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A little bit of watch and jewelry culture ! 2017 marks an anniversary to be celebrated or discovered from Dior to Ebel, Chopard or Boucheron.

2017 not only marks a year of success but celebrates the anniversary of many and in many ways either in 70s or 40s. Success is no accident; it combines hard work, perseverance, learning, sacrifice and most of all, love. If you love what you are doing, your creations will translate your passion.

By Christina Andersen

Dior, “Couturier de Rêve”- launched for its 70th anniversary a fashion exhibition featuring more than 300 haute couture dresses from the late 1940s until today – the largest fashion exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs has ever seen. The exhibition is expected to start on July 5th and will last until January 7th of 2018. Make sure you tick it on your checklist at your next stop in Paris.

Christian Dior
Junon Dress, haute couture Fall/Winter 1949, Milieu du siècle collection
Christian Dior
Opéra bouffe Dress, haute couture Fall/Winter 1956, Aimant collection
Christian Dior
Raf Simons for Christian Dior, haute couture Fall/Winter 2012
Christian Dior
Gianfranco Ferré for Christian Dior, Palladio Dress , haute couture Spring/Summer 1992, Au vent léger d’un été collection

¨When classic gets a makeover¨ Boucheron celebrates its 70th anniversary with its iconic Reflet Watch. Since its birth in 1947 during the modernism movement, the Grand Classic launched 8 new interchangeable straps in calfskin and alligator in pastel shades such as powder pink, bright pink, sky blue and copper. Overall, they now offer 70 different straps, allowing you to find your perfect fit. Time to realize the makeover now!

Boucheron
Reflet watch with interchangeables straps
Boucheron
Reflet watch with interchangeables straps
Boucheron
Reflet watch with interchangeables straps
Boucheron
Reflet watch with interchangeables straps

Ebel’s 40th anniversary revisits its timeless style watch Sport Classic blending its authentic model with graceful contemporary features. The combination of the traditional steel case and its brand new font offers a more present-day style, while still keeping its elegant contrast with the white dial. Considering that 80% of the Ebel clientele is feminine, needless to mention that their watches fit any wrist to perfection.

Ebel
Sport Classic
Ebel
Sport Classic
Ebel
Sport Classic Sketch
Ebel
Sport Classic Workshop

Having just finished the Mille Miglia Chopard Rallye, the Swiss brand is celebrating its 90th anniversary of their iconic piece for the matter. As a matter of fact, the Mille Miglia’s “corsa più bella del mondo”, a Classic XL piece with 90 exclusive editions worldwide are to be seeked. Their unique detail portrays it as the most prestigious watch Chopard has ever created.

Chopard
Mille Miglia Classic XL 90th Anniversary
Chopard
Mille Miglia Classic XL 90th Anniversary
Chopard
Mille Miglia 2017
Chopard
Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph 

Mikimoto and Assouline collaborated to create a luxury book called ‘‘the Pearl Necklace’’. The book covers the world’s most authentic volume of the legacy of pearls and its archetypal place in fashion and art. Some iconic women such as Grace Kelly, Angelina Jolie and Michelle Obama appear in it, making pearls, a fundamental and classic piece in a woman’s wardrobe. The Pearl Necklace’s author as well as award-winning journalist and jewelry historian Vivienne Becker underlines how pearl necklace has forever been the object of rêverie and enchantment up to today. After two years of construction, Mikimoto will unveil at the beginning of June the newly-renovated landmark flagship in the iconic neighborhood of Ginza in Tokyo.

Mikimoto
The Pearl Necklace book
Mikimoto
The Pearl Necklace book
Mikimoto
Marilyn Monroe’s Mikimoto pearl necklace

2017 has been an emblematic year for some of the most prestigious jewelry and watchmakers ever founded, long live their success in this heartily celebrated year. Happy Birthday everyone!