Henri d’Origny curated Hermès’ Cape Cod timepiece back with a fresh take

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If you happen to be a watch aficionado, I am certain the Hermès’ Cape Cod Collection has caught your attention over the years. Since the past 25 years, the Henri d’Origny curated-timepiece collection manifests true discipline combined with a bold approach. Fast forward to 2017, the Parisian luxury brand brings you a fresh take on the Cape Cod collection.


If you’re a keen observer of the technicalities; visualize an opaque black DLC-treated 29 x 29 mm case, embedded in brushed 316L steel, a matt black dial with rhodium-plated raised Arabic numerals and ruthenium-coated hands, a stunning black Barenia calfskin strap, finished with red-burnished edges and a matte black DLC-treated brushed steel buckle.

Conclusion: Hermès’ Cape Cod is a robust male timepiece, ageless and perfect as his day-to-day comrade. Inculcated with a high precision quartz calibre, this watch sets the hours and minutes with the prestigious Swiss Made stamp.

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Tiffany & Co. ropes in Reed Krakoff for its new accessories and homeware collection

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The new collection at Tiffany’s will retain its original touch with Krakoff adding his creative twist to it. So purchasing out of the new collection will come with the added creative touches of Krakoff without compromising on the feel of being a Tiffany product. Though jewelry and watches will not be a part of his kitty, Krakoff will add his creative inputs to the remaining range of products including handbags, sunglasses, tabletops, and apparel and writing accessories and design director Francesca Amfitheatrof will simultaneously continue to work on the jewelry and watch line. Both Krakoff and Amfitheatrof will report to Tiffany CEO, Frederic Cumenal.

This is not the first time the brand has included an outside creative partner on its collection. Early this year, Tiffany also welcomed former creative director at Vogue, Grace Coddington on board. The collection which is a semi deviation from its line of established products is set to launch in 2017. Will the partnership between the two continue post the launch, is for time to tell. For now this sensational amalgamation of design minds looks intriguing and something to watch out for!

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Breguet unveils the Tradition Repetition Minutes Tourbillon 7087

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If you thought acoustics didn’t have much to do with watch-making then Swiss watch manufacturer Breguet, is set to prove you wrong. After several years of research, the brand has become the first ever company to develop a timepiece around a predetermined sound. The Tradition Répétition Minutes Tourbillon 7087 features “an exceptionally pure sound and unprecedented tone” and will hit the market by the end of this year.

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Breguet’s engineers used specially developed sound generators for experimenting with over 200,000 combinations of frequencies which were then classified into categories based on psychoacoustic criteria. After a careful listening, a sound was chosen that best met the development objectives. This sound formed the foundation for the development and construction of the model.

The watch is available with a white or rose gold 44mm case with double sapphire crystals and welded lugs with screw bars. Inside, the movement is a Swiss automatic Breguet in-house caliber 565DR with 58 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 90 hours. It also has a minute-repeater, power reserve and 60-second tourbillon. Other notable features include a titanium baseplate and bridges, magnetic strike governor, bi-directional platinum winding rotor on the periphery of the movement, tourbillon bridge in titanium, inverted lateral lever escapement with silicon pallets and the Breguet balance-wheel on a Breguet silicon spring. It is adjusted to six positions.

The dial is silvered 18kt gold, engine-turned and offset at 1:30. Each timepiece is individually numbered and signed. An alligator strap with white or rose bold pin buckle is the final touch.

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HUBLOT BIG BANG UNICO SAPPHIRE WATCH IS SCULPTED STRAIGHT OUT OF SAPPHIRE

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Hublot has successfully managed to expand its line of intricately crafted wristwatches, with the Big Bang Unico Sapphire. The watch is specially crafted for those who love grabbing a glance at the interiors of watches. What makes this watch unlike anything we’ve ever seen before is the fact that it is cut straight from sapphire! Hublot has managed to retain the sapphire’s uniqueness and luster while crafting this Big Bang watch. “Through the Art of Fusion, Hublot reveals all (with) a transparent case that reveals the soul of the watch – the Unico movement – and an absolute transparency extending to the strap, which has become invisible. Beyond the symbolism and the play nothing to hide and everything to show,” stated Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot.

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The case middle of the watch, its bezel and back are cut from blocks of sapphire. Hublot picked this material owing to the fact that it is sturdy and scratch-resistant. However, working with sapphire is extremely difficult, which is why Hublot has limited the number of Big Bang Unico Sapphire that will be manufactured. The watch is water resistant to 50 meters and will be available as a 500-piece limited edition. Extremely eye-catching and light, this watch is indeed special and one-of-a-kind!
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Bulgari B.zero1 ‘Perfect Mistake’ Collection

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All throughout time, perfect mistakes have resulted in the most surprising of results, from an 11-year-old boy’s soda left out in the cold and becoming the popsicle we know today, to Thomas Adams’ accidental turn and discovering gum was enjoyable to chew whilst trying to make rubber for tyres.

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Today, we have Bulgari’s iconic B.zero1 ‘Perfect Mistake’ collection, a new take on an old favourite given the unexpected combination of 3 golds, pink, yellow and white, which on paper would surely sound like a bad idea, right? Well, no. Not in the case of this B.zero1, the end result a beauty that most will ache for, the richness of yellow gold juxtaposed against the playfulness of pink gold, and nicely rounded off with the modernity of white gold.

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Available in ring and pendant combinations, you can now check them out at Bulgari boutiques in Singapore where they are priced at SGD2940 and SGD4010respectively. Perfect for Valentine’s, or as another option to your wedding band, do note that besides the 3-gold combo, you’ll also find two gold options in pink and white gold (see above, on the left, the 3-gold pendant with chain, on the right, the two-gold pendant) in both variations as well.

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CARTIER’S TOURBILLON MYSTÉRIEUX AZURÉ UNVEILED AT SIHH FEATURES A MASSIVE 25 CARAT CEYLON SAPPHIRE

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Among the jewelry inspired watches shown at Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (or SIHH) by Cartier is the intriguing Tourbillon Mystérieux Azuré. Part pendant, part watch this mystical creation can’t help but draw the gaze thanks to a dazzling diamond and sapphire encrusted exterior.

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The pendant’s design is inspired by a butterfly, with outstretched wings consisting of row upon row of glistening diamonds and dark blue sapphires. At the center of the transparent dial is a double tourbillon, emblematic of Cartier’s watchmaking expertise. The Swiss manual-wind Cartier in-house caliber 9463 MC movement is visible through the sapphire crystal case back. The movement is contained within a white gold case.
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The chain is comprised of geometric motifs also studded with beautiful diamonds. A detachable 25.93-carat oval sapphire from Sri Lanka is suspended from the pendant, adding another element of transformation to the beautiful chain.
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Around 2,050 hours of work have gone into the creation of this masterpiece amounting to nearly 17 months of labor.

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