Monday, March 28, 2011


Casio has announced the release of a new OCEANUS solar-powered radio-controlled watch. The new OCW-T1000D comes with Casio’s “Smart Access” system, which makes its powerful functions easier to use than ever.

True to the OCEANUS identity of elegance and technology, every OCEANUS solar-powered radio-controlled watch delivers outstanding functionality in a full metal case. OCEANUS watches have been very well received for their refined, sporty European design, ultra-reliable high-performance movement, and functionality driven by five independent motors that move each hand smoothly. The new OCW-T1000D chronograph features Casio’s “Smart Access” system for easy use of multiple functions, including a 1/20-second stopwatch and a multi time function that displays the current time in 29 cities.

The design of the new watch evokes the image of the ocean reflecting city lights in the middle of the night. The deep metallic blue of the inset dials reflects a range of hues depending on the angle of the light. The black dial and the composed, mature design add up to a sophisticated urban air.

A synthetic sapphire engraved with the OCEANUS logo adorns the crown. The sparkling and translucent deep blue color of the gem conveys the watch’s high quality. The titanium case and band have received titanium-carbide processing to make them scratch resistant, while the individual segments of the band have undergone Sallaz polishing for a lustrous finish. Fine touches like these make the OCW-T1000D a special watch with a high-quality presence.

The “Smart Access” system independently drives the centrally positioned hour, minute, and second hands using separate motors. As a result, when the stopwatch is reset or the watch is switched to time display, the individual hands are able to move quickly without any interference, for the feeling of smooth operation. The OCW-T1000D also features a contactless electronic crown switch driven by a magnetic sensor. In addition to setting the hands by intuitively turning the crown, the crown can also be pushed like a button to switch easily between functions. Built with Casio’s high-performance Tough Movement,which receives time-calibration signals from six transmitters worldwide, the OCW-T1000D offers the reliability of continually accurate timekeeping powered by solar technology.

Technical details
Water Resistance: 10 Bar

Radio Frequencies: 77.5 kHz (DCF77: Germany); 60 kHz (MSF: UK); 60 kHz (WWVB: USA); 40 kHz (JJY: Fukushima, Japan) / 60 kHz (JJY: Kyushu, Japan); 68.5 kHz (BPC: China)
Radio Wave Reception: Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for China: where five times a day); manual reception

Multi Time: Two home times can be set from the times of 29 cities (29 time zones; daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time
Stopwatch: 1/20-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 120 minutes
Countdown Timer: Measuring unit: 1 second; input range: 1 minute to 60 minutes (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
Alarm; Daily alarm
Other Functions: Automatic hand correction; battery recharge warning; date and day of the week display; full auto-calendar; 24-hour timekeeping

Power Source: Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous Operation: About 18 months with the power-saving function* ON after full charge. * Power-saving after a certain period in a dark location

Size of Case: 47.4 × 45.1 × 12.0 mm
Total Weight: Approx. 100 g

Tissot Tradition G15.561 Analogue Perpetual Calendar

Powered by a totally new movement, the Tissot Tradition G15.561 is the brand’s first ever analogue perpetual calendar timepiece. The groundbreaking G15.561 movement makes the sophistication of the finest Swiss watchmaking surprisingly accessible. Its perpetual calendar facility will operate without any adjustment necessary for the entire 21st century, automatically taking leap years in its stride. The seamless combination of beautiful design and unrivalled technical expertise exemplifies the deep-rooted Tissot tradition of innovation, masterfully blending timeless ease of operation with timeless looks.

The new Tissot Tradition collection sets new standards in harmoniously marrying ultra-modern and nostalgic elements. High-tech operation is clothed in contemporary materials to create a vintage look, rooted in details such as guilloche decoration and a gently curved case. Complementing the elegant appearance is excellent wearer comfort due to a slender, contoured form. These timepieces offer levels of quality and finesse that are otherwise unknown in their price segment.

There are several watches making up the 2011 Tissot Tradition range – both chronographs and Gent models with three-hand mechanisms. Dial colours of anthracite, silver and black act as signatures of suave style and confirm that the timepieces were designed with today and tomorrow in mind. Fine detail on the dials remind of the inspirations provided by yesterday, as do the classical stainless steel and leather attachments. Traditionalists not willing to compromise on performance and style, yet drawn to novelties, will feel totally at home with a Tissot Tradition.

Technical details
Swiss made quartz movement G15.561 perpetual calendar with battery end-of-life indicator (EOL)
•Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
•316L Stainless steel case
•Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 m / 100 ft)
•316L Solid stainless steel bracelet with butterfly clasp with push-buttons
•Leather strap with butterfly clasp

Casio PROTREK PRW-2500

Casio introduces new PROTREK Watch for various environments including mountain and ocean. Displays Compass Bearing, Atmospheric Pressure/Altitude, and Temperature. In addition to displaying compass bearing, atmospheric pressure/altitude and temperature, the new PRW-2500 offers the enhanced performance and functions needed for use in water activities, such as 20 Bar water-resistance and a tide graph function.

The PROTREK series of outdoor watches make the most of Casio’s cutting-edge sensor technology to measure various kinds of natural data. Using separate sensors to gauge magnetism, pressure, and temperature, the triple-sensor models can display compass bearings, atmospheric pressure/altitude and temperature. This makes PROTREK watches very popular, not only among climbing enthusiasts, but also people who enjoy trekking and camping.

The new PRW-2500 is an all-round triple-sensor model that can be used in a wide range of settings including mountain, ocean and river environments. The watch not only offers the compass bearing and altitude features necessary for mountain climbing, but also strong water-resistance for river climbing and river rafting where the user may encounter strong water pressure, as well as convenient tide information for sea kayaking and fishing. It is even ideal for extreme adventure racing, which combines two or more endurance disciplines into a single outdoor race.

With a large display delivering outstanding readability, the PRW-2500 has a dual-layer LCD construction. The sensor and other data are shown on the upper and lower LCDs, allowing the user to easily see the desired information.

For the compass function, the upper LCD shows a graphic of the compass bearings, while the lower level displays the current time, bearing and bearing angle. For the tide function, the tide level graphic is displayed on the upper level, while the date, time, and moon phase and age are shown on the lower level. The vivid blue transparent graphic on the upper LCD still allows the graphics on the lower LCD to be seen underneath, maintaining good watch readability.

In addition to being displayed numerically and in a trend graph, atmospheric pressure is shown using simply designed arrow icons which depict characteristic barometric pressure patterns. This function was developed under the supervision of a meteorologist. Consequently, an upward arrow is displayed when the atmospheric pressure suddenly rises, forecasting better weather ahead. A downward arrow appears when the pressure suddenly falls, indicating weather deterioration. There are also arrow icons to show when rising pressure changes to falling pressure, or vice versa, making it easy to ascertain weather changes.

Naturally, the PRW-2500 can also measure altitude based on changes in atmospheric pressure. It not only displays the current altitude up to 10,000 meters, but also shows the current time and the recent change in altitude at the same time. This is handy for monitoring the pace of ascent up a mountain.

Among its strong basic features, the PRW-2500 employs radio-controlled technology for automatic time calibration using standard radio waves from six transmitters around the world. It also boasts the reliability of solar-powered time keeping. Finally, the watch’s basic shape and design make it easy to use as an essential tool, the softer resin watchband adds comfort, and the large compass bezel and buttons ensure good operation.

Technical details
Performance: 20 Bar water resistance; low-temperature resistant (-10°C / 14°F)

Radio Frequencies
77.5 kHz (DCF77: Germany); 60 kHz (MSF: UK); 60 kHz (WWVB: USA); 40 kHz (JJY: Fukushima, Japan) / 60 kHz (JJY: Kyushu, Japan); 68.5 kHz (BPC: China)

Radio Wave Reception
Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for China: where five times a day); manual reception

Digital compass: Measures and displays direction as one of 16 points; measuring range: 0° to 359°; measuring unit: 1°; 20 seconds continuous measurement; graphic direction pointer; bearing memory; magnetic declination correction; bidirectional calibration and northerly calibration function

Altimeter: Measuring range: -700 to 10,000 m (-2,300 to 32,800 ft.) without reference altitude; measuring unit: 5 m (20 ft.); reference altitude setting; altitude differential; manual memory measurements (up to 14 records, each including altitude, date, time); high altitude/low altitude memory; total ascent/descent memory

Barometer: Measuring range: 260 to 1,100 hPa (7.65 to 32.45 inHg); measuring unit: 1 hPa (0.05 inHg); atmospheric pressure graph; barometric pressure differential pointer; barometric tendency information

Thermometer: Measuring range: -10 to 60°C (14 to 140°F); measuring unit: 0.1°C (0.2°F)
Tide Graph: Tide level for specific date and time
Moon Data: Moon age of the specific data; moon phase graph
World Time: 48 cities (31 time zones; daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time
Stopwatch: 1/100-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99”; elapsed time; split time; 1st - 2nd place times
Countdown Timer: Measuring unit: 1 second; input range: 1 to 60 minutes (1-minute increments); reset time: 1 to 5 minutes (1-minute increments)
Alarm: 5 independent daily alarms; hourly time signal

Full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; electro-luminescent backlight (full auto EL light with afterglow); selectable illumination duration: 1.5 / 3.0 second

Power Source: Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous Operation: About 23 months with the power-saving function* ON after full charge *Display shuts off after a certain period in a dark location
Size of Case: 56.3 × 50.6 × 15.0 mm
Total Weight: Approx. 80 g

Saturday, March 26, 2011


The latest member in Casio EDIFICE line is EQW-A1000DB chronograph featuring Casio’s “Smart Access” system, which makes its various functions easier to use than ever.

The “Smart Access” system independently drives the hour, minute, and second hands using separate motors. As a result, when switching between functions, the individual hands are able to move quickly without any interference, for the feeling of smooth operation. The electronic crown switch enables the hands to be set intuitively by turning the crown. The crown can also be pushed like a button to switch between functions.

The EQW-A1000DB chronograph features easy operation of a wide array of functions, including a 1/20-second stopwatch, timer, alarm, and World Time. The watch’s five motors independently operate four hands including the hour, minute, and second hands as well as the large disk indicator—-all of which turn around the same axis—in addition to the date display at the 3 o’clock position. This allows each hand to move independently and quickly. The current function mode is displayed by the large disk indicator, and the small circular indicator at the 3 o’clock position uses different colors to show the current status of the stopwatch.

The EQW-A1000DB also features the contactless electronic crown switch driven by a magnetic sensor, allowing easy access to watch functions. All of these features have made the watch even easier to use.

With just one push of the button at the 8 o’clock position, the lap time mode is initiated. In this mode, the large disk indicator displays the first to fifth laps, while the hour, minute, and second hands move dynamically. The watch memorizes the time records of the first five laps and the fastest lap, which can then be recalled by pushing the electronic crown switch. The distinctive face design for the EQW-A1000DB features metal parts and a large disk indicator positioned between the levels of a dual-layer dial. This, combined with dynamic hand movement, results in a watch that evokes a sense of velocity and motor sports energy.

The basic features of this model include time calibration using standard radio signals from six transmitters worldwide to ensure continually accurate timekeeping. Driven by solar power, the EQW-A1000DB also offers a high degree of reliability.

Water Resistance: 10 Bar

Radio Frequencies: 77.5 kHz (DCF77: Germany); 60 kHz (MSF: UK); 60 kHz (WWVB: USA);
40 kHz (JJY: Fukushima, Japan) / 60 kHz (JJY: Kyushu, Japan); 68.5 kHz (BPC: China)

Radio Wave Reception: Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for China: where five times a day); manual reception

Stopwatch: 1/20-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 59’59.95”; elapsed time; split time; lap time mode: 5 lap times and fastest lap time, Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second; input range: 1 to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)
Alarm :Daily alarm
World Time: 29 cities (29 time zones; daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated
Universal Time
Functions Full auto-calendar (date display)

Power Source: Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous,Operation: About 18 months with the power-saving function* ON after full charge * Power-saving after a certain period in a dark location

Size of Case 51.6 × 46.9 × 14.3 mm
Total Weight Approx. 193 g

Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph Record

Longines has passed a new milestone in its exploration of timepieces fitted with authentic technical features by creating, The Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph Record, which has a direct-drive second hand with a vernier scale. Back in 2008 the company used a chronograph movement with a column wheel in the design of a contemporary embodiment of its expertise in mechanical chronographs this new model showcases the horological development and elegant appeal in the same vein. The Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph Record combines various elements that make this brand-new watch a modern descendant of the timing instruments created by Longines in the past.

Thanks to its exclusive column-wheel movement, it joins the lineage of equipment developed by the brand since 1878, when Longines produced its first chronograph. Moreover, The Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph Record has a centre direct-drive second hand with a vernier scale – echoing a mechanical chronograph counter designed by the company in 1966. This system allows the user to read off the time measured easily and precisely using the position of the centre seconds hand with its vernier scale relative to the fixed scale on the dial. The centre direct-drive seconds hand with its vernier scale brings it into line with the most up-to-date mechanical timing equipment available today.

The Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph Record has a sporty design which complements its chronograph functions. The self-winding movement is housed in a stainless steel case with a diameter of 41 mm. The cream or black dial has a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, a small seconds at 9 o’clock and a date aperture between 4 and 5 o’clock. The hands are coated with Super-LumiNova while the red centre dragging seconds hand with its vernier scale is complemented by a fixed scale on the dial which enables the user to read off eighths of a second. Echoing the timing equipment produced by Longines in the 1960s, The Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph Record is fitted on an elegant black alligator strap.

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 column wheel which is part of the movement serves to steer the chronograph functions (start, stop, return to zero). This system, and in particular the column wheel that was designed by engineers at ETA on Longines’ request, makes this mechanical chronograph exceptionally easy to use, requiring only a light pressure to start and stop the timing function and to return the hands to zero. The blued steel column wheel is a work of art and the whole movement is a stylised revamping of a traditional technical system. Apart from its sophisticated design, the construction of the L688.2 calibre has been especially created to meet the requirements of timing.

With its combination of timing functions and a beauty that is characteristic of timing equipment dating from the 1960s, The Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph Record is a contemporary timepiece steeped in the great tradition of mechanical timing.

Technical detailsReference number: L4.754.4.52/72.X
Model: Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph Record

- Self-winding mechanical movement with column-wheel chronograph mechanism
- Calibre L688.2 (ETA A08.231)
- 13¼ lines, 27 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour
- 54-hour power reserve

- Hours, minutes, seconds, date
- Chronograph functions
- Centre seconds with vernier scale
- Dragging 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
- Dragging 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock

- Circular, stainless steel, Ø 41 mm
- Transparent sapphire case back
Water-resistance: To 3 bar (30 metres)
Glass: Sapphire with non-reflective coating

- Cream, 9 indices coated with Super-LumiNova
- Black, 9 indices coated with Super-LumiNova
- Small seconds at 9 o’clock
- Date aperture at 4 o’clock
- 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
- 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock

- Red direct-drive seconds hand with vernier scale
- Rhodium-plated, hour and minute hands coated with Super-LumiNova

Black alligator with buckle

Longines Ladies Diamond Conquest

As part of The Longines Sport Collection, the Conquest line has been given extra sparkle thanks to the scattering of diamonds. A first glittering model is set with 120 diamonds around the bezel while a second model combines the brilliance of these precious stones with the strength of ceramic.

The dynamic beauty of the Ladies Diamond Conquest models, achieved through a marriage of sporty design and glittering diamonds, echoes the fine balance between performance and elegance that characterises the Conquest line. Sporty women who appreciate elegance will find exactly what they are looking for in the new Ladies Diamond Conquest.

The Conquest line is aimed at those women who enjoy sport but are not willing to compromise on elegance. Thanks to the use of diamonds and the innovative combination with ceramic, the new models in this line add a touch of sophistication to the sporty beauty of Longines’ range of products.

Technical details
Reference numbers

Quartz movement
Calibre L263.2 (ETA 955.412)

Hours, minutes, seconds and date

Circular, stainless steel, with steel bezel set with diamonds or steel bezel set with diamonds and black or white ceramic sections. Screw-in back cover and lateral protection for the crown. Ø 35 mm
L3.280.0.57/87.X: 120 Top Wesselton VVS diamonds (0.532 carats)
L3.281.0.57/87.X: 54 Top Wesselton VVS diamonds (0.367 carats)
Water-resistance To 5 bar (50 metres)
Glass: Sapphire glass with non-reflective coating

Black lacquered or white mother-of-pearl dial with eleven diamonds as indices
Date aperture at 3 o’clock
Hands: Polished, rhodium-plated

Stainless steel, or stainless steel with central links in black or white ceramic, with folding safety clasp and push-pieces


A jewel of the sea with a watch nestling inside: with the new VENUS, CENTURY plunges into the imaginary world of the sea, with its naturalistic forms and surreal magic. Drawing on the mythology of the beach and of the treasures buried in the ocean depths, CENTURY brings together in this piece its traditional know-how and its mastery of jewellery techniques.

Reinventing a motif that has inspired artists throughout the ages, from Botticelli to Fulco di Verdura, CENTURY has created a jewel in white, yellow or red gold with a stylised design, covered with a hand-cut CENTURY sapphire.

A combination of materials complemented by different sources of light: the golden or silver light of the metal, and the dark light of the black CENTURY sapphire, whose shape exactly mirrors that of the shell, and whose perfect translucency celebrates beauty in its purest form. As well as its technical qualities, this chromatic dialogue is the source of a new poetic language, fully expressed when the hidden watch, protected by the CENTURY sapphire, reveals its dial with its essential round form.

The luminous display is set ablaze by the 351 diamonds studding the inside and outside of this authentic jewel, whose glittering light illuminates the gracious curves of VENUS in an exquisite celebration of the infinite magic of Time and the pleasure contained in every moment.

Technical characteristics
Ref. P.349.4.W.P161.size.23.ADP Pendant watch in 18 ct. white gold set with 161 diamonds (0.58 ct.) and a black CENTURY sapphires with 130 facets cut and polished by hand. Dial set with 190 diamonds (0.45 ct.). Quartz movement. “Prince of wales”chain in 18 ct. white gold, 80 cm. Also available in 18 ct. in red and yellow gold.

NOMOS Glashütte Tangomat GMT Plus

Those who love the radically reduced, purist face of the Tangomat model but don’t want to relinquish a second time zone may choose the Tangomat GMT Plus and do as follows: shortly before landing in a foreign country, ask for the time difference, then press a button to set the new time zone on the Tangomat GMT Plus.

It’s not necessary to count while pressing the button, because the difference is shown in a small window at the nine o’clock position. But first one has to let the watch know where it is at home.
1. Press with some force on the button at two o’clock. The hour hand moves and at the same time the scale in the little window at nine o’clock moves a position further. Press as often as it takes until the display “+/- 0” appears in the window. This is the position where you are at home, for example Berlin, and the starting point for your travels through the time zones.

2. Now you need the adjusting pin for the recessed button at eight o’clock. When you press there and then retract the pin entirely, you move the hour hand – and it alone – one position further. Now, position by position, set the hour hand to the hour shown by the little time disc on the right. Now your watch is synchronized.

3. From this point on, continue as usual. The crown, pulled out, sets the time at your home, for example Berlin, quite conventionally. The hands and the little time disc move together thereby. But you have to pay attention to one thing: if the hour hand is on the ten, this can mean ten in the evening. It doesn’t matter to the hour hand – but it does to the time disc with its 24-hour display.

4. Now you can move through the time zones with the button at two o’clock. After pressing it 23 times, the hour hand has now arrived at “-1,” in our case Greenwich Mean Time. But the time in your home city is still the same on the small time disc. Now the movement needs a little power: turning the crown three or four times should do it. From now on, the watch winds itself with every movement of your arm.

You can also decide to make Greenwich Mean Time your zero point, of course. Or the time in New York. Or your own personal middle of the world. The small disc at three o’clock will always show this time there, while the hands show the hours to add or subtract, and thus the current time. In one point, however, the Tangomat GMT Plus always remains discreet.

Technical details
  • Model: Tangomat GMT Plus
  • Movement: ξ (xi) – manufactory caliber with automatic movement and world time indicator
  • Case: stainless steel, quinquepartite; diameter 40 mm; domed sapphire crystal glass; sapphire crystal glass back; height 10.85 mm
  • Dial: galvanized, white silver-plated, with time conversion disc at nine o’clock (i.e. an indicator showing the amount of hours that separate us from our home time) and 24-hour indicator
  • Hands: steel, tempered blue
  • Water-resistant to 3 atm
  • Strap: Horween Shell Cordovan

NOMOS Glashütte Tangomat GMT

The new Tangomat GMT from NOMOS Glashütte distinguishes the time zones on the basis of airport codes. People who travel a lot know them by heart – and they’re also on your ticket and baggage tag: the codes for the great airports.

Instead of the entire names of the cities, these space-saving abbreviations appear in the indicator window of the new Tangomat GMT. And so the NOMOS classic, the Tangomat, which is the basis of this watch, can maintain its typically reduced face even in the version with a second time zone.
Such an additional function for a watch that, after all, is famous for its minimalism, for its “less is more,” for nothing inessential about it – wasn’t easy. All the more gratifying is this result of the meticulous fiddling on the part of NOMOS’ constructors, designers, and 150 people who tested this watch last year. A window in the nine o’clock position now shows what time zone you are currently in. A small time disc with a 24-hour face in the three o’clock position and a small red arrow beside it remind you of the time at home.
Press the button until the desired time zone appears in the window in the nine o’clock position and the hands already tell you the local time. LON, BER, TYO, HKG, MOW, and NYC are the abbreviations for the corresponding time zones on this watch. But the indicator in the three o’clock position doesn’t change; here the Tangomat GMT remains faithful to the time at your home base.

Technical details
Model: Tangomat GMT
  • Movement: ξ (xi) – manufactory caliber with automatic movement and world time indicator
  • Case: stainless steel, quinquepartite; diameter 40 mm; domed sapphire crystal glass; sapphire crystal glass back; height 10.85 mm
  • Dial: galvanized, white silver-plated, with second time zone at nine o’clock and 24-hour indicator
  • Hands: steel, tempered blue
  • Water-resistant to 3 atm
  • Strap: Horween Shell Cordovan
  • Reference number 635

TUDOR New Heritage Advisor

This year, Swiss watch brand TUDOR pays homage to its unique values and its six decade heritage by launching an updated version of the TUDOR HERITAGE ADVISOR model, one of the brand’s emblematic pieces.

The new TUDOR Heritage Advisor is the latest addition to the TUDOR Heritage line, which was launched in 2010 and draws its inspiration from the brand’s past, reinterpreting its most iconic models.

At the crossroads of style and technology, the 2011 Advisor is a modern version of the emblematic 1957 alarm watch and a true expression of TUDOR’s vintage spirit. Its movement is equipped with a mechanical alarm clock module, exclusively developed by TUDOR and featuring a perfectly uniform crisp clear sound.
With added modern flair, the new Advisor conserves the original shape and proportions of the middle case, lugs, and bezel, the familiar Dauphine hands and bevelled hour markers, as well as the characteristically shaped red alarm hand. The case diameter has been increased from 34 mm to 42 mm to suit today’s tastes. The disc at 3 o’clock indicates the status of the alarm power reserve.

The alarm function is activated via a specially shaped pusher at 8 o’clock, and its ON/OFF indicator is displayed in a dial aperture at 9 o’clock. The date is indicated by a hand on the counter at 6 o’clock. The winding crown at 2 o’clock is engraved with the name ADVISOR and is used to set the alarm. The crown at 4 o’clock is delicately decorated with the TUDOR rose from the original dial and is used to access the winding, timesetting and date-changing functions.
The watch is fitted with either a vintage-size satin-finished three-piece link steel bracelet, or an alligator leather strap with a folding clasp and a new safety catch. For an added touch of elegance and refinement, the new Advisor also comes with an additional black fabric strap decorated with raised rows of interwoven satin. This retro chic strap represents the innovative nature of TUDOR. By uniting weaving and watchmaking for the first time, TUDOR showcases a traditional craft and brings a new dimension to the watch, expressing a style that is both unique and exceptionally comfortable to wear.

Technical details
- Reference 79620T
- 42 mm titanium and steel case with polished and satin finish
- Smooth steel bezel
- Self-winding mechanical movement with alarm module developed by TUDOR
- Power reserve of approximately 42 hours
- Steel winding crown at 4 o’clock,engraved with the TUDOR rose
- Steel winding crown at 2 o’clock for the alarm function, engraved with ADVISOR
- Steel pusher at 8 o’clock to activate the alarm function
- ON/OFF indicator for the alarm function in an aperture at 9 o’clock
- Alarm power reserve shown on a disc at 3 o’clock
- Date hand and counter at 6 o’clock
- Domed sapphire crystal
- Waterproof to a depth of 100 m (330 ft)
- Steel bracelet or alligator leather strap with folding clasp and safety catch ; additional fabric strap with buckle

NOMOS Glashütte Zürich Weltzeit

German watch maker NOMOS Glashütte presents Zürich Weltzeit, an elegant world time watch featuring “Heimat” indicator.

“Heimat” stands to the right of the dial of this worldly watch – a minor contradiction, a wink that is very German but understood in many other countries, too. And that the watch’s testers felt to be “very NOMOS.” Wherever the watch’s wearer happens to be, the “Heimat” indicator shows what time it is at home with the help of 24-hour disc integrated in the caliber. It beautifully complements the work of the elegant hands.
This watch enables you to calculate every foreign time zone rapidly by pressing a button repeatedly until the desired place appears in the 12 o’clock position. Then the hands show what time it is there. Two years of development, 23 completely new precision parts, and umpteen design hours were required before this watch was finished.
The case, a creation by the exceptional Swiss designer Hannes Wettstein, is all that existed before;its construction is almost identical to that of the Zürich and Zürich Datum models. The manufactory movement Xi and the dial were developed anew for the Zürich Weltzei.
A broad-based test with a limited prototype edition concluded this developmental work at the end of 2010. A very few technical and optical details were altered after the test, for example the kind of oil used to lubricate the caliber.
The concept paid off: the wearer is spared the guessing that complicated indicators require, the hours of studying complex instruction manuals, and the despair of endlessly repeated attempts to set the watch. A simple button on the case, a small time disc, and the name of the place on the dial are all one needs to have an elegant and yet beautifully simple journey – in reality or one’s imagination.

Technical details
  • Movement: ξ (xi) – manufactory caliber with automatic movement and world time indicator, black gold
  • Case: stainless steel, ten parts; diameter 39.9 mm; domed sapphire crystal glass, coated; sapphire crystal glass back; height 10.85 mm
  • Dial: galvanized, white silver-plated; with world time and 24-hour indicator
  • Hands: brass, rhodium-plated, faceted
  • Water-resistant to 3 atm
  • Strap: Horween Shell Cordovan
  • Reference number 805

Friday, March 25, 2011

Breitling New Chronomat GMT

Adjusting instantly to the time and date of the place of arrival, while maintaining a 24-hour home-time display and without losing any precision in counting the minutes, must be every traveler’s dream. A dream now come true with the new Chronomat GMT, a travel watch from Breitling boasting unprecedented user friendliness.

The wearer need only pull out the crown and turn it forwards or backwards to move between timezones in an outstandingly simple manner. Equipped with the new Breitling Caliber 04, entirely developed and produced within the company workshops, the Chronomat GMT is one of the rare chronographs to offer such a smoothly functional dual timezone system. With its exclusive design and its dial featuring subtle three-dimensional effects, it is the new benchmark for all those who want to experience high performances in all parts of the world.

From the famous world-time Unitime, the star of the 1950s, to the current Navitimer World models with dual timezone display, travel watches have always had a special place in the Breitling collections. A natural vocation for the favorite pilots’ brand that became “official supplier to world aviation”.

Today, Breitling is returning to the forefront in this field by unveiling a new instrument distinguished by its smart and convivial operating mode. To ensure peerless user friendliness, the firm’s watchmakers and engineers have developed a differential system – for which a patent has been duly filed – serving to disconnect the local hour hand from the gear train when changing timezone. This operation thus has no effect on the precision of the watch, nor on the performances of the chronograph.

The fact that the Chronomat GMT is such an exceptional instrument is also because it combines this extremely practical dual timezone system with a chronograph – and not just any chronograph. The brand-new Breitling Caliber 04 developed for this model is indeed derived from Breitling Caliber 01, the sturdiest, most reliable and most high-performance of all selfwinding chronograph movements, entirely designed and produced within the company workshops. It features the same original architecture and the same cutting-edge characteristics, including a column wheel, a vertical coupling clutch guaranteeing high-precision activation, and an over 70-hour power reserve – along with various innovative special characteristics such as the patented recentering device for the zero-resetting hammers.

Designed to provide maximum operational functionality and security, Caliber 04 is manufactured using a high-tech production-chain system revolutionizing traditional movement assembly processes. Breitling thereby guarantees the authentic reliability of its “instruments for professionals” on a large scale. As is the case for all the brand’s movements, this highperformance “engine” is chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), the highest token of precision.

The new Chronomat GMT is based on the powerful, unique and quintessential design of Breitling’s leading model, with its imposing steel case featuring ultra-sturdy construction and water-resistant to 500 meters (1,650 ft), as well as its unidirectional rotating bezel engraved with exclusive numerals. However, its dial available in six colors with tone-on-tone or contrasting totalizers has been redesigned to give it a personality all its own. The applied hour-markers are fitted with highly original bases, inspired by Roman numerals.

This refined detail accentuates the square shape of the central gridwork-patterned central zone that stands out in subtle ways depending on how it catches the light. The triangular openworked red-tipped hand points to home time on a 24-hour graduated scale partially covered by the inner bezel – thereby giving the dial even more life and depth by playing on the third dimension. The home-time hands and hour-markers are enhanced by a luminescent coating guaranteeing excellent readability by day and night.

Entirely made in Switzerland and treated to extremely meticulous finishing, the Chronomat GMT may be teamed with a choice of various straps and bracelets offering a variety of styles and uses: the classic touch of Barenia or crocodile leather, the sporty spirit of rubber straps, and the sturdy masculine nature of the steel Pilot bracelet. A whole world of elegance and performance for the authentic travel chronograph.

The new Chronomat GMT is equipped with two central hour hands. The first matches the minute hand and runs over a 12-hour scale, while the second is tipped with a red triangle and runs in 24-hour mode. When the user is in his home country, the two hour hands move in a perfectly synchronized manner.

To adjust the 12-hour hand to local time, the user simply pulls the crown out to position 2 and turns it in either direction by the number of notches corresponding to the number of hours composing the time difference. The date display is indexed to this 12-hour hand and changes automatically if required, both backwards or forwards.

The red-tipped hand keeps track of home time on a 24-hour basis, thus enabling one to distinguish between day and night and avoiding the risk of waking family members, friends or business contacts by phoning them when they are sound asleep. And if the traveler makes stopovers in several different timezones, he need only repeat the same operation on each occasion and then, upon returning home, reset the two hands to the same time.

Century BALLERINA Precious Elegance

Delicate, subtle, intensely romantic: the BALLERINA watch is inspired by the enchanting world of dance, the poetry of movement, the desire to please; in other words, by the magic of life.

Firstly, there is the shape of the case, like the jeweller’s pear cut, favoured by dancers, glistening with all the stars of a gala performance. Robed in a CENTURY sapphire with 50 facets, hand-cut and polished by master craftsmen in the CENTURY workshops, its gracious lines immediately identify it as the leading lady in the PRECIOUS ELEGANCE collection of exceptional jewellery watches.

A true starlet of the watch world, the BALLERINA is dressed in all its finery: its petite, beautifully poised shape, the athletic suppleness of its links underlined by the sparkle of its snow-set diamonds, their off-centre arrangement considered down to the last millimetre. This unique character is embodied in the dial of this new time-piece, its most beautiful face. The palladium glow of the CENTURY sapphire creates an exquisite harmony of proportion and light as a backdrop to the ultimate female desire: 41 diamonds delicately placed one by one to compose an incomparable, dazzling display on the wrist.

Romantic in the extreme, feminine in every detail, the BALLERINA also has a choice of robe. Stunning mounted on either its alligator or satin strap, the bracelet serves as the ultimate coquettish accessory, matching the colour of its dress to that of its body. It is a performance that is flirtatious and playful, elegant and sophisticated, the triumph of a femininity that is self-confident but not arrogant, intensely in love and exquisitely liberated, like the most beautiful women of today.

Technical data:
Ref. 718.2.F.P30.76.CJK
18 ct. white gold case set with 86 diamonds (0.280 ct.). CENTURY sapphire with 50 facets cut and polished by hand. Quartz movement. Satin strap.

Century KARISMA Precious Elegance

With a subtle structure of delicate curves echoing the lines of the case, the KARISMA is a precious interpretation of all the facets of femininity.

Who could resist this jewelled treasure? Its shape is a perfect ellipse, a ring of white or red gold set with diamonds and illuminated by a CENTURY sapphire case, cut and polished entirely by hand.

The name of this exceptional timepiece – Swedish for “charisma” – evokes both roundness and rigour, matt and transparency, the purity of Scandinavian landscapes and the magic of the Orient. CENTURY turns this poetry into a technical feat: all the skills of its master craftsmen can be found in the case with its white mother-of-pearl dial, endowing it with the dazzling KARISMA aura and making it a worthy addition to the PRECIOUS ELEGANCE collection.

The KARISMA line is dedicated to moments of perfection, and so the CENTURY sapphire, in shades of either red gold or palladium, perfectly matches the tone of the case and the strap, in a choice of alligator or satin. The couture style is taken to its limit here in the dial set with 12 diamonds, and in the version with its oversized Arabic numerals at 3 and 9 o’clock. With KARISMA, every moment is a celebration of the magic of time.

Technical data:
Ref. 318.2.F.A12.76.CHK
Model in 18 ct. red gold set with 57 diamonds (0.315 ct.). CENTURY sapphire with 62 facets cut and polished by hand. Natural mother-of-pearl dial. Quartz movement. Alligator strap.

Century SCALA Precious Elegance

The elegant and refined SCALA takes centre stage on the wrist and proclaims itself the new diva among evening watches.

SCALA borrows all the magic of the opera house, from the deep red of the velvet curtains to the sumptuous décor, and is the ideal companion for a prestigious gala performance. A newcomer in the PRECIOUS ELEGANCE collection of exceptional CENTURY jewellery watches, SCALA’s many attributes ensure it dazzles at the most exclusive events. Small and light, SCALA has the agility of a prima ballerina and the presence of a leading lady, offering a show-stopping combination of vintage touches, ultra modern styling and exquisite femininity.

Sensual yet highly architectural, this timepiece has been designed with the utmost attention to detail. Inspired by the princess cut diamond, the case is formed of CENTURY sapphire, an exceptional material whose secrets are closely guarded in our workshops, with 16 facets that each creates its own display of reflected light that shimmers around the mother-of-pearl dial. The diamonds emphasise the curves of the case and play their own part in this flamboyant concerto, by contributing to the rigorous, strong lines and evoking both the finest elements of Art Deco design, and the gold décor of La Scala in Milan and the Palais Garnier in Paris.

Set with 37 diamonds, SCALA can perform a costume change too: this spectacular wristwatch is available in either white gold or red gold. A particularly sophisticated design detail is the way in which the tone of the CENTURY sapphire matches the colour of the precious metal.

Technical data:
Ref. 912.7.F.12.66.WU / 912.2.F.12.76.RU
Model in 18 ct. white or red gold set with 37 diamonds (0.171 ct.). CENTURY sapphire with 16 facets cut and polished by hand. Natural mother-of-pearl dial. Quartz movement. Bracelet in 18 ct. white or red gold.

Century Elegance Contemporary Timepiece

Beauty, purity, simplicity: with its new ELEGANCE watch collection, CENTURY has found a new way of celebrating feminine perfection.

The latest addition to the line of CONTEMPORARY TIMEPIECES, ELEGANCE offers all the hallmarks of modern chic style. The round case, stylised hour-markers and deliberately clean lines contribute to its contemporary good looks: every detail of this new watch has been conceived to bring an air of distinction to everyday life.

The sparkle of steel, a favoured material, echoes the pearly shimmer of the black or white dial. The subtle contrast is magnified by the reflections of the 48 facets of the CENTURY sapphire, which has been cut and polished entirely by hand. This jewel, with its unique clarity, is the hallmark of CENTURY timepieces, symbolising their values: the taste for perfection, the sense of excellence, the pleasure of each moment. For romantic tête-à-têtes and special occasions, the 23mm version is the essential precious jewelled accessory for the woman who loves to shine.

Designed to suit every occasion, from the most passionate secrets to the most challenging situations, the wristwatches in the ELEGANCE collection are decorated with six diamonds and are mounted on a choice of steel bracelet or alligator strap.

Technical data:
Ref. 648.7.S.N1B.12.SF
Steel case set with 6 diamonds (0.029 ct.). CENTURY sapphire with 48 facets cut and polished by hand. Natural mother-of-pearl dial. Quartz movement. Steel bracelet.

Century Couture Contemporary Timepiece

A jewel worn on the wrist, a treasure designed to measure time: with COUTURE, Swiss watch brand CENTURY transforms the most exquisite horological dreams into reality.

Pure, perfectly elegant, essentially precious: with COUTURE, CENTURY has created a new way of experiencing time. A celebration in translucent monochrome with clean lines, dedicated to the magic of light and the pleasure of every moment.

Part of the CONTEMPORARY TIMEPIECE collection of CENTURY’s most modern designs, COUTURE is an elegantly feminine watch, whose shape is inspired by a real legend in jewellery: the solitaire. Innovatively combining the spirit of the most precious of stones with contemporary watchmaking and CENTURY’s technical expertise, COUTURE is framed by a CENTURY sapphire, hand-cut and polished by our master craftsmen.

Its palladium shade delicately complements the bracelet. This Milanese mesh design demands the greatest skill and precision, and was first developed by Italian goldsmiths during the Renaissance and Baroque eras, who mastered the numerous techniques required to weave the strands of metal and articulate each of the links. The result is an exceptionally supple bracelet that is supremely comfortable on the wrist.

A timepiece with a new look, COUTURE’s 32 facets form a perfect harmonious composition, in a spiritual reference to the brilliant cut and to the ultimate luxury of a fine jewellery bracelet.

Technical characteristics:
Ref. 832.7.S.20.12.SML
Steel case. CENTURY sapphire with 32 facets cut and polished by hand. Mirrored dial. Quartz movement. Steel Milanese mesh bracelet.

Century Elegance Chronograph GMT

For the man of today, Swiss watch brand CENTURY offers the ELEGANCE CHRONOGRAPH GMT, a truly exceptional watch in the ESQUIRE collection for men. With this timepiece, framed by a generously proportioned 44mm steel case, contemporary nomads can cross all borders, from work to pleasure, success to escape, concentration to passion. Thanks to the COSC-certified self-winding GMT chronograph, the wearer can now keep track of two time zones at once.

This timepiece has been meticulously designed so that the proportions of the three counters are elegantly balanced. The hour-markers and raised inner dials complement the 48 facets of the CENTURY sapphire, cut and polished by hand. The sapphire’s palladium shade echoes the delicately polished mirror finish of the dial. With its impeccable classic lineage, the ELEGANCE CHRONOGRAPH GMT also offers a discreet touch of luxury in three colour versions: black, dark grey and white.

A combination of discretion and precision that will appeal to lovers of beautiful objects, the ELEGANCE CHRONOGRAPH GMT is mounted on an alligator strap with deployment clasp.

Technical data:
Ref. 648.7.D.75i.12.15D.CXM
Model in steel. CENTURY sapphire with 48 facets cut and polished by hand. Available with a black, dark grey or white dial. Self-winding mechanical movement; COSC-certified chronometer. Alligator leather strap with deployment clasp.

Century Prime Time Egos Chronograph Day & Date

A watch with an iconic shape mounted on a new bracelet: with the PRIME TIME EGOS CHRONOGRAPH DAY & DATE, CENTURY has achieved the ultimate fusion of horological aesthetics and technical expertise.

Part of the ESQUIRE collection for men,the Century Prime Time Egos Chronograph Day & Date has a COSC-certified self-winding mechanical movement with 48-hour power reserve, and instantly catches the eye with its powerful, sophisticated looks. The straight edges of the dodecagonal case crowned with a CENTURY sapphire, cut and polished by hand, contrast with the curves of the three chronograph counters surrounded by the tachymeter indicator. The day and date aperture, offset at 3 o’clock, balances the layout of this subtle and meticulously conceived watch, which has been crafted by experts in brand's Swiss workshops.

For the first time, this timepiece is presented on a Milanese mesh bracelet. Woven in a metal thread, this new bracelet represents the pinnacle of watch- and jewellery-making techniques. With its origins in Antiquity, this complex process requires many stages to complete, including weaving, cutting, compression and polishing, and was first perfected by Renaissance goldsmiths working in the Lombardy capital. Milanese mesh is prized for its robust yet flexible qualities, as well as its unrivalled feel on the wrist. Light reflects off each link as the bracelet moves, creating a delicate interplay with the palladium shade of the CENTURY sapphire.

PRIME TIME EGOS CHRONOGRAPH DAY & DATE is water resistant to 100m and comes with a choice of white, slate or black dial.

Ref. 606.7.D.55D.12.SM
Model in steel. Dodecagonal CENTURY sapphire with 12 facets, cut and polished by hand. Available with a white, slate or black dial. Self-winding mechanical movement; COSC-certified chronometer. Steel Milanese mesh bracelet.

Breguet Classique 7337 Pink Gold

This year, building on the success enjoyed by the Classique 7337 at the time of its launch in 2009, the Manufacture Breguet is now offering a pink gold version.

Featuring a pure style directly inspired by the first timepieces by A.-L. Breguet which may be admired in the museums of the Breguet boutiques on Place Vendôme in Paris and on the Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich, this watch perfectly embodies the intrinsic brand values of elegance, refinement, timelessness and technical innovation. Embodying the quintessence of the Classique collection by Breguet upon which time has no hold, the 7337 indicates the day of the week, the date, as well as the age and phases of the moon.
An off-centred chapter ring typical of the Breguet style and a small seconds subdial at 5 o’clock lend the customary asymmetrical touch to the model. Like the antique watch N° 3833, the day of the week and the date frame the phases and age of the moon, which appear at the top of the off-centred chapter ring. A 39mm case with sapphire crystal back houses the famous Breguet ultra-thin Calibre 502, fitted with an additional platform and a silicon balance-spring.

Echoing the famous brand attributes with its hand-guilloché dial, its “moon” tip Breguet hands, its caseband underscored with a finely fluted motif and its welded lugs, this watch testifies to the constant quest for excellence and exclusivity characteristic of all Breguet creations.

Technical details
Ref. 7337BR/1 e/9V6

Case: round, in 18K pink gold with finely fluted caseband. Rounded horns welded to the case, screw pins securing the strap. Diameter: 39 mm. Sapphire-crystal caseback. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters).

Dial: in silvered 18K gold, hand-engraved on a rose engine. Individually numbered and signed Breguet. Chapter ring with Roman numerals off-centered at 6 o'clock, engine-turned in a cross-weave basket pattern. Open-tipped Breguet hands in blued steel. Age and phases of the moon at 12 o'clock. Date at 2 o'clock. Day of the week at 10 o'clock. Running seconds at 5 o'clock.

Movement: self-winding mechanical movement. Individually numbered and signed Breguet. 12 lines. 35 jewels. Cal.502.3 QSE1. 45-hour power reserve. 18K gold rotor, hand-engraved on a rose engine. 3 Hz Breguet balance wheel with load screws. Adjusted in 6 positions.

Also available in 18Kyellow and white gold.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Glycine Airman SST Chronograph

Swiss watch brand Glycine unveils the Airman SST Chronograph, the 24th generation of its Airman family of watch collections. It is based on the legendary original model which was launched in 1968.

In 1968, this was Glycine's first chronograph − at that time the watch company from Biel/Bienne had only produced about 100 pieces of this special version of the Airman SST. Today it is a desirable collector's piece.

Glycine is now reviving the Airman SST Chronograph as the 24th generation of their Airman watches – combining the exceptional beauty of the original model with today's technology. The features which make this watch so special are common to both the original and the remake − for example the 43-mm diameter steel case, the 14-sided screwed steel bezel or the typical crown to operate the 24-hour rotating bezel.

The ergonomic design of the case accommodates the ETA 7754 movement perfectly, making the watch comfortable to wear on the wrist. On the steel back, there is an engraving of the aircraft which gave its name to the watch: a Boeing Supersonic Transport (SST), which was planned to be the first supersonic plane but was never built. This Airman watch is affectionately known as "Pumpkin" due to the fact that the typical version has a black dial and orange 24-hour rotating bezel. Glycine produces a 24-hour watch with two time zones for purists. The GMT version with 12-hour display shows three time zones.

Included with the purchase of the watch is the book "Glycine Airman – a 24 hour timeline of flight", which is an account of the story behind the Airman watch. All 23 previous generations of the Airman SST Chronograph are presented here, including the first Airman by Glycine dating back to 1953, the Airman Quartz from the 1970s, the oversized Airman 7 with three independent movements (2002) or the Airman Double 24 from 2009.

Technical details
Model: Airman SST Chronograph, reference 3902
• ETA movement 7754 with complete chronograph function
• Stainless steel case, 43-mm diameter
• Domed sapphire glass
• 24-hour watch with two time zones
• GMT version with three time zones
• Two dial versions: black, graded blue
• Leather strap
• Water resistant to 100 m
• Reference price: 4,000 Swiss Francs

Breitling for Bentley : Bentley Barnato & Bentley Barnato Racing Chronograph

Breitling for Bentley introduces two new timepieces dedicated to Joel Woolf Barnato (1895-1948), one of the most famous of the Bentley boys, who was also the first driver to win three consecutive editions of the Le Mans 24 hours (1928, 1929 and 1930.

The two exceptional champions, the Bentley Barnato and the Bentley Barnato racing chronographs are distinguished by their peerless performances and their resolutely out of the ordinary design. They feature ultra-sporty dials, including one with a highly original disc-type totalizer system. The understated and powerful case is topped with a broad bezel bearing a raised knurled motif inspired by Bentley control buttons. Equipped with transparent sapphire crystal casebacks, these top-class instruments reveal a truly unique vision through the reverse side, in the shape of an oscillating weight evoking the wheel rims of the new Bentley continental GT.

In terms of motorisation, they certainly have what it takes to win the race towards precision and endurance, thanks to a movement certified by the Swiss Official chronometer testing Institute (COSC), along with a “30-second chronograph” system that is unique in the world.

Incredible Bentley Boys
In 1923, Walter Owen Bentley sent one of his speed machines to take part in the first edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours. In 1924, the British firm created a sensation by winning the race with a Bentley 3 Litres – a feat that it accomplished four more times, in 1927, 1928, 1929 and 1930, the two latter victories being earned in a Speed 6. This was the era of the legendary Bentley Boys: Benjafield, Birkin, Davis, Rubin, Kidston and above all Barnato, the most famous of them all, a multi-millionaire diamond merchant. Gifted sportsmen, authentic amateurs, often fabulously wealthy and irresistible charmers, the Bentley Boys raced first and foremost for honour, fired by a taste for challenges. Dedicated as much to partying as to winning, they were to leave an indelible imprint on the Bentley spirit: an unmistakable blend of performance and luxury. In 2003, Bentley revived its glorious sporting past by sweeping the first two places in the Le Mans 24 Hours ranking.

Resolutely Bentley in terms of its design, the Bentley Barnato associates a generously sized case with fixed bezel featuring a knurled raised motif and red-rimmed sports counters – just like on the dashboards of the finest sports cars from the British carmaker. Totally Breitling from a technical standpoint, it combines a selfwinding chronograph movement chronometer-certified by the COSC with an ultra-efficient and ultra-legible “30-second chronograph” system. Its originality extends to the reverse side fitted with a transparent back serving like an open car bonnet to reveal a wheel-rim shaped oscillating weight.

Available with a black or silver dial enhanced by applied hour-markers and tone-on-tone counters with a refined spiral motif, the Bentley Barnato comes in steel as well as in a 500-piece red gold limited edition. It can be teamed with a leather, crocodile leather or rubber strap, or with the particularly sturdy and comfortable Speed bracelet.

Technical details
  • Movement: Calibre 25B, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, selfwinding, high frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 38 jewels. 1/8th of a second chronograph, 30-second,
  • 15-minute and 6-hour totalizers. Calendar.
  • Case: Steel or 18K red gold (500-piece limited edition). Water-resistant to 100 m. Screw-locked crown. Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides. Transparent sapphire crystal caseback. Diameter: 49 mm.
  • Dials: Royal Ebony, Silver Storm.
  • Straps/Bracelet: Barenia leather, crocodile leather, rubber/Speed.
The Bentley Barnato Racing special series features a spectacular design that makes it the most original of all Breitling for Bentley chronographs. The pointer-type counters are replaced by a highly original disc-type counters system displaying the hours and minutes of the measured time by means of two red triangles. The openworked shape of the silver-toned discs is reminiscent of the steering wheels on the famous Bentley models that won the Le Mans 24 Hours race five times between 1924 and 1930 – thanks to Barnato and the other Bentley Boys.

The “30-second chronograph” serves to measure the best laps to the nearest 1/8th of a second. The oscillating weight inspired by the wheel rims on the new Continental GT provides a maximum of energy to the COSC chronometer-certified movement. Carved in steel for the standard version, the Bentley Barnato Racing takes on an even more exclusive aura in a 500-piece red gold limited edition.

Technical details
  • Movement: Calibre 25B, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, selfwinding, high frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 38 jewels. 1/8 th of a second chronograph, pointer-type 30-second totalizer and disc-type 15-minute and 6-hour totalizers. Calendar.
  • Case: Steel or 18K red gold (500-piece limited edition). Water-resistant to 100 m. Screw-locked crown. Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides. Transparent sapphire crystal caseback. Diameter: 49 mm.
  • Dials: Royal Ebony, Silver Storm.
  • Straps/Bracelet: Barenia leather, crocodile leather, rubber/Speed.
An exclusive “30-second chronograph” system
Inspired by a patent filed by the founder’s son Gaston Breitling in 1926, the ingenious principle of the “30-second chronograph” is distinguished by its central hand sweeping around the dial in half a minute instead of the customary 60 seconds. This original layout provides readings of the measured times accurate to within 1/8th of a second.

Cecil Purnell La Grande Date

Cecill Purnell is a unique Swiss watch brand that totally devotes it’s know how and mastery to create exclusive tourbillon complications. This year, the world renowned tourbillon specialist brand unveils a new tourbillon model featuring big date function. Equipped with the all new caliber CP3988, this novelty timepiece is developed and realised in its new atelier located at Plan Les Quates in Geneva.

Cecill Purnell always remains true to its message of quality based on its 3 philosophy pillars: Know-how, Independence and commitment towards to the true values of Haute Horlogerie . The new Caliber CP3988 extends the horizons of the brand and demonstrates once again the qualities of Cecil purnell in terms of conception and realization. The new caliber is integrated in a new CP47 case, available in white or rose gold.
The construction allows for an optimal use of the big date with out drowning out the case, demonstrating that technical and design elements can be fused in perfect harmony. The case maintains anti reflective sapphire crystals and uniquely designed screws on the case back.

Technical details
Caliber CP3988, Tourbillon with large date
Winding: manual
Large date display mechanism situated at 11'o clock
Date is adjustable by a pusher on the crown
Manual winding
60 hour power reserve
21,600 vibrations / hour
19 jewels
Tourbillon cage (13mm) set between two bridges

Hours, minutes and large date

Round, 18K white or pink gold
Anti-reflective double sapphire crystals
Back secured with 18K white or pink gold screws
Water-resistant to 50 m / 5 ATM

Applied hour markers with suspended tips
Tourbillon at 6 o'clock
Large date window at 11 o'clock

Black leather with 18K white or pink gold buckle

DeWitt Golden Afternoon Collection

The Pre-Raphaelites of 19th century Victorian England were considered as the pioneers of first avant-garde movement in art. Their beautiful celebration of Woman, Romanticism and Symbolic Nature now inspires DeWitt's new timepiece collection for women.

With the Golden Afternoon collection, Swiss watchmaker DeWitt has tried to poetically and artistically retrace the different stages in the life of a woman and her changing perceptions of the world around her. With great lightness and a touch of fantasy, the Golden Afternoon collection offers a set of mirrors to the minds and hearts of women.
The dial of the Golden Afternoon is a delicate mother of pearl garden with a gentle breeze blowing across its colourful beds of flowers. Of different dimensions and tonalities, the flowers pour out of the centre and are dispatched poetically across the dial.

In the background, a mother of pearl sky with discrete puffy clouds mingles with a dozen water lily diamonds to form a painting in which reflection is reality. The slightly “out of focus” effect reminds us of Julia Margaret Cameron’s photographic style, exceptionally powerful and evocative. The hours and minutes hands are refined little sculptures of angel wings, whereas the seconds hand, thin and elegant, is topped with a little flame. On the lower left part of the dial, a small DeWitt logo gently floats across the sky.
The Golden Afternoon is a purely feminine 39 mm timepiece housing an automatic calibre with 42 hours power reserve. A classical feature of most DeWitt watches, the imperial columns were redesigned for the Golden Afternoon collection and illustrate feminine finesse. They can also be seen as twelve little doors opening up onto a beautiful garden, just as the many doors that Alice faced down in the Rabbit hole.
The bezel is decorated with 84 brilliant-cut diamonds (~ 1.02 Cts) regularly positioned by groups of seven between each column. The delicate central wristband “attaches” are set with another 48 brilliant-cut diamonds (~ 0.34 Cts). As for the crown, it was also redesigned into softer shapes and is decorated with a blue sapphire or a ruby cabochon. A golden pin buckle, polished and with a fine engraving of the DeWitt logo provides additional finesse to the finishing.
Models: DeWitt Golden Afternoon Collection
Rose Gold & Chocolate Mother Of Pearl (Ref: Nl.LS.53.L002): A very joyful and colourful combination of tonalities, with chocolate mother of pearl sky, salmon and white mother of pearl flowers. Fresh colours and pure feminity with 146 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total of ~ 1,404 carats.

White Gold & White Mother Of Pearl (Ref: Nl.LS.48.L003): A very bright and clean face, full of purity and innocence on which salmon and white mother of pearl flowers compose a balanced floral arrangement. 146 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total of ~ 1,404 carats.

White Gold & Black Mother Of Pearl (Ref: Nl.MS.48.L004): This slightly more mature combination of tonalities presents a very interesting contrast of white gold and black mother of pearl. It reminds us of Rossetti’s “Day dream” (1880) painting, a celebration of controlled female sensuality, blending beauty and mystery. The woman depicted is not a passive beauty, but a powerful beauty, full of intensity. The flowers on the dial are of black and salmon mother of pearl.This version of the Golden Afternoon is additionally set with four rubies on the dial and 152 brilliant-cut diamonds on the side of the case (~ 0.81 Cts). The crown is also finely decorated with 24 brilliant-cut diamonds of three different diameters (~ 0.07 Cts). This declination therefore displays a total 322 diamonds (~ 2,34 Cts).

Technical details
Movement: Self-winding
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Power reserve: 42 hours
Rotor: DeWitt’s design
Vibrations: 28’800 A/h
Balance: 3-armed, made in Glucydur
Balance-spring: Flat
Escapement: 510 angle of lift
Jewelling: 21 jewels

Soft setting (rose gold): NL.LS.53.L002 (ETA 2892)
Soft setting (white gold): NL.LS.48.L003 (ETA 2892)
Medium setting (white gold): NL.MS.48.L004 (ETA 2892)
Full setting (white gold): NL.FS.48.L001 (ETA 2892)

Round-shaped, adorned with slender feminine imperial columns on the flanks
Material: 18-carat white or rose gold
Diameter: 39 mm
Total thickness: 9,28 mm
Crown: 18-carat white or rose gold polished crown adorned with a blue sapphire or a ruby cabochon
Case back: Engraved and secured with screws
Water-resistance: 30 meters

Mother of pearl background sky with mother of pearl flowers of different sizes and tonalities pouring out of the centre and dispatched across the dial.

Hours and Minutes: refined little sculptures in the shape of angel wings.
Seconds: thin and elegant and topped with a small flame.

Alligator leather or satin in different colour tonalities
Buckle: 18-carat white or rose gold pin buckle, polished and engraved with the DeWitt logo.

About Pre-Raphaelites
It was in the mid-XIXth century Victorian England, a group of English painters, poets and critics, known as the Pre-Raphaelites, formed a brotherhood celebrating woman, romanticism and symbolic nature. Dissatisfied with what was taught and exhibited at the Royal Academy, they wanted to return to a more direct and honest artistic expression, with abundant details, intense colours and complex compositions.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti was one of the driving forces behind this circle of artists and wished to reinforce the links between romantic poetry and art. Rossetti’s emphasis was on brilliance of colour and the women he portrayed often symbolized the creative power of Nature. ‘The Daydream’ (1880) is a celebration of controlled female sensuality, blending feminine beauty and mystery. The woman is not a passive beauty, but a powerful beauty, full of intensity.

Another artist that was greatly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites was Julia Margaret Cameron, rightly recognised as one of the most influential figures from the early days of portrait photography and that became known for her portraits of celebrities of the time. In her photography, Cameron strove to capture beauty and had the amazing gift of always ‘arresting’ the personalities of her subjects, achieving to depict their emotional state in her photos.

She rapidly developed her unique style of photographic portraiture, slightly out of focus and deliberately gauzy, in order to emphasise the emotional dimension of her subjects in an often highly allegorical way. The gentle melancholy of her portraits is irresistible, and for many remains unsurpassed even to this day in the world of photography. Her associations with artists from the Pre-Raphaelite school brought her to meet Charles Dodgson, another passionate photographer of the time and better known under the name of Lewis Carroll. Dodgson had often used Alice Liddell (the inspiration for his Alice stories) as a child portrait subject for his photographs.

Later, Cameron also recognised in Alice the perfect Pre-Raphaelite model and used her in her photographic allegory of Alethea, the Greek goddess of truth. Julia Margaret Cameron had a truly artistic approach to photography in which she followed her own instincts, freed from all Victorian rules and conventions.

Casio G-SHOCK G-9300

Casio introduces a new shock-resistant model in its G-SHOCK MUDMAN line of dust-resistant, mud-resistant watches. Equipped with magnetic and temperature sensors, the new G-9300 displays both compass bearing and temperature.

Since the release of the original G-SHOCK watch in 1983, the brand has continued to evolve, with advanced functions, construction and design all based on outstanding shock resistance. As part of its “Master of G” series of watches designed for use in harsh environments, Casio has developed the high-pressure water-resistant FROGMAN, the mud-resistant MUDMAN, the rust-resistant GULFMAN, and the high-altitude-ready RISEMAN. These watches have been well received for further increasing the toughness of the G-SHOCK brand.

The new G-9300 is a solar-powered, shock-resistant G-SHOCK MUDMAN. It boasts resin-covered buttons and construction that helps to keep dust and mud out of the watch, developed for use in harsh environment like deserts and jungles. The watch is intended, in particular, to provide the reliability and functionality needed for several-day rally racing through a desert region.

With one press of the large button at the 3 o’clock position, the user can get a compass bearing, no matter what functional mode the watch may be in. In an environment like the desert where there are few landmarks, the G-9300 allows the user to immediately confirm orientation. In addition, a circular LCD indicator at the 10 o’clock position provides a graphic compass.

When bivouacking between rally stages, the G-9300 can show the dramatic temperature changes between day and night that occur in the extreme environmental conditions of the desert. There is also an indicator at the 9 o’clock position that displays a graphic of the moon phases. This makes it possible to determine how bright the moon will be for activities come nightfall. Casio’s Tough Solar power system for charging by daylight further adds to the reliability of this watch as a high-performance instrument.

Naturally, the G-9300 also provides a 1/100-second stopwatch that runs up to 1000 hours, an indispensable function for rally racing. Even while measuring elapsed time over long periods, this highly practical watch can still determine compass bearing and measure temperature.

With the new G-9300, Casio has combined its proprietary design technologies for toughness with its unique electronic technologies for sensor operation and digital display. The result is a tough watch that offers clearly superior performance and a high level of reliability even under the most challenging conditions.

Technical details
Construction: Shock-resistant; mud-resistant
Water Resistance: 20 Bar

- Digital Compass: Measures and displays direction as one of 16 points; measuring range: 0° to 359°; measuring unit: 1°; 20 seconds continuous measurement; graphic direction pointer; bearing memory; magnetic declination correction; bidirectional calibration and northerly calibration function

- Thermometer: Measuring range: -10 to 60°C (14 to 140°F); measuring unit: 0.1°C (0.2°F)
- Moon Data: Moon age of the input data; moon phase graph

- World Time: 48 cities (31 time zones; daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time
- Stopwatch: 1/100-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 999:59’59.99”; elapsed time; split time; 1st - 2nd place times

- Countdown Timer: Measuring unit: 1 second; input range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
- Alarm: 5 independent daily alarms (of which 1 snooze alarm); hourly time signal

-Other Functions
Full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; electro-luminescent backlight (full auto EL light with afterglow); selectable illumination duration: 1.5 / 3.0 second

Accuracy at Normal Temperature: ±15 seconds per month
Power Source: Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous Operation: About 23 months with the power-saving function ON after full charge.

Size of Case: 53.0 × 50.8 × 18.2 mm
Total Weight: 68.5 g

Grönefeld "One Hertz Dune" Red Gold Limited Edition

In 2010, Dutch watchmakers Tim and Bart Grönefeld presented "One Hertz", the world's first and only production wristwatch with independent dead seconds.Its first edition, the "One Hertz 1912" was consisted of 12 limited edition timepieces featuring stainless steel case.

Following the success of One Hertz 1912 edition, Grönefeld presents "One Hertz Dune" red gold in a limited edition of 20 pieces. The One Hertz features Grönefeld's own proprietary movement and indicates hours and minutes on a sub-dial at 2 o'clock; large sub-dial for the dead seconds; power reserve indicator at 12 o'clock; and an innovative setting-winding indicator at 3 o'clock. Setting-winding is ergonomically selected by pushing the crown in rather than pulling it out.

Technical details
Model: Grönefeld "One Hertz Dune" red gold
Edition : limited edition of 20 pieces

Calibre: G-02, mechanical hand winding, independent dead seconds, power reserve Indicator and setting indicator.
Movement dimensions: 35mm x 9.4 mm
No. of parts: 285 parts
No. of jewels: 39 jewels set in gold chatons
Power reserve: 72 hours
Barrels: 2 barrels, one for the going gear train and one for the independent dead seconds mechanism. Both Barrels are wound at the same speed and in the same direction
Balance wheel: 9.12 mm free sprung variable inertia balance wheel
Balance frequency: 21’600 bph/ 3 Hz
Balance spring: Phillips terminal overcoil curve, triangle-style stud
Main Plate: Spotted rhodium plated nickel silver
Bridges: Stainless steel hand bevelled, micro-blasted, circular grain on the top, relief engraved on micro blasted surface
Gearing: two independent gear trains each with their own energy source
Dead seconds mechanism: independent mechanism, cam with 30 teeth on the going gear train on the second's wheel, escape wheel on the seconds wheel of the independent gear train, double lever with jewelled pallets.

18ct 5N rose gold, limited edition of 20 pieces, gold security screws
Polished bezel and centre band with hand-finished straight graining.
Case dimensions: 43 mm x 12.5 mm
Sapphire crystals: top domed with anti-reflective treatment both sides
Display back with anti-reflective treatment inside.
Water resistance: 3atm/30m/100 feet.
Crown: Rose gold with engraved “G" logo

Hour and minutes subdial, raised seconds sapphire subdial (transparent over the hour and minute subdial), power reserve indicator, setting-winding indicator, Grönefeld logo and model name on individual screwed down nameplates
Hands: Hours and minutes, long thin counter-poised seconds, power-reserve and setting-winding.

Strap and buckle
Hand-sewn matte black, alligator leather with rose gold engraved tang buckle to match case.

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