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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....
Myranmar Miners Unearth 175-Ton Chunk of Jade Valued at $170 Million

Myranmar Miners Unearth 175-Ton Chunk of Jade Valued at $170 Million

It has taken some time to fully unearth it, but a chunk of jade valued at $170,000 has been discovered in Myanmar (formerly Burma). It was recently photographed in the pit where it was unearthed, alongside 14 miners who worked at chiseling away the outer rock that surrounds the jade. The final 175-ton piece, discovered in a remote mine in Kachin State, measures 18 feet wide and stands 9 feet tall. This marks the second largest piece of jade yet to be discovere. The largest piece weighst 260 tons and has been made into a carved statue that lays on its side in the Jade Buddha Palace in China. It is said that Myanmar’s jade industry is a $31 billion source of income -and provides most of the world’s finest greenstone, for which China is the number one buyer....
Corum Unveils Admiral’s Cup Legend Watches for Women

Corum Unveils Admiral’s Cup Legend Watches for Women

First unveiled to the world in 1960, the Corum Admiral’s Cup watch collection was an immediate hit. With nautical pennants gracing the dial, the sailing-inspired timepiece has become a legend in its own right. That may be why the brand chose to unveil the new Admiral’s Cup Legend collection — with updated styles perfect for women. The new Corum Admiral Cup Legend timepieces also include four 42mm pieces (including an automatic and a chronograph), as well as more than a dozen 38mm and 32mm watches, which we bring to you here. Among the key features of the new timepieces: Iconic design; perfect sizes; dramatic dials and automatic movements. Crafted in stainless steel, in rose gold, or in a two-tone combination, the 12-sided case is at once immediately identifiable and distinctive.  The watch dials are white and also offered  in mother-of-pearl, with  tropical hues and colorful pennants that bring the famed sailing design to life. Diamond accents are also available. It wouldn’t be Corum’s Admiral’s Cup if it wasn’t powered by an automatic movement bearing the Corum signature key. The Admiral Legend watches offer hour, minutes, seconds and date display (on the 38mm model). The C0-082 movement in the 38mm version offers 42 hours of power reserve, while the CO 400 movement in the 32mm model offers 40 hours of power...