Hulsman Timepieces – Marie-Elise

Based in Hilversum in The Netherlands, Hulsman Timepieces is a small luxury watch atelier specialized in producing bespoke mechanical luxury watches.

Established by Machiel Hulsman, this horological workshop translates customer ideas into designs and makes unique timepieces from scratch by hand. The first creation from Hulsman Timepieces is Marie-Elise, the first watch fully handmade in the Netherlands in history.

Hulsman Timepieces - Marie-Elise

The Marie-Elise watch features a rose gold case with open lugs and a silver guilloche dial with heat blued steel hands and indices. The manual wound mechanical movement has been designed, calculated and manufactured from the ground up.

Hulsman Timepieces - Marie-Elise

The 3/4 platine with blued screws and gold chatons shows the black polished balance bridge. Côtes de Genève, perlage, anglage, black polish, etc have all been executed to the highest standards.

Hulsman Timepieces - Marie-Elise movement

The movement features hand cut and polished rubies in the barrel as well as many other hand cut rubies like the pallets and impulse jewel, 20 jewels in total. Inside the movement there is a triangle shaped pallet fork made from hardened steel, an innovation that is lighter than a regular pallet fork and is more efficient. The movement offers a power reserve of 46 hours.

Hulsman Timepieces - Marie-Elise

The Marie-Elise watch was entirely handmade and finished by Machiel Hulsman.

Hulsman can undertake bespoke projects from various choices such as sporty, classic watches or any theme according to customer’s demand or watches with complications like perpetual calendar, 3D moon, tourbillon, remontoir etc. His next project is a Double barrel tourbillon watch with jumping hours and retrograde minutes.

Website: https://hulsman-timepieces.com/

Backes & Strauss Monarch Collection

Majestic and dazzling, the Monarch Collection from Backes & Strauss offers high jewelry wrist watches crafted in 18kt gold and hand set with the most luminous Ideal-Cut diamonds, polished and set to reign with perfection.

Available in Berkeley, Regent and Piccadilly editions, the Monarch Collection offers both rose gold and white gold versions of the diamond studded timepieces. Each model from this watch collection is adorned with more than 1000 diamonds.

The Berkeley Monarch

Size: 43 mm (37mm and 40mm are also available)
Movement: Automatic movement
Display: Hours, minutes and central seconds
Case: 18 kt Rose Gold hand set with 501 Ideal-Cut diamonds weighing 6.41 carats
Crown: One Ideal-Cut diamond “The Jewel in the Crown” weighing 0.12 carats
Dial: Hand set with 524 Ideal-Cut diamonds weighing 2.87 carats
Buckle: Backes & Strauss Alligator skin strap with 18kt rose gold ardillon buckle

Diamonds
Cut: Ideal-Cut Round Brilliant
Colour: Collection (F+)
Clarity: Clean (Flawless/VVS+)
Total Carats: 1,026 diamonds, 9.40 carats

Versions
Also available in White Gold

The Regent Monarch


Size: 44X52mm (36X43 and 40X47 are also be available)
Movement: Mechanical movement with automatic winding
Display: Hours, minutes and central seconds
Case: 18 kt Rose or White Gold hand set with 507 Ideal-Cut diamonds weighing 5.08 carats
Crown: One Ideal-Cut diamond “The Jewel in the Crown” weighing 0.12 carats
Dial: Hand set with 584 Ideal-Cut diamonds weighing 3.28 carats
Buckle: Backes & Strauss Alligator skin strap with 18kt rose gold ardillon buckle

Diamonds
Cut: Ideal-Cut Round Brilliant
Colour: Collection (F+)
Clarity: Clean (Flawless/VVS+)
Total Carats: 1 092 diamonds, 8.48 carats
RE4047 1,060 diamonds, 7.04 carats.
RE3643 749 diamonds, 6.57

Other versions
Also available in White Gold

Also available on Piccadilly Ø 40 mm, 45 mm

AQUADIVE Automatic Dive Watches – 200 VINTAGE NOS, BATHYSCAPHE 100 and BATHYSCAPHE 300

The AQUADIVE brand name watches were highly sought after wrist wear diving instruments during 60s and 70s, thanks to their toughness and reliability under extreme conditions. These extreme timepieces were hand crafted yet highly functional and made them the go-to watch of professional divers around the world.

After years of planning, the iconic AQUADIVE brand has been re launched by a team of watch experts and divers. A new line-up of watches was introduced in 2011, paying tribute to the great watches of the past, while remaining 100% authentic. Every AQUADIVE watch is produced to the highest industry standard, assembled by hand in Switzerland.

The first series of watches being introduced in 2011/ 2012 is partially made of genuine Aquadive new old stock components. Aquadive founders have made a commitment in 2004 to stick to the true roots of watchmaking in Switzerland and Germany, also to expand manufacturing to offer In- House made cases and other watch parts in the near future. Parts not originating from Europe are all then further processed and finished in Europe; they are carefully selected, and are made under inspection of Aquadive engineers on site.

AQUADIVE Collection

The re-launch collection consists of three remarkable diving watch models: AQUADIVE 200 NOS vintage diver, Bathyscaphe 100 (versions: 100SS, 100 DLC & 100 N) and Bathyscaphe 300 SS. The AQUADIVE 200 NOS vintage diver case and crystal are new old stock, movement and gaskets are new and Swiss made. The Bathyscaphe 100 and 300 are CNC machined off one solid stainless steel blocks in Germany.

AQUADIVE 200 vintage NOS (New Old Stock) Diver

The AQUADIVE 200 vintage NOS (New Old Stock) Diver is a 100% Swiss Made timepiece with functions: Hours, minutes, seconds and date indication at 3 o’clock. The Swiss made Solid Stainless steel case with a satin brushed finish features a bidirectional non-ratcheting rotating bezel and a classic aluminum insert.

Case including caseback, bezel and Crystal were originally made in 1962 in Switzerland. The cases were found fully assembled with a heslite domed crystal in the old inventory. The crystal has been removed and replaced the gasket with new one. The old movement has been replaced with brand new ETA 2824-2 Swiss Made self-winding 25 jewel Swiss movement.

AQUADIVE 200 vintage NOS (New Old Stock) DiverThe AQUADIVE 200 vintage NOS Diver has a water resistance of 200 metes (660ft), and is equipped with a new Aquadive dial with applied superluminova markers.
AQUADIVE 200 vintage NOS (New Old Stock) Diver caseback viewStrap is NOS Tropic rubber strap of unknown origin or Nato strap. Stainless steel screw down case back Dimensions as follows – 37 mm wide (39.5 including the crown) and 40 mm long. Approximate retail price for this timepiece is $1290.00 (including Free Shipping).

AQUADIVE BATHYSCAPHE 100

The AQUADIVE BATHYSCAPHE 100 has an incredible water resistance of 1000 meters (3300 ft) and features an integrated automatic Helium Release Valve (HRV) at 6 o’clock. This limited edition model (500 pieces – number engraved) indicates: Hours, minutes, seconds and date indication at 3 o’clock.

The Stainless steel case including caseback and bezel are made in Germany using German raw materials and blanks. Every single step of the manufacturing process is carried out in Germany, cutting, CNC milling, drilling, polishing and brushing, DLC coated in Switzerland.

AQUADIVE BATHYSCAPHE 100Crystal is made in Switzerland using Swiss raw materials. The dial printed raw dial originates from Far East, coating and finishing and Super Luminova application are carried out in Switzerland The raw ceramic bezel has been made in Far East according to European Standards, coating, finishing and quality control in Switzerland.

Strap is from Italy, using extra strong 2mm Swiss Made springbars. Bracelet is supplied by a German manufacturer in Pforzheim/Germany and made in their manufacturing facility according to German standards. Movement is Swiss Made ETA 2836-2 featuring Hours, minutes, sweep second, Self-winding mechanism with ball bearing rotor, Date, corrector, Stop second device Regulator system ETACHRON and regulator corrector and Novodiac Incabloc shock protection.

AQUADIVE BATHYSCAPHE 100Dimensions of the watch case are 43 mm diameter excluding crown, 49 mm from lug to lug, 15mm height. The 43mm stainless steel uni directional rotating bezel (120 clicks, laser-cut ratcheting spring, scratch-free Ceramic insert) is engraved with elapsed time markings. The AQUADIVE BATHYSCAPHE 100 is also available in DLC version.

AQUADIVE BATHYSCAPHE 300

The AQUADIVE BATHYSCAPHE 300 has a staggering water resistance of 3000 meters / 10000 feet and makes it a perfect companion for diving professionals. The Bathyscpahe 300 uses the exact same case of the 1970s Model 50 Depth gauge Aquadive and 100% identical dimensions, but now equipped with the Swiss made ETA 2824-2 automatic movement and featuring a unique movement suspension system that isolates the movement from the case in a soft iron cage that also acts as an antimagnetic shield and anti shock protection system.

The Bathyscaphe 300 has a built in automatic HRV (Helium Release Valve) for added safety in extreme diving conditions.

AQUADIVE BATHYSCAPHE 300 diving watch 3000 meters water resistanceThe case including caseback and bezel are completely made in Germany using German raw materials and blanks. Every single step of the manufacturing process is carried out in Germany, cutting, CNC milling, drilling, polishing and brushing, DLC coated in Switzerland.

The Solid Stainless steel comes with a brushed/polished finish and also available with TiAcN coating). Dimensions of the watch are as follows: 53mm from lug to lug, 47mm diameter, 20mm height, 7mm crown diameter, 24mm lugs, 5mm crystal, 5mm Stainless steel screw down case back. Crystal is Scratch-resistant, anti-reflective 5mm flat sapphire with anti-glare coating and completely made in Switzerland using Swiss raw materials.

AQUADIVE BATHYSCAPHE 300 diving watch 3000 meters water resistanceMovement is ETA 2824-2 self-winding 25 jewel Swiss made movement with Incabloc shock protection, tested and rergulated in 5 positions with an individual certificate that accompanies each watch. Functions are Hours, minutes, seconds, date at 3 o’clock.

Dial printed raw dial originates from Far East, coating and finishing and Super Luminova application are carried out in Switzerland The 45mm stainless steel uni-directional rotating bezel (120 clicks, laser-cut ratcheting spring, scratch-free Ceramic insert) is engraved with elapsed time markings.

The AQUADIVE BATHYSCAPHE 300 is secured with a genuine ISOfrane 24mm strap with solid stainless steel signed buckle. The brand also offers an optional Aquadive stainless steel bracelet based on a vintage Aquadive design, with automatic ratcheting dive suit extension or stainless steel Mesh bracelet.

The strap is made in Italy, using extra strong 2mm Swiss Made springbars. Bracelet is supplied by a German manufacturer in Pforzheim/Germany and made in their manufacturing facility according to German standards.

The AQUADIVE BATHYSCAPHE 300 model has been produced in a limited edition of 500 numbered pieces.

ZENITH Pilot Big Date Special Edition 2012

Echoing a historic Zenith chronograph watch from the 1960-80s, the Pilot Big Date Special has functionality as its guiding principle. Its steel case is a moderate 42 mm in diameter, with classically styled alternating polished and satin-brushed finishes.

The matt black dial, sandblasted five times, sets off the time displays, which visually are in perfect balance. The small seconds counter is at 9 o’clock, exactly opposite the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. Both feature a snailed decoration. A pair of hands treated with black ruthenium and highlighted with Superluminova mark the hours and minutes in a decisively masculine and modern style. Their sporty, dynamic shape matches the refined graphic style of the Arabic numerals that pay simple and solemn tribute to those of the 1960 chronograph.

Behind the scenes, the El Primero 4010 calibre ticks away with an exceptionally consistent beat. Its finishes can be seen through the sapphire caseback. The winding rotor is decorated with thin Côtes de Genève in the purest watchmaking tradition.

Inspired by the classic watches, it has a hand-topstitched leather strap. The Pilot Big date special, 2012 is also available in a version with a steel Milanese mesh bracelet lends it a timeless elegance that will last through the ages without regard to the passing of time.

Technical details
Model: Pilot Big Date Special

References
Pilot Big Date Special with leather strap: 03.2410.4010/21.C722
Pilot Big Date Special with Milanese mesh bracelet: 03.2410.4010/21.M2410

Movement
El Primero Calibre 4010, self-winding
Total diameter: 30 mm
Thickness: 7.65 mm
306 parts
31 jewels
Cadence of the balance 36,000 vph
50-hour power reserve

Functions
Central hours and minutes
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock
Sweep seconds hand
Large date at 6 o’clock

Case
Polished and satin-brushed steel
Diameter: 42 mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM
Sapphire crystal caseback

Dial
Matt black with Superluminova-enhanced hands and numerals

Strap/Bracelet
Calfskin strap with hand-sewn topstitching, pin buckle
Milanese mesh steel bracelet, triple folding clasp

OREFICI EJ VISO GLADIATORE LIMITED EDITION

Swiss made and limited to 555 pieces worldwide, the EJ Viso Edizione Limitata Gladiatore watch by Italian lifestyle brand Orefici represents the dominant governing body for open-wheel racing in the United States.

OREFICI EJ VISO GLADIATORE LIMITED EDITION

The case for this watch has been engineered with precision and details to achieve an overall one of a kind case. It has truly been inspired on IndyCars  and design for EJ Viso, who is today worldwide known for his great accomplishments in the IndyCar races.

OREFICI EJ VISO GLADIATORE LIMITED EDITION

The details of the IndyCars are reflected in many different ways in the assembling and design. The honeycomb pattern take after how the IndyCar chassis are built, the number “5” is EJ Viso’s signature number used when he is on the track racing.

OREFICI EJ VISO GLADIATORE LIMITED EDITION

The brand has also placed EJ Viso’s signature in the three’ o clock counter and also incorporated a lollipop style date trim resembling what they would use in the pits.

In the back of this timepiece, engraved EJ Viso’s # 5, his signature used for the IndyCar races, and each watch is numbered. Only 555 pieces are available worldwide.

Technical details

Model: EJ Viso Gladiatore Limited Edition

  • Case: S/S 316 L Plus 48 mm.
  • Movement: SWISS Chronograph Date
  • Band: OREFICI Embossed/Silicon Gel
  • Glass: K1 Sapphire Coating Anti-Reflex
  • Water Resistance: 10 ATM / 330 Feet

JARDUR Degreemeter

In 2012, Jardur watches paid the homage to their original Bezelmeter 960 watch with the introduction of a modern version which incorporates all of the advancements in materials, manufacturing methods, and design features which comprise state-of-the-art watchmaking.

Some of the dial complications have been removed to reduce the sources of sensory overload present in today’s environments. The degreemeter-the DNA of the original is still there however. No other watch has this unique feature.

JARDUR Degreemeter

The first thought was an exact replica of the 960; however it had some downsides. A more honest approach was to bring the company forward instead of taking the watch backward in the form of the original 960. The object was then to use everything now known about the original goals of the company and to design a current version with as much JARDUR function and DNA as possible.

JARDUR Degreemeter automatic swiss chronograph

At the best solution of the design of a new genre of JARDUR called the Degreemeter.  The new watch would be first and foremost an aviation chronograph, as much an instrument watch as the original, and incorporate a state-of-art” best practice” design philosophy.

This robust timepiece, reminiscent of the 1941 Jardur 960 Bezelmeter, will meet the requirements of today’s contemporary aviators and aircrews.

JARDUR Degreemeter chronograph swiss made

The Jardur Degreemeter incorporates a more legible dial with full Arabic numerals and borderless sub dials. The Open 60 seconds Track confirms that the watch is running and facilitates hacking to a standard time. Most importantly, the Tachometer and Telemeter scales are omitted, only the date indication between 4 & 5’o clock to remove unnecessary complications and distractions.

The Standard Rate Turn Scale (SRT) feature has been preserved, which is useful when an aircraft has a 3 degree per second turn rate. The Red 2 Minute Triangle on the Chronograph Minute Track Subdial cross checks the limit on the SRT scale in operation.

The Jardur Degreemeter is powered with the legendary Valjoux 7750 movement that has been in wide use since 1970 by many brand manufacturers and has and has demonstrated robust, failure-free performance.

Technical details

Model: Jardur Degreemeter
Reference: 3712

Movement
ETA 7750 self-winding chronograph movement

Case
Material: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 42MM
Case Height: 16MM
Water Resistance: 300 Meters
Screw-Down Crown
Non-Reflective Crystal

Functions
Degreemeter
Bezelmeter-un-elapsed hours
Chronograph
Date Display

Retail price
3,600.00 USD

Edition
Limited & numbered edition of 66 Pieces

Note: Contact the brand for current availability

SEVENFRIDAY – P1, P2 and P3

SEVENFRIDAY is a Zürich (Switzerland) based watch brand, whose products are inspired from the world of Industry: Steel, industrial plants, tools, engines, machines, wheels etc. The SEVENFRIDAY watches possess unique designs thanks to high end production and complex construction methods in the manufacturing. It is a merger of contrasting materials and styles in harmony. The products clearly target individuals with high demands in regards to design, quality and uniqueness.

In 2012, the brand launched its first watches – the P1 and P2. The SEVENFRIDAY timepieces are built on two major elements – the box and the interface. The box(case) made of stainless steel is a complex constructed and protective casing. The shape and style lies between modernity and classic and creates an exciting atmosphere. The case is surrounded by the animation ring made of aluminum, for additional visual experience.

In the box you find the interface which consists of hands, discs, dial and movement. The indicators are designed and arranged in way to bring the complexity of the movement to the surface. The dial alone is made of 5 separate pieces / layers with eleven different applications. The complex construction attracts and fascinates the observer and makes having a timepiece experience. A variety of materials, finishing and colors completes the uniqueness of the collection and takes the user on a tour of ongoing discoveries.

Unique Features of SEVENFRIDAY watches
– Impressive illustration of the mechanics inside > visual complication
– The Interface transporting the machine’s complexity to the surface
– Iconic and pure shape
– A balance between classic and modernity
– Playful animation ring
– Integrated strap joints

SEVENFRIDAY timepieces are available online as well as in selected retail stores across the globe. Price range: Between CHF 950 – 1100.

SEVENFRIDAY P1
The P1, cool and slightly restrained in the coloring symbolizes the present industrial esthetics, the “Industrial Essence”. For this reason the colors silver, black and rhodium are mainly used.

Box
Stainless steel case with eloxed aluminum animation ring (pantone 428C), vertical brushed finish
Measurements: H: 47mm & W: 47.6 mm
Hardened mineral Glass

Interface
Silver, rhodium and black; finishing is alternatively circular, brushed and diamond cut
Miyota 82S7 movement with open balance wheel
Small second and 24h indication disc
Hour- and minute hands as elongated arms of the mechanical movement

Strap
28 mm leather

SEVENFRIDAY P2
The P2, warm and with strong coloring of cupper reminds strongly the beginning of the industrial times, the “Industrial Revolution”. Also the various shades of grey used in combination with the various finishing are a testament to this relevant époque.

Box
Stainless steel case with medium grey PVD treatment
Animation ring of eloxed aluminum in warm grey with sand blasted finishing
Measurements: H: 47mm & W: 47.6 mm
Hardened mineral Glass

Interface
Dark and warm grey color;
Finishing is alternatively opalin, mat, diamond cut, satine and circular/bouchonné
Myota 82S7 movement with open balance wheel
Small second and 24h indication disc
Hour- and minute hands as elongated arms of the mechanical movement

Strap
28 mm leather

SEVENFRIDAY P3
In December 2012, after the successful launch of the first 2 models, SEVENFRIDAY launched their third model, the P3. After the P1 found its inspiration in the universe of „industrial essence“, the P2 in the one of “industrial revolution”, the P3 inspires itself from third industrial universe “industrial engines”. Influenced by the no-nonsense attitude of the coffee racer SEVENFRIDAY went about creating the latest model.

In visual contrast to the box and interface – which are all in different shades of black and dark grey – are the signal-red highlights on the dial. The visual experience is enhanced by the animation ring which is reinterpreting the bike’s tire including the profile and material. It embraces the protectively the PVD coated stainless steel case.

Box
Stainless Steel case with black PVD treatment with Animation ring with high resistant silicone and motorcycle tire pattern
Measurements: H: 47mm & W: 47.6 mm
Hardened mineral Glass

Interface
Black, gun metal & a touch of red;
Finishing alternating mat, opalin, satined, diamond cut
Open balance wheel movement Miyota 82S7
Customized with specific disk for 24H and small second functions
Special minute hand designed to be part of the mechanical movement

Strap
28 mm leather

SEVENFRIDAY P3/2
In June 2013, the brand launched P3/2 (Riviera), a powerful, classy yet sporty model. The model name P3 (the second) clearly implies that its inspiration can be found in the universe of the “industrial engines”. Inspired by the classic and timeless beauty of the wooden motorboats, red and blue highlights represent the traditional nautical navigation colors. Animation ring is made of solid Canadian wood by an exceptionally talented young craftsman from South Tyrol. The ring’s look and feel refers to the boat’s wooden body. Production is limited to 350 units in order to fulfill and guarantee the highest quality standards.

Box
Stainless steel case with Animation ring with made of solid Canadian wood, manually finished and oiled
Measurements: H: 47mm & W: 47.6 mm
Hardened mineral Glass

Interface
Silver and grey finishing;
Highlight of blue and red to remind of the nautical colors for navigation
Open balance wheel movement Miyota 82S7
Customized with specific disk for 24H and small second functions (with red and blue index)
Special minute hand designed to be part of the mechanical movement

Strap
28 mm leather

STROM – “Angelus” by Daniel Strom

Following on from dragons and skulls, the third work in the collection by Daniel Strom is somewhat more restrained – or at least its form is less provocative – with angels adorning the sculpted case. The sculptor works with materials and enhances their nobility. Plated onto an original mould, gold, silver, platinum and palladium are crafted by the expert strokes of the goldsmith, giving rise to unique pieces.

The case of the “Angelus” is embellished with a wealth of details, curves, incisions and finishes. Feathers twirl around the crown – a symbol reflected on the lugs. The two sides of the case feature two reclining angels and a crouching messenger, wings spread out as if ready to fly.

Behind the anti-reflective, domed sapphire crystal, the white or dark mother-of-pearl dial plays with contrasts with the Roman numerals and golden, polished hands. Like the Memento Mori or Draco, three hands count the hours, minutes and seconds. At the heart of the timepiece, a second case surrounds the automatic ETA 2824 movement. Price range is CHF 9,999 to 59,999 depending upon the precious metals used.

Technical details
Movement
Mechanical self-winding Calibre ETA 2824

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds

Case
925 solid silver, 18K gold, palladium or platinum
Stainless steel inner case
Anti-reflective, domed sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 50m / 5 ATM

Dial
White or dark mother-of-pearl
Gold-toned or white polished steel hands

Strap
Brown, blue, black or white alligator leather with 925 solid silver, 18K gold, palladium or platinum “Angelus” pin buckle

Models and Price details
925 solid silver model; 88-piece limited edition: CHF 9,999
925 solid silver model, with angels and crown in 18K red gold; 88-piece limited edition: CHF 10,999
Palladium model; 44-piece limited edition: CHF 19,999
Red gold model (18K); 44-piece limited edition: CHF 27,555
Platinum model    ; 12-piece limited edition: CHF 59,999
* Depending on current metal prices

OMEGA Constellation 38mm Day-Date

This year, OMEGA Constellation line gets a new model: the new Constellation 38 mm Day-Date powered with a brand new movement, the OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 8602/8612. Part of OMEGA’s family of proprietary Co-Axial movements, calibre 8602/8612 is the first to feature day and date indication with instantaneous jump. Its superb timekeeping performance and stability are enhanced by the Si14 silicon balance spring. The Constellation 38 mm Day-Date is delivered with a four-year warranty.

The display, with its facetted 18 Ct gold central hour, minute and seconds hands coated with Super-LumiNova, is highlighted by the date window at 6 o’clock and the day window at the 12 o’clock position. Just above the date window is the familiar Constellation star.

The 38 mm brushed case with polished claws is available in a range of metal options including 18 Ct red or yellow gold, in bicolour versions blending 18 Ct red or yellow gold and stainless steel.  The brushed bezel has dazzling Roman numerals that are set with 116 full-cut diamonds with a combined weight of 0.13 carat.

The screw-in caseback has a sapphire crystal that makes it possible to see the new movement in action. The watches have bracelets that correspond to their case metals.

The new OMEGA Constellation 38 mm Day-Date is water resistant to 10 bar / 100 metres / 330 feet.

OMEGA Speedmaster “First Omega in Space” Numbered Edition Chronograph

OMEGA Speedmaster, the only watch qualified for every manned NASA mission was the first OMEGA worn in space during Mercury Atlas 8 mission in October of 1962 by astronaut Wally Schirra.To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Speedmaster to orbit the earth, OMEGA has created the Speedmaster “First Omega in Space” in honour of Wally Schirra and his historic wristwatch.

The OMEGA Speedmaster “First Omega in Space” edition recalls the watch that Schirra bought at a jeweller in Houston more than half a century ago. Inside its 39.70 mm polished, brushed stainless steel case is the legendary manual-winding calibre 1861, which earned its reputation as the movement in the legendary OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch. There is a black aluminium bezel ring with a tachymetric scale.

Visible through its box-form, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal is the classic varnished black dial that for 55 years has made the Speedmaster the world’s definitive chronograph: the 30-minute and 12-hour counters are located at 3 o’clock and 6 o’clock respectively and the small seconds sub-dial is at 9 o’clock. It has white transferred indexes; the hour markers and hour and minute hands are coated with Super-LumiNova.

The watch has a screw-in stainless steel caseback which is embossed with OMEGA’s original seahorse emblem, the words “THE FIRST OMEGA IN SPACE” and “OCTOBER 3, 1962”, the date of the Mercury Atlas 8 mission. The Speedmaster “First Omega in Space” is a numbered edition and its number is engraved on the caseback.

The OMEGA Speedmaster “First Omega in Space” chronograph is presented on a brown leather strap with beige stitching. Water resistance is 5 bar / 50 metres/ 167 feet.

Ulysse Nardin Blue Sea (Ref. 263-97LE-3C) Limited Edition

Resolutely anchored in aquatic sports, the Blue Sea by Ulysse Nardin is designed to tackle extreme conditions. It perfectly combines its dual function as a diving instrument and beautiful watchmaking piece. Blue Sea has a self-winding movement featuring a 42-hour power reserve indicator, oversized small seconds and large date display.

A symbol of the vigour of youth, this powerful timepiece showcases Ulysse Nardin’s constant advances in watchmaking technology. Its stainless-steel case, 45.8 millimetres in diameter, has been specially treated with a sophisticated vulcanisation process giving it a blue rubber coating with a remarkable appearance and a truly comfortable feel.

Its exhibition case-back reveals the self-winding movement also blued. The non-moving metal parts of the movement have been treated with a stainless blue titanium based alloy (ion sputtering process). Where necessary, the metal parts have been reworked to accommodate the blue coating, the thickness of which is 1 micron with a hardness of 1500 HV.

To enhance its look, a wave pattern adorns the structured strap and dial. The hour markers and hour and minute hands are covered with blue luminescent material for improved readability. Its power-reserve indicator is situated at 12 o’clock while the small seconds and large date are displayed at 6 o’clock. Small hands are painted blue. The sapphire crystal has been treated with an anti-reflective coating.

Fitted with a unidirectional rotating bezel and screwed crown, its individually-numbered case is water-resistant to 200 metres. This edition is limited to 999 pieces, each individually numbered on the side of the case. The reliability of the Blue Sea is further strengthened by an exclusive black ceramic folding clasp and a blue rubber strap with ceramic components.

Technical details
Model: Blue Sea
Limited Edition of 999 pieces
Reference 263-97LE-3C: Stainless steel

Movement 
Calibre UN-26, 11 ½’’
28 jewels
Power-Reserve: Approximately 42 h
Winding: Self-winding

Functions
Chronometer with power-reserve indicator at 12 o’clock
Small seconds and large date at 6 o’clock

Case
Stainless steel specially treated with a blue rubber coating using a sophisticated vulcanization process
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Dial and strap with a motif in the form of waves
Diameter: 45.8 mm
Water-resistance: 200 m
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Crown: Screw-down
Case-back: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal

Strap  
Rubber strap with two black ceramic elements and folding clasp

 

CVSTOS Challenge Jet-Liner GT Daedalvs Edition

Swiss luxury watch brand CVSTOS presents a new version of the model Challenge Jet-Liner: Challenge Jet Liner GT – Daedalus Edition. This novelty is inspired by the know-how of DAEDALVS, the architect, craftsman and sculptor of incomparable genius in Greek mythology.

This new version of the mythical Challenge Jet Liner with its metallic dial stretches to the limits the technologies applied, paying homage to DAEDALVS.

The brand’s spirit of genius creates an innovative process of laser cutting without deformation either for the honeycomb structure or for the railway of the dial’s minute circle, sculpted from a solid, the latter coming from a titanium sheet of two tenths of a millimeter.

VSTOS Challenge Jet-Liner GT Daedalvs Edition, Swiss made

By launching this timepiece, CVSTOS reaffirms its respect for the ancestral expertise of the master watchmakers, the guarantee of its ability to apply avant-garde technologies in perfect harmony with watchmaking tradition.

Technical details

Model: CVSTOS Challenge Jet-Liner GT Daedalvs Edition, Swiss made

Case
Tonneau-shaped, 59.00mm X 45mm X 15.45mm.
Materials: Steel or Titanium/5N component.
Polished and satin-finished case
Caseback: Open with sapphire crystal.
Crystal Sapphire, none-reflecting coating 2 faces.
Water-resistance: 100 meters
Screws: Polished titanium grade 5, exclusive CVSTOS TECHNOLOGY pattern.
Crown: Grain, screw decoration Cvstos. Screwdown, polished titanium grade 5 or 5N Red Gold, Nitril insert.

Dial
Dial: Titanium railroad and honeycomb, laser cut.
Hands: Pierced, chromed and Super-Luminova treated.

Movement
CVSTOS CVS350
Skeletonized Automatic winding movement ; Black plasma treatment, rhodiated treatment or black rhodium treatment for grey titanium.
Functions: Hour, minute, seconds in the center (date disc skeletonized).
Power-reserve: 42 hours
Jewels: 25
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour

Bracelet or Strap
Black Rubber (Nitril-NBR®) or black alligator skin
Buckle Folding clasp

CVSTOS Challenge Jet-Liner Carbone

Swiss luxury watchmaking house CVSTOS enhances their Challenge Jet Liner model with a new exclusive version: «CARBON CONCEPT», the first tonneau case with carbon.

The casing of the middle, inlaid with a carbon fibre material, the weaving of which is so fine that it equals the quality used in the aeronautical industry, harmoniously accentuates the shape of the Challenge case.

CVSTOS Challenge Jet-Liner Carbone

Having obtained recognition over the years and proven its ingenuity amongst the different versions created up until now, this new model of the Challenge case has been developed with the same meticulousness as the handmade marquetry that reached its peak under the reign of Louis XIV.

CVSTOS Challenge Jet-Liner Carbone

In the same vein as the delicate work of the cabinetmaker, who cuts the wood to shape and veneers it by hand, the carbon has been inlaid and then manually lacquered to create this new timepiece, which is as innovative as it is traditional.

CVSTOS has worked across the entire spectrum of its own processes to completely reinvent and develop a new case for the CHALLENGE JETLINER CARBON:

  • Cutting with a laser prevents the carbon fibre material from fraying, thus giving each component cut a perfect geometry.
  • Inlaying each of the cut components in its respective housing by hand.
  • Manual coating of the material with seven (7) layers of lacquer successively followed by firing in the ovens (autoclaves) in a controlled atmosphere provided for this purpose.
  • Levelling of the inlaid surface by means of a robotic correction process.
  • Finishing with a final manual polish.

The strict and chronological order of these different phases endows this fusion of materials with a finish of an unrivalled appearance and depth.

Technical details

Model: CVSTOS Challenge Jet-Liner Carbone

Case
Tonneau-shaped, 53.70mm x 41mm x 13.35 mm
Materials: Titanium, steel or 5N Red Gold. Polished case, lacquered carbon
Case back: Open with sapphire crystal
Crystal: Sapphire, none-reflecting coating 2 faces.
Water-resistance: 100 meters
Screws: Polished titanium grade 5, exclusive CVSTOS TECHNOLOGY pattern.
Crown: Grain, screw decoration Cvstos. Screwdown, polished titanium grade 5, steel, or 5N Red Gold, Nitril insert

Dial
Arabic numbers
Exclusive CVSTOS TECHNOLOGY design
Sapphire, none-reflective coating
Indexes Super-Luminova treated.
Hands: Pierced, chromed and Super-Luminova treated

Movement
Skeletonized. Automatic winding movement
CVSTOS CVS350. Black plasma treatment, rhodiated treatment or black rhodium treatment for grey titanium.
Functions: Hour, minute, seconds in the center (date disc skeletonized).
Power-reserve: 42 hours
Jewels: 25
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour

Bracelet or Strap
Carbon
Buckle: Folding clasp carbon

DIETRICH Night Skeleton

Introduced in 2012, the following three special editions of the DIETRICH NIGHT watch are inspired by the most important nights in the life of creative professionals, are all hand-skeletonized, in the way of the craftsman, in order to reveal all the internal details of the manually wound caliber.

– Hammersmith: inspired by the spirit of rock concerts in London

DIETRICH Night Skeleton watch Hammersmith

–  Hollywood Boulevard: inspired by the spirit of movie premieres in Los Angeles

DIETRICH Night Skeleton watch Hollywood Boulevard

Chelsea: inspired by the spirit of opening nights of art gallery exhibitions in New York.

DIETRICH Night Skeleton watch Chelsea

Born in the watch-making town of Besançon, Emmanuel Dietrich launched his eponymous brand in 2011. These special edition watches come with black PVD stainless steel case with skeletonized and black rhodium treated ETA 6498-1 mechanical hand-wound movement.

Technical details

Model: DIETRICH Night Skeleton watch

  • Dimensions: 1.65 x 0.43 inches
  • Black PVD stainless steel case with skeleton movement, varnished black hours and minutes hands and steel small seconds hand.
  • Black rhodium treated ETA 6498-1 caliber
  • Anti-reflection double double-sided sapphire crystal
  • Transparent case back
  • Black PVD stainless steel clasp
  • Swiss Made
  • Suggested retail price before tax: USD 22’300
  • Suggested retail price with tax: CHF 22’000 TTC / EUR 20’200 TTC

Glashütte Original Senator Moon Phase Skeletonized Edition

Introduced in 2012, the Glashütte Original Senator Moon Phase Skeletonized Edition invokes the grand tradition of skeleton watches, designed to reveal the fascinating micromechanical universe at the heart of the watchmaker’s art.

This masterpiece from the Saxon manufactory takes up the Glashütte Original 1845 Classic Up/Down with Moon Phase model originally introduced more than ten years ago. The  2012 edition is presented in a reworked, superbly finished red gold case designed to enhance the connoisseur’s vision, not only of the superb gold and blue moon phase display and elegant up/down power reserve indicator, but of the captivating mechanics of the movement that drives them. The galvanized silver cutaway dial features a black chapter ring and finely drawn Roman numerals, while blued steel hour, minute and small second hands indicate the time. The indicator for the 40-hour power reserve is positioned at 2 o’clock.

The Senator Moon Phase Skeleton edition opens up the art of watchmaking to the connoisseur’s admiring eye: the precisely executed skeletonization reveals the quintessential beauty of the manually wound manufactory Caliber 49-13. The filigreed work of art is protected on dial side by a sapphire crystal, antireflective on both sides, and by an antireflective sapphire crystal fitted to the case back.

These sapphire crystals offer the wearer an unusually complete view of the movement, it’s fascinating complications and superbly finished components. Characteristically precise craftsmanship and a love of detail are clearly evident in the winding wheels with double sunburst decoration, screw-mounted gold chatons with blued steel screws, hand-engraved plates and the lavishly finished swan-neck fine adjustment. An elaborate, sophisticated procedure allows the gold engraved lettering and limited edition number to appear in distinct contrast to the galvanized silver of the movement.

Each movement bears a limited edition number (e.g. 001/100) that coincides with the number engraved on the case. Limited worldwide to 100 pieces, the Glashütte Original Senator Moon Phase Skeletonized Edition is fitted with a matt black Louisiana alligator strap with foldover clasp and presented to its new owner in an elegant, highly polished, dark brown wooden case.

Technical details
Model: Senator Moonphase Skeletonized
Reference 49-13-15-15-04

Case
Material: 18 ct red gold
Case diameter: 42 mm
Height: 11.2 mm
Waterproof up to5 atm
Glass: Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on both sides
Bottom: Sapphire crystal

Movement
Manual winding movement, Caliber 49-13
Dimensions: Diameter 35 mm, Height 5.8 mm
Oscillating frequency: 28.800 A/h, equivalent 4 Hz
Power Reserve: 40 h (+/- 5%)
Jewells: 35 jewel bearings, incl. 5 in screwed gold chatons
Balance: screw balance with 18 weighted screws

Dial
Galvanized silver skeletonized with black Roman numerals, hands stainless steel blued, hour/minute centralized, small second off centre, moon phase, power reserve indication, exquisitely finished movement, skeletonized and engraved, polished steel parts, swanneck fine adjustment.

Strap
Louisiana Alligator leather

FORTIS B-42 Flieger Black Cockpit GMT Limited Edition

Specially designed for frequent fliers and aviation professionals, this limited edition timepiece from FORTIS has a steel PVD black case measuring 42 mm in diameters. Its black and white dial features a flange with hour-scale 13 – 24 h, window at 3’o clock for showing the second time zone and a Day window at 3’o clock.  The Hands, Arabic numerals, indices and lower part of the dial are embedded with Superluminova white and green for high legibility in darkness.

Produced in limited edition of 2012 pieces to mark 100th anniversary of FORTIS, the B-42 Flieger Black Cockpit GMT houses the 2893-1 automatic Swiss movement. This timepiece has a screw-down glass case back engraved with the limited edition serial number. Each timepiece from the FORTIS B-42 Flieger Black Cockpit GMT Limited Edition collection is tested for a water resistance up to 200 meters.

Technical details
Reference: 672.18.11
Case No.  672.18.147
672.18.11 K: Rubber strap black with folding clasp
672.18.11 L 01: Leather strap black
Option: Titanium black PVD folding clasp for leather strap with FORTIS logo and “Limited Edition” engraved

Movement
Automatic Swiss movement 2893-1, 11 1/2 ”’, 25 jewels
28,800 semi-vibrations per hour
Fine timing device and Incabloc shock absorber

Functions
Hour, minute, centre-stop-second, second time zone
Date indication

Case
Steel PVD black, two-parts, 42 mm case diameter
Sapphire crystal anti-reflective coating on both sides
Crown with FORTIS logo
Screw-down glass case back, individually numbered (xxxx/2012)
Water-resistant 200 m / 20 bar

Dial/Hands
Dial black and white, flange with hour-scale 13 – 24 h
Window at position 3 h showing the second time zone
Day indication at pos. 3 h
Hands, Arabic numerals, indices and lower part of the dial with Superluminova white and green afterglow in darkness
Centre-stop-second-hand black

Attachment
Leather strap black padded with contrast stitching fitted to the case

Packaging
Leather box, pouch with FORTIS logo
Instruction manual, international warranty card
Certificate of limitation

Special Features
Limited Edition 2012 pieces
Lower part of the dial completely coated with Superluminova white
Date indication at position 3 h GMT window at position 9 h
Screw-down glass case back

Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Super Sport in Rose Gold Black

The first Bugatti Super Sport (in White Gold) was presented in 2010. After two years, Parmigiani Fleurier created a Rose Gold version of this highly exclusive wrist watch.

The manually wound Calibre Parmigiani 372 (power reserve of 10 days) was designed in two planes in order to match the contours of this Bugatti watch. On the wrist, the movement of the watch is presented at a 90° angle. On the upside, the balance and escape wheel bridges form an arc, reminiscent of the Bugatti oval. The balance is entirely visible, as is the circular bridge of the power reserve, calibrated to 10 days and placed in the centre.

As striking aesthetic characteristics, the train wheels are once again cut in the form of car wheels, the plate and its 10 bridges, designed and decorated in line with Parmigiani Fleurier’s exclusive codes, adopt the pillar system already used on the Calibre 370 to support the assembly. Six sapphire crystals reveal the 333 components of the Bugatti Super Sport, which is water resistant to 10 metres.

The dial, made from black opaline with a gold base, a testimony to the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, has transparent sections in the centre which allow a glimpse of the hour wheel.

The exceptionally slender profile of the Bugatti Super Sport may evoke the fuselage of a wing, but was in fact designed to reference the emblematic form of the case lugs of a Parmigiani Fleurier watch. Bugatti hence becomes the unmistakable signature of the Parmigiani Fleurier style, adorned with the symbolic curves of the brand. Extremely ergonomic on the wrist, the two articulated lugs on the front of the Bugatti Super Sport ensure wearer comfort. The case of the new Bugatti’s 18 carat rose gold case is designed to reflect the tension lines of the Bugatti Veyron’s wings.

Brushed or polished, the tapered surfaces and chamfers come to life in the light, enhancing the generous volumes of the piece. The watch’s aerodynamic curves, which are reminiscent of those on the 1200 bhp Bugatti Veyron, are matched with an integral Hermès strap specially created for the occasion.

Technical details
Model: Bugatti Super Sport Rose Gold
Limited edition of 30 pieces

Movement
PF 372
Hand-wound movement
10-day power reserve
Two-plane calibre: height 15.96 mm, width 25 mm, length 37.01 mm
Frequency: 3 Hz – 21,600 Vib/h 40 jewels. Two series-coupled barrels
Number of components: 333
“Côtes de Genève“decoration, circular-grained, sand-blasted and hand-bevelled main plates

Functions
Hour
Minute
Power reserve indicator

Case
Shaped case: 36.0 x 50.7 mm, height 22.7 mm
Material: rose gold 18 ct. Polished and satin-finished
Water resistance: 10 m
Six anti-reflective sapphire crystals
Front and topside crystals metallised around the outer rim
Unique dynamometric crown for time-setting and winding
Individual number engraved on the case-back and “Edition limitée XX/30”

Dial
Black opaline, polished EB applique, ovale applique black-gold, Delta-shaped hands with luminescent coating

Strap
Hermès alligator strap, rose gold folding buckle 18 ct with polished finish

SCALFARO – GTO 1962 Bizzarrini Watch Edition

Inspired by the world’s most legendary sports car: the iconic Ferrari 250 GTO which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012, the limited edition GTO 1962 BIZZARRINI is a collection of mechanical Swiss timepieces featuring original material from one of the most prominent GTO cars – the ex-Ecurie Francorchamps chassis no. 3757GT.

The design and creation of this truly special edition was realized in close collaboration with “L’Ingegnere” Giotto Bizzarrini who was the leading engineer in the GTO’s development over 50 years ago as well as Pink Floyd drummer and car collector Nick Mason who supplied genuine parts of his GTO. These parts were subsequently integrated into the watch cases of the edition, so that each of the numbered edition watches not only features numerous design elements from the GTO, but also contains the authentic DNA of this sports car icon and thus a direct link to its fascinating history. The signature of Giotto Bizzarrini adorns the face of each chronograph and underlines the exclusivity of this edition limited to 250 pieces.

Further details include: 42mm case diameter, Scalfaro Ceramic DNA Intarsia, finely decorated Swiss mechanical Manufacture La Joux-Perret chronograph movement, off-shape bezel, sapphire crystal, see-through case back, choice of black natural rubber strap incl. cylinder ignition pattern of the Colombo V12 engine or Horween shell cordovan strap, elegant folding buckle, water-resistant to 100m (330ft). Each SCALFARO GTO 1962 BIZZARRINI EDITION watch is individually numbered and comes in an exclusive wooden box.

– Watch case diameter: 42mm;
– Movement: Swiss ADK Calibre 150 TriCompax Chronograph, automatic winding mechanism;
– Movement skillfully decorated with Geneva stripes, Perlage pattern and skeleton rotor;
– Stainless steel watch case with SCALFARO Ceramic DNA Intarsia incl. genuine parts of Ferrari 250 GTO chassis no. 3757GT owned by Pink Floyd drummer and car collector Nick Mason (material supplied by the owner of the car incl. certificate);
– Dial featuring various surface finishing techniques and hand-applied luminous indexes;
– Sapphire crystal with print of facsimile signature of engineer Giotto Bizzarrini on the inside; see-through case back with Sapphire crystal, case back fixed with 4 ScalfaScrews;
– Water-resistance 100m (330ft / 10atm);
– Limited to 250 pieces worldwide incl. individual numbering (001/250,…);
– Choice of black natural rubber strap engraved with the ignition pattern of the GTO‟s V12 Colombo engine or black Horween Shell Cordovan strap; both equipped with folding buckle;
– Recommended Retail Price: Euro 7.950,-

GIOTTO BIZZARRINI
Giotto Bizzarrini was born in Quercianella/Italy into a family with a long engineering tradition. He obtained an engineering degree from the University of Pisa in July 1953 and started his career at Alfa Romeo in 1954 where he learned the fine art of test-driving from such masters as Guidotti and Sanesi. In 1957 he joined Ferrari under the guidance of Luigi Bazzi to be promoted to director of production and testing control in 1958. By 1959 he was head of the experimental, sport and GT car development where he worked with Carlo Chiti on the 12-cylinder Testa Rossa engine and was given responsibility for the development of the 250 GT Short Wheel Base (SWB). After Jaguar‟s unexpected introduction of the striking E-Type in 1961, Ferrari‟s legendary sales director Gerolamo Gardini was pushing Enzo Ferrari to “Make something!”

In greatest secrecy, Ferrari instructed Bizzarrini to construct “an E-Type-beater” based on a 250 SWB (s/n 2053). The resulting prototype was nicknamed “La Papera” and when tested in Monza by Moss and Mairesse in September 1961 it lapped substantially faster than the 250 SWBs. The infamous “Palace Revolt” of November 1961 sparked by dissonances between Gardini and Ferrari‟s wife Laura abruptly ended Bizzarrini‟s career at Ferrari and put him on to new challenges such as creating the base for Lamborghini‟s first V12 engine and later on his own Bizzarrini cars.

Bizzarrini‟s successor at Ferrari, Mauro Forghieri, only but put the finishing touches on Bizzarrini‟s work before the GTO was officially launched in February 1962. To this day Giotto Bizzarrini is regarded as one of the finest engineers involved in some of the greatest sports cars of all times incl. his leading role in the creation of the world‟s most iconic sports car: the 250 GTO. We are truly proud to be associated with “L‟Ingegnere”.

NICK MASON
For music fans, the name Nick Mason is inseparably linked to Pink Floyd. Nick Mason is the drummer of this legendary band and the only constant member since its formation in 1965.

But, apart from his career in the music world, Nick Mason is also known to be a genuine car enthusiast with petrol running in his veins – affection handed down to him from his father. His true passion is cars – especially fast ones with which he competed several times at the Le Mans 24h. His extraordinary collection comprises some of the world‟s most rare and valuable cars incl. modern wonders such as a McLaren F1 or a Ferrari Enzo, but also and foremost classic gems such as a Maserati Birdcage, Jaguar D-Type and several red racers incl. the most coveted of them all, a Ferrari 250 GTO (#3757GT) incl. the eponymous registration “250 GTO”. Today, GTOs are worth many millions of dollars. Mason admits he had no idea that would be the case when he bought it, and adds that investing is not the focus of his collection.

Nick Mason loves to race his cars and to take them out on the tracks – much to the delight of classic car enthusiasts that get to see the cars in places such as Goodwood, Silverstone, Le Mans or Monaco.

Nick Mason has shared his fascination for cars in his book “Into the Red / Passion for Speed” in which he describes his experience with his cars.

FERRARI 250 GTO (250 Gran Turismo Omologato)
The Ferrari 250 GTO is the most coveted and most valuable sports car of our time commanding prices of US$ 30 million and above. Only 39 GTOs were built between 1962 and 1964. Each of these cars has a most interesting story to tell, be it the car‟s impressive racing career or/and its illustrious owners. The GTO embodies style and performance at its best and has always been a car of legend. Besides its role as the ultimate status symbol, it still is the “weapon of choice” for the Gentleman Driver.

Developed in greatest secrecy under the guidance of engineer Giotto Bizzarrini during 1961, the 250 GTO was fitted with a 300-horsepower version of the legendary 3-litre Colombo V12 Testa Rossa engine mounted lower in the chassis (dry-sump) allowing for a low hoodline, optimized aerodynamics and better handling due also to the low point of gravity. In its final state the GTO was capable of top speeds just under 300km/h which made it one of the fastest cars of its times.

From its launch in 1962, the GTO truly earned its reputation as the king of sports car racing by winning three sports car world championship titles in a row (1962 to 1964). It was raced by the most famous drivers of its time incl. Stirling Moss, Willy Mairesse, Phil Hill, the Rodriguez Brothers, John Surtees, Jo Siffert, Carlo Abate and American Roger Penske to name but a few. The GTO was not only raced by the Ferrari works team, but also by numerous private teams such as Ecurie Francorchamps, NART, Count Volpi„s Scuderia Serenissima and Maranelllo Concessionnaries. Its long list of victories includes racetrack royalty from the Le Mans 24h to the Tour de France, Targa Florio, Spa, Monza, the Nürburgring, Reims, Montlhéry, Sebring and the Goodwood TT.

In addition to its dominant performance, beautiful 12-cylinder soundtrack, and striking Scaglietti-built bodywork, the GTO features many fascinating design details incl. the typical air-outlets, covered headlights, d-shaped upper cooling slots with their removable covers, delicate bonnet locks, rear-spoiler, metal gear plate, wooden Nardi steering wheel, Veglia Borletti instruments, Borrani wire-spoked wheels, three-eared spinners,… and finally its V12 engine which is a true a work of art.

FERRARI 250 GTO CHASSIS #3757GT
Each edition timepiece includes genuine material from this very car which was bought originally by Jacques Swaters for Ecurie Francorchamps in June 1962. Chassis 3757GT was extensively raced by the Belgian team at the most famous tracks including Le Mans (3rd overall in 1963), Spa, Silverstone, Montlhéry, Goodwood, Daytona, Sebring, and Nürburgring, In 1978 it was bought by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason who still owns the car today and regularly enters it in exclusive classic car events such as Goodwood Revival, Silverstone Classics, Le Mans Classic or Pebble Beach.

STROM Draco (AGONIUM Collection)

Launched in 2012, DRACO, the second timepiece in the AGONIUM collection, pays tribute to a legend – the dragon. Noble gold, silver, platinum and palladium lend their force and their qualities, allowing themselves to be wrought by the artist’s talent. First skulls, then dragons and soon angels embody the myths which this watchmaker most values.

The sculptural case protects the more delicate one that surrounds the movement, an ETA 2824 calibre. The “bone white” or black dial with a craquelure effect completes the picture, protected by a curved anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Time flows from twelve Arabic numerals, swept by polished hands.

Technical details
Movement
Automatic, ETA 2824 calibre

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds

Case
Solid sterling silver, 18K gold, palladium or platinum, finished by hand
Inner case in stainless steel
Curved anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Crown in the shape of a royal crown
Water-resistant to 50 m / 5 ATM

Dial
“Bone white” or black
Arabic numerals
Gold-toned, white or black polished steel hands

Strap
Black Hornback alligator with dragon buckle in solid sterling silver, gold, palladium or platinum

BOVET AMADEO® Fleurier Rising Star – Triple Time Zone Tourbillon with Reversed Hand-Fitting (FQF Certified)

Introduced in 2012 on the occasion Bovet’s 190th anniversary, the AMADEO® Fleurier Rising Star – Triple Time Zone Tourbillon Grand Complication proudly carries the FQF (Fleurier Quality Foundation) certification. This new jewel from Grand Complications” collection is entirely developed and manufactured in the workshops of DIMIER 1738, Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Artisanale. This is the first ever timepiece to be certified by Fleurier Quality Foundation, an independent entity which delivers what is acknowledged to be the most stringent watch-making quality label in existence today.

The tourbillon carriage has been extended to a diameter of 13.50mm. The carriage now appears to be suspended in mid-air, accentuating its aesthetic affinity with the historic design of timepieces dating from the 19thcentury.

The rest of the movement makes use of the surface provided by two three-quarter plates, between which DIMIER 1738 watchmakers have succeeded in integrating a plethora of highly useful mechanisms and indications. In an additional tour de force, all indications are arranged in a consummate harmony of balance and symmetry. The horizontal axis of the main guilloche dial shows three time-zones.

The two secondary time-zones are located at 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock and are supplemented respectively by the invaluable indication of one of twenty-four cities corresponding to the time-zone displayed, added to which are two day/night indicators.

The vertical axis also shows the hours and minutes of the local time-zone (in the centre) a power reserve at 12 o’clock and the seconds-hand carried by the upper pivot of the tourbillon carriage at 6 o’clock.

Pascal Raffy and his teams also added a reversed hand-fitting to the back of the timepiece, providing an indication of local time on a dial offset at 12 o’clock which carries the hands of this timepiece- numbering ten no less – without in any way compromising the legibility of the indications.

The tourbillon carriage alone contains many examples of the meticulous care devoted to every detail, often inspired by timepieces found in the historic collections of the House of BOVET. Steel components adopt the emblematic form of period index assemblies. Bevellers have spared no effort in this succession of re-entering angles, rounded off to create a dazzling black polish with clean, bright edges.

The rim of the balance also evokes its glorious ancestors. Its delicate profiles echo the shape of dynamic weights found in the balances of timepieces manufactured by Edouard Bovet in the 19thcentury. Since these weights are manufactured in blued steel, it is perfectly natural that the balance of this Rising Star should also be resplendent in royal blue.

BOVET’s Rising Star is produced in a limited edition of produced in a limited edition of 190 pieces, completed by 9 pairs of unique pieces whose dials on the movement side are decorated with miniature paintings reprising the themes of enamels displayed on historic timepieces from the 19th century found in the private collections of the House of BOVET.

Technical details
Model: AMADEO® Fleurier Rising Star
Triple Time Zone Tourbillon with Reversed Hand-Fitting

Functions 
Hours, minutes, seconds, power reserve, second and third time-zone with day/night  indicators and 24-city discs, reversed  hand-fitting

Case, dial & strap
Type: AMADEO® convertible
Diameter: 46mm
Material: 18K red or white gold
Strap: Full skin alligator
Buckle: 18K red or white gold ardillon buckle
Chain: 18K red or white gold
Dials: Black, blue, red or brown guilloche

Movement
Type: Hand-wound tourbillon
Diameter: 36.00mm
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations / hour
Power reserve: 7 days
Tourbillon: 1 minute
Number of components: 469 (66 for the tourbillon carriage)

Edition
Limited edition of 190 pieces
And 9 pairs of unique pieces.

Fleurier Quality Foundation
Pascal Raffy acquired the House of BOVET and became its sole proprietor in 2001. In that same year, BOVET co-founded the Fleurier Quality Foundation; an independent entity which delivers what is acknowledged to be the most stringent watchmaking quality label in existence today. On that occasion, Pascal Raffy promised that the first timepiece to be certified by the House of BOVET would be manufactured entirely in its own workshops.

BOVET has just certified its Rising Star tourbillon timepiece manufactured entirely by DIMIER 1738 Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Artisanale (Prestigious Craft Watchmaking Manufactory) which was acquired by Pascal Raffy in 2006. This is the most complicated timepiece to have been developed and manufactured by the House. With its 608 components, the Rising Star tourbillon is the emblematic model of the Grand Complications Collection. Its movement has a 7-day power reserve. In addition to showing the hours, minutes and seconds, the Rising Star tourbillon displays two further independent time zones. Each of the two has a precious day/night indicator and a disc listing twenty-four towns in the twenty-four different time zones.

To qualify for the precious label, the timepieces must pass a wide range of exceptionally stringent tests. Each timepiece must satisfy both chronometric and aesthetic criteria, guarantee impeccable reliability, provide evidence of high quality manufacturing processes and be decorated according to the most stringent norms of Prestige Watchmaking.

Last but not least, all of the components must be manufactured and assembled in Switzerland (100% Swiss Made). To justify a chronometric standard worthy of the label, the movements must first obtain a certificate issued by COSC (Offcial Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute). Since this certification is delivered for the movement alone, it is a recognized fact that the performance measured in the test may no longer be the same once the movement has been cased-up. That is why a second chronometry test is performed by the Fleurier Quality Foundation, once the timepiece has been completed and cased-up.

These measurements are taken on a machine which has been specially developed by and for the FQF: the Fleuritest. This is a computer-controlled robot. The movements and daily activity of a wearer’s wrist have been programmed according to various models. With these different models, he Fleuritest therefore simulates the natural movements of a day’s use, while at the same time easuring and analyzing the rate and accuracy of the timepiece.

The FQF label also requires the timepiece to be Chronofiable validated. Chronofiable is an independent laboratory whose role is to test the dependability of the components and entire timepiece over the long term. Accelerated “ageing” of the timepiece is simulated. For instance, each corrector is actuated as often as it would be in normal use over the lifetime of the timepiece.

The prestige of the House of BOVET has been acquired over nearly two centuries through the combination of perfect chronometry and unrivalled use of the decorative arts applied to watchmaking. The Rising Star tourbillon therefore had nothing to fear from the uncompromising rigour of the experts at the Fleurier Quality Foundation. The movement was presented to them ¬ first in kit form so that each component could be examined individually in its entirety.

The choice of materials, the resources deployed, the manufacturing techniques, selection of ¬ finishes and decoration have all been analysed at great length to determine compliance with the regulations adopted by the Foundation.

A second expertise takes place once the movement has been ¬ finished and assembled in order to test the consistency between theory, aesthetics, functions, chronometry and durability of the movement. Because of the complexity of the Rising Star tourbillon movement, twelve months were needed to complete all of these tests.

Romain Gauthier Prestige HMS

The Prestige HMS (Hour, Minute, Seconds) collection by Romain Gauthier is a perfect blend of the traditional and the contemporary watch making. Hours and minutes are clearly legible in the large sub-dial, while cut-outs in the main dial reveal the intricate workings of the precision micro-mechanics of the in-house manufacture movement beneath.

Romain Gauthier Prestige HMS Platinum

The visible oscillating balance wheel at 7 o’clock and open seconds’ wheel at 5 o’clock add vibrancy and animation to an already rich visual experience of mechanics, texture, colour and composition.

The dial of the Prestige HMS is a series of circles within circles. Working from the outside in, we have a chapter ring on a band around the perimeter of the dial.

Inside that there is the off-centre sub-dial of the hours and minutes, its centre a harmonious composite of the engraved R. Gauthier logo on light grey, anthracite sun-ray guilloche radiating outwards and an opening allowing visual access to the movement below. A semi-circular ring arcs over the lower portion of the hour/minute sub-dial and indicates the seconds.

Romain Gauthier Prestige HMS Red Gold

The elegant 41mm diameter case is distinguished by clean, unbroken lines around its full case perimeter and it is the remarkable absence of a crown that reveals just how special the movement is.

Romain Gauthier Prestige HMS White Gold

Placing the crown on the back increases winding efficiency and water resistance also reduces wear and stress of components. The large-diameter flat crown enables the watch to be easily wound, even while on the wrist.

The movement was entirely conceived, developed, designed, produced, assembled and regulated by Manufacture Romain Gauthier.

Virtually every component bears Roman Gauthier’s distinctive touch: from the Vallée de Joux style finger bridges that catch both the light and the eye with their seductive polished curves; the bespoke gear wheels with their circular arms; the polished screw heads with their distinctive S-slot; the delicate balance wheel with its distinctive curved arms and calibrated eccentric weights has been designed and manufactured by Romain Gauthier; and right down to the triangular pallet lever (a Romain Gauthier invention).

In fact, the only components not designed by Romain Gauthier in the movement are the mainspring, balance spring and jewels (and even the latter are oversized to his specifications).

Prestige HMS is available in a 41mm diameter red gold, white gold or platinum case and a 43mm titanium case.

Technical details

Indications
Off-centre hours, minutes and small seconds

Case
Case materials: red gold, white gold, platinum or titanium
Dimensions: 41mm x 12.1, 43mm x 12.1 (titanium)
Water resistance: 10m /1 atm / 30’

Movement
In-house manufacture movement Calibre HMS
Power reserve: 60 hours
Number of jewels: 22
Number of components: 128
Balance frequency: 28,800 bph / 4Hz
Fine finishing including hand polished screws and jewel countersinks; Geneva waves, hand bevelled and polished bridges.

Strap and buckle
Alligator leather hand-stitched in Switzerland with pin buckle in metal to match the case

BULGARI Papillon Voyageur Limited Edition

Introduced in 2012, in a 99-piece limited series, the Papillon Voyageur features an original dual time-zone display and a patented minute indication system.

The Bulgari Papillon Voyageur, Daniel Roth Collection provides an original point of reference for globetrotters wishing to combine an exclusive Haute Horlogerie creation with an instrument enabling them to find their temporal bearings anywhere on the planet. This model equipped with an in-house made movement is issued in a strictly 99-piece limited edition.

Displayed around a graduated 24-hour scale, the jumping-type local time display appears through a vertical aperture at 12 o’clock. It is adjusted via the crown, whereas the dual time-zone indication is provided by a central blued open-worked GMT hand sweeping around a 24-hour graduated guilloché disc and adjusted according to the chosen time zone by means of two push-button respectively situated at 10 o’clock (+) and 2 o’clock (-).

Meanwhile, the minutes are read off by means of the Papillon® device. Placed at the dial centre, it displays the measured minutes via an ingenious device connected to the bearing disc. The latter performs a complete 360° rotation in two hours, and bears two independent retractable lozenge-shaped hands running in turn over two 180-degree segments. Whereas the first marks off the 60 minutes in an hour, the second signals the minutes in tens rather than units.

While the tip of hand A points to the minutes, hand B remains retracted throughout the disc rotation. When hand A reaches the 55th minute on the display segment, hand B makes a progressive quarter-turn to position itself parallel with hand A. The latter, as soon as the minutes start off again from zero, in turn progressively retracts to remain thus for the next 55 minutes. This complex and exclusive patented mechanism is of course coupled with the hour disc.

These sophisticated functions are driven by an in-house made mechanical self-winding movement beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour and endowed with a 45-hour power reserve. The refined mechanism is treated to excellent finishing featuring meticulously hand-crafted circular graining and Côtes de Genève. The visible parts of the movement are satin-brushed, bevelled and polished, as are the screw heads.

The entire range of time measurement information is displayed on the refined split-level dial. Its white-lacquered upper part runs along an arc stretching from 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock and highlighting the jumping hour aperture at 12 o’clock. In harmony with the elegant colour contrasts typical of the Daniel Roth Collection, the lower part of the dial has been given a satin-brushed black gold treatment. It displays the GMT indications on a guilloché-worked circle, along with the Papillon® device accentuated by the two minute read-off segments, also adorned with a finely guilloché motif.

This sophisticated mechanism is housed within a slightly cambered double-ellipse 18-carat pink gold case that is water-resistant to 30 metres. It is fitted with a domed sapphire crystal that is glare-proofed on both sides. The watch is fitted with an alligator leather strap complete with a pink gold triple-blade folding clasp. Bulgari Papillon Voyageur is issued in a strictly limited 99-piece edition.

Technical details
Model: Bulgari Papillon Voyageur

Movement
Reference: DR1307, mechanical self-winding calibre
Diameter: 11 ½   lines
Jewelling: 26 jewels
Power reserve: 45 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz – 28,800 vph
Winding: Automatic unidirectional
Balance: Annular with three spokes, in Glucydur
Index-assembly: Fine adjustment screw
Adjustment: 5 positions
Bridges: Adorned with Côtes de Genève motif
Mainplate: Circular-grained
Oscillating weight: Bimetallic
Rims of the bridges: Chamfered and polished
Jewel surrounds: Diamond-polished, tone-on-tone

Display
Jumping hour, Papillon® minutes indication, dual-time display by a central hand and +/- time-zone adjustment via dedicated push-button

CREPAS TEKTITE LIMITED EDITION

The second commercial model from CREPAS is TEKTITE, which was introduced in 2012 in a limited edition to 199 watches. It boasts a water resistance up to 2000 meters (200 ATM/ 6560 ft) and also antimagnetic up to 70.000A/m.

Its 45 mm surgical stainless steel 316L case in brushed and polished finishing houses Swiss ETA 2824 movement. Hands, dial and bezel are imposed with Superluminova C3 to increase legibility during poor lighting conditions.

The crystal and bezel inlay are made of sapphire and the Gaskets are made of Viton and Tefzel. The TEKTITE comes with three strap options- nylon strap, rubber strap or stainless steel mesh bracelet.

This dive watch is integrated with an auto block 120 positions bezel and an automatic helium valve at 9’o clock. The TEKTITE models were also completely sold out.

Ralph Lauren Slim Classique Collection

With its use of clean, bold geometric lines, and its incorporation of the most luxurious materials into a modernist vision, the Art Deco created a style of timeless beauty where classical and contemporary co-exist as in no other realm of design.

For Ralph Lauren, that era’s unmatched elegance, and its daring spirit of optimism, has long been a source of inspiration. The Ralph Lauren Slim Classique collection celebrates this distinctive aesthetic with timepieces that combine bold geometry with a sleek and thin silhouette, elegant guilloché engraving craftsmanship and masterful gem setting.

In 2012, Ralph Lauren presented two new interpretations of this timeless design, featuring luxurious embellishments that continue to honor the refined glamour and debonair sophistication of the Roaring ’20s.

Ralph Lauren Slim Classique Collection

The first Ralph Lauren 867 watch model places a single row of brilliant-cut diamonds on the bezel of the watch, and accentuates their fire with a glossy black frame that emphasizes the rectilinear form of the watch and reflects the use of contrasting blacks and whites that characterizes much Art Deco design.

Ralph Lauren Slim Classique watch Collection

With the second Ralph Lauren 867 watch model, two rows of brilliant-cut diamonds lend their sparkle to the bezel of the watch. Diamonds have also been set into the lugs, and a single rosecut diamond adorns the crown.

Ralph Lauren Slim Classique Collection

Both models feature traditionally crafted silver opaline dials, with domed and strongly defined black Roman and Arabic numerals.

Presented in18k white gold, these models are worn with a black alligator strap and matching white gold pin buckle, and both are executed in the resolutely classic 27.5mm width, respecting the traditional dimensions of an iconic dress watch.

As with the other Slim Classique collection models these watches are powered by an ultra-flat (2.1mm thin) hand-winding movement crafted by Piaget for Ralph Lauren.

Technical details

Movement
Mechanical manual winding
Manufacture movement, made by Piaget for Ralph Lauren
Calibre: RL430,
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations/hour (3 Hz)
Power reserve: ~40 hours
Components: 131
Decor: Vertical Côtes de Genève and perlage (circular graining)

Functions
Hours, minutes

Models

Ralph Lauren 867 Watch, Black Frame and One row of Diamonds (RLR0132703)

Ralph Lauren 867 Watch, Black Frame and One row of Diamonds (RLR0132703)

Case
18K white gold, polished, with one row of diamonds and a black frame
Size: 27.50 x 27.50 mm; Opening: 26.65 x 26.65 mm; Thickness: 5.75 mm
Flat sapphire crystal, external and internal colorless anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 m)
Crown: 18K white gold
Gem: 96 diamonds

Dial
Colour: Silvery opaline
Black Roman numerals, printed

Hands
Hour, minute: Breguet-style hands
Colour: Shiny black, oxidized

Strap
Black alligator, black Alsavel® lining
Buckle: 18K white gold pin buckle, polished

Ralph Lauren 867 Watch, Two rows of Diamonds (RLR0132702)

Ralph Lauren 867 Watch, Two rows of Diamonds (RLR0132702)

Case
18K white gold, polished, with two rows of diamonds
Size: 27.50 x 27.50 mm; Opening: 26.65 x 26.65 mm; Thickness: 5.75 mm
Flat sapphire crystal, external and internal colorless anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 m)
Crown: 18K white gold with a diamond
Gem: 201 diamonds

Dial
Color: Silvery opaline
Black Roman numerals, printed

Hands
Hour, minute: Breguet-style hands
Colour: Shiny black, oxidized

Strap
Black alligator, black Alsavel® lining
Buckle: 18K white gold pin buckle, polished

RADO R-ONE Automatic Chronograph Black High Tech Ceramic Limited Edition

Introduced in 2012, the Rado R-One Limited Edition features a design that is well out of the orbit of tradition and convention. Its dramatic shape, inspired by intergalactic travel, houses an unusual combination of high-tech materials, signed off with icy blue detail.  The appearance of the finished chronograph resembles a picture of the earth’s atmosphere taken from space.

Silver-coloured metallic and icy blue luminous detail shimmer against a profound and mysterious black background.  Three round chronograph discs characterise the dial like perfectly formed planets, legible signatures of the futuristic theme. Each of the 300 pieces that make up the limited edition comes in its own wooden presentation box, mirroring the watch’s shape and protecting it like a time capsule. Viewed from any angle, the Rado R-One is the shape of things to come, exploring exciting new design territory.

The shaping of the Rado R-One Automatic Chronograph constitutes an intriguing combination of elongated rectangular elements and gentle curves that confidently take modern materials to new physical limits. The fixation of the curved sapphire crystal to the complex structure represents a tough technical challenge due to the angular shaping of the watchcase and the seamless accommodation of the chronograph pushers.

Dial design focuses on a dynamic, user-friendly interaction of straight lines and perfect circles. Round counters in applied steel stand out against the sleek black high-tech ceramic, harmonizing with ultra-modern blue luminous hands and a matching fine straight line linking 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock. Acting as the chronograph’s operational cockpit are a round, steel, ceramic-capped crown and steel pushers.

Teleporting accurate timekeeping to the dial of the Rado R-One is a six-hand, Swiss-made automatic chronograph movement, one of the smallest ever produced and incorporating a power reserve of 37 hours. A date window midway between three o’clock and four o’clock follows the circular path of the number markings. The case is a masterpiece in terms of creativity and durability thanks to ultra-resistant high-tech ceramic and an expertly adhered, domed sapphire crystal. Its robust attachment comes in black rubber strap, incorporating a fine grey line for visual continuity and a titanium three-fold buckle with a high-tech ceramic black cover.

Technical details
Model: RADO R-ONE  Automatic chronograph – Black high-tech ceramic
Limited edition – 300 pieces

Movement
10 ½ ETA 2094, mechanical movement, 33 jewels, 6 hands, 2 pushers, date at 4.30, 30-minute and 60 second counters, 12-hour counter, small second at 9 o‘clock, 37 hrs power reserve

Dial   
Black high-tech ceramic dial with printed indexes, applied steel colour counters

Case    
Black high-tech ceramic case with blue luminous
Dimensions: 34.6 x 48.5 x 12.4 (WxLxH in mm)
Black titanium case back with sapphire crystal
Steel crown with black ceramic cap
Steel pushers with black ceramic cap
Crystal: Dome-shaped sapphire crystal

Hands   
Silver-coloured with blue luminous

Bracelet
Black rubber with grey line
Titanium 3-fold buckle with black high-tech ceramic cover

BULGARI Diagono Ceramic

Introduced in 2012, the Diagono Ceramic reinterprets the fundamental values of an iconic model born over twenty years ago. Available in Steel/Ceramic and pink gold/ceramic versions, the Diagono Ceramic plays on its size as well as the colour of the bezel and of the natural rubber strap, depending on whether it is designed for men or women. In both cases, this new model asserts its undeniable presence as a distinctive timepiece and an efficient measuring instrument.

Born over 20 years ago, the Diagono line is nurtured by history and ancient mythology, an inexhaustible source of inspiration for Bulgari. The line has ingeniously evolved over years, acquiring a slimmer, purer bezel providing a broader dial opening that guarantees optimal readability of the information.

Loyal to its enduring spirit, the Diagono 2012 collection reinterprets the fundamental values of the line through a bold and refined approach. In its masculine versions, this elegant chronograph features a steel or 18 carat satin finished pink gold case measuring 42 mm in diameters. The delicately softened angles, together with alternating brushed and polished surfaces, endow it with a strong personality entirely in tune with its vocation as a sports instrument.

The overall effect is accentuated by a satin finish black ceramic bezel bearing the double brand logo.  It is matched by chronograph pushers also made from ceramic, along with a ceramic set steel or 18 carat pink gold crown.

The Diagono Ceramic is powered by Calibre B130, a mechanical self winding movement equipped with a chronograph module. The functions are reflected on an extremely pure deep black dial in the two men’s versions, bearing three short time hours, minute and seconds measurement counters that are either silver or gold toned depending on the version. The hands adopt the same colour codes in accordance with the version, while the date appears through a window at 4.30.

This timepiece is worn with mono block black rubber strap featuring steel or 18 carat gold inserts, ensuring the excellent hold on the wrist as well as a supple and comfortable feel. It is connected to the case via an extremely sophisticated screw type lug system guaranteeing an ergonomic fit.

The Diagono Ceramic is also available in a 37 mm variation intended for women. This model comes in a steel or satin finished 18 carat pink gold case, topped with a glowing white ceramic bezel. The chronograph pushers are also made from white ceramics, as is the steel or satin finish 18 carat pink gold crown equally set with this elegant and contemporary material.

The sporty vocation of this timepiece is slightly softened by the immaculate radiance of the colour matched by the white mother of pearl dial set with eight brilliant cut diamond hour markers. Like its masculine counterpart this chronograph is driven by a self winding calibre B 130 and displays the three classic short time measurement counters for the hours, minutes and seconds as well as the date at 4.30.

Technical details
Movement
Calibre BVL 130
Mechanical self winding with displays of the date and chronograph, personalised for Bulgari
Cotes de Genève, circular grained and Snailed motifs
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 42 hours
Diameter: 28.60mm
Thickness: 6.10 mm

Functions
Hours, Minutes
Chronograph
Date at 4.30
Seconds, hours and minutes counters at 3,6, and 9’o clock respectively

Case
Steel or 18 carat pink gold, 42 mm in diameter (men’s version) and 37 mm in diameters ( Ladies version), ceramic bezel, ceramic chronograph pushers
Screw lock ceramic set crown
Scratch resistance glare proofed sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 100 m (Men’s version) and 50 m (Ladies version)

Dial
Men’s Version: black dial, Rhodiumed or pink gold plated hour markers with superluminova, Rhodiumed or pink gold plated facetted hands with superluminova
Hand applied facetted hour markers on the dial and inner bezel ring; facetted hands with superluminova CI treatment

Ladies version: white mother of pearl dial, 8 brilliant cut diamonds hour markers; Rhodiumed or pink gold plated facetted open worked hands.

Strap
Mono block black rubber strap with steel or 18 carat pink gold inserts (Men’s versions) and white rubber (ladies version)
Steel or 18 carat pink gold buckle, depending on the model

Cornelius & Cie Chronosome 46 XY/RDM

In 2012, Cornelius & Cie presented the new Chronosome 46 XY/RDM model with a 42mm diameter case.

The 46 XY/RDM shares the same strong visual features as its 49mm stable-mate, including the characteristic bulge in the case at 2 o’clock, the shape of the blued-steel hands and the shape of the dial, the latter inspired by classic designs from the 1940s.

Cornelius & Cie Chronosome 46 XY/RDM

The bulge of the 46 XY/RDM neatly accommodates the indicator for a very generous five days of power reserve provided by double mainspring barrels, and is aesthetically balanced by the retrograde date at 2 o’clock.

The use of only even numbers on the dial allows for maximum legibility and a light, clean look that highlights the rich hand-decoration that characterizes all of Cornelius & Cie’s timepieces.

And as with all Cornelius & Cie’s timepieces, the customer has the option of creating a truly unique watch with a special engraving, logo, monogram, message or even portrait.

Technical details

Model: Cornelius & Cie Chronosome 46 XY/RDM

Indications
Hours, minutes, retrograde date, power reserve
Case
Platinum or 18K pink gold
Hand engraved crown with logo and wood-like decoration
Corrector pusher for date at 2 o’clock
Dimensions: 42mm x 12mm
Water resistance: 3ATM / 30 meter
Crystals: Anti-reflection sapphire crystal front and display back

Dial
Solid silver with applied ruthenium-plated numerals
Open center with view to movement
Optional plate at 9 o’clock for personalized engraving

Movement
Automatic winding with 22K gold skeletonized rotor
5-day (120 hours) power reserve
Double mainspring barrels, Hand-engraved bridges, ruthenium and rhodium plated
43 jewels

Strap
Alligator leather, custom design folding buckle in metal to match case.

Glashütte Original Senator Observer Stainless Steel Version

Observation watches, known more familiarly as ‘deck watches’ were used by navigation officers to help determine a ship’s position at sea. Marine chronometers and observation watches (also known as “B-watches”) were made in Glashütte until well into the 1970s. This testifies to the continuing high quality of watchmaking in the German town – even under challenging circumstances. Taking great pride in this tradition, in 2011 Glashütte Original presented a new version of the observation watch: a limited edition in white gold honouring the memory of Julius Assmann and Roald Amundsen. In 2012 the brand updated the collection with a stainless steel version, available with two elegant variants of the dial.

Julius Assmann was one of the extraordinary watchmakers who established the industry in Glashütte. His firm specialized in the manufacture of these handmade wonders, and the precision and reliability of its observation watches – in particular under extreme weather conditions – made them indispensable instruments for navigation officers, pilots, and pioneering explorers such as Roald Amundsen, who took a number of Julius Assmann observation watches with him on his legendary expedition to the South Pole in 1911.

The design of the Senator Observer takes its inspiration directly from the observation watches made in Julius Assmann’s Glashütte atelier. Two stainless steel models are presented, one with a lacquered silver grained dial, the other with a lacquered gray grained dial.

The dials of both are built up slowly from three separate layers of lacquer and present a finely textured, grained surface, and show a subsidiary seconds dial at 9 o’clock and the power reserve display at 3 o’clock. Glashütte Original’s compelling panorama date display features prominently at 6 o’clock. Blued steel hands and a milled railroad chapter ring frame black/white Arabic numerals.

The Senator Observer features a 44-mm case fashioned of polished and satin-brushed stainless steel and is available with either a black Louisiana alligator leather strap or a “vintage” brown calfskin strap, both available with a stainless steel fold-over clasp.

At the heart of the Senator Observer is the automatic Caliber 100-14, an exquisitely finished self-winding movement with a 55 hour power reserve (+/- 10%). Although traditional observation watches used hand-wound movements, Glashütte Original has chosen to outfit the Senator Observer with a contemporary automatic movement in order to maximize comfort for the wearer.

Thus, the ‘Ab Auf’ indicator on the dial represents a true power reserve, rather than a simple indication of running time. The exquisite finishing of the automatic Caliber 100-14 is easily visible through the sapphire case back. The movement features the characteristic three-quarter plate with Glashütte ribbing, polished steel components and bevelled edges that distinguish high end mechanical watches from Glashütte Original.

Technical details

Model: Senator Observer Stainless Steel Version

References
100-14-05-02-04 (varnish silver grainé dial)
100-14-02-02-04 (varnish grey grainé dial)

Case
Stainless steel
Case diameter: 44 mm
Height: 12 mm
Waterproof up to 5 atm
Glass: Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on both sides
Bottom:  Sapphire crystal

Movement
Automatic movement, Caliber 100-14
Diameter 31.15 mm, Height 6.5 mm
Oscillating frequency: 28.800 A/h, equivalent to 4 Hz
Power Reserve: 55 h (+/- 10%)
Jewels: 60
Balance screw balance with 16 weighted screws  Remarks Hours and minutes, small second (off centre), power  reserve display, second stop, panorama date; exquisitely finished movement, bevelled edges, polished and brushed steel parts, swan-neck fine adjustment, divided three-quarter plate with Glashütte ribbed finish, skeletonized rotor with 21-carat gold oscillation weight

Strap
Louisiana-Alligator leather, also available with calfskin strap or with metal bracelet

Rudis Sylva RS12 Grand Art Horloger

Rudis Sylva RS12 Grand Art Horloger is the third generation of timepieces equipped with the Harmonious Oscillator.  This revolutionary regulator featuring two toothed balances is a unique invention minimising the effects of gravity while boasting highly sophisticated decorative details hand-worked by the region’s finest craftsmen.

When the Harmonious Oscillator was unveiled at Baselworld 2009, many watchmakers declared the invention to be as important as the Breguet Tourbillon created over 200 years earlier.

This horological revolution with toothed balances is the only device in the world that instantly eliminates the effect of gravity in the vertical position. The two toothed balances are interlinked. This link ensures the same amplitude. The symmetry and energy of the balance springs are in permanent opposition, enabling instantaneous average correction in the vertical position.

The Harmonious Oscillator, which is the world’s number one gravity-combating device, is not only an embodiment of technical brilliance; it also appears in only the most lavish surroundings. It is always associated with rare feats of craftsmanship such as engraving, enamelling, guillochage and bevelling.

Rudis Sylva not only invented the Harmonious Oscillator; since its creation in 2006, the brand has also adopted an approach which is exceptional in the world of watchmaking. Its 3 founding shareholders still own the share capital, which has not increased since the company was founded. It’s an approach that cements the credibility of a brand categorised as an independent watchmaker. Rudis Sylva has invested in the production of its own movement. Only 7 of its components are purchased from external suppliers, with the bridges, balances, gears, screws, pinions and other parts all produced in its partner factory, one of the most productive manufacturing sites in the watchmaking world which boasts skilled workers and modern, sophisticated production equipment.

Featuring extraordinary finishes, Rudis Sylva timepieces combine state of the art technology and superb craftsmanship. Understandably, such sophistication cannot be mass-produced, and each piece is unique. Consequently, they enjoy exclusive distribution, with only the world’s top retailers registered as holders of the brand. These retailers guarantee superior horological expertise, and know how to take techniques such as Grand Feu enamelling, engraving, inset bevelling and hand guillochage to their technical heights.

The Harmonious Oscillator
The two toothed balances are interlinked. This link ensures the same amplitude. The symmetry and energy of the balance springs are constantly opposed, enabling instantaneous average correction in the vertical position, which eliminates the effect of gravity.

  • The frequency is 21,600 vibrations/hour (3 Hz)
  • The cage turns 360 degrees in 60 seconds
  • The pallet fork is positioned at 90 degrees
  • The double barrel ensures a power reserve of 70 hours

Second Indicator Bridge: Machined from titanium and hand-bevelled, this bridge includes 28 inward corners. It takes 10 times longer to create an inward corner in titanium than a rounded corner in steel!

Main plate: The lower part of this strategic component features a hand-crafted guilloche decoration of tapering pyramids. From the edge to the centre of the piece, each guilloche line includes 60 pyramids, each one smaller than its neighbour, requiring extremely meticulous guilloche operations.

The engraving: Apparent in the marking on the double barrel bridge, the sun dial or in the text on the back of the watch, the infinitely precise engraving magnifies the skill of the hand-engraver whose painstaking work is carried out under binoculars.

Grand feu enamel: The silica stones are crushed by hand and mixed with water. The resulting material is then applied to the hand-engraved surfaces and placed in an kiln at 840 degrees. Finally, the enamel is polished to obtain a perfect sun dial.

The unique technology offered by Rudis Sylva positions the Harmonious Oscillator above all existing tourbillons, since it is completely freed from the effects of gravity. The hand finishing makes each product unique and pays tribute to the various branches of watchmaking artistry.

Technical details
Reference: RS 12 Grand Art Horloger

Case   
Pink or grey gold 18 cts
Width: 44 mm
Height    : 14.3 mm
Case finish: vertical satin finish
Bezel finish: polished
Horn finish: welded, polished and micro-blasted
Inter-horn distance: 23 mm
Case Back: pink gold or grey gold, screwed ; Hand-engraved sun dial with grand feu enamel
Crown: pink gold or grey gold with machine engraved logo

Dial
Hour, minute and second indicator
Hour and minute indicator ring: sun decoration
Second indicator ring: bevelled
Hand centre: hand guilloche work
Hand guilloche work pattern: progressive circular pyramids
Hands: Gold, hand decorated
Decoration: drawing on the 2 faces, bevelling on the flanks
Main plate: hand guilloche worked, 60 tapering pyramids

Movement   
Harmonious Oscillator
Dimensions: Thickness: 7.78 mm / Diameter: 39.55 mm
Winding: manual, 49 crown revolutions
Power reserve: about 70 hours
Manufacture    made by Rudis Sylva
Purchases from third parties-7 parts: escapement, stones, spring, Incabloc
Indicators: hour, minute, seconds
Main plate machining: on machine with bed plate, 175 operations
Accuracy check : 100% of components

Harmonious oscillator 
System unique worldwide, patent no. 575/09
Balances: toothed, interlinked, ensuring the same amplitude
Escapement:    only 1 with 1 pallet fork positioned at 90 degrees
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations/hour (3 Hz)
Cage rotation: 360 degrees in 60 seconds
Cage diameter: 17.40 mm
Balance-springs: 2, flat, asymmetric deployment
Balance-spring symmetry and energy: constantly opposed
Vertical gravity correction: instantaneous, completely eliminating the effect of gravity

Movement finishes
Haute Horlogerie finishing
Main plate: bevelling, tapering pyramid guilloche work
Bridges: hand-decorated, bevelling, circular graining, drawing
Gear trail: circular graining, diamond-polished corners
Screws: machine threading with controlled undercut
Barrel drum: snailed
Titanium cage bridge: bevelling, 28 inward corners, drawing (30 hours’ work)

Strap
Real alligator, large scales with tassel
Buckle: tongue pink gold or grey gold 18 cts

Price
Retail price: CHF 250,000.-

PEQUIGNET Royale Titane Collection – Pilot Range

Incorporating the latest generation of the famous Calibre Royal© movement, these Royale Titane models are designed in the pilot watch style, with large Luminova indexes and hands reminiscent of the illuminated beacons used to guide aircraft on the ground. Hours, minutes, small seconds, 88-hour power reserve and a dual date and day window complement the striking reflections of the sunray dials.

Designed in the Jura watchmaking region, the new Calibre Royal© models bear the hallmarks of advanced technology and innovation – the signature of Pequignet manufacture.

Composed of innovative materials, the Royale Titane collection opens up new horizons for Pequignet manufacture. These bold, superior timepieces are available in two models, one featuring three complications paired with a white opaline or anthracite sunray dial, and the other, more restrained, with a black opaline or brown sunray dial.

 

The distinctive features of this titanium line are its 50-metre water resistance and its high fashion rubber straps designed to appeal to a dynamic, sporty clientele.

Technical details
Ref. 9032733/30 & Ref.9032713/30
Case: 44 mm, titanium
Large date with large dual window
Brushed finish
White opaline or anthracite sunray dial
Two-tone Super Luminova hands
Water resistant to 50 metres
Black vulcanised rubber strap with fleur-de-lis deployant buckle

Ref. 9032883/30 & Ref. 9032843/30
Case 44 mm, titanium
Brushed finish. Black PVD coating
Black opaline or Brown sunray dial
Two-tone Super Luminova hands
Water resistant to 50 metres
Black vulcanised rubber strap with fleur-de-lis deployant buckle