Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Parmigiani Fleurier Ovale Pantographe

For the amazing Ovale Pantographe timepiece, Parmigiani Fleurier has drawn inspiration from a 1780s oval pocket watch that is fitted with a system in which two pawls in a cam enable the hands to extend and retract. Parmigiani Fleurier has incorporated the highly ingenious mechanism of this antique pocket watch into its Ovale Pantographe wristwatch.

The Pantographic hour and minute hands of this timepiece comprise more than 30 elements in continuous movement. To ensure the flexibility and rigidity of these telescopic hands, the manufacturer has chosen a very special material used in automotive industry: an aluminium alloy with a magnesium base.
The Ovale Pantographe is available two case versions: White gold or rose gold. Parmigiani Fleurier equipped this creation with a movement made entirely from rose gold. Making a mechanical watch movement entirely in gold needs highest levels of expertise and brand new techniques are also required in polishing and engraving. This manual winding movement featuring 28 jewels boasts an 8-day power reserve.
The silver dial is stamped with a decorative "barley grain" pattern, which adds a further touch of sophistication to this already refined piece. The indices, replacing the transfers used on the previous model, lend it a richness and brilliance. The disc power reserve and the large date window at 6 o'clock complete this harmonious dial.

With its Hermès strap and rose gold ardillon buckle, the Ovale Pantographe is available in a limited edition of 50 watches.

Technical details
Model: OVALE PANTOGRAPHE

References
PFH791-1000100-HA1441: Rose Gold Case, White Silver Dial
PFH791-1200100-HA1441: White Gold Case, White Silver Dial

Movement
Calibre PF111
Winding: Manual
Total dimensions: 13 x 10 ½''' 29.3 x 23.6 mm
Thickness: 4.9 mm
Frequency: 3 Hz 21600 A/h
Power-reserve: 8 days
No of components: 267
No of jewels: 28

Functions
Pantographic hands
Date
Power reserve

Dial
Colour: Silver-Coloured
Index: PVD coating appliques
Finishing: "Barley grain"
Hands: Telescopic

Case
Dimensions: 45.0 x 37.7 mm
Thickness: 12.5 mm
Material: 18 ct rose gold or white gold
Water-resistance: 30 m
Back: Sapphire
Glass: Back and front anti-reflective sapphire

Bracelet
Brand: Hermès
Material: Alligator
Colour: Black

Parmigiani Fleurier Ovale Tourbillon Rose Gold Abyss

With a rose gold case in three sections and a stepped bezel, the Ovale Tourbillon from Parmigiani Fleurier boasts a truly dynamic design. Curved surfaces are broken up. Straight lines replace rounded ones. And beams of light bounce off the myriad angles this creates. The signature Parmigiani horns are no exception. A graduated chamfer tapers out towards the end, lending further tension. On this timepiece, the oval adopts a new stance, an overtly masculine one with a style of its own.
Its stunning dial combines the ever-classic "Côtes de Genève" design with Parmigiani Fleurier's own Abyss Blue, a colour it keeps a closely-guarded secret. It is now standard practice for the Manufacture to offer a new model each year in this intense blue which gives the piece such unique appeal.

The Ovale Tourbillon, the new addition in the Ovale Pantographe line, is inspired by an antique piece and it houses the PF500 movement designed by Michel Parmigiani. This 30-second tourbillon movement with power reserve indicator reflects the Manufacture's watchmaking expertise and its demand for the highest quality finishes, as demonstrated by the "Côtes de Genève" design and hand-bevelled bridges. 

Technical details
Model: Ovale Tourbillon Rose Gold Abyss
Reference: PFH750-1000600-HA3141

Movement
Calibre PF501
Winding: Manual
Total dimensions: 13 x 10 ½''' 29.3 x 23.6 mm
Thickness: 5.55 mm
Frequency: 3 Hz 21600 A/h
Power-reserve: One week
No of components: 237
No of jewels: 30

Functions
Hours, minutes
Seconds
Power reserve
Tourbillon

Dial
Colour: Blue abyss
Index: 18-ct rose gold appliques
Finishing: Côtes de Genève
Hands: Delta-shaped with luminescent coating

Case
Dimensions: 44.8 x 37.60 mm
Thickness: 12.25 mm
Material: 18 ct rose gold
Water-resistance: 30 m
Back: Sapphire
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire

Bracelet

Brand: Hermès
Material: Alligator
Colour: Indigo blue

Monday, February 20, 2017

MB&F Legacy Machine No 2 Titanium

MB&F welcomes a new version, the LM2 Ti, to its Legacy Machine N°2 line of exceptional horological machines. Dressed in a Titanium Ti-6Al-4V alloy case, this new model boasts a vivid green dial.

The rounded profiles of Legacy Machine N°2 Ti's majestically arching balance wheel bridges impart a softer aesthetic than the original LM2 models. Its highly polished and redesigned bezel makes the case a full one millimeter slimmer than those of its predecessors. Ti-6Al-4V (grade 5), the high-tech titanium alloy used in aerospace and medical applications, offers a perfect blend of strength and lightness, ensuring that LM2 Ti sits seductively and comfortably on the wrist. When that spectacular PE-CVD-treated green dial catches the light from alternating angles, it comes alive with constantly changing iridescent sheens and hues of green and blue.
The otherworldly appearance of Legacy Machine No.2's dual flying balances, suspended high above the dial from four gracefully arcing arms, may at first appear paradoxical.  Oscillating on high, the exalted double balance wheels of LM2 were inspired by, and pay homage to, one of the rarest mechanisms in the history of watchmaking: the dual regulator. And rarer still, the average rates of Legacy Machine No.2's dual regulators are transmitted by a differential to a single gear train, where the majority had two separate movements.
On display under a domed sapphire crystal cupola, the dial of Legacy Machine No. 2, which is actually the top plate of the exquisitely finished movement, is an object lesson in symmetrical simplicity. Top to bottom: the white stretched lacquer sub dial at 12 o'clock, with its blued gold hour and minute hands, is visually balanced by the large, raised differential at 6 o'clock. Left to right: the two flying balances and their escapements are identical mirror images, right down to the position of the stud holders pinning their balance springs.

While the levitated oscillating balance wheels of the binary regulators catch and hold the viewer's gaze, it is the large planetary differential sitting proud of the dial that is the real heart of Legacy Machine No. 2. The differential has three roles: 1. Transferring power to each of the regulators; 2. Receiving the individual timing rates from each balance; and 3.Transmitting the average rate of the two regulators to the gear train, where it finally manifests itself as the displayed time.
The movement of Legacy Machine No. 2 was developed to MB&F's specifications by award-winning watchmaker Jean-François Mojon and his team at Chronode.  Acclaimed independent watchmaker Kari Voutilainen ensured that the movement's aesthetic style was consistent with high-quality traditional timepieces of the 19th century and for specifying the superlative hand-finishing.
Immaculate Geneva waves, gold chatons, mirror-polished bevels and bridges designed with deliberate internal bevelled angles (which cannot be finished by machine) showcase the movement's peerless fine finishing. Consistent with MB&F's spirit of transparency, the names of the two men responsible for the movement are hand engraved on the back.
Legacy Machine No.2 was launched in 2013 in 18k red gold, 18k white gold and a limited edition of 18 pieces in platinum 950. It was redesigned in 2017 for a limited edition of 18 pieces in titanium.

Legacy Machine N°2 Ti is a limited edition of 18 pieces in a titanium Ti-6Al-4V alloy case.

Technical details
Model: Legacy Machine No 2 Titanium

Movement
Three-dimensional horological movement developed exclusively for MB&F by Jean-François Mojon at Chronode, and Kari Voutilainen
Manual winding with single mainspring barrel
Power reserve: 45 hours
Differential: Planetary differential comprising 3 gears and 5 pinions
Balance wheels: Two bespoke 11mm balance wheels with four traditional regulating screws floating above the movement and dials
Balance spring: traditional Breguet curve terminating with stud holder
Balance frequency: 18,000bph/2.5Hz
Number of components: 241
Number of jewels: 44
Superlative hand finishing throughout respecting 19th century style; polished internal bevel angles highlighting handcraft; polished bevels; Geneva waves; gold chatons with polished countersinks; hand-made engravings

Functions
Hours and minutes
Planetary differential transmits the average rate of the two regulators to the single gear train

Case
Material: Titanium Ti-6Al-4V alloy (grade 5)
Dimensions: 44mm x 19mm
Number of components: 41
Water resistance: 30 m / 90' / 3 atm
High domed sapphire crystal on top and sapphire crystal on back with anti-reflective coating on both sides.

Strap
Black hand-stitched alligator strap with titanium tang buckle.

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Celestial

Dedicated exclusively to women, the Cat’s Eye collection by Girard-Perregaux combines supreme design excellence with a mechanical movement reflecting the finest traditions upheld by the Maison. Cat’s Eye Celestial, the latest addition to this prestigious line, infuses it with an emotional and subtly complex dimension. 
Adorned with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds, the opulent oval shaped pink gold case of the Cat’s Eye Celestial ladies watch exquisitely frames a guilloché hand-polished white mother-of-pearl dial. The guilloché motif, along with the gem-set drop-shaped hour-markers, draw the eye to the moon phase whose broad 8.9 mm-diameter disc performs a full rotation in 59 days. Contrary to usual practice, the device driving the display of this complication is not linked to the arbour of the hour’s wheel, but is instead connected to the barrel and therefore moves smoothly without any jerking.
Girard-Perregaux wanted this complication to be as beautiful as it is accurate. Slightly domed in order to create a depth effect, the moon phase is depicted in mother-of-pearl marquetry and aventurine glass that the artisan has then polished by hand.  A classical moon phase accumulates a one-day discrepancy every two and a half years, while the one on the Cat’s Eye Celestial requires only one correction every 360 years.
This new Cat’s Eye model houses a self-winding movement designed, developed and crafted by the Manufacture Girard-Perregaux in keeping with the finest Swiss watchmaking traditions. This 240-part movement with its 46-hour power reserve is also distinguished by its superb finishing, with Côtes de Genève and circular-graining adorning the mainplate, blued steel screws, as well as an oscillating weight bearing a “GP” tapestry-style motif.
The Cat’s Eye Celestial is fitted with a pink gold bracelet matching the case, or with an alligator leather strap graced by a midnight blue shade.

Technical details

Case
Material: pink gold set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds ~0.80 cts
Dimensions: 35.44 x 30.44 mm 
Height: 11.40 mm
Glass: anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case-back: sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 metres (3 ATM)

Dial
Guilloché mother-of-pearl, drop-shaped hour-markers set with 33 diamonds totalling approx. 0.108 cts
Hands: leaf-shaped

Movement
Reference: GP03300-0125, mechanical self-winding
Diameter: 25.60 mm (11 ½ ‘’’’)
Height: 5.40 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Number of components: 240
Jewels: 32
Power reserve: min. 46 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, large moon phase indicator

Strap/Bracelet
Material: dark blue alligator leather strap or pink gold bracelet
Buckle: pink gold folding clasp

Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Aérolithe Performance Titanium

This contemporary mechanical timepiece by Parmigiani Fleurier takes its inspiration from Bugatti Aérolithe Concept car created by Jean Bugatti in 1930s. Crafted from light weight but highly flammable magnesium alloy, the body of from Bugatti Aérolithe car was designed in two parts and joined by an ingenious riveted dorsal seam. However, this classic creation from Bugatti disappeared soon after its debut in 1935 leaving just a few photographs.
The Bugatti Aérolithe Performance timepiece pays tribute to this beautiful and mysterious concept car. Like the car made by Jean, son of Bugatti’s founder Ettore, the case of the watch is made entirely from a modern, light weight material: titanium. In this high-tech mechanical timepiece, the luxury watch manufacture has incorporated laser technology to apply finishes beyond the capability of conventional machining. Underneath the crown and the pushers, the intermediate ring displays an "inverted diamond point" pattern, which is impossible to create by conventional methods.
The dial is split into two parts, and this continues onto the angled section of the bezel, where the indications are a nod to the exceptional performances of modern-day Bugattis. Its textured central section creates a beautiful sense of depth. The ends of the diamond points in the pattern are polished to give the centre a subtle brilliance, while the exterior of the dial is selectively laser sand-blasted.

The counters at 3 and 9 o'clock have keen angles and are finished with a circular satin grain. Once again, lasers were used as satin-finishing within a recess would be impossible. The stepped counter at 3 o'clock is formed of three half-levels, each of which has a different textured effect. Finally, the rhodium-plated indications were formed using a technique which builds up the material by focussing a high-intensity laser beam on it.
The double tachometer scale has km/h indications in red and mph in blue in reference to the signature colours of Bugatti. The double tachymeter (km and miles) on the minute chronograph counter runs continuously in periods of 30 minutes. So, if you wish to calculate the pace for 1 kilometre during one hour of walking, the figure indicated by the dual-colour hand must be multiplied by two.

The Delta-shaped hour and minute hands, the red "1" numeral on the date and the double hand at 9 o'clock all bear the stylistic hallmarks of Parmigiani Fleurier. Other striking elements are the famous lugs featuring the dorsal seam of the Bugatti Aérolithe, the strap inspired by the embossed pattern of the manufacturer's seats, and the deployant buckle, which is textured to match the dial.

The Bugatti Aérolithe Performance houses the proprietary PF335 self winding movement, which boasts a flyback chronograph module and has a power reserve of 50 hours. Bearing 86 jewels, the movement is decorated with "Côtes de Genève” finishes respecting the classic watchmaking traditions.

Technical details
Model: BUGATTI AEROLITHE PERFORMANCE TITANIUM
Reference: PFC329-3001400-XC1442

Movement
Calibre PF335
Winding: Automatic
Total dimensions: 13 1/4''' - Ø 30.30 mm
Thickness: 6.81 mm
Frequency: 4 Hz - 28'800 A/h
Power-reserve; 50 hours
No of components: 311
No of jewels: 68

Functions
Hours, minutes
Small second
Date
Chronograph
FlyBack

Dial
Colour: Black
Index: Rhodium plated appliqués with luminescent coating
Finishing: Outside selective sanding, center pointe de diamant
Hands: Delta-shaped with luminescent coating

Case
Dimensions: Ø 41 mm
Thickness; 12.77 mm
Material: Titanium
Water-resistance: 30 m
Back: Sapphire
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire

Bracelet
Material: Calf leather
Colour: Black

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hermès Cape Cod – New Versions

Born from the singular vision of Henri d’Origny, who invented it in 1991 by sketching a square inside a rectangle, Cape Cod consistently adapts to the mood of the times, expressing creative abundance through fascinating interpretations of the original design. The new masculine models are also presented with a distinct infusion of watchmaking expertise, in turn featuring a movement, a case or a dial made in the ateliers of the Maison – and all enhanced by the signature Hermès fine leather craftsmanship.

Blue, anthracite or black: the Cape Cod dial appears in new shades that are echoed in an indigo blue, graphite matt or black matt alligator strap. At the heart of these subtle visual orchestrations, time is steadily marked off to the rhythm of a watch mechanism created by Hermès: the Manufacture H1912 movement.
Cape Cod TGM Manufacture
This year, the dials are also attired in lacquer, as Cape Cod sets the stage for subtly graded shades of red and brown, creating reflections that shimmer delicately across the surface.
Cape Cod TGM Cadran laque
From cutting to the final burnishing, as well as the famous “saddle stitching”, the same meticulous operations are tirelessly repeated in the Hermès workshops. This hand-crafted expertise enables the Maison to offer unusual approaches: a wristband formed from a traditional strap merged into a cuff strap and made in alligator or Barénia calfskin; or a two-tone smooth calfskin strap combining Malta blue with Hermès red or étoupe.
Encapsulating a vision of time threaded with elegance and originality, Cape Cod continues to distil its singular style, inspired as ever by the anchor-chain link.

Cape Cod TGM Manufacture
Movement
Type: Mechanical self-winding, Swiss made
Manufacture Hermès H1912 movement
Diameter: 23.9 mm (10 ½’’’)
Thickness: 3.7 mm
Power reserve: 50 hours
Jewelling: 28 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour / 4 Hz
Decoration: Circular-grained and snailed mainplate. Bridges and oscillating weight satin-brushed and adorned with the signature ‘sprinkling of Hs”

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date at 6 o’clock

Case
Shape/dimensions: Rectangular, 33 x 33 mm
Material: Steel
Crystal: Sapphire crystal and case-back with anti-glare treatment
Water resistance 3 bar

Dial
Blue, black, anthracite or opaline silvered
Raised rhodium-coated Arabic numerals
Silvered square transferred minutes scale
Stamped central decor
Rhodium-coated hands

Strap
Matt graphite alligator (anthracite dial)
Matt black alligator (black dial)
Matt indigo aligator (blue dial)
Natural Barenia calf leather (silvered dial)
Buckle: Steel 17 mm folding clasp

Cape Cod TGM Bicolore
Movement
Type: Quartz, Swiss made
Diameter: 26.2 mm (11 ½’’’)
Thickness: 1.95 mm
Jeweling: 6 jewels

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date at 3 o’clock

Case
Shape/Dimensions: Rectangular, 33 x 33 mm
Material: Steel
Crystal: Glare-proofed sapphire
Water resistance: 3 bar

Dial
Opaline silvered with raised rhodium-plated Arabic numerals
Transferred square minute track
Rhodium-plated hands

Strap
Etoupe/Malta blue smooth calfskin
Malta blue/Hermès red smooth calfskin
Buckle: Steel 17 mm pin buckle

Cape Cod TGM Cadran laque
Movement
Type: Quartz, Swiss made
Diameter: 26.2 mm (11 ½’’’)
Thickness: 1.95 mm
Jeweling: 6 jewels

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date at 3 o’clock

Case
Shape/Dimensions: Rectangular, 33 x 33 mm
Material: Steel
Crystal: Glare-proofed sapphire
Water resistance: 3 bar

Dial
Lacquered in graded shades of brown or red
Raised rhodium-plated Arabic numerals
Silvered transferred square minute track
Rhodium-plated hands

Interchangeable Strap
Ebony Barenia calfskin
Hermès red calfskin
Buckle: Steel 17 mm pin buckle

Cape Cod TGM Bracelet de force

Movement
Type: Quartz, Swiss made
Diameter: 26.2 mm (11 ½’’’)
Thickness: 1.95 mm
Jeweling: 6 jewels

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date at 3 o’clock

Case
Shape/Dimensions: Rectangular, 33 x 33 mm
Material; Steel
Crystal: Glare-proofed sapphire
Water resistance: 3 bar

Dial
Opaline silvered with raised rhodium-plated Arabic numerals
Transferred square minute track
Rhodium-plated hands

Strap
Veronese green alligator
Black alligator
Natural Barenia calfskin
Black Barenia calfskin
Buckle: Steel 17 mm pin buckle

Longines Celebrates Its 185th Anniversary

In 2017, the Swiss watch brand Longines is celebrating its 185th anniversary. In order to mark this occasion throughout the year, the Swiss watch brand is launching the project “On this day”. From January 1st to December 31st, a little story that happened on this day in the past will be revealed each day.

Longines has been based at Saint-Imier in Switzerland since 1832. In its early days, the firm was run by Auguste Agassiz and was a “comptoir” or trading office like many others in the area. The watches were produced under the “établissage” system, whereby watchmakers worked at home. In 1867, Ernest Francillon, Agassiz’s nephew and successor decided to abandon this production method and he brought together the different stages that go toward making a watch under one roof. The Longines factory was born.
From then on, the factory in Saint-Imier steadily developed and produced many horological creations that gained international recognition. In 1889, Francillon patented a trademark comprising the name Longines and its now famous winged hourglass. Longines also made a name of itself in sports timekeeping and designed timing equipment that gained the brand a worldwide reputation. Using its expertise, the brand established a network of advantageous links with the world of sport timekeeping which enabled it to offer its skilled services to various prestigious sports ever since.

This year, Longines is celebrating its 185th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, the Swiss watch brand will publish a new anecdote each day related to Longines’ rich history. From January 1st to December 31st, 365 short stories related to the history of Longines will be outveiled daily.

Russian Actress Yulia Peresild Joins Rado as Global Ambassador

Rado has announced that Russian actress Yulia Peresild has joined the pioneering Swiss watch brand as a global ambassador.

Yulia made her film debut in 2003. Her filmography now boasts over 50 titles, with her performances having garnered her much acclaim. The young actress has received numerous awards, including the President of Russia's Award for Young Artists (2013), the Beijing Film Festival award for Best Actress (2015) and the Golden Eagle Prize for Best Actress (2016). Yulia can also be found on stage at the State Theatre of Nations and the Moscow Drama Theatre, where she plays major roles.
For daytime wear, Yulia can now be seen sporting the Rado Ceramica in either black or white high-tech ceramic. The Ceramica is an ideal match for an actress known for her sleek looks and modern brand of sophistication. The HyperChrome Diamonds in plasma high-tech ceramic, with its 66 diamonds and otherworldly glow, was Yulia’s choice for evening wear.
Rado CEO Matthias Breschan commented “She's a true talent, and her personal style and dedication to her art are a perfect fit for our brand. We’re honoured that the Rado Ceramica and HyperChrome Diamonds will be gracing her wrist this year.”
Speaking about the partnership, Yulia said: “I recently became acquainted with Rado when trying on watches to buy as a present for a close friend. When first putting on a Rado, I immediately fell in love with how harmonious it felt – as if the watch were floating on my wrist. Sometime later, Rado approached me about becoming a brand ambassador. I was extremely flattered as I feel that Rado and I are close in spirit and philosophy. Minimalism with a twist – this is my style, this is my story and my watch!”

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Breitling Colt Skyracer

Breitling presents a new model from its high-performance, efficient, ultra-reliable Colt collection. The Colt Skyracer, a youthful brand-new model dedicated to thrill-seekers, comes dressed in an avant-garde case in Breitlight® and boasts an ultra-technical black look.

Its 45 mm case is made in Breitlight®. 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than steel, yet significantly harder, this exclusive high-tech material is distinguished by numerous qualities: exceptional resistance to scratches, traction and corrosion; anti-magnetic, anti-allergenic properties; as well as a warmer ‘touch’ than metal and a slightly mottled effect accentuating its originality.
The Colt Skyracer houses a thermo-compensated SuperQuartzTM movement, ten times more accurate than standard quartz and chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute).

The  white luminescent hands and indications standing out against the black background, red accents reminiscent of instrument panels and a sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides. The Colt Skyracer is a highly shock resistant watch, thanks to the substantial reinforcements surrounding the screw-locked, rubber-molded crown, and a protruding bezel gasket perfectly protecting the crystal.
Equipped with a rotating rider tab bezel serving to memorize times and a dial with an additional 24-hour (military) scale, the Colt Skyracer (water-resistant to 100 m/330 ft) is also distinguished by its exclusive black rubber strap bearing various measurement scales that are useful to adventurers of all kinds: 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 scales on the 12 o’clock strap section, centimeters and inches on the 6 o’clock section. An ingenious removable fastening system enables the wearer to quickly and easily remove the section of their choice and use it as a measuring instrument, before refitting it just as smoothly.
Technical details
Movement
Breitling Caliber 74, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, thermo-compensated SuperQuartzTM
Battery end-of-life (EOL) indicator
Calendar

Case, dial and strap
Breitlight® case
Water-resistant to 100 m (330 ft), Screw-locked crown
Unidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel
Sapphire crystal, glareroofed on both sides
Diameter: 45 mm.
Dial: Volcano black
Strap: rubber Skyracer

Gruppo Gamma Vanguard Mk IV

Young watch brand Gruppo Gamma presents Mk IV, the newest version of its popular Vanguard collection. Introduced in 2014, the Vanguard draws its inspiration from the legendary Rolex Ref. 6152 watch and features a retro-inspired design infused with contemporary touches. The watch case of Vanguard model is made of surgical grade stainless steel, fitted with double-domed sapphire crystal and engineered to achieve a depth rating of 200 m/ 660 ft.
Its newest generation, the Mk IV features the SuperSandwich™ dial, filled to the brim with Swiss Superluminova to achieve the best darkness visibility ever on a Gruppo Gamma timepiece. Also for the first time ever, the rotor - visible through the sapphire display caseback - is signed, and the crown guard is now constructed as a separate piece and bolted onto the case. In addition, a newly-designed mechanism is used for the unidirectional 120-click bezel.
The first Mk IV models the brand is planning to release are A-04, A-04D (Both without date) and A-05(with date function). All models in this release are powered by Seiko SII's NH35, a self-winding mechanical calibre from Japan that's well-known for its dependability. The full kit includes a vintage Italian leather strap in Gruppo Gamma's signature leather color, and a military green canvas strap unique to the Vanguard.  Gruppo Gamma is currently accepting pre-orders at its website with prices start from USD399.
Technical details

Movement
Seiko SII NH35A (4R35), automatic, 21600 bph

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date (A-05 only) and elapsed time

Case
Stainless steel
Diameter: 42 mm excluding crown and lugs
Lug-to-lug Distance: 50 mm
Thickness: 14 mm excluding domed sapphire, 15.5 mm including
Lug Width: 22 mm
Weight: 140 g with strap
Water Resistance: 20 ATM
Crystal: Sapphire, double domed with underside anti-reflective coating
Crown: Stainless steel, screw-in
Caseback: Stainless steel with sapphire, screw-in

Dial
Black, SuperSandwich™ with luminescent markers
Hands: With luminescent markers

Accessories
Canvas strap, length 125x75mm with Type V buckle
Leather strap, length 125x75mm
Screwdriver for strap changes
Travel pouch

Siegfriedson – Elegant Mechanical Timepieces from North Germany

Established by master watch maker Lutz S. Aulich, Siegfriedson is a German luxury watch brand that creates high-quality, hand-crafted, mechanical wristwatches.

Born and brought up in Schwerin (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany), Lutz S. Aulich crafts mechanical wristwatches according to his own designs. In his studio, small masterpieces of precise craftsmanship will be created with individual requirements. These exclusive mechanical timepieces embody classical elegance and North German understatement.
Lutz S. Aulich uses exclusively high-quality Swiss movements and assembles all movements by hand and adjusts them precisely. He inserts them into the own designed cases and supplies them with individually designed dials. Siegfriedson watches are exclusively made by order. All models are available as individual items and as a limited edition.
As on date Siegfriedson creates two models:  Type 1 and Type 2. Both models are limited to 50 pieces. Equipped with ETA 6498-1 manual winding movement, these timepieces follow the Bauhaus design principles in their aesthetics. The Siegfriedson timepieces come dressed in elegant stainless steel case which is available in two sizes: 41mm diameter & 9mm thickness for Type 1 and 44mm diameter and 10mm thickness for Type 2. All timepieces feature domed mineral glass on top and mineral glass caseback.
Siegfriedson Type 1 comes with a satin silver-grey dial featuring Arabic numerals and indicators in blued steel, blue hour and minute hands, red second hand and sublime logo in silver. Siegfriedson Type 1 features a satin black-anthracite dial, silver Arabic numerals, logo and indicators, and silver hands for hour, minute, and second. Retail price of the timepiece is 1190 Euros per piece for both versions.
Technical details
Siegfriedson Type 1

Movement
ETA 6498-1 manual winding, 46 hours power reserve, finished with Geneva stripes and polished blue screws, polished Crown- and Ratchet Wheel (optionally with additional charge: skeletonized or gold plated solarisation, see below)

Case
Polished waterproof (3 ATM) stainless steel case with a diameter of 41 mm / height 9 mm, domed mineral glass on top, mineral glass caseback, waterproof crown with a diameter of 7 mm, engraved serial number

Dial
Satin silver-grey dial, Arabic numerals and indicators are sublime in steel blue, sublime logo in silver
Hands: blue hour and minute hands, red second hand

Straps
Handcrafted ostrich leather in black or brown or Crocodile leather in black, optionally with stainless steel pin buckle, folding clasp or butterfly buckle

Siegfriedson Type 2

Movement
ETA 6498-1 manual winding, 46 hours power reserve, finished with Geneva stripes and polished blue screws, polished Crown- and Ratchet Wheel (optionally with additional charge: skeletonized or gold plated solarisation)

Case
Polished waterproof (3 ATM) stainless steel case, brushed sides with a diameter of 44 mm / height 10 mm, domed mineral glass on top, mineral glass caseback, waterproof crown with a diameter of 7 mm, engraved serial number

Dial
Satin black-anthracite dial, Arabic numerals, logo and indicators are sublime in silver
Hands: silver hands for hour, minute, and second

Straps
Handcrafted ostrich leather in black or brown or Crocodile leather in black, optionally with stainless steel pin buckle, folding clasp or butterfly buckle

Contact details
Siegfriedson Uhrenmanufaktur
Lutz S. Aulich
Am Tannenberg 81
19069 Pingelshagen
Germany

https://www.siegfriedson.de

ANONIMO Watches - Brand Info

Founded in 1997 in Florence, Italy, Anonimo has a long tradition of local watch making. A remarkable variety of models, materials, functions and patents flourish along the banks of the river Arno for the Italian market.  Supported by an additional team in 2009, the brand opens itself to the international market and the collections become more organized. Sold in 2013, Anonimo settles in Switzerland and redefines its structure before starting from a new base.  Today this independent brand fully assumes its personality.  Different entities, different personalities staying true to its original philosophy, a watch should not be worn as a “brand status” but as the expression of the personality of the wearer.

With  an  aestheticism  inspired  by  Italian  elegance,  an  Anonimo  watch  expresses  both  robustness  and  functionality  through  its  distinctive  design  and  solid  case.  The values of originality, seriousness and closeness carry across the two decades. This feeling is reinforced by the careful choice of materials, such as treated or stainless steel or bronze, an element that the brand was one of the first users in watchmaking, and that is still included in each of its lines. Yesterday the watches from Anonimo were developed for professional divers and they refine and affirm their style today.
ANONIMO SpA: 1997 – 2009
Driven  by the  desire  to  bring back  to  life  the  Florentine  watch  industry  after  the  sale  and  departure  of  Officine  Panerai,  Federico  Massacesi,  formerly  of  Ferragamo,  leant  on  the  craftsmanship of the Ambucchi workshop, casemakers since 1939, to found Anonimo. The two collaborators shared the same passion, and the same creative sensibilities, for refined Italian timepieces. Helped by Colonel Dr. Dino Zei, ex-Italian navy officer and former CEO of Panerai,  the  collaboration  was  not  slow  in  bearing  fruit,  thanks  to  innovation  and  the  technical  expertise of each member. Real professional instruments, tailor-made and very sophisticated, are created and aimed at the Italian market.  The  brand  develops  nearly  45  models  and  deposits  several  patents,  both  on  the  technical  construction  and  the  decoration  of  the  watches. 

It is, for example, from this workshop that the first dive watch made from bronze is launched  and several models are  developed for the CNS (Cooperative Nazionale Sommazzatori), one the  world  leaders  in  deep  water  diving.  Composed  of  a  case  forged  in  the  mass  with  typical  Florentine know-how, the watches can withstand enormous pressure. In 2002, Dino agreed to develop a new, eponymous collection, with a more elegant and contemporary approach.

Firenze Orologi: 2009 – 2013
After several years of creativity, inventions and various partnerships with the world of sport, the management team changes but the headquarters remain in Florence. The objective is to make the brand known outside Italian borders and the first ANONIMO watches start to be sold on the Japanese, American and German markets. In tribute to the local traditional knowhow, the watches now bear the inscription "Casemakers in Florence since 1939" on the back and "Anonimo Firenze” on the dial.

The collection is revised, refocused and now falls into four conceptual lines:-
  • The "Sport" line
  • The  "Militare":  distinguished  by  a  cushion  model  with  the  crown  at  6  o'clock  as  a distinctive  element and  a  signature that  is immediately recognisable.  This line is still part of the current collection.
  • The "Professionale Line":  created in collaboration with the CNS (Cooperative Nazionale  Sommazzatori) and its professional extreme divers.
  • The "Dino Zei” models:  stamped with a helmet diving suit on the dial, and a partial transparent caseback.
ANONIMO SA: from 2013 -
Bought by a European investor, the company moves from Florence to Switzerland where its manufacture can meet the “Swiss Made” criteria.  A  new  brand  development  strategy  is  initiated  with  the  restructuring  of  the  teams,  the  development  of  the  international  distribution  networks  and  an  in-depth  work  on  the  collection where only two lines are maintained:  Militare and Nautilo. From now on, the brand  ANONIMO  perfectly  combines  Swiss  precision  with  Italian  style  sport-chic  with  a  strong  personality. The watches are distinguished by a neat and functional design, a clean dial where markers at 12, 04 and 08 o’clock are arranged in a triangle, a reminder of the capital A of ANONIMO.

Important Dates
  • 1997:   Founding of ANONIMO SpA, in Florence, Italy.
  • 1998:  Presentation of the « Millemetri » at Vicenzaoro, the most important exhibition for Italian watchmakers and jewellers. This model has an automatic movement  like all it  future stable mates, and is water resistant to 1000 metres, as its Italian name suggests.  Two models are ‘tested’ by the CNS (Cooperative Nazionale Sommazzatori)  succeeding  to  a  depth  of  2100m  during  their  GEOSTAR  project,  (research  into  oceanographic  geophysics), off the Sicilian coast in October 2002.
  • 2001:  Creation  of  the  Militare  model,  recognisable  by  its  crown  positioned  at  06  hours,  patent filed.
  • 2005:   Presentation of the « Dino Zei » line and its first model: Nemo.
  • 2006:   Dino Zei develops the first Nautilo watch. Appearance  of  Polluce  model  as  a  tribute  the  ANONIMO  watches  used  by  the  professional  divers  who  saved  the  treasures  from  the  boat  of  the  same  name,  shipwrecked in 1841.
  • 2007: “10 ANNI” Special editions, including the Marlin, with its 55mm diameter.
  • 2009: The structure evolves further with Firenze Orologi and international distribution.
  • 2012: To mark the brand’s 15 th anniversary, Dino Zei brings out a book, limited to 800 copies.
  • 2013: The brand moves to Switzerland and is renamed ANONIMO SA.
  • 2015: Presentation of the new collection with the Militare and Nautilo lines.
  • 01 September 2016: Anonimo announces the appointment of its new CEO.  The  role  has  gone  to  Julien  Haenny,  who  has  been  the  brand's Marketing and Communication Director for the last year.
  • 2017: ANONIMO celebrates 20 years.
Patents & Features
  • The U-Lock®: An innovative locking system, exclusive to the Professionale models watch case, featuring an extreme strength watch case.  Finished with an advanced locking waterproof system which  alleviates  torsion  on  the  O-Rings,  and  is  easily  repaired  in  emergency  conditions  without  special tools.  The system exclusively operates with great dimension screws on the dial side that allow the watchcase to open or be released without the watch movement needing to be removed.
  • “Locking Device System ”: A  system  of  articulation  and  protection  of  the  crown,  ensuring  the  watertightness  of  the  winding mechanism. The crown is placed between the lugs, rather than on the side, for ease of handling and less irritation to the wrist.
  • DRASS Double Refined Anonimo Steel Surface: Multiple treatments of the steel to give it a more sober pitch, closer to titanium. The objective is to maximise the resistance to corrosion and fight oxidisation, an exclusivity of the brand.
  • KODIAK k®: The process in which the leather is treated in order to ensure that it remains sealed, making it possible for the leather to preserve its natural qualities. This process does not actually repel water but absorbs it without degrading the leather.
Bronze and ANONIMO
At  ANONIMO,  bronze  watches  hold  a  historical  legitimacy  and  are  the  expression  of  the  Florentine know-how of the brand. The alloy might have different colours depending on the  composition,  but  the  choice  at  ANONIMO  leans  towards  the  warmer  hues.  Besides its resistance to wear and corrosion, bronze also lives and evolves along with its wearer. Indeed, a colour similar to gold at the outset, it becomes darker and acquires a natural luster over time.  This slow and gradual oxidisation gives the bronze watches a unique and vintage look, highly sought after by lovers of this noble and elegant material.

Contact details
ANONIMO SA
Chemin des Chalets 9 – CH-1279
Chavannes-de-Bogis
Switzerland
www.ANONIMO.com

Bell & Ross - BR03-92 Horograph & BR03-92 Horolum

Bell & Ross, the aviation watch specialist, presents two new models - the BR03-92 Horograph and the BR03-92 Horolum – two its professional watch line dedicated to pilots and travellers.

The iconic square watch with graphic lines by Bell & Ross was released in 2005. Today, the brand takes a further step by launching the BR03-92 Horograph and the BR03-92 Horolum, two models that are an invitation to travel. Their functionalist dial fulfills the mission of displaying time with the utmost efficiency.

The new BR03-92 Horograph and BR03-92 Horolum fit perfectly in the Bell & Ross family of watch-instruments. Travel is their passion, and optimum readability their goal. Their cases, designed in a contemporary style, retake Bell & Ross’ iconic “circle within a square”, reminiscent of the clocks in aircraft cockpits. Aesthetically, these timepieces adopt one of the great precepts of design: “shape induced by function.” Bauhaus, the legendary German school of fine arts is at the origin of this movement characterized by an abundance of right angles, clean lines and minimal ornamentation. Way ahead of its time, this movement established, as early as in the 20s, the foundations of modern design. The BR03-92 Horograph and the BR03-92 Horolum present themselves as the worthy heirs of this avant-garde movement.
BR03-92 Horograph
The BR03-92 Horograph and BR03-92 Horolum have been designed following the principles of industrial aesthetics. Their simple lines, based on a square case, underline the essential. Each of these contemporary timepieces has an extremely defined character and both evoke the world of aviation. The BR03-92 Horograph reminds us the clocks in airport terminals. Like them, its simple and uncluttered display, features a graphic dial with clear digits. As for the BR03-92 Horolum, it reproduces the codes of lighting in the runway, used to guide pilots night and day. Their name is made up by the common root “Horo”, from the Latin “Hora” (hour), followed by “Graph” (graphics) or “Lum”, from the Latin “Lumen” (light).

The BR03-92 Horograph is intended to inform the traveller with the utmost clarity and precision. Its graphics are very elaborate and the display is as rigorous as those of airport clocks.
BR03-92 Horograph
Boasting the iconic Bell & Ross shape, it case is made of micro-blasted steel with a matte finish. The technique consists of high-pressure spraying of tiny glass beads onto the surface of the metal. This roughens it, gives it a uniform appearance and a high purity tone of grey. For the first time in a square steel case, the finish is matte and therefore anti-reflective, avoiding reverberations in sunlight. This process reinforces its extremely graphic look and recalls its utilitarian principle.

Its boasts a simple dial. The baton indexes, reinforced by baton-shaped hands, guarantee an extremely easy reading. This type of display is now a classic in the world of watchmaking. Its effectiveness no longer needs to be proven. Indexes and hands interact with the black/white contrast, which also guarantees optimum readability.

The BR03-92 Horolum model evokes light (“Lumen”) and readability. The Superluminova® coating facilitates reading by day and night. The color used to light up airport runways is found on the dial of this watch. This intense green light illuminates runways in the dark and offers excellent luminosity and extraordinary night readability.
BR03-92 Horolum
Its case shape recalls the BR-01 of the early days. Microblasted steel is also used to dress the case and gives it a unique purity. The dial is made of micro-blasted brass-rhodium with the same look of the case. With an identical finish, these two elements make up a homogeneous block of the same color. The dial is formed by two superimposing metal plates with a sandwich construction. The grey upper section is cut away around the numerals and indices, revealing the photo-luminescent coating covering the lower plate. With its incomparable brilliance, the Superluminova® C3 tinted green is ultra-phosphorescent and lasts a long time in the dark. It also allows persistent reading of the time, even at night. The dial only shows four figures: 12, 3, 6, and 9. Their shape and positioning are reminiscent of the graphics traditionally used by Bell & Ross.
Technical details
BR03-92 Horograph
Movement: calibre BR-CAL.302. Mechanical automatic.
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds and date.
Case: 42 mm diameter. Bead blasted steel case
Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire.
Water-resistance: 100 metres.
Dial: black matte. Indices and hands covered with Superluminova®.
Straps: black rubber and ultra-resistant black synthetic fabric.
Buckle: pin. Bead blasted stainless steel.

BR03-92 Horolum
Movement: calibre BR-CAL.302. Mechanical automatic
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds and date
Case: 42 mm diameter. Bead blasted steel case
Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire.
Water-resistance: 100 metres.
Dial: two overlapping inserts. Grey upper plate, cut away around the numerals and indexes, revealing the Superluminova® C3 coating covering the lower plate. Hands covered with Superluminova® C3.
Straps: grey-green calfskin and ultra-resistant black synthetic fabric
Buckle: pin. Bead blasted stainless steel.

Ateliers Demonaco Opens Its First Boutique in the Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo in Monaco

Luxury watch brand Ateliers deMonaco is back where it all began; the brand’s first boutique opened its doors early 2017 in the heart of the Principality of Monaco.

Ateliers deMonaco was founded in 2008 with the intention of creating highly intricate complications using the noblest materials. Historically, the Ateliers deMonaco manufacture and headquarters were based in the Palais de la Scala in Monaco. In 2015, in order to bear the prestigious Geneva Seal certification the brand moved to Geneva, Switzerland.
The first Ateliers deMonaco boutique is located in the Salon Bouderie of the prestigious Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo. The watch manufacturer showcases its most beautiful timepieces offering a unique experience to its clients.

The Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo has been chosen by the brand because of its history and beauty. It is the symbol of glamour, tranquillity and harmony. Located in Monaco’s renowned and lively centre, amongst the Casino de Monte-Carlo and the Hôtel de Paris, it sits in the very core of the city’s sophisticated lifestyle.

Fine watchmaking lovers have the opportunity to discover and try on the latest Ateliers deMonaco timepieces in a discreet atmosphere. The Poinçon de Genève, the Admiral Chronographe Flyback, the Ronde de Monte-Carlo, the Quantième Perpétuel, the Tourbillon and the Tourbillon Répétition Minute lines are all displayed and ready to be discovered by watch aficionados and globe trotters alike. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

MATWATCHES HIGH COMMAND AG 7

The latest addition to the MATWATCHES line combines strength of character and a sense of elegance while retaining its military origins. A new wind is blowing, bringing a pure neoclassical spirit to the independent French brand’s collection.

MATWATCHES specializes in the manufacture of highly robust and accurate operational military watches - qualities that are based on proven technical specifications: an imposing 44 mm diameter, very thick sapphire crystal, leak tested to 300 metres.

Equipped with precious metals, regularly tested in the most extreme situations, MATWATCHES timepieces are approved by Elite Army and Police groups. Performance and reliability are the watchwords of this independent French brand. They are now available to collectors and enthusiasts of character watches.
The High Command watches have retained the distinctive DNA of the MATWATCH manufacture, with its sharp angles and refined dials, to ensure a superior read quality in all conditions. Powered by Swiss self-winding mechanical movement (ETA 2824-2) which is both robust and accurate, the AG7 has the unmistakeable genetic codes of a High Command watch.

With its barrel shape and 11.5 mm thickness, its case (39mm diameter) is highly discreet and comfortably refined. Its large dial aperture and wide strap also give it a conspicuous presence on the wrist. The High Command watch is perfect under the sleeve of a high-ranking military officer or a modern man who just loves things of beauty. Discreet but easy to read, refined but robust, it is ideal for use in the preparation of everyday missions.

With its intelligently designed, short lugs, it offers maximum comfort while the "vintage" design of the strap combines perfectly with the whole unit. The new features offered by the AG7 make it a mixed watch.

Both sporty and classic (39 mm diameter), the High Command watch is elegant and reliable and is a perfect fit for any wrist. In keeping with its competitive prices, Matwatches is offering this model, available in four dial versions, at € 1,350.

Technical details
3 Models Available: OFFICER, GRAND MODÈLE & CALIFORNIA

Movement
Calibre: ETA 2824 - Made in Switzerland
Frequency; 28800/h
Jewels: 25r
Power reserve: 42h
Winding: Automatic, H + M + S + Date

Case and dial
Material: Steel 316L - Black Steel or PVD
Dial: Matte Black with Super LumiNova BGW9 index
Glass: Domed scratch-resistant dual sapphire crystal, with anti-reflective coating
Base: Solid steel 316L
Crown: 6.5mm diameter screw
Measurements: 39mm
Thickness: 11.5mm
Leak proof to 100 metres

Straps
The model comes with 3 interchangeable straps (different depending on model) - Barenia leather, rubber with folding clasp and tactical canvas

MATWATCHES “Les Etoiles du Sport Solidaires” (United Sports Stars) Watches

French watch making brand MATWATCHES presents a new range of watches to support the Association “Les Etoiles du Sport Solidaires” (the Association of United Sports Stars).

After a close collaboration with the French foreign legion in 2013 and with various army special forces, MATWATCHES is now hoping to use its values of passion and precision, knowhow and excellence, team spirit and thoroughness to serve the values of fellowship, integrity, generosity, enthusiasm and excellence exemplified by the Sports Stars and the Association of United Sports Stars.
Chrono EDS
Special Collection « United Sports Stars »
XL: This “automatique electrique” watch boasts an automatic electric movement with a reserve of 120 days. This watch is set in a stainless steel casing, 316L by 42.5mm diameter, with a polished bezel and a sapphire crystal glass treated to be anti-reflective and non-scratch. Its ergonomic shape and short and integrated lugs offer a perfect fit to the wrist. The wide opening of its dial makes it possible to read the time in any circumstances.

Its crown, bearing the brand logo, and its screw-fitted case back give it water-tightness of up to 200 metres. The words ‘édition limitée’ engraved on the case back reinforce the unique character of this timepiece created especially for the occasion.

Chrono EDS: This Sports Stars timepiece boasts a high-quality Swiss movement. This watch is set in a stainless steel casing 316L by 44mm diameter with black PVD coating, with a unidirectional bezel and a sapphire crystal glass treated to be anti-reflective and non-scratch.

The hands and time markers of its dial are treated with a luminescent material, Super Luminova, to guarantee optimal readability in all conditions. This robust timepiece, produced in a limited edition for the 15th year of Sports Stars, is presented in its case with three straps and a tool for changing them.

Small EDS model: This little model from the High Command range is set in a stainless steel casing 316L by 34.5 mm diameter. With a quality Swiss movement, it has a brushed stainless bezel and a sapphire crystal glass treated to be anti-reflective and non-scratch. The wide opening of its dial and the luminescent coating offers improved readability for the user. With its barrel shape, watertight to 100 metres, discreet but easy to read, refined yet robust, the AG7 PM will be the perfect partner for a young sportswoman. This watch is presented with two straps and a tool for changing them.


By creating a special “United Sports Stars” range, with part of the profit being donated to the Association, the watchmaker MATWATCHES will support activities set up to facilitate access to sport for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, help sportsmen and women facing career change, promote and contribute to the development of sport for health, encourage initiatives which respect the environment and promote the values of sport.

The Association « United Sports Stars »
Being united is not just a matter of words and must be part of a long-term commitment. The Association of “United Sports Stars” is a non-profit organisation going beyond the original concept which enabled “the Champions of today to sponsor the Champions of tomorrow”. The birth of the Association of “United Sports Stars” therefore followed on quite logically from activities set up around the two annual high points for Sports Stars: the winter sports at La Plagne, and the summer school in Cantal in June.

Created in 2015, the Association of “United Sports Stars” is intended for all sportsmen and women whether able-bodied or with a disability and meets a range of objectives. It specifically aims to enable sportspeople to carry out activities which will facilitate access to sport for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds as well as people of any age, whatever their social background and physical or mental ability.

Sporting success is inseparable from socio-professional success. The Association therefore also supports sportsmen and women who have attained a high level especially when they face career change, and offers assistance at difficult times such as injuries leading to disability, or death.

Finally, it wishes to promote the link between sport and health to a variety of audiences, and to promote the values of sport. Practising sport is a form of respect: for oneself, for others, and also for one’s environment. This is why it supports sporting initiatives and practices which respect the environment. The donations collected constitute the equity of the association. They will enable action plans to be set up which will serve the objectives of the association.

The official launch took place during the 14th year of Sports Stars at La Plagne in December 2015, in the presence of five of the founding members of the Association: Sandra Laoura, Marie-José Pérec, Alexis Blanc, Benoît Eycken and Sébastien Foucras.

JS Watch Co Sif North Atlantic Rescue Timer (N.A.R.T.) 1948 – New Version

JS Watch Company introduces a new addition to the Sif NART 1948 Collection of watches, made in honour of the Icelandic Coast Guard Patrolling the North Atlantic seas from the skies for over 60 years. The Sif North Atlantic Rescue Timer (N.A.R.T.) 1948 is a classically styled Pilot rescue watch that is water resistant to a depth of 1000 meters.
The watch is modestly proportioned in a 40 mm brushed steel case made from the finest German surgical grade Stainless Steel "316L" with Anti Reflective Sapphire Crystal over a Matt Black dial with Arabic green luminous numerals and indexes and green luminous pilot style hands, handmade 20mm Vintage pilot strap or Steel bracelet.
The SIF NART 1948 comes with a Swiss Made Mechanical movement “Execution Top” with Automatic winding, 25 jewels, 40 hour power reserve, Custom decorations, Blue screws and Rhodium plated finish.

Technical details
Movement
Swiss Made Mechanical movement “Execution Top”
Automatic winding
25 jewels, Custom decorations, Blue screws and Rhodium plated finish
40-hour power reserve when fully wound
Fine tuning: “Assortment Chronometer”
Shock protection: Incabloc
Adjusted to five positions

Case
Material: Surgical grade German Stainless Steel "316L".
Diameter: 40mm, height 13.5mm.
Surface finish: Brushed Stainless Steel.
High strength 4.0mm Sapphire Crystal with multi anti reflective coating on the inside
Solid Stainless Steel back
Screw down crown
Water-resistance: 1000 meters
Lug width: 20mm

Dial 
Matte Black Pilot style
Green Super-LumiNova material on numerals and indexes with a long lasting green glow
Date display at three o'clock in black

Hands
JS 1948 Pilot
Rhodium plated with green Super-LumiNova and a long lasting green glow

Strap
Handcrafted Italian Leather with quick release spring bars, Rubber and Nylon straps with JS Watch co. Reykjavik buckle or optional deployment clasp
Steel bracelet also available

Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition

Swiss watch brand Oris introduces the Hammerhead Limited Edition, a special edition watch to raise funds for a shark conservation project run by the non-profit organisation Pelagios Kakunjá, and supported by Oris ambassador and professional diver Jérôme Delafosse.
Pelagios Kakunjá’s mission is to understand movements and migratory pathways of marine top predators. Its latest project will look to learn more about migration routes of the endangered Scalloped Hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) species of shark in the Eastern Pacific. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the global population of Scalloped Hammerheads has declined by up to 90 per cent over the last 30 years.

Project scientists will tag sharks using MiniPAT satellite transmitters funded by Oris. Each transmitter will track the sharks for six to nine months before being automatically released on a set date and floating to the surface, from where they will transmit collected data to satellites. This data will help scientists understand sharks better so they can advise government agencies on fishing practices. Fishing is one of the greatest threats to sharks, which can become entangled in nets while feeding.

Jérôme will join the expedition together with fellow conservationists Dr James Ketchum, Pelagios Kakunjá’s Director of Marine Conservation; shark specialist Dr Mauricio Hoyos, who filmed the largest Great White Shark ever captured on film; and record-breaking freediver and underwater photographer Fred Buyle.
The Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition is based on the second generation Aquis collection, also launched this year. The new line picks up on the spirit and design DNA of the original 2011 Aquis, bringing the same high-performance together with a more stylish silhouette. The new Aquis has a visually lighter feel than its predecessor. But it still offers a uni-directional rotating bezel with a black ceramic inlay, and water resistance to 50 bar (500 metres). The Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition is powered by Oris Cal. 752, an automatic movement with big day and date indications at 3 o’clock.
The Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition’s stainless steel case back is embossed with a hammerhead shark and the limited edition number. Limited to 2,000 pieces, the Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition reflects the colour of the ocean with a blue central seconds hand and a blue minutes scale around the outer edge of its grey dial. The case back is embossed with a hammerhead shark and the limited edition number.
The Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition comes in a special presentation box with an insignia of a hammerhead shark. This timepiece is available with a stainless steel bracelet or a black rubber strap. The Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition goes on sale in June 2017, priced CHF 2,550.
Technical details
Model: Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition
Ref. No. 01 752 7733 4183 MB, Ø 45.50mm
Limited to 2,000 pieces

Movement
Automatic movement Oris Cal. 752, based on Sellita SW 220-1, with big day and date at 3 o’clock

Case
Multi-piece stainless steel case, screw-in security crown and crown protection
Water-resistant to 50 bar/500m
Diver’s uni-directional rotating bezel with white minute scale on black polished ceramic inlay
Sapphire crystal domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside
Screwed stainless steel case back with embossed hammerhead shark and engraved limited edition number

Case
Grey dial with white/blue minute scale and applied indices filled with Super LumiNova® Polished nickel hour and minute hands with Super-LumiNova® inserts
Blue central seconds hand with Super-LumiNova® ‘lollipop’ insert

Strap
Black rubber strap with Oris-developed safety anchor and quick-adjust sliding-sledge folding clasp. Also available with a stainless steel bracelet

Packaging
Special presentation box with an insignia on the inside featuring the hammerhead shark

Price
Swiss retail price: CHF 2,550

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