@
Breguet and historic famous women
227

Breguet and historic famous women

Jewelry A symbol of elegance and technical precision, Breguet timepieces have been winning over powerful and famous admirers since the end of the eighteenth century.   Probably the first keen fan of Breguet, Queen Marie-Antoinette wore some of thewatchmaker’s most beautiful watches, such as the self-winding models, right from the beginning of her reign, and showcased their excellence to the courts of Europe. Breguet, it is said, created the famous no. 160 watch for her, the so-called “Marie-Antoinette”; it remained the most complicated watch in the history of watchmaking for a long time. In 2008, Breguet completed an identical reproduction of the once lost original design, which was found again in 2007. In another tribute to its distinguished ambassador, in 2008 as well, Breguet restored the Petit Trianon in Versailles that was so loved by the ruler – a patronage of exceptional scale. Reigns may come and go, but the infatuation with Breguet timepieces endures. They were acquired by several women from Napoléon Bonaparte’s entourage. His first wife, the Empress Joséphine, bought the no. 611 tact watch, which she later gave, inlaid with the letter “H” in diamonds, to her daughter Hortense, the Queen of Holland. His second wife, Marie- Louise of Austria, bought herself a little medallion watch. Upright and loyal, the sovereign exercised a particularly enlightened reign over Parma, with a strong interest in the status of women. Breguet timepieces also caught the attention of the Emperor’s sisters, including ElisaBonaparte, Grand Duchess of Tuscany. Armed with a keen intelligence and a passion for the best of the best, his youngest sister, Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples, commissioned a watch from Abraham-Louis Breguet that was highly original because it came on a bracelet. It was the first watch designed from the outset to be worn on the wrist.   In 1817, Breguet delivered a quarter-repeating watch, the no. 3023, to the Duchess of Wellington. The model is exhibited at the Louvre Museum and its elegant simplicity reflects the characteristic neoclassical style of the watchmaker. In the years from 1820 to 1830, several sovereigns bought Breguet timepieces, take for example Alexandra Feodorovna, Empress of Russia, or Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, Queen of Spain. In 1831, the latter purchased a travel clock, characteristic of Breguet’s neo-classical creations. Victoria, Queen of England and Empress of India, whose reign lasted more than 60 years, features amongsome of the watchmaker’s most illustrious clients. In the twentieth century, Breguet’s designs were still in demand among countless famouswomen. One of them was Anna Gould, Duchess of Talleyrand, founder of rescue centers for the wounded in the First World War and a figure of prominence throughout Paris, who bought a silver neo-Gothic-style clock.   Today, a number of timepieces acquired by these rulers and famous personalities arepreserved in some of the world’s most acclaimed museums, including the Louvre Museum, the British Museum, several Swiss museums, and, of course, the Breguet Museum in Paris. A symbol of elegance and technical precision, Breguet timepieces have been winning over powerful and famous admirers since the end of the eighteenth century.   Probably the first keen fan of Breguet, Queen Marie-Antoinette wore some of thewatchmaker’s most beautiful watches, such as the self-winding models, right from the beginning of her reign, and showcased their excellence to the courts of Europe. Breguet, it is said, created the famous no. 160 watch for her, the so-called “Marie-Antoinette”; it remained the most complicated watch in the history of watchmaking for a long time. In 2008, Breguet completed an identical reproduction of the once lost original design, which was found again in 2007. In another tribute to its distinguished ambassador, in 2008 as well, Breguet restored the Petit Trianon in Versailles that was so loved by the ruler – a patronage of exceptional scale. Reigns may come and go, but the infatuation with Breguet timepieces endures. They were acquired by several women from Napoléon Bonaparte’s entourage. His first wife, the Empress Joséphine, bought the no. 611 tact watch, which she later gave, inlaid with the letter “H” in diamonds, to her daughter Hortense, the Queen of Holland. His second wife, Marie- Louise of Austria, bought herself a little medallion watch. Upright and loyal, the sovereign exercised a particularly enlightened reign over Parma, with a strong interest in the status of women. Breguet timepieces also caught the attention of the Emperor’s sisters, including ElisaBonaparte, Grand Duchess of Tuscany. Armed with a keen intelligence and a passion for the best of the best, his youngest sister, Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples, commissioned a watch from Abraham-Louis Breguet that was highly original because it came on a bracelet. It was the first watch designed from the outset to be worn on the wrist.   In 1817, Breguet delivered a quarter-repeating watch, the no. 3023, to the Duchess of Wellington. The model is exhibited at the Louvre Museum and its elegant simplicity reflects the characteristic neoclassical style of the watchmaker. In the years from 1820 to 1830, several sovereigns bought Breguet timepieces, take for example Alexandra Feodorovna, Empress of Russia, or Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, Queen of Spain. In 1831, the latter purchased a travel clock, characteristic of Breguet’s neo-classical creations. Victoria, Queen of England and Empress of India, whose reign lasted more than 60 years, features amongsome of the watchmaker’s most illustrious clients. In the twentieth century, Breguet’s designs were still in demand among countless famouswomen. One of them was Anna Gould, Duchess of Talleyrand, founder of rescue centers for the wounded in the First World War and a figure of prominence throughout Paris, who bought a silver neo-Gothic-style clock.   Today, a number of timepieces acquired by these rulers and famous personalities arepreserved in some of the world’s most acclaimed museums, including the Louvre Museum, the British Museum, several Swiss museums, and, of course, the Breguet Museum in Paris.

My Twin Collection by Messika
192

My Twin Collection by Messika

Jewelry Kate Moss, Sylvia Hoeks, Joan Smalls... For her next campaign,Valérie Messika has chosen to cast three contemporary icons that break the codes of Parisian jewelry.   “I wanted to create a trio of girls, a gang that would represent women in their diversity and each of whom, whatever their age, would embody a type of beauty“, says Valérie Messika.     “Kate Moss has always been my muse, she is a Legend of fashion and a rock n’ roll icon. Kate is above all a free woman. As for Dutch actress Sylvia Hoeks, she seduced me with her personality and her character. Finally, I chose Joan Smalls for her spectacular physique. She gives off a very contemporary glamour.     Beyond jewelry, this trio has an attitude. They are strong women who breathe their own style into jewelry. They in uence diamonds and not the other way around. This is, in fact, the main characteristic of Messika’s jewelry.” Created by Mert & Marcus, this campaign infuses crazy energy into the Messika collections : the energy of diamonds. This new chapter is dedicated to My Twin collection - a perfect alliance of the elegant emerald cut and the curved pear cut.     With Kate Moss and Sylvia Hoeks, Messika celebrates the perfect union between the pear, emerald and oval cuts of the My Twin collection. As our muses, they add a nishing touch to these iconic pieces for a striking yet delicate result. Messika’s renown My Twin collection, suggests a new way of sealing one’s love, via the unexpected union of different cut diamonds. The different stones sit in contrast and harmony with each other. The pear cut diamond, which is both sensual and dazzling, marries with the emerald cut, which is more stylised and hypnotic, or even the oval cut, which is sweet and gentle. In the paired version, My Twin reinterprets the classic Toi & Moi iIn an architectural way where the emerald and pear stones are drawn to each other. In the trio style, Valerie Messika combines three cuts of diamonds and pays tribute to her favourite number. She takes it a step further by imagining an union where the juxtaposed diamonds celebrate endless love. My Twin proposes modern and elegant jewelleries that are engaged in a dance of light.   Explore the collection on Messika.com Kate Moss, Sylvia Hoeks, Joan Smalls... For her next campaign,Valérie Messika has chosen to cast three contemporary icons that break the codes of Parisian jewelry.   “I wanted to create a trio of girls, a gang that would represent women in their diversity and each of whom, whatever their age, would embody a type of beauty“, says Valérie Messika.     “Kate Moss has always been my muse, she is a Legend of fashion and a rock n’ roll icon. Kate is above all a free woman. As for Dutch actress Sylvia Hoeks, she seduced me with her personality and her character. Finally, I chose Joan Smalls for her spectacular physique. She gives off a very contemporary glamour.     Beyond jewelry, this trio has an attitude. They are strong women who breathe their own style into jewelry. They in uence diamonds and not the other way around. This is, in fact, the main characteristic of Messika’s jewelry.” Created by Mert & Marcus, this campaign infuses crazy energy into the Messika collections : the energy of diamonds. This new chapter is dedicated to My Twin collection - a perfect alliance of the elegant emerald cut and the curved pear cut.     With Kate Moss and Sylvia Hoeks, Messika celebrates the perfect union between the pear, emerald and oval cuts of the My Twin collection. As our muses, they add a nishing touch to these iconic pieces for a striking yet delicate result. Messika’s renown My Twin collection, suggests a new way of sealing one’s love, via the unexpected union of different cut diamonds. The different stones sit in contrast and harmony with each other. The pear cut diamond, which is both sensual and dazzling, marries with the emerald cut, which is more stylised and hypnotic, or even the oval cut, which is sweet and gentle. In the paired version, My Twin reinterprets the classic Toi & Moi iIn an architectural way where the emerald and pear stones are drawn to each other. In the trio style, Valerie Messika combines three cuts of diamonds and pays tribute to her favourite number. She takes it a step further by imagining an union where the juxtaposed diamonds celebrate endless love. My Twin proposes modern and elegant jewelleries that are engaged in a dance of light.   Explore the collection on Messika.com

Montblanc Patron of Art Homage to Moctezuma I: A Tribute to the Cultural Legacy of the Great Aztec Ruler
192

Montblanc Patron of Art Homage to Moctezuma I: A Tribute to the Cultural Legacy of the Great Aztec Ruler

Accessories Limited Edition collection honours the remarkable artistic and architectural achievements of Aztec culture, and the influence of one of its great leaders.   With its origins in the culture of writing, Montblanc is actively engaged in the promotion of arts and culture. Part of this engagement has been to recognize the exceptional contributions of modern-day patrons of the arts around the world for the past 28 years with an annual award. Every year, to coincide with the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award, Montblanc introduces a Limited Edition writing instrument that pays tribute to the cultural legacy and patronage of a historical patron of the arts. Created in the Montblanc Artisan Atelier from precious materials and shaped by highly skilled master craftsmen with great care and dedication, the new Montblanc Patron of Art Edition celebrates the life and influence of Moctezuma I (c. 1398-1469). In partnership with the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia in Mexico, the four limited editions tell the story of the cultural achievements of Moctezuma Ilhuicamina who was elected ruler of the great Aztec Empire in 1440 and reigned for nearly 30 years during its golden age. In addition to expanding the borders of his empire all the way to the Gulf of Mexico, he is credited for shaping the image of the Aztec state that has endured to this day, one rich in culture and mythology. The capital city Tenochtitlán, today’s Mexico City, blossomed under his rule with the construction of new buildings, sculptures and lush botanical gardens. Among his many building projects, he paid particular attention to the renewal of the Templo Mayor, which he reconstructed magnificently.     Montblanc Patron of Art Homage to Moctezuma I Limited Edition 4810 In honour of Moctezuma’s credentials as a great warrior, the shape of the edition is inspired by the atlatl, an Aztec spear-throwing weapon used to propel spears or darts over long distances. The cap features a gold-coated design reminiscent of the atlatl’s thread-wrapped handles. The lacquer colours of the cap and barrel – petrol and carmine red – evoke the colours of Aztec culture and the royal cloak in particular. The pattern on Moctezuma I’s cloak, a symbol of his high rank, is represented on the cap underneath translucent lacquer. The cap is embellished with two Aztec glyphs taken from the Mendoza Codex that indicate the years in which the reign of the great Aztec king began and ended. The decoration on the cap top ring and upper part of the clip is inspired by Aztec jewellery. The spear-shaped clip is refined with an engraving of a Central American quetzal’s feather at the top and crowned by a red triangular-cut stone. The shape of the cone, refined with a hammer finish, is based on a traditional Aztec sacrificial knife with an obsidian blade. The Montblanc emblem in precious resin on the cap top is embedded in the engraving of an Aztec sun disk honours the ruler’s diverse architectural constructions and ornamentation in the cities of the Aztec empire. The handcrafted Au 750 solid gold nib is adorned with a fine engraving inspired by the Aztec glyph for the city of Tenochtitlán: a three-armed cactus with a royal diadem and two scrolls.     Montblanc Patron of Art Limited Edition 888 The colours of this edition – turquoise and carmine red – were favoured in Aztec culture and used in royal garments. The engravings on the Ag 925 sterling silver cap represent Moctezuma’s weapons, skulls and traditional Aztec’s ornaments. The lacquered turquoise barrel is engraved with a pattern reminiscent of his cloak, a symbol of the high rank of Moctezuma I, and features four lines of Au 750 solid champagne-tone gold, evoking the cardinal directions that radiated out from the Templo Mayor. The spear-shaped clip is refined with an engraving of a Central American quetzal’s feather and set with a triangular-cut green jade. The forepart of the writing instrument and the cone with its distinctive hammering optic are crafted from Ag 925 sterling silver, contrasting with the precious 750 champagne-tone gold fittings and the handcrafted solid gold nib adorned with the Aztec glyph for the city of Tenochtitlán: a three-armed cactus with a royal diadem and two scrolls. The Montblanc emblem made of mother-of-pearl on the cap top is embedded in the engraving of an Aztec sun disk honours the ruler’s diverse architectural constructions and ornamentation in the cities of the Aztec empire.     Montblanc Patron of Art Limited Edition 87 Limited to just 87 pieces in homage to 1987, the year when the Templo Major was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list, the Montblanc Patron of Art Limited Edition 87 is richly decorated with turquoise, a stone favoured in Aztec decorative craftsmanship. The turquoise mosaic in Aztec style on the cap is handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail and an artistic sensibility that makes every one of the 87 pieces in the edition slightly different. The mosaic is refined with Au 750 solid champagne-tone gold inlays set with jade cabochons and a central Aztec motif symbolising the ‘five suns’ creation myth. The gold on this edition is specially treated to create a vintage look similar to the distressed appearance often found in ancient artefacts. The barrel is crafted from precious Central American cocobolo wood, a reference to both the material used to make the traditional atlatl and to the famous El Sargento tree in Mexico City, planted during the reign of Moctezuma I. The barrel is embellished with the four stepped solid gold bands as a special reference to the Templo Mayor. The mother-of-pearl Montblanc emblem on the cap top is embedded in an engraving of an Aztec sun disc. The handcrafted Au 750 solid gold nib is adorned with a fine engraving inspired by the Aztec glyph for the heart, a symbol for sacrifice. A further glyph engraved on the forepart represents the second name of Moctezuma I: Ilhuicamina (meaning ‘he who shoots an arrow into the sky’).     Montblanc Patron of Art Limited Edition 8 The limitation number of just 8 pieces is inspired by the ‘stone of Moctezuma I’, the only remaining piece of the great Templo Mayor excavated in 1988 and featuring eight rays. Moctezuma I ascended the throne as the fifth king of Tenochtitlán in exceptional splendour, guided in great state to the high temple where he was given the turquoise-coloured, red-bordered royal cloak, the xiuhtilmatli, and a diadem of gold. This magnificence is captured in the design of this rare edition with a cap made of Au 750 solid champagne-tone gold and an elongated shape set with diamonds, garnets, green tsavorites and multi-coloured sapphires. This writing masterpiece is decorated with an artistic hand engraving of the winged Huitzilopochtli, patron god of the Aztecs. Three-dimensional engravings of the symbolic eagle and cactus represent the foundation myth of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlán, while the two double-headed snakes that frame the artwork are Aztec symbols of renewal, fertility and luck. A reference to the highly mythologised sacrificial rituals of the Aztecs, the barrel of the writing instrument is made of dark red precious jasper and enriched with Au 750 solid champagne-tone gold inlays. The spear-shaped clip is embellished with a triangular-cut green jade. The cap top is crowned with a Montblanc Diamond embedded in an engraving inspired by an eight-rayed Aztec sun disc. To coincide with the release of the four Patron of Art Homage to Moctezuma I Limited Editions, Montblanc is introducing a fine stationary notebook in red calfskin Saffiano leather embossed with traditional Aztec motifs, as well as a Homage to Moctezuma I ink in a bright turquoise inspired by the traditional jewels and cloths of Aztec emperors. Statesman, ruler and patron of art, Moctezuma brought Aztec culture to its pinnacle. With every intricate design detail and through the beauty of fine craftsmanship, Montblanc tells the fascinating story of this great figure who made a lasting cultural impact on human civilization.   Montblanc Patron of Art Homage to Moctezuma I Limited Edition is available from April 2020 at Montblanc boutiques worldwide and online. For more information visit www.montblanc.com Limited Edition collection honours the remarkable artistic and architectural achievements of Aztec culture, and the influence of one of its great leaders.   With its origins in the culture of writing, Montblanc is actively engaged in the promotion of arts and culture. Part of this engagement has been to recognize the exceptional contributions of modern-day patrons of the arts around the world for the past 28 years with an annual award. Every year, to coincide with the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award, Montblanc introduces a Limited Edition writing instrument that pays tribute to the cultural legacy and patronage of a historical patron of the arts. Created in the Montblanc Artisan Atelier from precious materials and shaped by highly skilled master craftsmen with great care and dedication, the new Montblanc Patron of Art Edition celebrates the life and influence of Moctezuma I (c. 1398-1469). In partnership with the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia in Mexico, the four limited editions tell the story of the cultural achievements of Moctezuma Ilhuicamina who was elected ruler of the great Aztec Empire in 1440 and reigned for nearly 30 years during its golden age. In addition to expanding the borders of his empire all the way to the Gulf of Mexico, he is credited for shaping the image of the Aztec state that has endured to this day, one rich in culture and mythology. The capital city Tenochtitlán, today’s Mexico City, blossomed under his rule with the construction of new buildings, sculptures and lush botanical gardens. Among his many building projects, he paid particular attention to the renewal of the Templo Mayor, which he reconstructed magnificently.     Montblanc Patron of Art Homage to Moctezuma I Limited Edition 4810 In honour of Moctezuma’s credentials as a great warrior, the shape of the edition is inspired by the atlatl, an Aztec spear-throwing weapon used to propel spears or darts over long distances. The cap features a gold-coated design reminiscent of the atlatl’s thread-wrapped handles. The lacquer colours of the cap and barrel – petrol and carmine red – evoke the colours of Aztec culture and the royal cloak in particular. The pattern on Moctezuma I’s cloak, a symbol of his high rank, is represented on the cap underneath translucent lacquer. The cap is embellished with two Aztec glyphs taken from the Mendoza Codex that indicate the years in which the reign of the great Aztec king began and ended. The decoration on the cap top ring and upper part of the clip is inspired by Aztec jewellery. The spear-shaped clip is refined with an engraving of a Central American quetzal’s feather at the top and crowned by a red triangular-cut stone. The shape of the cone, refined with a hammer finish, is based on a traditional Aztec sacrificial knife with an obsidian blade. The Montblanc emblem in precious resin on the cap top is embedded in the engraving of an Aztec sun disk honours the ruler’s diverse architectural constructions and ornamentation in the cities of the Aztec empire. The handcrafted Au 750 solid gold nib is adorned with a fine engraving inspired by the Aztec glyph for the city of Tenochtitlán: a three-armed cactus with a royal diadem and two scrolls.     Montblanc Patron of Art Limited Edition 888 The colours of this edition – turquoise and carmine red – were favoured in Aztec culture and used in royal garments. The engravings on the Ag 925 sterling silver cap represent Moctezuma’s weapons, skulls and traditional Aztec’s ornaments. The lacquered turquoise barrel is engraved with a pattern reminiscent of his cloak, a symbol of the high rank of Moctezuma I, and features four lines of Au 750 solid champagne-tone gold, evoking the cardinal directions that radiated out from the Templo Mayor. The spear-shaped clip is refined with an engraving of a Central American quetzal’s feather and set with a triangular-cut green jade. The forepart of the writing instrument and the cone with its distinctive hammering optic are crafted from Ag 925 sterling silver, contrasting with the precious 750 champagne-tone gold fittings and the handcrafted solid gold nib adorned with the Aztec glyph for the city of Tenochtitlán: a three-armed cactus with a royal diadem and two scrolls. The Montblanc emblem made of mother-of-pearl on the cap top is embedded in the engraving of an Aztec sun disk honours the ruler’s diverse architectural constructions and ornamentation in the cities of the Aztec empire.     Montblanc Patron of Art Limited Edition 87 Limited to just 87 pieces in homage to 1987, the year when the Templo Major was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list, the Montblanc Patron of Art Limited Edition 87 is richly decorated with turquoise, a stone favoured in Aztec decorative craftsmanship. The turquoise mosaic in Aztec style on the cap is handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail and an artistic sensibility that makes every one of the 87 pieces in the edition slightly different. The mosaic is refined with Au 750 solid champagne-tone gold inlays set with jade cabochons and a central Aztec motif symbolising the ‘five suns’ creation myth. The gold on this edition is specially treated to create a vintage look similar to the distressed appearance often found in ancient artefacts. The barrel is crafted from precious Central American cocobolo wood, a reference to both the material used to make the traditional atlatl and to the famous El Sargento tree in Mexico City, planted during the reign of Moctezuma I. The barrel is embellished with the four stepped solid gold bands as a special reference to the Templo Mayor. The mother-of-pearl Montblanc emblem on the cap top is embedded in an engraving of an Aztec sun disc. The handcrafted Au 750 solid gold nib is adorned with a fine engraving inspired by the Aztec glyph for the heart, a symbol for sacrifice. A further glyph engraved on the forepart represents the second name of Moctezuma I: Ilhuicamina (meaning ‘he who shoots an arrow into the sky’).     Montblanc Patron of Art Limited Edition 8 The limitation number of just 8 pieces is inspired by the ‘stone of Moctezuma I’, the only remaining piece of the great Templo Mayor excavated in 1988 and featuring eight rays. Moctezuma I ascended the throne as the fifth king of Tenochtitlán in exceptional splendour, guided in great state to the high temple where he was given the turquoise-coloured, red-bordered royal cloak, the xiuhtilmatli, and a diadem of gold. This magnificence is captured in the design of this rare edition with a cap made of Au 750 solid champagne-tone gold and an elongated shape set with diamonds, garnets, green tsavorites and multi-coloured sapphires. This writing masterpiece is decorated with an artistic hand engraving of the winged Huitzilopochtli, patron god of the Aztecs. Three-dimensional engravings of the symbolic eagle and cactus represent the foundation myth of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlán, while the two double-headed snakes that frame the artwork are Aztec symbols of renewal, fertility and luck. A reference to the highly mythologised sacrificial rituals of the Aztecs, the barrel of the writing instrument is made of dark red precious jasper and enriched with Au 750 solid champagne-tone gold inlays. The spear-shaped clip is embellished with a triangular-cut green jade. The cap top is crowned with a Montblanc Diamond embedded in an engraving inspired by an eight-rayed Aztec sun disc. To coincide with the release of the four Patron of Art Homage to Moctezuma I Limited Editions, Montblanc is introducing a fine stationary notebook in red calfskin Saffiano leather embossed with traditional Aztec motifs, as well as a Homage to Moctezuma I ink in a bright turquoise inspired by the traditional jewels and cloths of Aztec emperors. Statesman, ruler and patron of art, Moctezuma brought Aztec culture to its pinnacle. With every intricate design detail and through the beauty of fine craftsmanship, Montblanc tells the fascinating story of this great figure who made a lasting cultural impact on human civilization.   Montblanc Patron of Art Homage to Moctezuma I Limited Edition is available from April 2020 at Montblanc boutiques worldwide and online. For more information visit www.montblanc.com

Advertising
Advertising
Cartier launches Maillon de Cartier
189

Cartier launches Maillon de Cartier

Jewelry Maillon de Cartier is first and foremost a statement of style. The chain-link bracelet remains a composed centerpiece, one that plays on classic codes, whilst reinventing today’s attitudes. The Maillon de Cartier watch is firstly a jewel designed by the Cartier watchmaking studios. A precious watch that resides in the creative watchmaking repertoire of the Maison. A bracelet whose chain-links are offset and aligned on the bias by Cartier. Well-rounded and opulent, they move in time with the ultra-feminine elegance of the Maillon de Cartier watch.   It all lies in the twist in the torsion emphasizing the perspective within which the watch dial blends. This interpretation allows the case and links to entwine themselves in one graphic motion. Rectangular links, a hexagonal dial, bevelled brancards: the design of the Maillon de Cartier watch incites Cartier’s rhythmic geometry. An ambition to structure the watch, from the form of its links to its faceted case, radicalizes the spirit of the watch. Its volume is tangible, angular and dense.   “We wanted to deconstruct the bracelet and transcend its design through a volume approach. Emotion is in the movement and tension.”  - Marie-Laure Cérède, Timepieces Creation Director Maillon de Cartier is first and foremost a statement of style. The chain-link bracelet remains a composed centerpiece, one that plays on classic codes, whilst reinventing today’s attitudes. The Maillon de Cartier watch is firstly a jewel designed by the Cartier watchmaking studios. A precious watch that resides in the creative watchmaking repertoire of the Maison. A bracelet whose chain-links are offset and aligned on the bias by Cartier. Well-rounded and opulent, they move in time with the ultra-feminine elegance of the Maillon de Cartier watch.   It all lies in the twist in the torsion emphasizing the perspective within which the watch dial blends. This interpretation allows the case and links to entwine themselves in one graphic motion. Rectangular links, a hexagonal dial, bevelled brancards: the design of the Maillon de Cartier watch incites Cartier’s rhythmic geometry. An ambition to structure the watch, from the form of its links to its faceted case, radicalizes the spirit of the watch. Its volume is tangible, angular and dense.   “We wanted to deconstruct the bracelet and transcend its design through a volume approach. Emotion is in the movement and tension.”  - Marie-Laure Cérède, Timepieces Creation Director

Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen launching a new collection
179

Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen launching a new collection

Jewelry Behind every successful woman is a supportive man – or maybe more. Proudly unveiling a new collection of men’s and unisex jewellery, Charlotte Lynggaard pays tribute to the men closest to her. Each piece in the collection was originally a gift for a male member of the Lynggaard family.   Michel: The stunning braided cuff bracelet was originally a gift to Charlotte Lynggaard’s husband of 25 years, company CCO Michel Normann. The original wide silver bracelet has grown into a selection of open bracelets and open rings, masterfully crafted from Sterling silver and 18K white and yellow gold. Designed to t men and women alike, the braided trophy bracelet is available in two widths.   Julius: The designer created the stamped cuff bracelet as a Christmas present for her son, Julius. Each tiny stamp subtly greets one of the men in the Lynggaard family. The sh re ects Julius’ personality – attentiveness and love of the ocean. The scull is a favourite motif of Charlotte Lynggaard’s brother, brand CEO Søren Lynggaard. Another stamp illustrates founder Ole Lynggaard’s love of nature. The evil eye stamp is meant to protect and watch over the person wearing the bracelet. All Julius bracelets are available in silver and 18K white and yellow gold. The selection also includes a wide ring, elaborately stamped and crafted from 18K gold.   Life Bracelets: Developing her vastly successful collection of Life bracelets, Charlotte Lynggaard’s new and bigger addition to the Life family is indeed larger than life. The perfect addition to a watch or styled with an open bangle, the new Life bracelet is designed with a large hook lock crafted from 18K yellow or white gold. The hand-knotted string bracelet is slightly thicker than smaller Life bracelet.   Founder's Keepers: Founder Ole Lynggaard is a classic gentleman, who prefers classic gentleman’s jewellery. His sculptural cuf ink designs are beautiful gifts for quality-conscious men of all ages.   Men’s Collection is available with retailers and in agship store worldwide from May 2020. Behind every successful woman is a supportive man – or maybe more. Proudly unveiling a new collection of men’s and unisex jewellery, Charlotte Lynggaard pays tribute to the men closest to her. Each piece in the collection was originally a gift for a male member of the Lynggaard family.   Michel: The stunning braided cuff bracelet was originally a gift to Charlotte Lynggaard’s husband of 25 years, company CCO Michel Normann. The original wide silver bracelet has grown into a selection of open bracelets and open rings, masterfully crafted from Sterling silver and 18K white and yellow gold. Designed to t men and women alike, the braided trophy bracelet is available in two widths.   Julius: The designer created the stamped cuff bracelet as a Christmas present for her son, Julius. Each tiny stamp subtly greets one of the men in the Lynggaard family. The sh re ects Julius’ personality – attentiveness and love of the ocean. The scull is a favourite motif of Charlotte Lynggaard’s brother, brand CEO Søren Lynggaard. Another stamp illustrates founder Ole Lynggaard’s love of nature. The evil eye stamp is meant to protect and watch over the person wearing the bracelet. All Julius bracelets are available in silver and 18K white and yellow gold. The selection also includes a wide ring, elaborately stamped and crafted from 18K gold.   Life Bracelets: Developing her vastly successful collection of Life bracelets, Charlotte Lynggaard’s new and bigger addition to the Life family is indeed larger than life. The perfect addition to a watch or styled with an open bangle, the new Life bracelet is designed with a large hook lock crafted from 18K yellow or white gold. The hand-knotted string bracelet is slightly thicker than smaller Life bracelet.   Founder's Keepers: Founder Ole Lynggaard is a classic gentleman, who prefers classic gentleman’s jewellery. His sculptural cuf ink designs are beautiful gifts for quality-conscious men of all ages.   Men’s Collection is available with retailers and in agship store worldwide from May 2020.

Boucheron's new high jewellery "Vu du 26" collection
171

Boucheron's new high jewellery "Vu du 26" collection

Jewelry Created by Frederic Boucheron in 1858, Boucheron is built through four generations of direct descendants. Visionary designer and rst of the great contemporary jewelers to open a boutique on Place Vendôme, Boucheron embodies excellence in Jewelry, High Jewelry and Watchmaking. The Boucheron style, free and audacious, continues to create the classics of tomorrow. There are currently more than 61 Boucheron boutiques across the world. Boucheron is part of the global Luxury group Kering.   Could the winter garden of 26 Vendôme house be a parrot? The Maison Boucheron fancied it could, so here it is, in full light, taking shape on a pair of asymmetrical titanium earrings. Titanium is lighter than gold and the jewelers have been able to work on a wide range of colors here.    Earrings set with a pear aquamarine, a pear heliodor beryl, multicolored sapphires, paved with diamonds, on titanium and yellow gold.   more on Bucheron.com Created by Frederic Boucheron in 1858, Boucheron is built through four generations of direct descendants. Visionary designer and rst of the great contemporary jewelers to open a boutique on Place Vendôme, Boucheron embodies excellence in Jewelry, High Jewelry and Watchmaking. The Boucheron style, free and audacious, continues to create the classics of tomorrow. There are currently more than 61 Boucheron boutiques across the world. Boucheron is part of the global Luxury group Kering.   Could the winter garden of 26 Vendôme house be a parrot? The Maison Boucheron fancied it could, so here it is, in full light, taking shape on a pair of asymmetrical titanium earrings. Titanium is lighter than gold and the jewelers have been able to work on a wide range of colors here.    Earrings set with a pear aquamarine, a pear heliodor beryl, multicolored sapphires, paved with diamonds, on titanium and yellow gold.   more on Bucheron.com

Cartier announces the finalists of the 2020 edition of the Cartier Women's Initiative
167

Cartier announces the finalists of the 2020 edition of the Cartier Women's Initiative

Jewelry Since 2006, the Cartier Women’s Initiative has helped these women reach their full potential by shining a light on their achievements and providing them with the necessary financial, social and human capital support to grow their businesses and build their leadership skills. The program is open to women-run and women-owned businesses from any country and sector that aim to have a strong and sustainable social and environmental impact as defined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. For the past 14 years, the Cartier Women’s Initiative has accompanied 240 promising female entrepreneurs hailing from 56 different countries and has awarded over US $3 million to support their businesses.   21 finalists – women social impact entrepreneurs running the top 3 businesses per region – were selected amongst 1200 applications from 162 countries.  It is the first time that countries such as Australia, Benin, Denmark, New Zealand and Sweden are represented in the program. The 7 laureates will be announced in early June 2020.     Sofie Blakstad, Denmark, Hiveonline Helps underserved micro-businesses get credit and access markets they couldn’t normally reach by creating a trust history based on facts and business actions. Anna-Sophie Hartvigsen, Denmark, Female Invest Promotes financial gender equality by educating women on investing and personal finances. Dora Palfi, Sweden, ImagiLabs Creating a community and mobile-first tools that make programming fun and relevant for teenage girls.     “Creating opportunities for women and empowering them is not only what we believe is right, it also tells who we are: a Maison both anchored in reality and open to the world, thus perfectly aware of our responsibility. A responsibility all the more important given these uncertain times. At Cartier, we believe it is crucial to support young businesses and start-ups through to a more stable period. And this is what we intend to keep doing, fully aware that these women are making a concrete and durable impact, therefore paving the way for a better future.” - Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier International   The laureate from each region will take home US $100,000 in prize money; whereas the second and third runner-ups will receive US $30,000.  Finally, the 7 laureates and 14 finalists will all benefit from financial advisory services, 1:1 strategy coaching, media visibility and international networking opportunities,  as well as the opportunity to join an INSEAD executive education program.   For more information on the program and footage of the fellows, please visit: www.cartierwomensinitiative.com Since 2006, the Cartier Women’s Initiative has helped these women reach their full potential by shining a light on their achievements and providing them with the necessary financial, social and human capital support to grow their businesses and build their leadership skills. The program is open to women-run and women-owned businesses from any country and sector that aim to have a strong and sustainable social and environmental impact as defined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. For the past 14 years, the Cartier Women’s Initiative has accompanied 240 promising female entrepreneurs hailing from 56 different countries and has awarded over US $3 million to support their businesses.   21 finalists – women social impact entrepreneurs running the top 3 businesses per region – were selected amongst 1200 applications from 162 countries.  It is the first time that countries such as Australia, Benin, Denmark, New Zealand and Sweden are represented in the program. The 7 laureates will be announced in early June 2020.     Sofie Blakstad, Denmark, Hiveonline Helps underserved micro-businesses get credit and access markets they couldn’t normally reach by creating a trust history based on facts and business actions. Anna-Sophie Hartvigsen, Denmark, Female Invest Promotes financial gender equality by educating women on investing and personal finances. Dora Palfi, Sweden, ImagiLabs Creating a community and mobile-first tools that make programming fun and relevant for teenage girls.     “Creating opportunities for women and empowering them is not only what we believe is right, it also tells who we are: a Maison both anchored in reality and open to the world, thus perfectly aware of our responsibility. A responsibility all the more important given these uncertain times. At Cartier, we believe it is crucial to support young businesses and start-ups through to a more stable period. And this is what we intend to keep doing, fully aware that these women are making a concrete and durable impact, therefore paving the way for a better future.” - Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier International   The laureate from each region will take home US $100,000 in prize money; whereas the second and third runner-ups will receive US $30,000.  Finally, the 7 laureates and 14 finalists will all benefit from financial advisory services, 1:1 strategy coaching, media visibility and international networking opportunities,  as well as the opportunity to join an INSEAD executive education program.   For more information on the program and footage of the fellows, please visit: www.cartierwomensinitiative.com

Cartier's latest Panthère campaign
39

Cartier's latest Panthère campaign

Jewelry Cartier has entrusted the production of its latest Panthère campaign to the German videographer Jonas Lindstroem, famous for his film Truth or Dare. Cartier’s film unites fearless and unique personalities, who are drawn to the most dangerous creature in the Cartier menagerie for her powers of seduction and desire for power. Untamed and indomitable, the Panthère de Cartier is charged with a magnetism that reveals one's own strength of character. Panthers know their kind; it is a tribe united by instinct and independence. Chang Chen, Annabelle Wallis, Ella Balinska and Mariacarla Boscono feature in the international cast of this film which has been shot all over the world. Wherever they may be, they recognize each other, beguiled by the same animal distinction whose wild, magnetic look is a sign of freedom. The panther accompanies them everywhere with her feline shadow like a copy of themselves. Frees spirits, the artists interpreting the Panthère de Cartier are the modern-day heirs to a prestigious line of the panther’s devotees, including its creator Jeanne Toussaint, The Duchess of Windsor, Maria Felix and Daisy Fellowes. A community that embodies the Cartier emblem: an object of desire and fascination that has been a creative signature for Cartier since her first sighting in 1914. The Panthère de Cartier community: Mariacarla Boscono, top model The Italian model Mariacarla Boscono has been a star of the catwalk for nearly twenty years. A record of longevity for this Italian who exudes a casual look and unique presence. Daring, elegance and freedom of spirit make her the true embodiment of a panther. Yasmine Sabri, actress At 30 years old, Yasmine Sabri is one of the most famous Egyptian actresses. She has starred in many lead roles for TV and the big screen. Her filmography in Egypt is an impressive one. Progressive and a feminist, committed to fighting for Arab women’s rights, Yasmine Sabri brings a positive energy and freedom to the Panthère de Cartier image. Annabelle Wallis, actress Born in Oxford to a family in theatre and film, actress Annabelle Wallis found her first big role in The Tudors series, alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers, then as Grace Burgess in Peaky Blinders. Her vitality and radiance epitomise the Cartier panther. Ella Balinska, actress At 22 years old, English actress Ella Balinska lives between London and Los Angeles. Having trained at the Guildford School of Acting, she recently performed in the third instalment of Charlie’s Angels. A specialist in martial arts and javelin throwing, her solar energy naturally connects her to the Panthère de Cartier tribe. Chang Chen, actor Chang Chen has filmed with the greatest of directors, from Hou Hsiao-Hsien to Wong Kar Wai and Ang Lee. His animal magnetism and sophisticated sensuality make him an ideal ambassador for Panthère de Cartier. Karen Mok, actress and singer Born in Hong Kong, SAR China, Karen Mok is incredibly successful in Asia, with seventeen albums and forty films under her belt since she began her career in 1993. A performer who makes an impact wherever she goes and has been awarded a number of the most prestigious artistic distinctions. This power and determination make her a magnetic personality and one of the new ambassadors of Panthère de Cartier. see the video on cartier.com Cartier has entrusted the production of its latest Panthère campaign to the German videographer Jonas Lindstroem, famous for his film Truth or Dare. Cartier’s film unites fearless and unique personalities, who are drawn to the most dangerous creature in the Cartier menagerie for her powers of seduction and desire for power. Untamed and indomitable, the Panthère de Cartier is charged with a magnetism that reveals one's own strength of character. Panthers know their kind; it is a tribe united by instinct and independence. Chang Chen, Annabelle Wallis, Ella Balinska and Mariacarla Boscono feature in the international cast of this film which has been shot all over the world. Wherever they may be, they recognize each other, beguiled by the same animal distinction whose wild, magnetic look is a sign of freedom. The panther accompanies them everywhere with her feline shadow like a copy of themselves. Frees spirits, the artists interpreting the Panthère de Cartier are the modern-day heirs to a prestigious line of the panther’s devotees, including its creator Jeanne Toussaint, The Duchess of Windsor, Maria Felix and Daisy Fellowes. A community that embodies the Cartier emblem: an object of desire and fascination that has been a creative signature for Cartier since her first sighting in 1914. The Panthère de Cartier community: Mariacarla Boscono, top model The Italian model Mariacarla Boscono has been a star of the catwalk for nearly twenty years. A record of longevity for this Italian who exudes a casual look and unique presence. Daring, elegance and freedom of spirit make her the true embodiment of a panther. Yasmine Sabri, actress At 30 years old, Yasmine Sabri is one of the most famous Egyptian actresses. She has starred in many lead roles for TV and the big screen. Her filmography in Egypt is an impressive one. Progressive and a feminist, committed to fighting for Arab women’s rights, Yasmine Sabri brings a positive energy and freedom to the Panthère de Cartier image. Annabelle Wallis, actress Born in Oxford to a family in theatre and film, actress Annabelle Wallis found her first big role in The Tudors series, alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers, then as Grace Burgess in Peaky Blinders. Her vitality and radiance epitomise the Cartier panther. Ella Balinska, actress At 22 years old, English actress Ella Balinska lives between London and Los Angeles. Having trained at the Guildford School of Acting, she recently performed in the third instalment of Charlie’s Angels. A specialist in martial arts and javelin throwing, her solar energy naturally connects her to the Panthère de Cartier tribe. Chang Chen, actor Chang Chen has filmed with the greatest of directors, from Hou Hsiao-Hsien to Wong Kar Wai and Ang Lee. His animal magnetism and sophisticated sensuality make him an ideal ambassador for Panthère de Cartier. Karen Mok, actress and singer Born in Hong Kong, SAR China, Karen Mok is incredibly successful in Asia, with seventeen albums and forty films under her belt since she began her career in 1993. A performer who makes an impact wherever she goes and has been awarded a number of the most prestigious artistic distinctions. This power and determination make her a magnetic personality and one of the new ambassadors of Panthère de Cartier. see the video on cartier.com

loading
More articles