Monday, June 27, 2005

A. Lange & Sohne Datograph Flyback

The DATOGRAPH reflects a totally new approach in the development of chronographs based on the classic column-wheel principle; it stands out as a worthy ambassador for the attribute "Made in Germany". With its impressive line-up of complicated mechanisms, it deserves to be called an exceptional phenomenon in the domain of mechanical watchmaking.
The DATOGRAPH stops events as long as 30 minutes with an accuracy of one-fifth of a second. Thanks to the precisely jumping minute counter, the stopped time is very easy to read. The flyback function allows the chronograph to be instantaneously reset to zero during an ongoing measurement, simply by pressing a push-piece in the case. As soon as it is released, a new timing cycle begins. This eliminates the need to stop a measurement and reset the stop hand before starting a new measurement. The patented outsize date in the twin gold-framed aperture assures excellent legibility. The luminous hour and minute hands are made of rhodiumed gold. The hands in the subsidiary dials are crafted from blued steel. The tachometer scale along the circumference of the main dial adds a subtly dynamic touch to the personality of this remarkable watch. The DATOGRAPH is available in 18-carat pink gold or platinum. It is worn either on a crocodile strap or an exquisite precious-metal bracelet. The sapphire-crystal caseback, secured with six screws, showcases the technical and aesthetic finesse of Lange's L951.1 movement.


Friday, June 24, 2005

Ulysse Nardin Sonata

The in-house engineers and technicians of Ulysse Nardin spent nearly seven years on the development of this patented self-winding manufacture calibre.
It combines the novel Alarm setting with a Countdown indicator and the Dual time system with the instant time zone adjustor conceived by Dr. Oechslin and featured in many Ulysse Nardin watches. This patented Dual time function permits time zone adjustments forward and backward by simply pressing the pushers plus (+) or minus (-) to change the position of the hour hand. The original home time (reference time) stays displayed while the date, the Alarm and Countdown adjust automatically when a time zone adjustment is made.
The melodic chiming of the Alarm is based on a novel 24 hours mechanism which allows setting the Alarm 23 hours ahead, for 7.35 pm the same day or 7.35 am the next day. Short Description: Three hands indicate the time in hours, minutes and seconds. Big Date. The double discs display at 4 o'clock permits easy reading of the date. Dual time. A sub-dial above 6 displays the 24 hour Dual time functions. Alarm Setting. The sub-dial at 2 indicates for which hour and minute the Alarm has been set. Countdown. A sub-dial at 10 calculates the time left on a 24 hour scale until the Alarm chimes. This permits easy reading of whether the Alarm is set for 7:35 pm or 7:35 am the next day. The hand at 9 indicates if the Alarm is activated or not, ON or OFF.


Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Eterna Kontiki Four-Hand

Movement: Calibre 636 on the base of ETA 2836-2 H6, with central – date module developed by Eterna. Case: stainless steel; fully polished; satin on top of lugs; screwed case back with stamped KonTiki-medaillon, engraved serial numer; Stainless steel screwed – in crown with embedded and black coated Eterna logo on top. Water-resistant to 120 metres. Other features: calendar indication by way of 4th hand – all operated from the centre. "KonTiki" sun – symbol stamped in the centre of dial.


Saturday, June 18, 2005

Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillion

Hand-winding movement, Calibre GF 02. Double Tourbillon 30?, Exterior Tourbillon rotating cycle of 4 minutes, Interior Tourbillon rotating cycle of 1 minute, Power Reserve indicator. Movement dimension: Diameter: 36.4 mm, height: 9.65 mm. 301 components. 2 Tourbillon carriages: 128 components, weight of 2 carriages 1.17 g. Number of jewels: 39. Power reserve: 72 hours.


Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Ulysse Nardin Maxi Skeleton

Hand-engraved skeleton movement. Limited edition.Diameter 43.5 mm. 18 ct gold case with cover. Caliber UN-31, Manual wind, Sapphire crystals, Leather strap, Standard buckle


Monday, June 13, 2005

Axcent Electro

Stainless steel watch for Formula 1 enthusiasts. Dials reflect the chequered flag and the speedometer, three-hand quartz Miyota quartz movement, mineral glass, Italian leather strap, water-resistant to 50 metres. Designed by Daniel Jakobsson, the Electra is available in Ferrari-red and various other colours.


Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Epos ActionTeam

Movement: VJ 7750 modified, selfwinding, 25 jewels, cote circulair, blued screws
Functions: calendar at the 3 position, chronograph, duograph-display, telemetre and tachymeter
Case: all stainless steel, curved sapphire crystal, see through back, 5 atm water-resistant, screwed back, 42mm in diameter, 14mm thick
Dial: white, blue. Strap: leather.


Sunday, June 05, 2005

Roger Dubuis AquaMare

The new line of sporting watches by Roger Dubuis includes this AcquaMare model, derived from the Golden Square collection and paying tribute to the sea. The cambered square case is available in a choice of all-steel or steel with white gold bezel versions. The case is equipped with a screw-lock back and crown, as well as crown guard, and houses an RD14 self-winding movement. The galvanic metal dial is graced with a satin-brushed sunburst finish and gold appliques. Sapphire crystal, rubber or teju leather strap. Production: 280 in steel with white gold bezel, and 888 in the all-steel variation.