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Audemars Piguet: Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding chronograph

September 23, 2018

A Re-Edition To Celebrate The 25th Anniversary Of The Royal Oak Offshore

Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet has launched three new versions of its legendary sports watch: a re-edition of the original self-winding Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, as well as a brand-new Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph sporting a dial with a resolutely modern design with two versions, one in stainless steel and one in 18K pink gold: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore
 
In 1993, the first, bold Royal Oak Offshore watch broke all the rules and launched a worldwide trend for larger-than-life luxury sports watches. Since its debut, this 42mm timepiece has been made in 120 models, from stainless steel to titanium, gold, or platinum. 

Key points: The Royal Oak Offshore continues to push the limits of artistic creation. The 2018 re-edition celebrates the essence of the original watch, applying the knowledge and technique of 2018.
Limited Series of 50 Watches

Characteristics: Self-winding movement, 42mm stainless steel case, Anti-reflective sapphire crystal, “Royal Oak Offshore” logo engraved on the center of the case back with the mention “AUTOMATIC,” Pushers and crown molded in blue rubber, waterproof to 100m, Blue dial, Stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp.

Price Upon Request

Points of sale: 

ST BARTH:
Diamond Genesis, rue de la République, Gustavia

GENEVA: 
Audemars Piguet, 12, place de la Fusterie

Audemars Piguet, Grand Hotel Kempinski, Quai du Mont-Blanc 19

MONACO:
Audemars Piguet, 2, avenue des Spélugues
 

PARIS: 
Audemars Piguet, 15, rue Royale 75008 Paris

Audemars Piguet, 46, rue Pierre Charron, 75008 Paris, France

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Fendi: The peekaboo

September 17, 2018

The iconic Peekaboo Bag is celebrating its 10th anniversary,

For this special occasion, Fendi has created a video highlighting this timeless handbag. Silvia Venturini Fendi, creative director, reveals the love affair she has with this bag, and how she has passed that on to her daughters.

Since launching this bag for the 2009 Spring/Summer collection, Fendi has continually sought new materials and high-quality details to enhance the infinite versions of the Peekaboo.

Each version perfectly incarnates the useful, beautiful, and elegant nature of this bag. 

Key points: This handbag, at the same time classic yet contemporary, can be worn for all occasions in all seasons!

Plus: Exists in different styles and sizes to meet the needs of all women.

Characteristics: Calfskin handbag with two interior compartments divided by a stiff partition. Accents include clasp, twisting lock, gold-finish hardware, single handle and adjustable strap. Lined in nappa leather with a zippered pocket. Made in Italy.

Price: 

Peekaboo Mini: From 2,500€

Peekaboo Regular: From 3,100€

Peekaboo Large: From 3,500€

Points of sale: 

GENEVA:

Fendi, 61 Rue du Rhône 

PARIS:

Fendi, 51 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris

Fendi, 265 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris

Fendi, 9 Rue des Archives, 75004 Paris

Printemps, Fendi, 64 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris

Galeries Lafayette, Fendi, 40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris

Le Bon Marché, Fendi, 24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris

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HEGID: Si Neo

August 17, 2018

Inaugural Series

After years of development, Hegid, the inventor of evolutionary mechanical timepieces, presents its very first collection: the rotating bezel watch, bound to be a classic and showing strong potential for the Hegid adventure.

While the technology is truly innovative, the company’s basic approach, led by a French team, sets them apart: to create the most durable watches ever made. Hegid has taken a large step forward in the art of watch-making techniques. 

Hegid has conceived a mechanical watch of exceptional quality that has the power to change its aspect according to your needs and desired, without getting tired of it. 

Key points: The inaugural series is inspired by a classic timepiece: the watch with a rotating bezel. It has the robustness of a “tool” watch, yet dressed up with a leather strap for a look of elegance.

Plus: The S.I collection has two interchangeable models: the Neo and the Retro. With these two variations, twelve watch combinations are configurable in just a few seconds.

Limited series of 60 watches

Characteristics: Automatic Swiss Made mechanical movements, 40 hours reserve power, waterproof to depths of 100 meters, anti-scratch and anti-glare sapphire crystal, relief dial with luminescent hands and index, titanium "Capslock" fastener to rapidly transform the watch in several seconds, 40mm stainless steel case, bidirectional rotating bezel with graduated disk, two straps—one in leather and an extra in natural rubber.

Price: 2800 €

For additional information:

PARIS : Hegid, 8, rue Volney

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Franck muller: Skafander

August 13, 2018

Perfect For Those Who Love To Dive

The latest model Skafander watch travels to the depths of the sea to offer excellence and high-quality performance for divers.  

Every detail has been meticulously thought out so that this masterful timepiece helps facilitate the best-possible diving experience. Its technical characteristics give its owner the most precise tools to keep an eye on every step of the dive and decompression: rotating bezel under the dial is accessible with buttons; twin pushers; water resistant to 100 meters.

Key points: With a sport and innovative design, the Skafander features all of the technical functions needed for a maximum of comfort and precision during an underwater escapade. 

Plus: A major innovation for a diving watch! Franck Muller goes one step ahead with this unique shaped watch with its iconic de Vanguard ™ shape.

Available in three versions: Titanium, 18-carat rose gold, or stainless steel.  

Characteristics: Automatic movement, 24-jewel, 42 hours of reserve power, open dial, rubber strap.

Price on request

 

 

 

 

Points of sale: 

ST-BARTH : 

Carat, Rue de la République

MONACO :

Zegg & Cerlati, Place du Casino

GENEVA : 

Franck Muller, Rue de la Tour-de-l'Île 1

Franck Muller, 19, Quai du Mont-Blanc Hotel Kempinski

PARIS : 

Anshindo, 8, rue de la Paix, 75002

Arije, 50, rue Pierre Charon, 75008

Barrier & fils, 129, rue de Vaugirard,75015

Nous, 48, rue Cambon, 75001 

Dubail, 71, 73, Avenue des Champs-Elysées, 75008

Dubail, 66, rue François 1er, 75008

Dubail, 21, Place Vendôme, 75001

Elysée horlogerie, 12, rue de Berri, 75008

Godechot & Pauliet, 4, Place Victor Hugo,75116

Isabelle Barrier, 39, Avenue des Ternes, 75017

Hu horlogerie, 112, 114, rue la Boëtie, 75008

L. Barrier, 78, rue des Saints Pères, 75007

Sagil, 242, rue de Rivoli, 75001

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frederique constant: hybrid manufacture

August 10, 2018 

The World’s First 3.0 Watch 

Why the 3.0 watch? Frédérique Constant is continually seeking to innovate, and has blended three unique watch-making technologies in one of their latest models. The Frédérique Constant Hybrid Manufacture aligns a mechanical caliber with smart-watch functionality.

Intelligent Functions

The connection between the watch and the Hybrid application is established via the pusher on the left side of the case, thanks to Bluetooth® technology. The intelligent smart-watch functions are visible on the dial, with a computer located at 12 o’clock, as well as via the Hybrid app.

Electronics: Activity tracking, sleep monitoring, a world timer and a diagnostic tool to check the vital statistics of your wristwatch: operation, amplitude, and functionality...

Key points: The new Hybrid Manufacture watch combines high-quality Swiss watch making with intelligent functionality.

Plus: The Hybrid Manufacture watch comes in a beautiful wooden box that integrates a removable charger dedicated to the intelligent electronic functions of the watch, and a rotating box to charge the mainspring in the mechanical caliber. 

Exists in 4 different models.

Characteristics: Caliber FC-750 Hybrid Manufacture, automatic with date change via the crown, and computer connected the pusher, circular decoration by Perlage & Côtes de Genève on the 26-jewel movement, reserve power 42 hours, 28'800 alt/h. 7+ days or autonomy, three-part case in polished stainless steel with a 42mm diameter, convex sapphire crystal. Waterproof to 5 ATM. Date display at 6 o’clock, smart-watch functions at 12 o’clock. Alligator strap.

Price: Form 3,250 to 3,350€ according to the model

Points of sale: 

ST BARTH: Carat, Rue de la République, Gustavia

GENEVA: Frédérique Constant, Chemin du Champs des Filles 32

MONACO: Temps & Passions, 31 Bd des Moulins

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Richard Mille: RM 53-01 Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough

August 9, 2018

Don’t Be “Shocked”

The goal of the ultra-innovative RM 53-01: imagine a watch so extremely shock resistant it can support even the most violent impacts of a polo game, all the while revealing its movement. 

Richard Mille looked to the automobile industry to get its inspiration for high-tech laminated glass. In this case, a polyvinyl film is sandwiched between two sapphire glasses, marking a first in watch making. The glass might crack, but will not break. Anti-UV and anti-reflection treatment also protect the movement from the exterior environment, another exclusivity patented by Richard Mille.

With an innovative reinforced structure, the barrel-shaped case is made of Carbone TPT®, providing phenomenal resistance and making it virtually indestructible. The blend of undulated design and the sharp lines of the case add a sporty look to this cutting-edge timepiece.

Characteristics: Carbone TPT case, Sapphire glass laminated with anti-UV and anti-reflection treatment, tourbillon movement with manual winding, double base-plates (central and peripheral), base-plates and bridges in Grade 5 titanium.  

Limited edition of 30 watches in Carbone TPT®

Key points: Sporty and innovative, the RM 53-01 represents the “shock” of the encounter between Richard Mille and Pablo Mac Donough, one of the world’s best polo players.

Plus: The tourbillon movement is suspended by two braided steel cables to be ultra shock-resistant. The unusual architecture of this watch design called for the development of dual base-plates.

Price: 941,500 €

Points of sale:

ST BARTH: Richard Mille, Cour Vendôme

MONACO: Richard Mille, Allée François Blanc

GENEVA: Richard Mille, 78 Rue du Rhône

PARIS: Richard Mille, 17 Avenue Matignon, 75008

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CHOPARD: MILLE MIGLIA CLASSIC CHRONOGRAPH

August 6, 2018

A sporty vintage look, for men and women

The new Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph symbolizes a true passion for racing, classic automobiles, and the Italian dolce vita: a passion now represented by Chopard in this new watch with feminine and masculine styles. A blend of precision, comfort, and elegance, these timepieces are the perfect accessories for drivers on the Alpine roads between Brescia and Rome—round trip at top speeds!

Inspired by the beauty of classic automobiles, the elegant curves, openwork case, and silver dial recall historic racing cars, while the chronometer-certified engine expresses a perfect pairing of automobile design and mechanical watch making

Key points: Named after a famous Italian automobile race, where Chopard has proudly served as the official timekeeper for the past 30 years, these two new watch models are a tribute to this classic car race.

Plus: Both models feature a rubber strap, a sly reference to the famous Dunlop Racing Tires from the 1960s, in snow white for the women’s watch and ebony black for the men’s version.

Characteristics: Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph: Case—39 mm or 42 mm, in stainless steel with a black or silver dial; Automatic chronograph movement, 37 jewels, COSC certified; 42-hour power reserve, rubber strap inspired by 1960s Dunlap tires.

Price: 4,630 €

Points of sale: 

ST BARTH:

Chopard, 23, Rue du Port, Gustavia 

MONACO: 

Chopard, Place du Casino

Chopard, Pavillon des Merveilles No 4, Boutique No 21, Allée des Boulingrins

GENEVA:

Chopard, Rue du Rhône 27

Chopard, 8, Rue de La Confédération

PARIS:

Chopard, 1 Place Vendôme

Chopard, 72 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

Chopard, Galeries Lafayette, RDC Porte Mogador, 40 Boulevard Haussmann

Chopard, Printemps, 64 Boulevard Haussmann

Chopard, Le Printemps, Carrousel du Louvre, 99 Rue de Rivoli

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Omega: Railmaster

August 6, 2018 

A Nod To The Past

In 1957, Swiss watchmaker Omega introduced the very first Railmaster model. This antimagnetic watch, both practical and elegant, was conceived for railroad employees and people working near magnetic fields. Its innovative industrial spirit has been reincarnated in a new contemporary collection.  

Key points: The new Railmaster evokes all of the elegance and sobriety of the original in a more modern style, which features the best mechanical movement that Omega offers today. 

Plus: This re-edition is 15 times more resistant than the original, thanks to the Master Chronometer 8806 caliber. Responding to the most demanding criteria of the watch-making industry, as determined by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS), this watch can handle magnetic fields up to 15,000 gauss. 

Characteristics: Railmaster Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer with 40mm stainless steel case, blue dial with curved sapphire crystal and double-face anti-reflection treatment, automatic rewinding movement, Omega 8806 caliber, Power reserve of 55 hours, anti-magnetic chronometer movement, screw-down crown, water resistant to 150 meters, NATO strap in leather and blue denim, or stainless steel.

Price: 4,240 €

Points of sale: 

ST BARTH:

Tourbillon, Rue de la Republique, Gustavia

MONACO: 

Omega, Casino de Monte-Carlo, Place du Casino

GENEVA: 

Omega, Rue du Rhône 31

PARIS:

Omega, 12, Rue de Sèvres, 75007

Omega, 362-364, Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris

Omega, 93, Avenue des Champs-Elysées

Omega, Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, 40, Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 

Omega, Printemps, 64, boulevard Haussman, 75009 Paris

Omega, Printemps du Louvre, 99, rue de Rivoli

Omega Nato Pop-up, 11, Rue Debelleyme, 75003 Paris

Omega, 35, Boulevard des Capucines, 75002 Paris

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patino: les emblematiques

July 24, 2018

The Richelieu Collection With Hand-Applied Patina

Maison Charlet created the Patino shoe brand right in the heart of the principality of Monaco in 1959. Since then, the brand has continued to pour its passion into the making of luxury shoes.

The talent and care brought to even the smallest detail, from the design to the fabrication of every pair of shoes, has seduced many a fashionable man…

Les Emblématiques Collection

The pride of Patino, this collection embodies the most important values of the brand—craftsmanship, traditional savoir-faire, and contemporary elegance.

The Monte Carlo style, with its hand-applied patina, is indispensable for every masculine wardrobe and goes well with many outfits, from the most chic to really relaxed.

The superb ‘one-cut’ Richelieu design has a single-piece upper, and no visible seams or stitching for a truly elegant presentation.

Key points: Made to order with hand-applied patina, each shoe features a green leather sole stamped with a Patino Monaco leather plate, inspired by the iconic red soles of luxury women’s shoes.

Plus: Designed with an elongated shape and a slightly square toe, there are two Richelieu models to choose from with smooth or perforated tips.

Characteristics: Goodyear stitching with a lifetime guarantee, full-grain calfskin interior, green leather soles stamped with a Patino Monaco leather plate, 100% leather heel. Colors for hand-applied patina: Forest Green, Cardinal Red, Candied Chestnut, Sapphire Blue, Burnished Gold, or Prune

Price: 595€

Point of sale: 

Patino: https://www.patinoshoes.com/fr/

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Louis Moinet: Memoris

July 16, 2018

A Complete Redefinition Of Watch-Making Aesthetics

To pay tribute to Louis Moinet, artist, watchmaker, humanist, and the renowned inventor of the chronograph in 1816, Moinet Ateliers added a new element to its heritage: Memoris. The chronograph is no longer an additional function of the watch, but has become its aesthetic and technical focal point.

This revolutionary timepiece can be admired in its entirety as soon as the pusher is pressed. The clutch column wheel orchestrates the graceful ballet of the mechanism, transmitting information to the hands. The chronograph reigns alone on the dial.

Key points: Memoris was a prizewinner at the international Good Design Awards, one of the most highly renowned competitions. Its design goes beyond its utilitarian vocation, adding a touch of soul, the stuff that dreams are made of and a coherent aesthetic vision of what beauty should be.

Plus: The illusion is complete: the stars illuminate the midnight blue background. Each star is individually fashioned using a system of fixed burins, according to the different angles and depths that allow them, one by one, to capture as much light as possible. A first in watch-making design!

Characteristics: White or rose gold 46mm case, Waterproof to 5 ATM, Sapphire crystal, Crocodile leather strap

Price: 59,250 €

Points of Sale:

ST BARTH:

Carat, Rue de la République, Gustavia

GENEVA:

Les Ambassadeurs, 62 rue du Rhône

MONACO:

Stardust, Hôtel de Paris, Place du Casino

Kronometry 1999, La Regina, 13, Boulevard des Moulins 

PARIS:

Kronometry 1999, 60, Rue François 1ER, 75008

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Audemars Piguet: ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE

July 3, 2018

Two New Series

The Royal Oak Offshore collection has revealed its future with two new series limited to 50 pieces. These watches embody the spirit of the Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph.

The 45mm case is a first for Royal Oak Offshore, giving these watches a marked robustness. The case houses an entirely redesigned high-tech movement, which evokes the expertise and bold approach of Audemars Piguet. Used in former models of the Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph, this caliber has been completely rethought for the new series. Its new architecture comprises titanium bridges with smooth angled edges that leave room for light.

Key points: With harmoniously extended and curved lines, the illusion is perfect: the movement seems suspended in the openwork bezel.

Plus: With optimum ergonomic design, the bottom of the case is curved to provide ultimate comfort on the wrist.

Characteristics: Two models: case in stainless steel or 18K rose gold, sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating, stainless steel or rose gold bezel, one-piece crown and pins in back ceramic, sandblasted pin protectors in titanium or rose gold, waterproof to 100 m, black dial, hands in gray or rose gold with luminescent coating, black rubber strap with pin buckle in stainless steel or 18K rose gold, tourbillon, chronograph, counts hours, minutes, and seconds. Movement: Manual rewinding, Caliber Manufacture 2947, total diameter: 39.78 mm, total thickness 11.60mm, power reserve of 173 hours.

Price Upon Request

Points of sale: 

ST BARTH:

Diamond Genesis, Rue de la République, Gustavia

GENEVA: 

Audemars Piguet, 12, Place de la Fusterie

Audemars Piguet, Grand hotel Kempinski, Quai du Mont-Blanc 19

MONACO:

Audemars Piguet, 2, Avenue des Spélugues

PARIS: 

Audemars Piguet, 15, Rue Royale 75008 Paris

Audemars Piguet, 46, Rue Pierre Charron, 75008 Paris, France

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LOUIS VUITTON: Capucines

June 19, 2018

An Iconic Bag By Louis Vuitton

The Capucines bag, highly popular for its unique design and clean lines, marks a perfect mix of innovation and creativity. The name of this timeless style is a reference to Rue des Capucines, where the first-ever Louis Vuitton boutique opened its doors in 1854.
Both fashtionable and feminine, the Capucines bag stands out for its versatility, its excellent quality leather, and its elegant, structured design. 

Two new versions:

Flower Smile
For the 2018 Summer Collection, Louis Vuitton presents Flower Smile, a pretty version of the Capucines bag. This model features the signature “V” created by alternating Monogram flowers in Taurillon leather and Taiga leather crests adorned with metal studs. The detachable shoulder strap on the PM version is decorated with gilded Monogram flowers.

Sweet Brogues
The delicate perforations along the top and the handle of the Capucines Sweet Brogues bag in Taurillon leather create a Monogram floral motif that contrasts with pale lambskin. Feminine and ideal to be used everyday, this PM model can be carried as a handbag or worn with a detachable shoulder strap. 

Key points: The Capucines bag is a versatile, 2 in 1 style: it can be worn with the flap on the inside or outside, depending on the desired look.

Plus: Exclusive, limited editions are created every season, so that those who love the Capucines bag are continually surprised.

Characteristics: Made of Taurillon, high-quality calfskin, this bag comes in four different sizes. 

Price: 3,850 €

Points of sale: 

ST-BARTH : Louis Vuitton, Cour Vendôme, Gustavia

MONACO : Louis Vuitton, Les Pavillons de Monte-Carlo

GENEVA : Louis Vuitton, 33 Rue du Rhône - 2, place du Lac

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Roger Dubuis: Excalibur AVENTADOR S

May 24, 2018 

High-Tech Teamwork

A stunning example of highly complicated watch making inspired by the automotive world, the partnership between Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini Squadra Corse has roared onto the scene with the Excalibur Aventador S. 

Driven by a passion for the complexity of cutting-edge technology, a passion shared by Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini Squadra Corse, this high-performance watch perfectly incarnates the signature motto of these two partners: “Powered by Raging Mechanics.” The watch is powered by an impressive system with a Duotor caliber RD103SQ movement with double balance wheel and a total of 312 redesigned components. 

This caliber stands out especially for its stabilizing bars that reflect the emblematic principal of the Roger Dubuis Astral Skeleton, by providing a stark contrast with the rest of the movement, as if the cover of a motor was transparent. Inspired by the longitudinal mounting of Lamborghini motors, adapted to aerodynamic design and racing car lines, the double balance wheel is buttressed and emphasized by triangular supports in the form of suspension. 

The Excalibur Adventador S is manufactured using the same C-SMC carbon fiber as used for Lamborghinis. The majesty of this model is highlighted by the bi-material strap in black rubber with an incrustation of green rubber and green accents on the crown and bezel. 

Key points: The Excalibur Aventador S flies the colors of Lamborghini with its iconic green used for certain pieces of this innovative watch.

Plus: This model is stamped with the Poinçon de Genève, the ultimate mark of excellence for the best in traditional watch making.

Characteristics: RD103SQ double balances with spring-loaded differential; Mechanical caliber, manual rewinding; 40-hour power reserve; Case: 45mm

Limited edition of 8 pieces

Price: 232,000€

Points of Sale: 

ST BARTH: Carat, Rue de la République, Gustavia

MONACO: Opening soon

GENEVA: Roger Dubuis, Place de la Fusterie, 5

PARIS: 

Arije, 50 rue Pierre Charron, 75008 Paris

Bucherer Paris, 12 Boulevard des Capucines, 75009 Paris

Dubail, 21 Place Vendome, 75001 Paris

Dubail Champs-Elysées, 71-73 avenue des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris

Roger Dubuis Galeries Lafayette, 40 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris, 75009

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Hublot: BIG-BANG MP-11

May  22,  2018

3D  Carbon,  Smoky  Black

A  leader  in  the  shaping  and  industrialization  of  high-tech  materials,  Hublot  breaks  the  glass  ceiling  with  a  case  in  3D  carbon—a  composite  of  polymer  matrix  (PMC)  woven  with  three-dimensional  fibers.  Ultra  light  and  highly  resistant,  the  case  houses  a  movement  with  exceptional  properties.  The  unique  architecture  and  ultra  complex  movement  mark  an  unparalleled  aesthetic  and  performance.

The  Challenge

The  hour  and  minute  display  is  driven  by  a  vertical  gear  train.  The  force  of  the  barrels  is  tilted  on  a  perpendicular  plane  by  a  transmission  system  rarely  used  in  watch-making:  the  90°  degree  gear  wheel  with  helical  teeth,  like  an  “endless  screw.”In  another  new  feature  for  this  innovative  caliber,  the  balance  wheel  is  transposed  to  the  dial  side  to  create  symmetry  with  the  helical  gear.  Vibrating  at  4  Hz,  the  watch  features  a  newly  patented  index  assembly  system.

New  Generation  Carbon

The  three-dimensional  carbon  structure  creates  unique  facets  and  reflections.  The  45mm  transparent  dial  with  smoked  glass  sides  reveals  an  engine-inspired  architecture,  allows  the  black  PVD-treated  mechanism  to  be  admired  with  its  polymer  matrix  composite  case.In  addition,  this  nouveau  movement  with  exceptional  autonomy  can  be  wound  by  hand  using  the  large  fluted  crown  or  with  the  help  of  an  electric  Torx  stylus  inspired  by  racing  cars.

Key  points:  Made  in  3D  carbon,  this  new  watch  dubbed  “All  Black”  provides  an  exceptional  view  of  its  seven  barrels  coupled  in  series,  and  the  display  roll  for  the  power  reserve.  This  multi-cylindrical  construction,  positioned  on  a  horizontal  axis,  guarantees  a  movement  with  two  weeks  of  autonomy.  Anexploit!

Plus:  The  new  Big-Bang  MP-11  is  also  available  in  a  sapphire  model  with  absolute  transparency.

Characteristics:  45mm  case  diameter,  3D  carbon  case,  3D  carbon  bezel,  openwork  movement,  HUB9011manufacture  hand-winding,  seven  barrels  coupled  in  series  with  a  display  roll  for  the  power  reserve,  270  parts  including  39  rubies,  waterproof  to  30  meters,  14  days  autonomy,  strap  in  structured  black  rubber.

Weight:  90  grams

Price:  80,000€

Points  of  Sale:

ST  BARTH:

Time,  Rue  de  la  République,  Gustavia

Carat,  Rue  de  la  République,  Gustavia

GENEVA:

Hublot,  86  Rue  du  Rhône

MONACO : 

Hublot, 2, Avenue de la Princesse Alice, Monte Carlo

PARIS:

Hublot,  10  Place  Vendôme,  75001

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APM MONACO: Meteorites

April 10, 2018

Double Meteorites Bracelet, elegant and sparkling

Inspired by Monaco and the South of France, APM Monaco is a brand of contemporary jewelry with a touch of Monte Carlo chic. This bracelet from their signature Meteorites collection sports double stars designed with a trendy, modern touch, perfect to wear every day.

Key points: A slender bracelet with two sparking meteorite stars. 

Plus: Wear this bracelet with the Meteorites cuff for a totally elegant look!

Characteristics: Double Meteorites Bracelet (adjustable length to 24cm), sterling silver, sparkling zircons in a pavé setting.

Price: 95 €

Points of sale: 

MONACO: APM, Le Métropole, 17 Avenue des Spélugues

GENEVA: APM, 8 Passage des Lions

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Diesel Black Gold: Lymbo

April 10, 2018

Street Cool

Embracing the new look of Techno-Grunge, the Diesel Black Gold 2018 Spring/Summer collection reveals the utilitarian spirit of the brand, and borrows a strong dose of street cool this season.

Shades of navy and turquoise inject a sensation of fresh, breezy air into this Lymbo leather jacket. Patches and rivets add to the look of street chic.

Characteristics: Cowhide, made in Italy

Key points: The contrasting seams and zipper add nuances to the colors.

Plus: The perfect jacket to pair with thick-soled shoes or hiking boots to accentuate its urban style 

Price: 1,895 euros

Points of sale: 

MONACO: Diesel, 15 Rue Grimaldi

GENEVA: 

Diesel, Rue Croix D'or 27

Diesel, c/o Centre Commercial Balexert, Avenue Louis-Casai 27

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Akris: Anouk

April 6, 2018

A new leather envelope clutch

Among the new arrivals in the 2018 Akris Cruise Collection, we have fallen in love with the new Anouk envelope clutch. The trapezoid design has a large flap adorned with a toggle lock. Inside contains several compartments. 

Key points: In deep red or lily pink, this small leather envelope has a detachable silver-tone strap and brightens up your favorite outfits.

Plus: The adjustable strap can be made shorter for a more elegant look.

Characteristics: 100% calfskin, Cervo Nappa leather, 7.5” X 4.5” X 1.5” 

Price: 973 €

Point of sale: 

MONACO: Akris, Pavillons de Monte Carlo, Place du Casino

PARIS : 49, Avenue Montaigne, 75008

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Dolce&Gabbana: All the lovers

March 19, 2018

Authentic, Non-Conventional Luxury

Dolce&Gabbana is a style that embraces new forms of elegance, with a sense of modern classicism, based on an excellence in clothing design and creativity. 

The strong identity of the Dolce&Gabbana brand has evolved over the years, without straying far from its roots. An incomparable style, which, season after season, blends   innovation with its original Mediterranean flavor. 

Dolce&Gabbana handbags mark an essential accessory in the wardrobe of all women.

The Collection: All the lovers

The new logo #DG can now be found on various styles in leather. The Graffiti print is featured in this brand new collection. Handbag, iPhone case, wallet, and credit card holder are all part of the collections! 

Casual and fun, with bright colors and contrasting accents, these new styles launched by the brand are filled with meaningful symbols. The date 1985 refers to the debut of the brand. The choice of bold colors is a nod to the enjoyment of life, one of the brand’s most important values.

From “Hey Baby” to “Ti Amo Tantissimo,” all the words signify love. The way women love this brand, love of live, of fashion, family or friends. Everyone has an interpretation.

Price on request

Points of sale:

SAINT BARTH: Dolce&Gabbana, 19 Rue de la République, Gustavia

MONACO:

Dolce&Gabbana, Boutique Man and Woman, 2 Boulevard des Moulins 

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Stella McCartney: Clare Paradise Top

March 19, 2018

Birds Of Paradise, A New Print

Stella McCartney has invented a new way to wear clothing, with loose, modern cuts that are de rigueur for an effortless feminine attitude. The elongated sleeves of the Clare Paradise Top accentuate this relaxed sense of style and fluidity.

The Birds of Paradise print, new for the 2018 spring season, brings a fantasy tropical mood to skirts and tops in fluid crêpe de Chine with a retro nod to the 50s and the classic Hawaiian shirt. 

Characteristics: 100% silk, buckle and button closure, standard sizes

Key points: Hand-painted tropical birds perch on leafy green vegetation to evoke the spirit of the islands.

Plus: With a play in the construction of this top, slices of white dissect the print for a bold effect.

Price: 695€

Points of sale: 

SAINT BARTH: Human Steps, Rue de la République, Gustavia 

GENEVA: 

Bongénie, 34 Rue du Marché

Drake Store, 13 Rue des Alpes

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Phenomen: Axiom

March 19, 2018

A New Brand Born Of Unified Ideas 

The heart of the matter for Alexandre Meyer, CEO and co-founder of Phenomen, is the intersection of design and technique, of styles and materials, of dreams and reality. “I come from the world of automobiles where the body design counts as much as the engine. I wanted to transpose this coherent vision and unification to the world of watchmaking, not without adding a personal touch, innovative, audacious, and based on aspects of French culture,” notes Meyer.

Next came the meeting of ingenuity and creation. When the paths of Alexandre Meyer and Sylvain Nourisson crossed, the result was the formation of a team determined to explore new opportunities. The former is an engineer and designer, the latter a watchmaker and creator. Maxime Colson, who designs watch prototypes, quickly joined the founding duo. 

From the first sketch to the final assembly, every step in creating a watch is made in Besanc, France. The fabrication of the watch movement is entrusted to independent specialists, with the “Swiss Made” label, in the same way as Atokalpa, La Joux Perret, or Mimotec.

Axiom

Phenomen, the first creation for the Axiom brand, is subtle yet strong, with two characteristics essential to a watch: showcasing the movement and an original design. 

With its rare complexity, the case allows the movement to be angled, with an amphitheatre layer, allowing for legible time readout. This architecture inspires special visual emotion with the spectacular arrangement of the emblematic elements of the movement such as the balance wheel or the escape wheel.

Evoking an aerodynamic silhouette, the trapezoid lines of the bezel and its truncated vertical termination recall the backs of certain iconic cars such as the Ferrari 365 GTB 4 Panther Shooting or the unmistakable lines of the Mustang Fastback.

The movement of a marine chronometer is not built flay, but on several levels. The PH-010 movement is the same, with a first layer housing the two barrels as well as the finishing gear train and the winding system. The two retrograde displays are located on a second level. And finally, a third level contains the escape wheel. Seen in profile, the movement has the shape of a semi-pyramid. 

In addition, the PH-010 movement comprises multiple original technical solutions, in tribute to golden age of horology. From the shape of the bridges to the utilization of pillars to support the third level, each aspect of this watch illustrates the extreme care put into every detail, and is a testament to the love of beautiful work.

Axiom stands out for its original and direct time readout, with a display of 100 degrees. This allows the human eye to immediately see the time without having to scan the 360 degrees of a traditional timepiece.

Key points: Phenomen, an independent luxury French watchmaker, combines strong horological design with a precision movement, both symbols of their bold and original “French Touch.”

Le plus: Axiom represents the ultimate French watch for those who are passionate about automobiles. This watch recalls the dials of a sports car, and has earned its place in the long tradition of driver’s watches, or timepieces created for racecar drivers. The ultimate goal: to put the time on the wrist of a driver so they don’t have to take their eyes off the road.

Characteristics: Double retrograde hour and minute readout on raised amphitheatre setting with integrated 3D hands; Independent correction for hour and minutes; Grade 5 titanium case; Upper and lower sapphire crystal with anti-reflection treatment; Two crowns; Waterproof to 30 meters; Twin-barrel mechanical movement with manual rewinding; Exclusive Phenomen variable inertia balance wheel; 100 hours of reserve power; Alligator strap; Exclusive grade 5 Titanium folding buckle.

Price: 69 600 €

Coming soon on Paris and Geneva

Contact: 

www.phenomen.fr 

contact@phenomen.fr 

+33 3 70 50 04 15

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Gucci: sylvie mini bag

March 19, 2018

It’s all in the details…

Eclectic, contemporary, and romantic, Gucci designs embrace the quintessence of Italian craftsmanship, and remain unequalled in terms of their quality and meticulous attention to detail. 

After a beautiful version with a wrist strap, the Sylvie bag is now available in a new mini style, designed with a 20-inch chain as a shoulder strap. Made of classic, smooth leather, this handbag is decorated with a gold-tone metallic chain and buckle on the front. 

Key points: A red and blue nylon ribbon bow with gold-tone tips adorned with stars adds to the charm of this design,

Plus: This bag is available in three colors: white, black, or red.

Characteristics: Leather, suede-like microfiber lining, nylon ribbon, made in Italy

Price: 1,590 €

Dimensions: Length 7.5” x Height 5.5” x Depth 3”

Points of sale: 

ST BARTH: Human Steps, Rue de la République, Gustavia

MONACO: Gucci, 1-3-5 Avenue de Monte Carlo

GENEVA: 

Gucci, 92 Rue du Rhône

Bongénie, 34 Rue du Marché

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MESSIKA: MY TWIN

February 26, 2018

Opposites Attract

In 2016, Valérie Messika presented a new interpretation of a grand classic in jewelry design, Toi et Moi (You and Me). The leading collection of the French diamond house, Messika, the Toi et Moi My Twin collection provides a new way to seal one’s love, through the unexpected juxtaposition of different size diamonds. Between opposition and balance, the ring wraps around the finger, where the two the stones mingle and mix without ever touching. These modern, elegant settings beautifully reflect light through their movement.

Key points: Messika celebrates the perfect union of pear-cut, emerald-cut, and oval-cut diamonds in the My Twin collection. 

Plus: To wear for all occasions, these rings can be combined for a dramatic look that is quite refined. 

The My Twin Ring In Its Duo Version 

This collection reinterprets the classic Toi & Moi in an architectural composition where the emerald and the pear are attracted to each other. Invisible when worn, the setting allows the purity of the diamonds to really shine.  

Characteristics: My Twin ring, Diamonds from 0.15 carats, in 18K white, yellow, or rose gold.

Prices start at 2,850 €

 

My Twin Cravat Necklace

This new, hand-made new cravat-necklace adds a touch of radiance to the most classic looks and adds sensuality to plunging necklines. The brilliance of the pear-cut diamond counterbalances the architectural spirit of the emerald-cut stone.

Characteristics: My Twin Necklace, Diamonds from 0.10 carats, in 18K white, yellow, or rose gold.

Prices start at 2,590 €

Points of sale: 

ST BARTH: Diamond Genesis, Rue de la République, Gustavia

GENEVA : 

Bongénie, 34 rue du marché

Benoit de Gorski, rue du Rhône 8

Bijouterie Zbinden, 4 rue Coutances

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MB&F: Horological Machine N° 7 Aquapod

February 20, 2018

Take a deep breath…

MB&F, the world’s leading conceptual horology laboratory, is celebrating more than 10 years of intensive creativity with 15 extraordinary calibers that animate their Horological Machines and Legacy Machines that are applauded in the press, and are the basis of the international renown of MB&F.

After having pushed the limits of horological mechanics with futuristic designs to be propelled into space (HM2, HM3, HM6), in the sky (HM4), on roads and racetracks (HM5, HMX, HM8), MB&F plunges into the deep with its aquatic Horological Machine N° 7, alias HM7 Aquapod.

The HM7 Aquapod, the watch inspired by a jellyfish

Maximilian Büsser, the founder of MB&F, had the idea to create an aquatic watch as a souvenir of a family vacation by the sea, and an encounter with a jellyfish in particular. More than just anecdotal, this event sowed the seeds for a three-dimensional watch with a tentacle-shaped winding rotor. 

The organic design of the HM7 Aquapod is counterbalanced by the mechanism lodged in the interior: a central tourbillion dominates the vertical, concentric construction of the movement and the hours and minutes float around, like waves on the ocean. 

The HM7 Aquapod was born in the shape of a horological jellyfish, with its carefully designed biomorphic motor. Jellyfish have radial symmetry, as does the Aquapod. So while a jellyfish eats food grasped by its tentacles, the HM7 gets its energy from the automatic tentacle-shaped winding rotor.

 

Key points: While the HM7 Aquapod is as modern as possible, the concept of the three-dimensional spherical construction is age-old. Its origins lie in the “onion” pocket watches popular in the 18th century. While most of the horology movements were developed horizontally, incredibly detailed research allowed the motor of the HM7 to be higher than it is wide, with elements mounted vertically.

Plus: Like many jellyfish, the HM7 glows at night. The numbers for the hours and minutes are illuminated, and there is illumination around the movement... The light reveals the flying tourbillion, as well as the tentacles of the winding rotor.

The HM7 Aquapod is a limited edition of 33 watches in grade-5 titanium with a blue bezel, and a second edition of 66 in 5N+rose gold with a black bezel. Both have luminescent blue details.

Characteristics: The architecture of the movement comprises three-dimensional verticality with automatic rewinding conceived and developed internally MB&F; 60-second central flying tourbillion; 72-hour reserve power; 35 rubies; Spherical case construction; First editions in grade-5 titanium or 5N+ 18K rose gold; waterproof to 50 meters; Sapphire crystal treated with antireflective coating; High-quality aero-nautical rubber strap.

Price on request

Points of sale: 

ST BARTH: Diamond Genesis, Rue de la République, Gustavia

GENEVA: M.A.D.Gallery, 11 rue Verdaine

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Pain de sucre: Capri

February 19, 2018

And if you wore a little “Capri?” 

For next summer, Pain de Sucre continues its world tour, drawing its colors from the lost paradise of Bali. A touch of kiwi, for an intense burst of sunlight... a brilliant mango… a powdery rose; the palette is gloriously perfumed…

Bikinis set with jewels, long silk dresses with mystical reflections, crocheted ponchos, embroidered tunics, fishnets, lace, cotton voiles; from morning to night, Pain de Sucre adds a sense of rhythm to your marvelous moments relaxation…

Surrender!

Capri, a one-piece black bathing suit with a structured shape, creates a pure, long-line silhouette. The plunging neckline is revealing and very elegant thanks to wide cups gathered under the breasts.

Price: 135 €

Key points: Deep plunging back with wide, sophisticated cross straps  

Plus: One-piece bating suit that sculpts the body with its flattering fabric

Characteristics: One-piece black bathing suit, 71% polyamide, 29% elastane

Points of sale: 

SAINT BARTH: Le Pelican, St Jean

GENEVA: 1 Rue Verdaine

MONACO: 21 Boulevard Des Moulins

 

 

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CHANEL: Coco Crush

January 19, 2018

Highly desirable jewelry 

An emblematic CHANEL motif, the quilted pattern lends its graphic shapes to this new jewelry collection. The Coco Crush designs have a contemporary allure, which adds elegance to every moment. 

Characteristics: 18K yellow gold ring, medium version 

Key points: Ring to wear alone or several stacked

Plus: Available in yellow, white, or beige gold

Price: 2,950 €

Points of sale:

ST BARTH: Diamond Genesis, Rue de la République, Gustavia

GENEVA: Chanel, 43 rue du Rhône

MONACO: Chanel, allée François Blanc

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CHANEL: Premiere Tourbillon Volant

January 19, 2018 

The dial of the Tourbillon Volant with a stylized camellia

To mark the 25th anniversary of its first horology collection, CHANEL has created a new timepiece that allows women to enter the world of complicated watch mechanisms. Inspired by the geometric octagonal shape of the CHANEL N°5 bottle and of the Place Vendôme, Chanel has created a feminine incursion into the complexity of horology that is as mysterious as it is beautiful and poetic.  

The diamond-covered case of this beautiful Première watch subtly marries the art and perfection of luxury horology with the couture spirit of the house of CHANEL.

The development of this exceptional watch is the fruit of a close collaboration between CHANEL and the artisans, engineers, and master Swiss watchmakers at Renaud & Papi (APRP SA)—the advanced research and development arm of Audemars Piguet—making a first for both of these companies. 

Characteristics: Case in 18K white gold with set with 47 baguette-cut rubies (~3,83 carats), bezel in 18K white gold set with 42 baguette-cut rubies (~2,96 carats) and 52 brilliant-cut diamonds (~1,48 carat), dial of high-tech black ceramic, crown in 18K white gold carats set with 16 baguette cut rubies (~0,32 carat) and 11 brilliant-cut diamonds (~0,16 carat), black alligator strap and double folding clasp in 18K white gold set with 30 brilliant-cut diamonds (~0,33 carat), self-winding mechanical watch, waterproof to 30 meters.

Key points: The dial of the Tourbillon Volant is decorated with a stylized camellia, Mademoiselle Chanel’s favorite flower. This subtly hides the tourbillion at the heart of the Première watch, which is supported by a bridge from the movement and not on the dial side. 

Plus: A combination of beauty and purity, power and femininity, the Tourbillon Volant with its stylized camellia is dressed in yellow, beige, or white gold with shimmering diamonds. Choice of bezel set sapphires, pink sapphires, rubies, or diamonds.

Limited edition.

Price: On request 

Points of sale:

ST BARTH:

Diamond Genesis, Rue de la République, Gustavia

GENEVA:

Chanel, 43 rue du Rhône

MONACO: 

Chanel, Pavillons des Boulingrins, Jardin du Casino - Pavillon n°1

Chanel, allée François Blanc

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HERMèS

January 19, 2018 

The Fouets et Badines Square

The popular silk square scarf is emblematic of the French fashion house Hermès. 

Virginie Jamin, an expert in creating skillfully arranged compositions, frequently draws her inspiration from the collection of Émile Hermès. On each of her visits, the designer finds intriguing objects that are transformed into motifs for her next square scarf design.

This time she fixed her eye on an album noted as “colportage” dating from the start of the 19th century, proposing riding crops, canes, and other pieces from the collection. Her imagination completed this ensemble, in which she includes braided leather, sculpted wood, and carved ivory. A supple network of intertwined leather straps contrasts with the strict diagonal array of whip handles, many embellished with dogs’ or horses’ heads.

Key points: A signature Hermès design, the silk square is a timeless, indispensable fashion accessory.

Plus: This square exists en several colors: red, blue, or gold. 

Characteristics: 100% silk twill scarf, hand rolled (90 x 90 cm), designed by Virginie Jamin

Price: 360 €

Points of sale:

ST BARTH: Hermès, Le Carré d'Or - Gustavia 

MONACO: Hermès, Allée François Blanc 

GENEVA: Hermès, 39, Rue du Rhône 

 

Photo credit: Studio des Fleurs

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Seraphin

January 12, 2018

“It’s not what you are seeking, it’s what you are!”

Located in Paris, Séraphin is the last remaining French manufacturer of quality leather menswear to use traditional artisanal skills. Back in 1975, Henri Zaks and his wife Séraphina baptized their new adventure.

This French luxury goods company works with the finest skins for all of its collections. Every item is designed, cut, and sewn exclusively in Séraphin’s ateliers. Their label, Made in France, really means Made in France, without any subcontractors.  Without marketing, Séraphin has built its reputation thanks to the quality and style of its menswear.

* In Hebrew, the word seraphim comes from “saraph” or to burn, like angels that burn with a passion for God. 

The Leather

Crocodile from the Sudan, goat from the Hunza Valley, elk from Laponia, deer from Pennsylvania and the Kobe, region, lambskin from Eritrea and Ethiopia, yak from Mongolia, caribou from Canada, reindeer from Sami, metis from Sahel, eider down from Iceland… there are no frontiers for seeking the best natural skins, that are the most resistant and supple. Drum dyed, without any artificial finish in order to conserve the natural beauty and obtain the best possible feel, the work is done in a traditional manner. All patinas are added by hand.

 

 

 

Calfskin fighting jacket with hand-made crocodile boxing gloves on the sleeves.

Virile, luxurious, and sporty in style, with a suppleness and originality in how the skins are used, and close-fitting shapes Séraphin’s jackets are very seductive.

Not really made for fighting as its name indicates, this jacket is more likely to be worn for motorcycle riding or other outdoor activities. The leather is very resistant and thick, yet supple.

As the company founder was passionate about boxing, it seemed like a natural idea to add a pair of gloves as an accent to the jacket. Carefully designed and created, in the style of the best jewelry making, the gloves are confected using the best tannery practices. More than just a simple detail on a sleeve, this workmanship is the reflection of good taste, precision, and an illustration of the remarkable work, as if made by the fingers of fairies, in the Séraphin ateliers.

Materials: 

Leather: Calfskin jacket

Added in the style of gloves: Nubuck crocodile with small foam pads to accentuation the relief and hand-made perforations by an awl.

Key points: The very best of Made in France — all of the menswear is designed, cut, and created exclusively in the Séraphin ateliers in France.

Plus: Many styles in different kinds of leather and dyes with unique details such as playing cards added to the sleeves of a jacket for a casino look!

Price: 5,000€ - Other styles from 2,500€ to 50,000€

Point of sale: 

MONACO: Society Club, Centre Commercial Le Métropole, 17 avenue des Spélugues

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Richard Mille: RM 033

December 18, 2017 

RM 033 Extra-Flat Automatic Watch

With an extra-flat movement, the goal of this watch is to be especially elegant and subtle. The entire virtuosity of a master watchmaker resides in the capacity to accomplish something that is almost invisible. As a result, all of the constraints of creation are made even more difficult due to the small size.

One of the characteristics of the extra-flat automatic RM 033 resides in the off-center disposition of the micro-rotor on the interior of the automatic caliber RMXP1. This construction gains several precious millimeters in the overall height of the watch, which has a 33mm movement with a thickness of just 2.60mm, making the case just 6.30mm deep. To ensure a perfect distribution of the parts and optimal functioning, the off-center mono-bloc micro rotor is made of platinum and is bidirectional. This allows for the barrel to be efficiently rewound, and helps create the compact global dimensions for this skeletal, extra-flat movement. The caliber RMXP1 comprises 29 rubies and a frequency of 3Hz. 

An Innovative And Elegant Watch

Various details constitute the signature of this simple, yet elegant watch, such as the variable inertia balance wheel, the 42-hour power reserve, the movement’s 16 spline screws in grade 5 titanium, the design of the case, its rigorous execution, the ceramic stem with double joint torque. 

Characteristics: Round case, available in titanium, or 18-carat white or red gold, caliber RMPX1. Skeletal dial, automatic rewinding, with hours and minutes, and off center mono-block micro-rotor, variable inertia balance wheel, grade 5 titanium with Titalyt® coating on platinum, and PVD treatment for the bridges, sapphire dial; waterproof up to 30 meters thanks to two torque joints in nitril; 42-hour power reserve.

Key points: One of the characteristics of the automatic extra-flat RM 033 resides in the off-center disposition of the micro-rotor on the interior of the automatic caliber RMXP1. This construction gains several precious millimeters in the overall size of the watch, which has a 33mm movement with a thickness of just 2.60mm. 

Le plus: The case is made using the unique construction of three parts and is assembled using 16 spline screws in grade 5 titanium and washers in highly abrasion-resistant 316L stainless steel. The design in completed by the integration of the lugs into the case. 

Price: 130,000 €

Points of sale:

ST BARTH: Cour Vendôme, Gustavia, St Barthélémy

MONACO: Allée François Blanc, Monaco

GENEVA: 78 rue du Rhône, Geneva, Switzerland

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Blancpain: The new Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

December 15, 2017

Bathyscaphe, A New Member To The Family

With a vintage feel, the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe, presented for the first time in 2013, expands its collection with a timepiece in a smaller 38mm case. Both the dial and bezel are in Abyss Blue, a symbolic color for Blancpain as it recalls the depths of the sea.

History Of A Legend

Blancpain’s Bathyscaphe diver watches were first seen in the 1950s with models for men, and later for women. In 2013, for the 60th anniversary of the Fifty Fathoms, the Bathyscaphe model took on a new look, inspired by the first versions. The contours were as stylish as their predecessors and the wide, rectangular hands recall classic watches.

Silicon Balance Spring 

An innovation for the watch-making industry over the past few decades, silicon has several advantages: hardness as well as lightness, as well as more shock resistant, and does not respond to magnetic fields. Thanks to these properties, the spring benefits from an almost perfect geometry that by consequence improves the isochronism of the movement and therefore the precision of the watch. 

Characteristics: Three hands in a 38mm case, stainless steel bezel with blue ceramic insert, with numerals and indices in Liquidmetal®, 100-hour power reserve, caliber 1150, waterproof 3 bars or up to 300 meters, silicon balance spring, sapphire back that allows you to see the solid gold rotor recovered with NAC (a platinum alloy).

Key points: The Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe is powered by Caliber 1150, which is distinguished by its robustness and chronometer characteristics.

Plus: Like all diving watches worthy of their name, each model is equipped with a unidirectional bezel that rotates counter-clockwise by small notches. True to the original version of the Bathyscaphe, the luminescent dot on the bezel serves as an index for divers, enabling accurate alignment with the minutes hand and thereby defining the start of a given dive time.

Price: 8,880€

Points of sale:

ST BARTH: Tourbillon, Rue de la République, Gustavia

GENEVA: Blancpain, Rue du Rhône 40

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Panerai: Luminor Due

December 1, 2017

Reinventing An Icon In The History Of Watchmaking 

Reinventing the lines of the Luminor 1950 watches with subtlety, the case of the Luminor Due is the thinnest and most polyvalent in the Panerai catalogue. Presented in 2016, this collection is the fruit of a challenge met by the designers and technicians at Panerai: to reinvent an icon in the history of watch-making in a delicate, faithful, and rigorous manner and underline the richness of a watch that incarnates the perfect syntheses of the spirit of sports, polyvalence, an original design, and sophisticated watchmaking technique.

Four New Models

Four new models have enhanced this collection with a wide assortment of materials, dimensions, colors, and technical solutions for watches that are adapted to every situation. 

Luminor Due 3 Days Titanio – 42mm 

A new model of the Luminor Due comes with a hand-wound movement and a three-day power reserve: this model is lighting and sportier, featuring a titanium case, blue dial, and choice of strap.

Very easy to read, even in low light levels, the dial of the new Luminor Due 3 Days has been redesigned with the small seconds marker at 9 o’clock, another element characteristic of many classic Panerai watches. The titanium model has a blue dial with sandwich construction and burnished finish.

Characteristics: MOVEMENT: Hand-wound mechanical, P.1000 caliber, executed entirely by Panerai. FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, small seconds, seconds reset. CASE: 42 mm, brushed titanium. DIAL: Sun-brushed blue with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers, small seconds at 9 o'clock. POWER RESERVE: 72 hours. WATER PROOF: 3 bar (-30 meters). Blue alligator strap.

Key points: Synonym of polyvalence and inherent elegance, this refined timepiece silhouette has not lost any of its original identity, or the proportions and distinctive traits of the legendary case, equipped with the trademarked device to protect the crown with a locking lever. 

Plus: A more elegant and sophisticated version in red gold, with an ivory dial punctuated with contrasting blue letters and the thinnest of movements. 

Prices starting at: 7,400 €

Points of sale:

ST BARTH: Carat, rue de la République, Gustavia

GENEVA: Panerai, 19 rue du Rhône

MONACO: Zegg & Cerlati, Place du casino 

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oOumm

November 30, 2017

Light & Fragrance

oOumm is a French brand of interior perfume with a touch of olfactory elegance, blending exceptional fragrances with beautifully designed accents for the home.

Going beyond luxury, oOumm’s exclusivity comes in a patented system for its wax candles: a special refill that can be used in a series of design objects, adding light to fragrance. By associating art and aroma, Ooumm has revolutionized the use of interior perfume for a contemporary lifestyle. 

An alliance of art and design experts

With oOumm, Maria Bosoni took a gamble by adding her vision to a brand of interior fragrances and objects that venture further than any other brand has gone so far. A sense of luxury is created by a fundamental contemporary approach, strict criteria in terms of the quality of the raw materials, the quality of workmanship, and of course the artistic direction.

Savvy about design and interested in the art of perfume, Jérôme Aumon has been involved with the development of the brand since the project was born, accompanying Maria Bosoni in the artistic direction and development of every product.

Barnabé Fillion, trained as a botanist, has created four custom perfumes with refined scents, mixing innovation and tradition by using essences that are rare and very high quality.

Designer Dan Yeffet developed the exclusive system of refills (SoOumm) and designed an exclusive series of candle holders.

Characteristics: 

• A series of uniquely designed diffusers and candle holders in marble, brass, glass, and wood;

• SoOumm refills: elegant polished brass capsules for use in specifically designed diffusers

Key points: oOumm has reinvented the art of perfume by uniting excellent artists and artisans.

Plus: To transform the art of perfume into an unusual, elegant experience, oOumm has also created a series of exclusive objects designed by Dan Yeffet: trays, candle lighters, wick-cutting scissors, and candlesnuffers. 

Price of a designed diffuser from 288 €

Points of sale:

MONACO: Segraeti, Metropole Shopping Center, 17, Avenue des Spélugues

www.ooumm.com 

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Jaquet Droz: grande seconde quantieme satinee soleil

November 28, 2017

“Some watches tell time, some tell a story”

What creates beauty? Sometimes it is based on a story. For almost three hundred years, Jaquet Droz has created a multi-faceted story. A virtuoso in decorative arts as well as in mechanical watch movements, the brand known by its two stars retains only what is most essential: a true simplicity. Subscribing to the “less is more” contemporary design philosophy, this sophisticated sobriety is one of the signatures and essential creative principles for Jaquet Droz.

As streamlined as it is elegant, there are two new versions of this iconic model that celebrates the savoir-faire and excellence of Jaquet Droz. With exceptional refinement, the Grande Seconde Quantième Satinée Soleil timepieces are outstanding examples of watch making. In this case, a needle on the dial at six o’clock displays the date complication.

Characteristics: Satin sun dial, two colors—anthracite and gray –with hands in rhodium-plated steel or blue steel respectively, available in 39 and 43 millimeter diameters, white gold index, light brown alligator or slate gray watchband, hand-finished, steel case.

Key points: This watch is immediately recognizable by connoisseurs thanks to its two off-centered dials, its majestic second hand, and its date needle accented with a touch of bright red.

Plus: To ensure even more reliability, the spiral and anchor horns of the self-winding movement are made of silicon. With unmatched flexibility, as well as insensitive to shocks, temperature, pressure, and magnetic fields, silicon is a perfectly stable material over time. 

Price: 9,700€

Points of sale:

ST BARTH: Tourbillon, Rue de la République, Gustavia

GENEVA: Jaquet Droz, Rue du Rhône 40

 

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The Longchamp madeleine

November 27, 2017 

The perfect companion for a cultivated woman with eclectic taste

For her brand new line of bags, the Longchamp Madeleine, Sophie Delafontaine wanted to evoke La Madeleine, the emblematic neighborhood in the 9th arrondissement of Paris with its theatres and chic brasseries, and where the first Longchamp boutique opened on Rue Saint-Honoré close to 30 years ago.

The Longchamp Madeleine is a bag that is contemporary as well as deliciously retro, and very feminine, with a sleek, practical shape. It is made with Longchamp’s traditional excellence in wonderful Taurillon leather that is supple and sensual.

This handbag abounds with elegant details: clean-cut edges in saddle-style leather, and a large flap on which the popular Roseau clasp serves as a signature. We also like this bag for its well thought-out interior organization, and a choice of timeless colors, from a chic black to a charming khaki, a voluptuous violet, or a hot red tomato.

In this case, as always, Longchamp likes to tell us wonderful stories… once upon a time there was the Longchamp Madeleine, with a rare elegance and above all the perfect partner for the totally modern woman.

Key points: Taurillon leather with a contemporary allure that offers suppleness and sensuality in a clean, well-designed shape.

Plus: It’s large flap opens to reveal an ideal organization for all the object of your daily existence.

Price: 950€

Points of sale: 

MONACO: 27, avenue de la Costa

GENEVA: 8, Place du Molard

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Tag heuer: CARRERA Heuer-02T

November 7, 2017

Two watch-making complications combined: the chronograph and the tourbillon to be aesthetically pleasing.

The TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T symbolizes the continuity of investment in creativity that TAG Heuer has made since its origins in 1860 as a Swiss Avant-Garde company, and a position this luxury watchmaker maintains today.

The Carrera Heuer-02T is the symbol of high-tech quality, performance, manufacturing savoir-faire, a perfect mastery of the industrial process, and the cost of fabrication.

TAG Heuer also presents a sparkling, glamour version with 68 baguette diamonds on the bezel and strap to go with the brilliance of the mechanics of the watch, offering a perfect balance between luxury jewelry and timepieces. The Carrera Heuer-02T is also available with a full-grain calfskin strap. 

The characteristics comprise: 45-mm case, black ceramic bezel, Tag Heuer custom movement, 65 hours of power reserve, waterproof to 100 meters, automatic chronograph with the addition of a certified COSC tourbillon, highly polished baton-style hands, black alligator strap.

Key points: Each group is subject to a protocol of 21 days of testing. Each movement is certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Agency, which the institute responsible for certifying the accuracy and precision of the best wristwatches made in Switzerland.

Plus: The movement is contained is a new generation case, with a completely modular construction comprising 12 elements (lugs, case, bezel, dial, crown, winding pin and its mounting, push buttons, joint between the case and the bezel, sapphire crystal). This concept opens an enormous field of possibilities for an infinite number of combinations of materials, colors, and finishes. 

Price: 15,250 €

Available in:

ST BARTH: Goldfinger, Rue de la France, Gustavia

MONACO: Tag Heuer, 17 Avenue des Spélugues

GENEVA: Tag Heuer, Rue Robert-Céard 9

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van cleef & arpels: THE GRAND OPUS NECKLACE

November 21, 2017

Masterpiece of the ‘Emerald En Majesté’ Collection

The Grand Opus necklace showcases three carved “old mine” emeralds from Colombia, for a total of 127.88 carats. The finesse and regularity of the engraving, with fanciful motifs as seen on the jewels of the maharajas, give these stones an antique look. Set in elegant ribbons of diamonds, the emeralds match in perfect harmony, yet each one stands out for its proportions and unique character.

In addition, delicate pompons of white cultured pearls add to the beauty of the necklace. Marrying ‘Pierres de Caractère’ and the art of metamorphosis, this creation is a perfect example of the excellence and style that represents Van Cleef & Arpels.

Characteristics: White gold, round, baguette, and princess diamonds, buff-topped square-cut emeralds, white cultured pearls, three carved emeralds for 127.88 carats total (Colombia). Transformable necklace, earrings, and clip with detachable pendants.

Key points: With matching earrings, clip, and detachable pendants, this piece can be worn in a multitude of ways

Plus: Depending on your mood, the three emeralds can be worn on the necklace, the clip, or earrings

Price upon request

Points of sale:

Monaco: Van Cleef & Arpels, Place du Casino

Geneva: Van Cleef & Arpels, 31 Rue du Rhône

 

 

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Graff: The eternal twins

November 9, 2017

A magnificent pair of 50,23 carat d flawless emerald cut diamonds

Over the course of the last five decades Graff has passionately pursued the pinnacle of excellence in sourcing, cutting, polishing and setting the most fabulous jewels in the world. 

With unwavering dedication to the transformation of a rare diamond from its rough state, into a polished masterpiece, Graff has dominated the list of exceptional stones cut and polished this century. 

Two identical stones of beautiful proportions and quality have joined Graff’s roll call of exceptional diamonds. 

The opportunity to cut two stones of such magnitude from the same rough is not only exceptionally rare, but demonstrates the exemplary cutting and polishing expertise of the House. 

On the discovery of a stunning 269 carat rough diamond from the Lucara Karowe mine in Botswana, Graff’s elite team of gemmologists were tasked with carrying out the risky process of unleashing its true potential. 

Its natural internal flaws and nuances were mapped precisely into a specialised computer system to create an exact digital replica of the rough, which was then studied for many hours to determine the individual character of the stone and how best to transform it into a polished masterpiece. 

With careful planning, Graff’s senior cutters lasered the rough, separating and defining the emerald cuts which were then polished by hand by the House’s highly skilled team. Two rectangular emerald cuts emerged from the inner depths of the rough; identical in weight and perfect in proportion. 

An emerald cut is faceted differently to a round brilliant cut, with long clean lines; this means that the visibility of flaws is increased so the highest clarity is required. The cut also showcases a masterly play of light between the facets of the stone, perfected by Graff’s expert team. 

To cut and polish two stones to the exact same size and weight is incredibly challenging and a decision made from the beginning of the cutting and polishing process. Furthermore, to produce two D Flawless emerald cut diamonds from the same rough, and exceeding 50 carats each, is extremely rare and a true testament to Graff’s knowledge, skill and commitment to pushing the boundaries of diamond expertise. 

The Eternal Twins have been set in a pair of earrings incorporating a total of 132.53 carats of exceptional diamonds. Graff’s master craftsmen and design team have combined true artistry with breath-taking fire and scintillation in the creation of these beautiful jewels. 

Graff takes great pride and responsibility in knowing that these gems of everlasting beauty will pass from generation to generation, taking their place in history for eternity. 

Available in :

Saint-Barth DIAMOND GENESIS, Rue de la République, Gustavia

MonacoGRAFF, Casino de Monte Carlo, Place du Casino

Geneva : GRAFF, Rue du Rhône 29

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Rolex Sea-Dweller

November 3, 2017

The watch that conquered the deep

Rolex presents the newest generation of its Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller, a legendary watch for diving professionals that was created 50 years ago in 1967.

Like all the Rolex watches, the Sea-Dweller carries the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. This exclusive guarantee attests that the watch successfully passed a series of tests in the Rolex laboratories to meet the most severe criteria. Superlative Chronometer status is  symbolizes by a green seal that accompanies each watch, along with a five-year international guarantee.

Characteristics: Cyclops lens to enhance reading the date, and the name Sea-Dweller in red on the dial. New 3235 caliber, ceramic bezel, and luminescent display, with a black Cerachrom disk patented and manufactured by Rolex made of extremely hard ceramic that is essentially indestructible. The case is crafted from a solid block of particularly corrosion-resistant 904L steel and sealed so that only a Rolex watchmaker with a special tool can access the movement. Power backup of 70 hours, Oyster bracelet with large links also made of 904L steel.

Key points: Waterproof to 1,220 meters, this high-tech watch was originally designed to take the pioneers of professional diving to great depths. It is equipped with one of the inventions that help create its reputation: the helium valve patented by Rolex in 1967.

Plus: La Sea-Dweller has been redesigned with a larger case measuring 43mm for its 50th anniversary.

Suggested retail price: 10,400 €

Rolex watches available at:

St Barth:

GOLDFINGER, Rue de la France, Gustavia 

Monaco: 

ZEGG & CERLATI - ROLEX, Place du Casino

ZEGG & CERLATI - ROLEX, 2 av des Spélugues

YACHT CLUB DE MONACO, Gallery, Quai Louis II

Geneva:

BUCHERER, Rue du Rhône 45

BUCHERER, Quai du Mont-Blanc 1

CHRONO-TIME, Rue de la Fontaine 3

 

©Rolex - Alain Costa

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ERES: Revealing the best in lingerie

Sensual and feminine by design, beautiful lingerie adapts to the seasons and in keeping with your mood, whether it be romantic, sophisticated, or casual. The signature of elegant fashion, these bodysuits are created in the most refined fabrics, from satin and tulle to lace by Leavers and Jacquard.

Among all the possible combinations, one of the most outstanding is the couture touch of the Bisoux bodysuit—with its patterned lace and satin trimming, plus the look of denim. Can be worn by day or by night.

For a romantic rendezvous or a cocktail party, go for the fabulous look of Palazzo pants paired with the Plume bodysuit, whose Leavers lace is inspired by bird feathers. Add a rock accent with the Perfecto jacket in leather.

The Ultrachic bodysuit is sumptuous in silk crepe adorned with bands of lace on the length of its sleeves, at the wrists, neck, and around the thighs. It is worn bloused at the waist with the low-cut back closed by a single button, or left open for a dressier evening allure.

Key points: These chic undergarments, meticulously manufactured by Eres, have a multi-layered patterned look that creates a graphic effect on the skin.

Plus: Treat yourself on a daily basis by adding pretty lingerie to your urban outfits, such as a lacy bustier under a kimono jacket, a cardigan, or a silk shirt. Another special detail: tone on tone for a feel of very subtle transparency.

Prices:

Body Ultrachic: 650 €

Body Bisoux: 690 €

Body Plume: 360 €

Lingerie available at:

ST-BARTH : Eres, Cour Vendôme, Gustavia 

MONACO : Eres, 31 boulevard des Moulins

GENEVA : Eres, 8 rue d'Italie 1204

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Ulysse Nardin: Executive Skeleton Tourbillon

Ulysse Nardin makes a strong statement with its new Executive Skeleton Tourbillon watch: a luxury timepiece that stands out for its high performance and bold lines. The sleek design has a transparent titanium case and skeleton dial that reveals the complex internal workings: large Roman numerals for 3, 9, and 12 o’clock, luminous gray hands, and a raised rectangular bridge that reinforces the modern architecture of the dial.

Caracteristics: Titanium case 1.75”, blue ceramic bezel, black leather strap with carbon structure, skeleton dial that reveals the UN-171 manufacture movement.

Key Points: Swiss-made flying tourbillon with spiral of silicium 

Extras: Seven-day power reserve or close to 170 hours, ultra-light contemporary design, waterproof to 30 meters

Price: 38 000 €

Available in:

Saint-BarthDIAMOND GENESIS, Rue de la République, Gustavia

Monaco : KRONOMETRY 1999, Le Régina, Boulevard des Moulins 13

Geneva : ULYSSE NARDIN, Quai des Bergues 29

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Frederique Constant: Runabout

Frederique Constant launches two new Runabouts, paying homage to the graceful Riva boats of the 1920s where elegance and style ruled the social scene. 

A Longstanding Partnership 

In 2009, Frederique Constant debuted its collaboration with the Riva Historical Society alongside Piero Mario Gibellini and Carlos Riva whose sole purpose is to preserve the remaining Riva boats worldwide, and helping their owners safeguard their prized possessions in the best way possible. With the launching of these two new watches, Frederique Constant honors their commitment to preserving the Riva name and what it stands for. 

From Sea to Land 

In that same year, Frederique Constant launched its first Runabout timepiece named after the legendary Runabout yachts of the 1920s. Considered the European elite of Runabouts, the Riva Runabouts were originally small, fast and powerful and could welcome four to eight people; they were perfect for pleasure activities such as fishing, water sports or just cruising. Riva Runabouts are the ideal muse to draw inspiration from and design an elegant and stylish, Italian-inspired watch.  

Refined Elegance 

Both new versions of the Frederique Constant Runabout embody a classic, sophisticated watch featuring hours, minutes, seconds, date and a 24h GMT with a guilloché-decorated dial and applied luminous indexes. The whole is completed by a 44mm polished stainless steel 3-parts case, a see-through case back, which displays the inner workings of the FC-350 movement featuring an in-house GMT module. The first option features a silver-colored dial with a blue GMT hand with a matching navy blue leather strap. While the second option offers a dark grey dial contrasting with a white GMT hand with a light brown leather strap. Both versions are a Limited Edition of 2’888 pieces each, and are delivered in a luxurious wooden gift box including a detailed-wooden Runabout boat miniature. 

The partnership between Frederique Constant and the Riva Historical Society carries on with these two new additions to the Runabout Collection, making the 1920s elegance and style live on through them. 

About Frederique Constant 

Frederique Constant is a watch manufacturer based in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, Switzerland. The company is involved in all stages of watch production, from initial design, to final assembly and quality control. Frederique Constant develops, manufactures, and assembles in-house calibers, 24 different versions since 2004. In 2015 Frederique Constant introduced the first Swiss made Horological Smartwatch, powered by MMT SwissConnect and entirely displayed with an analog dial, thereby creating an entirely new watch category in the Swiss watch industry. Frederique Constant watches are defined by their high quality and differentiation and precision in design and manufacturing. Their perceived value, through quality of design, materials, and manufacture, is a key component of their success. Each watch is assembled by hand, with the latest equipment and extensive controls, to ensure maximum quality and durability. The company embraces innovation to offer creativity and exceptional value. Its 32,000 square foot facility in Geneva is ultra-modern and offers the best environment for its passionate watchmakers. 

Available in:

St-Barth : CARAT, Rue de la République, Guastvaia

Geneva : FREDERIQUE CONSTANT, Chemin du Champs des Filles 32

Monaco : TEMPS & PASSIONS, 31 Bd des Moulins

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Jaquet Droz : Only Watch

In honor of the 7th edition of the Only Watch, Jaquet Droz presents an exceptional Grande Seconde Off-Centered model that raises money for the fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy. 

Time is generosity. It’s a credo that Jaquet Droz has always stood behind, joining forces with Only Watch, a biennial charity featuring unique watchmaking pieces sold to raise money for research in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a serious affliction of the muscles and cardiac system. Convinced that treatment is within reach, the brand known by its twin stars proudly shows its commitment through a unique edition of the Grande Seconde Off-Centered. 

This reinterpretation of the legendary Grande Seconde watch and its playful figure 8 - the symbol of infinity and completeness that has come to represent Jaquet Droz - features a cuprit background. Discovered in the mid 19th century, this copper-oxide-rich stone kindles celestial reverie of the planet Mars. Its fiery red color embodies all the passion dedicated to both the timepiece and the Only Watch project. 

The cut of the mineral dial requires the extreme, expert delicacy for which Jaquet Droz is known. Each inclusion, vein and detail of the dial makes for a singular masterpiece. But the Grande Seconde goes even further: the two counters traditionally aligned on the 12 o’clock / 6 o’clock axis are made off-center, adding an original, dynamic touch to this purest of canvases. The thinness of the circled gold flanges match that of the hands and the majestic direct-drive seconds hand, while the crown is shifted to 4 o’clock for a subtle aesthetic twist. 

A feast for the eyes, this Grande Seconde is equipped with an automatic mechanical movement whose balance-spring and pallet horns in silicon - a material resistant to shocks, temperature fluctuations, pressure and magnetic fields - add to the perfect reliability of the watch. Fitted with a power reserve of 68 hours, the Grande Seconde Off-Centered combines the purple of the cuprit with the glimmer of the 43 mm red gold case and the smooth black of the alligator strap. Hand engraved with the mentions “1/1” and “Only Watch 2017 Cuprite”, the Grande Seconde Off-Centered will be released at the end of September to coincide with the Monaco Yacht Show. It will then be a part of the traveling exhibition targeting an international public of committed watch lovers prior to going up for auction in Geneva on Saturday, November 11th.  

“Some watches tell time, some tell a story.”

Available in:

Monaco: 

Geneva: 

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Breguet: MARINE EQUATION MARCHANTE 5887

An incredible new timepiece, Breguet’s Marine Équation Marchante is big news. It embraces different design concepts that give it an allure that is both modern and dynamic: the strap pins are highly polished, the fluting is more open, with visible sides, a crown mounted on a B with a sanded and polished base, decorated with beveled waves in tribute to the art of sailing

Characteristics: Platinum 950 case, fluted case band, sapphire case back, 43.9mm diameter, waterproof—10 bar, face in blue and gold, hand guilloched, individually number and signed by Breguet. Luminescent hours displayed with Roman numerals. Features include perpetual rotor automatic winding system, mechanical movement with running Equation of Time, perpetual calendar, 60-second tourbillon, a power reserve of 80 hours, 581DPE caliber, 57 rubies, escape wheel in silicon, and inversed anchor with silicon pins, alligator strap with adjustable buckle in gold.

Key points: Based on the automatic 581DR caliber, this watch has a 60-second tourbillon, whose titanium case houses a Breguet escape wheel with silicon balance spring. This innovation notably allows the escape wheel to reach a frequency of 4 Hz while maintaining a comfortable power reserve on an automatic timepiece.

Plus: On the back of the watch, the bridges, visible under a sapphire disk, are delicately chiseled to represent a ship in great detail, such the “Royal Louis,” a historic vessel in the French royal naval.

Price: 209,500 € (in rose gold) and 224,500 € (in platinum)

Available in:

ST BARTH: Tourbillon, Rue de la République, Gustavia

MONACO: Zegg & Cerlati, Place du Casino

GENEVA: Breguet, Rue du Rhône 40

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Tudor: born to dare

One of the most admired, gifted and successful football players of all time, a philanthropist, an entrepreneur and a global style icon, David Beckham’s life journey embodies the daring values that made Tudor what it is today.

 

Tudor is Born to Dare 

In 2017, Tudor launched a new campaign with the “Born To Dare” signature. It reflects both the history of the brand and what it stands for today. Daring individuals have long chosen Tudor while achieving the extraordinary on land, ice, in the air and underwater. It also refers to the vision of Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Tudor, who manufactured Tudor watches to withstand the most extreme conditions, watches made for the most daring lifestyle indeed. It finally tells of the singular approach Tudor is known for today, having pioneered now major trends within the watchmaking industry. 

The Tudor “Born To Dare” spirit is expressed in a campaign manifesto (below and extended version in annex) and supported globally by ambassadors whose life achievements directly result from a daring approach to life. David Beckham is one of them and Tudor is proud to welcome him to its family.

 

Devoted to the classic

David Beckham is a multi-faceted man with a taste for finer things. “Especially as an Englishman I think you really appreciate a nice suit and a nice watch. They go very well together” he says. A long-time wristwatch lover, he came to know Tudor through its sibling brand, Rolex, of which he owns several timepieces. “I was attracted to Tudor by the attention to detail I could see in their watches. I then learned about the history of the brand. One of adventure, pioneer diving and daring expeditions. I was instantly hooked”. 

David Beckham wears the Black Bay S&G, a vintage-inspired steel and gold diver’s watch as well as 

the Black Bay Chrono, a COSC-certified chronograph with column-wheel manufacture calibre drawing upon Tudor's diving and motorsports heritage.

 

Born for a purpose

As a child, David Beckham had a dream. Whenever asked about what he would want to be later in life he invariably answered “a football player”. This early drive led him to become one of the most acclaimed, loved and successful players in the history of the game. With three major clubs and 115 selections in the English football team, 59 as captain, he left his mark: 6 England Championship titles, 2 Major League Soccer cups, one time Champion of Spain and one time UEFA Champion. 

He might not have been the best scorer, nor the fastest player, but he had a unique style, both precise and spectacular. One of perfect passes, extraordinary kicks and supreme accuracy that proved decisive on the field. “Bend it like Beckham” says it all about his brand of game. By daring to go all the way, always, David Beckham made his childhood dream a reality.

Available in:

ST-BARTH:

Goldfinger, Rue de France, Gustavia

MONACO: 

Zegg & Cerlati, Place du Casino

GENEVA:

Bucherer, Quai du Mont-blanc 1

Bucherer, Rue du Rhône 45

Chrono-time, Rue de la fontaine 3

Kunz Sa, 23 Quai des Bergues

Kurd-Bader, 11 rue de la Confédération

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Vacheron Constantin: ENRICHES ITS OVERSEAS COLLECTION

Created in a spirit of casual elegance and practicality, the new Overseas watches equipped with Manufacture movements – including three new calibres – embody the new generation of self-winding timepieces inspired by the spirit of travel. The models world time, chronograph and automatic/date and small model are now offered with brown dials.

Like the other references from the Overseas collection, these new watches in steel bear the Hallmark of Geneva and are fitted with easily interchangeable bracelets/straps, a guarantee of comfort anywhere in the world.

Une signature

Flowing, ergonomic lines, subtle light effects and delicate finishes place the new Overseas models firmly within a timeless yet distinctly contemporary aesthetic universe. The curves of the case ensure seamless integration with the bracelet or strap, a feature that is both technically sophisticated and aesthetically pleasing. The six-sided bezel and the fluted crown with its grooves evoke the Maison design codes. Coated with a translucent brown lacquer that intensifies the depth effect, the dials alternate between sunburst, snailed and velvety finishes. The screwed-down caseback fitted with a sapphire crystal reveals the 22K gold oscillating weight adorned with sandblasted, polished and finely grained finishes, and with a wind rose, a universal symbol indicating the cardinal points for travelers.

Overseas heures du monde Calibre 2460 WT

The brown dial of the Overseas world time displays no less than 37 time zones, including those that are off-set by a half-hour or quarter-hour in relation to UTC time. The display comprises three parts. The centre features a “Lambert” projection map depicting the continents (enhanced by a sunburst satin-brushed finish) and the oceans (in a velvet finish), along with a translucent lacquered disc bearing the city names. A third sapphire disc laid over the map provides day/night indications by means of subtly graded smoky tints, synchronised with the 24-hour disc. Finally, a translucent lacquered velvet-finished outer ring serves to indicate the hours and minutes.

An ideal travel companion, the Overseas world time model features a 43.5 mm-diameter case housing Caliber 2460 WT. This self-winding movement patented, developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin operates at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations) per hour and enjoys a 40-hour power reserve. Its 22K gold oscillating weight bears a wind rose – a universal symbol indicating the cardinal points for travellers – adorned with sandblasted, polished and finely grained finishing. All the indications powered by this mechanism are smoothly and easily adjusted via the crown.

Overseas chronograph Calibre 5200

The Overseas Chronograph watch bearing the Hallmark of Geneva is equipped with Calibre 5200, the new self-winding chronograph movement developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin. The result of a five-year development process, this 263-component calibre is fitted with a column wheel coordinating the chronograph start, stop and reset functions, whereas a vertical coupling clutch prevents any jerking of the hand when the chronograph starts. The column wheel is adorned with a screw shaped like the Manufacture’s signature Maltese cross emblem. This movement is equipped with a twin barrel enhancing its torque and its reliability while ensuring over 50 hours of power reserve. Protected from magnetic fields by a soft iron ring, it powers the hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph and date indications. These functions are all displayed on a brown dial adorned with sunburst, snailed and velvety finishes. The gold facetted hands and hour-markers hands are coated with a luminescent material ensuring optimal readability.

The Overseas Chronograph comes in a stainless steel 42.5 mm-diameter case. Its screwed-down pushpieces, crown and caseback guarantee water-resistance to 150 metres, while its transparent back reveals a 22K gold oscillating weight adorned with a wind rose. Like the other references from the Overseas collection with blue and silver-toned dials, this new stainless steel model is delivered with three interchangeable bracelet/straps: a steel bracelet with an easy-fit system, along with rubber and leather straps. The two latter are fitted with an equally interchangeable stainless steel folding clasp.

Overseas Calibre 5100

Hours, minutes, seconds, date: this Overseas model displays essential functions with an aura of natural distinction. Nestled in a 41 mm-diameter case in stainless steel, the new Calibre 5100 entirely designed, developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin is composed of 172 parts. It beats at the rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour and is endowed with a comfortable more than 60- hour power reserve guaranteed by its twin barrels (ensuring the constancy of the torque delivered to the regulating organ). The transparent screwed-down caseback reveals the precious 22K gold oscillating weight adorned with a wind rose. This timepiece certified by the Hallmark of Geneva adopts a sunburst brown dial, swept over by gold luminescent hands and hour-markers. Anti-magnetic thanks to the soft iron ring surrounding its movement and water-resistant to 150 metres, this model lends itself to all occasions with its three interchangeable bracelet/straps: a stainless steel bracelet with an easy-fit sizing system; as well as two straps in rubber and leather respectively. The latter are supplied with an equally adjustable stainless steel folding clasp.

Overseas petit modèle Calibre 5300

The Overseas Small Model is adorned with 84 round-cut diamonds totalling over one carat and daintily set on its six-sided bezel. At the heart of its stainless steel 37 mm-diameter case beats the new Calibre 5300 developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin. This 128-part self-winding movement powers the hours, minutes and small seconds at 9 o’clock, while ensuring an approximately two-day power reserve. The Overseas small model comes with a brown dial. A pair of gold luminescent hands sweep around the matching hour-markers punctuating this perfectly legible dial face. The back of the watch provides an equally enchanting sight by revealing the 22K gold oscillating weight adorned with a wind rose. Proudly bearing the prestigious Hallmark of

Geneva, the Overseas small model in steel comes with three interchangeable bracelet/straps and an interchangeable folding clasp.

Available in:

ST-BARTH : Carat, Rue de la République, Gustavia

MONACO : Zegg & Cerlati, Place de Casino

GENÈVE : Vacheron Constantin, 1, Place de Longemalle

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Rolex cosmograph daytona

October 20, 2017

A chronometer born to race, 

Rolex is introducing three new versions of its Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona in 18 ct yellow, white or Everose gold. These versions are fitted on the innovative Oysterflex bracelet in elastomer reinforced with a metal blade, and are equipped with a monobloc Cerachrom bezel, patented by Rolex, in black ceramic. This latest evolution is a blend of high technology and sleek aesthetics, and pays tribute to the heritage of this legendary chronograph. The black bezel is reminiscent of the 1965 model that was fitted with a black Plexiglas bezel insert.

Like all Rolex watches, these new Cosmograph Daytona versions carry the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015, which ensures singular performance on the wrist.

CERACHROM BEZEL AND MEASURING SPEED

Created by Rolex in 1963, the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is a watch born to race. It has established an extraordinary track record in the world of motor sport thanks to its reliability and performance. Known simply as the “Daytona”, it has risen to the rank of an icon as one of the best known chronographs in the world.

A key part of the model’s identity is the bezel engraved with a tachymetric scale for measuring average speeds of up to 400 units of distance – miles or kilometres – per hour.

The monobloc Cerachrom bezel in high-tech ceramic offers a number of advantages: it is corrosion resistant, virtually scratchproof and the colour is unaffected by UV rays. This extremely durable bezel also offers an exceptionally legible tachymetric scale, thanks to the deposition of a thin layer of 18 ct gold or platinum in the numerals and graduations via a PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) process. The monobloc Cerachrom bezel is made in a single piece and holds the crystal firmly in place on the middle case, ensuring waterproofness.

THE OYSTER CASE, SYMBOL OF WATERPROOFNESS

The Cosmograph Daytona’s Oyster case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet), is a paragon of robustness, proportion and elegance. Its characteristically shaped middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18 ct gold. Its fluted case back is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement. The winding crown – fitted with the Triplock triple water- proofness system – as well as the chronograph pushers screw down securely against the case. Its crown guard is an integral part of the middle case. The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire. The water- proof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the Cosmograph Daytona’s high-precision movement.

PERPETUAL CALIBRE 4130

The Cosmograph Daytona is equipped with calibre 4130, a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Its architecture, a composite of Rolex technology, was completely re-engineered: the number of components for the chronograph function was reduced significantly, thereby enhancing the movement’s reliability.

The robust chronograph is engaged by a mechanism with a column wheel and vertical clutch, allowing an instant- aneous and extremely precise start. The oscillator, the true heart of the watch, has a blue Parachrom hairspring patented and manufactured by Rolex in an exclusive alloy. Insensitive to magnetic fields, the Parachrom hairspring offers great stability in the face of temperature variations and remains up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks. A Rolex overcoil ensures its regularity in any position. Calibre 4130 is equipped with a self-winding module featuring a Perpetual rotor and boasts a power reserve of approximately 72 hours.

OYSTERFLEX BRACELET AND SAFETY CLASP

The new Cosmograph Daytona versions are fitted on an Oysterflex bracelet, developed and patented by Rolex. This technical bracelet combines in a singular way the robustness and reliability of a metal bracelet with the flexibility, comfort and aesthetics of an elastomer strap. At its core lies a superelastic metal blade overmoulded with high-performance black elastomer, a material that is particularly resistant to environ- mental effects and very durable. The Oysterflex bracelet is also fitted with an 18 ct yellow, white or Everose gold Oysterlock safety clasp that prevents accidental opening. It is equipped with the ingenious Rolex-patented Easylink rapid extension system that allows the wearer to easily increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm, for additional comfort in any circumstance.

SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER CERTIFICATION

Like all Rolex watches, the Cosmograph Daytona is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. This exclusive designation testifies that the watch has successfully undergone a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria, which exceed watchmaking norms and standards. The certification applies to the fully assembled watch, after casing the movement, guaranteeing super- lative performance on the wrist in terms of precision, power reserve, waterproofness and self-winding. The precision of a Rolex Superlative Chronometer after casing is of the order of −2/+2 seconds per day, or more than twice that required of an official chronometer.

The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.

Rolex watches available at:

St Barth:

GOLDFINGER, Rue de la France, Gustavia 

Monaco: 

ZEGG & CERLATI - ROLEX, Place du Casino

ZEGG & CERLATI - ROLEX, 2 av des Spélugues

YACHT CLUB DE MONACO, Gallery, Quai Louis II

Geneva:

BUCHERER, Rue du Rhône 45

BUCHERER, Quai du Mont-Blanc 1

CHRONO-TIME, Rue de la Fontaine 3

 

©Rolex - Alain Costa

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Ermenegildo Zegna: Second Skin Capsule Collection

Ermenegildo Zegna unveils an exclusive capsule collection of trans-seasonal, lightweight pieces that can be worn as effortlessly as a second skin. The complete and coordinated selection of clothing and outerwear has been designed to meet the needs of contemporary men all over the world, with a particular emphasis on travel-ready looks. The Second Skin Capsule Collection also represents the first commercially available wardrobe from the Ermenegildo Zegna Winter 2017 collection under the artistic direction of Alessandro Sartori.

The special capsule collection has been designed for a new generation of contemporary travelers who are successful, self-confident and value a style conscious approach to comfort. Two of its pillars are innovative, lightweight outerwear blousons: the first in wool and silk with a unique knitted varsity collar and cuffs, the second in extremely light, soft nubuck leather with elastic leather cuffs and bottom. To complete the look, different color combinations of jackets, polos, knitwear, shirts, trousers and denim – all characterized by a sophisticatedly relaxed form, authentic quality and distinctively precious details – seamlessly work together and can be kept in a man’s closet for 365 days a year. 

The smart and casual approach to contemporary fashion pays tribute to iconic Zegna colors with a rich palette ranging from vicuna colour and off-white to teal, brown, navy and light grey. In addition, the highly versatile travel wardrobe includes an elegant Asola Moccasin featuring a new designed band with the cut of the buttonhole.

Ermenegildo Zegna’s Second Skin Capsule Collection will be available at its worldwide boutiques and via Zegna.com starting from mid-April, 2017.

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Geophysic®: A new collection by Jaeger-LeCoultre

Jaeger-LeCoultre reveals a new collection with pure, clean lines energized with a new caliber of Haute Horlogerie that reflects the innovative spirit of the brand.

This major watchmaker has opted to revive the legendary name in two models that perfectly blend design, technique, and ease of utilization for the XXI century: Geophysic® True Second® and Geophysic® Universal Time.

Geophysic® Universal Time, the world at your fingertips

A map of the world is outlined in silhouette, as if an invitation to travel. The sea is represented by subtle shades of blue lacquer, while the engraved continents provide perfect finishing to the dial.

Characteristics: Diameter 41.6 mm, available in stainless steel or pink gold, automatic self-winding movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 772, 40-hour reserve, 36 rubies, waterproof: 5 bar, alligator leather band 

Key points: Fascinating, the Geophysic® Universal Time allows the user to immediately see the time in all 24 major time zones on a special mobile disk. 

Plus: The time is set by means of the crown, rather than a push-button. Once the universal time is set, there is no need to readjust it while traveling the world. While traveling, all the wearer needs to do is change to the local time by moving the hour hand forward or backward, independently of the minutes and seconds to prevent loss of precision

Price: 12 800€

Available in:

St Barth: DIAMOND GENESIS, Rue de la République, Gustavia

Monaco: ZEGG & CERLATI, Place du Casino

Geneva: JAEGER-LECOULTRE, Rue du Rhône 56, 1204

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HUBLOT: DRESSES UP WITH BERLUTI

The Classic Fusion is the marriage of Berluti’s iconic luxurious Venezia leather and the innovative watch-making expertise of Hublot. This fusion of excellence defines a limited-edition timepiece, giving it a bold, stylish character.

“Style or nothing. After using denim and lace, we wanted to explore different materials for dials and straps. Leather straps are a classic option for watches, but we wanted to go beyond the traditional approach and work with the absolute most iconic leather there is. Our collaboration with Berluti was a natural choice. One of the major difficulties was the dial. It is rather complicated to use a fabric such as leather in a waterproof case. In addition, it was a challenge to perfectly match the subtleties of the strap and the dial,” points out Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot

Hublot and Berluti are contemporary alchemists. Both of these respected brands wanted to create a timepiece that has a soul and a distinctive personality. To celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Parisian shoe company in 2105, a series of straps and dials was created for the Classic Fusion model. This ingenious combination of the watch and matching shoes is a true symbol of elegance, embodying the spirit of a classic gentleman.

“After dressing the Berluti man from head to toe, our collaboration with Hublot inspired the creation of a watch that is the perfect final touch to the masculine wardrobe. Our two companies share the same level of expertise as well as a passion for excellence,” notes Antoine Arnault, CEO of Berluti

Berluti’s Venezia leather, developed by Olga Berluti, is tanned using an exclusive mineral process. This natural material is what Hublot has adopted for its dials, requiring a complex, delicate process to neutralize the organic elements of the leather, and make each dial unique. This limited edition is available in two models: their straps and dials reflect the outstanding savoir-faire of Berluti. This collaboration between Hublot and Berluti, the creator of the dial and strap, represents a new definition of excellence and a beautiful, recognizable style.

Points  of  Sale:

ST  BARTH:

Time,  Rue  de  la  République,  Gustavia

Carat,  Rue  de  la  République,  Gustavia

GENEVA:

Hublot,  86  Rue  du  Rhône

MONACO : 

Hublot, 2, Avenue de la Princesse Alice, Monte Carlo

PARIS:

Hublot,  10  Place  Vendôme,  75001

 

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fred collection 8°0

FRED has added a new chapter to its creative history with the 8°0 collection. This new line of bracelets is infused with a message that resonates as strongly as a mantra: create and define your own vision of luck.

Because some things just seem to happen naturally, FRED gave the 8°0 bracelets a graphic look that is aesthetically pleasing and uncluttered: a knot with long curves that evoke a lucky charm, in yellow, pink, or white gold, partially or entirely covered with diamonds.

With no specific start or finish, the curves on the buckle can be interpreted differently by the imagination of each wearer: sinuous in the shape of an infinity symbol, or perhaps the symbol of an eternal love, or of good fortune as 8 is considered a lucky number in certain cultures... The interpretation is intentionally left open, as if the bracelet were a talisman given special virtues, forces, or images that have a personal meaning. Easily worn by men and women, the 8°0 bracelet stands out for its universal style, which looks as pretty on a feminine arm as it does powerful on a virile wrist.

The buckle is attached to a leather strap in black, brown, or navy blue. The leather has a softness that will gain a patina over time, retaining the personal touch of the wearer.

8°0: these two numbers with their pure, simple shapes, were not picked at random but represent 8 decades of design at FRED, as the company celebrates its 80 years. And the elegance of this new line is inspired by the philosophy of founder Fred Samuel, for whom jewels should be the ultimate symbol of liberty and free expression. Now it’s your turn to define your vision of luck by wearing this trendy bracelet as a good luck charm…

Available in:

Monaco: Pavillons Monte-Carlo, Place du Casino

Geneva: Rue du Rhône

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Harry Winston: Premier Moon

Harry Winston introduces the Premier Moon Phase 36mm – an enchanting timepiece that marries the beauty of mother-of-pearl with the sophistication of a moon phase complication. Honoring the Moon Phases The Premier Moon Phase 36mm captures the serene beauty of the celestial sky, with a mesmerizing moon that appears to travel across the horizon, before finding its way behind a white mother-of-pearl design, signifying the end of the lunar cycle. The lunar cycle, hours, minutes and date display are expertly powered by the HW5201 quartz movement, exclusive to Harry Winston. The migration of the moon is visible through a crescent-shaped opening, while the hour and minutes are indicated by elegant, beveled hands. At 6 o’clock, an open circle, adorned with a yellow gold border, reveals the date. Mother-of-Pearl, Contrasting Colors, and Intricate Design Motifs The impressive face of the Premier Moon Phase 36mm uses different artistic techniques and materials to achieve a three-dimensional aesthetic, including carefully selected mother-of-pearl, contrasting colors, and expertly placed design accents. In order to create a unique and graceful dial, two shades of mother-of-pearl were used. The first, a pure white, alludes to daylight, while the second, a pearl blue, recalls the deep blue of the evening sky. The contrasting colors are meant to guide the eye to the heart of the timepiece, where the moon phase is brilliantly displayed. Gold cabochons minute markers, bring the dial to life, while the iconic hallmark for the brand – the emerald-shaped logo – stands watch at 12 o’clock. 18 brilliant-cut diamonds rest at 6 o'clock, while 12 brilliant-cut diamonds line the perimeter, serving as hour markers. Together with those on the bezel, arches and buckle, the timepiece offers 2.58 carats of the world’s most magnificent diamonds, which are perfectly complemented by the 36mm 18K rose gold case and the iridescent accents on the white alligator strap. 

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De bethune: Kind of Blue

The DB28 adopts a case in polished and blued titanium held by floating lugs for maximum comfort. Their springs indeed follow the shape of the wrist and its movements.

Its mechanical calibre with hand winding is equipped with a high frequency, ultra fast tourbillon, signed De Bethune. The lightest in the world with its minuscule 0.20 grammes for 63 parts, it beats at one-tenth of a second and makes a complete rotation in 30 seconds for superior chronometry. Its silicon balance wheel, just as its escape wheel, is encircled with a white gold ring. Its flat terminal curve, placed on the same level as the balance-spring, compensates for off-centering and facilitates its fastening. A self- regulating twin barrel developed in-house ensures constant torque in the movement. Entirely visible, the movement presents a curved delta motion work bridge in polished and blued titanium decorated with applied microsphere stars in white gold.

Decorated by hand, the parts present various types of high watchmaking finishes, with rose-work grinding on the barrel ratchets and on the back, a plate with “De Bethune” concentric graining. The hours are marked by arrow pointers in pink gold, and as an added touch of luxury, indicated by skeleton hands also fashioned in pink gold.

At once supreme and delicate, the Kind of Blue DB28T emits a singular radiance from the very material from which it is made. It truly advocates in favour of a colour that casts a magical spell.

Available in:

Saint-Barth: CARAT, Gustavia

Geneva:

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Louis Moinet: 200 years of chronograph

In honour of the memory of its illustrious founder – and on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of its rebirth – Louis Moinet unveils a visionary creation, positioning the chronograph not simply as a complication – but as a central component of the watch.

“It’s probably the most important launch we’ve ever done.” Jean-Marie Schaller, CEO of Louis Moinet, gets straight to the point in presenting Memoris. The timepiece stands at a historic crossroads: the Ateliers’ tenth anniversary, and the bi-centenary of the chronograph invented by Louis Moinet.

The chronograph as the primary function – and time as the complication

The concept began to come into being almost three years ago now, with Louis Moinet starting again from scratch. “We couldn’t draw inspiration from what had gone before; everyone else worked from the premise that the chronograph was an additional complication on top of the time function,” explains Jean-Marie Schaller. “Our starting point was the opposite: sweeping away the past and making the chronograph the heart of our design; the central component to which we then added a time function, rather than the other way round.”

In short, Ateliers Louis Moinet did exactly what the eponymous inventor of the chronograph did in his day; taking a completely different approach to watchmaking rather than attempting merely to improve on an existing model.

As a result, the timepiece lives up to every possible expectation. Each aspect of the chronograph’s action can be admired in its entirety, as soon as the pusher is pressed. The column wheel orchestrates the graceful ballet of the mechanism of steel and gears, passing information to the hands. The chronograph reigns in splendid isolation on the dial, leaving the beholder in no doubt that it is neither a skeleton nor an additional component: the all-new movement has been designed for the chronograph alone, and places it centre stage. Louis Moinet has opted to place the traditional workings of the automatic mechanism on the back of the movement, beneath the plate.

A wholly new approach to the casing

To showcase the chronograph in the style it deserves, Louis Moinet has redeveloped practically every decorative item, with a new case, new hands, a new dial, a new oscillating weight, a new folding clasp, and more.

As a bonus, Louis Moinet has come up with a wholly exclusive use of synthetic gemstones. Usually destined to serve as good pivots and provide proper lubrication of the movement components, gemstones have now found a new purpose elsewhere. Black zircon, in a screwed setting, has been used decoratively – on the case horns.

The final result of all this is Memoris: a 46 mm timepiece, available in pink gold or white gold, in three limited editions of just 60 pieces each. Embodying the essence of true commemoration – all the life of the present, rooted in history – it links Louis Moinet’s heritage with the creative vision of the Ateliers that today honour his memory. 

Points of Sale:

ST BARTH:

Carat, Rue de la République, Gustavia

GENEVA:

Les Ambassadeurs, 62 rue du Rhône

MONACO:

Stardust, Hôtel de Paris, Place du Casino

Kronometry 1999, La Regina, 13, Boulevard des Moulins 

PARIS:

Kronometry 1999, 60, Rue François 1ER, 75008

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Audemars Piguet: Royal oak offshore diver

Following the success of the 2016 launch of the Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph in a range of fizzing bright and vibrant dial colours, Audemars Piguet now introduces the non-chronograph model in similarly exciting hues.

The sleek dark-blue Royal Oak Offshore Diver, with easy to switch out rubber straps in blue or yellow. An exceptional diving watch, water-resistant to 300m, with bright yellow diving scale and zone from 60 to 15 minutes on the rotating inner bezel.

This piece is equiped with a stainless steel case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, blue rubber-clad screw-locked crowns.

Points of sale : 

ST BARTH:

Diamond Genesis, Rue de la République, Gustavia

GENEVA: 

Audemars Piguet, 12, Place de la Fusterie

Audemars Piguet, Grand hotel Kempinski, Quai du Mont-Blanc 19

MONACO:

Audemars Piguet, 2, Avenue des Spélugues

PARIS: 

Audemars Piguet, 15, Rue Royale 75008 Paris

Audemars Piguet, 46, Rue Pierre Charron, 75008 Paris, France

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