Watches Channel Timely Remarks on Watches
Watches Channel will drift you towards daring innovations, century-old traditions, bold designs, and exclusive partnerships in the World of Watchmaking.
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 18, 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.
Jul 16, 2013
pleases its fans by the new RAID 2013 Limited Edition watch
. Starting with 2009 the watchmaking company has served as the official timekeeper for the RAID Suisse-Paris, a daring rally for classic cars created prior to 1975. The rally, with Paris as its final destination, represents a 600-mile journey
along really picturesque scenery.
The classic cars competing in the rally demonstrate their capacity to withstand the testing demands of the race, while the drivers demonstrate their driving ability and timekeeping.
The new Oris RAID 2013 Limited Edition watch pays tribute to the 23rd edition of the rally. The novelty is devoted to the winner of the 2012 race - the iconic Jaguar 420
Jul 15, 2013
presents its new Extreme Diver 300 Orange watch
. The novelty stands out by its bright orange accents on the dial and bezel. The watch’s creators opted for the orange color as it boasts the best visibility among other colors in the spectrum, and the best visibility in all types of water in particular.
The perfect dial and bezel visibility
are all essential for professional divers who often find themselves in deep or murky waters as for them it is lifesaving to be aware of the time spent under water, or the minutes of air supply still available.
The new Alpina watch provides a number of professional diving features
. The case-construction incorporates a screw-in crown and a screw-down case-back. One more important feature is its jet black polished unidirectional rotating 60min diving bezel completed with luminous markers. The face of the model is shielded by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
Jun 24, 2013
Paying tribute to its 100th anniversary in 2013, Seiko
unveils its new limited edition Grand Seiko 44GS watch
. The novelty has been created in four variations.
The new Seiko watch makes one think of the original Grand Seiko model
, a true brand’s icon introduced back in 1960. In particular, it has been inspired by the 44GS model born in 1967 and represents its skillful recreation. It has maintained the signature characteristics of the Grand Seiko design. It demonstrates restrained look and guarantees mechanical precision.
stands out by its fine polishing, clear edges and perfectly flat surfaces. You will notice razor-sharp edges to the hands and hour markers on the dial. The case, the same as the original, measures 37.9 mm in diameter
Jun 21, 2013
Modern ladies looking for a highly sophisticated timekeeping companion are sure to be delighted by the new Hamilton Jazzmaster Lady Auto watch
. The novelty is a clear proof that nowadays technology and femininity go harmoniously hand in hand.
The new Hamilton lady’s watch demonstrates an unusual form. Its round face flows into an oval case form, featuring teardrop-like lugs and indices.
The timepiece makes one feel its feminine charm due to the use of modern materials and elegant lines.
Jun 21, 2013
introduces its new Monaco Calibre 12 Chronograph Automobile Club de Monaco Black Edition watch
. The novelty is devoted to the brand’s continuous partnership with the Automobile Club de Monaco
The square-shaped case
of the new TAG Heuer watch measures 39mm in diameter and is rendered in steel. Its surface is PVD -coated to make the watch acquire its bold black look. The polished and fine brushed steel pushers create a distinctive contrast with the black surface of the case.
The heart of the model is the brand’s automatic mechanical chronograph movement
- Caliber 12
based on ETA 2892 with DD chrono module. With the balance frequency of 28, 800 vibrations per hour, the 59-ruby mechanism gives an advantage of a 40-hour power-reserve
. The smoked sapphire case-back reveals the ACM logo.
Jun 20, 2013
The world of exclusive watchmaking welcomes the new Corum Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph watch
. The famous Admiral’s Cup collection, introduced in 1960, is joined by the AC-One line maintaining the signature characteristics of the Admiral’s Cup timepieces.
The bezel of the new Corum watch has maintained the distinctive twelve-sided shape. The case, 45 mm in diameter, has become slimmer and more rounded. Its surface features alternating polished and satin-brushed finishes.
The case construction incorporates a number of layers, with black PVD-coated titanium inserts found between the case-back, the case-middle and the bezel. The face of the watch is shielded by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The case is 300-meter water-resistant
Jun 17, 2013
Baume & Mercier
unveils its new Capeland Worldtimer watch
. The novelty is destined at those passionate about travelling - globe-trotters and international businessmen. It allows at-a-glance reading of the time in the 24 cities representing the world time zones.
The case of the new Baume & Mercier watch demonstrates an original pebble shape and a distinctively vintage design. The 44 mm case is sculptured from 18K red gold or polished satin-brushed steel.
The restrained dial
provides superb readability. It is available in ashen gray or off-white.
Jun 07, 2013
pleases its female fans with its new Bulgari Bulgari Catene watch
. The novelty, finely sculpted in gold, is sure to appeal to those in love with exquisite jewelry and watchmaking pieces. It is equally daring and sensual, elegant and extravagant.
The new Bulgari lady’s watch is presented on a majestic bracelet
coiling twice around the wrist, the signature feature of the brand. The chain links interweave with fine simplicity. Some of the bracelet links sparkle with diamonds (60 diamonds altogether), reflecting the remarkable expertise of Bulgari's jewelers and watchmakers.
The 18k pink gold case
measures 31 mm in diameter. The bezel of the model is engraved with the Bvlgari Bvlgari name. The 18k pink gold crown is gently set with a pink rubellite.
Jun 06, 2013
is proud to unveil its new elegant and stylish Portuguese Chronograph Classic
and Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound watches
. The novelties will join the brand’s highly-successful Portuguese collection the members of which are synonymous to precision engineering.
The new Portuguese Chronograph Classic watch gladdens the eye by its exceptional elegance and classical well-balanced design. The novelty has maintained the identity codes and cultural heritage of the iconic original models born in the 1930s.
or slate-colored dial
of the new IWC watch is graced with applique Arabic numerals, a railway-track-style chapter ring and slender hands. It provides supreme readability. The 42mm case is rendered in stainless steel or 18K red gold. The dial is shielded by an arched-edge sapphire crystal with antireflective coating on both sides.
Jun 05, 2013
presents its new version of the Heritage Advisor watch
. It follows the success of the Advisor model introduced in 2011 and is devoted to the emblematic 1957 alarm watch
. The highly technological novelty makes one feel its contemporary spirit, featuring a two-tone dial created in shades of velvety black.
Yet, the new Tudor watch has maintained the brand’s vintage spirit. It is animated by a movement fitted with a mechanical alarm clock module
, independently elaborated by the brand. The alarm clock module will please the watch’s owner by its perfectly uniform crisp clear sound.
The new timepiece has inherited from the original version the shape and proportions of the middle case, lugs, and bezel, the signature Dauphine hands and beveled hour markers, and the distinctively shaped red alarm hand.
Jun 03, 2013
is pleased to introduce its new Red’n’Black Skeleton Tourbillon watch
devoted for ONLY WATCH 2013
to be held in Monaco on 28 September.
The brand’s specialists have created a brightly colored ceramic specially for the model. The red ceramic material echoes the red of Monaco for Only Watch 2013. It boasts the same characteristics as black or white ceramic and is to be crowned by an international patent.
The new Hublot watch reflects the brand’s powerful innovative capacity. Having already successfully developed the Magic Gold - the first scratch-resistant 18K gold ever, Hublot amazes the world of watchmaking by its brightly colored ceramic. The development of the material required months of research within the R&D Department and the brand’s foundry in Switzerland.
May 30, 2013
proudly unveils its new Khaki Navy Sub Auto Chrono watch
. The ultra-modern timepiece, based on present-day technology and materials, has been inspired by the iconic Hamilton Piping Rock piece
born in the year 1928 and still found on the list of collectors’ favorites. It served as an official timekeeper of the New York Yankees baseball team.
The new Hamilton watch features a round dial and a tonneau-shaped case that stands out due to its unusual open corners showing tiny glimpses of the wearer’s wrist.
The spirit of the sea is reflected via every detail of the watch’s design, paying tribute to the history of the brand, famous as a supplier of timepieces to some of the most prestigious navies in the world. Hamilton watches have many times starred in aquatic-themed movies, representing vital equipment for courageous military divers in The Frogmen (1951) and an experience in shark-avoidance in the underwater action movie, Into the Blue (2005).
May 28, 2013
is pleased to unveil its new Superocean 42 diver’s watch
. Demonstrating a totally blue look, the novelty is devoted to summertime with its blue sky, blue sea and boundless horizons. It has been created in a limited edition of 2,000 pieces
The new Breitling watch features an ultra-sturdy steel case
that boasts remarkable water-resistance
- down to 1500 meters
The original design of the timepiece is revealed via an appealing play on colors and materials magnified by the steel details - polished steel on the case and satin-brushed steel on the bezel numerals. It catches the glance by its explosive look and dynamic numerals.
May 28, 2013
debuts its new Marine Chronograph Manufacture watch
. The novelty reflects the brand’s values of innovation, reliability and high precision. Moreover, it demonstrates an enamel Grand Feu dial and is animated by the UN-150 movement with a silicium balance-spring – these peculiarities have been manufactured independently in-house.
The new Ulysse Nardin watch boasts a generously sized case
, measuring 43 mm in diameter. It is sculptured in 18K pink gold. Shielded by an sati-reflective sapphire crystal, the dial of the watch boasts perfect readability. The case-construction incorporates a fluted bezel and a screw-locked crown for complete water resistance. The solid lugs provide excellent stability on the wrist. The timepiece is 100-piece water-resistant
gladdens the eye by its purity
, paying tribute to the founder’s designs. To come up with the unique Grand Feu enamel dial, the skillful craftsman applies the enamel in many layers, and every layer is fired at a temperature of about 900°C. As a result, the pure white background becomes completed with intense black Roman numerals for hours, a railtrack minute circle and counters.
May 24, 2013
is proud to present a new version of the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II watch
. The high-performance timepiece debuted at Baselworld 2013
. It is aimed at professional skippers and yachting enthusiasts.
The famous regatta chronograph, born in 2007, has been created for the first time in 904L steel. The case is built with a CERACHROM bezel insert crafted in blue ceramic.
The new Rolex watch boasts an exclusive function - a countdown
to be programmed from 1 to 10 minutes. The countdown function has been developed to guarantee precise timing during the most important starting sequence of a regatta. The function is based on a mechanical memory, so the watch wearer can reset it to the same countdown duration. One can also synchronize the function on the fly, so one can adjust it to match the official regatta countdown.
May 22, 2013
is pleased to unveil its new Transocean Chronograph GMT watch
. The novelty represents a travel watch characterized by supreme user-friendliness. It is presented in a steel or red gold version, limited to 2,000 and 200 pieces
The new Breitling watch features an elegant silver or black guilloche dial
. It is graced with applied hour-markers, finely recessed counters and an 18K gold B initial continuously used as the brand symbol.
The elegantly understated case
of the new Breitling watch measures 43 mm in diameter. It incorporates a beveled bezel and slender lugs.
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.