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May 20, 2013
introduces its new Saratoga Chronograph 2013 watch
. The novelty is devoted to Saratoga Race Course
that celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. The sleek sports luxury timepiece reflects its predecessor’s signature features that have been subtly transformed to come up with ergonomic perfection.
The famous race track, located in Saratoga Springs
, New York, started in August 1863 and represents the oldest continuous racing tradition in America, taking place at the nation’s oldest sporting venue.
The all-new full PVD version of the Saratoga Chronograph looks casual and versatile. The black PVD stainless steel case
, 42 mm in diameter, is presented on a mesh-look black PVD-treated stainless steel bracelet built with gleaming stainless steel links that provide greater flexibility implying supreme comfort on the wrist.
In comparison to the original model of the Saratoga Chronograph watch, the new one features larger counters, big date aperture and crystal clear Roman numerals. The anthracite face of the watch is surrounded by the signature eight-sided bezel and shielded by a 1.5mm-thick sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment. The stainless steel case-back of the novelty is embossed with the Saratoga horses and secured by four screws.
The timepiece is animated by a chronograph quartz movement
- Calibre Ronda 5130.b. The mechanism animates the following functions
: hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph and alarm. The date windows is found at 12 o’clock.
The Concord Saratoga Chronograph Black PVD watch
is 50-meter water-resistant
May 14, 2013
unveils its new Heritage Chrono Blue watch
. The novelty has been inspired by the signature chronograph known as Montecarlo
among collectors and aficionados. The initial chronograph model was born in 1973.
The new Tudor watch reflects the original spirit of the 1973 model, yet it surprises by its aesthetic and technical innovations. The creators of the timepiece have combined the royal blue of the historical model with a lighter grey to come up with the color to give an impression of Mediterranean warmth and atmosphere.
The opaline white dial
is completed with three-dimensional bevelled hour-markers provided with a luminescent material. It also shows off two counters presented inside blue trapeze-like fields - the small seconds counter is found at 3 o’clock and the 45-minute counter at 9 o’clock. The date window is found at 6 o’clock.
The watch is animated by a mechanical automatic movement
- Tudor Calibre 2892
. The mechanism provides the following functions: hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, date and a 42-hour power reserve.
The 42 mm case
is sculptured from stainless steel. It demonstrates polished and satin-brushed finishes. It incorporates a bidirectional rotating bezel with a blue disc. It bears 12-hour graduation for dual-time read-off. The face of the novelty is protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The timepiece is 150-meter water-resistant
The new Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue watch
is coupled with a steel strap equipped with a folding clasp. It is delivered with an additional original strap presented in blue, grey and orange fabric and fitted with a buckle.
May 08, 2013
is pleased to unveil its new Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Regatta watch
. Having long partnered with the most prestigious regattas and sailors, including Loick Peyron and Ben Ainslie, the brand has now developed a caliber that provided a countdown function with a chronograph.
The new Corum watch has maintained all the classic features of the iconic Admiral’s Cup collection born in 1960.
The novelty is animated by a new automatic movement
- Caliber CO 040
, operating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offering a 48-hour power-reserve. Its jumping countdown function can be adjusted from 0 to 10 minutes. Its numerical aperture display guarantees perfect readability. Its chronograph allows to time up to 12 hours of racing.
Prior to the first regatta signal, the watch owner programs the countdown function
with help of the crown to the number of minutes according to the regatta standards at between 0 and 10 minutes, and then presses the pushbutton to make it run. If it is set to 10 minutes, the transition to 9 in the aperture pointed to by the red arrow is performed via a jump after 60 seconds. Then, the minutes left are marked off down to 0, and the final gun is fired signaling the start of the race. Using the regatta countdown function of the watch its wearer can set it incrementally to any given minute between the first and last sound signal before the race starts.
The extremely accurate chronograph
is presented via a red central sweep-seconds hand and 30-minute and 12-hour counters positioned at 12 and 6 o’clock respectively. It continues running to count off up to 12 hours of racing.
The case, 45 mm in diameter, is rendered in grade 5 titanium
and reflects the signature identity codes of the collection - an iconic 12-sided bezel and the inner bezel ring bearing the nautical pennants.
The case demonstrates alternating polished and satin-brushed finishes. There are black PVD-coated inserts embedded between the middle of the case and back and between the bezel and the middle of the case. The case-construction is 300-meter water-resistant
. It is built with a transparent sapphire crystal case-back that allows to admire the beauty of Caliber CO 040 and its black PVD-coated oscillating weight.
The black dial
is completed with hour-markers and hands provided with light-colored Superluminova. The glance is caught by extremely sporty red accents.
The new Corum Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Regatta watch
is teamed with a titanium grade 5 bracelet or a crocodile leather strap equipped with a folding clasp.
May 07, 2013
Victorinox Swiss Army
is excited to unveil a new version of its bestseller Chrono Classic model – the Chrono Classic 1/100th watch
. The novelty boasts both aesthetic and technical innovations.
The new Victorinox watch is equipped with a new quartz movement
and the watch’s owner can easily transform it from a classic timepiece into a chronograph with 1/100th of a second accuracy. This transformation simply requires a double press of the crown. It is also important to mention that for the first time for this type of movement, the 1/100th of a second is presented numerically with help of two rotating discs.
The Chrono Classic watch holds one more surprise - two fresh dial colors
Despite all the innovations, the new version of the Chrono Classic has maintained its signature features – the case with its fluid forms, elegant horns, and oblong buttons on both sides of the crown.
How is the transformation into a chronograph
performed? When the watch owner presses the crown twice, the three central hands are realigned at 12 o’clock, and the 6 o’clock date indicator is transformed into a counter at zero position. The chronograph is traditionally started by pressing the 2 o’clock button. The red central hand shows the seconds, while the other hands are responsible for counting out the minutes and hours. To stop the time measurement the same operation is performed –the 1/100th of a second is showed in the 6 o’clock window. The 4 o’clock pushbutton resets the chronograph.
It is remarkable that the watch owner can go back to the normal way of time-reading even while the stopwatch is running. He simply performs a double-click on the crown.
The new Chrono Classic 1/100th watch has been developed in close cooperation with Soprod
. It is animated by the Swiss-Made Soprod SOP FM13D quartz movement
The guilloche decoration above both discs at 6 o’clock have been inspired by the shape and casing of the Swiss Army Officer’s Knife, paying tribute to the origins and philosophy of the brand. The discs’ rotation hints at the knife’s folding blades.
The new Victorinox Chrono Classic 1/100th watch has been created in a few variations:
- a powerful sporty version with a “dark grey” dial and bezel with Black Ice PVD coating, a case teamed with a biologically tanned black leather strap or a stainless-steel bracelet.
- a more urban and audacious version with a champagne dial and bezel, gold PVD coating, a case teamed with a biologically tanned brown leather strap or stainless-steel bracelet.
The 41 mm case
is rendered in brush polished stainless steel. The face is protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with triple anti-reflective coating. The case-construction is 100-meter water-resistant.
The new Victorinox Chrono Classic 1/100th watch
is expected to be available starting with September 2013.
May 03, 2013
Oris’s successful ProDiver line welcomes a newcomer - the Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon watch
. The novelty represents the world’s first mechanical timepiece that indicates both the lunar cycle and the tidal range.
The new Oris watch has been created to meet the demands of professional divers. It is devoted to the brand’s ambassador and accomplished commercial diver Roman Frischknecht
With the ProDiver Pointer Moon watch divers no longer need to consult external manuals as the timepiece provides indications of the tidal range and lunar cycle at a glance due to its unique dial design.
The novelty is built with the brand’s patented Rotation Safety System
. It implies the watch-wearer can keep track of a certain time period with help of a rotating bezel that can be locked to exclude accidental adjustment. It also incorporates an automatic helium escape valve.
The dial of the new Oris watch features centralized second, minute, hour and pointer moon displays. The hands and applied indices have Superluminova inlays. The date window is positioned at 5 o’clock.
The multi-piece case, rendered in titanium
, is 1,000-meter water resistant
. The screwed case-back reveals a special engraved meters-feet scale. The face of the ProDiver Pointer Moon watch is shielded by a domed sapphire crystal provided with an inner anti-reflective coating.
The model is animated by an automatic mechanical movement
- Oris Cal. 761
, based on Sellita SW220.
The innovative Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon watch
is available in two versions – for both the northern and southern hemisphere tide range indication.
The novelty is coupled with a rubber strap fitted with a folding buckle and easy-adjustment extension. It is delivered with a special waterproof case and a metal bracelet with special tools for changing the bracelet.
Apr 30, 2013
unveils its new Multifort Two Crowns watch
. The novelty joins the iconic Multifort collection
born in 1934. The collection has been inspired by the industrial revolution era in the 1930s, with its extraordinary structures and buildings and their beautiful architecture. The new Mido watch celebrates the aesthetic value of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
inaugurated in 1932.
The Multifort Two Crowns watch demonstrates a sporty look. It is created as a fine timekeeping accessory for those fond of diving – it boasts 200-meter water-resistance
and is secured to the wrist on a stainless steel folding clasp bracelet with diver extension.
The timepiece is animated by an elaborate, nicely decorated automatic movement
visible via the see-through case-back. The 25-jewel movement, beating at a frequency of 28,800 alternations per hour, provides minimum 38 hours of power reserve. It demonstrates blued screws, decorated oscillating weight with Geneva stripes and engraved Mido logo.
The anthracite dial
is embellished with vertical Geneva stripes. The dial guarantees supreme readability under any light conditions due to the use of white and orange Super-LumiNova on the hands, hour-markers and the rotating flange. An anti-reflecting sapphire crystal, treated on both sides, protects the dial.
The 42 mm case
is rendered in satinated and polished stainless steel. The case-construction stands out by its two screw-down crowns. The 2 o’clock crown is to be used for adjusting the flange for measuring the immersion time. The 4 o’clock crown is for setting the time and winding.
The new Mido Multifort Two Crowns watch
is also available in other variations
- a rose PVD-treated steel case, brown dial and brown rubber strap,
- a black PVD-treated steel case, black and orange dial and black rubber strap.
It is the right timepiece for diving enthusiast in love with Swiss tradition and expertise.
Apr 29, 2013
The iconic TAG Heuer Carrera collection
welcomes a newcomer – the Carrera Calibre 36 Chronograph Flyback “Racing” watch
. The novelty is characterized by supreme elegance and powerful sporty nature.
The heart of the new TAG Heuer watch is the brand’s high-rate Calibre 36 automatic chronograph movement
operating at a frequency of 36,000 beats per hour. The fly-back complication, inspired by automobile racing, allows to instantly reset the chronograph to zero with a simple click.
The 43mm case
is sculptured from titanium Grade 2
. The alloy, appreciated for its superb lightness and corrosion-resistance, is used in the fields of aerospace, automotive and architectural design. The titanium surface of the case has been sandblasted and treated with a black titanium carbide coating to acquire extra allure.
The face of the watch is shielded by a scratch-resistant curved sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment. The case-construction is 100-meter water-resistant
The anthracite dial
of the Carrera watch is embellished with the brand’s signature sunray effect. The external chronograph scale is completed with black gold polished and hand-applied Arabic numerals. The time is indicated by polished black gold hour and minute hands featuring luminescent markers. The chronograph and small second hands stand out by their red tips. The date window is found at 6 o’clock. The snailed counters for chronograph minutes and running seconds are positioned at 3 and 9 o’clock respectively.
The case-back is equipped with a smoked scratch-resistant sapphire window giving a fine opportunity to admire the inner life of the watch – the parts of the high-precision movement beating inside.
The new TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 36 Chronograph Flyback “Racing” watch is teamed with a black leather strap fitted with a black perforated layer and a titanium folding clasp with safety push buttons. The fresh strap design has been inspired by motor-racing leathers and steering wheel covers.
Apr 24, 2013
proudly unveils its new T-Complication Squelette watch
. The novelty reflects the remarkable horological expertise of the brand.
The new Tissot watch demonstrates five "arms" under the sapphire crystal providing a plunging view of the mechanical hand-wound skeleton movement
The dial demonstrates dark blue steel skeleton hands and outlines of the hour markers elegantly echoed by the dark blue screws in the movement. Due to these details the time display provides a true visual delight. Even the small seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock has been engraved, maintaining the absolute dial transparency.
You will also notice a range of fine peculiarities
testifying to the thorough attention to detail that defines the brand’s creations:
- the slanted grooves around the crown,
- the scintillating jewels,
- the lugs with the shape echoing that of the "arms."
The 43 mm case
is sculptured from stainless steel. The face of the model is shielded by a cambered scratchproof sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. The case construction is 50-meter water-resistant
The new Tissot T-Complication Squelette watch
is presented on a black crocodile-pattern leather strap fitted with a stainless steel folding clasp.
Apr 24, 2013
is pleased to unveil its new Aquis Regulateur ‘Der Meistertaucher’ watch
Oris was the first brand to create a diver’s watch animated by a Regulateur movement. The Regulateur ‘Der Meistertaucher’ has long enjoyed great success among divers due to the Regulateur movement and the accent on the centralized minute hand, as for divers it is crucial to always have a clear view of the minute hand.
For utmost readability, the watch creators have strengthened the shape of the minute hand. It is outlined in red. The hands and indices are provided with white Super-LumiNova inlay, so the diver can rely on perfect underwater visibility under any light conditions. The applied indices on the black dial are also provided with white Super-LumiNova inlays.
The sleek Aquis case
is sculptured in titanium
. It incorporates a helium valve at 9 o’clock and a unidirectional revolving top ring with a minute scale featured on the black ceramic inlay. The stainless steel screw-in security crown is provided with a titanium crown protection. The face of the Oris Aquis Regulateur watch is protected by a sapphire crystal domed on both sides and with anti-reflective coating inside.
The timepiece is 300-meter water-resistant
The heart of the diver’s watch is an automatic mechanical movement
- Oris Cal. 749. The mechanism is based on SW 220 with a centralized minute display. The hour is displayed at 3 o’clock, while the seconds are displayed at 9 o’clock. The date window is found at 6 o’clock.
The new Oris Aquis Regulateur Der Meistertaucher watch
is secured to the wrist on a rubber strap with an extendable titanium safety clasp.
It is delivered in a set that also contains a waterproof case, a separate titanium bracelet and tools for changing the bracelet.
Apr 23, 2013
introduces its new Nelson Piquet Chronograph watch
. The novelty represents a sporty-styled, two-pusher automatic chronograph. It is devoted to the legendary racing driver Nelson Piquet
, a three-time Formula One world champion.
The new Louis Moinet watch demonstrates a number of racing-inspired characteristics:
- a driver-friendly rubber strap,
- top-visibility hands,
- a tachymeter scale featured on the bezel rendered in high-tech steel and carbon fibre,
- chronograph pushers with carbon fibre insets and embellished with chequered flag motif,
- engravings on the tinted sapphire crystal case-back evoking Nelson Piquet in his prime.
The dial and functions of the Nelson Piquet watch are aimed at matching the needs of racing drivers and motorsport fans.
The dial provides supreme legibility
- its bright counters, bold hands and numerals create a distinctive contrast against the navy blue background. The rhodium-plated hour and minute hands are filled with white Super-LumiNova glowing green in the dark.
The small seconds sub-dial is found at 9 o’clock. The blued chronograph seconds hand in the center is complemented by a 30-minute counter positioned at 3 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock. The counter hands are presented in blue. The Louis Moinet logo is found at 12 o’clock, while Nelson Piquet’s signature completes the dial at 5 o’clock.
The lower part of the dial is adorned with Geneva wave finishing inspired by the vertical grill design featured by historic racing cars.
The case design
of the Nelson Piquet watch reflects fresh developments in motorsport technology. The six-screw, stainless steel case
, 45.60mm in diameter, is built with a high-tech, carbon-fibre lower bezel. As it has already been mentioned above, carbon fibre is also used for the inserts for the chronograph pushers positioned at 2 and 4 o’clock. The pushers, shaped as champagne corks, are engraved with a chequered motif inspired by the signature Formula One finish-line flag and offer most comfortable gripping.
The case is 50-meter water-resistant.
The timepiece is animated by a Louis Moinet automatic mechanical chronograph movement
. Operating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, the 25-jewel movement provides 44 hours of power reserve. The exhibition case-back allows to admire the movement’s nicely finished plates and bridges and an open-worked, black rhodium-plated, ball bearing-mounted rotor, with the design reminding that of a high-performance car brake disc.
The new Louis Moinet Nelson Piquet Chronograph watch
is presented on a natural rubber strap equipped with a stainless steel double folding for the ultimate comfort on the wrist.
The Nelson Piquet is available in a limited edition of 365 pieces
. The novelty is delivered in a deluxe case
featuring black, carbon fibre-inspired interior. The case also contains a beautiful 95mm x 70mm reproduction of a watercolor painting of Nelson Piquet in his Brabham and Williams cars created by the famous motorsport artist Willy Richard
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Apr 22, 2013
The world of watchmaking welcomes the new Oris Royal Flying Doctor Limited Edition watch
. The novelty has been created in tribute to the vital work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service
providing aero-medical and primary healthcare across Australia.
With its 61 aircraft, 21 aero-medical bases and 5 remote primary health care facilities, the RFDS represents the most comprehensive aero-medical service in the world. It annually delivers about 14,000 health clinics in communities across Australia.
Oris has closely collaborated with the RFDS to give birth to the Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition watch.
The black dial
is completed with printed Super-LumiNova numerals and indexes. You will notice the functional orange pulsation scale on the dial – it is aimed at helping doctors in reading the pulse of patients.
The 4 o’clock screw-in crown is to be used for settings the time, while the 2 o’clock screw-in crown, featuring an outline of Australia, allows to operate the inside turning black dial ring for the second time zone.
The heart of the new Oris watch is an automatic Oris movement Cal. 735
, based on Sellita SW 220. The day window is found at 3 o’clock, while the date window is positioned between 4 and 5 o’clock.
The case is rendered in stainless steel and is 100-meter water-resistant
. The face of the watch is shielded by a double domed sapphire crystal with non-reflective coating on the inside.
The mineral crystal case-back is engraved with «Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition» and the limited edition number.
The new Oris Royal Flying Doctor Limited Edition watch
is teamed with a dark brown leather strap equipped with a stainless steel buckle or a multi-piece stainless steel bracelet fitted with a folding clasp.
The timepiece, a limited edition of 2,000 pieces
, is delivered in a unique box that also contains a genuine leather business card wallet and a card with local emergency phone numbers.
Apr 18, 2013
The new Chopard L.U.C Engine One H watch
is a technically complex timepiece created as an aesthetic hybrid that successfully combined automobile mechanics with fine watchmaking. The novelty is animated by the brand’s in-house tourbillon movement
, with finishes inspired by those typically seen on engines. The dial’s horizontal layout makes one think of the design of racing-car cockpits.
The heart of the new Chopard watch, the hand-wound tourbillon movement L.U.C 04.02-L
, has been designed and constructed by Chopard Manufacture in Fleurier.
The chronometer-certified 29-jewel movement is operating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The barrel provides a 60-hour of power reserve. The horizontal grooves in the bridges on the dial side have been inspired by cylinder heads.
of the L.U.C. Engine One H watch guarantees perfect legibility. The hour and minutes hands are conventionally positioned in the center. The power reserve read-off is featured on the left, reminding a fuel gauge. The small seconds mounted on the tourbillon are presented on the right, looking like a speedometer.
The inner and outer sides of the alligator leather strap, demonstrating five rows of overstitching, evoke the look of 1960s - 1970s automobile upholstery.
of the model (44.50 X 35.00mm) is fashioned from titanium
, a light, scratch-resistant and eminently biocompatible material. It is 50-meter water-resistant
The new Chopard L.U.C Engine One H watch
belongs to a limited edition of 100 pieces
Apr 17, 2013
In 2013, Victorinox Swiss Army
is pleased to present new versions of its iconic Original watch
. The military-inspired timepiece is monochrome in tone and extremely easy-to-read. Now, the Original watch is modernized and urbanized. It is coupled with a new modular leather strap.
The Original holds a special place in the history of the brand. It is the very first Victorinox model introduced in the United States in 1989. Since then, the Original model, characterized by simplicity, assertive design, top quality, and durability, has always been featured in the catalog, having become a true icon.
The color of the straps has been inspired by the color of the leather case of the original Swiss Army Officer’s knife. The chronograph model, limited to 1989 pieces, referring to the year of introduction of the first model, boasts an additional detail - a removable leather hood
completely encasing it. This casing pays tribute to the military watches of the first half of the 20th century, which were protected by a grille or a lid. Today, this element looks stylish and unconventional.
The new Original watch is now presented in two versions
- a three-hand version with a date window, equipped with a Ronda quartz movement.
- a chronograph version with three central hands, three sub-dials, a date window found at 4 o’clock, animated by an ETA quartz chronograph movement.
The case construction incorporates a brushed aluminum bezel
accentuating the trendy look of the watch. The central seconds hand stands out due to its delicate orange color. While the older versions of the Original watch were coupled with a NATO fiber strap, the new Original watch is teamed with a stylish two-piece leather strap, while the Original Chronograph watch is presented on a three-piece strap.
With both models, you can wear the natural leather strap in the traditional way, or adding a cuff that fits over the base strap with two loops.
The 40mm dark grey case
is sculptured in ultra-shock-proof nylon
characterized by supreme lightness. The crown protection proves that the watch can withstand harsh conditions.
guarantees great legibility. It is completed with oversized indexes and numerals that are recessed and covered with luminescent material.
The new Victorinox Original
and Original Chronograph watches
are 100-meter water-resistant
. The novelties are available starting this spring.
Apr 16, 2013
presents its new Traveller ww.tc watch
. Created as a fine traveling watch, the timepiece reflects the brand’s remarkable expertise in the field of world time watches.
Till the end of the 19th century each city used its own time based on observation of the sun. For example, the United States had about 115 official local times. In 1870, the Canadian engineer Sandford Fleming
introduced a worldwide system, having divided the world into 24 time zones. The system was gradually adopted by all countries of the world. In 1935, the Genevan watchmaker Louis Cottier
developed a timepiece indicating the time in all 24 time zones.
of the new Girard-Perregaux watch is constructed from 34 elements and demonstrates polished and satin-brushed finishes. The steel case accommodates a self-winding movement
- the in-house caliber GP03300
. The 476-part mechanism drives the following functions – hours, minutes, small seconds, world time with day/night indication, a chronograph and a date.
The opaline dial
features two hands in luminescent material and a clearly visible seconds hand. The creators of the timepiece wanted the dial to show the meridians, while maintaining its supreme readability. The dial is edged by a beveled ring with the names of the 24 cities and by the 24-hour day/night disk. The date aperture is found at 2 o’clock. The 30-minute counter is positioned at 9 o’clock, the small seconds counter at 3 o’clock, and the 12-hour aperture at 6 o’clock. The hour markers are also provided with luminescent material.
Although the new Traveller ww.tc watch boasts its mechanical complexity, it is absolutely user-friendly
. The single screwed crown found at 3 o’clock is to be used for regulating all the watch’s functions. The crown has three notches. The first position is for setting the city index, the second for setting the date and the third for setting the time, the minute and the 24-hour ring.
The ergonomic design of the watch is completed with an extremely flexible rubber strap covered in velvet look alligator leather.
The new Girard-Perregaux Traveller ww.tc watch
has been created in three other variations
: a matte black dial and a steel case, a silvered opaline dial and a titanium case, and a silvered opaline dial, a black ceramic bezel and a steel case.
Apr 12, 2013
introduces its new Traveller collection
. The novelties demonstrate a refined and modern style. They are both casual and elegant. The collection includes two models – a chronograph watch with time zone indication, and a moon phases and large date model.
The new Traveller collection is characterized by sleek lines and dynamic curves. The surface of the 44 mm case
features alternating satin-brushed and polished finishes that capture and reflect the light, underlining each design detail. The dials present the time display in relief.
The oscillating weight and the folding clasp are devoted to the arrow of the brand’s signature three gold Bridges.
The Traveller moon phases and large date watch
immediately makes one feel its modernity. The steel case is built from 30 elements, catching the glance by a subtle interplay of satin-brushed and polished surfaces.
The slightly spherical opaline dial
features the time with an effect of depth with help of the plunging beveled minute scale. The dial is graced by applique hour-markers with luminescent tips pointing towards the center. The hour and minute hands are also provided with a luminescent material. The dial indications are elegantly laid out. The large date window found at 12 o’clock is topped by a polished GP applique. The moon phases are presented along with the small seconds at 7.30. The power reserve display is found at 4.30.
The heart of the timepiece is a self-winding mechanical movement
– in-house caliber GP03300
. The 35-jewel movement, beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, gives an advantage of a 46-hour power-reserve.
Due to an innovative design, the moon phases and power reserve display mechanisms
are linked directly to the barrel. The remarkably precise lunations are presented on a wheel in continuous rotation. They have to be adjusted just by one day in 122 years. The corrector is found on the case at 10 o’clock.
You will notice that the design for the moon
is highly realistic. The image depicts the visible face of the moon – it is created on a mineral glass and then metalized with a gentle gradation from black to gray making one think of the Milky Way. The sky is studded by silvery stars. The display is framed by a satin-brushed circular border bearing the divisions of the small seconds.
The instantaneous large date jumps in 15 milliseconds. The work of the date display mechanism is based on a system patented by the brand. It incorporates two disks – a transparent disk and a matte disk, for the units and tens respectively. The disks, being just 0.10 mm thin, overlap with no borderline. The round contemporary calligraphy of the date numerals finely matches the overall design of the timepiece.
The new Girard-Perregaux Time Traveller moon phases and large date watch
is presented on a black alligator leather strap perfectly integrated with the case for the utmost comfort on the wrist.
The model has been also created with a black or gray dial, a black ceramic bezel and a brown strap.
Apr 02, 2013
is pleased to present its new Terrascope Blue Lacquered Dial watch
. The sporty timepiece is created as a boldly designed and reliable timekeeping companion for men.
The cushion-shaped case
is sculptured from stainless steel. It demonstrates polished and vertically satin-finished surfaces. The case measures 46 mm in diameter. The watch’s face is shielded by an antireflective sapphire crystal.
The blue lacquered dial
captures the glance by its unique intensity. The time is indicated by sporty steel-colored hour and minute hands provided with Superluminova inserts. The dial is completed with applied indexes hollowed out into a U-shape. The indexes feature alternating polished and shot-blast finishes and are also provided with Superluminova. The seconds hand in the center stands out due to a red arrow at its tip. The small but legible date display is found at 3 o’clock.
The new Terrascope Blue Dial watch is teamed with a steel bracelet built from contrasting links demonstrating alternating polished and satin finishes for an extra sporty feel. The timepiece can also be worn on an original blue bracelet for a completely monochrome look.
The heart of the new JeanRichard watch is the self-winding JR60 calibre
characterized by supreme accuracy. The 21-jewel movement is operating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers 42 hours of power reserve
. The new JeanRichard logo is engraved on the case-back.
The JeanRichard Terrascope Blue Lacquered Dial watch
is 100-meter water-resistant
Apr 01, 2013
unveils its new Patrimony Traditionnelle Small Seconds watch
. The model has been created as a tribute to the brand’s watches born in the period from the 1930s to the 1950s. It captures the glance by its pure lines and harmonious proportions.
The 950 platinum case
, 38 mm in diameter, demonstrates an elegantly slender profile. It incorporates a thin bezel and a fluted screw-down case-back with a sapphire crystal window.
The slate grey dial
is completed with applied 18K white gold hour-markers and dauphine hands. It is framed by a painted white minute circle clearly standing out against the dark background. The small seconds are displayed at 6 o’clock.
It is remarkable that the new Vacheron Constantin watch corresponds to the requirements of the Poinçon de Genève,the highly prestigious hallmark confined not only to the movement, but the whole finished timepiece.
The Patrimony Traditionnelle Small Seconds is animated by the hand-wound Vacheron Constantin 4400 movement
. The finishing and conception of the mechanism reflect its superlative craftsmanship. Oscillating at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour, the 127-part, 21-jewel movement provides the functions of hours, minutes and small seconds. It gives an advantage of a 65-hour power reserve
The main flat surfaces of the movement are embellished with a meticulous “Côtes de Genève” pattern. The angles and the screw heads are bevelled and hand-polished.
The new Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Small Seconds watch
is delivered on a black Mississipiensis alligator leather strap fitted with a 950 platinum pin buckle.
The timepiece is 30-meter water-resistant
Mar 21, 2013
unveils its new Calibrator 65B148 watch
. The novelty represents the first ever automatic timepiece that allows its owner personally tune its accuracy with help of the External Fine Adjustment System
To operate the system, the watch owner has to insert a key at the 9 o'clock position and get remarkable precision of 99.99% on average. The EFAS indication featured with a retrograde hand is found at 9 o’clock opposite the date window at 3 o’clock.
The 43 mm case
of the new Bulova watch is sculptured in stainless steel and provided with elegant rose-gold PVD coating accents. The face of the watch is protected by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
The black dial
demonstrates the central part embellished with a "Clous de Paris" guilloché pattern and the ribbed outer segment. It is completed with rose-gold toned Arabic numerals and hands.
The timepiece is powered by an automatic mechanical 26-jewel movement
- Sellita SW200
. You can drop a glance at the inner life of the timepiece via the screw-down transparent case-back.
The new Bulova Calibrator 65B148 watch
is coupled with a black leather strap equipped with a folding clasp with double pushers. The timepiece is 50-meter water-resistant
Mar 21, 2013
debuts its new Bentley Light Body Midnight Carbon watch
, best described as elegant and ultra sporty.
The dashboard-inspired dial
demonstrates two exclusive technical features of the brand. They are accentuated by red rimmed indications. The smart “30 second chronograph” system
, crowned by a patent back in 1926, incorporates a central hand that sweeps around the dial in half a minute instead of the common 60 seconds, offering remarkably accurate 1/8th of a second readings.
While conventional tachometers are meant to be used for observations based only on times lasting less than 60 seconds, the new Breitling watch is built with a “variable tachometer”
switched on via the rotating pinion bezel and can be used for measuring average speeds whatever the time elapsed, the distance covered or the speed achieved.
The all-black design makes one feel its originality and strength. The hands and hour markers are also presented in matt black provided by a luminescent coating for utmost readability in the dark.
The 49 mm case
is crafted from black titanium. Built with a screw locked crown, it is 100-meter water-resistant
. The dial is shielded by a cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides.
The new Breitling Bentley Light Body Midnight Carbon watch is teamed with a midnight black rubber strap that features a central raised motif matching that of the knurled bezel , making one think of the signature radiator grilles on the prow of Bentley cars.
The heart of the Breitling watch is a self-winding chronograph movement
- Breitling Calibre 25B, offering the precision and reliability chronometer-certified by the COSC. The 38-jewel movement is operating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour.
The Breitling Bentley Light Body Midnight Carbon watch is available in a limited number of 1,000 pieces
Mar 20, 2013
The horological world welcomes a masterpiece of the watchmaking art – the Ulysse Nardin Stranger watch
. The novelty imitates a classical music box playing “Strangers in the Night
” on the hour or on request. It has been inspired by the brand’s partner, musician and conceptual artist, Dieter Meier
, and bears his signature. It belongs to a limited edition of just 99 pieces
The development of the new Ulysse Nardin watch took more than five years. The “Stranger” represents a mechanical self-winding musical watch
. It incorporates the brand’s silicium technology
for the escapement and anchor of the in-house UN-690 movement
. The watch wearer adjusts the time with utmost ease. He activates the crown function with help of a pusher instead of traditionally pulling out the crown. The 64-jewel movement provides 48 hours of power-reserve.
You can admire the action of the mechanism via a sapphire crystal. To hear the melody “Strangers in the Night” hourly or on request you have to actuate a special pusher. The on/off pusher for activating or deactivating the musical mechanism is found at 10 o’clock.
The integral pusher crown allows to set a number of functions, including winding, setting the date and correcting the time. You have to simply turn the crown forwards or backwards.
The 45 mm case
is sculptured from 18K rose gold. It is 30-meter water-resistant.
The Ulysse Nardin Strange watch
is presented on a leather strap fitted with a folding buckle.