In today’s difficult economic climate, FREDERIQUE CONSTANT is proud to announce Year-to-Date growth of 9% for the January-May period compared to 2014. The continued growth of the company is a reconfirmation of its Accessible Luxury positioning.
At Frederique Constant, our focus is creating luxury timepieces with an intrinsic value usually greater than the offer price of the products being sold. Intrinsic value involves the quality of product both in terms of design, materials used in manufacture and adherence to Swiss watchmaking standards as well as traditions. Our timepieces are exclusively manufactured by hand while the processes involved are regulated with the latest precision equipment available in the industry backed by years of research & development.
It is important to note that luxury products are not just about their prices alone, but also mostly about the quality of the item being purchased. Quality refers to the constituent materials used in making the product, the finesse and extent of the craftsmanship involved and the reputation of the brand behind the product.
With the SEASTRONG collection, Alpina Watches has made diving watch history since the 1960’s when the Seastrong “10” was already capable of reaching depths of 200m/660ft. In 2015 Alpina reveals the Seastrong Diver 300 Chronograph Big Date. An extremely well readable professional diving chronograph range that is 300m/1000ft water-resistant, immediately recognizable due to its distinctive coloured unidirectional turning diving bezels and its oversized minute hand for optimal diving time readability.
Serious about diving
The all-new Alpina Seastrong 300 Diver Chronograph Big Date is a professional diving watch. Everything about this model is designed to cope with the most extreme conditions any professional diver could ever encounter, starting with water resistance to no less than 300 meters. That’s 1,000 feet below sea level, which means the watch can go to depths no human ever could.
Hublot celebrates 10 Years of Hublot’s iconic “Big Bang” with the launch of an exclusive new exhibition at Harrods
Press members joined Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, Benoît Lecigne,Brand Director for Hublot United Kingdom, Ireland, France & Belux, and Jason Broderick, HarrodsFashion Director of Menswear, Sports and Fine Watches, to officially inaugurate a never before seen exhibition at Harrods, the revered London department store, including interactive showcases and stunning neon lights. Roy Hodgson, manager of the England national football team and former English footballer, attended the event as Hublot’s guest of Honour.
This is the first stop on the “Big Bang Grand Tour” after Munich in April, an exhibition which will travel the world stopping, among others, in Paris, New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
As summer approaches, Vacheron Constantin presents two exclusive new Overseas watches clad in a deep shade of blue, a simple date and a Dual Time. These two new classic timepieces radiate sporting elegance at its finest - appealing to the refined traveller, eager for boundless horizons.
The Overseas collection by Vacheron Constantin represents an authentic invitation to set sail on a fascinating journey, and the two new references feature a deep blue dial bearing luminescent hands and hour-markers serving to ensure optimal readability in all circumstances. Available in an elegant 42 mm-diameter steel case with a screw-lock crown, the Overseas (simple date) and Overseas Dual Time watches combine technical excellence with a refined, dynamic design.
Swiss Design Meets Chinese Craft in "The Power of Hands" Commemorative Artwork commissioned by Museum of Art and History, Geneva and Vacheron Constantin to pay tribute to the two countries' passion for craftsmanship excellence at the occasion of the 65 Years of Bilateral Relations between Switzerland and China
Swiss watchmaking manufacture Vacheron Constantin and Museum of Art & History, Geneva have proudly brought together a Swiss designer and a Chinese artisan in collaboration of creating a special art piece on the occasion of the two countries' 65th anniversary of bilateral relations, in celebration of the two countries' passion for craftsmanship excellence, which has been the foundation of Geneva's supremacy in fine watchmaking for centuries. The bronze sculpture was unveiled at the opening event of the exhibition "Geneva at the Heart of Time - The Origin of Swiss Watchmaking Culture", which will open to public from April 24th - August 12th, 2015, at Capital Museum, China in Beijing. As a living testimony of the cultural exchange between the two countries and a shared passion for cultural inheritance, the commemorative art piece will be gifted to Capital Museum, China by Vacheron Constantin and Museum of Art and History, Geneva.
2015 will be the year in which Ateliers deMonaco (dMc) will start producing its own in-house flyback chronograph movements, adding yet another to our roster of in-house made movements and serving as the basis for the new released Admiral collection.
As per our innovation tradition of making complications work simpler and better, our patented manufacture flyback chronograph, which measures a succession of elapsed times, eliminates many superfluous repetitive operations. On ordinary chronographs, the buttons must be pressed three times in succession to measure successive intervals: once to stop the chronograph, once to reset it to zero, once to start again. With the flyback function, pressing the “flyback” button once stops timing the first interval and resets the hand to zero. The chronograph hand starts again the instant the button is released.
Alpina is no stranger to the chronograph. The traditional Swiss company has been familiar with pocket-watches and wristwatches endowed with an additional stop function for over a hundred years. Nevertheless – and in this respect, there is no difference between Alpina and other renowned Manufactures – the movements ticking away inside the cases were always bought in. Suppliers included Landeron, Minerva and Valjoux. Without exception, they all supplied movement blanks with a guarantee of quality, precision and reliability of operation. The fine finishing of the components, assembly, casing up and final checks were of course all carried out in our own workshops. In this way, the watchmakers gained a wealth of expertise in the demanding field of mechanical timekeeping.
So working together with established experts was no accident. For every watch brand, chronograph calibres represent an immense opportunity that poses a real challenge.
A fantastic third year of collaboration between Ferrari and Hublot is coming to an end.
Following the launch of the first two watches, the Big Bang Titanium and the Big Bang Magic Gold in 2012, the famous MP-05 LaFerrari – the only watch in the world with a 50-day power reserve – three Big Bang models in 2013, three Big Bang models in 2014, two new Big Bang Ferrari "racing" versions have now been unveiled.
Exceptional sports watches in honour of exceptional racing cars. In 2015, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Big Bang, Hublot is unveiling two new models developed with Ferrari: the first is the aptly named Big Bang Ferrari Black Ceramic, which is adorned with details in Ferrari's legendary red colour; the second is the Big Bang Ferrari Grey Ceramic, inspired by the historic NART (North America Racing Team) livery.
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 :))
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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It is important for you as a man not to forget her urges and fancies. Her picks in colors, jewelry, clothing, cars, designers, purses and probably everything we failed not detail in this list. If she makes you feel good, then you too are in a debt for making her feel good. And that’s what Valentine’s Day is for. If you don’t commemorate the things you should i.e. the things she told you in the very first meeting or can’t figure out if her choices have changed then you are at the right place
Why not try Pink Diamond instead this year? Yes, change the old stereotype of gifting plane Solitaire diamonds by giving her a Pink Diamond this year. No doubt, it will be an easy choice keeping in mind the previous gifts you’ve given her. Show her that color diamond though more rare than colorless ones are still less rare than her. All other gifts viz. bags, designer clothes and electronics you’ve given her in the recent past can get worn out and fade away in an year or too, but diamonds are forever. And they look even more dazzling and appealing when they come in their favorite color right from the birth.
Valentine’s Day is near and your Love has one more reason to make you shop for her and probably change the status Debit/Credit Card. While you plan to buy her a new Ring, Earrings, Bracelets, Pendants and many other things that let her be the source of charm, there is one more thing that longs your Sight
Online Jewelry Buying is really a confusing practice that needs a little assistance. Here are a few things that you ought to consider before Checking Out with the wrong things which can make you regret upon your hand-picked choice.
1.) Always make sure you have an idea or a raw image of what you want to purchase. If you are on the darker side of shopping for jewelry, do a little research to be acquainted about what is the newest wrinkle. Always shop in shoes of the person you want to have it. The best thing about online jewelry buying is that you can switch or change your choice anytime. Take this as an advantage.
From Belgian Antwerp diamond famous color drill brand MONETA, in the whole nation department store industry leaders Beijing xinguang department staged a fashion jewelry feast.
MONETA and signing international famous jewelry designer - has "flower" the laudatory name of MARIKA for the guests and media friends presented a bright and dazzling jewelry display. As a famous international jewelry designer, MARIKA in the field not only shows the latest design work, and for the first time and media Shared the MONETA "natural language of flowers" series of creative inspiration, and the other guests present deeply MARIKA appreciate the natural material unique and exquisite interpretation.
From Belgium, the diamond Belgium's MONETA that it is the few main collection level color diamond and high quality white diamond jewelry brand, she had to create 76 disc surface, 4 surface equilateral, 100 points symmetry edges and charm princess, because shine, and luxury, and personality, costly and come into people's life, she also created a gentle as water, low voice makes woman flowers, these piercing bright color drill, in interpretation and elegant luxury senior beaded jewelry culture at the same time, and show the one hundred of the inheritance of craftsmanship, no matter when and where, was enough to make see them alike. Because of this, MARIKA MONETA the launch of the "natural language of flowers" series, color diamond elegant design and MONETA fine processing technology, showing every diamond unique beauty, create worth a collection of rare treasures.
The jewelry trend of 2015 is definitely something to look forward to. It has a strong vision on modernity especially when it comes to gemstones. It is reported to be something that represents the core essence of the planet. This means using raw materials, plants and animals as inspirations for the forecast. At the same time, partnerships and reverses are said to have fused to reflect the modern world.
Valentine’s day is fast approaching! If you don’t have a gift for your man yet then here are some ideas! Men will surely love these watches for Valentine's Day because let’s face, all men love watches.
Pearls are one of the most treasured gems in all around the world today. The first groups of people were probably searching for food that’s why they were able to discover the pearls that we all love today.
Basically, pearls like diamonds are one of the most sought after jewellery in the world. Diamonds are for rings and pearls are for necklaces. And like diamonds, pearls can also be one of the most expensive. However, there are a lot of criteria that determines the exact prices of specific pearls.
There is no doubt that pearls are the epitome of beauty and class. Though, sometimes they can be seen as very rigid and strict- nowadays, they are moving to a style that is cooler and laid-back. Here are some of the different kinds of pearl models that you must definitely get your hands on… or your neck.
Watch has become a style symbol more than being a neccessity in daily life. There are differential pricing in watches according to their type, technology and also material. Let us explain why there are such price differences in watches which are symbol of elegance and style.