“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.
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.
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.
FLAG-INSPIRED NATO STRAPS
Why wave a banner when you can wear it? OMEGA’s new range of NATO watch straps are inspired by the national flags of competing nations.
Whether you’re a passionate supporter, or just want to give your watch a bright new makeover, you’re sure to find a colour combination to suit your sporting loyalties or sense of style.
18 flag-inspired NATO straps are available, along with 6 new NATO straps inspired by the colours of the Olympic rings: white bordered straps in black, yellow, green, blue and red, and a multi-striped version which blends all 5 colours.
All straps feature stainless steel buckles and fitted keepers.
The New Vantage, The Successor to a True Sporting Dynasty
- Aston Martin Hong Kong kicks off new Vantage launch in Asia Pacific
- New Vantage defined by bold new look, intensified performance and driving dynamics
- Powered by 4.0-litre, 510PS/685Nm twin-turbo V8 mated to eight-speed ZF transmission
- Maximum speed 314kph (195mph). 0-100km/h in 3.6 seconds
- First Aston Martin to be fitted with an Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff)
- Deliveries scheduled to begin third quarter of 2018
Aston Martin has pulled the wraps off the new Vantage for the first time in Hong Kong, providing onlookers with a first glimpse of the British marque’s latest sporting icon.
Shown for the first time at Aston Martin Hong Kong, the spectacular new Vantage demands a bold and distinctive design language. Pure, sculptural forms create an athletic, predatory stance, while the minimal front and rear overhangs, muscular flanks and broad haunches express the agility and dynamism inherent within the car. New head and tail lights form dramatic new signatures giving the Vantage unmistakable road presence and contribute to a strong and individual identity within the growing Aston Martin model range.
On the inside, new Vantage rejects long, fluid curves in favour of sharp, focussed lines denoting the more aggressive nature of the car. A high waist interior theme and lower driving position creates a more immersive driving experience, and contributes to significant gains in occupant space and headroom.
Aerodynamic performance was central to the Vantage design concept: the front splitter directs airflow underneath the car, where a system of fences channels cooling air where it is needed, and also ensures the rear diffuser is fed with clean airflow. The design of the diffuser creates an area of low pressure air, while simultaneously preventing turbulence generated by the rear wheels from disrupting the flow of air exiting centrally from beneath the rear of the car.
The heart of the Vantage is Aston Martin’s potent new alloy, 4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. Set low and as far back in the chassis as possible for optimal centre-of-gravity and perfect 50:50 weight distribution, this high performance, high efficiency engine returns a CO2 figure of *245g/km yet develops 510PS at 6000rpm and 685Nm from 2000-5000rpm. With a dry weight of 1530kg this gives the Vantage formidable power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratios – something vividly demonstrated whenever the throttle is squeezed. Detailed tuning of the induction, exhaust and engine management systems has given the Vantage a truly intoxicating character and soundtrack.
The Vantage deploys its power and torque to the rear wheels via a rear-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. Capable of accelerating from 0 to 60mph in 3.5 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 195mph, it employs a suite of integrated electronic systems to offer maximum control and driver enjoyment.
The new Vantage’s Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff) heralds an unprecedented technological upgrade as it analyses and understands the car’s behaviour, and reacts accordingly to direct engine power to the relevant wheel – from fully open to 100% locked in a matter of milliseconds.
Being an Aston Martin, the new Vantage features exceptional standard equipment versatility thanks to the In-Car Entertainment system – controlled and viewed via a centrally mounted 8” LCD screen – comprises of the Aston Martin Audio System, Bluetooth® audio and phone streaming, iPod®, iPhone® and USB playback along an integrated satellite navigation system.
Aston Martin President & CEO, Dr Andy Palmer said: “Vantage is the single most successful model in Aston Martin’s history. I’m enormously excited by what we’ve created, a new Vantage that’s more explicit in looks and intent, wrapping heart-pounding performance and dazzling dynamics into an everyday usable package. A true sports car with a sharper look and a keener dynamic edge, the new Vantage is the pure driving machine enthusiasts have been waiting for.”
Aston Martin Hong Kong Managing Director, Mr Gordon Choy said, “I must say the newest Vantage will take your breath away. Apart from its world-renowned design, its heart beats with a high powered 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 engine, capable of accelerating from 0 to 100km/h in 3.6 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 314kph. Like they said, the Beautiful won’t be tamed.”
The new Vantage was launched on 1 February 2018 at Overview Platform, Marco Polo Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.
The new Vantage is now on sale and priced from HKD 2,480,000* up in Hong Kong. Deliveries are scheduled to begin during the third quarter of 2018.
Angelina Jolie dazzled in Chaumet jewellery
On the occasion of her visit to Paris, the American actress Angelina Jolie chose the elegance and the refinement of earrings in platinum, brilliant-cut diamonds, two pear-shaped diamonds and cushion-cut diamonds from the Joséphine Collection by Chaumet.
For her Official Visit at the Palais de l’Elysée, she wore the timeless white gold and diamond studs from the Liens collection by Chaumet
Chaumet’s precious watches are the timekeeping versions of the Maison’s creations. Conceived as adornments that tell the time, they perpetuate the Chaumet tradition of jewellery watches since 1811. They accompany the collections, offering women perfection, elegance and modernity. Liens Lumière is part of the “ Temps de l’Élégance” collection, one of the four chapters of Chaumet’s Jewellery Time.
The fifth lien
The fifth element in the Liens universe, the Liens Lumière watch collection is an invitation to mix & match with the four jewellery lines: Liens Évidence, Liens d’Amour, Jeux de Liens and Liens Séduction.
With soft, rounded lines, gold and steel ribbons interlace and run around the dial of the Liens Lumière watch to symbolise attachment. Much sought-after for its iridescent reflections, mother-of-pearl has been used since the 18th century to embellish exceptional watchmaking creations. The collection brings together savoir-faire and creativity with a set of twelve brightly coloured bracelets to suit every occasion.
Liens Lumière reinvents flamboyant creations with voluptuous curves whose white mother-of-pearl dials, adorned with a delicate guillloché engraving, capture and reflect every ray of light. The crowns are enhanced with diamonds, coloured stones or mother-of-pearl.
ÉPURE & EXCÈS
(exuberant & bold, simple & sharp)
In the 2018 Edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, Cartier breathes new life into emblematic shapes: BAIGNOIRE, SANTOS DE CARTIER AND PANTHÈRE.
Pure lines and assessed style: Cartier strikes the perfect balance between refinement and excess, the fine line inherent to every timepiece of character.
Excess disciplined by refinement; refinement adorned with excess. This alternating dynamic is the creative concept of the Cartier stand, an experiential installation that combines visual effects with a minimalist backdrop.
The conceptual layout serves to illustrate the contrast at play. Twin display cabinets are classified into three themes: creativity, femininity and masculinity. The tone is graphic, contemporary.
The Maison’s watchmaking manifesto is to stay true to Cartier’s founding values: femininity and masculine elegance.
CREATIVITY: JEWELLERY WATCHES AND ARTISTIC CRAFTS
Cartier Libre collection: feminine shaped watches with a twist
Feminine watchmaking makes a statement with the Cartier Libre collection. The oval shape takes creative liberties in these exceptional timepieces issued in a limited edition numbered series.
Twists on the Baignoire and Crash, these exclusive jewellery watches shake up the Cartier repertoire with extravagant design, precious materials and colour contrasts.
Révélation watch: technical innovation brings the Panthère to life
The Ronde Louis Cartier watch features the head of a panther composed of gold beads, which appears and disappears at a flick of the wrist thanks to an exclusive multi-patented technique.
The ever-changing panther is eclipsed and once again revealed, luminous against the black background of the case.
A magical revelation in the tradition of ‘hide and seek’ by Cartier.
Femininity: The lavish excess of the Panthère watch bracelet
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. Chain links in yellow gold, pink gold or white gold coil around the wrist.
Its flowing forms are supple on the skin. This iconic watch is also available in variations paved with diamonds, in dazzling homage to the style of this 1980s classic.
Masculinity: The new Santos de Cartier watch, a modern-day legend
The Santos de Cartier watch, created in 1904 for the aviator Santos-Dumont, is part of the stylistic heritage of the Maison. In keeping with the spirit of its age, the watch has evolved with the passing decades, and the interchangeable straps in the latest version are the next logical chapter in its history.
The design studios have updated the timepiece focusing on comfortable wear with respect for the Santos aesthetic. From the square shape to the eight bezel screws, the integrity of this vehicle for elegance is thus preserved. The design of the bezel has been updated to favour the synergy between the lines of the case and the straps. These sleeker lines accentuate the stylistic dynamic of the watch. The watch is designed for a perfect fit on the wrist and has been precisely weighted, measured to optimise comfort and ergonomics.
The new Santos de Cartier watch features an innovative strap in keeping with the spirit of our time. Available in steel, gold, calf or alligator skin, all versions are interchangeable thanks to the Cartier QuickSwitch system (patent pending) whose invisible mechanism blends into the structure of the case. Another cutting-edge feature is the SmartLink self-fitting technology (patent pending) which adjusts the length of the metal bracelet to the nearest link without the use of a tool.
Cartier fine watchmaking: Excellence in craftsmanship at the service of Cartier style
This year Cartier honours the historic movement in two new watchmaking interpretations: a Skeleton Mysterious Double Tourbillon, and for the very first time, a Mysterious Day & Night movement.
The Santos Skeleton watch introduces solid gold and solid steel bracelets with self-fitting links for the first time in Cartier Fine Watchmaking.
– The mysterious movement and skeleton movement come together in the Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Double Tourbillon watch.
– The Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Day & Night watch with retrograde minutes introduces a day/night complication to the mysterious movement.
– The Santos de Cartier watch lends its new ergonomic design to the iconic skeleton movement patented by Cartier.
These stylish timepieces are imbued with the excellence of Cartier watchmaking craftsmanship.
CARTIER HIGH JEWELLERYTIMEPIECES
PANTHÈRE HYPNOSE PENDANT WATCH
The power of hypnosis, effects of depth, and the magic of a movement that floats in mid-air: master watchmakers and jewellers venture into unknown territory, therein discovering new constraints.
From the front the Cartier signature skeleton movement emerges in the form of a panther’s head. Around it, waves ripple outwards in a mesmerising pattern, washing over superposed crystals measuring a mere 0.6 mm in thickness, and edged in diamonds. The waves create a cascade of transparent layers that produces a captivating effect of depth. The panther’s emerald eyes gleam in contrast to the diamond paving and the openwork, rendering her gaze all the more salient.
The complex geometry of the diamond-paved structures called for an exceptional mastery of skill in manufacturing, cutting out and assembling the sapphire crystals and the one that houses the mechanism. The iconic Cartier panther emerges majestic amidst this hollowed-out architecture.
Cartier Precious Timepieces
Cartier Metier d’Art
Ronde Louis Cartier watch with wood and gold leaf marquetry
This year the Ronde Louis Cartier watch inaugurates a technique never before seen in Cartier watchmaking: wood and gold leaf marquetry. The piece is produced by the marquetry artist at the Maison des Métiers d’Art in La-Chaux-de-Fonds.
The Montblanc 1858 Collection: Capturing the Spirit of Mountain Exploration
Inspired by the legendary professional Minerva watches from the 1920s and 30s that were meant for military use and mountain exploration, the 1858 collection pays tribute to the 160 years of the Minerva Manufacture and its extraordinary heritage. These watches were highly accurate, legible and robust for use in extreme conditions and are the inspiration behind this new collection which is being enriched with new vintage exploration-inspired timepieces, featuring distinctive aesthetics, innovative complications, a mix of materials and a choice of different case sizes.
The new Montblanc Star Legacy line expresses the Spirit of Classical Watchmaking
Inspired by the extraordinary Minerva heritage that dates back to 1858, Montblanc is reinterpreting its iconic Star product line. With this re-envisioned collection, the Maison is enhancing the level of classical finishing and the sophistication of its design while keeping all the key elements. In addition to this, it is bringing its Manufacture expertise to new exclusive in-house complications that push the boundaries of fine watchmaking.
Montblanc is unveiling exclusive models such as two limited editions of the patented Suspended Exo Tourbillon and a new fine watchmaking interpretation of the iconic Nicolas Rieussec monopusher chronograph.
The collection will also be composed of various expressions: 39 & 42 mm automatic watches, 42mm moonphase and full-calendar timepieces, and timeless 42-mm automatic chronographs.
Performance and Style: Montblanc unveils two new timepieces in its TimeWalker Collection
Montblanc is introducing two new timepieces in its renowned TimeWalker collection —The TimeWalker Manufacture Chronograph and the TimeWalker Rally Timer Chronograph Limited Edition 100—reinterpreting an iconic aesthetic with “panda” and “reverse panda” dials respectively, reinforcing their vintage and racing appeal.