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Imitating the color spectrum seen on the Apollo 11 lunar modules and the surrounding terrain, the OMEGA Speedmaster features a grey, brushed-titanium, 42 mm casing surrounded by an 18 karat gold, OMEGA Sedna gold bezel and matte black tachymeter scale. Super-LumiNova lights up the 18 karat red-gold hands and indexes on the watch face, white two small dots at the 12 o’clock hour emit a green light for maximum visibility—even in the darkness of space. Three sub-dials sit on the black face: a seconds hand, 30 minute recorder and 12 hour recorder, all encased within a scratch-resistant, anti-reflective, sapphire crystal enclosure.
Her newest collection, Lust & Lure (which is as sexy as it sounds), is a modern twist on early Art Deco, influenced by the colors, themes and designs of the roaring ‘20s. Trying to blend a distinctive time period with her own personal character leaves the collection looking almost vintage in appearance but with contemporary touches that are almost unperceivable, making it look like an ultra-chic piece you happened to borrow from your grandmother’s closet. Transfixed in yellow, white and black gold, green emeralds, white diamonds and deep onyx are used heavily in the collection.
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For the more adventurous dad who may need to know weather, barometric pressure or altitude for, let’s say, his next mountain climbing expedition—we love Breva’s Génie 01 in platinum. Limited to only 12 super-exclusive pieces, this timepiece is offered in a platinum finish with a hand-stitched, navy blue, alligator leather strap. This meteorological watch has dual aneroid capsules to measure air pressure and also features an altitude indicator, barometric pressure indicator, power reserve indicator, air pressure equalizer, equalizer seal indicator, barometric scale adjuster, and altitude scale adjuster all housed in a neat 36mm watch case.
While all the programming, blinking, buzzing and charging can seem almost too much to be beneficial, it beats the alternative which would consist of sitting at the dinner table, phone out— très rude. Besides, these rings are pretty chic on their own even without all the cool techy features—they go with every outfit, make enough of a statement to wear alone and come in a variety of colors. If plain and simple isn’t your thing, don’t worry, they’ll be increasing their offering as they expand their business and technology improves.
Ringly is available for preorder online and is priced from $145-$180 (after preorder priced $195-$260).
Housed in a steel, 42mm case, the timepiece offers an automatic movement of 282 parts with 31 jewels and a 50-hour power reserve. The face shows the small seconds at the nine o’clock hour, a 30 minute counter at three o’clock, a 12 hour counter at six o’clock and features an aperture through which the movements can be seen. The dial holds the iconic Rolling Stones symbol, while hours around the face are lit with Superluminova. Finished with a black, alligator-leather strap, the watch is limited to 250 pieces and will be available for purchase this fall.
For most women, jewels are an adornment—a status symbol, a way to show their flair for fashion or their intrinsic personality—but for jewelry designer Tamara Comolli, jewels are meant to have a deeper connection, one that embodies a woman’s aura and sense of self.
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Three-time Formula One World Champion Ayrton Senna may have lost his life at the young age of 34, but the racing legend lives on through family, friends and admirers including luxury watch brand Hublot. The luxury watch brand created the Hublot MP-06 as an homage to the racer, with his logo at the 9 o’clock hour and a collectable box that comes with a miniature reproduction of his helmet. A full collection, with additions that have been unveiled in 2001, 2009 and 2010 respectively, the fourth edition was designed to be the most powerful with 155 components, a five day power reserve and only 41 pieces to be made.
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While big baubles, gems and minimalistic pieces are in right now, we have to admit most of them look pretty indistinguishable covered in the same sparkles, colors and multi-strand chains. We want to stand out, be noticed, and a little “oh-my-gosh-where-did-you-get-that” can go a long way in assuring us of our sartorial stylings. Laura & Gracia is a contemporary line that creates raw jewelry with leather and reworked silver. Handcrafted in their Northern California studio, the two designers are committed to creating a line that is unique and rough—focusing more on artistic beauty than trends. One of our favorite pieces is the Obelisk Choker, a necklace that’s made using “an ancient European method of lost wax casting,” natural leather and Deerskin suede. The rest of their unisex collection consists of leather and silver worked into designs that blend caveman and rock’n’roll. And while the natural look works beautifully year round, it’s especially great on bare, tan skin in the summer.
The close of 2014 Baselworld ended on a positive note last week with eight days of 1,500 exhibitors unveiling timepieces, jewelry and related products to over 150,000 attendees including journalists, buyers and visitors. The annual event held each year in the city of Basel, Switzerland, is the leading tradeshow in international luxury watches and jewelry. Marking the beginning of the business year for many Swiss retailers, the first quarter of 2014 has seen an increase in business from around the world, with numbers growing steadily from most international markets. With a larger selection of timepieces than in previous years, consumer demand is clearly driving the trends, including aesthetics, quality and luxury price points.