The TAG Heuer MERIDIIST represents the Swiss watchmaker’s entrance into the world of exclusive, high luxury communication devices.
The MERIDIIST is crafted from 316L stainless steel – the same material employed in the creation of TAG Heuer’s watches.
Featuring 430 individual components, and a virtually unscratchable sapphire crystal displays, the TAG Heuer MERIDIIST places a unique combination of style, functionality, and finely engineered sophistication in its owner’s palm.
Inspired by a sensual and exquisitely feminine couture style, Piaget dares to go for a “sexy “look with creations echoing the lacing on corsets that are tied and untied with voluptuous delight. In an ultra-chic interpretation of wild Parisian nights, a ruby and pink sapphire necklace imitates untied ribbons hanging nonchalantly along a plunging neckline.
In the same glamorous spirit, Piaget introduces a fabulous cuff watch, a recurrent and emblematic object in the brand’s history.
Entirely paved with diamonds, this watch literally wraps the wrist in light, evoking a luxurious corset delicately laced by a ribbon of square-cut diamonds, and also comes in a version with a colourful satin ribbon.
SPECIFICATIONS: 18-carat white gold cuff-watch with case, dial and bracelet paved with 1576 brilliant-cut diamonds (85.8 cts) and 83 baguette-cut diamonds (7.4 cts) Piaget 56P quartz movement
Breguet unveiled its new Regal Haute Joaillerie collection at Baselworld 2008, which includes numerous examples of drop dead gorgeous high jewelry and watches.
Nicolas Rieussec is of course the noted and lauded inventor of the chronograph mechanism, with the actual writing of time via ink on the dial.
Today, the chronograph in a wristwatch of course uses hands, subdials, rotating discs, retrograde displays and others to display elapsed time.
For its part, Montblanc introduces a monopusher chronograph with an in-house movement to complement its haute horlogerie line and has obtained rights to use the name Nicolas Rieussec, hence the name of this piece.
The latest product to tie in to the Beijing Olympics coming up this august is the Voila Beijing Dream. The elaborated cage like design of the watch mimics the National Stadium (also called the Birds Nest) that will hold the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2008 Olympics.
The watch is available with a stainless steel or gold plated case with a strap of Chinese silk brocade. It comes set with .23 carats of diamonds or .72 carats and prices range from 1,490 to 2,190 euros.
Chopard introduces a new member of its highly successful Mille Miglia collection – the Mille Miglia GT XL GMT.
Together with the L.U.C series, Chopard has proven that its highly technical pieces for the men’s collection received as much acclaim as its bejeweled pieces for the softer gender.
The most recognizable feature of the Mille Miglia GT XL GMT is a sketch of the globe at the center of the dial, with a hollowed triangular red arrow to indicate the second time zone.