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Swatch Launches Valentine’s Special

Valentine’s Day is within reach and so is Swatch’s TRIPLE LOVE! At long last, there’s a clear way to light up February 14th with zesty romance.

Does (s)he or doesn’t (s)he? What’s for sure is that there is TRIPLE LOVE on the wrist. This beauty features three transparent printed hearts in shades of red and pink, visible through a clear transparent dial and finished with a semi-transparent patterned bracelet. Delicately wrapped in distinctive heart- covered packaging, this limited and numbered edition of 5.143 pieces is a rare gift for that special someone. If only true love were this transparent!

CASIO G-SHOCK LUXURY COLLECTION

CASIO G-SHOCK ADDS TO MEN’S LUXURY MT-G COLLECTION WITH TWO NEW CONNECTED TIMEPIECES

Latest Models Feature Colorful Accents on Band Backside and Bluetooth Capabilities

Casio G-SHOCK announces the addition of two new timepieces to the luxury men’s MT-G collection. Featuring Bluetooth connectivity, the latest models also boast colorful accents of red (MTGB1000D-1A) and blue (MTGB1000BD-1A) on the backside of the band, as well as a new band and case structure.

One of G-SHOCK’s premium men’s collections, the MT-G is created to add a hint of sophistication to any upscale look. With a sleek, all-metal band, the watch comes in silver with dark red accents on the face and backside of the band, as well as in dark gray with blue accents on the face and backside of the band – reflecting shades often found in fall / winter for an accessory that can be paired with any cold-weather wardrobe.

The latest men’s models to feature G-SHOCK’s Bluetooth connectivity, which pairs with the G-SHOCK Connected App for accurate timekeeping, the timepieces also boast premium features found within all MT-G models, including Triple G Resist to guard against shock, vibration and centrifugal forces, and sapphire crystal to enhance scratch resistance.

G-SHOCK’s legendary Two-Way Time Sync technology, which combines self-adjusting atomic timekeeping for an accurate hour / date display virtually anywhere on the globe, along with tough solar technology for self-charging capabilities, is also included.

Each model also comes equipped with G-SHOCK technology including:

  • 200M water resistance and shock resistance
  • Super Illuminator
  • Dual Dial Display
  • Full Auto LED Light
  • Stopwatch and countdown timer
  • Daily Alarm
  • Full auto calendar
  • World time (39 TZ + 27 cities)
  • 51.7mm case

The MTGB1000D-1A and MTGB1000BD-1A will retail for $900 and $1,000 and will be available for purchase beginning in November 2018 at standard G-SHOCK retailers including Macy’s, the G-SHOCK Soho Store, and gshock.com.

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About G-SHOCK

CASIO’s shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch is synonymous with toughness, born from the developer Mr. Ibe’s dream of ‘creating a watch that never breaks’. Over 200 handmade samples were created and tested to destruction until finally in 1983 the first, now iconic G-SHOCK hit the streets of Japan and began to establish itself as ‘the toughest watch of all time’. Each watch encompasses the 7 elements; electric shock resistance, gravity resistance, low temperature resistance, vibration resistance, water resistance, shock resistance and toughness. The watch is packed with Casio innovations and technologies to prevent it from suffering direct shock; this includes internal components protected with urethane and suspended timekeeping modules inside the watch structure. Since its launch, G-SHOCK has continued to evolve, continuing to support on Mr. Ibe’s mantra “never, never give up.”www.gshock.com

About Casio America, Inc.

Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casio.com

How To Identify A Rolex Watch

The vast majority of people are unable to tell a genuine Rolex watch from a fake one. This is a critical feature whenever products with a significant market value are concerned.

A record was achieved in October of 2017, as the Rolex Daytona watch model that belonged to famous actor Paul Newman was auctioned off for 17.8 million at the Philips Auction House in New York. This extraordinary amount allowed this watch to become the most expensive Rolex watch ever auctioned.

Despite the celebrity and refinement of this watchmaking process, about 70% of the people are unable to notice the difference between a genuine Rolex model and a fake one. That is also important because Rolex watches are among the most forged items in the world, due to their worth and charm.

When it comes to identifying genuine Rolex watches, there are six elements that you should know to help identify these watches:

Magnifying A Rolex Watch

Many Rolex watches feature a calendar within the quadrant (usually near the 3). In order to warrant the optimal working of every element, this calendar is small and, in order to read it correct, genuine Rolex models feature a 2.5x magnifying glass (called a Cyclops). Fake Rolex models usually feature no lens, mount a smaller lens, or have a simple, non-magnifying, glass element.

Weight of a Rolex Watch

It often happens that fake Rolex models weigh less than the genuine ones. This is because genuine Rolex models are created with materials of the highest quality having a greater weight.

Water Test

Rolex watch models are watertight and fully hermetic. They can resist being immersed in water for a few seconds. Usually, fake Rolex models do not have this feature, and this allows water to seep in. Specific Rolex models, like the Submariner, have been specifically created for deeb scuba diving.

Engraving of a Rolex

Perfection lies in the details. That details allows those to identify and tell a genuine Rolex model from a copy of one. In the vast majority of cases, the engraving featured in fake Rolex models is imperfect and confirms the lack of percision by the producers of fake Rolex watch models.

Rear of a Rolex Watch Case

Besides some very rare models, many produced during the 1930s, the rear of a Rolex watch case is never made of glass, crystal, or plastics. Therefore, they are not see-through. Many producers of fake Rolex watch models usually make the rear of their watch case of transparent materials, in order to cheat buyers by showing them the “precision” of the inner gears.

Furthermore, genuine Rolex watch models feature engraving within its watch cases rather than in the rear.

Hands of Rolex Watches

The gears of Rolex watches have a fluid movement, and their hands do not spring nor move irregularly. Even the ticking of a Rolex watch is both fluid and constant, being very homogeneous in nature. This does not happen with fake Rolex models, as they have an evident and irregular ticking instead.

Rolex watches are a symbol of luxury and elegance. As a result, they are subject to significant faking and forgeries. The differences between genuine and fake models are not so evident. The presence of more shoddy elements may be detected by carefully examining a watch when it is a fake, but only acutal experts are able to ascertain the authenticity of any given Rolex watch model.

Swatch x Colourshift

History, milestones, personalities, myths, icons…culture meets design and art in these small, colorful filigreed and highly adorned pieces of paper. Banknotes have been an integral part of our day-to-day life and it is about time to celebrate their beauty and evolving rarity.

With currencies’ growing tendency to become more and more virtual, Swatch seizes the opportunity to pay tribute to these beautiful stories printed on paper – before they clear their way to convenience. In her work, British artist Justine Smith explores the concept of money and how it touches almost every aspect of our lives: “For me, it is like working with an elemental force which impacts upon all of us in a political, social and moral level. A banknote can be seen as a little piece of propaganda, a cipher portraying specific aspects of a given state.”

More than the stylistic reference, the use of banknotes creates a strong and tangible connection between people and the artworks. Her Swatch Art Special COLOURSHIFT was inspired by bitcoin codes, and engages with the never-ending shift from physical to digital money. “I liked the idea of making by hand something that would normally be created digitally – COLOURSHIFT stands for the changing spectrum and shift we are now experiencing.” Enjoy discovering which color bit comes from where – and find out what the color stripes stand for…

Swatch Fall-Winter 2018 Collection

Telling stories of an ancient past and a faraway future and proving that reinvention is the best form of innovation while triggering both imagination and senses is the essence of Swatch’s latest Fall-Winter collection. The three different themes link urban trends with local handcraft, bright colors with simple designs and understated style with statement pieces, adding up to a powerful selection that proves to be as playful, colorful and joyful as ever.

In an ever-connected world, distance is shortened to a tap-away. The world is your neighborhood, a phenomenon that Worldhood puts on the wrist in many different ways inspirations from all over the globe have found their place in this collection, where fantasy becomes reality, well-known ideas mix with new states of mind, and art is in cahoots with handcraft. World-famous museums have opened their archives and paved the way for a swatchy recreation of historical art pieces; seem-to-be knitted watches make a contemporary wink to one’s own heritage; black-and-white models focus on the raw and substantial design, adding the story of the brand and sophisticated brushing techniques.

More color, more fun, more fantasy. Think Fun fully embraces the DNA of Swatch, where colors, shapes and stripes explode into vibrant designs. Bold styles go well with simplistic geometries; precious Swarovski stones set a glamorous tone on discreet-colored watches; pins and patches meet and mingle on denim looks. The red carpet is rolled out for Deep Wonder that makes colors shine with intensity and shades glitter into the night. Lavish colors mix with premium and alcantara materials, and sparkling crystals. It’s time to shine!

See more about the collection here and here.

Raymond Weil Geneve

Meet Your New Favorite Classic. Introducing The Maestro Moon Phase.

This maestro moon phase watch features a mechanical self-winding RW4280 movement and is housed in a 40mm-diameter stainless steel case with a date window at 3 o’clock. The silver dial is enhanced by the black Roman numerals and blue hands, delicate wave-like center motif and moon phase function at 6 o’clock.

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Raymond Weil New Limited Edition Tango Chronograph

Luxury Swiss watchmaker, RAYMOND WEIL is proud to unveil a new music collaboration as part of its Music Icons Series. The Marshall Amplification Limited Edition timepiece part of the tango collection

pays tribute to the iconic amplifier and speaker cabinet, renowned for being used by the most iconic musicians of all time. This exclusive watch pays homage to the distinctive style and appeal of Marshall, playing on generous volumes to delightful effect.

RAYMOND WEIL is delighted to unveil its newest music collaboration which pays tribute to the legendary British manufacturer – Marshall Amplification. The unique timepiece incorporates subtle design cues, influenced by Marshall’s iconic product design and intricate detailing. Measuring 43mm in diameter, the new Marshall Limited Edition is generously proportioned, revealing a bold, masculine aesthetic, whilst maintaining the timeless appeal of its product designs.

The case is presented in black PVD and the dial surface replicates the appearance of an amplifier’s external grille. The white ring around the circumference of the dial mirrors the finish of the Marshall amps, while the dial decoration recalls the Marshall “defender” paper. The indexes and hands are lined with SuperLuminova®, delivering optimal readability. The chronograph’s gold colored panda sub-dials, inspired by the amps sound buttons, measure elapsed time periods, while the black sub-dial displays the running seconds. The timepiece is completed with a date display positioned between 4 and 5 o’clock. The watch is presented on a black leather strap, paired with a black PVD folding clasp.

Distinguishing this watch as a limited edition, the numbered case-back is engraved with the iconic Marshall logo and is presented with a certificate of authenticity. The lot is delivered in a custom made watchbox inspired by the aesthetic of their signature amp. Limited to 1,000 pieces, the new Marshall Limited Edition represents another powerful performance from the watch brand synonymous with the musical universe.

Using decades of carefully handed down watchmaking expertise to interpret musical influences into its product designs, music remains the main inspiration for RAYMOND WEIL. Marshall Amplification further extends the collaboration with the music industry and its history of working with some of the world’s most recognized and celebrated artists and Brands. #RWmarshall

To browse or purchase check out: Raymond Weil Marshall Amplification

Raymond Weil AC/DC Watch Launch

RAYMOND WEIL is proud to unveil a new collaboration in its ‘Music Icons’ series, the freelancer AC/DC Limited Edition, paying tribute to legendary Rock-and-Roll Hall of famers, AC/DC. This exclusive watch incorporates the in-house developed Calibre RW1212 movement, allowing onlookers to view the rocking “Alternating Current/Direct Current” balance within the timepiece.

Estimated Delivery May 2018 AC/DC Limited Edition Automatic Watch, 42mm stainless steel, leather strap, black dial. Measuring 42mm in diameter, the freelancer AC/DC Limited Edition is lined with a luminescent treatment. To reinforce the rock and roll attitude of the timepiece, the hours are marked with studded indexes. The black dial features a textured pattern recalling the AC/DC high voltage bolt graphics sitting adjacent to the iconic AC/DC typography placed at 12 o’clock. The powerful rock credentials are reaffirmed through the black leather strap, adorned with the AC/DC logo.

Launched in 2007, the freelancer collection was created in honor of the free-spirited man who wishes to remain in control of his own destiny, and features an eclectic mix of urbane mechanical watches.This freelancer mixes classic and modest to create a harmonious and unique design. Constantly reinterpreting itself and free from all constraints, the freelancer conserves those elements which constitute its strengths.

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WATCHES + WONDERS MIAMI

WATCHES & WONDERS MIAMI DEBUTS IN THE MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT THIS FEBRUARY

The Four-Day Luxury Weekend Will Feature The Newest Watches And Jewelry From

20 Leading Maisons, A Collection Of 100 Rare Vintage And Sports/Exotic Cars, Along With The Celebrated Miami Yacht Show

The Miami Design District Associates (MDDA) in partnership with the Fondation Haute Horlogerie (FHH), announced today the debut of Watches & Wonders Miami (WWM).  The first of its kind event in Miami will take place February 16-19, 2018 and bring together 20 of the world’s leading luxury timepiece manufacturers, including:

A. Lange & Sohne, Audemars Piguet, Bulgari, Cartier, Hublot, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Louis Vuitton, Panerai, Piaget, Tag Heuer and Vacheron Constantin among others.  The watchmakers will each unveil their newest creations for the first time in the United States during WWM.  This unprecedented advance preview of what’s to come in the world of high horology, coincides with the Miami Design District Concours—an exceptional showing of more than 100 of the most significant post-war vintage, sports/exotic cars and supercars, including iconic examples from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin, Bentley and Rolls Royce.  The 30th annualMiami Yacht Show, featuring the world’s most extraordinary and uniquely designed yachts from top custom boat builders and brokers, takes place nearby on Collins Avenue, rounding out a weekend of ultimate luxury for guests.

“The Miami Design District is recognized around the world as a destination for art, culture and luxury.  Thus, it is the perfect partner to help us create a truly world class watch and jewelry experience where we can not only give enthusiasts a ‘first look’ at the newest products, but also offer them dynamic exhibitions and learning opportunities, as well as interaction with the industry’s leading authorities,” states Fabienne Lupo, Chairwoman and Managing Director of the FHH.

“Watches & Wonders Miami will be an extraordinary event bringing together the very best brands dedicated to luxury timepieces and jewelry.  The creativity and debut of new styles will make this a must-attend event for collectors and enthusiasts alike.  It’s also the first time many of these brands will be debuting new styles in the U.S. so this is a big moment,” said Craig Robins, CEO of Dacra Development and developer of the Miami Design District.  “We are thrilled to host this event in the Miami Design District and to play a role in making this U.S. debut a reality.”

Watches & Wonders Miami will kick-off President’s Day weekend with a full Friday evening program in Paradise Plaza.  The evening will feature the Miami Design District Performance Series presented by Knight-Foundation and produced by Emilio Estefan, followed by an exclusive gala cocktail celebration in the Palm Court.  Throughout the weekend, guests will have access to ‘Telling Time,’ a special exhibition comprised of nine videos, creative installations and dramatic performance works by international contemporary artists.  WWM will also feature immersive virtual reality experiences, each designed to bring the world of fine watchmaking to a new dimension.  As part of WWM, the FHH is developing a robust conference line-up and educational workshops that will be accessible to anyone from amateurs to connoisseurs and collectors.  In addition, Hodinkee, the industry’s preeminent resource for watch enthusiasts, is providing support on content development for WWM.  Children’s programs will also be offered on Sunday, making WWM the ideal destination for families over the holiday weekend.

Consumers are encouraged to visit the Watches & Wonders Miami website for further details and to register for event news and updates:

https://www.miamidesigndistrict.net/watchesandwonders

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The 20 maisons participating in Watches & Wonders Miami are:

Boutiques

A. Lange & Söhne

Audemars Piguet

BVLGARI

Cartier

Hublot

IWC Schaffhausen

Jaeger-LeCoultre

Louis Vuitton

Panerai

Parmigiani

Piaget

Tag Heuer

Vacheron Constantin

Van Cleef & Arpels

Pop-Up Boutiques

Armin Strom

F.P. Journe

Kari Voutilainen

Ralph Lauren

RJ-Romain Jerome

Romain Gauthier

Fondation Haute Horlogerie

The Fondation Haute Horlogerie (FHH) was established in 2005 by Audemars Piguet, Girard- Perregaux and the Richemont Group. Headquartered, in Geneva, Switzerland, the FHH strives to promote awareness, understanding and interest in Fine Watchmaking around the world through education, training and specialized events.  The FHH works in conjunction with 41 partner brands that provide financial support and assistance with project implementation.

Miami Design District Associates

The Miami Design District is a neighborhood dedicated to innovative fashion, design, architecture and dining experiences. The Miami Design District is owned by Miami Design District Associates, a partnership between Dacra, founded and owned by visionary entrepreneur Craig Robins, and L Real Estate Catterton, a global real estate development and investment fund, specializing in creating luxury shopping destinations. Together Dacra and L Real Estate Catterton have actively transformed the once-overlooked area of Miami into a vibrant destination for residents and visitors by presenting the best shopping, cultural and culinary experiences within an architecturally significant context. The vision for a rejuvenated Design District — responsive to its historic, urban and tropical context – was codified in an urban master plan developed by the award-winning master planners Duany Plater-Zyberk, with the additional participation of architects including Walter Chatham, Hariri and Hariri, Juan Lezcano, Terence Riley, and Alison Spear. The Miami Design District embodies a singular dedication to the unity of design, fashion, art and architecture, and a commitment to encourage a neighborhood comprised of creative experiences.