Apr 02, 2008
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has incorporated an absolutely unique and innovative technology. The watch is equipped with the retrograde seconds mechanism that is constantly on the move. It provides a non-stop visual delight, enhanced by the regular ballet of a hand marking off the time in ten-second segments alternating with an instant retrograding motion.
The spectacular cam mechanism is visible so as to allow the wearer to see it in action. The cam is fitted on a plate designed specifically to feature its operation in the best possible way. It is composed of six teeth and rotates once per minute. It releases a titanium lever displaying a ten-second measurement with help of a blued steel hand.
Apr 01, 2008
The House of Cartier has started a new chapter of its history, having opened up a workshop in the canton of Geneva. Since 1981, Cartier International SA, has been established in Geneva. The new workshop testifies the brand's intention to subscribe to the traditional values of excellence of Swiss watchmaking.
Cartier has opened an assembly and final adjustment workshop in Meyrin that employs ten highly experienced and qualified watchmakers to start with and set to grow very rapidly. The new workshop confirms Cartier' s priority of being based in the heart of Geneva, the birthplace of most prestigious watchmaking.
Apr 01, 2008
As an active supporter of cinema and the arts, Piaget hosted the New York screening of 'Flawless,' directed by Michael Radford and starring Demi Moore and Michael Caine.
Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe cooperated with Piaget to select the jewelry to finely compliment Ms. Moore's Chanel white trench dress. The actress selected Piaget's 18k yellow gold 'Honey' inspired earrings accented with diamonds and the brand's Possession 18k-white-gold diamond ring paved with 122 brilliant-cut diamonds.
Tallulah Willis, Demi Moore's daughter and a new Piaget's friend, was wearing Piaget's 18k white gold Magic Hour ring sparkling with 260 brilliant-cut diamonds and a majestic white opal center stone.
Apr 01, 2008
In 2003, A. Lange & Sohne unveiled the Grand Lange 1 created exclusively for the aficionados of sophisticated mechanical timepieces with slightly larger cases. The latest version of the watch features a new monochrome dial design.
The new Grand Lange 1 is developed in yellow gold, pink gold, and platinum with matching monochrome solid-silver dials in champagne, argente, and rhodie. The watch is equipped with an exclusive manually-wound movement finished to Lange’s highest quality standards. The mechanism with the twin mainspring barrel provides a power reserve of more than three days. The timepiece demonstrates the progressive power-reserve indicator, and the patented outsize date.
Mar 31, 2008
DeWitt Academia Night Chronograph will be unveiled at Baselworld 2008. The new watch spotlights the complex 43mm Academia case crafted in 18K pink gold or a combination of pink and white gold.
The guilloche dial features a black and white color scheme in harmony with the unique sequential chronograph seconds display found at 9 o'clock. The DeWitt Academia Night Chronograph is equipped with an automatic movement offering a 48-hour power reserve.
Like each DeWitt movement, the mechanism has been constructed by a single watchmaker of the brand.
The timepiece has incorporated sapphire crystals on both sides. It boasts 30-meter water-resistance and goes on an alligator or rubber strap.
Mar 31, 2008
The House of Cartier, one of the most famous and prestigious watch brands in the world, has joined the extremely limited group of watch manufactures certified to display the highly sought-after Geneva Seal. Cartier master craftsmen have developed and crafted the calibre 9452 MC now crowned by the prestigious certification.
The Geneva Seal dates back to the 19th century, initiated by a guild plagued by counterfeit products. Nowadays it is the true symbol of watchmaking perfection. The certification was enacted into law in 1886, thus representing one of the oldest professional labels. The Geneva Seal is recognized as an indication of independent origin and a guarantee of perfect quality.
Mar 31, 2008
In 1883, there was founded the Association of watch manufacturers and retailers that gradually evolved into Alpina. The members of the association named themselves affectionately the 'Alpinists'.
With help of highly qualified manufactures, the Association initiated the development of its own calibers and enlarged its distribution network. Ebauches were produced by the Alpina Ebauche Factory in Geneva owned by Duret and Colonnaz, which greatly contributed to the construction of the first Alpina calibers.
Final steps in the manufacture of the calibers were taken in Bienne, the place of the headquarters of the Association as of 1890.
Mar 31, 2008
The Pasha Seatimer chronograph watch is equipped with an automatic mechanical movement - Cartier calibre 8630. Besides the hours, minutes, seconds, and chronograph functions, the watch provides the calendar function through the small window at 4.30.
The unidirectional rotating bezel crafted in graduated steel sports luminescent markers. The black ceramic bezel ring is embellished with clou de Paris decor. The steel 42.5 mm case of the Cartier Pasha Seatimer has incorporated the steel crown cover and chronograph push-pieces with black ceramic clou de Paris decor.
The matt black varnished dial is characterized by supreme elegance. The watch goes on a steel bracelet encased in black rubber.
Mar 29, 2008
Concord has provided an image of the Concord C1 Worldtimer watch to be soon unveiled at Baselworld 2008.
The company has not mentioned any technical characteristics yet, on the photo you will notice a rotating world time indicator visible through a semi-circular aperture in the black carbon fiber dial featuring the bold combination of colors. The C1 Worldtimer also spotlights a date display and sweep seconds.
It is equipped with a self-winding Swiss movement.
Mar 28, 2008
Richard Mille will act as the leading sponsor and official timekeeper of the Le Mans Classic, to take place on July 11-13, 2008. The fourth edition will become one of the key events for motor racing fans.
In 2002, Richard Mille also offered its support to the first edition of the Le Mans Classic, a retrospective of the legendary Le Mans 24 hour-race. The event enjoyed a remarkable success and is organized every two years.
This year Richard Mille will actively participate in a Lola T70, entered in group 6. Richard Mille will also enter a Matra 660/670, the winner of the Paris 1000 km in 1971, with Sir Jack Brabham at the wheel -his last race-, accompanied by Francois Severt.
Mar 27, 2008
Boucheron Ellipses Anniversaire watch collection reveals stylish and graceful, round and square timekeeping creations crafted in white or pink gold, united in strictly special editions.
The watches produce powerful visual effect due to rare differently-sized gems in a variety of blues or shades of yellow and orange. The diamonds and sapphires are set to create visual volume. Each series features its own original design. The galaxy of precious colored stones is springing from the golden dial to the case coupled with the pumiced shagreen straps.
The oval window opening into the case back allows to admire the atelier-made GP 4000 calibre and custom 150th-anniversary finishes.
Mar 27, 2008
The Richard Mille RM 020 has become the first ever pocket watch that incorporated a non-metallic movement plate produced from carbon nanofiber, the material initially applied in U.S. Air force jets, and characterized by high mechanical, physical and chemical stability. It is ideal for providing the stability of the going train under different conditions and temperatures.
The tourbillon escapement is driven by a double winding barrel. Both barrels are directly engaged to supply about 10-day power reserve.
The RM 020 goes on a titanium watch chain fitted with a quick attach/release mechanism. With the additional desk stand, it is transformed into a pendulette de bureau.
Mar 25, 2008
In 2001, Piaget constructed a new manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates, the suburbs of Geneva. The site shaped like a circle symbolizes a watch dial. Visitors enter the main building via a footbridge reminding the hand of the watch. The architectural concept pays much attention to light, due to large bay windows. Wood is much used both inside and outside, valued as a natural material that 'does not injure the precious metal, symbolizing the jewel-case.'
Piaget transferred more than forty specialist professions on-site, including gem-setting, machining bracelets and cases, polishing, assembly, casing-up and adjustment. A dedicated prototype workshop and an after-sales service are also there.
Mar 25, 2008
Luxury Swiss watch brand Pierre Kunz is the official watch of Ryan Seacrest, an American TV/radio host. Ryan built most successful career as the host of American Idol. He has also hosted E! News Live, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, and radio shows such as On Air with Ryan Seacrest, on KIIS-FM in Los Angeles and American Top 40.
Ryan has recently been sported with Pierre Kunz watches on his wrist at red carpet events, including The 2008 Academy Awards and on TV shows. Ryan wears the Pierre Kunz Grade Date – Second Retrograde, Retrograde Seconds and Triple Second Retrograde, estimated at about \$100,000.00. All the watches provide retrograde functions, a distinctive feature of the brand.
Mar 21, 2008
The new Armand Nicolet L07 watch belongs to the exclusive world of chronographs. The L07 has been created in a limited edition of 140 pieces. The timepieces have incorporated elegant dials and straps featuring an array of different color combinations.
Twenty pieces of the L07 are equipped with the prominent VENUS 175 movement with column wheel, while the rest 120 pieces are powered with the VENUS 188 fitted with 'navettes' system.
The Armand Nicolet watch is housed in a special wooden case accompanied by the Certificate of Authenticity. The L07 series is aimed to greatly appeal to watch connoisseurs who value not only perfect mechanical execution, but also the investment ahead in time.
Mar 20, 2008
The Fortis Square has a name reflecting the simplicity of the watch itself. Fortis is famous for its well-constructed professional watches highly-demanded among pilots, astronauts, and similar demanding users.
You will not find current Fortis watches relevant to jewelry watch category, as the latest watches of the brand are developed as functional timekeeping companions. Many of their cases are matte finished or sand blasted to acquire a decidedly sober look.
Mar 19, 2008
F.C. Internazionale, the prestigious Italian football club, commissioned Paul Picot to manufacture a watch that would incorporate the exceptional horological features and reflect the core values and long-standing tradition of the world-famous club. As a result, the horology world witnessed the birth of the Paul Picot Technograph F.C. Internazionale. The one-of-a-kind chronograph presentation of the watch features two superimposed dials with the hour and minute display in the middle. On the upper dial, the F.C. Internazionale anniversary logo is spotlighted in gold, black and blue.
The Paul Picot watch is limited to 100 pieces in rose gold, 100 in white gold and 2008 in stainless steel.
Mar 19, 2008
Once again, Vacheron Constantin has received the prestigious 'Best Men's Classic Watch' Award at the Middle East Watch of the Year Awards held in Dubai. The highly coveted award was given to the company for its Patrimony Contemporaine Retrograde Day and Date, the timepiece already voted Watch of the Year in Geneva, Switzerland.
The marvelous Vacheron Constantin watch has incorporated a double complication movement that belongs to the new generation of self-winding movements manufactured completely independently in the brand's workshops. Bearing the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva, the calibre 2460R31R7 housed in 18K pink gold case provides hour and minute, retrograde date and day functions.
Mar 11, 2008
New Rado Sintra Gold Jubilee is a harmonious, monochrome and dazzling timekeeping creation. The watch proudly demonstrates an eye-pleasing world first - the gilded ceramic finish. The exclusive gold finish that required years of research touches the Rado iconic Sintra case, bracelet and crown with a stunning brilliance. The tone-on-tone metallized sapphire crystal creates a golden flow reflecting the light.
The watch hugs the wrist with a gilded ceramic bracelet fitted with a titanium safety clasp to provide perfect elegance and comfort. The scratch-resistant gilded ceramic case of the watch is available in 4 sizes from S to XXL equipped with a quartz ETA movement also in 4 sizes: S to XXL.
Mar 11, 2008
Eterna is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the KonTiki model that accompanied explorer Thor Heyerdahl during his expedition in the Pacific. The dial reveals the outline of the Raroia atoll, destination of the expedition. The cross-stitching on the strap echoes the ropes used to build the KonTiki raft that inherited its name after the sun god.
The Eterna Kontiki Anniversary is developed in a limited edition of 50 pieces. The watch is equipped with an automatic movement - Eterna 3010 calibre. The 40 mm case is crafted in polished and satin-finished 18K pink gold. The functions of the watch are the following: hours, minutes, seconds and date. The screw-down back features KonTiki medallion