Seiko – The King Seiko Collection

Seiko Watch Corporation has announced the re-launch of its iconic King Seiko collection. The much awaited revival series includes five references: SPB279, SPB281, SPB283, SPB285 and SPB287.

The King Seiko range was introduced in the 1960s. Together with Grand Seiko, it established the company’s capability to produce high precision mechanical wristwatches with magnificent design and finishing. Now, after almost 50 years of its launch, Seiko has revived this fabulous timekeeper. The new King Seiko timepieces proudly showcase Seiko’s mechanical watchmaking expertise.

The new King Seiko watch 2022
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The distinctively sharp and angular design of these new timepieces is inspired by the 1965 King Seiko KSK. The combination of a flat dial with faceted indexes and broad, razor-edged hands gives the watch a refined and striking presence. The bold, faceted lugs have sharp angles and wide flat surfaces that feature both mirror and hairline finishing. The twelve o’clock index is more than twice the width of the others. Boasting a unique patterned texture, it ensures high legibility and bestows the dial a brilliant shine.

King Seiko SPB281J1
King Seiko SPB281J1/ Image Copyright@ Seiko Watch Corporation

The classic 37mm diameter stainless steel case is topped with a boxed-shaped sapphire crystal, providing the timepiece a slim and elegant outlook. The inner surface of the crystal features anti-reflective coating to ensure high dial visibility from any angle. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters.

King Seiko watch case back
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The crown and case back bear the new King Seiko emblem whose design was inspired by that of the 1965 KSK. The new King Seiko watch is equipped with Caliber 6R31. This 24 jewel automatic movement provides a power reserve of 70 hours.

Also made of stainless steel, the bracelet is inspired by the design of the original King Seiko series. Its beveled surfaces offer dynamic and ever-changing light reflections.

King Seiko Watch SPB285J1
King Seiko SPB285J1/ Image Copyright@ Seiko Watch Corporation

The new King Seiko series proposes five dial colors: silver, light gray, charcoal gray, brown and red. The light gray dial features a subtle hairline pattern, while the other four have a beautiful sunray finish.

King Seiko SPB287J1
King Seiko SPB287J1/Image Copyright@ Seiko Watch Corporation

The brand has also announced the launch of five alternative leather straps specially designed for the new collection.

All the new King Seiko watches will be available from February 2022 at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retailers worldwide.

Technical details

Collection: The King Seiko

Movement
Caliber 6R31

Automatic movement with manual-winding function
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 70 hours
Number of jewels: 24
Stop seconds hand function

Case 
Stainless steel case
Box shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw case back
Diameter: 37.0mm, Thickness: 12.1mm
Lug to lug: 43.6mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Dials
Reference SPB279: with silver dial
Reference SPB281: with light gray dial
Reference SPB283: with charcoal gray dial
Reference SPB285: with brown dial
Reference SPB287: with red dial

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet
Deployment clasp with push button release
Bracelet Length: 197 ㎜

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €1,700

Grand Seiko Chronograph 15th Anniversary Limited Edition, Reference SBGC247

The Grand Seiko reference SBGC247 marks the 15th anniversary of the first Spring Drive Chronograph. This new limited edition timepiece features a beautiful texture dial inspired by the ice capped mountains near the Shinshu Watch Studio.

Made of high intensity titanium case, the watch houses the automatically driven Spring Drive Chronograph GMT Caliber 9R96 with a power reserve of 72 hours. It offers exceptional legibility even in complete darkness, thanks to the Lumibrite on the bezel, indexes and hour, minute and GMT hands. Its oscillating weight is adorned with the 18K gold Grand Seiko lion emblem.

Grand Seiko Chronograph 15th Anniversary Limited Edition, Reference SBGC247
This chronograph measures elapsed time up to 12 hours with an accuracy of ±0.5 seconds per day. Thanks to the regulation system that is unique to Spring Drive, its accuracy remains at this high level even when the power reserve is low.

Limited edition of 700 pieces, the new Spring Drive Chronograph GMT will be available at the Grand Seiko Boutiques and selected retailers worldwide in February 2022.

Technical details

Model: Grand Seiko Chronograph 15th Anniversary Limited Edition
Reference SBGC247
Sport Collection

Movement
Spring Drive Chronograph GMT Caliber 9R96
Driving system: Automatic
Accuracy: ±10 seconds per month (±0.5 second per day)
Power reserve: 72 hours
Number of jewels: 50

Case
High-intensity titanium case
Diameter: 43.5mm
Thickness: 16.1mm
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
See-through screw case back
Screw-down crown
Water resistance: 10bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Bracelet
High-intensity titanium bracelet
Three-fold clasp with push button release

Price
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: €11,100

Edition
Limited edition of 700 pieces

Grand Seiko GMT 20th Anniversary Limited Edition, Reference SBGE275

Grand Seiko marks 20th anniversary of the brand’s first GMT watch by launching a special edition model from its Sport Collection.

Its captivating dial texture evokes the wintery snowcaps of the mountains that surround the Shinshu studio in central Japan. The case and bracelet of this GMT watch are in stainless steel. The blue accents echo the bright blue color of the winter sky in the region.

This timepiece is equipped with the Spring Drive GMT Caliber 9R16 with automatic movement. Thanks to Grand Seiko’s in-house technology, the seconds hand glides silently and smoothly across the dial, perfectly reflecting the continuous flow of time.

Grand Seiko GMT 20th Anniversary Limited Edition, Reference SBGE275

The power reserve is 72 hours when fully wound and is shown on the discreet indicator next to the eight o’clock marker. The GMT hand allows a second time zone to be shown and a third can also be displayed using the 24-hour bezel.

The caliber offers an enhanced accuracy rate of ±10 seconds per month. The see-through case back affords the view of the oscillating weight adorned with 18K gold Grand Seiko lion emblem.

For ensuring visibility of the indications around the clock, the watch features Lumibrite on the bezel, indexes and hour, minute and GMT hands.

The new Spring Drive GMT watch (reference SBGE275) will be available as a limited edition of 1,500 at the Grand Seiko Boutiques and selected retailers worldwide in March 2022.

Technical details

Model: Grand Seiko GMT 20th Anniversary Limited Edition
Reference: SBGE275
Sport Collection

Movement
Spring Drive GMT Caliber 9R16
Driving system: Automatic
Accuracy: ±10 seconds per month (±0.5 second per day)
Power reserve: 72 hours
Number of jewels: 30

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 44.0mm
Thickness: 14.9mm
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
See-through screw case back
Screw-down crown
Water resistance: 20bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Bracelet
Stainless steel
Three-fold clasp with push button release

Price
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: €7,400

Edition
Limited edition of 1,500 pieces

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Naomi Osaka Limited Edition

TAG Heuer has announced the launch of a special edition Aquaracer watch series created in collaboration with Naomi Osaka.

Japanese professional tennis player Naomi Osaka became a TAG Heuer brand ambassador in January 2021. To celebrate their partnership, Naomi and TAG Heuer worked together to create a new watch, an Aquaracer, which will be launched exclusively in the United States, Japan and Australia.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Naomi Osaka Limited Edition

For this special edition, Naomi Osaka wanted the TAG Heuer model that bears her name to have shades of green on the dial and the strap. The green color has selected to reflect the champion’s dedication to tennis and her love for environment.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Naomi Osaka Limited Edition

The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Naomi Osaka Limited Edition has two shades of green: the dial has a distinctive pale green colour forming a wave pattern, while details on the five minutes markers are in a different shade of green with a subtle reference to the colour of tennis balls. The octagonal hour markers are made of diamonds.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Naomi Osaka Limited Edition

Green is also found in the two straps delivered with the watch: both on the green rubber strap which comes with the watch, and in the additional strap made from fishing nets. This strap is 100% recyclable and recycled, perfectly reflecting Naomi Osaka’s commitment to the environment.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Naomi Osaka Limited Edition

A special tool to make it easy to change the straps is also included. Finally, the case back is decorated with the player’s official logo: a teddy bear holding a flower. Naomi’s favourite emblem can also be found on the exclusive packaging of this limited-edition watch.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Naomi Osaka Limited Edition

TAG Heuer’s Aquaracer watches are known for their exceptional robustness and for their hour markers and hands that are unusually wide for this type of model. This makes it easy to see the time with one glance and it is worth noting that the Aquaracer’s bezel is also extra-wide which brings a bold design to the time piece and improve the readability.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Naomi Osaka Limited Edition

The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Naomi Osaka Limited Edition comes in a black and green box featuring the player’s official logo as well as the TAG Heuer logo. The box includes a black travel pouch with green over-stitching.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Naomi Osaka Limited Edition

The Aquaracer Professional 300 Naomi Osaka Limited Edition will be available in shops and online from January 2022. The series will be limited to 250 pieces, numbered from 1 to 250.

Technical details

Model: Aquaracer Professional 300 Naomi Osaka Limited Edition
Reference WBP231E.EB0247

Movement
Calibre 5 Automatic

Functions
Hours, Minutes and Seconds
Date

Dial
Light green lacquered dial
Indexes and hands filled with white Super-Luminova®
8 VS diamonds diameter 1.40 mm (0.078 ct)

Case
36 mm diameter
Steel polished, fine brushed case
Ceramic black 60 minute scale unidirectional turning bezel
Steel screw-down crown at 3 o’clock
Steel screwed case back with Naomi Osaka logo special engraving, limited numbered XXX/250
Water resistance: 300 meters

Strap
Dark green rubber strap + additional strap in 100% recycled and recyclable fishing net fabric
Steel folding clasp with double safety push-buttons with fine adjustment system; TAG Heuer shield

Availability
From January 2022

Dufrane Deep Eddy Snow Limited Edition

Dufrane Watches presents Deep Eddy Snow, the latest addition to its watch collection.

This new Deep Eddy automatic watch with snow white dial has a 42mm diameter case. Its finely brushed 316L stainless steel case features polished accents.

Assembled and tested in America, this timepiece has a water resistance up to 200 meters/656 feet. Equipped with the Swiss made Ronda R150 automatic mechanical movement, it displays hour, minutes, seconds and date.

The Deep Eddy Snow is limited to 50 pieces. Each one costs about $499 and comes with custom black, silicone strap. Along with this new model, is also offering an adventure accessory pack which includes the 316L stainless steel solid end link bracelet and hand stitched, brown leather strap for only an additional $100.

Dufrane Deep Eddy Snow Limited Edition automatic watch

Dufrane is an Austin (Texas) based independent watch company founded by Steven Lee. For its collections, the brand takes inspiration from Austin landmarks and historical figures. Dufrane’s flagship collections are City Limits GMT, Bergstrom, Deep Eddy and Waterloo.

Named after the oldest spring-fed swimming pool in Texas, the Deep Eddy series is now offering four dial color versions: Lagoon, Dune, Sapphire and the recently added Snow.

The company has already started a preorder campaign for the new Deep Eddy model. Please visit Dufrane Watches online store for more details.

Technical details

Case
Satin brushed stainless steel case
Polished chamfering on case, bezel & lugs
Anodized aluminum 120 click uni-directional bezel
Diameter: 42mm (including bezel)
Case thickness: 12mm
Thickness with crystal: 14.4mm
Lug-to-lug: 47.6mm
Lug width: 22mm
Crown: 7mm 2X gasket, screw down
Sapphire crystal glass, double domed, 2X anti-reflective coating
DuFrane engraving on crown
Screw-in caseback
Water resistance: 20ATM (656ft/200m)

Dial
Applied Swiss C3 filled indices recessed into angled chapter ring
Hour and minute hands: Diamond Cut Polished Steel, C3 Lume Filled
Seconds hand: Diamond Cut Orange Lume Reverse Lollipop

Movement
Swiss Sellita SW200-1 or Ronda R150 Automatic Movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Hacking seconds
Incablock anti-shock system
Power reserve: 38 Hours
Regulated accuracy: +/- 8 sec/day

Warranty
12-month international warranty

More details at: https://www.dufranewatches.com/products/deep-eddy-snow?ktk=MDZqc3JHLTU4YjVmYWRlZTJk

ORIS X Cervo Volante Big Crown Pointer Date

ORIS presents a special series of its Big Crown Pointer Date watch in collaboration with the Swiss sustainable deer leather manufacturer Cervo Volante. This series proudly reflects the Swiss watch company’s commitment towards environment protection.

ORIS X Cervo Volante Big Crown Pointer Date

Every year, around 15,000 wild red deer are culled in Switzerland. The operation is entirely legal and necessary, highly regulated, and undertaken to manage deer populations and protect the Swiss countryside.

ORIS X Cervo Volante Big Crown Pointer Date

In 2017, friends Kadri Vunder Fontana, a biotechnology engineer and experienced businesswoman, and Conny Thiel-Egenter, a biologist specialising in nature protection and wildlife and habitat management, founded Cervo Volante. Their vision was to take the waste, specifically deer skins, and transform them into beautiful, hard-wearing and ultimately sustainable footwear and accessories.

ORIS X Cervo Volante Big Crown Pointer Date

Passionate about nature and driven by a desire to make eco-friendly, sustainable shoes and accessories from wild leather, Cervo Volante has also employed Switzerland’s last two remaining tanneries, both of which use 100 per cent vegetable tanning processes.

ORIS X Cervo Volante Big Crown Pointer Date

Recently, Cervo Volante has partnered with Oris for a collaborative project on a sustainable deer leather strap project. Oris has been active in various environment protection activities since long time. This new partnership is a part of the Swiss brand’s much acclaimed Change for the Better campaign.

ORIS X Cervo Volante Big Crown Pointer Date

The Oris x Cervo Volante collaboration begins with three Big Crown Pointer Date watches fitted with deer-leather straps that are allergy free, sustainable and unique. This trio of watches features colourful dials inspired by the Alps, and straps, pouches and card holders produced from Cervo Volante sustainable deer leather.

ORIS X Cervo Volante Big Crown Pointer Date

The Big Crown Pointer Date watch features a 38mm diameter stainless steel case with sapphire crystals on the front and back. It houses an automatic movement with 38 hours power reserve.

Oris Big Crown X Cervo Volante, 01 754 7779 4063-Set, 01 754 7779 4065-Set and 01 754 7779 4067-Set

Technical details

Collection: Oris x Cervo Volante Big Crown Pointer Date

Case
Multi-piece stainless steel case
Size: 38.00 mm (1.496 inches)
Top glass: Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
Case back: Stainless steel, screwed, see-through sapphire glass
Stainless steel screw-in security crown
Water resistance: 5 bar

Dial
Grey, blue or green
Indices, numbers and hands with Super-LumiNova®

Movement
Number Oris 754
Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date centre hand, instantaneous date, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second
Winding: Automatic winding, bi-directionally rotating red rotor
Power reserve: 38 hours

Strap
Dark brown, oak brown or cognac
Cervo Volante deer leather with quick strap change system

Special edition
Each watch is delivered with a travel pouch and card holder crafted in Cervo Volante deer leather

Swiss retail price
CHF 1,850

Available from
January 2022

References
754 7779 4063-Set 07 5 19 12: with grey dial
754 7779 4065-Set 07 5 19 13: with blue dial
754 7779 4067-Set 07 5 19 14: with green dial

Grand Seiko Spring Drive ‘White Birch’, Reference SLGA009

Introduced in 2021, the Grand Seiko Heritage Hi-Beat 36000 Automatic reference SLGH005 is one of the most talked-about creations in the recent history of the prestigious Japanese brand. Nicknamed ‘White Birch’, it boasts a captivating textured dial design inspired by the beautiful white birch forests of Japan. This extremely popular watch also won the Men’s Watch prize at the 2021 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.

Following this legacy, Grand Seiko now presents a new Spring Drive watch with the same dial design. Powered by the latest and finest Spring Drive Caliber 9RA2, the new model is inspired by the atmosphere of a white birch forest but in a subtly new way. It particularly echoes the feeling of the forests of Shinshu, home to the studio where all Grand Seiko Spring Drive watches are made.

Grand Seiko Spring Drive ‘White Birch’, Reference SLGA009

Meticulously crafted by master artisans, the delicately textured dial and the tempered blue seconds hand of the new ‘White Birch’ watch reveal an artistry that is matched by the ‘frost’ finishing of the movement. This exquisite spring drive calibre is clearly visible through the sapphire case back.

Grand Seiko Spring Drive ‘White Birch’, Reference SLGA009

The delicate texture of the movement’s finish reflects the frost that winter brings to the trees in Shinshu. The bridge lines and hole edges are diamond-cut to reflect light from all angles and the jewels and the tempered blue power reserve indicator add a quiet sparkle that is a delight to behold. Caliber 9RA2 delivers a power reserve of up to 120 hours and is accurate to ±10 seconds per month.

The watch’s design evokes the Grand Seiko Style defined back in 1967 with the celebrated 44GS. However, it also announces an important step forward in Grand Seiko design. To be known as the Grand Seiko Evolution 9 Style, this new grammar of design takes Grand Seiko’s ideals of beauty, legibility and wearing comfort to new levels.

Grand Seiko Spring Drive ‘White Birch’, Reference SLGA009

Its Zaratsu polished, distortion-free mirror finish and delicate hairline finish alternate to give the case a quiet and harmonious glow. Its powerful hands and grooved, prominent markers ensure perfect legibility. The case’s center of gravity is lower, and the bracelet has just the right width and depth to ensure that the watch sits easily and securely on the wrist.

Grand Seiko Spring Drive ‘White Birch’, Reference SLGA009

Starting from February this year, both High-Beat and Spring Drive ‘White Birch’ timepieces will be the part of the new Grand Seiko Evolution 9 Collection.

The Spring Drive ‘White Birch’ watch will be available at the Grand Seiko Boutiques and selected retail stores worldwide in February 2022.

Technical details

Model: Grand Seiko Spring Drive ‘White Birch’
Reference SLGA009
Collection: Grand Seiko Evolution 9 Collection

Movement
Spring Drive 5 Days Caliber 9RA2
Driving system: Automatic
Accuracy: ±0.5 seconds per day (±10 seconds per month)
Power reserve: 5 days (120 hours)
Number of jewels: 38

Case and bracelet
Stainless steel case and bracelet
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
See-through screw case back
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 40.0mm, Thickness: 11.8mm
Three-fold clasp with push button release

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €9,500

OMEGA Speedmaster Calibre 321 in 18K Canopus Gold

Introduced in 1957, the OMEGA Speedmaster is one of the most iconic watch collections ever made. This chronograph watch series was originally created for professional racing car drivers. It is also the first chronograph in the world to feature a tachymeter scale on the bezel, as opposed to on the dial. The Speedmaster watches have been renowned for their sturdy, highly-precise and water-resistant design.

Marking its 65th anniversary this year, the very first OMEGA Speedmaster (reference CK2915-1) is a highly sought after collector’s timepiece. Taking inspiration from this historic creation, Omega has launched a special Speedmaster Calibre 321 model in 18K Canopus Gold.

OMEGA Speedmaster Calibre 321 in 18K Canopus Gold

This timepiece boasts a unique 38.6 mm case in 18K Canopus Gold™, OMEGA’s own white gold alloy and is distinguished by its high brilliance, whiteness and longevity. Watch connoisseurs will also be able to pick out the NAIAD symbol on the watch’s crown, which was specifically used to reference water-resistance in some of the first CK2915 models.

OMEGA Speedmaster Calibre 321 in 18K Canopus Gold

The deep black onyx dial features an applied vintage OMEGA logo and typography featuring an oval “O” – a detail that was typical for the first CK2915 models. There are also 18K white gold hands and indexes with a Canopus Gold™ PVD treatment and the three classic Speedmaster subdials including a small seconds display, 30-minute recorder and 12-hour recorder, along with the central chronograph function.

OMEGA Speedmaster Calibre 321 in 18K Canopus Gold

On the fixed stainless steel bezel, the famous tachymeter scale has been filled with black “Grand Feu” enamel. It also boasts two of the original Speedmaster’s most collector-worthy details: the famous dot over ninety (DON) and a dot diagonal to seventy.

OMEGA Speedmaster Calibre 321 in 18K Canopus Gold

The Calibre 321 was the original movement used inside the Speedmaster in 1957. It also powered the watches worn during the Apollo missions, including all of history’s six moon landings. Since 2019, OMEGA has brought the Calibre 321 back into production, carefully retaining all the authentic specifications.

OMEGA Speedmaster Calibre 321 in 18K Canopus Gold

An engraving of the OMEGA Seahorse has been added to the inside of the sapphire crystal caseback glass. Its eye has been made from a sparkling blue sapphire, a precious jewel that traditionally marks a 65-year celebration.

OMEGA Speedmaster Calibre 321 in 18K Canopus Gold

The Speedmaster Calibre 321 watch is fitted on an 18K Canopus Gold™ bracelet with a comfort release adjustment system.

OMEGA Speedmaster Calibre 321 in 18K Canopus Gold

The watch is presented in a special wooden box. Crafted with a Rosewood-like pattern in honour of the collection’s 65th anniversary, the shape and design of the box is inspired by the original Speedmaster boxes that customers would have received in 1957.

OMEGA Speedmaster Calibre 321 in 18K Canopus Gold

The suggested retail price of OMEGA Speedmaster Calibre 321 in Canopus Gold™ is US $81,000.00.

This timepiece belongs to the Calibre 321 series of the OMEGA Speedmaster Heritage collection. The other models from the series are the Speedmaster Moonwatch Calibre 321 Stainless Steel 39.7 mm (reference 311.30.40.30.01.001) and the Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum 42 mm (reference 311.93.42.30.99.001).

Technical details

Model: SPEEDMASTER Canopus Gold™
Reference 311.50.39.30.01.001

Movement
Calibre Omega 321
Manual-winding chronograph movement with column wheel mechanism, Breguet balance-spring and 18K SednaTM gold PVD coated finish.
Power reserve: 55 hours

Case
Canopus Gold™
Diameter: 38.6 mm
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Transparent sapphire crystal case back with inside engraving
Crown with the NAIAD symbol
Tachymeter bezel, scale filled with black enamel
Water resistance: 6 bar (60 metres / 200 feet)

Dial
Deep black onyx dial
Applied vintage OMEGA logo and typography featuring the “oval O”
18K white gold hands/indexes with a Canopus Gold™ PVD treatment
Sub dials for small seconds display, 30-minute recorder and 12-hour recorder
Central chronograph hands

Functions
Chronograph
Small seconds
Tachymeter

Bracelet
18K Canopus Gold™ bracelet with a comfort release adjustment system

Warranty
Five year warranty

Approximate retail price
USA: $81,000.00
UK: £69,500.00
Switzerland: CHF 80,800.00

Memorigin Storm Show Series

The Storm Show Series was launched by Memorigin in 2017 to celebrate the release of – “The Storm Show 5D”, the Hong Kong musical based on the popular comic – “Wind and cloud” authored by Mr. Ma Wing Shing.

Memorigin Storm Show Series

Mr. Ma Wing Shing participated on the watch design and the logo on the dial was designed by the Hong Kong based graphic designer Mr. Alan Chan.

Memorigin Storm Show Series

This manual winding flying tourbillon timepiece features a simple elegant dial assembled with special sword and blade shape hands which used by the main characters in the original comics.

Technical details

The Storm Series with stainless steel case

Memorigin Storm Show Series

Diameter: approx. 43mm
Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/ Hour
155 pieces of subassembly module and 18 jewels
9 pieces of black diamond indexes
Exquisite embossment of “The Storm Show 5D” logo (Designed by Mr. Alan Chan)
Classic type of stainless steel case
Blade shaped hour hand
Sword shaped minute hand
The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
40hours power reserve
Flying Tourbillon
The balance wheel and the escapement system encircle the center of balance wheel
Both sides sapphire crystal
Alligator strap

The Storm Series with black PVD stainless steel case

Memorigin Storm Show Series

Diameter: approx. 43mm
Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/ Hour
155 pieces of subassembly module and 18 jewels
9 pieces of black diamond indexes
Exquisite embossment of “The Storm Show 5D” logo (Designed by Mr. Alan Chan)
Black PVD coated classic type of stainless steel case
Blade shaped hour hand
Sword shaped minute hand
The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
40hours power reserve
Flying Tourbillon
The balance wheel and the escapement system encircle the center of balance wheel
Both sides sapphire crystal
Alligator strap

Memorigin Qiqi Design Series – the Spring of Vienna

This watch collection was created in collaboration with Qi Qi, an international supermodel born in Shanghai and grew up in Vienna, Austria. Sophia Kao (widely known as Qi Qi) is married to Hong Kong movie star Simon Yam Tat-wah. Now based in Hong Kong, Qi Qi has her own jewelry brand “QQM”, which was founded in 2017. In 2018, she also cooperated with Memorigin to design elegant tourbillon watches.

Memorigin Qiqi Design Series – the Spring of Vienna

Qiqi was grown up in Vienna. During her childhood days, she used to visit the Vienna Woods forest along with the family. Inspired by her childhood memories, she imagined a fairy tale connecting the Vienna forest as the design concept for this Memorigin Qiqi Design Series.

On the skeleton dial, you can admire a little girl walking in the “forest wonderland”, where not only she meets deer and butterfly, but also two rabbits playing on a swing.

Memorigin Qiqi Design Series – the Spring of Vienna

To create a sense of depth, the dial was made by 3 layers, 2 layers of Mother-of-pearl and 1 layer of metal. The dial was hand-painted by the brand’s professional craftsmen. The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock evokes the rising sun. The mushroom-shaped power reserve indicator at 9 o’ clock makes the design more fun.

The Memorigin Qiqi Design Series watch is available in red and green versions. For the green version, the case is decorated with tsavorites and diamonds, and natural sapphires are used as indexes.

Memorigin Qiqi Design Series – the Spring of Vienna

For the red version, the case is fully covered by diamonds. Natural rubies are used as index. At 12 o’clock position, there is a 360-degree rotating heart-shaped decoration.

Memorigin Qiqi Design Series – the Spring of Vienna

 

Technical details

Model: Memorigin Qiqi Design Series – the spring of Vienna, Emerald

Memorigin Qiqi Design Series – the spring of Vienna, Emerald

Movement: ST0319
Movement diameter: 45 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/Hour
Diamond quantity: 64 pcs (Total Weight: 1.50 Carat)
Emerald quantity: 44 pcs (Total Weight: 4.12 Carat)
Sapphire quantity: 13 pcs (Total Weight: 0.28 Carat)
Vienna Forest Enbossment on the dial
Flying tourbillon
193 pieces of subassembly module
27 jewels
The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotate at a speed of
60s for one circle.
80 hours power reserve
Twin mainspring barrel
Day / night indicator
Power reserve indicator
The balance wheel and the escapement system encircle
the center of balance wheel
Alligator Strap
Both sides sapphire crystal

Model: Memorigin Qiqi Design Series – the spring of Vienna, Ruby

Memorigin Qiqi Design Series – the spring of Vienna, Ruby

Movement: ST0929
Movement diameter: 45 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/Hour
Diamond quantity: 104 pieces(Total Weight: 3.04 Carat)
Ruby quantity: 11 pieces (Total Weight: 0.24 Carat)
Vienna Forest Enbossment on the dial
Flying tourbillon
193 pieces of subassembly module
27 jewels
The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
80 hours power reserve
Twin mainspring barrel
Day / night indicator
Power reserve indicator
The balance wheel and the escapement system encircle the center of balance wheel
Alligator Strap
Both sides sapphire crystal

Memorigin – The Harmony of Dragon and Phoenix / Long Feng He Ming

Dragon and Phoenix is a spiritual and cultural symbol that represents auspiciousness and harmony. Dragon is considered to be ancestors of the Chinese people. It is the spirit of self-improvement, vigorous and promising. Phoenix represents great virtue, which carries heavy responsibilities and the kindness of the people. Dragon and Phoenix is the balance between Yin(陰) and Yang(陽), the contrary forces that give rise to each other. Therefore, it was widely used in palace culture and celebrations in China.

Memorigin, the Hong Kong Tourbillon watch brand, has combined the Chinese traditional carving craftsmanship and the excellent Western tourbillon watchmaking techniques to create “The harmony of Dragon and Phoenix / Long Feng He Ming” series.

Memorigin - The harmony of Dragon and Phoenix / Long Feng He Ming

With the background of heaven and earth on the dial, the Dragon that can control the forces of nature is swimming in the blue sea. The immortal phoenix is flying under the setting sun, which forms a harmonious scene. The 24K Gold Dragon is created with reference to the palace’s sculpture in the late Ming Dynasty and early Qing Dynasty.

Memorigin - The harmony of Dragon and Phoenix / Long Feng He Ming

The facial expressions, hair, claws and even scales are meticulously crafted. The eyes of dragon are made of Burmese rubies which sparkle brilliantly. It is coming up out of the sea and some of its body is driving out of the water. In order to make it more realistic, not only the dragon’s body under the water is sculpted sophisticatedly, but also the ripples spread across the sea, which makes the dragon, looks vivid and lively.

Memorigin - The harmony of Dragon and Phoenix / Long Feng He Ming

In the center of dial, a relief carved phoenix is wheeling in the sky, which outlines a peaceful picture. The delicate feather of the phoenix represents fine, soft and elegant. In order to create a perspective view, multi-layered mother-of-pearl and metal are used to create a skeleton dial. The Phoenix is embedded 0.5cm away from the dial. It presents a vivid picture of phoenix flying in the air, which shows the superlative craftsmanship.

Memorigin - The harmony of Dragon and Phoenix / Long Feng He Ming

Another highlight of this series is “Long Tu Zhu” (龍吐珠), the flaming pearl at 8 o’clock position. According to the myth, Dragon has been practicing for centuries in order to refine a pearl, the internal alchemy, in its body.

The pearl will be thrown out by the dragon whenever it absorbs the energy from nature. Memorigin recreates this legend and uses extremely sophisticated craftsmanship to hollow out the Akoya pearls from Japan, and fills several of the world’s most powerful high-tech tritium gas (H₃) tubes within a 5mm diameter pearl with 9 pieces of parts.

Memorigin - The harmony of Dragon and Phoenix / Long Feng He Ming

They provide superior brightness with a lifetime reaching 40 years. The pearl rotates at a speed of 60s for one circle with the flying tourbillon of a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour at 6 o’clock position. The endless rotation of the pearl implies the eternity and fortune.

The surface of the dome-typed 2.5D solid sapphire glass meets the visual requirements; you can enjoy the fun of traditional sculptures and high-end mechanical craftsmanship from both front and side of the watch. Memorigin has innovated a special automatic tourbillon movement for “The harmony of Dragon and Phoenix” series. Without affecting the operation of the tourbillon, the parts of watch were minimized. It makes the skeleton dial becomes more spacious as if flying in the sky.

Technical details

Model: The Harmony of Dragon and Phoenix

Case
Stainless steel case/Black PVD coated stainless steel case/Rose gold plated stainless steel case
Watch diameter: approx.42mm
Watch thickness: approx.13.3mm
Both sides sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 5ATM

Movement
Flying tourbillon
215 pieces of subassembly module and 41 jewels
Frequency: 28800 Oscillation/Hour
Twin mainspring barrel
72 hours power reserve
The tourbillion located at 6 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
The pearl located at 8 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
Automatic, self-winding mechanism(Bi-directional winding)

Dial
Mother-of-pearl dial
18K gold dragon
Ruby from Burmese as dragon’s eye
5mm Japan Akoya pearl
Blue luminous dauphine hands

Strap
Alligator strap

Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Grande Complication Bacchus

The single-piece edition Les Cabinotiers Grande Complication Bacchus combines Vacheron Constantin’s expertise in grand complication watches with its mastery of artistic crafts. This double-sided wristwatch comprises 16 complications, essentially astronomical and calendar-related, powered by Calibre 2755 GC16 with minute repeater and tourbillon. A technical feat housed in an 18K 5N gold case whose middle is sculpted in bas-relief. In tribute to the Roman god of vines and wine, this “Bacchus” watch finds another source of inspiration in Johannes Kepler, resulting in a captivating association between mythology and astronomy.

The 18K 5N pink gold case of this Les Cabinotiers timepiece features a decoration composed of vine leaves interspersed with bunches of ruby grapes. The engraver’s work is complemented by that of the gem-setter on the outside of the case in giving life to figurative motifs, making this watch a piece of fine craftsmanship.

Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Grande Complication Bacchus

The case decoration continues on the bezel and case-back with a hand engraving depicting vine leaves. The difficulty implied by this intaglio engraving lies in the absence of a border or contour line. Hollowed out across the entire width of the bezel, the garland thus stands alone thanks to the metronomic regularity of the motif. This latter aspect is picked up on the two fastening options – folding clasp and pin buckle.

To create the movement of this highly complicated watch, Vacheron Constantin’s watchmakers took the Tour de l’Île as a reference, a timepiece presented in 2005 as a tribute to 250 years of watchmaking expertise cultivated by the Geneva-based Manufacture. In the same spirit, the Les Cabinotiers – Bacchus timepiece combines 16 complications, making it one of the most complex watches produced by the Maison. Its manual winding Calibre 2755 GC16 is equipped with a tourbillon regulator to compensate for the effects of the earth’s gravity on the mechanism.

Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Grande Complication Bacchus

Featuring a cage shaped like Vacheron Constantin’s signature Maltese cross emblem, the tourbillon completes one full rotation per minute, thus serving as a small seconds indicator. This watch also incorporates a minute repeater chiming the hours, quarters and minutes on demand. To avoid unnecessary noise as well as wear and tear on the mechanism, the striking of the gongs is equipped with an ingenious centripetal flying strike regulator. This perfectly silent device regulates the duration of the musical sequences so as to obtain clear, distinct and regular sounds.

The calendar and astronomical functions play a starring role on both sides of the watch. On the front, where the mechanical ballet of the tourbillon can be admired at 6 o’clock, the perpetual calendar indications are displayed on three counters. Positioned in the upper part of the dial, they respectively show the date, day and month.

Designed to keep track of the Gregorian calendar’s vagaries without any need for adjustment until 2100, this horological complication is further enhanced by the indication of the leap-year cycle. The latter appears in a small aperture next to the hand indicating the torque of the minute repeater mechanism between 1 and 2 o’clock. This striking mechanism power reserve is matched by an indication of the movement power reserve, which can be read by means of a serpentine pointer coaxial with the day of the week hand.

Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Grande Complication Bacchus

The complex mechanics of this piece also provide an astronomical reading of time representing a tribute to Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), regarded as one of the founders of modern astronomy for having discovered the laws of planetary motion, in perfect agreement with Copernicus’ heliocentric hypotheses. The first astronomical functions thus appear on this same opaline champagne-coloured dial, starting with the equation of time positioned between 10 and 11 o’clock.

As the Earth’s path around the Sun is not circular but elliptical, and since the Earth’s axis is inclined at 24° to the plane of its orbit, the time between two zenith passages of the Sun is not the same throughout the year. This difference between the (true) solar day and the (average) 24-hour civil day ranges from -16 to +14 minutes depending on the time of year and coincides only four times a year. Called the equation of time, or time correction in astronomical language, this differential is displayed by a dedicated pointer, while sunrise and sunset times – adjusted according to a reference city – appear at the bottom of the dial.

The sidereal time display finds its place the back of the watch in the shape of a rotating disc depicting the celestial vault with its constellations observable from the Northern hemisphere. Taking a fixed star in the sky as a reference point, the time required for the Earth to complete a full 360° rotation, or sidereal day, is exactly 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds.

Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Grande Complication Bacchus

Since the Earth is both spinning on its axis and revolving around the Sun, it takes about four minutes less than a calendar day to return to its point of origin relative to a given star. On this model, the “celestial” disc thus performs a complete rotation according to sidereal time with the time displayed on the periphery, opposite the date appearing on the periphery of the mobile disc.

This same date is read off by a large central hand moving over the fixed outer flange bearing a scale graduated in five-day increments. This hand also indicates the sign of the zodiac, the season and the four dates corresponding to the solstices and equinoxes. Finally, the small central hand indicates the age of the moon.

Comprising 839 parts and measuring a total 33.90 mm in diameter and 12.15 mm thick, this extremely complex movement is endowed with a 58-hour power reserve. It displays all its functions in a perfectly legible manner on both sides. The balance oscillates at a rate of 18,000 vibrations per hour (2.5 Hz).

The 47 mm-diameter 18K 5N pink gold case has been specifically designed to provide the best possible sound quality for the minute repeater.

Technical details

Model: Les Cabinotiers Grande Complication Bacchus
Reference 9700C/000R-B755

Movement
Caliber 2755 GC16
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, manual-winding
33.90 mm diameter, 12.15 mm thick
Approximately 58 hours of power reserve
2.5Hz (18,000 vibrations/hour)
839 components
42 jewels
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Indications
Front side: Hours, minutes, small second at 6 o’clock on tourbillon carriage – Minute repeater – Tourbillon – Perpetual calendar (date, day of the week, month, leap year) – Power reserve indication – Equation of time – Sunrise time – Sunset time – Alarm torque indication
Back side: Sky chart – Age and phases of the moon – Sidereal hours and minutes – Seasons, zodiac signs

Crowns and pushers
Setting Hours and minutes adjustment: winding crown (2 positions)
Moon phase adjustment: correction push-piece on the case
Perpetual calendar adjustment: two correction push-pieces on the case
Sky chart adjustment: with crown and screwed-down push-piece

Case
18K 5N pink gold with bezel and back side hand-engraved with “vine leaves” and case band hand-engraved with “vine leaves” and gem-set with 113 rubies for a total weight of approximately 1.84 cts representing bunch of grapes
47 mm diameter, 19.10 mm thick

Dials (face & back side)
Champagne opaline dials
18K 5N pink gold applied hour-markers
18K 5N pink gold hands

Strap
Dark brown Mississippiensis alligator leather, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales
Buckle: 18K 5N pink gold folding clasp and buckle hand-engraved with a “vine leaves” pattern; Half Maltese cross-shaped

Box
Les Cabinotiers Prestige box

Accessories
Delivered with a corrector pen and a magnifying glass
A winder box

Edition
Single-piece edition
« Les Cabinotiers », « Pièce unique », « AC » hallmark engraved on caseback

Edox Delfin Mecano 60th Anniversary Limited Edition

Swiss watch brand Edox marks the 60th anniversary of its iconic Delfin series.

In 1961, Edox launched an exceptional diver’s watch with a patented double O-ring system and a reinforced, pressure-resistant case. Shock-proof and 200m water resistant, Delfin set a new benchmark in water-resistant timepieces.

Edox Delfin Mecano 60th Anniversary Limited Edition

Now Edox honours “The Water Champion’’ with the Delfin Mecano 60th Anniversary Limited Edition. The new anniversary edition not only goes deeper than the 1961 original (300m water-resistance this time); it also sports some impressive design features and technical improvements.

Edox Delfin Mecano 60th Anniversary Limited Edition

It boasts an open-worked dial with a distinct rotor design. The Super Luminova coated hands and indices allow reading off the time in low light. The watch houses a skeletonized self-winding movement made in Switzerland.

Edox Delfin Mecano 60th Anniversary Limited Edition

The Delfin Mecano 60th Anniversary Limited Edition watch is fitted with a stylish 12-sided bezel, a distinctive design that Edox first introduced into its watches in 1973. Each side of the bezel represents one-hour increments. The 43mm diameter stainless steel watch case is coated with black-grey PVD for a beautiful feel on the wrist.

Edox Delfin Mecano 60th Anniversary Limited Edition

Its transparent, fully screwed case back is protected by scratch-resistant anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The moveable lugs allow the wearer to adjust the fit precisely.

Edox Delfin Mecano 60th Anniversary Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: Edox Delfin Mecano 60th Anniversary
Reference: 85304 357GN NRN1

Movement
Caliber 85 (SW200 – Skeleton)

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 43mm
Thickness: 12.5mm
Screw-down crown
Transparent caseback
Sapphire crystal
Anti-reflective coating on both sides of the crystal
Water resistance: 300M / 30 ATM

Dial
Open-worked dial
Superluminova on hands and Indices

Availability
December 2021

Recommended Retail Price
€ 1’650

Louis Moinet MEMORIS YUCATAN

MEMORIS YUCATAN is inspired by the world’s first chronograph produced by Louis Moinet in 1816, inventor of the chronograph and of high frequency (Guinness World Records™).

This creation finds unique expression thanks to YUCATAN GREEN, an original colour that owes its vibrancy to a clever combination of sunburst satin-brushing, special-coloured varnish, as well as silvering to enhance its brilliance. It houses Calibre LM86, a spectacular and innovative self-winding mechanical movement, displaying the 147 elements of the chronograph function on the dial side.

Louis Moinet MEMORIS YUCATAN

Every detail of MEMORIS YUCATAN evokes sportiness, elegance and exclusivity based on a unique mechanism stemming from the most advanced research. The curved crystal of the MEMORIS YUCATAN reveals the spectacular and unprecedented design of the chronograph. The traditional mechanism has been entirely separated, with the chronograph device visible on the front and automatic winding on the back.

Unique to Louis Moinet, this vision enables the complexity of this measuring mechanism to be fully admired at each interaction: start, stop, reset. A single gentle press on the single pusher allows an amazing sight to unfold before your eyes. More than 500 components had to be developed in order to achieve this incomparable feat.

Louis Moinet MEMORIS YUCATAN

The curved YUCATAN GREEN dial endows it with energy and vitality. Modernism is at the forefront, highlighted by revisited hands, new typography and the introduction of hour-markers. The bright red chronograph hands ensure perfect legibility. The black plate adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif helps highlight the powerful chronograph mechanism.

The care devoted to the aerodynamic treatment of the MEMORIS YUCATAN’s design has extended to the use of strongly domed crystals on the front and back of the watch. These serve to refine the silhouette while guaranteeing maximum ergonomics.

Louis Moinet MEMORIS YUCATAN

This sporty chronograph is housed in a very light titanium case (only 31 grams), which makes it especially comfortable to wear.

The handmade alligator leather strap features unusual colour and finishing combinations, such as the clean-cut and waxed green edges along with seams in green thread. Its extra-matt rubberised finish combined with a green alligator leather lining adds an exuberant touch.

Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Aspen Snowmass Limited Edition

To mark the 75th Anniversary of Aspen Snowmass, Hublot, the Official Timekeeper of Aspen Snowmass, has launched a limited-edition commemorative timepiece.

Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Aspen Snowmass Limited Edition

The alpine-white skeletonized timepiece takes on the iconic Hublot Classic Fusion model. This limited edition of 25 pieces made of black ceramic with a white ceramic bezel features the Aspen tree leaf on the second hand and high shine brilliant titanium, a homage to the silver mining heritage of the Rockies and Aspen township. The limitation is stamped on the back of the timepiece along with the 75-year commemorative logo.

Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Aspen Snowmass Limited Edition

The Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Aspen Snowmass Limited Edition is available exclusively at Hublot boutiques America wide and available on HUBLOT’s eCommerce, priced at $18,800 USD.

Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Aspen Snowmass Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Aspen Snowmass Limited Edition
Reference: 525.CH.0121.VR.ASP21

Edition
Limited to 25 pieces

Case
Satin-finished and polished black ceramic
Diameter: 45
Thickness: 13.40mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM (50m)

Case back
Polished black ceramic engraved “SPECIAL EDITION 75th ANNIVERSARY” + “N°XX/25”
Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment + logo special ASPEN

Bezel
Satin-finished and polished white ceramic
Black composite resin lugs
Black PWD titanium, polished H screws

Dial
Sapphire dial with special logo ASP21
Polished rhodium-plated appliques
Polished rhodium-plated hands

Movement
Caliber Hublot HUB1155 self-winding chronograph movement
Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: Approx. 42 hours
No. of Components: 207
Jewels: 60

Strap
Black rubber and white calf with black stitching
Black PVD stainless steel deployant buckle clasp

Suggested retail price
$18,800 USD

HUBLOT Big Bang All Black Zermatt

Hublot pays tribute to the Matterhorn, one of the best-known mountains in the Alps, with a new Big Bang “All Black” collection.

The Matterhorn is the iconic emblem of Switzerland. The mountain’s faceted pyramidal form makes it instantly recognisable among the thousands of other Alpine peaks. It is one of the toughest climbs in the world, yet has become synonymous with Alpine family leisure pursuits.

HUBLOT Big Bang All Black Zermatt

Hublot has created two versions of the Big Bang All Black Zermatt. The men’s and women’s models are different yet complementary. They represent the two sides of a single identity, a single horological vision, like two faces of the same mountain.

The 44 mm men’s version is available in 100 individually numbered pieces. The micro-blasted black ceramic case houses the self-winding HUB4100 chronograph, which is visible through the sapphire case back. The Matterhorn’s identity is captured on the dial side: the small seconds hand at 9 o’clock sits atop a relief rendering in immaculate white. Its bold, striking contrast draws the eye to the centre of the anthracite grey sunray dial.

HUBLOT Big Bang All Black Zermatt

Faithful to the All Black aesthetic, the timepiece is dressed exclusively in black and grey tones: Anthracite applied indices, two broad hands imprinted with black luminescent material, black resin lugs and a black rubber strap with grey calf inserts and deployant buckle.

HUBLOT Big Bang All Black Zermatt

The 41 mm women’s version symbolises the opposite face, with the Matterhorn emblazoned at 3 o’clock. Available in just 50 individually numbered pieces, its bezel set with 36 black diamonds.

HUBLOT Big Bang All Black Zermatt

These also beautifully embody the All Black’s characteristic duality, harnessing the customary snow-white sparkle of the diamond and translating it into the deepest black for this ultra-contrasted version. The model features a self-winding chronograph calibre with a 42-hour power reserve and a date window at 4:30.

Technical details

Model: BIG BANG ALL BLACK ZERMATT

HUBLOT Big Bang All Black Zermatt

References
301. CX.7040.VR.ZTT21: Special Edition XXX/100
341. CX.7040.VR.1204.ZTT21: Special Edition XX/50

Reference 301.CX.7040.VR.ZTT21

Case
Black ceramic, micro-blasted
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 14.10 mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM (10m)

Case back
Black Ceramic, micro-blasted – engraved “ZERMATT EDITION” “XXX/100”
Sapphire glass with interior anti-reflective treatment + ZTT21 logo printed

Bezel
Black Ceramic micro-blasted

Dial
Grey sunray satin-finished, Satin-finished black-plated appliqués
Applique of the Matterhorn on the 9 o’clock counter

Movement
Caliber Hublot HUB4100
Self-winding movement, chronograph
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 hours
Number of components: 252
Jewels: 27

Strap
Black rubber and grey calf with grey stitching
Black-plated stainless steel deployant buckle clasp

Suggested retail price
16 900 CHF / 17 500 EUR / 17 800 USD / 14 700 GBP

Reference 341.CX.7040.VR.1204.ZTT21

HUBLOT Big Bang All Black Zermatt

Case
Satin finished black ceramic
Diameter: 41 mm
Thickness: 12.75 mm
Water Resistant: 10 ATM (10m)

Case back
Black Ceramic, micro-blasted – engraved “ZERMATT EDITION” “XX/50”
Sapphire glass with interior anti-reflective treatment + ZTT21 logo printed

Bezel
Polished black-plated, set with 36 black-diamonds for 1.80cts

Dial
Grey sunray satin-finished, set with 8 black diamonds for 0.14cts
Satin-finished black-plated appliques
Applique of the Matterhorn on the 3 o’clock counter

Movement
Caliber Hublot HUB4300
Self-winding movement, chronograph
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 hours
Number of components: 278
Jewels: 37

Strap
Black rubber and grey calf with grey stitching
Black-plated stainless steel deployant buckle clasp

Suggested retail price
21 700 CHF / 22 500 EUR / 22 800 USD / 18 900 GBP

RESERVOIR Hydrosphere “The Greg Lecoeur Edition”

This special edition timepiece was created in collaboration with the famous marine photographer Greg Lecoeur.

RESERVOIR Hydrosphere “The Greg Lecoeur Edition”

This massive 45mm diameter watch in bronze houses a customized self-winding movement that drives retrograde minutes, jumping hour and power reserve indications. Greg Lecoeur has selected the Hydrosphere Bronze diving watch model, and chosen a blue sunray dial to best reflect the seabed.

RESERVOIR Hydrosphere “The Greg Lecoeur Edition”

Water resistant to 250 meters, this diving watch features unidirectional rotating bezel in ceramic, helium valve, sapphire crystal glass, screw-down crown and stainless steel case back.

RESERVOIR Hydrosphere “The Greg Lecoeur Edition”

The Greg Lecoeur Edition also won the best diving watch award, awarded by the Middle East Watch & Jewellery Show, Edition 2021.

RESERVOIR Hydrosphere “The Greg Lecoeur Edition”

Technical details

45mm, bronze case with satin finish
Bronze dial with sundial finish, white index, magnifier on the jumping hour window
Self-winding mechanical movement, 37 hours power reserve
Complications: retrograde minutes, jumping hour, power reserve
Patented proprietary 124-pieces module on ETA 2824-2 caliber
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Unidirectional, ceramic rotating bezel with double scale for reading the time at different diving depths before and after the retrograde minute hand’s return
Helium valve
Stainless steel screwed back
Screw-down crown
Water resistance: 250 meters
Black rubber strap screwed onto the body
Additional blue NATO strap provided, mounted on bronze stirrups
Price: 4,850 Euros TTC

RAYMOND WEIL NOEMIA 5132

RAYMOND WEIL presents a luxurious variation of its emblematic noemia watch.

Named after the Maison’s founder granddaughter, the noemia collection celebrates the RAYMOND WEIL family by creating exclusively feminine pieces.

RAYMOND WEIL NOEMIA 5132

The NOEMIA watch is now available in a steel version with an accented jewellery character. Made with the Swiss precision for which the company is renowned, it is adorned with 47 diamonds and its delicate curves form a voluptuous caress of the wrist.

With its two glittering cascades of 18 diamonds set asymmetrically on the 32 mm case, the jewelled decoration has moved out of its usual context. The dial captures the eye with its depth giving an unprecedented effect of grandeur.

RAYMOND WEIL NOEMIA 5132

The sober combination of nature and gradation results from the precious guilloché work creating an incomparable effect of light, texture, brilliance and elegance. The dial is adorned with 11 diamond indices and a Roman XII, as a reference to the collection’s previous models.

The dazzling case, the pure dial and the delight of the polished and satin-finished steel bracelet are hallmarks of an authentic piece of jewellery. The model is available in two dial variations: green and grey.

Technical details

Model: NOEMIA

References
5132-S1S-52181
5132-S1S-60181

Movement
Quartz

Case
Round – Polished stainless steel set with 36 diamonds
Diameter: 32mm
Thickness: 7.58mm
Crown: With lacquer
Crystal: Sapphire
Case back: Screwed
Water resistance: 50 m, 165 ft, 5 atm

Dial
5132-S1S-52181: Green, with Roman numerals and set with 11 diamonds
5132-S1S-60181: Grey, with Roman numerals and set with 11 diamonds

Hands
Nickel plated

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet
Stainless steel folding clasp with double push-security system

De Bethune DB25 Perpetual Calendar, reference DB25QPATIS4

During Dubai Watch Week 2021, De Bethune launched a new DB25QP Perpetual Calendar watch with a green guilloche dial and a new titanium case featuring integrated lugs.

The De Bethune perpetual calendar is tinged with poetry and combines the finesse of watchmaking with the precision mechanics of the Manufacture by bringing together moon phase, starry sky and perpetual calendar in an exceptional timepiece. Inspired by the drum, the round case with a diameter of 44 mm, with its fine and resolutely classic lines, is subtly enhanced by the hollowed-out horns characteristic of the DB25 collection.

De Bethune DB25 Perpetual Calendar, reference DB25QPATIS4

The finesse of the decorations and the purity of the green hand-guilloche dial, radiating in 12 sectors, underline the legibility of the dial, which is built up by the assembly of ring-shaped appliques delimiting the sub-dials and the hour circle. At 12 o’clock, a sphere in palladium and black oxidized zirconium sits in a sky set with gold stars, also incorporating a leap year indicator in a gold pastille in the starry sky at 12 o’clock. The date can be read on a dial located at 6 o’clock, while the windows indicating the day of the week and the month are located at 9 and 3 o’clock respectively.

De Bethune DB25 Perpetual Calendar, reference DB25QPATIS4

The round case of the new DB25QP retains the harmonious lines that contributed to the success of the original DB25QP but is offered for the first time in titanium. This further enhances the practicality and comfort of this timepiece.

Developed in the Manufacture’s Haute Horlogerie workshops in Sainte Croix in the Swiss Jura, the automatic DB2324 caliber benefits from De Bethune’s research and technology know how. It incorporates a perpetual calendar, a spherical moon indicating the moon phases with a precision of 1 day/122 years, a self-regulating double barrel, a triple pare-chute system and a titanium/grey gold balance.

De Bethune DB25 Perpetual Calendar, reference DB25QPATIS4

A sapphire caseback allows one to admire the complexity of the movement as well as the refinement of its finishing: ¾ platinum bridge with star decoration, sandblasted and hand-colored, blued titanium balance bridge and oscillating weight arm, hand-colored white gold weight, hand-beveled and mirror-polished steels.

De Bethune DB25 Perpetual Calendar, reference DB25QPATIS4

This new perpetual calendar comes with a green textile strap with a polished titanium buckle and pin. A second leather strap accompanies it. A perfect illustration of the technical and aesthetic know-how of the Manufacture, this new reference DB25QPATIS4 is destined to replace all the DB25QPs previously presented in the current De Bethune collection.

Technical details


Girard-Perregaux La Esmeralda Tourbillon “A Secret” Eternity Edition

La Esmeralda is the famous prize-winning pocket watch made for the ‘Exposition Universelle’ in 1889. As the Girard-Perregaux Manufacture celebrates its 230th anniversary, it has revisited its iconic timepiece of 1889 and created a wristwatch that celebrates the Maison’s incredible fine watchmaking heritage and know-how.

In 1860, Constant Girard created a tourbillon chronometer equipped with three nickel silver bridges. Later, in 1867, Constant entered the Observatoire of Neuchâtel competition where his watch won first prize, setting a record that remained unchallenged for many years. Again, in 1867, the same watch won a medal at the Exposition Universelle, Paris.

Girard-Perregaux La Esmeralda Tourbillon "A Secret" Eternity Edition

What differentiated Constant’s work from that of his peers was that he didn’t restrict his efforts to technical details alone but also expended much effort refining the architecture of his movements. In particular, the famous three bridges he employed on his watches were not merely functional, but also designed to be visible and attractive. Over time, the design of the arrow-shaped bridges became increasingly stylised, encompassing numerous facets. Furthermore, the three bridges were ennobled, transitioning from the nickel silver found on the early pocket watches to the now famous golden bridges.

Constant would visit Paris again in 1889, entering another pocket watch for the ‘Exposition Universelle’. The renowned watchmaker unveiled the Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges, a pocket watch housed in a sumptuous pink gold case, measuring 56mm in diameter and fitted with a detent escapement.

The case was elaborately engraved by Fritz Kundert, an acclaimed artisan based in the ‘Neuchâtel Mountains.’ In September 1889, the watch received a diploma and gold medal at ‘Exposition Universelle’. After the event, a famous watch and jewellery retailer, Hauser, Ziwy & Co, which operated ‘La Esmeralda’ stores in Paris and Mexico, was tasked with selling the prize-winning watch.

La Esmeralda
La Esmeralda

The watch, ultimately called ‘La Esmeralda’, was sold to Porfirio Diaz, then president of Mexico (1830-1915). In 1970, a descendent of the president offered the Manufacture the opportunity to purchase the watch and it now forms part of the Maison’s museum collection.

While La Esmeralda was a highly precise pocket watch, its charms were not merely restricted to its engraved case and golden bridges. For instance, it was fitted with a sumptuous white grand feu enamel dial.

Moreover, Poire Stuart hour and minute hands, featuring a filigreed design, contributed to the watch’s elegant mien. Finally, the savonette case, incorporating a hinged dust cover, was beautifully engraved with three horses. However, despite having extensive archives, Girard-Perregaux can find no record regarding the significance of said horses. Indeed, the horses have now become known as the ‘equine mystery’.

This year, as Girard-Perregaux celebrates its 230th anniversary, the Manufacture has created La Esmeralda Tourbillon “A Secret” Eternity Edition, a wristwatch employing the Maison’s legendary watchmaking know-how as well as encompassing an array of artistic crafts, executed to an exceptional standard.

Girard-Perregaux La Esmeralda Tourbillon "A Secret" Eternity Edition

Unveiled during the Dubai Watch Week in 2021, this latest creation re-interprets the design of the legendary 1889 ‘La Esmeralda’ pocket watch and references many of its extraordinary refinements.

Three gold bridges span the dial, similar to those fitted to La Esmeralda of 1889. However, on this latest model, Girard-Perregaux has once again made the invisible visible by bringing the horses engraved on the back case of the original pocket watch up to centre stage of this new timepiece. Indeed, two hand-engraved galloping horses form the right and left ends of the barrel bridge and tourbillon bridge.

Each bridge is painstakingly finished and features concave bevelling, mirror-polishing, flanks with horizontal ‘traits-tirés’ and rounded off arms. It requires 40 hours to finish all three bridges, while the additional engraving found on the barrel bridge and tourbillon takes an extra 50 hours to complete.

While the La Esmeralda Tourbillon “A Secret” Eternity Edition celebrates the Manufacture’s history and upholds many of its historical techniques, it also incorporates cutting-edge technology. For example, the elaborately formed mainplate is made using a CNC-machine and produced to infinitesimal tolerances unimaginable back in the 19th century. However, once milled, the mainplate is finished to the exacting standards befitting the term ‘Haute Horlogerie’. This is just one example of how Girard-Perregaux has repeatedly juxtaposed modern-day know-how with traditional expertise.

The mainplate (caseback side) is embellished with a new form of finishing, an industry first exclusive to Girard-Perregaux. Where some high-end watches feature a bevelled edge, presented at 45°, spanning the surface and the flank, this model encompasses concave bevelling. This involves creating a curved recess between the surface and flank, catching light wonderfully and transitioning from one shade to another.

As its name implies, the watch is fitted with a secret cover. By pressing the crown pusher, the secret cover opens, revealing the self-winding movement, the Calibre GP09600-1506. Beneath the secret cover, the mainplate is fitted with a motion-work bridge and marking plate. Both are made from pink gold and incorporate traits-tirés and hand-polished angles, thereby emulating the shape of the famous Gold Bridges. The motion-work bridge is marked ‘secret’. The inside of the hinged secret cover is hand-engraved with various inscriptions, albeit these can be personalised on request.

Both the barrel and the mainplate (dial side) are enlivened with various guilloché patterns, performed using a traditional rose-engine lathe, operated by a time-served artisan.

The dauphine-type hour and minute hands are formed of pink gold and circumnavigate an intricate and beautifully appointed dial. Beyond its three iconic bridges and the aforementioned guilloché dial, the watch is endowed with several additional delights for the delectation of purists.

The central area of the dial and mainplate is recessed, accommodating the barrel, centre wheel and tourbillon cage. A rhodium plated barrel sits in the upper portion of the dial and features golden engraved text. This detail recalls the text found on the barrel of the original La Esmeralda, declaring the model’s patented status. A white gold micro-rotor sits beneath the barrel, out of sight, energising the mainspring with minimal user input.

A tourbillon cage is positioned in the lower portion of the dial. Made using state-of-the art technology, the lyre-shaped cage, comprised of 78 components, weighs just 0.3g. This low mass helps mitigate power-consumption, contributing to the model’s power-reserve of at least 50 hours. A blued steel hand is affixed to the tourbillon cage and serves as a small seconds display.

Girard-Perregaux La Esmeralda Tourbillon A Secret Eternity Edition 3

The pink gold case is totally hand-engraved, honouring the skilful work of Fritz Kundert, the artisan tasked with engraving La Esmeralda in the 19th century, as well as the dedication and skill of the modern-day artisans of La Chaux-de-Fonds. The bezel, caseband, lugs and buckle are engraved with a delicate leaf motif. The outerpart of the cover is adorned with a fluted pattern. Additional engraving graces both the inside and exterior of the secret cover.

La Esmeralda Tourbillon “A Secret” Eternity Edition is introduced as part of the Eternity Edition series, paying homage the eternal beauty of enamel. This contemporary Interpretation has taken use this métier d’art one step further than Its historical forebearer, extending the enamelling onto the outer case sides and lugs – all of which has been executed in-house.

To the rear of the watch, the back of the blue enamelled secret cover features three horses, again inspired by the original La Esmeralda and adorned with a sunray guilloché decoration and blue grand feu enamel. The horses return, but their origin remains an enigma or, as they say at the Manufacture, ‘an equine mystery’.

La Esmeralda Tourbillon “A Secret” Eternity Edition will be offered in seven different colourways, each produced on request for a maximum of eighteen pieces per colour. It is available worldwide through all authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers.

Technical details

Girard-Perregaux La Esmeralda Tourbillon "A Secret" Eternity Edition

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition

The Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition is a brand new watch model endowed with a sublime in-house grand feu enamel dial.

In 1969, Girard-Perregaux unveiled the Deep Diver, a watch intended for subaquatic use. Its cushion-shaped case was designed accordingly, but its curvaceous form also delivered a high quotient of eye-appeal. Most notable of all was the model’s unique bezel design with 14 facets.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition

Later in the mid-1970s, the Manufacture launched its steel sports watch Laureato. It featured a fully integrated bracelet and was initially supplied with a quartz movement. Interestingly, the design cleverly played with contrasting shapes. For example, a round dial was framed with an octagonal bezel which sat atop a circular plinth above a tonneau shaped case. The Laureato also introduced a new bezel design featuring eight facets rather than 14.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition

Over the years, the Laureato has evolved, embracing mechanical movements, different materials and a variety of complications. During Dubai Watch Week in 2021, the Manufacture unveiled a new version of the iconic watch, the Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition.

The composition of this model respects the lasting appeal of the original Laureato design of 1975, but augments its enduring looks with a grand feu enamel dial. This glossy epidermis will never fade with the onset of years and will retain its showroom-fresh appearance indefinitely. The grand feu enamel dials are made in the company’s in-house facility.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition

Furthermore, Girard-Perregaux has enlivened the surface of the dial with a guilloché sunray motif. This pattern is visible through the translucent enamel surface, heightening the splendour of the dial’s surface. Prospective wearers are indulged with a choice of blue or green dial options.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition

While the dial epidermis may be very distinctive, other dial elements are reassuringly familiar. Rhodium-plated baton-type hands convey the hours and minutes.

The brand’s initials are positioned at 12 o’clock and, along with the hour markers, are applied to the dial’s surface. The slender central sweep seconds hand features a counterweight emulating the profile of a Girard-Perregaux Gold Bridge. It also spotlights a date display at 3 o’clock with white numerals positioned upon a coloured disc, matching the hue of the main dial.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition

Upholding the DNA of the 1975 original, the Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition features an integrated bracelet. Each link is presented in polished or satin finished form, conferring a masterful interplay that has always been highly prized by watch aficionados. This marriage of contrasting finishes also extends to the case and bezel, bestowing a sumptuous feel to the composition.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition

The GP01800 calibre is made at the company’s production facility in La Chaux-de-Fonds. The self-winding movement features a pink gold oscillating weight adorned with circular Côtes de Genève motif. Additional movement refinements include straight Côtes de Genève on the bridges, bevelling, mirror-polished screws, circular graining on the main plate and engraved gilded text, all executed to the company’s no-compromise standards.

The Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition is available in two variants, blue and green. Each option is limited to 188 pieces.

Technical details

GP Laureato Eternity Edition

Blancpain Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar “Year Of The Tiger” Limited Edition

Swiss luxury watch brand Blancpain celebrates the 2022 Lunar New Year by unveiling a new version of its Traditional Chinese Calendar. Crafted in platinum and issued in a 50-piece limited edition, this watch presents the indications of the lunisolar calendar on a white grand feu enamel dial. The zodiac sign of the year, the tiger, is highlighted on the back of the timepiece.

A complication exclusively developed by Blancpain, the Traditional Chinese Calendar is based on fundamental principles established for millennia and profoundly rooted in Chinese tradition.

Blancpain Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar “Year Of The Tiger” Limited Edition

On its dial, the hours, minutes and the Gregorian calendar rub shoulders with the main indications of the Chinese calendar: traditional double-hours, day, month with indication of leap months, signs of the zodiac, as well as the five elements and the ten celestial stems. The moon phases, defining traditional Chinese months and a key element in all Blancpain complete calendars, are also presented.

To mark the transition to the year of the tiger 2022 (1 February 2022 to 21 January 2023), Blancpain has created a new edition of this emblematic timepiece: a model in platinum with a white grand feu enamel dial whose oscillating weight is engraved with the Chinese zodiac sign of the year, the tiger.

Blancpain Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar “Year Of The Tiger” Limited Edition

Faithful to the aesthetic signature elements of the Villeret collection, the refined 45 mm double-stepped case is equipped with under-lug correctors enabling easy function adjustments. It frames a display revealing Blancpain’s artisanal savoir faire. Whilst the chapter ring is composed of gold appliques, the other indications are enamel painted.

Blancpain Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar “Year Of The Tiger” Limited Edition

The main hands shaped like slightly hollowed leaves are associated with a blued serpentine hand sweeping over the Gregorian date numerals, a shape that is reminiscent of the 18th century watchmaking tradition. The Traditional Chinese Calendar model is driven by the self-winding 3638 movement.

Technical details

Model: Blancpain Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar “Year Of The Tiger” Limited Edition
Ref. 00888J-3431-55B

Case
Platinum case
Case thickness: 15.00 mm
Case diameter: 45.00 mm
Sapphire crystal glass and case back
Crown set with a Madagascar ruby
Water resistance: 3 bar
Lug width: 23.00 mm

Functions
Traditional Chinese Calendar [double-hour indication, signs of the zodiac, date and month of the Chinese calendar. Indication of the five elements, the celestial stems and the leap months]
Gregorian calendar
Moon phases
Under-lug correctors

Movement
Calibre 3638
Self-winding movement
Oscillating weight set with a Madagascar ruby
Thickness: 8.30 mm
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Power reserve: 168 hours
Jewels: 39
Number of components: 464

Edition
Limited edition of 50 pieces
Available in Blancpain Boutiques only

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Eternity Edition

Celebrating the 230th anniversary this year, Girard-Perregaux presents the Cat’s Eye Eternity Edition watch featuring a grand feu enamel dial.

In 1889, Girard-Perregaux received a gold medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition for its Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges. While previous pocket watches featured three parallel nickel silver bridges, this model was endowed with a triumvirate of exquisitely shaped gold plates. Each bridge was arrow-shaped, a design patented a few years earlier in the United States of America (1884). While the bridges had a functional purpose, the Maison also made them an aesthetic element. This combination of functionality and style would become a fundamental pillar of the Girard-Perregaux brand.

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Eternity Edition

After the unveiling of the Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges, Girard-Perregaux produced numerous round watches, however, it would also go on to play with a multitude of shapes beyond the ubiquitous circular form. Indeed, the inaugural version of the Laureato (1975) featured a round dial framed with an octagonal bezel which sat atop a circular plinth above a tonneau shape case.

In 2004, the Manufacture released a new creation, the Cat’s Eye collection. Housed in a distinctive oval-shaped case, the model upheld the Maison’s predilection for non-standard forms. Designed from the outset to be a feminine creation, the watch won the Ladies prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG).

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Eternity Edition

Close examination of the case reveals a gracefully arcing lugs and a cambered sapphire crystal. The numerous curves coax light, imbuing some contours with a brilliant glow while leaving other areas in darkness, quiet and reflective.

Over the years, Girard-Perregaux has produced several variants of the Cat’s Eye, some featuring complications, most adorned with gems, but all housed in an exquisite oval case. Now, the Manufacture unveils the Cat’s Eye Eternity Edition. Its name makes reference to the grand feu enamel dial and its capacity to retain a showroom-fresh appearance forever. No fading or cracking, just an extraordinary beauty that never fades. The grand feu enamel dials are made in the company’s in-house facility.

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Eternity Edition

The oval dial is adorned with a guilloché sunray motif that is visible through the blue translucent enamel surface, heightening the splendour of the dial’s surface.

Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands enunciate the time with notable grace. The brand’s initials are positioned at 12 o’clock and, along with the four hour markers, are applied to the dial’s surface while the others are decals. Purists will note the date display at 3 o’clock features white numerals positioned upon a coloured disc, matching the hue of the main dial as horological etiquette dictates.

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Eternity Edition

Housed in a steel case, set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds (∼0.85 ct), this latest model measures 35.40 x 30.40mm. The height of the case is a modest 9.10mm, ensuring the watch sits close to the wrist without projecting unduly.

Since the outset, the Cat’s Eye has always combined feminine design with mechanical finesse and, this latest version, the Cat’s Eye Eternity Edition, proves no exception. The self-winding movement, the GP03300-1739 calibre, is made at the company’s production facility in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Eternity Edition

It features a flower-shaped oscillating weight which is made from pink gold and is beautifully appointed with fine decorative finishes. Additional movement refinements include straight Côtes de Genève on the bridges, bevelling, blued screws, circular graining on the main plate and engraved gilded text, all executed to the company’s exalted standards.

The Cat’s Eye Eternity Edition is limited to 88 pieces. It will be sold exclusively by Seddiqi during December 2021. Thereafter, the model will be available in all authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers and on the brand’s e-commerce site.

Technical details

Tockr “The Wheel of Time” Watch

American watch brand Tockr presents a new, limited series of “The Wheel of Time” inspired wristwatches. With their luminous, serpentine watch dials, the new unisex Tockr “The Wheel of Time” models (ref. WOT1.1) channel the mystery and magic of the new fantasy series from Prime Video and Sony Pictures Television, available to stream now on Prime Video.

For centuries, the circular ouroboros serpent motif has signified the powerful, eternal nature of time, alchemy, and rebirth. In the universe of “The Wheel of Time,” this “Great Serpent” is also the favored icon of the revered and reviled Aes Sedai, those seemingly immortal wielders of The One Power.

Tockr “The Wheel of Time” Watch

Tockr chose a great serpent as the key focal point of the brand’s first “The Wheel of Time” watch collaboration. In daytime, glowing serpentine creature emerges from the depths of each dark black dial, illuminated in a blaze of bright white, Grade X1 Swiss Super-LumiNova®. By night, the largest serpent appears in a mystical, glowing blue reminiscent of Moiraine’s chosen ajah.

Tockr “The Wheel of Time” Watch

A 42 mm stainless steel case frames this otherworldly vision, with the largest serpent ringing the stainless-steel bezel, repeating in an ever-smaller concentric pattern that reinforces the concept of eternity and the cyclical nature of time. Ultimately, the eye is drawn to the dial center where the silver-tone hours, minutes, and seconds hands are anchored alongside the Tockr logo. The watch is powered by a high-grade Swiss quartz movement.

Tockr “The Wheel of Time” Watch

The solid case back bears a richly detailed engraving of “The Wheel of Time” logo and a unique serial number engraving. A textured black silicone strap subtly mimics the serpent’s scales and adds a dramatic finishing touch, complete with a stainless-steel pin buckle engraved with the Tockr logo. Each wristwatch will come delivered in a custom “The Wheel of Time” branded leather pouch.

This new numbered, limited Tockr “The Wheel of Time” series watches are available for pre-order ($449 USD each) exclusively at Tockr.com, shipping worldwide, with delivery in early 2022.

SEVENFRIDAY T2/04

SEVENFRIDAY’s new T2/04 evokes the Art Deco design, which has been characterized by bold geometric shapes.

That boldness starts underneath the T-ART’s special grey semi-transparent dial made of eyewear lens material. The skeletonized elements have been under laid in distinctive patterns giving an unmistakable architectural structure.

SEVENFRIDAY T2/04

But the Art Deco style is carried further throughout the five-layered dial. The bevelled inner circle in brushed galvanic gold features typical numerals of the period, whilst the outer plate in hard sandblasted gun metal is stamped in all corners with recognizable Roaring Twenties’ shapes.

SEVENFRIDAY T2/04

The stainless-steel case carries the sobriety of the era with a fine sandblasted Gun metal PVD animation ring and a sunray brushed Gold PVD with blue Berlac highlights bezel.

SEVENFRIDAY T2/04

 

Like all SEVENFRIDAY watches, the T2/04 comes with NFC chip for authentication and three-year warranty registration using the proprietary App. Fitted with a K1 hardened mineral glass, the watch offers 3ATM water resistance.

Technical details

Case
Stainless steel (316L) case in fine sandblasted Gun metal PVD
Stainless steel (316L) bezel in sunray brushed golden PVD
Grooved line refilled with blue Berlac lacquer
Finishing switching between polished, brushed and sandblasted
Specific multi lines engravings on the case wall, including SEVENFRIDAY logo at 9H side
Gold PVD crown, engraved «7F» signature, refilled with blue lacquer coating• Five layers construction
Gradient grey semi-transparent CR39 eyewear lens, printing relief in pale grey, blue and gold colors
Case dimensions: 45×45.6mm (HxW)
Case thickness: 13.05mm
Crown diameter: 7.5mm
K1 hardened mineral crystal glass
3ATM water resistance

Movement
Automatic Skeleton TMI (Seiko) NH70
40 hours power reserve

Dial
Skeletonized dial under layer inspired by typical Art Déco geometrical pattern
Circular brushed gun metal intermediate ring, cut out indexes from 2 to 10h, SEVENFRIDAY logo in relief printing
Double layer dial ring, beveled inner circle in brushed galvanic gold with 1920/30’s style numbers and tracks
Outer plate in hard sandblasted gun metal finishing, stamped Art Déco pattern at the four corners
White luminous painting on hour and minute hands

Strap
Premium quality brown genuine Calf skin leather, tone on tone stitching
Strap width: 26 to 22mm

Special features
Watch in connection with the SEVENFRIDAY App (iOS & Android), thanks to an NFC chip embedded in the caseback, allowing secured authentication and registration

Recommended retail price
CHF 930 (ex. VAT)/ USD 975 (ex. VAT)/ EUR 865 (ex. VAT)

Seiko Prospex 1968 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation Save the Ocean Limited Edition

In 1965, Seiko introduced its and Japan’s, first diver’s watch. With water resistance to 150m and an automatic movement, it proved its high quality and reliability when worn by members of the 8th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition in 1966. Thanks to the positive reaction of the members of the expedition on their return, Seiko’s diver’s watches were chosen by the same research team between the years 1966 and 1969, during which time the landmark Seiko diver’s watch with 300m water resistance and a 10-beat automatic movement was created, in 1968.

Now, Seiko expands its Prospex collection with a new interpretation of the 1968 diver’s watch that is even better equipped to meet the challenge of the most extreme conditions on earth. This watch, with its advanced specifications, will be worn by members of the 63rd Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition’s mission to Antarctica.

The case, bezel and crown are all made of Seiko’s Ever-Brilliant Steel, which is more corrosion resistant than the regularly used stainless steel. To further ensure the watch’s durability, the crown is not screwed directly into the case but locked into a separate component that is built into the case and so can be more easily replaced.

Seiko Prospex 1968 Diver's Modern Re-interpretation Save the Ocean Limited Edition

The watch is powered by Caliber 8L35 which was developed especially for diver’s watches. Hand-assembled by the craftsmen and women at the Shizukuishi Watch Studio in northern Japan, this automatic movement is accurate and rigid. It has a power reserve of 50 hours.

The patterned dial captures the feeling of the Antarctic landscape while the subtle gradation of the blue from light to dark echoes the beautiful colors of the polar ice. The bezel also evokes the uniqueness of this frozen landscape with its ice-blue numerals and markers. All twelve-hour markers have a generous coating of Lumibrite, as do the hands, and the crystal is a dual-curved sapphire with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface to ensure high legibility from every angle.

The design and texture of the watch strap pay homage to the 1968 original but it is now produced in silicone for greater strength and comfort. The watch is also offered with a fabric strap which incorporates a traditional braiding technique from Japan called Seichu.

This new watch joins the Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean series in support of several different marine conservation initiatives, one of which involves contributions to the National Institute of Polar Research, which is based in Tokyo. As part of this program, Seiko recently donated watches to the 63rd Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE) team.

This new Prospex diver’s watch will be available as a limited edition of 1,300 at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retail partners worldwide in January 2022.

Technical details

Model: Seiko Prospex 1968 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation Save the Ocean Limited Edition
Reference SLA055

Movement
Caliber 8L35
Driving system: Automatic
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: 50 hours
Number of jewels: 26

Case and dial
Ever-Brilliant Steel case and bezel
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface
Screw case back. Screw-down crown
LumiBrite on hands and indexes
Water resistance: 200m diver’s
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 42.6mm, Thickness: 13.1mm

Strap
Silicone strap with additional fabric strap included

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €4,600

Edition
Limited edition of 1,300 pieces

Timex Giorgio Galli S1 38 Automatic

Timex has expanded its Giorgio Galli S1 collection by launching the new Giorgio Galli S1 38 Automatic watch.

Timex Giorgio Galli S1 38 Automatic

The Giorgio Galli series is named after Timex Group’s Design Director. The Giorgio Galli S1 Automatic was introduced in 2019. It is a 41mm wristwatch with a Metal-Injection Molded 316l stainless steel case, MIYOTA 9039 movement and a domed K1 mineral crystal glass. Now, Timex welcomes a 38mm version to this collection.

Inspired from Giorgio’s love of photography, this refined and undeniably elegant wristwatch features a stainless steel case with brushed/polished finish and a double-domed sapphire crystal glass. The distinct case design of each Giorgio Galli S1 Automatic watch is composed of four separate parts. It spotlights lateral cut-outs.

Timex Giorgio Galli S1 38 Automatic

This timepiece spotlights a gently domed dial featuring applied indexes, centre seconds hand and Super-LumiNova filled hour and minute hands.

Timex Giorgio Galli S1 38 Automatic

Three dial versions are available: Inverness Green, Atlantic Blue and Iceland Stone Grey. Finished with sunburst pattern, The dial also features a synthetic red sapphire stone above the 6H hour marker.

Timex Giorgio Galli S1 38 Automatic

It houses a Miyota 9039 automatic movement with a custom oscillating weight. It has a power reserve up to 42 hours. Through the transparent case back, you can admire this 24 jewel self-winding caliber.

Timex Giorgio Galli S1 38 Automatic

Thickness of the case is 11mm and the lug width is 18mm. It is worn on a NBR strap. The Giorgio Galli S1 38 Automatic watch is available at a retail price of £425.

Timex Giorgio Galli S1 38 Automatic

Technical details

Case
Skeleton 38 mm Metal Injected Molded (MIM)
Stainless Steel 316 L
Double curved sapphire crystal with triple-layer antiglare coating
Exhibition case back
Water resistant 50 Meters

Dial
Curved dial with applied indexes
Applied synthetic Sapphire stone
Hands with Super-LumiNova infill

Movement
Caliber Miyota 9039
11 ¼ ligne (25.4 mm)
24 Jewels
Vibration frequency 4Hz
Hacking second function
Accuracy: -10/+30 seconds per day
Power reserve: 42 hours
Exclusive custom designed rotor

Strap
NBR, Highly durable synthetic rubber material
Quick release custom made spring bar
Rivet keeper (Registered design)
Solid 316 L stainless steel buckle

Louis Moinet MEMORIS VESUVIO

MEMORIS VESUVIO is a contemporary chronograph inspired by the world’s first chronograph produced in 1816 by Louis Moinet, inventor of the chronograph and of high frequency (Guinness World Records).

Every detail of the MEMORIS VESUVIO evokes sportiness, elegance and exclusivity based on a unique mechanism stemming from state-of-the-art research. The curved crystal of the MEMORIS VESUVIO reveals the spectacular and original design of the chronograph. The traditional mechanism has been completely separated, with the chronograph function revealed on the front and the automatic winding system through the back.

Louis Moinet MEMORIS VESUVIO

Made of Grade 5 Titanium, this 46mm watch also symbolizes dynamism and modernity. The domed lemon-yellow dial strikes a vivid contrast with the bright red hands ensuring perfect legibility. The black baseplate adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif helps highlight the powerful chronograph mechanism.

The care devoted to the aerodynamic treatment of the lines of the MEMORIS VESUVIO even extends to the use of strongly convex crystals on both the front and back of the watch. These serve to ensure a trim outline while guaranteeing maximum ergonomics.

Louis Moinet MEMORIS VESUVIO

Comprising of 302 parts, the LM 86 automatic calibre beats at the rate of 4Hz. It has 34 jewels and provides a power reserve of 48 hours.

This sporty-natured chronograph features an extremely light titanium case (only 31 grams), which makes it especially comfortable to wear.

The ambience of the handmade alligator leather strap is dominated by novel colour combinations and details conducive to comfort on the wrist, such as the reworked flexibility and genuine alligator leather lining. Combined with a rubberised finish, the clean-cut dyed edges add a distinctively vibrant touch. Strap width is 24mm. It comes with a folding clasp.

The watch is water resistant to 50 meters.

Ressence Type 1 MP2 Limited Edition in Collaboration with Mr. Porter

To mark its 10th anniversary, Mr. Porter has collaborated with 10 luxury watch brands to design a unique collection. Ressence has developed the Type 1 MP2 featuring instantly recognisable multi-dimensional and continually revolving dial, combined with a mat green dial in a Grade 5 Titanium case.

Ressence Type 1 MP2 Limited Edition in Collaboration with Mr. Porter

The 10th hour marker, the 60 seconds marker, and the weekend indicator share a distinctive green, further refining the watch’s design. Limited to 10 pieces, this timepiece is exclusively available at Mr. Porter with a retail price of about £18,995. It comes with a green rubber strap.

Ressence Type 1 MP2 Limited Edition in Collaboration with Mr. Porter

Technical details

Model: Type 1 Slim Limited Edition Automatic 42mm Titanium MR PORTER Edition
Reference: TYPE1 MRP

Movement
Patented ROCS 1 module driven by the minute axle of a customised 2824/2 base movement with 36-hour power reserve
40 jewels, 27 gears, 28,800 Vph

Functions
Hour, minute, second and day of the week
Display by discs

Dial
Green dial
Rhodium-tipped white hands, light-grey, green and white Super-LumiNova® markers

Case
Titanium grade 5 case
Sapphire glass crystal
Engraved case back with recessed lever for time and date adjustments
Case diameter: 42mm; case thickness: 11mm
Water resistance: 1 bar

Strap
Buckle-fastening green rubber strap

Edition
Limited to 10 pieces

Suggested retail price
£18,995

Christie’s Watches Department achieves total sales of US$ 205 million in 2021

In 2021, Christie’s Watches Department achieved just over US$ 205m (2020: US$ 80m, 2019 US$ 130m) from auctions: 7 live and 13 online sales in Hong Kong, Geneva, Dubai and New York.

“The Christie’s Watches dashboard as we close 2021 shows a solid progression on pre-covid levels. Who knows how we will look back at this year, but one thing is certain: Our ability to meet its many challenges and continue to achieve strong results, even set new records, comes down to our focus on making Christie’s synonymous with the most exciting and rewarding auction experience for buyers and sellers. Both have dreams, and making them come true is the one true measure for success for all of us at Christie’s” remarks François Curiel, Chairman of Christie’s Europe & Asia, and Chairman of the Luxury Division. “It explains how our network of Watch Specialists consistently attracts spectacular lots and achieves the highest prices, and how we as a team contribute to a positive dynamic through innovation and agility. It is at the core of our ability to shift gears between live and online – and deliver an exceptional 360-degree experience on parallel tracks. This is also true for Asia and the Middle-East where we are maintaining strong growth momentum.”

2021 in Key Figures

A 20%-plus increase vs. 2019 pre-covid points to a solid growth trajectory, supported by Christie’s 360-degrees strategy with online sales complementary to live auctions for the long term rather than a temporary substitute owing to current developments, combined with an unprecedented level of quality as well as breadth and depth of watches on offer on a global scale, in addition to the increasing and more inclusive buyer and seller demographics. The rise of online sales at the high-end segment for rare and exceptional watches saw a 5-fold increase vs 2019. Where total online sales were up just over 600 percent from 2019 to 2021, the number of online sales had (only) increased by just over 60%.

  • Live sales in 2021 totalled US$ 145,261,956: +292.1% vs 2020 (US$ 49,730,277), +20.4% vs 2019 (US$ 120,659,208)
  • Online sales in 2021 totalled US$ 59,806,073: +98.8% vs 2020 (US$ 30,091,700), +602.3% vs 2019 (US$ 9,928,410)
  • Total (live + online) sales for 2021: US$ 205,068,029: +256.9% vs 2020 (US$ 79,821,977), +157% vs 2019 (US$ 130,587,618)

Over the course of 20 sales (live and online) in 2021, Christie’s Watches offered a total of 3,213 lots, with live sales accounting for 787 lots (including the 54 one-off pieces auctioned by Christie’s for the Only Watch charity sale) and online for 2,436 lots.

Throughout 2021, Christie’s has been entrusted with the sale of some of the most historically significant, eminently collectible and supremely desirable timepieces ever to come to market – a testament to the auction house’s hard-earned reputation over the centuries, meticulously burnished by Christie’s Watch Departments and the Specialists who lead them in Hong Kong, Dubai, Geneva and New York.

“Christie’s HK Watches is leading the market in Asia for the third consecutive year. 12 world records have been achieved, combined with a historic result of HK$ 559 million (US$ 72 million) for the year in Asia. This includes the day and evening sales recently held in November, which realised a combined total of HK$ 228,077,500 (US$ 29,388,699)” notes Alexandre Bigler, Vice President and Head of Watches, Christie’s Asia Pacific. “At these two events alone Christie’s set four world auction records for the Patek Philippe references 1436J, 2419J, 2497J and a Richard Mille RM 07-02 Pink Sapphire.”

“With the two online auctions held in spring (US$ 14,120,250) and autumn (US$ 10,507,000) in 2021, Christie’s Dubai achieved total sales of US$ 24,627,250 for the year, setting a new record for an online watch sale as well as firmly establishing online auctions in the 10 million +region. We have come a long way from the US$ 2.5m registered less than a decade ago. Not only is Dubai able to attract amazing lots, such as a Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 or the fabled Ref. 5002P-001, a Sky Moon Tourbillon, but as an increasingly important hub for the collector community, Dubai gives sellers the assurance of achieving strong prices for exceptional pieces,” says Remy Julia, Head of Watches, Christie’s Middle East, India & Africa.

 “Christie’s Geneva keeps raising the bar in terms of sheer range. At the Rare Watches sale held in early November, 100% watches were sold and we were able to offer the exceptional Rolex Deep Sea Special #1 which achieved the record of US$ 2,074,841. One other exceptional piece, the Patek Philippe Ref. 2523 achieved US$ 2,898,000. It has indeed been a remarkable year for the Geneva office, which closes 2021 with total sales for both live and online auctions at US$ 60,035,792.” says Rémi Guillemin, Head of Watches, Christie’s Geneva.

“We are extremely pleased with the New York sale results with a total of US$ 18,051,875 for 2021. The online auctions presented a selection geared to every type of client – from experienced collectors to those looking for their first timepiece. The solid performance demonstrates the continued strength of Christie’s online platform and its ability to reach the broadest possible global audience. Christie’s New York closed the year on a good note – Fine Watchmaking: Important Timepieces and the Independent Collection achieved a total of $5,518,250, with a strong international participation, bidders from 34 countries and over 30% new registrants.” says Keith Davis, Head of Watches, Christie’s Americas.

Global Top 5 lots by sale price in 2021*

*Excluding the 53 lots sold for Only watch charity auction.

{Source: CHRISTIE’S}