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.
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Tiffany Bridal Salon Will Be Opened at The Landmark, Central
Featuring Asia Debut of “My Tiffany” Diamond Ring Personalization Service
Ready to propose or walk down the aisle soon? Tiffany Bridal Salon on 1/F The Landmark, Central will assist you in all matters of the heart, ranging from the Asia debut of “My Tiffany” diamond ring personalization service to “love letter window display” proposal service for customers who have chosen Tiffany diamond rings to commemorate their love, between July 19th to August 12nd.
Since 1837, the blissful Blue Box and the classic Tiffany® Setting six-prong diamond ring of Tiffany & Co. have been symbols of the world’s greatest love stories. As a brand that celebrates true love in all its forms, Tiffany & Co. draws inspiration from the “Believe in Love” concept for its latest bridal campaign, featuring seven real couples of different backgrounds, genders and social strata in images that capture the power of love.
The bridal campaign goes in sync with the Tiffany Bridal Salon at The Landmark in Central, where the brand’s complete bridal collection is showcased, including the renowned Tiffany® Setting six-prong diamond ring, as well as various ready-made styles of couples’ rings and wedding bands. The Salon also marks the Asia debut of “My Tiffany” diamond ring personalization service, through which customers can choose their favorite diamond, setting, materials and design, with personalized inscriptions or initials for the ring and the brand’s signature Blue Box that speak to you and beautifully represent your love.
The fabulous experience goes up a notch with the “love letter window display” proposal service, offering customers who purchase Tiffany diamond rings during the Bridal Salon period a unique and unforgettable celebration on the day of proposal or wedding anniversary.
For event details, please call +852 2845 9072 or email to HongKong.CustomerService@Tiffany.com.
The First Asian Haute Jeweler permanently exhibits its “CHINA RED MAGPIE BROOCH” in the State Historical Museum in Russia
The internationally renowned haute jeweler ANNA HU has set a milestone in history to become the first Contemporary Asian Jeweler to permanently exhibit its signature piece – the CHINA RED MAGPIE BROOCH at the State Historical Museum in Russia starting from 28th May 2018. The collaboration between the State Historical Museum in Russia and Anna Hu in compliance with “The Belt and Road Initiative” strategy by China and Eurasian countries. To commemorate the special occasion, the donation ceremony will be followed by “China Night – One Belt One Road Gala Dinner” on the same night.
In parallel to the donation ceremony, Anna and the museum have jointly selected another 20 magnificent masterpieces from Anna Hu’s collection, expressing a strong integration of Eastern culture meets Western craftsmanship, which will be exclusively displayed in the museum from 28th – 30th May. One of the most renowned and dazzling masterpiece to be showcased is “Monet Water Lilies Collection”, where Anna has taken 10 years of planning, designing and assembling to complete. The “Monet Water Lilies Necklace” features more than 2,000 colorful gemstones to recreate the water lily ponds in Monet’s eyes, also to pay tribute to the impressionist master. These 20 masterpieces are included in “ANNA HU Symphony of Jewels – OPUS 1”, and Anna is proud to pre-announce her upcoming launch of “ANNA HU Symphony of Jewels – OPUS 2” this coming fall together in this exceptional moment.
Anna’s latest ultra-luxe creation and first-ever showcase masterpiece – CHINA RED MAGPIE BROOCH – calls on the Jesuit missionary and painter at National Palace Museum – Giuseppe Castiglione for inspiration. Castiglione was the most famous Western artist in China during the transformative Qing Dynasty and his piece “Immortal Blossoms in an Everlasting Spring” (currently on exhibition at the National Palace Museum) showcases the beauty of China in a western perspective. Inspired by the concept, Anna has constructed this CHINA RED MAGPIE BROOCH on an 18K white gold frame, encrusting with over 500 gemstones ingeniously present a pair of magpies living in the colorful forest. All gemstones are meticulously placed with round brilliant cut diamonds, yellow diamonds, rubies, blue sapphires, moonstones, colored sapphires, chrome tourmaline, and to complete the design, an extraordinary south sea pearl is nestled as the featured gem of the piece .
It is pertinent that the exhibition be presented by “The Belt and Road Initiative” gala dinner, highlighting the harmonious relationship between the countries. The evening will be attended by the international guestlist including prominent celebrities, arts and fashion society figures.
A radiating central Medusa gives an instantly recognizable Versace touch to a fierce timepiece characterized by metal stud details that add edge to a smoke-effect dial.
A fresh, colorful style that doubles as a must-have leather accessory – the V -Flare watch, a fun timepiece for the new generation.
Chic and sophisticated as always, this season in a smaller size, with a 34 mm diameter case, for an extremely feminine fit.
A complex piece of architecture, the double case middle features a transparent glass, outer case revealing the famous Greek Key engraved onto the inner metal case.
V-CIRCLE – TRIBUTE EDITION
The celebration of the work of a genius, Versace presents the Tribute Edition of its timeless V-Circle watch, that for the first time debuts with the Wild Baroque print from the Versace Spring Summer 1992 collection.
An OMEGA timepiece belonging to the legendary performer Elvis Presley has been sold for CHF 1,500,000 at the Geneva Watch Auction: Seven, by Phillips.
After a lengthy and competitive round of bidding, the OMEGA Museum in Biel/Bienne became the proud new owner, not only attaining the watch for their significant collection, but also paying a new world record for any OMEGA watch ever purchased.
Described as the “most historically significant Elvis Presley-owned watch to ever appear on the market”, the 18K white gold wristwatch was presented to Elvis by RCA Records in February 1961, at a charity luncheon and concert to celebrate his 75 million records sold worldwide.
The 33 mm timepiece houses a manually-wound OMEGA calibre 510, and features 44 brilliant cut diamonds surrounding the bezel, as well as an elegant silvered ivory dial with a small-seconds subdial.
On the caseback, the engravings include the words: “To Elvis, 75 Million Records, RCA Victor, 12-25-60.” In fact, Elvis was most likely the first artist in history to reach that impressive sales milestone. Amongst his album releases in 1960, the hits that propelled him to the peak of his career that year included “Are You Lonesome Tonight” and “It’s Now Or Never”.
The incredible provenance of this one-of-a-kind timepiece was further confirmed by photos of Presley wearing the watch, as well as a certificate of authenticity from Jimmy Velvet, the Founder/CEO of the Elvis Presley Museum.
Elvis Presley is known to have worn several OMEGA watches during his career, including the OMEGA Seamaster he wore during his time in the US Army. However, the very meaningful watch sold this week will surely be remembered as the most special.
New Playful Jewellery Creations Transform Everyday Moments Into Colourful And Dazzling Ones
With the captivating and playful movement of its turning rings, Piaget Possession has become an alluring and dynamic ally for empowered and independent women who live life by their own rules. Like the rotating rings that define it, the signature Piaget watch and jewellery collection is constantly on the move, evolving with the introduction of new feminine styles.
Following the introduction earlier this year of the Possession watch with vibrant coloured ornamental stone dials and interchangeable straps, new feminine styles add another refreshing splash of colour to the Possession collection.
Each creation is inspired by the Sunny Side of Life, a celebration of life’s most radiant moments, captured with daring creativity in precious gold, bright diamonds and colourful stones. And when it comes to the iconic turning rings of Possession, optimism, playfulness, energy and femininity are always in abundance.
A staple of the stylish woman’s wardrobe since it first made its mark in 1990; Possession invites admiring gazes wherever it goes by bringing a splash of colour and energizing sparkle to everyday outfits. Playfully layered around her wrist, new pink gold open bangles with coloured stone cabochons and diamond-set give the Possession woman new ways to express her personality. Whether green malachite, red carnelian, bright turquoise, intense black onyx or deep blue lapis lazuli, the possibilities are numberless when she mixes and matches her favourite pieces.
The simple elegance of a pink gold bangle is embellished with a sprinkling of diamonds along the precious gold, enhancing the radiance of this supremely feminine companion set with cabochons of malachite or lapis lazuli
The most dazzling sensation of all comes from a voluptuous pink gold bangle that brings together the natural beauty of gold, and the intensity of over a thousand diamonds, in a feat of gem-setting virtuosity
Around the neck, alone or as a duo or even a trio of charming necklaces, the iconic Possession ring becomes a precious pink gold pendant. A bright coloured ornamental stone is seductively encircled by a Possession gold ring, turning freely on itself. Along the chain, a single diamond adds a touch of preciousness.
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.
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 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.