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January 2023

Discovering platinum: history and curiosities

January 2023
Discovering platinum: history and curiosities

More precious than gold, platinum never ceases to be the focus of attention and desires of many jewellery enthusiasts. On the contrary: in recent years, platinum has gradually gained more and more interest, precisely because of certain characteristics that make it even better than gold in many respects. Today, therefore, let’s take a look at the peculiarities of this precious metal, starting with its composition, history and strengths

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December 2022

Chevalier ring, an accessory rooted in history

December 2022
Chevalier ring, an accessory rooted in history

A jewel, but not only: the chevalier ring is a symbol rich in meaning and history, whose roots go back to the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia. Also called a ‘signet ring‘, this jewel has left behind its peculiar functions of the past, becoming exclusively a ring with aesthetic value: let’s take a look at the history of the chevalier ring, as well as how to wear it in the right way.

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December 2022

James Bond’s watches: the most famous vintage models in film history

December 2022
James Bond’s watches: the most famous vintage models in film history

The longest-running of the active film franchises: the official James Bond series consists of no fewer than 25 films. Over the decades we have learnt many little things about this famous and elegant British spy, from the way he speaks to his principles, from the way he dresses to the accessories developed by Mr Q. Our attention, of course, cannot but be drawn in particular to James Bond’s watches, of which there have been so many in the various films. The most fascinating, and perhaps those that have remained most engraved in the collective imagination, are those worn in the first films that brought 007 to the big screen: let’s discover them together on a journey through time.

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December 2022

Discovering Amethyst: History and Curiosities of the Gemstone

December 2022
Discovering Amethyst: History and Curiosities of the Gemstone

Amethyst is a peculiar variety of quartz, distinguished first and foremost by its purplish colouring. Since 3,000 BC, starting in Ancient Egypt, this gemstone has been used to create jewellery, as well as seals and carvings. Among the gemstones best known and most appreciated in the world, amethyst continues to enrich the most diverse jewellery today. Let’s take a look at the history and characteristics of this purple quartz, and finally see some of the most famous creations with amethyst.

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December 2022

Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II: The cosmopolitan watch

December 2022
Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II: The cosmopolitan watch

The Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II is designed to display the time in two different time zones simultaneously. Robust and functional, it is the ideal watch for criss-crossing the globe.

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November 2022

Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona: Born to race

November 2022
Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona: Born to race

The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is an icon forever joined in name and function to the world of motor sport. Six decades after its creation it remains in a class of its own among sport chronographs.

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November 2022

Snake ring, what it represents and how to wear it

November 2022
Snake ring, what it represents and how to wear it

A snake coiled in its own coils. A hypnotic and fascinating figure, which not surprisingly has a permanent presence in the world of jewellery, starting with the famous snake ring. But what is the significance of this piece of jewellery? And why does this ring always occupy a place of honour in the windows of the best jewellers?

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November 2022

Vacheron Constantin, history of the world’s oldest watchmaker

November 2022
Vacheron Constantin, history of the world’s oldest watchmaker

The most fruitful way to approach the history of Vacheron Constantin is to consider the Maison as a unique example of artistic creativity and technical savoir-faire capable of innovating while maintaining the general characters always imprinted in the aesthetics of its products. It is the world’s longest-lived watchmaker, in business since 1755, the date of its founding, certified in a document describing the hiring of an apprentice by founder Jean Marc Vacheron on September 17 of that year in his Geneva atelier. The first timepiece that has come down to us bearing the signature of “J.M Vacheron à Geneve” is from those same years, and already from this piece we can see the technical and decorative savoir-faire in step with the era.

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October 2022

Oyster Perpetual: essence of the Oyster

October 2022
Oyster Perpetual: essence of the Oyster

Watches in the Oyster Perpetual range are symbols of universal and classic style, while offering essential day-to-day functions – hours, minutes and seconds. Firmly rooted in the pioneering origins of Rolex, these models embody timeless form and function. They represent timepieces in their purest form.

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September 2022

A voyage into the world of Rolex

September 2022
A voyage into the world of Rolex

Hans Wilsdorf was firmly convinced of a person’s ability to innovate and strive for excellence. More than 100 years after the creation of the brand, the founder’s philosophy is more present than ever, from the manufacturing of the company’s watches to its commitments worldwide.

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September 2022

White and yellow gold

September 2022
White and yellow gold

White gold or yellow gold? 585 gold or 750 gold? Upon entering the best luxury jewellery stores in the centre of Milan you are faced with a wide range of different jewellery, made with a wide range of different precious materials. In most cases, gold stands out, in its many different guises. The most famous types are undoubtedly white gold and yellow gold. These are two very common terms, which we are all familiar with, and which almost everyone knows how to recognize without much difficulty. But what is the real difference between yellow gold and white gold? Which aspects of the production of these materials determine such a clear difference in colour?

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September 2022

The realization of an ideal

September 2022
The realization of an ideal

When midnight strikes, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date forms a bridge between past and future, between what has been achieved and what remains to be lived. Since 1956, it has borne witness to the greatest moments in history on the wrist of visionaries, virtuosos and pioneers. Those who make each day a promise for the future. 

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