Luxurious Timepieces Call Out to Literature

By Roberta Naas | August 7, 2015 | Watches & Jewelry

While the East End is honoring its literary heritage this weekend with Authors Night in East Hampton, watchmakers, too, pay tribute to the written word.

<p><strong>From top: </strong><br>   ADVENTURE:   Going around the world in   exactly 80 days just got   easier, thanks to the IWC   Portugieser Yacht Club   Chronograph ($12,700),   which lets you time your   adventures to a fraction   of a second. <a href="http://iwc.com" target="_blank">IWC</a> is also   the sponsor of the Volvo   Ocean Races that travel   the world. Betteridge, 2   Jobs Lane, Southampton,   283-6653 </p> <p> HISTORY: <a href="http://bulova.com" target="_blank">Bulova</a>’s   Accutron II watch ($499)   is inspired by the famed   Accutron of 1960, the   world’s first electronic   watch with tuning-fork   precision. The new   Accutron II houses   Ultra-High Frequency   (UHF), high-performance   quartz technology. Cased   in steel with a curved   crystal, this watch offers   a signature sweeping   second hand. Macy’s,   190 W. Montauk Hwy.,   Hampton Bays, 728-2277</p> <p> ROMANCE: This <a href="http://harrywinston.com" target="_blank">Harry   Winston</a> Midnight   Diamond Second watch   ($30,600) is crafted   in 18k rose gold and   set with a row of   diamonds, the ultimate   symbol of love. The   39mm case houses an   automatic movement.   London Jewelers,   2 Main St., East   Hampton, 329-3939</p> <p> Brinley sunglasses,   <a href="http://oliverpeoples.com" target="_blank">Oliver Peoples</a> ($335).   53 Newtown Lane, East   Hampton, 329-4318. Tools   bandana, <a href="http://louisvuitton.com" target="_blank">Louis Vuitton</a> ($365). Americana   Manhasset, 2060   Northern Blvd.,   516-365-4766. Jacob   Gradient top, <a href="http://orlebarbrown.com" target="_blank">Orlebar   Brown</a> ($150). 23   Newtown Lane, East   Hampton, 604-5656.   Artisan Acqua, John   Varvatos ($84). <a href="http://macys.com" target="_blank">Macy’s</a>,   Hampton Bays Shopping   Center, 190 W. Montauk   Hwy., 728-5500. Red Ulysse   mini notebook cover   ($180), small red   notebook ($35), and large   leather notebook cover   ($530), <a href="http://hermes.com" target="_blank">Hermès</a>.   Americana Manhasset,   516-869-6660. Medium   travel journal, <a href="http://graphicimage.com" target="_blank">Graphic   Image</a> ($67). Gigi New   York, 28 Jobs Lane,   Southampton, 287-0707</p>

From top:
ADVENTURE: Going around the world in exactly 80 days just got easier, thanks to the IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph ($12,700), which lets you time your adventures to a fraction of a second. IWC is also the sponsor of the Volvo Ocean Races that travel the world. Betteridge, 2 Jobs Lane, Southampton, 283-6653

HISTORY: Bulova’s Accutron II watch ($499) is inspired by the famed Accutron of 1960, the world’s first electronic watch with tuning-fork precision. The new Accutron II houses Ultra-High Frequency (UHF), high-performance quartz technology. Cased in steel with a curved crystal, this watch offers a signature sweeping second hand. Macy’s, 190 W. Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays, 728-2277

ROMANCE: This Harry Winston Midnight Diamond Second watch ($30,600) is crafted in 18k rose gold and set with a row of diamonds, the ultimate symbol of love. The 39mm case houses an automatic movement. London Jewelers, 2 Main St., East Hampton, 329-3939

Brinley sunglasses, Oliver Peoples ($335). 53 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 329-4318. Tools bandana, Louis Vuitton ($365). Americana Manhasset, 2060 Northern Blvd., 516-365-4766. Jacob Gradient top, Orlebar Brown ($150). 23 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 604-5656. Artisan Acqua, John Varvatos ($84). Macy’s, Hampton Bays Shopping Center, 190 W. Montauk Hwy., 728-5500. Red Ulysse mini notebook cover ($180), small red notebook ($35), and large leather notebook cover ($530), Hermès. Americana Manhasset, 516-869-6660. Medium travel journal, Graphic Image ($67). Gigi New York, 28 Jobs Lane, Southampton, 287-0707

Like the books you read, the watch you wear makes an incredible personal statement. With the vast library of luxury timepieces available, there is a watch to reflect every personality, taste, and interest. The history buff might select a watch whose forebear has been chronicled in past glory, while the armchair adventurer, intrigued by the novels of Jules Verne or Jack London, should consider donning a top-notch calendar piece with features that enable tracking the time in different parts of the world. The romantic might gravitate to a moon phase that reflects mystery and the fantasy of fairy tales—the list is long, but, suffice it to say, that for every great book, there’s a sensational and complementary timepiece.

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