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Boucheron’s Rare Vintage Reflet

Laurie Kahle

Wine writers have hailed 2005 as one of the best vintages of French Bordeaux in decades, if not longer. After maturing such exceptional wine, the 200-year-old oak casks used to age Château Latour Grand Millésime 2005 have been preserved on the dials of Boucheron’s steel Reflet XL Château Latour watches ($15,100). Boucheron will produce just 100 of these collector’s timepieces, each endowed with a unique dial made of oak marquetry from a barrel that stored Château Latour 2005, 1st classified Grand Cru (First Growth) of Pauillac. Boucheron also enlisted its frequent partner Girard-Perregaux for the piece’s automatic GP4000 movement. With its streamlined, sculpted case, stylized Arabic numerals, and novel interchangeable strap system, the rectangular Reflet’s classic retro style dates to 1947—also an outstanding vintage year in Bordeaux.  (www.boucheron.com)

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