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Fashion Time Pieces for Timeless Elegance

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Diamonds are a girl's best friend when she wears this lavish Kalla Haute Couture watch from Vacheron Constantin – 310 diamonds, to be exact, 29.40 carats in all, set in 18-karat white gold. The diamonds close over the watch face, creating a spectacular bracelet look with a secret watch element. $891,000

Men's Watches
Does the timepiece make the man? In the case of these five magnificent watches, that just might be the case. Once you strap on one of these bold new styles, perhaps you’ll stand a bit straighter, have more of a spring in your step or feel ready to take on whatever dangerous task comes your way. No matter what challenges the day brings, you’ll be man enough to meet them all with one of these on your wrist.

A. Lange & Söhne’s watchmaking skills date to 1845, but the famed German company definitely keeps up with the times. This classically elegant 2015 version of the Lange 1 watch has a platinum case, a solid-silver dial, hands of rhodiumed gold and a crocodile strap. $49,500
A. Lange & Söhne, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa,  657.205.4555 :: alange-soehne.com/en

Gucci’s Swiss-made dive watch pops with color and is ready for action both in and out of the water, with its stainless steel case, black matte dial and black rubber strap branded with the Gucci logo. $1,090
Gucci, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, 714.557.9600 :: gucci.com

This powerfully masculine TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 6 Heritage Automatic is a refined beauty, with its detailed dial sporting the brand’s traditional lacquered “flinqué” texture paired with a polished steel case and steel linked bracelet. And it is water-resistant to 100 meters. $3,150
Ben Bridge, The Shops at Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo,  949.365.1182 :: benbridge.com

This Omega Seamaster 300 “Spectre” Limited Edition James Bond black polished ceramic watch has a bi-directional rotating diving bezel, a five-stripe black-and-grey NATO strap and the “Spectre” film logo along with a unique serial number engraved on the back of the case. Only 7,007 were made. $7,500
Omega Boutique, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, 714.850.0558 :: omegawatches.com
Traditional Jewelers, Fashion Island Shopping Center, Newport Beach,  949.721.9010
:: traditionaljewelers.com

Renowned Swiss timepiece maker Carl F. Bucherer created this Manero PowerReserve automatic watch, highlighted by a classic power-reserve indicator. With 33 jewels, a stainless-steel case and alligator strap, the Manero is a distinctly powerful player. $11,000
Swiss Watch Gallery, The Shops at Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, 949.364.2500 :: swisswatchgallery.com

Women's Watches
Slipping a fantastic watch onto your wrist can give you quite a thrill, especially when that elegant timepiece is a true original. And wearing a design from one of the world’s most innovative brands is certain to enhance any ensemble, especially on those nights you need to be perfectly clad and red-carpet ready. From the finest Swiss manufacturers to the top jewelers and designers on the planet, keeping track of the day with these stunning accessories is a delight – and a conversation starter, too, if you have the time.

The Pathos Diva watch from Carl F. Bucherer moves  effortlessly from day to night, with its diamond embellishments, 25-jewel movement and stainless-steel bracelet. Plus, it has a power reserve of 38 hours. $10,000
The Watch Connection, 3033 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.432.8200 :: watchconnection.com

This white gold Harry Winston Premier Lace timepiece is 31 mm in diameter and studded with 78 brilliant-cut diamonds and a Tahitian mother-of-pearl lacework that creates a unique look. The strap is alligator, with a gold buckle also awash with diamonds. $22,800
Harry Winston, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, 714.371.1910 :: harrywinston.com

Part of the Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Fabuleux Ornements Collection, this fascinating Ottoman Architecture watch is totally on trend for 2016 with its 18-karat 5N pink gold case, 85 diamonds, pearls and black alligator strap. $135,000
Vacheron Constantin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, 714.955.4057 :: vacheron-constantin.com

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend when she wears this lavish Kalla Haute Couture watch from Vacheron Constantin – 310 diamonds, to be exact, 29.40 carats in all, set in 18-karat white gold. The diamonds close over the watch face, creating a spectacular bracelet look with a secret watch element. $891,000
Vacheron Constantin, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, 714.955.4057 ::  vacheron-constantin.com

Coco Chanel would have loved wearing this Art Deco-inspired watch from the Chanel Premiere Collection. Made with 18-karat white gold, this quartz-movement timepiece is dripping with 569 diamonds (3.09 carats total) everywhere – on the buckle, bracelet and dial. $63,500
Traditional Jewelers, Fashion Island Shopping Center, Newport Beach, 949.721.9010 :: traditionaljewelers.com


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