December 11, 2018
The Grande Seconde represents the essence of the Jaquet Droz art of watch making. The brand has changed the composition of its dial, for the first time integrating a sapphire dial into a skeletal design. Bathed in light, the balance of the Grande Seconde is found in the contrast of full and empty surfaces.
The sapphire dial, on which the large second hand turns, allows one to admire the skeletal movement, which is constructed in successive layers, visible from the side. The base plate is now completely openwork, while the casing ring has been eliminated, allowing extra light into the heart of the movement. At 12 o’clock, the hours and minutes turn around a sapphire hour ring mounted on a gold base. Five indexed screws, which can be oriented in any chosen direction, hold the ensemble together.
Key points: In a new architectural interpretation of its icon, the Grande Seconde Skelet-One lets light penetrate into the movement, playing with surfaces that are decorated or empty.
Plus: The objective of this design is to let light shine to the deepest reaches of the Grande Seconde, while preserving the figure “8” shape that is its aesthetic signature.
Characteristics: La Grande Seconde Skelet-One, with its 41mm diameter, comes in three versions: red gold, white gold, and ceramic; Sapphire dial, silicon double barrel, balance spring, and lugs; Hand-assembled caliber, Cal. 2663 SQ.
Price: Starting at 24,700€
Points of sale>>
GENEVA: Jaquet Droz, Rue du Rhône 40
PARIS: Jaquet Droz, 8 Rue de la Paix, 75002
November 7, 2018
New Styles Complete The Collection
Inspired by design, architecture, and contemporary art, the Millenary Collection was conceived with great attention to detail.
The Millenary Collection was recently completed with a new series of straps that allows women to go for a new look. New styles, new textures, new motifs, and infinite interchangeable colors: the Audemars Piguet feminine watches not only reflect an evolution in terms of lifestyle, but also the personalities of those who wear them.
One of the new styles in this collection has an opal dial. This is the first time that this beautiful stone has been used in the Millenary timepieces. The watch also features the Florentine hammering technique, which provides a scintillating effect, similar to that of precious stones or diamond dust.
Key points: Oval case, off-center dial, and the tri-dimensional architecture of the Millenary styles are a fusion of contemporary design and exceptional mechanics.
Plus: The new mesh bracelet transforms the watch, giving it a vintage look that goes perfectly with the oval shape of the case the Roman numerals that decorate the face. This “Polish” mesh makes the strap even more comfortable, with the feel of a second skin.
Price: 47 700 €
Characteristics: Manual rewinding with the 5201 caliber manufacture, 4.16 mm thickness, 49-hour reserve power, Case in pink 18K gold, Glare-proof crystal and case back, Bezel and lugs set with diamonds, Crown set with a pink cabochon sapphire, Waterproof to 20 meters, White opal off-center disc and small-seconds counter, Pink gold hands, Roman numerals in anthracite gray, Bracelet in 18K pink gold with folding clasp.
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Audemars Piguet, 15, Rue Royale 75008 Paris
Audemars Piguet, 46, Rue Pierre Charron, 75008 Paris
November 29, 2018
A Masterwork With Precious Stones
Renowned for its use of color and “relaxed luxury” designs, Tamara Comolli is a brand that never ceases to amaze jewelry lovers with surprising new combinations.
Inspired by such natural wonders as Indian summer or magical places such as Palm Beach or Capri, Tamara Comolli delights in creating a single piece of jewelry that combines a multitude of precious stones in vibrant colors. Part of the Mikado Flamenco collection, the Candy Bracelet stands out for its fabulous use of color! The perfectly set stones are each as rare as the next…for a unique mix of strong yet lovely nuances.
The perfect gift for the holidays in St Barth!
Key points: The 51 carefully selected precious stones are set in yellow gold with a harmony of colors that creates one of the brand’s most amazing pieces of jewelry.
Plus: To complete your wardrobe, add pieces from the rest of the collection to your bracelet: pendants, a pair of earrings.
Price upon request
Characteristics: 18K yellow gold with 51 MIKADO FLAMENCO charms in a lovely acorn shape (approximately 8x7mm): amethyst, garnet, mandarin, peridot, Swiss topaz, pink tourmaline, yellow beryl, green tourmaline, carnelian...
Point of sale: Fabienne Miot
December 11, 2018
Inspired The Artisans Of Tibet And Nepal
Far from the world of costume jewelry, Sea Memory presents a collection of luxury pieces designed with natural stones
In the style of Buddhist beads, the Mala bracelet with semi-precious Tiger’s Eye stones is known for its sense of serenity, and will brighten up all of your outfits. Stingray skin pearls add to the beauty of the bracelet. Each pearl is created with different designs and writings. For a perfect combination, treat yourself to the set: the bracelet and the necklace, which has the traditional 108 beads.
Another lovely piece is the braided bracelet with natural lava stones subtlety bejeweled with bright balls of silver.
Key points: Luminous, colorful jewelry infused with a profound spiritual dimension
Plus: Already highly acclaimed, the adjustable Chambala bracelet, secured with several beads, comes in several colors.
Tiger’s Eye, pearls and pendants in Stingray, accents in rose gold or silver
Available in several colors: brown, black, blue...
Bracelet with 18 or 20 beads
Necklace with 108 beads, 6mm or 8mm to vary the length
Provenance of the stones: India
Mala Bracelets: From 250 - 275€
Mala Necklace: From 425 - 530€
Chambala Bracelets, square beads: 310€
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