Held in partnership with Shoppes at Four Seasons, this year’s Masters of Time will explore the idea of memories with a curated collection that celebrates how collectors and brands commemorate the moments they hold dear. Bringing together over 450 fine watches and jewelry masterpieces from 30 brands, DFS’ team of watches and jewelry experts has assembled an unprecedented collection that showcases the best of design, technology and heritage for both men and women.
Available for viewing from December 9 until February 18, at T Galleria by DFS in Macau, this year’s Masters of Time introduces for the first time a multisensory exhibition inspired by the theme of memories. Guests can tour the curated collection displayed amongst a series of interactive pop-up spaces. Evoking senses, emotions and experiences, Masters of Time will take guests on a journey of nostalgia, heritage and adventure, all while making new memories.
The Masters of Time collection promises to intrigue seasoned collectors and first-time buyers alike. DFS’ watches and jewelry experts have searched the globe to curate the 2017 DFS Masters of Time Collection, which features exceptional pieces from brands including:
Other cases of aventurine stone employed in men’s watches are infrequent, but striking. We coated Blu watches back in 2009 that made abundant use of blue aventurine. More lately, the hit Midnight Planetarium watch by Van Cleef & Arpels additionally utilized aventurine as a starry watch encounter. As you can see, the quartz mineral works very well for this, and while it isn’t intended to seem like space on the Jaquet Droz Horse Watch Replica Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine, it will make for an fantastic framework for your time and tourbillon. More so, there’s a piece of aventurine placed on the rotor, visible through the sapphire crystal caseback of this watch over the automatic movement.Inside the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine is the Jaquet Droz exclusive caliber 25JD automatic tourbillon, using an 18k white gold and aventurine rotor. Jaquet Droz does not create their own moves in-house, but via resources given to them by parent firm The Swatch Group, they have a lot of fine exclusive moves produced for their timepieces. The 25JD works at 3Hz (21,600 bph) and has a fairly long energy reserve of seven days. One special feature about the tourbillon is how it is mounted.What you see is not a flying tourbillon, although it sort of looks like you. It is rather a standard tourbillon with a high bridge produce from translucent sapphire crystal. This affords the wearer a very clear perspective of this spinning tourbillon-style regulation system, together with the stability of a mounted tourbillon.The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine case has 1.47 carats of stones (260 indivdiual diamonds) to decorate it, along with the other 0.14 carats (90 diamonds) on the dial. That is not super diamond-intensive, but you sure feel as it’s, given the price of the opinion. The diamond decor doesn’t feel as feminine as on a few watches I have seen, but I am still on the fence as to whether or not I’d choose to wear this watch (even though it being really lovely).
The paillonnée enamel procedure is gold paillons set against blue enamel frames the figure eight display for the time that marks the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde collection. It is demonstrated to be quite appealing and is a part of this modern Jaquet Droz brand since its reintroduction in the year 2000. Of course, the irony here (as I’ve mention previously) is that the seconds index (which is also the tourbillon screen) is smaller compared to the hour and moment dial so that it isn’t technically a “grand moments.” This name applies accurately to the non-tourbillon versions of this design where the seconds index is under (and larger), and also the top of the figure eight will be that the dial for the hour and minutes (which is smaller). The watch is intentionally bold, though it’s more dressy in its design at 43mm wide (13.1mm thick) – that, for me, is the ideal size as everything you are really showing off here is the artwork of the dial. One of Jaquet Droz’s wonderful rolled-side alligator straps (in blue) perfectly compliments the dial color. The composition of the watch is really top-notch (assuming the overall style appeals to you personally, as it does myself). I enjoy how Jaquet Droz chose to go to get a semi-transparent window into the tourbillon. You can view it via the dialup, but it isn’t brazenly exposed. It’s a more subtle way of displaying a tourbillon, and I think it’s a style a lot of people will appreciate (again, despite the high cost of this standing timepiece). It is possible to see the motion through the sapphire crystal caseback window, and there you will also find the appealing blue lapis lazuli applique set into the otherwise 18k red gold automated rotor.
Other examples of aventurine stone used in men’s watches are somewhat infrequent, but notable. We first covered Blu watches back in 2009 that made rich use of blue aventurine. As you can see, the quartz mineral works really nicely for that, and while it isn’t meant to seem like distance on the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine it will make for an excellent frame for the time and tourbillon. More so, there is a piece of aventurine set on the rotor, visible through the sapphire crystal caseback of this watch over the automated movement.Inside that the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine is your Jaquet Droz exclusive standard 25JD automatic tourbillon, using an 18k white gold and aventurine strand. Jaquet Droz does not create their own moves in-house, but through resources given to them by parent company The Swatch Group, they have a great deal of fine exclusive moves produced due to their timepieces. The 25JD works at 3Hz (21,600 bph) and has a rather long energy reserve of seven days. 1 special feature about the tourbillon is how it is mounted.What you see is not a flying tourbillon, even though it sort of looks like you. It’s rather a normal tourbillon with a high bridge create from translucent sapphire crystal. That isn’t super diamond-intensive, but you sure feel as it’s, given the price of the watch. The diamond decor does not feel as female as on a few watches I’ve seen, but I am still on the fence as to whether or not I would choose to wear this view (even though it being really lovely).
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