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The Difference Between Fashion and Fine Jewellery?

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The Difference Between Fashion and Fine Jewellery
The Difference Between Fashion and Fine Jewellery

The Difference Between Fashion and Fine Jewellery?

There is a very big difference between fashion and fine jewellery that everybody will be able to tell and that is the price tag. Furthermore, it is the materials that are also different from these two types of jewellery. 

You don’t need to be a jewellery expert to be able to tell these two differences. The materials also have an impact on the price. As you can imagine, if fake gold is being used instead of real gold, that jewellery piece is going to be much cheaper. 

What Is Fashion Jewellery? 

Fashion jewellery can also be known as costume jewellery. As mentioned in the introduction, the materials that are used for fashion jewellery are much different compared to fine jewellery. Nine times out of ten, you will be spending a lot more money on fine jewellery compared to fashion jewellery. 

Common materials that are used for fashion jewellery are brass, copper and aluminium. These metals will tend to tarnish easily as well as be much weaker than fine jewellery. If you are not bothered by your jewellery damaging easily, this will be more appropriate for you. 

For women, fashion jewellery will be more appropriate for your night out dresses and other evening wear that you may be wearing. For men, fashion jewellery will be more appropriate if it just complements your going out outfit. 

Fashion jewellery is also made of textiles, beads or other leather products. The cheaper materials will often be coated with either silver or gold to give it more of a valuable look. Modern fashion jewellery will also consist of fake gemstone or Swarovski crystals to also make it more valuable. This will be much cheaper than those fine jewellery pieces although they will be much weaker. 

Many jewellery enthusiasts suggest that there should be another category in the middle of these two. The jewellery types that will be in this category are gold vermeil, gold-plated or they can also be filled with gold. If you are not sure what these types of jewellery are, we will describe them for you so you can have a better understanding. 

Gold Vermeil

Gold vermeil is similar to gold plated, there is only a minor difference between the two types of jewellery. Gold vermeil has a layer over the top of silver which would be exactly 2.5 microns. Gold plated is any measurement of the gold layer over the piece of jewellery. Gold vermeil has become increasingly popular in recent years and also adds value to jewellery. 

Gold Plated

Gold plating is usually a thin layer on top of the jewellery. The metal that would usually be used will either be copper, aluminium, brass or other materials that are often used for fashion jewellery. The process for making gold plated jewellery is done by adding a thin layer to the other metal before using an electric current to bind the two together. 

Gold-Filled Jewellery

Gold-filled jewellery is much better quality than gold plated jewellery. There is a chance of gold-plated jewellery to rub off however that is the opposite with gold-filled jewellery. Not only will it look better but it will also have much better durability as well. This is one of the more valuable jewellery pieces for fashion jewellery.  

Fine Jewellery
The Difference Between Fashion and Fine Jewellery?

Fine Jewellery

Fine jewellery is where you are going to be spending a lot more money. This is something that you will have to heavily consider before purchasing. Furthermore, it is going to be much better quality than fashion jewellery and be a lot more durable. 

The standard materials that you will come across with fine jewellery are platinum, silver and gold. Fine jewellery can also consist of expensive gemstones as well that you wouldn’t often see. Some of the gemstones that you would expect to see are diamonds, rubies, garnets and other gemstones. 

With fine jewellery, you can expect to be spending a lot more money. This could either be down to the high quality of the jewellery or the brand that you are buying it from. Like clothing, you don’t need to buy from luxury brands just because of the name. 

Fine jewellery won’t damage as easily as fashion jewellery. Another thing to mention is that if you damage your fine jewellery piece, you will usually be able to get it repaired at a jewellery store. 

To Conclude

When it comes to what you want to buy, you need to remember what you can afford. It is all well and good looking at expensive fine jewellery but you might necessarily need to spend that much. If you are going to be wearing it for a special occasion, you will want to wear fine jewellery. 

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Watchmaking: Scatola del Tempo celebrates its 33rd anniversary

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Watchmaking Scatola del Tempo

Watchmaking: Scatola del Tempo celebrates its 33rd anniversary in Geneva
Handmade and excellence: top leather cases and accessories on the market

In 1989, an invention, a premier ever! Had it not been for the ingenuity of Italian collector Sandro Colarieti, it is not sure that the market for rotating winders would have existed. Back to the roots, at the Time to Watches exhibition in Geneva.

Geneva from March 31 to April 03, 2022. Having celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in 2019 with the return of its iconic Rotor-One, the very first watch winder, and the beginning of a new horological segment, Scatola del Tempo continues to dominate the world of useful and… ultra-luxury accessories.

The craftsmanship of its creations, the organic nobleness of its leathers, and the richness of its woods, go beyond the world of the rotating winder to give a soul to luxurious interiors, to travel, or to transport precious timepieces. An exclusive signature, made of sensual curves, careful sewings, and overstitching, synonymous with excellence, Italian style…

It all began in 1989 when, on the Italian shores of Lake Como, timepiece collector Sandro Colarietti attracted the attention with his find of then-Patek Philippe president Philippe Stern. The 500 units ordered were the beginning of an extraordinary entrepreneurial adventure, one that epitomizes new needs. There was a before and an after! It was the beginning of an era that transformed the Scatola del Tempo
label into a truly global prestige brand with a noble mission: to contribute to the health, maintenance, and protection of valuable timepieces.

Scatola des Tempo, from Rotor-One to the craziest storage furniture A signature synonymous with Italian excellence and universal aesthetic standards, Scatola del Tempo now uses Swiss-made SwissKubiK engineering in all its winders, combining the best of both worlds. It also has a mastery of the ultimate in made-to-measure. Since it successfully ventured into the territory of storage furniture, pouches, or travel cases, it designs and manufactures the most stunning accessories.

Collectors joined by design lovers
Watchmaking: Scatola del Tempo celebrates its 33rd anniversary in Geneva

Collectors joined by design lovers

Every watch enthusiast has at least one model of the Scatola del Tempo brand in his cupboards, trunk, or closet, and if possible its famous Rotor-One. Collectors, connoisseurs? Sandro Colarieti, founder of the Scatola del Tempo brand was one of them. He was one of those enthusiasts for whom the care given to mechanical watches sometimes went beyond mental propriety! Thanks to him, aficionados and true mechanical watches enthusiasts have made the Rotor-One the absolute reference since its arrival on the market. A reference
recommended nowadays by the most prestigious watchmaking brands. An ultimate standard that also fits seamlessly into the heart
of high-end private interiors.

These watches that should never stop

In the world of mechanical watches, there are those timepieces that ought never to stop, either because their calendar complications would transform their time settings into real headaches, or because their automatic winding mechanism increases their life span if it is kept in motion when the piece is momentarily out of use. These timepieces, which require special attention and care, are transcended by Scatola del Tempo’s aesthetic enhancements, both at home and
when traveling.

top leather cases

Scatola del Tempo, keywords
Italian handcrafted leather design and craftsmanship, Swiss-made SwissKubiK engineering integrated with every watch winder.

  • 33 years of expertise
  • Bluetooth programming on Rotore and 7RT models
  • Totally non-magnetic (without any magnetic nuisance)
  • Leather, wide scale of colors
  • Watch boxes in different sizes for a perfect match
  • Multi-size watch boxes for all types of collections, from small to extra-large

Scatola del Tempo, in brief
Established in Como, Italy in the late 1980s
Founder: the Italian collector Sandro Colarieti
Heritage: Cristiana Colarieti, daughter of the founder
Current production location: Manufacture in Mariano Comense (Italy)
Acquired in 2018: Xavier Castelli, Elix Holding SA
Management: Eric Caudrelier-Benac and Louis Castelli
Main materials: wood, leather, Alcantara
Motorization: implementation of SwissKubiK technology
Offer: high-end cases, boxes, coffrets and watch winders
Historical customer: Patek Philippe, Philippe Stern
Market: over 30 countries via distributors
Infinity of customizations on demand
Bespoke: safes and furniture

Source: The Right Place

Europe’s first international gold and jewelry event: VICENZAORO 2022

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Europe’s first international gold and jewelry event

IEG: VICENZAORO 2022 KICKS OFF TOMORROW
Over 1,000 exhibiting brands and 300 buyers from 50 countries worldwide
for Europe’s first international gold and jewelry event.

Italian Exhibition Group’s show consolidates its role as a unique international hub for business, innovation,
sustainability and training for the entire jewelry supply chain.
At the same time T.GOLD, the international show for machinery and technologies for jewelry processing and
VO’ CLOCK PRIVÉ, the new lounge for contemporary watchmaking, is also open to enthusiasts at the weekend.
After sector growth in 2021, expectations are also positive for 2022.

From tomorrow until Monday 21st March, Vicenzaoro 2022 – The Jewellery Boutique Show, the international jewellery exhibition organised by IEG – Italian Exhibition Group, will be back at Vicenza Expo Centre. At the same time, T.Gold, the international show for machinery and advanced technologies for the design and production of jewellery, and VO’Clock Privé, the new contemporary watchmaking lounge, an opportunity for 24 excellent watchmaking brands to meet sector operators and enthusiasts.

Vicenzaoro will host over 1,000 exhibiting brands from 27 countries with the return of companies from countries such as Hong Kong, Thailand and India that are loosening restrictions on mobility. More than 140 brands will be exhibiting at T.Gold from 15 countries. Over 300 buyers from more than 50 countries are also expected, especially from the USA (17%), UAE (7%), Israel (5%), Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The Jewellery Golden Cloud platform is also active for setting up business meetings at the show and for remote business opportunities.

The opening ceremony of the event, scheduled for tomorrow at 11.30 am, will be attended by IEG President Lorenzo Cagnoni, the Mayor of Vicenza Francesco Rucco, sculptor Lorenzo Quinn, the Vice President of Vicenza Province Cristina Franco, Federorafi President Claudia Piaserico, the Veneto Regional Councillor for Economic Development Roberto Marcato and the President of ITA Carlo Maria Ferro, with opening greetings from IEG CEO Corrado Peraboni.

The sector’s most eagerly awaited event is therefore back for an “All at Once” edition, as the claim of this edition states, bringing together, in one location and in complete safety, thanks to the #SAFEBUSINESS by IEG protocol and GBAC STAR™ accreditation of the Expo Centre, the very best of Made in Italy production, collection previews and the excellence of the world’s most authoritative jewellers including Roberto Coin, Damiani Group, Fope, Annamaria Cammilli, Crivelli, Leo Pizzo, Fabergé, Alessio Boschi, Schreiner, Yoko London and Akillis.

A sector that confirms a trend towards recovery. According to estimates drawn for FEDERORAFI up by Confindustria Moda’s Research Centre, 2021 will close with a growth of over +54% in 2020 (+11.9% compared to 2019), estimating a turnover of almost 8.8 billion euros, with positive expectations also for 2022.

Vicenzaoro sees the cohesive presence of institutions and trade associations: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and ITA (Italian Trade Agency), Confindustria Federorafi, Confartigianato Orafi, Confcommercio Federpreziosi, CNA Orafi, Confimi Industria Categoria Orafa ed Argentiera, Assocoral, AFEMO – Italian Association of Jewellery Machinery Manufacturers and Exporters and, at the international level, CIBJO – the World Jewellery Confederation.

The event will be an important moment of debate and discussion on strategic issues: training, sustainability, trends and innovation, with a schedule involving the entire community, the main players, opinion leaders and special guests.

the international jewellery exhibition
Europe’s first international gold and jewelry event: IEG: VICENZAORO 2022 KICKS OFF TOMORROW

With Vicenzaoro, IEG intends to strengthen its role in support of training, on the one hand by promoting the initiatives of trade associations, technical institutes (Vicenzaoro will host the RETE TAM Assembly) and universities, and on the other, by enhancing the attractiveness of the sector. An example of this is the Inspiration Boards project promoted by influencer Laura Inghirami, entrepreneur and founder of Donna Jewel, which will bring new generations to the show and, in particular, second-year students from the IED (European Institute of Design) in Turin on the university course in Fashion Design, specialising in Jewellery Design. Training continues with Assogemme, Fondazione Mani Intelligenti, the Gem Talk programme and Digital Talks.

Seminars organised by CIBJO, which is also holding its general assembly at Vicenzaoro, and Assocoral will be exploring topics regarding sustainability. A consolidated trend in the world of jewellery is the circular economy, to which the meeting was organised by Trendvision Jewellery + Forecasting, the first independent observatory, devised by the Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) and specialising in jewellery forecasting, is also dedicated. Market trends and opinions will be presented by Club Degli Orafi together with Intesa Sanpaolo.

T.GOLD will offer an insight into innovation and technology with the Jewellery Technology Forum and a new edition of the Startup & Carats project, organised with the support of ITA to give visibility to young entrepreneurial companies, thus encouraging new relationships and business opportunities.

As for watchmaking, VO’Clock Privé will be offering courses open to the general public on Saturday and Sunday and organised by the Geneva institution FHH – Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and the CAPAC watchmaking school in Milan.

Once again, the city of Vicenza will play a fundamental role thanks to the now unmissable appointment with VIOFF, Vicenzaoro’s Off Show, which, with an exciting range of events, will further welcome visitors through the enhancement of the territory and its excellence.

Source: BARABINO.DE

Tips For Taking Your Jewellery Collection on Holiday!

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Taking Your Jewellery Collection on Holiday

Tips For Taking Your Jewellery Collection on Holiday!

Taking your jewellery collection on holiday can help to make sure every outfit is complete, however, you do need to be careful when it comes to how you pack and store your jewellery when you are away. So, we are here to introduce a few simple tips to keep your jewellery safe whilst you are on holiday! 

Keep It In Your Hand Luggage

The first tip we have is to keep your jewellery with you in your hand luggage. Firstly, check-in bags often get lost, so if you have sentimental or expensive jewellery, it is particularly important to keep them with you. Although lost baggage is often returned to the owner, this isn’t always the case, so it is best to keep it with you. 

Also, when you check in your jewellery, it will go into the hold which can reach very low temperatures when you are flying. When a piece of jewellery is too hot or cold, it can cause damage to gemstones, particularly if you have more delicate jewellery. 

All in all, having jewellery in your hand luggage will keep it in the best condition possible and you can also rest in the knowledge that it is safe with you! 

Pack Each Piece Individually 

Next up, you need to make sure that each piece of jewellery is packed individually in soft pouches. This will make sure that nothing rubs together so none of your jewellery will get tarnished. 

If you pack any clothing in your carry-on luggage, such as special pieces of luxury clothing that you didn’t want to check-in, keeping the jewellery in soft pouches is especially important so that nothing gets caught on the clothing that could potentially pull the thread and cause damage. 

The best way to pack your jewellery is in a small, travel jewellery box, where each piece can be stored separately and there is no risk of it causing damage to anything else in your hand luggage. 

Keep It At Room Temperature

When you arrive at your holiday, you need to make sure that you keep your jewellery at room temperature. As mentioned, if your jewellery is too hot or cold, it can damage settings or gemstones. So, if you are visiting a very hot or cold country, try to keep the room at room temperature. 

You also need to make sure that your jewellery is kept in a dry place, as any kind of humidity or moisture can seriously affect fine jewellery. This is why taking a portable jewellery box is great, as it will help to protect the jewellery from the majority of the humidity. You should also keep your jewellery collection in a cupboard or wardrobe when you are away, to make sure that no direct sunlight is shining on it and heating up the jewellery box! 

Don’t Wear Your Jewellery With Suncream or in Water

Our last tip is to make sure that you don’t wear your jewellery with suncream or in water. Suncream can easily build up on your jewellery, causing settings or clasps to be gunked up and dirty. 

Also, when it comes to water, it can cause jewellery to tarnish and discolour. Pool water contains chlorine that is very damaging and saltwater can cause erosion. For these reasons, it is best to remove jewellery completely during the day to prevent any damage, and then save your wonderful collection for the evenings when it won’t be at risk of damage! 

Jewellery World Awards honours industry leaders

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Jewellery World Awards honours industry leaders
Jewellery World Awards honours industry leaders

Jewellery World Awards honours industry leaders

The Jewellery World Awards (JWA) has unveiled its highly anticipated list of Recipients during a recently concluded gala dinner and awards ceremony at the Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai (JGT Dubai). Organised by Informa Markets Jewellery, JWA is the only business awards programme for the international jewellery industry that covers the whole supply chain from mines to market.

Letitia Chow, chairperson and founder of JWA at Informa Markets Jewellery remarked, “The jewellery industry has once again demonstrated its resilience and ability to adapt with what we witnessed at this year’s JWA. With the achievements and success stories shared by the recipients across the categories, we are inspired by their vision, innovative approach and thirst for excellence to move forward even in times of adversity. We are so honoured to recognise these achievements on this occasion.”

The evening’s highest accolade was given to Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Navrattan Kothari, who has shown compassionate and driven leadership in the past six decades. Aside from transforming his family business into a global conglomerate, he has also been dedicated to supporting the local communities where the KGK Group operates in.

This year’s JWA Recipients for the nine categories are:

  1. Lifetime Achievement Award
    Navrattan Kothari
  2. Brand of the Year – Retail
    Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group, Hong Kong
  3. Industry Innovation of the Year –
    Diamonds On Call Limited, Hong Kong
    Emerald Jewel Industry India Limited, India
    Picup Media, Hong Kong
    Shenzhen Link Gold Technology Co Ltd, China
  4. Manufacturer of the Year – Diamond
    KGK Group, Hong Kong
  5. Manufacturer of the Year – Jewellery
    Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint Stock Company, Vietnam
  6. Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – APAC
    CHJ Jewellery, China
    YLG Bullion Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore
  7. Outstanding Small Enterprise of the Year (50 full-time employees and below)
    Brilliant Cuts Pvt Ltd, Sri Lanka
  8. Outstanding ESG Performance of the Year
    Shenzhen Xingguangda Jewelry Industrial Co Ltd, China
  9. Young Entrepreneur of the Year (age 40 and below)
    Do Minh Duc, DOJI Gold & Gems Group JSC, Vietnam
    Joyee Zhao, BOJEM, China

James Courage, one of the principal judges of the awards said, “Judging from the participants’ responses and initiatives, one can say that the industry continues to push the boundaries in order to safeguard the welfare of its employees and satisfy its customers — even in the harshest conditions. Their ability to innovate, adapt and meet the market’s needs is testament to our Honourees’ resilience, passion, drive and humanity.”

Albert Cheng, also a principal judge added, “In the past 18 months, all our Honourees showcased resiliency, flexibility and rapid digitisation to battle the negative effects of COVID-19. On behalf of the judging panel, I salute all of the Recipients who have succeeded in these unprecedented times.

Kent Wong, Managing Director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group (CTF), said, “We are honoured and proud to be a Headline Partner of the JWA for 10 straight years. We look forward to collaborating with our peers and driving the industry towards more milestones and achievements in the future.”

Lin Qiang, President & Managing Director of the Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE), who also served as one of the judges noted, “The global jewellery industry is clearly recovering from the effects of the pandemic. The Chinese diamond business, for one, had a robust rebound. Such growth largely results from the unremitting efforts made by our colleagues in the industry. The JWA continues to serve its purpose as a stage for celebrating these achievements and more.

JWA is supported by Headline Partners CTF and SDE, as well as Honoured Partners KGK Group and Guangdong GD Land Group Limited. Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai (JGT Dubai), jointly organized by Informa Markets Jewellery and the Italian Exhibition Group, is supported by an official partner, DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre).

About the Headline Partner

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (the “Group”; SEHK stock code: 1929) was listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in December 2011. The Group’s vision is to become the most trusted jewellery group in the world.

Founded in 1929, the Group’s iconic brand “CHOW TAI FOOK” is widely recognized for its trustworthiness and authenticity, and is renowned for its product design, quality and value. A long-standing commitment to innovation and craftsmanship has contributed to the Group’s success, along with that of its iconic retail brand, and has been embodied in its rich 90-year heritage. Underpinning this success are our long-held core values of “Sincerity • Eternity”.

The Group’s differentiation strategy continues to make inroads into diverse customer segments by catering to a bespoke experience for different lifestyles and personalities, as well as customers’ different life stages. Offering a wide variety of products, services and channels, the Group’s brand portfolio comprises the CHOW TAI FOOK flagship brand, with curated retail experiences including ARTRIUM and JEWELRIA, and other individual brands including HEARTS ON FIRE, ENZO, SOINLOVE and MONOLOGUE.

The Group’s commitment to sustainable growth is anchored in its customer-centric focus and strategies, which are in place to promote long term innovation in business, in people and in culture. Another asset underpinning sustainable growth is a sophisticated and agile business model. This supports the Group by fostering excellence and extending opportunities along the entire value chain to communities and industry partners across the world.

With an extensive retail network in Greater China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia and the United States, and a fast-growing e-commerce business, the Group is implementing effective online-to-offline (“O2O”) strategies to succeed in today’s omnichannel retail environment.

Shanghai Diamond Exchange

Authorized by the State Council, the Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE) is the only diamond exchange body in China; and provides diamond dealers with a fair and safe transaction venue under close supervision. It also enjoys a favourable taxation policy and is operated in accordance with international best practices of the diamond industry. 

Established in 2000, the SDE is a non-profit, self-regulating membership organization and a member of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses. 

About the Honoured Partners

KGK Group

The KGK Group was founded in 1905 by Kesrimal Kothari and Ghisilal Kothari of Jaipur (India), to trade gemstones between India and Burma. With a global presence across 15 countries today, the privately held group has evolved into one of the most preferred brands in the gemstone and jewellery industry, with a vertically integrated operation.

KGK is one of the few conglomerates covering the entire spectrum of mining, sourcing, manufacturing and distribution of coloured gemstones, diamonds and jewellery for over a century. KGK Group has a resilient team of 12,000 employees with operations and offices in Asia, North and South America, Europe and Africa. Having achieved an impeccable reputation in the gemstone, diamond and jewellery trade, the group has recently diversified into real estate.

Guangdong Land (Shenzhen) Ltd 

Guangdong Land (Shenzhen) Ltd (GD Land (Shenzhen)) is an indirect subsidiary of GDH Limited, the largest conglomerate from the Guangdong Province that operates outside of Mainland China. Headquartered in Hong Kong, GD Land (Shenzhen) is the listed company of GD Holdings for its HOPSCA business. It has been listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited with stock code: 00124 since 1997.

GD Land (Shenzhen) currently has a number of upscale projects in the Pearl River Delta Economic Zone, including Guangzhou Riverside Garden, Guangzhou Ruyingju, Guangzhou Laurel House, Guangzhou Panyu Wanbo CBD Project, Guangzhou Zhujiang New Town Project, Foshan Nanhaiheshun Project and its flagship project, the Shenzhen GDH City.

The GDH City, a landmark HOPSCA comprised of grade-A office buildings, and experiential shopping mall of around 120,000 m2, a brewery heritage art street, a versatile space of 37-69 m2 and quality apartment buildings. Situated in Shuibei Buxin Business Circle in Shenzhen, the most sophisticated and largest centre for gold and jewellery trade in the country, the GDH City enjoys instant access to rich natural resources and an expansive transportation network. Indeed, GDH City allows one to enjoy fully everything it has to offer.

About Informa Markets Jewellery

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our global jewellery vertical, Informa Markets Jewellery, offers in-person and web-based sourcing experiences, digital solutions and dedicated B2B platforms that bring international buyers and quality sellers together in the fine jewellery, gemstone, and fashion jewellery and accessories markets.

Our resources, industry experience, influence and focus as a partner are enhanced by our global jewellery portfolio that includes the industry’s No. 1 B2B jewellery marketplace – Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong; a powerful digital platform – JewelleryNet; a dedicated Jewellery Media team; an education-based programme – Jewellery & Gem Knowledge Community, and one of the industry’s most prestigious awards programmes – the Jewellery World Awards (JWA).

Source: JWA Marketing

Slimline Ladies Moonphase: Swiss Elegance

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Slimline Ladies Moonphase

Slimline Ladies Moonphase: Swiss Elegance

Now firmly established as a Frederique Constant flagship creation, the Slimline Ladies Moonphase range is being completed by two new models. Simple, refined, elegant, and affordable, they reflect the wish of the Swiss watchmaker to broaden the customer base for Swiss Made luxury watches.

In 2022, Frederique Constant is reaffirming its faith in classic and classy watchmaking for women. This is the essence of its Slimline Ladies Moonphase range, whose timepieces of only 30mm purposefully ooze charm and femininity.

Unapologetic classicism

Unapologetic classicism

After the success of its models with a mother-of-pearl dial and diamond markers, Frederique Constant is unveiling two new variations which celebrate a return to classic, refined, and timeless watchmaking. Each model now has an opaline dial with applied stick markers in a pearl black finish. The classic traits of fine Geneva watchmaking are found here, the city in which Frédérique Constant has its own Manufacture. 

At midday, only an “XII” stands out with its Roman numerals, which did not exist on the previous models. Around the dial is a new motion work, punctuated every 5 minutes by Arabic numerals, discreetly completed at 6 o’clock by the “Swiss Made” assurance of true quality. This discreet, so-called “railway” interpretation of the motion work evokes the “sector dials” associated with the glory days of the watchmaking of the 1920s to the 1940s, an aesthetic choice confirmed by the “onion” crown at 3 o’clock – topped by an elegant blue cabochon.

However, these two new Slimline Ladies Moonphase watches also benefit from the progress of contemporary watchmaking: their heartbeats with the FC-206 quartz movement, guaranteeing 5 years’ operation. It moves two central hands (hours and minutes) of the leaf type, also pearl black, with a gentle and elegant curve in their center. At 6 o’clock, they pass over an indication of the phases of the Moon in an open crescent, revealing the Earth’s satellite surrounded by stars, on a midnight blue background, recalling the night sky.

Swiss Made luxury watches

These two new variations are available either on a blue leather strap, overstitched in the same color – easy to change thanks to its “quick change” system –, or on an elegant flexible steel strap with 5 polished links, for a snug fit on the wrist. 

Source: Frederique Constant  

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Slimline Ladies Moonphase RRP 825€

Slimline Ladies Moonphase FC-206SW1S6B
ReferenceFC-206SW1S6B
FunctionsHours, minutes, moonphase
MovementFC-206 caliber, quartz
60 months battery life, 5 jewels
CasePolished stainless steel 3-part case
Crown with blue cabochon
Diameter of 30 mm
Height of 7,65 mm
Scratch-resistant convex sapphire crystal
Closed case back
Water-resistant up to 3 ATM/30m/100ft
DialWhite dial with mat finishing
Applied pearl black indexes
Black minute graduation on outer ring
Pearl black hour and minute hands
Moonphase at 6 o’clock
StrapStainless steel mesh bracelet

Slimline Ladies Moonphase RRP 725€

Slimline Ladies Moonphase FC-206SW1S6
ReferenceFC-206SW1S6
FunctionsHours, minutes, moonphase
MovementFC-206 caliber, quartz
60 months battery life, 5 jewels
CasePolished stainless steel 3-part case
Crown with blue cabochon
Diameter of 30 mm
Height of 7,65 mm
Scratch-resistant convex sapphire crystal
Closed case back
Water-resistant up to 3 ATM/30m/100ft
DialWhite dial with mat finishing
Applied pearl black indexes
Black minute graduation on outer ring
Pearl black hour and minute hands
Moonphase at 6 o’clock
StrapBlue calf leather strap with blue stitching

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