Apr 22, 2008
The Glashutte Original Sport Evolution Perpetual Calendar watch is characterized by high level of technical complexity. The timepiece has incorporated a Glashutte Original self-winding mechanism. It features a complex calendar displaying day, date, month, moon-phases and leap year, with automatic adjustment for the months' lengths.
The rotating bezel of the Glashutte Original watch offers a smart world time arrangement, so that the active traveler is able to keep track of time anywhere in the world.
The case is crafted from finely brushed stainless steel, with elegant polished contrasts on various elements. The bezel is knurled along its edge, offering an assured grip for easy rotation.
Apr 21, 2008
Graham Swordfish 'Ali Baba - 1001 Nights' has been produced in a limited edition of 40 exclusive pieces set in colorful, precious stones. Following the iconic Swordfish in stainless steel, 'Ali Baba' features variously-sized Diamonds, Emeralds, Rubies and Sapphires exquisitely set on the case, bezel, lugs, the two “portholes”, crown, push-button ends and dial.
Altogether, the Swordfish Ali Baba radiates with 61 Diamonds, 64 Emeralds, 42 Rubies, 57 blue, 48 yellow and 46 pink Sapphires for a total weight of 4.65 carats. A dash of 40 mandarin garnets complements the precious rainbow of gemstones, all provided with a certificate of Origin.
Apr 19, 2008
The Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce watch line destined for elegant ladies has been joined by a new haute joaillerie variation. The 18K white gold case of the watch is set with 387 round brilliant diamonds. The folding clasp is set with 86 diamonds; the crown is embellished with a single round brilliant diamond, mounted culet up.
The "Honey Beige" Aquanaut Luce joins the "Pure White", and "Mysterious Black" variants created before; the names have been suggested by the colors of the tropical rubber straps and embossed grid-pattern dials. Each Patek Philippe Ref. 5069G watch has a screw-down winding crown, and is 120-meter water resistant. It is powered by the self-winding 330 SC caliber.
Apr 18, 2008
The Patek Philippe World Time collection comprises timepieces highly sought-after by collectors. The 39.5-mm case of the World Time 5131 exclusive model is crafted in yellow gold.
The dial is decorated with an exclusive cloisonne enamel world map, while the bezel is embellished with nice engraving. The 24 time zones on the respective disks and the day/night indicator are characterized by perfect legibility.
The timepiece is equipped with an automatic, 240 HU caliber offering 48-hour power reserve. It is 30-meter water-resistant. The elegant look of the watch is further enhanced by a chocolate brown, hand-sewn, square-scaled alligator strap with 18K yellow gold folding clasp.
Apr 17, 2008
Parmigiani has partnered with Pershing, the Italian luxury yacht building company. To celebrate the alliance, Parmigiani created an exclusive collection of sports chronographs.
Inspired by the distinctive characteristics of the luxury yachts, the Pershing watch collection reveals imposing volumes and rounded forms of the hull, bringing it to life using noble materials - 18k rose gold and 950 palladium, a futuristic alloy, a feature of Parmigiani watches.
The dials spotlight the numerals immediately associated with the Pershing logo. The watches provide the following functions: a unidirectional rotating bezel and a tachymeter for calculating swimming speed, a large date and chronograph.
Apr 17, 2008
The Luminox Blackbird 9000s may be characterized as tough, military-looking watches. The stainless steel case is provided with black PVD coating to acquire cool, stealthy look.
The Luminox Blackbird 9032, one of the most popular models of the line, displays a smaller 24-hour quartz module embedded in the 6 o'clock portion of the watch's bracelet for tracking time in another time zone. This design of a GMT watch does not interfere with the readability of the main dial.
Other features of the watch are the following: internal rotating bezel, chronograph with three sub-dials, date function, 4-year lithium battery, 25-year-illumination-system, shock and water-resistance.
Apr 17, 2008
The Swiss watch brand Jaermann & Stübi unveiled its new watches at Baselworld 08. The timepieces of the brand are sure to become a real hit with golf lovers. The "St Andrews Links" collection has been elaborated together with the famous St Andrews Links golf course in Scotland. The St Andrews Links watch crafted from steel features the words "St Andrews Links" engraved on the bezel, while the coat of arms of the legendary golf venue are engraved on the back.
The peculiarity of the model is revealed through various elements in blue, the color of St Andrews. The engraving of Jaermann & Stubi and St Andrews Links names on the back reflect the exclusivity and sophistication of the golf watch.
Apr 17, 2008
The Luminox Navy Seal is a reasonably priced watch produced from relatively inexpensive materials, however it is a really sturdy construction. The solid polymer case has a unidirectional ratcheting bezel, protected crown and mineral crystal glass.
The watch is famous for its tritium gas tube illumination. The hands, hour markers, and the 'bezel pearl' have tritium gas tubes embedded in them to provide 25 years of continuous illumination.
The best way to describe the Luminox watch is to say it is a simple and functional timepiece offering accurate and reliable timekeeping and easy readability.
Apr 17, 2008
Active people looking for a good value in a rugged, dependable and attractive watch, will be pleased to discover Luminox watches, each with a unique self-powered illumination system guaranteed for 10 years, exceed all expectations.
LuminoxSport watches are especially highly-demanded. The brand's US Navy SEAL Dive watches are designed in conjunction with, and supplied to, the SEAL teams. This style is also available in a Ladies (3/4 Size) Dive watch.
Apr 16, 2008
The Glashutte Original NightShade Tourbillon is the first tourbillon model to enter the brand's luxurious Star Collection.
The watch's case is crafted from 18K white gold. The magnificent bezel is set with 44 baguette diamonds, while the faceted white gold crown radiates with a single diamond. The black dial reveals a one-of-a-kind design set with 107 round brilliant diamonds, forming a gleaming star, radiating outward from the panorama date display. An additional 15 diamonds have substituted the hour markers on the off-centered time display, and beneath it you will notice the flying tourbillon, designed to reflect the principles of celebrated Glashutte watchmaker, Alfred Helwig.
Apr 16, 2008
The Porsche Design Indicator P´6910 has just been launched. The beautiful timepiece features a rose gold and black-coated titanium case, along with amazing readability due to the typography, design and colours utilized.
Apr 14, 2008
For the cover of her latest album, Madonna has chosen to wear the brand's "Happy Diamonds" cross and a personalized diamond knuckle ring. Both items have been designed by Chopard Co-President Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele.
The ring reflects the spirit of Hard Candy describes by Madonna as "a juxtaposition of tough and sweetness." The jewelry item spells out the star hip-hop pseudonym, "M-dolla," in 258 brilliant-cut white diamonds. A Chopard signature mobile diamond is revealed in the flourish of the letter M.
Chopard has already created jewelry for Madonna's 2005 Confessions on a Dance Floor album - the unique pave diamond "Hung-Up" necklace. Hard Candy is set to be released on April 28.
Apr 11, 2008
Breguet reveals a unique Grande Complication pocket watch, based on the thorough historical study and three years of technical development.
The timepiece demonstrates a 46mm 18K yellow gold case equipped with a movement composed of over 800 hand-finished pieces. The masterpiece provides a variety of complicated functions: minute repeater, equation of time, perpetual calendar, power reserve, jumping hours, and thermometer.
The Breguet Grand Complication Ref. 1160 watch is devoted to the legendary 'Marie Antoinette' watch, commissioned from Abraham-Louis Breguet for Queen Marie Antoinette of France, by her secret admirer. It was completed only four years after Breguet's death.
Apr 11, 2008
Two years after marking the Overseas' 10th anniversary, Vacheron Constantin has enlarged the celebrated line with two new models. The watches are created to make one feel the spirit of travel: the Overseas Dual Time, featuring useful functions with a diamond setting, and a new elegant pink gold version of the Overseas Chronograph.
The Overseas line is ideal for frequent travelers. Since the initial timepieces were launched in 1996, Vacheron Constantin?s Overseas watches, dynamic and sporty, elegant and distinguished, have been chosen as faithful companions to international travelers who appreciate in search for technical and aesthetic excellence.
Apr 11, 2008
Previously placed in a corner of the Chopard stand, this year at Baselworld de Grisogono presented its latest novelties in its very own showcase, surrounded by the most renowned luxury names. The brand's space at the show spread over 560 square metres. Sitting on a metal structure weighing about 30,000 kilos, it is enveloped in a giant jewel composed from a great number of black diamonds, each with a luminous diode in its centre representing a white diamond. The two de Grisogono symbols!
In 2008 the brand joins the circle of great watchmakers, having unveiled two outstanding watches: Meccanico dG with a digital time display driven by a mechanical power supply; Otturatore with a mobile dial.
Apr 10, 2008
For sale Montega R9 for Sale or Trade
Description: Created by Marc Chatila, the R9 is distinguished by its sophisticated and definitively avant-garde construction. Like a puzzle, the case and bracelet consist of 40 elements all screwed together with no soldering whatsoever. Developed exclusively for Ronaldo, Montega's ambassador, the chronograph features a 45-minute counter, an allusion to the world of football.
Series - 5166 of 19999
Model: R9 Serie limite numrote
Movement: Automatic Dubois-Depraz, for
Montega Rotor decorated with
Cites de Geneve and enamelled
engraving of Montega's
Function: Hours, minutes, seconds, date,
chronograph, COSC certified
Apr 08, 2008
In 2007, Chopard acquired the world’s biggest chameleon diamond weighing 31.31 carats. The chameleon diamond enters an elusive category of green diamonds. It possesses the extraordinary property of changing color. If you heat it for a few seconds or plunge it into darkness, its beautiful olive green is in no time transformed into a rich, almost bright bronze-yellow.
Now Chopard reveals the biggest chameleon diamond at the centre of a ring, surrounded by yellow diamonds. The fine jewellery creation, designed by Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele, has been presented at Baselworld 2008.
The chameleon ring features the oval cut of the diamond with a delicate pave setting of tiny yellow diamonds.
Apr 07, 2008
Ebel has unveiled a new interpretation of the Beluga watch, a true symbol of femininity. The original version of the timepiece was presented in 1985. The new Beluga watches have been created in a choice of stainless steel or 18K gold, and radiate with majestic diamond-setting, enhancing the line's prestige and luxury. Ebel ambassadress Gisele Bundchen will take part in the brand's new advertising campaign coinciding in time with the launch of the new models.
Each variation of the Ebel Beluga watch reveals a mother-of-pearl, silver, or slate dial sparkling with 12 Top Wesselton diamonds replacing the hour markers. 46 round brilliant diamonds in six different sizes are set on the case.
Apr 03, 2008
Zenith marked the first half of 2008 by the creation of the 8800 Tourbillon Zero-G (zero gravity) movement, a major innovation in the horology world. The groundbreaking system has incorporated a gyroscope cage tourbillon and constant horizontal escapement, implying the mechanism avoids the gravity effects, thus providing considerably greater accuracy.
The Defy Classic and Defy Xtreme collection is joined by the SEA ranges characterized by a distinctly nautical look. Defy Classic has housed three new complications into all-gold cases, while Defy Xtreme delivers a powerful message with a much bolder Stealth watch. The new Zenith watches are crafted in innovative materials such as ZENITHIUM.
Apr 03, 2008
Tourbillon, an amazing horological complication invented about 200 years ago, is still one of the most fascinating features a timepiece may offer. A. Lange & Sohne has developed the new Cabaret Tourbillon peculiar for the first stop-seconds feature ever implemented in a tourbillon caliber. The timepiece has incorporated a manually wound Lange manufacture calibre L042.1.
The Cabaret Tourbillon encompasses the following functions: hours, minutes, and small seconds; power-reserve indicator (for 120-hour power-reserve); one-minute tourbillon with patented stop seconds. The crown is used for winding the watch and setting the time. The pushpiece at 2 o'clock is necessary for date correction.