Friday, November 12, 2010

A Vendôme Woollahra teaser

A little while ago, we mentioned a new boutique that was about to open in Sydney - Vendôme Woollahra. After they'd been open but a week, I was invited to pop by for a visit to meet Alex Simon and Grant Breen, and to get a glimpse of this new luxe shopping destination, which stocks a number of brands making their Australian appearance for the first time.

Here are a couple of teaser photos:

Hautlence HLS 02

Specifications :

Case : Ti2
Movement : Hand wound. Caliber HL. Power reserve 40hours. Jumping hours, retrograde minutes.
Bezel & Bumpers : DLC scratch-resistant, polished steel
Bezel flange : Brushed 18 carat pink gold.
Screws : Ti5
Oscillation: 21600 bph. 
Diameter : 45mm
Thickness : 12.5mm 
Water Resistance : 5ATM
Bracelet : Rubber, folding clasp
Limited edition of 88

Hautlence HLQ 08

Specifications :

Case : Titanium G2 case with polished crown
Buckle : Ardillon, Titanium G2
Dial : Black opaline with hand applied "HAUTLENCE" lettering.  Intermmediate dial with laser cut minutes.
Movement: Dedicated Calibre HAUTLENCE HLQ. Jumping date, Jumping hour, retrograde minute and running second.  Manual winding mechanical movement.
Power reserve : 40 hours
Oscillation: 21600 bph.
Diameter: 43.8mm 
Thickness: 10.65mm
Water Resistance : 30m (3ATM)
Caseback : Fine brushed galvanic treatment black gold. Manually angled bridges.  Identification and numbering plate on the back. Black varnish in the engraving.
Limited edition of 88

Romain Jerome Moondust DNA

Model: Steel Mood MG.F1.11BB.00.BB
Calibre:  C22RJ51
Bezel: carbon fibres evoke solar panels of spacecraft – Steel comprising fragments of the Apollo XI spacecraft,  5N pink gold
Case: Steel
Dial: Mineral structure containing moon dust - silver

We are hoping to have a small evening there soon, and I will share some more photos of the event and their watches in particular, afterwards.

In the meantime, do pay a visit to the very personable Alex and Grant at Vendôme Woollahra. I spent a really enjoyable hour or so there looking mostly at watches, but also at the Roland Iten belt buckles. They have also just launched their facebook page if you want to see some more photos and sign up to keep updated about their incoming goodies.



Anonymous said...

Looking good! jpvfx

initialjh said...

how v avant-garde...

Anonymous said...

they have the moondust??? Grant didn't show me that one!!! but very impressed with his knowledge of the products. very refreshing from the norm of the calculator-key punching sales technique.

and the Franc Villa on Alex's wrist... damn that's a big chunk of gold...

I feel a few high end boutiques now faces stiff competition...


The Sydney Tarts said...

@jpvfx - hope you get to come back soon for a visit!

@initialjh - yes they definitely stand out from the crowd in terms of Sydney watch retailers.

@sk - Moondust on your next visit :) and yes, they are offering something quite different product and experience wise in this particular market sector.

Felix said...

Very cool. I'll have to drop in when I make it up to Syd.