Jul 01, 2009
At the time when Formula One
is in the middle of changing its face, Oris has developed its latest motor sports model. The motor sport’s most thrilling category welcomes new rules for 2009 and Oris is all new season-oriented.
Formula One competition is planned to be more open, with clearer chances for overtaking. Car design will be found much cleaner.
The Oris Williams F1 Team Skeleton Engine Date
, lightweight and pared down in appearance, is a very timely newcomer to the right place and it will definitely stand out as soon as the season starts.
The movement of the timepiece is fully visible through the high quality sapphire glass. The date ring is revealed to the elements and can be seen in detail. The current date is indicated by the special red arrow pointer at six o’clock.
The activity of both the innovative Kinetic Energy Recovery System
(KERS) created for cars participating in the 2009 Formula One season and the renowned Oris red rotor is based on the same principle - energy stored through movement can be used when necessary
But some things have established a strong foothold. The flexible lugs
of the Oris watch
that secure the strap to the case made of stainless steel remain unchangeable. They always ensure a perfect fit on the wearer’s wrist.
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Jul 01, 2009
The Girard-Perregaux ww.tc watches
are considered to be the most elegant up-to-date examples of timekeeping companions with world time complications and are found on the list of the brand's bestsellers.
Recognizing the attraction of the ww.tc, Girard-Perregaux
has manufactured an exceptional interpretation intended for the Only Watch event
to be held in September. This charity auction of exclusive timepieces will take place in Monaco under the auspices of Prince Albert II. All funds realized from the sale will go to Monegasque Association against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Manufactured from high-tech black ceramic with an inner core made of titanium, the case of the Girard-Perregaux ww.tc Ceramic Only Watch 09 chronograph
boasts a diameter of 43 mm.
This case, stealthy and scratch-resistant, coordinates well with rubber accents on chronograph pushers and a winding crown.
The sapphire crystal, whose features include an elegant domed profile, is joined seamlessly to the domed bezel, exposing durable scratch-resistant protection to the special and colorful ww.tc dials.
To create a handsome and sporty contrast, the chronograph counters
are silvered against a black background. Both hour markers and hands feature luminous coatings for robust low-light visibility.
Day and night hours are accurately demarcated on the rotating 24-hour ring by means of glaring red for the hours from 6:00 to 18:00.
The traditional city of Paris on the outer city ring, indicating UTC/GMT +1, has been substituted for Monaco, performed in glaring red.
With the time set and the appropriate city oriented at 12 o'clock, the wearer of this Girard-Perregaux watch can read the times around the world.
The chronograph function
with its efficient flyback mechanism permits the wearer to record successive intervals of elapsed time without stopping and resetting afterwards the central chronograph hand.
The Girard-Perregaux ww.tc Ceramic Only Watch 2009 chronograph is powered by the manufacture GP 3387 automatic movement
. Having 13 lignes in diameter and 8.20mm in overall height, this modular caliber manufactured by Girard-Perregaux demonstrates a balance wheel beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a 40-hour power reserve
. Six screws secure the case-back, which shows the delicately finished movement through a tinted sapphire crystal display.
The brand signature along with "Piece Unique", the reference number, the words "Ce/Ti No 1/1" to denote the case materials, as well as the exclusive manufacture of the model are etched on the back side’s outer ring.
The Girard-Perregaux exclusive ceramic-cased ww.tc chronograph watch
will be put up for auction without a reserve price on the evening of September 24, 2009.
Jun 30, 2009
Candy-like in appearance, these innovative Alacria Royal line watches
introduced by Carl F. Bucherer
, happen to be much more expensive than this delight. They are produced in the limited series of just 25 items per each of the four models.
Chic jewelry timepieces in the true sense of these words, their design and surface paved with jewels are intended to instill admiration. The timekeeping companions are set with diamonds and either blue sapphires, orange sapphires or emeralds.
, sculptured in 18k white gold, are finely reverse tonneau shaped and fitted with eye-catching bracelets.
The Alacria Royal timepieces present some difficulty as to reading the time; however, it is not their main goal. These extremely trendy timekeeping companions capture attention with their exclusive and spectacular designs
The timepieces are animated by a quartz movement
, which is set against a mechanical movement. This comes as a surprise from Carl F. Bucherer
, who is famous for its mechanical movements, it is traditional though for such delicate jewelry timekeeping companions.
Thanks to the high level of gems, the case, dial, and bracelet are set with, the Carl F. Bucherer Alacria Royal line
will be sold at retail from about 112k to 250 dollars per item.
Jun 29, 2009
Pierre Kunz read more
has created the first diving watch designed in strict accordance with the very exact criteria of Swiss watchmaking
This simple and extremely fashionable interpretation is full of contrasts. It reminds of the submarine environment as well as the mechanical layout of machine rooms.
Featuring conventional hours and minutes functions along with seconds on a rotating disc, the Spirit Diver
is equipped with the depth gauge
, inserted and secured afterwards on the side of the case. This very device enables the watch to challenge the depth.
A modular accessory, having an aesthetic value, it has also become an indispensable part of the timekeeping companion. This durable depth gauge holder hollowed out in Blaktop steel accommodates a sapphire glass tube.
Similar to a spirit level, this tube serves as an indicator, reading the depth the diver has reached up to eighty meters.
Always in search for perfection and innovative ideas, Pierre Kunz has cooperated with outstanding specialists to manufacture this depth gauge sized 3.3 cm. Successfully miniaturized, the Spirit Diver provides a depth reproduction and a permanent display while diving or coming up to the surface.
The Spirit Diver keeps mascots of the brand with a texalium dial
distinguished by perfect readability and trimmed with an index made of super-luminous material. The dial versions are available in black texalium or silvered texalium.
There are also presented unconventional diver flag interpretations. The diving timepiece dial is very specific: it exposes trapezium index, technical figures and a central screw-in applique embracing the seconds disc.
The sport case with a diameter equal to 44 mm is crafted in steel and Blaktop steel and trimmed with a toothed bezel, which turns in one direction. The bezel, finely sanded, provides a very matte finished surface and features rubber index. The crown made of Blaktop steel is protected for strength and durability – both features are distinctive for the sport collection.
The Pierre Kunz Spirit Diver watch
provides 100-meter water-resistance
. The case-back of the timepiece is covered with sapphire crystal. The rubber printed strap
demonstrates a texalium texture and is matched with a folding steel buckle.
Jun 29, 2009
Breguet read more
, a renowned Swiss watch manufacturer, has presented its product for the 2009 Only Watch charity auction
Model No. 1 in a limited edition of just seven pieces, the Breguet Classique travel clock
demonstrates a case and handle performed in solid 950 sterling silver and hobnail-embellished gilt plates on both front and back sides.
Alongside with the time indicated on an engine-turned guilloche silver dial
with blue-colored Brequet hands, the clock also offers a thermometer
with a blued serpentine hand. This travel clock is animated by the Breguet manual winding 564/1 caliber
, set with 17 jewels and characterized by a monometallic balance and lever escapement.
The silver Breguet Classique travel clock will be put up for auction in Monaco
on September 24, 2009
, as well as other exclusive and limited series timekeeping companions introduced by different world-famous watchmaking houses. The items unveiled will be auctioned without a reserve and all funds raised will be transferred to the Monegasque Association against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
This is an organization, whose activity is dedicated to researches in the field of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disorder primarily affecting male children, which leads to a lethal outcome through atrophia of muscles related to the heart and respiratory organs.
Jun 26, 2009
Celebrated Swiss timepiece brands’ preparations for introducing their exclusive models at the Only Watch auction
to be held in Monaco are in full swing.
The auction is aimed at obtaining funds for Monegasque Association against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
, an international organization, developing projects on debilitating genetic disorder that negatively influences male children.
will be proud to unveil an especially elegant and spectacular rose gold interpretation of its renowned Ploprof
- a dive watch, launched for the first time in 1970s. Jacques Cousteau’s favorite model
, the Ploprof is distinguished by its oversized monocoque case and extremely secure rotating bezel, which functioning is governed by a security push button.
The Omega Seamaster Ploprof intended for Only Watch
is completely rendered in 18-karat white gold. Similar to its counterpart manufactured from steel, it demonstrates brushed texture finished surfaces. A white rubber strap
, embellished with vertical grooves and the Omega signature, match perfectly the white sapphire-overlaid graduated bezel and the exceptional dial, bearing a "1/1 Only Watch" commemorative mark.
The hands and hour indices of the exclusive timekeeping companion are also made of rose gold and demonstrate Superluminova coating, which ensures effortless legibility in any light conditions.
The Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1/1 intended for Only Watch accommodates the in-house manufactured Omega 8501 caliber
This movement incorporates the acclaimed Co-Axial escapement
and reveals a freely sprung balance wheel with the unconventional beat frequency of 25,200 vibrations per hour. It also features a power reserve of 60 hours.
To specify its manufacture status, Omega has provided the 8500 caliber with a special Cotes de Geneve en Arabesques decorative pattern and received its precision performance certificate from the Controle Officiel Suisse des Chronometres (COSC). As a result of 15-day tests in different positions and temperatures, each caliber has been assigned the official title of "Chronometer".
The Omega 1/1 Seamaster Ploprof
timepiece performed in rose gold will be put up for auction without a reserve on September 24, 2009 under the auspices of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.
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Jun 25, 2009
Bell & Ross read more
, a manufacturer of sports timepieces, unveiled its latest BR 01 watches distinguished by their strong "tacticool" aura.
Expressively named Commando
, these interpretations accentuate stealth and zero light reflectivity via the blend of a grey powder coating on BR stainless steel cases, sized 46mm, and dials with an unnoticeable primer grey color scheme.
Two versions introduced, are available in a limited edition of 500 items
. The Bell & Ross Commando BR 01-96
demonstrates the hours, minutes and sweep seconds, alongside with a large date display, governed by means of the winding crown.
The BR 01-97
offers a conventional date display, featuring, however, a circular power reserve indicator meant to inform about the degree of operating power left in the spring barrel.
These two Bell & Ross Commando timepieces incorporate ETA base calibers, which boast approximately a 42-hour power reserve
Anti-reflective flat sapphire crystals
, black superluminova-coated hands, as well as bold hour and minute scales, ensure perfect readability no matter how much light is available. The special dials are complemented by Bell & Ross matching straps made of grey rubber and powder coated buckles.
Similar to other Bell & Ross BR 01
versions, the Commandos provide 100-meter water resistance
. Straps on these timepieces can be replaced by their synthetic canvas or leather alternatives.
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Jun 25, 2009
Possessing an extensive experience in horology, Longines
has developed a watch that is a homage to the different timing mechanisms created during the company’s history.
The Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph
accommodates an innovative calibre. Its exceptional creation by ETA was mandated and financed by Longines as well as other brands which belong to the Swatch Group.
This automatic movement incorporates a column wheel
, activating the mechanism that measures time intervals - the very technical device used by the celebrated St. Imier brand since 1878.
The Longines made its first step in manufacturing horological equipment in 1878. It was a release of a simple 20 line chronograph, reference number 20H, equipped with a covered-by-a-washer column wheel, controlling the chronograph mechanism. The same principle was used in almost all the follow up measuring equipment developed by Longines.
All the calibers for pocket chronographs manufactured by Longines
, including the 19CH (1889), the 19.73 (1887), the 19.73N (1909) and the 19.73N with a split-seconds function (1922), the 18.72 (1929) or the 24 line calibre especially meant for sports timing (1939) and movements for the brand’s wrist-chronographs with the 13.33Z (1913), the renowned 13ZN (1946) or the 30CH (1947) among them, are distinguished by incorporated column-wheel systems, developed for governing and activating the chronograph functions. The possible variations of the latter depend on the specific calibre.
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Jun 25, 2009
In the early 1990s, Nivrel
introduced a replica model (Ref. N 515.001) of an old hand-wound chronograph from the 1940s. Available in limited edition of 100 items, it was snatched up very quickly.
Nowadays this timepiece happens to be a highly desirable object for collectors.
In 2008, about 15 years after unveiling the first replica version, Nivrel introduced the second version of this kind.
The Nivrel Replique II
is presented in two different interpretations
: each of them is a tribute to two various Nivrel chronographs from the 1950s. The original timepieces had been powered by a manual winding chronograph movement caliber Landeron 48
. The replica versions are also equipped with a manual winding chronograph movement caliber Landeron 248
. This movement belongs to the same product family created from 1933 until 1970.
, measuring 13.75''', is set with 17 jewels. It also boasts a 43 hour power reserve
as well as an oscillation of 18,000 vibrations per hour.
The successor of the original Landeron 48 has been excellently innovated by Nivrel, demonstrating details such as blued screws and gold-plated bridges. Both model interpretations are restricted to just 50 pieces.
Reference 585.001 CASEK
with a dial performed in black will be put up for sale at all Nivrel retail stores on request, while reference 585.001 CAAEK
with a beige-colored dial, pictured, will be commercialized only at the sales points of Cortina Watch, Nivrel’s general distributor in the region of South-East Asia.
Jun 24, 2009
Always progressive and hardly ever predictable are the proper words for describing a new deLacour watch
. This innovative product stands out due to its extremely complex movement, created in collaboration with master movement maker Christophe Claret
The novel Birepetition watch
demonstrates two time zones, a double minute repeater - one for each time zone, a big date complication, as well as an extraordinary style of a moon phase indicator.
As far as the moon phase indicator
is concerned, a shooting star
is what deLacour implanted this celestial complication with. The complication ensures falling of a small golden shooting star through the moon phase display at various intervals.
It is unlikely to be put in practical use; having an aesthetic value, however, it contributes to the beauty of the haute horology world
Each time zone is located on an adjoining retrograde hour dial
, with a common minute hand that moves around the entire watch face. This is a plain and efficient solution, graceful and seemingly exclusive.
The large rose gold case
accommodates Christophe Claret’s complex hand-wound movement
with a hex design on exposed areas that can be seen through the skeletonized dial.
Non-skeletonized dials are gradually forced out of the high quality watch novelties world.
The minute repeater is driven via the lever available on each side of the timepiece case - one for each time zone.
Jun 23, 2009
Both timepiece collectors and Officine Panerai enthusiasts will be offered a perfect opportunity of visiting a free public exhibition in Singapore
, planned for opening early July 2009. The exhibition in question will display the Panerai in-house P.9000 family of manufacture movements
The first time for Panerai
to announce the P.9000 calibers and the Luminor timepieces to accommodate them was at the 2009 edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie
, in January.
Three various movement interpretations, the caliber range embraces, are equally equipped with an automatic mechanism and two spring barrels, providing an exceptional three-day power reserve
. The new movements are enclosed in timepiece cases, closely based on the Luminor 1950
from the Manifattura selection.
The Panerai P.9000 exhibition will take place through July 8th and 9th, from 11AM to 6PM at Singapore's Asian Civilizations Museum. The media representatives can also see the showpieces on July 7th.
Along with the entire selection of P.9000 movements and watches, Officine Panerai will display a special group of Manifattura line timekeeping companions.
Jun 23, 2009
The Octa Perpetuelle
is a new Anniversary watch
, demonstrating an exclusive perpetual calendar. The prestigious limited edition of 99 items
has been launched to mark the F.P. Journe Boutiques’ worldwide network with the 5th Anniversary of the first Boutique in Tokyo.
The first speech at the event was delivered by His Excellency, the Swiss Ambassador in Japan, Mr. Paul Fivat
. It was followed by Francois-Paul Journe’s World Premiere presentation of the innovative model Octa Perpetuelle, which took place in front of a flowered clock’s fine-scale replica of the Geneva’s English Garden.
In 2001, F.P.Journe
unveiled the OCTA line, including mechanical timekeeping companions with a self-winding movement, distinguished by an extraordinary power reserve of 5 days or 120 hours
. All the models’ cases demonstrated the same thickness despite the complications available.
The 8th OCTA product, the Octa Perpetuelle
, enlarges the collection of the automatic winding calibre signed F.P. Journe - Invenit et Fecit
Lots of collectors welcomed at the event looked forward to this product, offering a perpetual calendar. According to the guests, this line proved to be an eloquent confirmation of Swiss watchmaker’s creative genius and novel technical skills.
Then, the guests were treated to specialties of Marseilles, Francois-Paul Journe’s birthplace, around a Provencal buffet served together with sea savours cooked by a true French chef.
The evening continued in a warm atmosphere with collectors showing their avid interest in F.P.Journe watches.
Jun 22, 2009
An up-to-date combination of sport and style, spectacular shapes and glaring diamonds of the new Harry Winston Ocean Lady Moon Phase watch
are aimed at creating a new look of feminine luxury.
Durable and graceful at the same time, the case
, sized 36 mm, is delicately manufactured in white or rose gold, and paved with 57 brilliant diamonds
, encircling the bezel. With the sporty sensibility intensified, the case shape, somewhat oversized, provides better visibility of the dial details, with the date indication among them.
When highlighting the delicately crafted dial
, a complicated moon phase motif
adds to the watch a resolutely feminine touch. To mirror the Harry Winston signature style
, the dial demonstrates 195 hand-set dazzling diamonds
and graceful mother-of-pearl, ensuring a pure and lustrous finish.
A strap made of a technical rubber acquires an unexpected touch due to diamond buckle details, completing the watch's cool everyday appeal.
Jun 22, 2009
Just before the start of the British Grand Prix, Round eight of the 2009 Formula One World Championship
, its current leaders Brawn GP
gladly confirmed a new collaboration with the traditional British watch brand Graham-London
Graham-London, created in London by George Graham
, a famous clockmaker of the 18th century, happens to be a part of the British Masters, an Anglo-Swiss company, located at La Chaux-de-Fonds in Neuchatel, the center of watchmaking industry in Switzerland.
This brand is a combination of the best Britain’s watch heritage and Swiss passion for fine engineering detail, which is in line with the spirit and commitment to timekeeping initiated by Graham.
Manufactured by Graham-London, two extremely special limited edition Brawn GP timepieces
have been created for the British Grand Prix. These watches mirror the individual features of the brand as well as values of the Brawn GP team. Both interpretations - the Chronofighter G-BGP-001
and the Silverstone G-BGP-001
with black or white dials, were restricted to just 250 pieces per range
The Graham-London brand was demonstrated on the wing mirrors of Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello's Brawn-Mercedes race cars from the practice sessions at Silverstone last Friday in the course of the team’s on-track preparations for Sunday's race.
According to Ross Brawn
, Team Principal of Brawn GP, the British Grand Prix was an extraordinary event for the Brawn GP team with their factory located down the road from Silverstone. They were extremely pleased to start their cooperation with Graham-London, one of the most renowned timepiece brands in the world. He also mentioned that an outstanding design of the two special edition Brawn GP timekeeping companions, manufactured by Graham, entirely met the high level of technological and design requirements of Formula One.
, CEO and Founder of The British Masters was ecstatic about this promising cooperation between Graham
and the Brawn GP team started at the British Grand Prix last weekend. In his opinion, it was a perfect chance for Graham-London to share two supremely advanced high technologies and an encouraging challenge for them to develop their design and extend technical limits.
Jun 19, 2009
On June 2nd, Swiss watch manufacture Vacheron Constantin
officially introduced its 2009 "Les Masques"
timekeeping companions at New York's famous Metropolitan Museum of Art
The third series of Metiers d'Art models
, these exclusive timepieces unveiled by Vacheron Constantin, are straightly influenced by masks from cultures all over the world.
These masks belong to the large collection of the Barbier-Mueller Museum in Geneva
. Vacheron Constantin is in cooperation with the museum for the exhibition: "African and Oceanic Art from the Barbier-Mueller Museum, Geneva: A Legacy of Collecting
Vacheron Constantin CEO Juan-Carlos Torres, Vacheron Constantin International Director Marc Guten, and Hugues de Pins, president of Vacheron Constantin North America welcomed special guests with Monique Barbier-Mueller of the Barbier-Mueller family among them.
This event brought together high society representatives
as well as collectors
of both fine watches and art. Among the elites of New York were Rachel Roy, Fabiola Beracasa, Muffie Potter Aston, Olivia Chantecaille, Euan Rellie and Lucy Sykes, Gucci Westman and David Neville, Lela Rose, Celerie Kemble, and Tatiana Boncompagni.
The first part of the evening was dedicated to touring the Barbier-Mueller exhibition
, where guests could admire its charming showpieces.
Invited afterwards to the Temple of Dendur
in the Sackler wing, they were offered cocktails as well as a captivating display of modern and past Vacheron Constantin Metiers d'Art timepieces
This event proved to be even more attractive thanks to participation of both Vacheron Constantin master watchmaker and master engraver who showed their professional skills in real life.
Then guests had an exquisite dinner of Nori Dusted Scallops
and Venison Loin Poele
, enjoying meanwhile an art of dancers and musicians from the Juilliard School
. To crown it all, the dancers cast a spell on the audience by an expressive presentation of the latest Les Masques timepieces line.
Jun 19, 2009
The Santos 100 chronograph
is crafted in an amorphous diamond-like carbon (ADLC)
and rose gold.
Cartier says, ADLC stands out of all other coating methods due to its unique property of the coating thickness, implying it will not demonstrate a contrasting color in case of scratching.
Besides, the case is distinguished by a fingerprint-resistant treatment, so there will not be left a fingerprint while touching it. According to Cartier, this process of specific treatment is applied in military equipment and the brand possesses exclusive rights to use the treatment in question for timepieces.
offers three interpretations - the Cartier Santos 100 XL Chronograph, Santos 100 XL
and Santos 100
. Both XL models boast a diameter of 38 mm, while the smaller one is equal to 32 mm.
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Jun 18, 2009
The Hamilton Jazzmaster Slim Automatic watches’
delicate cases complement classical design with new sizes of gracefulness and comfort.
A fine Swiss self-winding movement
is located underneath a black or silver dial
, enclosed by 40 mm or 43 mm sized housing made of polished stainless steel. The large diameter equal to 40 and 43 mm adds a contrasting touch to the delicacy of the case in polished stainless steel.
The Hamilton commitment to combining up to date ideas with craftsmanship is accentuated by the watch interpretation presented on a ‘Milanese’ metal bracelet
was created in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. Hamilton timepieces unite the American spirit with the matchless exactitude of the latest Swiss movements and technologies.
Renowned for their progressive design, Hamilton watches
have gained a strong reputation in Hollywood, appearing in more than 300 films.
Hamilton happens to be a member of the Swatch group
, the largest timepiece manufacturer and distributor in the world, which owns 160 production sites in Switzerland.
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Jun 18, 2009
Vacheron Constantin read more
, famous all over the world for manufacturing horological items of exquisite quality, reconfirmed its reputation by the release of the eye-catching Lady Kalla Flame watch
A product of both the master jeweler and goldsmith’s craftsmanship, the Lady Kalla Flame pays tribute to historic Vacheron Constantin haute joaillerie
, launching a striking and impressive new diamond cut.
The Vacheron Constantin Lady Kalla Flame timepiece is completely rendered in 18-karat white gold
. This valuable framework opens to view the 140 flame cut diamonds
, the case and the bracelet are generously embellished with. Due to a specialized emaillement technique
, the timepiece features the minimum of the underlying metal, making an impression that it is fully created from interlocking diamonds.
is set with 60 more flame cuts. This gorgeous Vacheron Constantin watch from the Metiers D'Art line includes altogether 36.50 carats of diamonds, each of them meticulously selected for color, clarity and precision of cut.
It should be noted that the process of creating this feminine flame cut is very captivating. The 57 facets of the flame cut
, mathematically developed for a highly attractive demonstration of luster, radiance and light diffusion, merge into a spectacular asymmetric shape, giving the watch an overwhelming exotic touch.
For the first time in twenty years the flame cut’s excellence was officially recognized by the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
The Vacheron Constantin Lady Kalla Flame watch
is animated by the hand wound movement caliber 1005
. This refined mechanical movement, measuring just 3.60mm in height; bridges, demonstrating traditional Cotes de Geneve and anglage finishing along with the circular grained mainplate are an understated example of the watchmaking arts. The movement offers an advantage of 30-hour power reserve
and balance frequency constitutes 19,800 vibrations per hour. Both winding and setting of the hands are controlled by the crown located on the case back.
Jun 17, 2009
The slightly cambered curves along with excellent proportions of the “tonneau” case made of stainless steel
present a perfect background for the Architects of Time to demonstrate their exquisite sense of style.
The barrel shape, used in a model with the diameter equal to 31.40mm, complements the watch with a special charm, stressed by the innovative gem-setting
. The latter produces an unforgettable effect due to meticulously graded sizes and shades of gemstones.
The hour and minute hands revolve elegantly across the square settings of the diamond hour-markers
, providing illumination for the gleaming mother-of-pearl dial and forming a fine frame for the Arabic numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock as well as the applied Ebel logo.
The skeletonized numerals are highlighted by Super-Luminova, presented by a variety of colors (white, yellow, orange, pink or purple), to match the sheen of the case-decorating brilliant-cut gemstones -diamonds, citrines or sapphires - as well as the shade of the strap made of ostrich leather
. This material is used by Ebel for the first time and it adds an exotic touch to these understated watchbands coming with a polished double folding clasp.
The exquisite taste demonstrated through esthetic elegance and purity enables the Ebel Beluga Tonneau Large
to mirror the spirit of the times.
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Jun 17, 2009
The latest collection of watches from the manufacture Jaquet Droz
was encouraged by Pierre Jaquet Droz’s traditional use of brilliant blue, while creating exclusive horological items.
La Ligne Bleue
is an exceptional new Jaquet Droz timepiece assemblage, expected to be launched in a limited edition of just eight pieces for the five versions it will include.
Watch enthusiasts consider Jaquet Droz timekeeping companions to be a benchmark of excellence, due to the finest craftsmanship - especially as to the dial work
- it is distinguished by.
The brand earned its fame as a bastion of the rare art of grand feu
, which is a special technique of powdered enamels turning into an extremely deep and rich surface through a painstaking and very delicate multi-step firing process.
Each of Jaquet Droz enamel dials
, white or black, needs from fifteen to twenty firings to be completed. The blue dials of the La Ligne Bleue line happen to be even more demanding: the number of individual firings for manufacturing each blue enamel dial should be no less than twenty.
Not all of these dials will successfully go through the firing process and just a few will meet the requirements of the brand’s quality control standard, eventually incorporated by the La Ligne Bleue watch.
, a graceful model, coming with a perpetual calendar complication with serpentine retrograde hands for days of the week as well as the month, is the most complex of the five La Ligne Bleue timekeeping companions.
The Grande Seconde
and Grande Seconde Medium
are a reflection of Jaquet Droz design signatures, which reveal the traditional dials overlapping each other to create the number “8”. The Grande Date
timepiece is a combination of functionality and chic minimalism with its off-centered hour and minute counter, located over a clearly legible large date indicator.
The final representative of the Jaquet Droz
assemblage – the one not rendered in 18-karat white gold- is the elegant and extremely sophisticated L'Origine Email
The exclusive blue enamel dial of this Jaquet Droz timepiece made of stainless steel is an embodiment of classicism – Roman numerals hour markers are arrayed around iconic centralized indications for the hour, minutes, and seconds. The L'Origine Email is accompanied by a brilliant blue strap made of hand-sewn alligator leather and an ardillon buckle with the Jaquet Droz insignia on it.