By Roberta Naas Photography by Jeff Crawford Styling by Terry Lewis| February 16, 2015 |
Watches & Jewelry
Calendar watches are all the rage with Chicago women who travel extensively or just need to keep track of their busy schedules—in style.
Accessories: Snake Temple Aviator sunglasses, Roberto Cavalli ($395). Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900. Pliplat clutch, Hermès ($5,000). 25 E. Oak St., 312-787-8175
One of the hottest trends in watchmaking is the calendar timepiece, with more and more sophisticated designs appearing each spring, especially for women. Whether a watch features a simple date indicator, an annual calendar that requires an adjustment just once a year, or a perpetual calendar that automatically adjusts the date every month, these timepieces are ideal for the businesswoman whose work takes her around the globe. The world’s finest watchmakers often incorporate a moon phase into these creations, not only to allow the wearer to observe the waxing and waning of the moon, but also to add celestial beauty that keeps the eye on more than just the time.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: 1. From Jaeger-LeCoultre, this Rendez-Vous Perpetual Calendar watch ($49,800) is crafted in 18k pink gold and houses the automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 868. It registers hours, minutes, seconds, date, day, month, year, and moon phases. It is set with 1.78 carats of diamond and features a black alligator strap. Marshall Pierce & Co., 29 E. Madison St., No. 600, 312-372-2415
2. This Blancpain Women Complete Calendar watch ($55,700) houses an automatic movement and offers a complete calendar function, small seconds indication, and moon-phase display. It is crafted in 18k red gold. Tourbillon, 545 N. Michigan Ave., 312-836-3800
3. From Glashu?tte Original, this PanoMatic Luna watch ($20,400) features a simple panorama date indicator and a moon-phase aperture. The dial is mother-of-pearl and has 18 diamonds; the case is set with 65 diamonds. The watch is powered by the caliber 90-12 automatic movement. Swiss Fine Timing, 645 N. Michigan Ave., 312-337-4700
4. This Hermès Arceau Petite Lune watch ($7,900) is crafted in steel and offers a pointer-style date indication and a moon-phase display at 10:00. The timepiece is powered by a mechanical self-winding movement and features a mother-of-pearl dial and indigo alligator strap. C.D. Peacock, 4999 Old Orchard Center, Ste. N3, Skokie, 847-679-1837