ARMARE REGATTA by Regia Timepieces

Regia Timepieces is based in Singapore. The brand creates vintage styled watches with a spark of modern design and technological advancement. These high quality and reliable watches come with affordable prices. REGIA means “Royal” in Spanish. First watch collection from the brand is ARMARE REGATTA.

Armare Regatta watch takes inspiration from the legendary ref. 3646 (Panerai Radiomir) watch from the 1940 welded wire lug prototypes. The faults of the early prototype 3646 case were mainly due to the wire lugs which proved to be too fragile, also the water resistance of the early screw-in crown designs was not fully suited for military diving usage.

Armare Regatta is manufactured with a diameter of 44mm and a thickness of 13mm, to help cater to both ladies and gentlemen. It features a large dial and a fixed dodecagon bezel.

ARMARE REGATTA by Regia Timepieces

The first editions of “Armare Regatta” introduced with 3 modern unique dial coloration in 2 dial designs each color only holding a 100 pieces each (50 pieces for each of the green).

The second editions “發” dial are available in 6 colors. Each colour is limited to 100 pieces. They are available in both engraved (code R105) and plain bezel (code R106). 發” is [pronounce as Fa or Fatt in Chinese] or [Phat in Vietnamese].

Usually use during the Chinese New Year or when associated with good luck [發財] to become rich and to make money. Thus, Gong Xi Fa Cai [恭喜發財] is use in wishes, it means “Wishing you a prosperous year” or “Wish you make a lot of fortune”. “發” is placed on the 8 position as “發” is also sounds like “8” in Cantonese.

Regia Timepieces ARMARE REGATTA  watch

Both editions feature a Torpedo Submarine symbol on the dial. This symbol was added as the vintage “3646” was originally made for the military diving team.

The third editions “RSD” dial [Regia Skull Dial] are specially made with lume skull eyes, the first of its type. They are available with engraved (code R107) and plain bezel (code R108) format.

ARMARE REGATTA Watch

In its fourth edition, in collaboration with famous Australian artist Mr Timothy John, Regia Timepieces created the collector series DIAVOLO DEL MARE TJ2017, Limited Edition, custom skull painted watches. Only 10 pieces of these DIAVOLO DEL MARE TJ2017 Limited Edition watches are produced.

ARMARE REGATTA by Regia Timepieces

In the fifth edition, in collaboration with Malaysian artist Miss Sylvia Chow, Regia Timepieces presented the collector Floral, Dragon, Animal and Buddha collector series, custom painted Regia watches.

All these Regia watches are hand painted and limited in production; many a times only 1 piece is painted as no two pieces are the same.

Other Collections

REGIA Timepieces – DIVER (Armour Fish)
REGIA Timepieces launched its REGIA DIVER (code name Armour Fish), in 2017 product. A lots of designing and re-engineering effort was put into the smallest detail of this new 600m diver watches. Using the ISO6425 standard as a guide, this new diver has interesting feature and function

3 more REGIA DIVER variants joined the family in early 2018, namely the Blue Sunburst, Grey Sunburst and Angry Eye Grey sunburst dial. And finally, Regia Timpieces added the last variant for 2018, the Green Scuba Ghost, White Scuba Ghost and the Rider Edition White Scuba Ghost.

Regia custom patina dial watches
The REGIA custom made patina dial watches are painstakingly handmade. Each and every piece of watch dial is careful patina with its parameter. It takes a lot of time to monitoring and to achieve the unique patina dial look.

Backes & Strauss – The Earl of Strauss

Reflecting the unrivalled heritage and knowhow of two legendary luxury houses – Backes & Strauss (Masters of Diamonds) and Franck Muller (Master of Complications) – The Earl of Strauss is a masterpiece horology creation comprising of 677 round brilliant ideal cut diamonds (8.47 cts) and a bespoke mechanical movement. This exclusive timepiece is limited to 25 pieces.

In homage to the company’s co-founding father, the Earl of Strauss reflects the confidence and engaging nature of Max Strauss. The Ostrich trademark present on the balance wheel of this exquisite timepiece pays tribute to the unique vision Max Strauss had, also, it serves as a reminder of the rich heritage and pioneering essence of Backes & Strauss.

With each part of this exquisite bejeweled timepiece; from the round case and dial through the bridge and buckle to the Backes & Strauss signature Jewel in the Crown, we can admire a myriad of meticulously set round brilliant ideal cut diamonds, distinctive and awe-inspiring in their design and composition; just like John Nash’s architectural masterpieces. In a meeting between the beauty of the design and the inner workings of the watch, the movement of The Earl of Strauss is partly skeletonised. Not only does this expose the alluring architectural inspiration behind the timepiece but also the beauty in the precision of time.

Technical details
Size: 45 mm
Case: 112 round brilliant Ideal Cut diamonds, 5.60 carats
Dial: partially skeleton dial with 120-hour power reserve indicator and date, set with 367 round brilliant Ideal Cut diamonds, 1.61 carat
Crown: 1 round brilliant Ideal Cut diamond, 0.06 carat
Movement: manual-winding mechanical movement
Bracelet: alligator leather
Bridge: 167 round brilliant Ideal Cut diamonds, 0.75 carat
Buckle: 30 round brilliant Ideal Cut diamonds, 0.49 carat
Total: 677 round brilliant Ideal Cut diamonds, 8.51 carats

Franck Dubarry Revolution GMT Fileteado

Debuted at Baselworld 2016, the Revolution by Franck Dubarry is an audacious watch collection of dashing creativity, which affirms the designer’s desire to bring a new perspective to the watchmaking industry.

As a great traveler himself, the brand’s eponymous designer, Franck Dubarry, naturally wanted to develop an automatic GMT watch. He imagined his timepieces as true guides, able to satisfy even the most pragmatic traveler’s requirements. This Hommes et Femmes collection stamps its personality on the fine lineage of GMT watches, breaking classical conventions of a 12-hour revolution with a 24-hour dial that highlights two time zones.

Franck Dubarry Revolution GMT Fileteado watch

His passion for different cultures draws Franck Dubarry to make regular stops in Argentina, where he feels a strong connection with the country’s art especially Fileteado Porteño, born in the back streets of Buenos Aires in the early 20th century when it was brought over by immigrants from Italy.

The whole decorative repertoire and emblematic style of this artistic movement are manifest in the Revolution design. One glance is all it takes to be smitten. First to catch the eye is its novel case, with curved lines and spiraling scrolls engraved like a luminous filigree pattern.

The Revolution Gold model, with its rose gold case encircled with a diamond-studded bezel, offers sheer delicacy and femininity. Another version plays on more masculine aesthetics – a carbon bezel and an anthracite gray background to the dial. The dial (white or gray) is decorated with colorful arabesques. Flowers, hearts and vanitas symbols intertwine to create an original, hand-painted design. Jaunty colors inject a sense of freshness.

The Revolution Titanium model boasts a Grade 5 Titanium case. The dial’s background is hammered like a silver coin to produce striking contrasts and reveal unexpected plays of light.

Franck Dubarry reinterprets watchmaking design in the light of the philosophical values handed down to him from the French Revolution, to create a contemporary designer object. Every model features different shades in a harmonious composite, so it has a character all its own. From the resolutely rock’n’roll attitude of the Revolution Titanium to the radiant softness of the Revolution Gold, the myriad styles are testimony of the brand’s creative talent.

The back of the movement bears an engraving of the brand’s motto, “Libertas, Intrepidus, Honor” – an ode to creative freedom, liberty, and the renewal of art. The lugs have been carefully worked to ensure ergonomic comfort. Extending from the lugs, an Elastogator strap affords comfort and practicality, while bringing a finishing touch of elegance.

The Revolution collection is available in two versions:

Revolution Gold: Rose Gold 5N case, available in a variation with white dial background and diamond-set bezel, or a variation with anthracite gray dial background and anthracite gray carbon bezel.
Revolution Titanium: Grade 5 Titanium case, black carbon bezel, dial background hammered in the manner of a metal coin.

Technical details

  • Function: Hour Minute Date 24 hr GMT
  • Movement: 2893-2 Automatic Movement
  • Case: 18K Rose Gold 5N diamond or Grade 5 Titanium carbon bezel
  • Dial: Fileteado design, hand-painted 24 hr inner ring
  • Case measurements: 43x50mm
  • Strap: Elastogator® Genuine Leather & Rubber
  • Water resistance: 100 m
  • Warranty: 2 years

 

Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa Tourbillon Cyclone

Dressed in a highly precious platinum case, this unique Tourbillon timepiece has a blue mother of pearl marquetry dial that proudly boasts a cyclone inspired design with its colour gradation and subtle fragmentation.

Viewing from front, the first element to capture your eyes is the 30 second tourbillon positioned just above 6’o clock. One by one, the mother of pearl segments are placed around the tourbillon cage which represents the epicentre of cyclone. Each of the 103 pieces of mother of pearl is selected for its precise shade to ensure the ensemble produces a gradation of blues, from light in the centre, darkening as they move out towards the edge. Each segment is cut into a trapezoid figure and positioned so as to produce the effect of an explosion. The fresco is arranged concentrically around the tourbillon, and features a fractal representation of the disturbance that only a cyclone, as a force of nature, can produce. Another highlight of the dial is the 7day power reserve indicator strategically placed on its upper part.

The Kalpa Tourbillon Cyclone is equipped with a 30-second tourbillon which is exclusive to the Parmigiani Fleurier watchmaking centre and a feat of production. Rotating twice per minute rather than once, this tourbillon doubles the compensating effect on the force of gravity usually offered by a tourbillon. This hand-wound movement has a double barrel mounted in series, giving it a power reserve of one week, a rare feat for a complication such as this. The movement‘s bridges are hand-bevelled – over 40 hours of work for the 18 internal angles – creating spectacular plays of light. The movement has a power reserve of 7 days.

The platinum case is set with 215 baguette diamonds, totalling 11.88 carats. The hours are indicated by faceted indices, and the power reserve highlighted by a diamond-polished, rhodium-plated applique. The Hermès strap is a remarkable shade of blue, in harmony with the tones of the marquetry dial.

Technical details
Model: KALPA TOURBILLON CYCLONE

Movement
PF500
30-second tourbillon movement, and power reserve indication
Winding: Manual
Power-reserve: One week
Frequency: 3 Hz – 21‘600 A/h
Dimensions: 13‘‘‘ x 10 ½‘‘‘ – 29.3 x 23.6 mm
Thickness: 5.55 mm
Components: 237
Jewels: 30
Barrel(s): 2 series-coupled barrels
Decoration: “Côtes de Genève”, hand-bevelled bridges

Functions
Hours, Minutes
Second centre
One week power reserve indication
Tourbillon

Case
Case set with 215 diamonds baguettes 11.88 cts
Shape: Tonneau
Dimensions: 44.7 x 37.2 mm
Thickness: 11.5 mm
Material: 950 Platinum
Finishing: Full set
Water-resistance: 30 m
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire
Crown: Ø 7 mm
Back: Sapphire
Back engraving: Individual number and “MODELE UNIQUE”

Dial
Colour: Blue
Index: 18 ct gold appliques, diamond-polished, luminescent coating
Finishing: Mother of pearl marquetry
Hands: Delta-shaped with luminescent coating

Bracelet
Material: Alligator
Colour: Blue Storm
Brand: Hermès
Buckle type: Folding

CACHEUX Elephant Tourbillon – White Gold & White Gold Full set

Part of CACHEUX Elephant collection, this wristwatch comes dressed in an 18 carat white gold case that houses a mechanical manual winding movement equipped with a tourbillon that is visible through the open worked lower dial. Beating at the rate of 21,600 vph and equipped with 21 jewels, this movement provides an impressive power reserve up to 5 days (120 hours).

In its name, Elephant refers to a world premiere fastening system designed by Fabien Cacheux, founder of CACHEUX Haute-Horlogerie. The Elephant System® – comprised of the double brackets which operate as bracelet clasps – give to this collection and specifically to the Circus version a strong personality. It is simple and pleasing to loosen the bracket button with a quarter turn, sliding the bracelet through the bracket before refastening, you simply have to pull the bracelet down to lock the button, and the watch is safe on your wrist. The Elephant System is soft to use and it’s comfortable, there is no buckle under your wrist. Each bracelet is created specifically for its owner, so that the watch is adjusted to their wrist.

The Elephant Tourbillon White gold model is also available in full set versions. In the gem-set versions, the entire watch – case, bezel, dial, crown and its unique lugs – is adorned with sparkling diamonds/diamonds with semi-precious stones totalling 30 carats.

CACHEUX Elephant Tourbillon, White gold

Case
18 carats white gold
Edition number engraved by hand
Clear anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Personal message to be engraved by hand
Water resistance: 50 meters

Movement
Mechanical Manual winding Tourbillon movement
120-hour power reserve (5 days) on 1 barrel
21 600 vibrations per hour
Tourbillon: a revolution per minute
21 jewels

Fastenings
Elephant System ®

Bracelet
Individually made-to-measure
Large choice of leather, satin and colour

Total gold
750/1000 white gold
Weight: 135g

Collection Elephant Tourbillon « fullset »

Elephant Tourbillon fullset – White gold, 30 carats sapphires/diamonds

Case
18 carats white gold
Case set with sapphire round-cut and diamonds round-cut
Bezel set with sapphire round-cut and diamonds round-cut
Crown set with a rose-cut ruby
Edition number engraved by hand
Personal message to be engraved by hand
Water resistance: 50 meters

Dial
18 carats white gold
Dial set with:
. Baguette-cut sapphire
. Baguette-cut diamonds
. Round-cut diamonds
Logo on baguette-cut diamonds
18 carats white gold hands

Movement
Mechanical Manual winding Tourbillon movement
120-hour power reserve (5 days) on 1 barrel
21 600 vibrations per hour
Tourbillon: a revolution per minute
21 jewels
White gold tourbillon bridge

Fastenings
Elephant System
Fastenings set with round-cut diamonds
Buttons set with round-cut ruby and round-cut diamonds

Total gold
750/1000 white gold
Weight (average): 135g

Precious stones quality
Total diamonds: 23 carats
Total sapphires: 6 carats
Total rubies: 1 carat
Total: 30 carats
Clarity: VVS

Elephant Tourbillon fullset – White gold, 30 carats rubies/diamonds

Case
18 carats white gold
Case set with rubies round-cut and diamonds round-cut
Bezel set with rubies round-cut and diamonds round-cut
Crown set with a rose-cut ruby
Edition number engraved by hand
Personal message to be engraved by hand
Water resistance: 50 meters

Dial
18 carats white gold
Dial set with:
. Baguette-cut rubies
. Baguette-cut diamonds
. Round-cut diamonds
Logo on baguette-cut diamonds
18 carats white gold hands

Movement
Mechanical Manual winding Tourbillon movement
120-hour power reserve (5 days) on 1 barrel
21 600 vibrations per hour
Tourbillon: a revolution per minute
21 jewels
White gold Tourbillon Bridge
Fastenings
Elephant System
Fastenings set with round-cut diamonds
Buttons set with round-cut ruby and round-cut diamonds

Total gold
750/1000 white gold
Weight (average): 135g

Precious stones quality
Total diamonds: 23 carats
Total rubies: 7 carats
Total: 30 carats
Clarity: VVS

Elephant Tourbillon fullset – White gold, 30 carats diamonds

Case
18 carats white gold
Case set with diamonds round-cut
Bezel set with diamonds round-cut
Crown set with a rose-cut diamond
Edition number engraved by hand
Personal message to be engraved by hand
Water resistance: 50 meters

Dial
18 carats white gold
Dial set with:
. Baguette-cut diamonds
. Round-cut diamonds
Logo on baguette-cut diamonds
18 carats white gold hands

Movement
Mechanical Manual winding Tourbillon movement
120-hour power reserve (5 days) on 1 barrel
21 600 vibrations per hour
Tourbillon: a revolution per minute
21 jewels
White gold Tourbillon Bridge

Fastenings
Elephant System
Fastenings set with round-cut diamonds
Buttons set with round-cut ruby and round-cut diamonds

Total gold
750/1000 white gold
Weight (average): 135g

Precious stones quality
Total: 30 carats
Clarity: VVS

Elephant Tourbillon fullset – White gold, 30 carats emeralds/diamonds

Case
18 carats white gold
Case set with emerald round-cut and diamonds round-cut
Bezel set with emerald round-cut and diamonds round-cut
Crown set with a rose-cut ruby
Edition number engraved by hand
Personal message to be engraved by hand
Water resistance: 50 meters

Dial
18 carats white gold
Dial set with:
. Baguette-cut emerald
. Baguette-cut diamonds
. Round-cut diamonds
Logo on baguette-cut diamonds
18 carats white gold hands

Movement
Mechanical Manual winding Tourbillon movement
120-hour power reserve (5 days) on 1 barrel
21 600 vibrations per hour
Tourbillon: a revolution per minute
21 jewels
White gold tourbillon bridge

Fastenings
Elephant System
Fastenings set with round-cut diamonds
Buttons set with round-cut ruby and round-cut diamonds

Total gold
750/1000 white gold
Weight (average): 135g

Precious stones quality
Total diamonds: 23 carats
Total emerald: 6 carats
Total rubies: 1 carat
Total: 30 carats
Clarity: VVS

Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Quaestor Ripple

The aesthetics of the Toric Quaestor Ripple are inspired by a Japanese garden. These idyllic settings sometimes contain small islands of fine sand which is sculpted into concentric waves and scrolls reminiscent of tranquil waters. This is the pattern reproduced on the dial of the Toric Quaestor Ripple, a unique piece that pays tribute to the Zen philosophy at the heart of Japanese culture.

The dial of the Toric Quaestor Ripple is made from solid gold. It is hand engraved to create the waves of the pattern at various depths, creating a captivating sense of perspective. Each ripple has been engraved and hammered by hand to ensure that the boundary with the adjacent ripple is perfectly clear, yet very fine and subtle. The white gold of the case appears to extend the engraving, with the gadroons and knurling typical of the Toric middle. A ruby cabochon set on the crown completes the picture. This unique piece features a Havana Hermès strap in alligator leather.

The Minute Repeater on the Toric Quaestor Ripple has a Flywheel which replaces the traditional pallet fork, and represents an innovation in Parmigiani Fleurier’s haute horlogerie collection.

In addition to ensuring a constant supply of energy to the spring to regulate the speed of the percussions, this device improves the function of the minute repeater by eliminating its mechanical hum. While its counterpart, the pallet fork, operates with the jerky motion of a toothed wheel, the flywheel ensures complete mechanical silence, preserving only the melodious sound of the cathedral chimes.

The case in white gold has been forged to ensure perfect acoustics for the minute repeater chime, which means the sound wave oscillates at the optimal frequencies inside the case. The Toric Quaestor Ripple features “cathedral” chimes, a watchmaking term which means they form two sets of gongs around the case. This amplifies the acoustic quality compared with a single set, but the watchmaker’s work on the housing is considerably more difficult. The minute repeater chimes the hours, quarter- hours and minutes with a unique melody, marking the Toric Quaestor Ripple as a genuine horological masterpiece.

Technical details
Movement
PF349
Minute repeater movement, power reserve indication, sounding the hours, quarter-hours and minutes
Cathedral chimes with two gongs
Device for disengaging time-setting while the chime is sounding
H-Q-M sequence uninterrupted thanks to a regulator flywheel
Winding: Manual
Power-reserve: 72 hours
Frequency: 3 Hz – 21.600 A/h
Dimensions: 13’’’ – Ø 30.00 mm
Thickness: 6.55 mm
Components: 394
Jewels: 35
Barrel(s): 1
Decoration: Hand-bevelled main plate and bridges

Functions
Hours, Minutes
Minute repeater

Case
Shape: 3-part round case
Dimensions: Ø 46 mm
Thickness: 13.2 mm
Material: 18 ct white gold
Finishing: Polished
Water-resistance: 10 m
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire
Crown: Ø 7 mm
Back: Sapphire
Back engraving: Individual number and “MODELE UNIQUE”

Dial
Material: 18 ct gold
Colour: Rose gold
Finishing: Hand-engraved by theme
Hands: Javelin-shaped with luminescent coating

Bracelet
Material: Alligator
Colour: Havana
Brand: Hermès
BUCKLE Type : Ardillon

Louis Moinet Memoris Red Eclipse Limited Edition

Louis Moinet presents a new version of Memoris, the Red Eclipse. Dressed in a rose gold case and fully hand-engraved, with a lunar eclipse theme, this new interpretation wonderfully offsets the dominant blue of the astral micro-painting that adorns the dial.

The new version of Memoris has the same distinctive characteristic as the earlier models: making the chronograph the primary function of the timepiece, instead of just a complication. After three years of developments, Ateliers Louis Moinet went about things just as the inventor of the chronograph did in his day: taking a completely different approach to watchmaking, rather than attempting merely to improve on an existing model. Indeed, that’s how Mr Louis Moinet himself invented the chronograph and was the first to incorporate the use of high frequencies – just one of his many remarkable achievements.

Memoris shifts the whole of the chronograph function to the dial, structuring it around three guiding principles: locating the chronograph centre stage; giving it a traditional clutch column wheel; and adding a monopusher – just like Mr Louis Moinet’s very own Compteur de Tierces, the first chronograph in History (1816).

The chronograph’s action can be admired in its entirety by activating the pusher. The column wheel orchestrates the graceful ballet of the mechanism of steel and gears, passing information to the hands. The chronograph reigns in splendid isolation on the dial, leaving the beholder in no doubt that it is neither a skeleton nor an additional component: the all-new movement has been designed for and around the chronograph. To complete the picture, Louis Moinet has opted to locate the traditional workings of the automatic mechanism on the back of the movement, beneath the plate. Its oscillating weight is decorated with a red moon in gold-leaf enamel.

The caliber on Memoris is the LM54. Beating at a rhythm of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz), it boasts 302 components – and a 48-hour power reserve. Over sixty parts have been designed and manufactured to allow the chronograph to be presented atop a dedicated movement plate, separating it from the automatic movement beneath.

“Energie Plus” is an ingenious, automatic pawl winding system featuring an elegant spring with a ‘crab claw’ design. And to complete the assembly, a miniature ceramic ball bearing is mounted on the dual-material rotor.  The advantage of “Energie Plus” is that it allows the piece to be wound up in both directions, with a minimum of excess travel. This optimizes each movement of the rotor, recovering its energy, and winding the movement more effectively.

On the dial, Memoris’ starry base consists of a brass plate coated in a translucent blue. The stars have been created using an entirely new fixed graver process. Devised by one of Louis Moinet’s craftsmen, it involves attaching a specially-made lathe to a traditional rose engine (also known as a guillocheuse).

The idea is to combine the power of the rose engine with the precision of a handheld graver. The result differs from that produced by milling or stamping: while it resembles the effect traditionally associated with a guillocheuse in as much as material is removed, here this is focused on a tiny area with varying levels of depth – two characteristics that traditional engine turning seeks to avoid at all costs.

What is more, individual stars are all fashioned to feature different angles and depths, so that each and every one captures as much light as possible. Several fixed graver sessions are required per star. The process used is unprecedented in watchmaking – and the outstanding result gives the novel impression of stars that really are shining.

The rose gold case is also fully hand-engraved, and decorated with jewels at the end of the lugs. The time is displayed on a dark blue grand feu enamel dial.  The rose gold “Red Eclipse” Memoris comes in a limited edition of 12 pieces.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Grand Deck Tourbillon in Rose Gold Limited Edition

Launched in 2016, the Marine Grand Deck Tourbillon, edited in 18 timepieces of white 18ct gold, boasts a highly original time display that evokes the boom of a ship. This haute-horlogerie creation incorporates the cutting-edge technology, innovative mechanisms and fine craftsmanship that have made the Ulysse Nardin name.

For 2017, the Marine Grand Deck Tourbillon emerges from Le Locle, Switzerland in a warm color scheme: a limited edition of 18 pieces crafted in 5N rose gold.

In a proud nod to its maritime roots, the Marine Grand Deck Tourbillon marries meticulous craftsmanship with technical avant-garde to explore the elements on the deck of a yacht. The craftsmanship, a Ulysse Nardin fundamental, is clearly displayed by the detail on the dial: finely crafted in pin oak, its unique marquetry is an incredibly lifelike depiction of a ship’s deck. The slightly darker wood of this edition is the color of chocolate, enhancing the rose gold of the case and lugs.

The technical avant-garde so acclaimed by the international press and watchmaking professionals is evidenced by the patented time mechanism, a revolutionary new take inspired by a yacht’s boom, ropes and winches working together to hoist the sails. Using super-strong yet ultra-fine nanowires for the ropes, the mechanism employs a unique retrograde jumping hour device, driving the minute hand with 2 pulleys and 2 winches in gold. The jumping hour is visible in a double aperture under the maritime symbols at 12 o’clock, in white for excellent visibility. Quick time correction is enabled with the pusher at 2 o’clock.

The minutes are displayed in gold on a spinel arc across the center of the dial, with the golden boom drawn across to show exact time. The system, which is regulated by a double-barrel system, incorporates the magnificence and extreme precision of a flying tourbillon, nested in a gold ring at 6 o’clock. Employing the UN-630, a 60-second flying tourbillon with manual winding movement, the Marine Grand Deck Tourbillon has a generous 48h power reserve and is water resistant to 100 m.

Technical details
Model: Marine Grand Deck Tourbillon in Rose Gold
Ref. 6302-300/GD
Limited Edition 18 pieces

Movement
Caliber UN-630
21’600 v/h
Tourbillon with an exclusive boom display
Power-Reserve: Approximately 48 hours
Winding: Manual-winding

Functions
Jumping hour in a double aperture
Minutes on a graduated arc
60 seconds flying tourbillon
Forward and backward hour corrector

Case
18 ct rose gold 5N, fluted bezel
Crown: Screw-down security crown covered with black rubber
Diameter: 44 mm
Water-Resistance: 100 m
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case-Back: Sapphire crystal

Dial
Hand-crafted wood marquetry
Minutes arc of brown spinel in the centre of the dial
Golden boom indicates minutes

Bracelet
Leather with a folding buckle

Robert Loomes Stamford Original

In 2016, at Salon QP luxury watch fair in London, Loomes unveiled a new mechanical timepiece, the Stamford Original. Equipped with a new 100% British movement, this exceptional creation proudly carries a touch of Scottish gold in each watch.

Robert Loomes Stamford Original watch

Almost 80% of the components of this watch were manufactured in-house, with the other 20% being made by companies within a 100 mile radius – including the leather strap which is made locally by a leather works who supply the London Haute Couture labels.

The watch, cased in either 18ct white or yellow gold, is priced at £28,500.

Fiona Krüger Petit Skull Series

The PETIT SKULL Series is Fiona Krüger’s fourth offering from her iconic Skull collection. For these exceptional watches, Fiona refers back to her Fine Art roots, using the classic guillochage technique as her chisel to sculpt radiant skull dials, instilling each of her watches with its own distinct character.

The PETIT SKULL Series comprises of 3 unique watches, each produced as a limited edition of 18 pieces. The watches are hand-made in Switzerland and powered by a fully skeletonised, automatic, Swiss mechanical movement with specially designed oscillating mass.

Each of the PETIT SKULL’s intricate 9-piece dials are impeccably hand-finished and produced in partnership with Kari Voutilainen’s dial factory, Comblémine.

The dial’s first layer, a polished base plate, acts as a crisp frame around the eyes, nose and mouth.

The second layer comprises of 6 individually guilloche and coloured pieces, beautifully reflect light to reveal the elegant rhythm of the guillochage. Every guilloché pattern was painstakingly chosen and positioned on each piece of the dial, recessing the eyes and jaw and opening up the forehead and cheeks, as would a sculptor carving a portrait. Te teeth are finished with perlage and rhodium plating to echo the bridges of the skeletonised movement, which can be seen through the eyes and nose of the Skull.

The final layer is a softly shot-blasted outline, punctuated by hand-polished black studs to mark the hours. Through the PETIT SKULLS’ eyes, the moving balance wheel and delicate mainspring of the movement can be seen, which, when wound up, bring the watches to life.

Technical details

PETIT SKULL (Black)

Case
Material: Stainless Steel 316N with specifically & colour designed back opening
Case size: 48 × 34.5 mm (length × width), 9.8 mm thick
Glass: Sapphire (front and back)

Dial
9 part brass dial with specially designed guilloche pattern and black galvanised finish
Layer 1: Hand-polished brass with rhodium finishing
Layer 2: 6 part skull shape with specifically designed Traits droits en Soleil and Clous de Paris guillochage and Noir New galvanised finish, “teeth” with rhodium finishing and perlage.
Layer 3: Fine shot-blasted brass with rhodium finishing and hand-polished black stud hour markers
Hands: Polished Steel

Movement
Mechanical Automatic Skeletonised movement, with customised oscillating mass with Traits droits en Soleil guillochage and Noir New galvanised finish.

Bracelet
Hand-stitched leather
Buckle Steel pin buckle

Edition
18 pieces

PETIT SKULL (Blue)

Case
Material: Stainless Steel 316N with specifically & colour designed back opening
Case size: 48 × 34.5 mm (length × width), 9.8 mm thick
Glass: Sapphire (front and back)

Dial
9 part brass dial with specially designed guilloche pattern and blue galvanised finish.
Layer 1: Hand-polished brass with rhodium finishing
Layer 2: 6 part skull shape with specifically designed Soleil 12 Divisions avec traits pronounces and Ecailles de poisson guillochage and Bleu Royale galvanised finish, “teeth” with rhodium finishing and perlage.
Layer 3: Fine shotblasted brass with rhodium finishing and handpolished black stud hour markers
Hands: Polished Steel

Movement
Mechanical Automatic Skeletonised movement, with customised oscillating mass with Ecailles de poisson guillochage and Bleu Royale galvanised finish.

Bracelet
Hand-stitched leather strap
Buckle: Steel pin buckle

Edition
18 pieces

PETIT SKULL (Silver)

Case
Material: Stainless Steel 316N with specifically & colour designed back opening
Case size: 48 × 34.5 mm (length × width), 9.8 mm thick
Glass: Sapphire (front and back)

Dial
9 part brass dial with specially designed guilloche pattern and silver galvanised finish.
Layer 1: Hand-polished brass with rhodium finishing
Layer 2: 6 part skull shape with specifically designed Soleil 24 Divisions guillochage and silver galvanised finish, “teeth” with rhodium finishing and perlage
Layer 3: Fine shotblasted brass with rhodium finishing and hand-polished black stud hour markers
Hands: Blued Steel

Movement
Mechanical Automatic Skeletonised movement, with customised oscillating mass with Soleil 24 Divisions guillochage and silver galvanised finish.

Bracelet
Hand-stitched leather strap
Buckle: Matte black PVD treated steel pin buckle

Edition
18 pieces

Perrelet New “Diamond Flower Amytis” In Pastel Shades

With the Diamond Flower Amytis, Perrelet is offering a collection intended for women with a penchant for elegance and refined style.

The Diamond Flower Amytis offers an imaginary journey through the hanging gardens of Babylon, created by Nebuchadnezzar in tribute to the beauty of his wife, Queen Amytis of Media, whose name inspired this feminine collection.

The Swiss watchmaker Perrelet stands out through the originality of its dial enlivened by the Double Rotor function patented in 1995 that has become a signature feature. This particular model now admirably embodies its expertise in highlighting both watchmaking techniques and artistic crafts. Launched last year in black or white dial versions, the Double Rotor Amytis appears clothed in delicate shades such as ivory or blue.

This watch with its 36.5 mm-diameter case is equipped with Manufacture Caliber P-181-H, an automatic Double Rotor movement. One of its twin oscillating weights is visible on the dial side, while the rotation of the perfectly synchronized rotors drives the barrels and ensures more efficient winding.

The dial-side oscillating weight is an authentic work of art involving several artisan-style skills. The finely crafted petals and leaves are expertly cut out, rhodium-plated, sandblasted and decorated with precious materials such as diamonds (16 totaling 0.067cts) and mother-of-pearl, thereby endowing this rotor – an important component of automatic movements – with great originality.

The oscillating weight thus appears to dance gracefully across the dial in step with wrist movements. The two variations both feature delicate pastel shades. The ivory-toned version features a sunburst blue dial graced with a contrasting white mother-of-pearl half-moon along with yellow Roman numerals converging towards the center and lending an original touch of character; while the beauty of the version with a sky blue strap is magnified by a white mother-of-pearl applique against a light blue background bearing violet blue Roman numerals.

The Diamond Flower Amytis thereby pays fresh tribute to Perrelet’s Double Rotor and appears fitted with white or blue alligator straps or a steel bracelet depending on the dial color, secured by a steel folding clasp.

Technical characteristics
Ref. A2065/6 (blue dial with white mother-of-pearl applique, ivory-toned strap)
Ref. A2065/7 (light blue dial with white mother-of-pearl applique, light blue strap)

Movement
Manufacture Caliber P-181-H, mechanical automatic movement
Vibrations per hour: 28,800 (4Hz)
Number of jewels: 26
Bridges adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif
Skeletonized oscillating weight with Perrelet logo
Power reserve: 42 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds via central hands

Case
Materials: stainless steel
Diameter: 36.5 mm
Thickness: 12.3 mm
Crystal: sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides
Case-back: see-through back fitted with a sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 5 bar

Dials
Ivory-toned version
– Sunburst blue background (from 2 to 7 o’clock)
– Half moon-shaped white mother-of-pearl applique (from 7 to 2 o’clock)
– Roman numerals appearing in yellow on the mother-of-pearl part and in white on the blue dial
– Blue hands
Blue version
– Light blue background (from 7 to 2 o’clock)
– Half moon-shaped white mother-of-pearl applique (from 2 to 7 o’clock)
– Violet blue Roman numerals
– Blue hands

Oscillating weight
Engraved and rhodium-plated to form stylized petals and leaves
Decoration: two petals with mother-of-pearl inlays; sandblasting on the other parts
Gemsetting: 16 Top Wesselton VS1 diamonds (0.067 cts)

Strap
Light blue or white alligator leather, depending on the dial version
Also available with a steel bracelet
Stainless steel folding clasp with Perrelet logo

Laurent Ferrier Galet Traveller Night Blue for William & Son

On demand of its exclusive retailer in London, William & Son, Laurent Ferrier has created a special 18k rose-gold and platinum limited edition of the new Galet Traveller Night Blue, applying red gold-leaf to highlight the United Kingdom’s position in the enamel dial.

The UK-only edition is based on the Galet Traveller movement LF 230.1 – which offers 80 hours of power reserve and functions with a so called “natural” escapement – and is visible through the sapphire case back on which the name William & Son has been engraved in a unique blue lacquer displayed at 12 o’clock.

The centre of this dial is adorned with a convex planisphere depicting the five continents in 18K white gold, surrounded by a blue enamel sea. Crafted using the age-old champlevé technique, the area destined to host the seas and oceans is hollowed out from the material before the enamel is applied. The difficulty lies in performing this enamelling on a domed surface serving to re-produce the rotundity of the Earth and in highlighting the central five-continent motif. The edge of the continents slopes gently towards the coastlines, displaying various shades of blue.

The three-dimensional effect is reinforced by several aesthetic details. The emerged territories are painted and the world’s cities seen by night are depicted by gold leaf-adorned dots further enhancing the contrast with the oceans. Hand-finished with a circular satin-brushed decoration, the outer gold ring dips towards the central sphere, thereby accentuating the illusion of a raised globe literally balanced on top of the dial.

The unique aesthetic of the model is heightened by the drop-shaped hour-markers whose tips extend beyond the ring, giving the impression that they are literally suspended in the void.

1- Cells are carved on the metal plate (dial)
2- Delicate enamel is embedded in the carved surface of the dial

The piece is then fired until the enamel melts

3- After cooling the surface of the object is polished and continents painted
4- 5N red gold leafs are applied on the enamel dial to highlight the United Kingdom’s position

The Galet Traveller Globe Night Blue was developed in such a way as to combine practicality with an overall balance of the timepiece, thus ensuring readability and performance in all circum-stances.

Two perfectly symmetrical oblong pushers delicately integrated into the left-hand side of the case serve to adjust the local time indicated by the central hand. When passing from one time zone to another, this central hours hand may be moved forward or backwards in one-hour increments by successive presses. The upper pusher moves the hand one hour forwards, while the lower one moves it backwards, all without affecting the minutes hand.

In addition to this fast adjustment of local time, the date appearing through an aperture at 3 o’clock automatically jumps when the hand passes midnight, thereby adjusting without any separate intervention to the transitions between different time zones. Meanwhile, the 9 o’clock aperture keeps track of the reference time (home time). The 24-hour display provides a natural distinction between daytime and night-time hours.

The Galet Traveller Globe is powered by self-winding LF Calibre 230.01, incorporating the dual-time adjustment mechanism as well as the date. It features a system of unidirectional automatic winding via a pawl-fitted micro-rotor, backed by a double direct-impulse échappement naturel. This escapement is distinguished by the fact that the balance receives two direct impulses for each oscillation, thereby guaranteeing excellent efficiency matched by an 80-hour power reserve.

The decoration and finishing are performed in keeping with the spirit of Haute Horlogerie, combining extreme dexterity with artisan-style expertise. The sapphire crystal case-back of the Galet Traveller Globe enables one to admire the exquisite refinement of this craftsmanship and was engraved in a specific blue lacquer at 12 o’clock with the name of William & Son for this specific limited edition. In addition to the Côtes de Genève décor on the bridges and the circular graining on the mainplate, the sides are manually chamfered and the screw heads are polished. The hand chamfering is particularly visible in the finesse of the interior angles, highlighting the authentic respect for the watchmaking art consistently cultivated by Laurent Ferrier.

The Galet Traveller Globe Night Blue for William & Son will be limited to five pieces in rose gold and platinum.

Technical details
References: Red Gold: LCF012.R5 / Platinum: LCF012.P1

Movement
Self-winding Calibre LF230.01
Off-centred micro-rotor in 18K solid gold with pawl-fitted unidirectional winding, fixed between the mainplate and the bridge of the micro-rotor and equipped with a “silent bloc” shock-absorbing system
Natural escapement with double direct-impulse directly on the balance
Silicon pallet-lever with self-lubricating properties, escape-wheels in a phosphorous nickel alloy, produced according to LIGA technology
Indications: hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock, date at 3 o’clock home time/reference time at 9 o’clock
Correctors: crown for winding and time-setting and, on the left side of the case, two push-buttons (+) and (-) respectively positioned at 10 and 8 o’clock, to adjust the time hour per hour with automatic date correction
Diameter: 14’’’ ( Ø 31.60 mm)
Thickness: 5.80 mm
Frequency: 3Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour)
Power reserve: 80 hours
288 parts
44 jewels
Reference LCF0012.G1.NGE08

Case
5N red gold or platinum
Three parts: case middle, bezel and snap-on case-back
Size: Ø 41 mm (49 mm including the lugs)
Thickness: of the material 10 mm / including the sapphire crystal 13.70 mm
Domed sapphire crystals, front and back engraved at 12 o’clock with a William & Son logo
Water-resistant to 30 metres
“Ball-shaped” crown in 5N red gold or platinum

Dial
In 18K gold, spherical centre in translucent blue champlevé enamel with a circular satin-brushed sloping blue rim
Drop-shaped hour-markers in 18K white gold
Bevelled date window at 3 o’clock
Dual time-zone aperture at 9 o’clock

Hands
18K white gold
“assegai-shaped”

Strap
Hand-sewn blue alligator leather, Alcantara lining
16 mm pin buckle or double-blade folding clasp, in 18K white gold

Laurent Ferrier Galet Square Walton Street Limited Edition – Exclusively For Swiss Finetiming

On demand of its partner Swiss FineTiming, Laurent Ferrier has created a new version of the Galet Square micro-rotor offering a two-tone red gold hued sector dial typical of the late 1930s with lugs designed for Swiss FineTiming. This special edition timepiece celebrates the opening of the new Swiss FineTiming store Walton Street, downtown Chicago.

For this special edition, Laurent Ferrier presents a new composition of space on its exceptional sector dial, while respecting the aesthetic codes of its collection. The harmonious division between an outer circle with a circular satin-brushed finish and a central zone with a vertical satin-brushed finish lends the dial this two-tone effect.

The space is marked out by an anthracite nickel and delicately accentuated raised chapter ring featuring curved markers paying a distinctive nod to the brand’s iconic drop-shaped hour-markers. This new red gold colored dial is punctuated by anthracite nickel Breguet type numerals at 9, 12 and 3 o’clock and an applied chapter with a round cabochon cut finish, polished manually offering a beautiful volume effect and focus firmly on readability. The outer rail is complemented by anthracite painted Breguet numerals.  The small seconds echoes the central theme, thereby endowing this model with a perfect balance entirely respectful of the pure lines and the principles of readability cherished by Laurent Ferrier.

The dial is graced with “arrow-shaped” hours and minutes hands in gold, treated with ruthenium; while the baton-type seconds hand set the perfect finishing touches. The Laurent Ferrier logo is silver print depicted on the cartouche.

To highlight the unique nature of this model, Laurent Ferrier designed distinctive lugs featuring a side decoration exclusively for Swiss FineTiming. The timepiece is fitted with a ball-shaped winding-crown ensuring smooth and pleasant handling.

The back sapphire was treated to reveal on the inner part, the Swiss FineTiming logo. The back bezel shows the number of the timepiece out of ten. Its water resistance is guaranteed to a depth of 30 metres.

Once again, Laurent Ferrier testifies to its determination and its ability to create models imbued with a pure aesthetic while also giving a preference to “bespoke” interpretations for unique occasions.

This watch is driven by the self-winding FBN Calibre 229.01 equipped with a unidirectional pawl-fitted micro-rotor and guaranteeing a three-day power reserve. This is the third exclusive in-house movement developed, assembled and adjusted in the Laurent Ferrier workshops. It comprises a silicon escapement with double direct impulse on the balance. This innovation developed by Laurent Ferrier gives two impulses to the balance per oscillation, a system requiring two escape-wheels and a specially designed lever.

Alongside the Côtes-de-Genève motif on the bridges and the circular graining on the mainplate, the wheel spokes are bevelled, the screw heads are chamfered and polished and the interior angles are hand-crafted.

The Galet Square Walton Street Swiss FineTiming Limited Edition is equipped with a brown alligator leather hand stitched strap which has a double layer with a flat upper part, which gives the timepiece an additional volume, featuring an Alcantara lining.

The Galet Square Walton Street Limited Edition to 10 pieces is exclusively available at Swiss FineTiming in Chicago.

Technical details

Movement
FBN calibre 229.01, automatic winding with pawl-fitted micro-rotor
72-Hour power reserve
Micro-rotor: fixed between the main plate and the micro-rotor bridge
Silicon escapement with double direct impulse on the balance
Silent-block shock protection system for the micro-rotor
Indications: hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock
Movement diameter: 14’’’ = 31,60 mm
Movement thickness: 4.35 mm
Number of components: 186
Number of jewels: 35
Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz)

Case
In stainless steel, cushion-shaped with Swiss FineTiming special lugs
Back sapphire: Black Swiss FineTiming logo metallized
Back bezel: numbered out of 10
Case dimensions: 41x41mm (diagonal: 45.35mm)
Water resistance: to 30 m
Case thickness: 11.10 mm

Dial
Two-tone red goldcolored sector dial with vertical satin-brushed centre and circular satin-brushed exterior
Snailed small seconds
Anthracite nickel gold appliques chapter ring and Breguet-type Arabic
Hands: 18K/750 gold, anthracite “arrow-shaped” for the hours and minutes, baton-shaped for the seconds

Strap
Hand-sewn brown alligator, two layers and flat upper part withAlcantara lining
Buckle/clasp: pin buckle or double-blade folding clasp in stainless steel

Price
$42,700

Votum Watch Collection – Heritage, Elegance, New Classic and Performance

The Votum watch Brand was at its peak in the 60‘s when the cosmopolitan and bilingual city of Biel had its leading role among the most important spots in watchmaking. The flourishing watch metropolis paved the way for further expansion by inviting and welcoming the needed «Savoir-faire» to produce state-of-the-art timepieces. the new Votum collection takes its inspiration from the brand’s most popular watches from the 60‘s, such as the famous model with the fine diagonal lines for the new «heritage».

Heritage is the revamp of an original Votum model built in the 60’s. A rather unconventional watch, but yet with a classical twist.

Stainless steel case with domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Screwed case back with crystal
Diameter 41.50 mm
Height 11.40 mm
Water-resistant 10 ATM
Swiss Made automatic movement ETA 2824-2

Elegance is the classy timepiece for an everyday lifestyle. Regardless of the occasion this sporty dress watch will always be exactly right.

Stainless steel case with domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Screwed case back with crystal
Diameter 41.50 mm
Height 11.80 mm
Water-resistant 10 ATM
Swiss Made automatic movement SW260-1

New classic is the revival of the vintage watch made to withstand the harshness of unstoppable time.

Stainless steel case with domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Screwed case back with crystal
Diameter 41.50 mm
Height 11.40 mm
Water-resistant 10 ATM
Swiss Made automatic movement ETA 2824-2

Performance is an intriguingly different way of showing the date. A red arrow points to the correct day on the bezel – not where you normally would expect it.

Stainless steel case with domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Screwed case back with crystal
Diameter 41.50 mm
Height 12.60 mm
Water-resistant 10 ATM
Swiss Made automatic movement SW221-1

Schwarz Etienne Roswell Voyage

Back in 2015, Swiss luxury watch manufacture Schwarz Etienne presented Roswell, a new range of timepieces equipped with state of the art ISE – Irreversible Schwarz Etienne movement. In 2016, the manufacture updated this series with a new model christened Roswell Voyage.

The second model of a series that is certain to last, the Roswell Voyage braved the elements, the cold, and the snow; the tale of its adventures nestled within. For, in its heart in a hermetically sealed capsule, this exceptional timepiece holds a fragment of the most emblematic of Swiss mountains.

The Roswell Voyage is a refined timepiece with an innovative design, which fosters its difference and originality. In a waterproof and hermetically sealed capsule below the calibre, this watch guards a fragment of rock that has been carved from the most famous peak of the Swiss Alps. This stone rests delicately on a sky-blue background, where a setting moon lyrically illuminates the amazing landscapes. And when the heavenly bodies give way, the capsules seize the memories.

The Roswell Voyage comes dressed in an immediately recognizable 45mm steel case, with a slightly convex anti-reflective sapphire that crowns a novel manufactured movement, the ISE – Irreversible Schwarz Etienne. This reversed movement, visible through a large dial opening, offers a plunging view into the heart of the mechanism, and a glimpse of the micro-rotor and balance wheel decorated with the SE logo, developed by and for the Manufacture Schwarz Etienne.

The particularity of this model also lies in the laser-cut oscillating-weight cover, which features the silhouette of the more than 4000-meter High Mountain. Its black dial adorned with rhodium-plated applied Roman-numeral indices, is enhanced by a sunray brushing spiralling outwards from the small second at 11 o’clock to fully cover the dial, like a sunrise behind the rocky outcrop. Thus, when the sun rises and the moon sets, a perpetual dialogue is initiated between their visible and hidden sides. The designers at Schwarz Etienne have cleverly combined materials and shapes to adorn this voyage with a rare elegance.

Horns with recessed angles, cut to emphasise the majesty of the crown, imprint a new dimension upon this exceptional watch. Contrasting with the intentionally rounded lines of the case, they guarantee recognition at first sight. These curves will seduce the most audacious, those who do not fear reaching for the mountain summits in the vault of the sky.

The black topstitched alligator strap also holds a nice surprise in store. Sober in colour, it gracefully complements the case. But a fiery colour brings vitality to the flipside: the underside of the strap is dressed in an intense blue. In a presentation-case without equal, the Roswell Voyage will hold onto its secrets until it lands. Borrowing shape and colour from the world of flying saucers such as those imagined at the dawn of space travel, the Roswell Voyage is revealed inside its vessel.

In 2015, the ISE – Irreversible Schwarz Etienne calibre presented the new look for the watchmaker from La Chaux-de-Fonds. Like passing time, and life ticking away, the reversal of the movement is irreversible and gives new momentum to the path that the Manufacture Schwarz Etienne is taking today. The ISE was designed around the manufacture ASE – Automatic Schwarz Etienne movement, like an extension of it. Inverted, the self-winding mechanical movement allows some of the subtle workings of the mechanism, such as the decentred micro-rotor at 9 o’clock, small seconds offset at 11 o’clock, the escapement and the balance bridge to be exposed. A large frame opening brings to life the caliber and its components.

The exclusive ASE calibre had been conceived with a multifunctional approach and a practical logic. It has a 4-day power reserve. Among its innovative features, it includes an off-centre microrotor, which is found on the ISE. It is an unusual complication, as it requires a highly complex development process. This departure from a traditional centred model gives an enhanced view of the mechanism, which is usually obscured by the rotor. But the ISE – Irreversible Schwarz Etienne does not fully reveal itself; the Roswell maintains a small air of mystery.

The cover of the micro-rotor’s oscillating weight is personalised. Laser-cut, it echoes the profile of the famous Swiss mountain’s distinctive north face. Finally, the centre of the balance is elegantly adorned with the initials of the manufacture SE – a technical prowess bearing witness to the expertise of the Schwarz Etienne watchmakers.

Technical details
Collection: Roswell Voyage
Reference: WRW20TJ40SS01AA

Movement
Schwarz Etienne manufactured automatic movement «Irreversible» with micro-rotor ISE 100.00
Power reserve of 4 days

Functions
Hours, minute
Small second at 11 o’clock
Micro-rotor at 9 o’clock

Case
Stainless steel (Ø45 mm)
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 5 atmospheres (165 feet | 50 meters)

Dial
Black
Hands: Brass with rhodium treatment

Strap
Black alligator with blue alligator lining
Buckle Folding buckle in stainless steel with SE logo

Moritz Grossmann – ATUM Skelett Unique Piece, By Christophe Schaffo

German watch manufacture Moritz Grossmann has partnered with master watchmaker Christophe Schaffo to create the ATUM Skelett, a one-of-a-kind skeletonised wristwatch.

Christophe Schaffo is passionate about his artisanal skills. His father Kurt Schaffo is an independent watchmaker in Le Locle, the town in the remote part of Switzerland deemed to be the cradle of haute horlogerie. The Vallée de Joux region stands for world-famous luxury timepieces and the highly specialised ateliers in which know-how and craftsmanship are handed down from fathers to sons. Christophe Schaffo learned the art of engraving under the auspices of Raoul Boichat at the Ecole d’art de la Chaux-de-Fonds and while working with his father. In 1985, he opened his own workshop in La Brévine. Here, he designs and crafts exquisite one-of-a-kind watches entirely by hand, at most ten per year. His work unites technology, craftsmanship, and the ultimate in artistic creativity. Each individual piece reflects inspiration, experience, and the finesse of his gifted hands. Christophe Schaffo’s creations express poetic beauty and delight their owners with a magical representation of time.

In collaboration with Grossmann, Christophe Schaffo created the aesthetically perfect manifestation of a mechanically immaculate watch. The material of the calibre 100.5 was reduced to the bare essence by skeletonisation. Every single part is manually chamfered, chased, and engraved.

Countless hours are invested in this fusion of the arts and horological precision; the customer can choose either a rose-gold or white-gold case for the unique piece. The singular ATUM Skelett combines pure beauty with pure watchmaking artistry.

Fears Redcliff Date

On the 3rd November 2016, the Fears Watch Company Limited, known as “Fears”, announced its return at the SalonQP watch exhibition in London. Having previously run for over a century, the company has lain dormant for the past 60 years, and is now re-established by the original founder’s great-great-great-grandson.

Fears Redcliff Date watch

Today, the new watches have been designed in Britain before being manufactured in Switzerland, meaning Fears watches still carrying the “Swiss Made” label as they had for over a century before.

The first watch to carry the Fears name on its dial in 60 years is Redcliff Date, which takes its name from the street in Bristol where the company was originally founded. The Redcliff Date is an analogue three-hand watch featuring the date in a window at 3 o’clock. Powered by a Swiss Ronda quartz movement housed in a 38mm stainless steel case, the Redcliff Date has been designed to suit both men and women.

Fears Redcliff Date watch - Jetliner White dial on a Passport Red goat's skin strap

Available in two dial colours at launch; “Jetliner” white and “Fears” blue, both featuring Super-LumiNova® on the hands and hour markers. Each watch is offered on a choice of five strap colours, all hand-made in Belgium from Indian goat’s leather, featuring an Easy-Release spring bar system allowing the wearer to change the strap easily with no tools.

Fears Redcliff Date - Jetliner White dial on a Black goat's skin strap

The company was originally founded by Edwin Fear in 1846 in Bristol, before growing during the 19th and 20th Centuries to a point that by the late 1920s it was employing over 100 people. The export warehouse, which had its own Post Office branch, fulfilled orders received from 95 “Foreign and Colonial” countries.

Fears Redcliff Date - Fears Blue dial on a Fears Blue goat's skin strap

Surviving two world wars, Fears closed in the late 1950s when the fourth generation decided not to continue the business. It has now been re-established in the 21st Century by Nicholas Bowman Scargill, the 6th generation, after he completed nearly five years training with Rolex in their London workshop.

Fears Redcliff Date watch with Blue dial on a Mink Brown goat's skin strap

The Fears Redcliff Date is one of the first watches to be accompanied by its own service history book, the Fears WatchBook. Along with the five year guarantee and instructions the book features specific pages to accompany the History Notes that are provided by Fears with every new strap purchase or after-sales service. The brand also offers a range of tailored services from battery changes to engraving.

Fears Redcliff Date - Fears Blue dial on a Tan Brown goat's skin strap

The Swiss Made Fears Redcliff Date retails at £650 and additional Fears Straps at £85.

Technical details

Model: Fears Redcliff Date

Case
Stainless Steel, 38mm
Lug width: 20mm
Glass: Sapphire Crystal

Movement
Swiss Ronda 515 quartz

Dial
Lacquered, featuring Super-LumiNova®
Water resistance: 50m or 5ATM

Functions
Time (central seconds) & Date

Warranty
5 Year guarantee from date of purchase

Strap
Genuine goat’s leather

Serial number
Individually numbered, sequentially

To discover more timepieces from this brand, please visit Fears watches page. To learn more about the Fears Watch Company and its history, please click here.

CYRUS KLEPCYS SOLO TEMPO

Introduced in 2016, CYRUS KLEPCYS SOLO TEMPO is a 3-hands timepiece for watch enthusiasts who don’t care about complications but are in search of a simple time instrument to read the time that can complement a casual look as well as a more elegant suit with a distinctive style.

CYRUS KLEPCYS SOLO TEMPO

At first glance, one of the immediately recognizable features of KLEPCYS SOLO TEMPO is the cushion-shaped case which incorporates symmetrically opposed crowns at 3 and 9 o’clock, a long key feature of the Maison.

CYRUS KLEPCYS SOLO TEMPO

The two crowns, usually both functional in Cyrus timepieces, are an exception here. The one on the right-hand side of the case winds the movement and sets the time while the second one on the left-hand side is not operational and serves to keep the symmetry of its aesthetics.

CYRUS KLEPCYS SOLO TEMPO

The case, composed of 26 elements, exquisitely crafted in brushed/polished steel, gold, bicolor with black DLC elements, or in a “total black” look, despite the generous diameter of 46 mm , fits conformably the wrist thanks to the ergonomic shape of the case back and lugs.

Underneath a slightly domed sapphire crystal is the skeletonised dial which allows to perceive some components of the self-winding movement, calibre CYR1015, beating at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) and offering 42 hours of power reserve.

CYRUS KLEPCYS SOLO TEMPO

The dial of KLEPCYS SOLO TEMPO boasts an exquisitely designed architecture in three-dimensions, another distinguishing code of the brand, which provides depth and originality. It is enriched with several details which make it unique.

CYRUS KLEPCYS SOLO TEMPO

This display features a black lacquered open-worked framework whose central part lays on a smoked transparent disc. The visible ruby of the shock protection system endows the whole with a vibrant touch of colour.

CYRUS KLEPCYS SOLO TEMPO

The grained hour ring presents applied trimmed silver or golden indices, matching case executions, and are filled with luminescent SuperLuminova as well as the frosted hands, for optimal legibility also at night-time. The thin seconds hand has a red tip recalling the red&white minutes scale on the flange with Arabic numerals at 5-minute intervals.

CYRUS KLEPCYS SOLO TEMPO

Produced in a limited series of 100 pieces in full steel, steel and black DLC, all black DLC steel and in 50 pieces in the 18K 5N rose gold and black DLC version, the KLEPCYS SOLO TEMPO comes with a customized black caoutchouc rubber strap with a central groove bearing the helix, the CYRUS symbol, closed with a folding buckle.

Technical details

References
Ref. 539.503.SS.A (full steel)
Ref. 539.503.SD.A (steel and black DLC)
Ref. 539.503.DD.A (all black DLC steel)
Ref. 539.503.GD.A (5N 18K rose gold and black DLC steel)

Movement
Self-winding movement, calibre CYR1015
Size: 25.60 mm Ø 3.60 mm thickness
Number of jewels: 21
Frequency: 4 Hz
Vibrations per hour: 28,800
Power reserve: 42 hours
Annular balance wheel

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds

Case
Available in the following materials:
– Full steel
– Two-tone in steel and black DLC steel (bezel and caseback)
– All black DLC steel
– Two-tone in 5N 18K rose gold and black DLC steel (bezel and caseback)
Cushion-shaped case
Diameter: 46 mm excluding crowns
Thickness: 14.80 mm
Double crown at 3 and 9 o’clock embellished with a black caoutchouc rubber ring with small raised squares which improves grip
Crown at 3 o’clock for winding and time-setting
Crown at 9’ o’clock: not operational
Sapphire anti-reflective crystal on dial side
Full case back closed with screws customised with the Cyrus logo
Waterproof: up to 3 ATM (30 m – 100 ft)

Dial
Three-dimensional dial with a black lacquered open-worked framework, smoked transparent disc underneath the central part of the framework
Grained hour ring with diamond-cut applied golden or silver indices matching the color of the case and filled with white SuperLuminova with blue light emission
Minutes scale on the flange with Arabic numerals at 5-minute intervals
Open-worked and frosted hour and minute hands with a beveled profile and SuperLuminova with blue light emission on the tips
Seconds hand with red tip

Strap
Black caoutchouc strap with central groove, customised with the helix, the Cyrus symbol
Folding customised buckle matching the case colour and personalised with the Cyrus logo.

Edition
Limited edition of 100 pieces in full steel
Limited edition of 100 pieces in two-tone steel & black DLC steel
Limited edition of 100 pieces in all black DLC steel
Limited edition of 50 pieces in 5N 18K rose gold and black DLC steel

Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa Piccola and Kalpa Donna Anniversaire Edition

In 2016, to celebrate 20 years of watch production, Parmigiani Fleurier created an anniversary edition of the Kalpa Piccola and Kalpa Donna women’s collections.

The dials of the Kalpa Piccola and Kalpa Donna Anniversaire are decorated with mother of pearl, a uniquely precious, feminine material. This mother of pearl has been engraved to give a flinqué effect, whilst reflecting the hour divisions. The pattern therefore becomes a form of index. This subtle decoration is more reminiscent of a sheet of fabric than a dial – an invitation to slip away from the world of timekeeping and revel in elegant femininity.

A small diamond is harmoniously inserted into the dial’s surface using a closed setting. Serving as a focal point, it creates a play of light that radiates across the mother of pearl, accentuating the impression of depth. The Parmigiani Fleurier logo appears at the bottom of the dial, harking back to the brand’s very first timepieces – a fitting reference for an anniversary piece.

The mother of pearl is available in four colours. A mandarin orange dial paired with a red leather strap; a luminous white dial with an off-white leather strap; a lilac dial whose reflections are set off by an enamel white leather strap; and finally, a Tahitian mother of pearl dial accompanied by an étoupe leather strap. A steel bracelet is also available with all of these colours, adding a dash of modernity to the piece. Each version comes as a limited edition of 96 pieces – a figure that refers to the year in which Parmigiani Fleurier was founded.

On the back of the piece, the rose gold movement reveals its refinement and exalts the beauty of the piece. The main plate, bridges and gears have been produced in the Parmigiani watchmaking centre, and decorated to the very highest standards characteristic of Haute Horlogerie.

A central bridge takes the shape of the iconic lug at the heart of Parmigiani Fleurier’s visual identity. This motif is also engraved across the other surfaces of the movement, creating a myriad of symbols that dance around three rubies. Creating this decoration is a very delicate process, due to the difficulties inherent in working with gold, and owing to the extremely thin bridges, so designed to keep the piece as refined as possible.

The Kalpa Piccola Anniversaire and the Kalpa Donna Anniversaire are two sister collections that differ only in their dimensions yet converge in spirit: a highly feminine timepiece that bears the symbols of 20 years of expertise.

Kalpa Piccola Anniversaire

Movement
Material: Rose gold
Winding: Quartz
Frequency: 32’768 Hz
Dimensions: 20,0 – 15,0 mm
Thickness: 2.95 mm
Components: 76
Jewels: 6
Decoration: Parmigiani pattern engraved

Functions
Hours, Minutes

Case
Shape: Tonneau
Dimensions: 29.5 x 24.5 mm
Thickness: 6.9 mm
Material: Steel
Diamonds: 46
Carats: 0.4250
Finishing: Polished
Water-resistance: 30 m
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire
Crown: Ø 3.5 mm
Back: Sapphire
Back engraving: Individual number and “ÉDITION LIMITÉE xx/96”

Dial
Material: Mother-of-Pearl
Colour: Lilla; Orange; White; Tahiti Mother-of-pearl
Index: Diamond in closed setting
Finishing: Engraved Mother-of-pearl
Hands: Delta-shaped with luminescent coating

Bracelet
Material: Calf / Polished steel
Colour: Pearly white; Red; White; Oakum
Buckle Type: Folding

Kalpa Donna Anniversaire

Movement
PF601
Material: Rose gold
Winding: Quartz
Frequency: 32’768 Hz
Dimensions: 20,0 – 15,0 mm
Thickness: 2.95 mm
Components: 76
Jewels: 6
Decoration: Parmigiani pattern engraved

Functions
Hours, Minutes

Case
Shape: Tonneau
Dimensions: 34.8 – 24.8
Thickness: 7.5 mm
Material: Steel
Diamonds: 43
Carats: 0.6920
Finishing: Polished
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire
Back: Sapphire
Back engraving: Individual number and “ÉDITION LIMITÉE xx/96”

Dial
Material: Mother-of-Pearl
Colour: Lilla; Orange; White; Tahiti Mother-of-pearl
Index: Diamond in closed setting
Finishing: Engraved Mother-of-pearl
Hands: Delta-shaped with luminescent coating

Bracelet
Material: Calf / Polished steel
Colour: Pearly white; Red; White; Oakum
Buckle Type: Folding

Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 Carbotech™ 3 Days Automatic – 44mm, PAM00661

In 2015, Officine Panerai presented the first watch in carbotech, a material with absolutely unique characteristics based on carbon fibre, which had never been used before in the world of high quality watchmaking.

As well as ensuring absolutely exceptional technical performance, carbotech has an irregular, matt black appearance, which varies according to the cut of the material: the result is that each individual example is different from all the others and unrepeatable.

The new Luminor Marina 1950 CarbotechTM 3 Days Automatic is the first Luminor Marina made using carbotech. Like the other models of the Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic collection, it has the P.9010 automatic calibre, with a power reserve of three days, small seconds dial and date.

Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 Carbotech™ 3 Days Automatic - 44mm, PAM00661

The structure of the carbotech enhances both the appearance and the performance of the material, which is used for the case (44 mm in diameter) and the bridge device with locking lever which protects the winding crown.

To form the plates of carbotech from which these components are made, very fine leaves of carbon fibre are compressed at a controlled temperature under high pressure together with a polymer, PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone), which binds the composite material making it even stronger and more durable.

Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 Carbotech™ 3 Days Automatic - 44mm, PAM00661

The carbon fibres used are very long, in order to ensure great aesthetic uniformity, and the leaves are superimposed and pressed in such a way that the fibres of each layer are at an angle to the ones above and below it.

This structure means that the mechanical properties of carbotech are much higher compared to those of similar materials or of other materials used in the world of high quality watchmaking, such as ceramic and titanium. Carbotech is lighter and much more resistant to external stresses, as well as having hypoallergenic characteristics and not being subject to corrosion.

Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 Carbotech™ 3 Days Automatic - 44mm, PAM00661

The dial of the new Luminor Marina 1950 CarbotechTM 3 Days Automatic (PAM00661) is black. The figure markers and all the inscriptions on the dial are ecru, like the stitching of the Ponte Vecchio brown leather strap. The blue Panerai hand in the subsidiary small seconds dial is the only contrasting element and it accentuates the strong sports personality of the watch. Water-resistant to 30 bar (about 300 metres).

Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 Carbotech™ 3 Days Automatic - 44mm, PAM00661

Technical details

Model: Luminor Marina 1950 Carbotech™ 3 Days Automatic – 44mm, PAM00661

  • Movement: Automatic mechanical, P.9010 calibre
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date
  • Case: 44 mm, carbotech
  • Dial: Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock
  • Power reserve: 72 h
  • Water-resistance: 30 bar (~300 metres)

Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio (With New P.9010 Automatic Calibre)

The Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel is enhancing the history of the Luminor Marina by presenting the new Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic, fitted with the new P.9010 automatic calibre with a power reserve of three days.

The Luminor Marina was the first great success in the history of the Panerai brand. In the 1990s, after decades of creations produced for the Italian Navy which were for many years covered by military secrecy, the Luminor with the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock was one of the models which helped to make the Panerai brand known throughout the world, with its watches becoming icons of contemporary high quality sports watchmaking.

Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio (With New P.9010 Automatic Calibre)

The new Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic models differ in their dimensions, finish, materials and creative dial designs, but they share the functions and technical characteristics of the same movement, and all of them are developed from the Luminor 1950 case.

This case is faithful to the historic design with the device protecting the winding crown made for the Italian Navy in the 1940s and 1950s, but it is now presented with subtly modified proportions: the dimensions of the new calibre have enabled the case to be much thinner and lighter than those of the models already in collection.

Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio (With New P.9010 Automatic Calibre)

The automatic P.9010 calibre drives central hour and minute hands, the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock and the date at 3 o’clock. The energy necessary to accumulate a power reserve of three days is stored in two spring barrels whose springs are wound by an oscillating weight operating in both directions.

Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio (With New P.9010 Automatic Calibre)

Consisting of 200 components including 31 jewels, the calibre has a diameter of 13¾ lignes and it is 6 mm thick. The balance, fixed by a bridge with twin supports, oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz).

It is associated with the device which stops it as soon as the winding crown is pulled out, enabling the watch to be perfectly synchronised with a reference signal. In the P.9010 calibre the hours can be conveniently adjusted without interfering with the movement of the minute hand, thanks to the device which directly moves only the relative hand in jumps of one hour forward or backwards.

This function is very useful when changing time zones or moving between summer time and winter time, and conveniently the adjustment of the hour hand is automatically connected to the date indicator.

Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio (With New P.9010 Automatic Calibre)

The collection of the new Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio includes five different models, all with the Luminor 1950 case in steel and the automatic P.9010 movement with a power reserve of three days.

The main new feature, compared to the previous models with similar technical characteristics, is that the construction of the new P.9010 calibre has enabled the Panerai designers to make a significant reduction in the weight and thickness of the case, so that it is just 13.2 mm thick in the models 42 mm in diameter and 15.6 mm in those which are 44 mm in diameter. In all the versions, the movement can be admired through the sapphire crystal porthole in the caseback.

Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio (With New P.9010 Automatic Calibre)

The new Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio is available with the white dial, with a case 42 mm in diameter (PAM01523) or 44 mm (PAM01499). The dial design of these watches, with the hours marked by figures and dots and the date window at 3 o’clock, has an aesthetic detail which identifies all the models of this collection: the small seconds hand at 9 o’clock is an intense Panerai blue.

The Assolutamente strap is in brown leather, which has not been chemically treated, and its contrasting ecru stitching harmonises with the tone of the Super-LumiNova® which makes the time visible even in darkness.

Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio (With New P.9010 Automatic Calibre)

Similarly, the Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio is available with a diameter of 42 mm (PAM01392) or 44 mm (PAM01312), with the black “sandwich” dial in the classic Panerai style: large figures at the cardinal points, bar hour markers, the small seconds dial – with a blue hand – at 9 o’clock and the date window at 3 o’clock.

In these models the strap is of black alligator with contrasting ecru stitching. Another version is available with figures marking all the hours (PAM01359) and a black leather strap.

Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio (With New P.9010 Automatic Calibre)

Like all Panerai watches, the Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio models are designed to work perfectly when used underwater: the cases are made of a stainless steel alloy (AISI 316L) which excels at resisting corrosion, and the legendary Panerai water-resistance is guaranteed to 10 bar (about 100 metres) for the 42 mm models and to 30 bar (about 300 metres) for the 44 mm models.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic mechanical, P.9010 calibre
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date
Power reserve: 72 h

Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio – 42mm, PAM01523
Case: 42 mm, AISI 316L polished steel
Dial: White with Arabic numerals and luminous dot markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock
Water-resistance: 10 bar (~100 metres).

Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio – 42mm, PAM01392
Case: 42 mm, AISI 316L brushed steel
Dial: Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock.
Water-resistance: 10 bar (~100 metres).

Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio – 44mm, PAM01499
Case: 44 mm, AISI 316L polished steel
Dial: White with Arabic numerals and luminous dot markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock
Water-resistance: 30 bar (~300 metres)

Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio – 44mm, PAM01312
Case: 44 mm, AISI 316L brushed steel
Dial: Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock.
Water-resistance: 30 bar (~300 metres)

Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio – 44mm, PAM01359
Case: 44 mm, AISI 316L polished steel
Dial: Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour marker.
Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock.
Water-resistance: 30 bar (~300 metres)

Memorigin Saint Seiy Sagittarius Tourbillon Limited Edition

In December 1985, the Japanese manga series Saint Seiya’s comics created a huge popularity in Japan upon their release. In 1986, the animation was launched that attracted the fans from all over the world. In the story, the main character – “Seiya” fights and grows with his teammates that tackles all the obstacles and never give up until igniting the last Kosumo (energy).

In 2016, the establishment of “Saint Seiya” stepped into the 30th anniversary. Mr. Masami Kurumada, the author of the comic, held serious of exhibitions and eventually he curated the exhibition of “Saint Seiya” in Hong Kong Times Square showcasing the 250 Saint Seiya figures, large sets, life-sized constellation shapes of sacred armor, kicking off the first anniversary ceremony for “Saint Seiya”.

In order to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of “Saint Seiya”, Memorigin, Art Vantage and Bandai Namco Asia jointly launched a tourbillon watch featuring the “Saint Seiya” in limited edition – Saint Seiya Series–Sagittarius.

After extensive R&D spanning the globe, Memorigin presented the Saint Seiya Series–Sagittarius tourbillon watch. 3 parties prepared long time to this cooperation; by coordinating with the engineer, designer and production department and assisted by the technique and the equipment support from the Memorigin Tourbillon R&D Center, the Hong Kong based luxury watch specialist realised this latest model.

The image of “Sagittarius” is carved on the dial to present a metallic sensation, merging the high-end timepiece, fine engraving and collective memory together. The fine details and lines on the “Kurosu” of Sagittarius (amour) are perfectly projected on the dial with features of galaxy and palace surrounding as decoration. Rubies and sapphires are embedded on the dial as the indexes on the watch which seems to visualize the concept of Zodiacs in the “Saint Seiya”, theming the ancient Greek mythology.

In comic, the image of “Seiya” must be the main highlight. However, you must miss out “Athena” (called Saori in the comic). Holding Goddess of Victoryscepter, “Athena” leads the Saints to compete with the devils who created the sample of “Goddess of Lady”. While the designers drafting the design of the watch, they also noticed the place of “Athena” in everyone’s heart.

In order to focus the heavy position of “Athena”, designers seal an implicit image of the Athena’s scepter embossment on the 9 o’clock position on the dial for featuring the power reserve indictor, matching the heroic phase of Athena endowing the Saints with power. On the design, the production process consumes full energy of the team. The production of the movement must not be sloppy. Under several times of tuning, scaling and the physical testing, spending 77-step polishing procedure, 6-month production and 18 different materials, a tourbillon watch, Saint Seiya Series–Sagittarius was finalized. Apart from a power reserve of up to 40 hours, it also features a flying tourbillon with 193 pieces of subassembly module and 27 jewels, bringing out this masterpiece in the field of comic – “Saint Seiya”.

There are 2 versions for the “Saint Seiya Series–Sagittarius tourbillon watch” – Memorigin and Bandai. Saint Seiya Series–Sagittarius (Memorigin Version) and Saint Seiya Series–Sagittarius (Bandai Version) limited to 100 pieces and 30 pieces respectively.

Saint Seiya Series–Sagittarius (Memorigin Version)
The PVD coated watch case matches with the rose gold plated “Sagittarius” embossment on the dial that presents a pragmatic feeling while on hand. The blue alligator and blue steel hands create a strong texture, attracting the eye-sight from surrounding. This version is only 100 pieces available.

Technical details
Model: Saint Seiya Series–Sagittarius (Memorigin Version)
Model No: BD 0715

  • Watch diameter: 43 mm
  • 193 pieces of subassembly module and 27 jewels
  • Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation / Hour
  • The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
  • 80 hours power reserve
  • Flying Tourbillon
  • “Sagittarius” embossment on the dial
  • Athena’s scepter embossment on power reserve indicator
  • “Sagittarius” word carving on day-night indicator
  • Prestige black plated watch case
  • Blued steel hands on dial and power reserve indicator
  • Rubies and sapphires are embedded on the dial as its index
  • Noble blue alligator strap
  • Both sides sapphire crystal
  • Suggested retail price: $ 44,800 /pc
  • Limited edition: 100pcs

Saint Seiya Series–Sagittarius (Bandai Version)
The grand feeling completely expressed from the rose gold plated watch case and the “Sagittarius” embossment. Matching with the red alligator strap, the theme colour of Bandai, it immediately be reminiscent of this tycoon in the toy industry.

Technical details
Model: Saint Seiya Series–Sagittarius (Bandai Version)
Model No: BD 0715

  • Watch diameter: 43 mm
  • 193 pieces of subassembly module and 27 jewels
  • Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation / Hour
  • The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
  • 80 hours power reserve
  • Flying Tourbillon
  • Sagittarius embossment on the dial
  • Athena’s scepter embossment on power reserve indicator
  • “Sagittarius” word carving on day-night indicator
  • Grand rose gold plated watch case
  • Grand red hands on dial and power reserve indicator
  • Rubies and sapphires are embedded on the dial as its index Grand red alligator strap
  • Both sides sapphire crystal
  • Suggested retail price: $ 40,000 /pc
  • Limited edition: 30pcs

Memorigin Marco Fu Series Tourbillon Limited Edition

Every year, Memorigin invites different celebrities to launch a new tourbillon as guest designer. In 2016, the Hong Kong tourbillon brand partnered with Hong Kong snooker player Marco Fu to design a tourbillon watch with the theme of sportsmanship for the very first time.

In 2000, Marco Fu has successfully made a century getting the highest snooker score of 147. Since then he is stand out in the snooker competition and became the role model for Hong Kong athletes. And now, when people talk about “snooker” will think of Marco Fu, who is the legendary snooker player and people have named him as “Miracle Guy”.

Marco Fu always has an extraordinary plan and hit a pool ball with accurate angle every time. The well planning attitude enables him to turn every crisis into a chance to win the game. In the game, he always has his own plan, but designing a watch was a new challenge as it is a new field to him. With the assistance of Memorigin, he transformed his idea into images.

The design of tourbillon has applied a concept of “British-style pool” and curved shape draws the black barrel shape of the watch case, which is a creative and innovative concept. Two different black colors – “black color” with “gunmetal black color” create the sense of multi-layering as the main theme of the watch.

On the watch surface, 9 pieces of rubies and 3 pieces of black diamond are embedded on it. In fact, the positions of the 3 pieces of black diamonds, locating at 1-4-7 o’clock position, which represents the full marks of snooker- 147 marks, and which is actually the record of Marco Fu during his first open match.

In order to satisfy the need of watch-lovers, the skeletal design of “spider rest” (equipment used in snooker game) is used not only to show its precise pieces of sub-assembly module and operation, but also matches the theme of snooker, which has shown the passion of Marco Fu towards snooker. When the watch is winded up, the modules and gears drives the movement moving, just like a ball collides with another one on snooker table.

Memorigin custom-made self-winding caliber is used in this series, providing you with the choice of self-winding or manual-winding to increase the flexibility that users can enjoy the joy of manual-winding and the convenience of self-winding as well. Even when the watch is under the condition of not being winded, the power reserve maintains operation in 40 hours. The black color watch case matches with the blue alligator strap representing his mature character.

In order to bring changes to users, Memorigin has also prepared another color for this series – Rose Gold, representing “Elegant”, “Luxurious”, “Emperor” and “Eye-catching”. It is suitable to be accessory worn in different occasions.

Technical details
Model: Marco Fu Series
Model No.: AT 0147

  • Size: 45mm x 41mm
  • Thickness: 15mm
  • Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/Hour
  • 192 pieces of subassembly module and 18 jewels
  • 9 pieces of rubies and 3 pieces of black diamond as indexes
  • Skeletal dial (snooker themed)
  • The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
  • 40 hours power reserve
  • Self-winding mechanism (Bi-Directional Winding)
  • Flying Tourbillon
  • The balance wheel and the escapement system encircle the center of balance wheel
  • Both sides sapphire crystal
  • Blue alligator strap
  • Retail price: HKD 46,800
  • Limited Edition: 147 pieces for Black and Rose Gold version respectively

Memorigin Clara Lee Series Tourbillon

Nowadays more women are involving in important roles in different fields; they are charming and tough, they are able to cope with different tasks; they dare to take challenges for perusing their dreams. Clara Lee (Lee Sung-min, Korean actress) – is one of the brave woman who fight for her dreams. In 2016, she took a new challenge of designing her first tourbillon watch with Memorigin.

Clara has involved in many films. For most of the people might know that she has been selected by the Fashion Magazine《 MODE 》in US as the 2nd most beautiful woman in the world. Many people watched Clara’s drama but not many people know the real personality of her. Through this cooperation Clara enables to show the other side of herself who has design talent and creativity.

A star with wings located at 12 o’clock position on the dial means people can be charming and shimmering when they work hard for their dreams. Besides, there a special meaning behind this symbol; the name of Clara which can be translated to a “star” and the pair of wings behind the star has a meaning of flying high to reach the unlimited sky. To make her dreams come true, Clara cherishes every single jobs opportunity, like a butterfly flying up to the sky.

The Clara Series particularly used the rose gold color as its theme because Clara thinks rose gold presenting the elegance and easy to match with different styles. Besides, the engineer selected the 80-hour-tourbillon movement in frequency of 28,800 oscillations / hour for this series. In additions, the design has added some feminine elements which specially chosen a red alligator strap to match with tourbillon watch. For another blue alligator strap will be the second options, which represents the independence and prestige status.

Technical details
Model: Clara Lee Series
Model No.:MO 0115

  • Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/Hour
  • 193 pieces of subassembly module and 27 jewels
  • The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
  • Flying Tourbillon
  • Twin mainspring barrel
  • 80 hours power reserve
  • Power reserve indicator
  • Day / night indicator
  • Clara’s mascot engraved on 12 o’clock position
  • Red alligator Strap
  • Both sides sapphire crystal
  • Retail price: HKD 38800

About CLARA LEE
CLARA LEE (Sung Min Lee; January 15, 1986) is a Korean-American actress from Republic of Korea. Born in Switzerland, Clara is the daughter between Tom Lee (SeungKyu, Lee) and Kyung Oae, Lee; who is a former ballerina from Europe. Clara decided to move to Seoul, South Korea in 2005 to begin her career as professional model. Finally, Clara made her first professional model debut in Korea from the”Beautiful Face Contest” at the age of 19.

Clara is an icon of a New Fashionista in next generation; this clearly shown in her fashion blog http://www.Lararouge.com. Clara caught many eyes of editors, photographers and film makers. Refer from one of the top fashion magazine’s editor even described her as the ‘fresh rookie’ in the fashion world.

Memorigin Butterfly Rose Tourbillon Watch

Launched in 2016, the Butterfly Rose Tourbillon Watch portrays a charming modern woman who is as beautiful as a rose and possesses the fascinating characteristics of a butterfly: pretty-to-see and hard-to-catch. This timepiece was jointly created by Hong Kong based tourbillon watch brand Memorigin and award-winning jewellery designer Sarah Zhuang.

Sarah Zhuang is the founder of Sarah Zhuang Jewellery, a fine jewellery brand inspired by extraordinary modern women with unique and intriguing personalities. Sarah’s designs are chic and feminine. She focuses not only on quality and aesthetic, but also the functionality and versatility of her jewellery. Many of her creations are designed to be worn in multiple ways, allowing women to express their diverse styles in different occasions.

The Butterfly Rose Tourbillon Watch is the ultimate expression of creativity and complexity, displaying intricate craftsmanship combined with contemporary and feminine design.

It is a jewellery watch that delivers exceptional value and designed to be worn in seven different ways:

Watch:
With Rose frame or with circle frame

Jewellery:
Pendant I—the two roses at the bottom right can be worn as a pendant
Pendant II—the Rose frame can be worn as a pendant
Ring I—the rose on the top left can be attached to the ring setting provided
Ring II—the roses at the bottom right can be attached to the ring setting provided
Brooch—the Rose frame can be attached to the brooch setting provided

Technical details
Model: Butterfly Rose Tourbillon Watch
Price:  HKD $168,800 (Same price for both styles)

Watch No.: ST 0802
18K rose; gold weight: approx. 12.5g (Ring and 2 pieces of Rose decoration included)
Diamond quantity: 607 pcs (Rose frame and the crown) (Total Weight: 3.51 Carat)
158 pieces of subassembly module and 23 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/Hour
The tourbillon located at 7 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
Off-center tourbillon
60 hours power reserve
Pink alligator Strap
Both sides sapphire crystal
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Watch No.: ST 0802
18K white gold; weight: approx. 12.5g (Ring and 2 pieces of Rose decoration included)
Diamond quantity: 607 pcs (Rose frame and crown) (Total Weight: 3.51 Carat)
158 pieces of subassembly module and 23 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/Hour
The tourbillon located at 7 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
Off-center tourbillon
60 hours power reserve
Black alligator Strap
Both sides sapphire crystal

Memorigin Grand Series – Tourbillon Watch with Big Date and GMT

Officially launched in August 2016, the Grand Series from Hong Kong tourbillon brand Memorigin boasts a big date window on the dial that also houses a GMT display and tourbillon.

Designer specially made a dial that divide into different layers for the GMT indictor. The GMT indicator has placed at 9 o’clock position which located on the half circle and the watch hand in sun shape with silver color is representing the morning.

Another watch hand in moon shape is representing to the night. While the hand rotates, the hand will pass through the main dial pointing on the 12-hour-scale indexes. By using the colours of the hand presents the day and night of the second time zone. These established another milestone in the road of Memorigin’s research and development to present the GMT indicator in different way.

Not only does the dial have the rich detailed design, but the back of the watch also surprises all the watch collectors. Actually, this watch is with an automatic tourbillon watch.

Although it is an automatic tourbillon watch, Memorigin still reserves the traditional winding method to all – manual winding. Moreover, if you may forget to wind it manually, the watch can still run when you wear it. Total 40 hours will be reserved after full winding.

Technical details
Model: Grand Series
Model No.: AT 1003

    • Diameter: 43mm
    • Thickness: 15mm
    • Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/Hour
    • 222 pieces of subassembly module and 20 jewels
    • Simplistic indexes (Shown 1, 2, 3, 10, 11 and 12 o’clock)
    • Muti-layer dial
    • The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
    • 40 hours power reserve
    • Self-winding mechanism (Bi-Directional Winding)
  • Flying Tourbillon
  • Large-date indication (12o’clock position)
  • Quick date adjustment button (2 o’clock position along the watch case)
  • GMT Indicator
  • Day / night indicator
  • The balance wheel and the escapement system encircle the center of balance wheel
  • Both sides sapphire crystal
  • Alligator Strap
  • Suggested retail price: $ 43,800 /pc

Parmigiani Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène

With its two bronze-coloured lunar pastilles, which appear and disappear behind the wisps of a cloud, the Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène corresponds to the typical moon phase model. Although seemingly classic, on closer observation it reveals a series of refined features, giving this piece touches of distinction which make it unique.

In this timepiece, the moon is not golden, but actually russet, possessing that glow specific to exceptional nights. Or the fact that its surface is made up of craters – known as lunar seas – obtained by successively layering transfers and involving great artisanal complexity.  Further, the floral pattern decorating the dial increases the intrinsic femininity of this complication.

The lotus flower, depicted at the heart of the piece, is a plant that blooms at night when the moon rises.  Adorning the centre of the dial, this lotus flower is formed of mother-of-pearl lace designs measuring barely 0.2 mm thick, placed in two layers, one on top of the other. The first, underlying sheet is varnished then satin-finished, therefore contrasting with the upper layer, which presents a polished finish. The alternating satin-finished and polished surfaces produce a particularly captivating reflection, which is further enhanced by the inherent depth effects of the two mother of-pearl layers.

In 2016, two versions of the Métropolitaine Sélène dial were launched. The first is completely made up of white mother-of pearl, which forms the base of the dial as well as the lotus. The second features the Parmigiani Fleurier signature abyss blue dial, which is joined by a lotus of the same colour, matching the exact same shade.

The Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène is impressive in terms of its technical features and accuracy, but also possesses a unique artisanal beauty, resulting from the continuous decorative care responsible for its preciousness. These operations are carried out by hand, never substituted, giving it a perceptible and unique value.

The moon phase module was entirely produced in the Parmigiani Fleurier workshops. Its operating principle is based on a gear connected to the hour wheel, which has twice as many teeth and therefore turns twice as slowly. This gear performs one rotation every 24 hours and drives the moon disc forward every day using a flexible blade integrated into its wheel.

A push-piece at 9 o‘clock enables the wearer to independently index the moon in relation to the day and time in order to match its phases to the geographic location of reference. This moon correction device features a safety system thanks to the flexible blade, which prevents the gear from being destroyed in the event of incorrect operation. The movement is entirely circular-grained and decorated according to the highest standards of fine watchmaking.

Technical details

Movement
PF318
Winding: Automatic
Power-reserve: 50 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz – 28‘800 A/h
Dimensions: 11 ½‘‘‘ – Ø 26.0 mm
Thickness: 4.7 mm
Components: 205
Jewels: 28
Barrel(s): 2 series-coupled barrels
Decoration: “Côtes de Genève”, bevelled bridges

Functions
Hours, Minutes
Small second at 6 o‘clock
Date under openworked dial
Moon phase

Case
Shape: 3-part round case
Dimensions: Ø 33.20 mm
Thickness: 9.6 mm
Material: Steel
Finishing: Polished
Water-resistance: 30 m
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire
Crown: Ø 5.5 mm
Back: Sapphire
Back engraving: Individual number
Also available in diamond set version (Diamonds: 72, Carats: 0.5100)

Dial
Colour: Blue abyss or White Mother-of-Pearl
Index: Rose gold plated appliques
Finishing: Snailed counter, Mother-of-Pearl lace centre
Hands: Delta-shaped with luminescent coating
Bracelet/Strap
Strap: Pearly white calf
Bracelet: Polished steel
Buckle Type: Ardillon or Folding

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Squelette

The “Squelette” edition of the Tonda 1950 reveals the incredibly complex mechanism and features of this extra-thin model.

Each bridge and main plate of the PF705 calibre movement has been open-worked with extremely delicate internal angles. This work is carried out entirely by hand, showcasing the accomplished craftsmanship and keen eye for detail which are a key part of Parmigiani Fleurier’s philosophy.

Revealed in all its exquisite glory, the skeleton movement of the Tonda 1950 compliments the purity of the extra-thin model, showing its allegiance to a watchmaking tradition where simple lines are used to create timeless beauty.

The platinum micro-rotor is now visible on the surface of the watch, rather than solely on the back of the movement. As a result, this new face has been decorated with a pattern formed of Parmigiani Fleurier’s iconic lugs, part of the brand’s DNA. Hinting at the spiral shape of the rotor, the motif emphasises the distinctive feeling of movement, which can be observed with each movement of the wrist.

Contrary to all expectations, the Tonda 1950 Squelette does feature a dial, but it is made from sapphire, making it perfectly invisible. Only its rim is metallised, thus elegantly serving to hide the points of attachment between the movement and the case. It also bears the Parmigiani Fleurier logo, which takes the form of a transfer at the top of this rim, rather than the usual monogram, which would have broken the harmony of this framed tableau.

Finally, the dial features a very interesting function which distinguishes the men’s version of the Tonda 1950 Squelette from the ladies’ model. While the dial on the men’s watch is perfectly polished and transparent, the ladies’ model features a subtly frosted dial, with a translucent misty effect. This allows the men’s version of the model to showcase the full technical prowess of the watch, revealing the movement in minute detail.

With typically feminine subtlety, the design of the second version reveals as it hides, lending a softness to the piece by blurring the harsh angles of its movement. This frosted veil also echoes the grained white finish which made the original Tonda 1950 such an overwhelming success.

The men’s version of the Tonda 1950 Squelette is available in white gold or rose gold with a black or tan Hermès strap, with the ladies’ version available in a choice of stone-set white gold or rose gold with a red or “ficelle” Hermès strap.

Technical details
Model: TONDA 1950 SQUELETTE

Movement
Calibre: PF705
Winding: Automatic
Power-reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 3 Hz – 21’600 A/h
Dimensions: 13 ¼’’’ – Ø 30.0 mm
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Components: 144
Jewels: 29
Barrel(s): 1
Decoration: Hand-bevelled main plate, hand-drawn strokes decoration

Functions
Hours and minutes

Gent’s Version
Case
Shape: 3-part round case
Dimensions: Ø 39 mm
Thickness: 7.8 mm
Material: 18 ct white gold
Finishing: Polished
Water-resistance: 30 m
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire
Crown: Ø 4.3 mm
Back: Sapphire
Back engraving: Individual number

Dial
Material: Sapphire
Colour: Sapphire
Index: Rhodium plated appliques
Finishing: Polished
Hands: Delta-shaped with luminescent coating

Bracelet
Material: Alligator
Colour: Black
Brand: Hermès
Buckle Type: Ardillon

Ladies’ Version

Case
Shape: 3-part round case
Dimensions: Ø 39 mm
Thickness: 8.4 mm
Material: 18 ct rose gold
Diamonds: 84
Carats: 0.6460
Finishing: Diamonds set
Water-resistance: 30 m
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire
Crown: Ø 4.3 mm
Back: Sapphire
Back engraving: Individual number

Dial
Material: Sapphire
Colour: Sapphire
Index: Rose gold plated appliques
Finishing: Mat
Hands: Delta-shaped with luminescent coating

Bracelet
Material: Alligator
Colour: Cord
Brand: Hermès
Buckle Type: Ardillon

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Qualité Fleurier

Parmigiani Fleurier has been involved with the prestigious Fleurier Quality Foundation certification label since 2004, and this is not the first of its pieces to meet the rigorous test criteria required of Certified Haute Horlogerie. The new Tonda Qualité Fleurier offers superior chronometric performance to that of its predecessors, and has been entirely reworked in terms of design and aesthetics.

The Tonda Qualité Fleurier is built on the Parmigiani Fleurier calibre 4000 with a power reserve of 55 hours. The unique feature of this movement is its series-mounted double barrel, which helps to stabilise the distribution of energy and ensure its transmission to the regulator at a constant level. Hence, whether the tension is at its maximum, when the movement is fully wound, or its minimum, when the power reserve has run down, the power inside the mechanism is stable and maintained to ensure perfect timekeeping.

In line with the requirements of the Fleurier Quality Foundation, each Tonda bearing its name and stamp has undergone a series of rigorous tests to assess the overall reliability of the movement and the exterior (strict quality criteria for each component, COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres) certification, the Chronofiable reliability test and the Fleuritest wearing simulation). The inscription “Qualité Fleurier” on a watch’s dial guarantees chronometric performance and durability which are higher than the average.

Fleurier Quality certification also requires a very high quality aesthetic finish on the movement. The gold oscillating weight on the Tonda Qualité Fleurier and the crossed Côtes de Genève decoration on the bridges illustrate the attention to detail and fine craftsmanship that have long characterised Parmigiani Fleurier.

The aesthetic qualities of the Tonda Qualité Fleurier are guided by the pursuit of classicism and elegance. The straight line between the horns on the case achieves a beautiful balance between the roundness of the case and the linear extension of the strap. The profile of the horns is unchanged, with the characteristic lug shape remaining faithful to the brand’s codes.

The dial surface is perfectly smooth white lacquer, for a pure, luminous effect. The numerals are painted rather than applied, for a sober touch of authenticity that underlines the classicism of the piece.

A minute track with small, straight painted graduations links the numerals, producing a symbolic representation of the dial’s measuring reliability. At the base of the central second hand sits the brand’s characteristic crescent moon.

The date aperture at 6 o’clock is surrounded by a red gold frame, with the word “Chronomètre” inscribed beneath and following the rounded contour of the date in a powerful yet discreet intimation of the piece’s reliability. Finally, the inscription “Qualité Fleurier” appears at 12 o’clock, fully spelled out rather than symbolised by its logo, and imparting an air of timeless authenticity to the piece.

Technical details
Model: TONDA QUALITÉ FLEURIER

Movement
Calibre: PF331
Winding: Automatic
Power-reserve: 55 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz – 28’800 A/h
Dimensions: 11½’’’– Ø 25.6 mm
Thickness: 3.5 mm
Components: 220
Jewels: 32
Barrel(s): 2 series-coupled barrels
Decoration: “Côtes de Genève”, bevelled bridges

Functions
Hours and minutes
Second
Date indication

Case
Shape: 3-part round case
Dimensions: Ø 39 mm
Thickness: 8.85 mm
Material: 18 ct red gold
Finishing: Polished
Water-resistance: 30 m
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire
Crown: Ø 4.3 mm
Back: Sapphire
Back engraving: Individual number and “COLLECTION FLEURIER”

Dial
Material: Brass
Colour: White
Index: Transfered
Finishing: Lacqued
Hands: Delta-shaped with luminescent coating

Bracelet
Material: Alligator
Colour: Black
Brand: Hermès
Buckle Type: Ardillon

Other version
Tonda 39 Qualite Fleurier White Gold Silver
Reference PFC222-1200100-HA3141
White gold case
Silver coloured dial in opaline finish
Indigo blue alligator leather strap with white gold pin buckle

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Hémisphères

The Tonda Hémisphères is an ultimate traveller’s watch thanks to its two time zone complication, which allows any two locations to be paired, and correct to the nearest minute. It even allows those locations with a half-hour or quarter-hour difference to be paired with full hour times set from the Greenwich meridian.

The Tonda Hémisphères achieves perfect synchronisation with the local time thanks to its ingenious mechanism which incorporates two independent movements, a motor and a follower. This allows the second time zone to be synchronised with the main time, i.e. linked to the full hour time with the desired interval, or indexed to it, with an additional interval of minutes as well as hours, as is necessary.

Parmigiani Fleurier has taken technical sophistication a step further than conventional GMT watches, whose second time zones only display full hour intervals from the main time. On this model, the calibre PF377 of the Tonda Hémisphères is controlled by two independent crowns: one to wind the movement and adjust the date and the main time; the other, positioned above, to adjust the minutes of the small time zone.

The Tonda Hémisphères also features a day and night indication for each time zone. When the wearer of the Tonda Hémisphères checks the time in the desired part of the world, he gets an immediate impression of what his acquaintance might be doing. The small spherical indication informs him of the time of day or night in the location in question, allowing a mental picture to form immediately.

The Tonda Hémisphères is a watch that combines functionality and poetry. It measures the time in relation to experience and offers extreme precision while leaving plenty of space for the imagination

Technical details

Movement
Calibre: PF337
Winding: Automatic
Movement featuring additional time zone with minute setting
Power-reserve: 50 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz – 28’800 A/h
Dimensions: 15 ¾’’’ – Ø 35.60 mm
Thickness: 5.1 mm
Components: 316
Jewels: 38
Barrel(s): 2 series-coupled barrels
Decoration: “Côtes de Genève”, bevelled bridges

Functions
Central hours and minutes
Small second at 6 o’clock
Date indication at 9 o’clock
Second time zone hour/minute at 12 o’clock
Day/night at 6 o’clock

Case
Shape: 3-part round case
Dimensions: Ø 42 mm
Thickness: 11.15 mm
Material: Steel or gold depends upon the model
Finishing: Polished
Water-resistance: 30 m
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire
Crown: Ø 5.5 mm & Ø 7 mm
Back: Sapphire
Back engraving: Individual number

Models

TONDA HEMISPHERES ROSE GOLD HAVANE
Reference PFC231-1001200-HA1241
18ct rose gold case
Dial colour: Havana
Index: Rose gold plated appliqués with luminescent coating
Finishing: Côtes de Genève, opaline center, snailed counters
Hands: Delta-shaped with luminescent coating
Havana coloured Alligator strap
Pin buckle in 18ct rose gold

TONDA HEMISPHERES ROSE GOLD GRAINED WHITE
Reference PFC231-1002400-HA1241
18ct rose gold case
Dial colour: Grained white
Index: Rose gold plated appliqués with luminescent coating
Finishing: Grained, opaline center, snailed counter
Hands: Delta-shaped with luminescent coating
Havana coloured Alligator strap
Pin buckle in 18ct rose gold

TONDA HEMISPHERES STEEL SET IVORY
Reference PFC231-0060700-HC2822
Stainless steel Case
Gem setting: No of diamonds 80; Carats 0.8416
Dial Colour: Ivory
Index: Rhodium plated appliqués with luminescent coating
Finishing: Opalin, snailed counters
Hands: Delta-shaped with luminescent coating
Calf leather strap in Blue Storm colour
Folding clasp in stainless steel

TONDA HEMISPHERES STEEL BLUE STEEL
Reference PFC231-0001800-HA1442
Stainless steel case
Dial Colour Blue steel
Index: Rhodium plated appliqués with black lack
Finishing: Openworked dial with circular satin-finished, Opaline center
Hands: Delta-shaped with luminescent coating
Black alligator strap in Blue Storm colour
Folding clasp in stainless steel

TONDA HÉMISPHÈRES SUPER-LUMINOVA
This version owes its aesthetic quality and originality to the use of Super-LumiNova®. Set within the dark dial, two counters leap out, encircled by this luminescent material highlighting the contour of the second time zone at 12 o’clock and of the small second at 6 o’clock. Viewed in complete darkness, the Tonda Hémisphères takes on a completely different appearance. The two counters stand out in the form of a figure 8 – a symbol of infinity and harmony. A very fine layer of Super-LumiNova® highlights each index with elegant discretion. Finally, the main time indicating hands are lit, as is customary for Parmigiani Fleurier watches, ensuring that the time dominates the dial unobscured.

Features
Stainless steel case
Dial material: Brass – Colour: Black
Index: Rhodium plated appliqués with luminescent coating
Finishing: Opaline, counters with luminescent coating
Hands: Delta-shaped with luminescent coating
Bracelet Material: Alligator – Colour: Gold
Brand: Hermès
Buckle type: Folding