This season, Chicago’s arbiters of chic are choosing exceptional cerulean timepieces that offer both haute horology and azure elegance.
Clockwise from left: The Tonda Hémisphères Globo watch ($28,000) from Parmigiani Fleurier is crafted in a 42mm stainless-steel case set with diamonds. The blue Hermès strap matches the blue hemisphere globes set into the dial. The watch is powered by an automatic 337 movement with dual timezone indication and 50 hours of power reserve. Swiss Fine Timing, 1915 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, 847-266-7900
From Zenith, this Elite Ultra Thin Lady Moonphase watch ($8,100) is crafted in stainless steel and houses the Elite automatic movement with 195 components that is ultrathin—measuring just 8.65mm cased. The watch offers a power reserve of 50 hours and has a sub-seconds dial at 9 o’clock. Swiss Fine Timing, 645 N. Michigan Ave., 312-337-4700
From Omega, this De Ville Ladymatic watch ($17,200) is rendered in stainless steel with a blue mother-of-pearl sunray dial with diamond stars as markers and a snow-set diamond bezel. It is powered by the Omega Co-Axial caliber 8520 and is a COSC-certified chronometer. Marshall Pierce, 29 E. Madison St., Ste. 600, 312-372-2415
This Patek Philippe Ref. 4947G Ladies Annual Calendar with Moon Phases ($49,800) is crafted in 18k white gold and features a sunburst dial and blue-gray alligator strap. The watch is powered by a mechanical self-winding movement. C.D. Peacock, 172 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, 630-571-5355
Accessories: Indian horse silk pocket square, Hermès ($145). 25 E. Oak St., 312-787-8175. Silk pocket square, Brunello Cucinelli ($165). 939 N. Rush St., 312-266-6000. Big wallet ($875), small wallet ($540), and pin ($505), Prada. 30 E. Oak St., 312-951-1113
It’s not unusual for luxe watch brands to emblazon their straps with the most craved colors of the season, but today’s makers are taking the notion a step further by adorning watch dials and dial accents with sought-after shades. This season’s heavenly hue is blue, and watchmakers are racing to add this classic color to their most highly crafted creations.