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Color of the Year: Ultra Violet Luxury Goods

Every year, Pantone announces their Color of the Year and for 2018, they’ve chosen a vibrant purple shade dubbed Ultra Violet. When Pantone chooses their annual go-to hue, it quickly appears across plenty of different industries from fashion to beauty to home goods to even food. Ultra Violet, or purple, is no stranger to the luxury goods space as it’s been a favorite color of jewelers and other craftsmen for as long as we can remember. In fact, purple is the color most associated with royalty.

At ShopWorn, we have plenty of purple pieces to choose from for both men and women. Read on to discover some of our favorite ways to wear the 2018 Color of the Year.

 

Pomellato Lulu Ring and Earring Set

Italian fine jeweler Pomellato is renowned for their use of colorful precious and semi-precious stones as beautifully illustrated by these matching Lulu ring and earrings pieces. Using purple faceted amethysts and white diamonds set into warm pink gold, these Pomellato jewels are a stunning way to flaunt the color of the year.

Rather than uniformly cut gems, the purple amethysts on the Pomellatto Lulu ring are all slightly different, yet fit together seamlessly on the gold band. Mimicking the same round shape and various gem sizes, the matching Pomellato Lulu earrings are a dynamic approach to the classic small hoop style earrings—which are also a huge trend for 2018.

Whether worn together or separately, these Pomellato pieces offer a glamorous way to wear Ultra Violet every day.

Zilli Silk Tie and Pocket Square Set

Men can add a flash of color to their dark suits with this luxurious Zilli tie and pocket square set. On the Zilli tie in 100% silk, the elegant repetitive pattern merges dark navy blue, fresh white, and bright Ultra Violet purple. That pattern carries over onto the matching pocket square, along with small purple dots studded throughout the material.

Meant to be worn together, the dapper gent can put his best fashion foot forward by donning this graceful approach to the Ultra Violet must-have color of the year.

Dior Christal Ladies’ Watch

To complete the Ultra Violet look, ladies can wear the purple automatic Dior Christal ladies’ watch in stainless steel. In addition to the purple pyramid motif blanketing the bracelet, the diamonds on the bezel sit alongside pyramid-cut purple sapphires too. Furthermore, housed within the generous 38mm case is a dial that also sports a rich purple hue. This sets the perfect contrasting shade for the silver colored hands and indexes.

Plus, flip the watch around and you’ll even find a purple rotor on the automatic movement thanks to the transparent exhibition caseback. If you’re going to rock the color of the year, why not go all the way with a full purple ladies’ luxury timepiece.

Guaranteed to big a huge color this year, purple is a very wearable shade that is not only suitable for all seasons—winter, spring, summer, or fall—it can be paired with neutrals or other jewel tones. So for 2018, round out your wardrobe with some new Ultra Violet colored luxury pieces, available at fantastic prices from ShopWorn.





Luxury Gift Ideas for Him This Holiday Season

Following our recommendations for luxury gift ideas for her, here is our list of must-have fine timepieces, designer cufflinks, and high-end writing instruments for him this holiday season. Whether you’re looking for a gift for someone else or are looking for a gift you’d like to receive, read on to see some of the best pieces we have in stock right now.

Luxury Watches for Him

ShopWorn is proud to stock an impressive inventory of luxury watches at fantastic prices by exclusively selling never-before-owned display models.

A full stainless steel watch has always been a key piece in a man’s watch collection and the Carl F. Bucherer Manero AutoDate is a solid option to fill that slot. With its generous 42mm round case, full steel multi-link bracelet, and clean and crisp dial with fine details such as faceted indexes and an appealing pie-pan style, the Manero AutoDate is a great everyday sporty watch. Plus, there’s also the added practicality of a date function and an automatic movement.

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If chronographs are more your speed, then Breitling is the brand for you. The Windrider Cockpit Chronograph sports signature Breitling design hallmarks from the tachymeter bezel with four rider tabs to the onion winding crown to the trio of registers on the dial that work in conjunction with the chrono pushers on the case. Contrasting with the 39mm stainless steel case and black dial are plenty of 18k yellow gold accents while the black leather strap is finished off with white stitching. At the core of this Breitling chronograph is the COSC-certified B13 Caliber with about 42 hours of power reserve.

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For a dressier approach, the Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Automatic is both precious thanks to its 18k rose gold construction and distinct due to its geometric dodecagonal 42mm case. The somber gray dial and classic black leather strap keep things elegant, as does its slim profile. The automatic movement powering the center hands, running seconds subdial, and date function is visible via the sapphire exhibition caseback.

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Designer Cufflinks for Him

Cufflinks are a great way to add a personal touch to the ubiquitous suit and tie look and we have plenty of designer cufflinks at ShopWorn that would make fantastic gifts this holiday season.

Mixing steel with leather is one of our favorite combinations in watches and the same rings true for cufflinks too. These round polished steel Davidoff Velero cufflinks include a textured black calfskin leather center for a classically elegant look.

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Alternatively, if you prefer sterling silver, reach for these Montblanc rectangular cufflinks from the Contemporary Collection. Decorated with two strips of black mother-of-pearl, these modern cufflinks bring some serious style to the table.

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For some yellow gold cufflinks to perhaps match a yellow gold watch, take a look at the S.T. Dupont Coin gold plated cufflinks complete with diamond studs.

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Fine Writing Instruments for Him

Whether it’s for signing essential documents, jotting down important notes, or penning a personal handwritten letter, every gentleman should own a fine writing instrument.

To really get the ink flowing, nothing beats the pleasure of writing with a traditional fountain pen. The navy blue Montegrappa Desiderio fountain pen features pearlized bi-color resin along with an 18k white gold nib and silver trim. An elegant and meaningful gift indeed.

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For a sleek and contemporary writing instrument, the S.T. Dupont Défi ballpoint pen in gunmetal promises a flawless writing experience. Equipped with a patented ink gel and high-performance materials, this is a pen that’s both practical and stylish.

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Finally, it’s a classic for a reason. The look of the Montblanc Meisterstück LeGrand Rollerball pen is unmistakable with its rich black resin, gold-coated details, and white star insignia. A true icon in fine writing instruments.

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With so many choices for men’s luxury watches, designer cufflinks, and fine writing instruments, it may be difficult to settle on just one perfect gift this holiday season. Happy Hunting!





Luxury Gifts Ideas For Her This Holiday Season

With the end of the year just around the corner, it’s high time to start organizing your holiday gift list. And ShopWorn is here to help with our inventory of luxury goods at fantastic prices. If you’re looking for a special gift for a special lady in your life, then check out these luxury watches, fine jewelry, and designer handbag recommendations for some great ideas.

Luxury Watches For Her

Few gifts are as special as a luxury women’s watch. Along with being a super practical accessory, they’re also beautiful to wear. Take for example the Dior VIII. A statement watch through and through, the ladies’ Dior VIII watch sports a generous 38mm case, distinct pyramid-shaped accents on the bezel and bracelet, and is fashioned almost entirely in high-tech black ceramic. Plus, we love that it runs on an automatic mechanical movement rather than a quartz one.

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For a classic style, there’s the Cartier Mini Baignoire. Named after the French word for “bathtub”, this women’s Cartier Mini Baignoire dons a unique 18k yellow gold oval case presented on an elegant black leather strap. The crisp white dial includes the signature Cartier Roman numerals along with the duo of blue sword-shaped hands. Furthermore, like most Cartier timepieces, there’s the blue cabochon-cut sapphire adorning the winding crown.

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Part jewelry, part watch, the 18k white gold Omega De Ville Ladymatic flaunts a flurry of diamonds. Complementing the precious diamond bezel is the ring of diamond hour markers on the rich purple dial, interrupted only by the discreet date window. Flip the ladies’ Omega Ladymatic timepiece around for a view of the automatic movement working within.

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Designer Jewelry For Her

Opting for fine jewelry as a gift is always a safe bet and designer jewels are even better. Talisman style jewelry is all the rage this season and the 24k yellow gold and sapphire GURHAN necklace is an opulent way to wear the trend with its teardrop shape and dangling tassels. Pair it with the matching GURHAN 24k yellow gold and sapphire bracelet with seven multi-cut gems and you’ll have a jewelry set she’ll never forget.

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If pink gold is more her pace, then take a look at the stylish Roberto Coin 18k rose gold and white quartz necklace, elegantly studded with a single petite diamond. While the necklace is certainly striking on its own, it’ll look even better worn with the matching Roberto Coin 18k rose gold and white quartz earrings! Of course, like all Roberto coin jewelry, these jewels also include the signature hidden ruby.

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The combination of white gold and diamonds is always an alluring one and the shield-like Bvlgari Concentrica ring design is an impressive way to wear them. The concentric ring includes two rows of pavé diamonds encircling the famous double Bulgari logo engraving. For even more white gold and diamonds, there’s the matching pair of Bvlgari Bvlgari drop earrings, also featuring diamond pavé and a logo engraving.

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A Fine Handbag For Her

For a different type of arm candy, wrap up a gorgeous designer handbag to gift this season. Cherished for their classic looks, high-end fashion label Céline is particularly famous for creating must-have handbags for fashionistas everywhere. The Céline Medium Luggage Phantom Handbag in grained calfskin combines both a neutral tone suitable for everyday wear, as well as subtle pops of color for added flair.

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Whether you decide to give a high-end timepiece, fine jewelry, or a designer handbag this holiday season, browse our selection of luxury goods to find that perfect gift that will bring her joy. Happy Shopping!





All Treats No Tricks: Dress Up Your Wrist This Halloween

Halloween is around the corner and to celebrate we’ve picked out some watches that get into the spirit of the occasion. From black and orange timepieces to skeleton watches, here’s our roundup of treats—no tricks.

Tudor Heritage Chronograph

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To create the contemporary Tudor Heritage Chrono, the brand dug into their archives and drew inspiration from their vintage 1970s chronographs. This sporty timepiece illustrates what Tudor does so well—high performance and robust watches that are expertly designed, yet priced sensibly. Housed within the 42mm stainless steel case is a dial heavy with black and orange accents. There’s even an extra black and orange NATO-style strap that really gets into Halloween’s colorway.

Romain Jerome Steampunk

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As its name suggests, the Romain Jerome Steampunk Automatic is heavy with industrial machinery details such as pistons and bolts featured prominently on the dial. There’s even a propeller-shaped running seconds subdial at 9 o’clock bringing home the heavy machinery style. From the oversized VI and XII Roman numerals to the rubber on the crown to the stitching on the leather strap, the orange details on the predominately black watch are bold. This black and orange beast of a watch measures a gargantuan 50mm—not for the faint of heart. And even more fitting into the Halloween theme is the slight skeletonization on the dial, offering mere glances of the automatic mechanical movement within.

Graham Silverstone RS Skeleton

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While it’s classified as a skeleton watch, there’s nothing bare bones about the Graham Silverstone RS Skeleton timepiece. The semi-skeletonized dial gives a view of the escapement, balance wheel, and gears, while the remaining solid parts of the dial gives a backdrop for the indexes and other components on the face of the watch. Sitting on top of the 48mm DLC coated stainless steel case is a black ceramic bezel with a tachymeter scale to use in conjunction with the rose gold chrono pushers. Adding even more luxury to the sporty chrono is the rose gold ring boasting the elaborate “Clou de Paris” decoration running along the sides of the watch case.

DeWitt Academia Mirabilis

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Continuing on the skeleton theme is the DeWitt Academia Mirabilis with a partially open-worked dial to allow onlookers to see the intricate automatic mechanical movement in action. As an haute horology manufacture, DeWitt produces in-house movements including the DeWitt Caliber DW0090 with a 48-hour power reserve powering this timepiece. Also on the dial are the mix of Roman numeral and stick indexes on the right side, as well as skeletonized hour and minute hands. On the rose gold and titanium 44mm case is the bezel featuring 24 sculpted imperial columns—a signature detail of the Mirabilis collection.

Whether you decide to go the more obvious route with a black and orange watch or more esoteric with a skeletonized timepiece, dressing up your wrist for Halloween is a fun way to get into the spirit of the spooky night.





Four Mechanical Pilot Watches At Different Price Points

Along with diving watches, pilot watches are some of the most coveted tool timepieces that were built for a specific purpose. While pilots today rely on cutting-edge computers to navigate and calculate, that doesn’t take away from the appeal of a fine aviation-inspired watch. Ranging from less than $1,000 to just under $9,000, here are some of our favorite mechanical pilot watches to sport right now.

Cartier Santos Dumont

When discussing pilot watches, it’s only fair to open with the one that started it all—the Cartier Santos. At the request of aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, Louis Cartier set out to design a timepiece that would allow the pilot to simultaneously keep his hands on the controls while also tracking flight times. Built to be worn on the wrist rather than in one’s pocket as was traditional during the era, the Cartier Santos wristwatch was born in 1904 as the world’s first pilot’s watch.

Over a century later, Cartier continues to manufacture the highly popular Santos timepieces in a range of styles, materials, and sizes. This 18k white gold Cartier Santos Dumont watch is as classic as it gets with its manual-wind movement, iconic square dial and bezel, Roman numerals, sword-shaped hands, and black leather strap.

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Retail Price:$18,300 | Your Price:$8,900 | Savings: 51%

Breitling Navitimer

Making its debut in 1952, the Breitling Navitimer featured a slide rule bezel to permit pilots to execute complex navigational calculations when flying. Throughout its long history, there have been many different versions of the Navitimer, including manual, automatic, and even quartz models, yet they all retained the characteristic slide rule bezel.

To mark the 125th anniversary of Breitling in 2009, the company launched the special limited edition Breitling Navitimer 125 Anniversary Chronograph with a 43mm case, the Air Racer bracelet, and the automatic Caliber B26 movement. Available in either steel or rose gold, the steel version seen here is limited to only 2009 pieces.

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Retail Price: $7,900 | Your Price: $4,495 | Savings: 43%

Bell & Ross Turn Coordinator

Adhering to four design principles—legibility, functionality, reliability, and precision—Bell & Ross watches rely heavily on vintage and modern aviation instrument aesthetics. It’s safe to say that most Bell & Ross watches would look completely at home sitting on an airplane dashboard.

Case in point is the Bell & Ross BR 01-92 Turn Coordinator timepiece, which clearly draws inspiration from the turn coordinator found in aircraft cockpits. The time on the BR 01-92 is indicated via three concentric discs where the outer disc displays the hours, the middle disc indicates the minutes, and the center dial disc has the running seconds. Housing the distinct dial is a 46mm stainless steel square case with a matte black PVD finish and the model is limited to only 999 units.

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Retail Price: $6,000 | Your Price: $3,000 | Savings: 50%

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic

With a history that dates back to 1883, Alpina has had plenty of experience building pilot watches. In fact, in the 1920s, Alpina began supplying time instruments to military pilots. And it’s precisely these vintage Alpina military aviation timepieces that serve as inspiration for the contemporary Alpina Startimer Pilot collection.

This particular Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic—limited to 8888 pieces—sports a 44mm stainless steel case, an oversized crown, and a black dial with large Arabic numerals, as well as a date subdial at 6 o’clock. Especially appealing is the in-house Caliber AL-710 powering the watch, which can be admired via the transparent caseback.

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Retail Price: $2,950 | Your Price: $1,095 | Savings: 63%

Whether you decide on a dressier version like the Santos, a technical model like the Navitimer, or a vintage tribute like the Startimer, there’s an abundant choice of pilot watch styles to suit a range of tastes and budgets.