Luxury gift ideas for the Season

Spring season is always the start of the festivity season. Here we have selected some of the best luxury gift ideas for your loved ones for this Mother’s Day and beyond.

The Italian high-design jewellery from Utopia include diamonds, SouthSea Pearls and 18 carat gold in the earrings. The new designed, but still classic, heritage style luxury watch from the Swiss company Carl F.Bucherer, has long traditions. According to company they have limited the production to 888 pieces to celebrate the founding year of the Lucerne company in 1888. The strap is cognac brown calfskin.

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This pearl necklace is made from natural SouthSea Pearls and according to the company these jewelleries are natural products, with no artificial treatment (www.utopia.com).

 

 

 

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Watches of Switzerland considering an IPO in London

The UK reseller Watches of Switzerland is considering an IPO in the London Stock Exchange.According to Bloomberg, the company is seeking funding for its US expansion.

The company is the biggest reseller of the luxury timespecies in the UK and they estimate more growth figures from the US markets. Private-equity company Apollo Global Management is expected to keep a stake in the company.Barclays Bank and Goldman Sachs are acting as global coordinators.

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The story of Danish Obaku – timeless watches

 

 

The modern and chic design is the trademark of the Danish Obaku timespieces. Obaku, which takes its heritage from the Asian Zen philosophy, is combining total balance in body and mind. This harmony is part of the design with minimalism and simplicity. The Obaku watches integrate Nordic and Asian cultures.

– All Obaku watches are timeless and will stand the test of time. The designs strives to offer affordable luxury using both luxurious materials and unique designs with attention to the details, and representing the sheer beauty of a great design.  It values the truth and calmness, the company says.

The founder of the company,  Danish-born Mr Johannes Arvin, has been taking part in the BaselWorld for a long time, nearly from the beginning.

– I started importing watches to Denmark in 1976 and moved to Hong Kong in 1982, where I already have opened the company Creon Enterprises Ltd in 1980.  The company changed to Comtech Watches Co. Ltd. In 1994 and we have been designing, developing and manufacturing for a great number of watch brands ever since. After losing the production of Skagen watches in 2007, our biggest customer, we decided to start our own designer brand, Obaku, based on the best experiences from the past 30 years, he says to ComteamPUB+.

He met a Chinese woman Catherine Y.L Chan and soon they noticed that they share same passion for watches, traditions and design. The Nordic and Chinese design and culture integrated.

Mr Arvin has seen the ups and downs in the luxury watch industry, but he believes that the BaselWorld will continue.

-It is quite clear to me that BaselWorld will continue. This is an extreamly important event for the industry and its stakeholders. This is rare event with exceptional products and people, he reminds.

Now the Obaku has grown to international brand with representative offices in 70 countries and it is operating internationally. Comtech Watches Co. Ltd. and Obaku Ltd. are selling more than 2 million watches per year. The design of the watches is done in Denmark, but the production is mainly in Asia with its head office based in Hong Kong.

One of the designers is the Danish Christian Mikkelsen, gradutated from the Danish School of Architecture in Aarhus.

-When I design a watch, I think of it as much more than a time keeper. For me a great watch should be a joy to look at, to touch and to wear. It should bring an emotion that speaks to people and brings out an expression of their personality, he says.

One of the new BaselWorld watches is also Kvadrat, which is a square watch with steel, gold or rose.

– Obaku already has a square watch in its collection, but we could not resist creating an entirely new series to see what can be done with this exciting yet traditional shape, he says.

The Kvadrat is a modern and slim watch, thickness is only 4,9 mm, fitted with a sapphire crystal, and according to Obaku this watch may enter the history books as one of the slimmest sqaure watches ever in its price category. The retail price is 169 euros.

 

Hygge- part of Danish life

Hygge is also part of the Danish life and also part of Obaku. It is about your feelings and emotions to warm and focusing in the smallest details in life. Details counts and this is also part of Obaku´s philosophy. It is also about the candles, fire place, family and friends.

Design Lifestyle

Carl F. Bucherer: New watches to Heritage collection

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Carl F. Bucherer has integrated the memories from the 1950´s to the modern time. The company has unveiled new watches for the Heritage collection, which was launched last year in New York. According to the company, the Heritage collection is not just a look back at the watchmaker’s own history, but also an ode to the zeitgeist of the 1950s .

It is about the classic design and modern mechanics together. It is also a tribute to both the tradition of the Swiss watchmaker and Carl F. Bucherer’s roots in Lucerne.

– The Heritage BiCompax Annual combines timeless design with contemporary sophistication – a watch born of more than 130 years of style and savoir faire. The Lucerne-based watchmaker has launched this chronograph – featuring a large date display, an annual calendar, and a distinctive BiCompax dial design – in two exclusive versions, each limited to 888 pieces, Bucherer says.

Facts and Figures :  stainless steel/rose gold 00.10803.08.12.01 stainless steel

Movement : Automatic, CFB 1972 caliber, diameter 30.0 mm, height 7.3 mm, 47 jewels, power reserve of 42 hours

Chronograph : minutes and seconds counters, annual calendar, large date, hour, minute, small seconds

Case : Stainless steel/18 k rose gold or stainless steel, double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, sapphire crystal case back, water- resistant to 30 m  ( 3 atm ), diameter 41 mm, height 14.05 mm

Dial : Rose-and-champagne or silver

Strap : Calfskin strap in cognac brown or embossed rubber in black, stainless steel folding pin buckle

Lifestyle

Baselworld2019: New innovations for luxury

It is spring time in Baselworld2019. This year will mark the fairs even more towards innovations and creativity. The global number one place for luxury watches and jewellery is also presenting the best of new innovations but with traditional expertise and knowhow.

The Swiss Watch Industry itself recorded last year a 6,3 % increase in exports and the total turnover was 21,2 billion Swiss francs. So luxury industry matters and it is an essential part of the country’s gross domestic product.

ComteamPUB+ will share with you the best innovations and trends from Baselworld.

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Luxury watchmaker Patek Philippe for sale?

 

According to Bloomberg news, the Swiss luxury watchmaker Patek Philippe may be for sale. This 180 year old luxury watch company is valued between 7-9 billion euros by market analysts and it is one of the last biggest independent brands.

Patek Philippe is owned by Stern family and it is one of the innovative brands in the industry still. In 1845 the company patented the keyless winding and hand-setting system. In 1916 Patek Philippe made the first ladies´wristwatch with a five-minute repeater. In 2018 the company introduced the twenty-4 collection for ladies.

The company CEO Thierry Stern said in the Financial Times interview in 2013 that  they aim to keep the production at 50.000 pieces a year in order to keep the quality in the watches. The company headquarter is in Geneva, Switzerland.

Business Lifestyle

Frank Muller and new Art Deco style watch

The Swiss luxury watch maker, Frank Muller, has unveiled new models in the World Presentation of Haute Horologerie (WPHH).

The new models, Vanguard Grazy Hours, display numerals in an unconventional order, with Art Deco pop art style.

Driven by a new mechanism, the central hours jumps from one hour to the next following the correct order of numerals allthough they are randomly placed on the dial. These watches are designed for women.

The company is also unveiling two new facilities, as part of the Watchland production site. After these investments, the company can now offer all its 450 employees the same site and thus improve efficiency. The sites will be opened next week in Genthod, Switzerland.

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