May 14, 2019
Festival of colours
From theatrical pink, majestic royal blue and fruity yellow to lush leaf green, rarely have watches and jewellery indulged so luxuriantly in colours. According to experts in this field, the trendy spectrum expresses people’s desire to prepare for an uncertain future by sending colour signals that radiate a feeling of confidence and good humour. These encouraging, vivacious tones combine perfectly with neutral classic hues.
Chopard’s new “Magical Setting” inspires this brand’s discerning clientele. An innovative setting technique creates the spectacularly charismatic appearance of these rings, pendants and earrings. Each gem’s setting is invisible, thus enabling the stone to kindle a fascinating play of lights. In addition to jewellery set exclusively with diamonds, Chopard also offers the king of gems in combination with blue sapphires, rubies or emeralds. A central main stone in each piece is surrounded a group of other unusually large gems.
After having created watch cases from colourless, smoky black, blue and red sapphire, Hublot has now succeeded in giving the material a yellow hue. This rare and unusual colour is utilized for the Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Sapphire, a 42 mm chronograph with an automatic manufacture movement.
Established in 1967, Picchiotti is internationally renowned for the outstanding craftsmanship and sophistication with which it integrates the four most precious jewels – diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires – into classically elegant pieces of jewellery. Rather unusual, but no less stylish, is the 18 karat white gold necklace from the current “Essentially Colour Collection”, in which graphically arranged tsavorites and white diamonds further accentuate the lavish centrepiece of an impressively large oval kunzite.
In celebration of the Flower Power era, the Ode to the Seventies timepiece features colourful, swirling dial designs crafted using traditional haute horlogerie techniques, including cloisonné, champlevé, and high-fire enamel. Even its frontal micro-rotor sports a peace sign filled with brightly varnished hues. Housed in a 44-mm white gold case, this limited edition of 23 handcrafted pieces comes with a blue-jean-styled strap.
Schreiner Fine Jewellery
Schreiner Fine Jewellery presented the finest jewellery for the ears with a “wow” effect at Baselworld this year. Two fancy vivid yellow diamonds weighing forty carats each are the impressive eye-catchers in these superlative earrings, where they are framed and adorned by additional yellow and white diamonds that are extremely rare thanks to their uncommon sizes and colours. Based in southern Germany, this company has earned an excellent international reputation for unique and innovative jewellery and for unsurpassed quality.
The new MTG-B1000RB is a special edition commemorating the 20th anniversary of the MT-G Series which was first introduced in 1999. Its bezel is finished with rainbow-ion plating, which vividly refracts light in different colours to evoke a “lunar rainbow.” Based on the MTG-B1000, the debutante maintains the signature toughness by employing a Core Guard Structure that links the bezel and back cover with planar parts. It forms a strong metal frame that protects the inner case from external shocks. Water-resistant to 200 metres and powered by the brand’s Tough Solar System, the radio-controlled MTG-B1000RB offers a plethora of functions, such as world time, chronograph, countdown timer and alarm.
Although their design is inarguably unconventional, the coloured gem rings in Gellner Brave’s new “Star” line are well suited to serve as daily companions. Each ring consists of a filigree construction of ionized steel and 750 pink gold. The middle of each ring hosts an unusual coloured gem in one of five radiant colours. Whether with fresh greenish-yellow lemon quartz, orange Madeira citrine, cool blue topaz, fiery red rhodolite or mysterious violet amethyst, “Star” rings are exciting eye-catchers for every occasion.
Enamel dials are prized for their ability to make colours shine brilliantly and to preserve these vivid hues decade after decade without fading. An especially sophisticated variety of this traditional art is champlevé, in which slender metal bars separate the individual enamelled surfaces from one another. Here the enamel composition forms a magnificent Japanese carp boldly defending its underwater realm. Unlike classic enamel watches, the sophisticated enamel craftsmanship also continues on the case of the Gladiatore Champlevé Carp.
Hans D. Krieger
Hans D. Krieger from Idar-Oberstein has three centuries of experience in cutting diamonds and gemstones. All jewellery is created exclusively on the premises: from the rough diamond, through the design, to the completion of the piece of jewellery. In-house fabrication also characterises the two 750 white gold rings. In each ring, a wreath of white diamonds highlights either a richly glowing pink tourmaline or an aquamarine.
The Swiss family-owned company Frieden is competently positioned not only in the purchase and sale of high-quality, loose, coloured gemstones, but also in the field of jewellery with diamonds and coloured gems. Classic design encounters unusually coloured gemstones in one of Frieden’s new jewellery lines: naturally coloured sapphires in delicate apricot and violet hues are cut into navette shapes, framed with diamonds and crafted into elegant pendants, rings and matching earrings.
A firework of unusual coloured gemstones enlivens the assortment of models in the “Arya” signet ring collection which the French label Indygo presented at Baselworld this year. Each of the five rings is made of pink gold and showcases a different gemstone. The selection of precious stones ranges from Rainbow Antique to phosphosiderite and from green and blue turquoise to azurite malachite. The centre of each ring hosts four little diamonds in a cloverleaf pattern.
These six rings from Scheffel are the best proof that modish colours and high-quality jewellery go together perfectly. Corian is a material that feels very pleasant to wear. Primarily used in interior design, corian can be dyed in countless colours and afterwards processed via the CNC technique as though it were wood. The combination of corian and diamonds set in pink or red gold makes these rings into tastefully luxurious companions for every occasion.
With 22 collections, offered in various colours, sizes and shapes, this young brand’s motto focuses on individuality and creativity. The cases are entirely made of Murano glass, which goes back to the Venetian island of Murano of the 13th century. The timepieces are made in the millefiori (“a thousand flowers”) style. One particularly expressive example is the Tectonic collection, which is available in three executions including two round and one rectangular case shapes as well as a choice of quartz or automatic movements.