A white column mansion on the exclusive Star Island opened its doors to guests of LVMH Watch Week Miami. Storied brands Bulgari, Hublot, and Tag Heuer were among the horological houses showcasing new releases that featured dazzling gem-set dials, technical innovations, and riveting colors. Vogue Arabia highlights the newest timepieces fit with diamonds and jewels.
The intense green malachite marquetry on Bulgari’s Lucea’s dial evokes a nostalgia for the ’60s and the era’s obsession with colored stones. Small pieces are upcycled having been carefully selected, cut, and reassembled making each piece a totally unique creation. Twelve brilliant-cut diamonds sparkle while a cabochon-cut synthetic sapphire adorns the V-shaped crown, also featuring a diamond. The watch features a total of 56 gems and 1.3 carats on the case and dial.
Spirit of Big Bang
The Hublot Spirit of Big Bang thrives as watchmaking and high jewelry come together on six 32-mm cases. Transformed through colored or transparent gems into rainbows with King Gold (Hublot’s 18K gold alloy) or stainless steel. The slim design furthers the femininity of the tonneau-shaped watch that features six H-shaped titanium screws, a self-winding movement, and interchangeable straps.
Carrera Date Plasma Diamant D’avant-Garde with Yellow Diamonds
This new Tag Heuer Carrera colorway features 4.8 carats worth of yellow lab-grown diamonds features Plasma technology and a polycrystalline dial, a yellow diamond Carrera logo and crown. It measures 36 mm in diameter and a white gold case with matching hour markers and hands.
LVMH recounts with this watch week that “time is everything.” Fleeting, time is one’s most precious asset. Luxury, in the eyes of LVMH is eternal, therefore watchmaking is more than a craft but a savoir-faire. Its internal fabrication ateliers make new historic timepieces are intended to be passed on to generations.