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AstroLUNA by Vicenterra

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Stratospherical, lunar and magical AstroLUNA by Vicenterra

Stratospherical, lunar, and magical AstroLUNA by Vicenterra Astronomical three-dimensional GMT timepiece: earth and moon from above…

Spring 2021, an alien timepiece emerges from the Jura terroirs of watchmaking heritage. The twice 99-piece limited edition of this aventurine-blue-cosmos UFO is already exciting to watch lovers around the world. Micro-mechanical poetry, rupturistic and elegant, a moon to be corrected by one day every 126 years…

Vincent Plomb, the founder of the independent Jura-based Vicenterra watch brand, has experienced the stars from up close. Back on earth, this inventor and watchmaker decided to make it his own: his micromechanical creations will forever embody that the moment when life hangs by a thread and when the universal desire to live requires a
combination of balances.

Rare and poetical complications

Seeing the earth from above has been Vicenterra’s signature feature since its founding in 2010. Today and from a little
higher up, it is the earth and the moon that can be admired, possibly from the sun: inside the AstroLUNA watch case, these two globes turn on themselves, each according to its own galactic rhythm.

These high-precision astronomical functions are the result of the technical prowess of an exclusive module specially developed by and for Vicenterra. As additional functions, they complete the basic ones (hours, minutes, seconds, and date) of the Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier Seed 3000, one of the noblest and exquisitely decorated automatic calibers in Swiss Made.

Constant Day-Night, ultimate finishings

Vicenterra’s distinctive feature is a world globe, meticulously hand-painted by a miniaturist, with its deep blue alternation for the oceans and clearer surfaces for the continents. “Thanks to the small solid gold sun representing its zenith, as well as the 6 AM & 6 PM sapphire markers, you can locate at a glance the places on earth where it is night, where it is noon, and when it is 6 AM or 6 PM”, explains creator Vincent Plomb.

As for the moon, covered with mini craters painted by the same miniaturist talent, it has also been the object of subtle care: at night, its illuminated face reflects a bluish luminescence made possible by the addition of a SuperLuminova undercoat. As it rotates regularly, it performs the score of its chiaroscuro with brio, precisely indicating its moon phases.

Like two satellites in gravitational attraction around the caliber lower section, the Earth and Moon are orbiting on the background of an aventurine blue glass that matches the starry sparkles of a dial floating over the complexity of the movement’s mechanism, of which some details can be discretely discerned. Turning the AstroLUNA upside down, the
another face of the caliber becomes visible with all its refinement: angles, lamages, and uncovered diamond-cut surfaces, as well as a variable inertia balance with gold weights, swept unidirectionally by a finely engraved and decorated rotor.

AstroLUNA by Vicenterra

Jura Swiss Made, limited edition of two times 99 numbered pieces (two case versions, one a little more classical) – Payment of a deposit upon pre-order.

AstroLUNA by Vicenterra
Stratospherical, lunar and magical AstroLUNA by Vicenterra

Unusual! A gold rotor for the early adopters:

Close to his ‘community’, Vincent Plomb has a delightful surprise for the first subscribers of the AstroLUNA: a solid 18-carat yellow gold rotor for every watch ordered before June 30, 2021.

Vicenterra specific complicated module: additional functions completing the basic ones of the Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier Seed 3000, one of the noblest and exquisitely decorated automatic calibers in Swiss Made.

The history of Vicenterra, keeper of a resolutely Jura Swiss Made, began in 2010 thanks to the hundred or so watch lovers who subscribed to the GMT-3, its first timepiece. The subscription concept was invented more than 200 years ago by Abraham-Louis Breguet with his “Souscription” watch…

AstroLUNA by Vicenterra, technical specifications
AstroLUNA by Vicenterra, technical specifications

Functions

• Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date
• The face of the globe is lit by the sun at the owner’s local time
• View of the zenith of the sun above the mini terrestrial globe
Indication of 6 AM and 6 PM zones by the sapphire markers
• The earth globe makes one revolution in 24 hours
• Astronomical three-dimensional moon phase, one revolution in 29.53125 days

Movement

Extra module

Exclusively developed by Vicenterra
Fitting of Ø 27.91 mm, thickness 2.85 mm
Number of components 109 / 10 jewels

Specific features and finishes

Extra module plate « bell » in nickel silver rhodium-plated.
Finishings, alternating rough machining, and sunburst colimaçonné decoration
Earth and Moon bridge in brass, rhodium, satin decor 6-12H
Bevels, counterbores, and apertures diamond-polished
Pivots and flanges rolled Wheels in LIGA
Flat-head screws, locked

Caliber

Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier Seed 3000 automatic movment,
Fitting of 10 1⁄2” (23.30 mm) Thickness of 3.9 mm
Power reserve 50h
Number of components 189 / 28 jewels
Frequency 4 Hz (28’800 A/h) / Variable inertia with gold inertia blocks balance
Mobile Stud-holder / Flat balance-spring balance
Oscillating weight winding in one single direction in the clockwise sense of the weight viewing from the dial side
Chronometry Double-barrel rapid rotation in series, variable inertia balance

Specific features and finishings

Circular-grained plate on dial side and bridge side
Date bridge and motion-work bridge rhodium-plated and circular-grained, dial side
Bridges with Côte de Genève decor, rhodium-plated, bicolour engraving
Bevels, counterbores, and apertures diamond-polished
Ceramic ball bearing
Pivots and flanges rolled
Wheels circular-grained on 2 faces
Flat-head screws, locked
Ponts anglés à la main au touret
Bridges hand-bevelled with piercer Module + Movement 298 components / 38 jewels
Tungsten oscillating weight customized and manufactured by Vicenterra

Dial

• Dark Blue Aventurine Glass
Solid white gold PD210 18K applied hour markers (diamond)
Applied V&T in Nickel phosphor and minute track printed
• Earth globe Ø7.50mm, titanium, hand-painted oceans, and seas
Petit soleil en or jaune massif 3N
• Moon globe Ø6.80mm, titanium, half-sphere covered with a Superluminova BGW9 primer,
bluish luminescence, hand-painted lunar surface

Hands

• Hour & Minute hands, curved, polished, and rhodium-plated, with white BGW9 SuperLuminova, bluish luminescence
• Seconds hand, polished & rhodium-plated

Setting components

• Crown at 2 o’clock, setting H-M-S and date
• Earth globe setting by pushing the button at 4 o’clock, 24 independent positions GMT
To position the hour and minute hands at noon, then to line up one’s geographic area in the “V” axis.
• Moon phases setting by pushing the button at 8 o’clock
• Automatic or manual rewinding by turning the crown at 2 o’clock

Watch case

• Grade 5 Titanium watch case, manufactured in the raw material, 49 components
• Case center, outside polished, Inside circular satin
• Bezel, polished
• Crown located at 2 o’clock with VT logo
• Sapphire crystal “box” type on the top with anti-reflective coating interior/exterior
• Openwork back, bottom polished, dark Blue Aventurine Glass decor
• Sapphire crystals inside with an anti-reflective coating
• Crescent 9h, 3h & 6h in brass, rhodium-plated, bevels diamond-polished.
Top, hammered pattern with shiny sandblasted effect
• Dimensions 43.50x 13.50 x lug to Lug 51.64 mm
• Dimensions Classic Ø 41.50x 13.50 x lug to Lug 50.00 mm
• Water resistance to 5 ATM

Wristband – Folding clasp with push-pieces

• Blue calf leather, alligator optional, lug 22mm, buckle 20mm
• Grade 5 titanium Solid buckle, with engraved Vicenterra logo, polished
Simple folding, stainless steel blades

Source: therightplace.ch

The Grand Prix of Akoya Pearl Jewellery 2021

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The Grand Prix of Akoya Pearl Jewellery 2021

Pearl FALCO announces the 4th edition of The Grand Prix of Akoya Pearl Jewellery, inviting aspiring designers around the world to send in their entries to showcase their eminence and innovation in pearl jewellery design.

Themed “Connection”, the 2021 edition aims to strengthen human connections with nature as well as between one another. With the belief that relationships are just like jewelry with different moments connecting us to another just like pearls do when strewn into necklaces, Pearl FALCO aims for creativity to be at the core of all entries.

The Grand Prix of Akoya Pearl Jewellery competition was first conceptualized in Ise Shima in 2018 to identify and celebrate excellence in pearl jewelry design and has since been receiving phenomenal responses from attentive students, graduates and professionals from 10 different countries were attracted to the non-contestable beauty of the Akoya Pearl.

Maiko Makito, Co-owner and Managing Director of Pearl FALCO, commented, “ Ise Shima has always been known for its rich legacy of cultured pearls, but what continues to surprise I am that despite the rising number of visitors to Japan, there is considerably less aware of the existence of Ise Shima, let alone the beauty it has to offer. The Grand Prix of Akoya Pearl Jewellery was instituted to bring Ise Shima to the world through various designs of jewelry made of carefully curated pearls.

This year, we are proud to present the 4th Edition of the Awards, with yet another meaningful theme, allowing participants to showcase the innovative designs that will stand the test of time and connect them with their loved ones.” Maiko continues.

Entries to the jewellery design competition will be open until 30th April 2021. For more
information on participation criteria, please visit www.p-falco.com

Pearl FALCO takes pride in its heritage and aspires to connect you and your loved ones through its carefully curated pearl jewelry offerings. For more information on Akoya pearls, please visit the Pearl FALCO Gallery at #02-03, 33 Mohamed Sultan Road or www.pearlfalco.com

About Pearl FALCO:

An ode to its birthplace, Ise Shima Japan, Pearl FALCO was founded by the Makito family as an amalgamation of culture and beauty. Since its conception, Pearl FALCO prides itself as the leader in creating pearl jewelry pieces with the utmost love and care for generations to come. In 2019, Pearl FALCO expanded its operations to Singapore with the opening of its gallery to foster and develop a personal relationship with its clients and tell the story of Akoya pearls. At the core of its business, Pearl FALCO showcases the beauty of cultured pearls and how these living gems transcend the true expression of self-adornment.

Pearl FALCO is currently helmed by Maiko Makito who took the reins from her father after resigning from an MNC in 2016. Since taking over, Maiko’s vision for the business is to tell the tale of her hometown to the world and pass her knowledge of pearls to future generations, with the many stories and people’s love and devotion behind each piece of pearl jewelry.

Source: Media Outreach

What Is The Best Diamond For Your Engagement Ring?

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Choosing the Best Diamond

What Is The Best Diamond For Your Engagement Ring?

Who does not wishes to make their special day the most memorable day of their life, everyone wishes to do so? It is human nature that they tend to spend more and more on their special occasions. That is because people believe that by spending more money on such occasions, the festivity and joy of these occasions get enlightened, and they get more memorable.

There could be different types of events or milestones that you believe are important to you. For instance, getting graduated from a university is also an occasion that you consider as a milestone, and might celebrate this occasion by having a graduation dinner with your university fellows. Furthermore, purchasing a new car, buying yourself a new place, or maybe the birthday of a loved one is also a kind of a special occasion that you love to celebrate.

However, apart from such occasions, there also lies an occasion that happens to be one of the most important parts of the young adult’s lives. This occasion is called your engagement.

People tend to spend a hefty amount of money on this occasion just to express their love for the loved ones. Having said this, the most important part of the engagement of two individuals is the engagement ring.

Individuals these days try to bring in creativity and innovation in the engagement rings as well. People now prefer to choose diamond lot as their engagement ringside stone.

The reason being, they have this thought back in their mind that the person they are getting engaged with is as precious as the diamond. So the male fellow does their best to choose the best diamond for the engagement ring.

We are here with the complete guide for you to see which of the diamond is the best for your engagement ring.

If you are a young adult and are getting a diamond ring for your girlfriend, then without the assistance of any professional or someone who has purchased a diamond before could get difficult for you. However, we have accumulated some key steps that arise with the diamond purchase. Mentioned below are some of the main points that are to be considered while buying a diamond for an engagement ring.

Choose a shape for your diamond:

The shape of your diamond will determine the shape and styling of the engagement ring. Therefore, it is essentially important to get your homework done on the shape of the diamond so that ring’s design can easily be put in the process. However, as easy as it sounds, choosing a diamond’s shape can get complex sometimes.

The reason being, it all depends upon the other person’s liking. You might want to surprise them with a  round-shaped diamond, but there lies the probability that they like the ones with the cut shape.

In this regard, to get this process completed smoothly, you should first try to get insight from the person that you are choosing a diamond for. And look for the shapes of the diamonds that are available in the market.

Look for the Types of the Diamond:

Everything these days has been under the severe influence of creativity and innovation. In the same way, the diamonds that are made and refined these days are also coming in various qualities.

For instance, while there was only a crystal clear form of diamonds, not many jewelers around the world are also providing people with colored diamonds. It is because of the changing demands and requests of the customers. People now tend to customize their possessions in the way that they like them to be.

Similarly, it is recommended for you as well that if you’re loved like to have customized goods. Then you should go for the colored form of the diamonds since those diamonds are also very high in demand these days.

The Best Diamond For Your Engagement Ring
The Best Diamond For Your Engagement Ring

Keep innovation simplistic:

The usual engagement rings are the ones that are made out of silver and have nothing on them. However, one of the best forms of diamond engagement rings is also the one that has small pieces of diamonds embossed on the typical diamond ring.

Such rings prove to be the most elegant of the engagement rings. These rings are best suited for every other individual. Since these rings keep both of the diamonds in them and as well as the engagement style ring as well.

Choose the right carat for the ring:

Like any other jewelry that is valued against the carats in them, diamonds are also valued against the number of carats present in them. The more the carats the more valuable the diamond will be.

However, alongside the value, more carats will also lead to more price of the diamond. Therefore, it is mandatory to select the diamond that is of adequate weight so that you may easily purchase it.

Check for the styles for cost reduction:

If you are looking for a diamond at low pricing then it is better to have one with a different style. For example, some diamonds are in a 5-pointer star shape, some resemble the shape of the flower, some are like just another crystal, and some of them are in a typical diamond shape. All of these diamond styles have got different pricing against them.

However, to get a diamond for the engagement ring that would look good, and well presentable. Furthermore, one of the greatest things to make the diamond on the ring look more beautiful is that to place them next to the added gems.

For example, adding a sapphire stone with the diamond enhances the beauty of the diamond. This tactic is both cheap and helps you to make your diamond look way more beautiful. This is the perfect type of diamond that you will be needing on your engagement ring. With this type of diamond ring, you will be surely able to make your loved one feel more special and loved.

A Beginners Guide To Gemstone Meanings and Powers

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A Beginners Guide To Gemstone Meanings and Powers
A Beginners Guide To Gemstone Meanings and Powers

A Beginners Guide To Gemstone Meanings and Powers

There are many different types of gemstones that symbolize an array of things. Whilst the beauty and value of gemstones are universally recognized, many people also admire what they symbolize and even potential powers. Here we will explore some of the most valuable and spiritually charged gemstones in the world.

Sapphire

Sapphires are known for their rich blue color which is mesmerizing. Sapphire is one of the four precious gemstones, making it one of the rarest and most expensive gemstones available. They are also extremely durable, making them even more valuable. 

These majestic stones are known to represent wisdom and good fortune. There is also a strong royal connection to sapphires, with it being a favorite of the Royal Family over the centuries. Most famously, Princess Diana’s iconic engagement ring featured a stunning sapphire.

Ruby

Ruby’s are a deep red color and are associated with passion and nobility, as well as good health and success in love. The fiery color is meant to bring positive energy to the person who wears it, making it a very popular choice across the decades. The ruby makes up the second precious gemstone out of four in total. 

One of the most expensive ruby’s is the Jubilee Ruby, weighing almost 16 carats and being sold for $14.2 million in 2016! This is a Burmese ruby, which is particularly valuable because of its high saturated natural color. 

Emerald

The third precious gemstone is the emerald, recognizable by its striking green color. The emerald is thought to represent true love and wealth, making it a very popular choice for vintage engagement rings, particularly in the Art Deco era. The calming green color also represents harmony, growth, and peace. 

Emerald’s are slightly more expensive to set than other precious gemstones, as although they are quite durable, they can be prone to chipping or cracking when they are being set. This makes emeralds one of the most expensive gemstones to set in the world, alongside the actual value on their own. 

Diamond

Diamond is the fourth and final gemstone that is classified as precious. They represent light and sun, purity and perfection, as well as commitment and faithfulness. All of these positive attributes make diamonds the most popular choice for engagement rings around the world. 

Diamonds are one of the most durable minerals on earth, scoring a 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness. This also makes them ideal for everyday wear and along with their beauty, has led to their global popularity. 

Aside from the more commonly seen clear diamonds, colorful diamonds also exist. They are exceptionally rare and expensive, yet diamonds can actually be found in a variety of different colors. Red diamonds are valued at over $1,000,000 per carat as there are less than 30 in the world. 

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Aquamarine

Although aquamarine is classed as a semi-precious stone, this does not necessarily deplete its value. The stunning clear blue color is extremely rare in nature, often making them equally as expensive as precious stones. 

Aquamarine is associated with tranquility, harmony, and clarity, as well as youthfulness and loyalty. It is thought to have all of the healing qualities of the sea. 

Amethyst

Amethyst is a semi-precious stone, and although it is valuable, it is relatively affordable. It is certainly not anywhere near as expensive as the four precious stones. However, amethyst is still extremely popular thanks to its beautiful coloration and deep spiritual meaning. 

Amethysts are thought to bring tranquility and calmness to those around them. Unlike many other gemstones, if amethysts are treated with heat, it actually reduces the saturation of the color. On the most part, amethysts are untreated, which is something that contributes to its beauty and popularity. 

Opal

Opal is another semi-precious stone with a uniqueness that makes it very popular and also rather valuable. Each opal is different from the next, yet something they all have in common is the mesmerizing combination of a colorful body tone and transparency. Whilst all opals are different, they are known to represent enthusiasm and creativity. 

Some of the most expensive opal’s are valued at close to $1,000,000, meaning these unique beauties are up there with some of the most valuable gems in the world. 

Musgravite

Another lesser-known gemstone is Musgravite, which is a rare gemstone mined in Australia. In 2005, only 8 gems were mined, which alludes to its rarity. The color can vary from olive green to a greyish color. It is valued at around $35,000 a carat, which positions it amongst some of the most expensive gemstones in the world

A Beginners Guide To Gemstone Meanings and Powers
A Beginners Guide To Gemstone Meanings and Powers

Final Thoughts

Gemstones have been admired for centuries thanks to their uniqueness and beauty. Over time, the value of these gemstones is only going to build, making these stones an extremely popular choice for investors. 

Whether or not you believe in their spiritual possibilities, it is hard to deny their beauty. 

Frederique Constant revisits its most iconic collection

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Frederique Constant revisits its most iconic collection

Soft lines and balanced shapes, moderation and solid watchmaking mechanics; the Classics collection sums up the spirit of Frederique Constant. Embracing feminine and masculine creations, the modern and traditional, it has established itself as an all-important pillar of the Geneva-based manufacture.

Whether barrel-shaped, round or rectangular, the Classics share some common hallmarks, in particular their fondness for Roman numerals, sleek styling and predominantly guilloché dials revealing everyday complications: date, day, month and chronograph among the most common, moonphase and week among the more unusual.

Frederique Constant revisits its most iconic collection - the Classics Index Automatic
Frederique Constant revisits its most iconic collection

Modern and dynamic

The updated 2021 editions now form part of a livelier and more contemporary dynamic, while preserving their timeless and elegant design.

To this end, Frederique Constant has done significant work, allowing three variations of its Classics to return to centre stage: the Classics Index Automatic, Classics Quartz GMT and Classics Quartz. A total of 11 new versions are already available to revitalise this key collection.

Classics Index Automatic: modern sleek

This is the most nourished and renewed range within the Classics collection, with five new models. The overall spirit: more modern, dynamic, understated and contemporary creations. Two-part guilloché dials have been replaced by plain matt blue, white or black dials. Roman numerals have given way to the modernity of applied hour markers, bevelled and tinged with luminescent material. Hands that were slender and tapered are now sword shaped, showcasing stronger and bolder geometric lines.

Considered one of the fundamental materials in watchmaking, steel adorns four of the 40 mm diameter cases, the fifth being rose gold-plated with blued steel hands. Each variation is powered by the automatic FC-303 calibre, offering a power reserve of 38 hours, and complemented by a nubuck-finish leather strap in brown, black, or blue, with the exception of the “full steel” model, which features a blue dial and a coordinating steel bracelet.

Owing to their very competitive pricing, these creations represent the most affordable access to mechanical watchmaking by Frederique Constant, complete with authentic automatic Swiss Made movements.

Frederique Constant revisits its most iconic collection
Frederique Constant revisits its most iconic collection

Classics Quartz GMT: long-distance traveller

In redesigning its “Classics Quartz GMT” range, Frederique Constant has prioritised the needs of frequent travellers in creating functional, easy to read timepieces attuned to the times and to crossing continents.

The three new models make perfect companion pieces for hubs and major airports. All share a 40 mm steel case, a sunray-brushed dial and a quartz movement powering three hands for the hours, minutes and central second time zone, hovering over a date window at 3 o’clock. The luminescent hour hands are complemented by a central GMT pointer finished with a red arrow, showing the second time zone at a glance, anywhere in the world and without the risk of day/night confusion, being calibrated immediately over 24 hours.
In the same vein, any adjustments to the settings can be made using the single crown. When the hands are at midnight, the second time zone can be adjusted by turning the crown in one direction. Turning it the other way adjusts the date. Simple and intuitive!

The first model, with a grey dial and a brown nubuck-finish calfskin strap, is followed by a very stylish second model featuring a blue dial and a blue strap, complemented by the sportier third variation, complete with a black dial on a steel bracelet.

Classics Quartz: the essence of time

With its three new “Classics Quartz” models, Frederique Constant is reaffirming its vision for timeless, affordable and beautifully finished watches. Within a 40 mm steel case housing a silvered dial in blue or black, the super sleek and understated aesthetic focuses attention on the essence of time measurement: two hands for the hours and minutes, along with the date window.

In the absence of seconds hands, there is nothing to distinguish this Classics Quartz aesthetically from a mechanical watch. Indeed, there are more subtle similarities, thanks to its high level of finishing: the sunray-brushed dial, polished case, applied hour markers doubled at 12 o’clock and topstitched nubuck-finish leather strap or three-link steel bracelet.

Frederique Constant revisits its most iconic collection - - Classics Quartz
Frederique Constant revisits its most iconic collection

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Frederique Constant revisits its most iconic collectionFC 220 Classics Quartz

FC-220SS5B6

Classics Quartz FC-220SS5B6
Frederique Constant revisits its most iconic collection – Classics Quartz FC-220SS5B6

FC-220SS5B6

Hours, minutes, date

FC-220 caliber, quartz

1 Jewels, 45 months battery life

Polished stainless steel 2-part case
Diameter of 40 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Silver dial with sunray decoration, applied silver indexes
Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock

Brown calf leather strap with nubuck finishing and off-white stitching

595€

FC-220DGS5B6

Classics Quartz FC-220DGS5B6
Frederique Constant revisits its most iconic collection – Classics Quartz FC-220DGS5B6

FC-220DGS5B6

Hours, minutes, date

FC-220 caliber, quartz

1 Jewels, 45 months battery life

Polished stainless steel 2-part case
Diameter of 40 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Dark grey dial with sunray decoration, applied silver indexes
Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock

Brown calf leather strap with nubuck finishing and off-white stitching

595€

FC-220NS5B6B

Classics Quartz FC-220NS5B6B
Frederique Constant revisits its most iconic collection – Classics Quartz FC-220NS5B6B

FC-220NS5B6B

Hours, minutes, date

FC-220 caliber, quartz

1 Jewels, 45 months battery life

Polished stainless steel 2-part case
Diameter of 40 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Navy blue dial with sunray decoration, applied silver indexes

Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock

Stainless steel bracelet

695€

Frederique Constant revisits its most iconic collection – FC 252 Classics Quartz GMT

FC-252DGS5B6B

Classics Quartz GMT FC-252DGS5B6B
Frederique Constant revisits its most iconic collection – Classics Quartz GMT FC-252DGS5B6B

FC-252DGS5B6B

Hours, minutes, date, GMT

FC-252 caliber, quartz

1 Jewels, 45 months battery life

Polished stainless steel 2-part case
Diameter of 40 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Dark grey dial with sunray decoration, applied silver indexes
Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock

Stainless steel bracelet

795€

FC-252NS5B6

Classics Quartz GMT FC-252NS5B6
Frederique Constant revisits its most iconic collection – Classics Quartz GMT FC-252NS5B6

FC-252NS5B6

Hours, minutes, date, GMT

FC-252 caliber, quartz

1 Jewels, 45 months battery life

Polished stainless steel 2-part case
Diameter of 40 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Navy blue dial sunray decoration, applied silver indexes
Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock

Navy blue leather strap with nubuck finishing and off-white stitching

695€

FC-252SS5B6

Classics Quartz GMT FC-252SS5B6
Frederique Constant revisits its most iconic collection – Classics Quartz GMT FC-252SS5B6

FC-252SS5B6

Hours, minutes, date, GMT

FC-252 caliber, quartz

1 Jewels, 45 months battery life

Polished stainless steel 2-part case
Diameter of 40 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Silver dial with sunray decoration, applied silver indexes
Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock

Brown leather strap nubuck finishing and off-white stitching

695€

Frederique Constant revisits its most iconic collection – FC 303 Classics Index Automatic

FC-303NB5B6

Classics Index Automatic FC-303NB5B6
Frederique Constant revisits its most iconic collection – Classics Index Automatic FC-303NB5B6

FC-303NB5B6

Hours, minutes, seconds, date

FC-303 caliber, automatic

38-hour power reserve, 26 jewels, 28’800 alt/h

Polished stainless steel 2-part case
Diameter of 40 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Black dial, applied silver indexes with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock

Black calf leather strap with alligator embossing, nubuck finishing and black stitching

895€

FC-303NN5B6B

Classics Index Automatic FC-303NN5B6B
Frederique Constant revisits its most iconic collection – Classics Index Automatic FC-303NN5B6B

FC-303NN5B6B

Hours, minutes, seconds, date

FC-303 caliber, automatic

38-hour power reserve, 26 jewels, 28’800 alt/h

Polished stainless steel 2-part case
Diameter of 40 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Navy blue dial, applied silver indexes with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock

Stainless steel bracelet

995€

FC-303NN5B6

Classics Index Automatic FC-303NN5B6
Frederique Constant revisits its most iconic collection – Classics Index Automatic FC-303NN5B6

FC-303NN5B6

Hours, minutes, seconds, date

FC-303 caliber, automatic

38-hour power reserve, 26 jewels, 28’800 alt/h

Polished stainless steel 2-part case
Diameter of 40 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Navy blue dial, applied silver indexes with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock

            Blue calf leather strap with alligator embossing, nubuck finishing and off-white stitching

895€

FC-303NV5B4

Classics Index Automatic FC-303NV5B4
Frederique Constant revisits its most iconic collection – Classics Index Automatic FC-303NV5B4

FC-303NV5B4

Hours, minutes, seconds, date

FC-303 caliber, automatic

38-hour power reserve, 26 jewels, 28’800 alt/h

Polished stainless steel 2-part case
Diameter of 40 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Silver dial, applied rose gold plated indexes with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished rose gold plated hour and minute hands with white luminous treatment
Blue second hand
Date window at 3 o’clock

                        Brown calf leather strap with alligator embossing, nubuck finishing and off-white stitching

1’095€

FC-303NS5B6

Classics Index Automatic FC-303NS5B6
Frederique Constant revisits its most iconic collection – Classics Index Automatic FC-303NS5B6

FC-303NS5B6

Hours, minutes, seconds, date

FC-303 caliber, automatic

38-hour power reserve, 26 jewels, 28’800 alt/h

Polished stainless steel 2-part case
Diameter of 40 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Silver dial, applied silver indexes with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished silver hour and minute hands with white luminous treatment
Blue second hand
Date window at 3 o’clock

                        Brown calf leather strap with alligator embossing, nubuck finishing and off-white stitching

895€

Source: Frederique Constant

Alpina reveals its online community’s top four AlpinerX Alive models

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Alpina reveals its online community’s top four AlpinerX Alive models
top four AlpinerX Alive models

Alpina reveals its online community’s top four AlpinerX Alive models!

The big day has arrived! After a pre-launch through an online campaign last spring, Alpina unveils today the AlpinerX Alive models that have been highly acclaimed by its community. Indeed, they are now available for sale.

Alpina has once again demonstrated the strength of its online community. On introducing the new AlpinerX Alive between May 3rd and June 2nd last year, the Brand gave fans the chance to customise their own model in choosing from over 1’500 configuration options. Among more than 1’500 design options, 499 configurations were carried out by 48 countries, to develop more than 1’920 AlpinerX Alive timepieces.

A true reflection of Alpina’s spirit

Of these 499 configurations, some combinations have achieved great success: an ultra-sporty red version, a bold and sleek “full black” variation, an urban-inspired design with flashes of blue, as well as a more vintage option combining a black dial and a beige strap. The first two models (€ 995) share a red or black rubber strap and fiberglass case, while the last two (€ 1,095) come with a leather strap and a steel case. Each model will be delivered with an additional velcro strap.

Alpina reveals its online community’s top four AlpinerX Alive models
A true reflection of Alpina’s spirit

The first model, with its sporty red design, features a blue dial, a flange, hands and a red strap. Given its vibrancy and ultra-lightweight fibreglass case, this is the sportiest and most dynamic piece within this product line.  

The “full black” version strives to be more discreet and adaptable, for those who want a connected watch to monitor them at work and during leisure time. Both the dial and the rubber strap are black, just like the hands. The navy blue bezel provides a hint of colour and subtle contrast. As well as being the dominant colour of the third model, blue is one of the most fashionable tones for watches at the moment. Combining various shades, the red touch of the hands and the strap’s topstitching is suggestive of the urban and sporty heritage of this design.

Finally, the fourth model clearly illustrates the determination of Alpina’s community not to let go of the vintage trend. This AlpinerX Alive presents a traditional steel case with a beige calfskin leather strap featuring white topstitching that echoes the hands and index hour markers, in perfect contrast to the black dial – an understated and time-tested approach to a 21st century piece, paying tribute to its ancestors.

Designed for sporty urbanites

The AlpinerX Alive benefits from solid experience with respect to smart watches, from the now famous Horological Smartwatch dating back to 2015, to the very first AlpinerX, released in 2018.

A true reflection of Alpina’s spirit
Designed for sporty urbanites

The “Alive” version includes a new generation heart rate sensor developed by Philips Wearable Sensing, as well as built-in GPS, not to mention VO2 max and hydration. These new features are offered in addition to the perpetual calendar, second time zone, chronograph, activity monitor, sleep tracker and personalised notifications. All now available on a new high resolution AMOLED touch screen. The rechargeable battery provides up to seven days complete autonomy.

A sporting and philanthropic endeavour

As part of the pre-launch campaign in spring 2020, the purchase of an AlpinerX Alive involved donations of 25 Euros being made to the Wings for Life charity, which supports people with spinal injuries, most of whom have become disabled, in regaining all or some of their mobility. As a result, a total of 42,000 Euros was donated to Wings for Life.

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