Watch Seduction
Why You Need the Audemars Pigeut 40th Anniversary Frosted Gold Royal Oak Watches for Women

Why You Need the Audemars Pigeut 40th Anniversary Frosted Gold Royal Oak Watches for Women

At the recent Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), luxury watch brand Audemars Piguet unveiled a stunning new collection of Frosted gold watches. The  Audemars Piguet 40th Anniversary Frosted Gold Royal Oak watches utilize a unique “hammered” gold technique that celebrates the shimmer of gold, the art of craftsmanship and the first ever ladies’ Royal Oak, which was originally unveiled in 1976. The first Royal Oak for women was designed by Jacqueline Dimier, top designer for the brand forty years ago. This year, the new  40th Anniversary collection of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold watches have been developed in tandem with Florence, Italy, jewelry designer Carolina Bucci, who created the new finish for the stunning women’s watches. In fact, the  technique of  Florentine (hammered) Gold was perfected more a century and a half ago, and since then many top jewelry houses out of Florence have further developed their own looks. Carolina Bucci has developed a special technique for hammering gold wherein she makes every tiny indentation by hand, working with a diamond-tipped tool to create the “frosted” effect. The anniversary collection includes rose gold and white gold versions. While the smaller, 33mm-sized watches are powered by quartz movements, the larger siblings house mechanical calibers. Why you need it So, in the end, this is a stunning look that sets the Audemars Piguet 40th Anniversary Royal Oak Frosted Gold watches apart from anything else the brand has made in decades. The look is guaranteed to hold up through fast-moving trends and remain a classic … holding its value, as...
Three Top High Jewelry Watches from Jaeger-LeCoultre

Three Top High Jewelry Watches from Jaeger-LeCoultre

  Love  a little luxury and indulgence? Look no further than your wrist — if you don one of these spectacular high-jeweled watches from Jaeger-LeCoultre that were unveiled this year. Rendez-Vous  Secret A dazzling tribute to femininity is the Rendez-Vous Secret watch. Secret watches hold such a special meaning and date back to the days when women were supposed to be discreet about watching the time. The secret watch enabled them to show off the beauty of a piece of jewelry that only they knew also contained a watch. This new piece from Jaeger-LeCoultre is inspired by a Jaeger-LeCoultre model from the 1960s. The timepiece showcases the Maison’s great skills of dial working and gem setting. Like a flower with white and pink petals, the watch’s cover is abloom in marquise-cut diamonds, pink sapphires, and brilliant-cut rubies. Two rows of brilliant-cut diamonds make up the bracelet that gracefully fits around the wearer’s wrist. The cover gently opens to give a glimpse of the time on the dial, which is further decorated with ivy leaves. In total, the secret watch is set with more than 11 carats of diamonds and gemstones. Rendez-Vous Moon Third, and certainly not least, is the Rendez-Vous Moon watch. The white gold Rendez-Vous Moon is a work of technical mastery and elegance. The moon is revealed in a wide display at 6:00, while the center depicts a starry sky. The Grand Feu and paillonné enamel dial reveals thousands of stars and brilliant-cut diamonds light the bezel, lugs, and crowns. Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One High Jewelry watch is powered by the automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 935 with 49 hours of power reserve. Reverso One High Jewelry watch The Reverso is a legend in its own right and so bedecking it in baguette-cut invisibly set diamonds is a true tribute...
Meet the Stunning My Precious Time Secret Watch by Harry Winston

Meet the Stunning My Precious Time Secret Watch by Harry Winston

Recently on our Watch of the Week Column on Departures.com, we talked about Harry Winston and its famed reputation as the King of Diamonds. Here, we bring you that article and a look at one prime example of how Harry Winston deftly blends high jewelry and watchmaking in a new secret brooch watch set with more than 12 carats of diamonds. Just in time for the holidays—and the wonderful black-tie soirees that punctuate the season—Harry Winston celebrates time (it’s the most wonderful of the year) in true style. Turning to its rich roots as a purveyor and designer of diamond jewelry, the house unveils the new Art Deco-styled My Precious Time, a brooch-watch design decked in 368 dazzling diamonds weighing 12.4 carats in all. Inspired by men’s pocket watches, the stunning timepiece is as versatile as it is exquisite, transforming from a jeweled brooch to a quartz-powered watch with the touch of a “button” (a marquise-cut diamond attached to a latch). When released from the 18-karat white-gold pin, the secret octagon-shaped dial—suspended from the pin by a subtle chain—shimmers with 142 brilliant-cut diamonds. Spilling onto both sides of the “case” are 63 brilliant-cut diamonds, 20 baguette-cut diamonds, and six marquise-cut diamonds. A large 1-carat cushion-cut center stone surrounded by a floral motif accents the geometric lines of the brooch, with an additional 136 brilliant-, baguette-, and marquise-cut diamonds adorning the rest of the design, with 70 baguette-cut diamonds invisibly set to form the cylinder shape of the...
Spring,Summer 2017 Accessories from Buxton Bring Patterns, Florals to Life

Spring,Summer 2017 Accessories from Buxton Bring Patterns, Florals to Life

Thinking about spring already? Easy to do when the weather outside is cold. So, if you are looking for the perfect accessories that will brighten your wardrobe, take  a look at Buxton. This brand, established  in 1898,  just released its spring/summer 2017 collection of ladies wallets, mini-bags, clutch bags, totes and more. For the line, the brand was inspired by Bricolage, a French word that is similar to collage — making something from what is available to you at the time.  With this concept in mind, the brand creates cut-out patterns, embossing and a mixture of floral motifs in bright hues with darker undertones for a contemporary appeal.  Paint-brush strokes, color blocking and a few other techniques capture the eye....