Sunday, August 31, 2014

PHILIPPE DUFOUR – Living Legend of Traditional Watchmaking

PHILIPPE DUFOUR is a world renowned master watch maker who is specialised in the manufacturing of extremely technical timepieces especially dedicated to most demanding watch connoisseurs.

Philippe Dufour was born in 1948 in Le Sentier in the Vallée de Joux. He went to school locally and in a town of watchmakers, went into study watch making at the technical college. He obtained, with distinction, his Certificat d’horloger-rhabilleur. He was employed locally but, very soon, his desire for broader experience saw him working with watchmakers abroad. Back home, he then worked with several of the most famous manufacturers in the Vallée de Joux. In 1978, he set up an independent workshop. He specialised in repairing old and valuable watches, one of the most stimulating and challenging disciplines for every watchmaker.

Five years later, he completed his first Grande et Petite Sonnerie, minute repeater pocket watch, of which he produced five further examples. This was followed in 1992, by a wristwatch version, which won the gold medal for technical innovation at the World Watch Making and Jewellery Fair in Basel. This superb collectors' piece rings the hours and quarters automatically and, by simply pressing on a push-piece, will ring the hours, quarters and minutes.

Here we display a Grande et Petite Sonnerie wrist watch crafted in 18 carat white gold (SL No. 5). This authentic masterpiece unveils the entire mechanism of the stunning grand and small strike minute repeater, which is visible through front glass as well as transparent caseback.
Grande et Petite Sonnerie
The bezel can even be lifted to admire the screws underneath adorned with hand-enamelled and hand-engraved indications. The hands are of a different colour (blue) than the movement while the hour-circle, with its blued hour markers and Arabic numerals, has been applied directly to the crystal.

This masterpiece creation is equipped with a hand wound movement (21,600 vph, 35 rubies & 38-hour power reserve). The timepiece is fitted with a crocodile strap featuring an exclusive golf buckle made by the watchmaker himself.

In 1996, also at the Basel Fair, PHILIPPE DUFOUR announced the Duality, the first wristwatch with double escapement, is one of the most difficult complications to make, and is even more complex than the tourbillon.

In 2000, PHILIPPE DUFOUR presented a new model know as the Simplicity. As the name implies and in keeping with Dufour’s philosophy, this is a simple straightforward timepiece: it has no complications. This collection is available in pink or white gold or, on request, in platinum. The meticulously crafted Guilloché dial features dauphine hands and small seconds at 6 o’clock. The hand-wound movement can be admired through the case's transparent back. The name of the brand and the individual number are engraved on small solid gold plates. The Simplicity collection offers various customisation opportunities.

Independent and perfectionist, Philippe Dufour perpetuates the creative spirit of the Vallée de Joux, the centre of complicated watch making in Switzerland. He combines his love of invention, with an unswerving loyalty to the most demanding traditional watch making methods. Modest about his own work, he nevertheless has strong views.

Contact details
Philippe Dufour
Rue du Village - Le Solliat
CH-1347 Le Sentier, Vallée de Joux

RAYMOND WEIL Opens Its First Flagship Boutique in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Swiss luxury watch brand RAYMOND WEIL inaugurated it new boutique in Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Center, Malaysia, on August 26th 2014. Situated in a prime location, this new boutique is the perfect environment for an ultimate RAYMOND WEIL experience.
The Brand has been present in Malaysia for over 30 years. This new point of sale affirms the Brand’s endeavour to expand and serve its burgeoning clientele across the South East Asia region.

Well-known for its watchmaking excellence, creative design and high quality standards offered at unequalled price points, RAYMOND WEIL today counts more than 3,500 points of sale and 15 exclusive boutiques, in 95 different countries. The boutiques’ sleek design, conceived by RAYMOND WEIL’s architect-decorator, enables clients to fully immerse themselves in the universe of the music-loving watchmaker, made of Swiss horological excellence, creative classicism and a passion for music and the arts.
The new RAYMOND WEIL boutique in Kuala Lumpur is no exception to the rule. It offers a cosy and warm atmosphere thanks to the use of a soft lighting, noble colours and precious materials such as wood, leather and aluminium.
Located beneath the iconic Petronas Towers in the city’s landmark retail precinct, Suria KLCC offers an array of goods and services to please the needs of shoppers; from fashion, entertainment, arts & culture to local delicacies and international gourmets.

Set in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle, Suria KLCC is surrounded by hotels, office buildings, a scenic park and dancing fountains, promising hours of leisurely pleasure.

Omega Planet Ocean ‘Orange Mecanique’

Introduced in 2006, the Planet Ocean ‘Orange Mecanique’ takes the orange theme a step further and displays a striking combination of precision engineering and fine gem-setting. Zesty orange sapphires and sparkling white diamond baguettes are set into the bezel and draw the eye to the contrast with the dark mother-of-pearl dial.

The ultra glamorous Planet Ocean ‘Orange Mecanique’ is a COSC certified chronometer that retains many of the original diver’s watch functions including helium escape valve.

The white gold dial is overlaid with black mother-of-pearl creating an attractive dark blue shade that stands out against the bright orange of the alligator strap and the baguette sapphires on the bezel.
The hour markers are baguette diamonds, complemented by Arabic numerals in orange at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock combined with a practical date indicator at 3 o’clock. True to the demands of a diver’s watch, the facetted rhodium-plated arrowhead hour and minute hands are coated with Super Luminova to aid visibility ensuring that the dial will be legible even when taking this bejewelled chronometer to the darkest depths of the ocean. The minute markers and the Omega logo are in sober white.
The white gold bezel is available in five different combinations of baguette diamonds and orange sapphires. The five choices are: all orange sapphires; sapphires interspersed with diamonds at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock; an uninterrupted row of diamonds from 12 to 3 o’clock representing the regulation 15 minutes diving time; one diamond to every two sapphires; or finally, sapphires from 12 to 3 o’clock and diamonds from 3 to 12 o’clock.

The Planet Ocean ‘Orange Mecanique’ is equipped with Calibre 2500, a high precise self-winding chronometer movement with a power reserve of 48 hours. The Co-Axial escapement, proprietary Omega technology, considerably reduces friction in the heart of the watch mechanism and offers improved long-term reliability and accuracy. This COSC-certified chronometer is further improved by a free-sprung balance.
The stainless steel case comes in two sizes: 42 mm and an impressive 45.5 mm. The dial is enclosed behind a domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides for optimum clarity. To enhance water resistance, the case features both a screw-in crown and case back; the latter is decorated with the Seamaster seahorse medallion.

Water-resistant to a depth of 600 metres (2,000 feet), the Planet Ocean ‘Orange Mecanique’ is equipped with a helium escape valve positioned at 10 o’clock and embossed with the chemical symbol for helium “He”. The helium escape valve allows any atoms of this gas to escape preserving the watch and the movement from potential decompression damages.

This model is fitted with an overstitched orange alligator strap with a stainless steel fold over clasp.

OMEGA De Ville "Chocolate" Ladies

Introduced in 2005, the OMEGA De Ville "Chocolate" takes inspiration from Switzerland’s worldwide reputation in the field of chocolate-making. Like traditional watch making, Switzerland is a dominant player in confectionary industry with the presence of internationally renowned chocolate producers.

This De Ville Co-Axial chronograph model for ladies features a luxurious design that builds upon the successful 35mm case diameter. Crafted in polished 18-carat red gold or stainless steel, it has a matching bezel set with 42 diamonds (1.68 ct) that sparkle against the sumptuous background of a chocolate-coloured dial with contrasting elliptical pinkish-brown mother-of-pearl chronograph counters and small seconds sub-dial.
A "truncated sector" date window is found between 10 and 11 o’clock. Not only does this allow an uncluttered presentation of the chronograph display, but the sector configuration also allows at-a-glance reading of the date, since if the minute hand happens to be obscuring the date, the previous and following dates remain visible but truncated, leaving no doubt as to the actual date. As the ultimate touch of luxury, a diamond "briolette" (0.08 ct) is set into the crown of the watch.Between applied and facetted hour markers, the watch’s facetted and diamond-polished lozenge-shaped hands can be read off against a minute scale graduated to one quarter of a second.
The Omega De Ville "Chocolate" timepiece is equipped with the state of the art calibre 3313 chronograph movement. Using Omega’s proprietary Co-Axial technology with the free sprung-balance, which offers greater running stability, this self-winding movement is equipped with a column wheel: a ratchet wheel with columns that govern the precision operation of various levers for the chronograph functions.

As a prestige movement, the OMEGA calibre 3313 naturally has an exclusive finish with circular graining, Geneva wave decoration, rhodium-plated surfaces and gold-plated engravings, as well as a blued-steel centre screw – all visible through the transparent sapphire crystal case back. The movement’s precision is attested by its chronometer certificate issued by the official Swiss chronometer testing institute COSC. It has a power reserve of 55 hours.
Despite its distinctive look, the jewellery model nevertheless retains certain unmistakable De Ville Co-Axial characteristics, such as the distinctive stainless-steel case derived from the top-of-the-range Central Tourbillon model, with a high attention to detail evidenced by the grooves on the underside of the pushers.
The watch is also water resistant to 100m/330ft thanks to a screw-in crown with a double-gasket and a screw-in case back, the latter fitted with a transparent sapphire crystal to show off the movement. The unique dial is also protected by a domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on the inside.

These two luxury models are complemented by a calfskin leather strap in a unique shade of brown that matches the dial and is fitted with a matching polished 18-carat red gold or stainless-steel fold-over clasp.

OMEGA Speedmaster Professional 35th Moon Landing Anniversary Edition

The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional 35th Moon Landing Anniversary Edition timepiece was launched in 2004 to mark the 35th anniversary the first lunar landing. This historical event also witnessed a rise of legendary line – the OMEGA Speedmaster – in the world of exceptional watches. Thanks to this unforgettable moment, but more importantly thanks to the expertise and reliability that led to the Speedmaster being selected for manned spaceflight missions in the first place, the Speedmaster Professional Chronograph remains as popular today as ever.

Though the Speedmaster was first launched in 1957, relatively few changes have been made to its design or its movement over the years. In fact, the highly robust case design, totally functional dial and unbeatably reliable movement were instrumental in helping the Speedmaster to become the only chronograph to pass the most stringent tests ever devised for a watch by NASA.
The special edition for the 35th anniversary of the moon landing distinguishes itself in its own original manner with a unique sapphire crystal case back on which the Apollo 11 mission patch is glazed in colour. The case-back ring bears the special inscription "Apollo 11 35th anniversary Limited Edition" as well as the limited-edition number (0001/3500). The limited-edition status is also confirmed by a subtle inscription below the Omega Speedmaster Professional name on the dial, mentioning merely the date of the Apollo 11 landing "July 20, 1969" in red.

The 35th anniversary Speedmaster has a silver dial with applied hour markers with luminous dots and contrasting black counters for the continuous small seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters. It has the typical Speedmaster stainless-steel bezel with black aluminium ring bearing the tachymeter scale, rhodium-plated hands with SuperLuminova and stainless-steel bracelet with safety clasp. The movement is the classic Omega hand-winding chronograph calibre 1861, which has a 45-hour power reserve. It is a direct descendant of the original 321 and 861 calibres used in the very first Speedmasters and as such shares the same reliability and resistance that helped its predecessors withstand temperature fluctuations of over 100°C, shocks of 40g, acceleration of 16g and vibrations of between 5 and 2000 Hz during the NASA tests.

This timepiece was produced in limited series of 3500, individually numbered, and bears the Apollo 11 insignia.

OMEGA Speedmaster Michael Schumacher "The Legend" Limited Edition

This limited edition version of the legendary Speedmaster timepiece was launched in 2004 to celebrate the record-breaking achievements of Michael Schumacher and the Ferrari Formula 1 team in 2003. Bearing subtle traces of Ferrari's and OMEGA's signature red and a highly distinctive dial, the Speedmaster "Legend" watch pays tribute to Michael Schumacher, the most successful F1 driver in recent times.

This commemorative limited-edition model has a 38.8mm stainless steel case and a brushed-steel bezel engraved with the Speedmaster's characteristic tachymeter scale. It has a distinctive matt silvered dial with black chronograph counters and a white-on-black date window at 6 o'clock. Rhodium-plated, facetted baguette-style hour markers and an applied OMEGA symbol add a touch of refinement, whereas the Speedmaster name in red perfectly complements the sporty red-on-black minute track with ¼ second subdivisions. The luminous "stick" hands also recall the legendary Moon Watch.
This collectors' piece is powered by the OMEGA calibre 3301 self-winding column-wheel chronograph movement. The movement display the hours and minutes centrally, with a sub-dial at 9 o'clock for the continuous seconds display. The chronograph functions comprise a central seconds hand with totalisers for 30 minutes situated at 3 o'clock and for 12 hours at 6 o'clock. The calibre 3301 has a power reserve of 55 hours and is also an officially certified COSC chronometer.

This timepiece was produced in a limited edition of 6000 pieces and each model has its individual number engraved around the edge of the case back (in the form 0001/6000) along with the inscription "Sixth Title Limited Edition". This timepiece is fitted with a matching stainless-steel bracelet with pushbutton-operated foldover clasp.  The centre of the case back bears the inscription "Michael Schumacher / The Legend" in red. Thanks to a screw-in case back and screw-in crown, the Speedmaster "Legend" watch is water resistant to 100 metres.

WENGER TERRAGRAPH

Perpetuating the tradition of neo-classic design, the WENGER TERRAGRAPH is a blend of aesthetics, multi-functionality and precision. This refined sport watch is distinguished by its original colour combinations and dial executions. Its under-stated, modern look, combined with its practical usage, will ensure it appeals to the most demanding connoisseurs.

Catered to the selective consumer, the originality of this model will earn it much success among devotees of sober yet modern designs.
The WENGER TERRAGRAPH comes in seven gent executions, and five lady executions. These watches are fitted with either a genuine leather strap or a 316L stainless steel bracelet. Continuing the high tradition of quality synonymous with the Wenger timepiece collection, the WENGER TERRAGRAPH features a sapphire crystal, 316L stainless steel case and bracelet, Swiss Made quartz movement, as well as a limited three year international warranty.

Technical details
Movement
Quartz

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and date

Case
Brushed and polished 316L stainless steel, 43mm
Sapphire crystal

Dial
Beige
Wenger logo at 12 o'clock
Luminescent hands and hourmarkers
Date window at 6 o'clock

Bracelet/Strap
Brown leather strap or stainless steel bracelet

WENGER SEAFORCE

The Wenger SEAFORCE is a professional diving watch dedicated to those who love to explore the extreme conditions of sea and land. This multifunctional yet trendy timepiece is available in gents as well as ladies executions. Water tightness of this diving watch is 20 ATM; thanks to the rigorous fabrication and use of the highest quality materials, such as 316L stainless steel, a highly resistant screw-on back and ultra resistant gaskets to insure perfect air tightness.

The WENGER SEAFORCE is equipped with a Swiss Made quartz movement. The case has smooth rounded edges and is very finely brushed with polished sides. The sapphire crystal provides the type of scratch-resistance required by divers who evolve around abrasive materials such as rocks, sand and corals. The gent’s execution measures 43.0mm in diameter, 12.0mm thick and the lug width is 22mm. The ladies version has a 36.0mm diameter; it's 10.5mm thick and has a lug width of 18.0mm.
The WENGER SEAFORCE has a multi-faceted screw down crown. The threads engage easily and screwing and unscrewing is very smooth. The crown is marked with the Wenger Cross.

The unidirectional bezel on the WENGER SEAFORCE has a distinctive design with a large luminescent dot at 12 o’clock and minutes marked in 5 minute intervals, as well as bold numbers every 10 minutes from 20 to 50. The bezel-rim has slanted grooved edges, which make for an excellent grip, even with gloves. The WENGER SEAFORCE is assembled with Superluminova covered markers and hands for enhanced night visibility.

The WENGER SEAFORCE is a very trendy timepiece also conceived for every day wear. The gent is available in 4 dial executions, black & white, black & orange, black & yellow, black & blue. The lady is available in 3 dial executions black & yellow, black & pink, black & blue. These models are fitted with either a comfortable yet resistant black silicon strap or a solid 316L stainless steel bracelet. The bracelet is brushed and has two polished rows that flow down to the clasp. It's fitted with a double locking flip mechanism clasp, which has a built in diver's extension. It is strong and sturdy and very comfortable to wear.


Technical details
Movement
Quartz

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and date

Case
Brushed and polished 316L stainless steel, 43 mm
Scratchproof sapphire crystal and screw-down back
Screw-lock facetted crown and fluted unidirectional rotating bezel
Water-resistant to 200 m / 20 ATM

Dial
Black and blue
Hands coated with Superluminova
Date window at 4:30

Strap
Black silicon

Saturday, August 30, 2014

FORTIS B-42 STRATOLINER CHRONOGRAPH Steel PVD Black/ Rose Gold Limited Edition

Launched in 2012 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of FORTIS, this B-42 STRATOLINER CHRONOGRAPH in Steel PVD black/ rose gold was produced in a limited edition of 100 pieces. Equipped with Swiss made ETA 7750 movement, this timepiece displays chronograph functions with tachymeter and day/date indication in addition to normal timekeeping functions.
The Steel PVD black/ rose gold, polished, three-part case measuring 42 mm is fixed with a rose gold bezel featuring tachymeter scale. Crown and chronograph pushers are crafted in 18 carat rose gold. The Bi-colour black matt/5N rose gold dial features flange with 25/100 and hour/minute indication, and the Arabic numerals, indices and hour/minute hands are embossed with Superluminova white for high legibility during poor light conditions.
The triangle at 3’o clock illustrates the direction of rotating the crown for quick adjustment. 
When it comes to chronograph section, the 30-minute counter is positioned at 12’ o clock and 12-hour counter is at 6’o clock. The Chronograph counters - 30-minute counter & 12-hour counter – are in rose gold and feature black matte hands. A golden central hand looks after chronograph 60 seconds function. The small seconds counter in black shade at 9’o clock has golden Arabic numerals, indices and hand. The Day window is positioned at 9’o clock just right side of small seconds dial and the date indication is at 3’o clock.

Technical details
Model : B-42 STRATOLINER CHRONOGRAPH Steel PVD Black/ Rose Gold Limited Edition
Reference: 665.13.19
Case No.  665.13.141
665.13.19 LC 0: Croco strap black with steel buckle
665.13.19: Caoutchouc strap black with folding clasp PVD black
Option: Folding clasp PVD black with FORTIS logo for leather strap

Movement
Automatic Swiss Movement 7750, 13 ¼ ''', 25 jewels
28,800 semi-vibrations per hour
Fine timing device and Incabloc shock absorber

Functions
Chronograph, hour, minute, permanent small second
Centre-stop-second, tachymeter, 30 minute counter at pos. 12 h
12 hour counter at pos. 6 h, Day / Date indication

Case 
Steel PVD black/ rose gold, polished, three-parts, 42 mm case diameter, pusher protection
Fix bezel: 5N rose gold with tachymeter scale
Sapphire crystal anti-reflective on both sides  
Crown: solid rose gold polished with FORTIS logo 
Pushers: solid rose gold with pusher protection 18 kt
Screw-down glass case back, individually numbered (xxxx/2012)
Water-resistant 200m / 20 bar

Dial/Hands
Bi-colour black matt/5N rose gold
Flange with 25/100 and hour/minute indication  
Triangle at pos. 3 h illustrating the direction of rotating the crown for quick adjustment
Arabic numerals, indices and hour/minute hands with Superluminova white
30-minute counter at pos. 12 h
12-hour counter at pos. 6 h, Chronograph function hands black matte
Permanent small second hand at pos. 9 h in 5N rosegold
Day indication at pos 9 h, date indication at pos. 3 h

Attachment
Croco strap black padded, fitted to the case

Packaging
Leather box, pouch with FORTIS logo
Instruction manual, international warranty card   
Certificate of limitation

Special Features
Limited Edition 100 pieces
Crown and pushers solid rose gold 18 kt
Anti-reflective coating with blue-violet tonality
Rotor rose gold-plated with FORTIS logo black
Classic chronograph with tachymetre function
Both sporty and elegant due to the bicolour optic
High functionality and clear design

Maurice Lacroix - FC Barcelona Special Edition Watch Collection

In 2014, Maurice Lacroix announced a three-year partnership with FC Barcelona as the “FC Barcelona Official Watch Partner”. To celebrate this partnership the Swiss watch maker based in Saignelégier in the Jura region has unveiled special edition watches that carry insignia of one of the world’s most prestigious football clubs with a global fan base of over 300 million admirers and 100 million social media followers.
Maurice Lacroix - FC Barcelona Special Edition PONTOS Chronograph
Through this innovative partnership, Maurice Lacroix and FC Barcelona will join in facilitating access to the world of high-quality Swiss luxury for football fans and watch aficionados alike.The watchmaker brings unparalleled savoir-faire in luxury goods marketing to the playing field, and in turn, will benefit from increased brand awareness with 300 million fans and the added emotion of sharing in FC Barcelona’s cult status.
Maurice Lacroix - FC Barcelona Special Edition PONTOS Chronograph
Through this outstanding partnership, FC Barcelona and Maurice Lacroix aim to remain close to their fans, speak the same language, and offer every one of them a high-quality Swiss luxury product. An affordable “fan’s” watch will provide an entry-level opportunity for Swiss timepiece ownership.
Maurice Lacroix - FC Barcelona Special Edition PONTOS Chronograph
For lovers of mechanical timepieces or for those wishing to make the big jump, a stunning “player’s” watch and a sophisticated “executive” model will also be sold in all FC Barcelona boutiques and in the extensive worldwide network of official Maurice Lacroix retailers.
Maurice Lacroix - FC Barcelona Special Edition  ELIROS Chronograph,Quartz movement, Ø 40mm stainless steel case with FCB logo engraved on caseback, Silver dial with polychromic printed FCB logo (EL1088-SS002-120),NATO strap matching FCB colours,Water-resistant to 50 m / 5 atm
FC Barcelona is proud of its Swiss origins (the club was founded by Hans Gamper from Winterthur), just as it is proud of being the emblem of the local Catalan community. But FC Barcelona is much “more than a club”, as expressed in itsmotto “mésque un club”. FC Barcelona is the No. 1 sports club in the world in many respects. It has won all football’s most prestigious trophies multiple times. It attracts only the best players in the world. It displays an amazing and unique one-touch style of football. It invests in and nurtures the most promising talents, and supports numerous charitable organizations.
Maurice Lacroix - FC Barcelona Special Edition  ELIROS Chronograph, Quartz movement, Ø 40mm stainless steel case with FCB logo engraved on caseback,Black dial with polychromic printed FCB logo (EL1088-SS002-320), Rhodium plated hands, Metal bracelet with double security clasp, Water-resistant to 50 m / 5 atm
Since the launch of its first watch in 1975, the stylish Swiss watches conceived by the creative and ambitious design team at Maurice Lacroix have gained international recognition. Maurice Lacroix timepieces offer eclectic and playful designs, patented technologies and new ultra-performing materials. All are imbued with the enduring values of quality, reliability and authenticity.
Maurice Lacroix - FC Barcelona Special Edition  ELIROS Date
Just like FC Barcelona, Maurice Lacroix is a symbol of success that is all about style, substance, and a relentless passion for progress. Riding this wave of shared values and ambitions, the Swiss watchmaker and the Catalan football club make a perfect team in jointly exploring innovative ways of reaching out to both football fans and watch lovers.

CHRONOSWISS Sirius Retrograde Day

The Sirius Retrograde Day is available in 18-kt red gold (with dark-grey or terracotta dials) and Stainless steel (with dark-grey or terracotta dials) versions. The solid 29-part case (18-kt red gold or Stainless steel) measuring 44 mm diameter houses the Chronoswiss Caliber C.286 automatic movement featuring a skeletonized rotor with côtes de Genève decoration.
The metal dial, which is available dark-grey or terracotta versions, has gold-plated applied markers, gold-plated and hand-finished Feuille hands. In addition to basic timekeeping functions, the dial of this timepiece boasts a date window at 12’o clock and a retrograde day indication at 6’o clock.
The Sirius Retrograde Day  features polished, flat, screw-down bezel with full thread and anti-reflective coating on one side of sapphire crystal, screw-down polished case back with sapphire crystal, onion-style crown and screw-in lugs with patented Autobloc System.

Technical details
Reference numbers
CH 8121 R ds: 18-kt red gold, dial dark-grey
CH 8121 R cp: 18-kt red gold, dial terracotta
CH 8123 ds: Stainless steel, dial dark grey
CH 8123 cp: Stainless steel, dial terracotta

Displays 
Sweep hours, minutes and seconds
Date window at 12 o´clock
Retrograde display of day

Case 
Solid 29-part case
Polished, flat, screw-down polished bezel with full thread and anti-reflective coating on one side of sapphire crystal
Screw-down polished case back with full thread and anti-reflective coating on one side of sapphire crystal
Onion-style crown (solid in the material of the case)
Screw-in lugs with patented Autobloc System
Water-resistant to 3 atm
Measurements: Ø 40 mm, height 10,12 mm

Movement 
Chronoswiss Caliber C.286
Diameter: Ø 30 mm (13 ¼ ´´´)
Height: 5,20 mm
Jewels: 22
Balance: Glucydur, three-legged
Balance spring: Nivarox I
Fine adjustment: Index via eccentric cam
Frequency: 4 Hz., 28.800 vph (semi-oscillations)
Power reserve: Approx. 42 hours
Special features: Skeletonized rotor with côtes de Genève, ball bearings; polished pallet  lever, escape wheel and screws, plates and bridges with perlage

Dial 
Metal dial, gold-plated applied markers
Gold-plated hands, hand-finished, Feuille shape

Strap 
Louisiana crocodile leather
Clasp: Pin buckle or folding clasp

CHRONOSWISS Sirius Small Seconds

The Sirius Small Seconds is a classic and luxurious timepiece with pure design. Available in 18 carat gold (CH 8021 R) and stainless steel (CH 802) versions, this exceptional automatic timepiece displays basic timekeeping functions using central sweep hour and minute hands, and small seconds at 6 o´clock.
The pure metal dial of this adorable watch boasts gold-plated applied markers and hand-finished gold-plated Feuille hands. Other features include screw-down polished case back with full thread and anti-reflective coating on one side of sapphire crystal, onion-style crown (solid in the material of the case) and Screw-in lugs with patented Autobloc System.
The Sirius Small Seconds is equipped with Chronoswiss Caliber C.285 automatic movement featuring a skeletonized rotor with côtes de Genève. This 25 jewels calibre has a power reserve up to 42 hours. The Sirius Small Seconds is available with Louisiana crocodile leather strap with pin buckle or folding clasp.
Technical details
Reference numbers
CH 8021 R: 18-kt red gold
CH 8023: Stainless steel

Displays 
Sweep hours and minutes, small seconds at 6 o´clock

Case 
Solid 29-part case
Polished, flat, screw-down polished bezel with full thread
Anti-reflective coating on one side of sapphire crystal
Screw-down polished case back with full thread and anti-reflective coating on one side of sapphire crystal
Onion-style crown (solid in the material of the case)
Screw-in lugs with patented Autobloc System
Water-resistant to 3 atm
Measurements: Ø 40 mm, height 10,12 mm

Movement 
Chronoswiss Caliber C.285
Diameter: Ø 30 mm (~131/4´´´)
Height: 5, 20 mm
Jewels: 25
Balance: Glucydur, three-legged
Balance spring: Nivarox I
Fine adjustment: Index via eccentric cam
Frequency: 4 Hz., 28.800 vph (semi-oscillations)
Power reserve: Approx. 42 hours
Special features: Skeletonized rotor with côtes de Genève, ball bearings; polished pallet lever, escape wheel and screws, plates and bridges with perlage

Dial 
Metal dial, gold-plated applied markers
Hands: Gold-plated hands, hand-finished, Feuille shape

Strap 
Louisiana crocodile leather
Clasp: Pin buckle or folding clasp

CHRONOSWISS Timemaster Chronograph Day Date

The CHRONOSWISS Timemaster Chronograph Day Date (available in Stainless steel or DLC coated steel versions) has a polished case and houses a Chronoswiss Caliber C.771 automatic movement. This multi functional chronograph timepiece boasts a galvanic black metallic dial with it details and metal hands coated with superluminova for high legibility.
The Timemaster Chronograph Day Date model looks after its basic timekeeping functions with the help of central sweep hour and minute hands and small seconds dial at 9’o clock. The chronograph has 30 minute counter at 12’o clock, 12 hour counter at 6’o clock, and a red sweep seconds hands for 60 seconds. The day and date window is placed at 3’o clock.
Other external features of this exceptional Chronograph Day Date watch include polished bezel and anti-reflective sapphire crystal, Screw-down case back with full thread and embossing, Onion style crown, chronograph pushers at 2’o clock & 4’o clock, and screw-in lugs with patented Autobloc System. The 25 jewels automatic movement delivers a power reserve up to 46 hours.
Technical details
Reference numbers
CH 9043 bk: Stainless steel
CH 9043 B db: Stainless steel, bezel with DLC coating

Displays 
Sweep hours and minutes
Day and date window at 3 o’clock
Sweep chronograph seconds, 30-minute counter, 12-hour counter
Small seconds

Case 
Polished solid 52-part case
Polished bezel and anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screw-down case back with full thread and embossing
Onion style crown, screw-in lugs with patented Autobloc System
Water resistant to 10 atm
Measurements: Ø 44 mm, height 15,30 mm

Movement 
Chronoswiss Caliber C.771
Diameter: Ø 30 mm (13 ¼ ´´´)
Height: 7.90 mm
Jewels: 25
Balance: Glucydur, three-legged
Balance spring: Nivarox I
Fine adjustment: Via excenter cam
Shock protection: Incabloc shock protection
Frequency: 4 Hz/28,800 vph (semi-oscillations)
Power reserve: Approx. 46 hours
Special features: Skeletonized rotor with côtes de Genève, ball bearings, polished pallet lever and escape wheel; bridges and plates with perlage

Dial 
Metal dial, galvanic black, details in Super-LumiNova
Metal hands coated with Super-LumiNova, Modern-style

Strap 
Rubber with folding clasp

CHRONOSWISS Timemaster Retrograde Day

The Timemaster Retrograde Day is an exceptional calendar watch crafted in solid stainless steel, and offers a spectacular display of sweep hours & minutes, date and retrograde day indication through its stunning dial which is available in metallic, galvanic black or luminous versions.
The solid 30 part case measures 44 mm and houses and automatic movement. The first two versions, CH 8145 bk (galvanic black dial) & CH 8145 wh (Sliver dial) feature a polished bezel with DLC coating. The CH 8143 lu model has polished bezel and luminous dial.
Other exterior features of the watch include Screw-down case back with full thread and embossing, Onion-style crown and Screw-in lugs with patented Autobloc System.
Technical details
Reference numbers
CH 8145 bk Stainless steel, bezel with DLC coating, galvanic black dial
CH 8145 wh Stainless steel, bezel with DLC coating, galvanic silver dial
CH 8143 lu Stainless steel, dial Super-LumiNova

Displays
Sweep hours and minutes
Date window at 12 o’clock
Retrograde display of the day

Case 
Solid 30-part case
Polished bezel with anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screw-down case back with full thread and embossing
Onion-style crown
Screw-in lugs with patented Autobloc System
Water -resistant to 10 atm
Measurements: Ø 44 mm, height 15,10 mm

Movement
Chronoswiss Caliber C.286
Diameter: Ø 30 mm (13 ¼ ´´´)
Height: 5,20 mm
Jewels: 22
Balance: Glucydur, three-legged
Balance spring: Nivarox I
Fine adjustment: Via excenter cam
Shock protection: Incabloc
Frequency: 4 Hz./ 28,800 vph (semi-oscillations)
Power reserve: Approx. 42 hours
Special features: Skeletonized rotor with côtes de Genève, ball bearings, polished pallet lever and escape wheel; bridges and plates with perlage

Dial
Metal dial, galvanic black or Super-LumiNova
Hand: Metal hands coated with Super-LumiNova, Modern-style

Strap
Rubber

HYT H1 ICEBERG (Ref 148-TT-11-BF-RW) Limited Edition

HYT, the Swiss watch brand which introduced the concept of hydro mechanical horology in the world of luxury watches, now welcomes a new member H1 ICEBERG to its much appreciated H1 Collection. Dressed in a massive yet cool looking Titanium case, this ice age inspired timepiece houses mechanical hand wound HYT movement that powers the spectacular display of time integrating traditional watch making and hydro mechanical technology. In this particular model, snowy white colour plays a dominant role and the aquatic blue is selected as the fluid colour and to highlight small seconds counter and power reserve indicator.
The rubber-clad screw-lock crown also shines in blue. The highly complex dial of H1 ICEBERG boasts unstructured fluid jours, Grey hour dial, white indexes and numerals, Palladium grey minute dial, grey indexes and numerals and luminescent hand and hour-markers. The breathtaking display of inner mechanism is visible through the sapphire crystal case back.
Technical details
Model: H1 ICEBERG
Ref 148-TT-11-BF-RW
Limited edition of 50 pieces

Case    
Titanium with brushed, shot-peened and satin-finished surfaces
Diameter: 48.8 mm
Thickness: 17.9 mm
Blue rubber-clad screw-lock crown
Titanium crown guard
Titanium screw-locked added lugs
Titanium dome at 06:00
Cambered sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating on the inside
Screw-down sapphire back
Water-resistant to 100 meters

Movement    
Mechanical hand-wound, exclusive HYT calibre
28,800 vph, 4 Hz, 35 jewels
Bridges hand-chamfered and adorned with Côtes de Genève, rhodiumed bellows
65-hour power reserve

Dial    
Unstructured, fluid jours
Grey hour dial, white indexes and numerals, Palladium grey minute dial, grey indexes and numerals
Luminescent hand and hour-markers
Regulator at 12:00
Small seconds wheel at 09:30
Power reserve indicator at 02:30

Functions    
Retrograde blue fluid hours; minutes, seconds
   
Strap    
White rubber – available in blue gummy alligator, titanium pin buckle

Hysek Watches - Introduction

Renowned and highly esteemed for the strong identity of its timepiece creations, Hysek is considered one of the watchmaking industry’s most prominent designers today. By combining visual strength and harmonious lines, Hysek’s design plays with recurring graphic themes, so that the brand has become established in connoisseurs’ memories.

Launched in 1997, HYSEK brand has imposed its avant-gardiste vision within the watch industry as well as its atypical style which heckles and dares the difference. Considered as the most prestigious “designer horloger”, Hysek has gained a significant and prestigious position on the high end of luxury timepieces.

Hysek is synonym of refinement, technicality, quality, singularity and audacity. Its contemporary style reveals minimalist and pure lines. HYSEK timepieces are the result of the harmony of shapes and volumes combined to an extreme search of the detail which convey a very strong and recognizable identity. The elements proper to Hysek concept are the dial displaying the numbers 1-5-7-11 as well as the fold-over buckles, exclusive design to Hysek in a perfect continuity to the case.

The brand has expanded very quickly and in the purpose of establishing its watch making legitimacy, Hysek created its own manufacture in 2007, which placed the company as a major actor of the watch industry. With the presentation of its first tourbillon calibre in 2007, referenced as HW03, Hysek earned its marks and now figures incontestably among the most prominent actors in high horology.

By developing its own mechanical movements featuring both minor and grand complications, Hysek intends to put forth timepieces that are perfectly adapted to their audacious design. Indeed, the principal advantage of industrial independence is the ability to enrich its designers’ graphic palette and liberate them from any constraints imposed by generic movements with fixed parameters. Yet this new approach must also allow for the creation of Hysek timepieces, characterized by their total exclusivity and singular design, which will seduce those discerning individuals eager to express their passions by emphasizing their originality.

Today, the brand creates and manufactures watches, jewellery, writing instruments and accessories. Distributed in more than 50 countries, Hysek can prevail of an international exposure and reputation.

Contact details
MANUFACTURE HYSEK SA
Phone +41 21 804 90 90
Fax +41 21 803 19 29
Chemin de la Vignette 1
CH-1167 Lussy-sur-Morges

Website: www.hysek.com

OMEGA Railmaster 49.2mm

Launched in 2004, the OMEGA Railmaster 49.2mm timepiece boasts a classic Railmaster design which recalls the brand's first official railway pocket watches. Equipped with a manual winding mechanical pocket watch movement, the Railmaster 49.2mm is one of the company's largest wristwatches ever made.

The original OMEGA Railmaster was first launched in 1957 and upheld an already longstanding association between OMEGA and rail transport. Whereas the company had been supplying official (pocket) watches for railway companies worldwide since 1895, the Railmaster was its first wristwatch designed specially for railway workers, scientists, technicians and electricians, or indeed anyone else working in or around powerful electric currents, it had a special double antimagnetic case to protect the watch movement from the harmful effects of these electrical fields.
The dimensions (49.2mm) of this wristwatch stand in direct contrast to its otherwise subtle design, which retains the same understated elegance as the original 1957 model, with its classic symmetrical stainless-steel case and a simple polished stainless-steel bezel. The matt black dial bears Arabic numerals inset with SuperLuminova luminous material which, given their size, ensure optimum legibility even in the dark. Furthermore, to enhance its connection with historical pocket watches, the Railmaster 49.2mm displays a small-seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock.

The Railmaster 49.2mm is equipped with the 16.5 lines (37.2 mm) manual-winding pocket watch calibre 2201, a high precision movement with 60-hour power reserve and official certification from the independent Swiss chronometer testing institute (COSC). The Railmaster 49.2mm is also the first wristwatch for a number of years to be fitted with a pocket watch movement. The large sapphire crystal case back gives a clear view of the fine decoration of the movement, with Geneva wave décor, circular graining and bevelled bridges. A similar sapphire crystal covers the dial, with its anti-reflective treatment on both sides further improving the high legibility of this time piece.

This imposing Railmaster model is fitted with a brown alligator leather strap with pushbutton foldover clasp and is water resistant to 150 metres.

HYSEK Abyss Tourbillon Four Elements

After the success of the first Tourbillon entirely produced in its own manufacture and launched in 2008; HYSEK enriched the Abyss Tourbillon’s range in 2009 with a new « The four elements » Collection revealing the symbolic nature of each of the elements in their design, especially through the colour of the dial and the bezel inlayed with gems.

Fire - HELIOS: God of the Sun. The symbolic element of this complication is the Sun which is designed on the blazing red-tinted dial; a dynamic and dazzling piece with a bezel inlayed with six rubies.
HYSEK Abyss Tourbillon Four Elements - HELIOS
Water – TETHYS: First Ocean at the time of the united continents. TETHYS owns a deep blue-tinted dial with as a symbolic element the pearl, precious jewel born of the ocean’s depth, for an exquisite refinement. This complication with a bezel inlayed with six sapphires is of a remarkable elegance and delicacy.
HYSEK Abyss Tourbillon Four Elements - TETHYS
Air – CELESTE: This complication presents a night-blue dial such the celestial vault on which the Lion constellation, king of animals is represented. Majestic and aerial piece with a bezel inlayed with six diamonds.
HYSEK Abyss Tourbillon Four Elements - CELESTE
Earth - GAIA: Goddess identified as being the Earth-mother, the symbolic element represented on the green-tinted dial is the Swiss country, salute to the cradle of the watchmaking. GAIA and its bezel inlayed with six emeralds convey purity and tradition.
HYSEK Abyss Tourbillon Four Elements - GAIA
Technical details

Movement
Movement with manual winding up
Fly Tourbillon 1tr/minute
With titanium balance
Platinum decoration
Shot-blasting bridge
Galvanic treatment on the platinum bridges in ruthenium
Escape by Manufacture HYSEK
Opening on the Cog specific to HYSEK
Power Reserve: 75 hours
Frequency: 28’800 Vph
338 components
28 jewels

Functions
Hour and minute
Semi-instantaneous Big date with discs in aluminium alloy

Case
18k Rose Gold case
Horns in black titanium
Diameter: 44 mm
Height: 18 mm
Length: 63 mm
Bezel: Bezel in tinted sapphire
Sapphire with anti-reflection treatment
Water Resistance: 300 meters

Dial
Dial in tinted sapphire

Strap
Articulated strap in rubber with H insert in titanium
HYSEK double fold-over buckle in titanium

Limited edition
30 pieces per model

Price
On Request

Friday, August 29, 2014

HYSEK DUNA Quartz

Introduced in 2006 by world renowned watch designer JORG HYSEK, DUNA is an avant-garde timepiece specially created for ladies. This exceptional Swiss quartz timepiece boasts an exclusive case forming two arches on the wrist, a dial featuring with large Arabic numerals and a folding clasp in a truly JORG HYSEK design. This model was produced either in Case 750 (18K) pink gold or White gold 750 (18K), with different diamond settings.
In 2008, HYSEK imagined a new model of elegance and refinement to wear in all occasion for a more classical public: perfect replica of the DUNA in smaller size; more discrete but also more glamorous, this piece of an endless elegance with really feminine shapes available in 18k Rose Gold or Steel.
Technical details
Movement
Quartz Movement
5 Jewels
Frequency: 32’768 A/H

Functions
Hours and Minutes

Case
18k Rose Gold, Steel
Diam. 29 x H 9.45 x L 37.10 mm (Small Version)
Water resistance: 30 meters
Glass: Crystal Sapphire with anti reflection treatment

Dial
Exclusive HYSEK Stamping

Strap
Rubber, 18k Rose Gold or Steel with fold over buckle, created exclusively for the model in the continuity and harmony of the case.

Price
On Request

HYSEK IO Big Date Quartz

The IO line expresses a will of HYSEK to broaden its offer for more classical customers who are sensitive to the very distinctive design which characterize the brand. The HYSEK IO Big Date Quartz timepiece owns a perfect aesthetic and will seduce a less demanding public but also greedy for design and unique objects as well as the amateurs of great timepieces in a more sober and refined style. This line is declined in anew quartz version for the easiness of use.
Movement
Quartz movement
Frequency: 32’768 A/H

Functions
Big Date at 3 O’Clock
Hours, minutes & Seconds

Case
18k Rose Gold or Steel
Diam. 42 x H 12 mm
Crown Screwed
Water resistance: 50 meters
Glass: Crystal Sapphire with anti reflection treatment

Dial
Exclusive Hysek stamping

Strap
Rubber with fold over buckle exclusive to HYSEK

Price
On Request

HYSEK - Abyss H Automatic & Abyss H Big Date Quartz

Designed especially for women who love technical timepieces, the Automatic Abyss H offers immaculate display of hours, minutes and seconds functions through its stunning dial highlighted with gold details. This timepiece piece is available in 18k Rose Gold and Steel as well as in various jewellery versions. The bezel in black PVD confers a more robust spirit to the watch and the alligator strap as well as the dial set with six diamonds brings a touch of refinement to the piece.

Movement
Mechanical Automatic Movement modified and customized by HYSEK
Movement composed of 70 pieces and 25 jewels
Côtes de Genève finishing
Frequency: 28’800 A/H
Power reserve: 38 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes & seconds

Case
18k Rose Gold or Steel
Various Jewellery versions
Diam. 35 x H 16 x L 58 mm
Crown Screwed
Bezel: Bezel blocking system exclusive to HYSEK, Bezel in 18k Rose Gold, Black PVD or Steel
Glass: Crystal Sapphire with anti reflection treatment
Water resistance: 10 ATM / 100 meters (Gold) and 30 ATM / 300 meters (Steel)

Dial
Exclusive HYSEK stamping

Strap
Rubber or Alligator with fold-over buckle exclusive to HYSEK

Price
On Request

Abyss H Big Date Quartz
The Abyss H Big date is endowed with a quartz movement for its ease of use and with a dial with decorative screws as well as a bezel in black PVD. This watch displays a 35mm diameter and a case available in 18k Rose Gold or Steel. The Abyss H Big date is Available in various jewellery versions.
Movement
Quartz Movement
4 Jewels
Frequency: 32’768 A/H

Functions
Hours, Minutes & Seconds

Case
18k Rose Gold, Steel
Numerous Jewellery variants
Diam. 35 x H 16 x L 58 mm
Crown Screwed
Bezel: 18k Rose Gold Bezel, Steel or Black PVD
Water resistance: 100 meters (Rose Gold) /300 meters (Steel)
Glass: Crystal Sapphire with anti reflection treatment

Dial
Exclusive HYSEK stamping and decorative screws

Strap
Rubber or Alligator with fold over buckle exclusive to HYSEK

Price
On Request

Vacheron Constantin - The Collection Excellence Platine: Traditionnelle Day-Date and Power Reserve and Traditionnelle World Time

Celebrating a pure, rare and eternal material, the Collection Excellence Platine by Vacheron Constantin welcomes two new models that will delight all those with a taste for pure, understated dials, as well as keen long-distance travellers. This noble line of preciously attired watches highlights the full extent of the expertise cultivated by the Geneva-based Manufacture in the creation of mechanical movements ranging from the simplest to the most complex.

Designed, developed and produced by the Vacheron Constantin Manufacture, the two calibres powering the Traditionnelle Day-Date and Power Reserve and Traditionnelle World Time watches thereby consolidate the brand’s range of useful complications.
The Collection Excellence Platine: Traditionnelle Day-Date and Power Reserve


The Collection Excellence Platine reinforces the unique character of the watches that have joined the ranks of this prestigious range since its creation in 2006. In developing this exclusive line of timepieces, Vacheron Constantin wished to highlight the distinctive qualities of platinum.

The material was first used by the Geneva-based Manufacture in 1820 and has since been featured in a number of its creations. 95% pure as against 75% for 18-carat gold, platinum is sourced from an extremely limited number of deposits worldwide. Its purity and its rarity make it the ultimate material for the most exclusive timepieces. Its density and its weight explain its resistance that is far higher than that of other metals. The imperishable, high-performance properties of platinum render it synonymous with durability and ensure its enduring appeal among an elite circle of connoisseurs and collectors.

Through its elitist identity codes, the Collection Excellence Platine by Vacheron Constantin pays a marked tribute to the most prestigious of all metals. In addition to a case and crown in 950 platinum, each model belonging to this collection features a dial with a sandblasted finish bearing the discreet inscription “PT950” between 4 and 5 o’clock. Secured by a 950 platinum folding clasp, the strap in dark blue alligator leather is graced with a saddle-stitched finish, hand-sewn with silk and 950 platinum thread lending an ultimate touch of perfection.

Each model is produced in individually numbered series never exceeding 150. The latest additions to this collection, the Traditionnelle Date Day and Power Reserve and the Traditionnelle World Time, are no exception to the rule, since only 100 of each will be released. They naturally carry the same external tokens of distinction as the preceding models: a case, crown, dial and buckle in 950 platinum.

Both stemming from the Traditionnelle collection, the two models equipped with useful complications draw upon the constantly enriched watchmaking heritage of Vacheron Constantin, while further strengthening a “medium complication” segment in which the Manufacture excels as much as in that of extremely sophisticated horological complications.

The timeless classicism of the two Traditionnelle Date-Day and Power Reserve and Traditionnelle World Time models confirm their kinship with the horological traditions of the collection from which they have arisen. Inspired by the aesthetic codes that have distinguished some of Vacheron Constantin’ s most beautiful historical models, this collection remains true to the fundamental values appreciated by genuine connoisseurs.
Collection Excellence Platine: Traditionnelle World Time
A slender bezel, a knurled motif around the screw-down back fitted with a sapphire crystal, facetted trapeze-shaped hour-markers – double at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock – “dauphine” hands, a dial in various tones and a case middle with straight, clear-cut lines: the signature features of the Traditionnelle collection serve as a reminder that tradition and modernity rub shoulders quite naturally at Vacheron Constantin.

Endowed with these clearly displayed qualities, Traditionnelle spans a watchmaking universe ranging from the simplest to the most complicated: it is indeed a perfect embodiment of the inventive nature of Vacheron Constantin and a tribute to two and a half centuries of uninterrupted history.

Traditionnelle Day-Date and Power Reserve
The Traditionnelle Day-Date and Power Reserve model now joining the Collection Excellence Platine is entirely in keeping with the aesthetic codes of all the models that have found their place in this prestigious collection since 2006. In addition to a 39.5 mm-diameter case and crown in 950 platinum, this timepiece features an uncluttered 950 platinum dial with a finely grained sandblasted finish, discreetly bearing the inscription “Pt 950” between 4 and 5 o’clock.
The face provides a central display of the hours, minutes and seconds, as well as providing pointer-type indications of the power reserve, the date and the day of the week. The strap in dark blue Mississippiensis alligator leather is hand-sewn with silk and 950 platinum thread. This combination is made possible by the remarkable malleability of this precious metal, of which a single gram can be drawn out to form an almost two kilometre-long thread. The folding clasp is also made of 950 platinum.

At its heart beats a mechanical self-winding movement developed and produced by Vacheron Constantin – Calibre 2475 – graced with the kind of meticulous finishes that are the unmistakable signature of Fine Watchmaking: Côtes de Genève, bevelled and rhodiumed bridges and a circulargrained mainplate. The watch and movement bear the Hallmark of Geneva, an independent certification of origin, of craftsmanship, of durability and of expertise.

Traditionnelle Day-Date and Power Reserve Collection Excellence Platine
Reference: 85290/000P-9947
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Movement
Caliber 2475 SC
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, self-winding
26.2 mm (11’’’½) diameter
5.7 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
264 components
27 jewels

Indications
Hours
Minutes
Day of the week
Date
Power reserve

Case
Platinum 950
39.5 mm diameter, 10.65 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)

Dial
Platinum 950, sand-blasted finishing
“Pt950” hallmark between 4 and 5 o’clock
Black painted indications

Strap
Dark blue Mississippiensis alligator leather, hand-stitched withplatinum 950 and silk, saddle-finish, large square scales
Clasp: Triple-blade folding clasp in platinum 950, Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

Edition
Limited edition of 100 individually numbered pieces
“N°X/100” engraved on caseback

Traditionnelle World Time Collection
The Traditionnelle World Time watch embodies a complication inextricably bound up with the history of the Geneva-based Manufacture, since it was in 1932 thatVachercon Constantin made its first timepiece equipped with a world time mechanism enabling simultaneous reading of the time in 31 cities of the world. Ever since, it has consistently perfected this useful and ingenious mechanism also referred to as “universal” or “international” time.
This mechanical self-winding movement developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin is distinguished by its ability to drive indications corresponding to the world’s 37 time zones – including those offset from Universal Coordinated Time (UCT) by a half-hour or a quarter hour – complete with a day/night display via a central globe, as well as by its simplified crown adjustment of all indications. A patent for this exclusive association has been duly filed by the Manufacture.

The display consists of three parts: a sapphire dial with day/night shading as well as an engraved and inked 24-hour indication; a 950 platinum dial with a “Lambert projector” type map; and a metal chapter ring. All indications are easily adjusted via the crown, thereby considerably simplifying the use of this highly technical watch.

Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine
Reference: 86060/000P-9979
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Movement
Caliber 2460 WT
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, self-winding
36.60 mm (11’’’ ¼ ) diameter
7.55 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
255 components
27 jewels

Indications
Hours
Minutes
Center seconds
World time indication with day/night zone (37 time zones)

Case
Platinum 950
42.50 mm diameter, 11.62 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)

Dial
Made of 3 parts:
- 1 disc in sapphire with gradient day/night indication in the center, 24-hour indication inked / engraved
- 1 disc in platinum 950 with hand-polished embossed “Lambert Projection” type map and transferred cities names
- 1 external ring in platinum 950 with transferred minute track and 18K gold applied hour-makers. “Pt950” hallmark between 4 and 5 o’clock

Strap
Dark blue Mississippiensis alligator leather, hand-stitched withplatinum 950 and silk, saddle-finish, large square scales
Clasp: Triple-blade folding clasp in platinum 950, Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

Edition
Limited edition of 100 pieces
“N°X/100” engraved on caseback

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