15 Minutes With ... Maria Doulton
Harper's Bazaar Malaysia|July 2017

The co-founder and editor-in-chief of TheJewelleryEditor.com shares her favourite timepieces, the biggest trends, and how to curate the ultimate watch collection.

Amy Yasmine

What are the biggest trends to have emerged this year?

2017 is all about the look of a watch. From Louis Vuitton to Gucci and Ralph Lauren, the watch offering is closer than ever to the catwalk. Going a step further, the new Bulgari Serpenti allows you to customise not just the strap but also the dial colour, gem settings, engraving, and the case metal. Louis Vuitton offers the easiest strap changing system and there will be a strap for every new leather goods launch, giving a whole new meaning to outfit matching. Likewise, coloured dials for both men and women are on the rise. There is hardly a brand out there without a rainbow of dial options; Piaget, Hermès, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Parmigiani Fleurier are brightening up wrists around the world.

Name your top three picks from this year’s releases?

Chanel’s Mademoiselle J12 for its sense of humour, Patek Philippe’s Ref. 7130 for the most desirable women’s World Time watch, and Dior’s Grand Bal watches for their intricacy and craftsmanship.

How about the greatest highlights from Baselworld and SIHH?

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