ML - Michigan Avenue

2013 - Issue 3 - May/June

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TIME HONORED time on demand CHICAGO'S LIGHTNING-FAST PACE DEMANDS PRECISION TIMING —BUT HAVING THE ABILITY TO SUSPEND TIME IS THE ULTIMATE PRIVILEGE. BY ROBERTA NAAS PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEFF GALE STYLING BY TERRY LEWIS L ife in the Windy City can be such a whirlwind that sometimes we wish we could somehow slow the pace. Luckily for us, a few timepieces have been developed that give the illusion of doing just that. On the heels of this year's watch show in Switzerland, this newest crop of complex mechanical wonders are created by master watchmakers who rise creatively to the challenge of stopping the indication of time—or indeed, This Hermès Arceau Time Suspended watch ($19,400) is crafted in stainless steel. The time can be continuously displayed on the dial, or the wearer can opt to hide the time display with the push of a button. Hermès, 25 E. Oak St., 312-787-8175; From Van Cleef & Arpels, this Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée ABOVE, FROM LEFT: 92 creating the impression that time itself is suspended. "We are a house that produces beautiful objects, and the idea is to make people dream," says Luc Perramond, CEO of La Montre Hermès S.A. "Time for us is a friend; it is not a factor of stress. We wanted to create a watch wherein time can be stopped at the push of a button." The Hermès Arceau continued on page 94 ($141,000) is crafted in 18k white gold and features a gold-sculpted and enamel-worked ballerina in the center whose tutu actually comprises the retrograde hands of the watch. With the push of a button the tutu hands rise to show the hours and minutes on either side of the ballerina, transforming her into a butterfly. Van Cleef & Arpels, 933 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-8988; The automatic Secret Hours watch from Franck Muller ($42,200) features hour and minute hands at 12:00 that indicate the time with the push of a button at 9:00 and then return to 12:00 when the button is released. Trabert & Hoeffer, 111 E. Oak St., 312-787-1654; MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM 092-094_MA_SS_TimeHonored_MayJune13.indd 92 4/16/13 5:41 PM

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