Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Ref. 5320G is inspired by historic references

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Applied gold Arabic numerals and sharp-tipped luminous hands (a reminiscence of the Ref. 1463 chronograph from the 1950s), a slender sweep seconds hand, and the crisply graduate seconds scale assure excellent legibility. The case has step details on the bezel and case-mid right down to the grooved lugs, which looks like a combination of ref. 3449 and ref. 2405. The timepiece is driven by the calibre 324 S Q (S stands for seconds, Q for quantième perpétuel). The moon phases will require a correction by one day only every 122 years and the power reserve is minimum 35, maximum 45 hours. The vintage-style case is 40mm in diameter and available in only 18K white gold. The Perpetual Calendar arrives on a shiny chocolate brown alligator strap with large square scales secured with a deployant buckle in white gold and is priced at $82,784 USD.

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Not diamonds or gold this watch costs $95,000 because its the blackest in the world

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The promo of the watch is building the suspense, and any person with a love for dials and tick-tocks would love this black beauty. It comes with four dials with five prisms that flip digits, like an advertising banner. It comes studded with 471 components, 81 rubies and a 40-hour power reserve. The Vantablack is used on the dial and some other parts on the watch too.

However, the star is not the dial but the use of Vantablack – so rich that if you stare at it too long you might feel like you are being pulled into a void, a black hole of sorts. This “blackest shade of black” has been manufactured by Surrey Nanosystems, which initially developed this colour for the aerospace in collaboration with British National Physics Laboratory. The “tint” is made up of a “complex of carbon nanotubes which when assembled together can absorb over 99.965 percent of light.” The depth of the colour has been explained using multiple analogies, but I suppose we have to see it to believe it. Supporting the watch case made of titanium with black DLC coating, is a black alligator strap with a sapphire crystal case back and face.

The watch is a super limited edition and only 10 pieces will be made. This should explain the price tag.

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Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe gets a modernist grey ceramic case

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The 43-mm-diameter case is water resistant to 300 metres and conceals Blancpain’s self-winding caliber 1315 movement which according to the brand is “distinguished by its sturdiness and its exceptional chronometric performance”. Its three series-coupled mainspring barrels ensure a five-day power reserve and ensure a constant supply of energy. The movement can be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback.

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8 Fashion Websites to Shop for Affordable Sunglasses

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Everyone knows that accessories can totally make or break your outfit, and sunglasses are one of those absolute must-haves. From retro cat eyes to modern rectangular frames, we love our shades. But what if you are looking for a pair on a budget? Don’t worry, we rounded up eight online retailers where you can find sunglasses on the cheap. Check out fashion sites where you can buy sunglasses for under $20 below.


ASOS Oversized 70s Sunglasses $17.11

ASOS Oversized 70s Sunglasses $17.11

UK-based retailer ASOS is a one-stop shop for affordable clothing items and accessories. You can find sunglasses for as little as $14.00 and as high as $300.00 and above. Did we also mention their frequent sales? You can shop their selection of sunglasses on


Forever 21 Round Sunglasses with Abstract Pattern $5.90

Forever 21 Round Sunglasses with Abstract Pattern $5.90

America’s largest independent fashion retailer Forever 21 is well-known for its affordable and stylish wares. Inspired by the current fashion trends, Forever 21 offers a diverse range of shades perfect for the girl on a budge. You can find their selection of cheap sunglasses on


Boohoo Retro Oversized Sunglasses $14.00

Boohoo Retro Oversized Sunglasses $14.00

Based in England, Boohoo offers a variety of affordable accessories including sunglasses. Boohoo is one of the fastest growing online retailers and for good reason. Its cutting edge designs are fashionable but won’t hurt your purse strings. You can buy cheap sunglasses on


Free People Round Twiggy Sunglasses $28.00

Free People Round Twiggy Sunglasses $28.00

Known for its selection of bohemian leaning clothing and accessories, Free People is another online retailer with affordable sunglasses. FP is for a free-spirited girl or someone who is not afraid to change up their look. Sunglasses range from as little as $18 and up to $200 and more. See their selection of sunglasses


H&M Aviator Sunglasses $7.99

H&M Aviator Sunglasses $7.99

Swedish fashion brand H&M is known for providing trendy fashion for less. In addition to their great clothes, they also have amazing accessories. Their sunglasses range from as low as $7.99 and go up to $29.99. See their selection of sunglasses on


Nasty Gal Cass Marble Sunglasses $20.00

Nasty Gal Cass Marble Sunglasses $20.00

Don’t let the cheeky name fool you. Nasty Gal has some seriously good accessories. Their sunglasses range from classic aviator styles to out of this world shapes. Priced between $14.00 and $60.00, who says that cutting-edge fashion has to be super expensive? Check out their selection of sunglasses on


Uniqlo Women Squared Sunglasses $14.90

Uniqlo Women Squared Sunglasses $14.90

Japan-based Uniqlo has been making a splash in the US since 2005. Their minimal yet stylish aesthetic brings an Eastern sense to accessories with sunglasses included. As of now, all of Uniqlo’s sunglasses are priced at $14.90. Discover their selection of sunglasses on


Urban Outfitters Colorfade Cat Eye Sunglasses $16.00

Urban Outfitters Colorfade Cat Eye Sunglasses $16.00

For those with more eclectic tastes, Urban Outfitters has a great range of sunglasses. From heart-shaped glasses to cat-eyes and aviators, UO is perfect for those who want to add some personality to their outfit. Check out affordable sunglasses at

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Chanel: The Art Of Beautiful Watchmaking

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Having been tasked with the task of explaining the origins of Chanel watches wasn’t going to be an easy one, especially with a timeline that has spanned almost 30 years since its inception in 1987. Think Chanel watches and the first thing that will pop to mind is probably the J12 (which incidentally is one of their most successful watches to date and a favourite amongst both men and women).


The other one that would instantly come to mind would probably be that rectangular one, which has the same shape as the bevelled stopper on Chanel’s No.5. Yes, that would be the Premiere you’re thinking about.

That’s pretty much it, right? No.


If there’s something that’s always constant in Chanel today, it’s that drive to to continually innovate in whatever they do, from 3D-printed dresses (F/W15 Haute Couture) to skin moisturisers made with only 10 ingredients (La Solution 10). It’s the same with their timepieces, manufactured at their facility Manufacture d’Habillage Horloger G&F Châtelain in Switzerland’s La Chaux-de-Fonds, a city that’s synonymous with fine watchmaking.

And that’s not all. Chanel also works closely with master-watchmakers Renaud & Papi(APRP SA), the advanced research and development branch of Audemars Piguet. In other words, Chanel has proven that besides being big on form (and that we already all know and love), they are also serious about function, ie, what goes on inside the watch and winning the 12th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève for best ladies’ watch in 2012 for the Premiere Flying Tourbillon is indeed recognition for that. Something else that I didn’t know before, at Chanel their timepieces are first designed with a specific style and movement in mind, and once the ‘outside’ has been decided, they then proceed on with the insides, even investing heavily in R&D just to ensure it works before form and function come beautifully together in the timepiece.

Accomplishments and accolades aside though, their watches represent Chanel’s vision of time, one that’s closely aligned to Coco Chanel’s own personal philosophy of always ‘living the moment’ and experiencing each nuance of the here and the now.

Which was something I only truly understood when I flew to Switzerland for #BaselWorld recently. Standing alone in its own pavilion amongst hundreds of watch exhibitors spread over many halls, it was clearly a sight to behold, one that encompassed all the codes that Gabrielle Chanel loved dearly.

The watches on display (which will be launched over the course of the year) were pieces that were created to carry on that ethos; one of creating timepieces for every woman, one that’s focused on beautiful watchmaking and most importantly, allowing you to, like Gabrielle Chanel, savour each instant as it happens in the here and now. And so begins my journey into a world that while isn’t completely new to me, I still have much to appreciate, learn and understand, and it’s a year-long journey that I hope you will take with me.

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The Louis Vuitton Tambour Blue sports a contrasting black V on a canvas of deep blue

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The freshly unveiled Tambour Blue doesn’t deviate too far from winning these accolades. The timepiece features a rich deep blue color on the dial, which is marked with the distinct back V. Available in highly contrasting brushed and polished metal finishes, the watches employ the ETA 2894.2 movement with a 42-hour power reserve. The date indicator is located between the 4th and the 5th hour marker on the right hand side of the dial. The dial is flanked by a black alligator and calf bi-material strap with blue highlights. The sapphire glass that sits atop the dial is reflection-proof, thus making reading the time a lot more comfortable at any time of the day. Last, but surely not the least, the watch is submergible up to 100 meters in water, making it durable for sports and adventure usage as well.

The Louis Vuitton Tambour Blue chronograph costs $7,700 and is expected to arrive towards the latter end of this month.

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