Chanel: 6 Things You Didn’t Know About The J12 (Part 2)

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Without further ado, here’s Part 2 to Chanel’s 6 Things You Didn’t Know About The J12.

#4 – Its strength is also legendary, and while it isn’t indestructible, it’s pretty strong. Think of the saying ‘it takes a diamond to scratch a diamond’ and you’ll know what I mean. Even more amazing, it all begins with high-grade ceramic power being tipped into moulds that are shaped after the bezel and the links on the watch strap, before being ‘fired’ in a kiln. I didn’t know this myself either, but they shrink by almost 20% during the firing process, compressing the powder and forming the hard ceramic pieces that are then buffed and shined into the iconic components that make up the watch. #mindblown

#5 – The high-tech ceramic J12 also has health benefits because it is hypoallergenic too. Yes, you read that right. Because if one is allergic to metals like nickel, you won’t have any issues with this watch. You might laugh, but with all sorts of allergies being even more commonplace these days, it is another factor to consider when buying a timepiece, especially an expensive one that’s meant to be worn every day. #mindblown

#6 – Last but by no means least, let’s take a look at another key component of any timepiece, the watch strap. Or in the case of the J12, it’s the bracelet that’s also made of ceramic. The first luxury brand to ever use ceramic as jewellery on such a big scale, it’s also scratch-resistant, inert to chemicals and ergonomically compatible. What I’m even more fascinated about is the patented magnetic clasp that took 7 years of research and allows it to ‘spring’ open as and when you need it to. Which is important since no one should ruin their freshly manicured nails while putting on or taking off their watch. #mindblown

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And that’s it folks, 6 things you never knew about Chanel’s J12, and if you missed the first part, have a look here via this link. If any of you have more questions regarding the J12 or any of Chanel’s other timepieces for that matter, drop a comment here and I’ll get back to you guys as soon as I can.

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Who needs flowers when you have Jaquet Droz’s blooming Lady 8 Flower watch?

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Back in 2013, celebrated watchmakers Jaquet Droz created their first ever women’s watch: the feminine and intriguing “Lady 8”, this year the brand is revisiting this classic style and adding a few upgrades. 2016’s Lady 8 Flower features the same figure 8 shape but this time the top dial has been adorned with a flower that literally blooms for the wearer.

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The flower automaton takes the form of a lotus, a flower that symbolises peace in some Asian cultures. Under its sapphire crystal dome, the six petal flower opens up when you press the push-button at 2 o’clock. Gold petals surround a briolette-cut sapphire or ruby which marks the center of the flower.
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Meanwhile the actual watch dial is made from white mother-of-pearl. The white gold version has an intricate guilloché sun-ray pattern that we adore. The watch is powered by two movements, one for the flower automaton and one for the actual watch. Both movements are visible through the transparent caseback. The self-winding Caliber 29 watch movement offers a 38 hour power reserve. Also visible through the back is a pirouetting oscillating weight inspired by an accordion pleat motif.
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The watch is available in white and rose gold variants and is limited to just 8 units of each. Both versions have cases encrusted with 114 diamonds, but the white gold is our favorite thanks to the charming sunray design on the main dial. An alligator strap in black (for the white gold watch) or brown (for the rose gold watch) complete the timepiece.

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Tiffany & Co.: Legendary Style Campaign, Grace Coddington

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You’ve seen the Legendary Style campaign, styled by none other than Grace Coddington, who’s a legend in her own right. And with Tiffany & Co., she, with 50 years of fashion experience behind her, took on the role of being the American jewellery house’s first independent creative. And her first order of business? Creating a new campaign for Tiffany’s.

And the inspiration behind the campaign? In her own words, ‘Blue is very extraordinary colour, it’s a very positive colour. I always say why do I love New York? It’s because the sky always blue.’ The colour of New York’s sky, the colour of Tiffany & Co., and also the main colour you see in the ad campaign, which stars the likes of Elle Fanning, Lupita Nyong’o and Christy Turlington Burns.

But today’s post isn’t about the campaign, how luminous the personalities look, or even how how beautiful the jewellery is (we’ve already seen all that, no?). Today’s post is this must-watch short BTS film that stars Ms Coddington at her most charming as she plans the shoot from start to finish, complete with her humble, self-deprecating wit that had me transfixed for the good 10 minutes that it ran.

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New Band Styles and Colors for Apple Watch 2 Hermès

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Apple has once again collaborated with luxury brand Hermès for the Apple Watch 2 Series. New band styles and colors are introduced this season which are based on Hermès’ iconic watches – Clipper, Cape Cod and Espace. The Double Buckle Cuff will be available in Swift and Epsom calfskin leathers, and comes in three colors, Étoupe, Bleu Agate and Rose Jaipur. The Single Tour Deployment Buckle will come in Fauve Barenia Leather which includes a hidden deployment buckle and opens with a click of two side buttons. The classic Double Tour and Single Tour bands are still part of the collection with new colors for Fall including Anemone. Every Apple Watch Hermès model includes the exclusive Hermès Sport Band which comes in the brand’s signature orange color. Apple Watch 2 Series will be available for pre-order beginning September 9, 2016.

Style & Price

Style

Price

Apple Watch Hermès Double Buckle Cuff $1,499.00 (USD)
Apple Watch Hermès Double Buckle Cuff Strap $689.00 (USD)
Apple Watch Hermès Single Tour Deployment Buckle $1,399.00 (USD)

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Porsche and Chopard honor Le Mans with limited edition time pieces

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The 84th edition of 24 Hours of Le Mans saw the unveiling of Chopard’s Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition, a 100-piece limited edition chronograph. Inspired by the new Porsche919 Hybrid, the watch will be available only at Chopard boutiques. The 45mm titanium case of the timepiece is one of the most favored materials to be used in the world of endurance racing. Further bead-blasted and blackened by DLC treatment, the case not only carries a classy sheen but also ensures that it is resistant to scratches. The durability extends below the surface of water as well, making the watch submergible up to 100 meters.

The bezel is studded with eight blackened screws while the crown is fashioned to resemble a steering wheel. The dial is flanked by two distinctly red rubber pushers. The car analogy is taken further in the case middle, which is made to resemble the cooling fins in the car’s engine.
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The watch is powered by a Chopard Caliber 03.05M. Other important features include a 60-minute power reserve and a flyback function. The mechanical self-winding chronograph movement has been COSC certified.

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Not diamonds or gold this watch costs $95,000 because its the blackest in the world

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Would you pay the weight in gold for a black-strapped watch? Nothing to be too shocked about, considering this is the blackest black that man has found. The man, named Anish Kapoor discovered the Vantablack in 2013, and today it is in the leagues of shimmering cousins like gold and platinum. The worth is going to be proven when Swiss watch company will launch this stunning, magnificent, absolute rad watch this fall called the S-110 Evo Venta Black, at $95,000.

The promo of the watch is building the suspense, and any person with a love for dials and tick-tocks would love this black beauty. It comes with four dials with five prisms that flip digits, like an advertising banner. It comes studded with 471 components, 81 rubies and a 40-hour power reserve. The Vantablack is used on the dial and some other parts on the watch too.

However, the star is not the dial but the use of Vantablack – so rich that if you stare at it too long you might feel like you are being pulled into a void, a black hole of sorts. This “blackest shade of black” has been manufactured by Surrey Nanosystems, which initially developed this colour for the aerospace in collaboration with British National Physics Laboratory. The “tint” is made up of a “complex of carbon nanotubes which when assembled together can absorb over 99.965 percent of light.” The depth of the colour has been explained using multiple analogies, but I suppose we have to see it to believe it. Supporting the watch case made of titanium with black DLC coating, is a black alligator strap with a sapphire crystal case back and face.

The watch is a super limited edition and only 10 pieces will be made. This should explain the price tag.

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