Garrick Norfolk

Celebrating Great Britain’s rich maritime history, the Norfolk watch by London based Garrick exhibits a traditional aesthetic, imbued with flourishes of individualistic detail. This watch was designed by esteemed freelance designer, Michael Holbeck.

The large nameplate is a key feature of the Norfolk, and is inspired by old instruments which proudly displayed the makers name on a steel or brass plate. The grand feu dial is made entirely in-house using traditional methods. First the dials are turned from silver and an enamel coating is applied to the front and back of the dial to prevent warping.

The fired enamel dial is paired with Garrick’s unique ‘Maritime hands’. The hour and minute hands, with their anchor-like profiles, are produced in-house and thermally blued, in keeping with fine watchmaking tradition.

Housed within a 42mm case (manufactured locally and finished in-house), the hand-wound movement is finished to Garrick’s exacting standards.

Two versions are available to purchase: A flat engraved case-back or Exhibition version with Sapphire crystal and plated movement. The price of the handcrafted Norfolk is £2295 – £2795.

Technical details

Case
316L Stainless Steel.
42mm Case
12.5mm Depth
Sapphire Crystal with AR Coating
20mm Lugs

Dial
Machined Silver Dial, Enamel Coated
Stainless Steel chapter ring and nameplate

Movement
Manual Wind NOS Unitas 6497
Screwed Balance Wheel
Thermal Blued Screws

Functions
Hours and Minutes & Subsidiary Seconds
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 18000 vph

Hands
Polished Steel or Thermal Blued Steel Hours & Minutes
316L Stainless Steel pin buckle

Strap
Alligator, Rubber or Premium Leather

Backes& Strauss Piccadilly Princess Royal Blue Bespoke Watch

In 2014, Backes& Strauss unveiled the magnificent Piccadilly Princess Royal Colours in a series of five watches, each set with an utterly unique array of stones reflecting all the colours of the rainbow. In 2015, Backes& Strauss created the Piccadilly Princess Royal Blue, a truly magnificent wrist watch set with 245 diamonds weighing 37.60 carats and presented in a variety of exquisite cuts to create a timepiece that is not only unique, but truly spectacular from any angle.

Technical details
Size: 37 mm
Hands: Sword-shaped hands
Movement: Quartz movement
Display: Hours& minutes
Total Carats: 245whitediamonds –37.60 carats
10 different diamond cuts
Colour: DEF
Clarity: VVS+

Memorigin M-Series

On 5th anniversary of their establishment in 2015, Hong Kong Tourbillon watch brand Memorigin developed the M Series tourbillon watch. A new stylish model and clean design gave a new definition to the skeletal design.

Spending for a long time on analyzing, M-Series is launched under several times of tuning and fixing the difficulties. Designers put 2 main elements on the watch’s philosophy – transparency and balance. Through the skeleton of the movement and dial, the Roman index at 3, 9 and 12 o’clock is expressed in skeletal structure.

These made the attention go to the tourbillon part at the 6 o’clock position. The contrast drives you to see the heavy rotation of the flying tourbillon in 28800 oscillations per hour. Assembled with At least 155 pieces of sub-assembly module, 18 jewels and 40 hours power reserve, the movement seems to be fueled that is ready to race in high speed accompanying with you winning every match.

The balance between complexity and clean design is fairly well in this way. The complicated hundred parts are showcased clearly under the skeletal dial.

Technical details
M-Series
Watch No.: MO 0418
Watch diameter: approx.43mm
At least 155 pieces of subassembly module and18 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/Hour
The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
Flying Tourbillon
40 hours power reserve
Skeletal dial
Alligator strap
Both sides sapphire crystal

Konstantin Chaykin Computus Easter – The Most Complicated Mechanical Clock Ever Created in Russia

Creating instruments to tell time has been connected to religion from the start. The first mechanical clocks for instance often had blank faces and were located on towers so that people would know when services would be. Despite the fact that today clocks and watches are part of everyday, secular life, combining the jigsaw pieces of calculating the dates of the Eastern Orthodox Easter with the regular workings of a clock movement is mesmerizing.

Konstantin Computus Easter is tied to the Russian Orthodox Calendar. This clock identifies the moving date of Eastern Orthodox Easter, a date that is calculated based on numerous rules and limitations. To fully appreciate the complexity of this movement, one needs to try and calculate the date of Easter oneself. The factors include: lunar cycles, solar cycles, the indict, the epact, the solar correction and more. Konstantin Chaykin learned how to use all of these factors created his own method for doing the computations and ‘taught’ his clock how to compute the dates for Eastern Orthodox Easter.

The case of The Computus Easter Clock is designed to look like the St. Isaac Cathedral of St. Petersburg, Konstantin’s home town. The Computus Clock is related to the 2007 Resurrection Clock, also a complicated astronomical clock. The Computus Clock has a more complicated movement for calculating the moveable dates of Easter and appears as a Great Russian Orthodox cathedral.

The movements and the appearance of the Computus Clock are equally complicated and beautiful. Anyone who has even seen photographs of St. Petersburg will recognize the references to the St. Isaac Cathedral in the overall shape, the dome, the colonnade, the lantern, the gables, the bell towers and the colors. The colors of the marble on the Computus Clock case match the colors used inside the Cathedral.

The dome of St. Isaac’s is a landmark in St. Petersburg: among the largest in the world, it’s gilded shape is visible from land and sea. The Computus clock is surmounted by a dome gilded in the guilloche technique and covered with gold enamel. Konstantin visualized the case as a symbol of Easter, thus the dome melds into an egg shape. The egg is an important symbol of the Resurrection for all Christians, who have been giving each other eggs on Easter since ancient times.

The lantern on the Computus Clock, just like the lantern on St. Isaac’s is the crowning element in the design. The lantern creates a feeling of airiness and unearthliness. The elegant contrast between the size of the dome and the size of the bell towers emphasizes the monumental shape of the dome. The four miniature bell towers on the Computus Clock gracefully frame the central dome. The colonnade of St. Isaac’s is a massive structure, which is a unique landmark in and of itself. The Computus Clock is also surrounded by 24 columns, which act as hour indicators for the function ‘Times of Russia’ – a system for identifying the time in all of Russia’s time zones.

The facades of St. Isaac’s are decorated with gables upheld by monumental granite columns embodying eternity. Once again, the Computus Clock includes these themes: eternity in the eternal calendar with the eternal cycle of Easter and visually in columns which frame the movement. There are less columns on the clock than on the Cathedral for the columns on the clock reveal glimpses of the secrets of time. The gables of the Cathedral resemble eagles with outspread wings. Four of the gables are decorated with energetic, yet massive bas-reliefs.

The Computus Clock includes details from the north gable – ‘The Resurrection’ and from the south gable ‘The Visit of the Magi’. Expert stoneworkers lovingly reproduced these details in mosaics. The case also includes some imagery and themes from the Cathedral’s interior: the designs on the roof mimic the floor of the Cathedral and the mosaics on the sides of the case are based on the stained glass window ‘The Risen Christ’ and the mosaic of Archangel Michael.

The indicator of Eastern Easter is located on the face of the Computus Clock. This indicator includes the date according to both the Julian and the Gregorian calendars. There is a separate row of dates for each calendar. The lower row is for the Gregorian calendar and includes dates from April 4 to May 8, while the top row is for the Julian calendar and ranges from March 22 through April 25. To make it easier to read the dates, they are color-coded by month. Instead of a hand, there is a square frame which contains the dates for the given year from both calendars. The dates change every year on New Year.

On the back of the movement there is a mechanism to balance the discrepancies between ‘real’ time and the 24 hour day; a discrepancy created by the imperfect shape of Earth’s orbit and the 23° angle of the Earth’s axis.

The mechanical heart of The Computus Clock, the proprietary movement which manages 16 time-telling functions, is the result of over 10,000 hours of hand labor. This heart beats at 18,000 vibrations per 30 minutes. The master clockmakers perfected each of the 1,275 miniscule parts of the clock. In addition to indicating Eastern Orthodox Easter, the Computus Clock has the following functions: phases of the Moon, the winding power left, the time equalizer, a star map, indication of the days of the week, the date, month and year by the Gregorian calendar, including leap years.

Today, The Computus Easter Clock is the most complicated clock ever created in Russia. Developing the plans alone took over 3, 000 hours. Creating and assembling the parts, regulating and adjusting the clock called for all of the skill, artistry and experience of Konstantin and his team at the Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture. And the result is awe-inspiring. The Computus Easter Clock is the pride of the Russian watchmaker and a wonder for the rest of the world.

Specifications
Movement
Manufactory caliber: Т03-0
Materials: brass, steel, bronze, anodized aluminum, gold, lapis lazuli and sapphires
Frequency: 18 000 vibrations per hour
Jewels: 16
Bearings: 68
Movement parts: 1375
Escapement: anchor
Power reserve: up to 10 days
Movement accuracy: ± 20 seconds per day

Case
Dimensions: 600*340*242 mm
Materials: marble, brass, silver, steel, duralumin, mineral glass, gold, flint, rhodonite, violan, xonotlite, lapis lazuli, charoite
Additional technology: guilloche, hot enamel on guilloche surface, mosaic

The minerals in the mosaics:
Gables: flint, rhodonite, violan, sandstone, xonotlite, lapis lazuli, charoite
Mosaic with the image of Archangel Michael: jasper, violan, sandstone, magnesite, jade
Mosaic with the image of “the Risen Christ”: jasper, marble, jade, lapis lazuli, violan
Top of the housing mosaic: marble, flint

Features:
One-minute tourbillon
Hour
Minute
Second
Date of Orthodox Easter
Moon phases
Power reserve
Equation of time
Star chart
Sidereal time
Russia time zones
Seasons

The functions of the perpetual calendar:
Day of week
Date
Month
Year
Leap year

Patents:
№ 2353978: “Calendar device and method for orthodox Easter date determination”
№ 2306618: “Calendar device for determining orthodox Easter date and orthodox holy days”
№149239 “Clock with display of time in time zones of Russia (options) and method of simultaneous display of time in all time zones of Russia”

klokers – KLOK-01 & KLOK-02

In 2015, Swiss watch brand klokers launched an online crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for the initial mass production of their watch models KLOK-01 & KLOK-02. It became one of the most successful crow-funded wristwatch projects in the history by raising a whopping €605,898 from more than 1500 backers.

klokers KLOK-01 watches

These watches carry two patents.

The fixing system: The patented fixing system, which makes all klokers’ products interchangeable, is made possible by the association of two high precision pieces which secure and lock the watch-heads on straps and accessories: the caseback integrated with its locking system and the key ensuring a perfect fit with the caseback.

Time display: Displaying time with discs is the second major innovation of klokers. This patented display brings a real innovation in the sector of traditional watchmaking. The technical challenge of disk dials lies in the materials and production methods and the Quartz movement allowing for powering pieces with variable geometry and nonstandard mechanical properties.

klokers watches

Movement
The type of movement klokers uses is situated midway between the quartz movement from the 1970s and a traditional mechanical movement. It’s a hybrid movement known as a micro-motor controlled by processors and softwares. This movement allows klokers to offer watch complications usually reserved for luxury mechanical watches sold between 2000 and 3000 EUR in the watchmaking sector (retrograde hands, worldtimer, perpetual calendar).

KLOK-01

KLOK-01 is inspired by the circular slide rule, a once ubiquitous instrument employed for math operations. This was an analogue mechanical computer generally comprised of three scales, one of which slides between the other two. Three concentric discs turn anticlockwise to show the time along a vertical axis. A push-button at 8 o’clock is used to unlock the watch head from its bracelet or accessory.

klokers KLOK-01 watch

Technical details

Display
Hours, minutes, and seconds displayed by counterclockwise-rotating concentric disks

Dial
Three concentric disks (one each for seconds, minutes, and hours) rotate counterclockwise to indicate the time along a vertical red line at top of dial

Case
Material: composite metal polymer
Dimensions: 44 mm diameter x 11,5 mm high
Weight (with strap): 42g
Docking klokers Key: pusher on caseband at 8 o’clock for quick release of case
Crystal: anti-reflect treated transparent polymer with integrated magnifying lens for time display
Assembly: partially non-demountable construction

Movement
Counterclockwise Swiss Made Ronda movement with Lavet micro-motors powering the indications

Bracelet
Easily interchangeable bracelets
klokers Key: quick release dock in brushed, 316L stainless steel
Bracelet: genuine leather, designed to be worn with or without watch Buckle: stainless steel pin buckle
Colors available: matte black leather, silky black leather, indigo leather, orange alcantara, mouse-gray alcantara, and Newport yellow leather

Warranty
24-month warranty against manufacturing defects

KLOK-02

In 1879, Sir Sandford Fleming proposed dividing the world into 24 time zones. In doing so he universalized the notion of time. KLOK-02 was inspired by these time zones.

klokers KLOK-02 watch

Perfect for traveling around the world, it makes it possible to display the time in its central window, from among 24 international cities.

klokers KLOK-02 watch

Technical details

Display
Jumping hours in the window
Retrograde seconds and minutes
Worldtimer
Perpetual calendar

Klokers Key
A pushbutton at 8 o’clock to unlock the watch head from its bracelet or accessory

Case
Metal-polymer composite
Dimensions: 43.2 mm wide x 13.2 mm deep

Movement
Mechatronic SOPROD
Swiss Made
5 micro-motors
3V battery

Warranty
Two-year warranty against any manufacturing defect

Ollivier Saveo Butterfly Swiss Watch

The watch maker Ollivier Savelli presents Butterfly watch, which takes inspiration from a butterfly posed on a cherry blossom.

The award winning watchmaker studied over thirty different butterflies before selecting the most spectacular to immortalise in this unique and fascinating watch.

The Papilio Lorquinianus, also known as Sea Green Swallowtail butterfly, is found in Indonesia, Java, Borneo and Sumatra. It is normally metallic black and aquamarine but transforms into a rainbow of colours when the light bounces off its wings as they flutter gently in a breeze.

The multi coloured pigments in the wings are represented by crimped multi hued sapphires, diamonds and other precious stones. A filigree of the finest gold delicately holds the precious gems, designed to evoke the scintillating gossamer wings, accentuating their graceful and intricate beauty.

Ollivier uses 18 Karat 4N Rose gold to better highlight the colours of the jewels. Rubies are used for the cherry blossoms contrasting brilliantly with the Swallowtails’ wings. The minimalist watch face is inlaid with mother of pearl, suggesting a glimmering pool at the base of the tree.

The design of the Ollivier Saveo watch case is the result of years of research. Each watch is a three dimensional panorama, displaying the interior from all angles. The sapphire glass case has been developed to allow natural light to shine from all angles on the watch mechanism. The curves in the glass avoid distortion yet retain an incredible degree of luminosity and transparency.

The watch is effectively a museum display for the jewellery and moving parts of the watch. It took Ollivier many decades to perfect all the diverse skills required. A luxury fusion of the finest watch making, jewellery craftsmanship and mechanical engineering, brought together in one remarkable wrist watch.

The Ollivier Saveo Butterfly watch is reminiscent of the animatronic marvels of the Ottoman Empire, Victorian clockwork jewellery and the intricate automata of the celebrated Faberge Eggs.

The aerial butterfly sits in a cherry tree of gems, its branches flowing around the watch face, sapphires floating in molten gold. The gold tree is made using traditional jewellery methods and then finished to watch making standards by machining it to 300th of a mm into its position.

The tree is inserted into the glass frame by hand and crimps are placed to support the structure, then the entire piece is reworked in situ, increasing the relief of the gold branches, polishing and finishing. Then the butterfly is carefully fixed to the tree to maximise the composition and balance within the transparent case.

This unique work of art takes two months to complete not including the design and research. It uses a fine Swiss Quartz movement and is also available with a Swiss mechanical movement according to the client’s preference.

Technical details

Model: Ollivier Saveo Butterfly Watch

Movement
Swiss quartz movement, ETA 280

Functions
Hours, Minutes

Case
Pink gold 18ct, average weight 49g
Body: Pink gold 18ct, average weight 37g
Hand engraved with 49 sapphires (1.11 ct)
4 brilliants TW/VS1 (0.045 ct)
Size: 44×41 mm
Height: 14mm
Water Resistance: 3ATM
Watch Crystal: Special cut antireflective sapphire
External screws: 316 L Steel with PVD coating, pink gold 18ct

Strap
Louisiana Alligator (30mm Special Cut) Blue
Buckle: Double folding clasp, pink gold 18ct, average weight 15g

Total carat
Total Pink Gold: 1 ct
Average weight: 101g
Total gemstones:44 stones, 1.15 ct

Optional version
Crimped case: 50 dts TW/ VS, 0.91 ct

Price
58,500 CHF

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Clarity

This high-jewellery interpretation of the Tonda 1950 boasts a sparkling gem-set dial inside the diamond studded gold case.

Five different sizes were chosen for the round diamonds that adorn the dial. Their dimensions and position are the result of meticulous calculation. The framework design evolved through a series of sketches to achieve the perfect softness in the transition between the stones, with the smallest at the centre, followed by larger ones, and smaller ones outside bordering the indices.

Each diamond has been carefully considered in order to play its part in a spectacular ensemble, in which the dial appears domed thanks to a beguiling trompe l’oeil effect. The stones shimmer in a unique, almost violent way; such is the brilliance of the light reflected from them. This complex and intensely vibrant structural concept is yet another example of Parmigiani Fleurier’s innovative might. 620 diamonds (totalling 2.495 carats) were used to decorate the dial and 84 (totalling 0.6460 carats) for the bezel.

The Tonda 1950 Clarity with rose gold case is available with a bracelet with links of the same metal, for a highly sophisticated ensemble. Parmigiani Fleurier has paired the white gold version with a mother of pearl calfskin strap.

Technical details
Model: TONDA 1950 CLARITY

Movement
PF701
Winding: Automatic
Power-reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 3 Hz – 21’600 A/h
Dimensions: 13 ¼’’’ – Ø 30.0 mm
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Components: 145
Jewels: 29
Barrel(s): 1
Decoration: “Côtes de Genève”, bevelled bridges

Functions
Hours, Minutes

Case
Shape: 3-part round case
Dimensions: Ø 39 mm
Thickness: 8.4 mm
Material: 18 ct rose gold/white gold
Diamonds: 84
Carats: 0.6460
Finishing: Polished
Water-resistance: 30 m
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire
Crown: Ø 4.3 mm
Back: Sapphire
Back engraving: Individual number

Dial
Set with 620 diamonds for 2.495 cts
Colour: Full set
Index: Rose gold plated diamond-polished appliques
Hands: Delta-shaped with luminescent coating

Bracelet
18 ct rose gold bracelet with 18 ct rose gold folding buckle
White calf leather strap with 18 ct white gold Ardillon buckle

ANTOINE PREZIUSO Stella Polare

The Stella Polare (‘Pole Star’ in Italian) by ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENÈVE is a high end mechanical watch designed for ladies.

The case of the Stella Polare watch is cut from the Muonionalusta meteorite that fell to Earth north of the Arctic Circle over 100,000 years ago. The breath taking tourbillon and mechanical movement of this exceptional creation has been entirely decorated by hand. Hand-engraved stars on the bridges form a bas-relief set off against a background dotted with tiny craters, like the surface of a celestial sphere.

Equipped with a high precise tourbillon complication, the mechanical manual winding movement beats inside this timepiece delivers a 110-hour power-reserve when fully wound. The symmetry between the openwork barrel at 12 o’clock, and the tourbillon – supported by a bridge of great finesse – at six o’clock, reinforces the watch’s power and harmony. Through the transparent sapphire crystal case back, one can admire the beauty of complexity and decorations of the mechanical movement.

Discovered in northern Sweden in 1906, the Muonionalusta is a unique meteorite. This 230kg block of virtually pure iron had lain in the frozen ground of Lapland for 100,000 years. It is probably the oldest object known on Earth – born on the outskirts of the universe 4.5 billion years ago, at around the same time as our Solar System. The Muonionalusta is one of the 5% of ferrous meteorites. Its composition – essentially iron, along with 8% nickel and traces of more exotic materials (gallium, germanium, and iridium) – reveals its origins in outer space.

Stella Polare’s scintillating effect comes from the patterns produced by the craftsman and the meteorite, a crystalline, interweaving named Widmanstätten patterns.

The Stella Polare watch is worn on a turquoise bracelet made from Nile Perch lined with lizard-skin.

Technical details
Case
Cut from Muonionalusta Meteorite block
Diameter: 40 mm
Thickness: 10 mm
Water proofness: 30 m

Movement
Manual-winding mechanical
Power reserve: 110 h, 21600 variations / hours

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Tourbillon

Strap
Leather with pin buckle

Price
240’000 CHF

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Tourbillon

The Tonda 1950 Tourbillon timepiece houses the world’s thinnest automatic flying tourbillon with micro-rotor (3.4mm), manufactured by Parmigiani Fleurier manufacturing centre this mechanical tourbillon movement required two years of research and development. From design to production, each stage involved designers, engineers and master watchmakers working in complete harmony to breathe life into this slim masterpiece.

The micro-rotor in 950 platinum which winds the movement is the component that determines the thinness of the movement PF517. It is directly integrated in the main plate, without adding to the thickness with an extra layer. In design terms, the development is certainly attractive. However, it actually represents a significant challenge. The limited space had to be managed by integrating the micro-rotor, the barrel, the tourbillon cage, the time-setting mechanism and the central display system in the same main plate. This problem can be solved by offsetting the time display, but Parmigiani Fleurier adopted its own approach, arranging the movement components with pinpoint precision to keep the time displayed in the centre.

To economise on space, Parmigiani Fleurier created a “flying” tourbillon whose special feature is a cage mounted on a single support bridge. A highly sophisticated ball bearing replaces the mounting function, without adding to the thickness of the movement. Flush with the surface and therefore visible in the foreground, the cage appears to float weightlessly in front of the movement. The tourbillon of this ultra-thin model dances before the eyes to produce a captivating, almost hypnotic visual effect.

The tourbillon improves the chronometry of the timepiece thanks to its constant revolutions which distribute the effects of gravity over the complete rotation, eliminating disruptive effects on the mechanism. Parmigiani Fleurier has applied several technical improvements to make the tourbillon’s operation more fluid and regular than ever.

A titanium tourbillon cage – the world’s lightest (0.255 g): The tourbillon cage is usually made from steel, a strong metal which is easy to work. By choosing titanium, Parmigiani Fleurier knew that it had opted for a material which is very flammable during machining, and very difficult to produce in such small dimensions. However, it is thanks to titanium that the Manufacture is able to produce the world’s lightest tourbillon cage. Its very low weight and inertia enable rotational movement with no loss of torque. The tourbillon’s efficiency is increased and the chronometry of the timepiece improved.

A variable inertia balance instead of a screw balance: The tourbillon cage is equipped with an inertia balance which offers a very streamlined design. It differs from a traditional balance, on which the screws protrude outwards. This offers a much more streamlined structure, giving the tourbillon more stability throughout its operation.

A perfectly balanced tourbillon cage reinforced by the seconds hand: On this timepiece, the seconds are indicated by a hand in blued steel which forms an integral part of the tourbillon cage. It performs one revolution per minute, just like the cage.  Traditional watchmakers produce this type of hand separately to the tourbillon. It is added later, as the two components come from different production entities. Within the verticalised Parmigiani Fleurier manufacture, the aesthetic development of a product is inseparable from the work of the manufacturing centre. This hand has been designed to precisely counterbalance the weight of the other components that make up the tourbillon cage. The dialogue between all those involved in the creative process is embodied by a perfectly balanced tourbillon cage offering optimal operation.

With its streamlined middle and clean lines, the Tonda 1950 Tourbillon is the result of the quest for simplicity and elegance that characterises this collection. The Tonda 1950 family welcomes its first Haute Horlogerie model. It is inspired by the brand’s signature aesthetic codes, which it reinterprets in a contemporary spirit.

The entire aesthetic direction of the Tonda 1950 Tourbillon is based on the notion of 07:08, in a nod to the founder of Parmigiani Fleurier, who was born at exactly this time in the Val-de-Travers in Switzerland. The complication is placed to the left of centre, just after the 7 o’clock index, while the tourbillon’s orientation is determined by an angle corresponding to 07:08, and highlighted by a red applique around the edge of the seconds.

The decoration on the movement bridges also follows an oblique pattern formed of a series of Côtes de Genève. Their design, which follows a circular arc, added an extra degree of difficulty. They take the form of a wave, reflecting the oscillations of the tourbillon which spread through the movement. The circular arc design required a very complex operation involving a recalibration for each new facet of the Côtes de Genève.

The Tonda 1950 Tourbillon was launched in 2015 with five dial versions: grey mother of pearl, white or black jade, grained white, and blue abyss with Côtes de Genève decoration. The grey mother of pearl version features the same sleek, tapered indices as the original Tonda 1950. It reflects the pure elegance that has made this such a successful model. The white gold case is set with stones. It complements the play of light produced by the mother of pearl, which reflects off the real ruby cabochon.

The white and black jade dials display all the refinement of this precious stone. Their multi-faceted crystalline surface imparts depth and sophistication to  the piece. The indices on these two versions have three facets, for a more technical aesthetic. A luminescent coating on the upper facet guarantees perfect readability at night.

The final versions – white grained and blue abyss with Côtes de Genève dials – feature the classic Parmigiani Fleurier treatment with their three-faceted indices; those last timepieces adorn the brand’s most exquisite creations.

Technical details
Model: Tonda 1950 Tourbillon

References
PFH279 -1202400: white gold case, white jade dial, Hermès alligator strap.
PFH279 -1201400: white gold case, black jade dial, Hermès alligator strap.
PFH279-1000600: rose gold case, blue abyss with Côtes de Genève dial, Hermès alligator strap.
PFH279-1266100: white gold set case, grey mother-of -pearl dial, Hermès calf skin strap.
PHF279 -1002400: rose gold case, white grained dial, Hermès alligator strap.

Movement
PF517
Winding: automatic micro- rotor
Power- reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 3 H z – 21’60 0 A /h
Dimensions: 14 ¼’ ’’ – Ø 32.0 mm
Thickness: 3 .4 mm
Components: 205
Jewels: 2 9
Barrel (s): 1
Decoration: circular “Côtes de Genève”, bevelled bridges

Functions
Hours , minutes
Seconds
60 -Second Tourbillon

Case
Shape: 3 -part round case
Dimensions: Ø 40.20 mm
Thickness: 8 .65 mm
Material: 18 ct rose gold, 18 ct white gold
Diamonds: 74
Carats: 0 .8043
Finishing: polished
Water- resistance: 30 m
Glass: anti – reflective sapphire
Crown: Ø 4 .3 mm
Back: sapphire
Back engraving: individual number

Dials
Colour/material: blue abyss, grained white, grey mother-of -pearl, black jade, white jade
Index: rose gold plated appliques, rhodium plated appliqués
Finishing: Côtes de Genève, polished mother-of -pearl, polished jade
Hands: delta – shaped with luminescent coating

Bracelets
Material: alligator, calf
Colour: indigo blue, white, black, havane
Brand: Hermès
Buckle: ardillon, 18 ct rose gold, 18 ct whit e gold

Werenbach Solar

The Solar edition pays tribute to the sun. The design of the models with its black case and gold watch face is inspired by the magma of the sun. The SRE stainless steel with DLC coating measures 43mm diameter. The watch houses a Swiss made automatic movement to power basic timekeeping in three hands layout and date.

Technical details
Case: SRE stainless steel (Made from the engine of a steam turbine. SRE stands for Soyuz Rocket Engine Decarburised 0.17% carbon, added 2.8% nickel and 2% molybdenum)
Coating: DLC Diamond like carbon
Diameter: 43 mm
Height: 13 mm
Weight: 112 g
Luminous Material: Super Luminova GL white W2
Waterproof: 10 ATM
Units 2015: 1 Piece
Price: 7900 CHF

Werenbach Deep Space Edition

The design of the WERENBACH Deep Space edition is inspired by the dark infinity of the universe.

Its matt black DLC coated case combined with black watch face, black hands and grey luminous material give the model its unique and original look.

Dressed in a 43mm diameter case, the watch houses a Swiss made automatic chronograph movement. The WERENBACH Deep Space Edition watch is water resistant up to 100 meters.

Technical details
Case: SRE stainless steel (Made from the engine of a steam turbine. SRE stands for Soyuz Rocket Engine Decarburised 0.17% carbon, added 2.8% nickel and 2% molybdenum)
Coating: DLC Diamond like Carbon
Diameter 43 mm
Height: 16 mm
Weight: 129 g
Luminous Material: Super Luminova GL white W2
Waterproof: 10 ATM
Units 2015: 3 Pieces
Price: 7800 CHF

Werenbach Booster Shell Edition – Booster Shell and Chrono Booster Shell

In the Werenbach Booster Shell edition, both the watch face and the case are made from rocket material. The face is cut directly from the booster shell of the rocket providing. Original signs of use retain its patina and make each watch unique.

The olive green colour of the booster shell lends the sporty model a slightly retro look. These timepieces are equipped with Swiss made automatic movements.

Werenbach Booster Shell

Case: SRE stainless steel (Made from the engine of a steam turbine. SRE stands for Soyuz Rocket Engine Decarburised 0.17% carbon, added 2.8% nickel and 2% molybdenum)
Face: Each watch face is made directly from the outer shell of the rocket. Each watch is therefore different due to the differing signs of wear
Diameter: 43 mm
Height: 13 mm
Weight: 112 g
Luminous material: Super Luminova GL white W2
Waterproof: 10 ATM
Units 2015: 10 Pieces
Price: 7600 CHF

Werenbach Chrono Booster Shell

Case: SRE stainless steel (Made from the engine of a steam turbine. SRE stands for Soyuz Rocket Engine Decarburised 0.17% carbon, added 2.8% nickel and 2% molybdenum).
Face: Each watch face is made directly from the outer shell of the rocket. Each watch is therefore different due to the differing signs of wear
Diameter: 43 mm
Height: 16 mm
Weight: 129 g
Luminous material: Super Luminova GL white W2
Waterproof: 10 ATM
Units 2015: 10 Pieces
Price: 8200 CHF

Werenbach 4.5 Megatons

The design of the WERENBACH 4.5 Megatons watch is inspired by the bottom view of a rocket engine; the colour of the small display is influenced by the bright red of the Soyuz engines. The name 4.5 Megatons refers to the propulsive force of a Soyuz rocket.

The watch comes in a 43mm SRE stainless steel case made from the engine of a steam turbine. The WERENBACH 4.5 Megatons houses a Swiss made automatic chronograph movement.

Technical details
Case: SRE stainless steel (Made from the engine of a steam turbine. SRE stands for Soyuz Rocket Engine Decarburised 0.17% carbon, added 2.8% nickel and 2% molybdenum).
Diameter 43 mm
Height: 16 mm
Weight: 129 g
Luminous material: Super Luminova GL white W2
Waterproof: 10 ATM
Units 2015: 7 Pieces
Price: 7500 CHF

VANGARDE ‘Chrono Théorie’

Imbued with a creative blend of watchmaking passion, ‘Chrono Théorie’ epitomises the “vision” of the chronograph by the designer VANGARDE.

The face of this piece bears the movement, dial and hands and has been designed to create several levels of structural perception. This feat was made possible by developing an amazing interwoven design.

The interwoven design creates an instantly recognisable whole piece which also has subtly distinguishable subsections. These subsections revolve mainly around the shapes, surfaces and outlines formed by the dial-movement pairing and can be given a fresh twist by moving the hands for an incredibly subtle polymorphic kinetic experience.

On the dial side, 2 large symmetrical bi-compax counters embody the key element around which different emotions related to the interwoven design revolve.  The shape of the dial has been designed as a fusion of structures at different levels of timekeeping and plays on the duality of symmetry/asymmetry.  Two-tone hour and minute hands showcase the kinetic transformation of the elements and their tips feature the V. logo.

The two-tone printing helps identify subsections and create balance. The “seconds” and “chrono minutes” counter hands provide visual timekeeping by masking the circle rather than pointing straight at the markers. The chrono hour counter is put in an anti-clockwise rotation and incorporated by the interwoven printing.

The embedded in-house movement, V1 calibre is based on an ETA Valjoux 7750 sketch chosen for its reliability and ease of maintenance.

The Calibre V1 has a bespoke skeletonised tri-compax back-plate and bridge allowing the minute dial to be positioned at “3” (originally at “12” on the 7750).  All the key components such as the balance wheel, balance spring and spring have been replaced by state-of-the-art components (chronometer range).The movement is assembled with the greatest care and adjusted in five positions.

The surfaces are hand-finished with Geneva stripes, circular graining, and brushing. The gears and rotor have been redesigned to provide a unique view of the escapement and self-winding system. A specially designed black ruthenium galvanising process produces the modern look that is expected of high-end contemporary chronographs.

The circular graining finish gives a ‘carbon’ look to the skeleton bridges, perfectly blending traditional and modern expertise, while the rotor is decorated with Geneva stripes. The steel mechanical parts and escapement wheel are brushed. The dial features Geneva stripes, rhodium-plated wheels and brushing whilst the calibre screws are all polished.

The ‘Chrono Théorie’ has a 316L stainless steel case cut from a solid block with a monobloc middle case and machined calibre housing (no casing ring). The bezel and screw down back are both polished and fitted with O-rings. The sapphire crystals have a state of the art anti-reflection coating to minimise unwanted glare.

The case band has a brushed, satin-finish surface creating a beautiful contrast with the crown and pushers which are polished and decorated with Clous de Paris. The strap is made in France in keeping with the tradition of master leather craftsmen. Made from carefully selected Louisiana alligator skin, it is hand assembled and sewn then fitted to the case with stainless steel screw down tubes. To ensure easy and secure wear, the strap has a butterfly clasp and two pushers with a brushed, polished, Clous de Paris finish.

Technical details
Movement
CALIBRE V1
Integrated automatic chronograph, chronometer grade
Based on mechanical ébauches ETA Valjoux 7750
Glucydur balance wheel
Anachron balance spring
Nivaflex NM mainspring
Incabloc shock absorber
29 jewels movement
48 hour power reserve
Adjusted in five-positions

Movement Finish
Coloured by black ruthenium plating
Balance bridge hand-finished circular graining, galvanized black
Specific tri-compax plate, skeleton design with hand-finished Geneva stripes, rhodium-plating
Specific tri-compax bridge skeleton design with hand-finished’ traits tirés’, rhodium-plating
Automatic-winding bridge, skeleton design with hand-finished circular graining, galvanized black
Barrel Bridge, skeleton design with hand-finished circular graining, galvanized black.
Rhodium-plated escape wheel with hand-finished ‘traits tirés’
Steel mechanical parts rhodium-plating, with hand-finished ‘traits tirés’
Barrel Bridge, skeleton design with hand-finished circular graining, galvanized black
Rotor, skeleton design with hand-finished Geneva stripes and printed balance, galvanized black
Skeletonised rhodium-plated gear wheels
Polished screws

Case
Machined from solid stainless steel 316 L
Monobloc case band (machined movement housing) with brushed and satin finish
Screw-down back-plate and bezel with polished finish
Screw-down crown with ‘Clous de Paris’ finish
Buttons with ‘Clous de Paris’ finish
Sapphire bezel with double sided anti-reflective coating (front and back)
Case dimensions: diameter 42 mm, width 13.9 mm

Dial
CNC cut, galvanised, black mat finished, white and grey tampography
12 index applies lacquered matt white
Hands: Skeletonised, galvanized black, white and black Superluminova, white varnish

Strap
Hand-made from Louisiana alligator-skin, large square scales, hand-stitched, black calf leather lining
Clasp: 316 L stainless steel, double push-button butterfly clasp with polished, satin, ‘Clous de Paris’ finish

Price
5650 Euros

Sinn EZM 7 S: The Mission Timer 7 Developed for the Fire Brigade

Sinn Spezialuhren has designed the Mission Timer (EZM) 7 S for use in the toughest conditions – it is particularly resilient to the penetration of water and dust, to scratches, temperature change and the influence of magnetic forces. Thanks to its colour-coded rotating bezel, the EZM 7 S is easy to operate, making it child’s play for people using breathing protection apparatus to set and read off key durations – from CSA to LPA.

Like other Sinn Spezialuhren diving watches, this captive rotating bezel can even be set when wearing gloves. The surface of the bead blasted stainless-steel case is hardened using TEGIMENT Technology, making it especially scratch-resistant. This TEGIMENT case surface also provides the base for the high-quality Black Hard Coating (PVD coating). This combined process results in a highly practical benefit: applying the coating to the hardened stainless steel dramatically reduces wear and tear of the coloured coating. The sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating on both sides and luminous indices ensures optimum readability – by day or night.

Ideal for heavy-duty use by the fire brigade or rescue services – also thanks to the technology used. For example, the Ar Dehumidifying Technology guarantees greater functional reliability and freedom from fogging, while temperature resistance technology ensures the functional reliability of the EZM 7 S from –45ºC up to +80ºC. A special limited edition of 300 EZM 7 S timepieces is being produced, each with an engraved limited-edition number on the case back.

Technical details
Movement
ETA 2893-2
Self-winding mechanism
21 bearing jewels
28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Seconds stop function
Shock resistant as per DIN 8308
Anti-magnetic as per DIN 8309

Case
Case made of stainless steel, black
Black Hard Coating on a TEGIMENT Technology basis
Sapphire crystal glass in front, anti-reflective on both sides
Case back screw-fastened, nickel-free
Case back without TEGIMENT Technology
Crown screwable
Meet the technical requirements for waterproofness, as set out in standard DIN 8310
Pressure-resistant up to 20 bar
Low pressure resistant

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds
Second time zone on a 24-hour basis
Date display
Key operation bezel with minute ratechting in one direction with NBC rescue operation scale and luminous key mark

SINN Technologies
Black Hard Coating on a TEGIMENT Technology basis
Captive bezel
Ar-Dehumidifying Technology enhances functional reliability and freedom from fogging
Temperature resistance technology, therefore functionally reliable at temperatures from -45°C up to +80°C
Magnetic Field Protection up to 80,000 A/m

Dimensions and Weight
Case diameter: 43 mm
Case thickness: 12 mm
Band lug width: 22 mm
Weight without strap: 90 gramme

Dial and Hands
Matte black dial
Indices coated with luminescent colour
Hour and minute hand coated with luminescent colour

Sinn EZM 3F

The EZM 3F is a classic pilot watch, featuring a countdown pilot’s bezel with minute ratcheting. For better readability, the two-way rotating bezel has a striking, luminous triangular main marker at 12 o’clock.

Also striking is the positioning of the crown on the left-hand side of the bead-blasted case. This enables greater freedom of movement and better protection for the crown. The instrumental watch is equipped with Ar-Dehumidifying Technology for more reliable functioning and greater freedom from fogging, Magnetic Field Protection up to 80,000 A/m and temperature resistance technology to ensure reliable functioning in a temperature range from –45ºC to +80ºC.

Technical details
Movement
ETA 2824-2
Self-winding mechanism
25 bearing jewels
28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Seconds stop function
Shock resistant as per DIN 8308
Anti-magnetic as per DIN 8309

Case
Case made of stainless steel, bead-blasted
Sapphire crystal glass in front, anti-reflective on both sides
Case back screw-fastened, nickel-free
Crown screwable
Meet the technical requirements for water-proofness, as set out in standard DIN 8310
Pressure-resistant up to 20 bar
Low pressure resistant

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds
Date display
Pilot’s bezel with minute ratcheting and luminous key mark

SINN Technologies
Ar-Dehumidifying Technology enhances functional reliability and freedom from fogging
Temperature resistance technology, therefore functionally reliable at temperatures from -45°C up to +80°C
Magnetic Field Protection up to 80,000 A/m

Dimensions and Weight
Case diameter: 41 mm
Band lug width: 20 mm
Case thickness: 13 mm
Weight without strap: 81 gramme

Dial and Hands
Matte black dial
Indices coated with luminescent colour
Hour, minute and second hand coated with luminescent colour

Sinn Frankfurt Financial District Watch 6068

The Frankfurt Financial District Watch Model 6068 represents a successful combination of aesthetics and functionality which offers outstanding clarity and ease of use. The watch thus seamlessly joins the popular series which has won many fans since its launch in 1999, both in Frankfurt and beyond.

Its design features are in keeping with the tried-and-tested technical details characteristic of the series. For instance, the model 6068 allows you to display two time zones on a 12-hour basis. The case is made of polished stainless steel and encloses the black electroplated dial with sunburst decoration. The attached appliqués are coated with luminous paint, as are the hour and minute hands. The crystal is made of sapphire crystal glass with an anti-reflective coating on both sides.

The transparent case back, also made of sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating on the interior, reveals the exquisitely decorated movement with rotor engraving of the bull and bear to external view. The 6068 is waterproof to a depth of 10 bar, as well as being resistant to low pressure.

Technical details
Movement
SW 300-1
Self-winding mechanism
25 bearing jewels
28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Seconds stop function
Shock resistant as per DIN 8308
Anti-magnetic as per DIN 8309

Case
Case made of stainless steel, polished
Sapphire crystal glass in front, anti-reflective on both sides
Transparent case back made of sapphire crystal glass, anti-reflective on the interior
Case back screw-fastened
Meet the technical requirements for waterproofness, as set out in standard DIN 8310
Pressure-resistant up to 10 bar
Low pressure resistant

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds
Second time zones on a 12-hour basis
Date display

Dimensions and Weight
Case diameter: 38,5 mm
Band lug width: 20 mm
Case thickness: 12 mm
Weight without strap: 57 gramme

Dial and Hands
Black-electroplated dial with sunburst decoration
Attached appliqués coated with luminescent colour
Hour and minute hand coated with luminescent colour

Sinn 903 St B E Navigation Chronograph

In addition to a fascinating variety of features, the navigation chronograph 903 St B E boasts a functionally reliable dark blue dial with luminous ivory coated hands and indices. Watch lovers appreciate the attention to detail – and the impressive clarity in how the functions are arranged.

The watch also impresses those who enjoy performing analogue calculations with a classic slide rule. The positioning of an additional crown at 10 o’clock enables mathematical operations and is used to rotate the slide rule bezel with logarithmic scale.

It also allows users to perform multiplication, division and cross-multiplication as well as other useful calculations such as fuel consumption, speed, distance and time. Additional watch features include a chronograph function for measuring and recording periods of time.

Technical details
Movement
SW 500
Self-winding mechanism
25 bearing jewels
28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Seconds stop function
Shock resistant as per DIN 8308
Anti-magnetic as per DIN 8309

Case
Case made of stainless steel, polished / satinized
Sapphire crystal glass in front, anti-reflective on both sides
Transparent case back made of sapphire crystal glass, anti-reflective on the interior
Case back screw-fastened
Crown screwable
Meet the technical requirements for waterproofness, as set out in standard DIN 8310
Pressure-resistant up to 10 bar
Low pressure resistant

Functions
Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds
Date display
Chronograph
Interior rotating bezel with logarithmic scale (slide-rule function)

Dimensions and Weight
Case diameter: 41 mm
Band lug width: 22 mm
Case thickness: 14,5 mm
Weight without strap: 88 gramme

Dial and Hands
Dark blue dial and luminous ivory coating
Counters and interior bezel electroplated in silver
Number “12” and indices coated with luminescent colour
Hour and minute hand coated with luminescent colour

Memorigin Eternity Series Lady’s Tourbillon Watch Collection

In 2015, Memorigin created a ladies’ tourbillon watch in association with Mary Yu, a Hong Kong based designer who was elected as one of the JCI Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Young Persons in 2011.

Mary was responsible for designing the staff uniform of the Equestrian competitions at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics that is named as the future star in the design industry. Although she had rich experience on the design works, this is the first time for her to take the challenge in launching a tourbillon watch – a kind of most complicated mechanical watch in the World. With the assistance of the Memorigin, a Lady’s tourbillon watch collection – Eternity Series is finished, with a love story behind representing the lifelong love.

Designer – Mary projected an image of 2 swans swimming in the lake on the dial, expressing the faith of true love. Once you look carefully, 2 swans look each other head to head, forming a heart shape, under a shining lake background made by mother of pearl. The 10 pieces of diamond are forming as the ripples on the lake sparkling under the sun. The 4 pieces of ruby seem like the roses along the lake. A great picture with a great romantic story happens in this way.

As the size of ladies’ watch is small, the assembling procedure is more complex than making a men’s watch. In order to provide a highly stable timepiece, Memorigin aim to launch the tourbillon movement in a frequency of 28,800 oscillations per hour. The off-center tourbillon gives an intense momentum from the appearance.

There are 2 versions of Eternity Series: Rose gold plated case with pink alligator strap and Stainless steel case with sky-blue alligator strap.

Technical details
Model: Eternity Series
Watch No.: MV0731

  • Watch diameter: approx. 35mm
  • Diamond quantity: 8pcs (approx.1mm) and 2pcs (approx.1.8mm)
  • Natural ruby quantity: 4pcs (approx.1.4mm) and 1pcs (approx.1mm)
  • Swan shaped model on the dial (mother of pearl)
  • At least 158 pieces of subassembly module and 23 jewels
  • Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/Hour
  • The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
  • Off-center tourbillon
  • 60 hours power reserve
  • Alligator Strap
  • Sapphire on crown
  • Both sides sapphire crystal
  • Price:  HKD $48,800

Sinn 1800 S Damaszener Limited Edition

Since its establishment in 1961, German watch brand Sinn focused continuously on high-quality mechanical watches combining a traditional sense of quality with advanced solutions. This has repeatedly resulted in the use of totally new watchmaking materials. In 1995, the brand presented the first watch made of 22-carat yellow gold with a material hardness equal to that of stainless steel (220 HV). In 2005, German Submarine Steel was used for the first time in diving watches.

The new limited edition 1800 S model made of Damascus steel seamlessly follows on from this by rendering the highly traditional material appropriate for watch cases – without forsaking but rather enhancing its special allure. The watch thus displays a uniqueness that is immediately reflected in its design and appearance. In order to bring the characteristics textures of Damascus steel to the fore – an organic pattern of alternating bands of light and dark – the dial and central part of the case are forged from a complete steel block rather than designed as separate components, as is customary. The result is rather remarkable: for the Damascus pattern on the dial continues across the entire case to create a fascinating and impressive whole.

Thanks to the use of TEGIMENT Technology and the application of an additional Black Hard Coating, Sinn has succeeded in combining functionality with high quality. The Black Hard Coating displays the pattern in a subtle, exquisite light and ensures good readability and a masculine-looking watch.

Damascus steel has fascinated humankind for centuries. It gained its legendary reputation above all in the making of swords, knives and blades. Damascus steel is a combination of at least two different types of steel, layered to create the aforesaid surface design.

The traditional art of making Damascus steel is very elaborate and portrays a unique blend of craftsmanship and application. During production, the different types of steel are layered and forge-welded together.

The piece is then forged, halved while in a glowing state and layered together again. Experts refer to this as ‘folding’. By combining soft and hard steels, a new kind of steel is created, one which displays properties of both. In the final stage of production, the Damascus pattern is made visible through surface etching. The steels are dissolved to varying extents by acid, thus forming the typical light and dark nuances.

For the case of Sinn 1800 S DAMASZENER model, the different steels used are combined using powder metallurgy and, in this sense, technically optimised.

Also during production of the 1800 S DAMASZENER, the layered structure is made visible through final surface etching, which gives the material its characteristic appearance. Each watch thus becomes an extraordinary and unique timepiece, as the flow of lines cannot be physically manipulated.

Technical details
Model: 1800 S DAMASZENER
100-piece limited edition watch made of Damascus steel

Movement
ETA 2892-A2
Self-winding mechanism
21 bearing jewels
28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Seconds stop function
Shock resistant as per DIN 8308
Anti-magnetic as per DIN 8309

Case
Case with integrated dial in Damascus steel
Damascus steel case back
Sapphire crystal glass, anti-reflective on both sides
Case back screw-fastened
Crown screwable
Meet the technical requirements for waterproofness, as set out in standard DIN 8310
Pressure-resistant up to 10 bar
Low pressure resistant

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds
Date display

SINN Technologies
Black Hard Coating on a TEGIMENT Technology basis

Dimensions and Weight
Case diameter: 43 mm
Band lug width: 22 mm

Dial and Hands
Dial in Damascus steel
Indices made of 13 meticulously appliqués
Indices coated with luminescent colour
Hour and minute hand coated with luminescent colour

Warranty
2 years

Memorigin Waltz Series

In the market dominated by men’s collections, finding a lady’s tourbillon watch is not easy. In 2015, Memorigin launched this Waltz Series that has broken the tradition. While the tourbillon mechanism is rotating, the wings of the butterfly are flapping like dancing in the flower field.

With embedded over 100 pieces of diamonds on the entire watch totally (total weight over 2 carat), especially on the butterfly, the sparking of flapping wings are that you cannot resist.

As the size of ladies’ watch is small, the assembling procedure is more complex than making a men’s watch. In order to provide a highly stable timepiece, Memorigin aims to launch the tourbillon movement in a frequency of 28,800 oscillations per hour. The off-center tourbillon gives an intense momentum from the appearance.

Technical details
Model: Waltz Series
Watch No.: ST0617

  • Watch diameter: approx. 35mm
  • Diamond quantity: 153 pcs (Total Weight: 2.01 Carat)
  • Sapphire quantity: 10 pcs (Total Weight: 0.30 Carat)
  • Emerald quantity: 3 pcs (Total Weight: 0.30 Carat)
  • Butterfly shaped model on the dial
  • At least 158 pieces of subassembly module and 23 jewels
  • Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/Hour
  • The tourbillon located at 7 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
  • Off-center tourbillon
  • 60 hours power reserve
  • Alligator Strap
  • Diamond on crown
  • Both sides sapphire crystal
  • Price:  HKD $88,800

SINN 104 St Sa A

The 104 St Sa A is a classic pilot watch in the SINN tradition. The dial is clearly structured, with its three hands providing optimum readability of the time, date and day of the week down to the second.

The pilot’s bezel with minute ratcheting can be rotated on both sides and is securely attached to the case.

It has a luminous triangle as key mark at the 12 o’clock position. The instrument watch has a polished stainless steel case and a crystal made of sapphire crystal which is also used for the transparent back.

The transparent back allows the filigree work of the mechanical movement to be admired in all its intricacy. The 104 St Sa A is low pressure resistant and can withstand pressures of up to 20 bar.

Technical details

Movement
Mechanical Movement
• SW 220-1
• Self-winding mechanism
• 26 bearing jewels
• 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
• Seconds stop function
• Anti-magnetic as per DIN 8309

Case
• Case made of stainless steel, polished
• Sapphire crystal glass in front, anti-reflective on both sides
• Transparent case back made of sapphire crystal glass, anti-reflective on the interior
• Case back screw-fastened
• Crown screwable
• Meet the technical requirements for waterproofness, as set out in standard DIN 8310
• Pressure-resistant up to 20 bar
• Low pressure resistant

Functions
• Hours, minutes, seconds
• Date display
• Day of the week display
• Pilot’s bezel with minute ratcheting and luminous key mark

SINN Technologies
• Captive bezel

Dimensions and Weight
• Case diameter: 41 mm
• Band lug width: 20 mm
• Case thickness: 11.5 mm
• Weight without strap: 73 gramme

Dial and Hands
• Matte black dial
• Numbers and indices coated with luminescent colour
• Hour, minute and second hand coated with luminescent colour

Warranty
• 2 years

Memorigin Stellar Series, Flying Tourbillon Watch with GMT Indicator

Memorigin, the tourbillon specialist watch brand based in Hong Kong, introduced the Stellar Series in 2015. This mechanical, high complication watch with GMT function presents the tourbillon in a different angle by incorporating a specially made sapphire glass on the watch.

On the front side, this stainless steel timepiece offers stunning views of four highlights of the dial. Starting in clockwise direction, a sphere located at 12 o’clock position featuring a Chinese ancient planetarium decoration expresses the wisdom of China. Viewing towards right you can admire a flying tourbillon displayed at 3 o’clock position inside a special sapphire crystal glass.

At 6’o clock there is a “Sphere shaped GMT Indicator”, containing the mother of pearl, Enamel and luminous materials, which displays the dual time zone in a new way. Moving towards 9’o clock, you will come across a stunning mother of pearl dial with raised Roman numeral indexes and blued skeleton hands for indicating the basic time functions. The left over space on the front is filled with decorations and engravings.

Memorigin specially developed an automatic tourbillon movement (AT 1118) for this Stellar Series; it provides 40 hours of power reserve, with frequency of 28,800 Oscillation/ Hour. The flying tourbillion at 3 o’clock position, engraved with Memorigin’s logo on the tourbillon.

Technical details
Case: Steel
Strap: Leather
Buckle: Pin buckle
Water proofness: 5ATM m
Diameter of the case: 43 mm
Thickness: 15 mm
Movement: Self-winding mechanical calibre
Power reserve: 40 h, 28800 variations / hours
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Power reserve, Second time zone, Tourbillon
Price: 6’035 CHF

Memorigin Avengers2 Series Iron Man and Captain America – Superhero Crossover Tourbillon Watch Collection

Introduced in 2015, the Superhero crossover tourbillon watch collection – Avengers2 Series pays tribute to two popular Superheros – Iron Man and Captain America, the characters in the movie – “Avengers: Age of Ultron. On 23r April 2015, the Avengers2 Series was officially presented for sale along with the release of the movie.

In order to match the setting of the characters in the movie, Memorigin applied a new skill on coating different from the past, tuning the colour of coating approaching to appearance of the characters. In the movie, the palm of the Iron Man can emit a destructive beam. Memorigin embedded a VVS white diamond (0.13 karat) with 10 diamonds surrounding as the index on the dial to realize the beam shooting gesture – a well-known signature of Iron Man. Also, the tourbillon is positioned at the heart of the Iron Man embossment looks like the central heart device of Iron Man.

Another two highlights are the metal strap and the buckle. The main colours – red and rose gold are the emphases and plated on the metal strap. When you opened the lock the metal strap, you can adjust the length freely by hand instead of using a hand tool.

Comparing to the Avengers2 Series – Iron Man, the finishing the Avengers2 Series – Captain America is more difficult. In order to present the real appearance of the Captain America on the dial, every line and feature should be outlined accurately. Otherwise, there will be a deviation on the appearance. As this reason, Memorigin specially invited a Germent watch maker to fine-tune and revise the embossment of the Captain America.

It took 3 months to finish a fine outlined and rich three-dimensional Captain America embossment. Although the engraving structure is fixed, the coating is another issue to cope with. As the area of coating is large, any error on the production will cause complete damage the dial. Same as his fellow – Avengers2 – Iron Man, 10 pieces of VVS diamond are embedded as the index on the dial matching with the blue coloured Captain America well.  The buckle is another highlight of this watch as it is made as shell of Captian America alike.

Starting from the design of the manual guide, it is creative that one book includes the specifications of the 2 watches, only 2 front covers and no back cover. Flipping the book from right to left (Iron Man cover), a series of Iron Man’s featured photos are showcased. On the other hand, from left to right, it is the featured coverage of Captain America. Not only be the inside content attractive, but the special 2 covers in three-dimensional effect might capture your eye-sight. Unlike the traditional manual guide, it seems like a story book that let you read through it.

Besides, the watch box preserves another talking topic on the watches. Based on the watch model, the manual guide cover (Iron Man or Captain America) is placed in the cage of the box which displays under glass of Avengers trademark on the top of the box.

Avengers2 Series – Iron Man

  • Watch No.: MV 0423
  • Watch diameter: approx.43mm
  • Watch thickness: approx.13mm
  • At least 155 pieces of subassembly module and18 jewels
  • Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/Hour
  • The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
  • 40 hours power reserve
  • Flying Tourbillon
  • Skeletal dial
  • Iron Man embossment
  • 10 diamonds embedded on the dial as the indexes
  • One piece of VVS diamond (Approx. 0.13 karat) on the palm of Iron Man
  • Red and rose gold plated stainless steel strap
  • Both sides sapphire crystal
  • Suggested retail price: HKD 48800
  • Limited edition: 400 pieces

Avengers2 Series – Captain America

  • Watch No.: MV 0423
  • Watch diameter: approx.43mm
  • Watch thickness: approx.13mm
  • At least 155 pieces of subassembly module and18 jewels
  • Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/Hour
  • The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
  • Flying Tourbillon
  • Skeletal dial
  • Captain America embossment
  • 10 diamonds embedded on the dial as the indexes
  • Blue plated stainless steel strap
  • Both sides sapphire crystal
  • Suggested retail price: HKD 48800
  • Limited edition: 100 pieces

Memorigin Star Wars Captain Phasma Tourbillon Limited Edition

In 2015, Memorigin presented new crossover watch project in collaboration with Lucasfilm, the famous entertainment company of science – fiction movie with millions of fans from all over the world. The Hong Kong based tourbillon watch specialist appointed Mr. Mark Lui, the famous designer and pop music composer as the chief designer for this 200 limited edition of Star Wars Series – Captain Phasma tourbillon watch.

The Captain Phasma image is sketched by some simple lines on the dial; the black eyeshades are the highlights of the watch. The designer has created a classic Star Wars theme by using mix and match of the colours, red with black and also white with silver. The tourbillon’s polishing, assembly and quality control is overseen by master watchmakers and their teams to ensure the “perfection of art”.

Silver is the main colour tone of The Star Wars Series – Captain Phasma tourbillon, the designer used an abstract way to make Captain Phasma appears on the dial. The black plastic assembled on the skeletal movement is the eyeshades as a symbol of Captain Phasma; you can see a little part of the movement when you look through it.

The 12 black diamonds around the dial are the index of the watch. Two colours, black and silver have been using to form the prestige and cool pattern on the case. The black sapphire glass is assembled at the back of the case; it adds a filter for the movement. The “M” mark on the hexagonal crown is a signature of Mark Lui’s design; the rubber around the metal crown protects users not getting uncomfortable by winding the watch. The red and black leather just like a secret sign, if you are the Star Wars fans, you must be able to recognize it.

Memorigin works seriously on every crossover project, especially on the packaging. The Star Wars Series of course won’t be an exception. It uses a glossy white wooden box, “Stormtrooper!” is the first impression the box gives you. There is a Star Wars logo on the top, when you open it you can see there is the Star Wars theme – black, white and red tone, the red watch cushion is a special design for the watch, when you put the Star Wars Series – Captain Phasma tourbillon watch on the cushion, the watch will stand out because of the contrast. Last but not the least, there is a classic phrase for the Star Wars fans which is hidden on Mark Lui’s signature plate: MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU.

Each Memorigin Star Wars Series – Captain Phasma tourbillon watch box set includes: one luxury Star Wars user manual, a 3 year warranty card, and a Captain Phasma tourbillon watch certificate with Mark Lui’s autograph on it.

Technical details
Model: “Star Wars Series” Captain Phasma Tourbillon
Model No: SW 1217

  • Watch diameter: 43 mm
  • Watch thickness: 13 mm
  • At least 155 pieces of subassembly module and 18 jewels
  • Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation / Hour
  • The balance wheel and the escapement system encircle the center of balance wheel
  • The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotate at a speed of
  • 60s for one circle
  • 40 hours power reserve
  • Flying Tourbillon
  • Captain Phasma embossment on the dial
  • 12 black diamonds are embedded on the dial as its index
  • Special edition of black and red leather strap
  • Black sapphire crystal glass back case
  • Price: HKD $ 42800

Michele Reis X iPANDAS Memorigin Tourbillon Watch

In 2015, on its 25th anniversary, Hong Kong based IPS (Integrated Publicity Services Ltd.) introduced an adorable commemorative mascot iPANDAS and started to organize a variety of charitable projects with different parties. As the inaugural project, IPS joined hands with Ms. Michele Reis to create the MICHELEX iPANDAS Memorigin Tourbillon Watch with the full support of Memorigin. The proceeds raised were to donate to the JMJ Children’s Charitable Foundation co-founded by Michele and her husband Julian Hui, in order to support the conservation of giant pandas in Sichuan.

The MICHELE X iPANDAS Memorigin Tourbillon Watch gives a refreshing twist to the masculine and strong tourbillon timepiece by marrying the adorable iPANDAS motif with complicated craftsmanship. The meticulously carved iPANDAS motif on the black nickel plated skeleton dial is finished with a special coating technology to create a refined and smooth matte effect. The biggest challenge lies in creating a three-dimensional panda within the narrow space between the dial and the sapphire crystal. As the rose gold plated luminous dauphine hands sit on the panda’s legs, the thickness of the relief must be precisely crafted so that it won’t be too thin to work on or too thick and hinder the operation of other components. The vivid and exquisite three-dimensional effect is the result of repeated fine-tunings.

A new engraving technique is used on the dial to highlight the lovely panda and the exceptional design, while the black nickel plated skeleton heart patterns on the back consist of the letters “JMJ” to mark the concerted effort between the JMJ Children’s Charitable Foundation and iPANDAS. The advanced CNC engraving technology ensures that every heart is perfect and identical.

On the black nickel plated skeleton dial are ten sparkling diamond indexes and two precious rubies at 2 o’clock and 5 o’clock respectively to commemorate the 25thanniversary of IPS. Fitted with Memorigin’s movement MO1128,this model comprises 155 subassembly modules and 18 jewel bearings. Apart from a power reserve of upto 40 hours, it also features a tourbillon at 6 o’clock that oscillates at 28,800 oscillations per hour, ensuring precision and an appealing design.

Michele also lent her creativity to the strap design. Alligator straps in four colors are available to reveal a modern charm. While the panda-inspired black and white are timeless, straps in green and orange, which represent the pandas’ favorite bamboo leaves and carrots, also offer a unique way to express the wearer’s mood and style. The wearers may freely mix and match the contrasting black and white or green and orange alligator straps for a bold and chic look.

Technical details
Model: MICHELE X iPANDAS Memorigin Tourbillon Watch
Model no. MO1128

Movement
Frequency: 28,800 oscillations/ hour
155 pieces of subassembly modules and 18 jewel
The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotates at a speed of 60s for one circle
40-hour power reserve
Flying Tourbillon

Case
Approx. 43mm contemporary type stainless steel case
Glass: Sapphire crystal

Dial
Black nickel plated skeleton dial with iPANDAS embossment and JMJ logo
Hands: Rose gold plated luminous dauphine hands

Strap
Alligator leather straps (Available in black, white, green and orange)

IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer Automatic Edition “Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau (Ref. IW329005)

At SIHH 2016 haute horlogerie event, IWC Schaffhausen will unveil the Aquatimer Automatic Edition “Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau” (Ref. IW329005), a new member to its series of special editions in honour of the French diving pioneer and oceanographer.

As a partner of the Cousteau Society, the Schaffhausen-based watch manufacturer contributes to the restoration of Cousteau’s famous research vessel, the Calypso, among other things. The watch has a stunning, deep blue dial and the design is unmistakably purist.

The engraving on the stainless steel case back shows “le Commandant” Jacques Yves Cousteau with his trademark beanie. Water-resistant to 30 bar, the timepiece has automatic winding and a power reserve of 42 hours. Features also include the mechanical external/internal rotating bezel, the SafeDive system and luminescent elements.

Technical details 
Model: Aquatimer Automatic Edition “Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau”
Ref. IW329005

Functions
Date display
Central hacking seconds

Movement
In-house Calibre 30120 Mechanical movement
Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Jewels: 21
Power reserve: 42 h
Winding: Automatic

Case, dial and strap
Stainless-steel case
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 14 mm
Mechanical external/internal rotating bezel with SafeDive system
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 30 bar
Screw-in crown
Blue dial
Luminescent elements on hands, dial and internal rotating bezel
Black rubber strap, stainless-steel pin buckle
IWC bracelet quick-change system

BULGARI DIVA

For more than 130 years, BULGARI has been creating jewellery and watches whose aesthetic is pervaded by its Roman origins. These creations have been inspiring women around the world for more than a century. Collections surrounded by an aura exalted by the actresses and celebrities who have worn them and which prove as enduring as the great cinema classics.

The DIVA jewellery and watch collection carries all the design codes referencing the dazzling history of BULGARI. A nod to the famous Roman mosaics and the iconic fan-shaped motifs of the Caracalla thermal baths, it embodies a collection with a distinctive character, an alterable source of inspiration and admiration. The four new creations are now available  in BULGARI boutiques and in its exclusive retailers.

Inspired by the diversity of modern-day beauties, BULGARI has created a collection of watches that evokes the personality and the history of women, at once unique and universal. These Jewellery timepieces come in a variety of styles expressed by juxtaposing colours and materials. The DIVA collection honours women in all their uniqueness, their strength and their greatness, by revealing their incomparable assets, identity, glamour and charisma.

Born from the Italian jeweller’s passion for coloured stones, DIVA watches reflect the iconic BULGARI rainbow, an arch composed of multi-coloured gems nestling together like petals and creating an authentic corolla of precious stones dancing around a gem-set bezel. These sensual and elegant creations embody the fascination and the mysterious attraction exercised by stones, combining the depth of precious gems with the intensity of their semi-precious counterparts.

These stunning gold-smithing feats testify to the expertise and the jewellery-making savoir-faire fostered by the Maison and echo its famous 1960s floral brooches with their spring-mounted mobile flowers. Playing on a subtly musical theme, BULGARI perfects the art of entremblant setting, since each of the small fans and stones composing the corolla of the watch is delicately assembled, set and adjusted in such a way as to gently quiver in step with the wearer’s every move.

Diva High Jewellery
In the two new High Jewellery versions, the pink gold interpretation is adorned with the warm shades of coral as well as the timeless hues of onyx and diamonds. Its corolla composed of eight coral-set fans and eight onyx-set fans is punctuated by two rows of eight claw-set round diamonds totalling almost 3.5 carats. The bracelet consists of a succession of fans instilling the model with a resolutely Art Deco cuff-watch spirit.

The other version offers a variety of baguette, brilliant, round and buff-top cuts set with diamonds and emeralds on white gold– an  aesthetic evoking the DIVA High Jewellery Emeralds watch that won the “Jewellery Watch” prize in last year’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, an accolade rewarding the 130 years of creativity cultivated by the Rome-based jeweller.

DIVA HIGH JEWELLERY WATCH: SAP CODE 102422

  • 39 mm pink gold case set with 116 brilliant-cut diamonds (1.5ct), 16 round-cut diamonds (3.4cts) and 10 coral elements
  • Snow-set pavé dial
  • Pink gold bracelet set with 154 brilliant-cut diamonds (3.7cts), 10 onyx and 8 coral elements. Pink gold folding clasp set with 14 brilliant-cut diamonds
  • Quartz movement, Bulgari customized and decorated with Bulgari logo (B033)
  • Water-resistant to 30 m

DIVA HIGH JEWELLERY WATCH:  SAP CODE 102463

  • 39 mm white gold case set with 42 baguette-cut diamonds (2.47cts), 8 round-cut diamonds (1.96ct), 80 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.71ct), 74 buff-top cut emeralds (1.75ct) and 8 round-cut emeralds (1.05ct)
  • Snow-set pavé dial
  • Grey satin strap with white gold folding clasp set with 14 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.34ct)
  • Quartz movement, Bulgari customised and adorned with Bulgari logo (B033)
  • Water-resistant to 30 m

Diva Jewellery
The Jewellery version comes in the form of two new models fitted with a refined satin strap. Its gemstone rainbow combines the fruity colours of mandarin garnets, tourmalines and opals, or the heavenly hues of tanzanites and turquoises.

The DIVA collection exalts women, highlights their strengths, participants in their accomplishments. It rewards the blossoming of these talents. It reflects the radiance of contemporary feminine icons, the fascination of rising stars and the appeal of up-and-coming women. It evokes dreams to be fulfilled, success stories to be written and victories to be won.

DIVA JEWELLERY WATCH SAP CODE 102420

  • 39 mm pink gold case set with 68 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.75ct), 8 mandarin garnets, 8 tourmalines and 16 pink opal elements
  • White mother-of-pearl dial
  • Brown satin strap with pink gold folding clasp set with 14 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.34ct)
  • Quartz movement, Bulgari customised and adorned with Bulgari logo (B033)
  • Water-resistant to 30 m

DIVA JEWELLERY WATCH SAP CODE 102421

  • 39 mm white gold case set with 76 brilliant-cut diamonds (1.97ct), 8 tanzanite and 8 turquoises
  • Snow-set pavé dial
  • Grey satin strap with white gold folding clasp set with 14 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.34ct)
  • Quartz movement, Bulgari customised and adorned with Bulgari logo (B033)
  • Water-resistant to 30 m

 

Bulgari New Diagono Scuba

Diagono Scuba, Bulgari’s iconic nautical sports watch makes its return with four distinctive new versions imbued with contemporary Italian refinement and clothed in a diving suit.

Back in 1994, Bulgari introduced a nautical version of its Diagono sports watch. Its style was all about pure lines dedicated to efficiency. Diagono Scuba was much more than just an alternative among sports watches, and soon became a favourite with demanding customers, supplanting other more commonplace diver’s watches.

In the privileged circles of the international nautical world, Diagono Scuba, available in gold or steel versions fitted with the astonishing and highly specific metal bracelet or on a rubber strap, easily found its place on the decks of racing sailboats or yachts on a pleasure cruises. It offered a significant advantage in that that was no need to change watch for cocktails or a dinner, since Diagono Scuba remains elegant in every circumstance, accompanying its owner on all of life’s occasions, rather than merely serving as an indicator for strictly sporting moments.

2015 sees the Diagono Scuba return to the surface. Stronger as well as more beautiful, astonishing, luxurious and modern than ever, it proclaims its heritage and makes it an asset for the future, affirming this heredity with the boldness of novelty. Water-resistant to 300 metres, the new the Diagono Scuba is equipped with the Manufacture BVL 191 Solotempo calibre.

Technical details
Model: Diagono Scuba

Movement

Solotempo calibre, Manufacture self-winding movement entirely designed, developed and produced in-house: 28,800 vph (4Hz); 42-hour power reserve, 11.5 lignes
26.20mm x 3.80mm, 26 jewels
Hours, minutes and seconds, date window at 3 o’clock
Bidirectional oscillating weight mounted on ceramic ball bearings

Instantaneous date change equipped with a stop-seconds device serving to block the balance when the crown is pulled out; a disconnecting system that avoids wear of the pinions and saves energy when the winding device is activated, either via the crown or by the motion of the oscillating weight

Côtes de Genève, snailed and sandblasted decorations; bevelled and polished bridge rims, circular satin-brushed wheels, burnished pivots, chamfered drill holes; domed and polished screw heads

Case
Case in steel, steel and 18K pink gold or in 18K pink gold, 41mm in diameter; unidirectional ratcheted bezel serving to measure dive and decompression times; screw-lock crown; water-resistant to 300m

Dial
Matt black or opaline silver-toned dial according to the version, hands and hour-markers enhanced with Superluminova guaranteeing perfect legibility

Strap
Rubber strap fitted with a pin buckle in steel or 18K pink gold; or steel and steel/18K pink gold bracelet fitted with a steel folding clasp.

 

Bulgari Octo All Blacks Special Edition

Bulgari, official sponsor to the All Blacks, has honoured the longest-serving players and management in the legendary New Zealand team by presenting them with a special commemorative watch.

The four current players in the All Blacks squad (All Blacks captain Richie McCaw, Tony Woodcock, Daniel Carter and Keven Mealamu) who have played 100 or more Test matches have received the special Octo All Blacks 100 Club watch to mark this exceptional achievement.  Bulgari also recognised a further 12 members of the current All Blacks management team who have officiated at over 100 Test matches.

Each of the watches awarded to the All Blacks is personalised on the sapphire crystal case-back, with each bearing the initials of the player as well as their All Blacks number.

The centre of the smoked sapphire crystal features an historical silver fern leaf motif, which is the All Blacks emblem, along with the year 1905, the year the famous All Blacks “Originals” team undertook their ground-breaking tour of North America and Europe.

The Octo All Blacks 100 Clubwatch is a concentrated blend of mechanical power matched by equally rugged good looks. Presented as a special edition, in a box evocatively shaped like a rugby ball, the timepiece retains all the characteristics that make the Octo watch truly unique. In this model, the case with its 110 facets, 41.5 mm opening and 10.60 mm thickness is adorned with a DLC coating, perfectly corresponding to the black jerseys of the All Blacks.

The Octo All Blacks 100Club derives its precision and excellence from the finest Swiss manufacturing traditions. Developed and assembled by hand in the Swiss Jura, the 28-jewel mechanical self-winding BVL 193 calibre measures time with a precision of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz) and guarantees a 50-hour power reserve, as well as driving a date indicator that appears in a 3 o’clock dial window.

This aperture as well as the polished and brushed black hour-marker might almost go unnoticed given the bold nature of the dial that affirms its personality by displaying a Maori mask, imprinted like a tattoo on the background, designed by Maori carver Tana Salzmann.

Technical details
Model: Octo All Blacks Special Edition

Movement
Calibre BVL 193; Manufacture mechanical self-winding movement; 3.70 mm thick, 25.60 mm in diameter; 28 jewels
Double-barrelled
Frequency of 28,800 VpH (4Hz)
50 hours of power reserve

Case
41.5 mm stainless steel case with Diamond Like Carbon treatment and semi-transparent smoky sapphire crystal back with “All Blacks®” logo
Screwed-in steel crown with black Diamond Like Carbon treatment and black ceramic insert
Water resistant to 100 m
Scratch-resistant sapphire with double-sided anti-reflection treatment

Dial
Anthracite dial with black Maori tattoo pattern. Hand-applied black hour-markers, brushed and polished
Black facetted hands enhanced with SuperLumi-Nova®