pininfarina and christophe & co armills fuse jewelry with technology
 
pininfarina and christophe & co armills fuse jewelry with technology
jan 30, 2015

pininfarina and christophe & co armills fuse jewelry with technology

pininfarina and christophe & co armills fuse jewelry with technology
images courtesy of pininfarina

 

 

 

the italian coachbuilders, pininfarina, with christophe & co have announced a limited edition line of men’s jewelry bracelets, named ‘armills’, that are embedded with an abundance of wearable technology. the luxury products combine fine diamonds and precious metals with advanced engineering and hardware, to form an equilibrium between old and new. as an emblem of achievement, the ultra high end pieces reflect a modern interpretation of ancient symbols of royalty and boldness in battle, whilst offering cutting-edge functional possibilities.

pininfarina and christophe & co armills fuse jewelry with technology
the high end jewelry are embedded with wearable technology

 

 

 

‘the pininfarina dedication to excellence in design and craftsmanship is reflected in the christophe & co armills. collaborating in the creation of such a timeless objet d’art and technological marvel is a continuation of 85 year legacy of innovation.’ said paolo pininfarina, chairman of pininfarina group.

pininfarina and christophe & co armills fuse jewelry with technology
more than 1,500 diamonds are hand-placed under a microscope

 

 

 

‘I founded christophe & co to create a universal symbol of victory for those extraordinary individuals who not only achieve greatness in their own right, but inspire it in others.’ explained aleksander bernhard, founder of christophe & co.

pininfarina and christophe & co armills fuse jewelry with technology
it features an ancient symbol of royalty and courage in battle

 

 

 

at present the british high jewelry brand’s products feature communication hardware that ensures secure transactions, automated venue access, and one touch valet. these, as well as new technologies which will be introduced as they are developed, are powered by the kinetic energy generation system that allows for up to a year between charges. this software is housed in the carbon fiber and solid 18k gold frame that boasts over 1,500 hand-placed mircopavé diamonds, and under a highly complex ceramic shield which is a key element in the design’s creation.

pininfarina and christophe & co armills fuse jewelry with technology

 

pininfarina and christophe & co armills fuse jewelry with technology
the product is made from carbon fiber

 

pininfarina and christophe & co armills fuse jewelry with technology
its design represents a balance between the old and new

 

 

 

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  • I’d prefer it if they’d stuck with cars….

    Jeroen de Vries

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