IWC Schaffhausen Portuguese Perpetual Calendar 42mm in Platinum – Ref. IW502219

The Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Reference 5022 boasts an autonomous perpetual calendar with perpetual moon phase display, complete four-digit year display, seven-day automatic movement with Pellaton winding system and power reserve display. Limited to 250 pieces, this masterpiece of the watchmaker’s art from Schaffhausen features a 42 mm platinum case.

The majority of moon phase displays, which are only capable of indicating a moon cycle of 29 days and 12 hours, run incorrectly by a whole day after only 32 months and require adjustment. The IWC calendar, on the other hand, deviates from the actual lunar orbit of 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 15 seconds by just 12 seconds, giving a deviation of only one day in every 577.5 years.

IWC Schaffhausen Portuguese Perpetual Calendar 42mm in Platinum - Ref. IW502219

The autonomous perpetual calendar from IWC relieves the wearer of the need to make any corrections, even in leap years, and always shows all calendar indications on the silver-plated dial correctly: date, day, month and the year in four digits. If the watch is not worn for some time, all the indications, including the moon phase display, can be advanced via the crown by one day at a time.

This will seldom be required, however, because the ingenious mechanism in the IWC 51610 calibre manufactory movement – the largest automatic movement in series production – achieves an absolutely ideal combination. With its patented automatic Pellaton winding system, it produces a power reserve of seven days.

The case of the Ref. 5022 measures merely 42 mm, instead of the 44 mm of its larger sister model.

Technical details

Model: IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar 42mm in platinum
Ref. IW502219

Features
Perpetual calendar, perpetual moon phase display, four-digit year display, mechanical movement, automatic Pellaton winding system, power reserve display for seven days, small seconds hand with stop function, Breguet spring, rotor with 18 ct. gold medallion, platinum variant limited to 250 watches

Movement
Calibre 51610
Vibrations: 21,600/ h / 3 Hz
Jewels: 64
Power reserve: 7 d (168 h)
Winding: automatic

Case
Material: platinum
Glass: sapphire glass, convex, antireflective, sapphire glass see-through back
Folding clasp: platinum
Water-resistant: 3 bar (30 m)
Diameter: 42.3 mm; Height: 15.6 mm
Weight: Watch in platinum with crocodile leather strap (black): 170 g

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean ‘Casino Royale’ Limited Edition

Even whilst relaxing on the beach, only the best is good enough for James Bond, an ethos perfectly reflected in his choice of diving partner. The Seamaster Planet Ocean ‘Casino Royale’ is a potent combination of technical complexity and aesthetic elegance.

The Planet Ocean model is identified by its distinctive bezel, which recalls the original Seamaster 300 metre models, albeit with a choice between classic and highly contemporary interpretations of this historical theme. Meticulous attention to detail resulted in a slightly different bezel design with a model taking on a resolutely sporty look.

The unidirectional rotating bezel has minute graduations for the first fifteen minutes, numbers for the subsequent ten-minute sectors and a luminous triangular marker at 12 o’clock. Other features indicating that this is a professional divers’ watch are the watertight screw-in crown, a screw-in case back and the helium escape valve (located at 10 o’clock and embossed with “He”). The Seamaster Planet Ocean is water resistant to 600 metres (2000 feet).

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean ‘Casino Royale’ Limited EditionThe matt black dial also offers excellent clarity, thanks to applied luminous hour markers and Arabic numerals at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock, with date window at 3 o’clock. The facetted arrowhead hour and minute hands also have luminous SuperLuminova inserts, and a luminous arrowhead seconds hand with orange tip offers ultimate visibility down to the last second. Beneath the surface is Omega’s calibre 2500 Co-Axial Escapement movement, which is a COSC-certified chronometer and has a power reserve of 48 hours.

The Seamaster Planet Ocean “Casino Royale” is available with a 45.5 mm diameter case and a black rubber strap. This Limited Edition has exclusive features: the central second hand bears the “007” gun logo in orange, that recalls the code name of the famous MI6 secret agent. The stainless-steel case back is embossed with the “Casino Royale” logo as well as the series number of each Limited Edition watch.

Limited to 5’007 pieces, the Seamaster Planet Ocean “Casino Royale” is a a perfect collector’s item for all James Bond aficionados.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5960P Annual Calendar Chronograph in Platinum Case and Two-tone Charcoal and Silvery Gray Dial

This self-winding chronograph wristwatch crafted entirely in-house was unveiled in 2006; a year after the world’s thinnest split-seconds chronograph was presented.

The Ref. 5960P is a complicated wristwatch with functions that are truly useful in everyday life. It features a totally new self -winding chronograph movement developed and manufactured by Patek Philippe and endowed with a further complication: the patented Annual Calendar mechanism.

The CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H chronograph caliber is a self-winding mechanical movement with a fly back column-wheel chronograph, power-reserve indicator, Annual Calendar, and day/night display. It beats at a frequency of 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour (4 hertz), assuring an extremely constant balance amplitude and high rate accuracy. The winding power is delivered by a unidirectional 21K gold central rotor. Like all Patek Philippe mechanical movements, this new caliber displays the prestigious Geneva Seal.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5960P Annual Calendar Chronograph in Platinum Case and Two-tone Charcoal and Silvery Gray Dial

The chronograph mechanism is based on the venerable column-wheel principle for controlling the start/stop commands. However, it differs from classic Patek Philippe column -wheel chronographs by virtue of a remarkable innovation: The clamps do not control the engagement of a lever-mounted clutch wheel with the chronograph train but instead act on a disk clutch that transmits (chronograph running) or interrupts (chronograph stopped) the power between the fourth wheel and the chronograph hand.

This is a highly reliable solution that eliminates the occurrence of backlash-induced hand jitter or bouncing because it does not involve the sudden meshing of teeth when the chronograph is started. It also replaces the conventional three-wheel chronograph train that for reasons of wear made it inadvisable to keep the chronograph running permanently.

In this movement, the chronograph hand can be used without hesitation as a continuously running seconds hand; because this has no negative impact on the rate accuracy of the watch, the subsidiary seconds dial customarily found in many chronographs is no longer needed.

The chronograph is operated with two buttons. The one at 2 o’clock starts and stops a measurement. The button at 4 o’clock is used to reset the stopped chrono hand or activate the flyback function when the chrono hand is running.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5960P Annual Calendar Chronograph in Platinum Case and Two-tone Charcoal and Silvery Gray Dial

The patented Patek Philippe Annual Calendar is a full calendar that automatically recognizes months with 30 and 31 days and, assuming that the watch is always running, only needs to be manually corrected once a year on March 1. It displays the day of the week, the date, and the month in three apertures, and it also controls the day/night indicator at 6 o’clock. Its modular design expands the scope of applications of the new chronograph caliber, providing future latitude for extra functions.

The Ref. 5960 stands out with a two-tone dial in charcoal and silvery gray. The distinctive layout is attractive and well organized, giving the watch a delightfully unmistakable personality. All displays are quickly and easily legible.

Unlike other chronographs, it does not have three subsidiary dials for the running seconds as well as the minute and hour counters. Instead, it features an unusual combined minute and hour totalizer whose circular dial occupies a large portion of the lower face. On the 60-minute totalizer, the longer red hand counts the minutes on the two outer concentric scales that are graduated from 0 to 30 in red and from 30 to 60 in blue.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5960P Annual Calendar Chronograph in Platinum Case and Two-tone Charcoal and Silvery Gray Dial

The shorter blue hand and the inner scale indicate the duration in hours – up to 12 – of events that last longer than 60 minutes. The ingenious day/night display is based on a small round aperture that progressively changes its color from white (day) to dark blue (night) throughout each 24-hour cycle. It is very useful when the time and calendar displays need to be resynchronized after a longer standstill period. The date changes between 8 pm and 2 am, so manual calendar adjustments must not be made during this period.

The upper half of the dial of the Ref. 5960P is dedicated to the Annual Calendar that displays the day of the week, the date, and the month in three apertures arranged along an arc from 10 to 2 o’clock. The date at 12 o’clock is very prominent.

With its polished white -gold frame, the date aperture creates a subtle visual balance with the totalizer that dominates the bottom half of the dial. Depending on the state of wind of the mainspring, the small hand of the power-reserve indicator below the date aperture moves between the plus and minus symbols.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5960P Annual Calendar Chronograph in Platinum Case and Two-tone Charcoal and Silvery Gray Dial

Eight slender applied hour markers in white gold, eleven luminous dots, and the crisp scale graduations deliver the clarity needed for quick time readings. The tips of the leaf-shaped hour and minute hands extend almost fully to the hour and minute indices, and the tip of the chrono hand neatly sweeps the fractional seconds scale.

The very first self-winding wrist chronograph developed and manufactured entirely in-house features a classic round platinum case. It features a small diamond between the lugs at 6 o’clock, the discreet identifier of all of the manufacture’s platinum cases. The antireflection-coated glass and the back are made of sapphire crystal.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5960P Annual Calendar Chronograph in Platinum Case and Two-tone Charcoal and Silvery Gray Dial

The two chronograph buttons and the large knurled crown are on the right hand side while the three recessed correction push pieces for the adjustment of the calendar displays are arranged in the left side of the case between 9 and 10 o’clock.

With a case diameter of 40.5 millimeters, the Ref. 5960P is among the larger Patek Philippe timepieces. It makes a solid impression with its technical look and feel, amplified on the wrist by the weight of the platinum case. The chronograph is worn on a brown alligator strap with a platinum fold-over clasp.

Technical details

Model: Patek Philippe Ref. 5960P Annual Calendar Chronograph

Movement
Caliber CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H
Self-winding mechanical movement, column wheel-chronograph, Annual Calendar, power-reserve indicator, 24-hour display, sweep seconds (chronograph hand)
Diameter: 33 mm (base movement 30 mm, date ring 33 mm)
Height: 7.68 mm (movement 5.20 mm, calendar module 2.48 mm)
Number of parts: 456 (movement 302, calendar module 154)
Number of jewels: 40 (movement 35, calendar module 5)
Power reserve: Max. 55 hours
Winding rotor: Central rotor in 21K gold, unidirectional winding; oil-free ball
bearing with zirconium balls
Balance: Four-arm Gyromax with four inertia blocks
Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations/hour (4 Hz)
Balance spring: Breguet

Functions:
Two-position crown
– Pulled out: Setting the time
– Pushed in: Winding

Displays
Center hour and minute hands
Sweep chrono/seconds hand
Power-reserve indicator at 12 o’clock
Subsidiary “monocounter” chronograph dials at 6 o’clock with
– 60-minute counter (it indicates the elapsed minutes on two concentric scales graduated from 0 to 30 in red and from 30 to 60 in blue, respectively)
– 12-hour counter

Display apertures
– Day of week between 10 and 11 o’clock
– Date at 12 o’clock in a polished white-gold frame
– Month between 1 and 2 o’clock
– 24-hour display (day/night) at 6 o’clock

Function buttons:
– Chronograph start and stop at 2 o’clock
– Chronograph hand reset and flyback at 4 o’clock

Corrector push pieces:
– Day-of-week correction at 9 o’clock
– Date correction between 9 and 10 o’clock
– Month correction at 10 o’clock

Hallmark: Geneva Seal

Case
950 platinum, sapphire-crystal glass (antireflection-coated) and back, diamond at 6 o’clock
Water resistant to 25 meters
Case dimensions: Diameter: 40.5 mm
Diameter including crown: 43.25 mm
Height: 13.55 mm
Width between lugs: 21 mm

Dial
Two-tone charcoal and silvery gray
Eight hour markers in 18K white gold
Eleven Superluminova luminous dots
Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands in 18K white gold with Superluminova luminous coating
Baton-style chronograph hand in sandblasted, rhodiumed steel with counterweight
Power-reserve indicator with baton-style 18K white gold hand, sandblasted and rhodiumed
Silvery gray, azuré subsidiary dial
Baton-style hour-counter hand with counterweight, blue-lacquered brass
Baton-style minute-counter hand with counterweight, red lacquered brass

Strap
Hand-stitched brown alligator strap with platinum fold-over clasp

Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Ref. 5140 G 18K White Gold

Introduced in 2006, this grand complication refines the design of its legendary ultra-thin perpetual calendar. It is a slightly larger than the ultra thin model.

With its sophisticated movement and sleek classic design, the ultra-thin perpetual calendar is one of the most beautiful examples of Patek Philippe’s synthesis of technology and style. This slightly enlarged variation accents the ultra-thin case and optimizes the watch’s readability.

A classic complication par excellence, the perpetual calendar occupies a place of honor in the Patek Philippe collection. Many of these mechanical marvels were crafted for pocket watches beginning when the manufacture was founded in 1839 and for wristwatches since 1925.

The hundreds of smoothly interacting wheels, pinions, cams and levers perform a veritable ballet as they emulate the course of time. In 1985, Patek Philippe ushered in the new era of grand complications by crafting the Ref. 3940, the first highly complicated watch in regular production.

Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar watch Ref. 5140 G in 18K White Gold

This ultra-thin perpetual calendar, with its perfectly balanced dial, has become one of the workshops’ most popular complicated timepieces. Introduced in 2006, this new model (Ref. 5140 G) is an interpretation of the original design.

The round case of the new Ref. 5140 reflects the understated, symmetrical lines that contributed to the success of the Patek Philippe perpetual calendar.

The diameter was subtly enlarged to 37.2 mm from 36 mm, emphasizing its ultra-thin silhouette. The concave bezel is replaced with a convex one to accent the perfect geometry of the case. The lugs exhibit a soft curvature for an elegant transition between the watch and strap. The Ref. 5140 is available in 18K white gold.

To enhance the personality of this classic, Patek Philippe returned to its original dial, which epitomized purity and timelessness with its three perfectly balanced subsidiary dials, but changed one element. Since the date is the most important indication, the designers made it more legible by enlarging the diameter of the calendar dial at 6 o’clock while leaving the dimensions of the other two dials unchanged.

Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Ref. 5140 G 18K White Gold watch
Days are indicated at 9 o’clock and the embedded 24-hour dial distinguishes between day and night when the calendar needs to be adjusted. The dial at 3 o’clock displays the month, and the smaller hand shows whether or not the current year is a leap year.

The perpetual calendar also includes a moon-phase aperture integrated in the date dial at 6 o’clock. Its mechanism is so precise that it will take 122 years and 45 days before the error relative to the true lunar cycle adds up to one day. The silvery opaline dial gently reflects light and features baton white-gold hour markers and two dauphine hands for the hours and minutes.

Crafted entirely in the manufacture’s haute horlogerie workshops and featuring the prestigious Geneva Seal like all Patek Philippe mechanical watches, the self-winding caliber 240 Q movement is composed of 275 parts yet stands apart with its ultra-thin 3.88-mm profile. This is possible because of an off-center mini-rotor in 22K gold and the ingenious arrangement of the perpetual calendar and moon-phase mechanisms.

With a mechanical memory spanning 1,461 days (four years), the perpetual calendar automatically displays the correct date, taking into account months with 31 and 30 days, as well as February 29 leap years. It does not have to be corrected until 2100, a secular year when the Gregorian calendar will omit the 29thof February. All calendar indications can easily be corrected via four push pieces recessed in the side of the case.

The Ref. 5140 comes with a glossy black, hand-stitched alligator strap with the Patek Philippe fold over clasp in white gold. Like all of the workshops’ grand complications, it is presented with two interchangeable backs.

Its original sapphire-crystal back reveals the beauty of the complex movement as well as the superb craftsmanship of every detail: beveled bridges, the circular grained plate, and Geneva striping on the bridges and rotor.

The alternate solid-gold back, which should be fitted exclusively by an Authorized Patek Philippe Service Center, can be decorated with an engraved monogram or inscription.

Technical details

Model: Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Ref. 5140 G

Movement
Caliber 240 Q
Ultra-thin self-winding mechanical movement
Perpetual calendar with hands for the day, date, month and leap year
Moon phases and am/pm indicator
Overall diameter: 27.50 mm
Height: 3.88 mm
Number of parts: 275
Number of jewels: 27
Power reserve: Min. 38 hours, max. 48 hours
Winding rotor: Unidirectional mini-rotor in 22K gold
Balance: Gyromax
Frequency: 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour (3 Hz)
Balance spring: Flat
Stud: Movable

Displays
Hours, minutes
Day of week at 9 o’clock
24-hour indication at 9 o’clock
Month at 3 o’clock
Leap year at 3 o’clock
Date at 6 o’clock
Moon phase in aperture at 6 o’clock

Functions
Two-position crown:
– Pulled out: to set time
– Pushed in: to wind watch

Correctors
At 9 o’clock: day-of-week correction
Between 11 and 12 o’clock: date correction
Between 12 and 1 o’clock: month correction
At 6 o’clock: moon-phase corrector
Included: correction stylus in ebony and 18K white gold

Hallmark: Geneva Seal

Case
18K white gold
Sapphire-crystal glass
Supplied with a sapphire-crystal back and an interchangeable solid-gold back
Water-resistant to 25 meters
Case dimensions: Diameter: 37.20 mm
Thickness: 8.90 mm
Width between lugs: 19 mm

Dial
Silvery opaline
12 baton hour markers in 18K white gold
Dauphine hour and minute hands in 18K white gold
Leaf-shaped 24-hour indicator and leap-year hands in black nickel plated 18K white gold
Leaf-shaped date, day-of-week and month hands in 18K white gold

Strap
Alligator with large rectangular scales in glossy black, hand-stitched, with fold-over clasp in 18K white gold

Patek Philippe Ref. 5119, Calatrava with the Hobnail Patterned Bezel

With its round case, elegant dial, and guilloché bezel, the Calatrava “Clous de Paris” is one of the most emblematic ambassadors of the Patek Philippe style. The manufacture’s watchmakers have subtly evolved the timeless classic, creating a slightly enlarged version that underscores its ultra-thin silhouette and the eloquence of its design. It is an irresistible paragon of elegance.

The first version of the Calatrava was launched in 1932, inspired by the Bauhaus principle. Recognized as the quintessential watch design today, it personifies a distilled elegance, equilibrium and functionality. Its round case has been reinterpreted in numerous versions without ever sacrificing its legendary purity. No other model is more popular than the Ref. 3919 Calatrava with the guilloché “Clous de Paris” bezel introduced in 1985.

This inimitable classic is in the annals of watchmaking and remains one of the best known Patek Philippe watches ever crafted. For nearly 10 years, it communicated the spirit of the manufacture in an advertising campaign that is fondly remembered by lovers of beautiful timepieces.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5119, Calatrava gold watch with the Hobnail Patterned Bezel

Introduced in 2006, the Ref. 5119 Calatrava, with a slightly enlarged case diameter (36 mm instead of 33.5 mm), was inspired by the 1985 “Clous de Paris” model, a quintessential timepiece in the Patek Philippe collections. The contemporary scale elevates the personality of the watch and emphasizes the signature ultra-thin silhouette that was so characteristic of the original.

The case is crafted in 18K yellow, rose and white gold and features particularly refined details such as a satin-finished side, mirror-polished lugs, and slightly domed crystal. The bezel is decorated with the famous “Clous de Paris” hobnail pattern, using a traditional diamond guilloché technique that is highly esteemed by the manufacture’s talented artisans.

The design of the dial remains true to the original whose austerity has survived all fashion trends. The designers merely slightly elongated and thinned the black Roman numerals on the bright white background to make the dial even more luminous.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5119, Calatrava white gold watch with the Hobnail Patterned Bezel

Hours and minutes are indicated by delicate leaf -shaped hands and the small seconds hand discreetly appears in a black transfer-printed subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock. The sublime elegance of the watch is complemented by a glossy black alligator strap with a prong buckle in 18K yellow, rose or white gold.

The heart of the Ref. 5119 is the manually wound caliber 215 PS movement, one of the thinnest in Patek Philippe’s collections. It is a masterpiece of horological ingenuity, crafted with infinite patience and marked, as all of the manufacture’s mechanical movements, with the prestigious Geneva Seal.

Its meticulous finishing can be admired through the sapphire-crystal back secured to the case with six screws, a rare feature in Patek Philippe watches. In fact, the case design was fundamentally changed. The Ref. 3919 had a two-part case with a snap bezel in which the movement with a split-winding stem was inserted from the top.

This model has a three-part case with a screw-on back, eliminating the need for a split stem.

Technical details

Model: Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 5119

Movement
Caliber 215 PS
Manually wound mechanical movement
Diameter: 21.90 mm
Height: 2.55 mm
Number of parts: 130
Number of jewels: 18
Power reserve: About 44 hours
Balance: Gyromax
Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour (4 Hz)
Balance spring: Flat
Stud: Movable

Functions
Two-position crown:
– Pulled out: to set time
– Pushed in: to wind watch

Displays
Hours, minutes, small seconds on a subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock
Hallmark: Geneva Seal

Case
18K yellow, rose or white gold with hobnail patterned bezel
18K yellow, rose or white gold back secured with 6 screws, with sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 25 meters
Case dimensions: Diameter: 36 mm
Thickness: 7mm
Width between lugs: 20 mm

Dial
White lacquered dial
12 Roman numerals, black transfer-printed
Small seconds dial, black transfer-printed
Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands in black nickel-plated 18K white gold
Baton-style seconds hand in black nickel-plated gold

Strap
Glossy black alligator, with 16-mm prong buckle in 18K yellow, rose or white gold to match the case

Patek Philippe – Ref 5130 World Time Watch with 39.5 mm 18K Rose or White Gold Case (2006)

In 2006, Patek Philippe introduced an enlarged and updated version of their famous World Time watch that is dedicated to travellers and businesspeople, who have a penchant for extraordinary mechanical watches.

At the International Meridian Conference in Washington, D.C., in 1884, universal time was adopted and the world was officially divided into 24 time zones. Ever since, watchmakers have tried to outdo each other with clever ideas for displaying multiple time zones. In 1930, Patek Philippe presented its internationally acclaimed World Time wristwatch with two rotating discs that made it possible to simultaneously display the time in all 24 zones.

Today, these timepieces crafted from the 1930s to the 1960s fetch astronomical prices at auctions. In 2000, the Geneva workshops took the functionality of this watch a step further by integrating a single-button mechanism to advance all displays collectively when moving from one time zone to another – without affecting the rate accuracy of the movement by even one second. It took four years to develop this patented mechanism which bolstered the popularity of the World Time watch on all continents.

Patek Philippe Ref 5130 World Time Watch with 39.5 mm 18K Rose or White Gold Case

Patek Philippe has dedicated this watch to modern nomads with its fresh aesthetic appeal. The diameter of the round case, which is in the classic Calatrava style and available in 18K rose or white gold, was slightly enlarged from 37 mm to 39.5 mm. Along with providing improved readability, the watch is more prominent on the wrist yet remarkably thin despite the complexity of its movement.

The subtly reinterpreted dial was inspired by the first Ref. 1415 HU World Time watches from the 1930s. The enlargement of the case allowed the watchmakers to broaden the width of the exterior rotating disc showing the 24 time zones, making the names of the 24 reference cities even more legible. The center of the dial is decorated with a new guilloché sunburst pattern, and the distinctive hour markers give the watch a dynamic, contemporary look.

The eye-catching, ring-shaped hour hand is reminiscent of historic Patek Philippe World Time watches, reserved exclusively for this type of timepiece. Its shape symbolizes the globe and reinforces the cosmopolitan personality of the watch.

Patek Philippe Ref 5130 World Time Watch with 39.5 mm 18K Rose or White Gold Case

The Ref. 5130 has a sapphire-crystal back and is worn on a hand-stitched, matte navy blue alligator strap in the white gold model and a matte dark brown strap in the rose gold version. The fold-over clasp matches the case. This watch replaced the Ref. 5110 that was launched in 2000.

In spite of the complexity of its self-winding caliber 240 HU movement, the Ref. 5130 is ingeniously simple to use. The central part of the dial accommodates the hour and minute hands that indicate local time and is encircled by two rotating discs. The outer disc bears the names of the 24 cities that stand for the 24 time zones.

The visible part of the inner disc, which turns counter clockwise, is a graduated 24-hour ring with a dark segment and moon symbol for the nocturnal hours and a bright segment with a sun symbol for the daytime hours. Local time is displayed for the city and associated time zone indicated by the red marker at 12 o’clock. The time in any of the other 23 time zones is shown on the 24-hour disc at the position directly opposite the respective city name.

Patek Philippe Ref 5130 World Time Watch with 39.5 mm 18K Rose or White Gold Case

This watch is most useful when a trip traverses one or more time zones as the Ref. 5130 does not need to be stopped and requires no cumbersome adjustments or calculation of the time difference between two locations. Instead, the button at 10 o’clock only needs to be pressed as many times as it takes to align the name of the city in the destination time zone with the red arrow at 12 o’clock.

Each time the button is pressed, the hour hand for local time advances by one hour while the 24-hour disc and the city disc move counter clockwise by one interval. Thanks to an ingenious, patented coupling mechanism, this intervention does not influence the precise progression of the minute hand. This instant correction feature that executes three commands with a single press of the button is exclusive to Patek Philippe World Time watches.

Technical details

Model: Patek Philippe Ref. 5130 World Time

Movement
Caliber 240 HU
Self-winding mechanical movement, indication of 24 time zones, day/night indicator
Diameter: 27.50 mm, Height: 3.88 mm
Number of parts: 239
Number of jewels: 33
Power reserve: Max. 48 hours
Winding rotor: Unidirectional mini-rotor in 22K gold
Balance: Gyromax
Frequency: 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour (3 Hz)
Balance spring: Flat
Stud: Movable

Functions
Two-position crown:
– Pulled out: to set time
– Pushed in: to wind watch
Time zone correction button (at 10 o’clock): Synchronized correction of displays in one-hour jumps for the hour hand and by 1/24 counter clockwise turns for the city and 24-hour disks

Displays
Hours and minutes
City disk
24-hour disc with day/night indication by color and sun/moon symbols

Hallmark: Geneva Seal

Case
18K rose or white gold
Screwed 18K rose or white gold back with sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 25 meters
Case dimensions: Diameter: 39.50 mm
Thickness: 9.40 mm
Width between lugs: 21 mm

Dial
Rose gold dial
Three-zone dial:
– City disk, black transfer-printed
– 24-hour disk with day/night indication by color and sun/moon symbols (day: black numerals on silver background; night: white numerals on brown background)
– Silvery sunburst guilloché center

White gold dial
Three-zone dial:
– City disk, blue transfer-printed
– 24-hour disk with day/night indication by color and sun/moon symbols (day: blue numerals on silver background; night: white numerals on blue background)
– Silvery sunburst guilloché center

Ring-shaped hour hand in 18K rose or white gold
Dauphine minute hand in black nickel-plated 18K rose or white gold
Applied baton hour markers in black oxidized 18K rose or white gold

Strap
Alligator with large rectangular scales, hand-stitched, matte dark brown for rose gold model, matte navy blue for white gold model, with fold-over clasp in 18K rose or white gold to match the case

Alpina Avalanche Extreme Regulator 1883

Alpina Avalanche Extreme Regulator 1883, launched in 2006 with, reference is made to “1883”, the founding year of what was to become Alpina – thus allowing for a direct reference to the brand’s rich history and heritage.

The movement’s bridges are highly decorated and the blued steel screws and PVD- coated wheels (like the rotor of all the Automatic Alpina watches), give the movement- visible through a large sapphire crystal caseback -lots of strength and character. The eccentric hour subdial is at 10 o’clock, not at 12, -an Alpina exclusive-, which makes for a very legible and uncluttered dial design.

Alpina Avalanche Extreme Regulator 1883 manual wound watch

Technical details

Model: Alpina Avalanche Extreme Regulator 1883
Reference: AL650LBBB5AE6 (Black dial, Black sub-dials)

Movement
Mechanical AL650, manual winding mechanism
Bridges decorated with Côtes de Genève
42-hour power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds

Case
Stainless steel, 48 mm
Sapphire crystal and screw-down sapphire crystal case back
Water-resistant to 100 m
Individually numbered

Dial
Black
Alpina Triangle Trademark pattern
Small Second at 6 o’clock
Central minute hand
Recessed Hour counter at 10 O’Clock
Applied numerals, luminous hands

Bracelet
A Rubber Strap or, as an option a stainless steel bracelet

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Armand Nicolet L06 Small Seconds

Armand Nicolet introduced in 2006 the new L06, the special series that utilizes as its base the caliber UT 176 in the 1951 version. 425 pieces were found from this era in the company’s warehouse.

Continuing the evolution of the first Limited Edition made in 2003, the L06 utilizes as its base a movement of Small Seconds UT 176 produced in 1951 (300 pieces in the version with 18 rubies and 125 pieces in the version with 17 rubies) that has been elaborated giving it more modern and refined technical characteristics. The application of the shock absorber Incabloc was integrated with the Swan Neck mechanism of adjustment.

Armand Nicolet L06 Small Seconds

The “ruage” and the system of “reglage” have been totally revised to obtain a“regulation” set up comparable to the characteristics of the best Swiss mechanical production of 2006. The movements have been finely decorated with the “Côte de Genève and Perlage” has gold engravings and blue polished screws that stand out in the splendid finishing of the rhodium plating of the plate and of the bridges.

Armand Nicolet L06 Small Seconds

All the technical refinement given to the first Limited Edition has been enhanced, skilfully skeletonizing the balance zone making the movement revealed through a beautiful framed opening created on the fine “Guilloché” decorated dial.

Armand Nicolet also wanted to revise the classical aesthetics by lightly retouching the lines in a more modern version adding diverse combinations of materials and colours.

There are two metals with five available combinations

  • 100 pieces with case and buckle in steel, silvered dial and brown alligator strap
  • 100 pieces with case and buckle in steel, black dial and black alligator strap
  • 100 pieces with case and buckle in steel and bezel in 18 Kt rose gold, grey dial and grey alligator strap
  • 75 pieces with case and buckle in 18 Kt rose gold, silvered dial and bordeaux alligator strap
  • 50 pieces with case and buckle in 18 Kt rose gold, black dial and black alligator strap

L06-Small Seconds is Available in the following versions:

  • Ref 9130A-AG-P713MR2: Stainless steel 316L case. Water-resistant 5 ATM. Brown big scales alligator strap with stainless steel 316L buckle, available in 100 pieces.
  • Ref 9130A-NR-P713NR2: Black big scales alligator strap with stainless steel 316L buckle, available in 100 pieces.
  • Ref 8130A-GR-P713GR2: Stainless steel 316L case and 18 Kt rose gold bezel. Water resistant 5 ATM. Grey big scales alligator strap with stainless steel 316L buckle, available in 100 pieces.
  • Ref 7130A-AG-P713BX2 :18 Kt rose gold case. Water-resistant 5 ATM. Bordeaux big scales alligator strap with 18 Kt rose gold buckle, available in 75 pieces.
  • Ref 7130A-NR-P713NR2: 18 Kt rose gold case. Water-resistant 5 ATM. Black big scales alligator strap with 18 Kt rose gold buckle, available in 50 pieces.

Technical details

  • Diameter: 43 mm
  • Thickness: 10 mm
  • Movement: Mechanical, manual winding with small seconds
  • Calibre: AN 0501 Incabloc
  • Dial: Guilloché decorated with applied indexes and diamond cut dots
  • Case: Stainless steel or 18 Kt rose gold with anti-glare treated sapphire crystal and see-through screwed back
  • Strap: Alligator
  • Buckle: Stainless steel 316L or 18 Kt rose gold
  • Water resistance: 5 ATM with double “OR” crown

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OMEGA De Ville X2 Red Square Boutique Edition

The special edition De Ville X2 Red Square was launched in 2006 to celebrate the grand opening of Omega’s boutique in Moscow. Omega’s exclusive Co-Axial Escapement technology powers the movement of this imposing 18-ct. red gold De Ville special edition, the X2 “Red Square” Co-Axial chronometer.

It was in 1899, that for the first time the Swiss watchmaker Omega established itself in Russia with the delivery of the official watch, a Lepine 18’’’ LOB, of the Riga electric tramway company. One hundred and seven years later, in 2006, Omega opened a flagship store in the heart of Moscow in the famous GUM department store, located on the Red Square.

This Neo-Russian building was built at the end of the 19th century by Alexander Pomerantsev and takes up almost the entire eastern side of the Red Square. Today, the GUM counts more than one thousand designer and luxury boutiques.

The X2 was inspired by the 1951 Cosmic that was originally housed in a smaller (33mm x 33mm) case. The model was re-launched in 2001 as a limited edition “Museum” piece of which only 1,951 examples were produced. Featuring the Cosmic’s distinctive styling and equipped with exclusive Co-Axial Escapement technology, the De Ville X2 “Red Square” is a masculine timepiece with dimensions 35mm x 35mm.

 OMEGA De Ville X2 Red Square Boutique Edition

The X2’s name refers to the juxtaposition of the audaciously large gold Roman and Arabic numerals on the four-hour markers. Self-assured design gestures such as this, combined with fine workmanship are the key to the X2’s intriguing looks. On the dial the three dimensional, highly polished applied numerals, Omega logo and name are all crafted out of 18-ct red gold.

OMEGA De Ville X2 Red Square Boutique Edition

The 18-ct red gold dial has a vertically brushed-gold finish which offsets the black painted “railway” minute track, with its polished and brushed minute-circle, and the polished window of the small seconds’ sector at six o’clock. Exemplary of the level of detail on the dial, the ‘Alpha’-styled minute and hour hands are facetted and diamond-polished and like the small seconds skeleton hand are all fashioned in 18-ct red gold.

The contrast of the play of light between the lustre of the polished finish and the brushed-gold edges soften the strong lines of the robust case. Even the lugs are facetted and then polished and brushed to match the finishes of the case and together, create a harmonious whole.

OMEGA De Ville X2 Red Square Boutique Edition

The De Ville X2 Red Square timepiece is equipped with the self-winding Omega calibre 2610. This officially certified chronometer (COSC) movement has a 48-hour power reserve and is fitted with Omega’s proprietary Co-Axial Escapement and the Omega free-sprung balance.

This prestigious and high performance superlative chronometer also boasts luxurious finishes such as decorated bridges. The case back of the watch is decorated with a vertically brushed satin finish and a medallion of Chronos, the Greek god of time, and the legend ‘X2 Co-Axial Escapement’. The case also bears the limited series number of the piece which was produced in a limited series of 99 pieces as strictly a boutique edition.

OMEGA De Ville X2 Red Square Boutique Edition

The familiar facetted and diamond-polished Alpha hands are coated with a luminous finish to ensure optimum visibility at night. The domed sapphire crystal is scratch-resistant and has a multiple-layer, anti-reflective treatment on the inside of the glass and is water resistant to 50 meters/167ft.

The X2 “Red Square” timepiece has a high-gloss black alligator leather strap that is integrated into the case between the lugs and a brushed 18-ct red gold fold-over clasp ensures the watch remains securely fastened yet offers maximum comfort to the wearer.

Omega Constellation Iris (Edition 2006)

The name of this feminine watch collection comes from the Greek Goddess Iris who protected the Rainbow.

Available in women’s 95 and the My Choice versions, the timepieces from Constellation Iris collection 2006 were inspired by the seven Iris limited edition masterpieces made in 2005.

Both the 95 and the My Choice share the iconic claws on either side of the bezel and the smooth and honed lines that are a typical feature of this core Omega range that has stood the test of time since its introduction in 1952. The Constellation Iris 95 and My Choice are available in three sizes and in five different 18-carat gold and stainless steel/18-carat gold combinations.

Omega Constellation Iris (Edition 2006)

The white mother-of-pearl dial is set with blue, pink and yellow sapphires, mandarin garnets, rubies and emeralds creating a rainbow effect. Depending on the size of the watch, either 30, 38 or 40 diamonds enhance the bezel, punctuated by the four claws at 3 and 9 o’clock.

The Constellation Iris My Choice is immediately distinguishable by its streamlined baton hands while tapered and facetted dauphine hands mark the hours and minutes on the Constellation Iris 95. The largest size “Automatic” features a date display window at 3 o’clock.

The watch’s domed scratch-resistant sapphire glass crystal is coated with an anti-reflective treatment on the inside and like all Omega watches, the Constellation Iris benefits from a robust construction and high-quality standards that guarantee water resistance to 30 metres.

Omega Constellation Iris (Edition 2006)

Characteristic of the Constellation, the bracelet is integrated into the case, creating a smooth and fluid look as in this watch, no detail, however small is overlooked. The contrasting satin and polished finishes on the case and bracelet of the Constellation Iris 95 are characteristic of this family, while the Constellation Iris My Choice veers from tradition with an all-over polished finish.

The 18-carat red or yellow gold versions of the Iris are the most luxurious interpretations of these newcomers to the family. On the stainless steel/18-carat gold models, details such as the 18-carat yellow gold bezel and “mid bars”, which serve as bracelet links, create a sporty appeal of their own.

Omega Constellation Iris (Edition 2006)

Like all Constellations, the Omega logo is embossed on the fluted-edge crown and is also to be found in 18-carat gold on the adjustable fold over clasp. The case back is decorated with a medallion of the Constellation Observatory, a reference to Omega’s associations with space exploration and astronomy and furthermore “My Choice” is engraved on the back of these particular models.

The Constellation Iris offers the choice of three different sizes. The “Mini” has a diameter of 22.5 mm, the “Small” 25.5mm and the “Automatic” 27.5 mm. The two smaller sizes are driven by a quartz movement with a battery life of 32 months while the larger size incorporates an automatic winding Caliber 2520.

All models are presented on 18-carat gold or stainless steel or stainless steel/18-carat gold bracelets with a fold over clasp.

OMEGA Torino 2006 Collection Limited Series – Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co-Axial Rattrapante, Seamaster Aqua Terra Column-Wheel Chronograph and Speedmaster Automatic

OMEGA has an unparalleled history in sports timekeeping. First named Official Timekeeper at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1932, OMEGA’s expertise in sports timekeeping and ability to deliver precise and reliable results led to the company’s appointment as Official Timekeeper for a total of twenty-one Olympic Games over the course of the 20th century.

The Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games marked the return of OMEGA to its historic role. To celebrate, OMEGA presented the Torino 2006 Collection, a series of three Limited Edition chronographs.

OMEGA Torino 2006 Collection Limited Series - Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co-Axial Rattrapante, Seamaster Aqua Terra Column-Wheel Chronograph and Speedmaster Automatic

The renewed relationship between OMEGA and the Olympic Games is highlighted on each of the Torino 2006 Olympic Collection chronographs by the five interlocking coloured rings that so famously represent the Olympic Games. A strikingly innovative application of nanotechnology has enabled OMEGA to integrate this historic symbol with extraordinary precision and fidelity into the watch design.

The coloured rings form the counterweight of the split-seconds or central seconds hand on the three chronographs, celebrating the Olympic Games and recalling OMEGA’s record of continuous innovation in both watchmaking and sports timekeeping.

The role of OMEGA as Official Timekeeper to the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games is underscored by the  “torino 2006” mark on the dial and by the Olympic rings symbol, the OMEGA name and symbol and the inscription “Official Timekeeper” stamped on the case back.

An additional inscription on the case back enhances the exclusive character of the Torino 2006 Olympic Collection chronographs: “Torino 2006 Limited Edition”, followed by the engraved limited series number of the piece. The number of pieces in each of the three Limited Editions highlights the year 2006 and the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games: 01/26, 001/206, or 0001/2006.

OMEGA Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co-Axial Rattrapante

The centrepiece of the OMEGA Torino 2006 Olympic Collection is this Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co-Axial Rattrapante. The five coloured rings form the counterweight of the Rattrapante hand, and the “torino 2006” mark in blue at 12 o’clock underscores OMEGA’s role as Official Timekeeper. The dial’s facetted, luminous Broad Arrow hour and minute hands recall those of the original Speedmasters; all hands are blued, as are the facetted hour markers.

A black tachometric scale is engraved on the bezel; a red pulsometric scale circumscribes the silvered dial. The hour marker zone and silver-edged counters are highlighted with a rhodium colour. Below the 12-hour totalizer and date window at 6 o’clock are the words “Lap Timer” in black. The Speedmaster case in polished steel features a sapphire crystal and is water-resistant to 100 metres / 330 feet. This Limited Edition Co-Axial Rattrapante is powered by the exclusive self-winding OMEGA calibre 3612.

OMEGA Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co-Axial Rattrapante

This officially certified chronometer (COSC) movement has a power reserve of 55 hours and is fitted with OMEGA’s proprietary Co-Axial Escapement and the OMEGA free sprung-balance. The split-seconds chronograph mechanism, controlled by a double column-wheel in blued steel, ensures precision start, stop and reset functions for the chronograph hand, the split-seconds hand and the hour and minute totalisers.

A vertical coupling also ensures no jump or delay in the chronograph hand and split-seconds hand when the chronograph is started. A hand-stitched brown leather strap enhances the elegance of this superb timepiece. Engraved on the case back: Torino 2006 Limited Edition (01/26).

OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra Column-Wheel Chronograph

The second chronograph of three comprising the Limited Edition Torino 2006 Olympic Collection, this striking Seamaster Aqua Terra Column-Wheel Chronograph features the Olympic rings symbol on the counterweight of the chronograph seconds hand, and highlights OMEGA’s return to the Olympic Games with the official “torino 2006” mark in blue, which appears beneath the date window and hour totaliser at 6 o’clock.

A pulsometer scale in red circumscribes the silvered dial. The facetted hour markers are blued, as are the hour and minute hands, which feature SuperLuminova inserts, and the accessory counter hands.

OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra Column-Wheel Chronograph

The heart of the Torino 2006 Collection Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronograph is the OMEGA calibre 3301 self-winding chronometer-chronograph movement. With its 55-hour power reserve, official chronometer certification and column-wheel mechanism, this calibre is one of OMEGA’s most prestigious chronograph movements. The calibre 3301 is also fitted with OMEGA’s proprietary free sprung-balance without index, which ensures the stability of the watch’s performance over long periods of use.

The Aqua Terra Chrono has a sapphire crystal and is water-resistant to 150 meters / 330 feet. The stainless-steel case, pushers and crown offer contrasting polished and satin brushed steel surfaces, as does the elegant satin-brushed steel link bracelet. Engraved on the case back: Torino 2006 Limited Edition (001/206).

OMEGA Speedmaster Automatic

Completing the Limited Edition Torino 2006 Olympic Collection is this elegant Speedmaster Reduced, featuring the five coloured rings that represent the Olympic Games as the counterweight of its central seconds hand. Over the 12-hour totalizer at 6 o’clock is the Torino 2006 mark in blue.

A black tachometric scale is engraved on the satin-brushed bezel, and a red pulsometric scale circumscribes the silvered dial. The black baton hour and minute hands with SuperLuminova inserts and the small seconds hand, also in black, give this chronograph a sportier look.

OMEGA Speedmaster Automatic

The central seconds hand and those of the 30-minute and 12-hour totalisers are rhodium plated, as are the hour markers. Contrasting satin-brushed and polished steel surfaces characterize the case, pushers, crown and each of the links in the steel bracelet.

The Torino 2006 Olympic Collection Speedmaster is powered by the OMEGA calibre 3220 self-winding chronograph calibre, whose high-performance winding system ensures a power reserve of 40 hours.

With its luxurious finish of special waves, circular graining and gold-plated engravings, the calibre 3220 movement is a perfect reflection of this Speedmaster’s stylish elegance. Engraved on the case back: Torino 2006 Limited Edition (0001/2006).

Omega Constellation Quadrella, Edition 2006

First introduced in 2004, the Quadrella’s name alludes to its curvaceous shape while the four diamond set “claws” on the case are the classic design reference of this watch family, first introduced in 1952. Characteristic of the Constellation, the strap is integrated into the stainless steel case by way of two half-moon facets that form an elegant transition between the case and strap. The unusual rounded barrel shape of the case is enhanced by the sparkle of diamonds, a rainbow of precious stones, mother-of-pearl and brightly coloured alligator straps.

In 2006 two new versions were presented: the Quadrella (32.60 x 25 mm) on a colourful alligator strap or the “Mini” (25.30 x 19.30 mm) featuring stainless steel with a matching metal bracelet with or without diamonds as well as 18-carat red gold or 18-carat red gold/stainless steel versions.

Omega Constellation Quadrella, Edition 2006

Key to the Constellation Quadrella’s look are the four central claws or “griffes”. This classic design reference has been updated and the claws are now oversized. Further enhancing this feature, on the Quadrella each “griffe” is set with 12 diamonds while on the “Mini” there are 15 of these precious stones on each claw.

Omega Constellation Quadrella, Edition 2006

The use of Roman numerals is also characteristic of the Constellation family but the Quadrella adds a twist by using two different-sized painted quarter numerals. The remaining hour markers are set with rubies, emeralds and blue and orange sapphires that together with the lustre of the mother-of-pearl dial create a very feminine and individual look.

Omega Constellation Quadrella, Edition 2006

The Omega logo is applied to the dial and complements the tapered, facetted and diamond polished hands. The watch’s domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal follows the same rounded contours as the case and is coated with an anti-reflective treatment on the inside. Like all Omega watches, the Quadrella benefits from a robust construction and high-quality standards that guarantee water-resistance to 30 metres.

True to its origins, the case back of the Quadrella is decorated with the “Observatory Medallion” that reminds us of Omega’s associations with astronomy and space discovery. A shorter deployant bar is available on the colour alligator straps or on a new generation of stainless steel bracelets for the “Mini”. Both the straps and bracelets are secured in place with a foldover clasp.

All Quadrella models are powered by the precision Omega quartz calibre 1376, which has a battery life of 32 months.

Omega De Ville X2 Big Date Co-Axial chronometer, Red Gold

Launched in 2006, the imposing square De Ville X2 Big Date Co-Axial chronometer in 18-ct. red gold incorporates Omega’s exclusive Co-Axial Escapement technology.

The X2 was inspired by the 1951 Cosmic that was originally housed in a smaller (33mm x 33mm) case. The model was re-launched in 2001 as a limited edition “Museum” piece of which only 1,952 examples were produced.

Adopting the Cosmic’s distinctive styling and stunning looks, the De Ville X2 Big Date is a masculine timepiece with dimensions (35mm x 35mm) that features large gold Roman and Arabic numerals on the three-hour markers and in the big date window. On the dial the three dimensional, highly polished applied numerals, Omega logo and name are all crafted out of 18-ct red gold.

Omega De Ville X2 Big Date Co-Axial chronometer, Red Gold

The black dial offsets the white painted “railway” minute track and date numbers. Exemplary of the level of detail on the dial, the ‘Alpha’-styled minute and hour hands are facetted and diamond-polished and like the seconds hand are all fashioned in 18-ct red gold. In the Big Date window, which is framed by an 18-ct red gold border, two overlapping discs ensure easy reading of the date.

The contrast of the play of light between the brushed-gold finish and the lustre of the polished edges soften the strong lines of the robust case. Even the lugs are facetted and then polished and brushed to match the finishes of the case and together, create a harmonious whole.

The power behind this stunning watch is provided by a self-winding Omega calibre 2610. This officially certified chronometer (COSC) movement has a 48-hour power reserve and is fitted with Omega’s proprietary Co-Axial Escapement and the Omega free-sprung balance.

Together they offer excellent stability to the watch’s going rate over long periods and enhance the performance of a truly superlative chronometer. Luxurious finishes such as decorated bridges confirm the prestigious nature of this movement. Even the back of the watch is decorated with a vertically brushed satin finish and a medallion of Chronos, the Greek god of time, and the legend ‘X2 Co-Axial Escapement’.

Omega De Ville X2 Big Date Co-Axial chronometer, Red Gold

The familiar facetted and diamond-polished Alpha hands are coated with a luminous finish to ensure optimum visibility at night.

The domed sapphire crystal is scratch-resistant and has a multiple-layer, anti-reflective treatment on the inside of the glass and is water resistant to 50 meters/167ft. Like all De Villes featuring the Co-Axial movement, the X2 Big Date comes with a three-year guarantee.

The watch is fitted with a high-gloss black alligator leather strap that is integrated into the case between the lugs and a brushed 18-ct red gold fold-over clasp ensures the watch remains securely fastened yet offers maximum comfort to the wearer.

TISSOT T-Touch Polished Titanium

Introduced in 2005, this new version from Tissot’s famous T-Touch line features a polished titanium case. This quartz watch feature both analogue and digital displays. The T-Touch Polished Titanium is available with a white or blue strap and a matching mother-of-pearl dial.

TISSOT T-Touch Polished Titanium watch

Technical details

Movement
Quartz with HMSD analogue/digital system
Battery “End of Life” warning

Functions
Hours (12H or 24H), minutes, seconds, date, chronograph, alarm, altimeter (meters and feet)

Case
Titanium, rotating bezel
Scratch-resistant antiglare tactile sapphire crystal

Dial
White or blue mother-of-pearl

Bracelet/Strap
White or blue leather, folding safety clasp

TISSOT MotoGP Edition 2006

Introduced in 2006 in a limited edition of 6002 pieces, this dazzling MotoGP timepiece comes in an exclusive presentation box with interchangeable medallions to adorn the case-back.

TISSOT MotoGP Edition 2006

Celebrating motorcycling with style and daring, this chronograph immediately draws the gaze thanks to its yellow gold textured strap, bezel featuring a design inspired by a brake disc and dial enhanced with a chequered motif. It is presented in an original helmet-shaped box and delivered with the tool enabling the wearer to change the medallion.

TISSOT MotoGP Edition 2006

Technical details

Movement
Quartz

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph

Case
Steel and carbon
Engraved back
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Carbon fibre
30-minute and 1/10th of a second counters
Centered second hands

Bracelet/Strap
Rubber with safety fastening

Other versions
Non-limited version: red rubber strap and dial

Tissot PRS 516 Retrograde

Introduced in 2006, this new model in the popular PRS 516 line, houses an exclusive movement, which proposes an unusual chronograph display divided into 30 seconds, with the sweeping second hand working anti-clockwise from 9 o’clock to return to its place automatically after a time elapse of 2 hours.

The fan shaped counters of 60 minutes and 5 minutes and the chequered flag motif around the top hemisphere of the dial, adds to the striking design of this timepiece, the yellow and white of the tachymeter and counters standing out boldly against the black dial.

Tissot PRS 516 Retrograde

With its exclusive “retrograde” movement, this watch is another technological “first”, again combining cutting-edge design with the spirit of innovation: the trademark of the Tissot brand for over 150 years. The central second hand is set at 9 o’clock and it works “backwards” over 30 seconds anti-clockwise.

After the first 30 seconds the counter at 2 o’clock moves on one place, to show the first 30 seconds elapsed, and this 10 times until 5 minutes have passed. After 5 minutes the counter at 10 o’clock moves on one place showing that 5 minutes have passed and so one up to 60 minutes. After 2 hours the chronograph function will stop and return to its original position.

Tissot PRS 516 Retrograde watch

The watch comes with the characteristic bracelet of the PRS516 line with its holes that recall the holes in the sports car’s steering wheel, the holes here coloured yellow to match the yellow design. The bold brushed steel case, with polished sides, also has this same steering wheel engraved on the back.

Technical details

  • Swiss Made quartz movement; Chronograph quartz: 10 ½’’’, 23.30 mm, ETA G15.261, HMsSD, 6 jewels, 35-months battery, 5-minutes and 60-minutes retrograde counters, central 30-seconds retrograde chronograph hand, ADD and SPLIT functions
  • Water-resistant to 50m / 165ft
  • Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
  • 316L Stainless steel case
  • 316L Solid stainless steel metal bracelet with butterfly clasp with two push-buttons
  • Leather strap with deployant buckle

Tissot Water Lily

A flower of peace and well being, universally admired, and legendarily born out of love, the water lily unfolds its corolla of pointed petals. Truly feminine beauty transposed into this Tissot gold creation, the golden petals are attached to the wrist with a slim patent leather strap and surround at their heart a mother of pearl dial with a solitary diamond at 12 – a delightful watch for women of all ages.

In the language of flowers, the water lily symbolizes purity of heart and for the Buddhist and Hindu cultures in its lotus form it represents purity of body, speech, and mind, floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire.

Tissot Water Lily watch

The origins of the flower can be found in legends around the world from a star falling from the heavens in Indian folklore, to the transformation of beautiful love-struck maidens for Amazonian and Greek legend, or, for the Ancient Egyptians, creation itself, as the flower rose from the watery chaos at the beginning of time.

In a choice of yellow or rose 18ct gold, with matt or polished finish, the corolla of pointed petals, with at their heart the tender pink of the mother of pearl dial, draws the eye to this unusual timepiece, symbol of tranquility.

With a shimmering white leather strap for summer freshness, or a dark green, red or black patent leather strap for a bolder statement, this Tissot ladies’ model is certain to attract attention. The final touch – a solitary diamond at 12H – gives to this timepiece an ultimate touch of feminine elegance.

Features

– Swiss made quartz movement
– Water resistant to 30 m
– Sapphire crystal
– 18 karat yellow gold – 18 karat pink gold
– White – red – black varnished leather straps
– Mother-of-pearl dial with a solitary diamond

Dubey & Schaldenbrand Spiral-Verso VIP Chronograph

Launched by Dubey & Schaldenbrand in 2006, the “Spiral-Verso VIP” chronograph is a unique timepiece which moves in 3 dimensions. It is possible to wear on your wrist this chronograph which changes face according to your desires or to place it on your desktop for all to view, as well.

An exclusive invisible mechanism in the steel watch-case allows the watch to make 3-dimensional movements. By pressing the 2 buttons at 12 o’clock, the watch is freed to take up the desired positions on its 3 axes.
Dubey & Schaldenbrand Spiral-Verso VIP ChronographThanks to the hand engraving on the various bridges by the expert craftsmen, each watch is unique. Never do the craftsman’s fingers reproduce exactly the same arabesques. The coat of arms of Les Ponts-de-Martel is represented by a bridge (“les ponts”) and the watchmaker’s hammer, engraved on each movement. This historical detail reminds us that more than 150 years ago in this village a host of watchmakers were busy with timekeeping.

Dubey & Schaldenbrand Spiral-Verso VIP ChronographThis high precision chronograph is shock-absorbent, tells the time, indicates the 24 hours, minutes and hours, the day and date, the month plus the phases of the moon. In the center, the chronograph hand is fitted with an original “royal blue” spiral from 1946, the year of the establishment of Dubey & Schaldenbrand. This “vintage” spiral turns on its axis fixed by a collet.

The watch is waterproof to 30 meters. It is fitted with a unique strap of Royal Galuchat and supplied in a deluxe presentation case of inlaid precious wood.

Technical details

Movement
– Chronograph 3 counters with triple date and moon phase
– Self-winding mechanical movement from Dubey & Schaldenbrand
-Chronometer-quality escapement, stop second
– Finish: Hand-engraved decorated movement gold finish
– Skeletonized rotor, blued-steel screws
– Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour
– Jewels: 25 / Incabloc
– Power Reserve: 48 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds, 24 hours hand, chronograph,day, date, month and moon phase

Dial
Brossé with 6 blued half spheres set on a brushed dial

Hands
 “Losanges diamantes” with Super Luminova;Chronograph hand with vintage spiral (exclusivity DS)

Case and strap
– Polished 316L surgical stainless steel, mobile lugs
– Blue set crown
– Dimensions: 41 x 47.5 mm, Height: 15.5 mm
– Watch crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal domed on top and on the bottom
– Water resistance: To 30 meters
– Band: Royal Galuchat (24 mm special cut)
– Dimensions: 20 mm stainless steel bracelet
– Buckle: 16 mm tang or deployant
– Special features: Crown on left side
– Revolutionary flying case

CHARRIOL Actor XXL chrono

Introduced in 2006, this automatic chronograph from Swiss luxury watch brand CHARRIOL features a square-shaped case with a diameter of 42mm. It boasts a silvered dial with a polished appliqué numeral XII and hour-markers. Its stainless steel case is fitted with sapphire crystals on the front and rear side.

CHARRIOL Actor XXL automatic chronograph

The dial of CHARRIOL Actor XXL chrono features luminescent hour and minute hands on the center, chronograph center second hand, small seconds at 3 o’ clock, chronograph 12-hour counter and date at 6 o’ clock and chronograph 30 minute counter at 9 o’ clock.

The CHARRIOL Actor XXL automatic chronograph has a pocket watch inspired crown at 3 o’ clock. Both chronograph pushers are shaped after pedals.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic movement
Oscillating weight engraved with CHARRIOL

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph

Case
Steel, 42 x 42 mm
Sapphire crystal and back

Dial
Silvered
Appliqué numeral XII and hour-markers
Hours, minutes and seconds counters at 6, 9 and 3 o’clock respectively
Date at 6 o’clock
Luminescent hands

Strap
Brown crocodile strap with folding clasp

Universal Genève Microtor UG 100 Limited Edition

Introduced in 2006 in limited and numbered series, this timepiece houses the new Microtor UG 100 calibre that marked the grand return of the Universal Genève movements.

At Baselworld 2006, Universal Genève presented its new Microtor UG 100 calibre which has an automatic winding mechanism with an eccentric micro-weight. This anniversary model, which has drawn its inspiration from the mythical UG 66 calibre produced in 1966, is a COSC-certified chronometer.

The watch is available in Pink or yellow gold case.

Technical details

Movement
UG 100, type Microtor automatic, COSC-certified, 28.800 v/h, 23 jewels
44-hour power reserve
Bridges with multi-sun decoration
Engraved off-centre UNIVERSAL GENEVE micro-weight with bidirectional winding

Functions
Automatic, 3 hands, hours, minutes, central seconds, date

Case
Pink or yellow gold (18K), 43 mm
Gold crown (18K) with a stamped logo, covered with a translucent resin
Sapphire crystal, double-sided antiglare
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
AG 920 silver, stamped and engine-turned, silvered velvet colour
Appliqué hour-markers and hour/minute hands in pink or yellow gold (18K), set with diamonds and faceted, hand-finished
Centre seconds hand in blued steel
Date window at 3 o’clock

Strap
Shiny brown large-scaled crocodile, pin buckle in pink or yellow gold (18K)

AQUANAUTIC King Cuda GMT Chrono

Introduced in 2006, the AQUANAUTIC King Cuda GMT Chrono is a Swiss made automatic diving watch that incorporates chronograph and second time-zone functions. Water resistance to 300 meters, this watch comes dressed in a 47mm titanium and steel case.

AQUANAUTIC King Cuda GMT Chrono diving watch

A major highlight of the watch is the interchangeable bezels and straps concept that offers many facets to this diving instrument. This watch by AQUANAUTIC houses a Dubois Dépraz automatic GMT chronograph movement.

Technical details

Model: AQUANAUTIC King Cuda GMT Chrono

Movement
Dubois Dépraz automatic GMT chronograph

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, date, second time zone

Case
Titanium and steel, 47 mm
Rotating bezel
Screw-down crown
Sapphire crystal, treated
Titanium and crystal back, screw-down
Water-resistant to 300 m

Dial
Black
Hours and minutes counters at 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock respectively
Seconds counter with a patented propeller hand at 3 o’clock
Second time zone at 12 o’clock
Date at 4 o’clock

Bracelet/Strap
Steel & Titanium, folding clasp

Other versions
Silver and Navy Blue Dial
Interchangeable bezel décor: plain or set with diamonds and/or grid décor with decorative screws, plain or set with diamonds. Interchangeable straps: steel & rubber, plain or set with diamonds; rubber or calfskin (different colours)

de Grisogono Uno Grande Seconde

Introduced in 2006, de GRISOGONO’s Uno Grande Seconde brings sweeping change both to the presentation of passing time and the classic layout of wristwatch dials. It prominently features a large seconds hand at the centre of the dial, while the hours and the minutes are displayed in a sub-dial at 6 o’clock — reversing time-reading habits and bringing a fresh look on time.

Echoing this original approach to time, the dial is a study in originality, a perfectly-controlled play on levels and contrasts. Squares encounter circles. The engine-turned, hobnailed “Clou de Paris” pattern in the grand tradition meets the very contemporary design of the case.

And there is even more contrast between the slim, seconds hand, tipped with the de GRISOGONO crest, and the pair of stylish “dauphine” hands for hours and minutes. Its outcurved rectangular case holds a self-winding mechanical movement featuring a proprietary de GRISOGONO auxiliary module.

Milus – AGENIOS Automatic Haute Joaillerie & AGENIOS Automatic 18-Carat Pink Gold

The AGENIOS Automatic model from Milus, is the embodiment of matchless design and technological precision, an elemental revelation of power and dynamism. The AGENIOS owes its name to a star in the cosmic Centaurus constellation. The AGENIOS Automatic “Haute Joaillerie” –- the latest creation in this line – is also truly heavenly. Here, the Milus interpretation of the tonneau shape presents itself with perfect three-dimensionality in combination with the finest materials, making it truly unmistakable.

The outstanding architectural design results in a harmonious composition of contours and volume. An aesthetic balance of the watch is reflected in the case’s profile, its uniqueness being the subtle interplay between the curvatures and the arches.

AGENIOS Automatic “Haute Joaillerie”
The convex case of the AGENIOS Automatic “Haute Joaillerie” is made of 18-carat white gold. A breathtaking highlight is the combination of sparkling brilliant-cut diamonds that adorn the bezel and baguette-cut diamonds that are set with utmost precision into the inner and outer surrounds. A wristband in 18-carat white gold, fully adorned with white brilliant-cut diamonds completes this masterpiece, the combination of time-measurement and the jeweller’s craft at its best.

Sophisticated design down the last detail includes the adaptation of the domed sapphire crystal to the curved case. The domed dial follows these extraordinary dynamics which are further enhanced by the silver-colour Roman numerals.

The silver-coloured hands telling the hours, minutes and seconds blend superbly into the whole picture. This goes to ensure that the main task of this magnificent watch – indicating the time – is not demoted to a side issue. The integrated see-through screwed-down case back grants an insight into the unceasing activities of the Swiss high-quality Automatic movement.

Technical details
Model: MILUS AGENIOS “Haute Joaillerie” Swiss Made

  • Movement: Mechanical Swiss high quality movement, automatic
  • Case in 18-carat white gold set with white brilliant-cut diamonds on the bezel and baguette-cut diamonds on the inner and outer sides of the case surrounds (Top Wesselton, IF-VVS) – 5.80 carats
  • Curved sapphire crystal
  • Curved sapphire crystal back secured with screws
  • Water-resistant to 30 m
  • Face: Silver-coloured lacquered face; Silver-coloured Roman numerals (applique)
  • Wristband: In 18-carat white gold fully adorned with white brilliant-cut diamonds(Top Wesselton, IF-VVS) – 6.33 carats
  • Total of carats:12.13
  • Clasp: Folding clasp in 18-carat white gold
  • Retail Price: On request

AGENIOS Automatic in 18-Carat Pink Gold
The AGENIOS Automatic in 18-carat pink gold, another model in the new AGENIOS Automatic range, is classically elegant in black and gold. The exquisite gold case is held by a comfortable, black alligator-leather strap. The centre of the lacquered and curved dial is also black, as is the outer time display area. The intentionally restrained colouring of the dial provides a superb background for the pink gold numerals and hands.
The Milus AGENIOS Automatic is a watch whose charisma is a veritable celebration of the way in which all its elements blend together to create a single personality. The perfect harmonisation of all the materials, colours and shapes down to the last detail, combined with the finest Swiss watchmaking art, bring into being a watch of exceptional unity. The synthesis of dynamism and stylish elegance make this timepiece something really out of the ordinary – just like the person who chooses to wear it.

Technical details
Model: MILUS AGENIOS Automatic “18-carat pink gold” Swiss Made

  • Movement: Mechanical Swiss high quality movement, automatic
  • Curved case in polished and satinised 18-carat pink gold 4N
  • Curved sapphire crystal;screwed-down case back
  • Transparent sapphire crystal case back window
  • Water-resistance to 30 m
  • Dial: Curved, lacquered black dial, black time display area with anthracite coloured finely striped decoration, gold coloured Roman numerals
  • Strap: black alligator-leather strap
  • Clasp: 18-carat pink gold 4N buckle
  • Retail price: CHF 11’600.00

JUVENIA Long Feng Limited Edition

With these limited edition timepieces, Swiss watch brand JUVENIA pays tribute to the Dragon Long and the Phoenix Feng, the symbols of the imperial household of China. Representing the Emperor, and symbolic of power and authority, it is believed that the Long ruled the waters, and controlled the weather. The Feng, the symbol of high virtue and grace, was believed to represent the Empress. Entirely set with diamonds, these high jewellery timepieces in white gold are powered with quartz movement. Each version is limited to 9 pieces.

Technical details

Model: Long

Movement: Quartz Juvenia J 14318
Functions: Hours, minutes
18K white gold, diameter 33mm, thickness 5.25 mm, set with 126 diamonds (1.33 ct)
Sapphire crystal
18K crown white gold, set with a sapphire stone (0.18 ct)
Enamel dial featuring a blue dragon set with 113 diamonds (0.35 ct)
18K white gold bracelet set with 560 diamonds (4.12 cts)
Limited to 9 pieces

Model: Feng

Movement: Juvenia J 17312 quartz
Functions: Hours, minutes
18K case in white gold diameter 22.5 mm, thickness 4.55 mm, set with 100 diamonds (0.57 ct); crown in white gold (18K) set with a garnet (0.07 ct)
Sapphire crystal
Enamel dial featuring with a red Phoenix, set with 36 diamonds (0.07 ct)
18K white gold bracelet, set with 360 diamonds (1.77 ct).
Limited to 9 pieces

MIDO All Dial Lady Collection (2006)

Introduced in 2006, the All Dial Lady Collection comes with trendy style combined with the timeless beauty of diamonds: A unique attraction lies in the nuances of its pearly dial – irresistible day and night.

Beautiful and attractive, the seduction of Mido All Dial Lady in red is both provoking and elegant. While the design of its case leaves no doubt about the identity of the line, the visual impact offers a unique style, which harmoniously combines the spirit of the collection with a fashion orientation.

MIDO All Dial Lady

The composition of the dial is clear-cut and radiant: dial ring and Arabic numeral – 6 and 12 – set with 78 diamonds on a white mother of pearl dial.

The accurate reading of the hour is ensured by a dial placed in an optimal position on the case and protected by a non-reflecting sapphire glass. The ultimate pleasure for a model that will not pass unnoticed: the charms of the All Dial Lady are enhanced by its red leather bracelet.

The various All Dial Lady versions are guaranteed water-resistant up to 50 meters (unique Aquadura system). The decorated oscillation weight of the high quality automatic ETA 2678 movement can be admired through the transparent caseback. The watch is shock resistant thanks to the Incabloc system.

Technical details

Model: MIDO All Dial Lady 

Movement
Automatic ETA 2678, 7¾’’’, Ø17.20 mm, Height: 5.35 mm, 25 jewels, 28’800 A/H
INCABLOC and NIVACOURBE shock-absorber
NIVAFLEX NO mainspring
Decorated oscillation weight
Adjusted in 3 different positions for high accuracy
40 hour power reserve

Case 
Stainless steel 316L (DIN X2CrNiMo 17 14 3), 2-parts
Anti-reflecting sapphire crystal treated on both sides
AQUADURA cork crown sealing system
Water resistant up to 50 metre
8-digit serial number engraved, transparent case back to see the fine elaborate movement

Dial 
Mother-of-pearl dial and 78 diamonds

Bracelet
Stainless steel 316L (DIN X2CrNiMo 17 14 3) with folding clasp and two push-pieces or genuine calf leather strap with crocodile imitation in red with stainless steel folding clasp

MIDO Baroncelli Limited Edition COSC Certified Chronometer (2006)

In 2006 to celebrate the 30th anniversary the prestigious Baroncelli collection, Mido introduced a limited, individually-numbered edition of 300 timepieces in pink gold, housing a COSC-certified automatic movement.

MIDO Baroncelli Limited Edition COSC Certified Chronometer (2006)

With its noble design, pure lines and refined details, it is dedicated to the eternal beauty of stringed instruments and, with its outstanding harmony and incomparable sense of rhythm and precision, brings to mind an extremely elegant musical score. This timepiece is powered with a COSC-certified automatic chronometer movement.

Technical details

Model: MIDO Baroncelli Limited Edition COSC Certified Chronometer

Movement
Automatic M1124 (Base ETA 2824-2), COSC-certified chronometer, 28,800 vib/h, 25 jewels
Côtes de Genève pattern and engraved MIDO logo
Power reserve: minimum of 40 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Case
750 (18K) pink gold
Double-sided anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Crown with Aquadura water-resistant system
Transparent back
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Silvered
Facetted applied hour-markers
Facetted, polished hands
Date window at 4.30

Strap
Imitation crocodile, pink gold buckle

Louis Erard La Sportive GMT

The La Sportive collection from traditional Swiss watch brand Louis Erard is a sports themed and dynamic line created to suit the modern trends. It is an entirely new collection that strengthens Louis Erard in its design and marketing challenge – producing aesthetic watches driven solely by mechanical movements, sometimes even accompanied by small complications, at affordable prices.

Cases, dials and flanges have thus taken on a more contemporary, luxurious feel, backed up by imitation crocodile leather bracelets with white stitches, neatly combining modernity and sophistication.

Louis Erard La Sportive GMT watch

The three models that make up the “La Sportive” collection, GMT, Day/date and Chronograph, proudly sport round, oversized (42 mm) stainless steel cases and rotating flanges. The dial is black or white and straps are available in black or brown leather, or can be fixed on a stainless steel bracelet.

With this collection, Louis Erard has returned to the playing field with young, dynamic and affordable watches, while nonetheless retaining the sober and classic look so characteristic of the brand.

Distinguished and elegant, La Sportive GMT fits in with the contemporary spirit of sporting types, coupling not only force with presence, but also refinement with the latest trends. The brand has responded to this creative challenge with great panache.

Technical details

Model: Louis Erard La Sportive GMT

Movement
Mechanical self-winding ETA 2893-2

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, second time zone

Case
Steel, rotating flange, 42 mm
Sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 100 m

Dial
White or black
Date at 3 o’clock

Bracelet/Strap
Black or brown leather or steel, folding clasp

Other versions

Louis Erard La Sportive Chronographe

ETA 7750
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, day, date, chronograph
Dial: white or black, date and day at 3 o’clock, hours, minutes and seconds counters at 6, 12 and 9 o’clock respectively

Louis Erard La Sportive day/date

ETA 2836-2
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, day and date
Dial: white or black, day and date at 3 o’clock

Louis Erard Les Asymétriques

Introduced in 2006, the Les Asymétriques line by Louis Erard offers a wide range of models for both men and women, some even adorned with diamonds.

The chronograph boasts slightly off-centre 30  minute and 12 hour timers, arranged beautifully on the black, silvered or even  white mother-of-pearl dial, whilst a small sweep-second at six o’clock and a calendar window embellish both men’s and women’s models.

Louis Erard Les Asymétriques watches

Add to this twelve oversized roman numerals, painted in the same tones, but in contrast, and you have a clearer picture of the Les Asymétriques family. Another attractive feature is the novel position of the large calendar window on some models, with a marker indicating the day’s date.

The women’s stainless steel models stand out by their pearlised small sweep second at six o’clock and their optional bezel set with 66 diamonds. The grey satin bracelet adds yet another feminine touch to these timepieces.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic, calibre ETA 7750

Functions
Hours, minutes, date, chronograph

Case
Steel, round, 40.30 mm
Sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 50 metres

Dial
Slightly off centre
Black or silvered, painted white or black Roman numerals
30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
Date window at 6 o’clock

Strap
Black or brown leather, folding clasp

Other versions
Men’s model with large date window, small seconds at 6 o’clock
Ladies’ model with date window, small seconds at 6 o’clock

F.P.Journe Sonnerie Souveraine

The Sonnerie Souveraine timepiece is a high complication mechanical wristwatch that incorporates both Grand-Strike and Minute Repeater functions.

The grand-strike clockwatch is the most complex of horological creations. The greatest difficulty in its construction is to achieve full clockwatch capability from the limited energy in a wristwatch, without compromising on the sound and reliability of the chime.In this watch, a single mainspring provides enough energy for 24 hours of grand strike (96 full chimes in passing), without using the minute-repeater. The chiming functions alone use up almost 60% of the main-spring’s energy, and in silence mode without the chime, the movement is running for five days.

Constructing this movement has been a permanent search to save energy in maximising mechanical efficiency. The result is a low-tension movement with gentle mechanisms that have to be very finely adjusted to ensure unfailing chimes 35,040 times a year.

Operating a chiming watch has always been risky. If you do the slightest thing wrong, like setting the time while the chimes are ringing, you damage precious mechanisms.

10 Patents for the SONNERIE SOUVERAINE
Barrel: A single barrel drives both the going-train and the strike-train from each end of the mainspring.The barrel’s drum, fixed to the outer end of the mainspring coil, has a toothed edge to drive the going train. The barrel’s arbor, fixed to the inner end of the mainspring, turns a toothed wheel that drives the strike-train through unidirectional gearing.

Power reserve indicator: A mainspring that unwinds both through the barrel and the arbor requires a sophisticated power-reserve indicator.The power-reserve indicator has three coaxial differentials. The top differential forms the link between the arbor and the barrel. The lower differential moves according to the winding or unwinding of the arbor. A third differential forms the link between the first two differentials to show the mean power-reserve of the mainspring.

Winding and setting system: The compact winding and setting system does away with the long stem and sliding-pinion, and finds its place under the dial. In this system, the crown-wheel is permanently meshed with the transmission-wheel mounted coaxially on a rocking arm. The winding-stem slides through a square in the centre of the crown-wheel. The transmission-wheel drives intermediate-wheels for winding and for setting the time, mounted at either end of the rocking arm. Pulling out the winding-stem makes the pullout piece pivot the arm to mesh the intermediate-wheels with the minute-wheel for setting the hands. With the stem in the winding position, the torque produced by the winding action on the transmission wheel, swings the rocking arm to mesh intermediate wheel with the winding ratchet.

Strike selection: Controlled by a column wheel, the mechanism to select and indicate the strike mode performs its duties with the minimum of parts. The rotating column-wheel acts on three levers: the lever to select grand strike or small strike, the lever to select silence and the sprung rocking-arm that indicates the selected strike mode on the dial via a rack and pinion. Pressing the strike-select button makes rocking-arm lift the sprung pawl. The pawl pulls the 12-toothed wheel step by step to rotate the column-wheel through consecutive cycles of actions.

The striking racks: The construction of the movement, with the hours and minutes off-centre, allows the striking-racks to be mounted in the centre of the movement. This in turn makes possible outsize racks for greater precision and control. The strike is governed by three coaxially mounted racks: for the hours for the quarters and for the minutes. Each has ratchet toothing to activate the hammers. When the strike is released, the racks drop on their respective cams. They are then immediately engaged by the strike-train and lifted to the end of their travel. As the racks lift, their outer teeth engage the gathering pallets to strike the gongs. The distance each rack is lifted, thus number of teeth presented to activate the strike, depends on its starting point on its cam.

The strike sequence: The hours-rack has a toothed sector where it is engaged by the strike-train. The teeth are permanently meshed with a free pinion, rotating coaxially on the fixed pinion of the strike train. To lift the rack, the rocking clutch-pinion engages the free and fixed pinions, locking them together, and transferring the drive from the strike-train to the rack.When the clutch-pinion disengages, the sprung-rack brings the rack’s finger down on the cam.

Strike release: Every quarter hour, a tooth on the star-wheel pivots the trigger against its spring to set in motion the chime in passing. The trigger acts through sprung levers to disengage the rocking arm from the pivoting clutch. This frees the pinion to allow the racks to fall on their cams. The spring then returns the rocking arm against the pivoting clutch (o re-engage pinion to lift the racks.The minute-repeating strike is released by pressing button. The pivoting levers act on the rocking arm to disengage the clutch and allow the racks to fall.

Chiming gongs: This new design produces a louder, clearer sound from gongs that are just three-tenths of a millimetre thick. Mounting the gongs on the movement instead of around it increases the diameter of the movement.The gongs for a chiming mechanism consist of a flat blade one end of which can be fastened to the structure of the watch. The free part of the blade is shaped so that its natural frequency is audible when its edge is struck.

Blocking the strike automatically: The chimes are automatically blocked to reserve the last 24 hours of the mainspring’s energy to the movement.A cam, working off the power-reserve differential, switches the pivoting lever when the power reserve falls to 24 hours. The blocking device keeps the clutch-pinion meshed with the driving pinions of the rack, thus preventing the racks from falling to start the chime.When the power-reserve exceeds 24 hours, the cam releases the blocking mechanism, returning the pivoting clutch to the control of the rocking arm.

Blocking the strike and the winding stem: This safety system prevents the winding-stem from being pulled out when the strike is operating, and it blocks the strike when the stem is pulled out.

A locking-cam can be pivoted in two positions: one to block the manual strike-release button, the other to lock the winding-stem by acting on. Pulling the winding stem out pushes the lever to the left, pivoting the locking-cam so that it blocks the manual strike-release. The locking cam is also switched by a pivoting sprung arm connected to the hours-rack. As soon as the rack moves to begin the strike, the arm pivots the cam so that it engages the stem-blocking device and prevents the stem from being pulled out to set the time.

Technical Specifications

Movement
Caliber 1505
Manually wound
Gold baseplate and bridges
40 jewels

Movement dimensions
Overall diameter: 35.80mm
Casing diameter: 35.00mm
Frame height: 6.25mm
Overall height: 7.80mm
Height of stem axis: 3.41mm
Stem-thread diameter: S1.20mm

Balance
Free-sprung; 4 adjustment weights
Flat Anachron balance-spring
Fixed stud-holder
Pinned stud
Spring pinned to the collet
Frequency: 21,600 v/h (3Hz)
Inertia: 11.00 mg/cm2
Angle of lift: 52°

Amplitude
Dial up, fully wound: > 340°
Dial up, 24 hours: > 300°

Escapement
Linear escapement
15-tooth escape-wheel

Visual indications
Hours and minutes, off-centre Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Power reserve
Strike mode selection
Striking hammers

Sound indications
Grand strike, small strike on the quarters in passing Strike silent
Minute-repeater on demand

Autonomy
120 hours without chime
Approx. 48 hours with grand strike
Approx. 24 hours after strike runs down

Finish
Circular grained baseplate
Circular ribbing on the bridges
Polished and bevelled screws
Pegs with rounded, polished ends
Steelwork decorated by hand
3D engraving.

Case
Steel
Diameter 42.00mm;Overall height 12.55 mm
Two position winding and setting crown
Pushbutton to release the minute-repeater at 2 o’clock
Pushbutton to select the strike mode at 4 o’clock

Number of pieces
Movements without dial: 408
Cased-up, on leather: 441
Cased-up, steel bracelet: 558

Chronoswiss Timemaster Chronograph Date

The Timemaster Chronograph Date wristwatch from Chronoswiss truly is a stunner in its dimension and in its visual appearance. This stunning presence, resulting from its case diameter of 44 millimeters makes sense, perfect sense in fact.

The “Timemaster Chronograph Date” exactly takes time up to the quarter second and adds the split-seconds up to twelve long hours. No mater if it comes to split-seconds, minutes or hours, all details of the stopping process can be clearly read without a magnifying class. The expression of the dial is clear and precise. There is no superfluous distraction. The functionality dominates. The same holds true for the execution of the total of seven hands.

Chronoswiss Timemaster Chronograph Date

Since they were uniquely created and produced for the “Timemaster Chronograph Date”, their dimensions and proportions are in harmony with the dial-typography. The lengths are exactly coordinated with their dedicated scales; their shape- and color-design corresponds with the particular purpose.

Accordingly, the three Chronograph hands are consistently kept in red. This prevents any confusion about what belongs where while stopping.

 

The Timemaster Chronograph Date watch is water resistance up to 10 atm. The Chronograph pushers have a structured top and the extremely handy turnip crown is purposefully extruding. This way it can be easily reached and operated in all circumstances.

For example, while setting the time or to correct the centrally-located date-hand in all months with less than 31 days.  The analog design and the 117 millimeter circumference of the corresponding numeral ring at the edge of the dial do not leave any doubt which day of the month one is currently experiencing.

An additional chronometric aid can be seen in the turning bezel with luminous marker. One move is enough to set any chosen moment, regardless if “departure’ or the planned “arrival”.

For the Timemaster Chronograph Date watch Chronoswiss has opted for the Swiss Made automatic caliber ETA 7750. This legendary mechanical chronograph caliber exhibits its meticulously finished qualities behind the screwed-on sapphire-crystal base.

Technical details

Model: Chronoswiss Timemaster Chronograph Date

 

References
CH 7533 bk (black dial) & CH 7533 lu (luminous dial)

Display
Hours, minutes, seconds, Chrono-center-second, 30-minute-counter, 12-hour-counter, centered analog date

Case
Massive 27-part case, stainless steel, ø 44.00 mm, height 16 mm, brushed and polished bezel with luminous marking, scratch-resistant, non-reflective sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal case back with full-thread, screw-on tube body, special turnip-crown for winding watch when wearing gloves, screw-on lugs with patented system Autobloc, water-resistant up to 100 meters (10 atm)

Movement
Automatic, Chronoswiss Caliber C.751 ( ETA 7750 base), 25 jewels, Glucydur three-sided with and flat spring Nivarox 1, Measurements: ø 30 mm, 13 1/4”’, height 7.90 mm, 4 Hz., A/h 28,800 vibrations, individually numbered, Incabloc shock absorber, precision regulator by eccentric, approx. 46 power reserve. Pallet, pallet-wheel and screws polished, skeletonized and gold-plated rotor, circular grained plate, bridges Côtes de Genève

Dial
bk = matte black metal dial with luminous Super-LumiNova C3 (no radiation), metal hands with luminous Super-LumiNova C3, “modern” shape or
lu = metal dial with luminous Super-LumiNova C3 (no radiation) with black numerals, metal hands, black-varnished, “modern” shape

Straps
Water-resistant Walknappa-strap, end width 22mm, also folding claps and metal bracelets