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Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy T he sun never sets on the British Empire, which is exactly why the Breguet Hora Mundi timepiece is so well-suited to English monarch Edward VII. In platinum with self-winding movement and instant-jump time-zone display with synchronized date, day/night indication and city. $94,200, at Neiman Marcus, Zadok Jewelers. Robert De Niro in Casino A casino boss at home with all the perplexities of Vegas slots and roulette wheels — such as Robert De Niro in Casino — would appreciate the Harry Winston Histoire De Tourbillon 3 in 18K white gold with satin-brushed case, biaxial mechanical hand-wound movement and hand-sewn black alligator leather strap. Price upon request, at Zadok Jewelers. Edward VII Jacques Tati Breguet FAMILIAR FACES Seth Vaughan Tiffany & Co. Timeless, feminine and utterly American, this Tiffany's timepiece has the unerring Camelot style of the late Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy. Tiffany & Co. large round Atlas in 18K gold with alligator strap. $15,600, at Tiffany & Co. Our favorite fall watches all seem to have a story to tell; we envision characters ranging from dowager empresses and boundary-breaking artists to well-boned Italian ladies and fabled aviators in a free-association game of TIME WILL TELL. Bell & Ross B ell & Ross' bold WW1 Chronograph Monopoussoir conjures the cheeky characters from Jacques Tati films. Ivory polished-steel case, domed dial displaying 60-second and 30-minute accumulator counters, and dark-blue alligator strap. $8,000, at Zadok Jewelers. I f this snake were to tempt us with an apple, mortal sin would be mere seconds away. We can see it coiled about Eve's wrist. Hublot Big Bang Boa Bang in 18K rose gold with eight bezelset diamonds, 48 pale-green baguette tsavorites, tourmalines and palegreen sapphires, and a python-on-blackrubber band. $42,300, at Zadok Jewelers. Robert Mapplethorpe Slim Keith Slim Keith's eternally chic silhouette is as thin and elegant as this paired-down take Hermès on an Hermès classic. Hermès Heure H mini with gold-plated case and black leather strap. $2,350, at the Hermès boutique, Neiman Marcus. So severe it looks as if it's encased in black leather, this watch fits the late whip-wielding Robert Mapplethorpe to a tee. Christian Dior Chiffre Rouge A05 $5,950, at Zadok Jewelers. Dior We can imagine an admirer at the court of Versailles presenting Marie Antoinette with this antique gold watch pendant with enamel and diamonds, circa 1910. $9,400, at Tenenbaum & Co. Marelli Agnelli Gorgeous geisha T his pure-white ceramic watch calls to mind a geisha's snowy skin punctuated by kohl-rimmed eyes. Chanel J12 GMT displaying a second time zone on its flange. $6,370, at the Chanel boutique, Neiman Marcus. Marie Antoinette Bulgari Sensuous charm surrounds the Serpenti from Bulgari — Marchesa Casati would be besotted. Bulgari Serpenti in 18K pink gold with black enamel and diamonds. $79,000, at the Bulgari boutique, Zadok Jewelers. T his Piaget timepiece's beautiful bones and elegance remind us of Marella Agnelli. Piaget's Tradition 26mm with 18K white-gold case, 42 brilliantcut diamonds and dial set with 12 diamond indexes. Marchesa $51,00, at Zadok Casati Jewelers. OCTOBER | PAGE 28 | 2012

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