A TUFTS COMMUNICATIONS FINE JEWELRY PUBLICATION
WOMEN IN BLACK New ways to play with a classic trend
CHAIN REACTION The must-have- now fashion statement for a bold look
ON TREND STYLES Hearts, stars, and lots of color
AUTUMN/HOLIDAY 2022 • ISSUE #14
FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS
MARKING YOUR MOMENTS Welcome to the 14th edition of Orr’s Jewelers Magazine !
E veryone is looking forward to a season of togetherness and celebration once again! It’s time to go out, enjoy life, and see and be seen this holiday season. It’s an exciting time and all of us at Orr’s Jewelers have been gearing up for it! We shop the world for the best of the best in diamond jewelry, designer styles and amazing Swiss timepieces, then bring it all home to Pittsburgh for you to choose from. Our showcases are full of beautiful new collections and we invite you in to see and shop from all that we have to offer.
Pittsburgh is a city of traditions and history and we at Orr’s are proud to have been a part of that tradition for over 70 years. Thank you for your support of our locally owned family business. We are so honored to be a party of your special celebrations for all these years. Your support of our local family business enables us to bring the best of the best from around the globe home to Pittsburgh for you to wear and enjoy for a lifetime. From our family to yours, happy holidays!
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4 WELCOME from the Orr’s Jewelers family
10 THE ORR’S TEAM Finding the finest for you
18 ON TREND The most popular trends and front-running styles 22 CARTIER Creative interpretations of beloved classics for 2022
12 CARTE BLANCHE Exquisite home design
42 OSCAR HEYMAN The jeweler’s jeweler
24 WOMEN IN BLACK One of the most stylish and chic trends of the season
14 ROLEX 2022 The newest offerings from Rolex
44 OM LOUNGE Find your path to clarity and peace 48 BREITLING SPORTS WATCHES Quality, color, and cool design 50 LOGAN COOLEY The hot, young NHL draft pick’s connection to Sydney Crosby and the Little Penguins
28 THE BRIGHTER THE BETTER Rainbow hues add shades of style 32 TUDOR Pure sports models pour on the style
16 IPPOLITA Sculptures of wearable art
34 SALLY ANN’S Culinary creativity
36 MARCO BICEGO Handcrafted Italian designs
38 CHAIN REACTION The must-have-now fashion statement for a bold look
Todd Tufts • Publisher/Creative Director Lori Roberts • Senior Editor Vence Vida • Production Manager/Designer Carol Besler • Editorial Director Stephen Lewis • Assistant Copy Editor
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Diamond palm leaf drop earrings by Anita Ko.
40 IWC TOP GUN Military colors in ceramic cases
ORR’S ON LOCATION
THE ORR’S TEAM SCOURING THE WORLD FOR THE FINEST JEWELRY AND TIMEPIECES AVAILABLE ANYWHERE
D avid, Leslie and Aliza were invited to attend Watches and Wonders 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland to preview the new releases from top Swiss watch manufacturers including Rolex, Tudor, IWC, Panerai and Jaeger-leCoultre. It was a whirlwind trip full of beautiful timepieces, old friends, and a few champagne breaks. The buying team also took our annual trip to Las Vegas: David shopped for loose diamonds for our extensive diamond inventory and Britain, Aliza and Leslie visited some of our favorite designers to fill our cases in time for the holidays! In the following pages, you’ll see some of our special finds from designers like Rahaminov, Marco Bicego, Roberto Coin, Penny Preville and many more.
WE CAN’T WAIT FOR YOU TO COME IN AND SEE WHAT’S NEW!
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Carte Blanche Home & Design opened its doors in early 2021, and has quickly emerged as one of Pittsburgh's most sought after locations for home interiors and Design. Founded by former fortune 100 executive, Rachel Schaffer, Carte Blanche presents a collected and global aesthetic featuring artisanal and approachable luxury brands sourced from around the world. The store's wares reflect Schaffer's love of tradition, hospitality, patina, and objects that tell a story. " Carte Blanche doesn't sell products, we provide an experience" states Schaffer. "We want our customers to a feel sense of comfort, yet feel inspired & empowered to make choices to make their homes uniquely them". A quick tour of the store will reveal a decidedly European feel, with touches of antiquity mixed with modern furnishings, heirloom rugs, sculptural lighting, abstract art amongst hand-crafted ceramics, and of course all things Belgian linen. From the complex notes emitting from the Penn Chemist Candles, to the color inspiration on the Farrow & Ball display, each vignette is designed to invoke a sensory response. Whether you are looking for that special something or in need of a whole house redesign, Carte Blanche will be there to assist.
Farrow & Ball Thibaut Schumacher
Phillip Jeffries Dash & Albert Stark Aero by Thomas O'Brien JL Pottery Regina Andrew Detroit
Hubbardton Forge Currey & Company Noir & CFC Port Eliot Moss Home ...And Many More!
Carte Blanche Home & Design 347 Freeport Road Aspinwall, PA 15215
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BY CAROL BESLER
ROLEX DEBUTS 2022
R olex just keeps getting better and better. This year’s introductions include a new GMT-MASTER II with its crown in a novel position, a yellow gold YACHT-MASTER 42 (yellow gold watches are hot!), a redesigned OYSTER PERPETUAL AIR-KING , and a groovy floral DATEJUST 31 — four new models to lust after, destined to be future collector’s pieces.
The great novelty of the new GMT-MASTER II is the position of the crown and the cyclops date window on the left, with the crown facing toward the hand. Rolex lefty models are a rarity (as they are from most brands), and this one is exceptional. The green and black color combination is exclusive to this line, and it’s worth noting that two-tone Cerachrom itself is rare. Rolex introduced its proprietary ceramic formula in 2013, and it is only used on certain sports models. The watch has the model’s signature Cyclops lens magnified date window and the option of either a Jubilee or Oyster bracelet.
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The OYSTER PERPETUAL AIR-KING , Rolex’s tribute to explorers of the skies, has been updated this year. It’s still the same 40 mm size, with the satin brushed Oyster bracelet and EasyLink Oyster clasp, and it still has the beloved black dial with signature green lettering and seconds hand. The case, however, has been redesigned. Now it has straight sides — like the majority of the brand’s professional category watches — as well as a crown guard. The applied numerals are now filled with Chromalight, Rolex’s proprietary luminescent material, which makes the watch more legible. The hands and triangular hour marker at 12 o’clock, as well as the 3, 6, and 9 numerals, now have a longer-lasting intense glow, making them more visible in the dark. Another big difference is that now there is a 0 before the 5 on the minutes scale, so each five-minute interval is marked by two digits. The Air-King was originally launched in 1958.
The YACHT-MASTER 42 mm is special for many reasons, but there is something extra magical about the combination of black dial and yellow gold case found on the new model. It adds an infusion of classic elegance to this otherwise sporty line. The model is easily recognizable for its bidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel made entirely from precious metal or fitted with a Cerachrom insert in high-technology ceramic. The hour markers and hands are optimized with Chromalight, which makes them visible in the dark, and even in daylight, they have a brighter white hue. It contains the Rolex caliber 3235, and like all Rolex watches, it carries the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist. The Yacht- Master 42 mm is also available in white gold.
The dial of the new ROLEX DATEJUST 31 is decorated with a floral motif in a choice of azzuro blue (with a fluted bezel), olive green, or silver (with diamond bezels). Lovers of detail will note the combination of matte, sunray and grained finishes on each flower, a subtle way of differentiating each one. Also, the center of each flower is set with a diamond. These dials are decorative enough to make them feminine and unique, yet not flashy or overly girly. As usual, Rolex gets the balance just right.
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BY JENNIFER BRUGH
IPPOLITA SCULPTURES OF WEARABLE ART BY
W hen you think of art, you probably envision expansive museum galleries full of sculptures and paintings crafted by the most creative minds the world has ever known. But when we think of art, we think of Ippolita — an artist who creates modern wearable sculptures. Born into a family of artists, Ippolita Rostagno thrived under the watchful eye of her Italian family. Through exploration of different mediums, Ippolita discovered a gift and a love for jewelry making. By creating contemporary works of art, Ippolita embraces color, comfort. and exuberance. But perhaps more importantly, Ippolita embraces the desires of confident women. ROCKIN’ THE CANDY Every stone in the color wheel is hand-cut, a process that takes each stone on an hours- long journey, depending on the cut. To add even more depth to designs, stones are faceted from both sides, meaning there is no backside. Every Ippolita stone collection — from Rock Candy to Lollipop — boasts irregular yet irresistible cuts that combine to create a polished and graceful piece.
MORE IS METAL Ippolita’s first pieces of art were made from 18k gold. Over time, a specific blend of 18k gold and other alloys created what is now particular to the brand and pleasing to all skin types. Second to gold, Ippolita crafts art pieces in 925 silver, a white silver that’s brighter and whiter than silver found in other jewelry lines and capable of reflection The finished pieces prove to be necessities in every woman’s collection. PRECIOUS PAVÉ Wearing Ippolita is taking part in a beautiful experience that starts with at artist’s idea. Through a sculptor’s lens, Ippolita conjurers femininity with ease, celebrating the crossroads between shape and form in organic unity. Adornments, through the use of pavé diamonds, are physical embodiments of these crossroads — a celebration of what it means to be both raw and refined.
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BY LORI ROBERTS
on TREND FASHION FORWARD + FABULOUS
Crescent moon inlay necklace in mother of pearl and diamond by Sorellina.
We work with leading designers across the globe to forecast the most popular trends and be the first to bring you the front-running styles.
Pave diamond star dangle earrings by Phillips House.
Shooting Star pave diamond earrings by Graziela Gems.
star scenes Many look to the sky for inspiration, guidance, and meaning. Our jewelry designers beautifully capture celestial themes: zodiac signs, stars, alluring moonstones, and more.
Galaxy diamond bangle by Penny Preville.
L’Amour Crisscut diamond Starburst earrngs by Christopher Designs.
line ’em up!
Diamond line bracelets, often called tennis bracelets, give us lots of reasons to love ’em. There are so many styles, featuring different diamond shapes and great designs. Today’s look is to find your favorites and wear them all together.
Buttercup bezel-set diamond bracelet stack by Rahaminov.
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Pear shaped diamond halo pendant by Rahaminov.
Havana diamond choker by Anita Ko.
the new everyday diamond necklace No longer are these diamond intensive necklaces saved for special occasions. Wear one as a simple statement piece, or better yet, layer them up and throw in a yellow gold necklace or two for a great mix-n-match look.
Diamond line necklace by Rahaminov.
hearts Love is everlasting, and heart-shaped pendants, charms, and earrings are making a strong fashion comeback. Look around — they’re everywhere!
Manah open heart earrings by John Hardy.
Mini Infinity heart necklace by Phillips House.
Aura heart ring by Phillips House.
Heart & Arrow diamond earrings by Sorellina.
power pieces Feel like Superwoman herself when you step out in these strong looks. Collar necklaces, bold and wide cuff bracelets, and high shine larger earring styles are all empowering and dramatic looks that make you stand out from the crowd.
Open pave diamond ring by Graziela Gems.
Sabbia pave diamond earrings by Pomellato.
Oro Classic Collar with pave diamond link by Roberto Coin.
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BY CAROL BESLER
CLASSIC C artier is famous for its shaped watches. There is the Tortue (tortoise), Baignoire (bathtub) and the Crash (a car wreck), and now THE COUSSIN , named for the shape of a cushion. It’s a dazzling entry to the Cartier oeuvre. The cases are set with all white diamonds, a mix of black and white diamonds, or tsavorites and Paraiba tourmalines, arranged in a swirling spiral pattern around the bezel. The stones are cut in precise gradient sizes to fit the pattern of the swirl, and just for fun, the tsavorites are set upside down, with pavilions pointing upwards for an edgy studded look. CARTIER CREATIVE INTERPRETATIONS OF BELOVED CLASSICS AND A NEW SHAPED WATCH FOR 2022
Cartier launched three new models in its iconic SANTOS-DUMONT collection, named after Alberto Santos-Dumont, the Brazilian aviator for whom Louis Cartier designed the watch in 1904. There’s a platinum model with a burgundy bezel, an 18k gold model with a beige bezel, and a steel model with a black bezel. The bezels are coated with a thin layer of lacquer and then polished by hand, which brings out the depth and brilliance of the colors.
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THE PASHA is arguably Cartier’s most daring design, and as such, it is open to some of the most interesting variations of all Cartier collections. This year we’ll see several new versions: one with a decorative, removable grid over the dial, inspired by a Cartier design from 1943; a version with charms that dangle from the signature crown cover; two complications, including a moonphase and a flying tourbillon; and a skeletonized version that uses the numerals as part of the bridge. THIS IS CARTIER CREATIVITY IN FULL SWING.
THE TANK LOUIS CARTIER collection is getting the kodachrome treatment this year with new dials in red, gray, and deep black. The red and black dials are lacquered, and the gray dial has a galvanized finish. There are also some refinements to the classic design: instead of 12 Roman numerals, the new model has only four (XII, III, VI, and IX), and the railroad track index is gone. Altogether, these new models represent a shiny, sleek new look for one of Cartier’s most beloved
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FASHION FOR THE LADIES
Diamond collar necklace with mixed fancy shape GIA-certified diamonds by Rahaminov.
Black, black , black, and more black. Many of the newest looks were incorporated into what is one of the most stylish and chic trends of the season: head-to-toe dressing. Don’t forget to add some faux fur and tall boots to dress things up.
Biance diamond chain earring for double piercing by Anita Ko .
MEN IN BLACK
5.57ct center Moval diamond ring in platinum by Rahaminov.
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Pear diamond bypass ring by Rahaminov.
Palm Leaf diamond necklace by Anita Ko.
Gold bead paperclip chain by Sorellina.
Classic Guitar Pick earrings by Sorellina.
Tops with cut-outs , cropped motorcycle jackets, and stompy moto boots have made an Elvis -style comeback.
Burnished diamond bangle by Penny Preville.
18 karat yellow gold bangle bracelet by Miseno.
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FASHION FOR THE LADIES
Long is the story, and punching it up with a cinched waist and long pantsuit puts you right on point for what’s happening, both by day and when joining the after-dark party circuit.
Pearl and diamond lariat necklace by Mikimoto.
Bezel set oval diamond bracelet by Rahaminov.
Pear diamond earrings by Rahaminov.
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BY ANNIE DAVIDSON
the brighter, better
Paradise multi gemstone bracelet by Marco Bicego.
T he overarching sentiment spanning across all sectors of jewelry lately is all about not taking things too seriously. When it comes to colors, this translates to brighter being better than ever before. And while colorful candy-necklace-inspired beads and vibrant Ring Pop-energized gems aren’t a new trend, the degree to which they’re being interpreted is.
THERE IS A SHIFT FROM MOSTLY MINIMAL TO TOTALLY MAXED-OUT
Pink and purple sapphires bracelet with diamonds by OMI Prive.
Diamond, blue zircon and tsavorite earrings by OMI Prive.
24k gold ‘My World’ aquaphase earrings by Lika Behar.
Rainbow sapphire coil bracelet by Rahaminov.
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Ombre pink sapphire Infinity necklace by Phillips House.
Nudo double drop earrings in blue topaz by Pomellato.
Paradise multi gemstone necklace by Marco Bicego.
Rainbow sapphire and diamond Watercolor necklace by Penny Preville.
Aquamarine and diamond Art Deco-style ring by Suna Bros.
Star Sapphire and diamond ring by Suna Bros.
ADDING GEMSTONE JEWELRY MAKES EVERYTHING A BIT MORE WEARABLE FOR EVERYDAY LIFE.
Post-lockdown, people are eager to shed their sweats for gemstones in playful pops of color. They’re looking to converse and have fun while doing so. And what better way than a statement piece that contains juicy jewels, mouthwatering enamel and more? (Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they look good enough to eat.) Even more, these pieces can zhuzh up some already-loved items and breathe new life into them; that family heirloom that has packed on some years can now have a totally refreshed and modern look.
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BY CAROL BESLER
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 POURS ON THE STYLE WITH ITS NEW RANGE OF TUDOR
PURE SPORTS MODELS
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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Welcome to Sally Ann’s ,
A uniquely charming, casual dining experience. A passion project from restaurateur Richard DeShantz, the concept is named after and inspired by his late mother, Sally Ann.
The cafe offers a carefully curated menu from acclaimed Executive Chef, Jamilka Borges, who brings a fun and playful flair to her food to put an elevated twist on childhood favorites. Enjoy hearty creative sandwiches, fresh pastries, salads, soups, and a stunning brunch menu on the weekends. Sunday brunch is accompanied by a live DJ each week from 11am-3pm.
Stop by the coffee window for a crafted espresso or take a seat at the main bar and choose from the robust draft beers, wine, and hand-crafted cocktails. Within Sally Ann’s, you’ll find an iconic and timeless escape in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District that will invite you in with comforting retro decor, a colorful atmosphere, classic arcade games, and a quaint seasonal outdoor dining patio. No reservations needed.
Hours of operation can be viewed by visiting www.sallyannspgh.com Sally Ann’s, 136 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-338-1876 For private event inquiries please visit, www.richarddeshantz.com
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FROM FIRST SKETCH TO FINAL POLISH , EVERY ADORNMENT IS METICULOUSLY CARED FOR — A DISPLAY OF MARCO BICEGO’S PASSION FOR FINE METALWORK, GEMSTONES, SOFTNESS, AND LIGHT.
BY JENNIFER BRUGH
MARCO BICEGO F or more than two decades, Italian heritage and meticulous hand craftsmanship of fine gold jewelry have inspired Marco Bicego. With an ever-changing look and style encapsulating sophistication and elegance, he is able to refine his most- iconic collections into a new and elevated style to bring a modern flair to a traditional design. HANDCRAFTED ITALIAN DESIGNS
THE EVOCATIVE NATURE OF GEMSTONES ALTA is a selection of Marco Bicego’s most precious designs to date. This season’s focus highlights the magnificence of natural gemstones. Vibrant colors combined with soft 18k yellow gold create unique designs that are unmistakably Marco Bicego.
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BY ANNIE DAVIDSON
Courtesy of Penny Preville.
W ith dopamine dressing on the rise (a term recently coined by fashion psychologist Dawnn Karen to describe the intention of dressing for a mood-boosting effect), one of the latest jewelry trends references the feel-good spirit of the ’90s: oversized gold chains. As more and more people are looking to dress up again, they’re looking for something
that’s familiar and nostalgic, while embracing a maximalist attitude that might even make a statement. And what better way than through larger- than-life gold links? We’re not even just talking necklaces (although there are definitely some chunky chokers on the market right now) this trend extends to bracelets, earrings, and beyond.
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Whether translated through sheer volume or layerable length, many designers are
Catene link necklace by Pomellato.
taking the bold link design a step further by incorporating diamond embellishments (diamond Cuban chains, in particular, are having a moment) or pops of bright enamel. Essentially, it can be glammed up, pared down, or fall somewhere in the middle.
Asli link necklace by John Hardy.
Signature Caviar link bracelet with 18k yellow gold by Lagos.
Caroline necklace in oxidized sterling silver and 22k yellow gold by Lika Behar.
GOLD LINK CHAINS ARE THE MUST-HAVE-NOW FASHION STATEMENT FOR A BOLD LOOK.
Great for both men and women, gold chains — even oversized — are really as versatile as jewelry gets, which also leaves plenty of room for personalization. Add a charm, medallion, or family heirloom to make it your own — whatever gives you that dopamine boost!
Signature Caviar link bracelet by Lagos.
Yellow gold and diamond chain necklace from the David Yurman Lexington collection.
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BY CAROL BESLER
TOP GUN IWC BUILT FOR SPEED + ENDURANCE
B efore 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 Chronograph.
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The Pilot’s Watch 43 mm 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
The IWC Top Gun Pilots Watch Automatic
Maverick and your love of weekend adventure!
“We have been making professional watches since 1915, when we did the first observation watches for the Royal Navy,” says IWC chief design officer Christian Knoop. “We also did the famous Mark 11 watches for the Royal Air Force and the Ocean 2000 Bund for German mine sweeper divers in the 1980s. For Top Gun, we have established a strong relationship with the U.S. Navy, working with the Top Gun flight program and its students.”
The IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Top Gun.
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THE JEWELERS’ JEWELER S ince 1912, Oscar Heyman has been creating magnificent jewelry with the finest gemstones sourced from around the world at their atelier in New York City. Beginning as a manufacturing house for companies such as Cartier and Tiffany & Co., they developed a reputation for excellence in handcrafting one-of-a-kind treasures. At the 1939 World’s Fair, they earned the nickname the Jewelers’ Jeweler , which was used as the name for the recent book on the brand published by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. In addition to their collection of heirloom-quality pieces, Oscar Heyman is deeply passionate about creating custom jewelry, an endeavor they are uniquely well-positioned to do. Whether you desire a traditional three-stone ring, or a piece from the depths of your imagination, your masterpiece will contain exquisite gemstones. Beyond diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires, Oscar Heyman specializes in esoteric gemstones with equally glamorous appeal, including alexandrite, paraiba, cat’s-eye chrysoberyl, opal, aquamarine, star ruby, and star sapphire. The design process for custom pieces is highly collaborative. Designs are often presented as a hand-drawn gouache painting and a 3-D CAD model. The final version will be filed in their historic archives of over 200,000 designs. The goal of the design phase is to ensure that the manifestation of your dream will be crafted to exact specifications. The company’s Madison Avenue workshop houses their entire production. Their excellence is guaranteed by lapidaries, jewelers, setters and polishers working in conjunction with designers to bring a two-dimensional design to life. Each artisan bestows close personal attention upon the piece at each step of its formation. Every piece of jewelry is signed and stamped with a serial number. Whether you purchase a piece from their imagination or your own, your one-of-a-kind treasure is delivered to you with a certificate of authenticity and corresponding gem reports, signifying its legacy in your collection. OSCAR HEYMAN
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HEALTH + WELL BEING
OM LOUNGE FIND A PATH TO CLARITY AND PEACE AT
F ounded by Suzanne Nagel in 2018 The Om Lounge is dedicated to sharing the benefits of a yoga practice, which includes physical health, emotional wellbeing, and union with self and others.
Om Lounge practices a Vinyasa Krama style of flow: Vinyasa , which is the principle of movement and syncing movement with breath, and Krama which means steps or stages. So what does that really mean?. When Vinyasa Krama is applied to yoga sequences, the participant works their way from simple to more complex poses. They prepare the body within certain poses in order to move into the more advanced or complex peak or possibility pose. Om Lounge teachers create a full experience
in every class. From the poses and the philosophy, the breath, the playlists, the sweat, the connection — they show up for it all. The day to day classes are appropriate for all levels, and the teachers will offer modifications as well as opportunities to challenge each person. In addition to traditional classes Om Lounge also holds a variety of special events throughout the year. Om Rocks is a series in which teachers
curate a flow to a specific genre or artist. They also hold yoga teacher training sessions twice a year to enable students to become accredited yoga teachers or to simply gain a deeper understanding of their practice. The Om Lounge style is unique and fun. They don’t take themselves too seriously and they encourage enjoying the practice above all else. The studio respects and honors the lineages of yoga posture, alignment, and philosophy, while at the same time, encouraging students to show up as themselves, without fear of judgment. Om Lounge has two locations in Pittsburgh: East Liberty right on North Highland Avenue and the Strip District on Smallman Street. They are always happy to welcome you to their studio!
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BY CAROL BESLER
SPORTS WATCHES B reitling continues to consolidate its position as one of the best quality/value combinations in Swiss sports watches. With in-house movements, bold designs, and eco-friendly packaging, Breitling is crushing it right now. The brand is especially making waves with its Superocean collection, inspired by a design first launched in the 1960s. The new collection really stands out, with its thick minute track, boxy minute hand, and contrasting ceramic bezel — and, of course, its vibrant colors, including neon blue and olive green. There is even a bright orange model, a 1,000-piece limited edition co-designed by surfer and Breitling ambassador Kelly Slater. There’s a size for everyone: 46, 44, 42, and 36 mm, so this is a watch for men and women. Cases are steel, steel/gold, or bronze. QUALITY, COLOR, AND COOL DESIGN BREITLING
Breitling Superocean 42 mm Kelly Slater Limited Edition
Another great sports watch, the
modern version of the Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 mm, originally introduced in 1952, has been updated with a more refined slide rule and a choice of several dial colors. A favorite among pilots and aeronautical enthusiasts for nearly 70 years, the modern Navitimer contains the in-house caliber B01, with a 70-hour power reserve.
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 mm.
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The Breitling Chronomat B01 42 is a Breitling standout because of its signature rouleaux-style bracelet, which is designed and constructed unlike any other. The Chronomat is a true sports watch, with the Breitling chronograph caliber 01, which has a 70-hour power reserve, and you can plunge to depths of 200 meters while wearing it. The original Navitimer Cosmonaute has returned to earth 60 years after astronaut Scott Carpenter wore it in space! Breitling recently resurrected the customized Navitimer it made in 1962 for astronaut Scott Carpenter, who wore it in space on May 24, 1962. Carpenter was one of the Mercury Seven, a crew of military test pilots selected in 1959 by NASA to become astronauts in its first human-crewed spaceflights. The Cosmonaute was the first Swiss wristwatch to make the journey to space. The commemorative Navitimer B02 Chronograph 41 Cosmonaute Limited Edition has the same all-black dial and 24-hour scale, but the bezel is platinum and the caseback is open to reveal a modern chronograph movement, caliber B02. The bridge is engraved with the words “Carpenter,” “Aurora 7,” “Mercury 7” and “3 orbits around the earth.” It is limited to 362 pieces.
Breitling Chronomat B01 42 mm.
(Left to right) Historical Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute from 1962 and the new Navitimer Cosmonaute Limited Edition.
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LOGAN COOLEY SYDNEY CROSBY’S LITTLE PENGUINS ALUM
W hen Sidney Crosby first had the idea to establish the Little Penguins Learn to Play Program years ago, the main goal was always just to increase participation in hockey. It has certainly accomplished that, with the program introducing over 14,000 youths to the game since its inaugural 2008-09 season. “But we had always said, we’re probably going to have a player that comes out of it who ends up playing high-level college hockey, or hopefully goes on and plays pro,” said Rich Hixon, the Penguins’ senior vice president of facilities, who helped oversee the growth of the team’s youth hockey initiatives. “That was really our goal. Now, at the time, we didn’t know that player was going to come from our first year of the program.” That player is Logan Cooley. After getting his start with Little Penguins, the West Mifflin native became the area’s highest-ever draft pick when the Arizona Coyotes took him with the third overall selection at the 2022 NHL Draft. The future is incredibly bright for the blue-chip prospect with Pittsburgh roots, which is something really special to the Penguins captain. “I think I just look at that as being really cool, because the purpose of Little Penguins is to introduce kids to the game and give them the opportunity,” Crosby said. “The fact that he fell in love with the game and obviously has done really well is awesome to see. But I think at the same time, it’s just about getting the opportunity. So I’m glad that it’s worked out that way.” Crosby has always praised the efforts of everybody involved, starting with the support from the NHL, NHLPA, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, DICK’S Sporting Goods, CCM, and USA Hockey to provide first-time participants with free head-to-toe equipment — including a No. 87 jersey.
Photo by Joe Sargent/Pittsburgh Penguins
From there, the Penguins and the participating area rinks do an excellent job of making sure that the kids and their families are able to experience everything that makes youth hockey so rewarding, with age-appropriate on- ice instruction by certified coaches. “It’s a community,” Crosby said. “It’s families and volunteers.” But ultimately, it’s Crosby’s influence and involvement with Little Penguins that has the biggest impact. He looks back fondly at similar experiences from his own childhood, and feels passionate about doing everything within his power to provide that same type of opportunity and atmosphere, just without the financial strain. “Hockey’s a really expensive sport, and I think being able to get free equipment and have Crosby out on the ice… obviously you’re really young, but any chance to learn from him — he’s one of the best players in the world, if not the best,” Logan said. “Anything you can take from him and try to put in your game and grow as a person and player from him was something that’s really cool and helped me along the way, and I’m really grateful for that.”
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