Wednesday, March 22, 2017

TAG Heuer New 2017 “Link Lady”

TAG Heuer has announced worldwide launch of the new edition of women’s “Link Lady” watch collection. And, for the first time, the collection features bright colours: dial with navy blue sunray finish or pink mother of pearl dial.
In steel, with an elegant diameter of 32 mm, the new Link Lady now features a bracelet which is fully integrated into the case, whose horns have been removed. The bracelet still has a curved profile, and the finishes are even more sophisticated: the entire contour of the S radiates a highly polished shine, while the upper surface of each link is fully brushed.
The case shape lies between round and coussin, thanks to its 4 subtle corners. The fixed bezel is a bold presence, with a large polished bevel and an offset ring that may be either satin-finished or set with diamonds. The dial is brought to life by either a navy blue sunray finish or mother of pearl delicately coated in a pink lacquer.
Dial features a date window at 3 o’clock. Further, polished faceted indices or round-cut diamonds as hour markers complete the look of this modern ladies’ watch. The Link Lady is driven by a Quartz movement.
Technical details
References   
WBC1317.BA0600: pink dial
WBC1318.BA0600: blue sunray dial
WBC1350.BA0600: white dial and rose gold-plated bezel

Movement  
 
Quartz with date window at 3 o'clock

Case       
Case with 32 mm diameter in steel
Fixed bezel in polished steel or plated in 5N 18K rose gold
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating
Polished steel or polished 5N 18K rose gold crown at 3 o’clock
Steel screw-on case-back
Water-resistance: 100 metres

Dial       
Pink mother of pearl, brushed blue sunray or white mother of pearl
Pink, blue or white flange with 60-second scale
Indices and hands plated with rhodium or 5N rose gold
For the blue sunray version: 12 1.40mm VS diamonds (0.12 ct)
TAG Heuer logo in polished silver or a rose gold shade at 12 o’clock
Date window at 3 o'clock
LINK printed at 6 o’clock

Bracelet   
S-shaped steel with steel deployant buckle and safety push-pieces

TAG Heuer CARRERA HEUER-01 Rose Gold

At this year’s Baselworld show, the avant-garde Swiss watch brand presents a luxurious 18K rose gold version of its signature chronograph, the CARRERA HEUER-01, featuring the famous TAG Heuer shield on its full-grain calfskin leather strap.

Presented for the first time two years ago at Baselworld, the Carrera HEUER-01 is THE signature Chrono model from the TAG Heuer manufacture. In 2015, the watch formed the cornerstone of a burgeoning new collection, with a new design, a new HEUER-01 in-house calibre and a new modular case design with 12 different elements enabling multiple combinations of materials and colours.
This manufacture chronograph shares all the same features as the original Heuer-01: the skeleton dial (now a signature on the model), the 45-mm diameter case (this time in titanium), and the bezel with tachymeter scale. To add a touch of luxury to the piece, the watch's lugs, hands and indices are made from 18K rose gold. The piece is finished with a full-grain calfskin leather strap with the TAG Heuer shield embossed on the sections close to the lugs, for a look which is both sporty and elegant.

Having benefited from five years of continuous improvement and optimisation, the HEUER-01 calibre has attained a very high level of quality while its production costs have been carefully managed, making it the only 45-mm Chronograph produced entirely in-house with these types of materials available for under 10,000 CHF.

Technical details
Reference: CAR2A5C. FT6125

Movement   
TAG Heuer Calibre HEUER-01, Manufacture movement - Automatic chronograph
Visible skeleton date disc with window at 3:30
Red column wheel, skeleton weight and chronograph bridge
50-hour power reserve

Case   
Diameter 45 mm
Modular titanium case with alternating finishes:
- 18K rose gold lugs
- Black titanium micro-blasted case middle
- Black ceramic bezel with grey tachymeter scale
- Sapphire case-back made from satin-finished steel, coated in satin-finished black titanium carbide
Domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Steel chronograph push-buttons coated with black titanium carbide
Ridged crown in rubber and steel, coated with black titanium carbide
Water-resistance: 100 metres

Dial   
Black skeleton dial with 3 counters:
-Chronograph minute counter at 12 o'clock with rhodium-plated snailed ring
-Chronograph hour counter at 6 o'clock with rhodium-plated snailed ring
-Small second counter with black gold snailed ring at 9 o'clock
Satin-finished, polished, hand-applied rose gold-plated indices featuring luminescent black markers
Meteorite grey skeleton movement upper bridge
Polished and sand-blasted rose gold-plated hour and minute hands with luminescent black markers
Rose gold-plated chronograph hands with red tip
Rose gold-plated small second hand
The dial bears the inscriptions "CARRERA HEUER 01" and "CHRONOGRAPH" in grey letters and "AUTOMATIC"
Hand-applied rose gold-plated TAG Heuer logo

Strap   
Black rubber strap covered with full-grain calfskin leather. Folding buckle in titanium, coated with black titanium carbide, with double push-piece safety mechanism.

TAG Heuer Carrera Lady 2017

Created to satisfy the demands of young customers, the new watch models from TAG Heuer Carrera Lady line, sport a fresh new look. The latest edition of this feminine watch line features a new modular construction and come in all black, denim blue, or a black dial with full-grain calfskin leather strap.
The Carrera collection is TAG Heuer's flagship collection. Launched by Jack Heuer in 1964 as a chronograph, it is now available in a range of diameters with many different functions for both men and women.
In 2017, TAG Heuer decided to put the spotlight on women with a sporty, contemporary version for today's active young women. With a blue sunray dial and a denim-effect leather strap, a black dial enhanced with a touch of rose gold and a full-grain calfskin leather strap, a black dial with an 18K rose gold case and a shiny black alligator skin strap, or lastly the wildly rock 'n' roll full-black look, the new Carrera Ladies speak to a new generation.
Featuring an elegant yet not too excessive diameter of 36 mm, the new case of the Carrera Lady is directly inspired by the newest addition to the TAG Heuer in-house chronograph family: the Carrera Heuer-01 released in 2015.
This year, thanks to a new development, the case features a different construction. It is no longer punched from a block in the traditional TAG Heuer way – it is now modular and formed of 9 different pieces (case back, case middle, bezel, lugs and strap end-pieces), which paves the way for myriad possible combinations of almost endless materials, colours, treatments and finishes.
In another new addition, the bezel is thicker and larger, which gives the case extra character. The lugs are now more prominent, rejuvenating the entire watch, which is finished off with a two-material strap – available for women for the first time at TAG Heuer – that will offer unrivalled and enduring comfort thanks to its rubber base.
The watches are fitted with a quartz movement to ensure their price tag remains competitive. These new models are available starting from CHF 1,450.
Technical details

References   
WBG1310.FT6115 (blue dial and denim strap)
WBG1311.FT6116 (black dial and brown full-grain calfskin leather strap)
WBG1351.FC6418 (black dial and black alligator skin strap)
WBG1313.FT6117 (black dial and black full-grain calfskin leather strap)
       
Movement   
Three-hand quartz movement with date aperture

Case   
36 mm diameter
Case in polished steel or in polished steel with black PVD coating
Crown, lugs and fixed bezel in polished steel, 5N 18K rose gold or in polished steel with black PVD coating
Domed sapphire crystal with antireflective coating on both sides
Screw-on case back in steel or in steel with black PVD coating
Water-resistance: 100 metres

Dial       
Blue sunray, opaline black or black sunray & blue or black flange with 60-second scale
Polished and faceted indices and hour and minute hands, plated with rhodium, 5N rose gold or black gold with white or black Super-LumiNova®. Polished seconds hand plated with rhodium, 5N rose gold or black gold
White printed "TAG Heuer" and "CARRERA" logos at 12 o'clock and date aperture at 3 o'clock
"100 METERS" printed at 6 o'clock

Strap   
In rubber and blue leather, brown full-grain calfskin leather, black alligator skin, or black full-grain calfskin leather.
Folding buckle in steel or steel with black PVD coating
With TAG Heuer shield and safety push-buttons

TAG Heuer Steel Link for Men Calibre 5

Now, after the successful relaunch in 2016 of the Link for women, TAG Heuer’s Link collection is getting a makeover for its 30th birthday with a new version exclusively for men: the new Link for men.

Bearing a design that dates back to 1987, this popular watch line’s defining feature is the immediately recognisable bracelet, boasting the signature S-shaped links. It is both an iconic design and a standard bearer in terms of ergonomics and wearer comfort. Each link is rounded on the top, bottom and sides for an exceptionally smooth feel on the wrist.
Made entirely of steel, the bracelet is totally integrated into the case, making horns superfluous, and providing a more fluid and ergonomic design. The finishes are sophisticated, with a combination of polished and brushed finishes on the case and bracelet.
With a diameter of 41 mm, the silver-plated open dial allows for maximum readability, while the bezel features two components, combining two designs: a cushion base and an overlaid ring. Thanks to its four subtle corners, the case shape lies between round and cushion, giving it a softer, more understated design.
This model houses an automatic Calibre 5 movement visible through a sapphire case-back, and offers some of the best value for money on today's market, much to the delight of watch collectors. The Link for men is available with three dial variations: black, silver-plated and blue sunray.
Technical details
References   
WBC2111.BA0603 silver-plated dial
WBC2110.BA0603 black dial
WBC2112.BA0603 blue sunray dial

Movement   
TAG Heuer Calibre 5
Automatic chronograph with date

Case       
Diameter 41 mm – in steel
Fixed bezel
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Ridged crown
Sapphire case back
Water-resistance: 100 metres

Dial  
 
Silver-plated, black, or blue sunray - Date aperture at 3 o’clock
Steel baton indices with white SuperLuminova ™
Steel hour and minute hands with white SuperLuminova™
Steel small seconds hand
"TAG Heuer" applique logo at 12 o'clock
"LINK CALIBRE 5 automatic" inscribed at 3 o'clock   

Bracelet   
Steel, with S-shaped links

TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-02T with a Baguette Diamond Bezel

TAG Heuer is launching its famous Manufacture Chrono Tourbillon with a bezel set with 68 baguette diamonds.

In 2016, exactly 710 Heuer-02T Tourbillon movements were certified by the independent testing body, Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC).

In 2017, one year after the launch of its famed Heuer-02T Manufacture Chrono Tourbillon at BaselWorld, TAG Heuer is unveiling a glamorous new deluxe version, with 68 sparkling baguette diamonds set into the bezel. This dazzling take on mechanical watchmaking strikes a perfect balance between the worlds of luxury jewellery and horology. Synonymous with technology, the highest quality and performance, manufacture expertise, and perfect mastery of industrial processes and manufacturing costs, this version of the Carrera Heuer-02T is made from grade 5 titanium, a modern material which is lighter than steel.
The complex mechanical watch movement beats inside this timepiece was developed directly from the DNA of the CH-80 chronograph, used as a basis to interpret two of traditional watchmaking's most famous complications: the chronograph and the tourbillon. At 4 Hz, and 28,800 vibrations/hour, the main technical challenge was to house a single barrel, the chronograph functions, the automatic winding mechanism and the flying tourbillon within a diameter of 32 mm, whilst ensuring the counters were well spaced to give it a modern, balanced look.

It houses a hand-crafted lightweight tourbillon, inspired by the Monaco V4's tourbillon, which has central sections made from titanium and a carbon top section. This tourbillon offers a power reserve in excess of 65 hours. All the fitting, assembly and adjustment work is performed by hand. The main components are manufactured in the workshops of the TAG Heuer Manufacture. At the heart of the tourbillon, the balance spring is produced by the brand's Swiss partner, Atokalpa.
Certified by Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC), this complex watch movement is housed in a new generation case, which boasts a different kind of construction, created from 12 modular elements. This design opens up a huge range of possibilities, with an infinite combination of materials, colours, treatments and finishes.

The 2017 model is also available with a black ceramic case and black ceramic bezel. It comes with a choice of a black alligator or full-grain calfskin leather strap, or a black ceramic strap. This new model is perfectly in line with the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T philosophy, available at a price which is still highly competitive for a manufacture-made chrono tourbillon movement.

Technical details
References   
CAR5A81.FC6377 – titanium case, white gold bezel set with 68 baguette diamonds
CAR5A90.FC6415 – black ceramic case and bezel, black alligator strap
CAR5A90.BH0742 – black ceramic case and bezel, black ceramic strap
CAR5A90.FT6121 – black ceramic case and bezel, full-grain calfskin leather strap
       
Case       
Diameter 45 mm
Made from grade 5 titanium, with 12 modular components (lugs, case middle, bezel, case back, crown and its moulding, push-buttons, gasket between the middle and the bezel and sapphire crystals)
White gold bezel set with 68 baguette diamonds, or black ceramic bezel
Steel crown over-moulded with rubber
Water-resistance: 100 metres

Movement   
TAG Heuer Calibre HEUER-02T, Manufacture movement
Black skeleton bridges
Automatic chronograph combined with a COSC-certified Tourbillon
Black column wheel, new skeleton weight and chronograph bridges
Carbon and titanium tourbillon cage
Power reserve in excess of 65 hours

Dial   
Black skeleton with 2 counters:
Chronograph minute counter at 3 o'clock
Chronograph hour counter at 9 o'clock
Polished and satin-finished baton indexes
Polished and satin-finished hands with SuperLuminova™ details

Strap
Matte black alligator sewn onto black rubber with matching stitching, black ceramic or full-grain calfskin leather
Folding clasp with safety push-buttons

TAG Heuer AQUARACER Camouflage 300 Metres, Calibre 5

TAG Heuer expands its AQUARACER watch series with two Commando styled watches.  Available in two versions - Arctic and Jungle - the Aquaracer Camouflage suits for all kinds of extreme conditions, not just diving and other seafaring activities.
Water-resistant to 300 metres, the robust lightweight case is machined from Grade 2 titanium with a matt black PVD treatment to reinforce its stealth effect, as nothing must catch the light or the enemy's eye.
The bezel has a minute track (graduated every minute for the first 15 minutes) and is made from matt black ceramic, which is also particularly scratch-resistant.
To complete these two models, TAG Heuer has chosen a NATO strap, tone-on-tone to match the dials.
For the "Arctic" model, TAG Heuer has developed a custom pattern, which is woven with threads of different colours, to ensure both that it is hard-wearing and that the colours are uniform.
For the "Khaki" model, the watch is complemented by a military green fabric strap, with top-stitching details.
Technical details
References   
WAY208D.FC8221 (camo print)
WAY208E.FC8222 (khaki print)

Movement   
TAG Heuer Automatic Calibre 5 with date

Case   
Diameter 43 mm
Sand-blasted Grade 2 titanium case, covered with black PVD
Uni-directional rotary bezel with black ceramic minute track or sand-blasted aluminium minute track, with green anodised coating
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating
Crown and crown protector at 3 o'clock, made from sand-blasted Grade 2 titanium covered with black PVD
Sand-blasted Grade 2 titanium case-back, covered with black PVD
Water-resistance: 300 metres

Dial   
Opaline blue camouflage or matt khaki dial
Opaline blue camouflage or matt khaki flange with 60-second track
Faceted indexes and hour and minute hands, lacquered blue with anthracite SuperLuminova® or polished and black gold-plated and lacquered with khaki SuperLuminova®
Central hand lacquered blue with anthracite SuperLuminova® or polished and red and black gold-plated and lacquered with khaki SuperLuminova®
TAG Heuer logo at 12 o'clock in black or in green
Date window at 3 o'clock with magnifier
"AQUARACER CALIBRE 5 AUTOMATIC 300 m/1000 ft" inscribed at 6 o'clock

Strap   
Blue camouflage NATO or khaki fabric
Brushed steel buckle with engraved TAG Heuer logo

TAG Heuer – The New AUTAVIA

The Autavia, the legendary driver's chronograph from the Sixties, is making a comeback in 2017. The Heuer Autavia (A contraction of AUTomobile and AVIAtion), the first wrist chronograph with a rotating bezel, was designed by Jack Heuer in   1962. The name Autavia was taken from the first dash counter for racing cars and aircraft created by Heuer in 1933. Autavia was a favourite wrist accessory of many Formula 1 racing drivers of 1960s and 70s like Jochen Rindt, Mario Andretti, Jo Siffert and Clay Regazzoni.

Celebrating 55th anniversary this year, this iconic watch line is synonymous with rotating bezel, large snailed counters and the exemplary legibility of its black and white. Today, the Heuer Autavia is one of the most sought after historical watch models in the vintage watch market.

In 2016, TAG Heuer conducted an interactive online campaign called the "Autavia Cup" run in 2016. From a choice of 16 first generation Autavia models, more than 50,000 web users voted for a reissue of the Autavia "Rindt" (Ref. 2446 Mark 3, designed in 1966) worn by the famous F1 driver JochenRindt. In 2017, TAG Heuer is presenting a new generation of this iconic watch model.
Modern yet faithful to its roots, the new generation Autavia channels the spirit of the golden age of motor racing.  It boasts a black rotating bezel, three large, snailed white counters, robust lines and perfect legibility inspired by the original model. Larger 42 mm diameter, water resistant to 100 metres, date aperture at 6 o'clock and Heuer-02 proprietary self-winding chronograph movement for the new model. At the occasion of this launch, TAG Heuer is also selling the book “Autavia – Story of an Icon”.

Based on the second execution of the case, with a refined bezel, bevelled horns, a black dial, three white counters, straight hands and polished steel baton indexes with luminescent inserts, this iconic piece bears all the hallmarks of a winner. Its "ambassador", Jochen Rindt, one of history's greatest F1 drivers, actively contributed to its renown.
More imposing than its ancestor — 42 mm in diameter compared to 39 in the 1960s — with a 12-hour graduated bezel and a new Heuer-02 calibre proprietary chronograph movement, the latest generation Autavia carries the DNA and aesthetic codes of the original, updated for today's market. Its functions are tailored to modern requirements: a self-winding calibre, power reserve of 80 hours, date at 6 o'clock, water resistance to 100 metres. In black aluminium, the bidirectional notched bezel encircles a black dial with three white snailed counters in an optimal layout. A legible, balanced display with hands and applique indexes in steel coated with beige Super-LumiNova®.
The new model boasts a retro look updated with touches of modernity, grounded in the real world. "Mushroom" push-pieces, a ridged crown, the Heuer logo and a distressed calfskin leather strap for a vintage feel. A contemporary twist is revealed in the addition of a date aperture and a sapphire case-back. Like the patina of a vintage watch, the luminescent coating has a beige tint, in harmony with the strap stitching. The studied neo-retro style encompasses the minute track subdivisions, employing the "1/3-2/3" ergonomic rule of the era created by Jack Heuer to enhance legibility and accuracy.

The inscription "Heuer-02" above the date aperture references one of the major innovations of this contemporary model: its proprietary movement, the new Heuer-02 chronograph calibre, with 4 Hz frequency for a power reserve of 80 hours. Just 6.9 mm thick, this self-winding movement comprises 233 components, a pillar wheel and a vertical clutch. Featuring traditional finishes visible through the sapphire case-back, this TAG Heuer proprietary mechanism offers maximum space for the counters on the dial side, resulting in a visual balance and perfect legibility.
In this new model, the motor racing heritage of the original Autavia, its imposing features and its iconic character have been preserved with care and respect. Optimal proportions, typography, counter finishes, legibility and the power of the rotating bezel. The watch comes fitted with a distressed brown calfskin leather strap with ecru stitching or a Sixties-inspired 7-row steel "beads of rice" bracelet.

In 1933, Heuer designed the first dash counter for racing cars and aircraft: the Autavia chronograph. The name was a contraction of AUTomobile and AVIAtion - as ingenious an invention as the model's timekeeping functions. Three decades later, in 1962, Jack Heuer, the fourth generation head of the company, created his first wrist sports chronograph. Its innovative signature: a rotating bezel. The Autavia name was reborn with this new, complete and extensive range. In the catalogue until 1986, its numerous executions were extremely successful, remaining to this day among the most sought-after collector's chronographs.

For many, the Autavia is far more symbolic of the automotive side than aviation. Its ambassadors were the greatest Formula 1 drivers of the 1960s and 1970s: Jo Siffert, Mario Andretti, Jochen Rindt, Derek Bell, Clay Regazzoni, Gilles Villeneuve, Jacky Ickx, Emerson Fittipaldi, Graham Hill, Mario Andretti, Björn Waldegård and even Steve McQueen wore the model.

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 calfskin leather with ecru top-stitching
Polished pin buckle with Heuer logo

Mido Ocean Star Caliber 80 Titanium (M026.430.47.061.00)

Swiss watch brand Mido presents Ocean Star Caliber 80 Titanium, a sporty, robust and lightweight timepiece designed for underwater explorers.

Created in 1944, the Ocean Star collection takes its inspiration from the rock solid Europa Point lighthouse which directs sailors approaching the shores of the Iberian Peninsula through Gibraltar Strait. Like this robust monument, the new Ocean Star Caliber 80 Titanium is designed for withstand the extreme conditions of the sea.
Proudly sporting the Mido colours, it is fitted with a polished and satin-finished titanium case. Featuring a folding clasp also made from titanium and a diving extension, the orange rubber strap of the Ocean Star Caliber 80 Titanium makes it an extremely lightweight model that is particularly comfortable to wear. Combined with remarkable water-resistance up to a pressure of 20 bars (200 m/660 ft), these characteristics are sure to appeal to all diving enthusiasts.
For maximum safety, the grained anthracite dial is equipped with a unidirectional rotating bezel that features a sandblasted anthracite aluminium ring used to measure diving time. This ring also features a white Super-LumiNova® dot at 12 o’clock. Generous touches of white Super-LumiNova® also adorn the indexes and hour and minute hands to guarantee perfect readability, both underwater and at night. The tip of the seconds hand, meanwhile, is adorned with orange Super-LumiNova®.

Measuring 42.5 mm in diameter, the robust case of the Ocean Star Caliber 80 Titanium houses the Caliber 80, a latest-generation automatic movement that ensures exceptional autonomy, with up to 80 hours of power reserve. Its dial is protected by a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides. It features an aperture indicating the day and date at 3 o’clock. Several touches of orange on the dial, bezel and tip of the seconds hand, together with the orange strap, recall the Mido identity and highlight the sporty style of the Ocean Star Caliber 80 Titanium. The case back is adorned with a starfish, the symbol of the Ocean Star collection.

Technical details
Movement
Automatic Mido Caliber 80 (ETA C07.621 base)
11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.22 mm, 25 jewels, 21,600 vph
NIVAFLEX NM mainspring, ELINCHRON II balance-spring
Finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement with blued screws, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and Mido logo
Functions: HMSD+Day
Adjusted on 3 different positions for high accuracy
Up to 80 hours of power reserve

Case
Satin-finished and polished titanium, unidirectional rotating bezel with anthracite sandblasted aluminium ring, white Super-LumiNova® dot at 12 o’clock, Ø42.5 mm, 2 pieces, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, screwed crown, case back with polished starfish in relief, engraved serial number, water-resistant up to a pressure of 20 bars (200 m/660 ft)

Dial
Anthracite, grained, applied polished indexes with white Super-LumiNova®, day and date at 3 o’clock
Hands: Satin-finished and polished skeleton hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova®, seconds hand with orange Super-LumiNova® on the tip

Strap
Orange rubber, titanium folding clasp with diving extension

L'Epée 1839 Requiem by Kostas Metaxas

Swiss mechanical clock manufacture L'Epée 1839 unveils Requiem: a table clock with an 8-day movement designed in partnership with Kostas Metaxas. This limited edition takes its inspiration from the shape of a human skull and displays the time in the sockets of the eye.

Requiem is a table clock designed and manufactured by L’Epée 1839, Swiss specialist of high-end kinetic clocks. It measures nearly 19 centimeters (7.4 inches) high and weighs about 2 kilograms (6 pounds). It is made of cast aluminum which is then perfectly finished off in the Swiss workshops of L'Epée 1839. Two skull finishings are available: a black skull associated with a movement in gold-plated brass, or a silver color version: aluminum skull and palladium-plated movement. The new movement is an internally designed 1853 HMD caliber with an 8-day power reserve. This new movement features two discs that display a "slow" jumping hour and sweeping minutes.

Opting for a timeless artistic genre: Memento Mori, L’Epée 1839 and the designer take on a graphic and technical challenge. Memento Mori, literally translated as "Remember that you are going to die", reminds Man of the humility he must show in the face of eternity.
Kostas Metaxas has chosen to place a horological mechanism deep in the center of the skull, representative of a brain which is master of its destiny but encapsulated. Symbols of intimate ties uniting life and time. The eyes, on the other hand, are spectators of time passing and quite naturally the hour invites itself in the eye sockets. The reading of the hours and minutes is achieved by two transparent discs placed respectively in the right eye and the left eye.

The protective housing formed by the skull around the movement allows only a few reflections of light to filter through openings: two crossed swords, symbol of the brand, placed on the temples, such as openings on another temporal space, suggest the rhythmic oscillations of the escapement.

The first piece in the new Skull artistic collection, L'Épée 1839 deliberately wanted this emblematic table clock to remain sober, modern and visually delicate.

Requiem is a limited edition of 50 pieces per configuration: black skull and golden movement, or aluminum skull and palladium movement (silver color). 

The Movement
Composed of 160 pieces entirely designed, finished and assembled in the workshops of L’Epée 1839 (except the 24 rubies), the movement is available in two finishings: gold or palladium.

The hour and minutes are displayed inside the eyes, thanks to a system of discs on which the time indications are stamped. L’Epée 1839 adds a whole new complication to its 8-day movement: the disc mechanism displays a "slow" jumping hour and sweeping minutes respectively.

In the presence of a conventional jumping hour indication, it is difficult to know whether the jump has already taken place or not. It is therefore possible to misread the time. In order to avoid this, L’Epée 1839 developed a "slow" jumping hour.As a result of this complication, the hour disk remains stationary during the first 55 minutes of an hour; Then, rather than jumping instantly, it starts to slowly turn five minutes before the new hour. This gradual jump is more easily noticed and the reading of the time is made easier.

With an8-day power reserve, Requiem has to be rewound each week, so offering an intimate moment with its symbolic, thanks to a key specifically placed at the base of the skull, as to represent an essential axis in the human being. From the nape of the neck or more precisely from the cervical plexus in Humans, all information, wills and decisions will be sent to the organs and members. Here, it is the energy necessary for the proper functioning of the table clock which is transmitted through this gesture. The unique key also allows you to set the time.

The Skull
Far from the traditional clock, these 2 kilograms of skull can disturb even in all of its sobriety. Two swords were engraved on the sides of the aluminum skull to let in the light and give reflections to the movement. The jaw designed to be very realistic is composed of 24 independent teeth.

Each story, each life, each skeleton is unique, bearing the stigmata of time. To make the timepiece even more realistic, L’Epée 1839 has deliberately left small defects, specifically, individually and harmoniously located on each skull, as a sign of life, leaving you to imagine a story and making each timepiece totally unique.

The skull rests on two pillars, recalling the two trapezius muscles, in the middle of which the key is positioned. The aluminum base ensures the stability of the clock.

Technical details
Requiem is available in two versions:
- Black version: black skull and golden movement
- Silver version: aluminum skull and palladium movement
Limited edition: 2 x 50 pieces
Dimensions: 19 cm high x 12 cm wide x 16 cm deep
Weight: 1.9 kg
Total components: 194 pieces

The Skull
Weight: 1.1 kg
Materials: machined cast aluminum
Finishings: black lacquer, or raw aluminum, and colorless protective varnish
Jaws: 12 molars and 12 incisors

The Movement
The hour and minutes are displayed in the eyes of the skull with two stamped discs.
L’Epée 1839 movement developed and manufactured in house
1853 HMD caliber
Single barrel
Power Reserve: 8 days
Number of components: 160 pieces
Rubis: 24
Incabloc Anti-Shock System
Movement dimensions:
Materials: brass and stainless steel
Finishings: gold plated or palladium plated
Manual winding of movement actuated by a specially designed key

The Support
An aluminum column system connects the skull to the base on which the movement is fixed.
The unique key for Requiem’s time setting and manual rewinding interlocks directly between the columns.

ArtyA Golden Dragon Tourbillon 1/1

Yvan Arpa, CEO of ArtyA presents Golden Dragon Tourbillon, a unique, artistic high horology marvel created in association with master-engraver Bram Ramon.

Like in most of his creations Bram went for Neo-Renaissance ornaments a northern European style which dates back to the 19th century with his personal touch. Once transferred the drawing to the dial the actual engraving can start, first the background is cut away deep and clean, then the 3d sculpting ore carving begins one of the most difficult and time consuming techniques known in the world of high-end hand engraving all executed under a stereo microscope.
For the dragon the duo took a flat piece of solid gold cut it out and completely carved out the dragon with small chisels then he inlays the dragon in the ornamental frame to complete the dial. The bezel also is fully sculpted by hand and here the background is inlayed with 24K gold.

Technical details

Case and dial
High-grade 316 L steel with black PVD treatment
Case diameter: 44mm
Two anti-reflective sapphire crystals front and back
Dial and bezel entirely Hand-engraved with 24cts gold inlays following a 19th century style: the “Neo-Renaissance” style
Relief Engraving technique
Lateral inserts in fiber carbon

Movement
Exclusive ArtyA flying tourbillon manual winding
19 Jewels
Perlé & côte de Genève bridges
Hours, minutes, seconds on tourbillon
Frequency: 21,600 vph
Power reserve: 100 hrs

Strap
Genuine Crocodile strap

Limitation
Unique Piece 1/1

Price
180,000 CHF

Lebeau-Courally Micro II

Lebeau-Courally presents second series of its “Manufacture” collection – the Micro II. This new movement, wholly designed, manufactured, and assembled in-house at Le Locle, is fitted with a micro-rotor. It has already been used in four limited editions engraved in Liège, the beating heart of Lebeau-Courally. The new, manufacture caliber is also being made available to third-party firms.

In 2012, Lebeau-Courally was bought out by the Ide family from Belgium, thereby becoming wholly independent. Three years later, in 2015, the family also acquired the IMH manufacture in Le Locle. In 2016, Lebeau-Courally unveiled its first all in-house movement, the Moon Phase. And now, in March 2017, Lebeau- Courally is unveiling its latest 100%-manufacture development – the Micro II.
Beating at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour and equipped with a three day power reserve (Appx 72 hours), the movement – only 30 mm in diameter and a mere 3.1 mm thick – displays the hours and minutes in the centre, with a small seconds display at 9 o’clock. Initially, it will be used in four limited editions totalling 45 pieces in all: two series in red gold and two in steel, each available in engraved and non-engraved options.

The engraving will be carried out in Liège, the world capital of precision engraving, at Lebeau-Courally’s headquarters. The timepieces themselves will be designed, built, assembled, and tested in Le Locle, thus easily exceeding the minimum legal requirements to qualify as Swiss Made. The first Micro II collections will be available in September 2017. The basic movement is also available to third-party brands, and is already being marketed and delivered.

The Micro-Rotor is the next step in the fusion of the master crafts that lie embedded in Lebeau-Courally’s DNA. It combines state-of-the-art skills: those of the Lebeau-Courally watch manufacture in Le Locle, and those at the workshop in Liège, home to centuries of expertise in the creation, on commission, of exclusive hunting arms for art collectors and connoisseurs.

Built around a new automatic caliber that facilitates the creation of ultra-slim, elegant, Swiss Made watches, the Micro-Rotor features new aesthetics and a bespoke personality created by the master engravers in the Liège ateliers, together with ultimate watch performance.

Technical details

Movement
Power reserve: 72 hours
Automatic winding
28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz)
Pointing 20.5
28 jewels
Number of components: 166

Models
Steel Case 42 MM
Anthracite dial with Arabic numerals
Large hands: hours and minutes
Small seconds hand at 9 o’clock
Power reserve: 72 hours
Sapphire crystal and caseback
Black crocodile skin strap, hand-sewn, steel clasp
Suggested retail price: 8,500 CHF (all taxes included)

Red Gold Case 42MM
Anthracite dial with Arabic numerals
Large hands: hours and minutes
Small seconds hand at 9 o’clock
Power reserve: 72 hours
Sapphire crystal and caseback
Black crocodile skin strap, hand-sewn, red gold clasp
Suggested retail price: 19,000 CHF (all taxes included)

Engraved - Steel Case 42MM
Part-openwork anthracite dial with Arabic numerals, acanthus pattern hand engraving by the Lebeau-Courally master crafts manufacture in Liège
Large hands: hours and minutes
Small seconds hand at 9 o’clock
Power reserve: 72 hours
Sapphire crystal and caseback
Black crocodile skin strap, hand-sewn, steel clasp
Suggested retail price: 11,500 CHF (all taxes included)

Engraved - Red Gold Case 42 MM
Part-openwork anthracite dial with Arabic numerals, acanthus pattern hand engraving by the Lebeau-Courally master crafts manufacture in Liège
Large hands: hours and minutes
Small seconds hand at 9 o’clock
Power reserve: 72 hours
Sapphire crystal and caseback
Black crocodile skin strap, hand-sewn, red gold clasp
Suggested retail price: 22,000 CHF (all taxes included)

Bering Automatic Vitus 1728

Together with Japanese watch movement manufacture Miyota, Danish watch brand BERING developed a new automatic movement for the new Automatic Collection Vitus 1728.

In 1728, the Danish explorer and pioneer Vitus Bering sailed into almost unspoiled regions on his way to the Arctic Ocean. During his travels he traversed a strait that was later named after him: the Bering Strait. Vitus Bering was the first European to discover Alaska where one of the four time zones bears his famous name.
The Automatic series ‘Vitus 1728’ is named after the adventurer Vitus Bering whose pioneering spirit was a source of inspiration for the new models. Exclusively for this collection, BERING, in collaboration with Miyota, developed the precision movement VITUS 1728 which is reliably and continually wound through its wearer’s movements. Once manually wound, the mechanism runs more than40 hours when in passive state.

Besides its fully automatic technology, the new watches impress with the classically minimalist BERING design, the plain dial, as well as the 24-hour display and date display. Fitted with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, supply milanese strap or soft leather straps, the watch offers not only sophisticated design but also outstanding wearing comfort and the utmost in quality. The watches are waterproof to 3 ATM. The watch’s glass base makes for a special eye-catcher exposing the exquisite details of the watch mechanism.

The six models are available from April at authorized specialist stores and at www.beringtime.com and cost 299 Euros and 339 Euros.

LOCMAN Stealth 300 Metres Carbon Chronograph


Italian watch brand LOCMAN enriches its collection of Super-technical diver’s watches by presenting the new Stealth 300 metres Carbon, a chronograph featuring an all-carbon case and dial.

LOCMAN achieved a world first in 2003 by launching the world’s first watch with a carbon fibre case, accomplishing an authentic revolution: high-tech materials made their grand entrance into the watchmaking world, radically changing its technical and aesthetic characteristics as well as its production techniques. LOCMAN has consistently pursued this path, steadily investing its resources in research and new technologies. The Scuola Italiana di Orologeria (S.I.O.), the company’s in-house academy, devotes part of its facilities to the study of new materials, yielding significant results.

In 2009, LOCMAN launched the Stealth collection, a line of watches with high technical content inspired by the famous military aircraft that are invisible to radars. The construction dynamics, the materials and the designs used to produce these planes share a number of common denominators with the LOCMAN collection.

In 2014, LOCMAN launched the super-technical professional diver’s watch collection by presenting the Stealth 300 Metres Automatic, powered by a mechanical self-winding movement developed by the S.I.O.

2015 was the year of the Stealth 300 Metres Carbon Automatic with an impressive forged carbon case, carbon fibre dial, titanium case-back and with a mechanical self-winding movement. Now, after the launch of the Stealth 300 Metres chronograph in steel, the Elba-based watch company is rounding off the collection by presenting the Stealth 300 Metres Carbon Chronograph featuring an impressive forged carbon case, carbon fibre dial and titanium case-back.
Stealth 300 Metres, the much appreciated LOCMAN diver’s watch, now reaches the top of the range with an even more high-performing, resistant and extremely light chronograph. The screw-down pushers prevent accidental handling and are fitted with double silicon O-ring seals.

Flaunting a generous 46 mm diameter, the case of the Stealth 300 Metres Carbon Chronograph houses a high-quality Ronda quartz movement equipped with the split-time function serving to measure intermediate times, such as two phenomena that begin at the same time but subsequently involve different time periods.

The lightness of carbon also enhances the wearability of this timepiece which, alongside its professional usage, is also perfectly suitable for everyday life. Stealth 300 Metres is not intended exclusively for passionate diving enthusiasts and professionals, but also for a public with a keen eye for styles and trends that recognises the urban beauty of this watch. The quintessential designs and the material contrasts between the forged carbon of the dial and the carbon fibre dial infuse this watch with a very distinctive appeal. The splendid veined pattern of forged carbon varies in every watch, making each Stealth 300 Metres Carbon Chronograph a truly one-of-a-kind piece.

The sturdy 60-minute unidirectional rotating bezel is made of ABS, an innovative thermoplastic polymer that is also extremely light and yet resistant to shocks, pressure and above all to variations in temperature. Featuring a knurled pattern that ensures a better grip during dives, the bezel is intended to guarantee the smoothest and most stable possible clicking. The broad dial is designed to ensure optimal readability even in poor visibility conditions thanks to the luminescent treatment applied to the hour-markers as well as the hours and minutes hands.

A magnifying glass is fitted above the date window and the titanium case-back is secured by four screws. The Stealth 300 Metres Carbon Chronograph is teamed with a strap in perforated hypoallergenic silicon or in natural leather.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Mido Baroncelli Prisma (M007.207.11.116.00)

With the Baroncelli Prisma, Swiss watch brand Mido introduces a timepiece that gleams with iridescent femininity and blends tradition with modernity. A contemporary reinterpretation of a classic jewellery creation, this timepiece features an elegant round steel case measuring 33 mm in diameter. The centre of its grained silver dial reveals a superb marquetry creation formed of 25 pieces of white mother-of-pearl applied individually by hand.
This extraordinary play of prisms is enhanced by the 51 diamonds (totalling 0.117 carat) that trace the outline of this unique treasure. The polished steel bracelet brings an extra touch of shine to this exceptional timepiece. The sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides protecting the dial enables the finely crafted hands to be admired. The hour and minute hands are double-sided (one side sandblasted, the other diamond-cut), while the seconds hand is rounded diamond-cut. The window at 6 o’clock, meanwhile, displays the date. The subtly worked dial of this Baroncelli and its rounded forms are both nods to the timeless architecture of the Rennes Opera House.
Beneath these delicate aesthetic details, the Baroncelli Prisma houses a latest-generation automatic movement: the Caliber 80, which provides up to 80 hours of power reserve. Thanks to the transparent case back, women who appreciate fine watchmaking mechanics can admire the finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement, which features an oscillating weight adorned with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo. Water-resistant up to a pressure of 5 bars (50 m/165 ft), this model comes with a bracelet fitted with a stainless steel folding clasp.

Another version with a rose PVD-treated case and a black leather strap is also available.

Technical details
Movement
Automatic Mido Caliber 80 (ETA C07.611 base), 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 4.74 mm, 25 jewels, 21,600 vph, NIVAFLEX NM mainspring, ELINCHRON II balance-spring. Finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and Mido logo. Functions: HMSD. Adjusted on 3 different positions for high accuracy. Up to 80 hours of power reserve.

Case
Polished 316L stainless steel, Ø33 mm, 3 pieces, sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides, transparent case back revealing the finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement, engraved serial number, water-resistant up to a pressure of 5 bars (50 m/165 ft).

Dial
Silver, grained, marquetry formed of 25 pieces of white mother-of-pearl applied individually by hand,  51 diamonds (totalling 0.117 carat) around the mother-of-pearl, polished applied indexes, date at 6 o'clock.

Hands
Double-sided hour and minute hands (one side sandblasted, one side diamond-cut), rounded diamond-cut seconds hand.

Bracelet
Bracelet and folding clasp in polished 316L stainless steel.

KERBEDANZ Squama Tourbillon

The ultra-limited edition KERBEDANZ Squama Tourbillon shows how the Neuchâtel-based brand continues to express its passion for creating all black themed horological creations as well as its mastery of the art of skeletonization.
In November 2016, at the Salon des Grandes Complications in Dubai, KERBEDANZ revealed for the first time the results of its adventure into the magical realm of the "dark art," with an "all black" look shot through with somber flashes and nuances. Now, at Baselworld 2017 the brand is unveiling its latest work of art, the Squama Tourbillon.
The dial backdrop of the Squama has a smooth look much like the skin of a serpent. In religion, mythology and literature, the serpent represents fertility and creative power. As mythical creatures, they sometimes appear part human, part dragon, and they inhabit many fantastical and mystical tales. In ancient Greece, Echidna, half woman, half snake, gave birth to a number of dragons. As for Cecrops, an Athenian hero, he had the head of a man on the body of a serpent. In Toltec and Aztec mythology, the winged and feathered Quetzalcoatl was a key figure. And in medieval Europe, the basilisk, a serpent with a dragon's body, was supposed to be able to kill just by looking at its victims. Melusina, another creature from European folklore, somewhere between a fish-woman and serpent-woman, had to spend a day per week in the water.

Technical details
Model: Squama Tourbillon Limited Edition

Movement
Tourbillon, manually-wound KRB-02 mechanical movement conceived, skeletonized and decorated by KERBEDANZ and Concepto
21,600 beats per hour (3Hz)
72 hours power reserve
341 components
19 jewels
Tourbillon cage made up of 80 parts and weighing 0.42 grams

Functions
Hours, minutes, tourbillon

Case
18-karat gold, DLC-treated (diamond-like carbon, 46-millimeter diameter
Designed and manufactured by KERBEDANZ
Sapphire crystal front and back with anti-reflexive treatment
Water-resistant to 5 atmospheres (50 meters, 150 feet)
Crown is in an unusual position, between 1 and 2 o'clock

Dial
Massive sculpted gold, hand-guilloché, fish-scale decoration, exclusively conceived, manufactured and applied by KERBEDANZ; indices in rose gold

Band
Alligator mississippiensis leather, double folding clasp in 18-karat, DLC-treated gold, personalized by KERBEDANZ

Friday, March 17, 2017

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle world time Platinum Limited Edition

Swiss luxury watch manufacture Vacheron Constantin updates its Traditionnelle collection by unveiling a 10 piece platinum limited edition version of the famous world time model presented in 2011. Simultaneously displaying 37 of the world’s time zones, this travel watch with a three‐part dial is adorned with a hand‐enamelled gold world map. Depicted in subtly graded shades of blue, the seas and continents composed a miniature work resulting from patient and meticulous craftsmanship and brimming with graphic details and depth effects. A blend of artisanal refinement and perfect technical mastery, the new Traditionnelle world time is distinguished by its user friendliness enhanced by the crown‐operated activation of all functions.
Crafted in opaque enamel and grisaille enamel, its dial highlights the horological expertise of the Manufacture, conveyed through traditional decorative crafts perpetuated across the centuries. The distinctive and sophisticated world time display, composed of three superimposed discs, is enhanced by a miniature enamelled gold world map.
The seas, portrayed in an opaque blue shade of enamel, accentuate every detail of the continents they surround. The strikingly realistic coastal and land reliefs take on subtle shades of blue and white, achieved using the grisaille enamel technique. This delicate paint composed of Limoges white – an extremely rare and fine powder mixed with oils – is applied to the dark enamel in tiny touches and meticulously drawn out using needles and brushes.
Opaque enamel calls for equally painstaking care and can tolerate no flaws, since the light directly strikes even the slightest bump or rough patch, instead of being absorbed by the translucent nature of a traditional enamel. This technique used for the world map is picked up on the 24‐hour disc bearing gold hour‐markers and the 37 city names painted on dark blue opaque enamel. They appear in white for those representing time zones with a full‐hour time difference and in sky blue for those with half‐hour or quarter‐hour time differences, all swept over by 18‐carat gold hands and rimmed by a minute ring.
The Traditionnelle world time model frames this exceptional dial with a precious 42.5 mm‐diameter case, water‐resistant to 30 metres and housing Caliber 2460 WT, developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin. In addition to central hours, minutes and seconds hands, this mechanical selfwinding movement also drives a combination of original functions: simultaneous reading of 37 world time zones – including those offset by a half‐hour or quarter‐hour compared with Coordinated Universal Time – along with a day/night indication and simplified adjustment of all these indications via the crown. Its rating precision is further ensured by a stop‐seconds system. Set to winter time in the Northern hemisphere, 225‐part Caliber 2460 WT features a 22‐carat gold oscillating weight, a balance wheel beating at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour) and a 40‐hour power reserve.
The limited edition – available exclusively from Vacheron Constantin boutiques – consists of ten individually numbered watches bearing the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva and fitted with an elegant blue Mississippiensis alligator leather strap with large square scales and a platinum triple folding clasp.

Technical details
Model: Traditionnelle world time
Reference: 86060/000P‐9772
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece
Piece only available through the Vacheron Constantin Boutiques

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

Indications
Hours, minutes, center seconds
World time indication (37 cities)
Day/night indication

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

Dial
Superposition of 3 dials:
• Gold disc with enamelled map and cities names
• 24‐hour disc with day/night indication (18:30 to 6:30 indications highlighted with a dark blue background)
• External ring with painted minute‐track

Strap
Dark blue Mississippiensis alligator leather strap with alligator leather inner shell, hand‐stitched, saddle‐finish, large square scales
Buckle: Platinum 950 folding clasp
Polished half Maltese cross‐shaped

Edition
Limited and numbered edition of 10 pieces
« Limited Edition » and « X/10 » engraved on the back of the timepiece

Chopard Happy Ocean

This year, Chopard is expanding its iconic Happy Sport collection with the new Happy Ocean. Both sporty and elegant, Happy Ocean is the ideal watch for exploring the ocean floor, relaxing on a yacht or strolling on the sand. As technical as it is fun, it is water-resistant to 300 metres and beats to the rhythm of a self-winding Chopard movement.

For more than 20 years, the Happy Sport line has delighted fans of chic, sporty watches. The first of its kind when it was launched in 1993, the concept combines the nobility of diamonds with steel. Free of any setting, diamonds frolic between two sapphire crystals, illuminating the entire dial.
Happy Ocean focuses on a nautical adventure. Combined with a large 40 mm steel case, the unidirectional rotating bezel with its two-tone blue-turquoise or blue-raspberry coloring is inspired by azure blue shades and brightly colored corals, while featuring a wave-shaped design for easier handling under water.
The screw-down crown is marked with a C and the case-back is engraved with a wave motif. The intense blue dial brings to mind the ocean depths and is enhanced with a white minutes hand hemmed with blue or raspberry that glows at night or in dark, deep waters. The hour-markers and hours hands also illuminate with a blue hue, with all other indications required for diving in green. Five moving diamonds, like oxygen bubbles or tiny sparkling fish, swim around this beautiful aquarium.
Water-resistant to 300 metres, the Happy Ocean watch is powered by a self-winding Chopard movement (01.01-C) entirely developed and produced in the workshops of the Maison in Fleurier. And finally, a first for Chopard’s ladies’ watches in the form of a NATO strap – a sporty, light, fun material suited to all weather conditions and occasions.
Technical details
Ref. 278587-3001 blue turquoise version
Ref. 278587-3002 blue rasperry version

Case
Steel
Total diameter: 40.00 mm
Thickness: 13.66 mm
Water resistance: 300 m
Crown in steel with an embossed C: 7.30mm
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Five mobile diamonds
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Solid back engraved with a wave motif

Movement
Mechanical automatic winding 01.01-C
Diameter: 28.80 mm
Thickness: 4.95 mm
Number of jewels: 31
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4Hz)
Power reserve: 60 hours

Dial
Dark blue dial
Rhodiumed hours hand filled with white SLN emitting blue luminescence
Turquoise or raspberry-rimmed minutes hands filled with white SNL emitting green luminescence
Rhodiumed sweep-seconds hand featuring a dot filled with white SLN emitting blue luminescence.
White index with SLN emitting blue luminescence

Functions
Central display of the hours, minutes and seconds
Date at 4.30
Rotating bezel featuring an anodised aluminium insert and a dot filled with white SLN emitting green luminescence.

Strap
Blue strap in NATO

EBEL Sport Classic

To be unveiled at Baselworld 2017, the new Sport Classic collection pays tribute to EBEL’s formidable craftsmanship during the 1970s and 1980s. Boasting a sport chic design, the original EBEL Sport Classic was an icon in the brand’s classic timepiece collections during those times. This is a watch whose beauty flows from its simplicity, and which has become a design signature throughout the entire EBEL collection. It represents the focal point of the brand’s repositioning, bringing a historic design classic firmly into the twenty-first century.
The EBEL Sport Classic features a timeless design that embodies the very soul of style, with elegantly thin geometric features crafted in the pursuit of a perfect, flawless shape. The tapered links and flat surface of the trademark wave bracelet have been retained as a salute to the original Sport Classic model and its signature flexibility, while the new wave shape is more elegantly pronounced. Sleek and thin, this new bracelet is perfectly integrated into the watch’s curved case-back, providing inimitable comfort. An exclusive new locking jewelry clasp secures it to the wrist.
Crafted of stainless steel and offered in three sizes – 24 mm (Mini), 29 mm (Lady), and 40 mm (Gent) – the EBEL Sport Classic case features a distinctive hexagonal shape and flat, antireflective sapphire crystal. The polished chamfer between the top and side of the case is a further allusion to the design of the original model. The yellow gold bezel is held in place with five eye-catching and functional 18 ct gold screws that have flat, black polished heads and chamfered rims and slots – a reference to high-end watchmaking. The hexagonal yellow gold crown features an embossed kissing “E” logo.
The new font used for the painted black Roman numerals gives the overall design a more contemporary look and provides a stylish contrast to the effortlessly elegant white dial, lending these EBEL Sport Classic models a sense of refined understatement.
The glamorous marriage of technical mastery and well-proportioned aesthetics imbues this timepiece with a stylish yet sporty look that is equally fitting for active and more refined moments.
Technical details
Sport Classic lady, SKU 1216387

Movement
Quartz ETA E61.031

Case
Material: stainless steel & 18K 3N yellow gold
Finishing: alternated brushed/polished
Crystal: sapphire antireflective underneath
Dimensions: 29.00mm
Thickness: 6.00mm
Water-resistance: 50 meters

Dial
White with Roman numerals painted in black
Minute-scale painted in black

Hands
Hour - Minute
Facetted, diamond-polished 3N yellow gold-plated hands

Bracelet
Brushed stainless steel with polished 3N yellow gold PVD waves
Jewelry clasp

Gold weight
3.95 gr

Sport Classic lady, SKU 1216389

Movement
Quartz ETA E61.031

Case
Material: stainless steel & 18K 3N yellow gold
Finishing: alternated brushed/polished
Setting: bezel set with 47 diamonds diameter 1.20 = 0.3055cts, VS quality
Crystal: sapphire antireflective underneath
Dimensions: 29.00mm
Thickness: 6.00mm
Water-resistance: 50 meters

Dial
White with Roman numerals painted in black
Minute-scale painted in black

Hands
Hour - Minute
Facetted, diamond-polished 3N yellow gold-plated hands

Bracelet
Brushed stainless steel with polished 3N yellow gold PVD waves
Jewelry clasp

Gold weight
3.55 gr

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