At once a watch and an item of jewellery, this piece is another example of the successful marriage between fashion and watchmaking. Inspired by a model from Swarovski's first watch collection launched in 2009, the “Elis Bangle” takes the form of a chunky bracelet.
Conserving the “Elis” watch's subtle steel square bezel shaped in the form of a pyramid, this model is available from October 2010 onwards.
Featuring a strap created entirely in Crystal Mesh, a kind of embossed chain mail made up of 1,146 mini crystals and the flagship material of Swarovski jewellery collections, the watch serves as a broad, comfortable bangle that sits perfectly on the wrist and features an interior dial of 62 mm.
At the heart of the Crystal Mesh strap, the white silver dial features a two-level design, with a sunray satin centre and opaline border. This sets off the mini-crystal applied indexes at 3, 6 and 9 o' clock and the Swan at 12. The back of the case, which conceals a Swiss-made movement, is engraved with the Swanflower™ motif, and features a push button.
An eye-catching piece that combines strap and watch to dramatic effect, the “Elis Bangle” is set to become the defining fashion accessory for autumn 2010.