Jewellery and Timepieces

50 YEARS OF EL PRIMERO

The legendary El Primero high-frequency chronograph celebrates half a century of avant-garde and precision. In tribute to its legendary destiny, Zenith is offering aficionados an anniversary boxed set containing three chronographs with emblematic tricolour counters. A reissue faithful to the first El Primero model of 1969; a Chronomaster El Primero with optimized movement; and a Defy El Primero 21 to 1/100th of a second: the 50-piece limited-edition trilogy ‘conjugates’ high frequency in several …



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A new frontier in watchmaking by TAG Heuer

WHAT IS ISOGRAPH TECHNOLOGY AND WHY IT’S SO REVOLUTIONARY THAT IT’S BECOME A WATCHMAKING FIRST?     Isograph technology explained Magnetism, shock and gravity have virtually no effect on TAG Heuer’s revolutionary new oscillator, which features a tailor-made balance wheel and a hairspring made of a new material developed in-house by the innovative Swiss watchmaker. KEY BENEFITS OF TAG Heuer’s ISOGRAPH TECHNOLOGY: The lightweight hairspring is virtually unaffected by gravity and shock du …



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Africa’s Rare Gemstone is Now More Popular Than Ever

Being 1000 times rarer than diamonds this unique African gem has become a must-have memento for international visitors travelling to Africa. Whilst the price of this blue beauty is skyrocketing internationally due to its popularity and limited supply, First Diamonds has managed to keep supplying exceptional quality Tanzanite at great value for money. Thanks to our strategic partnerships in Tanzania. We also offer peace of mind by supplying independent laboratory certification with all our Tanzan …



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Alpine Eagle, Rebirth of an icon

Contemporary, refined and assertive, the new Alpine Eagle sports chic timepiece collection is a state-of-the-art reinterpretation of the St. Moritz, the first watch created in 1980 by Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, now co-president of Chopard. Imagined and personally designed by him, Alpine Eagle is driven by his passion for the Alps and by the lofty power of the eagle that reigns supreme there. Crafted from an exclusive, ultra-resistant and light-reflecting metal named Lucent Steel A223, it beats to …



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An interview with Artistic Director, Watches and Jewellery for Louis Vuitton, Francesca Amfitheatrof 

  The new LV Volt jewellery collection by Artistic Director, Watches and Jewellery for Louis Vuitton, Francesca Amfitheatrof, puts the spotlight on the capital L and V letters. These iconic initials are a metaphor for movement, an allegory for momentum, an apologia for the essential and a symbol of speed. Together they form an architectural design whose main lines become a unit of measurement in a universal language, whose powerful graphic nature transcends borders and genders. In the first …



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Bulgari introduces a limited edition diamond-studded watch

Over the last several years, Bulgari and its Octo collection of watches have become synonymous with ultra-thin watchmaking. The luxury brand has been constantly pushing the boundaries of horology with its latest creations that end up setting fresh world records, like the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph which recently became the world’s thinnest chronograph. However, last year, Bulgari unveiled a one-of-a-kind piece that wore the Octo name but it wasn’t created to break any records. Instead, t …



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BVLGARI’s most expensive High Jewellery watches

Fall in love with the most expensive high-end timepiece With the unveiling of Serpenti Misteriosi Romani (below), Bvlgari introduces the most expensive high-end timepiece ever made, with a cost of almost two million Euros. Truly spectacular, this one of a kind creation comprises a massive number of precious stones — the snakehead is crowned with a 10-carat Sri Lankan sapphire and a total of more than 60 carats of diamonds and 35 carats of sapphires form the snake’s body and scales. The magnifice …



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Celebrate your first’s with South Africa’s premier Diamond studio, First Diamonds

Diamonds and Tanzanite have become a must-have memento for international visitors travelling to South Africa. First Diamonds offers guest a private buying experience direct from one of South Africa’s largest wholesale suppliers.  One on one appointments where guests get to view our range first hand. We offer a complimentary transfer service for your guest to and from their hotel and as we only work on an appointment base your guest will always get the best private service.   First Diamonds …



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Chopard at the Mille Miglia 2019

Patrick van der Heijden, Martin van Kampen, Porsche 356 1500 SpeedsterMille Miglia 2018, Brescia©Alexandra Pauli for Chopard Chopard was back on the start-line at the most beautiful race in the world Chopard returned to the Mille Miglia in 2019 for the 31st time both as historic partner and official timekeeper. This year, the Maison’s Co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, a true car aficionado, will compete at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Gull Wing”.  For the first time, he will be accom …



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Chronoexpert: a selection of elegant and certified watches

Nowadays, many people wear watches. A watch allows you to claim your identity and a personal choice when you wear it every day at the office, during a ceremony or during an event. As with vintage art pieces and cars, the watchmaking market has seen a drastic increase in the number of investors and collectors. Companies like Hublot, Rolex, TAG Heuer and Cartier work day and night to create THE perfect watch for you. A watch can be special for many occasions. For example, for a father who gives hi …



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COVID 19 GLOBAL LOCKDOWN – WHAT SOME LUXURY BRANDS AND PHILANTHROPISTS ARE DOING

On March 11th 2020, World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. The virus still continues to wreak havoc globally however, there has been overwhelming unity to fight this war against humanity. With many international airports and most cities deserted, normal life is has been disrupted.  The common goal right now and the only business is COVID-19 and how to help flatten the curve. This is what some brands in the luxury industry and some philanthropists are doing to help fight C …



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DIOR For the love of Life

“Whatever you do – for work or pleasure – do it with passion ! Live with passion” as Christian Dior used to say. The new Tete de Mort collection designed by Victoire de Castellane is inspired by this love of life and reinterprets the Latin sayings “Memento Mori” and “Carpe Diem”, two precepts reminding us to live each moment to the full. This year, the dials are decorated with mysterious characters that do not reveal all their secrets at first glance. Upon closer observation, we discover that th …



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DIOR The Art of Watchmaking

Dior brings its precious timepieces to life by combining creativity, colour, and craftsmanship with the world’s most magnificent materials. Discover the world of savoir faire.                   Designed in the studios at 30, Avenue Montaigne and developed by a team of horological experts in the cradle of the worldwide Swiss watch-making industry at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Dior timepieces are fully in keeping with the House of Dior’s logic of excellence. Tr …



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Do you know the difference between a Timepiece and a Watch?

Perhaps it’s about time we got to know the right terms and language of use when talking about luxury fashion accessories. Today we have such amazing insight to share with you on the difference between Timepieces and Watches and how they both compare? Do you will think a time-keeping accessory is just a watch?  There are distinct and clear differences between a watch and a timepiece.  You may have heard severally the term “timepiece” thrown around.  However, there are befitting reasons to use tim …



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EBEL | The new launch

Swiss luxury watch brand EBEL is excited to announce that it will add a touch of shine to the EBEL Sport Classic collection with three new models. The EBEL Sport Classic collection stands for iconic glamour, featuring unique and perfect integration between the case with its five signature screws and the distinctive wave links of the bracelet. The watches from this collection are true statement pieces that reflect a new twist for this iconic line – a luxurious, sport-chic inspired addition to any …



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Fall in love with the most expensive high-end timepiece

With the unveiling of Serpenti Misteriosi Romani (below), Bvlgari introduces the most expensive high-end timepiece ever made, with a cost of almost two million Euros. Truly spectacular, this one of a kind creation comprises a massive number of precious stones — the snakehead is crowned with a 10-carat Sri Lankan sapphire and a total of more than 60 carats of diamonds and 35 carats of sapphires form the snake’s body and scales. The magnificent piece echoes Bvlgari’s Roman roots, emblematic of anc …



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Fine Jewellery, Costume Jewellery and Fashion Jewellery

The business of Luxury is increasingly expanding globally with Jewellery, cosmetics and fashion accessories in general dominating consumer spending for both Women and Men. What are some of the fundamental elements to consider when choosing the right Jewellery elements to complement your dress code particularly when it comes Fine Jewellery, Costume Jewellery and Fashion Jewellery. Often there is so much confusion around what falls under costume, fashion or even fine Jewellery. It is important to …



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Fine Jewelry, Costume Jewelry and Fashion Jewelry

The business of Luxury is increasingly expanding globally with jewelry, cosmetics and fashion accessories in general dominating consumer spending for both Women and Men. What are some of the fundamental elements to consider when choosing the right jewelry elements to complement your dress code particularly when it comes Fine Jewelry, Costume Jewelry and Fashion Jewelry. Often there is so much confusion around what falls under costume, fashion or even fine jewelry.  It is important to now because …



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Frederique Constant introduces a new dark grey Classic Worldtimer Manufacture variation

The Worldtimer timepiece is a must-have for many watch aficionados allowing them to keep track of time everywhere in the world at once. After the first Frederique Constant Worldtimer launch in 2012, the watch stood proudly as one of the brand’s best-selling Manufacture watches. Since then, the Worldtimer has come in a range of 11 models featuring a wide colour palette. In 2019, yet another colour variation of this elegant and sophisticated traveling watch is unveiled: a dark grey design of the w …



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Frederique Constant reinvents the Smart Classic

These two new Horological Smartwatch additions are made for men who want more than to just be able to consult the time on their wrist with a quartz watch. It is meant for customers that look for exciting user’s experience such as dynamic coaching, sleep monitoring, Worldtimer function, activity tracking, get-active alerts, always-on time & date function giving plenty of information to aid self-improvement through features that can be individually adjusted. Design is also the primary strength …



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Hermés and the new Double Strap

Heure H is adorned with an interchangeable double tour strap featuring a perforated decoration in apricot, vermilion, black or etoupe colours.



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Hermès is Moonstruck

Cosmic and dreamlike. Setting foot on the moon and losing one’s sense of time and space. The new Arceau L’heure de la lune watch offers a unique vision of Earth’s satellite with the simultaneous display of moon phases in both northern and southern hemispheres. Two mobile counters gravitate on a meteorite or aventurine dial, revealing mother-of-pearl moons in step with an exclusive module, coupled with a Manufacture Hermès movement. An offbeat expression of a classic horological complication, the …



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Introducing the New Ocean Tide Collection

In Mauritius once or twice a year at a low tide the coral reef is exposed, revealing the undersea workd in its true colours.  



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Introducing: Chronomaster El Primero C.01

Zenith announces its collaboration with Silicon Valley based collector’s club ‘Collective’ for the launch of a limited edition Chronomaster El Primero This year, to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the legendary El Primero movement, Zenith has collaborated with Collective to create a unique edition of the Chronomaster El Primero, made available exclusively to the group’s members. The group is comprised of creatives, executives and makers, many of whom are in tech and live in Silicon Valley …



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Jewels from the Indian Ocean

Chrysoprase Drop Earrings | Sea Horse Pendant | Sea Urchin Spine Earrings | grande Sea Urchin Ring



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KiiRA African fine jewellery

  Fashion & Online Editors – Do you have a gift guide feature coming up? or are you looking for the perfect holiday gifts for the fast approaching Festive Season? INTABA COLLECTION A collection inspired by the iconic Table Mountain Silhouette in Cape Town. KiiRA’s top-selling range, Intaba Collection is perfect for the fast approaching gifting season. The Intaba collection consists of 14 pieces, items are available in silver and gold and the collection is made up of bracelets, necklaces …



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Louis Vuitton LV Volt

  L for Legend, V for Vibration. L for Light, V for Vision. L for Louis, V for Vuitton. The new LV Volt jewellery collection by Artistic Director, Watches and Jewellery for Louis Vuitton, Francesca Amfitheatrof, puts the spotlight on the capital L and V letters. These iconic initials are a metaphor for movement, an allegory for momentum, an apologia for the essential and a symbol of speed. Together they form an architectural design whose main lines become a unit of measurement in a universa …



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Phenomenal Trailblazer Helen Viljoen in the Business of Luxury Jewellery

We need more female entrepreneurs – go for it, babe!  It starts with self-belief and guts. According to Sarah Blakely, self-made dollar billionaire and founder of Spanx, “Everyone has had a million dollar idea, you just have to start!” Helen Viljoen shares her inspirational story of her business journey her challenges and lessons we can draw learning from.  Driving a successful business in luxury, she is a force to reckon. Her brand Nebü is not only making waves locally but creating attractions …



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Shimansky Patented Diamond Cut, Officially The World’s Most Brilliant

Shimansky Jewellers Founder & CEO, Yair Shimansky’s relentless pursuit of the perfect diamond cut has borne many patents and innovations that celebrate the true fire at the heart of every diamond and set Shimansky diamonds apart as the most dazzling gifts to celebrate special occasions. In independent tests an international, independent diamond grading laboratory, the Shimansky signature Brilliant 10 diamond cut scored up to 25% more brilliance when compared to a round brilliant cut diamond. …



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Shimansky Patented Diamond Cut, Officially The World’s Most Brilliant

Shimansky Jewellers Founder & CEO, Yair Shimansky’s relentless pursuit of the perfect diamond cut has borne many patents and innovations that celebrate the true fire at the heart of every diamond and set Shimansky diamonds apart as the most dazzling gifts to celebrate special occasions. In independent tests an international, independent diamond grading laboratory, the Shimansky signature Brilliant 10 diamond cut scored up to 25% more brilliance when compared to a round brilliant cut diamond. …



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TAG Heuer and Porsche take racing to the next level

TAG Heuer and Porsche enter a long-term agreement for their Formula E engagement, as the Swiss luxury watchmaker becomes Title and Timing Partner. The Porsche works entry into the ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2019/2020 will be under the name of TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team. Both brands can look back on many shared achievements throughout their history of involvement in motor racing. For Porsche, a noteworthy highlight is the “TAG-Turbo made by Porsche” which powered Formula 1 cars in the 1 …



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TAG HEUER CELEBRATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ICONIC MONACO WATCH WITH A STAR STUDDED YACHT PARTY

TAG Heuer continued its 50th anniversary celebrations of the Monaco timepiece at the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, the legendary event that gave the watch its name in 1969, with an exclusive party on Saturday evening. Hosted on the TAG Heuer Yacht, moored in the bay of the Principality, the party was attended by Patrick Dempsey, Bella Hadid, Winnie Harlow, Jourdan Dunn, Kai Lenny and Jean-Eric Vergne. Guests enjoyed cocktails, evening dinner and a live performance by DJ Bob Sinclair. Earlier in t …



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TAG Heuer honours the South African national rugby team with the Springboks Limited Edition Aquaracer

Combining advanced watchmaking technology with a longstanding commitment to rugby, the avant-garde Swiss watchmaker introduces a new piece dedicated to the Springboks Ever the pioneer, in 1892 Edouard Heuer filed the first patent for a watertight case in the history of watchmaking. It was an immediate success. Since that time the Aquaracer, a collection created in 2003, has continued to evolve, becoming a sports watch beloved by men and women alike. Also cherished by TAG Heuer, this highly techn …



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TAG HEUER SHIFTS INTO HIGH GEAR

TAG HEUER SHIFTS INTO HIGH GEAR WITH REVAMPED CARRERA LADY TIMEPIECES Cara Delevigne The refined and feminine Carrera Lady watches have been emboldened with an elegant design, while staying true to the Carrera line’s daring personality and iconic heritage.   Elegant and enduring, the Carrera Lady timepiece features a new design that enhances the entire 36 mm collection. From bold colours to the improved readability of the dial, the revamped Carrera Lady timepieces, available with a quartz o …



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Technical & True

Ready for anything, anytime, anywhere, I.N.O.X. Titanium is a timepiece that’s built to withstand extremes. Comfort and resistance Its hypoallergenic titanium case makes this watch extremely comfortable and lightweight to wear, and this is attached to a strap of either genuine rubber. The whole? A perfect balance of material comfort and resistance. Technical Soul in a Confident Exterior A high-tech spec and directional craftsmanship mean the I.N.O.X. Titanium 43 mm is a future horological icon i …



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The Moon that escaped from the Scarf in Arceau Petite Lune

Within its elegant 38 mm steel case, polished or set with 70 diamonds, the Arceau Petite Lune watch conceals various playful and singular details. The sparkling white dial sprinkled with pearl grey numerals features a mischievous Moon that appears to have escaped from a Hermès silk scarf. Classicism tinged with whimsical fancy that naturally draws the gaze. Since its creation by Henri d’Origny in 1978,  the Arceau watch has effectively mingled  understated elegance with distinctive touches.  Its …



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THE SEARCH FOR SA’S MOST ENTERPRISING WOMEN IS ON! 

  Entries now open for the SANTAM Women of the Future Awards 2020 in association with FAIRLADY & TRUE LOVE Santam, FAIRLADY and, for the first time this year, TRUELOVE Magazine, have partnered up in the search to find the best female entrepreneurs in the country! If you have just started out or have been running your own business for a while, now is the time to enter this prestigious competition. Also new to the awards this year is our co-sponsor, Lulalend, who are all about providing f …



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Top South African women to judge the 2020 Santam Women of the Future Awards in association with FAIRLADY and TRUELOVE

Santam, FAIRLADY and TRUELOVE Magazines have partnered up in the search to find the best female entrepreneurs in the country: three amazing women who are creating opportunities for others and boosting South Africa`s economy by setting up their own businesses. The panel of respected judges presiding over the awards are:  Professor Thuli Madonsela Chair of Social Justice at Stellenbosch University & Founder of Social Justice M-Plan and the Thuma Foundation, Professor Madonsela has been part of …



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TORIC QUANTIÈME PERPÉTUEL RÉTROGRADE

Parmigiani Fleurier has taken one of the very finest complications – the perpetual calendar – and placed it at the heart of its most classic, timeless watch: the Toric. With a precision moon phase and retrograde perpetual date, this watch is the most complex and accomplished of calendar timepieces. THE PF333 MOVEMENT The perpetual date function automatically adjusts the date to precisely the number of days in each month, including February and its varying length over the course of the leap year …



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ULYSSE NARDIN XPLORES DARING MATERIALS TO ADORN ITS FOUR NEW EXECUTIVE FREE WHEEL LIMITED EDITIONS

STRAW MARQUETRY, AVENTURINE, OSMIUM AND CARBONIUM® GOLD: THE GRAVITY-DEFYING FREE WHEEL’S STRUCTURE IS A DELIGHT TO THE EYE. The Ulysse Nardin’s Executive Tourbillon Free Wheel is a poem of mechanical mastery, a symphony of aesthetic artistry and a highly functional work of art. A tour de force in mechanical watchmaking, the Free Wheel has a fantastically futuristic movement that makes it the Swiss watch manufacture’s most refined and audacious timepiece to date. Today, Ulysse Nardin gives a new …



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ZENITH PILOT COLLECTION STEP OUT IN BLACK AND BLUE

The brand with the guiding star is complementing the retro look and sporting appeal of its Pilot collection with two distinctive new black and blue interpretations. Created for modern-day adventurers, whether taking to the skies or hitting the highway café racer style, Zenith’s Pilot timepieces are the perfect embodiment of the adventurous spirit propelling the aviation pioneers that the Manufacture has accompanied since the early days of flight. With its intense colours and fine proportions, th …



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