Germany’s Nomos Glashütte celebrates its 175th anniversary with the 175 Tangente in 18 ct rose gold. The original Tangente was finished in steel grey with a white dial; here, the dial is white silver-plated but with a sub-seconds dial and minute markers in rose gold.
The watch has a 35 mm diameter and inside is Nomos’s ultra-thin, in-house Neomatic movement DUW 3001.
It is limited to 175 units worldwide, available from nomos-glashuette.com and selected retailers.
Meanwhile, Mellerio has its own fragrance, Couleur Vendôme, that it is giving away with the first 100 orders placed online for any purchase valued over €1,000.
The fragrance, with iris and spice notes, has been created in collaboration with Roos & Roos, curated by Dominique Ropion. You can also buy the fragrance on its own from Maison Mellerio’s boutique at 9, rue de la Paix, Paris, and online at www.mellerio.fr.
US designer German Kabirski was among the jewellers participating at the Jewelry Drops during Milano Jewellery Week. He showed eight bold statement pieces, using nature’s creations in a raw form. He views his anarchic designs as living creatures brought forth from the earth’s crust through volcanoes and earthquakes. The crystals can be unaltered, and radical setting techniques are sometimes used.
He said to Lucire: ‘Selecting items for the exhibition is much more challenging for me than creating them. So, I just grabbed the first items I found and sent them. I can’t be entirely certain if they truly represent what I do, but I’m glad if they managed to interest a few people at the event.
‘Milano Jewellery Week keeps bringing new names into contemporary art every year. Despite being a smaller, more niche event, it proves to be more artist-friendly than big, super-commercialized exhibitions in the US, Hong Kong, and Switzerland, where it’s all about making money and mass appeal.’