WOTY 2014: Eterna Contessa

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Highly Commended. Women’s Watches of the Year 2014.

The Eterna Contessa is the stand-out beauty of this category. Classically proportioned with Art Deco influences, it’s also one of the few watches to actually benefit from a diamond-encrusted case, in this case 288 of them set on every brushed and polished surface including a 0.06ct diamond set in the crown.

The Contessa’s rectangular case is also ever-so-slightly pinched-in at the crown: it’s barely perceptible but never fails to draw the eye. The multi-layered white mother-of-pearl dial also uses 12 diamonds as hour markers while two hands indicate hours and minutes.

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The Contessa range is incredibly scaleable with simple, yet stylish, steel models priced from less than £1,000 to extravagant five-figure precious metal, jewelled timepieces such as this.

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