Saturday, April 30, 2011
The movement starts with one of Christiaan van der Klaauw's base CK1094 automatic movements with the Real Moon module on it. Note the sophisticated looking highly customized automatic rotor that has a realistic looking piece of the moon on it. The movement complications include the time, date, month, moon phase on turning orb, solar and lunar eclipse hand, and declination of the sun indicator. Wow, talk about yet another way to construct a fascinating astrological complication timepiece.
The solar and lunar eclipse hand indicates if there is a solar or lunar eclipse going on somewhere on earth - this dial is near 3 o'clock. Using the Christiaan van der Klaauw logo, the sun declination indicator has the logo rise and lower to show the relative position of the sun on the horizon based on the time of year. The dial with two hands at 9 o'clock are used for the calendar functions.
A modern looking dial gives way to a classic looking case. It is 40mm wide and offering in 18k white or rose gold - with matching alligator strap. Christiaan van der Klaauw will also offer a platinum version with an all hand-made dial as a limited edition of just 8 pieces. Look for these stunning new Real Moon 1980 watches soon.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch reviews site aBlogtoRead.com.
Filed under: Timepieces / Watches
Whether you're buying for your mom, buying for another mom you admire or you're a mom who is treating yourself this May, these are some the top brands that put the biggest smiles on moms' faces! It gets even better. Not only are these top brands, but these are top brands on sale! Some brands like MyJewelryBox.com and Ice.com are even offering bigger, better, exclusive deals just for our AOL Shoppers!
So, whether you and Mom are in the mood for a beautiful and sentimental piece of jewelry, a cheerful fragrance, a spunky handbag or a new form of entertainment, we've got just the brand name gifts (for less!) to make you and her feel extra special this year!
Coach is known for its signature styles in accessories and it's a brand that has a very strong and very large fan base. And, for good reason! It's affordable American luxury! And now, it's even more affordable.
Poppy Glam Signature 3D Groovy Shoulder Bag. Sale: $148 | Retail: $212
Signature Outline Op Art Alexandra Tote (from Amazon). Sale: $275 | Retail: $328
Mia Signature Outline C Carryall. Sale: $278 | Retail: $328
Coach Madison Clover Print Sophia Satchel. Sale: $265 | Retail: $318
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Here are four pieces that are exclusively priced just for our AOL shoppers -- you! You can also save an extra 20% off on these or other MyJewelryBox pieces! Just enter promo code: MJBMOM20 at checkout. Also, get a free FedEx Express shipping upgrade (a $12.95 value) to guarantee delivery by Mother's Day. It can't get better than this!
Heart Shaped Mother's Love Pendant with Diamond. Exclusive Sale: $69.99 | Retail: $250
Freshwater Multi-Color Pear Necklace. Exclusive Sale: $49.99 | Retail: $110
Emerald Swarovski Crystal Earrings with 24K Gold. Exclusive Sale: $79 | Retail: $185
Pink Simulated Kunzite and Cubic Zirconia Ring. Exclusive Sale: $109 | Retail: $225
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Looking as beautiful as you feel is pretty easy with Avon products. Maybe that's why moms love this female-empowering brand so much! Spend less for more with Avon.
Love to the Fullest 4-Piece Mother's Day Collection. Special Offer: $30 | Value: $51
Fragrance -- buy one, get one for $2.99
Luxurious Tote Bag. Sale: $19.99 | Regular: $24.99
Smooth Minerals Blush, Eyeshadow and Foundation Sale. Save 25-40%!
Ralph Lauren has long produced a classic American style that moms can feel comfortable with and confident in wearing.
Rosie Ruffle Tee. Sale: $35.90 | Retail: $54.50
Governer's Lodge Hobo. Clearance: $159.99 | Retail: $298
1.7 oz. Romance 'Always Yours' Fragrance. Sale: $39.28 | Retail: $62
Black/White/Grey Rectangular Sunglasses. Sale: $67.07 | Retail: $89
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Ice.com really loves our AOL shoppers, which is why they are offering AOL exclusive pricing on these striking pieces of jewelry! Ordering ASAP also guarantees you free shipping on all orders and delivery by Mother's Day! Here are gifts that will take her breath away.
Gold Freshwater Pearl & Smokey Quartz Ring. Exclusive Sale: $55 | Regular: $75
2 ct. Tanzanite Sterling Silver Earrings. Exclusive Sale: $70 | Regular: $95
11 ct. Ebony Sapphire & Diamond Bracelet. Exclusive Sale: $65 | Regular: $85
4 1/2 ct. Garnet & Diamond Heart Pendant Necklace. Exclusive Sale: $70 | Regular: $95
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Why do moms love COBY electronics? Well, COBY is known for its affordable quality! Get her a sleek COBY gift that will entertain her during her free time or keep her remembering you when she's on the clock.
Coby Slim Portable DVD Player. Sale: $89.99 | Retail: $109.99
Coby Kyros 7" Android Tablet. Sale: $138 | Retail: $179.99
7" Portable Widescreen LCD TV. Sale: $80.99 | Retail: $39.99
Coby 8" Digital Photo Frame. Sale: $59.99 | Retail: $69.99
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If you know Mom's shoe size and have a pretty good idea on her style preferences, surprise her with a pair of sandals or flats from Naturalizer! Their shoes are casual-trendy and are surprisingly comfortable. She'll love them!
Berlynn Wedge Espadrille. Sale: $44.97 | Regular: $58 and up
Nuevo Wedge Shoes. Sale: $63.20 | Regular: $79
Mitzy Ballet Flats. Sale: $55.20 | Regular: $69
Prissy Cosmic Dust Metallic Foil Heel. Sale: $49.99 | Regular: $64.95
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Celebrate "feeling well and living joyously" with your mom by gifting her with a bath & beauty brand she loves! Pick up a gift set on sale or a value pack worth much more than it's going for.
on a clear day skin system. Sale: $52 | Retail: $65
the miracle worker Anti-Aging Skincare Kit. Offer: $110 | Value: $187
summer grace fragrance and lotion. Offer: $50 | Value: $80
the oxygen peel super size kit. Offer: $75 | Value: $100
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Beautiful, elegant pieces that dazzle at lower prices!
14K White Gold Diamond Earrings. Sale: $70 | Retail: $95
1/10 ct. tw. Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold. Sale: $145 | Retail: $160
Black Diamond Solitaire Stud Earrings. Sale: $90 | Retail: $100
1/4 ct. tw. Diamond Flower Ring. Sale: $115 | Retail: $150
Elegance, sophistication and class. Give her makeup that's as timeless as her beauty!
#59 Nude, Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lipstick. Sale: $29.68 | Retail: $48
Romantic Destination, Travel Makeup Palette. Sale: $65.99 | Retail: $84
#10 Noir, Inimitable Multi-Dimensional Mascara. Sale: $40.89 | Retail: $53.24
4 Fleurs De Chanel (Limited Edition). Sale: $48.88 | Retail: $94.25
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For some additional Mother's Day fun, watch this Mother's Day montage of celebrities sharing the advice they got from their own mothers while growing up:
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