Sometimes it’s about the mechanics. Sometimes it’s about the shape. Sometimes, it’s a nice neat package all wrapped up into a dramatic presence on the wrist that has you drooling. That is exactly what the Claude Meylan Tortue Lady watch is all about — and it is the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. Even better, it is a real steal.
Thanks to a top-notch movement, sapphire case and alluring placement of the mechanics, the watch is a fascinating blend of sensual curves and contemporary appeal. The tortue (turtle or barrel shaped) case design offers generous viewing of the movement that is partially revealed on the dial side. The mechanical self-winding caliber features a bridge at 3:00 that is created in stunning red lacquer. Even better, the rotor (at 6:00) is entirely set with diamonds. The bright white dial at 12:00 with red accents and seconds hand complements the entire look. Finishing it off: the fluted crown is set with a bright red garnet spinel cabochon.
The ultra-feminine stainless steel watch — offered in white or in red hues for Valentine’s Day — is finished with a matching red satin strap. It retails for a cool $6,900.
Technical Specs often Claude Meylan Tortue Lady
Movement: Self-winding 7.75CM17 with 25 jewels, 38 hours of power reserve, beating at 4 Hz, 28,800 vibrations per hour
Functions: hours, minutes and seconds
Case: Steel, 31×31 mm / Thickness: 11 mm
Crystal: sapphire crystal Sapphire See-through 3 ATM
Strap: Technical Satin, Steel buckle