Fabergé extends its much loved Matelassé collection to include new polished and matt rings, earrings and a lariat necklace. The new designs will launch in Fabergé boutiques and online on 24 November 2012.
This evocative design, with its soft, tactile, gem-set quilting, represents the perfect marriage of heritage and modernity that is so much part of the ethos of Fabergé today. Superbly sculpted, the luscious cushions of white or rose gold, conjuring the cocooning warmth and texture of quilting, are studded with diamonds or multi-coloured gems.
The new Bandeau ring is a highlight of the collection. Its sculptural yet sleek design contrasts with the softness of the sensual polished gold cushions, punctuated with white diamonds. The Bandeau is available in a wide statement style or a delicate slim version. The range comes in variations of matt or polished white and rose gold, studded with white diamonds or coloured gemstones from£3,628.
The Matelassé collection takes its inspiration from the sumptuous furnishings of the great Romanov Palaces, evoking the intimacy and comfort of Empress Alexandra’s favourite salon, the Mauve Room, in the Alexander Palace in Tsarkoe Selo. The trellis-like lines of the quilted pattern, some trailed with diamonds, recall the classical century-revival style that dominated decorative design at the turn of the century, from Paris to St Petersburg. Reminiscent of luxurious button-backed furniture, of Belle Epoque opulence, at the same time Matelassé possesses a strong fashion flair, fusing fabric and jewel, mixing nostalgia with a contemporary edge.
Fabergé offers High and Fine Jewellery collections as well as timepieces and men’s accessories. The collections are available at Fabergé boutiques in New York, London and Geneva, as well as at concessions within Harrods in London and Lane Crawford IFC in Hong Kong. Selected items are also available via Fabergé’s online boutique at Fabergé.com.
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As a tribute to the biggest Bentley engine, the famous 6.75 litre version powering the luxurious Mulsanne limousines, the Bentley 6.75 chronograph from Breitling ramps up the power and the audacity in an entirely black-clad limited series.
This midnight-hued livery, achieved by a special ultra-resistant carbon-based treatment, enhances the sporting style of the satin-brushed steel case with its taut, dynamic lines and its knurled bezel inspired by Bentley’s famous radiator grilles.
The dial also exudes dark elegance, enhanced by a vertical open-worked motif offering a glimpse of the movement.
The caseback springs its own surprise, since the five-spoke motif reprising the distinctive design of Bentley wheel rims also appears in black against the metallic background. The selfwinding chronograph movement, chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), is distinguished by its original “large aperture calendar” system displaying the date in a highly readable manner via two distinct indicators: one for the tens and the other for the units.
Issued in a 1,000-piece limited edition, the Bentley 6.75 Midnight Carbon comes on a rubber strap with a central raised motif echoing that of the bezel. Sheer class, clad in black and signed Breitling for Bentley.
Source: Breitlingforbentley.com you can also see the Breitling for Bentley Barnato 42 here on Scaleogy.com
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