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Typical displays of fine timepieces have been shielded by glass cases, but the distance from the eye and often the glare makes it hard to see the item clearly. There is a new and innovative way that is changing showcases. A new patented free access display system by Dietlin Swiss Showcases has developed an invisible and infallible surveillance mechanism called the volumetric shield (VS) where a watch can be presented without a glass case. This protection system is undetectable and invisible delivered by an optical shield that is deployed around the product. It calculates spatial volumetric interference 40 times per second. Invisible and Powerful Protection Any object, even something minute, which alters this spatial volume will cause an audible and/or visual alarm to be triggered. This information is connected to a smartphone. No sensors or detectors are visible and the optical shield cannot be seen by the human eye. The…

BOVET Convertible Amadeo Timepieces Swiss watchmaking Maison BOVET has always excelled at crafting infinitely complex luxury timepieces, from dazzlingly hand-painted or engraved dials to groundbreaking complications and movements. BOVET convertible Amadeo timepieces strike an elegant balance, achieving a streamlined, seductive sophistication, clarity of design, and superior craft that make these timepieces ideal accessories for any season. Just as a wardrobe may contain clothing and accessories for all seasons and whims, so too, the collector and haute accessory lover may wish to possess a timepiece of a different persona. However, sometimes the artisans and craftspeople of BOVET exercise creative restraint in the service of classic elegance. Elegance Streamlined and Seductive The Amadeo Fleurier 43 presents a black or ivory enamel dial with red gold indexes, a power reserve indicator, and small seconds dial, further adorned with serpentine hands and blue cabochon sapphire accents, all housed in a high-polished 43mm 18 karat…

THE DK01 MM TORC by The DK01 Torc Series is a consequence of a study of ancient neck rings throughout history: The Torc as a sensual object and an object of empowerment, once it is placed on the neck in its specific location, it automatically shifts the posture, hence the state of mind. A Torc is a single piece rigid neck ring open at the front. It was mainly worn by men as a medal or trophy to demonstrate rank, strength, and power. It has its roots in Mesopotania, Scythians, Ancients Greece and Rome; and finally with the Celts who are most identified with it throughout the Iron Age. The Torc rests at lower edge of the neck artery/vein where it meets the curve where the shoulder begins. This position and the fact that the Torc is a solid single piece, gives it a strong and sensual feel. It evokes…

Look deeply into the face of an opal and see a kaleidoscope of fiery colors, a veritable galaxy contained within a gemstone that symbolizes hope, love, purity and truth. The gem name Opal is a derivative of the Sanskrit Upala, defined as ‘precious stone’. Latin Opalus and Greek Opallios means ‘to see color change’. The beauty of the opal is formed by rain. It is said the water from rain seeps into the rock the rock via crevasses and once it evaporates, the silica that is left behind dries and hardens forming a precious opal, as an opal, is a hydrated amorphous form of silica, classified as a mineraloid; the light is diffracted due t the internal structure, giving it its distinctive appearance. 90% of the worlds opals, come from Australia. There is much more attached to the opal, over the centuries, different cultures attaching and crediting supernatural origins and…

Luxury watches are making a comeback in 2018, driven by affluent Millennials shoppers. We’ve already talked about the Millennials appetite for authenticity when travelling. A similar trend can be seen in the luxury watch industry as well. A recent survey from Deloitte found that Millennial consumers are still very much interested in buying high-end Swiss watches. The research shows that Millennials would indeed prefer a luxury watch over a digital smartwatch if given CHF 5,000 to spend on a gift. High-end watch manufacturers need however to understand that the younger generation of watch buyers are not on the market for old and traditional watches. Millennial consumers are indeed looking for simplicity, personalisation and transparency when choosing their timepiece. A new report from Luxe Digital finds that luxury watch brands are focusing on new design and improving their online presence to drive growth in 2018. Vintage-inspired designs and online collaborations with…

Montblanc introduces its first ever transformable ornament on a writing instrument that can also be worn as a jewellery piece. Since 1906, Montblanc has consistently revolutionized the culture of writing with breakthrough innovations. Today, Montblanc continues to push boundaries and evolve the expression of fine writing instruments with its newest innovation. Spider-Inspired Writing Instrument Montblanc has recently introduced its latest spider-inspired writing instrument, that celebrates the art of transforming raw words into wordsmithed masterpieces. The three new Montblanc High Artistry Heritage Metamorphosis Limited Edition pens pay homage to the skills of traditional métiers d’arts, nurtured by Montblanc, and draw on the most advanced stone cutting, as gold, diamonds and precious stones turn into works of art – that one can write with as well as wear. Limited to Three There are only three editions of this exceptional design: one, the High Artistry Heritage Spider Metamorphosis Limited Edition White Gold features…

LIMITED EDITION BREGUET CLASSIQUE Feminine and refined, this limited edition 14-piece Classique luxury watches for women series is decorated with the elegant splendour of love. The daintily round Classique Phase de Lune Dame joined the Breguet collection in 2016. For Valentine’s Day 2018, the House is revisiting this exquisite model now attired in pink. The bezel of this 30 mm – diameter white gold timepieces is adorned with subtly graded shades of diamonds and pink sapphires, while the lugs are graced with a setting of pink sapphires at 6 o’clock and diamonds at 12 o’clock. The satin – finished alligator leather strap also appears in graded shades of pink.   FRANCK MULLER VANGUARD Mid-way between Haute Horlogerie and Haute Couture, the Vanguard Heart Skeleton reveals other feats, this time relating to the art of skeleton-working interpreted in the feminine mode. Performing a perfectly orchestrated mechanical symphony, the 153 movement components are…

Urban and refined, the new L’AVENUE watch from CENTURY is a tribute to the beauty of women that illuminates the cities of the world. From the Champs-Elysées in Paris to New York’s Madison Avenue, everyone turns to look at her. Elegant and full of character, the new L’AVENUE watch is as distinctive as the women who wear it. As part of the MASTER IMPERIAL collection dedicated to CENTURY’s iconic timepieces, L’AVENUE puts the spotlight on the modern woman. How could you not succumb to the simplicity of its white mother-of- pearl NACRILITH technology seals it between two layers of CENTURY sapphire, thus preserving the beauty of this fascinating and fragile material echoed by the answering sparkle of the 133 brilliant-cut diamonds. A magical sight made sublime by the sixty facets of the CENTURY sapphire, entirely cut and polished by hand, protecting and showcasing the sophistication of the engravings adorning the…

La Grande Classique de Longines embodies the long-standing aesthetic tradition of the brand with the winged hourglass. The classic elegance of its very slim profile imparts upon it the status of a timeless collection. Today, Longines is offering new fineries to this emblematic line and enriching it with new colours. Soul of Design Tradition Capturing the soul of Longines’ earliest design tradition, the collection La Grande Classique de Longines was presented for the first time in 1992. Since then, these timepieces have become the symbol of the brand’s classical elegance and adorn the wrists of those who know how to appreciate a valued asset. Refinements and Color Variations Today, the Swiss watchmaking brand is adding even more refinement to this line, by proposing different dial and bracelet colour variations. Shades of pink, blue and white elevate these elegantly fabricated pieces designed to mark life’s finest hours. Enhanced with Diamonds Like…

Swiss luxury watch manufacturer opens an exclusive monobrand boutique at Nanjing West Road 1045, Shanghai. Located in the heart of the vibrant metropolis, the boutique offers clients a unique brand experience and a wonderful collection of high-quality timepieces made in Switzerland. On the occasion of the opening, an exclusive gala dinner was held ; the theme, “ Golden Moment: Celebration of Distinct Excellence, ” was the perfect way to celebrate the 130-year-old watch brand embarking on its new journey. The new Shanghai boutique’s interior exudes understated luxury, accentuated by the golden, baroque-inspired elements of the logo and the distinctive brand imagery, which also reflects the cosmopolitan nature of the city of Lucerne, Switzerland, where the company was founded. Famed Chinese actress Li Bingbing, Carl F. Bucherer’s first Global Brand Ambassador, also features in the boutique’s decor, set against the impressive backdrop of Lucerne. This underlines the family-owned watch company’s ambition…

In 2016, BOVET 1822 presented the Récital 18 Shooting Star®, which made headlines for its innovative time display. The many accolades attributed to this timepiece attest to its peerless identity and accomplishments. The Récital 20 Astérium® seamlessly continues the tradition set by its illustrious predecessor, reprising the characteristic shaped case to present an unprecedented mechanical display that showcases the volumes and decoration of the timepiece. What’s more, the diptych now formed by these two timepieces takes us on a genuine philosophical journey to the edges of time and space. For with these timepieces, Pascal Raffy and the BOVET 1822 watchmakers invite us to explore the universe and the origins of time itself. While the watchmakers chose to soar above and offer a celestial view of our planet with its 24 time zones visible at a glance for the Shooting Star, they have returned to Earth for this masterpiece and lifted…

Three of the Limited Edition Pieces are Currently Being Auctioned Online to Benefit Golden Hat Foundation On Saturday 10 June 2017, in its boutique located at Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, Swiss watchmaker Longines, together with its Ambassador of Elegance Kate Winslet, presented an exclusive and very limited timepiece: The Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet, featuring the same dial as The Flagship Heritage – 60th Anniversary 1957-2017. Three models of this exclusive Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet Watch will be auctioned online to benefit The Golden Hat Foundation, a charity co-founded by the British actress. The Foundation is dedicated to changing the way people on the autism spectrum are perceived. During a visit to the brand’s headquarters in Switzerland last year, the actress chose the dial, the case and strap of the watch. Five gold pieces have been produced and named after the brand ambassador. The models numbered 2/5, 3/5 and 4/5 will…

A bevy of floral beauties to adorn the wrist, timepieces created in honor of the flower, a feminine expression of jewelry, technology and artistry. Selection of watches featured, from Breguet. PETIT FLEUR An elegant array of diamonds arranged like flower petals surround the watch face, coated in diamonds. Petite Fleur is a wristwatch presented in 18-carat white gold. Caseband is set with 43 petals of diamond baguette on a mobile setting, totaling approx. 12.60 cts. The Dial flange is set with 48 diamonds, approx. 0.10 ct. Balance spring in silicon. The Dial is paved with 141 diamonds, approx. 0.52 ct. Movement: Self-winding. Sapphire caseback. Diameter: 17mm. Also available in yellow gold. SECRET DE LA REINE White gold ropes form a twisted bracelet, adorned with a floral shaped face covered in diamonds, and over the center, an elegant sculpted flower atop a sliding cover to the watch below. The Case of…

Finch & Partners, in partnership with Jaeger LeCoultre awarded Italian director Paolo Sorrentino the Annual Filmmakers award in front of VIP guests at the Hotel du Cap, Antibes. “It really is great to honour Paulo who spirit both as an artist and as a man is greatly inspiring to me personally. His work encompasses the most important elements of life to me. Love, humor, passion and the unexpected of the spirit and fantasy.” said Charles Finch. The Host and Attendees The event, hosted by Charles Finch, was attended by models Coco Rocha, Naomi Campbell, and Eva Herzigova, actor Adrien Brody, actresses Olga Kurylenki, Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Olsen, screen writer and director Abel Ferrara, director Takashi Miiake, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Katya Mtsitouridze amongst others. About the Evening’s Festivities Guests enjoyed cocktails on the terrace followed by dinner and dancing that continued long into the night. For the third year, guests…

The Boucheron Reflet timepiece is an intergenerational style icon with a timeless look. 1947 – 2017 – 70 years of Boucheron’s Reflet watch, with its very chic, couture grille-like motif, sapphire encrusted cabochon and unmistakable interchangeable bracelet system. To celebrate the 70th anniversary, Boucheron has conceived a line of 8 new bracelets in modern pastel and pop colours. There are now 70 ways to wear the Reflet watch –  what will be your way!? The timepiece that was created in 1947 elegantly carries the maison’s DNA through its emblematic look and composition. Discover the Many Secrets of this Iconic Watch In homage to Frédéric Boucheron’s parents who hailed from the textile world, beautiful grooves carved around the dial capture and play with the light. On the other hand, the sapphires contrast with the sober and geometric lines of the watch. This timepiece claims to reveal many secrets such as the Vendôme column that subtly appears above the watch…