FROM THE ARCHIVE: Swiss watchmaker Omega holds the coveted role of official timekeeper for the Olympic Games, and it has an array of high-tech innovations to make sure its results are absolutely and unquestionably accurate.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: The summer of 2006 was the winter of my fragrance discontent. Actually, it was more like despair. Perhaps my mood was unduly influences by Karl Lagerfeld’s utterances about the impending fall fashions: “We live in a dark and romantic and quite tragic world.”
She has an impressive film resumé. She takes on roles that are varied and wide in scope. She is Naomi Watts.
We’re coveting the bold and the beautiful: the finest of jewellery.
Joining the ranks of Panthère de Cartier, Love, and Juste un Clou, Amulette de Cartier is the venerated jeweller’s newest collection. At the core, and found on each item in the collection, is the circular harm the fortuitous talisman, the wish capsule.
How did we get the 60-second minute? What do the phases of the moon have to do with timekeeping? And why is watchmaking so popular?
This is not a story about tiaras. Not really. Yes, there was a stunningly extensive exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, a serious elaboration on an unanticipated runaway success show at Wartski’s in London. Yes, certain Crown Jewels were involved.
All that glitters is not gold. This was understood very well in ancient India, where the substance that scratches all others, is scratched by none, was first discovered and named: adamas, diamante, diamond.