Friday, October 31, 2008

Temption watches-CURIE-Self winding mechanical watch with independent second time zone.





Technical Details:

Movement T 16.1 based on ETA 2893-2 with fine adjustment and incabloc,21 jewels,28800 semi-amplitudes/h,power reserve 42 hours
Finish:Rotor Geneva or circular stripes,engraved,bridges pearled ,partly blued screws

Central hour,central minute and central second
Central independent second time zone based on 24 h
Digital date indicator

Sapphire Glass on the top-inside anti reflex coated and sapphire glass bottom
Housing 42 mm,SST 316L,satinized,9.8 mm height
Water proof 100m
Screw on crown with integrated Onyx
Massive solid band (width 20 mm)-bolted with butterfly clasp
Leather band is also available.
Unisex model

Temption watches-CORA-Self winding mechanical ladies chronograph.

Temption Watches,the German manufacturer of finest self winding watches presents CORA, self winding mechanical ladies chronograph.Fabricated in a Case with a diameter of 29.2mm, it is the one of the smallest chronographs available today.











Technical details:
Movement :T 22.1 based on ETA 2094 with fine adjustment and incablos,33 jewels,28800 semi-amplitudes/h,power reserve 40 hours
Finish:Gold plated, rotor circular stripes,engraved,bridges pearled ,partly blued screws

Central hour,central minute and decentral second at 9
Central stop second,stop minute at 12,stop hour at 6
Date and day at 4:30 with rapid change mechanism.

Sapphire Glass on the top-inside anti reflex coated and sapphire glass bottom
Housing 29.2 mm,SST 316L,satinized,9.6 mm height
weight 42gm
Water proof 60m
Screw on crown with integrated Onyx and 2 screw on pushers with onyx cabouchons
Massive solid band (width 24 mm)-bolted with butterfly clasp
Leather band is also available.
world's Smallest chronograph

Temption watches-CM06-Self winding mechanical watch with Complications.



Technical details:
Movement T 16.2 based on Soprod 9075 with fine adjustment and incabloc,28jewels,28800 semi-amplitudes/h,power reserve 42 hours
Finish:Rotor Geneva or circular stripes,engraved,bridges pearled ,partly blued screws

Central hour,central minute and central second
Decentral week indicator with rapid change mechanism
Decentral date indicator.
Decentral power indicator.
Digital date indicator with a magnifying lens below the dial with rapid change mechanism

Sapphire Glass on the top-inside anti reflex coated and sapphire glass bottom
Housing 42 mm,SST 316L,satinized,11.8 mm height
Water proof 100m
Screw on crown with integrated Onyx and screw on pusher for rapid change of week
Massive solid band (width 24 mm)-bolted with butterfly clasp
Lunette can be used as a second time zone.
Leather band is also available.

Temption watches-CM03-Self winding mechanical watch with independent second time zone.






Technical Details:
-Movement T 16.1 based on ETA 2893-2 with fine adjustment and incablos,21 jewels,28800 semi-amplitudes/h,power reserve 42 hours
-Finish:Rotor Geneva or circular stripes,engraved,bridges pearled ,partly blued screws

-Central hour,central minute and central second
-Central independent second time zone based on 24 h
-Digital date indicator

-Sapphire Glass on the top-inside anti reflex coated and sapphire glass bottom
-Housing 42 mm,SST 316L,satinized,10.7 mm height
-Water proof 100m
-Screw on crown with integrated Onyx
-Massive solid band (width 24 mm)-bolted with butterfly clasp
-Leather band is also available.

Temption watches-CLASSIC-Self winding mechanical chronograph.








Technical Details:

-Movement T 17.1 based on Valijoux 7750 with fine adjustment and incablos,25jewels,28800 semi amplitudes/h,power reserve 42 hours
-Finish:Rotor circular stripes,engraved,bridges pearled ,partly blued screws

-Central hour,central minute and decentral second at 9
-Central stop second,stop minute at 12,stop hour at 6
-Date and day at 3 with rapid change mechanism.

-Sapphire Glass on the top-inside anti reflex coated and sapphire glass bottom
-Housing 43 mm,SST 316L,satinized,14.7 mm height

-Water proof 100m
-Screw on crown with integrated Onyx and 2 screw on pushers.
-Leather band (Calf) with all new flat single wing security clasp.

Temption watches-Cherubin-R Self winding mechanical chronograph with Rattrapante feature





Technical Details:

-Movement T19.1 based Vasljoux 7750 with fine incabloc;25 jewels,28800 semi amplitudes/h,power reserve 42 hours
-Finish:Rotor Circular stripes,engraved,bridges pearled,blued screws.
-Central hour,central minute,decentral second at 9
-central stop second ,central rattrapante,stop minute at 12,stop hour at 6,analog date at 3 h
-Heart beat scale
-spherical Sapphire glass on the top-inside anti reflex coated and sapphire glass bottom
-Housing 42 mm,SST 316 L,Satinised ,15.3mm height.
-Water proof 100m
-Screw on crown and pushers with integrated cabouchons
-Massive solid band(width 24mm)-bolted-with security butterfly clasp and hale link.
-Leather band

Cherubin R(R=Rattrapante) is being delivered in a piano black hi gloss wooden box with leather lining,which contains the watch with attached steel band and the leather bands is supplied as well-together with tools to change it.

Zenith - Star Rock El Primero & Star Rock Elite

Dedicated to determined, free women, who are Glamour yet Rock’n Roll, the world of Glam’Rock loves to play with contrast. This year, simplicity is the order of the day with stripped-down models that are perfectly in tune with the desire and needs of a working girl. Contemporary and citified, the steel cases set with 2.5 carats diamonds are mounted on crocodile straps.
Inside, they reveal wavy guilloche dials subtly picked out with diamond indexes. All white or all black but always resolutely modern, these new models are available in two sizes: a large size (37,5mm) with a choice of El Primero Chronograph or Elite movement, and a small size (32mm) with an Elite movement.
The totally hand-made automatic mechanical movement shows through the sapphire glass on the back of the watch.

Zenith Star Rock El Primero
Technical details
Movement
Caliber El Primero 4002
Automatic chronograph movement
13``` caliber
Diameter: 30 mm. Height : 6.50 mm
337 components
36’000 vibrations per hour
Power reserve over 50 hours
31 jewels
Measures short time intervals to a 10th of a second
Automatic winding in both directions
Central rotor on ball bearings
Bi-metal oscillating weight, decorated with stamped ZENITH numerals and stars

Functions
Hours and minutes in the center
Small seconds-hand at 9 o’clock
Date at 4 ½ o’clock
Central seconds-hand
30-minute counter at 3 o’clock

Case
Stainless steel
Diamonds version: set with white or black diamonds (approx. 2.5-ct)
Diameter: 37.5 mm
Diameter opening: 28 mm
Curved sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
Transparent sapphire case back engraved with ZENITH stars
Water-resistance up to 30 meters

Dial
Black or silvered dial with “Onde” guilloché pattern ;Indexes set with diamonds
Beveled window
Hands:Rhodium or ruthenium leaves

Strap
White or Black alligator strap
Buckle:Stainless steel triple folding buckle stamped with the ZENITH star on the cap

Zenith Star Rock Elite
Technical details
Movement
Caliber Elite 67
Automatic movement
11 1/2``` caliber
Diameter: 25.6 mm. Height : 3.81 mm
126 components
28’800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve over 50 hours
27 jewels
Automatic winding in both directions
Central rotor on ball bearings
Heavy metal oscillating weight, decorated with stamped ZENITH numerals and stars

Functions
Hours and minutes in the center
Central second

Case
Stainless steel
Diamonds version: set with white or black diamonds (approx. 2.5-ct)
Diameter: 37.5 mm
Diameter opening: 28 mm
Curved sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
Transparent sapphire case back engraved with ZENITH stars
Water-resistance up to 30 meters

Dial
Black or silvered dial with “Onde” guilloché pattern ;Indexes set with diamonds
Hands:Rhodium or ruthenium leaves

Strap
White or Black alligator strap
Buckle:Stainless steel triple folding buckle stamped with the ZENITH star on the cap

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Zenith Class Les Nouveaux Classiques Collection

These new models, featuring watchmaking simplicity and sobriety, are resolutely classical. The collection offers three models: a moon phase with triple calendar, a power reserve and an hour-minute-seconds hand with the seconds hand at the centre.
The case, aesthetically reminiscent of the 50s, is available in two sizes (XT: 44mm and T: 40mm) thus offering a perfect fit for any wrist. Available in rose gold with a silver dial or in stainless steel with a black or a silver dial they will adapt to any personality.
Furthermore, there is an emphasis on detail with the new « clou de Paris » guilloche and with “cabronés” indexes in solid gold or stainless steel. On the back of the watch, through the transparent glass it is possible to see the 4100, 6850 and 679 calibres perfected over twelve months in our watchmaking facilities. The art of discreet luxury and subtle refinement are at the core of these New Classics.

Class Moon Phase El Primero
Technical details
Movement
Caliber El Primero 4100
Automatic chronograph movement
13``` caliber
Diameter : 30 mm. Height : 6.20 mm
357 Components
36’000 vibrations per hour
Power reserve over 50 hours
31 jewels
22-carat Gold or metal oscillating weight with “Grain d’Orge” guilloché pattern

Functions
Hours and minutes in the center
Small seconds-hand at 9 o’clock
Triple calendar (day, date, month) with windows (available in GB)
Moonphase at 6 o’clock
Chronograph:Central seconds-hand(•)30-minute counter at 3o’clock(•)12-hour counter at 6 o’clock

Case
18-carat Rose Gold or Stainless steel case
Class Moonphase - Diameter: 40 mm; Diameter opening:32.5 mm
Grande Class Moonphase - Diameter:44 mm; Diameter opening:36 mm
Curved sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
Transparent sapphire case back
Water-resistance up to 30 meters

Dial
Silvered “Clou de Paris” guilloché dial;18-carat rose gold or rhodium hand-mounted applique roman numerals;Beveled windows
Hands:18-carat Rose gold or rhodium faceted hands

Strap
Handmade Black alligator leather strap
Buckle:18-carat Rose Gold or Stainless steel Class triple folding buckle
Bracelet:18-carat Rose Gold or Stainless steel bracelet with triple folding clasp.

Class Reserve De Marche Elite 44mm
Technical details
Movement
Caliber Elite 6850
Automatic Ultra-Slim movement
14 ¼ ``` caliber
Diameter : 25.6 mm. Height : 4.68 mm
179 Components
28’800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve over 50 hours
38 jewels
22-carat Gold or metal oscillating weight with “Grain d’Orge” guilloche pattern

Functions
Hours and minutes in the center
Small seconds-hand at 9 o’clock
Date at 4 ½ o’clock
Power Reserve indicator at 2 o’clock.

Case
18-carat Rose Gold or Stainless steel case
Diameter: 44 mm
Diameter opening:36 mm
Curved sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
Transparent sapphire case back
Water-resistance up to 30 meters

Dial
Silver “Clou de Paris” guilloché in the center.;18-carat rose gold or rhodium hand-mounted applique roman numerals
Hands:18-carat Rose Gold or rhodium faceted hands

Strap
Handmade Black alligator leather strap
Buckle: 18-carat Rose Gold or Stainless steel Class triple folding buckle

Also Available
Class Reserve De Marche Elite 37mm

Class Automatic Elite Central Second
Technical details
Movement
Caliber Elite 679
Automatic Ultra-Slim movement
11 ½ ``` caliber
Diameter : 25.6 mm. Height : 3.81 mm
126 Components
28’800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve over 50 hours
27 jewels
22-carat Gold or metal oscillating weight with “Grain d’Orge” guilloché pattern

Functions
Hours and minutes in the center;Central second on hour axis

Case
18-carat Rose Gold or Stainless steel case
2 Sizes :(1)Diameter:44 mm;Diameter opening:36 mm(2)Diameter: 37 mm;Diameter opening: 31.80 mm
Curved sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
Transparent sapphire case back
Water-resistance up to 30 meters

Dial
Silver or black with “Clou de Paris” guilloché pattern;18-carat Rose Gold or rhodium hand-mounted applique roman numerals
Hands:18-carat Rose Gold or rhodium faceted hands

Strap
Handmade Black alligator leather strap
Buckle:18-carat Rose Gold or Stainless steel Class triple folding buckle

Zenith Class New Vintage 1955

With this limited edition, ZENITH wanted to celebrate 1955, a year of utter success for ZENITH. A year marked, amongst other things, by Albert Einstein’s death, Rosa Park fighting against racism sitting in a bus traditionally reserved for « whites », Grace Kelly falling for the charming Prince Ranieri of Monaco, James Dean the icon of living fury as well as the elegant Clark Gable and Cary Grant.

All of the aesthetics of the 50s was reinvented to create this mythical and timeless piece. A redesigned rose gold case in contrast with the smooth grey dial, Delta indexes and a convex glass, assembled with nostalgia in order to obtain a perfect equilibrium.
ZENITH thus pays homage to a historical model by the Manufacture. In fact, the old version housed a 135 calibre, a manual movement chronometer, one of the best known in the history of watchmaking. For 5 years in a row (from 1950 to 1955) this movement was awarded the prize by the Neuchatel Chronometry Observer.



Technical details
Movement
Caliber Elite 689
Automatic Extra-flat movement
Chronometer COSC certified
11 ½ ``` caliber
Diameter : 25.6 mm. Height : 4.365 mm
146 Components
28’800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve over 50 hours
31 jewels
22-carat Gold oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” pattern

Functions
Hours and minutes in the center;Small second-hand at 6 o’clock;Chronometer

Case
18-carat Rose Gold case
Historical Crown of the 1955 Model
Diameter: 40 mm
Diameter opening: 34 mm
Curved sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
Transparent sapphire case back
Water-resistance up to 30 meters

Dial
Old Grey plain dial;18-carat Rose Gold hand-mounted Double Gadroons indexes
Hands:18-carat Rose Gold faceted hands

Strap
Handmade Black alligator leather strap
Buckle:18-carat Rose Gold Class triple folding buckle

Edition
Limited and Numbered Edition of 250 Pieces Only.

Zenith - Class Traveller Open Multicity El Primero & Class Traveller Multicity Elite

Multicity is the preferred watch by businessmen who want to wear the world on their wrist. This unique timepiece can in fact simultaneously show the time in 24 world cities. Thanks to a rotating disk indexed on the hour hand, it is possible to know the time in any time zone. The spiral design of the cities enables, at a glance, to live at the time in Tokyo, Paris, Moscow, New York or Shanghai.
Class Traveller Open Multicity El Primero, Rose Gold
Multicity is an elegant and refined timepiece both in terms of technology and aesthetics. This year, the fans of World Timers can chose between two models: Multicity Open powered by the El Primero Chronograph and with a Grande Date, a powerful timepiece housed in a 46mm case, or a more discreet version with an Elite movement inside a 44mm case.
Class Traveller Multicity Elite
Some will prefer the more classical and precious rose gold, whilst others will choose the more modern stainless steel version.
Class Traveller Open Multicity El Primero, Steel
Class Traveller Open Multicity El Primero
Movement
Caliber El Primero 4037
Automatic chronograph movement with Grande Date
13``` caliber
Diameter : 30.50 mm. Height : 9.05 mm
351 components
36’000 vibrations per hour
Power reserve over 50 hours
43 jewels
Measures short time intervals to a 10th of a second
Automatic winding in both directions
Central rotor on ball bearings
22-carat gold or heavy metal oscillating weight with “Grain d’Orge” guilloché pattern

Functions
Hours and minutes in the center
Small seconds-hand at 9 o’clock
Chronograph : Center seconds-hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Power Reserve indicator from hour axis
Grande Date over 2 o’clock with patented 3-disc mechanism
24 Time-zone system with day/night indicator

Case
Rose gold or Stainless Steel case
Rose Gold or Stainless Steel ZENITH push buttons and crowns
Diameter : 46 mm / Diameter opening : 38 mm
Curved sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
Transparent sapphire case back
Water resistance up to 50 meters

Dial
Silver or black “Grain d’Orge” guilloché dial
Open dial at 10 o’clock showing the heart of El primero 4037 Caliber
Hand-mounted applique arabic numerals and indexes
Hands:Faceted hands in Rose Gold or rhodium; Rose Gold or black varnished Power reserve Hand

Strap
Integrated handmade black or brown alligator leather strap lined with silky Alzavel calfskin
Buckle:Rose Gold or Stainless Steel triple folded buckle with ZENITH star on the cap

Class Traveller Multicity Elite
Movement
Caliber Elite 687
Automatic Extra-flat movement with World Timer
13 ¼ ``` caliber
Diameter : 30.00 mm. Height : 6.20 mm
189 components
28’800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve over 50 hours
41 jewels
Automatic winding in both directions
Central rotor on ball bearings
22-carat gold or heavy metal oscillating weight with “Grain d’Orge” guilloché pattern

Functions
Hours and minutes in the center
Small seconds-hand at 9 o’clock
Power Reserve indicator at 2 o’clock
Date indicator at 4 1/2 o’clock
24 Time-zone system with day/night indicator

Case
Rose gold or Stainless Steel case
Rose Gold or Stainless Steel ZENITH push buttons and crowns
Diameter : 44 mm / Diameter opening : 36 mm
Curved sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
Transparent sapphire case back
Water resistance up to 50 meters

Dial
Silver “Grain d’Orge” guilloché dial;Hand-mounted ruthenium applique arabic numerals and indexes
Hands:Faceted hands in Rose gold or ruthenium

Strap
Integrated black or brown alligator leather strap lined with silky Alzavel calfskin
Buckle:Rose Gold or Stainless Steel triple folded buckle with ZENITH star on the cap.

Zenith Novelties 2008-Class Collection-Introduction

« This year I wanted to go back to the great Classicism using tight and pure lines with calculated modernity. The Class collections are an ode to simplicity. Elegant, Classical, watchmaking masterpieces offering class to time».

Thierry Nataf
President, CEO & Artistic Director of ZENITH International

Class, is a unique style, luxuriously sober for every day use, an ode to ultimate elegance. The design of the different models goes beyond the essential, offering us highly refined timepieces in all simplicity. Wearing a « Class » means displaying a discreet taste for sheer luxury. Sober lines, a pure style, in other words an ode to classicism. Diving into this timeless universe is like revisiting time in order to capture a measure that, in the space of a moment, almost makes us think of infinity.

Models:
1.Les Nouveaux Classics:These new models, featuring watchmaking simplicity and sobriety, are resolutely classical. The collection offers three models: a moon phase with triple calendar, a power reserve and an hour-minute-seconds hand with the seconds hand at the centre. The case, aesthetically reminiscent of the 50s, is available in two sizes (XT: 44mm and T: 40mm) thus offering a perfect fit for any wrist. Available in rose gold with a silver dial or in stainless steel with a black or a silver dial they will adapt to any personality. Furthermore, there is an emphasis on detail with the new « clou de Paris » guilloche and with “cabronés” indexes in solid gold or stainless steel. On the back of the watch, through the transparent glass it is possible to see the 4100, 6850 and 679 calibres perfected over twelve months in our watchmaking facilities. The art of discreet luxury and subtle refinement are at the core of these New Classics.

2.Class New Vintage 1955:With this limited edition, ZENITH wanted to celebrate 1955, a year of utter success for ZENITH. A year marked, amongst other things, by Albert Einstein’s death, Rosa Park fighting against racism sitting in a bus traditionally reserved for « whites », Grace Kelly falling for the charming Prince Ranieri of Monaco, James Dean the icon of living fury as well as the elegant Clark Gable and Cary Grant.

All of the aesthetics of the 50s was reinvented to create this mythical and timeless piece. A redesigned rose gold case in contrast with the smooth grey dial, Delta indexes and a convex glass, assembled with nostalgia in order to obtain a perfect equilibrium. ZENITH thus pays homage to a historical model by the Manufacture. In fact, the old version housed a 135 calibre, a manual movement chronometer, one of the best known in the history of watchmaking. For 5 years in a row (from 1950 to 1955) this movement was awarded the prize by the Neuchatel Chronometry Observer. Wearing a New Vintage 1955 is reliving a bit of history

3.Class Traveller Multicity Collection:Multicity is the preferred watch by businessmen who want to wear the world on their wrist. This unique timepiece can in fact simultaneously show the time in 24 world cities. Thanks to a rotating disk indexed on the hour hand, it is possible to know the time in any time zone. The spiral design of the cities enables, at a glance, to live at the time in Tokyo, Paris, Moscow, New York or Shanghai. Multicity is an elegant and refined timepiece both in terms of technology and aesthetics. This year, the fans of World Timers can chose between two models: Multicity Open powered by the El Primero Chronograph and with a Grande Date, a powerful timepiece housed in a 46mm case, or a more discreet version with an Elite movement inside a 44mm case. Some will prefer the more classical and precious rose gold, whilst others will choose the more modern stainless steel version.

4.Class Tourbillon El Primero:
The ZENITH star shines at the Zenith for this Tourbillon El Primero Chronograph where the star creates the bridges of the tourbillon cage and illuminates the whole dial. An exceptional watchmaking construction at the service of an outstanding 4035calibre comprising 325 parts and 35 rubies. The tourbillon cage alone comprises 61 pieces weighing 0.45 grams. This unheardof combination of a tourbillon and the mythical El Primero chronograph defies gravity with precision. The modern version in white gold with a black « grain d’orge » guilloche dial is as enticing as the more traditional version in rose gold with a white guilloche dial, both giving a stylish and distinguished effect. The Concept version with a new tourbillon reveals the ultimate mystery of time thanks to a sapphire dial open on the « Rose des vents » guilloche plate. A skeleton watch revisited with a contemporary world in mind.

5.Class Automatic Lady Elite:Having conquered men’s heart, the Class collection now aspires to entice women. Based on this idea the newly designed collection Class Lady combines all the feminine criteria. An extra thin 34 mm diameter case will draw attention to any wrist, even the most delicate. In conquering elegance no detail is left to chance: mother-of-pearl dial, ultra slim alligator strap, encrusted with diamonds for women with a wish to shine. For ultimate sophistication, she will choose the rose gold version with a brown strap whilst the black or white stainless steel version will be chosen by the chic and urban trendsetter.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Zenith Defy Extreme Grande Date Stealth

Inspired by the Stealth Bombers that no radar can detect, the Defy Stealth did not in fact go unnoticed when it took the Public Award at the Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie in Geneva. This year, ZENITH is pushing the boundaries even further, and presenting a new, even more extreme version.

Cased entirely in black or grey titanium, this timepiece features an unexpectedly sporty design picked out in extreme colours, a matte red that highlights the balance-wheel bridge and the helical hand of the 30-minute counter.
Incorporating shock-resistant technology and ZENITHIUM bridges, the Defy Stealth includes the new Open Grande Date 4039 SX movement and an El Primero Chronograph with a 3-disk Grande Date, a unique, patented system. Offered as a limited edition of 250 pieces in each colour, this futuristic timepiece cannot leave anyone unmoved.

Technical details
Movement
Caliber NEW El Primero 4039 SX
Automatic Chronograph movement with Grande Date and power reserve module
13``` caliber
Diameter : 30.50 mm. Height : 9.05 mm
331 components
Balance, chronograph & pallet bridges in shock-absorbing Zenithium Z+
Incabloc® anti-shock device
36’000 vibrations per hour
Power reserve over 50 hours
41 jewels
Measures short time intervals to a 10th of a second
Automatic winding in both directions
Central rotor on ball bearings
Heavy metal oscillating weigh

Functions
Hours and minutes in the center;Small seconds-hand at 9 o’clock
Chronograph:
•Central seconds-hand
•30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Patented 3-Disc Grande Date over 2 o’clock
Power Reserve indicator from hour axis

Case
Titanium case
Diameter: 46.5 mm
Titanium screw-in push-buttons with carbon fiber guilloché patterns
Titanium screw-in crown with specific protecting device
Graduated unidirectional rotating bezel & indexes in Titanium
Helium valve at 10 o’clock; Titanium screw-in case back
Water-resistance up to 1’000 meters
Crystal:Sapphire glass, 3.8 mm thick, with anti-reflective coating on both sides

Dial
Multi-layered see-through structure composed of black or grey carbon fiber layer and varnished dial plate
9-branched Open “helical” bridge in red-tinted Aluminium
Hands:Black luminous hands with Superluminova inserts; Hour & minute “skeleton” hands

Bracelet
Brushed titanium bracelet;Lateral inserts in composite materials (white version) or Kevlar (black version)
Buckle:Brushed titanium triple folded clasp

Edition
Exclusive and limited numbered editions:: 2 x 250 pieces only.

Zenith Defy Xtreme SEA Collection

The first of the three-part limited edition, Defy Xtreme SEA is fully equipped to face the wind and waves. Designed to withstand the most extreme situations, the case is built to disperse and absorb shocks whilst the helical shape of the hands allows energy to be discharged. The movements have been stiffened with several axles in ZENITHIUM, an exclusive alloy three times harder than steel that combines titanium for strength, aluminium for lightness and niobium for shape memory.

Water-resistant down to 1000 meters, with a new bezel made of black titanium with carbon inserts, a dial with blue hands, a new titanium bracelet with a blue central link and lateral inserts in blue composite, the Defy Xtreme SEA range is a deep dive into the world of the sea. The range, available in a limited edition, comprises 4 models: a Tourbillon, an Open, an El Primero Chronograph and an Elite Power Reserve.

Zenith Defy Extreme Tourbillon SEA
Technical details
Movement
Caliber El Primero 4035 SX
Automatic chronograph movement with tourbillon
15 1/2``` caliber
Diameter : 37.5 mm. Height : 7.55 mm
332 components.
Train wheel bridge, chronograph and lower cage bridges in shock-resisting Zenithium Z+
Incabloc® anti-shock device
36’000 vibrations per hour
Power reserve over 50 hours
35 jewels
Measures short time intervals to a 10th of a second
Automatic winding in both directions;Central rotor on ball bearings
Heavy Metal oscillating weight

Functions
Hour and minutes in the center
Date indication positioned around the carriage
Tourbillon:
•The carriage is positioned at 11 o’clock
•The carriage makes 1 turn per minute
Chronograph :
•Central seconds-hand
•30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
•12-hour counter at 6 o’clock

Case
Black Titanium case
Diameter: 46.5 mm
Black Titanium screw-in push-buttons with carbon fiber guilloché patterns
Black Titanium screw-in crown with specific protecting device
Graduated unidirectional rotating bezel in black Titanium, fitted with carbon fiber inserts
Helium valve at 10 o’clock
Black Titanium screw-in case back
Water-resistance up to 1’000 meters
Crystal:Sapphire glass,3.8 mm thick, with anti-reflective coating on both sides

Dial
Multi-layered see-through structure composed of shock-resistant transparent Hesalite glass, Carbon fiber layer & varnished dial plate
Galvanized propeller shaped blued tourbillon bridge
Hands:Black hour, minute & central second hands with White Superluminova inserts;Blued 30-minute & 12-hour chronograph hands with White Superluminova inserts

Bracelet
Black Titanium bracelet with blue-tinted central links. reinforced by composite lateral inserts (which include 20% fiber glass)
Buckle:Brushed black titanium triple folded clasp

Edition
Exclusive edition of 25 pieces only

Zenith Defy Extreme Open SEA
Technical details
Movement
Caliber El Primero 4021 SX
Automatic Chronograph movement with harmonic plate
13``` caliber
Diameter 30 mm. Height : 7.75 mm
248 components
Balance, chronograph & pallet bridges in shock-absorbing Zenithium Z+
Incabloc® anti-shock device
36’000 vibrations per hour
Power reserve over 50 hours
39 jewels
Measures short time intervals to a 10th of a second
Automatic winding in both directions
Central rotor on ball bearings
Heavy Metal oscillating weight

Functions
Hours and minutes in the center
Small seconds-hand at 9 o’clock with a 3-branched hand
Chronograph:
•Central seconds-hand
•30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Power reserve indicator from hour axis

Case
Black Titanium case
Diameter: 46.5 mm
Black Titanium screw-in push-buttons with carbon fiber guilloché patterns
Black Titanium screw-in crown with specific protecting device
Graduated unidirectional rotating bezel in black Titanium, fitted with carbon fiber inserts
Helium valve at 10 o’clock
Black Titanium screw-in case back
Water-resistance up to 1’000 meters
Crystal :Sapphire glass, 3.8 mm thick, with anti-reflective coating on both sides

Dial
Multi-layered see-through structure composed of shock-resistant transparent Hesalite glass, Carbon fiber layer and varnished dial plate
9-branch blue galvanized propeller-shaped bridge revealing heart of 4021 SX El Primero caliber
Hands: Black hour, minute, central second & power reserve hands with White Superluminova inserts; Blued 30-minute chronograph hand with White Superluminova inserts

Bracelet
Black Titanium bracelet with blue-tinted central links. reinforced by composite lateral inserts (which include 20% fiber glass)
Buckle: Brushed black titanium triple folded clasp

Edition
Exclusive Limited Edition of 250 pieces only.

Zenith Defy Extreme Chronograph SEA
Technical details
Movement
Caliber El Primero 4000 SX
Automatic Chronograph movement
13 1/4``` caliber
Diameter 30 mm. Height : 6.50 mm
248 components
Balance, chronograph & pallet bridges in shock-absorbing Zenithium Z+
Incabloc® anti-shock device
36’000 vibrations per hour
Power reserve over 50 hours
31 jewels
Measures short time intervals to a 10th of a second
Automatic winding in both directions
Central rotor on ball bearings
Heavy Metal oscillating weight

Functions
Hours and minutes in the center
Small seconds counter at 9 o’clock
Date at 4 ½ o’clock
Chronograph:
•Central seconds-hand
•30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
•12-hour counter at 6 o’clock

Case
Black Titanium case
Diameter: 46.5 mm
Black Titanium screw-in push-buttons with carbon fiber guilloché patterns
Black Titanium screw-in crown with specific protecting device
Graduated unidirectional rotating bezel in black Titanium, fitted with carbon fiber inserts
Helium valve at 10 o’clock
Black Titanium screw-in case back
Water-resistance up to 1’000 meters
Crystal :Sapphire glass, 3.8 mm thick, with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Magnifying lens over the date window at 4 ½ o’clock

Dial
Multi-layered see-through structure composed of shock-resistant transparent -Hesalite glass, Carbon fiber layer and varnished dial plate
Hands: Black hour, minute, central second hands with White Superluminova inserts; Blued small second, 30-minute & 12-hour chronograph hands with white Superluminova inserts

Bracelet
Black Titanium bracelet with blue-tinted central links. reinforced by composite lateral inserts (which include 20% fiber glass)

Buckle:Brushed black titanium triple folded clasp

Edition
Exclusive Limited Edition of 250 pieces only

Zenith Defy Extreme Power Reserve SEA
Technical details
Movement
Caliber Elite 685 SX
Extra-thin automatic movement
11 ½’’’ caliber
Diameter 25.6 mm. Height : 4.48 mm
179 components
Balance, automatic train and train wheel bridges in shock-absorbing Zenithium Z+
Incabloc® anti-shock device
28’800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve over 50 hours
38 jewels
Automatic winding in both directions
Central rotor on ball bearings
Heavy Metal oscillating weight

Functions
Hours and minutes in the center
Small seconds counter at 9 o’clock
Date at 4 ½ o’clock
Power reserve indicator at 1 o’clock

Case
Black Titanium case
Diameter: 43 mm
Black Titanium screw-in crown with specific protecting device
Graduated unidirectional rotating bezel in black Titanium, fitted with carbon fiber inserts
Helium valve at 10 o’clock
Black Titanium screw-in case back
Water-resistance up to 1’000 meters
Crystal :Sapphire glass, 3.8 mm thick, with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Magnifying lens over the date window at 4 ½ o’clock

Dial
Multi-layered see-through structure composed of shock-resistant transparent- Hesalite glass, Carbon fiber layer and varnished dial plate.
Hands:Black hour, minute, and power reserve hands with White Superluminova inserts; Blued small second hand with White Superluminova inserts

Bracelet
Black Titanium bracelet with blue-tinted central links. reinforced by composite lateral inserts (which include 20% fiber glass)
Buckle:Brushed black titanium triple folded clasp

Edition
Exclusive limited edition of 150 pieces only.

Zenith Defy Extreme Zero G

Finding the system that will do for wrist watches what the Tourbillon did for pocket watches is one of the great challenges of the 21st Century. Since the beginning, the best watchmakers have tried to defy the effects of gravity, that sworn enemy of accuracy. In a veritable technical revolution, ZENITH Manufacture has devised the Zero-G system.

The gyroscope cage Tourbillon comprises an escapement mounted on cardan joints rather like marine chronometers. The instrument, which is sensitive to changes of position, is kept in a constant horizontal position, thereby ensuring optimal amplitude for the spiral balance-wheel. Coordination is provided by an invention patented by ZENITH: a second gear train is the reference point for the swinging of the escapement axles and a differential gear with inverter compensates all the relative movements of the framework.
The Zero-G Tourbillon, whose cage alone comprises 166 of the 294 parts that make up the device, 10 conical geared wheels with spiral teeth and 6 ball-bearings, was developed from the El Primero automatic caliber that beats at the record speed of 36,000 vibrations an hour.

Bringing the Tourbillon Zero G and the Defy Xtreme range together produces an unforeseen design, a perfect alchemy of engine and bodywork. A figure 8 on its side, symbolising infinity or a lucky number, is drawn around the hours and minutes display at 11 o’clock and around the opening of the phenomenal Tourbillon at 5 o’clock.

A multi-layered dial of Hesalite glass, carbon fibre and aluminium beneath two sapphire glasses, a blackened titanium case that is waterproof at 1000 meters, a black shot-peened titanium case, a protected crown, helium valve and titanium bracelet with Kevlar inserts and high-temperature resistance are the features that make this an extreme sports timepiece. A new star at the zenith of the firmament, available in a numbered series and with the 2008 millésime.

Technical details
Movement
Caliber:NEW El Primero 8800
Automatic movement with unique gyroscopic system that ensures perfect horizontal positioning of the regulating organ
Gyroscopic cage made of 166 components, 10 conical-geared wheels (with 6 spherical wheels) & 6 ball bearings
36’000 vibrations per hour
45 jewels
Power reserve over 50 hours;Automatic winding in both directions
Excentered rotor, in Platinum, on ball bearings

Functions
Hour and minutes excentered at 11 o’clock
Gyroscopic cage with second indicator at 5 o’clock

Case
Black Titanium case
Diameter: 46.5 mm. Height: 21.4 mm
Black Titanium screw-in crown with specific protecting device
Sapphire-blasted Titanium bezel
Helium valve at 10 o’clock;Black Titanium case back
Water-resistance up to 1’000 meters
Crystal :2 front sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating on both sides;1 sapphire glass at the back with anti-reflective coating

Dial
Multi-layered dial made of Hesalite transparent glass , carbon fiber and aluminium
Hands:Black hour, minute & second hands with red Superluminova inserts

Bracelet
High-temperature resistant bracelet in Black Titanium, with Kevlar© lateral inserts
Buckle:Brushed black titanium triple folded clasp

Zenith Academy Tourbillon Chronograph

The Tourbillon is one of the greatest horological complications, daring to defy the effects of the earth’s gravity by enclosing the escapement in a gyroscopic cage. Combining it with the El Primero movement ZENITH Manufacture engineered the fastest Tourbillon in the world – beating at 36,000 vibrations per hour this timepiece guarantees high precision with a chronograph accurate to a tenth of a second.

In order to transmit the necessary power to the high frequency tourbillon with the best possible result, ZENITH decided to keep a straight line escapement which means that the balance wheel is slightly off-centre in the cage. The ZENITH tourbillon therefore maintains the power of the El Primero, thus greatly improving an already remarkable precision.

These exceptional timepieces are available in 2 models. The first, with a 4005 movement, combines a tourbillon and a chronograph in a 45mm case, whilst the other, equipped with a 4041 movement, more sober because of its functions, concentrates the whole of its energy in the tourbillon and indicates hours and minutes. Housed in a 40mm case, it stands out particularly because of the oversized XI Roman numeral acting as the tourbillon bridge.

The model here featured is Academy Tourbillon Chronograph equipped with El Primero 4005 Calibre. Available in White Gold, with sapphire dial: Millesime & Numbered Edition. Available in White & Rose Gold with handmade guilloché dials: Limited Editions, 25 pcs & 50 pcs Only.

Technical Details
Movement
El Primero 4005, Automatic
Calibre : 15 1/2``` (Diameter : 35.00 mm)
Height : 8.60 mm
Components : 327
Jewels : 35
Frequency : 36’000 V/h (5 Hz)
Power reserve : min. 50 hours
Finishing: 22-carat Gold oscillating weight with “Grain d’Orge” or “Côte de Geneve” guilloché pattern

Case
18-carat White or Rose Gold;Diameter : 45 mm;Diameter opening: 35 mm
Crystal : Curved sapphire glass with antireflection treatment on both sides
Case-back : Transparent sapphire glass;Water-resistance : 30 meters

Dial
Handmade “Grain d’Orge” guilloché in 18-carat Gold, or Sapphire transparent dial
Indexes & Numerals : Hand-mounted applied roman numerals in 18-carat Gold
Hands : Faceted, 18-carat Gold.

Functions
Hours and minutes in the center
Date indication positioned around the carriage
Tourbillon:The carriage is positioned at 11 o’clock; The carriage makes 1 turn per minute
Chronograph :Central seconds hand; 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock; 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock

Strap
Handmade, Black crocodile leather strap lined with silky Alzavel calfskin
Buckle: 18-carat Gold triple folding buckle.

*Also available: Academy Tourbillon Chronograph Concept

Zenith Academy Automatic Column-Wheel Chronograph with Tourbillon & Perpetual Calendar

By putting together the Tourbillon, the “Perpetual Calendar” and the El Primero chronograph, ZENITH has combined three legendary watchmaking complications, and is therefore able to propose a unique timepiece that only the Manufacture is capable of designing. The Perpetual Calendar is an ode to eternity: when wound, the El Primero 4033 movement, made with 492 components and 35 rubies, will display time, date, day, month and leap years accurately for a century, with no need for adjustment.

Time keeping is guaranteed by a set of intricately developed and carefully designed shafts encoding the months; moving parts that at times wait for years before getting into action at a precise moment. In one rotation for leap years, the chronograph hand will have had the pleasure of measuring 1,260,576,000 tenths of a second.So time is no longer an instant to be recorded, time we waste or time we do not have; this is generous and constructive; time that opens onto infinity.



Features
- Hyper Complication
- Automatic Manufactured column-wheel Chronograph with Tourbillon & Perpetual Calendar
- El Primero 4033 Calibre: 492 Components, 35 jewels, 36’000 V/h
- Available in Rose & White Gold
- Exclusive Millesime & Numbered Editions.

Technical Details

Movement:El Primero 4033, Automatic
Calibre : 14 1/4``` (Diameter : 32.50 mm);Height : 8.60 mm
Components : 492
Jewels : 35
Frequency : 36’000 V/h (5 Hz)
Power reserve : min. 50 hours
Finishing : 22-carat Gold oscillating weight with “Grain d’Orge” or “Côtes de Geneve” guilloché pattern.

Case, Dial & Hands
Material : 18-carat White or Rose Gold
Diameter : 45 mm
Diameter opening: 35 mm
Crystal : Curved sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
Case-back : Transparent sapphire glass
Water-resistance : 30 meters
Dial : Handmade “Grain d’Orge” guilloché, in 18-carat Gold, or Sapphire transparent Dial
Indexes and Numerals : Hand-mounted applied indexes & numerals in 18-carat White Gold
Hands : Faceted, 18-carat Gold

Functions
- Hours and minutes in the center
- Small seconds hand at 9 o’clock
- Tourbillon:The carriage is positioned at 11 o’clock;The carriage makes 1 turn per minute
- Perpetual calendar:Date at 9 o’clock;Days of the week at 3 o’clock;Month and leap year at 6 o’clock
- Chronograph :Central seconds hand;30-minute counter at 3 o’clock;12-hour counter at 6 o’clock.

Strap
Handmade, black crocodile leather strap lined with silky Alzavel calfskin
Buckle: 18-carat Gold triple folding buckle.

*Also Available:Academy Tourbillon & Perpetual Calendar Concept

Zenith Academy Open Repetition Minutes: World’s first Automatic Manufactured Chronograph with Minute-repeater

This Hyper Complication, a world record in the watchmaking industry is equipped with the new 4043 caliber, comprising a total of 461 components and 45 rubies.In order to combine these two complications, ZENITH has engineered and patented a system enabling the chiming mechanism to encircle the chronograph’s axes. For this reason the striking mechanism rack is made in one extremely complicated piece with teeth having concentric levers for the hours and minutes.
By activating the slide lever, it will chime : low for the hours, high for minutes, double tone for the quarter hour. A series of transparent openings in the dial reveal a fascinating ballet of hammers. And for those who wish to better see how the mechanism functions – rack triggering or the vibration of the cathedral tones - the Concept model is equipped with an entirely sapphire dial.
Made of solid gold, 45mm case, dial, applied indexes and hands, the Open Minute Repeater is for lovers of beautiful pieces and in particular for connoisseurs of Haute Horlogerie. Classical in rose gold with a hand guilloche silver dial or contemporary in the concept version in white gold with a transparent dial, these timepieces are available in numbered edition with a date stamp.

Features
- Hyper-Complication, with unique opening onto the Escapement & the Chiming mechanism
- World’s first Automatic Manufactured Chronograph with Minute-repeater
- Open El Primero 4043 Caliber: 461 Components, 45 jewels, 36’000 V/h
- Available in Rose Gold & handmade guilloche dial & in White Gold with sapphire dial
- Exclusive Millesime & Numbered Editions.

Technical Details
Movement
Open El Primero 4043 Automatic
Calibre : 13 1/2``` (Diameter : 30.50 mm)
Height : 10.36 mm
Components : 461
Jewels : 45
Frequency : 36’000 V/h (5 Hz)
Power reserve : min. 50 hours
Finishing : 22-carat Gold oscillating weight with “Côte de Geneve” or “Grain d’Orge”guilloché pattern

Case, Dial & Hands
Material : 18-carat White or Rose Gold;Diameter : 45 mm;Diameter opening: 35 mm
Crystal : Curved sapphire glass with antireflection treatment on both sides;Case-back : Transparent sapphire glass;Water-resistance : 30 meters
Dial : Handmade “Grain d’Orge” guilloché in 18-carat Gold or Sapphire transparent dial; Opening at 10 o’clock revealing heart of 4043 Caliber.

Functions
Hours and minutes in the center
Small seconds hand at 9 o’clock
Minute Repeater
Chronograph :Central seconds hand;30-minute counter at 3 o’clock;12-hour counter at 6 o’clock.

Strap
Handmade, Black Crocodile Leather strap lined with silky Alzavel calfskin
Buckle: 18-carat Gold triple folding buckle

Zenith Starissime Magic Numbers & Magic Letters ELITE

ZENITH Manufacture has created a collection of Haute Couture-style customisable watches because nothing is too beautiful for the divine divas of our hearts. A birthday or meeting anniversary, the letter denoting the first name of the beloved or of a newborn - anything is possible. The black Tahiti mother-of-pearl inset with round diamonds can be decorated with a number from 1 to 99 or any initial.

And for those who prefer stars to symbols, ZENITH has designed a completely new piece with the aim of letting women who love time journey into the vastnesses of the heavenly vault. Whether we want to live the infinite time of the constellations or rather follow time at the speed of shooting stars, the new Comet watch leaves us with stars in our eyes every time. As you can see, these are no longer letters or numbers, this is a star and its starlight dust. It moves across the black mother-of-pearl dial as though immersed in the Milky Way.

Let us now leave the sparkling, elegant surface of these jewels and, through a star-shaped opening, enter the laciness of the entirely handmade mechanical movement. It is an Elite 68 caliber. At 9 o'clock, a star has stolen the limelight from the second-hand. In a minute, it will make a complete turn on itself. Signature of the range and symbol of the brand, another star formed of 5 diamonds is its counterpart at 1 o’clock. The 32 mm case - 39g of white gold - is set with 30 diamonds totalling 2.2 carats.

Technical details
Movement
Elite 68
Calibre: 11 1/2``` (Diameter: 25.6 mm)
Height : 3.81 mm
Components: 127
Jewels: 27
Frequency: 28’800 V/h (4Hz)
Power reserve min. 50 hours
Finishing: 22-carat white gold oscillating weight set with 36 brilliants (Full cut, Top Wesselton, pure to VVS, approx. 0.06-ct).

Case
18-carat white gold set with 30 diamonds (Fullcut, Top Wesselton, pure to VVS, approx. 2.20 ct)
Diameter : 32 mm
Diameter opening : 22 mm
Crystal: Curved sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
Case back: Transparent sapphire glass case back with engraved ZENITH Stars
Water-resistance:30 meters

Dial
Hand-made gold dial with black Mother of Pearl
Star opening at 10 o’clock and gold letters delicately set by hand with diamonds (Full cut, Top Wesselton, pure to VVS, approx. 0.10 up to 0.15-ct)
ZENITH Star at 1 o’clock set with 5 diamonds (Trapezoid, Top Wesselton, pure to IF-VVS, approx. 0.15-ct).

Hands : 18-carat white gold leaves;Small second hand symbolized with a ZENITH Star

Functions
Hours and minutes in the center;Small seconds hand at 9 o’clock

Strap
Hand made Galuchat strap
Buckle: 18-carat white gold triple folding buckle

Zenith - Starissime Tourbillon El Primero & Starissime Tourbillon Hours & Minutes

Dedicated to women, both the Starissime Tourbillon El Primero and the Starissime Tourbillon Hours & Minutes represent the quintessence of watchmaking, because they bring together the famous El Primero movement and the Tourbillon.

The El Primero movement is the only chronograph in the world with a heart that beats at 36,000 vibrations an hour, thus offering tenth of a second accuracy. And the Tourbillon means freedom from the effects of the earth’s gravity because the escapement is enclosed in the Tourbillon gyroscopic cage.

In order to transmit the power required by the high frequency of its tourbillons as efficiently as possible, ZENITH has chosen to keep a straight line escapement, so that the balance wheel is slightly off-centre in the cage. ZENITH tourbillons therefore preserve the power of the El Primero, thus greatly improving a precision that is already remarkable.

In addition to the technical feats of these two models, there is all the poetry these precious pieces radiate. The greatest watchmaking complication in its finest setting: The Starissime Tourbillon El Primero is set off by 230 top Wesselton diamonds totalling 9.8 carats.

Its 40.5mm case sparkles with 117 baguette diamonds whilst 113 round diamonds light up the white Bali mother-of-pearl dial in a symphony of numerals that is almost enough to make us believe in eternity. The bridge of the Tourbillon cage is embellished with a diamond star invisibly set into it using a patented process.

As for the hours and minutes tourbillon watch, it is distinctive because of the smaller 37.5mm case ornamented with 111 baguette diamonds and a white mother-of-pearl dial decorated with a comet flashing through the sky and interlaced numerals scattered with brilliant-cut diamonds, the whole totalling 7.9 carats.


Starissime Tourbillon El Primero
Movement
Open El Primero 4041 Automatic
Calibre: 131/2``` (Diameter: 30.5 mm)
Height : 7.55 mm
Components: 170
Jewels: 25
Frequency: 36’000 V/h (5Hz)
Power reserve max 55 hours
Finishing: 22-carat white gold oscillating;weight set with 153 diamonds (full cut, Top Wesselton, pure to VVS, approx. 0.29-ct).

Case
18-carat white gold set with« baguette » diamonds (Top Wesselton, pure to IF-VVS, approx. 9 -ct)
Diameter : 38.5 mm
Diameter opening : 29 mm
Crystal: Curved sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
Case back: Transparent sapphire glass with engraved ZENITH stars
Water-resistance: 30 meters

Dial
Hand-made gold dial with Mother of Pearl;A ZENITH Star in diamond (0.5-ct) overhanging the Tourbillon bridge;18-ct white gold hand-mounted applique set with diamonds (approx.0.3 ct)
Hands : 18-carat white gold leaves

Functions
Hours and minutes in the center
Tourbillon:The carriage is positioned at 11 o’clock; The carriage makes 1 turn per minute

Strap
Hand made Galuchat strap
Buckle: 18-carat white gold triple folding buckle

Starissime Tourbillon Hours & Minutes

Movement
Open El Primero 4029 Automatic
Calibre: 14 1/4``` (Diameter : 32 mm)
Height : 7.55 mm
Components: 292
Jewels: 35
Frequency: 36’000 V/h (5Hz)
Power reserve min. 50 hours
Finishing: 22-carat white gold set.

Case
18-carat white gold case, besel, and horns set with 117 “baguette” diamonds (8.79ct)
18-carat white gold ZENITH push buttons and crown set with a Star diamond approx. 9 -ct)
Diameter : 40 mm;Diameter opening : 32 mm
Crystal: Curved sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
Case back: Transparent sapphire glass
Water-resistance: 30 meters

Dial
18-ct white gold and mother of pearl dial;18-ct white gold hand-mounted appliqué set with 112 diamonds (0.292ct);A ZENITH Star in diamond (0.5-ct) overhanging the Tourbillon bridge;Two ZENITH Star symbolising 30-minute counter and 12-hour counter.
Hands : 18-carat white gold leaves.

Functions
Hours and minutes in the center
Tourbillon: The carriage is positioned at 11 o’clock; The carriage makes 1 turn per minute
Chronograph:Central seconds hand; 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock; 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock

Strap
Hand made Galuchat strap
Buckle: 18-carat white gold triple folding buckle

Zenith Starissme Open Minute Repeater

ZENITH has succeeded in combining the minute repetition work with the legendary Chronograph El Primero. This largest of all complications, which represents a world novelty is propelled by the new caliber 4043, which consists of altogether 461 individual parts.
This poetic complication can be activated with the winding lever at 8’o clock. A bass note for the hours,a treble note for the minutes or two notes for the quarter hours, all is melody. The transparent openings of the mother-of-pearl dial embellished with a musical key offer a glimpse of the harmonious ballet of the hammers whilst the baguette diamond studded 18 carat white gold case lights up this exceptional timepiece.

Technical details
Movement
Caliber: NEW El Primero 4043
Automatic chronograph movement with minute repeater
13``` caliber
Diameter : 30.50 mm. Height : 10.36 mm
461 components
36’000 vibrations per hour
Power reserve over 50 hours
45 jewels
Measures short time intervals to a 10th of a second
Automatic winding in both directions;Central rotor on ball bearings
22-carat white gold oscillating weight set with 153 diamonds (full cut, Top Wesselton, pure to VVS, approx. 0.29-ct).

Functions
Hour and minutes in the center
Small seconds-hand at 9 o’clock
Chronograph :Central seconds-hand-30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Minute-repeater with slide lever at 8 o’clock

Case
18-carat white gold set with « baguette » diamonds (Top Wesselton, pure to IF-VVS, approx. 10-ct)
Diameter : 41 mm
Diameter opening : 31 mm
Curved sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
Transparent sapphire case back with engraved ZENITH stars
Water-resistance up to 30 meters

Dial
Hand-made gold dial with Mother of Pearl
18-ct white gold hand-mounted applique and Star opening at 10 o’clock set by hand with diamonds (approx. 0.3 ct)
Hands: 18-carat white gold leaves

Strap
Black Galuchat strap
Buckle: 18-carat white gold triple folding buckle stamped with the ZENITH star on the cap

TW Steel Grandeur Automatic

This spring the Grandeur Automatic from TW Steel has an entirely new appearance. New dials and designs with stylish leather straps give the Grandeur Automatic a more luxurious appearance than ever before.

The Grandeur Automatic comes in four models, each available in two designs. For the enthusiast of oversized watches and a Swiss-made movement, the Grandeur Automatic collection offers ample choice. The model is available with a matt case in steel, gold-plated or rosé gold-plated. The watches have been fitted with new black, silver-white or dark brown dials placed behind glass with a sapphire coating.

Even the strap of the Grandeur Automatic has undergone restyling. The previous models used to have a black rubber strap, but two of the new models have now been fitted with a very luxurious leather strap with croco print. All straps in the Grandeur collection have been fitted with a special construction connecting case and band.
Because a small piece of curved plastic has been incorporated in the strap, it connects perfectly to the case and as a result fits snugly around the wrist. The company opted for a U-shape buckle, rather than the folded clasp as it was found that most people find this more practical because straps no longer need to be shortened.

Even though the Grandeur Automatic has undergone a clear facelift, some elements have remained the same. First of all, this applies to the sizeable dimensions of the case, the most important feature of the TW Steel watches.

With a case diameter of 45 or 48 mm, the Grandeur Automatic fully lives up to the reputation of TW Steel. Another well-known design element in the watches of TW Steel is the ‘Canteen style’ crown cap. The crown cap has been attached to the case using a hook, thus protecting the crown and increasing water resistance. The Grandeur Automatic models are waterproof up to 100 metres.

Another characteristic that has remained unchanged is the 25-jewel Swiss automatic ETA movement that ensures that the Grandeur Automatic shows the precise time at any time. A result of the fact that the movement has been fitted with a so-called Incabloc. This is a type of shock absorber that makes the movement run smoother and increases its durability. The back of the case is made of sapphire glass and allows viewing all this from up close.

TW Steel Diver Collection

The new Diver collection consists of eight models (six with a rubber strap + two with a steel bracelet), which share a number of qualities. Characteristics of the TW Steel diving watches are the rotating diving ring on the case and the steel socket screws on the legs of the case.
TW Steel Diver collection TW76-77
The new Diver models are part of the Grandeur collection. The principal feature of the watches from the TW Steel Grandeur collection is the unique construction that connects case and strap. Because a small piece of curved plastic has been incorporated in the band, it connects seamlessly to the case and as a result fits perfectly around the wrist.

All models from the Diver collection are made of high-quality steel and come with hardened mineral glass. They indicate the time thanks to a chrono precision movement and are waterproof up to one hundred metres. The models from the Diver collection are available with a case diameter of 45 to 48 millimetres, with the exception of the model with the steel bracelet, which is only made with a 45-millimetre case. Incidentally, it is the first time, that TW Steel has marketed a watch with a steel bracelet.

TW Steel Goliath collection

TW Steel is the leading brand in the oversized watches market. This summer, TW Steel brings five new striking Goliath models on the market. Each watch of the Goliath collection has the characteristic rectangular case. With a case width of 37 or 42 millimetres we can safely state that these watches are clearly oversized. Yet, they fit nicely around the wrist thanks to the curved shape of the case.

Four of the five new arrivals within the Goliath collection have a very exclusive appearance thanks to their gold plating. This so-called PVD grade A gold plating has been applied on high-quality steel cases, guaranteeing their high degree of wear-resistance. Partly due to the white dial and the white leather croco strap, these models are true eye-catchers that fit in perfectly with this summer's fashion trend. Two of the models have even been fitted with diamond set zirconias. This sparkling watch is available in case widths 37 and 42 mm.

The most successful model of the TW Steel Goliath collection is the TW 118W, 37 mm. Due to popular demand, TW Steel now also brings a 42 mm version of this top model on the market (TW119W). The steel case has been fitted with diamond set zirconias, a white dial and a white leather strap with croco print.
The new Goliath designs are more than just fashionable eye-catchers on the wrist, though. They also show the time extremely accurately thanks to a thoroughly reliable Japanese chrono precision movement with rapid date adjustment. Furthermore, the chronograph component indicates the seconds, minutes and the 24-hour clock. In addition, the watches have been fitted with reinforced mineral glass and are waterproof up to thirty metres. Those who are worried that all this comes with a high price tag will be surprised by the recommended retail price.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Cornelius & Cie - The Chronosome 46XY watch

The heart of the Chronosome 46XY watch is an astonishing movement. The Calibre AS 690 was developed and produced by the A. Schild company in Grenchen, Switzerland, in 1935. It is a sturdy, large movement beating at a steady 18.000 bph. When the strong main spring is fully wound (by hand) the movement has a power reserve of 8 days.

The decisive feature of the movement is the large barrel placed in an extremely eccentrical position. Why A. Schild constructed the movement in such a way is unknown; it is a distinct possibility the movement originally was not intended for use in wrist watches but designed for other uses such as pocket watches or automotive instrumentation. However, when he first saw Calibre AS 690, Kees Engelbarts was impressed by the quality of its construction, its pleasingly different design and the accurate timekeeping it provided. Apart from the position of the barrel the movement features two other interesting construction details. There is a pusher located at two o’clock that disconnects the winding crown from the winding mechanism so that the crown can be used to turn the hands. And A. Schild used a rather unique shock absorbing system to protect the balance. The leaf spring shock absorber is not unlike the Pare-chute system developed by Abraham-Louis Breguet.

Cornelius & Cie has acquired a sufficiently large quantity of the AS 690 calibres to manufacture at least 100 Chronosome 46XY watches. Enough spare parts are available to guarantee future servicing and repairs.

Every movement is taken apart piece by piece. Every single part is embellished by hand and rhodium plated. Kees Engelbarts executes the engraving and finishing on the skelonized movements by hand. Then each movement is reassembled by a team of qualified watchmakers lead by Jerôme Willert, formerly working at Breguet. The unique movements are placed inside the unique cases manufactured by Michel Josserand (Besançon, France). The dial is produced by Cador (Basle, Switzerland); its thickness of 1 mm increases the aesthetic quality and provides ample space for engraving. Front and back of the case are sealed with flat sapphire glasses. Because of the asymmetrical case Kees Engelbarts had to design a completely unique strap attachment system using two small brass wedges to lock the alligator strap in its place.

Each Chronosome 46XY watch will be presented in a specially designed box including an Orbita watch winder (specially tuned to the strong mainspring of the movement). The possibility is offered to have the top of the barrel engraved with a text or a picture, turning each watch into an extremely personal one. The engraving can daily be seen through a window in the dial.

The Chronosome 46XY watch in Platinum case
The Chronosome 46XY watches are the first models produced by Cornelius & Cie. Initial production is 12 watches only, but the company expects to produce 100 Chronosome 46XY watches in 2008. In 2009 Cornelius & Cie will introduce a sportier version of the Chronosome 46XY with automatic movements and steel cases. Designs for a ladies’ Chronosome 46XX have already started. 2010 will see the introduction of watches with more complicated movements. Kees Engelbarts and Paul Pertijs are considering the development of a proprietary movement to be introduced after 2010. Total production capacity of the Geneva-based workshop is expected to grow to 300 watches per year.

The Chronosome 46XY watch in 18k Gold case
The name Chronosome is a merger of the words Chronos and Some. ‘Chronos’ is the Greek word for time, the personification of time being a god-like creature also known as Father Time. ‘Some‘ comes from the Greek word ‘soma’, meaning ‘body’. Cornelius & Cie has chosen the world Chronosome because it merges these two concepts of time and body beautifully. Of course the reference to the chromosome is not unintended. The number 46 indicates the number of chromosomes per human cell. Because the first series of watches are designed for the male wrist, Cornelius & Cie has added XY, XY being the code to indicate male humans in the sex-determination system used to indicate male humans. The ladies’ watches will have 46XX as standard reference. So the Chronosome 46XY is the ‘time body’ for the human male, the Chronosome 46XX is the ‘time body’ for the human female.

Technical details
Case
Platinum or 18K rose gold (5N)
Diameter: 49 mm
Thickness: 16.30 mm

Water resistance: 30 m
Back: sapphire crystal

Movement
A.Schild Calibre 690 from1935, rhodinum and/or gold plated, embellished by hand, engraved and/or skeletonised by hand
Power reserve:8 days
Vibrations/hr:18.000
Jewelling:17 jewels (13 from the original movement, 4 added)

Strap
Alligator with 18K gold buckle


Zenith Defy Classic Gold Open Grande Date

The Defy “Open Grande Date” is now available  in a new brushed rose gold case and with a silver guilloche dial. This model is equipped with the new El Primero 4039 SC automatic chronograph movement with patented three disk Grande Date and power reserve module.
The models are available with a brown strap, in beaten alligator for a chic sporty look, with a brown integral strap made of natural rubber for a more relaxed style or with a solid gold, centre guilloche strap for the ultimate in luxury.
Technical Details
Movement
Caliber :NEW El Primero 4039 SC
Automatic chronograph movement with Grande Date and power reserve module
13``` caliber
Diameter : 30.50 mm. Height : 9.05 mm
331 components
Balance bridge in shock-absorbing Zenithium Z
36’000 vibrations per hour
Power reserve over 50 hours
41 jewels
Measures short time intervals to a 10th of a second
Automatic winding in both directions
Central rotor on ball bearings
22-carat gold oscillating weight with “Grain d’Orge” guilloché pattern

Functions
Hours and minutes in the center
Small seconds-hand at 9 o’clock
Chronograph:
• Central seconds-hand
• 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Patented 3-Disc Grande Date over 2 o’clock
Power Reserve indicator from hour axis

Case
Brushed rose gold case, push-buttons & crown
Case diameter: 46.5 mm
Screw-in push buttons with specific guilloche pattern
Screw-in crown engraved with ZENITH star
Graduated unidirectional rotating bezel, with gold screw-heads & satin-finished cone-shaped indexes
Transparent sapphire case back
Screw-in case back
Water resistance up to 50 meters.
Crystal :Sapphire glass, 3 mm thick, with anti-reflective coating on both sides

Dial
Silver fully guilloché dial
Opening at 10 o’clock revealing heart of 4039 SC El Primero caliber
Applied gold numerals and indexes

Hands:Brushed rose gold faceted luminous hands with white Superluminova inserts;Hour & minute “skeleton” hands

Straps
Brown handmade alligator leather strap or Brown rubber strap
Bracelet:Brushed rose gold bracelet with guilloché patterns on central links
Buckle :Brushed rose gold tongue buckle for rubber & leather straps ; Brushed rose gold triple-folded clasp for the bracelet.

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