AUTUMN 2011I sea&iI81timepiecesKING POWERTOURBILLON AYRTONSENNA, HUBLOT The commemorativeHublot King Power Ayrton Sennaeditionwas launched in memory of the driver on what would have beenhis 50th birthday. Proceeds from the 500 limited editions go toa charitable foundation set up in Senna's name. The ceramicbezel has multiple holes representing a disc brake, and the strapis the same fibre as a Formula 1 driver's flame-retardant suit.SEAMASTER PLANET OCEANCHRONOGRAPH,OMEGAA watch for the adventurous James Bond type, the OmegaSeamaster is a design classic. Having defined naval style fordecades, the latest edition in the Seamaster line doesnot disappoint. This solid, impressively engineered timepiecefeatures a new watch movement and ceramic bezel, and hasbeen engineered to meet the needs of divers. Omega'sSeamaster Planet Oceanis water-resistant to around 600m(2,000ft), a depth at which you would implode, and isidealfor messing about in the water and on the beach thanksto its chunky case and rubber strap.on board
82Isea&iIAUTUMN 2011Ladies timepiecesRecent collections have seen more and more precious gems finding their way into thefinest timepieces. This year saw several brands introducing a new generation of ladies'watches that combine elegance with technical advancement. Some of the trends that havebeen successful to date are simply evolutions of existing models, others are new, but one thing thatstands out is that the complications seem to be getting more and more complex every year. JEWELS THAT TELL TIME Ladies timepieces were once just a piece of fine jewellery, but today'scollections show that the technology behind the intricate designs isas impressive as the variety of precious stones they boast. TheRosebudby Harry Winston is one such example. At its centreis a diamond surrounded by a corolla of pear-cut diamondsthat pivot to reveal a mother-of-pearl dial. Van Cleef & Arpels High Jewellery timepieces are finepieces of jewellery set with diamonds, rubies, sapphires andemeralds. Part of the Van Cleef & Arpels collection that has been aspeciality of the house since the 1920s, the latest in the offing is theHigh Jewellery Timepiece makis dŽcor, which closes the brand'svoyage into the jungle. The elegant design of the white-gold jewellerybracelet is based on a jungle scene, with two wide-eyed cavortingmakis monkeys clinging to looping foliage and exotic flowersmade of diamonds, blue and white sapphires and onyx. Thecentral flower is mobile and protects the mother-of-pearldial and the case, which is white gold set with diamonds.