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For 5 generations and almost 103 years, the King family has owned and operated King Jewelers, dedicating themselves to the commitment of excellence to you our loyal clients. The King family takes great pride in their outstanding reputation steeped in quality, service, value, and trust. We are proud of our two luxurious boutiques. Our 7500 square foot flagship store is located in Aventura, Florida. In addition, Nashville, Tennessee is home to our 5500 square foot beautiful salon. These two locations house some of the worldâ€™s most spectacular diamonds,precious gems, designer jewelry, as well as over forty authorized brands of fine Swiss timepieces. We are thrilled to have been selected as the 8th Forevermark Exceptional Diamond Dealer in the
For 5 generations and almost 103 years, the King family has
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In both of our locations we have authorized, in house expert watch makers, certified appraisers,
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CONTENTS KING JEWELERS MAGAZINE • ISSUE 1
KING JEWELER’S NASHVILLE
PA G E
CHANEL TELLS TIME
Q&A WITH HYT
GUARDIANS OF THE ESTATE
THE TOP FIVE WAYS TO PREVENT AND REVERSE AGING
HOW TO SERVE YOUR PINOT NOIR
PA G E
BREGUET—INVENTION OF THE TOURBILLION
KING JEWELERS PRIVÉ COLLECTION
THE ART OF WATCHMAKING AT HARRY WINSTON
CHOPARD REVS UP ITS RACING COLLECTION
FOREVERMARK—EXCEPTIONAL DIAMONDS ARE ONE IN A MILLION PA G E
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COLLECTING King Jewelers’ Jono King, one of the watch world’s reigning experts, offers advice on the best way to begin a collection. It can be an intimidating prospect. With so much information on watches swirling about, the thought of starting a watch collection might leave your head spinning. We turned to one of South Florida’s premiere experts, Jono King, director of sales at King Jewelers and an avid collector himself, and asked for his best tips for where to begin.
IS THERE A BENEFIT TO BUYING PRE-OWNED?
WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF ADVICE YOU HAVE FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO START COLLECTING WATCHES? A lot of people tend to gravitate to brands that have a rich history. They can look back at 100 or 150 years of collections and the evolution of the watches. It’s nice for people to start off with a brand that is well known, that is written about, that there is a lot of information about to help people make their choice. You should do your research online and in the magazines. Start off with an established brand that has a wide variety of offerings. Then, you can expand your collection by buying watches that catch your eye.
WHAT SHOULD YOUR FIRST WATCH BE? The first piece should be something versatile, something you can wear at work, on the weekends, on vacation, something suited for any or every occasion. Then, once you own this, you can expand to a sports watch or a dress timepiece.
SHOULD PEOPLE BUY NEW WATCHES OR PRE-OWNED? I would suggest that people start off with a new watch, because you have a manufacturer’s warranty and a sense of comfort and security. The introduction to watches has to be a positive experience. If you are buying pre-owned, you don’t know where it came from. We do carry some preowned, but the vast majority of these pieces were sold new from this store.
There is such a watch craze that there are a lot of pre-owned pieces on the market. Some collectors love to have the newest and greatest, so they trade out of other watches to buy the new ones. Depending on the outlet, there is a great opportunity to get fantastic watches on the pre-owned market.
WHAT ARE THINGS PEOPLE SHOULD WATCH OUT FOR, WHETHER BUYING NEW OR PREOWNED? I can’t tell you the number of times we have seen people buy counterfeit or stolen watches without knowing it. One of our clients brings in the Officine Panerais that he buys on the Internet, and every single one he has brought in has been a fake. The bigger the brand, the more counterfeits there are. You have to know who you are buying from. I always suggest you deal with an authorized dealer. And if you are a novice, you should never buy sight unseen.
SO WHAT ARE YOUR TOP FIVE WATCHES WITH WHICH TO START A COLLECTION? Abraham-Louis Breguet was one of the founding fathers of the watch industry, so every watch collection should feature at least one watch from Breguet. Harry Winston is known for doing things differently, like the Project Z6 Black Edition with an alarm movement. The Chopard Mille Miglia is a fine, versatile sports watch. I’m a big fan of Zenith; their pilot collection is a great entry point, and the El Primero Stratos Striking 10 is a great watch to begin with. And lastly, the Girard-Perregaux Hawk Chronograph is an iconic sport watch and great-looking.
he King family opened the Nashville salon in November 2008 and today is the second store for the legacy that dates back to 1912. Fifth-generation owned and operated, King Jeweler’s Nashville has quickly emerged as the luxury destination of the Central South. Modern and inviting, the store is outfitted with European-style, shop-inshop boutiques and comfortable seating for a relaxed shopping experience. The Nashville salon is equipped with a large bar for entertaining, a private viewing room, and a designated custom design area for one-of-a-kind engagement rings. Even the jewelry and watch repair divisions are designed to be open and interactive as to give the clients confidence with a feeling of belonging and involvement. King Jeweler’s Nashville offers exquisite diamonds, fine jewelry, Italian fashion, luxury Swiss timepieces, and our in-house KJ5 collection. From the millennial bride to the sophisticated fashionista, the salon features an impressive selection of certified loose diamonds and leading bridal designers such as Forevermark, Scott Kay, Ritani, Penny Previelle, Precision Set, and Furrer-Jaquot. The fine jewelry collections include Mikimoto, Ippolita, Marco Bicego, Roberto Coin, and Kwiat. In addition, the Nashville store is an authorized retailer for more than twenty Swiss watch brands and has become the timepiece destination for the region. As the preeminent destination across Middle Tennessee for people in search of significant timepieces and jewels, the store services an elite clientele of musicians, prominent actors, and professional athletes. Among the most notable personalities are Taylor Swift, Gene Simmons, Kings of Leon, the Black Keys, Hunter Hayes and Luke Bryan, just to name a few. According to David King, “Our Nashville salon caters to a luxury lifestyle with a strong focus on certified loose diamonds, fine diamond and colored gemstone jewelry, and Swiss timepieces. Education and integrity are very important to our staff so we strive to provide an informative experience with expert guidance steeped in first-class service. This is what has made our family business special for more than 100 years and we’re proud to have become an integral part of the Nashville community in such a short amount of time. We really have a fantastic team here and Nashville is just an amazing place to live. The people are so friendly and there are so many fun activities that are always going on. We’re just thankful to be a part of this special city.” Since opening the store, King Jewelers has been very active in the community. This past year alone, King Jewelers supported the Nashville Symphony’s Spring Fashion Show, Chukkers for Charity, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. King Jewelers is also the official jeweler of the Nashville Predators (NHL) and proud sponsor of Bridgestone Arena. For more information regarding King Jeweler’s Nashville salon, please visit www. Kings1912.com or call us at (615) 724-5464.
Chanel combines high watchmaking with haute couture
BY CAROL BESLER
s one of the world’s most recognizable brands, especially in the world of haute couture, it is no surprise that as a watchmaker, Chanel has also made a name for itself as a master of haute horology. The company has achieved this by adhering to the same standards that dictate haute couture: to be made from the highest quality materials, with extreme attention to detail, finish and hand craftsmanship. Chanel takes as much pride in its fashion roots as it does in its watchmaking capabilities, something that gives it an edge over other elite watch brands. The new Premiére timepiece, launched at this year’s Baselworld fair, is a perfect example of this brand strength. It pays homage to one of Chanel’s most iconic accessories — the handbag with a chain-link strap. The bracelet of the timepiece is made of intertwined leather and steel links. The watch was featured on the runway of Chanel’s Fall/Winter Readyto-wear shows this spring. The black lacquered dial is the definition of chic minimalism. There is also a gold version, without the leather element in the link bracelet.
THE PREMIERE TRIPLE ROW
The Premiére has a long history at Chanel. It was the first watch created exclusively for women, back in 1987, with a case inspired by the octagonal shape of the Chanel No. 5 bottle stopper. A new tourbillon model introduced this year is set with 42 baguette diamonds on the bezel, 47 baguette cut pink sapphires on the case side, baguette cut pink sapphires on the crown, and round diamonds on both the hands and tourbillon cage. The dial is high-tech ceramic. The brand’s most iconic timepiece, the J12, was introduced this year in a stunning all-white version with light blue numerals and hand tips, one of the most feminine variations on this multi-version model. There is also a new “beige gold” application on the J12, a special alloy of gold that matches a color used throughout the brand’s fashion and accessory collections, including a beige face powder, as well as one of the colors in its iconic tweed jackets.
THE J12 BLUE LIGHT
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takes as much pride in its fashion roots as it does in its watchmaking capabilities, something that gives it an edge over other elite watch brands.
THE J12 CHROMATIC WITH BEIGE GOLD The J12 Chromatic with beige gold
THE J12 CHROMATIC SET WITH BAGUETTE DIAMONDS.
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ur family has had the pleasure of working with several founders of HYT over the years during which time many great conversations regarding the future of haute horology were had. With the creation of HYT, we have all been blown away as the future has truly arrived. That being said, what was the inspiration behind the H1 and HYDRO MECHANICAL HOROLOGISTS? We always wanted to combine things that are not supposed to live together. Liquid has always been the enemy of the mechanical device in a watch, so combining them is a huge challenge, a complete disruption in the watch industry. HYT generates huge amount of attention on our H1 product, which is exactly what we wanted! At HYT we have a very simple vision : LIQUID + MECHANICS. Everybody understands it. During the R&D and manufacturing of the H1 collection, what were the greatest challenges and obstacles that you faced? So many! The fluidic system in our HYT watches is really very complex. Extreme alchemists, HYT’s Hydro-Mechanical Horologists, we have turned utopia into reality –mixing mechanics and liquid within a wristwatch. While truly addicted to non-conformism, we have drawn upon the strictest codes in Fine Watchmaking – and felt entirely free to shatter them! By achieving the incredible challenge of indicating the time with water, we have not so much propelled a new UFO into the watchmaking stratosphere, as we have in fact pulverized all certainties by uniting two worlds that are supposedly diametrically opposed. Never since the water clocks of the pharaohs, have the laws of gravity been overcome to transpose this energy in a portable watch. HYT has done it. The leitmotif? Fluid mechanics, or the ultimate in hybrid technology. The formula? Avantgarde watchmaking developments, engineering pushed to its heights, high-tech materials, and a design that generates genuine emotions.
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The H1 and H2. Pieces of Fine Watchmaking that single-handedly epitomize the brand’s identity: an obsession with innovation, uncompromising execution and an intransigent approach to quality. The products are quite clearly the consistent core concern for HYT. A “time object” that provides intuitive readings, well off the beaten track. High-flying mechanics that bear testimony to a completely new approach. Bold architecture, leaving nothing to chance. Each element is wisely thought-through, and patiently built. Inspired and rebellious, the design imposes its codes, emphasising the exceptional temperament and creativity of the overall result. An authentic innovation incubator, HYT’s hydro-mechanical engineering lab of genius continues its quest for the absolute in the realm of hybrid development. The H1 takes it resolutely into the legend of Fine Watchmaking 2.0. Where do you foresee HYT’s position in the luxury Swiss watch market in five years? Willing to remain unconventional, surprising, innovative. A reference within the independent Watchmakers with a substantialbusiness platform, willing to grow. So if you happened to be wearing an HYT H1 Azo on your wrist in Miami Beach, which is one of my favorite personal pieces from the collection, what would be your luxury sport car of choice to accompany the watch? Porsch 918 Spyder. Look at the tyros… the green breaks :)))) One last question… if you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would you dine with and where? Winston Churchill. A visionary man, the man who changed everything on June 6, 1944… In my home ! :)))
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SKI COLORADO Vail, Aspen, and, Breckenridge
COLORADO is known around the world as a haven for powder hounds searching for the next big thrill. And even though the skiing is amazing, there is more to the Rocky Mountain state than just the frozen slopes. Here are three top destinations that offer a full range of luxurious après ski activities and amenities…and yes, some of the most wicked rides on two rails.
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t Vail, the experience extends far beyond the mountain. Vail is linked by three lively base areas filled with shops, world class restaurants, bars, and apres hot spots. Linked by pedestrian friendly heated streets, the village is a perfect place for a family stroll after skiing or a bar-hopping night out on the town. The countries largest free transportation system runs frequently, making it easy to access almost anywhere in the Vail area without touching your car. It’s almost like the whole town is “ski in, ski out.” Vail is generally separated into a few distinct areas. The main two base areas, where most restaurants and shops are located, are Vail Village, and Lionshead. Golden Peak is near Vail Village and also offers access to the mountain as well as a beginner ski school area and lift. Right off the mountain, just steps from the lifts, Vail Village offers guests all types of fun, day and night. Everything you could ever want in a vacation is right here. Linked by a short free in-town bus ride, Lionshead and Vail Village are the lively centers, where
most skiers and snowboarders head to and from the mountain during the day. The streets fill with pedestrians shopping, talking, heading to dinner, and out to the nightlife options after dark. Vacationing in the mountains does not mean giving up five-star cuisine the likes of which you would find in many metropolitan centers. On the contrary, you can find some of the most delectable food imaginable in Vail Village. Make reservations at Elway’s, Matsuhisa, Sweet Basil, Flame, and countless other highly acclaimed restaurants for some truly stunning dining experiences.
n the late 1940s, skiing arrived in Aspen as did modern day founders Walter and Elizabeth Paepcke. With a vision for the community that focused on mind, body and spirit, the Paepckes helped Aspen begin a civic and cultural renaissance — one that continues to this day. Locals call it “The Aspen Idea.” That idea drives the internal energy of Aspen. Forget what you think you know about the mountain town and come and experience “The Aspen Idea” for yourself. Enjoy a day on the mountain in the winter or a bike ride along the Rio Grande Trail in the summer. Fantastic food, incredible environment, and great people...that’s what Aspen is all about. Aspen is a world-class destination with outdoor adventures from skiing to biking. It has a flair for arts and culture, but still maintains enough small-town charm for year round residents to call it home. Aspen truly is a unique diamond nestled in the rough of the Rocky Mountains that has a knack for bringing big city features to you in a way that defies ordinary. Aspen’s dining scene is always evolving. In 2014, the town welcomed the David Burke Kitchen, Insider, and HOPS. Also, Whole Journeys, a division of Whole Foods, has launched a new destination in Aspen, with three-day culinary and hiking trips.
irst, there’s the snow. It wouldn’t be a ski town if it weren’t for the skiing, and there would be no skiing without plenty of snow. Nestled in the shadow of the TenMile Range and several fourteeners (14,000 foot peaks in the heart of the Rockies), Breckenridge reaps big meteorological benefits. Weather systems scale up the peaks, gaining strength and moisture before they let loose over Breckenridge. Everyone loves to celebrate after a successful day on the slopes, and in Breckenridge awesome après are everywhere. Freeskier magazine recently hosted its Sweet 16 Party in Breckenridge, and Ski Magazine has consistently named the resort as having one of the best après scenes in the country. For an 1850s mining town, Breckenridge has a lot to offer in 21st century cuisine. Visitors rave as much about the pub food as they do the upscale, four-star menus. Thanks in part to its dining options, Breckenridge earned
a spot on Outside magazine’s list of North America’s Best Resorts. Breckenridge is perfect for a romantic get-away, with its offerings of intimate dining options, private luxury lodging, and plenty of places to mingle. In fact, the Ski Channel gave it high honors in their list of the Top Ten Ski Towns for Singles. Breckenridge has epic town festivals all year round. You’ll find a never-ending stream of events, including film festivals, art exhibits, concerts, dancing, legendary spas, and shopping galore. The town also offers museums, coffee shops, bike paths, and outdoor play areas for all ages. There’s something going on almost every week in Breckenridge, from the bi-annual Breckenridge Beer Festival to a snow sculpture contest, music, bike festivals, and the annual Ullr Fest, paying homage to the God of Winter with parties and a parade
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Fine, casual, chic j ewelry does not always have to be newly made BY DEBORAH YONICK
GUARDIANS of the
onsumers searching for special pieces unique to them are finding that jewels from the past deliver in design, craftsmanship, investment value and personal meaning. The market for antique and estate jewelry is robust, with demand strong in very rare, high-end pieces, gem quality pearls and colored stones as well as fine signed jewels from top houses like Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Boucheron, Lalique and Harry Winston. There is also a growing movement among brides and grooms to make their “something old” a wedding or engagement ring from the past. Previously owned jewelry doesn’t always imply signed pieces from elite jewelry houses, though. It is also possible to find affordable, meaningful alternatives to auction pieces. And many pre-owned finds are unique, with elements such as old mine cuts, romantic filigree designs and period style characteristics, making them stand apart from more modern pieces. There is also a lot of interest in recycling today, which appeals to buyers of estate jewelry.
Art Deco, nearly 100 years old now, remains the most enduring design period in estate jewelry, a market favorite for its timeless on-trend qualities. Recognized for its mix of bold colors, geometric forms and diverse materials, Deco style is modern and easy to wear. Diamonds were very popular in the period, often with rubies, sapphires and emeralds, and the use of black onyx contrasted with white diamonds and rock crystal is a defining characteristic. While the period covers the early 1920s to mid 1930s, its influence extends through the ’50s and ’60s, and into current day. Cartier, Tiffany and Van Cleef & Arpels are considered to have created some of their most iconic work during the Art Deco period. But the buzz in estate circles is that the works of Suzanne Belperron are destined to be a collector’s favorite. Ahead of her time, Belperron was among the most revolutionary designers of the 20th century. A head designer at Maison René Boivin (1919-1932), her unsigned designs diverged from conventional Art Deco style in gold and semi-precious stones as opposed to platinum and diamonds. She gained increasing notoriety after a May 2012 Sotheby’s Geneva sale of her own personal collection. Jewelry from the 1940s, especially big chunky bracelets in yellow and pink gold, with sprinkles of diamonds, or necklaces with gems and enamel are spot on trend. Moreover, there’s a resurgence in brooches that also serve as pendants and hairpieces. In fact, head ornaments like tiaras and bejeweled headbands are very much in fashion. Likewise, cameos from all eras, some carved out of gems like layered agate and jasper, are back in vogue, especially in pendants and rings.
But the real sizzle, many say, is in mid-century modern, particularly the 1960-’70s, as more goods are available from this time than in earlier periods, offering some amazing finds. Especially popular are wildlife and nature patterns, something that gained a following in the 1960s among major houses like David Webb, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. People who hunt for estate and antique jewelry are drawn by the thrill of the chase. You never know what your treasure-hunting dealer or retailer has uncovered in the dusty jewelry boxes of previous owners who, for one reason or another, want to sell their pieces – it’s always something different, always a surprise. Imagine channeling your inner Marilyn Monroe, wearing an amazing 1959 diamond floral necklace by Harry Winston! Collectors of estate jewelry relish in the artistry, history and beauty of what they may discover.
T H E TOP
FIVE WAYS Humans have always been obsessed with maintaining their youth. Although there is no way to stay young forever, here are some tricks and lifestyle changes that will help you prevent and possibly even reverse the appearance of aging.
to prevent and reverse aging STOP SMOKING It is no secret that smoking is bad for you. Although you are probably aware of the severe health problems that are associated with cigarettes, you should also know that they can greatly contribute to the appearance of aging. The smoke itself damages the substances that are responsible for your skin’s elasticity. Years of exposure will cause your skin to become loose and wrinkled. The chemicals in cigarettes will also contribute to the appearance of aging by hindering healthy cell reproduction.
DIET Aging happens due to the gradual wearing down of the cells in your body, much of which is due to the presence of free radicals, which we are constantly exposed to in the environment. Although you cannot fully prevent yourself from being exposed to free radicals, you can minimize their effects through diet. You should eat foods that are high in antioxidants in order to neutralize the free radicals in your body. Antioxidants can generally be found in healthy fruits and vegetables.
PREVENT SUN DAMAGE Another major cause of aged skin is damage from the sun. Fortunately, you don’t have to hide indoors to stay looking young. You can prevent sun damage by applying a sun block with a rating of at least SPF 15 – SPF 30 is usually sufficient. Be sure to apply sunblock even during the winter months, as you are still being exposed to UV radiation. You should also avoid tanning at all costs, naturally or in a tanning booth
MOBILITY TRAINING Postural issues are one of the biggest indicators of aging. They are also the cause of much of the chronic pain that we experience as we age. However, posture correction isn’t a mere matter of standing up straight. Your posture is determined by the strength of various muscles. If you allow these muscles to become weak, bad posture will result. Pilates, yoga, and weight training are all great ways to prevent and correct these issues. The help of a personal trainer or physician who is knowledgeable about issues related to mobility and posture can be a great help.
STRESS REDUCTION Your state of mind has a big effect on your health. Stress has been shown to negatively affect the life span of your body’s cells, which can cause a number of health issues. It can also cause your skin to age more quickly. Although reducing stress is easier said than done, you should try your best to relax, minimize situations that you know will be stressful, and practice dealing with stress in a productive manner.
Although there is no secret that will grant eternal youth, good habits and a healthy lifestyle will diminish and sometimes reverse the aging process.
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British chic, swiss excellence: Breitling for Bentley combines the best of both worlds. style and performance. Luxury and accomplishment. class and audacity. Power and refinement. Perfectly epitomising this exceptional world, the Bentley B05 Unitime houses a Manufacture Breitling calibre, chronometercertified by the cosc (swiss official chronometer Testing Institute), the highest benchmark in terms of precision and reliability. It is distinguished by its exclusive crown-adjusted worldtime system featuring revolutionary user friendliness. a proud alliance between the grand art of British carmaking and the fine swiss watchmaking tradition.
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HOW to SERVE YOUR
s with any wine, the temperature at which you serve pinot noir is key to perceiving the numerous and subtle flavors. Serving a glass at the right temperature will enable you and your guests to experience everything the wine has to offer. First of all, a little background is in order. A pinot noir wine starts with pinot noir grapes, which are grown all over the world. The most famous pinot noirs are grown in France’s Burgundy region, but many other wonderful varieties come from California and Canada. Interesting tidbit: A champagne is produced by blending chardonnay and pinot noir grapes. Pinot Noir’s darkened reddish color comes from the process used to produce the wine, where the clear pinot noir juice is left touching the dark grape skins. What flavors should you expect from a properly served glass of pinot noir? After all, the primary reason to be mindful of serving temperatures is the subtle flavoring of the wine. Though pinot noir’s notes do vary from region to region, there are nevertheless a few common flavors you can expect to find in a well-served glass: smoke, black cherry, mushroom, leather, plum, tomato, berries, and earth. A well-served pinot noir will also have a rich, velvety, soft, and full to medium-bodied quality. And what about serving temperature? Finding the best temperature to store and serve pinot noir involves a delicate balancing act. Do it right and you will preserve all the above-listed characteristics perfectly. Your wine will stay a beautiful balance of fruit, alcohol, and acidity that reveals the subtle nuances of flavor. Serving temperature does not change these characteristics, contrary to popular belief. Temperature affects the degree to which your palate can interpret them. Pinot noir is best served at slightly below what most consider room temperature. It is a myth that red wines are room-temperature wines. Room temperature is too warm. Lighter-bodied red wines like pinot noir should be served around 55 degrees Fahrenheit, or 12.8 degrees Celsius. As you serve the wine, be careful to hold the glass correctly. Hold the stem of the glass such that your hand does not warm the wine as you pour and as you lift the glass to your lips. If you’re drinking with stemless glasses, only pick up the glass when you’re planning to take a sip. It can be helpful to store bottles of pinot noir in a basement or refrigerator to help them last longer. Storing bottles at room |
temperature means you have to cool them down prior to serving, typically by leaving them in the refrigerator for two hours. Don’t cool them down too far or you’ll miss more subtle aspects of the wine. Storing the wine in an area that’s too warm, on the other hand, can actually affect the wine’s flavor profile. If you store a pinot noir, or any wine, in a place where it will be too warm for a long period, the wine can age prematurely, or the flavor may break down. The same goes for storing the wine at temperatures that are too cold. The best temperature for storing red wines, like pinot noir, is the same temperature at which they are best served.
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them onboard instruments and timepieces on a par with their achievements. Boasting generous white superluminova-enhanced Arabic numerals, the Type 20 GMT exalts visibility and ensures precision thanks to a Zenith Elite 693 movement, while a dual-time display sets the crowning touch.
Invention of the Tourbillon A.-L. BREGUET’S INVENTION OF THE TOURBILLON REVOLUTIONIZED THE ART OF WATCHMAKING IN 1801 AND SET A NEW STANDARD FOR TIMEKEEPING.
or centuries, scientists and philosophers had used the term Tourbillon to refer to the regular rotation of planets around the sun, despite the word Tourbillon, or whirlwind, being somewhat of a misnomer for the ordered regularity of the universe. Like astronomy, watchmaking has precise and structured systems, so it was unsurprising that A.-L. Breguet borrowed the term to name one of the most significant advances in the industry’s history. In fact, Breguet had created his own little whirlwind, a mechanism that “shook up” the ordered compo- Patent image credit: Institut nents in a watch to ensure perfect timing. Before National de la Propriete Industrielle (INPI) Breguet’s invention of the Tourbillon, timepieces were notoriously inaccurate. Gravity negatively influenced their regularity by altering the rate every time a watch changed position. Well schooled in science and mathematics, Breguet was determined to find a solution. Where other watchmakers had failed, Breguet turned theory upside down; deciding that if he couldn’t fight gravity, he would work with it. He realized that if he could fit the various components of the escapement (the balance wheel, lever and escape wheel – the parts most
susceptible to gravity) inside a mobile carriage that could then complete a full rotation, the device would eliminate rate defects by having them effectively neutralize each other. In essence, his invention cancelled the negative effects of gravity. Recognizing that watches could now run with far greater accuracy, in 1801 Breguet applied to the French government for a patent in the following terms: “I have the honor of conveying to you a note containing details of a new invention which can be used with timepieces”. The Paris authorities swiftly granted him a 10-year patent. So challenging were the mechanical skills involved that when the patent expired, only the very best watchmakers were able to construct the Tourbillon. Breguet’s power of invention completely changed the nature of watchmaking and the Tourbillon was undoubtedly a measure of his genius. However, the Tourbillon mechanism was not an isolated breakthrough. Breguet had a long list of developments to his credit, including the perpetual or self-winding watch, the gong spring for minute repeaters, a shockproof suspension device, the precursor of today’s chronograph, and a new overcoil spiral that is still used today in most mechanical watches. The Tourbillon regulator still manages to fascinate and remains the pinnacle of watchmaking achievement. It made its way into wristwatches at the turn of the 20th century and gained incredible popularity in the 1980s alongside a renaissance of mechanical timekeeping led by Breguet.
Breguet had created his own little whirlwind, a mechanism that “shook up” the ordered components in a watch to ensure perfect timing.
OF WATCHMAKING At Harry Winston
ine watchmaking at Harry Winston honors Mr. Winston’s legacy of creativity and innovation, by developing timepieces that complement the extraordinary design and craftsmanship of the House’s legendary jewels. Launched in 1989, Harry Winston’s debut timepiece collection, the Premier Collection, helped revolutionize mechanical watchmaking with the introduction of the world’s first Biretrograde Perpetural Calendar. This focus on innovation helped to propel the House to the forefront of fine watchmaking and set the precedent for many groundbreaking complications, including the Histoire de Tourbillon, a masterpiece dedicated to one of the most complex horological complications, and the Opus Series, which continues to revolutionize the art of telling time. Continuing its commitment to creativity and cutting innovation, in 2004, Harry Winston introduced fine watchmaking to a revolutionary new material known as Zalium. Far scarcer and stronger than titanium, and known for its extreme durability, corrosion-resistance, and non-allergenic properties the zirconium-based alloy is used in the development of the Project Z series and remains exclusive to Harry Winston in watchmaking. Dedicated to preserving and perfecting the traditions of fine watchmaking, Harry Winston opened a state of the art Manufacture in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2007. True to Mr. Winston’s lifelong pursuit of “only the exceptional,” each incredible timepiece created today - whether handcrafted
in the world’s finest diamonds or pushing the extremes of high horology - is crafted with the highest quality materials, combining the inimitable style of the House, with the finest traditions of fine Swiss watchmaking. Carrying the lucky number 8, Project Z8 represents the latest model in Harry Winston’s innovative Project Z series, which showcases the House’s pioneering use of ZaliumTM. Lighter, harder than titanium and extremely resistant to corrosion, ZaliumTM is a zirconium-base alloy exclusive to the House, and reflects its motto of “only the exceptional” in design. Its matte gunmetal gray color gives an unexpected and captivating gleam to this striking sporting timepiece. Project Z8 is powered by a mechanical automatic-winding Dual Time movement: a grand classic from the House and one that is truly appreciated among connoisseurs. The center features a retrograde dual-time display fitted with an anodized aluminum hand with an elaborately curved and completely three-dimensional design that required considerable ingenuity to create. Comprising 281 components, 32 jewels, a flat silicon balance spring and a newly designed white gold open-worked oscillating weight, this sophisticated caliber is a testament to fine workmanship, which extending all the way through to its circular Côtes de Genève motif. Project Z8 is an amazing sequence of striking decorative elements, finishes and details. It has a satin finish on the upper surface with a micro-blasted zone on the lower sides as well as around the edge of the case.
PREMIER CHRONOGRAPH 40MM
The Premier Chronograph 40mm expresses the House’s jewelry tradition and creative virtuosity through subtle decorative motifs. Stemming from the House’s first timepiece collection, which launched in 1989, the Premier is the perfect blend of seduction and femininity. In its newest version, the House has preserved the same style codes of the iconic design, while giving free rein to its creative instincts. Let the magic begin. The volume of the rose gold case has been slimmed down to create a more elegant profile, while the 40mm diameter gives this chronograph a defined presence on the wrist. The attachments, which recall the neo-classical arch defining the façade of Harry Winston’s historic Fifth Avenue Salon, have been redesigned for a smoother finish. Generous diamonds of the finest quality are delicately handset, recalling the House’s iconic diamond creations. The crown is shaped like an exquisitely faceted gem, proudly celebrating Harry Winston’s fine-jewelry heritage. The stunning brown Tahitian mother-of-pearl dial radiates a seductive smoky effect, hovering between shades of warm brown and couture grey. The diamond-set appliques and indexes, ornate decoration, and the striking asymmetry of the various dials, combine to create a stunning visual rhythm on the dial. Powered by a quartz movement, this chronograph has 12-hour and 30-minute counters, as well as small seconds at 6 o’clock. A shiny taupe alligator strap provides the perfect finishing touch, further enhancing the refinement and harmony of the design.
The new EBEL Wave, shown in 18K yellow gold & two-toned stainless steel, hers with diamonds. The collection, intelligently priced from $1,500.
©2014 EBEL – Men’s Ref. 1216202 $1,900 and Women’s Ref. 1216198 $3,500
THE WAVE REIMAGINED. UNDENIABLY EBEL.
CHOPARD IS THE WORLD SPONSOR AND OFFICIAL TIMEKEEPER OF THE MILLE MIGLIA. THIS YEAR’S MILLE MIGLIA TIMEPIECE PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE OLDEST CARS IN THE RACE.
CHOPARD SUPERFAST CHRONOGRAPH, WITH IN-HOUSE MOVEMENT.
HISTORIC GRAND PRIX DE MONACO CHRONOGRAPH.
CHOPARD REVS UP ITS RACING COLLECTIONS BY CAROL BESLER
MILLE MIGLIA, GRAND PRIX DE MONACO HISTORIQUE AND SUPERFAST ARE BUILT FOR PERFORMANCE
hopard co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele’s passion for classic racing automobiles has had a profound influence on the company’s involvement in the auto world and on its watch collections. It began with the Mille Miglia, a 1,000-mile race from Brescia to Rome through some of Italy’s most breathtaking scenery. The Scheufele family, including Karl-Friedrich and his father, Karl, has participated in the Mille Miglia since 1987, and has been a sponsor since 1988. Of course, the company has also made a limited edition timepiece each year to commemorate the race. This year’s Mille Miglia is a chronograph with vintage details that pays tribute to the historical cars taking part in this classic car race. The Mille Miglia 2014 limited-edition watch carries a more distinctly Italian flavor than its predecessors, with its red tachometric scale and hands, white dial and green minute circle — the colors of the nation’s flag. It also pays tribute to the oldest cars taking part in the race, those dating from the 1920s and 1930s, with a numeral font from that era and an overstitched Barenia calfskin strap reminiscent of the bonnet straps on the most venerable participants in the race. It is equipped with a self-winding chronograph movement in a stainless steel or 18k rose gold case.
GRAND PRIX DE MONACO HISTORIQUE
ince 2002, Chopard has also been a sponsor of the Historic Grand Prix de Monaco, which involves vintage racing cars dating from the 1920s to 1985. Karl-Friedrich Scheufele is a keen aficionado of historical cars, and for each edition of this race, held every two years, Chopard has presented a limited-edition chronograph. In 2014 and
for the very first time, Chopard is launching a full-fledged collection related to this race. The new collection of Grand Prix de Monaco Historique watches is composed of three precision instruments intended to support drivers. They include the Chrono, the Automatic and the Power Control. The Automatic is COSC certified and has a self-winding movement. The Power Control has a power-reserve indicator placed at 6 o’clock, with a design that is directly inspired by fuel gauges. The Chrono features hour and minute totalizers, a small seconds and a central chronograph seconds hand, driven by an automatic movement. All are set in beadblasted titanium cases, which are extremely lightweight and hard. It comes in various versions, including rose gold, steel and titanium versions.
SUPERFAST WITH CHOPARD CALIBERS
he timepieces in Chopard’s Classic Racing Collection are equipped with Chopard movements that are designed, developed and assembled in the company’s Fleurier Ebauches workshops. The Superfast Chrono houses Caliber 03.05-M, a mechanical self-winding chronograph movement. The Superfast Automatic is equipped with self-winding Chopard Caliber 01.01-M, displaying hours, minutes and seconds. The Superfast Power Control houses caliber 01.02-M, with hours, minutes, small seconds, date window and a power-reserve indicator. All are COSC certified and designed with a racing car aesthetic, with vertical lines on the dial that evoke the cooling fins found on air-cooled racing engines and numerals that resemble the markers on sports-car rev-counters and speedometers.
H AW K GIRARD-PERREGAUX 03300-0073 CALIBER, SELF-WINDING MECHANICAL MOVEMENT HOUR, MINUTE, SMALL SECOND, CHRONOGRAPH, DATE 46-HOUR POWER RESERVE – 44MM PINK CASE WITH SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL CASE-BACK WATER-RESISTANT TO 100M
FOREVERMARK EXCEPTIONAL DIAMONDS
are one in a million KING JEWELERS IS THE EIGHTH JEWELER G LO B A L LY TO C A R RY FO R E V E R M A R K E XC E P T I O N A L DIAMONDS
nly certain carefully selected diamonds are eligible to carry the inscription of Forevermark, a brand from the De Beers group of companies, the world’s largest diamond mining company. Only certain designers and manufacturers may set them into jewelry, and only certain retailers may sell them. Now, the brand has created an even more exclusive sub brand, Forevermark Exceptional Diamonds, with only 10 jewelers, with 12 locations, in the United States authorized to sell them. King Jewelers is one of those dealers. The Forevermark diamond journey begins at the mine, where rough diamonds are extracted from deep within the earth. Each mine produces a wide range of rough diamonds, but only the highest quality rough material will be cut into a Forevermark diamond. Less than 1% of the world’s diamonds are eligible to become a Forevermark diamond and be inscribed with the Forevermark icon and individual number. The Forevermark Exceptional Diamond is even more exclusive in terms of size, quality and color – each authorized gem represents one in a million. The Exceptional Forevermark Diamond Collection showcases diamonds that represent only one in a million of all polished diamonds resulting from rough mined by the De Beers group of companies. “Each diamond in this collection is a masterpiece that beautifully underpins the Forevermark promise of beauty, rarity, and the clearest chain of custody from mine all through the sorting, cutting and polishing journey,” says Forevermark U.S. president Charles Stanley. All Forevermark diamonds carry a promise that they are beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced. Forevermark and Forevermark Exceptional Diamonds are guaranteed to be responsibly sourced from carefully selected mines in countries that are committed to the highest business, social, economic, and environmental standards. In fact, for the first time in the De Beers group of companies’ 126 year history, the journey of each one of these exceptional diamonds has been carefully documented for consumers to experience. Each diamond is presented with a customized booklet that details every step of its journey, beginning with the approximate era when it was created deep within the earth. Using custom copy and stunning visuals, key milestones in the diamond’s life are showcased. Diamonds in the Forevermark Exceptional Diamond program were hand selected from amongst the most spectacular rough diamonds in the world and manufactured by master diamond cutters from New York-based Julius Klein Group and Premier Gem. Forevermark diamond jewelry is sold at 380 leading jewelry stores across the United States and Canada, and in more than 1,300 doors worldwide. Forevermark Exceptional Diamonds are sold at only 10 jewelers, with 12 locations in the United States.
KING JEWELERS, South Florida’s premier jeweler of integrity since 1912, is proud to be in business 102 years in South Florida. For five generations, the King family has owned and operated King Jewelers while building an outstanding reputation steeped in quality, value, and first-class service. From one hundred to one million dollars, at King Jewelers you will always find the “best of the best.” Offering a magnificent selection of fine jewelry collections including the hottest Italian designs, estate jewelry, colored gemstones and fancy-colored diamonds, as well as luxury Swiss timepieces, King Jewelers prides itself in being one step ahead of the trend. The luxurious Aventura showroom is home to Chopard, Breguet, Harry Winston, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Roberto Coin, Marco Bicego, Roger Dubuis, Zenith, Chanel, Montblanc, Jaquet Droz, Forevermark, Tacori and Breitling to name a few. Kings Jewelers is a member of the Jewelers of America, American Watch Guild, Jewelers Board of Trade, and the American Society of Appraisers, and has among its staff GIA Certified Gemologists. For more information, visitwww.kings1912.com.
The Exceptional Forevermark Diamond Collection showcases diamonds that represent only one in a million of all polished diamonds resulting from rough mined by the De Beers group of companies.
2015 King Jewelers Lifestyle Magazine