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    From Rolex, Omega and other iconic makers, our pick of wrist watches, this season that celebrate individual success and power
    To team spirit
    2Omega’s Speedmaster Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award limited-edition watch celebrates the 45th anniversary of the legendary Apollo 13 expedition. With only 1,970 pieces (to commemorate the year of the mission) available in Omega boutiques later this year, the watch has a 925 silver Snoopy medallion on the back that resembles
    NASA’s mascot and pin that was awarded for
    the mission. Approx `4,05,700. Details: 28464092

    One in a billion
    Fashioned from 239 emerald-cut baguette stone diamonds and set on an 18K white gold base, The Billionaire watch from Jacob & Co
    is made for the flamboyant and controversial Italian billionaire Flavio Briatore. The
    unique piece celebrates Briatore’s love
    for exclusivity and highlights an openly displayed manual-winding tourbilion with
    up to 72 hours reserve battery. Approx
    `120 crore. Details: jacobandco.com

    Point, set, match
    In 2010, Rafael Nadal and Swiss watch makers Richard Mille teamed up to create the first of the RM027 series. Now, the duo have launched the new RM27-02 Tourbilion Rafael Nadal, made from hundreds of thin quartz filaments that make for an extremely light, but also sturdy exterior. Priced at approximately `4,93,01,603. Details: richardmille.com

    Need for speed
    The Project X DS7 Custom Paul Newman Rolex Daytona pays tribute to actor and racer Paul Newman. The brand will only make 28 of these watches (through online orders), and promises to offer individual customisation. It gives the choice of having sapphire crystal or solid casebacks. Approx `14,09,071. Details: projectxdesigns.com

    7Enamelled centres
    Parmigiani Fleurier has introduced the Toric Tecnica Carpes in honour of Swiss painter and sculptor Edouard Marcel Sandoz. He is represented in the watch through an enamel dial designed like a pond. Encased in 18 carat white gold, this watch is destined for just one lucky owner. Approx `5,92,19,814, only in Hong Kong. Details: parmigiani.ch

    Majulah Singapura!
    To celebrate Singapore’s 50th year
    of independence, Jaeger-LeCoultre has launched its Grande Reverso Night & Day Singapore Special Edition. When reversed, the watch reveals the Singaporean flag in the shape of Singapore’s map. A limited edition
    of 50 pieces, it is available at Jaeger-LeCoultre’s flagship boutiques in Singapore. Approx `6,54,289. Details: jaeger-lecoultre.com

    Knight’s table
    An ode to British mythology and history is Roger Dubuis’ Excalibur Knights of the Round Table II. Twelve individually casted bronze figurines are used to denote the hour, and are set on a black jade dial/table and encased in pure white gold. This watch is given the prestigious Geneva Seal for quality. Approximately `1,70,48,812, on request at Helvetica. Details: 28464095

    Fit for a prince
    IWC Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition “Le Petit Prince” pays homage to aviator and novelist Antoine de Saint-Exupery in just 1,000 pieces. It sports a signature midnight blue dial and an extra sub-dial with which to count the days of the week, or to symbolise characters like ‘the king’, ‘the drunkard’ and ‘the rose’ from the story. Approximately `8,07,910. Available only at IWC boutiques. Details: iwc.com

    Audrey Hepburn inspired various pieces of Tiffany & Co jewellery, Mont Blanc pays tribute to Ernest Hemingway with limited edition pens, and Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman is given a hats-off with a line of Richard Mille watches. Wrist watches have now become a medium of honour and celebrate an individual through time.For more on how a person’s legacy can be preserved in a timepiece, read on:

     

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