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Zenith Cohiba partnership with Pilot Type 20 special editions

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Zenith Cohiba partnership with Pilot Type 20 special editions
Zenith Cohiba partnership with Pilot Type 20 special editions

A smoking start to 2018 for Zenith Cohiba partnership with Pilot Type 20 special editions

Zenith’s partnership with high-end cigar brand manufacturer Cohiba gets off to a smoking start in 2018, at the 20th prestigious Cuban Habanos Festival, with the launch of two spicy new limited-edition versions of the brand’s celebrated Pilot Type 20 model: the 50-piece Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition in 18-carat rose gold and the 150-piece Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition in bronze.



An epic year for Zenith, 2017 saw the launch of a number of groundbreaking new references, including two stunning new iterations of the brand’s famous Pilot watch with its imposing presence and adventurous temperament. Showcasing a neo-retro look fuelled by the adventurous spirit of the aviation pioneers that the Manufacture has accompanied since the early days of flight, this famous aviator’s watch expressed its trailblazing style in chronograph mode as the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Extra Special; and as an automatic alternative in the Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Special Edition.

Zenith Cohiba partnership with Pilot Type 20 special editionsWith its virile bronze case, high-frequency El Primero ‘engine’ and black dial bearing green-emission SLN Arabic numerals,  the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph is a natural heir to the onboard instruments developed by Zenith in the early years of aeronautics, known for their precision, sturdiness and outstanding legibility. Its counterpart, the Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Special Edition, is ppowered by an automatic Zenith Elite 679 calibre. Featuring elegant hues and ideal proportions, it naturally lends itself to the most stylish vintage variations while never losing sight of the spirit of adventure that forged its legend.



Like mechanical watches, Habanos cigars have a long cultural history and are a quintessential expression of lifestyle. Aged, full-bodied and with the classic Cohiba finish, the Maduro 5 is no exception to this rule. Contrary to what one might assume, Maduro is not a type of leaf, but a colour shade achieved through an extra fermentation of the wrapper leaves harvested from the very top levels of the shade- grown tobacco plants and ageing longer time than is usual for standard wrapper leaves. The wrapper leaves used for Maduro 5 line belonging Cohiba brand are specially aged for five years. This well-aged wrapper yields the top-quality maduro colour and flavour quality that makes the distinct tasting Maduro 5 cigars.

Zenith Cohiba partnership with Pilot Type 20 special editionsShared noble bearing and vintage patina

This year, the partnership launched in 2016 between the iconic Swiss watchmaker and Cuban flagship cigar brand on the occasion of the latter’s 50th anniversary lights up again. What could be more natural for two luxury cult brands to come together in a pair of timepieces distinguished by this shared noble bearing and vintage patina?

So it is that in 2018, in tribute to these legendary and highly sought-after top-end cigars, ZENITH has produced the Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition and Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition in warm tones of rose gold and bronze respectively. Water resistant to 10 ATM and endowed with a 50-hour power reserve, the trademark striking case, wide ratcheted easily adjustable crown (along with pushpieces in the case of the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition), and oversized luminescent numerals of the Zenith/Cohiba Pilot watches proudly flaunt all the DNA of a line of airborne conquerors, while emulating the rich tones of the Maduro 5 wrapping.

Zenith Cohiba partnership with Pilot Type 20 special editionsProduced in a numbered edition of 50 for the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Cohiba Maduro 5Edition and 150 in bronze for its Pilot Type 20 Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition counterpart, these magnificent timepieces display both the Zenith and the Cohiba logos on their sandblasted black dials. Both feature gold-plated hour and minute hands with a small seconds hand at 9 o’clock on the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition, together with a central chrono hand and 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. A special titanium caseback bearings the number of the piece in the series, along with the noble name ‘Cohiba Maduro 5’ atop an engraving of Cohiba’s “El Laguito” historical factory*. A brown oily nubuck strap with protective rubber lining, special stitching and titanium pin buckle on the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition; and a brown alligator leather strap with protective rubber lining and matching 18-carat rose gold pin buckle on the Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition, set the perfect finishing touches to both these extraordinary collectors’ items.

While taste in any area is subjective, Maduro 5 connoisseurs have a very specific and highly desirable set of expectations and the same could be said of their watchmaking doppelgangers. United by a love of exceptional style and quality, aficionados of both fine Cuban cigars and magnificent timepieces are sure to be captivated by these latest spectacular embodiments of this unlikely, yet highly successful partnership between two totally unrelated but fully complementary industries.

* While it is possible to visit the Zenith location in Le Locle, Switzerland, and to experience how human hands seem to magically breathe life into an El Primero movement, the cigar manufacturer “El Laguito” appears virtually sealed off in its location in Cubanacán on the outskirts of the Cuban capital, Havana. Not because Cohiba has something to hide, but because the more than 300 employees must carefully attend to their work. A Cohiba cigar, as shown most impressively during a tour, still remains a totally handmade product.

 

PILOT TYPE 20 EXTRA SPECIAL COHIBA-MADURO 5 EDITION

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Limited Edition of 50 units
paying tribute to Cohiba’s high end collection (Maduro 5) 

Reference: 18.2430.679/27.C721

MOVEMENT
Elite 679, Automatic
Calibre 11 ½“` (Diameter: 25.6 mm)
Movement thickness: 3.85 mm  Zenith Cohiba partnership with Pilot Type 20 special editions
Components: 126
Jewels: 27
Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4 Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours
Finishes: Oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif

FUNCTIONS
Hours and minutes in the centre
Central seconds hand

CASE, DIAL & HANDS
Material: 18-ct rose gold
Diameter: 45 mm
Dial-opening diameter: 37.80 mm
Thickness: 14.25 mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: 18-ct rose gold engraved with “El Laguito” (Cohiba’s historical building)
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Black adorned with Cohiba’s logo
Hour-markers: Arabic numerals in Super-LumiNova® SLN C1
Hands: gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1 

STRAPS & BUCKLES
Strap reference: 27.00.2321.721
Brown alligator leather strap with protective rubber lining
Buckle reference: 27.18.0021.001
18-ct rose gold pin buckle

LIMITED EDITION OF 50 UNITS

PILOT TYPE 20 EXTRA SPECIAL CHRONOGRAPH COHIBA-MADURO 5 EDITION

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Limited Edition of 150 units
paying tribute to Cohiba’s high end collection (Maduro 5)

Reference: 29.2432.4069/27.C794  Zenith Cohiba partnership with Pilot Type 20 special editions

MOVEMENT
El Primero 4069, Automatic
Calibre 13 ¼ “` (Diameter: 30 mm)
Movement thickness: 6.60 mm
Components: 254
Jewels: 35
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours
Finishes: Oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif

FUNCTIONS
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small second at 9 o’clock
Chronograph :
Central chrono hand
30-min counter at 3 o’clock

CASE, DIAL & HANDS
Material: Bronze
Diameter: 45 mm
Dial-opening diameter: 37.80 mm
Thickness: 14.25 mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Titanium case-back engraved with “El Laguito” (Cohiba’s historical building)
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Black adorned with Cohiba’s logo
Hour-markers: Arabic numerals in Super-LumiNova® SLN C1
Hands: gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1

STRAPS & BUCKLES
Strap reference: 27.00.2321.794
Brown oily nubuck strap with protective rubber lining
Buckle reference: 27.95.0021.001
Titanium pin buckle

LIMITED EDITION OF 150 UNITS

A To Z about Buying Men’s Gold Wedding Rings

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Men's Gold Wedding Rings
Men's Gold Wedding Rings

A To Z about Buying Men’s Gold Wedding Rings

Make sure that when it comes to choosing the right men’s gold wedding rings, you know everything about the product. Not everyone is comfortable when it comes to purchasing these items and they don’t know what they think they should. You need to know the various types of gold that are available and the cost that each one would bring. Here are just a few of the things that you need to know about how to pick the right one for your loved one.



Design Choice

When it comes to men’s gold wedding rings you need to know what you are looking for before you step into the store. You need to think about a few things, such as:

  • Color, which can be white, yellow, pink or rose
  • Metal type, which can be silver, platinum, titanium, gold or more
  • Proportions, and this can be chunky, smooth, set with jewels or anything else
  • Most importantly, you should set the price factor in advance and try not to stray from your calculated price estimation or budget

Make sure when you go into the store tell them just what you are looking for instead of giving them the option to show you whatever they want.



Types

There are a few types of men’s gold wedding rings that you should think about, including:

  • White
  • Yellow
  • Pink or rose

Each of these also come in different content levels that are dependent on the weight of the jewelry, such as:

  • 10 karat is the lowest amount of total gold or around 41.6%
  • 14 karat is the middle area and has around 58.3% percent of gold
  • 18 karat, which contains the most amount of gold and is around 75%

Also, each of the the different content levels has a different hardness level, which is also based on the type . The hardness is 160 for rose, 195 for pink, 155 for yellow and 225 for white in 18 karat. The hardness for 14 karat is 125 for both pink and rose, while yellow is 140 and white is 165 and the hardness levels for 10 karat is 115 for both rose and pink, 145 for yellow and 190 for white. Make sure that you think about the hardness levels that you want right before you select the right men’s gold wedding rings.

Men's Gold Wedding Rings
A To Z about Buying Men’s Gold Wedding Rings

Budget

One of the things that most people think about when it comes to men’s gold wedding rings is the price they have to pay. You should set your estimated budget before you step a foot into the store. Tell the sales representative the pre-calculated budget you have set, which should include everything like taxes, resizing and more. Ask them to only show you those options that are in your budget to avoid falling in love with something that you can’t afford. You can also choose not to inform them, but simply tell that you aren’t looking to spend that amount if they show you something out of your budget.

There is so much that you should know when it comes to men’s gold wedding rings, but make sure that you know the general details. You should always go into a store with a price range already set so that you only have a look at those rings that fits within your budget. You also need to have an idea of what you are looking for so that you can tell the sales representative, who would be responsible for showing you those. Also, you share the designs you are looking for along with the karats, which can determine the hardness of the jewelry along with the cost.

2018 Pre-Baselworld Novelty Classic Worldtimer Manufacture

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Classic Worldtimer Manufacture
Classic Worldtimer Manufacture

2018 Pre-Baselworld Novelty Classic Worldtimer Manufacture

Frederique Constant presents its first novelty of 2018, a redesigned Classic Worldtimer Manufacture featuring a new green color pattern.



Making time
Nowadays, Time could be considered just as precious as gold. For the busy businessman travelling around the world, keeping track of time locally and at home is primordial. With the new Classic Wordtimer Manufacture, you will be able to track time throughout twenty-four cities worldwide.

The world at your fingertips
A finely world map was etched on the dial and the twenty-four cities are placed on its outer rim just as previous editions. The date by hand is located at 6 o’clock and perfectly fits within the dial. Telling time on this newest timepiece will make keeping time a relaxing and simple experience.

Classic Worldtimer ManufactureSetting up your Worldtimer
The FC-718 caliber movement is an extraordinary piece of machinery not only because it is in-house designed, developed and produced but also because its Worldtimer functions as well as the date are all adjustable via the crown itself, with no additional push-buttons. Frederique Constant was the first to announce such an accomplishment and three Worldtimer editions later this innovation is one of the top selling arguments for this watch. To easily set the functions you must choose between three settings; the first lets you wind the watch by turning the crown upwards; the second allows the user to set the date and city by turning the crown upwards and downwards, respectively; and the third position allows the user to set the time by turning the crown downwards. This timepiece displays two separate discs, one featuring a 24h day-night indicator and a second one with the twenty-four cities. As a Manufacture movement, the FC-718 caliber is decorated with Perlages and Côtes de Genève, and holds a 42-hour power reserve. The green timepiece is complete with a green alligator strap with white stitches.



With yet another revival of the Classic Worldtimer Manufacture, Frederique Constant continues to enhance its Manufacture collection. Always mindful of the “Accessible Luxury” philosophy it implemented the brand strikes again with an in-house movement for under 3500 CHF.

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Classic Worldtimer Manufacture
Classic Worldtimer Manufacture

Classic Worldtimer Manufacture 

Reference                    FC-718GRWM4H6           

Case
Polished stainless steel 3-parts case, diameter of 42 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
See-through case back
Water-resistant to 5 ATM

Movement
FC-718 Manufacture caliber, automatic with date and Worldtimer function adjustable via the crown.
Perlage & Circular Côtes de Genève decoration on the movement 26 jewels, 42 hours power reserve, 28’800 alt/h

Dial
Green color dial with worldmap in the center and luminous indexes
Hand-polished silver-colored hands with white luminous treatment
Date counter at 6 o’clock
24h disc with day-night indication
City disc with 24 cities

Bracelet
Green alligator strap with white stitches

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date by hand, Worldtimer function

 

Source: https://frederiqueconstant.com/press-access/

Reasons To Choose Custom Platinum Engagement Rings

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Reasons To Choose Custom Platinum Engagement Rings
Reasons To Choose Custom Platinum Engagement Rings

Reasons To Choose Custom Platinum Engagement Rings

When selecting an engagement ring for your beloved, it is crucial to determine the right kind of metal. This is particularly important when designing a custom engagement ring. Not only do you want to match your partner’s style and preference, but you also have to consider how her personal tastes will develop over time. For a lot of brides-to-be, the best choice of metal for their in engagement ring is actually platinum.



It is true that yellow gold is more common and traditional, and that rose gold finish continues to be quite popular these days. But then again, platinum engagement rings remains to be the top choice.

Still quite uncertain if platinum rings are right for you? Have a look at these reasons why you should opt for a custom platinum engagement ring:

Reasons To Choose Custom Platinum Engagement RingsI. It is one of the rarest metals on earth. As a matter of fact, platinum is even more exceptional than diamonds! It is actively quarried in the Ural Mountains of Colombia, Russia, Canada, and South Africa.

Reasons To Choose Custom Platinum Engagement RingsII. It is a “noble metal”, which means it’s very pure. Usually, around 95% of pure platinum is being used for the creation of fine jewellery. Moreover, platinum’s other remarkable qualities include being hypo-allergenic, which is favourable to those people who are allergic to silver or gold. Platinum is the perfect option for them.

Reasons To Choose Custom Platinum Engagement RingsIII. Since it is a naturally white metal, platinum has a specific silver colour that is evocative of highly polished silver or white gold. This particular colour makes platinum rings a versatile piece of metal that works well with any ring setting.

Reasons To Choose Custom Platinum Engagement RingsIV. Aside from being extremely rare, platinum is also highly durable. Unlike gold which can thin out after years of usage, platinum rings won’t easily lose volume from polishing or scratches. Because of platinum’s sturdiness, it is therefore ideal for jewellery use such as wedding bands and engagement rings, as these type of jewellery are being used almost every day.

V. As one of the purest metals, platinum is one of the least reactive metals available to most jewellers. Because of this, platinum rings are not readily susceptible to heat damage, and it will not rust. That is why platinum is a remarkable choice for daily wear.



While other metal trends come and go, platinum has been a jewellery staple since the 17th century. Its classic combination of durability, beauty, and scarcity made platinum the perfect choice for custom engagement rings and wedding bands.

 

 

 

Bio:
For more than ten years, Daniel Greenberg has been hand crafting DG Bespoke Jewellery and is known as a trained master diamond mounter and goldsmith. As he was taught by one of the best jewelers in London (his father), Daniel makes certain that all his unique pieces are pure perfection.

How to Choose the Right Cufflink Material for Specific Occasions

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How to Choose the Right Cufflink Material for Specific Occasions
How to Choose the Right Cufflink Material for Specific Occasions

How to Choose the Right Cufflink Material for Specific Occasions

Cufflinks have become an essential part of a man’s wardrobe. But with the hundreds of different choices in the market, it’s challenging to know which perfect pair is the perfect ensemble for your outfit.

The beauty of a pair of cufflinks is that when worn, they can be either dressed up or down depending on the occasion. That’s why they are suitable for any formal or informal event such as office parties, weddings or a romantic dinner.



One of the primary determinants of a cufflink’s formality is its material. Gold, platinum and silver are the common materials used in modern-day cufflinks. Each man should have at least one pair for every occasion he may attend sometime in the future.

Below are some tips to help you choose which cufflink material is best for specific occasions.

  1. Classic silver and gold for weddings

Your best bet when attending a wedding or if you are the groom is a simple yet elegant gold or silver cufflinks. You’ll look polished and suave on your big day. If you want to go a step further and impress your soon-to-be wife, wear her initials on your novelty cufflinks.

  1. Precious stones and crystals for black-tie events

How to Choose the Right Cufflink Material for Specific OccasionsTo conform to more sophisticated dress requirements, like attending black-tie or white-tie events, invest in a couple of pairs of cufflinks made from luxurious materials such as precious stones or crystals.



  1. Enamel for the office look

How to Choose the Right Cufflink Material for Specific OccasionsFor jewelleries worn on a daily basis, you need to look for versatility and durability. Cufflinks made from glass, enamel or titanium are the perfect accessories to show your boss and clients you mean business. They’re presentable, classy and formal, without looking too over the top for an everyday look.

  1. Rose gold and mother of pearl for dinner parties

How to Choose the Right Cufflink Material for Specific OccasionsBask in the attention you deserve by donning a pair of elegant rose gold cufflinks or pearl cufflink for dinner parties. These materials not only add a touch of luxury, but also they take your ensemble to another level, making you look sophisticated and fashion forward.

  1. Unusual materials for informal events

How to Choose the Right Cufflink Material for Specific Occasions

Channel your personality and character into your wardrobe by wearing novelty cufflinks made from interesting materials, like wood or leather for informal events.

As a general rule of thumb with cufflinks, wear the classic and simple designs to professional or formal events, while you can experiment with different materials, textures or designs on less formal events such as a themed wedding, party or dinner.

We want cufflinks to get the attention they deserve which is where Cufflinks Gift Hub got created. We take personalization to a new level and offer unique men’ accessories that only we can provide. We take customer satisfaction seriously as we know the little things we do make all the difference.

Tips for Finding the Right Diamond Ring

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Tips for Finding the Right Diamond Ring
Tips for Finding the Right Diamond Ring

Tips for Finding the Right Diamond Ring

Shopping for a diamond ring can especially be difficult, due to the fact that he options available to you are usually seemingly endless. However, the following tips should be able to guide you in the right direction:

Create a Mental Picture

The first step for you to take will be to know just how the ring will be. By this, I mean that of the ring and the diamond on top of it as well. There are various shapes and sizes of diamond rings, so feel free to choose the most appealing to you.

However, when it comes to the diamond itself it is understandable if you don’t know any diamond shape to begin with. If this case applies to you, feel free to pick round or princess cut these are the two most popular diamond shape choices.

Select a Carat Weight

You can now set a carat weight minimum for the diamond. This is highly important as the shape and carat size of ever diamond have to go together for instance, if you have the shape of a heart put on a diamond that measures just a single karat, you might not like what you eventually see.

When sourcing for the diamond of your choice, make sure to look for diamonds whose sizes fall just under some of the most popular carat weights (such as 1/2 ct. 3/4 ct., 1 ct., etc.). Due to the fact that these diamonds fall just under the popular weight tags, there is a higher probability that they will be sold at a slight discount (especially when compared to souq diamonds that have full weights). For example, a diamond that measures .90 carats will most probably cost less than a full1.00 carat diamond on a price-per-carat basis. It also helps that they are usually really hard to distinguish when looked at with normal eyes. As a matter of fact, a diamond with a smaller carat weight might even have the same diameter as a heavier diamond. This means that when viewed from above, they will most probably look the same.

Tips for Finding the Right Diamond Ring
Tips for Finding the Right Diamond Ring

Consider Your Budget As Well

You also have to consider the price of the ring in question.

Now, when it comes to price and diamond rings, you should know that there is no such thing as a cheap option. As a matter of fact, when you see a diamond ring that does cheaply (you should naturally know what you need to pay), you should know that the ring should have some form of deficiency or the other. However, you should also know that certain prices just are not worth it. You need to be careful and consider your available budget.

If you finally get a ring and the diamonds that the ring has are able to match your revised criteria, make sure that the price is close to your budget, then feel free to make your purchase.

Simply put, be careful and send wisely!

About The Author

Rachel Stinson has always had a knack for writing, food, fashion, and places. Blogging has combined all four for her with an added bonus of enthusiastic audiences. She expertly analyzes real estates, restaurants and online fashion stores with respect to pricing and people involved and can express her opinions in an unhesitant, engaging manner for all matters.

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