Colombian Emerald Briolette earrings, Jacob & Co; dress, Roksanda. Photo: Phillipp Jelenska
Since its establishment in 1986 by Jacob Arabo, Jacob & Co. has not only captured the attention of customers across the globe but has redefined the boundaries of haute joaillerie, seamlessly merging impeccable craftsmanship with groundbreaking watchmaking techniques. For Jacob & Co., every creation is akin to art – bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings, and watches take on a new dimension, effortlessly fusing timeless design sensibilities with avant-garde flair. The Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Necklace with its array of rare yellow diamonds or the iconic Billionaire watch are only two of the many examples of this trailblazing fusion between art and fashion.
Rare Touch collection earrings and necklace, Jacob & Co; dress, 1309. Photo: Phillipp Jelenska
Borrowing from this tradition of extravagant and masterful collections, Vogue Arabia showcases a selection of sure-to-be-coveted pieces from Jacob & Co. Saudi. As one of the few brands creating high and fine jewelry as well as high-end watches, each piece is a testament to impeccable craftsmanship and finely chosen gems. The 38mm Brilliant rose gold watch emerges as a feminine timepiece combining gem-set beauty with high watchmaking while a pair of Colombian Emerald Briolette earrings exude opulence.
38mm Brilliant rose gold watch, Jacob & Co; dress, Roksanda. Photo: Phillipp Jelenska
A GIA-certified Riviera necklace, bracelet, solitaire diamond ring, and earrings capture the eye at once representing Jacob & Co.’s penchant for regalia. Pieces from the exquisite Jezebel and Rare Touch collection or the circular agate earrings offer an even greater testament to the brilliance of Jacob & Co.
Circular Agate earrings, and rings, Jacob & Co; dress, Michael Kors. Photo: Phillipp Jelenska
Earrings, GIA certified Riviera necklace, bracelet, solitaire diamond ring, Jacob & Co; dress, Bottega Veneta. Photo: Phillipp Jelenska
Style: Mohammad Hazem Rezq Hair and makeup: Manuel Losada Model: Anthi Fakidari Producer: Rama Naser On-ground production: Mustafa Al Amasi Photography assistant: Adam Al Rhal
Colombian Emerald Briolette earrings, Jacob & Co; dress, Roksanda. Photo: Phillipp Jelenska
4 Arab Musicians Come Together To Celebrate Music and Watchmaking With Audemars Piguet in Switzerland
For Swiss fine watchmaker Audemars Piguet, the art of watchmaking holds significance well beyond the limits of its craft. While deeply anchored in its craftsmanship and traditions, the company has continuously drawn inspiration from the larger cultural world, looking to fields as diverse as art, music and architecture to spark unique encounters and dialogues between fields of creative practice. In so doing, Audemars Piguet has established an inclusive global community of passionate individuals who speak the same language of emotions and value the precious moments that make up our lives.
It is this dedication towards the special moments of life that inspired Audemars Piguet to become a global partner of the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2019, a two week-long annual celebration of jazz that lights up the shoreline of Lake Geneva. Founded back in 1967 by Claude Nobs, MJF is now known for its legendary performances, intimate ambience, and incredible hospitality. Given the gold standard that it promises—and delivers—it comes as no surprise that it made the perfect fit for Audemars Piguet. In fact, the Swiss watchmakers have been supporting the Montreux Jazz Digital Project together with the Claude Nobs Foundation and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) since 2010, and one of the best results of this partnership has been the digitalization, restoration and preservation of the MJF’s complete sound archives, which are now acknowledged by the UNESCO as part of its “Memory of the World.” Add to that the fact that both Audemars Piguet and Montreux Jazz Festival share common values—respecting traditions but always looking forward to a brighter future—and you’ve got a match made in heaven.
Photo: Alex Teuscher
This year, however, Audemars Piguet decided to invite four of the Middle East’s most-loved female musicians, namely Dana Hourani, Ss.hh.a.n.a, Cosmicat and Ashibah on a memorable journey through its cultural universe and beyond. What sounded like an exciting holiday to Switzerland soon unfolded to become a trip that these four talented women would never forget. The foursome made their way to Le Brassus, where the brand Audemars Piguet has been rooted since 1875, to take a tour through its fascinating Musée Atelier. As the second part of the journey they also got a chance to explore Claude Nobs’s chalet, one of the most inspiring spots in the region, which honors the memorabilia of the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival with its warm and inviting ambience, and has also been visited by the likes of Quincy Jones and David Bowie. This inspirational trip finished on the shores of Lake Geneva, in the beaten heart of the festival for a night long celebration with Audemars Piguet and timeless memories to bring back home.
The once-in-a-lifetime experience didn’t just bring Dana Hourani, Ss.hh.a.n.a, Cosmicat and Ashibah closer together as musicians, it also invited them into a world few get to enjoy, and observe how the Swiss manufacturers bring each piece together to create a watch that beats to a different rhythm.
During the trip, the four musicians were also captured by Vogue Arabia’s lens wearing classic wristwatches that spotlighted the very best of Audemars Piguet’s offerings. As they walked through the winding interiors of the brand’s headquarters, they witnessed how everything is ultimately connected to art, and how creativity is the binding force behind most things we enjoy—be it an iconic timepiece like the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, or a hauntingly beautiful piece of jazz music, composed from the heart.
On Dana Hourani: Watch, Audemars Piguet 34mm Royal Oak Selfwinding limited edition in black ceramic; top, skirt, Rēnwa. Photo: Alex Teuscher
On Cosmicat: Watch, Audemars Piguet 37mm Royal Oak Selfwinding “50 th Anniversary” ergonomic in stainless steel; top, stylist’s own; skirt, Joseph through Net-a-Porter. Photo: Alex Teuscher
On Ss.hh.a.n.a.: Watch, Audemars Piguet 38mm Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph in pink gold; jumpsuit, Azzi & Osta. Photo: Alex Teuscher
On Ashibah: Watch, Audemars Piguet 34mm Royal Oak Frosted Gold Selfwinding in 18ct white gold; top, Ashibah’s own; pants, Nikolaj Storm. Photo: Alex Teuscher
Photography: Alex TeuscherStyle: Rawan KattoaHair: Loic Hauck, lleana CostantiniMakeup: Noelia de Jesus, Sandrine Thomas Production: Rama NaserBrand partnerships manager: Danica ZivkovicOnsite production coordinator: Polina ReshetnikovaTalents: Dana Hourani, Ss.hh.a.n.a, Cosmicat, AshibahProduction assistant: Leen NaserVideo: Olivia Peters and Mikhail KulikovCreative agency: F2MaxArt direction: Valentina BobrovaWorn in video: Alaïa at Net-a-Porter, 16 Arlington at Net-a-Porter, Riyeka Studios, Les Benjamins, Soeren Le Schmidt, Nikolaj StormSpecial thanks to Claude Nobs Chalets
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Blending Elegance With Practicality, Richard Mille’s Timepieces Were Made for the Modern Woman Who Wants It All
Richard Mille RM 67-01 Automatic Winding Extra Flat. Jacket, Bottega Veneta. Photo: Mann
Despite being founded less than two decades ago, Richard Mille has cemented itself as a leading trailblazer in the world of luxury watches with alluring timepieces that exhibit unparalleled innovations and attention to detail.
The RM 037 watch, an extraordinary addition to the collection, holds its righteous spot as a refined symbol of purity as it combines technicality with aesthetic pleasure, all in one piece. A winning choice for both men and women, the legendary brand has now made a statement for feminism by reimagining the watch in white ceramic—a true landmark for Richard Mille.
Richard Mille RM 037 Automatic Winding in Carbon TPT. Coat, Alaïa; jumpsuit, Elisabetta Franchi.. Photo: Mann
Embodied with ATZ ceramic, a material that some would say holds more precious ranks than diamonds, Richard Mille’s latest masterpiece personifies the many facets of women, as it sparkles with elegance, yet serves as a sturdy staple. Case in point: the architecture of this particular watch’s crown features a stem crown assembly that protects it from falling apart.
An ode to the desires of women who are unapologetic about wanting it all, a second creation, the RM 07-01 ladies’ watch, fulfills expectations by combining practicality with elegance in each curve. After all, it is Richard Mille’s dedication to serving loyalists with the very best that resulted in the creation of this particular piece, the ideal companion for the 21st century woman.
Richard Mille RM 07-01 Automatic Winding Medium Set in White Gold. Top, Fendi; pants, Serrb; boots, Louis Vuitton. Photo: Mann
With hints of modernity peeping through, the highly skeletonized automatic movement of the watch has been designed in-house by CRMA2. While mechanical techniques shine with perfection in this feminine masterpiece, the watch also offers a sense of intimacy with its tonneau-shaped case design, which features indexes resembling water droplets. What’s more the watch has been crafted in a size that works well for both, daily wear and special occasions, and comes with scratch-resistant features. As the heritage brand continues to grow and evolve its vision, it’s safe to say that Richard Mille is all set to conquer the watchmaking world.
Richard Mille RM 037 Automatic Winding in White Ceramic. Jumpsuit, Alaïa. Photo: Mann
Richard Mille RM 037 Automatic Winding in Red Gold. Top, Louis Vuitton. Photo: Mann
Richard Mille RM 037 Automatic Winding in Red Gold. Dress, Dolce & Gabbana; polo neck, Etro. Photo: Mann
Photography: Mann Style: Celia-Jane Ukwenya Hair: Betty Bee Makeup: Toni Malt at Things By PeopleNails: So Dubai Set design: Fuad Ali at Duette Studio Production: Danica Zivkovic Casting director: Troy Westwood Model: Jasmine Horncastle at Linden Staub Digitech: Junaynah El GuthmyLighting tech: Ian LimStyle assistant: Astrid Mora