Every December, an international audience of artists, collectors, museum directors and curators gather in Miami for Art Basel. For a week, bohemian artists and celebrities mingle with jetsetters for a weeklong festival of parties and visual indulgence.
Last week, in celebration of the art fair’s creativity and Miami’s sexiness, supermodel Stephanie Seymour and her art collector husband Peter Brant hosted an event for Roger Dubuis to introduce the watchmaker’s limited edition Velvet Couture collection.
Here, Seymour is seen wearing her Roger Dubuis Velvet Corset timepiece. This watch features a hand-made black satin strap laced up in a pink leather corset, paying homage not only to the traditions of haute couture craftsmanship but also the sensuality of the female form (the other two models in the collection are the Velvet Fur and Velvet Fishnet). Yet it’s not too girly—a diamond encrusted mid-sized gold case adds a sense of strength to the style.
To add to the opulence of it all, the Velvet Corset’s silvered dial is dressed up with 162 pavé-set, brilliant-cut diamonds surrounded by Dubuis’ signature Roman numerals. The bezel and lugs are also studded with diamonds. And for occasions that require something a little more demure, it also comes with a modest alligator strap in blushing pink.