This year the world’s finest fashion houses are featuring black and white—two of the most pronounced tonal motifs in haute couture—for the wrist in the form of superb timepieces that reflect the runways. Three such watches, shown here, offer up a heavy dose of classic elegance.

This Dior VIII Grand Bal Resille ($32,500) is a 38mm automatic watch boasting a white-gold functional oscillating weight on a dial set with diamonds. The case and bracelet are crafted in black ceramic; the dial is made from Vietnamese black mother-of-pearl.

A marvelous work of technology and beauty, the Louis Vuitton Tambour Spin Time Automatic Watch ($68,500) is crafted in 18k white gold and set with black and white diamonds. The watch houses a revolutionary new self-winding movement that displays the hours on a rotating cube on the dial. 

The J12 GMT by Chanel ($6,370) is crafted in high-tech ceramic and houses a self-winding movement with 42 hours of power reserve. The watch offers a 24-hour second time zone. 

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