GENEVE presents Roberto Coin, the Venetian jeweller

roberto coin

Roberto Coin was established in 1996 and bears the same name as its founder. The brand’s creator is passionate about art and fashion. After his career in the hotel industry, he decided to pursue his dream. Today his creations are world renowned. Let’s take a closer look at his history and passion for jewellery.

Italy as a main source of inspiration 

Roberto Coin is a well-travelled man who draws his inspiration from nature, people, architecture, art and food. His creations testify to it. However, what inspires him most of all is undoubtedly his native country, Italy, and more specifically the wonderful city of Verona. It was the tragic love story between Romeo and Juliet that first captivated Roberto Coin, then the history of the city.

The floral motif at the heart of the Love in Verona collection

If you are familiar with the Love in Verona collection, you already know that it features a floral motif. But why? Roberto Coin goes back to medieval times, to the time of Romeo and Juliet, and imagines the hills of Verona full of blossoming flowers. Flowers were widely present during the Renaissance, a symbol of romanticism and love. For Roberto Coin, the flower motif is the essence itself of perfect love, the love that we all dream about.

The future of Roberto Coin jewellery 

All of the brand’s creations are designed to last a long time, both because of their quality and because of their timeless design. Roberto Coin seeks to maintain a meticulous process to preserve the brand’s identity and uniqueness. The company is also committed to ensuring transparency in terms of all the raw materials used. The origin of the materials must be exclusively conflict-free and from socially and environmentally ethical sources.

One this is certain, the Venetian jeweller Roberto Coin will continue to make us dream.

Visit us at our shop to discover the beautiful creations by Roberto Coin.

How to change a watch battery

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Do you have some quartz watches somewhere within your great collection? As you know, quartz watches do not work the same way as your hand- or self-winding watches do. Indeed, quartz timepieces run on a battery. This battery will eventually die, at which time it will need to be replaced to make your watch work again and to prevent corrosion. Here are GENEVE’s tips for replacing a battery.

When to change a watch battery 

In general, a watch battery will need to be replaced about every two years. How long it lasts may vary depending on how the owner uses the watch. Before changing a watch battery, you will often have to wait for your watch to stop running. However, some watches have an end-of-life (EOL) function that will alert you that it will soon be time to replace the battery. The seconds hand will start making five-second jumps. 

Things to consider before replacing a battery

Before beginning, take time to choose a suitable space where you can safely change the battery. Choose a bright, quiet room and make yourself comfortable. It is especially important that you never put your fingers on the watch movement, as you risk damaging it permanently. Once you have changed the battery, make sure that the seal is in the right place and in good condition. Do not hesitate to visit us at the shop if you need help.

How to change a battery

Changing the battery is one thing, while opening and closing the case back is another. There are three different kinds of case backs: snap-in case backs, screw-down case backs, and case backs with individual screws. Here is a look at how to proceed in each case.

Opening and closing snap-in case backs

If you have a watch case knife, you can open a snap-in case back by inserting the tool into the slot and using leverage. Closing it is not always easy; if you cannot do it, visit your watchmaker.

Opening and closing screw-down case backs 

If you have a special tool for opening screw-down case backs, we advise you to position the tool in the notches on the case back and gently turn. 

Opening and closing case backs with individual screws 

For case backs with individual screws, use a screwdriver suited to the size of the screws in order to avoid damaging the case back. To close it, just screw the screws back on.

Any questions? Visit us at GENEVE!

Striking colours for the Breitling SuperOcean

breitling superocean

The Breitling SuperOcean brightens up your looks with modern lines and colours that are as fresh as the sun. Since it is a diving watch, it can accompany while surfing or diving, as well as during your day-to-day. The start of the year is sure to be brilliant with the Breitling SuperOcean on your wrist.

Colours for all year round

The new Breitling SuperOcean comes in four different sizes, which means that it fits all wrists. It is available in 46, 44, 42 and 36 mm. Moreover, Breitling has opted to clad its dials in striking colours, perfect to make you even more stylish. These lively dials go great with the metals used for the cases, which come in steel, steel-gold and even bronze. The timepieces are fitted with a sporty-looking rubber strap or a three-row metal bracelet for a more elegant style. Both options have folding clasps to allow you to best adjust the size of the bracelet for optimal comfort.

Discover the SuperOcean

Awesome technical performance 

Beyond its eye-catching appearance, the SuperOcean can accompany you on all your adventures, both on land and at sea. The timepiece is water resistant to a depth of 300 metres. The hands coated in Super-LumiNova® ensure optimal readability. The bezel is resistant to scratches, wear and fading thanks to the use of ceramic. Moreover, with its automatic Breitling 17 calibre, the SuperOcean builds up a 38-hour power reserve. Breitling once again went with the boxy minute hand and thick minute track characteristic of the Slow Motion. A watch that will captivate diving watch fans.

Discover all the models in the SuperOcean range on our e-shop. If you would like more information, please come visit us at our GENEVE shop.

Why should white gold be rhodium plated?

rhodium white gold

White gold is no doubt one of the most highly sought after metals. It is highly resistant and has a bright white colour that is easy to wear on a daily basis. However, no matter how well you care for them, white gold rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings acquire a patina over time. Yet, there is no need to worry; it is not irreversible! Indeed, there is a way for your jewellery to regain its colour and brilliance, as if it were the first day. This process is called rhodium plating. Following is an explanation of the features of white gold and this method.

All about white gold

White gold is an alloy. While yellow gold is usually a mix of 75% gold, 12.5% silver and 12.5% copper, white gold has less copper and more silver, which gives it its white colouring. Rhodium is then used to adjust the colour. Rhodium plating gives a piece of white gold jewellery a particularly dazzling white hue. White gold is highly regarded because of its resistance to shocks and corrosion, as well as for its beauty and timelessness. However, over time, shocks and friction will eventually wear down the rhodium layer to reveal an egg white colour that is not as shiny.

What is rhodium plating?

Rhodium plating is a technique used on white gold and silver jewellery. The main purpose is to give the piece a dazzling white hue. Before a piece of jewellery is rhodium plated, the jeweller thoroughly polishes it to ensure that it is completely smooth, which is a very important step for the quality of the plating. Once this is done, rhodium plating begins. Rhodium plating starts with ultrasonic cleaning, which will remove any residue that has accumulated over time. Once the piece of jewellery is clean, it will be soaked in four baths in a row. It will be degreased, rinsed several times, and then dipped in the rhodium plating solution. This last step will give your white gold jewellery a second life, making it appear as if it were new. To ensure that your jewellery never loses its shine, we strongly advise that you have it rhodium-plated by a professional every two years or so. And of course to take care of your jewellery on a daily basis.

If you have any white gold jewellery in need of a cleaning or rhodium plating, make an appointment at our GENEVE jewellery shop!

In January, go ice blue with the BR-X5 Ice Blue Steel

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A colour that is appearing increasingly more often on wrists, ice blue is the ideal shade to incorporate into your wardrobe this winter. Bell & Ross has released the BR-X5, a precise, pure, lightweight and durable timepiece. An introduction to this unique model.

Pure architecture 

The watch features a water-resistant multi-component satin-brushed and polished steel case measuring 41 mm in diameter. Seen from the front, it seems discreet, but from the side, it has a pure, radical architecture. The ice blue sunburst dial catches the eye and adds an elegant touch. The hour markers are coated in Super-LumiNova® for optimal readability, even in low light conditions. The skeletonised metal hour and minute hands are also coated in Super-LumiNova®. 

A watch powered by an excellent manufacture movement

Developed by the manufacture Kennisi, the BR-CAL.323 is Bell & Ross’s first COSC-certified movement. It builds up a power reserve of three days, meaning that you can take off the watch for the entire weekend and it will still be running on Monday when you put it back on. There is a large rounded aperture at 3 o’clock. With this timepiece, Bell & Ross focuses on precision and reliability. 

A first for Bell & Ross

The BR-X5 stands out from other models by the brand due to its movement and to the functions displayed on the dial. Indeed, Bell & Ross offers something new with the date window at 3 o’clock and the circular power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock. It is a new visual identity that the brand presents with the BR-X5.

If you wish to order it on our website, we invite you to discover it at our e-shop:

For more information, come visit one of our Geneve shops!

The perfect jewellery to make your wedding dress even more beautiful

wedding jewellery

The day of days is almost here, and you have everything organised. You have the husband, the venue, the cake, the guests and, above all, a stunning dress. But there is still something missing… The jewellery! Don’t panic; we are here to help ensure that this day is unforgettable and dazzling. Here is a closer look at the jewellery that will make you look your best.

Earrings

You already have the ring. Now you have to find the perfect earrings, the ones that will enhance your face. This accessory is ideal for finishing off your hairstyle and highlighting your makeup. Your earrings will also add incomparable sparkle to your wedding pictures. But take note, if you choose large earrings, we suggest that you not wear a necklace. For a more classic touch, go with stud earrings.

GENEVE Stud earrings 

GENEVE Large earrings

Necklaces

Depending on your dress, you may not be able to wear a necklace. However, if you are able to and want to, a necklace will enhance your neckline. Why not choose a pretty chain with a set diamond or peal? Or why not go a different route and choose a more original option? For example, coloured stones or a long necklace that falls on your bare back.


GENEVE Chain & pendant necklace

Bracelets

If your dress is sleeveless or has short sleeves, you could wear a bracelet to dress up your wrist. For slender wrists, opt for discreet bracelets or bangles. For thicker wrists, you can allow yourself to play with larger bracelets.


GENEVE Tennis bracelet

GENEVE Yellow gold bracelet

GENEVE Pearl bracelet

Now that you have chosen all the accessories and jewellery you need for the ceremony, you are finally reading to say “I do” to your dearly beloved. Please come visit us at GENEVE, if you need help selecting your jewellery.

Live your life at 1,000 an hour with the Chopard Mille Miglia watches

chopard mille miglia

Everyday life and work are back. To keep up, we suggest you wear a prestigious watch, the Chopard Mille Miglia, a quintessential watch for car enthusiasts. It is a classic, robust, sporty and reliable timepiece to be passed down from generation to generation. Learn more about this iconic watch.

A tribute to motor racing

Watches in this Chopard range are inspired by the prestigious 1000 Miglia car race and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele’s passion for cars. Chopard has been celebrating this race since 1988 with its line of sporty-looking timepieces featuring elegant details. All the watches in the range combine luxury, precision, comfort and sophistication. They are true instruments for drivers and lovers of beautiful pieces. 

Choose your Mille Miglia

Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Chrono

Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph


Chopard Mille Miglia 2020 Race Edition

Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Azzuro Power Control

Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph Raticosa

Discover all of these models at one of our GENEVE shops, and if you can’t wait, you can order one from our e-shop!

Start the new year on a colourful foot

colourful jewellery

The year 2023 is here, and it is time to make good on your resolutions. To make life more beautiful and add pep to your looks, nothing beats colours. GENEVE offers creations for all tastes, adorned with rare and precious stones. Discover our rainbow jewellery and fill up on joy!

Our colourful jewellery 

Coloured diamonds, sapphires, rubies… At GENEVE, we like to think outside the box and offer exceptional and original creations, because there is nothing better than seeing your eyes sparkle. Spruce up your winter outfits with our selection of ultra-colourful pieces.

GENEVE hoop earrings

GENEVE stone necklace

GENEVE bangle bracelet

GENEVE eternity ring

Discover our colourful jewellery on our website and at one of our GENEVE shops.

Classic and elegant, discover the OMEGA De Ville Prestige collection

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The De Ville Prestige watch has been the perfect embodiment of elegance and sophistication since 1994. It has evolved over time, and the third generation offers some wonderful enhancements. Indeed, the mechanical models are Master Chronometer certified, feature sleeker profiles and come in a wide array of dial colours, patterns and finishes. Which model best suits you? Find out in this article.

A more efficient third generation 

Nearly 20 years later, the entire De Ville Prestige line retains the lines of the earliest models. Nonetheless, this third generation offers different functions and about a hundred references. All the mechanical models (34, 40 and 41 mm) have a Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre and a classic three-hand display, a small seconds counter or a power reserve indicator, and a small seconds display. The quartz models, measuring between 27.5 and 30 mm, contain calibre 4061. The hands, glass and dial are domed to create a slimmer look. A symbol of luxury and elegance, OMEGA ensures utmost refinement in this model that embraces to the wrist to perfection.

The mechanical models

OMEGA De Ville Prestige Co-axial 43420412002001

OMEGA De Ville Prestige Co-axial 43413412103001

OMEGA De Ville Prestige Co-axial 43413412011001

The quartz models

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De Ville Prestige 43410286009001

De Ville Prestige 43410286005001

Discover many De Ville Prestige models on our website or directly at our GENEVE shops.

Jewellery to make you sparkle on New Year’s Eve!

new year's eve jewellery

New Year’s Eve is the perfect occasion to have fun and bring out your most glittery outfits! And we offer a selection of remarkable pieces to complete your festive looks. With the GENEVE jeweller, you will shine brightly as you end 2022 and begin 2023. Happy discovering. 

Our jewellery to light up your evening 

XXL earrings

Ready to dazzle everyone around you? Wear these XXL earrings for a stunning look, and highlight your New Year’s Eve hairstyle! 

GENEVE Earrings

GENEVE Long earrings 

GENEVE Large earrings 

Nonstop colour 

Do you want to play the colour card? Discover our selection of rainbow jewellery.

GENEVE Hoope earrings 

GENEVE Necklace stones

GENEVE Eternity ring 

Diamonds to capture the light

Nothing better than diamonds to shine at the party.

Messika Move Classic Necklace

Pomellato Sabbia Bracelet

Mirco Visconti Chain & Pendant

If you need help choosing the best jewellery for your New Year’s Eve outfit, feel free to visit us at our GENEVE shop.

The whole team wishes you a sparkling evening!

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