Tourbillon technology, dazzling design
OMEGA’s Skeleton Tourbillon Co-Axial Platinum Limited Edition combines the complex Tourbillon technology (where the main components responsible for the timepiece’s precision are assembled in a rotating cage) with dazzling design elements. The movement has a luxurious sun-brushed and circular graining finish with an anthracite galvanic processing; its bridges and mechanisms are hand polished. In fact, Omega is the only watchmaker ever to have created an automatic central Tourbillon. Its titanium cage rotates completely every 60 seconds, offsetting the effect of gravity on the performance of the watch.
The rotor with its sapphire plate has been newly designed and is metallized with the words “Limited Edition” and the watch’s individual serial number (out of 18). The Skeleton Tourbillon Co-Axial Platinum Limited Edition is equipped with a Breguet balance spring.
The Central Tourbillon’s hands cannot be mounted on a central shaft in the conventional way. They are gold metallised onto sapphire crystal disks and propelled by gearing at the peripheries of the disks. The result is rather dramatic — they appear to float freely above the movement.
Unlike products from conventional workshops, each Tourbillon is the work of one watchmaker who spends up to 540 hours on the creation of the skeletonised version of the watch, which means no two are exactly alike.
Each watchmaker engraves his or her personal initials on the underside of the Tourbillon base to assure that all parts can be returned to their maker after they have been galvanised. When a Central Tourbillon is returned to OMEGA for servicing, it will be placed in the hands of the original watchmaker. Now that’s what we call one on one time.
Cartier’s Panda Fountain pen in sterling silver with nephrite jade cabochons and solid gold nib engraved with a bamboo leaf. It is available in a limited edition of 88.
In the mini format 19mm with yellow and pink gold set on a black stain strap, the Gourmettede Dior watch revisits the haute house’s taste for fairytale proportions. The timepiece has a total of 227 diamonds. Limited edition of only three pieces in yellow and fancy pink diamonds.
Tie to die for
Looking to update your wardrobe for spring? Then the paisley patterned ties above will do the trick. Each tie is handmade from finest silk by designer Chevalier. The delicate floral and paisley pattern on these ties is not printed on but was created using a Jacquard weaving technique — an art that Chevalier mastered like few other tie makers in the world.
These ties are best matched with light suits colors such as tan, light gray, and the classic navy.
Sleek and stylish in overall design, this mini logo belt has a cool, modern logo buckle.
Price – $ 48.00
Available at Armani Exchange, Ground Floor, Chadstone, Victoria
P: (03) 9563 1232 or at www.armaniexchange.com