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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apr 24, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mar 21, 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.
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.
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.
Mar 20, 2013
introduces its La Neuveville Chronograph watch
. The novelty pays tribute to the home town of the brand - La Neuveville
. In 2012, the Swiss medieval city, located on the shore of Lake Bienne, celebrated its 700 anniversary.
Having successfully launched the first La Neuveville models in 2012, now the brand enlarges the collection by chronograph timepieces. The collection welcomes two models featuring a simple and refined design with a vintage touch:
- a 42MM case, animated by a Swiss quartz movement with a big date at 12 o’clock;
- a 44MM case, equipped with a Valjoux automatic movement.
The case of the new RSW watch is rendered in steel or in steel with yellow PVD coating.