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  • Qeelin "Wang Wang" and "Qin Qin"

    Founded by Dennis Chan in 2004 and inspired by Chinese culture history, Qeelin combines the best of Western luxury business acumen with the most exquisite Chinese emotions and designs. The brand is named after “Qilin”, an auspicious Chinese mythical animal and rooted symbol of love. Qeelin creatively blends tradition with the mythical essence of Chinese culture heritage to design lavish fine jewelry.

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    Lunar New Year of 2018 – which is also known as the Year of the Dog – is approaching. Based on Chinese astrology, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle. Qeelin’s Wang Wang collection is the best company to celebrate this family reunion festival. “Wang Wang” was launched in the autumn of 2015, and soon it became one of the most popular collections and has remained so ever since. The name “Wang Wang” comes from the dogs barking sounds “woof woof” in mandarin. It also has a homophone “旺旺” which means prosperity. It is a collection of exquisitely handcrafted jewelry depicting 6 adorable dog breeds in a whimsical, playful yet fully elegant manner. Each piece of Wang Wang is a symbol of loyalty and friendship.

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    Aside from Lunar New Year, we are also embracing one of the most romantic days of the year – Valentines Day. Qeelin’s Qin Qin collection is definitely the most meaningful present for the special half. Qin Qin blends the rich cultural symbolism of the Middle Kingdom with the Romance and glamour of the capital of France – Paris. “Qin Qin” means “kiss kiss” in Mandarin. Poignant symbols in Chinese culture, goldfishes are first domesticated in China and believed to summon abundance and harmony. Just as love at first sight, when two Qin Qin find the perfect match, they are lured into a kiss. In fact, at the mouth of the fish, a tiny hidden magnetic piece is set so two fish will be attracted to each other and kiss when they meet the right one. Evoking a wonderful sense of fantasy and passion, Qin Qin represents luck in love and is an ideal gift for the person our heart cannot do without.

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  • Breguet Reine de Naples

    On June 8th, 1810, sister of Napoleon Bonaparte, also known as the Queen of Naples – Caroline Murat, placed an order from Breguet for a “thin, oblong repeater watch with a silver dial and Arabic numerals, mounted on a wristlet of hair woven with gold threads.” Abraham Louis Breguet received the request and delivered the watch in December 1812. This was the birth of first women’s wristwatch. Shortly after, the Queen of Naples bought a further twelve watches (eight repeating and four simple) from Breguet. Later, Breguet honored that first wristwatch with a dedicated collection – Reine de Naples. Nowadays, it becomes the most iconic collection of Breguet, and a symbol of feminine refinements.

    Reine De Naples 8928 is definitely the most classic branch in this collection, and the Ref. 8928BB/5P/944 DD0D is like a fresh breeze comparing to other members in the branch. Case in 18K white gold with the traditional oblong shape, the bezel, dial flange and lug are set with 139 brilliant-cut diamonds and the crown is set with a briolette diamond. This piece has a relatively small dimension of 33 x 24.95 mm with natural mother-of-pearl dial. Hours chapter with pink-rimmed Arabic Breguet numerals offset at 6 o’clock. The pink leather strap gives a lively feeling and absolutely brightens up your day.

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  • Omega Railmaster

    In 1957, Omega released its very first Railmaster, which was a simple, practical, yet elegant watch designed for railway staff or anyone who worked close to electrical fields. Able to resist magnetic fields of up to 1,000 gauss, it guaranteed reliable precision for the wearer. Today, the timepiece has made a triumphant return. The Seamaster Railmaster arrives with the same simple and elegant design traits of the original – but with updated touches of style and the very best mechanical movement. Thanks to its Master Chronometer movement, today’s Railmaster is 15 times more resistant and is able to withstand fields up to 15,000 gauss.

    With a 40 mm brushed stainless steel case and conical crown, the Railmaster includes a vertically-brushed black or grey dial, recessed hour-markers filled with vintage Super-LumiNova, a railway minute track, Omega’s crosshair symbol of precision, and a lollipop central seconds reminiscent of the railways. The Railmaster is powered by the anti-magnetic Master Chronometer Calibre 8806, which is locked into place behind a wave-edged caseback that features an embossed Seahorse medallion. The Naiad Lock also keeps the wording on the caseback in position. On both the sapphire-crystal and hesalite glass that protects each dial, a subtle Omega logo has been laser engraved. It’s a traditional touch that adds another edge of sophistication to these superbly crafted timepieces.

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  • Patek Philippe 5960/1A-001

    The 5960 is an important reference in Patek history as it was the brand's first in-house automatic chronograph–an important achievement in any brand's lifetime. When the ref. 5960P was first launched in 2006, it won instant acclaim. It was the manufacture's first self-winding chronograph, manifested a new and unique style with its prominent mono-counter and three large calendar apertures, and quickly established itself as one of the most coveted timepieces of the Patek Philippe portfolio. The success story continued with further versions in rose gold. Now, the letter 'A' in the model designation 5960/1A —which stands for 'acier', steel in French— announces a paradigm change. The Annual Calendar Chronograph in stainless steel is not only the latest sibling of its lineage but had also replaced the gold and platinum versions. It offers a number of subtle, yet effective changes over its more precious predecessors.

    The Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph ref. 5960/1A is fitted with a highly polished stainless steel case measuring 40.5 mm in diameter, a display case back and is water resistant to a depth of 30 meters. Equipped with pump chronograph pushers, the watch stays true to Patek's design principles when it comes to chronographs. To ease the operation of setting the annual calendar, the watch is fitted with three correctors on the case band.Technical elegance also characterizes the new silvery-gray dial with its striking red accents, interesting bright-dark contrasts, and the dynamic, performance-oriented looks of its explicitly three-dimensional architecture. An uncommon feature in a Patek Philippe watch: the red "1" in the date aperture, which kicks off each month with a colorful stimulus while the dates from the 2nd to the 31st days are displayed black on white. This feature makes the Ref. 5960/1A-001 not only elegant but very sporty at the same time. The dial layout is very well balanced featuring a mono-counter 12-hour chronograph at 6, day-date-month apertures between 10 and 2, a power reserve indicator at 12 o'clock and a black and white minute rail track fitted with luminescent markers. The hands and the calendar displays are powered by the Patek Philippe CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H caliber with flyback chronograph and Annual Calendar as well as power-reserve and day/night indications. It beats with a frequency of 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour (4 hertz), which assures a constant balance amplitude and thus high rate accuracy. A heavy central rotor in 21K gold winds the watch automatically. It offers minimum 45 hours to maximum 55 hours power reserve.

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  • Ulysse Nardin Marine Grand Deck Tourbillon

    Ulysse Nardin has been inspired by the world of boating at least a few dozen times over the years, and new interpretations continue to manifest from that, such as this Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon in 44 mm white gold case. This happens to be the first time Ulysse Nardin has introduced a new complication into the Marine case collection. The watch works as a series of "nanowires" act to pull a blued-aluminum retrograde minute hand, which is meant to act like a ship's boom. The dial miniaturizes elements of the deck of a classic racing yacht, including a wood deck, winches, lines and a mainsail boom. The dial is made of inlaid wood in a color and curved design intended to resemble the deck of a classic yacht. A blue aluminum minutes hand represents the boom, the horizontal spar used to angle the mainsail on a racing boat. It swings down from the 12 o’clock position, sweeping across a retrograde minutes scale that extends from 3 to 6 o’clock. It is literally pulled across the scale by strong high-tech fibers that wrap around two “rigging screws” and two pinions designed to resemble – and function as – the winches on the deck of a racing yacht. The lines of the winches are made of polyethylene Dyneema®, a fiber used in ship’s rigging that is many times stronger than steel. Once the boom reaches the 60-minute position, it jumps back to zero in about 4 seconds – a delay that is calibrated with a special regulator that maintains the accuracy of the minutes. The minutes scale is made of a translucent blue crystal so as not to interfere with the view of the “deck.” The hour is displayed as a jumping hour in a double window just above the minutes. A corrector positioned at 2 o’clock on the case side can be used to set the time. The Ulysse Nardin logo appears on the upper dial between two floating maritime symbols, spelled according to the nautical alphabet that was used in classic ship’s chronometers – such as those historically produced by Ulysse Nardin. The watch will be made in limited editions of 18 pieces in white gold.

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  • IWC Ingenieur Chronograph “50th Anniversary of Mercedes-AMG”

    IWC Schaffhausen has been the official engineering partner of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team since 2013. The partnership is founded on the many parallels that exist between motor sport’s premier competition and the world of haute horology. The development of high-performance cars and the multiple facets of the motor racing and haute horology worlds have much in common: they both depend on high-tech materials, world-class engineering, ultimate performance and ongoing innovation. A masterpiece of engineering, the Mercedes F1 W06 Hybrid Silver Arrow, for instance, comprises over 3000 individual parts. It is equipped with innovative technologies and high-tech materials such as titanium aluminide, ceramic, and carbon fiber. IWC Schaffhausen likewise integrates extremely durable materials into its mechanical timepieces. These improve the service life of the components or enable the creation of eye-catching cases and designs. In Formula 1, as in the watch industry, the focus is likewise on teamwork. Motor sport brings together the world’s best engineers and designers with material and aerodynamics specialists. By the same token, IWC’s complex and intricate masterpieces of haute horology can only come into being through the collective expertise of high-caliber specialists representing many different disciplines.

    The IWC Ingenieur Chronograph titanium Sport Edition “50th Anniversary of Mercedes-AMG” is reminiscent of the first Ingenieur models from the 1950s. The watch has a 44.3 mm titanium case with distinctive vintage look. Aside from that, it has a flyback function and is equipped with one of the most efficient movements manufactured entirely by IWC, the 89361 caliber that grants automatic movement with 68 hours power reserve. It also features a tachymeter scale that, when used together with the stopwatch hand, allows the wearer to calculate the average speed covered over a distance of 1,000 meters. The protection against magnetic fields on the case back is inspired by the carbon brake discs that feature on Mercedes-AMG cars. This model is limited to 250 pieces worldwide.

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  • Omega Planet Ocean "Big Blue"

    Last year, Omega introduced the Seamaster Planet Ocean “Deep Black” edition – a GMT dive watch with all black ceramic construction. Building on that concept, Omega released the Planet Ocean “Big Blue” this time to leverage Omega’s expertise in ceramics and watchmaking.

    This model is almost identical that opts for rich blue ceramic instead of black, with bright orange accents and a movement that shows off Omega’s technical prowess. It is a combination GMT and divers’ watch that delivers bold style and innovative design. The 45.5 mm case is made from blue ceramic, whith a blue ceramic bezel featuring a Liquidmetal™ diving scale. Just below the center point of the dial there is a chemical symbol for zirconium dioxide, the type of ceramic from which the dial and case are constructed, but in a tonal color so it doesn’t stand out too much. A blend of orange rubber and ceramic covers the first 15 minutes, while orange rubber also colors the Omega logo on the crown and helium escape valve symbol. On the wave-edged caseback, there is a patented ceramic Naiad Lock that keeps the engraved wording in position. Through the see-through case back, you can see the Omega 8906 caliber which offers self-winding movement with Co-Axial escapement and 60 hours power reserve. The “Big Blue” also carries the Master Chronometer certification, created by Omega in partnership with METAS. The blue rubber strap with orange stitching and orange edges has been designed to give the appearance of being fabric. It is treated with an anti-bacterial coating, features a wave pattern on the underside and is held to the wrist by a blue ceramic foldover clasp.

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  • Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2

    Jaeger-LeCoultre released a new titanium and blue version of its most impressive sport watch – Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2(Ref. Q203T541). It is a radically different watch in JLC’s collection. The watch is “mechanically complicated, conceptually innovative, and stylistically interesting”. The Extreme LAB 2 is JLC’s successor to the revolutionary Extreme Lab, a technological masterpiece in 2007. A mechanical watch requiring absolutely no lubrication ofver its lifetime, the original Extreme LAB showcased what the JLC manufacture is capable of. Reflecting the innovation within, JLC’s two Extreme LAB watches also feature high-tech aesthetics with case and dial designs unlike any others within their product portfolio.

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    Jaeger-LeCoultre created the Extreme LAB 2 as a tribute to a historical watch from its past, the Chronomètre Geophysic. Launched in 1958, the same year NASA was formed, the Geophysic was introduced during an era in which the planet’s limits were being explored like never before. As a certified chronometer, it was a robust tool watch intended for scientists’ use in extreme environments while conducting geophysical experiments around the world. The 46.8 mm case of Extreme LAB 2 was made of a special titanium and vanadium alloy exclusive to JLC – TiVan15. The outer case is 15% more scratch resistant than cases crafted from traditional titanium. A pusher integrated within the ceramic crown allows the user to select one of three positions: winding (labeled as N), GMT function, and time setting. A transparent sapphire crystal dial allows a full view of the in-house JLC caliber 781. There is also a “hidden” complication which is the stop seconds feature (hacking seconds) designed to make it easy to set the time precisely. Pulling out the crown of the movement resets the seconds indicator disc but allows the minute hand to continue moving. The idea is to allow you to set the time as precisely as you can without having to wait.

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  • Piaget Event Recap

    CH Premier Jewelers at Westfield Valley Fair hosts a special event for Piaget High Jewelry timepieces. Exclusive boutique pieces are showcased and presented to customers and will be ongoing up till Christmas.

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    Piaget Polo Tourbillon (Ref. G0A32149)

    This timepiece is a combination of ultimate luxury and watchmaking craftwork. With 39 mm 18K white gold case, this watch has a mother-of-pearl and diamond marquetry dial set with brilliant-cut diamonds and princess-cut diamonds (approximately 17 carat in total). The tourbillon aperture is located at 12 o’clock position. The Piaget manufacture 600P offers manual winding movement with 44 hours power reserve.

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    Piaget Emperador cushion watch (Ref. G0A38058)

    This model is the very expression of everything that Piaget carries in its genes: a unique expertise in the field of the ultra-thin movement, linked to a desire to develop calibers with complications that are ever more innovative and creative. With a 46.5 mm 18K rose gold case set with 228 brilliant-cut diamonds (approximately 18 carat) and crown set with 10 brilliant-cut diamonds, this piece is powered by the Piaget 1270P caliber, which is Piaget’s first ultra-thin automatic tourbillon movement with a thickness of just 5.55 mm.

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    Limelight Couture Précieuse Cuff watch (Ref. G0A38207)

    Featuring a wondrous 18K white gold mesh bracelet fitted with a deployment buckle and set with diamonds, this Piaget Limelight Couture Précieuse Cuff watch embodies the traditional savoir-faire of Piaget's creative pieces. Its 18K white gold case takes a square shape and features a completely diamond-paved bezel. Its simple silvered dial features a Piaget logo and two white gold hands.

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    Jewelry pieces of the iconic Piaget Possession and Piaget Rose collection will be exclusively available for this limited time only.

  • Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000

    A 10 beat caliber beats at ten times a second, a rate substantially faster than that of ordinary mechanical movements. While the faster vibration rate makes a watch more resilient to shock and thus more accurate, it also consumes more power from the mainspring and demands greater resiliency from other components. For half a century, Grand Seiko mainsprings have been manufactured in house. Using all this experience, a new alloy was created for the 9S mainspring which has the strength and durability to deliver 55 hours of power reserve and to do for generations.

    The SBGJ217 is an iconic piece of the Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 GMT series. The 39.5 mm stainless steel case of this piece classically pairing with the retro-modern Grand Seiko style dial that matches any attire. Like every Grand Seiko watch, it offers highly polished, distortion-free surfaces, razor edged hands for high legibility and perfect comfort on the wrist. The long and slim markers provide a clean and refined expression. The hi-beat GMT movement 9S86 is designed, made, assembled, adjusted and tested at the Shizuku-Ishi Watch Studio in where all Grand Seiko mechanical watches are manufactured and assembled, by hand, by the studio’s craftsmen and women. In both performance and appearance, it expresses the very best of Seiko’s mechanical watchmaking. The caliber has a high accuracy of +5 to-3 seconds a day and a power reserve of 55 hours with 36,000 vibrations per hour at 10 beats per second. The GMT hand can be used as a dual time indicator with the hour hand being adjustable independently as the time of day hands continue to mark time. It is the perfect watch for international travelers.

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