Patek Philippe has a reputation for seeking perfection, even if it takes years to accomplish. The new Ref. 5170J is a testament to the precision and beauty that have been kept Patek at the pinnacle of watchmaking for nearly two centuries.
The movement is the company’s first manual wind chronograph developed entirely by Patek Philippe and fully in-house made movement. Its exhibition back attests to the intricate beauty of the movement. This is a piece that has been highly anticipated by collectors and will become an instant classic and a standard by which other chornographs are judged.
Specs: Case size: 39mm, power reserve 65 hours, seconds subdial, jumping 30-minute counter, 18 k yellow gold, water resistant to 30 meters, alligator strap.
Diane von Furstenberg has been designing for H. Stern for years now with great success. One of her inspirations for the jewelry designs is the Blue Diamond of the Crown, one of the most famous diamonds of its time, which was subsequently re-cut into today’s Hope Diamond.
The stone originated in Golconda, India, and was brought to Europe by Jean Baptiste Tavernier and sold to Louis XIV, who had it slightly re-cut into its distinctive triangle shape and wore it around his neck on a blue ribbon. Louis XIV passed it down to Louis XV, his grandson, who had it sent set in a Golden Fleece ceremonial pendant. Diane von Furstenberg took this triangular shape and created a series of rings with the distinctive triangular faceted look.
A Rendering of the Diamond of the Crown next to the Re-cut Hope Diamond
A rendering of the Diamond of the Crown as set in Louis XV's Golden Fleece Pendant
Christian Dior has been making remarkable strides in watchmaking over the past several years. The year 2009 was the marked the beginning of a collaboration with movement designers Franck Orny and Johnny Girardin, resulting in the Christal Mysterieuse. The Chrystal Mysterieuse fascinated the watch world with its six layered crystal plates that rotate to tell the time. This year’s “8″ watch does not disappoint – taking some of the concept a step further to include a world timer function.
The sub dial shows the time in 8 zones simultaneously, and revolves in 24 hours. The face of the dial revolves every 12 hours, and the second hand, as one would expect, once every 60 seconds. The watch is a limited edition of eight pieces. The design combines 18K gold, mother of pearl, and lacquer.
A Poster in Classic Art Deco Style for the Chicago World's Fair in 1933
The New Dior Deco Watch - note the skeleton dial and time zones on sub dial
The watch was named 8 for Christian Dior’s lucky number (ergo the eight time zones) . His passion for Art Deco was well-documented, so this watch is a very fitting homage to the founder of the brand. Notably, at Mr. Dior’s first fashion show in 1947, the first section was called “En...
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