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.
Mar 19, 2013
presents its new Interlocking watches
created in a range of variations. The novelties demonstrate the signature feature of the brand - the two interwoven G letters
inspired by the initials of the House founder, Guccio Gucci
The new Interlocking collection includes models for both men and women. The timepieces are presented on a metal bracelet, black or brown calfskin straps, black, brown or white crocodile leather straps.
, 37 mm in diameter, stand out due to the GG motif. They are fashioned in stainless steel or in black or brown PVD-coated steel.
Mar 19, 2013
is pleased to unveil its new Tirion TriRetrograde 42mm watch
. The novelty has been created in two original dial variations.
The "Skeleton" dial watch
demonstrates supreme transparency and avant-garde design. The dial center is framed by an anthracite inner bezel ring. The dial reveals the model’s triretrograde mechanism visible against the sandblasted grey background. The silver-toned bridges are secured by tiny blued screws.
The "Clous de Paris" dial watch
looks classic yet contemporary. The white dial demonstrates the central part enhanced with a delicate guilloche motif. It is surrounded by a silver-toned inner bezel ring.
Mar 18, 2013
Corum’s iconic Bridges collection
welcomes a newcomer - the Ti-Bridge Automatic Dual Winder watch
. Reflecting the collection’s linear construction, the novelty is equipped with the automatic CO 207 caliber
that boasts an innovative Dual Winder system, deriving its energy from two interconnected inline oscillating weights. The movement was designed, developed and patented in-house by the brand.
The Ti-Bridge Automatic Dual Winder watch is the first automatic timepiece to join the Ti-Bridge line. Its creators have maintained the horizontal linearity of both the case and the movement - the fundamental principles of the collection.
For the first automatic caliber within the Ti-Bridge line the Corum watchmakers decided to develop an inline winding system
. The patented Dual Winder system incorporates two inline-mounted circular oscillating weights, interconnected with help of a transmission arbor
to make them move in parallel.
Mar 12, 2013
is pleased to introduce its new T-Race Touch watch
. The novelty represents a successful alliance of the Tissot T-Race and the Tissot Racing-Touch. It has been created as an ultimate contemporary sports timekeeper.
The new Tissot watch boasts eleven touch-activated functions
. The list of functions includes: hours, minutes, perpetual calendar, chronograph (lap, split and add functions), logbook, 2 alarms, countdown, dual time zone, tide calculator, compass and backlighting.
The 42.15 mm case
is rendered in stainless steel. The black face of the watch is protected by a scratch-resistant, anti-reflective, tactile sapphire crystal. The timepiece is 100-meter water-resistant
The dial features luminescent hour and minutes hands and a backlit LCD display.
The watch is animated by a reliable quartz movement
The new dynamic Tissot T-Race Touch watch
is teamed with a black synthetic strap fitted with a standard buckle.
Mar 06, 2013
unveils its new Pontos S Diver watch
. Created as a professional diving instrument, it boasts 600-meter water-resistance
The design of the novelty demonstrates a vintage touch. The diver’s watch is comfortable to wear and easy to read down to the smallest detail, so it is a reliable timekeeping companion for exploring the ocean depths.
The stainless steel case
, 43mm-in-diameter, is generously proportioned. It has been created to match the most important requirements for a diving watch, including a completely automatic helium escape valve found at 9 o’clock.
The black sun-brushed
or off-white opaline dial
bears applied indexes and hands coated with Superluminova, offering supreme readability even in the deepest water. The time is indicated by Superluminova-coated hands. The minutes and seconds hands are highlighted by their red color. The date window is positioned at 6 o’clock. A domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides protects the face.
Inside the case there ticks a self-winding mechanical movement
– Caliber ML115
. Beating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, the 26-jewel rhodium-plated mechanism gives an advantage of a 38-hour power reserve
The new Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver watch
is teamed with a genuine leather strap fitted with a stainless steel buckle or a robust three-row stainless steel bracelet equipped with a double security deploying clasp.
Mar 05, 2013
presents its new Pontos Chronographe watch
. The novelty is faithful to the signature characteristics of the Pontos line: design, contemporary style and purity. It is created for those in love with sport and smart design.
The new Maurice Lacroix watch demonstrates look with a contemporary two-tone dial. The heart of the timepiece is a high-precision movement - the self-winding ML112 caliber
, based on the Valjoux 7750 caliber
, appreciated for its accuracy and reliability. The 25-jewel movement, with a balance frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, gives an advantage of a 46-hour power-reserve.
The mechanism provides a chronograph function presented via a 30-minute and a 12-hour counter. It also animates a small seconds and date display positioned at 9 o’clock and 6 o’clock respectively, in keeping with the spirit of balanced harmony.
The sun-brushed dial
offers perfect readability. It is completed with applied indexes and hands coated with a luminescent substance. The dial has been created in several versions:
- a completely black dial with pink gold-plated indexes,
- a black or white lacquered dial with contrasting counters in white or black, with a blue red-tipped seconds hand and blue and red printing.
The push-buttons merge subtly into the 43 mm stainless steel case
as though becoming part of it. The face is shielded by a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. The see-through case-back allows to admire the beauty of the manually decorated movement beating inside. The case, featuring satin and polished surfaces, is coupled with a steel bracelet or black or brown crocodile leather strap.
The new Maurice Lacroix Pontos Chronographe watch
is 50-meter water-resistant
Mar 01, 2013
Celebrating its 160th anniversary, Tissot
gladly presents its new Heritage Navigator 160th Anniversary watch
. The first Heritage Navigator model was introduced to mark the brand’s centenary in 1953 and demonstrate its love for discovering new horizons.
It is interesting to mention that Tissot watches are distributed across all five continents in 160 countries and Tissot represents the biggest Swiss watch brand in volume sales. With the Tissot Heritage Navigator 160th Anniversary watch, you will be able to find out the time in a multitude of time zones. You can set the timepiece to the capital city you need choosing between 24 cities, and the corresponding time zone is displayed by the engraved numerals on the bezel.
The new Tissot watch is animated by a mechanical automatic movement
, offering the precision of a COSC-certified chronometer
The silver-toned or anthracite dial displays the names of 24 capital cities on the central disc.
, rendered in stainless steel, measures 43 mm in diameter. The face of the watch is protected by a cambered scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. The inner life of the timepiece is visible via an engraved and numbered sapphire crystal case-back. The watch is 30-meter water-resistant
The new Tissot Heritage Navigator 160th Anniversary watch
, with its air of vintage elegance, is teamed with a brown or black leather strap equipped with a folding clasp and pushers.
Feb 28, 2013
For all its loyal fans and customers, Omega
unveils its collection of Video Manuals
created to provide information on Omega watch families, collections and calibers in the most accessible way.
The Omega Video Manuals collection represents an attractive, user-friendly tool giving the brand’s customers a chance to find exactly the information they are looking for. The manuals will help Omega watch owners understand the functionality of their timepieces and make any adjustments required.
A premiere in the horology world, the video manuals provide clear and comprehensive explanations from the brand’s specialist and feature impressive 3-D animations.
The collection includes 25 videos
. The viewers get step-by-step instructions on the peculiarities and complications of the movements animating the wristwatches.
Omega promises to enlarge the Video Manuals collection as new Omega timepieces are issued. The brand will also create new videos for sold out watches. Every video will be accompanies by subtitles.
The Omega Video Manuals collection
is available on YouTube
so customers and watch lovers from all over the world can get useful and interesting information on Omega watches. The brand also offers Chinese video versions to be produced and available via the brand’s Youku
Feb 28, 2013
presents a new version of its famous Commander watch
. The novelty demonstrates new design features, yet maintaining the distinctive character of the collection.
The creation of the timepiece, with its architecture of curves and obliques, has been inspired by the Eiffel Tower
perceived as a mark of true design.
The anthracite dial
of the new Mido watch with sunburst satin finish is completed with applied hour-markers evoking the tower's struts. The time is indicated by Superluminova-coated hands. The day and date window is found at 3 o'clock.
The stainless steel case
measures 40 mm in diameter. It is coupled with a satin-finished stainless steel bracelet equipped with a steel folding clasp. The face of the watch is shielded by a sapphire crystal.
At the heart of the case there ticks a reliable automatic mechanical movement
- ETA 2836-2 calibre
. With a balance frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, the 25-jewel mechanism provides a 38-hour power reserve. It is embellished with a Cotes-de-Geneve motif.
The new Mido Commander watch
is 50-meter water-resistant
Feb 27, 2013
Acting as a partner of the most prestigious flat races in the world, Longines
is pleased to present its new Conquest Classic watches
created for the world of horse-racing. The novelties, powered by self-winding movements, remain faithful to the brand’s values of supreme elegance, tradition and performance.
The first Conquest model was born in 1954. Since then, the brand has introduced a variety of Conquest watches that enjoyed great success due to their classical beauty. The new models are devoted to those race-goers who join the most prestigious race meetings of the season, from Chantilly to Hong Kong and from Dubai to Royal Ascot. The timepieces pay tribute to the chronograph models introduced from 1881 on for race-goers and jockeys in New York.
The new Longines Conquest Classic watches have been created in three sizes
. The ladies’ watches
, 29.50 mm in diameter, display the hours, minutes, seconds and the date. They are sculptured from steel, rose gold or presented in a combination of steel and rose gold. The black or silvered dial is completed with applied 12, 6 and 9 numerals, enhancing the sporty look of the models.
The second version
features a 40mm-in-diameter case. The mother-of-pearl dial is graced with 12 diamonds for an extra feel of refinement. There is also a variation with the bezel paved with 30 diamonds. The timepieces are presented on black alligator straps or steel or steel and rose gold bracelets, matching the dial. The straps and bracelets are equipped with a folding safety clasp.
The new Longines Conquest Classic chronograph models
have a 41mm-in-diameter case. They are powered by an L688 column-wheel movement elaborated and produced by ETA exclusively for the brand. The case is rendered in steel, steel and rose gold or just rose gold.
The silvered or black dial displays the hours and minutes in the center, and small seconds at 9 o’clock. The date and chronograph functions are presented via a central sweep seconds, a 30-minute counter found at 3 o’clock and a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock.
The chronograph models are teamed with a black alligator strap or a steel or steel and rose gold bracelet, fitted with a folding safety clasp.
Feb 27, 2013
debuts its new Jazzmaster Face2face watch
reflecting the concept of dual identity. Famous fairytales and fantasy movies are often devoted to this theme, including The Talented Mr Ripley
where Hamilton watches appeared.
The new Hamilton watch demonstrates a unique rotating oval-shaped case
that houses two automatic movements
and two contrasting dials
, one for a bold “boy racer” chronograph, the other for a calm, elegant three-hand timekeeper. Each face is presented along with the decorated, skeletonized rotor of each automatic movement. This way, the timepiece provides two wearing options, two diverse styles. The two sides can be also used for different time zones.
The crystal on the chronograph dial stands out due to its smoky tint and edgy blue details. As for the second three-hand dial, it features silvery details glistening elegantly on the sun brushed surface. The sapphire crystals are provided with antireflective coating.
The chronograph is animated by an ETA 2094 automatic movement
, while the three-hand dial is powered by an ETA 2671 automatic movement
The rotating case
(53mm by 44mm) is crafted from stainless steel. It is teamed with a black leather strap with blue, soft-touch lining and blue double stitching. The strap is fitted with a newly designed folding clasp.
The new Hamilton Jazzmaster Face2face watch
belongs to a limited edition of 888 numbered pieces
The timepiece is 50-meter water-resistant
Feb 26, 2013
unveils its new Master Calendar watch
. The novelty, the same as every model belonging to the Master Calender collection, is characterized by useful functions and understated elegance.
The story of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar model started in 1945 when the brand introduced a calendar watch standing out by its pure lines. The timepiece inspired all the contemporary Master Calendar models.
The latest Master Calendar watch, with a resized 39 mm-in-diameter case
, demonstrates clear-cut lines, harmoniously positioned indications, traditional numerals, and applied hour-markers. You will notice the traditional Jaeger-LeCoultre signature at 12 o’clock, and the “AUTOMATIC” inscription found at 6 o’clock.
The slightly smaller case has been created to perfectly adapt to the curve of any wrist. The harmoniously proportioned case also boasts a remarkable thickness
- 10.6 mm. This is a true horological feat for a case that accommodates an automatic movement with the complete calendar functionality.
Having reduced the diameter and thickness of the case, the engineers handed the watch over to the designers who slimmed down its lugs and bezel to strengthen the aesthetic elegance of the timepiece.
The sunburst silver-toned dial
pleases the eye by its supreme readability. The hours and minutes are shown by dauphine hands in the center. The day of the week and the month are presented via two 12 o’clock apertures, while the small seconds are featured around the rim of the 6 o’clock sub-dial devoted to the moon phase function. Respecting the tradition, the moon is visible between two clouds, ascending into the star-studded sky. The date is indicated by a central long hand with a crescent moon at its tip.
Ticking inside the case of the Master Calendar watch is a mechanical automatic movement
- Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 866
. Beating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, the 305part, 32-jewel movement provides 43 hours of power reserve
. The mechanism was crafted, assembled and decorated by hand. You can admire its fine traditional finishing with the sapphire crystal case-back.
The new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar watch
is available in two versions
- in pink gold or in stainless steel l. The pink gold variation is coupled with an alligator leather strap fitted with a matching pin buckle, while the stainless steel model is also teamed with an alligator strap equipped with a folding clasp.
The timepiece is 50-meter water-resistant
Feb 26, 2013
Eberhard & Co
is pleased to present its new Chrono 4 Geant Full Injection Limited Edition watch. Completely coated in black, the novelty wins the heart due to its technique and aesthetical elegance. Considering the complexity of the construction process, it is available in a limited number of 500 pieces
The new Eberhard & Co watch features a 46 mm case
provided with a special treatment
achieved with help of an advanced low temperature carbon diffusion. The carbon penetrates the steel surface for 30 micrometers, resulting in structural hardening. The increased hardness of the steel surface implies the improved wear-resistance and fatigue-limit of the case.
As for the appealing black color, it is a result of the DLC
(Diamond Like Coating) treatment
. The black coating further improves a particularly sporty and attractive look of the watch.
It is important to mention that the black color is also featured by the chronograph push-buttons, the crown and the black dial. The dial, with black counters and red hands, bears a circular metal plate with a “Côtes de Genève” finish. The case-back is engraved with the name of the model – “Full Injection”.
The screwed-in crown, providing optimum grip, is personalized with an ancient shield, symbolizing the brand. The face is protected by a non-reflective sapphire crystal.
The Chrono 4 Geant Full Injection watch is animated by a mechanical chronograph with automatic winding movement
, constructed with 53 rubies.
The timepiece is 200-meter water-resistant
The new Eberhard & Co Chrono 4 Geant Full Injection Limited Edition watch
is teamed with a vertically sculpted rubber strap.
Feb 26, 2013
Vacheron Constantin’s iconic 1972 collection
welcomes a newcomer – the 1972 Prestige watch
. The men’s model demonstrates the balanced asymmetry strictly following the proportions of the golden section
. For example, the dimension of the longest case side, divided by the sapphire crystal length on the opposite side, equals 1.618 – the famous golden section, the principles of which were used in the creation of the greatest successes in the field of art and architecture.
The case of the novelty is sculptured in polished white gold
, accommodating a precious ultra-thin mechanical hand-wound movement.
The same as the historic model, the new Vacheron Constantin watch stands out by its elegance and harmonious proportions. The 1972 Prestige features a cambered profile matching the arched dial and sapphire crystal. The grey satin-finished sunburst dial
is embellished with subtle chevron motifs. The time is indicated by two 18K pink gold dauphine hands.
The heart of the watch is Vacheron Constantin’s Calibre 1003
. Introduced in 1955, the legendary caliber represents the thinnest mechanical hand-wound movement on the market. It is highly appreciated in the world of exclusive watchmaking as one of the most beautiful and complicated ultra-thin movements. The mechanism is just 1.64 mm thick
. It is constructed from 117 parts and operating at a frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hour. It gives an advantage of a 30-hour power reserve.
The finishing of the movement has become even more sophisticated if compared to its versions belonging to the early days. Its components are embellished with the Côtes de Genève motif, circular grained and beveled. Now, its bridges and plate are crafted from 18K gold.
The case, 30-meter water-resistant
, is presented on a brown alligator leather strap.
The new Vacheron Constantin 1972 Prestige watch
bears the highly-prestigious Poinçon de Genève (Hallmark of Geneva).
The new timepiece is available in another version
created in contrasting shades of black and white. Limited to just 40 pieces
, it is devoted to the opening of the brand’s new Paris shop at 2 Rue de la Paix. It demonstrates a shining silvered dial and the case coupled with a glossy black strap.
Feb 21, 2013
pleases ladies by the introduction of its new Royal Oak Offshore Ladycat chronograph watch
The novelty, aimed at sporty women who enjoy meeting new challenges, reflects the black, gold, and green colors of the racing catamaran supported by the brand. It has been created in two versions
- in steel or white gold, limited to 150 and 10 pieces respectively.
The case-back of the new Audemars Piguet watch features the Ladycat logo
, paying tribute to the only boat in the sailing category that joins the competition with a lady at the helm.
The white gold model
demonstrates the dial completed with black mother-of-pearl counters. The dial is framed by a gem-paved bezel. The diamonds also sparkle at the studs and folding clasp. The total number of diamonds is 323
. The watch is teamed with a black rubber strap, creating a distinctive contrast with sparkle of the highest-quality diamonds.
The steel model also pleases the glance by its pure lines, and gem-set bezel and studs.
The sturdy case, 37 mm in diameter, accommodates a mechanical self-winding movement
. The mechanism, best described as efficient and accurate, allows measuring short time periods over a 12-hour period, on demand and as often as you need.
The movement is equipped with an 18K gold oscillating weight and its finishing corresponds to the finest horological traditions. It gives an advantage of a 40-hour power reserve
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Ladycat Chronograph watch
is 50-meter water-resistant
Feb 21, 2013
is proud to unveil its new Altiplano Date watch
. This is the first Altiplano model offering a date display. The novelty represents the world’s thinnest timepiece in its category in terms of both the case and the movement.
of the new Piaget watch is just 6.36 mm thick
, while its heart is Automatic Caliber 1205P
that is a mere 3 mm thick
. The movement was independently developed and manufactured in-house.
is the 12th movement specifically developed for the Altiplano Collection. It is based on the 1208P
introduced by the brand in 2010. The same as its predecessor, the new 221-part, 27-jewel movement drives an off-centered small seconds display, and for the first time powers the date display. With a balance frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour, the movement provides a 44-hour power reserve.
The movement is housed by a specially designed 40 mm case
. You can admire the mechanical beauty via the sapphire crystal case-back. The movement demonstrates fine traditional finishing
, including circular Côtes de Genève, a circular-grained mainplate, sunray-brushed wheels, beveled bridges, blued screws, not to mention a micro-rotor crafted in rose gold and engraved with the Piaget coat of arms.
The Altiplano Date watch is synonymous to elegant understatement and timeless appeal. The case
is sculptured in 18K white gold, 18K rose gold or rose gold with the bezel paved with 72 diamonds.
The three-level dial
is perfectly balanced. The date display is found at 9 o’clock, while the small seconds sub-dial is positioned at 5 o’clock. The dial is completed by an alternating pattern of single and double hour-markers and discreetly bears the inscription “Automatic”.
The new Piaget Altiplano Date watch
is presented on a black alligator leather strap fitted with a white gold pin buckle or a brown alligator leather strap fitted with a rose gold pin buckle.
Feb 20, 2013
introduced his first Safari collection in 1984. Today, the world of watchmaking welcomes a new interpretation to join the collection – the Ralph Lauren RL67 Safari Chronometer watch
The new Ralph Lauren watch demonstrates a uniquely vintage look. The azure anthracite dial
of the RL67 Chronometer is completed with cream-colored Arabic numerals. The numerals “6” and “12” stand out by their bold size. The hour and minute hands are sword-shaped and coated with beige luminescent substance. The seconds hand is accentuated by its orange color.
, 45mm in diameter, is rendered in black “aged” stainless steel. The surface of the steel acquired its “aged” look with help of a special technical treatment that transformed the blackened steel into a sublime patina.
The face of the watch is shielded by a convex sapphire crystal provided with internal colorless anti-reflective treatment. The case-back is secured with six screws.
The heart of the model is an automatic mechanical movement
– Caliber RL300-1
. The movement provides supreme precision guaranteed by the COSC chronometer certification
. Operating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, the movement offers 42 hours of power reserve.
The timepiece is 100-meter water-resistant
The new Ralph Lauren RL67 Safari Chronometer watch
is secured to the wrist on the collection’s signature faded olive canvas strap. The strap is fitted with a black “aged” stainless steel pin buckle.
Feb 19, 2013
pleases its connoisseurs by its new Tradition Tourbillon Minute Repeater Chronograph 47 mm watch
. The complicated model has been created with the case inspired by that of a cushion-shaped pocket-watch
born in 1920s and belonging to the brand’s private museum.
The new Audemars Piguet watch is introduced in two versions
, each limited to 10 pieces - in pink and white gold, or in titanium and white gold.
The first version of the novelty demonstrates a pink gold case middle
with a white gold bezel
that frames an anthracite dial. The time is indicated by pink gold hands and hour-markers. The model immediately makes one feel its timeless charm.
Feb 19, 2013
The world of exclusive watchmaking welcomes the new Officine Panerai Pocket Watch Tourbillon GMT Ceramica
. The novelty pays tribute to the history of the brand and boasts the innovative technical characteristics of contemporary haute horlogerie.
This is the first pocket watch
introduced by Officine Panerai, yet it reminds us of the period in the brand’s history relevant to the end of the 19th century, when Orologeria Panerai established by Giovanni Panerai in Florence featured on its shelves a variety of pocket watches produced by the major Swiss watchmakers.
The new Panerai watch demonstrates a Radiomir case
that measures 59 mm in diameter and is sculptured from ceramic made from zirconium oxide. The case accommodates the P.2005/S hand-wound movement
with tourbillon regulator. The 277-component, 31-jewel movement has a balance frequency of 28,800 alternations per hour.
Feb 18, 2013
unveils its new Classic Fusion Skeleton Tourbillon Black Ceramic watch
. The novelty demonstrates a sleek and contemporary look mixed with a timeless elegance reflecting traditional watchmaking values.
The new Hublot watch is presented with a satin-finished and polished black ceramic case. The case accommodates a resolutely graphic hand-wound skeleton tourbillon movement
. The mechanism was designed, developed and produced independently in the brand’s workshops.
The 155-component, 19-jewel movement is operating at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour. The movement gives an advantage of a 120-hour power reserve.