VERSACE WATCHES SS 2018 COLLECTION

SHADOV
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.
 
V-FLARE
A fresh, colorful style that doubles as a must-have leather accessory – the V -Flare watch, a fun timepiece for the new generation.
PALAZZO EMPIRE
Chic and sophisticated as always, this season in a smaller size, with a 34 mm diameter case, for an extremely feminine fit.
GLAZE
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.

 

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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#PanthèredeCartier
#BoldandFearless

Cartier Website:
www.cartier.hk

Elvis Presley’s OMEGA sells for a world record

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.

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The Iconic Rings Of Piaget Possession Turn To The Sunny Side Of Life

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.

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

Tiffany & Co. at the 90th Annual Academy Awards – Gal Gadot in Tiffany 2018 Blue Book collection

“While inspired by Tiffany & Co.’s extraordinary Art Deco jewelry from the 1930s, the necklace’s icy aquamarines, classic lines and graphic shapes juxtaposed with platinum and diamonds make it feel irreverent and unexpectedly modern,” said Reed Krakoff, chief artistic officer, Tiffany & Co. “It took nearly a year to procure and cut the ethically sourced gemstones, reflecting the exacting standards and craftsmanship of our artisans.”

Gadot was photographed by acclaimed photographer Renell Medrano as she prepared for the red carpet.  Gadot remarked “I am thrilled to be part of an amazing legacy of inspiring women who have worn Tiffany for over 180 years.  As a longtime fan of the brand, it means so much to get to wear this special custom piece from the Tiffany Blue Book Collection.”

Best Director and Best Original Screenplay nominee Greta Gerwig celebrated her achievements for Lady Bird wearing Tiffany & Co. archival jewels. She took to the red carpet in an archival moonstone necklace designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1910-1920), as well as diamond earrings and a sapphire ring.

“There are so many meanings behind the choices we’ve made collectively for Greta’s style this awards season. To end the season on Hollywood’s biggest night in jewelry as special as these pieces from the archives of Tiffany & Co. perfectly sums up the significance that Greta’s season has been. The necklace we chose was a perfect mix of delicate and statement. The moonstones, which are known to be good luck, are matched beautifully against the beading in her dress.” said Cristina Ehrlich, stylist for Greta Gerwig.

Tiffany & Co. also had the pleasure of dressing nominee and performer Common, who donned a watch accompanied by a key pendant.

Presenter Zoey Deutch also all wore Tiffany, accessorizing her look with earrings from the 2018 Extraordinary Colors of Tiffany Collection along with rings.

As an ongoing proponent of change, Tiffany made a donation to the TIME’S UP legal defense fund on behalf of all of the female nominees to support women everywhere.

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.

 

 

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony 36mm

The Patrimony self-winding 36 mm appears in white gold

One of Vacheron Constantin’s most emblematic models now appears in a 36 mm-diameter white gold version suited to both masculine and feminine wrists. After the gentle warmth of pink gold, this Patrimony self-winding model now flaunts its pure, contemporary style in 18-carat white gold. A new interpretation fitted with a leather strap in classic black or a bolder shiny red.

The distinguished aesthetic appeal of this Patrimony self-winding watch is matched by the inherent nobility of a mechanical self-winding movement developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin. Calibre 2450 Q6 is endowed with a 40-hour power reserve and drives the hours, minutes, central seconds as well as an aperture-type date display. A transparent sapphire crystal caseback provides a chance to admire the 22 carats gold oscillating weight adorned with a motif inspired by Vacheron Constantin’s Maltese cross emblem. It also reveals the caliber’s hand finishing reflecting the highest Fine Watchmaking standards. A stop-seconds system guarantees precise adjustment and thus ensures perfect time setting.

The personality of this Patrimony self-winding model is expressed through its delicately convex silvered opaline dial, featuring hands gracefully following the path of time around a circular “pearl” minute-track.