As the festive season dawns upon us, India is bustling with vibrant, elaborate and tradition-packed celebrations. Be it state-wise, region-based or community-wise, everyday is a celebration in the country. Given our incredible diverse social and religious tapestry, almost every festival in India is celebrated with a lot of pomp and show. And with celebrations comes the paraphernalia of the gifting ritual and we’re not just talking of any gifts!
For the Indian culture “gold” it is an integral part of our tradition and culture, an expression that symbolises wealth power and status. So when we think gold, Indian and celebration the one watch that does come to mind is India’s first solid gold watch brand – Nebula by TITAN. With over 100 iterations crafted in 18k and 22k gold for both men and women, these elegant watches are a blend of the rich heritage of Indian jewellery and the fine craftsmanship of watch making. Both plain as well as embellished with pearls and diamonds the Nebula range is available in kada and bracelet styles for women, besides the classic leather strap style.
Delving deep into the countries rich heritage for crafts, let’s explore a part of their portfolio dedicated to the ladies:
Now here is a collection of handcrafted timepieces exclusively designed for women. This limited edition collection incorporates traditional Partaaz and Chattai work in 22 carat gold. Meticulously handcrafted in Kundan Polkhi and Meenakari designs, the stunning Nazakat watches are available in 12 exquisite designs. Did you know that the art of enamelling or “Meenakari” was actually alien to India until the turn of the 16th century? It was Raja Man Singh of Amber who brought skilful Minakars from the Moghul palace of Lahore and established them in Jaipur, making it the centre of Meenakari.
Inspired by the age-old tradition of gemstone jewellery and handcrafted exquisitely by artisans in Jaipur, Nazakat is priced between ₹ 3.5 lakhs – ₹ 7 lakhs.
Celebrating the magnanimity of Indian history and the art of words, the Calligraphy collection by NEBULA takes inspiration from three exquisite scripts – Modi, Siddham & Kufic. Each of these scripts go a long way in writing the glorious history. The grandeur of Modi script goes back to the great Maratha kings, the divinity of Siddham brought the majestic Mauryan kings to their knees and the poetic Kufic script brought to light the softer side of the greatest conquerors of the Mughal reign.
Taking inspiration from the grandeur of these scriptures and the flow and flourishes of a brush-stroke, these 18K solid gold timepieces are a luxurious interpretation of an art that is Calligraphy.
This intricate and mesmerising art that is immortalised on monuments and revered in sacred texts can now be admired on the wrists too. The collection is priced between ₹29,000 – ₹ 6.25 lakhs.
Inspired by Temple Architecture, Nakashi by Nebula brings you watch craftsmanship in solid Gold for an auspicious time. This collection uses traditional Gold floral stamping techniques as well as Nakashi, Filigree and Rawa Gold workmanship, to create patterns that blend an old-world charm with sophisticated design and stunning antique-finish watches.
The exquisite 18 K Gold bracelets, inspired by architectural elements in temples, feature Domes, Pillars, Floral and Chakra patterns. These patterns are complemented by Gold craftsmanship techniques, Nakashi, Filigree and Rawa detailing. Each link of the bracelet is held together with an exquisite Gold hinge that lends the watch a timeless, heritage look. These watches feature elegant Mother-of-Pearl dials and Diamonds on the case.
These master crafted pieces are a perfect addition to your festive ensemble and a thoughtful gift for the lovers of everything gold. The Nakashi collection is available at a price range starting at ₹ 2.3 Lakhs.
Moulded in traditionalism with some quirks of modernity, the Nebula watches bring to life Indian grandeur, celebrating the art and architecture of India’s resplendent past. Get your hands on one of these watches and you will be enamoured by the local favour and fine craftsmanship of our home grown wonder – TITAN.