Traditionally, on the press day of March 22nd, on the eve of Baselworld's opening to the general public, Fawaz Gruosi threw a cocktail with a DJ set - even in Basel he has some of the best parties! The theme this time was California: hence the palm trees in the window decorations, convertibles in video clips broadcast on the columns, cocktails with umbrellas and guacamole with nachos. The main participants of the party were funny jewelry animals from the Crazymals collection, famous for cocktail rings and pendants in the shape of pigs in sunglasses or monkeys with piercings in their ears. They were the heroes of video clips, decorated shop windows, and they were shown by models parading among the guests.
For Basel, Gruosi has updated not only the collection of funny animals. Classic home collections have also been replenished with new decorations. So, Allegra added toi e moi rings and bracelets and transformer earrings, Ventaglio - lace pendants, rings and asymmetric bracelets (and the latter are especially good), and Onde - bulky earrings and rings of a design unusual for this collection.
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The color scheme for these three updates has been rather restrained, with a predominance of colorless diamonds (solo or in combination with black diamonds and sapphires). Summer cheerful color combinations remain for the Boule collection, with new earrings, bracelets and rings.
5 hour anniversaries
30 years, of course, not 300 years, - are confident in the Chanel watch division. But even in this short period of time, the house managed to work fruitfully on the watch field and even create its own in-house calibers. For example, Caliber 2 for ladies watch Premiere Camellia Skeleton in the shape of an openwork volumetric camellia flower. The base model has a black ADLC coating, while the more precious version has a skeletonized caliber covered with diamonds.
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The most expensive (€ 200,000) will be a watch with a bezel covered with ruby baguettes. For the 30th anniversary of the watch business, Chanel has renewed its main collections: the Boy. Friend Tweed watch received a bracelet in blackened steel or beige gold, the Premiere - a chain bracelet with a red leather cord, and the iconic J12 model appeared for the first time with a mother-of-pearl dial.
House of Chopard, a longtime partner of the Mille Miglia, marks the 90th anniversary of the famous Italian car race from Brescia to Rome. The design of the Mille Miglia Classic XL 90th Anniversary Limited Edition chronograph embodies the fast silhouettes of the Ferrari 250 GTO and Alfa Romeo 6C, the sensual curves of Aston Martin, and the design features of the Porsche 550RS.
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Hidden under the "dashboard" of the dial is the manual-winding chronograph caliber LUC Caliber 03.07-L. Another important date is associated with the 15th anniversary of the classic car rally, which Chopard holds annually in Moscow. Registration is already open on the event website.
In addition to the 185th anniversary - and this is how many years ago Auguste Agassi organized a company for the production and sale of watches in Saint-Imier - the Longines watchmaker celebrates the 90th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's non-stop flight across the Atlantic. In the 1930s, the pilot, together with the watch company, developed navigation devices - the original The Hour Angle Watch is kept in the Longines Museum in Saint-Imier.
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90 models from the limited edition The Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch 90th Anniversary feature hour angle measurement. The rotating central part of the dial allows synchronization of the second hand with the radio signal of the exact time.
Omega celebrates 60 years of the legendary Speedmaster. The 1957 model was originally conceived as a tool to help racers, but later went through a series of NASA tests and went to conquer space, and in 1969 visited the moon.
Speedmaster Broad Arrow 1957; Speedmaster 38 mm; Speedmaster Racing Master Chronometer © Omega Press Service
For 60 years more than 35 different "speedmasters" have been produced, including a model in honor of the Soviet-American space mission, to commemorate the success of the Apollo 13 mission, a watch created with the participation of Michael Schumacher. The Speedmaster 60th Anniversary Limited Edition 38.6mm is an exact replica of the original 1957 model (first used digital scanning technology).
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They are part of the Omega 1957 Trilogy Limited Editions technical watch trilogy along with the Seamaster 300 and the Railmaster - and produced in 3,557 pieces. The trio of retro steel models are packed in a gift case with spare straps and a tool to adjust them.
The 1957 Speedmaster, Seamaster 300 and Railmaster Trilogy © Omega Press Service
In the same 1957, the Hamilton Ventura watch in an unusual triangular case was born. It was the first electronic clock to run on a battery. All 60th anniversary models - the classic pair, the denim-printed watch and the avant-garde skeleton - are marked with an electric snake on the dial.
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Hours of the day - Dior Grand Soir Botanic
On the dial of the new watch, precious sculptures of fancy colors made of gold, opals, multi-colored sapphires, rubies, emeralds, and malachite were placed. You can take a closer look at the outlandish creatures using a magnifying glass. It also serves as a winding key, which can be used to correct the time on the back of the case - after all, the watch does not have a crown. The Dior Grand Soir Botanic series includes eight unique models with quartz movements.
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