Hanhart 417 ES Red Lion Limited Edition

Hanhart has launched the 417 ES Red Lion, a new limited edition from its 417 ES series.

Made in partnership with Urban Gentry and limited to 150 pieces, the Hanhart 417 ES Red Lion picks up on the original diameter of 39 mm, making it perfect for smaller wrists. This manual-wound chronograph watch has an overall height of 13.3 mm despite the heavily domed sapphire crystal.

Hanhart 417 ES Red Lion Limited Edition

Like the historical model, the 417 ES Red Lion has a mechanical hand-wound caliber. The radius of action of the historic 417 was severely limited outside the cockpit due to its small water resistance. The 417 Red Lion can withstand the pressure of the depth up to 10 bar.

Hanhart 417 ES Red Lion Limited Edition

Behind the screwed stainless steel back of the 417 ES, the reliable hand-wound caliber SW 510 works in best Swiss Made quality. In addition to a stop-second function, it offers a power reserve of up to 58 hours when fully wound.

Hanhart 417 ES Red Lion Limited Edition

The screw-down case back is decorated with the historical Hanhart logo, the Urban Gentry logo and the serial number engraved.

Hanhart 417 ES Red Lion Limited Edition

The new 417 ES Red Lion comes with Hanhart’s trademark red pusher. The hands and numerals of the Hanhart 417 ES Red Lion are coated with Super-LumiNova® to ensure optimum readability by day and night.

Hanhart 417 ES Red Lion Limited Edition

A black calfskin wrist strap with a leather underlay makes it comfortable to wear from day one. For extra comfort on the skin, the black calfskin strap has Alcantara on the inside. A pin-buckle with the historic Hanhart logo ensures a good grip.

Hanhart 417 ES Red Lion Limited Edition

Technical details

Movement
Sellita SW 510 M
Manual wound chronograph
Symmetrical button arrangement
28.800 A/h, 4 Hz, 23 jewels
Power reserve minimum 58 hours

Functions
Small second
30-minute counter
Bicompax Chronograph with central stop-second

Case
Stainless steel, satined/polished
Diameter 39 mm, Height with glass 13.3 mm (11.55mm without glass)
Crown with the historic Hanhart “h”
Fluted rotating bezel, continuously rotatable, with red marking
Red pusher made of HyCeram
Anti-reflective convex sapphire glass
High-domed sapphire glass
Screwed-down stainless steel case back
Water resistant to 10 bar/10 ATM
Limited edition number
Shockproof
Stamping of the historical logo and The Urban Gentry Lion on the case back
Special shock-resistance mechanism for movement

Dial
Historical Logo
Super-LumiNova® light-old-radium coated numerals and hands

Strap
Black calfskin strap with white stitching and leather underlay
Alcantara on the inside (on the black strap)
Pin-buckle with historical logo
Lug width: 20 mm

Hanhart 417 Bronze “Copperhead” Limited Edition

Hanhart has launched a limited edition 417 Bronze timepiece in collaboration with the Revolution magazine and The Rake. This new model features a bronze case with a diameter of 39 mm. A copper-colored dial with sunray finish, hands matching the color of the case, a brown leather strap and an embossed stainless steel case back underscore the one-of-a-kind character.

Hanhart 417 Bronze “Copperhead” Limited Edition

Launched in 2020, Hanhart 417 ES takes inspiration from the first pilot’s chronograph created by the brand for the German armed forces.

Hanhart built the first pilot’s chronograph for the German armed forces based on these three criteria from the mid-1950s. Hanhart supplied the German armed forces with the chronograph for almost ten years, until the brand concentrated on building hand stopwatches in 1963.

Hanhart 417 Bronze “Copperhead” Limited Edition

The few remaining pieces of the original 417 have become some of the most sought-after vintage chronographs from Germany. The Hanhart 417 ES celebrates the return of this legendary chronograph. The HANHART 417 BRONZE COPPERHEAD is a timepiece born from the partnership with the Revolution magazine and The Rake.

Hanhart 417 Bronze “Copperhead” Limited Edition

Limited to 200 pieces, the chronograph shines with a copper-colored sunray dial, which shows different facets depending on light and brightness. Bronze-colored hands round out the watch’s appearance, which is responsible for the timepiece’s nickname: Copperhead. The nickname comes from a species of viper native to North America, which is called Copperhead because of its copper-colored head.

Hanhart 417 Bronze “Copperhead” Limited Edition

Like the historical model, the 417 Bronze Copperhead is equipped with a hand-wound caliber. The new 417 Bronze Copperhead can withstand the pressure of the depth up to 10 bar.

Hanhart 417 Bronze “Copperhead” Limited Edition

Behind the screwed stainless steel back of the 417 ES, the reliable hand-wound caliber SW 510 works in best Swiss Made quality. In addition to a stop-second function, it offers a power reserve of up to 58 hours when fully wound.

Hanhart 417 Bronze “Copperhead” Limited Edition

The deliberately simple screw-down case back is decorated with the historical Hanhart logo, the Revolution logo and the serial number engraved.

Hanhart 417 Bronze “Copperhead” Limited Edition

A brown calfskin wrist strap with a leather underlay makes it comfortable to wear from day one. For extra comfort on the skin, the black calfskin strap has Alcantara on the inside. A pin-buckle with the historic Hanhart logo ensures a good grip.

Hanhart 417 Bronze “Copperhead” Limited Edition
Despite the heavily domed sapphire crystal, the thickness of the case does not exceed 13.3 mm. Its crown shows our historical Hanhart Logo. The hands and numerals of the Hanhart 417 Bronze Copperhead are coated with Super-LumiNova® to ensure optimum readability by day and night.

Technical details

Model: Hanhart 417 Chronograph Edition No. 2 “Copperhead” for Revolution and The Rake

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds, bi-compax chronograph with 30-minute counter and central stop seconds

Case
Material: Bronze
Demeter: 39mm
Thickness: 13.30mm (including crystal)
Domed sapphire crystal glass
Lug to Lug: 46mm
Lug width: 20mm
Water resistance: 100m

Movement
Calibre Sellita SW 510 M
Manual wind chronograph
Power reserve: 58 hours

Dial
Bronze sunray dial
Lume: Super-LumiNova

Strap
Dark brown calfskin strap with white stitching and leather underlay
Alcantara on the inside for wearing comfort

Availability
The 417 Bronze Copperhead is available in the Revolution Online Store

Ressence Type 1 Slim DX2 Limited Edition In collaboration with Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons

Ressence, in close collaboration with Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, the UAE’s leading retailer of luxury watches and jewellery, presents the Type 1 Slim DX2 – a limited edition of the Type 1 Slim.

Celebrating the United Arab Emirates 50th year anniversary, this limited edition marks the second collaboration between Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons and Ressence.

Ressence Type 1 Slim DX2 Limited Edition In collaboration with Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons

Limited to 25 pieces and following in the footsteps of the Type 1 Squared DXB, the Type 1 Slim DX2 draws inspiration from Arabic geometric patterns. This original multi-faceted design creates a unique play of light reflections and depths.

Delicately engraved with polishing diamond burs, the watch sparkles like a diamond would. The dial’s sand colour further anchors the watch in the Arabic world.

Ressence Type 1 Slim DX2 Limited Edition In collaboration with Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons

The watch remains 100% faithful to the functions and movement of the Type 1 Slim. It differs distinctly from the collection in its design. Its case is in polished Grade 5 titanium.

The Ressence Orbital Convex System (ROCS), unique in-house (and patented) module featuring ever changing discs that continually orbits around one another, benefits from another design but also a different surface treatment. The 9 components that make up the dial are finished in sand color PVD.

Ressence Type 1 Slim DX2 Limited Edition In collaboration with Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons

The hands and indexes are white and filled with Superluminova punctuating a decidedly traditional but fresh look. The Type 1 Slim DX2 is manually set via a lever on its case back. The watch has no crown, the winding and setting mechanism being the case-back itself, for better ergonomics and allowing a left-right fit.

Ressence Type 1 Slim DX2 Limited Edition In collaboration with Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons

Technical details

Model: Ressence Type 1 Slim DX2

Functions
• Hours
• Minutes
• Seconds
• Weekdays

Movement
• Patented ROCS 1 – Ressence Orbital Convex System – driven by the minute axle of a specially customised 2892 caliber
• Caseback winding and time setting via lever
• Self-winding
• 36 hours’ power reserve
• 28,800 vibrations per hour
• 40 jewels
• 27 gears

Dial
• Convex German Silver dial (125mm radius) with 3 eccentric biaxial satellites inclined at 3° (hours) and 4.75° (seconds and week days) in sand color PVD with enlightening facets
Engraved indications filled with white Super-Luminova

Case
• Polished Grade 5 Titanium
• Double domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
• 41 mm (diameter) x 11 mm (thickness)
• 1 ATM water-resistance

Buckle & Strap
• Polished Grade 5 Titanium
• Tan-coloured grained calf strap (20/20mm) & olive-green rubber strap (20/20mm)

Total Components
• 212

Weight
• 67 grams

Limited Edition
• 25 numbered pieces

Price
• CHF 22’500 (taxes excluded)

More details at: https://ressencewatches.com/

Kross Studio X Alain Silberstein: The Lotus Tourbillon

Kross Studio presents a new tourbillon timepiece in collaboration with renowned watch designer Alain Silberstein. The latest project from Kross Studio Founder Marco Tedeschi, this horological masterpiece captures the essence of the sacred lotus flower.

Kross Studio X Alain Silberstein: The Lotus Tourbillon

The Lotus Tourbillon is equipped with the KS 7’000 caliber. This manual winding central tourbillon movement from Kross Studio comes equipped with an oversized barrel offering a 5-day power reserve. The regulator takes its place in the center within a tourbillon cage at the top of the barrel, uniting form and function, and setting the stage for innumerable and creative iterations, this time: a delicate lotus flower.

Kross Studio X Alain Silberstein: The Lotus Tourbillon
The lotus flower in polished grade 5 titanium has been machined entirely in the Kross Studio manufacture. It seems to float above the tourbillon in all its lightness, with four elements superimposed to symbolize perfect harmony.

Kross Studio X Alain Silberstein: The Lotus Tourbillon
The time can be read using the peripheral hour and minute display, which orbits 360 degrees around the tourbillon, the cyclical and harmonious rhythm of the hours, minutes, and seconds echoing the lifecycle of the lotus and serving as a constant reminder of each precious moment. Inside the 45mm titanium case protected by a black DLC treatment, the lotus blossoms under a sapphire dome.

Kross Studio X Alain Silberstein: The Lotus Tourbillon
On the dial side, the main components of the movement have been hand-brushed in a circular pattern from the center and treated in black, reinforcing the vision of a lotus floating on still waters. Its open petal forms enable rays of light to penetrate the lotus petals and allow the watch to reveal its thousand secrets.

Kross Studio X Alain Silberstein: The Lotus Tourbillon
A D-ring winder on the case back allows easy movement winding, while the time is set via the push button between 3 and 4 o’clock. The push button employs Silberstein’s signature bold graphic style, engraved and filled with an invigorating yellow lacquer. Kross Studio devised this unique system to ensure design symmetry and a more comfortable experience on the wrist than a traditional crown, while also enabling faster winding.

Kross Studio X Alain Silberstein: The Lotus Tourbillon

On the case back, engravings of red circles align with the Kross Studio logo in a testament to this unique partnership between the Swiss design studio and Alain Silberstein.

Kross Studio X Alain Silberstein: The Lotus Tourbillon
The watch comes with two straps: one in black vegan leather lined with rubber, and the other in black rubber. Like all Kross Studio watches, the interchangeable strap system allows users to easily switch from one strap to the other with a single click of the quick-release buttons, located on the underside of the watch.

Kross Studio X Alain Silberstein: The Lotus Tourbillon

Silberstein’s signature geometric shapes and primary colors naturally find their place within the Lotus Tourbillon, offering bold counterparts to the poetry and lightness of the floating lotus.

The watch comes delivered in a unique handcrafted watch case: an art object that is both visually striking and functional, designed especially for this collaboration. The totem consists of stacked forms, including a blue triangle, yellow square, and red circle interpreted in 3 dimensions. The Lotus Tourbillon takes its place within a compartment that has been seamlessly integrated into the yellow cube.

Limited to eighteen pieces, this timepiece comes with its certificate of authenticity signed by Alain Silberstein and Marco Tedeschi and its owner’s book. The Lotus Tourbillon is available at http://www.kross-studio.com and at select authorized dealers.

Technical details

Model Name: Lotus Tourbillon
Reference: KXWLT21

Case
Grade 5 titanium protected by a black DLC treatment
Dome-shaped anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Push button engraved and filled with yellow lacquer
Diameter: 45mm
Thickness: 20mm
Thickness without crystal: 12.5mm
Water Resistance: 30m or 3 ATM
Case back: Grade 5 titanium; 4 anti-reflective sapphire crystals; D-ring crown

Movement
Caliber KS 7’000
Manual winding, central tourbillon
Frequency: 21’600 bph / 3Hz
Jewels: 27
Movement parts: 210
Power reserve: 5 days

Strap
Interchangeable Straps
1. Vegetal black leather lined with rubber
2. Black rubber
Grade 5 titanium deployant buckle clasp

Edition
Limited edition of 18 pieces

Warranty
2 + 3 years

H. Moser & Cie. Heritage Bronze “Since 1828” Limited Edition

During the Dubai Watch Week (24th to 28th November 2021), H. Moser & Cie. released the Heritage Bronze “Since 1828” limited edition timepiece as a tribute to the brand’s rich heritage dating back almost 200 years.

H. Moser & Cie. Heritage Bronze “Since 1828” Limited Edition

For the case of this model, H. Moser & Cie. uses bronze, a material which changes over time, becoming ever more beautiful as the patina develops.

H. Moser & Cie. Heritage Bronze “Since 1828” Limited Edition

Showcasing a rounded design with classic touches, the case features tapered lugs and a large notched crown. The warm reflections of the bronze offer an interesting contrast with the cooler shades of the Blackor fumé dial, which features the H. Moser & Cie. Cyrillic logo.

H. Moser & Cie. Heritage Bronze “Since 1828” Limited Edition

For a modern look, it is finished with a railway minute track in white, while the sword-shaped hands are accentuated with Super-LumiNova®. Meanwhile, the distinctive three-dimensional appliqué numerals use Globolight®, an innovative ceramic-based material that can assume any shape and any colour, and which contains Super-LumiNova®.

H. Moser & Cie. Heritage Bronze “Since 1828” Limited Edition

Visible behind the sapphire case-back is the HMC 200 calibre, entirely designed, developed and produced in-house. This exceptional self-winding movement is equipped with a regulating organ manufactured by H. Moser & Cie.’s sister company, Precision Engineering AG. Decorated with the famous Moser double stripes, the HMC 200 calibre offers a minimum power reserve of three days.

H. Moser & Cie. Heritage Bronze “Since 1828” Limited Edition

The Heritage Bronze “Since 1828” will be available exclusively online, on the sales platforms of H. Moser & Cie. and Seddiqi, partner and long-time friend of the brand.

H. Moser & Cie. Heritage Bronze “Since 1828” Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: Heritage Bronze “Since 1828”
Reference: 8200-1701

Case
Bronze (Copper-Aluminium)
Diameter: 42.0 mm, Height: 11.1 mm
Sapphire crystal
Steel case-back with sapphire crystal
Crown adorned with an “M”

Dial
Blackor fumé with sunburst pattern
Globolight® numerals
Sword-shaped hands highlighted with Super-LumiNova®
H. Moser & Cie. Cyrillic logo

Movement
HMC 200 self-winding calibre
Diameter: 32.0 mm or 14 1/4 lignes
Height: 5.5 mm
Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h
27 jewels
Automatic bi-directional pawl winding system
Oscillating weight engraved with the H. Moser hallmark
Power reserve: minimum of 3 days
Original Straumann® hairspring
Finish with Moser double stripes

Functions
Hours and minutes
Central seconds

Strap
Black textile strap and grey kudu leather strap
Bronze pin buckle engraved with the Moser logo

Edition
Limited edition of 50 pieces

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” Limited Edition, Ref. IW515202

IWC Schaffhausen has launched the Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince”, the first Big Pilot’s Watch with a chronograph function. The mechanical stopwatch is controlled via a single push-button which is beautifully integrated into the distinctive conical crown. Limited to 500 pieces, this “Le Petit Prince” edition features the characteristic deep-blue sunburst dial and a stainless-steel case.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” Limited Edition, Ref. IW515202

In the tradition of IWC’s special editions in honour of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s world-famous novel, the Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” features the signature deep-blue sunburst dial. It is complemented with a stainless-steel case and rhodium plated hands. In addition, the hands, indices, and applied numerals are embedded with luminous material to make the dial easier to read at night.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” Limited Edition, Ref. IW515202

The IWC-manufactured 59365 calibre is one of three in-house chronograph movements from IWC. Alongside the movements from the 69000 and 89000 calibre families, the 59360 calibre is the third chronograph developed and manufactured entirely in Schaffhausen.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” Limited Edition, Ref. IW515202

The IWC 59365 calibre was introduced in 2014 in the Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher (Ref. 5151). The first Portugieser with a monopusher, the Portugieser Hand- Wound Monopusher Edition “Laureus Sport for Good”, was presented in 2020. Now, this ingenious mechanism provides a Big Pilot’s Watch with a chronograph function for the first time: The Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” (Ref. 515202).

It is also the brand’s only chronograph movement that is wound manually: 70 revolutions of the crown are enough to build up the maximum power reserve of eight days (192 hours). It offers a power-reserve indication on the back of the movement, which can be seen through the sapphire-glass case back.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” Limited Edition, Ref. IW515202

In the traditional design, the mechanical stopwatch is operated using two pushers on the side of the case. The monopusher, on the other hand, can be started, stopped, and reset to zero via a single pusher integrated into the crown.

Operating the monopusher chronograph is remarkably simple. Pressing the pusher for the first time couples the chronograph mechanism to the fourth wheel of the base movement via the oscillating pinion, and a new timing phase begins. When the pusher is pressed a second time, the chronograph is uncoupled from the base movement. A stop time of up to 60 minutes is displayed on the totaliser at 12 o’clock. Pressing the pusher for a third time returns the chronograph second and minute hands to position zero.

As with other chronographs from IWC, individual switching states are controlled by a column wheel. In the 59360 calibre, the column wheel is particularly large, and its operation can be observed through the transparent case back. The tooth system on the lower level moves the column wheel forward by one position each time the pusher is activated. On the upper level, there is a circle comprising six vertical columns.

From these columns and the recesses in between them, three levers on the sides read the instructions. Depending on whether the levers rest on a column or fall into a recess, a different action is triggered. While chronographs with two pushers allow the addition of several short times before resetting the hands to zero, the monopusher executes the same program in an endless loop: “start chronograph”, “stop chronograph”, “reset hands”.

Mounted on the back of the base movement, the monopusher module consists of 66 smartly arranged parts and is a masterpiece of precision engineering. One challenge in chronograph design is that high forces act on the individual components when the mechanism is started, stopped, and reset to zero. Therefore, the intermediate wheel features a unique shape with optimised weight and inertia. This ensures that operating the chronograph affects the amplitude of the balance as little as possible.

The intermediate wheel and other critical components of the 59360 calibre are manufactured using the so-called Liga process. Based on photolithography, electroplating and micro-moulding, it enables the manufacture of parts with highly complex geometries and a level of dimensional accuracy that cannot be achieved using conventional machining techniques.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” Limited Edition, Ref. IW515202

Fitted with a brown calfskin strap with a folding clasp, the Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” is available through IWC boutiques, authorised retail partners or online on IWC.com. In addition, the timepiece is eligible for registration under the My IWC care programme and can benefit from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.

Technical details

Model: Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince”
Reference: IW515202

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 59365 mechanical movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 36
Power reserve: 192 h (8 days)
Winding: Hand-wound

Functions
Monopusher chronograph with minutes and seconds stop function
Power reserve display
Date display
Small hacking seconds

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 46.2 mm
Height: 14.6 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
See-through sapphire-glass back
Water-resistance: 6 bar

Dial
Deep blue dial, rhodium-plated hands and appliqués

Strap
Brown calfskin strap with folding clasp

Edition
Limited to 500 pieces

Oris Big Crown Pointer Date Calibre 403

The Oris Big Crown Pointer Date has been the iconic Swiss watch brand’s signature design since it was introduced in 1938. For the first time, it’s now equipped with a new 400 series in-house automatic movement with superior anti-magnetism, a five-day power reserve and a 10-year warranty.

Oris Big Crown Pointer Date Calibre 403

Introduced in 1938, the Big Crown Pointer Date has been in constant production for more than 80 years. The original had two distinctive features – an oversized crown so the watch could be operated by gloved airmen, and a central hand that pointed to a date scale around the edge of the dial.

Oris Big Crown Pointer Date Calibre 403

Now, the Big Crown Pointer Date 38 mm model features Calibre 403, one of the Oris Calibre 400 Series of high-performance in-house engineered automatics. First appeared in the 250-piece Hölstein Edition 2021, Calibre 403 incorporates small seconds and pointer date complications.

Oris Big Crown Pointer Date Calibre 403

As with every movement in the Calibre 400 Series, Calibre 403 has elevated levels of anti-magnetism, a five-day power reserve and a 10-year warranty. It’s also accurate to -3/+5 seconds a day – which would comfortably pass chronometer testing – and has 10-year recommended service intervals.

Oris Big Crown Pointer Date Calibre 403

The Oris Calibre 400 Series is designed to suit modern lifestyles. Calibre 400 is the base automatic with three hands and a date; Calibre 401 adds a small seconds; and Calibre 403 revives the Swiss brand’s signature combination of complications, a small seconds and a pointer date.

Oris Big Crown Pointer Date Calibre 403

This stainless steel timepiece is topped with a sapphire crystal glass, domed on both sides. The sapphire crystal case-back of the watch affords the view of the in-house mechanical self-winding movement. The watch has a water resistance of 50 meters.

The Big Crown Pointer Date Calibre 403 features an attractive blue dial with printed indices and numbers.

Technical details

Model: Big Crown Pointer Date Calibre 403
Reference: 403 7776 4065-07

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
Operating devices: Stainless steel screw-in security crown
Water resistance: 5 bar

Dial
Blue
Indices and numbers printed with Super-LumiNova®, hands filled with Super-LumiNova®

Movement
Oris Calibre 403
Accuracy: -3/+5 seconds a day (within COSC tolerances)
Highly anti-magnetic
Winding: Automatic
Power reserve: 120 hours

Functions
Centre hands for hours, minutes and date, small seconds at 6 o’clock, fine timing device and stop-second

Strap
Black leather with quick strap change system

Warranty
Extended to 10 years with MyOris sign-up
Applies to watch and movement
10-year recommended service intervals, five year recommended water-resistance check

Swiss retail price
CHF 3,100

Available from
November 2021

Louis Moinet ASTRONEF Limited Edition

A true marvel of contemporary mechanical watchmaking, ASTRONEF combines ancestral know-how with futuristic technology.

The complex dial of ASTRONEF is made from a plate measuring a total 0.6mm thick, from which 0.2 mm is then hollowed out to reveal the numerals and a rack, in order to create a depth effect facilitating readings. The ensuing deep black DLC treatment creates a striking contrast with the rhodium plating and endows it with a two-tone hue. Finally, a circular satin-brushed finish is applied to instill it with undeniable strength of character.

Louis Moinet ASTRONEF Limited Edition

The case of ASTRONEF incorporates a sapphire container mounted on an 18K gold frame, open-worked lugs and case middle and a sapphire dome and its applied inner bezel ring.

The curved crystal reveals the ASTRONEF mechanism, which required more than three years of research. It proudly showcases two tourbillons rotating in opposite directions at high speed. They cross paths 18 times per hour (every 3 minutes and 20 seconds) and are built on two different levels. In all, six distinct elements are in motion: two satellite tourbillons rotating around the dial, as well as their two cages and their two counterweights.

Louis Moinet ASTRONEF Limited Edition

This mysterious horological mechanism is hidden in the base of the frame, which is only 3.75 mm thick. The advantage of this construction is that it clears the stage to enhance the magic of the show being staged. The spectacular design linked to the complexity of the mechanism is marked by its control tower – or central column – which transmits the orders to the tourbillons and hands.

Louis Moinet ASTRONEF Limited Edition

Finally, the mechanical part is ennobled by a powerful and modern engine that endows it with a very high level of performance, making it even more efficient than a single tourbillon.

Louis Moinet ASTRONEF tourbillon cage

The tourbillon cages are geometrically shaped. The weight of a cage is only 0.25 grams, in order to guarantee the correct speed through fine poising. Each cage rotates in 60 seconds and requires perfect poising, which also relies on an 18K gold counterweight weighing 0.4 grams.

Louis Moinet ASTRONEF Limited Edition
Placing the selector on the back of the case enabled a gain in volume and this device plays two distinct roles: time-setting or winding. The crown is no longer pulled out; it is used to set the hands or to wind the mechanism.

The LM105 manual winding movement beats at the rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour (3 Hz) and provides a power reserve of up to 48 hours.

Louis Moinet ASTRONEF Limited Edition

A presentation box is specially made for each ASTRONEF. Finely crafted by an artisan, it notably features a straw marquetry motif in various shades and the buyer can choose from several different graphic design alternatives.

ASTRONEF is limited to only eight pieces.

Technical details

Movement
Calibre LM105
Manufacture Calibre with flying satellite double tourbillon
Manual winding
Double tourbillon for enhanced accuracy
Perfect rotation and poising of the rotating elements
– Five ball-bearing mechanisms with seven ceramic bearings
– One ball-bearing mechanism with nine ceramic bearings
Two barrels, each supplies its energy to the tourbillon
471components
Frequency: 3 Hz
Jewels: 56
Power reserve: 48 hours

Display
Hours and minutes

Case
18K rose gold frame, diameter: 43.5mm
Sapphire container, diameter: 41.6mm
Lug width: 24mm
Water resistance: 10 meters

Strap
Alligator strap with folding clasp

Zenith: DEFY Zero-G Sapphire & DEFY 21 Double Tourbillon Sapphire Limited Editions

Swiss luxury watch manufacture Zenith has re-imagined two of its most extraordinary movements through contemporary architecture and finishing techniques that can be admired through luminous and transparent sapphire cases.

These two horological marvels place Zenith’s uniquely futuristic and evocative aesthetic centre-stage, using novel and original decoration methods.

Zenith DEFY Zero-G Sapphire & DEFY 21 Double Tourbillon Sapphire Limited Editions

First, all the movement’s components are treated with blue PVD. The inscriptions as well as decorative elements like miniature stars are then carefully engraved onto the bridges, after which the chamfered edges of the bridges are precisely finished with a rhodium-coloured PVD that provides a striking contrast and adds even more visual depth to an already intricately layered movement with its futuristic form. Framed by totally transparent sapphire cases, the movements shine in a light of their own – and from all angles.

Zenith DEFY 21 Double Tourbillon Sapphire Limited Edition

For the latest execution of the fastest tourbillon chronograph around – equipped with two independent tourbillons completing rotations in 60 seconds for the time-keeping tourbillon and 5 seconds for the chronograph’s tourbillon – Zenith took its evocative “starry sky” aesthetic to new cosmic heights in the DEFY 21 Double Tourbillon Sapphire, with a nod to the universe and space exploration.

Zenith DEFY 21 Double Tourbillon Sapphire Limited Edition

Visible for all to admire through the crystalline case, the DEFY 21 Double Tourbillon’s exceptional chronograph movement is rendered in a stellar and futuristic aesthetic.

Zenith DEFY 21 Double Tourbillon Sapphire Limited Edition

The main plate of the movement is finished in a striking blue PVD tone, and in a first for Zenith, some of the dial-side bridges are engraved with stars, like a distant galaxy of micro-mechanics in perpetual motion.

Zenith DEFY 21 Double Tourbillon Sapphire Limited Edition

Truly at the summit of precision, the 1/00th of a second chronograph moves at incredible speed, juxtaposed against a still, starry backdrop.

Zenith DEFY 21 Double Tourbillon Sapphire Limited Edition

Zenith DEFY Zero-G Sapphire Limited Edition

Overcoming the effects of gravity on chronometric precision has long been watchmakers’ ultimate goal. Zenith accomplished precisely this with its Gravity Control mechanism, where the regulating organ is fixed to a gimbal that always remains in a flat position regardless of how the watch is rotated.

Zenith DEFY Zero-G Sapphire Limited Edition

In this new timepiece, Zenith has completely redesigned the entire movement with a new architecture to enable a more open and exhibitive display, encapsulated in a transparent sapphire case that allows the singular mechanism to be admired from all angles: a first for the Manufacture.

Zenith DEFY Zero-G Sapphire Limited Edition

Like an object suspended in space and free from the effects of gravity, the off-centred dial of the DEFY Zero-G Sapphire combines several traditional crafts in a contemporary execution, handcrafted in a mosaic of meteorite, aventurine glass and grand feu enamel on a gold base.

Zenith DEFY Zero-G Sapphire Limited Edition

It depicts planet Mars on the small seconds, partially eclipsed by the hour and minute dial. A special touch that can only be seen when the watch is overhead is the back of the gyroscopic module, fashioned with a cratered texture mimicking the moon.

Zenith DEFY Zero-G Sapphire Limited Edition

The entire main plate and bridges of the movement are finished in a blue tone with contrasting grey rhodium chamfers, speckled with white stars of varying sizes. This astronomically inspired finish extends to the movement’s cylindrical container, which can also be viewed through the sides of the case.

The DEFY 21 Double Tourbillon Sapphire and DEFY Zero-G Sapphire will be produced as a limited edition of 10 pieces each.

For the 20 owners of the DEFY Zero-G Sapphire and DEFY 21 Double Tourbillon Sapphire limited editions, Zenith is offering the opportunity to live an unforgettable experience: a parabolic zero-gravity flight. Scheduled to take place in February 2022, Zenith has partnered with Novespace, a subsidiary of the French National Space Center, to offer the experience of weightlessness.

Guests will arrive at the Novespace facility in Bordeaux, France, where they will meet with their instructors. French astronaut Jean-François Clervoy will also be present at the pre-flight conference. The flight itself will consist of 15 parabolas, where the airplane ascends than plunges in a freefall to reproduces the effect of floating in weightlessness in a perceived absence of gravity.

Technical details

Model: Defy 21 Double Tourbillon Sapphire
Reference: 04.9000.9020/00.R920

Movement
El Primero 9020 automatic
1/100th of a second Double Tourbillon Chronograph movement
1 Tourbillon escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz)
1Tourbillon escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50 Hz)
Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second for the Chrono hand
Certified Chronometer
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve: approx. 50 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Double Tourbillon1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH / 5 Hz – cage makes a turn in 60 seconds)
1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH / 50 Hz – cage makes a turn in 5 seconds)
1/100th of a second Chronograph: Central chronograph hand that makes one turn each second, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 60-second counter at 6 o’clock, Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock

Case
Material: Sapphire
Diameter: 46mm
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Water resistance: 3 ATM

Dial
Open-worked
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-Luminova® SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-Luminova® SLN C1

Bracelet
Black rubber with blue “cordura effect” fabric & grey stitching
Titanium double folding clasp

Edition
Limited edition 10 pieces

Price
180,000 CHF

Model: Defy Zero G Sapphire
Reference: 04.9000.8812/00.R920

Movement
El Primero 8812 S manual
Entirely skeletonised movement
“Gravity Control” gyroscopic module that ensures horizontal positioning of the regulating organ
Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve: approx. 50 hours
Finishes: Exclusive bicolor signature on plates and bridges. Starry Sky finishing.

Functions
Hours and minutes excentred at 12 o’clock
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Self-regulating Gravity Control module at 6 o’clock
Power-reserve indication at 2 o’clock

Case
Material: Sapphire
Diameter: 46mm
Water resistance: 3 ATM

Dial
Open-worked with meteorite & Aventurine hour & minute dial
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated and faceted gold, coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1

Bracelet
Black rubber with blue “cordura effect” fabric& grey stitching
Titanium double folding clasp

Edition
Limited edition of 10 pieces

Price
160,000 CHF

Urban Jürgensen

The story begins at the time Christian VI was King of Denmark and Norway, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, a child named Jürgen Jürgensen was born, and he was to have great significance for watchmaking history. He was both the father of the most famous Danish watchmaker Urban Jürgensen and at the same time the founding father of the horological dynasty which was to revolutionize the outdated structures of the clock and watchmaking craft in Denmark and Switzerland. Through their use of new theoretical findings and practical working methods, they subsequently achieved the highest recognition both in Denmark and Switzerland.

Among the world’s greatest watchmakers of the 18th and 19th centuries, members of the Jürgensen family, notably Urban and Jules, worked alongside other horological geniuses such as Houriet, Breguet, Berthoud and Arnold. They have greatly contributed to the development of horology.

The watchmaking family’s roots stretch back to eighteenth century Denmark and Jörgen Jurgensen (1745-1811), founder of the dynasty. The most eminent watchmakers amongst his descendants are undisputedly his sons Urban (1776-1830) and Jules-Frederik Jûrgensen (1808-1877).

The latter two continued their father’s business by founding Urban Jürgensen & Sonner in Switzerland. Jules moved to Le Locle, Switzerland while his brother Louis was in charge of the factory in Copenhagen. After Louis Urban’s and Jules-Frederik’s deaths, the company went through several more changes of ownership but continued the tradition of chronometric timepieces.

Historical Chronometer Movement

Urban Jürgensen was one of the world’s most prominent watchmakers in the 18th century and contributed significantly to horological developments in fine mechanical watchmaking. As a result of his efforts, he was awarded an appointment as Royal Purveyor to King Frederik VI of Denmark and conferred the honour of the Royal Order of the Dannebrog, regularly supplying timepieces to the court and ship’s chronometers to the Danish Admiralty.

A brilliant and multifaceted talent, Urban Jürgensen achieved great international acclaim for his innovations in technology and science, gaining equal status with his scientific contemporaries. The results of his research were published in 1804 in a series of articles in Danish, French and German, earning him a place in the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. He was a brilliant engineer, a visionary far ahead of his time in many respects regarding creativity and aesthetics. As a horologist, inventor and aesthete, he must be considered one of the great talents in Denmark’s history.

Urban Jürgensen

Following the wish of his father Jürgen, Urban Jürgensen, spent a major part of his training as a watchmaker in Paris, London, Geneva and Le Locle in the Canton of Neuchatel, Switzerland. It was under his management that both pocket watches and precision timekeepers for navigation and astronomy made by the Urban Jürgensen Company achieved international fame and recognition. The Danish King, Frederick VI, granted Urban Jürgensen a Royal Appointment to supply the court with watches and the Danish Admiralty with chronometers.

The use of first class materials and the extremely robust design of all the timekeepers made by the company soon made them highly coveted collector’s items, as is still the case today.

In accordance with the practice of the times, Urban Jürgensen’s sons also entered the watchmaking profession and following their father’s footsteps, traveled abroad to study and apprentice as watchmakers. After receiving recognition as masters, they joined their father’s company officially. This led to a change in the company’s structure, which was expressed in the name Urban Jürgensen & Sønner, the same title used by the company today. The sons and grandchildren of this generation went on to ensure the Jürgensen dynasty’s continued existence into the 20th century. One member of the family, Jules Jürgensen, ended up not only studying, but later settling permanently in Le Locle in the 1830s, where he was responsible for an official manufacture under the Urban Jürgensen & Sønner name.

This is the reason why the cities of Copenhagen and Le Locle are incorporated inthe company logo, as a reference to the Danish and Swiss roots of the firm together with the date of its initial founding. The Jürgensen, with their analytical approach to the processes and methods of watch production, exercised a tremendous influence on the watchmaking industry of Le Locle,and indeed the entire Canton of Neuchatel, introducing the most modern methods to the Swiss industry of the era, for which they received many accolades and were endowed with honorary status from the city of Le Locle.

In 1981, Peter Baumberger, a trained watchmaker and passionate collector, acquired Urban Jürgensen & Sonner and is the congenial successor of Urban Jürgensen’s spirit. Dr Helmut Crott became the guardian of the brand since his friend Mr Baumberger’s death.

Since its establishment, Urban Jürgensen & Sønner always cultivated a policy of maximum quality in the art of horology, with particular efforts directed at the technical perfection of the movement combined with artistically designed cases, dials and hands of classical elegance.

 

Jürgensen Dynasty
Jürgen Jürgensen (1745 -1811): Jürgen Jürgensen was born in 1745 in Copenhagen. Between 1759 and 1765 he worked with Johnas Jacob Lincke as an apprentice. In 1768 Jürgen Jürgensen moved to Le Locle and worked with Jacques-Frédéric Houriet, the renowned Swiss watch maker who was known as the Father of Swiss Chronometry.

He established a watchmaking factory in Copenhagen in 1775 and he coined the brand name Larpent & Jürgensen in 1780s in partnership with Isaac Larpent, a renowned Danish watch maker. In 1781 Larpent & Jürgensen started the production of pocket watches. In 1784, Jürgen Jürgensen was appointed as the Court horologist by King Fredrik VI.

Urban Jürgensen (1775 -1830): Urban Jürgensen was born in 1775 in Copenhagen. Following the footsteps of father, Urban Jürgensen travelled all the way to Le Locle to study precision timekeeping with Houriet. Under the guidance of this genius horologer, young Urban brushed up his watchmaking skills. Urban Jürgensen married Sophie-Henriette Houriet, daughter of his master.

Jacques-Frédéric Houriet & His Daughter,
Sophie-Henriette Houriet

In 1798, Urban Jürgensen introduced the steel cylinder escape wheel. He then moved to Paris to study with Breguet, and in the following year he travelled to London to study with Arnold. In 1801, Urban Jürgensen introduced his Bimetallic Thermometer.

In 1810, Urban Jürgensen started the production of marine Chronometers and in the same year he was awarded the Daneborg order, a prestigious award by the king of Denmark. In 1815, Urban Jürgensen was accepted into the Royal Danish Academy of Science, a non-governmental science Academy, founded in 1742 for the advancement of science in Denmark.

Marine Chronometer, Circa 1811

In 1818, Urban Jürgensen started the supply of Marine and deck chronometers to the Royal navy.In 1821, Urban Jürgensen introduced the famous Krusenstern Chronometers and in the following year he announced his new, detached double wheel chronometer escapement.

Krusenstern Chronometer

Louis Urban Jürgensen and Jules Jürgensen: In 1830, on demise of Urban Jürgensen, his two sons Louis Urban and Jules continue the company under the name UJS (Urban Jürgensen & Sønner). In the same year Louis Urban Jürgensen introduced his first marine chronometer.

In the following years, Jules Jürgensen introduced precision horology and quality improvements into the manufactures of Canton Neuchatel, settling permanently in Le Locle. Jules Jürgensen Copenhagen was established.

In 1836, UJS received the Grand medal of the Copenhagen Industrial Exhibition. In 1850s legendary watchmakers Victor Kullberg and Moritz Grossmann were worked for Louis Urban Jürgensen. In 1852, Louis Urban Jürgensen awarded 2 medals at the Great exhibition in London.

In 1867, Jules Jürgensen patented his hand setting mechanism. In 1871, Jules Jürgensen was awarded a gold medal at the maritime exhibition in Naples. In 1873, Jules Jürgensen was awarded a gold medal at the Copenhagen industrial exhibition and in 1874 he was awarded Knight of the Legion d’Honneur.

Jacques Alfred Jürgensen: In 1893, Jacques Alfred Jürgensen was awarded gold medal at the international exhibition in Chicago and he received a gold medal at the National exhibition in Geneva in 1896. In 1912, Jacques Alfred Jürgensen died.

1912 – No More a Family Owned Company
After the death of Jacques Alfred Jürgensen, the last watch maker from the family, the company and brand names were transferred to the hands of new owner. In 1919, Jules Jürgensen Copenhagen started to manufacture wristwatches. The control of company, which had production sites at Copenhagen and Le Locle passed through several hands such as E. Heuer (From 1919 – 1936), Aisenstein-Woronock (From 1936 – 1974) and Mort Clayman (From 1974 to 1979). The New York based watch business group Aisenstein-Woronock & Sons continued to produce watches under the Jules Jürgensen brand name and they were mainly marketed in USA. Mort Clayman, who took over the brand in 1974, did not succeed to revive the legendary watch brand.

1980s – Revival of the brand in its original spirit
In 1980s, Peter Baumberger, a trained watchmaker and passionate collector, acquired Urban Jürgensen & Sonner and is the congenial successor of Urban Jürgensen’s spirit. P. Baumberger with his small team of skilled master watchmakers produced small series of traditionally made, complicated timepieces, ranging from 50 to 300 examples, at the privately-owned firm in Bienne, Switzerland.

In 1979, Peter Baumberger was granted permission by the owner of the UJS brand to sign his watches Urban Jürgensen & Sønner. From1982, he commercially launched Urban Jürgensen & Sønner Ref. 1 Calendar Chronograph in limited edition of 186 pieces, which heralded the revival of the legendary watch brand. In 1985, Peter Baumberger formally acquired Urban Jürgensen & Sønner.

Derek Pratt became the master watchmaker for Urban Jürgensen .This extremely talented watchmaker realized many exclusive pieces for the brand including the “Tribute Oval Tourbillon Pocket watch” – a one-of-the kind timepiece referring to all the watchmakers he admired. He passed away in 2009.

Tribute Oval Tourbillon Pocket watch

In 1990, Peter Baumberger presented the Ref. 2 Perpetual calendar wrist watch, produced in 62 examples. The models ref 3 to ref 10 followed. These watches signed under Urban Jürgensen & Sønner brand name were produced in small series from 50 up to a maximum of 300 examples. These watches were mainly based on ébauche movements from Frédéric Piguet, Le Brassus.

UJS Reference 10 – Perpetual Calender Small Seconds

In 2003, Peter Baumberger initiated his plan for a new in house calibre and in 2008; he acquired a worldwide patent for the new in house calibre with a detent escapement. In 2009, a prototype wristwatch with the patented detent escapement is presented for the first time at Baselworld. Unfortunately, the sudden demise of Peter Baumberger in 2009 resulted a huge loss to Urban Jürgensen & Sønner and Switzerland’s traditional watch making industry.

After Peter Baumberger’ death, his friend and horology specialist, Dr Helmut Crott took over as CEO of Urban Jürgensen & Sønner. Dr Helmut Crott became the owner of Urban Jürgensen & Sønner and Jules Jürgensen, and both brands began to operate under same roof. Dr Helmut Crott, a medical doctor turned horology specialist has been associated with horology industry since 1972 as a consultant of fine luxury watches.

Dr Helmut Crott

In 2011, Urban Jürgensen & Sønner presented the prototype of the breakthrough UJS-P8 movement. The newly introduced Urban Jürgensen Reference 11 represents the first time thatthe chronometer escapement has been used in a wristwatch. The invention is the result of several years’ development work and has been patented worldwide.

2014: Urban Jürgensen Back in Danish Hands
In the case of Urban Jürgensen’s 240 years of history there were several events that can be described as historic recurrence, the most recent happened in 2013 and it lead to Urban Jürgensen returning to Danish ownership.

In 1976, the 200th anniversary of Urban Jürgensen’s birth was celebrated by the watchmaker’s guild in Copenhagen. At the same time, the shop bearing Jürgensen’s name had a small exhibition of timepieces from the past. A young watchmaker by the name Peter Baumberger was passing through Copenhagen looking for antiques when he saw the exhibition in the shop.Peter Baumberger had a vision whilst standing there in Gundesen’s shop. Of course Urban Jürgensen’s timepieces were well known to him, but the idea of buying the shop, including the trademark “Urban Jürgensen”, was a challenge that was too irresistible for him. In 1979, UJS owner granted permission to Peter Baumberger to sign his watches Urban Jürgensen & Sønner. He finally acquired the Company in 1985.

In 2013, the story would repeat itself when a Danish watch collector was presented with an Urban Jürgensen watch in the store that used to be Urban Jürgensen’s atelier centuries ago.

He was looking for the perfect gentleman’s watch; the sales manager proceeded to hand him an Urban Jurgensen Ref. 2 in yellow gold. He was stunned by the sheer level of handcraft and attention to detail the Urban Jurgensen watch exuded and ended up being the lucky owner of number 23 of this limited edition watch. He was given the book “The Jurgensen Dynasty” which helped him to learn about the company’s 240 year history. The choices the company had made in execution of the handcrafted watch were simply awe inspiring.

This watch collector was Soren Petersen and for him as Peter Baumberger felt 40 years prior, the idea of acquiring the Urban Jürgensen company was a challenge to irresistible to pass. After 30 years of foreign ownership, the 14th of November 2014, a Danish Private Investment Group took over the company, included in this group was Soren Petersen, who was appointed President and CEO.

For the past 30 years, Peter Baumberger, Derek Pratt and lately Dr. Helmut Crott has been steering the company forward with concepts for new calibres and a clear foundation for the 21st century. The new ownership plans to build upon this foundation producing complicated timepieces in classically beautiful styles deploying the traditional highly specialized forms of craftsmanship that will honour the long established timeless traditions of the company.

UJS-P8 movement
In 2011, Urban Jürgensen & Sønner presented the prototype of the breakthrough UJS-P8 movement, the world’s first wristwatch movement utilizing a chronometer escapement, thus connecting the marine chronometers and clocks made by the firm in the 18th and 19th centuries directly to the world of watchmaking in the 21st. The extreme precision and accuracy of the detent escapement, which lies at the heart of defining a true chronometer, ranks far above the tourbillon in accuracy and horological importance.

Pivoted Detent Escapement

Nonetheless, until now it was considered an impossibility to successfully implement it in a modern wristwatch. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was used exclusively in ship’s chronometers, built to withstand the motion of the open sea, always with the dial facing upwards in a gimbal mounting and set within a closed box. The demands on a detent escapement fit for the21st century are quite different indeed. In today’s world, the day-to-day shocks of life on the wrist are extreme compared to this marine environment and therefore the original escapement concept had to be altered.

Additionally, this step required smaller dimensions in order to make the detent escapement practical and accurate for modern times. After several years of research and the expenditure of vast funds, Urban Jürgensen & Sønner were successful in creating a new detent movement and far beyond that – the new movement was found to be so robust that it passed Chronofiable® testing, one of the toughest standards in Switzerland for wrist watches, with flying colours. This success closed the circle between the company’s past and present, in an elegant and mechanically perfect way, completely in line with the company’s standards and traditions.

Unveiled at Baselworld 2011, Urban Jürgensen & Sønner’s Reference P8 Chronometer is the world’s first wristwatch with a detent escapement. The new Chronometer P8 “with detent escapement” – adapted to the mechanical wristwatch – achieves a 40% better timing performance than the average COSC certified chronometer.

The collection was again updated in the following years P8 Chronometer Ref. 11C Automatic (2012) and Montre observatoire émail dial – Limited Edition (2013). At Baselworld 2014, Urban Jürgensen & Sonner presented the Tourbillon Minute Repeater Enamel Regulator and the Reference 11 C P8Chronometer with Central Second.

240 years of legacy
In 2013 the book, The Jürgensen Dynasty – Four centuries of watchmaking in two countries (in English) by John M.R. Knudsen was published and this book provides the full history of a unique family of watchmakers. First published exclusively in Danish and quickly sold out, this new and completely updated English edition (2013) provides the full history of a unique family of  watchmakers in 368 pages and more then 560 illustrations.

2021

A team of passionate investors led by master watchmaker Kari Voutilainen acquired Urban Jürgensen. Now onwards, after Sales Service of all Urban Jürgensen watches will be led by Venla Voutilainen, working in close collaboration with her father, Kari.

Contact details
Urban Jürgensen
Rue de Boujean 77
2502 Bienne/Biel
Switzerland 
https://www.urbanjurgensen.com

Vortic Watch Company Military Edition 2021

In 2019, Vortic Watch Company announced a partnership with non-profit, Veteran Watchmakers Initiative with the launch of the Military Edition Watches. The focus of the partnership was to bring awareness to the all volunteer technical school that provides jobs to the disabled war veterans through the art of watchmaking.

Vortic Watch Company Military Edition 2021

The Veteran Watchmaker Initiative (VWI) is the only technical school in the United States dedicated to disabled veterans. The small school, started in 2009, teaches war veterans the highly skilled art of watchmaking. The school is modeled after the Bulova Watch Co. program, which trained disabled veterans for decades after World War II but was shut down in the 1980s when electronic watches became popular. However, the increasing demand for vintage wrist watches and resurgence of American-made products has led to a skills gap in the trade of watchmaking.

Vortic’s exclusive Military Edition Watches are created from pocket watches commissioned by the U.S Army Air Corp (now known as the Air Force) during World War II and were used by aviators to aid in navigation.

Vortic Watch Company Military Edition 2021

The Military Edition is made from original pocket watch movements that are restored by watchmakers from the VWI and other partners. The straps are made with vintage military canvas bags, classic black leather, or bomber jacket material.

After the success of Military Editions released in 2019 and 2020, Vortic Watch Company has announced the launch of the latest addition to this famed collection.

Vortic Watch Company Military Edition 2021

The AN5740-1 was made to order by the United States Government at the beginning of World War II for the use of Army Air Corps. Built according to the strict military aviation specifications, this timepiece is an important creation in the American Watchmaking history.

Three of the Great American Watch Companies – Elgin from Illinois, Waltham from Massachusetts, and Hamilton from Pennsylvania – built mechanisms according to the specifications demanded by Army Air Corps. The dials of these pocket watches were all standardized to be black with simple, white 24-hour markings. Each had a set of white hands, and a long sweeping second hand with a hacking feature that allowed the timepieces to be used not just as pocket watches but as stopwatches.

Vortic Watch Company Military Edition 2021

Named the Master Navigational Watch, these pocket watches were used by the Navigator on Bomber aircraft like the B-17, B-24, and B-29. Each dial was marked with “GCT,” known at the time as Greenwich Civil Time.

Vortic Watch Company Military Edition 2021

Vortic Watch Company has restored the antique mechanical movements of these watches. Mostly produced between 1938 and 1950, these hand-wound calibers have been reinvigorated according to the modem timekeeping standards.

Vortic Watch Company Military Edition 2021

The Military Edition 2021 includes 50 watches featuring an original antique Hamilton 4992B movement. Each timepiece from this new series will be uniquely serial numbered and come with a certificate of authenticity.

Vortic Watch Company Military Edition 2021

Made of 316L grade stainless steel, the case measures 49mm diameter. Despite the massive dimensions, the sloped design of the lugs and the positioning of the crown at 12 o’ clock ensure comfortable fitting. Driven by an antique mechanical movement, this wristwatch displays hour, minute, and hacking sweeping seconds. Equipped with 22 jewels, the hand-wound calibre provides a power reserve of approximately 38 hours.

Vortic Watch Company Military Edition 2021

The dial side of the watch is fitted with a special domed glass handcrafted by White’s Crystals in San Francisco. For the transparent case-back, the brand has opted for Corning Gorilla Glass, which offers unobstructed view of the mechanical movement.

Vortic Watch Company Military Edition 2021

Every Military Edition 2021 watch comes with two straps, custom-made by Greg Stevens Design in Salt Lake City. The first is hand-cut from vintage military canvas duffle bags. The second strap is made of leather and known as “Bomber Jacket” due to its unique texture inspired by a well-worn vintage airmen coat.

The retail price of the Military Edition 2021 watch is US$ 6,995.00. From the sale of each Military Edition watch, $500 will directly benefit the Veterans Watchmaker Initiative’s mission to educate and certify the next generation of American watchmakers.

For more details, please visit https://vorticwatches.com/products/the-military-edition-3rd-edition?ktk=MDZqc3JHLTkyN2M0YzA4MWYz

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Dr. Woo MT Limited Edition

Swiss luxury watch brand Roger Dubuis has introduced a special edition Excalibur watch in partnership with tattoo artist Dr. Woo. This boutique exclusive creation is limited to eight pieces.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Dr. Woo MT Limited Edition

Mixing both creative territories of the artist and the Swiss hyper brand, this new timepiece is the new development of the Excalibur Original collection. The star-shaped bridge is replaced by a specific sapphire dial on each piece that displays a star ship journey’s graphic design by Dr. Woo, revealing his spider symbol on 8 different places.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Dr. Woo MT Limited Edition

A second dial in the back display a cosmic map as Dr Woo’s vision of time. The watch houses a calibre with improved performances: increased power reserve up to 72 hours thanks to tourbillon lower carriage made in titanium. Upper tourbillon carriage in cobalt chrome for better finishing: mirror polish. Both titanium and cobalt chrome are anti-magnetic.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Dr. Woo MT Limited Edition
The skeleton calibres manufactured by Roger Dubuis in Geneva are the essence of the expressive singularity of the Excalibur collection. Complying with the prestigious Poinçon de Genève certification, the Excalibur watches are designed like contemporary works of art. Every single component of this timepiece is finished by hand.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Dr. Woo MT Limited Edition

The case of the watch is made of EON GOLD, patented type of pink gold alloy which will tarnish less than standard pink gold and more resistant to challenging conditions such as salt water.

Technical details

Model: Excalibur Dr. Woo MT

Case
Type: Excalibur with design signature: notched bezel and three lugs
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 12.7 mm
Case, crown, case back and bezel made of EON GOLD
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 10 BAR (100 m)

Movement
RD512SQ
Mechanical, manual-winding movement
Functions: Hour, minute
Number of components: 194
Jewels: 19
Frequency: 3 Hz (21’600 vph)
Power reserve: 72 hours
Diameter: 37.1 mm
Thickness: 6.9 mm
Finishing: Shot-blasted and trued-up main plate and bridges with NAC coating

Dial
Grey double surface flange with engraved minute track and transferred texts, polished and pink gold plated hour markers with SLN in the center. Dr. Woo’s graphic design laser-engraved on a sapphire crystal disc and second engraved pink gold dial inside the back.
Hands: Triple surface hands in pink gold with satin brushed finish on the tilted surfaces and shot-blasted finish on the flat grey surface, SLN tips

Strap
Black 3D calf leather strap engraved with Dr Woo’s langage symbols representing connexion between humans, interchangeable with Quick Release System – QRS
Clasp: Pink gold cover with titanium blades, triple folding, interchangeable with Quick Release System – QRS

Edition
Boutique exclusive
Limited edition of 8 pieces

BREITLING Super AVI

BREITLING has launched Super AVI, the newest watch series that celebrates the aviation history with designs inspired by the original 1953 “Co-Pilot” Ref. 765 AVI aviator’s watch and four legendary planes: the North American Aviation P-51 Mustang, the Vought F4U Corsair, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, and the de Havilland Mosquito.

the North American Aviation P-51 Mustang, the Vought F4U Corsair, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, and the de Havilland Mosquito.
Four legendary planes: the de Havilland Mosquito (bottom left), the Vought F4U Corsair (top left), the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk (bottom right) and the P-51 Mustang (top right)

In the 1930s, Breitling’s Huit Aviation department made its name inventing precision cockpit clocks for the then nascent field of aeronautics. Two decades later, in 1953, Breitling introduced the world to yet another novel flight instrument, this time in wearable form. The Ref. 765 AVI pilot’s watch was an instant hit and a first of its kind that inspired many others. Beloved by aviators, it quickly became known as the “Co-Pilot.”

In 2020, Breitling also launched the AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition, a carefully researched and crafted re-edition honoring this classic chronograph’s legacy.

That pioneering watch is the inspiration for today’s Super AVI, the debut series in Breitling’s Classic AVI collection. Its launch marks nearly a century of aviation timepieces from a brand that has shared some of the field’s finest moments.

BREITLING Super AVI
Breitling Super AVI Collection (from left to right: Super AVI P51- Mustang in stainless-steel, Super AVI Tribute to Vought F4U Corsair, Super AVI Curtiss Warhawk & Super AVI de Havilland Mosquito)

The collection comes in five unique versions honoring four powerful and memorable aircraft, whose filigree silhouettes adorn the watches’ sapphire case backs.

Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 P-51 Mustang, Steel case back

Breitling Super AVI P-51 Mustang

When the P-51 Mustang was built in a mere 120 days, even its developer, North American Aviation, didn’t anticipate what a powerhouse it had on its hands.

P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang

The P-51’s low-drag wings and engine cooling system – considered experimental when the single-seat fighter first took off in 1940 – gave it unprecedented speed and range. The addition of a Merlin engine expanded the plane’s performance to high altitudes, making it the best all-purpose fighter of its time.

Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 P-51 Mustang, Steel

The Super AVI P-51 Mustang pays homage to the best all-around fighter plane of its era in two distinct versions: a stainless-steel case with a black dial and gold-brown leather strap, and an 18 k red gold version with an anthracite dial and a black leather strap.

Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 P-51 Mustang, red gold

Breitling Super AVI Tribute to Vought F4U Corsair

As a WWII naval aircraft, the Vought F4U Corsair had to make tricky takeoffs and landings from carriers and remote landing strips.

Vought F4U Corsair

Speed and lift were of the essence, and the Corsair came through with flying colors, becoming the first single-engine fighter to crack the 400 mph (640 km/h) mark, while also providing an exceptional rate of climb. Its “bent-wing” design, oversized propeller, and signature blue livery make it an emblem of aviation history.

Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Tribute to Vought F4U Corsair

The Super AVI Tribute to Vought F4U Corsair features a blue dial, tone-on-tone chronograph counters, and a black leather strap that take their design cues from the characteristic livery of the record-breaking naval aircraft.

Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Tribute to Vought F4U Corsair

Breitling Super AVI Curtiss Warhawk

Conceived as a pursuit aircraft, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk first flew in 1938 and quickly proved itself as a master of agility. It wasn’t just the plane’s capacity for pulling jaw-dropping turns that gave it an in-flight edge, its robust structure meant it could tolerate harsh weather conditions and even severe combat damage.

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

The Warhawk’s defiant shark-mouth nose art sealed its reputation as the rebel of the skies.

Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Curtiss Warhawk

The Super AVI Curtiss Warhawk, with its military-green dial, white contrasting chronograph counters, and red accents, plays on its namesake’s famous shark-mouth nose art that gave the plane its unmistakable identity.

Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Curtiss Warhawk

Breitling Super AVI Mosquito

In an era when aluminum and steel shortages were common, the engineers behind the de Havilland Mosquito made use of a still plentiful material: wood.

de Havilland Mosquito

The “Wooden Wonder” caused shock waves when it outperformed its metal contemporaries to become one of the fastest planes built between 1940 and 1950. Its superior maneuverability allowed it to multitask in roles as far-ranging as light bomber, night fighter, transport and photographic reconnaissance aircraft.

Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Mosquito

The Super AVI Mosquito features a combination polished and satin-brushed black ceramic bezel and a black dial with white contrasting chronograph counters. Its red and orange elements recall the roundels and markings found on the versatile plane, dubbed the “Wooden Wonder”.

Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Mosquito

The Super AVI’s distinctive design includes large, highly legible Arabic numerals on the dial and bezel. Its sturdy case measures 46 mm, and the oversized crown sits at 3 o’clock. Knurled bezels provide optimal grip, and top-stitched calfskin straps give a nod to the seams found on leather flight gear of the era.

These timepieces have the ability to track a second time zone using the 24-hour marking on the inner bezel and the red-tipped GMT hand. The engine of the Super AVI is the COSC-certified Breitling Manufacture Caliber B04 movement, which provides approximately 70 hours of power reserve.

Technical details

Model: Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 P-51 Mustang, Steel
Reference: AB04453A1B1X1

Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 P-51 Mustang, Steel

Movement
Breitling Manufacture Caliber B04
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 8.33 millimeters
Winder: self-winding mechanical, bidirectional with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz

Functions
Hour, minute, second, date window, second time zone
Chronograph: column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second, 30-minute, and 12-hour totalizers

Certification
COSC-certified

Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 46 millimeters
Thickness: 15.9 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glareproofed on both sides
Case back: screwed steel, sapphire crystal
Crown: screwed in, two gaskets
Bezel: bidirectional ratcheted, with black pointer and numerals

Dial
Black with tone-on-tone chronograph counters
Green emitting Super-LumiNova® luminescent numerals, indexes, and hands

Strap
Gold-brown pilot-inspired leather strap with folding clasp (24/20 mm)

Model: Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 P-51 Mustang, red gold
Reference: RB04451A1B1X1

Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 P-51 Mustang, red gold

Movement
Breitling Manufacture Caliber B04
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 8.33 millimeters
Winder: self-winding mechanical, bidirectional with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz

Functions
Hour, minute, second, date window, second time zone
Chronograph: column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second, 30-minute, and 12-hour totalizers

Certification
COSC-certified

Case
Material: 18 k red gold
Diameter: 46 millimeters
Thickness: 15.9 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glare-proofed on both sides
Case back: screwed 18 k red gold, sapphire crystal
Crown: screwed in, two gaskets
Bezel: bidirectional ratcheted, with black pointer and numerals

Dial
Anthracite with black contrasting chronograph counters
Blue emitting Super-LumiNova® luminescent numerals, indexes, and hands

Strap
Black pilot-inspired leather strap with folding clasp (24/20 mm)

Model: Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Tribute to Vought F4U Corsair
Reference: AB04451A1C1X1

Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Tribute to Vought F4U Corsair

Movement
Breitling Manufacture Caliber B04
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 8.33 millimeters
Winder: self-winding mechanical, bidirectional with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz

Functions
Hour, minute, second, date window, second time zone
Chronograph: column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second, 30-minute, and 12-hour totalizers

Certification
COSC-certified

Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 46 millimeters
Thickness: 15.9 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glare-proofed on both sides
Case back: screwed steel, sapphire crystal
Crown: screwed in, two gaskets
Bezel: bidirectional ratcheted, with black pointer and numerals

Dial
Blue with tone-on-tone chronograph counters
Blue emitting Super-LumiNova® luminescent numerals, indexes, and hands

Strap
Black pilot-inspired leather strap with folding clasp (24/20 mm)

Model: Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Curtiss Warhawk
Reference: AB04452A1L1X1

Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Curtiss Warhawk

Movement
Breitling Manufacture Caliber B04
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 8.33 millimeters
Winder: self-winding mechanical, bidirectional with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz

Functions
Hour, minute, second, date window, second time zone
Chronograph: column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second, 30-minute, and 12-hour totalizers

Certification
COSC-certified

Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 46 millimeters
Thickness: 15.9 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glare-proofed on both sides
Case back: screwed steel, sapphire crystal
Crown: screwed in, two gaskets
Bezel: bidirectional ratcheted, with black pointer and numerals

Dial
Military green with white contrasting chronograph counters
Green emitting Super-LumiNova® luminescent numerals, indexes, and hands

Strap
Brown pilot-inspired leather strap with folding clasp (24/20 mm)

Model: Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Mosquito
Reference: YB04451A1B1X1

Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Mosquito

Movement
Breitling Manufacture Caliber B04
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 8.33 millimeters
Winder: self-winding mechanical, bidirectional with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz

Functions
Hour, minute, second, date window, second time zone
Chronograph: column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second, 30-minute, and 12-hour totalizers

Certification
COSC-certified

Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 46 millimeters
Thickness: 15.9 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glare-proofed on both sides
Case back: screwed steel, sapphire crystal
Crown: screwed in, two gaskets
Bezel: combination polished and satin-brushed black ceramic, bidirectional ratcheted, with red pointer and white numerals

Dial
Black with white contrasting chronograph counters
Blue emitting Super-LumiNova® luminescent numerals, indexes, and hands

Strap
Brown pilot-inspired leather strap with folding clasp (24/20 mm)

UNIMATIC x Massena LAB U1-MLB Limited Edition

Massena LAB has partnered with UNIMATIC on a new limited edition watch, the U1-MLB. Inspired by the professional dive watches issued by the West German Navy in the 1970s, the UNIMATIC MLB marks the culmination of a collaborative trilogy between the two brands.

UNIMATIC x Massena LAB U1-MLB Limited Edition

The collaboration between Massena LAB and UNIMATIC has been a history lesson of sorts, with each watch paying tribute to important watches of the past, reinterpreted for the modern enthusiast. The first – the U1-ML6, drew its inspiration from the dive watches from the 1950s with its red triangle on the bezel and tropical dial. The next watch in the series is the U1-MLM, inspired by the dive watches issued by the French Navy in the 1960s–each unique due to a depigmentation process which produced a range of dial colors from navy to turquoise.

UNIMATIC x Massena LAB U1-MLB Limited Edition

The U1-MLB “Bund” is inspired by the dive watches of the 1970s, particularly the cult Blancpain “Bund”, which was issued to the Bundeswehr Kampfschwimmers, a group of elite special forces in the West German Navy. The dive watch features an all black dial, with a black on black “ghost” signature to maximize the legibility of its ivory Super-LumiNova indices.

UNIMATIC x Massena LAB U1-MLB Limited Edition

Like the “Bund” of the 1970s, the dial of the MLB is characterized by a large, distinctly orange minute hand to differentiate it from the hour hand, both of which are luminous. The U1-MLB also features another key vintage reference, a unique “sterile” bezel, or one with a clean black insert with no markings except for a large luminova marker.

UNIMATIC x Massena LAB U1-MLB Limited Edition

Housed inside the 41.5mm stainless steel case of the U1-MLB is the automatic caliber Seiko NH35A 21600bph, with a power reserve of 41 hours and a hacking feature. Turning the watch over, the viewer is treated to a detailed engraving of sonar waves, like those coming from a submarine.

UNIMATIC x Massena LAB U1-MLB Limited Edition

Fitted with a TPU strap in burnt orange, the U1-MLB is delivered with an alternate black strap, also in TPU, for added versatility. Each example is delivered in a branded UNIMATIC x Massena LAB tough case with a warranty card and unique ID seal.

Launched on November 18th at 11am ET, the MLB ($895 USD) is produced in a limited run of 200 pieces and sold exclusively at http://www.massenalab.com.

Technical details

● Model: U1-MLB
● Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
● Material: Stainless steel
● Dimensions: 41.5mm case; Height 13.6mm
● 2.5mm double domed sapphire
● Anti-reflective coating
● Dial: Matte black with “ghost” black on black signature
● Caseback: Closed steel back
● Lume: Hand-applied Super-LumiNova
● Caliber: Seiko NH35A 21600bph
● Power Reserve: 41 hours
● Water Resistance: 300 meters
● Strap/Bracelet: Burnt orange and black TPU strap
● Lug Width: 22mm

Casio G-SHOCK MTGB2000YBD1

Casio has expanded its premium G-SHOCK MT-G series with the launch of the MTGB2000YBD1. The new model features a multi-layered carbon bezel frame, an advanced take on G-SHOCK’S latest Dual Core Guard Structure of a carbon monocoque case and metal frame. Now with the MTGB2000YBD1, the metal frame is replaced with a laminated carbon frame for improved strength to weight ratio, all in a sleek, black case with bright red accents.

Casio G-SHOCK MTGB2000YBD1

The new multi-layered carbon bezel frame is formed by layering and heat-pressing carbon and glass fiber sheets to make a plate-shaped base material, which is then cut and molded to the desired shape, delivering a bezel frame that is 77% lighter than the stainless-steel frame used in previous models. The model also features a layered-composite band made from both metal and fine resin parts to offer a better fit while retaining the look and luster of metal.

For added strength, the top carbon layer of the bezel frame wraps around the sides of the watch and cylindrical carbon sheets are wrapped around the lugs used to connect the band. A polygonal crown complements the bezel frame design while bi-color layers and dial accents in G-SHOCK’s red add to the luxurious look and feel of the new model.

The MTGB2000YBD1 features G-SHOCK’S premium technical features, including Bluetooth® that allows the watch to be connected to a smartphone via the G-SHOCK Connected app, MULTIBAND 6 Atomic Timekeeping, Tough Solar Power, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, Super Illuminator high-brightness LED, and more.

The MTGB2000YBD1 has a retail price of $1,200.

Technical features

Shock Resistance
200M Water Resistance
BLE (Bluetooth Low-Energy) Time Sync
LED (Super LED)
World Time (27 Time Zones)
Daily Alarm
1 Sec. Stopwatch (24Hr)
1 Sec Countdown Timer (24Hr)
Full Auto Calendar

Delbana Della Balda

Swiss watch brand Delbana pays tribute to its founder Goliardo Della Balda by releasing a new watch collection.

As part of a return to mechanical timepieces and in Delbana’s 90th year, the Della Balda collection presents new ageless classic watches of enduring craftsmanship.

Delbana Della Balda

In the 1920s, Della Balda ventured away from his birthplace of San Marino to create a new life in Switzerland. He had always longed to own a great timepiece, but at the time it seemed unattainable for someone of his humble beginnings. As a young entrepreneur, he was determined to change that and in 1931 realized his dreams of both owning a great watch and establishing a first-class watch company by introducing his own brand, Delbana.

Delbana Della Balda

It was a time of great advancement in the watch industry with new complications and ornaments being regularly invented. Delbana was to bring the experience of owning great Swiss Made timepieces beyond the elite with affordable quality defining the brands mission and future innovation.

Delbana Della Balda

These new celebratory timepieces embrace original principals of quality and design from the early days of the brand with new proportions and materials. Delbana’s crest is prominently featured at the top of the face in tribute to Della Balda’s visionary spirit.

Delbana Della Balda

The guilloche sunray pattern dial paired with classic sword shaped hour and minute hands pay homage to the Swiss watchmaking tradition. Luminous markers and a distinctive red arrow seconds hand complete the elegant design. The Swiss Made automatic movement can be observed through a transparent case back.

Delbana Della Balda

The stainless-steel case is complemented with rose gold PVD or polished stainless steel, applied indexes and Arabic numerals, paired with a black or white dial on fitting leather strap, creates four distinctive combinations.

Delbana Della Balda

The black dial models feature a black disc with white date, while the white display shows the date with black numerals on a framed white disk giving each example abiding character with endless applications.

Delbana Della Balda

Technical details

Case
Polished stainless-steel case with transparent case back
Scratch-resistant, domed sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 50m / 165ft
Diameter: 40 mm
Thickness: 11.5 mm

Dial
Black or white sunray guilloche pattern dial
Stainless steel or rose gold PVD applied indexes and Arabic numerals
Luminous hour markers
Sword shaped, luminous minute and hour hands, red central seconds hand
Date at 3 o’clock

Strap
Genuine black or brown leather strap with stainless steel buckle

Movement
Automatic Sellita SW200 movement with date and Delbana customized rotor, 26 Jewels, 28’800 vibrations per hour, 38h power reserve.

Box
Black Delbana leatherette box

Suggested retail price
CHF 750

BOLDR Odyssey Freediver: Citrus Orange, Mint Green, and White Frost

BOLDR Supply Company has announced the release of three brightly-colored Odyssey Freedivers, adding to a family of tough dive watches that cater to average-to-smaller sized wrists. The watches are limited to 100 pieces each with individual serial numbers from 000/100 to 100/100.

BOLDR Odyssey Freediver Citrus Orange

Available in Citrus Orange, Mint Green, and White Frost, these Freedivers are eye-catching & packed with dive-ready specifications. They are also lighter on the wrist and more affordable than existing Odyssey Freedivers thanks to new quick-release EPDM rubber straps.

BOLDR Odyssey Freediver Mint Green

Each piece comes with a refined case detailed with a polished strip to accentuate its angular lugs. The dive-friendly unidirectional bezel is made from quality stainless steel, coupled with a durable EPDM rubber strap.

BOLDR Odyssey Freediver Mint Green

A faithful companion to those who take on deep blue adventures, the svelte 40mm case fits a wider range of wrists and is rated for 300m water resistance. The dial features clearly marked indexes and luminescent hands, shielded by a flat sapphire crystal lens.

BOLDR Odyssey Freediver White Frost

These timepieces are equipped with the MIYOTA 9015 Japan-made automatic movement.

Technical details

Case
Material: 316L Stainless Steel
Diameter: 40mm
Case Thickness: 14.2mm
Lug size: 20mm
Lug to lug: 48mm
Bezel: 120-click unidirectional steel bezel with Swiss Superluminova
Lens: Sapphire crystal with inner side AR-coating
Crown: Screw-down crown with custom embossed BOLDR logo
Case Back: Single-piece screw-down case back with embossed limited edition artwork
Water Resistance: 300m / 30ATM

Movement
Cal. 9015 Japan-made automatic movement

Dial
Sun-burst, grain dial, linear-brushed hands with Swiss Superluminova
Dial colours: Citrus Orange, Mint Green, and White Frost

Strap
Quick release EPDM Rubber strap

Edition
Each version is limited to 100 pieces with individual serial numbers

Price
US $519

Artisans De Genève: The «Honey Pearl» Project

In its latest bespoke project «Honey Pearl», Artisans De Genève masterfully customized a Patek Philippe Nautilus® 5711/1R watch for an esteemed client.

Artisans De Genève The «Honey Pearl» Project

The mission was to combine the technical aspect of the skeletonized caliber with a unique color and material combination: rose gold, blue and anthracite.

Artisans De Genève The «Honey Pearl» Project

The aforementioned red gold Nautilus® 5711 watch has been aesthetically enhanced by defining a color palette, which also ensures a perfect balance and harmony. The blue dial ring highlights rose gold indexes and the satin-brush finish. The hands shape was selected by the client. They are beveled and satin-brushed.

Artisans De Genève The «Honey Pearl» Project

The 26-330 SC self-winding movement of this timepiece was then carved with immense precision. Each part of the 26-330 SC movement was painstakingly cut, satin-finished and delicately beveled by hand.

Artisans De Genève The «Honey Pearl» Project

The original gold rotor was also finely skeletonized and beveled by hand. This bespoke creation keeps the original elegant blend of the satin-brush and mirror polish finish.

Technical details

  • Base: Patek Philippe Nautilus® 5711/1R
  • Dial: Blue skeletonized, beveled, and 12h/6h polished dial, rose gold indexes
  • Bezel: Rose gold
  • Hands: Rose gold H/M hands, satin finished in the center
  • Movement: modified 26-330 SC skeletonized, beveled, and satin-polished, anthracite treatment
  • Rotor: Openwork 21-carat gold rotor, beveled and satin-polished by hand
  • Case: Original

Disclaimer: Artisans de Genève is an independent company specialized in the personalization of timepieces. It is not affiliated with PATEK PHILIPPE SA nor authorized by them to intervene on their products for any reason whatsoever. This personalization was ordered by a customer, who owns a Patek Philippe® timepiece, for his private use.

Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer

Inspired by a Hamilton pocket watch produced during World War II, Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer blends vintage aesthetics with superior engineering. This new sporty and technical timepiece is a dynamic addition to the brand’s popular pilot watch collection.

Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer

In addition to over one million military wristwatches and marine chronometers, timing devices and other instruments, Hamilton supplied U.S. forces with more than 27,000 Model 23 pocket watches throughout the Second World War.

Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer

A cutting-edge chronograph of its time, the Model 23 was of particular use to U.S. Army Air Force navigators.

Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer

Slim, ultra-legible numerals, cathedral hands and an authentic railway track outer scale, recreate the Model 23’s elegant dial aesthetic in the new Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer. The result is a sporty yet refined variation on a classic pilot watch design.

While the Model 23 was a chronograph and the Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer is not, it retains an indisputably technical feel with its time-only mechanical movement. The most notable features include a bi-directional rotating bezel and a prominent winding crown in reference to the ‘onion’ crowns found on vintage aviation watches (including the Model 23), which were made large enough to be used easily while wearing gloves.

Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer

The Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer is available in two sizes, 43mm or 38mm. The larger version, powered by the ETA caliber 6498-1 mechanical movement, is hand wound and features a distinct small-seconds dial. This version is available in a sleek stainless steel or unique bronze case.

Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer

The smaller version is available with a stainless steel case, and offers a more understated and multi-purpose take on the design, with no small-seconds display. Its H-10 automatic movement features an anti-magnetic NivachronTM balance spring with an extended 80-hour power reserve.

Technical details

Model: Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer 43mm

Case
43mm stainless steel case with bi-directional rotating bezel
43mm bronze case with titanium case back and bi-directional rotating bezel
Thickness: 13mm
Lug width: 20mm
Glass: Double domed sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 m)

Dial
Black dial, Arabic numerals with old radium Super-LumiNova®

Hands
Nickeled cathedral hands with old radium Super-LumiNova®
Rose gold colored cathedral hands with old radium Super-LumiNova®

Movement
ETA caliber 6498-1 mechanical movement with 50-hour power reserve and small second at 6 o’clock

Bracelet
Dark brown leather strap with stainless steel pin buckle
Dark brown leather strap with titanium pin buckle

References
Steel version: H76719530
Bronze version: H76709530

Retail price
Steel version: CHF 1,195/ EUR 1,095/ USD 1,295
Bronze version: CHF 1,450/ EUR 1,345/ USD 1,545

Model: Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer 38mm
Reference: H76205530

Case
38mm stainless steel case with bi-directional rotating bezel
Thickness: 11.4mm
Lug width: 18mm
Glass: Double domed sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 m)

Dial
Black dial, Arabic numerals with old radium Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Nickeled cathedral hands with old radium Super-LumiNova®

Movement
H-10 automatic movement with 80-hour power reserve, NivachronTM balance spring

Bracelet
Dark brown leather strap with stainless steel pin buckle

Retail price
CHF 945/EUR 895/USD 995

Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic Chronograph 44mm

The new Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic Chronograph connects the deep heritage of the original soldier’s watch with the bold design and sporty functionality of a modern chronograph. This is an action-ready field watch made for all of life’s adventures.

Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic Chronograph 44mm

The newest interpretation of the Khaki Field Automatic Chronograph translates that celebrated military aesthetic to the format of a modern chronograph. Powerful and precise, it carries the indelible stamp of its fighting heritage. Its streamlined 44mm case shape, nickeled hands with old radium Super-LumiNova® and dial design with characteristic military minuterie bear the clear influence of the brand’s classic soldiering watches.

Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic Chronograph 44mm

In contrast, the three-dimensional form – moulded from solid Super-LumiNova® – of the numerals and hour markers is a noticeable contemporary innovation. Standing 0.35mm tall, they guarantee incredible legibility day and night.

Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic Chronograph 44mm

The functions of powerful H-21caliber are clearly delineated by the Khaki Field Automatic Chronograph’s three sub dials and red-tipped seconds hand. This automatic chronograph movement offers an extended 60-hour power reserve.

Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic Chronograph 44mm

The Khaki Field Automatic Chronograph’s authentic military look is translated to a ‘bund’ style nubuck leather strap in khaki green. Historically worn by soldiers to protect the wrist from extreme heat, the two-piece strap ensures a comfortable and secure fit.

Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic Chronograph 44mm

Technical details

Model: Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic Chronograph 44mm
Reference: H71706830

Case
44mm stainless steel case with screwed crown
Thickness: 14.15mm
Lug width: 22mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 m)

Dial
Black dial, characteristic military minuterie
Hands: Nickeled hands with old radium Super-LumiNova®, second hand with red colored tip

Movement
H-21 automatic chronograph movement with 60-hour power reserve

Bracelet
Khaki green ‘bund’ style nubuck leather strap with stainless steel pin buckle

Retail price
CHF 1,695/ EUR 1,645/ USD 1,745

Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono White Hawk Limited Edition

Swiss watch brand Bell & Ross expands its BR 05 collection with a new stylish and technically complex chronograph: the BR 05 CHRONO WHITE HAWK.

This new creation combines Bell & Ross’ masculine aesthetic codes with the technical refinement of its high-end watchmaking. The lines of its 42-mm case combine round and square, the basic geometric shapes which form the identity of the Bell & Ross’ brand.

Bell & Ross BR 05 CHrono White Hawk Limited Edition

After releasing black and blue dial versions – signature colors of the new iconic BR 05 collection, Bell & Ross has imagined a color, at the antithesis of the existing ones, and focused on soft tones. To make it pure and timeless, the brand has worked the white as a material to bring depth and vibrancy.

The 42 mm geometric watch, made of surfaces and angles, ensures the bracelet can adapt seamlessly to any wrist. It can be paired with a satin-polished steel bracelet for an elegant look, or a black rubber strap for a sporty chic touch.

Bell & Ross BR 05 CHrono White Hawk Limited Edition

The silver dial with opaline white finish is a perfect match for the color and sheen of the satin-finished and polished steel. The grainy surface dial provides metallic reflections and catches the light.

All information provided by the chronograph function is shown in red. To echo the integrated bracelet concept, the pushers, crown-guard and crown form a single piece which is perfectly incorporated into the volume of the case.

Bell & Ross BR 05 CHrono White Hawk Limited Edition

The dial on the BR 05 CHRONO WHITE HAWK is easy to read and ensures optimal legibility thanks to its graphics and its contrasts. The two snailed counters – for the chronograph minute counter at 9 o’clock and the small seconds at 3 o’clock – give the watch a neoretro look.

Bell & Ross BR 05 CHrono White Hawk Limited Edition

Legible both at night and during the day, the metal skeletonized hour and minute hands and indices are filled with Super-LumiNova®, so are the appliqué numerals.

The BR 05 CHRONO WHITE HAWK timepiece adorns a BR-CAL.301 self-winding mechanism, wound by a 360° clear ruthenium coated oscillating weight. The sapphire glass case-back reveals the beating heart of this movement. As a nod to the name of the watch, a hawk is metallized in silver on the open case-back.

Bell & Ross BR 05 CHrono White Hawk Limited Edition

This new chronograph is limited to 250 pieces.

Technical details

Model: BR 05 Chrono White Hawk
REF. BR05C-SI-ST

Movement
Calibre BR-CAL.301
Automatic mechanical movement

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock and date
Chronograph: 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock, central chronograph seconds

Case
42 mm in width
Satin-finished and polished steel
Screw-down crown
Crown guard
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Water-resistance: 100 metres
Sapphire case-back with 360°oscillating weight

Dial
Silver opaline
Appliqué indices filled with Super-LumiNova®
Metal skeletonised Super-LumiNova®-filled hour and minute hands

Strap
Black rubber or satin-finished and polished steel
Buckle: folding buckle in satin-finished and polished steel

Edition
Limited edition of 250 pieces

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Gold Fever

A new addition to Girard-Perregaux’s Laureato Absolute series, the Laureato Absolute Gold Fever combines bold styling and practicality with a useful chronograph complication and luxurious touches of pink gold.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Gold Fever

Measuring 44mm in diameter, the Grade 5 titanium case is suffused with black PVD and encompasses a blend of straight and circular satin finished surfaces along with polished edges. The model has an impressive water resistance of 300 metres.

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