Fears Watch Company: The Brunswick ‘Jubilee Edition’ & the Brunswick Champagne

The Fears Watch Company has recently expanded its Brunswick 38mm family by launching two new models: the Brunswick ‘Jubilee Edition’ and the Brunswick Champagne.

The first piece has been created to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee as a numbered edition, only produced in 2022, though not limited. The second model joins the permanent collection alongside the Brunswick White and Brunswick Salmon.

Fears Watch Company Brunswick ‘Jubilee Edition’

The Brunswick ’Jubilee Edition’ features an eye-catching Royal Purple dial with a sunburst finish, radiating from the centre. This finish ensures the rich purple tones of the special lacquer transform from an almost black to a light regal tone with a turn of the wrist. The sunburst finish of the main dial stands in contrast to the concentric machined guilloche finish of the sunken sub-seconds dial at 6 o’clock.

Fears Watch Company Brunswick ‘Jubilee Edition’ watch with Royal Purple dial

Rhodium plating is used on the ‘Fears’ skeletonised hour and minute hands, as well as the diamond-polished hour marker appliques which are realised in the Fears custom ‘Edwin’ typeface.

Included with the Brunswick ‘Jubilee Edition’ are two straps: a Bristol leather strap in Royal Purple with contrasting platinum-coloured stitching, and a Barenia leather strap in muted Pewter Grey.

Fears Brunswick 'Jubilee Edition' - Royal Purple dial on a Royal Purple Bristol leather strap - engraved case back

Though not a limited edition, this watch will only be made and sold during the Jubilee Year of 2022, with each watch carrying a unique edition number engraved on the closed case back.

Launching alongside the Brunswick ‘Jubilee Edition’ is the Brunswick Champagne, a new model that enters the permanent Brunswick 38mm collection. This new watch features a rich champagne coloured dial, created using layers of 18ct Yellow Gold on a surface which has undergone frosting using glass beads.

Fears Watch Company Brunswick Champagne watch

This type of frosted finish has a gentle sparkle to it which complements the true gold colour. The applied ‘Edwin’ numerals are diamond polished before receiving a coating of black gold, giving them a dark, warm contrast to the bright gold tones of the dial.

Fears Brunswick Champagne dial watch on a Pewter Grey Barenia leather strap

The Brunswick Champagne is paired with a handmade Pewter Grey strap crafted from premium Barenia leather which lends a contemporary feel to the watch.

The Fears Brunswick ‘Jubilee Edition’ and Brunswick Champagne are now available to order, retailing for £3,450 inc. VAT (£2,875 ex. VAT) and £3,350 inc. VAT (£2,791.67 ex. VAT) respectively.

Technical details

Model: Fears Brunswick ‘Jubilee Edition’
Reference: BS23800A

Fears Brunswick 'Jubilee Edition' watch with Royal Purple dial on a Pewter Grey Barenia leather strap

Case
316L Stainless Steel, 38mm x 38mm cushion-shaped (depth 11.8mm to top of domed sapphire glass). Closed case back (engraved). Made in Germany
Lug width: 20mm
Sapphire Crystal with ARdur® Swiss anti-reflective coating on inside and outside
Crystals made in Hong Kong, Anti-reflective coating applied in Switzerland

Movement
Top-grade ETA 7001, manual winding, 17 jewels, 21,600vph (3Hz) and 40 hr power reserve
Finished with Côtes de Genève and blued screws. Made in Switzerland

Dial
Royal Purple in purple lacquered colour
Sunburst brushing to surface, with sunken subsidiary seconds counter at 6 o’clock
CNC milled and diamond polished ‘Edwin’ Arabic numerals, coated in Rhodium and hand applied
Made in Germany

Hands
‘Fears’ hands – skeletonised, polished and Rhodium plated
Made in Germany

Functions
Time with subsidiary seconds at 6 o’clock

Warranty
2 Year guarantee from date of purchase

Strap
Royal Purple in Bristol made calf leather, lined in Alcantara®, handmade. Leather tanned in UK, Strap made in Belgium -and-
Pewter Grey in Barenia calf leather, lined in Alcantara®, handmade. Leather tanned in France, Strap made in Belgium

Serial number
Individually numbered, sequentially

Numbered edition
Individually numbered, sequentially (not limited, but only made in 2022)

Retail price
£3,450 inc. VAT (£2,875 ex. VAT)

Model: Fears Brunswick Champagne
Reference: BS23800A

Fears Brunswick watch with Champagne dial on a Pewter Grey Barenia leather strap

Case
316L Stainless Steel, 38mm x 38mm cushion-shaped (depth 11.8mm to top of domed sapphire glass). Closed case back.Made in Germany
Lug width: 20mm
Sapphire Crystal with ARdur® Swiss anti-reflective coating on inside and outside Crystals made in Hong Kong, Anti-reflective coating applied in Switzerland

Movement
Top-grade ETA 7001, manual winding, 17 jewels, 21,600vph (3Hz) and 40 hr power reserve
Finished with Côtes de Genève and blued screws. Made in Switzerland

Dial
Champagne in 18ct Yellow Gold galvanic colour
Glass bead frosting to surface, with sunken subsidiary seconds counter at 6 o’clock. CNC milled and diamond polished ‘Edwin’ Arabic numerals, coated in Black Gold and hand applied
Made in Germany

Hands
‘Fears’ hands – skeletonised, polished and Thermally Blued
Made in the UK

Functions
Time with subsidiary seconds at 6 o’clock

Warranty
2 Year guarantee from date of purchase

Strap
Pewter Grey in Barenia calf leather, lined in Alcantara®, handmade. Leather tanned in France, Strap made in Belgium

Serial number
Individually numbered, sequentially

Retail price
£3,350 inc. VAT (£2,791.67 ex. VAT)

 

 

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Ref. 5002

The Big Pilot’s Watch ref. 5002 , the large professional pilot’s watch made by IWC in 2002 is a historically important timepiece that represents a high point in traditional watchmaking: with a Pellaton winding mechanism and a seven-day automatic movement.

Everything about it is out of the ordinary: the mechanical automatic movement, the seven-day power reserve, the solid case, the dial and the hands, and even the crown.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Ref. 5002

The Big Pilot’s Watch, with its imposing 46 mm case diameter, 15.8 mm height and a take-off weight of 150 grams – including a leather strap and folding clasp – embodied a new dimension of professionalism in the market for oversize watches intended for aviation. When it launched, it was the second largest IWC wristwatch produced in the history of the factory. The historic Big Pilot’s Watch (52-calibre T.S.C.) launched in 1940 was the largest wristwatch ever made at IWC in Schaffhausen.

Externally at least, it traces its roots back to a navigation watch with a modified pocket watch movement produced for military pilots in 1940, which today commands record prices as a collector’s item. The heart of the Big Pilot’s Watch is IWC factory calibre 5011, an exclusive watch drive mechanism in the superlative class.

Pawl Winding Mechanism

The principle of the pawl winding mechanism already developed by the horological genius Albert Pellaton in Schaffhausen at the end of the forties has been revived in the calibre 5000 and its descendants. This technical solution, in which reciprocating pawls act on a toothed wheel and the smallest movement of the arm is also utilized for winding the watch, had for decades assured the technological superiority of IWC automatic watches.

For example, this system is not subject to the familiar wear in the rotor bearings and reduction gear of other designs. The rotor itself is even spring mounted. The Pellaton winding mechanism is thus regarded as being unmatched to this day thanks to its robustness, ease of servicing and efficiency.

That is not all, however: a new addition to the calibre 5000 family is the layout of the spring, the barrel and the entire design of the full seven-day power reserve. All the parts, on which such spring forces act, are dimensioned accordingly.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Ref. 5002

A long self-contained power reserve of this kind necessarily includes a clear power reserve display on the dial. This incorporates a special IWC feature: an integrated differential drive mechanism with a mechanical stop device arrests the movement before the force of the spring runs down fully, more specifically after precisely 168 hours or seven days.

The watch could, in fact, continue to run for more than one extra day with the remaining spring energy. But it will be stopped after a week, if no kinetic energy is supplied to it, to ensure that the accuracy remains stable from the first to the last minute. Behind this intricate design lies the horological consideration that the physically unavoidable and unfavourable end torque of the mainspring must not be permitted to make its effect felt in this way. The power of IWC can thus be translated as: 168 hours’ accuracy.

Additional details, such as the screw balance with its Breguet spring, adjustment cams on the balance limbs and 18 000 semi oscillations, also identify this advanced school of precision watchmaking. A particularly intricate means of precision adjustment was adopted from the old “Ingenieur” watch.

Even the escapement of this horological oversize calibre originates from the Mark XI which, as an official pilot’s watch, had previously passed all the quality and accuracy tests of the Royal Air Force for a “Navigator Wrist Watch”. All of this together endows the Big Pilot’s Watch with effortless chronometer accuracy. Without a certificate.

The design of the movement of this pilot’s watch was extended to include a date display at “6 o’clock” with quick changing in a forward direction and the central seconds hand that is essential for aeronautical use, the drive for which does not lie directly in the power flux of the train. Consideration was also given to small and important details: on the seventh day of operation of the power reserve or, to put it another way, after 165 hours, the date changes three hours before the movement is stopped mechanically, so that the change sequence continues to take place with entire reliability.

Optimal protection against magnetic fields for the movement

Professionalism in the case of the Big Pilot’s Watch naturally also includes optimal protection against magnetic fields, which extends far beyond the standard of 4800 A/m for antimagnetic watches. The Big Pilot’s Watch has been tested up to 32 000 A/m – while still retaining full efficiency.

In order to achieve these fantastic values, use is made of a soft iron inner case of the kind already utilized by IWC in pilot’s watches in 1940, in the first “big” pilot’s watch, which provides all-round screening for the movement. This naturally also had its effect on the case dimensions. The dial, movement ring and a double back are all made from this ferromagnetic material, which absorbs all magnetic fields which may influence the watch and in so doing keeps them from the actual movement mechanism.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Ref. 5002

The small date window is the only remaining minimal point of entry for magnetic forces. IWC had also attempted, in its early Ingenieur models, to close this opening with date display rings made of soft iron. However, the resulting new problems (weight) encountered when changing the date were not in an acceptable proportion to the additional protection afforded.

The soft iron cage and the associated extreme protection against magnetic fields is no “ideological” whim of the IWC engineers, but has since become a quality feature of all particularly durable watch production. This was an absolute must in the confined surroundings of the cockpits of older aircraft in particular with their numerous electrical devices. In our everyday lives, in which we are surrounded by more or less strong magnetic fields from countless electrical devices, such screening of the watch movements is an important condition for accurate running.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Ref. 5002

All technical features of this watch thus adhere uncompromisingly to a single requirement: airworthiness. And this means robustness, reliability and full functionality, including under the most unfavourable conditions. The dial and indices are coated with Superluminova.

The sapphire glass is specially protected against a sudden drop in air pressure and is anti-reflecting, in order to ensure legibility of the watch under all conditions. In a modern interpretation of the specification, a top-class pilot’s watch includes the aforementioned date display with quick setting, large seconds hand, screw-in back, screw-in crown and tested water-resistance to 60 metres.

Historical References

The Big Pilot’s Watch from IWC has a similarly named predecessor with a wartime past. It is a legend among connoisseurs, because between 1940 and 1945 there were only a few hundred of these watches in their grey stainless steel case with the modified, gold-plated precision calibre 52 S.C. (for Centre Seconde) pocket watch movement.

This “oversize device” produced for the German Air Force according to the criteria for military observation watches (B watches) was, with a case diameter of 55 mm, a height of 16.5 mm and a weight of 183 grams, the largest “wristwatch” ever produced by IWC.

Its long leather strap allowed it to be worn by the pilot in an easily readable position on top of his flying suit. And the above-mentioned principle of a movement completely encapsulated in soft iron was used here for the first time in a wristwatch. Yet it was neither water resistant nor shock-proof.

The Big Pilot’s Watch adheres to the tradition of the navigation watches and observation watches in pocket watch format for navigational purposes (calibre 52, calibre 67, and calibre 71) that were already being produced by IWC for the German and British Admiralties at the start of the twentieth century.

Its characteristic protection against magnetic fields also has its roots in early railway watches and, in particular, a pocket watch with a soft iron inner case first produced for the Berlin tramways between ca. 1920 and1930. As a pilot’s watch with particular specifications it can be traced back to the first pilot’s watch, the Mark IX from1930, and naturally to the first “big” pilot’s watch, several hundred examples of which were supplied to the German Air Force from 1940 onwards.

Of the 1200 calibre 52 S.C. (for Centre Seconde) movements produced, a proportion was fitted in an additional oversize observation watch and a smaller number in pocket watches for military use. This “navigation watch” (observation watch, Class I) produced by IWC in line with military criteria, each of which was subjected to individual testing at the German Marine Observatory, was the first IWC wristwatch to incorporate a ferromagnetic inner case as protection against magnetic fields.

The case dimensions (diameter 55 mm, height16.5 mm) conformed to the requirements of the military procurement office. Apart from IWC, only A. Lange & Söhne, LACO, STOWA and Wempe manufactured this particularly demanding type of pilot’s watch.

A movement component with a critical role in the escapement of the 2002 the Big Pilot’s Watch was also adopted by the next generation of post-war pilot’s watches (Mark XI): this was the screw balance with adjusting cams and Breguet balance spring beating at  18 000 semi oscillations. The Mark XI (1948-1984) has passed all the “navigator’s wrist watch” tests with flying colours.

Significant references to the past are combined in the Big Pilot’s Watch and are associated in particular with the development of a distinctive automatic movement at the end of the forties by the Technical Director of IWC at the time, Albert Pellaton. His patented design for a winding mechanism operating via a cam disc, ruby ferrules and click springs established the 85 family of calibres, which continued to be improved and developed until the mid seventies culminating in the legendary calibre 8541.

This watch drive mechanism helped the Ingenieur range in particular, but also the Yacht Club and other models, to achieve considerable success. The revival of this patented and proven mechanism, exclusively identifiable with IWC, was an important objective of the new family of calibres developed by IWC.

Produced in a stainless steel and a limited series of a 500 pieces in platinum.

Technical details

Model: IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Ref. 5002

Specification
Professional pilot’s watch with automatic movement, patented Pellaton winding mechanism, barrel drum for a theoretical 8.5 day power reserve after being fully wound, with power reserve display, date, hour, minute and large seconds hands, mechanical stopping of the movement after 168 hours, or 7 days, to prevent variations in the escapement caused by the effect of the end torque of the spring. Reference: 5002, The Big Pilot’s Watch of IWC

Movement
IWC calibre 5011, year of manufacture 2001
Movement dimensions: 38.2 mm x 7.44 mm at the centre
Number of parts: 334 component parts in 53 sub-assemblies
Number of functional jewels: 44 functional synthetic rubies, including 35 different jewel bearings.
Train: 57 interconnections, special feature. Seconds wheel situated beneath the escape wheel, and the train with one additional wheel (eight-day wheel) compared with a conventional train; indirect large seconds and indirect minute, i.e. the drive for both pinions does not take place in the direct power flux of the train.

Spring barrel: barrel made of Aluminium S-Korofestal (AIMgSi1), artificially aged, anodized, teeth screwed on separately, mainspring with bridle made of Nivaflex1, spring barrel – minute wheel multiplication 1:15, spring barrel ca. 13.6 revolutions when fully wound. One revolution of the spring barrel = 15 hours power reserve. Theoretical power reserve: 13.6 x15 hours = 204 hours (8.5 days). Ca. 12rotor revolutions = 1 hour power reserve.

Power reserve display: differential gears with inputs for winding up and running down and output for power reserve display. Mechanical stopping of the movement after 168 hours (7 days).

Winding mechanism: Pellaton pawl winding system, identical with the winding mechanism used in IWC calibre8541, via a spring-mounted rotor, cam disc, ruby ferrules and 2 pawls on a pawl wheel; reduction: 175:1.

Escapement: two-armed screw balance with 16 adjusting screws and 2 adjusting cams on the balance arms (IWC special feature), in the form of a “sage leaf” (or bird’s tongue) arm. Balance wheel, pallet fork and escape wheel identical with IWC 89 calibre. Nivarox 1 balance spring with Breguet curve, “chronometer” quality,18 000 semi oscillations: per hour 18 000 A/h= 2.5 Hertz (Hz).

Shock-absorber: Incabloc system

IWC precision adjustment: stud carrierand regulator stem are adjusted  with cams, identically with IWC calibre 8541.

Date: conventional jump-type date change(ca. 1 hour), quick change forwards via crown, last date change is possible until in conjunction with the movement running down after 165 hours.

Movement decoration: bridges and bottom plate nickel-plated, engraving gold plated, decoration of the “circular rib” type, bridge edges diamond-cut, typical IWC rotor (without gold medallion) with gold-plated “Probus Scafusia” engraving, main plain edges, crown wheels, ratchet wheel, spring barrel cover and differential wheel with sun pattern finish.

Case
Special steel with screw-in back, anti-reflecting sapphire glass
Case variant: Platinum with screw-in back and anti-reflecting sapphire glass
Protection against magnetic fields: soft iron inner case (dial, movement ring and inner back), effectiveness up to 32 000 A/m without loss of function tested by the Straumann Institute (standard value for antimagnetic watches: 4800 A/m).
Crown: screw-in, especially user-friendly crown for winding the movement (after stopping), date change forwards and hand setting with seconds stop function.
Security: minimum water-resistance up to 6 bar = 60 metres, shock resistance to NIHS standard.

Dial
matt black, Arabic numerals, white indices, luminous, executed in Superluminova C1 (dark blue dial for the platinum variant).
Hands: original arrow shape of the first“big” pilot’s watch from 1940, skeletonized, inlaid with Superluminova C1.

Straps
Buffalo, dark brown, with rivets as in the first “big” pilot’s watch strap from 1940, (Platinum: buffalo, dark blue, without rivets), in each case with secure button closure.

Weight
Total weight of the watch with strap and button closure
– Stainless steel model: ca. 150 grams
– Platinum model: ca. 220 grams.

Production limits

Stainless steel version: unlimited
Platinum variant: 500 pieces.

Recommended service interval
5 years

GOLDPFEIL GENEVE Double Time-Zone and Week Displays by Bernhard Lederer, Exclusive Collection

Launched by GOLDPFEIL GENEVE in 2002 in association with Switzerland based watchmaker Bernhard Lederer, this exclusive timepiece was inspired by the configuration of the historical regulators and unites a number of highly useful functions. The central arrow hand marks the minutes.

The second central hand, in a half-moon shape, indicates the weeks around the outer edge of the dial. The hour is read off a small dial at 12 o’clock, with a second time zone included on the dial at 6 o’clock. Two windows show the day and the date. The case is in yellow gold and the bezel set with diamonds. The automatic movement has an eccentric rotor system specially developed by the craftsman.

GOLDPFEIL GENEVE Double Time-Zone and Week Displays by Bernhard Lederer, Exclusive Collection

Technical details

Movement
Automatic, with an eccentric rotor system

Functions
Hours, minutes, day,week, date, second time zone

Case
750 (18K) yellow gold
Bezel set with diamonds
Sapphire crystal and back
Water-resistant to 30 m

Dial
Engine-turned solid silver, hands in blued steel

Strap
Hand-sewn alligator leather with a buckle in yellow gold

GOLDPFEIL GENEVE Chronometer with Power-Reserve Indicator by Thomas Baumgartner, Exclusive Collection

Launched in 2002 by GOLDPFEIL GENEVE in association with Thomas Baumgartner, this exclusive mechanical watch has a distinctively contemporary look. The curved case in white gold, with the crown mounted at 6 o’clock, attracts attention through its original architecture.

The dark blue rectangular dial, with its engine-turned decoration, boasts appliqué numerals and generously-dimensioned “baton” hands; it shows the small seconds inside a recess positioned in a rectangle at 9 o’clock while the power reserve is displayed in the arc of a circle at 3 o’clock. This timepiece is equipped with a certified-chronometer, hand-wound mechanical movement.

GOLDPFEIL GENEVE Chronometer with Power-Reserve Indicator by Thomas Baumgartner, Exclusive Collection

Technical details

Movement
Mechanical, manual winding, finely decorated, certified chronometer

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, power reserve

Case
750 (18K) brushed white gold
Cambered sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 30 m

Dial
Engine-turned, dark blue, with baton handsand appliqué numerals

Strap
Hand-sewn alligator leather with a white gold buckle

CEDRIC JOHNER Abyss 4888/4 Minute-Repeater

Launched in 2002 by Cédric Johner, this minute-repeater model in white gold houses an exceptional hand wound mechanical movement developed in association with Christophe Claret. The opening in the engine-turned dial affords a view of the system used to engage the striking mechanism for the hours, quarter-hours and minutes.

Each movement is meticulously finished, with bevelled bridges and wheels, stressing the unique spirit of this creation.

CEDRIC JOHNER Abyss 4888/4 Minute-Repeater

Technical details

Model: CEDRIC JOHNER Abyss 4888/4 Minute-Repeater

Movement
Mechanical, hand-wound, Cédric Johner and Christophe Claret
18 000 V/h, 45-hour power reserve, artisan finish

Functions
Hours, minutes, and hour, quarter-hour and minute repeater

Case
750 (18K) white gold, shaped by hand
Spherical sapphire crystal
Sapphire back

Dial
Engine-turned

Strap
Full crocodile leather

CLAUDE MEYLAN – The Magic, Skeleton Chronograph

This mechanical skeleton chronograph with a transparent back offers a spectacular dive into the heart of these fine watchmaking mechanics. Manufactured by Vallee de Joux based Swiss watch brand CLAUDE MEYLAN, this luxurious timepiece is equipped with a hand-wound chronograph movement dating from the Sixties, with a fully cut-away and hand-engraved column wheel. The highly sober case is in pink or white gold and the bracelet in crocodile leather.

CLAUDE MEYLAN - The Magic, Skeleton Chronograph

Technical details

Movement
Mechanical chronograph, hand-wound, with column wheel, angled steel parts, full skeleton design and hand-engraved

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph

Case
750 (18K) white gold
Sapphire crystal and back

Strap
Genuine crocodile leather

CLAUDE MEYLAN – The Twenties Chronograph

Introduced in 2002, this elegant mechanical chronograph in 18-carat pink gold is equipped with a movement dating from the Fifties, with a column-wheel that is entirely hand-engraved. Produced in limited series of 90 watches, the enamel dial with its Twenties look bears the signature “Claude Meylan”, the traditional Swiss watch brand based in Vallee De Joux. The breathtaking view of inner mechanisms of this watch is visible through the transparent sapphire crystal case back.

CLAUDE MEYLAN - The Twenties Chronograph

Technical details

Movement
Mechanical chronograph, hand-wound, with column-wheel Valjoux calibre

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph

Case 

750 (18K) pink gold
Limited series of 90 numbered watches
Sapphire crystal and back

Dial
Enamel, Twenties-look
Centre seconds hand
Counters for hours and minutes

Strap
Genuine crocodile leather

Quinting Mysterious Chronograph

First model of the brand Quinting, the Chronograph Quinting is a sport model, with modernity and a unique elegance, due to its infinite transparency. The case with a width of 43, 8 mm and a thickness of 14mm gives to the Chronograph a robustness solid as a rock. Made in stainless steel, or in yellow, pink or white gold 18kt, the Chronograph is presented either with a crocodile leather bracelet or with a steel bracelet.

Quinting Mysterious Chronograph

The chronograph Quinting can be a pure men model in its traditional version in rough steel, the dials could varied with a tonality of 6 colours (black, steel, white, blue, chocolate and red). But it can also become a very feminine piece thanks to the setting of diamonds and to the variation of colours of the dial and the bracelet.

Quinting Mysterious Chronograph

Rough strength of the mater or feminine watch, the Chronograph Quinting is a timeless piece, because of its transparency which gives to it a unique and incomparable place among all the great complication watches.

Quinting Mysterious Chronograph

The mysterious Chronograph Quinting is composed of the first and unique sapphire movement in the world, created and patented by Quinting. With the exception of 7 pieces, included the hands, the 256 components of the Chronograph are exclusively made on measure. This model is composed of 11 sapphires layers, 5 are stationary and 6 are mobile to assure the movement of the hands.

Quinting Mysterious Chronograph

Each Chronograph is unique and has engraved an individual number on the back of the case. The Chronograph is waterproof until 50 meters of depth.

The watch is composed of metalized sapphires and has an anti-reflection treatment. The case back and the movement are engraved with an individual serial number. The unique transparent movement is patented.

Technical details

Case
Total Height: 14,00 mm
Total Diameter: 43,80 mm
Water resistant: 50 meters (5 ATM)

Movement
Diameter: 39,00 mm
Total Height: 8,60 mm
Number of sapphire layers: 11 perfectly parallel sapphire discs
Warranty: 2 years
Adjustment: +0.10 – 0.60 sec/j.

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Date with indication am / pm
The chronograph has 3 little dials with seconds, minutes and hours.
Seconds at 12 o’clock
Minutes at 6 o’clock
Hours at 9 o’clock

Bracelet/strap
Alligator strap with Quinting buckle

Versions
Stainless steel, yellow gold, pink gold or white gold
Precious metal bracelet (stainless steel, yellow gold, pink gold, white gold)
Dial with or without diamond setting
Bezel with or without diamond settings
Other precious metals and stones can be used on request. Some special engravings can be made on moving and stationary sapphires.

GRAHAM Collectors 132

The Graham Collectors 132 timepiece is a rare  manual wound chronograph created as a noble tribute to the great master horologist, George Graham.

The Graham Collectors 132 timepiece was introduced in a limited edition of 100 mechanical chronographs in red gold and 32 in white gold combined with palladium. This exceptional timepiece with its highly unusual movement is a tribute to the genius of Graham because it also incorporates an original technical simplification: the three functions – chronograph start, stop and reset – are all operated by a single push-piece.

Graham Collectors 132 manual winding chronograph red gold

This exceptional movement housed in a collector’s watch was created in a unique edition of 132 timepieces. Its manual winding G 132 chronograph mechanism has a 36 hour power reserve and beats at 18,000 vibrations per hour. It also incorporates several remarkable features, including a big column-wheel, clearly visible through the sapphire caseback.

The upper part of the mechanism is domed to enable the dial and the hands, which are also convex, to perfectly embrace the curve of the movement. The recessed and domed sapphire crystal covers the whole unit in a classically harmonious style.

This Graham Collectors 132 timepiece is water resistant to 160 feet. Its case is fitted with wide water-resistance gaskets and the back held in place by six screws protects this chronograph perfectly against water infiltration. This model also features the unique configuration of a sweep seconds hand without a minute-counter as it is intended primarily to measure pulse rates.

Breitling Emergency Mission

Thanks to its built-in miniaturized transmitter operating on the 121.5 MHz aviation distress frequency, the Emergency by Breitling is universally appreciated by aviation professionals. Introduced in 2002, the Emergency Mission is loaded with many functions which assist pilots during flying.

Featuring a design more similar to that of a traditional chronograph, this model is intended to be a more “civilian” version than the original model: polished steel is used rather than titanium and an analogue display replaces the digital indications. Nonetheless, beneath this apparently “tamer” appearance, the Mission chronograph remains an impressively efficient instrument and the performances of its transmitter are equivalent to those of the distress beacons that are mandatory aircraft equipment.

Breitling Emergency Mission watch

Technical details

Movement
Breitling Super Quartz™ Caliber 73, thermo compensated electronic quartz movement, chronometer-certified

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, 1/10th of a second chronograph (fly-back hand)

Case
Steel, diameter 45 mm
Bidirectional rotating bezel
Screw-locked crown
Sapphire crystal, glare proofed both sides
Water-resistant to 10 bars /100 meters (330 ft)

Dial
60-minute totalizer and 12-hour totalizer, calendar

Strap
Steel Fighter bracelet or Diver Pro type rubber strap
Available on leather, sharkskin or crocodile leather strap

GOLDPFEIL GENEVE Pupitre Watch by Svend Andersen, Exclusive Collection

Launched in 2002, this exceptional mechanical timepiece takes us back to the good old days of desks and leather satchels. Realised by master watchmaker Svend Andersen for GOLDPFEIL GENEVE, this automatic wristwatch displays the time in a highly original fashion. The 24 hours of day and night stand out in big gold printed Arabic numerals against the base of the black dial, which takes the form of an inclined plane.

GOLDPFEIL GENEVE Pupitre Watch by Svend Andersen, Exclusive Collection

The hours are divided up by the arrow that constitutes the brand emblem. The bezel and upper bracelet attachment are fixed in place by rivets which are reminiscent of serviette clasps. The case is in yellow gold, while the oscillating weight, in gold and platinum, is visible through the sapphire base.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic, rotor in gold and platinum

Functions
24-hour time display, minutes, date rapid correction of time and date

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

Dial
Black with Arabic numerals gold printed
Railway minute circle
Calendar window

Strap
Hand-sewn “Oxford” leather with a buckle in yellow gold

GOLDPFEIL GENEVE Moon Phases by Frank Jutzi, Exclusive Collection

Created by world renowned master watch maker Frank Jutzi in 2002 for GOLDPFEIL GENEVE, this horology creation boasts a dial inspired by the regulators of old. The central hand marks the minutes. The hours can be read off a small dial at 2 o’clock, the seconds at 6 o’clock, and the symmetry is rendered perfect by a moon phase in a window at 10 o’clock.

GOLDPFEIL GENEVE Moon Phases by Frank Jutzi, Exclusive Collection

The engine-turned dial in solid silver and the arrow hands in blued steel form a delightful harmony with the case in yellow gold and the bracelet of blue leather. The automatic movement developed by Frank Jutzi is visible through the transparent back.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, phases of the moon

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

Dial
Engine-turned solid silver, hands in steel blue

Strap
Hand-sewn blue ostrich with a buckle in yellow gold

GOLDPFEIL GENEVE Jumping Hours and Moon Phases by Vianney Halter, Exclusive Collection

This exclusive edition timepiece was launched in 2002 by GOLDPFEIL GENEVE in association with world renowned master watch maker Vianney Halter. With its case in white gold, its hammered surfaces and its crown in the shape of a knurling-roller, this horology creation is reminiscent of a Thirties camera. Playing on shapes, colours and materials, three distinct zones emerge for displaying the time.

GOLDPFEIL GENEVE Jumping Hours and Moon Phases by Vianney Halter, Exclusive Collection

The jumping hour is accommodated in a rectangular window. The blue Goldpfeil arrow and a small red hand mark the minutes and seconds on the square dial. The phases of the moon follow on from each other in a circle inscribed with innovative geometric signs. The automatic movement, visible through the sapphire back, is an outstanding creation developed by Vianney Halter.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic

Functions
Jumping hours, minutes, seconds, phases of the moon

Case
750 (18K) white gold, hammered by hand
Cambered sapphire crystals
Sapphire back
Water-resistant to 30 m

Dial
Silver with railway minute circle in blue

Strap
Hand-sewn alligator leather with a buckle in white gold

Chopard L.U.C GMT

Introduced in 2002, it is Chopard’s first watch equipped with an L.U.C movement that includes an additional GMT mechanism. The second time zone is displayed at 6 o’clock on a counter which has been engine-turned by hand and represents day and night. The case in its classic shape comes in yellow, white or pink gold.

Chopard L.U.C GMT automatic watch

The chronometer movement featuring “Côtes de Genève” finish and the two superimposed barrels can be admired through the sapphire base.

Technical details

Model: Chopard L.U.C GMT

Movement
Automatic, certified chronometer, two barrels
Additional GMT mechanism, 65-hour power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Second time zone

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

Dial
Black with engine-turned decoration

Strap
Black leather

Other versions
Case in 750 (18K) yellow or pink gold with blue, silvered or white dial

BLANCPAIN Leman, Red Gold Case with White Mother-of-Pearl Dial

Introduced in 2002, this timepiece from Blancpain’s Léman range is a functional yet highly refined model, with its dial in white mother-of-pearl and punctuated by six brilliants displays a full date as well as the phases of the moon. The automatic movement with a 100-hour power reserve comprises more than 250 pieces.

Available in red gold or steel, this ladies’ watch displays date with red tipped centre hand, and two windows at 12’o clock displays day & month. A subdial at 6’o clock displays small seconds and moon phase.

BLANCPAIN Leman, Red Gold Case with White Mother-of-Pearl Dial, 2002

Technical details

Movement
Automatic, 30 rubies, 100-hour power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes
Full date: calendar with a hand, day and month windows, phases of the moon

Case
750 (18K) red gold
Sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 30 m

Dial
Mother-of-pearl, with 3 Roman hour markers and 6 diamonds, leaf hands

Strap
Dark brown Louisiana crocodile, square scales

Other versions
Steel and versions set with stones

BLANCPAIN Villeret Automatic, White Gold Case with Silvered Opaline Dial

Introduced in 2002, this Villeret model in white gold is aimed at those who appreciate the fine, classical art of watchmaking. Equipped with an extra flat automatic movement with a 100-hour power reserve, it stands out through its harmonious proportions and the extreme care lavished on details.

The size of the case, the delicate nature of the bezel and the refined decoration of the dial mark an allusion to the pocket watch.  Its silvered opaline, rhodium-plated dial features Roman numerals, leaf hands, and power reserve indication at 9 o’clock.

BLANCPAIN Villeret Automatic, White Gold Case with Silvered Opaline Dial

Technical details

Movement
Automatic, extra-flat, 28 rubies,100-hour power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes

Case
750 (18K) white gold
Diameter 40 mm
Sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 30 m

Dial
Silvered opaline, rhodium-plated
Roman numerals, leaf hands
Power reserve at 9 o’clock

Strap
Black Louisiana crocodile, square scales

IWC Schaffhausen Portuguese Chrono-Automatic, Ref.3714

The Portuguese Chrono-Automatics from IWC are watches for active people who appreciate a superb and distinctively elegant timekeeping companion. These are people who may be prepared to go without many supplementary functions, but not without the protective case which confers the accolade of suitability for everyday use on a watch. With a hardness grade of 9, its convex sapphire glass can withstand any concrete wall, and its resistance to scratching defers only to a diamond.

This guarantees a clear view of the classic dial with its Arabic numerals that are so typical of the Portuguese range, the elegant lance hands and the two vertically arranged inner dials for the small seconds at 6 o’clock and the chronograph 30-minutes counter at 12 o’clock. An indispensable feature for uncomplicated watch lovers is the water resistance to 30 m, which guarantees that there is nothing to fear even from water sport activities.
IWC Schaffhausen Portuguese Chrono-Automatic, Ref.3714

While on the subject of sport: the Portuguese Chrono-Automatic opens up the exciting possibility of capturing a small piece of time itself by simply pressing a button on the chronograph, whether monitoring your personal training time or taking measurements in the heat of competition between athletes. The precision scale on the outer edge of the case permits measurements down to a quarter of a second.
IWC Schaffhausen Portuguese Chrono-Automatic, Ref.3714
The Portuguese Chrono-Automatic is an independent and autonomous power plant. At any rate for as long as its wearer is in motion. Powered by the 79240 calibre mechanical automatic movement with 28 800 beats per hour, it provides the proverbial precision in the passage of time. It reflects this with absolute reliably, and the power reserve will even survive a 44-hour interruption in movements.

Although the case diameter of 41 mm makes the Portuguese Chrono- Automatic a substantial item that scarcely goes unnoticed, it remains a restrained timepiece with its seductive elegance and merits its place in the class of timeless watch culture. Let us also not forget that this watch is appreciated and worn by women and men alike.
IWC Schaffhausen Portuguese Chrono-Automatic, Ref.3714
Model Variations

The range previously consisted of four models in rose gold, white gold and steel, each with a silver-plated dial, and the stainless steel chronograph model with a black dial and silver-plated inner dials. One new case and five new dial variations were added to Portuguese Chrono-Automatic Collection in 2002.

Ref. IW371415 : In 18-carat rose gold with a black dial, Arabic hour numerals, gold-plated hours, minutes and small seconds hands, white chronograph centre seconds and 30-minutes counter, light brown croco leather strap, and closure in 18-carat rose gold.

Ref. IW371412 : In 18-carat white gold, rhodium-plated dial, Arabic hour numerals, rhodium-plated hours, minutes and small seconds hands, blued chronograph centre seconds and 30- minutes counter, black croco leather strap, and closure in 18-carat white gold.

Ref. IW371413 : In 18-carat white gold with a black dial, Arabic hour numerals, rhodium-plated hours, minutes and small seconds hands, white chrono-graph centre seconds and 30-minutes counter, black croco leather strap, and closure in 18-carat white gold.

Ref. IW371411 : In stainless steel, silverplated dial, Arabic hour numerals, rhodium-plated hours, minutes and small seconds hands, chronograph centre seconds and 30-minutes counter, black croco leather strap, and stainless steel closure.

Ref. IW371417 : In stainless steel, silverplated dial, blue Arabic hour numerals, blued hours, minutes and small seconds hands, chronograph centre seconds and 30-minutes counter, dark blue croco leather strap, and stainless steel closure.

Ref. IW371416 : In yellow gold with a silverplated dial, Arabic hour numerals, gold-plated hours, minutes and small seconds hands, blued chronograph centre seconds and 30-minutes counter, dark brown croco leather strap, and closure in 18-carat yellow gold.

IWC Schaffhausen Small Da Vinci Mechanical Chronograph Ref. 3736

Originally launched in 2002, the Small Da Vinci Mechanical Chronograph is the smallest model in the wide range of IWC watches that answers to the fascinating name “Da Vinci”.

For many years, the Lady has felt very much at its ease in the sometimes rather overbearing male company. For as an equally practical and elegant chronograph wristwatch, it must not be overshadowed by the sporting models.

That is why, following a stylistic fitness programme, it is also available in stainless steel and with a black dial – as the Lady in Black. This places it in the footsteps of what has since become the most successful Da Vinci in the classical size, Reference 3750, and which – if you will pardon the expression – has also become one of the most desirable ladies’ watches in the top-of-the-range mechanical category.
IWC Schaffhausen Small Da Vinci Mechanical Chronograph Ref. 3736Even in the ladies’ watch sector, stainless steel has for some time no longer been seen as an expression of stylish understatement, but rather as a mega trend, and all the more so in combination with precise watchmaking technology.

The small Da Vinci has acquired the following features on the way: an accurate quartz movement for people who prefer to forget about winding. As a mechanical chronograph with a quartz controlled stepping motor, including elapsed time recording up to twelve hours, it is suitable for many applications. The two side buttons are provided for ease of operation.

The moon phase display brings a little celestial mechanics into play with the time. The date display with its rapid adjustment facility imparts order in the daily routine, and the convex sapphire glass and the screw-in crown ensure security – water resistance to 30 metres.

The IWC Schaffhausen Small Da Vinci Mechanical Chronograph Ref. 3736 is available with a black leather strap or, if preferred, with a stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp.

Auguste Reymond Rumba Alarm Automatic

Introduced in 2002, this Rumba timepiece from Auguste Reymond comes in an extravagant case with an AS 5008 alarm movement and a double automatic winding mechanism. Its cushion-shaped case is fitted with an original system of movable bracelet attachments.

The Rumba alarm is produced in a limited series of 999. The Rumba also comes with a number of other calibres with complications, including the automatic Valjoux 7750 chronograph.

Auguste Reymond Rumba Alarm Automatic watch

Technical details

Model: Auguste Reymond Rumba Alarm Automatic

Movement
Automatic AS 5008, double barrel, special decoration
Individual number

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, alarm

Case
Steel, movable loops
Cambered sapphire crystal
Transparent back
Water-resistant to 30 m

Dial
Matt, silvered
Luminescent numerals and hands

Strap
Black matt bull leather, steel buckle

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JEAN PERRET Doublette Watch with PVD Gold-plated Steel Case

Equipped with an innovative dual time display, Doublette is a popular wrist watch collection from Swiss watch brand Jean Perret. Introduced in 2002, this Doublette model in gilt steel has alternating polished and mat finishes.

This model with its highly original second time zone is made up of two “superimposed” cases. The first case with its dial of Roman numerals can be released by gently pressing on it; this then reveals a second dial with Arabic numerals. The back of the first case can be decorated with a personalised engraving.

JEAN PERRET Doublette Watch with PVD Gold-plated Steel Case

Technical details

Model: JEAN PERRET Doublette Watch

Movement
Two quartz movements

Functions
Hours, minutes, second time zone (two dials)

Case
PVD gold-plated steel
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 30 m

Dial
1: silver, Roman numerals
2: silver, Arabic numerals

Bracelet
PVD gold-plated steel

CHOPARD Mille Miglia 2002

The 2002 edition of the famous Mille Miglia automatic chronograph has a tachometer engraved on the bezel allowing the speed to be read off. The antiglare cambered sapphire crystal ensures perfect legibility.

CHOPARD Mille Miglia 2002 automatic chronograph

The bracelet in black rubber, a reproduction of the “Dunlop racing” tyre profile of the Sixties, is exclusive to Chopard. This model in steel is produced in a limited series of 1000 numbered models bearing the “year of manufacture”, plus a non-numbered series without indication of the year.

Technical details

Model: CHOPARD Mille Miglia Chronograph 2002

Movement
Automatic, certified chronometer

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph to 1/5th of a second
Tachometer
40-hour power reserve

Case
Steel
Antiglare cambered sapphire crystal

Dial
Black
Counters for hours at 6 o’clock, for minutes at 9 o’clock and seconds at 3 o’clock

Strap
“Dunlop racing” rubber

Other versions
Yellow gold and white gold (two limited series of 250 watches)

CHOPARD Happy Sport Oval

Introduced in 2002, these two models featuring oval case belong to the famous Happy Sport line from Chopard. The timepieces from CHOPARD Happy Sport boast a distinguishing feature: seven diamonds moving freely beneath the crystal, over the mother-of-pearl dial.

CHOPARD Happy Sport Oval ladies quartz watches

The version in yellow gold oval case features five cabochons in blue sapphire on the horns and crown. The version in white gold oval case boasts a bezel that is entirely set with diamonds. Equipped with quartz movement, CHOPARD Happy Sport Oval watches also offer the date indication at 6’o clock.

Technical details

Model: CHOPARD Happy Sport Oval

Movement
Quartz

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Case
750 (18K) yellow gold with five cabochons in blue sapphire on the horns and crown
750 (18K) white gold with a bezel set with white D Flawless diamonds plus five briolette-shaped diamonds on the horns and crown
Sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 30 m

Dial
Mother-of-pearl with seven mobile diamonds
Calendar window

Strap
Leather

OMEGA America’s Cup Collection 2002 – The OMEGA America’s Cup Chronograph and the America’s Cup Racing Chronograph

Introduced in 2002 to celebrate OMEGA’s longstanding partnership with the America’s Cup, the America’s Cup Chronograph and the America’s Cup Racing Chronograph were worn by Team New Zealand as their watch of choice.

Launched in 1993, the OMEGA Seamaster Professional Chrono-Diver represented the top of the range in the new Seamaster Professional 300m line – a collection of divers’ watches guaranteed water resistant to a depth of 300m.

All the watches in this collection are equipped with OMEGA’s helium escape valve, which can be opened during resurfacing to allow helium molecules to escape from the watch and thus prevent the crystal from being pushed out during decompression.

Furthermore, the Chrono-Diver was the first chronograph in the world with push-buttons that could operate at a depth of 300m. Its qualities were tested in 1993, when French free-diver Roland Specker set a new world freshwater free-diving record in Lake Neuchâtel at a depth of 80 metres with a dive time of 2 minutes 33 seconds.

The quality and reliability of the Chrono-Diver was confirmed when it received the award “Uhr des Jahres 1994” [Watch of the Year 1994] from the renowned German trade publication Armbanduhren International. It accompanied Specker again in 1996 when he set another new world record at 60 metres in Lake Neuchâtel in the variable weight category, in which divers must resurface using their flippers alone.

OMEGA America's Cup Collection 2002 - The OMEGA America's Cup Chronograph and the America's Cup Racing Chronograph

Both America’s Cup Chronograph and the America’s Cup Racing Chronograph models are based on the same proven design of their forerunners, with certain aesthetic and technical modifications. The case has a screw-in back, helium escape valve and screw-in crown with double watertightness system (O-ring gasket and decompression gasket), which guarantees water resistance to a depth of 300 metres.

The characteristic wave imprint on the dial of all Seamaster Professional models makes way for a pure dial available exclusively in black – the colour that represents New Zealand. The flange has been removed from the dial, which opens up the face of the watch and highlights the most significant changes.

Firstly, the America’s Cup inscription on the dial confirms that this prestigious timepiece is an official OMEGA America’s Cup watch. Secondly, the totalisers have been displaced to 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock, with a new date window at 6 o’clock, signifying that a new heart beats inside this model.

OMEGA America's Cup Collection 2002 - The OMEGA America's Cup Chronograph and the America's Cup Racing Chronograph

This model is equipped with exclusive OMEGA calibre 3303 column-wheel chronograph movement that was first used in the new Speedmaster Broad Arrow. It is a certified chronometer movement with a power reserve of 55 hours and a column-wheel mechanism, which offers greater precision in the operation of the chronograph functions. The calibre 3303 is also fitted with the OMEGA free sprung-balance, which helps to maintain better stability of the watch’s going rate over longer periods of use.

The OMEGA Seamaster Professional Chrono-Diver is available in steel with a black aluminium ring on a stainless steel bezel or in titanium with a brushed steel ring on a titanium bezel or a red-gold ring with raised markers on a tantalum bezel. During the development of the watch, the members of Team New Zealand stressed the importance of titanium. They particularly appreciated its anti-allergenic and ultra-resistant properties, but above all its lightness.

Furthermore, all models have large luminous hour markers on the dial and easily legible skeleton hands coated with Super Luminova for excellent visibility at night and in poor light conditions. Each is available with a matching bracelet in stainless steel or titanium with a fold over safety clasp.

The bracelet sets new standards in comfort: unlike most conventional watch bracelets, which are tapered in width, the bracelet is tapered in thickness, which makes it considerably more comfortable to wear. A rubber strap with fold over clasp is also available.

Technical details

  • Case in steel or titanium
  • Unidirectional rotating bezel with ring in black aluminium (on steel bezel)
  • Brushed steel (on titanium bezel) or 18-carat red gold with raised markers (on tantalum bezel)
  • Black dial with America’s Cup inscription
  • Large luminous hour markers and luminous skeleton hands
  • Chronograph totalisers for 30 minutes at 3 o’clock, 12 hours at 6 o’clock
  • Small seconds at 9 o’clock and date window at 6 o’clock
  • Screw-in crown with O-ring gasket and decompression ring
  • Screw-in case back
  • Helium escape valve at 10 o’clock for use by professional deepsea divers
  • Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
  • Exclusive OMEGA calibre 3303 self-winding column-wheel chronograph movement
  • 55-hour power reserve
  • Stop-seconds function
  • OMEGA free sprung-balance; officially certified chronometer
  • Water-resistant to 300m/1000ft

References

  • Reference 2594.50.00 Steel on steel
  • Reference 2293.50.00 Titanium on titanium
  • Reference 2294.50.00 Titanium/tantalum/gold on titanium

Omega America’s Cup Racing Chronograph

The second model is the America’s Cup Racing Chronograph. Still firmly rooted in the traditional design of the Seamaster range, this model was developed in conjunction with Team New Zealand, which assisted with the specifications.

This is a highly robust watch with a regatta countdown timer, since timing is crucial to yachtsmen during the 15 minutes preceding the start of the race – the period during which the skipper aims to position his yacht to ensure that he crosses the starting line as near to the gun as possible.

To assist the skipper with his tactics, this OMEGA America’s Cup watch has a specially designed dial with a semicircle of 5 dots. A simple press of a button at the first gun triggers the countdown mechanism, which clearly indicates the time remaining, as the dots gradually fill with a different colour as each successive 5-minute period elapses.

A counter at 9 o’clock, divided into the same three colours, gives a constant overview of the elapsed time. All these functions are amply accommodated in a sturdy case with a large 43mm diameter, which allows for the clear legibility required to read off the remaining time in an instant.

This exclusive watch comes with all the familiar features of the Seamaster range, such as a high-precision mechanical movement, unidirectional rotating bezel with minute scale for dive time recording or a second timing function, stainless steel strap or rubber bracelet with safety clasp and push-buttons that function to a depth of 300 metres.

CHOPARD Mille Miglia Fly Giallo

Introduced in 2002, this edition of Mille Miglia automatic chronograph in titanium case features an original “Fly-Giallo” dial in yellow. This model, with its movement visible through sapphire crystal, is produced in a limited series of 500 numbered watches exclusively for Chopard boutiques.

CHOPARD Mille Miglia Fly Giallo

The bracelet is in rubber, depicting the profile of the “Dunlop racing” tyres of the Sixties.

Technical details

Model: CHOPARD Mille Miglia Fly Giallo

Movement
Automatic

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph

Case
Titanium
Water-resistant to 50 m
Sapphire crystal

Dial
12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, 30-min at 9 o’clock
Small seconds at 3 o’clock
“Fly Giallo” in yellow

Strap
Rubber strap

Chopard Elton John Watch

Introduced in 2002, this sparkling quartz timepiece in white gold is dedicated to singer Elton John. The case, dial and bezel are set with white and yellow diamonds, while the bracelet is in yellow crocodile leather. The case has the signature of the artist engraved on its rear. A limited series of 50 numbered watches.

Chopard Elton John Watch

Technical details

Model: Chopard Elton John Watch

Movement
Quartz

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph to 1/5th of a second

Case
750 (18K) white gold set with white and yellow diamonds
Bezel set with yellow diamonds
Sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 30 m

Dial
Gold set with white and yellow diamonds
Hour and minute counters

Strap
Yellow crocodile leather with a buckle set with diamonds

CHOPARD L.U.C Pro One

Introduced in 2002, this is the very first diver watch to be equipped with a Chopard L.U.C automatic movement. This model has a steel case that offers water-resistance up to 300 m. Its finely streamlined profile is reminiscent of a submarine fuselage. The matt and polished surface is stamped with a relief of a compass rose and the four cardinal points.

CHOPARD L.U.C Pro One automatic watch

The attachment of the bracelet by means of screw-on bars guarantees maximum security. The CHOPARD L.U.C Pro One diving watch is available in silvered, blue or black dial versions.

Technical details

Model: CHOPARD L.U.C Pro One

Movement
Automatic, two superimposed barrels
Decorated with a circular “Côtes de Genève” motif
Engraved oscillating weight

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Unidirectional rotating bezel

Case
Steel
Sapphire crystal and back
Water-resistant to 300 m

Dial
Silvered, blue or black
Date with a high visibility at night and underwater

Strap
Rubber or steel with a folding safety clasp, affixed by screw-on bars

Breitling Navitimer 50th Anniversary Edition

Introduced in 2002, this model celebrates the 50th anniversary of the brand’s iconic Navitimer chronograph timepiece. Launched in 1952, the Navitimer chronograph quickly became a favourite among pilots and aviation enthusiasts.

On its 50th anniversary, Breitling issued a special version of this horological classic, by now the oldest chronograph in uninterrupted production. To mark the occasion, this exceptional Navitimer carries the original emblem of the era consisting of two stylized planes.

Breitling Navitimer 50th Anniversary Edition

The integrity of the Navitimer has been scrupulously respected, notably including the slide rule which faithfully replicates the logarithmic scales and graduations of the first models. In addition to the traditional black dial, Breitling also issued a lacquered silvered dial exclusively intended for this commemorative version.

Breitling Navitimer 50th Anniversary Edition

The Navitimer is fitted with Caliber 41, assembled and “prepared” in the workshops of Breitling Chronométrie in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Technical details

Movement
Breitling Caliber 41, selfwinding, chronometer-certified, 28,000 V/h, 38 jewels

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, 1/5 of a second chronograph
30-minute and 12-hour totalizers

Case
Satin-brushed steel, diameter 41,8 mm
Rotating bezel with circular slide rule
Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed both sides
Water-resistant to 3 bars

Dial
Black
Chronograph counters at three, six and nine o’clock
Date window

Strap
Navitimer metal, leather, sharkskin or crocodile leather

Other versions

Limited series in yellow or white gold

ANDERSEN GENEVE Orbita Lunae

Introduced in 2002, this timepiece signed by Svend Andersen of Geneva, is based on a technical creation reminiscent of the very origins of the measurement of the month: the orbit of the moon around the Earth. It’s simple yet ingenious mechanism turns the dial in finely engine-turned blue gold by one revolution per month. As it moves, the window revealing the luminary in yellow gold indicates the date of the full moon and the new moon.

ANDERSEN GENEVE Orbita Lunae watch

Technical details

  • Movement: Automatic
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, phases of the moon
  • Case: 750 (18K) gold
  • Sapphire crystal and back
  • Dial: 750 (18K) blue gold, engine-turned
  • Leather Strap

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F.P.Journe Octa Calendrier (2002) – Automatic Annual Calendar Watch with Large Date and Power Reserve of 120 Hours

The annual calendar is the third complication to be integrated within the Octa automatic winding calibre, defined as the first automatic winding movement to ensure a minimum power-reserve of 120 hours (five days) enabling extremely precise time measurement even when not worn. The originality of each of the Octa complications is imposed by an identical mainplate for all models within the Octa collection. The mechanism must adapt to the milling and drilling required for other complications and must also be inserted within a thickness of just 1 millimetre.

Once again, François- Paul Journe has achieved the feat of integrating within this five-day automatic calibre a complication as significant as an annual retrograde calendar, while maintaining the dimensions of the mechanism at 30 mm in diameter and 5.7 mm thick.

F.P.Journe Octa Calendrier (2002) - Automatic Annual Calendar Watch with Large Date and Power Reserve of 120 HoursThe calendar which displays the day and month through two separated windows advances instantaneously and is self-adjusting for the months of 29, 30 and 31 days. The Octa annual calendar automatically moves from month to month. It only needs to be advanced manually at the end of February, three years out of four. For non leapyears, the calendar must be moved from February 28th to 29th by a single turn of the crown and the calendar automatically moves from February 29th to March 1st.

The annual calendar is driven by an internally geared large transmission wheel which surrounds the mechanism. This activates the main lever every 24 hours. The main lever reaches across the movement to advance the date-wheel and its hand day by day. The date-wheel in turn drives the month wheel through a rack. The days, on a regular seven-day cycle, are moved forward by the transmission wheel.

The automatic advance of the date from the end of short months to the beginning of the next month is programmed by a cam mounted on the month-wheel. The five recesses around the cam’s circumference, representing the four months of 30 days and February, act on the main lever that advances the date twice. At the end of April, June, September and November, the date-hand thus jumps from the 30th to the 1st.

As it climbs out of the recess for February, which is deeper, the main lever moves the date three times, from February 29 to March 1. It is only at the end of a February with 28 days, in three years out of four, that the date needs to be advanced manually. The date-hand rides up its scale on the curve of a snail cam mounted on the date wheel. On the last day of the month, the date lever drops to the bottom of the cam, to bring the date-hand flying back to the start of its scale.

The date-hand itself is mounted on the pinion between two racks, one of which incorporates a blade-spring. The racks hold the date-hand precisely to the numeral on its scale, while controlling its return when the lever falls down the cam.

François-Paul Journe had received a special jury award for the Octa Calendrier at Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2002. The jury, composed of the most renowned personalities of the watchmaking world has been well inspired, even when it concerns a production of less than a thousand watches per year.

IWC Schaffhausen Da Vinci Blue Period – Chronograph Wristwatch with Split Seconds and a Perpetual Calendar

This chronograph wristwatch with split seconds and a perpetual calendar from IWC International Watch Co. wears the colour blue in a platinum case.

Originally unveiled in 2002, this blue period of the “large” Da Vinci was produced in 500 limited and numbered pieces with their calendar programmed in advance for 500 years, with a case in platinum, a deep blue dial and a blue leather strap.

IWC Schaffhausen Da Vinci Blue Period - Chronograph Wristwatch with Split Seconds and a Perpetual Calendar
Everything else, in itself not negligible, will remain as before in the distinctive rose gold case: mechanical chronograph movement with the IWC patented split-seconds (Rattrapante) function, automatic winder, perpetual calendar with date, day, month and complete four-digit year display, perpetual moon phase display (correction by one day every 126 years is required), small seconds hand and chronograph function, screw-in crown and water resistance tested to a depth of 30 metres.

The small replacement century slide with the figures 22, 23, 24, which will require the slide in use at the time to be replaced only at the end of 2199, is naturally included when the watch is supplied. This provides the first two digits of the year. And because this is so, in other words because the four-digit year display remains exclusive to IWC, it is also the only wristwatch in which no second shown on the time display is ever repeated; each is a unique, unrepeatable moment in time.