WatchPro recently announced its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.
Now we will showcase a watch a day that has made the cut in 2012. Continuing the Highly Commended timepieces in the Luxury category, and are today focused on Fabergé.
Highly Commended Luxury Watch of the Year – Fabergé Alexei Pavillon
This striking timepiece is part of Fabergé’s new Palais du Temps timepiece collection, updating the Alexei design with a softer look inspired by the brand’s Russian heritage.
Its 18ct white gold case houses an extra-flat self-winding mechanical movement with a 72-hour power reserve, a fresh and icy complement to its understated egg-shell blue alligator strap and matte silver-white painted dial.
As with all Fabergé designs, nothing has gone unconsidered, and the Pavillon’s dial decoration is its talking point. The geometric black pattern references the lattice-like glass roof of the Pavilion Hall in the famous Winter Palace in St Petersburg, built back in 1858. A slender watch that eloquently expresses the brand’s minimalist design side.