Catch up with some of the trends in luxury watches.


Words by Sophia Charalambous
IWC Schaffhausen

The Portugieser timepiece has been described as a “sleeping beauty” and it’s easy to see why.

First debuted in the 1930s, the elegant design has made it one of the most coveted in the world.

The automatic mechanical movement of this 40.9mm stainless steel piece features minute and second counters.

It also has a chic, navy Santoni alligator strap.


138 New Bond Street, £6,550



Designed to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the Dior Grand Bal Plume is limited to just 88 pieces.

It features a 36mm automatic movement, with a patented and functional oscillating weight.

The feathered mother-of-pearl effect on the dial evokes the swirl of a ball gown.

A red alligator strap and round cut diamonds on the bezel and case finish off the piece.


Dior, 160-162 Bond Street, £25,500


The Yacht-Master 40, in 40mm, is cast in 18-carat everose gold.

It is patented and cast in its own foundry.

With a black dial with all the distinctive Rolex features, it is completed with an environmentally resistant Oysterflex strap.

Being waterproof and robust make this watch ideal for sailing or being on the open seas.


29 Old Bond Street, £21,900



Raymond Weil

The latest Freelancer Calibre RW1212 is a nod to the postcode of the company’s headquarters in Grand Lancy.

The face and strap are taking its cues from a popular tone for timepieces this year, green.

Special details include the exposed two-spoke bridge and escape wheel, housing a sapphire crystal.


Watches Of Switzerland, 155 Regent Street, £1,895


Vintage Watch Company

This very rare Vintage Rolex Day Date with yellow Stella dial is a must-have collectors’ item for all vintage fans.

The 1970s birthed the Stella dial, which introduced the day date on an unusual lacquer and stone dial.

Originally designed for the Middle Eastern market, they are popular worldwide.

24 Burlington Arcade, POA


Patek Philippe

The Ladies’ Twenty-4 comes in rose gold, with a brown sunburst dial and gold-applied numerals.

There are diamonds set in the bezel, bracelet and crown.

Made for the modern active woman, it is the first model in the collection to feature a round case.


16 New Bond Street, £43,410