Jaeger-LeColtre and Amanda Seyfried praising inner elegance

In praise of inner elegance. Dressed with a pink gold bracelet, the Reverso One Duetto Moon delicately adorns the wrist of Friend of the Swiss Maison and Actress Amanda Seyfried. Embodying contemporary femininity and elegance.

She is, solar, soothing, precious and serene. Amanda Seyfried, friend of the Maison, radiates an aura of quiet confidence. She moves with grace. She speaks with poise, authenticity and beauty. A beauty that transcends time.

Following her dazzling success in the movie Mank – for which she was nominated as Best Supporting Actress at both the Golden Globes and Oscars – Amanda Seyfried has again been in the spotlight, for a specially commissioned photo shoot with Jaeger-LeCoultre. Celebrating the femininity, the photos also mark 90 years since the Reverso was born.

For this photo shoot, Jaeger-LeCoultre collaborated with Alique, a Dutch-born and New York-based photographer and artist who is renowned for portraying women from her distinctively female point of view.

If I had to define the Reverso, I would say: timeless, innovative, pristine.

Amanda Seyfried.

In the new photographs, Amanda wears a pink gold Reverso One Duetto Moon from the current collection, styled with a pink gold bracelet and with a burgundy-red leather strap. The styling resonates perfectly with Amanda’s own take on contemporary femininity.

“I like watches to feel like they can be worn with a shirt or a dress and still fit in with my style,” she says. “The Reverso always hits that spot. It’s hard to believe how much detail and artistry can be etched into such a small case – and to have two faces work so seamlessly in one design is extraordinary. It echoes her ability to play many roles, to be inventive and use all the intricacies of her personality to bring out her talent and finesse. 

Discover the new Reverso One. The Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso One Duetto Moon is available at Jaeger LeCoultre Boutiques and selected stores worldwide.

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Reverso, happy anniversary

Ninety years after the birth of the Reverso, and 150 years after creating its first minute repeater, Jaeger-LeCoultre presents the new Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater.

This exquisite new timepiece unites two of the key themes that have defined our Grande Maison for much of its history: an exceptional expertise in chiming watches and the timeless story of the Reverso. Offering two dials with very different characters, this new timepiece is a true testament to the beauty of fine movement decoration and the exceptional level of craftsmanship that resides within the Manufacture.

Discover the new Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater. The Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater is available at Jager LeCoultre Boutiques and selected stores worldwide.

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Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix: the collection celebrates its third anniversary

In 2018, Vacheron Constantin embarked on a partnership with London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios bringing together their shared values of Excellence and Craftmanship.

The iconic Studio Two was chosen as the setting in which to unveil the Fiftysix collection, which has since been interpreted in several variations inspired by the Maison’s first water-resistant self-winding watch created in 1956. Its distinctive features: lugs shaped like a section of Vacheron Constantin’s Maltese cross symbol; a box-type sapphire crystal; a classic case measuring 40 mm in diameter; and a sophisticated sector-type dial.

Vacheron Constantin watches are available at Vacheron Constantin boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Vacheron Constantin.

Vacheron Constantin celebrating their 266th anniversary today

Founded on September 17, 1755, Vacheron Constantin is the oldest watchmaking manufacture in uninterrupted activity for more than 260 years. At no time in its history has it ever stopped creating, enhancing and reinventing itself. Backed by a strong heritage of passing watchmaking excellence and stylistic ingenuity down generations of master craftsmen, the company’s creations embody the exacting standards of Fine Watchmaking. A technical signature and distinctive look.

Vacheron Constantin watches are available at Vacheron Constantin boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Vacheron Constantin.

Absolutely contemporary

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s attention to detail and desire to always evolve and challenge oneself is what I relate to. I want to always learn as an actor from my past and then move forward with that perspective, which I think they’ve managed to do with their heritage.

Friend of the Maison and Actor Nicholas Hoult, sporting the Master Control Chronograph Calendar.

Discover the new Master Control Chronograph Calendar. The Jaeger LeCoultre Master Control Chronograph Calendar is available at Jager LeCoultre Boutiques and selected stores worldwide.

Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Bvlgari, a journey of limitless creativity

A journey of limitless creativity. Bvlgari, the iconic Italian Jeweler of Time unveils its limitless creativity at this year’s Geneva Watch Days with these stunning new timepiece designs, all representing an open invitation to travel.

Roman jeweler and watchmaker Bulgari has long been known for its high jewelry and for its command of watchmaking. Now, in its newest watch collection, Divina Mosaica, the brand brings its expertise from both worlds together in a motif inspired by ancient Roman mosaic work. In fact, the brand’s designers journeyed back to the Baths of Caracalla when creating this series.

The ancient Roman public baths were built between AD 216 and AD 235 and were used for about 300 years before falling into ruin, but they have long served as inspiration for other buildings and art works, including Pennsylvania Station in New York and the Farnese Bull. Now, the fan-shaped mosaic floors of the baths are the muse for the Divina Mosaica watches – a series of three high-jeweled masterpieces. Using the round Diva case with fluted lugs, the Divina watches are a mesmerizing mosaic of diamonds and gemstones.

Bvlgari Divina Mosaica Minute Repeater

The highlight of the collection is an all-diamond version that features multiple cuts of diamonds meticulously set on the dial to form a fan motif, on the case, case sides, lugs and more. The watch is powered by a mechanical hand-wound movement that includes a minute repeater function.

From the case side at 7:00, a diamond-set fan-shaped charm is the activator for the repeater. When pulled, the watch chimes the hours, the quarter hours and the minutes past the quarter hour in beautiful harmony using two hammers and a gong. The complex caliber inside this watch is the world’s thinnest repeater movement. 

The 37mm 18-karat white gold Divina Mosaica Minute Repeater is entirely set with brilliant- and baguette-cut diamonds set in a mosaic pattern. Exactly 689 diamonds weighing 11.6 carats grace this timepiece. Each stone is individually set by hand, requiring hundreds of hours of craftsmanship. The watch is finished with a blue cabochon-cut sapphire for the crown and a blue alligator strap. 

The other two versions bring vivid color to the forefront. Each of the two 37mm color gemstone versions house the mechanical self-winding Manufacture movement, Caliber BVL 191 that offers hours and minutes.

Bvlgari Divina Mosaica Tsavorite

The Divina Mosaica Tsavorite watch is powered by an in-house-made self-winding movement, and is crafted in 18-karat white gold and is set with 282 brilliant-cud diamonds on the dial and the lugs, and with 262 tsavorites. The lugs and the case are set with matching-hued baguette-cut tsavorites, while the fan motif on the dial uses gradient tones of green tsavorite to form the pattern. The watch is finished with a green tsavorite cabochon-cut crown and green alligator strap.

Bvlgari Divina Mosaica Pink Sapphire

The Divina Mosaica Pink Sapphire watch is crafted in 18-karat rose gold and features a bezel set with baguette-cut pink sapphires. The bracelet lugs are set with brilliant-cut diamonds and edged with baguette-cut pink sapphires. The fan motif on the dial is created using a mix of different pink sapphire hues and diamonds. In total, the watch is set with 282 diamonds weighing 2.16 carats and 261 pink sapphires weighing 12.7 carats. It is finished with a purple alligator strap with a rose gold folding clasp that is also set with baguette-cut pink sapphires. 

Bvlgari Divas’Dream

Relive the Dolce Vita. In the more everyday quartz-powered Divas’ Dream collection, the fan motif moves from the dial to the bracelet, making room for beautiful gemstone dials. The bracelet alternates 18K rose gold and diamond-set fan-shaped links, the effect of which adds depth and dimension while maintaining serene opulence.

The Divas’ Dream also takes inspiration from the Roman Baths of Caracalla, just like the Divina Mosaica, utilizing the same fan theme. This collection features two 33m rose gold watches set with brilliant-cut diamonds on the bezel, dial, and bracelet. In total, watch has 433 diamonds, weighing approximately 2.9 carats, and is water-resistant up to 30 meters. The fundamental difference between the two watches comes down to the stone dials.

Bvlgari Divas’Dream

There are two gemstone dials available – one lapis lazuli (ref. 103574), one malachite (ref. 103521) – highlighting the Bvlgari logo and sitting atop a B043 calibre movement. The green dial wonderfully compliments the warm tones of the rose fold. The horizontal striations of the natural malachite pattern also work in harmony with the rest of the design. Obviously, this pattern is a natural formation, so it will vary from dial to dial.

Bvlgari Divas’Dream

The second model features a blue dial made of lapis lazuli. In my opinion, the vivid blue hue doesn’t work as well with the rose gold case; it’d possibly look better in a yellow gold or white gold case. The natural pattern of the lapis lazuli is not as visually appealing as that of the malachite, and it seems a bit ‘flat’ in comparison. I’m sure some will disagree with me, but that’s fine. Art is supposed to be subjective.

Bvlgari Octo

And the Octo saga embraces travel with the innovative Octo Roma WorldTimer and unique Octo Roma Central Tourbillon Papillon.

Bvlgari Octo Roma Worldtimer

The Octo Roma Worldtimer features an actual worldtimer complication meaning the user can instantly read the time in all 24 cities indicated on the dial. If you’re sitting in your house in London, and you want to know the time in Sydney and Anchorage simultaneously, this watch has you covered! Powering these attractive timepieces is an all-new integrated movement, the BVL257, designed and developed by the Manufacture in-house in Le Sentier.

Bvlgari Octo Roma Worldtimer

You may also notice that some of the cities/locations on the dial are not the standard locations you might be used to. For example, Bvlgari chose to represent the Caribbean not by St. Barts instead of the usual Bermuda (sorry Bermuda) as the watchmaker believes it embodies the heart of luxury in the region. Bvlgari also highlighted certain cities where it has a hotel or plans to open one.

The 41mm Bvlgari Octo Roma Worldtimer is available in satin-brushed and polished stainless steel and matching bracelet or in a DLC coated black steel with sandblasted surfaces and a black rubber strap. 

Bvlgari Octo Roma Central Tourbillon Papillon

The Octo Roma Central Tourbillon Papillon is a fascinating timepiece. It eschews the standard method of displaying and reading time in favor of a retrograde minute scale on the lower half of the dial and a jump hour display at 12 o’clock. As one of the Papillon minute ‘hands’ starts to move from 0 to 60, it rotates to an active position, interacting directly with the scale around the periphery of the dial. When the other Papillon ‘hand’ exits the scale at the 60 mark, it rotates to a retracted position and ceases to interact. It’s kind of hard to explain as it’s a very visual display, so take a look at the image, and you should see what I’m talking about.

Despite the stunning central tourbillon, the beautiful simplicity of the patented Papillon device is the star of the show for me. According to Bvlgari, the sophisticated Paillon mechanism consumes less power than a traditional minutes display. This, of course, has a positive knock-on effect on the overall power reserve, allowing for 60 hours of power once fully charged. A handy power reserve indicator is visible through the case back.

The hand-wound Calibre BVL 332 drives the Octo Roma Central Tourbillon Papillon. It is entirely designed and assembled in-house by Bvlgari’s team of master watchmakers. It’s a gorgeous movement, and the black and gold bridges and parts perfectly complement the 41mm rose gold Octo Roma case. Again, at the time of writing, no pricing information is available. Still, I’d expect it to be on the higher side of things.

Bvlgari watches for men and women are available at Bvlgari Boutiques and selected stores worldworde. Come in the beautiful and timeless world of Bvlgari.

Absolutely dazzling

Swiss watchmaker Jaeger LeCoultre is introducing the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Moon Lazura, a new glittering interpretation featuring a precious dial made of lapis lazuli set with brilliant cut diamonds and a mother-of-pearl moon complication at the center.

Set on the edge of the dial, a hand-polished golden star – emblem of the Rendez-Vous collection – marks the time of a special appointment. The new addition to the Rendez-Vous collection unites the codes of fine watchmaking and high jewellery in an exquisite ode to the romance of the night sky.

Discover the new Rendez-Vous Dazzling Moon Lazura. The Jaeger LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Dazzling Moon Lazura is available at Jager LeCoultre Boutiques and selected stores worldwide.

Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Vacheron Constantin: an unbreakable link between the past and the present.

An unbreakable link between the past and the present. It all started in 1755 and yet… Today, Vacheron Constantin still offers today the possibility of restoring all its watches and thus maintaining these rare and precious pieces in the best condition. Whether aesthetic or functional, restoration is a real challenge guided by the desire to preserve as much as possible the original characteristics of a timepiece.

Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Vacheron Constantin.

Watchonista introduces the watch magazine you can’t buy

Today, Watchonista is proud to announce the upcoming launch of Watchonista: Volume 01 on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. It represents the online magazine’s first official foray into the world of print.

This exclusive biannual magazine won’t be sold in bookstores or anywhere else, for that matter, including on Watchonista.com because Watchonista Magazine Volume 01 is not for sale. Following the official launch party at Couture on August 25, the only way to obtain a copy of Watchonista: Volume 01 will be via the “Find The Magazine” button on Watchonista’s homepage to locate the nearest retailer or brand boutique with the magazine. Volume 01 will also be selectively distributed to friends of Watchonista around the globe.

The inaugural issue of Watchonista’s print magazine will run 120 pages long and cover a wide range of topics, including watches, collector experiences, interviews, gift guides, and special event coverage, to name a few. Moreover, with Watchonista: Volume 01, ninety-nine percent of the images and one hundred percent of the text included in the issue were produced by Watchonista.

Thanks to the hard work of the Team and the massive growth of our company, I’m thrilled to bring Watchonista’s magazine to market. This exclusive concept will bring the best of our content to life via a best-in-class magazine. Plus, the introduction of The Lounge by Watchonista will allow us to present other passions that we, as Watchonistas, care deeply about. Happy Reading!

Marco Gabella, Chairman, Watchonista

Founded in Switzerland in 2009, Watchonista has always had the core mission of producing the best content and stories that watch enthusiasts and collectors want to read. For over a decade, Watchonista’s readers and followers have embraced their content, be it through Watchonista.com or social media channels. And in recent years, the breadth, depth, and quality of content have improved drastically without having to sell a single watch on their website.

Since day one, their motto has been simple: “We are not a selling platform.” And that motto continues to this day with the introduction of Watchonista Volume 01 – ‘The Watch Magazine You Can’t Buy’.

How to find the magazine

Starting Wednesday, August 25, visitors to Watchonista.com can click on ‘Find The Magazine’ to locate their nearest participating brand or retailer boutique. At launch, Watchonista: Volume 01 will be available at all of Omega’s US boutiques, Wempe Fifth Avenue, Watches of Switzerland, Mayors, Topper Jewelers, and more. Additional points of distribution will be added in the coming weeks following the launch.

For more information on Watchonista: Volume 01, please direct inquiries to: magazine@watchonista.com.
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New A. Lange & Söhne Hangzhou Boutique

At A. Lange & Söhne they are delighted to welcome watch enthusiasts at their new boutique on the 1st floor of Hangzhou Tower Shopping Center, located in the core business area of Wulin Square in China.

The A. Lange & Söhne boutique in Hangzhou Tower grandly opened on July 31, 2021. The boutique uses new design elements to provide watch lovers with an extraordinary shopping experience. The boutique brings together five major Lange watch series, each of which demonstrates the beauty of traditional German watchmaking craftsmanship. The spirit of ‘never stop’ makes A. Lange & Söhne unique.

They kindly invite you to discover the subtle differences of their timepieces and guide you through their experience library with their timepiece experts. For the first time in China, it is possible to explore A. Lange & Söhne’s wall of parts, which is a new design element showing the different parts of the movement.

1 / F Block D, Hangzhou Tower, No. 258 Huangcheng North Road, Gongshu District
310006 Hangzhou
China

They look forward to sharing the history and spirit of the brand with you, please come to the A. Lange & Söhne boutique in Hangzhou Tower. The A. Lange & Söhne boutique is open seven days a week. Come into the beautiful and timeless wold of A. Lange & Söhne.