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    Ethos founder Yash Saboo takes us on a watch trail as he picks his favourite timepieces for the gifting season

    Be it Chopard, Baume et Mercier or Ballon Bleu de Cartier and Rolex, we get an expert to help us navigate gold timepieces that  mean business and are a thing of beauty

    Text: Nandini Kumar
    Precious hour
    The A Lange & Sohne timepiece is fashioned out of solid 18k rose gold and the 41mm case adds to its beauty. To complement this case, a flat metallic silver-toned dial is embedded in it. “This brand from East Germany was extremely famous in the 1920s and was revived again in the ’90s. Their craftmanship is one of the best in the world,” Saboo says. Approximately `26,62,000. Details: ethoswatches.com

    Club cabochon
    “This watch has a fluted crown set with
    a sapphire cabochon placed on the case side
    making it exclusive. Yet it can be worn for any
    occasion,” Saboo remarks. The Ballon Bleu de Cartier possesses exclusive styling with a silvered opaline dial and black Roman numerals painted on the outer ring. Its bracelet is crafted from brown alligator skin with ardillon buckle in 18 carat pink gold to compliment the case material. `13,20,000. At Ethos, Forum Mall, Koramangala. Details: 22067775

    Diamond rush
    In refined steel, the Slimline
    Moonphase Frederique Constant watch is a work of
    art. The stainless steel yellow gold covered case defines durability and style. “The mother of pearl and the sparkle of the diamonds on the white dial gives this a rich look and moreover it is value for money and can make a great gift,” Saboo opines. The dial has eight diamond-studded indexes and a yellow gold metal bracelet. Approximately `88,300. At Garuda Mall, Magrath Road. Details: 40913800

    Gold standard
    The Pearlmaster, with 39 mm size in 18 ct yellow or white gold, masterfully combines Rolex’s watchmaking art with the captivating natural charms of gold and coloured gemstones makes this a unique piece. “It is a bit too fancy for my liking but someone who loves gold watches will truly like this piece,” he says. Rejuvenating the Oyster Perpetual, it is characterised by uniquely rich dials and exquisite gem settings of diamonds, sapphires or rubies. `32,00,000 upwards. At Rolex store, UB City. Details: 22113976
    Floating diamonds
    This elegantly designed watch for men
    comes with 36 mm, two tone 18K rose gold
    and polished stainless steel case. It has a pure white dial with rose gold Roman numerals, matching the hour and minute hands. The dial of this beautiful Happy Sport Collection by Chopard has seven floating 0.39 carat diamond pieces that shine bright on the white dial. “The signature moving diamonds adds great appeal and is a personal favourite,” Saboo says. `10,90,000. At Chopard, Vittal Mallya Road. Details: 40999623

    Hint of blush
    From the Alacria Queen
    collection, this Carl F
    Bucherer beauty is a combination of mechanical sophistication and feminine aesthetic appeal. Made out of 18 K rose gold with 38 diamonds studded on to it, it has a rose tint to the white mother of pearl dial. “With diamonds crafted on it, it gives a rich look,” says Saboo. `7,68,668. At Inorbit Mall, Whitefield. Details: 9844870887

    Black tie affair
    This winsome Classima by Baume et Mercier features a red gold-capped steel bezel. The finely crafted 40 mm-diameter model is driven by a mechanical self-winding caliber. “This timepiece with its distinctive identity will follow ambitious young men at every stage of future successes. It is classy with a black alligator strap and can be an impressive asset,” Saboo says. Approximately `2,17,000. Details: ethoswatches.com

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