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New Watch from Alpina Geneve

Mar 10, 2008
Alpina Geneve is marking its 125th anniversary with the presentation of the first movement to be developed entirely in its own workshops.

Inspired by the distinctive angular design of the celebrated Extreme Avalanche Regulator, the new Alpina watch features its own peculiarities: the case is a little smaller and the dial skillfully designed to create ideal harmony with its size.
The watch has incorporated an automatic, manufactory-made AL-950 regulator caliber beating at 28,800 vib/h, offering 48-hour power reserve.

The Alpina Manufacture Regulator provides the following functions: hours, minutes and date.
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Phantom Watch from Bell & Ross

Mar 10, 2008
The new Bell & Ross BR 01 Tourbillon bears a mysterious name of 'Phantom'. It is available in a limited number of 18 pieces.

The black carbon fiber dial features the hands and indexes coated in photo-luminescent substance to provide perfect time readability even in the night darkness. Almost unscratchable, its coating is glass bead blasted titane with Diamond Like Carbon.

The Bell & Ross Phantom, with 46-mm case, is equipped with the BR01 Tourbillon movement with carbon fibre mainplates and black gold tourbillon carriage.

Here are the watch's functions: hours, minutes, 120 hour power reserve indicator, and trust index. The Bell & Ross watch boasts 100-meter water-resistance.
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Tissot Moto GP Limited Edition '08 for Motorbike Aficionados

Mar 10, 2008
Tissot Moto GP Limited Edition '08 is a new flamboyant yellow timepiece in a limited edition of 8002 pieces. The watch aimed to win the hearts of motorbike aficionados is closely related to the world of extreme motor-biking. It features stainless steel and carbon fiber case and black carbon dial. The stylised rotating bezel is marked with the 18 world championship MotoGP 2008 circuits.
The Tissot watch, equipped with a quartz movement, provides the following functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph, and tachometer. The 100-meter water resistant construction has incorporated an interchangeable engraved back and goes on a yellow tyre-track rubber strap with engraved folding clasp.
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New Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon Regulator

Mar 08, 2008
The new Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon Regulator features a freshly-designed, larger, ideally balanced tonneau case.

The latest addition to the brand’s iconic Malte line is characterized by tighter lines and more assertive style. The creators of the model opted for more compact horns to make them provide the ultimate in comfort. They smartly integrated the strap and case by the new satin-finished lug-covers.

The 30-meter water-resistant case is coupled with a domed sapphire crystal prolonging the lines of the bezel. The brand’s watchmakers designed a mechanical movement - the 1790R calibre - that fits perfectly into the geometric shape of the case.
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New Movado Museum Watch

Mar 08, 2008
Movado, highly appreciated for its modern design aesthetic, introduced a limited edition of 25 skeleton timepieces in pink gold featuring the brand's iconic Museum dial. The new watches reveal the Movado distinctive single dot dial design. The peculiarity of the model is a larger dot-shaped sapphire crystal aperture at 6 o'clock that allows watch aficionados to admire the red Movado 'M' and the movement's elegant regulating mechanism. The watches have incorporated manual-winding skeleton ETA caliber 6498.2 housed in 18K gold 45-mm cases.
The watches provide the following functions - hours, minutes, and small seconds. The model goes on the black alligator strap fitted with a pink gold buckle
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Pierre DeRoche SplitRock Big Numbers Orange

Mar 08, 2008
The Pierre DeRoche SplitRock Big Numbers Orange catches attention by its resolutely contemporary appeal, its depth and impressive contrasts - it spotlights four large atypical numbers in orange. It provides the following functions - hours, minutes, small seconds, date, and chronograph.

The exclusive chronograph with three concentric hands (60-second, 60-minute, 12-hour) has three functions displayed on the same counter, a peculiarity of Pierre DeRoche. The watch is equipped with an automatic movement, a Dubois Depraz caliber with pierced and engraved rotor.

The case of the timepiece is crafted in polished and satin-finished 316L steel. It goes on a black orange-stitching crocodile strap.
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Van Cleef and Arpels Charms

Mar 07, 2008
Van Cleef and Arpels Charms is a delicate ladies' watch fascinating by its perfect elegance. The round 18K case demonstrates an Alhambra inspired guilloche dial and a majestic bezel set with several lines of diamonds.

The watch's peculiarity is a delightful charm dangling from the bezel. It is shaped as a diamond-set Alhambra motif. Fixed to the side of the case on a moving bezel, the four-leaf clover moves with the wearer's hand. Van Cleef and Arpels Charms is available with interchangeable colored straps, in leather or black satin equipped with 18K gold buckle.

The timepiece is equipped with a Swiss Quartz movement.
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Antiquorum to Hold a Remarkable Sale

Mar 07, 2008
Antiquorum marks the beginning of 2008 with a remarkable sale to offer over 800 lots. This first Spring auction named Important Collectors' Watches, Pocket Watches and Clocks will take place at the Grand Hotel Kempinski in Geneva on March 15 -16. The beautifully designed catalogue presents important timepieces symbolizing several centuries of fine watch making, with a private collection of Jaeger LeCoultre watches among many others.

The Antiquorum auction will be followed by a thematic sale in New York - 'Revolution: The Evolution of Rolex Sport Watch'. It will be held on April 17th after special European preview organized in Geneva during the first two days of the SIHH show on April 7-8.
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New Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk Pro 1000 M Watch

Mar 06, 2008
The new Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk Pro 1000 M is to be presented at SIHH 2008. The diver's watch has a 44mm brushed stainless steel case. Its unidirectional rotating bezel is equipped with a black rubber graduated ring for dive time calculation. The matte black dial spotlights applied rings for the power reserve indicator and sub seconds display. The hands and hour indices demonstrate bold luminous applications to guarantee perfect visibility in low light conditions.
The protected screw-down crown and case-back, and a thick sapphire crystal allow the watch to withstand pressures even at 1000 meters depth. The watch is equipped with Girard-Perregaux GP033RO self-winding manufacture movement
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Titanic-DNA rusted steel T-oxy III Chronograph from Romain Jerome

Mar 06, 2008
Titanic-DNA rusted steel T-oxy III Chronograph is created by Romain Jerome in tribute to the Giant of the Seas, as an ultra-virile interpretation of the traditional chronograph. The bezel is crafted in rusted steel from the wreck found 3840 meters under the sea and steel from the Irish shipyards where Titanic was built.

The dial reveals the multi-level architecture. It acquired matt velvet finish for the back, a satin finish for the renowned transverse cross and the Roman numeral XII, snailed counters, and many variations of black, with texture and hues got through vaporizing charcoal dust from the legendary wreck itself. The small chronograph counters are designed to remind steam engines
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Legendary IWC Watches Brought Out Again as Vintage Models

Mar 06, 2008
IWC is introducing six legendary members of its most famous watch families - the Portuguese, Ingenieur, Pilot's Watch, Da Vinci, Aquatimer, Portofino - into the present day as vintage models.

The new timekeeping interpretations are equipped with contemporary, IWC-manufactured automatic movements or with hand-wound pocket watch movements. The six vintage models represent the true cornerstones in the IWC history.

Each of the models marked the beginning of a new era at IWC and formed the base for successful horological achievements in the fields of aviation, diving, engineering and complications, having become highly valued legends in collectors' circles.
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Ulysse Nardin Blue Seal Chronograph in Limited Edition

Mar 06, 2008
Ulysse Nardin recently presented its Blue Seal Chronograph to join the Maxi Marine collection. A rugged sports chronograph is equipped with a self-winding movement recording the seconds and minutes. It can be instantly put to zero over two pushers.
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Tiffany Opens Patek Philippe Salon in its New York Flagship Store

Mar 03, 2008
Tiffany Co and Patek Philippe announce the opening of a Patek Philippe salon to take place in April 2008. The salon, the first in the U.S., in Tiffany's New York flagship store, will exclusively showcase the renowned timepieces of the legendary watchmaker.
Located on the mezzanine in Tiffany's flagship store at 5th Avenue and 57th Street, the 3,000-square-foot salon will display Patek Philippe horological masterpieces.
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New Piaget Altiplano 40 mm

Mar 03, 2008
Piaget Altiplano 40 mm proves the brand's expertise in the realm of the ultra-thin. The new model is equipped with a state-of-the-art 12-lignes movement, Manufacture Piaget Calibre 838P, a 2.5-mm thick hand-wound movement. The watch features a slender, elegant case. The understated dial with simple or double transferred hour-markers and baton hands spotlights small seconds at 10 o'clock and a Piaget logo at 3 o'clock creating a harmonious overall effect.
The white gold case with a sapphire crystal back allows one to admire the beauty of the movement decoration - circular Cotes de Geneve and blued screws. A pink gold with a chocolate brown dial, and a platinum limited edition also available.
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Bressel Lady watch from JeanRichard

Mar 03, 2008
The Bressel Lady watch is created by JeanRichard as a harmonious blend of time and feelings. The majestic mother-of-pearl dial reveals the hours and minutes spinning around an off-centered axis. Four diamonds sparkle on the rose ultra feminine sub-dial. The small seconds are turning at 7 o'clock. The complications underline the original geometry of the display: the date positioned at 3 o'clock and the power-reserve designed as a stylized arrow between 4 and 5 o'clock.
The wave of passions rolls across the dial with the words 'Je t'aime, un peu, beaucoup, a la folie' scrolled out between the small seconds and the power-reserve display, thus indicating the time left before the next winding.
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Chopard Happy Sport Mark II Chrono All Black

Feb 29, 2008
Chopard Happy Sport Mark II Chrono All Black is monochrome, powerful and minimalist. The audacious and dynamic watch reveals brilliants whirling around the dial, as a refined touch of sparkle and light. The timepiece is created for active, sophisticated women in search for originality and avant-garde design. The quartz Chopard watch provides hours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph functions.
The case of the timepiece with the rotating bezel is crafted in black PVD-coated steel. The black dial spotlights 5 mobile diamonds. The watch goes on a black crocodile strap with polished blackened steel buckle. There is also a version of the watch with a diamond-paved bezel.
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Mogul Watch for Powerful Ladies from Century

Feb 28, 2008
The CENTURY's Mogul line has been joined by a new 18-K red gold timepiece. Originating from the storied Land of the Setting Sun, the name 'Mogul' today implies an assertive personality of power and influence.
Mogul, an exceptional jewelry watch, reveals the CENTURY sapphire case coupled with an 18-K red gold back. Master craftsmen of the brand have manually cut the sapphire and polished each of over 190 facets to create a shimmering crown of golden light. The magical 52 diamonds are set on and around the white mother-of-pearl dial. The composition is finely completed by a pair of red gold claws, each embellished with 18 diamonds linking the sapphire case frame to a white alligator strap.
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Patravi TravelTec FourX from Carl F Bucherer

Feb 27, 2008
The Patravi TravelTec FourX is a unique watch from Carl F Bucherer that has united 3 time zones and 4 materials: palladium, titanium, ceramics and rubber. The conception of the Patravi TravelTec GMT, introduced in 2006, required the clearly visible display of 3 time zones in parallel, implying an unprecedented integration of watch movement and case.
The timepiece demonstrates a skeleton dial revealing the gearing of the intricately decorated automatic movement. The refined date display is worth special attention - the numerals are milled out of the date rim and stay out of sight until they come into view against a red background in the date window.
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Pianoforte Millenary from Audemars Piguet

Feb 27, 2008
Audemars Piguet Pianoforte Millenary Watch fascinates by its pulsating design. The 18K white gold case, satin-brushed and polished or radiating with 311 brilliant-cut diamonds, reveals white mother-of-pearl dial with off-centered hour zone rimmed by a light decorative fillet. It features Roman numerals or a sparkling pave motif, and black piano keys. In the heart of the timepiece there beats the Audemars Piguet self-winding movement Calibre 3120. The direct-drive central seconds avoids friction. The cross-through balance bridge guarantees perfect reliability. A 60-hour power reserve provides running accuracy, a balance-stop device keeps the seconds hand motionless when the time is being set.
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Hublot Big Bang 'Aero Bang' for Baselworld 2008

Feb 25, 2008
Hublot Big Bang 'Aero Bang' to be unveiled at Baselworld 2008 reveals the movement through the intriguing black microblasted skeleton-like cut-out dial. The bold look of the dial is completed with satin-finished ruthenium-color applique index markers and sand-blasted ruthenium hands.
The 44.5-mm Big Bang case is crafted in satin-finished tungsten, the corrosion-resistant metal that is also used for the watch' s bezel and open case back. The unusual design of the watch successfully combines both sharp and round angles. The Aero Bang is equipped with a mechanical chronograph with automatic winding movement - Hublot HUB44 SQ caliber. The watch goes on an adjustable smooth black rubber strap.
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