• Vacheron Constantin launches London Craft Week at the V&A Museum
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    Julien Marchenoir from Founding Partner Vacheron Constantin, launched the second London Craft Week at the V&A Museum. Makers rubbed shoulders with leading experts, influencers,editors and directors from the art, design, culture, food, luxury, fashion, media and government sectors, whilst admiring exceptional works from London Craft Week’s programme.
     
    Live demonstrations from Vacheron Constantin’s enameller and watchmaker, Chinese calligraphy artist Wang Dongling and paper artist Karen Bit Vejle, were admired by guests on site; who enjoyed an interactive experience with the artisans.
     
    Guy Salter, Chairman of London Craft Week said “There is a magical combination of imagination, individuality, passion and skill found in the best-made of things. This is as true for buildings, lighting or cars as it is for watches, clothes, jewellery or sculpture. This is the simple thought behind London Craft Week.”

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  • the luxury of control on your wrist
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    • New app enables passengers to control in-car systems from their smart watches
    • Seats, entertainment selection and climate control can all be adjusted remotely
    • Apple Watch app uses bespoke Bentley digital architecture
    • Available to download now from the App Store

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  • Frederique Constant Art of Porcelain
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    Frederique Constant Art of Porcelain
     
     
    The Swiss watch manufacturer Frederique Constant is delighted to introduce a new model to its successful Classics collection: the Classics Art of Porcelain, a genuinely unique watch limited to only 188 pieces. By day or by night, this peerless timepiece will bring elegance and sophistication to every wrist.
    The Classics Art of Porcelain timepieces set themselves apart from other watches in the Classics collection; the addition of a hand made porcelain dial and the accentuated black roman numerals bring a unique and elegant touch to the refined design. 

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  • Alpina & Icelegacy 2016
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    Alpina & Icelegacy 2016 Borge Ousland and Vincent Colliard to cross the Alaskan st. Elias ice field unsupported
     
     
    Norwegian Polar Explorer Borge Ousland and French Adventurer Vincent Colliard are currently attempting the unsupported crossing of the St. Elias Ice Field. They started their expedition on the 21st of April and are currently on the ice for their third glacier crossing - after the successful Main Spitsbergen and Stikine Glacier crossings - of the Alpina & Ice Legacy Project, a long-term expedition project to become the first Men to cross the 20 largest glaciers on earth. The aim is to raise public awareness about the importance for mankind of preserving the ancestral ice, and to collect data for the scientific community. Both adventurers will wear the ALPINA HOROLOGICAL SMARTWATCH to measure their activity parameters and sleep during the crossing.

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  • Frederique Constant Manufacture Perpetual Calendar
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    Ever since the creation of Frederique Constant, Swiss made fine watchmaking has been an inexhaustible source of inspiration for its founders, both whom deeply admire and respect the mechanical ingenuity and the refined aesthetic of Swiss watches. For this reason, the independent family-owned brand decided to create its own in-house movement and launched in 2004 the Heart Beat Manufacture calibre. As a company, the passionate watchmaker Frederique Constant doesn’t rest on its past achievements but makes it a point of honour to continue to innovate, by exploring new possibilities. Indeed, with already 19 movements in its name, which are entirely, designed, produced and hand-assembled in the Manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates. Frederique Constant continues, every year, to add movements to its in-house collection; and this year is no exception.

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  • A BRAND NEW Asian Gem & Jewellery Trade Fair
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    A BRAND NEW Asian Gem & Jewellery Trade Fair Makes its Debut in Hong Kong in September 2016 
     
    To jewellery manufacturers and sellers, Asia is now rising as a highly promising market with huge potential and lots of business opportunities. The first International Gem & Jewellery Festival, to be launched in mid September 2016, sets to provide an ideal platform for gems and jewellery buyers and sellers in the region and from across the world to meet and develop new business opportunities together. 

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  • 2014-2015 Fall-Winter Jewelry Trends

    Hi all, 
     
    This summer we have renovated our Jewelry portal and all of us were focused in this topic. I hope you appreciate in :))
     
    Therefore sorry but I did not do a very detailed research for this article, I'd like to share the general informations from 2015 fashion shows. For 2014-2015 Fall/Winter you have to fill your wardrobe with a little fur, dark burgundy, electric blue , cool mint, and lavender colors, but be sure 2015 favorite fashion trend color will be aqua-blue.
     
    First of all, the most important jewelry trend in 2015 are BRACELETS, big, flashly with showy stones!  2015 Ring desigs are so big and huge, they are covered your half hand :))
     
    Chanel Fashion House has as usual presented her universal suits for 2015 , and they are not combined with the classic, pearl necklaces.. no... now you will see that 2015 jewelry designs are much different and big sized pearls. Great designs :))

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  • Color and trend tips for 2014

    If you remember 2013 was the year of   scotch plaid. Everywhere was full of it. The recent notes come from the runways show that will not change in 2014. That’s why we will see lots of red, blue and green plaids on the shop windows

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