Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Catamaran Pro 200 8065


Technical Specifications
-Diameter 47 mm
-High resistant stainless steel case 316L
-Swiss automatic movement cal. 2836
-Water resistant to 200 M - 20 ATM (660 feet)
-Dome curved high resistant crystal
-Unidirectional self-cleaning turning diving bezel
-Triple lock screw-in crown
-Screw-in back
-Day - date
-Night reading
-Available with 5 different dials : black, silver, grey, blue and carbon
-Assorted water-repellent leather straps with folded buckle or rubber band
-Swiss made
-12 months international warranty

Hublot-One Million $ Black Caviar

Hublot presents the quintessence of “invisible visibility” in a uniform range of black tones! The watchmaking brand and the setting workshop Bunter SA have together developed a World Première with a completely invisible setting, using only black diamonds. It’s a world "first", and a technological and artistic achievement.

The dream of combining key Hublot concepts – invisible visibility, “All Black”, watchmaking tradition and state-of the- art technology – has become reality thanks to the creativity, the ingenuity and a touch of the “crazy” which spurred on its designers to create such a masterpiece. The high level of micro-mechanic sophistication, combined with the dexterity of the human hand, has resulted in the One Million $ Black Caviar Bang. Its setting is very complex. The difficulty resides in the unusual lines of the Big Bang case– round but with sharp angles. The white gold, one-piece construction of the case does not reveal one grain of gold, and the diamonds, cut in mysterious ways, seem to hold together as if by magic. The only visible feature is the black and deep tones of the diamonds, shining in their harmonious alignment.

This unique piece, which houses a Tourbillon, symbolises the fusion between watchmaking and jewellery, between tradition and technology, and between glittering and invisibility. The vibration which emanates from it gives rise to an emotion tinged with fascination. As Jean-Claude Biver says: “When each element is crafted individually and in coherence with the one right next to it, this is invisible from the outside but creates a vibration of harmony which is visible and gives rise to emotion in those who perceive it”. Creating this exceptional watch demanded over 2000 hours of meticulous work, from design to final adjustment, without forgetting the research and development, programming of the machines, choice of tools, diamond cutting, optical checking of each part, and setting and casing. 544 VVS TW-IF quality baguette diamonds adorn the watch’s case, dial, crown and deployant clasp.



Technical Details:
Case :18K white gold set with 322 black diamond baguettes (25.11 cts)
Crystal :Sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflection treatment
Back :18K white gold with sapphire crystal, interior anti-reflection treatment
Crown :18K white gold set with 13 black diamond baguettes (1.7 cts)
Dial :18K white gold, set with 179 black diamond baguettes (5.48 cts), circular arc setting at 10:00 indicating the power reserve
Hands :Faceted, rhodium-plated diamond polished skeleton hands

Movement
Mechanical, manufactured, manual winding, flying Tourbillon 60 seconds,
special execution HUB Solo T
Dimensions :Diameter: 13 ¼ ’’’ (Ø 30.00 mm);Thickness: 7.10 mm
No. of components :148
Number of stones :24 rubies
Balance :Gyromax regulating inertia-block
Vibrations :21,600 A/h (3Hz)
Tourbillon cage :Ø 13 mm
Power reserve :120 hours

Strap :Adjustable smooth natural black rubber with Hublot logo
Clasp :18K white gold with cover set with 30 black diamond baguettes (3.5 cts),
18K white gold deployant
*Unique item

Monday, December 29, 2008

Temption watches-CAMEO

Temption GmbH, the German manufacturer of fine mechanical watches announced the availability of its rectangular watch model,CAMEO.It has a unusual large and rectangular top glass, which is curved on both sides. This top glass (essentially it’s not glass but sapphire, which almost as hard as a diamond), grinded with the very precise radius as the case, is chemically bonded to the case.The water proofness of other rectangular or square watches is limited, because there is a gasket around each glass. Especially the corners are subject to leakage. That’s why other similar watches are not really rectangular but have round corners and sometimes considerable radiuses are incorporated. Despite that this technology allows only a limited water proofness.



The CAMEO top sapphire is chemically bonded to the case. In order to hide the bondage there is frame like mirror coating on the inside of the sapphire. That’s why Temption was able to design the top sapphire with sharp and true edges and still have satisfying water proof ness.

This technology, to have a large curved sapphire, chemical bonding with frame like mirror coating to hide the bonding and appropriate tolerances to allow that takes a lot of effort. The price for that is – as far as we see it – more than the price for the entire watch of many competitors.CAMEO is different, because the architectural pure and unbeaten design and the attractive case meet this new technology and sum up to an eye catcher of unbeaten value.Some times design AND technology are to work hand in hand to make the result something special – a true piece of jewellery.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

de GRISOGONO Instrumento Grande Open Date

Instrumento Grande Open Date stands out with its open dial that reveals the single-figure and double-figure discs of the date calendar. As befits a genuine de GRISOGONO creation, this model combines technical innovation and daring design. The engine-turned dial opens to reveal the pair of oversized discs that overlap to display the date in a transferred aperture at 6 o’clock. Besides revealing its secrets to the world with its open dial, Instrumento Grande Open Date also bares its heart through the aperture featured on the edge of the case at 9 o’clock, where a sapphire crystal provides an unusual view of the movement.
Technical Details:
Watch in 18K rose gold with black leather strap and de GRISOGONO
18K rose gold folding clasp
Automatic movement with large date at 6 o’clock
Black guilloché open-work dial over the date disks
18K rose gold Dauphine hands and indexes at 3, 9, 12 o’clock inlaid with superluminova
Crown with de GRISOGONO crest
Sapphire crystal case back and lateral window
Water resistant to 30 meters

Golay Spierer-Custom made watch-Ref 2004-117

Feature:Manual winding watch with a 7-days power reserve.



Technical Details
Movement:Manual winding with a 7-days power reserve.;20 jewels (version 2004)
Diameter : 111/4 lines;Finishes : "côtes de Genève".
Case:Stainless steel 316L ;Finishes: polished;Diameter : 42.0 mm;Thickness : 11.5 mm
Dial:Silver "Guillochage" : according to original drawings of rose-window serpentine shaped centered on the small counter of the secondes.Finishes : circular brushed. Roman applied chapter rhodium plated Graduation black "cliché".
Hands:Gold and blue pvd coating ;Invisible luminescent substance

de GRISOGONO FG One

For the first time Fawaz Gruosi is giving his own initials and the stamp of his personality to a novel wristwatch as de GRISOGONO FG ONE confidently explores new directions in watch design. With snap-back hands and jump hour windows in a pair of dials displaying a variety of horological “complications”, all housed in a gracefully cambered rectangular case, the FG ONE presents outstanding technology in a powerfully assertive creation. 

The most striking aspect of the FG One timepiece is its arresting case design, featuring a slender shape, emphasized by sharply-etched, vertical grooving with contrasting polished surface and matte furrows, as well as a setting crown at 12 o’clock. The FG One stands out with its original geometric design, displaying a very contemporary look.
Its basic self-winding movement has been enhanced with a proprietary auxiliary module providing an original combination of various kinds of complications. The main dial features a “dauphine”-style minute hand retrograding over 230°, an aperture at 12 o’clock for the instant-jumping hours of home time, while a larger, differently-coloured aperture at 6 o’clock displays another time zone via a dragging (gradual-change) mechanism. Forming a 120° arc, the semicircular dial at the bottom of the case features a snapback seconds display and includes a day-night aperture that is synchronised with the second time zone. The original design of the hour figures, increasing progressively from 0 to 60, adds even more originality to the watch.
The FG ONE comes in four memorable and distinctive styles: contemporary stainless steel, expressive blackened steel, modernist two-tone blackened steel contrasting with mirror polished stainless steel case lugs, and stylish 18K rose gold. Protected by scratch resistant, anti-glare, cambered sapphire crystals, the dials come in a choice of colours, with numbers and indexes matching the case colour.

Fitted with a triple fold-over clasp, the FG ONE’s alligator strap is attached to mobile, screw-secured case lugs that adjust comfortably to every wrist. The exquisite workmanship and elaborate finish of the FG ONE’s gracefully cambered case demonstrates, yet again, the aesthetic excellence and grand style embodied in every de GRISOGONO creation.

Technical details
Movement
Automatic, ETA, exclusive additional multifunctional module

Functions
Retrograde hours, minutes and seconds, second time zone, day-night

Case
Steel, 58mm / 33 mm4 screwed mobile horns
Crown at 12 o'clock (controls all functions)
2 convex, scratch-resistant, anti-reflective sapphire crystals
Curved, screwed-down, engraved back

Dial
Black lacquered dial, white rhodium-plated applique numerals and hour markers
Round dial: Jumping-hour window at 12 o'clock
Retrograde minute over 210°Second time zone window at 6 o'clock
Half-circle dial: Retrograde seconds over 120°
Day-night window

Bracelet/Strap
Shiny black alligator, triple folding clasp

Other versions
750 (18K) pink gold, steel, blackened steel, or steel/blackened steel (PVD)
Dial in different colours, hour markers matching the case

Golay Spierer-Custom made watch-Ref 2004-115

Features:Red gold and stainless steel watch with hand-winding movement;Indication of the passage of the moon in the zodiac signs;Red gold dial with mother-of-pearl center and a zodiac stones mosaic.





Technical Details:
Movement:Peseux 7001;10 1/2 lines, 17 jewels;Thickness: 2.5 mm;Finishes: antique engraving.
Case:Stainless steel AISI 316L;Bezel in red gold 750/1000
Diameter: 34.0 mm;Thickness: 9.5 mm
Dial :Pink gold. Heart in white mother-of-pearl.
The twelve stones of the zodiac are placed into a mosaic around the center.
Hands:Open leaf-shaped, for the hours and minutes, « serpentine » for the moon hand.
Cut out in pink gold plate and hand-finished.

Golay spierer-Self-winding red gold (5N) watch-Ref 2004-116

Features:Self-winding red gold (5N) watch;Gold and guilloché mother-of-pearl dial.
Tobacco-color crocodile skin bracelet with folding clasp.


Technical Details:
Movement:Caliber : ETA 2892-A2. Frequency: 28'800 alt/h. 21 rubies.
Diameter 111/2 lines. Thickness: 3.6 mm. Finish : circular "côtes de Genève" on main plate and bridges, screws polished and turned blue. Rotor: platinum mass, disc is beveled, the surface engraved by hand with scale motif then gold plated (5N).
Case:Material: Red gold (5N) ;Diameter: 38.0 mm. ;Thickness: 9.5 mm.Spherical crown.
Dial:Silver-plated red gold (5N) guilloché in the center and surrounded by mother-of-pearl.Beveled date aperture.
"chiffre de Paris" applied chapters at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock, parachute-shaped time-markers for all other hours.
Golay Spierer name in black tampographie.
Hands:Hand-polished, red gold (5N) Golay Spierer hands.
Bracelet and clasp:Tobacco-color crocodile skin bracelet, cut and stitched by hand.
Red gold (5N) Golay Spierer folding clasp.
Clasp cover engraved by hand.

de GRISOGONO -"Be Eight" Watch Collection

Fashioned as a tribute to femininity, the Be Eight quartz model features a curvaceous-line design that is truly original in the world of watch-making. Some see its silhouette as quintessentially feminine: rounded shoulders, generous curves, slim waist. Others see an allusion to Man Ray’s celebrated photograph called “Violon d’Ingres”, the black-and-white silhouette, seen from behind, of a seated nude woman.

Shaped like the figure 8, a particularly symbolic number, Be Eight is sure to appeal to those women who like wearing a good-luck charm or believe in their lucky star. The case back bears the de GRISOGONO name while the crown, at 3 o’clock, bears the corporate crest.
Featured Models
Réf.: S08: Watch case of blackened 18K white gold is cambered and set with 1.22 carats of black diamonds;Decorative mobile case attachment of blackened 18K white gold is set with 0.36 carat of white diamonds;Black “Madera” leather strap with pin buckle of blackened 18K white gold, set with 2 black diamonds;Quartz movement. White dial with 4 applied, blackened & polished indexes, set with black diamonds, at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock;Blackened Dauphine hands;Recessed setting crown with signature crest at 3 o’clock;Full back is cambered and engraved de GRISOGONO. Water resistant to 30 meters (~100 feet)

Réf.: S24D: Watch case of polished 18K white gold is rhodium plated and set with baguette-cut white diamonds. Decorative mobile case attachment of polished 18K white gold is rhodium plated, and set with white diamonds. Black “Madera” leather strap with pin buckle of 18K polished white gold;Quartz movement – Ref. de GRISOGONO SF 10-40;Black dial with 4 applied rhodium plated indexes, set with white diamonds, at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock;Rhodium plated Dauphine hands;Recessed setting crown with signature crest at 3 o’clock. Full back is cambered and engraved de GRISOGONO. Water resistant to 30 meters (~100 feet).

Featured Models
Réf.: S02: Watch of polished 18K rose gold, with a cambered case and decorative mobile attachment which is set with 0.36 carat of white diamonds;Black “Madera” leather strap with pin buckle in 18K polished rose gold;Quartz movement. Black dial with 4 applied indexes, set with white diamonds, at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock.Rose gold-colored Dauphine hands;Recessed setting crown with signature crest at 3 o’clock;Full back is cambered and engraved de GRISOGONO;Water resistant to 30 meters (~100 feet).

Réf.: S05: Watch of 18K “Browny Brown” gold, with a cambered case and decorative mobile attachment, both which are set with 1.32 carats of brown diamonds.Chestnut “Madera” leather strap with pin buckle of 18K in “Browny Brown” gold, set with 2 brown diamonds;Quartz movement. Chestnut dial with 4 applied indexes, set with brown diamonds, at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock;Rose gold-colored Dauphine hands. Recessed setting crown with signature crest at 3 o’clock;Full back is cambered and engraved de GRISOGONO;Water resistant to 30 meters (~100 feet).

Other models
Réf:S01: Watch of polished 18K rose gold, with a cambered case and decorative mobile attachment which is set with 0.36 carats of white diamonds;Brown “Madera” leather strap with pin buckle in polished 18K rose gold;Quartz movement.;Brown dial with 4 applied indexes, set with white diamonds, at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock;Rose gold-colored Dauphine hands;Recessed setting crown with signature crest at 3 o’clock.Full back is cambered and engraved de GRISOGONO;Water resistant to 30 meters (~100 feet).

Réf:S04: Watch of polished 18K rose gold, with a cambered case and decorative mobile attachment;Case and attachment are set with 1.32 carats of white diamonds. Chestnut “Madera” leather strap with pin buckle in polished 18K rose gold, set with 2 white diamonds;Quartz movement. Chestnut dial with 4 applied indexes, set with white diamonds, at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock;Rose gold-colored Dauphine hands. Recessed setting crown with signature crest at 3 o’clock;Full back is cambered and engraved de GRISOGONO;Water resistant to 30 meters (~100 feet).

Réf.: N01: Watch of polished 18K rose gold, with a cambered case and decorative mobile attachment.Black “Madera” leather strap with pin buckle in polished 18K rose gold. Quartz movement. Beige dial with 4 applied indexes set with white diamonds, at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. Rose gold-colored Dauphine hands. Recessed setting crown with signature crest at 3 o’clock. Full back is cambered and engraved de GRISOGONO. Water resistant to 30 meters (~100 feet).

Réf.: S24E: Watch case of 18K polished and rhodium plated white gold is cambered and set with 2.08 carats of baguette-cut emeralds. decorative mobile case attachment of 18K rhodium plated white gold, set with white diamonds. white "madera" leather strap with pin buckle of polished 18K white gold. quartz movement. white dial with 4 polished and applied indexes,set with white diamonds at 12,3,6 and 9 o' clock. rhodium plated dauphine hands. recessed setting crown with signature crest at 3 o'clock. full back is cambered and engraved de Grisogono. water resistant to 30 meters.

Réf: S25R: Watch case of polished 18K rose gold, set with 3.09 carats of pink baguette-cut sapphires. decorative mobile case attachment of polished 18K rose gold, set with 0.36 carat of white diamonds. pink "madera" leather strap with pin buckle of polished 18K rose gold. quartz movement. pastel pink dial with 4 applied indexes, set with pink sapphires at 12,3,6 and 9 o'clock. rose gold-coloured dauphine hands. recessed setting crown with signature crest at 3 o'clock. full back is cambered and engraved de Grisogono. water resistant to 30 meters (~100 feet)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Golay Spierer Custom made Stainless steel ladies' watch with self winding movement-Ref 2003-1021

Features:Stainless steel ladies' watch, self-winding movement. Blue mother-of-pearl dial. Blue synthetic fiber bracelet, folding clasp.



Technical Details:
Movement:Self-winding ETA 2892 - A2. Circular "côtes de Genève" finish.
Diameter 10½ lines or 26.2 mm. Thickness: 3.6 mm. 21 rubies. Frequency: 28'800 alt/h.
Case:Stainless steel (316L) case with full back. Round shape with gadrooned flancs, bezel and back are slightly elevated. Diameter: 34.0 mm. Thickness: 9.0 mm.
"Antique"-shaped crown.
Dial :Light blue mother-of-pearl dial.Three heart-shaped appliqués at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock. Interlaced double D's at 12 o'clock. These appliqués including their rivets are made out of a solid piece of gold.
Hands :Hand-polished, white gold Golay Spierer hands. The hour and minute hands are leaf-shaped and open. Heart-shaped counterweight on the second hand.
Bracelet and clasp:Bracelet made of weaved synthetic blue fibers around a rubber center.Stainless steel folding clasp with three flaps.

Hentschel Hamburg - The H1 Collection, Automatic Movement,18ct Pink Gold Case

All H1-models impress with their elegant cases and distinct dials. Compared to other watches the bezel is remarkably thin and quite low key in it´s appearance. So the beholder can fully concentrate on the slightly domed dial and the finely contured hands. To achieve this, the company developed an elaborate three part case construction with four seals. This allows for watch cases, which are exceedingly delicate, but robust and water resistant at the same time.

The diameter of the case is 37 millimetres. Because of constructional reasons Hentschel uses only 750 pink or white gold for the watch cases. To admire the hand finished movement, every H1 has a sapphire crystal display back.

Models
  • Ref. H1-R-2892-01-White silvered dial with Arabic numerals and date display.
  • Ref. H1-R-2892-02-Silver-grey platinated dial with Arabic numerals and date display.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hentschel Hamburg - The H1 Collection, Handwound Movement, 18ct White Gold Case

All H1-models impress with their elegant cases and distinct dials. Compared to other watches the bezel is remarkably thin and quite low key in it´s appearance. So the beholder can fully concentrate on the slightly domed dial and the finely contoured hands. To achieve this, we developed an elaborate three part case construction with four seals. This allows for watch cases, which are exceedingly delicate, but robust and water-resistant at the same time.

The diameter of the case is 37 millimetres. Because of constructional reasons Hentschel uses only 750 pink or white gold for watch cases. To admire the hand-finished movement, every H1 has a sapphire crystal display-back.

Models
  • Ref. H1-W-kl-01: White silvered dial with Arabic numerals.
  • Ref. H1-W-kl-02: Silver-grey platinated dial with Arabic numerals.
  • Ref. H1-W-kl-04: Anthracite dial with Arabic numerals.
  • Ref. H1-W-kl-04röm: Anthracite dial with Roman numerals.

Romain Gauthier-Collection Prestige

Romain Gauthier is an Independent Swiss watch maker based at La Vallée de Joux.Collection Prestige features an original in-house movement and design. The elegant hand-guilloched solid-gold dial with off-center time indication is fairly traditional; however, the apparent lack of a crown gives an indication that the movement beneath is anything but.The superbly finished movement features an innovative flat crown on the back, which is easy to wind on the wrist.The case is available in white gold, red gold and platinum and has a diameter of 41mm.Limited edition of 38 & 8 with baguette-cut diamonds set in the bezel.

1.Collection Prestige-Red Gold and Black Dial


2.Collection Prestige-Red Gold Champagne Dial


3.Collection Prestige-White Gold


4.Collection Prestige-Platinum

Golay Spierer Custom made Men's stainless steel watch with Micro-rotor -Ref 2003-113

Specifications:Men's stainless steel watch, self-winding movement with micro-rotor;'Soleillé' black dial;Black crocodile skin bracelet with folding clasp.



Movement:Restored like new, antique movement.;Caliber : self-winding Buren 1322 with micro-rotor. 30 rubies;18'000 alt/h. ;Diameter 12 1/2 lines or 28.1 mm.
Thickness: 3.6 mm.



Finishes :
•Bevelled bridges and balance-cock;
•Straight "Côtes de Genève" decoration on bridges and balance-cock;
•Circular-grained main plate,
•Screws: polished and turned blue;
•Hand-engraved ratchet;
•Polished wheels;
Yellow gold rotor, with shape inspired by Marc Seguin's locomotive wheels (1829).



Case:Stainless steel (316L) case, hardened by a chromium nitride treatment.
Round in shape with straight flanks, the bezel and back are slightly elevated.
Diameter: 40.0 mm;Thickness: 9.0 mm (10.2 mm at the top of the convex glass).
Back engraving: "FUGIT IRREPARABILE TEMPUS".
Screwed-on, straight-shaped crown, with 22 teeth.






Dial:Sunbrushed dial. ;Colour: galvanic black;Stick-shaped, pyramid-bevelled hour markers, rhodium-plated. Minute graduations and Golay Spierer name in white print. Appliqué white gold date aperture, bevelled and trapezoidal in shape.
Date wheel with Breguet numbers (trapezoidal display).
Hands:Hand-polished, white gold Golay Spierer hands.
Hour and minute hands in the shape of 'open rhomb arrow' and second hand with concave rhomb counterweight.
Bracelet and clasp:Hand-cut, hand-made black crocodile skin bracelet.
Stainless steel folding clasp with three flaps.
Clasp cover engraved with pattern similar to that of the ratchet. Clasp cover hardened with chromium nitride treatment.

De Bethune DB 22

DB 22 by De Bethune is the first watch to have a micro light finished Titanium dial.





Technical details
Case:Rose gold,white gold or titanium
Dimensions:48mm diameter and 10.9mm thickness
Dial:Grey, blue or blackened titanium with microlight effect
Hands:Titanium and flame blued steel,hand polished
Movement:DB 2024- automatic
Functions:Hours,minutes and power reserve indicator at 12'0 clock
Power Reserve-6 days
Frequency:28,800 vibrations per hour.

Tokyo Flash-Waku

Tokyo flash presents Waku,a new stunning watch model.Waku's wrist band, uniquely positioned between the frame and LEDs, is designed like a belt and features rows of punched holes which continue through the frame to expose the bright lights beneath.



Available in soft brown leather, raised black croc-effect leather or natural fur, Waku has a self-adjustable wrist band and is ideal for wrists both small and large.
The slim stainless steel case is complemented with a polished silver, black or gold frame and the design is finished with a three pinned polished buckle.



Touch Waku's button and a simple animation sparkles before the time is presented in three easy-to-read steps. Hours are shown first, one LED indicates each hour 1-12. Groups of 15 minutes are next, three LEDs indicate 15, 30 and 45 minutes past the hour. Finally single minutes are presented, fourteen LEDs indicating minutes 1-14. Count the LEDs in columns of 5 and reading Waku becomes really easy!



Tokyoflash Waku is available for 11,900 Japanese yen ($130, €99, £87) including free 5 day worldwide delivery.


Technical Details:
* Displays the time
* Genuine leather
* Unisex design for small & large wrists
* Minimum wrist size: 160 mm (approx.)
* Maximum wrist size: 220 mm (approx.)
* Case dimensions: 30 mm x 42 mm x 10 mm
* Weight: 60 grams
* Water resistance: 3ATM
* Japanese and English instructions
* One year warranty

Monday, December 15, 2008

Golay Spierer Custom made Men's White Gold watch with self winding movement-Ref 2003-111

Features:White gold watch, self-winding movement and passing moon;Lapis lazuli dial.
Night-blue crocodile skin bracelet with folding clasp.



Technical Details:
Movement:Restored antique movement;Caliber : FHF 73 with screw balance. Frequency: 18'000 alt/h;Diameter 111/2 lines or 26.2 mm;Thickness: 3.9 mm;Antique style engraving finish;A complication plate for the passing moon was developed. The moon rises and sets in synchronized timing (constant cycle of about 23 hours and 15 minutes). Only the visible part of the moon is displayed.
Case:Palladium white gold case;Round in shape with rounded flanks, jeweller-crafted horns;Diameter: 39.0 mm;Thickness: 11.5 mm;Spherical crown.
Dial:Dial in lapis lazuli;Appliqué Roman numeral time markers;Hand-painted sky disk, sprinkled with gold;Mother-of-pearl moon.
Hands :Hand-polished, white gold Golay Spierer hands.
Bracelet and clasp:Hand-made blue crocodile skin bracelet.
Stainless steel triple folding clasp.
White gold clasp cover engraved with a tree of life motif

Kari Voutilainen Masterpiece 7 Decimal minute repeater

Building further on the mechanical concepts already presented in the ‘Decimal Minute Repeater’ caliber, which strikes hours, 10 minute intervals and minutes, this new creation presents additional concepts built to the requests of a private client.



The new Masterpiece retains the clear and easily readable seconds placement at 6 o’clock of the previous Masterpiece, now however a 24-hour indicator for a second time zone has been added at 12 o’clock. The day and night dials of this indicator are engraved with stylized sun and moon figures in 18 carat yellow and white gold. The mechanism is actuated simply via the crown; by pushing it in a short, clearly tangible distance, the second time zone advances forward one hour.



The movement, case and dial have been executed without the slightest compromise, as can be expected from the Voutilainen atelier. The hand made, engine turned dial of 18-carat rose gold has two contrasting fields and the case is entirely manufactured by hand using 18 th century methods. This provides beautiful visual results and is also one of the keys to insuring the full sonority of the 2 gongs. According to the finest Swiss watchmaking traditions, the bridges, spring, hammers and many other parts have received hand-finished anglage; the surfaces of the bridges are adorned with Geneva stripes and the baseplate with circular and snail graining.



At the client’s request, the back of the watch has been hand engraved by master engraver Eddy Jaquet, with a design based on the theme of the ‘Seven Sisters’ from the myth of the Pleiades.



The Masterpiece 7 is the latest example of how a client’s desire for an exceptional and personalized timepiece can be realized by the Voutilainen atelier.

Technical Characteristics :

* Decimal minute repeater movement, striking hour, 10 minute and minute intervals via two hammers acting on two gongs.
* Stainless steel, variable inertia balance wheel with 18-carat gold internal weights and adjustment screws and Breguet-Phillips hairspring.
* Ruby endstones for the escapement wheel.
* 33 jewels.
* Hand made, 18-carat rose gold hands.
* 39 hours of power reserve.
* 39.50mm diameter 18-carat white gold case with teardrop lugs, hinged case back, hand made 18-carat white gold buckle.
* Hand made, 18-carat white gold crown.* 18-carat gold, engine turned dial, finished in white eggshell with applied numerals.
* Hand sewn, blue crocodile strap.
* Case back engraved with theme from the ‘7 Daughters of Atlas’ inside of the cover is engraved ‘Voutilainen’.
* Second time zone at 12 o’clock with 18-carat yellow and white gold, engraved, sun and moon dials; seconds at 6 o’clock.
* Sapphire glass front and back.

URWERK UR103 « Hexagon » Limited Edition

The traditional presentation of the year’s limited edition series «Black» URWERK is an event awaited with no small amount of impatience by aficionados of the brand. Ever since URWERK’s creation in 1997, the company has reserved the privilege of celebrating each new collection by dressing 10 timepieces - 10 exceptional timepieces - in black.

This year the waiting is finally over, because today heralds the unveiling of the new black platinum «Hexagon». The birth of URWERK’s «Black» limited editions goes back to 1999 with the presentation of a special version of URWERK’s very first watch, - the UR102 – which was clothed in black and called « Night Watch ». The model quickly became a collector’s item, and no wonder, its aluminium case and platinum base may be considered run of the mill fusion today, but it was proudly revolutionary for its time. The concept was revived in 2006 with the now mythical « Black Bird », a creation with combat aesthetics and a name derived from military aviation. The « Black Shark » followed in 2007.

Today the UR103 « Hexagon » – a limited edition of only 10 pieces – takes its turn under the spotlight, with its striking black platinum case making a powerful statement and leaving no doubt that this is no ordinary timepiece.

The masculine lines of its angular satellites – in stark contrast to the soft curves of the classical 103 models – reinforces the sensation of an emanating force within. In the dark, the luminescent SuperLumiNova marking the hours and minutes indicates the time in an icy-cool menthol blue.

Technical details
The UR103 « Hexagon » – Limited edition of 10 pieces
Case: black platinum (PE-CVD treatment)
Dimensions: 50mm x 36mm x 13.5mm
Movement: Calibre 3.03: hand winding; 21,600bph/3Hz; 43 hours power reserve.
Triple base plate in ARCAP P40
Time indicated with satellites controlled by a Geneva Cross
Control Board: Titanium; power reserve indicator; time regulating dials indicating 15 minutes and seconds; precision adjustment screw.
Strap: black alligator leather

Bell & Ross - Instrument BR-S Ceramic Collection

2008 welcomes a new addition to the INSTRUMENT family with the birth of the BR-S Ceramic collection. With a diameter of 39mm in an extra-fl at (6.8mm) and ultra-light (55g) version, the BR-S Ceramic is a more urban interpretation of the BR 01 Professional Instrument (46mm). A size that is suitable for everyday use, an ergonomic case with a remarkably fl at profile, in accordance with the four fundamental Bell & Ross principles: readability, functionality, accuracy and water-resistance. The guaranteed-reliable BR-S Ceramic has a quartz movement.
The unscratchable, high-tech ceramic combines both light weight and strength. It weighs a featherweight 55g. The immaculate white colour throughout its volume is fade-resistant. The intense black will not lose its radiance with time. A chic, yet technical trim.

Different materials ranging from black or white ceramic, steel or gold, with or without diamonds, pure dial, the BR-S Ceramic is synonymous with high-technology and elegance. Refined, sleek, luxurious and supremely comfortable to wear, the BR-S Ceramic will become a part of everyday life for demanding men and women.
Technical characteristics
Movement: Quartz calibre ETA
Functions: hours, minutes and independent seconds
Case: diameter 39mm. Steel or pink gold covered with white or black ceramic.
Bezel: steel, steel set with diamonds, pink gold
Dial: Transferred or appliqué Figures and Index
Glass: anti-refl ection sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 50m
Strap: calf, alligator, nylon or rubber

Marvin watches-THE M112 COLLECTION

Once again, Marvin has thrown all the watchmaking codes out of the window. At a time when functions, materials and costs are subject to great one-upmanship in the world of watchmaking, the brand has created the M112, an object with a timeless design that will withstand changes in fashion and the passing years. An unrivalled advantage is its value for money: Marvin’s committed response to excess.

Owning the M112, in contrast to the frantic pace of today’s world, is a way of taking the time to appreciate one’s watch by involving it in a daily ritual: winding the mechanical movement that can be seen through the transparent caseback. This model is an example of the very essence of sophistication and simplicity. A style that makes it a watch for life: work, going out, sport, travel. The M112 is for any moment. The watch is the opposite of an expensive fashion item. It is large and uncompromising, without unnecessary adornment. Each part of this timepiece was created to optimise the purity and harmony of its design.

The M112 naturally adheres to watchmaking codes that are greatly valued by Marvin: the hallmark of the founders that evokes the brand’s long history; the black leather strap that is red on the inside; the notched crown, and the subtle detail of the red square at the outer edge of the index at 8 ’o clock. Not forgetting the two-year guarantee. The watch is available in two versions: silver or black dial with a steel or PVD-coated rose gold case.



Technical Details:
Movement ETA 2801,mechanical, hand-wound, Swiss;Jewels 17
Features:hours, minutes, seconds
Case:round, Ø 44 mm;steel or PVD-coated rose gold;transparent caseback
Crown:fluted;engraved with Marvin logo
Watch-glass raised sapphire crystal interior anti-reflective treatment
Dial:silver or black
Leather strap:22/18 mm, interchangeable Black “Jack calf” leather with red interior
ardillon buckle with appliqué Marvin logo
Water-resistance 5 atm.

At a time when functions, materials and costs are subject to great one-upmanship in the world of watchmaking, Marvin has created the M112: a hand-wound mechanical watch in a timeless design incorporating refined elegance at an accessible price. Its sophisticated simplicity makes it a watch for all occasions. This Swiss-made timepiece is available with a silver or black dial, in a steel or PVD-coated rose gold case. Guarantee two years

Hentschel Hamburg - The H1 Collection, Handwound Movement, 18ct Pink Gold Case

All H1-models impress with their elegant cases and distinct dials. Compared to other watches the bezel is remarkably thin and quite low key in it´s appearance. So the beholder can fully concentrate on the slightly domed dial and the finely contoured hands. To achieve this, Hentschel developed an elaborate three part case construction with four seals. This allows for watch cases, which are exceedingly delicate, but robust and water resistant at the same time.
The diameter of the case is 37 millimetres. Because of constructional reasons Hentschel uses only 750 pink or white gold for watch cases. To admire the hand finished movement, every H1 has a sapphire crystal display back.

Models
  • Ref. H1-R-kl-01- White silvered dial with Arabic numerals.
  • Ref. H1-R-kl-02- Silver-grey platinated dial with Arabic numerals.
  • Ref. H1-R-kl-04- Anthracite dial with Arabic numerals.
  • Ref. H1-R-kl-04röm - Anthracite dial with Roman numerals.

Habring² New Watch Models 2008-Jumping Second

A07M is the new magic formula at Habring². A07 can be seen as the „family name“
and indicates the relation to last year’s automatic calibre with jumping second. „M“,
however, simply means „manually wound“. Thus, the A07M bridges the gap which arose from the discontinuation of the jumping second from the year 2005. But unlike the model 2005 which reverted to the rare calibre Chezard 116, the new A07M is, like it’s automatic pendant A07 from the own manufacture. This means Habring² is the only manufacture worldwide which offers an in-house-developed and currently produced movement with jumping second as „simple“ complication.

The small but nice series A07 (short for Austria 2007) already included complications
like the indication of power reserve (A07G), second time-zone (A07U), calendar
(A07K) and the Tourbillon (A07T). For the first time, it expands down below.
What stayed is, certainly - „noblesse oblige“ - the timeless classic appearance of the jumping second. The model of 2008 only differs due to a slightly modified logo and the double antireflective coated and domed sapphire glass from the ancestor.
The timeless stainless-steel housing still measures 42mm in diameter, the metal dial
in combination with the applied hour indications, the Breguet numbers and the hands
shows elegant restraint A novelty is found on the back. A sapphire-glass bottom, which is now standard, allows insight into the very heart of the watch: concentrically stripes, Parlage or other ornamental engravings, the manually polished Habring² logo or the also manually polished screws are the decorative parts. These are completed by technical intricacies like Chronometer-parts and Triovis fine regulation. The now even softer and manually produced calf-leather-watch strap strikes immediately. Another small novelty 2008 is the even more compact box made of Oregon pine. What certainly remained is the assortment of spare parts which enables world-wide independence for each Habring² once delivered.

called „doctors watches“. It is much easier to follow the process of the second hand
compared to the classic central second while concentrating on and counting the
pulse of a person. Even the technical function of a jumping second is quite simple, a top-quality wristwatch, however, requires a high degree of reliability. A small feather is pre-tensed through the wheelwork and relaxes suddenly, dependent on the
frequency of the balance-wheel, at each 6th (21,600 A/h) or at each 8th (28,800 A/h)
of the escape wheel ( =1 second). In doing so, the second-wheel (on which the second hand is fixed), gets carried along one pitch. The time needed for such a jump only a few hundredths of a second. That is why the course of movement seems much more precise than at every electronically operated watch. The largest and best known manufacturer of movements with jumping second was the manufacture Chézard, named after the location of the company, with its calibres 115/116 and the more simple 7400. Chézard has been a Member at Ebauches SA from 1937 until 1969 as the production was closed down.

Habring² has had access to a limited amount of brand new movements of the calibre
116 for the realisation of the jumping second 2005. Due to the surprisingly great
success of this model and the continuously increased demand for this simple
complication, Habring² has set the focus on the very same complication while
developing the own automatic movement A07. This movement was presented at
Baselworld 2007 and is meanwhile available with even more additional functions.
During summer 2008 the automatic movement A07 with jumping second and large
date will be accompanied by the very puristic hand-wound movement with only three
hands in the centre of the dial. This so called A07M calibre is developed in order to
replace the Chézard 116 which is no longer available. Habring² is with its calibres A07 and A07M presently the only manufacturer worldwide which newly produces movements with jumping second as "simple complication" out of proprietary development.


Specification: Habring² - Jumping Second and Automatic Jumping Second
Case:
Screwed stainless steel watch-case made of three parts with 42mm diameter
Water protected equivalent 50 meter depth
Spherical domed and double sided antireflective coated sapphire crystal
Solid double sealed stainless steel crown, sapphire crystal back
Individually engraved serial number 01 - 200X till 12 - 200X (year of production)
between the lugs at 6 o’clock,
Dial/hands:
Silver, copper, galvanic blue or galvanic black plated metal dial
Gold plated or rhodiated applied numerals, hour markers and hands; Automatic with Superluminova coating
Movement: A07 and A07M
Base ETA “Valgranges” automaticly (A07) or manually wound (A07M)
Indication of hours and minutes, inhouse dead beat center seconds device; A07
with big date display at 3h. Version with power reserve indication (A07G), second
timezone (A07U) or triple calendar (A07K) on request.
Hand engraved logo on winding rotor or top bridge
Triovis regulation system
Escapement parts in chronometer quality
Shockprotected according DIN and NIHS
24 jewels (A07) or 20 jewels (A07M)
Power reserve after being fully wound: approx. 48 hours
81 (A07) or 70 (A07M) maintenance relevant parts
straps/packing:
Various straps of leather or microfibre material
Stainless steel bracelet on request
Handmade three-part wooden box made from brushed and oiled Oregon-pine with integrated spare part compartment with a set of spares
Travel pouch with integrated spare strap on request
Certificate/warranty card.

Price List:
Auto-Jumping-Second-Date Steel Metal various colours A07 € 3,850,
Auto-Jumping-Second-Date-Reserve Steel Metal various colours A07G € 4,450,
Auto-Jumping-Second-Date-UTC Steel Metal various colours A07U € 4,650
Auto-Jumping-Second-Calendar Steel Metal various colours A07K € 5,250
Jumping-Second ¹ (manual wind) Steel Enamel, Metal or MOP A07M € 3,150

Angular Momentum Théàtre du Temps

Angular Momentum presents Théàtre du Temps A playful Time Piece that shows more than only time.This stunning watch model comes with a revolving phenakistoscope Disk with hours and an animation of a dancing couple The animation can be seen, when the disk is moved over the crown.
The phenakistoscope (also spelled phenakistiscope) was an early animation device, the predecessor to the zoetrope. It was invented in 1831 simultaneously by the Belgian Joseph Plateau and the Austrian Simon von Stampfer.
One variant of the phenakistoscope was a revolving disc mounted vertically on a handle. Around the center of the disc a series of pictures was drawn corresponding to frames of the animation; around its circumference was a series of radial slits. The user would spin the disc and look through the moving slits at the disc’s reflection in a mirror. The scanning of the slits across the reflected images kept them from simply blurring together, so that the user would see a rapid succession of images with the appearance of a motion picture.

Another variant had two discs, one with slits and one with pictures; this was slightly more unwieldy but needed no mirror. Unlike the zoetrope and its successors, the phenakistoscope could only practically be used by one person at a time. The word “phenakistoscope” comes from Greek roots meaning “deceiving viewer”.

Angular Momentum Reverse Painted Dial Timepiece Version for Ladies

Angular Momentum has created a reverse painted dial time piece version for ladies, the stainless steel case full pavée set with 100 orange sapphire (3.480ct) and 84 full cut diamonds (1.420ct). The time piece model is available on demand with various reverse paintings and colors of stone.



Angular Momentum Èglomisé Lady Case Caliber 37,90 mm

The art of miniature painting consists of mastering minute details to give the work a presence beyond its size. Miniature painting on the reverse of a glass dial is a rare art and calls for exceptionally good eyes and trained hands. Today Angular Momentum applies the rare decorative skills that create watches as individual works of art.

 Èglomisé Lady Case Caliber 37,90 mm - Models


;Two-body polished 37.90 mm stainless steel case, screwed back, screw-locked crown, quartz movement, 10 ATM miniature painting of a „Summer Bouquet“ on the reverse of the sapphire crystal.


Two-body polished 37.90 mm stainless steel case, screwed back, screw-locked crown, quartz movement, 10 ATM miniature painting of a „Summer Bouquet“ on the reverse of the sapphire crystal


Two-body polished 37.90 mm stainless steel case, screwed back, screw-locked crown, quartz movement, 10 ATM miniature painting of a „Summer Bouquet“ on the reverse of the sapphire crystal.


Two-body polished 37.90 mm stainless steel case, screwed back, screw-locked crown, quartz movement, 10 ATM miniature painting of a „Summer Bouquet“ on the reverse of the sapphire crystal.


Two-body polished 37.90 mm stainless steel case, screwed back, screw-locked crown, quartz movement, 10 ATM miniature painting of an „Ancient Flower Bouquet“ on the reverse of the sapphire crystal.


Two-body polished 37.90 mm stainless steel case, screwed back, screw-locked crown, quartz movement, 10 ATM miniature painting of a „Leopard“ on the reverse of the sapphire crystal

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