Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph (2009)

On the strength of its long experience in timing, Longines has designed a timepiece that pays tribute to the various timing mechanisms developed during the company’s history. Named the Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph, this model houses a brand new calibre whose exclusive development by ETA was mandated and financed by Longines and other brands within the Swatch Group. This self-winding, chronograph movement has a column wheel which drives the mechanism that measures periods of time – a technical device used by the famous St. Imier brand since 1878.

Longines started manufacturing timing equipment in 1878 with the launch of a simple 20 line chronograph; reference number 20H, that had a column wheel (covered by a washer) that governed the chronograph mechanism. Following Longines’ progression into the field of timing, almost all the measuring equipment devised by the company used this same principle. Both calibres for pocket chronographs made by Longines, such as the 19CH (1889), the 19.73 (1887), the 19.73N (1909) and the 19.73N with a split-seconds function (1922), the 18.72 (1929) or the 24 line calibre intended specifically for sports timing (1939) and movements for the brand’s wrist-chronographs, such as the 13.33Z (1913), the famous 13ZN (1946) or the 30CH (1947) thus all incorporated column-wheel systems for controlling and activating the chronograph functions, which varied according to the specific calibre.

This collection of timing equipment formed the foundation for Longines’ history of involvement in timing and the world of sport. The mechanical, column-wheel chronograph thus became a traditional and authentic technical device at Longines. The new Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph model continues this horological heritage into the 21st century.



Having identified the modifications that have affected the world of mechanical timepieces over the past few years (a marked demand for high-quality mechanical watches, the popularity of mechanical chronographs and a fascination for traditional horological devices among the general public), Longines and other brands within the Swatch Group mandated and financed the exclusive development of a self-winding movement with a column wheel for a wrist-chronograph which has now been produced by ETA. This calibre is a contemporary embodiment of a long tradition of mechanical timing which is Longines’ heritage.

Fitted with 27 jewels, the L688.2 movement is a self-winding calibre with a diameter of 30 mm and a height of 7.90 mm. The blued steel column wheel controls the chronograph functions (start, stop, return to zero) and is part of a work of art that is a stylish update of a traditional technique. Beyond its sleek design, the L688.2 calibre is an inspiring creation designed specifically to meet the demands of timing.

To house this brand-new, exclusive movement the watchmaker has chosen classical and elegant lines that are reminiscent of the timepieces that contributed to its success during the 20th century. The Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph has a stainless steel case with a diameter of 40 mm that houses the L688.2 calibre whose intricate workings can be admired through the transparent case back. The gold-plated Dauphine-style hands are mounted on top of a silvered dial featuring, gold-plated applied hour symbols, a small seconds at 9 o’clock, a 30-minute continuous action counter at 3 o’clock and a 12-hour continuous action counter at 6 o’clock. The timing features of the Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph combined with a classical design make this model a contemporary watch that echoes the great tradition of mechanical timing.

Technical details:
Reference :The Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph
Calibre :Self-winding, mechanical movement with a column-wheel chronograph mechanism, calibre L688.2 (ETA A08.231),13¼ lines, 27 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour;55-hour power reserve
Functions:Hours, minutes, small seconds, date,chronograph, 30-minute continuous-action counter and 12-hour continuous-action counter
Case:Circular, stainless steel, Ø 40 mm,transparent sapphire glass case back
Dial:Silvered, gold-plated applied hour symbols
Hands:Dauphine, gold-plated, coated with Superlimunova
Water-resistant to 30 metres
Glass :Hesalite
Strap:Dark brown genuine alligator with buckle

Nautische Instrumente Mühle-Glashütte -Nautical Line-Marinus

For the extreme. This model is hard-wearing and robust. A well protected case with extra thick Sapphire glass and easy-to-grip bezel, together with a large winding crown with side protection, make it practically indestructible.



Technical details:
Movement :ETA 2824 version Mühle
Case
Marinus I: stainless steel
Marinus II: stainless steel, black
Marinus III: stainless steel with black bezel;unidirectional turnable bezel
Ø 42.2 mm, H 12.2 mm
Glass :domed sapphire crystal, 2.5 mm thick, non-reflective coating
Back :sapphire crystal, screwed
Crown :screw down with crown guard
Lugs :screwed
Band stainless steel/Indian rubber, lengthenable
Clasp :locking deployment clasp, stainless steel
Water resistance :30 ATM (990 feet)
Dial :silver or black, Super-LumiNova coated ciphers and hands
Certificate :certificate of quality and warranty
Packing :special box

Friday, May 29, 2009

Nautische Instrumente Mühle-Glashütte -Nautical Line- Rasmus

Rasmus is a diver’s watch which is extremely robust and 100% waterproof. Not only that:important too is its high degree of readability underwater and especially at great depths, in the darkness, where the diver is reliant on accurate timekeeping. Sailors and divers can depend on this watch: it is a „Mühle“, very much a guardian angel.



Technical details:
Movement:SW 200 version Mühle
Case :brushed stainless steel (antimagnetic) with automatic helium valve; unidirectionalmatching bezel with 60 min scale;Ø 44,0 mm, H 16,9 mm
Glass :domed sapphire crystal, 3 mm thick,non-reflective coating
Back :stainless steel, screwed
Crown :screw down with crown guard
Lugs :screwed
Band :stainless steel/Indian rubber, lengthenable
Clasp :locking deployment clasp, stainless steel
Water resistance:100 ATM (3300 feet)
Dial: blue, black, orange or red; Super-LumiNova coated ciphers and hands
Certificate :certificate of quality and warranty
Packing :special box

Jaquet Droz L’Heure Sélénite

Inside its 18-carat white gold case, the dial depicts a night sky of black diamonds scattered with white-diamond stars. Two hands of white gold stand out against a full moon of black onyx, embraced by an ivory mother-of-pearl crescent moon. Elaborating on a favourite Jaquet Droz motif, L’Heure Sélénite weaves these contrasts into a nocturnal tapestry showing rare poetic imagination.
Recognizing that women have always been inexorably attracted to star-gazing, Jaquet Droz has taken inspiration from Selena, the Greek goddess of the moon, in creating L’Heure Sélénite. The decorative design of this precious watch establishes a fine tension between light and dark, strength and subtlety. This picks up on the paradox expressed by two different aspects of Time: while it can be measured with great precision, its mystery remains unfathomable. This time-keeper is designed to take a woman to the stars while gracing her wrist with onyx, mother-of-pearl and diamonds.
Featuring a mechanical self-winding, double barrel movement, L’Heure Sélénite is worn on a rolled-edge hand made black alligator leather strap. Brought out in a Numerus Clausus of 8, this exclusive timepiece combines the very finest of materials with the magic of the night and the radiance of stars in the nocturnal heavens.

Technical details
Numerus Clausus of 8
Reference: J005014205

Movement
"Jaquet Droz 2653, self-winding mechanical movement, double barrel, 22-carat white gold oscillating weight"
Jewelling: 28 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h

Indications
Off-centered hours and minutes

Case
18-carat white gold, diameter Ø 39 mm
Individual limited series number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 30 m / 100 feet

Dial
"Onyx and mother-of-pearl center, set with 464 black diamonds (1.12 carats) and 21 white diamonds (0.07 carats)"
Hands: 18-carat white gold

Strap
Rolled-edge handmade black alligator leather strap
Buckle: 18-carat white gold ardillon

Diamonds
IF to VVS1, Full cut, D to G

Exposition des Horlogers Independants "Handcrafted Time" at the Angular Momentum Time Gallery in Bern(18 to 21 Jun 2009)

Angular Momentum, a small, independent watch manufacturer specialized in custom made Artisan Timepieces and Jewelry, based in Bern, Switzerland. Angular Momentum has opened its showroom “The Time Gallery in 2004. The Time Gallery is located at Brunngasse 58 in the center of downtown Bern, just 100 meters away from the famous Clock Tower “Zytglogge. The Time Gallery is not only the showroom for Angular Momentum timepieces but also a real “Gallery in common sense. Several times a year, special exhibitions and events are organized on fine arts and Art & Craft.

For the coming event, Angular Momentum has invited a group of the finest watch makers (many members of the AHCI) to exhibit their works at the Time Gallery.It is the first time ever that such a group of highly-ranking Swiss watch manufacturer exhibit together under one roof. Some of the most well known watch artists of our time will presents their work at the Time Gallery Bern to discuss and provide an introduction to the world of their special styles of high-end watchmaking.

The list is given below:-

Beat Haldimann
Paul Gerber
Vianney Halter
Urwerk Baumgartner & Frei
Andreas Strehler
Miki Eleta
Pita Barcelona
Thomas Prescher
Romain Gaulthier
Svend Andersen
Peter Speake-Marin
Louis Moinet
Angular Momentum
Kari Voutilainen


Place
Angular Momentum Time Gallery
Brunngasse 58
3011 Bern – Switzerland

Schedule:
18 June (Thursday) : 13.00 to 21.00
19 June (Friday) :13.00 to 20.00
20 June (Saturday) : 10.00 to 18.00
21 June (Sunday) : 11.00 to 18.00

Frédérique Constant LOve Heart Beat Automatic Watch Collection -New models (2009)

Swiss luxury watch maker Frédérique Constant introduces its new “LOve Heart Beat” models. The new version of the highly successful Ladies Automatic Heart Beat series comes with an original dial design and in new colors.

After the success of the first series of Double Heart Beat ladies watches, introduced in 2006, Geneva based Watch Manufacturer Frédérique Constant presents a new version of this passionately feminine wristwatch. A new creative timepiece designed by ladies – for ladies: the “LOve Heart Beat” models. After the worldwide recognized Double Heart Beat Dial aperture, which became an iconic product within the Frédérique Constant collection of Ladies’ watches, the new “LOve Heart Beat” model features a very special LOve aperture in the dial, set with diamonds and a liberally opened O-shape to let us discover the escapement of a finely decorated automatic movement, also visible through the back of the case thanks to the sapphire crystal.



The case shape is gently rounded with a diameter of 34mm and the fine ‘godron’-decoration all around the bezel gives the watch a timeless elegance. The dial, decorated with a subtle heart-shaped guilloché finishing, features a charming LOve opening at 12 o’clock, set with sparkling diamonds, which reveals the beating of the heart of the watch. Every details of the “LOve Heart Beat” watch has been designed with passion to reflect the values and aspirations of today’s women. And, as the name of the watch shows, more and more women greatly appreciate wearing an automatic watchmaking piece, combined with feminine touches. Moreover, the Frédérique Constant “LOve Heart Beat” watch is a delicate wink for men, who want to offer a present to their lady-loves. The “LOve Heart Beat” watches are presented in different trendy colors: in rose gold plated with either a sweet vanilla or a gourmet chocolate finishing, and in steel with a romantic opaline and mother of pearl dial finishing, set with shiny diamonds varying in number according to the different versions, which will perfectly blend with the current fashion trends….

Model Details:

Reference:FC-310LHB2P4, total 0.2 Full cut Diamond


Technical details:
Case:Rose gold plated,Polished bezel,Convex sapphire crystal, screw-down see-through case back,Water-resistant to 6 ATM
Dial:Hearts “guilloché” decoration,Heart Beat Love aperture at twelve o’clock, set with 64 diamonds (0.2 ct)
Strap:Sweet vanilla Satin strap,Water-resistant inner lining
Movement:FC-310 automatic caliber,Love aperture with “perlage” finishing on the balance’s bridge opening,42-hour power reserve


Reference:FC-310LHB2PD4, total 0.94 Full cut Diamond


Technical details:
Case:Rose gold plated,Bezel set with 48 full-cut H colour diamonds,Convex sapphire crystal, screw-down see-through case back,Water-resistant to 6 ATM
Dial:Hearts “guilloché” decoration,Heart Beat Love aperture at twelve o’clock, set with 64 diamonds (0.2ct)
Strap:Sweet vanilla Satin strap ,Water-resistant inner lining
Movement:FC-310 automatic caliber,Love aperture with “perlage” finishing on the balance’s bridge opening,42-hour power reserve


Reference:FC-310CLHB2P4, total 0.2 Full cut Diamond



Technical details:
Case:Rose gold plated,Polished bezel,Convex sapphire crystal, screw-down see-through case back,Water-resistant to 6 ATM
Dial:Chocolate Mother of pearl, with 6 diamonds-set indexes, hearts “guilloché” decoration,Heart Beat Love aperture at twelve o’clock, set with 50 diamonds
Strap:Gourmet chocolate Satin strap,Water-resistant inner lining
Movement:FC-310 automatic caliber,Love aperture with “perlage” finishing on the balance’s bridge opening ,42-hours power reserve


Reference:FC-310CLHB2PD4, total 0.94 Full cut Diamond


Technical details:
Case:Rose gold plated,Bezel set with 48 full-cut H colour diamonds ,Convex sapphire crystal, screw-down see-through case back,Water-resistant to 6 ATM
Dial:Chocolate mother of pearl with 6 diamonds-set indexes, hearts “guilloché” decoration,Heart Beat Love aperture at twelve o’clock, set with 50 diamonds
Strap:Gourmet chocolate Satin strap,Water-resistant inner lining
Movement:FC-310 automatic caliber,Love aperture with “perlage” finishing on the balance’s bridge opening,42-hours power reserve


Reference:FC-310LHB2P6, total 0.2 Full cut Diamond


Technical details:
Case:Stainless steel ,Polished bezel,Convex sapphire crystal, screw-down see-through case back,Water-resistant to 6 ATM
Dial:White mother of pearl, set with 6 diamonds indexes, hearts “guilloché” decoration,Heart Beat Love aperture at twelve o’clock, set with 50 diamonds
Strap:Warm grey Satin strap,Water-resistant inner lining
Movement:FC-310 automatic caliber,Love aperture with “perlage” finishing on the balance’s bridge opening ,42-hours power reserve


Reference:FC-310LHB2PD6, total 0.94 Full cut Diamond


Technical details:
Case:Stainless steel ,Bezel set with 48 full-cut H colour diamonds ,Convex sapphire crystal, screw-down see-through case back,Water-resistant to 6 ATM
Dial:White mother of pearl, set with 6 diamonds indexes, hearts “guilloché” decoration,Heart Beat Love aperture at twelve o’clock, set with 50 diamonds
Strap:Warm grey Satin strap,Water-resistant inner lining
Movement:FC-310 automatic caliber,Love aperture with “perlage” finishing on the balance’s bridge opening,42-hours power reserve.


History of Heart Beat watches:
In 1994, Frédérique Constant developed its first Heart Beat watch. The purpose of the Heart Beat development was to show that these Frédérique Constant watches were mechanical. Heart Beat watches have an aperture at the position of the balance wheel to show that the movement of the watch is mechanical.

Early in the 1990’s, automatic mechanical watches were slowly making their return to the market after the quartz crisis of the 1970-1980’s. Typically such mechanical watches looked similar to quartz watches except that the second hand moved continuously. On quartz watches, the second hand makes 60 steps per minute. In a mechanical watch, the balance wheel beats 28’800 times per hour. The balance wheel rotates clockwise and counter clockwise on its axes in a large ruby jewel. Its rotation is controlled by the hairspring, which constantly coils and uncoils, and can be seen through the open eye of the Heart Beat watches.

In 1994, Frédérique Constant as a company was growing fast but still relatively small. Without an internal legal department and insufficient management attention, a big mistake was made. The Heart Beat feature should have been deposited as a design registration. Possibly a patent could have been secured. Instead, without any registration, first Frédérique Constant Heart Beat watches were introduced in the market. It only took one year before the first Heart Beat copies started to appear. Some competitors plainly copied the Heart Beat opening in their watches. Some other competitors changed the shape of the Heart Beat opening but inherently still copied the Heart Beat feature.

Image:The original Heart Beat introduction FC-310M36(1994)


With copy Heart Beat watches in the market, it was too late to still register the Heart Beat feature. To reinforce Frédérique Constant as the creator of the original Heart Beat, a strategy was developed to introduce every few years new Heart Beat calibers with Complications.

Image:Gents & Ladies Heart Beat FC-310HW3A5 & FC-310HW1A5 (1995)


In 1998, Frédérique Constant introduced the Heart Beat Day-Date, a caliber development in co-operation with Dubois-Depraz.

Image:Heart Beat Day-Date FC-610M3A6 (1998)


In 1999, Frédérique Constant followed with the Heart Beat Perpetual, also a development in co-operation with Dubois Depraz.

Image:Heart Beat Perpetual FC-710S39 (1999)


Finally in 2001, they introduced the Heart Beat Retrograde, a caliber co-operation with Agenhor of Geneve.

Image:Heart Beat Retrograde FC-680AS3H9 (18K gold)(2001)


Internal discussions on the development of new Heart beat Complications focused often on design issues with the original Heart Beat watches. As these Heart Beat watches were all made based on existing caliber ebauches,the company was bound by the basic design of these calibers. One of the issues was that the balance wheel was very deep inside the Heart Beat opening. It would be a major improvement if the company could bring the Balance Wheel more to the front side of the caliber, making it more visible. Another issue was that the Spiral, the most important component of a mechanical watch, was on the backside of the caliber.

After many discussions, Frédérique Constant finally concluded to develop their own caliber and solve these issues once and for all. In 2001, the comapny started the development of the Heart Beat Manufacture with characteristic bridge for the Balance Wheel on the front side of the caliber. Having the bridge for the Balance Wheel on front side of the caliber enabled to have the Spiral and Fine Regulation on the front side as well, creating a much more appealing Heart Beat design. This construction was completely new and enabled Frédérique Constant to apply for a patent. This time, also all designs were properly registered before market introduction.

Image:Heart Beat Manufacture FC-910ASG3H9 (18K gold)(2004)


Developing and producing the first Heart Beat Manufacture took over three years. It was a major development in co-operation with the the École d'Horlogerie de Genève, École d'Ingenieurs de Genève and the Horloge Vakschool Zadkine. In 2004, the manual version of the Heart Beat Manufacture was introduced with major success. In 2005, Frédérique Constant followed with the version with Moonphase and Date, still with manual winding. In 2006, the first Automatic Heart Manufacture launched. Future versions of the caliber are in development.

Moog “Time to Change” Collection

TIME TO CHANGE, the leading collection of Moog, patented for its mechanism of changing the straps, presents a concept watch with more than one hundred interchangeable straps. This concept is born from the observation that women often acquire a watch for the colour, or the material of its strap. Based on this observation, Hovel, who founded the moog brand, looked into an innovating system for changing the strap; He designed a watch with rotating elements at its two extremities, in a way that its strap can be replaced in a few seconds, slipping smoothly “through” the watch.
The “Time to Change” watches feature fine curves, taking on perfectly a lady’s wrist. Shuffling the shapes of the watches, the dial designs, the materials, patterns and colours of the straps, the offer is boundless. To reach women’s desire of colour and fashion, Time to change offers straps in all colours, including silver, gold, bronze, and different materials, (calf, snake, peccary, satin…) matching the seasons, one’s dress, jeans, shoes, or handbag, and always matching a woman’s mood.

 “Time to change” is manufactured in France, in brushed or polished stainless steel; plane, encrusted with Swarovski crystals or with natural diamonds. It is available with 1, 4 or 8 different coloured bands in a luxury gift set.

Nautische Instrumente Mühle-Glashütte -Nautical Line- S.A.R. Rescue-Timer

This is an extraordinarily strong watch which can be used for many purposes, more so on account of its 4-mm-thick sapphire glass and especially impact-resistant automatic movement. The S.A.R. Rescue-Timer is undergoing long-term testing on 56 rescue cruisers belonging to the Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger [German society for rescuing those shipwrecked].



Technical details:
Movement :ETA 2824 version Mühle
Case :stainless steel with Indian rubber bezel;Ø 42.0 mm, H 13.5 mm
Glass :scratchproof sapphire crystal with ground-in magnifying lens, 4 mm thick
Back :stainless steel, screwed
Crown :screw down
Lugs :screwed
Band :Indian rubber/stainless steel watchband,length enable for diving
Clasp:locking deployment clasp, stainless steel
Water resistance:100 ATM (3300 feet)
Dial :black, Super-LumiNova coated indices and hands
Certificate :certificate of quality and warranty
Packing :special box

Léon Hatot Watches -Men's Classic (2009)

With its studied, controlled sobriety, the Classic men’s watch by Léon Hatot distils the time with inimitable elegance. Timeless and yet radiantly modern, this watch embodies the philosophy of essentials: a round shape, pure lines and understated colours compose a minimalist model with no superfluous details, entirely focused on the concepts of equilibrium and readability.





The steel case is water-resistant to 50 metres and provides a spacious sense of freedom. The luminescent hour and minute hands move sedately over a black or silvered dial free of any ostentatious decoration. The date is displayed at 3 o’
clock, while the applied hour-markers adopt a streamlined profile. Like the man who wears it, the Classic by Léon Hatot is endowed with character and distinction, providing that technique and refinement often appear cloaked in a mantle of elementary aesthetic simplicity.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Ebel Brasilia Mini in Steel and 18K-750 5N Red Gold

Ebel is world-renowned for its iconic two-tone models, and the Brasilia steel and gold watches with their streamlined rectangular case and H-shaped bracelets have confirmed this distinctive flair. Now, speaking straight from the heart and to the heart with its vibrant shade, the splendor of red gold lights up the latest Brasilia Mini collection.
Featured model: Brasilia Mini steel and red gold, steel and 18K-750 5N red gold case and bracelet, case set with 34 VVS-IF Top Wesselton diamonds (0.54 cts), white mother-of-pearl dial with hand-applied Roman numerals and 10 diamonds.Sku: 1215922
Making a glowing appearance on the bracelet in the form of intermediate central links and on the iridescent mother-of-pearl dial through the logo, hands, 6 and 12 o’clock Roman numerals and even surrounding the diamond hour-markers, red gold accents lend an incandescent touch of warmth that expresses a uniquely refined perception of true luxury.
Technical details
Movement
Swiss quartz movement

Case
Material: stainless steel and 18K-750 5N red gold
Dimensions (case): H 30.00 x W 23.70 mm
Finishing: full polished
Case setting: 34 VVS-IF Top Wesselton brilliant-cut diamonds of 1.60mm diameter (0.54 cts)
Water-resistance: 5 atm
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective treatment on both sides for perfect readability
Case back: plain with specific Brasilia engraving

Dials and Hands
White mother-of-pearl
2 hand-applied Roman numerals
10 diamonds

Bracelet
Material: stainless steel and 18K-750 5N red gold
Polished gold cap for the 5 central links and the head piece
Finishing: alternated brushed/polished
Clasp: Ebel butterfly buckle

Titoni Watches: Brand Profile, History and Products

Titoni is an independent, family run and traditional Swiss watch brand founded in 1919 by Fritz Schluep.It is the one of the few watch making companies in the world to remain in the hands of its founding family.

From its very first years in its history,Titoni quickly met with acceptance beyond Switzerland‘s borders. It soon became clear that, for long-term success, the international market would be important. With this in mind, shortly after its foundation, Titoni took its first steps towards Europe and the USA. Nowadays, although Titoni is established and represented worldwide, the company‘s roots are and will remain in Grenchen. From this small town of watchmakers at the foot of the Jura mountain range, Titoni builds bridges between Switzerland and the world,between generations and cultures.

In 1919 three watchmakers were employed in production in Grenchen. Today around 50 people work for Titoni. The sophisticated assembly of mechanical movements has been carried out at the headquarters by proven experts since the very beginnings. In watch making, precision and reliability are essential values and a precondition for achieving the highest levels of quality. The combination of hand crafting, modern technologies and timeless design reflects the ambition to harmoniously combine the traditional and the modern.

Titoni’s traditional family inheritance – stability and sustainable thinking – is also reflected in its collections. Clearly positioned in the market and with a unique spirit, Titoni answers individual needs for classical design with a refined, contemporary touch.

Official website:www.titoni.ch

Ebel Classic Lady Automatic Steel & Red Gold 5N

The latest feminine version of Ebel’s iconic Classic line blends the warmth of red gold with the mechanical sophistication of an automatic movement. Designed by the Architects of Time who adopted for the occasion a sculptor’s touch with matter, the Ebel Classic has retained all its distinctive characteristics such as the monohull case conception and its satin-smooth pebble-like touch free of any sharp edges.
The dainty 27.30 mm case in brushed stainless steel and red gold, distinguished by sensual curves and a subtly geometrical motif, frames a matt white or white mother-of-pearl dial surrounded by a red gold bezel and teamed with the iconic two-tone wave bracelet that gleams more brightly than ever in this version.
Powered by a reliable automatic movement, it offers eloquent proof that women also deserve to enjoy the best of mechanical watchmaking.


Technical details
Movement
Swiss automatic movement (ETA 2000 – 1)

Case
Material: stainless steel and 18K-750 5N red gold
Dimensions: 27.30 mm
Finishing: alternated brushed/polished
Case setting (SKU 1215928): 42 VVS-IF Top Wesselton brilliant-cut diamonds of 1.30mm diameter (0.34 cts)
Water-resistance: 5 atm
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective treatment on both sides for perfect readability
Case back: plain with specific Ebel Classic engraving

Dials
White dial with 11 hand-applied Roman numerals or white mother-of-pearl dial with 11 diamonds
Date at 3 o’clock

Bracelet
Material: stainless steel with 5N PVD treatment
Finishing: brushed
Clasp: Ebel butterfly buckle

Confrérie Horlogère Les Classiques « Pulsion » Tourbillon Chronograph

Swiss luxury watch brand Confrérie Horlogère presents a new watch model from their Les Classiques” Collection.This Tourbillon wristwatch features a chronograph whose column wheel couples directly with the flying tourbillon carriage.This rare and precious timepiece comes with a hand-wound mechanical movement fitted with a flying tourbillon, i.e. with suspended carriage, at 6 o’clock. Its design is such that the carriage rotates without ball bearings and includes a Swiss lever escapement. A 72° sectoral indicator displays its 5-day power reserve.
The column-wheel chronograph visible at 12 o’clock displays the seconds on a counter at 1.30 on the dial and the minutes on another, positioned at 10.30. The chronograph is actioned by the same push-piece: start, stop and return to zero are all effected by the push-piece at 3h. on the case.The upper and lower bridges and bars are made of a special aluminium, allowing the movement to take on any colour the customer might wish. The mainplate displays an original honeycomb decorative finish visible both on the dial side and through the sapphire crystal case back.Beating at 21’600 v.p.h., the heart of the watch is housed in an ergonomically designed tonneau-shaped case.
It is fashioned in one size only but comes in three versions: titanium, white gold and pink gold. Those who fancy the colour black may opt for a black PVD-finished version. The design’s spherical sapphire crystal further underscores the designer’s intention to create a smoothly sensual and ergonomic timepiece.Cut from extremely supple rubber or in the finest leather and both featuring titanium inserts, the strap comes fitted with a deployment clasp made in the same metal as the case, forming Confrérie Horlogère’s initials, the letters CH.The lifetime warranty and totally Swiss-made provenance constitute signature features of this and of all Confrérie Horlogère productions.

Technical details
Movement
Calibre :CH 1450
Mechanical movement with tourbillon
Swiss lever escapement
Hand winding
Standard analogue display of hours and minutes at centre
Built-into this basic calibre is:-1 column-wheel chronograph visible on the dial side and comprising two counters (seconds and minutes)

Power reserve:120 h.
Frequency:21’600 v.p.h.
Number of parts:265
Jewelling:35

Dimensions of the movement
Movement shape: tonneau
Width:30.40 mm
Length: 32.90 mm
Thickness:7.40 mm

Indications
Hours, minutes
Chronograph: 60-sec. counter at 1.30
30-min. counter at 10.30
Power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock

Case
Case: Titanium or white gold or pink gold or black PVD finish
Crown: 2 positions: winding and setting
Push-piece:Single push-piece at 3h. : start, stop, return to zero
Water resistance:30 m (~ 100 feet)

Strap
Hand-stitched leather or rubber, with titanium inserts
Deployment type, in the same metal and finish as the case

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Christophe Claret Dual Tow Grand Complication Watch - Single pusher planetary gear chronograph with striking mechanism and tourbillon

Swiss luxury watchmaker Christophe Claret presents a new Grande complication watch "Dual Tow" on the occasion of 20th anniversary of the manufacture. Dual Tow is a single-pusher planetary-gear chronograph with striking mechanism and tourbillon.
The handful of watch companies capable of creating, developing and ensuring the reliability of totally exclusive and ultra-complex watch movements form an extremely exclusive fraternity to which Christophe Claret SA undeniably belongs. This year, the firm based in Le Locle is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Throughout this time, the Manufacture has consistently devised some of the world’s most complicated new calibres. Few brands admit to outsourcing in creating their most complex models, which explains why, beyond a select circle of connoisseurs, the name of Christophe Claret is little known to the public at large. Nonetheless, from the minute repeater – the first complication developed by this watchmaker – to the orbital tourbillon and the roller-display perpetual calendar, the Manufacture is indisputably one of the most innovative and effective companies in the watch industry.

Christophe Claret has earned this privileged position by pursuing a relentless quest for perfection. Hailing from the region of Lyon, in France, he studied watchmaking in Geneva before beginning his career as an antique watch restorer. At the 1987 Basel Fair, the owner of a major Swiss watch company asked him to develop an exclusive minute repeater movement, a commission that encouraged Christophe Claret to found his own company in partnership with two other talented watchmakers. In 1989, his instinctive need for independence led him to become the sole owner, so he bought up his partners’ shares and duly renamed the firm Christophe Claret SA. Ever since, his workshops have been constantly inventing and producing movements featuring an ideal blend of horological tradition and cutting-edge technologies.

2009 is thus a jubilee year in the history of Christophe Claret SA, a milestone that its owner wished to symbolise by releasing an exclusive timepiece produced under the company brand name and distributed by the finest retailers worldwide. The DualTow is a faithful reflection of the watchmaking philosophy inherent to Christophe Claret.
Housing several inventions including one patented innovation, this single-pusher planetary-gear chronograph with striking mechanism and tourbillon expresses a combination of technical excellence and sophisticated aesthetics. It also embodies the merging of the wide variety of skills united within the company, since almost all operations involved in making it – from movement development to the machining of the sapphire dial-bridge – have been performed in-house.
Representing a horological embodiment of power and energy, the DualTow is an ultra refined machine for measuring time. With its original “belt” display of the hours and minutes, the model features an ultra-technical and classically elegant appearance. Technically speaking, the mechanical hand-wound CC20A movement boasts an impressive number of innovations and stylistic refinement. One particularly striking example is a gong that sounds each time the chronograph pusher is activated, in a playful allusion to the expertise of the Manufacture in the field of striking watches.
Enigmatically christened “DualTow”, the first Grande Complication timepiece bearing the signature of Christophe Claret and exclusively developed to mark the 20th anniversary of his company, vividly embodies the principles guiding the Manufacture in the pursuit of its vocation. A symbol of excellence and experience, its mechanical hand-wound single-pusher planetary-gear chronograph movement is endowed with a tourbillon and striking mechanism. Calibre CC20A is thus a faithful reflection of this spirit and a forceful expression of the shared passion driving the company’s hundred-strong workforce.
To celebrate this milestone event, Christophe Claret has chosen to use symbolism in order to endow this incomparable timepiece with unique meaning. The DualTow is a concentrated blend of the powerful values linked to this jubilee, including the enthusiasm and strength of youth, the ardent desire to live each moment with matchless intensity, and a resolutely forward-looking attitude. Expressed in watchmaking terms, this determination has resulted in a mechanism that is unique in the world and for which a patent has been filed to protect its revolutionary chronograph system. To lend an even more exclusive luxury touch, the future owner can choose from a broad range of colours to adorn his watch.
 A commemorative model that is both inherently provocative and unmistakably original, the DualTow is naturally available in a limited edition only, composed of 68 watches – each unique in its kind.



SINGLE-PUSHER PLANETARY-GEAR CHRONOGRAPH WITH STRIKING MECHANISM
The major innovation introduced in the DualTow is its single-pusher chronograph function operating by means of three identically structured planetary gears. Directly linked to the movement, the continuously driven planetary-gear entry wheel (1) is connected to a satellite-holder (2) pivoting on the arbor of the entry wheel which bears two satellites (3) rotating in turn. Placed on an axis parallel to the entry wheel, the latter mesh with the exit wheel (4) located in the upper part of the satellite-holder. At the top, a cam (5) surmounted by a hand (6) is fixed to the same arbor as the entry wheel, connected to the exit wheel, and serves to reset the chronograph. The entry wheel transmits its movement in two different ways. When the hand rotation is blocked, it drives the satellite-holder which then spins in the void. This operation corresponds to the chronograph stop and reset positions; whereas when the chronograph is in the start position, the satellite-holder is blocked and the rotating motion of the entry wheel is transmitted to the hand.



When the chronograph is activated, the column wheel (7) moves one notch forward and raises the reset hammers (8). The start brakes (9) then drop to block the three satellite- holders (2) and the hands (6) begin turning immediately, since the energy is transmitted from the entry wheels (1) to the exit wheels (4). A second push halts the running of the mechanism. The column wheel moves another notch forward and lifts the start brakes, which releases the satellite-holders. The stop brakes then drop to block a disc connected to the hands. At the third press, the column wheel moves yet another notch forward and the stop brakes lift to release the exit wheel. The hammers then drop onto the cams (5) and cause them to rotate until the hands return to zero. The chronograph cycle is thus complete and the system is ready for another measurement.



An exclusive patent has been filed for this entirely original interpretation of the chronograph, in order to defend the peerless technical qualities of the system. The operational mode of this complication ensures the regular rate of the calibre because the torque required is consistently identical, whatever the position (start, stop or reset). Contrary to a classic chronograph, the movement is thus not subject to any major variations in the amplitude of the balance liable to disturb its rating regularity, an advantage that naturally improves its precision. Building on this successful innovation,Christophe Claret has chosen to further enhance the refinement of this calibre by adding a striking mechanism signalling the chronograph start, stop and reset operations. Enriched by the considerable expertise acquired by the Manufacture in the field of striking mechanisms and musical movements, it rings out with an exceptionally pure, clear tone. The snail-shaped gong is one of the most sophisticated and delicate to develop and produce.

Expressing their unfailing attention to each and every detail, the watchmaker and his team set the finishing touch to the mechanism by equipping it with a chronograph function indicator. The wearer can at any time keep track of its mode of operation. Playing on a perfectly symmetrical design, the mechanism features chronograph hour and minute counters displayed on a sapphire crystal.
Respectively positioned at 11 and 1 o’clock, they complement the chronograph seconds hand occupying the centre of the watch. This technical and powerful presentation leaves enough space at 12 o’clock to reveal the full chronograph activation system, composed of a column wheel surrounded by levers and hammers serving to drive the chronograph functions. The gentle motion of this flurry of chronograph levers is somewhat reminiscent of a flower fluttering in the breeze. In an ultimate refined detail, these elements are fixed to a component connected to the mainplate, specially developed and called a “barillot” in reference to its shape evoking the cylinder of a revolver.

TOURBILLON
In the history of the Manufacture Christophe Claret, the tourbillon is the second major complication to have been developed and incorporated within extremely complex calibres. To highlight this mastery of one of the most spectacular technical expressions of horological tradition, it is positioned in a clearly visible manner at 6 o’clock.
Performing a complete rotation in 60 seconds, it is graced with the distinctive carriage featuring the back-to-back double C motif – the initials of Christophe Claret which have become an immediately recognisable signature of his tourbillon movements.

BELT-TYPE DISPLAY WITH INTEGRATED WINDING SYSTEM
Inspired by caterpillar-track vehicles, Christophe Claret has devised a mechanism enabling an unprecedented display of the hours on the left and the minutes on the right. Placed on either side of the watch, two rubber belts specially developed for the Manufacture feature numerals with a decidedly high-tech design. Above them, a coloured fork fixed to the tourbillon bridge and fitted with a tiny pointer creates a symbolic framework serving to read off the time.
These notched belts are driven by cylinders placed on either end. To intensify the impression of motion, the design of their sides is directly inspired by the wheel rims of the Bugatti T35. Inside, a screw-tightening module enables ultra-precise adjustment ensuring optimally smooth operation. In addition to this mechanism, the minute belt houses a fully integrated winding and time-setting system.

ENERGY
The mechanical hand-wound Calibre CC20A is endowed with an over 50-hour power reserve supplied by two barrels. Lined up in parallel in the centre of the movement, the barrel ratchet wheels are also reminiscent of Bugatti T35 wheel rims with their eight iconic spokes. An indicator visible on the back of the watch signals the remaining energy available.

FINISHING
Like all the movements developed, fine-tuned and produced by the Manufacture, each part of Calibre CC20A is crafted in accordance with the principles of fine watchmaking. Confirming the prestigious stature of the DualTow, they are bevelled, hand-drawn, mirror-polished and coloured in keeping with the noblest traditions of hand workmanship. Depending on the colours chosen by the customer for his own particular model, the parts are blued, anodised or treated by electroplating.
DESIGN
The shapes of the DualTow stemmed from a constant flow of sketches and ideas circulating between Christophe Claret and his team. Far from having been elaborated by a single person, this timepiece stems from a creative approach all the more original in that it emanates from a company specialised in movement construction. In this case, an initial fairly classical sketch evolved into a version with a stronger and more virile character. As the sketches were successively adjusted, the early rounded curves gave way to sharper angles and more powerful lines of force, as the very essence of the DualTow gradually emerged.

FRONT
In a stunning alliance between the finest expression of the watchmaking art and a bold projection of the future, the DualTow embodies a wealth of design references. First of all, there are nods to the world of powerful heavy machinery such as diggers and lunar modules with their caterpillar tracks: these vehicles convey an image of rugged strength that is evoked through the belt-type displays.
The concepts of speed and energy are concentrated within the chronograph hands. Featuring sharp, abrupt angles, they appear like bolts of lightning counting off short times, whereas the hour and minute indication is subtly reminiscent of a robot, with the frame displaying the numerals evoking the pincer hand of a futuristic automaton. An authentic feat of horological architecture, the DualTow reveals its entire interior. On the upper part of the movement, a sapphire dial serves to indicate the chronograph hour and minute countoff, which ensures that no exterior element disturbs the delicate inner workings of the DualTow. This complete transparency affords a striking vision, but also eloquently expresses a sense of life through the palpitations of the tourbillon and the intricate interaction of the brakes and levers when the chronograph is activated.
Representing the culmination of in-depth research, the DualTow features extensive use of sapphire. While this material is extremely hard to work with and constitutes the unique field of activity of certain specialised companies, all the parts used in the DualTow were made in-house, since Christophe Claret has developed his own production tools in order to be able to machine the material. This additional step towards integrating a maximum of operations relating to watch production remains an exception among movement inventors. Thanks to a perspective effect in the design of the hour-markers, the flange intuitively guides the observer’s gaze to the very heart of the watch. Meanwhile, the markers indicating five seconds are cut from gemstones so as to be in harmony with the rest of the watch.

BACK
The case-back is fitted with a sapphire crystal to reveal the under side of the movement.It is secured to the case by dedicated screws. Thanks to this configuration specific to the DualTow, Christophe Claret guarantees the exclusivity of any operations on the heart of the watch, since only his company has the necessary tools.
CASE
The rectangular, curving case provides a magnificent stage-setting for the movement. It is fitted with exclusive mobile lugs enabling fine adjustment to the shape and size of the wearer’s wrist, a guarantee of optimal comfort. The right-hand side is graced with a partially rubber-moulded chronograph pusher and the crown. The edges are bevelled and the surfaces satin-brushed or polished to create a shimmering effect.
On the left-hand side, a wide opening enables one to admire the set of pulleys driving the hour display belt, whereas a smaller window on the right,between the pusher and crown, affords the same fascinating view.

STRAP
The crocodile leather or rubber strap of the DualTow is equipped with an exclusive adjustable clasp. Composed of three blades, decorative covers and two mobile parts, it enables the wearer to extend it easily by as much as one centimetre. This comfort enhancing feature proves particularly user-friendly when the wrist is slightly swollen at the end of the day and makes it easy to adjust to ensure the fit is “just right”.

The DualTow shows a different face on each of these unique watches. In step with demand and the new luxury codes that give customers the freedom of inventing their own version of an object, Christophe Claret offers them a chance to personalise their own DualTow.

Thanks to a “configurator” available on the dedicated www.dualtow.ch website, all prospective clients can play with a large range of colours and express their own version of the model. The mainplate, for example, is available in a choice of rhodium-plated, 4N gold-plated or black gold-plated versions.

The hands, the tourbillon bridge and the screws holding the sapphire dial, the hour and minute display forks as well as the differential gear elements are all available in a wide variety of colours. The components featuring rubber – meaning the belt strips, the pusher and the crown – all offer the same possibilities. From pistachio green to bright red, midnight blue or ivory, each DualTow is thus totally and unmistakably unique.

Technical details

Movement
Dimensions: 32.60 x 40 x 10.70 mm
Number of parts: 582
Number of jewels: 73
Power Reserve: Over 50 hours
Barrels: Twin barrels placed in parallel

Tourbillon: 
- Swiss lever escapement
- Balance oscillation frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vph)
- Tourbillon rotation frequency : 1 revolution/minute

Functions:
- Hour and minute display on belts
- Single-pusher planetary-gear chronograph
- Mechanical striking mechanism sounding each change of function (start, stop and reset)
- 12-hour, 60-minute and 60-second chronograph counters
- Operating mode indicator
- Mechanical hand-wound movement
- Power-Reserve display

Case
- Watch glasses specially designed and manufactured to ensure an ergonomic fit
- Rectangular, curving; fitted with exclusive mobile lugs enabling a perfect fit on the wrist
- Dimensions : 42.75 x 48.20 mm (not counting the lugs)
- Water Resistant: 3 ATM or 30 metres
Dynamometric crown:    Crown fitted with an unclicking device at the end of the winding process, which serves to preserve the movement from excessive tension
Pusher: Rubber-moulded

Dial
Sapphire crystal serving as a bridge for the chronograph counters and featuring transferred chronograph hour and minute counters, chronograph operating mode, Christophe Claret brand name and ‘Swiss Made’ indication
Display belts: In rubber with transferred hour and minute numerals
Flange: Flange with chronograph seconds markers cut from five different stones

Buckle
Triple-blade folding clasp with decorative covers and an innovative system enabling comfort enhancing 10 mm wrist extension

Series
Limited edition of 68 timepieces; each unique

The majority of components such as the case, bridges, mainplate, hands, display belts, pusher and wristband can be personalised using the “DualTow Configurator” on www.dualtow.ch.

Chronoswiss - Audi Centennial Timepiece Tachoscope

In order to celebrate their anniversary, Audi has launched a very special watch - the new Tachoscope. This exclusive chronograph was conceived by Audi Design; Chronoswiss with its renowned expertise in watchmaking was chosen as partner for the development and production. The Audi centennial timepiece uniquely combines a regulator dial, a chronograph featuring a stopwatch operated by a single push-button (Monopulsante), and a tachometer dial.
Inspired by the instrumentation of the legendary Auto Union racing car, Audi Design created customized, crystal-clear lettering for the watch's face. It is dominated by the numerals, which are reminiscent of the tachometers in the Type C Grand Prix racing car of the 1930s.

The crown was created in the shape of a gearwheel; the case exudes elegance and is well- proportioned. In the mechanical movement, the rotor-visible through the sapphire glass back cover of the case-features engraving that proclaims the years of Audi's anniversary. Chronoswiss engineered the technology beneath the dial.

The interior of the Tachoscope contains the exclusive C. 125 caliber, for which Chronoswiss recently received a European patent (Number 1243984). By means of a complex mechanism, this caliber allows the chronograph to be operated via a single push-button integrated in the winding device's crown.

As a limited-edition, only 100 pieces of the Audi Centennial Timepiece will be available, 35 of which will be manufactured in platinum with a genuine enamel dial (CH A 1520) and 65 in white gold with a dial of massive Sterling silver (CH A 1521 W).

Jaquet Droz Chronographe à Rattrapante

Taking the measure of Time in all of its dimensions... that's the challenge facing the chronographe à rattrapante created for the prestigious Hommage La Chaux-de-Fonds 1738 Collection by Jaquet Droz. A masterpiece of the watchmaking art, the chronograph possesses a black Grand Feu enamelled dial that has long been a hallmark of the Manufacture, as well as a complex set of red gold hands whose perfect readability constitutes an impressive feat in itself.
This chronographe à rattrapante, with its generously proportioned 45 mm red gold watchcase, can measure two events starting at the same time but of different durations: in turn, the chronograph hand and the rattrapante work together or compete under the supervision of the large date, proudly displayed in an aperture at 12 o'clock.
Thanks to its tachymeter function, the rattrapante can also measure the speed at which the wearer travels in kilometres/hour or the equivalent, an additional complication used to seize Time in all of its various forms, at the very same instant...

Issued in a Numerus Clausus of 88, this exquisite chronographe à rattrapante by Jaquet Droz, worn on a rolled-edge hand made black alligator leather strap, is for a select few: connoisseurs of rare luxury watches offering beauty of design as well as superlative mechanical complexity, whose only objective is to achieve surpassing perfection in the art of watchmaking.

Technical details
Numerus Clausus of 88
Reference: J024533202

Movement
Jaquet Droz 6886, self-winding mechanical movement, column wheel chronograph with rattrapante function, 22-carat white gold oscillating weight
Jewels: 39 jewels
Power reserve: 40 hours
Frequency: 21,600 v.p.h

Indications
Centered hours and minutes
Centered chronograph seconds and rattrapante hand
Chronograph hours counter at 9 o’clock
Chronograph minutes counter at 3 o’clock
Big date at 12 o’clock

Case
18-carat red gold, diameter Ø 45 mm
Individual limited series number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 30 m / 100 feet

Dial
Black Grand Feu enamelled dial. Hand-crafted
Individual limited series number painted on the dial

Hands
Red gold hours, minutes, chronograph seconds and subdials hands
Rattrapante hand in red gold, red tip

Strap
Rolled-edge handmade black alligator leather strap
Buckle: 18-carat red gold ardillon buckle

Catamaran Global 8081chronograph

Swiss watchmaker Catamaran presents a new watch model "Catamaran Global 8081". This chronograph model comes with complications like seconds and 30 minutes chronograph counters, split second, date at 4 o'clock, GMT, and world timer.




Technical Specifications
-Diameter 47 mm
-High resistant stainless steel case
-Swiss made quartz movement ETA 251.272
-Water resistant to 200 M - 20 ATM (660 feet)
-Curved scratch proof sapphire crystal
-Triple lock screw-in crown
-Screw-in back
-Chronograph with 2 push-buttons
-Function: display by means of hands, hours, minutes, seconds, 1/10 of seconds,60 seconds and 30 minutes chronograph counters, split second, date at 4 o'clock, GMT, world timer
-Date
Night reading
-Available with 5 different dials red, white, yellow, blue and orange
-Assorted water-repellent leather straps or rubber band
-Swiss made
-12 months international warranty

Monday, May 25, 2009

JS Watch Co. 101 Automatic

This collection of classic wrist watches pays tribute to Kvosin, the oldest part of the city of Reykjavík and is now a part of its 101 postal code. At the turn of the last century, a square named “Laekjartorg”, in the centre of the 101 postcode, grew to be the busiest hub in downtown Reykjavik, a mainstay for cars and later, busses. With all the activity centred in the vicinity of the square, the clock in the centre of Lækjartorg developed into a popular rendezvous point for lovers and industrious businessmen.
101 Reykjavik, therefore, became the first and foremost influence for the development of timepieces in Iceland. Ever since watches became widely owned, they would be the piece pawned to buy one more drink or for a ride home after a night on the town.
Surely, it was most appropriate that JS Watch Co Reykjavik should produce an exclusively designed watch, the 101, dedicated to the old town centre, as that was where it started out by assembling 100 prototype watches in the workshop and store. Word quickly spread that JS Watch Co. Reykjavik was the place to come for personal service and classic wristwatches.
Crafted in high grade German stainless steel, the watch case comes in two sizes: 38mm for men's models and 32mm for women's timepieces. These timepieces come with a choice of classic black or white dials with Roman or Arabic numerals, Breguet hands, Ostrich, Alligator or Steel bracelet. Inside of each timepiece beats a Swiss Made Mechanical movement “Execution Top” with Automatic winding, 25 jewels, Custom decorations, Blue screws and Rhodium plated finish, which can be admired through a transparent sapphire crystal case back. Ladies timepieces are also offered with mother of pearl dials.

Technical details
101 REYKJAVIK AUTOMATIC ARABIC NUMERALS
High grade German steel Case 38 mm
Black and white high gloss dials
Curved Sapphire Crystal with anti reflective coating on the inside
See-through Sapphire Crystal back
Mechanical movement “Execution top”
Automatic 25 jewels, custom decoration inc. blue screws
38-hour power reserve when fully wound
Fine tuning “assortment chronometer”
Shock protection Incablo
Date display at 3 o’clock
Water-resistance 50 m
Hand made genuine Alligator and Ostrich straps
JS Watch co. Reykjavik deployment clasp

101 REYKJAVIK AUTOMATIC ROMAN NUMERALS
High grade German steel Case 38 mm
Black and white dials
Curved Sapphire Crystal with anti reflective coating on the inside
See-through Sapphire Crystal back
Mechanical movement “Execution top”
Automatic 25 jewels, custom decoration inc. blue screws
38-hour power reserve when fully wound
Fine tuning “assortment chronometer”
Shock protection Incabloc
Date display at 6 o’clock
Water-resistance 50 m
Hand made genuine Alligator and Ostrich straps
JS Watch co. Reykjavik deployment clasp

101 REYKJAVIK AUTOMATIC ROMAN NUMERALS 32mm
High grade German steel Case 32 mm
Black, white high gloss and pearl dials
Curved Sapphire Crystal with anti reflective coating on the inside
Seethrough Sapphire Crystal back
Mechanical movement “Execution top”
Automatic 25 jewels, custom decoration inc. blue screws
38-hour power reserve when fully wound
Fine tuning “assortment chronometer”
Shock protection Incabloc
Date display at 6 o’clock
Water-resistance 50 m
Hand made genuine Alligator, Ostrich, Lizard and Stingray straps
JS Watch co. Reykjavik deployment clasp

101 REYKJAVIK AUTOMATIC PEARL DIAL / DIAMONDS
High grade German steel Case 32 mm
Black, white high gloss and pearl dials
Curved Sapphire Crystal with anti reflective coating on the inside
Seethrough Sapphire Crystal back
Mechanical movement “Execution top”
Automatic 25 jewels, custom decoration inc. blue screws
38-hour power reserve when fully wound
Fine tuning “assortment chronometer”
Shock protection Incabloc
Date display at 6 o’clock
Water-resistance 50 m
Hand made genuine Alligator, Ostrich, Lizard and Stingray straps
JS Watch co. Reykjavik deployment clasp

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