For over 130 years, the Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet has paired innovative intricacy with sophisticated style, and the Audemars Piquet 2015 Ladies Millenary Collection is no exception. Taking the tiara for most lavish in the line of three timepieces is one with a wealth of 438 brilliant-cut diamonds dispersed over the 18-karat white-gold case and buckle. Another 136 diamonds are displayed on the white-gold dial (with blued gold hands and anthracite roman numerals). A blue cabochon sapphire rests on the crown.
A second version in white gold glimmers with 116 brilliant-cut diamonds for the bezel and lugs while the dial is made from mother-of-pearl and includes gold roman numerals printed in powder-pink. A pink cabochon sapphire is its crowning glory. The final example in the tony trio opts for an 18-karat pink-gold case and the same diamond count (limited to the bezel and lugs), pink sapphire crown, and use of mother-of-pearl as the latter watch.
Each watch dial consists of an off-centered disc—with hour and minute indices—inset with a mother-of-pearl seconds-counter. The manufacture’s hand-wound movement (with a 54-hour power reserve) is visible from the front and back through sapphire crystal. The series is priced at $60,600; $30,700; and $28,400, respectively. (audemarspiguet.com)