Time tracking will now be a divine experience with the world’s very first single sapphire Lord Venkateswara Edition wristwatch. Studded with ultra-precious gems, emeralds, diamonds and rubies, this collectible-edition wrist watch impressively reflects uber-luxury and perfection with Lord Venkateswara, also known as Balaji and is believed to be a form of the Hindu god Vishnu, hand-engraved in gold and encrusted with magnificent emeralds and rubies on a luxury white dial. Especially designed for the likes of global Indians who are known for their sophisticated style, refined taste and ardent devotion for Lord Balaji, this opulent men’s timepiece with Lord Venkateswara image carved out in enamel, has been created by the Swiss luxury watchmaker Century which last year delivered the Wings of Time pendant jewelry watch, in association with Rodeo Drive Luxury Products, a Bangalore-based boutique for international brands.
Notably, the impressively created case back, lugs and the crown of this CENTURY horological limited edition Lord Venkateswara masterpiece boasting timeless looks comes finely handcrafted in 18 ct. red gold, with a gold-engraved Vimanam image in the rear.
Priced at $49,687 (27 Lakh in Indian currency) a piece, this exquisite and expensive timepiece features the Swiss self-winding movement, while its 42 mm scratch-resistant case is made in Century sapphire is also water-resistant till 100 meters.
Mounted on a choice of alligator leather strap with folding buckle in 18 ct. red gold, or an 18 ct. red gold bracelet, each timekeeper will be individually numbered in a limited series of 333, turning it into an extraordinary, coveted collector’s item.
And, every piece of the limited edition Lord Venkateswara watch sold globally will contribute a certain percentage of the sale proceeds to Balaji Institute of Surgery, Research and Rehabilitation for the Disabled (BIRRD), Asia’s largest charitable orthopedic hospital in Tirupati run by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD).