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Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Ultra Thin Moon 39 watch

Jaeger has again demonstrated that the heart of their time pieces is a consumer-oriented style with an edge as evidenced by the bespoke Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Ultra Thin Moon 39 model.

The visually simple, clean and cut watch doesn’t stand out with complex mechanisms or glistening gems, but its strength lies in the subtle elegance, utility and robust built instead. It is balanced and classy in its own unique way with discretion being its strong suit – something gentlemen will surely appreciate.

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It comes in three versions – in rose gold with an Eggshell beige dial ( 16.200EUR), in rose gold with a slate dial (16.600EUR) and in stainless steel with a silver dial (8.350EUR). The newest addition includes a stainless steel case with a black sunburst dial – a darker and considerably more elegant model. The case features the signature Jaeger slim and bevelled lugs, slim bezel, large opening of the dial and a polished finish.  The dimensions are adequate and permit for a firm comfortable fit around the wrist.

With a slightly domed dial, the Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Ultra Thin Moon 39 is reminiscent of the 1960s vintage dress watches. The dial features 12 applied facetted indexes, a minute track and the logo of the brand – minimalistic and elegant. The sub-dial at 6 comprises the moon-phase indicator and the date. The dauphine hands are visible in every light condition thanks to the angle of finishing – one side is polished and the other is sandblasted.

The model boasts Jaeger’s signature in-house movement with a 925 calibre. 43 hours of power reserve when fully wound are guaranteed by the self-winding movement mechanism.

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What’s most striking about this model is that it accompanied by a ‘Master Control 1000 Hours’ certification, meaning that every watch has been tried and tested on precision and reliability for 1,000 hours prior to being delivered to the client. The alligator leather strap with a double folding buckle provides a nice finish to the refined model that is the epitome of balance and subtle elegance.

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Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Aerolithe watch

Swiss watches are known for their meticulous craftsmanship, exceptional engineering and classic design, but Parmigiani Fleurier brings one extra quality to this fine combination and that is the unique art of watch restoration.
The company’s latest partnership with Bugatti produces a remarkable timepiece that is the epitome of masculine elegance and timeless class – the Parmigiani Bugatti Aerolithe Flyback Chronograph watch. Its design is simple and clean with some Bugatti elements that are blended much more seamlessly than in its predecessor.

The case is made of 18k white gold and titanium with a width of 41mm. The chronograph pushers are designed to fit into the lugs on the left side of the case, which is a particular rare sight in modern watches. This separation of chronograph pushers and crown is most famous in the TAG Heuer chronographs from the 60s and 70s and seeing it again in a contemporary timepiece is a pleasant surprise.

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Another captivating feature of the model is the flawless execution of the case. Its luxurious feel is the result of careful combination of polished and brushes surfaces that complement the design beautifully. The most captivating element of the design is, without a doubt, the date disc with its expanded date design. It’s effective and elegant through a unique blend of non-traditional metallic color of the date disc and the attractive font.

All of Parmigiani’s watches stand out with their impeccable automatic movement and the Bugatti Aerolithe Flyback Chronograph is no exception. Although significantly more simple than other Parmigiani mechanisms, the flyback chronograph movement is still quite attractive to observe through the rear of the case.
The model comes in two dial colour options – metallic blue and metallic champagne. Both are unique and well-rendered and will make a perfect addition to the wardrobe of the modern urban man. The Hermes alligator leather strap provides the perfect finish for the sophisticated model, which retails for $27,000.

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Zenith’s 150th anniversary-edition watches

The bespoke watch-making company Zenith is celebrating its 150th anniversary with style and class With reputation for high quality and stylish functionality and being particularly admired for its range of aviation watches and the El Primero movement, the brand is known for pushing the boundaries of innovation in horology. The way they have chosen to celebrate the special occasion is by collaborating with luxury store Harrods for a month-long celebration, featuring displays on four of the store’s prime windows.

From historic models like the intricate and exquisite enamelled and engraved pocket watches from the distant 1910 to a replica of a historic Lancia Stratos rally car, marking Zenith’s sponsorship of the Paris-Biarritz car rally – there will be a wide array of the brand’s most infamous creations on sale in the store and on their website. Two special models will be the highlight of the exhibition – one is the rose-gold version made of the partially skeletonised Academy Christophe Colombe model with price available on request. It features a revolutionary gyroscopic regulatory system and a brilliant sapphire crystal dome on the dial. The other is a £7,300 anniversary edition of the El Primero Chromonaster 1969 watch that will be available for a month. A limited number of one hundred and fifty pieces will be made with unique numbers.

The exclusive model is accentuated by rarity and is a fine example of the brand’s superior craftsmanship and traditions cultivated over centuries. The previous materials make for a robust case with an opening that reveals the legendary beating heart of the El Primero movement. The finishing includes an oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif with a 6.60mm thickness. With its bold colours and clean, cut lines – the watch is a worthy tribute to classic rally cars, capturing their bespoke ambiance. The silicon escape-wheel and lever put a nice finishing touch to the outstanding accessory.

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TAG Heuer Carrera Lady Calibre 9 watch

Discover the glittering allure of diamonds in the TAG Heuer Carrera Lady Calibre 9 watch. It is a stunning piece that combines modern simplicity with timeless elegance. Its brilliant and minimalistic design attracts attention with quality and attention to detail.
The Carrera Lady Calibre 9 watch from TAG Heuer comes in a 28mm stainless steel case with an eye-catching sunray dial surrounded by a halo of 56 Top Wesselton diamonds engraved on the bezel. The TAG Heuer Carrera is an iconic watch created by Jack Heuer in the distant 1964 and is closely associated with fast cars and races. The collection has undergone a subtle redesign and is gaining more and more popularity with its return to smaller-sized women’s watches.

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The automatic movement on the Carrera Lady Calibre 9 Watch powers the hours, minutes, seconds and date functions and the fully-integrated steel bracelet gives it an attractive bracelet-like profile. The TAG Heuer Carrera Lady watch gets its appeal from the combined charm of a sporty feel with a touch of glamour and is water-resistant to 100 metres.
With a retail price of £ 3,100 it oozes style and elegance. The pure mother-of-pearl dial perfectly complements the polished steel bezel and the 56 Top Wesselton diamonds. The H-shaped steel bracelet is strikingly simple yet effective with its clean cut design – something unusual for a female watch. The combination works to the model’s advantage, however, creating a piece that is both aesthetically pleasing and technically superior to other models in the series.
The back of the case allows for observation of the intricate movement of the elements thanks to the sapphire case. All in all – this is the ideal piece of jewellery that combines timeless elegance and modern simplicity: a perfect gift for any occasion for those who value the finer things in life.

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Chanel J12 Moonphase watch

The Chanel J12 collection contains time pieces whose modernity goes far beyond the standards of their time with two models being particularly mesmerizing – the J12-365 and the J12 Moonphase watches. Statutory and luminous, both models are made of ceramic material with satin-finished dials that are the epitome of timeless elegance. Since its introduction 14 years ago, the J12 range has become a best seller and its newer revamped models do a fine job in continuing the legacy.

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The Chanel J12-365 watch has been given a subtle facelift, which resulted in a larger case, a more delicate and refined look. It comes with a white or black case, respectively for the female and male version of the model and can be enhanced with steel or beige gold – an 18k gold alloy developed exclusively for Chanel. Its diameter is 35mm and has a self-winding mechanical movement with a 42- hour power reserve. It is water-resistant to 100 metres and comes in eight exclusive versions: black ceramic with steel or beige gold and a choice of diamonds, or white ceramic with steel or beige gold and a choice of diamonds. The watch starts retailing at €6,900.

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Chanel’s fascination with the stars shines through in the J12 Moonphase watch – a spectacular piece with inimitable charm. It is a perfect combination of modernity, elegance and mystery with its refined design and technical superiority. The complex mechanism tracks the moon phases, displaying them in a small circle on the front dial: new moon, first quarter, full moon and the last quarter. The deepblue aventurine dial features the four main phases of the moon and is adorned with a serpentine hand in polished steel. The watch’s bezel can be set with diamonds or in high-tech ceramic, is considerably thinner with a wider dial featuring satin and “guilloché” finishes in the finest watchmaking tradition. The J12 Moonphase’s listed price is €6,900.

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Spring trends in women’s watches

This Spring season has seen some dramatic suggestions from an array of renowned brans – showcased in this year’s edition of Baselworld – a surreal blend of Faberg’s technique, Jacob & Co.’s relentless quality and Hublot’s exuberance. 2015 saw the long-awaited comeback of worldwide famous brand Fabergé.

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The brand introduced a spectacular time piece, conceived from e fleeting idea and a trip to the mystical Faraway East. Much like its signature creations – the watch is richly decorated with precious stones in an exuberant manner, but surprisingly manages to remain delicately feminine –a true work-of-art. The proud peacock, serving as the main element on the dial is intricately carved with the richly-adorned feathers falling down one at a time to indicate time.

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Or as Jean-Marc eloquently put it “Women love complications, which is the reason behind the birth of a line that combines elements of Fabergé’s heritage with some interesting technical features.” Price for the stunning creation is available on request at any one of the brand’s boutiques.

Jacob Arabo has long had an undying passion for diamonds, which is the founding point behind Jacob & Co. The richly-adorned $18 million unique watch sports the spectacular number of over 20 diamonds of 3 carats encrusted on the bezel. It is as stylish as it is flamboyant, and its technical engineering is just as intricate and eye-catching as the exterior. For the 10th Anniversary of the Big Bang Hublot range, ten million limited editions of 10 paved pieces worth $1 million each will be released. Every piece is unique in colour variation.

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There is no other piece that makes such a strong and bold statement as this one – every part of the watch is crafted in meticulous detail with an array of gems and precious metals used. Designed by none other than Pierre Salanitro himself – the piece is a true testament to the artist’s vision and ideal for timeless beauty.

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The Chanel J12-365 watch

It’s not hard to guess why the new time piece from Chanel – their visually captivating J12-365 model – is called ‘the watch for all occasions’. Its effortless elegance and simple, clean and alluring design make it a perfect horology specimen.

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The unique style is a blend of modern minimalism, impeccable engineering and stunning craftsmanship – the three things that have carved Chanel’s legacy into what the brand stands for today. TheChanel J12-365 black high-tech ceramic watch consists of beige gold -an alloy exclusive to Chanel – as well as a Guilloché-finished black dial with diamonds in the inner bezel and small seconds. It come in gold, ceramic and diamonds and is priced at £12,500.

Its built is just as impressive as its design with a self-winding mechanical movement and a 42-hour power reserve. It is water-resistant up to 100 metres and is made of highly scratch-resistant material.

Though Chanel were not the first to popularise ceramic watches, it is quite evident they have taken these pieces to a new level of sophistication and class through the creative blending of materials, creating one of the most important timepieces of this era.

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The new beige gold – an alloy exclusive to Chanel – goes along nicely with the facelift the J12 range has received. While it is an 18k gold alloy or 75% pure gold in content – its unmatched elegance and subtle class make it perfect for those who don’t wish to attract attention with image, but rather with quality and content.
Its case is slightly larger at 36.5 mm in diameter with the new guilloche dial featuring a sub-seconds at six. The refined design and choice of models has already made it one of the most coveted accessories. Apart from the six separate styles, the J12-365 is also available in a male and female version.

 

 

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The limited-edition Wright Flyer watch from Bremont

Bremont has just unveiled the ultimate aviation watch – a time piece of outstanding quality and craftsmanship that makes a strong statement. Its one-of-a-kind built incorporates 1903 wright flyer materials, including its first proprietary movement.

wright flyer bremont watch The limited edition Wright Flyer is the ultimate aviation-inspired watch thanks to its mechanical precision, remarkable history and unique design. Bremont’s aviation heritage goes back to 1903 – the year when the Wright Brothers built and designed the in Dayton, Ohio. This partnership with the famous aviation family has led to the creation of iconic limited edition watches, incorporating genuine historic artefacts, which makes it possible for clients to own a piece of history. Unveiled inJuly 2014 at the Science Museum in London, the Limited Edition Bremont Wright Flyer boasts original fabric from the 1903 Wright Flyer aircraft as well as the BWC/01 – Bremont’s very first proprietary movement.

The watch exhibits a 25 jewel, 33.4mm movement with a 50+ hour power reserve, Glucydur balance and a hairspring that is adjusted with a micro-metric screw. This makes the piece extremely precise and robust in addition to being one of the most elegant beautifully-finished watches ever made – a ‘a suitable choice for the Wright brothers’ legacy.’

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The special aviation-inspired watch is a masterful combination of the invaluable muslin used to cover the 1903 Wright Flyer and Bremont’s new BWC/01 movement. The series features three stunning models – the Rose Gold White Gold and Stainless Steel, starting at £17,950. All pieces boast a highly efficient double reverser bi-directional winding mechanism and a sapphire crystal window. The case can be made in a variety of materials – polished stainless steel, rose gold or white gold. All of these feature Bremont’s Trip-Tick® case construction with integrated decoration ring with a 43mm case diameter. On the back all cases have engravings with the specific limited edition serial number. An alligator strap completes the elegant design of the case and makes this timepiece as remarkable as it should be for the legacy it continues.

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Apple’s Watch – The mark of a new era

With Apple releasing its most daring and visionary product yet – the iWatch – it’s hardly a surprise that it’s been the centre of attention of major media outlets across the globe for quite some time. The revolutionary device marks a new chapter in the way technology has the power to influence our lives for the better.

The device features a custom-built UI for all your wrist-borne apps, as well as a pressure-sensitive touchscreen. It operates in conjunction with your iPhone, allowing it to track time within 50 milliseconds of the definitive global standard. There is even an option for customization the way it displays the time and date for a more personal touch.

With an impressive variety of 34 configurations available upon launch, prices will start at £299 for the 38mm and £339 for the 42mm versions of the Sport Model and reach £13,500 for the 32mm 18-carat Rose Gold case with Rose Grey Modern Buckle. There are a number of combinations available, such as a Stainless Steel face, a Space Black Case with Space Black Stainless Steel Link bracelet and a Rose Gold Case with White Sports Band.

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Adding a physical dimension to connectivity is the thing Apple prides itself most on with an otherworldly technology that allows users to stay on top of messages and e-mails in real time. The feature of ‘taptic’ haptic feedback provides a gentle tap with each incoming message.

A number of fun and convenient apps will be available in the Apple store and will fully transform your all-day activity. Users can send sketches, pictures, taps and even their heartbeat. This watch is an absolute must-have for sports enthusiast as with time it learns the user’s activity and fitness level and can use the data to improve the accuracy of measurements and suggest personalized all-day activity goals.

The three distinctive collections will offer a variety of choices so users can find the one that best suits their lifestyle. But the important thing to keep in mind is that the new device from Apple is so much more than a simple watch – it’s a technological bridge that aims to make communication easier, faster and more reliable than ever before.

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Seasonal Floral Watches for Women

This Spring witnesses a real floral trend sweeping the feminine time pieces section with floral watches becoming a centre element on the accessories front. The renowned brand Piaget reinvents itself in a remarkable way with rebirth and uniqueness being at the core of its new and exotic take on horology and jewellery. They bring beautiful and intricately-carved floral watches that are as exquisite as they are feminine – a truly awe-inspiringly breath-taking combination.

The ethereal beauty and eternal elegance of the rose is eloquently captured and portrayed in the fabulous Limelight Blooming Rose (starting from £33,700), which turns into an eight-petal rose when rotated on the wrist. This is truly one of the brand’s personal victories when it comes to creating a piece that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

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In fact, the designer’s love for the queen of the flower kingdom shines through in Piaget’s Rose Passion collection with models starting from as little as £28,500. Every watch is carved with the highest attention to detail and boasts precious stones arranged jupon-style around the dial to mimic the silhouette of petals. The resulting effect from this high-quality craftsmanship is a naturalistic and gentle undulation to the bezel. The dial is made of cloisonné enamel and its trompe-l’oeil quality has been achieved through delicate needlework. Another fascinating feature the watches possess is the addition to the battery is the decorative-embellishment techniques with the grand name of micro-peinture a l’aiguille. The most mesmerizing feature of these time blooms is the delicate embroidery -one that perfectly captures and reflects femininity.

In another collection we see Chanel’s signature camellia on the dial of their new Mademoiselle Privé (priced at £59,000), which has a staggering impressionistic effect. Dior doesn’t fall far behind with their luminous Grand Ball series, where diamonds, tsavorites, opals, sapphires and mother-of-pearl are generously used to capture the flamboyance of the swishing ball gowns and abundant beauty of the floral world.

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