Burberry has long been known for their fashionable items and accessories, so it should come as no surprise that the fashion brand is looking to expand their line of luxury watches at BaselWorld. In a departure from their very popular fashion line, Burberry watches are expanding their fine timepieces.
One of Burberry’s popular fashion watches in rose gold
Burberry is looking to keep the actual watches themselves under wrap until they’re ready for launch. All we know at this point is that we can expect a big marketing campaign that emphasizes the brand’s history of innovation and the long-running heritage of the British fashion maker.
When the brand first debuted their Britain watches late last year, the high-end consumer world was stunned by the exquisite quality and appearance of the timepieces. We don’t know what the new watches look like, but we can be sure that the line will be associated with the same class, style and elegance as everything else put out by the brand.
The Britain BBY1200 43mm Automatic
Anyone looking to be there at the premiere will want to book their trip quick. BaselWorld is going to be packed with media and fashion elite all trying to get first look at the new watches. There’s no telling if there will be any room left for another looky-loo come showtime.
Last week we were fixated on pure white watches, but this week we’re all about sultry, sophisticated black. A black watch, or one with a black dial, oozes luxury. When you add a black dial to a Rolex Submariner, it’s an instant update to masculine luxe. A midnight black Montblanc is rich with pops of gold, and a diamond studded Royal Oak takes black to the next level – and we’re just getting started. Check out our favorite black watches below. Read More →
Audemars Piguet is becoming a regular in Michael Bastian’s Fashion Week show. 2013 marks the third year of Piguet’s participation. The Fall/Winter 2013 collection was presented at FOCUS: Cafe’ Rouge, where several new items from Audemars Piguet’s collection were on display. Pieces included the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 44mm and the Royal Oak Offshore Diver. While this was the third time Piguet has been included in Bastian’s show, this was the first time either of the watch models on display had been crafted in ceramic.
Pre-owned Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Two Tone Ladies Watch
The Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph features a black ceramic case with a sapphire crystal, ceramic bezel, titanium caseback and a screw-locked crown. The dial features a “Me’ga Tapisserie” pattern with hours marked in white gold and a black inner bezel ring. The Royal Oak Offshore Diver features many of the same design elements like a black ceramic case and a sapphire crystal. Both pieces are self-winding, and both are magnificent takes on the idea of a luxury watch.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore with Diamond Bezel
Michael Bastian is no stranger to Audemars Piguet’s creations; Bastian’s personal watch is a Royal Oak Chronograph crafted from stainless steel. Named the 2011 CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year, Michael Bastian found inspiration for this season’s designs in the work of Andrew Wyeth. The American painter offers a unique vision of New England and Maine, created with a watchful, examining eye from a palette of darker tones. Bastian translated this vision into a collection that features darker tones than those of past years. Blacks, olive, indigo and red were present throughout the designs, with some lighter hues added for effect.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 18k Rose Gold Men’s Watch
In an anecdote about Audemars Piguet, Michael Bastian took the time to compliment his vision for creating the first luxury sports watch from stainless steel. Bastian noted his fondness for Piguet and an appreciation for Piguet’s understanding of true luxury.
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The world saw the first Rolex Submariner in 1954 at the Swiss Watch Fair. Aptly named, the classic watch was made for divers and featured great water resistance. Rolex began production of the Submariner in 1953 as part of the Oyster Perpetual line. Two models with reference numbers one digit apart were produced that were virtually identical. These early Submariners had straight pencil style hands rather than the “Mercedes” or “cathedral hands of later models.
Some of the first early models produced have the logo blackened out, while the logo can be found below the center pinion on others. This can probably be explained by trademark issues at that time. Later, the Submariner logo appeared along with printed depth rating.
There were a few 1954 Submariners that featured the trademark Mercedes hands associated with today’s model. The styling of the Submariner went through subtle changes through the years involving crown size and printing substances used on the glossy black dials. A chronometer version was produced in some models. Finally, models introduced in the 1960s included a date complication. The Submariner then became a mass market product.
Rolex Submariner 116618
This popular gent’s model of Submariner features a black dial and black ceramic bezel. The case is of polished and brushed 18K yellow gold attached to an Oysterlock bracelet. It is self-winding, automatic and water resistant up to 300 meters.
Rolex Submariner 116613
This Submariner for men has a sophisticated blue diamond dial and ceramic bezel. The hands and markers are luminescent. It features a screw down crown and case back. It has a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. It is also water resistant up to 300 meters.
Two-tone Gold and Mother of Pearl Dial
This gentleman’s Submariner from the 16613 series is of two-tone gold with a glossy white mother of pearl dial. The stainless steel Oyster bracelet has a center link of yellow gold. The case is black coated stainless steel.
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