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‘ Denis Guidone has designed interesting watch named Ora Lattea or the Milky Way Hour. The watch utilizing four dots in empty space to show the current time. In this watch the hands are represented by the empty space between points. This watch in some ways reminds us of the Milky Way. It’s an image synonymous with getting lost, at the limits of legibility, almost a negation of time. The dots, which vary in size, represent, from smaller to biggest, in increasing order, seconds, minutes and hours, while the dot in the centre doesn’t move.
The Pebble Beach car week seemed to be all about getting your collectibles in places, and Bonham’s made sure that the sprit lived on! Its Jewelry and Watches sale based on the automobilia-theme got the cash registers rolling with “above-estimate results”. Here are a few of the sale highlights. The pick of the day was the $7,076(Buyer’s Premium included) Corum, A Rolls Royce radiator wristwatch set in diamond and 18-carat gold. Sporting a quartz movement the watch comes with a 23mm gold tone fluted dial with dauphine hands and a diamond bezel that features the Rolls Royce logo and “Spirit of Ecstasy” surmount.
If you were keeping a check on the Only Watch 2011 auction then you could not have missed the Only Watch Patek Philippe, Genève. The manually wound wristwatch with Minute Repeater and Tourbillon earned the title of fetching the highest bid at the auction. Sporting a unique stainless steel minute repeater, with Tourbillon escapement the watch fetched a staggering €1.4 million ($1.91 million). The watch features a black enamel dial with white gold Breguet numerals, a stainless steel Patek Philippe prong buckle, and three interchangeable stainless steel solid case back. The watch with a 33mm diameter was presented in along with a Certificate of Origin, a certificate of unique piece and a rate accuracy certificate.
Montblanc celebrated a truly spectacular and deserving tribute to her Serene Highness Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco by launching their brand new exclusive ‘Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco’ in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The collection was unveiled to support her artistic legacy of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA. The three one-of-a-kind limited edition on display included timepieces, fine jewellery and writing instruments that reflect her timeless elegance, style and sophistication. This was witnessed by 350 VIP guests at the global launch of the fabulous Montblanc Collection. A timepiece with an opulent three-dimensional drop of pink sapphire and writing instruments adorned with petal-cut diamonds, pink sapphires and topazes were just the start of this tremendous collection of the evening. The ‘Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco’ Timepiece is limited to 8 pieces only.
The 76 sparkling baguette cut diamonds on decorated on the bezel and horns, combined with the three-dimensional drop cut pink sapphires at 6 o’clock to epitomize the femininity and aristocratic taste of Her Serene Highness. The dial face and flange sparkle with a cascade of 177 brilliant cut diamonds set in shimmering mother of pearl. The case is crafted from 18 K red gold and has a finely engraved back with the Princesse Grace de Monaco monogram. This exclusive timepiece features a white alligator strap and is on exhibition at two gala events in New York (November 2011) and Los Angeles (February 2012).
Packard, the American auto manufacturer and inventor whose passion for watch collecting is the stuff of legend, was among the first of the great watch collectors to work directly with Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin, the world’s most exclusive watch manufacturers, in his quest to build an exquisite personal collection of highly complicated, custom-designed timepieces.
One of the great revelations of Packard’s rediscovered collection is documented proof of his design partnership with Vacheron Constantin, the oldest watch manufacturer in Geneva. In 1918, the firm created a completely unique 20k gold openface chronograph pocketwatch for Packard according to his specific instructions, incorporating a customized combination of complications, including trip minute-repeating, grande and petite sonnerie, chronograph, and half-quarter repeating functions (above). It’s estimated at up to $500,000.
“In watch collecting circles, this is a true fairytale collection. James Ward Packard is the original icon who inspired generations of serious watch collectors that followed him,” notes Sam Hines, Head of Watches for Christie’s Americas and Asia. “As a mechanical engineer by training, he had a deep knowledge and passion for the craft of watchmaking that made him uniquely qualified to work directly with the best Swiss watch manufacturers and create completely unique, one-of-a-kind watches that do not exist anywhere else in the world.
Beyond this, he had a refined sense of style that was heavily influenced by the design motifs of his day, and it is a true delight to see Packard’s personal taste reflected in the elegant, Art Nouveau styling of these timepieces, even down to the stylized monograms stamped on the case backs. These rediscovered watches are likely the last of the great Packard watches to come to market directly from his descendants, and we anticipate intense interest from collectors in the U.S., Europe, Asia and beyond.”
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Monza is one of the most expensive detailing centers in Dubai providing ultimate quality services. Monza target only luxury cars like Lamborghini, Ferrari and Bentley and provide such services as polishing, paint correction, interior cleaning, leather reconditioning, paint protection, interior protection, and headlight restoration.The Monza name is derived from the Monza race circuit and city in Italy. This theme must be presented in new brand identity.
Photos of cars by Richard Thompson.
Swiss watchmaker Jaermann & Stubi, has a well known reputation for making luxury watches, including a unique series of fine watches that include a mechanical golf counter complication.
Jaermann & Stubi has teamed with famous professional golfer Seve Ballesteros, to introduce the Seve Ballesteros Golf Watch.
The Seve Ballesteros Golf Watch is a limited-edition watch, made from the clubs Seve actually used to win the 1991 Chunichi Crows Open in Japan.
Seve Ballesteros is a legendary Spanish golfer. Seve’s favorite color is blue so the watch includes a brilliant blue dial and bezel, as well as matching packaging.
A certificate personally signed by Seve Ballesteros, accompanies each watch.
The price of the watch starts around $19,000. The Seve Ballesteros Golf Watch features a unique counting mechanism that golfers can use to track the number of strokes taken at each golf hole.
The watch also keeps track of the total strokes per game, and displays the holes played as well as compares the score to the golfer’s own handicap.
Courtesy of: The Breguet Boutique
The Marie Antoinette No. 1160 watch, A.L. Breguet’s most famous creation, will be here in the United States for the very first time.
Marie Antoinette No 1160 is an amazing watch. It was the watch meant for a Queen. It is the watch that became the Queen of all timepieces.
This incredible watch, usually displayed in the Breguet museum at Place Vendome in Paris, will be showcased for two limited exclusive engagements in the U.S. at the Beverly Hills and New York Breguet Boutiques.
The story of the watch began in 1783. It was named after Marie-Antoinette, the young Austrian aristocrat who married King of France, Louis XVI and later became the Queen of France and Navarre. Commissioned by one of the Queen’s most fervent admirers, A.L. Breguet was given the task of creating a unique gift for the Queen.
It took 44 years for the watch to come to life. Breguet had created the watch of all watches with a minute-repeater, a full perpetual calendar, an equation of time, a power reserve indicator, a bimetallic thermometer, a large independent seconds hand and a small center seconds hand, a lever escapement, a gold balance spring and a parachute anti-shock device.
The Queen met her demise 34 years before the watch was finally completed in 1827 by A.L. Breguet’s son.
The watch was acquired by the Marquis de Garoye of Paris and changed hands a few times through history until it was bequeathed to the L. A. Meyer Museum in Jerusalem by Sir David Lionel Salomons’ daughter. In 1983, the Marie-Antoinette was stolen from the Museum.
Driven by his passion for Breguet, Nicolas G. Hayek, CEO of Breguet decided in 2005 to commission the Breguet Manufacture located in the Vallee de Joux to reproduce the vanished Marie-Antoinette watch, to be called the No 1160. N. G. Hayek, also Chairman of the Swatch Group went a step further by becoming the major patron of the restoration of the Petit Trianon, Marie-Antoinette’s favorite hidden place when alive.
The whereabouts of the original watch were unknown until November 2007 when it enigmatically reappears in Tel Aviv. Mysterious timing of the destiny of the Marie-Antoinette as the No 1160 was about to be unveiled.
In April 2008, Breguet proudly presented its Marie-Antoinette in a wood box made of oak from the gardens of the Petit Trianon. This incredible watch, usually displayed in the Breguet museum at Place Vendome in Paris, will be showcased for two limited exclusive engagements in the US at the Beverly Hills and New York Breguet Boutiques. This is an unprecedented opportunity for the American public to have a glimpse into watch making and history in the making. The journey of the Marie-Antoinette keeps on writing itself …
Working as a young apprentice in his father’s saddlery business, Alfred Dunhill learned the necessary skills to create exceptional handcrafted leather items.
In 1893, Alfred Dunhill inherited the family business and decided to continue this commitment to excellence. Dunhill used the same traditions, expertise and technical ability of the leather craftsmen, and began creating luxury accessories such as hats, gloves and coats to bespoke motoring trunks and cases.
Now for the for the first time in over 100 years, Dunhill has allowed the general public a preview of the hand crafting process used to create their luxury Tradition leather goods.
The movie showcases the re-mastered Tradition Double Document case being cut from the best quality bridle leather, being hand stitched, and then finished by a highly skilled leather artisan.
Similar processes were originally used by Dunhill’s master craftsmen over 100 years ago.
Today, every custom piece of Dunhill custom leather is made at the Walthamstow leather workshop. The workshop is where a customer’s individual choice of skin, finish, hardware, functionalities and linings are created into a unique, quality leather piece.
The manufacturing process is unique. Just one person is responsible for constructing each individual piece all the way through to the final edge painting and cleaning.
This process ensures individual ownership and pride in each piece that is produced. The end result for the customer is a leather product built with the highest standards of workmanship.
Lastly to guarantee authenticity, a leather card is stamped with the name of this artisan and inserted into each piece of luggage.