VANITY FAIR ON TIME / by Francesca Grima

ROCKS AROUND THE CLOCK

'It's often said, rightly or wrongly, that a watch is one of the few pieces of jewellery that an ordinary guy can get away with wearing.  But the equation runs slightly differently where women are concerned.  Somehow a watch has to work harder as a jewellery to qualify as a "jewellery watch".  Happily for female lovers of seriously gem-enhanced haute horlogerie, there is an increasing amount of it about these days.'
- VIVIENNE BECKER