The potential of colour as a design element

Rado about her design partnership with Les CouleursTM Le Corbusier Last year Swiss watchmaker Rado announced a strategic partnership with Les Couleurs Suisse, the organisation exclusively mandated by the Foundation Le Corbusier, to license the great designer’s original palette of architectural colours: Architectural Polychromy. Colour is undoubtedly a strong and important tool in design. The potential of colour was redrawn only at the beginning of the 20th century and the functions and effects of colour design were redefined. Le Corbusier is one of those who gave paint in construction an essential function. ‘Experience of space’, is a central aspect for … Continue reading The potential of colour as a design element

Parmigiani Fleurier’s New Tonda GT Line

The manufacture reimagines its Tonda collection to create a sportier, everyday watch Following the successful launch of its first ever Hijri calendar wristwatch, the Tonda 1950 Tourbillon Double Rainbow and the Toric Tourbillon Slate, Parmigiani Fleurier is proud to announce the new Tonda GT. The Maison’s dress watches have long been revered among collectors for their elegance and fine craftsmanship, the result of its in-house manufacturing prowess combined with Michel Parmigiani’s master watchmaking talent and commitment to excellence. This commitment continues in this new introduction, a line designed to appeal to the modern gentleman looking for a watch he can … Continue reading Parmigiani Fleurier’s New Tonda GT Line

IWC LAUNCHES SPECIAL EDITION PILOT’S WATCH TO COMMEMORATE THE “SILVER SPITFIRE – THE LONGEST FLIGHT” MISSION

During the second half of 2019, two British pilots circumnavigated the world in a Spitfire for the first time in the history of aviation. The main partner of the “Silver Spitfire – The Longest Flight” expedition, IWC has now created an exceptional pilot’s watch to honour the record-breaking flight of Steve Boultbee Brooks and Matt Jones. On August 5, 2019, Boultbee Brooks and Jones took off from the Goodwood Aerodrome in the south of England in a beautifully restored “Silver Spitfire”. On their four-month-long record flight around the world, they covered more than 43,000 kilometres and made stops in more … Continue reading IWC LAUNCHES SPECIAL EDITION PILOT’S WATCH TO COMMEMORATE THE “SILVER SPITFIRE – THE LONGEST FLIGHT” MISSION

OMEGA’S ANTIMAGNETIC TOURBILLON IS A WATCHMAKING BREAKTHROUGH

Pushing the boundaries of innovation with every turn Throughout OMEGA’s iconic history, the renowned Swiss watchmaker has earned a special reputation for its advancements in the art of Tourbillon craftsmanship. Today, the next chapter in the story is unveiled, through the release of the new De Ville Tourbillon Numbered Edition. The exceptional timepiece is OMEGA’s first ever Master Chronometer certified manual-winding central Tourbillon. Not only does this certification assure the Swiss industry’s highest standard of precision and performance, but it also serves as a testament to OMEGA’s expert watchmakers, who have crafted a tourbillon cage that is able to keep … Continue reading OMEGA’S ANTIMAGNETIC TOURBILLON IS A WATCHMAKING BREAKTHROUGH

Celebrating Dad with the Gift of Time

Silicon Valley jeweler and timepiece salon Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry Celebrates Dad this Father’s Day with the Gift of Time. Whether he’s a tech lover, a traditionalist, a dapper fellow, or an active guy, Silicon Valley’s luxury jewelry and timepiece boutique has the timepieces that will show dad some love this Father’s Day. Continue reading Celebrating Dad with the Gift of Time

Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Fleur

A passionate admirer of Japanese culture, it was only natural for Michel Parmigiani to design a very elegant timepiece to celebrate hanami, the Japanese custom of admiring the beauty of flowers, in his own unique way. The new Toric Fleur, presented in a rose gold case made entirely within the Parmigiani Fleurier watchmaking center, features a delicate lace design of marguerites on its dial. A long-time student of nature and the golden ratio, he was inspired by the subtle grace of this flower as seen in the meadows of the Swiss Jura. As he was reading this haiku written by … Continue reading Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Fleur

OMEGA GOES CLASSIC FOR FATHER’S DAY

For dads who love fast cars, the OMEGA Speedmaster has always been a perfect front seat passenger. Born for racing in 1957, the original models were not only used to time laps on the track, but also to create a distinct sense of style on the wrist. In tribute to that motoring heritage, OMEGA is putting its famous chronograph in reverse, with a vintage spin on its Father’s Day choices. Most notably, each Speedmaster model is set on its own leather strap, adding a classic and sophisticated edge to the look. Crafted from the finest material in differing tones of … Continue reading OMEGA GOES CLASSIC FOR FATHER’S DAY

OMEGA adds full gold models to The Speedmaster 38 mm Collection

Blending classic Moonwatch design with refined feminine style, the Speedmaster 38 mm has become a popular choice with women across the world. Now, OMEGA is heightening the levels of luxury yet again by introducing new models in full 18K gold. This exquisite material transforms the legendary Speedmaster look, and works in perfect harmony with the collection’s soft dial colours, oval subdials, and pleasing aesthetics along every curve. Set on a taupe-brown leather strap, the first model in the new selection has been created in the fiery red tones of 18K Sedna™ gold. The watch also includes a creamy silvery dial … Continue reading OMEGA adds full gold models to The Speedmaster 38 mm Collection

Ramadan Mubarak with the Islamic Calendar watch from Parmigiani Fleurier

Welcome the advent of the Blessed Month of Ramadan this year, with the world’s first Islamic Calendar wristwatch, and mark the significant periods of this special time with authenticity.   Parmigiani Fleurier, specialists in innovative, ingenious and cutting-edge luxury Swiss timepieces, made haute horological history with the launch of their Islamic Perpetual Calendar wristwatch recently. The response to this piece of fine engineering adaptation from fine watchlovers and luxury timepiece aficionados has been tremendous.   “At Parmigiani Fleurier we specialize in achieving the impossible and our master craftsmen and fine watch designers have outdone themselves by being able to appropriately … Continue reading Ramadan Mubarak with the Islamic Calendar watch from Parmigiani Fleurier

TONDA 1950 MOONBOW

A celebration of the lunar rainbow by Parmigiani Fleurier A flying tourbillon shines amid an aventurine sky, adorned by a gem-studded rainbow to make up the ultra-thin Tonda 1950 Moonbow, a new timepiece presented by Parmigiani Fleurier. « Whoever learns to observe acquires art. » These words, taught to young Michel Parmigiani by his father, summarize the philosophy of the Parmigiani Fleurier manufacture. The Tonda 1950 Moonbow draws inspiration from two phenomena only apparent to a careful observer and re-imagines a lunar rainbow, or moonbow, on the bezel and a spiral galaxy on the dial. Its flying tourbillon is reminiscent … Continue reading TONDA 1950 MOONBOW