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Oct 02, 2012
Piaget’s iconic Altiplano line welcomes newcomers – the Altiplano Hard Stone Dials watches
. The elegant timepieces have been inspired by the brand’s vintage watches with hard stone dials. The timepieces have successfully united vintage styling with contemporary spirit, demonstrating ultra-thin profiles and pure dials.
The new Piaget watches have been created with hard stones
appreciated for their beauty and originality, as well as the specific energy of the crystals. The color of a stone depends on the part of the light spectrum it reflects. It implies that each color corresponds to a different vibration, including the most soothing to the most energising ones.
Each stone is believed to serve as a precious talisman
with its own peculiarities
Sep 26, 2012
is pleased to unveil its new DS-1 Automatic Day-Date watch
. The timepiece demonstrates a sober timeless design with a slightly retro look. It is sure to be appreciated for its supreme quality, reliability and elegance.
of the new Certina watch, 39 mm in diameter, is sculptured in stainless steel. It sports a classic look, nice contours and a transparent back that reveals a finely-crafted movement beating inside. The case-construction is 100-meter water-resistant
The black dial
is shielded by a rounded sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. It provides perfect readability under any light conditions. The time is indicated with help of Superluminova-coated hands and nickelled indices. You will also notice a finely graduated seconds scale divided at 5-minute intervals with additional Superluminova-treated marks.
Sep 25, 2012
The Admiral’s Cup collection
welcomes a newcomer – the Admiral’s Cup Challenger 48 Day & Night watch
. The timepiece, sporty yet elegant, light yet sturdy, having maintained the signature codes of the collection, is created as a fine timekeeping companion for both businessmen and adventurers.
The 48mm case
of the new Corum watch is rendered in grade 5 titanium. It is 300-meter water-resistant
and coupled with a rubber-look black leather strap fitted with a grade 5 titanium pin buckle engraved with the Corum logo.
, embellished with a Côtes de Genève finish, offers supreme legibility. The time is featured by dauphine-type openworked hour and minute hands, with the tips coated with a luminescent substance. The seconds hand is tipped with the signature Corum key. The date window is found at 3 o’clock.
Sep 20, 2012
unveils its new timepiece reflecting the brand’s traditional values and continuous search for technical advancement.
The Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio watch
boasts an amazing degree of resistance to magnetic fields
- 40,000 A/m
(ampere per meter). It is provided with help of a special case-construction. It is built with a special internal soft-iron case
responsible for isolating the movement and diverting the flow of magnetic fields. The soft-iron case is found immediately beneath the dial, also made of soft iron.
The remarkable degree of antimagnetic protection is useful not only in extreme environmental conditions but also in our everyday life, as the watch is reliably protected from magnetic fields produced by electric charges and currents emanating from household appliances, computers and cell phones.
Sep 18, 2012
pleases its fans by its new DLC titanium bi-axial Tourbillon watch
. The timepiece houses the Girard-Perregaux iconic movement based on the most accomplished horological expertise and demonstrating a remarkably modern architecture.
The Girard-Perregaux bi-axial Tourbillon
has been constructed with two concentric cages
that enable the regulating part to perform multi-dimensional rotations. This sothisticated construction compensates for rate irregularities caused by the Earth’s gravity.
The internal cage that bears the balance wheel, balance spring and escapement performs one complete turn on its axis in 45 seconds, while the external cage performs one revolution in one minute and 15 seconds, enabling a rotation on its second axis. A full revolution requires three minutes and 45 seconds. This aerial ballet paralizes the glance. The alternation of positions provides supreme rate precision.
Sep 17, 2012
presents its new Bentley Barnato 42 Midnight Carbon watch
” in the name of the watch has been inspired by the name of the most prominent team among the “Bentley Boys”, the men who boasted the whole list of great accomplishments, including no less than five victories in the Le Mans 24 Hours Race
in the period of 1924-1930.
The exceptional chronograph demonstrates a sporty style and is limited to just 1000 pieces
The new Breitling watch is presented fully in black. The steel case
, 42mm in diameter, is provided with a black highly resistant carbon-based treatment. The dial and the sturdy rubber strap are also black.
Sep 14, 2012
pleases ladies with its new Caprice Butterfly lady’s watch
. The novelty is fashioned in 18K white gold and sparkles with 353 diamonds
(3.8 carats). Its exquisite nature is underlined by the limited edition number of just 28 pieces
The breathtaking butterfly
has been created using Enamel Champlevé technique
. It requires artistic mastery, utmost care and precision. First, the experts create cavities in a thick metal surface. Then, they fill them with moist powdered enamel and fire them. It is followed by delicate sanding by hand and removing excess enamel. After these steps, the enamel’s true color and shine breaks through.
The heart of the Ulysse Nardin lady’s watch is a self-winding movement
– Caliber UN-13
. It provides 42 hours of power-reserve.
Sep 13, 2012
The Breguet Marine collection
welcomes the new Marine GMT watch
created as a faithful timekeeping companion for frequent travelers. The timepiece is available in two variations
– with a steel or 18K rose gold case.
The timezone function is presented with help of two central hands. The reference time is shown with help of the chapter ring at 6 o'clock, along with the date. The 24-hour dial is found at 2 o’clock. The reference time hours and the second timezone time hours are easily differentiated using Roman and Arabic numerals.
The 42-mm-in-diameter case
incorporates welded lugs with screw bars and features fine fluting on the case-band. The face of the timepiece is protected by a sapphire crystal. The crown is protected by special guards. The case is coupled with a black rubber strap. The case-construction is 100-meter water-resistant
Sep 12, 2012
is pleased to present a new sportier interpretation of one of its great classics - the ww.tc Chronograph watch
. The model enjoys remarkable success due to its practicality, heart-winning design and technical sophistication.
The world time function
provided by the watch offers a simultaneous display of all time zones via the dial. Moreover, the timepiece features the date, small second, chronograph function and a day/night indicator.
The domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal shields the dial. For perfect legibility, the thoughtfully laid-out dial details
are accentuated with help of color contrasts.
Sep 11, 2012
, a living legend in the world of football, the Argentine national team’s player, has been Audemars Piguet’s ambassador
since 2010. Messi discovered the brand’s timepieces in 2005. To congratulate the footballer on his first Liga title, the executives of his Spanish club presented him with his first Royal Oak watch.
The first Audemars Piguet Royal Oak model
was born in 1972. The revolutionary timepiece was designed by Gérald Genta. Its 39mm case, with an octagonal bezel, was crafted in steel and teamed with a tapered steel bracelet. It was animated by an ultra-thin self-winding movement. The model was sold at an amazingly high price and rightfully won the title of the first luxury sports watch. Today, the Royal Oak is still an icon of sporting elegance.
Leo Messi and Audemars Piguet are united by such values as passion, precision, and rigor. Since 2010, they have successfully continued their collaboration. To mark the model’s 40th anniversary and celebrate their continuous friendship, Audemars Piguet has created the Limited Edition Leo Messi Royal Oak watch
Sep 11, 2012
and John Travolta
have long been united by sincere friendship, passion for reliable timekeepers and aviation. In 2012, the star pilot appears in a new advertising campaign, wearing the legendary Navitimer.
is quite experienced in the field of aviation. The pilot, certified on eight types of aircraft, has over 6,000 flight hours to his credit. During his flights, Travolta is accompanied by a Breitling’s cult model, the choice of many aviation enthusiasts and professionals – the Navitimer
This year, the famous actor stars in the brand-new advertising campaign dedicated to the brand with the winged B. French photographer Frédéric Imbert
has taken a photo of Travolta standing next to a Mustang P-51 on the runway of the Air & Space Port in Mojave, California.
Sep 10, 2012
The Vacheron Constantin iconic Overseas collection
welcomes a new version of the Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar watch
. As witnessed by its name, the new timepiece has smartly combined two most favored horological complications - a chronograph and a perpetual calendar.
The new Vacheron Constantin watch has inherited all the signature characteristics of the Overseas collection. The case demonstrates flowing and powerful lines. It incorporates the bezel inspired by the brand’s Maltese Cross emblem. The case-back reveals a raised medallion depicting the Amerigo Vespucci ship.
The 42mm-in-diameter case
is rendered in 18K pink gold. It is 150-meter water-resistant. It is constructed with a soft iron cage that offers protection to the mechanical movement from magnetic fields of up to 25,000 A/m.
Sep 10, 2012
The Vacheron Constantin Overseas collection
is joined by a new version of the Overseas Chronograph watch
. The timepiece demonstrates a steel case and a deep blue dial.
The new Vacheron Constantin watch has maintained all the signature codes and characteristics of the flagship model initially unveiled in 1996. Pay attention to the distinctive bezel inspired by the Maltese Cross, the crown and screw-lock pushers, the soft iron cage used for the proper protection of the mechanical movement from magnetic fields of up to 25,000 A/. One more important characteristic of the model is its water-resistance down to 150 meters
The 42 mm case
is mounted on a supple and comfortable steel bracelet
featuring the links shaped like a half Maltese Cross.
Sep 06, 2012
presents its new L.U.C XP Skeletec watch
animated by an ultra-thin skeletonised movement, the first skeletonised calibre created by the Manufacture. The novelty will be available in a limited number of 288 pieces
The mechanical self-winding heart
of the timepiece is L.U.C Calibre 96.17-S
, a fine union of technical sophistication and elegance. It boasts extreme slenderness
– it is 3.3 mm thick.
Operating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, the movement provides a 65-hour power reserve. It incorporates the brand’s patented Twin technology
based on two coaxial barrels. The mainplate and bridges are meticulously openworked – you can admire the inner workings of the movement.
Aug 21, 2012
introduces its RM 028 Brown PVD Diver’s watch
The novelty stands out from the crowd due to its unique style. The rubber strap, the screwed crown and the minutes are presented in bright orange. You will notice that the first 15 minutes are colored in blue. The case-band and the case-back are provided with a brown PVD coating and are satin-finished. The unidirectional bezel, also with a brown PVD coating, is microblasted.
The new Richard Mille watch has maintained the technical features of its predecessors. It accommodates a skeletonized automatic movement
- RMAS7 Caliber
. It animates hours, minutes, central seconds, date and variable rotor geometry.
Aug 20, 2012
reveals its new Pilot Big Date Special watch
. The novelty has been inspired by the hand-wound Zenith chronograph model introduced in the early 1960s for the A. Cairelli company, famous as the traditional supplier of the Italian air force.
The new Zenith watch boasts remarkable functionality. The 42 mm case
is rendered in stainless steel and demonstrates alternating polished and satin-brushed finishes. The case is 50-meter water-resistant
The matt black dial
has been sandblasted five times. It demonstrates a finely-balanced layout. The small seconds counter is positioned at 9 o’clock, while the 30-minute counter is found at 3 o’clock. The counters are embellished with a snailed decoration. You will notice the double-date window at 6 o’clock.
Aug 17, 2012
is pleased to introduce its 50s Presidents’ Watch Classic timepiece
to join the brand’s historical collection. Blending elegance and advanced technologies, the novelty pays tribute to the style of the 1950s, while presenting it in a contemporary way.
The new Vulcain watch demonstrates a refined sunray dial
available in different shades - charcoal grey, silvery or blue. The dial hosts diamond-polished hour-markers and 3, 9 and 12 o’clock Arabic numerals that make one feel a vintage spirit.
You will notice the Vulcain name at 12 o’clock underlined by a stylized applied “V”, and the inscription “Automatic” in the lower part of the dial. The date window is positioned at 6 o’clock.
Aug 16, 2012
The world of watchmaking welcomes the new Breitling Chronomat 41 limited edition watch
. The novelty is created for those who appreciate reliability and original designs and is limited to 2,000 pieces
The new Breitling watch immediately makes one feel its sporting spirit. The onyx black dial
catches attention by its red chronograph seconds hand in the center and red counter hands.
The 41mm steel case
, along with the bracelet, demonstrates all-polished finishes. The unidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel is engraved with exclusive numerals. The see-through sapphire crystal case-back allows to drop a glance at the exclusive self-winding movement
beating inside – the Breitling Caliber 01
Aug 15, 2012
Bell & Ross
gladdens its fans with another novelty – the BR 01 Altimeter watch
. The designers of the brand used the graphic features of the altimeter, having come up with an innovative time display.
The dial-style of the new Bell & Ross watch has been inspired by the original tool. The 3 o’clock date window looks like the atmospheric pressure window of the altimiter. It displays the date with help of two independent discs.
The altimeter also suggested the typeface of the dial markers. You will notice the letters ALt and the grooved indicator printed on the dial that are the same as featured by the original instrument. The hour, minutes and seconds hands resemble those of the altimeter.
Aug 14, 2012
presents its new “Fly Back” Tambour Automatic Chronograph watch
. The novelty wins the heart by its powerful design.
The tarmac-shaded black dial
is completed with two sub-dials - 30-minute totaliser and small seconds sub-dial. Their design has been inspired by the military chronographs born in the sixties. The chronograph seconds are indicated with help of a bright yellow hand in the center and a double circular scale inspired by the radars of aeroplane cockpits.
The dial is created to provide perfect time-readability. All of the time indications, including the index, central hands, and small second counter, are rendered in shiny black steel. As for the indications of the Fly Back chronograph, they are accentuated by yellow, a color widely applied in the aeronautics world.