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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Survivor Chronograph

Introduced in 2008, the Royal Oak Offshore Survivor Chronograph is a sturdy and highly functional timepiece crafted in blackened titanium. This ultra-light material has been chosen for the case and the surrounding elements: studs, pushpieces and pushpiece guards, crown and oversized strap buckle. The same goes for the medallion back featuring a special non-slip texture. Titanium also shows up on the lower part of the octagonal bezel, while its upper part opts for ceramics. The latter is distinguished by clearly marked vertical grooves reminiscent of the characteristic satin finish of the Royal Oak Offshore collection.
The strap is made from vulcanised rubber, an indispensable part of the extreme sports universe. Its matt black granular surface accentuates the adventurous camouflage-type look of this chronograph issued in a limited edition of 1,000.
Each detail is meticulously designed to ensure a blend of efficiency and lightness. The perforations on the bezel lighten up the structure without compromising its sturdiness. The hollowed pushpieces equipped with a security look ensure user-friendly handling. In a similar vein, the generous size and notched rim of the crown, as well as the ratcheted case edge, facilitate getting a quick and sure grip on this exceptional instrument. The conical shape of the pushpieces guarantees instant activation of the chronograph function, while the skeleton hands, luminescent hour-markers and silver-coloured small seconds counter guarantee optimal readability by day or night. And finally, since nothing is left to chance, a careful observer will note the apertures on the case middle and studs.
The Royal Oak Offshore signature features
  • Strongbox-type case water-resistant to 100 metres, with antimagnetic system designed to protect the mechanism from any hostile element
  • Hexagonal socket-head screws echoing the legendary hexagonal screws of the Royal Oak Offshore models
  • Exclusive “Méga Tapisserie” guilloché pattern on the dial, matched on this model by the chequered motif on the strap
  • Strap perfectly integrated with the case 
The Royal Oak Offshore Survivor houses the exclusive Audemars Piguet selfwinding Calibre 3126/3840, guaranteeing sturdiness, reliability and precision rating:
  • Up to 60-hour power reserve thanks to a mainspring which, by supplying constant force over a longer time-span, ensures enhanced rating accuracy
  • A cross-through balance-cock reinforcing the stability of the movement
  • A balance-stop mechanism serving to immobilise the seconds hand and thus enabling time-setting to the nearest second
  • A variable-inertia balance equipped with eight inertia-blocks enabling precise and stable adjustment;
  • Fast date correction with an integrated security system avoiding any risk of date disc blockage when the adjustment occurs at midnight
  • Bidirectional automatic winding of the mainspring by means of a 22-carat gold rotor mounted on a ball-bearing mechanism.
Technical details
Model: Royal Oak Offshore Survivor
Reference: 26165IO.OO.A002CA.01
Limited series of 1,000

Movement
Calibre: 3126/3840, selfwinding
Total diameter: 26 mm (11? lignes)
Thickness: 7.16 mm
59 jewels
365 parts
Up to 60-hour power reserve
Cadence of the balance: 21,600 vibrations per hour
Variable-inertia balance with eight inertia-blocks and a flat balance-spring
Geneva-type mobile balance-spring stud-holder
Three-position winding crown
Finishing: all parts decorated by hand; mainplate rhodium-plated, bevelled and stippled; bridges adorned with “côtes de Genève” motif

Case
Strongbox-type case with antimagnetic system, cone-shaped pushpieces, hollowed pushpiece guards, crown, crown guard and studs in blackened titanium
Perforated ceramic bezel
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 15.65 mm
Water-resistance: 100 m
Medallion back in blackened titanium with non-slip motif, titanium zone engraved with the inscription Royal Oak Offshore Survivor – Limited Edition

Dial
Matt black, exclusive “Méga Tapisserie” guilloché motif
Snailed hour-circle
Luminescent skeleton hour and minute hands
Luminescent applied hour-markers

Functions
Hours and minutes
Small seconds
Chronograph with central sweep seconds hand, 30-minute and 12-hour counters
Tachometric scale around the flange
Date

Strap
Vulcanised rubber with chequered motifs and oversized buckle in blackened titanium

Audemars Piguet - Carnet de Bal Haute Joaillerie Set

Introduced in 2008, this unique jewellery set of diamond studded wrist watch and choker, which has emerged from the Audemars Piguet Haute Joaillerie workshop, is an invitation to close your eyes and allow yourself to daydream for a few moments.
The floral theme, embodying quintessential femininity, was the inspiration behind this jewellery creation. Nature is expressed here in all its abundant exuberance, almost as if one were actually witnessing the opening of buds or the unfurling of petals and stems. It is no coincidence that this creation so perfectly reflects nature itself, since Audemars Piguet has its very own Haute Joaillerie workshop.

In this propitious environment, experienced specialists begin by finding the purest gemstones that talented jewellers then display to their best advantage through the noble art of gemsetting. The design gradually takes shape, as at each stage the various craftsmen assess the volumes, readjusting shapes to achieve a perfectly balanced and harmonious whole. For the Carnet de Bal jewellery set, several diamond cuts have been finely fashioned: marquise, pear, and baguette and, of course, brilliant cuts. These admirable gems are further enhanced by different types of gemsetting using closed, claw or grain techniques.
The white gold necklace, which alone called for more than 500 hours of work, is composed of 1,039 diamonds. Yet what first strikes the observer is its sheer volume: the composition of the flowers adorning the choker is delicately cambered and tipped with mobile stems of varying lengths. Thanks to the extremely fine interlacing motif, the curve of the necklace is a fascinating blend of softness and flowing motion. The flowers and foliage of the cuff-watch sway with the same ease, their stems spreading over the hand in a graceful lacy plant-like motif.

Wristwatch
Reference
79414BC.ZZ.9177BC.01

Movement
Calibre: 2046, hand-wound
Total diameter: 15.70 mm (63/4 lignes)
Casing-diameter: 15.30 mm
Thickness: 2.90 mm
18 jewels
85 parts
Power reserve: up to 42 hours
Cadence of the balance: 21,600 vibrations per hour
Finishing: all parts decorated by hand; circular-grained plate; bridges rhodium-plated, bevelled, snailed and adorned with “côtes de Genève” motif

Case
18-carat white gold set with diamonds, oval-shaped

Dial
Floral motif engraved on white mother-of-pearl, diamond hour-markers

Strap
18-carat white gold, semi-rigid, composed of floral elements and set with brilliant-, pear-, marquise- and baguette-cut diamonds
Pendants on flexible stems set with brilliant-cut Diamonds
Safety jewellery clasp in 18-carat white gold
Customised adjustment in the Audemars Piguet workshops
Gemsetting: 481 diamonds (~ 59.53 carats)

Functions
Hours and minutes

Choker
Reference
TC0726.BCU.US.Z000
18-carat white gold set with 1,039 brilliant-, marquise-, pear- and baguette-cut diamonds
(~ 86 carats)
Weight: ~ 185 g

Friday, November 29, 2013

JEANRICHARD Aquascope Boat Race Limited Edition – Official Timepiece, the 2014 BNY Mellon Boat Race challenge

On 24 October 2013, at the Autumn Reception held at the BNY Mellon Headquarters and accompanied by the official timekeeper JEANRICHARD in London, the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Clubs accepted the new challenge acknowledging the start of 2014 season of the prestigious BNY Mellon Boat Race. They agreed to face each other on the Thames on Sunday 6 April 2014 in a challenge laid down by the Cambridge University Boat Club President after they lost in 2013.

As the Official timekeeper of the famous rowing competition, the Swiss watch brand JEANRICHARD participated in these kick-start proceedings. This partnership, entered into under the aegis of the brand’s Aquascope collection, is based on the common values of team spirit, endurance, passionate commitment and a particular Philosophy of Life.
It has inspired the development of an exclusive new Aquascope model designed in the race’s traditional colours, with a minute-circle and double hour-marker at 12 o’clock reproducing the two shades of blue corresponding to the two teams (Dark Blue for Oxford, Light Blue for Cambridge), a blue rubber strap with a finely-ribbed surface, and a seconds hand adorned with an arrow referring to the logo of the Race.  
Available from November 2013 at authorised JEANRICHARD sales outlets, this Aquascope “Boat Race” model with its self-winding movement is produced in a limited series of 160 watches, as a tribute to The 2014 BNY Mellon Boat Race, which will be the 160th to be held.         
Technical details

Case
Polished and vertically satin-finished stainless steel case with blue PVD coating
Circular satin-finished stainless steel bezel
Unidirectional rotating bezel
44.00 mm
Height: 13.05 mm
Antireflective sapphire crystal
Case-back, screwed-down, engraved
Screwed-down crown
Water-resistant to 300 m

Movement
JR60, self-winding
Calibre: 11 ½’’’
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)
Jewels: 26
Power reserve: minimum 38 hours

Functions
Hour, minute, second, date

Dial
Grey vertically satin-finished dial
With “The BNY Mellon Boat Race Oxford and Cambridge” inscription
Applied rhodium-coated indexes with luminescent material
Light and dark blue indexes at 12 o’clock
Light and dark blue minute-circle
Rhodium-coated hands with luminescent material

Strap
Blue rubber strap
Stainless steel folding buckle

Edition
Limited and numbered edition: 160 pieces

RADO - Esenza Ceramic Touch

Swiss watch maker Rado has introduced a breakthrough in timing technology with the launch of the new Rado Esenza Ceramic Touch. The Rado technical and materials teams worked with a team of watchmaking experts to ensure the touch sensitive technology was flawless – just like the design of the watch.

Rado’s more than 25 years of expertise with ceramic was an immediate advantage as ceramic is a natural insulator. As ceramic does not conduct electricity it is an ideal material for a touch sensitive device.
The quartz movement, made up of a number of essential components, includes two chips, which are loaded with the software that governs the watch. The movement sits neatly inside the high-tech ceramic case. Nestled between the movement and the monobloc ceramic case is four electrodes.

The detection of the movement of a fingertip in a certain sequence on the case instructs the chip to allow the motor to move the hands, thus allowing the time to be set and reset through touch alone.

This touch controlled watch in full ceramic is made exclusively for women. The latest technology and the most emotional of all the human senses unite for this unique, stand-out product.

Not many companies develop new technology aimed specifically at women. Rado shows itself once again to be both typically unconventional, and streets ahead of the competition with the Rado Esenza Ceramic Touch.
Controlled by the gentle touch and sweep of a finger along the side of the ceramic case – left for hours and right for minutes – time can be made to fly by or can be turned back in a single stroke.The monobloc construction of the case, the production of which is carried out under high pressure using a sophisticated injection process, ensures the success of the ceramic touch technology.

A watch case made from metal would act as a shield between the outside world and the circuits inside. As high-tech ceramic is an insulator this watch gives the wearer the power to influence the electrical circuit at its heart. The electrodes embedded in the ceramic can ‘feel’ the presence of a fingertip on the case through the ceramic.


The six new models in this collection - three black and three white - represent the first references in a series of product developments to come.

Movement
11’’’ ETA F10.101, quartz, 5 jewels, 2 hands, touch without crown, no date

Black models
Ref: 277.0093.3.071/277.0093.171/277.0093.3.015

Case     
Polished black high-tech ceramic pressed-on stainless steel case back with black PVD coating
Toric sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 3 bar (30m)

Dial
071/171: black, lacquer, 4 diamonds, 120/125, Top Wesselton, full cut, 0.028 carat silver coloured printed Rado logo
015: black, lacquer, 12 rhodium coloured applied indexes silver coloured printed Rado logo

Hands     
Rhodium coloured

Bracelet
071/015: 3-row polished black high-tech ceramic titanium 3-fold clasp
171: black satin fabric, Stainless steel buckle

White models
Ref: 277.0092.3.071/277.0092.3.171/277.0092.3.001

Case     
Polished white high-tech ceramic pressed-on steel case back
Toric sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 3 bar (30m)

Dial
071/171: white, lacquer, 4 diamonds, 120/125, Top Wesselton, full cut, 0.028 carat silver coloured printed Rado logo
001: sun-brushed silver, 12 rhodium coloured applied indexes silver coloured printed Rado logo

Hands     
Rhodium coloured

Bracelet
071/001: 3-row polished white high-tech ceramic,Titanium 3-fold clasp
171: white leather, stainless steel buckle

Dimensions   
33.0 x 42.0 x 8.4 (WxLxH in mm)

Activating Setting Mode
In order to avoid any unwanted changes in setting, there are two steps to the setting process.
1) Touch the case at 8 o’clock for approximately 2 seconds. The minute hand will move slightly.
2) Immediately slide your index finger down the right hand side of the watch case from top to bottom. The watch will emit a short ‘beep’ and the minute hand will move slightly again.

Setting the Time
Setting the hours/changing time zone: Slide your finger along the left hand side of the case clockwise = +1 hour, or anticlockwise = - 1 hour.
Setting the minutes: Slide your finger along the right hand side of the case clockwise = + 1 minute or anticlockwise = - 1 minute.

Confirmation / Exit Setting Mode
Touch the case at 8 o’clock for approximately 2 seconds to confirm the changes made to the time setting in step 2. The minute hand will move slightly and the watch will emit two ‘beeps’. Setting mode is now deactivated. Without this confirmation, the watch will automatically exit setting mode after 10 seconds and will not retain the changes made in Step 2. The watch will return to the previous time setting.

Melbourne Watch Company – The Flinders Automatic

Melbourne Watch Company is a new Australian brand which is specialised in the production of highly reliable mechanical timepieces that come in affordable price tags. Melbourne Watch Company is founded by Sujain Krishnan, an enthusiast and collector of affordable mechanical watches, who originally started his watch making career through building homage style pilot and military watches for the online enthusiast community.

The brand, inspired from the traditional watch making methods, has announced their debut watch model – the Flinders, a perfect mechanical dress watch with classic looks. This timepiece is scheduled to be released in February 2014.
The flinders watch reflects the elegance and style of Melbourne, one of most beautiful cities in the world. Equipped with state of the art Miyota 9105 automatic movement, this timepiece offers normal time keeping functions and a date indication at 3’o clock.
 The Flinders boasts standard high end features of today’s affordable mechanical luxury timepieces such as sapphire crystal, a multi-layered dial and a high quality leather strap. Dial, which feature a multilayer pattern has stainless steel hour markers.
The sweep seconds hand has a unique ‘M’ logo. The display case back offers the view of mechanical movement that ticks inside the timepiece.
Currently, this timepiece is in development with prototypes already received and full production and customer delivery targeted for late February 2014. The Melbourne Watch Company is now accepting the pre-orders for the Flinders automatic timepiece, which is priced at $395 Australian dollars. Shipping charges will be extra. Additionally, the Flinders carries a 12 month warranty.
Technical details
40mm 316L stainless steel case, 9.8mm case height
Miyota Cal. 9015 automatic movement
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal and display case back
Multi-layered dial with stainless steel markers
Hour/minute/sweep second hands with unique “M” logo
Date complication at 3 o’clock
Genuine leather strap with stainless steel buckle

HUBLOT - UK Exclusive Limited Edition Big Bang Ferrari

Swiss luxury watch maker HUBLOT has unveiled the first UK exclusive limited edition Big Bang Ferrari. A true tribute to Great Britain, the timepiece fuses design, materials and mechanics in way that uniquely addresses the respective DNA of Hublot and Ferrari: innovation, performance, technology and exclusivity. This very exclusive limited edition will only be available at selected luxury watch Hublot retailers and Hublot boutiques in Great Britain.

Clad in a shade of distinctive red– red hours, red minute indexes on the dial in a titanium case with a black ceramic and anodized red aluminium lower bezel, and a white-on-black rubber and Schedoni leather strap with red stitching – it is a nod to not just our national colour but also an homage to the Ferrari prestigious signature. With just a rarity of 50 numbered timepieces available, the case back of the watch also features the discreet legendary Prancing Horse.
The Big Bang Ferrari UK Limited Edition (45.5 mm in diameter) houses a titanium & black ceramic case with a cylindrical bezel that dramatically showcases the in-house flyback chronograph UNICO movement (can be reset at any time) visible through the sapphire dial.

The UNICO movement can be compared to the best possible engine to power a racing car, and that it was selected, then designed and developed by Hublot to power the Big Bang Ferrari. With no fewer than 330 components, the column wheel and dual horizontal coupling appear on the dial. Frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. 72 hours of power reserve.

An indexed crown (with Hublot’s ‘H’ logo automatically positioning itself to remain in line) features elongated push buttons, fixed along a rotating axis like the pedals in a car whilst carbon inserts give the case distinctive look. Each timepiece will come with two interchangeable straps, in black or white Schedoni leather stitched onto black rubber, with an innovative quick-change system inspired by the safety seatbelt mechanism. The red stitching is a nod to the signature upholstery craftsmanship typical of Ferrari.

The absence of superfluous accessories brings out the fusional and rational aspects of the Big Bang Ferrari UK’s unique design, a pure expression of Hublot value of The Art of Fusion with innovative spirit from Ferrari.

Technical details
Reference: 401.NM.0123.VR.ENG13
Only 50-piece limited edition

Case
Diameter 45.5 mm in vertical satin-finished titanium
Bezel: Vertical satin-finished Black Ceramic and Anodized Red Aluminium Lower with 6 H-shaped Black PVD Titanium Screws
Crystal: Red sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Bezel Lugs: Black composite resin
Lateral inserts: Black composite resin with carbon insert at 9 o'clock
Crown and Pusher: Polished Titanium with Black Rubber Insert and Red Lacquered Ferrari Logo on the StopPusher
Case-back: Circular micro-blasted polished titanium featuring the Ferrari prancing horse. Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 10 ATM, or 100 metres

Dial
Sapphire with white Hublot logo transfer
Rhodium-plated Ferrari prancing horse appliqué
Satin-finished rhodium-plated and Ferrari red-coated indexes
Hands: Satin-finished rhodium-plated with red luminescent & Red chronograph hand and minute counter

Movement
HUB 1241 Unico movement developed and manufactured in-house by Hublot
Automatic flyback chronograph with column-wheel visible on the dial side
Calendar display at 3.0’clock
Power reserve: 72 hours

Straps
Delivered with two straps: White or BlackSchedoni Leather on Black Rubber with Red Stitching
Clasp: Deployant Buckle Clasp. Titanium with BlackCeramic Insert

JEANRICHARD - Terrascope Patrouille des Glaciers 30th Anniversary Limited Edition

The Swiss watchmaker will partner with the legendary Swiss alpine team competition Patrouille des Glaciers (PDG) in Spring 2014. The PDG is the worldwide biggest ski race through mountains/ski alpinism race and takes place every two years – starting in Zermatt and leading through Arolla to Verbier in Switzerland. This mountaineering ski race dates back to the 1940s and challenges participants to verify their physical preparedness and technical proficiency in tough high-altitude terrain.

Official watchmaker and timekeeper of the legendary Patrouille des Glaciers, JEANRICHARD, is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Alpine Skiing competition by launching a limited edition of 100 Terrascope watches.
In order to accompany the extreme adventurers on the "high road" leading from Zermatt via Arolla to Verbier in the Swiss Alps, the iconic JEANRICHARD model features an exclusive light grey dial with engraved altitude curves, a reminder of the heights scaled during the race, as well as a comfortable sturdy bracelet in dark grey rubber. The steel case, housing a self-winding mechanical movement, blends an extraordinary robustness with a magnificently distinctive design, adorned with alternating "vertical satin" and polished finishes.
The engraved caseback bears the legend "Patrouille des Glaciers 30ème anniversaire 1984-2014" and the individual series number.
Technical details
Case
Polished and vertically satin-finished stainless steel case
Dimensions: 44 mm
Height: 12.60 mm
Antireflective sapphire crystal
Case-back screw-down, engraved
Water-resistant to 100 m

Movement
JR60, self-winding
Calibre: 11 ½’’’
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/ hour (4 Hz)
Jewels: 26
Power reserve: minimum 38 hours

Functions
Hour, minute, second, date

Dial
Grey engraved dial
Applied rhodium-coated indexes withadditional luminescent dot
Rhodium-coated hands with luminescent material

Strap
Grey Rubber strap
Stainless steel folding buckle

Availability
Limited and numbered edition: 100 pieces
Available from December 15, 2013

About Patrouille des Glaciers
Patrouille des Glaciers is an exceptional race from either Zermatt to Verbier or from Arolla to Verbier. This unique event is characterized by its length, high average altitude, as well as by the profile of the route. The participants not only require a real mountaineering experience but also need to master extreme weather, mental and physical conditions.

Teams consist of three competitors. The minimum age is 20 years for competitors of Course A and 18 years for participants of Course B.  In recent years, the number of participants under 30 years has exceeded 45%. In 1984, turnout averaged just 5%. This proves that ski mountaineering is a dynamic booming sport among young people. This legendary event attracts around 1 400 patrols throughout the world. The Patrouille des Glaciers, which takes place every 2 years, involves 4500 participants from around the world working in teams of three. The event next takes place in 2014 in late April/early May.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

AkriviA Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph

AkriviA, the young Swiss luxury watch brand based in Geneva is specialised in the manufacturing of exceptional haute horlogerie timepieces. Founded by master watch maker Rexhep Rexhepi, the brand now unveils their first timepiece: the Tourbillon monopusher chronograph.
It was during his apprenticeship at Patek Philippe at the age of 14 that Rexhep Rexhepi first felt an intense desire to express a personal philosophy of watchmaking with an approach that would push the boundaries of execution and mechanism to new levels. A decade of experiences after that daydream about the future would see AkriviA become a reality. AkriviA’s goals are simple: uniting the heritage of the Geneva watchmaking traditions with a contemporary approach that interprets timekeeping for the 21st century.
For the first masterpiece from the brand, Rexhep Rexhepi has chosen a stunning combination of two complications:-
  • Tourbillon –Most beautiful and complex mechanism in horology and also the most challenging complication to create.
  • Monopusher Chronograph – Chronograph is most desired watch function that suited to the typical timing tasks of everyday life. The Monopusher Chronograph has a history that dates back to 19th century and is rare and one of the oldest among various types of chronographs available.
The watch maker has combined the Tourbillon and monopusher chronograph complications in an elegant manner for a contemporary watch design and result is a high end complication watch integrated with a useful function.
AkriviA Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph is equipped with Caliber AA-01, a manual winding movement developed in Geneva. The movement which has a power reserve of 100 hours boasts functions such as tourbillon mononpusher chronograph, with hours, minutes, running chronograph minutes and seconds and power reserve indicator.
The chronograph mechanism is built up on the dial side, which is quite rare in the world of watchmaking. All of the bridges, springs, plates and the tourbillon cage, the balance with its gold timing screws, the chronograph wheel and many more details - have all been re-designed and for this reason many new parts were created from steel, which allows a high level of finishing as well as providing extensive longevity regarding wear and tear.
Some of these changes were purely visible in order to follow all the codes for the Geneva Seal; others were undertaken in order to optimize the monopusher chronograph functions for perfect chronometric results and the elimination of backlash when stopping and starting the mechanism.
The case of the watch, which is available in Steel or 18K 5N red gold, is inspired by the classical traditions; however, it is not copy of particular look or style of case design from the past. The case design recalls the elegant cases of the past only by indirect inference, yet its design is firmly rooted in the more dynamic lines of the 21st century.
And with an eye to the user, in order to make the  watch comfortable to wear, a lot of attention was paid to such details as the creation of  a streamlined, ergonomic case form and outline, the shape of the pusher as well as the  angle and direction in which the fingers touch the case when using the chronograph  functions. The anti-glare treated sapphire glass front and back provide the perfect window on the movement’s key features and the attention given to each detail.
With a philosophy identical to that used in the movement, the case is extremely finely finished in every detail as well as complex in its realization with more than 30 separate parts.

Technical details
Movement
Manual winding movement, Caliber AA-01
Tourbillon mononpusher chronograph, with hours, minutes, running chronograph minutes and seconds and power reserve indicator
Diameter: 30.00mm / Thickness: 7.40mm
Number of parts (Complete movement) : 286 parts
Number of parts (Tourbillon cage): 63 parts
Number of jewels: 33, Olive-domed and plate jewels
Power reserve: 100 hours / with chronograph engaged: 72h
Frequency: 21,600 vph

Chronograph
• Engages directly with the Tourbillon cage
• Column-wheel
• Snail type gear-trains design by AkriviA
• Steel parts decorated by inward angles and sinks
• Chronograph wheels and parts decorated by hand

Main Plate
• Interior and exterior flanks finished with angles and sinks polished by hand.
• Manual circular graining
• Rhodium finish

Bridges
• Interior and exterior flanks decorated with 10 inward angles created and polishedby hand.
• Angles and sinks with hand graining and polishing by hand
• “Côtes de Genève” decoration
• Manual circular graining even on non-visible parts
• Finishing of all steel parts with handmade blocked and facet polishing
• All inscriptions engraved by hand (“AkriviA”; N°, “Manufacturé à Genève”, logo)
• Nickel-rhodium finish
• Hand-engraved inscriptions finished in 3N gold

Tourbillon Cage
• Cage pillars in Titanium
• Bridges in hand blocked and facet polished steel
• Eight handmade and polished inward angles
• Swiss anchor escapement
• 60-second rotation
• Weight of the cage: 0.45g

Balance wheel
• Gold timing screws
• Diameter 9.60 mm

Displays
Hour and minute
Chronograph minutes and seconds
Segmented power reserve (100 hours)

Case
Available in Steel or 18K 5N red gold
Front sapphire glass crystal with anti-reflective treatment (both sides)
Lateral tab at 9 o’clock provides optimal ergonomic positioning of the fingers when engaging the chronograph
Case composed of 30 parts
Transparent back of sapphire glass with anti-reflective treatment (both sides)
Hand engraved inscriptions placed on the circumference
Case dimensions: Diameter: 43mm/ Thickness: 12.90mm
Water resistance: 3 ATM (30m / 100ft)

Crown
In steel or 18K 5N red gold with engraved and polished AkriviA logo
Engraved circumference with “clous de Paris” decoration

Dial
Black PVD–coated German silver base
Silver pigments for the hour and minute markers (steel version) or blue pigments (red gold version)
Brushed and rhodium finished minute and seconds display
Brushed and rhodium finished power reserve sector
Hand engraved, blocked and facet polished decorative inset at 12 o’ clock
Hand engraved, blocked and facet polished decorative insert around the tourbillon cage in steel

Hands
Sword shaped hour, minute, seconds and chronograph minute hands in AkriviA design
Hands with Rhodium finish
Power reserve in brushed German silver with rhodium finish and red lacquer

Strap and Clasp
Hand-sewn black alligator
Choice of 18K, 5N red gold deployant clasp or pin buckle, both with hand-engraved AkriviA logo and hand stitched alligator strap

Victorinox Swiss Army - The Original (New Versions)

The Original, the iconic watch of Victorinox Swiss Army, dons a new look in 2013. Still military-inspired, monochrome in tone and effortlessly easy to read, it is now modernized and urbanized by a new modular leather strap. The color is reminiscent of the case of the original Swiss Army Officer’s knife. The chronograph version, in a limited series of 1989 pieces, is endowed with an additional element: a removable hood, also in leather, that can completely encase it.

The Original occupies a special place among the watch collections of Victorinox Swiss Army. It is the very first model of the watchmaker house, launched in the United States in 1989. Since, it has never left the catalog, rising to the rank of a true icon. It has constantly evolved over the years, yet has always maintained the strengths and values of the brand: simplicity, clarity, assertive design, superior quality, durability and attractive price.
The Original now comes in two forms. The Original is a watch with three hands and a date window, animated by a Ronda quartz movement. The Original Chronograph has three central hands, date window at 4 o'clock, three sub-dials and an ETA quartz chronograph movement.

The military origin and monochrome color of the two models in no way gives them a severe aspect. On the contrary, subtle details indicate that they have long since left the wrist of soldiers for those of active urbanites seeking a more contemporary and versatile watch. The brushed aluminum bezel gives a trendy touch. The second hand (central seconds hand) is adorned with a delicate touch of orange. Finally, the NATO fiber strap has been replaced by a stylish twopiece leather (Original) or three-piece (Original Chronograph) strap, giving a completely new look.
In both versions, the natural leather strap can be worn in the traditional way, or else with the addition of a cuff that fits over the base strap with two loops. The chronograph - a limited and numbered series of 1989 pieces (the number refers to the year of birth of the first model) – has an additional design element: a removable hood, also in leather, covering the housing assembly. This casing is a nod to the military wristwatches of the first half of the 20th century, which were protected by a grille or a lid. Today, it is a stylish accessory. The two- and three-part straps also pay homage to Victorinox’s famous Swiss Army Officer Knife, whose original case was manufactured in leather of the same color.

The watch’s military DNA is also expressed through its 40mm "dark grey" case, forged in an ultra-shock-proof nylon whose lightness is only matched by its robustness. The crown protection indicates that this is watch capable of enduring harsh conditions. The dial design has been conceived to provide maximum legibility. Indexes and numerals are oversized and look stencil drawn - like the lettering on a box of ammunition. Recessed and covered with luminescent material, they stand out with great clarity. The Original model also displays military time. The Original Chronograph version features three counters (1/10th of a second, 60 seconds and 30 minutes) and the traditional buttons on the right side.

Technical details
Swiss Made
Original Version
Original Chronograph Version (limited edition 1989 pieces)

Case
40 mm (same size for both versions), in “dark grey” nylon Mineral glass Water-resistant to 100 meters (10 ATM / 330 feet) “Dark Grey” Aluminum bezel Stainless steel screwed-in caseback

Dials & Strap
Original: Dark grey dial, with military hours, and straps Brown leather strap
Original Chronograph: Dark grey dial, with brown leather strap and adjustable protective cover Skeleton hands, luminescent hands, numbers, and markers

Movements
Original: Swiss Made Quartz movement, Ronda 515
Original Chronograph: Swiss Made Quartz movement, ETA G10-211
Functions: 1/10e of second counter at 2 o’clock, 60 seconds at 6 o’clock, 30 minutes at 10 o’clock

Availability
Spring 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Hublot - King Power Black Mamba Gold & Black Ceramic Limited Edition and King Power Black Mamba Gold & Black Ceramic with Diamonds Limited Edition

Hublot welcomed its brand ambassador and 15-Time NBA All-Star, Kobe Bryant, to an exclusive dinner in West Hollywood, California to unveil the newest edition of the King Power Black Mamba.

Inspired by Bryant’s magnetic personality and celebrated career, the timepiece is a more precious version of Bryant’s first namesake watch. With a King Gold case surrounded by a black ceramic bezel, it includes red gold indexes and hands, as well as a silver colored snake around the counter at 9 o’clock, with Kobe’s jersey number, “24” at 6 o’clock.
Held at the RivaBella Ristorante, Greg Simonian, President of Hublot’s Beverly Hills boutique, welcomed Bryant and presented him with the newest Hublot timepiece, which will be available exclusively at the Beverly Hills location.
This is the second Los Angeles event the brand has held in conjunction with the Lakers guard – the partnership was first announced in March 2013 at an event on the rooftop of the London Hotel West Hollywood where the first limited edition King Power Black Mamba was released. In addition, Hublot became the first official timekeeper of the illustrious Los Angeles Lakers in January of this year.
Los Angeles influencers and VIPs joined Kobe and Vanessa Bryant to celebrate and to get a first look at the two new versions of the timepieces – one in King Gold and one in diamond set King Gold.
Technical details
References
748. OM.1118.PR.KOB13 - King Gold & Black Ceramic (Limited edition of 15 numbered pieces)
748. OM.1118.PR.1704.KOB13 - King Gold & Black Ceramic with Diamonds (only 3 numbered pieces)

Case
“King Power”, diameter 48 mm, in vertical satin-finished King Gold
Bezel: Black micro-blasted ceramic and titanium, 6 black PVD H-shaped relief titanium screws
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective treatment, purple number indication
Bezel lug: Black composite resin
Lateral inserts: Black composite resin
Crown: Black PVD titanium with Hublot logo 3N Gold 18K with black rubber insert
Push-buttons: 2H in black PVD titanium, rectangular in polished steel with black rubber inserts; 4H in titanium satin-finished and “reset” engraved
Case-back: Open micro-blasted black ceramic with Kobe Bryant signature on sapphire

Dial
Sapphire dial with 4 zones of 12 minutes in black and gold
Indexes in satin-finished Red Gold 18K with black SuperluminovaTM
’Snake’’ appliqué polished black PVD
Hands: Satin-finished 3N Red Gold plated hands with black SuperLuminova™

Movement
HUB 4248 Mechanical self-winding, chronograph with central 48’ counter
Date: Trapezoidal window at 4.30
Components: 249 (28 jewels) – Frequency 4 Hz (28,800 Alt/h)
Power reserve: 42 hours
Water resistance: 10 ATM or approximately 100 metres

Strap
Python snake strap sewed on black rubber
Deployant buckle clasp in micro-blasted black PVD titanium and ceramic

EVILARD WATCH – BRAND INFO

EVILARD WATCH is all about the passion and love of a young watchmaker who is recreating the brand invented by his Grandfather more than 60 years ago.

Origins of the brand date back to Second World War era when, Fritz Stück, originally from Bern, moved to the village of Evilard to practice the traditional watch making. With his sons, Fritz Junior and Samuel, he started creating Swiss watches in 1948 and Evilard Watch was born.

Like the majority of family businesses, Evilard Watch grew and prospered, then gradually disappeared due to the introduction of quartz, lack of successors, no new leads and less demand.

The passion for watch making did not, however, die. From his childhood bedroom to his workshop Nicolas Voyame, one the founder’s grandsons, examined his grandfather’s watches like treasures and he had a growing desire to use the know-how of Evilard in order to reinstate it to its former glory.

In 2010, Nicolas Voyame sketched and created his first time pieces under the watchful eye of his grandfather, who was thrilled to see his creation and the rebirth of his brand.

Nicolas Voyame surrounded himself with professionals from the relevant areas of expertise, sought advice from his Grandfather and equipped himself with modern instruments. Above all he kept the essence of the brand: 100% Swiss made.

THE COLLECTIONS
Evilard Watch currently has three collections.  The first is entitled: “Esquisse”.  They are equipped with a 45mm casing and exist in 2 very dynamic versions which are immediately recognizable: Crop Circle α and Crop Circle β, inspired by these mysterious geometric forms which are regularly found in fields and which stand out due to their strong and pure image.
This collection is equipped with an Evilard chronographic calibre featuring  a decoration of rhodium, diamond pearl or adorned with the “Côtes de Genève”.
The dials in ruthenium or black gold, are created in two distinct parts, cut out from the mass, shaped by laser, then finished by hand thus offering two super-posed dials.
The oscillating mass in black gold, which can be seen through the sapphire glass background, is engraved with the Evilard emblem.
A leather strap with a double buckle underlines the elegance of these exceptional pieces. This collection also has been created in the ‘Skeleton’ version.  The watches are limited to 100 examples per version.

The second collection is called « LUNA ». The 38mm watch has an hour, minute & second movement - version skeleton. A Satintech or leather strap (imitation crocodile) with an ardillon buckle completes this magnificent time piece. These watches are limited to 400 examples. Very recently these collections have been created in the gold-plated version (10 microns).

In September 2013, Evilard launched a new collection - the ‘2R’ - which is equipped with a quartz movement. The concept of this ‘2R’ is to let the customers personalize their watch. They can choose the colours of the watch-hands (eg. red, orange, blue, green, yellow, white and black) and they can also personalise the dial with their name, initials or lucky number.
A WORKSHOP BOUTIQUE
In order to maintain the ‘traditional hand-made’ spirit and keep in close touch with the client, Nicolas Voyame assembles and hand-finishes the Evilard watches in his workshop-boutique in Morges, Switzerland.  Both for the vintage Evilard watches and his new models, he welcomes his customers himself and shows the client the inner workings of the time piece he will be wearing on his wrist a few days later.

Contact details
www.evilard-watch.com

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Patek Philippe - Ref.4896G, Calatrava Ultrathin Watch for Ladies (2006)

Introduced in 2006, this timepiece wrote a new chapter in prestigious watch manufacture as the first ultra-thin mechanical watch for ladies.

The Ref. 4896, which sparkles in diamond studded white gold case and impressive guilloché night blue dial, belongs to the Calatrava collection, acclaimed for the timeless elegance of its round cases that have expressed the inimitable Patek Philippe style for nearly three-quarters of a century.

While the shape and proportion of the case remain true to the 1930s Calatrava style, Patek Philippe has paid particular attention to the design of the all-new dial. First and foremost, this exclusive dial stands out with its unique night blue hue, which is accented by the brushed satin strap and 18K gold case and hands. A closer look reveals amazing details. The surface of thedial features a delicate guilloché pattern of concentric waves and is covered with several layers of blue lacquer, producing an incredible depth of color as the guilloché pattern shimmers through.
Overall, 12 separate lacquering, firing and polishing steps are needed to achieve this velvety, enigmatic dial. Like the rays of a star, the hour markers, coated with powdered silver, enliven the dial. The faceted dauphine hands are polished and the satin-finished, rhodium-plated side of the case enhances the glow of the dial and the fire of the 72 diamonds on the bezel. With these attributes, the Ref.4896 possesses the radiance of a formal evening watch but retains its sleekness and discreet elegance, so a woman can wear it any time of day.

The Calatrava Ref. 4896 beats to the rhythm of the manually wound Patek Philippe caliber 16-250 movement which is ultra-thin and extremely compact (2.5 mm thick with a diameter of 16.3 mm). It displays the prestigious Geneva Seal, a hallmark of true excellence. A beauty to behold and a complement to the feminine wrist, the new ultra-thin Patek Philippe Calatrava is sure to become a grand classic of sensuous elegance.

Technical details
Model: Calatrava Ref. 4896 G

Movement
Caliber 16-250, Manually wound mechanical movement
Diameter: 16.30 mm, Height: 2.50 mm
Number of parts: 101
Number of jewels: 18
Power reserve: Max. 38 hours
Balance: Annular
Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour (4 Hz)
Balance spring: Flat
Stud: Movable

Functions
Two-position crown:
- Pulled out: to set time
- Pushed in: to wind watch
Displays: Hours, minutes
Hallmark: Geneva Seal

Case
18K white gold set with 72 diamonds
Solid 18K gold snap back
Water-resistant to 25 meters

Case dimensions
Diameter: 33 mm
Thickness: 6.35 mm
Width between lugs: 17 mm

Dial
Guilloché navy blue
12 arrow-type hour markers coated with powdered silver
Dauphine hour and minute hands with two lapped faces in 18K white gold, one face polished, one face sandblasted and rhodium plated

Precious stones
Bezel set with 72 flawless Top Wesselton diamonds, 1.2 mm brilliantcut, totaling approx. 0.47 ct.

Strap
Brushed navy blue satin, with 16 mm prong buckle in 18K white gold

Patek Philippe - Ref. 5002 Sky Moon Tourbillon (2001)

Presented in 2001, it is the most complicated wristwatch in the current Patek Philippe collection. The double-face timepiece is endowed with the rarest complications (12 complications and 686 parts). Among other indications, it displays mean solar time and has a perpetual retrograde calendar on the front side.  Sidereal time and astronomical functions are shown on the case back side.
The Sky Moon Tourbillon has two fascinating faces -one towards the dial showing mean solar time and a perpetual date, and the other on the base with a map of the night sky, the angular movement of the moon, the moon phases and sidereal time. It incorporates 12 complications. The mechanical module for the astronomical indications on the sky-side dial has been awarded a Swiss patent.

Technical details
Movement
Mechanical, hand-wound, containing 686 hand-finished and hand-assembled components

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, perpetual calendar with retrograde date, day, month, leap-year cycle, age of the moon, minute-repeater, tourbillon, celestial map, sidereal time, angular movement of moon, and moon phases COSC-certified chronometer, poinçon de Genève

Case
Reversible
750 (18K) yellow gold or platinum
Sapphire crystals

Dial
Front: gold with opalescent silvered coating "Leaf" hands in blued steel and "pear" hands in gold and steel
Back: Sky background represented by a disk of sapphire crystal and "Pear" hands painted white

Bracelet/Strap
Crocodile leather

Patek Philippe - Ref 5130 World Time, 39.5 mm, 18K rose/white gold (2006)

In 2006, Patek Philippe introduced an enlarged and updated version of their famous World Time watch that is dedicated to travellers and businesspeople, who have a penchant for extraordinary mechanical watches.

At the International Meridian Conference in Washington, D.C., in 1884, universal time was adopted and the world was officially divided into 24 time zones. Ever since, watchmakers have tried to outdo each other with clever ideas for displaying multiple time zones. In 1930, Patek Philippe presented its internationally acclaimed World Time wristwatch with two rotating discs that made it possible to simultaneously display the time in all 24 zones.

Today, these timepieces crafted from the 1930s to the 1960s fetch astronomical prices at auctions. In 2000, the Geneva workshops took the functionality of this watch a step further by integrating a single-button mechanism to advance all displays collectively when moving from one time zone to another – without affecting the rate accuracy of the movement by even one second. It took four years to develop this patented mechanism which bolstered the popularity of the World Time watch on all continents.
Patek Philippe has dedicated this watch to modern nomads with its fresh aesthetic appeal. The diameter of the round case, which is in the classic Calatrava style and available in 18K rose or white gold, was slightly enlarged from 37 mm to 39.5 mm. Along with providing improved readability, the watch is more prominent on the wrist yet remarkably thin despite the complexity of its movement. The subtly reinterpreted dial was inspired by the first Ref. 1415 HU World Time watches from the 1930s. The enlargement of the case allowed the watchmakers to broaden the width of the exterior rotating disc showing the 24 time zones, making the names of the 24 reference cities even more legible. The center of the dial is decorated with a new guilloché sunburst pattern, and the distinctive hour markers give the watch a dynamic, contemporary look.
The eye-catching, ring-shaped hour hand is reminiscent of historic Patek Philippe World Time watches, reserved exclusively for this type of timepiece. Its shape symbolizes the globe and reinforces the cosmopolitan personality of the watch.

The Ref. 5130 has a sapphire-crystal back and is worn on a hand-stitched, matte navy blue alligator strap in the white gold model and a matte dark brown strap in the rose gold version. The fold-over clasp matches the case. This watch replaced the Ref. 5110 that was launched in 2000.

In spite of the complexity of its self-winding caliber 240 HU movement, the Ref. 5130 is ingeniously simple to use. The central part of the dial accommodates the hour and minute hands that indicate local time and is encircled by two rotating discs. The outer disc bears the names of the 24 cities that stand for the 24 time zones. The visible part of the inner disc, which turns counter clockwise, is a graduated 24-hour ring with a dark segment and moon symbol for the nocturnal hours and a bright segment with a sun symbol for the daytime hours. Local time is displayed for the city and associated time zone indicated by the red marker at 12 o’clock. The time in any of the other 23 time zones is shown on the 24-hour disc at the position directly opposite the respective city name.
This watch is most useful when a trip traverses one or more time zones as the Ref. 5130 does not need to be stopped and requires no cumbersome adjustments or calculation of the time difference between two locations. Instead, the button at 10 o’clock only needs to be pressed as many times as it takes to align the name of the city in the destination time zone with the red arrow at 12 o’clock.

Each time the button is pressed, the hour hand for local time advances by one hour while the 24-hour disc and the city disc move counter clockwise by one interval. Thanks to an ingenious, patented coupling mechanism, this intervention does not influence the precise progression of the minute hand. This instant correction feature that executes three commands with a single press of the button is exclusive to Patek Philippe World Time watches.

Technical details
Model: Ref. 5130 World Time

Movement
Caliber 240 HU
Self-winding mechanical movement, indication of 24 time zones, day/night indicator
Diameter: 27.50 mm, Height: 3.88 mm
Number of parts: 239
Number of jewels: 33
Power reserve: Max. 48 hours
Winding rotor: Unidirectional mini-rotor in 22K gold
Balance: Gyromax
Frequency: 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour (3 Hz)
Balance spring: Flat
Stud: Movable

Functions
Two-position crown:
- Pulled out: to set time
- Pushed in: to wind watch
Time zone correction button (at 10 o'clock): Synchronized correction of displays in one-hour jumps for the hour hand and by 1/24 counter clockwise turns for the city and 24-hour disks

Displays
Hours and minutes
City disk
24-hour disc with day/night indication by color and sun/moon symbols

Hallmark: Geneva Seal

Case
18K rose or white gold
Screwed 18K rose or white gold back with sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 25 meters
Case dimensions: Diameter: 39.50 mm
Thickness: 9.40 mm
Width between lugs: 21 mm

Dial
Rose gold dial
Three-zone dial:
- City disk, black transfer-printed
- 24-hour disk with day/night indication by color and sun/moon symbols (day: black numerals on silver background; night: white numerals on brown background)
- Silvery sunburst guilloché center

White gold dial
Three-zone dial:
- City disk, blue transfer-printed
- 24-hour disk with day/night indication by color and sun/moon symbols (day: blue numerals on silver background; night: white numerals on blue background)
- Silvery sunburst guilloché center

Ring-shaped hour hand in 18K rose or white gold
Dauphine minute hand in black nickel-plated 18K rose or white gold
Applied baton hour markers in black oxidized 18K rose or white gold

Strap
Alligator with large rectangular scales, hand-stitched, matte dark brown for rose gold model, matte navy blue for white gold model, with fold-over clasp in 18K rose or white gold to match the case

Patek Philippe - Cloisonné Enamel Dial Series - Masques Venise, Tigres & Paradisiers (2008)

Patek Philippe introduced three sets of timepieces collection in 2008 which feature engraved, cloisonné enamel dials depicting miniature paintings.

Tigers art watches – Ref. 5076/100 in platinum
The first one, set of 4 watches feature engraved, cloisonné enamel dials depicting “Tigers”. Made in platinum, these timepieces are equipped with the Caliber 215 manually wound mechanical movement. The solid satin-finished case back in platinum is secured with 4 polished screws in 18K white gold.
Movement
Caliber 215, Manually wound mechanical movement
Diameter:  21.90 mm , Height: 2.55 mm
Number of parts:  130
Number of jewels:  18
Power reserve:  Max. 44 hours
Balance: Gyromax
Frequency:  28,800 semi-oscillations per hour (4 Hz)
Balance spring:  Flat
Stud:  Movable

Functions
Two-position crown:
 - Pulled out: to set time
- Pushed in: to wind watch
Displays:  Hours and minutes
Hallmark:  Geneva Seal

Case
950 platinum
Solid satin-finished back in platinum, secured with 4 polished screws in 18K white gold
Water-resistant to 30 meters

Case dimensions
Width 9 to 3 o’clock: 30 mm
Width incl. crown: 32.20 mm
Length 6 to 12 o’clock: 43 mm
Overall thickness: 7.22 mm
Thickness (crystal to back): 6.42 mm
Width between lugs: 24 mm

Dial
Mixed technique:
 Cloisonné enamel rendering of tigers, under-enamel engraving, and miniature painting
 “Poire Stuart” hour and minute hands in black nickel-plated gold

Strap
Alligator with rectangular scales, hand-stitched, shiny black, with
18-mm prong buckle in platinum

Limited edition
Five sets of four watches with dials depicting tigers
Ref. 5076/100P-013
Ref. 5076/100P-014
Ref. 5076/100P-015
Ref. 5076/100P-016

Venetian Masks art watches – Ref. 5076/100 in platinum
The second collection is a set of 4 watches with cloisonné enamel dials depicting “Venetian Masks”. Some dials feature under-enamel engravings. Case is made with solid platinum and the timepieces are equipped with Caliber 215 manually wound mechanical movement.
Movement
Caliber 215 , Manually wound mechanical movement
Diameter:  21.90 mm ,Height: 2.55 mm
Number of parts:  130
Number of jewels:  18
Power reserve:  Max. 44 hours
Balance: Gyromax
Frequency:  28,800 semi-oscillations per hour (4 Hz)
Balance spring:  Flat
Stud:  Movable

Functions
Two-position crown:
 - Pulled out: to set time  
- Pushed in: to wind watch
Displays:  Hours and minutes
Hallmark:  Geneva Seal

Case
950 platinum
Solid satin-finished back in platinum, secured with 4 polished screws in 18K white gold
Water-resistant to 30 meters

Case dimensions
Width 9 to 3 o’clock: 30 mm
Width incl. crown: 32.20 mm
Length 6 to 12 o’clock: 43 mm
Overall thickness: 7.22 mm
Thickness (crystal to back): 6.42 mm
Width between lugs: 24 mm

Dial
Mixed technique:
 Cloisonné enamel rendering of Venetian masks, under-enamel  engraving, miniature painting, and gold inlays
 “Poire Stuart” hour and minute hands in black nickel-plated gold

Strap
Alligator with rectangular scales, hand-stitched, shiny black, with
18-mm prong buckle in platinum

Limited edition
Five sets of four watches with dials depicting Venetian masks
Ref. 5076/100P-017
Ref. 5076/100P-018
Ref. 5076/100P-019
Ref. 5076/100P-020

Birds of Paradise art watches – Ref. 5077/100 in platinum
This collection consists of set of 4 watches with cloisonné enamel dials depicting “Birds of Paradise”. The heart beats inside is ultra-thin self-winding mechanical movement Caliber 240 with integrated mini-rotor in 22K gold, unidirectional winding. The 950 platinum case features scratch resistant sapphire crystal case back.


Movement
Caliber 240 , Ultra-thin self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 27.50 mm , Height: 2.53 mm
Number of parts:  161
Number of jewels:  27
Power reserve:  Max. 48 hours
Winding rotor:  Integrated mini-rotor in 22K gold, unidirectional winding
Balance: Gyromax
Frequency:  21,600 semi-oscillations per hour (3 Hz)
Balance spring:  Flat

Functions
Two-position crown
 - Pulled out: to set time  
- Pushed in: to wind watch
Displays:  Hours and minutes
Hallmark:  Geneva Seal

Case
950 platinum
Screwed sapphire-crystal case back  
Water-resistant to 30 meters
Case dimensions:  Diameter: 38 mm
Thickness: 8.28 mm
Width between lugs 21 mm

Dial
Mixed technique:
Cloisonné enamel rendering of birds of paradise and under- enamel engraving
Dauphine-style hour and minute hands in black nickel-plated gold

Strap
Alligator with rectangular scales, hand-stitched, shiny black, with
16-mm prong buckle in platinum

Limited edition
Five sets of four watches with dials depicting birds of paradise
Ref. 5077/100P-001 - Paradisaea Meyeri
Ref. 5077/100P-010 - Paradisaea Apoda
Ref. 5077/100P-011 - Paradisaea Rubra
Ref. 5077/100P-012- Paradisaea Rudolphi