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Gucci Pet

The House introduces Gucci Pet Collection —a wide-ranging selection of items designed for dogs and cats that combines high-quality materials and craftsmanship with innovation, and many of the House’s signature motifs. The new line continues the narrative of surprise and delight behind Gucci Lifestyle, launched in September 2021 and inspired by a cabinet of curiosities—a place that could accommodate all of the fine, well-crafted that, while part of everyday life, still give off a magical and wonderful aura.

The offering includes collars and harnesses in plain leather, GG canvas, Web stripe, or the Herbarium or all-over geometric G print, and embellished with details like the Interlocking G logo or studs. Leashes in varying lengths and widths, bag holders, and Air Tag cases, are all available in the same materials and motifs to coordinate or mix and match. Within a selection of items that also serve as design pieces for the home are Made-to-Order miniature couches on which pets can lounge, feeding bowls with various House prints, cloches to cover bowls with, hard-sided cases with removable ceramic bowls and handles for easy transport as well as coordinated feeding mats. For pets who travel often, comfortable carriers in GG canvas are also part of the mix. Apparel includes polos, T-shirts, knitwear, and coats, distinguished by a vibrant palette and playful, signature motifs like all-over strawberries and hearts to Interlocking Gs and the classic monogram, also seen in the House’s ready-to-wear, creating opportunities for matching looks.

In line with the House’s commitment to sustainability, the Gucci Pet Collection includes items in recycled polyester, recycled cotton or Demetra — Gucci’s groundbreaking material that was unveiled in June 2021 after two years of in-House research and development. Demetra combines quality, softness, and durability with an eco-friendly ethos and is made from animal-free raw materials that are primarily from renewable and bio-based sources. Created from the House’s desire to explore and innovate materials for the future, Demetra is manufactured entirely in a Gucci factory in Italy using the same expertise and processes for tanning that give the material its pliable and resilient performance with a supple finish.

The new category is unveiled through a campaign with art direction and photography by Max Siedentopf. Infused with a retro-inspired, dream-like patina, a playful cast of dogs and cats of various types and sizes, wearing pieces from the new collection, are set against clean and colorful backgrounds that allow each animal’s personality to shine, inspired by the House’s underlying vision of individuality.

Credits:

Creative Director: Alessandro Michele

Art Director & photographer: Max Siedentopf

About Gucci

Founded in Florence in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury fashion brands. As the House marks its 100th Anniversary under the Creative Direction of Alessandro Michele, with Marco Bizzarri as President and Chief Executive, Gucci moves forward into the coming decades with an ongoing commitment in redefining luxury, while celebrating the creativity, innovation and Italian craftsmanship at the core of its values.

Gucci is part of the global luxury group Kering, which manages the development of a series of renowned Maisons in fashion, leather goods, jewelry and watches.

For further information about Gucci visit www.gucci.com.

adidas x Gucci via 360 MAGAZINE

ADIDAS × GUCCI

The highly anticipated collection envisioned by Creative Director Alessandro Michele featured in a new campaign

For the launch, Alessandro Michele has envisioned a campaign that takes inspiration directly from an archival 1979 adidas catalogue. To animate the concept, a gridded template showcases a variety of moving imagery captured by Carlijn Jacobs. Against brightly colored backdrops, models stretch, run, or dance in place to a soundtrack of pensive phrases such as, “When your thoughts become reality, you understand what magic is.”

Originally debuting on the Exquisite Gucci runway, a mirror-filled space
where historic emblems multiplied and metamorphized across sartorial streetwear, the first adidas x Gucci collection expands on the creative concept founded on an affinity for three stripes. Revealed in a lookbook released last month, the cross-category selection portrays the kaleidoscopic aesthetic of Alessandro Michele by mixing the codes of the House with those of the historic sportswear brand, and consequentially those of high fashion and streetwear.

The assemblage plays out across women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, as well as on bags, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and lifestyle pieces. Throughout the selection, the GG monogram and Interlocking G mix with the adidas Trefoil in colorful prints, as well as on jacquard fabrics; while the red and green Web of Gucci complements the three stripes of adidas. Pushing the collection further into hybridized territory, ready-to-wear pieces echo the sporting attire of decades past while portraying an undeniable contemporary character. Additionally, conventionally formal pieces like leather heels, suede loafers, and silk scarves are marked with casual codes. Beyond the standard selection, the expansive offering also includes some lifestyle items including a golf bag in two different variations, a nod to the House’s heritage in leisure products.

THE POP

Gucci announces the arrival of a brand new series of Gucci Pop-Ups and Pop-Ins, the ephemeral stores providing a captivating shopping experience, dedicated to the adidas x Gucci collection starting from June 7.

Showcasing the products in an immersive, dedicated environment which reflects Gucci’s unconventional approach to luxury fashion, the initiative is aimed at connecting and engaging with clients over the world and their surrounding communities. In addition to the adidas x Gucci pop-ups, Gucci will also open dedicated pop-in locations within existing stores including: Los Angeles Melrose, New York Wooster Street and Fifth Avenue, Gucci East Hampton, Miami’s Aventura Mall, Chicago Michigan Ave, Houston Galleria, Atlanta Lenox, and Holt Renfrew Toronto Yorkdale.

adidas x Gucci merges the emblems of the House with those of the iconic sportswear brand. Anticipated by the first adidas x Gucci lookbook, the collection expands on the sartorial streetwear creations that debuted on the runway with a spectrum of sport-inspired pieces, distinguished by the same retro aesthetics of the show. With the heritage of both brands encoded in a trio of lines, a fixation on stripes plays out across ready-to-wear and accessories including Gucci’s own take on the famous adidas Gazelle sneaker.

*All paper and cardboard come from sustainably managed forest sources, and an uncoated paper has been used to ensure it is fully recyclable. In addition, shopping bag handles are made of 100% recycled polyester while pouches and suit carriers are made of a mix of regenerated cotton and recycled polyester. Reflecting a shared commitment to innovation, progress, sustainability goals, and collective action, the collection features multiple pieces crafted with future-conscious material fabrications including polyester, cotton, and viscose. Furthermore, each piece comes with special packaging that features the adidas x Gucci logo and that was strategically designed to reduce environmental impact.

**The collection will be distributed through designated stores, online on Gucci.com and through ephemeral Gucci Pop-Ups, where the spaces will be decorated with one of the geometric prints found in the offering. A dedicated product selection will also be available.

***Photos courtesy of Gucci

Rebus jewelry via Olga Gonzalez (Pietra PR) by 360 Magazine

Rebus: Los Angeles Trunk Show

Honoring the preservation of hand engraving and metalsmithing techniques, Rebus offers exquisite one-of-a-kind signet ring, pendant, and cufflink designs. Manifesting the vision of each client into wearable luxury, Rebus renders meaningful initials, symbols and images into precious metal and gemstones. This June, the award-winning Hatton-Garden team will be hosting its fifth trunk show in the United States, at the glamorous London West Hollywood Hotel at Beverly Hills, from Friday June 10 – Sunday June 12, 2022.

Emmet Smith, Founder of Rebus, says, “All our products are individually handmade in our highly regarded London workshop. The trunk show will give us an opportunity to showcase our jewelry in person, demonstrating the highly skilled techniques we employ, as we will have one of our master engravers in attendance. We enjoy collaborating with and supporting customers to help them achieve their design objectives, creating something valued and desirable to be enjoyed for a lifetime.”

The London workshop is renowned for its reverse carved signet rings, elegant for every day wear, which double as signature wax seals for handwritten correspondence. Whether looking to self-purchase, gift another, commemorate a loved one, or create rings together, the design journey with Rebus is distinct and personal. Private consultations offer a chance to meet with signet ring experts Rachel Constantine and Merryn Milton, to browse the company’s feature collection. In addition, Matthew Hart, one of Rebus’ master engravers, will be present to demonstrate traditional hand engraving techniques. Each private appointment will offer an opportunity to try on a variety of jewelry styles, metals, shapes, sizes, and browse gemstone options. In addition, the Rebus team will work with clients on bespoke imagery or monogram designs. Every Rebus commission is handcrafted in the London workshop, then delivered to the US.

“It will be a pleasure to meet customers in person and work with them to explore ideas and offer advice on how to best to achieve their style aspirations,” says Rachel Constantine, Marketing Director for Rebus. “Our products are considered investment pieces, appreciated equally by lovers of craft and classic style, and also those that prefer cutting edge fashion.”

For more information about Rebus, visit HERE. To learn more about the Los Angeles Trunk show, and to schedule an in-person consultation, book online HERE. For trunk show questions, email Rachel Constantine at Rachel@rebussignetrings.co.uk or call +44 (0) 20 7405 5188. For press inquiries, contact Pietra Communications at info@pietrapr.com or call 212-913-9761.

About Rebus

Rebus is the UK’s premier creator of hand-crafted signet rings. The company was founded by Emmet Smith in 2005 as a department within R.H. Wilkins, the renowned engravers based in London’s Hatton Garden. The Rebus team is made up of award-winning hand engravers and goldsmiths, all with a heartfelt commitment to beautiful engraving using traditional hand tools. Over the years, R.H. Wilkins and the Rebus team have won over twenty awards, and it is a tradition to have two apprentices at any time who are indentured through Goldsmiths’ Hall.

Rebus jewelry via Olga Gonzalez (Pietra PR) by 360 Magazine
Visit https://rebussignetrings.co.uk/ for further information.
CYNTHIA ERIVO IN ROBERTO COIN LOOKING RED HOT AT THE 2002 MET GALA via 360 magazine and KINNEY + KINSELLA

MET GALA: Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo at The Met Gala wearing Roberto Coin jewelry valued at $436,000 and Louis Vuitton Dress

As the Met Gala returns to the first Monday in May, “Fashions Biggest Night Out” certainly didn’t disappoint. The fearless fashion icon Cynthia Erivo was red hot in her 327-carat Fire Opal and 40-carat Diamond Choker ($140,000.00) from Roberto Coin. The necklace was created exclusively for Cynthia for the “Guilded Age” theme of the evening.

In addition, she was wearing the Diamond and Emerald Snake Bangle ($71,000.00), Dahlia Cento Diamond Bracelet ($130,000.00), Marquesa Diamond Bracelet ($12,800.00), Fiore Couture Cento Diamond Ring ($15,280.00), Pink Sapphire and Cento Diamond Band ($38,000.00), Rosette Cento Diamond Ring, ($8,920.00), Dolce 3-stone Cento Pear-shaped Diamond Ring ($14,740.00), Diamond Princess Tassel Ring ($5,250).

For more information on the Roberto Coin jewelry, please go HERE.

ABOUT ROBERTO COIN

Roberto Coin has been an icon in the jewelry industry for more than 30 years. His designs include his signature Appassionata Collection, the new Pois Moi Collection and the Roberto Coin Cento Diamond Collection. His collection is available in Roberto Coin Boutiques and over 400 stores nationwide including guild jewelry and specialty stores.

Since 1977 Venetian jewelry designer, Roberto Coin, has devoted his life to a passion for innovative design, based on a deep knowledge of Italian art and craftsmanship tradition. Finding inspiration in the most unlikely of places, experimenting with light, texture, color and pattern, Coin’s style is ever evolving. His diverse collection, designed to fit every woman’s uniqueness, is defined by a common thread—a thoughtful balance of elegance and creativity. Included in every piece of Roberto Coin jewelry is his signature ruby. The ruby symbolizes peace, prosperity and happiness and is a special wish from the designer.

*Images courtesy of Getty × Katie Kinsella

Jewelry trends article via 360 magazine

Top Jewelry Trends You Definitely Should Follow in 2022

For the last year or two, minimalism was dominating all areas of style and fashion. Minimalistic clothes, minimalistic hairstyles, minimalistic accessories, and even minimalistic interior design. However, the time of moderation and temperance seems to be over. In 2022, fashion goes wild. You are allowed to wear whatever you want and style it whatever way you like. 

No doubt, this rebel wave has its influence on jewelry too. The extensive layering, combination of gold and silver, bizarre and fancy shapes are only a part of it. The most recent spring/summer runway shows prove that jewelry is now becoming not just a cute accessory but a full-fledged way to express yourself. Here are the most popular trends for 2022 that the world of fashion can offer for now.

Trend #1: Bulky gold chains

They say “the more the better” and in 2022 this phrase can definitely be applied to gold chains. For example, the Hermès and Off-white runways had beautiful examples of large (and we mean it) golden chains, both as a single item and layered with other even larger pieces of jewelry. It looks like it came right from the 90s, so fashion is indeed cyclical.

If you don’t like the designs offered by brands, you can opt for a custom gold chain that you can make even from your own gold. To make it happen, you don’t even need to buy a whole bullion since the gold shot will be just fine. It’s cheaper than normal gold bullion and most jewelers use exactly this form of gold for their work.

Trend #2: Playful colors and shapes

Speaking about going back to the 90s. Nostalgia is a powerful tool that can be used in many ways including setting up fashion trends. In 2022, nostalgia brought us back to our childhood and allowed us to be as cheerful and lively as ever. Somehow, we are now back in 2000 with its vibrant and bright colors, chunky shapes, fancy designs, and enamel. Yes, the enamel is back and we love it. Besides, with the recent pandemic and constant restrictions, it’s obvious that everyday life could lack a spark of joy. Playful jewelry is a nice way to add colors to your days and get more positive emotions.

Trend #3: Silver is the new gold

Yes, chunky gold chains are trendy, but silver continues to win the minds of people. There are some good reasons for it. First of all, silver has the same rich shining as gold but creates a more lightweight look. Secondly, it’s a perfect metal to wear every day with casual clothes. Eventually, silver is way more affordable than gold. So if you are team silver, it’s your showtime. If you are team gold, you can try mixing metals and adding layers to your usual jewelry.

Trend #4: Eye-catching earrings

Chains and rings are not the only pieces of jewelry that got chunkier in 2022. You can also add a colorful accent to your ears. It’s a nice homage to the style of the 70s with its bright colors and vintage inspiration. Since every designer is experimenting, you can find all kinds of shapes and sizes, from large metal hoops to extra-large chains with dozens of precious stones on them. Everything is good in 2022 until it’s big and shiny enough to be seen from afar.

Trend #5: Body chains

If you think that we are done with chains, we are not. Necklaces are not the only option to decorate yourself. Body chains can be an impressive way to manifest your style and message. You can put a nice waist chain to highlight a beautiful crop top or put an Agent Provocateur-like chain dress and barely anything else—the choice is yours. Just be sure that you are comfortable with this type of jewelry.

To sum it all up

In 2022, the fashion becomes wilder and jewelry follows suit. It’s hard to surprise anyone with bulky bracelets or neon-green chokers. And something tells us that it’s not even close to the limit. We mentioned only five ways you can keep up with the trend, but to be honest, it barely matters. As we already said, fashion rules are not as strict as they used to be, so go with your heart and wear whatever resonates with your soul the most.

BGD-565 via MC Saatchi for use by 360 Magazine

New Casio Baby-G Watch

Casio G-SHOCK unveils the latest additions to its BABY-G collection with the release of the BGD565 series. The lineup includes four all-new, monochromatic models arriving with updated slimmed-down cases, while still upholding the absolute toughness the brand is known for.

Just in time for Spring, the new series arrives in a variety of simple yet sleek colorways, including the all-black BGD565-1, the pale pink BGD565-4, the all-white BGD565-7 and the 90’s-inspired translucent case and band of the BGD565S-7. These latest watches arrive in a slimmer silhouette, down from 12.5mm of the previous models to 11.3mm for these, offering a more compact, lightweight option.  

The new timepieces also come equipped with standard G-SHOCK features, such as:  

●           Shock Resistance

●           100M Water Resistance

●           2 Year Battery Life

●           EL Backlight

●           Multi-function Alarm

●           1/100th sec Stopwatch

●           1-sec Countdown Timer (24Hr), Auto Repeat

●           Full Auto Calendar

●           Flash Alert

The BGD565-1, BGD565-4, and BGD565-7 will sell for $79 each, with the BGD565S-7 selling for $89. The new designs will be available for purchase starting this April at select jewelers, baby-g.com, and the G-SHOCK Soho store. 

About BABY-G

Casio’s female timepiece brand, BABY-G, was created as a counterpart to its “big brother” G-SHOCK in 1994. The brand exemplifies the meeting of fashion and function for the vibrant, active woman with watches that are stylish, bold, tough and chic. Equipped with the same great functionality that G-SHOCK is known for, BABY-G timepieces are shock and water-resistant with multiple daily alarms and stopwatch functions.

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Gucci Watchmaking Fiftieth Anniversary

Half a century ago in 1972, in the watchmaking heartland of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Gucci Swiss Timepieces presented the world with a new horological design proposition—watches combining unparalleled Swiss technical know-how with the best in Italian design. In 2021, Gucci made its long-awaited debut in high watchmaking with a series of Swiss-made designs showcasing technological flair, elevated materials, and unique decorative artistry. Now, to mark the 50th anniversary of Gucci Swiss Timepieces, the House celebrates its next bold step into this mesmerizing universe.

Gucci Wonderland

In 2022, Gucci presents its second high watchmaking collection at the Gucci Wonderland event in Geneva. The mood of this kaleidoscopic collection is inspired by a magical fairground, where the most refined watchmaking complications appear alongside rainbow-like gems and celestial wonders. Entering this enchanted universe is like being catapulted onto a thrilling series of roller-coaster rides. Three new Gucci-designed watch movements are revealed:

Gucci 25H Skeleton Tourbillon: With its impossibly sleek, 8mm-thick case and captivating see-through dial, the Gucci 25H Skeleton Tourbillon arrives with a new Gucci-exclusive caliber flying tourbillon. Because the watch is designed around movement, it creates a fantastic illusion of the mechanics floating above the brushed and polished titanium bridges that cross the base of the dial. With skeleton hands adding a subtle layering effect, the Gucci 25H Skeleton Tourbillon is a feat of craft, style, and extraordinary skill, announced by a flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock. This complication regulates timekeeping while its sparse technical design adds a contemporary, decorative touch. Created in 100% recycled gold—in white and yellow bracelet variations—and in slate-grey titanium with a rubber strap, the Gucci 25H Skeleton Tourbillon becomes a retro-futuristic time machine for the wrist.

G-Timeless Planetarium: A pioneering addition to the high watchmaking genre, with its halo of 12 princess-set gemstones circling the dial, the G-Timeless Planetarium shines a precious light on time’s ever-changing view. It also conceals a showstopping power: the gem-set wheel is activated at the touch of a button, rotating around the dial in a gala of light. This delightful on-off control is made possible by a groundbreaking invention: the Dancing Hours Flying Tourbillon, a new Gucci-exclusive caliber with a hypnotic diamond star at its center. The arrow-shaped watch hands pay homage to high watchmaking’s heritage of fine technical detail, while each turn of the dial is a playful reminder of Gucci Swiss Timepieces’ dynamic fusion of new technology and timeless Italian style. The G-Timeless Planetarium is offered in white, rose, or yellow-gold variations with its rotating wheel of green tsavorite, blue tanzanite, or yellow beryl gemstones.

G-Timeless Moonlight: Gucci takes the carnival of time to the skies with the G-Timeless Moonlight. On the dial, a beautifully decorated moon waxes from a gleaming silver crescent to a pearlescent whole before beginning its celestial journey all over again. Created around the new, Gucci caliber GGV838.MP, the sheer technological precision of the G-Timeless Moonlight allows it to dictate its own time, following the 29.5-day lunar month. A feat of high watchmaking excellence, this timepiece only needs to be adjusted every 360 years. It is presented in pink gold and white gold, with a natural meteorite dial, where fairground planets spin and stellar diamonds shine. 

G-Timeless Dancing Bees

In 2022, Gucci presents new diamond-set additions to its family of G-Timeless Dancing Bees tourbillon timepieces. In homage to historical en-tremblant jewelry styles, where jewels were exquisitely engineered to move in rhythm with the wearer, 12 bees shimmer around the diamond-set dial as the wrist moves. Experimenting further, master craftsmen have heightened the natural, glossy sheen of two rare opal varieties—pink and green—to form rectangular ‘bricks’, from which they have created a miniature chevron pattern on a mother-of-pearl dial. The natural markings of the opals render each dial design unique, while the mirrored caseback allows a personal message to be engraved. Each G-Timeless Dancing Bees marquetry edition is presented either in white-gold and yellow-gold bracelet or in alligator straps variations. 

50 Years of Visionary Watch Design

To celebrate 50 years of Gucci Swiss watchmaking, Gucci Wonderland presents, for the first time, a journey through five unparalleled decades of Italian-born, Swiss-made design. For the very first time, the House has assembled a treasure-trove of modern-era watch creations, from the curious desk-clocks and watch diaries of the 1950s, to the handbag watches of the 1960s and semi-precious stone bangle watches of the 1970s. The golden ‘floating’ penny-dial watches of the 1980s, with circular dial designs in the House’s red and green palette with luxurious lizard leather straps, are a strong reminder of how, through every era, Gucci has seamlessly translated its classic fashion motifs into stylish watch designs. Iconic equestrian symbols, for instance, appear through decades of Gucci watch design in various creative guises. The futuristic 1990s steel watches, some with diamond-encrusted ‘G’ cases, illuminate the House’s pioneering move into fashion watches created with precious decoration and technical artistry. This very special Geneva exhibition underlines the Florentine luxury House’s visionary influence on watch design, from 1970 to the present day.

Gucci 25H 

Three new 30mm Gucci 25H quartz models are offered: stainless steel, stainless steel and gold plated, with a dazzling diamond dial design. 

Also revealed are two gender-neutral Gucci 25H glass dial designs in 38mm quartz variations. Whether in turquoise-blue or pink glass, each dial is designed to light up the wrist with a ray of opalescent color that changes tone with the light. 

Another dynamic, color-coded Gucci 25H design blends pink, blue, and green aluminum with a pink-brass dial. The caseback also reveals a very special touch—the Gucci exclusive caliber decorated with a special wave pattern.

G-Timeless

The G-Timeless with bee motif arrives in new editions, in 32mm and 38mm dial varieties, with a quartz or automatic movement and an 18kt yellow-gold, steel, or bi-metal case. The subtle dial decoration is offset by vibrant material mixes so that light reflects across the metal finishes. Designs include sun-brushed silver and gold dial options, as well as pink lacquer and black onyx dials. The black onyx dials form a dramatic, semi-precious backdrop of 15 golden bees, while the sun-brushed golden dials are accented with harmonious yellow-gold bee motifs. Case and strap variations include all-steel, all-yellow-gold, or bi-color yellow-gold and steel. Each dial is emblazoned with Gucci bees. 

Gucci Dive

A seriously sporty timepiece, the Gucci Dive is reinvented with bio-based materials, housing a Swiss automatic movement with 200m water resistance. Three new designs are presented, each with a case and strap in a new rubber-like material created from plant substances including oil and corn. The Gucci Dive is offered in matte white, aquamarine, and natural moss green.

Grip

In 2022, the signature Grip appears with a highly contemporary yellow-gold PVD dial case, in 27 or 38mm. With its warm, 1970s vibe heightened by an elegant black alligator strap, this new iteration blends eras of style.

MR-G SERIES

G-SHOCK EXPANDS PINNACLE MR-G SERIES WITH NEW MODELS IN THE CLASSIC SQUARE SHAPE OF THE FIRST EVER G-SHOCK

Premium Timepieces Feature 25 Individually Polished Components Assembled Precisely for a Timepiece that Showcases Craftsmanship

Casio introduces the newest additions to its pinnacle G-SHOCK MR-G lineup with the launch of the MRGB5000 series. With the new models, the MRGB5000D-1 and MRGB5000B-1, the trademark square shape of the original G-SHOCK DW5000 is elevated to provide shock resistance with the addition of premium materials and the artisan craftsmanship and quality that the MR-G series represents. The enhanced bezel and case have been constructed of 25 individual components with Sallaz polishing applied to each part prior to assembly, giving the watches a stunning, elegant finish.

The new MRGB5000 models pay homage to the original G-SHOCK, DW5000C, by retaining the iconic brick pattern and red outline of the original G-SHOCK dial design. The MRGB5000B-1 is crafted with a DLC coating on the case and band to deliver enhanced wear resistance and a sleek, all-black look that pays tribute to G-SHOCK’s signature brand color. Gold-colored ion plating on the buttons and screw-lock case back evoke the refinement of the MR-G series as well. The silver-colored MRGB5000D-1 is made with a titanium carbide finish to enhance the beauty of its bezel and band.

The bezels of the new timepieces are made from premium materials, such as COBARION, a cobalt-chrome alloy that is four times harder than titanium and is part of a 25-piece Multi-Guard Structure, specifically developed for the MRGB5000, to protect the module with superior shock-absorption by incorporating flat springs and resin buffers between the components of the watch. Additionally, Ti64 is used for the case and the band employs DAT55G, a titanium alloy about three times harder than pure titanium to further enhance the absolute toughness of the models.

In addition, the MRGB5000D-1 and MRGB5000B-1 boast premium G-SHOCK technical features including Bluetooth® functionality that allows the watch to be connected to a smartphone via the CASIO Watches app, MULTIBAND 6 Atomic Timekeeping, Tough Solar Charging, Super LED illumination, and more.

As part of the release, G-SHOCK has unveiled an exclusive collection page taking consumers through the features, which can be viewed HERE.

The new timepieces also come equipped with G-SHOCK technology including:

  • Shock Resistance
  • 200M Water Resistance
  • Sapphire Crystal
  • LED (Super LED)
  • 1 Sec. Timer (24Hr)
  • 5 Daily Alarms
  • Full Auto Calendar
  • World Time (39 Cities)

The MRGB5000D-1 will retail for $3,500 and the MRGB5000B-1 will retail for $4,000. Both models will be available for purchase this March at select G-SHOCK retailers, the G-SHOCK Soho Store and gshock.com.

G-Shock x Rubik's Cube via MC Saatchi Entertainment for use by 360 Magazine

G-Shock × Rubik’s Cube

Casio announces a new addition to its lineup of G-SHOCK shock-resistant watches with the launch of a limited-edition model created in collaboration with the makers of Rubik’s Cube. The all-new GAE2100RC-1A, arriving in the popular octagonal shape of the GA2100, features an interchangeable bezel and a multi-color design that draws inspiration from the nostalgia of the Rubik’s Cube. 

The new GAE2100RC-1A represents the colors found on the Rubik’s Cube with red, blue, and yellow on the dial, an orange buckle, and a green band loop. While the core watch features a matte black bezel, it also comes with an interchangeable white bezel with green and orange accents. The custom stainless-steel case back of the limited edition GAE2100RC-1A is engraved with both the Rubik’s Cube and G-SHOCK logos and comes with special packaging that embodies the colors and shape of the iconic Rubik’s Cube game. 

Staying true to its GA2100 base model, the GAE2100RC-1A features a standout octagonal bezel and thin 11.8mm case featuring a Carbon Core Guard structure for lightweight durability, as well as a dual super illuminator LED light. The new model comes equipped with G-SHOCK shock resistance, 200M water resistance, 1/100-sec stopwatch, world time, 5 alarms, and 3-year battery life.  

The GAE2100RC-1A will retail for $150 and will be available for purchase beginning February 18 at select G-SHOCK retailers, the G-SHOCK Soho Store, and their website.

Ethical Pieces from New Luxury Brand

Jewelry Brand Spotlights Rarity and Transparency

Since the dawn of civilization, literally since biblical times, people have worn jewelry as symbols of wealth, status, and love. Ancient royalty all the way through today’s luxury brands, value a prized piece based on the rarity of the gemstones and the metal which serves as its stage.

In recent decades, our attention has expanded beyond the beauty of the jewelry. Today, we want to know the origins of the materials, the transparency of the gemstones, the sustainability of the manufacturing process, and the welfare of the workers.  It has become as important as the rarity and value of the collection itself.

A New Narrative in Traceability

Luxury jewelry brand Holy Gems has been setting a new standard in the jewelry industry through a rigorous transparency process that begins at the stage of mining. Shefa, the parent company founded in 1999, is the first and only mining company focused on the exploration of precious gems in Israel and exclusively holds all the existing rights, permits and licenses issued to date by the State of Israel for the exploration and mining of gems in the country. CEO Tali Shalem has made it her mission to ensure the highest levels of transparency. This includes adhering to the strictest international guidelines regarding the working conditions in the mines where the Holy Gems gemstones are unearthed. Workers’ rights are preserved in accordance with the strict labor laws, and the company prides itself on integrating and diversifying its manpower, regardless of religion, race, or gender.

Each piece of jewelry from the Holy Gems collection is certified by a member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisals and is authorized by the European Gemological Laboratory (EGL). The purchaser is presented with a Jewelry Identification & Grading Report which includes all the natural properties of the gems inlaid in the piece.

The Holy Gems Collection

The collection features 101 one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry set including a beautiful Sapphire in colors of deep blue to green, a Garnet in sensual red to burgundy, brilliant black Spinel, and Carmel-Sapphire which was once thought to exist only in outer space. Michaella Taub, head jewelry designer, creates distinctive pieces that are brought to life by jewelers who specialize in quality and craftsmanship. 

Luxury jewelry brands have a long-standing relationship with sapphires. Holy Land Sapphires are composed of the same mineralogical properties as regular sapphire and are available in a range of colors from deep mysterious blue to prosperous olive green.

Holy Land Garnets are composed mainly of the mineralogical properties of “pyrope” garnets, and are available in colors ranging from eternal brown-amber to passionate red.

Gem quality Spinel has long been used for Jewelry, including in the British and the French Crown Jewels. Spinel is the magnesium/aluminum member of the larger spinel group of minerals. The most famous Spinel gemstones (mistakenly defined as Ruby) are the “Black Prince’s Ruby” and the “Timur Ruby” in the British Crown Jewels.