Hermès Watch – Arceau The Three Graces

Wood marquetry and miniature painting on aventurine, surrounded by diamonds: the Arceau watch miniaturises a graceful and singular giant, Alice Shirley’s giraffe.

Produced in a numbered limited edition of 24, the white gold and diamond Arceau The Three Graces reinterprets the theme of the eponymous silk scarf designed by British artist Alice Shirley in 2020.

Crafted in wood marquetry and miniature painting on aventurine, the elegant giraffe adorning the dial of Arceau The Three Graces

was originally inspired by a trip to South Africa, when Alice Shirley had the privilege of spotting three giraffes partially concealed by an acacia tree.

The delicacy and poetry of this gigantic creature, with its ample and graceful movements, is highlighted by the skilled touch of Hermès artisans, who have reproduced its natural harmony.

To transpose the animal’s profile, long neck and mottled coat to the scale of a dial, the marquetry specialist begins by transferring and downscaling the design,

then rigorously selecting the type, grain and colour of the wood used to reproduce it. In this case that meant a combination of naturally dark, light, stained or bleached wood

American walnut and maple, European sycamore and tulip tree – chosen for their nuances and textures similar to those of the original design.

The artisan cuts out the multitude of tiny elements – 195 pieces in all – forming the portrait that is then assembled like a puzzle, before gluing, sanding and applying a protective varnish.

This marquetry decoration comes to life in the heart of a work that also requires meticulous care and a flair for colours. On a scintillating aventurine base, the painter traces the outlines of the motif

before placing the piece in the kiln to fix the colours in place. He then forms the various volumes of the background vegetation using successive layers of micro-painting applied with a brush and heat-dried in a kiln.

He proceeds in the same way for the flat areas of colours, before finalizing his composition with small precise touches. The challenge of such an endeavour lies in miniaturising a rich palette of nuances, contrasts

and subtle details. Several weeks of rigorous discipline, patience and dexterity are required to produce this dial, which is by nature unique.

Representing a combination of artistic crafts and watchmaking, the Arceau The Three Graces watch is powered by the Hermès H1912 mechanical self-winding movement driving hours and minutes hands.

The deep hues of the dial, framed by a precious white gold case set with 82 diamonds, are highlighted by a blue sapphire alligator strap made in the Hermès Horloger workshops.

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Audemars Piguet New Royal Oak Offshore Models

A NEW GENERATION OF ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE IN 43 MM 

Release of a Royal Oak Offshore line in 43 mm with 5 models honed from titanium, 18-carat pink gold or stainless steel. This launch represents the first redesign of the Royal Oak Offshore since the evolution of the 44 mm collection in the early 2000s. While retaining the essence of the Royal Oak Offshore’s original characteristics, the design of the case and dial has evolved to offer optimum aesthetics and ergonomics.

A NEW EVOLUTION OF THE ORIGINAL ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE FROM 1993

The three new references in stainless steel, titanium or 18-carat pink gold in 42 mm sport the Manufacture’s latest selfwinding flyback chronograph, the new interchangeable strap system and a slightly revised dial design. The sapphire caseback also makes its come back, granting exceptional view on the hand-finished integrated chronograph.

A NEW ITERATION OF THE 42 MM ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE SELFWINDING CHRONOGRAPH 

The model’s ultra-resistant titanium or stainless steel case is complemented with a “Méga Tapisserie” dial in light blue or khaki hue and a matching interchangeable textured rubber strap. The watch also presents subtle changes in dial design for augmented legibility. The two references, geared for adventures, will be exclusively available in Audemars Piguet boutiques.

WHITE GOLD AND BLACK CERAMICS MEET IN THE NEW 42 MM ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE DIVER LIMITED EDITION 

Similarly to the three Diver models released earlier this year, this edition limited to 300 pieces is powered by the Manufacture’s latest selfwinding movement, Calibre 4308. It also sports the new interchangeable strap system and a dial aesthetics fit for the greatest adventures in and out of the water.

HW Logo Engagement Ring & HW Logo Engagement Ring with Micropavé

A round brilliant-cut diamond set in the iconic “HW” prongs design, in a plain metal or diamond micropavé setting.

The quintessential symbol of love, this stunning engagement ring continues the timeless tradition of Harry Winston bridal styles with an elegant, modern design. The ring setting features two logotypes, “H” and “W” representing the initials of Harry Winston, as well as the titles “husband” and “wife,” which support a round brilliant-cut diamond center stone. True to the quality of the brand’s craftsmanship, each setting is custom designed for the individual stone. Handcrafted in platinum, the design further accentuates the purity and inherent beauty of each diamond.

HW Logo Diamond Engagement Ring is available with center stones from 0.50 to 1.24 carats. For added brilliance, the 1.00 carat ring is also offered with Harry Winston’s signature micropavé diamond detailing. Emphasizing the magnificence of the center stone, HW Logo Ring exemplifies the intricacy and elegance of Winston design.

Cartier Unveils the New Clash [Un]Limited Collection

Cartier Unveils the New Clash [Un]Limited Collection

More Rebellious Than Ever

Modelled by Global Ambassador Lily Collins

More mesmerising than ever, the latest Clash de Cartier jewellery pieces rebel against classic forms. With their exaggerated volumes, intense black, oversized studs and bold wearing options, they reinvent Clash de Cartier. An expression of extreme tension, a clash of opposites: geometric lines combined with inflated volumes. These new jewellery pieces echo and amplify the clash of two opposing attitudes.

Clash [Un]Limited Collection jewellery pieces highlight the Clash de Cartier stud. Excessive, spiky and voluminous. A radical approach to precious jewellery in white and in black, occasionally punctuated with hints of purple.

A stud magnetised by diamonds. Radiance is taken to new heights, the light is stunning, bouncing off the curved studs. An oversized stud, an onyx and diamond cone of extraordinary proportions – more provocative than ever.

“Mitten” watches, pocket gems, two-finger rings, stacked rings, ear jewellery, clips to be worn inside or along the ear or reversible bracelets and necklaces, the Clash [Un]Limited Collection makes fun of style rules.

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DIOR | Scarves

Bringing a touch of elegance and audacity to any look, scarves shine at the heart of the Dior autumn-winter 2021-2022 ready-to-wear collection. The House’s emblematic codes as well as works created for Dior by the Italian artist Pietro Ruffo are transposed onto fabric through a first essential step, colorization, thanks to the method of pen engraving. The poetic sketches then unfurl on exceptional silk inside the House’s Italian Ateliers, through silkscreen or inkjet printing. In the next phase, the silks are repeatedly passed through a halo of steam, then washed in successive baths until the ideal look and feel has been achieved. Once cut by hand, the squares are frayed or rolled in a final finishing touch. Infinitely meticulous gestures, expressions of the special attention to the art of detail that makes Dior scarves so refined. Discover what happens behind the scenes of this passionately reinvented savoir-faire.

IWC complements its portofino line with 39mm chronographs

IWC Schaffhausen is extending its Portofino collection with the addition of new chronographs. The Portofino Chronograph 39 combines a classic Portofino design with a touch of sportiness in a compact case size of 39 millimetres.

Since 1984, the Portofino has been one of IWC Schaffhausen’s most successful collections. Its timeless, elegant and original design, with a minimalist round case, Roman numerals and simple hour markers appealed to both men and women at the time. For many years, chronographs have formed an integral part of the collection, lending it a subtle, sporty touch. To complement the existing 42-millimetre Portofino Chronograph, IWC Schaffhausen now introduces the Portofino Chronograph 39 (Ref. IW3914) in a compact and very wearable case size of 39 millimetres. Three stainless steel references are available, with either a black, green or silver-plated dial. The two totalizers at 6 and 12 o’clock ensure the layout of the dial is balanced.

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Slim d’Hermès Squelette Lune

The Slim d’Hermès Squelette Lune mingles simplicity with informality and demanding details with the daring use of contrasting materials as well as stylistic crossovers.

This model with its pure lines carved from ultra-light titanium is joining the Slim d’Hermès collection, created in 2015.

The round case and angular lugs of the Slim d’Hermès Squelette Lune exemplify a blend of rigorous discipline and optimal balance, playing with paradoxes, hovering between touches that are at once classical and contemporary, understated and assertive.

In a clever juxtaposition of materials, the bead blasted titanium case-middle is topped by a precious platinum bezel and a white gold crown, creating subtle light and texture effects.

The deep shades of the skeletonised dial, accentuated by an airy architecture and alternating matt and glossy finishes, express both the character and the refinement of this beautiful horological object.

In keeping with the cosmic and dreamlike dimension of Hermès time, a double Moon, also open worked, completes this light and easily legible ensemble, swept over beslender blue hands matching the stitching on the alligator leather strap.

The hours, minutes and moon phases beat to the rhythm of the ultra-thin self-winding Hermès H1953 Manufacture movement, adorned with the ‘sprinkling of Hs’ motif.

The finely fashioned movement, case and strap are crafted by artisans in the Hermès Horloger workshops, based on the inherent skills of the Maison.

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Harry Winston High Jewelery Timepieces Introduce New Styles, Firstly Presented by Taiwanese Singer Jam Hsiao

Unveiled in a spectacular diamond version in 2014, the Emerald Signature stages a comeback in 2021 with blue sapphires, a cherished color at the House of Harry Winston. In honor of Mr. Winston’s preference for emerald-cut gemstones, the cases of these high jewelry models trace the elegant eight-sided silhouette of this cut. Designed for fashion-conscious people who enjoy versatile jewelry and are not afraid to add some high-voltage sparkle into their daily lives, the Emerald Signature is a secret waiting to be discovered.

Mr. Winston’s distinctive diamond-driven jewelry style radically changed the high jewelry scene in America. His preference for the sophisticated emerald cut, and colors, like the fascinating blue of his legendary Hope Diamond, would become signature codes of his jewelry empire. The Emerald Signature distils these codes with the characteristic flair for exuberance associated with the House of Harry Winston.

A PRECIOUS SECRET

This magnificent piece of high jewelry is, in fact, a secret watch that reveals its mother-of-pearl dial when the top part of the case is gently pivoted to the left.  Another secret of the Emerald Signature lies in its unique, versatile design, which allows it to be worn as a timepiece, a brooch or even a pendant. The all-diamond version of the Emerald Signature was unveiled in 2014, a stunning creation in the High Jewelry Timepieces collection that underscores the geometry of the emerald cut. Crafted in 18-karat white gold, the Emerald Signature is built like a pyramid with seven octagonal steps set with 302 brilliant-cut diamonds and crowned with a dazzling emerald-cut diamond.

THE HOPE DIAMOND

Known throughout his lifetime as “The King of Diamonds,” Mr. Winston’s incomparable eye for beauty, quality and rarity led him to the acquisition of the legendary 45.52 carat rare blue Hope Diamond in 1949. Since then, the color blue has become a treasured color at the House of Harry Winston.

In honor of the founder’s rich legacy, two new Emerald Signature models with blue sapphires are unveiled in 2021. Identical to the all-diamond model, the Sapphire models embellish the case’s emerald-cut style with alternating rows of brilliant-cut diamonds and a medley of brilliant-cut blue sapphires in different shades. The darker model, crowned with an intense deep blue emerald-cut sapphire, is set with 122 diamonds and 181 blue sapphires. The second Sapphire model plays with a lighter color palette and highlights the silhouette of its case with a beautiful emerald-cut blue sapphire, 144 diamonds and 158 blue sapphires. Both models feature a lovely iridescent white mother-of-pearl dial.

Designed to be enjoyed and treasured for a lifetime, the Emerald Signature timepiece is equipped with a precision Swiss quartz movement for carefree maintenance and is water-resistant to 30 meters. All three models come with a satin strap with an 18-karat white gold buckle set with 29 brilliant-cut diamonds – black for the all-diamond version, dark blue for the Dark Blue Sapphire model and light blue for the Light Blue Sapphire model. Given the convertible, highly versatile nature of the Emerald Signature, the timepieces come with an 18-karat white gold chain set with 12 brilliant-cut diamonds and an additional satin strap.

Audemars Piguet Unveils Its 2021 Women Novelties

AUDEMARS PIGUET UNVEILS ITS 2021 WOMEN NOVELTIES
THROUGH THE LENS OF HARLEY WEIR
Drawing synergies between Haute Couture and Haute Horlogerie, photographer Harley Weir explores how a timepiece or a Couture look reflects the wearer’s personality and free-spirited attitude. Eclectic in colour, savoir-faire, materials and style, the Audemars Piguet 2021 summer collection finds inspiration in diverse worlds to present a kaleidoscopic view of the contemporary woman. Blending tradition with avantgarde, the variegated timepieces offer creative contrasts, from the sleek aesthetics of black ceramics to the shimmering sparkle of Frosted Gold or the vivid hues of multicoloured gemstones. These multifaceted mechanical pieces will be true statements when worn on the wrist.

A NEW 34 MM ROYAL OAK SELFWINDING DRESSED IN BLACK CERAMICS

The sleek aesthetics of the new Royal Oak Selfwinding in black ceramic is enhanced with pink gold accents for a refined two-tone contrast. Timeless and versatile, the black hues will seamlessly complement the unique style of its wearer

Tiffany & Co. Atlas X Collection New Additions

– The Perfection Of The “X” Factor

Tiffany & Co. has launched new additions to the Atlas X collection, taking inspiration from the classic Atlas™ collection that was in turn inspired by the Roman numerals on the iconic clock of the Tiffany flagship store on Fifth Avenue. The new 18k rose gold bracelet, bangle, pendant, ring and earrings dazzle with Tiffany diamonds and feature the unique “X” and avant-garde design for an iconic, fashionable and bold look.

Tiffany & Co. has launched new additions to the Atlas X collection, taking inspiration from the classic Atlas™ collection that was in turn inspired by the Roman numerals on the iconic clock of the Tiffany flagship store on Fifth Avenue. The new 18k rose gold bracelet, bangle, pendant, ring and earrings dazzle with Tiffany diamonds and feature the unique “X” and avant-garde design for an iconic, fashionable and bold look.

Your “X” Factor

“X” represents “ten” in the Roman numeral, and in everyday language, “X” also represents an infinite power. The new jewelry in the Atlas X collection uses “X” as the design motif to show that Tiffany is committed to pursuing excellence in every step – from sourcing the stone to crafting each powerful and unique piece with exquisite craftmanship. The new Atlas X styles are crafted with 18k rose gold and diamonds, the three-dimensional and striking “X” design bring trimmed with a blade edge. What’s more, the diamonds dazzling on the pieces create a new image to the collection while continuing the spirit of the iconic design.

The Tiffany 18k rose gold Atlas X Open Hinged bangle and ring surround the Roman numerals around the bangle and ring with diamonds making it a stunning piece, while the crisscross elements on the Tiffany Atlas X Wide bracelet, pendant, ring and earrings in 18k rose gold with diamonds inject extraordinary vitality to the jewelry; the new additions can be worn in different combinations projecting your unique character.

The new additions of the Atlas X collection are simple yet versatile, whether you wear it alone or stacked, making them perfect statement pieces showcasing your unique “X” factor without boundaries.