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Oct 17, 2013
If you are looking for a reliable travelling companion, consider the new Rado HyperChrome UTC watch
. The novelty shows two time zones simultaneously.
The case of the new Rado watch boasts the brand’s innovative monobloc construction
to guarantee lightness, scratch-resistance and supreme comfort on the wrist.
The timepiece is presented in four variations
, three of which have a plasma high-tech ceramic case
Due to the use of the plasma high-tech ceramic, the surface of the watch has acquired a striking metallic brilliance, while no metal has been used. Plasma carburising
represents an exclusive process patented by the brand. During the process, high-tech ceramic is exposed to gases activated at 20,000˚C and altering its composition. Yet, the ceramic material maintains its essential properties. The surface of the high-tech ceramic acquires its warm grey color that will not fade over time, but keep its scratch-resistant shine for ages.
The 42mm case
is 100-meter water-resistant
. The face is protected by a curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides.
The models with the plasma high-tech ceramic case have a black, grey or silver-colored dial. They are coupled with a bracelet built from plasma high-tech ceramic outer links and black high-tech ceramic middle links or a brown leather strap.
The model in matt black high-tech ceramic has a black dial and is teamed with a matt black high-tech ceramic bracelet. All the dials sport a moving anchor symbol.
All the new Rado HyperChrome UTC watch models
are animated by an automatic ETA movement
. The 21-jewel mechanism provides a 42-hour power reserve. The date window is positioned at 3 o‘clock. The movement is visible via the sapphire crystal case-back.
Oct 15, 2013
pleases its fans by two new limited edition timepieces – the Terrascope Golden Eagle
and the Terrascope Jaguar watches
. The new JeanRichard watches are introduced on the occasion of SIAR
– the Salon International de Alta Relojeria, one of the most significant watch forums organized in Mexico.
The novelties, limited to 50 pieces each
, are devoted to the Golden Eagle and the Jaguar - the most emblematic creatures belonging to the animal kingdom of Mexico. Since the pre-Hispanic era, the Golden Eagle and the Jaguar have been greatly respected by the Mexican people. According to Aztec mythology, these creatures respectively represent Light and Darkness. Moreover, the two species play a vital role in the normal working of the ecosystems they belong to.
The Terrascope watch pleases the eye by its contemporary and original style. It has a sold cushion-shaped case
with a large rounded bezel. It is 100-meter water-resistant
. The case accommodates a self-winding JR60 movement
that provides a 42-hour power reserve.
The JeanRichard Terrascope Golden Eagle watch
demonstrates a black camouflage-style satin finish. The lower part of the dial depicts a delicate engraving of the potent bird of prey.
The JeanRichard Terrascope Jaguar watch
features the same camouflage-style satin finish, but presented in grey. The lower part of the dial depicts a silhouette of the legendary cat.
Both versions of the JeanRichard Terrascope watch are teamed with a rubber strap, black and grey respectively. The strap stands out by a finely-ribbed surface, the JR signature and is fitted with a folding buckle.
Having created the two Limited Edition watches, JeanRichard provides financial support to the Wildlife Refugee Foundation
working on the protection of the legendary Mexican animals that are now in danger of extinction.
Oct 10, 2013
is pleased to introduce its new Seamaster Aqua Terra > 15’000 gauss watch
. The novelty is animated by the brand's highly innovative Co-Axial caliber 8508
. The mechanism boasts supreme resistance to magnetic fields
exceeding 1.5 tesla (15,000 gauss).
The new Omega watch features a 41.50 mm case
rendered in stainless steel. The case is coupled with a stainless steel bracelet or a brown leather strap. The lacquered black dial
is sun-brushed from the centre and embellished with vertical lines – the signature feature of the brand's Aqua Terra collection. The dial is completed with brightly yellow details.
The innovative Omega movement does not use a protective container found inside the case. Instead, it contains selected non-ferrous materials, implying the movement itself is anti-magnetic
. Even if exposed to a magnetic field exceeding 15,000 gauss, the movement provides reliable performance of a COSC-certified chronometer
The protective inner cases, commonly used by other timepieces for eliminating the effects of magnetism, block the view of the movement and prevent the possibility of a date window. As the new Seamaster Aqua Terra doesn’t use any inner case, it boasts a see-through sapphire crystal case-back
revealing the Co-Axial caliber 8508. The watch also features a date window
at 3 o’clock.
The new Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra > 15’000 gauss watch
is 150-meter water-resistant
. Its remarkable reliability is guaranteed by a four-year warranty.
Oct 09, 2013
The DeWitt Classic collection
welcomes a newcomer – the Classic Jumping Hour watch
. As witnessed by its name, the novelty boasts the jumping hour function providing a fun and unconventional way of telling the time. The hour is not conventionally indicated by a central hand – it is indicated by a special disk
visible via a big aperture found at 9 o’clock. The hour changes instantaneously by a jump every 60 minutes.
of the new DeWitt watch catches the glance by its resolutely contemporary asymmetry. Its design is based on an original interplay of reliefs and depths. It features two intersecting counter circles and the off-centre hour aperture. The beauty of the dial is enhanced by a sunray pattern. The dial is available in black, white or blue.
, 40 mm in diameter, is crafted from 18-K rose gold
. It demonstrates the brand's signature imperial columns on the sides. With its scalloped profile and soft curved lines of the lugs, it makes one feel the spirit of supreme simplicity and elegance. The case is teamed with a black alligator strap equipped with an 18-K rose gold pin buckle.
The Classic Jumping Hour watch is animated by a mechanical self-winding movement
offering the following functions: jumping hour display, minutes and seconds, and a 42-hour power reserve. The 21-jewel movement is operating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The rotor oŕ the mechanism is decorated with a Cotes-de-Geneve pattern. It is visible via the sapphire crystal case-back.
The timepiece is 30-meter water-resistant
The new DeWitt Classic Jumping Hour watch
reveals meticulous care given to every single detail. It is created for those who would appreciate a subtle union of watchmaking tradition and innovation.
Oct 08, 2013
Watches.Infoniac.com is pleased to welcome a new brand from Germany - Antonius Graf Strachwitz
. It is interesting to mention that the name of the brand is related to a royal name.
Antonius Graf Strachwitz unveils two new limited edition models
– the Retrograde Precious Series - Retrograde Precious Black
and Retrograde Precious White watches
. The timepieces, accompanied by the slogan «Developed from your dreams, based on pure quality technique», are 100% Swiss made
The new Antonius Graf Strachwitz watches have been created as modern timekeeping accessories. They are based on the successful combination between tradition and fresh trends and demonstrate classic touches.
The elegantly finished case
, 41 mm in diameter, is rendered in stainless steel. It is coupled with a refined black leather strap fitted with a stainless steel buckle. The case provides 50-meter water-resistance
. The legible dial, black or white, is protected by a mineral crystal.
The timepieces are animated by Swiss quartz movements
. Besides conventional hours and minutes, the watches offer an unusual retrograde day-of-the-week display with a brightly red hand and a round seconds display, along with the date window.
As for the case-back, it displays the family logo and original signature of Antonius Graf Strachwitz and the limited edition number.
The Antonius Graf Strachwitz watches are meticulously handmade «down to the last screw»
and their Swiss quality is guaranteed by a two-year warranty.
And one more advantage - the models are available at a quite reasonable price
– 699 Euro.
You can find out more about the Antonius Graf Strachwitz Retrograde Precious Black
and White watches
, as well as read an interview with Antonius Graf Strachwitz via www.uhrenwerk24.com.
The creators of the models promise that their range of Swiss made products will develop along with their customers, who are their inspiration.
Aug 26, 2013
introduces its new Ocean Tourbillon GMT watch
. The novelty belongs to a limited edition of 100 pieces
- 50 pieces are rendered in 18K white gold and 50 pieces in 18K rose gold.
The new Harry Winston watch boasts two complications - a dual time-zone function and a sophisticated tourbillon.
demonstrates a dynamic new all-black design
. It captures the glance by its multi-level structure. The dual time zone displays and the tourbillon are presented in overlapping circles. The seconds hand is mounted on the central axis of the tourbillon.
The pointer in an aperture at the top of the dial indicates a reference city referring to the time zone to which the local time display is set. You will notice also the day/night indication for the second time zone.
The heart of the Ocean Tourbillon GMT watch is a self-winding mechanical movement
. The 550-part mechanism
reveals a fine finishing corresponding to the top standards of haute horlogerie. It is hand chamfered with a vertical Cotes de Geneve pattern and black ruthenium treatment. It gives an advantage of a 110-hour power-reserve
The new Harry Winston Ocean Tourbillon GMT watch
is teamed with a hand-sewn black matte alligator leather strap equipped with an 18K gold ardillon buckle.
Aug 20, 2013
introduces its new generation of Chronofighter Oversize watches
. The novel chronograph models are aimed to provide precision timekeeping even under most extreme conditions. Following the steps of the previous models, the new Chronofighter Oversize timepieces have been completely re-engineered.
The case construction
of the new Graham watches incorporates the brand’s signature start and stop lever
on the left of the case. Crafted from plain carbon material, this feature appeared due to a specific machining process. The lever represents a unique piece of carbon, implying more stiffness and increased usability. The powerful personality of the watch is further enhanced by a black ceramic bezel
The new Chronofighter Oversize Wildlife watches also boast a calculated telemeter scale
. This peculiarity allows to measure distances with help of speed of sound – the user has to start the chronograph function when a visible event occurs (for example, lightning) and stop the chronograph when the sound reaches him (for example, thunder). Considering that the temperature influences the speed of sound, the calculations of the brand’s engineers have been based on 25°C – this is the average temperature on our planet. The user can measure the distance in kilometers on the dial with help of the scale rim (346 m/s).
The 47 mm case
is crafted in steel provided with black PVD coating. The case is teamed with an integrated fabric strap. The face is shielded by a domed sapphire crystal with antireflective coating on both sides. You can drop a glance at the watches’ inner life via the smoked sapphire case-back.
The new Graham Chronofighter Oversize Wildlife watches
are animated by an automatic chronograph movement
- Caliber G1747
. The 25-jewel mechanism, beating at 28’800 A/h (4Hz), gives an advantage of a 48-hour power reserve. It was constructed with an Incabloc shock absorber.
The new timepieces are 100-meter water-resistant
Aug 14, 2013
is proud to unveil its new El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow watch
. Limited to just 250 pieces
, the novelty will be available exclusively in Zenith boutiques.
The new Zenith watch has been inspired by the brand’s Rainbow Flyback watch
born in 1997. The 1997 high-performance timepiece was created according to technical specifications established for the French Air Force – to withstand the most extreme conditions.
The heart of the novel Rainbow model is the El Primero Calibre 405 B automatic movement
. Operating at the frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour to guarantee 1/10th second precision
, the movement provides a date display, a telemetric scale, and the flyback function. Created for those fond of aviation, the watch with the flyback function allows the user to stop, start and restart the chronograph at just one press on the push-piece (a simple chronograph requires three presses).
of the El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow measures 45.5 mm in diameter. It is rendered in black Alchron
, a titanium and aluminum alloy characterized by supreme lightness and resistance. The case-construction incorporates a rotating bezel with a scratch-resistant aluminum ring.
The shape of the rounded sapphire crystal reminds an astrodome. The see-through sapphire case-back allows to admire the beauty of the movement beating inside.
The black dial
is completed with contrasting white Superluminova hour-markers. The minutes counter is found at 3 o’clock. Following the steps of the first model created together with a fighter pilot, the minutes counter is presented in colors to guarantee night-time reading in infrared-lit cockpits. The hours are featured at 6 o’clock, while the small seconds are at 9 o’clock. The chronograph sweep seconds hand is presented in red. The dial is framed by an inner bezel ring with a telemetric scale.
The Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow watch
is teamed with a sporty rubber strap
equipped with a black PVD-coated folding clasp.
Aug 06, 2013
The famous Edox Class-1 collection
welcomes a new member- the Ghost Ship Limited Edition watch
. Each high-tech sports member of the collection is characterized by reliable technology and cutting-edge design.
The collection is devoted to Class-1 World Powerboat Championship. Edox is the official Timekeeper for the challenging race.
The new Edox watch belongs to a limited edition of 100 pieces
. Its impressive black skeleton dial
and transparent case-back reveal the workings of the brand’s luxury Calibre 95 movement
with its most intimate, intricate details. It animates the following functions: hours, minutes, seconds, and chronograph.
The stainless steel case
, 45 mm in diameter, is provided with a black PVD coating and incorporates a black ceramic bezel and oversize pushers. The case is 200-meter water-resistant
. It is coupled with a genuine black rubber strap fitted with a stainless steel buckle. The face of the model is shielded by a scratch-proof and glare-proof sapphire crystal.
The new Edox Ghost Ship Limited Edition watch
is expected to be available starting with September 2013.
Aug 05, 2013
presents its new Nautical Seventies Vulcain Trophy Limited Edition watch
The novelty is a tribute to the iconic Vulcain Cricket Nautical model unveiled in 1961. It gained a legendary status in the horology and deep-sea diving worlds as the first diver’s watch that boasted 300-meter water-resistance and was animated by an alarm movement truly audible underwater – it warned the diver that it was time to the surface. In 1970, the brand introduced a new version of the diver’s watch with a redesigned display.
The new Vulcain watch, limited to just 100 pieces, demonstrates a resolutely vintage look, having maintained the identity codes of the 1961 and 1970 models, yet using the latest technical innovations. It is 300-meter water-resistant
and indicates the successive decompression stops
The heart of the Nautical Seventies Vulcain Trophy is the brand’s manually-wound Cricket V-10
. The finely crafted 157-part, 25-jewel mechanism sounds its alarm in a clearly audible way for up to 20 seconds underwater. It is constructed with twin barrels – one barrel for supplying the energy for the hour, minute and seconds functions, and the other barrel for powering the alarm function. Operating at a frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hour, it offers a 42-hour power reserve.
The same as the initial models, the 42 mm case
, crafted in 316L steel, is enhanced with alternating polished and satin-brushed finishes. The case-construction boasts the signature triple case-back
– it is used as a resonance chamber for the alarm function to guarantee utmost performance. One more advantage for the function is a hesalite watch glass
– the same material was featured by the 1970 model for amplifying the sound.
The case-back is engraved with the Vulcain Trophy
of the new Vulcain diver’s watch represents a blue re-edition of the 1970 model
. The central dial indicates decompression details in blue. It stays fixed in place, while the 60-minute graduated rotating inner bezel ring is switched on with help of a screw-locked 4 o’clock crown. The dial provides supreme readability even in the dark due to luminescent hands and square hour-markers.
The new Nautical Seventies Vulcain Trophy Limited Edition watch
is teamed with a comfortable and sturdy black and blue strap in water-repellent leather and fitted with a steel pin buckle.
Aug 02, 2013
The world of watchmaking welcomes the new Tudor Fastrider Black Shield watch
. The novel timepiece glorifies speed and top performance.
The monobloc case
of the new Tudor watch is presented in matt black ceramic
. It is monolithic and scratch-proof. The case is really unique as it has been made entirely in one sophisticated process, implying that the whole case has been produced as a single piece, reflecting the supreme technological expertise of the brand’s watchmakers. As a result, both the middle case and bezel are absolutely reliable and resistant.
, 42 mm in diameter, is 150-meter water-resistant
. It incorporates direct-action pushers and a screw- down crown crafted in PVD-treated steel. Its matt finish finely accentuates the clean curves and taut lines of the model, as well as its dimensions and the tachymeter scale on the bezel.
provides great readability due to its brightly red luminescent details.
The timepiece is animated by a self-winding chronograph movement
that gives an advantage of a 46-hour power reserve
The new Tudor Fastrider Black Shield watch
is coupled with a rubber strap or a leather strap enhanced with red stitching.
The novelty has been also created in another variation
– a matt black case, a dial with bronze accents on the hands and hour-markers. It is teamed with a rubber strap or a beige Alcantara strap with black stitching.
To accompany the launch of the Fastrider Black Shield watch, Tudor has joined efforts with its partner, Ducati
– together they have customized the signature Diavel Carbon bike
with a black matt finish on the whole body of the motorcycle and brightly red details.
Aug 01, 2013
presents its new P'6752 WorldTraveler watch
. As nowadays one can cross different time zones within just a few hours, the novelty has been created for globetrotters to keep them aware of the time back home.
The new Porsche Design watch has been inspired by the legendary Porsche Design P'6750 Worldtimer
unveiled in 2007. It simultaneously shows the time in two different time zones
. The second time zone display shows the watch’s wearer at a glance how late it is at home.
With the new P'6752 WorldTraveler, one can choose the home time from the 24 time zones of the world. To help the watch owner, the 24 time zones are engraved on the case-back of the timepiece. The second time zone is indicated by a hand with a red triangle at its tip with help of an inner 24-hour scale. The time itself is displayed on the outer 12-hour ring of the face. The date window is found at 3 o’clock.
The black face
of the model demonstrates a purist design. It is completed with Arabic numerals and skeletal hands filled with white luminous substance.
The shot-blasted titanium case
measures 42mm in diameter. If compared to the case of the P'6750 Worldtimer, it is 3 mm smaller and 2mm flatter. The case-construction incorporates a screw-down crown and a non-reflective scratchproof sapphire glass. It is 50-meter water-resistant
The case is teamed with a black rubber strap fitted with a titanium folding clasp.
The new Porsche Design watch accommodates a self-winding movement
- Eterna Caliber 3945A
. Operating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, the 28-jewel movement provides a 68-hour power-reserve.
The new Porsche Design P'6752 WorldTraveler watch
will be available to the public at the price of 5,950 Euro starting with the beginning of 2014.
Jul 30, 2013
debuts its new Speedmaster ’57 Omega Co-Axial Chronograph watches
. The novel timepieces pay tribute to the legendary Speedmaster chronograph born in 1957 and universally famous for its participation in numerous missions in space, with six lunar landings on the list.
The new Omega watches have inherited the straight lugs extending from the case and the bracelets from the very first 1957 Speedmaster.
The new Speedmaster ’57 watches are animated by the brand’s Co-Axial calibers 9300/9301
– these are the first exclusive in-house Co-Axial movements that boast a chronograph function.
Jul 29, 2013
presents its new Worldcode Black Ceramic watch
. The novelty has been destined to become the first Saint Honore men’s model crafted in ceramic. It has been inspired by the challenging world of motorsports.
The new Saint Honore watch has smartly united modern style and technical refinement. The sleek case
measures 43mm in diameter. With black being an increasingly popular color in the horology world, black ceramic
has been used for all parts of the case-construction - the case, bezel, crown, bracelet, and clasp.
Some design elements of the Worldcode watch are clear nods to the realm of motorsports – its carbon dial, black counters, 400 km/h graduated tachymeter scale, notched rotating bezel and red accents on the hands and counters.
Jul 25, 2013
introduces an exclusive limited version of its signature Aeroscope watch
– the Neroscope. The name of the novelty is a combination of two words - nero (black) and Aeroscope.
The new JeanRichard watch boasts an aviator watch design and stands out due to its full black coating
, reflecting all the nuances of black. The watch’s techno style of cockpit instruments makes it a fine choice for all those fond of aviation.
The light, robust titanium case
measures 44 mm in diameter. It is provided with night-black DLC coating. It features a distinctive cushion shape and a large, round bezel. You will notice alternating “vertical satin” finishing on the flat surfaces and sanded finishing on the bezel.
Jul 24, 2013
is pleased to unveil its new Asthmometer-Pulsometer Chronograph watch
. The novelty demonstrates a fine elegant look the brand’s products are famous for. As for the model’s functionality, it provides not only the precision of a chronograph but also important medical information – with help of the timepiece you can measure heart rate and respiration
The pulse and respiration scales are of a great use for those involved in sports competitions or training sessions. They can also inform a doctor about the patient’s vital functions.
The new Longines watch has been inspired by a 1963 model
created essentially for medical use. The original model was born in the period when diagnosis could essentially depend on the precision of the instruments used by the doctor.
Jul 22, 2013
The world of watchmaking welcomes the new Milus Zetios Chronograph ZCRC3 Limited Edition watch
. The novelty reflects the colors of the Brazilian flag
- green, yellow, blue. It is devoted to the notable footballer Roberto Carlos
, a true legend in the world of football due to his outstanding kicking power and his lightning attacks.
The new Milus watch belongs to the highly exclusive limited edition of just three pieces
worldwide. Three is the number on the footballer‘s shirt as well as his lucky number. One of the models is destined to become the timekeeping companion of the Brazilian football star.
The new version of the Milus Zetios Chronograph watch boasts highly stylish details. Its stainless steel case
, 45 mm in diameter, is provided with black DLC treatment. The dial
, presented in genuine carbon fiber, sports the colors of the Brazilian flag.
Jul 19, 2013
unveils its new Hirondelle Limited Edition watch
. Available in a limited number of 151 pieces, the novelty pays tribute to the historic Hirondelle steam ship.
highlighted Swiss culture as the first steam boat entirely built in Switzerland, the largest in the country at the time. It was launched in Ouchy, Lake Geneva in 1855. In June 1862, it hit an underwater rock in Lake Geneva.
Luckily all 350 passengers survived the shipwreck, but the Hirondelle sank fully after a severe storm in July 1862. In 1966, a team of daring divers found the ship’s wreckage.
The limited edition number of 151 pieces
pays tribute to every year that has passed since the steam ship’s historic sinking.
Jul 18, 2013
presents its new Transocean Unitime Pilot watch
. The novelty is animated by an innovative Breitling caliber
that boasts a highly practical worldtime system. The model demonstrates a technical look reflecting the brand’s grand tradition of creating timepieces for aviators.
The new Breitling watch sports a black dial completed with white indications
. This peculiarity has long been featured by the best instruments for pilots, including the brand’s first onboard chronographs born in the 1930s, the legendary Navitimer born in 1952, not to mention a variety of models honoring skyborne heroes.
The satin-brushed steel case
, 46mm in diameter, is coupled with a steel mesh bracelet. The case-construction is 100-meter water-resistant
. A convex sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides, shields the face.
Jul 17, 2013
As a longstanding supporter of Emirates Team New Zealand
has now created the Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition watch
. The novelty commemorates ETNZ’s campaign to claim sailing’s most prestigious trophy, the America’s Cup
, to take place in San Francisco in 2013.
The matt black dial
of the new Omega watch is framed by a red seconds track. The time is indicated by the skeletonized hour and minute hands in the center. The small seconds sub-dial is found at 9 o’clock. The 30-minute chronograph recorder positioned at 3 o’clock features a red hand and is surrounded by a distinctive red ring bearing a scale for indicating the 5-minute countdown to the start of a regatta.
The 12-hour chronograph sub-dial, also with a red hand, is found at 6 o’clock, along with the date window. The slim red chronograph seconds hand is positioned in the center.