The new Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT is the noble custodian of the first Zenith aviators.
Very generous with its diameter of 48 mm, it features all the visual features: a large fluted crown and screwed imposing Arabic numerals composed entirely of white Superluminova as an hour and a matte black large dial indicator.
A background which perfectly as loose needles finely crafted black satin ruthenium Superluminova.
The full background, meanwhile, consists of a medallion bearing the likeness of an aircraft Bleriot and the words: Watch Aircraft Type 20 – ZENITH Flying Instruments. On the side of the casing, eye registrations of the Swiss Civil Aviation blink appears marked HB followed by a number referring to the serial number of the part.
Inspired by the legendary Zenith aviation watches.
In London England, a gorgeous rare blue diamond has sold at auction for about $9.6 million dollars according to auctioneer Bonhams. This is equivalent to about $1.8 million dollars per carat, thus breaking the world record for value purchased per carat on any diamond.
Originally crafted by Italian jeweler designer Bulgari in 1965, the bright blue diamond is set in a diamond ring and is 5.3 carats. The high cost is due to the diamonds rare colour. The diamond described as “fancy deep-blue”, with itensity of colour comes from less than 1 percent of all diamonds mined according to Bonhams.
Of course there are other unique diamond colours such as red diamonds. Designer jewelry brand Graff Diamonds purchased this beauty. What would you do if you owned this rare blue diamond?
In the wake of Baselworld 2013, Bell & Ross launches the Vintage Sport Heritage line to pay tribute to the 60’s and associates with Dassault-Falcon to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Falcon jet.
VINTAGE SPORT HERITAGE PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE FALCON’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY
THE ANNIVERSARY SERIES: THE VINTAGE FALCON
BR 123 & BR 126 SPORT HERITAGE
BR 123 & BR 126 FALCON
Today EBEL has unveiled their new partnership with fashion blogger Kristina Bazan.
Based in Switzerland, Bazan heads her blog Kayture. Kayture is dedicated to fashion, beauty and travel.
In her latest post titled ‘A Day In Geneva With Ebel’ Kristina spends the day in Geneva and beautifully incorporates the Ebel X-1 white ceramic and rose gold watch with her outfit.
On Kayture, Kristina expresses her enthusiasm about working with EBEL. “They are very discrete, but yet the quality of their watches is incredible, so working with their team is definitely great for us and we can’t wait to share the experience with you!”
Classic Creations can’t wait to follow Kayture and EBEL!
The NBA’s lead scorer of 2013 Carmelo Anthony is turning his love for watches into a new job.
The New York Knicks superstar forward will serve as co-founder, editor and columnist for Haute Time magazine.
Haute Time Magazine is a publication devoted to luxury watches. Haute Living publishers Seth Semilof and Kamal Hotchandani teamed up with their friend, NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony, to found this new magazine based on their passion for the haute horlogerie.
Co-founder Carmelo Anthony’s “Watch of the Day” on Instagram has more than 1 million followers. Haute Time will discuss watch industry trends styles and of course feature new watches.
The first issue features a cover story with Tony Robbins, self-help author and motivational speaker. Robbins discusses his career, stories from his celebrity clients and his personal watch collection.
“Whether you’re at the start of your journey or you’re already a collector, Haute Time will get your heart racing,” Anthony said in a press release. At Classic Creations we are sure this venture will be a huge success, but only time will tell.
Creating a definite showstopper, American Fashion designer Zac Posen has designed a 24-karat gold gown.
To commence Magnum’s new gold ice cream bar, this dazzling $1.5 million sequins dress was made to look like melting ice cream.
Posen stated, “Creating my first-ever 24-karat gold dress was a truly priceless experience. I’m naturally drawn to luxury and love to push my creativity, so the design process of creating a couture dress made of gold was thrilling.”
He also added, “I pulled inspiration from Magnum Gold?! for the dress design… the train reminds me of melting ice cream. The dress is so decadent.”
The 24-karat gold dress will debut on April 18th at the Tribeca Film Festival. The $1.5 million dress will appear in the movie As Good As Gold.
The Magnum Gold ice cream bar is made of vanilla bean with swirls of caramel sea salt and coated with milk chocolate golden chocolate.
Twenty-five years after its creation, CHANEL offers a new breed of life to the Montre Première watch. The CHANEL Première watch, inspired by the N°5 Pefume bottle stopper and the Place Vendôme, was created exclusively for women.
This dazzling new watch collection accentuates the brand’s iconic chain strap. Available in steel, yellow gold and diamond set steel, each design is distinguishably CHANEL, highlighting the most exquisite detailing, including mother of pearl and black lacquered dials and more than a generous amount of diamonds. The watch is available in two dimensions, 20x28x6.6 mm and 16x22x6.2 mm
Whether by steel or gold, with or without diamonds, the subtle pattern of the French house boasts unrivaled elegance. This is a classic design that can accompany both everyday casual, and in the evening performances.
March 24 is a special day for historians and jewellery collectors as the engagement ring that French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte gave to his first wife Empress Josephine will be part of an auction at the Osenat Auction House in southern Paris.
The two were wed on March 9, 1796, eight years before Napoleon was crowned Emperor of France. At the time of the proposal, the soon-to-be Emperor had little money to spare, and as a result, the engagement ring is considered “a very ordinary one” according to jewellery experts. This could explain why the Auction House expects the rare 18th century ring will sell for approximately $20,000.
Despite being considered ordinary, the ring is made of two one carat gems and designed in antiquated beauty. One of the gems is a clear diamond, the other is a blue sapphire – and both are equally cut into teardrop shapes nestled next to each other.
The marriage between Napoleon and Josephine was popular in France, and remains topical in various history books. Napoleon spent the first few years of their marriage at war, leading the French armies against other nations. Throughout this time, Napoleon sent love letters back to his bride in order to convey his passionate feelings – an excerpt of one will be displayed with the engagement ring at the Auction House.
“I am going to bed with my heart full of your adorable image. I cannot wait to give you proofs of my ardent love. To live within Josephine is to live in the Elysian Fields. Kisses on your mouth, your eyes, your breast, everywhere, everywhere.”
All jewellery collectors are invited to take part in the auction, and bid for a jewellery piece that represents history, passion, and above all, beauty.
Canadian coffee drinkers are wrapped up in the Roll Up The Rim contest, eager to spend a few dollars for the chance to win cash prizes, a shiny new barbecue, or even a Toyota Rav4s. However, Jaimie Baisley is likely the only person to roll up the rim and ‘win’ a diamond engagement ring.
Jaimie has dated her now fiancé Jeff Chapman for over a year with both of them being Tim Horton’s coffee lovers. Jeff woke Jaimie in their bedroom on Saturday March 9 with two cups of coffee, and the couple spent the morning watching TV together. Jaimie finished her cup and rolled up the rim, but luck was not on her side. Jeff then handed Jaimie his cup and suggested she roll up his rim to see if she would have better luck.
“It looked like he already rolled it up, so I wasn’t expecting anything.”
Jaimie not expecting anything was the whole point. Jeff had rolled up the rim before getting back to the apartment and inserted a small piece of paper that read ‘Will you marry me?’ hidden underneath the rim. Jaimie admitted that she was shocked, but the shock turned to excitement when Jeff then went the traditional route – he got down on one knee and pulled out the engagement ring.
Jeff says Jaimie had been expecting a proposal for some time, and he knew he didn’t want to propose in a clichéd location that she would expect. He decided to use their mutual love of Tim Horton’s and the Roll Up The Rim contest to his advantage because as he says:
“I wanted to guarantee her the biggest win of all.”
Will you be watching the Grammys this weekend? This year’s event will mark the 55th anniversary of the Grammy Awards, and the third year that the Grammys parent company the Recording Academy, is in a partnership with Gucci Timepieces.
The arrangement has helped create the Gucci Grammy watch, which includes a bold leather wrist strap – featuring the gramophone symbol of the Grammys displayed on the cuff – and a stylish stainless steel case.
However, this year’s partnership extends beyond the customized watch. Gucci will help the Recording Academy discover talented young singers to participate in the Grammy Camp, a special summer camp for high school students with a passion for singing.
Gucci will help find 10 exceptionally talented teenage singers, who will have an opportunity to travel to New York or Los Angeles for the Grammy Camp this summer. The camps are meant to help gifted students sharpen their musical talents by working with professionals in the music business. These experts will serve as mentors for the young campers in order to teach how to write music, and how to record songs in a studio. At the end of the summer, students will sing in a special concert to show off everything they learned throughout the camp.
Timepiece and jewellery designers are constantly looking for new charities and good causes like the Grammy Camp to support, and we would love to hear about more ideas. Visit our Facebook page to tell us what other good causes our designers can participate in, and hopefully we can help more people fulfill their dreams.
Winter may be sticking around for a few more months, but that hasn’t stopped us from finding upcoming jewellery designs for the spring. The season of rebirth and rejuvenation is rife with brightness and colours, so it makes sense that the renewal season’s jewellery will be both bold and vibrant.
Many jewellers will craft pieces that represent ancient tribes such as turquoise gemstones, which ancient civilizations believed changed colours based upon the health of the wearer. These kinds of gemstones were considered one of the first gems mined in ancient history, and it was believed they had the power to protect wearers from evil influences.
Necklaces and chains are also expected to be a popular item this spring, especially pieces that are lined with bright colours. Beads, bracelets, and rings made of material such as rope or leather also have potential to take the spring market by storm, and in line with the spring theme – the brighter the better.
Fashion gurus expect Egyptian apparel will be stylish this spring, and includes dresses that are emblazoned with golden trinkets that model after ancient styles. Golden studded jewellery around the neck, on the wrist, or even in the form of anklets also compliments the bold dresses adequately.
Do you think these are good selection for the spring, or would you look for something different?
Classic Creations attended the annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) luxury watch event hosted in Geneva, Switzerland. For over two decades, the SIHH has served as a gathering and a celebration of timepieces that exceed the standard of excellence. Representatives of our Classic Creations family are attending the event, as we share the stylistic philosophy of the SIHH to craft quality timepieces that respect traditional designs.
The SIHH is held every year at the Geneva Palexpo, located close to the Geneva International Airport and is accessible using the Cointrin railway. The SIHH is attended by some of the biggest names in luxury timepieces, such as Montblanc or Baume et Mercier. The event attracted over 12,000 attendees from countries all over the world.
SIHH is for watch enthusiasts who delight in building collections of luxury timepieces, and are always looking for the newest designs to add to their prestige sets. We have been looking forward to this prestigious event, and are eagerly anticipating the latest styles that the world’s finest watchmakers have created.
Check out Classic Creations on Instagram for some live pictures of the event.