Jaegar-Lecoultre was by no means disappointing at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva , but after months of anticipation, potential clients were left wanting more. There were rumours of a completely new collection, but the watches were no where in sight.

However, it was all worth the wait! Jaegar-Lecoultre introduced the Hybris Artistica Collection. The collection includes 12 watches and they are all spectacular! Each model represents an unprecedented blend of design, technical construction, watchmaking art and exquisite craftsmanship to achieve the point of equilibrium that dramatically expresses the Manufacture’s mastery and style.

Here are a couple of the models from the Hybris Artistica Collection:

Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3

 

 

Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Celeste

 

 

These are only 2 of the 12 models in the Hybris Artistica Collection. They are all amazing, so check them out today!

Have you ever wondered what goes into making one of the most expensive timepieces in the world? This video is a great inside look into how Patek Phillipe constructs their amazing watches.

The S-Works McLaren Tarmac is a collaboration between Venge Aero and McLaren. The last time these two worked together, the fastest performance bike in the world was the result. The S-Works McLaren Tarmac builds off the companies’ previous collaboration and betters it.

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This bike is lighter and faster than the previous design. It utilizes a carbon fiber material to keep the weight down.

The bicycle is limited edition. There were only 250 produced and it sells for $27,000.

At a Hong Kong auction for the sale of Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces, Patek Philippe was a big winner.

The Patek Philippe 3979 was the highest selling watch at the auction. The intense bidding war for not only this timepiece, but all of the Patek Philippe watches at auction “demonstrated global collectors’ passion for Patek Philippe wristwatches.”

The 3979 wound up selling for $468,000. It is a minute repeating watch that features an enamel dial.

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The Patek Philippe 5029 and 2438-1 were the second and third highest selling timepieces at the auction.

Once again, we see Patek Philippe showing its international pedigree as the finest of timepieces.

The emerald is a stone known for its undeniable allure and stunning color. It is generally associated with lush landscapes and the deepest greens. That is why Ireland’s nickname is the Emerald Isle.

Podicko Emerald and Diamond Cluster Ring, 9 emeralds 9.38cts, 52 RBC 1.28cts, wygold

Emeralds are 20 times rarer than diamonds. This lack of supply caused them to fall out of the limelight in the past. However, new emeralds have been mined in Colombia  and Brazil. This new supply has made the jewels popular again, despite the demand still outweighing the supply.

Celebrities have had a history of wearing this beautiful stone– Elizabeth Taylor often wore emeralds, Jackie Kennedy’s engagement ring was an emerald and Angelina Jolie sported a stunning pair to the Oscars in 2009.

 

Angelina Jolie Emerald collection

So, if you are in the need for a new piece of jewelry, an emerald may be the way to go!