Professional Jeweler Archive: For the Ladies

February 2004

Timepieces/New Products

For the Ladies

Colors and shapes offer choices for slimmer wrists

Jewels in multiple hues distinguish many of these models created for women. Here is a selection that also includes a few intriguing and innovative shapes.

– by Michael Thompson

Vicenza-based jeweler Lorenzo Pozzan, marking 40 years of making watches this year, enters the United States with a wide selection a colorful diamond and sapphire watches for women. Shown are gold models with diamonds and mother-of-pearl dials. Retail prices begin at $1,400. Models shown are $2,774-$2,815.

Lorenzo Pozzan Jewelry, Miami, FL; (866) 372-5083,

Chanel’s 18k white gold Camelia has a mother-of-pearl dial, four diamond markers and six petals set with 99 blue sapphires and 48 diamonds. The strap is blue satin. The time is set from the back. Each watch is Swiss-made.

Chanel, New York City; (212) 715-4747.

The Alfex Bubble Bango features a magnifying dome crystal and a flexible, ergonomically designed bangle available in four colors. The bangle stretches to open and close over the wrist. Suggested retail, $195.

Alfex, New Rochelle, NY; (914) 235-6261,

This tonneau-cased steel and diamond chronograph for men or women features 4.20 carats of diamonds on the bezel plus a leather strap. Suggested retail, $4,550.

Giantto Watches, Los Angeles, CA; (213) 623-3323.

These men’s and women’s quartz models from Wittnauer’s Astor collection feature two-tone bracelets and cases prepared in a thin profile, raised markers and gold-toned hands. Suggested retail, $495 for either size.

Wittnauer, Woodside, NY; (718) 204-3502.

Nina Ricci’s No12 watch features a steel bracelet with a choice of diamond designs, including the “Signature” model with the initials NR in diamond and the Doves edition (shown) with the company’s symbolic bird rendered in diamonds.

Nina Ricci, Vaumarcus, Switzerland, (41-32) 836-3700.

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