By Roberta Naas Photography by Jeff Crawford Styling by Terry Lewis| November 21, 2014 |
Watches & Jewelry
Mountain men don’t need to say a lot when wearing one of these statement making watches. They let the timepieces do the talking….
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: From Panerai, this Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica ($171,000) houses a hand-wound P. 2005/S caliber with antishock device and 277 parts. Crafted in black ceramic, it features a titanium case back with hard black coating and offers second time zone and 24-hour indicator functions. 400 E. Hyman Ave., 970-544-1868. This Hermès Arceau Le Temps Suspendu (Time Suspended) watch ($20,750) is fashioned in steel with a galvanic black herringbone-motif dial. The watch tracks time perfectly, but if one wishes to suspend time rather than be a slave to it, a push of a button puts both the hour and minute hand to 12:00. The watch continues to keep the time but doesn’t display it again until the wearer pushes the button again and the hands fly into proper place. Magic! 105 Fillmore St., Denver, 303-388-0700. The A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Up/Down watch ($90,700) is sculpted in platinum with a solid silver and black argenté dial on a blue hand-stitched crocodile strap. The watch offers flyback chronograph functions and an up/down power reserve indicator at 6:00. Meridian Jewelers, 525 E. Cooper Ave., 970-925-3833. From Hublot, this Classic Fusion Tourbillon Night Out ($92,000) is created in black ceramic with a black rubber and shiny calf strap. The mechanical manufacturermade manual-wind tourbillon movement offers 120 hours of power reserve. Meridian Jewelers, SEE ABOVE
Big, brazen, complex watches are all the rage in Aspen. By adding unusual complications to models larger than 40mm—including tourbillon escapements that account for errors in timekeeping when the wrist is in different positions, skeletonization to expose the movement components in all their mechanical glory, and flyback chronographs that allow for timing of multiple events—top brands are offering not just style, but a multitude of practical uses.