Mini

Was the Saint-Imier watch brand inspired by the 1966 song “Mini, mini, mini” by French star Jacques Dutronc? Has it designed its own take on the proverb “big things come in small packages”? Or perhaps it’s riding the current trend for leaving anything that’s big/heavy/bulky for things that are small/mini/cute? Whatever the reason, it looks amazing! The steel case is just 16mm in diameter and its bezel is adorned with a glittering ring of 42 brilliant-cut diamonds. Its round white mother-of-pearl dial has been stripped back to basics: four diamond markers shimmer at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’ clock and elevate the iridescent surface. The march of time (hours and minutes) is tracked by two rhodium-plated baton-shape hands in the centre. The watch is finished with two leather straps in black, red, beige or lavender blue (my personal favourite!). Price: 1350 CHF

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