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Baselworld 2018: Harry Winston Unveils New ‘Emerald’ Collection  Watches

Baselworld 2018: Harry Winston Unveils New ‘Emerald’ Collection Watches

Recently, our sister site, ATimelyPerspective.com, traveled to Switzerland to the largest luxury watch and jewelry exhibition of the year.  We are lucky enough to reap the rewards, as they have scoured the show for some exclusive looks at women’s watches — and we will be bringing those to the foreground in the coming months.  For now, we want to focus on a very special collection of watches, the Emerald Collection by Harry Winston, which this year has a new addition. The new Art-Deco inspired petite Harry Winston Emerald watch boasts an eight-sided cushion-cornered rectangular case that is meticulously set with diamonds. In fact, not only do the diamonds embrace the lugs and case, but also 44  brilliant-cut shimmering diamonds form a special (barely perceptible) heart motif on the mother-of-pearl dial. That motif features three small pink sapphires at the key numeral hours (3:00, 6:00, 9:00) and one larger emerald-cut sapphire at 12:00. The Harry Winston Emerald watch is powered by a quartz movement. Crafted in 18-karat white gold and powered by a quartz movement, the watch further features a  sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment and a shimmering pale pink satin  double-wrap strap with diamond-set 18-karat white gold pin buckle. While we could not understand why someone would want to wear this watch in the water, it is water resistant to 30 meters....
Valentine’s Day: Paul Forrest’s Heart’s Passion Will Steal Her Heart

Valentine’s Day: Paul Forrest’s Heart’s Passion Will Steal Her Heart

It’s Valentine’s Day and heart motifs abound on this day of love. Paul Forrest Jewelry, however, has taken the heart motif to all new levels in his Heart’s Passion jewelry, with a beating heart motif.   The Paul Forrest Heart’s Passion collection of jewelry features a patented “Magnificent Motion” complication that enables the small heart motif to actually beat in an open-and-close motion. Our friends over at ATimelyPerspective have extensively covered the Paul Forrest brand, whose jewelry is just hitting the markets now.  Here, for Valentine’s Day, we bring you a closer look at the Paul Forrest Heart’s Passion collection that can steal her heart. Jewelry is Powered by a Patented Watch Complication As seen on ATimelyPerspective: “The Heart’s Passion collection marks the first time a brand had incorporated an actual watch movement with jewelry. Like a music box or old-world watch, each Paul Forrest pendant is wound by a tiny key. The patented “Magnificent Motion” complication enables Paul Forrest to create stunning jewelry unlike anything else on the market. Designed in New York and engineered and constructed in Switzerland, each Paul Forrest piece of jewelry is meticulously crafted both inside and out. The small village of Val de Travers in Fleurier, Switzerland, is known for its haute horlogerie history. It is here that the exceptionally small mechanical movement, Caliber PF-00, that powers the motion of the hearts, is crafted. Also built there is the patented complication that offers the beating heart movement. The integrated winding key (found inside the clasp of the pendant) winds the mechanical movement via a hidden opening on the back of the pendant. While the movement is a work of fine mechanics, so, too is the key, which is comprised of multiple components and features a one-way ratcheting system for easy winding. The Paul Forrest Heart’s Passion jewelry collection’s movement is...
Blancpain Creates Ode To Love With Villeret Valentine Watch 2018

Blancpain Creates Ode To Love With Villeret Valentine Watch 2018

Each year, Swiss watch brand Blancpain surprises us with  a stunning watch created for women for Valentine’s Day. Generally, that watch has some sort of heart motif. This year, it is subtle — and beautiful.The new Blancpain Villeret Valentine Ultraplate watch features a cloud-motif mother-of-pearl dial with diamond and ruby markers and snowfall of additional diamonds on the dial. In total 19 brilliant-cut diamonds grace the dial in a “star- setting” technique, wherein a metal base is used to secure the stone into the dial. Additionally, the watch features an exquisite sapphire moon phase disk — revealed via a crescent moon shaped aperture at an angle to  6:00. The moon has a feminine face with an artificial “beauty spot” at the corner of its smiling mouth.  The  seconds hand takes the form of a Cupid’s arrow — complete with a red heart though the arrow. The 29.20 mm watch is crafted in steel and the bezel is set with  48 diamonds. The watch is powered by the self-winding 913 L movement with a glucydur balance wheel and silicon balance spring — bringing brains and beauty to the forefront. The meticulously finished movement can be viewed from the sapphire case back, which also reveals an oscillating weight adorned with a heart pierced by sunbeams and an arrow. The watch is finished with a bright red alligator strap. Just 99 pieces will be...
Winter Wonder Watch: Harry Winston Premier Blooming Snow 36mm

Winter Wonder Watch: Harry Winston Premier Blooming Snow 36mm

Harry Winston has long been known as the king of diamonds — from the days of the man himself who was said to have walked around with diamonds in his pockets from time to time.  Today, the brand remains a top purveyor and seller of premier diamonds and high jewelry, and also of top-quality watches. In fact, the brand builds some of the most complicated watches on the market, and some of the most scintillating. Part of the Harry Winston Premier collection, this Premier Blooming Snow 36mm high-jewelry watch offers extraordinary elegance. The Premier Blooming Snow 36mm (Ref. PRNAHM36WW016) houses the automatic HW2008 caliber and offers hours and minutes indications. As its name states, the 18-karat white gold case of this watch measures 36mm in diameter. The exquisite dial is set with 201 brilliant-cut diamonds, 105 brilliant-cut Paraiba tourmalines, and 68 brilliant-cut blue sapphires. Additionally, the case and lugs are set with diamonds and gems. In fact, the total gemstone content on the Harry Winston Premier Blooming Snow 36mm watch equates to: 256 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.94 carats), 118 brilliant-cut Paraiba tourmalines (approx. 1.29 carats), and 74 brilliant-cut blue sapphires (approx. 0.55 carats). With nearly 5 carats on the wrist, this watch can also double as a small weight. It is finished with a soft blue alligator strap and is water resistant to three bar — but I, for one, would not swim with it...
Three Fun and Flirty Fashion Watches For Under $250. Just in Time for the Holidays

Three Fun and Flirty Fashion Watches For Under $250. Just in Time for the Holidays

Last minute shopping for the female millennial in your life? Or looking for something to tell those you love what you want? Look no further. Today, we bring you three flirty options designed for today’s active young women — in prices that just make them impossible to pass up. For the fashion-forward maven who likes chic and sassy, take a close look at the creative collections from Anne Klein, where a host of watches with accompanying bangle bracelets offer a great look for a night out on the town, or for everyday wear. For the woman with a passion for color, don’t miss the newest watches by Vince Camuto in great hues of pink, blue and other Pantone colors for spring. Set with color-coordinated Swarovski crystals, these watches are sure winners. Finally, for the woman in tune with nature, take a look at Analog Watch Company’s Botanist series, with moss and flowers integrated into the resin cases of these quartz timepieces. Communing with nature just got better.    ...
Would You Pay $300,000 for a 7.2-Carat Emerald, and a Trip to the Emerald Mine?

Would You Pay $300,000 for a 7.2-Carat Emerald, and a Trip to the Emerald Mine?

Women — go green this holiday. The color of emeralds, green is the new black at Neiman Marcus, where the retailer’s newest Christmas Book offers buyers the chance to not only own a custom-made piece of jewelry designed by Stephen Webster and featuring a 7.2-carat emerald, but also to join Webster on a trip to the Gemfield’s Kagem emerald mine in Zambia. This is an exceptional and magical place, where emeralds are mined, and where warning signs for crocodiles are all on site.  The Neiman Marcus package also includes dinner at the mine’s Lake House (I have dined there and it is a fun experience), and two days stay at the Royal Livingston Hotel by Anantara in Zambia. From there, the buyer of this package will then spend a day in London with Webster as they embark on a journey for the perfect piece of emerald jewelry.  The package is a mere $300,000 and there is a charitable component, as $40,000 will go to the Heart of Neiman Marcus foundation....