Ladies’ Royal Oak Offshore watch, Audemars Piguet ($28,200). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-864-6776

A Royal Timepiece
Who says you have to sacrifice style because you lead a busy life? The “courtesy of kings” (aka the chivalry of being on time) is brought to life in this self-winding chronograph. Encased in stainless steel, it features a bezel set with 32 diamonds and a rubber strap that enables the lucky wearer to transition seamlessly from day to night. Since Jules-Louis Audemars partnered with Edward-Auguste Piguet in 1875, the Audemars Piguet brand has crafted elegant, iconic timepieces desired by watch aficionados the world over. “I would give it to my wife,” says Anthony K. Shriver, founder and chairman of Best Buddies International. “Alina is the only woman I know who has the self-confidence, style, and charm to have a watch as unique as this Piguet to wear on her wrist.” This classic gift is particularly timely right now, as the iconic Royal Oak—with its distinctive octagonal bezel—celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2012.

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