The most important "art" exhibitions of watches and jewelry are usually held in large museums. Damiani's jewelry collections are on display at the State Historical Museum in Moscow, the Serpenti Form exhibition, including Bulgari jewelry, is held at the Museum of Art and Science in Singapore, and a collection of Indian jewelry is located in the Venetian Doge's Palazzo. However, a lot of interesting jewelry and watch exhibits are found in the windows of boutiques and department stores.
10 world boutiques
September 16-30, 2017
The Swiss manufactory has organized a grandiose exhibition project Globetrotter of its vintage watches in 10 boutiques in different cities of the world at once, and each of them has its own curator-collector and its own theme. In Paris, classic models will be shown, in Geneva - the most important inventions, in Munich - military watches, in Dubai - models for sailing and diving, in Sydney - sports, in Hong Kong and Venice - watches related to cars; in Tokyo and Miami - designer models, and in Singapore will bring the collection "Formula 1". In total, up to 400 historic TAG Heuer models will be on display.
1 of 3 Autavia reveal (Venice) © TAG Heuer Carrera Gold reveal (Singapore) © TAG Heuer Mareographe reveal (Dubai) © TAG Heuer Press Office
Tiffany & Co.
boutique on Petrovka
10 September - 10 November 2017
New Tiffany & Co. on Petrovka he barely had time to open the doors, and an exhibition of historical products of the legendary jewelry house is already taking place within its walls. More precisely, even two exhibitions. The first - "Diamond Accents" - combines historical jewelry, watches and other items with diamonds from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Hairpins and egrets, bottles for smelling salt and cigarette cases, a wide variety of costume and corsage jewelry are eloquent witnesses to the life of their contemporaries. The second part "Beyond the Boundary" is devoted to a wide variety of cuts, ranging from the ancient "rose" and the classic "pear", "baguette", "marquise" to the combined types found in platinum brooches Tiffany & Co. 1909-1919.
© Tiffany & Co. Press Office
Galerie Lafayettes Hausmann
September 20 - October 10
In honor of the 70th anniversary of Dior, the famous Parisian department store has placed 11 showcases at the disposal of the French fashion house. They will feature 23 unique pieces of clothing and accessories specially created by Maria Grazia Chiuri and other designers for the anniversary of the house. The showcase theme is I Feel Blue, so all exhibits are marked in blue. In addition to the Lady Dior bag and Dior So Real Pop glasses with blue lenses, here you can see the La Mini D de Dior watch with a blue strap and Rose des Vents jewelry with a blue sapphire instead of a diamond. Let us remind you that at the same time a large-scale exhibition "Christian Dior: Couturier of Dreams" is being held at the Les Arts Decoratifs Museum.
© Dior Press Service
boutique in Geneva
until the end of September 2017
The Geneva boutique of the oldest watch manufacturer is hosting the Reflections of Time exhibition dedicated to the art of table clocks. It includes unique Art Deco masterpieces with rich crystal and ornamental stones, as well as modern Arca tabletop installations, made in the tradition of the 1930s.
© Vacheron Constantin Press Service
Hôtel de Sully
September 30 - October 16
The Omega watch brand continues to acquaint the whole world with the women's page of its history. The Her Time exhibition of exclusively female models of watches has already visited Milan, Moscow, Shanghai, Sydney, and now it has reached Paris. This retrospective reflects not only the evolution in the world of watch movements, but also in the life of the weak half of humanity. Here you can see a Lepine pendant watch from 1906, a watch with a secret, jewelery models in the spirit of Art Deco, Medicus watches with a central second hand invented for nurses, the first automatic Ladymatic models, a piece with baguette orange topaz from the mid 1950s and a popular collection Constellation. The exhibition was held in the 17th century Sully mansion.
1) Women's watch Omega de ville prestige dewdrop, 2015
2) Very rare Omega jewelry wristwatch for the French market, 1946
3) Omega Art Deco Jewelry Watch, 1940
4) The first women's wristwatch Omega, 1906
5) Omega Lépine pendant watch in Art Nouveau style, 1910
The Swatch Group watch multibrand has organized a thematic exhibition of more than 50 models with a tourbillon in its interiors (the complication directly indicates the sign above the watch boutique). A complex mechanism that increases the accuracy of the watch was invented and patented by Abraham-Louis Breguet on the 7th Messidor of the IX year according to the republican calendar (June 26, 1801 - according to our chronology). For more than two hundred years, the design of the tourbillon carriage itself rotating around its axis (its weight does not exceed one gram) has not changed much and still requires the craftsman to provide the utmost precision in manual assembly and polishing. It is very rare to see so many outstanding tourbillons at once!
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The whole showcase is given to Breguet tourbillons (Tradition Grande Complication with fusée, ultra-thin and double tourbillons). The exhibition also presents several Omega models with a central tourbillon, Blancpain tourbillons (this is the only brand that produces wristwatches with a carousel mechanism) and Glashutte Original, and even a Swatch watch in a plastic case with a special rotating mechanism that makes two full revolutions per hour. around its axis.
Boutique on Petrovka
11 - 31 October
The Schaffhausen-based manufactory begins preparations for its 150th anniversary, which it will celebrate next year. Nine historical models from the Da Vinci collection were brought to Moscow. The line of classic, elegant watches dates back to 1969, but goes far deeper. The key piece of Da Vinci's Heritage is the hand-wound Savonnette women's pocket watch (1914). The latest exhibit is the 2008 Da Vinci Chronograph from a limited edition dedicated to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
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Ladies' chronograph da Vinci, 1995
Chronograph Edition Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, 2008
Ladies watch, 1967
Da Vinci SL-Automatic, 1998