Summer is here and what better way to celebrate than a look at some of the beautiful fashion accessories to possibly acquire this season. Alpina and Frederique Constant both previewed some stunning examples of their lines this week during a special preview in Battery Park. Two selections highly admires included the 2016 Seastrong Diver Heritage by Alpina, as well as the new Frederique Constant Delight Collection.
The handsome Seastrong Diver Heritage is a highly regarded diving watch that is now back in the Alpina Collection, this time as the “Seastrong Diver Heritage”. Admirers of the retro look will go for the traditional light-dark contrast design. Those who love elegant understatement will prefer the exclusively dark option. Both are fashionable and fun.
With two operating elements in the right case flank and the rotating ring it is must for any collection. The rotating ring can be quickly and easily adjusted at “2”. And, the 60-minute division is also useful for non divers. For example, the arrow can be positioned so that
Thanks to the modern case design, the classic stainless steel case (now increased to a diameter of 42 millimetres) with its engraved screwed case back resists water pressure up to 30 bar, corresponding to a diving depth of 300 m/1000ft. The balance wheel completes 28,800 vibrations per hour. Fully wound, it has 38 hours of power reserve.
Alpina, famous for its red triangle signature, is an independent, family-owned fine watchmaking manufacture based in Geneva, Switzerland. Founded in 1883, Alpina’s watchmaking history spans more than 130 years. A true pioneer of the Swiss watchmaking industry, Alpina has been the source of numerous patents and innovative calibers. Today, Alpina develops, produces and assembles many of its movements entirely in-house. Faithful to its long tradition of innovation, in 2015 Alpina introduced the first Swiss Made Smartwatch, thereby creating an entirely new watch category in the Swiss watch industry, the Horlogical Smartwatch. Alpina’s mission is to design and engineer luxury sport watches that operate with the greatest precision and reliability possible in the most demanding sporting environments, like the Alps.
The second favorite selection is as beatiful as the cause it represents. The new Frederique Constant Delight Collection has been designed with the perfect combination of elegance, form, and slenderness, its irresistible cocktail representing the apex in feminine style. From the wonderfully slim case, to the slender hands, everything about this design underlines the Frederique Constant philosophy of accessible luxury.
As a brand deeply involved in Charity for many years, and Oscar®-winning actress and philanthropist Gwyneth Paltrow is the new global Charity Brand Ambassador. Since 2004, Frederique Constant has engaged in supporting causes, with $50 donated for each watch sold from the Ladies Collection to various charities. These charities include those related to the heart, children and women.
The slogan is “Live your passion”, and the brand does. Passion definitely shows through its craftsmanship, as well as its engagement toward charity causes. Directly supporting the educational projects of the “DonorsChoose” organization, involved in supporting education for children.
“I am very proud to be Ambassador of the Frederique Constant Charity campaign. I think Frederique Constant is a wonderful company and we are well aligned in our passion for Charity and giving back.
It’s amazing to be able to work with a company with a strong value system,” said the actress.
Quality is found throughout the gorgeous piece. The automatic movement with its 25-jewels, has a 42-hour power reserve and beats at a frequency of 4 Hz (28’800 alt/h). The fine metal bracelets that finish these timepieces elevate the Delight Automatic to delicate heights of beauty. While the gem-set crown is hidden delectation, catching the light for keen eyes to see. Whether in steel or bicolor rose-gold plated, the Delight Automatic with its noble exterior will attract those who appreciate the most sophisticated design.
The luxurious day of presentations was completed with a special Hudson River ride in the lovely Destino Yachts Destino 20 mahogany runabout.
There was just no better way to start the summer.