CITIZEN Eco-Drive 365

CITIZEN launches its Eco-Drive 365 watch collection equipped with the newly developed E365 Calibre.

Tested for a power reserve of approximately one year, the new Eco-Drive movement further enhances the advantages of CITIZEN’s proprietary technology that offers low power consumption and long running times.

CITIZEN has proposed three new models with this groundbreaking Eco-Drive movement. Among them, one is a limited edition. All three models will be released in Fall/Winter 2023 as part of CITIZEN’s Global Collection.

CITIZEN Eco-Drive 365

CITIZEN Eco-Drive Cal. E365 allows each watch to run for 365 days on a full charge. Maintaining the standard diameter of 27 mm, this calibre offers even higher power generation efficiency. The pulses used to move the hands have also been refined to allow new and exciting design possibilities.

The new Eco-Drive 365 watches are inspired by the designs of a quartz watch launched by CITIZEN in 1973. This historic design was carefully studied, adapted, and given a fresh, new interpretation. The new case construction utilizes CITIZEN’s expertise in stainless steel processing and polishing. The dial has also been updated using the latest manufacturing techniques.

Regular Models: BN1015-52E & BN1014-55E

The CITIZEN Eco-Drive 365 BN1015-52E is a modern, streamlined watch with an all-black color scheme, and the BN1014-55E features the distinctive silver tones of stainless steel.

CITIZEN Eco-Drive 365 BN1015-52E
CITIZEN Eco-Drive 365 BN1015-52E

Their stainless steel cases combine clean, straight lines and flat surfaces with ridgelines at 12 and 6 o’clock that integrate smoothly with the lines of the bracelet.

Made of latest manufacturing techniques, the sparkling dial generates power for the watch. Four types of glittering accents with different colors and sizes were combined to create the starry sky inspired dial surface.

CITIZEN Eco-Drive 365 BN1014-55E
CITIZEN Eco-Drive 365 BN1014-55E

The metal indices on the outer ring give the dial surface a sense of depth and breadth. The vertical lines on the case are accented by the stylish facets on each side and the sleek brass hands.

CITIZEN Eco-Drive 365 Limited Edition

The CITIZEN Eco-Drive 365 Limited edition model (BN1010-05E) in stainless steel features a unique styled case with visually engaging ridges.

CITIZEN Eco-Drive 365 Limited Edition

Its distinctive design takes inspiration from the CITIZEN Quartz EFA, released in 1973. Four CRESCENT VERT lab-grown rubies represent the cardinal hour markers (3,6, 9 and 12). These four markers made of lab-grown rubies created by Kyocera’s proprietary technology echo back to the indices of the original 1973 design. The strap uses LWG-certified leather.

Technical details

Models: BN1015-52E & BN1014-55E

BN1015-52E: Stainless steel (Black ion-plated) case and bracelet
BN1014-55E: Stainless steel (Partial black ion-plated) case and Stainless steel bracelet
Glass: Sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating
Case diameter: 42.5mm
Thickness: 11.1 mm
Water resistance: 10 BAR

Eco-Drive Cal. E365
Accuracy of ±15 seconds per month
Eco-Drive runs for one year on full charge

Autumn/Winter 2023 (scheduled)

Suggested retail price
BN1015-52E: USD530
BN1014-55E: USD480

CITIZEN Eco-Drive 365 Limited Edition Model BN1010-05E

Stainless steel
Glass: Sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating
Case diameter: 42.5mm
Thickness: 11.1mm
Water resistance: 10 BAR

Eco-Drive Cal. E365
Accuracy of ±15 seconds per month
Eco-Drive runs for one year on full charge

Calf Leather, LWG-certified

Limited edition of 1,200 pieces (worldwide)

Autumn/Winter 2023 (scheduled)

Suggested retail price
USD 875


Orient Classic and Simple Style Series New Models with Day-Date and 24-hour Indicators

Japanese watch brand Orient has launched four new models to its best-selling Classic and Simple Style series in the Classic Collection. The new models add day-date and 24-hour indicators, as well as new dial colour options, combining classical and casual styles that convey the charm of mechanical watches.

The Classic and Simple Style series is known for its traditional classical face, a domed glass with a retro feel, and delicate case design with slender lugs.

Orient Classic and Simple Style Series New Models with Day-Date and 24-hour Indicators

The new models feature an entirely new design adopting the popular Roman numeral indices in six positions. The dial indicates the day at 10 o’clock, a 24-hour indicator at 5 o’clock, and a date window at 3 o’clock. The five hands of the multi-hand display and dual markers on the outer rim of the dial result in a dynamic design adding a new charm to the Classic and Simple Style series.

In addition, four dial colour variations enhance the appeal of these new models. The traditional, classical look of the white and ivory dials, coupled with blue hands, can be paired with any occasion or style.

Orient Classic and Simple Style Series New Models 2023

In contrast are the grey and bordeaux-coloured dials that give a casual impression. The stylish bordeaux dial, coupled with yellow gold-coloured hands and indices, creates an especially eye-catching presence on the wearer’s wrist.

These updated Classic and Simple Style models feature an automatic in-house calibre F6B22 with hand-winding and hacking seconds hand functions. Displaying the time as well as calendar, this 22 jewel movement has a 40-hour power reserve.

Technical details

Model: Orient Classic and Simple Style


  • RA-AK0701S: White dial with black strap
  • RA-AK0702Y: Ivory dial with brown strap
  • RA-AK0704N: Grey dial with grey strap
  • RA-AK0705R: Bordeaux dial with Bordeaux strap

Automatic (with hand winding) mechanical in-house calibre F6B22 made in Japan
Power reserve: 40 hours
Accuracy: +25 seconds ~ -15 seconds per day
Second hands hacking
22 jewels

Date, day and 24-hour indicator

Stainless steel
Case size: Length 46.5 mm / width 40.5 mm / thickness 12.6 mm
Front glass: Domed crystal glass
Back: See-through exhibition case back in crystal glass
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 m)

White, Ivory, Grey or Bordeaux

Pin buckle
Strap width: 21 mm

Anton Suhanov Pharos Table Clock

This table clock is an amazing horological masterpiece by independent watchmaker Anton Suhanov from St. Petersburg. The Anton Suhanov Pharos incorporates Triple Axis Tourbillon, World Time and Peripheral Seconds.


Externally, the clock is stylized under the classic shape of a lighthouse. This horological marvel was inspired by the story of the Pharos lighthouse, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. That ancient building was far ahead of its time in terms of design and technology, existed for more than a thousand years, forever placed its history in the list of the greatest achievements of mankind of all time.

Anton Suhanov Pharos Table Clock

To embody the essence of a lighthouse in the clock, Anton Suhanov had to completely review the existing clock designs and develop a philosophy of the clock movement from scratch. Especially for this clock, the lever escapement and the balance wheel with luminous inserts were developed.

When the balance oscillates, the luminous inserts merge into a single flickering light ring, which is clearly visible from afar and in the dark, and symbolizes the flickering of light rays, or, like in ancient lighthouses, fire flames.

Anton Suhanov Pharos Table Clock

Triple Axis Tourbillon

But the master didn’t stop there, setting the goal so that the balance was clearly visible at any point. For this, a triple-axis tourbillon design was developed, allowing the balance to oscillate in three angles, and giving an overview in all possible directions. For maximum openness, a triple-axis tourbillon is located at the very top of the clock under the glass dome.

Anton Suhanov Pharos Table Clock

On the outer wheels of the third carriage, a second scale is applied, and since they rotate round the clock, the second indication is displayed to 360 degrees.

Anton Suhanov Pharos Table Clock

Around the tourbillon carriages, the diurnal clock scale is made coaxially with the rotation of the third carriage on the conical disk, and the time zone disk is concentrically located thereon.

Time zones are numbered on the upper conical surface of the disk, and the large cities of these time zones are markedon the side on the cylindrical surface. This allows the viewer to determine the time not only anywhere in the world, but also looking from any side of the clock.

Technical details

Model: Anton Suhanov Pharos

Case and dial
Material: Stainless steel
Finishing techniques: Polishing, satin, sandblasting
Case Parts: 30
Lighting: Hours, Minutes and Balance wheel
Dimensions: 190 mm (height) x 86 mm x 86 mm
Total number of parts (movement + case): 472
Weight: approx 5 kg

Balance Frequency: 2.5 Hz (18,000 pc / h)
Power reserve: 8 days
Movement Details: 442
Jewels: 27
Ball bearings: 11

Triple axis tourbillion:
1st (inner) cage’s cycle: 33.75 sec
2 nd (middle) cage’s cycle: 60 sec
3 rd (outer) cage’s cycle: 180 sec

Peripheral seconds
World time
Power reserve

Operation elements
Setting the time: a special key is used to set the time (it is inserted into a hole under the dial)
World time setting: rotation of the ring with the cities
Winding: The key for winding the clock movement is placed on the barrel wheel from behind

Limited edition of 24 pieces

Zenith Defy Extreme Double Tourbillon

ZENITH presents its most advanced and complicated chronograph movement to date, the Defy Extreme Double Tourbillon. It incorporates two independent tourbillon mechanisms. For the first time, this exceptional 1/100th of a second high-frequency chronograph movement will join the DEFY Extreme core collection in two serially produced references.

Constructed like no other chronograph movement, El Primero 9020 is equipped with two independent tourbillons completing rotations in 60 seconds for the time-keeping tourbillon and 5 seconds for the chronograph’s tourbillon, making it among the fastest tourbillons ever made, as well as the only 1/100th of a second chronograph, beating at the phenomenal rate of 360’000 VpH.

Zenith Defy Extreme Double Tourbillon

Perfectly suitable for housing such an intricate and complex movement, the Zenith DEFY Extreme Double Tourbillon’s angular and robust case measures 45mm wide and is available in two executions.

Zenith Defy Extreme Double Tourbillon

The first is crafted entirely in titanium with a mix of satin-brushed, polished and matte surfaces including the bracelet, while the second is done in carbon fiber with sandblasted matte rose gold twelve-sided bezel and pusher protectors on a black textured rubber strap.

Zenith Defy Extreme Double Tourbillon

Its open dial, with applied chronograph counters and tinted transparent sapphire elements, allows for an unobstructed view of the groundbreaking movement and its two tourbillon mechanisms with star-shaped cages.

Zenith Defy Extreme Double Tourbillon

The movement’s open and satin-brushed bridges are coated in a layer of black PVD. Then, the edges of those bridges are highlighted in rose gold color, revealing the geometric forms of the bridges in a true departure from traditional watchmaking decoration techniques.

El Primero 9020 movement

The DEFY Extreme Double Tourbillon will be available from physical and online Zenith boutiques around as well as official retailers around the world.

Technical details

Model: Zenith Defy Extreme Double Tourbillon

Reference: 12.9100.9020/78.I200

Material: Black Carbon & 18-ct rose gold
Case diameter: 45 mm
Water-resistance: 20 ATM

Hour-markers: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1 [Hour markers]
Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1 [Hands]

Black Rubber with microblasted titanium triple folding clasp
Additional strap: Velcro


Reference: 95.9100.9020/78.I001

Diameter: 45 mm
Material: Brushed titanium
Water-resistance: 20 ATM

Hour-markers: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1 [Hour markers]
Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1 [Hands]

Titanium bracelet with titanium folding clasp


Defy Extreme Double Tourbillon: Movement and functions

El Primero 9020
1/100th of a second Double Tourbillon Chronograph movement
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours for the watch / 50 min for the chronograph
1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH / 5 Hz – cage makes a turn in 60 second)
1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH / 50 Hz – cage makes a turn in 5 second)
Certified Chronometer

Hours and minutes in the centr
Double Tourbillon
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
Finishes: Special oscillating weight with satined finishings

Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Rabbit

To celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year, Vacheron Constantin presents Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese zodiac with the sign of the rabbit.

Symbolising graciousness, kindness and benevolence in traditional Chinese culture, the rabbit will take over from the tiger at the Chinese New Year on 22 January 2023. To mark the Year of the rabbit Vacheron Constantin presents new creations, issued in limited series of 9 each in platinum and 18K pink gold.

Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese zodiac - Year of the rabbit

This limited Métiers d’Art series brings to light the paper-cutting technique known as Jianzhi, a popular art echoed in Swiss culture through its famous Scherenschnitt paper-cutting. This artistic approach, highlighted in the Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese zodiac, has been given a fresh interpretation thanks to the expertise of the master engravers and enamellers.

Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese zodiac - Year of the rabbit

The vegetal motifs appearing on the dial and based on classic Chinese iconography are etched directly in the metal. The pattern remains semi-embedded and stands out from its gold base by a subtle stage-setting of variously accentuating reliefs creating a depth effect. This makes the vegetation appear to be floating over the dial.

Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese zodiac - Year of the rabbit

Then comes the stage of Grand Feu enamelling, an ancestral technique that remains the preserve of a very few particularly skilled artisans. The animal, made of platinum or pink gold, is hand engraved and delicately applied to the dial centre.

Calibre 2460 G4 makes it possible to create a distinctive and ideal stage-setting for the decorative arts, by giving the central dial motif a starring role. This self-winding watch has four apertures showing the hours, minutes, days and dates.

Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese zodiac - Year of the rabbit

Clearly visible through the sapphire crystal back, the 22-carat gold oscillating weight features a decor inspired by the Maltese cross emblem.

Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese zodiac - Year of the rabbit pink gold

All movement components are indeed finely finished in accordance with the criteria of the Hallmark of Geneva.

Technical details

Model: Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese zodiac – Year of the rabbit
References 86073/000P-B932 and 86073/000R-B933

Calibre 2460 G4
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, self-winding
31 mm (11¼’’’) diameter, 6.05 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour)
237 components
27 jewels
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepieces

Hours, minutes, day of the week and date in apertures

Platinum/18K 5N pink gold
40 mm diameter, 12.72 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3bar (approx.30 meters)

18K gold, hand-engraved, Grand Feu enamelled
Hand-engraved platinum/18K 5N pink gold rabbit

Dark blue/brown Mississippiensis alligator leather with alligator leather inner shell, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales

Platinum/18K 5N pink gold folding clasp
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

Delivered with a corrector pen

Limited series of 9 pieces per reference
Only available through the Vacheron Constantin Boutiques

Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

Jacob & Co. presents a limited edition Opera watch to mark the 50th anniversary of The Godfather, the classic movie that won 3-time Oscar and 5-time Golden Globe.

The Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary is a 50-piece limited series, a striking cinematic, graphic and musical recollection of Francis Ford Coppola’s cult classic. This haute-horlogerie creation in 18K white gold incorporates the brand’s emblematic triple-axis flying tourbillon and music box complication.

Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

Only a handful of movies have had as deep and lasting an influence as The Godfather. The Opera Godfather series by Jacob & Co. has been designed and crafted as a tribute to the movie’s unique status in both popular and cinema culture.

The Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary incorporates thirteen greatest scenes, in the same narrative order as in the movie. This graphic synopsis is laser-etched onto the white gold case with an unprecedented level of vividness and quality.

Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

The piece also features the movie’s thirteen most famous quotes, some of which are firmly anchored in popular culture, the most famous being “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”

The Godfather Movie Quotes

This 50-piece limited series is housed in a 49-mm white gold case whose sides are decorated with thirteen emblematic scenes from the movie. Each scene is etched on the case using ground-breaking high-intensity, high-precision femtolaser technology that allows an unparalleled level of realism and vividness.

Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

The etching process creates an almost imperceptible texture, so that just as you see the scene, you actually feel the frame from The Godfather‘s movie reel. Chief among them is the image of Don Vito Corleone, etched between the lugs at 6 o’clock.

Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

In the middle of caliber JCFM04, The Godfather‘s emblematic red rose, rendered with incredible realism and quality, rests between the two musical barrels. They power the two-part music box mechanism that plays The Godfather‘s main theme, one of the foundational features of the collection.

Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

In this instance, these barrels have been crafted out of solid rose gold, and each engraved with a total of thirteen cult quotes from the movie. The pieces that cover the blades which create the melody have also been designed especially for this limited edition. One, in the shape of a piano, bears the image of Don Corleone and the other the puppeteer’s strings from the original movie poster.

By incorporating a new set of literal symbols and key elements of the movie’s imagery into the Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary, Jacob & Co. delivers a unique concept. This horological masterpiece fuses the art of watchmaking with symbolism.

Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary

In watchmaking terms, the Opera Godfather is a triple-axis tourbillon watch with twin music boxes, complete with combs and barrels. They play The Godfather‘s main theme, composed by Nino Rota, from the movie’s score. As the music plays, the entire movement spins as if in a dance while the off-centered dial turns in the opposite direction so as to remain upright.

Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary

In symbolic terms, it celebrates certain artifacts from The Godfather which have become part of pop and cinematic culture: the rose Vito Corleone wears on his lapel at his daughter’s wedding; the puppeteer strings originally featured on Mario Puzo’s original novel cover, which later became the movie’s poster; Marlon Brando himself, featured on one of the piano covers.

Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

Limited to 50 pieces, each Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary comes in its special wood case, lined with red velvet. It contains a crystal decanter with a high-resolution print of Marlon Brando and The Godfather main logo. It also contains an all-new version of The Godfather Pen, which is an integral part of the Jacob & Co. Godfather universe.

God Father BALLPOINT Pen

This black celluloid fountain pen features an ample rose resting at the top of the cap, rendered in red and green enamel.

Technical details

Model: Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary

Caliber: exclusive manufacture Jacob&Co hand-wound JCFM04
Diameter: 43 mm
Height: 17.2 mm
Material: steel, brass, platinum and titanium
Components: 658
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 21’600 vph (3 Hz)
Jewels: 58
System: triple-axis flying tourbillon, music box with double comb
Bridges and plates shot-blasted and black-PVD
Barrels with circular graining
Screws: beveled and mirror-polished

Subsidiary hour and minute rotating dial with differential
Triple-axis flying tourbillon (97 components; 1.79g)
– 1st axis: rotation in 24 seconds
– 2nd axis: rotation in 48 seconds
– 3rd axis: rotation in 180 seconds
The Godfather main theme melody activated by pusher at 10 o’clock
Rotation of 2 cylinders against 2 combs (36 teeth in total) playing a melody of 120 notes
Miniature rose figurine at the center of the movement
Black-DLC pianos with rose gold decor
Movement rotation of 120° in 30 seconds

Diameter: 49 mm
Height: 20 mm
Material: 18K white gold
Case back: 18K white gold
Caseband: 18K white gold, laser-etched with 13 scenes from The Godfather
Time-setting: 18K rose gold bow on case back
Winding: 18K rose gold violin-shaped crank-handle
Crystal: domed sapphire with double anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 30 m (100ft/3 atm)

Dial: black mat polish and 18K rose gold applique Index
Hands: blued Jacob&Co designed hands

Black alligator leather strap with 18K rose gold folding clasp

2-year international warranty

Limited edition of 50 pieces in 18k white gold

500’000 USD (excluding taxes)

Naissance D’une Montre 3

‘Naissance d’une Montre” (‘Birth of a Watch’) brings together craftsmen in an endeavour to preserve horological knowledge; the result is an alliance of talent and expertise characterised by cooperation and sharing.

After having unveiled the fusée-and-chain mechanism and the machine tools that will be used to produce ‘Naissance d’une Montre 3’ timepieces, the third act of the project highlights the depth and breadth of the watchmaking community – and the players striving to make this initiative a success.

As the saying goes, the journey is as important as the destination – and that is very much the spirit in which the ‘Naissance d’une Montre’ project has been carried out since its inception in 2009.

The adage also frames the undertaking entrusted to the teams from Chopard and Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud headed up by Karl-Friedrich Scheufele. Now underway, the third phase aims to secure the long-term future of traditional watchmaking knowhow.

The heritage aspirations of the ‘Naissance d’une Montre 3’ project are now becoming clear, as is the strong emphasis on collaboration. The challenge is to promote what used to be known as the ‘common weal’: reviving the collaborative network that formerly extended from Geneva to Jura via Neuchâtel. For three centuries, this arc served as the backbone of watchmaking expertise, embodied not only in specific crafts and workshops but also in tools and books located throughout combe and valley.

‘Naissance d’une Montre 3’ seeks to perpetuate this culture of sharing. Reaching beyond watchmaking museums and associations, the initiative aims to draw together the talents of today and yesteryear, collating notes and sketches and harnessing this collective wisdom for a common purpose: not just the resulting timepieces in and of themselves, but above all the preservation of every aspect of the knowhow that is bringing them into being.

The Time Æon Foundation was established for this purpose in 2005. Bolstered by the experience built up during the ‘Naissance d’une Montre 1’ and ‘Naissance d’une Montre 2’ projects, the Foundation is now making its network and knowledge available to ensure the successful completion of the third phase.

Another result of this collaborative spirit is the emergence of a fully-fledged watchmaking guild, founded on the principle of knowledge-sharing, in which all the stakeholders are pooling their expertise to create an exceptional timepiece which will bear the Chronométrie Ferdinand-Berthoud name.

Among those playing an active role in the project are Greubel Forsey, with the firm providing its in-house experts through the Time Æon foundation, and independent watchmaker Vianney Halter, offering his expertise in the traditional construction and finishing of the fusée and chain mechanism already revealed as being part of the ‘Naissance d’une Montre 3’ project. Another independent contributor is Sylvain Pinaud, providing invaluable advice on the use of the highly specialised lathes used to machine shafts and pins.

Institutional players who serve as the custodians of watchmaking’s archives have also supplied precious resources. The Geneva Watchmaking School has lent its support to the project, too, selecting and releasing a number of historical documents revealing details of the legendary ‘tricks of the trade’ used by leading local watchmakers in times gone by.

Handwritten notes, freehand sketches, and watchmaking treatises by Ferdinand Berthoud and Louis Moinet are also among the raw materials being studied by the watchmakers involved in ‘Naissance d’une Montre’.

The International Museum of Horology at La Chaux-de-Fonds has opened up its inventory registers, providing valuable context that sheds further light on our understanding of a number of traditional machines, particularly those used to fashion the fusée. New tools based on the findings of this archive work are presently in the design phase.

“We’re working together, not just for the cause of a particular watch, but above all to promote the collaborative approach that underpins it”, explains Karl-Friedrich Scheufele. “We have a duty as the heirs to such a great legacy, and we’re delighted to see these watchmakers working with a common aim in mind: ensuring this legacy continues to be handed down and that the historical record is preserved”.

Together, Chopard’s technicians and expert craftsmen are currently working with the artisans at Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud, moving forward with the prototype design phase.

The first watch in this limited edition of 11 pieces is expected to be completed in 2024. Collectors will be won over by its entirely new regulating organ, designed in the finest watchmaking tradition.

About “Naissance d’une Montre”

Begun in 2009, “Naissance d’une Montre” is a joint undertaking to reverse the loss of traditional watchmaking knowhow. The initiative brings together a select group of leading independent watchmakers and Fine Watchmaking firms within the Time Æon Foundation, established with the specific aim of ensuring this heritage is passed on through documentation, preservation, and training for the next generation.

One practical outworking of this mission is the production of hand-made, hand-decorated timepieces using historic, manually operated machines without the use of digital technology. Each piece is the fruit of the labours of multiple watchmaking experts – and the apprentices who will one day inherit the responsibility of sharing this knowhow.

Known for his particular commitment to preserving watchmaking heritage, President of Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud and Co-President of Chopard Karl-Friedrich Scheufele has been keen to support the Time Æon Foundation by being part of the “Naissance d’une Montre 3” project.

Eleven Ferdinand Berthoud timepieces will be made as part of this initiative; the first watch will be sold by auction, with the proceeds going to the Foundation.

MeisterSinger Neo with Sunburst Green Dégradé Dial

The MeisterSinger Neo watch is now available in a new dial color version.

With its slim case and variants in diameters of 36 and 40 mm, the Neo is one of the most elegant models in the MeisterSinger collection.

It’s not only the clear, well-balanced design that makes the Neo look like a classic watch from the 60s, but also the two-piece case construction, consisting of a middle section and the case back, which was typical for that time.

In combination with the domed glass, which was popular at the time, the Neo is designed without a bezel, creating a unique look with its narrow case rim and huge dial.

MeisterSinger Neo with Sunburst Green Dégradé Dial
The functional typography with its continuous double-digit hour numerals from 01 to 12, the circumferential five-minute divisions, and the single, needle-shaped hour hand make the Neo a genuine MeisterSinger classic.

In addition to the colors ivory and sunburst blue, a green variant that features a color transition from light in the center to black at the edge of the dial is making its debut this year.

The technique, known as dégradé, was also highly popular in the 1960s and looks captivatingly beautiful with its strong radiant green sunburst finish.

Technical details

Model: MeisterSinger NEO 36 and NEO 40

Sellita SW 200, Automatic, power reserve 38 h, date

Stainless steel
Diameter: 36 or 40 mm
Hardened acryl glass
Water resistance: 3 bar
Screwed case back

Sunburst green with Dégradé

Suede leather, cognac; Cordovan leather, brown

Recommended retail price
1,150€ for 36mm version and 1,250€ for 40mm version

DAVOSA Argonautic BG Automatic

Swiss watch brand DAVOSA presents a new version of its Argonautic watch diving watch.

The first version of this timepiece was introduced in 2008. Now the brand has announced the launch of Argonautic BG, a new model with quite a few amazing and interesting details.

DAVOSA Argonautic BG Automatic

Elegant in appearance, DAVOSA Argonautic BG features a 30 ATM water-resistant stainless steel case with new fluted bezel, screw-down crown, and helium escape valve.

DAVOSA Argonautic BG Automatic

The stainless steel TriaLink bracelet with individual screws and diver’s extension make the Argonautic very comfortable to wear both with and without a diving suit. On the new version, the clearly-structured dial has hand-applied satin-finish indexes.

DAVOSA Argonautic BG Automatic

The SuperLumiNova® BG W9 luminous material on the numerals and hands as well as in the luminous dot on the bezel ensures that the wearer can read the watch perfectly, even in poor visibility under water. One small element, the second hand, has also been reworked and its coloured arrowhead points at the second markers.

DAVOSA Argonautic BG Automatic watch with lume

The high-tech ceramic bezel has long been an impressive feature of the DAVOSA Argonautic. This scratch-resistant feature is there again on the new version.

DAVOSA has developed a new material for the new Argonautic that’s in no way inferior to high-tech ceramics in terms of its technical advantages, and that has the appearance of steel: BEYOND STEEL®.

DAVOSA Argonautic BG Automatic

This high-performance material is as heavy as gold (density 19.3g/cm³), almost as hard as diamond (9.5 Mohs scale) and can withstand extremely high temperatures (melting point 2,950 C°).

DAVOSA Argonautic BG Automatic watch with beyond steel bezel

BEYOND STEEL® is practically indestructible, completely resistant to chemicals and is both non-corrosive and nickel-free. With a hardness four times that of titanium and twice that of steel, BEYOND STEEL® is an ideal material for the bezel inlays of the new DAVOSA Argonautic. They are a feature of the Argonautic BGBS model.

DAVOSA Argonautic BG Automatic

Besides the classic Argonautic BG with a black dial, there are coloured versions in deep blue and emerald green, as well as a silver-white dial combined with the newly-developed BEYOND STEEL® bezel.

DAVOSA Argonautic BG Automatic

There are also a total of three strap variants to choose from: the sporty TriaLink metal strap, the fine-linked PentaLink metal strap or the fashionable Milanaise metal strap.

Technical details

Model: DAVOSA Argonautic BG Automatic

Reference numbers
161.528.01: Argonautic BGBS, silver-white, PentaLink strap
161.528.10: Argonautic BGBS, silver-white, TriaLink strap
161.528.11: Argonautic BGBS, silver-white, Milanaise strap
161.528.02: Argonautic BG, black, PentaLink strap
161.528.20: Argonautic BG, black, TriaLink strap
161.528.22: Argonautic BG, strap, Milanaise strap
161.528.04: Argonautic BG, deep blue, PentaLink strap
161.528.40: Argonautic BG, deep blue, TriaLink strap
161.528.44: Argonautic BG, deep blue, Milanaise strap
161.528.07: Argonautic BG, emerald green, PentaLink strap
161.528.70: Argonautic BG, emerald green, TriaLink strap
161.528.77: Argonautic BG, emerald green, Milanaise strap

Swiss automatic movement DAV 3021 (Base Sellita SW200-1)

Satin-finish stainless steel case
Screw-down crown and back
Scratch-resistant and anti-reflective sapphire glass
Watertight down to 300 metres (30 ATM)
Bezel: Luminous dot on the ceramic or BEYOND STEEL® bezel inlay
Dimensions: Ø 43 mm, height 13.5 mm
Manual helium valve

SuperLumiNova® BG W9 on the indexes and hands

Metal strap with folding clasp and diver’s extension
Strap lug 22 mm

Recommended Retail Price
898.00 Euros incl. VAT or RRP 928.00 Euros incl. VAT (Argonautic BGBS with BEYOND STEEL® bezel inlay)