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)

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

The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “IWC x Hot Wheels™ Racing Works” (Ref. I W377904) features a 43-millimeter case made of grade 5 titanium. The dark grey matte color of the case results from an elaborate surface treatment in which the case components are first polished and then blasted.

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

The case features a stunning engraving of the Hot Wheels flame logo on its side at 9 o’clock. The black dial is decorated with a subtle chequered racing flag pattern around the chronograph totalizers. Depending on the incidence of light, the laser-engraved squares alternate between a lighter and darker shade, giving the dial visual depth and a textured appearance. Powering the chronograph is the IWC-manufactured 69385 calibre movement, which is visible through the smoked glass case back.

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

The timepiece is fitted on a silver and black 1-piece textile strap, which picks up the color scheme of the IWC Racing Mercedes-Benz 300 SL.

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

The set also includes the Hot Wheels Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Racing Works Edition”. This exclusive Hot Wheels model was created by the Hot Wheels design team, sculpted, and detailed by Manson Cheung with graphics by Steve Vandervate and IWC designer Nicholas Schmidt.

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

It’s one of the most detailed 1:64th Hot Wheels model ever created. Only 50 models have been manufactured exclusively in Hot Wheels’ prototyping workshop. This version features opening gullwing doors, a faithfully reproduced interior complete with bucket seats, roll cage and red sill trims, full external detailing including clear headlights with the MB Star braces and racing graphics. As this set will be a limited run of only 50 pieces, the car will take its place as one of the rarest official Hot Wheels models ever released.

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

The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “IWC x Hot Wheels™ Racing Works” and the Hot Wheels Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Racing Works Edition” both bear the number 68 – a subtle nod to 1868 and 1968 respectively when IWC and Hot Wheels were founded.

The chronograph and the model car are presented in a bespoke metal toolbox in silver and black. The case also contains the instruction manual for the watch, a booklet about the project and a limitation plate with the individual corresponding set number.

Set number 1 will be auctioned for charity by Bonhams. The proceeds from the auction will go to the Two Bit Circus Foundation. The auction is live as of October 16th on www.bonhams.com/auction/27446.

Technical details

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

Functions
Chronograph function for hours, minutes and seconds
Date and day display
Small hacking seconds

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 69385
Mechanical movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 33
Power reserve: 46 h
Winding: Automatic

Case
Titanium case
Diameter: 43 mm
Height: 14.9 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Glass secured against displacement caused by drops in air pressure
Sapphire glass back
Water-resistant 6 bar

Dial
Black dial with emblazoned pattern
Black hands

Strap
Black and silver textile strap

Airain Type 20 Pink Ribbon Pièce Unique

Airain, the historic watch brand revived by Lebois & Co, presents a unique piece from its Type 20 Re-Edition series to support the Pink Dial Project.

Pink Dial Project is an initiative by Revolution and The Rake who have partnered with Time+Tide, Fratello Watches, The Eye of Jewelry and Loupe. Scheduled to conduct for a week from 25th October 2021, this charity auction will raise money for breast cancer awareness, research and treatment.

Airain Type 20 Pink Ribbon Pièce Unique

The Airain Type 20 Pink Ribbon Pièce Unique features a pink dial and unique pink ribbon case back engraving. This one-of-a-kind manual-winding chronograph watch is based on the Airain Type 20 Re-Edition.

It follows every detail the design and specifications of the original 1950’s Type 20, including a hand-wound column wheel chronograph with flyback function and countdown bezel. Its dial, protected by a domed Hesalite crystal, has the same Arabic numerals as the original timepieces, with two registers at 3 and 9 o’clock that can count to 30 minutes.

Airain Type 20 Pink Ribbon Pièce Unique

The Type 20 Re-Edition is powered by the manual-winding caliber AM1. Rated for 60 hours of power reserve, this mechanical movement developed and made by Manufacture La Joux-Perret S.A. in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

Technical details

Model: Type 20 Pink Ribbon Pièce Unique
Reference: 421.469

Case
Material: Stainless steel
Diameter: 39.5mm
Height: 10.85mm
Crystal: 3.92mm domed hesalite with anti-scratch treatment
Lug-to-lug: 47.7mm
Caseback: Screwed in
Bezel: Bidirectional
Water resistance: 50m (5ATM)

Movement
Caliber: Manual-wind column wheel chronograph caliber AM1 with flyback complication
Power reserve: 60 hours
Chronograph: 30 minutes
Jewels: 24 jewels
Shock protection: Incabloc

Strap
Strap: Genuine Suede Leather Strap in Grey with pink accents
Lug Width: 20mm

Patek Philippe Self-winding World Time Flyback Chronograph Reference 5930P-001

Patek Philippe presents a new World Time Flyback Chronograph model featuring a platinum case, green dial and a matching alligator strap.

Inspired by a one-of-a-kind model from 1940, Reference 5930 combines two functions: a self-winding flyback chronograph and World Time – an iconic complication in the history and collections of the Manufacture. This model was launched in 2016 in a white gold version with a blue dial and matching strap.

Patek Philippe Self-winding World Time Flyback Chronograph Reference 5930P-001

In the new platinum version, the names of the cities are printed in green on the corresponding disk. The green dial center highlights a circular hand-guilloched circular pattern. This color is picked up at 6 o’clock on the snailed 30-minute counter. The applied hour-markers and the faceted Dauphine-type hands in white gold are highlighted by a luminescent coating ensuring good legibility in all circumstances.

The entirely hand-polished platinum case is set with a diamond at 6 o’clock. It features the “wing-type” lugs typical of 1940s-1950s World Time watches.

Patek Philippe Self-winding World Time Flyback Chronograph Reference 5930P-001

As caliber CH 28-520 HU is equipped with a column wheel and the modern disk-type vertical clutch, the central chronograph hand can also be used as a permanent (running) seconds display – thus ensuring minimal wear and tear and without affecting the movement accuracy or power reserve. The 4 o’clock pusher enables instant restarting of a timing operation when the central hand is already performing an operation (“flyback” function) or is being used as a permanent (running) seconds display.

The World Time function simultaneously displays the time in 24 time zones. When changing time zones, an exclusive patented mechanism enables correction of all displays by pressing the 10 o’clock pusher, without affecting the accuracy of the movement.

The new Reference 5930P-001 is worn on a shiny bottle green alligator strap with a platinum fold-over clasp.

Technical details

Movement
Self-winding mechanical movement
Caliber CH 28‑520 HU
Diameter: 33 mm
Height: 7.97 mm
Parts: 343
Jewels: 38
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours – max. 55 hours
Winding rotor: 21K gold central rotor
Balance: Gyromax®
Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations/hour (4 Hz)
Balance spring: Spiromax®
Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal

Functions
Flyback chronograph
Central chronograph hand and 30-minute counter
World Time
24-hour and day/night indication for the 24 time zones

Dial
Green, hand-guilloched, gold applied hour markers with luminescent coating

Case
Platinum
Sapphire-crystal case back
Water-resistant to 30m
Case diameter: 39.5 mm
Height: 12.86 mm

Strap
Alligator leather with square scales, hand-stitched, shiny bottle green
Fold-over clasp

Patek Philippe Self-winding Flyback Chronograph with Annual Calendar, Reference 5905/1A-001 (in steel with an integrated bracelet and a sunburst green dial)

Incorporating a self-winding flyback chronograph and a patented annual calendar, Patek Philippe Reference 5905 belongs to the brand’s Complications family.

Launched as a platinum model in 2015, then in rose gold in 2019, Reference 5905 is now available for first time in stainless steel. Fitted with a three-link integrated bracelet, it boasts an elegant and contemporary-styled sunburst olive green dial.

Patek Philippe Self-winding Flyback Chronograph with Annual Calendar, Reference 5905/1A-001 (in steel with an integrated bracelet and a sunburst green dial)
Image Credit: Patek Philippe SA

The dial ensures excellent legibility for the additional functions, with a central chronograph hand, a large 60-minute subdial at 6 o’clock and three day/date/month apertures arranged in an arc for instant reading of the Annual Calendar indications. There is also a discreet day/night indicator at 6 o’clock that is useful for ensuring accurate date setting.

The caliber CH 28-520 QA 24H remains faithful to the traditional column wheel for the transmission of chronograph commands. However, instead of a toothed-wheel horizontal clutch, it has a vertical disk-type clutch. This modern technical solution causes almost no wear and tear, and the central chronograph seconds hand can also be used as a permanent (running) seconds display. The patented Annual Calendar automatically takes account of 30- and 31-day months, requiring only one correction per year, on March 1st. This movement is visible through the transparent sapphire caseback.

Patek Philippe Self-winding Flyback Chronograph with Annual Calendar, Reference 5905/1A-001 (in steel with an integrated bracelet and a sunburst green dial)
Image Credit: Patek Philippe SA

The polished steel case features a sophisticated construction with a concave bezel and recessed sides. The integrated steel bracelet is inspired by that of the Aquanaut Reference 5167/1A with its contrasting finishes (polished outer links and satin-finish inner links), while subtly distinguished from it by the underside of the bracelet and the edges which are polished, in line with the case. It is equipped with a patented Patek Philippe fold-over clasp secured by four independent catches.

The new Reference 5905/1A-001 is joining existing References 5905P-001 in platinum with a blue dial and 5905R-001 in rose gold with brown dial.

Technical details

Movement
Caliber CH 28‑520 QA 24H
Self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 33 mm
Height: 7.68 mm
Parts: 402
Jewels: 37
Power reserve: min. 45 hours – max. 55 hours
Winding rotor: 21K gold central rotor
Balance: Gyromax®
Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations/hour (4 Hz)
Balance spring: Spiromax®
Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal

Functions
Flyback Chronograph
Central chronograph hand and 60-minute counter
Annual Calendar
Day, date, month and day/night indication displayed in apertures

Dial
Olive green sunburst, gold applied hour markers

Case
Steel case
Sapphire crystal case back
Water-resistant to 30m
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 14.13 mm

Bracelet
Integrated Steel bracelet with fold-over clasp

Patek Philippe Reference 5204R-011: Split-seconds Chronograph and Perpetual Calendar with Rose Gold Case and Slate Gray Dial

Patek Philippe has expanded the Grand Complications family by launching a new version of Reference 5204 Split-Seconds Chronograph and Perpetual Calendar watch.

This multi-complication mechanical timepiece has been available since 2016 in two rose gold versions, one with a silvered opaline dial and chocolate brown alligator strap (5204R-001), the other with an opaline ebony black dial and rose gold Goutte (droplet) bracelet (5204/1R). Patek Philippe now presents a new variation with a rose gold case and a matching slate gray dial and strap.

Patek Philippe Reference 5204R-011: Split-seconds Chronograph and Perpetual Calendar with Rose Gold Case and Slate Gray Dial
Image Credit: PATEK PHILIPPE SA

The entirely hand-polished and sophisticatedly styled rose gold case is equipped with a concave bezel and two-tier lugs.

Despite the complexity of the movement, the indications on the “sunburst” dial stand out for their perfect legibility. The day and month are displayed in two in-line apertures at 12 o’clock. The date hand at 6 o’clock incorporates the moon-phase aperture. Small seconds and the instantaneous 30-minute counter appear on two subdials at 9 and 3 o’clock.

Two small round apertures display the leap-year cycle between 4 and 5 o’clock and the day/night indication between 7 and 8 o’clock – functions enabling accurate adjustment of the calendar. Whether by day or night, reading the time is facilitated by the applied hour-markers and Dauphine-type hands in rose gold, all with luminescent coating.

Patek Philippe Reference 5204R-011: Split-seconds Chronograph and Perpetual Calendar with Rose Gold Case and Slate Gray Dial
Image Credit: PATEK PHILIPPE SA

The transparent sapphire caseback offers the view the CHR 29-535 PS Q Split-seconds Chronograph and Perpetual Calendar Caliber. First introduced in 2012 on Reference 5204P-001, this meticulously finished manual-winding movement incorporates seven patented innovations, including six for the chronograph and one for the split-seconds mechanism.

The new Reference 5204R-011 is worn on a shiny slate gray calf leather strap with an embossed alligator pattern and a rose gold fold-over clasp. Available with interchangeable sapphire crystal and solid case-backs, it is joining the two existing versions in rose gold.

Technical details

Case
18K rose gold case
Diameter: 40 mm
Height: 14.3 mm
Interchangeable solid and sapphire crystal case backs
Water-resistant to 30m

Movement
Manually wound mechanical movement. Caliber CHR 29‑535 PS Q
Diameter: 32 mm
Height: 8.7 mm
Number of parts: 496
Bridges: 12
Jewels: 34
Power reserve with the chronograph disengaged: min. 55 hours – max. 65 hours
Balance: Gyromax®
Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations/hour (4 Hz)
Balance spring: Breguet
Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal

Functions
Split-Seconds chronograph
Instantaneous 30-minute counter
Perpetual calendar
Day, month, leap year and day/night indication displayed in apertures
Date indicated by hand
Moon phases
Small seconds

Dial
Slate gray sunburst, gold applied hour markers with luminescent coating
18K gold dial plate

Strap
Calfskin, embossed alligator pattern, hand-stitched, shiny gray
Fold-over clasp

Cedric Johner Abyss Chronograph 30th Anniversary Limited Edition

Switzerland based independent master watchmaker Cedric Johner has released a limited edition watch to mark the 30th anniversary of his professional independence. Limited to 30 pieces, this commemorative timepiece is the reissue of the iconic Abyss watch.

Cedric Johner’s career has been shaped through many experiences, starting with jewelry at Chopard – where all began – to the world of watchmaking. He created his eponymous brand in 1997.

Cedric Johner Abyss Chronograph 30th Anniversary Limited Edition

To celebrate his 30 years of activity, Cédric Johner has decided to reissue a unique timepiece, reflecting his know-how and highlighting his creativity.

For the first time, Cédric Johner is offering the Abyss Chronograph column wheel model in 316L steel with exceptional finishes.

Cedric Johner Abyss Chronograph 30th Anniversary Limited Edition

Customers take part in this creation by having the possibility of choosing the color of the dial, the artisanal finishes of the movement, as well as the bracelet. As usual, almost all of the components of this watch are handcrafted by Cédric Johner in his workshop in Carouge, step by step. Each model is emotional and characterized by the uniqueness of its finishes.

The Abyss Chronograph column wheel model in 316L steel is limited to 30 pieces, all numbered and having a reference certificate.

Cedric Johner Abyss Chronograph 30th Anniversary Limited Edition

Initially, the watch is available for preorder for the most loyal and prestigious customers of its brand. In the second stage, the watch will be put on sale to general customers. The fastest will be able to choose their limited number directly via the online reservation system.

Technical details

Model: Cédric Johner Limited Edition Abyss Chronograph

Case
Case shaped by hand
Material: 316L stainless steel
Sapphire crystal top and spherical shape
Round and flat sapphire bottom glass
Crown: Stainless steel hand-engraved with my maker’s mark J
Double spring stainless steel shape chronograph pushers
Angled / polished stainless steel screw back, lines drawn on the face and hand-engraved with a chisel
Each background is individually numbered from 1/30 to 30/30

Dimensions
Width: 39.00mm
Length: 41.20mm
Length with lugs: 47.50mm
Thickness: 11.80mm

Functions
Hours, minutes and small seconds located at 9 o’clock
Column wheel chronograph with central 60 seconds hand and 30-minute counter located at 3 o’clock
Start / Stop function located at 2 o’clock
Reset function located at 4 o’clock

Movement
Manual winding movement
18’000 Alt / h
13 ’’ ’lines
Screw balance
Manual winding on the crown
Handmade “small seeds” decoration on the surfaces of the bridges and the mainplate
Hollow-out of the mainplate and resting of the pearl bridges
Angled and rimmed wheels
Polished bevelled springs, drawn sides, satin-finished shellac stone top
Polished beveled lever, rocker and clutch, drawn sidewalls, shellac stone satin finish
Screws, bevelled, polished and rimmed

Dial
Grade 5 titanium, circled and colored by anodization
Ringed 925 silver counter colored by electrolysis
925 silver pastille circled and individually numbered 1/30 to 30/30
Decals numbers by pad printing

Strap
Full skin alligator strap, rolled up and sewn by hand
Handmade 316L stainless steel pin buckle

Price details
Export Price: CHF 28’500.- (WT)
Price for Switzerland: CHF 30’694.- (included VAT 7.7%)

Warranty
2 years international warranty

Carl F. Bucherer X Caran d’Ache Signature Moments Project: Manero Flyback Signature Watch & Pen Set

Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Carl F. Bucherer and Caran D’Ache, the Geneva-based maker of outstanding writing and drawing instruments, have joined forces for a new limited edition set comprising of a luxury wristwatch and a striking writing instrument.

Carl F. Bucherer X Caran d’Ache Signature Moments Project
Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback Signature watch and the Caran d’Ache Signature rollerball pen. (Carl F. Bucherer)

Unveiled on October 8 this year, the Signature Moments project includes a special limited edition (188 pieces) of the Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback Signature watch and a superb Caran d’Ache Signature rollerball pen. The watch and the writing instrument are presented together in an innovative travel pouch made from eco-friendly material, which is delivered in a beautifully crafted wooden box.

Carl F. Bucherer X Caran d’Ache Signature Moments Project

The new Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback Signature combines technical sophistication, sporty chic design, and the cosmopolitan essence that characterizes the line. With its flyback function – the ability to reset and restart the chronograph timer with a simple touch – it is a stunning example of the brand’s Made of Lucerne horological craftsmanship.

Carl F. Bucherer X Caran d’Ache Signature Moments Project

Its graphite gray chronograph subdials offer a sharp contrast to the silvered dial, whose hour markers recall some of the colors of the pencils that are such an important part of Caran d’Ache’s best-known products. Inside the 43 mm stainless steel case is the CFB 1970 automatic caliber with a power reserve of 42 hours.

Carl F. Bucherer X Caran d’Ache Signature Moments Project

The watch is presented on a stylishly striped beige and graphite gray NATO strap with red highlights, but anyone who wants to be able to make a different style statement or express a different mood in the space of a few seconds will be excited to find a second striped NATO strap – this one in two blue tones – nestled in the travelling pouch with the Caran d’Ache pen.

Carl F. Bucherer X Caran d’Ache Signature Moments Project

Both straps are crafted from 100% sustainable materials. The watch is water resistant to 30 m (3 atm).

The Caran d’Ache Signature writing instrument echoes the Manero Flyback’s traditional form; its rhodium- and silver-coated body is adorned with a deep “crown effect” guillochage and decorated with hand-lacquered multicolored triangles that perfectly complement the watch’s face.

Carl F. Bucherer X Caran d’Ache Signature Moments Project

A thin red line engraved in the clip is reminiscent of the watch’s hand and the cap features a delicately lacquered graphite grey hexagonal isotype.

Carl F. Bucherer X Caran d’Ache Signature Moments Project

The Caran d’Ache Signature rollerball pen is a subtle blend of precious materials that is magnified by the traditional guillochage and lacquering techniques, which are still upheld by Caran d’Ache today. With its streamlined body, this exceptional writing instrument offers easy handling and optimum writing comfort, complete with a touch of timeless elegance.

Technical details

Model: Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback Signature
Reference number: 00.10919.08.13.98

Movement
Automatic, CFB 1970 caliber, diameter 30.4 mm, height 7.9 mm, 25 jewels
Power reserve: 42 hours

Functions
Chronograph: minute and seconds counters, flyback function, date, hour, minute, small seconds

Case
Stainless steel, double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Case back with sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 30bar (3m)
Diameter: 43 mm, height 14.45 mm
Numbered on the caseback – 001/188 until 188/188

Dial
Silver colored, indices in rainbow colors, graphite grey counters

Strap
NATO textile strap, 100% recycled PET with calfskin patch (beige/grey/red), stainless steel pin buckle
Additional strap: NATO textile strap, 100% recycled PET with calfskin patch (blue), stainless steel pin buckle

Limitation
188 pieces

Model: Caran d’Ache Signature rollerball pen

  • Body: Rhodium- and silver-coated body with deep “crown effect” engraving
  • Diameter: 12.2 mm, length: 135.73 mm
  • Body and cap decorated with hand-lacquered triangles in 12 different colors in reference to Caran d’Ache color wheel
  • Cap: Graphite grey hexagonal isotype in reference to the watch counters and Caran d’Ache graphite pencils
  • Clip: Hinged clip engraved with a line of Caran d’Ache red lacquer
  • Engravings: Engraved number on writing block – 001/188 to 188/188
  • Cartridge: Equipped with a black rollerball cartridge F
  • Limitation: 188 pieces

REC Watches 901 GW Collection – The “Carbon Exoskeleton” and the “Chelsea Grey”, in Collaboration with Gunther Werks

REC Watches has released a new limited-edition collection of 901 Swiss-made timepieces, made from carbon fiber from the two Porsche 993 cars Remastered by Gunther Werks: The “Carbon Exoskeleton” and the “Chelsea Grey”.

The 901 GW Collection consists of two certified Swiss-made timepieces, both featuring a Sellita SW510 B chronograph movement, and a fully in house designed 6-piece case infused with recycled Gunther Werks carbon fiber from two donor vehicles’ build process.

REC Watches 901 GW Collection

The REC “Carbon Exoskeleton” limited-edition timepiece features recycled carbon fiber from the Porsche 993 “Carbon Exoskeleton” Remastered by Gunther Werks.

The Porsche 993 “Carbon Exoskeleton” Remastered by Gunther Werks
The Porsche 993 “Carbon Exoskeleton” Remastered by Gunther Werks

The car is Gunther Werks’ only fully exposed carbon fiber vehicle, and gives a rare glimpse of what lies beneath the exquisite paint job you usually see. The raw carbon fiber – as beautiful as it is strong – is painstakingly hand laid, with every seam and pattern aligned with absolute precision.

REC Watches 901 GW Carbon Exoskeleton

The timepiece takes inspiration from the car in both design and color scheme, and with tones blue and black, with highlights of orange. The model is limited to 188 pieces.

REC Watches 901 GW Carbon Exoskeleton

This limited-edition REC “Chelsea Grey” watch features recycled carbon fiber from Gunther Werks’ very first customer commission – the Porsche 993 “Chelsea Grey” Remastered by Gunther Werks.

The Porsche 993 “Chelsea Grey” Remastered by Gunther Werks
The Porsche 993 “Chelsea Grey” Remastered by Gunther Werks

The “Chelsea Grey ‘’ is Gunther Werks’ very first customer commission – a major milestone for any car manufacturer – and took over three years and thousands of hours of labor to develop.

REC Watches 901 GW Chelsea Grey

Dressed in a stylish gray-and-red color scheme and featuring an exposed carbon fiber dash and red leather interior, this is one jaw-dropping sports car. Limited to 232 pieces, this timepiece takes inspiration from the car in both design and color scheme, with tones of red and grey, with highlights of white.

REC Watches 901 GW Chelsea Grey

Based in Southern California, Gunther Werks was founded by Peter Nam on the principles of passion, performance and a drive to embed modern technologies in a classic masterpiece.

The company put a modern twist on the last air-cooled Porsche 911, the 993, which is considered by many to be the ultimate embodiment of the 911. Gunther Werks’ mission is to modify the DNA of the original car and beef up its performance while retaining the driving experience. During the restomod process, Gunther Werks strips each vehicle back to its frame before dressing it in their own carbon fiber bodywork.

Gunther Werks provided REC Watches with carbon fiber from the “Carbon Exoskeleton” and the “Chelsea Grey” build process. The craftsmen of REC watches then granulated and reforged the donated carbon fiber with new carbon fiber, into the visible middle section of the watch case.

REC Watches 901 GW Chelsea Grey

The two wrist watches also feature a top glass sapphire crystal with 3 layers of anti-reflective coating, BGW9 blue luminous on hour and minute hand and stainless steel caseback with laser-engraving and deep etching.

These timepieces are available on http://www.recwatches.com only. Pre-orders are open now. Price per watch is $2,495 USD. Expected delivery will be in November 2021.

Technical details

Movement
Swiss Made Sellita SW510 B
Mechanical, Self-Winding With Ball Bearing
Cam Operated Chronograph
Frequency: 28,800 VPH (4.0 HZ)
Power reserve: 62 Hours
27 Jewels

Case
6-piece 316L stainless steel case
Original and reforged carbon fiber middle case
Case diameter: 44 MM
Lug to lug: 46 MM
Thickness: 14.35 MM
Lug width: 24 MM
Sapphire Crystal with 3 layer antireflective coating top glass
Bezel: Inspired by the car’s casings for headlights
Case back: The Stainless steel caseback is inspired by the engine’s X-brace and vented engine cover, and features laser-engraving and deep etching
Recycled material: The visible middle section of the watch is recycled carbon fiber from the roof panels of Gunther Werks’ “Carbon Exoskelton” and “Chelsea Grey”
Water resistance: 5 ATM, 50 meters

Dial
Inspired by the car’s dashboard instruments
BGW9 blue luminous on hour and minute hand

Strap
The extra-wide double-calf leather strap with Alcantara top inlay
Quick-release system for easy strap changes

Ulysse Nardin Monaco Yacht Show Limited Editions

After a “year off”, the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show took place from 28th September to 1st October 2021. To mark this milestone event, Ulysse Nardin, the Show’s official sponsor for over 10 years, launched two new limited editions of its DIVER and MARINE Mega yacht watches. Both timepieces are inspired by the Ocean and enhanced with new colors.

Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph 44mm Monaco Yacht Show Limited Edition

Ulysse Nardin DIVER is one of the most reliable and contemporary diving watches on the market. The new Diver Chronograph Monaco Yacht Show Limited Edition is available in only 100 pieces. It has a sapphire caseback and is driven by the Manufacture UN-150 automatic movement with silicium and a 48- hour power reserve.

Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph 44mm Monaco Yacht Show Limited Edition

The model is also adorned with touches of red: from the bezel joint and the seconds hand, to the hands on the small counters and the date. Also, the “MONACO YACHT SHOW” signature is featured under the Ulysse Nardin logo. The case, the bezel and the UN element are made of titanium and the bezel is coated with rubber.

Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph 44mm Monaco Yacht Show Limited Edition

This model has all the features of a diver’s watch: ultra-resistant sapphire crystal, screw-down crown, Super Luminova on the 0, rotating inverted bezel for optimal readability, and water resistant down to 300 meters. There are several strap options: rubber, metal or fabric with a Velcro fastener.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht Watch 44mm Limited Edition 5N Rose Gold

Built in the same spirit as a luxury mega yacht, the new Marine Mega Yacht watch, crafted in pink gold, is regulated by a flying tourbillon equipped with a cage modelled on a latest-generation ship’s propeller.

Intimately linked to the concept of the mega yacht, this timepiece displays on its 3D “grand feu” enamel dial, reminiscent of a ship’s bow plowing its way through the ocean waves, not only the time, but also a precise representation of the Moon with an ultra-detailed surface, a sophisticated tide indicator across its width, together with an anchor raised by a chain attached to a windlass positioned at 12 o’clock indicating the power reserve.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht Watch 44mm Limited Edition 5N Rose Gold

With its diameter of 44mm, this instrument displays on its dial the streamlined bows of a luxury vessel. Magnificently reproduced in 3D, it seems to surface from a pool of white gold as though it was emerging from the mist, and cuts through a sea of “Grand Feu” Enamel on a wave of foam portrayed with astonishing realism.

To highlight its nautical world inspiration, the cage of the flying tourbillon is decorated with a propeller with its blades specially honed for latest- generation yachts.

The hands, with their design inspired by the venerable marine timepieces that the Manufacture has always supplied, move majestically, like the lamps of lighthouses or buoys floating on the horizon out at sea. The powerful mechanical movement of the watch has a diameter of 37 mm. This hand-wound calibre features 504 components. It guarantees a power reserve of 80 hours. It beats at 21,600 vibrations per hour, with the tourbillon rotating at 60 rotations per hour (or one rotation every 60 seconds).

Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht Watch 44mm Limited Edition 5N Rose Gold

Its first role is to provide an analog time display, giving a three- dimensional presentation of the phases of the Moon and containing a mechanism that displays the height of the tides in real time in relation to a specific location, in addition to indicating the seasonal coefficients, once the mechanism has been adjusted by the action of the winding-crown, the position of which is measured in a window opened up in the side of the watch-band in the same way as the screen of an exercise telegraph.

The anchor, fashioned in the form of a plowshare, is linked to the chain by the anchor ring (and which itself passes through a mooring chock which might have been thought to be entirely decorative). It moves in response to the movements of the winding-crown so as to indicate the power reserve.

An authentic miniature windlass is visible at 12 o’clock. Through the action of a set of conical wheels in contact with the winding mechanism of the barrel, the latter turns to simulate the raising of the anchor, even when the winding process has been fully completed.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht Watch 44mm Limited Edition 5N Rose Gold

The display of the phases of the Moon is made with the aid of a precise 3D reduced-size representation of Earth’s satellite, and which, in order to make a special impact, presents a surface reminiscent of the Moon’s actual surface by reproducing it through the use of an ultra-precise engraving. It is made up of two half-spheres, one treated in blue PVD (for the period of the new Moon) and the other rhodiumized (to simulate the illuminating effect of the Sun).

Its adjustment in relation to the annual calendar is undertaken through the winding-crown, once its indicator is in place on the telegraph window opened up in the side of the watch-band is placed on the corresponding indication(S: Set position for setting the hands/TM : Tide and Moon position/W : position for winding the movement).

In the intermediate position, the Moon phase and tide volume indication is regulated by turning the crown counter- clockwise (one turn of the crown represents four days), while in the clockwise direction the operator regulates the level of the tide depending on his location (one turn of the crown represents a 0. 25 turn of the disk, equivalent to 9.5 hours).

Limited to 30 pieces, the Marine Mega Yacht watch offers the possibility of engraving the name or motto in the plaque positioned on the side of the watch-band so as to make it truly unique.

Technical details

Model: Diver Chronograph Monaco Yacht Show Limited Edition

References
1503-170LE-0A-MON/3A
1503-170LE-01-MON/3B

Movement
Caliber UN-150, Manufacture movement
Silicium escapement
Power reserve: 48 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes
Small seconds counter at 9 o’clock
Chronograph: minute counter at 3 o’clock, hour meter at 6 o’clock, central chronograph seconds hand

Case
Titanium, screw-down crown, screw-in safety push-buttons
Case back: Open case back with sapphire crystal
Diameter: 44 mm
Bezel: Inverted concave unidirectional rotating bezel
Water resistance: 300 m

Dial
“Monaco Yacht Show” Signature

Strap
Rubber strap with UN element

Edition
Limited edition of 100 pieces

Price
12’300 CHF / 11’300 EUR / 13’000 USD / 10’810 GBP

Model: Marine Mega Yacht 5N Rose Gold Limited Edition, Reference 6312-305

Movement
UN-631 caliber
Power reserve: 80 hours

Functions
Power reserve with anchor and windlass linked to the winding mechanism
Flying tourbillon
Moon phase indication
Indicator of tidal coefficients and volumes

Dial
In-house enamel dial

Case
5N Rose Gold, polished
Case-back: Sapphire crystal displaying the movement inspired by a ship’s engine room
Diameter: 44 mm
Water resistance: 50 m

Strap
Fully-integrated strap made of navy blue alligator leather

Edition
Limited edition of 30 pieces

Price
290’000 CHF / 266’800 EUR / 306’000 USD / 254’390 GBP

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Series

Seiko’s new Prospex Speedtimer Series combines the Japanese watchmaking giant’s heritage in sports timing and its leadership in chronograph technology. The collection is comprised of six models: Two automatic chronographs and four solar chronographs.

In the 1960’s, Seiko forayed into the international sports timing stage with a whole new generation of high-precision timing devices. Many international sports federations endorsed these instruments for leading sports events.

An essential factor for this success was a range of stopwatches that incorporated Seiko’s innovative “heart-shaped cam” mechanism, which provided an unparallel level of precision. Then, in 1969, Seiko introduced the Seiko Speedtimer with the innovative Caliber 6139. It was the world’s first automatic chronograph with a column wheel and vertical clutch.

Among the two automatic models, one is a limited edition watch. Featuring a white dial, the limited edition chronograph evokes the 1/5th second stopwatch from 1964. The numerals at each ten-second mark and the markings stand out prominently against the plain white dial and guarantee the same high level of legibility.

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph Limited Edition SRQ035
Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph Limited Edition SRQ035, Image Credit: SEIKO

The chronograph second hand is gently curved down towards the dial so that the tip of the hand is as close as possible to the dial’s markers and extends to the tachymeter markings at the very edge of the dial, thus ensuring that elapsed time can be read accurately at a glance. The large concave pushers ensure the high operability for which the original stopwatch was renowned.

The Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph Limited Edition SRQ035 is equipped with Caliber 8R46, a brand new automatic chronograph movement. It shares the same performance attributes as Caliber 8R48 but incorporates two sub-dials instead of three and has a date window at the six o’clock position.

The vertical clutch and column wheel ensure the precision and durability which are the hallmarks of the 8R Caliber series. The escapement is lightweight and strong, thanks to the use of MEMS technology which enhances the stability of the watch’s precision. With the push of the reset button, the hands return back to zero instantly and in perfect synchronization.

The watch is presented on a stainless steel bracelet that is specially designed and constructed for the series. Its thickness, weight and low center of gravity ensure stability and a high level of comfort on the wrist. If the wearer chooses, the bracelet can be replaced with the black leather strap that is also included and whose stitching is designed to increase the durability of the strap.

In addition to the limited edition watch, a new creation with the same case and bracelet and also powered by Caliber 8R64 joins the main Prospex collection.

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph SRQ037
Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph SRQ037, Image Credit: SEIKO

Its charcoal-gray dial evokes Seiko’s and Japan’s first chronograph wristwatch, the Crown Chronograph from 1964. Its beveled hour markers, sharp hour and minute hands with colored Lumibrite, chronograph pushers and the markers on the outer dial ring echo the design of the historic model.

The new series also includes four new Prospex solar chronographs powered by Caliber V192. The case shape is faithful to the original but its 39mm diameter, the combination of hairline and smooth polishing on the bracelet and the curved sapphire glass bring it right up to date.

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Solar Chronograph
Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Solar Chronograph, Image Credit: SEIKO

These new solar chronographs are offered in four different dial colors; white, navy, gold and black. Their dials have a sandblast finish which ensures the high level of legibility that is a core characteristic of every Prospex watch.

All six watches in the new Speedtimer series will be available from November 2021 at the Seiko boutiques and selected retail partners worldwide.

Technical details

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph Limited Edition: SRQ035
Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph: SRQ037

Movement
Caliber 8R46, Automatic Chronograph
Column wheel and vertical clutch systems
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: 45 hours
Jewels: 34

Exterior
Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating in the inner surface
See-through caseback
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 42.5mm Thickness: 15.1mm
Three-fold clasp with push button release
Additional Calfskin strap included (SRQ035)

Price
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: €3,200 (SRQ035) / €3,000 (SRQ037)

Edition
Limited edition of 1,000 (SRQ035)

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Solar Chronograph: SSC813, SSC815, SSC817, SSC819

Movement
Caliber V192 Solar Chronograph
24 Hour Hand (adjustable),
Power Reserve Indicator
Solar Charging

Exterior
Stainless steel case and bracelet
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating in the inner surface
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 39.0mm Thickness: 13.3mm
Three-fold clasp with push button release

Price
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: €680

Czapek & Cie Antarctique Rattrapante Limited Edition

Swiss luxury watch brand Czapek & Cie presents Antarctique Rattrapante, the latest model in its Antarctique family, the modern and sportive line introduced in 2020.

The Czapek & Cie Antarctique Rattrapante is the first split-second chronograph whose fascinating mechanism is visible from the dial side.

Czapek & Cie Antarctique Rattrapante Limited Edition

A split-second chronograph is one of the most complex horological mechanisms. The Calibre SHX6, Czapek’s proprietary movement created in collaboration with Chronode, is a work of art from the mechanical and aesthetic standpoint. For one, the number and thickness of the main components had to be reduced to make sure the timepiece would keep its streamlined look and feel and fit well into the 42.5-millimeter case.

Czapek & Cie Antarctique Rattrapante Limited Edition

The focus of the movement is the tripod bridge in the centre that holds down a patented satellite minute train and the patent-pending split-second mechanism just below.

The two column wheels, one at the top (for the chronograph) and the bottom (for the split-second mechanism) divide the movement into two halves. The minute totaliser at four o’clock and the small seconds at seven o’clock serve as visual anchors to this high flying, modern and dynamic timepiece, and maintain the link to the company’s spiritus rector, the great nineteenth-century watchmaker, François Czapek, who was using vertical symmetry as an aesthetic guide.

Czapek & Cie Antarctique Rattrapante Limited Edition

The Antarctique Rattrapante comes with Czapek’s bespoke stainless-steel bracelet, whose links are shaped as a stylized letter C. It will be available at the brand’s boutique in Geneva, official retailers and online at Czapek.com as a subscription in a limited edition of 77 pieces.

Technical details

Model: Antarctique Rattrapante

Case
42.5mm stainless-steel case
Height (with glass-box): 15.3mm
Perceived height (bezel to case-back): 10.5mm
Sapphire crystal glass-box with anti-reflective treatment
Sapphire case back with anti-reflective treatment on the inner side
Water resistance: 120m

Functions
Split-second monopusher chronograph, hours, minutes & seconds
Chronograph’s minutes at 4:30
Small seconds at 7:30
Split-second pusher at 10:30

Movement
Calibre SXH6: haute horlogerie automatic power-horse movement with a split-second monopusher chronograph module
Power reserve: 60 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz – 28’800 VpH
Variable inertia balance wheel
Two column wheels, chronograph horizontal clutch, patent-pending split-second clamp
49 jewels, 292 components
Recycled 5N rose gold rotor with Czapek logo
Diameter: 34mm

Finish
Finely shot-blasted bridges with hand-polished chamfers
Linear satin-finished chronograph levers with hand-polished chamfers
Circular satin-finished wheels
Black-polished screws, studs and column wheels

Dial
Open-worked split-second chronograph on the dial side (world première)
Sword hours and minutes hands with SuperLuminova treatment
Split-second hand with red tip
Diamond-chamfered rhodium-plated minutes ring and counters

Bracelet
Integrated stainless steel bracelet with Czapek exclusive “Easy Release” system
Optional leather or rubber strap

Edition
Limited to 77 pieces

Retail price
46’000 CHF or 43’400 EUR (no tax) or 51’900 USD (US taxes included)

Baume & Mercier Riviera Chronograph: References M0A10623, M0A10624 and M0A10625

Swiss luxury watch brand Baume & Mercier has added three new chronograph watches into the iconic Riviera collection.

Introduced in 1973, Riviera conveys the values of joy and carefree living that were synonymous with the free-spirited seventies. This year, the watch has been redesigned following Baume & Mercier’s Swiss know-how and integrating contemporary style codes.

Baume & Mercier Riviera Chronograph

Representing the fifth generation of the Riviera, the new collection was presented at Watches & Wonders 2021 with automatic 42-mm models, while top-of-the-range Baumatic versions in the same size were the standout stars of the collection.

Baume & Mercier Riviera Chronograph

The brand has added three variations of the new Riviera chronograph, whose diameter measures 43 mm. These three watches with assertive characters fit perfectly with this tradition. Staying true to the design of the original pieces, the Riviera automatic chronographs echo the legendary watch: a 12-sided bezel, a dial with a unique wave-shaped decoration symbolising the meeting between a mountain and the ocean, and interchangeable straps – using the Fast Strap system developed by the Brand – in steel or rubber.

Baume & Mercier Riviera Chronograph

Two versions are available, with a polished and satin-brushed steel case. The first is adorned with a blue sun satin-finished dial and a matching blue rubber strap. The second has a black sun satin-finished dial and an integrated steel bracelet. The third design completely black: a black case in microblasted ADLC-steel, a black sun satin-finished dial and a black rubber strap.

Baume & Mercier Riviera Chronograph

These new Riviera chronographs are equipped with the legendary “Swiss made” automatic movement Valjoux 7750 with a 48-hour power reserve and runs at 28,800 vph, or 4 Hertz.

Baume & Mercier Riviera Chronograph

Each model features a double day-date window at three o’clock, a small second hand at 9 o’clock and two sub-dials for chronograph functions: a minute counter at 12 o’clock and an hour counter at 6 o’clock.

Baume & Mercier Riviera Chronograph

The smartly designed case/bracelet integration provides the Riviera with beautifully balanced proportions as well as increased comfort for its wearer. The three new chronograph models are fitted with interchangeable straps that have a triple folding buckle and a safety clasp. They also feature the ingenious “Fast Strap” interchangeability system developed by Baume & Mercier, so the flexible or steel bracelet can be changed quickly.

Technical details

Model: RIVIERA Automatic Chronograph 43 mm

Movement
Automatic (Valjoux 7750)
Power reserve: 48 hours
Jewels: 25
Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 vph)
Thickness: 7.9 mm

Functions
H/M, small second, chronograph, day, date

Riviera, Reference M0A10623

Baume & Mercier Riviera Chronograph 10623

Case
Dodecagonal
Diameter: 43 mm
Thickness: 14.1 mm
Polished and satin-finished stainless steel case
Antiglare (2 faces) scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Sun satin-finished and polished stainless steel bezel equipped with 4 sandblasted screws
Sapphire dodecagonal case back secured with 4 screws
Octogonal free crown with Phi logo embossed
Water-resistance: 10 ATM (approx. 100m)

Dial
Sun satin-finished blue and waves decor
Riveted Roman numerals and indexes coated with
Superluminova (C1, blue emission)
Faceted rhodium-plated hands
Day and date apertures at 3 o’clock

Strap
Integrated grained and satin-finished blue rubber
Interchangeable system that allows to change the strap without any need for tools

Buckle
Triple folding buckle with security push-pieces
Adjustement system for added comfort

Price
3,350 CHF

Riviera, Reference M0A10624

Baume & Mercier Riviera Chronograph 10624

Case
Dodecagonal
Diameter: 43 mm
Thickness: 14.1 mm
Polished and satin-finished stainless steel case
Antiglare (2 faces) scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Sun satin-finished and polished stainless steel bezel equipped with 4 sandblasted screws
Sapphire dodecagonal case back secured with 4 screws*
Octogonal free crown with Phi logo embossed
Water-resistance: 10 ATM (approx. 100m)

Dial
Sun satin-finished black and waves decor
Riveted Roman numerals and indexes coated with
Superluminova (C1, blue emission)
Faceted rhodium-plated hands
Day and date apertures at 3 o’clock

Bracelet
Integrated 3-row polished and satin-finished stainless steel
Interchangeable system that allows to change the bracelet without any need for tools
Triple folding clasp with security push-pieces

Price
3,450 CHF

Riviera, Reference M0A10625

Baume & Mercier Riviera Chronograph 10625

Case
Dodecagonal
Diameter: 43 mm
Thickness: 14.1 mm
Sandblasted steel-ADLC case
Antiglare (2 faces) scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Sandblasted steel-ADLC bezel equipped with 4 sandblasted screws
Added 2N PVD steel ring in the middle of the case
Sapphire dodecagonal case back secured with 4 screws*
Octogonal free crown with Phi logo embossed
Water-resistance: 10 ATM (approx. 100m)

Dial
Sun satin-finished black and waves decor
Riveted Roman numerals and indexes coated with
Superluminova (C1, blue emission)
Faceted rhodium-plated hands, gilt hands for chronograph functions
Day and date apertures at 3 o’clock

Strap
Integrated grained and satin-finished black rubber
Interchangeable system that allows to change the strap without any need for tools
Triple folding buckle with security push-pieces
Adjustement system for added comfort

Price
3,750 CHF

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm

Audemars Piguet has released a new Royal Oak Offshore line in 43 mm with 5 models, featuring titanium, 18-carat pink gold or stainless steel case.

This new launch represents the first redesign of the Royal Oak Offshore since the evolution of the 44 mm collection in the early 2000s. While retaining the essence of the Royal Oak Offshore’s original characteristics, the design of the case and dial has evolved to offer optimum aesthetics and ergonomics.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm

These models also introduce the Manufacture’s latest integrated flyback chronograph, Calibre 4401, in the Royal Oak Offshore collection. The new Royal Oak Offshore 43 mm is fitted with the Manufacture’s new interchangeable strap system that enables wearers to change straps easily.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with titanium case and bezel, blue dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern and rhodium-toned counters

The new 43 mm Royal Oak Offshore in titanium, 18-carat pink gold or stainless steel combines the collection’s strong identity with a more ergonomically refined design.

The case presents larger polished chamfers on the edges, while the bezel as well as the screw-locked crown and chronograph push-pieces follow a slight curvature for more visual appeal. To the exception of the all-titanium version, the other four timepieces in the collection feature a ceramic bezel for a powerful two-tone contrast.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm

The glare-proofed sapphire crystal curved from 6 to 12 o’clock seamlessly fits the curvature of the bezel and completes the overall design. The Manufacture’s trademark alternation of hand-polished chamfers and satin-brushed finishing adorning the case and bezel furthers the watch’s new aesthetic.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm

The new Royal Oak Offshore 43 mm line introduces the Manufacture’s latest in-house integrated chronograph, Calibre 4401, in the Royal Oak Offshore collection. This self-winding chronograph movement is equipped with a column wheel and the flyback function that enables to restart the chronograph without stopping or resetting it first.

Calibre 4401 also features a vertical clutch system that prevents hands from jumping when the chronograph is started or stopped, as well as a patented zero resetting mechanism ensuring that each one of the counter hands is seamlessly reset to zero.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with stainless steel case, black ceramic bezel Smoked light brown “Méga Tapisserie” pattern dial with black counters

The movement’s dedicated blackened 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight and refined decorations, including “Côtes de Genève,” “traits tirés” and circular graining can be admired through the sapphire caseback.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with 18-carat pink gold case, black ceramic bezel, black dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern and rhodium-toned counters

The caseback also reveals components usually hidden from view such as the column wheel and the so-called “dance” of the chronograph hammers.

With its selfwinding mechanism, 70 hours of power reserve and water resistance to 100 m, Calibre 4401 perfectly complements the Royal Oak Offshore.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with stainless steel case, black ceramic bezel Smoked light brown “Méga Tapisserie” pattern dial with black counters

The Royal Oak Offshore 43 mm line is fitted with the Manufacture’s new interchangeable strap system. The interchangeability system has been directly integrated into the buckle and case’s studs, in perfect harmony with the case’s aesthetic codes.

The ease and efficiency of the new system will allow clients to change the straps and buckles of their new timepiece themselves with a quick click and release. The double-push system also grants optimum security when the watch is worn on the wrist. In addition, the interchangeable rubber straps in black, blue, grey and brown hues adorning the different models, as well as the AP pin buckle, are endowed with a new design.

The Royal Oak Offshore’s “Méga Tapisserie” pattern adorning the dial, available in shades of black, grey, light brownand blue, has been newly designed to offer enhanced contrast and high-end finishing. The pyramids composing the stamped Tapisserie have been sharpened and connected to one another with a raised criss-cross pattern that adds depth to the dial.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with titanium case, Grey ceramic bezel, Grey Méga Tapisserie pattern dial and blue counters

The pyramids’ finishing gives a satin effect in an echo to the case’s bold yet refined aesthetic. Extensive programming and numerous prototypes were necessary to reach the perfect balance of sportiness and elegance.

The chronograph counters have also been rearranged to improve legibility: the minute counter now appears at 9 o’clock, while the hour counter is positioned at 3 o’clock. In addition, the date window has been moved closer to the inner bezel between 4 and 5 o’clock. The small seconds counter is, for its part, at 6 o’clock.

Furthermore, the watch presents the new Royal Oak Offshore logo adorning all new models across the collection. The applied gold AP initials appear without the long-form signature at 12 o’clock.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm

The dial also features more assertive gold Royal Oak hands adding to the watch’s powerful identity.

Since it hit the world of fine watches in 1993, the Royal Oak Offshore has offered a platform for innovation, seeing a raft of new materials, case sizes, complications, colours and dial designs.

In 1999, the Manufacture introduced a bolder guilloché pattern – the “Grande Tapisserie” – in the Royal Oak collection. Although produced with the same engine-turning process as for the Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore’s original “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, the base of the pyramids composing the “Grande Tapisserie” almost doubled in size, granting the watch a bolder look. The “Grande Tapisserie” soon followed in the Royal Oak Offshore 42 mm line.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm

In 2001, the Tapisserie pyramids saw yet another reinterpretation within the Royal Oak Offshore collection with the birth of the “Extra-Grande Tapisserie,” later renamed “Méga Tapisserie.” This time, the more massive pattern is no longer engine-turned, but stamped with powerful presses. This dial design was quickly adopted throughout the collection and became a key feature of the more muscular Royal Oak Offshore in 44 mm, which started to appear in 2010 and has evolved in parallel of the 42 mm line ever since.

Today, the “Méga Tapisserie” undergoes a new evolution with the release of the 43 mm size. Its criss-cross Tapisserie pattern nods to the powerful yet sophisticated aesthetic of the newly designed case.

The new 43 mm Royal Oak Offshore collection presents two models combining a stainless steel case with a bezel, push-pieces and a screw-locked crown, all crafted in black ceramics. To reinforce the two-tone aesthetic, the push-piece guards have been crafted in sandblasted stainless steel.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with stainless steel case, black ceramic bezel and Black dial
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with stainless steel case, black ceramic bezel and black dial with rhodium-toned counters

The first model plays with the case’s two-tone contrast. It is adorned with a black “Méga Tapisserie” dial enriched with rhodium-toned counters and comes with a black interchangeable rubber strap, as well as a second brown interchangeable calfskin strap.

The second stainless steel model presents a smoked light brown “Méga Tapisserie” dial with black chronograph counters and inner bezel, matched with a light brown interchangeable rubber strap. The watch is complemented with a second black interchangeable rubber strap.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with stainless steel case, black ceramic bezel Smoked light brown “Méga Tapisserie” pattern dial with black counters
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with stainless steel case, black ceramic bezel Smoked light brown “Méga Tapisserie” pattern dial with black counters

Both models are enhanced by white gold hour-markers, Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating and applied gold AP initials.

The Manufacture introduces two titanium models hand-finished with satin-brushing and polished chamfered. They are offered with dials in shade of blue or grey, both complemented with white gold hour-markers, Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating and applied gold AP initials.

The first model features an all-titanium case with black ceramic push-pieces and screw-locked crown. The blue “Méga Tapisserie” dial and inner bezel are illuminated by rhodium-toned chronograph counters and matched with a blue interchangeable rubber strap. A second black interchangeable rubber strap is included.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with titanium case and bezel, blue dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern and rhodium-toned counters
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with titanium case and bezel, blue dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern and rhodium-toned counters

The other titanium variant is enriched with a bezel, push-pieces and screw-locked crown in grey ceramics. The grey “Méga Tapisserie” dial is enhanced by blue chronograph counters and a blue inner bezel. The watch is complemented with a grey interchangeable rubber strap and a second blue interchangeable rubber strap.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with titanium case, Grey ceramic bezel, Grey Méga Tapisserie pattern dial and blue counters
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with titanium case, Grey ceramic bezel, Grey Méga Tapisserie pattern dial and blue counters

The last model of the collection brings together an 18-carat pink gold case with a black ceramic bezel, both decorated with satin-brushing and polished chamfers. The contrast extends to the push-pieces and crown. The push-pieces and screw-locked crown are crafted in black ceramics and finished with satin-brushing, while the push-piece guards are in sandblasted 18-carat pink gold.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with 18-carat pink gold case, black ceramic bezel, black dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern and rhodium-toned counters
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with 18-carat pink gold case, black ceramic bezel, black dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern and rhodium-toned counters

The bezel is matched with a black “Méga Tapisserie” dial adorned with rhodium-toned chronograph counters, whereas the pink gold hour-markers, Royal Oak hands and applied gold AP initials highlight the case’s two-tone design. The watch comes with a black interchangeable rubber strap as well as a black interchangeable alligator strap.

Technical details

Movement
Self-winding Calibre 4401
Total diameter: 32 mm (14 lignes)
Total thickness: 6.8 mm
Number of jewels: 40
Number of parts: 381
Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 70 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Flyback chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date

Model: Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph / 43 mm
Reference: 26420SO.OO.A002CA.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with stainless steel case, black ceramic bezel and Black dial

Case
Stainless steel case, black ceramic bezel, push-pieces and screw-locked crown, stainless steel push-piece guards, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant to 100 m.

Dial
Black dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, rhodium-toned counters and external zone, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, black inner bezel.

Strap
Black rubber strap with stainless steel AP pin buckle and interchangeable strap system. Additional brown calfskin strap.

Model: Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph / 43 mm
Reference: 26420SO.OO.A600CA.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with stainless steel case, black ceramic bezel Smoked light brown “Méga Tapisserie” pattern dial with black counters

Case
Stainless steel case
Black ceramic bezel, push-pieces and screw-locked crown
Stainless steel push-piece guards
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 100 m

Dial
Smoked light brown dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, black counters and external zone, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, black inner bezel.

Strap
Light brown rubber strap with stainless steel AP pin buckle and interchangeable strap system
Additional black rubber strap

Model: Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph / 43 mm
Reference: 26420TI.OO.A027CA.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with titanium case and bezel, blue dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern and rhodium-toned counters

Case
Titanium case and bezel
Black ceramic push-pieces and screw-locked crown
Titanium push-piece guards
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 100 m

Dial
Blue dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, rhodium-toned counters and external zone, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, blue inner bezel.

Strap
Blue rubber strap with titanium AP pin buckle and interchangeable strap system
Additional black rubber strap

Model: Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph / 43 mm
Reference: 26420IO.OO.A009CA.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with titanium case, Grey ceramic bezel, Grey Méga Tapisserie pattern dial and blue counters

Case
Titanium case
Grey ceramic bezel, push-pieces and screw-locked crown
Titanium push-piece guards
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 100 m

Dial
Grey dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, blue counters and external zone, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, blue inner bezel.

Strap
Grey rubber strap with titanium AP pin buckle and interchangeable strap system
Additional blue rubber strap

Model: Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph / 43 mm
Reference: 26420RO.OO.A002CA.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 43 mm with 18-carat pink gold case, black ceramic bezel, black dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern and rhodium-toned counters

Case
18-carat pink gold case
Black ceramic bezel, push-pieces and screw-locked crown
18-carat pink gold push-piece guards
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 100 m

Dial
Black dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, rhodium-toned counters, pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, black inner bezel.

Strap
Black rubber strap with 18-carat pink gold AP pin buckle and interchangeable strap system
Additional black alligator strap

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Chronograph, Pink Gold Version with Amethyst-set Bezel and Purple Dial

Audemars Piguet has launched new Royal Oak Self-winding Chronograph in 38mm that will be available solely in Audemars Piguet boutiques. For the first time, the Manufacture is offering a solid 18-carat pink gold timepiece with a bezel that has been set with an array of baguette-cut amethysts. These purple gemstones surround and match the tones of the timepiece’s purple dial to perfection.

This new reference, combining pink gold and purple tones, expands the Royal Oak Self-winding Chronograph 38 mm range that was first unveiled by the Manufacture in 2019. Both elegant and stylish, its pink gold case and bracelet feature alternating polished and satin-finished surfaces that are the signature of Audemars Piguet.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Chronograph, Pink Gold Version with Amethyst-set Bezel and Purple Dial

The case houses the self-winding Calibre 2385 with the following functions: chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date, while the pink gold caseback has been finished with a sand-blasted and satin-finished decoration and features a “Royal Oak” engraving.

The purple dial has been decorated with a “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, offering an unprecedented colour-changing effect akin to that of a chameleon – a first for the Manufacture. This is achieved thanks to a new colour treatment that consists of applying multiple layers of purple PVD to the dial. The tones range from pink to purple, passing by all the different nuances of blue, depending on the angle of the watch and the play of light.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Chronograph, Pink Gold Version with Amethyst-set Bezel and Purple Dial

The dial is completed by three chronograph counters, also in purple. The 18-carat pink gold applied hour-markers and the Royal Oak hands are designed to match the case and bracelet, providing an enchanting contrast with the colour of the dial.

The bezel of this new chronograph is set with 32 baguette-cut amethysts (~2.85 carats) which harmoniously blend with the purple chameleon dial. This is the first time that the Manufacture presents a bezel entirely set with purple gemstones.

Technical details

Model: Royal Oak Self-winding Chronograph / 38 mm
Reference: 26319OR.AY.1256OR.01

Movement
Self-winding Calibre2385
Total diameter: 26.2 mm (11½ lignes)
Total thickness: 5.5 mm
Number of jewels: 37
Number of parts: 304
Power reserve: 40 hours
Frequency of balance wheel: 3Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date.

Case
Case in 18-carat pink gold
Bezel set with 32 baguette-cut amethysts
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Screw-locked crown
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Purple dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, purple chronograph counters, 18-carat pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating

Bracelet
18-carat pink gold bracelet with AP folding clasp

Gem-setting
32 baguette-cut amethysts, ~2.85 carats (bezel)

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 42 mm, new models with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern dial

Audemars Piguet presents two new Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph models in 42 mm equipped with the latest integrated flyback chronograph movement, Calibre 4404.

The new models feature titanium or stainless steel case, complemented with a “MégaTapisserie” dial in light blue or khaki hue and a matching interchangeable textured rubber strap. The watch also presents subtle changes in dial design for augmented legibility. These new two references will be exclusively available in Audemars Piguet boutiques around the world.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 42 mm, new models with Méga Tapisserie pattern dial

The two new Royal Oak Offshore models are powered by a new self-winding integrated chronograph, Calibre 4404, equipped with column wheel and flyback function. Unlike a regular chronograph, the flyback function allows the wearer to stop, reset and start the chronograph in one simple action.

The column wheel works in collaboration with a vertical clutch system. When the chronograph is started or stopped, the hands respond accordingly without any hint of jumping. Furthermore, the push-pieces feel smooth when pressed. A patented zero resetting mechanism ensures that each one of the counter hands instantaneously resets to zero.

The watch’s sapphire caseback reveals the movement’s column wheel chronograph mechanism, the 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight featuring the embossed AP initials, as well as refined hand-finishing, including “Côtes de Genève,” satin-brushing and polished chamfers.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Steel 42 mm, Blue dial with Méga Tapisserie pattern

The two new Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronographs are complemented with the Manufacture’s new interchangeable strap system. The interchangeability has been directly integrated into the buckle and case’s studs, in perfect harmony with the case’s aesthetic codes.

The ease and efficiency will allow clients to change the straps and buckles of their new timepiece themselves with a quick click and release. The double-push system grants optimum security when the watch is worn on the wrist.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 42 mm, new models with Méga Tapisserie pattern dial

The two models are fitted on an interchangeable textured rubber strap in light blue or khaki shade echoing the respective dial colour. Both come with a second black interchangeable calfskin leather strap. The 2021interchangeable strap assortment for the 42 mm Royal Oak Offshore collection also includes a dark blue and a black rubber strap.

The new Royal Oak Offshore comes in two case options: one in stainless steel and one in titanium, both sporting a black rubber crown and push-pieces. The two versions have been meticulously hand-finished with the Manufacture’s trademark alternation of satin-brushing and polished chamfers.

The stainless steel model comes with a light blue dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern – first introduced in the Royal Oak Offshore collection in 2001 – enhanced with black counters and a black inner bezel. The orange used for the counters’ Arabic numerals and the chronograph’s central seconds hand adds a vivid touch of colour.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Steel 42 mm, Blue dial with Méga Tapisserie pattern
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Steel 42 mm, Blue dial with Méga Tapisserie pattern

The titanium model combines a khaki “Méga Tapisserie” dial and a matching inner bezel, enriched with silver-toned counters with printed black hour-markers, Arabic numerals and chronograph hands. In addition to the new colours, there is novelty in terms of the logo. The AP initials now appear at 3 o’clock without the long-form signature for a more sportive look.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Titanium 42 mm, Khaki dial with Méga Tapisserie pattern
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Titanium 42 mm, Khaki dial with Méga Tapisserie pattern

Although the two timepieces have kept the original Royal Oak Offshore’s vertical counter display, the hour and small seconds counters have been inverted to augment legibility: the hour counter is now positioned at 12 o’clock, while the small seconds counter appears at 6 o’clock.

In contrast, the minute counter has remained at 9 o’clock. Moreover, all the counters are now equidistant from the centre of the dial for more visual appeal, while the date window has been topped off with a loupe glass directly integrated into the dial.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 42 mm, new models with Méga Tapisserie pattern dial

White gold hour-markers, Arabic numerals and Royal Oak hands, all endowed with luminescent coating, complete the design of the two timepieces in an echo to the case colour.

Technical details

Movement
Self-winding Calibre 4404
Total diameter: 32 mm (14 lignes)
Total thickness: 7.93 mm
Number of parts: 433
Number of jewels: 40
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 70 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Flyback chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date.

Model: Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Titanium 42 mm
Reference: 26238TI.OO.A056CA.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Titanium 42 mm, Khaki dial with Méga Tapisserie pattern

Case
Titanium case and bezel
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Black rubber push-pieces and screw-locked crown
Titanium push-piece guards
Water-resistant to 100 m

Dial
Khaki dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, silver-toned counters, white gold Arabic numerals, hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, khaki inner bezel.

Bracelet
Khaki textured rubber strap with titanium AP pin buckle and interchangeable strap system
Additional black interchangeable calfskin strap

Model: Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Steel 42 mm
Reference: 26238ST.OO.A340CA.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Steel 42 mm, Blue dial with Méga Tapisserie pattern

Case
Stainless steel case and bezel
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Black rubber push-pieces and screw-locked crown
Stainless steel push-piece guards
Water-resistant to 100 m

Dial
Blue dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, black counters, white gold Arabic numerals, hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, black inner bezel.

Bracelet
Blue textured rubber strap with stainless steel AP pin buckle and interchangeable strap system
Additional black interchangeable calfskin strap

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 42 mm (new evolution of the original Royal Oak Offshore from 1993)

Audemars Piguet has launched a new evolution of the original Royal Oak Offshore from 1993 with three references in stainless steel, titanium or 18-carat pink gold.

Although preserving the spirit of the original timepiece, the three 42 mm models are equipped with the Manufacture’s latest self-winding flyback chronograph movement, the new interchangeable strap system and a slightly revised dial design. The sapphire caseback also makes its come back, offering excellent view of the hand-finished integrated automatic chronograph movement.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph Steel 42 mm
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph Steel 42 mm

The new self-winding integrated chronograph calibre 4404 is equipped with column wheel and flyback function, which allows the wearer to stop, reset and start the chronograph in one simple action. The column wheel works in collaboration with a vertical clutch system.

When the chronograph is started or stopped, the hands respond accordingly without any hint of jumping. Furthermore, the push-pieces feel smooth when pressed. A patented zero resetting mechanism ensures that each one of the counter hands instantaneously resets to zero.

This new evolution boasts a glare-proofed sapphire caseback that reveals the inner workings of Calibre 4404. Featuring an exclusive 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight, the movement’s refined hand-finishing includes “Côtes de Genève,” satin-brushing and polished chamfers.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Titanium 42 mm
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Titanium 42 mm

When the reset push-piece is activated, the hammers, driven by an operating lever, hit the chronograph’s heart-piece cams to bring the chronograph wheels and hands back to zero. This stunning choreography can be admired through the transparent case.

The new Royal Oak Offshore is offered in three case versions: stainless steel, titanium and 18-carat pink gold. While Audemars Piguet released a previous model entirely crafted in titanium in 2004 (ref. 25721TI), it is the first time that it presents an evolution of the 1993 timepiece with “Petite Tapisserie”in 18-carat pink gold. The case and bracelet of the three timepieces have all been hand-finished with the Manufacture’s trademark alternation of satin-brushing and polished chamfers.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph Steel 42 mm
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph Steel 42 mm

The stainless steel and pink gold references are complemented with blue rubber push-pieces and crown, as well as a blue rubber gasket sealing the bezel onto the case. In contrast, the titanium timepiece sports a crown, a gasket and push-pieces all crafted in black rubber.

Faithful to the original aesthetics, the three new Royal Oak Offshore models incorporate a “Petite Tapisserie” pattern. The stainless steel variant features the iconic blue dial of the Royal Oak Offshore from 1993, a colour referred to as “Night Blue, Cloud 50” in the Manufacture’s archives.

The titanium version adorns a light grey dial accentuated with black counters and a black inner bezel.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Titanium 42 mm
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Titanium 42 mm

The pink gold reference highlights the “Night Blue, Cloud 50” dial with pink gold-toned counters, echoing the precious case’s colour.

Although the timepieces have kept the original Royal Oak Offshore’s vertical counter display, the hour and small seconds counters have been inverted: the hour counter is now positioned at 12 o’clock, while the small seconds counter appears at 6 o’clock. For its part, the minute counter has remained at 9 o’clock. In addition, all the counters are now equidistant from the centre of the dial for more visual appeal.

In a nod to the original watch, the gold applied AP initials and the transferred “Audemars Piguet” signature are located at 3 o’clock. The date window has also been topped off with a loupe glass integrated into the dial to magnify the date numeral, like in the 1993 timepiece.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Pink Gold 42 mm
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Pink Gold 42 mm

These new models are complemented with the Manufacture’s new interchangeable strap system – presented for the first time on metal bracelets. The interchangeability has been directly integrated into the buckle and case’s studs, in perfect harmony with the case’s aesthetic codes.

The ease and efficiency will allow clients to change the bracelets and buckles of their new timepiece themselves with a quick click and release, while the double-push system grants optimum security when the watch is worn on the wrist.

The metal bracelet can be replaced with a rubber strap for a sportier look and lifestyle as the latest 42 mm versions come with a second interchangeable rubber strap – blue for the stainless steel and pink gold versions; black for the titanium piece. Fully waterproofed, the three models can travel underwater to a depth of 100 metres when worn on rubber strap.

The 2021 interchangeable strap assortment for the 42 mm Royal Oak Offshore also includes a light blue and a khaki textured rubber strap, as well as a black calfskin leather strap.

About the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Collection

Introduced in 1993, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore watch was designed by Emmanuel Gueit. While it retained the Royal Oak’s aesthetic codes with its octagonal bezel and hexagonal screws, the Royal Oak Offshore defied established conventions with its dramatic case size of 42 mm, its massive visible black gasket under the bezel, its rubber-clad crown and push-pieces, as well as its bracelet’s curved links.

Nicknamed “The Beast,” this sturdy and muscular take on the Royal Oak set the trend of large-sized watches. As time passed, the Royal Oak Offshore became a platform for innovation, seeing a raft of new materials, case sizes, complications and colours, while remaining faithful to the timeless design of the original model.

In 1993, the Manufacture engraved the caseback of the first limited series of 100 Royal Oak Offshore pieces with “Royal Oak”. All subsequent pieces were engraved “Royal Oak Offshore.”

In 2013, the original Royal Oak Offshore presented its first major redesign to celebrate the watch’s 20th anniversary. This limited edition of 20 pieces (ref. 26218) was equipped with Calibre 3126/3840, first introduced in the Royal Oak Offshore collection in 2006 (reference 26170).

The watch was also fitted with a sapphire caseback, offering the view of the hand-finished self-winding mechanical movement. This piece also witnessed the exceptional return of the “Petite Tapisserie” pattern which adorned the original Royal Oak and which had last been used in the Royal Oak Offshore collection in 2008.

The Royal Oak Offshore underwent yet another design evolution in 2018 for the collection’s 25th anniversary. As the previous anniversary timepiece, this model featured the original “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, marking its official return in the Royal Oak Offshore core collection.

In another nod to the original timepiece, the 2018 edition boasted a solid caseback engraved with “Royal Oak Offshore.” However, this special edition presented subtle differences in terms of dial aesthetics, notably the rebranded logo from 2012 as well as harmonised typesets across the dial.

The latest evolution released this year evolves this iconic timepiece once more with the Manufacture’s latest integrated chronograph technology, interchangeable strap system and slightly updated dial aesthetics, gearing the timeless Royal Oak Offshore for ever-increasing performance and efficiency.

Technical details

Movement
Self-winding Calibre 4404
Total diameter: 32 mm (14lignes)
Total thickness: 7.93 mm
Number of parts: 433
Number of jewels: 40
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 70 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Flyback chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date.

Case, dial and strap

Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph Steel 42 mm
Reference: 26238ST.OO.2000ST.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph Steel 42 mm

Case
Stainless steel case
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Blue rubber push-pieces and screw-locked crown
Water-resistant to 100 m
Case diameter: 42 mm
Case thickness: 15.2 mm

Dial
“Night Blue, Cloud 50” dial with “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, “Night Blue, Cloud 50” counters, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, blue inner bezel.

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet with AP folding clasp and interchangeable system
Additional blue interchangeable rubber strap

Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Titanium 42 mm, Reference: 26238TI.OO.2000TI.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Titanium 42 mm

Case
Titanium case
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Black rubber push-pieces and screw-locked crown
Water-resistant to 100 m
Case diameter: 42 mm
Case thickness: 15.2 mm

Dial
Grey dial with “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, black counters, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, black inner bezel

Bracelet
Titanium bracelet with AP folding clasp and interchangeable system
Additional black interchangeable rubber strap

Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Pink Gold 42 mm, Reference 26238OR.OO.2000OR.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Pink Gold 42 mm

Case
18-carat pink gold case
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Blue rubber push-pieces and screw-locked crown
Water-resistant to 100 m
Case diameter: 42 mm
Case thickness: 15.2 mm

Dial
“Night Blue, Cloud 50” dial with “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, pink gold-toned counters, pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, blue inner bezel

Bracelet
18-carat pink gold bracelet with AP folding clasp and interchangeable system
Additional blue interchangeable rubber strap

 

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding Chronograph Limited Edition 41mm

Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet has released a new Frosted Gold version of its Royal Oak Self-winding Chronograph. It is made of 18-carat white gold, finished with an ancient hammering method. Limited to 200 pieces, this 41mm version is equipped with the Manufacture’s latest generation chronograph movement, the Self winding Calibre 4401, first introduced in the Royal Oak collection this year.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding Chronograph Limited Edition 41mm

The case and bracelet are presented in 18-carat white Frosted Gold and feature polished chamfers and crown. The richly textured surfaces are created using an ancient gold hammering method, also known as the Florentine technique, produced in collaboration with Carolina Bucci.

Powering this timepiece is the Manufacture’s latest generation chronograph movement, the self-winding Calibre 4401. This fully integrated column wheel movement offers flyback function, which allows the wearer to stop, reset and start the chronograph in one simple action.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding Chronograph Limited Edition 41mm

The column wheel works in collaboration with a vertical clutch system. When the chronograph is started or stopped, the hands respond accordingly without any hint of jumping. Furthermore, the push-pieces feel smooth when pressed. A patented zero resetting mechanism ensures that each one of the counter hands instantaneously resets to zero.

Its sapphire caseback offers the magnificent view of the integrated chronograph’s column wheel and the dancing action of the chronograph hammers. Equipped with a 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight, the Self-winding Calibre 4401 boasts sophisticated finishing, including “Côtes de Genève,” circular graining, circular satin and polished chamfers throughout.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding Chronograph Limited Edition 41mm

The dial is presented in a light grey hue, a new shade for the Royal Oak Frosted Gold Selfwinding Chronograph. It features a “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating. The rhodium-toned minute counter and hour counter have been repositioned, augmenting readability, while the date disc is located closer to the inner bezel.

Technical details

Model: Royal Oak Frosted Gold Selfwinding Chronograph / 41 mm
Reference: 26239BC.GG.1224BC.01

Functions
Flyback chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date.

Case
Hammered 18-carat white gold case
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Screw-locked crown
Water-resistant to 50m

Movement
Self-winding Calibre 4401
Total diameter: 32 mm (14lignes)
Total thickness: 6.8 mm
Number of parts: 381 parts
Number of jewels: 40
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 70 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)

Dial
Grey dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, rhodium-toned counters, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.

Bracelet
Hammered 18-carat white gold bracelet with white gold AP folding clasp

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph 43mm

Swiss luxury watch manufacture Audemars Piguet has expanded their prestigious Royal Oak Offshore collection by unveiling the Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph. Heralding a new generation of redesigned Royal Oak Offshore models, this high complication watch features 43 mm diameter titanium case, with optimum ergonomics and sportier aesthetics.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph 43mm

Limited to 100 pieces, this technical and sophisticated creation incorporates two complex horological functions: Flyback chronograph and flying tourbillon. It houses a new interpretation of an in-house self-winding movement originally released in the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet collection. The open-worked dial reveals the movement architecture and its decorations.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph 43mm

While the flyback function enables to restart the chronograph without stopping or resetting it first, the flying tourbillon making its rotation at 6 o’clock compensates for the effect of gravity.

Adapted to the watch’s new diameter, Calibre 2967 presents a more sportive aesthetics attuned to the collection’s identity. Redesigned, the architectural titanium bridges adorned with black PVD coating incorporate titanium inserts for a two-tone contrast.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph 43mm

While the titanium bridges have been finished with satin-brushing and hand-polished angles, the inserts present an alternation of sandblasted and polished surfaces for more visual appeal. In addition, the bridges’ external chamfers have been meticulously polished to remove the black PVD coating to further the contrast of colours and textures.

The bridges also reveal part of the multi-layered movement’s two-tone components on both sides of the watch. Similarly, the flying tourbillon cage showcases the rhodium-toned balance wheel pulsating within. In addition to uncovering part of the gear train, the sapphire caseback presents the collection’s open-worked oscillating weight in 22-carat gold coated with black PVD. Both elegant and robust, this haute-horlogerie movement has an impressive power reserve of 65 hours.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph 43mm

Measuring 43mm diameter, the titanium case features larger polished chamfers on the edges, while the bezel and glare-proofed sapphire crystal have been vertically curved for a contemporary touch.

The black ceramics screw-locked crown and chronograph push-pieces also follow a refined curvature, while subtly echoing the movement’s grey and dark hues. The alternation of hand-polished chamfers and sandblasting finishing adorning the case and bezel also provides an impactful contrast.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph 43mm

Finished with circular satin-brushing, the titanium sapphire caseback boasts the engraving “Royal Oak Offshore Limited Edition of 100 Pieces.” Water resistant to 100 meters, this robust and masculine high-horology watch is perfectly suitable for sports activities.

Meticulously finished by hands, the dial side of the movement incorporates multiple layers. The two transparent chronograph counters, outlined with a black outer ring, offer the utmost view of the two-tone movement.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph 43mm

The movement’s dark hues are also illuminated by more assertive 18-carat white gold hands, a white transferred minute track on the black inner bezel, as well as applied rhodium-toned AP initials realised in galvanic growth, appearing without the long-form signature. Indicating the chronograph functions, the three red hands add a dramatic feel. It boasts the spectacular flying tourbillon complication at 6 o’ clock.

The watch incorporates the new interchangeable strap system complementing the latest Royal Oak Offshore models. Directly integrated into the case’s studs and buckle, this arrangement allow clients to change the straps and buckles of their new timepiece themselves with a quick click and release. The double-push system also grants optimum security when the watch is worn on the wrist.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph 43mm

The black interchangeable rubber strap adorning this high complication is endowed with a new aesthetics with redesigned grooves forming in the continuity of the studs. The watch also comes with an additional black hand-stitched “large square-scale alligator strap. The AP folding clasp in sandblasted titanium also offers a new ergonomic design.

The Royal Oak Offshore collection also presents an assortment of two elegant calfskin straps in beige or brown fitted with the interchangeable system. More rubber and alligator strap options will be released later this year.

Technical details

Model: Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph / 43 mm
Reference: 26622TI.GG.D002CA.01

Functions
Flying tourbillon, flyback chronograph, hours, minutes

Case
Sandblasted titanium case and bezel
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Black ceramic push-pieces and screw-locked crown
Sandblasted titanium push-piece guards and studs
Water-resistant to 100 m

Movement
Self-winding Manufacture Calibre 2967
Total diameter: 33.6 mm (15lignes)
Total thickness: 8.31 mm
Number of jewels: 40
Number of parts: 526
Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 65 h
Frequency of balance wheel:3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

Dial
Black inner bezel
Black chronograph counter rings
18-carat white gold hands

Strap
Interchangeable black rubber strap with sandblasted titanium folding clasp
Additional interchangeable black hand-stitched “large square-scale” alligator strap

Hublot Big Bang Unico Berluti Aluminio Limited Edition

Marking their 5 years of collaboration, Hublot and Berluti present a new Big Bang Unico timepiece in a limited edition run of just 100 pieces.

Hublot’s partnership with the famous men’s fashion house Berluti dates back to 2016. This new understated, elegant, monochrome and timeless piece blends leather and titanium.

Hublot Big Bang Unico Berluti Aluminio Limited Edition

The emblematic patinated Venezia leather is at the heart of the polished titanium bezel as well as on the dial, where the indices and words “Swiss Made” are gauffered directly on the surface.

The leather is held between two pieces of sapphire glass, whose cut reveals the gears of the Unico movement, a feat of technical prowess. Working with Berluti, a technique was developed to encapsulate natural leather hues and crystallize them in time; in this way, their beauty is rendered in an authentic and unchanging manner.

Hublot Big Bang Unico Berluti Aluminio Limited Edition

As for the strap, it symbolizes the perfect fusion of the two worlds and it is available in two versions: one in burnished Aluminio Venezia leather; another in patinated Aluminio Venezia leather with the Scritto motif, exclusively for Japan.

Aluminio is one of Berluti’s signature patinas. It perfectly transcribes the light onto the different tones of the Venezia leather.

Hublot Big Bang Unico Berluti Aluminio Limited Edition

For this model, Hublot took responsibility for the new, two-part bezel design. With the help of a sticky, rigid resin, the first piece of the bezel—in leather, about 1 mm thick—is inserted onto the second piece, in grey titanium, and then screwed onto the case of the watch. This will allow the bezel to be patinated in time, just like the strap.

Hublot Big Bang Unico Berluti Aluminio Limited Edition

To bring the patinated Aluminio Venezia leather into harmony with its mechanical ensemble, Hublot chose titanium for the 44-mm case and its deployant clasp, resin for the central horn, tungsten for the oscillating weight, and satin-finished rhodium for the hands.

Hublot Big Bang Unico Berluti Aluminio Limited Edition

The Big Bang Unico Berluti Aluminio is equipped with the MHUB1280 Unico movement, a manufacture self-winding Flyback chronograph with three full days of power reserve. This calibre can be admired thanks to the cut of the two pieces of sapphire glass that hold the leather on the dial-side. The sapphire crystal caseback also offers the view of this movement.

Hublot Big Bang Unico Berluti Aluminio Limited Edition

The Big Bang Unico Berluti Aluminio will be delivered in a special case with a travel pouch, and a shoehorn key ring with the Berluti logo.

Hublot Big Bang Unico Berluti Aluminio Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: Big Bang Unico Berluti Aluminio
Reference: 421.NX.0500.VR.BER21

Edition
Limited to 100 pieces

Case
Satin-finished and polished titanium
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 15.45 mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM (100 m)

Case back
Satin-finished titanium etched with “LIMITED EDITION 100NUM” and “BERLUTI”
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating

Bezel
Satin-finished and polished titanium with a genuine patinated Venezia leather insert by Berluti

Dial
Genuine patinated Venezia leather by Berluti with indices in relief and words “Swiss Made”

Movement
Hublot MHUB1280
Self-winding UNICO Manufacture chronograph
Flyback movement with column wheel
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 A/h)
Power reserve: 72 hours
Number of components: 354
Rubies: 43

Strap
Black rubber and genuine patinated Venezia leather by Berluti
Titanium deployant buckle clasp

Recommended retail price
23,900.00 CHF
24,800.00 EUR
25,200.00 USD
20,800.00 GBP

OMEGA Speedmaster Chronoscope

The new Speedmaster Chronoscope models pay tribute to OMEGA’s past, with dials in the detailed “snail” design that featured on the brand’s chronograph wristwatches from the 1940’s. The new edition also makes it mark on the leaf-shaped hands of each watch, as well as the “spiral” track pattern that elegantly runs beneath the Arabic numerals on the dial.

OMEGA Speedmaster Chronoscope

The power source behind the Speedmaster Chronoscope watch is the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9908.

OMEGA Speedmaster Chronoscope

Certified as Master Chronometer by METAS, this mechanical hand-wound movement is visible through the sapphire crystal on the caseback. Beautifully finished, this rhodium plated calibre is endowed with Geneva waves in arabesque that start from the balance wheel instead of the centre of the movement – a first for OMEGA.

OMEGA Speedmaster Chronoscope

To improve the watch’s power reserve, OMEGA has included twin barrels with anti-wear Diamond-Like-Carbon coating. OMEGA’s column wheel mechanism ensures the accurate running of the Chronoscope’s multiple functions. The movement is resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss.

OMEGA Speedmaster Chronoscope

The brand has recently launched seven Speedmaster Chronoscope references: Six models in polished-brushed stainless steel and one model featuring in OMEGA’s exclusive Bronze Gold.

OMEGA Speedmaster Chronoscope

All these watches have 43mm diameter case. Among the stainless steel models first two references have silvery dials and blued hands, the next two have blue dials and rhodium-plated hands and the remaining two have silvery dials with black sub-dials and blackened hands.

OMEGA Speedmaster Chronoscope