With Dubai Food Festival in full swing this month, we’re clearing time in our diaries to sample some of the gastronomic creations including exclusive set-price menus, beachside dining and chef’s tables. While fine watchmaking usually takes its cues from more mechanical sources of inspiration such as cars, travel and exploration and aviation, we’ve included a delectable sampler of a few tasty morsels that took a little of their flavour from the world of food. In the past, we have enjoyed admiring watches featuring marshmallow enamel designs and even a watch with a bezel made of Swiss cheese. It seems that when it comes to inspiration, watchmakers are always hungry for the next big thing. These watches are deliciously timed to whet your senses – bon appetit!
May 03, 2023
The sweetest time…
Bovet Miss Audrey Sweet Art
Throughout history, a variety of materials have been used to craft watch dials.
Precious metals, enamel, miniature painting, guilloche, engraving, mother-of-pearl, aventurine, skeleton and many others have been used by watchmakers over the years. Bovet 1822 brings a sweet new take to what is possible on a dial, courtesy of the Miss Audrey Sweet Art, which uses pure sugar – a notable departure from traditional watchmaking materials that showcases BOVET 1822's ambition to push the boundaries of what is possible. The sugar crystals are treated to maintain their structure even when subjected to light or heat, ensuring that they will not dissolve or lose their shape. They are then skillfully applied by one of BOVET's talented miniature painting artisans onto the watch dial. Each dial is unique and the result is unlike anything else in the industry.
MeisterSinger Edition Best Friends
For those whose food choices are dictated by deep-rooted ethical convictions, wearing materials made from animal products is often problematic. MeisterSinger has released an exclusive moonphase edition limited to 250 pieces that features a vegan leather strap. This allows animal lovers to enjoy the jet black dial and admire the photorealistic moon and earth, without a single drop of guilt. The MS Luna features an automatic movement – the moonphase is so precise it only needs a slight adjustment every 122 years.
Oris Divers Sixty-Five ‘Cotton Candy’
Nursery sweet hues that are, according to the brand, designed ‘to bring a smile’ certainly do that. How can anyone resist these hopefully-hued editions of the bronze Divers Sixty-Five. In blue, green or pink, the 38mm watch is unisex, and the soft colour offers a pleasing contrast to the rugged bronze case and functional link bracelet or leather strap. Water-resistant to an impressive 100 metres, these tool watches look and play the part.