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Luxury watches – Timepieces

HUBLOT MP-05 LAFERRARI – A TRIBUTE TO THE FXX K

A NEW SCENE IN LONDON FOR H. MOSER & CIE.

Starting August 1st, 2015, H. Moser & Cie. watches will be available at Harrods, in their prestigious Fine Watch Room. A magnificent setting for the Neuhausen manufacture and a beautiful collaboration with a partner, reflecting the work of Edouard Meylan, CEO of H. Moser & Cie., and his team.Moser

Exceptionally rare, for the company with an annual production of 1,200 parts, H. Moser & Cie. watches will soon be available at Harrods in London. This very positive development for the manufacture is in recognition of the values ​​inherent since its inception in 1828. H. Moser & Cie. then was already synonymous with quality, elegance, but above all the manufacture of exceptional watches. Heinrich Moser, founder of the company, cultivated a genuine entrepreneurial spirit. He inspired the current watch collection from the Manufacture in Neuhausen, which is equipped exclusively with movements manufactured in-house that are rich in ingenious technical innovations. Heinrich Moser’s leadership changed the watchmaking craft as practiced in his family for generations and modernized it, developing in-house production, international service and a network of retailers. Heinrich Moser was a forerunner with his business model, pursued today in a similar form by much larger global watchmaking groups.
In honour of the famous London retail institution, H. Moser & Cie. has created a special edition of its Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Funky Blue: the electric blue dial meets a kudu leather strap with blue stitching and the inscription “Made with Love”. The watchmaker takes part in the initiative launched by Harrods to celebrate exceptional craftsmanship with a limited edition available exclusively in the iconic London Knightsbridge store.
These strong arguments from H. Moser & Cie. are set to attract discerning Harrods clientele, in keeping with the entrepreneurial spirit, visionary strategy and values of its founder: ingenuity, entrepreneurship, independence and innovation with a little provocative touch that makes all the difference.

A STEP BEYOND THE FUTURE HAUTLENCE UNVEILS ITS NEW CONCEPT D’EXCEPTION, VORTEX

HTL_VORTEX_3_600x340The Neuchâtel-based contemporary watchmaker HAUTLENCE unveils its second and highly awaited Concept d’Exception, VORTEX. First launched in 2010, HAUTLENCE’s Concept d’Exception timepieces are extremely sought-after thanks to their extraordinary displays of time powered by incredible mechanical solutions that push the boundaries of traditional watchmaking. Avant-garde and daring, VORTEX is a true showcase of HAUTLENCE’s boundless creativity and audacious approach to watchmaking, reinterpreting all the design codes that are dear to the brand, such as a multi-level reading of time, materials that play on transparency and the use of nonconformist shapes. VORTEX is much more than simply a wristwatch; it is truly an exceptional timepiece featuring three patents in a mind-blowing three-dimensional case that offers a glimpse of its impressive movement from all sides. Inspired by contemporary architecture, this unique case flaunts a new look every hour as the cage of the regulating organ rotates 60 degrees every 60 minutes, thus turning VORTEX into a mesmerising mechanical piece of art.
“Pushing the boundaries whilst respecting tradition,” explains Founder and CEO of HAUTLENCE Guillaume Tetu while summing up the launch of VORTEX. “The idea behind the watch was to reveal our creative approach to watchmaking in a new Concept d’Exception. Ergonomic, contemporary and truly avant-garde, VORTEX remains true to HAUTLENCE’s design codes with its multi-level display of time, play on transparency, nonconformist geometry and link between mechanics and aesthetics. By combining all of these elements, we have created a watch that is powerful and majestic.”


Limited to 88 pieces, VORTEX displays half-trailing hours, retrograde minutes and a power-reserve indicator. Its futuristic and lively design changes every hour, as the entire regulating organ rotates 60 degrees every 60 minutes. Powering this new timepiece is a redesigned and reinterpreted version of the innovative in-house automatic calibre HR2.0 presented in the first Concept d’Exception. Named HLR2.0, this impressive new calibre is angled at 90 degrees, resulting in a remarkably ergonomic and modern timepiece.
HAUTLENCE collaborated with the prominent Parisian design studio BBDC, Berra Blanquer Design Consultants, to create VORTEX’s eye-catching and state-of-the-art design inspired by contemporary architecture. BBDC is active in many industries and is renowned for having brought to life several bestselling watch designs ever since its foundation in 1996.
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FREDERIQUE CONSTANT celebrates the refined elegance of the HEALEY car with the vintage Rally Collection

 

Vintage Rally Healey Chronograph Automatic

Swiss watch manufacturer Frederique Constant known for its unique and classical watches is delighted to present you a new model within its successful Vintage Rally Collection: the Healey Chronograph Automatic. HealeyFrederique Constant has been for many years involved in various forms of motorsports, especially with vintage car rallies, as the brand is a longstanding and faithful partner of the famous Austin Healey car brand. Lately we were very honoured to welcome 4 original Austin Healey cars from the Southern Counties Club to our Manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates. The four drivers came from the United-Kingdom with their beautifully conserved vintage Healey cars.

Driving for a tour of Switzerland and Italy, they were curious about the partnership of the watch manufacturer and the carmaker. They were impressed by our working facilities and capabilities. It was a perfect occasion for us to show to real Austin Healey enthusiasts our new Vintage Rally Healey Chronograph – and they loved it. Their passion for these vintage cars mirroring our passion for watches was intense.

Both carmaker and watchmaker have in common the engineering, the innovation and the artistic impression. Mechanical genius never ceases to excite and delight, especially when that marvel is a perfectly tuned engine in a fast-moving machine. Whilst beautifully crafted sports cars are an absolute fascination, so are timepieces.

Both are high-precision machines meant for ultimate use and pleasure. With this in mind, our designers created the Vintage Rally Healey chronograph, a timepiece with a motorsports heritage that combines timeless contemporary design with sporty elegance.

This timepiece is driven by the precise FC-397 automatic chronograph calibre. It has 25 jewels and a 46-hour power reserve. Its unique design is underlined with sub-dials that include a 30-minute counter at 3’oclock and small continuous seconds at 9 o’clock.

This watch features a three-part rose gold plated polished stainless steel case classically sized at 42 mm and a convex sapphire crystal that offers protection from the elements. The transparent case back allows us to see the movement, which will delight all watch enthusiasts.

In our eyes, the green dial accents give this chronograph a strong sporting character. The rose gold plated hands and the applied indexes are finished with superluminova, which stands out in the dark. With it’s distinctive styling design and the signature of the Healey’s logo, this watch is the quintessential of Frederique Constant.

Water-resistant up to 50 metres, the Vintage Rally Healey Chronograph comes with a brown leather strap with big holes, to add to the style factor; a fine balance between sport and elegance.

This new Vintage Rally Healey Chronograph is also available with a silver polished stainless steel case with a black leather strap.

Similar to every masterpiece, the Vintage Rally Healey Chronographs are limited to just 2888 numbered pieces. Finally, every timepiece comes with a beautifully designed gift box and a magnificent Healey NOJ393 car miniature model.

CRESCENDO, a very special new watch from CENTURY

 

 

664.7.X.G11.6Q.CZK_SM14

664.7.X.G11.6Q.CZK CRESCENDO MASTER IMPERIAL

 

 

 

CRESCENDO, a very special new watch from CENTURY that offers a virtuoso celebration of life’s most precious moments.

Part of the MASTER IMPERIAL collection, CRESCENDO captures the awakening of spring to take winter’s place. It is the return of sunshine as the air becomes warmer, day by day. The delicate melting of snow, gradually revealing the first flowers. CRESCENDO announces the arrival of a season that allows time to blossom.

An extraordinary and unique piece, CRESCENDO seduces at first sight with its innovative design. Once again, the master craftsmen at CENTURY have brought to life a totally new face, using one of the most advanced jewellery techniques: the snow setting.

Nestled right next to one another, the different diamond cuts create a subtle and sophisticated effect. Individually selected, the sparkling stones appear to have been placed randomly, evoking the floral swirls of the hand-engraved dial, like the most precious dewdrops. Surrounding the bezel, this display recalls the wonder we feel before an immaculate carpet of snow pierced by the first blooms. Whatever the evocation, the design procures a sense of instant and natural freshness, like that felt at dawn on a day that promises to be special.

Complex yet perfectly pure, CRESCENDO dazzles with the 64 translucent facets of the CENTURY sapphire in a palladium hue. Cut and polished entirely by hand, they perform a veritable symphony of light, their radiant effect accentuated by the delicate curve of the case in 18 ct. white gold.

The beneficiary of the finest jewellery expertise, CRESCENDO is without a doubt a watch designed to partake in the rarest moments. Mounted on an elegant alligator strap, it reinvents the rules of supreme luxury through the prism of elegance and extreme femininity. This unique perspective offers an enchanting glimpse into the mystery of the passing of time.

664.7.X.G10.69.CZK

Model in 18 ct. white gold with 592 snow-set diamonds (2.938 ct.). CENTURY sapphire with 64 facets cut and polished by hand. Hand-engraved gold dial. Quartz movement. Alligator leather strap.

664.7.X.G11.6Q.CZK

Model in 18 ct. white gold with 195 snow-set diamonds (0.985 ct.) and 397 snow-set pink sapphires (2.416 ct.). CENTURY sapphire with 64 facets cut and polished by hand. Hand-engraved gold dial. Quartz movement. Alligator leather strap.

Van Der Bauwede Genève – Baselworld Models

VDBA watch and jewellery company for several generations, Van Der Bauwede Genève epitomizes ultimate luxury and displays boundless creativity in fulfilling your desires. Endowed with unique Swiss know-how and proven technical expertise, our teams of designers, watchmakers and jewellers demonstrate an exuberantly imaginative approach enabling them to create models distinguished by daring shapes and subtle nuances.

vdbtwilight1This year the major new watch model is synonymous with horolgoical complication with the VDB Legend T. Crown collection for men, equipped with a Tourbillon and retailing at CHF 19,800. For ladies, the TWILIGHT collection is in spotlight, with watches driven by calibres 15 and 10 on the one hand; as well as fine jewellery and jewellery models featuring a number of non-set and gem-set creations interpreting the same vampire-style theme. Finally, the IVY CLASSIC straps, a brand signature for the past 20 years, are making a grand comeback in the form of IVY PRECIOUS models set with diamonds of various colours and matching the stunning rings of the HENNA collection, brimming with vivid arabesque motifs inspired by oriental designs.

The must-have collections such as the VDB Legend Rider collections for men, and the women’s SNAKE, NEB-K, OCEAN DREAM, BUTTERFLY or VDB Diamond Solitaire watch, fine jewellery and jewellery collections are all there and are interpreted in countless different ways procuring a wide variety of pleasures.


vdbtwilight2The TWILIGHT collection is dedicated to the deep-seated
emotions we can feel pulsing through our veins. TWILIGHT
is an invitation to catch a glimpse of eternity. Embodying
both light and darkness it offers contrasts as powerful
as day and night, fire and ice, black and white – while
revealing a ‘blood’ red shade and exuding a rock-inspired
appeal.

 

Pendant 00754
750 white gold (30 g)
Set with 1.25 cts of white diamonds, 1.70 cts
of black diamonds, 31.97 cts of heart-shaped
rubellites and 4.26 cts of teardrop-shaped
rubellites
Earrings 00755
750 white gold (20 g)
Set with 0.24 cts of white diamonds, 2.50 cts
of black diamonds, 18.34 cts of oval-shaped
rubellites and 3.12 cts of teardrop-shaped
rubellites
Ring 00757
750 white gold (21 g)
Set with 0.80 cts of white diamonds, de 1.25 cts
of black diamonds and 14.02 cts of rubellites
Ring 00758
750 white gold (20 g)
Set with 1.50 cts of white diamonds, 0.12 cts of
black diamonds and 11.10 cts of rubellites

Wryst Timepieces reveals the new “Motors & Shoreline” Luxury Sports Watches

The New Badass Sports Timepieces from WRYST

The Wryst Motors MS1 & MS2 watches are dedicated to Motorsports, Supercars, Formula 1 & all Racing Sports. In limited edition of 99 pieces, these exclusive luxury watches will most likely make you feel very special and up for a challenge… With a high-tech bi-color strap and black DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating on the case, the crown and the bold square buckle, this is the ideal chronograph for your favorite high-risk and adrenaline races.

Wryst Motors MS1

Wryst Motors MS2

Wryst SHORELINE Collection:

The Shoreline ‘LX’ collection proves to be dedicated to individualist gents & women with energy, style and charisma. Built and manufactured in the Swiss traditions, Wryst Timepieces excel watchmaking and redefine elegance and refinement with gold, pink gold and brushed stainless steel casing. Enjoy wearing your lifestyle for your favorite water sports, winter sports, outdoor sportive activities and VIP nights out. Only 99 pieces of each reference LX4, LX5 & LX6 will ever be produced.
Wryst Shoreline LX4
Wryst Shoreline LX5
Wryst Shoreline LX6

Valentine’s Gifts for Him

by LUX Worldwide

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Bremont Alt1-C Classic

Not been given any hints as to what the man in your life want’s for Valentine’s? Let us help…

Although they may be reluctant to actually come out and say it, most men long for a Valentine’s present at least as much as women, yet typical gentlemanly reserve normally puts paid to these pleas. Indeed, shopping for men is notoriously difficult, especially around an occasion in which so easily slides into oversentimentality.

Despite the troubles, it’s worth persevering. No matter what, he won’t forget the stunning watch or beautiful briefcase you bought him, and you can be sure that you won’t regret it either. If you’re having a little difficulty deciding on what exactly to get, we have selected a range of gifts that any man would be overjoyed to receive.

Bremont Alt1-C Classic

Bremont’s inherent Britishness always makes them a firm favourite in the world of men’s watches, and what man could resist the ruggedly elegant looks of the Alt1-C Classic? The large yet mostly unadorned case and simple, pared-down dial add a touch of refinement to an otherwise practical watch, which just so happens to be highly accurate – COSC certified in fact.

Designed first and foremost as a pilots watch, the Alt1-C Classic lives up to its name in timeless elegance. Rugged enough to brave the elements while sporting a level of sophistication to match any boardroom. The design itself, particularly with the beautiful cream dial, complemented by black subdials, is one that is never going to age and, with the Alt1-C collection as a whole reaching almost iconic status, It’s a piece that will look as good now as it does in twenty years’ time.

Available from MR PORTER here

Graf Von Faber-Castell Classic Pen

Why is a pen never around when you need one? Usually because the person looking for one doesn’t own a pen worth keeping to hand. A luxurious writing instrument is something which, as beautiful and ornate as they can get, is inherently useful. And it always looks good when signing a cheque. While brands such as Montblanc and Montegrappa are normally the go-to manufacturers, sometimes it’s worth going for something a little more unique.

Graf Von Faber-Castell are anything but ordinary. From the distinctive clip to the unusual patterns and materials, each writing instrument is a carefully constructed work of artisanal skill and expertise. More than that, they draw admiration like few other pens. After all, it’s not often you see a finely made fountain pen with a wooden barrel. Graf’s Classic in rare Grenadilla is particularly eye-catching, with a grain unique to each pen. This is what makes it particularly special – there’s not another exactly like it anywhere in the world.

Available in store at New Cavendish Jewellers

Belstaff Roadmaster Jacket                     Graf Von Faber-Castell Classic Pen         Hermès Terre d`Hermès

Montblanc Meisterstuck Selection   Paul Smith Casey Loafers                        Ties from Drakes

Double Gusset Briefcase

Montblanc Meisterstück Selection Double Gusset Briefcase

Every professional needs a briefcase that does them justice. Turning up to a meeting with a battered messenger bag or, perish the thought, a rucksack, does not exactly do credit to the man carrying them. On the other hand an elegant, luxurious briefcase is likely to make those around the table stand up and take notice. The Meisterstück Double Gusset Briefcase from Montblanc is precisely that.

Handmade from the finest Italian leather, the pared-down look of the beautifully understated briefcase is second-to-none, adding a touch of class to a practical necessity. Practical it indeed is, with two large compartments and additional pocket to keep everything in order. The leather too, fine though it is, is hardwearing enough to survive the commute for years to come. With the iconic Montblanc emblem marking the finishing though, the Meisterstück signals some serious style.

Available online at www.montblanc.com

Paul Smith Coral Leather Casey Loafers

Sometimes restraint is a good thing – board meetings, fine dining – yet sometimes you just want to cut loose. At times like this, restraint is most definitely not what you want. Instead a confident man wants something fun, bold and eye-catching, and what could be more so than some bright red shoes?

Paul Smith as ever injects some energy into an otherwise classical item. His Casey Loafers are arguably the ultimate casual shoe, comfortable and easy to wear yet undeniably stylish. In bright red, it takes a big personality to pull them off, but the results are worth it. The ideal injection of colour into an otherwise subdued outfit, just wearing them is a style statement, one that shows that the man wearing them knows how to dress to impress.

Available online at www.paulsmith.co.uk

Belstaff Roadmaster Jacket

The Roadmaster Jacket by Belstaff is the ultimate accessory for the gentlemen with a penchant for biking. Whether that is a passion they put to fruition on the back of a Harley or not, a Belstaff jacket is as stylish as it is protective.

Launched in 1924 by Harry Grosberg, Belstaff has a rich and varied past and thus have a collection to celebrate this. Their most popular designs of past and present are encompassed into one collection aptly named ‘The Legends Collection.’ One of their most recognisable ‘Legends’ designs, the Roadmaster, features Belstaff’s classic ergonomic design and is constructed from lightweight waxed cotton offering versatility and defence against the elements.

Carefully considered with the motorcyclist in mind, the timeless jacket has been perfected over generations and adapted for individual advantage. Belstaff, as always, have managed to create something that makes you want to live the lifestyle their clothes emanate. Innately cool and perennially chic, a Roadmaster Jacket by Belstaff is the perfect gift for the adventurous type.

Available online at www.belstaff.co.uk

Ties from Drakes

A tie is a timeless gift, some would say a failsafe other would say unoriginal. However, if the gent in your life appreciates a good quality accessory over a romantic fad, a silk tie from a reputable brand such as Drakes is just the right gift. To add a touch of romance to the occasion why not choose the colour of love itself?

Red has long been associated with affection, however red does not just conjure up ideas of amour. Perhaps more importantly, a red tie is a power tie and every man needs one of these. Symbolising wealth, power, passion and strength, red is the tie colour choice of those who mean business.

All are available online at www.drakes-london.com

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Holland & Holland Dressing Gown

Hermès Terre d`Hermès

If the gentleman in your life has not yet found his signature scent it’s essential that you help him find it. A good place to start is often with a classic, masculine scent and one such perfume is Terre d`Hermès. Woody, warm and with a hint of orange zest, Hermès’ fragrance is imbued with strength and manliness yet the subtle citric top notes give a sense of poetry and stop it from being too heavy.

The rich earthy notes are truly a testament of virility and produce an alluring, fresh and dynamic scent that will suit many. Of course, a fragrance is a very personal choice but you must be somewhat selfish when selecting your partner’s perfume because after all you will be smelling it too. Each time you catch a breath of Terre d`Hermès, it will not only evoke memories of the romantic day you spent together on 14th February, but you will be subtly reminded of your partner’s rugged masculinity – never a bad thing.

Available from any Hermès boutique

Holland & Holland Dressing Gown

There are few items that embody old school glamour as much as a silk robe. An item that is entirely indulgent yet completely irresistible, Holland & Holland’s Elephant Robe was inspired by the Maharaja’s of India, and indeed if there is one way to make your partner feel like royalty it’s through the gift of a sumptuous dressing gown. Designed in collaboration with the Maharaja Umang Hutheesing, the robe conjures up extravagant images of India’s heritage and timeless opulence. Exquisite details, including quilted cuffs and collar, and a gorgeous elephant print that was selected from Maharaja’s archives make this the perfect gift for the gentleman in your life.

A silk robe is not necessarily an item you might buy for yourself but one you secretly lust after, therefore choosing a present such as this is utterly indulgent and will be forever cherished.

Whether he’s a sharp dresser, a consummate businessman or simply a lover of fine things, you can find the perfect gift for the man in your life. Watches and pens or ties and dressing gowns, these are gifts which no man can resist, a little bit of luxury for which he will always be thankful. And you could always think of it as an investment. After all, there are plenty more Valentine’s to come.

Tibaldi for Bentley GT

For Tibaldi, creating a family of writing instruments in the “Tibaldi for Bentley Collection” is a challenge that requires translating Bentley virtues into a pocket-sized cylinder. Tibaldi’s and Bentley’s designers focus on shape, material and details. The materials in themselves are indicative of the construction of a device with robust strength, yet able to incorporate exquisite details, to convey the complexity of a Bentley’s assembly. The shape itself must be consistent with the mix of elegance, stateliness and sporting intent that is embodied in every Bentley – especially the GTs. Tibaldi selected a base material of brass with rhodium plating – sturdy yet handsome, like the vehicles the pens complement. A key design feature is the partially lacquered barrel with two side “cheeks” presenting a sophisticated layered texture; this example of craftsmanship recalls the attention to details typical of cars such as Bentleys, where fine execution is treated like the manufacture of jewellery. This sits at the heart of the brand design values, borne of an era defined by bespoke coach-building and hand-crafted execution.

As is the tradition with all “Tibaldi for Bentley” pens, the GT Collection will include a fountain pen, rollerball pen and ballpoint pen, offered in four hues. The quartet includes Beluga Black, Silverlake Blue, St James Red and Silver Tempest – among the most popular colours selected by owners of the actual cars. The fountain pens are cartridge-converter fed and are fitted with solid 18K gold nibs.
Tibaldi.