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The Flyback Chronograph Manufacture

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A history rooted in the origins of the chronograph

The Flyback Chronograph Manufacture: two new stylish, sporty variations on one of the cult designs by Frederique Constant.

2017, 2018, 2020 – Now, for the third time, and in response to demand from collectors, Frederique Constant presents two new variations on its Flyback Chronograph Manufacture collection. This timepiece, destined for the discerning chronograph enthusiast, was developed, manufactured and assembled in its entirety in-house at the Geneva manufacture. The individuality and intricacy of the collection make it highly desirable among lovers of the chronograph.

A history rooted in the origins of the chronograph

The flyback was one of the first features to be added to the chronograph during the 1930s. A straightforward concept, it allows the chronograph to be stopped, reset and restarted with a single press of the push-piece, rather than three successive presses.

And yet this ingenious idea, which comes into its own when timing successive races at sporting events, is underpinned by a truly sophisticated mechanism. While the chronograph’s stop, reset and restart functions were originally controlled by pressing two push-pieces in sequence, in flyback mode, a single press of the push-piece engages all three operations simultaneously.

a brand new flyback design

Six years in development, a brand new flyback design

The conventional flyback mechanism is based on a set of several column wheels that act as a system of clutches. The FC-760 caliber that operates the Flyback Chronograph Manufacture dispenses with this complexity, replacing the standard column wheel with a star-shaped wheel. This results in a thinner movement with fewer parts and operations. The FC-760 caliber from Frederique Constant is simpler, smoother and more reliable.

Pressing the pusher at 4 o’clock declutches the chronograph’s movement and resets it. Once the pusher is released, the movement and the chronograph re-engage and the chronograph restarts. No fewer than 6 years of development were required to attain this degree of sophistication. The FC-760 caliber, which can be admired through the new collection’s sapphire crystal, is also more aesthetically pleasing. The flyback module accounts for just 96 of the entire movement’s 233 parts, making it one of the most efficient flyback modules in the world, as well as one of the most affordable, thanks to its ingenious, patented construction. As a result, prices for the new Flyback Chronograph Manufacture start at 3,895 euros.

Two-color options, two new variations

Two colour options, two new variations

These days, half of all chronographs are gold, a color that already features heavily in this collection. In response to demand from collectors, Frederique Constant can today unveil two new options, both featuring two-tone styling with silvered counters. In a first for this model, the counters and the face are different colors. This novel contrast improves legibility and gives the chronograph a sportier feel.

In the first version, the three counters are set against a chocolate-colored dial with a 42-mm rose-gold case. The second features a blue dial with a stainless-steel case. Contemporary and dynamic, these new Flyback Chronograph Manufactures have baton indices and luminous hands, as well as an alligator strap with deployment clasp stamped with the Frederique Constant logo.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: Flyback Chronograph Manufacture FC-760CHC4H4

RRP 4’195€

Flyback Chronograph Manufacture FC-760CHC4H4

Functions

Hours, minutes, seconds, flyback chronograph, the date by hand, tachymeter

Movement

FC-760 Manufacture caliber, automatic, flyback chronograph with date adjustable by the crown
Perlage & Circular Côtes de Genève decoration on the movement 32 jewels, 38-hour power reserve, 28’800 alt/h

Case

Rose gold plated polished and satin stainless steel 3-parts case
The diameter of 42 mm
Glass box sapphire crystal
See-through case-back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Dial

Brown dial with applied rose gold plated indexes
Hand-polished rose gold plated hands

Strap

Dark brown alligator leather strap

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Flyback Chronograph Manufacture FC-760NS4H6

RRP 3’895€

Flyback Chronograph Manufacture FC-760NS4H6

Functions

Hours, minutes, seconds, flyback chronograph, the date by hand, tachymeter

Movement

FC-760 Manufacture caliber, automatic, flyback chronograph with date adjustable by the crown
Perlage & Circular Côtes de Genève decoration on the movement 32 jewels, 38-hour power reserve, 28’800 alt/h

Case

Polished and satin stainless steel 3-parts case
The diameter of 42 mm
Glass box sapphire crystal
See-through case-back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Dial

Navy dial with applied silver indexes
Hand-polished silver hands

Strap

Blue alligator leather strap

Source: FREDERIQUE CONSTANT

ALPINA Watches’ partnership with the Freeride World Tour

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ALPINA Watches' partnership with the Freeride World Tour

ALPINA Watches’ partnership with the Freeride World Tour continues with a new wave of ambassadors joining its Mountain Team.

Alpina Watches is delighted to announce its partnership with the Freeride World Tour has been renewed for the third year running, with three new ambassadors joining its Mountain Team: Juliette Willmann, Victor De le Rue, and Hugo Hoff.

We’re thrilled to announce that our partnership with the Freeride World Tour has been renewed for the third year running, with Alpina Watches serving as the official timekeeper for the 2020 season. 2020 is set to be a very special year indeed, as this March marks the 25th anniversary of the Xtreme de Verbier. And to celebrate, we’ll be releasing a limited edition of our AlpinerX. We also have the pleasure of welcoming new ambassadors to the Mountain Team, some of whom will be attending the FWT.

We’d like to wish them the very best of luck ahead of time, and extend these wishes to all the athletes competing in this incredible event!” said Oliver van Lanschot Hubrecht, Brand Manager at Alpina.

Alpina Watches Freeride World Tour

The FWT 2020 will kick off at Hakuba in Japan from 18 to 25 January 2020, continuing on to Kicking Horse in Canada from 6 to 12 February, followed by Andorra’s Ordino Arcalis from 28 February to 4 March, Fieberbrunn in Austria from 7 to 13 March, and finishing off with an anniversary edition of the Xtreme de Verbier grand finale in Switzerland from 28 March to 5 April.

AlpinerX – Freeride World Tour Limited Edition

In celebration of this partnership, Alpina is proud to present an AlpinerX edition with a very special design, developed in partnership with the Freeride World Tour. To mark the Xtreme de Verbier’s 25th anniversary, just 150 watches will be produced, 25 of which will be released as part of safety set to include a Black Diamond Safety Beacon. 

Designed especially for lovers of the great outdoors, this watch is linked up to the AlpinerX app (available for iPhone and Android) that monitors your heart rate via a belt, measures altitude and pressure, comes equipped with a GPS location tracker and sends data to your watch in real-time to help take performance to the next level.

This special edition stands out through the official Freeride World Tour logo featured at two o’clock and will be sold in a sleek case with a commemorative engraved plate numbered one through 150 to mark the Xtreme de Verbier’s 25th anniversary, along with a RECCO helmet rescue reflector.

The timepiece will only be available from select retailers in France, Austria, Canada, and Switzerland, in addition to the FWT and Alpina Watches websites.

About the Freeride World Tour (FWT):

The Freeride World Tour is an annual series of freeride competitions, bringing together the world’s very best skiers and snowboarders for a line-up of individual competitions that give athletes a chance at winning the freeride world championship title in their respective categories. From backcountry and big mountain to extreme events, the competitions take place on dizzyingly precipitous mountainsides, in lush powder snow.

The first edition of the official Freeride World Tour competitions was held in 2008. It was originally named Xtreme Verbier, a competition launched in 1996 and initially open to snowboarders exclusively. In 2004, the event was opened up to include skiers. For the 2013 season, the Freeride World Tour merged with the Freeskiing World Tour and The North Face Masters of Snowboarding, condensing the three events into a single elite world championship.

Nicolas Hales-Wood, CEO of the FWT, explains that “the Freeride World Tour is delighted to be entering its third annual partnership with Alpina Watches, a brand that has been supporting authentic outdoor activities since 1883”.

About Juliette Willmann:

23-year-old Juliette hails from the Vallée de l’Ubaye in the southern Alps region and is now based in Chamonix.

Juliette Willmann

Having learned to ski at an incredibly young age, she always knew she wanted to become a professional skier, and initially focused on downhill skiing. After a good few years competing, she found herself drawn to freeriding. 

Having set her sights on the Freeride World Tour, the road that lay ahead was a long and twisting one for Juliette: but this born competitor never gave up on her dream of making it to the holy grail of freeriding. She kick-started her first real season as a freeriding competitor in 2016, and much to her surprise and delight, she came second in the European rankings. With her head spinning from her success, the following year she aimed higher than ever before – only to find herself held back by a misfortune double injury that put her out of action for a year.

In 2018, she was back – this time stronger than ever before. She came first in the Freeride World Qualifier, snagging herself a ticket to 2019’s Freeride World Tour. 

At her first FWT season, she glided into a respectable seventh place in the overall rankings, hinting at a fantastic 2020 season to come.

About Victor De le Rue:

Victor De le Rue

French athlete Victor made his snowboarding competition début early on, kicking off with boardercross and freestyle. Passionate and committed, Victor emerged as the French Junior Champion in boardercross, slopestyle, and halfpipe. At the tender age of eighteen, he was ranked fourth in the World Cup. Despite these successes, he found himself torn by another dream: to make films. He soon decided to follow his heart and turned his attention to filming. Thanks to his new-found medium Victor thrived and began expressing his passion for freestyle and adventure.  He was voted Best French Rider in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and named Rider of the Year 2015 by Snowboarder magazine. In 2019, he set himself a fresh challenge: to take part in the Freeride World Tour for the very first time. Having always been an ardent advocate of reinvention, progression and pushing at your personal boundaries, Victor came top of the overall rankings at the FWT, securing the World Champion title in his category. As well as excelling in his discipline, Victor is a multi-faceted athlete who also loves freestyle snowboarding, rock-climbing and paragliding – sometimes all at the same time!

About Hugo Hoff:

Hugo is a 20-year-old freerider from Serre-Chevalier who started off with downhill skiing.

Hugo Hoff

Upon turning sixteen, he began soul-searching and realized that he felt a yearning for wider, open spaces and a new challenge. He decided to try his hand at freeride skiing and joined the Freeski Academy at Les Arcs.

He trained tirelessly, pouring heart and soul into honing the tough, competitive mindset this sport requires, doing everything in his power to reach the standard set by the very best riders in his age group – despite a handful of injuries and forced rest periods.

In 2017, he finished joint-first in the Freeride Junior Tour’s Europe/Oceania division, before scooping up first place at the French Freeride Junior Les Arcs 3, another first-place medal at the Nendaz Freeride Junior 3, and finishing second in the Freeride Junior Verbier 3.

In 2019, Hugo came fourth at the Freeride World Qualifier, and now has his sights set on winning himself a ticket to the Freeride World Tour for the 2020 season. Hugo may still be a young up-and-coming athlete, but he is most definitely a rising star destined to join the greats.

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTIONS AlpinerX Freeride World Tour limited edition

RRP 895€

Reference

AL-283FWT5AQ6

AlpinerX Freeride World Tour limited edition

Functions

Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Activity tracking
Heart rate monitoring (over BLE connection)
Sleep monitoring
Dynamic coach
World timer (2nd-time zone + local 24h time)
Smart alarms (get-active alerts, sleep alarm)
Calls & messages notifications
UV indicator
Altitude
Compass
Temperature
Time recorder (stopwatch, timer, workouts)
Barometer

Movement

MMT-283-1 Smartwatch module
All connected functions operated by the crown
2+ years of battery life

Case

Black fibre glass and stainless steel with 360° bi-directional turning compass bezel
Diameter of 45mm
Scratch-resistant and convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft
Engraved case-back

Dial

Black mat finishing dial applied silver-white luminous indexes and logo FWT
Digital screen
Black colored hands with white luminous treatment

Strap

Black rubber strap.
Delivered with an extra Helmet Rescue Reflector by Recco

Limited Edition

Limited to 150 pieces

Source: Alpina Watches Communication

The DEFY Midnight – Zenith

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DEFY Midnight

The DEFY Midnight – Zenith, Exploring Two Sides of Femininity

With its new creations dedicated entirely to women, Zenith is elevating both ends of the spectrum of women’s watches. On one side, the resolutely contemporary DEFY Midnight and on the other, the timelessly elegant Elite collection.

the DEFY Midnight

There is a dreamer in each of us, gazing at the starry night sky and taking in the infinite potential that lies ahead. For its first purely feminine watch, Zenith sought inspiration from the cosmos when creating the DEFY Midnight, a versatile sporty-chic timepiece with a unique celestial dial, conceived with free-spirited women in mind. As much a jewel as it is a watch, the DEFY Midnight is the perfect companion for the independent women of today: confident, expressive and with a style of their own. Living by their own rules and assertive in their choices, DEFY Midnight women are never afraid to stand out and project their dreams.

Housed in a 36mm stainless steel case embellished with brilliant-cut diamonds, the dial of the DEFY Midnight gives Zenith’s “time to reach your star” philosophy a literal, visual manifestation. Available in deep blue or grey colors, the dial features a glossy finish with a vertical gradient effect for an unprecedented depth. Portraying the night sky above the endless horizon, where the dark vastness of space gives way to the glimmer of starlight, the dial at once enchants and enlightens the wearer. Evoking the Zenith starry sky, the brand’s faceted star emblem is the highest, brightest point in the depicted night sky. Completing the celestial landscape are stars of different sizes – some of which glow in the dark. A third dial made of white mother-pearl with a vertical gradient effect evokes moonlight on a cloudy night. White diamonds are applied on every hour marker, except at 3 o’clock where the date window is placed. Equipped with the automatic Elite in-house movement, the DEFY Midnight provides dependable precision and autonomy of 50 hours. A star-shaped oscillating weight brings a galactic element to the case-back view.

DEFY Midnight - zenith

The DEFY Midnight features an assortment of bracelets and straps that can easily be swapped by the wearer, allowing the DEFY Midnight to adapt itself to different looks and situations. The integrated stainless steel bracelet, as well as a selection of colored satin and leather straps with rubber backing, can be swapped by means of a quick strap-change mechanism integrated directly onto the back of the straps, and requiring no tools or special skills for the owner to do on her own, be it for a change of seasons or just a change of outfit. Each DEFY Midnight will come in a special box that includes 3 additional colored straps and an interchangeable folding clasp.

DEFY 21 LAND ROVER EDITION

Reference: 97.9000.9004/01.R787

Key points: Tribute to the legendary Defender. 1/100th of a second chronograph movement. Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second. 1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz); 1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50 Hz). Special linear power reserve indicator. TIME LAB Chronometer certified. Limited edition of 250 units
Movement: El Primero 9004 automatic
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve approx. 50 hours
Functions: 1/100th of a second chronograph function. Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock. Hours and minutes in the center. Small seconds at 9 o’clock, central chronograph hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, a 60-second counter at 6 o’clock
Price 13900 CHF
Material: Microblasted Titanium
Water resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Special matt grey dial with special power reserve indicator
Hour markers: transferred and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C3
Hands Special anthracite hands, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C3
Bracelet & Buckle: Grey Rubber “Adventure”. It comes with an additional “Country” fabric effect strap. Microblasted titanium double folding buckle

DEFY 21 CARL COX EDITION Reference: 10.9001.9004/99.R941

Key points: Full carbon model: case, pushers, crown and buckle head
Carbon bezel with SuperLuminova. 1/100th of a second chronograph movement.
Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second for the Chrono hand. 1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz);1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50 Hz). TIME LAB Chronometer certified. Limited edition of 200 units
Movement: El Primero 9004 automatic
Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve approx. 50 hours Black colored the main plate on movement
Functions: Hours and minutes in the center. Special rotating small second disc at 9 o’clock. 1/100th of a second chronograph: Central chronograph hand – one turn per second, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, a 60-second counter at 6 o’clock, Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock
Price 19500 CHF
Material: Black carbon
Water resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Matt black
Hour markers: Black ruthenium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova Black SLN
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova Black SLN
Bracelet & Buckle: Black Rubber with red “Cordura effect” & Super-LumiNova stitchings. Titanium double folding buckle with black carbon head.

Source: Zenith Watches

5 Top Jewelry Trends of Winter 2020

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Jewelry Trends of Winter 2020
Jewelry Trends of Winter 2020

5 Top Jewelry Trends of Winter 2020

Wearing jewelry can make your shine and glitter during gloomy winter months. It can improve your mood and the way people perceive you. Clothes and jewelry can affect the impression we leave on others.

Women can adjust this impression to their personal needs and desires using the right jewelry on different occasions.

This is our small contribution to describing the current jewelry trends so sit back and find out more about the top choices this winter.

5 Top Jewelry Trends of Winter 2020
5 Top Jewelry Trends of Winter 2020

The explosion of colors

A variety of colors is an efficient way to beat the winter cold and gloom. That’s why wearing a plentitude of colorful jewelry is one of the predominant trends this winter.

For starters, let your neck glow with a myriad of colorful necklaces. You can both get necklaces in several colors and a few separate one-colored items.

What’s more, you should pick your bracelets and earrings the same way. Winter is long enough to try on dozens of combinations wearing all those jewelry pieces.
Our two cents in addition to these pieces: get yourself a shiny, glittery brooch for your suit lapel. This will shine your way to every winter night outing.

The domination of pendant earrings

Earrings are loyal allies to every woman in every season. This winter, we are already witnessing the domination of statements earrings.

From feathery and rhinestone pendant earrings and huggies to chandelier and teardrop earrings, there’s a variety of options for your ear.

Again, there’s no need to be conservative with colors when you’re choosing your earrings. The more different colors and shapes you keep in your jewelry box, the more combos you can make.

Since we’ve seen the revival of the 1980s style in the last few years, opting for larger earrings will help you follow suit with other elements of the eighties.

Rebellious jewelry

Another trend of the early eighties, jewelry that express rebellion is one of the hottest trends this winter.

Depending on your personality, you can choose more radical items or less bold pieces.

For instance, you can just put a studded choker around your neck and a punk bracelet on your hand. Combined with darker makeup, you’ll display a darker overall appearance.

On the other hand, you can have your eyebrow pierced or get a metal new wave necklace.

Still, avoid wearing only rebellious jewelry because that might look boring and uninspiring.

Joining together some punk and traditional pieces of jewelry is what you should be looking for in 2020.

Silver is the new gold

Silver and gold interchangeably dominate the top lists when it comes to the most popular metals on the market.

From what we can see today on catwalks, silver is going to be in charge this winter and later on.

This gives you a chance to get silver items in every jewelry style you decide to follow. For instance, if you’re planning to use some ideas from the paragraph about rebellious jewelry, matte silver items are the right choice for you.

Also, let’s not underestimate the potential of classic silver jewelry. They can be a great fit for some outdoor winter events. For instance, if you’re planning to attend a wedding at an outdoor venue, such as this exclusive wedding venue in College Station, a silver jewelry combo will express both class and fashion awareness. Plus, silver jewelry perfectly corresponds with snowy event surroundings.

Odd-numbered sets

When talking about awareness, women should keep pushing the envelope with their jewelry combos. Even though it’s not easy to be innovative today, wearing odd-numbered sets is still a strong message.

For instance, you can occasionally wear only one earring from your sets. People still pay special attention to one-earring women so that’s a simple way of being unique.

Similarly, try to interchangeably wear a different number of bracelets. This will add to the variety of jewelry combinations you have up your sleeve.

Last, but not least, you might want to try on multi-layered necklaces that contain several thinner items.

All these variations will make you stand out from the crowd and send original fashion messages.

Conclusion

Summer leaves more space for jewelry combos because the clothes we wear are thinner. Also, we wear fewer items during warmer seasons. This makes jewelry more prominent and easily noticed.

In winter, on the other hand, jewelry needs to be emphasized. That’s how it will find its way to observers’ eyes.

Therefore, this winter asks for longer and larger earrings, as well as for thicker necklaces.

If you want to be extremely different from others, think about getting some rebellious pieces of jewelry.

Wearing one, three or five items instead of even-numbered sets is another way to stress out your fashion statement.

Follow our tips and let your jewelry spread the light through long winter nights.

Author Bio: James Barnes is an experienced wedding organizer and blogger at theannexevents.com. He specialized in organizing outdoor wedding events. When he isn’t writing about weddings and marital life, David usually goes swimming or playing squash.

Personalized bracelet – an art of expression and a token of love

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the best-personalized bracelets
Reasons to choose the best-personalized bracelets as a gift?

Bracelets are one of the best and stylish ornaments that can add glory to the person’s wrist. Not only that it can give a touch of shine to a person’s hand. With time many things can fade away as to say flowers may fade away with time but not personalized and engraved bracelets. This thing lasts a lifetime is just because of the beauty of gemstones and jewelry. In almost all cultures and traditions, a personalized bracelet has been used as an heirloom for centuries.

What makes personalized bracelets unique from others
What makes personalized bracelet unique from others?

Engraving on artifacts is one of the first discoveries which was found in Indonesia. Since ancient times, it is known among all the peoples that personalized and engraved bracelets last for a long time. It is one of the best ways by which one can turn a piece of jewelry into a meaningful message or something personal. Just because of a few qualities like the expression of art and intimacy makes this jewelry or rather the bracelet last for generation after generations.

What makes personalized bracelets unique from others?

As previously said that personalized bracelets are very special. This is because it is a bracelet which is not only meant for fashion but also carries beautiful messages and statements which may be very important for the persons who are going to have it. Personalized and engraved bracelets have always been a statement of self-expression. It has also been an expression of love for one another. Many people engrave different types of things. For example, many people engrave their ritualistic thoughts or their idols name, many people engrave their loved one’s names and so on.

Some people engrave special words or thoughts or anything that reminds them of something related to the special person. Many peoples are there who can’t express their thoughts to someone else so these personalized bracelets are one of the best ways to express their unsaid words.

There are also peoples who hold religious beliefs. These kinds of people will be very grateful if they get a way to express their beliefs by engraving the words or thoughts in their bracelets. Even these people can write the name of the gods or whatever they believe, in their respective bracelets. And these bracelets can be used by their future generation as a token of belief or simply as a token of respect.

Reasons to choose the best-personalized bracelets as a gift?

Bracelets are always one of the best gift items one can give to another friend irrespective of gender. This is because a wide range of variables are available and are also easy to shop even at the last minute. The bracelets are available in many designs which makes it go easy for the outfits and even carries meaningful messages. We can buy bracelets according to our budget because materials that are used, ranging from extremely affordable to highly expensive. Any women irrespective of their ages can wear this as they are incredibly versatile. Not only women but also nowadays men wear personalized bracelets because these bracelets carry definite meanings and statements regarding some belief.

Not all relations deserve materialistic gifts. There are some relations that deserve gifts that are sentimentally related and carry emotions of one with the gift. Personalized bracelets are something which can carry emotions and is not just a professionally wrapped gift with zero sentimental value.  The personalized bracelets give the idea to someone that they are always in minds.

Perfect places to buy personalized bracelets-

There are many places to buy personalized bracelets, that may be online and offline. Many local artisans create beautiful things out of pearls, diamonds, and other gemstones and give a magnificent look to the bracelets. But these days all the artisans have moved from offline marketing to online marketing. So they have made it easy for the peoples to buy precious pieces of bracelets easily from home. There are a variety of options available online. But while buying these precious ornament online one must make sure of certain things because there are high chances of falling for the fraud cases. So gift the best and express your feelings with the personalized bracelets as soon as possible.

Geneva High Jewelry: Charles Zuber is celebrating a timeless star.

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Charles Zuber earrings

These Charles Zuber earrings are precious and rare jewels promised to many variations. They are brimming with an enchantment that is akin to the seasonal glimmers, the shines of snow crystals and tears of frost. Conceived by the Maestro, this specially shaped and aesthetically different Etoile de Lucerne – Lucerne Star – also tells a poignant story.

Fascinating star, pure aesthetics and timeless

During his apprenticeship with a local jeweler, the Burger Company, the young would-be jeweler Charles Zuber, carried out a competitive examination launched by the City Council of Lucerne. His design won first prize. If his relatives had not disclosed it, this star might have remained an orphan forever in terms of creative fatherhood. And this despite the intensity of its current relevance, since it remains 70 years after its launch the original aesthetic highlight of the illuminations that ignite the city on the eve of the end of the year celebrations.

Discreetly ever-present in the Charles Zuber brand DNA, a Swiss signature that claims to be part of Geneva’s tradition of excellence in jewelry and watchmaking, this so-called Lucerne star also exists as an official website opening. Inspiring, contemporary and definitely timeless, it was designed by the late Charles Zuber, a Genevan with Lucerne origins. In the expert and meticulous hands of in-house gem-setters and jewelers, this star of Lucerne now generates a pair of earrings heralding a new line of Haute-jewelry.

First designed in 1949 by Charles Zuber during his apprenticeship, this contemporary aesthetic star still transcends one of Europe’s most popular Christmas markets. These earrings are the first of a new collection.

Geneva Haute-Joaillerie
Geneva High Jewelry: Charles Zuber is celebrating a timeless star

Charles Zuber, a glorious and fascinating history

The journalist writer Malcolm Lakin did some researches on the request of Vincent Perego, founding partner of the Charles Zuber House which is committed to the historical heritage of the Geneva jewelry sector. He discovered that the behind-the-scenes craftsman who gave his name to a brand wishing to perpetuate his values and talent had left other traces than the masterpieces of jewelry and watchmaking manufactured by the most prestigious Swiss Haute Horlogerie brands.

Like a forgotten Christmas story, Charles Zuber has left this iconic star behind him. It is the star of rebirth, vitality and limitless brilliance. It is this celestial body firmly attached to the borders of a horizon of promises which is being expressed into seduction and pleasure in this period of gifts and celebrations. Emotionally overwhelming, tremendously desirable.

Etoile de Lucerne earrings

This mobile, lightweight and airy earrings fly around in the magic of festive and commemorative moments around their secure anchorage point, an attachment pin system for earplugs. The framework and chain connecting elements are in pink gold. Alternating colored stones, purple royal rhodolite garnets, and custom hand-cut tsavorites, shaped like drops or diamonds baguette. Claws gem-set Star of Lucerne and the pear-shaped main stone are brilliant-cut (57 facets). A pure Haute-Joaillerie savoir-faire by Charles Zuber.

Pomander Collection

True to the spirit of the master jeweler who gave it its name and values, a skilled and ingenious craftsman recognized by his peers, the Charles Zuber brand places the Pomander at the forefront of the world of contemporaneity. It brings this mythical accessory to life again by using its mastery of jewelry techniques and an ability to select and match the most inhabited stones. Today as in the past, this jewel will be worn as a pendant, at the extremity of a scarf necklace and an endless chain of two meters long, in earrings or even studs, in open-ended bracelets. «Its shape of a high-value warhead, finely enclosed by a protective net with threads so fine that they can be erased, offers all the light to precious and semi-precious stones as well as their multiplicity of colors and heats» explains Vincent Perego, founding-partner of this brand that puts Geneva back at the heart of the international jewelry tradition.

Pomander Collection: The legendary apple of scents celebrated by the Charles Zuber brand

Source: Charles Zuber

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