While Swiss watchmaker Leonard Montres was first established in 2001, the marque opted to completely reinvent itself in 2018 in an effort to effect a transformation of its watch designs, image and style. To say the resultant identity has been a success would be stating it mildly, as its latest collections of men’s and women’s watches have drawn acclaim from industry insiders and haute horology enthusiasts alike.
Of the latest lines released by Leonard Montres, it is perhaps the La Mode collection that merits the closest perusal. For the debonair gentleman, a particularly eye-catching design comes in the shape of its La Mode Cushion Watch. Deftly blending French sophistication with a wholly contemporary flair, its flexibility is evident in the multicoloured array of white, black, blue and yellow dials and strap options – bracelets or leather straps, also in a variety of hues – on offer. Athletic yet elegant, it features a two-hand and a calendar display, while its caseback comes emblazoned with dynamic artworks courtesy of acclaimed Hong Kong artist, Patricia Doo.
Lady watch enthusiasts, meanwhile, could do far worse than give the matching feminine version a close examination. Here, Leonard Montres demonstrates its keen understanding of the yearnings of the fairer sex, opting for a shimmering mother-of-pearl dial and diamond hour markers to sensual effect. Similarly housed in a cushion-shaped case that houses a calendar display at 3 o’clock, the femme iteration of the La Mode Cushion Watch features a floral motif that graces the lower right-hand corner, enhancing its elegant appeal further still.
If these exquisite timepieces have caught your eye, fear not, for Leonard Montres will be showcasing its latest chronograms at the upcoming Salon de TE watch fair (3 – 7 Sept 2019). So best book your tickets now, as the exhibition looks set to promise a truly great time.