Thursday, July 20, 2017

RJ-Romain Jerome Steampunk Urban Safari Collection

RJ’s new Steampunk Urban Safari collection takes inspiration from the 70’s style and la SAPE – a dandyesque fashion movement originating in the Congo which stands for the “Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People”. Exuberance is key, expressed here through a roaring leopard print pattern which covers both the strap and the Roman numerals VI and XII. The emblematic Steampunk case in 50mm adds to the new model’s imposing look.
Unique to the Steampunk model, which features a self-winding Swiss Made mechanism, the dial is integrated into the movement. The different finishes and elements of the movement, such as the circular graining, the hex nuts and the pistons, give a true impression of depth to the dial. The leopard print, hand painted by Swiss craftsman André Martinez, offers a striking contrast with the raw elements of the timepiece and in particular with the structured bezel, made of oxidised steel with a black PVD coating.
This first model is limited to 25 pieces and also available is a jewelled model, limited to 5 pieces only, enhanced with a bezel in red gold and set with 286 diamonds.
Technical details
Model: STEAMPUNK AUTO URBAN SAFARI
Reference RJ.T.AU.SP.009.02 I Collection Steampunk I Universe SEA

Movement
RJ001- AS - Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency rate: 28,800 vph
Jewelling: 23 jewels
Power reserve: 48 hours

Functions
Central hours and minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock

Case
Ø 50mm, black-PVD coated steel
Case back Propeller engraving
Bezel Structured black PVD-coated steel
Flank: Black PVD-coated satin-finished steel
Paws: Black PVD-coated bead-blasted steel
Lugs: Black PVD-coated steel
Crown: Black PVD-coated steel screw-lock with beige rubber insert
Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)

Dial
Dial integrated into the movement
Bead-blasted and circular-grained black gold-finished bridges with 4 steel pistons and bead-blasted black nickel bearings
Hand-painted Roman numerals VI and XII in leopard pattern
RJ logo lacquered in beige

Hands
Black gold finished and satin-brushed hour and minute hands inspired by the anchors of famous transatlantic ships with Superluminova C1 “blue emission” on the tips
Sand-blasted black nickel propeller-shaped small seconds

Strap
Leopard pattern printed on alligator with beige stitches and black PVD-coated steel folding clasp

Limited edition
25 pieces

Retail price
CHF 13’950/-

Model: STEAMPUNK AUTO URBAN SAFARI SET
Reference RJ.T.AU.SP.003.06 I Collection Steampunk I Universe SEA

Movement
RJ001- AS - Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency rate: 28,800 vph
Jewelling: 23 jewels
Power reserve: 48 hours

Functions
Central hours and minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock

Case
Ø 50mm, red gold and black-PVD coated steel
Case back: Propeller engraving
Bezel: Red gold set with 286 diamonds (3.27 cts)
Flank: Black PVD-coated satin-finished steel
Paws: Polished red gold
Lugs: Polished red gold
Crown: Polished red gold screw-lock with black rubber insert
Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)

Dial
Dial integrated into the movement
Bead-blasted and circular-grained black gold-finished bridges with 4 steel pistons and bead-blasted black nickel bearings
Hand-painted Roman numerals VI and XII in leopard pattern
RJ logo lacquered in beige

Hands
Red gold finished and satin-brushed hour and minute hands inspired by the anchors of famous transatlantic ships with Superluminova C1 “blue emission”on the tips
Red gold-finished and sand-blasted propeller-shaped small seconds

Strap
Leopard pattern printed on alligator with beige stitches and black PVD-coated steel folding clasp with red gold inserts

Limited edition
5 pieces

Retail price
CHF 42’950/-

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hemel Flight Series HFT20

New York based watch brand Hemel expands its watch collection by presenting   HFT20, a solid pilot’s chronograph watch with the option of buying up to two different versions of additional rotating bezels.

The 60 minute bezel is black ceramic while the 12 hour GMT and standard bezels are made of naval grade, 316L stainless steel. The HFT20 case is 316L stainless steel with sapphire crystal and a screw-down back. Its detailed lug design incorporates a subtle bevel and provides an undeniable touch of elegance to the watch.
The HFT20 is a true homage to the legendary timepieces issued to military pilots beginning at the dawn of the jet age in the1950s. With subdials at 3 and 9 o’clock, the dial provides an uncluttered reading interface bolstered by Superluminova C3 for low light conditions. A diamond shaped crown and gridded traction pushers round off the case side. Getting the controls just right was worth the extra time and effort. The treads on the pushers are a practical detail that one doesn’t see often, and it gives the HFT20 the feel of a classic tool watch.
Engraved onto the solid steel screw down caseback is the watch’s designation and specs. The 42mm case is comfortable to wear and the action of the pushers is extremely satisfying. Other exterior features include the signed crown and the unidirectional 120-click bezel.
The autonomic model houses the Seiko NE88 automatic movement which is a triple hammer tipped, vertical clutch, column wheel engineering marvel that beats at 28,800 beats per hour (bph). Second version comes equipped with the VK64 mecha-quartz movement. These timepieces can be purchased at a very competitive MSRP of $999 for the NE88 automatic model and $449 for the VK64 mecha-quartz version. Early birds who preorder will get the better deals at the Hemel Watches website starting July 12.
After a rewarding collaboration earlier this year with Manhattan based Maison 10 where 10% of every purchase was donated to Toys For Tots, Hemel broadens its altruistic efforts by allowing consumers to choose to which charity Hemel donates. Choices are Toys For Tots, Wounded Warriors and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
Technical details
Case
Diameter: 42 mm
Material: 316L stainless steel
Finishing: Brushed
Caseback: Screw-down, Engraved
Lug width: 20 mm
Lug to lug: 49 mm
Crown: Signed, push / pull winding
Crystal: Flat sapphire
Water resistance: 100 meters
Bezel: 316L stainless steel, rotating, 120 click

Movement
- Seiko NE88, Mechanical Automatic & hand winding (Power reserve: 45 hours, Hacking second hand, 28,800 bph, 34 jewels)
- VK64 mecha-quartz movement

Dial
Shape: Flat
Color: Matte black
Paint: Superluminova c3

Strap
Leather: Vintage
Buckle: Signed

MONTA Skyquest

Unveiled at Baselworld 2017, the MONTA Skyquest is a modern take on the original GMT watch. The Skyquest is the perfect blend of recognizable functionality and 21 st century technology and reliability.

First utilized by pilots crossing from one timezone to another, the GMT watch quickly solidified itself as an integral part of airline travel. Since then, a second hour hand with a corresponding bezel has become an iconic complication, practical for pilots and travellers alike.
Utilizing a similar design philosophy to the Oceanking, the Skyquest features a double-patented bezel construction, stainless steel bracelet with articulating links, and diamond-cut sword hands and applied hour markers. The Skyquest enables the wearer to track three time-zones with its 24-hour, bi-directional bezel and independently adjustable 24-hour hand.

MONTA Triumph

Presented at Baselworld 2017, the MONTA Triumph is a classically designed field watch that can be taken to any were: the mountains, office, and beach etc…with style and functionality. A true field watch should focus on legibility, functionality, and reliability – three key components of the Triumph. 
Cut out of a sleeker, 38.5mm case, the Triumph retains gorgeous, wide lug chamfers and MONTA’s recognizable diamond-cut sword hands and hour markers. The Sellita SW300-powered field watch will be offered with a handful of dial colors.

MONTA Oceanking

Swiss watch brand MONTA presents its first-ever dive watch, the Oceanking, a classical diving instrument which boasts seamless blend of 1950s and ‘60s dive watch spirit with the robustness and reliability of modern watch technology.

MONTA is a sub brand of Everest Bands, which successfully creates aftermarket Swiss-made watch straps and accessories. The MONTA Oceanking comes dressed in a solid stainless steel case measuring 40mm diameter and features a semi-matt black dial. It also features a slightly recessed winding crown to prevent damage and a unidirectional 12-piece bezel with patent pending 60 click bezel design.
The engine that powers this dive watch is the automatic Caliber 3909A, manufactured by the famous Swiss movement manufacture Eterna. Bearing 29 jewels, this Chronometer Swiss self winding movement has a power reserve up to 65 hours.

Tested for a water resistance up to 304 meters, the MONTA Oceanking features luminescent hands and appliqués on its dial to enhance the legibility during dark conditions. The watch comes fitted with a stainless steel bracelet and in addition the brand offers complimentary curved-end genuine rubber strap and NATO/RAF style strap in matching color. Price starts from $2350/-.

Technical details
Movement
Eterna Caliber 3909A - Self-winding, 29 Jewel, Chronometer tuned Swiss Manufactured movement
Power Reserve: 65 Hours

Dial
Semi-matte black multi-dimensional Rehaut with a combination of painted and applied indices
Swiss LumiNova BG W9 color for the luminescent material
Date window framed in a polished metal square
Swiss made, Rhodium plated, unique Sword style hands
Swiss LumiNova BG W9 color for the luminescent material

Case
40mm wide 316L Stainless Steel
Finishing: brushed, polished and sand blasted
Slightly recessed winding crown to prevent damage
Bezel 12 piece, patent pending 60 click bezel design
Bezel insert is a scratch proof ceramic material with engraved diving number pattern
Crystal: Parallel Double domed sapphire with a unique 7 layer anti-reflective coating applied on the inside of the crystal
Water resistance: 304 meters (1000 feet)

Strap
Stainless steel bracelet
Complimentary curved-end genuine rubber strap
Complimentary NATO/RAF style strap in matching color

Piaget Black Tie Vintage Inspiration Watch Only Watch 2017 – Unique Piece

Piaget has created a unique timepiece to support the 7th edition of Only Watch, the biannual international watchmaking charity event to help raise funds for scientific and medical research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

For the 7th edition of Only Watch, Piaget has revisited its heritage as the Maison that defied conventions in the 1950s with an out of the ordinary cushion-shaped watchcase. Neither round, square nor rectangular, but all three at once, this unconventional watch displays the finest Piaget goldsmithing with superimposed matt and shiny surfaces to create the depth effect on the case.
As presented in the Only Watch sales catalogue, this atypical piece was one of a number of Piaget watches once owned by cultural icon Andy Warhol, and now part of the Maison’s patrimony.

For Only Watch 2017, Piaget introduces a Black Tie Vintage Inspiration piece in yellow gold recalling the colour theme of this year’s edition of Only Watch, featuring a hard stone dial in brown pietersite. Known as the Tempest Stone with its highly charged energy, pietersite is a powerful protection stone, especially against the elements.
The Piaget Black Tie Vintage inspiration watch takes an important piece of cultural heritage and revisits it in present-day mode echoing the audacious style that captured imaginations in the 1950s and 1960s. To underscore the unique nature of this creation, the case-back is engraved with the inscription “Only Watch 2017 – Unique Piece”.

Technical details
Model: Black Tie vintage inspiration watch - 43x45 mm
Case in 18K yellow gold
Brown pietersite dial
Piaget 534P automatic movement
Brown alligator leather bracelet
18K yellow gold ardillon buckle
Case-back engraved with the inscription “Only Watch 2017 – Unique Piece”
Reference: G0A42550

Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Only Watch Edition

To support seventh edition of the Only Watch charity auction, Zenith has created a unique edition of the Defy El Primero 21 timepiece. It features a new 1/100th of a second chronograph and two completely independent movements, each driven by its own regulator. The 44 mm black DLC titanium case and signature yellow details on the dial make the Defy El Primero 21 a highly attractive, unique piece, further emphasized by the presentation box which has been exclusively designed for this watch.

Launched at Baselword 2017, the Defy El Primero 21 is a masterpiece of modern engineering. Constructed using state-of-the-art methods and finished using the newest technologies and materials, the Defy El Primero 21 fulfils two objectives: a finish of the highest possible quality, and optimum performance and precision on the wrist. First released in 1969, the world’s most accurate series-made chronograph entered a whole new era of mechanical timekeeping with the Defy El Primero 21. An impressive frequency of 360,000 beats per hour is testament to the groundbreaking ingenuity of Zenith, and enables precise measurement of time periods to a hundredth of a second. The jump from tenths to hundredths of a second is a quantum leap in terms of watchmaking performance and engineering.
To avoid any risk of the chronograph affecting the accuracy of the time display, the Defy El Primero 21 is equipped with a “double chain structure”. This means that the time display and chronograph each have their own completely independent mechanism with its own barrel and high frequency escapement. For the chronograph, this oscillates at a breathtaking 50 Hz (360,000vph). As standard for the El Primero, the time display escapement oscillates at 5 Hz (36,000 vph). This means that the El Primero 21 has no need for the clutch mechanism traditionally found in chronographs.

Alongside the double-chain structure of the caliber, and the remarkable precision this ensures, the El Primero 21 boasts other technical highlights: a new, patented start/stop/reset mechanism composed of three heart pieces, and an exclusive starter mechanism which ensures reliable operation under all circumstances, and allows all chronograph displays to be simultaneously reset.In addition, the springs in both regulators are fully carbon; more specifically created from the ultra-light and incredibly stable carbon nanotube metal matrix composite. This world first ensures that the Defy El Primero is unaffected by magnetic fields and temperature changes as well as the influence of gravity.
The Defy El Primero 21 speaks to all of the senses, reflecting the aesthetic and acoustic signature of this new era for Zenith. The central chronograph hand rotates once around the dial each second, while the 50 Hertz escapement emits a pleasant "buzzing". The passing of time becomes endlessly fascinating to observe, whilst also enabling the 1/100thof a second display to be read reliably at a glance.

This watch is a unique combination of materials and colors, boasting a powerful 44 mm black DLC titanium case and a black alligator leather strap featuring yellow stitching detail and lined with rubber. The double folding clasp holds the watch securely and elegantly on the wrist. The caseback is specially engraved and the sapphire crystal bears the logos of Only Watch and the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy.

Technical details
Model: DEFY EL PRIMERO 21 ONLY WATCH EDITION
Reference: 96.9000.9004/27.R583 (black DLC titanium– skeleton dial)
Unique piece

Movement
El Primero 9004 automatic, COSC-certified chronometer calibre
Calibre 14¼’’’(diameter: 32.80 mm)
Movement thickness 7.9 mm
203 components
53 jewels
Frequency: 36,000 vph (5 Hz)
Power reserve: 50 hours (min.)
Automatic oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” finish

Functions
1/100th of a second chronograph:
Chronograph power reserve indication at 12 o'clock
Central hour and minute display
Small seconds at 9 o'clock
- Central chronograph 1/100th of a second hand
- 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock
- 60-second counter at 6 o'clock

Case
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 14.5 mm
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Sapphire crystal case back
Case material: black DLC titanium
Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Skeleton dial with yellow details to tie in with the Only Watch logo
Dial diameter: 35.5 mm
Hour indexes: rhodium-plated and coated with Yellow SuperLuminova
Hands: rhodium-plated and coated with Yellow SuperLuminova

Strap
27.00.2322.583 (black alligator leather with yellow stitching, backed with natural rubber)
Clasp: 27.96.0022.930 (black DLC titanium double folding clasp)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 and the Autavia Win Red Dot for High Quality Design

After several days of assessing thousands of products from all over the world, the TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 and the Autavia received the distinction “Red Dot”. With the Monaco Calibre 11 and the Autavia, TAG Heuer has created an outstanding design that the expert committee for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 has recognised with the internationally sought-after seal of quality.

The significance of the international design competition, Red Dot Award: Product Design, with its headquarter in Essen, Germany is well established internationally. It was already more than 60 years ago that a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. Since then, an expert team has been awarding the seal of quality for good design and innovation to the outstanding designs of the year. In total, the competition received more than 5,500 entries from 54 countries this year.

Monaco Calibre 11 Chronograph
Launched simultaneously in Geneva and New York on 3rd March 1969, the Heuer Monaco was the first square, water-resistant automatic chronograph watch in the history of Swiss watchmaking. Named by Jack Heuer following the Monaco Grand Prix  (for which TAG Heuer is still a partner), the watch represented a complete break from the aesthetic codes of traditional watchmaking,with its large square case, metallic blue dial, bright red minute hand, domed plastic crystal and, most notably, its crown positioned on the left which, at the time, meant that the watch did not need winding.

Just as innovative at the time, its technology offered perfect water resistance - a first for a square watch. However, the origins of the revolution lay inside the watch: the famous Chronomatic Calibre 11, which was the first automatic chronograph movement offered for sale in the history of watchmaking.

With its track début in 1970, on the wrist of the Swiss driver Jo Siffert (the first racing driver to be sponsored by a watch brand - Heuer), the following year it shared the cinematic limelight with Steve McQueen, who insisted on wearing it during filming for Le Mans in 1971.

Instantly recognisable and often copied, the "McQueen Monaco" (1133B model) has since become a much coveted watch on the auction and collectors' circuit.
The Monaco Calibre 11 Chronograph is a direct descendant of the 1969 original.  The 39 mm size, the crown on the left, the legendary petroleum blue dial with two white counters, the date window at 6 o'clock, the diamond-polished horizontal hour indices, the inscribed vintage Heuer logo, the calibre 11 automatic chronograph with date and water-resistance to 100 metres - all the attributes of the Monaco.

Note the three-part steel case (since 1998), which is slightly more square on the new version, and closed with 4 screws; the two push-pieces at 2 and 4 o'clock are rectangular, the lugs a little larger, its calfskin strap perforated, the sapphire crystal (since 2009) and an open case-back which reveals the gears of the calibre are all features of the updated version.

Technical details
Reference: CAW211P.FC6356

Case           
Dimensions 39X39mm. Steel, in three parts, closed with 4 screws
Water-resistance: 100 metres

Movement       
TAG Heuer Calibre 11
Automatic chronograph with Date Window at 6 o'clock
Dubois Dépraz chronograph module
40-hour power reserve

Dial           
Metallic blue, chronograph minute counter at 9 o'clock and current Seconds counter at 3 o'clock
Rhodium-plated indices with red dot detail and white Super Luminova™

Strap           
Perforated calfskin with steel deployant buckle.

Autavia Heuer 02 Chrono
To coincide with its 55th anniversary, TAG Heuer released a re-edition of the famous Autavia.The name "Autavia" is a portmanteau, combining the notions of AUTomobile and AVIAtion. In its day, this watch was a revolution.

The Autavia, created in 1962, was the first collection christened by Jack Heuer. The name "Autavia" is a portmanteau, combining the notions of AUTomobile and AVIAtion. At the time, it was new, and cutting-edge: the Autavia is a chronograph with a rotary bezel. This means that the watch is like a dash counter, but one which can be worn on the wrist. This made it ultra-practical for the drivers of the time, who, prior to this, had to keep checking their instrument panel. This innovation was to become indispensable.
The 2017 model, which reflects the motor racing spirit of this era and the world of timekeeping, with its simple yet effective lines, is the result of the Autavia Cup, organised last year by TAG Heuer. Collectors and fans were asked to choose their favourite model from a shortlist of 16 Autavia watches which had been released in the past, and to vote online.

In total, TAG Heuer recorded over 50,000 votes, with the winning watch being the Autavia "Rindt", produced in 1963. The 2017 reinterpretation of this model is inspired greatly by this piece.

It is a Heuer 02 automatic manufacture chronograph, equipped with all the functions today's clientèle would expect to find. Firstly, the three white, snailed Chronograph counters have been spaced further apart to give an opaline dial that is more harmonious, and easier to read. A date window has been positioned at 6 o'clock. Another new feature is that it has been made water-resistant (to 100 metres) and its original diameter of 39 mm has been expanded to 42 mm to give it a more contemporary, elegant look. The assembly is completed by a black aluminium bezel, which is notched and bidirectional, and a vintage brown calfskin leather strap with ecru top-stitching. The length of the minute track lines respect the golden ratio of 1/3-2/3, as applied by Jack Heuer to the early pieces. This model is also available on a 7-row steel "Grains of rice" bracelet, inspired by the 1960s. Today, the Autavia embarks on a new journey.

Technical details
Reference   
CBE2110.FC8226 with brown strap
CBE2110.BA0687 with 7-row steel "Grains of rice" bracelet

Movement   
Heuer 02 Manufacture - automatic chronograph with date
80-hour power reserve

Case       
Diameter 42 mm – in polished steel
Polished steel horns with 2 facets
Notched black aluminium bezel with hour gradations, bidirectional rotation
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating and fluted steel crown
Polished steel mushroom push-buttons and sapphire case-back
Water-resistance: 100 metres

Dial   
Black opaline - date window at 6 o'clock
Three white snailed counters:
-Chronograph minute counter at 3 o'clock
-Chronograph hour counter at 9 o'clock
-Small seconds counter at 6 o'clock
Rhodium-plated applique indices, with polished and satin-finished top, with beige SuperLuminova™ highlights and minute track
Rhodium-plated beige SuperLuminova™ hour and minute hands
Black varnished chronograph hands
White varnished chronograph seconds hand
"Heuer" logo and "AUTAVIA" inscription at 12 o'clock, "HEUER-02" inscription at 6 o'clock

Strap       
In vintage brown leather with ecru top-stitching
Polished pin buckle with Heuer logo

TAG Heuer Only Watch Special Edition

To support Only Watch 2017 charity auction, TAG Heuer has created a unique, special edition box set which will be auctioned at the event, containing the new TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45, and the prestigious Heuer-02 Tourbillon module.

A unique experience will also be included in the package: a lunch for 4 persons with Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer and President of the Watch Division of LVMH Group, about the evolution of the watch industry the last 20 years, and the challenges for the future.
The seventh edition of the Only Watch charity auction, organised by the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy and the Monaco Yacht Show, will take place in Geneva on 11th November. With over 25 million Euros raised since 2005, Only Watch is one of the largest charity events in the watchmaking industry's calendar.

The Connected Modular 45 is the first modular TAG Heuer luxury watch, featuring the Swiss Made mark. This Only Watch version is paired with a yellow strap and bezel. This is a genuine luxury Swiss watch, designed, developed and assembled in Switzerland by TAG Heuerand in collaboration with Intel: water-resistant to 50 metres, it features GPS, an NFC payment sensor with Android Pay, a stunning high-definition AMOLED screen, and a selection of infinitely customisable TAG Heuer dials. It has all what the last generation of Android Wear 2.0 has to offer, with a new TAG Heuer Companion app which allows to personalize the watch with the preferred app.
The Connected Modular 45 features an original concept which is brand new in the field of connected watches: the connected module is interchangeable with an Haute Horlogerie mechanical module – a 3-hand watch or COSC-certified Chronograph Tourbillon.
This exclusive Only Watch box set contains the Tourbillon module. It is complimented by yellow hands and indexes, touches which make this piece unique. The back of the timepiece is engraved "Only Watch 7th edition – 2017” with the number “Only Watch 1/1", to enhance the unique timepiece.
The Heuer-02T COSC Chronograph Tourbillon movement was designed and developed entirely at TAG Heuer. A skeleton movement, low-inertia tourbillon designed in carbon and titanium (the only one currently on the market), it comprises 284 components, has a diameter of 31 mm (13 ¾’’ lignes), a thickness of 6.9 mm and a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour), with a power reserve of 65 hours. Its design — deliberately conceived with the strategic aim of falling below the CHF 15,000 mark — was launched in 2015. For this to be possible, every team within the manufacture (engineers, watchmakers, designers, purchasing, production) was involved in the process to enable costs to be optimised at each stage. Thanks to this synergy, the challenge was successfully met, and the finished piece was unveiled at BaselWorld 2016. In the Swiss watchmaking industry, this price of CHF 14,900 for a Tourbillon watch is a highly competitive one.

Frederique Constant Manufacture Perpetual Calendar Only Watch 2017

Swiss luxury watch brand Frederique Constant has been a proud partner of Only Watch since its first edition, and will do so again this year, presenting a unique timepiece for auction. The Only Watch charity auction has been supporting the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
For this exclusive Only Watch edition, the brand wanted to present a variation of its Manufacture Perpetual Calendar timepiece that is incredibly jaw dropping. The timepiece features the functions of a perpetual calendar, such as hours, minutes, moonphase, date, day, month and most importantly the leap year.
All in an 18k polished rose gold 42mm case with a see-through back case revealing intricate Perlage and Côtes de Genève decoration on the FC-775 in-house caliber. However, what makes this piece truly exclusive is the one-of-a-kind meteorite dial giving the once classic timepiece.
The Only Watch biennial auction will take place on November 11th 2017 in Geneva.
Technical details
Model: Unique Piece - Manufacture Perpetual Calendar for Only Watch 2017
Reference: FC-775MT4S9

Case           
18K rose gold polished 3-parts case
Diameter of 42 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
See-through case back
Water-resistant to 3 ATM

Movement   
FC-775 Manufacture caliber, automatic perpetual calendar        
Perlage& Circular Côtes de Genève decoration on movement
26 jewels, 38 hours power reserve, 28’800 alt/h

Functions       
Hours, minutes, moonphase, date, day, month, leap year

Dial           
Meteorite dial, with applied rose gold-plated indexes
Hand-polished rose gold-plated hours & minutes hands
White hands on counters and red hand on leap year counter
       
Bracelet       
Dark grey alligator strap,18k folding buckle
   
Limited edition   
Unique piece for ONLY WATCH 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

Oris - Williams 40th Anniversary Oris Limited Edition

This year, British Formula One team Williams Racing celebrates the 40th anniversary of its first Grand Prix, at the 1977 Spanish Grand Prix. To mark this historic moment and Sir Frank Williams’ extraordinary achievements, Oris has created a limited edition version of its iconic Chronoris, also a product of the 1970s, the Williams 40th Anniversary Oris Limited Edition.

The 40mm stainless steel watch is characterised by its streamlined case shape, an homage to the original Chronoris, and houses an automatic chronograph movement that provides a central seconds chronograph hand and 30-minute and 12-hour counters at 12 and 6 o’clock.
Oris’s designers have given it a number of touches to denote the link to Williams. The central chronograph seconds hand and minute scale are both in Williams blue, while the case back is embossed with the Williams Racing logo. It comes on a brown leather strap or on a black rubber strap, or an articulated metal bracelet.
The new watch is a fitting tribute both to Williams Racing and its eponymous founder, and also to the Chronoris. When it was launched in 1970 the Chronoris became Oris’s first chronograph, created to appeal to a generation of racing enthusiasts hooked on the daredevil exploits of the era’s F1® drivers.
Its unconventional, uncompromising case shape epitomised the bold design tastes of the time, and it passed into Oris folklore. This year, the design has been reimagined and upgraded to suit the demands of a contemporary audience.
The Williams 40th Anniversary Oris Limited Edition has a sapphire crystal glass, a 48-hour power reserve and 100 metres of water resistance. It will be limited to 1,000 pieces. It comes in a special leather pouch and includes a grey NATO textile strap, a strap-changing tool and an antistatic watch-cleaning cloth.
Williams Racing is one of the most successful Formula One teams in history. Williams Racing has won 16 FIA Formula 1® World Championships, nine constructors’ and seven for drivers’. Oris and Williams Racing first came together in 2003, and Oris is now the team’s longest-serving partner.

Technical details
Williams 40th Anniversary Oris Limited Edition
Ref. No. 01 673 7739 4084 LS, Ø 40.0 mm
Limited to 1,000 pieces

Movement
Automatic movement Oris Cal. 673, based on ETA 7750, with chronograph function and date at 3 o’clock

Case
Multi-piece stainless steel case, crown, pushers and case back with embossed Williams Racing logo. Water-resistant to 10 bar/100 m
Sapphire crystal domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside

Dial
Black dial with applied polished nickel indices, hour and minute hands filled with Super-LumiNova®. Nickel polished hands for chronograph hour/minute counters and blue central chronograph seconds hand with white tip (can be used as running central seconds hand)

Strap
Perforated brown leather strap or perforated black rubber strap with stainless steel pin buckle. Alternatively available with 15-link articulated metal bracelet with folding clasp
Presented in a special leather pouch with additional grey NATO textile strap, strap changing tool and antistatic watch-cleaning cloth

Price
Swiss retail price CHF 3,500 on leather or rubber strap, CHF 3,800 on metal Bracelet

Hysek Kalysta “Snowflake”

A year ago, Hysek announced Kalysta, its very first fully in-house ladies’ collection; today, the brand has unveiled a Joaillerie version, featuring an innovative style that’s right in keeping with the Hysek spirit.

It took almost twenty years for Hysek manufacture to create its first women’s collection, building on all the technical and aesthetic maturity acquired by the firm over that period. Presented at Baselworld 2016, Kalysta was immediately acclaimed for its intrinsic qualities: a design that’s pure poetry, based on a butterfly and moon theme; a fully in-house movement; and a whole variety of models, offering ladies plenty of choice. Now, Hysek has added one of the most demanding art forms – jewel-setting – to the Kalysta range, with the creation of this jewellery version, “Snowflake”.
The inspiration for this new variation arose from the idea of creating a fitting complement to the original models and their springtime feel. The latter feature a majestic butterfly, hovering over a dial adorned with finely-sculpted floral patterns. Hysek has revisited this theme for the new watch face, allowing it to accommodate unique jewel settings.
The textured pattern features both marquise and round cut diamonds, arranged in concentric circles: the largest stones sit at the centre, gradually decreasing in size towards the edges. The overall design represents a snowflake – one that looks as if it has just settled delicately on the polished mother-of-pearl dial. The delicate tracery consists of several hundred recesses, each enclosing a stone – using either a star setting, in which the stone is held in place by a small grain of soldered metal, or a bezel setting, a technique using a metal ring that fastens and supports the stone from below.
Hysek has implemented this technique to perfection by choosing a snow setting for the Kalysta, using a random scattering of stones that makes each timepiece absolutely unique. The design flashes like flame, the light bouncing off each face of every single diamond at a different angle. As a finishing touch, Hysek has added a final row of diamonds on the underside of the case. Snug against the wrist, these jewels give the wearer the impression of a pavé piece, jewelled in its entirety.
Like the other pieces in the collection, the Kalysta “Snowflake” uses the HW61 manufacture caliber – an automatic movement boasting a 39-hour power reserve, adjusted by means of a crown at 3 o’clock. Hysek has designed the crown in the shape of the Moon, clad with a double diamond; the cabochon is made from authentic moon-stone.
At 12 o’clock the Kalysta sports a dedicated window to display jumping hours. The minutes, meanwhile, are denoted by means of a marquise stone that travels around the jewelled bezel to mark out the time. On the “Snowflake” Haute Joaillerie version, this sapphire is accompanied by a pair of butterflies, each with openwork, mirror-polished wings. The same finish has also been applied to each of the angles, discreetly asserting that Kalysta is very much a work of fine watchmaking, through and through.

The Kalysta “Snowflake” will be available very shortly in four versions, in titanium or rose gold, with diamond or sapphire-and-diamond settings – just 32 pieces are available in all.

Technical details
Movement
JUMPING HOURS MOVEMENT
Hysek complication HW61
Automatic Mechanical
Jumping Hours
Minutes indicated by a Marquise
61 jewels
Autonomy: 39h±3h
Frequency: 28’800VpH

Case
Size Ø39mm x W11mm
Round shape
18K rose gold or titanium
518 "snow-set" diamonds on the case
60 marquises, 104 diamonds and 75 blue sapphiresset on the dial
Crown set with 2 diamonds and 1 moonstone
Water resistance 30m
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection
Black metallized sapphire crystal on the back

Strap
Interchangeable bracelet in satin or leather
Ardillon buckle


Retail price
Price under request

Arpal One by Laurent Ferrier and URWERK for Only Watch 2017

Two Swiss independent luxury watch firms - Laurent Ferrier and URWERK – have joined hands together to create Arpal One, a one of a kind horological masterpiece in support of the Only Watch auction in aid of the battle against Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Its special case featuring aero-dynamic curves was designed by Laurent Ferrier. The case was shaped from an exclusive alloy called ARPAL+, specifically developed for this unique watch. ARPAL+ consists of 75% precious metals and resists wear and scratches better than white gold or steel. Its colour never fades, nor does it oxidise. This alloy was first developed for the electronics industry where it is much appreciated for its strength and because it is easily worked.
The polished case of the Only Watch by Laurent Ferrier and URWERK reflects light like no other and seems to sparkle. In contrast, URWERK’s movement was created with every restraint. Unlike the case, it is almost self-effacingly colourless. The four hours satellites are in a matt pearly grey with diamond-polished outlines while the hours and minutes markers are painted in white SuperLuminova.

The time is shown by four satellites, each bearing three hours numerals, which successively sweep past the track of minutes. This original and intuitive way of telling the time is aided by a cover in polyetheretherketone, a thermoplastic known as PEEK, which hides the satellites that are not engaged in indicating the time. The satellites turn on a hidden carrousel, at the heart of the successive passage of the hours.

Technical details
Arpal One by Laurent Ferrier and URWERK for Only Watch 2017
Unique piece

Movement   
Calibre: Self-winding UR5.03 governed by a double turbine
Jewels: 52
Frequency:  28,800v/h – 4Hz
Power reserve:  48 hours
Materials: Satellite hours turned on Geneva crosses in beryllium bronze; Orbital structure in PEEK (Polyetheretherketone); Carrousel and triple baseplate in ARCAP. 
Finishes: Circular-grained baseplate, sandblasted satellites, brushed carrousel, chamfered screw slots

Indications   
Wandering hours, minutes
Numerals painted in SuperLuminova
   
Case   
Materials: Arpal+
Dimensions:    Width 40,9mm, length: 60,8mm, height: 20,7mm
Glass:    Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 30m/3ATM

Strap
Sand-coloured leather, hand stitched with matching thread

CORUM - Bubble America First & Bubble Brexit

With new special edition Bubble timepieces, Swiss luxury watch manufacture CORUM pays tribute to the greatness and independent spirit of two powerful nations: USA & UK. True to the grandeur and power of the country, the La Chaux-de-Fonds watch brand has chosen to immortalise two nations on its dial by featuring the colours of their national flags.

The Bubble America special edition collection comprises of two series: BUBBLE BIG BUBBLE and BUBBLE 47. The BUBBLE BIG BUBBLE model comes in a massive Grade-5 Titanium case measuring 52mm diameter. This model houses CO 403 automatic movement. Proudly boasting the Red & Blue colours of US national flag, this timepiece comes in a limited edition of 87 pieces. In addition, Corum has also created a single and unique, masterpiece BUBBLE BIG BUBBLE model featuring 18kt rose gold bezel and crown.

Produced in a limited edition of 87 pieces, the BUBBLE 47 model from Bubble America collection comes in a stainless steel case measuring 47mm diameter and houses CO 082 automatic movement. Its unique masterpiece model features18kt rose gold bezel and crown.

The UK edition is also based on BUBBLE 47 model with a version in stainless steel case in limited edition of 87 pieces and a unique masterpiece featuring18kt rose gold bezel and crown.

Bubble Big Bubble US Limited Edition
L403/03247 - 403.101.04/0373 US01, Availability: Limited Edition: 87 piece(s)
Movement
Movement number: CO 403
Winding system: Automatic
Functions: Hour & Minute • Second
Power reserve: 65 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28'800 vph
Dimension: 13 1/4'''
Rubies: 30
Movement finishes: Côtes de Genève finishing

Dial
Colours: Red & Blue
Material: Brass

Case
Shape: Round
Dimension: 52 mm
Thickness: 20.20 mm
Case material: Titanium grade 5
Crown material: Titanium grade 5
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti reflective treatment
Back type: Screwed in open back cover in titanium grade 5 with glare proof sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 100 meters / 10 ATM

Hands
Hour and minute: Leaf • Rhodium-coated • blue & red superluminova

Bracelet
Material: Vulcanized rubber
Colours: Blue
Interhorn/Buckle: 26.5/22 mm
Buckle type: Tongue buckle
Buckle material: Stainless steel

Bubble Big Bubble Masterpiece, US Edition
L403/03314 - 403.101.05/0373 US01
Movement
Movement number: CO 403
Winding system: Automatic
Functions: Hour & Minute • Second
Power reserve: 65 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28'800 vph
Dimension: 13 1/4'''
Rubies: 30
Movement finishes: Côtes de Genève finishing

Case
Shape: Round
Dimension: 52 mm
Thickness: 20.20 mm
Case material: Titanium grade 5
Bezel material: 5N 18kt rose gold
Crown material: 5N 18kt rose gold
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti reflective treatment
Back type: Screwed in open back cover in titanium grade 5 with glare proof sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 100 meters / 10 ATM

Dial
Colours: Red & Blue
Material: Brass

Hands
Hour and minute: Leaf • Rhodium-coated • blue & red superluminova

Bracelet
Material: Vulcanized rubber
Colours: Blue
Interhorn/Buckle: 26.5/22 mm
Buckle type: Tongue buckle
Buckle material: Stainless steel

BUBBLE 47 US Limited Edition
L082/03263 - 082.310.20/0373 US01, Availability: Limited Edition: 87 piece(s)
Movement
Movement number: CO 082
Winding system: Automatic
Functions: Hour & Minute • Second
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28'800 vph
Dimension: 11 1/2'''
Rubies: 21

Dial
Colours: Red & Blue
Material: Brass

Case
Shape: Round
Dimension: 47 mm
Thickness: 18.50 mm
Case material: Stainless steel
Crown material: Stainless steel
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti reflective treatment
Back type: Screwed in open back cover in stainless steel with glare proof sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 100 meters / 10 ATM

Hands
Hour and minute: Leaf • Rhodium-coated • blue & red Superluminova

Bracelet
Material: Vulcanized rubber
Colours: Blue
Interhorn/Buckle: 24/20 mm
Buckle type: Tongue buckle
Buckle material: Stainless steel

BUBBLE 47 Masterpiece, US Edition
L082/03307 - 082.310.24/0373 US01
Movement
Movement number: CO 082
Winding system: Automatic
Functions: Hour & Minute • Second
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28'800 vph
Dimension: 11 1/2'''
Rubies: 21

Dial
Colours: Red & Blue
Material: Brass

Case
Shape: Round
Dimension: 47 mm
Thickness: 18.50 mm
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: 5N 18kt rose gold
Crown material: 5N 18kt rose gold
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti reflective treatment
Back type: Screwed in open back cover in stainless steel with glare proof sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 100 meters / 10 ATM

Hands
Hour and minute: Leaf • Rhodium-coated • blue & red superluminova

Bracelet
Material: Vulcanized rubber
Colours: Blue
Interhorn/Buckle: 24/20 mm
Buckle type: Tongue buckle
Buckle material: Stainless steel

BUBBLE 47 UK Limited Edition
L082/03308 - 082.310.20/0376 UK01, Availability: Limited Edition: 87 piece(s)
Movement
Movement number: CO 082
Winding system: Automatic
Functions: Hour & Minute • Second
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28'800 vph
Dimension: 11 1/2'''
Rubies: 21

Dial
Colours: Red & Blue
Material: Brass

Case
Shape: Round
Dimension: 47 mm
Thickness: 18.50 mm
Case material: Stainless steel
Crown material: Stainless steel
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti reflective treatment
Back type: Screwed in open back cover in stainless steel with glare proof sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 100 meters / 10 ATM

Hands
Hour and minute: Leaf • Rhodium-coated • blue & red superluminova

Bracelet
Material: Vulcanized rubber
Colours: Red
Interhorn/Buckle: 24/20 mm
Buckle type: Tongue buckle
Buckle material: Stainless steel

BUBBLE 47 Masterpiece, UK Edition
L082/03310 - 082.310.24/0376 UK01
Movement
Movement number: CO 082
Winding system: Automatic
Functions: Hour & Minute • Second
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz, 28'800 vph
Dimension: 11 1/2'''
Rubies: 21

Dial
Colours: Red & Blue
Material: Brass

Case
Shape: Round
Dimension: 47 mm
Thickness: 18.50 mm
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: 5N 18kt rose gold
Crown material: 5N 18kt rose gold
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti reflective treatment
Back type: Screwed in open back cover in stainless steel with glare proof sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 100 meters / 10 ATM

Hands
Hour and minute: Leaf • Rhodium-coated • blue & red superluminova

Bracelet
Material: Vulcanized rubber
Colours: Red
Interhorn/Buckle: 24/20 mm
Buckle type: Tongue buckle
Buckle material: Stainless steel

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Citizen Promaster Satellite Wave GPS -CC9023-13X Limited Edition

The new watch in the PROMASTER SKY category, the SATELLITE WAVE GPS is a multi-function model with dual-time display, chronograph function among other features. The design was inspired by the coordinate axis on radar screens and the airplane cockpit displays while the brown dial colour and the gold case brings out its iconic glamour.
It features the light, scratch-resistant, kind-to-skin, and anti-corrosion Super Titanium™ case with a Duratect GOLD coating with its super-hardness of Hv1,100 – 1,500. The pilot watch with the essential timekeeping precision and other features that withstand challenging conditions welcomes the new model, expanding the world of SATELLITE WAVE GPS.

Technical details
Model: PROMASTER SATELLITE WAVE GPS
Ref: CC9023-13X
Launch: Summer 2017
Limited Number: 700 pieces
Case / Band: Super Titanium (Duratect Gold) / Calf skin
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal (anti-reflective coating)
Dial Colour: Brown
Size: diameter 47.1mm / thickness 14.6mm
Movement: Cal.F900 / Accuracy of ±5 seconds per month / Eco-Drive / Runs for about 1.5 years on full charge (5 years when power-save is on) / Satellite timekeeping system • Global positioning system • Auto time reception function /World Time in 40 Cities / Calendar / Power Reserve Function / Dual Time Display Function /Chronograph of 1/20-seconds measurement for 24 hours / Alarm function / Power Reserve Indicator /Light-Level Indicator/ Perpetual Calendar / Summer Time Function / WR200 / Luminous (hands / index)


CITIZEN PROMASTER Eco-Drive ALTICHRON-BN4044-15E - A Light-Powered Watch with Altimeter That Can Measure up to 10,000m

Introducing a new design from “Eco-Drive ALTICHRON,” equipped with the CITIZEN advanced technologies including altimeter that can measure up to 10,000 metres.

The Eco-Drive ALTICHRON can measure far beyond any mountains around the world from -300 metres (under sea level) to 10,000 metres. With all the information is played in analogue rather than digital format, there is no need to switch away from the all-important time display to check altitude or orientation.
It is designed for users to operate its functions intuitively by coding the hands colours that show time and other information and making the dial layout simple. This new “Eco-Drive ALTICHRON” with basic colour of black is designed as a chic watch that is perfect not only for outdoor but also for business scenes.

Technical details
Model: PROMASTER Eco-Drive ALTICHRON
Ref: BN4044-15E
Launch: Summer 2017
Case / Band: Stainless steel / Polyurethane
Crystal: Crystal (Anti-reflective coating)
Dial Colour: Black
Size: diameter 46.0mm / thickness 14.4mm
Movement: Cal.J280 / Accuracy of ±15 seconds per month / Eco-Drive / Runs 11 months on full charge /Altimeter (-300m to 10,000m) / Electronic compass / Calendar /Power reserve indicator / WR200 / Luminous (hands + index)

CITIZEN PROMASTER Eco-Drive Professional Diver 1000m, Ref. BN7020-09E: The World's First Light-Powered Watch for 1,000m Saturation Diving

The Eco-Drive Professional Diver 1000m by CITIZEN is an ISO compliant diver's watch that can performs even in saturation diving environment. The escape valve set at 10 o'clock on the case side releases the helium gas that enters the watch during saturation diving to prevent any damage or rupture upon the movement.

There is no need for regular battery replacement thanks to the Eco-Drive technology. The Power Reserve Indicator tells divers the remaining battery charge so that they can enjoy diving worry free.
To achieve an even higher practical functionality, CITIZEN conducted validation and vilification testing with cooperation of JAMSTEC(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), the ocean research authority in Japan, to conduct a leak test and examine the effects of high water pressure to check waterproof performance in a high-pressure environment as well the dial visibility, and luminous features in deep waters.

The bezel of the PROMASTER is made unidirectional in line with the ISO standard for diving watches. This improves safety by eliminating the danger of a diver accidentally turning the bezel the wrong way during a dive. The Eco-Drive Professional Diver 1000m model is equipped with a bezel-locking mechanism.
PROMASTER's photo-luminescent markings absorb lightfast and stay bright for a long time. A generous proportion of the hands is coated in luminous material and tested a range of colours before selecting the most visible ones. The luminous materials used for this model has more than twice the afterglow brightness than a conventional material even after 5 hours.

When the bezel lock is set to FREE, the orange warning colour is appeared to warn the user. The crown also has a same mechanism, revealing an orange colour between the case and the crown to tell the owner when the crown is not correctly pushed into a lock mode.

A diver's watch that performs with 1,000m saturation diving must not only pass the water resistance test, but also a test to keep performing for 15 days in a pressurized chamber that contains helium and oxygen or even 100% helium gas and then revert back to atmospheric pressure within 3 minutes after high-speed decompression. The pressure is an unimaginable 125 barometer which demands high durability and water resistance function. This is a world's first as a light powered watch.

CITZEN's proprietary titanium material, Super Titanium™ has various surface-hardening technology which is expertly used to offer the functions required for each of the parts to collectively achieve a robust surface finish. In order for the adjoining sections of the parts to also withstand the water pressure at 1,000 metres depth, we applied one of the hardening technology, “Duratect MRK” to the case when parts like the crown tube and the escape valve tube were already in place, we bonded the individual components to the case at the atomic level to achieve a higher level of adhesion.(The technical name for the process is “solid phase diffusion bonding.”) The result was not just a tougher case surface, but durability capable of withstanding 1,000 metres of water pressure.

The Eco-Drive Professional Diver 1000m takes its design inspiration from the shape and structure of a turbine shell. The durability and power of this shell case design was tested to the limits in successfully producing a professional grade light powered dive watch with water tight fit to 1000 metres.

The hardness of the shell comes from its brick structure which was reflected to the case side. The spiral structure of a turban shell gives the directional design to the bezel which is not simply an iconic design but functions as a way to intuitively inform the direction of the bezel.

Technical details
Model: PROMASTER Eco-Drive Professional Diver 1000m
Ref: BN7020-09E
Launch: Summer 2017

Case
Super Titanium (Duratect DLC + MRK + TIC) / Polyurethane
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal (Anti-reflective coating)
Size: diameter 52.5mm / thickness 21.4mm

Dial
Colour : Black

Movement       
Cal.J210 / Accuracy of ±15 seconds per month / Eco-Drive / Runs for about 1.5 years on full charge / Unidirection bezel / Bezel lock mechanism / Calendar /Power reserve indicator / 1000m water resistance (saturation diving) / Luminous (hands, index, bezel at 12 o'clock)

Other            
Band extension

Roger Dubuis Unveils Its Excalibur “Cobalt Chrome” Limited Editions in Tokyo

 Luxury Swiss watch brand Roger Dubuis has recently participated in an adrenaline filled motorsports-driven event in Tokyo featuring the high profile appearance of Excalibur “Cobalt Chrome” limited editions. The event took place at Tokyo’s Cornes Shinonome Service Center II, the city’s number one retailer of luxury supercars.

With its inherent contradiction to all that luxury watchmaking traditionally represents, the industrial feel of the garage-like surroundings offered the perfect “disruptive” setting for a luxury brand with close ties to the world of motorsports. A group of select guests enjoyed a testosterone-driven experience invigorated by Pirelli racing design elements including a dinner next to supercar repair lifts, as well as test drives around this unusual venue.
Pirelli is a pioneer in technical and industrial innovations and is the sole supplier of premium tyres to the world’s flagship motorsports competitions. The “perfect  t” between Pirelli and Roger Dubuis is showcased with four limited edition Excalibur Spider Pirelli models –fitted with straps made from winning motorsports tyre rubber and featuring the distinctive tread profile.

The highlight of the show was the exclusive reveal of the Excalibur Cobalt Chrome timepieces. Cobalt Chrome Micro-Melt® is an ultra-pure, high-performance metal widely associated with aeronautics and astronomy that represents a first in the watch industry.

This chic yet adrenaline-filled event provided the ideal stage-setting for these timepieces, in which sleek blue good looks combine with a ruggedly virile edge. Behind the robustly designed watch exteriors lie feats of mechanical engineering packing a powerful punch. Leaping forth from the dial of the 28-piece Excalibur 42 Cobalt Micro- Melt® is the familiar astral skeleton of the bestselling Roger Dubuis Calibre RD820SQ. It is joined on this occasion by the gleaming bodywork of the Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt Micro-Melt®, the world premiere eight-piece limited edition launched at SIHH 2017 and powered by its emblematic hand-wound RD101 Quatuor movement.

Excalibur 42 Cobalt Micro-Melt® CarTech® Bio-Dur® CCM®
Case
Excalibur case, Ø42 mm, Chrome Cobalt Micro-Melt ® case, fluted bezel and crown
Micro-Melt® Crystal sapphire case back
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment and red metallization
Thickness: 11.58 mm
Water Resistance: 3 BAR (30 m)

Dial
Blue CVD flange with red applied indexes, 18K gold hands with red transfer and white luminous SLN tips

Movement
RD820SQ Calibre: Automatic Skeleton with micro-rotor
Self-winding mechanical caliber with skeleted micro-rotor, finely adjusted in six positions
Decorations: Skeleton calibre, blue CVD plate and bridges, circular-grained plate and bridges, “Poinçon de Genève”   finishing.
Number of parts: 167 components
Jewels: 35
Diameter: 16’’’
Thickness: 6.38 mm
Frequency: 4Hz (28,800 vph)
Power-reserve: 60 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes

Strap
Blue alligator strap, blue stitching

Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt Micro-Melt® CarTech® Bio-Dur® CCM®
Case
Excalibur case, Ø48 mm, Chrome Cobalt Micro-Melt® case, fluted bezel and crown
Micro-Melt® Crystal sapphire case back
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment and red metallization glass
Thickness: 18.38 mm
Water Resistance: 5 BAR (50 m)

Dial
Blue CVD coated dial with red and white printed minute track, Blue CVD coated ¬ flange, Rhodium plated indexes, hands in white gold with red tips, power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock

Movement

RD101 Caliber: Quatuor
Features: Hand-wound mechanical calibre, 5 differentials, 4 sprung balances,   finely adjusted in six positions
Decorations: Blue CVD coated, plate and bridges, “Poinçon de Genève”   finishing
Number of parts: 590 components
Jewels: 113
Diameter: 17 `` ¾
Thickness: 10.60 mm
Frequency: 4X4Hz (115’200 vph)
Power-reserve: 40 hours

Functions
Hours and Minutes, power reserve indicator

Strap
Blue alligator strap with red stitching

Excalibur Spider Pirelli Double Flying Tourbillon
Case
Skeletonized, Ø47 mm, titanium black DLC case, fluted titanium black DLC bezel with tone on tone markings, titanium black DLC crown over-molded with blue rubber
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment glass
Titanium black DLC and sapphire crystal case back
Thickness: 14.95 mm
Water Resistance: 5 BAR (50 m)

Dial
Black and blue skeleton flange with rhodium-plated indexes filled with white luminous SLN, white minute-circle and Roger Dubuis transfers
18 K gold black PVD hands with blue transfer and white luminous SNL tips

Movement
RD105SQ Calibre: Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon
Features: Double Flying Tourbillon at 5 and 7 o’clock (one rotation per minute) Hand-wound mechanical calibre,   finely adjusted in six positions
Decorations: Skeleton movement, rhodium plated inner-Astral décor, Plate and bridges NAC plated, circular-grained plate, Tourbillon carriages in the shape of a Celtic cross
Number of parts: 365 components
Jewels: 49
Diameter: 16 ¾”’
Thickness: 7.67 mm
Frequency: 3 Hz (21’600 vph)
Power-reserve: 50 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes, power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock

Strap
Bi-material strap with black

Excalibur Spider Pirelli Automatic Skeleton
Case
Skeletonized, Ø45 mm, titanium black DLC case, fluted titanium black DLC bezel with tone on tone markings, Titanium black DLC crown over-molded with blue rubber
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment glass
Titanium black DLC and sapphire crystal case back
Thickness: 14.02 mm
Water Resistance: 5 BAR (50 m)

Dial
Black and blue skeleton flange with rhodium plated indexes with luminous SLN, 18K Gold black PVD hands with blue transfer and white luminous SLN tips

Movement
RD820SQ Calibre: Automatic Skeleton with micro-rotor
Features: Self-winding mechanical calibre with skeleted micro-rotor,   finely adjusted in six positions
Decorations: Skeleton calibre, NAC coated plate and bridges, circular-grained plate and bridges, “Poinçon de Genève”   finishing
Number of parts: 167 components
Jewels: 35
Diameter: 16 ``
Thickness: 6.38 mm
Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 vph)
Power-reserve: 60 hours

Functions
Hours and Minutes

Strap
Bi-material strap with black rubber base and Pirelli winning motorsport tyre rubber inlay, blue stitching
Unique Pirelli tyre profile on the inside of the strap

SEQUENT SuperCharger - The World’s First Kinetic Self-Charging Smart Watch

Luzern (Switzerland) based Start-up Company SEQUENT has developed and patented world’s first self-charging system to power a smart watch and has set a new important milestone in the development of smart devices.

On 05 Jul 2017, SEQUENT launched the revolutionary “SuperCharger” hybrid smart watch on popular crowd funding website kickstarter.com.
This new generation smart watch houses a kinetic self-charging battery system, which provides infinite power supply. This system is powered by a traditional Swiss automatic watch movement, transforming kinetic energy into electrical energy to power the Sequent smart watch. Therefore no more additional charging from socket outlets or cell coin batteries is required to power this smart watch.
This innovative smart-watch features the newest generation of Heart Rate sensor, GPS tracking and notification system, which can connect by Bluetooth to the proprietary Biofeedback health & sport app. The watch comes in a stainless steel case measuring 42.50mm diameter.

For more details please visit SEQUENT SuperCharger Kickstarter Campaign.