Auspicious Moments

 At Royal de Versailles Jewellers, (416) 967-7201,
At Royal de Versailles Jewellers, (416) 967-7201,


Tradition Dame 7038 Watch
Ref.: 7038BB/1T/9V6/D00D

Dame 7038 is Breguet Tradition’s very first ladies’ watch, featuring its signature movement. The barrel at the centre of the movement features a guilloche barrel cover, and a darkened mother-of-pearl subdial shows the elegant time display. With an open-worked dial and Breguet’s unique U-shaped parachute shock absorber, the watch’s meticulous craftsmanship is revealed under the sapphire-crystal caseback. Gold-tipped hands and a crimson alligator strap complete the feminine allure. 


Reverso One Duetto Jewellery Watch
Ref.: 3363401

Showcasing Jaeger-LeCoultre’s superb jewellery technique, the refined Reverso epitomizes creative Art Deco style. The double-duty watch works day to night with two interchangeable faces: a shimmery mother-of-pearl with black Arabic numerals reverses to a dramatic back dial of mysterious black opal and glittering diamond hour-markers. The white-gold case is encircled with three rows of diamonds on a sapphire-blue satin strap. Water-resistant to 30m.

 At Palladio, (604) 685-3885,
At Palladio, (604) 685-3885,


Vacheron Constantin
Heures Créatives Heure Discrète Watch
Ref.: 37530/000G-B060

Inspired by one of the most popular accessories for women in the 20th century, folding fans, the watch’s white-gold fan-shaped case recalls ladies’ handheld fans in times past. The fan’s sliding facets conceal a dainty mother-of-pearl dial. Available on a black satin strap or a strap with round-cut diamond accenting. Power reserve 40 hours. Water-resistant 30m.

 At Brinkhaus Jewellers, (604) 689-7055,
At Brinkhaus Jewellers, (604) 689-7055,


Patek Philippe
Calatrava Haute Joaillerie Watch
Ref.: 4899/900G

Patek Philippe Calatrava’s intricate artisanal technique transforms this watch into an artful masterpiece. The dial features an engraved feather motif upon pale pink mother-of-pearl, complementing the engraved hands. More than 300 diamonds and pink sapphires surround the case for a look that invites fanciful dreams. Power reserve 48 hours. Water-resistant to 30m.



Jaquet Droz
Automata Tropical Bird Repeater Watch
Ref.: J033033200

The Jaquet Droz Automata paints an exotic tropical paradise. The black onyx dial is emblazoned with a colourful scene featuring a peacock’s flamboyant feathers, a hummingbird, a leopard, tropical flora, and a waterfall, all in a dynamic arrangement that creates the illusion of movement. A green alligator strap and engraved red-gold case present finishing touches. Minute repeater. Power reserve 60 hours. Limited edition of 8 pieces.

 At CHANEL Boutique, (604) 682-0522,
At CHANEL Boutique, (604) 682-0522,


Mademoiselle Privé Watch
Ref.: H4949

This elegant piece is inspired by the Chinese-style lacquered screens in Gabrielle Chanel’s residence on 31 Rue Cambon, Paris. A black dial is contrasted with a sculpted gold and white mother-of-pearl Oriental motif of branches, blossoms, and birds in flight, complemented by 564 diamonds. Black alligator strap. Numbered limited edition restricted to one piece.

Produced by Rui Chen English Text by Kate Missine