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Magazine 2

Bouverne
Exclusive
Collection
Rolex
The new
Sky-Dweller
Costa Rica
Green paradise
EDITORIAL Dear customers,

We are very pleased to offer you the second issue of our magazine with which we invite you to
discover the exciting world of watches and jewellery. It is the perfect opportunity for us to show you
the new timepieces and jewellery from our catalogue as well as our new jewellery creations.
It will also be time to get away with a proposed escape to New York and a trip to Costa Rica.
Lastly, we will unveil all the secrets of the Light Festival which, like every three years,
will make Ghent shine brightly in 2018.

Once again, we sought to create a magazine that reflected our passion, and we hope that you enjoy
reading it as much as we enjoyed creating it.

We wish you a pleasant read, and we look forward to seeing you again next year with the latest
adventures in watches and jewellery.

Thank you for your trust and loyalty over the years.

See you soon at our shop.

The Bouverne family

Bouverne Exclusive Collection.


CONTENTS
06 THE SHOP
The Bouverne jewellery shop
08 WHAT’S NEW
Rolex Sky-Dweller or how to travel elegantly
10 WATCH SELECTION
Time for men
14 SPOTLIGHT
Watchmaking according to Chanel
18 CITY GUIDE
Where to have a (very) good coffee in Ghent
20 ICON
The Panthère de Cartier, a feline watch
22 WATCH SELECTION
Women’s time
24 WATCH CLOSE-UP
26 HOROLOGY CULTURE
The moon phase, a poetic complication
28 GETAWAY
New York, the city that never sleeps
30 REPORT
The fascinating world of diamonds
34 WHAT’S NEW
With Ritratto, Pomellato is thinking big
36 DISCOVERY
Dodo’s thousand and one charms
37 FASHION
Fabienne Delvigne’s luxurious hats
38 ON THE COVER
All that she wants
52 JEWELLERY SELECTION
Glorious everyday life
54 CITY GUIDE
The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb
56 WATCH CLOSE-UP
58 WATCHMAKING HERITAGE
Heritage, Longines’ vintage collection
60 EVENT
Another side of Ghent : the Light Festival
62 WHAT’S NEW
Panerai: New nuances of the Luminor Due
64 WHAT’S NEW
Breguet: Marine Équation Marchante
66 THE UNIVERSE OF A MAISON
Rolex and sailing, a close bond
68 WHAT’S NEW
Baume & Mercier Clifton Club
70 WHAT’S NEW
Tudor: Heritage Black Bay Chrono
72 MOTOR
Maserati Ghibli: style, power and comfort
74 TRAVEL
Costa Rica, green paradise
76 GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Horology quiz
THE SHOP

THE BOUVERNE JEWELLERY SHOP


A WORLD OF CREATIVITY AND SAVOIR-FAIRE

A
fter working as a watchmaker for many
years in Ghent, in 1976 Alain Bouverne
decided to create a family business. The
Bouverne jewellery shop, located in the
heart of Ghent, opened its doors in 1976
and has established itself as a leading
jeweller thanks to the expertise of its
team. It will welcome you into a friendly shop featuring a chic
and contemporary design that was recently fully renovated.
Here you will discover stunning pieces by major longstanding
watch manufacturers and jewellery workshops from around
the world, as well as their own jewellery creations, Bouverne
Exclusive. As veritable experts, each member of the team will


advise you on an individual basis and share with you the special
features of each timepiece and piece of jewellery exhibited in
their display cases. More than just a boutique, the Bouverne Kortedagsteeg 37-39,
jewellery shop also has a state-of-the-art watch and jewellery 9000 Gent (Belgium)
repair shop. The watchmakers and jewellers will even be able (+32) 9 223 95 72
to preserve and repair your favourite timepieces and your info@bouverne.eu
precious jewellery. www.bouverne.be
The Bouverne jewellery shop offers a diverse selection of
the finest brands: Rolex, Baume & Mercier, Breguet, Cartier, Monday: 14:00 – 18:00
Chanel, Longines, Panerai and Tudor in watches and Pomellato, Tuesday – Saturday: 09:00 – 18:30


Chaumet, Dodo and Mattioli in jewellery. From timeless
classics to the latest trends, you are sure to find the piece that
is perfect for you.

6 THE SHOP
WHAT‘S NEW

ROLEX SKY-DWELLER
OR HOW TO TRAVEL ELEGANTLY
THIS YEAR, ROLEX PRESENTS A NEW VERSION OF ITS WATCH FOR SERIOUS TRAVELLERS,
THE OYSTER PERPETUAL SKY-DWELLER. A TRUE TECHNOLOGICAL MARVEL, IT IS THE PERFECT PARTNER
FOR THOSE WHO CROSS THE WORLD.

The Sky-Dweller contains calibre 9001, a self-winding mechanical movement. Rolesor, which is a name that was registered in 1933, is the
combination of gold and steel on a single Rolex watch.

T
he most complicated Rolex protected by numerous patents, seven to be precise. The oscillator has
Unveiled several years ago, the Rolex Sky-Dweller a blue Parachrom hairspring that is perfectly insensitive to magnetic
watch displays on its dial all the indications fields. It thus offers great stability in the face of temperature variations
needed during a trip all the while exuding absolute and remains up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring
elegance. Protected by numerous patents, the in case of shocks. Calibre 9001 is equipped with a self-winding module
Sky-Dweller has an original layout that provides via a Perpetual rotor and builds up a power reserve of approximately
all the information needed by travellers to easily 72 hours. The interaction of the movement and the bezel of the watch
navigate through time: a dual time zone with local to set the functions is ensured by a selector wheel on the outside edge
time indicated by central hands and a reference time displayed in a of the movement.
24-hour format on a rotating off-centre disc on the dial; an annual
calendar named Saros that only needs to be adjusted once a year; and The Saros annual calendar
a month display by means of 12 apertures around the circumference Inspired by an astronomical phenomenon, the Saros annual calendar is
of the dial. To set its functions quickly and easily, the Sky-Dweller is a system patented by Rolex that distinguishes between 30- and 31-day
equipped with a particularly intuitive rotatable Ring Command bezel. A months. This feat is based on only two gear ratios and four gear wheels
captivating piece, this globe-trotters’ watch is the perfect combination added to Rolex’s traditional instantaneous date calendar. Hence, the
of mechanical sophistication and ease of use. Saros annual calendar correctly displays the date throughout the year
and requires only one adjustment per year, on the 1st of March. On a
Calibre 9001 history note, the Greek word saros refers to a cycle of about 18 years
The Sky-Dweller contains calibre 9001, a self-winding mechanical after which the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon are in the same positions
movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex which is also relative to one another and in the same region of the sky.
New features of the new Rolex Sky-Dweller in yellow Rolesor
· Versions in 904L steel and 18-carat gold
· New dials
· Chromalight display

9 WHAT‘S NEW
WATCH SELECTION

Timefor men

BREGUET Classique ROLEX Sea-Dweller CARTIER Drive Extra-Plate


Exuding elegance, this watch from the Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual The Drive de Cartier is refined and
Classique collection has a pink gold Sea-Dweller is getting a makeover unveiled this year in an extra flat
case measuring 40 mm in diameter to mark its 50th anniversary. version. With a thickness of only
protecting a self-winding mechanical Its stainless steel case, which 6.6 mm, its 18-carat grey gold case
movement with a 45-hour power is watertight to 1,220 metres, contains a silvered satin-brushed
reserve. Its grand feu enamel dial is being unveiled in a new size, dial with a sunray effect, Roman
features an hour ring in Breguet Arabic enlarged to 43 mm in diameter. numerals and blued-steel
numerals, an off-centre seconds The famous Cyclops lens located at sword-shaped hands. It is
sub-dial at 5 o’clock and blued-steel 3 o’clock is also being introduced attached to a semi-matte grey
Breguet open-tipped hands. on this new model. alligator strap.
TUDOR Pelagos
Water resistant to 500 metres, this diving watch
made out of titanium and steel features a 42 mm
diameter. It is equipped with a helium escape
valve located at 9 o’clock and powered by the
manufacture Tudor MT5612 movement, a
self-winding mechanical movement with a
bi-directional rotor system which builds up a
power reserve of approximately 70 hours.

PANERAI Luminor Submersible 1950


3 Days Automatic
Offering a sporty and assertive look, this Luminor 1950
model is the first Panerai Submersible watch to have
a 42 mm case. It is available in a red gold version and
has guaranteed water resistance to 100 metres. It is
equipped with automatic calibre P.9010 which builds
up a three-day power reserve.

LONGINES Conquest V.H.P


Launched in 1984, the Conquest V.H.P watch
(V.H.P stands for very high precision) is back this year
in a chronograph version. Featuring a long battery life
and a perpetual calendar, it houses a new-generation
quartz movement that guarantees annual precision
with a no greater than five second deviation.

BAUME & MERCIER Clifton Club Shelby Cobra Limited Edition


The Clifton Club Shelby Cobra collection is being enhanced with
two limited edition chronographs, including this stainless steel
model with its imposing 44 mm case housing an automatic
movement. Its blue dial displays the chronograph counters, a
tachymeter scale and the day and date functions. A black leather
strap completes the ensemble.

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ROLEX Datejust 41
A true icon, the Rolex Datejust is shown here
in a 41 mm steel and grey gold Oyster case
that is watertight to 100 metres. It has a blue
dial where the date is displayed at 3 o’clock,
enlarged by the Cyclops lens. It is equipped with
a new-generation movement, calibre 3235.

BREGUET Classique
This watch from the Classique collection features
an 18-carat white gold case measuring 39 mm
in diameter protecting a self-winding mechanical
movement. In addition to indicating hours,
minutes and seconds, its grand feu enamel dial
displays the phases and age of the moon
as well as the power reserve.

PANERAI Mare Nostrum Acciaio


The first chronograph in the history of Officine Panerai, the
Mare Nostrum watch now features a case measuring
42 mm in diameter crafted in steel with a blue dial
displaying hours, minutes and small seconds paired with
an alligator strap. It is available in a 1,000-unit limited
edition and driven by calibre OP XXXIII.

CARTIER Ballon Bleu


With its round shape, the Ballon Bleu de Cartier
watch elegantly dresses men’s and women’s
wrists. Here it is shown in a 42 mm steel version
with a guilloche dial featuring Roman numerals
and a date window at 3 o’clock.
TUDOR Heritage Black Bay Bronze BAUME & MERCIER Clifton Club LONGINES Conquest V.H.P
The Heritage Black Bay Bronze goes Unquestionably sporty chic, the Launched in 1984, the Conquest
back to Tudor’s origins, drawing its new Clifton Club watch comes V.H.P watch is back this year in
inspiration from its first ever diving in a 42 mm stainless steel case several new versions, including
watch. Protecting manufacture calibre that is watertight to 100 metres. this three-hand date nestled in a
MT5601, its 43 mm case in bronze gives Here it has a blue satin-brushed 41 mm stainless steel case that
this new model the same robustness dial with a sunray effect accented is watertight to 50 metres. Its dial
as the historical model. An aged leather with an orange second hand. It features indexes coated in
strap completes the ensemble. is completed with a three-row Super-LumiNova®, two of which
polished & satin-finished stainless are Arabic numerals.
steel bracelet.
SPOTLIGHT

New CODE COCO watch


in steel set with diamonds.

WATCHMAKING ACCORDING TO
CHANEL
FOR OVER 30 YEARS NOW, CHANEL HAS BEEN AFFORDING ITS OWN VISION OF WATCHMAKING AND CREATING NEW DESIGN CODES
FOR THE WORLD OF WATCHES. THE FASHION HOUSE BEGAN THE FIRST CHAPTER IN ITS HISTORY WITH THE PREMIÈRE WATCH IN
1987. IT LATER RELEASED THE J12 WATCH IN 2000 AND THE BOY·FRIEND WATCH IN 2015. CHANEL WATCHES, YEAR AFTER YEAR,
ENHANCE THE ALLURE OF TIME. MOREOVER, THIS YEAR THE BRAND HAS UNVEILED THE CODE COCO DE CHANEL WATCH.
R
eleased in 2015, the
BOY·FRIEND watch
is for women who
follow their own rules.
A masculine-looking
watch made just for
women. In a shape
that cannot help but
recall the iconic PREMIÈRE watch, stripped
of everything superfluous. The BOY·FRIEND
watch embodies the art of giving a twist to
menswear, a concept dear to Gabrielle Chanel.
It currently comes in three versions: one paired
with an alligator strap, another attached to a
tweed patterned strap, and the “d’exception”
models on which sparkle and an abundance
of diamonds prevail. With its enigmatic name,
the BOY·FRIEND watch does not hesitate to
upset the classic codes of women’s watches.

THE BOY·FRIEND
WATCH EMBODIES
THE ART OF
GIVING A TWIST TO
MENSWEAR,
A CONCEPT DEAR
TO GABRIELLE
CHANEL.

For the first time CHANEL is presenting a


metal strap fashioned in a tweed pattern
for the BOY·FRIEND watch. This exceptional
technique, consisting of woven steel threads,
required months to perfect. Intrinsically
linked to the maison’s style, Gabrielle
Chanel discovered this handwoven fabric in
Scotland, where it is made in the Highlands.
Transgressing the prevailing dress codes of
Medium version BOY·FRIEND Tweed watch her time, she chose to use it in the 1920s in
in beige gold set with diamonds. her wardrobe especially for its comfort. The
BOY·FRIEND Tweed watch comes with a strap
in steel, black steel or BEIGE GOLD.

15 SPOTLIGHT
The lines and codes of the PREMIÈRE watch
are the embodiment of what CHANEL means.
It has the dimensions of eternal femininity.
And the proportions of unrelenting modernity.
Octagonal like Place Vendôme, it glides on the
wrist of those who master all the codes.

An icon of luxury around the world, the octagonal Place Vendôme was designed by the Versailles architect Jules-Hardouin Mansart in 1699. In the middle of the
square, where the statue of King Louis XIV formerly stood, rises the enormous 44-metre high column Colonne Vendôme built by Napoleon in 1810 and inspired by
Trajan’s Column in Rome. At the top stands a sculpture of Napoleon dressed as Caesar made by Augustin Dumont in 1863. Most of the façades bordering the square
are classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.
The new CODE COCO de CHANEL
A veritable jewellery watch, the CODE COCO de CHANEL watch is distinguished by its supple,
lightweight, sparkling quilted bracelet that seals with a click. The clasp is inspired by the 2.55
handbag created by Mademoiselle Chanel in February 1955. It adorns the heart of the dial.
Open or closed, it conceals or exposes the time discreetly displayed on the dial. The CODE COCO
watch is an expression of Chanel’s timeless and constantly renewed codes.
CITY GUIDE

WHERE TO HAVE
A (VERY) GOOD COFFEE IN GHENT
IN RECENT YEARS, COFFEE HOUSES –SPECIFIC PLACES SPECIALLY DEDICATED TO THE CONSUMPTION OF COFFEE–
ARE ON THE RISE IN LARGE CITIES, THUS RETURNING THIS HOT BEVERAGE TO ITS GLORY DAYS.
Koffeine
Lange Kruisstraat 6

Located near St Bavo’s Cathedral, this

Simon Says
evocatively named café will give you your
daily dose of caffeine! This tastefully
decorated place is spacious and bright,
Sluizeken 8
and it is usually not very crowded.
Behind the bar, a team of baristas
Also serving as a guest house,
creates all sorts of designs
Simons Says is a coffee bar located in a
with the milk froth of
beautiful colourful building from 1904.
your hot beverage.
It is just minutes from the city centre,
inside the picturesque Patershol district,
and provides an intimate setting offering
a wide selection of coffees,
teas and pastries.

Did you know?


Coffee has more than
OR Coffee Bar 800 flavour characteristics
in its beans. Coffee experts
talk about premium beans
Walpoortstraat 26 and vintage years in the
same way that wine experts
The OR Coffee Bar fulfils the promise talk about wine, a beverage
of enjoying a delicious cup of quality which “only” has 500 flavour
coffee. Indeed, the owners have their characteristics.
own artisanal coffee roastery where
they roast the beans that have been
purchased directly from the plantations
in the country of origin. You will never
choose your coffee in the same way!

Cafe Labath
Oude Houtlei 1

Located near the old city centre,


Café Labath provides a warm
atmosphere in a spacious and carefully
Did you say barista? decorated setting. The entire staff are
The term “barista” refers to fine connoisseurs, true baristas, which
espresso and latte art specialists will surely seduce all coffee lovers out
who work at coffee houses. there. It also seems to serve one of the
They know the characteristics of best cappuccinos in the city.
each variety of coffee and know how
to make the most of it to prepare
delicious beverages. The craze is so
big that national and international
competitions take place every year.

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ICON

THE PANTHÈRE DE CARTIER


A FELINE WATCH

TIMELESS, THE PANTHÈRE DE CARTIER IS FIRST AND FOREMOST A PIECE OF


JEWELLERY. WITH ITS BRACELET FEATURING SMOOTH, FLUID AND SENSUAL
LINKS, THIS WATCH ICON RELEASED IN THE 1980s RETURNS WITHOUT HAVING
MISSED A BEAT.

T
he panther, the maison’s favoured animal
The panther first appeared in the bestiary of Cartier in 1914 when
it was featured on a wristwatch with a pattern reproducing the
animal’s fur. It was Jeanne Toussaint, a close collaborator of Louis
Cartier, who made it his favourite animal. A symbol of femininity,
the panther quickly found its place in the brand’s creations and
conquered the heart of the Duchess of Windsor, who in 1949
ordered, among other pieces, a brooch exhibiting a panther
crouched atop a sapphire cabochon weighing over 152 carats.

A worthy heiress of the Santos


Resembling the original 1983 model like two peas in a pod, the new Panthère de
Cartier is a watch in tune with the times. Indeed, the 1980s watch icon is reborn with
a complete collection whose design is in every respect identical to the original: the
square case, the screw-down bezel, Roman numerals and the small Cartier logo in
the X at 10 o’clock. The only small changes to be noted are the whiter dial, the tighter
links and the absence of the date. Available in yellow, white and rose gold as well as
stainless steel with or without diamonds, the 2017 version of the Panthère de Cartier
comes in two sizes, small and medium. There is inevitably one that resembles you!
RESEMBLING THE
ORIGINAL 1983
MODEL LIKE TWO
PEAS IN A POD, THE
NEW PANTHÈRE DE
CARTIER IS A WATCH
IN TUNE WITH
THE TIMES.

Panthère de Cartier watch,


small model, quartz
movement and case in
18-carat pink gold set with
brilliant-cut diamonds.

21 ICON
WATCH SELECTION

Women’
time
s

BREGUET Reine de Naples ROLEX Lady-Datejust 28 CARTIER Panthère de Cartier


The Reine de Naples watch comes in A quintessential ladies’ sport watch, An undeniable jewellery watch,
an 18-carat pink gold oval-shaped case the Lady-Datejust is looking even the Panthère de Cartier is making
topped with a bezel set with more feminine by sporting a pink dial. a comeback this year with a look
117 brilliant-cut diamonds. Its dial Clad entirely in steel, it features a new that is identical to the original
combines natural champagne-coloured 28 mm diameter. With guaranteed 1980s model. Here it is shown in its
Tahitian mother-of-pearl with water resistance to 100 metres, it small 18-carat yellow gold version
hand-guilloche natural white houses calibre 2236, a Superlative without diamonds but featuring a
mother-of-pearl. It is powered by a Chronometer certified self-winding crown adorned with a blue sapphire.
self-winding mechanical movement mechanical movement that has a Its silver dial has the traditional
that builds up a 45-hour power reserve. power reserve of approximately blued-steel sword-shaped hands.
55 hours.
TUDOR Clair de Rose
Tudor is revisiting its women’s Clair de Rose line with
new models exclusively in steel, all of which feature
mechanical movements. A selection of three straps is
also available for each one. It comes in a 34 mm case
that is water resistant to 100 metres with an opaline
dial and a winding crown adorned with a
transparent blue spinel cabochon.

CHANEL J12
With a unique design, the J12 watch is shown here
in a diameter of 38 mm. It is crafted in black ceramic
and steel and its dial features 12 diamond markers.
Watertight to 200 metres, it is powered by a
self-winding mechanical movement that builds
up a 42-hour power reserve.

LONGINES The Longines Master Collection


Longines has expanded its Master Collection line with a
number of new models this year, including this feminine
version with a blue sunburst dial equipped with a stainless
steel case featuring a dainty 25.5 mm diameter. It is attached
to a steel bracelet with a triple safety folding clasp and
comes to life thank to a self-winding mechanical
movement offering a 40-hour power reserve.

BAUME & MERCIER Classima


Classic and refined, this stainless steel round Classima watch
measures 31 mm in diameter. Its white dial featuring Roman
numerals for markers and leaf-shaped hands to indicate hours and
minutes has a discreet date window at 3 o’clock. It is finished off
with an elegant alligator print blue leather strap.

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WATCH CLOSE-UP

ROLEX
LADY-DATEJUST 28

Unveiled in 1945, the Datejust watch


was released in a ladies’ version in 1957.
An iconic piece, it has been seen on the
wrists of many celebrities. Its timeless
look has been revamped several times
since its creation based on trends and
eras. There is surely one to suit you!

4
5

1. Oyster case in steel and Everose gold measuring 28 mm in diameter.


2. Diamond-set bezel.
3. Cyclops lens over the date.
4. Screw-down crown.
5. White mother-of-pearl dial.
6. Diamonds in 18-carat gold settings.
7. Three-link Jubilee bracelet.
BREGUET
REINE DE NAPLES

From Marie-Antoinette to Empress Josephine, Breguet


watches have always seduced women. A symbol of
sophistication and precision, the Reine de Naples
women’s watch collection draws its inspiration from
the first wristwatch that Abraham-Louis Breguet
created for Caroline Murat, sister of Napoleon
and then Queen of Naples.

1
2

6
7

1. Case in 18-carat white gold.


2. Bezel and flange set with 117 brilliant-cut diamonds.
3. Natural white mother-of-pearl hand-guilloche dial.
4. Hour ring in off-centred Breguet Arabic numerals.
5. Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel.
6. Pear-shaped diamond.
7. Crown set with a briolette diamond.
8. Satin strap.

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HOROLOGY CULTURE

THE MOON PHASE


A POETIC COMPLICATION
IN ASTRONOMY, THE MOON PHASE REFERS TO THE PORTION OF THE MOON ILLUMINATED
BY THE SUN VISIBLE FROM EARTH. THANKS TO THE MOON PHASE COMPLICATION,
IT IS ELEGANTLY DEPICTED ON THE DIAL OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WATCHES.

The new Cellini Moonphase Cartier recently unveiled a


watch by Rolex features watch with the moon phase
the moon cycle on a blue complication in its Drive de
enamelled disk with a full Cartier collection.
moon in meteorite.

the lunar phases


· New moon: When the Moon is directly between the Earth and the Sun. It can be seen during the day but not at night.
· Waxing crescent: The Moon is no longer hiding the Sun. It reappears in the night sky.
· First quarter: One half of the Moon is illuminated by sunlight, and the visible portion is increasing.
· Waxing gibbous moon: The face of the Moon is increasingly more illuminated by the Sun, with the first quarter getting larger and larger.
A
s the Moon orbits the Earth, lunar phases its design and in how it is integrated on the dial to ensure that it
change from one day to the next in order is discreet and harmonious, making the moon phase complication
to complete a cycle lasting approximately one of the most poetic functions in existence.
29.5 days. Watches equipped with the moon The dials on the most sophisticated of watches are graced
phase complication display the cycle on the with a much more complex and precise moon phase referred
dial using a disk driven by a 59-tooth gear. It to as “astronomical”. By incorporating a 135-tooth gear in the
makes a full rotation in 29.5 days, although movement, rather than the 59-tooth gear used on watches with
the actual duration of the cycle is 29 days, a conventional moon phase complication, the duration of the lunar
12 hours, 44 minutes and 2.8 seconds (that is, month is 29 days, 12 hours and 45 minutes. Watches equipped
29.53 days). Unlike other watch complications, the difficulty of the with such a complication only need to be corrected once every
moon phase does not lie in its technical complexity, but rather in 122 years, allowing wearers to keep their eyes on the stars!

This luxurious version of the Baume & Mercier releases an


Breguet Reine de Naples watch is interpretation of the moon
distinguished by the fact that the phase complication with its new
balance wheel is visible on the dial Promesse which portrays the four
and represents the sun in the phases of this mesmerising star.
day/night indicator.

· Full moon: The Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun, which illuminates it completely, making it round.
· Waning gibbous moon: The face of the Moon is increasingly less illuminated by the Sun, thus decreasing the round shape of the full moon.
· Last quarter: One half of the Moon is illuminated by sunlight, and the visible part is decreasing.
· Waning crescent: The illuminated surface of the Moon decreases daily, gradually taking on a C shape.

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GETAWAY

NEW YORK
THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
NICKNAMED THE BIG APPLE, NEW YORK IS A CITY OF SUPERLATIVES. WITHOUT EVER HAVING STEPPED FOOT IN IT,
WE ALREADY KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE THROUGH FILMS, BOOKS AND MUSIC. LOCATED ON THE EAST COAST OF
THE USA, IT ATTRACTED OVER 60 MILLION VISITORS IN 2016. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR TO (RE)DISCOVER IT?

Manhattan musts
· Visit the Statue of Liberty
· Bike ride in Central Park
· Climb to the top of the Empire State Building
· Immerse yourself in culture at MoMA
· Go shopping on Fifth Avenue
· Cross the Brooklyn Bridge on foot
· Take a break in Times Square
· Talk to the walls of Grand Central Terminal
· Take a stroll on the High Line
W
hen we think of New York,
we think of Frank Sinatra,
the Statue of Liberty,
yellow taxis and even King
Kong, but who knows
the origins of the city
nicknamed the Big Apple?
Although we all have very
specific images in our heads of the most populated
megalopolis in the United States, few people know the
history. It all began in 1524 when an Italian explorer
named Giovanni Da Verrazano discovered New York
Bay. Called Nouvelle-Angoulême at the time, it was
later rediscovered in the early 17th century by Henry
Hudson, an English sailor after whom the river crossing
it would be named. In 1614, it was the Dutch’s turn to
settle on the island of Manhattan, which they called
Nouvelle-Amsterdam. The city finally took its present
name when the English took possession of it. New York
underwent significant development throughout the
19th century owing primarily to its port. The number
of people living there increased accordingly, mainly
with the arrival of immigrants since the beginning
of the century which has allowed New York to
become what it is today, an internationally-influenced
multicultural city.

After seeing Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976) and


Once Upon a Time in America (Sergio Leone, 1984),
who has not dreamed of going to New York one day?
This cosmopolitan city has it all: many historical
monuments such as the Statue of Liberty and
St. Patrick’s Cathedral; internationally-renowned
museums (Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim);
large green spaces (Central Park, obviously, but also
Prospect Park and Hudson River Park); skyscrapers
with breathtaking views (New York has hundreds of
skyscrapers!); nonstop nightlife (it is often said that it
is the city that never sleeps); starred restaurants like
Le Bernardin and Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare
which have earned three stars; up-and-coming
neighbourhoods like Williamsburg and Dumbo;
thousands of shops; and the list goes on and on!

New York is comprised of five different boroughs


which are in turn made up of neighbourhoods with
well-defined identities that make the city very diverse
and offer tourists a wide variety of atmospheres to
visit. The boroughs are the famous Manhattan, the
cosmopolitan Brooklyn, the authentic Bronx, the
multicultural Queens and the peaceful Staten Island.

Easily accessible from Europe, a flight to New York from


Belgium takes just under nine hours. Many airlines
offer daily direct flights allowing for stays lasting a
few days, a week or even longer if it strikes your fancy.
Lastly, bear in mind that the climate in New York varies
considerably with the seasons. Summers are very hot
with temperatures exceeding 30°C and winters are
very cold with temperatures that can be under 30°C
below zero! Plan your stay during spring or fall, the
perfect time being from mid-September to late October
and late April to early June. Nonetheless, New York
covered in snow is an unforgettable sight.

29 GETAWAY
REPORT
THE FASCINATING WORLD
OF DIAMONDS
CONSIDERED A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND BY MARYLIN MONROE, DIAMONDS ARE A TRUE SYMBOL OF LUXURY.
WHETHER WHITE OR COLOURED, THIS OBJECT OF DESIRE WILL NO LONGER HOLD ANY SECRETS FOR YOU.

31 REPORT
Asscher Cushion Emerald Heart Marquise

T
he rarest of all gemstones How to assess the quality of a diamond
From the deepest areas of the Earth’s crust, the The factors determining the value of a diamond are symbolised by four
diamond is a mineral composed of pure crystallised criteria known as the 4 Cs: carat weight, clarity, colour and cut.
carbon. It is exceptionally hard, Carat is the measure that applies to the weight of
rating 10 on the Mohs scale a diamond; it is different from that used for gold
of mineral hardness, where
10 is the highest. Diamond
TWO DIAMONDS alloys. One carat is equal to 0.20 grams and can be
subdivided into 100 points. For example, a 0.50 carat
deposits are found throughout OF THE SAME diamond is equivalent to a 50-point diamond. But
the world, mainly in Africa, take heed, two diamonds of the same weight will not
Australia, China, Canada, Russia and South America. WEIGHT WILL always have the same value.
Diamonds extracted from diamond mines are taken Virtually all diamonds contain imperfections.
to the rough diamond exchanges in Antwerp, NOT ALWAYS HAVE These imperfections, also referred to as flaws, are
which are the most important in the world, and
then sold to diamond dealers. A rough diamond
THE SAME VALUE. actually tiny traces of non-crystallised carbon or
small crystals found inside the diamond. They are
is a raw, uncut diamond. At this stage, it is in fact detected by being examined under a 10x powered
very difficult to estimate the diamond’s quality. Diamonds cannot be microscope: the fewer flaws it has, the rarer and more valuable it will
properly appraised until after being cut and polished. A diamond dealer, be. The scale of the renowned GIA (Gemological Institute of America)
therefore, plays a major role. lists the following levels of purity: “Internally Flawless” (FL-IF), “Very
Very Slightly Included” (VVS1-VVS2), “Very Slightly Included”
(VS1-VS2), “Slightly Included” (SI1-SI2) and “Imperfect” (I1-I2-I3).
The more flaws and impurities a diamond has, the more colour
it will have. Particularly detailed scales have been developed by
different organisations to classify diamonds according to colour:
it go from D to Z, where D represents an exceptionally white,
completely colourless diamond and Z represents a light yellow
or brown diamond.
The cut of a diamond should not be confused with its size. The
cut refers to the shape, that is, its appearance, and the style
of cut refers to the layout of the facets. A well cut diamond
can transmit light in an extraordinary way, highlighting three
main attributes: fire (the dispersion of light into the colours of
the colour spectrum), brilliance (the total light reflected from a
diamond) and scintillation (the flashes of light, or sparkle, when
a diamond is moved). The proportions of a diamond refer to the
relationship existing between the cut of the table, the angles of
the crown and the depth of the pavilion. How these proportions
change will affect the stone’s interaction with the light. As for the
shape, there are several different kinds (princess, heart, oval cut),
with brilliant cut –round with 57 or 58 facets– being the most
popular.

When the diamond is coloured


If a diamond is colourless, it is only made of carbon. In order for a
diamond to exhibit a particular colour, a chemical reaction must
have occurred in the stone and it must have been subjected to a
particular temperature and pressure. This explains their extreme
rarity. In fact, it is estimated that for every one coloured diamond,
there are 10,000 colourless diamonds. By way of example, the
presence of boron gives a diamond a blue hue, while nitrogen
will give it a yellow hue and hydrogen, a purple hue. In the latter
case, red or pink stones may be formed due to the degree of
pressure that the stone has undergone during its formation. A
green diamond, meanwhile, has acquired its colouring by being in
contact with certain retroactive uranium salts.
Four criteria are necessary to determine the colour of a diamond:
hue, tone, saturation and distribution. Hue refers to the dominant
colour of the stone; tone refers to how we perceive the colour
(from light to dark); saturation is the strength of the colour (from
faint to deep); and lastly, distribution refers to how evenly the
colour extends across the stone. Unlike colourless diamonds,
coloured diamonds are not classified according to their purity
but rather according to the intensity of the colour. In fact, there
are nine degrees of colour: Faint, Very Light, Light, Fancy Light,
Fancy, Fancy Intense, Fancy Vivid, Fancy Dark and Fancy Deep.
The more intense the colour is (Fancy Deep), the more valuable
the diamond is. But note, the degrees of colour are only valid for
untreated diamonds, not for artificially altered diamonds. More
than 300 colours have been identified as of today. Coloured
diamonds come in an infinite range of shades.

COLOURED DIAMONDS HAVE MADE


RECORD SALES IN RECENT YEARS.

Coloured diamonds have made record sales in recent years


as seen in the spectacular prices fetched at the auction
houses Sotheby’s and Christie’s. In April 2017 in Hong Kong,
the Sotheby’s hammer fell and awarded The Pink Star, the
The world’s largest rough diamond
most precious gem ever sold, for a price of $71.2 million. The
“Lesedi La Rona”, the largest rough diamond in the 59.60 ct. flawless pink diamond was extracted by De Beers in
world at 1,109 carats, was recently purchased by the Africa in 1999. The previous record was held by The Oppenheimer
British jeweller Laurence Graff for €44.7 million. The
stone, which is similar in size to a tennis ball, was Blue, a 14.62 ct. Fancy Vivid Blue diamond sold in Geneva at
discovered in a mine in Botswana in November 2015. Christie’s in May 2016 for $57.5 million.
WHAT’S NEW

WITH RITRATTO
POMELLATO IS THINKING BIG
IN CELEBRATION OF ITS 50 ANNIVERSARY, THE MILANESE JEWELLER HAS RELEASED A NEW COLLECTION
TH

NAMED RITRATTO THAT BLENDS THE PAST AND THE PRESENT WITH FINESSE AND ELEGANCE.

Each cut stone in the Ritratto


collection has 101 facets in
total, 33 on the crown and
68 on the pavilion.
“ Jewellery made in Italy
Milan, the hub of Italian fashion, is the city that witnessed the birth of Pomellato in the
late 1960s. The brand is proud to draw its originality from its Milanese routes, both for
its jewellery making expertise and its cutting edge values. Moreover, Pomellato can
boast of manufacturing nearly all of its pieces at its own workshop located in Milan:
a piece of Pomellato jewellery is the result of traditional Italian craftsmanship.

Earrings Ritratto in rose


gold with london blue topaz
and diamonds, pink quartz
and brown diamonds and,
amethyst and diamonds.

T
he jewellery tradition of India given to the collection, as ritratto means portrait in
A source of inspiration in Italian. Inspired by the opulence of Indian jewellery,
jewellery making, India is a POMELLATO’S the Ritratto collection draws on the concept of “new
land full of precious and semi-
precious stones whose beauty
NEW RITRATTO precious”: unconventional, hard to find stones are
shaped through a meticulous artisanal process. The
is undeniable. Since Prehistoric COLLECTION PAYS portrait shape is reinterpreted with Pomellato’s
times, the country has created typical irreverence, which translates into an
luxurious ornaments set with TRIBUTE TO THE exploration of volume and colour marked with an
these stones. Identifying the rank and origin of its
wearer, each of these stones has its own symbolism.
PORTRAIT CUT, undeniably feminine touch.

For the maharajahs, a title given in India to kings and AN ANCIENT A colourful collection
emperors and then to princes, precious stones are The colour range of the stones used by Pomellato is
infused with part of the divine energy (or karma). INDIAN CUT extensive. In fact, the maison has a reserve of uncut
stones gathered over the years which are ready to be
A reinterpretation of the portrait shape CHARACTERISED used. The Ritratto collection is currently comprised
Pomellato’s Ritratto collection pays tribute to the
portrait cut, an ancient Indian cut characterised by the
BY THE USE OF of a series of rings available in three sizes, earrings
and pendants impregnated with vibrant colours of
use of large stones. Indeed, these stones were used LARGE STONES. smoky, pink and milky quartz, London Blue topaz and
to cover portraits and miniatures, hence the name amethyst.

35 WHAT’S NEW
DISCOVERY

The new DodoTags collection.

DODO’S
THOUSAND AND ONE CHARMS
THE IDEA OF DODO WAS CONCEIVED ON MAURITIUS ISLAND, THE HOME OF THE ACTUAL DODO,
A BIRD THAT WAS UNABLE TO FLY. IN KEEPING WITH TODAY’S TRENDS, DODOTAGS IS ITS NEW COLLECTION OF CHARMS.

I
t was in 1994 when Pomellato decided to expand its
luxurious universe and unveil a new jewellery concept:
pieces of jewellery made with a single gram of gold
designed to suit younger generations and fulfil their
desire for fashionable, easy-to-wear accessories.


Small, particularly charismatic, unisex jewellery, Dodo
pieces are essentially meant to tell stories where Christmas charms!
each creature, each symbol and each letter reveals The centrepieces of the new Dodo
a special meaning or expresses a message of love, luck, Christmas collection are three adorable
friendship or freedom. Dodo has also been a pioneer in the charms: a heart made of barley sugar, a
area of personalisation, as its shapes, components and charms melting snowman and a small bear cub,
can be mixed and matched in accordance with its tailor-made the first two of which are being offered
composition philosophy. At the same time, the collection has as limited editions. They combine the
constantly welcomed new styles over the years, all equally maison’s favourite features: the softness
captivating. Dodo is an extraordinary and revolutionary series of rose gold, the brilliance of colourful
enamels and the sparkle of brown


of modular and combinable elements that exquisitely blend
personal expression, excellent craftsmanship, refined materials and black diamonds.
and contemporary design.

The DodoTags collection


The new DodoTags collection is comprised of 12 lovely rose
gold tags engraved with the words Diva, Baci, Badass, Bae,
Boss, Brave, Chill, Dreamer, Freedom, Rebel, Sexy and Star.
These new charms powerfully convey the message of the new
Dodo campaign: Be yourself, or not!

36 DISCOVERY
FASHION

FABIENNE
DELVIGNE’S
LUXURIOUS HATS

F
abienne Delvigne has
specialized since 1986 in the
design and manufacturing of
Haute Couture hats, jewellery,
handbags and other fashion
accessories.
The elegant headwear that
Fabienne Delvigne has created
since the late 80’s has secured the Belgian
milliner’s position as the go-to designer for
members of the Royal Families of Belgium, The
Netherlands, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg and
Sweden.
Her know-how has been rewarded since 2001,
when she was initially awarded the official
patent of “Belgian Royal Warrant Holder”.
Fabienne Delvigne’s sophisticated and
timelessly chic millinery has won her wide
acclaim and she has collaborated with
designers including Giorgio Armani, Chanel,
Dior or Natan.
Very imaginative, she likes to collaborate with
other talents. She has for example created hats
in crystal, in chocolate or as a cap for teapot.
She creates hats to enhance the beauty and
confidence of the wearer and while each is
completely unique, her name is synonymous
with classic European elegance.
Reasonably eccentric, classic and elegant but
still with a touch of originality, her fashion
accessories are aimed to make a woman look
more beautiful and more attractive.
Fabienne Delvigne hats and accessories are
handmade and realized in her designer’s studio
in Brussels.
Fabienne Delvigne holds regularly conferences
on fashion style and “Art of Elegance”.

37 FASHION
All that she wants
ON THE COVER
Mattioli Puzzle earrings: € 2,290.
Mattioli Puzzle necklace: € 3,960.
Mattioli Ying Yang ring: € 10,010.
Breguet Reine de Naples watch:
price on request.

On the left, Hugues


is wearing the
Panerai Luminor
Due 3 Days watch:
€ 10,900.
Diamond-set rose gold earrings: € 1,550.
Mattioli necklace in rose gold with
a diamond-set white gold clasp: € 8,360.
Longines two-toned Dolce Vita
mother-of-pearl dial watch: € 2,140.
Rose gold and brown diamond ring: € 3,200.
Rose gold and diamond wedding ring: € 1,650.
Rose gold and diamond bracelet: € 4,490.
Rose gold and black diamond bracelet: € 3,875.
Mattioli “One” ring: € 2,840.
Pomellato Tango earrings: € 4,400.
Pomellato Capri necklace: € 8,000.
Rose gold bracelet: € 7,100.
Large Pomellato Ritratto ring with a
London topaz: € 10,000.
Rose gold wedding ring: € 3,050.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch in
rose gold and steel: € 10,000.

Hugues is wearing
a Breguet Marine watch.
Diamond-set white
gold earrings: € 1,550.
White gold “Butterfly” necklace set
with diamonds and sapphires: € 5,200.
Diamond full pave bracelet:
price on request.
“Butterfly” ring set with diamonds,
sapphires and emeralds: € 5,950.
Large saphire and
diamond ring: € 9,900.
Pink gold and white
gold earrings: € 3,980.
Pink gold and white gold necklace set
with diamonds: € 12,600.
Cartier Ballon Bleu watch in pink
gold and steel set
with diamonds: € 14,700.
Pink gold and
diamond solitaire: € 17,300.
Pink gold and white gold bracelet set
with diamonds: € 10,120.
White gold ring with emerald and baguette diamonds: price on request.
Rose gold necklace with coral, freshwater pearls and emeralds: € 5,750.
White gold and diamond bracelet: € 6,250.
Wedding ring set with pear-shaped diamonds: € 11,350.
CHANEL BOY·FRIEND watch set with diamonds: € 6,950.
Baume & Mercier Clifton Automatic watch in rose gold and steel: € 5,450.
 South Sea pearl necklace: € 12,450.
 Diamond tennis bracelet: € 10,000.
South Sea pearl necklace: € 12,450.
Diamond tennis bracelet: € 10,000.
Ring with an emerald-cut diamond
and a diamond surround: € 17,990.
Our special thanks to
Sandton Grand Hotel Reylof Gent.
The hat creations are from
Fabienne Delvigne, Brussels.
Kjell is dressed by Laurence Beyaert,
Ayanne, Ghent
and Hugues is dressed by
Hugo Boss Store in Ghent.

Earrings with brown and white


diamonds and rose quartz: € 2,290.
Matching ring: € 1,890.
Pink gold necklace with a mother-of-pearl
and diamond pendant: € 8,100.
White gold bracelet with white
diamonds: € 2,300.
Pink gold bracelet with white and
brown diamonds: € 3,250.
Mother-of-pearl and diamond ring: € 7,990.
Glorious
EVERYDAY
LIFE

Pomellato
A captivating collection, Capri
evokes the lush nature of the
Mediterranean landscape, as
expressed in this rose gold, white
ceramic and tsavorite ring.

Dodo
Heart pendant in 9-carat
rose gold from the More
Love collection.

Pomellato
True symbols of style, Nudo
rings are adorned with
brightly coloured stones
like blue topaz and are
sometimes set
with diamonds.

Dodo
Single LOVE stud earring
and BACI pendant in 9-carat
rose gold from the new
DodoTags collection.
Chaumet
The Jeux de Liens line is adorned with
hard stones for the first time with its
18-carat pink gold bracelets, one set
with mother-of-pearl, another set
with lapis lazuli, both accented with a
small diamond.
Mattioli
Rose gold ring and white
gold and white diamond
ring from the Maldamore
collection. Pomellato
Inspired by the beauty of
nature, the Sabbia collection
offers an array of rose gold
rings enhanced with pavé
white, brown or
Dodo black diamonds.
Sun shell pendant in 9-carat
rose gold from The Sound of
Summer collection.

Mattioli
Rose gold rings and white
gold and diamond ring from
the iconic Puzzle collection.

Chaumet
Hortensia Eden Watch Small
Model in 18-carat pink
gold with a bezel set with
27 brilliant-cut diamond
and decorated with three
Mattioli
Rose gold, white gold and diamond necklace
sculpted flowers. Its lapis
from the Anomalia collection where
lazuli dial is hand crafted.
irregularity reigns supreme.

53 SELECTION OF JEWELLERY
CITY GUIDE

The original lower left panel, known as the Just Judges, was stolen in 1934. It has yet to be found and was replaced by a copy made in 1945 by the painter Jef Vanderveken.

THE ADORATION
OF THE MYSTIC LAMB
LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE
“ Lights, camera, action!
The altarpiece the Adoration of the Mystic
Lamb appeared in the film The Monuments
Men directed by George Clooney (2014),
which portrays how the Americans sought
to recover the work at the end
of World War II.


A TREASURE OF THE CITY OF GHENT, THE ADORATION OF THE MYSTIC LAMB IS AN
ALTARPIECE PAINTED IN 1432 BY THE VAN EYCK BROTHERS WHICH HAS BEEN
EXHIBITED AT ST BAVO’S CATHEDRAL FOR OVER 50 YEARS.

U
pon entering St Bavo’s Cathedral, there is no doubt archaeologists and photographers in order to restore the legendary
that the attraction is the Mystic Lamb. Considered work to its original colours. This extensive work, which is being carried
one of the most famous works in the world after out by the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (Koninklijk Instituut voor
the Mona Lisa, the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb is het Kunstpatrimonium), will continue until 2020. The details of the
a masterpiece of Flemish primitive painting and restoration are shared on the website Closer to Van Eyck: Rediscovering
classified as UNESCO World Heritage. This polyptch the Ghent Altarpiece. Indeed, each centimetre of the altarpiece was
painted on wood, which is commonly referred to studied and photographed in very high resolution, both in the open and
as the Ghent Altarpiece, is comprised of a total of closed position. All these images were then collected and combined
24 framed panels depicting two different scenes, on this outstanding website containing 100 billion pixels offering
depending on whether it is open or closed. The Lamb of God, which the opportunity to zoom in on each feature of the altarpiece to a
symbolises Christ, appears in the centre of the inner panels. microscopic level. It is a genuine gold mine for scientists, curators and
art lovers around the world.
Currently under restoration, curators and conservators have been
working since 2012 alongside art historians, chemists, engineers, St Bavo’s Cathedral Sint-Baafsplein, 9000 Ghent

54 CITY GUIDE
WATCH CLOSE-UP

TUDOR
HERITAGE BLACK BAY S&G

The famous Heritage Black Bay diving


watch by Tudor now comes in a version
combining yellow gold and steel.
Introducing the date function to the
Black Bay family, it is equipped with
manufacture movement MT5612 with
a 70-hour power reserve, allowing the
wearer to take off the watch on Friday
evening and put it on again on Monday
morning without having to reset it...
very practical indeed!

4
5

1. Steel case measuring 41 mm in diameter.


2. Unidirectional rotating bezel in yellow gold with a 60-minute graduated black aluminium disc.
3. Snowflake hands.
4. Date window.
5. Screw-down Big Crown winding crown in yellow gold.
6. Black domed dial.
7. Bracelet in steel and yellow gold.
ROLEX
COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA

Rolex launched a new-generation chronograph


in 1963, born for the race track and dedicated to race
car drivers, thus brining into being a legendary piece:
the Cosmograph. On a side note, the Rolex Daytona
worn by American actor and driver Paul Newman
recently became the most expensive watch in history,
having fetched a price of $17.8 million at auction.

4
5

1. Oyster case in 18-carat gold measuring 40 mm in diameter.


2. Black ceramic Cerachrom bezel with an engraved tachymeter scale.
3. 30-minute counter.
4. Screw-down crown.
5. Black and champagne-coloured dial.
6. Small seconds.
7. Oysterflex bracelet.

57 WATCH CLOSE-UP
WATCHMAKING HERITAGE

HERITAGE
LONGINES’ VINTAGE COLLECTION
VINTAGE WATCHES ARE AT THE HEART OF AN UNDENIABLE TREND. LONGINES HAS CLEARLY GOT THE DRIFT AND EACH YEAR
REISSUES ONE OR MORE OF ITS EMBLEMATIC MODELS IN THE HERITAGE COLLECTION. THE MAISON, WHICH WAS FOUNDED
IN 1832 IN SAINT-IMIER, SWITZLERLAND, IN THE CANTON OF BERNE, THUS PAYS TRIBUTE TO ITS RICH WATCHMAKING PAST.

Manufactured in a 90-piece numbered limited Longines is also celebrating the


edition, The Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch 60th anniversary of its Flagship watch by
90th Anniversary is as imposing as the original unveiling a reissue that is very faithful to the
piece shown opposite (47.5 mm). 1957 model, here in its steel version.

T
he art of revisiting classics this titanium watch (which is as imposing as the original model)
An authentic gold mine, Longines draws its lies automatic calibre L699. Equipped with a rotating bezel used to
inspiration from its museum to reissue the correct the equation of time and a rotating internal dial to set the
most iconic timepieces from its history and exact second, The Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch 90th Anniversary
thus bring joy to all aficionados of watches from indicates hours, minutes and seconds as well as the hour angle in
yesteryear. Making up the Heritage collection, degrees and minutes of arc.
these models combine the look of their time
with the watchmaking technology of today. Flagship, an anniversary piece full of elegance
Along these lines, Longines has presented This year, Longines is also celebrating the 60th anniversary of its
three new watches this year: The Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch Flagship watch by releasing a very faithful reissue of the original
90th Anniversary, The Flagship Heritage 60th Anniversary and piece launched in 1957 which was distinguished by its white dial,
The Longines Heritage 1945. its thin profile and its fine fasteners. Today, the Flagship Heritage
60th Anniversary is available in three versions: stainless steel, yellow
A watch honouring Charles Lindbergh’s feat gold and rose gold, all of which come in numbered limited editions
The most celebrated piece in the Heritage collection is undoubtedly (1957 pieces in stainless steel and 60 pieces each in yellow gold
The Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch, a re-issue of the watch developed and rose gold). They all have a brushed silvered dial featuring a pair
for the American pilot Charles Lindbergh in 1931. This year, marking of dauphine hands and applied indexes in yellow gold or rose gold,
the 90th anniversary of the first ever non-stop solo transatlantic depending on the model. And as on the 1957 piece, the caseback
flight, which was made by the pilot, Longines has unveiled a new is stamped with a caravel – the flagship. Behind the scenes:
90-piece limited and numbered edition called The Lindbergh it was brand ambassador Kate Winslet who chose the face of this
Hour Angle Watch 90th Anniversary. A remarkable feat, Longines anniversary timepiece among the models exhibited at the museum
participated in the adventure by timing the flight. At the heart of in Saint-Imier.
AN AUTHENTIC GOLD
MINE, LONGINES
DRAWS ITS
INSPIRATION FROM
ITS MUSEUM TO
REISSUE THE MOST
ICONIC TIMEPIECES
FROM ITS HISTORY.

The original Longines Hour


Angle Watch from 1931.

59 WATCHMAKING HERITAGE
EVENT

ANOTHER SIDE OF GHENT


THE LIGHT FESTIVAL

EVERY YEAR, MANY CITIES IN EUROPE ILLUMINATE THEIR SQUARES AND MONUMENTS WITH MAGICAL CREATIONS. GHENT IS NO
EXCEPTION, AS IT CELEBRATES ITS LIGHT FESTIVAL ONCE EVERY THREE YEARS.

S
ince it was first created, the Ghent Light Festival has been
making the city sparkle every three years. Its most recent
edition in 2015 brought in some 640,000 visitors from Belgium,
Europe and elsewhere. Over a period of three days, the Ghent
nights are the setting of more than 40 different kinds of light
events created by an array of artists, sometimes even involving
the public. The interactive light sculpture CLOUD, created by
Canadian artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett, was
an extremely successful piece. Spectators were invited to move under the
cloud-shaped sculpture and pull on one of the strings to switch on and off one
of the 6,000 light bulbs comprising the work.

The next and fourth edition is going to be a big one and will include an
additional day of festivities as well as a new route that will include some of
the city’s neighbourhoods, thus highlighting its industrial history. It will begin
at Sint-Pietersplein Square, end at Zonder Naam Park and pass by the MIAT
(Museum of Industry, Work and Textile). The Ghent Light Festival is a unique
opportunity to discover the city, its historical sites and its monuments in a
new light. If you have the chance to see it, don’t pass it up!

Ghent Light Festival


From Wednesday 31 January to Sunday 4 February from 7.00 pm to 12.00
midnight (6.00 pm on the last day).

A bright city!
The city of Ghent aims to build a
sustainable artistic light route by
acquiring a work at the end
of each edition of the festival.

CLOUD, created by Canadian artists


Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett.

” 61 EVENT
WHAT‘S NEW


The founding of Officine Panerai
It was in Florence in 1860 that
Giovanni Panerai opened the
Officine Panerai workshop, a watch
shop and workshop that housed the
city’s very first watchmaking school.


PANERAI
The Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic
Acciaio features a 45 mm steel case.
Its sunray dial in anthracite perfectly

NEW NUANCES
matches its dark brown alligator strap
with beige stitching. It is equipped
with a self-winding mechanical
movement, the P.4000/10.

OF THE LUMINOR DUE


The Luminor Due
3 Days Titanio (42 mm)
is driven by a
hand-winding
mechanical movement,
the P.1000.

INSPIRED BY THE ICONIC LUMINOR FROM THE 1950s, PANERAI’S LUMINOR DUE
WATCH, WHICH IS SLIMMER AND THEREFORE LIGHTER, IS IDEAL FOR CITY WEARING.

O
riginally, a luminescent a modern-looking watch: a cushion shape
substance for the case, a dial equipped with a bezel and
Official supplier to strong integrated lugs. It also incorporates
the Italian Marine, in a system to seal the crown with a lever
1916 Panerai created and protect it from shocks. In short, it is the
Radiomir, a radium- perfect synthesis of sportiness, versatility,
based powder that original design and watchmaking technology.
makes the dials of its
instruments luminescent. Subsequently, New versions
in 1949, a new luminescent substance Presented in 2016, the Luminor Due is being
composed of tritium replaced the radium- expanded this year with four new versions.
based one. It was called Luminor and was There are two new models of the Luminor
patented, as was Radiomir. Officine Panerai Due 3 Days, one in brushed titanium with a
drew its inspiration from this innovation to blue dial and equipped with hand-winding
launch a collection with the same name. movement P.1000 and the other in polished
red gold with an ivory dial and equipped
A look true to the original with the skeletonised version of movement
The lines of the Luminor Due case take their P.1000, both featuring a 42 mm case. And
cues from the 1950s Luminor case. It is two new models of the Luminor Due 3 Days
primarily noted for its thickness, which has Automatic, the first in titanium with a blue
been reduced by up to 40% for some models dial and the other in stainless steel, both of
compared to that of the original, while which feature a 45 mm diameter housing
retaining the same diameter. In fact, the case automatic calibre P.4000 with a three day
of the Luminor Due 3 Days is the thinnest power reserve and an off-centre micro-rotor,
Luminor case ever made. All the elements of one of the most sophisticated movements
the Luminor have been redesigned to create made by Panerai.

63 WHAT‘S NEW
WHAT‘S NEW

BREGUET MARINE ÉQUATION MARCHANTE


THE WATCH OF ALL SUPERLATIVES

On the back, the watch is decorated


with fine engravings related to navigation.

TRUE TO ITS HERITAGE, BREGUET DECIDED TO PAY TRIBUTE TO ITS CREATOR AND RELEASE A NEW TIMEPIECE IN ITS MARINE COLLECTION,
A PRESTIGIOUS PIECE EQUIPPED WITH ONE OF THE MOST FASCINATING HOROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS: THE EQUATION OF TIME.

S
hort explanation of the equation of time complication A timepiece full of surprises
This year, Breguet has introduced a new complication This complex mechanism is coupled with two other complications, as
in its family of Marine watches, and not just any the Marine Équation Marchante 5887 is equipped with a 60-second
complication. Particularly rare, the equation of time tourbillon and a perpetual calendar. Two windows, one located
makes it possible to display the difference between between 10 o’clock and 11 o’clock and the other between 1 o’clock and
mean solar time (hours and minutes according to 2 o’clock, respectively display the days of the week and the months
Man) and true solar time (hours and minutes according and the leap year. Meanwhile, the date is indicated on the upper part of
to Nature). In contrast to mean solar time, which the dial using a retrograde hand tipped with an anchor. The ensemble
is constant, true solar time varies throughout the year due to the is powered by automatic calibre 581DR with a power reserve of
inclination of the Earth’s axis and to the eccentricity of the Earth’s 80 hours which is shown in a window between 7 o’clock and 9 o’clock.
orbit around the Sun. Thus, mean solar time can be behind by up to
16 minutes or ahead by up to 14 minutes compared to true solar time. And of course, aesthetics
Watches equipped with this complication usually feature a specific A masterpiece of technical prowess, the Équation Marchante 5887 is
zone or subsidiary dial showing the difference between civil time and also a success in terms of design. Despite the fact that it provides a
solar time. It is then up to the watch wearer to mentally add or subtract great deal of information, it has a balanced and harmonious dial. In
the displayed deviation from the mean time in order to know the true addition, the piece features two types of engine turning, including a
solar time. With the Marine Équation Marchante 5887, Breguet takes “wave” pattern specifically developed for this new watch. Moreover,
sophistication even further, offering a separate display of true solar the inscription “Marine royale” is engraved on the tourbillon bar. On the
time and mean solar time, known as the running equation of time. back of the watch, the bridges, which are visible through the sapphire
While mean time is read using the hour and minute hands, another case back, have been delicately chased to depict the Royal Louis, a first
minute hand, the running solar hand, which is adorned with a facetted rank vessel in the French Royal Navy. Lastly, the barrel is adorned with
golden sun, indicates true solar time. It is driven by an independent a wind rose motif, in reference to astronomical navigation.
system allowing it to advance according to the equation.
A Grand Complications watch,
this new piece from the Marine
collection is equipped with a running
equation of time, a perpetual
calendar, a tourbillon and a power
reserve indicator. It is shown here in
a 43.99 mm platinum case and
is watertight to 100 metres.


Abraham-Louis Breguet,
a prestigious watchmaker
In 1814, Abraham-Louis
Breguet was appointed by
Louis XVIII as a member of
the Bureau des Longitudes in
Paris, a prestigious institution
dedicated to the advancement of
various branches of astronomy.
He became the horological
authority, particularly for the
calculation of longitudes at sea.
One year later, on 27 October
1815, Louis XVIII awarded
Breguet the official title of
“chronometer maker to the
French Royal Navy”.

” 65 WHAT‘S NEW
THE UNIVERSE OF A MAISON

ROLEX AND SAILING


A CLOSE BOND
ROLEX HAS HAD A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE WORLD OF SAILING FOR OVER 50 YEARS. IN THE LATE 1950s,
THE BRAND WITH THE CROWN LOGO ENTERED INTO A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FOUNDER OF THE AMERICA’S CUP, THE NEW YORK
YACHT CLUB, THUS MARKING THE START TO A GREAT ADVENTURE WHOSE STORY IS STILL BEING WRITTEN TODAY.

A
ssociated with many major yacht
clubs, Rolex has been a partner
of the World Sailing Federation
(ISAF) since 2001. Rolex is also
the Title Sponsor of 10 important
races around the world, including
the prestigious Rolex Sydney
Hobart Yacht Race in Australia,
the Rolex Swan Cup, the Rolex Fastnet Race and
the Rolex Farr® 40 World, which bring together the
best sailors from the world over. Because of the
boat owners and the skippers, these events are just
as much about the fair play confrontations endured
on the sea as about the festive moments enjoyed
on land. On dry land, Rolex also contributes to the
development of yachting through its support of the
World Sailing Federation (ISAF).

With the Rolex Fastnet Race, which is held every two


years in August, Rolex has been supporting one of
the largest offshore races in the world since 2001.
It is 605 nautical miles in length, i.e. 1,120 kilometres,
and attracts many sailboats captained by expert
sailors. The race sets off from Cowes, on the Isle of
Wight, at the Royal Yacht Squadron, which is also a
Rolex partner. After passing Start Point, Cape Lizard
and Land’s End, competitors cross the Celtic Sea
before skirting the iconic Fastnet Rock, a symbolic
stage that marks the end of the first part of the race
and the start of the long return course which rounds
the Isles of Sicily before finally reaching the finish line
at Plymouth. Known for its unique intensity and its
extreme weather conditions, the Rolex Fastnet Race,
which was created in 1925, tests the strength, skills
and mental ability of competitors.

In 2017, the 47th edition of the course brought


together nearly 370 boats, ranging from 12 to
30 metres with one, two or three hulls. A spectacular
sight indeed! Didier Gaudoux and his JNA 39 Lann
Ael 2 emerged victorious, thus succeeding Géry
Trentesaux and his JPK 10.80 Courrier de Leon, the
winner of the 2015 edition. The current record for
the event is held by Abu-Dhabi Ocean Racing, which
in 2011 completed with a time of 32 hours and
39 minutes.
© Rolex / Kurt Arrigo.


Rolex and sport
Equestrian sports, golf, tennis…
In addition to sailing, Rolex is
associated with activities that,
like it, are driven by passion,
excellence, precision and
team spirit.


67 THE UNIVERSE OF A MAISON
WHAT‘S NEW

BAUME & MERCIER


CLIFTON CLUB
SPORTY IN ALL ASPECTS
THE CLIFTON COLLECTION IS GROWING! THIS YEAR, BAUME & MERCIER HAS UNVEILED A VERSATILE SPORT WATCH
WITH A METICULOUS DESIGN AIMED AT TODAY’S MEN: THE CLIFTON CLUB.

A
contemporary look
The watchword of this new watch Screw-down crown
by Baume & Mercier is sport. with an integrated
Beyond its health benefits, sport crown guard. Polished and
brings together and conveys satin-finished
positive values like fair play, team steel case.
spirit and surpassing oneself.
It is no longer seen as a way to
simply work off the stress of everyday life, but is now
considered a veritable lifestyle, and Baume & Mercier
have got the picture. In fact, everything about the
new Clifton Club revolves around sport: its spirit, its
design and its functions. A reflection of sophistication
and performance, the Clifton Club watch is made for
“gentlesportsmen”. It elegantly revisits the values
of sport while respecting the traditional codes of
watchmaking.

A sporty chic watch


Made out of stainless steel, the 42 mm case on the
new Clifton Club, which is watertight to 100 metres,
suits all wrists. Moreover, its thickness of just
10.3 mm means that it discreetly rests under a shirt
cuff. In addition, the colour schemes used on the dial
(black, white or blue) make the watch an exceptionally
versatile piece. Powered by a Swiss-made
self-winding mechanical movement, the Clifton Club
is made for anyone looking for a watch that is both
sporty and elegant and can be worn on any occasion, THE CLIFTON CLUB 10339
whether at the gym, at a meeting, at the weekend or
during the week. In short, a watch one will never want
to take off!

Which Clifton Club will you chose? Engraved unidirectional


The new Clifton Club currently comes in five models: rotating bezel with an
two stainless steel versions with a choice of a black ultimate precision of two
or white dial and paired with an “All Road” calf strap; notches per second.
two more steel versions also topped with a choice Solid screw-down caseback displaying
of a black or blue dial, this time paired with a steel the Clifton Club coat of arms.
bracelet; and lastly, a black ADLC coated steel version
with a “Full Black” dial and matching rubber strap.

A sporty chic watch


Did you know?


Baume & Mercier has been using the Greek letter Phi as an emblem since 1964. It symbolises divine


proportion, more commonly referred to as the Golden Ratio, a fascinating arithmetic ratio used
by man since Antiquity. The great pyramid of Cheops, the Parthenon of Athens and even Beethoven’s 5th
Symphony were made based on the proportions of the Golden Ratio. Baume & Mercier
also uses it almost systematically when designing its watches.
A REFLECTION OF
SOPHISTICATION
AND PERFORMANCE,
THE NEW
BAUME & MERCIER
CLIFTON CLUB
IS MADE FOR
GENTLESPORTSMEN.

The Clifton Club 10340 is an


automatic watch featuring
a 42 mm stainless steel
case, an opalin black dial and
hands in Super-LumiNova®.

69WHAT‘S NEW
WHAT‘S NEW

TUDOR HERITAGE
BLACK BAY CHRONO
TUDOR UNVEILS THE FIRST CHRONOGRAPH IN ITS HERITAGE BLACK BAY COLLECTION. IT IS EQUIPPED WITH THE AUTOMATIC
MANUFACTURE MOVEMENT MT5813 WHICH FEATURES A COLUMN WHEEL AND VERTICAL CLUTCH.

T
he Tudor Heritage
Black Bay collection is
making room for a new
model this year, and
not just any model: its
very first chronograph.
In addition to its
prominent winding
crown inspired by the Big Crown watch
from 1958 (the first Tudor watch water
resistant to 200 metres), the new Heritage
Black Bay Chrono features a dial and domed
sapphire glass typical of the maison’s first
diving watches. Moreover, it also has the
“snowflake hands” commonly found on the
watches used by the French National Navy
in the 1970s. Nonetheless, all of these
features appear in a refined version on this
new model which optimally displays the
information on the dial. The design of the
dial includes sub-counters at 3 o’clock and
9 o’clock and a date window at 6 o’clock, all
of which is contained in an elegant 41 mm
stainless steel case fitted with a fixed bezel
with an engraved tachymeter scale. The
new Heritage Black Bay Chrono is paired
with a steel bracelet or leather strap with
a folding clasp and safety catch as well
as an additional denim-style fabric strap
designed by Tudor.

Officially certified by the COSC (Official


Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute), the
manufacture calibre MT5813 equipping the
new Heritage Black Bay Chrono features
a column wheel and vertical clutch. It is a
self-winding mechanical movement with
a bidirectional rotor system and a power
reserve of 70 hours. Derived from the
manufacture calibre Breitling 01 with its
high-precision regulating organ especially
developed by Tudor, manufacture calibre
MT5813 marks the start of a partnership
between the two brands, which now
share their expertise in the design and
manufacture of certain mechanical
movements.

A new Tudor ambassador, the


former British footballer David
Beckham stylishly wears the
new Heritage Black Bay Chrono.

70 WHAT‘S NEW
MOTOR


Engines
Several different engines are
available for the new Ghibli: a V6
Turbo Diesel with 250 hp and 275 hp
and a Twin Turbo V6 Petrol with 350
hp, 430 hp and 430 hp awd.

ACG MASERATI Ijzerweglaan 101, 9050 Gent.

MASERATI GHIBLI
STYLE, POWER AND COMFORT
THE NEW MASERATI GHIBLI SYMBOLISES THE SPIRIT OF THE VERY FIRST MODEL IN THE RANGE UNVEILED IN 1966
AT THE TURIN MOTOR SHOW. IT NOW COMES IN TWO VERSIONS: GRANLUSSO AND GRANSPORT.

G
ranLusso, luxury and comfort elegance of its Italian style, by its hand finishes and by its design. For
As its name suggests, the GranLusso finish on the the Ghibli GranLusso, there is the choice of either full premium leather
new Ghibli is primarily intended for people looking or Ermenegildo Zegna Silk Edition upholstery, both complemented by
for greater luxury and comfort. Indeed, this version Radica wood trim.
is distinguished by the addition of chromed bumper
inserts, the GranLusso badge at the bases of the GranSport, the enchantment of dynamics
front wings and the side skirts. It also includes large Meanwhile, the new Ghibli GranSport will particularly appeal to people
19” Poseidone alloy wheels, complete with visible attracted by a sporty and dynamic style. This dynamic quality is
black brake callipers. Lastly, full LED adaptive headlights and soft close reflected by features that emphasize the sculpted power of the vehicle
doors are two even more luxurious features. Inside, there are comfort such as, at the front, the imposing sport-specific bumper with black
seats with extensive 12-way power adjustment and a memory function piano inserts. Inside, we also found the power adjustment seats and a
for instant access to pre-set configurations. memory function, a sporty steering wheel with gearshift paddles and
As with all Maserati vehicles, the interior is characterised by the Inox Sport foot pedals to seduce purists.

72 MOTOR
TRAVEL

COSTA RICA
GREEN PARADISE
CONSIDERED THE SWITZERLAND OF CENTRAL AMERICA, COSTA RICA IS A COUNTRY WHOSE REPUTATION IS KNOWN FAR AND WIDE
AND WHERE TRAVELLING IS A JOY. AN AUTHENTIC WILD PARADISE, THIS SMALL COUNTRY HAS MUCH TO OFFER: IDYLLIC BEACHES,
TROPICAL RAINFORESTS, HIGH-REACHING VOLCANOES… IMMEDIATE BOARDING FOR A COMPLETE CHANGE OF SCENERY.

C
osta Rica is a country that often appears at the top of
rankings of the happiest countries in the world. And for
good reason. Costa Rica is a politically stable nation. It is
also a country known for being a nation without military
forces and for making health and education its priorities.
Its government is also recognised for its commitment
to the environment: Costa Rica is working hard toward
becoming a zero-carbon country, which is a strong reason
why this destination is a worldwide leader in the area of sustainable tourism.
A popular expression sums up the essence of Costa Rica in two words:
pura vida (literally, ”pure life”). You will hear it many times during your stay.
This expression represents a simple but happy way of life. It is also used to
say hello, goodbye, thank you, etc. Ticos (the nickname for Costa Ricans) will
welcome you and guide you joyfully and cheerfully throughout your trip. Costa
Rica is a country where people take time to live and which has a thousand and
one treasures to fully delight its visitors.

Costa Rica is known for its lush greenery. In fact, this small country, which
covers only 0.03% of the earth’s surface, contains around 5% of the world’s THIS SMALL
biodiversity. It has no less than 30 national parks, and 34% of its territory
is comprised of tropical rainforests. It is therefore by no means surprising
COUNTRY, WHICH
that the national symbols –the Guanacaste tree and the Guaria Morada COVERS ONLY 0.03%
orchid– are types of local flora. The fauna of Costa Rica is itself one of the
most amazing in the world. The country is home to over 850 species of OF THE EARTH’S
birds, more than a hundred types of tropical fish, a wide range of mammals,
a large number of reptiles and amphibians, and insects of all kinds. Visitors SURFACE, CONTAINS
can observe hummingbirds and toucans, as well as monkeys, sloths, frogs
and butterflies in their own natural habitat. The country is also special for
AROUND 5% OF
its aquatic fauna: turtles come to lay their eggs on the beach, and it is not THE WORLD’S
uncommon to see dolphins and whales off the coast. In addition, Costa Rica
is a land of volcanoes. It has over a hundred volcanoes on its soil spread out BIODIVERSITY.
over three mountain ranges, five of which are still active (Arenal, Irazu, Poas,
Rincón de la Vieja and Turrialba). Most of them can be visited using marked
trails, and there are many hot springs and mud baths dotting the surrounding
areas. Lastly, because of its geographical location, Costa Rica is the site of an
incredible variety of beaches, all of which are perfect for relaxing: there are
those on the Pacific coast and those on the Caribbean coast, providing two
very different atmospheres. Moreover, many of them are unspoilt beaches,
thus making them truly alluring.

Costa Rica is also a great destination for those who love to do different kinds of
sports thanks to the diversity of its landscapes. Volcanoes, tropical rainforests,
waterfalls, beaches… a good time is in store for everyone. In particular, it is a
true paradise for lovers of trekking and excursions, whether on foot, by bike
or on horseback. Water sports enthusiasts will also find much to keep them
busy, as Costa Rica offers an array of water activities: scuba diving, river
rafting, kayaking, windsurfing, surfing, sport fishing, and so on. Adventure
tourism is also in the foreground in Costa Rica. You will have the opportunity
to stroll along the tree tops whether with a zip line, along suspension bridges
or on a tour in tram depending on your thirst for excitement.

When to go
The dry season is the best time to
travel to Costa Rica. It begins in late
December and ends in mid-April. It goes
without saying that it is also the time
when tourism is at its height. As for
the climate, it is quite varied: average
annual temperatures are approximately
30°C on the coast and 20°C inland.

Costa Rica’s famous red-eyed tree frog.

75 TRAVEL
HOROLOGY QUIZ
Big Ben, the world
famous bell and clock
tower in London,
England.
1. Which Cartier watch is 2. In which year was the Chanel J12 3. What is the nocturlabe?
celebrating its 100th anniversary watch released? a. A dial
in 2017? a. 1987 b. A clepsydra
a. Tank b. 2000 c. An hourglass
b. Ballon Bleu c. 2010
c. Santos

4. Which composer used the 5. What are rubies used for in a watch? 6. Which of these footballers is
tick-tock of a clock for the a. They are purely decorative the new Tudor ambassador?
theme of the second movement b. They make it more valuable a. Cristiano Ronaldo
of one of his symphonies c. They make it possible to minimise friction b. Zinedine Zidane
in 1794? c. David Beckham
a. Joseph Haydn
b. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
c. Richard Wagner

9. What is the equation


7. What is a Lepine watch? 8. Which is the largest of time?
a. A pocket watch with a clock in a. The difference between
crown or winding stem the world? true solar time and mean
located at 6 o’clock a. The Big Ben clock solar time
b. A pocket watch with a b. The Prague astronomical b. The period of time that
crown or winding stem clock elapses between the passage
located at 9 o’clock c. The Mecca clock of the sun over the highest
c. A pocket watch with a crown point in the sky
or winding stem located c. A natural phenomenon
at 12 o’clock when the moon is in front
of the sun

10. What is a bottom plate? 11. Which watchmaker filed a 12. For which brand has Kate Winslet
a. An energy regulator patent for the creation of a crown been the ambassador since 2010?
b. A plate which bears the various protection device? a. Baume & Mercier
movement parts a. Panerai b. Longines
c. A thin cylindrical box with a b. Breguet c. Tudor
toothed edge that drives the c. Longines
train of the watch

13. Who invented the tourbillon? 14. Which brand has partnered up 15. Which filmmaker descended to
a. Christian Huygens with indian motorcycle? the depths of the ocean with a Rolex
b. Samuel Watson a. Rolex Deepsea Challenge on his wrist?
c. Abraham Louis-Breguet b. Tudor a. Nicolas Vanier
c. Baume & Mercier b. James Cameron
c. Luc Jacquet

submarine of the expedition manned by James Cameron went down to a depth of 10,908 metres below sea level.
in 1801. 14. c. Baume & Mercier signed a partnership agreement with Indian Motorcycle, the leading American motorcycle company, in summer 2017. 15. b. On 26 March 2012, the
maison. 12. b. The British actress Kate Winslet joined the family of Longines ambassadors in 2010. 13. c. The tourbillon was invented by the French watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet
plate bears the various parts of a mechanical watch movement. 11. a. In 1956, Panerai filed a patent for its crown protection device, which has become an identifying characteristic of the
of time is the difference between true solar time, which varies due to the earth’s irregular orbit around the sun, and mean solar time, which consists of a 24-hour period. 10. b. The bottom
winding stem is located at 12 o’clock. 8. c. Six times larger than Big Ben, the Mecca clock is located at the top of the Makkah Clock Royal Tower at a height of 600 metres. 9. a. The equation
minimise friction. 6. c. The new Tudor ambassador David Beckham stars in the brand’s new campaign Born to Dare. 7. c. The most significant feature of a Lépine watch is that its crown or
is nicknamed “The Clock” because of the tick-tock beat heard throughout the second movement. 5. c. Rubies act as a cushion for the different axels of the watch’s wheels in order to
is distinguished by the use of high-tech ceramic. 3. a. The nocturlabe is a dial which uses the position of the stars to tell time at night. 4. a. Symphony no. 101 in D major by Joseph Haydn
1. a. Cartier’s iconic square-shaped watch was created in 1917 and at the time marked a stylistic advance unique in the world of watches. 2. b. Launched in 2000, the J12 watch by Chanel

77 GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
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