There’s a whole world of beautiful watches out there, but one that we’ve had our eyes on since January is Piaget’s 2016 Limelight Gala, otherwise known as the Limelight Gala Milanese. Whether you’re looking to add something new and sparkly to your wrist or buy a special gift for the lucky lady in your life, here are 5 reasons we’re head over heels for this dazzler.
1. It’s a timepiece with history.
The 1970s may not be considered a golden age for style, but the chic Limelight Gala first debuted in 1972. Resurrected by Piaget in 2013, the new edition dropped the original model’s white gold woven strap and replaced it with a satin strap. For the 2016 edition, Piaget have returned to metal to produce an elegant Milanese mesh bracelet made from 18K pink or white gold. A vintage design with contemporary updates—what’s not to love?
2. You can dress it up or down.
Striking the right balance between glitz and practicality, the Limelight Gala Milanese is informal enough to be worn on a daily basis, yet glitzy enough to join you for a cocktail party along with a smart little dress. That means there’s one less thing to worry about when switching from daytime to evening looks, which is always something we appreciate.
3. It’s a touch masculine yet supremely feminine.
The Milanese bracelet is a mesh of woven links that’s typically associated with men’s watches (think Breitling and Omega) but the execution here is elegant and undeniably feminine. We love the way the mesh compliments the round diamond-encrusted bezel and the elongated asymmetrical lugs. The construction allows for a supple bracelet that feels comfortable rather than abrasive on the skin.
4. It fits any wrist right out of the box.
Another thing we love about the Milanese bracelet is that it features an adjustable clasp which allows it to fit a variety of wrist sizes without customization. Whereas woven watch bracelets usually had to be adjusted for the individual wearer in the past, this model sidesteps that problem entirely with its ingenious design. Not only does that enhance the 2016 Limelight Gala’s attractiveness as a potential gift, but it also allows the wearer to decide on a tighter or looser fit depending on their mood and outfit.
5. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
Last but not least, we’re simply dazzled by the 62 brilliant-cut diamonds enclosing the round bezel and adorning the elongated lugs. Equal to approximately 1.75 carats, these little sparklers offer the dose of glamour we’re looking for every time we glance at our wrists.
This article was sponsored by Piaget.