Two watch brands To watch

Today’s post concentrates on two watch brands which  are making great strides of…..

Recently, German watch manufacturer Glashütte Original has launched a new line of ladies watches inspired by the 1920s genre, the decade in which wearing wristwatches first became popular among women.

Launched on June 20th at a party at the Waterfall Mansion on New York’s Upper East Side, Pavonina feature’s a line of Art Deco-inspired timepieces with modernized versions of the cushion-shaped cases which were popular in the Jazz Age.

The 31 mm watches have a date window at 6 o’clock and are available in stainless steel, 18-karat red gold or a combination of the two, on a satin or leather strap or bracelet. Diamonds are available on some models or through special order.

A total of 20 variations comprise Pavonina’s line, a name derived from the Latin word for peacock, with retail prices ranging from $4,900 to $39,600.

 

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Yves “Jetman” Rossy, the Swiss gentleman who is well known for flying solo courtesy of jet engines attached to his body, will make his first public U.S. flights this summer, as sponsor Breitling recently announced.

The 53-year-old Rossy, who worked as a fighter pilot and airline captain before becoming the world renowned Jetman, will soar over the crowds at the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in, which takes place from July 29 to Aug. 4 in Wisconsin, and at the Reno Air Races in Nevada, scheduled for Sept. 11 to 15.

Exact dates of the Jetman’s performances are not yet determined.

Rossy’s secret is a carbon-Kevlar jet wing with four engines that enable him to propel himself through the air at speeds upward of 150 mph, controlled by a throttle in his hand. The Jetman uses his shoulders, body and legs to steer, pitch and descend at will.

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As always, Live, Life, Lamour,

R.Lamour

 

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Baselworld!

Today’s post is about Baselworld which opens this Thursday in its new $454.9 million home, with fewer exhibitors in a smaller space, but this years look is much more modern, according to shows organizers.  The conceptualizer’s of this years Baselworld is seeking “Quality and not quantity”.  This is also a message that is highly emphasized by Baselworld executives at the show’s opening press conference which was held this morning at the Congress Center Basel, across the street from the exhibition space.

This year, a total of 1,460 companies are set to exhibit at the show, which is down 24 percent from 1,815 last year. Some notables absent include David Yurman. News surfaced this past December that the popular U.S.-based jewelry brand opted to withdraw from the show this year after a  tense exchange with event organizers.

In addition to a simpler design, the show also gave its halls simpler names, Hall 1 is for global brands, or watch and jewelry brands with worldwide reach. Hall 2 is for international brands, or brands that sell in a number of countries but don’t have quite the global reach as those brands in Hall 1. Hall 3 is for jewelry containing precious and semi-precious stones and pearls, while Hall 4 is for the machine and supply industry.

Although the show includes both watches and jewelry, Baselworld is traditionally a timepiece-centric show–an executive from one luxury brand described it as “the new year of the watch industry”–that brands anticipate as a stage for their latest innovations.

Francois Thiébaud, who heads the committee of Swiss exhibitors at the show and is a member of the board of watch giant Swatch Group, said this year he expects watches with many complications as well as those with gold, diamonds and—interestingly–pearls, to dominate the trends.

He also said he anticipates watches that bear a neo-classical look with references to styles from Ancient Greek and Ancient Rome in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The anticipation that brands will display more complicated watches and embrace the use of gold and precious stones makes sense for the Swiss watch industry, which has seen sales of higher-price watches grow at a faster pace than watches with a lower price point.

As always, Live, Life, Lamour,
R.Lamour

Cool Fashion Watches

I admit, I am a fashion watch fiend. I think I like watches more than any other piece in my jewelry arsenal. What intrigues me about a fashion watch is the fact that its a perfect blend between eye candy and the functionality of a watch. In other words, you look good telling time!  Today’s post is of course about some of the best looking fashion watches that i’ve come across and some that I own.

This watch below is one of the many watches made by AARK Collective. It comes in many different colors ranging from Classic grey lead to classic white peach. They are Aussie and you can purchase this watch on their site by simply clicking here.

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These beauties below are the brain children of Karl Lagerfield. The one that peeks my interest the most is the one in the middle. The band alone makes me want to get it. Its the type of watch that makes you want to stop and just tell someone the time just to show it off.

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I hope these few beauties were to your liking. Be sure to peruse and give some suggestions of cool watches that you think should make my short list.

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R.Lamour