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GOLDEN AGE by LuisaViaRoma

Idriss Guelai creates exclusive accessories in wood, metal and plexi-glass. His passion for alternative material experimentation is constantly evolving, leading him to produce not only exclusive design masterpieces but new ways of “fashion-engineering” from his Florence atelier. Another featured cult element are MAD watches, produced in a numbered, ten-piece edition for LuisaViaRoma. Born from the passion of two aesthetes of timeless watches, MAD represents the promise of the impossible. Bringing together tradition and modernity, exclusivity and perfection, daring and respect for a legacy, MAD pays tribute to the greatest watchmakers.

You can shop all pieces above online from LuisaViaRoma.com

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ROLEX, ROLEX, ROLEX
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ROLEX, ROLEX, ROLEX

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Larsson & Jennings Watches

          Their small but powerful selection of timepieces each beautifully fuse Swedish minimalistic design and British heritage. Established in 2012 this exciting Anglo-Swedish watch brand is inspired by the subcultures of both London and Stockholm. Their collection is made up of two distinctive styles, the Classic and the Resurgence.

          The Classics’ striped nylon / leather straps are clean, distinguished and recognisable, something for which Larsson & Jennings have become well known for. Their latest addition, the Resurgence, is fitted with fine Italian suede straps in your choice of red, brown and black, all of which perfectly compliment the subtle detailing of this beautiful watch. 

          The suede strap in my favourite part of my Larsson & Jennings watch. It feels really comfortable to wear it. 

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Posted Sunday May 26 7pm  42 notes

 
 

Larsson & Jennings Watch.

Larsson & Jennings Watch.

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What is Luxury?

luxury isn’t about spending £120 on a pot of eye cream and slabbing it quickly before going to bed. luxury could be spending £20 on eye creams, and finding 20mins to massage and indulge. so time could define luxury.

and time equates money. but luxury doesn’t necessary equate money.

luxury is not about buying a £2,500 jacket just because one can. money cannot buy style, and high prices low availability promises of exclusivity, doesn’t necessary define luxury.

luxury should also not be a commodity. a commodity is a product for which there is demand, but which is supplied without differentiation, that is the same no matter who produces it. so terms like “affordable luxury” or “luxury for the masses” should not exist. it is insincere, so i will also not use it in future.

luxury doesn’t have to be tangible or cost the earth, it could be an hour to oneself, to relax, to indulge, with a tub of ice cream or not. although a tub of green and black’s could be considered a luxury, a splurge, as considered to say, a cone of cornetto.

luxury is using my favourite scent, the now near empty bottle of helmut lang “cuiron”. every drop so precious and poignant, knowing it is no longer in production.

luxury is not about excesses. it doesn’t mean owning ten £1,000 bags, or owning one £1,000 bag for which 10,000 were made.

luxury could be the feeling of soft cashmere brushing against the skin.

so luxury is a feel, but most likely not a look. a cashmere sweater with metallic embellishments could be done in wool or cotton instead, but the feel would be lost. the sweater doesn’t need to be in cashmere, but luxury isn’t about a need, it’s a want.

so luxury is a want.

luxury is not dressing up in the finest threads but still feeling empty. luxury is happiness and radiance from within. but what is happiness? like happiness, luxury can rarely be defined.

luxury hasn’t lost it’s lustre, we just need to understand it better.

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My new watch from www.larssonandjennings.com . Suede strap, very very comfortable.

Posted Saturday May 18 9pm  32 notes

 
 

Matte Black ROLEX. Only 50 watches released . Available HERE.

Matte Black ROLEX. Only 50 watches released . Available HERE.

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ROLEX

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PERFECT

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           Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back. Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

           For me a perfect watch should have a clean and thin design, with a brown leather band, golden casing, white dial, and now I have the perfect watch from Daniel Wellington.

 

            If you don’t know about this brand, allow me to educate you :

The story behind Daniel Wellington begins with a trip half way around the globe where Filip Tysander, the founder of Daniel Wellington, met an intriguing gentleman from the British Isles. The man had the inspiring ability to be gentlemanly but still relaxed and unpretentious. He had an impeccable style, and loved to wear his Rolexes on old weathered Nato straps. His name? Well, Daniel Wellington, of course.

A strong friendship emerged between the two, and our founder was inspired not only by the mans many great life stories but also by his class and timeless style of fashion. As we now know, he was so inspired that he decided to name his line of watches after him. We believe that we’ve managed to capture a bit of Daniel and his style in our watches, and a year to date, we trust that Daniel would be proud of what we’ve achieved.

           The Daniel Wellington Watch

The “preppy” trend is bigger than ever before. And while there are many big players in the fashion industry that caters to preppy needs, such as Ralph Lauren, Gant and Brooks Brothers, we felt that there was an empty space in the watch market. There was something missing.

We believe that Daniel Wellington fills that gap. Our vision is that when someone thinks of a preppy dressed person, he or she is wearing a Daniel Wellington watch.

           The watch design

Daniel Wellington loved to wear his Rolex watches on old Nato straps. We liked the idea and feel of the mix so much that we wanted to incorporate the idea into our own line of watches. However, we felt it important to make the watch thin and elegant – we wanted a clean design, without too many features, that would look good with the different patterns and colours of the classic Nato straps.

After returning from his trip, Filip sat down and started looking at different watches he liked himself. It was important that he loved the watch personally, or he knew that he could never sell it and be proud over it. He liked to use Daniel Wellington as a type of quality assurance and would often ask himself; would this be good enough for Daniel? Could he be seen wearing one of our watches on the beaches of some remote island?

Slowly but surely, a beautiful watch emerged. It was thin, refined and perfectly round. It was minimalistic and didn’t have too many details. We believe that the traditional, yet crisp design blends together perfectly with the colourful Nato strap and will appeal to almost everyone with a sense for classic and timeless design.

           The Nato strap

The straps themselves are an important part of the watch. Nato straps originate from the British navy, where divers would use the strong nylon straps over their wet suits. Even though they were originally made to avoid rust, we love the look and versatility of them. That’s why we wanted to create a line of different straps with different colours and patterns – but all with a strong bond to the British Isles.

Sean Connery, another big fan of the Nato strap, wore one in James Bond movie “Dr No”. Need we say more?

           A watch for every occasion

The Daniel Wellington watch is suitable for every occasion. Regardless if you’re attending a black tie event, playing a game of tennis or enjoying a sunny day at the beach club – the Daniel Wellington is a beautiful companion.

 

You can learn more about the brand by checking out their website www.DanielWellington.com, their Facebook page or their Instagram account.

Posted Monday Mar 11 7pm  55 notes

 
 

Amazing combination
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Amazing combination

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