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ArtyA Son of Gears Gold Shams Magnificent

Swiss luxury watch brand ArtyA has been working with sapphire crystal for several years and has made it one of its specialties, and it is this know-how that is used in the latest piece in the Son of Gears collection.

The perfectly transparent sapphire glass case of this new timepiece is adorned with two imposing and elegant gold inserts. The ArtyA Son of Gears Gold Shams Magnificent watch was created in close collaboration with the famous and talented Geneva jeweler, Mr. Philippe Barbey.

This sophisticated and timeless timepiece stands out with the intricate mix of its skeleton movement, sapphire crystal case and brilliant gold adornment.

This incredible wristwatch has a lab-created synthetic sapphire case that has the same physical properties, visual characteristics and hardness level as the natural gemstones. Inside the 46mm diameter case beats a manual-winding skeleton movement.

Technical details

Model: ArtyA Son of Gears Gold Shams Magnificent

Case
Fully transparent pure sapphire crystal case with anti-reflective treatment with gold inlays
Size: 46 mm
Screwed down full sapphire back case
Sapphire crown

Movement
ArtyA shams exclusive manual winding skeleton golden movement
Hours, minutes
Power reserve: 50 H

Strap
High quality handmade leather strap

Edition
Unique piece 1/1

Price
36’000 CHF

The Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Starwheel

Audemars Piguet presents its new Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Starwheel, a timepiece that combines black ceramic with 18-carat white gold.

Invented in the 17th century, wandering hours are a type of horological complication that display the hours using a system of satellites that gravitate along a minute scale arranged in the form of an arc. This system was rediscovered and reintroduced by Audemars Piguet in 1991.

Named the Starwheel, this unusual mechanism equipped many models up until the early 2000s. Today, the Starwheel is making a comeback in the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet collection.

Equipped solely with a seconds hand, the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Starwheel indicates the time using three discs that point to a 120-degree scale graduated with 60 minutes.

The new Starwheel is a continuation of the models from the 1990s and is housed in the ultra-contemporary Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet case, whose architectural lines are enhanced by the wandering time display.

The architecture of the case is reinforced by the overlapping of geometric shapes, including a round bezel, caseback and Starwheel discs as well as a rounded octagonal case middle.

Blue aventurine serves as a shimmering backdrop for the three discs that rotate on their own axes, like planets in the tiny universe of the dial. The three slightly domed discs are made of aluminium and are tinted black thanks to a PVD treatment, before being adorned with an opaline sand-blasted finishing touch.

The white wandering hours numerals are then transferred onto the dial. Following the contemporary design, the 120-degree minute sector, which extends in an arc from 10 to 2 o’clock, and the inner bezel, are both black with white minute indications.

This new 41 mm reference plays with materials by combining aventurine with 18-carat white gold and black ceramic. This diversity of materials as well as the refined hand finishing – a signature of the Manufacture, which creates an infinite play of light – underscores the complex design of the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet collection. In addition to this, the 18-carat white gold bezel, lugs and caseback contrast with the black case middle and the new black ceramic crown.

Like the gold components, the ceramic case middle is meticulously finished with the iconic interplay of polished bevels and satin-finished surfaces. Furthermore, Audemars Piguet artisans have used their expertise to achieve the perfect alignment between the multiple angular and round surfaces of the case, which is only possible thanks to their manual craftsmanship.

On the dial side, the double-curved sapphire crystal magnifies both the numerous details present in the blue aventurine and the finishing of the various elements, while also bringing increased depth to the dial.

On the back of the watch, the sapphire crystal reveals the movement with the 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight dedicated to the collection. This new reference is fitted with a textured black rubber-coated strap and a new pin buckle engraved with the Audemars Piguet logo, instead of the usual AP monogram.

For the very first time, the emblematic Starwheel display is integrated into the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet collection with the selfwinding Calibre 4310.

This next-generation hour, minute and seconds movement is directly derived from the Calibre 4309, to which a new module has been added. Combining watchmaking technology, traditional know-how and refined decorations, this movement has a minimum power reserve of 70 hours and is water-resistant to 30 metres.

The time display is achieved thanks to a central rotor operating a complete revolution in three hours and on which are fixed three aluminium discs that turn on their own axes.

Each disc has four digits from 1to 12 that take turns in pointing to the arched sector at the top of the dial on which the minute scale is printed. The 18-carat white gold trotteuse is slightly curved at the tip to follow the relief of the discs, indicating the seconds like in a traditional timepiece.

History of Timepieces with Wandering Hours

The wandering hours system can be traced back to the 17th century following a special request from Pope Alexander VII. Suffering from insomnia that was aggravated by the ticking of a clock, he ordered a “night clock” from the Campani brothers who were clockmakers based in Rome. He requested a clock that would be silent and easy to read in the dark.

The Campani brothers presented the Pope with the first wandering hours clock, where the time was read on a semi-circle in an aperture that indicated the quarter hours and was lit from the inside. This night clock was the precursor of the wandering hours system.

From the end of the 17th century, this complication was introduced into pocket watches without backlighting. While the arc-shaped aperture still measured 180 degrees, the minutes were graduated in addition to the quarter hours for greater precision.

In the 19th century, the popularity of the wandering hours complication started to wane. The timekeepers that were produced at this time presented a sector of 120 degrees to facilitate the reading of the time. The quarter hours disappeared along with the small window for the hours, although the display remained mysterious as the mechanism was still hidden.

The 360-degree wandering hours version made an appearance at this time too, although it was gradually replaced by the jumping hour that was to become typical of the Art Deco period during the first half of the 20th century.

In 1989, an Audemars Piguet watchmaker rediscovered the wandering hours system in an article in the Journal Suisse d’horlogerie.

In 1991, after 18 months of development, the Manufacture’s first wandering hours watch was presented (Ref. 25720). Named the “Star Wheel” – probably in reference to the three stars that support the sapphire hour discs fixed on a large central wheel – this watch broke the mystery of its operation by revealing the mechanism.

Between 1991 and 2003, around 30 “Star Wheel” models were produced by the Manufacture in several different collections. These aesthetically creative timepieces varied in design with the arc-shaped aperture present in different lengths and locations, some of which also incorporated gem-setting and open-working.

Today, with the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Starwheel, the Manufacture is reviving this little-known complication as well as paying a highly contemporary tribute to traditional watchmaking.

Technical details

Model: Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Starwheel/ 41 mm
Reference 15212NB.OO.A002KB.01

Case
Black ceramic case middle and crown
18-carat white gold bezel, lugs and caseback
Double glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Case diameter: 41 mm
Case thickness: 10.7 mm
Glare-proofed sapphire caseback
Water-resistant to 30 m

Dial
Blue aventurine dial, black opalinealuminiumdiscs,18-carat white gold hands and black inner bezel.

Movement
Self-winding Calibre 4310
Total diameter: 32 mm (14lignes)
Total thickness: 6.05 mm
Number of parts: 261
Number of jewels: 32
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 70 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 4 Hz (28,800vibrations/hour)

Functions
Hours, minutes and centre seconds

Bracelet
Textured black rubber-coated strap with 18-carat white gold pin buckle

Breitling Top Time Deus Chronograph Limited Edition

Swiss luxury watch brand Breitling and the Australian custom motorcycle and surf outfitter Deus Ex Machina have teamed up once again on a limited-edition Top Time Deus chronograph. It’s the second collaboration between the two brands, following their first sold-out watch release in 2021.

Limited to 2000 pieces, the new Top Time Deus is built for open-road adventure with luminescent indexes and a white lacquered dial contrasted by sky-blue on its subdials and speed-measuring tachymeter scale.

While the color scheme is all new, the details that made the first collab so successful are back, including the lightning-bolt-shaped chronograph hand, mushroom pushers, racing-themed calfskin leather strap and caseback engraving of a Deus bike and rider designed by Deus creative director Carby Tuckwell. Each caseback is marked with the “One of 2000” limitation.

Each new Top Time Deus comes with a co-branded waxed-canvas travel tote. Breitling and Deus have also partnered on a new line of clothing and accessories that fans of the brands can only get their hands on at six Breitling flagship stores worldwide (Seoul Hannam, New York Madison Avenue, Milan, London New Bond Street, London Regent Street and Sydney).

Technical details

Model: Breitling Top Time Deus Chronograph Limited Edition
Reference: A233112A1A1X1

Movement
Caliber: Breitling Caliber 23
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 7.9 millimeters
Winder: self-winding mechanical, unilateral with ball-bearing
Power reserve: approximately 48 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: oscillating pinion, 1/4th second and 30-minute counters
Display: hour, minute, second
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 41 millimeters
Thickness: 14.27 millimeters
Height (upper lug tip to 51.5 millimeters lower lug tip):
Water resistance: up to 3 bar (30 meters)
Glass: convex sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides
Caseback: snapped, stainless steel
Crown: non screw-locked, one gasket

Dial
White dial
Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour markers, hour and minute hands

Strap
Brown racing-themed calfskin leather strap with pin buckle

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracan Sterrato MB Limited Edition

This Boutique Exclusive timepiece by Roger Dubuis was created to mark the launch of the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato.

Limited to 28 pieces, this new creation was born from the partnership between Lamborghini, the super car manufacturer from Italy, and ROGER DUBUIS HYPERWATCH™ manufacturer from Geneva.

MB stands for Monobalancier. The Excalibur Spider Huracán Sterrato Monobalancier (MB) watch houses a self-winding mechanical caliber with a 12° tilted balance, two barrels and rotor inspired by a wheel rim.

Inspired by the automotive world, the Roger Dubuis RD630 calibre was developed specifically for the partnership with Lamborghini Squadra Corse. The twin barrel power supply offers a power reserve of 60 hours.

The movement structure is designed like a super-car engine with strut-bars forming a clear and visible visual signature. The rotor is designed like a super car wheel rim.

This automatic Excalibur Spider watch features a 45mm diameter carbon case with black DLC titanium bezel. It is fitted on a rubber strap with camo pattern, interchangeable with QRS – Quick Release System.

Technical details

Model: Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracan Sterrato MB Limited Edition
Reference RDDBEX1033

Movement
Calibre RD630
Automatic, self-winding
Frequency: 4 Hz / 28’800 Vibrations per Hour
Power reserve: 60 Hours
Diameter lines: 16
Thickness: 7.78 Millimeters
Number of pieces: 233
Number of rubies: 29
Finishing: Shot-blasted main plate. Shot-blasted, trued-up bridges. NAC coated

Functions
Hours, minutes, central second, date

Case
Carbon case
Black DLC titanium bezel with lacquered markings and sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Black DLC titanium open case back with sapphire crystal and metallized Excalibur Huracàn logo
Black DLC titanium crown with orange lacquered ring
Diameter: 45 Millimeters
Water resistance: 5 BAR (50m)

Dial
Red lower flange with transferred texts and minute tracks
Black upper Flange with screw-like hour markers rhodium plated and filled with SLN

Hands
Second hand varnished in orange.
White gold 750/1000 hour and minute hands coated with black PVD
Orange outlined tips filled with SLN

Strap
Rubber and camo pattern strap, interchangeable with Quick Release System – QRS
Buckle: Black DLC titanium cover with titanium blades, triple folding, interchangeable with Quick Release System – QRS

UNIMATIC x MAXFIELD U1S-GMT-M Limited Edition

In collaboration with Maxfield, the legendary Los Angeles concept boutique and archetype of black aesthetic expression, Italian watch brand Unimatic presents a unique edition of 100 timepieces with GMT function.

This model embodies a distinctive stealth all black appearance, nodding to Maxfield’s avant-garde luxury realm, with the only highlight of the GMT hand in contrasting orange, glowing in the dark.

The signature Unimatic diving dial in matte black is paired with anthracite Superluminova markers and matching dark graphics, with a date display window at six.

The phantom hands-set matches the dial color scheme, as the black engraved twenty-four hours bezel insert. The double-domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal provides the best performance in every light condition and provides a cool blue reflex along its edge under a particular light angle.

The thin DLC black brushed finished solid 316 stainless steel case, the screwed-in 2mm thick caseback, the 8mm diameter crown, and the high-quality gaskets set to provide water resistance tested individually to 30 ATM=300m=1000ft.

Inside this watch is the Swiss automatic calibre Sellita SW330 with GMT function, hacking seconds hand and manual automatic winding. It provides a power reserve of 42h and an accuracy of +/- 5 to +/-15 seconds per day.

The watch comes on a matte black snakeskin back-cut strap, in accordance with the Maxfield characteristic rock DNA, and a spare black Unimatic nato strap mounted on black DLC hardware.

U1S-GMT-M is covered by a 24-month worldwide warranty and is part of a unique edition of 100 pieces, celebrated by the UNIMATIC x MAXFIELD caseback engraving, which also bears the individual serial number of each piece.

This UNIMATIC GMT watch has a retail price of 1,595$ excluding taxes.

Technical details

Model: Unimatic x Maxfield Modello Uno U1S-GMT-M
Ref. U1S-GMT-M

Case
Case material: 316 stainless steel
Case finishing: Black DLC brushed finish
Diameter: 40mm (41.5mm with bezel)
Thickness: 11.25 mm
Lugs / lug width: Drilled lugs / 22mm
Bezel: 120 clicks mono-directional safety bezel
Bezel insert: Matte black engraved aluminium 24-hour bezel insert
Crown: Alchemical Sun ☉ 8mm screw-down
Lens: 2.5mm thick double domed sapphire crystal with inner side anti-reflective coating
Caseback: Unimatic x Maxfield caseback
Water resistance: 300m = 1000ft = 30atm WR

Dial
Matte black dial
Super-LumiNova® GL black NL
Dial Trims: Off-black open second rail and dial trims
Date window at 6h

Hands
Matte black ladder phantom hour and minute hands
Reverse lollipop seconds hand with off-black tip
GMT Hand: Matte black, with hollow arrow tip in Super-LumiNova® dark orange

Movement
Automatic calibre Sellita SW330-2, Swiss Made
Frequency: 28,800bph
GMT function, hacking seconds hand
Self-winding/manual winding
Jewels: 25
Accuracy: +/- 5 sec/day up to +/-15 sec/day
Power reserve: 56 hours

Strap
Black matte elaphe carinata back cut two-piece strap
Extra strap: Black nylon NATO strap
Buckle: Black DLC brushed finish buckle signed Unimatic

Product kit
Unimatic x Maxfield tough case, warranty card with unique ID seal

Edition
Limited edition of 100 pieces

Origin
Made in Italy

Warranty
2 years warranty

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Special Edition Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo

In partnership with Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo, Bvlgari has created a special edition of its iconic OCTO FINISSIMO watch.

Limited to 50 pieces, this series preserves the contemporary identity codes of OCTO FINISSIMO while creating a refined, understated vintage aesthetic tactfully instilled by the team at PHILLIPS in Association with Bacs & Russo.

This ultra-thin timepiece in a 40mm titanium case houses a mechanical self-winding movement, platinum micro-rotor. It also features a laser-engraved sand-blasted titanium dial and a transparent case back with special engraving on the sapphire crystal on the reverse side.

Technical details

Model: Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Special Edition Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo
Ref. 103709

Movement
Extra-flat mechanical self-winding movement, platinum micro-rotor, Calibre BVL 138 (2.23 mm thick); 60-hour power reserve; frequency 21,600 vph (3 Hz)

Case and Dial
Sand-blasted titanium case, 40 mm, transparent case back with special engraving on the sapphire crystal on the reverse side; laser-engraved sand-blasted titanium dial; water-resistant to 3 ATM.

Bracelet
Sandblasted titanium bracelet with integrated folding clasp

Edition
Limited edition of 50 pieces sold via Phillips Watches

Christie’s Watches Hong Kong Auctions Autumn 2022 Results – Top Lots

This past weekend, Christie’s Hong Kong realised a combined sale total exceeding HK$202 million / US$26 million / EUR 25 million, marking the second consecutive year for Christie’s Asia of exceeding an annual sale total of HK$500 million(US$ 64 million / EUR 61.9 million) in watch sales.

The auction saw strong global participation from 40 countries; 55% of new buyers are millennials. The Important Watches featuring The Triazza Collection, Part I achieved a total sale of HK$121,822,260 / US$15.6 million / EUR 15.1 million. The Champion Collection, Part VI: The Finest Watchmaking achieved a total sale of HK$80,356,741/US$10.3 million / EUR 9.9 million

The impressive results achieved by ‘Métiers d’Art’ pieces that elevate a craft to the level of art, especially that of enamelling, testify to the growing desirability of timepieces that uniquely combine mechanical perfection and sublime artistry.

Patek Philippe Ref.5208P-001 Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar Chronograph

Also, the two world records set by Patek Philippe, with the Ref.5208P-001minute repeater perpetual calendar chronograph in platinum fetching more than HK$ 10 million (US$ 1.2 million / EUR 1.2 million) as the top lot of the sale, and the Ref. 5073P-001, a minute repeater perpetual calendar set with baguette-cut diamonds achieving over HK$ 13.6 million (close to US 1.3 million /close to EUR 1.7 million).

The Champion Collection is a testament to the determination and dedication it takes to bring pieces together and curate them into a living entity, always evolving and growing to reflect the personality of its owner.

Here are the world record-breaking results and highlights from The Champion Collection, Part VI:

  • Lot 2282: Patek Philippe: An important and highly complicated automatic minute repeating, instantaneous perpetual calendar single-button chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, leap year and day/night indications. Ref. 5208P-001. Circa 2014. Price realised: HK$10,050,000/ US$1,292,600. World Record.
  • Lot 2258: An extremely rare, limited edition ladies Patek Philippe automatic World Time: 18k rose gold with diamond-set bezel and cloisonné enameldial depicting Lake Geneva commemorating the Maison’s 175th anniversary. Ref. 7131/175R. Circa 2015. Price realised: HK$2,772,000 US$356,526. World Record.
  • Lot 2259: A very rare 18k white gold limited edition automatic Patek Philippe; cloisonné enamel dial by Anita Porchet with a lateen sailboat on Lake Geneva to commemorate the 175th anniversary of Patek Philippe. Ref. 5089G-037. Circa 2015. Price realised: HK$2,016,000/ US$259,292. World Record.
  • Lot 2268: A platinum limited edition automatic Patek Philippe with a cloisonné enamel dial by Anita Porchet featuring a butterfly. Ref. 5077P-015. Circa 2009. Price realised: HK 1,638,000/US$210,674. World Record.
  • Lot 2279: A very rare and elegant 18k white gold minute repeating Patek Philippe tourbillon wristwatch with black enamel dial and Breguet numerals. Ref. 5539G-001 .Circa 2014. Price realised: HK$5,040,000 / US$646,102. World Record.

Here is a selection of the sale highlights from Important Watches featuring The Triazza Collection, Part I. All 218 lots offered at auction were sold.

  • Lot 2519: Extremely rare and magnificent, a platinum and baguette-cut diamond-set automatic “cathedral” minute repeating perpetual calendar Patek Philippe with moon phases, 24-hour and leap year indications. Ref. 5073P-001. Circa 2014. Price Realised: HK$13,650,000 / US$1,755,622. World Record.
  • Lot 2523: An extremely rare, limited edition ladies Patek Philippe automatic World Time: 18k rose gold with diamond-set bezel and cloisonné enameldial depicting Lake Geneva commemorating the Maison’s 175th anniversary. Ref. 7131/175R. Circa 2015. Price realised: HK$7,812,000 US$1,004,756.
  • Lot 2522: Possibly unique and historically important 18k gold tourbillon keyless Patek Philippe pocket watch from 1924 with white enamel dial, Breguet hands and numerals, with antimagnetic observatory contest case and sector-dial. First Prize at the Geneva Observatory contest in 1931. Price realised: HK$5,922,000/ US$761,670.
  • Lot 2419: F.P. Journe, a rare 18k rose gold and silver limited edition tourbillon wrist-watch with gilt brass movement; made to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the famed Maison. Only 99 pieces were produced. Circa 2014. Price realized: HK 3,024,000/ US$388,937.
  • Lot 2313: A very rare 18k white gold, diamond and sapphire-set Rolex Daytona automatic chronograph wrist-watch. Ref. 116589. Price realised: HK$2,268,000 / US$291,703.
  • Lot 2369: Cartier, a rarely seen asymmetrical wristwatch “Crash” model in platinum with manual movement and silvered dial signed “Paris”. Price realised: HK$2,646,000 / US$340,320

Introducing Rolex Certified Pre-Owned Watches

Swiss luxury watch brand Rolex has announced a new program that allows the customers to purchase genuine pre-owned watches from its Official retailers.

Certified as Authentic and guaranteed by the brand, these timepieces benefit from the exacting quality criteria inherent to all Rolex products and from a two-year international guarantee, valid from their date of resale in the Rolex Network.

The Rolex Certified Pre-Owned programme enables retailers in the brand’s official distribution network to sell second-hand models that are certified as authentic and which come with a new two-year international guarantee.

@Rolex SA

Rolex Certified Pre-Owned watches will initially be available at Bucherer boutiques insix countries (Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France, Denmark and the UK) from the start of December 2022. Other Official Rolex Retailers who choose to be part of this programme will be able to do so from spring 2023.

The Rolex Certified Pre-Owned programme attests the authenticity of second-hand Rolex watches – that are least three years old – at their time of resale by an Official Retailer displaying the special Rolex Certified Pre-Owned plaque. It guarantees that these watches benefit from the quality criteria inherent to all Rolex products and from the full know-how and professionalism of the brand’s worldwide network of experts.

The Rolex Certified Pre-Owned seal that accompanies the watches concerned symbolizes their status as certified second-hand Rolex watches.

The Rolex Certified Pre-Owned guarantee card, delivered at the time of the sale, officially confirms that the watch is genuine and guarantees its proper functioning. This card bears the words “Certified Pre-Owned” and serves as an official certificate of authenticity.

Zenith Defy Extreme E – Energy X Prix Edition

After four races on three continents across wildly different terrains, the grand finale of Extreme E electric rally racing showdown of 2022 is taking place in the seaside city of Punta del Este in Uruguay.

To mark this event, ZENITH is presenting the DEFY Extreme E “Energy X Prix”, a limited edition of 20 pieces that combines carbon fibre and titanium with striking purple accents that evoke streaks of lightning in a stormy sky. True to the purpose of ExtremeE and ZENITH’s HORIZ-ON initiative, it incorporates recycled and upcycled elements from the championship in the strap as well as the packaging.

Rugged in form and function, the DEFY Extreme E “Energy X Prix” is the world’s lightest and most robust 1/100th of a second chronograph, designed to brave the harshest environments in some of the world’s most remote destinations.

Tried and tested on the electric rally’s off-road courses, it is crafted in lightweight, durable and visually striking carbon fibre. The DEFY Extreme E “Energy X Prix”’s angular geometry exuding is further emphasised by the contrasting microblasted titanium pusher protectors and twelve-sided bezel.

The open multi-layered dial consists of tinted sapphire crystal elements, embellished with purple accents that evoke the lightning-lit skies of Uruguay. Partially visible through the dial as well as the sapphire case back is the fastest automatic high-frequency chronograph calibre in production, offering 1/100th of a second time measurements, with two escapements independently beating at 5Hz (36’000 VpH) for the timekeeping part and 50Hz (360’000 VpH) for the chronograph function.

The movement is also visible through the sapphire display back, emblazoned with the Energy X Prix logo.

Sustainability and environmental awareness are the forefront of ZENITH and Extreme E’s partnership. The DEFY Extreme E “Energy X Prix” is delivered with a rubber strap infused with materials of upcycled Continental CrossContact tires that were used in the first season’s races.

Matching the Energy X Prix purple accents on the dial, the Velcro strap features a black rubber central element surrounded by a purple cordura-effect rubber inlay. The DEFY Extreme E “Energy X Prix” is delivered with two additional straps in black rubber and black Velcro, which can be easily swapped without any tools by using the case back’s ingenious and intuitive quick strap-change mechanism.

The DEFY Extreme E “Energy X Prix” comes packaged in a suitably sturdy waterproof and crushproof watch case inspired by the extreme conditions of the rally, incorporating various upcycled elements from the side-lines of the first season’s races.

The case’s lid coating is made from E-grip recycled tires, while the plate covering is made from parts of an Extreme E racing tarpaulin.

The DEFY Extreme E “Energy X Prix” will be made in a limited edition of only 20 pieces and will be available exclusively at ZENITH physical and online boutiques around the world.

Technical details

Model: Zenith Defy Extreme E – Energy X Prix Edition
Reference: 10.9100.9004-2/24.I301

Movement
El Primero 9004
1/100th of a second Chronograph movement
Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 50 hours
1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz)
1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50 Hz)
Certified Chronometer
Finishes: Black colored main plate on movement + Special black colored oscillating weight with satined finishings

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
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: Carbon & Microblasted Titanium
45mm diameter
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback with Extreme E Energy X Prix engraving
Water resistance: 20 ATM

Dial
Tinted sapphire dial with three black-coloured counters
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1

Bracelet
Full Interchangeable strap system
Coming with an Energy X Prix Recycled tires Velcro Strap and a 2nd strap included
Microblasted Titanium Triple folding clasp

Edition
Limited edition of 20 pieces

Price
26,900 CHF

Casio PRO TREK X MAMMUT PRW-61MA

Casio has launched a new PRO TREK timepiece designed in collaboration with the Swiss outdoor brand MAMMUT.

The PRW-61MA brings PRO TREK and MAMMUT together for a design that is perfect for an urban outdoor lifestyle.

The watch comes with a cloth band and interchangeable soft urethane band that suit a variety of different occasions and clothing styles. The primary cloth band features the monochromatic MAMMUT Alpine all over print of spectacular views of snowy mountains for which the outdoor brand’s designs are known.

The tag on the band is embroidered with the MAMMUT mammoth logo. The soft urethane band is a simple black design with the mammoth logo on the band loop for everyday wear. The timepiece also incorporates the signature MAMMUT orange on the brand name logo on the watch dial, the hour and minute hands, buttons, and other design accents.

Another important aspect of this collaboration is both brands’ commitment to environmental conservation. MAMMUT focuses on eliminating hazardous substances from its manufacturing processes as it develops sustainable products, and the PRO TREK is the first Casio line to incorporate watch parts made with eco-friendly biomass plastics, which were introduced in March 2022.

Reflecting the passion for conserving nature that the two outdoor brands share, the PRW-61MA employs sustainable materials. The cloth band is made of recycled PET material from plastic bottles and other plastics, while the soft urethane band is made of biomass plastics using raw materials from castor seeds and corn. The case and case back are also made of biomass plastics.

In addition, the watch is equipped with the Tough Solar charging system, which effectively converts light from the sun, fluorescent lamps and other sources to power the watch, eliminating the need to regularly replace the battery, thereby further reducing environmental impact.

Technical details

Model: Casio PRO TREK X MAMMUT PRW-61MA

Case
Size of Case: 51.0 × 47.4 × 14.7 mm
Construction: Low-temperature resistant (–10°C/14°F)
Water Resistance: 10 bar

Radio Frequency
77.5 kHz (DCF77: Germany); 60 kHz (MSF: UK); 60 kHz (WWVB: USA); 40 kHz (JJY: Fukushima, Japan) / 60 kHz (JJY: Kyushu, Japan); 68.5 kHz (BPC: China)

Radio Wave Reception
Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day); manual reception

Digital Compass
Measures and displays direction as one of 16 points; measuring range: 0° to 359°; 60 seconds continuous measurement; hand indication of north; bidirectional calibration and magnetic declination correction

Barometer
Measuring range: 260 hPa to 1,100 hPa (7.65 inHg to 32.45 inHg); measuring unit: 1hPa (0.05inHg); atmospheric pressure change indicator (±10hPa/1hPa); atmospheric pressure tendency graph; barometric pressure tendency information alarm

Altimeter
Measuring range: -700 m to 10,000 m (-2,300 ft. to 32,800 ft.); measuring unit: 1 m (5 ft.); manual memory measurements (up to 30 records, each including altitude, date, time); auto log data (high/low altitudes, cumulative ascent and descent); altitude change indicator (±100m/5m, ±1000m/50m); other: relative altitude readings; measurement interval setting (every 5 seconds / every 2 minutes)

Thermometer
Measuring range: -10°C to 60°C (14°F to 140°F); measuring unit: 0.1°C (0.2°F)

World Time
29 time zones (29 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, home city/world time city swapping

Stopwatch
1/100-second; measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99”; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st and 2nd place times

Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second; countdown range: 60 minutes; countdown start time setting range: 1 to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)

Alarm
5 independent daily alarms, hourly time signal,

Other Functions
Auto hand home position correction; hand shift feature (manual or auto [during altitude, barometric pressure, and temperature measurement]); 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; full auto double LED light (Super Illuminator and afterglow: 1.5/3.0 seconds); full auto-calendar

Power Source
Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)

Continuous Operation
About 6 months after full charge, using all functions but without solar charging
About 25 months with the power-saving function ON after full charge

Total Weight
Approx. 55 g

 

Perrelet Turbine Erotic Collection

Perrelet’s iconic Turbine line now welcomes two new erotic-themed models.

Erotic scenes embellish the sub-dials of the new “Turbine Erotic” references A4062/S2 and A4062/S3. Japanese Hentai manga-style characters animate two diverse erotic scenarios in the hues of grey, black and bright red.

These illustrations materialize in their entirety during the rotation of the 12-blade turbine at high speed. A slight oscillation of the turbine keeps the subject of the paintings a secret and act as censorship.

This special “Turbine Erotic” series, in two different versions, is a limited edition of 50 pieces each. Case, dial, movement and strap are identical for both versions. What distinguishes them are the scenes depicted on the lower dial.

Compared to the previous Turbine Erotic series, these latest editions adopt the redesigned case introduced with the Turbine EVO collection a few years ago.

Made of stainless steel and water-resistant to 5 atm, it measures 44 mm in diameter and features redesigned lugs, a smooth flat bezel and the distinctive vertical fluted case band. The prominent crown personalised with the Maison’s logo allows for a better grip when setting the time or winding the watch.

The famous 12-blade dial, a distinctive signature of all Perrelet’s models is protected under a sapphire crystal glass. The propeller, picked out in black anodised aluminium with five tungsten counterweights, rotates in time with the motion of the wrist.

Time-only in their functions, the hour markers mixed with even Arabic numerals, as well as the hour-minute hands are filled with white Super-LumiNova for optimal legibility in any light conditions. The red seconds hand enlivens the dial and matches the brighter colour of the depictions on the sub-dials.

The “Turbine Erotic”is not only an original and exclusive watch in terms of aesthetics. It is also a mechanical timepiece of outstanding reliability. Both versions are powered by the in-house automatic calibre P-331-MHbeating at 28-800 vibrations per hour and offering 42-hour power reserve.

This movement is covered by the prestigious Chronofiable and COSC certifications testifying high precision in timekeeping after having undergone a series of tests.

All Perrelet timepieces are a blend of aesthetics with a strong identity, mechanical reliability and great attention to details such as finishing and decoration.

The sapphire crystal porthole on the case back reveals the refined circular graining on the bridges and the elegant open-worked and rhodium-plated oscillating weight adorned with the Maison’s logo.

Both “Turbine Erotic” models come with a black calfskin strap with a rubber lining, closed by a folding buckle customised with the Perrelet logo.

Technical details

Model: Perrelet Turbine Erotic
Ref.A4062/S2 & Ref. A4062/S3

Movement
Perrelet in-house calibre P-331-MH, mechanical with automatic winding, COSC and Chronofiable certified
28.800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
Number of jewels: 25
Power reserve (fully wound up): 42 hours
Bridges with circular graining finish
Open-worked and rhodium-plated oscillating weight with Perrelet logo

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds

Case
Round, stainless steel
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 13, 82 mm
Flat bezel
Vertical fluted case band
Crown with Perrelet logo
Sapphire glass with double anti-reflective treatment
Transparent sapphire glass case back
Waterproof to 5 ATM

Dial
Turbine technology
12 black anodized aluminium turbine blades with five tungsten counterweights below
Hour markers and Arabic numerals on the flange filled with Super-LumiNova
Central luminescent hour and minute hands
Central seconds hand in red

Sub-dial
Ref. A4062/S2: Erotic scene with Japanese Hentai manga-style characters depicted in grey, black and red
Ref. A4062/S3: Erotic scene with Japanese Hentai manga-style characters depicted in grey, black and red

Strap
Black bi-material strap made of PU and calf leather with alligator pattern and folding clasp with Perrelet logo.

Edition
Limited edition of 50 pieces for each of the two versions

Price
Euro /CHF 4,550

Mido Commander Inspired By Architecture 20th Anniversary Limited Edition

In 2022, Swiss watch brand Mido celebrated 20 years of architectural inspiration with five limited editions paying homage to its flagship collections inspired by remarkable monuments.

Concluding this series, the new Commander Inspired By Architecture 20th Anniversary watch in steel comes with a sunray anthracite dial and light brown Super-LumiNova. This special edition timepiece houses the COSC-certified Caliber 80 Si self-winding movement.

Introduced in 2002, the All Dial collection was the first Mido watch to evoke one of the most famous monuments of ancient Rome in its design: the immense Colosseum amphitheatre. Ever since, the art of architecture has been written into the creative DNA of Mido and has influenced all of its collections.

The lines of the iconic Commander – in constant production by the brand for the past five decades – pay tribute to the undeniably iconic Eiffel Tower.

A delicate sunray finish on its anthracite dial catches the light. The shape of the index at 12 o’clock evokes the Tower’s silhouette. Light brown Super-LumiNova® on the diamond-cut hour and minute hands and polished indexes also recalls its colour. Its luminescence ensures complete legibility at night.

An aperture at 3 o’clock displays the day and date. This dial is protected by a sapphire crystal, ensuring the information can be read at a glance. The radiance of the subtly polished and satin-finished case continues with a bracelet forged from steel and fitted with a folding clasp.

The Caliber 80 Si incorporates high-tech silicon balance-spring and its power reserve of up to 80 hours attest to its reliability. The chronometric accuracy of the Caliber 80 Si is also certified by the renowned COSC. The movement features refined finishes such as Geneva stripes on the oscillating weight, rhodium-coloured treatment and blued screws.

The water-resistance of this limited-edition Commander is guaranteed up to a pressure of 5 bar (50 m / 165 ft). Lastly, the case back is engraved with the Eiffel Tower.

This watch is limited to 1,889 pieces – a reference to the year in which the Eiffel Tower was unveiled. The Mido Commander Inspired By Architecture 20th Anniversary model is presented in a special case alongside a commemorative medallion and a limited-edition certificate.

Technical details

Model: Mido Commander – Inspired By Architecture 20th Anniversary Limited Edition, Reference M021.431.11.061.02

Movement
Automatic Mido Caliber 80 Si (ETA C07.821 base), COSC-certified chronometer, 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.31 mm, 25 jewels, 21,600 vph, silicon balance-spring, decorative disc with Si logo on the balance bridge. Finely decorated chronometer movement with blued screws, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo. Functions: HMSD + Day. Adjusted in 5 different positions for high accuracy. Up to 80 hours of power reserve.

Case
Satin-finished stainless steel, Ø40 mm, 3 pieces, faceted and domed sapphire crystal, screwed case back, finely decorated chronometer movement. Case back decorated with the Eiffel Tower. Limited edition xxxx/1889, engraved serial number, water-resistant up to a pressure of 5 bar (50 m / 165 ft).

Dial
Anthracite, sunray satin-finished, polished applied indexes with light brown Super-LumiNova®, day and date at 3 o’clock.

Hands
Flat diamond-cut hour and minute hands with light brown Super-LumiNova® for enhanced legibility at night, flat diamond-cut seconds hand.

Bracelet
Satin-finished stainless steel bracelet and folding clasp

Christie’s New York Important Watches Live Auction 8 December 2022 – Highlights

Following the success of the auction held in New York this past June, which totaled US$21,743,070, Christie’s presents the New York Important Watches on December 8th. This will be a Live Auction comprising 117 lots, featuring fine vintage and modern horological masterpieces from the world’s most reputable and desirable brands.

Vintage highlights from Patek Philippe include a very rare and attractive 18k rose gold wristwatch with a captivating cloisonné enamel dial featuring a Viking longship, manufactured in 1950, and an extraordinarily rare 18k yellow gold Nautilus Ref. 3700 with a diamond-set bezel from 1980.

Other classic treasures include an attractive 18k gold Rolex Daytona Ref. 6265 along with one of the rarest sport watches produced by Tudor, the “Big Crown” Reference 7924, which was in production for one year only between 1958 and 1959.

More modern timepieces include a number of Patek Philippe desirable green dial references: the striking grande complication 5270P-014 and the Nautilus 5711-014. There will also be a limited-edition Richard Mille Ref. RM67-02 “Alexander Zverev” as well as a Vacheron Constantin platinum minute repeating wristwatch, which was produced in a limited edition of only 10 examples.

Moreover, the sale will present a Single Owner collection of highly desirable Patek Philippe references retailed by Tiffany & Co. as well as a selection of very attractive and rare skeleton, gem and diamond-set, or hardstone dial timepieces.

New York Important Watches – Top Lots

Lot 113: Audemars Piguet Ref. 26591TI.OO.1252TI.02, Royal Oak. A very fine and extremely rare titanium minute repeater supersonnerie wristwatch, limited to 35 examples.

Audemars Piguet reference 26591TI is one of the most impressive and rare timepieces from the contemporary Royal Oak family. Released without fanfare in 2021 in only 35 examples, this model of the iconic Royal Oak has been crafted in a large 42mm case with a beautiful salmon tapisserie dial. With its large case and bracelet, one would expect a heavy presence on the wrist.

This timepiece weighs at a mere 124 grams thanks to its titanium construction. Furthermore, a minute repeating supersonnerie has been integrated in the timepiece. The titanium case gives the complication’s chime a unique tonal resonance.

Estimate: US$350,000-550,000

Lot 46: Patek Philippe. A very fine, rare and attractive 18k rose gold wristwatch with cloisonné enamel dial, manufactured in 1950.

Wristwatches fitted with cloisonné enamel dials take a most prominent position in terms of beauty, craftsmanship, and rarity. Produced mostly in the 1940s and 50s, Patek Philippe made an exceedingly small number of “time only” wristwatches where highly detailed and incredibly artistic cloisonné enamel dials were fitted.

Only an extremely small number of watches were upgraded with these wonderful dials, depicting popular motifs such as a jungle, a lighthouse and sail boats, flowers, portraits, and maps.

The present dial was crafted to special order in 1950, and was, most likely, originally delivered to France, to be housed in a French-manufactured case.

After World War II, this was quite common practice in alignment with the post-war economic effort. Importing foreign jewellery was prohibited in France, so many Swiss makers had their cases made in France, often after their own Swiss model.

Given these constraints, Patek Philippe worked closely with French firms such as Guillermin, providing dials and movements under the agreement that Patek Philippe standards would be upheld.

This watch was sold previously at Christie’s in 2005 and has remained well-preserved with the present consignor.

Today, most of the vintage wristwatches by Patek Philippe fitted with cloisonné enamel dials are either in the world’s most important and exclusive private collections, or permanently showcased in the firm’s museum in Geneva.

Estimate: US$200,000-400,000

Lot 108: Patek Philippe Ref. 3700, Nautilus. An extremely rare and attractive 18k yellow gold and diamond-set bracelet watch with date. Manufactured in 1980.

The present lot may be one of the rarest Nautilus watches to exist. According to research, this watch is the second reference 3700/4 to ever appear at auction.

In addition to the present lot’s rarity with a well- preserved case and bracelet crafted from 18k yellow gold, the bezel is factory embellished with 72 glamorous diamonds. Typically, stones are set directly on top of the bezel, but reference 3700/4 has them placed on the outer bevel.

Estimate: US$230,000-330,000

Lot 72: Rolex Ref. 6265, Daytona. A very fine and rare 18k yellow gold chronograph wristwatch. Manufactured in 1981.

Four-digit Rolex Daytona’s are some of the most desirable and collectible wristwatches, and reference 6265 is no exception. The timepiece is constructed from 18k yellow gold and has a screw-down crown and pushers to ensure a water-tight seal.

The watch has a matte black dial and gold registers that complement the 18k yellow gold case. This gold and black combination provides a striking, beautiful contrast.

Another interesting and distinctive feature about Reference 6265 is the “Oyster” text below Rolex. It is in larger type and “Perpetual” is absent because the watch is manually wound. The sporty 18k yellow gold case measures 37mm in diameter.

Estimate: US$160,000-260,000

Lot 67 – Tudor “Big Crown” Reference 7924.This reference was manufactured only in 1958 and 1959.

With serial numbers ranging from 275XXX to 295XXX, reference 7924 is an exceptionally rare watch and a grail among vintage watch collectors worldwide. Reference 7924 was Tudor’s most capable dive watch in the late 1950’s thank to its thick, robust, stainless steel case and oversized 8mm crown.

Rated to 200 meters/660 feet, the 7924 was the brand’s offering alongside Rolex Reference 6538 and Reference 5510. In fact, aside from the movement and dial, Tudor reference 7924 is identical to its iconic Rolex “Big Crown” brothers.

The present lot reference is the only vintage big crown produced in a series by Tudor. It is also the last “No Crown Guard” 200 meter depth rated dive watch made by the brand.

Estimate: US$60,000-100,000

Lot 22: Patek Philippe Ref. 5711/1A-014, Nautilus. A very rare and highly desirable green dial, steel bracelet watch with date.

The present lot, reference 5711/1A-014, commemorates the final “victory lap” of the Nautilus Reference 5711. It is the last steel 5711 and it was produced only for one year in very limited numbers, already makes this an extremely exclusive watch.

What differentiates the reference 5711/1A-014 is the olive green dial: It is the only Nautilus to sport a dial in this very subtle green tone.

The case has a standard three-part construction rather than the original monobloc case, allowing for easier serviceability and a sapphire case back to view the in-house Calibre324 S C. The timepiece has a date complication with white gold hands and hour markers.

Estimate: US$200,000-400,000

Lot 117: Patek Philippe Ref. 5270P-014. A very fine and rare platinum perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, leap year, day/night indicator, and green dial.

From enthusiasts to collectors alike, all eyes were captured at Baselworld 2011 with the introduction of Patek Philippe reference 5270. The timepiece marked the latest iteration from the legendary Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph family that began with Reference 1518 in 1941.

Reference 5270 sets itself apart from its predecessor (Ref. 5970) with a case diameter increased to 41mm and a case thickness decreased by 1mm. The in-house Calibre CH 29-535 PS Q’s additional complication of a day/night indicator further highlights the engineering prowess. The subsidiary registers are, quite playfully, lowered just below the central axis.

The present lot, reference 5270P-014, is among the latest 2022 releases from the perpetual calendar chronograph family. Besides the bold and beautiful green dial, Patek Philippe has opted for a new style of pointed dauphine-style hands; broad and faceted, they resemble the hour markers on the dial. The outer tachymeter scale has also been omitted in favour of a “sporty” minute ring that gives the watch a cleaner aesthetic.

Estimate: US$200,000-330,000

Lot 99: Richard Mille Ref. RM67-02 “Alexander Zverev”. A very fine and rare tonneau-shaped wristwatch, number 297 in a limited edition of 497 examples.

Made to withstand the forces produced in high-intensity activities, the Richard Mille RM67-02 collection includes the perfect watches for super athletes. The present lot was made in collaboration with German tennis superstar Alexander Zverev who personally wears this model while playing tennis. It is distinguished by the use of red and gold accents in the mid case, echoing the colours found on the flag of Germany.

The present timepiece has a comfortable thickness of 7.8mm and an impressive weight of only 32 grams, which includes the strap. It is the lightest strap the brand has ever produced.

The incredible feather-light weight can be attributed to the patented Carbon and Quartz TPT (Thin Ply Technology) and titanium used to create the case. The rotor of the automatic-winding calibre is visible through the skeletonised movement. The watch comes with a seamless elastic stretch strap.

Estimate: US$180,000-350,000

Lot 79: F.P. Journe, Octa Réserve de Marche. A very rare and early 18k rose gold wristwatch with date, power reserve, and brass movement.

Introduced in 2001, the Octa Réserve de Marche was F.P. Journe’s first automatic wristwatch following the legendary Tourbillion and Résonance. During the 2001-2014 production period of the Octa Réserve de Marche, approximately 800 pieces were created, making this an extremely rare and coveted timepiece.

The present lot’s collectability is furthered by a brass movement that is only found in Journe’s earliest work; it is quite distinct from the contemporary red gold movements which have since become synonymous with the brand.

The dial has begun to develop a light patina, which is normal and highly desirable in Journe’s earliest work. This is due, at the time, to the work-in-progress in mastering dial lacquering. The present lot has a 38mm yellow gold case.

Estimate: US$120,000-220,000

A collection of Patek Philippe Watches retailed by Tiffany & Co.

The sale will be hosting a Single Owner collection of highly desirable Patek Philippe references retailed by Tiffany &Co.

Lot 106 – Patek Philippe Ref. 5990/1A-001, Nautilus. A very rare steel travel time flyback chronograph bracelet watch with date and day/night indicators, signed and retailed by Tiffany &Co.

Introduced in 1976, the design of the Patek Philippe Nautilus was inspired by a ship’s portholes. The original reference 3700 was constructed with a monobloc case, replicating the way portholes were opened on vessels.

The present lot, reference 5990/1A-001, dates to 2018. It is one of the most functional watches from the Nautilus line, and greatly favoured by collectors.

The watch features a travel time function with disguised pushers that are found in the left “ear” of the case. The pushers adjust a second time zone hand that can be jumped forwards and backwards by the hour. An ingenious touch: When a second time zone is not necessary, that hand can be discreetly tucked out of sight behind the primary hour hand.

The watch also features day/night indicators to correspond with the hands. The case of this complicated wristwatch measures in at 40.5mm and is crafted from steel. The iconic “Tiffany & Co.” signature is subtly placed near the 6 o’clock register.

Estimate: US$150,000-250,000

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre Sonatina ‘Peaceful Nature’ Series

Inspired by Asia’s centuries-long artistic tradition of depicting the natural world, Swiss luxury watch manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre enriches the Rendez-Vous Sonatina ‘Peaceful Nature’ series with three new timepieces.

As a joyful ode to nature and its special place in the Asian artistic tradition, the new Rendez-Vous Sonatina trilogy calls upon three of the decorative crafts that Jaeger-LeCoultre has so thoroughly mastered in its Métiers Rares® (Rare Handcrafts™) atelier: miniature-painting, lacquer work and gem-setting.

The use of lacquer, with its incomparable translucence and rich lustre, draws on deep links between Asian craft and European style.

Plants and animals have always been highly symbolic in Asian cultures, imbued with special powers and attributes, and scenes from nature play an important role in Asian art history. Closely studying the correct forms and anatomy of plants and animals, artists have for centuries reproduced them in delicate and highly accurate detail.

Nature-painting reached its peak with “flower-and-bird pictures” (known as kachoga in Japan and Hwajohwa in Korea). Jaeger-LeCoultre’s designers and Métiers Rares® artists have interpreted these artistic traditions on the dials of the new timepieces, uniting the crafts of lacquer work, miniature-painting and gem setting with consummate skill.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Sonatina Peaceful Nature – Crane

Against a background of deep blue-green lacquer, a crane (tsuru in Japan) hovers above a pine tree, the arc of its wings following the curving lines of the dial layout. Revered throughout Asia as an auspicious sign, the crane embodies happiness and a soaring spirit.

Symbolising longevity because it was thought to live for 1,000 years, and being monogamous, it often appears in wedding décor, representing a long and peaceful life for the couple. The pine tree, as an evergreen, is also considered a symbol of longevity and virtue.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Sonatina Peaceful Nature – Kingfisher

A golden-brown dial is adorned with the delicately painted branches of a red quince tree – also a symbol of longevity, renewed and rejuvenated by the reappearance of its blossom every spring.

Amid its red blooms perches a kingfisher (hisui in Japan; cuiniao in China). A harbinger of summer, the kingfisher is a positive symbol in almost every cultural tradition, representing beauty and virtue, fidelity and devotion, faithfulness and happy marriage.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Sonatina Peaceful Nature – Koi

On the black dial, a vivid orange-coloured koi swims beneath the gently rippling surface of a pond, framed by the spreading branches of a willow tree – a symbol of spring and, thus, of romance and feminine charm.

The delicate qualities of the willow are balanced by the strength of the koi – believed to confer strength of purpose, courage and perseverance in the face of adversity, bringing the rewards of success, abundance and good fortune.

Executed entirely by hand in the Jaeger-LeCoultre Métiers Rares® atelier, each of these dial compositions has been brought to life in a remarkable ballet of skill and precision over the course of many weeks.

The Rendez-Vous Sonatina dial is asymmetrical yet perfectly balanced, anchored by the collection’s signature floral hands and numerals. The applied numerals, graduated in size, form a crescent that wraps around the delicate painting.

A fine oval-shaped ring of diamonds runs beneath the applied numerals, drawing the eye to the painted image and complementing a glittering circle of grain-set diamonds on the bezel. In the midst of each image, visible through an oval-shaped aperture, the Night & Day indicator completes one rotation every 24 hours.

Set on the edge of the dial, a delicate golden star marks the time of a special rendezvous or meeting, which can be moved into position by a second crown set in the side of the case. When the time comes, a single strike on a gong concealed within the watch mechanism releases a melodious chime to remind the owner of her appointment.

Each of these timepieces houses Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Manufacture Calibre 735, a self-winding movement with a chiming complication and night-day indicator developed specially for the Sonatina. The intricacy and fine details of this mechanical caliber can be admired through the transparent sapphire crystal case-back.

Alligator leather strap, complementing the dial colour and given a glowing, pearlised finish, is fastened to the wrist by a pink gold folding buckle.

Limited to 10 examples of each model, the new Rendez-Vous Sonatina timepieces are available exclusively from Jaeger-LeCoultre boutiques.

Technical details

Collection: Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Sonatina Peaceful Nature
Reference: Q35924J1/J2/J3

Models
Rendez-Vous Sonatina Peaceful Nature – Crane
Rendez-Vous Sonatina Peaceful Nature – Kingfisher
Rendez-Vous Sonatina Peaceful Nature – Koi

Case
Pink gold 750/1000 (18 Karats)
Dimensions: 38.2mm diameter x 10.59mm thick
Case-back: Open
Water resistance: 5 bar

Movement
Self-winding Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 735
Power reserve: 40 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds; Rendez-vous indicator, Night& Day indicator

Strap
Shiny alligator

Gem-setting
Diamonds: 160 (for 1.86 carats)

Edition
Limited edition of 10 pieces each

Nivada Grenchen x seconde/seconde/ CHAOSMASTER TIME+TIDE

In collaboration with seconde/seconde/ and TIME+TIDE, Swiss watch brand presents limited edition CHAOSMASTER watches.

Romaric André, the founder of seconde/seconde/ disrupts Nivada Grenchen’s CHRONOMASTER AVIATOR SEA DIVER watch with another hallmark pop-minimalist graphic twist. The CHAOSMASTER watch in stainless steel is available in three emoji variations, each one produced in a limited edition of 33 pieces.

This is the second collaboration between Nivada Grenchen and seconde/seconde/. Initiated in September 2022, the Super Antarctic “KEEP FROZEN” was the first one.

The CHAOSMASTER’s proportions and design, with its ‘Broad Arrow’ style hands, both sporty and casual chic, take us back to the 1970s when a real watch brought elegance to the wrist. The polished and brushed case of this chronograph measures 38mm diameter. It houses a Sellita SW510 BH B movement, which is both manual and self-winding.

The CHAOSMASTER comes on a Tropic-type rubber strap, directly inspired by the diving watch straps of the middle of the last century.

All three CHAOSMASTER versions will be available for the price of $1,995 USD, starting 30 November 2022, exclusively at: https://shop.timeandtidewatches.com/

Technical details

Model: Nivada Grenchen x seconde/seconde/ CHAOSMASTER TIME+TIDE
Reference: 86007M

Edition
Limited Edition: 33 pieces for each one of the 3 versions

Movement
Sellita SW510 M BH B
Chronograph, manual winding
Power reserve: 63 hours

Functions
Chronograph
Tachymeter
Yachting timer at 3 o’clock

Case
Material: 316L Stainless-steel
Finish: Polished and satin-brushed
Diameter: 38 mm
Thickness: 13.7 mm
Crystal: Double domed sapphire crystal
Bezel: Unidirectional, rotating, in aluminum
Case back: Stainless steel, screw-in
Water resistance: 10ATM, equivalent to about 100 meters

Retail price
1,995 USD

Singer Reimagined Flytrack Perpétuel Limited Edition

Singer Reimagined has launched a special edition of its emblematic Flytrack watch in collaboration with Perpétuel.

The limited edition Singer Reimagined Flytrack Perpétuel watch comes with a matte green dial paired with a circular-brushed golden flange. The “Flytrack” seconds hand works in conjunction with a pulsometer scale printed with golden Eastern Arabic numerals and graduated for 15 pulsations.

Push the button, count 15 beats and read your heart rate from the scale. At the dial’s periphery, the hour disc also features Eastern Arabic numerals set against a black ceramic aluminium background. The different time indications stand out in orange, ensuring enhanced legibility and a modern touch.

The stylish barrel-shaped316L stainless steel case has a 43mm diameter and features a thin, round bezel. Its dynamic yet elegant shape is accented with alternating polished and brushed finishes and is softy curved for enhanced ergonomics.

Positioned at 2 and 4 o’clock, the pusher and the crown are made of ZRN gold colour-coated titanium. The individual limited-edition number of each watch is indicated by the18-carat gold plate applied on the case. The water-resistance is rated 10 ATM / 100 meters.

The exhibition caseback offers a view of the hand-wound Singer AG6364 calibre. Comprising 314 components, this superb movement is derived from the mighty Agengraphe calibre. It runs at 3 Hz, and its two barrels can store 72 hours of power reserve. The movement finishes include Geneva stripes, perlage, beautiful anglage and meticulously polished jewel sinks.

Released in an exclusive run of 10 watches only, the Singer Reimagined Flytrack Perpétuel Limited Edition is worn on a green textile strap matching the colour of the dial. It is secured by a steel folding clasp released by a pair of pushers.

Technical details

Model: Singer Reimagined Flytrack Perpétuel Limited Edition

Case
Dimensions: 43mm x 15mm
Brushed and polished 316L steel
ZRN gold colour Grade 5titanium crown, pusher and bezel
Sapphire crystal with double-sided anti-reflective coating
Screw-down caseback with sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 10 ATM (100m)

Dial
Matte khaki green with golden flange
Pulsometer scale in Eastern Arabic numerals
Ceramic aluminium peripheral hour disc

Movement
Hand-wound calibre Singer Reimagined 6361 – 34.40mm x 7.18mm – 21,600 vibrations/hour – 72-hour power reserve –314 parts, including 49 jewels – hours on peripheral disc, central minutes and central seconds with flyback and “zero-reset” function

Strap
Khaki green textile – steel security folding buckle

Availability
Limited edition of 10 pieces

Price
AED98,100 (excluding VAT)

Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo Hong Kong Watch Auction XV Results

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV held on 28 and 29 November 2022, achieved a total sale of over HK$182 million/ US$23 million, exceeding the pre-sale high estimate and bringing the annual total to HK$446 million/ US$57 million, the highest ever achieved by the Phillips Watch department in the region.

The star lot of the sale was the Patek Philippe ref. 2499, which realised over HK$10 million/ US$1.3 million. Another highlight was the Patek Philippe ref. 2508, which sold for HK$756,000, eight times its pre-sale low estimate, showing the Asian market’s strong interest in vintage watches.

Phillips also offered a wide selection of rare creations from the independent watchmakers. The Philippe Dufour Simplicity white gold wristwatch achieved four times its pre-sale low estimate, and the Roger Smith Series 2 in pink gold was sold for three times its pre-sale low estimate.

Top 12 Lots of the Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

(1) Lot 858: Patek Philippe, Ref. 2499, yellow gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch. Circa 1953

  • Estimate: HK$7,800,000 – 15,600,000/ US$1,000,000-2,000,000
  • Price Achieved: HK$10,656,000/ US$1,363,968

(2) Lot 938: Patek Philippe, Ref. 5207/700P-001 platinum perpetual calendar minute repeating tourbillon wristwatch. Circa 2016

  • Estimate: HK$5,500,000 – 8,500,000/ US$705,000-1,090,000
  • Price Achieved: HK$6,905,000/ US$883,840

(3) Lot 975: Philippe Dufour, white gold wristwatch with small seconds. Circa 2007

  • Estimate: HK$1,600,000 – 3,200,000 / US$205,000-410,000
  • Price Achieved: HK$6,905,000/ US$883,840

(4) Lot 887: Patek Philippe, Ref. 5275P-001 limited edition platinum chiming wristwatch, made for the 175th anniversary of Patek Philippe. Circa 2015

  • Estimate: HK$3,000,000 – 5,000,000/ US$385,000 – 641,000
  • Price Achieved: HK$4,662,000/ US$596,736

(5) Lot 845: Roger Smith, Series 2 in pink gold. Circa 2011

  • Estimate: HK$1,500,000 – 2,500,000/ US$192,000-321,000
  • Price Achieved: HK$4,410,000/ US$564,480

(6) Lot 826: Patek Philippe, Ref. 5650G-001 limited edition white gold semi-skeletonized dual-time wristwatch, one of a limited edition of 500 pieces. Circa 2017

  • Estimate: HK$1,560,000 – 3,120,000/ US$200,000-400,000
  • Price Achieved: HK$3,780,000/ US$483,840

(7) Lot 1000: Patek Philippe, Ref. 5078P-010 platinum minute repeating wristwatch. Circa 2012

  • Estimate: HK$2,600,000 – 3,600,000/ US$333,000-462,000
  • Price Achieved: HK$3,780,000/ US$483,840

(8) Lot 915: Rolex, Ref. 6239 stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with “Paul Newman” dial. Circa 1967

  • Estimate: HK$2,800,000 – 3,800,000/US$359,000-487,000
  • Price Achieved: HK$3,402,000/ US$435,456

(9) Lot 894: Audemars Piguet, Ref. 26620IO.OO.D077CA.01, titanium semi-skeletonized flying tourbillon wristwatch, one of a limited edition of 250 pieces. Circa 2021

  • Estimate: HK$1,200,000 – 2,400,000/ US$154,000-308,000
  • Price Achieved: HK$3,024,000/ US$387,072

(10) Lot 841: F.P. Journe, Ref. T30, silver and pink gold limited edition tourbillon wristwatch with hinged caseback

  • Estimate: HK$1,180,000 – 2,400,000/ US$151,000-308,000
  • Price Achieved: HK$3,024,000/ US$387,072

(11) Lot 886: Patek Philippe, Ref. 5711/1P-001, limited edition platinum wristwatch made for the 40th Anniversary of the Nautilus. Circa 2017

  • Estimate: HK$1,500,000 – 3,000,000/ US$192,000-385,000
  • Price Achieved: HK$3,024,000/ US$387,072

(12) Lot 894: Audemars Piguet Ref. 26620IO.OO.D077CA.01, Titanium semi-skeletonized flying tourbillon wristwatch with hand-painted white gold Marvel Black Panther 3D figure, one of a limited edition of 250 pieces, Circa 2021

  • Estimate: HK$1,200,000 – 2,400,000/$154,000-308,000
  • Price Achieved: HK$3,024,000/ US$387,072

Total Sales

Total: HK$ 182,209,180/ US$23,322,775
Lots sold: 264
Lots offered: 264
Sold by lot: 100%
Sold by value: 100%

Wryst reveals a motorsport and racing enthusiast watch series

Motorsports and watchmaking have been closely associated with each other since the beginning of the competitive automobile events in the mid 19th century. For many watch brands, this alliance has remained an integral part of their ongoing tradition. Since the arrival of wrist chronographs, this segment has become more popular.

Presently, we can find various types of chronograph watches that are especially dedicated to the motor-racing world. Some are traditionally styled while a number of models come with futuristic designs.

Wryst is an established player in the luxury sports watch segment. Known for revolutionary designs, it offers meticulously crafted automatic and quartz timepieces. For the motorsports enthusiasts and professionals, the brand has recently launched two new chronographs, namely MS 620 and MS 630.

These new references belong to the men’s racing watches Motors range. As far the design part is concerned, both the new models boast the emblematic curved silhouette.

The barrel-shaped watches are much sought-after by enthusiasts from all over the world. Representing only a minuscule percentage in total production due to the complexity involved in their manufacturing, these types of wristwatches maintain a distinct status.

Except the Ultimate series, all Wryst collections (Force, Elements, Motors and Racer) offer timepieces with a distinct curved structural design. For these new Motors watch models, the brand has opted for a 50mm diameter case made of solid stainless steel.

Demonstrating an ingenious and sensible construction, both the new models come with most of the distinctive characteristics associated with the company. Foremost, the skilfully designed and crafted exteriors not only provide the watch a unique look, they also ensure the best possible wearing experience.

Apart from the ground-breaking design, the built quality is also exceptional. Thanks to the use of high-grade steel, these models are physically robust, reliable and corrosion-resistant. The extended side-edges of the case protect the operating elements (crown and pushers) from the damages and inadvertent activation.

Each of the new Motors watches can be distinguished from their dials and straps. For instance, the man watch Wryst Motors MS620 spotlights a stunning white dial with red and black details. Moreover, this model comes with a flexible, dual-toned silicone strap with a black and red colour combination.

The second option, motorsport luxury mens watches Wryst Motors SX630, has a black dial with red and white details. Its distinct black carbon fibre leather strap with red stitching and edges gathers inspiration from the chequered flags used in the motor-racing events.

The dials of MS 620 and MS 630 evoke their evident connection to the high-performance vehicles. The distinguishing three-counter layout of these chronographs is inspired by the dash-boards of iconic sports-cars and bikes. The sizzling red-colour hands employed for chronograph and small-seconds function instantly remind the daring nature of high-speed racing.

Each timepiece is equipped with an innovative strap attachment system that ensures a seamless fitment and comfortable wearing. The brand also provides additional straps with each model.

These new chronographs are equipped with state-of-the-art quartz movements manufactured in Switzerland. Provided with a precise stopwatch function capable of calculating 1/10th of a second, the high-precision movement delivers optimum performance needed for timing high-speed competitive events as well as for daily activities.

These models come with an equally brilliant case-back. Made of stainless steel and secured with four screws, it reinforces the overall structure. Along with domed sapphire crystal glass and screw-in crown, it assures a remarkable water-resistance rating of 100 meters. Furthermore, the case-back with the distinctive spoke design takes inspiration from sports-car wheels.

Being a boutique brand, Wryst typically makes restricted number of timepieces for ensuring excellence and exclusiveness. Therefore, MS 620 and MS 630 models are limited to 75 pieces each. Each model costs $1,009, means that you are getting an excellent opportunity to acquire a superb racing chronograph in a reasonable price range.

In addition to these new references, other collections of luxury watches Wryst are also available for purchase on the official online boutique of the brand.

Christiaan van der Klaauw CVDK Planetarium Dunes of Mars Limited Edition

With this beautiful astronomical timepiece, Christiaan van der Klaauw pays tribute to planet Mars, the fourth planet in our Solar System.

The fascinating CVDK Planetarium Dunes of Mars limited edition watch features the smallest mechanical Planetarium in the world, made with a specially created CVDK signature Aventurine Glass dial in red – portraying Mars its red sandy grounds.

Known as the Red planet, Mars makes a complete orbit around the Sun (a year in Martian time) in 687 Earth days, which can be seen in real time on the Planetarium dial.

Driving this complex astronomical wristwatch is the proprietary CVDK7386, automatic movement. The rotor is engraved with planets, stars and the ‘Sun with 12 Claws’, the logo of Christiaan van der Klaauw. This 35 jewel calibre provides a power reserve of 96 hours.

The CVDK Planetarium Dunes of Mars watch is available in three case versions: Stainless steel, Rose gold and White gold. Each variant is limited to 6 pieces.

Technical details

Model: Christiaan van der Klaauw CVDK Planetarium Dunes of Mars

Movement
CVDK7386, automatic winding, 35 jewels, twin barrel, power-reserve; 96 hour max., complication; CVDK Planetarium module

Functions
Hours, minutes, complication; date, month, Planetarium; the watch is equipped with the smallest mechanical Planetarium in the world, showing the orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn around the Sun.

Versions

CVDK PLANETARIUM CKPM3305, Dunes of Mars Steel

Case
High quality steel, ø 40 mm, sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal case-back

Dial
Aventurine Glass in red with white rhodium plated indexes and hands, rhodium plated Planetarium with coloured Sun, Earth and Mars

Strap
Brown leather
Buckle: Logo engraved steel folding clasp

Edition
Limited edition of 6 watches in high quality steel

Suggested retail price
€ 49,500

CVDK PLANETARIUM CKPM1105, Dunes of Mars Rose gold

Case
Rose gold, ø 40 mm, sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal case-back

Dial
Aventurine Glass in red with white rhodium plated indexes, rose gold plated hands, rhodium plated Planetarium with coloured Sun, Earth and Mars.

Strap
Brown leather
Buckle: Logo engraved rose gold buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 6 watches in rose gold

Suggested retail price
€ 70,000

CVDK PLANETARIUM CKPM7705, Dunes of Mars White gold

Case
White gold, ø 40 mm, sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal case-back

Dial
Aventurine Glass in red with white rhodium plated indexes and hands, rhodium plated Planetarium with coloured Sun, Earth and Mars.

Strap
Brown leather
Buckle: Logo engraved white gold buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 6 watches in white gold

Suggested retail price
€ 75,300

 

Hanhart 417 ES Flyback

Hanhart presents the new 417 ES Flyback series to mark its 140th anniversary. The watch is available in two case sizes with two dial options, each of which is equipped with a manual-winding flyback calibre with its integrated column wheel.

When Hanhart reissued the legendary 417 ES two years ago in a 42 mm stainless steel case, it marked the beginning of a great success story for Hanhart. Earlier this year, the brand released an additional version — the 417 ES 1954 — which, with its 39 mm case, is the same size as the historical watch.

The historic 417 ES, originally designed for pilots of the German Air Force, was equipped with “Temposchaltung”, as the flyback function is also called. The mechanism allows immediate measurement of a new timing interval by using the reset pusher. The new, first-class AMT5100 M calibre originates from Sellita’s manufacture AMT department. It controls the chronograph via column wheel and has a power reserve of at least 58 hours when fully wound.

In order to make the new 417 ES Flyback as versatile as possible, Hanhart is offering both 39 mm and 42 mm stainless-steel cases.

Apart from the size, there is only one technological difference between the 39 mm and 42 mm models: the 42 mm watch has a transparent sapphire crystal caseback revealing the new flyback calibre, while the 39 mm model is manufactured with an anti-magnetic case, which is resistant up to 16,000 A/m according to DIN 8309. All of the new timepieces are water-resistant up to 10 bar.

In addition to the technical development, the new 417 ES Flyback stands out visually from the previously launched versions. Each case size is available with both the white and black Panda dial or the black and white Reverse Panda dial.

Either of the two designs provides strong contrasts and perfect readability even in poor lighting conditions, thanks to use of Super-LumiNova C3.

Released to celebrate Hanhart’s 140th anniversary, the four new models of the 417 ES Flyback pay tribute to the brand’s history in producing precision chronographs. They are part of Hanhart’s permanent, non-limited collection and available now for € 2,390 incl.

Technical details

Hanhart 417 ES 1954 Flyback Panda and Reverse Panda 39

Case
Stainless steel, satined/polished
Diameter 39 mm, Height with glass 13.5 mm (11,55 mm without glass)
Crown with the historic Hanhart “h”
Fluted rotating bezel, continuously rotatable, with red marking
Anti-reflective convex sapphire glass
High-domed sapphire glass
Screwed-down stainless steel case back
Water resistant to 10 bar/10 ATM according to DIN 8310
Continuous serial number
Shockproof with Hanhart movement protection
Antimagnetic up to 16.000 A/m according to DIN 8309
Engraving of the historical logo on the case back

Dial and hands
Panda or Reverse Panda dial
Historical Logo
Super-LumiNova® Light Old Radium coated numerals and hand
Minute and Second hand bent at tip to prevent parallax errors

Movement
Column wheel flyback movement
Manual wound chronograph
Sellita AMT5100 M
Symmetrical button arrangement
28.800 A/h, 4 Hz, 23 jewels
Power reserve minimum 58 hours after full winding

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

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

Price
2,390.00 Euro incl. 19% German VAT

Hanhart 417 ES Flyback Panda and Reverse Panda 42

Case
Stainless steel, satined/polished
Diameter 42 mm, Height with glass 13.5 mm (11,55 mm without glass)
Crown with the historic Hanhart “h”
Fluted rotating bezel, continuously rotatable, with red marking
Anti-reflective convex sapphire glass
High-domed sapphire glass
Screwed-down stainless steel case back
Water resistant to 10 bar/10 ATM according to DIN 8310
Continuous serial number
See-through caseback with sapphire glass

Dial and hands
Panda or Reverse Panda dial
Historical Logo
Super-LumiNova® Light Old Radium coated numerals and hand
Minute and Second hand bent at tip to prevent parallax errors

Movement
Column wheel flyback movement
Manual wound chronograph
Sellita AMT5100 M
Symmetrical button arrangement
28.800 A/h, 4 Hz, 23 jewels
Power reserve minimum 58 hours after full winding

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

Strap
Black calfskin strap with white stitching and leather underlay
Alcantara on the inside
Pin-buckle with historical logo, Lug width 21 mm

Price
2,390.00 Euro incl. 19% German VAT

MB&F x Emmanuel Tarpin Legacy Machine Flying T ‘Ice’ & ‘Blizzard’

Independent luxury Swiss watch brand MB&F has created two limited edition Legacy Machine FlyingT models in collaboration with French jewellery designer Emmanuel Tarpin. Inspired by swirling snow and icy stalagmites, these new Ice and Blizzard editions are limited to just eight pieces each.

The first model, called Ice, features asymmetrical diamond-set stalagmites that encroach on the sapphire crystal dome and the movement.

Each icy stalagmite is different, replicating the uncertainty of nature. Tarpin took his inspiration from a trip to Lake Baïkal in Southern Siberia, where in winter the lake freezes from the edge inwards until it is totally frozen.

The claws of the diamond stalagmites have not quite claimed the movement and the matt lapis lazuli dial, leaving the beauty of the mechanism and the time visible to the eye.

For the Blizzard model, Tarpin took inspiration from the Alps where he has been skiing since his childhood. He has interpreted memories of being caught in blizzards of snow into the LM FlyingT with brilliant-cut diamonds set under the sapphire crystal dome and closed-set diamonds set into the matt lapis lazuli dial, depicting snowflakes on the ground.

The case-back reveals the sun-shaped oscillating weight: its sandblasted and polished rays rotating on a ruthenium disc positioned above a platinum counterweight.

Emmanuel Tarpin had a few requests in respect of the movement, starting with the elimination of all gold-coloured elements that would have clashed with the white gold case and icy theme. All the yellow or red gold elements were changed, while the balance wheel was blued. Another request was to switch out the diamonds set into the centre of the tourbillon and two crowns for rare turquoise Paraiba stones, to further reinforce the glacial theme.

The barrel ensures a generous 100-hour power reserve made possible by the reduction in the number of gears. A sapphire crystal dome tops this three-dimensional assembly, beneath which one can admire the organic life of the movement.

The LM FlyingT engine utilises a vertical and co-axial approach, along a central axis orchestrating the overall architecture of the entirely visible mechanism. In this respect, the watch deliberately goes against tradition, since everything that is usually hidden is highlighted here in a three-dimensional construction.

The flying tourbillon boldly projects beyond the dial-plate of LM FlyingT. In order to display the time as precisely as possible on the 50° inclined dial, conical gears are employed to optimally transmit torque from one plane to another. The 280-component engine of Legacy Machine FlyingT has a power reserve of four days (100 hours), which is among the highest within MB&F.

Technical details

Model: MB&F LM Flying T ‘Ice’ & ‘Blizzard’

Edition
8 ‘Ice’ Edition pieces and 8 ‘Blizzard’ Edition pieces; both editions in 18K white gold with fully diamond-set cases and blue matte lapis lazuli dial plates.

Movement
MB&F FlyingT movement featuring three-dimensional vertical architecture, automatic winding, conceived and developed in-house with a blue balance wheel
Central flying 60-second tourbillon
Power reserve: 100 hours
Balance frequency: 18,000bph / 2.5Hz
Dial plate in blue matte lapis lazuli
Three-dimensional sun-shaped winding rotor in 18K 5N+ red gold, titanium and platinum
Number of components: 280
Number of jewels: 30

Functions
Hours and minutes displayed on a 50° vertically tilted dial with two serpentine hands.
Two crowns: winding on left and time setting on right.

Case
Material: 18K white gold, set with diamonds.
High domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, sapphire crystal on back.
Dimensions: 39 x 20mm
Number of components: 17
Water resistance: 3ATM / 30m / 90’

Stones
For the ‘ICE’ edition:
• Brilliant-cut diamonds on the Ice decoration: ~ 0.611ct
• Brilliant-cut diamonds on the crowns: ~ 0.138ct
• Brilliant-cut diamonds on the case: ~ 1.402cts
• 2 paraibas on the crowns: ~ 0.11ct and 1paraiba on the tourbillon: ~ 0.03ct

For the ‘BLIZZARD’ edition:
• Brilliant-cut diamonds on the dial: ~ 0.0457ct
• Brilliant-cut diamonds on the Blizzard decoration: ~ 0.921ct
• Brilliant-cut diamonds on the crowns: ~ 0.138ct
• Brilliant-cut diamonds on the case: ~ 1.402cts
• 2 paraibas on the crowns: ~ 0.11ct and 1paraiba on the tourbillon: ~ 0.03ct

Strap
Alligator leather strap with white gold paved pin buckle matching the case

Porsche Design Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar and Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar Rallye Design Edition

To mark the launching of the new Porsche 911 Dakar, Porsche Design is presenting the new Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar and the Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar Rallye Design Edition. These timepieces feature innovative titanium carbide cases.

Forty years ago Porsche Design became the first watch manufacturer to have a chronograph made of titanium. Now the company has succeeded in molding a chronograph case from the robust and highly scratch-resistant material titanium carbide.

Titanium carbide is not subject to any visible aging process, is hypoallergenic, and even lighter than titanium. The ceramic material can be recognized by its striking black powder–coated look and elegant crystal structure. The new abbreviation “TiC” (titanium carbide) for the innovative material adorns the dial in striking red.

The Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar offers optimum readability. The red 60 of the minute scale on the dial catches the eye just as quickly as the red stop hands. In addition, the markings of the small hour display for whole hours are wider than the half-hour markings.

The dial in black offers a sporty contrast to the Porsche Design WERK 01.240 with flyback function lettering in red. With the “911 Dakar” lettering above the date display at 3 o’clock, the chronograph clearly reveals its many similarities with the limited Porsche special model.

The Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar Rallye Design evokes memories of a historic motorsport success with an additional rough roads graphic in white, blue, gold, and red in the small seconds: back in 1984, Porsche won the automobile classification of the Paris–Dakar desert rally with the modified 953 in these colors.

The winding rotor of the watch corresponds to the rim of the Porsche 911 Dakar right down to the smallest detail. Analogous to the vehicle configuration, the rim design of the two timepieces is available in black satin and solid white. For the Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar, the winding rotor is also available in Vesuvius gray.

Should the choice fall on black satin gloss or Vesuvius gray, the rim ring is in brilliant silver. The modern Porsche crest adorns the central cap in the selected rim color.

Set into a titanium case back, the rotor and Porsche Design WERK 01.240 are protected from the next sandstorm by a scratch-resistant sapphire glass with seven-fold anti-reflective coating. The pushers and crown are also made of titanium. The engraved limitation number on the case back emphasizes the close connection to the Porsche 911 Dakar, which is also limited and bears the same number.

The COSC-certified Porsche Design WERK 01.240 features a flyback function that combines starting, stopping, and resetting in a single operation.

The quick-change system enables the leather straps to be exchanged without the use of tools. The strap made of black leather including contrast stitching in Shadegreen and a perforation with backing made of Race-Tex in Shadegreen is derived from the seat middle of the Porsche 911 Dakar.

The leather strap for the Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar Rallye Design Edition also takes inspiration from the seat middle with black leather and contrast stitching as well as a perforation with backing made of Race-Tex in Shark Blue.

The Porsche Design Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar and Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar Rallye Design Edition can be ordered exclusively by buyers of the new Porsche 911 Dakar and 911 Dakar Rallye Design at Porsche Centers at a price starting at 13,950 Euros (RRP).

The timepieces are limited to a total of 2,500 pieces, and customers will receive them together with a plaque in a high-quality box. The joint limitation number of the Porsche 911 Dakar and the matching timepiece on the plaque display the affinity between these two fascinating collector’s items.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300m 60 Years of James Bond

Swiss watch brand Omega presents two special edition Seamaster 300 watches to mark the 60th anniversary of the James Bond franchise. Each one pays homage to the spy through innovation and impressive materials – with a touch of film magic infused within the design.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300m 60 Years of James Bond Stainless Steel

Inspired by the very same Seamaster that 007 wore in GoldenEye, this 42 mm timepiece in stainless steel comes with a film-themed caseback, which replicates the famous 007 opening sequence – with Bond in silhouette and a spinning gun barrel design. This dynamic scene plays out beneath the sapphire, decorated with micro-structured metallisation. The patent pending “moiré” effect animation is linked to the running of the lollipop central seconds hand, so the action never stops.

The watch is driven by a precise Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8806 and is presented on a mesh-style bracelet – in the same style as James Bond’s OMEGA watch in No Time To Die.

The bezel and dial are both made from blue oxalic anodized aluminium, with the dial featuring laser-engraved waves, and the bezel featuring a diving scale filled with white Super-LumiNova. The commemorative “60”  replaces the diving scale’s traditional inverted triangle, and luminescent green dot which links to the minute hand.

This model comes in a blue wooden presentation box in the original Diver 300M wave pattern, with three dots inspired by the classic Bond opening title sequence, including a secret push button on the right.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300m 60 Years Of James Bond Canopus Gold™

This 42 mm watch is made of 18K Canopus Gold™, an exclusive white gold alloy known for its brilliant shine and long-lasting effect.

In a nod to the beautiful sands of Ian Fleming’s Jamaican home, GoldenEye, the dial has been made from natural grey silicon. Thanks to the crystallites, the pattern on each one is totally unique, guaranteeing the wearer that no two dials are ever alike.

In tribute to the Jamaican flag, the bezel is circled with a paving of green and yellow treated natural diamonds in 10 different tropical shades, which range from extra dark forest green to cognac, passing through olive, yellow, gold and gold/ cognac. Two additional clear diamonds at 12 o’clock add some vibrant sparkle to the look and make reference to the 60th anniversary.

Like the steel model, the film-themed caseback replicates the famous 007 opening sequence – with Bond in silhouette and a spinning gun barrel design. As the lollipop seconds hand moves, this dynamic scene plays out beneath the sapphire, decorated with a patent pending micro-structured metallisation, known as a “moiré” effect animation.

The watch is powered by the luxury Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8807, and comes presented on a bracelet and buckle in 18K Canopus Gold™

Owners of this edition receive their watch in a mango tree box with mother-of-pearl marquetry and a 60 Years of Bond logo. The use of mango tree references a famous song from the first James Bond film, while the mother-of-pearl is a nod to the shells of Crab Key. This elegant box also includes the film-inspired dots.

Along with these timepieces, OMEGA is also offering a range of accessories that offer even more secret agent style.

Sailing bracelets

A sailing bracelet in brushed titanium, with multi-coloured nylon braiding, inspired by the NATO strap worn in No Time To Die. The designs feature a moveable decorative ring with engraved 007 logo.

A sailing bracelet in stainless steel, with blue and grey nylon braiding, featuring a moveable decorative ring with engraved 007 logo.

A sailing bracelet in black and grey nylon braiding, inspired by the NATO strap worn in Spectre. Available in standard and slim-fit sizes, it includes a moveable decorative ring with engraved 007 logo.

Cufflinks

Round stainless steel cufflinks with plates inspired by Bond’s OMEGA in Quantum Of Solace. Each piece features stems engraved with the 007 logo.

Square stainless steel cufflinks, with plates matching the mesh bracelet of the 60th anniversary stainless steel watch. The edges are engraved with the 007 logo.

Round stainless steel cufflinks. Matching the caseback of the 60th anniversary watch, the design feature dots inspired by the iconic James Bond opening sequence from 1962. The 007 logo is engraved on the toggles.

Technical details

Model: Omega Seamaster James Bond 60th Anniversary Diver 300m Co-Axial Master Chronometer 42 mm, Stainless Steel, Reference: 210.30.42.20.03.002

Movement
Calibre Omega 8806
Self-winding movement with a Co-Axial escapement
Certified Master Chronometer, approved by METAS, resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss
Free sprung-balance with silicon balance spring, automatic winding in both directions
Special luxury finish with rhodium-plated rotor and bridges with Geneva waves in arabesque
Power reserve: 55 hours

Case
Stainless steel case
Case diameter: 42 mm
Between lugs: 20 mm
Thickness: 14.3 mm
Domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside
Helium escape valve
Screw-in crown
Transparent case back
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Water resistance: 30 bar (300 metres / 1000 feet)

Dial
Colour: Blue

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet with fold-over clasp

Model: Omega Seamaster James Bond 60th Anniversary Diver 300m Co-Axial Master Chronometer 42 mm Canopus Gold™, Reference: 210.55.42.20.99.001

Movement
Calibre: Omega 8807
Self-winding movement with a Co-Axial escapement
Certified Master Chronometer, approved by METAS, resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss. Free sprung-balance with silicon balance spring, automatic winding in both directions. Special luxury finish with 18K Sedna™ gold rotor and balance bridge. Geneva waves in arabesque.
Power reserve: 55 hours

Case
Canopus Gold™
Case diameter: 42 mm
Between lugs: 20 mm
Thickness: 15.3 mm
Domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with antireflective treatment inside
Helium escape valve
Screw-in crown
Transparent case back
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Water resistance: 30 bar (300 metres / 1000 feet)

Dial
Colour: Grey

Bracelet
Canopus Gold™ bracelet with fold-over clasp

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Perpetual Calendar

Swiss luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen brings the iconic perpetual calendar back to the Portofino collection. With a 40mm diameter case, the Portofino Perpetual Calendar is currently the smallest perpetual calendar watch in IWC’s collections.

It houses the IWC-manufactured 82650 calibre movement, featuring automatic Pellaton winding with ceramic components and a power reserve of 60 hours. In addition to displays for the date, weekday, and month, the calendar also features IWC’s perpetual moon phase indication, which will only deviate by one day from the orbit of Earth’s satellite in 577.5 years.

Two versions are available. One features a stainless steel case with a silver-plated dial and rhodium-plated hands and appliques (Ref. IW344601) – marking the first time a Portofino model with a perpetual calendar is presented in this classic and robust case material. The other features an 18-carat 5N gold case, a silver-plated dial and gold-plated hands and appliques (Ref. IW344602).

The calendar information is indicated in three subdials. The date is shown at 3 o’clock, the month at 6 o’clock, and the day of the week at 9 o’clock. The weekday display also contains a small leap year indicator: a red “L” signals a leap year, and the calendar will autonomously insert the 29th of February. Another highlight of this model is the perpetual moon phase display.

Integrated into the month display, it shows the moon against the backdrop of a star-studded night sky. Thanks to a precisely calculated reductionist gear train, it is so precise that it will only deviate by one day from the orbit of Earth’s satellite after 577.5 years.

The IWC-manufactured 82650 calibre drives the calendar module using a single nightly switching impulse. The elaborately finished movement can be admired through the transparent sapphire glass back.

It features the highly efficient automatic winding system developed in the 1950s by IWC’s former technical director, Albert Pellaton. Using the slightest movements of the oscillating weight in both directions, it reliably builds up a power reserve of 60 hours in the mainspring.

Components of the automatic winding system that are subject to high stresses, such as the heart-shaped cam and the clicks, are made of virtually wear-free zirconium oxide ceramic. In addition, the rotor features the signature “Probus Scafusia” medallion in solid gold, which embodies IWC’s uncompromising commitment to technical excellence, quality, and sustainability.

Both versions are fitted with blue straps made of traceable Swiss calf leather.

The Portofino Perpetual Calendar is available immediately through IWC boutiques, authorised retail partners, or online at IWC.com. In addition, the timepieces are eligible for registration under the My IWC care program, benefitting from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.

Technical details

Model: IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Perpetual Calendar Ref. IW344601 / IW344602

Movement
Calibre 82650
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 46
Power reserve: 60 h
Winding: Automatic
Pellaton automatic winding system

Functions
Perpetual calendar with display for the date, day, month, leap year and perpetual moon phase
Central hacking seconds

Case, dial and strap
Ref. IW344601: Stainless steel case, silver-plated dial, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, blue calfskin strap
Ref. IW344602: 18-carat 5N gold case, silver-plated dial, gold-plated hands and appliques, blue calfskin strap
Glass: Sapphire, arched-edge, antireflective coating on both sides
Diameter: 40 mm
Height: 12.7 mm
See-through sapphire glass back
Water-resistance: 5 bar

Vacheron Constantin Égérie New Moon Phase Models in Pink Gold

Vacheron Constantin expands its Égérie watch collection by introducing three new moonphase models in pink gold.

The Vacheron Constantin Égérie moon phase jewellery version is full-set with 1,377 diamonds totalling approx. 12.35 carats (guaranteed minimum carat weight).

Vacheron Constantin Égérie Moon Phase Jewellery

To enhance the brilliance of the diamonds adorning the dial, the latter features a white gold base, while the flange, the central ring and the moon-phase ring are in pink gold. Mother-of-pearl moons appear beneath translucent metallic sapphire clouds.

In the new Vacheron Constantin Égérie moon phase diamond-paved model, dial and case are set with 845 diamonds totalling approx. 5.45 carats (minimum guaranteed carat weight) and interchangeable strap in alligator or satin.

Vacheron Constantin Égérie Moon Phase Diamond-Paved

It has a white gold dial base, while the flange, the central ring and the moon-phase ring are in pink gold. Mother-of-pearl moons appear beneath translucent metallic sapphire clouds.

Vacheron Constantin Égérie Moon Phase

The Maison also presents a new Egérie moon phase model with a flowing mesh-type pink gold bracelet. Its 37 mm diameter pink gold case is gracefully rimmed with 58 diamonds, dial adorned with a pink gold ring set with 36 diamonds, totalling approx. 1.10 carats (guaranteed minimum carat weight) Gold moons behind mother-of-pearl clouds.

Technical details

Model: Vacheron Constantin Égérie Moon Phase Jewellery
Reference 8016F/127R-B977

Movement
Manufacture calibre1088 L
Mechanical, self-winding
30 mm (9’’’) diameter, 5.03 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
164 components
26 jewels

Functions
Hours, minutes, centre seconds
Moon phase

Case
18K 5N pink gold case set with 246 brilliant-cut diamonds
37 mm diameter, 10.53 mm thick
Crown set with a rose-cut diamond
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)

Dial
18K white gold set with 510 brilliant-cut diamonds
18K 5N pink gold applied rings
Circular “pearl” minute track
Mother-of-pearl moons behind a translucent sapphire crystal cloud
18K 5N pink gold applied Arabic numerals

Bracelet
18K 5N pink gold bracelet set with 620 brilliant-cut diamonds18K 5N pink gold folding clasp

Total diamond-setting
1377 diamonds totalling approx. 12.35 carats (guaranteed minimum carat weight)

Availability
Exclusively available from Vacheron Constantin Boutiques

Model: Vacheron Constantin Égérie Moon Phase Diamond-Paved
Reference 8006F/000R-B976

Movement
Manufacture calibre 1088 L
Mechanical, self-winding
30 mm (9’’’) diameter, 5.03 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
164 components, 26 jewels

Functions
Hours, minutes, centre seconds
Moon phase

Case
18K 5N pink gold case set with 292 brilliant-cut diamonds
37 mm diameter, 10.53 mm thick
Crown set with a rose-cut diamond
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)

Dial
18K white gold set with 510 brilliant-cut diamonds
18K 5N pink gold applied rings
Circular “pearl” minutes track
Mother-of-pearl moons behind a translucent sapphire crystal cloud
18K 5N pink gold applied Arabic numerals

Strap
Delivered with two interchangeable straps: night blue satin-effect Mississippiensis alligator leather strap / night blue satin strap
Delivered with two 18K 5N pink gold pin buckles, each set with 21 round-cut diamonds

Total diamond-setting
845 diamonds totalling approx. 5.45 carats (guaranteed minimum weight)

Model: Vacheron Constantin Égérie Moon Phase
Reference 8005F/120R-H002

Movement
Manufacture calibre 1088 L
Mechanical, self-winding
30 mm (9’’’) diameter, 5.03 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
164 components
26 jewels

Functions
Hours, minutes, centre seconds
Moon phase

Case
18K 5N pink gold
37 mm diameter, 10.08 mm thick
Bezel set with 58 round-cut diamonds
Crown set with a moonstone
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)

Dial
Silvered opaline, “pleats” pattern created using a tapestry technique
18K 5N pink gold ring set with 36 round-cut diamonds
Circular “pearl” minutes track
18K gold moons behind mother-of-pearl clouds
18K 5N pink gold applied Arabic numerals

Bracelet
18K 5N bracelet with triple-blade folding clasp with push-pieces

Total diamond-setting
94 diamonds totalling approx. 1.10 carats (guaranteed minimum carat weight)

Vacheron Constantin Égérie Creative Edition

This new reference from the Vacheron Constantin Égérie collection takes inspiration from the delicacy of Burano lace. This sparkling feminine timepiece brings together four artistic crafts handed down and perpetuated within the Maison for 267 years: tapisserie, engraving, enamelling and gemsetting.

Unveiled in 2020, the Égérie collection is designed as an ode to femininity mingling Haute Couture and Haute Horlogerie. It draws on the decorative craftsmanship that has been an integral part of the Manufacture since the early 19th century.

Vacheron Constantin has always shown great sensitivity towards its feminine clientele. From the first pocket watches to the new Égérie Creative Edition watch, its creations are distinguished by the fact that they are designed specifically for women rather than being based on men’s models.

Hunter-type cases and a variety of wristwatches thus illustrate the creativity of the Maison. The Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods gave rise to pieces as elaborate as lacework, cases adorned with applied floral motifs or cameos featuring mythological figures, along with skeleton watches.

The Égérie Creative Edition timepiece echoes the silhouettes of the 21st century. Its asymmetrical features including the off-centre moon-phase display and the case’s integrated crown set with a rose-cut diamond between 1 and 2 o’clock accentuate the delicacy of the “embroidered” dial swept over by three graceful hands specially designed for the watch.

Daintily engraved like Burano lace, the dial of the Égérie Creative Edition watch involved superimposing five elements involving fascinating expertise.

Inherited from an ancient decorative technique and still executed by the master guillocheur on a machine dating from the early 20th century, the pleated tapisserie motif is produced on a silver base to further enhance the black enamel.

The art of the master enameller is also illustrated in the moon-phase window, with the mother-of-pearl night star appearing beneath a plique-à-jour enamel cloud, reduced to just 0.27 mm thick for the first time in the history of the Maison.

The extreme fineness of the white gold lace threads is such that it is physically impossible to hold the applique between the fingers without bending it.

The master engraver and then the master gemsetter therefore deployed the full measure of their expertise: one to create flowers and flat areas, as well as to express personal creativity on areas left free for personal choice; and the other to set the 250 brilliant-cut diamonds adorning the motif and the 292 others lighting up the case and the crown.

The watch comes with a black satin-effect calfskin strap featuring a buckle set with 21 diamonds and which can be switched out at the touch of a button for an alternative second strap in black Missisippiensis alligator leather.

Technical details

Model: Vacheron Constantin Égérie Creative Edition
Reference 8006F/000G-B942

Movement
Calibre 1088 L
Manufacture calibre
Mechanical, self-winding
30 mm (9’’’) diameter, 5.03 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
164 components
26 jewels

Indications
Hours, minutes, centre seconds
Moon phases

Case
18K white gold
37 mm diameter, 10.53 mm thick
Set with 292 round-cut diamonds Crown set with a rose-cut diamond
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)

Dial
18K white gold with black translucide enamel, “pleats” pattern made using the tapisserie technique
Inspired by Burano lace, set with 250 round-cut diamonds and hand-engraved patterns, mother-of-pearl moons behind a plique-à- jour enamel cloud

Straps
Delivered with two black self-interchangeable straps: satin-effect calfskin leather and shiny Mississipiensis alligator, both with calf lining
Each strap equipped with an 18K white gold pin buckle, set with 21 round-cut diamonds

Total diamond-setting
585 diamonds, for a total weight of approx. 4.46 carats (guaranteed minimum carats)

Availability
Piece only available through the Vacheron Constantin Boutiques

Oris Coulson Limited Edition

Swiss watch brand Oris has launched a special edition to mark its partnership with aerial firefighters Coulson Aviation.

Coulson Aviation is the world’s leading aerial firefighting organisation. Based in Canada, the family-run independent company sends pilots, planes and equipment to areas of the world affected by wildfires.

To mark the partnership between Oris and Coulson Aviation, Oris has created a watch based on the Big Crown ProPilot and inspired by the innovation and daring spirit of the two independent companies.

The most striking feature of this timepiece is its fiery, gradient orange dial, a clear symbol of the perilous environments Coulson’s brave pilots rush towards while most are obliged to turn away. The carbon fibre case was produced using an innovative, patented 3D printing process never seen before in watchmaking.

Devised by Switzerland’s prestigious ETH Zurich University (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), it prints carbon fibre and a high-grade polymer developed in aerospace called PEKK simultaneously, weaving them together to create an ultra-lightweight, extremely rigid material.

Completing the high-tech, lightweight profile is a grey-PVD-plated titanium fixed bezel, screw-down crown and case back, and a black textile strap. The watch, movement included, weighs just 65 grammes.

Each timepiece from this collection houses a highly anti-magnetic five-day automatic Calibre 400. This special series from the Oris Aviation family is limited to 1,000 pieces.

Technical details

Model: Oris Coulson Limited Edition
Reference 400 7784 8786-Set

Case
Multi-piece carbon fibre case with grey-PVD-plated titanium fixed bezel
Size: 41.00 mm (1.614 inches)
Top glass: Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
Case back: Titanium, screwed, see-through sapphire glass, special engravings
Grey-PVD-plated titanium screw-in security crown
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 metres)

Dial
Orange
Luminous material Applied numerals and printed indices with Super-LumiNova®, hands filled with Super-LumiNova®

Strap
Black textile strap with grey-PVD plated folding clasp

Movement
Oris Calibre 400
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 seconds, date window at 6 o’clock, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second

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 4,200

Available from
November 2022

UNIMATIC Modello Uno ref. U1S-T-MP and Modello Due ref. U2S-T-MP

Italian watch brand Unimatic chooses titanium for the two new unique editions – Modello Uno U1S-T-MP and Modello Due U2S-T-MP. As a natural evolution of the Unimatic design process, the use of an advanced material such as grade II titanium allows a better mechanical stress resistance with an almost 45% weight reduction when compared to stainless steel.

These qualities reflect in the two references that are weighing less than 62g for the Modello Uno and 58g for the Modello Due without straps, with a noticeable difference from the similar steel editions, providing enhanced comfort for everyday use and a warm feeling on the wrist due to the low thermal conductivity of the titanium alloy.

Presented in a timeless colorway merging the BLU NOTTE (night blue) with the warm grey hues of the sandblast titanium case, with accents in silver for graphics and trims completed by white markers in Super-LumiNova®BGW09 glowing in blue.

Time is displayed thanks to the matching phantom ladder hands set and the reverse lollipop second hand with Super-LumiNova®BGW09 white luminous tip.

The double domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal provides the best performance in every light condition and together with the lightweight titanium sandblasted case, the screwed-in caseback, the 8 mm diameter crown together with the high-quality gaskets set provide water resistance tested individually to 30 atm=300m=1000ft.

Timing accuracy is guaranteed by the Swiss-made automatic caliber Sellita SW200-1 movement tuned to 28,800bph with 38h power reserve and hacking second hand.

Both references come on a blu notte TPU two-piece strap with titanium sandblasted hardware signed UNIMATIC and an extra blu notte nylon seatbelt strap. The caseback features an acid-etched engraving and the individual progressive number.

These watches are covered by a 24-month worldwide warranty and are part of a unique edition of 500 pieces per reference.

UNIMATIC Modello Uno Titanium GMT – ref. U1S-TGMT

The UNIMATIC Modello Uno GMT watch is now available in a brand new execution entirely made out of grade II titanium and equipped with a Swiss ETA 2893 Top Grade Elaborè GMT movement, visible through the sapphire exhibition caseback and able to keep track of time in two different time-zones.

After the success of the acclaimed U1-HGMT, this new dual-time watch with the use of new materials and movement positions itself at the apex of the Unimatic lineup.

The lightweight titanium construction allows a 45% reduction from the regular stainless steel version, stopping the scale at 57 grams without the strap, and provides a warm feeling to the owner’s wrist thanks to the small Titanium thermal conductivity. The  bezel is topped with a black engraved twenty-four hours bezel insert.

The signature Unimatic diving dial in matte black is paired with white C1 Superluminova markers and silver graphics, with a date display window at six. The phantom hands-set matches the dial color scheme and the contrasting hollow arrow fourth hand is dipped in orange Superluminova to be readable night and day.

Its new thin sandblasted solid Titanium case with the screwed-in 2mm thick exhibition caseback, the 8mm diameter crown, and the double-domed anti-reflective sapphire lens provide the watch a water resistance tested individually to 30 ATM=300m=1000ft.

Timing accuracy is guaranteed by the Swiss automatic calibre Eta 2893, beating at 28800 alternances and equipped with GMT function, hacking seconds hand and manual automatic winding. It provides a power reserve of 42h and an accuracy of +/- 5 to +/-15 seconds per day.

The U1S-TGMT comes on a matching Made In Italy Unimatic TPU rubber strap, and with an extra black cordovan shell two-piece band, both fitted on sandblasted titanium buckles.

The watch is covered by a 24-month worldwide warranty and is part of a unique edition of 100 pieces each one bearing its individual serial number on the caseback.

Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Limited Edition

Presented for the first time in full ceramic, this new Captain Cook timepiece from Rado is a limited edition of only 1962 units.

From its origins, the Captain Cook line was associated with strong character and uncompromising innovation in both design and materials. This new evolution features a full-ceramic rotating bezel sporting a black, laser-etched ceramic insert with bright, bold numbers and markers in stylish relief. With a matt-black high-tech ceramic case and slightly smoky sapphire dial surface, it proudly boasts the well-known, recognizable Captain Cook tradition.

The visual composition is rhythmic and strong, between the bezel markers, numerals, and the dial’s large indices behind the box-shaped sapphire crystal so typical of the Captain Cook.

The hour and minute hands, visible even in low-light conditions thanks to the Super-LumiNova® treatment and their broad, almost playful shapes, carry the theme onward.

Rado’s ingenious use of a monobloc design allows for a thinner case than one would have predicted, in such a virile timepiece.

Driving the three-hand display, the 25-jewel, self-winding R808 movement exceeds standard accuracy test requirements from 3 to 5 positions, thanks to its antimagnetic NivachronTM hairspring and uncompromising production techniques.

The smoky crystal atmosphere carries over into the PVD-treated titanium case back and its black-tinted sapphire crystal window, offering the views of the exquisite movement’s airy, open, horizontal platine design and its Côtes-de-Genève engraving, as well as the yellow-finished train bridge. The oscillating weight echoes the shape of the famous Rado anchor.

The Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Limited Edition watch comes with a matt-black bracelet in high-tech ceramic, with a titanium triple-fold clasp equipped with ceramic push-buttons.

Technical details

Model: Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Limited Edition
Ref. R32147162

Movement
Rado calibre R808, automatic, 25 jewels, 3 hands, 80-hour power reserve, antimagnetic Nivachron™ hairspring, exceeds standard test requirements from 3 to 5 positions for higher accuracy

Case
Matt black high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction
High-tech ceramic turning bezel with a laser structured black high-tech ceramic insert with relief numbers and markers, triangle in matt metallised yellow gold coloured
Circular brushed, black PVD coated titanium case back with black-tinted sapphire crystal
Black high-tech ceramic screw-down crown
Box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both faces
Water-resistant to 30 bar (300m)
Special engraving on case back: LIMITED EDITION N° XXX/1962
Dimensions: 43.0 x 49.8 x 14.6 (WxLxH in mm)

Dial
Black, slightly black-tinted sapphire crystal
Brushed, yellow gold coloured applied indexes with black Super-LumiNova®, blue light
Brushed, yellow gold coloured moving anchor symbol with synthetic ruby backplate Yellow gold coloured printed Rado and Captain Cook logos mention of 300m / 1000ft
Hands: Brushed, yellow with black Super-LumiNova®, blue light

Bracelet
Matt black high-tech ceramic
Titanium 3-fold clasp with black high-tech ceramic openers