Cartier has introduced a new flying tourbillon watch, the Cartier Tourbillon and Crocodile Watch. The timepiece is a truly unique design that features a stunning crocodile sculpted from 18 carat white gold and decorated with diamonds, the crocodile also has emerald eyes. The decorated reptile wraps its self around the top half of the dial and guards the movement. The bottom half of the dial is decorated with two water lilies in translucent red and white enamel. The watch features a round 44.5 millimeter case crafted from rhodium-plated 18 carat white gold. The crown is also crafted from circular-grained pattern rhodium-plated 18 carat white gold and is set with a diamond.

The Crocodile Watch is powered by the unique in-house flying tourbillon movement caliber 9458 MC which is imprinted with the Geneva Seal. The mechanical manual-winding movement features 167 parts which including 19 jewels. The movement beats at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations/hour, and has a power reserve of up to 50-hours. The C-shaped carriage of the flying tourbillon is also used for indicating the seconds. The intricate movement took the master watchmakers more than 50 hours to complete.

The superb case construction allows for a 30 meter water-resistance. The timepiece is completed with a black brushed canvas strap with an ardillon buckle in the white gold and is also decorated with diamonds. The Cartier Tourbillon and Crocodile Geneva Seal watch, caliber 9458 MC is a limited edition watch of 50 just pieces.

Holiday Gift Ideas - For Her

in Learn | Saturday, November 27. 2010

Rolex Datejust Ladies 179160

Rolex Lady Datejust. 26mm stainless steel case with a domed bezel. Silver dial with index hour markers and a stainless steel Oyster bracelet.

Chanel J12 Ceramic & Diamonds

White ceramic case with a double row of pave diamonds, 33 mm. White ceramic bracelet.

Cartier Diamants Legers De Cartier earrings

18 carat white gold earrings set with two diamonds each.

Cartier Scarab Motif Pendant, Medium Model

18 carat white gold scarab motif pendant set with 2 diamonds, size adjustable from 38 to 41 cm.

Cartier Himalia Pearls Earrings

18k white gold earrings with paved diamonds, white pearls, pierced ears.

Omega Relaunches the Ladymatic

in New Releases | Sunday, November 7. 2010

Luxury timepiece maker Omega has recently re-introduced its Ladymatic collection of watches. The line was originally launched back in 1955 as part of the brands De Ville collection. The Ladymatic was one of Omega's first self-winding watches that was designed especially for women, and it featured the smallest automatic movement the brand had ever made. The launch celebration was held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Beijing and was attending by the Oscar-winning actress and brand ambassador, Nicole Kidman.

The Omega De Ville Ladymatic timepiece has a round 34 millimeter wave pattern case crafted in 18 carat red gold, yellow gold or stainless steel with a polished or a snow-set diamond-studded bezel. The polished screw-in crown is encrusted with an Omega Cut diamond or a polished Omega logo on the non-diamond version. The case-back is polished and fitted with a see-through case-back crafted from sapphire crystal, displaying the stunning movement. The dial is available in extra-white mother-of-pearl or lacquered black, each with a Supernova pattern. The dial features either 11 diamond indexes facetted in 18 carat gold mounts or a version with no hour-markers.

The timepiece is powered by the brands calibre 8520/8521 movement which incorporates a Co-Axial escapement. This caliber features the company’s exclusive Si 14 silicon balance spring which increases the level of its resistance to external shocks and environmental disturbances. The movement powers 4 functions, hours, minutes, seconds, and date. The hours, minutes and seconds are indicated by polished alpha-shaped hands treated with Super-LumiNova for heightened readability. The date indication is located in an exhibition window at 3 o’clock. An impressive 27 variations will be available.

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