While the norm for Rakhi may be for sisters to tie a symbolic thread around the brothers wrist, this year why not fill your sisters wrist with something precious too?
The world we live in today is constantly evolving and making festivities our own whilst keeping traditions alive is now a lifestyle. Year on year, we see a vivid effort made to contextualise celebrations to meet our modern hybrid way of life, and this year you could do the same for Rakhi. Gift your sister something precious that will hold a place in her heart and wardrobe in a way like no other—a watch.
We feel watches are as personal as perfume, they must be mulled on before indulged in, truly suit you and very very personal so the key here is to pick wisely. Not to mention her style needs to be your compass to guide you exactly to the one that’s perfect for her. Needless to say, you are probably the one that knows her since inception, your opinion is truly the best on what will suit her, and this is the instinct you need to bank on.
The brands to choose from are plenty, styles are endless but we’ve been doing some spade work for you and came to a consensus: you need to pick a brand that has one for each aesthetic. After days of research, discussion and deliberation, we picked Omega as one that truly has it all. Think precious, they have it, think of state-of-the-art movements, they have it, think of various dial sizes, they have it, and honestly what’s not to love. The brand has been creating watches for women for over 100 years at the end of day, so they truly do know what they are talking about.
Here are a few creations that are classics, currently available and more importantly will definitely be loved by your beloved sister, plus we took the liberty of dividing them as per personalities so it’s easier to make a decision:
For the petite lover: Omega Constellation Quartz 28mm
Held by a stainless steel mono-rang bracelet, the Omega Constellation melts on the wrist with ease. The 28mm dial is hued in a sublime ‘matcha’ shade which is bright enough to make an impact without being excessively loud. The applied 18k while gold elements amidst the dial offset the matcha indicators on the bezel. All enlightened with the 12 diamonds that liven up the watch easily taking it from day to night. The calibre 4061 quartz movement acts as the perfect heart of the timepiece adding to its fuss-free aesthetic and upkeep.
For the minimalist: Omega De Ville Trésor Quartz 36mm
Crafted for the modern woman, this contemporary marvel is a piece that will sail through generations. Immediately pleasing to the eye, the Omega De Ville Trésor comes in a slim 36mm stainless steel dial curved in with a wave of diamonds on either edge. The grand roman numerals are sprawled across a mother-of-pearl dial in 18K Sedna gold, which matches perfectly with the beige leather strap. A nod to the house’s impeccable sense of design, the addition of diamonds, gold and mother-of-pearl does not affect the watch’s diminutive appeal, making it almost a chameleon of style. It can be dressed up or down, depending on what the wearer deems fit.
For the bold one: Omega Constellation Co-Axial Master Chronometer 29mm
Evoke the bright light within her and give her a timepiece that compliments her inner fire. The Omega Constellation Co-Axial Master Chronometer comes with a one-of-a-kind shimmering aventurine dial. Given the nature of the stone, no two dials will ever be alike—just like her. Unique at its very core the two-tone bezel watch compliments the blazing red with ease, note how the little date window at 6 o’clock leads you to the ring of hour indicating diamonds. All complimented with a red leather strap, the master chronometer certified watch comes with a domed sapphire crystal on either side with a water resistance of 5 bar.
For the new wave modernist: Omega De Ville Prestige Co-Axial Chronometer 32.7mm
Timeless at its core, the Omega De Ville Prestige line has a long list of loyalists who are enamoured by its classic design. The modern outtake of the watch comes with its linked bracelets that hugs the wrist perfectly to crown its exalted dial. The azure mother-of-pearl dial is emblazoned with roman numerals intermixed with diamonds, each of which emerge as much as they blend in. The self winding movement is armed with a date complication visible through the window at 6 o’clock, has an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and is housed in a compact 32.7mm dial. The watch wears as well in the boardroom as it does on the dinner table, a true keepsake for the ever changing roles for the woman of today.
For the opulent enthusiast: Omega Constellation Co-Axial Master Chronometer 36mm
Another avatar of the dextrous constellation collection, the Omega Constellation Co-Axial Master Chronometer 36mm in sun-brushed brown dial presents as an chic alternative for the indulgent. Enlightened with diamonds on the bezel and the dial, the sage hands in 18K sedna gold compliment the mono-lug, bezel and crown perfectly against the stainless steel case. Marked with a star right above, the date window at 6 o’clock lends as a friendly reminder that this watch is more than just a lavish watch, it is armed with calibre 8800 which is master chronometer certified. The brown colour sits perfectly against any skin tone—lifting off its innate beauty as the statement piece it’s truly meant to be.