Arnold & Son Luna Magna Platinum Limited Edition

This brand new Luna Magna watch in Platinum boasts an aventurine crystal sky dial featuring a large three-dimensional moon composed of blue aventurine and grey marble.

Featuring a fully polished 950 platinum case, this celestial inspired timepiece also features a white mother-of-pearl hour and minute sub-dial in a satin-brushed ring.

Arnold & Son Luna Magna Platinum Limited Edition

The Arnold & Son Luna Magna Platinum watch is a limited series of only twenty-eight pieces. Set in aventurine crystal, the metallic crystals bring the dial to life with their brilliance. Half of the 12 mm three-dimensional moon is made of grey marble and the other half of aventurine crystal, reflecting the moon’s dual nature.

Arnold & Son Luna Magna Platinum Limited Edition

The hours and minutes are displayed on the graduated dial with twelve Roman numerals bearing the Arnold & Son signature. This eccentric disc owes its luminosity to the slightly iridescent white mother-of-pearl.

Luna Magna Platinum is based on the A&S1021 calibre, which has been fully developed and then assembled and adjusted in Switzerland. Designed around the lunar globe, the movement is hand-wound and features a 90-hour power reserve and regulating mechanism set at 3 Hz. On the back is a secondary display, with clearly legible lunations for fine adjustments.

Arnold & Son Luna Magna Platinum Limited Edition

The celestial mechanism also owes its sophisticated design to the fidelity in its astronomical accuracy. The duration of a complete lunar cycle is 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 2.8 seconds.

Arnold & Son have succeeded in approximating this cycle such that, if the watch was never stopped, it would take 122 years for the moon-phase display to accumulate a day’s discrepancy from the correct phase. And the correction is easy, since Luna Magna Platinum’s lunar function is accessible directly from the crown.

Arnold & Son Luna Magna Platinum Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: Luna Magna Platinum
Reference: 1LMAX.A01A.C183A

Functions
Hours, minutes, astronomical moon-phase (correction one day in every 122 years), moon-phase indicator on back

Movement
Calibre A&S1021, hand-wound mechanism
Jewels: 35
Diameter: 37.60 mm
Height: 12.00 mm with three-dimensional moon (4.75 mm without moon)
Power reserve: 90 hours
Frequency: 3 Hz / 21,600 vph

Finishes
Platinum: pearlised
Bridges: sunray and chamfered Côtes de Genève
Wheels: circular-grained satin finish
Screws: blued and chamfered, polished heads
Moon-phase indicator: circular-grained satin finish

Dial
Aventurine crystal
Hour dial: white mother-of-pearl
Flange: blue PVD coating
Moon: diameter: 12.00 mm; grey marble and aventurine crystal

Case
Material: 950 platinum
Diameter: 44.00 mm
Thickness: 15.90 mm (with crystal)
Crystal: Domed sapphire, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Back: Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water resistance: 30 metres/100ft

Strap
Material: Alligator leather, blue (exterior) and dark magenta (interior), hand-stitched
Buckle: Pin, platinum PT950

Edition
Limited edition of 28 pieces

Global retail price
CHF 55,900 (subject to modification) excl. tax

UNIMATIC x UNCRATE Modello Tre U3-U Limited Edition

This Unimatic timepiece was created in collaboration with Uncrate, the leading buyer’s guide for men and one of the largest men’s publications.

UNIMATIC x UNCRATE Modello Tre U3-U Limited Edition

The Modello Tre chrono-diver U3-U captures the essence of the model with the bare minimum of ornamentation. The dial of the U3-U Chronodiver has been stripped of all excessive markers, with the indices represented by lume filled outlines and the matte aluminium bezel having just a single raised lume dot.

UNIMATIC x UNCRATE Modello Tre U3-U Limited Edition

It remains a fully-functional two-complication chronograph, with a Meca-quartz Seiko VK64 movement that combines the accuracy of quartz with the crisp feel and performance of a mechanical chronograph; and a thick double domed sapphire lens. The case is sand-blasted PVD gunmetal grey, a case treatment that’s a first for Unimatic.

UNIMATIC x UNCRATE Modello Tre U3-U Limited Edition

The watch is fitted with a storm gray TPU two-piece strap and a black heavy-duty Unimatic nylon NATO strap, both with sandblasted gunmetal PVD finish hardware, accompanied by a tough case that holds both this watch and another, and a Unimatic x Uncrate warranty card for the two-year worldwide warranty.

UNIMATIC x UNCRATE Modello Tre U3-U Limited Edition

This timepiece is limited to just 100 examples worldwide. The UNIMATIC x UNCRATE Modello Tre U3-U is available exclusive at http://www.uncrate.com and http://www.unimaticwatches.com with a retail price of 650 EUR excluding VAT.

UNIMATIC x UNCRATE Modello Tre U3-U Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: Unimatic Modello Tre U3-U

Case
Material: 316L stainless steel
Case finishing: Sandblasted gunmetal PVD finish
Diameter: 40mm
Lugs / strap size: 22mm
120 clicks mono-directional safety bezel; Matte black aluminium minimal insert with raised lume dot
Caseback: Unimatic x Uncrate screw-down caseback
Crown: Alchemical Sun ☉ 8mm screw-down
2.5mm thick double domed sapphire crystal with inner side anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 300m = 1000ft = 30atm WR

Dial
Black matte, two sub-dial
Super-LumiNova® C1 white raised outline
Trims: White open second rail and dial trims
Hands: Matte black ladder phantom H+M, reverse lollipop S, white tip

Movement
Meca-quartz calibre Seiko VK64
Frequency: 32,768 Hz
Type of oscillator: Tuning fork
Antimagnetic: 1600 A/m

Strap
Storm gray TPU two-piece strap with sandblasted gunmetal PVD finish hardware

Extra Strap
Black heavy-duty Unimatic nylon nato strap, sandblasted gunmetal PVD finish hardware

Product Kit
Unimatic tough case, warranty card with unique ID seal

Edition
Limited edition of 100 pieces
Individually numbered

Warranty
2 years warranty

Origin
Made in Italy

UNIMATIC x GRIMOLDI Modello Uno U1-GM Limited Edition

A limited edition of 100 pieces, the ref.U1-GM diver watch is born from the collaboration between Unimatic and Grimoldi Milano. It’s the first Unimatic ‘Destro’ left-hand watch.

Reflecting the visual codes associated with the marine world, orange was chosen for both the dial and the TPU strap, for an optimal readability and great visibility even underwater.

UNIMATIC x GRIMOLDI Modello Uno U1-GM Limited Edition

The U1-GM embodies the essence of the professional diving watch of that era, the clean lines of the Modello Uno are a tribute to the historic Grimoldi store in Portofino, underlining the prestige of Made in Italy and highlighting the Italian cultural heritage.

Grimoldi Milano is a family-run business since 1960’s located under the arcades on Piazza Duomo in Milan. It has always been a symbol of the Italian artisanal production of watches and jewels.

UNIMATIC x GRIMOLDI Modello Uno U1-GM Limited Edition

Carrying on the tradition, Grimoldi is continuing to invest in the search of innovative shapes and original designs. It is one of the first Unimatic retail partners worldwide.

Modello Uno ref. U1-GM is the Made in Italy professional diving watch. It features an International orange dive dial with markers in Super-LumiNova® BGW9 white lume matching the lumed dot on the matte gray aluminium professional diver insert and a cool gray open second rail and dial trims.

UNIMATIC x GRIMOLDI Modello Uno U1-GM Limited Edition

Time is indicated thanks to the matte black phantom ladder hands set and the black reverse lollipop second hand with white tip. The double domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal provides the best performance in every light condition.

UNIMATIC x GRIMOLDI Modello Uno U1-GM Limited Edition

The solid 316 brushed stainless steel case, the screwed in 2mm thick caseback, the 8mm diameter crown together with the high quality gaskets set provide a water resistance tested individually to 30 atm (300m/1000ft).

UNIMATIC x GRIMOLDI Modello Uno U1-GM Limited Edition

This timepiece is driven by the NH35A automatic movement. Its beats at 21,600 b.p.h and provides 41h power reserve.

The watch comes on an International orange TPU two piece strap, an extra black Unimatic nylon Nato strap with stainless steel brushed hardware signed Unimatic. The caseback features the Unimatic x Grimoldi engraving and the individual progressive number.

UNIMATIC x GRIMOLDI Modello Uno U1-GM Limited Edition

The UNIMATIC x GRIMOLDI Modello Uno U1-GM is available exclusive at http://www.unimaticwatches.com and Grimoldi stores with a retail price of 650 EUR excluding VAT.

Peren Nera Rogue

Peren’s brand new timepiece, the Nera Rogue is inspired by an iconic military dive watch.

In the 1960s, the legendary Swiss Maison Blancpain created the Tornek Rayville TR-900 diver for the United States Navy.

Peren Nera Rogue

It was specially developed for the US Navy’s Experimental Diving Unit for use by its Underwater Demolition Team divers, a unit that would later become known as the Navy SEAL’s.

Peren Nera Rogue

Only around 1,000 pieces were made, and most were subsequently destroyed because the watch was using a radioactive element. This timepiece is a rare horological gem and only about 30 pieces exist as on date.

Peren Nera Rogue

Taking inspiration from the legendary TR-900 timepiece, the Peren Nera Rogue is a distinctive hand built automatic Swiss dive watch with unique features.

This Swiss made diving timepiece features a 39mm diameter case made of marine grade stainless steel. The Nera Rogue watch is equipped with a screw-down crown at 3 o’ clock and a black PVD unidirectional rotating bezel. The fluted conical rotating bezel offers supreme grip and smooth operation.

Peren Nera Rogue

The watch is water resistant up to 200m/660ft. It houses an in-house regulated Swiss Automatic Sellita SW200 movement, which provides a power reserve of 38 hours when fully wound.

Peren Nera Rogue

Presently, the Peren Nera Rogue watch can be pre-ordered via the brand’s online store. The pre-order price is CHF 449 and the recommended retail price will be CHF 689.00.

Estimated delivery: November 2021.

Technical details

Case
Diameter: 39mm
Height: 12.80mm
Lug to Lug: 48.80mm
Case: Three tone 316L Stainless Steel, drilled lugs
Case finishing: Bead-blasted/brushed/hand polished
Bezel: Black PVD, conical, knurling by hand, rotating unidirectional 120 clicks
Crown: Screw-down, embossed logo
Crystal: Scratchproof Sapphire, 3 AR layer coating
Water resistance: 200m/660ft

Movement
Swiss Automatic Sellita SW200, in-house regulated
Power reserve: 38 Hours

Dial
Metal, embossed indexes, Date, Nera blue
Hands: Brass, white, diamond cut
Lume: BGW9 Swiss Super-LumiNova®, dial/hands/case

Strap
NATO Leather/Nylon, Steel bracelet, leather

Edition
Edition of 300 pieces worldwide, individually numbered

Origin
Swiss Made

More details at: http://www.perenwatches.com/nerarogue

Revelot R11 Hexmariner

Young watch brand Revelot presents R11 Hexmariner, a dress styled dive watch that reinterprets the designs of iconic diving timepieces like Submariner.

Revelot R11 Hexmariner

While maintaining the silhouette of the Sub, the overall case and bracelet of the R11 Hexmariner watch are given more angular and edgy by introducing chamfers and hexes giving an industrial edge to the iconic profile. Both brush & polish metal finishes give this modern tool watch a touch of a classic elegance.

Revelot R11 Hexmariner

The watch is mounted with a unidirectional ceramic bezel with C3/BGW9 Swiss made Super-luminova.

Revelot R11 Hexmariner

An anti-reflective chamfered sapphire glass protects the dial side. Instead of the emblematic lollipop hands, the brand has decided to fit a sturdy chamfered sword shaped hands with mirror on the side and brush on the top with a generous dash of Super-Luminova. Same for the Indexes in order to match the drapes; hex shaped chamfered blocks filled with C3 or BGW9 Swiss lume depending on model.

Revelot R11 Hexmariner

R11 Hexmariner boasts an embossed Crystal Star pattern dial which harmonizes with the overall design. The watch is also available with a Muonionalusta meteorite dial.

Revelot R11 Hexmariner

The R11 is powered with the Seiko NH35 self-winding movement with date display. Fitted with a decorated exhibition caseback, the Revelot Hexmariner offers 200m water resistance.

Revelot R11 Hexmariner

On 19th October this year, the brand launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the initial mass production of the R11 Hexmariner watch. During this one month long crowd-funding drive, the brand is offering a special launch price of $279.

Technical details

Movement
NH35A with Date

Case
Ceramic bezel insert
Anti-reflective sapphire glass
Stainless Steel & Cusn8 bronze variants
200M water resistant
Decorated exhibition caseback

Dial
3D embossed Crystal star dial & Muonionalusta meteorite dial
Sword shaped hands with brush top & polish sides
Polished Hex chamfered indexes
C3 or BGW9 Super-Luminova applied

Bracelet/strap
Interchangeable chamfered bracelet with brush & polish finish
Interchangeable dust resistant silicone strap

Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/revelotllc/revelot-hexmariner-dress-styled-dive-watches-of-the-stars

Piaget Rose Altiplano Rose Bouquet Métiers d’Art

The Piaget Rose is best-known as one of the Maison’s exquisite jewellery collections, but it is also the name of an award-winning flower named after Yves Piaget. This rose comes in a unique and vibrant shade of fuchsia and is appreciated for its large bloom with 80 layers of petals and its fragrance that features hints of citrus.

The Piaget Rose was born in 2002 in the Maison’s High Jewellery collections and has continued to bloom ever since. Piaget dreamed up elegant gold and diamond bouquets, which were followed by creations featuring diva-pink tourmalines and candy-pink opals. Over the years the Maison has created an array of jewels inspired by the Yves Piaget Rose.

This year, Piaget added a Piaget Rose Ring (G34UX200) and four Altiplano Rose Bouquet Métiers d’Art timepieces to this iconic collection.

The Piaget Rose timepieces have been interpreted with an array of Métiers d’Art over the years, including micro mosaic, wood and stone marquetry, embroidery, engraving, guilloché, and miniature enamel. This year sees the arrival of four new timepieces that combine a mesmerizing mix of gold engraving, ornamental stones, glyptic, and enamel.

Altiplano Rose Bouquet Métiers d’Art, Reference: G0A46219

Ornamental stones have been dear to Piaget since the 1960s and the art of micro-sculpting and engraving them is called glyptic or glyptography. Glyptic is mainly used on large stones in jewellery, and it is rare to see it on this miniature scale.

Each of the four dials depicts a bouquet of Piaget Roses in all their splendour thanks to the expert work of two artisans: Dick Steenman, who is a watchmaking artisan, jeweller, gem-setter, and engraver, and Anita Porchet, the watch industry’s most renowned enamel artist. Both artists have years of experience and are leaders in their respective fields.

Dick Steenman has created several glyptic timepieces and jewellery for Piaget, including an Extremely Piaget hand-engraved emerald cuff bracelet, a one-of-a-kind Golden Oasis Glyptic & Enamel timepiece, and a Wings of Light timepiece to name a few. His favourite mediums include miniature gold and glyptic sculpture and he never ceases to push the boundaries of his creativity by fusing watchmaking and jewellery techniques.

Altiplano Rose Bouquet Métiers d’Art, Reference: G0A46219

Anita Porchet has been collaborating with Piaget since 2006, and is renowned for her mastery of all the enamelling techniques, from the most complicated miniature, to cloisonné, champlevé, grisaille and paillonné.

Together, Anita Porchet and Dick Steenman have created four unique dials using gold, imperial jasper, coral, chrysoprase, mokaïte, enamel, and mother-of-pearl of various colours.

These ornamental precious stones and materials have been combined with Piaget’s ultra-thin 430P movement in the creation of four exquisite limited editions of eight pieces.

Each dial comes to life in the hands of Dick Steenman who sculpts and engraves each miniature Piaget Rose in gold so that Anita Porchet can add the perfect shade of enamel.

All four limited editions come in an ultrathin 36mm, 18-karat gold cases set with baguette-cut diamonds. Three of the four timepieces are adorned with ornamental stones as well as pink sapphires, green tsavorites and diamonds.

The fourth one features an engraved solid gold dial adorned with pink sapphires amethysts and diamonds. Each timepiece is limited to eight pieces.

Technical details

Model: Altiplano Rose Bouquet Métiers d’Art, Reference: G0A46216

Altiplano Rose Bouquet Métiers d’Art, Reference: G0A46216

Case
18K rose gold
Diameter: 36mm
Thickness: 7.6mm
Case set with 48 baguette-cut diamonds (approx.1.63cts) and 279 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx.1.47cts)
Crown set with 1 brilliant-cut diamond (approx.0.06ct)

Movement
Piaget Manufacture ultra-thin hand-wound mechanical 430P movement
Functions: hours, minutes
Power reserve: 43 hours

Dial
Dial with ornamental stones glyptic, golden graving and enamel
Set with 9 brilliant-cut green tsavorites (approx.0.02ct) and 37 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx.0.18ct)

Strap
Coral alligator strap with 18K rose gold ardillon buckle set with 23 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx.0.04ct)

Edition
Limited and numbered edition of 8 pieces
Boutique exclusivity

Model: Altiplano–Rose Bouquet Métiers d’Art, Reference: G0A46217

Altiplano–Rose Bouquet Métiers d’Art, Reference: G0A46217

Case
18K rose gold
Diameter: 36mm
Thickness: 7.6mm
Case set with 48 baguette-cut diamonds (approx.1.63cts) and 279 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx.1.47cts)
Crown set with 1 brilliant-cut diamond (approx.0.06ct)

Movement
Piaget Manufacture ultra-thin hand-wound mechanical 430P movement
Functions: hours, minutes
Power reserve: 43hours

Dial
Dial with ornamental stones glyptic, gold engraving and enamel
Set with 28 brilliant-cut pink sapphires (approx. 0.14ct), 8 brilliant-cut green tsavorites (approx.0.02ct) and 10 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.05ct)

Strap
Pink alligator strap with 18K rose gold ardillon buckle set with 23 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.04ct)

Edition
Limited and numbered edition of 8 pieces
Boutique exclusivity

Model: Altiplano Rose Bouquet Métiers d’Art, Reference: G0A46218

Altiplano Rose Bouquet Métiers d’Art, Reference: G0A46218

Case
18K rose gold
Diameter: 36mm
Thickness: 7.6mm
Case set with 48 baguette-cut diamonds (approx.1.63cts) and 279 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.47cts)
Crown set with 1 brilliant-cut diamond (approx. 0.06ct)

Movement
Piaget Manufacture ultra-thin hand-wound mechanical 430P movement
Functions: hours, minutes
Power reserve: 43 hours

Dial
Dial with ornamental stones glyptic, gold engraving and enamel
Set with 14 brilliant-cut pink sapphires (approx. 0.07ct),11 brilliant-cut green tsavorites (approx. 0.02ct) and 24 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx.0.12ct)

Strap
Raspberry alligator strap with 18K rose gold ardillon buckle set with 23 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx.0.04ct)

Edition
Limited and numbered edition of 8 pieces
Boutique exclusivity

Model: Altiplano Rose Bouquet Métiers d’Art, Reference: G0A46219

Altiplano Rose Bouquet Métiers d’Art, Reference: G0A46219

Case
18K rose gold
Diameter: 36mm
Thickness: 7.6mm
Case set with 48 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 1.63cts) and 279 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.47cts)
Crown set with 1 brilliant-cut diamond (approx. 0.06ct)

Movement
Piaget Manufacture ultra-thin hand-wound mechanical 430P movement
Functions: hours, minutes
Power reserve: 43 hours

Dial
Dial with gold engraving
Set with 23 brilliant-cut pink sapphires (approx.0.12ct), 6 brilliant-cut purple amethysts (approx.0.04ct) and 12 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx.0.06ct)

Strap
Pink alligator strap with 18K rose gold ardillon buckle set with 23 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx.0.04ct)

Edition
Limited and numbered edition of 8 pieces
Boutique exclusivity

Piaget Rose Ring (reference G34UX200)

Two delicately-crafted Piaget Rose rings join the collection in a choice of pink or green. Pink for the vibrant colour of the Piaget Rose petals and green for the deep hue of the flower’s foliage. At the centre of each ring, a stunning tourmaline of approximately 5 carats is surrounded by gold and diamond buds, and Piaget Rose flowers.

Each layer of rose petals is meticulously finished and set before being mounted on the ring in an asymmetrical design. The original and audacious setting is inspired by Piaget’s high jewellery creations and shows an exceptional level of detail that even includes a delicate “Rose ajourée” openwork decor that is secretly hidden on the back of each ring.

Piaget Rose Ring (reference G34UX200)

The tourmaline, also called indigolite or indicolite, is named after the colour indigo. Tourmalines usually come in a deep indigo blue but can also come in a shade of greenish/ blue which is intense and luminous in colour.

This vibrant greenish/blue brings an impressive depth to each gemstone. The indicolites selected by Piaget come in this greenish/ blue colour and are very joyful, a mood which is reflected in all of Piaget’s creations.

These greenish/blue tourmalines are rare and sought-after gemstones. It is extremely difficult to find blue/green tourmalines with such a perfect tone and saturation balance that are not too dark in colour.

The delicate rose-coloured tourmaline has been prized by jewellers for centuries. This exact shade of colour and size is also quite rare to find. Tourmalines are appreciated by jewellers for their hardness and tenacity that means they can stand the test of time. They have also become increasingly rare as the few known deposits are now almost exhausted, adding to the magic of the tourmaline.

The large pink and green tourmalines are cut into an oval shape, which is the best cut for coloured gemstones to allow the colour to be concentrated where the eye can see it and maximize brilliance and shine. All the stones are also cut in accordance with Piaget’s extremely high-quality standards.

The green tourmaline ring comes in rose gold with 154 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.69 cts), one oval green tourmaline (approx. 4.92 cts) and 8 pear-shaped green tourmalines (approx. 1.36 cts).

The pink tourmaline is set in a white gold ring with 154 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.69 cts), one oval pink tourmaline (approx. 4.94 cts) and 8 pear-shaped pink tourmalines (approx. 1.36 cts).

Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon Aventurine Limited Edition

Limited Edition of 38 pieces, this new Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon watch features an eye-catching aventurine glass dial and a 38mm diameter white gold case with a diamond-set bezel

Aventurine glass is a magical material that mirrors the starry night sky. The Altiplano Tourbillon Aventurine dial features an ultra-thin flying tourbillon carriage in an off-centered window at 2 o’clock. The tourbillon cage forms an infinity symbol (figure of 8) along with the offset dial positioned at 8 o’clock.

Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon Aventurine Limited Edition

In 2017, Piaget celebrated the 60th anniversary of its ultra-thin movement with the unveiling of the ultra-thin Altiplano Flying Tourbillon, putting the movement at the service of the design.

This manufacture manual-winding movement featured the time at eight o’clock and the tourbillon at two o’clock. It is comprised of 157 ultra-thin and ultra-light components, such as a carriage measuring a mere 2.88mm, and three titanium bridges weighing no more than 0.2g.

Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon Aventurine Limited Edition

This watch comes in a 38mm white gold case with baguette-cut diamonds on the bezel, a first for an Altiplano Tourbillon of this size. The lugs and the crown are set with 13 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.19 ct) while the bezel is adorned with 48 baguette- cut diamonds (approx. 2.06 cts).

This Altiplano timepiece houses the Piaget Manufacture 670P Tourbillon calibre. Its sapphire case back provides a stunning view of this ultra-thin movement.

Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon Aventurine Limited Edition

The Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon also holds a patent for its stem mechanism, featuring an intermediate wheel that looks like a staircase and enables the user to set the time of the off-centered dial — another first in the watch industry.

The watch is paired with a dark blue alligator strap with an 18K white gold clasp adorned with 24 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.06 ct).

Technical details

Model: Altiplano Tourbillon Aventurine
Reference: G0A46035

Case
Material: 18K white gold
Diameter: 38 mm
Thickness: 7.35mm
Lugs and crown set with 13 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx.0.19ct)
Bezel set with 48 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 2.06 cts)
Sapphire case back

Movement
Piaget manufacture ultra-thin hand-wound mechanical Tourbillon movement (670P)
Power reserve: 48 hours

Dial
Aventurine glass dial with white gold coloured index

Functions
Off-centered hours and minutes at 8 o’ clock, flying tourbillon at 2 o’ clock, seconds indicated by the tourbillon carriage at 2 o’ clock

Strap
Shiny dark blue alligator strap with 18K white gold folding clasp, set with 24 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx.0.06ct)

Edition
Limited edition of 38 pieces

ZENITH DEFY Extreme Desert Limited Edition

Zenith offers the first special edition of its most rugged chronograph to date, the DEFY Extreme Desert.

For this first special edition of the rugged DEFY Extreme, Zenith has stepped out onto uncharted territories, resulting in a piece that’s as much precision watchmaking as it is a wearable piece of art.

ZENITH DEFY Extreme Desert Limited Edition

Inspired by the wild and barren desert landscapes, the DEFY Extreme Desert represents a more artistic reimagining of the monolithic 1/100th of a second chronograph, and the first in a developing series of DEFY EXTREME models inspired by extreme environments.

ZENITH DEFY Extreme Desert Limited Edition

Crafted in a titanium case, the Defy Extreme Desert evokes the endless sandy horizon in a singular and unprecedented manner.

The component that protects the pushers as well as the dodecagonal bezel are crafted from falcon’s eye, a blue-grey opaque macro-crystalline quartz gemstone that’s named after the bird-of-prey that has accompanied desert nomads for centuries, soaring high above the horizon and symbolizing determination and endurance. When polished, the stone evokes a mirage of an oasis in the scorching desert heat.

ZENITH DEFY Extreme Desert Limited Edition

The hand-working of such an exotic gemstone into an integral part of the complex case’s structure is something that has never been attempted before in any watch. And as each stone is different and exhibits slightly different colours and fibrous structures, each of the 50 DEFY Extreme Desert watches is essentially a unique piece.

ZENITH DEFY Extreme Desert Limited Edition

The open dial of the DEFY Extreme Desert reveals the inner workings of the El Primero 21 movement beneath, topped by a tinted sapphire crystal for the counters and power reserve indicator in a warm beige-brown hue, complemented by beige luminescent markers and hands as well as applied chronograph counters in a matching tone.

ZENITH DEFY Extreme Desert Limited Edition

Completing the look of this conceptual piece are the supplied durable black Velcro strap and beige rubber strap, which can be easily swapped with the titanium bracelet using the quick strap-change mechanism on the back of the case.

ZENITH DEFY Extreme Desert Limited Edition

The DEFY Extreme Desert is available now at all Zenith boutiques around the world as well its online shop.

Technical details

Model: Defy Extreme Desert Edition
Reference: 95.9200.9004/77.I204

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

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
1/100th of a second Chronograph: Central chronograph hand that makes one turn each second, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 60-second counter at 6 o’clock
Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock

Case
Material: Brushed titanium & falcon’s eye gemstone
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 15.40 mm
Screwed-in crown
Water resistance: 20 ATM

Dial
Tinted sapphire with three beige-coloured counters
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Superluminova
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Superluminova

Bracelet
Titanium triple folding clasp and microblasted titanium bracelet
New Interchangeable strap system
Also comes with a beige rubber strap and a black Velcro® strap

Certification
Certified Chronometer

Edition
Limited edition of 50 pieces

Price
21,900 CHF

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

BOVET 1822 presents Battista Tourbillon in collaboration with Automobili Pininfarina to celebrate the launch of the world’s first pure electric hyper GT.

Created alongside Battista hyper GT, this beautifully-designed and sophisticated timepiece reflects design excellence and craftsmanship of BOVET 1822 and Automobili Pininfarina.

Battista hyper GT is the first automobile designed and completely assembled in Cambiano. And, Battista Tourbillon is the first timepiece born from the partnership between the two iconic houses.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon watch

The Automobili Pininfarina and BOVET design teams worked hand-in-hand in the creation of the Battista Tourbillon. With a focus on lightness and purity, the timepiece extends Battista’s design philosophy and brings it to another dimension.

Detailing inspired by Battista’s most characteristic design features can be found in every part of the timepiece, including the movement’s mechanical components. The exquisite craftsmanship of BOVET made it possible to design remarkable details that only the most skilled artisans can manufacture by hand.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

Box sapphire crystals on both sides ensure that the inner beauty of this mechanical masterpiece can be enjoyed and admired, opening up the view of the movement visible from all sides.

In addition, the sapphire crystals are shaped at 12 and 6 o’clock to integrate the specially designed Vegan rubber straps. The process of manufacturing a timepiece at this level of complexity and quality is based around the highly skilled artisans from the house of BOVET.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

The Battista Tourbillon features exquisite detailing inspired by the design language and features of the hyper-GT itself. Every element of the timepiece’s design has been crafted to reflect Automobili Pininfarina’s PURA design philosophy, which uses elegant simplicity and lightness as its starting point.

Combining many areas of expertise from both sides, the timepiece incorporates fresh and groundbreaking ideas within a classically-oriented watchmaking structure coupled with extraordinary finishing.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

Inspiration for this came from Battista’s most recognizable features, like the exterior curves and design details. The Automobili Pininfarina and BOVET design teams took these shapes and created watch hands, bridges, dials, and other structures that connect the design of Battista to that of the timepiece.

The design features more fluid, Pininfarina-style shapes compared to traditional timepieces. As an example, the flying bridge above the two main dials of the timepiece has a subtle three-dimensionality that is unique and reflects the curves of the Battista.

Throughout the entire timepiece, references to Battista can be found. Subtle background characteristics such as the Triangolo pattern on the dials or the top of the Battista, reimagined in miniature and viewed through the sapphire crystal exhibition case back, marry the timepiece and the hypercar.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

The timepiece features the Automobili Pininfarina and BOVET collaborative flags on the power-reserve dial, a signature Pininfarina detail that celebrates both companies’ heritage and future.

One of Battista’s most recognizable features, the E-Heart represents Automobili Pininfarina’s spirit for constant innovation. It is the physical element that, besides being functional, acts as an icon on Battista and all the following automobiles.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon case back

Where in Battista the E-Heart indicates the state of charging, in the Battista Tourbillon the E Heart-shaped aperture of the Big Date on the front, and on the back showing BOVET’s patented differential winding mechanism; the mechanism that makes rewinding the timepiece for a full 10 day of power reserve easier and quicker.

The Battista Tourbillon truly represents the pinnacle of haute horlogerie. From the exquisite details and finishing of each and every component to the utmost complexity of the movement, the timepiece is a showcase of high watchmaking at its finest. Each element, whether functional or decorative, is designed to represent the shared values of Automobili Pininfarina and BOVET.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon case back

The construction of the Battista Tourbillon results in a highly three-dimensional appearance, with each part of the movement and its complications clearly visible both from the face of the timepiece as well as through the exhibition case back and the exposed sides. The 45.6-millimeter case consists of two large sapphire crystals, enhancing the lightness and purity of the design.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon case back

The two-tone blue dials on the face of the timepiece, for the first time in the almost 200-year history of BOVET, are asymmetrical, featuring Battista’s Triangolo pattern and shaded from light to dark blue, while together forming the shape of the number “90,” a reference to the Battista Anniversario and Pininfarina’s 90-year heritage.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

On the power-reserve dial on the left, the famous Pininfarina collaborative flags icon can be found, with the “F” for Pininfarina on the left and the Lotus Flower for BOVET on the right.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

Further references to Battista’s design can be found throughout the face of the timepiece. Above the two main dials, the flying bridge resembles Battista’s curves, and the “V” in BOVET, while the tourbillon cage is inspired by its Impulso wheels of the Battista with their center-lock technology. The hands of the timepiece and the hour-indication ring are a reference to the curves of Battista’s exterior.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

Through the exhibition case back, the main structure of the movement can be admired, which is an abstract representation of Battista’s curves that wrap around the teardrop shaped Goccia roof like a clamshell. The two-tone coloring of the bridges supports this reference to Battista.

The fine detailing in Iconica Blu is combined with traditional finishing such as Côtes de Genève, angling, and polishing. In addition, Super-LumiNova has been generously applied to all the hands, including the seconds indication structure on the top of the tourbillon cage, the ring underneath the tourbillon, as well as the hand of the power reserve, the indices, and even the Big Date display.

Finally, the signature of Battista “Pinin” Farina, the legendary designer who started it all, graces the dial above the date display.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

The Battista Tourbillon features a brand-new movement using Bovet’s patented double face tourbillon, running at 18,000 vibrations per hour, with an incredible 10-day power reserve with just a single barrel. This movement was created specifically for the Battista Tourbillon, following the design input from Automobili Pininfarina.

Developing this new movement, placing the hour and minute hands in the center, adding a grand date, and redesigning the tourbillon cage was done entirely in-house by BOVET, working closely with the APF design team.

The patented two-sided flying tourbillon is attached at the center of its axis, and the weight distribution of the escapement and balance-spring drastically reduces the lever-arm effect and friction, another example of the high precision and complexity of this movement.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

The miniaturization of the winding mechanism resulted in a second patent — a mechanical watch with 10-days of power reserve would typically require twice as many turns of the crown to wind; however, the exclusive winding system in the Battista Tourbillon and its spherical differential halves this number.

The hair spring and the regulating organ of this new tourbillon movement are manufactured in-house – BOVET 1822 is one of only a handful of companies in the world that can produce its own hair springs and escapements.

Both houses emphasize the importance of hand craftsmanship in their products. At BOVET 1822, in combination with the most modern manufacturing methods, an artisan hand-finishes every component throughout the production process, whether it is polishing, angling, teethcutting, hardening, engraving, or decorating. And, at the end of the process, each and every timepiece is assembled, by hand, by master watchmakers.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

Likewise, each Battista hyper GT is meticulously hand-finished at Automobili Pininfarina’s bespoke facility in Cambiano, Italy, with every element of the car the driver and passenger interacts with impeccably detailed by a team of experienced and passionate artisans. Every client specifying a Battista is invited into the Automobili Pininfarina family to work with the design and engineering teams to create their personal, perfect Battista.

Although its case measures 45.6mm diameter, the Battista Tourbillon is surprisingly light weight. The configuration of the re-designed BOVET bow at the 12 0’clock positions makes it possible for the timepiece to fit just about any size of wrist.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

And, thanks to the skeletonized structures of the movement itself and the sapphire crystals on both sides, the Battista is thin and extremely comfortable. The flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock, in perpetual motion thanks to its astounding 10- day power reserve, is mesmerizing and a key point of focus when checking the time. The big date on the right-hand dial keeps you on schedule, and it is easily set thanks to a corrector on the side of the case.

The Battista pure-electric hyper GT also combines the sustainable luxury concepts envisaged by both firms.

In the Battista hyper GT, new methodologies have been introduced for tanning seat leather with olive leaves, recycling materials throughout the production process, and creating innovative new materials by combining off-cuts of leather and wood.

Mechanical timepieces are by their very nature sustainable. In addition, the BOVET 1822 manufacturing processes have been reconfigured to capture and recycle any and all waste, including metal, oils, treatments, and other materials.

With the Battista Tourbillon, the decision was to not use alligator leather straps, but instead a new two-tone rubber strap was designed and produced that is 100% Vegan.

About Automobili Pininfarina

Automobili Pininfarina is based in operational headquarters in Munich, Germany, with a team of experienced automotive executives from luxury and premium car brands. Designed, engineered and produced by hand in Italy, the Battista hyper GT and all future models will be sold and serviced in all major global markets under the brand name Pininfarina. The new company aims to be the most sustainable luxury car brand in the world.

The company is a 100 per cent Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd investment and has been named Automobili Pininfarina following the signing of a trademark license agreement between Pininfarina S.p.A. and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. Pininfarina S.p.A. will take an influential role in supporting design and production capacities based on their unique 90-year experience of producing many of the world’s most iconic cars.

The Automobili Pininfarina Battista

The Battista is be the most powerful car ever designed and built in Italy and it will deliver a level of performance that is unachievable today in any road legal sports car featuring internal combustion engine technology. Faster than a current Formula 1 race car in its 0 -100 km/h sub-two second sprint, and with more than 1,900 hp and 2,300 Nm torque on tap, the Battista will combine extreme engineering and technology in a zero emissions package.

The Battista’s 120 kWh battery provides power to four electric motors – one at each wheel – with a simulated WLTP range of over 500 km (310 miles) on a single charge. No more than 150 Battistas will be individually hand-crafted at the Pininfarina SpA atelier in Cambiano, Italy.

Technical details

Model: BOVET Battista Tourbillon
Reference Number TPINBA.001/XX/001

Edition
Limited edition to 30 timepieces in Polished Titanium, 30 in Red Gold and 30 in Platinum

Case
Type: Pininfarina
Diameter: 45.60mm
Thickness: 11.95mm
Material: Grade 5 Titanium and sapphire crystal
Strap: Rubber bi-color
Buckle: Titanium pin buckle
Water resistance: 30m

Movement
Calibre 16BM01TVGD
Type: Hand wound mechanical Haute Horlogerie tourbillon movement
Diameter: 16 ½ ‘’’
Frequency: 18,000 v/h
Power reserve: 10 days, single barrel

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds on double-sides flying tourbillon, big date, power reserve indicator

Dial
Two asymmetrical blue dials forming 90 (for the Anniversary of Pininfarina), blued hour and minutes hands

Components
453 – including 400 components for the movement

Patents
Spherical winding
Three-dimensional toothing with multiple gearing
Double face tourbillon

Guarantee
5 years

Price
CHF 285’000.-

AVI-8 Watches: The Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph Limited Edition and the Flyboy Royal British Legion Chairman’s Meca-Quartz Limited Edition

After the success of the Royal British Legion release in May 2021, AVI-8 presents two new timepieces, the Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph Limited Edition and the Flyboy Royal British Legion Chairman’s Meca-Quartz Limited Edition. These wristwatches are produced to support and commemorate RBL in their centennial year.

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph
AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph

With an outstanding 1,000 units produced for each of the new models, every timepiece sold will help the RBL continue their vital work supporting those who serve and have served in the British Armed Forces and their families.

The two new timepieces have been inspired by the charity’s first Chairman, Sir Thomas Frederick Lister, and the first President, Field Marshall Earl Haig.

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Chairman’s Meca Quartz
AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Chairman’s Meca Quartz

The Royal British Legion was formed by Lister and Haig in the aftermath of the First World War to fight for the rights of those who had given so much and come back to so little. Today, the charity continues to stand with the Armed Forces community and challenge injustices to ensure all those who have served and sacrificed on our behalf get the fair treatment and recognition they deserve. Every timepiece is presented with an exclusive RBL 2021 dated poppy lapel pin.

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph

Offering legibility and a balanced aesthetic, the Founder’s Limited Edition is a true bicompax chronograph fused with vintage elements, such as cathedral style hands and a telemeter on the chapter ring. Completing the dial is a striking red poppy on the chronograph seconds hand as a symbol of Remembrance.

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph

At 40mm in diameter, the case is perfectly sized and proportioned. An “onion” style crown draws from trench watches in the early 20th century and became a quintessential feature later used in the first pilot watches. Topping the crown is a beautiful red two petal poppy encased in epoxy.

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph

The Founder’s edition features a dependable Japanese meca-quartz chronograph movement that blends the best of both worlds – quartz accuracy and the crisp hand feel of a mechanical movement. A vintage inspired supple hand-stitched genuine leather strap ensures a comfortable and snug fit.

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph

£15 from the sale of this product will be paid to Royal British Legion Trading Limited (Company no. 4783730 registered in England and Wales) which gives its taxable profits to The Royal British Legion (Charity no. 219279).

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph

Priced at £225 GBP / $285 USD, the Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph Limited Edition is available to purchase from October 22, 2021.

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Chairman’s Meca Quartz

Blending modern and classical details, the Chairman’s Limited Edition’s vintage aviation inspired dial features syringe-style hands and bold applied Arabic hour indexes with Swiss lume on a textured ma e canvas. The Royal British Legion’s iconic two petal poppy symbol is stamped at the 6 o’clock position as a mark of Remembrance.

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Chairman’s Meca Quartz

Comfortably sized at 40mm, the brushed and polished case features a unidirectional bezel and an elegant double domed hardened mineral glass with anti-reflective coating. An “onion” style crown drawn from trench watches in the early 20th century is expertly completed by a red poppy encased in epoxy.

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Chairman’s Meca Quartz

Powering the Chairman’s edition is a reliable Japanese meca-quartz movement featuring a charming, smooth, sweeping seconds hand typically found in premium modern mechanical movements.

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Chairman’s Meca Quartz

A vintage inspired supple hand-stitched genuine leather strap ensures a comfortable and snug fit. £10 from the sale of this product will be paid to Royal British Legion Trading Limited (Company no. 4783730 registered in England and Wales) which gives its taxable profits to The Royal British Legion (Charity no. 219279).

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Chairman’s Meca Quartz

Priced at £125 GBP / $150 USD, the Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph Limited Edition is available to purchase from October 22, 2021.

Please visit AVI-8 Watches online store for more details.

Technical details

Model: AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph Limited Edition / AV-4092-RBL

References
AV-4092-02: Royal Blue
AV-4092-01: Heritage Brown

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 40.0 mm
Thickness: 12.0 mm
Mineral lens with anti-reflective coating
Epoxy filled onion shaped crown with two petal poppy symbol
Fixed case bezel
Caseback: Stainless steel with engraved RBL logo
Water resistance: 5 ATM

Dial
Multi-layered dial
Swiss luminous applied indexes
Swiss luminous hands

Movement
TMI – VK64 Meca-quartz chronograph movement with date

Functions
Date
Center 1/5 chronograph second hand
Chronograph minute hand
24 hour hand

Strap
Genuine leather strap
Width: 20.0 mm
Buckle: Tang buckle

Warranty
2 Years

Recommended retail price
USD 285 /GBP 225 /EUR 265

Model: AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Chairman’s Meca Quartz Limited Edition

Models
AV-4096¬02: Vintage Black
AV-4096¬01 Vintage Brown

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 40.0 mm
Thickness: 12.5 mm
Double domed mineral lens with anti-reflective coating
Epoxy filled onion shaped crown with two petal poppy symbol
Unidirectional case bezel
Caseback: Stainless steel with engraved RBL logo
Water resistance: 5 ATM

Movement
Calibre TMI – VH31
Sweep second hand Meca-quartz with 3 hands

Strap
Genuine leather strap
Width: 20.0 mm
Buckle: Tang buckle

Dial
Multi-layered dial
Swiss luminous applied indexes
Swiss luminous hands

Warranty
2 Years

Recommended retail price
USD 150 / GBP 125 /EUR 145

Please visit AVI-8 Watches online store for more details.

Cyrus Genève “Klepcys Vertical Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire” Limited Edition

To mark its 10th anniversary, Swiss luxury watch brand CYRUS Genève presents a special edition timepiece from its KLEPCYS collection.

Founded in 2010, CYRUS Genève turned 10 in 2020. To celebrate this important milestone, the Swiss Manufacture has created the KLEPCYS VERTICAL SKELETON TOURBILLON SAPPHIRE watch in a limited series of 10 pieces.

Cyrus Genève “Klepcys Vertical Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire” 10th Limited Edition

Designed by master-watchmaker Jean-François Mojon, the first edition of the Klepcys Vertical Tourbillon was released in 2018. It features an innovative manual winding movement with a vertical tourbillon cage. Placed in the middle of the dial for the first time, the tourbillon cage is set on a vertical axis at a 90° angle.

Cyrus Genève “Klepcys Vertical Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire” 10th Limited Edition

The unique 3-D open-worked dial further enhances the magnificence of this astonishing mechanism. The transparent sapphire crystal case of the anniversary edition allows a complete view of the movement from all angles.

Composed of a total of 29 parts (the sapphire crystal components are the case body with lugs, the bezel, the case back ring and the two sapphire glasses on the dial and on the back side) the style of the 44 mm case, excluding the functional 18k 4N rose gold twin-crowns, has been redesigned to hide a maximum of fasteners, screws and steel elements. Some recessed edges have been slightly rounded to make machining and polishing possible without compromising on design and the strong character of this watch.

Cyrus Genève “Klepcys Vertical Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire” 10th Limited Edition

The transparency of the case contributes to highlight the18K 4N gold arch, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s self-supporting bridge, which symmetrically divides the hours and minutes indications. Due to this lay-out, the KLEPCYS VERTICAL SKELETON TOURBILLON SAPPHIRE shows the jumping retrograde hours on a left black micro-beaded arch with luminescent Arabic numerals while the sweeping retrograde minutes are read off on the right arch. Hour and minute hands are also covered with Super-LumiNova for better legibility in dark light conditions.

Cyrus Genève “Klepcys Vertical Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire” 10th Limited Edition

The seconds are visible on the tourbillon cage thanks to small numbered plates on a 5- second interval scale. Between the two arches of the tourbillon bridge, a black DLC microbillé sphere with a 5mm diameter, set at 12 o’clock, catches the eye. It displays the days of the power reserve (1-4). To achieve a balanced effect, the CYRUS logo is set at 6 o’clock.

Cyrus Genève Klepcys Vertical Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire 10th Limited Edition

This original 3D structure is protected by a tailor-made sapphire crystal glass which is domed and anti-reflective, with a thickness of 1.2 mm.

Thanks to its transparent nature and exclusive open-worked dial, all the features of the in-house manufacture hand-wound movement, calibre CYR625, beating at 21.600 vph and offering over 100-hour power reserve, can be admired in full.

Cyrus Genève “Klepcys Vertical Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire” 10th Limited Edition

This extra-ordinary mechanical movement can also be seen from the case back. This reveals the masterful finish executed by the highly skilled master artisans at CYRUS Genève. The grey-colored bridges, thanks to the NAC galvanic treatment, are decorated with embossed sunray pattern and have a micro-beaded satin finish that contrasts with the polished finish of the edges.

The two parallel barrels have black lacquered ratchet-wheels adorned with CYRUS’s signature propeller-like logo. The sapphire crystal ring which secures the case back with customized screws, is engraved with the inscription “10 years CYRUS – Est. 2010”.

Cyrus Genève “Klepcys Vertical Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire” 10th Limited Edition

This new timepiece is completed with a white rubber strap featuring a new embossed prism pattern and is fitted with a 18K 4N gold folding buckle embellished with the CYRUS logo.

Technical details

Model: Klepcys Vertical Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire
Ref. 539.506.ZG.A

Edition
Limited edition of 10 pieces

Movement
In-house manufactured hand-winding movement, calibre CYR625
Dimensions: 36.4 mm Ø x 14.4 mm thickness
Number of parts of the complete movement: 344
Number of jewels: 51
Frequency: 3 Hz
Vibrations per hour: 21,600
Power reserve: more than 100 hours
Two parallel barrels with black lacquered ratchet-wheels with the Cyrus logo
Swiss pallet fork escapement
Variable-inertia balance wheel
Bridges: decoration with slightly curved sunray pattern alternating polished and an opaque, sandblasted effect
Grey NAC galvanic treatment on the surfaces
Bridge screws with mirror-polished heads

Tourbillon cage
Material: steel
Number of parts of the tourbillon cage: 52
Weight of the cage: 0.706 g.
Central tourbillon on vertical axis at a 90° angle
Complete rotation in 1 minute

Functions
Jumping retrograde hours on the left side of the dial
Sweeping retrograde minutes on the right side of the dial
Seconds on the tourbillon cage with blocks graduated at 5 second intervals, and 60 seconds highlighted in red
Power reserve displayed through a sphere set at 12 o’clock (1-4 days)

Case
Cushion-shaped sapphire crystal case composed of a total of 29 parts
Diameter: 44 mm excluding the crowns
Thickness: 19.9 mm
Crown at 3 o’clock: in position 1, it winds the movement; in position, 2 it adjusts the time
Crown at 9 o’clock: hour increment by pressing the pusher
Decoration of crowns in 18K 4n rose gold: engraved Cyrus logo –white caoutchouc rubber ring decorated with small embossed squares
Sapphire crystal on dial: anti-reflective treatment on both sides, domed and tailor-made, thickness of 1.2 mm
Case back: transparent, with anti-reflective sapphire crystal on one side, fastened with screws customised with the Cyrus logo, engraved with the inscription “10 years CYRUS – Est. 2010”
Water resistant to 3 ATM (30 m. – 100 ft

Dial
Open-worked dial with different decorations of the components such as:
Two parallel barrels (between 12 and 9 and between minutes 00 and 25): rhodium plated with engraved triangle motif
Wheels: rhodium plated and decorated with a cerclage effect
Bridges (between 9 and 5 and between 20 and 40 minutes): microbeaded finish in NAC galvanic black
Mirror-polished cams
Central Tourbillon Bridge comprising two brass arches in18K 4N gold with microbeaded finish, bevelled and polished edges
Sweeping retrograde minute arch to the right with microbeaded finish, white Arabic numerals and indices, trimmed with a golden edge
Retrograde hour arch to the left, white Arabic numerals and indices, trimmed with a golden edge
Hour/minute hands: exclusive Cyrus design, open-worked, 4N gold plated, luminescent tips
5 mm sphere indicating the power reserve (1-4 days in white numerals), black DLC “microbeaded finish

Strap
White rubber strap with new embossed prism pattern
18K 4N gold folding buckle customised with the CYRUS logo

Grand Seiko Elegance Spring Drive “Shizuri-yuki” SBGY008 Limited Edition

This new Spring Drive watch from the Elegance collection takes inspiration from the winter scenery of Shinshu region, the home to the Shinshu Watch Studio where all Grand Seiko Spring Drive watches are created.

Shizuri-yuki is a Japanese term used to describe a winter season view when snow spills down from the branches of trees, creating a shimmering cascade of light. With its 18k rose gold case graced by lines of diamonds and with the glide motion seconds hand that moves silently and continuously across the white textured dial, this new Grand Seiko Elegance Spring Drive model evokes the gentle winter landscape of Shinshu and the transient beauty of Shizuri-yuki.

Grand Seiko Elegance Spring Drive “Shizuri-yuki” SBGY008 Limited Edition
Image Credit: Grand Seiko

The 18k rose gold case carries a total of 53 diamonds delicately set by hand by the highly skilled craftsmen and women in the Shinshu Watch Studio. The diamonds are arranged so that they gradually decrease in size from the center of the case to the lug ends, creating a beautiful, flowing effect. Furthermore, the surfaces of the diamonds are perfectly aligned so as to create a quiet sparkle that exemplifies the high level of craftsmanship for which Grand Seiko is renowned.

Grand Seiko Elegance Spring Drive “Shizuri-yuki” SBGY008 Limited Edition
Image Credit: Grand Seiko

The patterned dial evokes the bright and fresh snow of winter in Shinshu, and combined with the smooth sweeping movement of the seconds hand unique to Spring Drive, the dial captures the tranquil and seamless passage of time.

The see-through sapphire crystal case back reveals the beauty of the manual-winding Caliber 9R31 Spring Drive movement. The timepiece offers a remarkable blend of slimness, power and precision. The watch is only 10.2mm in depth, the power reserve is 72 hours and its accuracy is ±1 second per day.

Grand Seiko Elegance Spring Drive “Shizuri-yuki” SBGY008 Limited Edition
Image Credit: Grand Seiko

The new Grand Seiko Elegance Spring Drive watch is presented on a brown leather strap with carefully crafted stitches on the sides made by a skilled craftsman and comes with an additional satin gold colored leather strap. It will be available as a limited edition of 60 at the Grand Seiko Boutiques and selected Grand Seiko retailers worldwide in January 2022.

Technical details

Model: Grand Seiko Elegance Spring Drive
Reference: SBGY008

Movement
Spring Drive Caliber 9R31
Driving system: manual-winding
Power reserve: 72 hours
Accuracy: ± 1 second per day (± 15 seconds per month)
Dual-Spring Barrel
Power reserve indicator
Number of jewels: 30

Exterior
18k rose-gold case and clasp
53 diamonds (0.38 carat)
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
See-through screw case back
Water resistance: 3 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 38.5mm, Thickness: 10.2mm
Crocodile strap with three-fold clasp with push button release
Additional satin gold colored leather strap

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €38,000

Edition
Limited edition of 60 pieces

KROSS STUDIO TIE Advanced x1 Watch Winder

Last spring, Switzerland based Kross Studio introduced the Ultimate Collector’s Set dedicated to the Death Star ™, notably including an innovative central tourbillon watch and an authentic Kyber Crystal ™ prop shard featured in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ™.

Both timepiece and film prop piece were delivered in a 1.2-meter-long immersive and functional art piece styled as an Imperial kyber crystal container. Now, Kross Studio, in collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd., reveals the next chapter in a Star Wars inspired watch winder.

Inspired by Darth Vader’s commanding presence, Kross Studio has now created the new TIE Advanced x1- themed watch winding sculpture, released in a limited series.

KROSS STUDIO TIE Advanced x1 Watch Winder
Kross Studio TIE Adavanced X1 Watch Winder with Patek Philippe 5712, Photo Credit: Kross Studio

The studio sets its watch winder apart as a fully operational art object, integrating its winding engine into a solid aluminum sculpture which is directly inspired by the TIE Advanced x1 starfighter, piloted by Lord Darth Vader himself in the film Star Wars: A New Hope™.

The TIE Advanced x1- themed Watch Winder is made of solid black anodized aluminum, fully machined, hand-finished and assembled in-house, attesting to Kross Studio’s superior engineering and manufacturing skills. The sculpture measures 20cm long, 28cm wide, and 17cm high, and weighs a total of 4kg.

Fittingly, the Star Wars-inspired watch winder harnesses the force of its powerful movement to maintain the mechanism of any automatic mechanical watch placed within the winding capsule. In a clever innovation, the Kross Studio TIE Advanced x1-inspired watch winder and sculpture comes equipped with an infrared sensor that detects the presence of a watch, and thereby activates the winder. The battery life lasts over two years, and when no watch is present, the device remains in standby mode to conserve power.

KROSS STUDIO TIE Advanced x1 Watch Winder
Kross Studio TIE Adavanced X1 Watch Winder with Rolex Daytona, Photo Credit: Kross Studio

Kross Studio designed the TIE Advanced x1 art object and watch winder to impress and perform to the highest standard. Its Bluetooth interface offers the owner access to all its parameters available via a dedicated smartphone application, Kross Watch Winder, available on the App Store and Google Play.

In this way, the user can define optimal settings for their automatic watch model, fine-tuning the direction of rotation, rotation time, and load control. The watch winder also comes with a Galactic Empire designed key to replace the batteries.

The Kross Studio TIE Advanced x1- themed watch winding sculptures ($2,500 USD each) are available to purchase on kross-studio.com and at select authorized Kross Studio retailers, for a limited time only.

Technical details

Model Name: TIE Advanced x1 Watch Winder
Reference: SWTAW21

Construction
Parts: 19
Material: Black anodized aluminium

Dimensions
Length: 200 mm (7.9 inches)
Width: 275 mm (10.8 inches)
Height: 173 mm (6.8 inches)
Weight: 4 kg (8.8 pounds)

Rotary winder
Power : 4 Lithium/Alkaline AA 1.5 (LR6) batteries (not included)
Rotation speed: 13.6 turns/minute
Configuration: Pre-configured

International warranty
2 years + 3 years warranty extension upon registration of the product on the brand’s website

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Sjöö Sandström Royal Steel Classic Annual Edition 2021

Every year, Stockholm based watch brand Sjöö Sandström presents a unique and limited edition of its iconic Royal Steel Classic timepiece.

This exclusive edition, available in only 86 pieces, celebrates the Swedish watch brand’s legacy as well as the irresistible passage of time. Just as the number of pieces available stem from its beginnings in 1986, so does the design of the Royal Steel Classic Annual Edition – spiked with a contemporary touch. The new edition also pays tribute to Pippi Långstrump, the fictional character created by eminent Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.

Sjöö Sandström Royal Steel Classic Annual Edition 2021

This year’s version of the Royal Steel Classic Annual Edition comes with a stunning dial that features a subtle interpretation of Pippi’s iconic braids, a unique tactile pattern that comes alive through light and shades and that provides depth and detail for a profound experience.

Sjöö Sandström Royal Steel Classic Annual Edition 2021

In addition, the second hand and the year 2021 boast an orange color that reflects her vibrant personality. Furthermore, the back of the case features an engraved Pippi illustration by original Pippi Långstrump illustrator Ingrid Vang Nyman.

Sjöö Sandström Royal Steel Classic Annual Edition 2021

The Sjöö Sandström Royal Steel Classic Annual Edition 21 comes in three sizes – 32, 36 and 41 – for an optimal fit for both ladies and gents and is available in a total of only 86 pieces.

Sjöö Sandström Royal Steel Classic Annual Edition 2021

The limited-edition timepiece is presented in an exclusive box featuring classic Pippi Långstrump illustrations.

Technical details

Case
Stainless steel
Diameter: Ø32, Ø36 or Ø41 mm
Case-Back: Unique “annual 2021” closed case-back
Glass: Scratch resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Bezel: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 10ATM (100 meters)

Dial
Pippi inspired pattern
White Super LumiNova index marks
Hands with Super LumiNova

Movement
Ø32mm version: Electronic movement SS L1
Ø36mm & Ø41mm versions: SS G7 Automatic movement (Swiss Made)

Bracelet
Ø32mm & Ø36mm models: Stainless steel bracelet with an engraved logotype on end piece
Ø41mm model: Stainless steel bracelet

Recommended retail price
Ø32mm version: 17,800 SEK
Ø36mm version: 25,800 SEK
Ø41mm version: 25,800 SEK

Marloe Coniston Centenary Limited Edition

The Marloe Watch Company has partnered with the Campbell Family Heritage Trust to create a limited edition watch to celebrate the centenary of Donald Campbell’s birthday.

This 100 piece edition marks the 100th year from the day Donald Campbell was brought into this world, and with this unique conduit of memory we celebrate the inimitable speed master.

Marloe Coniston Centenary Limited Edition

Donald Campbell was a pioneering spirit with a passion for speed throughout his life, from tinkering with his father’s old race cars, to his futuristic Bluebird CN7 that set the world land speed record at Lake Eyre in Australia in 1964.

His passion has been reflected in the new Centenary Edition watch by Marloe – with his iconic Bluebird logo taking centre stage on the dial, which is surrounded by a moat of lume which glows blue – Donald’s lucky colour.

Its exhibition caseback with Donald’s signature displays the Miyota 8N33 hand winding movement that beats at 21,600bph.

This watch is a true celebration of Donald – heavenly in its presentation – classic, clean and uncomplicated. The Marloe logo, printed in clear varnish, takes a back seat to focus the attention on the bluebird which pays tribute to the Campbell legacy – whilst the gold detailing celebrates Donald’s achievements. The watch comes in a polished bespoke case with a sapphire domed crystal with anti-reflective coating. The watch is paired with an ‘of-the-era’ vintage rally sports strap.

The Coniston Centenary Edition watch is priced at £399. It is available to pre-order from 15th October 2021 and shipping from 25th October. This hand-wound Marloe timepiece is limited to 100 pieces.

Technical details

Movement
Miyota 8N33 manual mechanical movement
21,600bph
17 jewels
Manual winding
40+ hour power reserve
-15 ~ + 25 sec/day
Japanese Made

Functions
Hours, minutes, sweep second, shock resistance

Case
40mm diameter, 10.5mm depth
20mm lugs
Polished bespoke case
Sapphire domed crystal with anti-reflective coating
Exhibition case-back featuring Donald’s signature
Weight: 53.4g (without strap)
Water resistance: 10ATM

Dial
Two-piece dial
Polished lume-filled aero hands
Blue luminous treatment

BOTTA UNO 35 Edition

In 1986, designer Klaus Botta introduced UNO, the first modern wristwatch to display the time with just one hand. Now, after 35 years later, BOTTA presents the UNO 35 Edition watch that celebrates the iconic UNO dial and stages it in an emphatically clear case. With its red color accents, the 35 Edition is reminiscent of a tachometer.

BOTTA UNO 35 Edition
The striking red hour hand of the BOTTA UNO 35 Edition watch shows the current time on the finely divided scale. Other red accents, such as the red decorative stitching on the saddle leather strap (optional extra) and the printed rotor of the automatic watch in anniversary design, give the UNO 35 a particularly sporty touch.

BOTTA UNO 35 Edition

The concept of the UNO has remained unchanged for 35 years, but the detailed design, materials and technology have been continuously upgraded over time. Equipped with high-quality Swiss Made movements of the ETA (automatic) and Ronda (quartz) brands, UNO is a durable wrist watch.

The case also meets the highest quality standards. It is made of high-strength 316L stainless steel (automatic) or BOTTA’s own Tri-Titanium and is black PVD coated. The upper sapphire crystal is double-domed and features anti-reflective coating on both sides.

BOTTA UNO 35 Edition

The UNO 35 Edition is available as a quartz watch with a diameter of 40 mm and as an automatic watch with a diameter of 44 mm, each in the colors white and black. The automatic watch is strictly limited to 35 pieces per color.

Technical details

Model: BOTTA UNO 35 Edition Automatic

Case
Material: stainless steel, PVD coated
Diameter: 44 mm
Height: 8.8 mm
Double domed sapphire crystal with double scratch resistant anti-reflection coating
Water resistance: 5 ATM

Movement
Automatic, ETA 2824-2 Swiss Made, individually adjusted by hand

Functions
One-hand watch with date

Straps
Vegetable tanned leather wrist strap
Rubber strap
Steel link bracelet
Milanese strap
Saddle leather strap

Louis Moinet HEAT

Representing the perfect union of man and nature, the conquest of fire (around 500,000 BC) was a major milestone in the history of human beings. Louis Moinet presents HEAT, an 18-carat rose gold tourbillon watch as a tribute to the conquest of fire.

Louis Moinet HEAT

Its dial boasts a skull engraving of an Australopithecus, one of the first species of humankind, dating back more than four million years. Made of rose-cut rubies, the glowing red eyes of the skull overlooks an engraving decorated with miniature paintings that symbolise the first flames mastered by man. The base is made of a natural stone, red pietersite, which also embodies the dancing of incandescent flames.Louis Moinet HEAT

The Louis Moinet HEAT watch houses the LM Calibre 35, an award-winning high precision manual-winding tourbillon movement with a power reserve of 72 hours.

Technical details

Dial
Hand-engraved Australopithecus skull
Rose-cut ruby eyes (24 facets) (0.39 carats)
Hand-engraved flames, enhanced with miniature painting
Engraved surround, set with 2 kite-cut diamonds (0.11 carats) and 18 cabochon-cut diamonds (0.02 carats)

Case
18-carat rose gold
Four flame-engraved lugs adorned with blue sapphires
Hand-engraved bezel, complementing the fire theme

Movement
LM Calibre 35
60-second tourbillon movement, awarded the Gold Medal at the last International Chronometry Competition)

Presentation box
Genuine natural stone presentation box
The interior is decorated with a hand axe, a carved stone tool characteristic of prehistoric times.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracàn “Frosty White” Automatic Limited Edition

Limited to just 88 pieces, the new Excalibur Spider Huracán is the latest creation to emerge from Roger Dubuis x Lamborghini Squadra Corse, a partnership defined by radical performance and razor-sharp aesthetics. Made of Ceramic Composite Fibre (CCF), this racing car inspired type has a striking frosty white case.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracàn “Frosty White” Automatic Limited Edition

Equipped with an automatic RD630 calibre, the 45-mm diameter Excalibur Spider Huracán channels the same exhilarating blend of performance and lightness as its motoring namesake.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracàn “Frosty White” Automatic Limited Edition

Taking strong visual cues from which the Lamborghini Huracán is based, the timepiece is imbued with signature racing design codes. With a honeycomb motif made famous by the supercar, the hexagonal dashboard of the Lamborghini Huracán is reflected in the timepiece, the same epicentre paralleled in the shape of the calibre.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracàn “Frosty White” Automatic Limited Edition

Its twin barrels and a 12° tilted balance wheel represent the movement signature associated with Lamborghini Squadra Corse. When viewed from the back, the semi-skeletonised movement reveals the 360° oscillating rim weight, which evokes a Huracán wheel rim. This movement provides a power reserve of 60 hours.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracàn “Frosty White” Automatic Limited Edition

The titanium crown is inspired by the supercar’s racing nuts. It is paired with an upper calibre strut-bar design bridge reminiscent of those found on the Lamborghini Huracán V10 engine itself. A cryptical date feature enhances its playful allure, while a Quick Release System on the buckle and strap ensures the watch is easily interchangeable.

CCF (Ceramic Composite Fiber) is a high-tech material exclusive to Roger Dubuis. The Geneva manufacture developed this material offering a significant gain in weight with CCF being 20% lighter than carbon. Ceramic fibers are used in aerospace in the production of space rockets.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracàn “Frosty White” Automatic Limited Edition

Both the upper flange and hands of the timepiece are filled with Super-Luminova™. The strap of the watch is made of luminescent rubber. Using a manufacturing process known as SuperBiwiNova®, the rubber is vulcanized with SLN. Luminescent material – SLN – is also applied on the bezel and the strut bars. Thanks to these innovative luminscent applications, the Excalibur Spider Huracán offers a stunning visual treat by night.

SuperBiwiNova® is a technology developed by Switzerland based company BIWI SA.

Technical details

Model: Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracàn “Frosty White”

Case
Type: Excalibur skeleton concept with design signature: notched bezel and three lugs
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 14.1 mm
Case material: Ceramic Composite Fiber – CCF
Bezel: Ceramic Composite Fiber – CCF – with luminescent decor
Crown: Titanium crown with white lacquer ring
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Titanium open case back with sapphire crystal with Huracàn logo metallized
Water resistance: 5 BAR (50 m)

Movement
Calibre RD630
Mechanical, automatic-winding movement
Number of components: 233
Jewels: 29
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’000 vph)
Power reserve: 60 hours
Diameter: 37.1 mm (16 lines)
Thickness: 7.7 mm
Decoration: Shot-blasted and NAC coated main plate. Shot-blasted and trued-up and NAC coated bridges

Functions
Hour, minute, second, date

Dial
White varnished lower flange with transferred texts and minute track. Rhodium plated upper flange with polished and
Rhodium plated hour markers filled with SLN in the centre

Hands
White gold hour and minute hands
Black outlined tips filled with SLN. Black varnished second hand

Strap
White rubber with white luminescent rubber inlay
Pirelli Cinturato pattern on the lining of the strap
Interchangeable with Quick Release System – QRS
Titanium cover with titanium blades, triple folding, interchangeable with Quick Release System – QRS

Edition
Boutique exclusive
Limited edition of 88 pieces

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE Limited Edition

Swiss luxury watch brand Carl F. Bucherer has announced the opening of its new retail space located inside the newly renovated Bucherer 1888 TimeMachine at 12 East 57th Street (between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue) in New York City. To mark this milestone, the Lucerne-based watch manufacturer has created a dedicated limited-edition of 188 pieces, of which 30 are only available at the new boutique.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE Limited Edition

With its new boutique in the Bucherer 1888 TimeMachine on 57th Street in New York City, Carl F. Bucherer joins some of the world’s leading fashion, jewelry, and watch brands in the almost 19,000-square-foot store, which has recently undergone a remarkable renovation and a transition from Tourneau to Bucherer.

Carl F. Bucherer Boutique in Bucherer 1888 TimeMachine
Carl F. Bucherer Boutique in Bucherer 1888 TimeMachine. (Carl F. Bucherer)

The Bucherer 1888 TimeMachine’s impressive facade has been designed to allow natural light to flood the retail areas, creating a particularly inviting shopping environment.

The boutique’s interior reflects Carl F. Bucherer’s classic aesthetic codes, which blend seamlessly with the impressive surroundings of the Bucherer 1888 TimeMachine. The Bucherer 1888 TimeMachine has three floors. Alongside areas dedicated to watches, jewelry, and fashion, there are relaxing lounges filled with art and three separate bars.

Carl F. Bucherer Boutique in Bucherer 1888 TimeMachine
Carl F. Bucherer Boutique in Bucherer 1888 TimeMachine. (Carl F. Bucherer)

The Swiss prestige watch brand Carl F. Bucherer and the global luxury retailer Bucherer share more than a name. Both trace their roots back to 1888, when Carl Friedrich Bucherer opened his first watch and jewelry shop in Lucerne.

Over the years, the watch brand and the retailer have evolved separately, but they are both proud members of the Bucherer Group under owner and Chairman of the Board Jörg G. Bucherer, who represents the third generation of the Bucherer family.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE Limited Edition

The Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE Limited Edition watch celebrates the opening New York City’s Bucherer 1888 TimeMachine boutique.

The Carl F. Bucherer boutique offers a carefully curated selection of some of the brand’s most beloved timepieces, including the Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE Limited Edition. It has a 41 mm stainless steel case and a luxurious black leather strap. Its striking dial features graduated shades of blue with blue subdials with chronograph minute and small seconds counters. The dial is ringed by a blue tachymeter scale.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE Limited Edition

The dial is completed by a month aperture at the 4:30 position and a big date window just below 12 o’clock. It has been created in an edition whose total size is 188 pieces, a reference to the fact that founder Carl Friedrich Bucherer opened his first watch and jewelry shop in Lucerne in 1888.

Thirty of those 188 watches feature a case back crystal with an engraved silhouette of the New York City skyline, a homage to the fact that the first Tourneau store in New York was opened in 1930.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE Limited Edition

Like all the timepieces in Carl F. Bucherer’s Heritage collection, this Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE Limited Edition recalls some of the brand’s classic timepieces from one of watchmaking’s great eras, but the mechanical movement at the heart of the watch is a contemporary masterpiece.

The CFB Caliber 1972 automatic chronograph has a power reserve of 42 hours. Its innovative annual calendar complication considers different month lengths – 30 and 31 days – so the date only has to be corrected once a year, on March 1.

Technical details

Model: Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE
Reference number: 00.10803.08.52.99 & 00.10803.08.52.98 (NYC edition)

Movement
Automatic, CFB 1972 caliber, diameter 30 mm, height 7.3 mm, 47 jewels, power reserve 42 hours

Functions
Chronograph: minutes and seconds counters; annual calendar, big date, hour, minute, small seconds, tachymeter scale

Case
Stainless steel, double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, case back with sapphire crystal, water-resistant to 30 m (3 bar), diameter 41 mm, height 14.15 mm

Dial
Graded shades of blue with black counters, 10 Arabic numerals (numerals 6 and 12 in black SLN)

Strap
Black calfskin leather strap with blue colored flanks and a quick release system, stainless steel pin-lock folding clasp

Limitation
Total of 188 pieces (of which 30 are engraved with the NYC skyline on the case back crystal)

SINN Frankfurt World Time Watches 6060 B & 6068 B

SINN introduced the first Frankfurt Financial District Watch in 1999. It heralded a new family of business watches, exhibiting both elegance and the durability typical of Sinn Spezialuhren.

SINN Frankfurt World Time Watches 6060 B & 6068 B

This year, the brand is presenting two new models for its Frankfurt Financial District Watches: 6060 B & 6068 B. Both timepieces feature an alluring blue dial, which is exquisitely finished with a sunburst decoration.

SINN Frankfurt World Time Watch 6060 B

The Frankfurt World Time Watch 6060 B is characterised by three time zones that can be read simultaneously, where as 6068 B offers instantaneous display of two time zones.

SINN Frankfurt World Time Watch 6068 B

Both models feature exquisitely decorated self-winding mechanical movements. Particularly eye-catching are the Geneva stripes and blued screws. Sapphire crystal is used for both the watch crystal and the transparent case back, offering an impressive view of the bull and bear rotor engraving.

SINN Frankfurt World Time Watch 6060 B

While the case is made of polished stainless steel, the appliqués attached to the blue dial are luminous, along with the hour and minute hands. The watch is also waterproof and pressure-resistant up to 10 bar and resistant to low pressure.

SINN Frankfurt World Time Watch 6060 B

Each of these timepieces comes in a fine wooden case with a stainless-steel fine link bracelet, cowhide strap, a band replacement tool, spare spring bars, an Eschenbach watchmaker’s loupe, a care cloth and a brochure.

SINN Frankfurt World Time Watch 6068 B

Technical details

Movement
Model 6068 B: SW 300-1
Model 6060 B: SW 330-1
Self-winding mechanism
25 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
Meet the technical requirements for waterproofness, as set out in standard DIN 8310
Waterproof and pressure-resistant to 10 bar
Low pressure resistant

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds
Model 6068 B: Display of two time zones on a 12-hour basis
Model 6060 B: Display of three time zones on a 12- and 24-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 
• Electroplated blue dial with sunburst decoration
• Attached appliqués coated with luminescent colour
• Hour and minute hand coated with luminescent colour

Warranty
• 2 years

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

Founded in 1975 in Paris, Yonger & Bresson is a French Watchmaking company. Presently, this brand belongs to Montres Ambre S.A., France.

Yonger & Bresson has recently launched an automatic skeleton timepiece, designed by Gabriele Guidi, the talented Swiss watch designer known for his exceptional works for luxury watch brands like Franck Muller, Longines, Tissot, Bulova and Universal Genève.

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

The Le SINGULIER automatic wristwatch by Yonger & Bresson combines Swiss design with French watchmaking saviour. The brand releases the new collection on Kickstarter on 15 October 2021. Refined & elegant, the Le SINGULIER watch will be available in 3 versions: Black, Gold & Silver.

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

The 316L steel tonneau-shaped case is mounted with a domed K1 mineral crystal glass. The contemporary styled skeleton dial reveals its automatic movement. Unconventional, massive yet highly elegant, its 50mm diameter curved case has been designed to fit any wrist.

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

The watch is driven by the MIYOTA 8N24 Japanese self-winding skeleton movement. This 21 jewel movement beats at 21 600 A/h and provides a 42h power reserve once fully wound. Each movement will be carefully regulated at -20/+20 sec/day at the brand’s Morteau workshops.

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

Le SINGULIER will come with two carefully picked straps to mix and match following the occasions: a leather retro-chic strap or a more sporty silicone design strap for perfect versatility. The strap width is 20mm and will be fitted with an elegant steel deployment clasp. Designed by Gabriele Guidi, a clever Quick Release Spring Bars patented system allows quick swapping of the straps.

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

 

In 1975, The Louzon brothers, two watch aficionados based in Paris, launched their own watchmaking brand: Yonger & Bresson. “Yonger” was meant to symbolize youth and energy while “Bresson” is the name of the famous French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson who pioneered the genre of street photography and one of the founding members of Magnum Photos in 1947.

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

Yonger & Bresson Le SINGULIER watches will be assembled by expert watchmakers of the Ambre Group in the small town of Morteau located in the French Jura mountains, the cradle of French watchmaking.

Yonger & Bresson Le Singulier Automatic Skeleton Watch

The Le SINGULIER Kickstarter campaign is online from 15th to 30th of October 2021. The backers will have the opportunity to get this timepiece at a 50% Discount Price of 249€ (instead of 499€).

Please visit Yonger & Bresson Le SINGULIER Kickstarter Campaign page for more details.

Greubel Forsey GMT Earth Titanium (Final Edition)

Greubel Forsey During Geneva Watch Days 2021, Greubel Forsey launched the third and final interpretation of its GMT Earth. Made of titanium, this intense black version is a limited edition of 11 pieces.

The GMT Earth by Greubel Forsey is an extraordinary wristwatch that, for the first time, makes it possible to appreciate the entirety of the world in a single glance.

This technical feat first appeared in 2011. At the time of the first “GMT”, the Earth was not yet fully revealed. Seven years later, the design of the Earth was finally complete: visible from all angles in its new sapphire alcove, it appears as though it is floating in space. On the front as well as the back, the laser-engraved Earth shows world times that are both quick and easy to read.

The first version of the GMT Earth was in white gold. The second was in platinum. Now, this timepiece is available with a new titanium case. The GMT Earth in titanium will be available in a limited edition of 11 pieces, three times less than the original version. Weighing just 117g, the weight of the strap has been reduced by two-thirds. The case has lost just over a third of its weight.

Greubel Forsey GMT Earth Titanium (Final Edition)

Titanium is used not only for the entire case, but also the bridges, the GMT push-piece, the crown and the folding buckle, the latter two being the components most exposed to shocks and scratches.

To accompany the light and matt tones of titanium, Greubel Forsey opted for a black finish on the dial. It is applied to the spotted bottom plate and to all the frosted bridges, with straight flanks, polished bevelling and countersinks. This finish is also featured on an all-black natural rubber strap, whose inner face is engraved with the cardinal values of the Greubel Forsey Atelier and which are visible on the bezel.

Greubel Forsey GMT Earth Titanium (Final Edition)

The GMT Earth displays four key pieces of information on its dial side. The first is the off-centre hours, minutes and seconds display. The first two feature large openworked hands finished with a Super-LumiNova tip, complemented by a small seconds hand on a sapphire disc at three o’clock.

On the left is the GMT indicator, whose red hand effortlessly stands out against a hand-engraved black gold disc filled with lacquer. The third, located opposite the crown, is the power reserve, designed following the same process: a black, engraved gold segment, filled with lacquer and covered by a silver-polished steel hand.

Finally between 7 o’clock and 9 o’clock, the Earth occupies the largest space, completing a full rotation in 24 hours. The engraved sapphire ring around the equator acts as a day / night indication and allows you to instantly see which hemisphere is in the daytime and which is at night.

Greubel Forsey GMT Earth Titanium (Final Edition)

Located on the side of the caseband, a final window opens to show the equator. Thanks to this, the Earth really can be seen from all angles.

Finally, on the caseback side, the worldtime display indicator completes the design. 24 time zones indicate the UTC of 24 major cities – with those that observe daylight savings on a white background.

The GMT Earth boasts Greubel Forsey’s third invention Tourbillon 24 Secondes, which uses a fast rotation speed and is set at an angle to resolve the positioning problem in relation to gravity and which is crucial for the operation of the oscillator. The 25° angle and the rapid rotation of the tourbillon cage significantly improve the chronometric performance of a system containing only one tourbillon, especially those in fixed positions.

Technical details

Model: GMT Earth

Edition
Limited edition of 11 pieces in titanium

Special features
GMT • 2nd time zone • rotating globe with universal time and day-and-night • complete and global view from northern to southern hemisphere • universal time on 24 time zones • summer and winter time • cities observing summer time • lateral window showing the equator • GMT pusher • Tourbillon 24 Secondes • hours and minutes • small seconds • power-reserve indicator

Movement

Hand-wound movement with 3 patents

Movement dimensions
• Diameter: 36.40mm
• Thickness: 11.55mm

Number of parts
• Movement: 453 parts
• Tourbillon cage: 86 parts
• Weight of the cage: 0.39g

Number of jewels
• 60
• Olived-domed jewels in gold chatons

Chronometric power reserve
• 72 hours

Barrels
• Two coaxial series-coupled fast-rotating barrels (1 turn in 3.2 hours), one of which is equipped with a slipping spring to avoid excess tension

Balance wheel
• Variable-inertia with gold mean-time screws (10mm diameter)

Frequency
• 21’600 vibrations/hour

Balance spring
• Phillips terminal curve
• Geneva-style stud

Main plate
• Nickel silver, frosted and spotted with polished bevelling and countersinks, straight-grained flanks, black treatment

Bridges
• Nickel silver, frosted with polished bevelling and countersinks, straight-grained flanks, black treatment
• Flat black polished steel tourbillon bridge, hand-polished bevelling and countersinks
• Flat black polished steel screws, blued by heat treatment

Tourbillon
• Inclined at a 25° angle, 24-seconds rotation
• Light alloy cage pillars
• Titanium cage bridges
• Gold counterweight

Gearing
• Involute circle profile
• Tangential inclined gear on fixed wheel and profiled teeth on escape wheel pinion

Displays

Hours and minutes
Small seconds
72-hours power reserve on a sector
2nd time zone GMT
24 time zones universal time
Rotating titanium globe with universal time
Complete view from North Pole to South Pole
Summer time
Day-and-night

Exterior

Case
In titanium, with titanium plates, engraved, hand-finished with text, screwed to the caseband
Lateral window with shaped synthetic sapphire crystal
Three-dimensional, variable geometry-shaped lugs
Three-dimensional synthetic sapphire crystal caseback, with integrated dome
Three-dimensional, asymmetrical, synthetic sapphire crystal bezel
Raised polished engraving “GMT Earth” and “Greubel Forsey” on a hand-punched background
Gold security screws
Titanium GMT pusher with raised engraving on a hand-punched background
Engraved individual number
Water-resistance: 3atm – 30m – 100ft (standard NIHS 92-20/SN ISO 22810:2010)

Case dimensions
Diameter: 45.50mm
Height: case 16.18mm
Height on synthetic sapphire dome: 18.00mm

Crown
In titanium, synthetic sapphire insert with GF logo

Dial Side
Multi-level hour-ring in synthetic sapphire, galvanic growth hour indexes, engraved and lacquered minutes and small seconds
Power-reserve and GMT indicators in gold, engraved and lacquered, circular-grained, black treatment
Rotating globe with day-and-night UTC indicator in synthetic sapphire, engraved and lacquered

Movement Side
Synthetic sapphire disc displaying city names surrounded by 2 gold rings (UTC and summer time) engraved and lacquered
Gold “summer time” plate with individual number, raised engraving
South Pole of the globe with UTC indicator, engraved and lacquered, hand matt lapped

Hands
Hours, minutes, small seconds and power-reserve in polished steel, hand-polished countersinks
2nd time zone GMT indicator, red triangle

Strap and clasp
Rubber or hand-sewn alligator
Titanium folding clasp, engraved with the GF logo

Blancpain Ladybird Colors

Blancpain presents Ladybird Colors as a tribute to an iconic ladies’ watch from the Swiss watch manufacture.

Introduced in 1956, the Ladybird watch revolutionised watchmaking by offering the world the smallest round movement of its era. This brilliant achievement was the initiative of an audacious duo, Betty Fiechter and her nephew Jean-Jacques Fiechter. Their vision and talents resulted in numerous triumphs while jointly running the Manufacture, including several ladies’ models and the first modern diver’s watch: the Fifty Fathoms launched in 1953.

Blancpain Ladybird Colors

The white mother-of-pearl dial of the new Ladybird Colors watch is adorned with slightly rounded applied gold Arabic numerals, sized to form an asymmetrical hour circle crowned by the number 12. A band of diamonds highlights the hour-markers while embracing the hands, those displaying the hours and minutes are shaped like hollowed-out sage leaves – a signature Blancpain attribute.

Blancpain Ladybird Colors

The red or white gold case has also been carefully designed to guarantee harmonious proportions. Its 34.9 mm diameter ensures a generous display of the watch’s finery, while at the same time offering flexibility and adjusting to a wide range of wrists.

Blancpain Ladybird Colors

It is further distinguished by a bezel, lugs and crown set with 59 diamonds totalling over 2 carats. A true jewellery watch, the Ladybird Colors features high-end gem-setting in which each parameter is meticulously hand-crafted. This watch has a rose-cut diamond fitted on the crown.

Blancpain Ladybird Colors

The demanding level of finishing applied to the dial and case of the Ladybird Colors is reflected in its movement, in-house Calibre 1153, which is renowned for its slenderness and its generous four-day power reserve, as well as its silicon balance spring.

Blancpain Ladybird Colors

Rich in both structure and contrasts, it combines a circular-grained mainplate with chamfered, satin-brushed bridges adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif. The exclusive open-worked gold oscillating weight matches the circular patterns of the watch face.

Blancpain Ladybird Colors

Specifically developed to meet the wishes and expectations of contemporary women, the Ladybird Colors is available in seven colourful case and strap combinations.

Blancpain Ladybird Colors

According to personal preference, the red gold model is available with a choice of peacock green, midnight blue or satin-white alligator leather strap, while the white gold version can be paired with a lemon yellow, tangerine orange, lilac or satin-white alligator leather strap. Each wristband is fitted with a gold pin buckle or folding clasp set with nine diamonds.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “IWC X HOT WHEELS™ Racing Works”, Ref. IW377904

On the occasion of the 78th Goodwood Members’ Meeting on 16th October 2021, Swiss luxury watch maker IWC Schaffhausen in partnership with the American die-cast toy car brand Hot Wheels™ unveiled the “IWC x Hot Wheels™ Racing Works” collector’s set.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “IWC X HOT WHEELS™ Racing Works”, Ref. IW377904

Limited to 50 pieces, the IWC x Hot Wheels™ “Racing Works” collector’s set contains the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “IWC x Hot Wheels™ Racing Works” and the Hot Wheels Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Racing Works Edition”, presented in a metal toolbox. The first set will be auctioned online by international auction house Bonhams with the proceeds going to the Two Bit Circus Foundation.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “IWC X HOT WHEELS™ Racing Works”, Ref. IW377904

Hot Wheels™ is leading brand in the automotive and toy industries (the world’s bestselling toy with 20,000 designs and over 8 billion cars sold). Introduced in 1968, Hot Wheels belongs to Mattel, a top global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “IWC X HOT WHEELS™ Racing Works”, Ref. IW377904

The first joint project between IWC and Hot Wheels™ was the release of a premium Hot Wheels Team Transport set in 2020, combining the IWC Racing 300 SL with its racing team transporter. The second release was an IWC-exclusive version of the Hot Wheels Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, which was made available recently. Now, IWC and Hot Wheels are combining two highly unique gems from Schaffhausen and El Segundo in the exclusive “IWC x Hot Wheels™ Racing Works” collector set, which will be made in a strictly limited edition of 50 pieces.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “IWC X HOT WHEELS™ Racing Works”, Ref. IW377904