Tuesday, September 30, 2008

CONSUL Santorini

Swiss watch maker Consul released new Santorini watch models.

Image:CONSUL Santorini 7464.13.55


Technical Specifications
High resistant stainless steel case::Swiss made quartz movement::Hours, minutes and seconds::Date at 6 o’clock::Water resistant to 50 M - 5 ATM (165 feet)::Scratch proof curved sapphire::Screw-in back::Available with 8 different dials::Assorted leather straps with butterfly folded buckle.
- Swiss made
- 12 months international warranty

BOVET Sportster Saguaro Chronograph

The styling of the 46mm Sportster Saguaro red gold chronograph recalls the advanced chronograph designs produced by BOVET in the Art Deco era. The Saguaro self-winding chronograph is unusual in having the buttons at the top of the case at 11 and 1 on either side of the crown and bow. It makes the chronograph easier to use and provides a pleasing symmetry to the watch.

The movement, visible through a sapphire transparent back, bears the characteristical Sportster decoration Côtes de Genève. The Saguaro chronograph is BOVET’s classic Sportster configuration of three subdials: hours and minutes counters with running seconds. The large date, Art Deco numerals, the tachometer and pulsometer scales demonstrate that functionality need not compromise stylishness.

Water-resistant to 300 metres, certified by Chronofiable, with a rubberized and water-proof strap, the Saguaro will bring style to water-sports practising and a sport-chic feeling.
Technical details

Case
46mm case in 18K red gold
Crown and pushers in 18K red gold
Non-reflecting sapphire glass on front and back case
Height: 21.35 mm
Water-resistance: 300 meters (990 feet, 30ATM)

Dial
Polished and lacquered off-white enamel with Art-Déco applied numerals
White enamel counters
18K gold engraved ring for pulsations
White luminova dots
Hours and minutes hands with white luminova
Serpentine seconds hand

Movement
Self-winding calibre 13BA01
Winding rotor in 22K gold « Côtes de Genève » surface-finish on bridges
Screws angled and blued by fire
COSC Chronometer certificate
Balance frequency: 28’800 V/h
Power reserve: 42 hours

Indications
Hours, minutes and small seconds at 6 o’clock
Chronograph with central seconds
Minutes chronograph counter at 9 o’clock
Hours chronograph counter at 3 o’clock

Bracelet
Rubber strap
Ardillon buckle

Other versions
Other versions available upon request

BOVET Fleurier Complications - Triple Date with Moonphase

This practical movement proved popular when it was introduced in 2005 at BOVET’s fair in Geneva. In the Fleurier 42mm dress watch, BOVET’s designers show how attractive clarity and precision can be in indicating six scales of time — from minutes to lunar months — on the dial. The dial, in black or white enamel, is offered with a mother-of-pearl or enamel moon phase.

The roman numerals, in appliques, show clearly the hours.  The self-winding movement, one of the finest in its category, delivers more than 70 hours of power reserve from twin barrels. In this watch, it’s in a BOVET livery of Côtes de Genève, blued-steel screws and a raised fleurisanne engraving on the 22-carat gold rotor.
Technical details

Case
42mm case in 18K white gold
Sapphire cabochon-set crown and strap-bolts
Non-reflecting sapphire glass on front and back case
Height: 11.35 mm
Water-resistance: 30 meters (100 feet, 3 ATM)

Dial
Black enamel with white mother-of-pearl sky
Serpentine hands with red tips

Movement
Self-winding calibre 11BA11
Winding rotor in 22K gold, engraved in fleurisanne style
Screws angled and blued by fire
Balance frequency: 28’800 V/h
Power reserve: 72 hours

Functions
Hour, minutes, day, date, month and moon phase

Bracelet
Alligator hand stitched
Folding buckle in 18K gold

Other versions
Available in 18K rose gold

BOVET FLEURIER Complications - Perpetual Calendar Retrograde with Moonphase

A magnificent demonstration of how to display a full calendar and moon phases in letters, numbers and images. Retrograde indications — where a hand flies back to the beginning of a scale after reaching a prescribed end — are popular because they challenge our view of time as a constant rotation of passing minutes, hours, days and months. It’s simple enough, mechanically, to advance the dates-hand every 24 hours against a spring, which is released by the perpetual-calendar mechanism at the end of the month (28, 29, 30 or 31 days) so that it flicks back to the beginning.

The problem that underlies all such retrograde mechanisms is that the hand flies back (through an arc of 225° in this watch) with such force that it bounces up again on the scale and catches on the second or date. BOVET gets around the bounce-back problem by slowing the return of the dates-hand with a train of wheels. This solution, devised at a Swiss watchmaking school early last century, was found to be the most reliable, but it increases the number of parts for the perpetual-calendar mechanism alone to 230.
Technical details
Case
42mm case in 18K rose gold
Sapphire cabochon-set crown and strap-bolts
Non-reflecting sapphire glass on front and back case
Height: 15.83 mm
Water-resistance: 30 meters (100 feet, 3 ATM)

Dial
Black guilloché with an onyx sky
Serpentine hands with red tips

Movement
Self-winding calibre 13BA04
Winding rotor in 22K gold, openworked in fleurisanne style
Screws angled and blued by fire
Balance frequency: 28’800 V/h
Power reserve: 48 hours

Functions
Day, date indicated by the retrograde hand, month, leap-year indications and moon phase

Bracelet
Alligator hand stitched
Folding buckle in 18K gold

Other versions
Available in 18K white gold

BOVET FLEURIER Ladies' Watch with Pearl Bracelet

BOVET’s classic Fleurier case recalls its tradition of artisan decoration in the lady’s 34mm pearl bracelet watch. It is elegantly dressed in 18 carat gold, natural pearls and mother-of-pearl, and high-quality diamonds. Pearls have been used to decorate BOVET timepieces since their original use on their 19th century pocket watches crafted for the Chinese imperial court. Movements and cases of these pocket watches were set with half-cut pearls, which, at that time, were more valuable than diamonds.

This year a representative collection of this luxurious line will be presented. This exclusive collection demonstrates BOVET’s exquisite craftsmanship, flair for originality, and traditional integrity. Since every pearl watch can be made to order, there are a wide variety of offerings. The case with matching curved links and folding clasp are available in either the 18 carat white gold and 18 carat rose gold models with a choice of a quartz movement, an automatic movement, or a pearl-decorated and hand-engraved automatic ‘Prestige’ movement. This timepiece demonstrates BOVET’s exquisite craftsmanship, flair for originality, and traditional integrity.
Technical details
Case
34mm case in 18K white or rose gold
Briolette diamond cabochon-set crown
Non-reflecting, sapphire glass
Height: 8,15 mm
Water-resistance: 30 meters (100 feet, 3ATM)

Dial
Hand-made guilloché in black, white or chocolate mother-of-pearl
12 brilliant cut diamonds indexes
Serpentine hands

Movement
Quartz calibre 8BQ01
“Côtes de Genève” surface-finish on bridges
Screws angled and blued by fire

Setting
Bezel, bow and bracelet links set with 600 brilliant cut diamonds, 3.4 cts in total

Indications
Hours and minutes from central hands

Bracelet
110 pearls
Folding buckle in 18K gold

Other versions
Other versions available upon request

BOVET-FLEURIER Complications Mechanical Self-winding 7-day Tourbillon Double Time Zone Orbis Mundi

Tireless in his quest for perfection, Pascal Raffy and the artisans of the DIMIER 1738 manufactures have united their efforts in the realisation of this new masterpiece. Called Orbis Mundi®, this grand complication embodies new feats of virtuosity. The 13BA05 automatic calibre that powers this exquisite timepiece was imagined, designed and developed to incorporate functions both useful and practical for every day use.

The transparent mineral rock crystal dial reveals successively, in the different segments of ideal quadrants: a main time zone indicating the local hours and minutes and the pivoted tourbillon cage featuring a “lotus flower” bridge and a seconds hand. A second counter indicates the hours of the second time zone.At 9 o’clock, an aperture displaying a choice of one of 24 cities able to be associated with the second time zone, as well as a power reserve indicator, which, with the combined use of two barrels, has an autonomy of 7 days.
Furthermore, the practical aspects of this timepiece are evident; two slide-shaped pushers on the left-hand case-side allow rapid and easy adjustment of the second time zone and 24 cities, while the generous dial opening and the use of luminescent material offer superb legibility without in detracting from the refined traditional aesthetic of this BOVET Fleurier Complication timepiece.

The expertise and skills of the artisans in the various Haute Horlogerie Watchmaking crafts represented at the DIMIER 1738 manufactures guarantee that even the minute and unseen features of the watch will be finished with meticulous attention to detail.

With this new exploit, BOVET continues a tradition dating back to 1822 and, once again, invites the collectors and aficionados to experience the hours of the world and to take the time to discover all its secrets and treasures.

Technical details
Case
46mm case in 18K red gold
Sapphire cabochon-set crown and strap-bolts
Non-reflecting sapphire glass on front and case back
Height: 17,44 mm
Water-resistance: 30 meters (100 feet, 3 ATM)

Dial
Black anthracite guilloché
Black lacquered time zone counters with applied indexes
Rectangular window at 9 o’clock
Aperture at 3 o’clock on the cage of the tourbillon
Serpentine hands with tips coated with white luminova

Movement
Self-winding, calibre 13BA05 with tourbillon
Winding rotor in 22K gold, with openings in fleurisanne style
Screws angled and blued by fire
Balance frequency: 21’600 V/h
Tourbillon: One-minute tourbillon with an inter-bridge cage mountedwith “Lotus Flower”
Power reserve: 7 days (168 hours)

Functions
Local time hours and minutes by main time zone at12 o’clock
Hours by second time zone at 6 o’clock ;Seconds from tourbillon cage
Power reserve indication counter at 9 o’clock
Counter at 9 o’clock: 24 cities indication by disk
Counter at 6 o’clock: day and night indication by disk

Bracelet
Alligator hand stitched
Folding buckle in 18K gold

Edition
Limited edition of 39 timepieces per precious metal
Available in 18K white gold

BOVET FLEURIER - Miniature Painting “Puma”

Bovet has access to the most accomplished artists in miniature painting and enamels. The art of the miniature consists of mastering extreme details to give the work a presence beyond its size. In this unique piece, the artist’s talent brings to life a well observed study of a graceful and powerful puma, symbol of strength. This unique timepiece is fitted with a self-winding haute horlogerie movement finished in Côtes de Genève with blued screws and a 22K gold winding rotor, engraved in fleurisanne style.
Technical details

Case
42mm case in 18K rose gold
Sapphire cabochon-set crown and strap-bolts
Non-reflecting sapphire glass on front and back case
Height: 10.48mm
Water-resistance: 30 meters (100 feet, 3ATM)

Dial
Black mother-of-pearl dial featuring the miniature painting of “Puma”

Movement
Self-winding calibre 11BA08
Winding rotor in 22K gold, engraved in fleurisanne style
Screws angled and blued by fire
Balance frequency : 28’800 V/h
Power reserve: 55 hours

Indications
Hours and minutes from central serpentine hands

Bracelet
Alligator hand stitched
Folding buckle in 18K gold

Edition
Unique piece

Bovet FLEURIER Jumping Hours

BOVET’s most unusual timepiece features a central jumping digital hour set in a rock crystal glass revealing the poetry of its original movement. The white luminova triangle shows the minutes against the black enamel dial ring. This year, the art of the fleurisanne hand-engraving shows its magnificence on this version on the power reserve plate, the bow and the strap-bolt. Amazingly for their size,the 12 central hours are all on one disc,offset so its rim is leveled with the movement’s.

They jump instantaneously as the white triangle reaches the 60th minute at 12 o’clock. A sapphire-crystal caseback reveals the movement and its gold winding rotor, beautifully decorated with an openwork in fleurisanne style.
Technical details

Case
42mm case in 18K rose gold
Sapphire cabochon-set crown and strap-bolts
Non-reflecting sapphire glass on front and back case
Height: 14,50 mm
Water-resistance: 30 meters (100 feet, 3ATM)

Dial
Openwork engraved in fleurisanne style
Blackened jumping hours disk with numerals in white luminova
Black rotating minutes ring with triangle indicator coated with white luminova

Movement
Self-winding calibre 13BA04
Winding rotor in 22K gold, with openings in fleurisanne style
Bridges engraved in fleurisanne style
Screws angled and blued by fire
Balance frequency: 28’800 V/h
Power reserve: 48 hours

Indications
Jumping hours on central disk, minutes by white triangle

Bracelet
Alligator hand stitched
Folding buckle in 18K gold

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Franc Vila-SuperLigero skeleton tourbillon in blue “Lightnium”

Swiss Luxury watch maker FRANC VILA unveils a new version in blue “Lightnium” of the SuperLigero skeleton tourbillon.

Continuing his aim to bring together sport, state of the art engineering, architecture and modern art, Franc Vila has created a deep and vibrant contemporary blue version of his impressive skeleton tourbillon movement FV Nº 6, aesthetically inspired by contemporary art.FVa Nº 6 Tourbillon Planétaire Skeleton SuperLigero Concept was first introduced in Baselworl 2008. Its movement has been built for the first time ever in a Lithium-based alloy christened ”lightnium”. This new material is an extremely low density metal, formerly reserved for state of the art aeronautical engineering. It’s main characteristics are lightness combined with high tensile strength, allowing for structural weight reduction and an increase in the elasticity of the module.

Designed to be shock and stress resistant, FVa Nº 6 Tourbillon Planétaire Skeleton SuperLigero Concept is the result not only of an intense quest for aesthetics, but also of technical prowess. The creation of a movement with these characteristics in a material with these properties has led FRANC VILA to seek inspiration in disciplines not traditionally related to High-End Watchmaking. The structural design of the mechanism has its roots in modern architecture. By using an extremely low density material and reducing the movement to its minimum expression, it is made into a skeleton. All the while, maximum stability of the system is ensured by allowing the movement to be rigid enough to stand up to the stresses of the gear train, barrel and tourbillon thereby ensuring perfect performance. The lightness of this new material means that the movement is less affected by inertial forces. This advantage, combined with its strong architectural design, make this tourbillon the strongest and sportiest skeleton watch in it’s category.

The staging of an aesthetic clearly inspired by contemporary art is a clear expression of the artistic background of the founder of the brand. We see this in the back of the movement and the impressive cage of the tourbillon which is constructed in coloured Lightnium and decorated with the logo of the firm. This timepiece is without doubt the most impressive proof to date of the artistic and technical sensibility of Franc Vila. He once again pushes his ethos to the maximum by creating a calibre which, while being a skeleton, maintains the characteristic “Esprit Unique” shape which gives all his creations their strong and unmistakable identity.

In the words of Franc Vila, “most skeleton watches are highly traditional machines, featuring ornate engraving and classical motifs in the style of Rococo Art. They don’t take care of the architecture of the movement. I wanted to create a contemporary skeleton tourbillon which evokes the senses with clear influences of contemporary art, design and modern architecture”.Technically, the movement has 5 days of reserve power. It’s regulatory organ is a flying tourbillon which is equipped with the “Inertial Moment Control”. This control constantly and precisely regulates the tourbillon. A differential system of planetary gears allows a fast planetary winding function effectively reducing by two-thirds the number of turns needed to wind the watch. The creation of FVa Nº 6 Tourbillon Planétaire Skeleton SuperLigero Concept places High-End Watchmaking on the crossroads of contemporary art, architecture, craftsmanship and advanced engineering, all of which come together in a high performance watch with the impressive naked beauty of a skeleton mechanism beating inside of it: this is modern art with all of its intense emotions.

Franc Vila-SuperLigero skeleton tourbillon in blue “Lightnium”


Technical Details:
Movement: FV Nº 6 Mechanical movement with manual winding. 24 rubies. Flying tourbillon with “Inertial Moment Control System” and “Wheels Differential System”. Mechanism manufactured in the brand’s characteristic “Esprit Unique” shape, hand-made and hand-decorated. Bridge of the tourbillon and plate made in blue ”Lightnium”.

Functions: Hours, minutes and power reserve indication.

Case: Black Titanium. Special “Esprit Unique” shape with elliptic and circular bezel. Crystal and caseback both in sapphire with double sided anti-glare treatment. Water resistant 100 meters.

Dial: Transparent saphire dial with hours and minutes indications. Power reserve indication at 9.
Ultra-limited edition 8 pieces.

Franc Vila-FVa Nº Cuatro Tourbillon Dial-Side Column Wheel Monopusher Chronograph FERRERO Special Edition

FVa Nº Cuatro FERRERO Special Edition was launched in 2008 as a part of Montre Contemporaine Grande Complication.This stunning watch collection is dedicated to ace tennis player,Juan Carlos Ferrero.

Juan Carlos Ferrero and Franc Vila:Two men born in Valencia, near the Mediterranean sea, who come from two different universes, share the same sophisticated lifestyle and passion for real luxury. Both have achieved the best in their fields but continue their quest for excelence and have the same attitude towards their adversities. One is tennis great, Juan Carlos Ferrero. The other is the talented watchmaker, Franc Vila. Both of them play on the court of perfection.When Franc Vila met Ferrero he realized their personalities match well and decided to produce for Ferrero the most complicated watch dedicated for Sport : FVa Nº Cuatro Tourbillon Dial Side Column Wheel Monopusher Chronograph in red gold and black titanium. This calibre is the first tourbillon movement ever to have the chronograph mechanism built in the dial side and has been built in the brand’s characteristic “esprit unique” shape.

FVa Nº Cuatro FERRERO Special Edition


Technical Details
Case:Bezel in red gold. Carrure in Black Titanium. Special “Esprit Unique” shape with elliptic and circular bezel. Crystal and caseback both in sapphire with double sided anti-glare treatment. Chronograph monopusher at 2.

Movement:FV No. Cuatro calibre. 262 components. 33 rubies. 5 days power reserve (120 hours). Chronograph monopushing function with dial side column wheel, directly coupled to tourbillon. Flying tourbillon with inertial moment control mechanism and wheel differential system. Mechanism manufactured in the brand’s characteristic “Esprit Unique” shape, hand-made and hand-decorated.

Functions:Hours, Minutes, Chronograph Monopusher and power reserve indication.
Dial:60 seconds (at 2) and 30 minutes (at 10) chronograph counters. Power reserve indication at 9.

Ultra-limited edition of 8 pieces.

Franc Vila FVa Nº 6 Tourbillon Planétaire Skeleton SuperLigero Concept

FVa Nº 6 Tourbillon Planétaire Skeleton SuperLigero Concept by Franc Vila was unveiled in Basel world 2008.The movement has been built for the first time ever in an Aluminium-Lithium based alloy named ”Lightnium” by the brand. This new material is an extremely low density metal, formerly reserved for state of the art aeronautical engineering. It’s main characteristics are lightness combined with high tensile strength, allowing a structural weight reduction and an increase in elastic modulus.

Designed to be shock and stress resistant, FVa Nº 6 Tourbillon Planétaire Skeleton SuperLigero Concept is the result not only of an intense quest for aesthetics, but also of technical prowess. The creation of a movement with these characteristics in a material with these properties has led FRANC VILA to seek inspiration in disciplines not traditionally related to High-End Watchmaking. The structural design of the mechanism has its roots in modern architecture. By using an extremely low density material and by reducing the movement to its minimum expression, it is made into a skeleton. Maximum stability of the system is ensured by allowing the movement to be rigid enough to stand up to the stresses of the gear train, barrel and tourbillon thereby ensuring perfect performance. The lightness of this new material means that the movement is less affected by inertial forces. This advantage, combined with its strong architectural design, makes this tourbillon the strongest and sportiest skeleton watch in it’s category.

The staging inspired by contemporary art is a clear expression of the artistic background of the founder of the brand. We see this in the back of the movement and the impressive cage of the tourbillon which is constructed in coloured Lightnium and decorated with the logo of the firm. This timepiece is without doubt the most impressive proof to date of the artistic and technical sensibility of Franc Vila. He once again pushes his ethos to the maximum by creating a calibre which, while being a skeleton, maintains the characteristic “Esprit Unique” shape which gives all his creations their strong and unmistakable identity.As Franc Vila says, “most skeleton watches are highly traditional machines, featuring ornate engraving and classical motifs in the style of Rococo Art. They don’t take care of the architecture of the movement. I wanted to create a contemporary skeleton tourbillon which evokes the senses with clear influences of contemporary art, design and modern architecture”.

Technically, the movement has 5 days reserve power. It’s regulatory organ is a flying tourbillon which is equipped with the “Inertial Moment Control”. This control constantly and precisely regulates the tourbillon. A differential system of planetary gears allows a fast planetary winding function effectively reducing by two-thirds the number of turns needed to wind the watch.The creation of FVa Nº 6 Tourbillon Planétaire Skeleton SuperLigero Concept places High-End Watchmaking on the crossroads of contemporary art, architecture, craftsmanship and advanced engineering. All of which come together in a high performance watch with the impressive naked beauty of a skeleton mechanism beating inside of it: this is modern art with all of its intense emotions.

FVa Nº 6 Tourbillon Planétaire Skeleton SuperLigero Concept


Technical Details
Case: Black Titanium. Special “Esprit Unique” shape with elliptic and circular bezel. Crystal and caseback both in sapphire with double sided anti-glare treatment. Water resistant 100 meters.

Movement: FV Nº 6 calibre. 24 rubies. Flying tourbillon with inertial moment control mechanism and wheel differential system. Mechanism manufactured in the brand’s characteristic “Esprit Unique” shape, hand-made and hand-decorated. Bridge of the tourbillon and plate made in red Lightnium.

Functions: Hours, minutes and power reserve indication.
Dial: Transparent sapphire dial with hours and minutes indications. Power reserve indication at 9.

Ultra-limited edition 8 pieces.
Case also available in Black DieHard Extreme Steel, DieHard Extreme Steel, red gold, white gold, Titanium & Gold or Titanium & DieHard Extreme Steel or Black DieHard Extreme Steel.

FRANC VILA “El Bandido” Collection

FRANC VILA “El Bandido” Collection was launched in Basel world 2008 along with FVa Nº 6 Tourbillon Planétaire Skeleton SuperLigero Concept.Fully and deeply black, FRANC VILA “El Bandido” collection includes watches which hide their faces like bandits. “El Bandido” Collection includes the following watches:FVa9 “El Bandido” Chronograph Master Quantième Automatique,FVa11 “El Bandido”Chronographe Fly-Back Quantième Perpétuel Automatique and FVa Nº 1 “El Bandido”Tourbillon Planétaire 5 Days Power Reserve.

FVa9 “El Bandido” Chronograph Master Quantième Automatique:FVa9 Franc Vila “esprit unique” high-end sports timepiece is both extremely sporty and impeccably elegant in the everyday life. Its highly complex movement allows not only the measurement of short times, but also the simultaneous indication of the date, the day of the week, the month and the moon phases.



Technical Details:
Case:Black DieHard Extreme Steel. Special “Esprit Unique” shape with elliptic and circular bezel. Crystal and caseback both in sapphire with double sided anti-glare treatment. Chronograph start/stop at 2. Chronograph reset pusher at 4. Water resistant 100 meters.
Movement:FRANC VILA FV9. High Grade Mechanical Self-Winding hand finished complicated movement calibre. FRANC VILA Exclusive Gold Concept Rotor.
Functions :Hours. Minutes. Chronograph. Complete calendar. Moon phase.
Dial:Carbon fiber sport dial with black numbers and guilloché. Chronograph indications in red.
Straps :Crocodile strap with Black DieHard Extreme Steel deployment buckle. Rubber sport strap also included.
Limited edition of 88 pieces.

FVa11 “El Bandido”Chronographe Fly-Back Quantième Perpétuel Automatique:Franc Vila “esprit unique” Timepiece combining a Fly-Back chronograph (which allows a new measurement starting from zero by pressing down a single pusher without stopping, zeroing and restarting the whole mechanism) with the most complex horology complication related to the calendar feature. This timepiece indicates the date, day, month and leap year and does not need manual corrections. The sophisticated mechanism changes automatically the date at the end of each month including the 29th February in leap years.



Technical Details
Case:Black DieHard Extreme Steel. Special “Esprit Unique” shape with elliptic and circular bezel. Crystal and caseback both in sapphire with double sided anti-glare treatment. Chronograph start/stop at 2. Chronograph reset pusher at 4. Water resistant 100 meters.
Movement:High Grade Mechanical Self-Winding hand finished complicated movement calibre FRANC VILA FV11. FRANC VILA Exclusive Gold Concept Rotor.
Functions :Hours. Minutes. Fly-back chronograph. Perpetual calendar. Moon phase.
Dial :Carbon fiber sport dial with black numbers and guilloché. Chronograph indications in red.
Straps :Crocodile strap with Black DieHard Extreme Steel deployment buckle. Rubber sport strap also included.
Limited edition of 48 pieces.

FVa Nº 1 “El Bandido”Tourbillon Planétaire 5 Days Power Reserve:This calibre is one of the first hand-made and hand-decorated FRANC VILA’s own movements. Equipped with a flying tourbillon with 5 days power reserve, this movement made history adopting an aesthetic shape for the first time: the “esprit unique shape”. This movement is equipped with advanced systems and technologies that turn this piece into a very contemporary tourbillon. The “Inertial Moment Control” technology allows a precise adjustment through inertial moment, and the “Wheels Differential System” is a radically new spherical differential system used to wind the power reserve, with wheel arms directly incorporating the planetary gears. This innovative system allow a fast planetary winding function reduces the time to wind this exclusive timepiece by two-thirds.



Technical Details:
Case:Black DieHard Extreme Steel. Special “Esprit Unique” shape with elliptic and circular bezel. Crystal and caseback both in sapphire with double sided anti-glare treatment. Water resistant 100 meters.

Movement:Exclusive Mechanical Hand Wound Movement Caliber FRANC VILA No. 1 TV, manufactured, assembled and hand decorated by FRANC VILA. Manufactured in the characteristic “esprit unique” shape. Movement finished and polished by hand. Frequency 21600 vph. 24 rubies. 120 hours power reserve. Suspended tourbillon without ball bearing, with “Wheels Differential” and “Inertial Moment Control” systems. ”Balancier à Masselottes” in gold. Manufactured Lever Escapement and Escape wheel. Unique Barrel “Planétaire Sphérique”.

Functions :Hours. Minutes. Power reserve indication.
Dial :Black mother of pearl with guilloché. Power reserve indication at 9.
Straps :Rubber sport straps with Black DieHard Extreme Steel deployment buckle. Crocodile straps also included.
Ultra-Limited edition of 8 pieces.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Franc Vila FVa7 Master Quantième Automatique fully paved with 1003 diamonds

FVa7 Master Quantième Automatique (fully paved with 1003 diamonds) was launched in 2007 as a part of Montre Complication-Haute Joaillerie collection by Franc Vila.FRANC VILA “Haute Joaillerie” collection includes complicated movements delicately hand-set with high-end quality diamonds. It places quality far above, concentrating on exclusive, strictly limited and numbered collections. They all are manufactured in the “esprit unique” philosophy.



This Franc Vila “esprit unique”Timepiece combines a Full Calendar displaying date, day of the week and month with a moon phase.This classical and eternal design is a homage to the astrological calendars of the 40´s and 50´s with central Windows displaying the day of the week and the month and a subsidiary dial located at number six displaying the date and moon phase.

Technical Details
Limited edition 88 pieces. Fully paved with 1003 VVS1 diamonds. High Grade Mechanical Self-Winding hand finished complicated movement calibre FV7. FRANC VILA Exclusive Gold Concept Rotor. Guilloché and Nacre dial. Crocodile strap with white gold deployment buckle. Rubber sport strap included. Crystal and caseback both in sapphire with double sided anti-glare treatment. Water resistant 100 metres.

Franc Vila FVa12-9A Chronographe Quantième Annuel Automatique

FVa12-9A Chronographe Quantième Annuel Automatique was launched in 2007 as a part of Montre Complication by Franc Vila.

Collection: “Grand Sport”:FRANC VILA “Grand Sport” concept collection includes
timepieces which are both contemporary sporty and elegant. These timepieces respond to Franc Vila’s desire to create 21st century dynamic and eyecatcher wristwatches.This Franc Vila “esprit unique” timepiece is equipped with annual calendar, an intermediate complication between a full calendar and a perpetual calendar,combined with a chronograph. This timepiece automatically displays the month and date in every month with either 30 or 31 days and only needs a manual correction once a year, at the end of February.



Technical Details
Limited edition 88 pieces. High Grade Mechanical Self-Winding hand finished complicated movement calibre FV 12-9A. FRANC VILA Exclusive Gold Concept Rotor. Sport dial in black carbon fiber and guilloché. Crocodile strap with Black DieHard Extreme Steel deployment buckle. Rubber sport strap included. Crystal and caseback both in sapphire with double sided anti-glare treatment. Water resistant 100 metres.

Franc Vila FVa Nº 5 Ten Days Self-Controlled Precision System Chronometer

FVa Nº 5 Ten Days Self-Controlled Precision System Chronometer was launched in 2007 as a part of Montre Contemporaine Grande Complication by Franc Vila.

FVa Nº 5 in White Gold


The FVa Nº 5 Ten Days joined FRANC VILA’s “Montre Contemporaine Grande Complication” collection in Baselworld 2007 with a new movement that continues the tradition in this collection to incorporate exclusive and innovative technologies which turn these timepieces into 21st Century classics. Hand-made and hand-decorated by FRANC VILA, the FV Nº 5 manufactured calibre is equipped with two barrels in series and the exclusive “Self-Controlled Precision System”, which allows a 10 days power reserve and guarantees chronometer precision for seven days.

FVa Nº 5 in Red Gold


The movement achieves its goal of maintaining chronometer precision during all its running time by stopping automatically on the seventh day. This calibre is manufactured in the brand’s characteristic “esprit unique” shape, like the rest of movements of the “Grande Complication” collection, which made history adopting for the first time an aesthetic shape.

FVa Nº 5 in Black Die Hard Extreme Steel


Technical Details
Exclusive Mechanical Hand Wound Movement Caliber with double barrel FRANC VILA Nº 5, manufactured, assembled and hand decorated by FRANC VILA. Manufactured in the characteristic “esprit unique” shape. Movement finished and polished by hand. Frequency : 21600 vph. 34 rubies. Adjusted to all positions.10 days power reserve with two in series barrels. Self-Controlled Precision System with chronometer certificate for 7 days. Balance bridge with height adjustment control. Active Spring length micrometer adjustment control with patented regulator. Power reserve indicator at 12h. Crocodile strap with Black DieHard Extreme Steel deployment buckle. Rubber Sport Strap included. Crystal and caseback both in sapphire with double sided anti-glare treatment. Limited Edition: 48 pieces in red, white gold and Black DieHard Extreme Steel.

Franc Vila-FVa Nº 3 Tourbillon Repetition Minutes with Cathedral Gong Strike

FVa Nº 3 Tourbillon Repetition Minutes with Cathedral Gong Strike was launched in 2007 as a part of Montre Contemporaine Grande Complication by Franc Vila. In its determination to create new contemporary classic watches through the understanding of the contemporary world, the genevan firm delights us with the FRANC VILA FVa Nº 3 Tourbillon Repetition Minutes with Cathedral Gong Strike. In this timekeeper is evident the passion for excellence and high watchmaking complications of the founder of the brand and his commitment to create new contemporary classics. The philosophy of the firm converges into this watch, paradigm of its passions and commitments.

Franc Vila knows that after the tourbillons revolution started by the brand alongside other brands updating this complication for the 21st century, it is necessary a similar move en the minute repetition, the highest watchmaking complication. Despite the fact that in a short time the young genevan firm has developed its first tourbillon, its founder felt that it was not enough to reach the goals he determined for himself when he founded the brand, and he thought that it was necessary to go further away than the other brands. In this context was born the FVa Nº 3, in a project that has lasted more than two years and that has involved three watchmakers with more than 25 years of experience in this kind of complications.

What makes special this watch is the exquisite attention in all the details to accomplish the necessary revolution of the minute repeaters. A proof of this perfectionism is the search of a movement that rises the high standards set by the brand’s commitments. A good movement is not enough for a FRANC VILA minute repeater. It is indispensable the best movement. For this reason the firm has developed a new calibre which provides the maximum precision for the best enjoyment of the minute repetition. To achieve it, the regulator organ is based in the successful tourbillon of the FVa nº 1 Tourbillon Planètaire, the FVa Nº 2 Tourbillon Planètaire GMT and the new FVa Nº 4 Chronographe Tourbillon which was presented in Baselworld 2007.

FVa Nº 3 Tourbillon Repetition Minutes with Cathedral Gong Strike Titanium and Die Hard Extreme Steel


Alongside with the precision of the movement, the new “Aboslute Isolated System” technologie has the goal to eliminate the other sounds produced by the mechanism provoking interferences in the minute repetition execution. Furthermore, in the FVa Nº 3 continue being present the technologies already consolidated in the rest of the “Montre Contemporaine Grande Complication” collection. The tourbillon is equipped with the “Inertial Moment Control” system, which allows the fine regulation through the inertial moment, and the “Wheels Differential System”, an innovative spherical differential system used to wind the five days power reserve, with the arms of the wheels incorporating the planetary gears, which allows a fast planetary winding function reducing the winding time by two thirds.

Another detail that shows the passion for excellence of FRANC VILA is the continuous search of materials which offer the best resonance and quality of sound. For this reason the FVa Nº 3 is presented with a titanium or DieHard Extreme Steel case, as these materials provide an excellent resonance. Furthermore, the watch is also disponible in red gold, white gold and in combinations of these materials with DieHard Extreme Steel and Titanium.

Regarding the delivery times, the extreme complexity of this timepiece obligates to to in ultra-limited production series. The firm estimates that it can produce four pieces per year, after a long process of production and verification. This, alongside with the brand philosophy of producing ultra-limited series, makes the FVa Nº 3 one of the most exclusive watches all over the world.

FVa Nº 3 Tourbillon Repetition Minutes with Cathedral Gong Strike Titanium and Red Gold


The FV No. 3 calibre is one of the first hand-made and hand-decorated FRANC VILA’s own movements. Equipped with a flying tourbillon, minute repeater with cathedral gong strike and 5 days power reserve, this movement made history adopting an aesthetic shape for the first time: the “esprit unique shape”. The minute repeater is equipped with cathedral gongs and the exclusive “Absolute Isolated Sound System”, which eliminates other noises produced by the mechanism which can create interferences when executing the repetition. As FV1 and FV2 movements, it is equipped with advanced systems and technologies that turn this piece into a very contemporary tourbillon. The “Inertial Moment Control” technology allows a precise adjustment through inertial moment, and the “Wheels Differential System” is a radically new spherical differential system used to wind the power reserve, with wheel arms directly incorporating the planetary gears. This innovative system allow a fast planetary winding function reduces the time to wind this exclusive timepiece by two-thirds.

Limited Edition: 8 pieces in red and white gold. Exclusive Mechanical Hand Wound Movement Caliber FRANC VILA No. 3 RM TV, manufactured, assembled and hand decorated by FRANC VILA. Manufactured in the characteristic “esprit unique” shape. Movement finished and polished by hand. Frequency 21600 vph. 24 rubies. 80 hours power reserve. Suspended tourbillon without ball bearing, with “Wheels Differential” and “Inertial Moment Control” systems. “Balancier à Masselottes” in gold. Manufactured Lever Escapement and Escape wheel. Repetition minutes with “Absolute Isolated Sound” and “Inertial Wings Wheeel” systems. Crocodile strap with red or white gold deployment bubkle. Rubber Sport Strap included. Crystal and caseback both in sapphire with double sided anti-glare treatment. Water resistant 100 meters.

Franc Vila FVa Nº Cuatro Tourbillon Dial-Side Column Wheel Monopusher Chronograph

FVa Nº Cuatro Tourbillon Dial-Side Column Wheel Monopusher Chronograph was unveiled in 2007, as a part of Montre Contemporaine Grande Complication by Franc Vila.

Franc Vila’s creative capacity is perfectly reflected with the presentation of the new “Chronograph Tourbillon”, without doubt one of the most fabulous timekeepers ever created by the Genevan firm. In this watch two brand’s characteristic tendencies bring together: great complications and the demanded sportive spirit of its creations. The chronographe is the essential function in any sport watch, and Franc Vila wants to express his commitment with horology through the development of this watch, merging sportsmanship with complicated watchmaking into a very contemporary classic watch which adopts a very traditional disposition like the monopusher. On the other side, faith to his purpose of reinvent high-end traditional horology, the “Chronograph Tourbillon” treasures innovations that turn it into a completely revolutionary timekeeper. In Franc Vila’s own words, “this extraordinary timepiece will become a legend in the world of the high-end mechanical sport luxury chronograph”.

This claim is justified because the watch houses the first movement in history which incorporates a chronographe with all its mechanism located in the dial side. The chronograph mechanism has the column wheel visible at 12 and has monopusher function with direct coupling on the tourbillon cage, what Franc Vila explains with a comparison with a car: “All the chronograph movements works like the drive train of a car: once you start it, a coupling system causes the chronograph wheel to contact with the moving transmission wheel and the sweep second hand start to move. In the FVa Nº Cuatro it is a direct coupling system into the tourbillon cage. You even can see it operating in the dial side and suddenly all the wheels of the chronograph mechanism start to move. It’s like all the watch come to live, all the dial have is own live, it is incredible!”

If this elements make the “Chronograph Tourbillon” a watch to consider, the staging choosed by Franc Vila elevates it to the watchmaking masterpiece category. The traditional elements that are so appreciated by Franc Vila take a form never seen by us. For example, the column wheel has been inverted to make it visible through the dial. The mechanism has been subjected to a lot of improvements to raise notably its performance. Among the novelties included in the calibre stand out the inertial moment control, which regulates constantly and extremely delicately the regulator organ precision. Besides, the FVa Nº Cuatro incorporates a differential system of planetary gears that allows a fast planetary winding function reducing the turns needed to wind the watch by two-thirds.

FVa Nº Cuatro Tourbillon in DieHard Extreme Steel


To the innovative technique side of Franc Vila has to be added his ability to show them in the watch in the most effective way. Through a multilayer sapphire dial half skeleton and partially smoked is posible to observe the complex mechanism in charge of the chronograph function and the details of the 262 components used in the making of the FV No. Cuatro calibre. For example, the chronograph direct coupling with the tourbillon regulator organ, or the wheels that form the calibre differential system. Technique to aesthetic service or, in other words, the most sublime horology tradition handed on a plate for our eyes pleasure. That’s the only way we can understand Franc Vila’s work around the breathtaking tourbillon that shines en the dial bottom. The tourbillon cage is decorated with the firms logo and its flying disposition allows the tourbillon mechanism to protrude from the dial surface to reach its deserved protagonism. The FVa Nº Cuatro can also be ordered without dial, what gives the watch an amazing and very technical aspect.

FVa Nº Cuatro Tourbillon Red Gold


FRANC VILA’s Chronograph Tourbillon is available in red gold, white gold, DieHard Extreme Steel and combinations of these materials with titanium. All of them unmistakable thanks to the “esprit unique” shape which marks the personality of the whole collection. With the intention to mark the individuality of the model, the “esprit unique” shape has spread to the calibre FV N º Cuatro. A detail that evidences Franc Vila’s horologic sensibility and hid undoubted aptitude to make possible this technical challenge.

In the Chronograph Tourbillon we can find all the elements that have defined up to the date Franc Vila’s path: a clock capable of agglutinating features as classic as the tourbillon or the chronograph monopusher, doing it in a completely innovative way. A tradition ‘reinvented’ to build a contemporary timepiece.

FVa Nº Cuatro Tourbillon in DieHard Extreme Steel with out dial


Technical Details
Case
Red gold, white gold, DieHard Extreme Steel, Titanium & Gold or Titanium & DieHard Extreme Steel. Special “Esprit Unique” shape with elliptic and circular bezel. Crystal and caseback both in sapphire with double sided anti-glare treatment. Chronograph monopusher at 2.

Movement
FV Nº Cuatro calibre. 262 components. 33 rubies. 5 days power reserve (120 hours). Chronograph monopushing function with dial side column wheel, directly coupled to tourbillon. Flying tourbillon with inertial moment control mechanism and wheel differential system. Mechanism manufactured in the brand’s characteristic “Esprit Unique” shape, hand-made and hand-decorated.

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Chronograph Monopusher and power reserve indication.

Dial
Multilayer smoked sapphire crystal, half skeleton. 60 seconds (at 2) and 30 minutes (at 10) chronograph counters. Power reserve indication at 9. Also available without dial.

Edition
Ultra-limited edition 8 pieces

Friday, September 26, 2008

Harry Winston Avenue Squared timepiece A2 for Men

The House of Harry Winston unveiled the new Avenue Squared for Men, a limited edition of 25 mechanical timepieces.Continuing from the successful launch of the Avenue Squared for Women, this innovative timepiece features a magnificent dual time-zone display, with two separate hour and minute dials. A bold square case enhances the distinct masculine aesthetic, and strong architectural look. The bezel is set with 60 oversized baguette diamonds totaling 9.87 cts, for the ultimate in luxurious sophistication. The easy to read date, quickset by the crown is framed vertically in the interplay of discs for the minute display and hour.Innovative and complicated, the module of the Avenue Squared for Men was developed by Harry Winston on a robust, self-winding caliber, and fully assembled at the Harry Winston Manufacture in Geneva, Switzerland.



Technical details:
Reference: 350/MATZWL.K/BD
Movement: Mechanical automatic winding

Functions: Hours, minutes, 2nd Time Zone, Night and day indicators for each time zone, Vertical large date

Case:
-White Gold
-43.4 x 44.7 mm
-Diamonds: 60 diamonds - baguette 9.80 carats

Dial: Black dial with white gold indexes
Crystal: Sapphire treated antireflective on both sides
Bracelet: Alligator
Water Resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)
Buckle: 60 diamonds/ 0.41 carats

Total Carat Weight: 10.21 carats
Limited Edition: 25 Pieces

Bremont EP120 SPITFIRE Limited Edition

Bremont, successfully launched in 2007, offers a range of exceptional quality, highly-developed timepieces designed to exacting specifications with high aesthetic values. Bremont watches, although made using only fine-quality Swiss components hand-assembled by the best watchmakers working from a dedicated atelier in Biel-Bienne, contain an air of quintessential Britishness, derived from the brands founders, brothers and aviators Nick and Giles English. Following on from the ALT1 and BC ranges introduced in 2007, and the success of the BC-S1 and the BC-S2 series, now comes the new EP120, named after and inspired by a very special aircraft that first flew in 1942.

The recently launched limited edition EP120 watch is named after (and contains parts of) a famous 1942 Spitfire Mk V aircraft, which is possibly the most credited WWII fighter in existence and is now based in Duxford in Cambridgeshire. It shot down 6 German aircrafts on one day during 1942 in WWII, and the aircraft has been used in films such as The Battle of Britain, and starred as the lead Spitfire in Pearl Harbour and Dark Blue World. Some of EP120’s original parts, saved during restoration, are integrated into Bremont’s EP120 range in beautiful ways, including the dial and movement.

With a limited number of 120 to be made and each one unique, there has been much interest in the beautifully hand finished time pieces. The EP120 features a black DLC treated steel and titanium case and COSC certified skeletised movement. It has a modified 13 ¼” BE-53AE Automatic Chronometer with 24 hour UTC function and 30 minute Chrono ‘Time of Trip’ dial, which is an original Spitfire part.
Your EP120 shows you the time in hours, minutes, seconds and the date. It also shows the time in another time zone using its 24-hour hand (or UTC hand).With the chronograph you can measure up to 30 minutes (in minutes and seconds) through the ‘Time of Trip’ dial positioned at 12 o’clock.

The mechanical movement with automatic winding has a free-swinging rotor that keeps the mainspring wound via the motion of your wrist. The movement in your EP120 has 25 jewels, runs at 28,800 bph and has a 42-hour power reserve once fully wound. The watch is water resistant to 100m (10 ATM) and the dial is protected by a dual anti-reflective sapphire crystal that is retained securely (in the case of low pressure found at extreme altitudes).

The case of your watch is made from an especially hardened stainless steel with a DLC (diamond like carbon) coating. To ensure that this rather special watch continues to run beautifully for years to come, you must follow a few important operating instructions.

EP120’s HISTORY
EP120 was built at Castle Bromwich, and entered RAF service in May 1942 with 501 (County of Gloucester) Squadron at Ibsely in Hampshire. Whilst in the hands of the Ibsley Wing Leader, Wing Commander ‘Pat’ Gibbs, she claimed her first kill; a Do17. There are Spitfires in existence with a wartime combat record, however Spitfire Mk Vb EP120, at seven ‘kills’ represents a proven fighter with something quite special. EP120 is currently one of only four airworthy Mk V Spitfires in the world.

EP120 sustained some damage on 16th July 1942 after a ground collision as was very nearly written off. After repairs, the aircraft returned to 501 Sqn in time to provide air cover for the withdrawal of forces involved in Operation ‘Jubilee’, the disastrous Dieppe raid, flying three sorties to protect the shipping convoy taking troops and equipment off the beach at Dieppe. The third sortie was flown by Wing Commander Gibbs, which saw a number of encounters with FW190’s before three Dornier Do-217’s were sighted south of the convoy. Gibbs was able to bring EP120 onto the tail of one of the Dornier’s and open fire with the cannon and machine guns before himself being attacked by an FW190.

Gibbs shook the FW190, dived to sea level and met the rest of Yellow Section before heading home and being credited with the kill. The aircraft was damaged again later in July 1942, but after repair she was allocated to 19 Sqn at RAF Perranporth, part of 10 Group in Cornwall. At this time, the RAF’s Spitfire Mk Vb fleet was being upgraded in an effort to combat the new Focke Wulf FW190, which was superior to the RAF’s Spitfire V. EP120 was modified having her wings clipped and the Supercharger impeller blades cropped to improve the performance of the engine. EP120 flew a total of 61 combat sorties with 19 Sqn over a seven month period, most of these being channel shipping protection patrols.

22nd April 1943 with the Canadian 402 (City of Winnipeg) Sqn, and it was here that EP120 was re-coded AE-A. As EP120 arrived, so did a new squadron commander, Malta veteran Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wilson Northcott DSO, DFC and he adopted EP120 as his own personal aircraft. Northcott scored his first victory after five days as 402 Squadron’s commanding officer. Flying EP120, Northcott made his first kill against a Bf109 which was defending a German convoy from attack by Beaufighters off the Dutch coast.

After minor modifications at 3501 Servicing Unit at Cranfield between 1st and 6th July, the Squadron returned to Digby. The 2nd of August proved to be another eventful day both for EP120, and Northcott, when 402 Sqn was tasked with providing cover for another Beaufighter strike against German convoy’s operating around Den Helder. After refuelling at Coltishall, the squadron flew across at low level under thick cloud, arriving at around 11:00hrs to take up station. Six Bf109’s were spotted to the North East; 402 Sqn and sister unit 412 Sqn, turned to engage. Northcott flying EP120 was able to bring down two Bf109’s in this action using 30 rounds of cannon ammunition and 300 machine gun rounds.

This action earned Squadron Leader Northcott a bar to his DFC. Apart from providing cover for RAF Beaufighters, the squadron also flew escort missions for USAAF B26 Marauders. On 22nd August 1943 402 Sqn was ordered to provide top cover for an attack on Beaumont Le Roget, in which the bomber formation came under attack by 15 plus FW190’s. In the following encounter, Northcott latched onto the leader and shot him down with a short burst of combined cannon and machine gun fire. On another B26 escort mission over Lille on 4th September, a mixed force of Bf109’s and FW190’s rose to attack the bombers, although largely driven off by 402 Sqn, though some were able to attack the bombers.

The formation was attacked again over Le Touquet by FW190’s, but they were once again engaged by the escorting Spitfires with Northcott flying EP120 attacking another FW190 tearing off it’s port wing in the process, one of four FW190’s shot down with another claimed as damaged. The last two victories claimed by Northcott in EP120 were another Bf109 on the 3rd October 1943, and the last on the 3rd November while escorting 72 B26’s on a raid over Schiphol with 412 Sqn. The wing sighted a formation of Bf109’s en route to the target and engaged, the wing brought down a total of nine enemy aircraft with Northcott claiming one destroyed.

On the 12 February1944 EP120 suffered another accident and was transferred to 33 MU, after which she was allocated to 53 Operational Training Unit at Kirton-in-Lindsey, until May 1945. Her flying service ended on 2nd June 1945 when she was transferred to No 4 School of Technical Training at RAF St Athan as 5377M to assist in the education of RAF mechanics. EP120 has been used in several feature films since its ‘retirement’, including ‘The Battle of Britain’ and ‘Pearl Harbour’. The aircraft is now owned and operated by the Fighter Collection based at Duxford, Cambridgeshire and can be seen flying regularly throughout the year.

Ryser Kentfield-New Watches

Here are some information about new watch models by watch manufacturer ,Ryser Kentfield.
1.RK 1001 Skeleton –Deco 45mm Steel Case Price $ 5800

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2.RK 169 Chronograph Deco- Olympique Steel Case Price $ 7900

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3.RK S6000 Complication:


Features:Annual Calendar; 46mm ;18 K Rose Gold Case; (only one made / Year )
Retail Price :$45’000.
The RK S6000 is also available in a manual Calendar ( you have to adjust the Calendar every Month with the Pushbuttons by Hand for the correct Calendar Function ) Retail Price $18000
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Price List:Other Models

A.Neo Art Deco Line Diameter 35mm

1.RK-245 Deco New York :Features:Steel;35mm;White Face ;light blue Leather Strap with Folding Clasp.Price- $ 1190
2.RK-215 Deco Mariner :Features:Steel;35mm;Blue Face;Blue Leather Strap with Folding Clasp.Price- $ 1330
3.RK-235 Deco Metro:
Features:Steel;35mm ;Black Face ;Yellow Leather Strap with Folding Clasp.
Price:$ 1190
4.RK-225 Deco Paris :Features:Steel;35mm ;Black Face ;Black Leather Strap with Folding Clasp.Price:$ 1190
5.RK-255 Deco Monaco:Features:Steel;35mm ;Black Face;Black Leather Strap with Folding Clasp.Price:$ 1190
6.RK-325 Deco Classic :Features:PVD Gold;35mm;White Face;Black Leather Strap with Folding Clasp. Price:$ 1350
7.RK-335 Deco Daytona :Features:PVD Gold;35mm;Black Face;Red Leather Strap with Folding Clasp.Price:$ 1350
8.RK-315 Deco Dolphin:Features:PVD Gold ;35mm;Blue Face ;Blue Leather Strap with Folding Clasp.Price:$1490
9.RK-365 Deco Vegas:Features:PVD Gold ;35mm;White Face ;White Leather Strap with Folding Clasp.Price:$1380
10.RK-475 Deco Diamond :Features:Steel Case;35mm ;Blue Face ;White Leather Strap with Folding Clasp.Price:$5990
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B.Neo Art Deco Line Diameter 40mm

1.RK-240 Deco New York:Features:Steel;40mm;White Face;Black Leather Strap with Folding Clasp.Price:$1690
2.RK-210 Deco Mariner:Features:Steel 40mm ;Blue Face;Blue Leather Strap with Folding Clasp.Price:$ 1830
3.RK-230 Deco Metro:Features: Steel;40mm;Black Face ;Yellow Leather Strap with Folding Clasp.Price:$ 1690
4.RK-220 Deco Paris:Features:Steel;40mm ;Black Face ;Black Leather Strap with Folding Clasp.Price:$ 1690
5.RK-250 Deco Monaco:Features:Steel;40mm;Black Face;Black Leather Strap with Folding Clasp.Price: $ 1690
6.RK-320 Deco Classic:Features:PVD Gold;40mm;White Face;Black Leather Strap with Folding Clasp. Price:$ 1850
7.RK-330 Deco Daytona:Features:PVD Gold;40mm;Black Face; Red Leather Strap with Folding Clasp.Price:$ 1850
8.RK-310 Deco Dolphin:Features:PVD Gold;40mm;Blue Face;Blue Leather Strap with Folding Clasp.Price: $1990
9.RK-450 Deco Panther:Features:PVD Rose Gold; 40mm; Black Face ;Black Leather Strap with Folding Clasp.Price:$ 2200
10.RK-470 Deco Rome:Features:PVD Rose Gold 40mm; White Face;Tan Leather Strap with Folding Clasp.Price:$2200
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C.Neo Art Deco Skeleton Line only available in 40mm
1.RK-620 Skeleton: Features:Steel;40mm;Black Face;Alligator Strap with Folding Clasp.
Price:$4490
2.RK-650 Skeleton:Features:Steel;40mm; Sunray dark blue Face;Alligator Strap with Folding Clasp. Price:$4490
4.RK-820 Skeleton:Features:Rose Gold Pl;40mm Black Face;Alligator Strap with Folding Clasp. Price:$5250
5.RK-850 Skeleton:Features: Rose Gold Pl;40mm Sunray blue Face;Alligator Strap with Folding Clasp. Price:$5250
6.RK-750 Skeleton:Features: Diamond Steel Case 40mm; Sunray blue Face;Alligator Strap Folding Clasp. Price:$ 12000
7.RK 950 Skeleton Dayt:Features:Yellow Gold PVD Case; 40mm; black Face; Alligator Strap Folding Clasp. Price:$4600
8.RK 920 Skeleton Cobra:Features:Rose gold Bezel &Steel;40mm;black Face Alligator Strap;Folding Clasp. Price:$4600
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cecil Purnell London Hambergé 8000

Crowned with the desire to show off more than just be noticed, the London Hambergé stamps its hedonistic Cecil Purnell attitude, absolutely! As if cut from a solid block, its complicated case emerges from eight intricately overlapping components elongated by its supple bracelet made of noble rubber topped by a folding buckle stamped CP.

Strong and masculine, the perfectly water tight case can easily resist 8 atmospheres of pressure. An invitation to explore the depths of the passion it will give birth to. The pink gold ‘poussoirs’ make for slick and convenient correction of the days and date. They also beautifully balance its sense of proportion. Likewise, the carbon inserts set into the bezel, admirably enhance its engaging curves and hefty build. The vigorous performance of this exceptionally high tech timepiece will put your mind at rest in the most extreme conditions. Its solid build and distinguished dimensions will equally impress the aficionado and connoisseur with the quality of its manufacture as well as the consistency of its exquisitely complicated movement. On the reverse of the watch, through its anti reflection sapphire crystal, you can admire its mechanical soul as it turns over in a rare gesture.



Technical details
Case
Complicated case made of eight components, overlapping « sandwich style» and fixed by 4 pink gold screws (5N18) with visible slots. Titanium bezel (G2D), steel for the centre part (316L), three pink gold pushers (5N18). Heated carbon fibre inserts applied just above the bezel, with unique and characteristic relief. Ø 57,50 mm x 46,20 mm, height 12,9 mm.; Anti reflection treated curved sapphire crystal and sapphire back crystal.;Water resistant to a depth of 80 meters (8 ATM).

Dial & hands
Dial « London » with Arabic numerals. Pink gold plated indexes, reflecting hands, with special« superluminova » treatment for better night visibility. Deep grey dial.

Bracelets
Noble, skin friendly rubber, stamped with initials : CP. Steel folding buckle.

Movement
Calibre CP 2771 Tourbillon, manual winding, manufactured in the workshops of « gold finger »,Marcel Lachat (Alle, Swiss Jura.) Ø 30.05 mm, height 6,7 mm ; 23 rubies, numbered movement,decorated « Côtes de Genève » style, with circular motives, stippling « perlage » of the bottom plateand the bridges, blued screws, ten working days tests phase in five different positions : HH, HB, VD, VG, et VB. Oscillations : 21600 per hour. 44 hours power reserve.

Special features
Available in both central hands and regulator versions, with enamelled dials, silver or deep grey, with silver indexes.

Cecil Purnell Full Pavée

A Cecil Purnell Jewellery piece, fully set with diamonds, of which size and quantity can be customized to your specific desire. Originally conceived as a unique piece but is now going to be produced in a small quantity. The one exception to its dazzling diamond clad exterior is the aperture showing the sophisticated mechanism that lies within : the Tourbillon.

The diamonds carefully selected and arranged by knowledgeable craftsmen make a stunning contrast to the smooth lines of the white gold crown stand and the inside face of the bracelet. This timepiece has been patiently manufactured by the “doigts d’or” artisans of Alle (Jura). The multi faceted diamond exterior beautifully catches light in an endless cacophony of bedazzlement.
Technical Features:
Diamonds, jewellery
-Diamonds VVS1, 4,20 carats used for setting the case, bezel and horns.
-Diamonds VVS1, 1,09 carats used for setting the dial.
-Diamonds VVS1, 10,75 carats used for setting the bracelet.

Case
White gold case (150) fully set with diamonds. On request, size and number of stones can vary according to preference. Three piece case with bezel set and back fixed by 6 screws. Ø 43mm, height 9.9mm. Antireflection treated curved sapphire crystal, sapphire back crystal. Water resistant to a depth of 30 meters (3 ATM)

Dial & hands
 Diamond fully set dial. Roman numerals, hands and indexes can be applied with special « superluminova » treatment for better night visibility.

Bracelets
In white gold, fully set with diamonds.

Movement
 Calibre CP 2771 Tourbillon Carrousel, manual winding. Ø 30.05 mm, height 6 mm; 23 rubies,numbered movement, decorated « Côtes de Genève » style with circular motives, stippling «perlage » of the bottom plate and bridges, blued screws. Developments and casing in the workshops of the “doigts d’or” watchmaker, Marcel Lachat (Alle, Jura), ten working days tests phase in five different positions: HH, HB, VD, VG and VB;21600 vibrations per hour, 44 hours power reserve.

Special features
Possibility to choose the colour of the diamonds as well as several different settings: such as « baguette » diamonds. Case available in other materials. On request, a sea alligator bracelet, tooth-shaped, with the relief of the terminal dorsal crest turned towards the bezel. Hand stitched, traditional production. Horn back finish. Buckle material matching the one of the case

Cecil Purnell Lady Rose in PVD

The delicate rose colour of its complexion matching a mother-of-pearl dial seems to stem from its imperceptible femininity. A kind of a gentle power eminates from the mythic pools of black diamonds, set around the face as a proud and inaccessible crown. Sensuality pours down its disproportionately grand arabesque numerals, with the 3 and 6 hinted at, almost as a discrete afterthought. Its intriguing desirability comes in part from the subtle suggestion of the beautifully crafted mechanism, that lies beneath its visage both in the framed opening of its heart as well as the crystal glass of its hidden side.
Technical details
Case
Steel case (316L), black shiny PVD (nitrite de titanium, biodegradable material, skin friendly and ultra resistant to abrasion, set with black diamonds. Three piece case with bezel set, and back fixed by 6 screws. Ø 38mm, height 9.9mm; Antireflection treated curved sapphire crystal, sapphire back crystal. Water resistant to a depth of 30 meters (3 ATM).

Dial & hands
 Mother-of-pearl butterfly dial. On request, the hands, numerals and indexes can be applied with “superluminova” treatment for better night visibility.

Bracelet
Pink crocodile skin with white topstitching. Traditional finish. Steel buckle.

Movement
 Calibre CP 2771 Tourbillon, manual winding, manufactured in the workshops of « gold finger » Marcel Lachat (Alle, Swiss Jura.) Ø 30.05 mm, height 6 mm ; 23 rubies, numbered movement, decorated « Côtes de Genève » style with circular motives, stippling « perlage » of the bottom plate and bridges, blued screws, ten working days tests phase in five different positions : HH, HB, VD, VG, and VB. Vibrations : 21600 per hour. 44 hours power reserve.

Jewellery
The bezel and horns are set with 1,34 carats black diamonds. This model can be customized over and over again. The setting is done in the Jura Mountains by specialized craftsmen.

Cecil Purnell Edition du Jura Collection

The house of Cecil Purnell was established with the single minded focus to delivering a unique line of Tourbillons. Cecil Purnell’s love affair with the art of watch-making began nearly a century ago. It would be during his convalescing period in Besançon, France, in the early twentieth century that he became enamored with timepieces.

Fascinated by the complexities of mechanical movements, he began a lifelong quest, not just as a collector of fine masterpieces, but as an adept technician skilled in repair and modification of watch movements. Such was his passion that he studied watch-making techniques, frequenting La Vallée Des Joux, just so he can raise his level of appreciation for the watches that captured his imagination. The extraordinary life of Cecil Purnell as a fine gentleman with a gifted sense for classic timepieces was to leave an indelible impact on those who knew him,especially his grandson and co-founder, Jonathan Purnell.

It was in the later stages of his life that Cecil Purnell became the source of inspiration for his then young grandson, igniting in him the wonder and admiration for the fine craftsmanship in watchmaking.This admiration for his grandfather’s remarkable gift inspired Jonathan Purnell so much so that he is dedicated not only to carry on his grandfather’s legacy, but to also bring greater honor to the name that is today synonymous with the finest of Swiss luxury timepieces.

Rooted in the heart of the Swiss Jura watch industry, the manufacturing facility enjoys access to the finest producers and materials for parts and cases. These professional craftsmen contend as industry leaders in being able to deliver among the most immaculate mechanisms. The embodiment of each movement involves intricate sculpting, relentless calibration as well as detailing to the likes of Cote de Geneve and Perlage finishing.

The Tourbillons of Cecil Purnell come therefore in cases of classic refinement and elegant sophistication, each model being a very limited edition run with each run bearing a unique combination of materials and dial design. Cases for the Edition du Jura Collection are crafted from top-grade 316L stainless steel, Swiss 5N18 rose gold, or OrGris 150 White Gold.

For pieces set with special stones such as those in exquisite the Joaillerie Collection, only VVS diamonds are deemed adequate and expertly mounted. To date, the brand has turned many discerning watch collectors into proud owners of a Cecil Purnell Tourbillon. When you set your eyes on the exotic beauty of mother of pearl combined with carbon fiber dial, you’ll be reminded why a timeless, classic Cecil Purnell is an essential asset for today’s modern man or woman.

Models
Special Edition Complication in PVD steel (Ref 30230PVD.02WS, 43mm), one minute hand-wound tourbillon (with 50h power reserve, movement plate numbered, “Cote de Genève”, decoration with perlage finish), with date, day and power-reserve indication, white dial in mother-of-pearl carved, transparent caseback, water-resistant to 30m.

Joaillerie model in 316L stainless steel (ref 30230SD.02BS-01DB-01DL, 43mm), one minute hand-wound tourbillon (with 50h power reserve, movement plate numbered, “Cote de Genève” decoration with perlage finish), with date, day and power-reserve indication, dial in black mother-of-pearl carved, bezel and lug set with VVS diamonds (2.39cts), transparent caseback, water-resistant to 30m.

Regulator in 18k 5N rose gold (Ref 103900RG.07WG, 43mm), one minute hand-wound tourbillon (with 50h power reserve, movement plate numbered, “Cote de Genève” decoration), regulator hour and minute hands, dial in white mother of pearl carved and grill set over carbon fiber, transparent caseback, water-resistant to 30m.

Joaillerie model in 316L stainless steel (Ref 20230SD.08GD-01DB-01DL, 43mm), one minute hand-wound tourbillon (with 50h power reserve, movement plate numbered, “Cote de Genève” decoration with perlage finish), with centered hour and minute hand, grey dial hand brushed with diamond setting (0.2cts), bezel and lug set with VVS diamonds (2.39cts), transparent caseback, water-resistant to 30m.

Complication in 18k 5N rose gold (Ref 303900RG.02CP, 43mm), one minute hand-wound tourbillon (with 50h power reserve, movement plate numbered, “Cote de Genève” decoration with perlage finish), with date, day and power-reserve indication, light blue dial in motherof- pearl carved, transparent caseback, water-resistant to 30m.

Cecil Purnell Carbon Fiber (Sporty Collection)

Sporty and sleek, this “Carbon Fiber” timepiece by Cecil Purnell transcends the “sporty” collection and is consumed by a red and black passion… At 6 o’clock, this reference does not hesitate to show whirling palpitations of its open heart, even if it means to leave out some horary indexes. Its sensuous Arabic figures with seducing curves play with its refined techniques and sparkling: blued screws punctuate the loyal race of a moving cage, ringed with subtle engravings. On the reverse side, you will discover through its sapphire glass bottom an incredible mechanism sublimated by the watchmakers’ talent smitten with precision and beauty.

Technical Details
Case and glasses: Steel (316L), mat or shiny black PVD treatment (titanium nitrite, biodegradable material, skin friendly and ultra-resistant to abrasions). Three piece case with fixed bezel and bottom tightened by 6 screws. Ø 43mm, height 9.9mm. Available in pink (5N18) or white gold (150).Curved top sapphire glass with special anti- reflection treatment, sapphire bottom glass;Waterproof at 300 m. depth (3Atm).

Dial and hands: Thermo applied carbon fiber, “côte de maille” décor, Arabic numerals. Black treatment of the hands;and « superluminova » for a better night vision, on request.

Bracelets: Sea alligator, indented, with the relief of the tail of the horn back turned towards the bezel. Hand sewn, manufactured traditionally. “Horn back” finishes. Steel buckle (316L). For the pink gold model, pink gold bracelet, on request.

Movement: CP 2761 calibre “Tourbillon Carrousel”, hand winding. Ø 30.05 mm, height 6 mm; 23 rubies, numbered movement, « Côtes de Genève » ring motives style décor, « perlage » of the base and the bridges, blued screws. Developments and encasing in the workshops of the “gold fingers” watchmaker Marcel Lachat (Alle, Jura), testing phases in 5 different positions: HH, HB, VD, VG, VB and VH (during ten working days). 21600 alternances per hour, power reserve + 50 hours.

Jewellery: In the jewellery version, the white gold case is set with diamonds, the number of carats and sizes of which can be personalized over and over again. The setting is performed in the Jura Mountains by specialized craftsmen.

Nomos Glashütte Club Collection

High visibility vests and high sea yachts, signet rings, hamsters and diapers, treasure chests, sun shades, suitcases and sport cars – almost everything comes in different sizes – including the Club model by NOMOS Glashütte.

The basic model – designed by the renowned Hamburger industrial designer Karin Sieber was introduced precisely a year ago and is a kind of introductory watch by NOMOS Glashütte. Its materials (sapphire crystal, stainless steel, silver-plated brass, rubies in the movement) – and the technology inside are very grown up (that’s why a manually wound movement ticks inside the watches, just as in the NOMOS classics, Tangente and Orion). Yet the stainless steel case is – thanks to its simple, sleek form – lighter and simply less expensive to produce: at 780 Euros this watch is the most affordable manufactory watch made in Glashütte.
Manual Wound Models
Glashütter watch for students and young professionals, often sold as “the good watch for high school graduation” – and one that grows with its owner, a life long, up to the top floor.
In addition to the basic model, with a diameter of 36 millimeters, there are now three new sizes,depending on the calibre inside. A. Club Date model, the manually wound version with date. Since NOMOS Glashütte placed the date mechanism around the movement to save on height, this watch’s diameter has grown to 38, 5 millimeters.

1. Club/ Club dark, steel back.
2. Club/ Club dark, sapphire crystal back.
3. Club Date/ Club Date dark, steel back.
4. Club Date/ Club Date dark, sapphire crystal back.

Automatic Models
Club Automat model, the same watch with an automatic calibre, has a diameter of 40 millimeters (without date) and 41, 5 millimeters (with date). Together with the “Ur-Club,” this makes a total of four different sizes. And since each version of the Club comes in two different colors – with a light dial (ivory for the manually wound versions, silver plated for the automatic ones) and with a rhodium-plated dark dial – all with sapphire crystal and a steel back – the customer has 16 models to choose from.
The dials’ furnishings are quite similar but are not identical. They are all lovely, though: the smaller watches are a bit more youthful and cheery, the larger models a bit more elegant and adult-like, thanks to their two-dimensional quality. The introductory model by NOMOS Glashütte has just gotten a few bigger siblings, nothing unusual really. We know about this from flat screens, jeans and houses. Still for NOMOS Glashütte a watch that grows is a minor sensation. Appearing in stores in late summer.

1. Club Automat/ Club Automat dark, steel back.
2. Club Automat/ Club Automat dark, sapphire glass back.
3. Club Automat Date/ Club Automat Date dark, steel back.
4. Club Automat Date/ Club Automat Date dark, sapphire glass back.

Technical details
Club Automat dark
Manufactory calibre with automatic movement
Stainless steel case, diameter 40 mm
Sapphire crystal face
Steel back and sapphire crystal back
Water resistance to 10 atm
Dial ruthenium platinated, continuous red minute index with Superluminova C3
Steel hands of rhodium plated brass, hour and second markers with Superluminova C3
Strap of brown Horween Shell Cordovan (horse leather)
Price: 1,320 euros and 1,480 euros

Club Automat Date dark
Manufactory calibre with automatic movement
Stainless steel case, diameter 41,5 mm
Sapphire crystal face
Steel back and sapphire crystal back
Water resistance to 10 atm
Dial: ruthenium platinated, continuous red minute index with Superluminova C3
Steel hands of rhodium plated brass, hour and second markers with Superluminova C3
Strap of brown Horween Shell Cordovan (horse leather)
Price: 1.680 bzw. 1.840 euros

Club Automat
Technical details
Manufactory calibre with automatic movement
Stainless steel case, diameter 40 mm
Sapphire crystal face
Steel back and sapphire crystal back
Water resistance to 10 atm
Dial: silver plated with continuous red minute index
Hands of black enameled brass, red second and minute markers
Strap of brown Horween Shell Cordovan (horse leather)
Price :1,320 euros and 1,480 euros

Club Automat Date
Manufactory calibre with automatic movement
Stainless steel case, diameter 41,5 mm
Sapphire crystal face
Steel back and sapphire crystal back
Water resistance to 10 atm
Dial: silver plated with continuous red minute index
Hands of black enameled brass, red second and minute marker
Strap of brown Horween Shell Cordovan (horse leather)
Price: 1.680 euros. 1.840 euros

Club Date/ Club Date dark
Manufactory calibre with manually wound movement
Stainless steel case, diameter 38,5 mm
Sapphire crystal face
Steel back and sapphire crystal back
Water resistance to 10 atm
Club Date: dial ivory white with continuous red minute index; hands of black enameled brass, red second and minute markers
Club Date dark: dial ruthenium platinated, continuous red minute index with Superluminova C3
(luminescent in the dark); hands of rhodium plated brass, hour and minute
markers with Superluminova C3
Strap of brown Horween Shell Cordovan (horse leather)
Price: 1,120 euros and 1,280 euros

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