Cape Town is a place that requires little introduction. Aptly nicknamed “The Mother City”, this treasure on South Africa’s southern coastline is a hub of inspiration, culture, spirit and beauty. And it’s precisely these characteristics of this beloved destination that act as the Tanur Collection’s muse.
Located in the historic heart of Cape Town, it’s within the iconic walls of the V&A Waterfront where the Tanur Collection brings its luxurious jewellery to life. A reflection of all things bold and beautiful, these timeless creations harness Africa’s grace and grandeur, from the cascading light to the verdant flora, diverse fauna and iridescent energy; every piece is an ode to Africa in all her glory.
Elegant jewels have the incredible ability to hold the memories of magical moments, and each Tanur Collection piece has been envisioned to celebrate this idea. Conceived to make these special occasions and emotions palpable for years to come, this jewellery is the perfect memento to mark life’s most precious experiences.
Of course, meticulously crafted fine jewellery requires exceptional skill, and that’s why each of the Tanur Collection’s pieces is specially handmade with the utmost attention to detail. Drawing inspiration from the scenic landscape and vibrant character of Cape Town, the team’s designers translate the city’s infectious verve into jewels that dazzle with distinction. Characterised by organic shapes and free-flowing lines, the detailed designs give way to strategically placed African gold and gems, highlighting their innate beauty.
From loose diamonds and tanzanite gems to intricately designed rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings, the Tanur Collection’s extensive range has a piece for every preference. Clients can easily browse these glimmering jewels via the website or have a first-hand look at them in person at the sleek boutique at the V&A Waterfront. Those looking for something bespoke can even design a unique piece with the Tanur Collection’s talented team of jewellers.
For customers who are instead interested in investing in a prized timepiece, the Tanur Collection is an official retailer of some of the world’s most premium watch brands, including Blancpain, Breitling, Longines, Omega, Rado, Tudor, and Tissot. The company also holds exclusivity to Breguet timepieces in Cape Town.
Founded by master watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1775, Breguet timepieces are the epitome of Swiss-French craftsmanship excellence. Renowned for setting the standard for which all fine watchmaking is adjudicated, Breguet’s reputation is unmatched. A visionary in the industry, Breguet is credited as the mastermind behind the creation of self-winding perpétuelle watches, the introduction of the gongs for repeating watches and the first shock-protection for balance pivots.
Undoubtedly, each Breguet timepiece is a definitive work of horological art. This notion is endorsed by the sheer stature of the brand’s first supporters: Louis XVI and his Queen, Marie Antoinette. After this, it wasn’t long before Breguet became the indispensable watchmaker to the era’s scientific, military, financial and diplomatic elites, with his timepieces ruling the courts of Europe. In honour of some of his most notable clients, Breguet envisioned some extraordinary creations. In 1810, he conceived the world’s first wristwatch for Caroline Murat, the Queen of Naples, further solidifying him as a horological genius — a laudation that continued to be bestowed on him for his enormous contribution to the field. He was even appointed to the Board of Longitude, and as chronometer-maker to the navy, he entered the Academy of Sciences and received the Legion of Honour from the hands of Louis XVIII.
For centuries, royalty, celebrities and watch enthusiasts have taken pride in wearing these emblems of watchmaking innovation and brilliance — and to this day, these pieces continue to be outfitted with the latest horological improvements in an original movement, mostly complete with a lever or ruby-cylinder escapements. Now, with the Tanur Collection, these epochal timepieces can be purchased right on South African soil, serving as the perfect accompaniment to a diamond-encrusted Tanur Collection necklace or glistening Tanzanite ring.
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