Monthly Archives: August 2013

S.T. Dupont Zodiac Collection Where Talent Meets Destiny

Many question what inspired Simon Tissot-Dupont to found this brilliant and respected brand that celebrates 140 years of creative genius and luxurious magnificence. Was it talent, destiny, or perhaps fate that has delivered such remarkable creations for this incredible journey?

The S.T. Dupont Zodiac collection is certainly a tribute to a lifetime of the finest in exceptional products. Design mastery has since the onset of this brand been the heart of passion that shines through in each masterpiece. Recently recognized with the EPV (Living Heritage Companies) seal of quality, the brand was granted this prestigious award by the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry. Awarded to French businesses in recognition of exceptional Savoir-faire, the brand is certainly deserving.

Rebellion Predator Sectoral Seconds

A brand that has gone virtually unnoticed over the years, but has exquisite timepieces, quality craftsmanship, and innovative designs is stepping to the front with the Rebellion Predator Sectoral Seconds. The brand has certainly created a spectacular piece that is also not limited to one style.

The case of this exciting new timepiece comes in several versions. Offering stainless steel, a mix of steel and ceramic, rose gold and rose gold and ceramic, the brand has delivered some excellent choices. The watch is designed with a 48mm diameter case and a sapphire crystal caseback. The Rebellion Predator Sectoral Seconds is also water resistant up to 50 meters.

Ralph Lauren Safari RL67 Tourbillon

The Ralph Lauren Safari RL67 Tourbillon is a fashionable luxury watch that is part of a extremely hot collection. Inspired by the adventurous nature of a safari, the designer has apparel and timepieces featuring the new material combinations. From vintage gunmetal finish, featuring leather and canvas accents to the stunning safari colors the collection is using state of the art production techniques, with the high standard of excellence the world has come to expect from the fashion icon.

The special galvanic process used on the metals in the timepiece collection, was also used in the expanded eye wear collection as well. Certainly there was not a need that drove this special collection for the designer, it is simply one that is fitting for style and status. Luxury timepieces are designed with a specific customer in mind, and this collection as others in the high-end watch range are targeted for a certain demographic.

Madonna Wears Diamond Mesh Glove from Jacob & Co

The traditional yet modern styles the brand has produced are always incredibly innovative, yet the cases tend to be more classic. The Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon Technique Black is the first timepiece the brand crafted with a titanium case, and shows an entirely new direction for the brand. While 47.5mm wide the watch is lightweight and very comfortable.

Paying tribute to the millions of followers, Madonna wears the brilliant diamond mesh glove from Jacob & Co for her new tour documentary, Madonna: The MDNA Tour. Created as part of a collection known as Rare Touch, the one-of-a-kind adornment was inspired by a unique woman and truly exemplifies her great style and fearless endeavors.

Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon Technique Black

The traditional yet modern styles the brand has produced are always incredibly innovative, yet the cases tend to be more classic. The Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon Technique Black is the first timepiece the brand crafted with a titanium case, and shows an entirely new direction for the brand. While 47.5mm wide the watch is lightweight and very comfortable.

The brand is known for exquisite pieces, high in price and high in value. Collectors might find this piece unusual, and while other pieces might be preferred, this piece will find a place because it is unique. The meticulouis hand decorated movement is remarkable, the in-house caliber GFO2S manually wound movement is very inviting. Looking through the sapphire crystal the smooth black bridges stand out from the lighter elements of the movement.

Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

Since its inception in 1988, the brand has been recognized as a quality manufacturer of well designed timepieces, and one of great value with reasonable pricing. The new Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture is an excellent example of this excellence.

The moon-phase indication, which is designed with a identical image of the moon utilizes a new technology called laser ablation. Offering a single-crown adjustment system the timepiece allows for setting the time, date, and moon-phase. The first position features the crown winding the watch, the second is where the date and moon-phase are set, and the third position is where the time is adjusted for hour and minutes.

Cuervo y Sobrinos Hosts Cup Race in Bornio, Italy

Breathtaking Alpine scenery, heart wrenching spirit, and classic cars are just a few of the unmistakable signs of the Cuervo y Sobrinos Cup Race in Bornio, Italy. Organizing the race is Scuderia Tricolore of Reggio Emilia. With cars manufactured between 1919 and 1969, the race is one that draws people for the love of vintage autos and the love of beautiful Italy.

The race is set on the scenic 540-km route through Italy, Austria and Switzerland, during a multi-day event which includes 40 time trials, some of those on very difficult hairpin turns. The brand is famous for Swiss hand craftsmanship, exclusivity, and cultural luxury. Marzio Villa, the president of Cuervo y Sobrinos, and the sponsor and host of the cup race in Bornio, Italy believes the brand history is the heart of the tradition and beauty that is inspired more so by the classic cars.

Chronoswiss Timemaster Chrono GMT Limited Edition Watch

While this brand name might not be in the headlines daily, it is one of the top watch brands in history. The impeccable craftsmanship of each design this brand develops, coupled with the finest materials, is just one reason you immediately recognize the quality you put on your wrist. The latest model, the Chronoswiss Timemaster Chrono GMT Limited Edition Watch is a tribute to commemorate a trans-global adventure and is as excellent as any piece ever designed.

Creating a timepiece for Iren Dornier, an adventurous pilot who plans to embark on a around-the-world trip to raise money for a charity, was something the brand took to heart. The vintage aviation feel that is the foundation of this watch was already captured in this line, but drawing on further inspiration provided an even stronger model.

Blancpain’s Bathyscaphe Celebrates 60 Years of Fifty Fathoms

Created in 1953, this timepiece has been the archetypal modern diver's watch since its inception, and is now presented once again in a men's and women's more modern version. Blancpain's Bathyscaphe celebrates 60 years of Fifty Fathoms. Designed with the same sultry, sexy and dark exterior, this watch much like Christian Grey has a lineage that spans more than half a century.

Marc A. Hayek, President & CEO of the brand was instrumental in recognizing a group of people that played important roles in the development of the original timepiece, in the discovery of the ocean, and of course in being the divers that find the watch a necessary part of their wardrobe. At the anniversary event, these people gathered to remember the journey and recognize the technical innovations that have crafted these reinterpretations.

Arnold and Son Perpetual Moon watch features a three-dimensional big moon

The Arnold and Son Perpetual Moon watch features a three-dimensional big moon, the largest moon-phase tracker based timepiece on the market. Expanding the Royal collection, the brand has paid tribute to John Arnold and his early career pieces, some crafted for King George III and members of the Royal court. An exquisite and alluring piece, this watch certainly is at home in the Royal collection, proving the brand's expertise in both artistic brilliance and traditional watchmaking.

Both a technical and artistic piece, the timepiece features a 42mm wide stainless steel case, as well as an additional choice of rose gold. The watch is complete with the Arnold & Son 1512 hand wound mechanical movement fixed directly beneath the black guilloche dial, which of course is home to the large moon-phase tracking plate that is created from crafted silver.