Archive for February 2011

French Connection

February 23, 2011

Pierre Lannier, French watches in India

Livtek India recently launched a new and vibrant collection of Pierre Lannier fashion watches. Pierre Lannier is   the ‘most sold watches’ in France, the country with the largest share of watch sales in Europe. Pierre Lannier exquisite fashion creations have won numerous international awards. Each watch is manufactured by skilled craftsman, employing state–of–the-art robot assembly units and laser technology. Pierre Lannier watches are all manufactured in-house. Each watch is aesthetically packed in an attractive case and comes with a 2 years international warranty.

Women’s Collection

Glam and The City: Ideal for the busy working women with a choice of metal, mother-of –pearl, white and black straps this watch suits the jet-setting lifestyle of busy executives, matching with charging fashion styles. Price Rs. 18k to Rs. 20k.


Flowers Collection: Designed like pieces of jewellery with intricate flowers engraved on the strap, it  is available in a stainless steel strap. A perfect watch for a formal meeting as well as a cocktail party.  Price Rs. 21k to Rs. 23k.

Ligne Pure: Return to the classics with this collection. With extra flat cases, refined designs, these watches are the epitome of elegance. Bound by Milanese or leather straps, these watches come in silver, gold or chocolate finishes. Price Rs. 13k to Rs. 15k.

Men’s Collection

The Adventurer’s Spirit: This stainless steel chronograph watch is ideal for every occasion, whether it is for urban hikes, safaris in the country or just to get the relaxed adventurer look. : Price Rs. 21k to 25k.


Chic Men: This stainless automatic watch is a perfect accessory for the elegantly turned out smart man. Price Rs. 18k to Rs. 20k

Available at select stores across India namely Kenya Watch Co, Jasubhai Jewellers, Eleganza Gift Shop, Bhagwati Enterprises, Sa’aa, Ankeys Watch Boutique, Hero Watch Co., M Yusuf Jewellers, Watch World, Time Square, S.H. Mumbtazuddin, Murli’s, P.K. Watch Co., Eastern Watch Co., Pallazio, Big Shop, Sheetal Watch co. and amongst others.

Only 3 pieces for India

February 4, 2011

With just 3 pieces each, La Mini De Dior 19mm in yellow diamond and pink diamond is very exclusive

la mini de dior in pnk diamonds

With yellow and pink gold set on a black stain strap, 19 mm La Mini D De Dior wittily revisits haute couture’s taste for fairytale proportions. Its dial with leopard patterns in sapphires or diamonds and black lacquer pays tribute to Mitza Bricard Christian Dior’s own elegant muse. It has set of very precious and rare time pieces paved with fancy yellow and fancy pink diamonds. The timepiece has a total of 227 diamonds. The snow setting is inspired from the fine jewellery collection “Gourmettede Dior”. Price:19mm La Mini D De Dior Yellow Diamonds is Rs  1,160,000 and 19mm La Mini D De Dior Pink Diamonds is Rs : 1,900,000.

Available at Johnson’s Watch Co    K-1 Connaught Place, New Delhi -110001; Watches of Switzerland    231, Link Corner Building, Shop no.2, Linking Road, Bandra(W), Mumbai-400050; The Helvetica – Chennai Citi centre, No 7, Dr.Radha Krishnan Salai, Chennai;Ethos – #135, The Forum Mall, Koramangala, Bangalore – 560 095; Prime Watch World – Forum Mall, 3rd Floor, Shop No. 307, 10/3 Elgin Road, Kolkata – 700 020.


If Columbus wore a watch…

February 3, 2011

The rate of vibrations per second for Zenith Christophe Colomb is completely independent of its wearer’s movements


zenith christophe columbus

Christened in tribute to Christopher Columbus, Zenith Christophe Colomb relates to the very nature of this ultra-complex model which addresses one of the key issues that faced this adventurous seafarer and still haunts the contemporary watch industry to this day: how to achieve precision measurements with instruments that are subjected to constant motion that is detrimental to their accuracy.

The tourbillon was specifically designed to compensate for the effects of gravity on the precision of pocket watches, wristwatches move through constantly varying positions and thus required an entirely different approach. Given the well-known fact that keeping the regulating organ in a horizontal position generates the best possible amplitude of the balance and thus considerably enhances timing precision, Manufacture ZENITH decided to ensure that the regulating organ and the escapement were indeed permanently kept in this position. The rate of vibrations per second for this watch is completely independent of its wearer’s movements.

The hand-wound 45-jewel, 36,000 VpH Academy 8804 manual winding movement with 50-hour power reserve, features a unique gyroscopic system ensuring perfect horizontal positioning of the regulating organ. This system consists in a cage composed of 166 parts, 10 conical-geared wheels (with 6 spherical wheels) and 6 ball bearings.

The 45 mm-diameter case comes in a choice of white, rose or yellow gold and is fitted with cambered glare proofed sapphire crystals on both sides, with the Gyroscopic system topped by its own sapphire crystal “dome”. The eminently readable silvered dial is adorned with a barleycorn guilloché motif. The off-centred hour and minute subdial appears at 12 o’clock opposite the gyroscopic cage, while the small seconds are displayed at 9 o’clock and the power reserve on a segment extending from 2 to 4 o’clock. The faceted hands are in blued steel, as are the applied numerals and hour-markers. The watch is secured to the rest with a crocodile leather strap and fastened by an 18-carat gold triple folding clasp. Price: On request

Available: Chennai: Helvetica, Spencer Plaza T: 28490013, New Delhi: Johnson Watch Co. (C.P.) T: 41513121 – Johnson Watch Co. (South Ex.) T: 24642255, Mumbai: Times of Lord, Kemps Corner Ph: 23695254, Swiss Paradise Luxury Timepieces Borivali (W) T: 28980507, Mumbai-400092 Kolkata: The Prime, Luxury Watch Boutique, Forum Mall T: 22837185

Rolex Ode to Gold

February 1, 2011

Rolex’s Pearlmaster features closely woven chunks of 18-carat white or yellow gold


pearlmaster line

Rolex’s Lady DateJust collection from the Pearlmaster line gets its name from the “Pearlmaster’ bracelet, and not the dial. The Pearlmaster features closely woven chunks of 18-carat white or yellow gold, or the combination of the two with pink gold called ‘Tridor’ – the French abbreviation of ‘three golds’ (trio d’or).


Pearlmaster models are a tad overdressed. For instance, one model in white gold, with the sapphire-studded bezel encircling the white mother-of-pearl dial with diamond hour markers, and the bracelet set with brilliants and sapphires. Another is in yellow gold with the diamond-paved dial, and the brilliants-encrusted bracelet.

If you like simpler elegance, you might prefer another watch in the Pearlmaster line: in white gold, with black Roman numerals offset by the plain white dial, and surrounded by the bezel with brilliants (the same model is available in yellow gold). The stones on the bezel are used sparingly, so the overall look of this watch is cleaner and less fussy. Like all watches in Rolex DateJust line, the Pearlmaster models have a date display, are self-winding, and waterproof up to 300 feet (100 metres). If you enjoy a truly bold, dazzling and ornate look, the Pearlmaster is a real gem of a watch. Price: Rs 3, 23,000.