The Hypernova automatic watch by Christiaan van der Klaauw combines a full chronograph with a day/night indication, an ingenious date display and a beautiful super luminova moon phase indication.
The super luminova moon phase can be read at the 6 o’clock position. When the Moon is left of the centre, it is in its first quarter. When the Moon is in the centre, it is full Moon and right of the centre, it is in its last quarter. If the Moon is not visible, it is new Moon.
The CVDK Hypernova watch comes with a large stainless steel case, measuring 44 mm in diameter. The rotor of its automatic movement is based on the ‘Sun with 12 Claws’, the logo of Christiaan van der Klaauw.
CVDK Hypernova is available in three dial versions: Silver with blue indexes, Stone washed blue with white rhodium plated indexes, and Black with white rhodium plated indexes.
CVDK7759, automatic winding, 25 jewels
Power-reserve: 48 hour max
Day, date and month
Super-Luminova moon phase
Chronograph; 12-hour counter, 30-minute counter, seconds counter
High quality steel case
Diameter: 44 mm
Sapphire crystal glass
Sapphire crystal case-back
CVDK HYPERNOVA CKHN3326
Dial: Silver with blue indexes, Super-Luminova
Strap: Blue leather strap with logo engraved steel folding clasp
CVDK HYPERNOVA CKHN3366
Dial: Stone washed blue with white rhodium plated indexes, Super-Luminova
Strap: Blue leather strap with logo engraved steel folding clasp
CVDK HYPERNOVA CKHN3344
Dial: Black with white rhodium plated indexes, Super-Luminova
Strap: Black leather strap with logo engraved steel folding clasp
Celebrating Great Britain’s rich maritime history, the Norfolk watch by London based Garrick exhibits a traditional aesthetic, imbued with flourishes of individualistic detail. This watch was designed by esteemed freelance designer, Michael Holbeck.
The large nameplate is a key feature of the Norfolk, and is inspired by old instruments which proudly displayed the makers name on a steel or brass plate. The grand feu dial is made entirely in-house using traditional methods. First the dials are turned from silver and an enamel coating is applied to the front and back of the dial to prevent warping.
The fired enamel dial is paired with Garrick’s unique ‘Maritime hands’. The hour and minute hands, with their anchor-like profiles, are produced in-house and thermally blued, in keeping with fine watchmaking tradition.
Housed within a 42mm case (manufactured locally and finished in-house), the hand-wound movement is finished to Garrick’s exacting standards.
Two versions are available to purchase: A flat engraved case-back or Exhibition version with Sapphire crystal and plated movement. The price of the handcrafted Norfolk is £2295 – £2795.
Case 316L Stainless Steel. 42mm Case 12.5mm Depth Sapphire Crystal with AR Coating 20mm Lugs
Dial Machined Silver Dial, Enamel Coated Stainless Steel chapter ring and nameplate
Movement Manual Wind NOS Unitas 6497 Screwed Balance Wheel Thermal Blued Screws
Functions Hours and Minutes & Subsidiary Seconds Power Reserve: 42 hours Frequency: 18000 vph
In 2014, Backes& Strauss unveiled the magnificent Piccadilly Princess Royal Colours in a series of five watches, each set with an utterly unique array of stones reflecting all the colours of the rainbow. In 2015, Backes& Strauss created the Piccadilly Princess Royal Blue, a truly magnificent wrist watch set with 245 diamonds weighing 37.60 carats and presented in a variety of exquisite cuts to create a timepiece that is not only unique, but truly spectacular from any angle.
Size: 37 mm
Hands: Sword-shaped hands
Movement: Quartz movement
Display: Hours& minutes
Total Carats: 245whitediamonds –37.60 carats
10 different diamond cuts
On 5th anniversary of their establishment in 2015, Hong Kong Tourbillon watch brand Memorigin developed the M Series tourbillon watch. A new stylish model and clean design gave a new definition to the skeletal design.
Spending for a long time on analyzing, M-Series is launched under several times of tuning and fixing the difficulties. Designers put 2 main elements on the watch’s philosophy – transparency and balance. Through the skeleton of the movement and dial, the Roman index at 3, 9 and 12 o’clock is expressed in skeletal structure.
These made the attention go to the tourbillon part at the 6 o’clock position. The contrast drives you to see the heavy rotation of the flying tourbillon in 28800 oscillations per hour. Assembled with At least 155 pieces of sub-assembly module, 18 jewels and 40 hours power reserve, the movement seems to be fueled that is ready to race in high speed accompanying with you winning every match.
The balance between complexity and clean design is fairly well in this way. The complicated hundred parts are showcased clearly under the skeletal dial.
Technical details M-Series
Watch No.: MO 0418
Watch diameter: approx.43mm
At least 155 pieces of subassembly module and18 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/Hour
The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
40 hours power reserve
Both sides sapphire crystal
Creating instruments to tell time has been connected to religion from the start. The first mechanical clocks for instance often had blank faces and were located on towers so that people would know when services would be. Despite the fact that today clocks and watches are part of everyday, secular life, combining the jigsaw pieces of calculating the dates of the Eastern Orthodox Easter with the regular workings of a clock movement is mesmerizing.
Konstantin Computus Easter is tied to the Russian Orthodox Calendar. This clock identifies the moving date of Eastern Orthodox Easter, a date that is calculated based on numerous rules and limitations. To fully appreciate the complexity of this movement, one needs to try and calculate the date of Easter oneself. The factors include: lunar cycles, solar cycles, the indict, the epact, the solar correction and more. Konstantin Chaykin learned how to use all of these factors created his own method for doing the computations and ‘taught’ his clock how to compute the dates for Eastern Orthodox Easter.
The case of The Computus Easter Clock is designed to look like the St. Isaac Cathedral of St. Petersburg, Konstantin’s home town. The Computus Clock is related to the 2007 Resurrection Clock, also a complicated astronomical clock. The Computus Clock has a more complicated movement for calculating the moveable dates of Easter and appears as a Great Russian Orthodox cathedral.
The movements and the appearance of the Computus Clock are equally complicated and beautiful. Anyone who has even seen photographs of St. Petersburg will recognize the references to the St. Isaac Cathedral in the overall shape, the dome, the colonnade, the lantern, the gables, the bell towers and the colors. The colors of the marble on the Computus Clock case match the colors used inside the Cathedral.
The dome of St. Isaac’s is a landmark in St. Petersburg: among the largest in the world, it’s gilded shape is visible from land and sea. The Computus clock is surmounted by a dome gilded in the guilloche technique and covered with gold enamel. Konstantin visualized the case as a symbol of Easter, thus the dome melds into an egg shape. The egg is an important symbol of the Resurrection for all Christians, who have been giving each other eggs on Easter since ancient times.
The lantern on the Computus Clock, just like the lantern on St. Isaac’s is the crowning element in the design. The lantern creates a feeling of airiness and unearthliness. The elegant contrast between the size of the dome and the size of the bell towers emphasizes the monumental shape of the dome. The four miniature bell towers on the Computus Clock gracefully frame the central dome. The colonnade of St. Isaac’s is a massive structure, which is a unique landmark in and of itself. The Computus Clock is also surrounded by 24 columns, which act as hour indicators for the function ‘Times of Russia’ – a system for identifying the time in all of Russia’s time zones.
The facades of St. Isaac’s are decorated with gables upheld by monumental granite columns embodying eternity. Once again, the Computus Clock includes these themes: eternity in the eternal calendar with the eternal cycle of Easter and visually in columns which frame the movement. There are less columns on the clock than on the Cathedral for the columns on the clock reveal glimpses of the secrets of time. The gables of the Cathedral resemble eagles with outspread wings. Four of the gables are decorated with energetic, yet massive bas-reliefs.
The Computus Clock includes details from the north gable – ‘The Resurrection’ and from the south gable ‘The Visit of the Magi’. Expert stoneworkers lovingly reproduced these details in mosaics. The case also includes some imagery and themes from the Cathedral’s interior: the designs on the roof mimic the floor of the Cathedral and the mosaics on the sides of the case are based on the stained glass window ‘The Risen Christ’ and the mosaic of Archangel Michael.
The indicator of Eastern Easter is located on the face of the Computus Clock. This indicator includes the date according to both the Julian and the Gregorian calendars. There is a separate row of dates for each calendar. The lower row is for the Gregorian calendar and includes dates from April 4 to May 8, while the top row is for the Julian calendar and ranges from March 22 through April 25. To make it easier to read the dates, they are color-coded by month. Instead of a hand, there is a square frame which contains the dates for the given year from both calendars. The dates change every year on New Year.
On the back of the movement there is a mechanism to balance the discrepancies between ‘real’ time and the 24 hour day; a discrepancy created by the imperfect shape of Earth’s orbit and the 23° angle of the Earth’s axis.
The mechanical heart of The Computus Clock, the proprietary movement which manages 16 time-telling functions, is the result of over 10,000 hours of hand labor. This heart beats at 18,000 vibrations per 30 minutes. The master clockmakers perfected each of the 1,275 miniscule parts of the clock. In addition to indicating Eastern Orthodox Easter, the Computus Clock has the following functions: phases of the Moon, the winding power left, the time equalizer, a star map, indication of the days of the week, the date, month and year by the Gregorian calendar, including leap years.
Today, The Computus Easter Clock is the most complicated clock ever created in Russia. Developing the plans alone took over 3, 000 hours. Creating and assembling the parts, regulating and adjusting the clock called for all of the skill, artistry and experience of Konstantin and his team at the Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture. And the result is awe-inspiring. The Computus Easter Clock is the pride of the Russian watchmaker and a wonder for the rest of the world.
Manufactory caliber: Т03-0
Materials: brass, steel, bronze, anodized aluminum, gold, lapis lazuli and sapphires
Frequency: 18 000 vibrations per hour
Movement parts: 1375
Power reserve: up to 10 days
Movement accuracy: ± 20 seconds per day
Dimensions: 600*340*242 mm
Materials: marble, brass, silver, steel, duralumin, mineral glass, gold, flint, rhodonite, violan, xonotlite, lapis lazuli, charoite
Additional technology: guilloche, hot enamel on guilloche surface, mosaic
The minerals in the mosaics:
Gables: flint, rhodonite, violan, sandstone, xonotlite, lapis lazuli, charoite
Mosaic with the image of Archangel Michael: jasper, violan, sandstone, magnesite, jade
Mosaic with the image of “the Risen Christ”: jasper, marble, jade, lapis lazuli, violan
Top of the housing mosaic: marble, flint
Date of Orthodox Easter
Equation of time
Russia time zones
The functions of the perpetual calendar:
Day of week
№ 2353978: “Calendar device and method for orthodox Easter date determination”
№ 2306618: “Calendar device for determining orthodox Easter date and orthodox holy days”
№149239 “Clock with display of time in time zones of Russia (options) and method of simultaneous display of time in all time zones of Russia”
In 2015, Swiss watch brand klokers launched an online crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for the initial mass production of their watch models KLOK-01 & KLOK-02. It became one of the most successful crow-funded wristwatch projects in the history by raising a whopping €605,898 from more than 1500 backers.
These watches carry two patents.
The fixing system: The patented fixing system, which makes all klokers’ products interchangeable, is made possible by the association of two high precision pieces which secure and lock the watch-heads on straps and accessories: the caseback integrated with its locking system and the key ensuring a perfect fit with the caseback.
Time display: Displaying time with discs is the second major innovation of klokers. This patented display brings a real innovation in the sector of traditional watchmaking. The technical challenge of disk dials lies in the materials and production methods and the Quartz movement allowing for powering pieces with variable geometry and nonstandard mechanical properties.
The type of movement klokers uses is situated midway between the quartz movement from the 1970s and a traditional mechanical movement. It’s a hybrid movement known as a micro-motor controlled by processors and softwares. This movement allows klokers to offer watch complications usually reserved for luxury mechanical watches sold between 2000 and 3000 EUR in the watchmaking sector (retrograde hands, worldtimer, perpetual calendar).
KLOK-01 is inspired by the circular slide rule, a once ubiquitous instrument employed for math operations. This was an analogue mechanical computer generally comprised of three scales, one of which slides between the other two. Three concentric discs turn anticlockwise to show the time along a vertical axis. A push-button at 8 o’clock is used to unlock the watch head from its bracelet or accessory.
Hours, minutes, and seconds displayed by counterclockwise-rotating concentric disks
Three concentric disks (one each for seconds, minutes, and hours) rotate counterclockwise to indicate the time along a vertical red line at top of dial
Material: composite metal polymer
Dimensions: 44 mm diameter x 11,5 mm high
Weight (with strap): 42g
Docking klokers Key: pusher on caseband at 8 o’clock for quick release of case
Crystal: anti-reflect treated transparent polymer with integrated magnifying lens for time display
Assembly: partially non-demountable construction
Counterclockwise Swiss Made Ronda movement with Lavet micro-motors powering the indications
Easily interchangeable bracelets
klokers Key: quick release dock in brushed, 316L stainless steel
Bracelet: genuine leather, designed to be worn with or without watch Buckle: stainless steel pin buckle
Colors available: matte black leather, silky black leather, indigo leather, orange alcantara, mouse-gray alcantara, and Newport yellow leather
24-month warranty against manufacturing defects
In 1879, Sir Sandford Fleming proposed dividing the world into 24 time zones. In doing so he universalized the notion of time. KLOK-02 was inspired by these time zones.
Perfect for traveling around the world, it makes it possible to display the time in its central window, from among 24 international cities.
Jumping hours in the window
Retrograde seconds and minutes
A pushbutton at 8 o’clock to unlock the watch head from its bracelet or accessory
Dimensions: 43.2 mm wide x 13.2 mm deep
Two-year warranty against any manufacturing defect
The watch maker Ollivier Savelli presents Butterfly watch, which takes inspiration from a butterfly posed on a cherry blossom.
The award winning watchmaker studied over thirty different butterflies before selecting the most spectacular to immortalise in this unique and fascinating watch.
The Papilio Lorquinianus, also known as Sea Green Swallowtail butterfly, is found in Indonesia, Java, Borneo and Sumatra. It is normally metallic black and aquamarine but transforms into a rainbow of colours when the light bounces off its wings as they flutter gently in a breeze.
The multi coloured pigments in the wings are represented by crimped multi hued sapphires, diamonds and other precious stones. A filigree of the finest gold delicately holds the precious gems, designed to evoke the scintillating gossamer wings, accentuating their graceful and intricate beauty.
Ollivier uses 18 Karat 4N Rose gold to better highlight the colours of the jewels. Rubies are used for the cherry blossoms contrasting brilliantly with the Swallowtails wings. The minimalist watch face is inlaid with mother of pearl, suggesting a glimmering pool at the base of the tree.
The design of the Ollivier Saveo watch case is the result of years of research. Each watch is a three dimensional panorama, displaying the interior from all angles. The sapphire glass case has been developed to allow natural light to shine from all angles on the watch mechanism. The curves in the glass avoid distortion yet retain an incredible degree of luminosity and transparency.
The watch is effectively a museum display for the jewellery and moving parts of the watch. It took Ollivier many decades to perfect all the diverse skills required. A luxury fusion of the finest watch making, jewellery craftsmanship and mechanical engineering, brought together in one remarkable wrist watch.
The Ollivier Saveo Butterfly watch is reminiscent of the animatronic marvels of the Ottoman Empire, Victorian clockwork jewellery and the intricate automata of the celebrated Faberge Eggs.
The aerial butterfly sits in a cherry tree of gems, its branches flowing around the watch face, sapphires floating in molten gold. The gold tree is made using traditional jewellery methods and then finished to watch making standards by machining it to 300th of a mm into its position.
The tree is inserted into the glass frame by hand and crimps are placed to support the structure, then the entire piece is reworked in situ, increasing the relief of the gold branches, polishing and finishing. Then the butterfly is carefully fixed to the tree to maximise the composition and balance within the transparent case.
This unique work of art takes two months to complete not including the design and research. It uses a fine Swiss Quartz movement and is also available with a Swiss mechanical movement according to the client’s preference.
Model: Ollivier Saveo Butterfly Watch
Swiss quartz movement, ETA 280
Pink gold 18ct, average weight 49g
Body: Pink gold 18ct, average weight 37g
Hand engraved with 49 sapphires (1.11 ct)
4 brilliants TW/VS1 (0.045 ct)
Size: 44×41 mm
Water Resistance: 3ATM
Watch Crystal: Special cut antireflective sapphire
External screws: 316 L Steel with PVD coating, pink gold 18ct
Louisiana Alligator (30mm Special Cut) Blue
Buckle: Double folding clasp, pink gold 18ct, average weight 15g
Total Pink Gold: 1 ct
Average weight: 101g
Total gemstones:44 stones, 1.15 ct
Crimped case: 50 dts TW/ VS, 0.91 ct
This high-jewellery interpretation of the Tonda 1950 boasts a sparkling gem-set dial inside the diamond studded gold case.
Five different sizes were chosen for the round diamonds that adorn the dial. Their dimensions and position are the result of meticulous calculation. The framework design evolved through a series of sketches to achieve the perfect softness in the transition between the stones, with the smallest at the centre, followed by larger ones, and smaller ones outside bordering the indices.
Each diamond has been carefully considered in order to play its part in a spectacular ensemble, in which the dial appears domed thanks to a beguiling trompe l’oeil effect. The stones shimmer in a unique, almost violent way; such is the brilliance of the light reflected from them. This complex and intensely vibrant structural concept is yet another example of Parmigiani Fleurier’s innovative might. 620 diamonds (totalling 2.495 carats) were used to decorate the dial and 84 (totalling 0.6460 carats) for the bezel.
The Tonda 1950 Clarity with rose gold case is available with a bracelet with links of the same metal, for a highly sophisticated ensemble. Parmigiani Fleurier has paired the white gold version with a mother of pearl calfskin strap.
Model: TONDA 1950 CLARITY
Power-reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 3 Hz – 21’600 A/h
Dimensions: 13 ¼’’’ – Ø 30.0 mm
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Decoration: “Côtes de Genève”, bevelled bridges
Shape: 3-part round case
Dimensions: Ø 39 mm
Thickness: 8.4 mm
Material: 18 ct rose gold/white gold
Water-resistance: 30 m
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire
Crown: Ø 4.3 mm
Back engraving: Individual number
Set with 620 diamonds for 2.495 cts
Colour: Full set
Index: Rose gold plated diamond-polished appliques
Hands: Delta-shaped with luminescent coating
18 ct rose gold bracelet with 18 ct rose gold folding buckle
White calf leather strap with 18 ct white gold Ardillon buckle
The Stella Polare (‘Pole Star’ in Italian) by ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENÈVE is a high end mechanical watch designed for ladies.
The case of the Stella Polare watch is cut from the Muonionalusta meteorite that fell to Earth north of the Arctic Circle over 100,000 years ago. The breath taking tourbillon and mechanical movement of this exceptional creation has been entirely decorated by hand. Hand-engraved stars on the bridges form a bas-relief set off against a background dotted with tiny craters, like the surface of a celestial sphere.
Equipped with a high precise tourbillon complication, the mechanical manual winding movement beats inside this timepiece delivers a 110-hour power-reserve when fully wound. The symmetry between the openwork barrel at 12 o’clock, and the tourbillon – supported by a bridge of great finesse – at six o’clock, reinforces the watch’s power and harmony. Through the transparent sapphire crystal case back, one can admire the beauty of complexity and decorations of the mechanical movement.
Discovered in northern Sweden in 1906, the Muonionalusta is a unique meteorite. This 230kg block of virtually pure iron had lain in the frozen ground of Lapland for 100,000 years. It is probably the oldest object known on Earth – born on the outskirts of the universe 4.5 billion years ago, at around the same time as our Solar System. The Muonionalusta is one of the 5% of ferrous meteorites. Its composition – essentially iron, along with 8% nickel and traces of more exotic materials (gallium, germanium, and iridium) – reveals its origins in outer space.
Stella Polare’s scintillating effect comes from the patterns produced by the craftsman and the meteorite, a crystalline, interweaving named Widmanstätten patterns.
The Stella Polare watch is worn on a turquoise bracelet made from Nile Perch lined with lizard-skin.
Technical details Case
Cut from Muonionalusta Meteorite block
Diameter: 40 mm
Thickness: 10 mm
Water proofness: 30 m
Power reserve: 110 h, 21600 variations / hours
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