BOVET 1822 is known to make extraordinary timepieces and, over the decades, the maison has gained a formidable reputation for technical excellence and creative brilliance. Synonymous with quality and craftsmanship, for the festive season, the brand has announced its latest ladies novelty, the Blue Peacock.
A unique piece that is part of the ‘Grand Feu Enamel by Ilgiz F.’ series of timepieces, the collection is themed around ‘Dials inspired by Nature’. Bespoke, one-of-a-kind objets d'art, the creation boasts Grand Fey enamelling and superb gem-setting. Created in collaboration with Russian jeweller and artist Ilgiz Fazulzyanov, one of the most exceptionally talented jewellers of his time, the 29mm timepiece comes equipped with the patented Amadeo case that enables the wearer to transform the watch into a pendant or table clock.
Horologists will find themselves in watch heaven come November as Dubai Watch Week returns for its 3rd edition. Starting November 16, the 5-day event includes inspirational talks, compelling exhibitions, master classes executed by industry experts, in an environment that both educates and provides a social platform from which all watch aficionados can communicate and celebrate their precious pieces. Here, we share the horological highpoints you shouldn't miss.
Millennial watchmakers – current contributions impacting watchmaking
Looking to the future of watchmaking and led by Alexis Georgacopoulos, Director of top design university ECAL this talk considers Millennial watchmakers examining traditional craftsmanship vs. new methodologies. Georgacopoulos asks: Do these millennials know what they’re doing, and is the future of watchmaking in safe hands?
Classic & Contemporary Exhibition
A must-see for watch enthusiasts who appreciate the finer details but are also keen to experience the latest innovations, this exhibition sees classical craftsmanship and contemporary techniques come together to compelling avail. Discover the evolution of the watch industry vintage timepieces, new models and designs inspired by historical watchmaking from both heritage and modern-day brands.
The Mastery of Time Virtual Experience
This virtual reality experience takes you to the center of watchmaking’s milestone inventions. Become a nineteenth century sailor and plot your position at sea; board a steam locomotive with your pocket watch to keep you running to schedule, or locate survivors at sea from your plane and find your way back using a chronometer.
Expect a plethora of exclusive educational master classes hosted by some of the watch industry’s most respected names. These one-off events give attendees a rarified opportunity to learn, first hand, the art of assembling timepieces. Our picks include the Watchmaking Masterclass with Kurt Klauss from IWC and the Engraving Master Class by Tiago Aires Sergio.
Dubai Watch Week, the Gate, DIFC
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Autumn is upon us, which means it’s time for our jewellery box to embrace a sumptuous realm of majestic jewel tones for the season’s inevitable sophisticated soirees. Here’s MOJEH’s edit of the most extraordinary creations that exude brilliance and autumnal opulence.
As we take stock on Copenhagen Fashion Week, MOJEH looks to the streets of the Danish capital for accessory inspiration. Floral ankle boots and vibrantly hued sock boots proved to be popular transitional footwear choices which made for a lively juxtaposition against the off-duty denim, athleisure-style trousers and camel coats sported during the week. Structured new-season handbags were also popular seen in neutral hues on a plethora of women.
Traditional floral tendencies are an easy choice for spring and summer but high jewellery and horology have often looked above for inspiration, starting with Chanel’s 1932 collection. From rays of light to shooting stars, we share the celestial songs of inspiration that call out to our precious pieces.
Pioneering jewellery with a conscience, Donna Hourani looks to create elegant pieces that are as pretty on the inside as they are on the outside. Hailing from Lebanon, the Dubai-based designer is definitely on our radar. The collection pairs ethically sourced gemstones with the luxury of 18-karat gold. Using contemporary designs, Hourani forms her treasure trove of pieces that include chokers, facial adornment, mismatched earrings, stackable rings, cuffs and necklaces. The label's refined style merges well with its edgy design aesthetic and highlights the innovative nature of the region.
From Chanel’s soft, eggshell blue boots that graze the thigh to the glossy poppy necklaces that signal summer at Jean Paul Gaultier, here we share the accessory highpoints to take note of now.
Each year without fail, Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) unveils various remarkable timepieces that continue to amaze and inspire. Gem-set gold, shimmering surfaces, slashes of silver and dials crammed with diamonds have dominated this year’s event. These are MOJEH’s favourite hand-crafted tickers that you should keep an eye on.
Designer to the stars, Suzanne Kalan has been announced the winner of ‘Best Everyday Jewellery’ at the Middle East Jewellery of the Year Awards 2016. MOJEH caught up with Kalan, founder of her namesake label, towards the end of 2015, and we’re thrilled to hear she’s been awarded for her signature 18-karat Fireworks Baguette Diamond Bangles.
With over 28 years of experience designing fine jewellery, the Los Angeles-based brand is a pictorial paradise for the jewellery connoisseur, creating stunning collections that are both innovative and unique. Custom-cut coloured gemstones are dramatically utilised to add a modern twist to traditional design.
Kalan explained that the award, “underlines our [the brand’s] continuous striving for developing innovative and incomparable collections”. Her signature diamonds, topaz and opal creations have been worn by the likes of Rihanna, Katy Perry and Kate Beckinsale.
Suzanne Kalan Fireworks collection
She continues, “Inspired by our origins, we envision pioneering concepts and translate them into exclusive designs. The award’s recognition reinforces our commitment to continue this journey and offer luxurious jewellery collections to our trusted customers”.
The Fireworks collection, for which the brand was awarded, started the trend of using baguette diamonds in innovative and unconventional settings, which has quickly become a signature trait of her much-loved collections.