Watches and Jewellery

Elegance In Time

Written by Aksel Ritenis


Technical innovation and perfection. Aesthetic refinement and style. To house its manufacture-made L.U.C movements, Chopard created a collec­tion of timepieces featuring a resolutely masculine design. Watches dedicated to discerning men who are passionate about “Haute Horlogerie” and exclu­sive mechanical movements. From the classic chronometer L.U.C 1860 to the prestigious “Tourbillon”, each L.U.C watch is distinguished by a perfect bal­ance between technical craftsmanship, function and design.


The Cartier Watch, known as “The House of Cartier” was originally a jewelry boutique, founded in 1847 by Louis-Francois Cartier. About 50 years later, his three grandsons were success­fully managing Cartier watch boutiques in Paris, London and New York. The Cartier “Santos” is recognized as the first true Cartier wristwatch. Named af­ter Alberto Santos-Dumont, a dashing Brazilian aviator, the Cartier “Santos ” series was introduced in 1904. Jew­eled Cartier “Santos” wristwatches soon followed after the success of the original “Santos”. Louis Cartier later created and patented the deployment-folding clasp for the Cartier “Santos” series in 1910. The Cartier “Santos” watch shows sturdiness and beautiful workmanship that will always be con­sidered classic.


The timepieces in the “Classic El­egance” collection perpetuate GI-RARD-PERREGAUX’s grand watch­making tradition. Through their pure and timeless lines, they express the Manufactory’s savoir-faire in watch technology and craftsmanship, as well as its passion for design. 18kt Rose Gold Case. Brown Leather Strap. White Dial. Fixed Bezel. Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal. Tang Clasp. Date Displays Between 1 and 2 o’clock Positions. Chrono­graph. World Time. Case Diameter 43mm. Case Thickness 13.5mm. Au­tomatic Movement. Water Resistant At 30 meters (100 feet).


This model of the Masterpiece Collection draws attention with func­tions developed completely in-house at Maurice Lacroix: a power reserve indicator and two retrograde dis­plays. This watch is exceptional because of its rare, highly complex mechanism and its retro­grade 24-hour display for a second time zone. In addition to a pink gold version of this watch, Maurice La­croix also offered a limited edition of only 99 watches with a precious platinum case in 2003. This creation of the exclusive Masterpiece Collec­tion is an eye-catching reminiscence of earlier generations that committed their innovative work to mechani­cally measured and kept time. This creation, infused by a spirit of the extraordi­nary, is called “Double Rétrograde “, a name that begins to lift the veil of this secret. This promising name did not come about by chance. It unmis­takably indicates that this exclusive mechanical timekeeper has a total of two retrograde indications.


Switzerland’s centuries of carefully handed-down watch making skills and know-how are harnessed by Raymond Weil and reflected in its choice and development of materi­als, components and craftsmen in all its stages of production and as­sembly, meeting the “Swiss made” label prerequisites. The models are distinctive for the elegance of their shape, sometimes classical, often daring. There is sensuality about each timepiece, which arouses an ir­resistible urge to touch, to possess. “Parsifal” is a stylish addition to your collection.


“The Grand Carrera” collection presents several new models, paying homage to the original 1964 Carrera design, advancing it with a break­through complication called the TAG Heuer Calibre RS movement. The new RS movement marks a new method of time display. The rotating indica­tors of the Calibre 6 RS exclusive, GT engine-inspired, rotating system, en­able wearers to read small seconds with at-a-glance access to precision timing. This model hosts ‘Côtes de Genève’ screw and polished beveled edges. It is complimented by curved, faceted horns on both case sides, a curved, sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment and a double sapphire crystal case back. The dials feature a hand-applied TAG Heuer logo and curved faceted markers.


In 1755, Vacheron Constantin was founded by craftsman Jean-Marc Vacheron in Geneva. Over 250 years later, this Swiss company holds the distinction of being the oldest watch manufacturer in the world. Vacheron Constantin continues to adhere strict­ly to its motto: “Do better if possible and that is always possible ” with the new “Malte Tonneau”. This watch features a stylish tonneau shape with separate displays for the hour, minute and second. An 18kt gold dial is wa­ter resistant to 30m and is available in platinum with a dark blue alliga­tor leather strap or pink gold with a brown strap.


Elegance has always been a strong-point of the Longines watches, and with added functionality, you can’t go wrong. Swiss-made movement since 1832, Longines is a trusted brand that is guaranteed to accent your own so­phisticated and rich tastes. From the “Flagship” Collection by Longines’ Heritage collection, this handsome timepiece features a handsome cham­pagne dial with rose gold hands and markers, a date display at the ‘6’ marker, and two elegant subdials that show the accurate chronograph move­ment. Presented by a round 18kt rose gold case, and a fashionable black leather strap. For such a rich look­ing timepiece, one would expect to have precision to match, and Longines doesn ‘t let you down.

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