Philip Lutolf HP1 – The World’s First Mechanical Wrist Watch with Helicoidal Springs

A Swiss mechanical engineer named Philip Lutolf created the world’s first Helicoidal springs powered mechanical watch HP1 in 2008 after conducting several years of research and development, tests and prototyping. He has also created his own label Lutolf Philip to commercialize the production of this wristwatch in strict limited editions.

It all started with pure fascination for watches and their highly complex and ancient mechanical movements. Out of this admiration arose the curiosity to understand why the basic principles of mechanical watches remained the same for over five centuries. This simple question initiated a process of thought which led to a patented invention. The invention, “Helicoïdal Constant Force”, is based on a new technical concept to measure time. It is a new mechanical movement that no other watchmaker has ever worked on.

Philip Lutolf HP1 - The World’s First Mechanical Wrist Watch with Helicoidal SpringsThe H-Power movement (Helicoïdal) differentiates itself from the established mechanical movement by the following characteristics:-

Helicoïdal Springs: For the first time in history there is now a movement which is powered by Helicoïdal springs.

The Turbo:  The H-Power movement is an entirely new concept. It integrates several mechanical units which can sense and control the torque. This enables the watch to function with unparalleled reliability. The Helicoïdal power is used on demand to enhance precision and to assure best performance with additional complications.

Hi-tech Materials: The maximum power of a Helicoïdal spring is about 20 times greater than a spiral spring. It was observed that, after passing several mechanical stress tests, that only special technologies and material could be used to withstand the pressure and improve the overall efficiency of the movement. The steel of the wheels was replaced by a special material named “Strongnium® Diamond Carbide”. The traditional watch jewels (rubies) were replaced by specially engineered Ceramic Bearing Wheels and titanium nitride was used for optimum power delivery of the Helicoïdal springs.

Ultimate Complication:  The H-Power movement is a highly complicated and fine-tuned system. Two opposing principles must be brought into line. On one side, it has to deliver tremendous power from the Helicoïdal springs. On the other side, it has to deliver the right power at the right time with high reliability and without disturbing the running of the movement. A low powered mechanism has been installed precisely for this function. This is why the H-Power calibre has over 200 more parts than the traditional movement . The HP-1, the first timepiece having a H-Power calibre, contains more than 800 components.

Philip Lutolf HP1 - The World’s First Mechanical Wrist Watch with Helicoidal SpringsTraditionally, all mechanical watch movements use spiral springs. All watchmakers consider them as the noble spring due to their unique mechanical characteristic, which is a relatively flat and low torque curve. This is considered ideal for a watch movement.

Contrary to this, the helicoïdal-spring, which is a coil spring, has a linear and fast increasing torque curve when used in compression. This is still considered today as non-functional for a watch movement. The HP-1, (Helicoïdal Power), is the first wristwatch in the history of watch-making that integrates coil springs in its movement.

The maximum power of a helicoïdal spring is about 20 times greater than a spiral spring. One of the major challenges of the development was to manage this extremely high power in a watch movement where the teeth of the wheels and pinions are often less than a millimetre long.

Without extensive research on material, coating, dynamics and tribology (the sciences of friction), the manufacturing of this movement would not be possible. A watch with the HP-movement exists today because Swiss technology can offer quality solutions to match the physical demands posed by this new power source. New materials have to be used to reduce friction, to ensure reliability and to increase overall performance.

Lutolf’s research concluded that only a special carbide could withhold the pressure in the teeth of the wheels and only bearing wheels would be suited for the radial pressure in the axle. After passing several mechanical stress tests, a carbide mixture that was never used before in the watch industry was defined. It is known as “Strongnium® Diamond Carbide”. To resolve the radial axle pressure and improve the overall efficiency, we had to replace the traditional watch jewels (rubies) by specially engineered Ceramic Bearing Wheels. Finally, titanium nitride was used to produce the Helicoïdal springs to assure the optimum power supply to the system.

Philip Lutolf HP1 - The World’s First Mechanical Wrist Watch with Helicoidal SpringsThe finding of innovative materials and new technologies were the necessary steps to assure the meticulous functioning of the core: the HP-movement. This patented invention, “Helicoïdal Constant Force”, is a remarkable combination of helicoïdal and spiral springs.

It is a very complicated and fine-tuned mechanism in which two opposing principles must be brought into line. On one side, the helicoïdal springs deliver tremendous power to the movement. On the other side, a specialized mechanism has to deliver just the right power at exactly the right time and with high reliability without disturbing the running of the movement.

This patented invention is based on:-

• Helicoïdal titanium nitride springs

• Linear high strength regulator

• Strongnium diamond carbide wheels

• Ceramic bearing wheels

• Automatic torque control system

• Bi-planetary differential

• Instantaneous double escapement trigger.

Philip Lutolf HP1 - The World’s First Mechanical Wrist Watch with Helicoidal SpringsBecause the results of physical law are not the same for the H-Power mechanism as in a normal spiral spring watch movement, the mechanics had to be specifically developed. This is the reason why, when you look at the movement for the first time you cannot classify it like all other watches in the two known categories: manual or automatic movement.

The outstanding achievement of this complex system is a completely new approach to keep the torque constant. At any time it guarantees a constant torque at a selected level. A high and constant torque is the ultimate goal for optimum performance and precision of a watch. These characteristics are especially needed when complications are added to the mechanism.

The idea is to make sure that the spring barrel always delivers the same torque level to the escapement.

Philip Lutolf HP1 - The World’s First Mechanical Wrist Watch with Helicoidal SpringsThe following process assures this success:

1. The power that is generated by the Helicoïdal springs is transmitted to a mechanism which is called the “Linear High Strength Regulator”. It is responsible for decreasing the power by a calculated factor and transmitting it to a gear train which will rewind the spring barrel to the optimum power.  New materials and innovative technologies plays a key role in this process where the ceramic bearing wheels and the wheels of Strongnium® Diamond Carbide have to cope with the tremendous power delivered by the four Helicoïdal Titanium Nitride Springs.

2. An intelligence unit, the “Bi-planetary Differential”, reads the torque of the spiral spring in the barrel at any time and transmits this information via the “Steering Control Distributor” to the “Automatic Torque Control System”.

3. Next, the “Automatic Torque Control System” uses this information to release the right power on demand at exactly the right time to keep the torque of the spring barrel constant at a chosen level. To activate this important moment, a specially developed trigger is used, the “Instantaneous Double Escapement Trigger”. The challenge is that the energy can release in one step. This sophisticated mechanical system can accumulate the necessary energy during the running of the watch and released it instantaneously when needed.

The fact that this movement was never conceived before made it very difficult for watchmakers to help in its development. Unlike traditional horological development, there was no ancestral knowledge that watchmakers and engineers could base their development on.

The first year of the project was spent mainly on calculation and finding ways to define a system that could manage and control the power of the helicoïdal spring. Because of the complexity and development of new functionalities that were never used in past clockwork development, Philip Lutolf could not pass from the 3D computer construction to the prototyping phase in one step.

First, the different functions of the mechanical system were tested separately. In particular, the power generation mechanism, which includes the helicoïdal springs, the power regulation functionalities with its Bi-Planetary Differential, the transmission gears with its Strongnium® Diamond Carbide wheels and Ceramic Bearing Wheels were put on test benches. An additional 18 months were needed to improve and validate the initial 3D construction.

It is only after two and a half years that the team could start the prototyping phase, which will lead then to the production phase. When it comes to making the “movement” work, the watchmakers with their meticulous knowledge enter the scene. Like all watches, the fine mechanics, which are inside, demand an extensive expertise in watch making. Only very experienced watchmakers can make this special movement run.

The intensive collaboration of the inventor, the calculators, the watchmakers, the constructors, the designers and the prototype builder make the success of this watch. Even the smallest change in the movement may have an impact on the final product. This is sometimes visible at first sight, sometimes only in the long run.

This factor is indeed very complicated and one of the fascinating aspects of a watch. But the interaction between the design of the watch case and development of the movement is also very close, because in the particular case of the HP-1 the watchcase also has a function in holding the helicoïdal springs. A normal movement base could not withstand the power.

About Philip Lutolf

Philip Lutolf was born in 1967 in Geneva, Switzerland. At an early age Lutolf was always inspired by technical challenges and searched for new and unconventional solutions. During the 1990s, he began to focus more specifically on watch technology. He developed a keen interest in watch components, wheels, dials, cases and watch designs.

This later led him to study watch-making in greater detail.He graduated from the University of St. Gallen in 1991. For ten years he followed an international career working for multinational companies, including one of the leading car manufacturers in Europe. In 2001 he joined a consultancy company and attracted multiple watch companies as clients. He later decided to go back into operative responsibilities and lead a small Geneva watch company.

It was during that last professional experience, that his initial interest in watches and technical challenges got the decisive stimulus. His knowledge of the watch industry and his spirit of research as well as his entrepreneurial ambition initiated the process, which after twenty months of research and development led to the patented invention “Helicoïdal Constant Force” and its application in a new watch movement.

Since 2005 Philip Lutolf has dedicated himself wholly to this development and has worked with a team of engineers and watchmakers on the successful commercialization.

Official website: http://www.lutolfphilip.com/

Jämes C. Pellaton Marine Chronometer

This extra-ordinary mechanical pocket chronometer by Le Locle based luxury watch brand Jämes C. Pellaton features a massive 65 mm diameter case made in 18 carat gold. This stunning creation houses a complicated manual-winding tourbillon movement of exceptional features. The Calibre 1895 JCP MD, a reserved and protected movement boasts 294 parts, including 29 jewels.

Jämes C. Pellaton Marine Chronometer

The Jämes C. Pellaton Marine Chronometer pocket watch boasts a complex dial lay-out incorporating enamel, sapphire and mineral. The watch features centre hour and minutes hands, power reserve indicator and a one minute tourbillon with small seconds hand at 6 o’ clock.

Jämes C. Pellaton Marine Chronometer

The Marine Chronometer has a remarkable power reserve of 7 days.  This exclusive pocket complication is available in a limited edition of 12 pieces : 4 in yellow gold, 4 in red gold and 4 in white gold.

Jämes C. Pellaton Marine Chronometer

Technical details

Model: Jämes C. Pellaton Marine Chronometer

Movement
Calibre 1895 JCP MD
Reserved and protected movement
Diameter: 53, 00 mm
Total height of movement: 13, 35 mm
Number of components: 294
Number of jewels: 29 Jewels
Power reserve: 167 hours ≈ 7 days
Barrel: Double barrel in parallel with coincident gears stopping system
Balance: With variable inertia screw
Escapement: with Swiss side lever
Frequency: 21′ 600 Alt/h – 3Hz
Balance-spring: Flat double balance spring (in opposition)
Bottom plates: Wet blasting Nickel silver, hand-bevelled
Bridges: Extra features drawn Nickel silver
Geartrain: Dentures NIHS, bevelling above and below
Tourbillon: 1 rotation per minute displayed at 6

Displays
Hours and minutes in the center
Small second at 6, power reserve indicator at 9
Complication: Customized tourbillon, Power reserve

Case
4 in yellow gold, 4 in red gold, 4 in white gold, anti reflective sapphire crystal
Transparent background relief engravings, anti-reflection domed sapphire crystal
Numbered pieces, hand engraving, limited edition of 12 pieces
Diameter 65, 00 mm; Height 17, 00 mm
Water tightness: 5 Atm – 50 m
Crown: Hand-engraved JCP logo and black lacquered

Dial
Enamel / Sapphire / Mineral
Hands: In blued gold / gold case color, hand bevelled, JCP logo

Presentation-case
Wood, Leather, Gold-plated brass 5 microns

Jämes C. Pellaton Royal Marine Chronometer

Royal Marine chronometer, the first wristwatch from Jämes C. Pellaton watches, is equipped with a manual winding movement featuring a high end tourbillon complication.

The Royal Marine chronometer watch is available in red gold, white gold and platinum versions. 12 models per version, total 36 watches with limited edition numbering on the case back.

Jämes C. Pellaton Royal Marine Chronometer watch red gold model

The finely crafted enamel and sapphire dial offers a glimpse to the movement parts and the tourbillon is visible at 6’o clock.

Jämes C. Pellaton Royal Marine Chronometer watch with red gold case

The Royal Marine chronometer watch by Jämes C. Pellaton boasts three centre hands for hour, minutes and date respectively. The date is displayed with a blue pointed hand and a retro grade scale beginning at 8:00 and ending at 2:00.

Jämes C. Pellaton Royal Marine Chronometer watch white gold model

A power reserve indicator is positioned near 10’o clock and the small seconds dial is placed about tourbillon at 6’o clock. All the five hands are in blued gold.

Jämes C. Pellaton Royal Marine Chronometer watch with white gold case

The Royal Marine chronometer watch houses an exclusive tourbillon movement. Beating at 21’600 vph, the 27-jewel mechanical winding Calibre 1898 JCP MD offers power reserve of 72 hours. The transparent sapphire crystal case back offers the view of movement that ticks inside.

Jämes C. Pellaton Royal Marine Chronometer red gold watch case back view

Made of gold or platinum, the watch case measuring 44mm diameter and 14.85 mm thickness.  The time setting crown at 3 o’ clock features a hand-engraved, black enameled JCP logo. This timepiece has a water resistance of 50 meters.

Jämes C. Pellaton Royal Marine Chronometer white gold watch case back view

Each Royal Marine chronometer watch comes with an alligator, hand-stitched leather strap with a gold folding clasp with engraving Jämes C. Pellaton.

Technical details

Model: Jämes C. Pellaton Royal Marine Chronometer

Movement
Calibre 1898 JCP MD
Reserved and protected movement
Diameter: 36,60 mm
Total height of movement: 9,70 mm
Number of components: 285 parts
Number of jewels: 27 Jewels
Power reserve: 72 minimum hours
Barrel: One barrel with a reverse pawl
Balance: With variable inertia screw
Escapement: with Swiss lever
Frequency: 21’600 Alt/h
Balance-spring: Breguet
Bottom plates: Wet blasting Nickel silver, hand-bevelled
Bridges: Wet blasting Nickel silver, hand-bevelled
Geartrain: Dentures NIHS, bevelling above and below
Tourbillon: 1 rotation per minute displayed at 6

Displays and complications    
Hours, minutes and date in the center
Small second at 6
Power reserve at 10
Retrograde date beginning at 8:00 (1) ending at 2:00 (31)

Case
12 red gold, 12 white gold, 12 platinum, domed sapphire crystal
Transparent background relief engravings, sapphire crystal
Numbered pieces, hand engraving, limited edition of 36 pieces
Diameter: 44. 00 mm; Height: 14.85 mm
Water resistance: 5 atm – 50 m
Crown: Hand-engraved, black enameled JCP logo.

Dial
Enamel, Sapphire
Hands: In blued gold / Gold case color, hand bevelled

Strap
Black or brown alligator, hand-stitched, gold folding clasp engraved Jämes C. Pellaton

Presentation case
Wood, Leather

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Royal Pink, Reference 116185-BBR

Originally introduced in 2009, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Royal Pink watch boasts an 18 ct Everose gold case fitted with a bezel set with baguette-cut diamonds. The bezel edge is set with brilliants.

The unique strap, featuring a folding clasp, combines stingray leather and rubber. The Royal Pink is also available on a strap set with diamonds. The dial decoration, a subtle combination of black lacquer and precious stones, suggests natural textures.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Royal Pink, Reference 116185-BBR

The blazes, the signature of the Royal Pink, are made up of 262 brilliants. The extremely intricate gem-setting requires great dexterity and expertise. Diamond hour markers provide the finishing touch to this exceptional piece. The Oyster Perpetual Datejust Royal Pink is a veritable jewel that includes all the well-known advantages of the Oyster.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Royal Pink, Reference 116185-BBR

Self-winding, equipped with a Perpetual rotor and certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), it is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet) and features a sapphire crystal and a Cyclops lens with anti-reflective coating.

Technical details

Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Royal Pink, Reference 116185-BBR

  • Calibre: 3135
  • Self-winding: Perpetual rotor
  • Power reserve: 48 hours
  • Date: Instantaneous change
  • Oscillator Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 beats/hour), Parachrom hairspring with Breguet overcoil
  • Chronometer: COSC certification
  • Diameter: 36 mm
  • Material: 18 ct Everose gold
  • Case: Gem-set bezel
  • Waterproofness: 100 m (330 ft)
  • Winding crown: Twinlock
  • Crystal: Sapphire, Cyclops lens with anti-reflective coating
  • Bracelet: Stingray leather and rubber strap (may be gem-set) with Oysterclasp

Romain Jerome Titanic DNA T-oxy IV Ultimate Rust Limited Edition

In the wake of the spectacular success of the oxidised timepieces in the Titanic-DNA collection, Romain Jerome is simultaneously announcing both the end of the rusted steel Toxy II self-winding model, and the launch of the rusted steel T-oxy IV or “Ultimate Rust”, issued in a special edition.

Romain Jerome Titanic DNA T-oxy IV Ultimate Rust Limited EditionThe rusted steel T-oxy II becomes the first collector’s piece in the Titanic-DNA collection. Having sold 2012 of these watches around the world, the House of Romain Jerome, as it had announced, is terminating production of the rusted steel T-oxy II, making this model the brand’s very first collector’s piece.

The Titanic-DNA T-oxy IV Ultimate Rust with its rusted, stabilised* bezel featuring the last possible stage of oxidation prior to the decomposition of steel. For those aficionados of the T-oxy Concept, the Ultimate Rust represents its practical variant.

Technical details

Model: Romain Jerome Titanic DNA T-oxy IV Ultimate Rust

Movement
Concepto by Jacquet C22RJ51

Function
Hours, minutes, seconds

Case
5N pink gold mat. 46mm in diameter
Bezel: Rusted stabilized steel Ultimate Rust *.
Back: Engraved medallion
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with an antireflective treatment on both side
Water-resistant: 5 Atm

Dial
Black with coal recovered from the Titanic

Strap
Rubber or Hornback crocodile leather

Edition
Limited Edition of 500 pieces

*The rusted steel horological creations in the ‘Titanic DNA’ series features an oxidized steel bezel which is the result of an extraordinary blend of authentic steel from the wreck lying 3840 meters under the sea, and from the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, where the Titanic was constructed nearly a century ago. Official certificates of authenticity guarantee the origin of materials used.

Zenith Elite 681 Ultra Thin

This classically handsome watch model by Zenith features a new ultra-thin 40 mm-diameter case housing the ideally suited extra-slim (3.81 mm) Elite 681 self-winding calibre, beating at 28’800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) and ensuring a 50-hour power reserve.

The case comes in a choice of 18-carat rose gold or stainless steel, while the sapphire crystal exhibition back provides a fascinating view of the movement with its tungsten oscillating weight adorned with a “Côtes de Genève” pattern. The domed sapphire watch glass is glareproofed on both sides to enhance readability of the facetted hour-markers, sword-shaped hour and minutes hands as well as small seconds at 9 o’clock. This admirably restrained dial is available in silver, black, slate-grey sunray or white-lacquered versions, as well as three limited editions (brown sunray, silver sunray with diamond hour-markers and black sunray with diamond hour-markers).

Clearly drawing on the brand’s heritage of mechanical movements and pure, uncluttered designs, the Elite 681 Ultra Thin is fitted with a black or brown alligator strap that is rubber-lined to enhance wearer comfort and equipped with an 18-carat rose gold or stainless steel pin buckle. It provides eloquent confirmation that understated elegance and aesthetic purity are truly timeless values.

Technical details
Movement
Elite 681, Automatic
Caliber: 11 1/2 “` (Diameter: 25.6 mm)
Height: 3.81 mm
Components: 128
Jewels: 27
Frequency: 28’800 VpH – (4 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 50 hours
Finishings: Tungsten oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” pattern

Case
Material: 18-carat Rose Gold or Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 40 mm
Opening Diameter: 34.45 mm
Crystal: Curved Sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
Case-back: Transparent Sapphire glass
Water-resistance: 5 ATM

Dial
Silver, Black, Slate-grey Sunray or White Lacquered.
Limited Editions dials:
– Brown Sunray (Ltd Ed. 250 units)
– Silver Sunray with diamonds hour markers (Ltd Ed. 100 units)
– Black Sunray with diamonds hour markers (Ltd Ed. 100 units)
Indexes: Rhodium Faceted with Gold Plating (or without for steel version)
Hands: Rhodium Faceted with Gold Plating (or without for steel version)

Functions
Hours and minutes in the center
Small second Hand at 9 o’clock

Strap & Buckle
Strap: Black or Brown Alligator Leather strap lined with rubber protection.
Buckle: 18-carat Rose Gold or Stainless Steel pin buckle

Products References:
Rose Gold: 18.2010.681/01.C498
Rose Gold: 18.2010.681/21.C493
Rose Gold: 18.2010.681/91.C493
Rose Gold: 18.2010.681/11.C498
Rose Gold Ltd: 18.2011.681/75.C498
Rose Gold Ltd: 18.2012.681/02.C498
Rose Gold Ltd: 18.2013.681/22.C493
Steel: 03.2010.681/01.C493

Straps References:
Brown Alligator: 27.00.2016.498
Black Alligator: 27.00.2016.493

Buckles References:
Rose Gold pin Buckle: 27.18.0016.001
Steel pin Buckle: 27.03.0016.001

PATTON P42 HYPERBARE

PATTON presents P42 HYPERBARE, a professional grade diving watch rated for a water resistance up to 1000 meters. The watch comes in a black PVD-coated brushed 316L stainless steel case and houses a Swiss made quartz movement.

The PATTON P42 HYPERBARE’s movement and all its internal elements are permanently immersed in a liquid developed from specific high density oil. This very technical and particularly complex process enables this watch to withstand abyssal depths. A small air bubble is permanently present in the case as compensation.

A PATTON P42 HYPERBARE was tested in real-life diving conditions using one of the world’s largest hydrostatic pressure tanks. The P42H was immersed by the BREST-IROISE team of IFREMER engineers in a giant hyperbaric tank filled with water and locked with hydraulic cylinders in order to stand up to the incredible pressure simulating very great depths.

The tank was computer operated from an adjoining room. The brand decided with the IFREMER engineers to increase the pressure by 10 bars per minute, i.e. 100 metres/m and to level out at 1000 metres for 10 minutes before decreasing the pressure at the same speed.

The verdict was revealed when the tank was opened: the PATTON P42H was brought up in perfect working condition, set as before its pressurisation down to the second. What is most incredible in this trial is the phenomenal force at these depths; at 1000 metres the pressure is 100 kg/cm2, representing over a tonne in weight pressing on the sapphire glass of P42.

Technical details

Waterproof to 1000 metres – 3300 feet
Black PVD-coated brushed 316L stainless steel case
Screw-down crown
Reinforced crown protection
Thick sapphire glass
7-coat JUMBO LUMINO dial numbers
Rubber, carbon or white waterproof spinnaker cloth strap
Swiss-made Quartz movement
Lithium battery

ALFEX BLACK LIGHT

In December 2009, ALFEX received the Good Design Award for the men’s model Black Light. This prestigious recognition catapults Alfex to the highest international design level and confirms the tremendous design potential of this independent Swiss watch maker, who is aiming for a standard that is not only based on product quality and that does not only appeal to the individual consumer, but to the world. The company’s constant commitment to good design is the true engine behind its success.

In this spirit, Alfex presented the world’s first wrist watch with three-dimensional dial. The indexes are made of clear sapphire glass, the hands move under the indexes. The name Black Light – a rhetorical oxymoron – describes the properties of the watch which make reading time by night a sensational experience, thanks to the fact that the indexes contain superluminova, while the jet black dial reflects the brightest light.

This unique three-dimensional design allows the wearer to virtually immerse himself in the watch. It is the expression of modern awareness where three-dimensional design represents our multi-faceted and complex lives.

A sophisticated design has the power to initiate change and to connect opposites. Designer Ivo Vaz, in collaboration with HEEA Design University in La Chaux-de-Fonds, has masterfully implemented this concept with Black Light.

The Black Light models from the Big Line collection are available in select stores in two versions: Steel case with an integrated black leather watchband, and case with black IP cover and integrated black leather watchband.

Technical details

Movement
ETA 955.412 quartz, 10 ½‘’’, 7 jewels

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds

Case
Black PVD or plain 316L stainless steel
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Black
Sapphire crystal hour-markers with Superluminova
Hands turn under the hour-markers

Bracelet/Strap
Black leather

NIVREL Special Editions – Le Chronograph Replique II

At unregular intervals, NIVREL introduces special editions to the market that mostly have a strict limitation as they are meant to be collector’s items. Latest treasure from Nivrel is the Chronographe Replique II. Both versions of this watch are a hommage to two different NIVREL chronographs from the 1950s. The original watches had been equipped with a mechanical winding chronograph movement calibre Landeron 47.

The replica models also feature a mechanical winding chronograph movement calibre Landeron 248. This movement is from the same product family that was built from 1933 until 1970. It has been beautifully refurbished by NIVREL, featuring details such as blued screws and gold-plated bridges.

At the beginning of the 1990s, NIVREL presented a replica model (Ref. N 515.001) of an old manual winding chronograph from the 1940s. It was limited to 100 pieces and sold out immediately. Today, the watch is a high regarded object for collectors.

In 2009 – some 15 years after the introduction of the first replica model – NIVREL presented a second model of this kind. The NIVREL Chronographe Replique II is available in two different versions. Both are – in a unique way – a hommage to two different NIVREL chronographs from the 1950s. The original watches had been equipped with a mechanical winding chronograph movement calibre Landeron 47.

The replica models also feature a mechanical winding chronograph movement calibre Landeron 248. This movement is from the same product family that was built from 1933 until 1970. The movement measures 13.75‘‘‘, has 17 jewels, a power reserve of 43 hours, and an oscillation of 18.000 A/h. The follow-up model of the original Landeron 47 has been beautifully refurbished by NIVREL, featuring details such as blued screws and gold-plated bridges.

Technical details: Manual winding chronograph movement calibre Landeron 248 | Steel case, sapphire crystal, screwed case back with sapphire crystal, diameter: 42 mm, height: 12.6 mm.

 

Sinn U1 W Diving Watch

The U1 W is a clean, distinctive and highly functional diving watch from Sinn. Its most outstanding characteristic: the white dial with luminous, glossy black indices and hands. White silicone strap with a black folding clasp.

Such as a non-detachable diver’s bezel, a case made of German submarine steel with TEGIMENT Technology for optimal resistance to seawater and with a Black Hard Coating. This watch has been tested based on the European standards for diving equipment and is pressure-resistant to a depth of 1000 meters. All this has been certified by Germanischer Lloyd, Hamburg.

Technical details

Movement
Mechanical Movement ETA 2824-2
Self-winding mechanism
25 bearing jewels
28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Seconds stop function
Shock resistant as per DIN 8308
Anti-magnetic as per DIN 8309

Case
Case made of German submarine steel, black Sapphire crystal glass in front, anti-reflective on both sides
Case back screw-fastened
Crown screwable
Water-resistant as per DIN 8310 Pressure-resistant up to 1,000 m diving depth (= 100 bar), certified by Germanischer Lloyd Hamburg According to the technical demands for the diving norm DIN 8306
Tested based on European diving equipment standards EN 250 / EN14143 and certified by Germanischer Lloyd Hamburg
Low pressure resistant

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds
Date display
Diver’s bezel with minute ratcheting and luminous key mark

SINN Technologies
Black Hard Coating on a TEGIMENT Technology basis Captive bezel

Dimensions and Weight
Case diameter: 44 mm
Band lug width: 22 mm
Case thickness: 14.3 mm
Weight without strap: 113 gramme

Dial and Hands
Matte white dial
Indices coated with luminescent colour
Hour, minute and second hand coated with luminescent colour

Warranty
2 years

Romain Jerome Moon Dust DNA Gold Mood Black & Steel Mood Silver

Launched in 2009 as the part of Romain Jerome Moon Dust DNA collection, the Moon Dust-DNA Gold Mood black model comes in a pink gold case fitted with bezel that evokes solar panels of space craft.

The bezel made with carbon fibre also incorporates steel comprising fragments from the Apollo XI spacecraft*- 5N pink gold. Produced in a limited edition of 1969 models, this timepiece houses a self-winding movement crafted by Concepto.

Another version, the Moon Dust – DNA Steel Mood silver is also available in a limited edition of 1969 pieces.

Technical details

Model: Moon Dust-DNA Gold Mood black

Romain Jerome Moon Dust DNA Gold Mood Black

Movement
Calibre C22RJ51 by Concepto, Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Jewels: 23
Power reserve: 42 hours
Water resistance: 5 atm

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock

Dial
Mineral structure containing Moon Dust* – black
Hands:inspired by solar panels of spacecraft – 5N pink gold

Case
46 mm – 5N pink gold
Bezel: Carbon fibres evoke solar panels of spacecraft, steel comprising fragments from the Apollo XI spacecraft, 5N pink gold
Paws: 5N pink gold
Screws: Star screws
Crown:designed as space tools

Strap
Alligator leather partly woven with fibres from an ISS* spacesuit
Buckle: 5N pink gold

Edition
Limited edition of 1969 pieces

Moon Dust – DNA Steel Mood silver

Romain Jerome Moon Dust DNA Steel Mood Silver

Movement
Calibre C22RJ51by Concepto, Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Jewels: 23
Power reserve: 42 hours
Water resistance: 5 atm

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock

Dial
Mineral structure containing Moon Dust* – silver
Hands inspired by solar panels of spacecraft

Case
46 mm
Bezel: Carbon fibres evoke solar panels of spacecraft – steel comprising fragments from the Apollo XI spacecraft*
Paws: polished steel
Screws: Star screws
Crown designed as space tools

Strap
Alligator leather partly woven with fibres from an ISS* spacesuit
Buckle: polished steel

Edition
Limited edition of 1969 pieces.

*Romain Jerome guarantees that the origin of each of these materials is duly certified by a legal document authenticated in Switzerland. Each piece in the Moon Dust-DNA collection will also be accompanied by a certificate from the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) saluting the approach of Romain Jerome and the tribute it is thereby rendering to the conquest of space.

Olivier Randin Collection Maschera

Swiss watch brand Olivier Randin’s collection Maschera has been developed through the special collaboration with Marc Pasini, an artist based in Paris. For this Olivier Randin developed a new fabrication technology which enables the brand to make absolutely all colors on a dial. Olivier Randin presents this collection in three pieces in one box.
Maschera Rubata Ref OR-DMAS
Dial designed by Marc Pasini, Stainless steel case, See through casing, Manual winding movement 6498 with or with out small seconds, 46 hours power reserve, Finishing with black PVD, Water resistance 30 m

Masque de Venise -Maschera Ref OR-MAS
Dial designed by Marc Pasini, Stainless steel case and See through casing, Manual winding movement 6497 with or with out small seconds, 46 hours power reserve, “Cotes de Geneve” Finishing, Water resistance 30 m

Olivier Randin Moveo, Ref OR – MOV

Made by Swiss watch brand Olivier Randin, dial of this watch model is composed of three H/Min/Sec discs. The two external discs express the hours and the minutes respectively on the left and on the right. The disc of the center expresses the seconds. An automatic movement supports this disc and allows a continuous and soft rotation. No adjustment can be done on this disc. In fact, it can turn only when the watch is carried.

The movement of the wrist allows automatic movement to take care and thus to make swivel its disc. The innovation is in the type of dial without needle which dissociates the conventional reading of the hour like in the aesthetics of the shape of the chronometer. MOVEO transforms the watch making tradition to make of it, in the originality, a temporary ornament. The central disc is left free with the choice of its owner.
Special features:  Jump hours by the left disc, minutes on the right and the central disc expresses the seconds. No adjustment can be done on this disc. An automatic movement holds up this disc and permits a continuous rotation. De facto it ca only revolve when the watch is being worn.

  • Movements: self winding mechanical base ETA and Quartz ETA
  • Discs: Set with white diamonds, rubies, emeralds and personalized central disc
  • Dial: White gold, black enamel cloisonné, Rhodium, DLC or PVD
  • Watch case: White, Pink or yellow gold
  • Case dimensions: 65 mm horizontal and 35 mm width
  • Straps: Black alligator leather or galuchat

Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer

The term “chronometer” denotes an especially accurate watch, such as those that were necessary in the past for determining the time needed for sea and air navigation. Today, just as in the past, official independent institutes test the exacting level of rate precision of these timepieces utilizing standardized measuring procedures. Only with certification from an authorized institute is a timepiece allowed to be called a chronometer. It goes without saying that at Glashütte Original all manually wound calibers are tested according to these strict criteria: the Senator Chronometer is the first timepiece with official confirmation in the form of a certificate.

Precise synchronization of the minute and second hands has now been made possible by re-designed Glashütte Original manual winding Caliber 58-01, which powers the Senator Chronometer model. A novel stop-seconds/reset mechanism allows the wearer to set the precise time with ease. Pulling the crown stops the time display and causes the second hand to jump to the beginning position, where it remains; the minute hand moves simultaneously to the next full minute. When the crown is then turned to set the time, the minute hand stops only on the indication of the full minute, thus always guaranteeing the correct relationship between the minutes and seconds displayed.

The classic appearance of the Senator Chronometer’s dial is reminiscent of the characteristic layout of a pocket chronometer. The silver dial is home to subsidiary seconds and power reserve displays along the central axis; the latter, located at 12 o’clock, loyally displays the energy remaining to the hour. The characteristic Glashütte Original panorama date display located at 3 o’clock now contains a sophisticated enhancement created by the manufactory’s designers enabling the date display to instantly change precisely at midnight.

The movement now also sports a day/night indicator that makes setting the time in relation to the date change even easier: From 6:00 am until 6:00 pm the small circle located between the power reserve indicator and the center of the dial is white, and from 6:00 pm until 6:00 am it is black.

The silver dial provides a richly contrasting surface for the polished, blued sweep minute and pear-shaped hour hands. Displaying a typical attention to detail, the hand arbor is, of course, hand polished. A milled railroad chapter ring encircles the Senator Chronometer’s central time display in a perfectly harmonious way, and the milled Roman numerals add to the timepiece’s genuinely classic appearance. A lavish manufacturing process goes into making the dial’s seemingly simple surface. Glashütte Original consciously opted to employ a vintage tradition: a technique known as l’argenture grainée, a frosted silver plating.

The first step in the process consists of machine-blasting the surface of the brass dial with a mixture of water, chalk, and wood. Then a paste containing silver powder and water is carefully applied by hand to the blasted surface. The result is a charmingly purist dial that magically attracts the observer’s eye with its refined surface structure.

An antireflective sapphire crystal case back protects manually wound Caliber 58-01, showcasing the finely finished movement, which is an eye-catching example of Glashütte watch making with its three-quarter plate, screw-mounted gold chatons, and hand engraved balance cock. Of special note are the newly developed planetary gears that control the display of the movement’s power reserve. This elegant timekeeper has a power reserve of 45 hours.

The simple, yet impressive, Senator Chronometer is available in either rose or white gold, and is held in place perfectly by a black Louisiana alligator skin strap with a folding clasp for a secure and comfortable fit.

Technical details

Reference
58-01-01-01-04 (Rose gold case)
58-01-01-04-04 (White gold case)

Case
Diameter: 42.0 mm
Height: 12.3 mm
Waterproof up to:5 ATM
Glass: Sapphire crystal, on both sides anti-reflective
Bottom: Sapphire crystal, inside anti-reflective

Movement & dial
Caliber 58-01 Manual winding movement
Dimensions: Diameter: 35.0 mm, Height: 6.5 mm
Balance: Screw balance
Oscillating frequency:28,800 vph, equivalent to 4 Hz
Power Reserve:45 hours (- 1 %)
Balance spring Nivarox flat spring
Shock protection: Incabloc
Jewel bearings: 58
Central hour and minute, small second, power reserve, day/night indicator, stop-seconds/reset mechanism with minute detent, panorama date at 3 o’clock, blued hands, exquisitely finished movement, polished steel parts, bevelled edges, Glashütte three-quarter plate with Glashütte stripe finish, screw mounted gold chatons, hand-engraved balance cock, swan-neck fine adjustment

OMEGA Constellation 2009

In 1982, OMEGA launched a watch which introduced a particularly radical and enduring design concept. The watch was the Constellation Manhattan and its now-famous “Griffes” or claws placed it among the ranks of the world’s most instantly identifiable timepieces. The Griffes were not only striking aesthetically, but were also highly functional in those days: they held the sapphire crystal and gasket firmly against the case, contributing to the watch’s water resistance.

While the Griffes were initially introduced for their functionality, their individuality played a greater role in the Constellation’s remarkable popularity than anyone could have imagined: they became the trademark which defined the watch line. A compelling argument could be made that if the dials were removed from most watches, only experts and enthusiasts would be able to tell them apart. Such was not the case with the OMEGA Constellation, which could be distinguished immediately from across a room and at any angle.

Constellation 95 and “My Choice” 
In 1995 marked another milestone for the Constellation. That was the year that OMEGA started working with brand ambassadors, prominent among them supermodel Cindy Crawford. Cindy actively participated in the design selection process with OMEGA’s watch specialists and the Constellation famously became “Cindy’s Choice”.

Those watches were the initial releases of the Constellation 95 line which has, since its launch, been a favourite for OMEGA fans around the world.

Cindy’s advertisements for the Constellation 95 developed, over time, into OMEGA’s My Choice campaign: an image of a popular OMEGA ambassador is displayed in the brand’s posters and advertisements along with a photograph of a watch from Constellation 95 family, and a text limited to the subject’s name and the words MY CHOICE.

OMEGA Constellation 2009
The next phase in the evolution of this popular and recognizable wristwatch – OMEGA’s re-design of the entire Constellation line – was one of the most eagerly anticipated global launches of 2009.

These new Constellations bear a strong family resemblance to their ancestors. The Constellation star is at the 6 o’clock position on each one and still has the famous claws which have been refined and updated. Their bracelets have the familiar horizontal links but the new “Mono Rang” bracelets, which feature butterfly clasps, have been re-engineered for maximum comfort.

The Constellation 09 watches also have some features which set them apart from their forebears. The striking dials, in silver, champagne, white pearled mother-of-pearl, black, and brown, are enhanced by the supernova pattern emanating from the Constellation star – a dramatic design feature which was first introduced in 2008’s Constellation 160 Years model. Their “Dauphine plume” hands are either rhodium plated or made of 18 Ct red or yellow gold and coated with Super-LumiNova.

Like their predecessors, the new Constellations are both sporty and elegant. The re-designed family has been created in five sizes: 24 mm, 27 mm, 31 mm, 35 mm and 38 mm.  The two smaller models feature the OMEGA quartz calibre 1376; the 35 mm watches are available either with the quartz calibre 1532 or with OMEGA’s Co-Axial calibre 2500. The 31 and 38 mm versions feature OMEGA’s revolutionary in-house Co-Axial calibres 8520/8521 and 8500/8501 respectively.

All of the new Constellations are water resistant to a depth of 100 metres.

OMEGA Constellation 24mm Quartz

Movement
Omega calibre 1376
Quartz movement
Battery life: 32 months
Display: Central hour-minute hands

Case
18Ct red or yellow gold, bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Diameter: 24.00 mm
Height: 8.07 mm
Water resistant up to: 100 m (330 ft)
Brushed or polished case with polished claws; brushed bezel with tone-in-tone Roman numerals or polished bezel set with diamonds
Polished crown embossed with Ω
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside
4-screw fixed caseback, vertically-brushed and stamped with the Constellation Observatory medallion

Dial
Supernova dial starting from the star, in MOP, black, brown or champagne colours; pearled MOP; sun-brushed dial starting from the star, in champagne or silver colours
Applied polished 18Ct gold or rhodium-plated hour-marking elements:
– Diamond index
– Trapezoidal half-moon index + diamond
– Rectangular half-moon index
Applied polished 18Ct gold or rhodium-plated Ω, Constellation star
Hands: Polished facetted 18Ct gold or rhodium-plated hour-minute hands; white Super-LumiNova

Bracelet
18Ct red or yellow gold, bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Bracelet with butterfly clasp, brushed or polished links and polished bars, 18Ct gold matt Ω on clasp

Diamonds (estimation)
Bezel: 28x, full-cut, Ø1.50mm, totalling 0.34ct
Dial
– Diamond index: 12x, single-cut, Ø1.30mm, totalling 0.10ct
– ½ moon+diamond index: 12x, single-cut, Ø0.75mm, totalling 0.02ct

OMEGA Constellation 27mm Quartz

Movement
Omega calibre 1376
Quartz movement
Battery life: 32 months
Display: Central hour-minute hands

Case
18Ct red or yellow gold, bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Height: 8.67 mm
Water resistant up to: 100 m (330 ft)
Brushed or polished case with polished claws; brushed bezel with tone-in-tone Roman numerals or polished bezel set with diamonds
Polished crown embossed with Ω
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside
4-screw fixed caseback, vertically-brushed and stamped with the Constellation Observatory medallion

Dial
Supernova dial starting from the star, in MOP, black, brown or champagne colours; pearled MOP; sun-brushed dial starting from the star, in champagne or silver colours
Applied polished 18Ct gold or rhodium-plated hour-marking elements:
– Diamond index
– Trapezoidal half-moon index + diamond
– Rectangular half-moon index
Applied polished 18Ct gold or rhodium-plated Ω, Constellation star
Hands: Polished facetted 18Ct gold or rhodium-plated hour-minute hands; white Super-LumiNova

Bracelet
18Ct red or yellow gold, bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Bracelet with butterfly clasp, brushed or polished links and polished bars, 18Ct gold matt Ω on clasp

Diamonds (estimation)
Bezel: 32x, full-cut, Ø1.60mm, totalling 0.50ct
Dial:
– Diamond index: 12x, single-cut, Ø1.40mm, totalling 0.13ct
– ½ moon+diamond index: 12x, single-cut, Ø0.85mm, totalling 0.03ct

OMEGA Constellation 31mm Automatic

Movement
Omega Co-Axial Calibres 8520 / 8521
Self-winding movement in both directions
Officially certified chronometer
Jewels: 28
Frequency: 25’200 A/h (3.5 Hz)
Power reserve: 50 hours

Exclusive features with:
– Silicon “Si 14” balance-spring on Omega free sprung-balance
– Co-Axial Escapement with 3 levels
–  NIVACHOC
– Barrel with anti-wear DLC coating

Special luxury finish:
– 18 Ct red gold rotor and balance bridge for 18 Ct gold and precious metal models;  monochrome rhodium-plated rotor and bridges for stainless steel and bi-colour variants
– Geneva waves in arabesque
– Blackened screws, barrel and balance wheel

Display
Central hour-minute-seconds hands, date window at 3H

Case
18Ct white or red or yellow gold, bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Height: 11.87 mm
Water resistant up to: 100 m (330 ft)
Brushed case with polished claws
Brushed bezel with tone-in-tone Roman numerals or polished bezel set with diamonds
Polished crown embossed with Ω
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Screw-in caseback with sapphire crystal

Dial
Lacquered supernova or sun-brushed dial starting from the star; MOP supernova & MOP dials are not lacquered
Hour-marks either with diamond index in 18Ct gold holder or applied 18Ct gold trapezoidal half-moon index (diamond-polished sides and vertically-brushed top); white Super-LumiNova
Applied polished 18Ct gold Ω, Constellation star and trapezoidal date window

Hands
Facetted 18Ct gold hands, white Super-LumiNova
Hour-minute hands with diamond-polished sides with vertically-brushed top

Bracelet
18Ct white or red or yellow gold, bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Bracelet with butterfly clasp, brushed links & polished bars, 18Ct gold matt Ω on clasp

Diamonds (estimation)
– Bezel: 34x, full-cut, Ø1.80mm, totalling 0.6936ct
– Dial: 11x, single-cut, Ø1.70mm, totalling 0.1925ct

OMEGA Constellation 35mm Automatic

Movement
Exclusive Omega calibre 2500
Self-winding movement in both directions
Officially certified chronometer
Jewels: 27
Frequency: 25’200 A/h (3.5 Hz)
Power reserve: 48 hours

Exclusive features with:
– Co-Axial Escapement
– Omega free sprung-balance

Display
Central hour-minute-seconds hands, date window at 3H

Case
18Ct red or yellow gold, bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Height: 10.76 mm
Water resistant up to: 100 m (330 ft)
Brushed case with polished claws
Brushed bezel with tone-in-tone Roman numerals or polished bezel set with diamonds
Polished crown embossed with Ω
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside
Screw-in caseback with sapphire crystal

Dial
Silver, black, brown or champagne sun-brushed dial starting from the star
Hour-marks either with diamond index set in 18Ct gold holder or applied 18Ct gold or rhodium-plated trapezoidal half-moon index (diamond-polished sides and vertically-brushed top); Super-LumiNova
Applied polished 18Ct gold or rhodium-plated , Constellation star and trapezoidal date window

Hands
18Ct gold or rhodium-plated hour-minute hands (diamond-polished sides & vertically-brushed top); gold- or rhodium-plated seconds hand; Super-LumiNova

Bracelet
18Ct red or yellow gold, bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Bracelet with butterfly clasp, brushed links & polished bars,  18Ct gold matt Ω on clasp

Diamonds (estimation)
Bezel: 34x, full-cut, Ø2.00mm, totalling 0.997ct
Dial: 11x, single-cut, Ø1.70mm, totalling 0.1925ct

OMEGA Constellation 35mm Jewellery, Automatic

Movement
Same as OMEGA Constellation 35mm Automatic (Omega calibre 2500)
Display: Central hour-minute-seconds hands, date window at 3H

Case

18Ct white, red or yellow gold
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Height: 10.76 mm
Water resistant up to: 100 m (330 ft)
Polished case with polished claws and bezel set with diamonds
Polished crown set with one diamond briolette
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside
Screw-in caseback with sapphire crystal

Dial
Engraved supernova MOP dial starting from the star
Diamond index set in 18Ct gold holders
Applied polished 18Ct gold, Constellation star and trapezoidal date window

Hands
Facetted 18Ct gold hands, white Super-LumiNova
Hour-minute hands with diamond-polished sides & vertically-brushed top

Strap
18Ct gold screw-fixed white rubber strap (horizontal lined, grooved back for wearer’s comfort) with polished 18Ct fold over clasp

Diamonds (estimation)
Bezel: 34x, full-cut, Ø2.00mm, totalling 0.997ct
Claws: 54x, full-cut, Ø1.00-1.30mm, totalling 0.356ct
Crown: 1x, briolette-cut, Ø4.00mm, 0.20ct
Dial: 11x, single-cut, Ø1.70mm, totalling 0.1925ct

OMEGA Constellation 35mm Quartz

Movement
Omega calibre 1532
Quartz movement
Battery life: 25 months (EOL)
Display: Central hour-minute hands, date window at 3H

Case
Bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Height: 10.11 mm
Water resistant up to: 100 m (330 ft)
Brushed case with polished claws and brushed bezel with tone-in-tone Roman numerals
Polished crown embossed with Ω
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside
4-screw fixed caseback, vertically-brushed and embossed with the Constellation Observatory medallion; serial n° at bottom

Dial
Silver, black or champagne sun-brushed dial starting from the star
Applied 18Ct gold or rhodium-plated trapezoidal half-moon index (diamond-polished sides and vertically-brushed top); Super-LumiNova
Applied polished 18Ct gold or rhodium-plated, Constellation star and trapezoidal date window

Hands
18Ct gold or rhodium-plated hour-minute hands (diamond-polished sides & vertically-brushed top); gold- or rhodium-plated seconds hand; Super-LumiNova

Bracelet
Bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Bracelet with butterfly clasp, brushed links & polished bars, 18Ct gold matt Ω on clasp

OMEGA Constellation 35mm Smalls Seconds, Automatic

Movement
Exclusive Omega calibre 2202
Self-winding movement in both directions
Officially certified chronometer
Jewels: 33
Frequency: 25’200 A/h (3.5 Hz)
Power reserve: 48 hours
Exclusive features with:
– Co-Axial Escapement
– Omega free sprung-balance
– Power reserve: 48 hours
Luxury finish
Display: Central hour-minute hands, small-seconds at 6H

Case
18Ct red gold
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Height: 11.13 mm
Water resistant up to: 100 m (330 ft)
Brushed case with polished claws and bezel set with diamonds
Polished crown set with one diamond briolette
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Screw-in caseback with sapphire crystal

Dial
MOP or brown, supernova dial starting from the centre of the small-seconds subdial
Diamond index set in 18Ct gold holders, Ø increases from 6H to 12H
Applied polished 18Ct small-seconds track ring fully set with diamonds
Applied polished 18Ct gold , Constellation star; star at 12H
Hands: Polished facetted 18Ct gold hands, white Super-LumiNova

Strap
18Ct gold screw-fixed white MOP or brown alligator strap with brushed 18Ct gold foldover clasp
Fitting: 24mm between lugs, 18mm on clasp

Diamonds (estimation)
Bezel: 36x, full-cut, Ø2.00mm, totalling 1.06ct
Claws: 50x, full-cut, Ø1.00-1.30mm, totalling 0.36ct
Crown: 1x, briolette-cut, Ø3.00mm, 0.08ct
Dial: 12x, single-cut, Ø1.00-1.60mm, totalling 0.10ct
Subdial: 32x, single-cut, Ø0.60mm, totalling 0.05ct
TOTAL: 131x, totalling 1.65ct

OMEGA Constellation 38mm, Automatic

Movement
Omega Co-Axial Calibres 8500 / 8501
Self-winding movement in both directions
Officially certified chronometer
Jewels: 39
Frequency: 25’200 A/h (3.5 Hz)
Power reserve: 60 hours

Exclusive features with:
– Time zone function
– Co-Axial Escapement with 3 levels
– Omega free sprung-balance
– Twin DLC-coated barrels mounted in series
– NIVACHOC
– Bi-directional self-winding mechanism with Zirconium slide-bearing

Special luxury finish:
– 18 Ct red gold rotor and balance bridge for 18 Ct gold and precious metal models;  monochrome rhodium-plated rotor and bridges for stainless steel and bi-colour variants
– Geneva waves in arabesque
– Blackened screws, barrels and balance wheel

Display
Central hour-minute-seconds hands, date window at 3H

Case
18Ct white or red or yellow gold, bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Diameter: 38.00 mm
Height: 12.52 mm
Water resistant up to: 100 m (330 ft)
Brushed case with polished claws
Brushed bezel with tone-in-tone Roman numerals or polished bezel set with diamonds
Polished crown embossed with Ω
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Screw-in caseback with sapphire crystal

Dial
Lacquered sun-brushed dial starting from the star
Hour-marks either with diamond index set in 18Ct gold holder or applied 18Ct gold trapezoidal half-moon index (diamond-polished sides and vertically-brushed top); Super-LumiNova
Applied polished 18Ct gold, Constellation star and trapezoidal date window

Hands
Facetted 18Ct gold hands, white Super-LumiNova
Hour-minute hands with diamond-polished sides with vertically-brushed top

Bracelet
18Ct white or red or yellow gold, bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Bracelet with butterfly clasp, brushed links & polished bars, 18Ct gold matt Ω on clasp

Diamonds (estimation)
Bezel: 34x, full-cut, Ø2.20mm, totalling 1.305ct
Dial: 11x, full-cut, Ø1.90mm, totalling 0.267ct

Audemars Piguet Millenary Carbon One Tourbillon Chronograph Limited Edition

Launched in 2009, the Millenary Carbon One is exclusively developed by Audemars Piguet’s cutting-edge research laboratory which combines the finest talents – engineers, designers and watchmakers – from both of the company’s production sites in Le Brassus and Le Locle.

Produced in a limited series of 120 watches, this timepiece is inspired by motor sports and their extraordinary ultra-light high-performance speed machines, while adopting the oval shape of the Millenary as a spectacular playground. Its key strengths include a three-dimensional design, innovative materials, and a 100% proprietary movement equipped with a tourbillon, a chronograph and a 10-day power reserve.

Audemars Piguet Millenary Carbon One Tourbillon Chronograph Limited Edition

The Millenary Carbon One embodies the pursuit of research into three-dimensional design that began several years ago with the Tradition d’Excellence N°5, the Millenary with deadbeat seconds, or the classic Jules Audemars Chronometer with Audemars Piguet escapement.

Audemars Piguet Millenary Carbon One Tourbillon Chronograph Limited Edition

Three-dimensional design aims to move beyond the classic opposition between outside and inside, between the interior of the watch – its movement – and the exterior – meaning the case and the dial with its multiple displays.

Thanks to the open-worked dial, the Millenary Carbon One clearly reveals the manner in which its parts are layered on various levels. It shows a calibre featuring a modern design that plays on symmetrical effects such as between the barrels and their bridges on either side of the chronograph counter; on redesigned shapes such as the Tourbillon Bridge; and on materials.

The latter focus on black, with blackened steel for the bridges on the dial side, eloxed aluminium for the bridges on the underside and carbon for the mainplate. This is however a very special carbon, an isotropic material composed of carbon nanofibres injected at an extremely high pressure of 7500 N/cm2 and at a temperature of 2400°C in order to achieve a material boasting mechanical, physical and chemical stability in all directions.

This amorphous and chemically neutral composite material maintains its dimensions over a broad range of temperatures. Due to its absolutely minimal elastic deformation, this carbon also features exceptional mechanical properties well suited to driving in metal elements, such as the foot screws in the body of the mainplate. Once in place, these components thus guarantee optimal stability. Guided by a concern to achieve consistency and continuity, black high-tech materials are also used for the watch exterior.

Audemars Piguet Millenary Carbon One Tourbillon Chronograph Limited Edition

The case is in forged carbon, an ultra-light and resistant material exclusively developed by Audemars Piguet, from the manufacturing method through to the related tools. The sophisticated shapes of the Millenary are achieved thanks to an appropriate mould.

Its exceptional hardness of 626 Vickers can be compared with the 420 Vickers score for alacrite, already a highly resistant material. The case middle and lugs are made all of a piece. Audemars Piguet then displays the full force of its expertise in the machining process. The inside of the case and the correction of the various drilled holes can thus be meticulously finished.

The result is a silky feel with softly rounded shapes for a sturdy yet ultra-light case : the Millenary Carbon One weights just 69.44 grams.

The bezel, crown and pushers are in ceramics, with a shiny black appearance that stands out beautifully against the matt shade of the forged carbon.

The blackened steel on the case-back and AP folding clasp on the strap adds another interesting visual contribution. Rarely has a palette of black shades been so subtle, magnifying the white and red accents of the hour- markers, hands, chronograph counter and power-reserve display that ensure optimal readability and enliven the dial of this extremely exclusive limited series.

Thanks to this plunging view of the movement and to the choice of materials, the predominant impression is black, sporty and high-tech, with a few touches of white and red that are distinctly reminiscent of racing car dashboard instruments. In another nod to the automobile world, the offset grid on the subdial at 3 o’clock evokes ventilation ducts and is a component in its own right, which means the dial has to be made in several parts.

Audemars Piguet Calibre 2884 is an oval hand-wound movement entirely developed and crafted by AP. It is a complex movement equipped with a tourbillon, an ultra-efficient column-wheel chronograph mechanism and twin barrels.

Audemars Piguet Calibre 2884 hand-wound movement

The 80-part tourbillon of the Millenary Carbon One is fixed to a blackened steel bridge with an entirely reworked design.

Mounted on an aluminium base and specifically built to match the dimensions of the oval case of the Millenary, the chronograph mechanism comprises an extremely efficient coupling lever.

Apart from its tip which is contact with the column wheel, the lever is entirely machined in black PVD-coated nickel. It enables double adjustment, thereby guaranteeing enhanced precision and avoiding any jerking of the chronograph hand when the function is activated. The position of the chronograph push-button adds to the originality and sporting character of this watch that resembles a stop watch.

The chronograph is stopped and started by the push-button at 10 o’clock, and reset by the one at 2 o’clock. The column wheel can be easily admired through the back of the watch which is fitted with a sapphire crystal pane, thereby also providing a chance to get a closer look at the skilfully cut black eloxed aluminium bridges and the elegant finishing featuring alternating polished and brushed surfaces.

The crown on this model is fitted with a torque-restricting device that avoids excess strain during the winding process.

The Millenary Carbon One is equipped with two parallel-coupled barrels ensuring an exceptional 10-day power reserve. The latter is read off on a red and white indicator positioned on the left of the dial.

This rapid-rotation twin-barrel system – with a maximum number of revolutions restricted to 19.75 – guarantees constant force during the full ten days of autonomy, thus resulting in enhanced efficiency and improved timekeeping. The available power reserve actually amounts to twelve days, but an ingenious locking system concentrates the watch operation on the ten days with the most regular running.

Audemars Piguet Millenary Carbon One Tourbillon Chronograph Limited Edition

The barrels play a considerable role in aesthetic terms. Adorned with the prestigious Audemars Piguet signature, they appear in the very depths of the mechanism through the dial, at the heart of the movement, thereby accentuating the three- dimensional effect. The same goes for the carbon mainplate which can be glimpsed on an even lower level of the layered movement.

Audemars Piguet Millenary Carbon One Tourbillon Chronograph Limited Edition

The Millenary Carbon One thereby perfectly integrates form and content. Calibre 2884 guarantees peerless performance, while the generous space provided by the oval shape of the case creates a spectacular stage-setting for the movement which is visible from both sides and thus becomes an integral part of the design.

Technical details

Model: Millenary Carbon One Tourbillon Chronograph
Reference: 26152AU.OO.D002CR.01

Case
Forged carbon with black ceramic bezel, crown and push-buttons
Dimensions: 47 x 42 mm
Cambered glare proofed sapphire crystal
Blackened titanium back fitted with sapphire crystal
Limited edition of 120
Water resistant to 20 metres

Movement
Calibre: 2884 hand-wound with twin barrel and tourbillon
Carbon mainplate
Bridges in eloxed aluminium and blackened steel
Total diameter: 38.40 x 33.40 mm
Casing diameter: 37.40 x 32.40 mm
Thickness: 9.7 mm
30 jewels
336 parts
Up to 240-hour power reserve
Cadence of the balance: 21,600 vibrations per hour
Finishing: all parts decorated by hand.

Dial
Open-worked to reveal the movement
White hour-markers with luminescent coating
Blackened luminescent hands

Functions
Hours and minutes
Chronograph
Power-reserve indicator

Strap
Hand-sewn “large square scale” crocodile leather with AP folding clasp in blackened titanium

OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean ‘Jewellery’ Collection

Introduced in 2009 the Seamaster Planet Ocean ‘Jewellery’ collection offers fully functional diver’s watches with all of the technical prowess implied by Omega’s experience making diver’s watches since the 1940s, including water resistance to 600 metres (2000 feet), a unidirectional rotating bezel and a helium-release valve to reduce the pressure. But they are also luxuriantly diamond-set, with painstaking craft worthy of the best jewellery watches.

They look immensely suave and sophisticated at the most glamorous of evening events, worn on the cuff of a dress shirt or with a gorgeous gown.

For, as befits a watch which transcends so many limits, the Seamaster Planet Ocean ‘Jewellery’ watch was designed with neither men nor women specifically in mind but is for anyone taken by its fancy. It is a top quality diver’s watch that will probably never be used for diving, but is a stunning talking point, a watch to be seen in.

In 2004, when the Seamaster Planet Ocean range was first launched, its large sizes – 45.5 mm and 42 mm – seemed very masculine, but now women love large sized watches. So this model can appeal equally to a woman who wants a large, glamorous watch, or to the increasing number of men who want diamond watches.

At the original Seamaster Planet Ocean 2004 launch, the watch was featured in steel with a black or orange bezel. The latter became a cult model, setting a colour trend for sports watches that still persists. The Seamaster Planet Ocean ‘Jewellery’ Collection represents a radical departure, one which has an equally bright future.

There are two models, both with Omega’s legendary Co-Axial escapement, self-winding movements and COSC certification. Both have a brushed stainless steel case and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal that is anti-reflective on both sides. And both feature a screw-in caseback stamped with the Seahorse medallion.

The dials are lacquered black with applied Arabic numerals. They feature the Omega name and logo and indexes and hands coated with white Super-LumiNova. The integrated black alligator strap is fitted with a polished stainless steel fold-over clasp.

The chronograph, at 45.5 mm, has a sporty air, despite its bezel of 45 sizeable diamonds totalling 2.65 carats. It has a small seconds counter at 9 o’clock, a 30-minute recorder at 3 and a 12-hour recorder at 6, with a small date window at 4:30.

The sleek, elegant chronometer comes in 45.5 mm and 42 mm diameters, the latter with 45 slightly smaller diamonds totalling 1.73 carats. All models have a black triangular dive minute marker with white Super-LumiNova dot, at 12 o’clock.

The Seamaster Planet Ocean Jewellery is also available with a white leather strap and a white dial.

OMEGA – Aqua Terra Ladies’ Jewellery Collection & Seamaster Aqua Terra “Fine Jewellery” Collection, Edition 2009

Introduced in 2009, the Aqua Terra Ladies “Jewellery” Collection is uncompromisingly luxurious. The watches are accentuated with 11 Top Wesselton diamond hour markers totalling 0.19 carat and their bezels sparkle with 44 more diamonds with a combined weight of 0.77 carat. The 30 mm cases are presented either with matching bracelets or exclusive integrated white mother-of-pearl alligator straps.

Delivered with the OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 8520/8521 and the “Si 14” silicon balance spring, these timepieces blend compelling design excellence with extraordinary timekeeping performance. The Aqua Terra Ladies’ watches are also available with stainless steel case bodies and bracelets and the OMEGA quartz calibre 1424.

The Fine Jewellery watches take the “Teak Concept” to a new level: they are highlighted with vertically set diamonds. Their 30 mm, 18 Ct white gold case bodies are also paved with Top Wesselton diamonds, as are the 18 Ct white gold bracelets.

Each of the three models in the Collection represents a commitment to luxury watchmaking. The differences are in the details:

The most extravagant of the designs is resplendent in Top Wesselton baguette and round diamonds. This remarkable timepiece features 1434 Top Wesselton diamonds with a combined weight of 17.56 carats.

The second model in the Collection is also defined by its elegance: its white gold casebody is fully set with round diamonds; the bezel is paved with 44 baguettes with a total weight of 1.32 carats. This version has an astonishing total of 1560 diamonds with a combined weight of more than 14 carats.

The third member of the Seamaster Aqua Terra “Fine Jewellery” Collection, while a bit more modest than its siblings, is also a perfect blend of contemporary mechanical watchmaking and jewelled opulence. This model is enhanced with 726 diamonds whose combined weight totals more than 7 carats.

Bovet AMADEO Jumping Hours, Only Watch Edition 2009

At its annual Salon in January 2010, BOVET unveiled its fabulous collection named AMADEO. This crowning achievement will undoubtedly mark a major turning point in the history of BOVET. Presaging this new chapter in the development of BOVET collections, it was in Monaco, on 24 September 2009, that the first AMADEO timepiece was presented by ONLY WATCH at the auction on behalf of children suffering from muscular dystrophy.
Following an initial successful collaboration in 2005, BOVET stepped forward for the second time to support this worthy cause, donating one of the most emblematic of watches, namely the Jumping Hours, complete with miniature painting on its mother of-pearl dial. After several bids, this exceptional timepiece was acquired by an American collector for the very gratifying sum of €90,000.

Technical details
Model: Jumping Hours – Only Watch 09

Case
18K rose gold, 42mm, bow, case-side and lug engraved in the Fleurisanne style
Open case-back
Miniature table clock case-back

Functions
Hours on disc legible through an aperture at 8 o’clock;Rotating mother-of-pearl minute-circle with sapphire cabochon indices on the interior flange

Movement
BOVET Haute Horlogerie automatic movement with 55-hour power reserve
22K gold oscillating weight decorated in the Fleurisanne style

Dial
Black mother-of-pearl with miniature painting of the Mona Lisa
Unique Piece

Bracelet
Hand-stitched alligator
18K gold folding buckle engraved in the Fleurisanne style
Chain: 18K rose gold with bow attachment system for the pocket-watch version

Hublot King Power Alinghi Limited Edition

Luxury watch maker Hublot presents “The King Power Alinghi”,a new exclusive chronograph watch model sporting the colours of the Swiss Defender of the 33rd America’s Cup.The King Power Alinghi echoes the expertise and precision of the Defender yacht built for the America’s Cup. New developments, cutting edge technology and materials, a focus on the excellence of resources and sharing the highest level of skills are qualities which link the two companies.

Technical details
Case
“King Power”, diameter 48 mm in microblasted black ceramic
Bezel: Microblasted black ceramic with moulded black rubber, with 6 relief black PVD H-shaped titanium screws
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective treatment
Bezel Lug: Black composite resin
Lateral Inserts: Black composite resin
Case-back: Microblasted black ceramic
Crown: Black PVD titanium with black rubber insert
Push-pieces: Black PVD titanium with black rubber insert
Screws: Black PVD titanium
Water resistance: 100 m or 10 ATM

Dial
Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment, multilayered, additional matt black counters, index with black nickel, black SuperLuminova™, Alinghi logo at 9 o’clock
Hands: Satin-finished microblasted black nickel with black SuperLuminova™

Movement
Mechanical skeleton chronograph with automatic winding, carbon bridges, calibre Hublot HUB4400
No. of Components: 252
Jewels: 27
Bridges: Microblasted black chrome
Screws: Black PVD
Oscillating Weight: Tungsten carbide with black PVD treated dimpled surface
Main plate: Microblasted black chrome
Barrel: With reinforced spring
Escapement: Glucydur hairspring
Power Reserve: 42 hours

Wristlet
Adjustable articulated black rubber
Clasp: Microblasted black ceramic and black PVD steel

Edition
Limited to 333 pieces numbered from 01/333 to 333/333

Patek Philippe Ladies First Chronograph

Unveiled in early November 2009 during the reopening of Patek Philippe’s showroom in Paris, the Ladies First Chronograph wrote a new chapter in the Geneva based watch manufacture’s longstanding commitment to ladies’ timepieces.

The Ladies First Chronograph is not a usual ladies watch; rather it comes with some new incredible milestones for the manufacture. Firstly, this is the first Patek Philippe wrist chronograph to celebrate its debut as a model for ladies. Secondly, and most importantly, this is the first timepiece to equip with the first hand-wound chronograph movement developed and crafted entirely in-house giving a further manifestation of the manufacture’s independence and spirit of innovation.

The traditional column-wheel-controlled CH 29-535 PS caliber proudly shows off its roots, standing out with several innovations and patented improvements that optimize the chronograph’s functionality and reliability. As an elegant tribute to the feminine mystique, this exceptional movement was assigned a mission to power the wristwatch chronograph dedicated to premiere as a ladies’ model. And the Ladies First Chronograph was born.

In the second half of the 19th century, Patek Philippe was already crafting unique pocket chronometers with and without split-seconds hands. The mechanisms for the measurement of short time spans were often merged with other refined complications such as a perpetual calendar or a minute repeater. This was the case in two watches presented in 1878 at the Paris Universal Exposition, where the manufacture was awarded a gold medal. In 1893, the company received a patent for a minute-counter isolator mechanism. In 1902, this was followed by a patent for a “double chronograph” with a second mechanism – also called rattrapante – that allowed the concurrent recording of a series of time measurements of different durations. In 1904, Patek Philippe was granted a patent for an instantaneously advancing minute-counter mechanism.

When the wristwatch gained popularity during the 1920s, Patek Philippe was a trendsetter in the miniaturization of the chronograph. In 1923, the company created a split-seconds wrist chronograph on special order, the first of its kind in the world. Starting in 1927, wrist chronographs with and without split-seconds hands were added to the schedule of regularly produced watches. Their Art Deco cases appeared in many different forms: round, square, rectangular, tonneau, and cushion shaped. The chronograph calibers were based on exclusive movement blanks produced by the best artisans, masterpieces of technical and aesthetic perfection in their own right.

For Patek Philippe, the 1930s were the golden age of wrist chronographs. The collection included eleven references for simple chronographs, among them the acclaimed Ref. 130 introduced in 1934, as well as three split-seconds chronographs. In the community of collectors, these pre-war chronographs are highly coveted Patek Philippe timepieces and regularly fetch record prices at international auctions.

During the 1940s and 1950s, this fascinating collection continued to evolve. Often, the chronographs were endowed with additional complications such as perpetual calendars, and many timelessly classic versions were presented, including the Ref. 1463 in a water-resistant case.

In 1986, Patek Philippe opened a new chapter in its chronicle of chronographs by presenting the famous manually wound caliber CH 27-70 based on a Nouvelle Lémania movement blank produced exclusively for Patek Philippe and completely reworked in the manufacture. In 1996, the workshops received a patent for a split-seconds chronograph mechanism with an isolator catch that totally eliminated rate accuracy deviations when lap times were stopped.

In 2005, Patek Philippe attracted considerable attention with the thinnest split -seconds column-wheel chronograph movement ever made. The hand-wound caliber CH R 27-525 PS, of which only a few are produced each year, was the first chronograph movement developed and manufactured entirely in house. Only one year later, the manufacture delighted patient enthusiasts with the launch of its first totally proprietary self-winding chronograph movement: the CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H with the patented Annual Calendar.

The launch of the CH 29-535 PS movement is the reward for five years of development work. It is also an important milestone for the workshops which now have a new manually wound chronograph movement designed and manufactured entirely in-house. To arrive at this point, Patek Philippe had to mobilize the full breadth of skills and experience of its team to devise an exceptional mechanism that matches and in many instances exceeds the CH 27-70 movement – still deemed by connoisseurs and aficionados as the most beautiful traditional chronograph caliber ever made. But the effort has paid off: the CH 29-535 PS is a worthy successor of the legendary movement. With its flawless technology and artisanal finish, it is a perfect ambassador of Patek Philippe’s uncompromising quality philosophy.

Additionally, the CH 29-535 PS creates fresh latitude for further developments and a new generation of wristwatch chronographs with and without extra complications. As a traditional chronograph movement, it will gradually replace Nouvelle Lémania-based caliber CH 27-70. The CH 29-535 PS is an important enrichment of the portfolio of Patek Philippe movements which now encompasses 21 basis calibers with a total of 45 different versions.

The CH 29-535 PS is based on the principle of the column wheel, no doubt the defining hallmark of truly beautiful mechanical chronographs. At Patek Philippe, it is crowned with a polished cap. The watch has a large chronograph hand, a second’s sub-dial, and an instantaneously jumping 30-minute counter. Its large four-spoke Gyromax balance wheel with four poising weights beats at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 semi-oscillations/hour). The caliber has a power reserve of 65 hours (58 hours when the chronograph is activated). The clutch lever exhibits the classic “S” shape. The aesthetic design vocabulary also extends to the chronograph wheel bridge and the minute-counter bridge. The movement has a stop-seconds feature that makes it very convenient to accurately synchronize the watch with an official time signal.

Down to the very last detail, the CH 29-535 PS is a perfect example of what compliance with the criteria of the Patek Philippe Seal means. In the development phase, its engineers focused on exemplary user convenience, giving top priority to functionality and long-term reliability. The idea behind the ingenious shapes and configuration of the bridges is to minimize friction and maximize energy transmission efficiency from the mainspring barrel to the escapement in the interest of amplitude stability and rate accuracy. The engineers spared no effort to minimize the size of the highly complex movement, which has a height of only 5.35 millimeters and a diameter of 29.6 millimeters. In the course of the development process, every movement part was submitted to the Comité de surveillance (Supervisory Authority) of the Patek Philippe Seal to make sure all components comply with the manufacture’s exceptionally strict technical and aesthetic specifications.

Even though the CH 29-535 PS movement is based on the classic architecture of column-wheel control and a geared clutch system, it is a brilliant masterpiece that unites six patented innovations – each one is a manifestation of the workshops’ inventive spirit. The caliber engineers examined all of the essential components of the chronograph mechanism and embarked on the quest for new solutions that would improve precision, reliability, longevity, and convenience. Their focus always remained on functionality and user-friendliness as stipulated by the principles of horological artistry and by the Patek Philippe Seal.

The six patents behind the CH 29-535 PS movement
The development of the CH 29-535 PS movement culminated in six patents and patent applications that represent the latest advances in chronograph technology.

1) Optimized tooth profile
The wheels of the chronograph mechanism feature an exclusive patented tooth profile (presented for the first time in 2005 when the ultra-thin caliber CH R 27-525 PS split-seconds chronograph was launched). It eliminates the risk of hand jump in both directions when starting a measurement, limits chronograph hand quiver, increases energy transmission efficiency, and reduces friction as well as wear in the movement.

2) Improved penetration adjustment between the clutch and the chronograph wheel
The adjustment between the teeth of the clutch wheel and the teeth of the chronograph wheel is performed by a large eccentric column wheel cap, working directly with the tip of the clutch lever instead of the conventional eccentric placed next to the clutch wheel. This newsystem enables a more precise adjustment of the penetration between the clutch and the chronograph wheel.

3) Improved synchronization between the clutch lever and the blocking lever
Ordinarily, the clutch lever and the blocking lever are synchronized by the column wheel. The engineers of the CH 29-535 PS eliminated this intermediate step by fitting the clutch lever with a finger piece that directly synchronizes both the clutch lever and the blocking lever. This solution simplifies and improves the precision adjustment of the control sequences because the watchmaker only has to adjust one point instead of two as was the case in the past. Moreover, this approach suppresses jumps of the chronograph hand when time measurements are started and stopped.

4) Pierced-out minute-counter cam
A new minute-counter cam was created with a slot to prevent abrupt blocking in response to the reset command and therefore considerably reduces hand quiver.

5) Self-setting return to zero hammers
The reset hammers of the chronograph are equipped with a self-setting system that makes it unnecessary to mechanically adjust the minute hammer function and thus increases the reliability of the mechanism.

6) Hammers pivoted between jewels
The engineers provided separate bilaterally jeweled bearings for both the seconds and minutes hammers on the same axis. Each hammer is pressed against its respective heart cam with its own spring. This system assures that the hammers remain precisely aligned in the vertical direction and improves the smoothness of their rotation.

Ingenious special features
The architecture of the CH 29-535 PS movement also exhibits a number of other remarkable features that have just as positive an impact on its functionality and performance as the six patented inventions associated with the development of the new chronograph movement. One of them is the instantaneous 30-minute counter that is much more difficult to engineer than a semi-instantaneous or continuous counter. This clever device advances the small minute hand within fractions of a second, resulting in greater accuracy and clarity of the reading. Another example is the driving wheel of the chronograph: it is integrated directly in the train and does not need to be separately assembled by the watchmaker. This construction improves the reliability of the chronograph functions.

The new CH 29-535 PS caliber combines Patek Philippe’s ancestral know-how with latest-generation patented technologies. These innovations allow the watchmaker to focus on refining functionality and on achieving high-precision rate accuracy. This not only addresses customer expectations but also assures compliance with the strict precision criteria of the Patek Philippe Seal.

Ref. 7071R Ladies First Chronograph
More and more women have discovered a penchant for complicated wristwatches, especially those designed and crafted by Patek Philippe according to the finest traditions of horological artistry. They are attracted to the functionality and seductive beauty of chronographs. That is why Patek Philippe decided to initially launch its latest caliber with this attractive complication in a woman’s format.

The Ref. 7071R “Ladies First Chronograph” enriches the manufacture’s collection of elegant and intricate watches explicitly designed for feminine wrists.

Inspired by Patek Philippe’s Art Deco watches from the 1930s, the Ref.7071R comes in an elegant, cushion-shaped case with rounded angles. Its inimitably complex form can only be crafted by talented artisans. Its contemporary design is enriched by the warmth of 18K rose gold, the only precious metal in which the case is available. The rectangular buttons that activate the chronograph functions are eminently ergonomic, as is the fluted crown used to wind the movement.

The dial is available in silvery opaline or black with a guilloched pattern center. It has two subsidiary dials for the small seconds and for the 30-minute counter. Both sub-dials are slightly offset beneath the center axis of the large hands. This unusual arrangement is emphasized by the asy mmetric scales for the seconds sub-dial and the minute counter. Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands in rose gold with luminescent coatings, elongated Roman numerals, the arrow-style chronograph hand, the fine baton hands for the subsidiary dials, and the railway track minute scale assure outstanding legibility.

The precious stone complement is as exclusive as the movement: the Ref. 7071R displays 136 full -cut round diamonds that embrace the round dial. Consummately set by master jewelers beneath the slightly domed sapphire-crystal glass, they radiate a fascinatingly prismatic firework of color that compliments the lady’s wrist and adds a gentle touch of feminine mystique to this technical watch.

The hand-stitched alligator straps are attached to the case with hinged lugs to assure a luxuriously comfortable fit on any feminine wrist. All external elements – the case, the dial, the strap and the precious stone settings – are designed, crafted, and finished according to the very strict provisions of the Patek P hilippe Seal, a unique promise of quality that applies to the watch in its entirety.

The sapphire-crystal case back reveals the beauty of the new CH 29-535 PS movement – its elegant geometry, the graceful decorations, and the captivating choreography of its 269 parts.

Technical details
Model: Chronograph Ref. 7071R

Movement
Caliber CH 29-535 PS
Manually wound mechanical movement, column-wheel chronograph, chronograph hand, subsidiary seconds, and 30-minute counter
Diameter: 29.60 mm
Height: 5.35 mm
Number of parts: 269
Number of jewels: 33
Power reserve: 65 hours
Balance: 4-spoke Gyromax, 4 poising weights
Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour (4 Hz)
Balance spring: Breguet

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

Displays
Center hours and minutes
Chronograph hand

Subsidiary dials:
– 30-minute counter between 3 and 4 o’clock
– Subsidiary seconds between 8 and 9 o’clock

Buttons:
– Chronograph start/stop at 2 o’clock
– Chronograph reset at 4 o’clock

Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal

Case
18K rose gold, sapphire-crystal glass and sapphire-crystal back secured with four polished screws
Water-resistant to 30 meters
Case dimensions: Width (from 9 to 3 o’clock): 35 mm
Continued 9
Length (from 12 to 6 o’clock): 39 mm
Height: 10.95 mm
Width between lugs: 18.20 mm

Dial
Two-tone silvery opaline or black with guilloched “flame” pattern
Railway-track minute scale on perimeter of dial
Silvery opaline dial
Eight brown hour markers
Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands in 18K rose gold with luminescent coating
Arrow-style chronograph hand, counterbalanced, painted brown
Off-center subsidiary dials, white with circular guilloché pattern:
– Baton-style seconds hand, counterbalanced, painted brown
– Baton-style minute-counter hand, counterbalanced, painted brown

Opaline black dial with guilloched “flame” pattern
Eight baton-style applied hour markers in 18K rose gold
Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands in 18K rose gold with luminescent coating
Arrow-style chronograph hand, counterbalanced, painted white
Off-center subsidiary dials with circular guilloché pattern:
– Baton-style seconds hand in 18K rose gold, counterbalanced
– Baton-style minute-counter hand in 18K rose gold, counterbalanced

Precious stones
Approx. 0.58 ct. (136 round diamonds set in the dial flange)

Strap
Hand-stitched alligator, matt white for the model with the black dial and brown with white stitching for the model with the white dial, 18-mm prong buckle in 18K rose gold

Hanhart PRIMUS Diver

2009 saw the legendary Swiss-German watch brand Hanhart launch an exclusive collection of mechanical chronograph wristwatches which builds on the tradition and expertise of the own-brand watch manufactory and combines this with the latest technology and progressive design. The collection is called Primus, and the Diver model is the ideal watch for timekeeping both on and under the water.

The Swiss-German watch brand Hanhart is known for its high-precision and 100% reliable instrument watches for use in the air, on the land and on the sea. It combines cutting-edge Swiss and German knowledge and skills with the longstanding tradition and expertise of its own manufactory, which has its origins in the watch business established in 1882 by Johann Adolf Hanhart in Diessenhofen in the Swiss Canton of Thurgau.

The company, which remains the leading manufacturer of premium stopwatches to this very day, not only launched the first affordable mechanical stopwatch in 1924, but it also began manufacturing wristwatches at an early stage at its production site in Gütenbach, southern Germany.

These included the single-button “Calibre 40” chronograph, primarily used by naval officers, as well as the legendary “Calibre 41” and “Tachy Tele” pilot’s chronographs, which date back to 1939. These chronographs are steeped in history, and today their replicas have become coveted collector’s pieces and connoisseur’s items for those with a penchant for fine precision watches.

Working in close collaboration with the brand’s manufacture workshops in Gütenbach and highly specialised suppliers from the Swiss watch sector, a new, progressively designed collection of mechanical chronographs was developed under the name “Primus” and unveiled for the first time in 2009.

It represented a sign of the times: an exclusive range of sporty chronographs with a progressive design which combines historical features with state-of-the-art technology. The Pilot, Racer and Diver models meet the highest quality standards and are all based on the brand’s traditional core competence.

Reminders of the watch manufacturer’s tradition are deliberately made clearly recognisable: one of the brand’s distinctive features, the red reset button, underlines the relationship between Hanhart’s first pilot’s chronographs, its mechanical stopwatches and the new collection. It has been a distinguishing characteristic of Hanhart watches since 1939 and was previously intended to prevent pilots from unintentionally resetting the stop time. For the models featured in the Primus collection it has been finished with anodised aluminium.

The striking fluted bezel with inlaid red marking is also reminiscent of the design of the watch manufacturer’s legendary chronographs. On the Primus Diver, it was realised as a concave, unidirectional rotating bezel featuring a scale for calculating the dive time. It can be adjusted to an anticlockwise direction and has a detent set in steps of one minute. With its size and feel, even the crown harks back to the design of the early precision watches.

In order to ensure safety and ease of use for the measurement of time intervals or for air and sea navigation, or when using a stopwatch to measure interval times and end times or distances on dry land, the first priority was to ensure maximum functionality, ease of use and outstanding reading precision. There was no need for unnecessary gimmicks or design features on the case and dial, and Hanhart continues, as always, to stand by this maxim.

To ensure an accurate time display and precision chronometry, the models in the Primus collection are equipped with an automatic calibre modified to a bicompax display, featuring a rotor with a skeletonised Hanhart logo. This allows the small seconds to be clearly positioned at 9 o’clock and the 30-minute counter to be arranged at 3 o’clock – a configuration which Hanhart has customarily used from the very beginning.

Perfect readability is guaranteed not least by the clear, generously proportioned design of the Arabic numerals, index marks, the minute-circle and hands. In the Primus Diver, these – as well as the auxiliary dials used for the small seconds and the chronograph counter – are clearly visible even in the dark thanks to the Super-LumiNova® coating.

The solid, elegant and high-quality stainless steel or black DLC-coated stainless steel case highlights the sporty, contemporary aesthetic of the Primus chronographs, while the flexibly screwed lugs ensure optimum wearing comfort on all wrist sizes.

The black or blue dial is encased by a convex, internally antireflective sapphire glass, while a screwed-down sapphire glass case back allows the wearer to see the fascinating interplay of the movement and the rotor.

The Primus Diver is finished off with a black or blue strap made from vulcanised rubber with a moulded Hanhart logo and a practical, easily adjustable folding clasp with inlaid red marking. Overall, as representatives of the latest generation of Hanhart chronographs, the models featured in the Primus collection set new standards in contemporary design.

Technical details

Model: PRIMUS Diver

Movement
HAN3809 modified automatic chronograph movement (bicompax), based on the Valjoux 7750 calibre; 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz; 28 jewels; rotor with a skeletonised Hanhart logo; power reserve of min. 42 hours

Functions
Small seconds at 9 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, date display at 6 o’clock

Case
Stainless steel or black DLC-coated stainless steel; anodised aluminium red reset button; fluted, concave, unidirectional rotating bezel with inlaid red marking; convex, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass; screwed-down, internally antireflective sapphire glass case back; large screw-in crown; flexible lugs; diameter 44 mm, height 15 mm; water-resistant to 30 bar/300 m

Dial
Black or blue; Super-LumiNova®-coated, luminous Arabic numerals, index marks, hands and auxiliary dials for small seconds and 30-minute counter

Strap
Vulcanised rubber with moulded Hanhart logo, non-allergenic; folding clasp with inlaid red marking (anodised aluminium) made from stainless steel or black DLC-coated stainless steel

Daniel Roth Athys Moon 2134

This exclusive Daniel Roth timepiece is equipped with a Lépine type mechanical hand-wound DR Calibre 2300 (16 lignes and small seconds lined up with the crown). Launched on the occasion of the International Year of Astronomy (2009), it features an extremely accurate large moon-phase display requiring manual correction only once in every 125 years – hence its name evoking the next scheduled adjustment: Athys Moon 2134. The white-lacquered dial carries hour and minute hands, the brand’s characteristic three-arm seconds hand, a date display and a raised large moon display appearing through a window.

The year 2009 marked both the brand’s 20th birthday and the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s invention of the world’s first telescope. In May 1609, the Italian physicist and astronomer devised an optical system that would enable him, after several months and countless trials, to view the Moon with all its mountains and craters, as well as the sky and its many planets.

To celebrate the event that dramatically changed the history of humankind and its knowledge of the universe, the United Nations Organisation has declared 2009 the International Year of Astronomy, appointed UNESCO as the lead agency and the International Astronomical Union as the implementing body.

The Daniel Roth master-watchmakers wished to improve the often inaccurate existing moon-phase displays. In standard mechanisms, the disc showing two moons comprises 59 teeth. Driven by a one-notch rotation every 24 hours, it performs a half-turn in 28 days and 12 hours. Compared with the real lunar cycle (29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 2.8 seconds), the display thus accumulates a discrepancy of +44 minutes per lunar cycle, meaning +8.81 hours per year.

The far more complex and accurate astronomical moon-phase mechanism of the Athys Moon 2134 comprises three wheel-and-pinion sets. The first performs a full rotation in 24 hours, driving the second in 7 days, which in turn drives the 135-tooth moon disc. The latter completes a half-turn in 29 days, 12 hours and 45 minutes, which means the relative error amounts to just -0.02 hours or 12 minutes per year. This greatly improved accuracy means adjustment is required just once every 125 years.

Representing a first for Daniel Roth, the Athys Moon 2134 houses an extremely beautiful mechanical hand-wound calibre (DR2300) developed on a Frédéric Piguet 151 base movement. Crafted in harmony with the noblest watchmaking traditions including exquisite Haute Horlogerie finishing and originally designed for pocket-watches, this modified 16-lignes Lépine type movement powers the brand’s iconic three-arm seconds hand, aligned with the crown and constituting an integral part of the main gear train.

The understated and timelessly elegant Athys Moon 2134 finds its natural place within the classic line of which it reflects the main signature characteristics: large Roman numerals, blued steel hands, a “railtrack” minute circle with Arabic numerals and a three-arm seconds hand at 9 o’clock.

These distinctive features are complemented by a date display at 4 o’clock, a raised depiction of the moon between 12 and 4 o’clock in the same colour as the case. The correctors on this model are pushpieces designed to facilitate adjustment operations and avoid any risk of scratching.

Edox Super Limited Edition 1884 (ref. 92001)

For the occasion of its 125th anniversary in 2009, Swiss watch maker Edox paid tribute to a legendary  Venus 203 mechanical movement, by launching the Super Limited Edition 1884 timepiece.

Edox Super Limited Edition 1884 (ref. 92001)

Venus 203 is one of the most renowned mechanical movements in the history of watchmaking, which was conceived and designed at the beginning of the 1950s in the Venus SA workshops at Moutier in Switzerland.

All the technical excellence and ingenuity of this movement have been reworked to produce this legendary and timeless model.

Venus 203 movement

The Grand Ocean case is sophisticated and discreet with a polished and brushed finish, while the delicately notched bezel is in 18 carat gold.

The silver-plated dial does full justice to the star-studded midnight blue transfer for the moon-phase indicator, while two date windows are located at 11 and 1 o’clock. The markers are asymmetrical and applied by hand.

The limited- edition number of each timepiece is engraved on the left-hand side of the case. The Venus movement can be appreciated through the transparent case-back.

Edox Super Limited Edition 1884 (ref. 92001) with Venus 203 movement

Production of the Super Limited Edition 1884 by Edox is limited to 125 pieces worldwide and is packaged in an exclusive presentation box.

Technical details

Model: Edox Super Limited Edition 1884 (ref. 92001)

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock, moon phase at 6 o’clock
Day indicator at 11 o’clock, month indicator at 1 o’clock
Hands indicate date (month adjustment is performed manually)

Movement
Calibre: 11 ½ 92 Venus 203
Frequency: 18000 vibrations/h
Number of jewels: 15
Movement size: 5.25 mm
Power reserve: 36-38 hours
Watch-case height: 13 mm
Watch-case diameter: 41 mm

Case
Stainless steel 316L
Finish: polished, brushed
Bezel: 18 carat gold bezel
Crystal: glare proofed and scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Crown: stainless steel 316L
Water resistance: 100 meters / 330 feet

Dial
With sunk applied markers

Strap
Leather strap
Clasp: stainless steel 316L with Edox logo

Recommended retail price
CHF 1’2500.00

Edox Class-1 Ice Shark, Ref. 10301

The Edox Class-1 Ice Shark is a technical and robust watch with clear, crisp styling. The watch is fitted with a Swiss quartz chronograph movement ingeniously pivoted through an angle of 180 degrees and housed in a sturdy PVD-coated steel case.

This 45mm diameter watch is topped with a sapphire crystal glass. The control buttons, with an orange epoxy trim, are located on the left, while the limited-edition number is engraved on the right side. Surrounded by a magnificent black ceramic bezel, the numerals and markers stand out in white and orange.

Edox Class-1 Ice Shark, Ref. 10301

The black dial provides an excellent contrast with the sub-counters which are also outlined in orange and one of which proudly features the silhouette of a shark. Available in black or orange color, the natural rubber strap is extremely comfortable to wear.

Assembled by hand in Edox’s workshops, the Class-1 Ice Shark is water-resistant to the depth of 1,000 metres. Its production is limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide.

Technical details

Model: Edox Class-1 Ice Shark (Ref. 10301)

Functions
Chronograph, hours, minutes, seconds and date displays

Movement
Calibre: 12 ½ 103, Ronda 5021.D
Frequency: 32,768 vibrations/h
Number of jewels: 10
Movement height: 4.40 mm

Case
Stainless steel 316L with black PVD coating
Case height: 15.8 mm
Case diameter: 45 mm
Finish: polished, brushed in black PVD
Crystal: glare proofed scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Bezel: rotating ceramic bezel
Crown: screw-in crown
Push-pieces: secure
Water resistance: 1000 meters / 3300 feet

Dial
Carbon fibre dial with luminescent markers

Strap
Genuine rubber strap
Buckle/clasp: black PVD-coated stainless steel 316L with Edox logo

Recommended retail price
CHF 1’990.00

EDOX Sea Dubai Super Limited Edition

Dedicated to the crew of sailing yachts, the EDOX Super Limited Edition watch symbolizes the sporting spirit of the regatta, a glorious blend of courtesy, fair play, sportsmanship and courage.

EDOX Sea Dubai Super Limited Edition watch reference 94003 357N NIN

The watch in a massive 45 mm diameter stainless steel black PVD case sports a blue 44, the symbol of the class. Fitted with an Edox 94 mechanical calibre, the power reserve has a blue gauge on the dial and the timepiece is water resistant to 244 metres.

EDOX Sea Dubai Super Limited Edition

The engraving on the case back has been reinterpreted with a motif representing unfurled gennakers and the name of the watch. The famous porthole aperture affords an in-depth view on the watch’s magnificent mechanism and provides the perfect finishing touch to the new Sea Dubai Super Limited Edition.

This timepiece is limited to 244 pieces worldwide and is presented in a splendid wooden box with a porthole aperture.

Technical details

Model: Sea Dubai Super Limited Edition
REF. 94003 357N NIN

Movement
Edox 94, Soprod 9090 complication

Case
Stainless steel case 316L with black PVD coating
Case diameter: 45 mm
Case-height: 14 mm
Crystal: anti-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 244 meters / 800 feet

Dial
Black carbon fibre dial

Strap
Genuine black rubber strap, embossed Edox logo, stainless steel 316L folding buckle with black PVD coating

Functions
Hour, minutes, seconds, big date display

Suggested retail price
CHF 5’300.- / Euros 4’430.-

EDOX Classe-Royale Limited Edition Jackpot Chronograph

The Classe-Royale Limited Edition “Jackpot” watch is distinctive and modern, yet clearly demonstrates Edox’s watchmaking expertise. Housed in the rectangular case, this extravagant and athletic timepiece houses the Edox chronograph calibre 95, based on the ETA 2894-S2 movement.

EDOX Classe-Royale Limited Edition Jackpot Chronograph

The steel case comes in two color combinations: black PVD decorated with pink or silver details. The limited edition number is engraved on a plate affixed to the side of the case.

EDOX Classe-Royale Limited Edition Jackpot Chronograph

The finely crafted dial with its impressively skeletonised sub-counters offers an amazing view into the very heart of the watch with its powerful automatic mechanism.

EDOX Classe-Royale Limited Edition Jackpot Chronograph

Beautifully decorated with Côtes de Genève, the oscillating weight can be fully admired through the transparent backcase.

EDOX Classe-Royale Limited Edition Jackpot Chronograph

The Edox Classe-Royale Limited Edition “Jackpot” chronograph is limited to 100 pieces worldwide for each version.

Technical details

Model: Classe-Royale Limited Edition “Jackpot”
REF. 95001 3RN NIR

Movement
Edox calibre 95, based on ETA 2894-S2

Functions
Chronograph, hour, minutes, seconds

Case
Stainless steel case 316L with PVD coating, see-through backcase
Case-height: 13.8 mm
Crystal: doomed glare proofed scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 50 meters / 150 feet

Dial
Pink or silver dial, with black skeleton details

Strap
Black rubber or leather changeable straps with stainless steel folding buckle with Edox logo

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Diamonds Automatic

The clear-cut contours of the Montblanc TimeWalker collection combine traditional values with the aesthetics of the 21st century. They bear the unmistakable influence of Bauhaus-inspired form and functionality as clearly as the boldly contoured, airy lines of architectural forms that have only been made possible thanks to state-of-the-art materials and methods.

In the new Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Diamonds Automatic, this forward-looking design takes on a sparkle as traditional as it is modern: the fire of top quality diamonds. If diamond jewellery has been reserved mainly for watches with a daintier appeal in more recent years, the most precious gemstones of them all are now being worn increasingly in everyday situations and during our leisure hours. And if one wristwatch that combines elegance with sporting dynamism were predestined to be decorated with diamonds, it would have to be the Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Diamonds Automatic with all its sculptured details.


This particular piece of diamond jewellery is based on an 18 K red gold case, which, despite its imposing diameter of 43 mm, still appears extremely light. This is due not least to the watch’s dynamic silhouette and the fluid contours of the lugs, which are painstakingly skeletonized. The case is crowned by a red gold bezel, which is set with no fewer than 72 Top Wesselton diamonds weighing a total of approx. 1.16 ct. This creates a perfect setting from which to radiate the sparkle and luminescence of the diamonds over the white dial.

The impressive contrast of top quality diamonds with the simple, technical design of the dial, which features chronograph counters, a small seconds hand and date window, makes it clear that gemstones are not only decorative but can also add a touch of vibrancy and dynamism.

Diamonds are not the only outstanding feature in the new Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Diamonds Automatic. The self-winding mechanical movement with its built-in chronograph function is an expression of the art of watchmaking at its finest.

Each movement is sent to the C.O.S.C. (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Centre), where its rate is monitored over a period of 15 days, and possesses an official certificate testifying to its extraordinary precision. And to ensure that the owner’s pleasure is not limited to a mere piece of paper, the case features a sapphire glass back through which one can admire the beautifully decorated mechanical movement with its balance and heavy rotor. The latter starts to rotate at the slightest movement of the wearer’s arm and rapidly builds up a power reserve of 46 hours.

And if the watch stops as a result of not being worn for a while, it can be wound manually using the crown. This watch launched in autumn 2009 is made of 18 K red gold and, as an indication of its provenance, features an inlaid Montblanc emblem made of genuine mother-of-pearl.

FORTIS B-42 STRATOLINER CHRONOGRAPH: B-42 Stratoliner Chronograph Black (Ref. 665.10.121) & B-42 Stratoliner Chronograph White (Ref. 665.10.12)

One of the most reliable vintage FORTIS chronometers was branded Stratoliner and had its premiere at the beginning of the space age in the early 60‘s on the occasion of the company‘s 50th anniversary. In 2009, FORTIS launched two new models: B-42 Stratoliner Chronograph Black (Ref. 665.10.121) & B-42 Stratoliner Chronograph White (Ref. 665.10.12)

In the B-42 STRATOLINER model, the contrast dial with its sub counters harmoniously accompanies the three-part steel case which is finished partly brushed and polished. The inner values are based on the perfect Swiss Valjoux chronograph movement with fine timing device and Incabloc shock absorber.

 

The double coated sapphire crystal and the screw-down see through caseback allow best visibility and together with the pusher protection these features guarantee for a 200 meters water resistance (20 bar). Available with steel bracelet, extra padded black leather or rubber strap with folding clasp.

FORTIS B-42 STRATOLINER CHRONOGRAPH BLACK

References
Case No. 665.10.141
Reference: 665.10.11
665.10.11 M: Steel bracelet brushed and polished
665.10.11 L 01: Leather strap black
665.10.11 K: Caoutchouc strap black with folding clasp
Option: Brushed steel folding clasp for leather strap

Movement
Automatic Swiss Movement 7750, 13 ¼ ”’, 25 jewels
28,800 semi-vibrations per hour
Fine timing device and Incabloc shock absorber

Functions
Chronograph, hour, minute permanent small second
Centre-stop-second, tachymeter
30 minute counter at pos. 12 h, 12 hour counter at pos. 6 h
Day / Date indication

Case
Steel, three-parts, polished/brushed, 42 mm case diameter
Pusher protection, fix bezel with tachymetre and 60minute-scale
Sapphire crystal anti-reflective on both sides Crown with FORTIS logo, screw-down steel case back
Individually numbered, water-resistant 200m / 20 bar

Dial/Hands
Bi-colour black matt/chrome
Flange with 25/100 and minute indication Triangle at pos. 3 h illustrating the direction of rotating the crown for quick adjustment
Arabic numerals, indices and hour/minute hands with superluminova white
30-minute counter at pos. 12 h, 12-hour counter at pos. 6 h
Hour and minute hands in black Skeleton hands with superluminova

Attachment
Brushed steel bracelet with folding clasp

Packaging
Leather box, pouch with FORTIS logo
Instruction manual, international warranty card

Special Features
Classic chronograph with tachymetre function
Both sporty and elegant due to the bicolour optic High functionality and clear design

FORTIS B-42 STRATOLINER CHRONOGRAPH WHITE

References
Case No. 665.10.141
Reference: 665.10.12
665.10.12 Si 02: Silicone strap white with folding clasp
665.10.12 K: Rubber strap with folding clasp
665.10.12 L 01: leather strap black
665.10.12 M: Brushed and polished steel bracelet
Option: brushed steel folding clasp with FORTIS logo for leather

Movement
Automatic Swiss Movement 7750, 13 ¼ ”’, 25 jewels
28,800 semi-vibrations per hour
Fine timing device and Incabloc shock absorber

Functions
Chronograph, hour, minute permanent small second
Centre-stop-second, tachymeter
30 minute counter at pos. 12 h, 12 hour counter at pos. 6 h
Day / Date indication

Case
Steel, three-parts, polished/brushed, 42 mm case diameter
Pusher protection, fix bezel with tachymetre and 60minute-scale
Sapphire crystal anti-reflective on both sides Crown with FORTIS logo, screw-down steel case back
Individually numbered, water-resistant 200m / 20 bar

Dial/Hands
Bi-colour white matte/black chrome
Flange with 25/100 and minute indication
30-minute counter at pos. 12 h, 12-hour counter at pos. 6 h in contrasting colours, chronograph hands white
Triangle at pos. 3 h illustrating the direction of rotating the crown for quick adjustment
Arabic numerals, indices and hour/minute hands with superluminova white
Hour and minute hands in black, centre-stop-second hand black
Skeleton hands with superluminova

Attachment
Silicone strap white, brushed steel buckle with FORTIS logo

Packaging
Leather box, pouch with FORTIS logo
Instruction manual, international warranty card

Special Features
Classic chronograph with tachymetre function
Both sporty and elegant due to the bicolour optic
High functionality and clear design

Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Diver Black Surf Limited Edition

The Black Surf Limited Edition from Maxi Marine Diver collection is available exclusively in 18 ct rose gold, the attractive wave patterned black dial supports applied luminous indexes. A black rubber strap with rose gold elements has been created to complement the movement and dial and the wave-patterned black rubber bezel has been crafted utilizing a distinctive rubber coating.

The exhibition case-back offers an excellent view of the spectacular movement. The officially certified self-winding movement (C.O.S.C) features a power reserve indicator and an oversized small seconds register. The 42.7 mm case is fitted with a unidirectional rotating bezel with a diving scale.

The model is water-resistant to 200 meters. Each case is individually numbered. The Black Surf is limited to 500 pieces in 18 ct rose gold.

Technical details
Ref. 266-37LE-3: 18 ct rose gold

Movement 
Caliber UN-26, 11 ½’’
28 jewels
Power-Reserve: approximately 42 h
Winding: Self-winding

Functions
Chronometer C.O.S.C with power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock
Small seconds and round date window at 6 o’clock

Case
18 ct gold
Screw down security crown
Diameter: 42.7 mm
Water-resistance: 200 m
Crystal: Anti reflective sapphire crystal
Case-back: Open case back with sapphire crystal

Bracelet
18 ct gold semi-satinated bracelet
Rubber bracelet with two elements and deployant clasp