In today’s age of the selfie and self-care, it seems only fitting that the watch industry would do some reflecting of its own: Several fashion savvy watch brands are creating timepieces with mirror dials.
“A mirrored surface is a reflection of the contemporary woman and our modern times,” said Carolina Bucci, the London-based jeweler who has been collaborating with the watchmaker Audemars Piguet. “We live in a world where we are attached to our phones the whole time, taking pictures, reflecting our world and bouncing it off to everyone else.” In 2016, Ms. Bucci shook up the cult classic Royal Oak, creating a limited edition with a bejeweled frosted finish in either white or rose gold.
Now, she has introduced yellow gold — and a mirror dial. “I wanted a complete contrast, with a perfectly slick dial,” Ms. Bucci said.
The idea wasn’t an immediate hit with Audemars Piguet. The Royal Oak, created in 1972 by the legendary designer Gérald Genta, features a dial with a tapisserie, or geometric pattern, motif — a signature detail that Ms. Bucci wanted to turn into a reflective surface. When the watchmaker resisted, Ms. Bucci quoted the brand’s own tagline to executives.
“I almost felt like I put a mirror in front of them, saying, ‘Your motto is: To break the rules, you must first master them,’” Ms. Bucci recalled.
To be fair, she added, the new dial style was a technical nightmare.
“There is no room for mistakes — not a speck of dust, not a fingerprint,” she said. “Once you put the crystal on, it’s trapped in there forever.”
Also, it’s an actual mirror and not just a highly polished surface.
“To ram it home, I brought in my Ray-Ban sunglasses and said, ‘I want this kind of mirror,’” Ms. Bucci said. “I really need to use it to check I don’t have spinach in my teeth.”
The result was a 37-millimeter model priced at ,600 and limited to 300 pieces. The dial seems to take on a life of its own, depending on the surface it is reflecting — it can look black, blue or even gold. It echoes a current jewelry trend for transformable pieces, as well as Ms. Bucci’s own approach: “The last thing I want — for jewelry, watches, clothes, anything — is to get bored.”
A mirror dial may have a contemporary, on-trend look — consider the Apple Watch, with its reflective, black-screen face — but the idea is certainly not new. In the 1960s, the Danish silversmith Georg Jensen collaborated with the unconventional Swedish designer Vivianna Torun Bulow-Hube, known as Torun, who dreamed up a super simple watch with a mirror dial.
The Vivianna, in fact, was conceived as part of a competition: Design something you despise. Ms. Torun “hated everything about time — the conventions of keeping time and being a slave to it,” said Nicholas Manville, Georg Jensen’s senior vice president of design. A mirror-faced watch was a reminder not give in to the rigidity of timekeeping, Mr. Manville said: “Whenever you thought about time, you saw yourself.”
Today, the Vivianna watch — a sculptural slip-on bangle of a timepiece — has had several iterations and remains a best seller for the house.
Chanel, as with Carolina Bucci, is using mirrors to inject modern cool into its watches. Last year, the Première — a wraparound chain bracelet watch created in 1987 as Chanel’s first watch exclusively for women — was given a golden mirror-dial treatment. The limited edition had 1,000 pieces, each at ,600.
But that wasn’t its first venture into reflection: In 2016, Chanel’s signature J12 also got a mirror makeover in white ceramic and steel.
For Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday in November, Swatch collaborated with the celebrated British artist Damien Hirst on a reflective dial, with America’s most famous mouse rendered in a minimalist dot design (5 and limited to 19,999 pieces, now sold out). And at Chaumet, a mirrored dial is an especially sleek addition to the Hortensia Eden collection of steel cocktail watches, which has asymmetrically placed, hand-sculpted flowers decorating the dial and a flat mesh Milanese bracelet (4,310 pounds, or ,515).
Neon colors are also trending, Ms. Kepa said, adding that Storm’s Cody watches (from £119.99) come in a range of vibrantly colored reflective dials that surely would pass Ms. Bucci’s spinach-in-teeth test. But “from far away,” Ms. Kepa said, “it doesn’t even look like a watch but more just an accessory.”
The Swiss house Movado also has played with highly reflective faces, and notably via pitch-black dials, such as the ultra-classic 1881 Automatic (,195), in 39.5 millimeters with a self-winding Swiss movement. The Movado Bold range is more fashion forward — its dials combine a sun-ray polished steel center with a mirrorlike ring that takes on the look of a bezel. Most eye-catching are an edgy, monochrome version with a chain-stitched black leather strap, and a warmer gold version with eyelet detail on the strap (both 36 millimeters, 5). More classic models come courtesy of the men’s all-around gold-plated watch with a matching Milanese strap (5).
What’s best about mirror dials is their flexibility. As Jasmine Audemars, chairwoman of Audemars Piguet’s board of directors and fan of the new mirror-dial Royal Oak, said, “Who needs a selfie when you can look at yourself in your watch?”B:
九龙心水:1715:CC【白】【素】【贞】【突】【然】【看】【向】【法】【海】，【面】【色】【不】【善】，“【绝】【对】【是】【他】【搞】【的】【鬼】，【否】【则】【官】【人】【怎】【么】【会】【想】【到】【出】【家】【当】【和】【尚】。” 【这】【其】【中】【绝】【对】【有】【法】【海】【使】【乱】【子】。 【或】【者】【说】【是】【教】【唆】！ 【不】【然】【的】【话】，【许】【仙】【又】【没】【有】【变】【傻】，【怎】【么】【会】【想】【到】【来】【金】【山】【寺】【剃】【度】【出】【家】【为】【僧】。 “【好】【你】【个】【法】【海】，【我】【不】【去】【找】【你】，【你】【反】【倒】【找】【到】【我】【头】【上】【来】，【你】【就】【教】【唆】【我】【官】【人】【剃】【度】【出】【家】，【真】【是】【岂】【有】【此】【理】
【电】【话】【那】【头】【传】【来】【一】【个】【大】【叔】【声】【音】，【如】【果】【时】【遇】【五】【人】【在】【场】，【肯】【定】【一】【下】【就】【能】【听】【出】【是】【来】【检】【测】【设】【备】【的】【那】【个】【人】。 “【没】【问】【题】，【马】【上】【就】【搞】【好】【了】。”【大】【叔】【用】【着】【自】【信】【的】【语】【气】【回】【道】。 “ok，【麻】【烦】【刘】【叔】【了】，【比】【赛】【结】【束】【我】【请】【你】【吃】【饭】。”【孟】【傲】【川】【扬】【起】【一】【抹】【得】【意】【笑】【容】，【低】【声】【说】【道】：“【这】【漫】【展】【场】【地】【几】【乎】【全】【都】【是】【我】【认】【识】【的】【人】，【跟】【我】【斗】？【你】【们】【还】【不】【够】【格】。”
“【猎】【物】【看】【这】【阵】【势】，【被】【啃】【得】【都】【骨】【头】【散】【架】【了】，【魔】【兽】【必】【定】【体】【型】【硕】【大】，【而】【且】【凶】【残】。【只】【是】，【为】【何】【还】【有】【一】【人】【被】【倒】【挂】【在】【了】【树】【上】。【而】【且】，【以】【魔】【兽】【的】【利】【爪】，【想】【要】【精】【准】【剥】【去】【人】【皮】，【恐】【怕】【不】【可】【能】【吧】” 【毕】【竟】【是】【军】【伍】【出】【身】，【方】【焕】【兰】【在】【众】【女】【中】【第】【一】【个】【调】【整】【好】，【也】【来】【到】【了】【最】【前】【方】，【开】【始】【打】【量】【此】【处】【血】【腥】【的】【场】【面】。 “【四】【周】【找】【找】【看】，【有】【没】【有】【别】【的】【什】【么】【线】【索】九龙心水:1715:CC【接】【下】【来】【的】【十】【分】【钟】，【徐】【立】【详】【细】【地】【询】【问】【了】【他】【那】【只】【不】【知】【道】【被】【忘】【了】【多】【久】【的】【驴】【的】【身】【体】【状】【况】，【健】【康】【与】【否】，【有】【没】【有】【成】【亲】，【是】【否】【突】【破】【成】【灵】【驴】【等】【等】【一】【系】【列】【的】【问】【题】。 【青】【木】【长】【老】【也】【是】【不】【厌】【其】【烦】，【一】【张】【老】【脸】【都】【快】【笑】【得】【抽】【搐】【了】，【让】【徐】【立】【也】【是】【十】【分】【佩】【服】。 【就】【凭】【这】【张】【脸】，【当】【初】……【该】【逃】！ “【行】【了】！【青】【木】【老】【头】，【让】【白】【玉】【大】【爷】【跟】【他】【说】，【小】【子】，【你】【的】
【越】【泽】【神】【色】【一】【凝】，【这】【件】【事】【除】【了】【他】【和】【赵】【中】【诚】【外】【无】【人】【知】【晓】，【可】【却】【如】【此】【轻】【巧】【地】【被】【另】【一】【个】【人】【说】【出】【来】。 【因】【为】【不】【知】【道】【眼】【前】【女】【子】【的】【意】【图】，【越】【泽】【并】【没】【有】【开】【口】，【只】【是】【紧】【盯】【着】【她】，【等】【待】【她】【的】【下】【一】【句】【话】。 【云】【栀】【说】【完】【也】【紧】【紧】【盯】【着】【越】【泽】，【却】【发】【现】【他】【的】【眼】【眸】【沉】【如】【浓】【墨】，【仿】【佛】【能】【一】【眼】【望】【到】【底】，【可】【又】【仿】【佛】【什】【么】【也】【看】【不】【出】。 【这】【个】【男】【人】，【从】【头】【到】【尾】【把】【自】
【云】【至】【风】【听】【罢】，【当】【即】【回】【头】【对】【卓】【溪】【源】【和】【清】【澜】【道】：“【传】【令】【下】【去】，【不】【得】【擅】【自】【行】【动】，【等】【本】【尊】【号】【令】。” “【是】。”【卓】【溪】【源】【和】【清】【澜】【齐】【声】【应】【道】。 【随】【即】，【云】【至】【风】【又】【大】【步】【走】【到】【白】【雨】【舞】【面】【前】，【柔】【声】【道】：“【等】【我】。” 【白】【雨】【舞】【闪】【动】【着】【一】【双】【纯】【净】【澄】【澈】【的】【眼】【睛】，【将】【如】【玉】【一】【般】【洁】【白】【的】【小】【手】【放】【在】【了】【云】【至】【风】【那】【结】【满】【黑】【鳞】【的】【大】【掌】【上】，【轻】【声】【道】：“【恩】。”
【就】【在】【这】【个】【时】【候】，【整】【个】【忍】【界】【都】【震】【动】【了】【起】【来】。 【水】【之】【国】。 【这】【是】【一】【个】【四】【面】【被】【海】【水】【包】【围】【的】【岛】【国】，【周】【围】【有】【不】【少】【的】【群】【岛】，【不】【同】【的】【岛】【上】【有】【着】【不】【同】【的】【风】【土】【人】【情】，【因】【为】【远】【离】【忍】【者】【大】【陆】，【颇】【有】【一】【种】【独】【立】【于】【世】【的】【感】【觉】。 【轰】【轰】【轰】！ 【一】【股】【股】【磅】【礴】【的】【海】【啸】【惊】【起】，【向】【着】【水】【之】【国】【的】【海】【岛】【上】【冲】【去】，【每】【到】【海】【浪】【都】【足】【足】【有】【三】【四】【十】【米】【高】，【冲】【击】【过】【来】【的】【势】