Class-1 Chronoffshore Limited Edition from Edox

Jul 07, 2010
The famous watch company Edox is delighted to bring forth its Class-1 Chronoffshore Limited Edition model. This marvelous novelty is equipped with all features, typical for a sports watch. Endowed with a tachometric scale and a reliable Edox 011 calibre chronograph movement, this imposing creation offers certain technical upgrades over the Class-1 collection, issued in 2006.

The watch described is framed by the unidirectional, semi-ceramic, semi-steel bezel, which is now presented in two tones. The new interpretation is set in a steel case, featuring squarer horns and a sharper profile. The moulded push-pieces have given way to the conventional round push-pieces. The watch case is submersible to 500 meters.

Housed in the case is the black carbon dial, which further enhances the visual appeal of this virile model. Similar to other timepieces from Class-1 collection, the new product by Edox is teamed with a comfortable black rubber strap, which will surely win the hearts of the most discerning sportsmen.

Strictly limited to 250 pieces, the Class-1 Chronoffshore watch emphasizes the Edox status as the Official Timekeeper of the Class-1 World Powerboat Championship.

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Lotus Presents Its Ceramic Collection

Jul 07, 2010
The watch brand Lotus has recently introduced its most avant-garde collection into the increasingly competitive world of watchmaking. As its name suggests, the Lotus Ceramic line has been encouraged by ceramic. Regarded as the material of the 21st century, it lends the watches from the assemblage mentioned a distinctly sensual feel. This revolutionary material displays stylish finish, which intensively mirrors the color.

A perfect union of advanced technology, top quality and remarkable material of ceramic, the new collection is reserved both for men and women. The potential buyers are offered a variety of three-hand models, which strike the eye with the futurist design of the cases and bracelets.

With this collection, the watchmaking house of Lotus offers a delightful response to a wide range of customers’ tastes. Decked out in ceramic and steel, these timekeepers feature rectangular or square cases. They are complimented by pure dials, revealing a light texture and index or Arabic numbers. The bracelets proudly expose ceramic inserts, performed in white, black or blue. These stunning elements coordinate perfectly with the dials and cases, dressed in rose, black or steel.

Developed with scrupulous attention to detail in an unending quest for excellence, the watches from Lotus Ceramic collection will leave no one unmoved.

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Catch the Moon Timepiece Launched by Emile Chouriet

Jul 05, 2010
The illustrious watchmaker Emile Chouriet has brought forth a new model, romantically christened Catch the Moon. The main distinction of this product is its remarkable complication, executed entirely in the manufacture’s workshops. The creation of this marvelous model, fitted with a double time display, required two years of intensive efforts.

This timekeeper is adorned with a black sectional dial, indicating the time from 1 to 12 am and from 1 to 12 pm. The real eye-catcher of the display is the mysterious moon, which is kept company by ten charming stars, presented by scintillating diamonds. The total weight of these precious stones is equal to 0.07 carats. They light up the passing hours and allow the watch face to blossom. The progression of hours, seconds and minutes is marked by the white hands. The date indication is arranged at 6 o’clock.

Giving life to watch functions is the self-winding ETA 2834 movement, equipped with exclusive Montres Chouriet module. This extraordinary mechanism is housed in the imposing steel case. On the front side it proudly exposes a sapphire crystal. The same glass is used for the back side of the case. The model described is submersible to 30 meters.

The Catch the Moon timepiece is teamed with the black leather strap, which terminates in a folding clasp.

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Mondaine Unveils New Collection Of Retro Styled Watches

Jul 02, 2010
The Swiss watchmaker Mondaine has proudly unveiled a new series of retro-styled timepieces, reserved both for men and women.

A clever blend of elegant exterior and brilliant performance, each of these models catches the eye with the Mondaine signature dial, equipped with a red second hand. The brand’s craftsmen have outfitted every watch issued with understated lugs, which serve to unite the case and the genuine leather strap. Alternatively, the model can be mounted on the metal bracelet.

The emblematic dial of every watch from the line described is protected by the curved sapphire crystal, which further adds to a devastatingly chic retro style. The timekeepers are featured in a high polished stainless steel variation combined with a white dial or in a graceful matte brushed finish interpretation coupled with a black dial.

The new collection has been created in two sizes. The timepiece, featuring a 40 mm case, is intended for men. The model, measuring 28 mm in diameter, is meant for ladies. The male interpretation provides the additional functions of indicating day and date. The women’s version, meanwhile, offers only a date indication.

The latest Mondaine watches will surely attract the lovers of impeccable design and perfectionists that pay attention to the smallest of details.

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New HLc01 Watch Presented By Hautlence

Jul 02, 2010
Internationally identified as one of the most prestigious watch brands, Hautlence never loses its power to captivate its faithful admirers. This time, the company stunned the horological world by unveiling its head-turning HLc01 model, characterized by advanced technology and authentic craftsmanship. The letter “C”, included into the name of this bewitching watch, stands for “circle”, meaning the round shape of its elegant case.

Strictly limited to just 88 pieces, the new HLc01 timekeeper is dressed in titanium and white gold. Its case boasts diameter of 41 mm, a size which not typical for the brand’s collection.
The back side of the case is fitted with the sapphire crystal. The water-resistance of this model is ensured to 30 meters.

The watch in question shows off a dial, upon which can be found a jumping hour disc as well as a retrograde minute system connected by a patented system. Animating these useful functions is a mechanical manually-wound movement, whose inspiration was found in Calibres HL and HLQ. It boasts a power reserve of 40 hours. The fascinating details of this mechanism can be admired through the dial base, embellished with the “honeycomb” pattern.

The HLc01 timekeeper from Hautlence is teamed with the Louisiana alligator leather strap.

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Piaget Introduces Its 1200P Movement Inside Altiplano Watch

Jul 01, 2010
In order to mark the 50th birthday of its legendary caliber 12P, the world’s thinnest mechanical automatic movement at the time of its release, Piaget has introduced its new 1200P movement, which measures just 2.35 mm.

An impressive accomplishment in the high-end watchmaking, this ultra-thin self-winding mechanism has found a natural home in the classic Altiplano watch. Liberated from any unnecessary artifice, this model focuses on the essential: displaying the hours and minutes.

The caliber mentioned provides a power reserve of 40 hours. The entire mechanism is enclosed in the appealing pink or white gold case, which boasts a diameter of 43 mm. Its back side is fitted with a sapphire crystal. The watch case is held securely in place by the alligator leather strap. The Altiplano timekeeping companion has been issued in limited series of 235 items per each version.

Crafted with special attention to quality and detail, this timepiece from Piaget will surely appeal to the audience, looking for peerless functionality and supreme elegance.

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RM 019 Tourbillon Watch Restyled By Michelle Yeoh

Jun 30, 2010
The relationship between the accomplished actress Michelle Yeoh and Richard Mille came about when they were introduced to each other by Jean Todt. Quite soon it became obvious that both of them expressed keen interest in watches.

Elegant and sensual, Michelle Yeoh greatly impressed Richard Mille with her natural sense for luxury as well as her intuition as to what ladies prefer. Therefore, he willingly offered this talented actress to work on the RM women’s line and afterwards on jewellery. Michelle eagerly took up this challenge.

With the RM 019 tourbillon watch, as her first project, the actress was given a free hand to reveal her creative talents. When issued for the first time, this unisex watch was highly appreciated for a clever blend of superior craftsmanship and remarkable design.

Michelle Yeoh, however, came up with the idea of reproducing one of the models from the exclusive unisex collection, turning it into a highly-coveted women’s accessory. This RM 019 watch, reserved specially for ladies, is scheduled to be unveiled in 2010.

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Jumbo Jet XXL Edition Watch From Aristo and Bethge & Sohne

Jun 29, 2010
The prominent Bethge & Sohne horological company, founded in 1939, and the watchmaking house of Aristo have joined their forces in creating a stunning masterpiece, named Jumbo Jet XXL Edition. This novelty represents the “original B-watch” of the “German Air Force”, recognized as an icon in the field of pilot watches.

Produced by the two internationally-famous watch brands, this new timepiece is available with a 55 mm case. This impressive novelty proudly demonstrates a number of elements, which contribute to its unmistakable masculine appeal. They include the 24 mm-long second hand, originally intended for a dial gauge, the 10 mm-thick onion-shaped crown as well as the 24 mm-wide strap.

According to Wolfgang Bethge, co-partner of the Richard Bethge GmbH, the highly qualified specialists have developed this extraordinary watch upon the request of men with big wrists. Designed to meet the highest expectations of these particular customers, such dial and case have been used for Jumbo Jet XXL edition only.

Hansjorg Vollmer, CEO of the Aristo Vollmer GmbH, has pointed out that this model, already regarded as a coveted object among collectors, is destined to become a true classic.

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New Watch Brand Unveiled Today at Watchismo - 666 Barcelona!

May 03, 2010
Always on the hunt for the coolest new timepieces, Watchismo discovered this very unique watch brand in Barcelona Spain called "666 Barcelona". It took less than a minute to know that we had to introduce this collection worldwide! From the creative minds of Spanish industrial designers Ferran Serra & Oscar Vera of Serradelarocha, they have assembled an entirely original wristwatch collection for men and women with unconventional tastes in timepieces. Each watch different from the last but all with distinctive design, personality and soul.

They were just unveiled today and you can see the full collection at Watchismo.
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Halbard Rioga Egoist - Robust and Refined

Apr 22, 2010
The small boutique watchmaking house Halbard Rioga has recently issued a fascinating Egoist watch. The originality of this model lies in the combination of masculine styling, unique materials and lots of handwork applied to each timepiece. This watch is designed for self-confident strong men who like to attract attention. Egoist’s design is robust and refined at the same time.

Still, Halbard Rioga watch is an utterly functional, tough instrument proper for working in severe conditions. The case is made of black polished ceramics. Along with sapphire crystal it is extremely hard, sharkskin strap is lasting. This new timekeeper is powered by the time-proved Swiss automatic ETA 2824-2 movement. The watch size is suitable 38mm but the watch doesn’t look small because its diagonal size comes to 50mm. This timepiece will surely thrill watch enthusiasts with not very big wrists.

Halbard Rioga watches are issued in limited number. Each watch is polished, assembled and tested by hand and has individual number. Halbard Rioga provides life-time after-sales service for each “child” it gave birth to.
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Savonnette Pocket Watch from Mondaine

Apr 05, 2010
The horological company Mondaine has pleasantly surprised the watchmaking world by launching its novel hunter model, named Savonnette. A lovely accessory, this pocket watch will surely thrill the public, that knows how to appreciate appealing designs and remains indifferent to wristwatches.

To automatically open the brushed stainless steel cover, it is necessary to press on the crown. Thus, the watch owner will be able to admire the white dial, protected by a convex mineral glass.

The display of the novel pocket watch includes black hour-markers.

The Savonette timekeeper relies on a Quartz Ronda 313 movement, which provides the essential functions of hours, minutes and seconds. The mechanism mentioned is housed in a stainless steel case, which boasts a diameter of 48 mm.

The new product from Mondaine is accompanied by a 41 cm chain with a swivel clasp. This novelty creates a striking balance of traditions and modern design trends.

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Louis Golay Introduces Pearls of Time Watch

Mar 12, 2010
A watchmaking house with a rich history, whose seeds were sown over a century ago, Louis Golay continues to flourish today at the same intense pace.

Now, the company is proud to unveil its new Pearls of Time watch. It strikes the eye with the brand’s famous square pearls, which embellish the watch dial and the middle of the case. The dial is adorned with 92 pearls, whereas the case middle exposes 17 pearls.

These jewels harmonize perfectly with 448 scintillating diamonds set on the bezel, middle, horns and crown. The overall weight of these precious stones totals to 2.9 carats.

The Pearls of Time watch relies on a self-winding movement. It offers the basic functions of indicating hours and minutes. The heart of this model is inserted in an 18K white gold case, which measures 35 mm in diameter.

This marvelous creation from Louis Golay is accompanied by a satin strap, finished with an 18K white gold buckle.

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Catena Unveils Horseshoe Chronograph

Feb 26, 2010
The watchmaking house Catena has again surprised its admirers by launching a breathtaking Horseshoe Chronograph. As its name suggests, the model is presented in the form of horseshoe. It strikes the eye with exclusive black PVD and pink gold finishing, which produces refined contrasts between the case and the dial. Elegant and functional, this timepiece will become a coveted accessory for modern men.

This new timekeeper is powered by the quartz chronograph movement. It brings to life the functions of hours, minutes, seconds, date and that of chronograph.

The Horseshoe Chronograph has adopted a black PVD-treated steel and pink gold or stainless steel case. On the front side it features a curved mineral glass. The water-resistance of the case is down to 50 meters.

The watch dial is clothed in black. Set within the dial are 30-minute, 60-second and 1/10-second counters, located at 10, 6 and 2 o’clock correspondingly. The date aperture is positioned at 6 o’clock.

The alluring creation, manufactured by Catena, comes with a black leather strap or steel bracelet, which joins to a buckle.

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Hamilton Pulsomatic Watch From Hamilton

Feb 24, 2010
To celebrate the 40th birthday of its first digital model, the Hamilton brand has released a novel Hamilton Pulsomatic watch, endowed with automatic technology. Distinguished by a science-fiction design, the new model is not inferior to its famous predecessor, regarded as the first computer ever exposed on the wrist

At the heart of this intriguing creation beats a reliable self-winding H1970 calibre movement, which offers a 120-day power reserve. It serves to animate the functions of indicating hours and minutes and date.

The movement is incorporated into a case, encouraged by space-age televisions. It is rendered in stainless steel, black PVD and 4N PVD and features the dimensions of 49 mm x 39 mm. The case is armed with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The watch is capable of withstanding water pressure down to 50 meters.

Housed in the case is a black dial. A particular highlight of the Hamilton Pulsomatic watch is its digital liquid crystal display. This intriguing timekeeper is affixed to a steel bracelet or rubber strap.

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SWISSPACE Presents SwisSpace Black Watch

Feb 23, 2010
The new interpretation of the SwisSpace model from the eponymous brand is bound to thrill true watch enthusiasts. The timepiece is dressed in black almost from top to toe, except for the dial, performed with the addition of white color.

The last-mentioned element replicates the earth, observed from the space. The watch face is enlivened by the direct-drive centre seconds-hand, decked out in yellow. This bright component coordinates perfectly with the stitching on the strap.

Ticking inside this highly attractive creation is a quartz movement. It indicates hours, minutes and seconds. The mechanism is housed in a case, sculptured in steel and plastic. The case is fitted with a black PVD-treated steel bezel, which holds a curved sapphire crystal. The model has been tested to withstand water-pressure at 30 meters.

The black and white dial is equipped with luminescent hands. The luminous compound applied to them assures a good level of darkness visibility.

Fitting the SwisSpace timekeeper is a black croco-style strap, featuring yellow top-stitching and a buckle.

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Reconvilier Launches Hercules Classic Watch

Feb 22, 2010
The watchmaker Reconvilier is delighted to bring out its charming novelty, dubbed Hercules Classic. It artfully mingles the best Swiss watchmaking traditions with the cutting edge technology. The Hercules collection successfully conveys a true spirit of the brand and bears evidence to its rich history. This lovely model stands out due to its ultra-modern dial which makes a fine match with a case, designed in the classical style.

The Hercules Classic timekeeper accommodates a self-winding ETA 2824-2 movement. It provides the functions of hours, minutes, central seconds and date.

The new watch from Reconvilier has adopted a 42 mm case, rendered in stainless steel, 18K white or pink gold. It is capable of withstanding water pressures down to 50 meters.

The watch is enhanced by an extremely appealing dial, performed in white or black. It reveals oversized blue or silvered Arabic numerals. The dial is also equipped with a date aperture, located at 3 o’clock.

The men's watch is completed by a black or brown leather strap.

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Revue Thommen Unveils Heritage Collection

Feb 12, 2010
The top watch manufacture Revue Thommen is proud to announce a new version of its mysterious Square model. The latter was released in 1953 on the occasion of the watchmaker’s100th anniversary.

Although the 2010 model from the Heritage Collection is reinterpreted in a modern way, it still retains the brand’s iconic features: an in-house manufactured manually-wound movement, exquisite lines and quiet understatement.

Inside this appealing timepiece is the aforementioned brand’s proprietary hand-wound movement - GT 82 calibre. Adorned with 17 jewels, it provides a power reserve of 40 hours. The watch functionality includes hours, minutes and seconds.

All the technical secrets are enclosed in a case, crafted from 18K pink gold or stainless steel. It features the dimensions of 38.5 mm x 38.5 mm. On both sides the case is fitted with sapphire crystals. The water-resistance of the watch case is down to 50 meters.

The timepiece dial is offered in several variations: silvered, brown or black. A special eye-catcher of the dial is represented by the pink gold-plated Arabic and Roman numerals. The face of the watch is also completed with the finely guilloched small seconds counter, positioned at 6 o’clock.

This novelty, issued by Revue Thommen, is teamed with an alligator leather strap.

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Catena Introduces Couture Timepiece

Feb 11, 2010
The watch manufacture Catena has recently issued a fascinating Couture watch, designed in the shape of horseshoe, which happens to be the brand’s logo. The originality of this model lies in the impeccable styling, alluring mother-of -pearl and a pink gold PVD-treated case, enhanced by the subtle interplay of diamonds. The final touch is provided by the ultra-modern bracelet. The timepiece will surely thrill watch enthusiasts in search for exclusivity.

This scintillating marvel is powered by a quartz movement. It focuses on the essential: displaying the hours and minutes.

The timepiece, produced by Catena, is cased in steel or steel with pink gold PVD coating. The case is endowed with a bezel, studded with VS diamonds. The overall weight of precious stones constitutes 0.5 carats. The bezel securely holds a sapphire crystal. The timepiece case is submersible to 30 meters.

The dial of the Catena watch has been created in two interpretations: white or black mother-of-pearl. It is equipped with massive Roman numerals or diamond hour-markers.

The Couture model is mounted on a black or white leather strap or steel bracelet with pink gold PVD treatment.

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Rocky II Series from Ernest Borel

Feb 10, 2010
The watch company Ernest Borel has recently introduced its new virile creation – Rocky II Series watch. Distinguished by a sporty design, it incorporates the following useful complications: large date, retrograde days and small seconds. This model is a must-have accessory for men, who are willing to express themselves.

Inside this spectacular timepiece is a Ronda 7004N quartz movement. It provides the functions of hours, minutes, seconds, date and retrograde days.

The Rocky II Series model employs a 42 mm case, rendered in satin-finished stainless steel. On the dial side it is protected by a glareproofed sapphire crystal. The water-resistance of the case is down to 50 meters.

Housed in this watch case is an attractive dial, performed in yellow. It displays the retrograde days at 12 o’clock. The dial is also completed with the small seconds counter and the double large date exhibition window, positioned at 6 o’clock.

The novel men's watch from Ernest Borel is teamed with a red-lined black polyurethane strap or stainless steel bracelet, which terminates in a steel folding clasp.

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GRIEB & BENZINGER: High End watches based on historic movements

Feb 10, 2010
GRIEB & BENZINGER craft unique wristwatches based on exceptional historic movements. With its mostly historic special machinery, the workshop reminds of an industrial museum and the spirit of Abraham-Louis Breguet.

Original movements with complications such as minute repeaters originally made by the greatest old masters of horology such as Patek Philippe built from around 1880 to 1920 are restored and modified here, using traditional handcraft from the old days when the historic movements have been built to create unique GRIEB & BENZINGER PLATNUM style timepieces on customer’s request.

Classic old watches are thus turned into new exclusive fine platinum masterpieces. Amongst other things, the conception is based on traditional – and nowadays very rare – techniques of craftsmanship for the finishing of the movements: skeletonising, engraving and guilloché by hand.

There are no more than a handful of specialists world-wide to master this art of traditional handcraft today. Thus only a maximum of ten restored timepieces per year are created in this classic and explicitly time-consuming way, each single one of them a true unicum.

The latest GRIEB & BENZINGER one-off is based on an Patek Philippe Minute Repeater movement built around 1887. This special movement has been modified into a GRIEB & BENZINGER style regulator – restored, guilloché, hand-engraved and coated with blue platinum to be ready to turn into a new exclusive solid of 130 g platinum case timepiece.
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