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Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016

Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016 in Palm Springs

Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016

The darlings of the fashion world gathered in Palm Springs, California, on Wednesday for the Louis Vuitton Cruise Collection 2015 sunset show.

And what a show it was: Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquière presented a playful, dramatic and yet sophisticated collection in which vintage glamour was given a modern edge.

The show opened with fluid maxi skirts and dresses and flowing blouses cut drastically across the midriff by large studded leather belts and buckles.

LV 2016 cruise collection

 

Leather paneling and zip details leant gravitas to the pretty floral or nautical fabric prints. Silhouettes were kept loose and materials luxe, with silk featuring heavily throughout.

The colors were intense and saturated, with quilted housecoats in plush reds and dreamy lilac tones thrown into the mix with bottle green motorbike jackets and a tangerine studded flared jumpsuit.

LV cruise 2016

 

Tailored trousers in taupes, whites and beiges added a classic sophistication to the look but were livened up with patchwork suede coats or sequined color-block jackets.

The real playfulness was in the detailing, from using studs to create shape for dresses and blouses to beaded fringing on tops and lots of zips.

Louis Vuitton 2016 cruise collection

Flower motif cut-outs on stiff leather dresses and ruffled collars also made an appearance.

Though the silhouettes were considered and balanced and the craftwork impeccable, this was a collection that underlined the joy of travel.

Louis Vuitton Spring 2015 Ad Campaign

French luxury brand Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière teamed up with Annie Leibovitz, Juergen Teller and Bruce Weber for a second eyecatching campaign titled ‘Series 2’.

First teased last week on the designer’s instagram feed, Louis Vuitton’s Series 2 follows in the footsteps of Series 1.

Annie Leibovitz for Louis Vuitton Series 2

Annie Leibovitz, Juergen Teller and Bruce Weber took on the task again, and explored Ghesquière’s new Spring/Summer 2015 collection for the brand, each one adapting their signature style to the task.

Leibovitz photographed fashion A-lister Freja Beha Erichsen from three buildings currently under construction on the edge of Central Park, while Bruce Weber shot Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly in Miami, and also shot a video of the Hollywood star.

Bruce Weber for Louis Vuitton Series 2

Meanwhile, Juergen Teller worked with a host of emerging runway and editorial talent in a Parisian townhouse.

Juergen Teller for Louis Vuitton Series 2

Jean Campbell, Rianne Von Rompaey, Daphne Simons and Marte Mei van Haaster appear in the black paneled room in the ready-to-wear and accessories.

Louis Vuitton Series 2

All the images will break in February 2015 issues of magazines around the globe.

Jennifer Connelly Louis Vuitton campaign

New Louis Vuitton campaign stars Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly Louis Vuitton campaign

Nicolas Ghesquière has unveiled the Spring/Summer 2015 Louis Vuitton campaign on his Instagram account.

The French brand has teamed up with Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber, and Juergen Teller for a second successive season of advertising images.

LOUIS VUITTON: ONE CAMPAIGN, THREE PHOTOGRAPHERS

Freja Beha Erichsen Louis Vuitton campaign

The new pictures, which were released by Ghesquière over the weekend and Monday morning via his Instagram account, are the first taste of a full campaign set to arrive early next year.

Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Connelly and Danish model and fashion muse Freja Beha Erichsen are the two models who have been revealed in the three images, with an additional focus on one of the new collection’s bags, which was highlighted by Teller.

Louis Vuitton Spring 2015 campaign

Leibovitz’s shot of Erichsen shows the model captured up high, overlooking NYC’s Central Park, while Weber snapped Connelly in his trademark black-and-white style standing on pebbles in front of a stark white wall.

 

Louis Vuitton Inaugurates New La Fabrique du Temps Facility in Meyrin

Louis Vuitton Inaugurates La Fabrique Du Temps 4Last Tuesday, Louis Vuitton inaugurated its La Fabrique du Temps watchmaking facility in Meyrin, Geneva, bringing for the first time all its watchmaking capabilities under one roof. In attendance was Hamdi Chatti, vice-president of watches and jewellery at Louis Vuitton, Monique Boget, mayor of Meyrin, and Pierre Maudet, vice president of the State Council Department of Security, Police and Economy of Geneva.Despite being a relative newcomer to watchmaking (Louis Vuitton’s first watch was the Tambour released in 2002), the maison has made great inroads into the field. The current range of timepieces Louis Vuitton current offers includes high complications such as minute repeaters and mystery watches, to mid complications like worldtimers, down to simple three hand quartz watches.Louis Vuitton Inaugurates La Fabrique Du Temps 3According to Benoit-Louis Vuitton, head of high watchmaking sales, Louis Vuitton will continue to offer a range of watches for all its customers, instead of focusing solely on “fine watchmaking” with its new capabilities. In addition to that, he stressed that the maison will maintain its focus on watches with complications related to travel, which is integral to the brand’s DNA. Lastly, he also hinted that the new facility at Meyrin will allow Louis Vuitton to obtain the Poinçon de Genève for its watches, which we will likely see unveiled at BaselWorld next year. Again, however, this will not be a focus for the brand, given its holistic approach to offering a range of products.Louis Vuitton Inaugurates La Fabrique Du Temps 5

Louis Vuitton Cindy Sherman trunk

Louis Vuitton campaign shot by Karl Lagerfeld unveiled

Louis Vuitton Cindy Sherman trunk

Louis Vuitton has unveiled the ad campaign for its collaboration with six of the most creative talents working in art, design, architecture and fashion.

The new  campaign was shot by Karl Lagerfeld, and features top models Australian Julia Nobis and Dane Freja Beha Erichsen.

Louis Vuitton Christian Louboutin bag

Shoe designer  has added his signature metallic studs and red lacquered leather to his effort, while Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garçons) has taken a typically considered approach to her tote design, cutting holes in the side of the bag.

Louis Vuitton Rei Kawakubo bag

Artist Cindy Sherman worked on a traveling trunk ‘studio on the move’ with a built in make-up mirror and a camera bag, while architect  kept things simple with a small twisted box bag.

Louis Vuitton Frank Gehry bag

Not willing to be outshone in the creativity stakes,  himself got combative with his design, turning the classic leather monogram into a pair of boxing gloves and a punchbag-shaped bucket bag.

Louis Vuitton Karl Lagerfeld boxing gloves

To round out the project, Aussie designer  created a backpack, and the new Apple employee got colorful with his shearling and monogram designs.

Louis Vuitton Marc Newson backpack

Vuitton has built a minisite with plenty of exclusive content, but you’ll have to contact the brand directly to get your hands on the exclusive pieces.

Fondation Louis Vuitton

Fondation Louis Vuitton almost ready for grand opening

Paris’s brand-new Fondation Louis Vuitton is almost ready for its public debut. Designed by , the striking glass building has been designed for the exploration of “artistic creation in all its forms.”

Located at the Jardin d’Acclimatation in the city’s picturesque Bois de Boulogne area, the building will house a permanent collection made up of works belonging to the collection of Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH.

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Fondation Louis Vuitton

It will also host two temporary exhibitions per month, in addition to musical events.

Set to open to the public at the end of this month with an “Inaugural Weekend Event,” the Fondation will host an artistic program to unfold in three stages between October 2014 and July 2015, with each stage including a temporary exhibition and a presentation of the collection.

Louis Vuitton Fondation

The first stage will run through December 2014, featuring an exhibition on the architecture of Frank Gehry for the Fondation Louis Vuitton and the presentation of certain works from the permanent collection, in addition to musical events from Lang Lang and Kraftwerk.

Louis Vuitton Fondation

The Fondation Louis Vuitton will open to the public on October 27 following an Inaugural Weekend from Friday, October 24 to Sunday, October 26. Free tickets for the inaugural weekend are available upon reservation.

More information: www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr/en.html

Louis Vuitton Fondation paris

LV fall 2014 handbag campaign

Michelle Williams fronts new Louis Vuitton campaign

LV fall 2014 handbag campaign

Michelle Williams fronts the French luxury label’s fall 2014 handbag campaign, marking her third season as a campaign star for the brand.

Peter Lindbergh’s portraits show the actress carrying two emblematic Louis Vuitton bags, the Capucines and Lockit models in a variety of shades, and wearing the brand’s Emprise watch in a separate visual.

Louis Vuitton fall 2014 handbag ad campaign

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For the first time, Williams is also dressed in clothes from the brand’s new creative director Nicolas Ghesquière, and was styled by Carine Roitfeld.

Louis Vuitton fall 2014 handbag campaign

The images will break in the October 2014 issues of magazines worldwide and sit alongside the brand’s full Fall/Winter 2014 ready-to-wear campaign shot by Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz, and Juergen Teller.

LV fall 2014 handbag ad campaign

louis vuitton crocodile lady bag

Louis Vuitton To Sell $54,500 Crocodile Purse

louis vuitton crocodile lady bag

One of the first bags Ghesquiere designed for Louis Vuitton – the Crocodile Lady Bag PM — was just released at a starting price point of $54,500.

According to Purse Blog, the bag includes two finishes of crocodile and measures slightly over a foot wide at its largest point.

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In contrary to most the French couturier’s collection, the Croc bag does not feature its signature LV monogram splashed all over.

There’s no word on how many of these bags will be made, but it’s likely to be an extremely limited piece.

Louis Vuitton at Dover Street Market

Louis Vuitton pops up at Dover Street Market

Louis Vuitton at Dover Street Market

French fashion house,  is opening a pop-up space within the Dover Street Market for fashion week in the British capital.

The pop-up store will feature items from the Fall-Winter 2014-15 collection, which is the first designed by Nicolas Ghesquière for the brand.

In addition to apparel, shoppers will find jewelry, shoes, bags and sunglasses seen on the runways.

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The boutique will run for two months until 14 October and Louis Vuitton will also stage a takeover of Dover Street Market’s corner window from 1-15 September, both coinciding with London Fashion Week and also DSM’s tenth anniversary celebrations taking place over the course of the month.

DON’T MISS: LOUIS VUITTON OPENS POP-UP STORE IN CANNES

Spaces dedicated to the same collection will also be opened in the Dover Street Markets in New York and Tokyo.

Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2014 Campaign

Louis Vuitton: one campaign, three photographers

Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2014 Campaign

Titled ‘Series 1’, the first  advertising campaign to feature Nicolas Ghesquière’s ready-to-wear collection was shot by Annie Leibovitz and features French icon Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Louis Vuitton FW 2014 Campaign

The rest of the campaign, for Fall/Winter 2014-15, was photographed by two more of the biggest names in the business: Bruce Weber and Juergen Teller.

Louis Vuitton Fall 2014 Freja Beha

“It’s a way to bring together an artistic family which I feel close to,” explained Nicolas Ghesquière of the three photographers’ distinct styles.

LV Fall 2014 Jean Campbell

Best known as an actress and singer, Charlotte Gainsbourg appears in the full campaign alongside Ethiopian supermodel Liya Kebede, Danish model Freja Beha Erichsen, and emerging British star Jean Campbell.

Louis Vuitton FW 2014 Campaign by Bruce Weber

A video shot on the set of the campaign (soundtracked by Gainsbourg’s own song “Master’s Hands”) can be seen below:

Louis Vuitton FW 2014 Handbag Campaign

LV trophy case

Louis Vuitton Designs World Cup Trophy Case

LV trophy case

Louis Vuitton’s handiwork will be broadcast around the world when the World Cup trophy is taken out of its bespoke monogram case and presented to the winning captain following the final of the global football bonanza.

It will be the second time the Louis Vuitton case has been used, following on from the 2010 finals in South Africa. Commissioned that year by FIFA, the case was handmade in the brand’s Asnières, France workshops and was custom-designed to fit the 36cm high, solid gold and malachite trophy.

louis vuitton naomi campbell

As with all Louis Vuitton trunks, the case is covered in the classic monogram canvas, with a brass lock and reinforced brass corners.

Previous special commissions include a portable tea service for the Maharaja of Baroda as well as the case for the silver ewer of the America’s Cup, the world’s oldest sporting trophy, which dates back to 1851.

Louis Vuitton The Icon and The Iconoclasts

Celebrity designers rework the iconic LV monogram

Louis Vuitton The Icon and The Iconoclasts

Six of the world’s hottest creative talents have reimagined the French brand’s monogram in a new project titled ‘The Icon and The Iconoclasts’.

The Icon And The Iconoclasts is a special project instigated by  to celebrate the iconic Monogram, first created in 1896 by the eponymous founder’s son Georges Vuitton.

Footwear legend Christian Louboutin, artist Cindy Sherman, architect Frank Gehry, Chanel and Fendi creative director Karl Lagerfeld, designer Marc Newson and Comme des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo were brought together by the brand for the project.

The sextet have been given carte blanche to create new bags and accessories using and reimagining the famous monogram print.

It was Delphine Arnault, Executive VP of Louis Vuitton, and the brand’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière who first dreamed up the idea:

“When we talked with Nicolas Ghesquière about the extraordinary talents we would like to approach we simply went to those who are among the best in their fields,” says Delphine Arnault, explaining her choice of the talents.

“We were interested in people who work with their minds and their hands. I thought it was so interesting – and fun! – to have all of these different points of view on the Monogram. It is inspiring to see how they envision things, to see their perspectives. This is a group of geniuses.”

The limited edition pieces will appear for sale in selected Louis Vuitton stores around the globe from mid-October this year, with a launch event set to take place in New York City on November 7.

Monaco Prince Palace panorama

Louis Vuitton to show resort collection in Monaco

Monaco Prince Palace

The luxury fashion house has just announced that it will show its first ever runway show for its cruise collection in Monaco next week.

Hosted by Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco at the Prince’s Palace on May 17, this will be the second runway show for new  creative director Nicolas Ghesqiuère, and the first time the brand has shown resort on the catwalk.

The Louis Vuitton cruise fashion show will broadcast live on May 17 at 19h on louisvuitton.com.

Michelle Williams Louis Vuitton Lockit bag

Michelle Williams returns in new Louis Vuitton campaign

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton 2014

Michelle Williams has returned for a new campaign with the French luxury brand, showing off Louis Vuitton’s latest bags and luggage.

In the new adverts, 33-year-old Williams shows off the Lockit, Capucines, and Alma bags, all representing “three different facets of femininity.”

Michelle Williams Louis Vuitton Lockit bag

The Lockit is a reinterpretation of a 1950s design, with Williams posing as a classic ‘Parisienne,’ in a series of nonchalant looks. The ladylike Capucines gets a more serious treatment, while the Alma’s colorful mix of Epi leathers are showcased with the actress goofing around on a pile of Vuitton trunks.

Michelle Williams Louis Vuitton Lockit bag Magnolia

Once again shot by Peter Lindbergh and styled by the legendary Carine Roitfeld, Louis Vuitton has certainly pulled out all the stops. Hair duties were taken care of by Sam McKnight and makeup by Stéphane Marais.

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton Spring 2014

The Spirit of Travel campaign Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton “Spirit of Travel” Ad Campaign

The Spirit of Travel campaign Louis Vuitton

Luxury giant Louis Vuitton revealed the first images of its Spring/Summer 2014 advertising campaign, set in South Africa.

The Spirit of Travel campaign Louis Vuitton

The new “Spirit of Travel” campaign was shot by fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh and celebrates the French house’s travel heritage.

The Spirit of Travel campaign Louis Vuitton

The ads star Karen Elson, Edie Campbell, a whole lot of Louis Vuitton bags, and a giraffe. A cheetah, lion cub, and a zebra also make appearances in the ads, which WWD reports were not manipulated.

The Spirit of Travel campaign Louis Vuitton

The campaign, styled by Carine Roitfeld, also spotlights Vuitton’s iconic monogram bagsSpeedy, Keepall and Neverfull – alongside 2 new styles.

The Spirit of Travel campaign Louis Vuitton The Spirit of Travel campaign Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton luggage for BMW i8

Louis Vuitton Create Custom Bags for BMW i8

Louis Vuitton has partnered up with BMW to debut a set of luggage pieces that match the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid.

Louis Vuitton luggage for BMW i8

The four-piece suitcase set is made entirely of lightweight, yet sturdy, carbon fiber, and is patterned to match the interior of the sports car perfectly.

bmw i8 interior louis vuitton luggage

Comprising two travel bags, a business case and a garment bag, each item has a carbon black finish, dyed, natural leather handles and comes complete with Louis Vuitton’s unmistakable checkered Damier pattern.

bmw i8 louis vuitton luggage trunk

Black and electric blue used in the microfibre lining take their cue from the trademark brand colours of the BMW i8 .

bmw i8 louis vuitton luggage

The Louis Vuitton luggage series will be available upon request in a selection of Louis Vuitton stores worldwide starting April 1, 2014.

Gisele Bundchen Louis Vuitton

The NN14 Bag by Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton has presented a new tribute to its former creative director Marc Jacobs with a new series of videos featuring some of his most famous muses, including Catherine Deneuve, Sofia Coppola and Gisele Bündchen.

After unveiling images from this tribute campaign last December, Louis Vuitton has released a series of videos featuring movie stars and supermodels posing in a minimalist décor with various variations of the famous Noé bag, either in alligator leather, in smooth leather adorned with crystals, sequins, or feathers, or in the famous monogram pattern. All of the stars speak about what the bag means to them and where they would like to go with it.

For this very special campaign, Catherine Deneuve, Gisele Bündchen, Caroline de Maigret, Edie Campbell, Sofia Coppola and Fan Bingbing worked with makeup artist Pat McGrath and hair stylist Guido Palau.

The eight photo portraits, shot by Steven Meisel, can be seen in the February issues of leading women’s fashion magazines.

After several years at Louis Vuitton, Jacobs stepped down from his position as creative director last October to focus on his own brand. The designer passed the torch to Nicolas Ghesquière.

Matthias Schoenaerts LV

Matthias Schoenaerts for Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton has released the first images of its Spring-Summer 2014 campaign featuring Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts, known primarily for his roles in “Bullhead” and “Rust and Bone.”

Matthias Schoenaerts LV

The Belgian actor, though clearly a heartthrob, has the kind of rugged good looks that are not typically associated with high-end luxury brands. So it’s no surprise that Louis Vuitton set the internet abuzz with its announcement that Matthias Schoenaerts has become its latest brand ambassador.

For its Spring-Summer 2014 campaign, the brand asked its “gentleman traveler” to pose in the great outdoors of the American Southwest, specifically in Page, Arizona at the edge of the Glen Canyon Dam.

Matthias Schoenaerts

Shot by photographer Mikael Jansson, the images show the actor in a stunning desert landscape, equipped with the Sirius and Cabas East/West bags from the Spring-Summer 2014 collection designed by Kim Jones. The entire campaign will be seen in magazines worldwide from this February.

Gisele Bundchen Louis Vuitton

Marc Jacobs’ all-star final Louis Vuitton campaign

Louis Vuitton has celebrated outgoing creative director Marc Jacobs‘s legacy with a stunning new campaign. Featuring a series of the American designer’s muses, the photos were shot by Steven Meisel with makeup by Pat McGrath and hair by Guido Palau.

Gisele Bundchen Louis Vuitton

The chosen women include actresses Catherine Deneuve and Fan Bingbing, director Sofia Coppola, and models Gisele Bündchen, Caroline de Maigret and Edie Campbell.

Edie Campbell Louis Vuitton

Edie Campbell was the winner of the 2013 British Fashion Award for ‘model of the year’, and was handpicked by Marc Jacobs to open the designer’s final show at Louis Vuitton, in which she wore a stunning black headdress with her body plastered in Stephen Sprouse’s famed graffiti imagery.

Catherine Deneuve Louis Vuitton

For the new campaign, the models were all photographed against simple backgrounds, designed to show off new seasonal variations of the iconic Noé bag with a range of feathered, monogrammed, alligator, crystal and sequined finishes.

The eight single-page portraits, will appear in the February 2014 issues of magazines worldwide.

Bling Ring: 8 Bracelet Watches

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Piaget Gouverneur Tourbillon
Go all the way with Piaget’s Gouverneur Tourbillon. Loved for its unique design that harmonises two shapes – round case with an oval dial – it is a worthy addition to the brand’s Black Tie collection. The ultra-thin calibre 642P mechanical movement runs within the timepiece. Bearing the Piaget crest above the flying tourbillon at 12 o’clock, this watch features a pointer-type moon phase which only requires a one-day correction once every 122 years. Generously adorned with baguette cut diamonds, this piece is a definitely a show stopper and a conversation starter.

 

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Patek Philippe Ref. 5980/1AR Nautilus Chronograph
Arguably the epitome of elegant sport watches Patek Philippe’s Nautilus is a horological icon with a cult following. Now available in a trendy bicolour option (stainless steel and rose gold), it is bound to reel in more fans. The Nautilus Chronograph has a gorgeous black-blue dial with the signature Nautilus horizontal embossed pattern that houses an integrated tone-on-tone monocounter, indicating elapsed minutes and hours, at six o’clock. This unconventionally sleek arrangement for the counters runs on the automatic calibre CH 28-520C. Its 18K rose gold hands and indexes are layered with luminescent coating, and the timepiece is fitted with a stainless steel and 18K rose gold bicolour bracelet, as well as a Nautilus fold-over clasp.

 

 Bracelet Watches 11

Roger Dubuis Excalibur 42 Chronograph
If technology and advanced craftsmanship existed during in medieval times, the knights of the round table would undoubtedly be donning the Roger Dubuis Excalibur 42 chronograph. Not only would it provide accurate timings for battles, thanks to its chronograph function, but the rest of the signature elements of the Excalibur series – the elongated Roman numerals, fluted bezel, and the triple horns that attach the bezel – give off the stately aura of knightly regalia. The timepiece houses the new chronograph calibre RD681 with a micro-rotor and power reserve of 52-hours. Comprising 280 components, the movement comes embellished with Côtes de Genève motif and bears the prestigious Poinçon de Genève.

 

 Bracelet Watches 13

Louis Vuitton Tambour eVolution
A distinctive rounded case body, eight-sided crown and side engraving of the 12 letters of Louis Vuitton are all signature elements of a Tambour timepiece. As LV introduces its new Tambour eVolution, we see the addition of some new rules to Tambour’s DNA. Like an eager neophyte, it asserts its presence with robust features and definitely more attitude. ‘Black MMC’, a durable metal matrix composite mainly utilised in the aerospace industry and Formula 1 arena, is used to create its bezel and the flat-edged insert with the monogram logo on its crown. Bid adieu (at least for now) to the eight-sided crown and side engraving as they are respectively replaced with an ergonomic screw-down crown with nine groves and a large ‘V’ at the case side. It comes in a 43mm steel case for the GMT three-hand model and 45mm pink gold case for the GMT Chronograph.

 

 Bracelet Watches 14

Bulgari Octo Steel
If there is one watch that oozes Italian sprezzatura, the Bulgari Octo Steel is it. With a distinctive and unique case shape – a mash up of an octagon and a circle – this timepiece carries a mix of eastern and western symbols representing balance, perfection and harmony. Beauty runs deep within the timepiece as its movement boasts a host of refined finishing and decorations including chamfered and polished edges as well as Côtes de Genève pattern on the bridges, and perlage finishing on the main plate. While this macho timepiece is busy turning heads, the automatic calibre BVL 193 ensures that this watch does not stop working for at least 50 hours on a full wind.

 

 Bracelet Watches 8

Longines Conquest Classic
Longines’s Conquest evokes the genteel world of race horses, jockeys and triumphs. Specially created as a tribute to chronographs produced in 1881 for race-goers and New York jockeys, this collection eloquently communicates class, elegance, and the spirit of horse racing with an uncommon refinement. Fitted with the Calibre L688, a self-winding movement specially produced by ETA for Longines, it hosts 12-hour, 30-minute and 60-seconds counters, and is backed by a 54-hour power reserve. This steel and rose gold model is accompanied with a matching bracelet, bringing out the essence of timeless beauty.

 

 Bracelet Watches 9

Oris Aquis Depth Gauge
Every diver needs a diving buddy, and one could do worse than with the reliable Oris Aquis Depth Gauge which tells you exactly how deep you have gone underwater. Engineered by applying the Boyle Mariotte Law – which demonstrates how the volume of gas changes according to pressure – this is also the first diver watch that allows water to flow into the timepiece – how cool is that! Its sapphire crystal case top is 50 per cent thicker than average watches and it features a channel, milled into the side in anti-clockwise direction. As one descends into the depths with this timepiece, water will flow through this channel via the 12 o’clock inlet, causing the trapped air to indicate how far south the diver has gone based on the water pressure of that depth. Needless to say, this device could well save your life underwater, warning you not to get too carried away as you explore the deep blue.

 

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Raymond Weil Maestro Phase De Lune
The Raymond Weil Maestro Phase De Lune demonstrates an intriguing interplay of the old and the new. While its exudes classicism with slender appliquéd Roman indices and a discreet 39.5mm round steel case with matching polished bracelet, it throws us a curveball with a contemporary grey dial and a sophisticated automatic movement with a moon phase complication – a first for the Swiss marquee. The RW4500 movement deserves special mention as it is incredibly easy to use for a moon phase calibre. When it comes to setting the phase of the moon on this watch, there’s no need to fuss with pins or special tools. Instead, Raymond Weil has thoughtfully incorporated two pushers between each set of the lugs to make adjustments a cinch. Remarkably, the pushers are flushed with the polished case so they do not disrupt the clean lines of the timepiece.