ICELINK

IceLink is a Swiss luxury watch, fashion accessories and jewellery brand founded by California entrepreneur and watchmaker Andy Sogoyan.

IceLink timepieces are conceived and crafted to epitomize the parts and the sum of their name for a look that is fashion-forward, fun, and instantly recognizable. As cool as ice itself, as strong and precious as the diamonds they unapologetically flaunt, IceLink watches are a unique fusion of the jeweler’s art and the watchmaker’s craft. It’s not easy for a newcomer to make a splash in the traditional and rarefied world of fine watch making, but that’s exactly what IceLink did in 2007 when it unveiled its 6Timezone piece at Baselworld.

This iconoclastic model would soon become an icon, and shake up a notoriously staid industry, both literally and figuratively. IceLink’s creator, Andy Sogoyan, a jeweler by trade with a taste for all things extravagant, decided to suspend dozens of diamonds in one of the oversized watch’s six dials. Using an invisible liquid called IceFuel®, the diamonds appear to float across a field of fresh snow, sending mesmerizing sparks of sunlight out with each movement of the wrist.

IceLink quickly became the go to watch of movers and shakers, including a raft of celebrities who shared Sogoyan’s affinity for all that are big and bejeweled. One of the first famous fans of the 6Timezone “Snow” watch was the Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo, who landed the timepiece in hundreds of magazines and newspapers.

Sogoyan attributes an ever-growing list of celebrity aficionados to his willingness to take luxury to its pinnacle. He has created diamond cell phones, tiaras, cufflinks, and of course, over-the top custom watches for the likes of Fergie and Will.i.am (The Black Eyed Peas), Khloe Kardashian and Kyle Richards.

Subtlety has never been part of the IceLink lexicon, and when it comes to designing watches, Andy Sogoyan proudly refuses to censor himself. But he’s not just catering to his own larger-than-life and luxury-driven aesthetic. Before the IceLink launch, Sogoyan personally market-tested prototypes to overwhelming response from strangers in stores and airports around the world.

IceLink’s logo depicts a lioness, chosen for its symbolic meaning and attributes. Like a lioness, the Sogoyans and the IceLink brand thrive on pride, invincibility, non conformity, courage and beauty. The lioness also conveys messages that are particularly resonant to the Sogoyans – stand tall, show authority, and lead with a loving heart.

The lioness holds a torch emblazed with the word “ice” – a material that is solid and enduring, and an essential element that preserves and sustains. “Ice” also connotes the diamond, a strong, beautiful, and timeless precious stone. “Link” is the connection between all that is essential and all that is cool, as well as the bridge between the wearer and the global time zones on his or her IceLink watch.

The number 6 is an important recurring theme in the IceLink brand, and one that has great significance to the Sogoyans. The number 6 has always been auspicious to the family and the company. Founder Andy Sogoyan was born on 06-06 in the 60’s.

He started his business on 6th Street in Los Angeles, and now IceLink’s flagship boutique is located at 666 North Kilkea Drive in the same city. Most importantly, however, the 6 Timezone watch has become the IceLink signature.

Sogoyan followed a somewhat unusual path to watchmaking stardom.   Born in 1963 in Yerevan, Armenia (USSR at the time), he comes from a long line of jewelers on his mother’s side of the family.  When only thirteen, he moved with his family to Los Angeles, and worked in his uncle’s jewelry store while attending Hollywood High School.

His uncle only made jewelry for women at the time, but Sogoyan offered to help him design a line for men as well. Buoyed by the success of the line, inspired by his Hollywood surroundings, and crazy for diamonds, Sogoyan embraced the talent that was in his blood.

In the early ‘80s, his own jewelry manufacturing company, CA Links, Inc., would become one of the largest urban jewelry wholesalers in the world. Taking design cues from the pop culture of the day (Sogoyan was a huge fan of Mr. T from “The A Team”), he began to think big and bold.

Sogoyan’s exuberant pieces, exquisite materials and impeccable quality were met with enthusiasm. He embraced early hip-hop style, and his rope chains, anchors, and big flashy crosses were among the first to market. Today, CA Links remains a leader and Sogoyan’s son Dino has taken the reins.

As the jewelry business grew, Sogoyan began to take note of renewed consumer interest in high-end watches, and he became intrigued with the idea of producing a gem-inspired version. It was a natural linkage and progression, so he set out to create watches that could easily double as jewelry.

But he realized the timepieces needed to be as impeccably crafted on the inside as on the outside, and so began a long series of trips to Switzerland to study the craft of horology.    The crossover into fine watch making was facilitated by Sogoyan’s passion for the finest materials and meticulous finishing.

It was also bolstered by his daughter Suzy’s passion for the business. For the past several years, IceLink has been very much a family affair.   Intrigued by the operations at the factory from a very young age, Suzy would beg her father to let her come to work. She quickly found her place in what at the time was a male dominated environment, and literally grew up with the brand. Suzy manages all brand development.

Featured Timepieces

Official website: www.icelinkwatch.com

Icelink “Zermatt Gold VII” Limited Edition

The Swiss brand IceLink, whose attitude remains unconventional and “out-of-the-box,” launches of Zermatt Gold VII, a 12-piece limited-edition collection (6 pcs. 18K Rose Gold and 6 pcs. 18K White Gold).

With the original Zermatt limited-edition collection in such high demand, IceLink aimed to create a second version for avant-garde watch collectors and connoisseurs, with special attention given to the dial design.

Icelink “Zermatt Gold VII” Limited Edition watch

The new dial pushes the boundaries of traditional watch design and is inspired by the power of connection. The new Zermatt Gold VII features a black metallic dial with pathways linking the six zones: New York, London, Hong Kong, Dubai, Home zone, and rotating seconds.

Icelink “Zermatt Gold VII” Limited Edition watch movement view

Combining the creative extravagance of Los Angeles with the sophistication of Swiss savoir-faire, the watchmakers from IceLink implemented their coveted rectangular mechanical movement, ILMM1, which powers all six zones (cities and seconds) simultaneously. Zermatt Gold VII brings you the world in incomparable IceLink style with approximately 190 grams of 18K Gold on the case. The buckle mirrors the shape of the iconic case and has approximately 15 grams of 18K high polish gold.

Icelink “Zermatt Gold VII” Limited Edition watch

Its imposing case measures 63.32mm x 43.13mm exuding masculine appeal. The unique collection features six functioning zones – five displaying the hour and minutes of New York, London, Dubai, Hong Kong, home zone, and one with the iconic IceLink logo with rotating seconds, perfectly synced for moguls and jetsetters alike. The 4 cities have an open disc with night/day indicators.

Icelink “Zermatt Gold VII” Limited Edition mechanical watch movement view

The heart of the watch lies in the back of the case where the ILMM1 is revealed through a sapphire glass. The deeply curved case ensures that the watch lies comfortably on the wrist with its black rubber strap and logo buckle. Retail price is $97,500.

Technical details

Model: Icelink “Zermatt Gold VII” Limited Edition

Case
18K Rose Gold and 18K White Gold
Dimensions: 67.3mm x 42.6mm
Sapphire glass
Crowns: 18K Rose Gold and 18K White Gold
Manufacturing Method Used: CNC
Finish: High Polish 18K Rose Gold and 18K White Gold
Marking: Engraved serial number on case side and logo on case back sapphire glass
Water Resistance: 5 ATM

Dial
Sandblasted black dial with Rose Gold color, and Nickel color hands and accents

Strap
Black Rubber
Buckle: 18K Rose Gold and 18K White Gold

Movement
IceLink analog mechanical movement
Caliber ILMM1
Movement Size: 51.43 mm x 34 mm x 10.50 mm
Manufacture: Swiss made
Jewels: 43 Jewels
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Wheels: 58
Components: 327
Frequency: 4Hz (28,800 Alt/h
Operating Temperature: -20°C to 60°C
Resistance to magnetic fields: Spiral anti magnétique

Features
Single movement controlling 5 time zones and seconds indicator
Day/night indicators
New York, London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Home Zone
Individual time zones can be adjusted separately using individual crowns or all at once using main crown.

 

Icelink “Zermatt Gold” Limited-Edition

Swiss-based luxury watch and jewelry brand IceLink announces the addition of 18K Rose Gold and 18K White Gold cases to their coveted Zermatt timepiece collection. With the original Zermatt limited-edition collection in such high demand, IceLink has expanded the line tofurther magnify the richness of the timepiece.

You know it’s an IceLink when you see a watch with six faces, but the Zermatt combines all the zones on the same dial, under one crystal. And now, the extension of the line, Zermatt Gold, brings you the world in incomparable IceLink style with approximately 190 grams of 18K Gold added on the case. The buckle has been modified to mirror the shape of the iconic case and has approximately 15 grams of 18K high polish gold.

Icelink “Zermatt Gold” Limited-Edition watch

“Zermatt Gold” is a numbered, limited-edition six-zoned collection of stunning men’s timepieces featuring five time zones and a date zone. Combining the creative extravagance of Los Angeles with the sophistication of Swiss savoir-faire, the watchmakers from IceLink have implemented a rectangular mechanical movement, ILMM1, that powers all five zones simultaneously.

This limited edition collection has an assortment of fifty, two-of-a-kind watches, one with an 18K rose gold case, and the other with an 18K white gold case. Each timepiece will have a series number emblazoned on a unique case. A special one-of-a-kind ILMM1 mechanical movement powers all five time zones simultaneously, and setting one automatically sets the others.

Icelink “Zermatt Gold” Limited-Edition mechanical watch

It’s imposing case measures 63.32mm x 43.13mm and is divided into a sleek, clean grid, exuding masculine appeal.

The unique collection features six functioning zones – five displaying the hour and minutes of New York, London, Dubai, Hong Kong, home zone, and one with the iconic IceLink logo with rotating seconds, perfectly synced for moguls and jetsetters alike.

The 4 cities have an open disc with night/day indicators. Powered by special ILMM1 mechanical movement, the international dials simultaneously maintain five different time zones and have a power reserve of 48 hours.

The heart of the watch lies in the back of the case where the ILMM1 is revealed through a sapphire glass. The deeply curved case ensures that the watch lies comfortably on the wrist with its black rubber strap and logo buckle. Retail Price $97,500Price is subject to change without notice based on market gold price.

Technical details

Model: Zermatt Gold

Case
Dimensions 67.3mm x 42.6mm
Material: 18K Rose Gold and 18K White Gold
Sapphire glass
Crowns: 18K Rose Gold and 18K White Gold
Finishing: High Polished finish
Engraved serial number on case side and logo on case back sapphire glass
Water Resistance 5 ATM

Dial
Sandblasted black dial with Rose Gold color, and Nickel color hands and accents

Strap
Black Rubber
Buckle: 18K Rose Gold and 18K White Gold

Movement
IceLink analog mechanical movement
Caliber: ILMM1
Movement Size: 51.43 mm x 34 mm x 10.50 mm
Manufacture: Swiss made
Jewels: 43 Jewels
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Wheels: 58
Components: 327
Frequency: 4Hz (28,800 Alt/h
Operating Temperature: -20°C to 60°C
Resistance to magnetic fields: Spiral anti magnétique

Features
Single movement controlling 5 time zones and seconds indicator
Day/night indicators
New York, London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Home Zone
Individual time zones can be adjusted separately using individual crowns or all at once using main crown.

Icelink 6Timezone Mechanical (6TZM)

The Icelink 6Timezone Mechanical (6TZM) watch houses the world’s first rectangular mechanical movement with its six functioning zones—five displaying the hour and minutes and the sixth displaying seconds.

With its unique exterior, this new timepiece represents a “Swiss Inside” evolution of the 6Timezone range. Available in white or rose gold, with or without diamond settings, the 6Timezone Mechanical (6TZM) is a testament to the brand’s progress.

Icelink 6Timezone Mechanical (6TZM) watch

The Geneva-based company Icelink has adopted a curved rectangular movement with manual rewinding. The shapely case has obliged the creators of the movement to push back the mechanical limits and produce an innovation in watch-making.

Conical pinions from the mechanical industry make it possible to simultaneously manage the time zone at 3 o’clock positioned horizontally and the four other time zones positioned at 1 and 3 as well as at 5 and 7 positioned respectively on two other inclined sections.

Icelink 6Timezone Mechanical (6TZM) watch movement

Another particularity of this mechanical model, the zone at 3 o’clock, is the only one with a minute hand. The other 4 have a disc with night/day indicator. This special feature gives this 6Timezone model a very refined aesthetic.

The button positioned at 3 o’clock allows you to wind the mechanism and at the same time set the time of the 5 time zones, including the local time. An additional sophistication even allows each of the four other buttons to set the time independently. This first Icelink calibre is called ILMM1and has a power reserve of 50 hours.

The case is available in 18K white or rose gold, paved with diamonds of different sizes, available with a total of 6 carats. The screw-down curved back offers two openings to reveal the mechanical movement. The timepiece has five crowns, buttons, and folding clasp, all in18K gold, and a black crocodile or alligator strap.

Icelink 6 Timezone Snow Collection

Officially launched at Baselworld 2008, the Snow collection from Icelink transcends a legendary model: the 6Timezone, a gem-set watch made up of six dials for six time zones.

Icelink 6 Timezone Snow diamond set watch

The 6Timezone Snow diverts one of the dials from its original function. The hour initially shown in this sixth timezone is replaced by the never-ending spectacle of light snowfall covering a superb micro-landscape with each movement of the wrist. A malicious and crystalline allusion to the white of alpine splendor, these snowflakes with crystals made up of dozens of timeless diamonds placed in suspension levitate in IceFuel©, a liquid derived from a technical feat and a jealously kept secret.

Icelink 6 Timezone Snow watch

This reinterpretation of the initial feature allows a multitude of styles to mark milestones in Icelink’s evolution and to showcase the flagship model of the gemwatch brand. Already, one Snow model accommodates the date function in lieu of another timezone.

Icelink 6 Timezone Snow

Typically Icelink, the “no complex attitude”, is a blend of audacity and unbridled creativity so typical of Los Angeles – a city where nothing is impossible – and does not tolerate compromise when it comes to quality. The 6Timezone Snow is a timepiece crafted in Switzerland in accordance with stringent requirements of flawless craftsmanship.

Icelink 6 Timezone Snow

Of unwavering premier quality, the meticulously selected diamonds vary in size and cut with the style of the model. All diamonds are grade VS G-H and their weight varies with the dimensions of the case. The Big Case model features 6 carats including 1.25 suspended in IceFuel©; the Small Case 4.25 carats including 0.75 in the IceFuel©.

Icelink 6 Timezone Snow watch

The cases of these ingenious gemwatches are available in rose or white gold and in two sizes. Each 6Timezone is Swiss-made, water-resistant to 3 atm and comes with a 5-year warranty.

Icelink 6 Timezone Snow watches

Technical details

Model: Icelink 6 Timezone Snow

Case
Big case: Length: 62.7 mm x Width: 40.2 mm
Small case: Length: 45mm x Width: 33mm
Construction: Screwed to the Case
Material: 18k 750 Rose and White gold
Sapphire crystal
Manufacture: CNC
Finish: Diamond Setting
Marking: Engraved identification number of the case on back
Water-Resistance: 3 atm

Dial
Diamond, Metallic Black, White MOP

Movement
ETA 2671 / ETA 956.112/Ronda 1042

Strap
Materia: Crocodile Leather, Aligator Leather
Strap Colors: Black
Buckle: 750 Rose and White Gold Buckle

Diamond setting
Top of case, Dial, average VS / H