The latest Constellation Manhattan advertising campaign stars four of the most inspiring women at the heart of the OMEGA brand.
Cindy Crawford, Nicole Kidman, Alessandra Ambrosio and Liu Shishi all represent the elegant and captivating qualities of the collection. And just like each individual model, these four ambassadors are unique and talented in their own ways.
The women joined OMEGA in Shanghai for the official launch celebration of the new collection and OMEGA joined Cindy, Nicole and Alessandra on the rooftops to get their thoughts on the campaign and the collection.
“Shooting together was so lovely. Getting to know the other women and play a little bit is kind of fun.” Nicole Kidman
“This new redesign makes the Constellation much more relevant to today’s style and slightly more feminine. I really like just how sleek it is.” Cindy Crawford
“The Constellation is so classic and timeless. This new collection has more than 100 models, so there is definitely one to match everyone’s personality. You can wear it from morning to night, from the beach to the red carpet. You can wear it with anything.”Alessandra Ambrosio
Jaeger LeCoultre reveals the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon in pink gold
One of the jewels in the crown of Jaeger‑LeCoultre’s virtuoso watchmaking constellation, the Master collection for Men is gaining several new additions this year, including a new Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon watch in pink gold. Following in the lineage of the earliest Ultra Thin models, this piece revels in those same pure shapes that gave rise to the characteristics so beloved by connoisseurs: the roundness of its case; the strong presence of its hour-markers; the sophistication of its Dauphine hands; the finishes of its Jaeger‑LeCoultre Calibre 978G, visible on the back of the watch; and last but not least, the endless ballet of the Tourbillon and its moving titanium carriage.
Precision and harmony
Against the eggshell-coloured dial of the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon watch, its new, larger hour-markers with their gilded, honed silhouette are more eye-catching and easier to read than ever. They taper off at 6 o’clock and disappear altogether to make room for the Tourbillon to display itself, with its new gold bridge. On the back of the watch, the new mainplate of its automatic movement can be seen, decorated with a sunray finish. The extremely sophisticated crafting of this watch – both in its details and finishes – brings a whole new dimension, no matter which angle you take to admire its front or its reverse.
The finesse of precision
10.77 millimetres – that’s how fine the new case is on the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon, yet it can accommodate the Jaeger‑LeCoultre Calibre 978G. Taking beautiful finishing to even greater heights, this self-winding mechanical movement benefits from a 45-hour power reserve. Its Tourbillon draws the eye through a wide aperture at 6 o’clock, captivating the gaze with the play of full and empty spaces among its gear cogs. This is the very heartbeat of the watch, made visible in a perfect rhythmic movement, which gives watchmaking precision an aerial lightness that never fails to fascinate.
The pink gold version of the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon offers perfect equilibrium, a balance that can be enjoyed both rationally and emotionally. Irreproachable rigour – expressed in the supreme linearity of its hands and hour-markers – is a foil for the complex, intricate tangle of components that make up the Tourbillon. Its utterly sober pink gold case and eggshell dial are balanced by the generosity of a brown alligator leather strap. Proof that technical stringency can go hand in hand with creative audacity. Master watchmakers, artists and craftsmen at the Manufacture in the Vallée de Joux have abided by this golden rule since the Grande Maison’s beginnings.
Celebration of precision, in a model of exceptional finesse… These few words sum up the entire philosophy behind the Master Ultra Thin collection, inspired by the first ultra-slim watch designed by Jaeger‑LeCoultre in 1907.
A Speedmaster in gold for Apollo 11
The new Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Limited Edition pays tribute to history.
50 years ago, mankind took its very first steps onto the surface of the moon. The OMEGA Speedmaster was there, strapped to the wrists of the astronauts, and this year, we’re paying tribute to the mission’s lasting legacy, with the new Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Limited Edition model of 1,014 pieces.
Four months after Apollo 11 reached the moon in 1969, OMEGA held a special “Astronaut Appreciation Dinner” in Houston, Texas, where the gold Speedmaster BA145.022 was presented to NASA’s astronauts. Only 1,014 of these models were produced between 1969 and 1973, and they remain hugely sought-after by collectors.
The New Model
Following the design of the famous BA145.022, OMEGA has produced today’s new Limited Edition model in a unique new alloy known as 18K Moonshine™ gold. There is also a bezel in burgundy ceramic and a vertically-brushed gold dial with hour markers in facetted onyx. On the inside, the watch is driven by the manual-winding OMEGA Master Chronometer Calibre 3861 – complete with burgundy markings and several 18K Moonshine™ gold parts.
Launched in 1948, the Seamaster line was OMEGA’s first family of watches. The beautifully redesigned military-grade timepieces, which were given even greater water resistance by OMEGA’s O-ring gasket technology, would go on to become universally recognised and respected.
In 2018, the 70th Anniversary of the Seamaster, OMEGA paid tribute to the battle-proven originals, by releasing the Seamaster 1948 collection: exceptional timepieces that blend 21st century tech with post-war design.
The 1948 collection is comprised of four watches: two in platinum and two in steel. For avid Seamaster fans the re-editions are also available in two-watch sets, with both watches beautifully presented in a special collector’s box made of soft brown grained leather. Along with the two Seamaster timepieces, kept upright – but easily moveable – thanks to a magnetic floor in the display case, the special box includes a spare NATO strap, leather strap and strap- changing tool.
Limited to just 1,948 pieces, the duo sets are a superb investment – and a fitting tribute to OMEGA’s peaceful use of wartime technology.
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