Can’t choose between an Apple Watch and a luxury timepiece? Have both

Watchmaker Nico Gerard has created a dual-faced watch hybrid – combining a traditional Swiss timepiece with a 38mm Apple Watch

Unable to decide between a classic Swiss timepiece and the allure of an Apple Watch? All your prayers have been answered with the invention of the Pinnacle range from watchmaker Nico Gerard.

The three piece collection claims to combine luxury Swiss craftmanship with the cutting edge of consumer technology, combining a traditional watchface with a 38mm Apple Watch designed to be worn on the inner wrist.

As you’d expect, such indisputable luxury does not come cheaply. Prices for the stainless steel Nico Gerard Pinnacle model start at $9,300 (£5,962), rising to $9,500 for the Skyview Pinnacle and $112,000 for the 18 karat gold Sunrise Pinnacle. Just placing a reservation to buy one of the watches costs between $200 and $500.

If you’re tempted to splash out, you may be disappointed to learn you’ll face a minimum wait of 6 months. Given that you’ll have to wait between 10 and 12 months for the cheapest model, it’s pretty likely the second generation of Apple Watch will either be planned for release or have made it into stores by some point in 2016.

The Sunrise Pinnacle model, complete with yellow gold Edition Apple Watch

The Apple Watch 2 is rumoured to boast a video camera for FaceTiming, inbuilt WiFi to free it from its paired iPhone and new premium-priced models.

There has been much speculation over the impact the Apple Watch will have on the traditional watch market. Shares in luxury watchmaker Movado, whose brands include Coach, Hugo Boss and Tommy Hilfiger, fell 2 per cent following the wearable’s unveiling in September last year. Fossil, the company behind Armani, DKNY and Diesel watches, saw its stock fall by almost 3 per cent.

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