GUCCI G-FRAME COLLECTION EVOLVES WITH NEW ADDITIONS


The new G-Frame timepieces feature a bold gourmette chain or straps with multiple loops, injecting fresh energy and innovation into this versatile collection.

Thanks to the petite size of the refreshed rectangular case (14 x 25mm), executed in steel or light yellow gold PVD, each new G-Frame variant exudes elegance and femininity.

Among the more contemporary new additions is an innovative, expertly crafted steel model with a silver chevron-patterned dial accented with pyramidal stud indexes.

Three double- or triple-loop models are another highlight of this sophisticated Swiss-made collection. The straps of these timepieces include special lizard-skin variants and wrap comfortably around the wrist multiple times. Two of the multiple-loop variants feature eye-catching, tri-colored Gucci web nylon straps in cream-red-blue or green-red-green, with leather lining and matching dials, whilst the steel version comes with an easy to adjust gourmette chain – links can be simply added or removed for a perfect fit.

NIRAV MODI High Jewelry Showcase at La Biennale des Antiquaires 2017

International luxury jeweler and haut diamantaire, NIRAV MODI showcased the brand’s high jewelry collection at the 29th La Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris from September 11th to 17th, 2017. Following a successful debut at the fair last September, NIRAV MODI presented for the second consecutive time this year, parading all new creations of the highest order.


As a third generation diamantaire, Nirav Modi built on his family’s legacy in launching his eponymous brand in 2010. NIRAV MODI was established with the passion to create extraordinary diamond jewelry that celebrates every woman’s beauty, and at the Biennale, Mr. Modi’s newest high jewelry creations offered a distinctive design, unparalleled craftsmanship, innovative skill and the finest and rarest gems from all over the world. A passionate art collector, Mr. Modi draws inspiration from diverse sources, spanning from ancient mythology to 16th Century paintings by Rubens, the art of Monet, Art Nouveau architecture and the works of contemporary Indian artists. Influenced by the Mughal era, the magnificence of the Maharajahs and the Impressionist movement, the jewels celebrate light and rhythm while combining a distinct sense of airiness and opulence. Their litheness and fluidity make them as light as silk.

Brought to the fore at the exhibition against a gorgeous bougainvillea paper-art backdrop included NIRAV MODI Majestic Mogok Ruby Suite and the Sakura Necklace and Earrings – both vivid embodiments of the luxury jeweler’s ambition and commitment to create with only the finest of jewels and exceptional craftsmanship. Featuring 27 superlative mesmerizing rubies from the legendary Mogok mine in Burma, the stately silhouette of Majestic Mogok Ruby Suite evokes a candlelit splendor of royal palaces with its captivating crimson hue and gleaming translucency that is considered the best in the world.

The Sakura Necklace and Earrings fully embody the jeweler’s dedication to craftsmanship and the appreciation to heritage and culture. With its inspiration stemming from vibrant blooming Sakura flowers, these exquisite two-toned jewels feature over a hundred of emerald-cut solitaire diamonds along with micro-set diamonds, creating a glorious and vivid play of light within the suite and paired with its elegant design and setting encapsulates the wearer’s beauty and allure in a glistening aura.

CHANEL Women who embody the style and the codes of the House

At first glance, a bracelet that sparkles around the wrist. A jewel.
Initially, one recognizes the clasp of the 2.55 bag. This jewel is a code.
Then there are two hands. This code is a watch.
The eyes then glide along the quilted bracelet. The watch is decoded.

A jewel. A watch. Codes.
This watch is called: CODE COCO.

It does not reveal its secrets from the start. Not to everyone.
It takes time to decipher the codes.
Liberated from time, respecting traditions with contemporary irreverence – CHANEL’s codes are timeless.

The CODE COCO watch closes with a click like the quilted 2.55 bag, created by Mademoiselle Chanel in February 1955, whose clasp adorns the heart of the watch’s dial.

Open or closed, it conceals or unveils the time discreetly hidden there. Time itself, is a secret to be protected.
A diamond subtely shines on a black dial, the maker of a precious allure.
Its supple bracelet, so light the tinniest movement is unhindered, recalls the beginning of this quilted design.


A tribute to a story, style and look, the CODE COCO watch carries the 
ever renewing codes of CHANEL CODE COCO

 
Virginie Viard
– CHANEL Fashion Studio Director

Alma Jodorowsky – French Actress, singer and CHANEL Ambassador
Alice Dellal – British musician, model and CHANEL Ambassador
Anna Mouglalis – French Actress and CHANEL Ambassador
Deniz Gamze Erguven – Franco-Turkish Filmmaker
Stella Tennant – Scottish model
Agnès Liely – CHANEL Fashion Merchandising Creation and Development Manager
Lucia Pica – CHANEL Global Creative Designer for Makeup and Color
Kim Young-Seong – CHANEL Artistic Director Textiles and Ready-to-wear

Chaumet Liens Seduction Collection

#ChaumetLiens #LiensSeduction #storiesofliens #Chaumet

The emblem of sentimental jewellery since 1970, the Liens de Chaumet are constantly re-invented in their expression of eternal attachment. A ribbon of diamonds that unrolls and is tied with the lightest touch, Liens Séduction enriches the collection with a new chapter to reveal a different facet of emotions. Set with diamonds, in rose or white gold, the sixteen Fine Jewellery pieces – slender and wide rings, bracelets, hoop earrings, ear studs and pendants – evoke a world of carefree and joyful seduction. Let yourself be surprised by their whimsical, graceful femininity!

Born of a golden thread, the Liens de Chaumet collection is Chaumet’s essential link between its past, present and future. It starts with the founding story of the love shared by Napoleon and Josephine. It continues with the tale of the colours of attachment, spanning from passion to friendship, and from love’s first blush to filial affection. The Liens de Chaumet are a universal expression of love, a talisman that binds us to the world and to others. An essential that embodies the powerful and yet intangible bond that fuels the sharing of emotions between people and guides their destinies.

 

CHANEL NEW WATCH – CODE COCO

At first glance, a bracelet that sparkles around the wrist. A jewel. Initially, one recognizes the clasp of the 2.55 bag. This jewel is a code. Then there are two hands. This code is a watch.
The eyes then glide along the quilted bracelet. The watch is decoded. A jewel. A watch. Codes.
This watch is called: Code CoCo.

It does not reveal its secrets from the start. Not to everyone.
It takes time to decipher the codes.
Liberated from time, respecting traditions with contemporary irreverence – CHANEL’s codes are timeless

The Code CoCo watch closes with a click like the quilted 2.55 bag, created by Mademoiselle Chanel in February 1955, whose clasp adorns the heart of the watch’s dial. Open or closed, it conceals or unveils the time discreetly hidden there. Time itself, is a secret to be protected.

A diamond subtely shines on a black dial, the maker of a precious allure.
Its supple bracelet, so light the tinniest movement is unhindered, recalls the beginning of this quilted design.

A tribute to a story, style and look, the Code CoCo watch carries the ever-renewing codes of CHANEL.

OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra

WELCOME ON BOARD

Imagine the glistening waters of a turquoise sea. A summer sun casts warmth across the bay as your yacht bobs in rhythm to the gently lapping waves. The only sounds are the soft creaks and rolls of the boat and, beneath your bare feet, is the unmistakeable feeling of wood. Perfectly symmetrical and striped across the walkways, the teak deck is a superyacht “must-have”. Not only does it captivate with its exquisite look, but it is also extremely durable. From the constant splashes of a bubbling Jacuzzi to the salt-water spray that whips up from the ocean, teak is the quintessential material associated with this luxurious pastime. And for the boat makers themselves, real teak is a thing of beauty. Experienced woodworkers treat it like an art and the finished product is always a masterpiece that ages naturally in the light and withstands the true test of time. What better inspiration for the watch you wear on board?

15 YEARS OF AQUA TERRA

 CASTING OFF

In 2002, OMEGA introduced a bold new range of timepieces to its famous Seamaster family. “Aqua Terra” was the Latin name chosen for the collection, honouring the spirit of the original OMEGA Seamaster models, which were known for their reliability both on water (Aqua) and on land (Terra).

With 40 models offered in four different sizes (41 mm, 38 mm, 35 mm and 28 mm), the first Aqua Terra line delivered a “refreshing contrast” of style and innovation that could easily fit an active lifestyle. The minimalist design worked perfectly for business days and social nights yet the watches remained 100 percent Seamaster at their core, with a performance that was solidly backed by anti-shock technology and 150m/500ft water resistance.

THE LOOK

The blend of city chic and ocean ingenuity was seamless. For customers with classic tastes, the Aqua Terra cases were crafted with twisted and facetted lugs that recalled the OMEGA designs of the 1960s. These pure lines gave the Aqua Terra a distinctively timeless feel, while the crisp, clean dial with its triangular hour markers also paid homage to the styles of the past.

And as always with OMEGA, the attractive aesthetics went hand-in-hand with technical innovation. This was the first time that a Co-Axial movement had been used in a collection other than the De Ville family and therefore represented a major new development in the Seamaster collection.

CHANGING TACK

Since its first appearance in 2002, the Seamaster Aqua Terra collection has continued to evolve, but always ensuring that the watches remain contemporary and relevant. While the typical Aqua Terra design aspects (case shape, dial elements and handset) have remained constant, almost every other element has been reimagined over the years.

Most notably, it was the inclusion of the “teak” pattern dial in 2008 which has now become one of the Aqua Terra’s defining trademarks. Modelled after the wooden decks of luxury sailboats, the teak dial has become a firm favourite amongst OMEGA fans. Other additions include the added minute track and updated materials which today include 18K Sedna™ gold.

MAGNETIC VARIATION

Perhaps the biggest revolutionary moment came in 2013 with the introduction of the OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra >15’000 Gauss. This new model helped to forever change the way that the watchmaking industry approached the challenges of magnetic fields. Instead of protecting the movement with a traditional inner case, the new Aqua Terra made use of selected non-ferrous materials in the movement itself, and guaranteed magnetic resistance up to 15,000 gauss. It was another milestone moment in OMEGA’s long history anti-magnetic breakthroughs.

Today, the Seamaster Aqua Terra continues its journey. Just as it was originally designed to do, the timepiece remains a trusted companion on land yet robust enough for weekends on the water. And with a fresh wave of models arriving in 2017, its popularity is as strong as ever.

AQUA TERRA AESTHETICS

 The Seamaster Aqua Terra can take you from evenings on shore to mornings on board your boat. So what are the typical design traits that make this watch so versatile for work and play?

Twisted Lugs

When first launched, the Aqua Terra embraced a fresh new design. Yet, in keeping with the spirit of the brand, it also borrowed inspiration from past OMEGA models. Most notably, its case design featured the classic twisted lugs commonly associated with the Speedmaster Moonwatch and the 2nd generation Seamaster 300. Today, this aesthetic novelty remains a distinguishing feature of the Aqua Terra models, although 2017’s newest cases have been refined for a symmetrical look and include a wave-edged caseback design.

Teak Deck

Perhaps the most defining feature of the Aqua Terra is its teak patterned dial. The captivating stripes are modelled after the decks of luxury yachts and beautifully represent today’s ocean lifestyle. For 2017’s redesign, the pattern now sails horizontally, as opposed to vertically.

Clear Dial

With its triangular indexes and bold hands, the dial of the Aqua Terra is known for its clean and pure design. Again, this approach is reminiscent of OMEGA’s 2nd generation Seamaster 300 and delivers an easy-to-read layout. In 2017, the simplicity has been taken even further, with less wording and a repositioned date window.

Around the wrist

Usually, a leather strap or metal bracelet completes the classic Aqua Terra look. For 2017, OMEGA has fine-tuned this area to an even higher standard. The metal bracelets are now better integrated to the case. They include hardened or feminine links and a patented screw and pin system. Some models have been built onto a unique rubber strap, with a metal bar linking them to the case.

THE SEAMASTER AQUA TERRA COLLECTION

 A wide selection of new Aqua Terra models has been produced for 2017. Updated both inside and out, OMEGA has transformed the design to give each timepiece an added edge of style and a refreshing new look.

 4.1 Gent’s Collection

 OMEGA’s Seamaster Aqua Terra has always provided the perfect balance between sophistication and ocean spirit. In this new collection, some of the most popular features have been enhanced or subtly transformed. The most notable changes include the teak pattern on the dial which now runs horizontally,

as opposed to vertically, as well as the cleaner aesthetics and the symmetrical case. Certified as Master Chronometers, the collection also takes the Aqua Terra to new heights of precision and performance.

 

  • 41 mm or 38 mm
  • A new symmetrical case design for a beautifully balanced look.
  • The famous teak pattern on the dial now runs horizontally, as opposed to vertically.
  • To maximise symmetry, the date window has been moved from 3 to 6 o’clock.
  • A cleaner dial, with the “water-resistance” wording now moved to the caseback.
  • Some 41 mm models feature a rubber strap, new to the Aqua Terra, which is integrated into the case by an additional stainless steel or 18K Sedna™ gold link.
  • Metal bracelets have also been redesigned to achieve a better integration with the case.
  • New conical crown.
  • New wave pattern on the caseback.
  • Driven by the Master Chronometer calibre 8900 / 8901 (41 mm) or 8800 (38 mm), all certified at the industry’s highest standard for precision, performance and magnetic resistance.

4.2 Ladies’ Collection

 This year, the Seamaster Aqua Terra Ladies’ Collection features 30 new models in three different sizes. Even within the refined cases, OMEGA has managed to give the timepieces several design twists and, in most models, a Master Chronometer upgrade that offers impressive levels of precision and performance.

The clean and crisp dials feature mother-of-pearl and 14 different colours, and the symmetrical cases have been redesigned to achieve a seamless integration with the feminine-styled bracelet.

 

  • 38 mm or 34 mm
  • A new symmetrical case design for a beautifully balanced look.
  • A range of different dials, including mother-of-pearl, glossy or shimmer effect.
  • All models come with diamond indexes.
  • Selected models include a diamond-paved bezel.
  • To maximise symmetry, the date window has been moved from 3 to 6 o’clock.
  • A cleaner dial, with the “water-resistance” wording now moved to the caseback.
  • Bracelets have been redesigned to achieve a better integration with the case. This also suits wearers with slimmer wrists.
  • Bracelets include a new clasp for added comfort.
  • New conical crown.
  • New wave pattern on the caseback.
  • Driven by the Master Chronometer calibre 8800 / 8801, certified at the industry’s highest standard for precision, performance and magnetic resistance.

4.3 The Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer Master Chronometer Limited Edition

Ever since its foundation in 1848, OMEGA has distinguished itself with exquisite and ingenious watchmaking. This year, the Swiss brand is proudly presenting its first Worldtimer – another proud example of craftsmanship at its finest.

The true beauty of this new Seamaster Aqua Terra watch can be found in the dial. The exterior section is sand-blasted platinum-gold and features 18K yellow gold indexes and hands that are coated in Super-LumiNova. There is also a circle of global destinations printed in red (GMT), black (+1h in summer) or blue (places without daylight savings). For a special touch, these destinations include the city of Bienne at GMT+1, OMEGA’s home in Switzerland.

In vibrant colour, there is also a sapphire crystal central dial with a hand-crafted enamel world map. This exquisite view over the North Pole is surrounded by a 24-hour indication.

The 43 mm symmetrical case is made from platinum-gold and includes a mix of polished and brushed surfaces. On the reverse side, there is a wave-edged design and several engravings including each unique Limited Edition number.

The timepiece is water resistant up to 15 bar (150m / 500ft) and comes presented on a brown leather strap with a platinum-gold foldover clasp.

As well as being exceedingly complex in design, the Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer has the special distinction of being a Master Chronometer. This means that the watch and its calibre 8939 have reached the industry’s highest standard of precision, performance and magnetic resistance as determined by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).

Only 87 editions of this watch have been produced. For owners in all parts of the world, this wonderful timepiece is certain to offer years of pleasure.

Eddie Redmayne AT THE HELM

British actor Eddie Redmayne perfectly fits the role of an Aqua Terra fan. Just like the watch, he embodies a dashing edge of classic style, but also has the ability to master the most complex challenges.

Eddie’s brilliant portrayal of the famous physicist Stephen Hawking in ‘The Theory of Everything’ earned him the 2015 Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award. For his role as Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl, he impressed the Hollywood judging panels yet again, receiving best actor nominations at both the Golden Globes and the Oscars.

These incredible performances show true depth to Eddie’s talent and, for OMEGA, reflect qualities of the highest standard.

Off the screen, Eddie Redmayne is equally as admired. The actor often graces the top of the global ‘best dressed men’ lists, thanks to his sharp sense of personal style. As with the Aqua Terra, he favours timeless design, while embracing fine tailoring, bold colours and slick combinations.

As the new Aqua Terra collection sails into boutiques, there is perhaps no better role model than Eddie Redmayne. On land or at sea, he seems perfectly at home with OMEGA’s newest watches.

INSIDE THE AQUA TERRA COLLECTION: THE MASTER CHRONOMETER STANDARD

At any time in OMEGA’s proud history, it is possible to find examples of industry-leading innovations and world-first achievements. Driven by a pioneering spirit and desire for perfection, the brand has continually set and surpassed the limits of watchmaking excellence.

Master Chronometer represents a refined standard of quality, going well beyond the COSC certification by which all watches are usually measured. Although COSC remains an integral part of the process, OMEGA has doubled its certification with the METAS approved standard, proving levels of precision, performance and anti-magnetic resistance like never before.

The Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) has ensured that testing for the Master Chronometer leaves no room for doubt. Including exposure to a magnetic force of 15,000 gauss, each watch is subjected to eight separate examinations, with every step carefully checking for function and accuracy. It goes without saying, that the margins for passing these independent tests are much tighter than those set by COSC.

Master Chronometer is OMEGA’s standard for today and for the future. The new Seamaster Aqua Terra collection is the latest to embrace the certification and provides customers with an added level of trust and confidence.

 

 

B V L G A R I DIAGONO SCUBA: THE DIVER DONS HIGH-ENERGY GEAR

THE DIAGONO SCUBA GETS A COLOURFUL BOOST IN LUMINOUS WHITE, SPARKLING YELLOW AND DYNAMIC ORANG

DIAGONO SCUBA is the sportiest Bulgari watch. Right from 1994, this stylish, high-performance diver’s watch water-resistant to 300m easily met the expectations of sea lovers and watersports enthusiasts. Bulgari now springs a vivid surprise with three new variations of the DIAGONO SCUBA attired in white, yellow and orange. The colours are bright and brimming with energy, bringing an additional ‘cool factor’ to the dynamic lines of an exceptional diving model.

White is a luminous symbol of purity and clarity. In this interpretation, DIAGONO SCUBA plays with contrasting material and finishing effects, notably with the satin-brushed finish of the stainless steel case and the one-way rotating bezel. The hour-markers, large numerals and rhodium-plated hands coated with Super-LumiNova® stand out clearly against the background. The immaculate dial naturally extends into a white vulcanised rubber strap, secured by a steel pin buckle. The reflective nature of white creates an optical effect of enlargement, although the DIAGONO SCUBA actually asserts a distinctive yet reasonable presence with a 41 mm diameter and a thickness of just 10.75 mm.

These dimensions are shared by the two other colourful versions. Yellow has since ancient times been regarded as symbolising success. This warm and dynamic shade attracts attention and promotes concentration, qualities that are bound to please devotees of water sports and related nautical activities. Above and beyond its style, this glowing version proves particularly pleasant to use in the heat of the action, with its immediate readability by day or night thanks to luminescent hands and hour-markers. Its tangy energy proves extremely compelling.

In addition to these sterling qualities, the bubbly and zestful orange version adds a singular touch of personality by daring to introduce a colour not often seen in the watch industry today. Orange is believed to spark the imagination and whet the appetite. This highly dynamic and energetic shade is attuned to a joyful lifestyle. It’s a warm shade that grabs attention and facilitates communication. Frank Sinatra had made it his favourite colour and liked to say that “orange is the happiest colour”. It provides a forceful expression for the inherent strength of design.

Surprisingly, this watch designed as a men’s watch has become a style statement on the wrists of Italian women looking for a more assertive water-resistant model, while preserving a chic and elegant look compared with many others that are full-on instruments for professional scuba divers. A sophisticated trend, born under the Mediterranean sun, and which has since become a token of recognition among fashionable women on many shores the world over.

Design accentuates performance

 Style thus supports performance, since DIAGONO SCUBA is a fully qualified diver’s model, water-resistant to a depth of 300 metres, and powered by Calibre Solotempo BVL191: a self-winding movement developed and assembled in-house. Endowed with a 42-hour power reserve, it beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour ensuring optimal precision. Its indications focus firmly on essentials: hours, minutes, large seconds hand and date.

In addition to its all-terrain nature, the DIAGONO SCUBA is also a resolutely all-purpose watch. Entirely in its element when used in water, on the beach, when scuba diving or engaged in all kinds of underwater activities, it is also perfectly at ease in the more relaxed circumstances of daily life… And of course for urban wear, thanks to its bold style and distinctive personality. Bulgari cannot deny its dual heritage: that of a Rome-based jeweller building on more than 130 years of creativity and specific skills, while endowed with substantial experience in the realm of Swiss haute horlogerie. An ideal combination for imagining exceptional watches merging the sparkling boldness of Italian style with the precision required by exceptional timepieces – a category to which the DIAGONO SCUBA unequivocally belongs.

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS

DIAGONO SCUBA

Movement

Calibre Solotempo 191, Manufacture-made self-winding movement entirely designed, developed and produced in-house: 28,800 vph (4Hz); 42-hour power reserve; hours, minutes and seconds, date window at 3 o’clock; snailed, sandblasted and adorned with Côtes de Genève motif; bevelled and polished bridge rims, circular satin-brushed wheels, burnished pivots, chamfered holes; domed and polished screw heads.

Case and dial

Stainless steel case, 41 mm in diameter: notched one-way rotating bezel serving to measure dive and decompression times, screw-locked crown with ceramic insert; water-resistant to 300 m. White, yellow or orange dial depending on the model, hours and hands coated with Super-LumiNova® treatment guaranteeing perfect legibility.

Strap

White, yellow or orange vulcanised rubber strap fitted with a stainless steel pin buckle.

DIAGONO SCUBA in steel with white rubber strap (41mm). HK$46,500
DIAGONO SCUBA in steel with yellow rubber strap (41mm). HK$46,500
DIAGONO SCUBA in steel with orange rubber strap (41mm). HK$46,500

 

CARTIER HOME

The story of objects at Cartier begins with the story of jewellery. The objects created by the Maison are intimately tied to the arts of the jeweller, goldsmith and silversmith, exquisitely incorporating precious materials, motifs, craftsmanship and creativity. The tradition of everyday treasures at Rue de la Paix dates back to the late 19th century, when vanity cases, lighters, boxes, bottles, tumblers, frames and card holders gave expression to a delicate, luxurious and profoundly aesthetic art de vivre. Cartier rekindles the spirit of everyday objects with a modern touch in this colourful collection of contemporary designer homeware.

CARTIER HOME OBJECTS COLLECTION
The new homeware collection by Cartier cultivates a discerning art de vivre, presenting candles and candle holders, boxes, photo frames, trays and bowls which are precious and refined, stylish yet functional.
These objects exude the signature Cartier style in sublime detail showcasing precious materials and utilizing craftsmanship that draws on a broad tradition of techniques. True to the graphic inspiration characteristic to Cartier, the collection is defined by geometric motifs and the monogram. These motifs, in engraved metal or openwork detail, pay tribute to the art deco tradition in a fresh interpretation of the repertoire.
The objects are reflections of Cartier excellence, their craftsmanship evident in the finely wrought sophistication of the engraved metal and openwork detail. Further ornamentation is supplied by the dainty application of enamel on bisque porcelain, and the cabochon cut of decorative red jasper, onyx and lepidolite.

BELOVED ADDITIONS TO THE DÉCOR
As well as honouring an art de vivre, this collection by Cartier pays homage to the art of giving in its selection of beloved objects, sentimental tokens and precious gifts. A candle holder lights up the moment whilst a photo frame holds and displays cherished memories. With each piece in the collection Cartier speaks to the heart of the recipient, weaving intimate ties between the jeweller and the object, the object and its true home.

CHANEL Fine Jewellery RUBAN collection