Breguet

Breguet and its President & CEO, Marc A. Hayek, are once again taking part in Only Watch, the industry’s unmissable charity event. Loyal as ever to the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy since 2005, the Manufacture dedicates this year to this worthy cause a yellow gold Classique with in-line perpetual calendar. This special one-of-a-kind model will be shown at the Monaco Yacht Show from September 27th to 30th, before embarking on a world tour. The auction closing Only Watch 2017 will be held for the second year in a row in Geneva, on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

The Breguet Classique Quantième Perpétuel en Ligne 7715 presented this year at the Only Watch event depicts the passing of time with a pleasing blend of elegance and accuracy. The customary indications are complemented by a perpetual calendar on which the display of the days, months, dates and years is designed to ensure optimal user friendliness and impeccable legibility. The hours and minutes thus play the starring role, with blued steel Breguet hands sweeping over a Roman numeral chapter ring. Set in the background at 6 o’clock, one of the most useful horological complications – the date itself – is nonetheless appropriately large and easily readable at a glance, while the other related indications are conveniently vertically aligned up to 12 o’clock.

This original design results in an apparently simple timepiece distinguished by a sense of visual balance and purity. The silvered gold dial, finely hand-engraved on a rose engine, highlights the traditional “Clous de Paris” hobnailing. The equally pure counters, rimmed by a guilloché border pattern, feature a circular satin- brushed finish. The sapphire crystal fitted on the back of the watch reveals the technical sophistication of this Only Watch special model, driven by Calibre 502QPLT. The entirely hand-engraved self-winding movement and its offset oscillating weight once again testify to the exceptional degree of expertise and skill cultivated by the artisans of the House of Breguet.

BREGUET CLASSIQUE QUANTIÈME PERPÉTUEL EN LIGNE 7715

SPECIFICATIONS OF THE WATCH RÉF. 7715BA/15/9V6

Case in 18k yellow gold with delicately fluted caseband. Sapphire-crystal caseback. 39mm diameter. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30m).

Dial in silvered 18k gold, engine-turned by hand. Individually numbered and signed Breguet. Hours chapter with Roman numerals. Indication, on one line, of the day, month, date and leap years, with instant jump. Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel.

CHANEL J12 GRAFFITI

In the spirit of street art, rhodium-plated numerals intertwine on the white lacquer dial of the new limited-edition J12 watch. Limited to 1,200 pieces.

J12 GRAFFITI

White high-tech* ceramic and steel. White lacquered dial with rhodium plated numerals. Rhodium plated hands. Fixed bezel. White high-tech* ceramic bracelet with steel triple folding buckle. Screw-down crown with white ceramic cabochon. High precision quartz movement. Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date. Water-resistance: 200 meters. Available in 2 sizes.

Vacheron Constantin CELESTIAL MECHANICS

Discover Vacheron Constantin’s Unyielding Quest for Excellence in the Celestial Mechanics of the Latest Astronomical Timepiece

Vacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest Haute Horlogerie manufacturer with over 260 years of uninterrupted history, debuted its latest astronomical timepieces in Hong Kong in a vivid dialogue between the infinitely large and the infinitely small: between the heavenly rhythm of the celestial rotations and the intrinsic celestial mechanics in the Maison’s astronomical timepieces.


Since its foundation in Geneva in 1755, Vacheron Constantin has been in the very heart of excellence with a perpetual determination to seek mechanical precision, and a ceaseless will to master artistic crafts. For more than 260 years, Vacheron Constantin’s masterful horological creations have been endowed with the timeless beauty of intrinsically sophisticated works. In 2015, on the occasion of the Maison’s 260thanniversary, Vacheron Constantin released Reference 57260, the most complicated watch ever made, combining traditional watchmaking principles with the latest technological advances. Reference 57260 redefined the limits of the possible with a total of 57 horological complications in one double-dial pocket watch, of which 27 were astronomical. Earlier this year, during Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève 2017, Vacheron Constantin presented Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600, featuring 23 astronomical complications on a double-dial wristwatch, providing a reading of time in three modes: civil, solar, and sidereal, each driven by its own gear train. Five years of development, a dedicated master-watchmaker, along with two years of design, this Haute Horlogerie “heavenly phenomenon” is one of the most complex ever made and heir to a proud lineage of Vacheron Constantin’s astronomical timepieces.

In honour of the Maison’s technical and artistic excellence in astronomical horology, Vacheron Constantin proudly debuted its latest astronomical timepieces on Wednesday, 7 June 2017 in Hong Kong, in an exhibition called “Celestial Mechanics”, creating a dialogue between the infinitely large and the infinitely small: while the heavenly rhythm of the solar system organizes our existence, the mechanical miniatures of intrinsic horological works choreograph the complex celestial ballet of the solar, lunar, sidereal and terrestrial rotations.

Roger Dubuis dares to be rare and races with Pi

Roger Dubuis and Pirelli fast-track a new lap side by side in their adrenaline-charged partnership this May, with a new iteration of the recently launched Excalibur Spider Pirelli.

From May 23rd to 29th 2017, Roger Dubuis and car tyre legend Pirelli will once again demonstrate their “perfect fit” partnership by challenging all- comers to dare to be rare as they dare to race alongside the Run to Monaco on its 2017 journey.

The Run to Monaco 2017

Characterised by privileged exclusivity, rampant virility and shared commitment to providing authentic money-can’t-buy experiences, this great match between Roger Dubuis and Pirelli is rooted in the fact that exclusive service is a must for those who want to make a lasting imprint on scorching tarmac.

With its fantastic scenery, stunning performance, adrenaline-pumping excitement and total luxury from start to finish, the Run to Monaco undoubtedly qualifies as one of life’s extraordinary experiences, culminating in one of the world’s most famous and lavish motorsports events in the iconic town by the same name.

The Run to Monaco 2017

When the engineers from two separate fields share their knowledge, comprehensive know-how, sophisticated research and innovative drive, the result is an exclusive series of the Excalibur Spider Pirelli – Automatic Skeleton.

In the latest and colourful new lap of this exclusive luxury alliance, the two Excalibur Spider Pirelli Yellow and Red feature the proud colours of the iconic tyre logo in a stunning complement to the proudly unmistakable features of the Excalibur line.

The Run to Monaco 2017

Entirely in chromatic tune with these bold new timepieces, the Pirelli Color Edition tyres made their debut at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. It is no coincidence that Pirelli, taking inspiration from its longstanding experience in racing competitions – where the colouring of the tyres identifies the different compounds – will soon be applying colour to certain road tyres so as to emphasize their uniqueness.

Distinguished by a black and blue, red or yellow skeletonised flange, the colour coding of these vibrant new Excalibur Spider Pirelli models is further accentuated by a titanium black DLC crown over-moulded with matching-colour stitching on the straps as appropriate.

And as an ultimate nod to the winning streak that is embedded in the DNA of these two exceptional brands, the straps of these ruggedly reliable timepieces are manufactured from winning Pirelli motorsport tyre rubber, and their interior features the distinctive tread profile. Issued in an 88-piece limited edition, the robust 45mm skeleton case of the Excalibur Spider Automatic Skeleton provides a perfect frame for the brand’s best- selling Calibre RD820SQ.

NIRAV MODI ANNOUNCES 2017 GLOBAL CAMPAIGN STARRING

PRIYANKA CHOPRA AND ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY,
PHOTOGRAPHED BY PATRICK DEMARCHELIER


Global luxury jeweller and haut diamantaire, NIRAV MODI, announced today the brand’s 2017 global campaign, featuring international icon Priyanka Chopra, who was recently appointed global brand ambassador for the company, and actress and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

NIRAV MODI partnered with renowned photographer, Patrick Demarchelier, to express the extraordinary connection between a woman and her jewels. Together, Mr.Modi and Demarchelier capture the fascinating transformation that happens to a woman when she falls in love with diamonds.


The portraits of Nirav Modi’s muses highlight his philosophy: “The woman adorns the jewel, which becomes part of her persona, her essence, an expression of her being, an extension of her presence.” Asked to describe his signature style, Nirav Modi states simply that his wish is to create diamond jewellery to “ignite femininity”.

Together, Chopra and Huntington-Whiteley represent a confluence of East and West for a brand that marries India’s deeply-rooted relationship with masterful high jewellery craftsmanship and a Western sensibility. Mr.Modi brings these two voices together to tell the unpreceded story of classic glamour and charm with contemporary beauty, elegance and femininity. Two modern day stars have been photographed in an iconic, monochromatic, cinematic style reminiscent of the golden age of both Bollywood and Hollywood.

International star Priyanka Chopra has been making waves globally. In addition to her award winning performances in Indian cinema, she is the first Indian actress to headline a prime-time American TV-show, “Quantico”. She also plays the villain in the big summer blockbuster film “Baywatch” . Rosie Huntington-Whiteley reached global prominence modeling for a number of luxury brands and she has graced the cover of top-tier international magazines. She became a household name, landing roles in the films “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” and “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

The campaign features both high jewels and signature collections, including the Embrace Collection, the Jasmine Collection and Bridal Collection pieces. The Embrace bangles are versatile, innovative and playful diamond jewels with a patented stretch mechanism that allows the bangle to comfortably slip over the wrist for everyday spectacular. The Jasmine collection portrays the essence of the Jasmine flower as it unfurls, and a fleeting moment is captured in time. This collection features the brands patented innovative Jasmine cutTM, a special diamond cut with the softness of a petal and the brilliance of a briolette diamond. The Bridal collection is an eternal classic, featuring the purest solitaires which exude a sense of everlasting commitment and strength.

The NIRAV MODI 2017 global campaign opens a new chapter of the haut diamantaire’s endless celebration of modern women’s beauty, their powerful and dazzling femininity, and their positive and joyful aura.

Cartier & Sofia Coppola

Cartier & Sofia Coppola:

beyond inspiration to creation.

Cartier, a Maison synonymous with style and femininity, has given carte blanche to Sofia Coppola to direct the film for the Panthère de Cartier collection.

For as long as we can remember, Sofia has stood out as an icon of style, taste and contemporary elegance. As a determined artist whose work transcends trends, she gives sensitive expression to what femininity is today.

While men do sometimes play roles central to the narrative of herfilms (Stephen Dorff in Somewhere or Bill Murray in Lost in Translation), her leading characters are almost exclusively women.
The female perspective is an element particularly relevant to Sofia, a point of view she conveys, time and again, so aptly on screen. With an abundance of talent and a distinctive artistic vision, she knows, better than anyone, how to reinvent the past with a rigorously contemporary touch.

Her vision of the 80s and of what it means to be a Panthère woman is the perfect match for this collection, which was born in 1983.

Sofia Coppola: a visionary femininity at work I’ve always loved Cartier, the archives, the history and the design

which is very unique. I am a fan.

When Cartier told me that they wanted to make a film for the relaunch of the Panthère de Cartier watch, I first thought: who is a Panthère woman? What would her environment be?
I love the Panthère watch, so I was happy to make a film which captured the chic and the glamour of what it says to me.

The Panthère watch is unique because it is a piece of jewelry that you can wear in the day as a glamour look as well as in the evening.

When the Panthère watch came out in 1983, there were so many
great movies, and I love the stars of that time. I remember the glamourous kind of women who wore a Panthère watch. It was just a stylish time to remember and to propose a modern interpretation of it.
The Panthère woman is elegant, sophisticated, chic and glamourous,
still sexy and fun. I think she is a European woman who travels, so we
set the story in that way. We just shot a couple of days in LA, in some
great locations as Union Station downtown, the Georgio’s night club,
a hotel in Hollywood and the “Fox Residence”. » I think we have a kind of glamour Panthère setting.

I remembered meeting Courtney Eaton at a casting for a film, she just has charm and naturalness. We thought about friends for her to be in a club. I met Amanda and her sister Brooklyn, that I first met in Paris and I was very happy that they could join us.

It was great to work in LA with such a talented crew. We created the mood that I had in mind.

Sofia Coppola:

The dazzling path of an icon of style.

Sofia Coppola is an Oscar-winning writer and Oscar-nominated producer and director. Coppola grew up in Northern California and studied Fine Art at California Institute of the Arts.

She wrote and directed the feature The Virgin Suicides adapted from Pulitzer Prize-winner Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel of the same name. The movie starred Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, and Kathleen Turner. With a world premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival, The Virgin Suicides subsequently earned her the MTV Movie Award for Best New Filmmaker.

Coppola’s next film, Lost in Translation, was her first with Focus Features, and screened at the Toronto, Venice, and Telluride Film Festivals.
The movie brought her the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay as well as Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Picture (in her capacity as producer).

Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson won BAFTA Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively, among many other honors that the cast and crew received worldwide.

Her third feature as writer/director, Marie Antoinette, was based in part on Antonia Fraser’s biography Marie Antoinette:The Journey, and world-premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival.
The movie, which Coppola also produced, starred Kirsten Dunst in the title role. The film’s costume designer, Milena Canonero, won an Academy Award for her work on the picture.

Ms. Coppola’s fourth feature, Somewhere, was shot at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. She wrote, directed and produced the movie, which stars Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning. It premiered at the 67th Venice Film Festival, where it was honored with the top prize, The Golden Lion.

Her next film, The Bling Ring, based on true events, followed a group of teenagers on a thrilling and disturbing crime-spree in the Hollywood Hills, with an ensemble cast starring Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Taissa Farmiga, and Katie Chang. Written and directed by Coppola, it was released in June 2013.

Most recently, Coppola wrote, produced and directed A Very Murray Christmas in which Bill Murray rounds up an all-star cast for an evening of music, comedy and good cheer and was released by Netflix in December 2015. In addition, Coppola made her opera debut with a production of Verdi’s classic, La Traviata. Coppola teamed up with fashion designer Valentino and production designer Nathan Crowley for the opera which opened at the Rome Opera House on May 24, 2016.

Coppola’s upcoming film, The Beguiled, which she directed, wrote and produced, is adapted from Thomas Cullinan’s novel of the same name and stars Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Colin Farrell. Coppola was honored with the Best Director award at the 2017 Cannes International Film Festival, the first woman director in fifty-six years to receive the award. The Beguiled will be released through Focus Features in June 2017.

 

 

CHAUMET at the 70th Edition of Cannes International Film Festival

On this occasion, the world of Cinema was gathered for an exceptional evening. Among them, the actress Uma Thurman, radiant wearing earrings in white gold, set with two oval-cut pink spinels, oval-cut and round pink sapphires and diamonds from the La Nature de Chaumet collection.

Bérénice Béjo choose the elegancy of earrings in white gold and diamonds from the Liens collection and a ring in platinum and diamonds from the Joséphine collection by Chaumet.

The actress Izia Higelin, present for the film in competition “Rodin” directed by Jacques Doillon, illuminated the red carpet with a necklace in platinum, set with diamonds from the Lumières d’eau collection by Chaumet.

Ludivine Sagnier looked stunning with earrings and a ring in white gold, pink gold and diamonds from the new Insolence collection by Chaumet.

 

Embrace Life with NIRAV MODI A day of devotion and affection

During the year, there are special days dedicated to the appreciation of those who constantly convey and display their affection and care. Each day is often dedicated to one particular facet of love, be it the love of a spouse, or the love from friends and family. In spirit of this, on May 19th (Friday), renowned international jeweller NIRAV MODI introduced the ‘Embrace Life’ initiative at the NIRAV MODI Heritage 1881 international flagship store to welcome ‘520’ – a day of passion and romance. NIRAV MODI invited members of the media to experience the jeweller’s affection for all facets of love; from the love shared between lovers and familial love, to the love and appreciation of poetry and also nature – embracing life in both beauty and adoration.

NIRAV MODI’s craftsmanship extends beyond its timeless and innovative collections and creations, as its inimitable paper art friezes have become a signature aspect of its interior design and the entire NIRAV MODI experience. Members of the media were presented with NIRAV MODI’s numerous signature collections, along with the opportunity to see a selection of debuting NIRAV MODI jewels in Hong Kong. NIRAV MODI also invited its very own expert paper-art artist to the international flagship store, offering guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in NIRAV MODI’s philosophy of craftsmanship and constant creativity – an engaging and unique approach to allow them the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the jeweller and its values. As guests were mesmerized by the scintillating jewels from NIRAV MODI’s Jasmine, Lotus and Mughal collections, they were also presented with beautifully crafted floral inspired paper-art creations from the artist – a magnificent recreation of the beauty and allure of nature, embracing the beauty of a blossoming flower and the beauty of life.

NIRAV MODI’s Embrace collection is, as the name of the timeless collection suggests, a vivid reflection of the embrace of love and affection. Stemming from a singular moment in time, NIRAV MODI founder Mr. Nirav Modi was intrigued by his daughters’ elastic toy bangles, which lead to his desire to reproduce the fun and innocence of the stretching capabilities in jewels. Designed and artistically engineered with an ingenious innovative mechanism made to stretch, jewels from this collection are able to maintain its beauty and elegance as the wrist moves – lightly cuffing the wrist and resting on the skin, caressing its wearer. Both easy to wear and one-of-a-kind, each piece in the NIRAV MODI Embrace collection defies limits and traditions, creating an inimitable and matchless style. NIRAV MODI intends to celebrate the embrace of love and affection through this day of playfulness – a reflection of the beautiful spirit of the jewels in the timeless collection.

 

Save

CHANEL MADEMOISELLE J12

Panthere de CARTIER collection

The Panthère de Cartier watch is an icon of the 1980s, an unforgettable emblem of an era.

The watch wows with all the exuberant decadence of the decade. Its sensual bracelet and intuitive design impressively command the spotlight.

In this re-issue of the original Panthère de Cartier watch, the cult timepiece is looking edgier than ever, for any time of the day or night. It is made in the image of the woman of today: she has impeccable taste and knows exactly what she wants.

This gem of a watch slinks onto the skin in a rippling celebration of triumphant and carefree femininity.

The supple chain-link bracelet curls up to the wrist, flowing and feline. A gleaming statement piece to mix and match, the Panthère de Cartier watch never fails to turn heads.