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Chanel J12 Watches

In 2000 Chanel launched for sale on the market the initial model of the unique Chanel watch line; the Chanel J12. But the important stage of the Chanel J12 occurred in 2005 when the Chanel J12 designers made this watch be considered as a Fine Jewelry watch. In a few month this watch became the watch of all the “first times” . The world of boats was Chanel inspiration to give birth to the Chanel J12.

  • first model water-resistant to 200 meters
  • first unisex watch
  • first watch in high-tech non-scratch ceramic material

It was again a victory for Chanel and some years later the success in this model resulted in the creation of a new version of the Chanel J12 passing from the deepest black, exclusively used up to then, to an intense opalescent white, obtained using a new high-tech snow-toned color. This model was improved not only for men but also for women who can enjoy a J12 with an extremely glamorous diamond version. Something to highlight about the Chanel jewelry watch was the incorporation of the tourbillon; the most sophisticated of all watchmaking complications .

Arising the challenge of producing a fine jewelry watch of complicated nature, Chanel had the most experienced Swiss watchmakers to develop the exclusive ‘CHANEL O5-T.1’ movement. Ultra-thin ceramic bottom-plate (just 2mm thick), optical glass cage, 18-K white gold bridge are some of the exceptional features that take part of the Chanel watches mechanism.

In 2006 the Chanel J12 Haute Joaillerie appeared on the watches market. The Chanel J12 Haute Joaillerie was composed by 605 baguette-cut diamonds which caused great success among clients that loved the Chanel codes (black and white, diamonds and ceramic) The ceramic was adopted by the watchmakers to give the timepiece a brilliant black and white union. This beautiful creation reflects the Chanel belief that white and black colors are a perfect match and also go with everything.

A year later, the Chanel J12 Tourbillon Haute Joaillerie was created. The characteristics of this watch were: the dial of the watch ; two 0,3 mm ceramic plates as well as 9 index diamonds, the tourbillon appears in the head-turning with 568 baguette-cut rubies embracing the watch’s bezel, case and bracelet, white gold, black ceramic and also rubies.

Today, the House of Chanel watches is still very much on demand due to a new generation of clients. The Chanel J12 is the first unisex watch for Chanel and it is characterized by clean lines and both masculine and feminine features, making it a watchmaking revolution. In 2003 Chanel introduced the Coco Mademoiselle and the Chanel In-Between Wear, for younger women.

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The History of Chanel

Gabrielle Coco Chanel rose as one of the premier fashion designers in Paris, France when in 1912 opened her first millinery shop and she remained up to the 1920s.

She set up in the fashion world including simple suits and dresses, also women’s trousers, costume jewelry, perfume and textiles. In addition to this, she got to replace the corset with comfort and casual elegance.

Gabrielle Coco Chanel was born in Saumur in 1883. She belonged to a very poor family and her mother died when Gabrielle was six years old leaving her and her four other children to the care of her father who soon abandoned them to the care of relatives.

But to our surprise, Gabrielle Coco Chanel has always said that her date of birth was 1893 and her place of birth was Auvergue.

In her life appeared two men important for her career; one a wealthy military officer and then an English industrialist . Both were Gabrielle’s source to establish a millinery shop in Paris in 1910, expanding later to Deauville and Biarritz. These two men also helped her to get in touch with costumers among women of society, and that was the way her simple hats became popular as well as her name adopted with her brief career as a café and concert singer .

By the 1920s Coco’s fashion house spread considerably. She was the first in the French fashion world working in jersey and soon her chemise set up a fashion trend with its look that women followed. On the contrary to previous decades when the corset was considered fashionable, Chanel’s fashion trend made a difference with her relaxed fashions, short skirts, and casual look. Chanel herself adopted this more comfortable style which other women considered inappropriate to wear.

Chanel introduced a different style not only in the fashion world but also in other areas. In 1922 Chanel launched the Chanel No. 5, a perfume which became and remained popular as well as a profitable product of the Chanel brand. In 1924, Pierre Wertheimer became her partner in the perfume business. Wertheimer owned 70% of the company; Coco Chanel received 10% and her friend Bader 20%. The Wertheimers continue to control the perfume company today.

In 1925 Chanel introduced her signature cardigan jacket and in 1926 did the same with “little black dress”. Most of her fashion remains almost unchanged from generation to generation.

It is also known that Chanel served as a nurse during the Wold War I and this caused the fashion business in Paris to fade for a while. In addition to this, her relationship with a Nazi officer also led to some years where the fashion business went down. However, her natural and casual clothing became popular again in 1954 including the Chanel suit and purses. In 1971 she launched to the market the pea jackets and bell-bottom pants for women but this was also a sad moment because it was in 1971 that she died. Karl Lagerfeld has been chief designer of Chanel’s fashion house since 1983.

Apart from working with high fashion, she also designed stage costumes for such plays as Cocteau’s Antigone (1923) and Oedipus Rex (1937) and film costumes for several movies, including Renoir’s La Regle de Jeu. Katharine Hepburn starred in the 1969 Broadway musical Coco based on the life of Coco Chanel.

In 1987, when Chanel watches appeared on the market, they gained the same classic elegance as her clothing had. The concept of quality, elegance and dependability have marked watches which are marketed under the name Chanel as well as all products. They keep their reputation as the sophisticated and elegant products of the House of Chanel, with avant-garde designs. Chanel watches have been in a high price range due to the power of the name, as well as to the earned reputation for quality and beauty.

Another point to be mentioned is the Chanel watches designers known by the quality of their designs, the creation and the production of exclusive watch straps. Each watch passes tests for scratch resistance as well as water resistance. Every single watch is individually numbered . Moreover, the quality and durability of Chanel watches make a two-year warranty on the watch a great selling point.

“Fashion passes, style remains”: one of the most famous sayings of Coco Chanel, the great founder of the brand that marked an icon in history. With this she has summed up for more than a century the basic principle upon which the history and activity of the Parisian have based on. Coco Chanel must have detested the small-sized illegible jewelry women’s watches of the era , she simply called such watches ‘Microbes’. Chanel is related to the creation of jewels, accessories, watches, garments or perfumes that over time become great classics, and which do not disappear with the finish of the passing trends that introduced them into the market. Chanel has always had the ability to face the difficult and fascinating challenge of remaining up-to-date even though time goes by, when they create models with the gift of a timelessness magic charm…

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Bulgari Lucea

Bulgari Lucea is a combination of the most highly-geometric designs with the natural curvature of the bracelet intensified with a great variety of multicolored stones and diamonds. The Bulgari Lucea watch is introduced in five different variations and is presented exclusively in 18K white gold. The luxury bracelet, an alternation of squares and circles, merges with the square case and transmits aura of refined elegance. A jeweled bracelet clasp and a mother of pearl dial complete its singular and unique style.

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Bulgari Bulgari

The Bulgari Bulgari watch was introduced in 1977. This timepiece has the brand’s most distinctive design and an entirely original case geometry, that made it so famous. It remains as the most highly celebrated Bulgari model till our days.
As the Bulgari Bulgari name stands for, it symbolizes simplicity and the purest essence. This lineage embodies not only the perfect fusion between traditional craftsmanship and the most innovative technology, but also the spirit of the Bulgari watches.
Bulgari Bulgari watch is a combination of different precious metals and stones and the most advanced technological features, such as automatic or manual movement, chronograph features and power reserve indicator.
Its bezel, a perfect cylinder, with the double engraved Bulgari logo, extremely easily-read-hand-applied-dial indicators, unmistakable design and a sophisticated mood, give to this Bulgari timepiece a contemporary style. You may choose a small model to an extra large one.

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Cartier La Doña Watch

Creative and very feminine, the Cartier La Doña is a variation of the contemporary fashionable womens watch with its new links and bracelet and a modified oval-shaped case. It looks classic due to the strong Cartier identity of blue steel sword-shaped hands and bold Roman numerals on a white or silver dial. The Cartier La Doña is available in steel or yellow, white, red 18K gold, but never two-tone: May come on a metal or leather bracelet. It is available in two sizes: large, 27mm x 29mm case; and small 22mm x 22.50mm case. Both sizes may have round-shaped diamonds on the bezel. An octagonal crown, set with a diamond or faceted spinel, has a triangular shape and completes the particular style of the case. The bold links of the bracelet with the braiding effect give a strong and a bit extravagant mood to this collection. The Cartier La Doña comes with a Swiss made quartz movement, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal and is water-resistant to 30 meters.

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Cartier Tank Watch

The Cartier Tank Francaise watch, introduced in 1917 during the First World War, was Cartier‘s most famous collection. Louis Cartier was inspired by the tough new war-machine, that was introduced to the fighting in Europe, and designed a rugged yet beautiful watch that became a classic. The Cartier Tank watch is manufactured in stainless steel, all types of gold or combined, and is available in three sizes: Cartier lady watches, with a 25mm x 20mm case; mid-size with a 31mm x 25mm case; and Cartier man watches with a 35mm x 29mm case. The case is rectangular, may be decorated with diamonds and has a cabochon crown; the dial is very easy-to-read and has bold roman numerals; the bracelet has rectangular links combined in a particular pattern-design that is similar to the tank’s track. Though the Cartier Tank watch is a classic formal watch, it is very reliable, and is also water-resistant.

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Cartier Pasha Watch

The Cartier Pasha watch or, simpler, Pasha Cartier, is a pure expression of the classic watch design combined with the most advanced contemporary watch building technology. All Cartier Pasha watches have round case the harmoniously smooth shapes, the round crowns with a precious cabochon stone on the top. Cartier Pasha timepieces have a very particular and beautiful dial style, that may vary in colors and designs. Sword-shaped hands and big painted Arabic/Roman numbers accentuate the classic style of this collection. Many famous people did not resist the temptation to wear a Cartier Pasha watch, among them, Antonio Banderas.
This collection is so rich in style that everyone can find the Cartier Pasha watch of his own taste: aesthetically simple; fancy and extravagant; contemporary and sporty; with diamonds on the bezel or diamond grid on the dial; in yellow, red or white gold; on a leather or metal bracelet; and so on. The Cartier Pasha watch is water-resistant and comes in different versions: Cartier Pasha C’ in 35mm, Carier Pasha in 42mm and Cartier Pasha Seatimer in 40mm.

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TAG Heuer Monaco

The TAG Heuer Monaco was dedicated to motor racing, became famous after Steve McQueen wore it in the “Le Mans” movie in 1971. That edition was called “Steve McQueen Monaco Edition”. Afterwards, TAG Heuer Monaco suffered a number of different re-editions and improvements that, finally, placed this timepiece on one of the highest positions in the watch industry. In 2005, the limited edition “Monaco Vintage” was launched, commemorating Steve McQueen’s 75th anniversary of his birthday and inspired by the legend and spirit of motor racing. It has a three-colored dial, with blue and red bands. Concept watches Monaco V4 and Monaco 360 LS truly embody the spirit of the TAG Heuer company.
TAG Heuer Monaco with square case and very soft contours has a very sophisticated and classic look. It has a movement with a powerful Chronomatic function, which is the world’s first automatic chronograph movement with a microrotor. Diamond-set luminescent or Nickel-plated hands may be combined in some Monaco models with diamond-luminescent hour markers on a Mother of Pearl dial. Womens watches are available with diamonds on the case. Another interesting and original detail is that some Monaco timepieces not only have a scratch-resistant sapphire-glass on the face but also on the case back, which allows to see the movement inside. TAG Heuer Monaco watches are manufactured with metal or crocodile bracelets and safety-folding clasp and are water resistant to 50 meters.

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Baume & Mercier Vice-Versa Collection

Baume & Mercier Vice-Versa Collection first appeared in 2005 as a major evidence of the proper direction taken by Baume & Mercier’s company.
Until the creation of the Vice-Versa collection, there hasn’t been a watch concealed behind its bracelet. The Vice-Versa launching was, not only courageous but also exceptional, because of what this innovation meant. Baume & Mercier has always had the particular intention of being represented as a design studio of refined watch-making.
The Vice-Versa timepiece demonstrates a bent round buckle embellished with one, four or twelve diamonds around the bezel. The Vice-Versa watch is elegant and also readable and it offers a simple but effective way of forgetting about the time and diminishing its importance.

Baume & Mercier’s new creation was quickly spread all over the world and distributed in quantities of several tens of thousands of watches.

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Baume & Mercier Diamant Collection

According to luxury and tradition, Baume & Mercier speaks for itself. Baume & Mercier Company provides watches for every moment of life. Baume & Mercier Diamant collection while retaining a classical appearance it is, at the same time, provided with some contemporary features, making of it an up-to-date flexible timepiece for modern and fashion-forward women. The Baume & Mercier Diamant watches have a unique signature that can be found on it particular oval crown that features an added diamond.

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Baume & Mercier Classima XL Double Time Zone

Baume et Mercier’s Main Characteristic: Equilibrium and Aesthetic of Divinities Proportions.

Baume & Mercier came up with Classima XL Double Timezone, a measurable innovation for each time phase. It is a modern timepiece impregnated with tradition that makes of it a fine and elegant wristwatch that perpetuates the shape perfection of the Classima XL Double Timezone line with harmony and strength.

Baume & Mercier represents quality still irreproachable with an excellent price and quality ratio.

Baume & Mercier is well known for its creativity and the originality of its styling.

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Baume & Mercier Riviera XXL Jump Hour

Baume & Mercier Riviera : A Symbol of Sophistication

The Baume & Mercier’s Rivera collection continues to be, as always, innovating and keeping its original precision. Baume & Mercier first introduced the Rivera collection in 1973 following it own emblematic concept that launched the company to the forefront of modern design. Baume et Mercier Riviera XXL Jump Hour watch are perfect for the mo

dern ones enjoying a luxury timepiece. All of them are made with stainless steel. They are also water resistant and they as well have a scratch resistant sapphire crystal for maximum durability and long-lasting use.

Sparkling and glistening seem to be the perfect description for the new Baume & Mercier Riviera XXL Jump Hour. The watch has a 43mm white gold dodecogonal case packed with 400 diamonds. Most of them were brilliant cut exce

pt for the baguettes around the crown. That’s 9.5 carats of diamonds total. The movement is the automatic Dubois Depraz caliber 14400 with Cotes de Geneva decoration on the rotor.

Baume & Mercier Riviera XXL Jump Hour / Ref.: M0J01023

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