August 29, 2014
Responsive to Touch
Swiss watchmaker Rado has created the world’s first ceramic watch controlled solely by touch. This unique model, called the Rado Esenza Ceramic Touch, has been made especially for women. It’s easy to manipulate and a delight to behold. It may have no crown but is still fit for a queen and there’s no danger of ruining your manicure.
Controlled by a gentle press and sweep of a finger along the side of the case – left for hours and right for minutes – time can be made to fly by or can be turned back in a single stroke.
The monobloc construction of the case, the production of which is carried out under high pressure using a sophisticated injection process, ensures the success of the ceramic touch technology.
The electrodes in the watch can “feel” the presence of a fingertip on the case through the ceramic.
As this watch is all about touch, it should be worn on the wrist during setting—the skin in contact with the stainless steel case back ensures that the Rado Esenza Ceramic Touch becomes an extension of the body.
The collection comprises six models, three black and three white.
Calvin Klein’s newest jewelry collection, Sumptuous, combines fluid lines and geometric layering to create a unique contemporary effect. Calvin Klein Sumptuous features four sophisticated circular jewelry pieces comprised of multi-layer bands that are available in polished stainless steel, gold or pink gold. Available in extra-small, small and medium sizes, the bracelet is the standout piece of the line. A delicate ring – offered in sizes 5 to 9 – and a pair of earrings mirror the bracelet’s band construction, and a circular pendant on a delicate chain completes the set.
The latest collection from the luxury Paris-based perfumer Maison Francis kurkdjian consists of two elegant and modern scents: Pluriel féminin and Pluriel masculin. The owner of the brand, Francis Kurkdjian, is at the same time the label’s artistic director and creator of its fragrances.
Pluriel féminin has a rich but delicate floral bouquet, composed of the finest and most precious essences: Grasse rose, Florentine iris, violet, lily-of-the-valley, egyptian jasmine, and orange blossom. Kurkdjian with remarkable mastery offset this splendor with the simplicity of chypre accents blending a vetiver note with Indonesian patchouli. Pluriel féminin is a perfectly feminine, elegant, chic and alluring scent.
Pluriel masculin opens with a refined, aromatic accord built from precious lavender absolute from Provence. The originality and uniqueness of the composition is due to its beautiful, soft leathery accord built on an architecture of red cedar, patchouli and vetiver. This warm, sensual accord, combined with the sharp lavender tone, yields a stunning, deep and extremely elegant composition for men who want a scent that is both classic and modern.