In international trade, proving the authenticity of a product can be nearly impossible, but Oritain, a brilliant forensic detective agency has become a solution provider. Get to know Russell Frew.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Mountaineer, alpinist climber, photographer and film maker, adventurer Jimmy Chin lives life on the edge, literally. The multi-talented explorer has collaborated with Panerai brand design a watch in his name. Take a look.
Useful link: https://www.panerai.com
BigPlanes, the famous YouTuber, is best known for building aircraft models out of Lego. Take a look at a miniature version of an Emirates Airbus A380. Stunningly impressive.
Hublot is always full of pleasant surprises. It is not only creating magic with gold, but also transforming the DNA of its watchmaking signature with spectacular innovation.
A cult classic. The main draw with this wonderfully sized timepiece is the dial.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle---Montblanc's focus for this year's Writers Edition---was a brilliant storyteller. Who doesn't love a good crime novel?
The docuseries features the jewels of hip-hop stars and insights from the designers who make them. Must watch.
David Gotlib is a third generation diamond dealer and president of the Antwerp Diamond Bourse. He is also the creative mind behind stylistically diverse cufflinks brand.
Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its birdlife and the stark beauty of its desert landscapes. It is also what all of inland Australia once looked like. Must visit.
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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Time Piece features Philippe Dufour and Vianney Halter, the finest independent watchmakers of all time. Must watch.
Apple Watch has become the most successful smart watch on the planet by design. It's all about experience.
HB Antwerp has launched a training and education center for current and prospective members of the diamond trade. The HB Academy, based in Antwerp, will have three components: training for people who want to become diamond specialists, courses for customer-facing jewelers, and a continuing education program for HB's own employees. Take note.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Once upon a time MLMs (Multi Level Marketing) needed to go door to door and you had to have a human connection. Today with social media, the doors are wide open all day. It's good news and bad news. Must watch.
Nature has no rules. Take a look at the stunningly beautiful but bent rutile inclusion. Many thanks to Amy Cooper and Nathan Renfro of GIA.
Girard-Perregaux x Bucherer. Limited edition: 18 timepieces. Elegant design. For collectors only.
The limited edition 007 boot worn by James Bond in No Time To Die will come in a special all black box adorning the No Time To Die logo on September 16, 2021. Visit Danner.com/bond.
Bond In Motion will be located in the Petersen's Mullin Family Grand Salon and runs from September 25, 2021 to October 30, 2022. There will be something interesting to satisfy every generation of Bond fan. Must visit.
Get to know Benny Landa. The company currently synthesizes diamonds at its sole operations center in Rehovot, Israel. It uses the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method, which bears some similarities to digital printing, the discipline for which Benny Landa is famous. The company has 76 reactors and produces rough diamonds with an average color of F-G, and an average clarity of VS. It sells the diamonds to the market in the rough form, marketing them as 'as grown'---meaning there was no post-synthesis color treatment.
A storyteller. Get to know Maggi Simpkins.
Monday, September 13, 2021
The Christian Dior exhibition is now on view at the McCord Museum in Montreal, Canada, until September 26, 2021. Must visit.
Breathtaking landscapes and architectural treasures. It's hard not to fall in love with this beautiful shot. Simply brilliant. Hats off to PR.
Get to know Sue Jimenez, a retired forensic anthropologist, and proud owner of what the Guinness Book of World Records recognizes as the largest collection of cookbooks in the world---nearly seven thousand of them. Hats off to SJ.
A great storyteller. If you are one of those whiskey aficionados with the patience and drive to find a bottle, happy hunting to you. Stay curious.