OMEGA’s Aqua Terra Jewellery is an absolute gem

The extraordinary Seamaster Aqua Terra is a dress watch looking for an occasion.Cased in 18K Sedna™ gold, it has a silvery guilloche wave pattern dial paved with 191 diamonds and a diamond-set bezel. The 18K Sedna™ gold dial is set with marquise-cut ruby hour markers fixed with 18K Sedna™ gold holders. The diamond-polished, facetted hour-minute hands are also in 18K Sedna™ gold and filled with white Super-LumiNova, which emits a beautiful blue glow.

Those willing to take their eyes off the diamond-paved dial, long enough to turn the watch over, will find a polished-brushed screw-in caseback with wave-edged design, engraved with AQUA TERRA, CO-AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER and the watch’s water resistance. To complement the ruby hour markers, the Seamaster Aqua Terra Jewellery sports a glossy red leather strap, fixed with an 18K Sedna™ gold clasp.

It’s not all about good looks. What’s not on show is equally impressive. Powering the watch is the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8807, able to resist magnetic fields of up to 15,000 gauss.

Available in 34 and 38 mm, OMEGA’s Seamaster Aqua Terra Jewellery is a spectacular blend of precious materials and METAS certified precision. A watch perfect for confident women, willing to wear red and turn heads. Proud owners can expect a 5-year warranty and hundreds of compliments.

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OMEGA’s Antimagnetic Tourbillon Is a Watchmaking Breakthrough

Pushing the boundaries of innovation with every turn

Throughout OMEGA’s iconic history, the renowned Swiss watchmaker has earned a special reputation for its advancements in the art of Tourbillon craftsmanship. Today, the next chapter in the story is unveiled, through the release of the new De Ville Tourbillon Numbered Edition.

The exceptional timepiece is OMEGA’s first ever Master Chronometer certified manual-winding central Tourbillon. Not only does this certification assure the Swiss industry’s highest standard of precision and performance, but it also serves as a testament to OMEGA’s expert watchmakers, who have crafted a tourbillon cage that is able to keep rotating even under a magnetic field of 15,000 gauss. The skilled watchmakers also set the Tourbillon’s speed to one revolution per minute allowing the display of seconds, which is essential for achieving certification. Two extraordinary feats in Tourbillon creation!

Customers can view the impressive OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 2640 through the sapphire crystal caseback, and also note its 3-day power reserve indicator.

The sun-brushed dial is also in 18K Sedna™ gold, but has been given a captivating dark shade, thanks to its black PVD treatment. Also unmistakable at the centre of the dial is the tourbillon cage with hand polished bevels in black ceramised titanium. This ingenious device drives the movements of the unique and mysterious hands, which give the timepiece its incomparable OMEGA style.

This latest industry-changing wristwatch is the next major accomplishment in OMEGA’s Tourbillon history. Other historical highlights include the first-ever wristwatch Tourbillon calibre, which was created by OMEGA in 1947 and entered into the precision competitions at three major European Observatories.

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Jaeger-LeCoultre: The Sound Maker

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s history is intimately tied to its peaceful and unspoiled surroundings in the Vallée de Joux, where the sounds of nature still prevail: the sighing of wind in the trees, the song of birds, the rushing of mountain streams – and in winter, the sound of silence as a deep blanket of snow settles over the landscape.

The long, harsh winters have contributed to the development of two sounds that are special signatures of the valley. Due to the cold, the spruce forests grow slowly here, producing a wood with exceptional resonance qualities, which has been sought after by luthiers for centuries. The icy winters meant countless hours confined indoors, allowing the valley’s early watchmakers the time needed to develop and build complicated chiming watches.

In 2020, Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates THE SOUND MAKER, paying homage to its valley and its great legacy of chiming timepieces, expressing a century and a half of accumulated expertise in fresh new ways.

Audemars Piguet Enlarges

– Its Royal Oak Selfwinding Collection with New 34mm Models

The two steel models are enhanced by a silver-toned or blue-grey “Grande Tapisserie” dial. The blue-grey watch is adorned with a diamond-set bezel. The new 34 mm line also features an 18-carat pink gold model with diamond-set bezel and silver-toned “Grande Tapisserie” dial.

In addition, the Manufacture presents a two-tone model combining a stainless steel case and bracelet with an 18-carat pink gold bezel and bracelet links. This model comes with a silver-toned “Grande Tapisserie” dial.

These references are powered by a new selfwinding movement, calibre 5800, endowed with a dedicated oscillating weight specifically developed for this new 34 mm version.

To celebrate the launch of the new 34 mm models, Audemars Piguet has transformed Asia’s first AP House in Hong Kong, the authentic home away from home. Guests are invited to experience AP House in full bloom as it takes on a feminine vibe and becomes festooned with floral installations for lovers of the Audemars Piguet brand.

*The new 34 mm models are not replacing the current 33 mm Royal Oak Quartz models, but complement the existing Royal Oak Self-winding collection.

DE BEERS

NEW RESEARCH FROM DE BEERS GROUP SHOWS US CONSUMERS WILL SEEK MORE MEANINGFUL GIFTS WITH ENDURING VALUE AFTER LOCKDOWN

Findings are the first in a series of Diamond Insight ‘Flash’ Reports De Beers Group will publish

As consumers in the US reassess their purchasing behaviour in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, gifts that are meaningful and that retain their value will be the priority as people emerge from lockdown, according to new research undertaken over the past nine weeks by De Beers Group.

The research demonstrated that lockdown had made many consumers feel grateful for things they used to take for granted, such as spending time with family, and that this would influence their purchasing and gifting behaviour in future.

When it came to gifting and in particular looking forward to the holiday season, 56 per cent of respondents felt gifts should be meaningful, over and above being practical, functional or fun. Diamonds were seen as the top gift for symbolising intimacy, connectedness and love among both men and women, with the primary desire for purchasing being a reflection of gratitude and acknowledgement during the current crisis.

Ninety per cent of respondents said that choosing gifts that hold their value over time would be an important consideration this holiday season, and more people chose diamonds as the top choice for a gift of this nature from a list of luxury items including designer clothing and accessories, electronic devices, a piece of furniture, or other jewellery.

The findings are the first in a series of Diamond Insight ‘Flash’ Reports that De Beers Group will publish to share insights regarding the evolving consumer perspective and what it means for diamonds as the world passes through the stages of the COVID-19 crisis.

Other findings from the first report published today include:

  •   Around two-thirds of the consumers polled indicated their personal finances have not been affected by COVID-19. Three-quarters of consumers said that COVID-19 had not impacted their likelihood to purchase diamond jewellery and the majority of respondents continued to wear their diamond jewellery during lockdown because it made them ‘feel connected to someone’.
  •   Consumers felt safest shopping for jewellery online; however, they clearly distinguished local independent jewellers as the best source for knowledge and product quality, as well as being considered the safest of all the physical outlets for jewellery shopping.
  •   Forty-five per cent of respondents said that they would seek to buy fewer, better things when considering clothing and jewellery purchases after the lockdown.

 Consumer preference for travel continues to show a declining trend, with 39 per cent of consumers saying it will be seven to 12 months before their travel spending stabilises.

Bruce Cleaver, CEO, De Beers Group, said: “The COVID-19 crisis and associated lockdowns have caused people in the US and around the world to re-evaluate their lives and the importance of the people in them. While consumer confidence and spending has been significantly impacted in the US, this research highlights that diamonds will nonetheless have a unique role to play in people’s lives in a post-lockdown world as they seek to celebrate their most meaningful relationships. While it will take some time for the market to recover fully, we hope these insights will assist large and independent jewellery retailers alike to understand the evolving consumer perspective as we move through and emerge from the crisis.”

DE BEERS集團發表最新研究報告

揭示美國消費者於未來封城結束後

將尋求富有意義且保值的禮物

 

調查結果來自De Beers集團今年首份鑽石行業洞察特別研究報告

De Beers集團於過去九星期進行最新研究,揭示新型冠狀病毒疫情的打擊,促使美國消費者重新審視自己的消費行為,並於未來封城結束之後,會優先考慮富有意義且更保值的禮物。

研究結果顯示,許多消費者在封城措施下,不再視身邊擁有的事物為理所當然,反而更懂感恩,例如更珍惜與家人共度的時光。這會影響他們未來購物和送禮的考慮。

在送贈禮物方面,尤其於年末的佳節旺季,56%受訪者認為禮物應該饒富意義,並非只講求實用、性能或玩味。鑽石在這方面獲視為最佳禮物之選,全因鑽石象徵親密關係、緊密聯繫,無論男性和女性均會以鑽石傳愛,因此消費者在當今疫情危機下,希望購買鑽石向身邊人表達感謝和欣賞。

此外,有90%受訪者表示在佳節選擇禮物時,會重視禮物是否保值。更多消費者認為鑽石於這方面的表現比其他名貴禮品更為突出,超越名牌服裝和配飾、電子器材、家具和其他形式的珠寶,成為最佳禮物之選。

這次研究的結果只是開端,De Beers集團未來將會繼續發表一系列鑽石行業洞察特別研究報告,除了分享消費者不斷轉變的視點,也會探討全球跨越疫情危機過後,鑽石所富有的意義。

這份研究報告亦包括以下重點:

  • 參與研究的消費者之中,約三分之二表示個人財務未有受疫情影響;四分之三消費者指出疫情未有影響他們購買鑽飾的意欲。大部分受訪者於封城措施下繼續佩戴鑽飾,因為這樣能令他們「感受到與別人的聯繫」。
  • 消費者認為在網上購買珠寶最感安全,但他們亦清楚指出本地的獨立珠寶商最具專業知識,產品質素亦為最佳,若要親身前往店鋪選購珠寶,獨立珠寶商亦是最安全的選擇。
  • 45%受訪者表示封城結束後,會考慮減少購買服裝和珠寶的數量,但會選擇更優質的商品。
  • 消費者對旅遊的意欲持續下降,39%受訪者表示他們的旅遊預算仍需要7至12個月才會穩定下來。

De Beers集團行政總裁Bruce Cleaver表示:「新型冠狀病毒危機及相關封城措施,令美國以至全球消費者均重新審視自己的生活,並且更重視生命中值得珍視的人。雖然美國消費者對購物的信心和花費大受影響,但我們的研究顯示待封城結束之後,鑽石仍會佔有一席重地,讓消費者慶祝生命中最具意義的時刻。儘管市場完全復甦仍需一段時間,但我們希望這次研究帶來的啟發,能協助大型珠寶商和獨立珠寶商了解消費者不斷轉變的視點,為疫情過後的市況作好準備。」

MYKITA + MM6 Maison Margiela

MYKITA + MM6 Maison Margiela

 MM6 Maison Margiela通過與MYKITA 聯名打造特別系列將其前衛的時尚視野拓展到眼鏡領域。

總部位於柏林的眼鏡品牌MYKITA在與Maison Margiela建立了長期合作關係後,本次首次與旗下的現代品牌MM6合作。

眼鏡設計靈感汲取品牌環形設計概念,勾勒出MM6 2020秋冬系列輪廓,遮陽款式採用了直框架式結構和MYLON物料,營造出獨特輪廓。加大的尺寸與超輕的重量展示了MYLON材料與3D打印技術的獨特可能性。這種科技材料的有色磨砂表面映射著其原有的品質,其質感也在與光滑、反光的鏡片對比中突顯——品質表現與MM6姿態融為一體。

 

Vacheron Constantin

ŸVacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase Retrograde Date – Collection Excellence Platine

Three years after its launch, the Patrimony moon phase retrograde date is joining the Collection Excellence Platine.
Powered by the Manufacture 2460 R31L movement, this elegant model displays the hours and minutes, the date with a retrograde hand and a precision moon phase.

ŸTo ensure user-friendliness, all settings are performed via the crown.

The elegantly understated Patrimony moon phase retrograde date model is joining the Collection Excellence Platine concept. Launched in 2006, it offers collectors exceptional watches in 950 platinum limited editions. Case, crown, dial, buckle are crafted from this noble metal, while even the alligator leather strap is hand-stitched with platinum and silk threads.

The Patrimony moon phase retrograde date model, presented in 2017 in white and pink gold versions, is one of Vacheron Constantin’s signature watches. Its understated elegance and the originality of its display embody the Maison’s identity at first glance. Three years after its launch, this timepiece with its pleasing proportions is enriching the Collection Excellence Platine concept with a 50-piece limited boutique edition.

Entirely faithful to the spirit of the Patrimony collection, drawing inspiration from the watches created by the Maison in the 1950s, this timepiece bears witness to the minimalist aesthetic approach with a concern for detail aimed at achieving perfectly balanced lines. The timelessly elegant 42.5 mm round case houses the self-winding Manufacture 2460 R31L calibre with its precision moon phase and retrograde pointer-type date display. For optimal user-friendliness, all function settings are performed via the crown.

Patrimony moon phase and retrograde date – Collection Excellence Platine

Patrimony moon phase and retrograde date – Collection Excellence Platine

Patrimony moon phase and retrograde date – Collection Excellence Platine

Buccellati Presents the Iconic New Mini Rombi Collection

Buccellati, the renowned Italian jewellery house, presents the brand-new Mini Rombi collection, a minimalist remodelling of the classic Rombi collection. Embodying the house’s centuries-old craftsmanship and distinctive design aesthetic, the newly-launched “mini” jewellery collection offers more comfortable, day-to-day wearability whilst paying tribute to the brand’s heritage and masterful design concepts.

The lozenges of the Rombi collection, dating back to the ‘20s, redefine themselves in this minimalist representation, delicately incorporating unique rhomboidal elements that have featured in precious designs of Persian tapestry.

Expanding the celebrated beauty of the Rombi collection, the pieces in the Mini Rombi collection also play with intricate geometry and divulge in a harmony of shapes and structures, presented in both shimmering gold of contrasting colours as well as pure white gold. Elegantly embellished with diamonds, every jewellery piece in this collection reflects the elegance of the Buccellati name.

With the Mini Rombi collection, Buccellati offers a recreation of its much-loved jewellery pieces, defined in smaller dimensions. The pendants, button earrings and eternelle ring from the collection exude delicate grace, set with glittering diamonds that create a picture of effervescence and perfection.

Buccellati celebrates the debut of the Mini Rombi collection as a mark of a new era, infusing new elements into the traditional charm and beauty of the brand’s design techniques and classic style. With Mother’s Day approaching, on this special day of love and gratitude, let us embrace the simplicity and greatness of love with Buccellati’s latest jewellery collection.

The OMEGA Colouring Book

Perfect for young imaginations, OMEGA has designed a captivating gallery of artworks, where inner artists can be the masters of colour! From iconic timepieces to oceans and space, each design takes inspiration from our famous world of watchmaking. There are many pages to discover, each with a unique theme, so download it now and share your finished pictures using #OMEGAColoringBook

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CHANEL Mademoiselle Privé collection 2020

The watch collection, entitled “Mademoiselle Privé“, opens the door to the intimate world of Gabrielle Chanel, and showcases her most cherished symbols and objects she loved to have around her.

In the hands of the finest master artisans – enamellers, engravers, carvers and stone-setters – this collection adds yet another chapter to CHANEL’s creative saga and uncovers new grounds for expressing unsurpassed skill and know-how of the Métiers d’Art craftsmanship used in Fine Watchmaking and High Jewelry.

Mademoiselle Privé” 珠寶腕錶系列。

展現了香奈兒女士鍾愛的圖騰及環繞在她生活中的元素,開啟了通往她私密世界的大門。 透過頂尖藝術大師們的巧手,包含琺瑯彩繪、雕刻和珠寶鑲嵌師 將工坊巧奪天工的工藝和技能運用於高級腕錶及珠寶,為CHANEL增添品牌傳奇新頁。