Longines Spirit Pioneer Edition

Swiss watch brand Longines has expanded its Spirit collection by adding a new Grade 5 titanium chronograph.

Longines Spirit Pioneer Edition

This timepiece is presented on a black synthetic strap with neon green stitching that matches the matt black dial’s hands and Arabic numerals, which are coated in Super-LumiNova® for optimal visibility.

Longines Spirit Pioneer Edition titanium chronograph

The 42.00 mm diameter titanium case houses an exclusive COSC-certified automatic movement (calibre L688.4) with a silicon balance-spring. Once fully wound, the movement provides a power reserve of 66 hours.

Longines Spirit Pioneer Edition

It has a water resistance of 100 meters. The caseback of the watch is engraved with the words “PIONEER EDITION”.

Technical details

Model: Longines Spirit Pioneer Edition
Reference Number L3.829.1.53.2

Movement
Calibre L688.4
Mechanical self-winding movement, certified by the COSC
13½ lines, 27 jewels, 28’800 vibrations per hours
Silicon balance-spring
Power reserve of approximately 66 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds
Chronograph
– Central 60-second hand
– 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
– 12-hours counter at 6 o’clock

Case
42 mm diameter, 16.5mm thickness
Round, titanium
Sapphire domed glass with multi-layered anti-reflective coating on both sides
Screw in crown
Case back with 6 screws
Special engraving “PIONEER EDITION”
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 meters)

Dial
Black matt, applied Arabic numerals, Super-LumiNova®
Hands: PVD titanium, Super-LumiNova®

Strap
Black synthetic strap with a green stitching and titanium buckle, fitted with an interchangeable system

Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph 36.2mm

Blancpain has launched a new feminine version of its iconic Air Command Chronograph watch.

Feminine watches hold a special place in Blancpain’s watch range. Since the early 1930s, the Manufacture has tirelessly developed new movements and introduced innovations on women’s behalf.

Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph 36.2mm

Blancpain is no stranger to ladies’ chronographs and in 1998 became the first to introduce a flyback chronograph for women. The new Air Command 36.2 mm is a sportier and more adventurous interpretation of the ladies’ flyback chronograph.

The rare 1950s Blancpain chronograph that inspired the Air Command collection is naturally reflected in the vintage look of this new model.

Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph 36.2mm with 18k red gold case

The layout of the counters and tachymeter scale on the dial, as well as the shape of the luminescent hands and hour-markers, the piston-type chronograph pushers and the glass box-type sapphire crystal all evoke the original timepiece.

Exactly like authentic vintage aviation watches, the new Air Command offers two distinct timing modes: a flyback chronograph and a countdown bezel. This model is nonetheless firmly rooted in the 21st century.

Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph 36.2mm with titanium case

The blue colour of the dial and the ceramic bezel insert endow it with a blend of modernity and elegance. The refinement continues with the sunburst and snailed dial finishes, as well as the alternating satin-brushed and polished finishing on the case.

Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph 36.2mm with 18k red gold case and blue dial

Housed inside its 36.2 mm diameter is the F188B self-winding movement whose vertical clutch ensures stutter-free activation of the chronograph seconds hand, as well as smooth and optimal stop/start functions.

Equipped with a silicon balance-spring, the movement also features a column-wheel system guaranteeing a smooth feel when starting or ending a measurement and resetting the hands to zero.

Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph 36.2mm with titanium case

The sapphire crystal case-back of the watch reveals the beauty of this high-end mechanism and its open-worked oscillating weight, adorned with traditional watchmaking finishes such as circular graining, bevelling and snailing.

Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph 36.2mm red gold version

Available in grade 23 titanium or in 18K red gold, the Air Command comes with a blue calf leather strap featuring white stitching.

Technical details

Model: Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph 36.2mm

Versions
AC03-12B40-63: With titanium case
AC03-36B40-63: With 18ct red gold case

Movement
Calibre F188B
Thickness: 5.50 mm
Diameter: 26.20 mm
Power-reserve: 40 hours
Jewels: 35
Components: 255

Functions
Hours and minutes
Flyback Chronograph

Case
Satin-brushed titanium or Satin-brushed 18ct red gold
Thickness: 11.50 mm
Diameter: 36.20 mm
Sapphire crystal back
Two-way rotating titanium or 18ct red gold bezel with blue ceramic insert
Interhorn space: 18.00 mm
Water-resistance: 3 bar

Dial
Sunburst blue dial
Super-LumiNova® hour-markers
Tachymeter scale

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team” Ref. IW388108

On the occasion of the inaugural Miami Grand Prix™, IWC Schaffhausen and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team have unveiled the first official team watch.

Crafted from lightweight and durable grade 5 titanium, the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team” features a black dial with printing and luminescence in the team’s signature Petronas green colour.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team” Ref. IW388108

Powered by the IWC-manufactured 69385 calibre movement, the chronograph comes with two straps in calfskin and rubber that can be exchanged quickly and easily thanks to the integrated EasX-CHANGE® system.

The team watch is available for purchase exclusively online on iwc.com. IWC Schaffhausen has been the official engineering partner of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team since 2013.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team” Ref. IW388108

For the first time in their longstanding partnership, IWC has developed an official watch for the team. This watch will be worn by the team, including designers, aerodynamicists, race engineers, strategists and mechanics.

The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team” (Ref. IW388108) is crafted from grade 5 titanium.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team” Ref. IW388108

After machining and sandblasting, the surface retains an attractive greyish shimmer. A black dial with printing and luminescence in the team’s signature shade of green complement the distinctive design.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team” Ref. IW388108

The IWC-manufactured 69385 calibre, a chronograph movement in classic column-wheel design consisting of 231 individual parts, is visible through a sapphire glass back. The bi-directional pawl winding system builds up a power reserve of 46 hours.

The chronograph is delivered with two different straps: one black embossed calfskin strap, and one green rubber strap. Thanks to the integrated EasX-CHANGE® system, the straps can be exchanged quickly and easily at the touch of a button without additional tools.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team” Ref. IW388108

The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team” is available exclusively online on IWC.com. In addition, the timepiece is eligible for registration under the My IWC care program and can benefit from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.

Technical details

Model: IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team” Ref. IW388108

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: 41 mm
Height: 14.6 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Screw-in crown
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
See-through sapphire-glass back
Water-resistance: 10 bar

Dial
Black dial, black hands

Strap
Black embossed calfskin strap
Green rubber strap

Porsche Design Chronograph 1 All Black Numbered Edition

With the Chronograph 1 – All Black Numbered Edition, Porsche Design is bringing the next generation of the legendary 1972 classic back to the market.

Based on the design of the Chronograph 1 – 1972 Limited Edition, of which 500 pieces were originally produced and sold, and which was released in January 2022 to celebrate Porsche Design’s 50th anniversary, the new Chronograph 1 – All Black Numbered Edition features numerous upgraded details. The inimitable design of the original wristwatch has retained its legendary status. But the time has come to write a new chapter in the history of the Chronograph I.

Porsche Design Chronograph 1 All Black Numbered Edition

Starting in November, this exclusive timepiece will be released as a limited series, with a maximum of 1,000 timepieces produced per year worldwide. The sequential numbering on the back of the housing makes each piece truly one of a kind.

Manufactured at Porsche Design Timepieces AG, the in-house watch-making facility in Solothurn, Switzerland, the Chronograph 1 – All Black Numbered Edition pays further tribute to the iconic original and will continue to exude the essence of Porsche Design long after the anniversary year is over.

Porsche Design Chronograph 1 All Black Numbered Edition

The Chronograph 1—All Black Numbered Edition is reminiscent of the pure design of the completely black timepiece from 1972.

In similar fashion to its revolutionary predecessor, the Chronograph 1 — All Black Numbered Edition impresses with its matte-black dial. It was the first time F. A. Porsche had succeeded in transferring his idea of the design, aesthetics, and functionality of a sports car to a watch.

The easily readable dial behind anti-reflective glass was inspired by the dashboard in the cockpit of the Porsche 911. The crown and wristband feature the current Porsche Design logo. On the back, the sapphire-crystal case back reveals the Porsche Design icon of the winding rotor.

Porsche Design Chronograph 1 All Black Numbered Edition

The double-sided, seven-layer anti-reflective and scratch-resistant sapphire-crystal glass with its hardened coating ensures optimal readability, no matter what time of day it is. The tachymeter and the day/date display use the current Porsche font. Last but not least, the minute hand captures the tapered design once optimized by F. A. Porsche.

The ‘All Black’ wristwatch is powered by a mechanical, COSC-certified WERK 01.140 chronometer for maximum precision. Details such as the all-black coated titanium detachable wristband with minutely adjustable folding clasp breathe new life into this historic classic: a unique and timeless precision instrument that carries the Porsche Design DNA through and through — today as much as in the past.

Porsche Design Chronograph 1 All Black Numbered Edition

Like all chronographs manufactured by Porsche Design, this wristwatch is made by hand with a keen eye for detail. Porsche Design has had its own exclusive manufacturing company in the Swiss town of Solothurn since 2014: Porsche Design Timepieces AG.

Porsche Design Chronograph 1 All Black Numbered Edition

The Chronograph — All Black Numbered Edition can now be pre-ordered online as well as in Porsche Design Stores and from selected watch retailers for €8,950.

Technical details

Model: Chronograph 1 – All Black Numbered Edition
Reference number 6043.7.01.001.01.5

Case
Material: Titanium
Finishing: Titanium carbide coating / glass bead-blasted
Diameter: 40.80 mm
Height 14.15 mm
Crown: Screw-down
Glass: Sapphire crystal with hard-coating, scratchproof and sevenfold anti-reflective on both sides
Case back: Bottom with sapphire crystal, screwed
Water resistant: Up to 10 bar (dynamic)

Dial
Black-white

Functions
Minute, hour, mechanical function display at 9 o’clock
Chronograph second hand
30- minute counter at 12 o’clock
12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
Day and date window at 3 o’clock

Movement
Porsche Design calibre WERK 01.140, Chronograph, day and date display, COSC-certified
Rotor: Porsche Design Icon Rotor, black chrome-plated
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Height: 7.90 mm
Power reserve: 48 hours
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour [4 Hz]
Jewels: 25

Bracelet/ Strap
Titanium strap quick change system Clasp
Titanium folding clasp with fine adjustment

Edition
Numbered Edition

Box
Limited Box with badge

Available from
November 2022

Recommended retail price
€ 8,950
GBP 7,900
CHF 8,950
US$ 10,500
AED 41,000
JPY 1,300,000

Hublot Big Bang Unico UEFA Champions League 42 mm Limited Edition

To celebrate seven years of collaboration with UEFA Champions League, Hublot is launching an exclusive edition of the Big Bang Unico, limited to 100 pieces.

Hublot Big Bang Unico UEFA Champions League 42 mm Limited Edition

Hublot has been associated with the UEFA Champions League since 2008 with an initial collaboration with the UEFA EURO which then became a long-term partnership in 2012 as timekeeper and official watch.

Then in 2015, Hublot became timekeeper and official watch for the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. Hublot is also the official supplier of the referee’s watches. Since 2018, Hublot has been the partner of the UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL) for the first 2021-2022 season and since 2019 for the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

Hublot Big Bang Unico UEFA Champions League 42 mm Limited Edition

For this new limited edition of 100 pieces, the Big Bang Unico sports the iconic UEFA Champions League blue, cut from micro-blasted ceramic. The key moments on the pitch are timed with the Unico 2– Hublot’s manufacture chronograph movement – a more complicated and advanced movement for irreproachable reliability.

Hublot Big Bang Unico UEFA Champions League 42 mm Limited Edition

The UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious European interclub competition – created 67 years ago as the “European Champion Clubs’ Cup”. At the time of its creation in 1955, UEFA had just written its articles of association.

In 1991, the straight knockout format was replaced with group stages after the round of 16, and the Cup changed its name to the UEFA Champions League in 1992, with eight teams initially in the competition. Today, the UEFA Champions League is the most-watched annual sports competition in the world. It’s also the favourite amongst the players, the clubs, and the fans.

Technical details

Model: Big Bang Unico UEFA Champions League
Reference: 441.EX.5129.RX.UCL22

Case
Microblasted and Polished Blue Ceramic
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 14.5 mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM
Case back: Microblasted Blue Ceramic
Bezel: Microblasted and Polished Blue Ceramic

Dial
All blue, with the “Champions League” logo at 9.00

Movement
Unico Manufacture, Self-Winding
Chronograph
Frequency: 4 (28’800 A/H)
Power reserve: 72 hours
Number of components: 354
Jewels: 43

Strap
Black and blue-lined rubber
Folding clasp in satin-finished Titanium

Edition
Limited to 100 pieces

Suggested retail price
22’900.00 CHF/ 23’800.00 EUR/ 24’100.00 USD/ 19’900.00 GBP

Hublot Loves Football Timeline

  • 2006: Sponsor of the Swiss National Football Team, the first time a luxury brand entered into a partnership in football
  • 2008: Official Watch for UEFA EURO in Austria and Switzerland
  • 2008: Official Timekeeper for Manchester United FC
  • 2010: Official Timekeeper for FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa
  • 2011: Official Timekeeper for AFC Ajax Amsterdam
  • 2012: Official Watch for UEFA EURO in Poland and Ukraine
  • 2012: Official Timekeeper for Juventus FC
  • 2012: Official Timekeeper for FC Bayern Munich
  • 2013: Official Timekeeper for Paris Saint-Germain FC
  • 2014: Official Timekeeper for FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil
  • 2015: Official Timekeeper for FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in Canada
  • 2015: Official Timekeeper for Chelsea FC
  • 2015: Official Watch for UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League
  • 2016: Official Watch for UEFA EURO in France
  • 2016: Partner of The Best FIFA Football Awards™
  • 2016: Golden Foot Hublot awarded to Gianluigi Buffon
  • 2017: Official Timekeeper for Sport Lisboa e Benfica
  • 2017: Official Timekeeper for FIFA Confederations Cup
  • 2017: Golden Foot Hublot awarded to Iker Casillas
  • 2018: Official Timekeeper for FIFA World Cup™ in Russia
  • 2019: Partner of Globe Soccer Awards™ in Dubai
  • 2019: Official Watch for UEFA Women’s Champions League
  • 2019: Official Watch for UEFA Nations League Finals
  • 2019: Official Timekeeper for FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in France
  • 2020: Partner of Globe Soccer Awards™ in Dubai
  • 2020: Official Timekeeper for Premier League
  • 2021: Official Watch for UEFA EURO in Europe
  • 2021: Official Watch for UEFA Conference League
  • 2022: Official Watch for UEFA Women’s EURO in England
  • 2022: Official Timekeeper for FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar

Singer Reimagined Track1 SKLT Edition

Unveiled during the Watch Week Geneva 2022, the Track1 – SKLT Edition is the first watch from Singer Reimagined with a skeleton dial, allowing the full beauty of its revolutionary movement to be unveiled.

Created with a mission to reimagine the sports chronograph, Track1 houses the award-winning Agengraphe movement. The Track 1 – SKLT Edition features a new-generation transparent dial, suspended over the movement, allowing a view of the components below.

Singer Reimagined Track1 SKLT Edition

Shaped as a structural chassis, the open-work dial reveals the signature minutes wheel below, highlighted in a golden finish, to match the aesthetic of this special watch. Underneath the minutes wheel lies the automatic rotor itself.

Through the open-work dial of the Track1 – SKLT Edition, these vital elements of the movement are finally exposed and visible, revealing the secret of the automatic system for the first time.

Singer Reimagined Track1 SKLT Edition

At the outer edge of the watch, the ceramic rotating hours and minutes discs carry engraved numerals filled in golden Superluminova®, against a matte black background.

On the dial flange, a tachymetric scale is presented with black numerals against a circular brushed golden background. The Singer name is carved from metal and becomes three-dimensional, floating over the visible movement.

Singer Reimagined Track1 SKLT Edition

The transparent sapphire ring, suspended and riveted to the chassis, carries the single base 60 scale, dedicated to all chronograph functions. This feature, a signature of the Track 1, allows each chrono hand (seconds, minutes and hours) to point to the same scale, improving clarity.

Five alternating, hand-applied finishes are used on to highlight the dynamic shapes of this watch. The circular-brushed upper case surface creates vibrant reflections. Contrasting hand-polished edges frame the sleek profile of the watch and highlight the horizontal brushing used for the case sides.

Singer Reimagined Track1 SKLT Edition

On the back of the case, concentric circular brushing focuses the eye on the beautiful complexity of the Agengraphe movement. Finally, the strap housing is sand-blasted to provide functional durability.

Thanks to a radically new architecture, the AgenGraphe brings together all the chronograph functions in the centre of the watch, allowing for an easy and intuitive reading of elapsed time. To further enhance legibility, the chronograph incorporates jumping minute and hour indicators.

Singer Reimagined Track1 SKLT Edition

To connect the chronograph mechanism to the timekeeping gear train, the AgenGraphe features an innovative clutch mechanism. The coupling is made horizontally which requires less space, yet it is made using friction, just like a vertical clutch.

The dial-side rotor (made possible because the hands are on a central axis) leaves an unimpeded view of the movement and its 477 meticulously hand-finished parts.

Singer Reimagined Track1 SKLT Edition

The hand-made strap is executed in black textile, with golden contrast stitching and black titanium grommets.

The Singer Track1 – SKLT Edition is produced as a limited edition of 15 numbered units.

Technical details

Model: Singer Track1 SKLT Edition

Movement
Calibre Singer Reimagined 6361 Automatic mechanical movement. Column-wheel chronograph, AgenGraphe, Singer Reimagined exclusive 3-60 indication centralized instantaneous chronograph hours (60 hours) and minutes (60 minutes) sweep chronograph second hand (60 seconds)
Dimensions: 34.40 mm
Height: 7.18 mm
Number of parts: 477
Number of jewels: 67
Power reserve: 60 hours
Escapement: Swiss lever
Balance: Flat with AgenPit regulator
Frequency: 21’600 vph (3 Hz)

Functions
Hours, minutes on peripheral discs, central chronograph with instantaneous hours, instantaneous minutes and sweeping seconds

Case
Material: 18k yellow gold (1N)
Diameter 43 mm
Height 15 mm
Crystal: Sapphire with double-sided antireflective coating
Back: Screwed with sapphire crystal
Water resistance 10 ATM / 100 meters

Strap
Material: Black textile
Rivets: Screw down rivets in brushed grade 5 titanium with DLC coating
(Singer Reimagined offers a rich choice of custom-made straps upon request. These can be personalized to fit the style of each client).

Buckle
Folding buckle
Material: Brushed Black DLC coated steel with polished edges

Price
CHF 90’000 (excluding VAT and local taxes)

Edition
Limited edition of 15 numbered pieces

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Chronograph 39 Edition “Laureus Sport for Good”

On the occasion of the 2022 Laureus World Sports Awards in Seville, Spain, IWC Schaffhausen unveils the Portofino Chronograph 39 Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” to highlight its support for the work Laureus Sport for Good undertakes around the world.

The special edition is limited to 1000 pieces and features a dial in the typical Laureus blue. The engraving on the case back displays the winning entry from the drawing competition that IWC organises every year within all Laureus programmes.

The Portofino Chronograph 39 Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” is the 16th special edition that IWC has launched in collaboration with the Laureus Sport for Good foundation. Laureus Sport for Good operates in more than 50 countries and supports over 250 programmes around the world. The programmes employ sport to transform the lives of children and young people. They aim to promote social change, and put an end to violence and discrimination.

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Chronograph 39 Edition “Laureus Sport for Good”

Limited to 1000 pieces, this timepiece features a stainless steel case in an easily wearable diameter of 39 millimetres. The dial in the typical Laureus blue contrasts with the rhodium-plated hands and appliques. The chronograph is fitted on a black calfskin strap.

An engraving of the winning entry from the drawing competition that IWC organises each year within all Laureus programmes appears on the case back. The drawing depicts hands united together as equals, and was created by 15-year-old Jatin Malhan.

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Chronograph 39 Edition “Laureus Sport for Good”

Jatin is goalkeeper for the Youth Football Club Rurka Kalan in the Jalandhar district of Punjab, India.

The Laureus World Sports Awards is the premier global sports awards honouring the greatest sportsmen, sportswomen and teams across all sports each year. The Nominees are selected by a panel of over 1300 representatives from the world of global sports media.

Award winners are voted for by the ultimate sporting jury, Laureus World Sports Academy, a collective of 71 of the greatest living sporting legends who volunteer their time to support the organisation.

Technical details

Model: IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Chronograph 39 Edition “Laureus Sport for Good”, Ref. IW391408

Movement
Calibre 79350
Mechanical chronograph movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 31
Power reserve: 44 h
Winding: Automatic

Functions
Stopwatch function with minutes and seconds
Small hacking seconds

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 39 mm
Height: 12.8 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistance: 3 bar

Dial
Blue dial
Rhodium-plated hands and appliqués

Strap
Black calfskin strap

Tag Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition

TAG Heuer has released a new edition of its iconic Monaco made with the partner Gulf. The co-creation wears the legendary colours and design of the Gulf brand and is equipped with the in-house movement Heuer 02 – a premiere for the Monaco Gulf edition.

Tag Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition

The Monaco Gulf’s story begins with the passion for top-tier of motorsport. The Gulf brand became iconic in the world of racing thanks to its defining livery of vibrant blue and vivid orange which adorned the teams that it sponsored. In the golden era of racing spanning the 1960s and 1970s their main partner would be JW Automotive Engineering, a name that has left an indelible mark on the history of endurance racing.

JW Automotive Engineering is perhaps most clearly remembered for its involvement in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with overall wins in 1968, 1969 and 1975. In addition the team field entries in 1970 and 1971 with some of the most celebrated drivers of the era, including the famed Swiss pilot Jo Siffert, aboard the technical tour de force that was the Porsche 917.

At this time, Siffert was a friend of Heuer, one of the first ambassadors as we know them today, and also the driving coach of Steve McQueen for his movie Le Mans. This is how the connection with Gulf, TAG Heuer and Porsche first came life: the Porsche 917 in the signature colours of Gulf and Jo Siffert at the wheel that would lead to the association with Steve McQueen who drove the same car in the mythical movie, wearing the Monaco on his wrist. When all of these elements are seen together it is clear why this partnership is one of legends, elevating the Monaco even further in its iconic status.

In 2007, in honor of this defining association, TAG Heuer decided to create a Monaco edition using the Gulf colors and since then, each timepiece from this special collection was a great success and highly collectible.

Tag Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition

For the 2022 edition, TAG Heuer strikes once again with an even more stunning version of the Monaco Gulf Edition. More refined, with a beautiful design and the in-house Heuer 02 movement that is housed in the fine brushed and polished steel case, the TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition is a true eye-catcher.

Of course, the design continues to be based on the three iconic colors of Gulf but this time in more contemporary colour combinations: the special dark blue, turquoise, and orange. With these new elements and a little twist, this new TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf version becomes all the more unique and features more refined Gulf touches.

Tag Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition

Focusing on the watch’s dial, the sleek Gulf touches are mixed with the refined aesthetic of the Monaco. The Gulf accents have also been featured in an elegant way and for the first time, the three colors are present on the minute sub-counters at 3 o’clock, too. Also a premiere in the Monaco Gulf watch editions, the Gulf logo on the dial is totally white.

Tag Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition

To emphasize the elegance of the watch, the opaline sunray brushed dial brings to the watch an interesting aesthetic duality. And last but not least, the 12 o’clock index is replaced by the number “60” – polished and rhodium plated – as a nod to the racing number on the Porsche Gulf racing cars.

On the back of the TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition, the TAG Heuer designers worked on a personalised version of the oscillating mass and column wheel with a special engraving coloured to match the Gulf orange pantone.

Tag Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition

To complete the sporty but sophisticated look of the watch, the strap is made with of perforated blue calfskin leather and an orange lining. Although the strap has the typical perforation made especially for the Monaco Gulf editions, the holes now have different sizes, a reflection of the design originally fitted to Monaco models in the 1970s, bring a touch of the past to this Special Edition timepiece.

Tag Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition

The TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition watch comes with a new packaging featuring a box and a special travel pouch, also using the refreshed Gulf colours. This timepiece will be available starting from May 2022 and sold worldwide in the TAG Heuer boutiques and on the e-commerce website of the brand.

Technical details

Model: TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition
Reference: CBL2115.FC6494

Movement
Calibre HEUER02 Automatic

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph

Dial
Blue sunray brushed dial with 60 second / minute scale
3 counters:
– 3 o’clock: silver opalin minute chronograph counter; orange lacquered hand
– 9 o’clock: silver opalin hour chronograph counter; orange lacquered hand
– 6 o’clock: permanent second indicator; rhodium plated hand
Rhodium plated polished, facetted applied indexes
Hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova®

Case
39 mm diameter
Domed, beveled sapphire crystal
Steel screwed sapphire case back
Water resistance: 100 meters

Bracelet
Blue calf skin strap; alsavel orange lining
Polished steel folding clasp with double safety push-buttons

Availability
May 2022

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

CYRUS Genève presents Klepcys DICE Lime, a new interpretation of its Double Independent Monopusher Chronograph.

Introduced in 2021, DICE is an acronym for Double Independent Chronograph Evolution. It is equipped with a Double Independent Monopusher Chronograph movement, developed by CYRUS in its in-house Manufacture in Le Locle. This extraordinary timepiece was developed by Jean-François Mojon, one of the talented master watchmakers in the modern era.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

Like its predecessor, the new Klepcys DICE Lime is equipped with two independent monopusher chronographs for measuring two short intervals of time independently or in synchrony, all housed in a single self-winding mechanical movement.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

The hallmark feature of CYRUS Genève’s KLEPCYS timepieces is the iconic cushion-shaped case with elongated lugs on the case body, a three-dimensional bezel with rounded corners, and symmetrical twin crowns. Assembly of the case is a complex process involving no less than 26 polished and satin-finish parts.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

The Klepcys DICE Lime comes in two versions, crafted from natural grade 5 titanium with a polished/satin finish, or a black DLC treatment. Just 10 pieces are available for each version. Given the amount of space occupied by the unusual calibre, with two mainplates and as many chronographic modules, the size is actually limited, with a diameter of 42 mm and a thickness of 16.5 mm.

The thinner bezel has been slightly adjusted to make more room for the dial and enhance legibility. Titanium is a hard-wearing, extremely lightweight material that makes this model, waterproof to 10 ATM, extremely comfortable to wear.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

The 3D architecture of the open-worked display is an emblematic feature in all the Swiss Maison’s watches. It is a meditated approach, and designed to allow the chronograph mechanism to be seen in action from the dial side, from which the two column wheels are clearly visible.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

The elapsed times recorded by the two chronographs can be read off at a glance, thanks to the two-colour scheme which CYRUS Genève has adopted in dazzling green and intense yellow. Both hues feature on the two hands of the chronograph counter at 3 o’clock, on the double-scale flange around the dial, on the column wheels and the respective crowns.

The chrono minute and second hands are specular. The first chronograph is picked out in green; the crown set at 3 o’clock starts, stops and resets it to 12 o’clock. The second chronograph is set with the pusher on the crown at 9 o’clock; it is highlighted in yellow, and resets to 6 o’clock.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

The open-work luminescent hands are rhodium-plated. They indicate the time on a bevelled, anti-reflective sapphire crystal ring with raised Arabic numerals, also luminescent, which emit a blue glow. The transparency also ensures an unhindered view of the breath-taking movement that powers this model. The small seconds are placed at 9, with an original hand which recalls the Maison’s logo: a three-armed helix with a luminescent tip.

The look of the Klepcys DICE Lime has received an upgrade. The chrono counter and small seconds are both crafted in anti-reflective sapphire crystal with markers and profiles in green. The bridges above the respective counters are lacquer-finished in the same shade. The colour elements are all combined with skill, making for a dial which is aesthetically pleasing.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

To round off the style of the new “Klepcys DICE Green”, CYRUS Genève has opted for a green Cordura fabric strap with a titanium folding clasp to match the case. The watch is delivered with an additional soft black rubber strap.

Once again, Jean-François Mojon has surprised enthusiasts with his latest creation: the CYR718 automatic calibre. The movement which powers the Klepcys DICE Lime features two identical chronograph mechanisms which are visible on the dial side, as the movement has been reversed. The symmetrical design offers a fascinating view of the two column wheels that are the “heart” of this complication.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

The two mainplates of this innovative mechanism are finished with a black micro-beaded PVD treatment. The additional module for the two independent chronographs is made up of 218 components, all mounted on the two mainplates. With 443 components in total, the mechanism beats at 28,800 vibrations/hour, and the single barrel delivers a 60-hour power reserve.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

Klepcys DICE Lime is equipped with two independent chronograph movements and two display axes: one corresponds to the chronograph seconds and the second to the 30-minute counter of the double chronograph. The chronographs are activated by two column wheels, which in turn activate the different levers and couplings that move the seconds and 30-minute chronograph display.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

The activation of chronograph levers generates considerable shocks and dispersion of energy, especially during the return-to-zero phase when the hammer on the heart cam is activated. Thanks to a special system of insulation, which ensures precision measurements for the duration of the event, these shocks have no repercussions on the display of the functions. In short, the two chronographs function independently without exerting any influence on one another.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

The motion work mechanism that carries the hours and minutes hands also required special attention. Conventionally, this mechanism is composed of several gears placed on different rotational axes. However, to free up as much space as possible for the dual chronograph complication, Mojon came up with a concentric mechanism for the motion work. Not only is the mechanism more compact, but it is coaxial to the axes of the hands.

Technical details

Model: Klepcys DICE Lime

References
Ref. 539.508.TT.B: With polished titanium case
Ref. 539.508.DD.B: With black DLC titanium case

Movement
Manufacture self-winding movement, calibre CYR718
Dimensions: 36.00 mm Ø x 11.65 mm thickness
Components: 443 total – 218 correspond to the chronograph module
Number of Jewels: 51total – 17 correspond to the chronograph module
Annular balance wheel
Frequency: 4 Hz
Vibrations per hour: 28,800
Swiss lever escapement
Rhodium-plated barrel with snailed ratchet wheel, Cyrus logo and inscription filled with black lacquer
Power reserve: 60 hours
Two microbeaded black PVD mainplates
Bridges: grey anthracite NAC galvanic treatment, decorated with embossed sunray pattern with satin and microbeaded finishing
New open-worked monobloc rotor with a sunray pattern, engraved with “The Conquest of Innovation”, open-worked central medallion with Cyrus helix logo in 18K 4N gold

Functions
Central hours and minutes
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
30-minute counter of the double independent chronograph at 3 o’clock, double hands in green and yellow
Two central chronograph hands; green hand resets-to-zero at 12 o’clock, yellow hand resets at 6 o’clock

Case
Cushion-shaped case made of 26 parts
Diameter: 42 mm excluding the crowns
Thickness: 16.5 mm
Materials: Polished/brushed Grade 5 titanium/ Grade 5 titanium with black DLC treatment
Crown at 3 o’clock: position 1 to wind the movement; position 2 to adjust time + pusher for activation of chronograph No. 1 (start-stop-reset)
Crown at 9 o’clock: pusher to activate chronograph No. 2 (start-stop-reset)
Decoration of crowns: engraved Cyrus logo, black rubber ring embossed with grooves and green anodised aluminium ring on crown at 3 o’clock corresponding to chronograph No. 1; yellow anodised aluminium ring at 9 o’clock corresponding to chronograph No. 2 Sapphire crystal on dial side: anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case back: sapphire crystal, sealed with customised screws with Cyrus logo
Engraving “Limited Edition ONE of 10”
Water-resistance: 10 ATM (100 m – 330 ft)

Dial
3D open-worked dial
Sapphire crystal hour ring with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, bevelled and polished edges, Arabic numerals with white Super-LumiNova with blue light emissions
Minute markers on black PVD flange placed at 5-minute intervals, treated with white Super-LumiNova with blue glow
Flange with double scale corresponding to chronograph with 5-minute intervals in green and yellow
Open-worked hour and minute hands, rhodium-plated with polished edges, treated with white Super-LumiNova with blue glow
Small seconds counter at 9 o’clock: anti-reflective sapphire crystal with green profile and green lacquered Arabic numerals at 15-second intervals surmounted by a microblasted rhodium-plated ring, helix small seconds hand with luminescent tip (white Super-LumiNova with blue glow)
30-minute counter at 3 o’clock: anti-reflective sapphire glass with green profile, markers at 5-minute intervals, two specular hands in green and yellow with double indications at 15/30 minutes in same colour corresponding to the two independent chronographs
Central chronograph seconds hands: green hand with reset at 12 o’clock, yellow with reset at 6 o’clock
Green lacquered bridges of the chronograph counter and small seconds
Lacquered column wheels: green at 12 o’clock and yellow at 6 o’clock

Strap
Green Cordura fabric strap with folding clasp matching the case material, customised with Cyrus logo
Additional black rubber strap

Edition
Limited edition of 10 pieces in each case material

Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada

Bell & Ross presents BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada, an exclusive timepiece inspired by the world of cigars.

The BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada is the third Bell & Ross watch to highlight the Cuban cigars theme. In 2006, the Swiss brand launched the BR Vintage 126 XL Edición Limitada. This sporty chronograph from the Vintage collection has a round rose gold case.

In 2015, the Bell and Ross WW1 Edición Limitada came along to embellish the series. This model takes up the design of the WW1, inspired by the first wrist watches. The retro-style timepiece features a round red gold case and very thin wire lugs.

Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada

More urban in design, the new BR 05 Chrono watch features the Edición Limitada warm finish that is created with a brown dial and gold case.

Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada

The design of the watch is inspired by the world of Havana cigars. With its rounded square corners and 42mm case, the BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada chronograph evokes the Robusto cigar, a famous thick, short cigar with a square tip. Its prominent colors (brown, red and gold) evoke the Maduro cigar, with its dark brown wrapper finished with a red and gold ring.

Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada

The Matte brown color of the dial mirrors the tobacco leaf surrounding the cigar. Gold covers the small, subtle details, like the outside of the chronograph counters. Red can be found on the stopwatch hands, evoking the cigar bands. As a nod to the cigar’s roots, the Edición Limitada inscription on the dial is written in red and in Spanish.

Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada

The colour code used is also a way to separate different functions, a Bell & Ross signature design detail. The two stopwatch hands are dressed in red. The large central hand measures the seconds, while the small hand on the counter at 9 o’clock measures the stopwatch minutes. The counter at 3 o’clock houses a small golden hand which displays the seconds.

Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada

The mix of gold and steel creates a harmonious result. On the BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada, gold features on the bezel and strap links. The case and the rest of the strap are made of steel. The colours of both metals pair very well with the dial’s matte brown.

A refined chronograph, the BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada houses a self-winding BR-CAL301 movement. The counter at nine o’clock indicates the chronograph minutes. The counter at three o’clock displays the small seconds. The date is displayed in a discreet window set between 4 and 5 o’clock, a useful function of valued precision.

Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada

The watch is sold with a choice of two straps. The brown rubber strap gives the watch a sportier feel. This version is the entry level of the series. The other strap comes in 4N rose gold and steel, perfectly matching the steel case and its rose gold bezel.

Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada

This collector’s watch is delivered in a spectacular precious wood box. The Bell & Ross logo is embedded to its lid in the form of a cigar ring in gilded steel and 5N gold. The elegant case is adorned with varnished ebony on the outside and cedar wood in the inside. A beautiful piece in its own right, the case is designed to easily turn into an authentic cigar box. The colours used in its materials match those of the BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada chronograph.

Technical details

Model: Bell and Ross BR 05 CHRONO EDICIÓN LIMITADA

Movement
BR-CAL.301 Automatic mechanical

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock and date
Chronograph: 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock, central chronograph seconds

Case
Satin-finished and polished steel and 18 ct rose gold
42 mm in width
12.40 mm thick
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating.
Screw-down crown
Crown guard
Sapphire case-back with the view of 360° oscillating weight
Water-resistance: 100 metres

Dial
Brown
Gold-plated applique numerals
Gold-plated applique indices filled with Super-LumiNova®
Metal skeletonised Super-LumiNova®-filled hour and minute hands
Brown flange with 60-minute scale with rose gold marking

Strap
Brown rubber strap or
Steel and 18 K rose gold two-colour bracelet
Buckle: Folding buckle in satin-finished and polished steel

Edition
Limited edition of 250 pieces

Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Multimeter

With BR 03-94 MULTIMETER, Swiss watch brand Bell & Ross shows the high potential of the chronograph complication and its involvement in sport.

Chronographs are designed to measure short times. They are equipped with a large independent central hand that can be started, stopped and then reset. Chronographs also measure speed using a tachymeter scale.

A chronograph can be used for multiple measurements. The BR 03-94 Multimeter brings them all together on its dial. This exceptional model notably allows the measurement of speed, the number of breaths or even heartbeats.

Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Multimeter

The new BR 03-94 Multimeter takes up the iconic “circle within a square” shape of the emblematic cockpit clock. Created in 2005, this watch features a very graphic case, which has become a reference in terms of design.

The 42 mm diameter of the BR 03-94 Multimeter makes it perfectly suitable for everyday use. The multicoloured dial of this sophisticated chronograph captivates the eye.

Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Multimeter

Like all stopwatches, the BR 03-94 Multimeter is intended for measuring short times. This novelty turns out to be multi-functional, as it combines all the information indicated by a chronograph.

The BR 03-94 Multimeter represents a kind of ultimate instrument. It can be suitable for running, cycling, as well as for driving.

Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Multimeter

Two additional dial counters complete the chronograph indication. The one at 9 o’clock indicates the timer minutes. The one at 3 o’clock displays the permanent seconds.

To maintain optimal readability, the watchmaker has opted for double-weighted hands. Their counterweight makes it possible to compensate for this absence of indexes. Naturally, the BR 03-94 Multimeter also displays the hour and minutes by central hands and the date in an aperture. Its 60-minute chrono scale is typically located on the flange of the dial.

Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Multimeter

Aesthetically, the spectacular BR 03-94 Multimeter is visually attractive. This singular and graphic chronograph is extremely pleasing to the eye. Its coloured dial uses the principle of colour differentiation of the various indications displayed on the dashboards of aircraft. Its matt black ceramic case contrasts with its eye-catching dial overflowing with information. To maintain readability and functionality, Bell & Ross has chosen a specific shade for each category of information.

The pulsometer scale is dressed in orange. It only runs on the right-hand side of the dial. The asthmometric scale is coated in bottle green. It also only runs on the right-hand side of the dial. The three tachymeter scales opt for pale green, light grey and white. They run over the entire dial.

For better readability, the date has been transferred between midday and 1 o’clock (it is usually located between 4 and 5 o’clock).

The BR 03-94 Multimeter is powered by the self-winding BR-CAL.301 calibre. At first glance, the operation of this watch may seem complex. In fact, it is much less complex than it seems. To fully understand it, it is imperative to refer to the small user manual, which is inserted on the left-hand side of the dial. Very easy to understand, it presents the 5 on-board scales.

It defines them according to three fundamental data: the base unit (“base”), the function (“function”) and the unit of measurement (“unit”).

Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Multimeter

The pulsometer counts the heartbeats. It is expressed in beats per minute on a 15-beat basis. The asthmometer monitors breaths and is expressed in expirations per minute. It is expressed on a 5-breath basis.

The three tachometers measure speed, in km/h. Their basis of measurement is distinct for each of them and is based on three different units of measurement: 100 m, 250 m or 1 km. The first corresponds to the jogger (running), the second to the cyclist (bicycle) and the third to the pilot (sports car).

Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Multimeter

In practice, the stopwatch is started by pressing the top pushbutton. The large hand is triggered and starts its cycle. It is stopped by pressing the top pushbutton again. The hand cuts the 5 colour scales indicating heartbeats and breaths. Speed, the main indication, is read on three scales based on different units. The classic chronograph function remains.

Technical details

Model: Bell and Ross BR 03-94 MULTIMETER 500 Limited edition
Ref. BR0394-SW-CE/SRB

Movement
BR-CAL.301
Automatic mechanical

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock and date
Chronograph: 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock, central chronograph seconds
Tachymeter, pulsometer and asthmometer

Case
Matt black ceramic
42 mm in width
12.80 mm thick
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Water-resistance: 100 metres

Dial
Black dial
Indicators for 3 tachymeter zones, 1 pulsometer zone and 1 asthmometer zone
Minute track painted white on the flange
Super-LumiNova®-painted hour and minute hands

Strap
Perforated black rubber and ultra-resilient black synthetic fabric
Pin buckle in Steel with black PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) finish

Edition
Limited edition of 500 pieces

Patek Philippe Ref. 5470P-001 1/10th Second Monopusher Chronograph

Patek Philippe has launched its first wrist chronograph for tenths-of-a-second short-time measurements with a new, very precise high-performance movement.

With this new grand complication watch, the Geneva manufacture presents a manually wound movement with two separate chronograph mechanisms and sweep hands. One of them indicates tenths of a second – precisely and very crisply. This high-tech high-frequency caliber (5 Hz) incorporates 31 patents, of which seven new patents are specific to the new mechanism.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5470P-001 1/10th Second Monopusher Chronograph

Featuring a platinum case with a blue dial and red accents, this tenth-of-a-second monopusher chronograph will be produced in small series due to the complexity involved in producing such extremely complicated timepieces.

At Patek Philippe, chronographs have a rich, long-standing tradition. Since 1856, the manufacture has stood out with the sublime assets of its pocket chronographs with or without rattrapante hands, often in combination with other complications such as perpetual calendars or minute repeaters.

In ca, 1930–1931, the manufacture even developed a pocket watch with a tenth-of-a-second chronograph; today, it can be admired in the Patek Philippe Museum (Inv. P-340).

As early as 1923, in response to a commission, Patek Philippe had already crafted its first split-seconds chronograph. This single piece was followed starting in 1927 by the first regularly produced wrist chronographs with or without rattrapante hands, among them the legendary Ref. 130 which was made from 1934 onward to the early 1960s.

The first decades of the third millennium were particularly prolific in the field of short-time measurement. As from 2005, Patek Philippe developed an extensive suite of chronograph movements with and without additional complications (rattrapante hands, minute repeaters, perpetual calendars, Annual Calendars, World Time) that were all designed and crafted in the manufacture’s ateliers.

These chronograph movements feature numerous innovations and patented optimizations. Today, they are embedded in a regular collection with over 20 different models for ladies and gentlemen.

A condensate of mechanical achievements

To further push the boundaries of mechanical horology and delight the aficionados of highly technical timepieces, Patek Philippe decided to develop its first movement for a wrist chronograph that can measure and display tenths of a second.

For this purpose, the engineers relied on one of the in-house movements that had been developed during the past twenty years. It was the caliber CH 29-535 PS launched in 2009; it reflects traditional architecture (manually wound, column-wheel control, horizontal wheel clutch) enhanced with six patented innovations and is complemented by its split-seconds version with two sweep chronograph hands (CHR 29-535 PS).

Patek Philippe Ref. 5470P-001 1/10th Second Monopusher Chronograph

The first task was to increase the frequency of the movement. With a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 semi-oscillations per hour that let the movement and the chronograph hands execute 8 jumps per second), the caliber CH 29-535 PS can merely measure eights of a second.

Conversely, the new caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10 beats at a frequency of 5 Hz (36,000 semi-oscillations per hour for 10 jumps per second) and thus allows the measurement of tenths of a second. This is a premiere for a Patek Philippe wrist chronograph but it also requires more energy.

But a sweep seconds hand alone and a frequency of 5 Hz would not be sufficient to display tenths of a second with the desired accuracy. The dial of a wristwatch does not provide enough space for a scale with a microscopically tight tenths-of-a-second graduation.

The designers thus resolved to provide the caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10 with two independent chronograph mechanisms: one for the seconds and the instantaneous 30-minute counter, the other exclusively for measuring and displaying stopped tenths of a second.

A patented concentric display

With this decision, Patek Philippe opted for good legibility. In keeping with the manufacture’s customer-centric creation philosophy, it was essential to assure the ideally organized, fast and dependable readability of the tenths of a second, the seconds, and minutes of the chronograph.

The engineers therefore conceived a patented system that displays the measured seconds and the fractions of a second concentrically. The watch features two sweep chronograph hands, each of them driven by an independent mechanism. The hand that performs a complete revolution per minute shows the stopped seconds in the traditional manner.

The other hand (lacquered red in the new Ref. 5470P-001) performs one revolution per 12 seconds, i.e. five times faster than an ordinary chronograph hand and sweeps across 12 sectors subdivided into tenths.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5470P-001 1/10th Second Monopusher Chronograph

In this way, the user can immediately read the elapsed seconds guided by the pearl markers and then, on the outer railway track scale, read the number of elapsed tenths of a second departing from the last red marker. The minutes of the short-time measurement are displayed by the instantaneous 30-minute counter on the subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock.

Given so much simplicity in use, the patented system’s heart is a true treasure chest of ingenious solutions in the movement but out of sight. As usual, Patek Philippe raised the bar and specified that the new caliber should meet ambitious requirements in every respect.

The watch should not only be able to measure and display tenths of a second but also retain this precision during a 30-minute run of the chronograph.

Additionally, the caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10 had to be built as compactly as possible while retaining the diameter of the base caliber (29.6 mm) and allowing only a slight height increase (from 5.35 mm to 6.96 mm) – despite the two chronograph mechanisms and a total of 396 parts. As a true accomplishment in miniaturization, this new movement is even shorter than the rattrapante caliber CHR 29-535 PS (7.1 mm).

Energy control and high precision

The Patek Philippe Grand Complication thus created is as complex as a tourbillon, a minute repeater or a split-seconds chronograph. For the frequency of 5 Hz and the integration of a second chronograph mechanism with a high-speed hand, the new caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10 requires considerably more energy.

To master and limit this energy appetite, the engineers had to intervene at all nooks and crannies of the movement. And of course, the term “precision” dominated the entire development of the movement.

The challenge began with a single mainspring that was needed to provide energy for the whole movement. Patek Philippe reworked this component and increased its efficiency to preserve the amplitude of the balance spring as much as possible and to assure optimized rate stability.

To increase the available energy and boost the power reserve, the diameter of the barrel arbor was reduced and the number of mainspring coils increased. A patented notch reduces the tension of the slip bridle during the winding process, thus eliminating the risk of damage due to the increased force.

A high-tech regulator mechanism

To handle the three challenges – efficiency, reliability, and rate accuracy – Patek Philippe decided to use its Oscillomax® ensemble that had been developed by the “Patek Philippe Advanced Research” department.

This high-tech regulator mechanism was presented in 2011, was granted 17 patents, and has three innovative components that rely on all advantages of the Silinvar® technology – it is based on a derivative of silicon with extraordinary physical and mechanical characteristics (lightweight, rugged, antimagnetic, etc.).

The ensemble operates with a Spiromax® balance spring with a patented terminal curve and an inner boss (patent granted in 2017, Ref. 5650), a Pulsomax® escapement consisting of a lever and escape wheel with extensively reworked geometries as well as a Gyromax® balance in Silinvar® with gold inlays.

This is the first time since the launch of the Perpetual Calendar Patek Philippe Advanced Research Ref. 5550P (2011) that Patek Philippe has added the Oscillomax® ensemble in its current collection.

But this decision plays a decisive role for the exceptional performance of the new caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10 movement. And it enables the high rate accuracy with a maximum deviation of -3/+2 seconds per day specified by the Patek Philippe Seal – despite the clearly higher energy consumption of the movement.

Fluid and perfectly synchronized hand movements

Another big challenge arose during the development of the caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10 regarding the quality of the display, particularly of the tenths of a second. The two chronograph displays must be perfectly synchronized. Despite the high speed of rotation, the tenth-of-a-second hand must move fluidly without jumps or vibrations. Here, too, the manufacture’s engineers developed and implemented innovative solutions.

The mechanism for displaying the tenths of a second receives its energy via a driving wheel from the fourth wheel of the base movement. Patek Philippe designed the driving wheel in a novel two-part arrangement: the upper wheel with flexible spokes, the lower one with rigid spokes.

Thanks to this patented anti-backlash principle that is both compact and energy-saving, the teeth of the driving wheel exert an elastic force on the clutch wheel, eliminating any risk of hand vibration.

As soon as the chronograph is started, the tenth-of-a-second driving wheel (with one revolution per minute) engages with the tenth-of-a-second pinion that performs one revolution in 12 seconds (turning five times faster).

To enable this “acceleration”, Patek Philippe provided the tenth-of-a-second pinion with microtoothing: 136 teeth on a pinion diameter of 1.469 mm and with a tooth height of 30 μm. The pretensioning force exerted by the clutch wheel on the pinion suppresses tooth backlash. Many individual measures maximize the accuracy of the display.

A proven shock absorber

Another indispensable measure needed for a user-centric solution relates to the shock absorber. The new caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10 had to handle all requirements and risks to which it would be exposed in daily use.

For this purpose, Patek Philippe developed two patented mechanisms. One of them is a shock absorber hook that would secure the clutch rocker during the entire short-time measurement process.

The second one uses the “unbalances” (centers of gravity, not to be confused with centers of rotation) of components of the mechanism for the tenths-of-a-second chronograph. In the event of a shock, the acceleration values of the components exposed to it are compensated instead of being cumulated. The result is that all components remain in the desired positions, eliminating any impact on the correct function of the watch.

A monopusher chronograph

The chronograph has a single pusher at 2 o’clock that successively executes the start, stop, and reset commands. This monopusher arrangement recalls the classic chronographs and will delight the aficionados of technical timepieces.

In addition to the patented special features of the caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10, the new watch embodies the seamless pairing of tradition and innovation that constitutes the core of the Patek philosophy.

The sapphire-crystal case back (interchangeable with the solid platinum back delivered with the watch) affords a spectacular view of the caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10 with its filigreed components and the elaborately executed finissage (bridges with chamfered and polished edges, Geneva striping, etc.). The engraved, gilt inscriptions “Oscillomax 5 Hz” and “GyromaxSi” on the bridges refer to the innovative movement components.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5470P-001 1/10th Second Monopusher Chronograph

A movement dedicated entirely to performance and short-time measurements needs to be well protected so Patek Philippe created an inimitably sporty exterior. To case this condensate of technical prowess, the manufacture chose platinum, the most precious metal but also the most difficult one to machine.

The gently rounded case has the same design as the manually wound Ref. 5370 Split Seconds Chronograph launched in 2015. As a special feature, it has a concave bezel that forms a perfect transition to the slightly domed sapphire-crystal glass.

The case flanks are slightly recessed and satin-finished, the lugs are subtly curved and feature decorative cabochons at the ends of the spring bars. Like all of Patek Philippe’s platinum models, the Ref. 5470P-001 is adorned with a flawless brilliant-cut diamond between the lugs at 6 o’clock.

The elegant blue of the dial harmonizes exceptionally well with the shimmering reflections of the platinum case, at the same time offering the perfect contrast for the crisp legibility of the individual displays.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5470P-001 1/10th Second Monopusher Chronograph

The chronograph seconds are indicated with a sandblasted and rhodiumed steel hand on a minute scale with small gold pearls. The tenths of a second are displayed with a slender hand in Silinvar®.

Because it is so lightweight, the high-tech material saves energy but has the rigidity needed to withstand the shock that occurs when the chronograph is abruptly stopped.

Thanks to a new patented process for decorating the Silinvar® hand, in this case lacquered red, and a second patent concerning the attachment of the pipe to the Silinvar® hand by brazing, Patek Philippe succeeded for the first time in using the promising material for external features of a watch.

The red color of the hand is also echoed on the markers of the railway-track scale for reading tenths of a second. As long as the chronograph is not operating, the red and gray chronograph hands are superposed and look like a single hand. Once a short-time measurement has been started with the pusher at 2 o’clock, it launches its fascinating ballet with two separate rotation speeds.

The instantaneous 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and the small seconds at 9 o’clock have crisp railway-track scales to improve the legibility of the respective information.

The new 5470P-001 is worn on a navy blue calfskin strap with an embossed fabric pattern and red decorative seams in perfect harmony with the colors of the dial. Its fold-over clasp in platinum assures comfort and safety on the wrist.

The seven patents of the new caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10 movement

  1. Concentric display (Patent WO2012104688A1): This display mode based on two sweep hands assures simple, swift, and safe legibility of seconds and fractions of a second.
  2. Notch in the barrel arbor (Patent WO2017005394A1): The addition of this notch reduces the tension on the spring hook while the mainspring is being wound. It also allows a smaller diameter of the barrel arbor, increasing the energy stored in the mainspring by further spring coils.
  3. 1/10 driving wheel with anti-backlash feature (European patent application EP3042250A1): This design on two levels (an upper wheel with flexible spokes and a lower one with rigid spokes) allows the creation of an anti-backlash wheel that is compact and consumes little energy.
  4. Chronograph with shock-absorber hook (Patent WO2015173372A2): In the event of a shock, this system securely holds the clutch rocker of the operating chronograph mechanism to prevent disruptions of the ongoing short-time measurement.
  5. Pendulum shock absorber (Swiss Patent CH713473A2): This system utilizes the acceleration forces of shocks on the watch to keep the components of a mechanism in the desired position and thus to assure correct functionality.
  6. Surface primer for the silicon hand (European patent application EP3764167A1): With a fine primer coating (e.g. PVD or CVD), this process improves the adhesion of lacquer on a silicon-oxide surface (Silinvar®).
  7. Assembly process for watch components (European patent EP 3309624 B1): Thanks to a multi-layer metal coating, this process for joining two base materials, one of which non-metallic, allows the pipe of a Silinvar® hand to be brazed.

These patents are complemented by the six patented innovations for the caliber CH 29-535 PS introduced in 2009, the 17 patents for the development of the high-tech Oscillomax® ensemble (2011), and the patent for the optimized Spiromax® balance spring with a terminal curve and an inner boss (2017). The caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10 unites a total of 31 inventions developed and patented by Patek Philippe.

Technical details

Model: Ref. 5470P-001 1/10th Second Monopusher Chronograph

Movement
Caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10
Manually wound mechanical movement, chronograph with column-wheel control, horizontal dual clutch with wheels and instantaneous 30-minute counter, module for tenths-of-a-second measurements of the chronograph with sweep hand, small seconds
Diameter: 29.6 mm
Height: 6.96 mm
Number of parts: 396
Number of jewels: 38
Power reserve: Min. 48 hours (with chronograph switched off)
Balance: Gyromax® in Silinvar® with inlays in 99.9% gold
Frequency: 36,000 semi-oscillations per hour (5 Hz)
Balance spring: Spiromax® in Silinvar®
Escapement: Pulsomax® with lever and escape wheel in Silinvar®
Balance spring stud: Adjustable

Functions
2-position crown
– Pushed in: To wind the watch
– Pulled out: To set the time and stop seconds

Displays
Center hour and minute hands
Chronograph hand and tenths-of-a-second chronograph hand from the center
30-minute counter at 6 o’clock
Subsidiary seconds at 9 o’clock

Pushers
Chronograph start, stop, and reset at 2 o’clock

Hallmark
Patek Philippe Seal

Case
950 platinum
Sapphire-crystal case back and interchangeable solid platinum back
Flawless rare white Top Wesselton diamond between the lugs at 6 o’clock
Water resistant to 30 m (3 bar)
Diameter: 41 mm
Height (crystal to display back): 13.68 mm

Dial
Brass, lacquered blue
Applied Breguet numerals in 18K white gold and minute pearl markers
Railway track scale printed white and red (minutes, snailed small seconds at 9 o’clock, snailed 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock)
Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands in 18K white gold with luminous coating
Small seconds with sword hand in 18K white gold
Chronograph hand, sandblasted steel, rhodiumed
Tenths-of-a-second chronograph hand in red lacquered Silinvar®
30-minute counter with sword hand in 18K white gold

Strap
Calfskin with embossed fabric pattern, hand-stitched, navy blue with red contrast seams, fold-over clasp in 950 platinum

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN “Lake Tahoe” and “Woodland” Editions

IWC Schaffhausen unveils two new TOP GUN chronographs in colored ceramic in the Pilot’s Watches family.

The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “Lake Tahoe” features a white ceramic case and a black dial. The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “Woodland” combines a dark green ceramic case and dial with pushers, crown and a case back in matte black Ceratanium®.

Both timepieces are powered by the IWC-manufactured 69380 calibre movement. The annual production of the new models will be limited to 1000 pieces each.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Lake Tahoe

A double chronograph with a black zirconium oxide ceramic case and titanium case back marked the birth of the TOP GUN line in IWC’s Pilot’s Watches family in 2007. Since then, advanced materials have been the hallmark of TOP GUN, lending these timepieces their distinctive technical look.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Woodland

In 2019, IWC introduced the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “Mojave Desert”, the first TOP GUN model in sand-colored ceramic. Today, IWC completes the collection with two new chronographs in white and green ceramic.

Located between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is a mountainous area frequently flown over by the pilots of the U.S Navy TOPGUN School. The winter landscape around this freshwater lake and white uniforms have influenced the design of the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “Lake Tahoe” (Ref. IW389105).

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Lake Tahoe

The chronograph features a 44.5-millimetre white ceramic case, a pitch-black dial, and black hands coated with luminescent material. IWC and Pantone have specified the ceramic color as “IWC Lake Tahoe”.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Lake Tahoe

The pushers and crown are made of stainless steel, the case back of titanium. The matching white rubber strap with a distinctive embossing accentuates the eye-catching design.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Lake Tahoe

The flight suits of naval aviators have inspired the distinctive shade of the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “Woodland” (Ref. IW389106).

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Woodland

The newly developed “IWC Woodland” green is used for the ceramic case and the dial, while the numerals and hour markers are printed in a lighter hue. The pushers and the case back are made of matte black Ceratanium®.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Woodland

Developed by IWC, this material combines the lightness and structural integrity of titanium with a hardness and scratch-resistance similar to ceramic. A matching green rubber strap with textile inlay completes the design.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Woodland

Both timepieces are powered by the IWC-manufactured 69380 calibre, a robust and reliable chronograph with a column-wheel design. In addition, they feature soft-iron inner cases to protect their movements from the effects of magnetic fields. The front glasses are specially secured to withstand sudden drops in air pressure. Both watches are water-resistant to 6 bar and feature the iconic TOP GUN logo as an engraving on the case back.

The use of colored ceramics for the new TOP GUN chronographs added an extra layer of complexity to the design and manufacturing process. With “IWC Lake Tahoe” and “IWC Woodland”, IWC engineered two completely new ceramic colors. A major challenge was to adapt the newly developed ceramic white and green shades to numerous other components made of different materials – each with unique properties and a specific manufacturing process – such as the dial, the hands, the rubber straps and textile inlays, and even luminescent paint.

In the 1980s, IWC carried out pioneering work in the field of ceramic. The company first used this hard and scratch-resistant material in 1986 for the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar (Ref. 3755). Ceramic made its debut in the Pilot’s Watches collection with the 1994 Pilot’s Chronograph Ceramic (Ref. 3705). As early as the 1980s, IWC also experimented with different colors and produced small series or prototypes in white, blue, green, or even pink ceramic.

The production of colored ceramic cases is a particularly demanding exercise. Each case is the result of a unique formula and manufacturing process.

Zirconium oxide is combined with other metallic oxides to give the ceramic its color. Each shade requires different raw materials and a distinct mixing ratio. In addition, the manufacturing process and its specific conditions – such as the temperature and the duration of the sintering process – must be adapted to the colored ceramic and its components. What’s more, colored ceramic also places significantly higher demands on the purity of the raw materials.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Lake Tahoe

The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “Lake Tahoe” and the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “Woodland” are available through IWC boutiques, authorised retail partners or online at IWC.com. They are eligible for registration under the My IWC care program, benefiting from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.

Technical details

Model: IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition “Lake Tahoe”, Ref. IW389105

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Lake Tahoe

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

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 69380
Mechanical chronograph movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 33
Power reserve: 46 h
Winding: Automatic

Case
Ceramic case, titanium case back, stainless steel crown and pushers
Diameter: 44.5 mm
Height: 15.7 mm
Glass Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Glass secured against displacement by drop in air pressure
Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
Screw-in crown
Water-resistance: 6 bar

Dial
Black dial, black hands

Strap
White rubber strap with folding clasp

Edition
Limited annual production of 1000 pieces

Model: IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition “Woodland”, Ref. IW389106

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Woodland

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

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 69380
Mechanical chronograph movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 33
Power reserve: 46 h
Winding: Automatic

Case
Ceramic case, Ceratanium® case back, crown and pushers
Diameter: 44.5 mm
Height: 15.7 mm
Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
Screw-in crown
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Glass secured against displacement by drop in air pressure
Water-resistance: 6 bar

Dial
Green dial, black hands

Strap
Green rubber strap with textile inlay and pin buckle

Edition
Limited annual production of 1000 pieces

TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Edition

After a highly successful first year of collaboration, TAG Heuer and Porsche are celebrating its partnership by creating a bold and decidedly sporty chronograph.

TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Edition

In February 2021, TAG Heuer introduced the Carrera Porsche Chronograph Special Edition (reference CBN2A1F.FC6492) to mark the beginning of its partnership with Porsche. Now, the brand has released a second opus to this collaborative series.

The new TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Edition was unveiled during Watches & Wonders 2022 event in Geneva. This new timepiece is based on the emblematic TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph with an exceptional performance thanks to its in house Calibre Heuer 02.

TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Edition

A movement manufactured entirely at the TAG Heuer factory in Chevenez, consisting of 168 parts including a column wheel and a vertical clutch. These features allow for an exceptional chronometric performance, such as its impressive power reserve of 80 hours.

In terms of design, the sportiness of the TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph is further enhanced by Porsche’s aesthetic appeal. The yellow colour is incorporated in various elements of this creation, which is inspired by Porsche‘s racing yellow PANTONE, reserved by the manufacturer for the sportiest of its vehicles.

TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Edition

It can be seen in the Porsche logo on the bezel, as well as on the lacquer in the crown and in the graphic details present in small touches on the dial and on the second hand. The yellow colour is also present in the luminescence of the Super-LumiNova®, which lights yellow in the dark.

TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Edition

Another key colour in this limited edition is black, which elegantly reinforces the brightness of the yellow with a contrasting effect. To bring a touch of sporty sophistication to this timepiece, TAG Heuer and Porsche designers have used the black colour together with various textures.

TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Edition

The case has been given the highest-quality black treatment possible – diamond-like carbon (DLC), with its extremely elegant deep colour and unfailing resistance. The black dial has a texture inspired by the metallic bodywork of cars with a slightly glittery effect.

Finally, the two black asphalt-effect sub-dials were used on the dial of the previous watch TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Chronograph created in 2021 for the official launch of the partnership between TAG Heuer and Porsche.

Another legacy from the 2021 version, the redesigned oscillating mass in homage to the famous Porsche steering wheel is clearly visible through the Sapphire glass case back marked with “Porsche” and “TAG Heuer” with black and yellow colour touches bringing a perfect harmony to the design of the watch.

TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Edition

Finally, the textile inspired leather strap with double stitching inspired by the seat upholstery of Porsche cars and developed for the previous version, returns in an even more spectacular incarnation. For this limited edition, the yellow stitching and lining provides a dramatic contrast with the black leather, and even more strikingly, the leather itself has been treated to produce a technical fabric effect.

Produced as a limited edition, the TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Edition is engraved with the mention One of 1500 and comes in a custom-made box in the colours of the edition.

TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Edition

The TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Edition will be available as of April 2022 and will primarily be sold via selected specialized watch retailers and at TAG Heuer stores.

Technical details

Model: TAG Heuer Carrera X Porsche Limited Edition
Reference: CBN2A1H.FC6512

Movement
Calibre HEUER 02 Automatic

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph

Dial
Black shimmery dial
Black flange
3 counters:
– 3 o’clock: black asphalt like texture minute chronograph counter; black gold polished hand with white tip with yellow luminescence
– 6 o’clock: black matte permanent second indicator; black gold plated hand
– 9 o’clock: black asphalt like texture hour chronograph counter; black gold polished hand with white tip with yellow luminescence

Case
44 mm diameter
Black DLC steel case
Ceramic black tachymeter fixed bezel
Yellow, black DLC steel crown at 3 o’clock
Black DLC steel screw-down sapphire case back with special engraving
Water resistance: 100 meters

Bracelet
Textile textured black calf skin strap with yellow stitching and racing yellow lining
Black DLC steel folding clasp with double safety push-buttons

Availability
April 2022

LOUIS MOINET TIME TO RACE

Swiss luxury watch brand Louis Moinet presents TIME TO RACE, a series of mechanical chronographs embodying the beauty of motorsports.

TIME TO RACE is not a limited series, but a set of one-of-a-kind creation. Collectors will indeed be able to personalise their model by selecting a one or two-digit “lucky number” that will appear on the front of the timepiece, along with a dedicated colour code: Rosso Corsa, Racing Green or French blue.

These colours have been specifically selected because they embody the most legendary cars in motorsports. To ensure clearer vehicle identification, national colours were assigned in motor racing until the end of the 1960s. This tradition remains present today in the collective imagination, as the tradition has endured. Thus, a red car brings to mind Italy, a green one England and a blue one France…

LOUIS MOINET TIME TO RACE

The aerodynamic quest embodied in the design of TIME TO RACE has defined a style reflecting a resolutely competitive spirit.

Its glare-proofed sapphire crystal features an imposing curvature serving to enable uncompromising appreciation of the column-wheel mechanism. This ingenious and original design has given rise to a new type of inner bezel ring, dissociated from the crystal. It also makes it possible to combine two different readings of short-time measurements: a tachymeter scale and a 60-second display.

LOUIS MOINET TIME TO RACE

The creation of this bi-material inner bezel ring is complex and owes its brilliance to the intensity of the colour present in its first quarter, made from an avant-garde material. Its bold character is further emphasised by a luminous transfer of the measurement indications designed to enable readability in the dark.

Finally, the inner bezel ring frames a woven carbon fibre mainplate highlighting the 147 components of the chronograph mechanism. It also provides the reading contrast that is so useful during chronograph operations, indicated by the large coloured hand and one of the two smoke-coloured counters.

LOUIS MOINET TIME TO RACE

The hours and minutes are read off a subdial at 6 o’clock. This central design element bears the wearer’s “Lucky Number”, painted in black on a white background with a glossy polished finish, and surrounded by a metal ring reminiscent of the bores used in racing cars.

Its case weighs only 18 grams, cut from grade 5 titanium, then polished and satin-brushed. It evokes the quest for minimum weight that means more comfort and a more seamless fit on the wrist, further enhanced by a strap specially designed to be a perfect extension of the case.

LOUIS MOINET TIME TO RACE

The lines of the case are fluid and taut. The sides feature a new crown base. The lugs are open-worked and feature a subtle satin-brushed camber that highlights the integration of the bracelet. They are tipped with the emblematic Louis Moinet signature in the shape of four black zircons with chatons held by screws.

One smooth press on the single pusher activates the chronograph mechanism and its unique choreography can be admired on the dial side. The various elements – levers, clutch, hammers, column wheel, springs and wheels – are set into motion and interact with the ultimate goal of activating the chronograph and measuring time.

LOUIS MOINET TIME TO RACE

The modern and spectacular design of TIME TO RACE requires the production of 147 components for the upper part dedicated to the chronograph and 155 components for the lower part corresponding to the self-winding movement.

The design of TIME TO RACE is inspired by the world’s first chronograph produced by Louis Moinet in 1816, inventor of the chronograph and high frequency (Guinness World Records™).

Technical details

Model: TIME TO RACE

Edition
Exclusively single-piece editions
Each single-piece edition associates a particular number with one of the three colours offered:
– Rosso Corsa
– Racing Green
– Bleu de France

Case

Material: Grade 5 titanium
Diameter: 40.7 mm
Finishing: Polished and satin-brushed
Box-type sapphire crystal glass, glare-proofed on both sides
Single pusher with “Clous de Paris” hobnail pattern
Water resistance: 50 metres

Dial side

Hours and minutes sub-dial
White background and black shiny-polished numerals
Outer ring: rhodium-plated, circular satin-finished
Hands: rhodium-plated & faceted

Counters
Translucent material with white luminescent transfer
Hands: Satin black PVD, Coloured Super-LumiNovaTM

Inner bezel ring
Dual display: tachymeter scale and 60 seconds
White luminescent transfer
Bi-material with a circular satin finish

Movement

Calibre LM96 Manufacture Louis Moinet
Single-pusher column-wheel chronograph
Self-winding mechanism
Balance with screws
Oscillating weight: Bi-material | 6 ball bearings | Adorned with concentric “Clous de Paris” hobnail pattern, “Fleur de Lys”
Finishes on the upper side Mainplate: carbon fibre
Steel parts: straight-grained and chamfered
Gear trains: circular satin-finished
Finishes on the underside: “Côtes de Genève” hobnail pattern, polished edges
Diamond-polished sinks
Oscillations: 28,800 vibrations per hour
Frequency: 4 Hz
Jewels: 30
Power reserve: 48 hours

Functions
Hours, Minutes and Seconds
60-second & 30-minute chronograph counters

Strap & Clasp

Strap
Preformed rubber strap with Interchangeability system

Clasp
Triple-blade folding clasp
Steel with black PVD finish
Fine adjustment
Curved “Fleur de Lys”

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph in Platinum with a Salmon-Coloured Dial

Vacheron Constantin presents a new Traditionnelle perpetual calendar chronograph timepiece with a platinum case with a salmon-coloured dial. This classically inspired combination is available in limited annual production exclusively from Vacheron Constantin boutiques. This new high complication watch is powered by the in-house Calibre 1142 QP.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph in Platinum with a Salmon-Coloured Dial

As its name suggests, this watch embodies traditional watchmaking codes, notably including Dauphine-type hands, a railway-type minutes track and a stepped case with distinctive fluting on the back. The legibility of the functions – an essential characteristic of Vacheron Constantin watches – is carefully orchestrated between the chronograph and the perpetual calendar.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph in Platinum with a Salmon-Coloured Dial

Time indications are provided by white gold hands and hour-markers, while the chronograph and date functions are displayed by blued steel hands. The 30-minute chronograph counter and the small seconds counter appear in a perfectly balanced symmetrical arrangement.

The moon phases appear on a platinum disc at 6 o’clock, integrated within the pointer-type date display. The day, month and leap-year cycle are read off through apertures in the upper part of the dial.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph in Platinum with a Salmon-Coloured Dial

The technical nature of the model is further accentuated by the tachymeter scale around the periphery and serving to calculate the average speed over a distance of 1000 metres thanks to the positioning of the chronograph seconds hand.

In keeping with the Maison’s philosophy of sophisticated aesthetics ensuring that each component benefits from meticulous care enhancing the overall beauty of each model, meticulous attention has been lavished on the dial.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph in Platinum with a Salmon-Coloured Dial

Its opaline salmon-coloured small seconds and chronograph minute counters are distinguished by a circular satin- brushed ring with a finely snailed centre. The same snailed finish is featured on the circumference displaying the date numerals.

The platinum disc, bearing a moon that is alternately smiling and melancholy depending on the phase, has also been revisited in the spirit of 19th century table watches. The raised moons are polished and surrounded by stars against a frosted background.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph in Platinum with a Salmon-Coloured Dial

One final detail plays a particularly important role in accentuating the exclusive nature of this new interpretation: a relief and facetted version of Maison’s emblematic Maltese cross beneath the 12 o’clock hour-marker. Crafted in 18K 5N pink gold, it features facets on each arm that are sandblasted on one side and polished on the other, thus providing a new expression of the Vacheron Constantin symbol.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph in Platinum with a Salmon-Coloured Dial

This watch is equipped with manual-winding Calibre 1142 QP. This chronograph movement, complemented by a perpetual calendar, is one of the most highly prized historical calibres among collectors. It dates back to the 1940s and is notably distinguished by the sophisticated aesthetics of its architecture as well as by its reliability and precision enhanced by its column-wheel system.

This 324-component movement in its perpetual calendar version has been adapted over the decades, particularly to meet Hallmark of Geneva criteria, while its rate frequency has been modified to 3 Hz (21,600 vph) and its power reserve amounts to 48 hours.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph in Platinum with a Salmon-Coloured Dial

The movement finishing which can be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback is the object of particular attention perfectly illustrating this year’s theme, with a circular-grained mainplate, Côtes de Genève motif on the bridges, hand-bevelled components and straight-grained flanks.

The watch comes with an alligator leather strap secured by a folding clasp in platinum.

The elegant design of this new Traditionnelle perpetual calendar chronograph is entirely in keeping with Vacheron Constantin’s 2022 “The Anatomy of Beauty®” theme. This extraordinarily painstaking care is expressed through the designers’ aesthetic choices and preferences as well as in the meticulous finishing work performed by the artisans.

Technical details

Model: Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
Reference: 5000T/000P-B975

Movement
Caliber 1142 QP
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, manual-winding
27.5 mm (12’’’) diameter, 7.37 mm thick
Approximately 48 hours of power reserve
3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)
324 components
21 jewels
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Indications
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock
Perpetual calendar (day of the week, date, month, leap year indication)
Moon phase
Column-wheel chronograph (30-minute counter at 3 o’clock)

Case
950 platinum
43 mm diameter, 12.94 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)

Dial
Salmon-coloured opaline
950 Platinum moon disc
18K white gold applied hour-markers and hour and minute hands
Blued steel chronograph and date hands
Black painted tachymeter scale

Strap
Dark blue Mississippiensis alligator leather with alligator inner shell, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales
Clasp: 950 platinum folding clasp; Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

Accessory
Delivered with a corrector pen

Availability
Available exclusively from Vacheron Constantin boutiques

IWC Schaffhausen Top Gun New Models in Ceratanium® and Black Ceramic

During the Watches and Wonders 2022 exhibition in Geneva, IWC Schaffhausen launched two new TOP GUN models in its Pilot’s Watches collection.

The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 TOP GUN Ceratanium® is the first 41-millimetre chronograph in this collection in full Ceratanium®. This ground-breaking new material is light and robust like titanium, and at the same time similarly hard and scratch-resistant like ceramic.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Top Gun Ceratanium®, Ref. IW388106

The Big Pilot’s Watch 43 TOP GUN in black zirconium oxide ceramic is the first TOP GUN Big Pilot in a 43-millimetre case size. The novelties are powered by IWC-manufactured movements from the 69000 and 82000 calibre families.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Top Gun, Ref. IW329801

2022 is the year of IWC TOP GUN. In addition to launching the new “Lake Tahoe” and “Woodland” editions in white and green ceramic, IWC completes the TOP GUN collection with two new models in Ceratanium® and black ceramic.

These timepieces reflect the technical and performance-oriented design that has been the hallmark of IWC TOP GUN since the brand introduced the Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph TOP GUN back in 2007.

Ceratanium® debuted in the IWC Pilot’s Watches collection with the Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph TOP GUN Ceratanium® in 2019. Now, this innovative new material returns to the TOP GUN collection with the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 TOP GUN Ceratanium® (Ref. IW388106), the first 41-millimetre Chronograph in this collection with a case, pushers and a crown made of Ceratanium®.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Top Gun Ceratanium®, Ref. IW388106

In addition to offering outstanding material properties like reduced weight and high scratch resistance, the most striking feature of Ceratanium® is its matte-black color, which IWC and Pantone have specified as “IWC Ceratanium®”.

The dark and slightly metallic shade results from a unique manufacturing process: it develops on the surface of the material when the case components are fired at high temperatures in a kiln.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Top Gun Ceratanium®, Ref. IW388106

Subdued white print and luminescence on the black dial and black hands underscore the all-black, stealthy design. The IWC manufactured 69385 calibre chronograph movement is visible through the tinted sapphire glass case back. The timepiece is fitted on a black rubber strap with textile inlay.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Top Gun Ceratanium®, Ref. IW388106

The Big Pilot’s Watch in black ceramic has been a staple in IWC’s TOP GUN line since 2012. Today, it becomes available in an ergonomic 43-millimetre case size for the first time.

The Big Pilot’s Watch 43 TOP GUN (Ref. IW329801) features a case made of black zirconium oxide ceramic, a titanium case back, as well as black dial and hands. The engineering ceramic used for the case offers maximum protection against scratches. IWC and Pantone have specified the black ceramic color as “IWC Jet Black”.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Top Gun, Ref. IW329801

The timepiece is powered by the IWC manufactured 82100 calibre movement. The Pellaton winding system has been fitted with components made of virtually wear-free ceramic, and builds up a power reserve of 60 hours. The integrated EasX-CHANGE® allows changing the green textile strap effortlessly.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Top Gun, Ref. IW329801

A soft-iron inner case protects the movement from the effects of magnetic fields, while the front glass is secured to remain in its place even if there is a sudden drop of air pressure.

The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 TOP GUN Ceratanium® and the Big Pilot’s Watch 43 TOP GUN will be available through IWC boutiques, authorized retail partners or online at IWC.com.

The timepieces are eligible for registration under the My IWC care program, benefiting from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.

Technical details

Model: IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Top Gun Ceratanium®, Ref. IW388106

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Top Gun Ceratanium®, Ref. IW388106

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

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

Case
Ceratanium® case, pushers and crown
Diameter: 41.1 mm
Height: 14.5 mm
Screw-in crown
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
See-through sapphire glass back
Water-resistant: 10 bar

Dial
Black dial, black hands

Strap
Black rubber strap with textile inlay and a Ceratanium® pin buckle

Model: IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Top Gun, Ref. IW329801

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Top Gun, Ref. IW329801

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 82100
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 22
Power reserve: 60 h
Winding: Automatic
Pellaton automatic winding system
Central hacking seconds

Case
Ceramic case, titanium crown, titanium case back
Diameter: 43.8 mm
Height: 13.9 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
Screw-in crown
Soft-iron inner case for magnetic field protection
Water-resistant: 10 bar

Dial
Black dial
Black hands

Strap
Green textile strap with folding clasp

TUDOR BLACK BAY CHRONO S&G

TUDOR has been producing motor sport inspired watches since the presentation of the Oysterdate in 1970, the brand’s first chronograph. Likewise, since 1954 TUDOR has been constantly refining its professional divers’ watches. Its new Black Bay Chrono S&G model combines these traditions in a sport-chic chronograph, with contrasting sub-counters and a high-performance automatic Manufacture Calibre, with column wheel and vertical clutch.

TUDOR BLACK BAY CHRONO S&G

Remaining faithful to the Black Bay aesthetic, the Black Bay Chrono S&G Reference 79363N has adopted the famous “Snowflake” hands, a brand signature for divers’ watches since 1969, to ensure outstanding readability against the domed dial.

Available in two versions, matt black or a sunray satin-finish champagne colour, the dial includes two recessed sub-counters in contrasting colours, a champagne colour and matt black respectively, for optimum legibility.

TUDOR BLACK BAY CHRONO S&G

The sub-counters have a circular-grained finish and, inspired by the first generation of TUDOR chronographs, feature a 45-minute counter and a date aperture positioned at 6 o’clock. The recognisable characteristics of the Black Bay are preserved in a steel and yellow gold case with a 41-millimetre diameter.

TUDOR BLACK BAY CHRONO S&G

The design of the yellow gold pushers has been inspired by the very first generation of TUDOR chronographs. A fixed bezel in yellow gold with an insert in black anodised aluminium with tachymetric scale, complete the distinguished appearance of this sporty chronograph.

TUDOR BLACK BAY CHRONO S&G

The fabric strap is one of the hallmarks of TUDOR, which, in 2010, became one of the first watchmaking brands to offer it with its products. Woven in France using a traditional method on 19th century Jacquard looms by the Julien Faure company in the St-Etienne region, its manufacturing quality and comfort on the wrist are unique.

TUDOR BLACK BAY CHRONO S&G

For the Black Bay Chrono S&G Reference 79363N model, TUDOR has selected a black strap woven by these traditional craftsmen. The model is also available with a stainless steel and yellow gold bracelet inspired by the folding riveted bracelets made by TUDOR in the 1950s and 1960s.

TUDOR BLACK BAY CHRONO S&G

These were famous for having visible rivet heads on the side of the bracelet that held the links together. The links also had a distinct stepped construction. These two aesthetic details are found on the current bracelet, which also integrates modern manufacturing methods with solid links and laser-finished rivet-style heads.

Finally, entirely in keeping with the spirit of “1970s racing”, the Black Bay Chrono S&G offers another choice of bracelet: a bund in aged dark brown leather with ecru topstitching and a steel folding clasp.

TUDOR BLACK BAY CHRONO S&G

The Manufacture Calibre MT5813, which powers the Black Bay Chrono S&G model, displays hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph and date functions. It has the finish typical of TUDOR Manufacture Calibres. Its rotor in tungsten monobloc is openwork and satin-brushed with sand-blasted details and its bridges and mainplate have alternate sand-blasted and polished surfaces and laser decorations.

Boasting a 70-hour power reserve and a silicon balance spring, the Manufacture Chronograph Calibre MT5813 is certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), with its performance exceeding the standards set by this independent institute.

A high-performance movement, it was crafted in the purest watchmaking tradition, with a column wheel mechanism and vertical clutch. In keeping with the TUDOR philosophy of quality, it presents extraordinary robustness and reliability, guaranteed by the array of extreme tests applied to all TUDOR products.

Derived from the Manufacture Calibre Breitling 01 chronograph, with a high-precision regulating organ developed by TUDOR and exclusive finishes, this movement is the result of a lasting collaboration between the two brands, which have chosen to pool their expertise in the design and production of certain mechanical movements so that both parties can benefit from their use.

Like all models in the Black Bay line, the Black Bay Chrono S&G adopts TUDOR’s characteristic angular “Snowflake” hands, which first appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue.

Technical details

Model: Tudor Black Bay Chrono S&G
Reference 79363N

Case
41-mm 316L steel case with polished and satin finish
Fixed yellow gold bezel with matt black anodised aluminium disc with tachymetric scale, gold-plated markings
Yellow gold screw-down winding crown with the TUDOR rose in relief
Yellow gold screw-down pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft)

Dial
Black with gold counters, or champagne-colour with black counters, domed
Date at 6 o’clock

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5813 with chronograph function
Self-winding mechanical chronograph movement with bidirectional rotor system
Power Reserve: Approximately 70 hours
Swiss chronometer officially certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Total diameter: 30.4 mm
Thickness: 7.23 mm
Jewels: 41 jewels

Functions
Hour and minute hands at the centre
Chronograph seconds at the centre
Chronograph 45-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Small second hand at 9 o’clock
Instantaneous date at 6 o’clock with rapid adjustment without non-correction range
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Riveted 316L steel and yellow gold bracelet with polished and satin finish, or dark brown leather strap with removable bund with steel folding clasp and safety catch, or black fabric strap with buckle

Zenith Chronomaster Sport New Gold and Two-Tone Versions

Swiss luxury watch brand Zenith has expanded the award-winning Chronomaster Sport collection with new versions incorporating precious metals while retaining the performance-centric allure of the model.

During Watches & Wonders 2022 in Geneva, Zenith unveiled the first boutique edition of the steel Chronomaster Sport, exclusively available at Zenith physical and online boutiques around the world.

This version stands out with its engraved ceramic bezel, which consists of three separate coloured ceramic elements in the traditional El Primero tricolour palette of grey, anthracite and blue colors that have been seamlessly forged together within the base of the bezel – also in ceramic.

Zenith Chronomaster Sport Boutique Edition

The colours of the bezel are extended from those of the dial’s registers, allowing for easier reading of the 1/10th of a second chronograph in clearly segmented parts. Making this special edition even more outstanding is its silver sunray-patterned dial with tricolour counters.

Zenith has also crafted the Chronomaster Sport entirely in rose gold – including the bracelet and engraved bezel with 1/10th of a second scale.

Zenith Chronomaster Sport Gold

Available with either a black or white dial with the signature El Primero tricolour counters with golden hands and applied markers, the Chronomaster Sport in rose gold is meticulously finished with satin-brushed and polished surfaces to bring out the warm radiance of the precious metal.

Zenith Chronomaster Sport Gold

The Chronomaster Sport is now also available in a “two-tone” aesthetic, combining the durability of stainless steel and the splendour of rose gold. The case and the side links of the bracelet are crafted in stainless steel, while the bezel, crown, pushers and the bracelet’s centre links are in rose gold. The silver sunray-patterned tricolour dial adds a shimmery effect that emphasizes the mix of tones and textures.

Zenith Chronomaster Sport Two-tone

The Chronomaster Sport line is equipped with the newest version of the venerable movement, the El Primero 3600. With its high frequency of 5 Hz (36’000 VpH), this movement offers a 1/10th of second function that’s easily readable, displayed directly on the bezel as well as the dial. It has an extended power reserve of 60 hours. Visible through the sapphire display back, it reveals a blue column wheel and open rotor marked with the five-pointed star Zenith.

Technical details

Collection: Zenith CHRONOMASTER SPORT

Movement
El Primero 3600
Automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph able to measure and display 1/10th of a second
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve: approx. 60 hours

Functions
1/10th of a second chronograph functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Central chronograph hand that makes one turn in 10 seconds, 60-minute counter at 6 o’clock, 60-second counter at 3 o’clock
Date indication at 4:30
Stop-second mechanism
Finishes: New star-shaped oscillating weight with satined finishings

Zenith Chronomaster Sport Two-tone, Reference: 51.3100.3600/69.M3100

Case
Material: Stainless Steel & 18-carat rose gold with gold bezel
Case: 41mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Silver-toned sunray-patterned dial with three different-coloured counters
Hour markers: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1

Bracelet
Stainless steel and rose gold bracelet with a double folding clasp

Price
16,900 CHF

Zenith Chronomaster Sport Gold, Reference: 18.3101.3600/21.M3100

Case
Material: 18-carat Rose gold with gold bezel
Diameter: 41mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Black-lacquered dial with three different-coloured counters
Hour markers: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1

Bracelet
Rose gold bracelet with a double folding clasp

Price
37,900 CHF

Zenith Chronomaster Sport Gold, Reference: 18.3101.3600/69.M3100

Case
Material: 18-carat Rose gold with gold bezel
Diameter: 41mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
White matte with three different applied coloured counters
Hour markers: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1

Bracelet
Rose gold bracelet with a double folding clasp

Price
37,900 CHF

Zenith Chronomaster Sport Boutique Edition, Reference: 03.3103.3600/69.M3100

Case
Material: Stainless steel with tri-color ceramic bezel
1/10th of a second indication on the ceramic bezel
Diameter: 41mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Silver-toned sunray-patterned dial with three different-coloured counters
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1

Bracelet
Metal Bracelet with a double folding clasp

Price
11,900 CHF

TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma Tourbillon Nanograph

During Watches and Wonders 2022 exhibition in Geneva, TAG Heuer introduced the new Carrera Plasma, featuring lab-grown diamonds.

The TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma, powered by the H02 Tourbillon Nanograph movement, has Diamant d’Avant- Garde lab-grown diamonds set in the case, and features embellished indexes.

The lab-grown diamonds used in the TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma are manufactured by a network of partners such as Lusix, Capsoul and Diamaze.

TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma Tourbillon Nanograph

The 44 mm watchcase of the TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma is predominantly made of sandblasted anodized aluminum, which results in a perfect complement to the lightness and color of the material and the strength and purity of the diamond. TAG Heuer’s designers have additionally developed a black ceramic polished bezel bringing even more emphasis to the elegance and contrast patterns of the timepiece.

To push the avant-garde even further, the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer has joined forces with Capsoul – a start-up pioneering the field of diamond design – to craft a spectacular crown at 3 o’clock, entirely executed in diamond. The two pushers on each side of the crown have been embellished with a black DLC coating, which brings to the watch a refined matt touch, contrasting with the brightness of the diamond.

TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma Tourbillon Nanograph

The special polycrystalline diamond dial is one of the highlights of this new TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma timepiece. This diamond effect on the specially created dial plate is a sum of crystals being grown as one.

This represents another type of a rich CVD growth, where many diamonds create spectacular reflections and a diverse visual effect while still constituting a single diamond piece. At 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, the minute chronograph counter and the chronograph hours counter feature a black polycrystalline diamond plate and are equipped with a polished rhodium-plated hand to truly support the light interaction.

The 11 indexes in white gold are set with a diamond each and sport a double index at 12 o’clock. The polished, rhodium-plated hour and minute hands with matt black lacquer are topped with white Super-LumiNova® and showcase a rhodium-plated central hand. The TAG Heuer logo with “Carrera” printed in black rounds up this sparkling dial, which is designed in perfect harmony with the rhodium-plated bezel.

TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma Tourbillon Nanograph

The movement inside this watch is also a real masterpiece. The impressive TAG Heuer Nanograph calibre carries the groundbreaking in-house carbon hairspring, developed by the TAG Heuer Institute and brought to life by the same CVD method as the lab-grown diamonds.

The carbon hairspring delivers exceptional levels of anti-magnetism, shock resistance, stability across temperature ranges and refined geometry for excellent chronometric performance. This also represents a truly magical way of mastering the carbon material in and outside the timepiece, as well as a full and fusional integration of carbon throughout the watch and with the innovative lab-grown diamonds.

TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma Tourbillon Nanograph

The movement is TAG Heuer’s in-house Heuer 02 automatic chronograph, a Swiss-made movement with a 65-hour power reserve in a unique version especially developed for the TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma. This special edition has been extensively hand-finished and features the oscillating weight in the form of the TAG Heuer shield.

The TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma comes with an elegant black leather strap with black stitching and a black titanium grade 2 ADLC-treated clasp for an even bolder look.

Technical details

Model: TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma Tourbillon Nanograph
Reference: XCBN5A90.FC8315

Movement
HEUER02 Tourbillon Nanograph, COSC-certified

Case
44 mm diameter
Sandblasted black anodised aluminium case set with 48 lab-grown diamonds (4.2 ct in total)
Fixed tachymeter bezel in polished/satin black ceramic
Domed sapphire crystal
Crown made of lab-grown diamond (2.5 ct in total) at 3 o’clock
Sandblasted push buttons and push covers in black ADLC-treated steel
Black sandblasted caseback in anodised aluminium with 4 black anodised titanium screws

Dial
Rhodium-plated brass base dial covered with a polycrystalline diamond plate (3.9 ct)
Rear flange with 2 counters on the 60 seconds/minute scale:
3 o’clock: minute chronograph counter, black polycrystalline diamond plate (0.25 ct) and brass ring with black opaline finish, polished rhodium-plated hand
9 o’clock: chronograph hours counter, black polycrystalline diamond plate (0.25 ct) and brass ring with black opaline finish, polished rhodium-plated hand
11 rhodium-plated white gold indexes set with lab-grown diamonds (0.4 ct in total) and a double index at 12 o’clock
Polished rhodium-plated hour and minute hands with matt black lacquer and white Super-LumiNova®
Rhodium-plated central hand
Polished rhodium-plated applique and black lacquer caseback “CARRERA” print

Strap
Rolled-up strap in black calfskin with black lining
Black sandblasted ardillon clasp in titanium grade 2 with ADLC treatment
Total diamond carat weight: 11.7 ct

Zenith Chronomaster Open

During Watches & Wonders 2022, Zenith unveiled the latest generation of the Chronomaster Open with a tri-colour dial that inventively reveals its high-frequency beating heart.

In 2003, Zenith introduced the Chronomaster Open with the aim of making the high frequency beating heart of its El Primero calibre as prominently visible as possible. It marked the first time in the history of watchmaking that a chronograph featured a partially open dial solely to reveal the regulating organ and escapement.

Zenith Chronomaster Open

The Chronomaster Open was an instant hit, lauded for its daring design that is often imitated but never matched. For Zenith, the partially open dial has remained a prominent and coveted feature in many of its Chronomaster references for nearly 20 years.

With 2021’s introduction of the new and improved El Primero 3600 that boasts a 1/10th of a second chronograph function and improved efficiency, the time had come to adapt and incorporate the latest developments into the emblematic Chronomaster Open. More than a simple facelift, the new Chronomaster Open is imbued with the lines and attributes of the latest generation of the Chronomaster collection.

Zenith Chronomaster Open

Revisiting the iconic tri-colour dial configuration that debuted with the iconic A386 in 1969 and which remains a distinctive and instantly recognizable El Primero design element, the latest iteration of the Chronomaster Open retains it entirely with a transparent twist.

Instead of cutting out the small seconds counter at 9 o’clock entirely as was the case with the previous versions of the Chronomaster Open, the three counter colours are retained thanks to a hesalite crystal element that serves as a readable sub-dial while allowing a view of the silicon star-shaped escape wheel.

Zenith Chronomaster Open

The opening itself has also been reinterpreted, foregoing the former version’s applied “frame” and instead opting for circular openings with chamfered edges, revealing the movement with more straight bridges and a more contemporary grey tone.

Catering to the prevalent demand for watches with more modest proportions, the round case now measures 39.5mm wide compared to the previous 42mm model, with slimmer lugs and more pronounced polished bevels on the edges. The pump-style pushers now feature rounded tips for a more ergonomic touch. The steel bracelet option follows the contours and mixed polished and satin-brushed finishes of the case.

Zenith Chronomaster Open

Visible through the sapphire display back, the El Primero 3604 1/10th of a second automatic chronograph movement is a modified version of the 3600 that debuted in the Chronomaster Sport, featuring an open base plate and bridges that allow for a clearer view of the high-frequency 5Hz escapement with lubricant-free silicon escape wheel and pallet lever. The automatic winding mechanism with an open star-shaped oscillating mass efficiently delivers a power reserve of 60 hours.

Zenith Chronomaster Open