Saturday, August 31, 2013

Individual Design Watches - "Endless Summer" Limited Edition Watch Sets

Hawaii based time wear brand Individual Design Watches by Mark Carson unveils their new "Endless Summer" Limited Edition Watch Sets which celebrates the vibrant summertime of the island state.  This collection will be available in a special limited edition of 10 'Silver & Blue' sets and 10 'Black & Red' sets from their Ka La Series. These limited edition sets will be 'pau' (done/finished in Hawaiian).

Each set consists of a Mark Carson designed Ka La watch by Individual Design, a total of 3 straps, a spring bar tool (for changing straps), a bespoke handmade Hawaiian Koa Wood Roller ball Pen crafted by the Rainbow Pen Company to brand’s specifications and finally a superb handmade Hawaiian Koa Wood Watch/Jewellery Box created by the master woodworkers at Dellera'a Woodworks using brand’s unique interior design. The koa wood pens feature colour coordinated acrylic accents which complement their respective companion Ka La watches.
These items (valued at over $1900) are offered together in these limited editions sets for only $1250.

Silver & Blue Edition
Limited Edition of 10 Sets
Reference 10111 Ka La Watch
Tan Genuine Crocodile Strap
Blue Calfskin Leather Strap with yellow accents
Black Calfskin Leather Strap with white accents
Retail price: $1250

Black & Red Edition   
Limited Edition of 10 Sets
Reference 10122 Ka La Watch
Black Genuine Crocodile Strap
Black Calfskin Leather Strap with red accents
Red Silicone Rubber Strap
Retail price: $1250

Packaging
Strap Changing Tool (spring bar tool)
Hawaiian Koa Wood Rollerball Pen with Blue & White Acrylic Accents
Hawaiian Koa Wood Watch/Jewellery Box

Ukrainian gymnast Ganna Rizatdinova receives the Longines Prize for Elegance in Kiev

As official partner and timekeeper of the 32nd Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships 2013, Swiss luxury watch brand Longines awarded  the Longines Prize for Elegance to Ganna Rizatdinova on 30 Aug 2013 in Kiev. This prize decorates the athlete having demonstrated the most remarkable elegance during the all-around final of an international competition at world level.
In gymnastics, the challenge of movement not only demands flawless execution, but also intangible grace, beauty and harmony known as “elegance”. At the 32nd Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, all participants in the individual all-around finals held on Friday August 30thin Kiev were nominated for the Longines Prize for Elegance. The athletes under consideration for the prize are evaluated according to a number of complementary criteria. In addition to technical considerations, each athlete’s performance is judged with respect to emotional appeal, beauty, charm as well as grace and harmony of movement. Clearly, each juror interprets these criteria individually.
In Kiev, the jury of the Longines Prize for Elegance brought together Prof. Bruno Grandi, President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), former Ukrainian gymnast, and double winner of the Prize for Elegance (2007, 2009), Anna Bessonova, Vladimir Dekanenko, General Director of JV Deka and Walter von Känel, President of Longines. The jury’s individual assessments were combined to form a collective judgment reflecting a perceptive and balanced evaluation of the athletes’ performances. Ganna Rizatdinova impressed the whole jury showing prodigious elegance and perfect coordination throughout the all-around final; she also won the silver medal.

Set up in 1997, the Longines Prize for Elegance is presented in the form of a trophy created especially for Longines by the Swiss artist Jean-Pierre Gerber. In addition, the proud winner Ganna Rizatdinova received a cheque for US$ 5,000 and the official watch of the 32nd Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, a Longines DolceVita model in steel with diamonds, a timepiece that perfectly represents the contemporary elegance of Longines.

ORIS Builds a Mega-Billboard of its Aquis Depth Gauge Timepiece in Bangkok, Thailand

In support of the Aquis Depth Gauge launch, Swiss watch manufacturer Oris commissioned the biggest ever, outdoor watch advertisement in Thailand. It is the biggest ever, outdoor watch advertisement in Bangkok with nearly 2,000 square meters.
With two times a height of 81 metres and a width of 12metres, measuring an impressive 1,944 square metres, the attention grabbing Oris Depth Gauge Building Wrap was unveiled this summer after only one week of production time. Positioned in a prime, central Bangkok location and in view of over 90,000 cars per day, this eye-catching mega-billboard will be seen by an estimated 16 million drivers over its six-month lifespan.
Introduced in 2013, the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge dive watch marked a technical breakthrough in depth measurement with its patented innovations and boasts a water resistance of 500 meters.

Friday, August 30, 2013

SWAROVSKI - Spring/Summer 2013 Collection - Tropical Paradise

SWAROVSKI's Spring/Summer 2013 Collection, the Tropical Paradise reflects the optimism of Latin American countries , turning away from the melancholy that prevails in Europe. Signature Swarovski techniques such as Pointiage®, faceting, and the pavé settingh, are evident throughout the collection which is further enhanced using combinations  of new materials such as leather, chains in different metals, resin, and scoubidou or cotton cords.

An array of vibrant colours conveys the festive spirit of Tropical Paradise. Various shades of green evoke the lush vegetation of a tropical forest. Fuchsia conjures up the sensuality of the orchid, which embodies the iconic element of this collection while turquoise tones symbolize the clear waters of the seas of Acapulco.

Crystal appears in combination with generously sized settings, proclaiming extravagance. It also lends itself to metamorphoses, taking form of exotic insects, birds of paradise, and palm trees. Beetles appear beside dragonflies and pink flamingos. Taking on a more eclectic design are skulls and chilli pepper charms, as well as crystals, bringing the best portents for summer 2013.

The Tropical Paradise collection is inspired by the diversity and exuberance of South America from the celebratory atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro’s legendary carnival to the authentic and natural universe of the Amazon rainforest. The flamboyant colours of the rich flora and fauna are an undeniable source of inspiration.  These intriguing surroundings accompanied by the heritage and mystic of Inca civilizations and architectural beauty of lost cities, paint a perfect backdrop for the Spring/Summer 2013 collection. The journey ends on the other side of the continent in Acapulco, the kingdom of glamour and jubilation.

The signature piece in the collection is the oversized Tangara bib necklace. Entirely handmade, it is created from a tropical kaleidoscope of geometric crystals which is beautifully faceted and features the exclusive Pointiage® technique. Its sophisticated construction recalls the architecture of a lost city. Its colours, fuchsia and lagoon blue, punctuated with purple and white, recall that of a rare bird of paradise or an exotic flower.
TANGARA Necklace - Bib necklace in crystal with a gradation of tropical colors. Centerpiece is embellished with  crystal Pointiage® and metallic epoxy. Rhodium-plated gourmette chain.
The enchanting and luxurious Translucent pendant in the shape of a beetle, symbolizes power and fertility in South America, and resembles a talisman of an Amazonian tribe. The body, adorned in the exclusive Pointiage® technique, harmonizes with two large faceted crystals that represent wings, shimmering with ever-changing radiance. The beetle’s horns, intricately sculpted by hand, display Swarovski’s dedication to perfection and precision. Faceted on the edges and underside, the Moonshine ring boasts the same refinement. This eye-catching piece exudes beauty and sparkles brilliantly from every angle.
MOONSHINE Ring Blue - Ring oversized in rhodium-plated with a faceted hand-cut rectangular aqua light crystal.  & TRANSLUCENT Pendant - 3D figurative beetle, gradation of colors with blue tourmaline being the predominant shade. Crafted with a mix of pavé and Pointiage® exclusive technique.
Amulets in the shape of skull, adorn the Torpedo bracelet, which is created in cotton with a crystal cup chain and colored threads. This on-trend bracelet is braided by hand, and displays a Brazilian tradition of handmade bracelets.  Incredibly true to life, the Tilly dragonfly looks ready to take flight. This realism tinged with poetry is born of the virtuosity of craftsmen, masters in the art of Pointiage®. Their secret for achieving wings of such fine delicacy lies in setting glistening translucent crystal on a metallic, vein like base.
TILLY Pendant - The long pendant features two wing-shaped crystals. Delicate gold-plated filigree chain. The  body of the dragonfly sets using the Pointiage® exclusive technique.& TORPEDO Bracelet- Hand weaving of a flashy red threads linking chain and cup chain together. Turquoise skulls  and folkloric Mexican amulets in acrylic glass.
Sparkling faceted crystals paired with tiny pearl cabochons transcend Inca folklore motifs. Here the combination is transformed into an abstract flower, set on the Triumphal cuff in white or lagoon blue resin. Envisioned for a night out in Acapulco, this piece can be worn alone or in a pair.
TRIUMPHAL Cuff and Earring- Larger cuff and statement earrings with oversized studs and flower-like motif, crafted using a  variety of bezel-set crystals in different cuts and contrasting mix of acrylic glass and crystals. Available in white and blue.
A truly contemporary work of art, the Texture bib necklace brings together crystal and textiles. On the Swarovski exclusive printed leather, a stylized leaf design in shades of green, purple, fuchsia, and lagoon blue is superimposed with the density of jungle foliage.  It is thus transformed into an abstract pattern, adorned by faceted crystal embroidery and braided silver chains. This sophisticated hand crafted piece echoes the spectacular jewellery worn by tribal chiefs with macaw plumes and precious stones.
TEXTURE Necklace- Crafted bib necklace features Swarovski-exclusive seasonal print on leather embroidered with colorful crystal stones and highlighted with rhodium-plated chains.
The Trema cuff displays a stunning fusion of materials and techniques. Golden leather perfectly resembles embossed reptile skin. It is reflected in an enormous faceted crystal, set on a surface worked with the exclusive Pointiage® technique. Extravagant and stylish, this large bracelet is perfect for jet-set soirées in Ipanema. The Trema ring makes for an excellent match with its generous proportions, rounded lines, and contrast of white and clear crystals. Regarded as a Swarovski classic, it is revisited in each new collection and now evokes a mirror ball - the effect is simply stunning.
TREMA Cuff - Cuff inspired by snakeskin pattern. Mix of different crystal cuts set using the Pointiage® exclusive technique. Golden calfskin leather embossed with snakeskin pattern. & TREMA Ring - Large ring features square-shape in crystal Pointiage® for a geometric design.
The extravagance of the Tropical necklace is first seen in the multiple chains, some smaller, some larger, intertwine with each other... These are paired with crystals in numerous shapes, sizes, and colours, including an exclusive light turquoise, combining to form a striking asymmetric motif. Adorning the neck, this unusual piece provides the ultimate touch of opulence.
TROPICAL Necklace - All-around necklace inspired by tropical flower. Mix and match rhodium-plated chain. New exclusive Swarovski cut, Pleated Round, in Antique Green.
Perfectly on-trend for summer 2013, the jewellery pieces in this collection convey a chic femininity; graceful, sensual, and with a hint modernity. Tropical Paradise illustrates and highlights the skilled mixture of cultural references and contemporary influences that, combined, bear the unmistakable mark of Swarovski’s style and expertise.

Swarovski - Fall/Winter Collection 2013/14 – Secret Treasures

Possessing an expertise that has been ceaselessly honed since 1895, the brand Swarovski is synonymous with craftsmanship, precision, and innovation. From on-trend to timeless, Swarovski’s collections enhance the natural beauty of the contemporary woman, and bring out the best in her. A wide range of easy-to-wear jewellery pieces and accessories highlight her style, and add sparkle, a touch of glamour and a personal signature to her look.

For Fall/Winter 2013/14, Nathalie Colin has designed a collection named “Secret Treasures,” reminiscent of a journey. Inspired by the Silk Road, this collection is built around four legendary locations, each of which holds treasures of tradition and beauty. From China to the Himalayas and from India to Venice, “Secret Treasures” revisits emblematic elements with a skillful blend of modernity and sophistication.

Swarovski demonstrates its mastery in jewellery techniques and crystal cutting. Settings, Pointiage®, pavé work, beading and embroideries are enhanced with exclusive cut crystal stones, Crystal Mesh, and Crystal Rock that give crystal a fascinating radiance, revealing a perfect mix of heritage and innovation.

From China, Swarovski has adopted the symbolism of yin and yang, illustrated by the Stone theme. Both luxurious and streamlined, this piece features sensual curves that are given ultra shine by pavé crystal work.
Stone - Reversible pendant with one side in clear crystal pavé, the other side is in rhodium plated.
Inspired by the trimmings of Chinese costumes, the Velour line surprises with its suppleness. The microfiber base material with a black and white color gradation is embroidered with crystals, while in the center, a large faceted crystal stone takes pride of place. The matching oversized earrings are a key jewellery trend this season.  Their harmonious and feminine lines illuminate the face with a dark and captivating charm.
Velour - Pendant with large central faceted crystal stone surrounded by a metallic chain on a microfiber chain embroidered with crystal stones.
In the Himalayas, nature’s majesty can be felt. Mountains, forests, and glaciers leave a mineral imprint on creations with organic lines, of which the Vita line is a perfect example. Cut into a cabochon, the central crystal stone sees its contours highlighted by small tone-on-tone crystal stones, set by hand using the exclusive Pointiage® technique. Vita takes on frosty winter tones and lends itself to a range of looks, from the highly sophisticated to the classic.
Vita - Pendant featuring central cabochon cut crystal stone surrounded by small tone-on-tone crystal stones, set in Pointiage®technique.
An abundance of colors, silk with a thousand and one reflections, the richness of gold, and the wonder of precious stones: India’s influence leaves its ornamental and exuberant mark. By inviting the talented Shourouk to design some pieces for the collection, Nathalie Colin has initiated a new collaboration with the world of fashion. Shourouk is familiar with the company because she has used crystals on her own creations in the past, and has now designed an imposing necklace Swarovski by Shourouk, that is nonetheless flexible and mounted on cord. With its bib form embroidered with crystals, this necklace imparts sophistication to any outfit, day or night.
Swarovski by Shourouk - Necklace featuring multicolored crystals on black satin rope cord.
Venetian inspiration floats a veil of baroque mystery over these highly refined pieces, which evoke the magnificence of palaces and colors shrouded in the mist. The large Venetie cuff plays on opulence in rosegold plated metal, richly decorated with a blue crystal cabochon, pearls, and baguette-cut crystals.
Venetie- Long cuff in rose gold plating featuring a large central /9 oval cut faceted crystal stone, baguette cut and pear shaped crystals.
With interlacing chains in black PVD, the Vermeil cuff exemplifies the spectacular side of Venice and adorns the wrist with a modern lace in strong, graphic lines. In the center, a large cabochon entirely covered with hand-applied crystal stones catches the eye, while other crystal details add an elegant touch of gold.

Vermeil - Large cuff with interlaced chains in black PVD featuring a cabochon covered with hand-applied crystals
From purity to exuberance, the “Secret Treasures” collection delivers a range of offerings that allow women to mix and match their accessories, for a special occasion or an everyday look. With a winter palette, warmed by rays of sophisticated colors, the collection confirms Swarovski’s great commitment to precision, re-invention, modernity, and refinement.

Swarovski Watches - OCTEA Chrono

With its ETA chronograph mechanism, OCTEA chrono is synonymous with high precision and performance. The trademark combination of tone-on-tone crystals and rubber straps continues, and this sporty yet feminine watch is now available in an elegant dark blue colour, which creates a stunning contrast to the LumiNova®index markers on the hour and minute hands. The dial features 3 counters indicating minutes, seconds and tenths of a second and one of the counters is embellished with crystal pavé, for a feminine look.
Technical details
Case: Round stainless steel case, 40 mm in diameter set with an integrated one-way rotatable crystal bezel.
Dial: Dark blue dial with white LumiNova® index markers, 3 counters in total, one with a crystal pavé circle, Swan logo at 12 o'clock, date indicator at 4 o'clock, hour/minute hands with white LumiNova®.
Strap:   Dark blue rubber strap with 6 Dark Indigo Diamond Touch Light crystals, stainless steel ardillon buckle.
Movement: Quartz, Swiss made.
Details:  Case back with a Swanflower®engraving, water resistant to 50 meters, crown featuring a cabochon bearing the Swan logo mark, scratch-resistant, anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass.

Swarovski Watches - CRYSTALLINE

The CRYSTALLINE collection from Swarovski makes a fresh and sleek fashion statement. Glamorous and trendy, this stunning watch is a real eye-catcher. Its round 40 mm case is filled with approximately 800 finely faceted crystals, which form a refined pavé.
Two striking new watches will be available in the year 2013: a festive version that offers a warm golden glow, with a yellow-gold PVD coated stainless steel case featuring a mother-of-pearl dial, and a classic dark blue watch with a dark blue sunray-colored dial.
 Technical details 
Case: Round yellow-gold PVD coated stainless steel case or stainless steel case filled with approximately 800 clear crystals, 40 mm in diameter.
Dial: Dark blue sunray-colored or mother-of-pearl dial. Strap: Shiny gold or dark blue calfskin leather strap, yellow-gold PVD coated or stainless steel ardillon buckle.
Movement: Quartz, Swiss made.
Details: Case back with a Swanflower® engraving, water resistant to 30 m, crown located on the case back, scratch-resistant, anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass, case back electronic time setting.

Eberhard & Co. is Celebrating its Association with Gran Premio Nuvolari

The  countdown  has  started  for  one  of  the  most  hotly-anticipated  classic  car  events:  on  the  20th  of September, Piazza Sordello in Mantua will be the location of the starting line for the  23rd edition  of the Gran Premio Nuvolari, the world’s leading regularity race in terms of technical difficulty and second-ranked in number of crews and kilometres raced.
As ever the prestigious Swiss watchmaker  Eberhard & Co.will bring  its  unmistakable  style  and  elegance  as  official  timekeeper,  marking  every  precious  moment experienced  by  competitors  in  this  spectacular  event.  There  is  a  strong  and  lasting  bond  between  the brand,  which  specialises  in  the  production  of  highly  technical  timepieces,  and  the  fascinating  world  of speed  and  classic  motor  racing.  The  connection  dates  back  to  1991  when  the  watchmaker  dedicated  a special  collection  of  chronographs  to  the  greatest  driver  of  all  time,  Tazio  Nuvolari,  and  became  the Sponsor of the Gran Premio Nuvolari.

Since then it has been the event’s official timekeeper and sponsor. This  bond  with  classic  cars  has  strengthened  over  time  and  in  2010  the  company  made  an  exceptional partnership  with  the  Mantuan  scuderia  Classic team,  led  by  Corrado  Corneliani.  Classicteam Eberhard debuted at the Gran Premio Nuvolari that same year and since then it has been supported by the company in all of the most important competitions.

The winners of the GP Nuvolari will be awarded an Eberhard & Co. timepiece, and all competitors will enjoy the immeasurable pride of having participated in such a unique event. The  Gran Premio Nuvolari will also see the official presentation in Italy of the new model from the  Tazio Nuvolari  collection:  Tazio Nuvolari Vanderbilt Cup Naked.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Timepieces Shine at 70th Venice International Film Festival

From August 28th  to September  7th,  2013  on the occasion of  the  70th Venice International  Film Festival  organized by  the  Biennale di Venezia, Swiss luxury watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre announced its own dream  cast of exceptional watch-making creations and present its Jubilee collection. As a loyal sponsor of the Venetian festival, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been actively involved in all the highlights of the event, adorning the stars with its finest creations.

Feminine creations from Jaeger-LeCoultre shined on the Red Carpet of the 70th Venice International Film Festival. The Reverso Cordonnet Duetto watch made its debut on the Red Carpet as British actress Sophie Kennedy Clark.
Reverso Cordonnet Duetto watch
A Joaillerie secret watch from 1960 in white gold adorned the wrist of Italian model, actress and television presenter Eva Riccobono as she hosted the Opening Ceremony of the Festival. Orrizonti jury member and actress Golshifteh Farahani chose to wear a Rendez-Vous Celestial during day-time and a vintage golden Duoplan watch from 1933 in the evening.
Jaeger-LeCoultre La Montre Extraordinaire La Rose
Actress Sarah Gadon has chosen Jaeger-LeCoultre La Montre Extraordinaire La Rose while attending the Emergency charity.

SNYPER Watches - SNYPER ONE – M Full Sertie & SNYPER ONE – SMALL 700 Full Sertie

Swiss luxury watch brand SNYPER welcomes two diamond set timepiece models from their SNYPER ONE collection. The first model, SNYPER ONE – M Full Sertie comes in a black PVD coated Stainless steel case and adorned with 132 Black Diamonds (2, 70 ct) plus a sparkling display of 36 big Black Diamonds ( 1,70 ct ) on its black PVD coated Bezel. This black beauty also features black PVD coated screw down crown with engraved markings lacquered in red , black dial and black rubber strap with black PVD coated fine blasted stainless steel Clasp

 
SNYPER ONE – M Full Sertie
Case in stainless steel, machined from the block, fine-blasted and black PVD coated
Case set with 132 Black Diamonds (2, 70 ct)
Bezel in black PVD coated and set with 36 Big Black Diamonds (1, 70 ct)
Screw-down Crown, in black PVD coated, with target logo engraved and lacquered in white
Back-Bezel in black PVD coated, with engraved markings lacquered in red
Sapphire Glass with scratch & reflect proof treatment
Back sapphire Glass with scratch & reflect proof treatment, with dark-grey decor-metallization
Dial: coated in black, SLN white on 3, 6, 9, 12
Hands HM: black coated base, SLN white on ends
Hands in counters: grey coated base; Chronograph Hand: red with target shape in center
Black rubber Strap
Fine blasted stainless steel Clasp, black PVD coated
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Case dimensions: 10h-4h: 48 mm; 9h-3h : 53 mm
2 Fixation bars at 9 o’clock-side of the case, allowing attaching Snyper Modules
100 % Swiss Made

Price
CHF 23'490/EUR 19'575/USD 25'258 (With Regualar Sapphire Glass)
CHF 24'090/EUR 20'075/USD 25'903 (With Dark Sapphire Glass)

The second model, SNYPER – SMALL 700 Full Sertie features stainless steel case, machined with shorter lugs, polished, set with 568 White Diamonds and the stainless steel Bezel is polished and set with 132 White Diamonds. The elegant Alligator Blue-Jean Strap adds the finishing touch to this dazzling timepiece. 


SNYPER ONE – SMALL 700 Full Sertie
Case in stainless steel, machined with shorter lugs, polished, set with 568 White Diamonds TW VVS
Bezel in stainless steel, polished and set with 132White Diamonds TW VVS ( 1,05 ct )
Pushers in stainless steel, fine-blasted and polished
Screw-down Crown in stainless steel, satined with target logo engraved and lacquered in white
Back-Bezel in stainless steel, with circular brushing and engraved markings lacquered in red
Sapphire Glass with scratch & reflect proof treatment
Back sapphire Glass with scratch & reflect proof treatment, with grey decor-metallization
Dial: silver light-grey coated with SLN white on 3, 6, 9, 12
Hands HM: rhodium coated base, SLN white on ends
Hands in counters: rhodium coated base; Chronograph Hand : red with target shape in center
Alligator Blue-Jean Strap
Fine blasted stainless steel Clasp
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Case dimensions: 10h-4h: 48 mm ; 9h-3h : 53 mm
2 Fixation bars at 9 o’clock-side of the case, allowing attaching Snyper Modules
100 % Swiss Made

Price: CHF 54'000/EUR 45'000/USD 58'065


Both timepieces are equipped with Snyper F101 Chronograph movement developed by Concepto. These timepieces also equips 2 Fixation bars at 9 o’clock-side of the case, allowing attaching Snyper Modules, which offers LED and LASER functions.Recommended retail prices for the M Full Sertie & SMALL 700 Full Sertie models are CHF 23'490( CHF 24'090 for dark sapphire glass) and CHF 54'000 respectively.

Movement specifications
Round Caliber 13 ¼ Snyper F101 Chrono by Concepto
Chronograph, Self-winding by oscillating rotor or manual winding
Movement height: 7.90 mm; Overall diameter : 30.40 mm ; Case fitting diameter : 30.00 mm
Power reserve: 48 hours without chrono functioning
Frequency: 28’800 vph (4Hz)
Movement equipped with assortments version « chronometer » and incabloc
Day and Date: in windows aperture
Well finished with blue screws, rhodium decoration, circular graining and Côtes de Genève
Jewels calibre: 25 synth. Rubis / incabloc
Customized oscillating Rotor, Grey PVD coated, with target logo engraved and lacquered in red
Chrono functions: Pusher at 2H: start/stop; restart/stop; Pusher at 4H: reset to 0
Winding-Stem functions: manual winding, fast Day and Date correction, hour setting with stop second

SNYPER LASER & LED LIGHT MODULE
100 % Swiss made, machined in Stainless Steel
Fine blasted Finishing
Red Laser function, recreational use: Class 3a
White LED light function
3 batteries Type AG5 Alkaline battery 1,55V
Battery life: approx. 1.5 hours
Size: 55 x 21 x 15 mm
Compatible with all Snyper watches
Non Water-Resistant – Only splash and dust resistant
Delivered with its own black soft-touch box.

Swarovski Watches - ELIS Lady & ELIS Mini

Sparking and sophisticated, the ELIS range of watches creates an urban style and features a linear and architectural design. Captivating Crystal Mesh straps give this watch line a feminine appeal.

Both the small and large versions of the ELIS watch play the glamour card and have taken inspiration from the Swarovski jewellery and accessories collections.
Embellished with hand-set crystals at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, the white silver sunray-colored dial of the ELIS lady and the ELIS mini adds the finishing touch to these elegant and refined watches. The new ELIS mini watch sparkles in coral and the ELIS lady shines in delicate rose tones.
 Technical details
Case: Square case in stainless steel or rose-gold PVD coated stainless steel, water resistant to 30 meters.
Dial: White silver sunray-colored dial with a matt white silver-colored outer ring, applied clear crystal index markers at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, Swan logo at 12 o'clock.
Strap: The strap of the ELIS mini is in Padparadscha or Moonlight Crystal Mesh with a stainless steel magnet buckle. The strap of the ELIS lady is in Silk Diamond Touch Light Crystal Mesh with a rose-gold PVD coated stainless steel magnet buckle.
Movement: Quartz, Swiss made.
Details: Case back with a Swanflower® engraving, water resistant to 30 meters, crown featuring a cabochon bearing the Swan logo mark, scratch-resistant, anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass

Arnold & Son UTTE Asprey Special Edition

Swiss luxury watch brand Arnold & Son unveils a special limited edition of its Ultra-Thin Tourbillon Escapement (UTTE) for Asprey of London. It is pertinent to note that the two establishments share a common heritage, having been founded in London within 20 years of each other in the mid-18th century and progressing to secure a place for themselves among the most prestigious in their respective fields.

The UTTE Asprey Special Edition, whose case is made with palladium, is limited to 8 timepieces is equipped with an exclusive Arnold & Son ultra-thin mechanical movement A&S8200, one-minute flying tourbillon, hand-wound, and features silvery-white and silvery opaline hand guilloché dial.
As a tribute to their shared values, Arnold & Son has now created a special edition of its magnificent UTTE timepiece for Aspery. Over the generations, Asprey has established itself as the finest British jeweller and luxury goods house and become a name synonymous with refinement and luxury. Every product in the Asprey range draws on the most exacting craftsmanship and is made using only the finest materials. It is a grand tradition, upheld at Asprey workshops around the globe, as timeless treasures are created for an exclusive clientele.

The UTTE is a masterful demonstration of elegant design and superb technical prowess. The ultra-thin A&S8200 movement – and the ultimate UTTE watch – is the result of several years of research and development, and boasts important features and functions. In fact, when the brand embarked on the creation of an additional tourbillon, Arnold & Son’s team of watchmakers and engineers determined that the end result should possess unique features that would set it apart in the watch world: It had to be at the same time thin, boast a big and three-dimensional tourbillon cage and have a long power reserve.
Utilizing the most cutting-edge technology, Arnold & Son pushed the creative envelope to achieve this goal - thus developing an exceptional timepiece. The UTTE has a movement that is just 2.97 mm thick and a case thickness of only 8.34 mm, making the UTTE one of the thinnest tourbillion watches on the market.

Additionally, while the movement diameter is 32 mm, the tourbillon cage is a massive 14 mm in diameter – thus occupying almost half of the movement space for impressive visual appeal. To add further dramatic beauty to this already impressive watch, Arnold & Son created a totally spherical tourbillon cage – one devoid of any flat surfaces – for a magnificent three dimensional aesthetic effect. In fact, the flying tourbillon cage is not inset into the calibre, but instead rises out of the movement, through the dial, and achieves the same height as the hour and minute hands. With an eye toward every detail, and the desire for harmonious appeal, the watchmakers removed all visible screws so the spherical tourbillon cage appears beautifully balanced. The only visible screws are on the regulator. Finally, to ensure a long power reserve of at least 90 hours, the brand implemented two barrels to offer more constant force and unprecedented power reserve for an ultra-thin tourbillon.
The UTTE is part of Arnold & Son’s Instrument Collection, wherein timepieces are easily identified by their dial design, with off-center position of the hours and minutes to allow for the display of other complications without one overlapping the other. The new UTTE Asprey Special Edition follows this design aesthetic, with the spherical tourbillon occupying the lower portion of the breathtaking hand guilloché dial. The art of guilloché is an age-old handcraft that uses a rose engine to etch intricate patterns onto watch dials.
In typical Arnold & Son style, the exquisite movement is crafted in nickel-silver, and all components are hand chamfered, polished and decorated. The movement is NAC grey treated and decorated with a straight Côtes de Genève pattern for a bold, contemporary appeal. It ticks away inside a palladium case, designed with alluring timeless lines. The stepped case, which tapers from the top to the bottom, enhances this watch with an austere elegance. A black alligator leather strap secures the watch to the wearer’s wrist. As a further indication of its exclusiveness, the UTTE Asprey Special Edition is limited to just eight timepieces.

The visionary UTTE is the perfect embodiment of a tourbillon escapement – a Haute Horlogerie complication that played a crucial role in Arnold & Son’s History. An exceptional watchmaker, John Arnold was an active participant in one of the most extraordinary partnerships in the world of innovative horology. Indeed, both he and Abraham-Louis Breguet worked closely together, sharing both their knowledge and passion. Evidence of their partnership is A.-L. Breguet’s first-ever tourbillon escapement mounted in John Arnold’s No.11 movement – a watch that can be found today in London’s British Museum.

Technical details
Calibre: A&S8200 ; Exclusive Arnold & Son ultra-thin mechanical movement, one-minute flying tourbillon, hand-wound, 29 jewels, diameter 32 mm, thickness 2.97 mm, tourbillon cage diameter 14mm, power reserve over 90 h, 21’600 vibrations/h
Functions: hours, minutes, tourbillon
Movement decoration: nickel-silver movement, NAC grey treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: manually chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève, screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads. Tourbillon cage: satin-finish with chamfered and polished edges.
Dial: silvery-white and silvery opaline hand guilloché
Case: palladium, diameter 42 mm, cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides, case back see-through sapphire, water-resistant to 30 m
Strap: hand-stitched black alligator leather
Limited edition: 8 timepieces
Reference: 1UTAG.S06A.C121G

Arnold & Son TE8 Métiers d’Art I Limited Edition

Swiss luxury watch brand Arnold & Son unveils the TE8 Métiers d’Art I, the new limited edition collection inspired by the pocket watches made during the earlier part of John Arnold’s life for King George III and the royal court. Limited to only eight exclusive timepieces, the latest addition to the Arnold & Son Royal Collection is an eloquent expression of elegance and sophistication in the inimitable English style and demonstrates the brand’s traditional prowess in the classical decorative arts.
The tourbillon, one of the most elegant complications in the world of horology, has played a crucial role in Arnold & Son’s history. An exceptional watchmaker, John Arnold was an active participant in one of the most extraordinary partnerships in the world of innovative horology. Indeed, both he and A.-L. Breguet worked closely, sharing both their knowledge and passion. Evidence of their partnership is A.-L. Breguet’s first ever tourbillon mounted in John Arnold’s No. 11 movement, a watch that can be found today in London’s British Museum.

What sets Arnold & Son’s new Tourbillon TE8 aesthetically and technically apart is its unique “English” design: the barrel bridge has a ¾ wave-shape, the tourbillon and motion-work bridges are triangular, and even the wheels are shaped with a distinctive three-spoke design. This same design cue can also be found on the tourbillon cage and the barrel bridge as well.
When compared to more conventional tourbillons found today, the TE8 model is said to be “inverted”, that is to say most technical elements and visually interesting features are shown on the dial side, when those would normally be hidden on the reverse of the dial. Other typically English technical idiosyncrasies will seduce even the most demanding watch connoisseurs. Take, for instance, the symmetrical layout of the movement; to achieve such a feat requires overcoming a number of technical challenges. Thus the barrel spring and the tourbillon cage are centered along the watch’s longitudinal axis. When examining the winding system and the gear train, one notes the traditional construction, which uses wheels with long and narrow spokes known as wolf’s teeth, used to improve the smoothness of the overall movement.
Each single TE8 Métiers d’Art I is hand-engraved by Arnold & Son’s own master engraver, who went as far as to create a new engraving pattern solely for this special edition. This new pattern is composed of complex geometrical elements arising from the center of the movement. The engraving of this masterpiece is particularly painstaking as the movement is made of German silver and not usual brass. Due to the hardness of German silver, the engraver must pay great attention not to slip off and constantly sharpen his tools, as their wear and tear is very high.
Hand-engraving is a traditional art form that involves the use of hardened steel tools called bur ins in combination with other special tools. These create cuts, lines and texturing that build up entire images or, as in the case of the TE8 Métiers d’Art I, a beautiful hand-engraved pattern on the barrel bridge and on the back of the main plate, bringing a breathtaking richness of detail to an already exceptional tourbillion timepiece.

It goes without saying that every finishing touch on this striking piece has been done by hand by Arnold & Son’s master watchmakers, thus fulfilling the highest standards of Haute Horlogerie finish and bringing more brilliance and depth to each element of the movement.
This unique timepiece measures 44 mm in diameter in its classically elegant 18-carat rose gold case. It will be produced in a limited edition of only 8 timepieces, with each case individually hand-numbered by the company’s master engraver.

Technical details
Calibre: A&S8000 ; Exclusive Arnold & Son mechanical tourbillon movement, hand-wound, 19 jewels, diameter 32.6 mm, thickness 6.25 mm, power reserve 80 h, 21’600 vibrations/h
Functions: hours, minutes, tourbillon
Movement decoration: hand-engraved nickel silver movement, rhodium treated bridges and NAC grey treated main plate with Haute Horlogerie finishing: manually chamfered bridges with polished edges, hand-engraved, fine circular graining, screwed gold chatons, mirror-polished tourbillon cage and bridge, screws with bevelled and mirror polished heads
Dial: black open dial
Case: hand-numbered, 18-carat rose gold, diameter 44 mm, cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides, case back see-through sapphire, water resistant to 30 m
Strap: hand-stitched black or brown alligator leather
Limited edition: 8 timepieces
Reference: 1SJAP.B04A.C113A

IWC Schaffhausen Boutique - The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Swiss luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen has inaugurated their latest boutique in Abu Dhabi’s leading luxurious shopping arena, the boutique in The Galleria. Opened on the first day of September 2013, this new boutique located in the heart of Al Maryah Island, welcomes visitors to explore the world of haute horlogerie with IWC’s iconic timepieces. Al Maryah Island is a key East-meets-West destination within the capital of the United Arab Emirates and home to leading five-star hotels as well as commercial and residential towers.
The IWC boutique’s impressive façade portraying the worlds of engineering and navigation invites guests on a journey to discover the six legendary watch families. Each family of these timepieces has a dedicated space decorated with hand-picked accessories, books and pictures inspired by their respective universes.
Dark woodwork, sumptuous rugs and stunning chrome materials contrast with sober shades of black, white and grey to define and enhance the warm surroundings. Blending an inviting ambiance with a high quality of service, the new boutique is the ideal place for watch connoisseurs to appreciate a top selection of boutique-exclusive pieces.
Amidst the iconic and boutique-exclusive timepieces on display, the new boutique particularly showcases IWC’s Portuguese Grande Complication (Ref. 3774). Featuring a host of the greatest achievements in watchmaking, the striking timepiece includes a perpetual calendar that has been mechanically programmed until 2499, a perpetual moon phase display and a chronograph.
Paying homage to the elitism of the crew on Vasco Da Gama’s flagship that inspired it all, the Portuguese Grande Complication is the epitome of watch-making’s most intricate and outstanding accomplishments.

Boutique Address
IWC Boutique - The Galleria
Level 1, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel.  +971 2 622 7820
Fax +971 2 622 7834
E-mail  boutique.thegalleria@iwc.com

Christopher Ward C900 Worldtimer

British luxury watch brand Christopher Ward unveils a brand new world timer timepiece in association with celebrated watchmaker Johannes Jahnke. The C900 Worldtimer combines innovation with unprecedented clarity, creating a dual time-zone watch that sets a completely new standard of readability and ease of use.

Johannes Jahnke  has developed the Calibre JJ03 is based on an ETA 2893 base movement with a complication that, by engineering the gearing system to enable both the ‘local’ hand and the GMT hand to rotate at the same speed, makes the dial extremely easy to read.  The two hands use the same 24-hour scale instead of the traditional approach (whereby one using the 12-hour scale and the other the 24-hour one) and this innovation combines the C900 Worldtimer’s unique design with unrivalled clarity of use.
In a further innovation, the C900 Worldtimer uses a window at 12 O’clock as a ‘location reminder’ – displaying the selected 3-letter airport code appropriate to the chosen timezone.  By simply setting one hand to local time and, via the central crown, setting the second to the chosen global destination, the two times are easily read.  By using the window to display the selected location, the C900 Worldtimer neatly avoids the often-confusing clutter caused by the squeezing of 24 locations onto the face of traditional worldtimers.  Instead, the watch’s 24 timezone locations are listed in time sequence on the back-plate, using the zone-appropriate 3-letter airport code and city name, while the beautifully modified ETA 2893 can be observed through the 25.6mm crystal window.

For what is a very visually compelling watch, Christopher Ward’s Maidenhead-based design team has created a hugely detailed, multilayered dial with an exquisitely criss-crossed ‘dimple’ base.  Overlaying this is the familiar silhouette of the world map, with raised meridians of longitude and latitude. A final elegant and creative visual touch is added by the use of a red dot on the map to indicate the selected city location – another patent-pending feature of this unique watch.

The deep blue tone of the dial – representing the oceans – is perfectly complemented by the ethically sourced, luxuriously comfortable, Louisiana alligator strap in midnight blue. Finally, the C900 Worldtimer also carries another Christopher Ward innovation; the new, highly innovative and patent-pending Bader deployment buckle. Named after Jörg Bader, the head of Christopher Ward’s Swiss operation who created it, this high-grade clasp is smaller, neater and much less complicated than the ubiquitous butterfly clasp. Price: £1575.

Technical details
Model: Christopher Ward C900 Worldtimer

Movement
Bespoke (patent pending) modification to an ETA 2893 automatic by Johannes Jahnke – Calibre JJ03
Vibrations: 28,800 vph;  40-hour power reserve

Functions
Dual 24 hour time indication and continuous seconds operated through central crown function
Unique airport code time-zone indicator at 12 O’clock directly integrated with location indicators on the dial
24 hour night and day indication

Case, dial & strap
Diameter: 43mm; Case: 316L stainless steel
Personally assembled by master watchmaker, Johannes Jahnke and his team in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Hand-finished, surgical grade, stainless steel case and crown
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Dial: Blue-Si; 3D textured world map dial with 24 time-zone location indicators
Screw-down transparent case back with 24 time zone & location index
Unique engraved serial number
Premium Louisiana alligator strap with Bader™ deployment clasp
Water resistance: 5 atm/50 metres

Miscellaneous
Personalised certificate of authenticity signed by Johannes Jahnke
Luxury presentation case and owner’s handbook
Price: £1575

SNYPER - IRONCLAD Collection

The IRONCLAD collection from Swiss luxury watch brand SNYPER is available in different variations such as Steel - Anthracite Dial, Steel, Steel Bicolour, Steel PVD Black- Bicolor and Steel PVD Black. The stainless steel case features 2 Fixation bars at 9 o’clock-side of the case, allowing attaching Snyper Modules. All IRONCLAD models are 100 % Swiss made and equipped with Snyper F101 Chronograph movement exclusively developed by Concepto, a major movement manufacturer from Switzerland.
SNYPER IRONCLAD – STEEL – Anthracite Dial
Case in stainless steel, machined from the block, brushed
Bezel, in stainless steel, polished and circular brushed
Red plated decor Ring between the bezel and the case
Screw-down Crown, in stainless steel brushed; black PVD coated ring with graduation decor
Target logo engraved and lacquered in black on crown edge
Pushers in stainless steel, fine-blasted and brushed
Back Bezel with circular brushing; engraved markings, lacquered in red
Sapphire Glass with scratch &reflect proof treatment; Diameter 33,80 mm
Back sapphire Glass with scratch &reflect proof treatment, with grey decor-metallization
Dial: checkerboard design, coated in anthracite-grey, with SLN white on 2, 4, 8, 10
Hands HM: Mountain shape with diamond cut, silver plated, SLN white on ends
Hands in counters: silver plated flat base ; Chronograph Hand : silver plated flat base
Anthracite calf leather Strap, with alligator style, and grey stitching
Stainless Steel fine-blasted and brushed deploy-buckle
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Case dimensions: 10h-4h: 49 mm ; 9h-3h : 53 mm
2 Fixation bars at 9 o’clock-side of the case, allowing attaching Snyper Modules

SNYPER IRONCLAD – STEEL
Case in stainless steel, machined from the block, brushed
Bezel, in stainless steel, polished and circular brushed
Red plated decor Ring between the bezel and the case
Screw-down Crown, in stainless steel brushed; black PVD coated ring with graduation decor
Target logo engraved and lacquered in black on crown edge
Pushers in stainless steel, fine-blasted and brushed
Back Bezel with circular brushing; engraved markings, lacquered in red
Sapphire Glass with scratch &reflect proof treatment; Diameter 33,80 mm
Back sapphire Glass with scratch &reflect proof treatment, with grey decor-metallization
Dial: checkerboard design, coated in light-grey, with SLN white on 2, 4, 8, 10
Hands HM: Mountain shape with diamond cut, silver plated, SLN white on ends
Hands in counters: silver plated flat base; Chronograph Hand : silver plated flat base
Anthracite calf leather Strap, with alligator style, and grey stitching
Stainless Steel fine-blasted and brushed deploy-buckle
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Case dimensions: 10h-4h: 49 mm; 9h-3h: 53 mm
2 Fixation bars at 9 o’clock-side of the case, allowing attaching Snyper Modules

SNYPER IRONCLAD – STEEL BICOLOR
Case in stainless steel, machined from the block, brushed
Bezel, in Pink GOLD 5N, polished and circular brushed
Red plated decor Ring between the bezel and the case
Screw-down Crown, in Pink GOLD 5N ; black PVD coated ring with graduation decor
Target logo engraved and lacquered in black on crown edge
Pushers in Pink GOLD 5N, fine-blasted and brushed
Back Bezel with circular brushing; engraved markings, lacquered in red
Sapphire Glass with scratch &reflect proof treatment; Diameter 33,80 mm
Back sapphire Glass with scratch &reflect proof treatment, with grey decor-metallization
Dial: checkerboard design, chocolate colour coated, with SLN white on 2, 4, 8, 10
Hands HM: Mountain shape with diamond cut, pink 5N plated, SLN white on ends
Hands in counters: pink 5N plated flat base; Chronograph Hand: pink 5N plated flat base
Brown calf leather Strap, with alligator style, and brown stitching
Stainless Steel fine-blasted, brushed and pink 5N plated deploy-buckle
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Case dimensions: 10h-4h: 49 mm; 9h-3h : 53 mm
2 Fixation bars at 9 o’clock-side of the case, allowing attaching Snyper Modules


SNYPER IRONCLAD – STEEL PVD BLACK - BICOLOR
Case in stainless steel, machined from the block, brushed and black PVD coated
Bezel, in Pink GOLD 5N, polished and circular brushed
Red plated decor Ring between the bezel and the case
Screw-down Crown, in Pink GOLD 5N ; black pvd coated ring with graduation decor
Target logo engraved and lacquered in black on crown edge
Pushers in Pink GOLD 5N, fine-blasted and brushed
Back Bezel with circular brushing; black PVD coated, engraved markings, lacquered in red
Sapphire Glass with scratch &reflect proof treatment; Diameter 33,80 mm
Back sapphire Glass with scratch &reflect proof treatment, with grey decor-metallization
Dial: checkerboard design, anthracite colour coated, with SLN white on 2, 4, 8, 10
Hands HM: Mountain shape with diamond cut, pink 5N plated, SLN white on ends
Hands in counters: pink 5N plated flat base ; Chronograph Hand : pink 5N plated flat base
Black calf leather Strap, with alligator style, andblack stitching
Stainless Steel fine-blasted, brushed and black PVDcoated deploy-buckle
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Case dimensions: 10h-4h: 49 mm ; 9h-3h : 53 mm
2 Fixation bars at 9 o’clock-side of the case, allowing attaching Snyper Modules


SNYPER IRONCLAD – STEEL PVD BLACK
Case in stainless steel, machined from the block, brushed and black PVD coated
Bezel, in stainless steel, polished and circular brushed, black PVD coated
Red plated decor Ring between the bezel and the case
Screw-down Crown, in stainless steel, black PVD coated, black ring with graduation decor
Target logo engraved and lacquered in white on crown edge
Pushers in stainless steel, fine-blasted and brushed, black PVD coated
Back Bezel with circular brushing; black PVD coated, engraved markings, lacquered in red
Sapphire Glass with scratch &reflect proof treatment; Diameter 33,80 mm
Back sapphire Glass with scratch &reflect proof treatment, with grey decor-metallization
Dial: checkerboard design, anthracite colour coated, with SLN white on 2, 4, 8, 10
Hands HM: Mountain shape with diamond cut, silver plated, SLN white on ends
Hands in counters: silver plated flat base; Chronograph Hand: silver plated flat base
Black calf leather Strap, with alligator style, and black stitching
Stainless Steel fine-blasted, brushed and black PVD coated deploy-buckle
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Case dimensions: 10h-4h: 49 mm ; 9h-3h : 53 mm
2 Fixation bars at 9 o’clock-side of the case, allowing attaching Snyper Modules

Movement Specifications
Round Caliber 13 ¼ Snyper F101 Chrono by Concepto
Chronograph, Self-winding by oscillating rotor or manual winding
Movement height: 7.90 mm ; Overall diameter : 30.40 mm ; Case fitting diameter : 30.00 mm
Power reserve: 48 hours without chrono functioning
Frequency: 28’800 vph (4Hz)
Movement equipped with assortments version « chronometer » and incabloc
Day and Date: in windows aperture
Well finished with blue screws, rhodium decoration, circular graining and Côtes de Geneve
Jewels caliber : 25 synth. Rubis / incabloc
Customized oscillating Rotor, Grey PVD coated, with target logo engraved and lacquered in red
Chrono functions: Pusher at 2H : start/stop ; restart/stop ; Pusher at 4H : reset to 0
Winding-Stem functions: manual winding, fast Day and Date correction, hour setting with stop second

Functions
Hours
Minutes
Small Second
Day and Date
Chronograph with counter 12 hours, 30 minutes and 60 seconds by central hand

Screw-down Crown: 4 positions
[1] Screw-down position
[2] Manual winding position: 1 direction
[3] Rapid correction of Date: turn clockwise; Rapid correction of Day: turn counter-clockwise
[4] Time setting with stop second
Rapid Date and Day correction is not possible between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m.

2 push-buttons for the chronograph
[A] 1 pusher Start / Stop / Re-start
[B] 1 pusher Reset to 0

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