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The exclusive timepieces and jewellery designed by Bernhard H. Mayer® uphold the highest standards of product quality and craftsmanship.

Established traditions are respected in the creation, design and production of all Bernhard H. Mayer® products. Brilliant timepieces are manufactured in accordance with Swiss watchmaking traditions and standards, whilst gems and precious metals are chosen and crafted into jewellery based on guidelines set by premier jewellery institutions.

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Bernhard H. Mayer 2012 by QNET

  1. 1. Exclusively available from
  2. 2. A Tradition of Excellence• Established in 1871 in Pforzheim, Germany• More than a hundred years of knowledge and experience in the crafting and manufacturing of precious metals• Built on the principles of excellence in design, and quality in standards• Offers an exclusive variety of products ranging from classic to contemporary styles Exclusively available from
  3. 3. Manufacturing Excellence• Exclusive and brilliant timepieces manufactured in accordance with Swiss watchmaking traditions and standards• Gems and precious metals chosen and crafted into jewellery based on guidelines set by premier jewellery institutions Exclusively available from
  4. 4. WATCHESExclusively available from
  5. 5. A watch is not as simple as you think! • Parts • Style • Complications • Movements • AssemblyExclusively available from
  6. 6. WATCH PARTS Buckle Band/strap Dial Sub-dials Case Hands Crown Bezel Pusher Crystal Aperture FLAMINGO NOIR CHRONOMAX
  7. 7. WATCH PARTS • Case – the metal encasing the bezel and face - Plastic - Ceramic - Black/Gold PVD plated - Gold-plated metal 14 K/18 K - Titanium • Precious metal - Tantalum - Palladium - Gold - PlatinumExclusively available from
  8. 8. WATCH PARTS• Bezel – the surface ring on the watch that holds the crystal in place• Crystal – the cover that protects the watch’s face - Plastic - Mineral - Sapphire - Domed sapphire - Sapphire glass with antireflective coatingExclusively available from
  9. 9. WATCH PARTS • Dial – the watch’s face where numerals, indices and surface design are usually set - Mother-of-pearl - Guilloche - Skeleton • Subdial – the smaller register sets in the main dial of a watch face • Aperture – a window set in a watch dial that displays a function of a watch, usually the calendar date, weekday or monthExclusively available from
  10. 10. WATCH PARTS • Hands – the pointing devices anchored at the centre of the dial and circling around to indicate hours, minutes, seconds and any other special features of the watch - Normal - Luminous - Blue-steeledExclusively available from
  11. 11. WATCH PARTS• Crown – a knob that is used to set the time, date, etc. • Cabochon Crown – a round semi-precious stone of synthetic material fitted into the watch’s crown as an ornament Exclusively available from
  12. 12. WATCH PARTS• Pusher – a knob that is usually • Band/Strap/Bracelet – holds the found on the upper or power watch to the wrist right side of a watch that is used - Cloth to control any additional function - Rubber of a watch - Metal - Genuine Leather Exclusively available from
  13. 13. WATCH PARTS• Buckle/Clasp – the latching mechanism that connects the two ends of the watch bracelet around the wrist - Standard - Folding - ButterflyExclusively available from
  14. 14. WATCH STYLESClassic • Simple designs characterised by round cases, leather straps and gold, silver-toned or stainless steel bracelets • Versatile • Can be worn on almost any occasion • Rarely goes out of style Exclusively available from
  15. 15. WATCH STYLES Dress • Often comes with jewel accents • Displays an elegant lookExclusively available from
  16. 16. WATCH STYLES Sporty • Designed for athletes and people with an active outdoor lifestyle • Has specific functional features that don’t compromise styleExclusively available from
  17. 17. WATCH STYLES Fashion • Reflective of current trends • Designer-styled and brandedExclusively available from
  18. 18. WATCH STYLES High-tech• State-of-the-art technology such as Global Positioning Satellite (GPRS) capabilities, digital cameras, Bluetooth connectivity and Personal Digital Assistant (PDA).Exclusively available from
  19. 19. WATCH COMPLICATIONSRefers to any feature beyondthe standard time display ofhours, minutes and seconds.Additions such as the datedisplay on your watch areconsidered a complication. Exclusively available from
  20. 20. WATCH COMPLICATIONS Basic Complications • Day & Date • 2nd Time Zone • Chronograph • Retrograde • Alarm • Moon Phase • Power Reserve Exclusively available from
  21. 21. WATCH COMPLICATIONSGrand Complications Perpetual Calendar • A calendar that automatically accounts for the varying number of days in each month and in leap years. With a few rare exceptions, this complication must be adjusted for secular years; the next secular years are 2100 and 2200. Repeater • A watch that tells the time audibly by the mechanism operated by a push-piece or alike. There are various types of repeaters that can strike the hours, quarter hours, five minutes and/or every minute, either automatically or when the push-piece is pressed down. Tourbillon • A device invented to eliminate the errors of rate vertical positions. It consists of a mobile carriage or cage carrying all the parts of the escapement, with the balance in the centre. The cage usually makes one revolution per minute. Exclusively available from
  22. 22. WATCH MOVEMENT• Timekeeping mechanism• Integrated with an energy source and a display, it makes watches tell time Exclusively avilable from
  23. 23. WATCH MOVEMENT Quartz• Powered by battery• Works with a series of tiny electronic components fitted together behind a watch’s face Exclusively available from
  24. 24. WATCH MOVEMENTMechanical• Powered by manual winding• Made up of gears and springs that work together• Automatic mechanical movement – marks the passage of time through a series of gear mechanisms that are wound by the movement of the wrist Exclusively available from
  25. 25. A watch is not assimple as you think! • Parts • Style • Complications • Movements • AssemblyExclusively available from
  26. 26. WATCH MOVEMENTSolar• Powered by electricity converted from natural and artificial light• Made with solar panels and sometimes comes with rechargeable batteriesKinetic• Innovative movement of micro-electronics that responds to the movements of the wrist, maintaining quartz accuracy• The watch ‘sleeps’ if not worn for 72 hours, but ‘wakes up’ when shaken and immediately returns to the correct time Exclusively available from
  27. 27. WATCH MOVEMENTBernhard H. Mayer® uses two of the topSwiss Movement suppliers in the industry• ETA Swiss producer of quartz movements, hand wound movements and mechanical movements powered by self- winding mechanisms. • Ronda A traditional Swiss manufacturer that provides electronic movements in wristwatches all over the world following an efficient quality system that is ISO 9001 certified. Exclusively available from
  28. 28. DID YOU KNOW THAT?• Jewels- Synthetic sapphires or rubies- Bearings for gears in movements- Reduce friction and maximise accuracy and durability• A simple mechanical watch should include at least 15 jewels• Greater complications require more jewels Exclusively available from
  29. 29. WATCH ASSEMBLYSWISS MADE• Refers to the technical quality of watches - Accuracy • Refers to the aesthetic quality - Reliability of watches - Water resistance - Shock resistance - Elegance - Originality of Design • Covers both traditional manufacturing and new technologies Exclusively available from
  30. 30. WATCH MOVEMENTSWISS LAW• A watch can only be considered ‘Swiss Made’ if: - its movement is cased up in Switzerland; - its movement is Swiss; - the manufacturer carries out the final inspection in Switzerland; Exclusively available from
  31. 31. WATCH MOVEMENTSWISS MADE• A watch movement can only be considered ‘Swiss’ if: - it has been assembled in Switzerland; - it has been inspected by the manufacturer in Switzerland; - the components of Swiss manufacture account for at least 50% of the total value, without taking into account the cost of assembly. Exclusively available from
  32. 32. Bernhard H. Mayer® Swiss Watches • Swiss Made • Swiss Movements – ETA/Ronda • Swiss Quality • Swiss Design We use: • High grade surgical steel cases • Handmade dials • Butterfly/folding buckles • Sapphire crystal & antireflective coating • Genuine leather straps Exclusively available from
  33. 33. WATCH CARE• Care for the Crystal (to avoid scratching) - It is better to store or wrap it in a soft cloth before placing it down - Even sapphire crystals can be scratched• Sports (Intense sports may ruin the watch movements) - It is not recommended that you wear an automatic or manual winding timepiece while participating in intense sports such as golfing and tennis as the impact could ruin the movement• Watch Cleaning (Use soft cloth) - Using a soft cloth is ideal for removing smudges and fingerprints from the case and crystal glass cover
  34. 34. WATCH CARE• Care for Leather Straps (Cleaning the leather) - Genuine leather will gradually deteriorate with constant exposure to perspiration - Salt residue and soil can be removed from leather by cleaning it with a dampened soft cloth and mild soap (or saddle soap, which is special leather soap)• Water Resistance (Don’t wear your watch in the shower) - Keep in mind though that prolonged exposure to hot water such as from a shower or a hot tub can cause the gaskets to expand and contract, leading to water entering the case Note: The watch movements and casing are water resistant. However, leather straps are sensitive to water, therefore, it is recommended to avoid water contact with your watch. Exclusively available from
  35. 35. JEWELLERY Exclusively available from
  36. 36. JEWELLERY COMPONENTS• Precious metals - Silver - Gold - Platinum - Titanium - Palladium• Precious stones - Diamond - Pearl - Gemstones
  37. 37. PRECIOUS METALSPlatinum • The heaviest of the precious metals • 15x rarer than gold • 50x rarer than silver • 10 tons of ore are needed to produce every ounce of platinum Exclusively available from
  38. 38. PRECIOUS METALSGold• Worlds most ancient and most coveted metal• Represents wealth and power• Comes in yellow, white, rose (or pink) and many other colours Exclusively available from
  39. 39. PRECIOUS METALSSilver• The most plentiful of the precious jewellery metals• Pure silver or 999 is the whitest of all metals• Sterling or 925 is the most commonly used form Exclusively available from
  40. 40. PRECIOUS METALSTitanium• A lustruous, silver-grey metallic element• It has the strength of steel yet lightweight like aluminum• Resistant to corrosion of salt water, sea air and certain acids Exclusively available from
  41. 41. PRECIOUS METALS Palladium• A rare and lustrous silvery-white metal that resembles platinum• Used as an alternative to platinum or white gold• Does not tarnish in air and 15 times rarer than gold• Popular for its flexibility under high temperature and the increased strengths and hardness under cold temperature Exclusively available from
  42. 42. DIAMONDSFive Characteristics of a DiamondShape – the overall outline of a diamond whenviewed from the top Exclusively available from
  43. 43. DIAMONDSThe Famous 4Cs: Cut, Clarity, Carat, Colour Cut describes a diamond’s light performance, dimensions and finish •Cut determines brilliance The width and depth can have an effect on how light travels within the diamond, and how it exits in the form of brilliance. Too Shallow: Light is lost out the bottom causing the diamond to lose brilliance. Too Deep: Light escapes out the sides causing the diamond to appear dark and dull. Exclusively available from
  44. 44. DIAMONDSThe Famous 4Cs: Cut, Clarity, Carat, ColourClarity refers to the tiny marks or inclusions, likescratches or trace minerals, contained in adiamond Exclusively available from
  45. 45. DIAMONDSThe Famous 4Cs: Cut, Clarity, Carat, ColourCarat refers to the weight of a diamond CARAT WEIGHTCarat:A measure of diamond, 1 carat (kt) = 0.2 gr.1 carat = 100 points (0.01 carat = 1 point ; 75 pts = .75 carats) Exclusively available from
  46. 46. DIAMONDSThe Famous 4Cs: Cut, Clarity, Carat, ColourSimply refers to a diamond’s colour GIA Colour Grading Scale DEF GHIJ KLM N-R S-Z Colourless Near colourless Faint yellow Very faint yellow Light yellow Exclusively available from
  47. 47. Did You Know?The diamonds in ALL our jewellery pieces are: • H Colour (Nearly Colourless in GIA colour grading scale)DEF GHIJ KLM N-R S-Z• SI (Slightly includes flaws)
  48. 48. PEARLSFive Quality Factors • Lustre - Refers to both a pearl’s brilliance (the way its surface reflects light) and its inner glow (the way it refracts light) • Surface - Refers to the number of flaws that appear on the surface of the pearl - Every pearl has a few natural flaws, and there is no such thing as a flawless pearl • Size - Determines a pearl’s price - Measured in millimeters - Pearls that are 7 millimeters and larger will always commend higher prices Exclusively available from
  49. 49. PEARLS Shape • Spherical or symmetrically-shaped pearls are considered high-quality pearls • Baroque pearls, which have irregular shape, and curving lines of the drop pearls are also considered attractive Pearl Shape round off-round oval teardrop semi-baroque Exclusively available from
  50. 50. PEARLS Colour • White/milky white, pink, blue, silver and cream-coloured • Pearls with the most uniform coloration are considered the best Pearl Colour white white rose black silver gold pink Exclusively available from
  51. 51. PEARLS Types of Pearls • Saltwater and Freshwater Pearls - Classification according to the environment (body of water) that the oysters and mussels thrive in • Natural and Cultured Pearls - The manner in which a pearl is produced Exclusively available from
  52. 52. GEMSTONES• Gemstones are minerals which possess ornamental or decorative quality• In the 2400 minerals found, over 100 are qualified as gemstones, but only about 20 are commonly used in jewellery• Has five essential characteristics - Colour - Clarity - Cut - Size - Enhancements Exclusively available from
  53. 53. GEMSTONES Agate Alexandrite Amber Amethyst Andalusite Anglesite Aquamarine Aragonite Turquoise Citrine Dioptase Emerald Garnet Iolite Jade Kyanite Lapis Lazuli Moonstone Exclusively available from
  54. 54. GEMSTONES Onyx Opal Peridot Quartz Ruby Sapphire Tanzanite Topaz Tourmaline Tsavorite Exclusively available from
  55. 55. GEMSTONESDid you know?• Nowadays, the distinction between precious and semi-precious gemstones is no longer made by the trade.• Many gemstones are used in even the most expensive jewellery, depending on the brand name of the designer, fashion trends, market supply, treatments, and etc.• However diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds still have a reputation that exceeds those of other gemstones. Exclusively available from
  56. 56. Jewellery Care• Daily Care - Put on your jewellery after you do your make-up. - Wipe your jewellery with a soft cloth after use.• Storage - Silver is a metal that is meant to be worn out. If you just leave it lying around, it will tarnish. - Store your jewellery by neatly fastening the clasps and pins. - Lay each item out separately, one by one. - Store your jewellery in a zip lock bag or approved jewellery bags. Exclusively available from
  57. 57. Jewellery CareMaintenance- No matter how carefully you take care of your jewellery, small parts may come loose.- Carefully check such parts as the hooks that support the jewels, the clasps of necklaces, the screws of earrings, and brooch pins.Cleaning- If you feel that the radiance of your jewellery has diminished, take it to a specialist.- Cleaning with ultrasonic cleaner and other methods may lead to damage, so caution is recommended especially for plated jewellery. Exclusively available from
  58. 58. Where to check out theproducts? •www.qnet.net Exclusively available from
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