Jun 11, 2009
Inspired by the jazz beat read more
, the Gerald Genta Gefica
model, in a limited edition of 50 items, is a novelty in the brand’s boutiques.
The second timepiece, manufactured solely for the Gerald Genta boutiques in Geneva, Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai is presented with the “blue note” offered for the first time.
Suggested by the expressiveness of Afro-American music, this tone happens to be an ideal one for the Gefica, which came into the world in Africa and realized the dream of three friends - wildlife adventures’ ardent lovers.
The captivating blue shade of the dial and the strap made of alligator leather complements the bronze and titanium construction with an absolute hip touch.
Born in 1988, the Gefica was fully produced from bronze
, a new material in watchmaking. Preferred for natural matt look, bronze tends to acquire a special patina in a while: so it behaves quite independently, joined to the wrist of a timepiece wearer.
The new Gerald Genta
Gefica watch, initially released in 2007, is extremely charming. The timepiece features beaded titanium rings arrayed around the case middle and the crown.
The watch’s flared case with the size ranging from 42.5 mm in diameter on the wrist to 46.5 mm on the surface, is perfect for lots of different people to wear.
A concave outer ring
, with a curved central seconds hand, which glides over the dial, dips the latter towards the centre.
The core of this complex structure is presented by Genta’s favorite functions
: jumping hours along with retrograde minutes as well as date.
These complications are activated by means of the automatic Biretro movement
. In this horological item the movement that can be seen through the sapphire crystal case-back also demonstrates the concentric circular graining and Potter finish performed in old gold color.
Jun 10, 2009
The latest step of IWC Schaffhausen
's expanding horizons in exclusive brand boutiques was the June 1st opening of a store unit in Hong Kong's Kowloon chic shopping district.
This event took place shortly after the Swiss watchmaker had announced a project of this kind in Singapore's ION Orchard shopping venue
, planned to be open in July, 2009.
According to IWC, its leading boutique in Hong Kong will provide customers with a vast experience in brand lore, history as well as distinctive features.
IWC's watch collections
are displayed in thematic rooms, designed in accordance with the unique idea each product’s creation is based on. For instance, the Portuguese and Da Vinci timepiece collections are exhibited in a "Classic Lifestyle Wing" with a luxurious Navigator's lounge tailored to create the yacht’s environment.
The aviation-suggested IWC Pilot's Watch Classic
and Pilot's Watch Spitfire
collections are showcased in a Sports Lifestyle Wing
, which reminds of an officer's mess area.
For the atmosphere to be even more convincing, IWC displays aviator jackets made of buffalo leather. Besides, the visitors can try a Spitfire aircraft flight simulator
In IWC CEO George Kern’s opinion
, their leading boutique in Hong Kong is a real gem, one of the twenty-five IWC boutiques located all over the world, willing to welcome customers.
Etienne da Gramont, Managing Director of IWC North East Asia adds
, they are proud that Hong Kong has been chosen as a home for opening one of the leading boutiques of IWC.
You can find IWC's new boutique on Ground Floor at 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Kowloon in the prestigious shopping mall that used to be the site for Marine Police Headquarters.
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Jun 10, 2009
de Grisogono Instrumentino Steel & Diamonds’ original design read more
is really eye-catching with its harmonious proportions, streamlined silhouette and square-shaped bezel.
Combining strength and softness, fashionable style and improved legibility, this watch definitely contributes to the sophisticated, feminine feel.
Refined gem settings
The Instrumentino’s steel case demonstrates two new dial interpretations, with graceful trim, performed, however, in a completely different style. Unlike the original models demonstrating a scant sprinkling of the diamonds set on the hour markers as well as on the mobile case lugs, innovative designs are distinguished by the contemporary sheen with a thousand fires.
There is a contrast between the refined finish of their polished steel case and the diamond-set versions of the dial
along with the black « volutes » scrollwork motifs, valued so highly by de Grisogono
One model reveals 19 brilliant-cut diamonds
set into the counter at 6 o’clock demonstrating the second time-zone. The timepiece also comes with a setting of 64 brilliant-cut stones
encircling the first time-zone indication in the shape of a lunar eclipse.
Six black diamonds
at 3, 9 and 12 o’clock complement the contrast feel.
Distinguished from the original Instrumentino Steel & Diamonds, displaying the time in both time-zones with diamond-set hour markers and Arabic numerals too big in size, the two newly fresh interpretations have decided on a quiet chic.
The legibility of a dial face
is achieved due to small markers of “nailhead” type along with the absence of numerals.
De Grisogono's customary attention to detail has been mirrored in the Instrumentino Steel & Diamonds black galuchat strap
, with mobile links joining it to the case.
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Jun 09, 2009
At Baselworld 2009, Citizen
introduced the Eco-Drive technology and design. The Citizen brand unique features were mirrored in all products, product concepts, video, booth as well as advertisements.
A clean source of energy, light is used in the technology in question. Eco-Drive never stops running no matter where it is, provided there is light available.
It was Eco-Drive technology
performed with up to date and exquisite taste that breathed life into new concept watches introduced by Citizen at Baselworld 2009
Three innovative models
presented at Baselworld 2009 set the tone for the future direction of Citizen
. These models fully reflect the potential of Eco-Drive and Design, with a product policy of "The Fusion of Technology and Beauty
" as its base. They are planned to be put on the market in the coming future.
A progressive concept timepiece with the design characterized by the light-receiving solar cell, located on the periphery of the case.
Presented for the first time this year, a model with the Cal.H610 new movement demonstrates the dome-shaped dial and unique structure of the case. The distinctive look of the watch is achieved due to strengthening of the transparent materials’ features to the greatest extent possible.
The glass has an invisibly minute solar cell spread throughout it. This epochal technology makes the dial design vary. The innovative model also reveals a skeleton-type dial incorporated in the case.
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Jun 09, 2009
Today, on June 9th, 2009 Bell & Ross
has officially released its BR 01 Airborne watches at a prestigious fashion and style boutique - Colette
, located on rue Saint-Honoré in Paris.
The collection coming with two diamond-set interpretations will be up for an exclusive sale at Colette's for the week starting with the release of today.
In the center of Parisian grand shopping district people can see the BR 01 opened to view through the Colette's main store window.
The Bell & Ross BR 01 Airborne
timepiece in Paris has been released shortly after the June 6th meeting between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and U.S. President Barack Obama, held in commemoration of the 65th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion by Allied forces in Normandy.
Presented for the first time at Baselworld 2009, this timepiece is a tribute to courage of Allied paratroopers during World War II, especially those of the US Airborne divisions.
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Jun 08, 2009
The Couture Design Awards
, an independent institution, have been in charge of the most prestigious and longed-for prizes’ distribution to the individual designers and brands for more than 11 years. Their winners tend to become leaders in the watch and jewelry industry.
For 2009, Couture appears to be a representation center for the best quality innovations in both watches and jewelry segments, produced by the most creative manufacturers.
The Tirion TriRetrograde Seconds Skeleton 1919
, happens to be a limited edition of 38 items all over the world, recently offered at BaselWorld 2009
The story of the watch
dates back to Bienne, Switzerland, 1919, when Paul William Junod
, a skilled and experienced watchmaker, decided to turn his dream into reality. His ardent desire was to create a timepiece, solid and graceful at the same time, a kind of chic accessory everybody would feel like purchasing.
Today, ninety years later, these ideas are represented by the Milus brand, the manufacturer of exclusive Swiss watches. The Tirion TriRetrograde Seconds Skeleton 1919 limited edition is produced in the spirit of the Milus design tradition. It is also an honor given to the past.
The Tirion’s name comes from that of Orion, one of the brightest constellation in the heaven. The Tirion TriRetrograde Seconds Skeleton 1919 is a sophisticated 18K red gold 6N timepiece, with the gold tone put to use early in the last century.
The precise rhythm of the retrograde seconds function
, presented in three sectors of 20 seconds each, is provided by a mechanical movement of Swiss quality
– its unique self-winding version.
Jun 08, 2009
Archimede read more
has now released a new stunning model - Pilot XL Automatik
, which is larger in size than its supremely successful predecessors - 42mm Pilot and the 39mm Pilot M.
The large case
sized 45 mm features a brushed finish and a clean dial of the classic Pilot style.
Both sides of the sapphire crystal demonstrate anti-reflective coating. Combined with luminous markers, as well as luminous blued hands, it enables the wearer to read the data no matter how poor the light is. The diamond crown, sized 8 mm, adds to the size of the case and it turns setting the time into quite a delightful process.
The watch comes with the 22 mm strap
manufactured from soft leather, having iconic white stitching, as well as two screws-rivets on each side.
The famous Swiss ETA 2824-2 movement
is open to view through the case back produced from mineral crystal.
Jun 08, 2009
Encouraged by the energy and architecture of New York City, Harry Winston
offers a multi-function new watch for ladies - Harry Winston Avenue Traffic
Refreshed with graceful lines and geometric forms, this timepiece represents an up to date version of the famous Harry Winston Avenue Collection.
Resembling the structure and angles of the city landscape, the case
demonstrates delicate, but clearly defined asymmetrical lines. Enriched with 58 perfect diamonds
in graduated sizes, the gently tapered form makes an impression of looking down Fifth Avenue at the night time - the streetlights’ shining along the sidewalks.
A splendid mother of pearl dial
of the Harry Winston watch
, set with exquisite diamond center, reminds of the city skyscrapers’ blinking light. Meanwhile, an elegant strap made of satin adds to the gracefulness of the woman’s look.
Jun 07, 2009
Following the first and second set of absolutely exclusive Tribal Mask watches, Geneva-based manufacturer, Vacheron Constantin unveils their third and final set of the Metiers d’Art "Les Masques" collection.
The final limited edition set features China, Indonesia, Mexico, and Gabon Mask Watches
, representing the four continents. Each set contains four watches, available in a limited number of 25 pieces, for a total number of 100 individual pieces.
Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’Art "Les Masques"
collection appeared as a result of a successful collaboration between the brand's master watchmakers and one of the finest museums of primitive art in the world - the Barbier-Mueller Museum.
The Museum entrusted a few precious pieces of its masks' collection to the Vacheron Constantin Manufacture, and very faithful reproductions of the original masks were born.
Jun 05, 2009
Audemars Piguet read more
, in cooperation with London Jewelers, releases the latest limited edition Royal Oak Offshore Montauk Highway
at an event to be visited by invitation only, June 11, 2009.
The Audemars Piguet
Royal Oak Offshore Montauk Highway happens to be created in a limited edition of 300 items. Named after the highway extent, bridging New Yorkers to the sun, and the Hamptons style, the Montauk Highway watch is an enthusiastic hymn in the honor of the aqua sea and sky of Long Island.
It reveals accents performed in chocolate brown with numerals in light blue, counters and tachymeter scale. The watch is presented on a brown strap made of Hornback crocodile leather.
The Montauk Highway also accommodates Audemars Piguets famous automatic chronograph caliber 3126/2840
with display of the date and small seconds.
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Jun 05, 2009
Patek Philippe's exquisite Calatrava Ref. 4896G read more
timepiece for women, manufactured from white gold, is gracefully followed by the new Ref. 4897R
Combining the warm radiance of 18-karat rose gold with a dial performed in deep chocolate brown and diamond-set bezel, this extremely exquisite watch is in line with women collectors’ desires, due to the outstanding Patek Philippe 215 Caliber mechanical movement
The Patek Philippe Ladies Calatrava Ref. 4897R timepiece’s diameter is 33 mm and its height is 6.35 mm only. These advantages, contributing elegancy to any dressing style, to a great extent derive from thinness of the delicate mechanism secured within the polished case.
On the entire periphery of the chic dial there are seventy-two "Top Wesselton" round brilliant diamonds
, the total weight of which is about 0.47 carat. Catching the subtle light, polished dauphine hands, matte triangular shaped hour markers along with the intricate guilloche pattern produce a supremely graceful effect.
Both the case and dial’s amazing beauty is accompanied by the matching satin strap
that is secured to the wrist by means of the prong buckle made of rose gold.
An exhibition window made of sapphire crystal in the case-back of the Patek Philippe Ladies Calatrava Ref. 4897R timepiece demonstrates the in-house 215 PS caliber.
Consisting of 130 individual parts as well as 18 jewels, this hand-wound movement
reveals a Gyromax balance wheel beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour and the Geneva type adjustable balance stud. The power reserve of the barrel constitutes 44 hours.
As to the movement structure, Patek Philippe meets all the requirements which are necessary for the exclusive Geneva seal to be obtained.
The Patek Philippe Ladies Calatrava
Ref. 4897R watch boasts 30-meter water-resistance
The sapphire crystal demonstrates a slightly curved profile, while the winding crown shows the Calatrava Cross, symbol of Patek Philippe renowned all over the world.
Jun 04, 2009
The Audemars Piguet Millenary Pianoforte
timepiece is an extraordinary watch, released in a limited edition of 500 items
, as a sign of respect to the talent behind piano music.
There have been added “piano keys” on the entire periphery of the dial over the mother of pearl face to change the usual look of the Millenary watch. One of the most eye catching watches suggested by music, it reveals an 18k white gold case
, sized 45mm, equipped with Audemars Piguet
manufacture Calibre 3120 self-winding mechanical movement
Other variations of the Millenary Pianoforte watch are fully paved with diamonds (the maximum number of 250 items). The watch is accompanied by a black strap made of alligator leather
and is presented in a grand piano shaped box.
The reason for release of the only special edition timepiece in the Millenary Pianoforte line was the musician John Legend’s desire to raise funds for his Show Me Campaign
. The latter is aimed at the poverty reduction all over the world by means of teaching regular profit practices in developing countries. The backside of this watch shows the engraved image of John Legend as well as his signature.
For now the John Legend Audemars Piguet Millenary Pianoforte
timepiece is put up for an auction at CharityBuzz.com. The estimated price of the item amounts to 32,500 dollars, that is in line with the unique look of the watch and it is just 1000 dollars higher than its retail price.
This model is meant for both charity enthusiasts and John Legend’s fans, who also happen to appreciate beautiful Audemars Piguet Swiss watches.
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Jun 04, 2009
Bedat & Co's Ref. 384 watch read more
in tonneau shape has proved to be one of the most successful creations of the Swiss brand for the period of over twelve years.
For 2009, Bedat & Co enlarges this remarkably elegant collection of watches for women with the newly fresh variations
focused on the beauty of Imperial Topaz as well as garnet vanadium.
The delicate tonneau-shaped case
of the Bedat & Co Ref. 384 timepieces is made of stainless steel. On the dials one can see expressive Roman numerals arranged in a way influenced by Art Deco. The logo of Bedat & Co substitutes the 8 o’clock marker.
Straps made of satin perfectly fit the stones, decorating the case. The variation with Imperial Topaz matches a soft pink strap and the one with garnet vanadium in changing chameleon color makes a wonderful pair with a light green strap. Both women's watches
are secured to the wearer’s wrist by means of a tang buckle made of polished stainless steel.
Both models are powered by battery-controlled Swiss quartz movements
. Just like all the items manufactured by Bedat & Co, these watches are given a 5-year warranty
as well as an A.O.S.C. certificate (Appellation Luxury d'Origine Suisse Certifiee).
The certification in question guarantees the Swiss origin of the different component parts along with the experts’ competency behind their manufacturing.
Jun 03, 2009
The R&D 01
stands out due to the unique position of its push-pieces
it has on the left side. This facilitates operating the functions of the chronograph for racing drivers.
In the meantime, the crown
, having a smooth and curved incorporated crown-shield, is featured at 4 o’clock to make the timepiece really user-friendly.
The smooth, rounded crown-guard
with its form suggested by the air intake of a competition car, serves as a protector for both the date corrector and the crown. The manufactured movement can be seen through the case-back made of sapphire crystal. The case-back is fastened with six Imbus screws – the similar ones are used in the competition car construction.
model is manufactured according to the customer’s request in a black PVD steel limited edition in cooperation with Laurent Picciotto
, a true friend of Girard-Perregaux and a watch enthusiast.
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Jun 03, 2009
The minute repeater
has never ceased to be a leader among horological complications. Top-ranked all over the world, the minute repeater
has a complicated construction, the delicate parts of which can be fitted and adjusted by just a few competent master watchmakers only.
In 2008, Breguet presented a new design of these technological miracles, equipped with a completely reconstructed movement that incorporated new materials
as well as featured newly fresh positions for gongs, gong rests and hammers
Now, this patented technique is in use on Breguet minute repeater no. 7637
. Its large case
, sized 42 mm, performed in white or pink gold, accommodates a minute repeater movement, with the latter offering running seconds at 9 o’clock and a 24-hour sub-dial at 3 o’clock.
No repeater without chimes had been able before to produce the crystal-clear sound
coming out of the case. The color of the gold gongs coincides with that of the case, while the hammers made of hard metal have been exposed to polishing and beveling - quite an achievement for such an unyielding material.
The manual-winding movement can be seen through the case back made of clear sapphire crystal. It has been completely subject to chasing by hand in the very style of Brequet. The dial of the Breguet watch
is created in silvered 18K gold.
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Jun 02, 2009
The retro-touched Senator Sixties Square Chronograph
was a fascinating innovation presented by Glashutte Original at Baselworld, in 2009. A special design dates back to the times when geometrical shapes influenced to a considerable extent the fashion and art. So this timepiece is a smart combination of fine elegance and technical progress.
The Glashutte Original Senator Sixties Square Chronograph watch boasts a 42mm case
made of stainless steel. The bright polish, featured by this softly rounded square shape, places an emphasis on the sapphire crystal refinement. Looking through it, one can’t really tear the eyes from the curved dials
performed in black or matte silver, diamond-cut hour markers as well as the Arabic figures of the period-style.
There are two kinds of curved hands - the black dial enjoys the silver hands and the silver dial has the rose gold ones. Every little detail here adds to the retro image of the timepiece.
The fine stalk-type chronograph pushers
are one more thing, standing out here. Resembling the start and stop buttons of the chronograph watches that belonged to the 1960’s, these details make the watch really user-friendly.
The self-winding 39-34 caliber
with an exquisite decoration can be seen through the sapphire crystal exhibition window, accommodated in the case-back of the Glashutte Original Senator Sixties Square Chronograph.
Produced by Glashutte Original
, this movement demonstrates traditional features of Saxon watchmaking : three-quarter plate with a ribbed finish as well as a swan neck fine adjustment polished by hand.
The skeletonized central rotor
presents gilt double-G brand insignia and boasts a 21-karat gold mass, intended for optimizing the winding motion.
Due to a balance frequency amounting to 28, 800 vibrations per hour, the chronograph can measure certain time intervals within the accuracy of 1/8th second. The power reserve constitutes 40 hours.
A leather strap
, with large scales, made of Louisiana alligator, along with a tang buckle made of polished stainless steel, crowns the image of the Glashutte Original Senator Sixties Square Chronograph watch. The water-resistance of the watch is down to 30 meters.
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Jun 02, 2009
The manufacturers of professional watches for divers are always moving forward in their development. The advanced Rotation Safety System
was created by Oris as a result of the team-work with professional offshore divers.
The Oris ProDiver Chronograph watch
is the leader in the safety control as regards to the professional diving where the slightest inaccuracy can be irreversible.
On the rotating top ring there is a grip of the unique design
, manufactured of long-lasting, vulcanized, shock resistant rubber. It is necessary to lift the ring before turning it: thus, the level of protection can be increased twice as compared to the safety bezel of standard divers' watches.
However, the Oris ProDiver’s safety system is not limited by the one mentioned above. The light case made of titanium just as well accommodates a side safety barrier
with DLC-coating performed in black. This way the crown and the chronograph pushers happen to be protected and it is possible to screw them to the case.
In addition, the side safety barrier provides the Pro Diver with remarkable water-resistance down to 1000 meters
under the seawater. An in-built, automatic, self-regulating helium valve is specially intended for those professionals, whose job requires spending much time in a diving bell deep in the sea.
The chronograph counters
of the Oris watch
made in black and white provide the diver with even more exact timing. The white Superluminova coated hands and indices are distinguished by extreme visibility, no matter what depth the diver is at.
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Jun 01, 2009
Those who prefer mechanical watches can enjoy now Glycine‘s Airman 17
meant for the iPhone. This version indicates the hours, minutes, seconds, date and the second time zone.
The watch is equipped with the perfect movement, which can be seen through the display on its backside. The iPhone-Airman backside
accurately demonstrates an image of the winding oscillating weight in work. Surely a winding function is missing here, however the real admirers will be ecstatic about such extraordinary look.
There is a special slider
that enables easy operation of the second time zone. Due to the „prevent auto-lock“ function
the Airman Clock can successfully serve as a desktop clock, provided your iPhone is set in the dock.
Swiss Company Glycine Watch
earned its fame, manufacturing resistible top-quality pilot and diving watches as well as chronographs. The first models of Airman watches were released in 1953 and it was a real breakthrough then. The models of the kind are still available.
The special application for the iPhone and the iPod touch was created for Glycine in Berne, Switzerland in collaboration with Uhrsachen. The latter is widely famous for its up to date stores in Europe.
Feel free to download the application in Apple‘s AppStore. The access is possible with any iTunes account.
Jun 01, 2009
A while ago, when available for sale, the original Ebel Classic Hexagon Dual Time watch
happened to be my top preference. The wide case, sized 45.4mm, amazed by its openess and extremely unsophisticated time zone, which presented no difficulty in reading and setting it.
Looking at the timepiece, one couldn’t help admiring both the splendid polish and the presentable hour markers along with its dial of three dimensions.
At the moment a white variant of the Ebel watch
with the Classic Hexagon as its base is produced and displayed for sale by Ebel. This is a great watch for summer, very eye-catching and not heavy. The date shown in big figures and the GMT second time zone can be seen on the dial.
The steel case
is distinguished by a two-variant finish - a brushed and a polished one. The brushed finish is applied to the most part of the case with a special accent on the bezel screws area to provide the wearer with the unique sense of quality. The polished finish covers most of the dial space. The interior life of the Ebel watch
is represented by an automatic mechanical movement
As a man you probably don’t feel at ease having on your wrist a white watch? Of course, it is unusual in a way. In spite of the fact that the case is made of steel and the dial has some gold on it, both the face and the alligator strap are performed in rich white. The face is represented in light silver to be exact. Wearing this white watch you can challenge the world around!
You may get a wonderful surprise, having it on with different kinds of clothes. It definitely contributes to your look some extra confidence and refinement.
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May 28, 2009
Citizen unveils the AIBATO M watch offering Bluetooth support.
The new Citizen watch boasts not just a wireless connection to a mobile phone. It also provides remote camera control, implying the watch wearer can remotely trigger his/her camera shutter via the timepiece. It accesses e-mails, phone calls and messages.
The Citizen AIBATO M Bluetooth watch
has been created in two colors - the black version is coupled with a rubber strap, while the silver version goes on a metal bracelet. The Bluetooth watch weighs just 100 grams.
To charge the AIBATO M watch, it is necessary to use the supplied kit dock and the full battery charge will make up for 5 days.
When you get phone calls or messages, the wristwatch displays a warning. It is also possible to adjust the sound or vibration signal.
The Citizen AIBATO M Bluetooth watch may be used together with some certain models of Sharp and Softbank handsets. It will be available for sale in Japan starting with July 1 2009.