ML - Michigan Avenue

2015 - Issue 2 - Late Spring

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styling by terry lewis The Power of Gold Modern watchMakers are crafting unique tiMepieces inspired by Mankind's Most ancient obsession. by roberta naas photography by jeff crawford Gold has been considered the ultimate measure of wealth since the beginning of civilization: As far back as 3600 BC, Egyptians por- trayed gold in their hieroglyphics, and the Mesopotamians were among the first to craft gold jewelry. Throughout history, gold has emerged as a unit of currency, a factor in art, and a universal sign of clockwise from left: The Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Manufacture watch ($50,300) is crafted in 18k rose gold with a matching 18k rose-gold case and bracelet. It houses the self-winding UN-118 movement. B. Young & Co., 834 N. Rush St., 312-888-0027; From Bulgari, this stunning Serpenti watch ($59,000) is crafted in 18k white gold with a supple white-gold bracelet designed to emulate the creature's appearance, including a tapered tail. 909 N. Michigan Ave., 312-255-1313; This Waldan International Power Reserve Chronometer ($20,000) features a two-part, 37mm 18k rose-gold case with fluted bezel. The COSC-certified chronometer offers second time zone, day of week, and power reserve indicators. Wilfred Newman, 750 N. Franklin St., Ste. 105, 312-929-3067; Buccellati has crafted this Cleopatra cuff watch ($43,500) in a proprietary 18k black gold. The cuff consists of 66.22 grams of gold and is set with 32 diamonds. 62 E. Oak St., 312-600-9224; 46 STYLE Time Honored

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