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Butterfly Effect

 Prestige Watches Guide July August 2014 
Grace and elegance, the butterfly remains the emblem of the woman
Iconic Butterfly GRAFF

© Graff

18ct white gold case set with 335 diamonds and 78 sapphires. The wings of the butterfly are comprised of a highly sculptural arrangement of four dazzling pear shape…

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Haute Joaillerie

 Prestige Watches Guide July-August 2014

Of ice and fire… the 57 facets of time
Twenty~4 Haute Joaillerie
«Aquatic Life» Patek Philippe

© Patek Philippe

18ct white gold watch set with 1937 baguette diamonds and sapphires totaling approx. 43.73 ct. Manually wound mechanical movement.

Patrimony Traditional Haute Joaillerie…

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Snow Setting

Prestige Watches Guide July August 2014
Uniquely stunning, snow setting was invented in 2002 by Jaeger-LeCoultre
Promise Century

© Century

Case in hand cut and polished Century sapphire and 18ct white gold, bezel snow set with diamonds, hand-engraved dial snow-set with diamonds.

Hoop Temari Hermès

© Herm…

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Feminine Complication

Prestige Watches Guide July August 2014
Beautiful… Inside and out
Berries Tourbillon Et Heure Rétrograde Rubis bvlgari

© Bulgari

Hand-decorated Manufacture-made  self-winding mechanical movement. Tourbillon and retrograde hours on a 240-degree segment. White gold case set with 63 brilliant-cut diamonds and 7 rubies, white…

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Bottoms Up

  Prestige Watches Guide July August 2014
Inner beauty revealed
Dior VIII Grand Bal «Plissé Soleil» Dior Horlogerie

© Dior Horlogerie

Polished stainless steel case, bezel set with diamonds and decorated with a white mother-of-pearl ring, polished stainless steel bracelet with pyramid-shaped links. Automatic movement, «Dior Inversé 11…

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Time differently

Prestige Watches Guide July-August 2014
Intriguing and captivating… The new time displays
Spin Time Galaxie Louis Vuitton

© Louis Vuitton

A new fun yet luxurious way of reading the time: the hours are displayed via 12 cubes that pivot one after the other as the hours go by to…

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Crafts

 Prestige Watches Guide July-August 2014
Keeping ancestral techniques alive
Rondo Icon Delaneau

© Delaneau

Several techniques (Fire enameling, miniature painting, cloisonné, champlevé, insertions of straws) are combined with gem setting (302 diamonds) to depict a colorful and timeless icon. One-of-a-kind piece.

Miss Privé camellia decor Maki…

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Clock tables

 Prestige Watches Guide July-August 2014 
Clocks or sculptures?
Clock table with mysterious tourbillon Frank Jutzi

© Frank Jutzi

Handmade 8 days movement with mysterious «flying» tourbillon, jumping hours. Silver tree trunk, ground and branches, 100 engraved and enameled ivy leaves, two cut and engraved kingfishers made of lapis lazuli…

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SIHH 2014 from A to Z

Prestige July-August 2014 Timepieces by Maria Nadim
A wind of nostalgia breathes on this 24th edition of the Salon de la Haute Horlogerie, where sixteen of the most prestigious houses unveiled their new creations, giving the tone to watch trends of the year. A significant return to the…

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Dior Make up cruise collection 2015

Prestige issue 252,253 July-August 2014
For the first time, Peter Philips, Director of the creation and image of Dior Make up, creates the makeup of Dior of the fashion parade cruise collection 2015, in collaboration with Raf Simons. He realized a makeup in harmony with the colored silhouettes dotted with a touch of black and with total symbiosis with this collection.

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