CHRONO ART Three superb pieces from some of the world's finest watch companies

Flight of the black angel

Oiris' futuristic pilot watch: The BC4 Flight Timer

Known for crafting some of the finest watches for pilots, the new BC4 Flight Timer is yet another feather in Oris' bejewelled cap. Everything about this watch screams class with detailing that's magnificent. Hewn from multiple pieces of stainless steel, the 43mm case flaunts a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating for flawless legibility. Based on the reliable ETA 2836-2 movement, it is capableof showing time in three different time zones simultaneously. It also features a second horizontal crown to manipulate the compass set on a rotating ring. The black printed dial with red applied markers looks stunning, while the hands and indices are treated with Super-LumiNova for visibility in the dark. Thetimepiece comes in a special presentation box along with an Oris-branded compass!

Rs. 1,49,995, www.oris.ch

The details

1 pilot's delight

Apart from showing three time zones, it also has a rotating compass scale and a date window

2 Oris special

The watch comes in a special and luxurious presentation box alongwith a branded compass

Haute Chime

Trust Harry Winston to craft a timepiece as stunning as the Midnight Minute Repeater. It chimes in three distinct tones to indicate the time; the low pitch (bong) for hours, alternating low and high (bing-bong) for quarter hours and high pitch (bing) for minutes. The hollowed out window on the dial shows the hammers in action. A limited run of 80 pieces – 40 in rose gold and another 40 in white. Expect the price to be equally exclusive.

Price on request, www.harrywinston.com

Call of the blue

TAG Heuer's Leonardo DiCaprio Limited Edition is based around the high-tech Aquaracer 500M Caliber 5 watch. Themed ‘Blue', it conveys its aquatic lineage to great effect. The electric blue dial with the meridian line effect, epoxy-coated blue bezel and a blue rubber strap pairs well with the sporty-looking diver's case. The bracelet comes with diving extensions and there's an automatic helium escape valve that makes it water-resistant up to 500 metres.

Rs. 1,28,000, www.tagheuer.com

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