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ulysse nardin

From the very beginning, Ulysse Nardin timepieces have been remarkable for their innovation and prize-winning precision. Established in 1846 by its then-23-year-old namesake, Ulysse Nardin, the brand carries on both the name and the innovative, resourceful spirit of its founder to this very day.

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Nardin was a man with a vision. He was convinced of two things: a rising demand for precision marine and pocket chronometers, and his ability to meet that demand. And he wasted no time striking out on his own after working as an apprentice to the leading Swiss watchmakers of the day.ulysse nardin

By the 1870s, over 50 navies and international shipping companies were equipped with Ulysse Nardin marine deck chronometers, providing sailors instruments for accuracy and efficiency across trades and continents. Ulysse Nardin’s navigational timepieces would come to set the standard for precision in both civil and military realms and establish his legacy for generations to come.   ulysse nardin

The company would go on to break 50 years of records for chronometer performances at the Neuchâtel Observatory (which rated accuracy in Swiss timepiece movements) and win more than 4,300 watchmaking awards, including 18 international gold medals. And in 1989, a Ulysse Nardin watch entered the Guinness Book of Records as the timepiece with the most functions following the launch of the Astrolabium Galileo Galilei watch.

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The new millennium brought about the launch of the Freak, the revolutionary seven-day tourbillon-carousel with no true case, crown or hands. Its movement pivots on itself to indicate time — a first in watchmaking. This penchant for technology and innovation goes back to the company’s inception and has made Ulysse Nardin a legendary figure in Swiss watchmaking.ulysse nardin

To see our entire selection of incredible Ulysse Nardin timepieces firsthand, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas. 

authorized dealer

If you’re in the market for a high-end timepiece, it’s important to make your purchase from a reputable authorized dealer. Buying from a manufacturer-authorized retailer ensures that the timepiece you buy is new, genuine and covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, and that all the information you’re given about the timepiece is accurate.

You may be tempted to purchase a discounted watch on what’s called the “gray market” — a store (either online or brick and mortar) that is not an authorized retailer of that particular watch brand. When you buy from an unauthorized dealer, you have no way of knowing when the watch was made and what may have happened to it before it made its way to you.

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An authorized retail channel, on the other hand, works like this: A brand manufactures watches, which are sold to official distributors throughout the world. The distributor then sells the watches to authorized retailers, which sell the watches to retail customers.

When you purchase a luxury timepiece from an authorized dealer, you can trust that you are purchasing a new watch — one that has not been stolen, has a serviceable warranty and runs no risk of being repossessed.

An authorized agent provides:

  • Physical interaction with the timepiece — you can handle and try on the watch before you buy it
  • Easily comparable models/brands
  • Superior customer service and quick answers to questions
  • Coverage of a manufacturer’s warranty
  • Immediate gratification
  • Complementary sizing done correctly with watch purchase
  • Faster after-sales service
  • A personalized buying experience and a relationship with the agent
  • Access to manufacturer-authorized servicing. If you bring a watch purchased from an unauthorized dealer to be serviced by an authorized dealer, they will be unable to service the watch.

How can you tell if you’re working with an authorized dealer? 

authorized dealerThe majority of online dealers are offering grey market pieces. If a watch is offered at a discount you are most likely looking at a grey market timepiece.

The bottom line is: If you’re going to invest in an expensive timepiece, you should do so from a reputable, authorized dealer, like Eiseman Jewels.

To shop our incredible selection of authorized luxury timepieces, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

 

watch complications

In the field of horology (the study of watchmaking), a complication is any function on a watch that does more than tell time. From simple date displays to tachymeters to moon phases, complications contain dozens and dozens of moving parts and can sometimes take years to create. They perform and display special functions to enhance or simplify the wearer’s life. In some cases, complications even have life-saving capabilities, such as monitoring oxygen levels during deep sea diving.

Complications are what take a watch from a casual accessory to a sophisticated timepiece and a true marvel of engineering. Read on to learn about a few different watch complications you may see on fine timepieces in the Eiseman Jewels collection.

Retrograde

A retrograde is a complex movement complication in which the measurement (the day of the week, the date, the month, etc.) is shown in a semi-circle or arc pattern instead of a full circle. Rather than rotating a full 360 degrees, as it would in a traditional watch, the indicator hand bounces or jumps back to the beginning when it has finished the sequence.

Perpetual Calendar

The perpetual calendar is the most complex type of calendar feature that exists in horology, making it rare and highly valuable. It’s also one of the most useful complications — it can account for all 30 and 31-day months, as well as February 28 or 29 during a leap year. It displays the day of the month and the day of the week, and it only needs to be adjusted once a century. (Yes, once a century!)

If kept wound, a watch with a perpetual calendar will not require any adjustments until the year 2100 at the earliest — leap years are skipped at the turn of a century, so the normal mechanical calculations require a nudge forward at the end of February.

Minute Repeater

A minute repeater is a function that causes the watch to chime out the time. It operates on demand when the wearer wants to check the time, in which case he or she activates it manually. Inside the watch, small hammers within the movement strike gongs to create sound to represent time. Minute repeaters generally use three different notes to audibly tell time: the first note counts out the hours, the second note counts the quarter hours and the last note counts the minutes. The minute repeater’s beauty and complexity is a marvel you must see and hear for yourself.

For a closer look at some of our exquisite timepieces or to speak to an expert about a particular watch or complication, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

 

gemstone watches

At Eiseman Jewels, we know that choosing the highest quality materials possible is an essential link in the long chain of processes that go into manufacturing an exceptional product. That’s why we sell timepieces set with only the finest gems.

Through their unique brilliance and the extreme care taken in their setting, these high-quality precious stones give the following gem-set timepieces unparalleled prestige and style.

Tank Anglaise

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The Tank story takes an unexpected turn with the Tank Anglaise. This variation’s streamlined design reinterprets the original model and adds a new dimension. The 18-karat rhodiumized white gold bracelet is set with 658 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 5.22 carats. The 18-karat rhodiumized white gold case is set with 109 brilliant-cut diamonds, and the nine-sided crown is set with a brilliant-cut diamond totaling 0.88 carats. It features a lacquered silvered flinqué dial, blued-steel sword-shaped hands and a Sapphire crystal, and it’s water-resistant up to 30 meters (100 feet).

Tank Américaine

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A watch for true connoisseurs, the Tank Américaine features an elongated case with a pronounced curve. It playfully alternates between round edges and angles. The 18-karat rhodiumized white gold case is set with 142 brilliant-cut diamonds, and the faceted crown is set with a brilliant-cut diamond totaling 1.37 carats. It features a silvered flinqué dial, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, a mineral crystal and an 18-karat rhodiumized white gold bracelet. It is water-resistant up to 30 meters (100 feet).

Ballon Bleu De Cartier Watch

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Between the convex curves of the case, the guilloché dial and the satin-finish bracelet links of the bracelet, the Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch is a true work of art. Its 18-karat rhodiumized white gold case and dial are set with 123 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 1.21 carats and 466 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 1.62 carats, respectively. The fluted crown is set with a sapphire cabochon, and Roman numerals are guided on their path by a deep blue winding mechanism. It also features blued-steel sword-shaped hands, a Sapphire crystal and an 18-karat rhodiumized white gold bracelet. It is water-resistant up to 30 meters (100 feet).

Rolex Pearlmaster 39

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The Rolex Pearlmaster 39 is Rolex’s consummate jewelry watch. Featuring the softly curved lines of the Pearlmaster design, it is characterized by a uniquely rich dial and exquisite gem settings of diamonds in 18-karat Everose gold — an exclusive 18-karat pink gold alloy patented by Rolex and cast in its own foundry. The Aubergine dial — designed and manufactured in-house, largely by hand to ensure perfection —features diamond-set hour markers that shine brightly. Both sensual and sophisticated, the solid gold Pearlmaster bracelet is always fitted with a concealed Crownclasp.

Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the Pearlmaster’s new generation 3235 movement is a certified Swiss chronometer. And of course, we can’t forget one of the most distinctive and recognizable Rolex features: the Cyclops lens. It enhances the date aperture, magnifying the date display for easy reading.

Rolex Yacht-Master 40 II

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Rolex set its Yacht Master 40 II in iconic gemstones for the first time ever. A crown of multicolored jewels graces the rotating bezel — 32 sapphires, eight tsavorites and one diamond, to be exact. It also features an 18-karat Everose gold case, a glossy black dial with oversized white lume plots, and Everose surrounds. The multicolored bezel pops against the black Oysterflex rubber strap and 18-karat Everose Oysterlock clasp. Though gems have graced Rolex’s Yacht-Master bezels before, they’ve never been on the 40 mm model, and they’ve never been this vibrant. Water resistant up to 330 feet, this is the perfect summer watch for the Rolex connoisseur.

To learn more about your favorite luxury timepieces, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

timepiece servicing

Luxury timepieces aren’t rendered obsolete when newer models are introduced. High-end watches are meant to be worn and treasured for decades. When they’re well cared for and serviced regularly, today’s watches will become tomorrow’s vintage classics.

Eiseman Jewels offers factory-authorized service either by our on-site watchmaker, our offsite workshop or through the manufacturer’s service centers in the USA or Switzerland.

No matter which of these avenues your watch takes to be serviced, the process is essentially the same. The watchmaker begins servicing your timepiece by disassembling the entire movement, inspecting each component and cleaning each piece thoroughly. Under magnification, each piece is inspected for damage, broken teeth on gears or bent parts, and damaged pieces are replaced as necessary. The case is checked for water resistance through the crystal and crown.

The movement is then reassembled, lubricated and tested for accuracy. While the movement is being tested, the outer parts will be cleaned and prepped for refinishing.

The case and bracelet are taped off to block the polishing wheel if it is not the proper wheel for a particular finish. This takes accuracy, skill and focus to ensure the edges and variations in finishing are just right.

The case is then sealed and water pressure-tested to ensure water resistance. This is carried out while the case is empty without a movement, just in case the resistance fails.

The timepiece is then carefully reassembled, with particular attention being paid to the reattachment of the hands to ensure proper calendar jumping. After full reassembly, the timepiece is rechecked for accuracy and cleaned by hand to remove any fingerprints or oils.

The timepiece is then ready to be returned to the client, beautifully serviced and refinished.

The brands we service include (but are not limited to):

To peruse our exquisite collection of timepieces or to set up a timepiece servicing appointment, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

significant timepieces

This year, watchmakers have pulled out all the stops to create timepieces showcasing both contemporary styling and enduring appeal. No matter the technology employed, however, well-made watches aren’t rendered obsolete upon the introduction of newer models. As these exceptional luxury timepieces prove, today’s in-demand accessories are tomorrow’s cherished classics. 

Rolex Pearlmaster 34

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The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Pearlmaster 34 is one of Rolex’s crowning jewelry watches. Its diamond-paved dial is a work of art in itself, and Rolex’s gem-setters have painstakingly worked to achieve the precise alignment and orientation of these stones. Moreover, like sculptors, they’ve expertly carved the dial’s precious metal — an exclusive 18-karat pink gold alloy patented by Rolex and cast in its own foundry — to hand-shape the seat in which each gem is perfectly lodged.

The Pearlmaster 34 is also Rolex‘s first model to be equipped their new Syloxi hairspring. It delivers the supremely precise, self-winding caliber 2236 movement you expect from a certified Swiss chronometer. And we can’t forget that this remarkable timepiece features one of Rolex’s most distinctive and recognizable enhancements: their date-magnifying Cyclops lens.

Specifications:

  • Bezel: Set with diamonds.
  • Bracelet: Diamond-set Pearlmaster, rounded five-piece links.
  • Caliber: 2236, manufactured by Rolex.
  • Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date.
  • Functions: Center hour, minute and second hands. Instantaneous date with rapid setting. Stop-seconds for precise time setting.
  • Model Case: Oyster, 34 mm, Everose gold and diamonds.
  • Movement: Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding.
  • Power Reserve: 55 hours (approximately).
  • Water-resistance: Waterproof to 100 meters / 330 feet.
  • Winding: Bidirectional self-winding via perpetual rotor.
  • Winding Crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system.

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time

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Anyone who loves fine watchmaking will be captivated by the platinum Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time from Jaeger-LeCoultre. Its Gyrolab balance wheel-driven orbital flying tourbillon animates a map of the world with subtle, sophisticated and scientifically accurate movement.

The watch’s carriage performs a complete rotation each minute, and the orbital flying tourbillon makes one complete turn of the dial every 24 hours, taking the entire dial with it on its diurnal journey. Yet, despite its many intricacies, the Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time could not be easier to adjust. In fact, all its functions are controlled by a single crown.

Of course, the Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time is also an object of great beauty. The dial’s silvered continents feature satin-brushed and sunray finishes, while the map’s waters are embellished with a fine, deep blue guilloché motif evocative of ocean waves.

 Specifications:

  • Bracelet: Leather.
  • Caliber: 948.
  • Case: Platinum.
  • Dial: Blue.
  • Functions: Hour and minute, map of the world, tourbillon with ellipse isometer escapement, 24 time-zones, world time.
  • Movement: Automatic, self-winding. Components: 375. Vibrations per hour: 28800. Jewels: 42.
  • Recto Hands: Bâton à facette.
  • Water-resistance: 5 bar.

 

The Panthère de Cartier

 

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In 1914, Louis Cartier commissioned a watercolor from painter George Barbier. The resulting “Woman With A Panther” enthralled its new owner. That same year, Cartier produced its first timepiece to feature panther motif — a bracelet watch, set with diamonds and onyx. In the years since, the panther has become synonymous with the timeless elegance of Cartier’s designs.

The Panthère de Cartier is an exquisite timepiece that also happens to be a stunning piece of jewelry. Its white gold case, bracelet and crown sparkle with 497 brilliant-cut diamonds. Sword-shaped hands of blued steel sweep its petite square face, and it measures a slim 6 mm in thickness. Arnaud Carrez, Global Marketing Director of Cartier, suggests that women will like to wear the Panthère loose like a bracelet or with a stack of Cartier bracelets.

Specifications:

  • Bracelet, Case and Crown: Rhodiumized 18-karat white gold and diamonds totaling 4.12 carats.
  • Functions: Hour and minute.
  • Movement: Quartz.
  • Water-resistance: 3 bar.

 

Discover our luxury Swiss timepiece collection on your next visit to Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

mb&f

After spending decades learning the rules of watchmaking at legacy manufacturers like Jaeger LeCoultre and Harry Winston Rare Timepieces, Maximilian Büsser broke away in 2005 to start his own company.

MB&F (Maximilian Büsser & Friends) is an artistic concept laboratory based on a simple idea: assembling collectives of independent watchmaking professionals to develop radical horological masterpieces.

Eiseman Jewels sat down with Büsser to talk entrepreneurial spirit, high-end horology and what it means to join the MB&F Tribe.

Tell us a little about how MB&F came to be. Was there one pivotal event thatpushed you to start the company? 

For me, MB&F was a life decision, not a business decision. Watchmaking saved my life. It’s given me a purpose and a surrogate family. I did not create MB&F thinking it would flourish. I created it to be proud of something, even if it wasn’t successful. The company started with just me working alone in my flat for two years without a salary, having poured every cent I had into it.

Today, it’s a small manufacturer made up of 23 people. Over the last 12 years, MB&F has been an incredible entrepreneurial and creative adventure. During that time, we have created 14 fully new calibers and changed our industry.  

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For us, watchmaking is an art that demands experimentation and pushes us out of our creative comfort zone. We deconstruct stunning traditional watchmaking and reconstruct it into pieces of kinetic art, which also happen to give time. Giving time is not the purpose — the sculpture and the story that gave it life is.

MB&F is not a company — it is a philosophy. The machines we create are only the result, not the objective.

What is one thing we may not know about you or MB&F?

I was a kid who didn’t fit in, and I suffered a lot because of it. Many years later, I not only discovered that it is OK to not fit in, but I actually made a life out of it. There’s also the fact that we try to help all the artists we curate at our M.A.D. Galleries.

What is one word you would use to describe MB&F’s creations?

Soulful.

How would you describe the difference between the Horological Machines and Legacy Machines?

mb&fThe creative processes behind both lines are totally different. Horological Machines are a free-thinking exploration of my childhood and what made me emotional along my fifty years. They are creatively raw, and come from the gut.

Legacy Machines, on the other hand, derive from a completely intellectual process. They are a tribute to the great master watchmakers who, between 1720 and 1870, created virtually every “complication” we know today. They were the giants, the real icons. With Legacy, I wanted to revisit the elegance and subtlety of their genius with a 3-D, 21st-century twist.

What makes MB&F different from other manufacturers?

I feel like just about everything makes us different, from concept to philosophy to business model. The results are creations like no other.

Any favorite pieces in the current collection?

mb&fAs I create for myself, every piece is my ideal piece — at the time of creation. And then I move on to the next. The next one is always what gives me an adrenaline rush. Watchmaking is a very frustrating world in that every new movement takes between three and four years to come to completion, and so we are working at any given time on four to five completely different concepts and calibers, going from one to another on a daily basis.  

When designing pieces, who do you envision wearing them? Do they have a certain style or life?

I create solely for myself. And more often than not, I am terrified that no one will like, buy, or want to wear what we have spent years and millions of dollars creating! I like to think that anguish is an important part of the creative process. 

When a customer purchases an MB&F machine, they don’t just get a new horological masterpiece — they join a tribe. What is the significance behind MB&F owners joining the Tribe?

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Our creations are extremely polarizing. Over the years, we’ve noticed that our clients all over the world — whatever their culture, language, religion or upbringing — actually resemble each other quite a lot.

By registering their new timepiece on the MB&F website, our clients become part of the Tribe. Not only do they benefit from an extra two-year warranty, but they get all of the insider news we share only with our clients and opportunities to meet up with other Tribe members, if they wish. This includes invitations to our events including Baselworld and Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH).

You can now peruse a stunning selection of MB&F creations at Eiseman Jewels in NorthPark Center in Dallas, the manufacturers’ only Texas retailer.

 

Baume blog

As part of its Clifton Collection, Baume & Mercier is expanding its offerings with a new series of timepieces, the Clifton Club, for men who want a multipurpose, stylish sports watch. Contemporary, refined and athletic, the Clifton Club boasts a distinctive, elegant design that offers style, functionality and comfort.

Attractive and modern, the Clifton Club was designed for adventure. Water resistant to 100 meters and ideal for watersports and boating, the Clifton Club is the watch you’ll never want to take off.

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Powered by a Swiss-made mechanical self-winding movement with date function, the Clifton Club is available in several elegant and sporty versions:

  • Polished/satin-finished stainless steel case with a black or white dial and the “All Road” calfskin strap
  • Polished/satin-finished stainless steel case with a blue or black dial and a steel bracelet.
  • All-black version with a black dial and a stainless steel case with a black sandblasted ADLC finish.

All the finishes are done by hand in line with the watchmaking traditions of Geneva. The beveled edge is polished and the top is vertically satin-brushed, along with the case band on the all-steel versions. These contrasting polished and satin finishes highlight the elegant bevel that runs around the case. The black version in sand-blasted ADLC steel gives this timepiece a modern matte look.

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With the double finish, polished edges and sand-blasted center, the bezel of the Clifton Club is a standout. The numerals are filled by hand with long-lasting lacquer in orange, or in black for the all-steel and leather versions. A steel ADLC ring is integrated to the black version and a steel/aluminum ring for the blue version.

Baume & Mercier Corporate Gifts

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Baume & Mercier, the seventh-oldest watchmaking house in the world, makes watches to mark memories. It’s the perfect timepiece with which to commemorate your business’s most important moments.

  • Reward your employees for outstanding work or loyalty.
  • Celebrate the retirement of your employees.
  • Motivate your team.
  • Celebrate the signing of an important contract.
  • Thank a client and strengthen customer loyalty.
  • Celebrate a key date in the life of your company.

Baume & Mercier lets you create a personalized watch from more than 20 choices, including model, strap, dial and case back personalization. Even the dial can be personalized with your company’s logo.

Five Reasons to Choose Baume & Mercier for Your Corporate Gifts

  1. Classical, elegant watches with contemporary, timeless design.
  2. Diverse offerings for men and women with Swiss-made quartz and automatic movements.
  3. Quality Swiss-made watches at competitive prices.
  4. Responsive, flexible service adapted to your requests and needs.
  5. 24-month guarantee worldwide.

To browse an exquisite collection of Baume & Mercier timepieces, visit Eiseman at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

Sutra

Movie awards season has come and gone, and it all culminated in the most glamorous night of the year: the Academy Awards. This year’s crop of new stars and enduring Hollywood favorites certainly didn’t disappoint in the jewelry department at the 88th annual Oscars ceremony.

Here are the biggest jewelry trends we spotted on the red carpet.
 

STATEMENT EARRINGS

Kerry Washington went vintage with these 42-carat platinum and diamond earrings made in 1963.

Sofia Vergara matched her diamond and sapphire earrings to her deep blue gown.

Best Supporting Actress winner Alicia Vikander’s sparkling accents came in the form of these beautiful diamond earrings.  

 

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Actress @JoanCollins arrives at the 2016 @VanityFair Oscar Party in SUTRA Columbian Emerald ring in February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.


STANDOUT PIECES

Joan Collins showed off a stunning Colombian emerald ring by Sutra.

Whoopi Goldberg rocked an unusual pearl and diamond octopus ring that wrapped up her wrist.

Charlize Theron donned an incredible 48-carat diamond pendant necklace set in platinum.

Best Actress winner Brie Larson even wore diamonds in her hair—it was the Oscars, after all.  

 


DROP EARRINGS

Priyanka Chopra shone bright in 50-carat diamond drop earrings.

Performer Lady GaGa wore a pair of classically glam 90-carat emerald-cut diamond drop earrings.  

 

CLASSIC DIAMONDS

Margot Robbie’s red carpet bling included a pair of 17-carat hoop earrings, a 6-carat yellow pear-shaped diamond ring and a 3-carat diamond eternity band, all set in 18-karat white gold.

Rachel McAdams paired her silk emerald gown with a pair of shoulder-length diamond earrings.

Jennifer Lawrence wore 47 carats of diamond beads set in 18-karat white gold, a delicate pair of diamond stud earrings and a 12-carat diamond ring set in 18-karat white gold.  

 
WATCHES

Not to be outdone by their female counterparts, the guys also brought their A-game to the red carpet. Chris Evans donned a IWC Portugieser in Red Gold Ardoise Dial watch, and Dev Patel had on a IWC Portugieser Automatic in stainless steel.

#Oscars2016 moderators and #IWC Brand Ambassadors #DevPatel and #ChrisEvans (@chrisevanstime) were spotting a Portugieser Automatic and a Portugieser Hand-Wound in red gold. #Oscars

“#Oscars2016 moderators and #IWC Brand Ambassadors #DevPatel and #ChrisEvans (@chrisevanstime) were spotting a Portugieser Automatic and a Portugieser…”

Brian d’Arcy James from Best Picture winner “Spotlight” completed his look with a Clifton 10057 watch from Baume & Mercier.

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Tom McCarthy, who took home Best Original Screenplay for”Spotlight,” completed his black tie look with the Geophysic True Second by Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Last night, #TomMcCarthy chose the #Geophysic® True Second to complete his black tie look during @TheAcademy Awards Ceremony where he won 2 #Oscars. Congratulations to him! #JLCandCinema #JaegerLeCoultre #SwissMade

“Last night, #TomMcCarthy chose the #Geophysic® True Second to complete his black tie look during @TheAcademy Awards Ceremony where he won 2 #Oscars….”

Shop these red carpet trends and more at Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

Pantone color of the year

WHAT IS THE PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR?

Think of it as the shade of things to come, a prediction of mood and attitude and what will best represent cultural trends. It’s a color that’s expected to appear everywhere in the coming year, from runways and album covers to home décor and advertising. And for the first time ever, it’s actually two shades: Rose Quartz and Serenity.

Pantone color of the year

According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, “Joined together Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness, as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”

WHY THEY WERE CHOSEN

The reason they were named as a pair is a sign of the times. Pantone wanted a color that’s not identified as feminine or masculine, but rather one that reflected a larger societal trend toward gender equality.

HOW TO WEAR THE COLORS

Pantone color of the year

Ballon Bleu de Cartier

Women

Gray, both heather and charcoal shades, complements Rose Quartz. They combine to form a soft, feminine palette that’s infinitely wearable year-round. Plum also makes for a pretty partner—just make sure it’s on the darker side of the spectrum. To pair with Serenity, look for shades of tan, from almond to camel, when choosing bags and shoes. Last year’s Pantone color Marsala also works well.

Pantone color of the year

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Men

A Rose Quartz-colored button-down is a good investment for guys. It can be worn with a gray suit or under a gray sweater in winter and with a navy blazer and dark jeans in summer. Those same dark jeans work with Serenity’s light blue without being too monochromatic. Think soft blue sweaters in colder months and light-blue shorts in warmer ones.

Pantone color of the year

Jewelry

In addition to the obvious rose quartz stone, manganite, pink diamonds and pink sapphires are all on trend for the Rose Quartz hue. On the Serenity side, aquamarine, blue topaz, turquoise and blue agate fit the bill beautifully.

For more jewelry ideas, visit us at Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.