Watches woven in heaven

Fabrics are looming on the horizon as the new contenders for the most original watch dials for men and women alike.

  • Renowned for his dapper style, Lapo Elkann has collaborated with Hublot on the Classic Fusion Italia Independent collection, including this King Gold chronograph with a dial and strap made from an original sample of 1970s tartan kept in the archives of Italy’s famous tailor Rubinacci (£29,000).
  • Harry Winston has achieved a world first with its original marriage of raw silk and gold embossed dials on the new Premier Delicate Silk collection. Even more astonishing is the novel technique used to encourage the silkworms to weave their own fabric without the interaction of human hands (£40,000).
  • Patek Philippe’s elegant ladies’ annual calendar complication – Ref. 4947 – features a dial that replicates the crisp sheen and texture of shantung silk produced from wild silk (£36,220). 
  • Lapo Elkann was involved in the creation of Hublot’s Big Bang One Click Italia Independent women’s collection combining ceramic, diamonds and plush blue velvet on the dial and strap (£16,500).
  • Gucci is buzzing with energy thanks to the input of creative designer Alessandro Michele. This La Marché des Merveilles watch features the classic green and red Gucci textile stripes with a large golden embroidered bee (£610).
  • Zenith Defy El Perimero 21 watch
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  • de GRISOGONO Eccentrica ladies' watch

The Jewellery Editor is for sale

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Since founding The Jewellery Editor in 2010, we have grown our digital magazine to be the number one global source of information and inspiration for fine jewellery and luxury watches.

3,500 articles, 150 videos with over 5 million views and a reach of over 2 million per month on social media later, we have offered unparalleled and highly respected coverage of our sector. However, despite our editorial success, we are financially struggling as an independent publisher.

Entirely funded, owned and run by Christine and Maria in London, we are now looking to sell The Jewellery Editor so that it can continue to grow. As e-commerce becomes a priority in our industry, we believe there is huge potential for engaging editorial content and are seeking a buyer who shares our values and passion so that under their guidance we can give a bright future to the platform and help us grow our business to the next stage.

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