AD Monthly – August Spotlight

In our AD Monthly series, we take a look at some of the hottest items of the month at Astwood Dickinson.

September Birthstone - Peridot

Also known as “the Evening Emerald” because its sparkling green hue looks brilliant any time of day, peridot is said to possess healing properties that protect against nightmares and evil, ensuring peace and happiness. Babies born in August are lucky to be guarded by peridot’s good fortune.

Luminor California 8 Days DLC

By Panerai

A strong, distinctive, masculine look!

A New Luminor with a remarkable personality takes several of the most characteristic Panerai ingredients – the California Dial, the Titanium case coated in DLC and the Hand-Wound mechanical movement with a power reserve of eight days – and combines them in an original way with a completely new cuff strap of supple natural leather.

The Luminor case houses a simple, fascinating black California dial: that original combination of graphic markers with Roman and Arabic numerals which was originally used by Panerai on some of its earliest dials. The strap of untreated leather combines great strength with a soft, natural effect, both to the touch and to the eye, and its varied patina,modified by use and the passage of time, makes each example unique. It can be worn in its basic version or as a cuff strap, using the accessory supplied, originally designed for military use, which prevents the back of the watch coming into contact with the skin.

The watch’s Luminor case is made of titanium coated with DLC an even carbon-based layer which gives the metal a uniform appearance, with a matt anthracite finish and greater hardness, resistant to scratches and corrosion. The bridge lever device which protects the winding crown is also coated in DLC and it contributes to the watch’s high degree of water-resistance: 30 bar (a depth of about 300 metres).

Maestro: Sgt. Peppers Limited Edition 

By Raymond Weil

Raymond Weil continues its collaboration with the world’s most famous rock band by creating a much-awaited third maestro The Beatles timepiece limited to 3,000 pieces.

The dial is grey with a black drum outline in the centre and is highlighted by yellow gold electroplated details such as the outer edge of the drum, The Beatles logo at 6 o’clock and the special index at 4 o’clock.It is the perfect tribute to this legendary rock band and their iconic Sergeant Pepper album.

This new maestro Limited Edition is inspired by the legendary Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album and stands out through its use of innovative material and design.

This timepiece features a RW4200 mechanical self-winding movement housed in a 40mm polished yellow gold PVD plated stainless steel case, offering 38 hours of power reserve.

Launched in 2010, the maestro, meaning “master”, demonstrates the mastery of RAYMOND WEIL Swiss horology and celebrates the world of classical music and the esteem commanded by a grand personality, composer or conductor. This mechanical watch collection combines elegance and sophistication with innovation, featuring some of the most renowned technical complications of the Swiss watchmaking tradition.

Presented in a dedicated watch box celebrating the music icons, each maestro The Beatles Limited Edition timepiece expresses all of its personality through this colorful showcase.

Created from bright shades based on the famous suits that the band wore on the cover of the Sergeant Pepper album, the watch box pays homage to each of the Fab Four on each side of the box, with the Sergeant Pepper drum graphic and The Beatles logo stamp of approval inside.

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