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From the front cover: Vhernier Abbraccio diamond earrings in 18K rose gold, 0.62ct. $12,750. Emerald-cut diamond necklace in 14K yellow gold, 10.36ct. $32,200. Diamond link necklace in 18K yellow gold, 16.37ct. $36,800. Assorted Hulchi Belluni Cubini rings in 18K gold with diamonds. Starting at $3,195. Diamond link bracelet in 18K yellow gold, 19.60ct. $39,325. Diamond link bracelet in 18K yellow gold, 8.38ct. $23,500. Oval diamond eternity band in 18K yellow gold, 4.66ct. $24,150. Mixed-shape diamond eternity band in 18K yellow gold, 2.77ct. $10,825. Round diamond eternity band in 18K yellow gold, 5.31ct. $28,750. Pavé diamond stretch bracelet in 18K yellow gold, 10.56ct. $25,500. Pre-owned Rolex Datejust in stainless steel and 18K yellow gold, 36mm.
A NEW BEGINNING We know how fortunate we are to play an important role in the most celebratory moments of your lives. W
elcome to King Jewelers Magazine , where it’s an honor to share our passion for the fin- est jewelry, diamonds, and timepieces. For more than 110 years, our family has been here to help celebrate life’s special moments. These past few years, we’ve all learned to love more and appre- ciate the important things in life. When we cel- ebrate our loved ones, we give a special part of ourselves; when we celebrate our time, we ap- preciate the moment and today.
We remain honored to serve you with our signature collections, luxury brands, concierge amenities, custom designs, and expert services. As ever, we are committed to maintaining our reputation for high standards of integrity and dedication to serving our customers. We invite you to celebrate with our family and make mem- ories that will last a lifetime.
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Roberto Coin Designer Gold
Roberto Coin Polished and Fluted Fine Paperclip Chain $1,850
Hulchi Belluni Cubini Ring $4,932
Paperclip Necklace $3,700
18 EXQUISITE MASTERPIECES More than just spectacular
51 PRE-OWNED WATCH SPOTLIGHT Our latest arrivals. 53 NASHVILLE PREDATORS Our annual sponsorship & support.
3 A NEW BEGINNING Welcome to King Jewelers Magazine
jewelry, these unique designs are pure art.
21 BAND GLAM The classic evolution of the wedding band.
14 ENGAGING PROPOSITION
Amor Vincit Omnia. “Love Conquers All.”
56 CARPE SECUNDUM The new Porsche GT3 62 SEASON TO CELEBRATE Holiday gift ideas
22 CONTEMPORARY BRILLIANCE Fancy-shape diamond jewelry for all occasions.
Soft hand-engravings turn into elegant and iconic works of art.
Saves the seas with Prospex.
28 LEIPER’S FORK DISTILLERY Authentic small batch whiskey. 32 EVERYDAY DIAMONDS Not just for special occasions. 34 IWC TOP GUN Lovers of ceramic watches — and all things military — take notice! 36 PEARLS ADD LUSTRE Pearls are dominating the latest designs in both fine and high jewelry. 40 GURHAN AND GOLD Award-winning international jewelry designer, Gurhan Orhan. 46 DIAMOND HOOP DREAMS Our top ten favorites. 48 TUDOR A new range of pure sports models.
IWC Big Pilot’s Perpetual Calendar $32,800
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“ONCE I DREAMED TO BECOME THE FASTEST DRIVER. TODAY, I AM A DRIVER OF CHANGE. I AM A BIG PILOT.”
LEWIS HAMILTON, 7 TIME FORMULA 1 TM WORLD CHAMPION
THE BIG PILOT.
BIG PILOT’S WATCH 43
Bold, iconic and genuine: The Big Pilot’s Watch is the timepiece of choice for individuals driven by passion, purpose and a desire to create. For the first time, IWC’s most essential aviator’s watch is available in a 43-millimetre case, combining the purity of the original cockpit instrument design with superior ergonomics and pronounced versatility.
Fifty Fathoms COLLECTION
RAISE AWARENESS, TRANSMIT OUR PASSION, HELP PROTECT THE OCEAN www.blancpain-ocean-commitment.com
Stunning 9.30ct round diamond engagement ring in platinum.
Exceptional 8.47ct oval diamond engagement ring in platinum.
Amor Vincit Omnia. “Love Conquers All.” The Roman poet Virgil wrote those famous words in 37 B.C., and they are as meaningful today as the day they were written.
Exquisite 10.56ct asscher diamond engagement ring in platinum.
A collection of Kwiat Cushion diamond engagement rings.
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Round brilliant-cut diamond stud earrings in platinum, 8.03ct. Oval diamond riviera necklace in platinum, 36.46ct. Right hand: Oval diamond solitaire engagement ring in platinum, 11.30ct. Right wrist top: Round brilliant-cut diamond tennis bracelet, 16.77ct. $49,800. Middle: Oval diamond bypass bracelet, 14.59ct. $89,700. Bottom: Round brilliant-cut diamond tennis bracelet, 13.75ct. $59,200. Left hand index finger: Oval diamond eternity band in platinum, 7.64ct. $48,850. Ring finger: Emerald and diamond eternity band in 18K white gold. 12.86 total carat weight. $34,500
KING MODEL SHOT OVAL DIAMOND SUITE
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Pear-shape and round diamond earrings in 18K white gold, 3.19ct. $14,500. Pear-shape diamond choker in 18K white gold, 31.30ct. $90,000. Right hand: Emerald-cut diamond eternity band in platinum, 11.36ct. stacked on top of a Cushion-cut diamond eternity band in platinum, 13.19ct. Left hand index finger: Round diamond bypass ring in 18K white gold, 1.50ct. $3,960 stacked on top of a Mixed- shape diamond bypass ring in 18K white gold, 1.75ct. $4,550. Left hand ring finger: Tanzanite and diamond ring in 18K white gold. 12.22 total carat weight. $18,900.
Right wrist top: Flexible diamond bracelet in 18K white gold, 12.63ct. $46,000. Middle: Round diamond bracelet in platinum, 11.90ct. $99,990. Bottom: Flexible diamond bracelet in 18K white gold, 7.92ct. $18,700. Left wrist: Diamond and sapphire bracelet in 18K white gold. 7.79 total carat weight. $27,600.
Chopard Imperiale with diamond bezel, 36mm. $15,700.
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L’HEURE DU DIAMANT - Handcrafted in Ethical Gold -
1) Pear-shape and round diamond pendant in platinum, 9.04ct. 2) Pear-shape and round diamond earrings in platinum, 11.85ct. 3) Oval diamond riviera necklace in platinum, 36.46ct. 4) Round diamond pendant in platinum, 13.27ct. 5) Mikimoto Classic white South Sea cultured pearl earrings with diamonds. $53,000. 6) Chopard L’Heure du Diamant. $69,100. 7) Vhernier Vague diamond ring in 18K white gold, 6.10ct. $46,500. 8) Mikimoto Fusion Akoya cultured pearl triple strand with diamond spheres. $56,870. 9) Pear-shape diamond line bracelet in 18K white gold, 11.34ct. $48,000.
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Cushion diamond earrings in platinum, 8.02ct.
Kwiat Cushion and round diamond necklace in platinum, 17.17ct. Right hand: Cushion diamond eternity band in platinum, 13.19ct. Left hand: Cushion diamond engagement ring in platinum, 12.48ct.
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Round diamond eternity band, available in all sizes and metals.
Pear-shape diamond eternity band, available in all sizes and metals.
3-row diamond wedding band, available in all sizes and metals.
BAND GLAM King Jewelers has always offered a great selection of bands in prong, channel, bar, and other traditional ring settings, but take a look at this major shift in style. The ever-popular diamond band is evolving from traditional to ultra-creative with the use of more fancy-cut diamonds. Here are a few of our absolute favorites, but come in to see all of the new styles we have and choose your favorites.
East-west oval diamond eternity band, available in all sizes and metals.
A collection of Kwiat Cushion diamond wedding bands.
Diamond and sapphire wedding band in platinum.
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Pasquale Bruni Giardini
Segreti diamond earrings in 18K white gold, 2.71ct. $15,200.
Kwiat Eclipse large diamond pendant in 18K white gold, 0.75ct. $4,450.
Pear-shape diamond necklace in
18K white gold, 7.80ct. $27,025.
Kwiat Eclipse diamond earrings in 18K white gold, 0.55ct. $2,600.
Mixed-shape diamond wrap ring in 18K white gold, 1.93ct. $5,233.
Round diamond tennis bracelet in platinum, 27.76ct.
JB Star 3-row emerald-cut diamond
wedding band in platinum, 4.66ct. $28,350.
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Ramage diamond earrings in 18K gold, 1.20ct. $23,500.
Ramage diamond pendant in 18K gold, 0.20ct. $7,400.
Rombi diamond earrings in 18K gold, 0.46ct. $10,500.
Rombi diamond eternity band in 18K gold, 1.04ct. $13,000.
Étoilée diamond cuff in 18K gold, 2.67ct. $33,500.
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just off the road at 3381 Southall Road near Highway 46. There sat an amazing log cabin which we later learned was built in the 1820s and now houses the gift shop, tasting room, and offices. Lee L. Kennedy opened the Leiper’s Fork Distillery in the summer of 2016. It is his goal to partner with the community to bring back the history and heritage of small batch whiskey production to Williamson County. Williamson County, Tennessee has long been known for its rich cultural and geographical heritage. Many of the early settlers in the area were of Scots-Irish descent, having traveled west through the Cumberland Gap and over the Appalachian Mountains, from Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Many of them crossed these mountain passes with their stills on their backs, bringing with them the time-honored tradition of creating hand-crafted small batch whiskey. In a world of mass production and corporate fads, it is the Leiper’s Fork Distillery’s goal to achieve long-term authenticity by using age-old traditions,
paying attention to every detail, and carrying unquenchable passion for the small batch whiskey they produce. To that end, Leiper’s Fork Distillery is creating high-end premium whiskeys using local ingredients and pure limestone filtered water, resulting in superior whiskeys with a signature taste. Some must-haves include Leiper’s Fork Tennesee Whiskey. This four years old 100 proof whiskey is 70% corn, 15% rye and 15% malted barley with notes of chocolate, coffee, plum, dark cherry, caramel and honey with a mix of baking spices. The Leiper’s Fork Bourbon swaps out the 15% rye for 15% wheat and has aromas of caramel apple, chocolate, oak and brown sugar with a taste of vanilla, butterscotch and dried dark fruit. You also can’t go wrong with their Straight Rye Whiskey with hints of cinnamon and molasses or the crisp and clear unaged Old Natchez Trace White Whiskey. We encourage you to take a beautiful country drive out to Leiper’s Fork, tour the distillery, listen to some good country music, and enjoy all that this special village has to offer.
L ast year I had the opportunity to rent a place in Leiper’s Fork while visiting family in Franklin, TN over the holidays. I arrived at my quaint stone cottage on a sunny, winter day and quickly made my way into the village for some fun shopping and eats. In the David Arms Gallery, I picked up some whiskey tumblers wrapped with custom leather casings. Naturally, now I had to find some fantastic whiskey and the wise salesperson pointed me down the road to the Leiper’s Fork Distillery. I found the place easy enough as it sits
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Necklaces top to bottom: Extravagant diamond station necklace in platinum, 5.56ct. Kwiat Cushion diamond necklace in platinum, 15.18ct. Round diamond riviera necklace in 18K white gold, 24.20ct. $79,100. Round diamond riviera necklace in 14K white gold, 5.75ct. $11,100. Right wrist top: Mixed-shape pavé diamond bangle bracelet in 18K white gold, 1.28ct. $8,750. Middle: Pear-shape diamond bangle bracelet in 18K white gold, 1.96ct. $10,810. Bottom: Mixed-shape pavé diamond bangle bracelet in 18K white gold, 1.28ct. $8,750. Right hand: Abstract round diamond ring in 18K white gold, 5.0ct. $15,000. Left hand index finger: Pear-shape diamond wrap ring in platinum, 6.34ct. $36,990. Ring finger top: Mixed-shape diamond bypass ring in 18K white gold, 1.75ct. $4,550. Bottom: Round diamond bypass ring in 18K white gold, 1.50ct. $3,960.
Chopard Imperiale watch with diamond bezel, 36mm. $15,700.
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Round diamond stud earrings in platinum, 9.20ct. Necklaces top to bottom: East-west emerald-cut blue sapphire necklace in 14K yellow gold, 20.75ct. $17,480. Emerald-cut diamond necklace in 14K yellow gold, 10.36ct. $32,200. Round diamond riviera necklace in 14K white gold, 12.0ct. $28,750. Bracelets top to bottom: Round and pear-shape diamond bangle bracelet in 18K yellow gold, 1.26ct. $6,450. Flexible diamond bracelet in 18K rose gold, 5.44ct. $15,200. Princess-cut diamond bangle bracelet in 18K yellow gold, 2.55ct. $8,280. Pear-shape diamond bangle bracelet in 18K white gold, 1.96ct. $10,810. Flexible diamond bracelet in 18K white gold, 12.63ct. $46,000. Pear-shape diamond bangle bracelet in 18K yellow gold, 1.16ct. $9,615. Single row round diamond bangle bracelet in 18K white gold, 2.01ct. $5,740. Princess-cut diamond bangle bracelet in 18K white gold, 2.55ct. $8,280.
No longer are these diamond intensive necklaces, bracelets and earrings saved for special occasions. Wear one as a simple statement piece, or better yet, layer them up for a great mix-n- match look.
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BIG BANG MP-11
Sapphire case. In-house manual- winding power reserve movement with 7 series-coupled barrels and a 14-day power reserve. Limited to 200 pieces.
TOP GUN IWC BUILT FOR SPEED + ENDURANCE
The Pilot’s Watch 43 Top Gun, a staple three-handed model in the collection, also has a tough ceramic case with a titanium caseback and crown. The newest edition contains the automatic caliber 82100 with a Pellaton winding system that has been reinforced with ceramic components so that it builds up a power reserve of 60 hours. It is protected from the effects of magnetic fields by a soft-iron inner case, making it one of the most reliable and long lasting movements in the pilot’s watch collections. These are the perfect timepieces to appeal to your inner Maverick and your love of weekend adventure!
Before the days of reliable cockpit instrumentation panels, pilots navigated the airways with precise chronographs. Some of the world’s most important advancements in watchmaking were driven by the need for accurate navigational chronometry, a tradition honored by IWC, a heritage purveyor of pilot’s watches. The Top Gun edition of the Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII is the civilian version of the special military issue that IWC has long been produced for graduates of the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School. These pilots have completed the rigorous Top Gun course, allowing them
to use the title “Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor.” The watch has a likewise elite case made of extremely hard and scratch- resistant black zirconium oxide ceramic. The Top Gun Chronograph is also built with tough, corrosion-resistant ceramic and titanium in order to withstand the tortuous maneuvers of the U.S. Navy’s jet pilots, during which they are subjected to high g forces. The watches also accompany the pilots on extended missions on aircraft carriers, where they are exposed to the humid, salt-bearing sea air. The Chronograph contains a state-of- the-art movement, the IWC-made automatic caliber 69380, with a 46-hour power reserve.
The IWC Top Gun Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII
The IWC Top Gun Chronograph
The IWC Top Gun Big Pilots Watch 43
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Vhernier Plateau diamond earrings in 18K white gold, 6.37ct. $42,500. Necklaces top to bottom: Diamond bolo necklace in 14K yellow gold, 2.66ct. $6,100. Roberto Coin oval and round link chain in 18K yellow gold. $10,200. Round diamond riviera necklace in 18K white gold, 24.20ct. $79,100. Diamond paperclip chain necklace in 18K yellow gold, 29.10ct. $72,500.
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Mikimoto exclusive Akoya pearl and diamond ring, 0.50 carats. $7,500. Mikimoto triple strand Akoya pearl bracelet with diamond clasp, 0.09ct. $11,000. Mikimoto 11mm white South Sea pearl and diamond stud earrings, 0.22ct. $9,000. Mikimoto one-of-a-kind Akoya pearl and diamond necklace, 2.91ct. $52,000.
Pearls are dominating the latest designs in both fine and high jewelry. Statement cocktail rings, necklaces, and bracelets are enjoying the spotlight on today’s modern woman.
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Serpent amulet in 18K yellow gold, medium. $4,200.
Vine amulet in 18K yellow gold, large. $7,800.
Tree of Life locket in 18K yellow gold with diamonds. $9,500.
Diamond eternity hoop earrings in 18K yellow gold, large. $14,500.
Stella mini earrings with blue sapphire and moonstone in 18K yellow gold. $4,500.
Vine bracelet in 18K yellow gold. $17,500.
Serpent ring in 18K yellow gold with diamonds. $6,900.
Classic bracelet in 18K yellow gold with royal blue moonstone. $9,500.
Pyramid band ring in 18K yellow gold with royal blue moonstone. $5,900.
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Diamond slice earrings. $11,500.
Diamond slice ring. $6,950.
Thor link bracelet. $15,500.
Necklaces top to bottom: Dew necklace, 1.98ct. $11,950. Vertigo necklace. $10,950. Vertigo necklace. $15,500. 36” diamond slice necklace. $36,495.
AND GOLD GURHAN
ward-winning international jewelry designer Gurhan Orhan is renowned for pioneering the revival of 24-karat gold jewelry, inspired by the art of ancient gold- smiths. Before Gurhan, pure gold jewelry had not been made since ancient times. When Gurhan first started working in pure 24k gold, he ignored the common belief at the time that it was too soft, heavy and expensive for jewelry. He studied the craft of the ancient goldsmiths of the Anatolian and Byzantine empires, then refined their methods to develop his now signature technique. Since Gurhan created his company, others have also responded to its allure but there is only one original GURHAN. Gurhan’s exceptional designs, remarkable workmanship, and extraordinary use of rare stones and antiquities are the foundation for the continued success of the GURHAN brand and enjoyed by celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, and Sandra Bullock.
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Mixed-shape diamond hoop earrings in 18K white gold, 0.62ct. $3,910. Mixed-shape diamond hoop earrings in 18K white gold, 0.62ct. $3,910.
Hulchi Belluni Cubini diamond earrings in 18K rose gold, 0.54ct. $5,564. earrings in 18K rose gold, 0.54ct. $5,564.
Norman Silverman emerald-cut diamond hoop earrings. Norman Silverman emerald-cut diamond hoop earrings in 18K white gold, 4.85ct.
Mixed-shape diamond hoop earrings in 18K white gold, 1.00ct. $9,108. Mixed-shape diamond hoop earrings in 18K white gold, 1.00ct. $9,108.
Roberto Coin Princess 15mm diamond hoop earrings in 18K yellow gold, 0.07ct. $1,600. Roberto Coin Princess 15mm diamond hoop earrings in 18K yellow gold, 0.07ct. $1,600.
Diamond hoop earrings with hexagonal detailing in 18K yellow gold, 0.60ct. $5,750. hexagonal detailing in 18K yellow gold, 0.60ct. $5,750.
Kwiat round brilliant diamond hoop earrings. Starting at $3,800. Kwiat round brilliant diamond hoop earrings. Starting at $3,800.
Mixed-shape diamond hoop earrings in 18K white gold, 5.19ct. $17,135. Mixed-shape diamond hoop earrings in 18K white gold, 5.19ct. $17,135.
Roberto Coin XXL inside outside diamond hoop earrings, 1.97ct. $6,900. Roberto Coin XXL inside outside diamond hoop earrings, 1.97ct. $6,900.
Norman Silverman Signature emerald- cut diamond huggies, 3.90ct. $14,000. Signature emerald-cut diamond huggies, 3.90ct. $14,000.
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POURS ON THE STYLE WITH ITS NEW RANGE OF TUDOR
PURE SPORTS MODELS
T he Black Bay Pro is the star of Tudor’s 2022 lineup, which is saying a lot, since the brand is winning the hearts of watch collectors with the rest of its selections this year, including the Black Bay GMT and the Black Bay Chrono. The Black Bay Pro is an easy-wearing 39 mm watch with a steel case and integrated steel bracelet, a hot combination that is right on trend at the moment. You can swap the bracelet for either a new rubber/fabric strap or a snazzy NATO-like fabric strap with a bright gold stripe that looks great next to the gold-color snowflake-shaped hour hand that indicates the
second time zone along the bezel. The fixed steel 24-hour bezel is the index for the watch’s GMT function, via the caliber MT5652 movement, which has a 70-hour power reserve. The BB Pro is a true, all-around sports watch, with 200-meter water resistance. It is widely considered to be inspired by the Explorer model of its sister brand, Rolex, but the Black Bay Pro has its own character, which includes an accessible price and modern styling that is setting its own standard for a new generation of sports watches.
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THROUGHOUT THEIR HISTORY, TUDOR WATCHES HAVE BEEN CHOSEN BY SOME OF THE BOLDEST
ADVENTURERS. THE BLACK BAY PRO MODEL REFLECTS THE HERITAGE OF THE INSTRUMENTS USED BY THE
PIONEERING EXPLORERS. THIS IS A TOOL-WATCH DESIGNED FOR PROFESSIONAL USE.
The same movement is used in the new Black Bay GMT S&G (steel and gold), which is aptly being nicknamed the “root beer” for its bi-colored brown and black bezel — a name given to another watch with that color scheme, the Rolex GMT-Master II. The color scheme looks great with the two-tone steel and gold bracelet and gold bezel edges, along with the matching numerals, indexes, hands, and crown. This is a good looking sports watch that is equally at home in the boardroom. The Black Bay Chrono S&G takes the yellow gold a step further to the dial, in a bold rendition of the iconic two-register chronograph, here with black subdials — a reverse dial variant
of the Black Bay Chrono from 2019. The fixed bezel is yellow gold, surrounded by a black anodized aluminum insert with gold-plated markings. The crown and chronograph pushers are all yellow gold. It contains the Tudor caliber MT5813, a high- end integrated chronograph movement with a column wheel and vertical clutch with a power reserve of 70 hours. With 200-meter water-resistance, this watch is a pure substance- plus-style sports watch that, when you consider its accessible price, blows comparable luxury sports watch brands out of the market.
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PRE-OWNED ROLEX GMT MASTER II BATGIRL, 40MM.
PRE-OWNED ROLEX GMT Master
II Pepsi, 40mm.
SPOTL IGHT WATCH
SPOTL I GHT
PRE-OWNED ROLEX Day-Date in 18K yellow gold, 40mm.
PRE-OWNED ROLEX Datejust with palm-motif dial and diamond bezel, 36mm.
PRE-OWNED ROLEX Sea-Dweller in 18K yellow gold and 904L steel, 43mm.
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NASHVILLE PREDATORS FOUNDATION
KING JEWELERS SPREADS LOVE FOR THE COMMUNITY
THROUGH ANNUAL SPONSORSHIPS AND SUPPORT.
A s a family-owned and operated business, King Jewelers strives to give back to the very communities that have supported us for generations. This means partnering with some of the most generous organizations in Middle Tennessee to lend helping hands and uplift vulnerable populations throughout the area. For the past 13 years, King Jewelers has been a proud supporter and sponsor of the Nashville Predators, making annual contributions to the Nashville Predators Foundation – The team’s philanthropic endeavor to successfully build relationships with like-minded individuals and organizations in the community. Through various events – golf tournaments, wine tastings, beer festivals, fashion shows, bowling tournaments, and more – the Preds Foundation has collected more than $20 million dollars since its inception in 1998. King Jewelers has been honored to be a part of many of these events, including the GnashVegas Casino Night & Auction and the Wine Festival and Tasting. Through these community events, the foundation raises more than $2.5 million dollars annually, with every dime going back to support amazing causes right here in Nashville. Additionally, each year the foundation’s Board of Directors chooses several local organizations as Feature Charities, highlighting each one with a special awareness night during a home contest. For the 2022-2023 season, the Predators have selected The Family Center, the 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center, A Secret Safe Place, Nurture the Next, CreatiVets, and Communities in Schools. King Jewelers looks forward to another charitable season with the Nashville Predators and being a part of amazing efforts to help those most in need throughout the community. To learn more about this season’s community events and Feature Charities, check out www.nhl.com/predators today.
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FREEDOM 60 GMT
FREEDOM 60 CHRONO
40MM STEEL CASE AND BRACELET; AUTOMATIC GMT MOVEMENT
40MM STEEL CASE; AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH MOVEMENT $3,920
NHL SUPERSTAR AND NORQAIN CO-FOUNDER ROMAN JOSI “When I was 17 years old, I left everything behind and committed to hockey 100%. Even though a lot of people felt like this was the wrong decision, I decided to focus on only one thing and to put everything into hockey. With the support of my parents and a clear vision of my goal, I was able to realize my dream of playing in the NHL. If you have a dream, fight for it and never give up!”
ADVENTURE SPORT AUTO
42MM STEEL CASE; AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT
AUTO EXCITEMENT 2023
CARPE SECUNDUM CARPE DIEM, THEY SAY — SEIZE THE DAY. BUT THIS IS PORSCHE, SO THEIR MOTTO FOR THE NEW 911 GT3 MODELS IS CARPE SECUNDUM — GET THE MOST OUT OF EVERY SECOND.
“I COULDN’T FIND THE SPORTS CAR OF MY DREAMS, SO I BUILT IT MYSELF.”
Developed in Flacht and at home on the racetrack, the 4.0-liter high-revving flat-6 naturally-aspirated engine has a sound that makes your heart beat faster. Acoustically close to the racetrack too, with the 911 GT3, the driving experience not only ensures an authentic motorsport feeling but also its thoroughbred sound.
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P orsche knows that your time is precious, and every minute in the cockpit is valuable. So they have once again intensified everything that makes a sports car: performance, tuning, and aerodynamics. Time flies. This is your time. Hop in. AERODYNAMICS Porsche aerodynamicists examine every gram of downforce. Because more downforce means greater contact pressure, and, therefore, a higher maximum cornering speed, thanks to the increased wheel load and improved static friction. So the new GT3 now gets through the corner faster and better. The new aerodynamics concept of the 911 GT3 follows the Porsche tradition. It therefore reinforces the principle that “form follows function.” Everything must be subordinated to this: wings, diffusers, air intakes, everything. The aim: excellent grip in every driving scenario. The rear of the new 911 GT3 is striking. A powerful downforce is generated by the new wing attached to the top, as previously seen on the 911 RSR. It is carried by two aluminum supports that are integral to the vehicle bodyshell. The so-called swan-neck connection ensures that there is a clean flow around the underside of the wing, leading to significantly less loss of downforce.
The completely new diffuser with large slats on the rear is aerodynamically efficient. It delivers up to four times more rear downforce than its predecessor.
The front fascia of the new 911 GT3 models have larger openings. The incoming air cools the brakes and the coated air intake grills protect against foreign objects. The air outlets in the central radiator are now integrated into the carbon fiber hood and emphasize the motorsport look. Downforce. Balance. Cooling. Everything must be in harmony. The wide front spoiler lip ensures additional downforce on the front axle. Thanks to the new front diffuser, downforce on the front axle and vehicle balance can now be adjusted in stages. Together with the aerodynamically improved underbody panelling, downforce on the front axle and vehicle balance can be optimally coordinated. The air control elements behind the front wheels have been completely revised and now deliver twice the amount of downforce with the same air resistance. When examining all measures taken to improve aerodynamics, the new 911 GT3 with fixed rear wing achieves approximately 60 percent more downforce than its predecessor.
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PERFORMANCE A naturally-aspirated engine, what else? With a full four liters of displacement and six cylinders. In a horizontally opposed layout. In the rear. Just as you would expect from a 911. Six individual throttle bodies ensure a direct engine responsiveness that is easier to control. It is a high-revving concept that scratches the 9,000 mark, and delivers a maximum torque of 346 lb. ft., which is an increase of 7 lb. ft., compared with its predecessor. And of course, this comes with a purebred sound that will blow you away. On these technical bases, the engine of the new 911 GT3 draws a maximum power of 502 hp from exactly 3,996 cm³. With the standard 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the 911 GT3 sprints from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 3.2 seconds. The thrust? It doesn‘t stop until it reaches an impressive 197mph. The
911 GT3 with its touring package is no less performance-focused. With manual transmission, it passes the 60 mph mark in just 3.7 seconds, with a top track speed of 199 mph. The drive unit of the new 911 GT3 models was developed in the same place where they build their race cars: Flacht. It is modelled on the base engine of the 911 GT3 Cup and is particularly robust and high-performing. The more central position of the rear engine mounts is new. The resulting more streamlined tuning of the mounts reduces engine vibrations and also stabilizes the vehicle, especially during dynamic cornering with bumps. In the new 911 GT3, the 7-speed PDK boasts an even sportier set-up. The shift throws of the gearshift paddles are crisp and short. Alternatively, you can also
change gears directly with the PDK gear selector — in the new 911 GT3, it is based on a manual lever. Lightweight construction goes into every detail to fight for maximum weight saving. The proportion of lightweight components made of aluminum and Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) has been increased, without comprimising stability. For the first time in a 911 GT3, a double wishbone front suspension has been installed. The system is derived directly from the 911 RSR. The responsiveness of the front axle has been significantly improved through this axle principle — and the associated lower friction in the shock absorbers. In addition, the new axle geometry allows for a set-up that provides greater cornering stability and even more immediate steering response.
ALL OF THIS FOR A FEW TENTHS OF A SECOND IN PERFORMANCE.
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L5255071B – Longines DolceVita 20.8 x 32 mm, stainless steel case with diamonds, Silver “flinqué” dial with blued steel hands, sapphire crystal, water resistant to 3 bar, leather strap $3,500
L38124636 - Longines Spirit Zulu Time 42 mm, automatic, stainless steel and ceramic bezel case, sapphire crystal, Arabic numeral and gold polished hands, water-resistant to 10 bar, stainless steel bracelet $3,050
L23574872 - Longines Master Collection 34 mm, automatic, stainless steel case, Mother-of-Pearl dial with diamond indicators, sapphire crystal, water resistant to 3 bar, leather strap $2,550
L37744702 – Longines Legend Diver 42 mm, automatic, stainless steel, sapphire crystal, Arabic numerals and indexes and silvered polished hands, water-resistant to 30 bar, synthetic strap $2,400
‘TIS THE SEASON
Deakin & Francis turtle cufflinks. $530.
Montblanc Great Characters Elvis Presley limited edition rollerball pen. $3,605.
Mido Ocean Star 200C Titanium. $1,190.
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS SEASON TO CELEBRATE
Montblanc round bee cufflinks. $445.
Montblanc Meisterstück cufflinks. $335.
Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pioneer Mechanical Chrono. $2,045.
Zeroo Time Co. M1D The Auriga. $750.
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Gurhan Panther drop earrings with onyx in sterling silver and gold vermeil. $795.
Mikimoto Classic 8.25mm A+ Akoya pearl and diamond pendant in 18K yellow gold. $2,000.
Mikimoto Everyday Essentials 6 - 6.5mm A+ Akoya pearl and diamond stud earrings in 18K yellow gold. $910.
Roberto Coin Tiny Treasures diamond circle pendant in 18K yellow gold. $790.
Mikimoto Classic 8mm A+ Akoya pendant in 18K yellow gold. $980.
Hexagonal pendant with round diamond in 18K white gold, 0.49ct. $3,922.
Roberto Coin Tiny Treasures diamond cross necklace in 18K rose gold. $690.
Hexagonal stud earrings with round diamonds
in 18K white gold, 0.61ct. $3,105.
Roberto Coin Tiny Treasures Love Letter pendant, available in all letters. $750.
Gurhan Mango sterling silver and gold vermeil multi- strand bracelet. $650.
Doves garnet and diamond ring in 18K yellow gold. $2,175.
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S eiko’s talent for producing durable diver’s watches, first emerging in the 1960s and 1970s, has resulted in timepieces favored by polar researchers and adventurers. Three special edition Heritage models from the Prospex Save the Ocean series combine the brand’s signature dive-watch architecture with glacier-inspired dials. Best of all, Seiko donates a portion of the proceeds from this collection to assist in the care of the world’s oceans through various conservation initiatives. Each watch is powered by the automatic Caliber 6R35, which delivers a generous power reserve of 70 hours, and the stainless steel cases and bracelets are scratch-resistant. Anti-reflective sapphire crystals ensure high legibility from every angle, and the indexes and hands are coated with Lumibrite for further legibility. Thanks in part to screw-down crowns and screw-in casebacks, the watches are water resistant to 200 meters. The deep-blue dial of the 40.5 mm model (SPB297) is based on Seiko’s first diver’s watch from 1965, which proved its reliability when used by members of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition from 1966 to 1969. The 42 mm model is a reinterpretation (SPB299) of the landmark 1968 diver’s watch — the first Seiko watch with 300-meter water resistance and a 10-beat automatic movement, beating at a frequency of 36,000 vph. A high frequency movement is always more accurate. The white dial on the 42.7 mm timepiece (SPB301) has the same distinctively shaped case as the 1970 classic that served as inspiration. That watch from the past proved its strength and endurance when worn by the Japanese adventurer Naomi Uemura from 1974 to 1976 when he completed a 12,500 km solo dog-sled run from Greenland to Alaska. SEIKO SAVES THE SEAS WITH PROSPEX
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