The Alpiner 4 AL-760 chronograph adds a sporty splash of black to the Flyback Manufacture Chronograph

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The family-owned Swiss-based watchmaking house, Alpina, has been inspiring designs and time-telling since 1883. The harbingers of Swiss sports watches have steadily impressed upon us the fine art of watchmaking and how it can create a fresh experience for those who don it, with each ticking second. Even to this day, Alpina watches are regarded as end-to-end pieces of art as the company develops, produces and puts together the movements themselves. This is testimony to the holistic attention paid to the mechanics and design of each chronograph that emerges from the house of Alpina.

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The Alpiner 4 Black Flyback Manufacture Chronograph AL-760 is yet another marvel to behold. The original version arrived at Baselworld 2015, celebrating 132 years of the Geneva-based company. What really stood out among the accolades of this unique chronograph is it being Alpina’s first in-house Manufacture Flyback Chronograph, bearing the patented ‘Direct Flyback Technology’. This sees a completely different and rather simplified return-to-zero mechanism. The flyback function is native to Alpina’s line of pilot watches with split second functions. Devised way back in the 1930s, the mechanism greatly aids pilots with greater visibility of time and precision. The Full-Black, sportier rendition added zest and vigor to the Flyback Manufacture Chronograph, which set many eyes on it at this year’s Baselworld.
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So what really sets this year’s version apart? The apparent absence of brushed and polished steel is plainly visible on the timepiece. It comes with a PVD coating that creates a fine highlight for the beige highlights. The black dial is immersive and the luminous beige hands adorn its face with consistency. This, with the Alpina 4 attributes of being water-resistant, antimagnetic, anti-shock and remaining stainless, make the chronograph a rather desirable wear. Being a true companion to the sporting kind, the watch can withstand water pressure even at depths of 100 meters. The sapphire crystal is no less tough, bringing with it the assurance of scratch resistance. An elegant black leather strap with beige stitching adorns the wrist of the active wearer, bringing its own charm to the ensemble.
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Coming to the mechanics of the watch: the modular caliber is easy to service, thanks to theintegrated chronograph build that has fewer components, fulfilling the ‘simplicity’ aspect that Alpina insists upon. The screw down winding and the setting crown are consistent with former watches from the company. The in-house-made movement comprises of 32 jewels and a 38-hour power reserve. The push-piece at 4 o’clock and the associate mechanism that accompanies it performs three tasks sequentially. First, the clutch gets disengaged, second, a single-piece hammer ensures that the hands position themselves vertically, thus setting the chronograph to zero and finally, the clutch engages once more when the push-piece is released. All of this happens sequentially, with precision and with the single press of the push-piece. The date hand can be found at 6 o’clock and is truly legible, without the unsightly well that is found in most conventional builds.
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The original version of the Alpiner 4 Flyback Manufacture Chronograph was around $4,750. We expect this year’s full black rendition to be priced around the same range, though prices have not been announced as yet.
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KATE SPADE MAGNOLIA BAKERY SLICE OF CAKE BAG

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Kate Spade is giving us more reasons to celebrate with the Magnolia Bakery Slice of Cake Bag, which of course looks like (surprise!) a fluffy, decadent piece of dessert. If bags only tasted this good…but please don’t be tempted to take a bite! This piece is a part of the brand’s Magnolia Bakery Collection, a limited-edition line of totes, bags and other unique pieces inspired by the iconic Manhattan cake shop. Bring any outfit to life with this sweet treat (how inedible it may be)!

Measuring 5.1’ x 5.1’ x 5.1’ inches (H x W x D), this baby ain’t just a pretty face – with a printed smooth leather exterior and cowhide trim, you’ll definitely feel like wearing this baby every chance you get. It even has 14-karat gold plated hardware, which keeps the bling game going. This clutch has a frame closure and optional snake chain, allowing you to be versatile as you go along. Inside, it even has a side pocket – what a great way to top it all off!

Priced at $378 USD, you can get your very own Magnolia Bakery Slice of Cake Bag via Kate Spade New York online boutique.

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LOUIS VUITTON QUEEN OF HEARTS SHOES

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Unleash your fury with some Louis Vuitton Queen of Hearts shoes in tow! This collection is whimsical and quirky as it could get – we love how the label is so keen about the details, we forgot that this ain’t Wonderland! Before you go down any further into the Rabbit Hole of Shoes (we can dream, right?), you have to see what these babies have in store for you.

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Queen of Hearts Monogram Infrarouge Ankle Boot
Size: 10cm/4 inch heel
Price: $1780 USD

This boot is definitely a showstopper – a grand design, marvelous print, attention to detail, what more could you ask for? This piece features the Monogram Infrarouge print, which was first seen during the Spring/Summer 2015 Collection. The black and red combination had us sold! It has a diamond shaped heel (inspired by a Monogram flower) and metallic cutouts which are brought to life by metallic leather. Yes. This is the boot of your dreams.

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Queen of Hearts Glazed Calf Leather Ankle Boot
Size: 10cm/4 inch heel
Price: $2110 USD

This glazed calf leather variation shares a lot of similarities with the Monogram Infrarouge, but if you’re more of the colored leather type of shoe lover (not so heavy on the Monograms, eh?), you will love this piece. Both varieties have a padded insock with crisscross pattern for enhanced comfort. There’s no reason to go out there in pain – comfort is not an issue with these babies!

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Queen of Hearts Sandals
Size: 1cm heel
Price: €780 EUR

The Queen of Hearts Sandals are flaming hot right now! This sandal in cracked metallic leather and suede baby goat leather is perfect for both casual affairs and date nights. Who says you gotta stick with the heels? Our point, exactly. LV maximizes style without sacrificing comfort, so you’re covered!

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Louis Vuitton Has Seriously Expanded Its Selection of Exotic Bags

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