TAG Heuer Connected at Fraser Hart

At the end of 2015, TAG Heuer announced the up-coming release of their first smartwatch, the Connected. Engineered with Intel Inside and powered by Android Wear, this luxury timepiece benefits from 150 years of Swiss intelligence. Manufactured in La Chaux-de-Fonds (an iconic location where watch makers have been crafting since the 18th century), the Connected will is now available at Fraser Hart with a 46mm case and boasting all the characteristics of a chronograph.




Fraser Hart Tag Connected

Crafted from grade 2 titanium making it lighter and more resistant to impact and fitted on a texture rubber strap available in seven different colours, TAG Heuer have brought us the perfect watch for every obstacle.

For the very first time, TAG Heuer have developed three digital dials, all of which feature the date and are available in three different colours – black, blue or pearl white. Holding on to the traditions built by their forefathers, TAG Heuer have ensured the digital hands and indexes remain visible at all times – even when the watch is in its energy saving mode.

Fraser Hart TAG Heuer Connected

However, we must not forget that the Connected is TAG’s latest branch into the smartwatch field and therefore comes equipped with a number of different applications from the staple timer, alarm and stopwatch, the Connected can also be loaded with sporting apps such as GolfShot Pro and RaceChrono Pro for those sporting enthusiast amongst us.

Fraser Hart TAG Heuer Connected

4GB of memory and an all-day battery life keep you connected 24/7 whilst the fitted microphone has been designed to interact with Google voice control. All key Android applications used by millions such as Google Fit, Google Maps and Google search are readily available and bring endless streams of information to your fingertips.

Finally, the timepiece also benefits from the traditional TAG Heuer two-year warranty.

The TAG Connected is now available at selected Fraser Hart TAG Official Stockists including our One New Change, Plymouth and Cambridge stores and also online here.

Hublot commissions one off football portraits

Come this Saturday, prepare to witness the ritual workings of one of the worlds most revered tribes… the football fan. Expect a sea of red, white and blue to cascade down your local high street, chants reverberating from store windows and the occasional roar of over bubbling excitement.




Unless you’ve restricted yourself to four walls, shunned the local news (on every print or digital platform available) and restricted yourself to conversations with the local pets, you’ve probably seen a thing or two about the UEFA EURO 2016 which kicks off this Friday at 8pm (UK time). From its humble beginnings in 1958 where just 17 national football associations took part to the latest tournament where 24 teams have a chance at winning the illusive trophy, the UEFA EURO 2016 is Europe’s biggest football tournament and one of the most anticipated.

Fraser Hart | Hublot are the official partners of the UEFA EURO 2016

In March 2016 Swiss luxury watch brand, Hublot, confirmed its leadership on planet football with its 10th year as the UEFA EURO official football games master. As the official partner of the games, Hublot has managed to further establish its commitment to football utilising it’s strong relationships with both its official ambassadors and friends of the brand who are all part of the ‘Hublot Loves Football’ world.

To celebrate its 10th year with UEFA EURO, Hublot have commissioned a series of one-off portraits highlighting the most influential and emblematic figures in football from referees, players and coaches.

Fraser Hart | Rio Ferdinand Hublot EURO 2016

Rio Ferdinand, former English international player.
His EURO highlight was Gazza’s goal against Scotland in UEFA EURO 1996.

Fraser Hart | Jose Mourinho Hublot EURO 2016

José Mourinho, coach.
His EURO highlight has yet to come.

Expect to also spot the iconic Hublot logo on the pitch as well, emblazed on the panels indicating extra time and player changes. Placing themselves at the forefront of your vision and alongside one of the most iconic competitions in the European calendar, Hublot have fully established themselves as the luxury watch brand of the football fan.

Hublot watches is available in the following stores – Brent Cross, Cardiff (Crouch, Dewi Sant) or London – One New Change. The collection can also be viewed on our website at the link shown below:

http://www.fraserhart.co.uk/brands/hublot.html/

Raymond Weil Maestro Beatles Limited Edition watch at Fraser Hart

To celebrate 40 years, Swiss luxury watchmaker Raymond Weil have revealed one of their most exciting musical partnerships to date. Teaming up with one of the most iconic and influential acts of the 1960’s, the new Limited Edition Maestro Beatles timepiece has now arrived at Fraser Hart.




Fraser Hart Raymond Weil The Beatles

Fitted with a mechanical self-winding movement housed in a 39.5mm case, its bespoke dial features each of the 13 Beatles’ album titles written between the hour markers with the 4 o’clock index marked by ‘Help’ – a homage to the iconic album cover released in 1965. Stamped with The Beatles logo both on the dial and on its smoked sapphire crystal case back, each piece is stamped with its own individual edition number – a true collector’s piece with only 3,000 pieces being produced.

Fraser Hart Raymond Weil The Beatles

 

Fraser Hart Raymond Weil The Beatles

‘We are overjoyed to once again honour great music legends this year and celebrate our 40th anniversary with the Fab Four!”, says Elie Bernheim, CEO RAYMOND WEIL.

The Raymond Weil Maestro Beatles Limited Edition timepiece is now available in selected Fraser Hart stores. Enquire with your nearest store here.

Fraser Hart celebrates 80 years of Timeless Diamonds

This year, Fraser Hart are proud to be celebrating our 80th birthday.




Fraser Hart 80th Birthday

Since 1936 when our founder, Fred Hill opened the first store in Glasgow our aim has been simple – to bring you timeless pieces you will treasure forever, from people you trust.

To mark the occasion, we have commissioned an exclusive new collection called Timeless Diamonds. In designing these pieces, we’ve gone through our archives to uncover some of the most iconic and timeless jewellery designs beloved by Fraser Hart customers throughout the past 80 years.

Paying homage to an iconic staple, the engagement ring, our first Timeless Diamond is this exquisite diamond halo set cluster ring. Crafted from polished platinum and expertly set with 80 points of diamonds representing our 80 years of creating treasured moments, this modernised design was selected as a homage to the art deco-style designs of the 1930’s – our founding year.

Fraser Hart Timeless Diamonds Collection

Carrying the thirties design style throughout the collection, our Buyers have worked closely with renowned diamond craftsmen to deliver this 18ct white gold multi band dress ring. With five bands of alternatively sized and expertly set diamonds, adding up to a total weight of 0.80ct, each carat point represents another year of treasured moments and timeless memories here at Fraser Hart.

Fraser Hart Timeless Diamonds Collection

Moving on and completing our Timeless Diamonds collection, one of our most treasured jewellery designs has been re-designed in honour of the past 80 years. Now set in 18ct white gold, we bring you a diamond cluster pendant and a pair of matching halo set stud earrings – a timeless set to carry you through any celebration. With each piece skilfully set with 0.80ct of diamonds (the earrings have a total diamond weight of 0.80ct), these pieces complete our exclusive collection.

Fraser Hart Timeless Diamonds Collection

Our Timeless Diamond Collection is available in all 39 Fraser Hart stores across the UK and can also be viewed online through the links listed above.

As we pause to celebrate this milestone birthday, the entire team would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to everyone who has supported us over the past 80 years.

We are proud to have played our part in creating your most precious moments.

From each and every one of us.

Thank You

Aurora Certified Diamond Collection – Timeless Beauty, Endless Light

The dawn, daybreak and sunshine. The mythical Roman Goddess of Dawn, Aurora, was believed to be the bringer of morning light. Astride her majestic chariot, she would lead her sister (Helios, the Sun) into the sky every morning, bringing the break of dawn to all. It is said that her tears dust the awakening world as morning dew and these luminous droplets signal the coming of a new day.

Aurora Roman Goddess History Image

With a name that relates closely to the Latin word aurum meaning gold and romantically bound with the coming of light, our newest diamond engagement ring collection could only be inspired by this mythological being. Taking the Roman Goddess’s love affair with brightness and dawn, our Aurora Certified Diamond Collection emits a timeless beauty.

Aurora Certified Diamond Collection | Fraser Hart

Exclusive to Fraser Hart, our Aurora diamonds sit high and proud in their setting which has been specifically designed to allow optimal light to pass beneath and through the diamond. Each beam of light enters the diamond at its own unique location and shimmers through, delivering a continuous stream of delight and sparkle.

Fraser Hart | Aurora Certfied Diamond Collection | Timeless Beauty Endless Light

In homage to the Goddess of Dawn herself, each Aurora diamond is certificated by The International Gemological Institute (IGI). The world’s largest independent gemstone laboratory, this certificate guarantees the precise cut, clarity, colour and carat of the individual diamonds giving you the unique story behind your chosen ring.

Fraser Hart | Aurora Certified Diamond Collection | Timeless Beauty, Endless Light

 

Emphasising its endless light, each Aurora diamond is guaranteed to have at least a ‘Very Good’ cut, promising that true precision and expertise have been executed during the cutting and polishing of your diamond. Pair this with the unique Aurora mount and your symbol of everlasting love guarantees to shimmer from day one into eternity.

Choosing to utter those four little words may take some planning but falling in love with an Aurora ring is endless and timeless.

Discover Aurora Certificated Diamond Collection today – http://ow.ly/4n9mrm

Emerald – May’s Birthstone

Named after the Greek word ‘smaragdos’ which translates into ‘green stone’, the Emerald has a long and rich history. At the earliest known gem market in Babylon in around 4,000 BC, an Emerald was dedicated by the Ancients to Venus, the Goddess of Love.




Cleopatra was also believed to have been extremely fond of the stone and claimed all the Egyptian Emerald mines for herself during her reign.

Emerald May Birthstone

Believed to be the month of rebirth, the Emerald has become widely recognised as the birthstone for May and is said to grant the wearer with good fortune, youth and foresight. The gemstone has a long standing relationship with the jewellery industry, having been mounted into a magnificent necklace set for the Russian jewellers of the 18th century and eventually inspiring the ‘Emerald Cut’ which is now used to cut diamonds. Nowadays, Emerald are the perfect gemstone for everything from a special pendant and earring set to your beloved and cherished engagement ring.

A symbol of loyalty, friendship and success this exquisite gemstone has become one of our most beloved and cherished precious stones and is the perfect gift for the May birthday in your life.

Shop Emerald jewels here

Interview with Connor Caffrey, Jewellers Apprentice at Fraser Hart

Within Fraser Hart, we have many different roles from our in-store Sales Consultants to our highly skilled watch and jewellery repairs team. From entering the world of Fraser Hart, the opportunity to grow and develop is encouraged daily and many of our Managers began their careers with us at entry level roles. Connor Caffrey is one such example. As the latest Jeweller Apprentice in our Glasgow workshop, he learns while he works – building his skills to one day become a fully qualified Jeweller. We sat down with Connor to discover what it is about the workshop that makes him tick. 




I started working at Fraser Hart nearly 4 years ago in the Watch Department of our Warehouse. I’ve always been curious about the repairs and workshop element of a jewellers so I decided to speak to the team about the possibility joining them.

Glasgow Workshop Team

[image: Our guys in the Glasgow Warehouse. L2R Connor Caffrey, Kevin McMahon, Aldo Pattoni, Martin Bainbridge, Ian Callaghan)

It took about a year for everything to get organised but eventually I moved into the workshop and started my apprenticeship at the polishing wheel. With blocks of stainless steel, I practiced over and over again until my work was to the same high standard and finish as the rest of my team.

Polishing Wheel

Only then was I allowed to move onto the many jobs we have coming in every day from our stores and began to learn other skills such as ring re-sizing and soldering.

Resizing

Every day is so different in the workshop – some days I’m restoring someone’s wedding ring to its former shine, the next I’m extending a grandmothers chain so her great granddaughter can wear as an heirloom.

Connor Caffrey Goldsmiths Interview

A goldsmith’s apprenticeship lasts for 7 years so I’ve still got a lot to learn but I love the challenges I get every day and cannot wait to develop my skills further as the years go by.

If you’ve always wondered what it would be like to work in the luxury jewellery and watch industry, keep an eye out on our Linkedin and Careers pages for all our latest vacancies.

 

International Women’s Day: Breige Grogan, Head of eCommerce

As the Head of eCommerce here at Fraser Hart, Breige manages all aspects of the eCommerce business including planning, content strategy, development, promotional campaigns, website design, web analytics and online marketing. As our primary contact within the eCommerce team, Breige develops and executes her strategy to ensure that your online experience runs as smoothly as your trips to our stores.




Breige Grogan

 

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International Women’s Day: Camille Ward, Jewellery Buyer

As the Jewellery Buyer at Fraser Hart, Camille tracks recent and up-and-coming trends and forecasts these against past sales before utilising her contacts across the world to source the most beautiful jewels. Travelling all over the world from Vicenza to Hong Kong, Camille selects the range to ensure that there is the perfect item for you in our stores.

Fraser Hart: Camille Ward

 

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International Women’s Day: Lisa Troth, Bespoke Coordinator

As the Bespoke Coordinator for Fraser Hart, Lisa works closely with diamond suppliers and bespoke jewellery companies to turn your dreams into a reality. Tracking gold fluctuations and sourcing the highest quality stone for your budget, Lisa works closely with the rest of our Buying team to ensure you’re getting a personalised item for the best price.

Fraser Hart: Lisa Troth

 

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