OMEGA’s 2018 “Speedy Tuesday”

For the second time, the Swiss watchmaker OMEGA is offering online sales of a new #SpeedyTuesday timepiece via its @OMEGA Instagram channel.

OMEGA’s Speedmaster Limited Edition 42 mm “Ultraman” is a tribute to the key character in the ULTRAMAN series, a collection of shows created by Tsuburaya Productions in Japan: one of the most famous examples of the Kaiju “giant monster” genre. 

Though OMEGA’s new “Speedy Tuesday” certainly has a sense of fun, with its 70’s Japanese sci-fi references, the Speedmaster “Ultraman” boasts genuine space credentials, as it shares its DNA with OMEGA’s 1967 “Moonwatch”.

A stand-out feature of that classic ’67chronograph was its distinctive orange seconds hand, which drew the attention of the production team behind the fourth instalment in the ULTRAMAN series: RETURN OF ULTRAMAN. As the bold orange perfectly matched the suits of the heroic Monster Attack Team, OMEGA’s “Moonwatch” became an essential part of their beast-battling kit.

On the new “Ultraman” the seconds hand draws its inspiration from the ’67 original, embracing the same dimensions and shade of orange. As an extension of this theme, the new watch also features a black/orange bezel in anodized aluminium.

The classic Speedmastersubdials of the new “Speedy Tuesday” hold a few surprises. As Ultraman was only able to stay in superhero-mode for 3 minutes, the minute subdial at 3 o’clock features the first 3 minutes picked-out in orange. On the seconds subdial at 9 o’clock, there’s a hidden silhouette of Ultraman’s profile, which is revealed by a special tool available with the watch. The strap changer, identical to Ultraman’s Beta Capsule, features a UV lamp at one end, which when shined on the dial, reveals the image.

A vintage OMEGA logo on the dial adds a retro touch and the caseback features an engraving of #SpeedyTuesday and the words QUALIFIED BY NASA FOR ALL MANNED SPACE MISSIONS. The watch is presented on a black and orange NATO strap and comes with a spare black leather strap.

Limited to just 2,012 pieces, the OMEGA Speedmaster 42 mm “Ultraman” is a true collectable and is presented in its own hexagonal box: a tribute to the futuristic table used by Ultraman’s Monster Attack Team.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.omegawatches.com/speedytuesday-speedmaster-limited-edition-42mm-ultraman/

History is reborn with the “First OMEGA Wrist-Chronograph Limited Edition”

OMEGA is a company world-renowned for its pioneering history of exquisite craftsmanship. Now, for its latest creation, the brand has reintroduced a real piece of technology from its past. The “First OMEGA Wrist-Chronograph Limited Edition” is an ambitious new collection comprising of just 18 watches – with each one housing an original 18’’’ CHRO calibre from 1913.

Through a special and dedicated process, the prized calibres have been delicately refurbished by the experts at OMEGA’s Atelier Tourbillon and given a new lease of life for use inside these new Limited Edition models.

The “First OMEGA Wrist-Chronograph Limited Edition” was proudly launched at the brand’s “Museum Night” in Biel, Switzerland on July the 2nd. As well as hearing from some very special speakers, guests were also treated to the first glimpse of the new watch.

 

 

The Worlds of CHAUMET exhibition

CHAUMET will present, at the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum of Tokyo, The Worlds of CHAUMET exhibition; a new journey through its history, culture, savoir-faire and style. The historical link that the Maison has built with the Arts is echoed by the vocation of the most “European” of Japanese museums, dedicated to the fine and visual arts.

Under the direction of Henri Loyrette, honorary president of the Musée du Louvre, and Akiya Takahashi, director of the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, the exhibition will unfold through a succession of different chapters, each with its own theme. The whole of the exhibition is enriched by a constant dialogue between jewellery and artistic movements, and between historic and contemporary pieces. The exhibition scenography designed by Bureau Betak will feature an innovative presentation of jewels and include many surprises.

Some 300 jewellery creations from the 18th century to today, objets d’art, paintings and drawings, and a number of previously unseen archives, will be on display to the public. Forty distinguished collections as well as fifteen prestigious museums and institutions have lent their support to this special event. The exhibition illustrates the way CHAUMET opened its view on the rest of the world from the second half of the 19th century to receive diverse influences and, in return, radiated its own Parisian style to become a major actor in the history to taste.CHAUMET pays a particular tribute to Japan and its culture, with which it has established strong ties since the late 18th century. From the Ancien Régime to today, including the Japonism movement of the Belle Epoque, the artistic encounter bears witness to a mutual culture of excellence. The high point of this section is a High Jewellery set created especially for the exhibition; an ode to Nature’s delicacy, it is an evocation of this source of inspiration shared by Japanese art and the designers of the Maison.

 

Cartier

Cartier Launches New Panthère de Cartier Watch
Annabelle Wallis is the New Face of Panthère de Cartier
For 2018 the Panthère de Cartier watch adopts a generous range of feminine looks. The bracelet, available in a double or triple loop, glints with lusty sensuality. Its flowing form is supple on the skin as the iconic style of the Panthère de Cartier watch layers elegance upon elegance. The dainty square case with rounded corners and the intuitive design are quintessentially Cartier. Annabelle Wallisembodies the Panthère woman for Cartier, becoming the new Panthère ambassador for watchmaking and jewellery. She is a cosmopolitan woman of the world: the multilingual British actress speaks Portuguese, Spanish and French.

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Official hashtags
#CartierHK
#PanthèredeCartier
#BoldandFearless

Cartier Website:
www.cartier.hk

SWAROVSKI LETS THE SWAN TAKE THE SPOTLIGHT

Leading global jewelry brand, Swarovski, highlighted the oh-so-iconic swan motif at Bangkok’s dazzling ‘Let The Swan Take The Spotlight’ event.

The swan has been synonymous with the Swarovski brand since 1989. This icon of femininity has a lot of personality, just like Swarovski jewelry. The new Swarovski Facet Swan Collection is elegance defined through modernity.

This year, the Facet Swan collection is more special than ever with global collaboration with one of the most popular South Korean actress, Park Shin Hye, who has long collaborated with Swarovski since the beginning of 2016, has recently been selected as the jewelry brand’s global model for this dazzling collection. This is the very first time a South Korean has been nominated as the global influencer of Swarovski.

The ‘Let The Swan Take The Spotlight’ event is held at Bangkok’s latest rooftop bar, Vanilla Sky, at the Compass Skyview Hotel. The high-rise luxury establishment is nestled in the heart of Bangkok. The modern sky bar is the perfect location to unveil this iconic and modern collection. The ideal venue also offers a panoramic, breathtaking view of Bangkok’s cosmopolitan skyline.

The iconic collection of delicate rose gold-plated accessories marks a new generation in a long history of legendary Swarovski swans. A distinctive and dimensional crystal pavé swan set in rose gold plating is a recurring element across this refined collection.

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Chaumet – Crown Your Love

In the beginning was the love between Napoleon and Josephine, celebrated by the Maison.

Today, the Chaumet wedding pays tribute to the spirit of that mythical union, offering each woman the choice of distinction and elegance. From the emblematic Joséphine collection to the other lines, the Maison proposes infinite possibilities to create one’s own ring, for a unique event.

Founding myth

Throughout its history, Chaumet has placed happiness at the heart of its creativity, celebrating tender feelings, love and passion. The intimate witness of its client’s cherished moments, Chaumet provides the precious milestones of a couple’s existence; engagement rings, wedding bands, tiaras… the eternal symbols that accompany the ceremonies of affection. From the tiara to the aigrette ring, marriage, the founding ceremony of the Maison’s identity, holds a place of honour in Chaumet creations.

Every love story is unique

All of the Maison’s creations exalt the bond between two beings and offer infinite possibilities for a unique event. The solitaires tell the story of the Maison and embody the Chaumet style of airy settings that enhance the splendour of diamonds, with nine different models.

Crown your love

the customised exceptional solitaire

The Chaumet difference resides in these emblematic wedding collections that offer a large creative palette, so that every love story becomes unique. Thanks to a vast choice of settings and stones, the “Crown Your Love” service gives couples the opportunity to create their own personal engagement ring, an immaculate and unique creation made just for them. The nine models can be adorned with certified diamonds weighing between 0.3 and 1.20 carats, and up to 1.7 carats for the

Frisson collection. Only at Chaumet: couples can consult the GIA certificates of the diamonds on offer, starting at 0.30 carats and adding a tenth for a precise carat weight. This allows them to choose their stone according to the most precise criteria, the traditional 4Cs, as well as additional ones such as symmetry. It takes just three to four weeks to receive the ring of one’s dreams.

For each solitaire its own wedding band

For Chaumet, solitaires and wedding bands are a perfect fit; each line has its own wedding bands for her or for him. The signature collections have been enriched with a stackable wedding band; the iconic Joséphine takes on the V-shape of the aigrette, Liens curves to welcome the crossing ribbon motif and the graphic honeycomb structure of Bee my Love nests into that of its solitaire. Torsade and Plume also echo the lines of the collection. A selection of simple bands, Les Eternelles de Chaumet, offers pave-set, rounded or bevel-edged models.

For men, the Liens wedding band and Dandy watch express the discreet elegance of the esthete. Heirs of the Chaumet visual codes, these pieces evoke style rather than fashion. The Torsade, Plume and Intemporelles Les Eternelles de Chaumet wedding bands have also been designed just for men.

GUCCI BASELWORLD 2018 TIMEPIECE AND JEWELLERY COLLECTION

Gucci presents six new collections of timepiece and jewellery at Basel 2018. The brand new booth reflects the new contemporary vision of Gucci Creative Director. Materials, colors and visual tools are completely consistent with the new Gucci identity and in full alignment with the flagship stores concept. Visuals appearing on the booth are the ones of the new advertising campaign shot by Colin Dodgson, directed by Chris Simmonds who also directed the fashion campaign.

This year, the brand has extended new members to the two existing timepiece and jewellery collections, focusing on the new launch of automatic watches and three dimensional (3D) hologram watch.

New Automatic Watches

Gucci is enriching its men’s offering with five innovative new 40 mm automatic watches. Two of the new Swiss Made timepieces come with a GMT function, with an additional hour hand in the shape of a snake for tracking time in a second time zone. Showing a high level of craftsmanship, one features a yellow gold PVD case, yellow gold-colored chevron dial, and black alligator cuff, while the other has a steel case, silver-colored guilloché dial, and striking emerald-green alligator cuff. Two further variants have been worked with black leather straps for a powerful yet easy-to-wear look. The first displays a yellow gold PVD case and yellow gold-colored chevron dial, and the second combines a steel case with a silver-colored guilloché dial.

GUCCI EXTENDS THE G-TIMELESS WATCH COLLECTION

Gucci is introducing a new interpretation of a classic watch within the G-Timeless line. Each one blends the look of an easy to wear Swiss Made watch with new House motifs such as the bee, the star, and the heart as index markers. The new additions include two 27mm variants. One shines in pure silver tones with a steel case, silver dial with a silver feline head, and steel bracelet. Offering a mixed metal look, the other combines a steel case and silver dial with a yellow gold feline head and steel and yellow gold PVD bracelet.

Two further 38mm variants inject a vibrant dose of color into the collection, with the snake motif in red, black, and white on a silver dial. A steel case and a steel or steel and yellow gold PVD bracelet finish these new designs. Each timepiece features sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating inside and is water resistant to 50 meters.

*G-TIMELESS BECOMES THREE-DIMENSIONAL

Gucci is adding a new twist to the G-Timeless watch line with a new 38mm quartz variant. With a bold hologram effect and distinctive mix of materials, this is a unique and innovative watch that catches attention through three-dimensional look.

Both the dial and strap showcase the GG logo as a floating hologram, offering a playful and unexpected interpretation of a classic Gucci motif. Finished with a stainless steel ardillon buckle, the unisex plastic strap is designed to fit all wrist sizes from 150 mm to 192 mm.

On the back of the case is an engraving of the Ouroboros motif, which appears in the House jewelry collection as well. This striking timepiece also features sapphire crystal with antireflective coating inside and is water resistant to 50 meters. With its easy-to-wear combination of black and white tones, this new watch will lend an eye-catching touch to any outfit.

 

Margot Robbie – New CHANEL ambassador

Ambassador Margot ROBBIE wearing a custom CHANEL Haute Couture dress to the 90th Academy Awards.
She is nominated for the award of “Best Actress” for the movie “I, Tonya” directed by Craig Gillespie
The corseted long dress, is custom made by Karl Lagerfeld, with white topstitched georgette draped on the arms and a bodice embroidered with a 3D band of crystal tubes and rounded garland neckline adorned with two 3D camellias in crystal tube embroidery. The dress finishes with an asymmetrical skirt of multi layered georgette, veiled in chiffon.
Corsage and strap embroideries by Lesage. 130 hours of work to assemble the embroidery in Paris.
Information on the dress:
The dress required 550 hours of work and 7 people to complete
Margot Robbie : “I can’t believe I’m wearing an Haute couture dress made for me by Karl Lagerfeld for CHANEL. It’s a fantasy. I feel like myself but still as glamorous as I’ve ever dreamed I would at the Oscars.”
CHANEL Fine Jewelry : “Maud” ring, “Comète” and “Coco Crush” earrings in 18K white gold and diamonds

ANNA HU

Sweet Fond Memory The Spring Blossom Collection

The Spring Blossom Earrings

White diamonds, total of 0.68 carats. Colored diamonds, total of 4.70 carats. Spinel, total of 0.21 carats. Colored corundum, total of 1.11 carats. Metal parts: 18K white gold, gold and rose gold.

 

Spring, the season of love, often reminds Anna Hu of her date back when she was 24. She vaguely remembers her visit to a fully-bloomed cherry blossom garden at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in New York, where she appreciated cherry blossoms for the first time. And up until today, the visit remains a favorable memory of hers.

Amongst the fully-bloomed cherry blossom, the sunlight is glinting through the sprouting buds. The soft and flourishing cherry blossoms symbolize life, happiness and eternity. In remembrance of this memory and cherry blossom, Anna Hu enraptures and encapsulate this meaningful scene in her latest collection the Spring Blossom Collection.

The ring is inspired by the glistening sun, the flourishing cherry blossoms, and the lively butterflies, Anna Hu interweaves the matured cherry blossom with the bedazzling sunshine similar to the bubbling champagne sparkling in the flute. Waltzing to the finish are bustling and cheerful butterflies, together to set the scene of this spring.

The Spring Blossom Ring

White diamonds, total of 1.79 carats. Colored diamonds, total of 2.4 carats, pink corundum, total of 0.79 carats. Metal parts: 18K gold and rose gold.

 

The Spring Blossom Collection is an artistic jewelry collection designed especially for Asian women. It Utilize white diamonds, pink diamonds, yellow diamonds, rubies and emeralds. Anna Hu took the challenge of creating through “exquisite and light” in-lay technique. Moreover, the Spring Blossom Collection pairs the metal materials to the color of the gemstones, with the extensive use of 18K white gold, gold and rose gold, and through interspersion to create a sense of layering. Unique gemstones paired to show gradient colors are used to create vivid cherry blossom and butterfly, bringing Spring alive to wearer.

 

 

New Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet

Two dream cars

As members of the large and successful S-Class family, the coupé and cabriolet benefits from the same extensive innovations that have just been introduced on the saloon. These include new or functionally considerably extended driving assistance systems, the modern control and display concept with Widescreen Cockpit and new generation of steering wheels and integrated ENERGIZING comfort control.

Innovative OLED tail lamps as standard

Innovative OLED tail lamps are a new feature of the S-Class Coupé and S-Class Cabriolet. With this technology (organic light emitting diode), wafer-thin layers of organic materials are printed on a glass plate and made to illuminate. The total of 66 ultra-flat OLEDs act like floating elements inside the tail lamp; in addition, they emit a highly homogeneous light pattern in all directions and form a unique day and night design. Locking and unlocking the vehicle is additionally emphasised by an animated dynamic light sequence with subsequent dimming-up of the tail lights. Of course, the OLED tail lamps also employ the usual Mercedes-Benz multi-level technology with different levels of intensity for brake lamps and turn signal indicators depending on the driving condition and ambient brightness (day/night).

Luxury lounge with Widescreen Cockpit and new generation of steering wheels

The interior of the new S-Class models is characterised by the two new high- resolution and brilliant displays, each with a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches. Visually, the two displays under one shared glass cover blend into a Widescreen Cockpit and as a central element consequently emphasise the horizontal orientation of the interior design.

Like the instrument cluster, this Widescreen Cockpit contains a large display with virtual instruments in the direct field of vision of the driver, as well as a central display above the centre console. The all-digital cockpit offers the three visually very different styles “Classic”, “Sporty” and “Progressive”. Depending on personal preference or matching the selected interior, the styles can be quickly changed from the instrument cluster and the central display.

Both models have Touch Control Buttons on the steering wheel. They respond to swiping motions like the screen of a smartphone. They enable the driver to control the functions of the instrument cluster and of the entire infotainment system without having to take their hands off the steering wheel. The operation of DISTRONIC and cruise control with controls directly on the steering wheel is another new feature.

The infotainment system can also be operated via the touchpad with controller in the centre console and by LINGUATRONIC voice control. Voice control has for the first time been extended to include vehicle functions. Voice commands can now also be used to control the air conditioning and seat heating/ventilation, interior lighting (ambient lighting, reading lights, lighting in the rear), fragrancing/ionisation, seat massage function and Head-up Display.

ENERGIZING comfort control for greater well-being and alertness

ENERGIZING comfort control (optional equipment) links various comfort systems in the vehicle together. It systematically uses the functions of the climate control system (including fragrancing) and the seats (heater, ventilation, massage), the panel heating as well as lighting and musical atmospheres, and enables a specific wellness set-up tailored to the mood and need of the customer. As a result, well- being and performance levels are enhanced.

There are five programmes can be selected: Freshness, Warmth, Vitality, Joy and Comfort. The programmes all run for ten minutes. They are visualised on the head unit with colour graphics, and backed by suitable music.

Wireless charging of smartphones

Mobile phones can be charged as standard, wirelessly and without a telephone holder. Wireless charging works with all mobile devices (up to a screen diagonal of 15.2 cm) that support or can be retrofitted to support the Qi standard. The charging pad is integrated into the stowage compartment at the front of the centre console.

 

Suspension with eyes now sees even better

In 2014 in the S-Class Coupé, the optional MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension with curve tilting function was a world first in a standard-production car. The body tilts to the inside of the turn by up to 2.65 degrees and thereby reduces the transverse forces perceived by the passengers. This innovative system recognises bends with the help of a stereo camera behind the windscreen, and a lateral acceleration sensor of the ROAD SURFACE SCAN suspension. In the new S-Class Coupé, this suspension control is further improved: the system’s new stereo camera has a much better performance and works at speeds up to 180 km/h. The S-Class Cabriolet is fitted as standard with the full-support AIRMATIC semi-active air suspension featuring infinitely variable damping control.

New V8 biturbo with cylinder shutoff

The new V8 biturbo in the S 560 Coupé and S 560 Cabriolet is one of the world’s most economical V8 petrol engines and consumes up to eight percent less than its predecessor. To lower the fuel consumption, four cylinders of the new V8 are deactivated simultaneously under partial load with the help of the CAMTRONIC valve-lift adjustment system (Coupé only). This reduces the pumping losses while improving the overall efficiency of the remaining four cylinders by shifting the operating point towards higher loads.

 The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé at a glance:

 

Model

S 560 Coupé

Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupé

Mercedes-AMG S 65 Coupé

No. of cylinders/ arrangement

V8 biturbo

V12 biturbo

Transmissions

9G-TRONIC

AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed transmission

AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS
7G TRONIC

Total displacement (cc)

3,982

5,980

Rated output (hp/rpm)

469/ 5,250-5,500

612/ 5,500-6,000

630/ 4,800-5,400

Max torque (Nm at rpm)

700/ 2,000-4,000

900/ 2,750-4,500

1,000/ 2,300-4,300

Fuel consumption Combined (l/100km)

8.0-8.3

9.3

11.9

CO2 emissions combined (g/km)

183-188

211

279

Emission standard

EU6

Acceleration 0-100km/h (s)

4.6

3.5

4.1

Top speed (km/h)

250

List Price in Hong Kong (HKD)

2,258,000

2,998,000

4,298,000

The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet at a glance:

Model

S 560 Cabriolet

Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet

Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet

No. of cylinders/ arrangement

V8 biturbo

V12 biturbo

Transmissions

9G-TRONIC

AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed transmission

AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS
7G TRONIC

Total displacement (cc)

3,982

5,980

Rated output (hp/rpm)

469/ 5,250-5,500

612/ 5,500-6,000

630/ 4,800-5,400

Max torque (Nm at rpm)

700/ 2,000-4,000

900/ 2,750-4,500

1,000/ 2,300-4,300

Fuel consumption Combined (l/100km)

8.7-9.0

10.1

12.0

CO2 emissions combined (g/km)

199-204

229

272

Emission standard

EU6

Acceleration 0-100km/h (s)

4.6

3.5

4.1

Top speed (km/h)

250

List Price in Hong Kong (HKD)

2,558,000

3,248,000

4,498,000