Grand Seiko Steiff Teddy Bear Watch (SBGX00C1)

In 2001, Seiko Watch Corporation created a special Grand Seiko watch in collaboration with Steiff, the iconic German luxury toy brand. This special timepiece was exhibited at the 12th International Jewelery Tokyo in 2001 along with STEIFF’s Platinum Teddy Bear.

Established by Margarete Steiff in Giengen in 1880, STEIFF has been known for its luxurious animal-themed toys for children, especially the teddy bears. The iconic “Bear 55 PB” was launched in 1902. Designed by Margarete’s nephew Richard Steiff, it was the world’s first plush teddy bear with movable arms and legs. In 2002, the company celebrated the 100th anniversary of the original teddy bear.

In the Grand Seiko Teddy Bear Watch project, Seiko Watch Co. and Margarete Steiff GmbH partnered with Japanese Toy Company Takara Co., Ltd. and Platinum Guild International.

Grand Seiko Steiff Teddy Bear Watch (SBGX00C1)
Grand Seiko Steiff Teddy Bear Watch (SBGX00C1), Image Credit: Seiko

Founded in 1955, Takara Co., Ltd. was the sole distributor of STEIFF in Japan. In March 2006, the company merged with Tomy Co., Ltd. to form Takara Tomy. Today, it is one of the world’s leading toy manufacturers.

The 12th International Jewelery Tokyo was held from 24 to 27 January, 2001. During this event, STEIFF displayed its “Platinum Teddy Bear”, sporting a platinum tiara and a cloak made of platinum cloth. Two “Platinum Teddy Bears” and Steiff Teddy Bear Watches were produced.

One set was created for Platinum Guild International for promoting platinum jewelry at the organization’s exhibitions nationwide. The second set was dedicated to the “Teddy Bear Collection Exhibition” to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Steiff teddy bears. Later, it was put up for a charity auction and the proceedings were donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

The Steiff Teddy Bear Watch was based on Grand Seiko SBGX017. This Platinum GS quartz model was introduced in 1997. Equipped with the 9F61 movement, it features 35.5mm diameter case, silver dial and alligator leather strap with platinum buckle. The company selected this model to create the Grand Seiko Steiff Teddy Bear Watch (reference SBGX00C1).

The Grand Seiko SBGX00C1 timepiece has a silver dial with the inscription “Steiff Teddy Bear” just above the 6 o’ clock. The case back features the “Steiff Teddy Bear” text and an engraving of a teddy bear.

During the 12th International Jewelery Exhibition Tokyo, one SBGX00C1 platinum watch was worn on the arm of STEIFF Platinum Teddy Bear. The total amount of platinum jewelry and costumes, including watches, was equivalent to 4.8 million yen.

Technical details

Product name: Grand Seiko Steiff Teddy Bear Watch
Product number:  SBGX00C1

Movement: Caliber 9F61
Functions: Hour, minute and seconds
Accuracy: Annual difference ± 10 seconds (when worn on the arm at a temperature of 5 to 35 ° C)
Case: Platinum
Case dimensions: 35.5mm X 10.1mm
Dial: Silver, with Steiff Teddy Bear inscription
Band: Crocodile leather strap with platinum buckle
Glass: Sapphire glass (with anti-reflective coating on the inside)

CEDRIC JOHNER Abyss 5380/4 Tourbillon

Launched in 2001, this tourbillon model from CEDRIC JOHNER’s Abyss line has a hand-crafted Red gold case fitted with scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass.

The Abyss 5380/4 Tourbillon boasts a hand-guilloché dial that gives glimpse of an automatic movement with meticulous, bevelled bridges and wheels. It has red gold hour and minute hands, and the tourbillon founds its place at 6’o clock.

CEDRIC JOHNER Abyss 5380/4 Tourbillon

The CJ 80 Tourbillon calibre is self winding and offers an exceptional 110-hour power reserve. This model is fitted with a crocodile leather strap.

Technical details

Model: CEDRIC JOHNER Abyss 5380/4 Tourbillon

Movement
Automatic, CJ 80 Tourbillon calibre, bevelled bridges and wheels
Frequency: 21’600 V/h
110-hour power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes

Case
750 (18K) red gold
Sapphire crystal

Dial
Hand-guilloché in “petit panier” pattern

Strap
Full-skin crocodile leather

Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Platinum Number One

Introduced in 2001 as the first model of a new Large Size Reverso series, the Reverso Platinum “Number One” houses a skeleton mechanical movement. The 849-SQ is a hand-wound calibre which is manufactured, polished and engraved by hand. This exceptional timepiece was produced a limited edition of 500 watches.

Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Platinum Number One

Technical details

Movement
Manual, 849-SQ calibre, 128 pieces, skeleton

Functions
Hours, minutes

Case
950 platinum
Sapphire crystal and back

Dial
Sage-leaf hands in blued steel

Strap
Navy blue crocodile leather, folding 950 platinum clasp

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece 5 hands

Maurice Lacroix’s Masterpiece Cinq Aiguilles (5 hands) is an extra-ordinary watch model. As the name suggests, it features five hands and all of them are placed centrally.

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece 5 hands watch

In addition to the hour, minute and seconds hands, the dial has a two more hands for displaying the day and date, respectively.

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece 5 hands watch with black dial

This automatic wristwatch in stainless steel is powered by the Caliber ML 27. It is also available in a dual-tone version featuring steel case and 18K rose gold bezel.

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece 5 hands watch movement ML 27

Two dial colors are available: White and Black. Depending upon the version, the colors of hour-markers and hands vary.

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece 5 hands watch with rose gold bezel

The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece 5 hands automatic watch features a clever dial design to ensure the legibility. It has three layers: inner dial for the date, middle for the time and the outer ring for the day of the week.

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece 5 hands watch with white dial

The hour and minute hands are baton-shaped and luminescent treated. The date hand is arrow-shaped. The hand indicating the day is spear-shaped and its tip is highlighted with red color.

Technical details

Model: Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece 5 hands

Movement
Hand-decorated mechanical automatic movement ML 27, 25 jewels, blued steel screws, Incabloc shock protection, lever and escapement wheel made of polished steel, Glucydur balance, skeletonized rotor, 28,800 A/h.

Functions
Hands indicate hours, minutes, seconds, date and day of the week.

Case
Stainless steel/ Stainless steel with 18K gold
Diameter: 40 mm
Domed sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating on one side of the dial
Screwed case back with sapphire glass
Water resistant to 50 m (5 atm)

Dial
Material: Solid silver 925
Colour: White or Black
Arabic numerals and indices
Luminous hands (hours/minutes)

Strap
Genuine crocodile leather with push-button clasp.

References
MP6328-SS001-19E: Stainless steel case, white dial and blue seconds hand
MP6328-PS101-19E: Stainless steel case, rose gold 18K 750 bezel, white dial, golden indices and hour-markers, golden hands (hour, minute, day and date) and blue seconds hand
MP6328-SS001-39E: Stainless steel case, black dial and white seconds hand

IWC Schaffhausen GST Perpetual Calendar Ref. 3756

Introduced in 2001, the GST Perpetual Calendar from IWC is mechanically programmed until the year 2499. The Patent for this special programming mechanism is held by IWC Schaffhausen.

This eternal timepiece not only handles current and future time but also comes with the most popular additional function of the age: a classical mechanical chronograph that provides aggregate timing of any period between one eighth of a second and 12 hours.

IWC Schaffhausen GST Perpetual Calendar Ref. 3756

The small, internal dials show the correct day, date, moon phase and the complete four-digit year in the window at 8 p.m., where the century slide with the first two figures of the year can also be found, waiting its turn for action. And it’s a long wait: the next time it moves will be at the end of the year 2099. At that point, the “21” for the next century will slide noiselessly into position. A reserve slide with the numbers 22-24 is supplied in a tiny, sealed glass vial inside the watch.

In IWC’s eyes, a perfectly mechanical program is one in which the calendar is powered and controlled completely independently by the main automatic movement and where the extra day in leap years is likewise handled without any intervention from the owner. Needless to say, this also applies to the phase of the moon display, one of the most accurate in existence. After 122 years in action, it will be just one day out, and the necessary tiny adjustment can be made by a watchmaker.

IWC Schaffhausen GST Perpetual Calendar Ref. 3756

All calendar functions can be adjusted using the (screw-in) crown. This exclusive IWC feature requires no push buttons or pins and, like the four-digit year display, is protected by patent. The calendar must not be adjusted between 8 pm and 2 am and must never be turned back. Any owner who puts the calendar forward has two options: to wait until time catches up with the watch or to send it in to Schaffhausen.

The GST Perpetual Calendar, Ref. 3756, is available in a choice of two materials with three different dials.

The GST Perpetual Calendar in titanium, it comes with the patented, integrated bracelet concept found throughout the GST line; this requires no screws and can be shortened or lengthened easily by the wearer. It is held together by the high-security push-button clasp. The titanium model comes with a black dial featuring special high-contrast white hands and indices, all luminous.

IWC Schaffhausen GST Perpetual Calendar Ref. 3756

The GST Perpetual Calendar in stainless steel is available either with a discreet, light rhodium plated dial and rhodium-plated hands and indices or with a dial in that classic warm colour for high-quality watch dials, saumon, likewise with rhodium-plated hands and indices. Both watches are fitted with the integrated GST steel bracelet.

Both models have non-reflecting, convex sapphire glasses for a clear view of the dial at all times together with ornate engraving on the back. They are both water-resistant to 120 m.

Technical details

Model: IWC Schaffhausen GST Perpetual Calendar Ref. 3756

Movement: Mechanical, automatically-wound
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph, perpetual calendar (4 counters for the day, date, month and moon phase, window for four-digit year)
Case: Steel or titanium, screw-down back and crown
Antiglare sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 120 m
Dial: Rhodium-plated or salmon (steel model),black (titanium model)
Bracelet/Strap: steel or titanium, pushbutton with security system

Jaeger-Lecoultre Master Grande Memovox Platinum

Introduced in 2001, this Master Grande Memovox Platinum model boasts an alarm and displays a full perpetual calendar with the date, day, month and year, plus the phases of the moon. Its automatic movement, hand-manufactured, polished and decorated, is housed in a sumptuous numbered platinum case, in a limited edition of 250.

Jaeger-Lecoultre Master Grande Memovox Platinum automatic watch with alarm and perpetual calendar

Technical details

Movement
Automatic, 909 calibre
Segment of rotor in 22K gold

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, alarm, perpetual calendar

Case
950 platinum
Master Control 1000 Hours hallmark
Sapphire crystal
Individual number
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Deep Blue brushed, with sunrays

Strap
“Deep Blue” matt crocodile leather, 950 platinum folding clasp

Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Florale Tiaré

Introduced in 2001, this exceptional jewellery timepiece captures hearts with its foliage set with superb gems. Its characteristic dial, decorated with floral numerals, is resplendent with the intoxicating charm of the tiare flower, made up of diamonds. Its case in solid yellow gold is fitted with a quartz movement which is both hand-manufactured and hand-decorated.

Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Florale Tiaré ladies watch

Technical details

Movement
Quartz, 608 calibre

Functions
Hours, minutes

Case
750 (18K) yellow gold
Set with diamonds: 64 + 104 for the tiare flower
Sapphire crystal

Dial
Silvered, centre in white mother-of-pearl
Floral numerals

Strap
Bordeaux crocodile leather, folding clasp in 750 (18K) yellow gold

CHOPARD L.U.C. 6.96 Tonneau

Introduced in 2001 by Chopard, this men’s watch is fitted with the very first automatic “Tonneau” movement with a decentred microrotor. A success in both aesthetic and technical terms, this exceptional watch is produced in a limited series of 1’860 in each colour.

CHOPARD L.U.C. 6.96 Tonneau automatic watch

The automatic L.U.C calibre offers a power reserve of 65 hours. The movement bridges are decorated with Côtes de Genève pattern.

Technical details

Model: CHOPARD L.U.C. 6.96 Tonneau

Movement
Automatic with decentred microrotor, 28’800 V/h
Two superimposed barrels (L.U.C Twin),
65-hour power reserve,
Bridges decorated with Côtes de Genève bimetallic oscillating weight with 22K gold cover

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
COSC certified chronometer

Case
Curved, 750 (18K) white, yellow or pink gold
Sapphire crystal
Screw-down back

Dial
Engine-turned, silvered, applique gold hour markers
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Date window

Strap
Crocodile leather

Breitling Hercules Automatic Chronograph with IFR/VFR Flight Level Indicator

Boasting a massive stainless steel case measuring – 44,8 mm in diameter and 15,7 mm thick – the Hercules automatic chronograph is one of the largest models created by Breitling.

The multi functional dial available in black, blue or silver versions, offers exceptional legibility: a double display of the times measured, with a 60 min central totaliser plus a linked hours and minutes totaliser at 6 o’clock, distinguishing between times smaller than and greater than 1h.

It additionally includes a 24 h display, an IFR/VFR flight level indicator and a bidirectional bezel with degrees and compass rose. Introduced in 2001, the Breitling Hercules houses an automatic calibre with COSC certification.

Breitling Hercules Automatic Chronograph with IFR/VFR Flight Level Indicator

Technical details

Movement
Automatic, 39 calibre, 38 rubies

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph
COSC-certified chronometer

Case
Steel
Bidirectional bezel with degrees and compass rose
Double-sided antiglare sapphire crystal
Screw-down crown and back
Water-resistant to 100 m

Dial
Black, blue or silver
60 min central totaliser, coupled 12h and 60 min totalisers at 6 o’clock
24h display at 9 o’clock
Small seconds at 3 o’clock
IFR/VFR flight level indicator on the flange

Strap
Stainless steel

IWC Schaffhausen GST Chrono-Rattrapante Ref. 3715

The GST Chrono-Rattrapante is a superb mechanical chronograph with IWC’s patented  split-seconds hand, a total of seven hands,  day and date display, three chronograph buttons, a big, screw-in crown and a first class, fully integrated metal bracelet. The practical pushbutton clasp, which has no screws that could come loose and is securely held together by slotted bolts and springs, can nevertheless be shortened or lengthened easily by the owner.

IWC Schaffhausen GST Chrono-Rattrapante (Ref. 3715)

This gives the user total control over all the features necessary in a mechanical instrument designed to record time accurately.  Which includes a second time within a period of one minutes and aggregate times up to 12 hours.

Only the third button at the 10 o’clock position, which is used to activate the split-seconds hand to record a second time within a period of one minute, is an indication to the connoisseur that the bold striking face of this sporty timepiece conceals one of the most attractive watchmaking complications of them all.

Introduced in 2001, GST Chrono-Rattrapante, Ref. 3715 is available in two different materials with three dial versions.

IWC Schaffhausen GST Chrono-Rattrapante (Ref. 3715)

One version is in robust and lightweight titanium case complemented by the patented and integrated bracelet exclusive to the GST line. The titanium model has a black, instrument-like diagram with high-contrast white hands and indices, naturally luminous.

IWC Schaffhausen GST Chrono-Rattrapante (Ref. 3715)

The GST Chrono-Rattrapante in steel is available either with a discreet rhodium plated dial and rhodium-plated hands and indices or with a dial in classic saumon, likewise with rhodium plated hands and indices. Both models have integrated stainless steel GST bracelet from IWC.

Both models have a non-reflecting, convex sapphire glass for clear vision under any circumstances together with an ornate engraving. They are water-resistant to 120 m.

Technical details

Model: IWC Schaffhausen GST Chrono-Rattrapante Ref. 3715

Movement
Automatic

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph functions, split-seconds with push-button at 10 o’clock, date and day of the week

Case
Steel or titanium, with screw-down crown
Antiglare sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 120 m

Dial
Rhodium-plated or salmon (steel model), black (titanium model)

Bracelet/Strap
Steel or titanium

Patek Philippe Ref. 5002 Sky Moon Tourbillon

Presented in 2001, the Ref. 5002 Sky Moon Tourbillon is the most complicated wristwatch in the current Patek Philippe collection.

The double-face timepiece is endowed with the rarest complications (12 complications and 686 parts). Among other indications, it displays mean solar time and has a perpetual retrograde calendar on the front side.  Sidereal time and astronomical functions are shown on the case back side.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5002 Sky Moon Tourbillon watch

The Sky Moon Tourbillon has two fascinating faces -one towards the dial showing mean solar time and a perpetual date, and the other on the base with a map of the night sky, the angular movement of the moon, the moon phases and sidereal time.

It incorporates 12 complications. The mechanical module for the astronomical indications on the sky-side dial has been awarded a Swiss patent.

Technical details

Model: Patek Philippe Ref. 5002 Sky Moon Tourbillon

Movement
Mechanical, hand-wound, containing 686 hand-finished and hand-assembled components

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, perpetual calendar with retrograde date, day, month, leap-year cycle, age of the moon, minute-repeater, tourbillon, celestial map, sidereal time, angular movement of moon, and moon phases COSC-certified chronometer, poinçon de Genève

Case
Reversible
750 (18K) yellow gold or platinum
Sapphire crystals

Dial
Front: gold with opalescent silvered coating “Leaf” hands in blued steel and “pear” hands in gold and steel
Back: Sky background represented by a disk of sapphire crystal and “Pear” hands painted white

Bracelet/Strap
Crocodile leather

OMEGA Museum Collection, Edition 2001

Introduced in 2001, OMEGA’s Museum Collection offers a series of special and exceptional watches that pay tribute to brand’s own history.

One of OMEGA’s biggest strengths is combining traditional values with today’s highest technological standards. Only a few watchmaking brands can look back on so many highlights that have written contemporary history. Souvenirs of this rich past have until now been reserved for visitors to the OMEGA museum.

Since its opening in 1983, the OMEGA museum has not only been hugely popular among watch enthusiasts throughout the world, it is also repeatedly used as a source of inspiration for new creations. The desire to make at least some of these fantastic historical pieces available to today’s customers gave rise to the OMEGA Museum Collection project.

The designs are based on originals that are 50 years old or more. These timepieces, which, in addition to representing historical values, also meet all the requirements of a present-day watch by using the technology of the third millennium, epitomise the traditional individuality of the OMEGA brand – aside from the world-renowned Constellation, Seamaster, Speedmaster and De Ville collections.

The first model of the OMEGA Museum Collection, the Edition 2001 is a new edition of a 1938 pilot’s watch. The latest version differs from its predecessor in a few technical details: the mineral glass has been replaced by scratch-resistant, anti-reflective sapphire crystal and the radium hour markers and hands by a more modern luminous material.

OMEGA Museum Collection, Edition 2001
OMEGA Museum Collection, Edition 2001

Originally equipped with a hand-winding movement, the new model uses a self-winding chronometer calibre 2200. The solid stainless-steel case is, unlike that of its predecessor, water resistant to 50 metres.

The bi-directional turning bezel has been kept, allowing a separate time scale to be moved around the edge of the dial. The watch has a striking dark-brown suede strap. One extravagant detail as a tribute to early pilot habits is an additional extra-wide leather strap (approx. 6 x 60cm) for wearing the watch just above the knee “as and when required”

In addition to the OMEGA logo, the back of the watch bears the inscription “THE OMEGA MUSEUM COLLECTION 2001”, the year of the original “1938” and the specification “COLLECTOR’S SERIES NUMBER ONE” with the respective limited series number from “0001/4938” to “4938/4938”.

Each model in this exclusive series is presented in a decorative wooden box with a metal plate applied to the lid. A display window over the plate reveals the same inscription as on the back of the watch – including the collection name and model number.

Antoine Preziuso World Time Automatic Ladies

Introduced in 2001, this two time zone watch for women is available with wide choice of dials and personalization options such as gem-setting or different references in the window.

Equipped with an automatic movement, this Antoine Preziuso timepiece has the same layout as the men’s version which preceded it, displaying the local time in the centre and the time at the destination at 6 o’clock, with a choice of six cities in the window at 12 o’clock.

Antoine Preziuso World Time Automatic Ladies

Technical details

Movement
Automatic, 158 calibre based on 2004 ETA
Hand-engraved

Functions
Hours, minutes, two time zone

Case
750 (18K) yellow, pink or white gold
Sapphire crystal and back
Water-resistant to 30 m

Dial
Engine-turned or smooth, several colours
Second time zone display at 6 o’clock
Reference-city window at 12 o’clock (6 options)

Strap
Crocodile leather

Dubey & Schaldenbrand Aerodyn Jump Hour Limited Edition

Introduced in 2001, this exceptional mechanical timepiece from Dubey & Schaldenbrand is equipped with a Vintage manual movement from the Sixties, and displays its jumping hour through a big trapezoid window.

This limited edition (Produced 300 numbers pieces in steel version) timepiece has a curved steel case which is fitted with sapphire crystal front glass and a screw down stainless steel caseback with a sapphire crystal opening.

Dubey & Schaldenbrand Aerodyn Jump Hour Limited Edition watch

The meticulously crafted engine-turned black dial boasts a Jumping hour window at 12’o clock, a decentred minute circle with Arabic numerals and a Small seconds dial. Dubey &Schaldenbrand have left an original mark: an opening showing the heart-piece of the movement.

This simultaneously forms the final 0 of 2000, the year in which the idea was born, and the D of the company’s initials, DS. The case back is also engraved with model and brand names and limited edition number.

The Aerodyn Jump Hour timepiece is also available in a pink gold version (Limited to 100 pieces).

Technical details

Movement
Manual Vintage from the Sixties
AS 1727 Calibre

Functions
Jumping hour, minutes, seconds

Case
Curved, steel
Sapphire crystal
Screw-down back with sapphire crystal opening
Personalised with 2000-DS and serial number

Dial
Engine-turned black
Jumping hour window
Decentred minute circle
Small seconds at 30 min

Bracelet/Strap
Black crocodile leather

Other versions
Limited series of 100 in 750 (18K) pink gold

MAURICE LACROIX Intuition Lady Rigid Black Rubber Strap

Introduced in 2001, the Intuition Lady Rigid Black Rubber Strap, a quartz powered ladies timepiece from MAURICE LACROIX features an elongated case with an art deco look. It features an especially sober dial with two big numerals at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock. A bracelet in rigid black rubber matches the dial.

MAURICE LACROIX Intuition Lady Rigid Black Rubber Strap

Technical details

  • Movement: Quartz
  • Functions: Hours, minutes
  • Case: Steel
  • Organic sapphire crystal
  • Water-resistant to 30 m
  • Dial: Black
  • Strap: Rigid black rubber, without clasp

Universal Genève Master Compax Vortex

In 2001, Swiss watch maker Universal Genève introduced a timepiece exclusively for new generation wrist watch enthusiasts. Created with an avant-garde vision, the Master Compax Vortex chronograph boasts a sporty and elegant design. Equipped with a rotating bezel, this stainless steel watch incorporates an ultra-high-performance quartz movement with split-seconds.

Technical details

Movement
Quartz

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Chronograph with split-seconds

Case
Steel
Rotating bezel
Sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 200 m

Dial
Counters for 12 h, 30 min and small seconds
Date window at 4 o’clock

Strap
Steel

GRAHAM Chronofighter Chronograph Steel

Introduced in 2001, this COSC certified automatic chronometer in steel, the only one of its kind, pays homage to legendary British watch maker George Graham.

GRAHAM Chronofighter Chronograph Steel

This self-winding chronograph by GRAHAM stands out through its completely new layout and control positions: a start/stop button integrated in the winding crown, under a locking handle at 9o’clock, and a separate pushbutton for the return to zero at 10 o’clock.

Technical details

Model: GRAHAM Chronofighter Chronograph Steel

Movement
Automatic, G 1722 calibre, 28’000 V/h, 25 rubies
Circular brushed finish and Côtes de Genève
42-hour power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph
Certified COSC chronometer

Case
Steel
Cambered sapphire crystal
Screw-down back, engraved with “British Masters” symbol
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Black
Luminescent numerals, hour markers and hands
Small seconds at 3 o’clock
30 min counter at 9 o’clock

Bracelet/Strap
Leather, big steel buckle engraved with “Graham”

Glashütte Original Die Senator “Auf und Ab”

This classic mechanical wristwatch produced by Saxon manufacturers Glashütte Original stands out by virtue of its power-reserve display, allowing the spring tension to be checked at a glance. The gleaming silvered dial with appliqués proudly displays power reserve at 2 o’clock, moon phases at 11 o’clock and calendar window at 6 o’clock. Its automatic movement, 39-44 calibre, which constitutes an example of the finest in watchmaking, is housed in a sober and elegant case in 18K pink gold. Introduced in 2001, the Senator “Auf und Ab”, a classic gem of German fine watch making, is also available in a steel version.

Technical details
Movement
Automatic, 39-44 calibre, top-of-the range finish and skeleton rotor in gold

Functions
Hours, minutes, central seconds
40-hour power reserve, moon phases, calendar in window

Case
750 (18K) pink gold
Sapphire crystal and back
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Silver with appliqués, power reserve at 2 o’clock, moon phases at 11 o’clock and calendar window at 6 o’clock

Strap
Louisiana crocodile leather with folding clasp

Other versions
Steel

EPOS Action Team Hand-Wound

Introduced in 2001, this mechanical watch model from EPOS’ Action Team collection is equipped with a hand-wound movement (based on an ETA 6498 calibre) with small seconds and a big date. The decoration, comprising Côtes de Genève and blued screws, can be admired through the transparent base of the steel case. The silvered dial with applique hour-markers and blued steel hands boasts small seconds at 6 o’clock and big date window at 12 o’clock.

Technical details
Movement
Mechanical, hand-wound, based on an ETA 6498

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Case
Stainless steel
Sapphire crystal and back
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Silvered
Applique hour-markers
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Big date window at 12 o’clock

Strap
Leather

EPOS Carré

Introduced in 2001, this automatic chronograph from Swiss watch brand Epos deliberately opts for squares for the case, the buttons, the links on the bracelet and the appliqué hour-markers. Dressed in a stainless steel case, the EPOS Carré watch features a silvered dial with chronograph totalisers for 12 h and 30 min, small seconds at 3 o’clock and a big window cut out at 12 o’clock.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic, 2892-A2 DD 4500 calibre

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph

Case
316L steel
Sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Silvered dial
Luminescent hands
Totalisers for 12 h and 30 min
Small seconds at 3 o’clock
Big date window at 12 o’clock

Bracelet
Stainless steel

Chronoswiss Chronoscope

Introduced in 2001, the Chronoswiss Chronoscope is the first Wristwatch Chronograph with Regulator Dial and window for the blued column wheel.

For the “Chronoscope,” which recalls the pioneering achievements of watchmakers of the past century, Chronoswiss mounted the complex cadrature, which was developed in collaboration with  Andreas Strehler, directly atop the front side of the plate of the exclusive self-winding manufactory caliber C.122, which is also known as the “Regulateur.”

This is precisely where the cadrature was originally mounted by chronograph pioneer Adolphe Nicole. Unlike common and widely used modular constructions, which typically require no alterations to the plate, Chronoswiss specially reworked the plate to accommodate the frontally mounted cadrature. For example, indentations are specially milled and holes drilled to accept the components of the elaborate switching movement.
Chronoswiss Chronoscope
The three functions (start, stop, and return to zero) of the centrally axial chronograph-hand are triggered via a push-piece that’s integrated into the winding-crown and are controlled internally via a classical column-wheel which rotates around the arbor of the continuously running seconds-hand on the sub-dial above the “6.” The chronograph’s ball-borne center-wheel, on the other hand, is a genuine homage to modernity and an entirely unprecedented construction.

Of course, it goes without saying that all of the components, of which there are a total of 38, are specially made by Swiss specialists expressly for Chronoswiss.

The positioning of the hour-hand on its own sub-dial below the “12” is a typical feature of timepieces that encase the Regulateur movement. For readily understandable reasons, Chronoswiss has made no changes in the self-winding C.122 movement, which is already constructed in accord with all of the exacting rules observed by the watchmaker’s guild and which, in its version for the “Chronoscope,” goes by the name “C.125.”

Its Glucydur balance, which is equipped with a self-compensating flat balance-spring, completes 21,600 beats per hour, thus enabling the “Chronoscope” to measure intervals of time with sixth-of-a-second accuracy.

The Regulator-dial boasts a window that allows insight into the blued column wheel.

Technical details

References
CH 1520 rc, platinum 950 (66g), limited edition (99 pieces)
CH 1521 rc, 18ct. gold (52g)
CH 1521 R rc, 18ct. red gold (52g)
CH 1521 W rc, 18ct. white gold (52g)
CH 1522 rc, 18ct. gold (13g)/steel
CH 1522 R rc, 18ct. red gold (13g)/steel
CH 1523 rc, steel

Technical Details
Display
Hour, minute, centered Chrono-center second

Case
Massive 22-part case, ø 38 mm, Height 12 mm, one-sided non-reflective sapphire crystal, turnip crown with integrated pusher (Monopulsante) for the Chronograph, massive winding crown with exchangeable sealing-system (for Gold- and Gold/Steel-watches with massive gold crown, for Platinum models with massive Platinum crown), reserved construction, water-tight up to 3 atm (30m) also at the hand-setting mechanism

Movement
Chronoswiss Caliber C. 125, completely newly constructed Chronograph mechanism based on the manufacture Caliber C. 122, ø 26.80 mm (11 3/4“`), Height 7.85 mm, ratchet-wheel mechanism with swinging-drive, Chrono-center-wheel with ball-bearings(first time in the construction of a Chronograph), automatic winding,30 jewels, 3 Hz, 21.600 A/h vibrations per hour (vph),individually numbered

Dial
Silver-varnished metal dial with window for column wheel function, de-centralized hour at the “12”, centered-minute, small second at the”6″, centered Chrono-center second, display accuracy up to 1/6 sec, sweep-hand 360 lines, red-blued Steel hands (Lie de Vin), Shape: Poire, Chronograph hands: Flèche (=arrow)

Chronoswiss Klassik Chronograph

Since its debut in the year 1989, the Klassik Chronograph with automatic winding has been a firm feature of the Chronoswiss collection.
Chronoswiss Klassik Chronograph goldThe case with its teardrop lugs is not just reminiscent of the legendary Fifties. It is also manufactured using original tools dating from this heady era of economic upswing. Its precision details are proof of the sophisticated craftsmanship and supreme watchmaking skills consistently nurtured at Chronoswiss.
Chronoswiss Klassik Chronograph movement
The chronograph calibre C.741 with automatic winding, 25 jewels, 1/4 sec. indication accuracy, 30-minute and 12-hour counters is an expression of watchmaking tradition at its finest.

A further sign of a complete mastery of classic manufacturing principles is the unique analogue date indicator at the 3 o’clock position. Not only does this provide the proud owner with what is surely the most important information besides the time. The unusual date dial also perfectly balances the costly face with applied index marks.
Chronoswiss Klassik Chronograph
The elegant steel hands in classic blue also have a contribution to make to the total harmony of the timepiece. As an alternative, Chronoswiss offers a version with a black face and silver hands. Since 1999 a sapphire glass base has afforded Klassik enthusiasts a longed-for glimpse of the fascinating mechanism at work.

There remained just one bitter pill which was often swallowed with reluctance. And that was the fact that, alas, this charmingly nostalgic chronograph was not water resistant. For technical reasons, this was a wish which could not in practice be fulfilled.

The use of waterproof press-pieces would have permanently destroyed the attractive appearance of this wristwatch. For this reason, Chronoswiss proprietor Gerd-Rüdiger Lang resisted the to him unreasonable request with characteristic stubbornness.
Chronoswiss Klassik Chronograph

Now at last the hour for which many Klassik friends have long been waiting has struck. Precisely in time for the start of the 21st Century, there is at last a waterproof version of this chronograph to adorn the wrist. Thanks to a special design of the press-piece mechanism and the internal sealing system, there is no external evidence to belie the water-resistance of the Klassik Chronograph.Chronoswiss Klassik Chronograph

Water resistant to 30 meters, the new Klassik Chronograph is available in solid red, gold gold or in stainless steel.

Technical details

Model: Chronoswiss Klassik Chronograph

Displays
Hour, minute, second, analog date, Chrono-center-second, 30-minute-register, 12-hour-register

References
CH 7401 R, 18ct. red gold (41 g)
CH 7401 R bk, 18ct. red gold (41g)
CH 7401 R re, 18ct. red gold (41g)pusher and crown solid 18ct. red gold
CH 7402 R, 18ct. red gold (6g)/steel
CH 7402 R bk, 18ct. red gold (6g)/steel
CH 7402 R re, 18ct. gold (6g)/steel pusher and crown solid 18ct. red gold
CH 7403, steel
CH 7403 bk, steel
CH 7403 re, steel
CH 7403 gr, steel
CH 7403 bl, steel
CH 7404, “Turtle”, 18ct. rosé gold (12g)/steel bars, pusher and crown solid 18ct. rosé gold

Case
24-part case, ø 37 mm, height 13,90 mm, lateral polish,drop-shaped polished bars, polished bezel with non-reflective sapphire crystal, display back with non-reflective sapphire crystal, straps attached with spring bars, water-resistant up to 3 atm (30 m)

Movement
Chronoswiss Caliber C.741, automatic winding, ø 30 mm (13¼´´´), 25 Jewels, Incabloc shock-absorber, 46 hours power-reserve, 4 Hz., 28.800 vibrations per hour (vph), ¼ second display accuracy

Dial
Silver-plated metal dial, with applied Roman numerals and Pulsometerscale or Tachometer scale, Minute-circle with ¼ second-division, polished, gilt or blued Index-steel hands

Frederique Constant Persuasion Business Timer

Introduced in 2001, the Persuasion Business Timer incorporates the original feature of a calendar positioned around the dial. This quartz movement powered timepiece comes in a round stainless steel case. The white dial with “Persuasion” Roman numerals boasts day, date, month indications and moon phase. This is a luxurious, yet affordable timepiece offering useful indications for day to day activities.

Technical details
Movement
Quartz FC-270

Functions
Hours, minutes, weekly calendar, day, date and moon phase

Case
Stainless steel, round, individual number
Sapphire crystal
Screw-down back and crown
Water-resistant to 60 m

Dial
White
“Persuasion” Roman numerals

Strap
Hand-sewn crocodile leather
Optional folding clasp

Frédérique Constant Yacht Timer Mark II

Introduced in 2001, Frédérique Constant’s Yacht Timer features an exclusive countdown function includes both the traditional countdown of 10 and 5 minutes and the official 6 and 3 minute countdown introduced for the Atlanta Games. It sports a black dial, enhancing the visibility of its functions in bold colours at the centre of a steel case.

Technical details
Movement
Quartz, FC-298/2P, 13 1/4”’

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, audible countdown,10-5 and 6-3 min

Case
Stainless steel
Sapphire crystal
Screw-down back and crown
Individual number
Water-resistant to 100 m

Dial
Black with luminescent Arabic numerals
Red/green index
Countdown on blue-red-white disks
Luminescent skeleton hands

Strap
Stainless steel
Or  Leather bracelet with folding clasp

Frederique Constant Highlife Triple Time

Introduced in 2001, this Highlife collection features a voluptuous steel case, powerful Arabic numerals and the solid-gold brand emblem at 3 o’clock. Destined for travellers, this automatic model gives the time in three dimensions: the 12-hour clock, the 24-hour clock and the 24 time zones. Presented in steel, it comes with a matching bracelet designed exclusively for Frédérique Constant. The automatic FC-308 movement has its bridges decorated with Côtes de Genève.

Technical details
Movement
Automatic FC-308, 11 1/2”’ 28’800 V/h, 27 rubies, bridges decorated with Côtes de Genève,
42-hour power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, 24 hours, 24 time zones

Case
Stainless steel
Convex sapphire crystal and screw-down, flat sapphire back
Individual number
Water-resistant to 100 m

Dial
Galvanised silver
Date window at 6 o’clock, fixed 24-hour indicator, turning indicator for 24 time zones
Luminescent hands

Strap
Stainless steel

Frederique Constant Highlife Tourbillon Platinum 2001

Launched in 2001, this tourbillon complication from Frederique Constant’s Highlife collection is dressed in curvaceous platinum case fitted with convex sapphire crystal and screw-down, flat sapphire back. Inside this ultra luxury timepiece, beats the FC-800 hand tourbillon movement that beats at the rate of 28’800 V/h, and delivers power reserve up to 72 hours. The silver plated dial boasts tourbillon window at 6 o’clock, date indicator at 12 o’clock, powerful Arabic numerals, the solid-gold brand emblem at 3 o’clock and blackened steel leaf hands. This spectacular timepiece looks great when worn with an elegant bracelet in hand-sewn crocodile leather.

Technical details
Movement
Hand-wound FC-800, 13 1/4”’, 28’800 V/h, 23 rubies, bridges decorated with snailing and Côtes de Genève,72-hour power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes, date, tourbillon

Case
Platinum 950
Convex sapphire crystal and screw-down, flat sapphire back
Individual number
Water-resistant to 30 m

Dial
Silver-plated
Date indicator at 12 o’clock, tourbillon window at 6 o’clock
Blackened steel leaf hands

Strap
Hand-sewn Louisiana crocodile leather
Optional folding clasp in gold 750 (18K)

LONGINES 30 Millionth Watch Collection

In 2001, to celebrate 130 years of technical and aesthetic know-how, Longines introduced a commemorative collection – the “30 Millionth Watch”. It is equipped with a new version of the L990 double-barrel automatic calibre which was produced by Longines before being taken up by Nouvelle Lémania. An engraved cover opens up on the sapphire back, revealing a superb finish and Côtes de Genève decoration. A limited series of 990 numbered watches were produced, with 390 in yellow gold, 300 in white gold and 300 in pink gold.

Technical details
Movement
Automatic with double barrel, 11 1/2”’, 28’800 V/h, 25 rubies
38-hour power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Case
750 (18K) yellow, white or pink gold
Sapphire crystal
Sapphire back with engraved cover
Water-resistant to 30 m

Dial
Lacquered white
Applique numerals and hour-markers in 750 (18K) gold
Date window at 3 o’clock

Strap
Brown alligator leather

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BLANCPAIN Quattro Limited Edition

Launched in 2001 in a limited series of 50 watches, the BLANCPAIN Quattro is an haute horlogerie creation that incorporates four watch-making complications: an automatic movement, a chronograph with a flyback function, split seconds, tourbillon and a perpetual calendar.

Crafted in 18 carat gold, the automatic movement that beats inside this complication watch is visible on the back of the case in 18-carat gold through sapphire crystal. The silvered opaline dial with has Roman hour-markers and leaf hands.

BLANCPAIN Quattro Limited Edition

The dial has three subdials: A subdial at 12’o clock displays month and leap year; subdial at 9’o clock incorporates 12 hour chronograph counter and the day of the week indication and finally the subdial at 3’o clock incorporates 30 minutes chronograph counter and date indication.

The BLANCPAIN Perpetual Calendar Split-Seconds Flyback Chronograph Tourbillon Automatic watch watch is fitted with a crocodile leather strap.

Technical details

Model: BLANCPAIN Quattro

Movement
Mechanical, automatically-wound, 39 rubies, hand-engraved oscillating weight

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, flyback chronograph, split seconds, perpetual calendar, tourbillon, 40-hour power reserve

Case
750 (18K) gold
Spherical sapphire crystal
Flat sapphire crystal back
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Silvered opaline with Roman hour-markers, leaf hands

Strap
Louisiana crocodile and black square scales, tone-on-tone stitching

Harry Winston Premier Chronograph, White Gold, Gem-set, Meca Quartz

Introduced in 2001 by prestigious jeweller Harry Winston, this stylistic feminine timepiece houses a state of the art Frédéric Piguet meca-quartz chronograph movement beneath a shower of diamonds. The case in white gold is set with 42 diamonds, the bracelet with 128, and 86 diamonds outline the counters on the dial, representing a weight of 6.3 carats in all.

Technical details
Movement
Meca-quartz, FP 1270 calibre, 236 parts

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph

Case
750 (18K) white gold
42 Top Wesselton VVS diamonds (3.8 cts)
Double-sided antiglare sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 30 m

Dial
750 (18K) metallised black
Hour, minute and seconds counters
86 Top Wesselton VVS diamonds (0.2 cts)

Bracelet/Strap
Rubber and 750 (18K) white gold, folding clasp in 750 (18K) white gold
128 Top Wesselton VVS diamonds (2.3 cts

Fortis Spacematic Chronograph Alarm

The Fortis Spacematic Chronograph Alarm is equipped with F2001 calibre, the first movement to combine the functions of an automatic chronograph and a mechanical alarm. Two barrels ensure that the movement and the alarm operate independently of each other, making this micro-mechanics feat possible. The harmonious ring of the alarm sounds for about 25 seconds if neither interrupted nor switched off with the button at 8o’clock.

Technical details

Movement
F2001 automatic, two barrels

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, alarm

Case
Micro-sandblasted steel
Double-sided, anti-glare sapphire crystal

Dial
Black
Alarm indicator and date window at 3 o’clock
Hour counter at 6 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock, minute counter at
12 o’clock
Second counter and alarm indicator in centre

Bracelet/Strap
Micro-sandblasted matt steel, folding clasp with adjustment and safety system

Other versions
Leather bracelet