Éclair Effect

You Might Not Have Heard of the Éclair Effect Yet.
Don’t Worry. If You Love Luxury Watches, You Soon Will.

saint Honoré Paris WatchesRenowned Paris watchmaker saint Honoré has developed an exclusive new manufacturing process that duplicates the glittering look of high-quality pavé diamonds at a very reasonable cost. This proprietary finishing process, christened the Éclair Effect by saint Honoré, is already available on the company’s popular ladies Opéra timepieces.

Pavé diamond settings have been around for hundreds of years. This French term literally means paving a surface with diamonds, with little or no metal showing. As you might expect, it is both time consuming and quite expensive for jewelers and fine watchmakers to drill hundreds of tiny holes and then manually set corresponding tiny precious stones into these holes to create the pavé effect.

Saint Honoré has revolutionized this entire process by developing an entirely new way to create the glittering look that women continue to desire. Although the proprietary techniques that saint Honoré uses to create their Éclair Effect watches is a closely guarded secret, the results are available to all.

saint Honoré Opéra Black with Éclair Effect
saint Honoré Opéra Black with Éclair Effect
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Timepieces like the saint Honoré Opéra Black Éclair provide a dazzling demonstration of what the Éclair Effect is all about. Even on close inspection, the brilliant, sparkling stones on the dial and bezel of this fabulous timepiece look identical to high quality pavé diamonds.

For over 125 years, saint Honoré has been setting tomorrow’s fashion trends by developing innovative new ways to combine art and technology. The impressive new Éclair Effect is just the latest in a long line of innovations designed to let their customers enjoy the luxury and quality they deserve.

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Gevril GroupGevril Group, directed by company founder and long-time creative force in the watch business Samuel Friedmann, is the exclusive US representative for select European watch brands, distributing and servicing luxury, fashion and sports timepieces at a wide range of price points. Additionally, Gevril Group operates a full-service watch repair department staffed by master Swiss watchmakers. Contact Gevril Group by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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Ballet Dancer Kateryna Shalkina New Ambassador for Saint Honoré Paris

by John Sealander  

When One of Europe’s Leading Ballerinas
Talks About the Opéra, People Listen

saint Honoré WatchesThousands of people all over the world have fallen under the spell of famous Ukrainian ballet dancer Kateryna Shalkina. Parisian watchmaker saint Honoré could not have wished for a better ambassador than this internationally acclaimed dancer.

As the new ambassador for saint Honoré timepieces, Kateryna helped introduce many new saint Honoré Collections at Baselworld 2012. The young dancer sees many parallels between her career as a principal dancer and the Swiss made watch manufacturer she now represents. “Becoming a principal dancer is the summit of a long and difficult journey, just like the creation of a fine timepiece,” says Kateryna.

Kateryna Shalikina for Saint Honoré Opéra
Kateryna Shalikina for Saint Honoré Opéra
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She was particularly impressed with the new saint Honoré Opéra Collection and wears the watch proudly on her many trips abroad. Kateryna says that she loves the new Eclair finish on her Opéra watch. The detail and superb craftsmanship involved in creating this luxurious diamond-like effect reminds her of the perfection she must strive for every day in her dancing.

In 2012, Kateryna Shalkina will be electrifying her audiences in Spain, Russia, Germany, Switzerland and France. This elegant and extremely talented ballerina lives by a code of ethics that she shares with the brand she represents. Excellence, performance and elegance are what make an exceptional dancer and an exceptional watch.

Kateryna’s Saint Honoré Opéra Eclair Finish
Kateryna's Saint Honoré Opéra Eclair Finish

In a world hungry for style and glamor, saint Honoré and Kateryna Shalkina are uniquely suited to adding a bit of elegance everywhere they go. If you would like to see what these fashion forward trendsetters can do for you, contact your authorized saint Honore dealer immediately and ask to see the watch that Kateryna Shalkina wears.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group, directed by company founder and long-time creative force in the watch business Samuel Friedmann, is the exclusive US representative for 30+ select European watch brands, distributing and servicing luxury, fashion and sporty timepieces at a wide range of price points. Additionally, Group Gevril operates a full-service watch repair department staffed by master Swiss watchmakers. Contact Gevril Group by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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