Introducing: Panerai’s inaugural London Special Edition

Last year, Panerai opened a boutique on New Bond Street. Now, the Italian brand’s affection for the British capital is asserted again with its first ever London Special Edition – a 44mm Luminor Marina 8 Days Titanio, exclusive to that city’s boutique and limited to a production run of 100 pieces. In-the-know horological buffs will […]

Argyle Alpha is Largest-Ever Vivid Pink Diamond

Rio Tinto has unveiled the largest vivid pink diamond on record. The gem is part of the company’s 2018 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, which is composed of 63 diamonds that, in total, weigh in at more than 51 carats. The tender is an annual sale of the finest pink, purple, red, and violet diamonds found […]

Porsche Design Puts More Car into Its Watches

Looking at details on the new Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT2 RS, it is clear that Porsche Design watches have crossed a certain threshold. The watch takes the exact metallic paint from the car along with cues in its Alcantara strap and winding rotor, which is configured like the car’s magnesium wheels. The £8,000 watch is also highly exclusive, being […]

Jaquet Droz Unveils One-of-a-Kind Parrot Pocket Watch Repeater

Jaquet Droz has a storied history of creating automata, the ancient and technically difficult technique of creating lifelike scenes through moving mechanical devices—the precursors to modern androids. Today we have everything from iPhones, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality to rendered real-life experiences through technical innovation, which means the art of automata is typically seen behind museum […]

Jewels Once Owned By Marie Antoinette Set To Go Under The Hammer

Jewellery which once belonged to France’s last Queen, Marie Antoinette, will be auctioned off by Sotheby’s in November. The collection includes gems which were smuggled out of France in 1791 during the Revolution. While preparing for her family’s escape from France, the royal wrapped her precious jewels and shipped them to Brussels, before they were […]

Suzanne Syz’s Latest Jewelry is Artfully Vibrant

Suzanne Syz is best known for crafting bold pieces made with ultra-colourful, candy-like gems, and often draws inspiration from her personal collection of vibrant contemporary art. In addition to owning works by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Julian Schnabel, Syz can count herself as a Warhol subject—she and her young son Marc posed for Warhol’s aptly […]

Montblanc’s New 1858 Collection Pays Tribute to 160 Years of Minerva Watches

Beyond the luxury writing instruments that it’s been manufacturing since the turn of the last century, Montblanc has been establishing itself in the watch business since the turn of this century: 1997. Nine years later, Montblanc acquired Minerva, a watch company specializing in mechanical movements founded in 1858 in Villeret in the Swiss Jura. The acquisition allowed Montblanc to try its hand […]

Massive 95-Carat Diamond Discovered in Canada

Canada’s Gahcho Kué mine has unearthed its largest diamond yet, a 95.31-carat white octahedron. The 1,200 hectare mine, which is co-operated by De Beers and Mountain Province Diamond Inc., officially opened in September 2016 and commenced commercial production in March of last year. This latest discovery is the fourth largest stone to come out of Gahcho Kué. Last year […]

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