8 Timepieces Exclusive to Samaritaine Guam

8 Timepieces Exclusive to Samaritaine

Only at the iconic Parisian department store

 

 

The 16-year wait for the reopening of the famous Parisian department storeSamaritaine is over, and shoppers can once again enjoy the light flooding through its iconic glass roof.

 

This iconic French building is set in the Parisian cityscape. Anchored in the heart of the city in a rapidly changing neighborhood, where the chic of avenue Montaigne meets the contemporary air of the Marais, Samaritaine has one foot in its Art Nouveau and Art Deco past and the other in modernity. First inhabited by retail legends Ernest Cognacq and Marie-Louise Jaÿ in the early 20th century, Samaritaine has a new custodian — luxury group LVMH — since 2001.

 

As you might expect, the rebirth of this Paris landmark — spearheaded by DFS — comes with a luxurious offering of jewelry and watches from maisons including Chaumet, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Breguet and Chanel. It’s also home to these eight exclusive timepieces:

 

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Only at the iconic Parisian department store

 

 

The 16-year wait for the reopening of the famous Parisian department storeSamaritaine is over, and shoppers can once again enjoy the light flooding through its iconic glass roof.

 

This iconic French building is set in the Parisian cityscape. Anchored in the heart of the city in a rapidly changing neighborhood, where the chic of avenue Montaigne meets the contemporary air of the Marais, Samaritaine has one foot in its Art Nouveau and Art Deco past and the other in modernity. First inhabited by retail legends Ernest Cognacq and Marie-Louise Jaÿ in the early 20th century, Samaritaine has a new custodian — luxury group LVMH — since 2001.

 

As you might expect, the rebirth of this Paris landmark — spearheaded by DFS — comes with a luxurious offering of jewelry and watches from maisons including Chaumet, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Breguet and Chanel. It’s also home to these eight exclusive timepieces:

 

SHOP LUXURY WATCHES

 

 

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Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Notre Dame &

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Eiffel Tower

 

 

A tribute to the meticulous expertise of these craftsmen, miniature painting, sculpted and engraved ornamentation and "plique-à-jour" or paillonné enameling adorn certain exceptional pieces in the Jaquet Droz collection or in very limited editions. The skilled hands of the artisans strive to perform the most painstaking, delicate work to create these exclusive pieces. Thus, using whisper-thin brushes and enamel paints, these Parisian scenes of Parisian life were brought to life by hand using a technique known as grand feu, with the artist painting directly onto the dial. One scene showcases the famous Notre-Dame cathedral against a dark night sky. The other is a view of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine riverside by day. To let the art take center stage on a larger canvas, the time is told on miniature dials offset at 12 o’clock.

 

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Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Notre Dame &

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Eiffel Tower

 

 

A tribute to the meticulous expertise of these craftsmen, miniature painting, sculpted and engraved ornamentation and "plique-à-jour" or paillonné enameling adorn certain exceptional pieces in the Jaquet Droz collection or in very limited editions. The skilled hands of the artisans strive to perform the most painstaking, delicate work to create these exclusive pieces. Thus, using whisper-thin brushes and enamel paints, these Parisian scenes of Parisian life were brought to life by hand using a technique known as grand feu, with the artist painting directly onto the dial. One scene showcases the famous Notre-Dame cathedral against a dark night sky. The other is a view of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine riverside by day. To let the art take center stage on a larger canvas, the time is told on miniature dials offset at 12 o’clock.

 

SHOP JAQUET DROZ

 

 

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Small Monoface

 

 

The Reverso is Jaeger-LeCoultre’s most famous, and desired, model — prized for its innovative mechanism that allows the case to be flipped for two looks. Turn over this classic dial, and you’ll find a plain caseback decorated with floral engraving in homage to the Art Deco blooms decorating Samaritaine’s façade.

 

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Small Monoface

 

 

The Reverso is Jaeger-LeCoultre’s most famous, and desired, model — prized for its innovative mechanism that allows the case to be flipped for two looks. Turn over this classic dial, and you’ll find a plain caseback decorated with floral engraving in homage to the Art Deco blooms decorating Samaritaine’s façade.

 

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Longines Record

 

 

The Longines Record is a timepiece for the aesthetes. Its minimalist patterned dial with slim baton hour markers and blued steel hands belies the technical prowess of the automatic movement within. This is the house’s first chronometer, meaning it has passed the stringent quality checks levied by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

 

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Longines Record

 

 

The Longines Record is a timepiece for the aesthetes. Its minimalist patterned dial with slim baton hour markers and blued steel hands belies the technical prowess of the automatic movement within. This is the house’s first chronometer, meaning it has passed the stringent quality checks levied by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

 

SHOP LONGINES

 

 

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Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Day Date Auto 46mm

 

 

With its large case size, this pilot’s watch — supersized to ensure easy reading at high altitudes — is not for dainty wrists. Anchored with a colorful fabric NATO strap, the watch’s blue face offers a day-date function. Glow-in-the-dark SuperLumiNova numerals track minutes on the outer rim, while miniaturized hour markers lie within.

 

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Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Day Date Auto 46mm

 

 

With its large case size, this pilot’s watch — supersized to ensure easy reading at high altitudes — is not for dainty wrists. Anchored with a colorful fabric NATO strap, the watch’s blue face offers a day-date function. Glow-in-the-dark SuperLumiNova numerals track minutes on the outer rim, while miniaturized hour markers lie within.

 

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Rado Centrix 38mm

 

 

Swiss watchmaker Rado has been a pioneer in the development of ceramic watches, and this Centrix model showcases a smooth blend of high-tech ceramic in a chocolate hue and rose-colored steel. The dial, which has been decorated with four diamond hour markers, has been partly skeletonized to reveal the automatic movement.

 

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Rado Centrix 38mm

 

 

Swiss watchmaker Rado has been a pioneer in the development of ceramic watches, and this Centrix model showcases a smooth blend of high-tech ceramic in a chocolate hue and rose-colored steel. The dial, which has been decorated with four diamond hour markers, has been partly skeletonized to reveal the automatic movement.

 

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Mido Baroncelli Chronometer

 

 

Another COSC-certified chronometer to make it into this exclusive collection is the Mido Baroncelli. Taking its cues from architecture, this timepiece features a slick black dial with tapered indices on a steel bracelet. Accuracy is ensured by a silicone balance spring, and the Caliber 80 movement offers a power reserve of 80 hours.

 

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Mido Baroncelli Chronometer

 

 

Another COSC-certified chronometer to make it into this exclusive collection is the Mido Baroncelli. Taking its cues from architecture, this timepiece features a slick black dial with tapered indices on a steel bracelet. Accuracy is ensured by a silicone balance spring, and the Caliber 80 movement offers a power reserve of 80 hours.

 

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Frederique-Constant Classics Heart Beat Automatic 40mm

 

 

Watching the cogs and springs whirr as your timepiece calmly ticks on has to be one of the best parts of owning a mechanical watch. The skeletonized window on the dial of this hand-assembled, classically elegant automatic watch from Frederique-Constant allows you to partake in the magic without having to take your watch off.

 

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Frederique-Constant Classics Heart Beat Automatic 40mm

 

 

Watching the cogs and springs whirr as your timepiece calmly ticks on has to be one of the best parts of owning a mechanical watch. The skeletonized window on the dial of this hand-assembled, classically elegant automatic watch from Frederique-Constant allows you to partake in the magic without having to take your watch off.

 

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