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Luminox, perfect gift for Father’s Day

Luminox presents a variety of watch collections for adventurers who love to explore the outdoors.

The new Bear Grylls Survival Master x Tide series is a perfect fit for the sportiest and most adventurous dad. This watch is unique of its kind and is made from 100% ocean-bound plastic collected from the Andaman Sea off the coast of Thailand. This watch is durable, visible and waterproof. Plus, designed to withstand any adventure making it the perfect gift for an adventurous dad.

For the father who is even more adventurous and spends a lot of time outdoors in extreme conditions, the Bear Grylls x Tide Rule of 3 Sea  series is an even better option. This watch is designed to represent the important “survival rule of 3” that outdoor adventures must adhere to when having to survive in harsh surroundings. The rules are printed on a removable sleeve and added to the strap as a reminder. Bear Grylls works according to these survival priorities and the rule of three is an excellent guide for him in times of great nervousness, tension or anguish. The watch is designed with bold colors such as Orange or Blue.

The Navy SEAL Steel series is sleek in design and functional for the dad who wants a watch that can do both. The Navy SEAL Steel is a military dive watch that is designed to outstand all situations, yet still look professional. This watch is an essential part of their equipment and its visibility will never be an obstacle because they contain a special autonomous lighting system called Luminox Light Technology (LLT) that can be used during the darkest, longest and deepest nights of diving. Designed with a stainless steel case and rotating bezel, sapphire crystal with a screw-down crown and anti-reflective coating.

The VOLITION America Special Edition watch is a navy seal date magnifier watch that is both durable and water resistant, perfect for the patriotic and sporty father. With each watch sold, a portion of proceeds benefit Folds of Honor – a nonprofit organization that supports families and spouses of fallen or disabled military heroes through educational scholarships. The Luminox Navy SEAL stands out with its 45mm CARBONOX™ case with a diver’s bezel and up to 200 meters of water resistance. The black dial with white digits promises maximum legibility during the day. This function is assumed at night in which a lighting system is also credited: Luminox Light Technology. The watch will always be visible, independent of power, for up to 25 years.

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Ja Morant and Lil Baby Beats campaign via 360 MAGAZINE

JA MORANT × LIL BABY

Beats by Dre (Beats) teams up with Grammy Award-winning artist Lil Baby and NBA All-Star Ja Morant in its latest campaign. The 90-second video will air in Game 3 of the NBA Playoffs, during which Morant will be playing.

The campaign is centered around Lil Baby and Ja Morant’s friendship and mutual admiration, which ultimately led to Lil Baby writing “Dark Mode” about the player. Both the track and the campaign play off Morant’s ethos around basketball, which can be summed up with the phrase, “welcome to the dark.” While many want to bask in the spotlight, one’s work ultimately illuminates itself as a result of relentlessly honing their craft in the darkness.

Lil Baby’s track focuses on “going into dark mode,” a behavior which has ultimately made Morant one of the most exciting players to watch in the league. The spot also visually reflects darkness, with both superstars appearing solely in monochromatic black and white throughout the entirety of the video.

“Ja has been one of my favorite players to watch. We’ve been locked in,” said Lil Baby. “This is not my first time partnering with Beats, but we took it up a notch with this original song. The world gets to experience ‘Dark Mode’ for the first time in a way that’s crazy!”

Beats first partnered with Lil Baby on its 2020 award-winning campaign titled “You Love Me,” while Ja Morant was recently signed as an ambassador to the brand. In the new spot, Lil Baby sports Beats Studio Buds in Moon Gray and Morant wears Beats Studio Buds in Sunset Pink, available exclusively at Target.

Watch the video on YouTube HERE. It will also go live on Beats’ InstagramTikTok and Twitter once officially launched.

Credits

Brand: Beats by Dre

Creative Direction: Translation

Production: Love Song

Production: Quality Films

Edit: Trim / Cosmo Street

Color: Company 3 London

Finishing: The Mill London

Sound Design and Mix: Barking Owl

Music: Lil Baby (Motown Records)

About Lil Baby:

fines a generation. The GRAMMY Award-winning rapper has smashed records, made history, and impacted the course of modern hip-hop with his instantly identifiable and inimitable style. He has garnered dozens of multi platinum certifications and tens of billions of streams as arguably the biggest new rapper to emerge this decade. Following the success of his platinum full-length debut Harder Than Ever in 2018, he seized #1 on the Billboard Top 200 with 2020’s My Turn, becoming “the year’s #1 selling and #1 streaming album in the US.” At first, it cemented him as “2020’s first and only artist to go double-platinum,” but it has since gone quadruple-platinum and has logged 85 weeks in the top 10 of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart – marking the longest top-tier run in the chart’s history. 

He notably tied Prince and Paul McCartney for Billboard Hot 100 hits and Taylor Swift for “most weeks atop the Billboard Top 200 in 2020” with a total of 6. Out of eight nominations, he scored his first GRAMMY® Award in 2022. He has appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone and the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players Issue in addition to receiving honors from VEVO, Rap Caviar, the Apple Music Awards, and more. He teamed up with Lil Durk for The Voice of the Heroes, marking his second #1 debut on the Billboard Top 200. It’s just the beginning though. He’s bound to revolutionize the culture again with his third album in 2022. Most recently, he released “Right On” and “In A Minute” which both songs debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. This feat puts Lil Baby in rare territory, making him the youngest of only 12 artists to have ever landed 100 or more songs on the Hot 100. This generation belongs to Lil Baby.

Tia Tia "Boys Go Marching" cover art via Nina Lee (The Oriel Co) for use by 360 Magazine

Tia Tia – Boys Go Marching

Today, buzzing pop trailblazer Tia Tia reveals a new single entitled “Boys Go Marching.” Listen to “Boys Go Marching” HERE.

On the track, a pulsing beat thumps in between acoustic guitar and finger-snaps as she oozes attitude on each verse. She serves up an instantly irresistible refrain with the rhyme, “Them boys go marching two by two Escalades and face tattoos they ask me, Hey whats good with you.”

It arrives on the heels of recent anthems such as 
Night & Day” and “Call Me.” Between the sassy lyric video and showstopping and stunning music video, the latter has amassed over 250K cumulative YouTube views and counting.

Last year, the New Jersey-born and Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter made her debut as an artist with the intoxicating “Red Wine.” Right out of the gate, it claimed coveted real estate on playlists such as Spotify’s New Music Friday and Fresh Finds: Pop. It lit up TikTok with hundreds of thousands of views and even caught the attention of Victoria Justice and the legendary Gwen Stefani who shared it on an Instagram story.

Behind-the-scenes, her songwriting discography includes Justin Bieber’s “Off My Face,” Ava Max’s #1 “My Head & My Heart” and Sabrina Carpenter’s “Skin.” Recently, she notably co-wrote “I’d Rather Have Sex” for Anitta’s blockbuster new album Versions Of Me out now. She also scored a BMI Award for co-writing Ava Max’s “My Head & My Heart.” Emerging as a powerhouse performer, she just lit up the Galore party at Coachella. She also recently graced the Grammy Awards red carpet, receiving praise for her iconic spikey updo from tastemaker publications like Nylon, E! News, Elle, and Vogue.

Watch the “Boys Go Marching,” as Tia Tiagets ready to take over pop in 2022.

ABOUT TIA TIA:

With a name so nice, you gotta say it twice! Born and raised in New Jersey, Tia Tia made her way to the West Coast with a splash. Since moving to LA in 2019, she has penned multiple hits, co-writing “Off My Face” from Justin Bieber’s platinum-selling Justice album and Ava Max’s “My Head & My Heart,” which reached number 13 on top 40 radio earlier this year. She also helped craft Sabrina Carpenter’s latest single “Skin,” which also charted on top 40 radio and was viewed as a response to Olivia Rodrigo’s chart-topping “Drivers License.”

In June 2021, Tia Tia released her debut single “Red Wine,” which was added to Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist and earned a seal of approval from her idol, Gwen Stefani. With a nod to the early 200’s, Tia Tia’s music has a refreshing throwback energy with sun-soaked danceable beats reminiscent of her childhood influences – Rihanna, Akon, Stefani and Major Lazer to name a few. This is only the beginning as she gears up to release the rest of her debut project. Look out for what’s on the horizon for Tia Tia, while she’s quickly becoming a household name in the songwriting credits of your favorite pop songs, she might just be your next favorite pop star – watch this space.

Dolce & Gabbana x Gianpiero D’Alessandro collection via Cara Forte Diaz D&G PR & Editorial for use by 360 Magazine

D&G × Gianpiero D’Alessandro

Dolce & Gabbana join forces with cartoon designer Gianpiero D’Alessandro to debut their brand-new limited-edition T-shirt collection launching TODAY!

The exclusive selection of tees was created by the renowned designer, writer, artist, graphic designer and visionary Gianpiero. His work pulls inspiration from the likes of Walt Disney and Andy Warhol, with bright and animated references.

Having worked with esteemed individuals and brands such as Snoop Dogg, Justin Bieber, Nike and Netflix, its only right that Gianpiero teams up with Dolce & Gabbana for the new collection.

Regarding the alliance, he stated, “For me, Dolce&Gabbana represents everything that’s beautiful about Italy. I still remember the first time I met Stefano and Domenico and I gave them some drawings I had made for them. During that meeting, they began to tell me about their story and how it all began.

I remember the passion in their eyes. It’s a pleasure for me to collaborate with the brand that has written and continues to write the story of the fashion world.

“Proudly made in Italy”. I chose to create these graphic elements for the collection because in my imagination, Dolce&Gabbana is a happy “place” and I wanted these designs to incorporate certain emotional virtues for people to experience, such as a carefree childhood. The “Sweety Bunny” character is accompanied by “Baby Carrot” and together they represent the concept of family. Of love. Values that Dolce&Gabbana has always infused into in every single one of its projects.”

Dolce & Gabbana x Gianpiero D’Alessandro collection via Cara Forte Diaz D&G PR & Editorial for use by 360 Magazine
Dolce & Gabbana x Gianpiero D’Alessandro collection via Cara Forte Diaz D&G PR & Editorial for use by 360 Magazine
Dolce & Gabbana x Gianpiero D’Alessandro collection via Cara Forte Diaz D&G PR & Editorial for use by 360 Magazine
Images courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

Louis Vuitton Tambour Spin Time Air Quantum via Rachael Cortese (Gnazzo Group) for use by 360 Magazine

Louis Vuitton Watchmaking

With a new array of watchmaking pieces added to their esteemed collection, Louis Vuitton reveals the brand-new Tambour Spin Time Air Quantum, Tambour Slim Vivienne Jumping Hours, Escale Spin Time and Tambour Outdoor. Let’s take a deeper dive into each of the watches regarding their capabilities and design assets.

Louis Vuitton Tambour Spin Time Air Quantum

Louis Vuitton is pleased to introduce the Tambour Spin Time Air Quantum, a new watch applying cutting-edge technology to elevate the time-telling experience of traditional haute horlogerie

Long the timekeeping icon of Louis Vuitton, the Spin Time reimagined the familiar jumping hour complication when it was introduced in 2009, converting the conventional display of the hours into a three-dimensional dance. Now the kinetic performance of the Spin Time has been further transformed in a radical rethink of haute horlogerie with the Tambour Spin Time Air Quantum. The hour cubes illuminate on demand, adding a fourth dimension to the signature complication. Appearing to emanate from within the cubes, the mysterious light is a tribute to exceptional creativity and fine watchmaking – hallmarks of Louis Vuitton watchmaking.

Louis Vuitton Tambour Spin Time Air Quantum via Rachael Cortese (Gnazzo Group) for use by 360 Magazine

Louis Vuitton Tambour Slim Vivienne Jumping Hours

Vivienne, the mischievous and mysterious mascot of Louis Vuitton, takes you into the fantastical realm of make-believe, with three magical interpretations of the jumping-hour display. It’s time for the unexpected. Vivienne is a mystical key, unlocking doors that let you travel to a fantasy world, a world of supernatural glamour and shifting identity. You can consult your guide, but she looks different each time you turn to her. IIs she a fortune teller, predicting your glittering future? Is she a casino croupier, dealing a winning hand? Or is she a circus juggler, dazzling one and all around her?

Three exquisitely hand-decorated timepieces, in cases of white gold, pink gold or yellow gold, with a precious rose-cut diamond on the crown, form the new Tambour Slim Vivienne Jumping Hours — the latest collection of precious horological objects from Louis Vuitton. The dials of the Tambour Slim Vivienne Jumping Hours- set in precious diamonds – are crafted from well-known decorative materials such as aventurine and mother of pearl, but also a newly discovered ornamental gemstone from Pakistan: Skarn. Also known as Sannan-Skarn, its intense green hue is due to the presence of the element chromium and its fine-grained texture comes from the process by which it was formed deep in the earth millions of years ago. Each ornamental stone has been chosen to reflect the universe of the respective Vivienne.

LV Tambour Slim Vivienne Jumping Hours via Rachael Cortese (Gnazzo Group) for use by 360 Magazine

Louis Vuitton Escale Spin Time

After unveiling an exceptional meteorite dial highlighted with pink gold, Louis Vuitton now presents two new steel versions of the Escale Spin Time watch, with the choice of a monochrome or rainbow time-telling complication. A first for this star collection, these exclusive all-steel designs with a polished black PVD finish adapt to a contemporary yet elegant lifestyle. A remarkable mechanism lies at the heart of this timepiece. Patented and crafted by La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton, the Spin Time calibre – first unveiled in 2009 – honors its name with rotating cubes that display the hours. A unique and innovative concept, as playful as it is technical, with an exceptional mechanism driven by automatic movement: the LV 77 calibre.

LV Escale Spin Time via Rachael Cortese (Gnazzo Group) for use by 360 Magazine

Louis Vuitton Tambour Outdoor

To discover and echo the pulse of the city – that is the mission of the new Tambour Outdoor Chronograph GMT. Faithful to the Maison’s travel DNA and nautical passion, embodied in the mythical regatta countdown, this robust and functional watch perfectly equips the modern explorers who have turned the urban jungle into their playground. Two models in steel case with new interchangeable rubber straps and automatic movement: Nautical Steel and Urban Jungle.

LV Tambour Outdoor via Rachael Cortese (Gnazzo Group) for use by 360 Magazine
Madame Tussauds via Merlin Entertainment for use by 360 Magazine

Madame Tussauds × The Rock

Global entertainment, fitness and entrepreneurial icon Dwayne Johnson revealed his four new wax figures at Madame Tussauds New York, Hollywood, Las Vegas and Orlando—dominating the screen, the ring, and now the wax figure game! One of the world’s most successful male actors and producers Johnson starred in a number of record-breaking box office smash hits, including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Jumanji: The Next Level, Hobbs & Shaw, Jungle Cruise, Rampage, Skyscraper, Red Notice, Disney’s Moana and many more. Also widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, Johnson first rose to fame reaching global recognition as WWE‘s “The Rock” before transitioning to the big screen. Dwayne Johnson revealed his figures with a video on Instagram giving an exclusive glimpse of the incredible immortalizations of himself up close, styled and themed to align with the spirit of the city in which it’s located.

Madame Tussauds extensive creative team of sculptors, colorists, hairdressers and stylists contributed to all four of Johnson’s figures, representing the celebrity in diverse and prominent poses that capture his recent success. Each figure also offers a unique interactive guest experience.

Madame Tussauds New York

Johnson’s New York figure highlights the actor in a blue suit with a black turtleneck—resembling his red-carpet moment at the premiere of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in 2017. Surrounded by photo flashes and positioned at the front entrance as the first figure guests will see, New York City’s Dwayne Johnson will be the ultimate star-studded welcome at the iconic Times Square attraction.

Madame Tussauds Hollywood

In Hollywood, Johnson’s figure will greet guests setting the scene for the ultimate VIP party. The movie star and entrepreneur figure strikes a shaka power pose in an outfit inspired by Johnson’s Hobbs and Shaw press conference look in Beijing.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

The Vegas figure welcomes fans with a cheers as they raise a glass at a Teremana Tequila-themed bar, bringing the Mana exclusively to the Las Vegas attraction. Johnson’s figure in the entertainment capital of the world is posing in attire recreated from his Voss Water campaign in 2019. 

Madame Tussauds Orlando

The Orlando figure pays tribute to his action-packed, box-office characters, featuring the action movie icon in rugged attire while scaling a building. Special set effects including lights, sound effects, wind and fog set the scene for an unforgettable movie poster moment. Dwayne Johnson headed to Instagram to say, “The only way I can describe this…So f’in cool.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Dwayne Johnson’s four new amazing figures to Madame Tussauds New York, Hollywood, Las Vegas, and Orlando. He’s a humbled icon, and a figure that has been highly requested by our fans. We’re honored to have had the opportunity to represent him at the world’s greatest wax museum,” said Madame Tussauds Head of Marketing, Matthew Clarkson. 

Madame Tussauds is the world’s greatest wax museum with no ropes or barriers holding guests back from meeting their favorite celebrities. They continue to highlight well-known idols and icons in mind-blowing accurate detail in a life-like persona.

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College Television Award Winners

The Television Academy Foundation announced the winners of the 41st College Television Awards, which recognizes and rewards excellence in student-produced programs from colleges nationwide, during a global livestream.

The 2022 winners were presented awards remotely by television stars including Dove Cameron (Schmigadoon!), Rick Glassman (As We See It), Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows), Sam Heughan (Outlander), Jordan L. Jones (Bel-Air), Rose McIver (Ghosts), Sue Ann Pien (As We See It), Danielle Pinnock (Ghosts), Logan Shroyer (This Is Us) and Hannah Zeile (This Is Us). Albert Lawrence, correspondent for CBS’ The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation and Television Academy Foundation alumnus, hosted the event.

Emulating the Emmy Awards selection process, entries for the College Television Awards were judged by Television Academy members. Top honors and a $3,000 cash prize went to winning teams in five categories:

Animated Series

Stowaway (Brigham Young University – UT)

Tyler Bitner, Producer

Ethan Briscoe, Director/Writer

Commercial, PSA or Promo

Life’s Journey (Brigham Young University – UT)

Rebekah Baker, Producer

Campbell George, Writer

Asher Huskinson, Director

Tyler Richardson, Director

News and Sports

SportsDesk (University of Miami)

Danyel De Villiers, Producer

Julia Hecht, Director

Michelle Ng-Reyes, Writer

Brendan Reilly, Writer

Gianna Sanchez, Producer

Maxwell Trink, Writer

Jenna Weiss, Producer

Josh White, Writer

Nonfiction or Reality Series

Eagles Rest in Liangshan (New York University)

Bohao Liu, Producer/Director/Writer

Scripted Series

Our Side (Savannah College of Art and Design)

Emily Dillard, Producer/Writer

Nicola Rinciari, Director/Writer

Two special awards were also announced during the program: The Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship was presented to Taylor University students Chad Veal and Brendan Wallace for their production: 20 Over. The $10,000 scholarship celebrates student storytellers whose work sheds light on people with disabilities and is underwritten by the Loreen Arbus Foundation.

The Seymour Bricker Humanitarian Award, a $4,000 cash prize given to a College Television Award-winning project that best highlights a humanitarian concern, was awarded to New York University’s Eagles Rest in Liangshan by Bohao Liu. This award was created over 20 years ago by the late entertainment attorney Seymour Bricker.

The 41st College Television Awards show is available for VOD viewing HERE.

“Congratulations to all of this year’s winners in television’s most prestigious student competition,” said Cris Abrego, chair of the Television Academy Foundation. “Showcasing the exceptional work of young, diverse talent to help launch careers is a top priority for the Foundation. Our sincerest gratitude to the presenters and sponsors who made this event an unforgettable experience for students.”

The 41st College Television Awards is supported by philanthropists and corporate partners including Creative Artists Agency, Johnny Carson Foundation, Kia America, PEOPLE, Roku, STARZ, The Loreen Arbus Foundation, United Airlines and WarnerMedia.

About the Television Academy Foundation

Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Television Academy Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of television while educating and inspiring those who will shape its future. Through renowned educational and outreach programs, such as The Interviews: An Oral History of Television Project, Student Internship and Fellowship Programs and the Faculty Conference, the Foundation seeks to widen the circle of voices our industry represents and to create more opportunity for television to reflect all of society.

Krishan Narsinghani and Ikue Newson covers uptown magazine and Lexus gala for 360 Magazine

Lexus Uptown Honors

By: Krish Narsinghani

Lexus and Uptown Magazine celebrated a pre-oscars evening with LA’s favorite couples at the Sunset Room in Hollywood. The black-tie event celebrated Black love and honored the industry’s top Film and TV producers, writers, actors and more. 360 Magazine had the chance to cover the red carpet for this post-pandemic dinner with with guests ecstatic to see familiar faces unmasked and glammed out.

Salli (“The Gilded Age” producer/director) and Dondre Whitfield (“Queen Sugar”) were amongst the talent and shared a few words on what the event meant to them and touched on Salli’s current network project.

“All these couples are our friends. It’s good to surround yourselves with other couple who are likeminded. You have to identify who your tribe is. So far, its been one of the best experiences of my life [Guilded Age on HBO]. It’s been life-changing to bring the story to the screen and have this partnership with HBO.”

Whitfield’s pushed the importance for the next generation of women of color, “Be brave. Throw that fear out the window and just go for it.”

The American Black Film Festival GM/President, Nicole Friday, also spoke on celebrating twenty-six years since it’s inception. “Our mission has been about community.. about spreading Black Love but in the artistic way. Showcasing new artists and new voices and continue what we’ve been doing for the last twenty-six years.” Friday told 360 one of her favorite TV shows is Abott Elementary along with excitement for Issa Rae’s upcoming new show Rap Shit to hopefully come to ABFF.

The dinner consisted of a three-course meal and signature cocktails as everyone cheered for the honorees that have been trailblazing the film scene. The new 2022 Lexus NX Hybrid, unveiled a few months prior, was staged fabulously for attendees to view after the awards. Black excellence shined through the evening with a sense of community in the air. Other noteworthy celebrities in attendance included: B. Thompson, Mali Music, Chante Moore, Glozell.

Red Carpet shout-outs can be found here.

About UPTOWN Magazine:

Founded in 2004, UPTOWN is the only luxury lifestyle brand that targets the Affluent African American (AAA) Market. UPTOWN Magazine affords luxury purveyors the broadest access to this highly sought-after audience. Uptown offers both traditional and innovative strategies across multiple platforms including UptownMagazine.com, the interactive website, signature events, and its soon-to-launch digital channel Uptown EXP.

About Lexus:

Lexus’ passion for brave design, imaginative technology, and exhilarating performance enables the luxury lifestyle brand to create amazing experiences for its customers. Lexus began its journey in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since then, Lexus has developed its lineup to meet the needs of global luxury customers in more than 90 countries. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 244 dealers offering a full lineup of luxury vehicles. With six models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers eight F SPORT models and one F performance model. Lexus is committed to being a visionary brand that anticipates the future for luxury customers.

Listen to interviews on red carpet HERE.

Bianchet Tourbillon B1.618 Titanium-Carbon Limited Editions inside 360 MAGAZINE

Bianchet Tourbillon B1.618

Titanium-Carbon Limited Editions

Revealed during Geneva Watch Week at Barton7, Bianchet unveils two new limited editions of the Tourbillon B1.618 Openwork, which unite noble materials with a sporty and technological soul, and reflect the Franco-Italian brand’s statement to define a new essence of style in contemporary watchmaking.

Timeless design principles

By using the iconic Golden Number 1.618 and the work of Italian mathematician Fibonacci as design basis, coupled with a minimalist essential approach to watchmaking construction, Bianchet creates a collection of modern and refined watches, in which beauty and harmony come to the fore. 

Known as “The Divine Proportion,” the Golden Number 1.618, which underlies the beauty of the universe, is found in some of the most harmonious and everlasting creations in art, architecture, music – from Leonardo da Vinci, Le Corbusier, to Debussy – and in nature.

Fascinated by the capacity of the Golden Number, and its timeless design principle, to create beauty and harmony, Bianchet founders have chosen to immortalise its proportions in their horological compositions to build an everlasting legacy.

Italian by design, French in the details 

Created by the Franco-Italian couple Rodolfo and Emmanuelle Festa Bianchet, the brand lays the foundation for its inspiration through its faith in the purity of lines, its passion for contemporary design and architecture, coupled with a pure, intuitive sensibility nourished by Italian roots, and an innate attention to details.

The flowing lines, the sense of colour, the engineering concept behind every Bianchet timepiece are a perfect illustration of the Italian design approach and eagerness to create an object of desire, that is beautiful from its conception to its aesthetic execution. 

The tonneau shape of the case, the openwork design of its movement, the high-end finishing, illustrate the combination of Italian aesthetic sensibility and French sense of detail. Everything within the Tourbillon B1.618 Titanium-Carbon watch expresses refinement, pure lines and a natural sense of balance that makes it a watch of our time for our time.

Crafted with soul

Every Bianchet watch is designed, crafted, produced, and finished by hand entirely in Switzerland, including the strap and buckle. Each person involved in the creation of a Bianchet timepiece, from the founders, designers and craftsmen, to carefully selected partners, put their heart and soul into their work to produce the best of Haute Horlogerie in Switzerland.

The process of making a Bianchet watch is focused as much on quality and aesthetic, as on technical excellence, the main objective being to obtain a perfect balance between form and function. The art of Haute Horlogerie, mainly executed by hand, requires complete undivided attention; a suspended moment in time when the passion of the creator transfers to the object and conveys the highest level of quality.

Conceived for an active lifestyle, the slightly curved carbon & titanium case offers perfect comfort. The union of hand-finished Grade 5 Titanium on the bezel and back, and a light carbon fiber composite with an added titanium powder, which Moiré effect creates unique patterns on every timepiece, is underlined by soft vulcanized rubber seams which bring a sensuous feel. The perfect curves, the lightness and softness sensations, the high-end materials, create a unique horological experience.

Titanium Caliber B1.618

The movement of the Tourbillon B1.618 Openwork is the result of genuine aesthetic research. Conceived from the outset as a skeletonized movement, the Calibre B1.618 is all about a sensation of plumbing untold depths, a feeling accentuated by the curves, whose radii’s progression and interlacing are derived from the Fibonacci sequence. The symmetrical plays off the asymmetrical, in a balance that is natural to the eye, with a harmony that is intrinsic to the Golden Ratio.

Crafted from grade 5 titanium, that only master watchmakers are able to harness, the calibre B1.618 is able to withstand shocks of up to 6000G in all positions. The superposition of titanium arches and curves, in various shades of black, the floating skeletonized flanges which adorn the movement, play with light and transparency to create a sculptural architecture that is both strong and ethereal.


The tourbillon cage, the main plate and bridges, are all crafted from titanium and finished by hand, using mineral sands and natural fibres. Every wheel of the B1.618 gear-train is decorated by hand and coated with rhodium – today the most prestigious and expensive metal on earth.

Contemporary Haute Horlogerie

Thanks to peerless Haute Horlogerie techniques and the use of noble materials, featuring a sporty and technological soul, Bianchet timepiece collection reinterprets mechanical art in contemporary high-horology.

Uniting the sensory, cultural, mathematical, and mechanical, the new Tourbillon B1.618 Openwork Titanium-Carbon limited editions feature a hand-finished case in Grade 5 Titanium on the bezel and back, mixed with a light carbon fiber composite infused with a titanium powder, stylishly signed with two soft colorful rubber seams.

1.618 by Bianchet

Focused on re-engineering a timepiece by applying the Golden Ratio to contemporary watchmaking, Bianchet breaks free from the classical and traditional culture with which the iconic number 1.618 has generally been associated, and applies the Golden Ratio to a modern conception, using the materials, manufacturing techniques and performances of today, in the respect of centuries of high horology know-how.

Limited to 21 pieces each, the new Tourbillon B1.618 Openwork titanium-carbon blue and green editions stand as a modern and timeless testament to beauty in watchmaking, and bring a sporty-chic Haute Horlogerie timepiece to refined watch lovers in search of a unique horological experience.

Main characteristics

Weight: 48 grams

Power reserve: 105 hours (+/-10%)

Shock resistance: 6000 G

Water resistance:  50 metres (5 ATM)

Entirely made in Switzerland

Guarantee: 5 years

Authenticity Certificate registered on the Swiss blockchain

Case

Grade 5 titanium and carbon composite infused with titanium powder

Crown: Grade 5 titanium

Finished by hand

Sapphire crystal with antireflective coating, case front and case back 

Case dimensions: 43 x 50 x 13 mm

Strap & Buckle

Organic vulcanised rubber 

Folding clasp in grade 5 titanium

Calibre B1.618 

Tourbillon 60 seconds – hand wound

Frequency: 3hz – 21,600 vph

Variable inertia balance wheel with 4 gold inertia blocks

Tourbillon cage, main plate and bridges in grade 5 titanium

Rhodium coated wheels with hand finishing

Bridges: sandblasted, satin-brushed, hand polish beveling & black DLC finish

Price: 55’000 CHF (excl. taxes)

Blue limited edition: 21 pieces

Green limited edition: 21 pieces

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Vellum LA inside 360 MAGAZINE about NFT

VELLUM LA – NFT ART

Vellum LA, Los Angeles’s premier art gallery for NFT-backed digital art, has done a remarkable job bringing together a traditionally digital community in-person, uniting collectors and NFT-enthusiasts at their space on Melrose. Now, in pursuit of furthering their outreach and expanding their impact, the gallery has partnered with Artsy, the leading global online art marketplace, to present a truly unique collection of works that benefit Girls Who Code.

Curated by Artist and Writer Mieke Marple and Vellum LA’s Sinziana Velicescu, Artists Who Code is a selection of NFT backed generative artworks by women and non-binary artists. Responding to the public perception of the NFT world as a male-dominated space, the exhibition foregrounds the central role and major impact women and nonbinary creators have in digital art and technology.

Using generative art techniques such as AI and algorithms as empowering tools, the show explores the realm of possibilities for a new language in the realm of digital art and beyond.

Featuring works by Morehshin Allahyari, Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, IX Shells, Sofia Crespo, LIA, Marjan Moghaddam, Helena Sarin, Anne Spalter, Alida Sun, Ellie Pritts, and more, this group exhibition sits at the intersection of innovation and outreach, bringing together feats of personal accomplishment and furthering the NFT field as a whole.

In pursuit of true community building and honor of Women’s History Month, a portion of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the non-profit Girls Who Code, in line with Artsy’s mission to empower women and non-binary creators during women’s history month.

*Image Credit: Art by Ellie Pritts

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