Thursday, November 14, 2013

Diamond Watch Bezels at Avianne & Co.

Did you ever have a watch you wished you could bedazzle a bit? The perfect watch, but mayhap a tad boring? You love the dial, the hands, the fact that your trusty watch never misses a beat - always on time, always reliable.  You could purchase a new watch, but your watch has become part of you, part of your success, part of your image.  Placing you watch in your dresser drawer like some article of clothing just won't do.  You reach for your watch as soon as you wake up - checking the time to make sure you have not overslept.  No you and your watch cannot be separated.  However, you are in need of some change.  Times are good.  Why not a bit of brilliance to show for it.
Avianne & CO has solved your dilemma.  You and your trusty timepiece need not part ways.  You can add sparkle to your watch with a brilliant diamond bezel.

Depicted above is an exquisite Men's Breitling Diamond Bezel  amounting to 9.50 Ctw.  Brilliant white round cut diamonds are channel set to create an image of absolute elegance. The bezel is currently on special reduced from its retail price of $33,500 to $11,737.00.

An intriguing bezel, which is actually one of my favorites, is punctuated with black diamonds amid brilliant white ones.  The sparkling contrast accentuates the clarity of the brilliant princess and trilliant cut black diamonds and spectacular emerald cut diamonds channel set  in 18k white gold. The white diamonds are at the very top of the near colorless range baring the symbol G. The bezel holds 5.50 Ctw or Diamond Carat Weight. Of course this selection is also available in yellow gold, rose gold, and rhodium plated to best suit your watch hands, case and buckle material.  
Rolex Daytona 18k Mens Custom Diamond Watch with Rubies.

Of course if you would like to do away with your old watch entirely, or let it retire in your bureau drawer, Avianne & Co. sells watches too. Excellent watches in fact.  Available in a large selection of styles for both men and women and name brands like Rolex, Breitling Omega, Hublot, Chopard and of course Avianne & Co.  If you wish a watch simply smothered in diamonds, look no further than Avianne & CO. 

Why Did This Watch Fetch Almost $4 Million Dollars in an Auction?

Although the total monies collected for the 5th  Only Watch Auction 2013, held by Antiquorim Auctioneers in Monaco to raise funds for medical research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, was lower than expected, it did break quite an astounding record.  A single watch fetched  €2,950,000,  more than half the total  €5,066,000 collected for all 33 watches at the auction.  This one watch saved the day.

What watch? Why is it worth so much?

The Watch in question is the  Patek Philippe Ref. 5004T from the Grand Complications collection. The only timepiece Patek Philippe has ever made in titanium.  The watch was estimated at a mere €400,000 to €600,000 and sold for 5 times that amount.

Aside from the Patek Philippe Ref. 5004T's  impeccable perfection, its perfectly precise Caliber CHR 27-70 Q based on a “Nouvelle Lémania” movement crafted exclusively for Patek Phillipe and reworked in the companies workshop and the fact that it has a split second mechanism as well as a perpetual calender (the most intricate and complicated of all complications), this watch brings so much more to the auction block than its physical presence. First and foremost, the watch is manufactured by Patek Phillipe, no doubt one of the highest regarded watch companies in the world.  Patek Phillipe is an old reputable company formed in 1851.  Patek Phillipe has never wavered on quality or commitment to perfection. Thus  no matter the decade, a Patek Phillipe watch fetches exceedingly high prices at auction. 

 For example in 2008, a Patek Philippe Ref. 1526 circa 1949 sold a perpetual calendar stainless steel watch for € 2,598,455 at a Christies Auction.  The highest price received at auction for a stainless steel watch. In 2011 The Sotheby's Geneva Sale of Important Watches  an extremely rare ,circa 1960, Patek Phillipe Chronograph sold for $815,637. At the Only Watch Auction 2011, the highest bid went to the Patek Phillipe Reference 3939A, which sold for 1.4 Million euro.   In 2004, a Patek Phillipe Calibre 89 sold at a Sotheby's Geneva Auction for over 6.6 million Swiss francs. A 1957  pink-gold Patek Philippe with a perpetual calender, only 6 of these known to exist, just sold for $2.2 million at a Christie's International auction in Geneva.(see inset) I could go on and on, but I am sure, dear reader, you get the picture.
There is no doubt that this watch has an unbelievable resale value, and being only one of its kind ,could fetch astounding prices in the years to come.
As I mentioned before, the  Patek Philippe Ref. 5004T has a highly unique split second mechanism as well as a perpetual calender.  Now the more complications incorporated in a single timepiece will have exponential effects on the resale value of the timepiece.  Read my blog on The rarest complications integrated in a single timepiece.

A Perpetual Calander is one of the most difficult complications to master; requires the most components and is the most time consuming to craft. This complication is not as eye catching as a tourbillon or as playful as a sonnerie or as insistent as a minute repeater, but it is a master of mechanical manipulation. And the master of mechanical manipulation is undoubtedly Patek Phillipe.
The  Patek Philippe Ref. 5004T has a subtle sense of relaxed playfulness underscored by a core of undisputed power of perfection.
The astronomical price of the watch, of course, was aided  by a furious bidding war between collectors. After all this is a unique Patek Phillipe timepiece available for  public auction.   Like the watch, the opportunity is quite rare indeed.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

10 Outrageously Original Diamond Pendants by Avianne & Co.

I bet your favorite Hip Hop artist is sporting a mighty fine diamond pendant - the likes of which you have never seen before. Chances are the bling bling glinting in the spotlights and camera flashes are the work of custom jeweler to the stars - Avianne & Co, but I'm not just going to write about it - I'm going to let you see for yourself.  You can do it to - Click this link to start the process of your own iced out original.
There is no limit to what Avianne & Co. can do for you.  See for yourself.  Check out 10 of the most Outrageously Original Diamond Pendants by Avianne & Co.(My personal favorite is No. 10)

1. Whose hungry?  Imagine wearing your favorite din din around your neck,  but you won't find this box of Mac n' Cheese at your local supermarket.  Crafted for French Montana, American rapper and singer, this box of Mac and Cheese will buy you more than a quick supper.  Painstakingly handcrafted in 18k white gold and decorated in perfectly placed blue, white, red and yellow brilliant cut diamonds and weighing 180 carats, this item rings in at $34,200.

2. Avianne & Co. unleashes a powerful monster crafted and expertly set with hundreds of gems.  Wear this baby around your neck and may the force be with you!
3. The Hip Hop Artist Lil Wayne's Skateboard Pendant is a testament to his skateboarding passion and an excellent symbol of his new skateboard Clothing line "Trukfit" which debuted in 2012. The Lil Wayne Skateboard was the brainchild of Young Money Camp in collaboration with Avianne & Co.  The skateboard pendant
proved  quite a challenge in creation which Avianne & Co. beat with flying colors.

4. The skateboard is not the only diamond encrusted pendant which represents a skateboard clothing line, this royal looking chick is the signature of 5Boro skateboard clothing line and accessories - the result of a successful 2012 collaboration between Avianne & Co. and 5Boro.
5. This has go to be my favorite.  Whoever thought of a diamond encrusted Sponge Bob... and if you have a soft spot for the best crabby patty flipping sponge in the entire city of Bikini Bottom - then he can be yours for a seriously special price of $3,300. 

6. Pinky: "Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?"
The Brain: "The same thing we do every night, Pinky—try to take over the world!"
Avianne & Co. has turned this lab mouse with serious delusions of grandeur into something quite grand.  The brain is crafted from 14k white gold smothered in brilliant round cut diamonds (G in color and VS in clarity).  Sapphires add a hint of pink to his ears, cheeks and feet.  At 3 and a half inches long and 2 and a half inches wide, the Brain weighing in at appx 125 grams is dressed to take over the world. The Brain can be yours for a much reduced price of $13,400.  

7. Avianne & CO. has surely outdone itself on this one.  This 14k Solid Rose Gold pendant set with 17.50 carats worth of brilliant blue, yellow, black and white brilliant diamonds features breathtaking high rise buildings just waiting for the "Key to the City".  Beneath the lock is a blank name plate ready the one who holds the key.   Avianne & Co's signature is engraved at the back of the pendant. Price reduced to: $22,762.00

8. These boxing gloves are something of incredible beauty.  Brilliant round cut diamonds are micro set to enhance the brilliance. Micro set requires highly skilled gem setters.  With this technique, extremely tiny diamonds are precisely set into tiny prongs.  A microscope is used to ensure maximum precision and perfect placement.  Using this technique the diamonds are perceived as being in an invisible setting. Micro pave setting is an intense process requiring superior hand eye coordination and optimal skill.

9. Want to show appreciation to you favorite DJ - give him these babies crafted in 18k white gold and adorned with black and white diamonds
10. And for the most outrageously original diamond pendant this has got to be it!! After all the commuting I do, I can really appreciate a diamond encrusted traffic light. So lifelike in its appearance, I would have no difficulty envisioning this 18k white gold black and white diamond encrusted pendant hanging above streets paved in gold. The lights are red, orange and green large round cut gemstones bezel set to enhance a realistic appearance.