NEWS 1. US JEWELRY ROADSHOW – WHO IS AROUND ?
Find your Christmas gift ideas in one place !
The 1916 Company is hosting a Jewelry Show with Éléonor Picciotto and The Eye Of Jewelry as an immersive jewelry exhibition in Miami, New York City, and Baltimore, showcasing the brilliant designs of Suzanne Syz, Alexandra Rosier, Selim Mouzannar, and Elie Top.
The 1916 Company’s client advisors will be joined by Eleonor Picciotto and designer Suzanne Syz to present jewelry collections in Miami, New York City December 4-6), and Baltimore (December 9). Collectors, enthusiasts, and friends are invited for appointments and engaging talks during this time.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
NEW YORK: Monday, December 4 – Wednesday, December 6 | 10am – 5pm each day
595 Madison Avenue | 4th Floor | New York, NY 10022
BALTIMORE: Saturday, December 9 | 11am – 6pm
Radcliffe Jewelers | 1848 Reisterstown Road | Baltimore, MD 21208
NEWS 2. DANIEL ARSHAM X TIFFANY & CO. DROPPED A NEW COLLAB
A Pokemon necklace costing up to $29’000 !
The Tiffany & Arsham Studio & Pokémon Capsule Collection just unveiled a new artistic collaboration. Designed in Arsham’s “Future Relics” aesthetic, where he reimagines everyday objects as archaeological discoveries from an imagined future. The collection is inspired by Arsham’s exhibition in Japan, A Ripple in Time, which features a variety of Pokémon works of art meant to evoke the passage of time. The collection features nine jewelry designs from pendants to necklaces highlighting six iconic Pokémon displaying unparalleled creativity, artistry and design while reinforcing the House’s longstanding connection to contemporary art and iconic pop culture.
The Tiffany & Arsham Studio & Pokémon capsule collection features an oxidized sterling silver pendant with diamond accents highlighting one of six Pokémon —Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, Jigglypuff, Cubone or Mew. Playing on Pikachu’s iconic yellow color, two different size iterations of necklaces, one in small and the other in a larger pendant size, are available in 18K yellow gold with diamond accents. The oxidized sterling silver designs are packaged in a Tiffany & Arsham Studio & Pokémon Blue Box, while a Tiffany Blue® Poké Ball houses the gold Pikachu pendants.
*The Tiffany & Arsham Studio & Pokémon capsule collection will be available at the Tiffany & Co. Landmark in New York City, Omotesando store in Tokyo and Tiffany.com in North America and Japan this December.
NEWS 3. AP UNVEILS ITS FIRST ROYAL OAK IN BROWN CERAMIC WITH TRAVIS SCOTT
The last collaboration for FHB as CEO
Thanks to its collaboration with personalities such as Jay-Z (2005) and LeBron James (2013), the Manufacture has strengthened its links to pop culture since the early 2000s. Audemars Piguet has since become one of the most quoted brands in rap songs.
Today, in New-York, Audemars Piguet presents a new 41 mm Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked “Cactus Jack” Limited Edition to 200 pieces – crafted in brown ceramic, a first for Audemars Piguet. Brown is the signature colour for the brand and label Cactus Jack founded by American hip hop artist Travis Scott. He likes to call it in his latest album: “The chocolate AP. »
The sapphire dial provides a glimpse of the openworked selfwinding perpetual calendar movement, Calibre 5135. To celebrate this collaboration, a number of design elements refer to Cactus Jack’s graphics, while parts of the dial, including the moon phase indication, are endowed with a luminescent coating that glows blue or green in the dark in a nod to the brand’s aesthetic codes’. As a tribute to François-Henry Bennahmias, (the actual CEO of Audemars Piguet who will leave the house for new adventures after a career that more than 20 years in the brand), Travis Scott posted a picture of him with the following caption: “François the great – Real member 5ever till the flip – The greatest”.
NEWS 4. MARCH LA.B ADORNS HIS VINTAGE FEEL.WATCHES WITH DIAMONDS
And for less than CHF 3’000 !
This tiny 26 mm watch features the octagonal architecture of the Place Vendôme designed by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, architect to the Sun King. Nobility, majesty, symmetry and balance of form… The Lady Mansart is a contemporary tribute to these qualities.The stainless-steel version of the Lady MANSART Diamonds features a bezel crimped with 48 genuine GVS quality 1 mm diamonds for a total of 0.24 carats.
The french brand March LA.B designs and assembles its watches in France. The Swiss automatic movements are assembled from A to Z in France.
NEWS 5. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A WATCH WITH PEACOCK FEATHERS?
Bulgari presented Diva’s Dream Peacock Marquetry Collection at DWW
First introduced in 2017, the Divas’ Dream Peacock collection from BULGARI is portrayed as transcending traditional concepts of métiers d’art. This suggests that the collection goes beyond conventional craftsmanship, exploring new dimensions of sophistication and artistic expression. The use of the term “Divas’ Dream” implies a sense of luxury and glamour associated with the collection.
BULGARI is described as a “beacon of creativity” in the world of haute horlogerie. This indicates that the brand is recognized for pushing the boundaries of traditional watchmaking, incorporating innovative and creative elements into its timepieces.
Jean-Christophe Babin, the CEO of BULGARI, is mentioned as describing the Divas’ Dream Peacock collection as a “journey beyond time.” This phrase suggests that the collection is not just about telling time but offers a unique and transcendent experience. The use of the CEO’s perspective adds a personal touch to the brand’s narrative.
BULGARI appears to position itself not just as a watchmaker but as a creative force that pushes the boundaries of traditional craftsmanship. The Divas’ Dream Peacock collection and the book “BULGARI BEYOND TIME” serve as reflections of the brand’s dedication to sophistication, artistry, and a timeless legacy. And by the way, BEYOND TIME written by French journalist Fabienne Reybaud is an amazing coffee table book to get, ask or offer for Christmas !
NEWS 6. DON’T YOU MISS SOMETHING YUMMY FOR WMAS EVER ?
Order now jewels that can be eaten for dessert !
THE FULL VANILLA CHRISTMAS LOG AT THE ROYAL MONCEAU RAFFLES PARIS X MESSIKA BY QUENTIN LECHAT
The inspiration comes from the dynamic allure of moving diamonds and the comparison of vanilla to the “diamond of Pastry chefs” – it adds an elegant and luxurious touch to the creation.
The incorporation of praline, cream, and Bavarian elements suggests a harmonious blend of textures and flavors, showcasing the versatility of vanilla as a central ingredient. The use of golden, caramelized choux buns not only adds a delightful visual element but also pays homage to Maison Messika, infusing the dessert with a touch of creativity and innovation.
The reference to a creative twist on the traditional Gâteau Saint-Honoré indicates that Chef Lechat is not only skilled in crafting delicious desserts but also adept at reinterpreting classic recipes with a modern and imaginative flair.
Overall, this dessert seems like a masterpiece that combines artistry, culinary skill, and a nod to inspiration from various sources, creating a unique and memorable dining experience.
*The log is available to order from the Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris online boutique, from November 25 to December 23, 2023. Fans will be able to pick up their order between December 18 and 26, 2023. Please note that this is a limited edition with only 100 pieces available, priced at 110€.
CHRISTMAS LOG BROOCH AT THE PARK HYATT PARIS-VENDÔME BY NARAÉ KIM
The pastry marvel created by Chef Naraé Kim at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme, paying homage to the Rue de la Paix, adds another layer of significance to the dessert. The mention of Rue de la Paix, renowned for its sparkling jewels, suggests a direct connection between the inspiration for the dessert and the luxurious world of jewelry.
The idea that the design of its log could merge with a jewel made of precious stones suggests attention to detail and a refined aesthetic.The first log, with its chocolate mousse and vanilla ganache, promises a classic combination, but is likely to be rich in flavor and texture. On the other hand, the second log, characterized by its herb mousse, offers a more innovative and surprising approach, showcasing the creativity of the pastry chef.
The addition of black fruit, speculoos and blue flower and blueberry icing suggests a varied and harmonious palette of flavors, adding a complex sensory dimension to these sweets.
*To reserve this gustatory gem, designed to delight 6 to 8 guests at a price of €115, contact the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme on 01 58 71 10 60 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWS 7. DUBAI WATCH WEEK WAS A BLAST !
The biggest edition to date with over 23’000 visitors – featured 63 participating brands and showcased over 20 launches !
It’s impressive to hear about the success and growth of Dubai Watch Week’s latest edition. The significant increase in attendance, participation from renowned brands, and exclusive launches underscore the event’s growing importance in the global watch industry.The event’s focus on bringing together industry leaders, watchmakers, and affiliates not only enhances its atmosphere but also contributes to Dubai and the UAE’s vision of becoming a leading hub for culture, heritage, and the arts. The participation of over 63 exhibiting brands, including notable names like Van Cleef & Arpels, CHANEL, La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton, and ID Genève, further solidifies the event’s standing in the world of horology.
The unveiling of global, UAE, and Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons limited editions adds an element of exclusivity to Dubai Watch Week, making it a platform for showcasing the latest and most sought-after timepieces.
The strategic partnership between Audemars Piguet and the Dubai Future Foundation demonstrates a commitment to innovation within Haute Horlogerie, aligning with the event’s forward-thinking approach. Additionally, the launch of Vyntage Horology, led by the Seddiqi family, signals a bold move into luxury timepiece creation, leveraging their extensive experience in the industry.
Overall, Dubai Watch Week 2023 appears to have set new benchmarks, not only in terms of attendance but also in fostering innovation, collaboration, and the introduction of exciting developments in the world of luxury watches.
Dubai Watch Week will return in 2024 via the travelling edition of Horology Forum, the 10th iteration of this programme to unite for a moment in time.
NEWS 8. TWO NEW CASA PANERAI IN MILAN AND PARIS
140 Champs-Elysees is the address to remember!
Last week, Panerai inaugurated two new boutiques, continuing the ‘Casa Panearai’ narrative in Milan and Paris. Here are all the key points to keep in mind for the new stores:
Restoration Approach: The renovation of the store went beyond a typical upgrade. Instead, there seems to be a focus on preserving and enhancing the historical elements of the space. This approach is in line with celebrating the classical origins of the location.
Harmony with the Past: By enlarging and elevating the space, the design aims to create a harmonious environment that respects the store’s storied past. This integration of classic and contemporary elements speaks to a design philosophy that seeks to seamlessly blend the old with the new.
Classic and Contemporary Fusion: The dual soul of the design, celebrating classical origins while incorporating industrial and modern touches, suggests a fusion of different styles. This blending aims to create a unique atmosphere that respects tradition but also caters to a modern aesthetic.
Symbiotic Relationship: The symbiotic relationship between the past and present implies that the design isn’t just juxtaposing old and new elements but rather allowing them to coexist in a harmonious and mutually beneficial way.
Beyond Shopping: The space is more than just a shopping destination.. the design aims to create an experiential environment. It’s positioned as a place where Panerai’s clients can feel at home, and where others can engage and learn more about the Maison. This concept goes beyond a transactional relationship, emphasizing a sense of community and education.
The Panerai stores in Paris and Milan appears to be a carefully crafted spaces that respect its historical roots while embracing contemporary design elements. It goes beyond being a retail space, intending to offer a unique and immersive experience for Panerai’s clientele and those interested in the brand’s story.
NEWS 9. A VIBRANT AND ARTISTIC COLLABORATION: HUBLOT X MURAKAMI
FLORAL SAPPHIRE AND A CENTRAL FLYING TOURBILLON AND PROBABLY ONE OF THE LAST COLLABORATIONS…