Sleek. Symmetrical. Calvin Klein gorgeous. Minimal and chic, the Calvin Klein gorgeous jewelry set demonstrates the luminous power of four simple lines perfectly aligned. The combination of four complementary hues – stainless steel, black, pink and gold PVD – exudes appeal and creates a natural flow of refinement and balance. This stunning set consists of a necklace, set of four bangles and rings that complete any glamorous look.
Calvin Klein hook
Open. Alluring. Calvin Klein hook. Simple and chic, this timeless offering has expanded to include three new styles. Each ring and bangle is available in either solid or Swarovski crystal-encrusted polished stainless steel or pink gold PVD to accent any modern look.
HUBLOT at BASELWORLD 2017
THE BIG BANG UNICO SAPPHIRE
While coloured synthetic sapphires have been in existence since 1902, when they were invented by the French chemist Auguste Victor Louis Verneuil, melting sapphire is a complex and unpredictable process. Because its crystallisation process is unstable, it is difficult to obtain similarly coloured sapphires, even if they are produced simultaneously. Furthermore, bubbles and cracks can appear in the material, making the end result unsuitable for producing Big Bang cases.
But the main challenge is in the size. Thus far, no coloured sapphires exceeding 2 kg have been produced. However, Hublot has now gone beyond this threshold. By pushing the limits of engineering and chemistry, it has developed a sophisticated and costly process that has resulted in the successful production of a large, transparent sapphire of perfectly uniform colour.
Hublot heats aluminium oxide (Al2O3) — the raw material for sapphire — with a transition metal, chromium (Cr), at a temperature of between 2000 and 2050 degrees Celsius. The result is a coloured sapphire that retains all the original properties of a material which is ultra-scratch resistant, completely transparent and among the hardest in existence. The innovation extends to the colour — the first blue sapphire in the history of watchmaking.
THE CLASSIC FUSION ITALIA INDEPENDENT COLLECTION
“We are very proud to be able to continue this partnership with Italia Independent and Lapo Elkann, whose creativity and character never cease to surprise us. This new project was an extraordinary experience for us: putting Hublot’s capacity for technical innovation and willingness to experiment to the service of the House of Rubinacci—a monument to Italian elegance—and the incomparable style of Lapo Elkann. The Classic Fusion Italia Independent truly represents the fusion of three forms of expertise.” Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot
BIG BANG BRODERIE SUGAR SKULL FLUO
The Big Bang Broderie Sugar Skull Fluo is once again revisiting traditional materials in an original, modern way. This time with Bischoff embroidery from St Gallen. This ancestral craft has travelled across the globe and is entrenched within the world of fashion.
With its cutting-edge innovation, performance and creativity, internationally renowned Swiss brand Bischoff is a key industry figure. In its workshops in St Gallen, near Zurich, Bischoff’s master artisans created specially commissioned fluorescent embroidery on silk organza. Delicately embroidered with floral arabesque motifs and subtly revealing the ‘skull’ design that will adorn the dial.
TAGHEUER AT BASELWORLD 2017
G HEUER CARRERA HEUER-01 43 MM
Unveiled in 2015, the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 opened the doors to a new market. A 45 mm Skeleton Manufacture Chronograph with a contemporary sports design, and coming in at under 5000 CHF, it redefined the notion of value for money.
This year, the famous proprietary chronograph is being unveiled with a slightly smaller diameter of 43 mm, in a choice of three versions: intense black, deep navy blue and an elegant cognac brown.
After more than five years of continuous improvement and optimisation, it now offers a very high level of quality, while its production costs have been carefully managed to make it one of the very few 100% Manufacture Chronographs available for less than 5000 CHF.
TAG HEUER CARRERA LADY 2017
The Carrera collection is TAG Heuer’s flagship collection. Launched by Jack Heuer in 1964 as a chronograph, it is now available in a range of diameters with many different functions for both men and women.
This year, thanks to a new development, the case features a different construction. It is no longer punched from a block in the traditional TAG Heuer way – it is now modular and formed of 9 different pieces (case back, case middle, bezel, lugs and strap end-pieces), which paves the way for myriad possible combinations of almost endless materials, colours, treatments and finishes.
Link. A design that dates back to 1987. Its defining feature is the immediately recognisable bracelet, boasting the signature S-shaped links. It is both an iconic design and a standard bearer in terms of ergonomics and wearer comfort. Each link is rounded on the top, bottom and sides for an exceptionally smooth feel on the wrist.
In steel, with an elegant diameter of 32 mm, the new Link Lady now features a bracelet which is fully integrated into the case, whose horns have been removed. The bracelet still has a curved profile, and the finishes are even more sophisticated: the entire contour of the S radiates a highly polished shine, while the upper surface of each link is fully brushed.
I had such a great time at BASEL WORLD 2017 and wanna thank everyone who invited me and took their time to show me their newest collection. See you next year, so long! X
Cristian has a new watch – YAY! it is the ADVOLAT CITY BAUHAUS in white with chronograph. I have already shown you his other CITY BAUHAUS watch and the only difference is that this one is white and has a chronograph. read the previous blogpost here >>
this photo was taken at the VITRA SUMMER PARTY during ART Basel 2015 and I absolutely love his outfit.
the cool things about the ADVOLAT watches, besides being swiss design, are that they are A very comfy and B can be worn for day and night. In Cristians case we just change the watchband and the watch looks absolutely different. he has a more chunky genuine leather band with stiching for everyday and a sleek brown leather watchband for the more elegant days or nights like during ART Basel. with every watch you can buy an additional watchband to make your watch more versatile and in the end I think it is absolutely worth it.
I saw some beautiful watches in a window of a photo-shop when I was strolling thru Clarastrasse in Basel and I just had to see who and what was behind this company. in fact I did so and until todayI am in touch. it s a swiss company and there are many different watches. I am sure there is something nice for all of you. have a look. advolat.chonline-shop
I did it. I went BIG. not that size matters in general – but here it does 🙂 I found this lovely piece at the ADVOLAT webshop and was thinking about it for the last couple of weeks before I ended up getting it. Cristian has the ADVOLAT CITY watch and I once stole his watch for a day and really enjoyed wearing a big watch. so this one the FLIEGER 2 is in fact slightly bigger than Cristians one.
a watch brand from BASEL – isn’t that amazing?
I recently discovered these gorgeous watches when I was strolling thru Clarastrasse in Basel. Next to the Basilisk photography shop there is a shopwindow with some pieces of their collection. It was the first time I have heard of ADVOLAT and I really liked the fact that they are from Basel.
Let me tell you a bit more about ADVOLAT and their philosophy, thats what I found on their website:
I really like the BAUHAUS design CITY watch and the same watch can be worn differently – with a black watch strap or with a brown one. for CHF 49.00 you can purchase the brown leather watch strap and easily change it by yourself when ever you want. soon I will show you photos with the two different watch straps – a more elegant and a more casual version – stay tuned!