Are you interested in luxury jewelry — the real stuff — and do you love to look at it? Do you enjoy fine watches and the skill those timepieces represent? Did you ever wish you could rub elbows with the world’s top jewelers and be there while they gather to connect and collaborate? Those beautiful stones and metals are just heaps of shining rubble without a good design, and this is where the dreams begin.
Paolo Costagli Brillante Jumbo Sexy Diamond Necklace in Rose Gold via Jewels du Jour
Every year at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas, Couture is the place to be for the luxury world’s elite jewelry and timepiece market.
Norman Silverman via PriceScope
This is the place emerging designers and heritage brands meet and talk; where a meticulously curated array of over 200 designers and brands gleams provocatively with precious jewels and metals, and the luxury consumer and trade media goes crazy taking pictures.
A preview of Sutra’s offerings.
Interested in getting a glimpse of the things you will see? They have a facebook page so you can be a part of it from your computer! This is fun stuff!
Goshwara via Erika Winters
The 2013 Couture show runs from May 30 until June 3 and is the birthplace of the designs and collections that set the luxury jewelry and timepiece market above and beyond the rest of the field.
If you travel frequently, and especially travel through multiple countries and time zones, you recognize the value of an international watch. Such a watch can help you stay on track of what time it is where you are located and what time it is “back at the office”.
Breitling has a Tansocean Collection just for you. They recently have added a new Transocean Chronograph GMT to this collection and it offers some nice new details for a Breitling watch.
This new Transocean Chronograph GMT is completely developed and made in the Breitling facilities and its heart is an impressive self-winding chronograph calibre B04. When you enter a new country or time zone, you simply pull out the crown and turn it forward or backward according to your direction of travel. You can also see the 24 hour home-time indicator.
Breitling is apparently so happy with the caliber B04 chronograph that it has created it with a transparent sapphire crystal back. This clear back allows the owner to admire the inner workings of the caliber B04.
This will be a limited run for Breitling, with only 2000 of these watches created in a steel edition. A red gold version is even more rare, and vastly more expensive. Only 200 of the red gold models have been produced.
The Transocean Chronograph GMT. If you are a traveler it may not be too early to place this on your holiday gift list.
Maurice Lacroix focuses on the tradition and art of Swiss watchmaking, and strives to provide innovative designs to watch enthusiasts. The Pontos Collection is an intricate blend of traditional quality and modern style. Each watch has unique and innovative features, but all share a sporting theme. You can select from four different models to find the optimal timepiece to fit your needs.
Pontos Collection Watches
The four watch models of the Pontos Collection include the Pontos Extreme, Pontos S Diver, Pontos S and the Pontos Chronographe. The Pontos Extreme has a rugged and sporty look, and comes in three different eye-catching colors. According to Maurice Lacroix, the “automatic three-counter chronograph mechanism follows the rhythm of the oscillations of its ML112 caliber”. This feature and others make the Pontos Extreme an ideal timepiece for outdoor adventures.
The easy to wear and read Pontos S Diver is a professional diving instrument. This watch is water resistant up to depths of 600 meters, and is designed to withstand harsh diving environments. The Pontos S is all about natural sportsmanship. Divers, athletes and astronauts value this model for its modern style and functionality. It is water resistant up to 200 meters, lightweight and reliable for outdoor use. The Pontos Chronographe is operated by a Valjoux 7750 caliber, and is perfect for short time measurement.
via Maurice LaCroix
The Maurice Lacroix workshop produces complex components for timepieces. This modernized and well-equipped facility operates in Saignelegier, Switzerland. CNC technology allows for precision manufacturing and customized production processes. Maurice Lacroix utilizes its technical prowess, capability and craftsmanship to distinguish its timepieces from the competition. Complex in-house movements are showcased on the Maurice Lacroix website.
At Raymond Lee Jewelers, you can find a wide array of watches and luxury timepieces to choose from. Finding the optimal watch is made easy through exceptional service and selection.
New timepieces come and go, many leaving no significant impact upon the luxury watch market. They fade into the background never to be talked about again. The Harry Winston Opus XIII is not one of these watches. This revolutionary watch challenges, and perhaps improves, the way we view luxury timepieces. It says goodbye to the traditional moving hands. Instead, time is represented with several spinning circular movements and triangles. There are 59 individual hands that illustrate minutes and 11 triangles in the center, indicating the present hour.
This unique design will completely diminish any other timepieces in the room. The Opus XIII has ushered in a new era of watchmaking design. It has thrown out the most basic principle of watchmaking, the hand system, and completely re-imagined how to convey time.
As if the unique dial wasn’t enough, the casing itself is 18k white gold with a sapphire crystal dome. This was chosen to help prevent the nuisance of light reflection. Not to let the smallest detail go unnoticed, the strap is a hand stitched black alligator fabric – the perfect complement to the elegant design.
While the exterior is innovative enough to inspire beautiful poetry, the interior is where the science of watchmaking has been re-imagined. There are 364 various components at play within the innards of this timepiece. This sets a new record for a watch of this size and dimensions.
While the Opus XIII certainly has what it takes to hold its own in the mass market, Harry Winston has decided to only create 130 of these watches. This incredibly small supply means that getting your hands on the Opus XIII will be no small feat. However, it will certainly be a welcomed member to any luxury watch collection. If your wrist is ever lucky enough to bare this revolutionary timepiece, be prepared to answer an onslaught of questions!
Since 1833, Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre has perpetuated an innovative approach to watch design. Jaeger-LeCoultre is continuing its partnership with luxury car maker Aston Martin with the release of three new watches. This is in addition to the already released AMVOX7 chronograph. These three new timepieces incorporate elements of Aston Martin’s unique and distinctive style.
Master Compressor Extreme W-Alarm Aston Martin Watch
via Born Rich
This exclusive watch has been limited to 100 unique pieces worldwide, and resembles the AMVOX7 chronograph. It is made of Grade 5 titanium and measures 46.3mm. Structurally, the timepiece is rugged and built to bear special shock absorbers. The watch is also water resistant up to 100 meters, and features a 912 caliber-handcrafted with 23 jewels. This two tone red and white watch is as much durable as it is a collector’s item.
Master Hometime Aston Martin Watch
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This timepiece has a stainless steel casing, a sapphire display back and measures 40mm across. The Aston Martin logo is displayed on the side bezel, and the dial has a rhodium treated surface and a sunburst black shade. The strapping is made of slate gray leather, and has a synchronized stitching pattern. The overall design of the watch is somewhat simplistic, yet sophisticated. Class is conveyed through a quiet confidence.
AMVOX5 World Chronograph Cermet Limited Edition
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Only 500 of these watches will be available globally. The cases are made of titanium and measure 44mm across. Incorporated into the design is cermet which is seen in high end sports car engines. The manufacturing process and materials utilized make this model of watch resistant to shock. This timepiece also features the 752/1 movement with 39 jewels, and strapping made of black calf skin with a stainless steel buckle.
Obtaining one of the new Jaeger-Coultre & Aston Martin watches may prove difficult. These watches are durable and exclusive, and sure to be a collector’s item. To learn more about these watches and other luxury timepieces, visit Raymond Lee Jewelers in south Florida.