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Baume & Mercier’s Capeland collection 2012/2013

Baume & Mercier’s Capeland collection 2012/2013

Maybe you are in need of a new time piece? Maybe you’re in the search of a present for someone special? Or maybe you just wanted to check out the new Baume & Mercier’s Capeland collection? Regardless: Welcome, you have come to the right place!

Baume & Mercier’s Capeland collection 2012/2013 is a delightful mix of refined watchmaking, attention to detail and timelessness. The watches are distinguished by the two-tone dial, allowing the collection to draw on the aesthetics of the 1950s. We’ve picked our three favourite styles:

Going from left to right, the Capeland 10068 watch blends polished steel with a black dial, gilt vintage Breguet-style hands and a brown alligator strap with ivory overstitching. Round and polished like a pebble, it is the perfect “seaside” watch for a man in love with the great outdoors.

If you are less outdoorsy, and in the mood for something a bit different, then there is the Capeland 10006 steel model, where Baume & Mercier have opted for an off-white dial with blued steel hands and a black alligator strap. A beautiful watch with a pop of colour, making checking the time just that little bit more special.

If these two don’t quite float your boat, maybe the Capeland 10007 is the one to consider. This watch takes us to the peak of refinement with its satin-polished 18K red gold machined case, complementing the grey dial with gilt hands and the warmth of the brown alligator strap with ivory overstitching.

We’ve picked our favourite three – which one do you like best?

To see the full collection, as well as the Linea, Classima and Hampton collections, pay the official website of Baume & Mercier a visit. Or, you can continue looking at more fantastic time pieces in POSTER’s watch section.

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‘Cut and Craft’ – the winners of Gucci’s paper craft competition are found

These bags are the three winners of Gucci’s social media competition ‘Icons of Heritage – Cut & Craft, launched on September 2 of this year. And we understand why! They are absolutely stunning – colourful, inventive and quirky to say the least.

Before we get into who made these divine bags however, let’s just briefly revisit the idea behind the competition: The concept behind this Gucci campaign was for fans to download the pattern of one of three iconic Gucci bags, and then make their version of one of them using paper and other materials. The competitors would then photograph the result and upload it to the competition’s dedicated Facebook page.

Thousands of submissions and votes later, the selection was narrowed down to nine beautiful recreations, and yesterday, Gucci’s creative Director, Frida Gianni selected the three winners.

From left to right:

‘Jackie’: Soyoung Jung of Korea
‘Stirrup’: Gerardo Larrea of Peru
‘New Bamboo’: Monia di Liello of Italy

The three bags are now featured as the cover image of Gucci’s Facebook Timeline, and the creators behind each of them will be receiving a complimentary Gucci handbag.

Good work and congrats!

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…there’s an app for that.

Entitled “100 Legendary Trunks”, Parisian fashion giant Louis Vuitton has just launched its first ever iPad App – the perfect companion for any globetrotter!

Simple to use and completely absorbing, the app let’s one embark on a journey of browsing pleasure through the luxury brands rich history. With videos, sound clips, unpublished texts and documents, bringing together 100 of the finest historical creations crafted by Louis Vuitton from 1954 to the present. It is a true journey of untold stories and anecdotes of the trunks owners – who include Douglas Fairbanks, Karl Lagerfeld, Ernest Hemingway and Damien Hirst.

The release of the app coincides with the launch of the brand’s new book, not surprisingly titled Louis Vuitton: 100 legendary trunks.

So what are you waiting for? Pack a bag. There is a big wideLVworld to explore.


Available in four languages. Sold exclusively on the App Store for AUD $19.99




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Historical Treasures

Van Cleef & Arpels has ended its ‘Set in Style: The Jewellery of Van Cleef & Arpels’ exhibition at the National Design Museum in New York. The exhibition highlighted over 300 pieces of jewellery, watches and fashion items which has influenced the history of design in the 20th century. The exhibition was divided into six themes- Innovation, Transformation, Nature, Exoticism, Fashion, Celebrities- and showcased the brand’s timeless heritage.

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Burberry and The Brits

Emerging British talent has never looked so good.

The 2012 Spring/Summer Burberry Eyewear collection presents the iconic new eyewear styles through a band of dynamic 2012 British artists in London. The campaign has been created by Burberry Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey and encapsulates the spirit and energy of the brand, music and the British summer. Burberry presents British musicians One Night Only, Life in Film, The Daydream Club and Marika Hackman to represent the unique and innovative campaign that will deliver digital and music content throughout the summer. The British Artists have worked with Burberry to create four exclusive tracks that will be released throughout 2012, accompanied by classic black and white music videos that feature the new range of eyewear.

The quintessentially British brand have designed new timeless aviator eyewear styles for men and women with ultra lightweight frames, Iconic Burberry check features on the inside of temples and tonal enamel detailing inspired by the brands colour palette.

The campaign is definitely set to evoke the cool British indie kids within all of us.

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Casino Royale

Roger Dubuis’ Chronograph La Monégasque Big Number gives off an aura of high society. Its dial , adorned with the classic casino colours of red, black and green contains a satin sunburst centre with a circular satin exterior. Incorporating a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock, the Chronograph La Monégasque Big Number presents the new RD680 self-winding chronograph movement. Delightful.

Ideal for: The gentleman who desires something different from the usual colours for his watch.

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Swiss Style Statement

When it comes to the refined details, no one quite does it like the Swiss. Bally celebrates its 160th anniversary and what better way for the label to celebrate then by paying homage to its Swiss heritage? With an exclusive collection – the Edelweiss Collection for women – the theme is preppy with a twist and each lovingly-crafted piece carries the specially designed 160th logo that incorporates the Bally crest. The brand’s creative directors Michael Herz and Graeme Fidler say, “We are committed to defining the future with not only contemporary collections, but also making Bally’s craftsmanship visible in fresh, modern ways.”

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Nerves Of Steel

Strong and sleek, the Bulgari Octo Chronograph Quadi-Retro defines michromechical sophistication. Its movement highlights four retrograde functions- minutes, date, chronograph hour and minute counters. It also features a jumping-hour display through a window at 12 o’clock while the chronograph central direct-drive second hand is located at a unique spot at 6 o’clock. Housing the Calibre GG7800 in an imposing 45mm diameter steel case, this timepiece packs a punch.

Ideal for: The man who displays quiet strength in his sophistication.

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Time Zone

Named after a quaint port town in Italy, IWC’s Portofino Collection has been a symbol of refined sophistication. The Portofino Dual Time watch presents twin time displays easily adjusted by turning the crown. Wherever you are, the 24-hour display, discreetly positioned in the upper half of the dial, displays the time back at home.The new 64710 calibre is manufactured exclusively for IWC by MHVF (Manufacture Horlogère ValFleurier) and the indexless adjustment system further enhances the state-of-the-art design of this Italian beauty.

Ideal for: Frequent flyers who loves subtle chic designs for their watches.

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Chasing Harry Winston

The Midnight Big Date is a new edition to Harry Winston’s Midnight collection. Powered by a self-winding movement, its black or silver-toned dial features a circular guilloché pattern. The sunburst satin-brushed hour circle is positioned at 12 o’clock while a “porthole” at 6 o’clock reveals the twin-aperture date display. We love the single diamond perced above the day date. Very dandy.

Ideal for: Those who believe that diamonds are a daily affair

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