Watches: Time of Our Lives
Then, the faithful timekeepers of the nation, hmt, were making smaller versions of the men’s watches for ‘ladies’. "Even then, with Indian design motifs on the dial and delicate gold-plated straps, Ragas were a success with women," says Manoj Tadepalli, marketing head, Titan watches. Male counterparts were sporting Omegas acquired from abroad. Ten years on, Omegas are a cross-gender success, along with the exclusive Baume et Merciers. While dress dinners are a time to flaunt Chopards and Cartiers.
Cars: From Town to City
A stretch limo it wasn’t. But the Daewoo Cielo was "the default car for executives in ’95," says Hormazd Sorabjee, editor, Autocar India. Also for the white shoes-white pants brigade who wanted to separate themselves from the mini-Maruti-minions, without buying the other big option, the low-slung Maruti Esteem. Now,...