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4 Welcome Letter

64 Patek Philippe: Major Impact

6 Anniversary: Baselworld at 100

66 Watch Reissues: Going Back in Time

8 Pantone Color Report

70 Trends: Vibrant Versatility

10 Hamilton Happenings

72 Atom Moore: In Sharp Focus

16 Chantecler: 70 Years of Jewelry & Capri

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19 The Hamilton Wish List 44 Designer Profile: Jade Trau 46 Interiors: For All of the Marbles 48 New & Noteworthy 50 Culture: Artful Giving 52 Spotted: As Seen On… 56 Design: Rising Above Time 58 From the Runways 61 Snappy Comeback: The Return of the Polaroid 62 Exclusives: Breitling Navitimer 01 Blacksteel LJRG Limited Edition

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LISA MENGHI A S S O C I AT E P U B L I S H E R MICHELLE BROWN DESIGNER JEAN-NICOLE VENDITTI D I R EC TO R O F P RO DU C T I O N PEG EADIE D I R EC TO R O F P R E P R E S S JOHN FRASCONE Jewelry has been enlarged to show detail. Due to the fluctuating prices of diamonds, gold and platinum, prices are subject to change without notice and may vary depending on size, quality and availability. While we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information in this

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elcome to the holiday 2017 issue of Hamilton’s ACCENT Magazine. This has proven to be an exciting year for our company, with several noteworthy events and announcements.

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doubled since the early 2000s. Clearly, niversally considered the the 220 Swiss exhibitors at the show world’s most extraordinary have done a brilliant job blending trade show, Baselworld innovation and tradition, drawing on brings together the industry’s most their rich heritage and adding more exalted jewelry and watch brands to accessible price points to engage a showcase their exquisite offerings younger generation. Turning time into for the coming year. Just as objects of beauty, Swiss watchmakers important, store owners, buyers, continue to pursue their quest for designers and top industry execs technical, functional and aesthetic from around the world show up innovation. annually to brainstorm ideas and Says Hank Siegel, “We’ve attended exchange information—on business, this show since 1980. Hamilton has on fashion and on time! It’s an ABOVE: many important long-term relationships exhilarating meeting place, Anne Russell and Hank Siegel at Baselworld. with Swiss watch brands (with Rolex impossible to visit without feeling totally inspired by the beauty, precision and creativity of our since 1946, with Patek Philippe since 1938, with Breitling ever-evolving industry. This 100th edition of Baselworld in since the 1980s). Baselworld allows us to see new product March attracted 1,300 exhibitors from 40 countries, 106,000 launches and plan marketing and events around new items. This helps us better communicate with our watch collectors international buyers and 4,400 journalists. That said, it’s been a tough few years for Swiss watch and enthusiasts.” The Siegel family has positioned store exports: despite their 60 percent share of watch business strategy around product, service and education. “Our longworldwide, they’ve been challenged by a strong Swiss franc term focus is quality and creativity. Product design inspires and political and economic uncertainty around the globe. In our imagination and excites our customers. The visual order to stay relevant, luxury watch brands must now track displays in Basel are awe-inspiring and totally enhance the social changes as well as fashion and financial fluctuations. watches, generating ideas for special events and themes that Nevertheless, business for Swiss watchmakers has almost we often go on to use in our stores.” BY KAREN ALBERG GROSSMAN

Hank Siegel’s Baselworld Watch Picks: 1. The new Rolex Sky-Dweller in stainless steel is destined to become the next Daytona. Whereas Rolex is known for its professional performance watches rather than for fancy complications, this watch is special, featuring an annual calendar, GMT function, and a most interesting setting mechanism that requires only rotating the bezel. It’s sharp looking, and a steal at $14,400 in stainless (vs. $40,000 to $50,000 in gold).

2. The Rolex Cellini line, known for classic-looking, quiet watches, just introduced its first moon phase edition. It’s a real beauty! We loved the use of alternative metals, including a beautiful golden copper. 3. Patek Philippe had several great introductions, including their Ref. 5320G with a new perpetual calendar. With a cream-colored ceramic dial, it’s a classic nostalgia look that recalls the 1940s and ’50s. Very elegant!

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GRENADINE This powerful ruby red elicits a sense of confidence and packs a punch alongside autumn neutrals. Worn as a bold lip or structured dress, Grenadine is a classic true red that looks amazing on everyone.

TAWNY PORT Autumn is a season of change, often tossing pastels and summer neons for dark, sophisticated colors. Tawny Port is no different; it’s a deep go-to burgundy that doubles as a neutral while remaining a daring color. BALLET SLIPPER A slightly dusty rose that matches a pair of flushed cheeks, Ballet Slipper is the embodiment of the oh-so-trendy ‘millennial pink.’ Worn with darker shades, like Tawny Port, it brightens up an otherwise somber look.

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BUTTERUM Warm and buttery, like its namesake drink, Butterum is a toasty shade that conjures up images of a cozy atmosphere, a crackling fire and a crisp fall breeze. Often found in classic pieces, like woolen coats or cashmere sweaters, this almond hue is a chic and comfy choice.

NAVY PEONY This anchor shade is one of the darker colors in the palette, taking the crown from black as the new neutral. An intense blue, Navy Peony pairs with some of the more natural hues, like Butterum and Neutral Gray.

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NEUTRAL GRAY The shade with the most self-explanatory name, Neutral Gray is the tried-and-true color that can be used as an accent or all over. Taking inspiration from overcast fall mornings, this hue is perfect with any pattern and material. SHADED SPRUCE A punchy jade hue, this shade is often found in the forest, adorning the ever-blooming evergreens. This true autumnal color evokes the feeling of protection and easily completes fall and winter wardrobes.

GOLDEN LIME Another green in the palette, Golden Lime is more of an accent color. This vivid chartreuse is the perfect shade to jazz up a true neutral and add some gold tones to a look.

MARINA This cool-toned blue is a great transition for any leftover summer pieces you want to bring into the new season! Marina adds a fresh feel to some of the darker and gloomy shades that so often fill a fall palette.

AUTUMN MAPLE Jack-o’-lanterns, scarecrows and pumpkin spice lattes: these are a few of autumn’s favorite things! This tawny orange is the quintessential shade that comes to mind when thinking of fall and immediately creates a warm look.

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AN AFTERNOON OF LA DOLCE VITA

With international style icon Emilio Pucci, Hamilton hosted an exclusive luncheon to showcase Italian luxury jeweler Roberto Coin at a private viewing and fashion show at Costa Restaurant in Palm Beach. The luxe event featured style curator Katherine Lande to emcee and commentate on the show, including many details about the evolution of Italian style. While viewing the latest spring 2017 fashions from Pucci and the newest collection from Roberto Coin, dozens of guests enjoyed gourmet fare and spirits during the luncheon.

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A Celebration of Chantecler

70 Years of Jewelry & Capri Seventy years of elegance, creativity, high manufacturing quality, tradition, values and passion. An anniversary to celebrate with the same passion and enthusiasm that marked Chantecler’s birth on a sunny summer day. Chantecler is a high jewelry maison founded in 1947 in Capri, the beautiful island in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea.

Renowned for its virtuosity in creating extremely TGÇŞPGFJCPFETCHVGFLGYGNU YKVJVJGÇŞPGUVOCVGTKCNU this brand from Capri has enchanted international jet-setters, royal families, celebrities and fashion icons since the Dolce Vita era, right after the Second World War, when Italy underwent a unique moment of joy and unrestrained wealth, of passion and levity aimed to overcome the recent atrocities. On this island, where the scent of jasmine is stronger than anywhere else, where the smile of a woman KUYKFGTCPFOQTGEJCTOKPIYJGTGVJGÇŤCXQTQH lemons is unforgettable, the tradition of an old family is perpetuated throughout time. Situated in the Gulf of Naples, Capri extends on an area of 10 square kilometers and is also known as The Blue Island, mainly because of the incredible shade of the sea that surrounds it.

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were the key moment for Capri’s worldwide fame: the after-war years full of joie de vivre, eccentricity and lightheartedness. In this sparkling atmosphere, Capri became the center of the international jet-set, the island of fashion and amusement. The famous Piazzetta di Capri is the cultural center of the island, earning the nickname of “world’s living room.â€? Such a special location was the main inspiration for Chantecler’s RJKNQUQRJ[FGÇŞPGFD[CP epicurean love for life. 6JGÇŞTUVLGYGNT[UVQTG opened by Pietro Capuano and Salvatore Aprea in Capri in 1947, quickly became a must-see for the fashionable visitors populating the island. Liz Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Maria Callas, Rita Hayworth, the Persian Empress Soraya and Princess Grace of Monaco all fell in love with Chantecler jewels, increasing worldwide the notoriety of the brand. Jacqueline Kennedy also became an admirer of the jewels, most noted in 1970 when the Greek ship owner Aristotle Onassis took the former First Lady to Capri and bought her a priceless diamond star. Hamilton is one of very few boutiques VQQHHGTVJKUOCIPKÇŞEGPVEQNNGEVKQP which embodies the beauty of the island with its magical joie de vivre and endless spirit.

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WHO SAYS CLASSIC HAS TO BE ORDINARY? The Heritage Sautoir Necklace on a double diamond strand features a floral drop pendant of marquise and round diamonds, totaling 2.85 carats, and milgrain finishing details. Crafted in 18K white gold. $10,500.

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EARRINGS THAT LEAVE AN IMPRESSION. With a nod to the past courtesy of delicate ďŹ ligree engraving details and a vintage vibe, these diamond treasures are perfect as a standalone statement and are likely to become your new favorite show-stopping pieces. As shown from $4,995.

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A sophisticated and modern design that mixes classic pavĂŠ diamonds with a modern squarededge shape. Rings and bracelets perfect for stacking multiples or wearing as a singular style statement. Available in a variety of widths and carat weights, in 18K white, yellow or rose gold. Collection from $1,895.

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MODERN MEETS MAGICAL. 18K gold open cuff bracelets with invisible hinges are a showcase of contemporary yet timeless design. The open and sinuous shapes are attering and comfortable for any wrist, all while making a classic but bold style statement. As shown from $5,500.

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One of our signature collections, Lisette is a modern interpretation of solitaire jewelry. Our design team ďŹ rst selects ďŹ ne-quality center gemstones or diamonds, and through the intricate art of micro-bead setting surrounds them with smaller brilliant-cut diamonds. Crafted in platinum or 18K gold, the collection is both elegant and classic. Prices upon request.

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DIAMONDS FOR A DIVA. Or any connoisseur seeking an exceptional piece of jewelry. This stunning six-row flexible bracelet features 341 Asscher-cut diamonds totaling over 36 carats, handcrafted in 18K white gold. Fluid and extraordinary, it’s an heirloom piece to cherish for a lifetime. Price upon request.

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RED CARPET READY. A spectacular suite of vivid blue sapphires and diamonds for a striking style statement. The signature necklace features 29 round sapphires, totaling over 41 carats, surrounded by 370 round diamonds with a total weight of 21.09 carats. The ring and earrings are available in a range of sizes, starting at 3 carats. Prices upon request.

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Handcrafted in 18K white gold with a stunning row of sophisticated baguette diamonds, this one-of-a-kind exible bracelet is the epitome of distinction and elegance. Our artisans employed over 20 carats total weight of diamonds, including round brilliant cuts and baguettes, to create this magniďŹ cent piece. Price upon request.

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FROM OUR FANCY COLOR DIAMOND COLLECTION. For centuries, natural color diamonds have been regarded as the world’s most sought-after gems. Featuring a stunning collection of three-stone rings ranging from 7-carat to 20-carat center gems flanked by fancy-cut diamonds set in 18K gold and precious platinum. Prices upon request.

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COVER THE RAINBOW. In vivid hues of pink and blue, these gemstones illuminate and delight. All featuring fancy gem cuts such as briolettes, pears and cushions in spinel and aquamarine, flanked by round diamonds, these pieces are crafted to enjoy forever, in precious platinum. As shown from $7,950.

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Stunning diamond opera-length necklaces to dazzle and delight. With round and fancy-cut diamonds handcrafted in 18K white gold, these pieces make a timeless style statement. As shown from $15,950.

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Baccarat Crystal Harmonie On the Rocks barware set, $990.

William Yeoward Crystal Coco mirrored bar tray, $950.

DRINKS ARE SERVED We have everything to create the perfect bar and entertaining setting.

Baccarat Crystal Mille Nuits Flutissimo set of two champagne utes, $550.

Bar set with four double Old Fashioned glasses and decanter on leather tray, $225.

Baccarat Crystal Cocktail Party in a Box glassware set, $1,450. S H O P

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Simon Pearce Live Love Laugh tealight, $55.

Baccarat Crystal Mille Nuits tall candleholders, boxed set of two, $490.

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Michael Aram Palm hurricane, $425.

Simon Pearce Revere votive, $70. S H O P

Baccarat Crystal Eye Votive, set of two, $430.

Simon Pearce Woodbury hurricane, $195.

William Yeoward Tatiana hurricane, $1,795.

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Chantecler’s everyday extraordinariness gives life to a collection of colorful, full and flowing jewelry called Paillettes, the French word for sequins. Pink gold encircles colored enamel, creating sequined patterns budding into beautiful pale pink, aqua green, black or white flowers. Collection from $2,460.


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Drawing from the beauty and strength of nature, water droplets landing upon water inspire the Mikimoto Splash collection. Pearls and diamonds burst from the center, emulating the natural energy created by splashes of water. Crafted in 18k white gold with Akoya cultured pearls. As shown from $10,000.

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THE BR A ND %VIÂIGXMSRSJ.EHI¸WPMJIWX]PIERHTIVWSREPMX]8LI.EHI8VEY Collection is for women who personify understated style and value practicality. With a deep understanding of the way jewelry should be worn, Jade focuses on creating pieces that wear beautifully and comfortably. Putting her unique spin on meticulously crafted diamond jewelry, she is inspired by both vintage and contemporary designs. The jewelry speaks for itself. Jade’s signature ear cuffs and chic signet rings have FIGSQIJEWXJEZSVMXIWJSVMRXLIORS[[SQIRERHWX]PIMRÂYencers in New York and beyond. Jade’s celebrity following and press interest is growing by the day. With such A-listers as Gwyneth Paltrow, Olivia Munn and Amber Heard wearing her designs, media outlets have taken notice; publications such as Vogue, Marie Claire, W Magazine, Robb Report and more have all paid homage to the brilliant designer’s craft.

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FOR ALL OF THE MARBLES IT IS ONE OF THE MOST COVETED MATERIALS IN THE DESIGN INDUSTRY,

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used for illustrious buildings like the Parthenon and the Taj Mahal and highly sought after for its gorgeously lavish and often multicolored appearance. Marble has always been primarily a luxury material, thanks to its high prices and use in some of the world’s most recognized designs. However, the stone has experienced a revival on the runway in the form of marbleized manicures, beauty products and fashion fabrics.

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“MARBLE’S INFLUENCE CAN NOW BE FOUND IN A VAST ARRAY OF BEAUTY AND FASHION TRENDS.” Beauty gurus and cosmetic brands have welcomed the marble revival with open arms, covering their vanities and HMWTPE]W[MXLER]XLMRKQEVFPI]XLEXXLI]GERÁRH&IEYX] Blender, a popular makeup sponge brand, has just released a marble version of its cult favorite egg-shaped sponge. Other makeup brands like Real Technique, Hourglass, Laura Geller and BH Cosmetics all have marble-themed products as well. For a more wearable trend, marble has made its way into nail salons and vanity tables all over, causing a slew of DIY tutorials and manicure requests. Whether you get one accent marble nail or a full set of marble talons, it’s easier to accomplish than marble lip art! The most common tutorial involved painting your nail a base color (usually white) and dropping dots of color MRXS E GYT SJ [EXIV GVIEXMRK E GSPSV ÁPQ SR XST After swirling the colors together with a toothpick, you would dip your nail in and the marble pattern would adhere! Notable brands like OPI and Essie IEGLGEQISYX[MXLXLIMVS[RTVSHYGXWXSVIÂIGXXLIXVIRH and posted guides on their social media pages with tips on how to easily do marble nails yourself.

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MIKIMOTO Those lucky enough to discover Mikimoto’s beautiful High Jewellery creations remain forever in awe of the brand’s ability to marry the highest-quality pearls with sophisticated design and expert craftsmanship. Always a highlight are rare and natural Conch and Melo pearls surrounded by sparkling diamonds. To give an idea of the rarity of these luscious pink and peach-hued stones, only one in every 100,000 found in nature meets Mikimoto standards; finding a matched set is truly more difficult than locating a needle in a haystack. For those without access to the brand’s one-of-a-kind creations, The Pearl Necklace (Assouline Publishing) is Mikimoto’s newest art book, which tells the story of the pearl necklace throughout time, highlights some of pearls’ most illustrious wearers from Cleopatra to Princess Diana, and instills the importance of Mikimoto’s contribution as “The Originator of Cultured Pearls since 1893.” It leaves the reader with a renewed sense of the beauty and artistry that only Mikimoto has mastered.

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Newport Beach, California. “More often than not, collections are built around the generosity of the community members and patrons in the form of gifts of artwork. For institutions with limited acquisition funds, this is particularly meaningful. “Oftentimes relationships with such patrons develop over time,” she continues, “as shared interests about art and artists and even the role of the museum in a given context evolve. Collectors usually care deeply about the legacy of their gifting, and therefore this mutual respect and understanding creates a partnership that is ultimately rewarding for them as well as the museum and its public.” Private collectors have helped round out the OCMA’s collection by adding new artistic styles and voices. “In recent years, OCMA has been fortunate to receive many artworks from Los Angeles collectors Tracy and Gary Mezzatesta,” Coblentz says, “who made the generous decision to donate significant works to museums throughout the US for public benefit. OCMA happily accepted works by groundbreaking Los Angeles artists who previously were not represented in our collection. “Donated works by women and artists of diverse cultural backgrounds are welcomed additions that round out the collection,” Coblentz continues. “The museum has been able to include some of the Mezzatestas’ donations in recent exhibitions—an indicator of the impact of this gift and its potential to present a more accurate representation of the art of our time.” BY CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD

Generous endowments strengthen museum collections.

Last spring, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s already-staggering collection of artistic achievement spanning the globe and the centuries became even better: Oscar L. Tang donated Riverbank, a 10thcentury Chinese landscape painting considered one of the earliest and most important masterpieces of its kind. Tang is a descendant of the dynasty that bears his name, and his gift significantly enhances the museum’s already impressive array of Asian art. Meanwhile in Kansas City, Missouri, Henry Bloch (the 94year-old founder of H&R Block) donated 29 important Impressionist works by Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The Marion and Henry Bloch Foundation also donated $12 million to renovate museum galleries where the paintings are displayed. And the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida has organized a campaign to encourage giving by creating the 21st Century Society. Looking to appeal to a new generation of private donors, it is led by Gil Maurer and Irene Karp, both museum trustees who have promised important canvases to the museum. Endowed gifts have become increasingly important to museums to support their missions of preservation, education and scholarship, and to ensure they are capable of harnessing the latest technologies for those very purposes. “Museum collections are often a reflection of the communities that support them,” says Cassandra Coblentz, senior curator at the Orange County Museum of Art in

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Philippe Lebru and the art of contemporary clockmaking.

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hen we recently discovered this sculptural collection of wall and tall clocks at the 2017 Watch Fair in Basel, Switzerland, we felt we had stumbled upon something extraordinary. Then when we met its creator, Philippe Lebru, we knew we were face to face with genius! Since 1993, Lebru has been experimenting with oversized, graphic (some say subversive) timepieces, and with the relationship between individuals and time. “I imagined a clock that could rise above time, a clock that would connect the past to the future, tracing a line that defines our relationship to a greater force,” he explains. This greater force, no doubt, is what catapulted the artist to considerable fame. In 2005, his collection was awarded the Grand Prix at France’s Concours Lepine for inventions. He then won a gold medal for horology at the International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva. In 2011, Lebru produced two monumental clocks for the city of Besancon (birthplace of Victor Hugo, Gustave Courbet and Louis Pasteur): one for its high-speed train station and one for its art museum. In 2015, he was commissioned to produce a five-meter-high skeleton clock, the largest in the world, which currently marks the moments in downtown Tokyo. And speaking of commissions, you too can own one of Lebru’s horological masterpieces. Check out his collection online (utinam-manufacture.fr) or send him a photo of your room and he will custom design the perfect piece for your wall. More than mere clocks, these timepieces are unique combinations of art, science, culture and technical prowess. As it is said: “If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.” BY KAREN ALBERG GROSSMAN

CLOCKWORK ORANGE: Lebru’s creations are technical and artistic feats of imagination.

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Snappy Comeback The Return of the Polaroid by Felicia Iannaco The 2000s have been known to embrace the revival of many vintage trends. Record players, restored cars and antique furniture are some of the interests that individuals use today to connect to the past. By far, one of the most popular tools used to catch a glimpse of the glory days is the Polaroid camera. The iconic brand has been providing instant photographs since the 1940s, and despite the development of digital cameras, it remains formidable today.

“Having just celebrated the firm’s 80th anniversary, Polaroid has managed to stay relevant througout its history.”

Having just celebrated the firm’s 80th anniversary, Polaroid has managed to stay relevant throughout its history. The company is continuously evolving and producing innovative photography gear, including new instant print cameras and replicas of the original designs. So what is it that keeps these items hot, even over cameras that don’t require film? We love the vintage vibe. The white frame surrounding a printed photo is representative of Polaroid and the essence of simpler times. Yes, it may be easier to snap a picture on a phone than to lug around a camera, buy the film, load it, take the picture, and shake while waiting for the image to appear. However, it is that exact process that people want; it is a nostalgic experience. For some, it may remind them of their youth and a less complicated time of their lives. For others, it might transport them to a time they otherwise could have never enjoyed. Either way, the Polaroid camera is part of the vintage trend that does not seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. For those who don’t want to go back in time, the company does offer modern options. Slimmer forms of the instant camera will provide the same immediate gratification of a printed photo. The action camera enables adventurers to document their thrills. Polaroid even sells a remote-controlled drone with a camera. Yet, with every innovation, the company honors its heritage by embracing the history that so many enthusiasts continue to appreciate.

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Movement: COSC-certified Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01, self-winding, high-frequency, 47 jewels. Over 70-hour power reserve. 1/4 of a second chronograph. 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers. Calendar. Case: Blacksteel. Resistant to 3 bars. Rotating bezel with circular slide rule. Cambered sapphire crystal, glare-proofed on both sides. Transparent sapphire crystal caseback. Dial: Stratos Gray. Strap: rubber Navitimer.

The NAVITIMER 01 BLACKSTEEL LJRG LIMITED EDITION will be issued in 50 pieces sold only at Luxury Jewelers Resource Group retailers.

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e are proud to announce our collaboration with Swiss watch brand Breitling, which has produced an exclusive iteration of its iconic Navitimer in conjunction with the Luxury Jewelers Resource Group (LJRG), of which we are a member retailer. The timepiece is distinguished by its Blacksteel exterior, Stratos Gray dial, three black counter dials, black oscillating weight and transparent sapphire crystal caseback. A cult model among pilots and aviation devotees since 1952, the Navitimer chronograph steps things up a notch in a version entirely clothed in black: from its satin-brushed steel case coated with an ultra-resistant carbon-based treatment to the famous circular slide rule serving to handle all operations relating to airborne navigation. Yet this original, modern and technical exterior is not its only distinctive feature. The 50piece Blacksteel limited series is distinguished by its exclusive Stratos Gray dial bearing hollowed black counters and framed by an inner bezel in the same shade. The original aesthetic is enhanced by Blacksteel hands and logo, along with a red chronograph sweep-seconds hand. Although exuding a natural sense of refinement, this limited edition never loses sight of its nature as an instrument for professionals—as confirmed by its famous circular aviation slide rule and the Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01, chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), a token of superior precision and reliability. This high-performance self-winding chronograph “engine,” entirely developed and produced in the Breitling workshops, is visible through a transparent sapphire crystal caseback. Complementing its technical and elegant appearance, the new Navitimer 01 (46 mm) Limited Edition is available on a rubber Navitimer strap featuring an aircraft tire-tread profile and Blacksteel folding buckle.

ABOUT BREITLING A specialist of technical watches, Breitling has played a crucial role in the development of the wrist chronograph and is a leader in this complication. The firm has shared all the finest moments in the conquest of the skies thanks to its sturdy, reliable and high-performance instruments. One of the world's only major watch brands to equip all its models with chronometer-certified movements (the ultimate token of precision), Breitling is also one of the rare watchmakers to produce its own mechanical chronograph movements, entirely developed and manufactured in house. Moreover, it’s one of the last remaining Swiss watch brands independent of any watchmaking group.

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ore than 2,000 people a day came to view Patek Philippe’s collection of about 450 exquisite timepieces dating back to 1530, including borrowed museum pieces, supercomplications, rare handcrafts and complex movements. The NYC exhibit (only the fourth of its kind to ever take place) ran for 10 days in July, but its impact on more than 20,000 guests will surely last a lifetime. Larry Petinelli, president of Patek Philippe USA, spoke to us about the importance of this historic exhibit. “Our goal was to attract not just the uber-collectors, but also a new generation of young people who might lack a passion for horology but are perhaps interested in history or sports or music. Despite the serious price points, we tried to make the exhibit accessible rather than stuffy. We featured actual artisans at work (enamellers, engravers, marquetry woodworkers) and highlighted some of our more renowned US patrons—Joe DiMaggio, Duke Ellington, JFK—and the timepieces most meaningful to them.” John F. Kennedy remains a superhero in the minds of both Americans and citizens of the world. The timepiece chosen to represent this beloved US president was a Patek Philippe autonomous quartz desk clock that displays the time in Moscow, Washington DC and Berlin, a gift that symbolized

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direct communication between Washington and Moscow. The clock (borrowed from the National Archives with strict regulations) was designed by Heinz Wipperfeld and was presented to Kennedy on the day after his famous Ich bin ein Berliner speech. “I was born in December ’63,” says Petinelli, “so I wasn’t around in Kennedy’s lifetime. But I was always intrigued by that era: from JFK’s assassination to the Vietnam War to the first man on the moon. That’s why this exhibit is as much about history as art.” We talked about the incredible Stern family, how they bought the company in 1839 (they’d been a supplier to Patek) and have remained a family business through four generations, an anomaly in the luxury market. (Actually Gen 5, Thierry Stern’s two teenaged sons, were in NYC for the exhibit, thoroughly fascinated…) We talked about the fact that, other than fine watches, few things in life are simultaneously useful, meaningful and investment-worthy, which is why Patek Philippe watches are (as their fabulous ad campaign reminds us) handed down from generation to generation. “It’s hard to imagine passing down my cell phone,” quips Petinelli. B Y K A R E N A L B E R G G R O S S M A N

PATEK PHILIPPE’s Grand Exhibition encompassed art, history and the meaning of time.

Above: JFK’s Patek Philippe quartz desk clock, representing the establishment of direct communication between Washington DC and Moscow.

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he past decade in watchmaking has been marked by an undeniable trend: the introduction of “vintage reissue” models. Today, many watch companies are offering as many “old” models as new ones, and for companies with long, storied histories, vintage reissues allow them to connect with their roots, embrace their particular heritage and inject new life into the icons of their past. These vintage reissue models have enjoyed almost universal popularity; they mimic groundbreaking style from decades ago, and at the same time carry with them all the luxury, polish and reliability of a modern, stateof-the-art timepiece. While there are certainly many vintage purists who cherish the pursuit of an original, authentic model, there are a handful of reasons why a watch enthusiast might choose to purchase a vintage reissue instead. First, these updated versions may look like their vintage ancestors on the outside, but often what beats inside them is an updated, modern movement. These modern movements are easier to service and less prone to malfunction. In many cases, modern reissues utilize automatic movements (an automatic movement is one in which a watch’s mechanical movement is wound automatically by a weighted rotor that moves with the motion of the wearer’s wrist). Depending on the design of the original, many companies have found ways to incorporate a date function into the dial’s layout. Last, many vintage watches seem small by today’s standards, so brands have increased the size of their vintage reissues by a few millimeters.

“Vintage reissues allow watch companies to connect with their roots and embrace their particular heritage.” by warranty if bought from an authorized dealer, and there’s no fear of purchasing a watch that has been altered in any way. No manufacturer has led the way with vintage reissues like Tudor. Perhaps because the brand was not sold in the US between 2004 and 2013, Tudor chose to re-enter the market with the Heritage Collection, a line that reminded its audience of the iconic sport models that the brand released in the ’60s and ‘70s. Back then, many of the components of a Tudor watch were made directly by Rolex; today, the brand remains linked to the world’s most famous watchmaker, but Tudor has become a powerhouse in its own right. Tudor’s offerings are still held to a similarly high standard as Rolex’s, but the brand started to produce manufacture movements on its own in 2015. As a result, its product line is a remarkable marriage of modern watchmaking and vintage styling.

Another primary reason why vintage reissues are so desirable is their cost when compared to many vintage models. In some cases, the original vintage versions of these watches are so rare and coveted that they’re either prohibitively expensive, or in some cases, simply unavailable no matter the budget. So vintage reissues allow for watch enthusiasts to have access to iconic designs at a fraction of the cost. There’s also a much lower cost to ownership of a vintage reissue piece; they’re covered

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hough vintage Tudor Submariners remain in demand, Tudor waited until 2012 to reinterpret its iconic dive watch with the Black Bay and Pelagos references. Both models echo the design codes of the Tudor Subs from the 1960s and 1970s. Subsequent editions of the Black Bay added various colors and case materials to the line, including the Black Bay Bronze launched in 2016, and the two-tone Black Bay Steel and Gold, which launched this year at Baselworld. With the global cult following that the Black Bay has amassed since 2012, it’s easy to forget that the very first splash Tudor made in the vintage reissue market was with the Heritage Chrono. The style, released in 2010, is a modern take on the Tudor Oysterdate Chronograph from 1971, nicknamed the “Monte Carlo.” The update featured an automatic movement—virtually a necessity in a modern sport watch. There are smaller updates as well: the two subdials are reversed; the bezel markings now allow for the watch to be used as a GMT (the original bezel featured a tachymeter); the indices are painted with Superluminova instead of Tritium. The styling of the Heritage Chrono, particularly the “Homeplate” dial, recreates the feeling of a vintage watch, but with modern updates.

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qually impressive is Tudor’s 2017 release of the Heritage Black Bay Chrono. With this introduction the brand welcomes its first fully integrated chronograph with self-winding movement, column wheel and vertical clutch. Since the introduction in 1970 of the Tudor Oysterdate Chronograph (its first chronograph), Tudor has continued to produce watches that are closely tied to the world of motorsports. In the same way, since 1954 Tudor has been constantly improving its professional divers’ watches. The new hybrid Heritage Black Bay Chrono dares to combine the aquatic heritage represented by the Black Bay family with the queen of the racetrack: the chronograph. Remaining faithful to the Black Bay aesthetic with the famous snowflake hands—a brand signature since 1969—the Heritage Black Bay Chrono model offers optimum readability against the domed matte black dial. Another brand that’s unafraid to reconnect to the icons of its past is Jaeger-LeCoultre. One of its most successful reissues was of its first dive watch, the Memovox Deep Sea. The original was only produced for a handful of years in the 1950s and 60s, and less than 1,100 were ever produced. Not only was this model known as a veritable dive watch, but it also included an alarm function that vibrated with a particular intensity. Jaeger-LeCoultre reissued two versions of the Memovox Deep Sea: the model intended for the European market has a cleaner dial and a smaller logo, while the American market dial says “LeCoultre” and “Deep Sea Alarm Automatic” in large script. Why the difference? Apparently when the watch was first introduced, Jaeger-LeCoultre did not have the rights to use its entire name on its American products! Much has changed since then, but it’s very cool that Jaeger-LeCoultre preserved this marketing quirk from almost a half a century ago.

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hese two models are master examples of how to nail a vintage reissue. The movements have been upgraded to automatic movements with 45-hour power reserves, and the sizes have been slightly increased, though their yellowed markers and case design suggest that they might be watches passed down by a grandfather. Like the originals, however, these two reissue models were made in limited quantity; fewer than 1,000 of the European version and fewer than 400 of the American edition were produced. IWC has a long history of creating definitive pilot’s watches, and its vintage reissues definitely tap into this heritage. An IWC reissue that’s worth noting is the Portugieser Hand-wound 8 Days 75th Anniversary Edition. Based off a design originally created in 1939, this reissue cements IWC’s tendency to produce large watches (both the original and the reissue clock in at 43mm), and the elegance of its older timepieces. With a stylish Art Deco design, this watch houses IWC’s modern Calibre 59215, featuring a massive power reserve of almost 200 hours. The original model, which was so large because it borrowed a movement from a pocket watch, certainly did not offer that level of reliability! Somehow in this reissue, IWC found a way to make a modern watch that looks 75 years old; even the added date window looks as if it could have been part of the original design. This watch comes in two case materials—steel with a dark dial and red gold with a cream dial—which are limited to 750 pieces and 175 pieces, respectively.

“These brands stand as remarkable examples of how a watch manufacturer can strive to produce new, cutting-edge designs, but also look to its past for inspiration.”

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he reissue that garnered the most buzz this past year was certainly the TAG Heuer Autavia. In early 2016, TAG Heuer announced the “Autavia Cup,” an online competition allowing TAG Heuer fans to vote on the design of a historic Autavia reissue. The voting began at Baselworld 2016, and offered fans 16 different versions of the Autavia from which to choose. In the end, the fans chose the Autavia 2446 Mark 3, a design from 1966 known as the “Rindt” Autavia after Austrian Formula One world champion Jochen Rindt. Original versions of this watch have been known to sell at auction for tens of thousands of dollars, so this reissue allows many TAG Heuer fans to have access to a watch they likely would never be able to afford. Like many other major manufactures, TAG Heuer increased the case size to 42mm (the original was 38mm) and added a newly designed automatic movement, the Heuer-02 Chronograph Calibre. The new design also added a date window in the bottom subdial. With its vintage styling and historic fan-involved development, the 2017 TAG Heuer Autavia sets the bar high for what a company can accomplish with a vintage reissue. These four brands stand as remarkable examples of how a watch manufacture can strive to produce new, cutting-edge designs, but also look to its past for inspiration. When you consider what these five brands all have in common—a long history of iconic design, a distinctive vision for what they want their watches to be and a reputation for building reliable, impressive movements—it’s no wonder why these vintage reissues are in such demand. Decades down the line, these timeless designs will become the next timepieces for collectors to covet.

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VERSATILITY

Fall ushers in sculptural statements and multi-purpose functionality.

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as jewelry ever been more fun to wear? Whether you lean toward delicate charms, sparkling florals or bold geometry, there are plenty of ways this season to tie it all together and make it hip, elegant and uniquely your own. Versatility is key right now, and designers are expanding their collections with that in mind. Look for necklaces that convert to bracelets or multi-finger rings that fold into one. We’re still stacking and layering, so there’s plenty of room for individual expression. You probably don’t need to retire anything in your jewelry wardrobe this fall to remain on point. But you might want to step it up a notch, add a statement piece or two, some edgy texture and vibrant color. BY CATHLEEN MCCARTHY

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sapphire from faded to inky. Look for hoops set with translucent tanzanite or rose-cut fancy sapphires, and pendants strung on multi-strands of sapphire beads gradated from pale to indigo. Tanzanite is another option to consider. Hueb elevated tanzanite to new levels by combining it with the sparkle and elegance of diamonds in white gold—most recently setting clusters of delicate trillion cuts (curved triangles) on slender white gold bars in its Trilliant collection. Flesh-baring openwork designs like this will continue to get more elegant and dramatic.

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pal continues strong, showing up as the standout in cocktail rings accented with diamonds, or colored gems like blue topaz and peridot that bring out the stone’s inner rainbow. Watery blue moonstones are another crowd favorite, and we’re seeing other misty blues and bluegreens like aquamarine and chalcedony. Along this line, David Yurman is pairing chrysoprase and turquoise in the Chatelaine collection. Also expect to see more of the newcomer gem aquaprase, a mintygreen chalcedony discovered in Africa in 2014. But the hottest hue on the horizon will have you matching your gems to your jeans. Fashion designers from Dior to Calvin Klein to Stella McCartney showed denim ensembles for fall, and we predict denim blue will be the primary gem color of 2018. Jewelry looks are already showing the denim hues of London blue topaz and the whole spectrum of blue

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ne way to update the layers at your throat is to add a personalized, engraved charm or pendant. Another is to add one of the new, more refined chokers, destined to become a go-to basic. David Yurman added lots of gold this year, including rose gold. One way to open your existing Yurman silver stack to the gold to come: add a piece or two from this season’s mixed-metals, like those polished gold accents in his silver Chatelaine collection. Whether you normally go for the gold or stick to silver, a mixed-metal lariat is destined to become a wardrobe basic. Open-ended rings and bracelets are everywhere, ranging from those slender diamond-tipped bangles that Halle Berry stacked on one wrist at the Oscars to the bold geometry of baguette rings. Where the statement bracelet is concerned, it’s all about female empowerment. The power cuff can be worn stacked, one on each wrist like Coco Chanel, or Wonder Woman-style as this show-stopping (bullet-deflecting?) statement piece from Penny Preville.

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hat celestial trend we’ve been seeing for a couple years is moving away from the yoga influence of astrology and zodiac constellations and drifting into the far reaches of outer space. Maybe it’s all the talk of reviving space exploration, but a UFO has landed in the design zeitgeist. Chanel and Comme des Garçons were among those who introduced astronaut-inspired silver garb on the runway this year. Jessica Biel created Oscar buzz with a diamondmounted fringe collar worn with her form-fitting metallic gown. Priyanka Chopra sported matching platinumand-diamond cuffs on each wrist on the same red carpet. You can get in on this space-age trend with any of the bold, geometric cuff bracelets or collars on offer. In some cases, it’s a little subtler: concentric gold circles dotted with gems and pearls, hinting at planets revolving around an axis. A simpler way to get a piece of that night sky: add a starburst. These exuberant bursts of celestial energy are everywhere. Try a blackdiamond star choker, cluster earrings, or a delicate bangle of white diamond stars to add sparkle and texture to your stack.

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ith The Jazz Age exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt whetting our appetites once again for Deco, and Past is Present: Revival Jewelry at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (through August 2018), vintage jewelry lovers are newly dazzled by the glamour and craftsmanship of past eras. You don’t need to bid at auction to score revival style. Today’s designers are reinventing looks that have been around for decades or, in some cases, millennia. Some designers are bringing Deco back with colored diamonds, or setting pyramid-shaped colored stones in that familiar stepped, architectural gold. Even Stephen Webster has played with Deco, with his Chrysler Buildinginspired detachable diamond earrings. Digging further back, other designers have played off the tarnished finish and aged texture of long-buried antiquities by mounting them in bright, granulated gold.


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INSHARP FOCUS Atom Moore is a New York City photographer who makes portraits not of people, but of watches. BY JULIANNE PEPITONE

There’s nothing else quite like Atom Moore’s “watch portraits,” which splice details from different watches into a single unreal image for an effect that’s dreamlike yet sharply focused. Here, he tells us more about his unique art.

to see. I print the portraits on giant sheets of metal, which is uncommon and reminds you of the watch’s original form. They’re interesting on paper, but on metal they really come to life.

Why are you drawn to watches? What makes a successful watch portrait? They’re essentially mashups. You can get incredibly granular with macro shots, down to the finest detail. Then I take details from one watch and details from another and manipulate them to make something different. I don’t go into the process expecting to create a certain thing in a certain time period. Sometimes I just like two images. And I work on [the portrait] until it feels done.

Why are people drawn to this art? It isn’t just for watch nerds; it’s visually interesting art. Seeing the details of something so close up changes your perspective on that thing. And the combination adds this unreal element that’s interesting. People will ask, “Is this real? Is this an actual watch?” People see in the images what they want

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Photographing jewelry and watches is hard to do. Most jewelry is extremely reflective from all angles, so if you don't take that into account your photo won’t show the quality. My wife and I are both collectors. We were introduced to the RedBar Crew, who meet up [at a New York bar] to talk about and share watches. I got access to really cool watches without having to go into a store, which is huge. And I like seeing how watches change over time. I’ve gone through photos of vintage watches and you can see, oh, in 1974 they changed how the dial looks. Watches age, just as everything does, and they change in very different ways.

What’s your favorite watch? The one that’s currently in front of my lens.


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A guide to 2018’s most important dress trends, offering something for every bride’s unique style.

ther than selecting a groom, few decisions are more fraught than what a bride will wear on her wedding day. Two things can help: a head start on choosing a dress (ideally six to eight months) and staying true to your tastes.

C L A S S I C CO M E B AC K This season features a marked return to a traditional 1950s and 1960s influence. “Think Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy,” says Yumi Katsura’s creative director, Paulette Cleghorn. Look for understated, classic silhouettes that are “more tailored, more structured,” she says. Cristina DeMarco, VP of New York’s Bridal Reflections, agrees. “Girls are looking to bring back the romance of the A-line, off-the-shoulder and cap sleeve.” Trending: fit-and-flare rather than trumpet skirts, and classic boatneck and Bardot necklines. Detachable trains or fuller skirts take a sheath gown from ceremony to reception. Substantial fabrics such as heavy satins and silk failles suit these styles. Complete the look with a sparkly brooch or modern pearl jewelry that’s a step up from simple strands.

This season’s offerings prove VERSATILITY

is the key to freedom. Cathedral veils are back, decorated with lace borders or scattered with pearls or crystals. “It allows the gown to feel grand, but once removed, softens the dress,” says DeMarco. Ultra-sheerness of the tulle provides a “cleaner, longer, more fluid line,” adds Cleghorn. Statement alternatives for the more daring bride abound, including high-neck designs, short dresses, separates and even one-piece pantsuits. Fringe, fur, pleats, cascading center ruffles and silk swirls replace layered looks. Capelets and capes, open-gauntlet hand coverings and gloves of all kinds add drama. Shoulder-sweeping fringe earrings or a bold choker are the perfect on-trend jewelry elements to round out these looks. “Brides today are just more free,” concludes Cleghorn. This season’s offerings prove versatility is the key to freedom. B Y L A U R I E S C H E C H T E R

M A K E M E B LU S H Darker ivories, blush, champagne and nude are becoming more popular. The depth of color, “when combined with lace, allows the lace to become more vibrant,” notes DeMarco. Consider a warm yellow or rose gold wedding band to complement these sweet shades.

AT T E N T I O N TO D E TA I L Details take center stage, especially black accents and 3D floral appliques. The bow, whether thin or oversized, steps out on sleeves and waists. Note the plethora of sleeve choices— full-length, cap and flutter all feel fresh. On-trend too: the plunge neckline, often made more demure with illusion tulle. Steer clear of necklaces here to let your décolletage take center stage; try oversized floral studs or a vine-like cuff.

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Even if you’re getting married indoors in the 21st century, there’s a way to evoke outdoor elements and add touches that recall the Renaissance or Victorian periods. Many couples are doing just that. The current word in wedding floral design is natural: flowers are given their own space rather than cramped into shiny vessels where they stand uniform, and plenty of greenery is added to mimic nature. “We’ve been seeing a trend for letting nature act on its own, with loose, asymmetrical designs that give the flowers a lot of room,” says Erin Hornstein, owner of Plum Sage Flowers in Denver, Colorado. The trend is being driven both by florists and their clients, with much of the inspiration coming from social media. Image-driven sites such as Pinterest and Instagram are where couples, wedding planners and florists all showcase their latest creations. “These sites give brides access to so many ideas,” says Hornstein. “They can type just a couple of words and get so many images.” Greenery has become very popular, including garland runners placed down the center of long tables, or leafy suspensions hanging over the altar or reception tables,

Evoke the outdoors with loose, natural floral arrangements and vintage styling.

conveying the sense that they're growing. The use of greenery even extends to bridal bouquets and to bridesmaids. Instead of corsages, there’s a trend towards flower “bracelets” along with flower hair combs and even full crowns. Michelle Hannah, founder of NYC-based Wild Floral Designs, is finding that clients want to evoke an English garden even when the wedding is indoors and in a city; one recent bride did this by requesting an archway with hanging branches and roses. “This new movement feels very earthy, organic and garden-like in a way flowers didn't necessarily feel before, when they felt compact and uniform,” she says. “It's all leaning to a very creative and personalized style for couples to show off what they regard as beautiful and interesting.” BY CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD

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OVAL HALO

The round halo’s popularity has waned. What’s newly in demand: diamond accents elsewhere, such as on the shank, and the oval halo, an elegant look that elongates and slims the finger. Oval has risen to the top among fancy diamond shapes.

INTERTWINED BANDS

FLOWERS & BOWS

Flowers, vines and leaves seemingly gathered from the garden join bows in bringing the latest bridal gown trends to engagement rings. Floral halos or ribbon-like flourishes make for sophisticated styles that appeal to Boho and classic girls alike.

VINTAGE INSPIRATIONS

Whether twisted or overlapping, this wrapped design focuses attention on the center stone and adds interest to a simpler setting. What better way to signify tying the knot?

COLORED STONES

Vintage has been gaining favor for its glamour and timelessness. Nods to the Victorian and Art Deco periods include delicate engraving and personalized elements.

RING BLING

More than ever, couples want to convey their stories in uniquely personal ways. Today’s abundant engagement ring choices offer an extension of that storytelling.

While colored diamonds in pink, yellow, chocolate and black are all options, colored gemstones are even bigger breakouts. Sapphires, rubies, emeralds, and the dimensional color of alexandrite and opal are being used alone or with diamonds in three-stone settings and halos.

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PEAR & MARQUISE SHAPES

These tapered cuts provide a slenderizing effect on the hand and work well in an array of on-trend settings, from vintage to east/west.

STACKING BANDS

MIXED METAL

More evidence of the non-traditional movement and the desire to assert individuality, rose, yellow, white gold and platinum come together in stacking rings or in a single design.

DOUBLE SHANK

Dual bands offer an architectural and fashion-forward look. Plain or covered in diamonds, it’s a bold yet simple statement.

This is the ultimate example of customization and personalization. Rising in status for some time now, stacks are fast becoming the new standard, able to be mixed and matched, worn separately and added to over time.

DIAMOND & DESIGN DETAILING

DELICATE SETTINGS

EAST/ WEST SETTINGS

Perhaps one of the newest looks is the east/west setting, showcasing a horizontal stone orientation rather than vertical. Unique and versatile, accommodating all manner of stone cuts, this setting creates the illusion of a larger stone and stacks well with other rings.

Dainty and delicate, simple designs can be as impactful as over-the-top styles. The most popular engagement ring on Pinterest recently was a brilliant round solitaire diamond on a thin, simple band. Traditional and au courant, the design proves sometimes less is truly more.

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Unique details kick it up a notch and enhance the center stone. Scrollwork in an ornate setting lends a one-of-a kind feel. Elaborate details on the sides of a band add dimensional views. Accent diamonds, in baguettes or unique shapes, ramp up the bling factor.

ROSE GOLD

Uber feminine and romantic, rose gold is probably the trendiest of metals and flatters all skin tones. With more women going for a feminine, fashionable look when walking down the aisle, it’s no surprise pink reigns supreme.


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SAY “I DOUGH!” Custom doughnuts are the new wedding cake.

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hese days, trendy, artisanal doughnut shops have popped up all around the country, and those circles of yeasty goodness—dreaded carbs 15 years ago—are back with renewed vigor. So it only makes sense that they’d make an appearance at weddings. Within the past year or two, an increasing number of doughnut walls, tiered cakes, trucks and madeto-order stations have popped up at receptions and as part of the “after-party” (another emerging wedding trend, as late-night comfort food replaces more formal offerings). “It’s becoming more popular,” affirms Heather Jones, the catering sales director for Wente Vineyards in Livermore, California. “We also do an action station with beignets, making them right in front of the guests and providing, say, a cabernet-chocolate dipping sauce. Or perhaps fresh churros with a bourbon-cream sauce. It’s all about PERSONALIZE taking things to the next level.” One big advantage is that it’s easy to personalize the doughnut experience (compared to, for example, a chocolate fountain). For Brooklyn’s Angela and Charla Harlow-Rothschild, “we tried to be very intentional about everything in our wedding to reflect who we are as a couple,” says Charla. Amidst the foodstuffs were two doughnut displays, from Dough and Dun-Well, both local shops. “Dough was the first of the new, trendy spots in Bed-Stuy,” says Charla, “and they hire people from the neighborhood, so we wanted to give them a shout-out.” Angela notes that “Dun-Well is cool, because they create delicious doughnuts that are vegan and gluten-free, perfect for friends who couldn’t share in the cake.” Supporting local business was also important for Kelsea Kirven Gallagher and her husband Patrick at their wedding in Richmond, Virginia. They brought in the Mrs. Yoder's Kitchen doughnut truck for their late-night snack. The Mennonite family-owned business has a huge following for its unusual misshapen glazed donuts. “[The business is] wonderfully grounded in family and faith,” says Kelsea, “serving as a great role models for our new marriage. And our guests are still talking about those warm doughnuts two years later!” Jones notes that the desire for a personal touch is common for couples who opt for doughnuts at Wente as well. Rather than order trendy variants like Hibiscus-Passion Fruit, “they will have one or two [classic] flavors that are ‘their’ doughnuts. Maybe they grew up with them, or enjoyed them as a couple.” BY ROBERT HAYNES-PETERSON

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HOLE LOTTA LOVE From left: Doughnut tower by Mankin Mansion; doughnut wall and doughnut station by Emily Sullivan Events.

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While Oz is famous for its gorgeous weather, beaches and exotic animals, you can also experience fine dining in wine country or play a round of world-class golf. Here are three Australian itineraries highlighting the country’s less-traveled destinations. BY ALYSSA PINKSER

HUNTER VALLEY This Australian wine region has over 150 high-quality wineries and cellar doors and some of the best al fresco dining in the world. Sleep on the massive acreage of hotel and spa Chateau Elan and spot kangaroos outside your window. Stay in a luxury villa room or a spa suite replete with fireplace. Enjoy the award-winning 18-hole golf courses, then relax with a world-class massage, ritual or treatment in its spa. While in the Valley, eat at the charming French-owned Bistro Molines, which overlooks the rolling green hills. Drink at Krinklewood Vineyard, where vintner Evan Windrim plays classical music and performs reiki on his barrels of wine as they age. Eat at Peppers Convent; it’s an institution and its restaurant, Circa 1876, is a must-dine for newlywed foodies. A hot air balloon experience with Balloon Aloft is a once-in-alifetime experience where you’ll float above the clouds, seeing the valley below and toasting your new marriage with a Champagne breakfast.

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BYRON BAY Byron Bay is one of the only beaches in the world where the bright white sand squeaks as you walk along it. This is due to its superfine quartz crystals that sparkle in the sun and feel soft as silk underfoot. Once a hippie haven, it’s now a chic and wellrespected Australian coastal town that retains its earthy roots with five-star eco-lodging and music venues that put Nashville to shame. Secluded in the Byron Bay Hinterland is Olivia Newton-John’s beautiful Gaia Retreat & Spa, inspired by healing cultures and arts from around the world. Sleep in southeast Asian-inspired villas and unwind as a couple with meditative walks and massages. Elements of Byron is another cozy resort for pairs and features an adults-only 25-meter heated pool with swim-up bar and villas that overlook a charming natural pond. The spa incorporates indigenous ingredients and each massage room boasts its own private garden.

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GOLD COAST The Gold Coast is south of Brisbane on Australia’s eastern shores. Couples can stay in one of QT Hotels & Resorts’ 1950s-inspired, surf-glam, apartment-style rooms overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Dine at an international celebrity favorite, the understatedly named The Fish House, featuring southern European cuisine and incomparably selected Australian and international wines. The restaurant’s open windows overlook Mermaid Beach. Try yoga upstairs at the healthy yet delicious raw food restaurant BSKT, and celebrate with cocktails afterwards at its bar. Relax on long white sandy beaches, or sign up for surf lessons from the Get Wet Surf School. Rick Shores, located next to a swim school at a stunning oceanfront address, offers high-end creative pan-Asian cuisine with a locally sourced twist. It’s a popular celebratory spot perfect for indulging in a multi-course meal. Stop by Miami Marketta, a hip indoor venue for street food with a full bar, where you can check out artist performances—everything from painters to poets to bands.

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There’s flying first class and then there’s truly getting the first-class treatment. London’s Heathrow Airport has recently introduced Heathrow VIP for passengers who are traveling in first or business class. This ultra-luxe service includes an exclusive entrance to the airport, concierge service, a private lounge for up to 12 guests decorated by Helen Green and featuring food-anddrink options by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton, along with private security screening within the lounge and a private car that will take you directly from the lounge to your aircraft at boarding time. What a way to go!

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Shoe icon Manolo Blahnik is one of New York City’s most revered citizens, in part due to his iconic association with HBO’s Sex and the City. But for a double dose of the artisan’s genius this fall, you’ll have to head to another city: Prague, Czechoslovakia. Together with Preciosa, the leading manufacturer and global supplier of Bohemian crystal, Blahnik has created a one-of-a-kind shoe, embellished with fuchsia pompoms and more than 100 crystal chandelier trimmings, that is on display at the Preciosa flagship store in Old Town Prague. Meanwhile, a comprehensive tribute to his life’s work, The Art of Shoes, is making a stop at Museum Kampa through November. Guest-curated by Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz and made up of six thematic sections (Nature, Gala, Art and Architecture, Heart, Geography, and Materials), the retrospective gives visitors a kaleidoscopic view of Blahnik’s creative path as shown by an impressive collection of 80 drawings and 200 shoes that represent nearly 50 years of his work as a stylist and designer. Prepare to be dazzled. BY BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON

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6. SENSORIAL JOURNEY

Somerset House’s recent London exhibition, “A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent,” explored the emotional connection that is a burgeoning trend in the luxury beauty category. Search for fragrances that evoke unexpected places or moments.

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3. NO MAKEUP MAKEUP

“Flawless but bare,” #iwokeuplikethis and #nomakeup are all trending. Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen “gives skin a fresh, healthy, no-makeup look with a soft hint of color,” says Mercier.

5. BODY & MIND 4. GLOWING COMPLEXION

“Strobing” means to highlight with light only—think dewy glow. Shiseido’s Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 synchronizes throughout the day to maintain an all-day luminous finish. By Terry Glow-Expert Duo Stick claims to be the ultimate strobing tool, a three-inone blush, bronzer, highlighter with integrated blending brush.

Fully reconnect body and mind through experiential elements. Two years in development, Elemis’ Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm uses sublime texture, distinctive aromatics and a spa experience to relax you and your skin.

Your virtual beauty assistant is in with step-by-step tutorials based on your face, features and skin type. The Wow How app uses a virtual beautician and augmented reality to teach makeup applications that enhance your features prior to buying from affiliated retailers.

8. MULTITASKING

Time savers for active women are in demand. Take Shiseido’s Sports WetForce, a sunscreen and makeup in one that uses an innovative technology to cause the sunscreen’s SPF 50+ UV protection to become even more effective when exposed to water or perspiration for 30 minutes.

9. SALT THERAPY

Himalayan Dry Salt Therapy at Breathe Salt Rooms aims to improve respiratory systems, skin conditions and overall wellness. The Cove at the Shore Lodge in McCall, Idaho boasts granite-lined heated saltwater pools to immerse you in the stuff.

10. THICK BROWS

To grow them, Fernanda Lacerda of NYC’s Maria Bonita Salon & Spa and MB45 Studio recommends regularly visiting an eyebrow guru and using an eyelash booster on your brows. Microblading, a form of tattooing and a popular alternative, should be carefully considered with pre- and postprocedures followed closely. “Look at tons of pictures, client recommendations and reviews before you commit,” Lacerda advises.

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s you sip good wine and listen to live music in a lush garden with twinkling lights overhead, you might think you’re at a rustic café in the French countryside, especially since the menu features traditional French items like steak au poivre, coq au Riesling, and steamed mussels. But check out the bottom of the menu and you’ll find the “Can to Table” offerings: spiced calamari in ragout sauce from Portugal, mussels in escabeche from Spain, and scallop rillettes from France. The States are even represented with habanero-smoked oysters from the Willapa Bay in Washington.

Preserved at their freshest point with utmost care by a handful of suppliers using the highest-grade olive oils and sauces, these delicacies are eaten at the finest restaurants in Portugal and Spain. The rare seafood is caught in the cool waters along the European coast, and would clearly be difficult to enjoy stateside were it not preserved. Fortunately, restaurants are catching on. Foodies in New Orleans frequent N7, the aforementioned eatery tucked away in a secret garden in the Marigny. The restaurant has no website, no phone, not even a sign other than a hand-painted N7 on the wooden fence surrounding the property. Still, the place is always packed and full of life. Patrons enjoy the extensive wine list, the exquisitely flavored, freshcooked fare and the upscale canned food. Artistically decorated cans are served on long, wooden boards with sliced baguettes, various sauces and small tasting forks. Several other restaurants around the country are also serving conservas (Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor, MI; Donostia, Huertas and Maiden Lane in NYC; Bar Vivant in Portland, OR; and Aatxe in San Francisco), so expand your palate and enjoy a taste of the exotic, a high-end dining experience straight from a can—best enjoyed with a fabulous glass of wine (from a bottle)! BY LESLEY RUBENSTEIN

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This trend of HAUTE CUISINE served from cans is called CONSERVAS, and items are typically served tapas style.


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SMOOTH SAILING

What you need to know to plan your perfect luxury river cruise.

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vid cruise travelers know the truth of the old adage: It’s about the journey, not the destination. And unlike ocean cruises, which may spend much of the trip on open seas, river voyages cruise right through the heart of cities around the globe to offer an up-close experience. Here, we compare three of the top luxury river cruise companies. BY JULIANNE PEPITONE Boutique dining on Uniworld’s Bordeaux, Vineyards & Chateaux itinerary.

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CURRENT STARTING COST: $2,499 per person on select 2017 holiday itineraries. THE TAGLINE: “Our credo, ‘No request too large, no detail too small,’ comes to life in every interaction we share with our guests. We never tire of going above and beyond to create extraordinary experiences both onboard and onshore.” THE SCOOP: Fans of cookie-cutter cruise décor need not apply. Uniworld ships look like none other: public areas decked out with tufted leopard-print settees and abstract art, a lounge outfitted in gleaming teal, and suite walls painted in rich red. The boutique philosophy goes beyond the décor: Uniworld offers a slate of themed cruises including journeys that explore European aristocracy, Jewish history and culture, French food and wine, European Christmas markets, and “Generations” family cruises. Travelers on most of the European voyages are provided with butlers who are trained to “go above and beyond to create special moments that our guests remember long after they leave.” THE DESTINATIONS: Europe, Russia, China, Vietnam and Cambodia, Egypt and India.

Relax and take in views of the Rhine River from aboard a Uniworld cruise ship.


CULTURE AROUND THE GLOBE: VIKING RIVER CRUISES CURRENT STARTING COST: $1,699 for an 8-day “Christmas in Germany” 2017 sail, per person based on double occupancy. THE TAGLINE: “Offering you extraordinarily welldesigned cruises that bring you closer to the cultures of the world…our intimate, inclusive itineraries are designed to help you explore nuances of your destination: its food, culture, people and customs.” Viking Longship Aquavit terrace.

Crystal River Cruise’s Bach.

SPARKLING NEW: CRYSTAL RIVER CRUISES CURRENT STARTING COST:

$2,560 for a 7-day March 2019 sail from Vienna to Budapest, per person based on double occupancy. THE TAGLINE: “[A] heady combination of indulgent services and enriching discovery… innovative excellence, exquisitely designed ships, bold itineraries, customized destination immersion and the highest standards of personalized service at sea and on land.” THE SCOOP: The five ships that make up Crystal’s river fleet are shiny and new: one (Mozart) was fully refurbished in 2016, and the other four (Bach, Debussy, Mahler, Ravel) are new builds delivered in summer 2017. Each ship features a spa and library, and the new vessels offer suites as large as 750 square feet, including walk-in closets and king beds. Crystal bills itself as the owner of “the most awarded luxury ships in the world,” and its all-inclusive fares do indeed include a lot: butler services, complimentary airport transfers,

all beverages including premium spirits, guided shore excursions in every port, and Michelin-star “culinary experiences” on certain trips. THE DESTINATIONS: Central Europe spots: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Slovakia and Switzerland.

Viking Longship on the Danube River.

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THE SCOOP: Viking boasts a fleet of dozens of

“Longships,” which include full verandas and al fresco dining terraces. The company targets the cerebral, experienced traveler and advertises its voyages as the “thinking person’s cruise.” Viking offers a plethora of cultural experiences in its Local Life, Working World, and Privileged Access programs, which feature behind-the-scenes-style opportunities. The Culture Curriculum onboard program focuses on local background with lectures on history and art, tastings of vintage wines from the voyage destinations, restaurant menus inspired by local cuisine, and performances including folkloric shows and musicians playing regional music. T H E D E S T I N AT I O N S : Europe, Russia, Asia, Ukraine and Egypt.


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Meticulously crafted libations to spice up the change of season.

s autumn gives way to even cooler evenings, nothing soothes the senses and warms the soul like sipping a perfectly executed cocktail. The recipes that follow, conceived by recognized mixologists from awardwinning bars across the country, all tell a story. Each celebrates the change of seasons and reflects the mixologist’s regional roots. Seek out these complex creations during your travels to appreciate the sophisticated blends and experience winter in a glass. Cheers!

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THE BETTY CHICAGO

A local favorite in Chicago’s Fulton Market District, The Betty is described as an upscale neighborhood tavern with a sophisticated vibe, warm atmosphere and innovative approach to classic drinks. Mixologist Julianna Arquilla has worked there since its opening, starting out serving and moving up the ranks to running the entire bar. Known for her calm and finesse with large crowds, she creates thoughtful, fulltasting drinks using interesting ingredients. She chose a local big rye for this cold weather cocktail. THE BITTERSWEET 2 oz. Journeyman Last Feather Rye .50 oz. CH Dogma Fernet .25 oz. spiced syrup 2 dashes orange bitters 1 egg Coffee dust and orange for garnish “In the winter I want to warm up with a nice spicy rye. Chicago winters can be long, bitter and cold, but they make the wait for the summer worth it. (The quote ‘Without the bitter, the sweet isn’t as sweet’ is definitely true about Chicago!) The Bittersweet is a perfect nightcap for a cold winter night. The bitterness from the fernet melds well with the spiciness from the rye, and the spiced syrup adds just enough sweetness. The egg rounds it out with a lovely elegance.”

MANSION BAR DALLAS

Tucked away on beautiful grounds in Dallas sits the stately, luxurious Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.

Recognized internationally for its exemplary service and extraordinary amenities, the historic hotel includes a restaurant and bar that have garnered awards on their own. Danny Caffall has spent the past six years creating sophisticated, flavor-layered cocktails and welcoming locals and travelers from around the world. “I love being part of something so special,” he explains. “Mansion Bar is an incredible place within a legendary property. Welcoming our guests is a great honor.” PUMPKIN OLD FASHIONED 2 oz. rye whiskey ½ oz. cinnamon falernum Muddled orange peel Dash Angostura bitters Eyedropper of pumpkin tincture Caffall is known for using interesting ingredients to craft traditional cocktails with an unexpected twist. “The Old Fashioned is a timeless classic cocktail. We’ve added a hint of the fall season to it. The beauty of the Pumpkin Old Fashioned is its subtlety: a breath of the pumpkin and fall spice on the exhale.”

SEAMSTRESS NEW YORK CITY

Patrons treasure the extensive menu, the fresh seasonal flavors, the knowledgeable staff and the steamy décor of New York City’s Seamstress, recipient of national accolades. Head bartender Luis Hernandez leads the tight-knit team with well-honed skills. His inspiration for creating cocktails is the pursuit of flavor—and the look on people’s faces when they discover something special! AROMATICS .5 oz Ardbeg 10 1.5 oz Amontillado sherry .75 oz fig broth  .75 oz Scottish breakfast tea  .5 oz bitter blood orange  2 dashes Madagascar wild peppercorn tincture  2 dashes coffee-infused Angostura bitters Spritzed dehydrated blood orange for garnish 

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“Aromatics is a drink where you can smell the warmth before you feel it. As the name suggests, the aromatics represent layering in flavors, all dark and warming. When I create a cocktail like this one, I’m representing myself, Seamstress, my bar team and all the bars in New York. This drink is the summary of all that inspires me in this wonderful, creative city.”

CURE

NEW ORLEANS A native New Orleanian who bartended in New York and traveled the world, Neal Bodenheimer returned to his Louisiana stomping grounds after Hurricane Katrina to open Cure, a sophisticated uptown cocktail bar that pays homage to the city’s cocktail history while pushing the envelope. He and his partners have since opened other establishments to rave reviews. Customers value Bodenheimer’s inventiveness and personal warmth. His handcrafted drinks and cocktail menus reflect the flavors and hospitality of his hometown and his world experiences. Cure has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation and is continually listed as a top bar in the South and the US. DELTA EGGNOG 6 eggs 1 cup La Canne raw turbinado sugar 2 cups cream/milk mixture (one cup milk, one cup heavy whipping cream) 1 cup Cathead Hoodoo chicory liqueur   1 cup Donner-Peltier LA1 Louisiana whiskey  1 whole nutmeg Grated nutmeg for garnish “Delta Eggnog is a great holiday drink, because it gets better as it sits over time. It’s regionally appropriate, it makes amazing gifts, and it’s a great addition to any holiday party!”


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tirelessly to build a sanctuary for his mission church on Long Island. The watch, which bears an inscription from 1957, is from the only banker who would lend the reverend money for the construction. “I wear my Rolex every day,” says Hinsch, “but when I go to church, it’s always the Wittnauer.” It’s not uncommon for a watch’s story to span generations, even when it just involves digging it out of storage and getting it running again. Take Maxwell Raymond Rich, a 26-year-old attorney in Manhattan. In 1956, his grandfather rewarded himself for his hard work as a stockbroker with a goldplated Omega Seamaster Automatic. Five years later he found himself with a wife and bouncing baby boy. When Rich was set to graduate law school, he, too, decided to reward himself and began talking about buying a watch. That’s when his mother remembered grandpa’s Omega stashed away in a box somewhere, forgotten for decades. “We decided that, in honor of my father’s upcoming 55th birthday, we should have the watch serviced and restored,” recounts Rich. “Omega sent it to Switzerland for six months, and the watch arrived a few days before his birthday. He loves telling the watch’s history and how it pays honor to his father. My brothers and I look at the watch as one of our few heirlooms from Grandfather.” (Hopefully they won’t have to fight over it!) You could say the value of the Omega—the sentimental value, that is—had been reappraised. And isn’t that the nature of younger generations: to value the things of their grandparents’ era, things that their parents deemed old-fashioned or even worthless? We should all aspire to be scrupulous reappraisers of all things in our lives, in an effort to fill them with as much beauty and meaning as possible. BY CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD

ew luxury brands can create lifestyle marketing campaigns that rival the true stories of real people. Heirloom watches and jewelry pieces are often passed on with tales attached to them—sometimes banal, sometimes sparkling with romantic adventure. The term “sentimental value,” after all, is hardly a sentimental term, for it describes something very real. Some possessions are more valuable to us than their monetary worth would suggest because of the emotions and memories attached to them. That’s why, when we lose something with sentimental value, it really hurts the heart. “I went to Knox College, the same college my father did,” says Jack Dechow. “Right after I decided to attend, my father gave me a watch inscribed with the college’s crest that his parents had given him upon graduation. It was a simple gold watch with a metal band. I wore it a lot over the summer, but it was stolen out of my car the month before I embarked for campus. I really wish I still had it, so I’d have a tangible gift to remember my father and grandfather by when they inevitably pass.” Much has been noted about Millennials’ low interest in things like status logos and analog watches. But it turns out many in this generation value luxury heirlooms more than we expected. To own a fine piece is one thing, but to wear a fine piece with a tale behind it elevates it from mere status symbol and makes the wearer a storyteller. Dr. James Hinsch has a luxury watch of his own—a vintage Wittnauer—also a sentimental keepsake he takes out weekly. His father was a reverend who worked

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HAMILTON JEWELERS ACCENT THE MAGAZINE OF LIFE’S CELEBRATIONS

FALL/WINTER 2017

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