Hermès Watch – Arceau Lift tourbillon répétition minutes

Arceau Lift tourbillon répétition minutes – A horse-shaped cut-out in the lacquered dial reveals the Hermès tourbillon and minute-repeater movement.

A one-of-a-kind model in rose or white gold, the Arceau Lift tourbillon répétition minutes features a white or Abyss blue-lacquered dial revealing part of its entrancing mechanism.

Framed by the equestrian profile cut-out hugging the curves of the case, the complexity of the double-gong minute-repeater mechanism is captivating. This traditional horological complication is combined here with another horological exception – the flying tourbillon – coiled inside the horse’s neck and visible through a round aperture at 6 o’clock. Forming a double H, the architecture of the tourbillon is inspired by emblematic of the Hermès boutique on the Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris. This design crowning the tourbillon carriage and barrel bridge picks up the pattern of the artistic wrought ironwork adorning the entrance, railings, staircase and lift at the Parisian establishment.

Visible through the dial cut-outs and the sapphire crystal case-back, the new mechanical hand-wound movement H1924 from Manufacture Hermès emits the clear chime of its minute repeater from a white or rose gold case measuring 43 mm in diameter.

Re-designed to incorporate two major Haute Horlogerie complications, this precious case was designed in the Hermès Horloger workshops, as were the lacquered dial and matt black alligator strap.

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Cartier | Pasha Watch

For the launch of its new Pasha watch, Cartier unveils a new campaign highlighting a community of unique personalities who are changing the codes of success by forging exceptional and diverse paths of creativity.

Cartier is launching a multimedia campaign fronted by five extraordinary talents, Rami Malek, Troye Sivan, Willow Smith, Maisie Williams and Jackson Wang. The campaign, to be disseminated across the world, marks the celebration of the launch of the new Pasha watch, a cult watch marked by its distinctive codes and extraordinary design.

Since its creation in the 1980s, the Pasha watch has embodied a certain idea of success that is evident in its extroverted design, and graphic singularity. As edgy as ever, the new Pasha remains unique, yet in tune with new generations of creators, who owe their success to their differences, creativity, and multidisciplinary talents.

Cartier’s new campaign recalls the unique ability of these creators to transcend preconceived ideas and forge new, exceptional paths towards achievement. The Maison entrusted the articulation of this vision to New York fashion photographer Craig McDean, with images centered around the new Pasha ambassadors Rami Malek, Troye Sivan, Willow Smith, Maisie Williams and Jackson Wang.

 

 

 

 

We are thrilled to unveil this campaign and introduce these extraordinary talents to our diverse audiences around the world. Cartier is a pioneering house, in constant creative exploration and strongly committed to coming up with innovative campaigns as well as collections that appeal to our diverse audiences,” declares Arnaud Carrez, Marketing and Communication Director at Cartier International. “The diffusion of this campaign enables us to share our values of universality and openness. The contribution of our new Pasha ambassadors is a way for our Maison to celebrate this creative dialogue born more than 170 years ago.”

Beginning on September 4, the campaign will feature billboards in capitals of the world, as well as print advertising in major newspapers and fashion and lifestyle magazines. Furthermore, Cartier is unveiling a movie featuring these 5 exceptional talents who reveal a glimpse into their world inhabited by creativity, assertiveness and versatility, as well as 5 short movies, each dedicated to one of the talents.

Viewers will be able to see and explore the movies through the Maison’s website www.cartier.com as well as social media platforms (YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Line).

The Pasha de Cartier watch launches worldwide on September 4th. Available in 35 mm and 41 mm in steel, gold, vibrant diamond-set and skeleton movement versions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audemars Piguet Releases Three New Versions of the Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph

Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet unveils three new versions of the Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph. Each model includes a new dial design, black ceramic case and textured rubber strap.

Audemars Piguet now offers its Royal Oak Offshore collection with a choice of smoked blue, green or grey dials, each incorporating the Manufacture’s “Mega Tapisserie” pattern and new Arabic numerals which supplant the customary applied hour-markers.

Both the blue and green dial options feature a 44 mm ceramic case with matching ceramic bezel, pushpieces and screw-locked crown. The pushpiece guards are executed in titanium.

The third version features a smoked grey dial combined with an 18-carat pink gold bezel and pushpiece guards. The case, pushpieces and screw-locked crown are made of black ceramic.

Housed within each model’s contemporary case is the Manufacture Calibre 3126/3840, harnessing traditional craftsmanship and watchmaking expertise. This selfwinding movement is comprised of 365 components and will run autonomously for at least 50 hours.

The new Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph is presented on a colour co-ordinated textured rubber strap, ideally suited to an active lifestyle.These latest models will be sold exclusively in Audemars Piguet’s boutiques throughout the world.
  

 

Cartier Destinée Collection The Symbol of Everlasting Love A Timeless Creation for All Occasions

Cartier Destinée Collection

The Symbol of Everlasting Love  A Timeless Creation for All Occasions

Diamonds encourage the most audacious exploits and inspire the wildest dreams. To the vibrant force of each individual’s character and personality, Cartier adds a sparkling spirit that lights up people’s lives, enchanted diamonds in the wake of a story in which women are sparkling, majestic heroines. Cartier diamonds remain a favourite among royal families and women who have their sights set high. This year, Cartier introduces the new additions to the Cartier Destinée collection with spectacular dazzle and vibrant colours, reflecting the Maison’s emblematic style.

Cartier Destinée Novelties

The Maison capitalizes on the success of Cartier Destinée with new coloured variations, elegantly combining glamour and sophistication to offer a dazzling and celestial collection; as fragment of stars, as testimonies of love. It’s a timeless creation for all occasions, from bridal to life celebrations. The centre stone is magnified by a delicate halo of micropaved diamonds enhancing its size, sparkle and colour. Each mount is handcrafted and bespoke to the centre stone. The collection also features a highly complex claw setting and the pave graduates in size according to the curve of the ring for an optimised beauty.

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Jaeger-LeCoultre reinforces the alliance of fine watchmaking and high jewellery with two new 101 models

Introducing two new High Jewellery watches for 2020, Jaeger-LeCoultre places its Calibre 101 in the spotlight again. The two entirely original designs reaffirm the unique alliance between high jewellery and fine watchmaking made possible by this exceptional mechanism.

Originally conceived and developed for jewellery watches and introduced in 1929 by La Grande Maison, Calibre 101 revolutionised feminine watchmaking – its minuscule size and baguette shape offering new realms of aesthetic freedom to designers. Developed half a century before the advent of computer-aided design and production technology, Calibre 101 is a remarkable feat of miniaturisation. At 14mm long, less than 5mm wide and weighing barely one gram, the tiny, hand-wound calibre remains the smallest mechanical movement in the world. It is also one of the world’s oldest movements that continues to be in production.

Over the years, Calibre 101 has appeared in jewellery watches by Jaeger-LeCoultre under its name, as well as in creations by other great Maisons. These rare timepieces have graced the wrists of exceptional women, including Queen Elizabeth II, who wore one – a gift from France’s Président– for her coronation in 1953.

New expressions of femininity

For the two new diamond-set timepieces, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s in-house artistic team has taken a jewellery-led approach – first, designing the forms of the bracelets and the style of gem-setting, then integrating the cases and movements into the designs. Whereas designing a watch normally takes the opposite approach, beginning with the case and then creating bracelets or straps to complement it.

Both bracelets adhere faithfully to the classical high jewellery codes and are composed of pink gold set with diamonds – using only stones classified IF to VVS. However, the designs are utterly different in both form and character, emphasising the creative freedom allowed by the diminutive Calibre 101.
Snowdrop

Inspired by the white bell-shaped flowers that are able to grow through a thin layer of snow in the Vallee de Joux, the manchette-style Snowdrop exudes delicate femininity. A circle of pear-shaped diamonds surrounds the dial to form a flower, and waves of diamonds repeat the petal pattern in perfect symmetry, all the way around the bracelet. Jaeger-LeCoultre’s designers chose a ‘griffe’ setting for the diamonds, which minimises the metal’s presence and allows light to pass through the stones from all angles. This intensifies the spark of the watch, creating an impression that the diamonds could almost be floating on the surface of the bracelet.

With 904 diamonds, of which 204 are pear-shaped and the remainder brilliant-cut (for a total of 20.9 carats), the gem-setting work alone represents 130 hours of work by the jewellery artisans of the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre. As seen from its profile, the bracelet’s structure is supported by two bands of gold, each of them grain-set with diamonds – a linear setting technique in which tiny beads of gold are pulled up from the surface of the metal and pushed over the stone to secure it.

Celebrate Summer Solstice with Buccellati’s Hand-picked High Jewellery

Buccellati, the Italian jewellery house, is proud to present a curated selection of high jewellery creations from the Tulle, Unica and Band Rings High Jewellery collections, enshrining the mastery that characterises the renowned brand. Elevate your approach to style with Buccellati’s refined jewellery collections this summer to add a touch of flawless elegance to your look.

As a homage to the designs conceptualised by Gianmaria Buccellati some years ago, his son, Andrea Buccellati, the Creative Director of Buccellati, has now taken the reigns to create jewellery pieces that emulate the unique features that enriched previous collections launched by his father.

The Tulle collection makes use of one of the brand’s most iconic patterns, the “Tulle”, to form its intricate honeycomb appearance. The minuscule hexagonal cells are exquisitely crafted by the brand’s skilful artisans. Every hand-sawn corner demonstrate the meticulous craftsmanship synonymous with the brand, bringing a one-of-a-kind lace-like texture to the pieces and giving shape to beauty.

The Unica High Jewellery collection embodies Buccellati’s signature style, inspired by the grandeur of the Italian Renaissance. The colourful gems and diamonds that feature in the jewellery pieces present a sense of infinite sophistication and richness. Coupled with the use of diamonds and gold are Buccellati’s long-established engraving techniques, which complement each element of the design, from materials to colour, creating a collection that showcases movement and vibrance.

The Band Rings collection spotlights traditional goldsmith craftsmanship that dates back to the Renaissance age. In selecting rare gemstones, the primary hues and precious quality set the bar for the collection’s core direction and echoes the brand’s rigorous benchmarks. The pieces of the collection make use of the brand’s beloved “Rigato” engravings, created with fine parallel strokes, as well as the “Tulle” design to add a special softness to the metal, while keeping the central focus on the alluring coloured stone.

 

With this curated selection of jewellery pieces from Buccellati’s High Jewellery Collection, the brand celebrates a century of exquisite craftsmanship and engraving techniques, and its everlasting brand aesthetic that reflects the best of heritage and modern design.

OMEGA Goes Platinum-Gold For New James Bond Watch

Cutting-edge style and innovation have always been essential parts of the James Bond story. In keeping with that legacy, OMEGA has now delivered a brand new Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond Numbered Edition, offering plenty of high-tech details for 007 fans to enjoy.

OMEGA has been equipping James Bond with its Seamaster timepieces since GoldenEye in 1995. This special new release is a proud celebration of that partnership, and provides a new addition to the 007 collection.

For an exceptional look, the 42 mm case is crafted in platinum-gold, with a platinum-gold plate on its side, engraved with each Numbered Edition number. The same beautiful material is also used for the polished-brushed buckle of the watch’s black leather strap.

More unique details can be uncovered throughout the design, including a black ceramic bezel ring with a platinum diving scale in positive relief, as well as a black enamel dial, which has been given a spiralling gun-barrel design in 18K white gold.

Turning the watch over reveals a second Bond family coat-of-arms, which has been laser-engraved and filled with platinum on the sapphire crystal caseback. Its captivating final effect is completed with hand-engraved finishing in the finest detail. Through the glass, you can spy the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8807 – certified at the highest standards of precision, chronometric performance and magnetic resistance.

Finally, for fans who are able to obtain this Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond Numbered Edition, it comes presented in its own Globe-Trotter™ suitcase, bound by NATO-inspired straps. Inside, an additional black rubber strap is included.

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Jiang Shuying in Montblanc

China’s recent hit drama Nothing But Thirty — following the story of three urban women who have reached their thirties while facing challenges at a crucial stage in their lives — has just come to an end. In this particular drama, Wang Manni (played by Jiang Shuying) wore the Montblanc Star Legacy Small Second and Montblanc Bohème Automatic Date timepiece, which perfectly represents today’s independent and self-confident woman.

熱播陸劇《三十而已》日前播出大結局。這部電視劇以三位步入三十歲的都市女性為主角,刻劃她們在各方面所面對的經歷及挑戰。而在劇中,由江疏影所飾演的王漫妮多次佩戴兩款Montblanc腕錶 — Montblanc Star Legacy系列小秒針腕錶與Montblanc Bohème日期顯示自動腕錶,完美演繹現代女性的獨立自信魅力。

The Montblanc Star Legacy Collection takes its inspiration from Minerva’s heritage and the company’s pocket watches that were made during the late 19th century and early 20th century. In the spirit of formal elegance, the Montblanc Star Legacy timepieces showcase classic design codes such as round, pebble-shaped cases, horns with steps on the side, onion-shaped crowns with the recognisable Montblanc emblem, and eye-catching dials featuring the iconic exploding star guilloché.

Montblanc Star Legacy系列的靈感源於Minerva的經典傳承及該錶廠於十九世紀末與二十世紀初製造的懷錶。腕錶蘊含端莊優雅的精神,採用了圓形礫石狀錶殼、錶耳側面的階梯狀設計、洋蔥造型錶冠和知名的Montblanc標誌以及瞩目的放射狀星形扭索紋飾錶盤等經典設計元素。

Bohème is Monblanc’s key feminine product line that interprets the codes of fine watchmaking in a distinctive way. The product line blends simplicity with timeless design and features refined complications for the contemporary woman.

Bohème系列是Montblanc的主要女性腕錶系列,以獨特出眾的方式演繹高級製錶規範。Montblanc Bohème系列腕錶以簡潔俐落的風格搭配雋永的設計,並配置精緻的複雜功能,是專為現代獨立女性所打造的腕錶。

Inspired by the extraordinary Minerva heritage that dates back to 1858, Montblanc introduces ladies’ timepieces within its Star Legacy Collection, combining femininity with the spirit of classical fine watchmaking. The Montblanc Star Legacy Small Second features a 32 mm stainless steel case with a curved finish on the sides, giving it a refined shape and pebble effect, along with horns that have steps on the sides. In the spirit of classical watchmaking, the crown stands out with its recognizable and easy-to-grip onion shape, adorned on the side with the iconic Montblanc emblem in mother-of-pearl. The silvery-white dial features the Maison’s exploding star guilloché pattern in the center and is highlighted by prominent anthracite-colored Arabic numerals at 3, 9 and 12 o’clock. At 6 o’clock, an elegant diamond ring encircles the small seconds counter set with 28 diamonds (~0.056 ct) and containing a smaller Montblanc exploding star guilloché pattern.

Jiang Shuying featuring the Montblanc Bohème Automatic Date 34mm 江疏影佩戴Montblanc Bohème日期顯示自動腕錶34mm HK$19,500

Jiang Shuying featuring the Montblanc Star Legacy Small Second 32mm 江疏影佩戴Montblanc Star Legacy系列小秒針腕錶32mm HK$24,000  “

OMEGA Beautiful in Blue

The timepiece named after a cluster of stars now comes with its own little corner of the sky.

OMEGA’s 29mm Constellation models embrace the seductive appeal of sparkling blue glass, with striking Aventurine dials that recall a star-filled sky. Not only is each Aventurine dial totally unique in its appearance, but the bold shade contrasts beautifully with the luxurious case and bracelet materials: a choice of stainless steel, 18K Sedna™ gold, yellow gold, or blends of steel and gold.

The bezels circling the sky-blue dials are brushed with Roman numerals or polished and diamond-set. Each timepiece features a round date window at 6 o’clock and 11 diamond hour markers, fixed in place with holders made from yellow, white or 18K Sedna™ gold – depending on the model. For consistency of style, the hands of each timepiece are fashioned from the same material as the diamond holders.

As always, OMEGA has stayed true to the Constellation’s enduring design, with its distinctive claws and mono-rang bracelet. Keeping a steady beat behind the blue dials are exceptional Master Chronometer calibres (8700/8701).

Sky-inspired and tested at the industry’s highest level, OMEGA’s 29mm Constellation watches with Aventurine dials are the perfect choice for those drawn to brilliant designs and bold colours.

OMEGA and ALINGHI celebrate their partnership with a brand new Speedmaster

OMEGA and ALINGHI celebrate their

partnership with a brand new Speedmaster

New version of Dark Side of the Moon

The dynamic partnership between OMEGA and ALINGHI has brought the very best of Swiss precision, innovation and pioneering spirit together. In tribute to this unique sailing collaboration, a brand new OMEGA timepiece has now been launched.

The Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon ALINGHI is a watch that demonstrates the same values and qualities that both partners share.

The choice of Speedmaster perfectly reflects the fast boats that fly across the water. Perhaps most impressive is the watch’s expertly decorated Calibre 1865. The manual-winding movement is ideal for sailing crews due to its lighter and thinner design. To enhance the movement, OMEGA has taken inspiration from ALINGHI’s new TF35 catamaran. Using laser ablation, the mainplate and barrel bridge have been given a honeycomb effect, similar to the interior of the ALINGHI boat’s carbon hull. The same laser ablation technology has then been employed to decorate all other bridges with a black carbon pattern, also inspired by the carbon that is used for the boat’s hull.

For the overall colour coding, OMEGA has matched the watch with the ALINGHI logo, which includes red to represent passion, and black for technology. This can be seen through features such as the perforated black and red rubber strap, as well as the 44.25 mm case in black zirconium oxide ceramic. Along with a tachymeter scale in Super-LumiNova, the outward design is also notable for the ALINGHI logo on the stop/start pusher, which has been created in red varnish.

OMEGA and ALINGHI formed their partnership in 2019, and have already enjoyed racing success thanks to the team’s GC32 world title in June 2019, D35 Trophy win in September and GC32 championship in November.

Finally, please feel free to go through the OMEGA Website, it has created a dedicated product page and a story on this “Swiss Connection”.