The top luxury watchmakers tell us about the most exquisite timepieces you can buy this Diwali
The festival of lights is one of the few occasions when you can go all out to splurge on your friends and family. And what better gift can you give them than the gift of time? Festive watches are having a huge moment right now, as luxury brands step up their craftsmanship to offer the most exclusive and unique range of timepieces for you to sport this season.
From temple jewellery-inspired watches to the rarest watch movement designs, Swarovski and pearl detailing, heavily embellished gold sets to a dazzling array of fine diamond-encrusted watches, our festive round-up has it all.
Here are some of the best watches which you can invest in this Diwali:
Ganesha Engraved Watch by Jaipur Watch Company
This exclusive Ganesha Watch is a one-of-a-kind timepiece that is 100% hand-engraved by several artists spent over two-and-a-half-months. This watch showcases fine detailing over the entire case with metal inlay work and the dial consists of ETA 6498 Movement, which has again been further skeletonised by hand in a pattern of “Jaali” inspired from Indian temples. Price on Request.
Serpenti Tubogas by Bulgari
The iconic Serpenti Tubogas by the powerhouse luxury jewellery and watch label Bulgari could be the ideal statement number for you this Diwali. Featuring quartz movement, the 18 kt rose gold curved case set also includes brilliant-cut diamonds, 18 kt rose gold crown set with a cabochon-cut pink rubellite, black opaline dial with guilloché soleil treatment and hand-applied indexes. Available at Johnson Watch Company. Price on request
Facets by Titan Raga
As a tribute to the modern Indian woman and the many facets of her personality- this festive season Titan Raga launched the ‘Facets Collection’ – a range of 12 exquisite watches featuring various elements of contemporary design including Swarovski crystals, Mother of pearl, rose gold plating with a plethora of geometric forms on the dial and strap.
The collection is a striking amalgamation of fluid shapes and fine materials capturing the nuances of a multi-faceted personality; available in elegant hues like Deep Plum, Prune, Rose Gold and Gold. Price: Rs 5,495/- to 15,995/-
Postage Stamp Watch by Jaipur Watch Company
Known for using coins in its timepieces, Jaipur Watch Company has customized unique and heritage watches using Indian postage stamps dating back to the years 1937-1940 as the dial. The watches have lotus flower engraving similar to the reverse side of the One Rupee coin of the same era coupled with a portrait of the King George VI. This is a limited-edition gold watch series with the dial being made out of a real postal stamp. Price: Rs 1,40,000
Nakashi - Nebula by Titan
The Nakashi range inspired by elements of Temple architecture blends the fine craftsmanship of watch-making with India’s rich heritage in jewellery design. This collection uses traditional gold floral stamping techniques as well as Nakashi, Filigree and Rawa Gold workmanship, to create stunning antique-finish watches.
The exquisite 18 K Gold bracelet timepieces are inspired by architectural elements in temples, and feature domes, pillars, floral and chakra patterns. Each link of the bracelet is held together with an exquisite gold hinge that lends the watch a timeless, heritage look. These watches feature elegant Mother-of-Pearl dials and diamonds on the case. Price: Range starts from 2.3 lakhs
Solotempo by Bulgari
Decorated with côtes de Genève, which is the most intrinsic watch movement design, this Bulgari number also features chamfering and snailed finishing, and has a 41 mm stainless steel case treated with black Diamond-Like Carbon, bronze bezel with double logo, bronze crown with ceramic insert, hand-applied bronze indexes, black leather strap and ardillon buckle. It is also water-resistant up to 50 metres and the ideal Diwali gift for your family. Price on request. Available at Johnson Watch Company.