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.
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.
Aug 13, 2012
is pleased to unveil its new Mille Miglia GT XL Chrono Speed Silver watch
to join the brand’s signature Racing Colours collection. The timepiece pays tribute to the legendary German racing cars, the stars of the motor-racing competitions in the 1930s.
The 44mm case
of the new Chopard watch is presented in polished titanium. The bezel displays the tachometric scale. The sporty look of the watch is accentuated by aerodynamic titanium pushers. The shade of the dial is finely reflected by the shade of the stitching on the black leather strap.
The case construction incorporates a screw-locked crown and boasts 100-meter water-resistance
. The crown is decorated with a Mille Miglia arrow logo.
Aug 10, 2012
presents its new timepiece devoted to the basketball star and the brand’s ambassador Tony Parker
– the PRS 330 Tony Parker limited edition watch
The new Tissot watch catches attention by its sporty look and dynamic details. You will notice an orange stripe going around the crown and pushers. The dial features oversized number 9 hinting at Tony Parker’s number.
The color of orange
, inspired by Tony Parker’s orange ball, accentuates the minute scale and counter surrounds. The rubber strap is also presented in bright orange.
The powerful identity of the brand is reflected through the references found on the crown, the strap attachment, and the T-shape of the hands.
Aug 09, 2012
is pleased to present its Sea Hawk Pro 1000m “Big Blue” limited edition watch
. The timepiece has been created to support environmental conservationists, Susan and David Rockefeller, Jr.
who work at protecting the world’s oceans.
The new Girard-Perregaux watch has been created as a genuine diving instrument
. The 44mm steel case
of the watch has been developed and manufactured independently in-house. It is built with a unidirectional rotating bezel that allows comfortable calculating of dive times. One more important feature is the watch’s helium valve responsible for decompressing the timepiece after deep dives.
The novelty is animated by an automatic mechanical movement
- Girard-Perregaux GP033R0
. The 27-jewel mechanism, beating at a frequency of 28,800 vph, provides a power reserve of 46 hours.
Aug 07, 2012
The horological world welcomes the new Bell & Ross BR 01 Turn Coordinator watch
. The dial design of the timepiece has been inspired by the graphic characteristics of the turn coordinator. The creators of the watch came up with an original and innovative time display.
The dial consists of two windows
that are separated by a line that looks like a plane. The upper window features the time display, while the lower window is opaque.
The dial demonstrates two independent concentric discs
, graduated to 12 hours and 60 minutes. Beneath the crystal, a vertical white marker is used for indicating the large hour digits and the small minute digits. The third central disc is used for the seconds.
Aug 06, 2012
proudly unveils its Grande Seconde Off-Centered Ivory Enamel watch
born in the brand’s workshops in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Having inherited the elegance of the previously inroduced Grande Seconde models, the novel timepiece has aquired a new look due to the repositioned dials and winding stem.
Reflecting classic watchmaking tradition, the new Jaquet Droz watch demonstrates two intertwined dials
that look like the number eight. The first dial is responsible for indicating the hours and minutes, while the other is for the seconds. The seconds hand catches the glance by its incredible fineness.
The decorative motif nicely sets off the ivory shade of the Grand Feu enamel and the radiant surface of the 18K red gold case
(43mm in diameter). The winding stem has taken its position at 4 o'clock.
Aug 03, 2012
In 2011, Franck Muller
stunned the world of Watchmaking by its Giga Tourbillon
, the largest tourbillon housed into a wristwatch. It has been highly appreciated by watch enthusiasts for its technical sophistication and precision.
This year, the brand unveils its technical feat in three splendid versions
, including one in white gold, one in pink gold and a PVD-coated skeleton-dial variation set with black diamonds.
Every timepiece accommodates a tourbillon
that measures 20 mm in diameter and occupies half the space of the watch, the precious nature of which is accentuated with diamonds. The reverse movement is also embellished by a fine diamond setting.
Aug 02, 2012
pleases its female customers with its new Executive Lady watch
. It is a fine timekeeping companion for everyday use and a charming highly-feminine accessory for elegant ladies.
The new Ulysse Nardin watch demonstrates a new elegant mother-of-pearl dial
. It paralyzes the glance as it is rich in detail and sparkles with diamond accents. The dial is completed with applied Arabic numerals embellished with diamonds and delicate diamond hour markers. You will notice a double date window at 2 o’clock and a diamond-decorated small seconds-hand counter at 6 o’clock.
The 40mm case
is presented on a ceramic bracelet
trimmed in steel and fitted with a folding buckle. The bracelet enhances the watch’s clean design, making it more gentle and confident.
Aug 01, 2012
The world of exclusive watchmaking welcomes the Bulgari Octo watch
If compared to the previous members of the Octo collection, the new Bulgari watch has become sleeker and has aquired a classier look.
The new in-house produced case
(41.5 mm x 10.55 mm) is rendered in stainless steel or rose gold. The case and bezel boast 110 facets that are hand-finished and demonstrate alternating polished and satin-brushed surfaces.
The elegant black dial
is completed with black lacquered, pink gold or rhodium facetted applied hour-markers.
Jul 31, 2012
unveils its new glowing Tondo by Night watch collection
. The playful, luxurious timepieces sparkle in the daylight and at night as they are created from an innovative luminescent material - Pearly Photoluminescent Composite Fibreglass
The exclusive material
used for the case and buckle contains tiny pieces of mother-of-pearl
that give them a stunning finish. It adsorbs the daylight and then provides the watch with a glamorous shine when night falls. The material has been professionally tested to provide not only beauty but also supreme comfort on the wrist.
Inspired by the vivid summer shades, the Tondo by Night watches are available in a variety of colors
- pink, green, white, purple, yellow, and orange.
Jul 26, 2012
is pleased to introduce its new Turbine Diver watch
created for those eager to explore alluring sea depths.
The original yet functional design of the new Perrelet watch catches the glance by the signature 11-blade upper rotor
evoking a submarine propeller. The rotor is spinning freely above the SuperLuminova-coated dial, the luminosity of which becomes greatly intense at night and in the darkness prevailing at great sea depths.
The rotating inner bezel ring
is used for measuring dive times. The bezel ring accentuates the average 20-minute duration by bright yellow. The bezel is to be controlled by the 10 o’clock crown that is fitted with a locking system.
Jul 25, 2012
pleases ladies with its new precious timekeeping masterpiece to join the brand’s famous Happy Sport collection - the Happy Fish watch
. The novelty reveals the multicolored magic of the ocean depths inhabited by delicate little moving clown fish.
The new Happy Fish watch may be also compared to a precious aquarium to be worn on a female wrist. It catches the glance by three little clown fish
in 18K rose or white gold. They are embellished with yellow sapphires, rubies, tsavorites and onyxes.
The precious creatures are swimming in a dial created in blue tones
and making one feel the bustle of a lively coral reef.
Jul 25, 2012
pleases its fans by a new timepiece devoted to the Year of the Dragon – the Portuguese Automatic Edition Dragon Year watch
The novelty will be available in a limited edition of 888 pieces
worldwide exclusively via selected retailers of the brand. According to the Chinese culture, the number 888 is associated with sustained riches and good fortune.
It should be mentioned that people in China and other Asian countries believe that the dragon
brings good fortune and symbolizes power and leadership, strong character and prosperity.
Jul 24, 2012
introduces its bestseller model, the Luminor Marina, in a completely new size. The case of the novelty measures 42 mm. The Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic watch
has been created in two variations - the sportier one rendered in steel, and the more elegant one crafted in red gold.
of the new Luminor watch has maintained the classic characteristics of the model. It incorporates the signature bridge with the locking lever to guarantee the proper degree of water-resistance
, down to 100 meters
, and protect the crown from accidental shocks.
The crown allows most comfortable hour and date setting. The hour hand is rotated in one-hour steps in both directions, and the date is adjusted correspondingly, with no interruption of the running of the timepiece.
Jul 24, 2012
The Chopard Happy Sport collection
, having enjoyed great success for twenty years, welcomes newcomers – the Happy Sport Medium Black and White watches
The new collecion members demonstrate a refined sporty chic look. The glance is immediately caught by the signature moving diamonds.
The guilloche dial
of the new Chopard watches reflects the decorating traditions of classic watchmaking. It serves as a perfect background for the five moving diamonds. The indicators are found on the bezel, while the brand’s logo is on the glass.
The 36 mm case
of the watches is rendered in steel. It incorporates a white or black gloss bezel. The crown is topped by a pastel-blue sapphire of remarkable clarity.
Jul 23, 2012
is pleased to unveil its new collection of Special Edition timepieces dedicated to the brand’s newest North American boutiques
located in Bal Harbour, La Jolla, Palm Beach
and Las Vegas
. Each member of the collection demonstrates a unique engraving on the case-back. The engraving reflects the spirit of the boutique and city the watch is devoted to.
The first Special Edition watch is the Luminor Marina 44 mm
rendered in polished steel. The novelty will be presented in Panerai’s Bal Harbour, Palm Beach (Florida) and La Jolla (California) boutiques later in July.
Then, the brand will introduce the Radiomir 10 Days GMT 47mm
sculptured in polished steel.
Jul 23, 2012
Baume & Mercier
is pleased to introduce its new Hampton Women Small Watches
created for discerning ladies. The timepieces are sure to win female hearts due to their excellence in craftsmanship, design and timeless elegance.
While the previously-unveiled Hampton women’s watches featured generously sized 40 x 27.1mm cases, the latest creations boast delicately sized 34.5 x 22mm cases
further enhancing their ultra-feminine level. They are to be perceived as a perfect fit for any wrist.
The slightly curved rectangular Hampton cases have been created with polished and satin-finished surfaces. The slender cases are nicely complimented by integrated polished and satin-finished steel bracelets
fitted with wearer-friendly triple-folding security clasps.
Jul 20, 2012
Let’s welcome the Ulysse Nardin Black Sea watch
created for those who love aquatic sports. The novelty that joins the Marine Diver collection pays tribute to the brand’s nautical legacy in the world of watchmaking.
The stainless steel 45.8mm case
of the new Ulysse Nardin watch has been subjected to a sophisticated vulcanization process. As a result, it demonstrates a matte-black rubber coating that enhances the watch’s sporty look and provides supreme comfort on the wrist.
The case incorporates a screw-down security crown and a unidirectional rotating bezel featuring a diving scale and embellished with a wave pattern. The case-construction is 200-meter water-resistant
Jul 19, 2012
, celebrating its 180th anniversary this year, is pleased to introduce its Conquest 24 Hours watch
The elegant 41mm case
of the new Longines watch is sculptured from stainless steel. The screw-in crown is provided with lateral protection. The case is secured to the wrist on a stainless steel bracelet.
is available in different colors – black, silver or blue. It is completed with two applied Arabic numerals and nine applied indices. The hours, minutes and seconds are indicated by rhodium-plated SuperLumiNova-coated hands. The date window is found at 3 o’clock.