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Jaeger-LeCoultre “Rendez-vous” Ladies Collection

Jaeger-LeCoultre created the Rendez-Vous Ladies collection for women with delicate and refined taste in luxury watches.

Jaeger-LeCoultre has taken a journey back into the inspiring art-deco period and embellished its Rendez-Vous collection of watches with the artistic period’s numerals, exquisite sun and moon gliding sub-dial , along with the Rendez-Vous Tourbillon which displays beautiful sculpted flowered dials and exposed tourbillon rotating carriages. It is indeed a timepiece graced in elegance and refinement.

To classically address this collection Jaeger-LeCoultre has acquired the assistance of the ever graceful Diane Kruger, Jaeger-LeCoultre brand ambassador. Kruger an actress, fashion model and ballerina perfectly reflects the qualities of feminine elegance and refinement.

The Rendez-Vous watch collection features a new self-winding mechanical movement developed and constructed at Jaeger-LeCoultre manufacture in Le Sentier, Switzerland. It is available in steel or rose gold cases with an optional 29 mm or 34 mm in diameter case which is embellished with an exquisite hand finished diamond-set bezel (select models). Rendez-Vous exhibits an Art-Deco influence and its display of of 1930’s Arabic-style numerals. Refined touches include a hand guilloché textured dial along with an elegant day and night indication aperture located just above the 6 o’clock position.

There are six beautiful models to select from in the collection:

Rendez-Vous Night & Day (Reference 3468421) in stainless steel case with a black alligator leather strap
Rendez-Vous Night & Day (Reference 3448420) in stainless steel case with a blue alligator leather strap
Rendez-Vous Night & Day (Reference 3433491) in white gold 18 carats case with a black alligator leather strap
Rendez-vous Tourbillon (Reference 3412402) in pink gold 18 carats case with a black alligator leather strap
Rendez-Vous Wild (Reference 3433401) in white gold 18 carats case with a grey satin strap
Rendez-Vous Tourbillon Enamel (Reference 34124E3) in pink gold 18 carats case with a black alligator leather strap

The Rendez-Vous watch collection is indeed a reflection of feminine and elegant refinement at its best and it is aptly inspired by the divine beauty of Diane Kruger and the Jaeger-LeCoultre historical brand. Jaeger-LeCoultre has been committed to the design of beautiful feminine watches with regards to their mechanisms and aesthetics since the early 1880s. This traditional mantra is at the heartbeat of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s creative watch designs fortifying its legendary brand. The captivating Rendez-Vous Ladies collection is sure to grace the wrists of self-assured women desiring a watch that signifies eloquence, grace and charm in one refined timepiece.

Heritage Watch Manufactory Firmamentum is a Watch from the Heavens

Heritage Watch Manufactory is a young and independent brand that builds traditional chronometers powered by a patented constant force. Considering the brand’s five pending patents to date, there is much to be anticipated from this promising watch manufacturer.

Swiss “prolific designer” Eric Giroud, who focuses mostly on timepieces, assisted in the styling of the watch. Visit his website here.

The Heritage Firmamentum, composed of 100% Swiss parts, is encased in polished and satinised steel, measuring 44.5 mm, with domed sapphire glass protecting a German silver-plated and white gold-coated dial. The back casing is made of the same sapphire glass with a flattened shape. All of the 13 hands are made of hardened steel. The bracelet can be either leather or alligator skin with a pin buckle.

Even though the watch is complicated in design (and looking at the inside of this watch can feel like looking under the hood of a car), none of its “bits and bolts” goes to waste. Every piece plays an essential part to make up the whole – Heritage Watch Manufactory has created a magnificent, reliable machine.

Heritage classifies the watch as a “unique measurement and navigation instrument” which boasts an “hour angle instrument for the observation of heavenly bodies by means of 13 hands with two additional displays.” Sounds loaded, right? Let’s look more closely at what this watch can do.

Along with using a traditional sense of time in hours and minutes (called “solar time”), the watch utilizes degrees to monitor the passing of time that will also tell the wearer where they are located on Earth. (For example, four minutes equals one degree and 60 minutes is 15 degrees.) The watch has the ability to tell regular “solar time,” as well as sidereal time. Sidereal time is a time measurement used by astronomers to determine the time inside of our solar system – as well as outside of it by tracking our location relative to a fixed star or planet. Because of the watch’s capability to monitor the location of a heavenly body beyond our own planet, the Firmamentum always knows the wearer’s position. The watch shows the Earth’s rotation around its own axis and it will also exhibit the movements of the sun, planets and stars.

Starting with this innovative approach to time (and location) telling, the Firmamentum integrates a ton of new features with the advanced technology. The watch possesses a variable-speed gear train that measures the difference between solar time and sidereal time, making sure that the separate times stay synched together. It can also synchronize the time in accordance with a time signal, such as another time zone. The watch is waterproof up to 50 meters; but this watch is meant to track the heavens and our relation to it, not our oceans deep below. Its power reserve is 56 hours, an impressive amount of time compared to other luxury timepieces.

Obviously, this is much more than a watch that just tells the time. Visit Heritage Watch Manufactory’s official website for even more details about this amazing watch’s features.

Backes & Strauss Diamond Jubilee Collection

Ever wondered what it feels like to get the royal treatment? It’s true few of us will ever get close enough to the crown jewels to be able to even breathe on them, but at least you can take part in Backes & Strauss Diamond Jubilee Collection which honors Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 year reign.
The watch collection is—appropriately—named the Regent collection and showcases a brilliant purple (the traditional color of royalty). Of course, the diamonds ringing the bezel do more than hint at the regal nature of the timepiece.

The diamonds are set into 18kt white gold, which proves a tasteful contrast to the purple of the watch. Tiny diamonds are inlaid within the indices, glittering next to the royal cipher “EIIR.” Of course, no queenly timepiece would be complete without the crown insignia, featured in the bottom center of the dial.
Though the colors of the watch make an obvious statement, there are also little details that add to the delightful character of the timepiece. Clearly influenced by the sophisticated days of the English Regency period, the purple dial includes an English rose design, adding to the feeling of luxury to the piece. The watch also features an open back so that you can see the watch movement through sapphire glass.
There’s certainly an old world charm to the piece. The combination of the brilliant diamonds with the lacquered English roses and the diamond-inlaid roman numerals truly set this watch apart.
Unfortunately, it seems you’ll have to drain your coffers—and fast—if you want to call one of the Jubilee watches your own. Only 60 watches will be made to mark the 60 year anniversary, so you’ll have to act quickly.
Whatever the price, you’ll be sure to have a very unique timepiece as each watch marks a specific year in Her Majesty’s reign, and the Backes & Strauss Jubilee Collection is one of the only watch brands granted permission from the Lord Chamberlain’s Office itself to use her Majesty’s Royal Cypher.
All watches from the collection will include the “Queen’s Diamond Jubilee” engraved on the side and the years “1952-2012” to mark the occasion. If you want to own a piece of history and a watch as outstanding and brilliant as the Queen herself, then you’ll find no better watch than those in the Backes & Strauss Diamond Jubilee Collection.

Safari Jaquemarts Minute Repeater a Great Escape

Do you ever wish you could on a mini adventure whenever life gets to be too much? Now, Ulysse Nardin watches make it that much easier to escape with their Safari Jaquemarts Minute Repeater.

If you’re feeling trapped by the pressures of life, the mini safari in the Jaquemarts Minute Repeater will help you. The most eye-catching element is, of course, the dial. With two cloisonné dials which add depth to the piece and give it a 3-D appearance, the watch really draws you into the world of the safari.
Part of the Minute Repeater Series, the Safari Jaquemarts watch takes all of the intricate artistry and matches it with power mechanics. Ulysse Nardin watches have always been known for their unique artistic design within its watches, but the brand truly outdoes itself in this case.

The watch features the bright greens of nature, pulled apart to reveal a lion, an elephant, a flamingo, an alligator, a monkey, and a giraffe. If you look closely, you’ll even see a tiny fish trapped within the alligator’s jaws. All of the images are beautifully captured with brilliant colors, while the enamel gives a soft glow to the piece.
Not only is this watch beautifully crafted with cloisonné dials and bright jewel tones, but the watch features a fun interaction between the animals, as well. When the minute repeater is activated, the lion’s paw stretches out to catch the monkey, who swings back and forth.

The case is just as beautifully crafted as the dial with 18k rose gold or platinum and is offset with a beautiful alligator leather strap, available in several different colors. The tasteful, yet fun combination of colors all work together to create a frame for the images in the dial.
Ulysse Nardin knows that there’s more to substance than just a pretty face—it’s also what’ behind it. Luckily, the watch is just as beautifully made on the inside as it is on the outside. The timepiece features manual UN-72 movement with up to 36 hours of power reserve and a water resistance of up to 30 meters.
This watch is truly unique. Not only do you get Ulysse Nardin’s standards of excellence in your timepiece, but you can also carry a mini menagerie with you wherever you go. Not matter what your plans are this summer; you can always make an escape with the Safari Jaquemarts Minute Repeater.

Bell & Ross Vintage BR Sport Watch Dazzles With Classic Good Looks

Bell & Ross watches don’t have to resort to bells and whistles to make their watches stand out.  A classic example of this is their Bell & Ross Vintage BR Sport Watch which needs only its clean looks, solid machinery, and a touch of that old school charm to make this watch an easy favorite.

As watches become more and more avante garde with multiple layers of diamonds, mechanics, and even dials, it’s nice to return to basics with a vintage style like this Bell & Ross timepiece.  The black bezel and dial with stainless steel case and hands are a sensible contrast.  Add a black calfskin or stainless steel bracelet to complete the look of easygoing charm.

That being said, the clean looks of this watch not only make it durable, but versatile as well.  The timepiece can weather outdoor activities during the day and still be in place for nighttime parties—whether it’s as simple as a barbeque or as fancy as a wedding.

This watch is the perfect companion for summer travels; it’s light and durable enough to outlast your playtime while still looking great.  The watch’s sleek design will ensure that you don’t have to worry about it getting caught during your summertime activities.

The two-counter chronograph and automatic ETA movement will keep you running right on time.  With Bell & Ross, you’ll never have to worry about being a second behind, and with good reason: the vintage collection is based off of Bell & Ross’ successful timepieces from fifty years ago.  Even then, Bell & Ross knew their craft

Though the watch looks simple, there are actually quite a few tiny details that make the timepiece so appealing.  You may not realize just how much the polished bezel adds to the piece, or how the luminous numbers and indices make the watch easy to read in all lights, but the little tidbits add up to make a truly beautiful watch.

The Vintage BR Sport watch includes another little detail that makes it stand out not only from other watch brands, but from the other Bell & Ross Vintage collection timepieces in that it features a polished bezel instead of just an insert.

For a watch with classic good looks and the dependable mechanics that Bell & Ross promises with all their watches, why not strap on a Bell & Ross Vintage BR Sport Watch?