Watches/Jewellery
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Blancpain Introduces New Novelties at Baselworld 2017

As one of the most prestigious exhibitions of timepieces in the world, it makes sense that each year Baselworld is the perfect opportunity for only the most exclusive of watchmakers to show off their new creations. A menagerie of fine complication...

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Nanis: As Cool As Cachemire

Widely regarded as one of the softest and most extraordinarily tactile substances in the world, cashmere is a material which undoubtedly belongs in the sphere of luxury.  Meticulously created by collecting the wool from Kashmir goats, it is a mate...

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Blancpain Welcomes a New Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

Since the 1950s Blancpain have been known as the name connected with only the very best diving watches in the world. Originally launching the first modern diving watch, the Fifty Fathoms, in 1953, Blancpain have since become fully committed to dev...

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Miniature Marvels from D’Joya

Miniatures are an art form that has captivated humanity for millennia. Even as far back as the Ancient Roman and Greeks we see there has been a longstanding fascination with things reduced to the smallest scale, everything from portraits on coins ...

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Equestrian Elegance: Attelage by Pequignet

Though they may only have forty years of heritage behind them, in many ways Pequignet remain as traditional as some of the older watchmakers in the world. Established in 1973 in Morteau where the tradition of watch-making was slowly dying it, it i...

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U-BOAT: A Bold Approach to Precious

U-BOAT does not create watches that you would immediately associate with gemstones and glamour. Sure, the marque have made a number of very luxurious pieces throughout the years, but it is their masculine bulkiness and origin story that has kept t...

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Coco Crush from Chanel

In many ways the Coco Crush collection by Chanel was revolutionary when it was introduced in 2015. The first online fine jewellery collection launched by the brand and arguably one of their most iconic, it soon became a selection of jewels coveted...

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SevenFriday: Personality Split Three Ways

Seven Friday isn’t an haute horology maison or an extreme sports manufacturer. They don’t spend thousands of hours meticulously assembling a tourbillion nor do they use military grade materials from NASA. Seven Friday however is a watchmaker with ...

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Parmigiani: Older Than Years

This year Parmigiani celebrated its twentieth birthday. It’s a respectable landmark to be sure, even by watchmaking standards. Yet what makes those two decades of existence more remarkable isn’t the time itself, but what Michel Parmigiani has achi...

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Chopard: 20 years of L.U.C

When it comes to watchmaking, the words ‘in-house’ are more important than ever. Ever since Swatch Group pulled the plug on their supplies of movements to the rest of the industry, the only maisons to truly thrive are those that don’t rely on thir...

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D’Joya: Avant Garde for Autumn

As seasons change it begs to reason that so too should our jewellery. After all, whilst many pieces are timeless, it is good to have seasonal jewels that really help to embrace the colours or designs for the time of year, accentuating your wardrob...

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MB&F: On a Roll (Bar)

Looking at MB&F it’s pretty obvious they’re a watchmaker for whom anything goes. Building a perpetual calendar from the ground-up? Completely restructuring how a watch works? Melchior? Balthazar? Needless to say they’ve done a fair amount over...

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Robinson Pelham: Gemstones and Dreams

A fine jewel is in and of itself a keepsake to treasure; it is by its very nature a precious extension of your personality. But there’s only so much expressionism you can pull off with the kind of jewels you’ll find in any Bond Street window.  To ...

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Hublot: 50 Days to the Tank

A power reserve’s a funny thing; like loved ones, your mobile phone and a decent Wi-Fi connection, you only really notice it when it’s gone. It’s more often than not just a number on a page until you find your watch set to the wrong time zone, day...

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Cartier Makes Magic

It’s no understatement to say that Cartier have been creating magic for generations. Known as “The Jeweller of Kings” and renowned worldwide for their simply exquisite creations, Cartier have long held the world under their enchantments - an unbre...

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A Different Angle: The Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon

Greubel Forsey are the quintessential collector’s watchmaker. Though their pieces are few in number, each is a magnificent example of the horologist’s art, both in the technical sense and the exemplary level of precision finishing involved.

It’s ...

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Linde Werdelin's Next, Globe-Trotting Step

10 years ago, Linde Werdelin was born and, in the decade since their first timepiece, there’s still nothing out there quite like the Danish brand. The original Founder’s Watch was a genuinely new, wonderfully idiosyncratic idea in an industry that...

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Chanel's Plentiful Harvest

Gabrielle Chanel (or Coco as she is most famously known) was a woman who loved many different motifs because of their meanings. A name intrinsically linked to the most glamorous fashion and stunning designs, she often worked these good luck charms...

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Vacheron: The Consummate Revivalists

As the oldest, continuously operating watchmaker in the world, it’s fair to say Vacheron Constantin have a fair amount of history to fall back on. Even at their more modern, Vacheron’s classical creations are in the most traditional of horological...

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Heavy Metal: The UR-105

Most of us assume that telling the time is pretty simple; there are seconds, minutes and hours, all shown with hands. It’s clear, effective and unchanged for centuries. After all why change a winning formula?

It’s a question we often ponder when...

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Beachside Golfing at Sandy Lane Barbados

The chances are that if you’ve ever looked into a Caribbean escape, you’ve come across the Sandy Lane hotel. To be honest, even if you haven’t there’s a good likelihood you know the name. In a region where every other island seems to play host to ...

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Backes & Strauss: Imperial Beauty

There’s a lot of value to a name. Get it wrong and you’ll find it hard to be taken seriously, no matter how exceptional the item in question. Get it right however and you have the makings of an icon on your hands.  

With a name like the Royal Ber...

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Sartorial Synergy: Ana de Costa for Rolls-Royce

What would a Rolls-Royce driver wear? It’s a question that, while we’ve not often pondered ourselves, the esteemed marque have evidently been ruminating on. After all, Rolls-Royce aren’t like other car manufacturers, their customers being just as ...

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Linde Werdelin Equip the Frogmen

Military equipment is more than run of the mill. It needs to be able to survive the harshest of conditions and emerge the other side not just working but working perfectly. It’s hard enough for items without moving parts; for something as intricat...

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Elisabetta Cipriani: The Meaning of Art Jewellery

In many respects the worlds of art and jewellery are inseparable. Both created from a passion for aesthetics and a longing to make something that resonates with the people on an emotional level, jewellery and art are brothers divided on some level...

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D’Joya: More Than Just Jewellery

It makes sense that, in many cases, a jeweller sticks to what they know. After all, you don’t just become a jewellery designer overnight and there are certain parts of the craft that are as eternal as the diamonds and gold used to create the piece...

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The Story of Elizabeth Gage

Over the past five decades, Elizabeth Gage has become an important name in the world of creative jewellery. Using jewels and gold in favour of paint and canvas, she has become an acclaimed and highly regarded artist. Moreover, the story of her car...

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Theo Fennell: Bee Unique

The bumblebee has long acted as one of Theo Fennell’s most recognisable motifs.  Adorning everything from bracelets to cufflinks throughout the years, there is a certain joyful beauty about the insect that that so perfectly translates into fine je...

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Less than 15g of Montblanc

At just 19g, you could quite easily assume Richard Mille’s featherweight RM027 Tourbillon to be the lightest watch in the world. That’s not much heavier than a biro, the kind of watch that you barely notice you’re wearing, despite Richard Mille’s ...

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Pequignet's French Renaissance

It feels like France should have more of a place in the watchmaking world than it actually does. Switzerland is in the indisputable home of watchmaking, while we here in Britain have a horological heritage to rival any. Even Germany has Glashutte ...

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Encelade 1789: The Cufflink Revolution

Cufflinks tend to be one of the last aspects of an outfit most men think of. They’re often the least visible, hidden beneath sleeves most of the time, at least on a well-fitting suit, so it’s not really that much of a surprise. That said, with a p...

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SEVENFRIDAY: Disruptive Watchmaking

A tourbillon rotates elements of a watch movement in order to offset the effect gravity has on the accuracy over time of the timepiece. Good to know, all but pointless to have. After all, it saves you what, a second a day? The same goes for things...

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Van Peterson: Jewellery Redefined

Jewellery has to be one of the most varied forms of art in the world. Since before history existed we have adorned ourselves with spirals of beautiful metals, gleaming gemstones and materials of natural beauty, giving us millennia of designs and y...

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60 Years of the Presidents' Watch

Rolex have more than their fair share of iconic timepieces; it’s Rolex after all, even relative initiates can real off a list of the watchmaker’s more famous watches. The Submariner, the Daytona, even the more recent Milgauss are all instantly rec...

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Nanis: The Need to be Worn

It shouldn’t really need to be said that jewellery’s meant to be worn. All too often though, vast collections of rings, necklaces and earrings bedecked with exquisite gemstones are all but laid to rest in vaults to emerge once in a blue moon. They...

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BRM: A Racing Spirit

Given the focus of both in terms of engineering and precision, it’s no surprise that the number of watches inspired by the automotive world is too numerous to list. Practically every major watchmaker has some collection or limited edition devoted ...

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Chopard’s Fashion Forward Happy Hearts

Chopard are nothing if not innovative. From crafting beautiful opals into the most fearsome tigers to bringing a vibrant hummingbird to life with a dazzling array of diamonds, the jeweller has always had a whimsical side that shines through in the...

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Vacheron Constantin: A Matter of Style

As Shakespeare once said, among his library of quotable lines, ‘the clothes make the man.’ It might seem a little shallow in the grand scheme of things, but there’s more than a grain of truth in the statement. What we wear is how people perceive u...

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The Making of a Diamond

A diamond is millions of years in the making. Millenia of heat and pressure somehow compress humble carbon into one of the hardest, most valuable and utterly captivating stones on Earth. Of course, all that time hidden under the surface is only th...

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The Masterpieces of Maurice Lacroix

If on some whim you identified a pressing need to psychoanalyse Maurice Lacroix, you’d find a split personality worthy of Harvey Dent. On the one hand you have cool, accessible pieces like the recent Eliros, on the other some true high complicatio...

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RAYMOND WEIL: Any Time At All

There are many British bands that have made an impact on the global music scene throughout the years. In fact our small isle is solely responsible for a variety of iconic movements, from the indie rockers of the north to the punk rock of London. I...

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The Darkly Diamond-Clad Chimera

Ironically given their name, a U-BOAT watch is impossible to miss. Designer Italo Fontana seems to take a tangible glee in creating timepieces for which the word bold barely scratches the surface – and not just because of the DLC cases.

A U-BOAT ...

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Ornella Iannuzzi: The Fine Art of Jewellery Design

Fine art and jewellery have a lot in common. Both are created to be aesthetically pleasing and highly meaningful, and though the term fine art has faded from artistic circles throughout the years it is still a style of artistic discipline that res...

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Parmigiani Take On the Chiron

With an estimated top speed of 261 mph, 1,500 horsepower and styling that puts even the record-breaking Veyron to shame, Bugatti’s new Chiron is a rolling list of automotive superlatives. Even if it’s not available until next year, anticipation is...

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Graff: The Most Fabulous Jewels In The World

When you look at the stunning creations from Graff it’s sometimes difficult to believe that the company itself is only just over fifty years old. Sure, half a century may not exactly sound like a small amount of time in many industries, but with m...

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