The stylish Geneva based watchmaker created a very interesting, sporty watch collection which brings together refined style, luxury and high-end functionality to serve a modern woman in various occasions. Just like the figure eight is a universal symbol of cosmic equilibrium, perfection and infinity, these beautiful timepieces from the brand’s No. 8 Collection present a perfect harmony, as well as timeless elegance showcased with every single detail. Bedat & Co No. 8 Chronograph Ref. 830 comes in several versions, each distinctive by different combination of color, decoration and material. Absolute highlights are beautifully designed dials and diamond-set bezels.
Founded by Madame Simone Bédat, the young Swiss watchmaker has a goal to satisfy desires of modern women, desires that are often neglected in the watchmaking industry which is predominantly focused on men’s watches. That is the reason why Bedat & Co is specialized solely in producing high-end ladies’ timepieces. With its No.8 Collection Ref. 830 watches, the Swiss brand emphasizes dynamic side of modern women who can be stylish even in the casual moments.
Chronograph Ref. 830 is presented in 11 versions, some of them featuring two, and others with three chrono sub-dials. A beautifully arranged dial is visually divided into two parts. Decorated with an alluring pattern, the central part shows counters, while the outer part features Roman numerals, a minute scale and a date window at the 6 o’clock position. The pretty large case for a ladies’ watch has the diameter of 41.5 mm. It is either made of stainless steel or 18 karat solid rose gold. The case is characteristic by its wide bezel which is nicely polished and on some versions, covered by diamonds. Another distinctive feature is a crown guard which is also on several models decorated by sparkling stones.
The case-back is covered by sapphire crystal that opens a clear view on an ETA caliber 121/2 2894-2 self-winding mechanism with a chronograph module. It provides a power-reserve of approximately 42 hours.
One of the most striking models in the collection is Ref. 830.040.900 watch, made of polished stainless steel, with a bezel and a crown guard, completely covered by 152 diamonds. The dial looks very interesting, with a black mother-of-pearl central zone and a matt black opalin outer ring. It features two chrono sub-dials, as well as luminescent Roman numerals and stainless steel hands. Finally, there is a brown leather strap that completes the overall stylishness.
Another stainless steel model with the Ref. 830.030.100 features an opalin guilloché interface with two sub-dials, black numerals and luminescent blued steel hands. Its case is made of stainless steel, as well as its nicely polished bezel which is partially decorated by 52 diamonds. It is paired by a black leather strap.
There is also an impressive 18 karat solid rose gold model (Ref. 830.440.400) with a wide bezel and a crown protector decorated by 152 diamonds. Its brown dial features a guilloché central zone with two chronograph counters. White numerals and hands match the color of a snowy white leather strap. Finally, I will point out the model with the Ref. 830.400.101, characteristic by three sub-dials on an opalin guilloché dial. Made of 18 karat solid rose gold, this version shows a beautifully polished finishes on its plain bezel.