CHAUMET’S SUMMER SPIRIT

Chaumet launches new jewellery creations from its emblematic collections; Liens, Hortensia and Josephine. These precious and easy-to-wear pieces are showcased in a playful and graphic play on light, shadow and colour.

 In the morning light, the Liens creations are adorned with hard stones for the first time – their fresh and vivid hues evoke the crisp whites and blues of a swimming pool glinting in the sun. The “Jeux de Liens” feature white mother-of-pearl, turquoise or lapis-lazuli, and a small diamond. Set on rose gold, they are available on a double-row bracelet or a pendant. Discreet, feminine and iconic, these second-skin essentials symbolize the ties between two souls and celebrate life’s unforgettable moments.

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Chaumet Jeux de Liens Pendant in pink gold, set with white mother-of-pearl, turquoise and lapis-lazuli and a small diamond respectively

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Chaumet Jeux de Liens Pendant and bracelet in pink gold

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Chaumet Jeux de Liens pendant in pink gold, diamonds and white mother of pearl $11,000

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Chaumet Jeux de Liens pendant in pink gold, diamonds and turquoise $13,000

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Chaumet Jeux de Liens bracelet in pink gold, diamonds and lapis lazuli $12,000

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Chaumet Jeux de Liens bracelet in pink gold, diamonds and white mother of pearl $10,000

 

 

ROGER DUBUIS LAUNCHES WORLDWIDE DEBUTS AT HARRODS POP-UP

For the month of July, the Roger Dubuis’ world will be brought to life, starring in a prominent exhibition featuring three stand out themed windows at Harrods on London’s Brompton Road and a unique pop-up environment inside.

Roger Dubuis will be an integral part of a larger watch focus at Harrods called “Made With Love and Precision” which for the first time will take over the full famous Brompton Road windows.

Roger Dubuis will be bringing their unique Artistic Masterpieces to England’s capital, giving customers and watch enthusiasts the chance to experience some of the provocative, bold and daring – not to mention artisanal creations and novelties.

The Astral Skeleton is an example of how the Manufacture has always been committed to reaching for the horological stars and aptly sums up the Roger Dubuis approach to skeleton movements.

The pop-up will be based around the symmetry of this movement, of which the star is the most important aspect. Created exclusively for Harrods, this unique setting has given the brand an opportunity to showcase their theatrical, experimental prowess that always succeeds in surprising and delighting audiences worldwide.

Harrods is without question a leading international destination and it is only natural for Roger Dubuis to be exhibiting on this global scale.

Two debuts will exclusively launch at Harrods – the Black Velvet with Diamonds and the Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon with Black Spinnels.

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The Black Velvet with Diamonds is the final variation on the trilogy that was first unveiled earlier this year during the SIHH 2016. 2016 has been declared the Year of the Velvet Diva and this model, the first ladies’ carbon watch created by Roger Dubuis, is truly in keeping with this 100% feminine line.

A world premiere expression, the carbon case is gem set uniting two materials often considered to be polar opposites. This pio- neering combination of white diamonds em- bedded in the carbon case frame a mother of pearl dial and the strap is white alligator. This timepiece is limited to 88 pieces and will retail at £26,800 pounds.

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The Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon with Black Spinnels will not only be exclusively launching at Harrods, but has never been seen before.

As Roger Dubuis’ iconic collection, the neces- sity to develop and innovate is always keenly felt, this is after all the family with the most complications and the most world premieres.

The 60 baguette cut naturally black spinels shine like dark stars against the black titanium case. The skill involved in putting together a piece such as this is unparalleled and setting the gems on the rubber moulding

over the metal bezel was a world premiere at the SIHH 2015 and a result of two years of research undertaken by Geneva-based gem- setting specialist Pascal Vincent Vaucher.

It is work like this that makes the Excalibur collection the ultimate expression of Poinçon de Genève. This time piece is limited to 8 pieces and will retail at £129,900.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Harrods pop-up to further discover the captivating world of Roger Dubuis, a blend of technical sophistication and unconventional expression.

 

HOMAGE TO THE ART OF PAILLONNÉ ENAMELING

The spirit of Jaquet Droz takes on a new incarnation in this line of exceptional timepieces, a celebration of the magnificent decorative art of paillonné enameling. This landmark in artistry and watchmaking brings together the legends of the past with the finest of the present.

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At Jaquet Droz, modernity goes hand in hand with tradition. The Age of Enlightenment saw the foundation of the brand known by its twin stars—and marked it with the exquisite decorative spirit of the period. Consequently, Jaquet Droz watches are universally acknowledged as much for their mechanical excellence as for the splendor of their dials—painted, engraved and enameled in the Ateliers d’Art in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

The art of paillonné enameling distinguishes itself among these decorative techniques. This delicate art consists of meticulously positioning tiny paillons of gold, one by one, to create perfectly geometrical patterns on the colored enamel itself, and then setting the design under a coat of translucent enamel fondant. To achieve an enamel finish of flawlessly even grain and color requires consummate mastery of the extremely high firing temperatures. Pierre Jaquet-Droz was a virtuoso of these techniques and thanks to him, among others, the art of paillonné enameling was at its zenith in the 18th century. When Jaquet Droz craftsmen resuscitated this process, they first used original paillons from that period. Now they have the expertise to produce their own paillons, adding a new emotional dimension to timepieces by blending the gestures of bygone days and modern times, then crowning this art with the unique coloring of Grand Feu enamel.

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GRANDE SECONDE PAILLONNE FRONT & BACK 

Every year brings its own rare and fresh designs, as the brand continues to celebrate such timeless allure. The new timepieces offered as limited editions in 2016 push the boundaries of creativity and beauty even further. This virtuoso decorative art now adorns the most emblematic of Jaquet Droz’s families of watches, its graphic lines equaled in their purity only by the glints of light reflected off red gold and the shimmer of colored enamel.

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THE POCKET WATCH PAILLONNEE FRONT & BACK

The Grande Seconde sports unprecedented shades of violet and anthracite gray, along with a blue of outstanding luminosity. The same three colors unfold across the Petite Heure Minute 39 mm, while the Pocket Watch swathes itself in blue or red in a nod to the noble tradition of the pocket watch. Femininity is heightened in the previously unseen 35 mm version of the Petite Heure Minute with its deep blue dial—sunray-polished, like all the models in this edition. Lastly, the majestic Tourbillon with its seven-day power reserve is now available in a paillonné version for the first time. An object of infinite care, this model abounds in well-considered detail, with minute attention paid to the blue of its hands, the screw heads on its flanges and the lapis lazuli oscillating weight—a harmony evoking Jaquet Droz’s historical expertise in decorative stones and horological complications.

Although the workmanship on these new models abides strictly by the rules laid down during the Renaissance, a spirit of reinvention still whispers through it. This year, the overlayed gold barrettes have been revisited with typical Jaquet Droz finesse—a pinhead of gold, like a tiny bead, is cut and placed by hand at the junction of the two lines, emphasizing the decorative volumes encased in transparent enamel.

Each piece in these limited editions requires extremely painstaking craftsmanship, resulting in a rare contemporary experience where the finest of age-old tradition is united with the best of modernity.

http://www.jaquet-droz.com

 

BVLGARI-BVLGARI ROMAN SORBETS

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FROM BVLGARI’S ICONIC COLLECTION IS SERVEDTHE MOSTTEMPTING OF NEW CREATIONS FOR 2016: BVLGARI-BVLGARI ROMAN SORBETS. INDULGING IN THE HEDONISTIC LIFESTYLE OF ROME, ROMAN SORBETS ARE A DESSERT OF GEMSTONE EXQUISITENESS, AFFIRMING THAT LIFE IS MEANT TO BE ENJOYED.

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Scrumptious gemstone combinations sparkle atop golden rings, pendants and bracelets, dripping with artisanal craftsmanship and sprinkled with brilliant colour. In pink tourmaline and amethyst, or sapphire and tsavorite, the cheerful creations juxtapose vivacious colours as they celebrate the ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????ROMAN SORBET jewel is set into the pink or white gold band iconic to the BVLGARI-BVLGARI line.

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Iconic to Italy, ice cream, gelati or sorbetti are omnipresent sprinkles of colour on any Roman street. Known to be perfectionistic about this culinary craft, some Italian sorbet vendors do not even allow their desserts to be served in a cone, as it can detract from the sorbet’s rich flavours.

So devoted are the Italians to this delicacy, legend has it that Emperor Nero used to send runner slaves to the mountain to collect snow and hurry it back, flavour it with fruit juice and serve him his favourite treat. Ice cream’s origin are disputed, but it is known that the ancient Romans learned to cool drinks with snow from the greeks, while history recounts a recipe by Rome’s Pliny the Elder mixing crushed ice with honey and fruit juices.The Roman Empire brought the idea of ice cream to the Mediterranean and the Arab countries, where the word sorbet was born, derived from scherbet, meaning sweet snow.

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From these cool beginnings, ice cream has become synonymous with Roman life today, a way to beat the heat, treat the tongue, and enjoy a happiness that life has to offer.

As sorbet is one of the simplest yet most memorable pleasures to be had in this beautiful country, Italy is known as the heaven for people who know how to live carefree and joyful – enjoying daily la dolce vita, so the sweet life.

Since antiquity, this hedonistic principle has been foremost to the Italian approach: life is meant to be enjoyed. Among the most important Roman philosophies, Epicureanism heralded the importance of pleasure as the greatest good, inspiring the Eternal City’s lifestyle for centuries to follow. Today happiness is a part of the culture, a right of the Romans.

Italy is known for its passion and fun; its people live life to the ver y fullest in their emotions, beauty, food, colours. Bulgari has captured this uniquely Roman feeling in a collection dedicated to its homeland’s most delicious pleasures, in BVLGARI BVLGARI ROMAN SORBETS. For a brand as playful as it is innovative, Bulgari celebrates the colours of life in the preciousness of its jewellery, combining an exquisitely Italian way of living with a rich Roman jewellery tradition.When in Rome, one wears the jewels of the Romans.

La dolce vita attracts people to Rome, while enlightening them to its experience. But there are some who come to Rome and become so enchanted, they cannot seem to leave: the Eternal City becomes a part of their blood, as soon as it has entered their heart. Audrey Hepburn is a classic example of this phenomenon, charmed by Rome as she began a three-decades-long love affair with the city. After her 1953 Oscars-winning performance of Roman Holiday, Audrey not only became a major Hollywood starlet but also a living icon for the city: the free-and-easy spirit of Rome was symbolised by a girl who travelled the world on a Vespa. The following decades of films brought her and other celebrities back to the city, as Rome was virtually transformed into a giant film set. Known as la dolce vita era of Italy, this “Hollywood on the Tiber” period attracted countless celebrities to the city for a taste of the Roman pleasures of living. Meanwhile, these stars created ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????

In Elizabeth Gilbert’s 2006 book Eat, Pray, Love, and the 2010 movie of the same name starring Julia Roberts, la dolce vita is captured in all its glory.Traveling to Italy after a painful divorce, the protagonist finds herself in Rome learning the power of food, of nourishment, of indulgence. In a journey of self-discovery, she closes her eyes as she enjoys the flavours of Italy. ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???????????? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????In a scene at a barbershop, a man enlightens her about how Italians know how to enjoy themselves, and they know that they deserve it.

Pleasure does not need to be earned he reminds, it needs simply to be enjoyed.

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Grown from the Roman roots of the brand into an elegant fusion of culture and modernity, the BVLGARI BVLGARI collection has defined the essence of Bulgari’s style for over 40 years. First born???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? as the charismatic BVLGARI ROMA collection in 1975, BVLGARI BVLGARI celebrates its Roman past by recalling the curved inscriptions on ancient Roman coins, with an artistic circular emblem. The BVLGARI BVLGARI inscription represented the first that emblem had ever become a???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? prominent element of jewellery design.

With every passing year,the iconic BVLGARI BVLGARI“disc”has evolved into various interpretations – accentuating coloured or precious stones – as the double logo encircles its rings as a sort of a golden coin for the finger. The collection innovative italian spirit has continued to renew itself this year in a delicious precious tribute to its hedonistic soul, with the jubilant jewels of BVLGARI BVLGARI ROMAN SORBETS.

 

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Bulgari Bulgari Roman Sorbets pink gold band ring with pink tourmalines and amethysts

 

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Bulgari Bulgari Roman Sorbets pink gold band ring with blue sapphires and tsavorites

 

HK$21,100

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Bulgari Bulgari Roman Sorbets white gold band ring with pink tourmalines and amethysts

 

HK$17,200

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Bulgari Bulgari Roman Sorbets white gold band ring with blue sapphires and tsavorites

 

HK$21,900

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Bulgari Bulgari Roman Sorbets pink gold necklace with pink tourmalines and amethysts

 

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Bulgari Bulgari Roman Sorbets pink gold necklace with blue sapphires and tsavorites

 

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Bulgari Bulgari Roman Sorbets white gold necklace with pink tourmalines and amethysts

 

HK$24,100

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Bulgari Bulgari Roman Sorbets white gold necklace with blue sapphires and tsavorites

 

HK$27,900

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Bulgari Bulgari Roman Sorbets pink gold soft bracelet with pink tourmalines and amethysts

 

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Bulgari Bulgari Roman Sorbets white gold soft bracelet with pink tourmalines and amethysts

 

HK$21,100

 

MONBLANC PATRON OF ART EDITION

As part of its ongoing commitment to actively engage in the promotion of arts and culture worldwide, Montblanc has recognized for over 25 years the invaluable contribution of modern day patrons of the arts in 17 countries, with its prestigious Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award. Every year, to coincide with the Award, a unique Limited Edition writing instrument inspired by a historical patron of the arts is commissioned to honour the contemporary ones.

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Montblanc Patron of Art Peggy Guggenheim Limited Edition 81

Montblanc’s Patron of Art Edition 2016 pays tribute to the outstanding legacy of one of the most influential art collectors and exhibitors of 20th century art, Peggy Guggenheim, who dedicated most of her life to protecting the art of her time by discovering and nurturing new talent, while building an important collection of works housed today in a Venice museum that still carries her name. Born in 1898 in New York City, the niece of Solomon R. Guggenheim the eponymous founder of the Guggenheim Museum, left America for bohemian Paris where she was introduced to the avant-garde art scene by artist Marcel Duchamp. She became a supporter of many young abstract and surrealist artists whose works she showed in Europe and America, and is credited to have shaped the international careers of some of the 20th centuries most successful artists including Kandinsky, Pollock and Ernst. Montblanc pays tribute to the great 20th century champion of art with a Patron of Art Edition with design details inspired by her colourful life and her enduring legacy as one of the great patrons of her time.

 

Limited to just 81 pieces as a reference to the age at which she passed away, the Montblanc Patron of Art Peggy Guggenheim Limited Edition 81 is a personal homage to her life from her arrival in Europe to her later life in Venice. Created in the Montblanc Artisan Atelier from the finest materials and shaped by highly skilled master craftsmen, the design of the writing instrument is inspired the art deco style that surrounded the collector as she arrived in Paris in the 1920s, with clean lines forming the straight shape of the cap, clip and barrel. Evoking her eye for great artists, the skeletonized Au750 solid champagne gold structure of the barrel mirrors the dramatic entrance gates to the Guggenheim Collection in Venice, created by the prolific modernist sculptor Claire Falkenstein. The web of expanding iron branches around pieces of Venetian glass has been masterfully recreated through the finest craftsmanship. The lion head clip design refers to the Lion of Saint Mark, symbol of the city where Peggy Guggenheim chose to house her collection, while the pattern on the cap ring recalls certain graphic details on the front of Guggenheim’s Venetian palazzo-museum. A red lacquer inlay spiral is inspired by the iconic striped mooring poles lining the canals of Venice. Crowning the cap, the Montblanc emblem is crafted in white marble, a choice of material that mirrors the palazzo’s distinctive marble façade. A reference to her very particular style, the skeleton champagne-gold cap with its black lacquer underlay captures her penchant for the zebra pattern she used generously throughout her palazzo. Symbol of her exuberant personality, the striking glasses she loved to wear are captured in a fine engraving on the handcrafted Au 750 gold nib.

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Montblanc Patron of Art Peggy Guggenheim Limited Edition 888

The art that Peggy Guggenheim discovered and promoted is the inspiration for the Montblanc Patron of Art Peggy Guggenheim Limited Edition 888, with a geometric art deco-inspired pattern adorning the red lacquered and ruthenium-coated cap and barrel. The engravings of lion heads on the red gold cap ring are inspired by the exterior of the “Palazzo Venier dei Leoni”, Peggy’s home for 30 years richly decorated with this symbol of Venice. The cap ring has been embellished with a set of 10 garnets in the eyes of the lions, while the cone, designed like the red and white striped mooring pillars found on the Venice waterways in red gold and translucent red lacquer, features a brilliant cut diamond ring at its end. The Montblanc emblem in white marble crowns the art-inspired writing instrument. The paws engraved on the Au750 solid gold nib recall the special affection she had for her 14 Lhasa Apso dogs. Peggy Guggenheim’s ‘beloved babies’ not only accompanied her on her gondola trips down the Grand Canal, but were laid to rest next to their eccentric owner in the grounds of her palazzo.

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Montblanc Patron of Art Peggy Guggenheim Limited Edition 4810

The Montblanc Patron of Art Peggy Guggenheim Limited Edition 4810 features the geometric art deco design on a black lacquered and platinum-coated cap and barrel, contrasting with the red and platinum-coated stripes on the cone of the writing instrument. The platinum-coated ring is elegantly embossed with the lion heads associated with Peggy Guggenheim’s Venice, while the Montblanc emblem that crowns the fountain pen is made of traditional black and white resin.

Through the artistry of great craftsmanship, Montblanc shares the story of the woman who championed so many modern artists with passion and determination. Peggy Guggenheim’s contribution to cultural life is unquestionable, as she joins a small group of historic patrons to be honoured with a Montblanc Patron of Art Limited Edition, a writing instrument designed to coincide with the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award, the unique prestigious cultural prize awarded since 1992 in 17 countries honouring today’s patrons who continue to allow the arts to flourish by selflessly committing financial resources, time and energy to cultural projects. Each year an independent jury of eminent personalities selects and awards these global supporters of culture of our times. Past winners having included HRH The Prince of Wales, Queen Sofia of Spain and Yoko Ono, who were not only awarded with a reward to support their projects, but also presented with the latest Patron of Art Limited Edition, dedicated to one of the great historical patrons of world history such as the inimitable Peggy Guggenheim.

For more information, visit www.montblanc.com

Enquiry hotline: 8200 3088

 

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Price: HKD 220,900

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Montblanc Patron of Art Peggy Guggenheim Limited Edition 4810

 

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Price: HKD 19,600

ROGER DUBUIS | EXCALIBUR

Fatherhood is a unique treasure in life. A father’s love is gentle, nurturing and caring, yet protective and subtly valorous at the same time. From the world of the chivalrous Warrior, Roger Dubuis presents three timekeeping masterpieces from the Excalibur collection – the Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon, the Excalibur Automatic Skeleton Carbon and the Excalibur 42 Automatic with micro-rotor and silver dial – as a token of love and appreciation, to express our gratitude to our father, the one true hero in our life.

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Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon

A twist to the classic designs, the Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillion is the most eye catching of the Excalibur series, distinguished by its powerful contrasts of fiery red aluminum elements on the inner bezel ring. The Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon perfectly weds cutting-edge technology and sublime stone-setting, driving fine-watchmaking to whole new horizons. A special gift for the most adventurous and daring of fathers, the contrasts of titanium and black DLC‑titanium case highlight the powerful and innovative spirit of this automobile speedometer-type design. The unique star shape flawlessly and intricately incorporated into the movement creates a glorious 3D effect, while the use of modern materials ensures light and pleasant comfort on the wrist.
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Excalibur Automatic Skeleton Carbon

Powered by Roger Dubuis’ first skeletonised automatic movement, Excalibur Automatic Skeleton Carbon is a feat of powerful aesthetics and exceptional mechanics, designed for fathers who demand quality and precision. Using compressed carbon fibres, a groundbreaking material widely praised in the aerospace industry, the Excalibur Automatic Skeleton has been treated to some brand-new gear that proves an ideal match for its avant-garde tech-watch approach. Characterised by the unmistakable star shape similar to the Spider Double Flying Tourbillion, this dramatic model embodies extravagant style and horological mastery, completely capturing the virile spirit of its wearer, making an ideal present for Father’s Day.

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Excalibur 42 Automatic with micro-rotor and silver dial

A subtle but powerful contrast compared to its counterparts, the Excalibur 42 Automatic with micro-rotor and silver dial features an exquisite dial meticulously hang-engraved in one of the most time-honoured elements in the world – silver. This refined timepiece echoes with the legend of King Arthur for whom this collection is named. With daring lines, a strong character and a powerful design, this weaponry for the urban warrior is equipped with the signature in-house micro-rotor ensuring optimal performance. Characterised by a more classic and sleek design of the three, it is graced with the distinctively shaped Roger Dubuis bridges, springs and levers, making it a handsome and chivalrous everyday companion.

Website: www.rogerdubuis.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RogerDubuisWatches

Instagram: www.instagram.com/Roger_Dubuis

Twitter: www.twitter.com/Roger_Dubuis

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/RogerDubuisWatches

 

PLUKKA AMERICAN FINE JEWELRY HOUSE HITS TOWN

HOORSENBUHS® is an American fine jewelry house established in 2005 by fashion photographer, Robert G. Keith. Kether Parker joined the business in 2007 becoming its Co-founder and Brand Ambassador. The duo is the dynamic force behind the young company’s position in the global luxury jewelry landscape, with a rock ‘n’ roll edge and modern appeal.

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18k Phantom Cuff with Gemfields Emeralds

PILL RING 18K yellow gold, rose gold or white gold pills With white diamonds, black diamonds and rubies HKD$341,500

PILL RING
18K yellow gold, rose gold or white gold pills
With white diamonds, black diamonds and rubies
HKD$341,500

BAGUETTE PHANTOM 18K white, rose and yellow gold ring with baguette diamonds HKD$76,800

BAGUETTE PHANTOM
18K white, rose and yellow gold ring with baguette diamonds
HKD$76,800

In the spirit of a true jewelry maison, each design is built around the brand’s iconic “tri-link” motif and handmade in the brand’s atelier in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. A celebrity favorite since its inception, HOORSENBUHS® counts Pharrell Williams, Jay Z, Beyoncé, David Beckham and Justin Bieber among its fans and has collaborated with Jay Z and Damien Hirst to create limited edition jewels. Plukka is proud to be the first retailer to ever represent the brand outside the United States and will open two permanent boutiques in Hong Kong.

Chater House boutique address:
Shop 114, 1/F, Chater House, 11 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong

THE SENATOR COSMOPOLITE BY GLASHUTTE HAS FINALLY ARRIVED IN HONG KONG

Today it is easier than ever before to travel to even the most remote corners of the world, and for many cosmopolitan travellers it has long since become routine to move from one time zone to another – for business or pleasure. In 2015 the German watch manufactory Glashütte Original presented the Senator Cosmopolite, an exceptional mechanical timepiece designed specifically to meet the needs of today’s world travellers. Its innovative time zone mechanism allows the traveller to display two different time zones at once, choosing any of the 37 time zones currently in use. The mechanism even makes it possible to respond both to the creation of new time zones and to the elimination of existing ones, which happened only recently. In theory up to 96 different times can be set in this way. Despite the complexity of the specially developed automatic 89-02 movement, once again the manufactory put a great deal of effort into making the handling of the timepiece as simple and intuitive as possible. The first of these extraordinary watches reached the market in the fall of 2015.

Connoisseurs of fine German watchmaking will doubtless appreciate both the aesthetic dimensions of the Senator Cosmopolite and the extraordinary mechanics within. The new automatic Calibre 89-02 was developed in-house by the Saxon manufactory to meet the needs of today’s world travellers: The ability to track the time of day in two time zones at once is made possible by an intricate set of finely engineered, integrated complications. The time zone wheel displays a choice of 37 world time zones, each indicated by the official IATA location code designating a key international airport in the zone. The 24 time zones that are aligned at full-hour offsets from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) present a black IATA code in the DST or STD window at 8 o’clock; a further ten time zones aligned with GMT at half-hour offsets appear in blue, while the three remaining zones at quarter- or three-quarter hour offsets from GMT are represented by the relevant IATA location code in red; the colour coding allows one to identify the offset from GMT at a glance.

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The dial of the new Senator Cosmopolite is easy to read and presents the time of day at home and away simultaneously, in any two of 37 world time zones. As a rule, the primary point of reference for the traveller on the road is the local time at destination. Accordingly, the designers at Glashütte Original have given pride of place to the away or destination time, represented by the central hour and minute hands, small seconds dial at 6 o’clock, day/night indicator at 9 o’clock, and the watchmaker’s signature Panorama Date display at 4 o’clock. A further reference to the destination time is presented at 8 o’clock, where two small windows indicate whether Daylight Saving Time (DST) or Standard Time (STD) is in effect in the destination time zone.

As one might expect from Glashütte Original, the Senator Cosmopolite is further distinguished by its undeniable elegance. The lacquered silver-grained dial features a black railroad chapter ring framing black Roman numerals, with symmetrical placement along the central vertical axis of the home time dial at 12, central hour and minute hands and the small seconds dial at 6 o’clock. The 12-hour home time dial presents a black minute ring and Arabic numerals, the small seconds a black railroad chapter ring and black Arabic numerals. Along the central horizontal axis the destination time day/night dial at 9 o’clock shows a starry night sky on the lower half and a yellow sun on the upper, complemented at 3 o’clock by the Glashütte Original logo. Roman and Arabic numerals, railroad chapter and minute rings are all laser-engraved and galvanised in black. The central poire hour and minute hands are fashioned in blued steel, as are the home time hour and minute hands, the small seconds hand, and the destination time day/night hand.

The 72-hour power reserve indicator, located within the home time auxiliary dial, presents two colours, black and ivory; the home time day/night indicator shows a black dot by night and a light dot by day. The distinguished Glashütte Original Panorama Date display presents the date in black Arabic numerals against an ivory ground, at 4 o’clock. The dial is protected by a domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on both sides. The case back offers a clear view, through its sapphire crystal, of the superb finishing and features characteristic of fine German watchmaking, including the Glashütte stripe finish, the brand’s double-G logo on the offcentre rotor, blued screws and the exquisite, hand-engraved and galvanised balance cock.

The heart of the Senator Cosmopolite is the new Calibre 89-02 automatic movement. Its exceptional mechanics are set in motion when the traveller wishes to change the destination time. If heading eastward (forwards in time), he turns the crown at 4 o’clock clockwise until the IATA code representing the destination time zone appears in the relevant DST or STD window. If travelling westward (back in time), the traveller turns the crown counter-clockwise. In both cases, the central hour and minute hands jump ahead (or back) in 15-minute intervals until the destination time zone’s IATA code appears in the relevant DST or STD window. At this point, the traveller need make no further changes: the central hour and minute hands now indicate the correct time at destination, augmented by the correct day/night indication at 9 o’clock – and by the correct display of the date at destination. If the time at the chosen destination is ahead or back a day, the Panorama Date display changes accordingly.

Thus the new Calibre 89-02 transforms its spectacular mechanical complexity into compelling simplicity of use: a masterpiece of fine German watchmaking from Glashütte Original. It operates at 4 Hz (28,800 A/h) and features an off-centre rotor. The oscillation system is regulated by means of four gold screws on the balance rim; the absence of a regulator on the spring allows the movement to run continuously over a much longer period of time, resulting in increased precision. The Calibre 89-02 is comprised of over 400 individual components.

The perfect travel companion from Glashütte Original is available with a red gold or white gold 44mm case with brushed and polished surfaces and a black or blue Louisiana alligator leather strap with red or white gold fold-over clasp.

As befits this extraordinary example of the fine art of German watchmaking at Glashütte Original, the Senator Cosmopolite is presented in a fine, dark brown wooden box with a high-gloss finish.

ROGER DUBUIS GOES RACING…

As the 2016 racing season gears up, ready to roar into action, Roger Dubuis lines up on the starting grid of GT championship racing in the world-class company of the FFF Racing Team recently created by the 31 year-old Chinese tycoon Fu Songyang.

Multiple parallels can be drawn between the world of motorsports and that of Roger Dubuis, including dedication to performance and precision, along with a determination to stay ahead of the pack.

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FFF RacingTeam Partnership Roger Dubuis

First and foremost, however, their natural affinities are based on a shared and relent- less obsession with incredible mechanics, expressed through finely tuned engines and equally state-of-the-art, meticulously honed movements.

Moreover, this compelling enthusiasm for technicalcomplexityisbackedbyanequally powerful penchant for sophisticated design conveyed through streamlined bodywork as well as in the sleek exteriors of Roger Dubuis timepieces.

Much like the high-calibre Hong Kong-based FFF Racing Team that is dedicated to provid- ing a“professional platform for the discerning driver to race alongside the elite in the most prestigious GT racing arenas in Europe and Asia”, the Geneva-based Maison shows an undeniable ability to compete with the best and attract connoisseurs of discerning taste. This specialist of architectural and technical mechanics is reputed for its innovative work in the realm of double flying tourbillons as well as contemporary skeleton calibres.

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Given its whole-hearted nature manifested in all its endeavours, Manufacture Roger Dubuis has opted to sign a partnership as primary sponsor of the FFF Racing Team.

Composed of both professional and amateur drivers, FFF Racing competes in key GT events in a number of prestigious locations, and is known for offering fascinating immersion experiences reminiscent of those provided by Roger Dubuis for visitors to its Manufacture.

This cooperation will encompass 15 races (see list below) across Europe and Asia, notably as part of the Le Mans Cup raced on such legendary tracks as Imola and Le Mans, as well as the GT Asia championship with events held in Korea, Japan and China. The latter motorsports-loving nation will also host the GT World Cup in Macau and a dedicated FFF event in Shanghai where Roger Dubuis will naturally be present!

Staging mechanical experiences

Within the framework of this prestigi- ous partnership, five GT supercars (two Lamborghinis and three McLarens used by FFF), driven by five professional drivers, will be proudly competing in the colours of the Manufacture.

VVIP guests will enjoy behind-the-scenes access offering them a chance to immerse themselves in the racing universe: a dynamic, people-oriented approach entirely in tune with the Roger Dubuis flair for staging mechanics in aesthetically appealing ways making for memorable experiences.

“Roger Dubuis and the FFF Racing Team share a fascination for – and indepth knowledge of – what we like to call haute mécanique, the high-octane mechanical equivalent of haute couture. This partnership embodies our intrinsic values and priorities as a specialist of architectural and technical mechanics.”

Jean-Marc Pontroué, CEO Roger Dubuis.

A feat of mechanical engineering entirely on pace with cutting-edge automotive R&D.

A bespoke special edition

To mark this auspicious cooperation, Roger Dubuis is issuing an eight-piece limited edition of its already iconic Excalibur Quatuor, introduced in 2013 and whose affinities with the world of racing are vividly apparent.

This stunning model features pink gold accents creating a warm and striking contrast with the charcoal rhodium-plated finishing as well as with the black DLC titanium case. This timepiece sporting the FFF logo at 12 o’clock clearly displays its revolutionary means of compensating for the earth’s

gravity by means of four sprung balances together with five differentials. And talking about the kind of stats to which R&D teams in the automotive world can easily relate, the Excalibur Quatuor was the result of five years of research, 24 months of effective development, 21 watchmaking crafts and 40 people involved in the project.

These bespoke timepieces entirely worthy of the legendary Excalibur collection will be presented during the Shanghai and Macau events and the inimitable Quatuor design will also be featured in selected areas.

Excalibur Quatuor Limited Edition

Dial: Charcoal interior flange, white minute-circle transfers, black engraved Roger Dubuis and Poinçon de Genève inscriptions, pink gold power-reserve indicator, pink gold hours and minutes hands, charcoal circular satin exterior flange, black DLC appliques

Water Resistance: 3 BAR (30 m)
Strap: Black strap, genuine alligator, hand-stitched Clasp: Titanium black DLC adjustable folding clasp Calibre: Hand-wound calibre, RD101
Production: Limited Edition of 8 pieces Certification: Poinçon de Genève

RD101 Calibre: 4 sprung balances, 5 differentials Features: Hand-wound mechanical calibre, finely

adjusted in six positions

Functions: Hours and minutes, power-reserve indicator, 5 differentials, 4 sprung balances

Decorations: Charcoal rhodium-plated, circular- grained motif, “Poinçon de Genève” finishings

Number of parts: 590
Jewels: 113
Diameter: 163/4’’
Thickness: 10.60 mm Frequency: 4×4 Hz (28,800 vph) Power-reserve: 40 hours

www.rogerdubuis.com

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD RUG

Vivienne Westwood’s latest collection for The Rug Company combines her quintessentially bold designs with her deep sense of heritage. Her constant references to traditional British motifs are subverted and reinvented to create thoroughly modern and decorative designs.

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Vivienne has a long standing association with Scotland and their traditional fabrics such as Harris Tweed, wools and plaids. In 1993 Westwood produced her own tartan called

‘MacAndreas’, named after her husband and design partner, Andreas Kronthaler.

Thistle rug is a gesture to Vivienne’s affinity with Scotland. An abstract graphic of the regal milk thistle, Scotland’s national emblem is hand knotted with fine silk yarns on a Tibetan wool background. The design is available in muted dusty rose with gold and dove grey with gunmetal, the silk yarns lending the thistle motifs a captivating iridescence.

Moiré is a traditional fabric technique historically used by Westwood on grand silk taffeta ball gowns and velvet suiting, in solid colours to create a fluid water like movement. For a contemporary feel, Vivienne uses the traditional Moiré motif on the rug with high contrasting shades of soft black and natural white, blown up to maximise the monochrome effect, creating a statement piece.

Reminiscent of an English rose garden in full bloom, the Vivienne’s Rose print with its wide open buds and micro detailed thorn stems has a botanical illustrative like quality, painted using a soft aquarelle watercolour technique. The details in Vivienne’s Rose are emphasized by careful blending of the hand spun yarns of Tibetan wool, which are then knotted by hand into a rug.

The design has also been translated into a finely hand woven tapestry cushion, available in two colourways, blushed ruby red and dusky plum.

The Vivienne Westwood collection is available exclusively from The Rug Company showrooms. Each piece has been woven entirely by hand by craftsmen using the age-old weaving techniques and the finest natural yarns for which The Rug Company is renowned.