Moving dials

PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 February, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 10 February, 2012, 12:00am


Cartier - Temps Moderne de Cartier

This timepiece has a generous 42.8mm rhodium-plated white gold case and 508 brilliant-cut diamonds. The Tahitian mother-of-pearl dial adorned with diamond-encrusted swirling motifs showcases the natural play of light and shadow, and three flower-shaped gears - also set with diamonds - mesh with one another and the toothed bezel. Fitted with a white brushed canvas strap and a diamond encrusted buckle, it is water resistant to 30 metres. Inquiries: 8105 5008

Piaget - Limelight Dancing Light

The white gold case of this elegant timepiece (inquiries: 2525 5585) is set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds of 1.6 carats. Set against the black dial is a white gold rotating rose motif set with 155 brilliant-cut diamonds of 0.6 carats, while the time indication - powered by an in-house quartz movement - is encased by the bloom and takes the central position. Also available in a pink gold case housing a white mother-of-pearl dial, with a white satin strap and pink gold buckle.

Van Cleef & Arpels - Lady Arpels Poetic Wish

The dial of this intricate timepiece (inquiries: 2522 9677) tells not only the time but also a story of young lovers. The dial has a miniature painting of Paris. The advancing steps of the woman looking at the towers of Notre Dame Cathedral from the first floor of the Eiffel Tower indicate the hour, and a flying kite shows the minutes. The matching Midnight Poetic Wish Timepiece for men features a man walking out onto the terrace of Notre Dame in the direction of the Eiffel Tower and a shooting star in the sky.