Unveiled recently in a men’s version to mark the 130th anniversary of watchmaker Saint Honore, the best seller Tour Eiffel watch is now available in a dainty size, for women. Once again, the bezel has been hewn from a metal part of the famous Parisian monument, making this mechanical watch a unique collector’s piece. It gives women the opportunity to wear a symbol of France and Gustave Eiffel’s technological genius on their wrists.
The most iconic edifice of Paris attracts some seven million visitors every year, all captivated by its beauty and technical brilliance: the 2,500,000 rivets, 20,000 gleaming bulbs and 18,000 pieces of metal structure create an incomparable silhouette.
Nicknamed the la Dame de Fer (Iron Lady), la Grande Dame or la Dame de Paris, the Eiffel Tower is a majestic presence on the new women’s watch from Saint Honore, powered by an automatic caliber. Not only has a fragment of one of its metal girders served to craft the bezel, its pale brown color and characteristic lattice structure serve as motifs on various parts of the watch such as the dial and crown, the oscillating weight in the movement and the strap clasp.
Elegant and different, this limited edition of 500 pieces, among the 1,885 pieces in the range, marry geometric shapes and curves, in reference to its historical provenance and the glamorous spirit of the age. Pairing a sparkling polished steel case with an immaculate white leather strap, or a warm rose gold case on a brown leather strap, the new Tour Eiffel Lady watch was born to appeal to devotees of fine mechanisms. The watchmaker also offers a version with an Eclair effect dial. This Saint Honore innovation reproduces the sparkle of diamond paving. What a splendid way to reflect the evening shimmer of the Iron Lady of France.