Monday, October 31, 2005

Audemars Piguet Dual Time Millenary Maserati

Created to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of Maserati. Limited Edition of only 450 pieces in red gold. Mechanical movement with automatic winding; Audemars Piguet Caliber 2329/2846; 37 jewels; 28,800 vph; power reserve 40 hours; Cotes de Geneve decoration. Functions: hours, minutes; date; second time zone; day/night indication; power reserve indication. Case: in 18 karat red gold, brushed finish; oval Millenary case, 47 x 42 mm (excl. lugs & crown); sapphire crystal; red gold crown with logo; back secured by 6 screws, engraved with Maserati 90th Anniversary logo. Water-resistant to 20 meters.Dial: black, with silver sub-dials; printed Arabic numerals; applied red gold Maserati logo; red gold lance hands with luminous coating. Indications: date between 2 and 3; second time zone dial at 6; day/night indicator at 7; power reserve arc between 7 and 11.Strap: black leather with red gold AP deployant clasp.


Rodolph Viper

Dubois-Depraz 7000, high quality mechanical, automatic chronograph movement with 3 counters, date window at 12 o'clock. 47 jewels. Luxurious finish and engravings on bridges and rotor. Stainless steel cases with front and see through back scratch-resistant sapphire crystals. Various colored dials with double stripes in center. Available with either a deluxe genuine crocodile leather strap (color combination coordinated to dial color) or with a stainless steel bracelet. 3 ATM water resistant (30 feet)


Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Sbarro EV-1

Franco Sbarro, the brilliant creator of concept cars and prestigious inventor of technological solutions. Working with this idea and inspired by Eric Varone, a team of Swiss watchmakers, headed by designer-technician, Willy Meier, has developed a brilliantly innovative watch. It is styled by the famous designer, Jork Hysek, and revolutionizes the art of time by allying the golden rules of watch making expertise to a unique avant-garde vision.
An existing caliber had to be totally rethought to achieve the technical prowess of obtaining precision from an off-centre movement which acts on the double crown of the watch. But the most astonishing feature of all is perhaps the nature of the main patent. The physical and visual aperture of the watch has itself been patented.
Development of this timepiece called for exceptional technological expertise. The motor is situated between the two crowns and disks with more than 300 teeth had to be made to obtain an adequate multiplication ratio to ensure reliable working of the watch. Still more difficult, the attainment of the water-resistance, which is imperative for any chic yet sporty watch, required a prodigious feat of the imagination and the creation of specific tooling for the watch case. Letting their imagination free on a blank page, the creators opted for original solutions which involve the combined use of gold, natural rubber and steel.


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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Union Julius Bergter Perpetual Calendar

Manual Winding Movement Calibre 30. Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, perpetual calendar with displays for date, weekday, month, leap year, moon phase. Steel, polished / satin-finished case , sapphire crystal on front and back, water-resistant to 3 atm. Silver dial with black print. Blued hands. Black Louisiana crocodile skin strap, steel buckle with signet.


Monday, October 24, 2005

Urwerk UR-103.03 Targa

And the heavens opened……Following the organic lines of growth set out by URWERK from its inception, the new UR-103.03 represents a further development of the UR-103 both mechanically and visually.
The top of the case has been opened up to the heavens; much in the same way the roof of an observatory opens to give the astronomer’s telescope a full view of the stars. This seemingly simple development is the result of much experimentation, as the sapphire glass used in the new window of the UR-103.03 is so completely unique that it was nearly impossible for us to develop techniques to create it. The effect of this new window is exceptionally dramatic; the orbital cross has become visible to the user, which means that not only the present time is visible, but also the approach of the future and the passage of the past are evidenced by the satellites approaching and departing from the 60-minute hour arc at the front. This is an experience and sensation of timekeeping and time unlike any other that exists, and it represents a powerful and clear statement of URWERK’S philosophy towards timekeeping. The orbital cross has now been given very fine detailing along the center of the arms and the round platforms from which the satellites hang suspended. Case outlines and the surface texture of the UR-103.03 have also become more powerful and bold. Paired grooves in the gold or platinum surfaces create a new sensory experience of the unique and complex curvature of the case.


Sunday, October 23, 2005

TechoMarine Polo Timer

Water Resistance: 20 atm/ 200 meters/ 660 feet
Movement: Swiss ISA 8270
Size: 42mm / 1.65 inches
Functions: Hour, minute, second, chronograph 1/20, date. Other: Special POLO alarm and counter, counts down chukker periods.
Case: Stainless Steel 316L
Crystal: Sapphire
Bezel: Stainless Steel 316L, unidirectional
Dial: Blue and silver dial, silver sub dials
Straps: One leather strap with gel inserts
Fastener: Single buckle/Stainless Steel 316L
Packaging: TechnoMarine wooden box w/black leather lining


Saturday, October 22, 2005

Christiaan van der Klaauw Planetarium 2000

Functions: Date and month indication. Heliocentric revolution of the planets: Mercury~Venus~Earth~Mars~Jupiter~Saturn. Case: 18 carat rosé gold or stainless steel
Sapphire glass. Handmade dial in solid silver or 18 carat, gold silvering ~ Radiated Guilloché
Blue steel brequet hands. Alligator leather bracelet with 18 carat gold claps. KB 52824-2 movement.


Friday, October 21, 2005

Berney-Blondeau Big Gun

3281.7.22.SE Steel case. Hand winding, copper dial, applied arabic numbers, small seconds hand at 9 o'clock. Moon Phase. Transparent case black sapphyre crystal, luxury finished movement, water resistant 50m.


Thursday, October 20, 2005

Tag Heuer Aquaracer Calibre S

An elegant, high-performance chronograph that displays Time, Chronograph elapsed time and a Regatta Countdown function all using the three central hands (hour, minutes, seconds) and two patented counters with bi-directional hands positioned at 5 and 7 o’clock.
The 3 central hands are used to display either the elapsed hours/minutes/seconds in the Chronograph mode, or the hours/minutes/seconds in the Time mode or, turning anti-clockwise, the remaining minutes/seconds in the Regatta countdown mode, making the watch extremely comprehensible. The right semi-circular counter with bidirectional hand displays the tenth of a second in the Chronograph mode. If the Time mode is in use, the date is displayed using both the left and right bidirectional hands of the semi-circular counters: the left counter indicates the tens and the right the units. To switch from standard Time mode to Chronograph mode or to Regatta countdown mode, the crown is pressed, once to access the Chronograph mode and twice to access the Regatta countdown mode. The small hand of the semi-circular left counter changes to indicate the Mode, and all the central hands are automatically set to the appropriate starting position. For the Regatta Countdown mode, by pressing the crown of the Calibre S twice, the central minute hands go to a 10 minute-countdown (any minute countdown can be set) as indicated on the aluminium bezel. The second hand is set to 0. The left semi-circular counter hand indicates ‘Regatta’. By pressing the pushbutton at 2 o’clock the 10-minute countdown begins and the second and minute hands turn anti-clockwise from the 10-minute position. When the countdown is completed, the minute and second hands having turned anticlockwise reach zero and the watch automatically switches to the chronograph function and runs from zero in the standard clockwise manner. At this point, the left counter hand indicates ‘Chrono’. The watch has either a blue or anthracite dial with sunray decoration, is water-resistant to 300 metres, has a perpetual calendar, 1/10th of a second precision, a fixed aluminium bezel with countdown scale, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, luminescent hands and markers, hand-applied indexes and semi-circular counters. The 3-row steel bracelet, alternately polished and fine-brushed, has a double safety clasp and bracelet extension.


Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Aquanautic King Cuda

Titanium case, diameter 47 mm. Automatic winding mechanical 3 hands ETA 2834-2. Screwed crown, with patented safety lock. Dial : Day / Date Calendar, with patented propeller second hand. Sapphire crystal, coated glass. Plain and rotating bezel with interchangeable inlay rings and/or mask. Case back : titanium & crystal, screw-fitted. Buckle : on leather or rubber strap patented, double-prong. Water Resistant to 300 m.


Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Armand Nicolet 7140W-AG-P714NR2

18 Kt white gold case and silvered dial. Louisiana crocodile black strap.
Mechanical automatic movement with Small Seconds functions. Calibre UT 176 of the 1948 modified in 2003. Guilloché decorated silvered dial with applied indexes, luminous dots and hands. Case with antiglare treated sapphire crystal and see-trough screwed back. Diameter: 43 mm . Thickness: 10,5 mm


Monday, October 17, 2005

AéroWatch Chronograph Valjoux 22

Case: 18K solid pink gold, clear case back, sapphire glass. Dial: Genuine enamel, style bel Epoque. Movement: Calibre Valjoux 22 from the 1950's. Chronograph two counters, column-wheel, bevelled steel, hand decorated and engraved.


Sunday, October 16, 2005

Zenith Grande ChronoMaster XXT Tourbillon

Pièce Unique for the “only watch 2005” charity auction. Thierry Nataf, President of the manufacture and the ZENITH Foundation propose a unique execution of this masterpiece: white gold case, guilloché dial with black rhodied indexes and tourbillon bridge. Caliber El Primero 4005, 319 components in gold and titanium, 35 jewels Automatic chronograph movement with tourbillon 36’000 vibrations per hour 15 1/2``` caliber. Diameter : 35 mm. Height : 7.55 mm Power reserve over 50 hours Measures short time intervals to a 10th of a second Automatic winding in both directions Central rotor on ball bearings 22-carat white gold with “Côtes de Genève” pattern Functions Hour and minutes in the center Date indicator positioned around the carriage Center seconds-hand 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock Tourbillon: The carriage (at 11 o’clock) makes 1 turn per minute Case 18-carat white gold 18-carat white gold ZENITH push buttons and crown Diameter : 45 mm, Diameter opening : 35 mm Curved sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment on both sides Transparent sapphire case back Water-resistance up to 30 meters Dial White gold dial and plain silver dial 18-carat black rhodied white gold bridge 18-carat black rhodied white gold hand-mounted applique indexes Three-dimensional gold indexes in progressive size Hands 18-carat white gold faceted hands Strap Black alligator leather strap, hand-stitched tone-in-tone, lined with silky Alzavel calfskin Buckle 18-carat white gold ChronoMaster triple folding buckle stamped with the historical ZENITH star on the cap.


Saturday, October 15, 2005

Patek Philippe Ref. 5099/101RG

Pièce Unique for the “only watch 2005” charity auction. “Cabriolet” wristwatch in rose and white gold; manually wound caliber 215 PS movement with subsidiary seconds. The two-tone silvery dial features rose gold baton indexes and two applied Breguet-style numerals at 12 o’clock. The subsidiary seconds dial at 6 o’clock emulates the square shape of the case. The “feuille” (leaf-shaped) hour and minute hands are crafted from rose gold. The deep-blue “galuchat“ strap is provided with a rose gold pin buckle. The hinged cover of the watch is engraved and set with precious stones to reflect the theme Recovery and Hope. Its symbolic elements are as follows: – The sun is represented by 7 yellow sapphire stones that stand for hope, strength, and shining energy. – The moon, intrinsically linked with the sun, is symbolized by 5 diamonds. It expresses sensitivity, protection, and love. – The large diamond-paved heart denotes charity, openness, and generosity. – The small heart, paved with 6 yellow sapphire stones, represents the child’s heart from which a ray points to the future, toward evolution and compassion. – The horizon, represented by 7 widening horizontal bands, is a symbol of hope and the path to recovery.


Friday, October 14, 2005

Vacheron Constantin The Malte Tourbillion

Pièce Unique for the “only watch 2005” charity auction. Case: Stainless steel, tonneau, three-piece, water resistant to 30 meters, glazed back secured by screws, sapphire crystals. Dimensions: 40 x 37 mm. Thickness: 12 mm. Bracelet: black reptile leather with stainless steel deployant clasp. Dial: 18k pink gold, “Sablé” finish, applied white gold dart indexes, power reserve sector at 10, date dial at 2, aperture to view the tourbillon at 6 with seconds chapter. White gold “Epée” hands. Movement: Calibre: VC 1790, 27.37 x 29.30mm, ruthenium finished, “fausses-côtes” decoration, 27-jewels, one minute tourbillon regulator, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold and isochronism, self-compensating balance spring, 18,00vph, 55-hour power reserve.


Thursday, October 13, 2005

Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Chronometer

Pièce Unique for the “only watch 2005” charity auction. Case: Stainless steel, three-body, polished, transparent case back with 6 screws, reeded bezel, protected screwed-down winding-crown, engraved numbered 18K pink gold plaque. Dimensions: Diam. 41 mm. Thickness: 11.8 mm. Bracelet 1: blue reptile leather, stainless steel deployant clasp. Bracelet 1: blue ruber with titanium section and titanium deployant clasp. Dial: Midnight blue with arabic numerals, oversized subsidiary seconds dial, in the center the date "1846" in red numerals, graduation for the power reserve indication, aperture for the date at 6. Luminous "Spade" hands Movement: Calibre UN 26, C.O.S.C. certified chronometer, rhodium plated, 28 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring, all non-moving parts have been treated with a stainless blue titanium based alloy, 22K pink gold rotor.


Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Richard Mille The Richard Mille by Philippe Starck

Pièce Unique for the “only watch 2005” charity auction. Automatic Caliber RM 005-1. This sole and unique example, the development of which represents an intensive year’s work, is the result of a Richard MILLE and Philippe STARCK collaboration. The design and execution of this watch demonstrates a holistic approach to the movement/case/dial. The movement is mounted on chassis mounting rubbers ( ISO SW) and fixed by 4 titanium screws. The Richard Mille by Philippe Starck Automatic Caliber RM 005-1. Unique Model 1/1. Technical Description Watch case designed by Philippe Starck: 18k white gold, Assembly with spline screws in 18k white gold acting as the hour marker, Water resistant: 50 m, crown in grade 5 micro blasted white gold, case back and bezel: in sapphire (1800 Vickers ) with anti-glare treatment (2 sides). Dimensions: 53.85 x 35 mm. Thickness: 11.40 mm. Bracelet: opened and closed by applying a simple pressure to a push button situated on the side of the case. The size of this strap will be adjusted according to the specific measurement of the owner’s wrist. Dial: Clear sapphire, date indication, “Mille” hands. Movement: Stem with 3 positions - manual rewinding, hand-setting with stop, date adjustment Bottom plate and bridges in hand-ground titanium, wet sandblasted, PVD treated, sandblasted and rhodiumplated wheels, bevelled and hooped wheels, diamond-polished sinks on the bridge side, pinions with undercuts, 55-hour power reserve, 31 jewels, glucydur 3-arm balance, flat Nivarox balance spring, 28.800 A/h.


Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Pierre Kunz Grande Date Monaco

Pièce Unique for the “only watch 2005” charity auction. Reference: G016 SRGD Monaco. Pierre Kunz will present a unique “Grande Date” model in red gold 5N 18 carats, in the colours of the Grimaldi family’s coat of arms. The technical exploits of Pierre Kunz can be recognized in the retrograde second at 6 o’clock and the Grande Date at 12 o’clock. The 44 millimetre diameter case is in fluted Empire style. But the special feature of this model is the elaborate dial integrating the red and white diamonds of the coat of arms as well as the crown of the Grimaldi family. As can be seen, some hours are represented by the diamonds from Monaco set with a yellow border; and the indication of midday is symbolised by the princely crown. Automatic movement. Closed back, engraved “Monaco Only Watch 2005”. Water resistant to 30 metres. Bracelet in hand-stitched alligator leather. This piece has been created as a unique original and the special dial with the colours of Monaco was kindly made free of charge by the company “Les Fils d’Arnold Linder”, which keenly wished to participate in this important event.


Monday, October 10, 2005

Piaget Rectangle a l'Ancienne XL

Large size, 18k pink gold, alligator strap, power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock, retrograde seconds at 12 o’clock, black dial, Roman numerals. Automatic movement Piaget 561P. “Unique Piece” engraving on the case back. Case: 18K pink gold, two-body, curved, sapphire crystal, back secured by eight screws. Dimensions: 32 x 41 mm. Thickness: 10 mm. Bracelet: reptile leather, 18K pink gold buckle. Dial: Black, gilt radial Roman numerals, striped guilloché central field, applied gold retrograde seconds sector at 12, power reserve sector and date aperture at 6. Pink gold “Dauphine” hands. Movement: Calibre 560P, rhodium plated “fausses-côtes” decoration, 26 jewels, 40-hour power reserve, straight line lever escapement, Glucydur balance, self-compensating balance spring, 21,600 VPH


Sunday, October 09, 2005

Parmigiani Fleurier IONICA

Timepiece in Honour of Dr. Duchenne, Pièce Unique.
Exclusively for the Only Watch 2005 project Parmigiani Fleurier present a specially created one-of-a-kind watch. This model from the INICA collection is driven by a mechanical hand-wound mouvement, PF Calibre 110, entirely developed and manufactured by Parmigiani Fleurier. Thanks to its guaranteed eight-day power reserve, this model offers an advantage that is particularly highly prized these days: the pleasure of wearing an exceptional object without the usual constraints of daily winding. The power-reserve indication system visible on the 18-carat dial is unique in the world and has been duly patented. The extremely refined 18-carat pink gold case is entirely crafted by hand in-house and is distinguished by a double back with a protective cover adorned with an engraving inside depicting Dr. Guillaume Benjamin Amand Duchenne. An engraving on the outside also pays tribute to this distinguished personality. The Ionica timepiece is fitted with a Hermès strap and features specifically designed lugs which make it an ideally comfortable fit on the wrist.


Saturday, October 08, 2005

Omega De Ville Rattrapante

The “Only Watch 2005“ platinum “De Ville Rattrapante” No.001. Case: Platinum, round, red tipped pusher at 10 for the split seconds, water resistant to 100 meters, transparent case back, anti-reflective sapphire crystals. Diameter 41 mm. Thickness:11.8 mm. Bracelet: Black reptile leather, 18K White gold deployant clasp. Dial: Guilloche, silvered 18K gold, applied luminous white gold indexes, hour and minute recorders, subsidiary seconds, outer minute/fifth second track, date aperture showing three days at 11. Luminous white gold alpha hands, red tipped chronograph hands with the watch number as the counterpoise. Movement: Caliber 3612, C.O.S.C certified chronometer, rhodium-plated, “fausses-côtes” and “oeil-de-perdrix” decorations, Co-axial escapement, free-sprung “Omega” balance, blued steel double crown wheel for the chronograph


Friday, October 07, 2005

Louis Vuitton Tambour Diving

Pièce Unique for the “only watch 2005” charity auction. Automatic in Pink Gold. CASE: – 750 thousandth Pink Gold (18 Karats) – Total gold weight: 131.4 g – Diameter: 44mm – Brushed case in pink gold D I A L : – Grey dial/grey flange with Superluminova coated figures and pink gold indexes – Permanent second counter in black Tahiti mother-of-pearl TECHNICAL FEATURES: – Swiss Made – Waterproof: 300 m, protected screwed crowns with unscrewing indicator – Diving function: secured unidirectional turning flange to measure diving time, coated indexes and figures on the flange and Diver engraved on the diving function crown – Sapphire glass with double-sided reflection-proof coating with a magnifying square glass to read the date MOVEMENT: – Automatic movement: 28800 vibrations per hour – Power reserve: 42 hours STRAP: – Grey alligator hide strap – Ardillon buckle: 750 thousandth Pink Gold (18 Karats) Accompanied by a special case in Damier canvas and a certificate.


Thursday, October 06, 2005

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Algue Petrifiee

Pièce Unique for the “only watch 2005” charity auction. Numerus Clausus of 1. The Grande Seconde Algue Pétrifiée belongs to the Hommage Genève 1784 collection which is directly inspired by an 18th century model. It features two off-centered subdials, one for the hours and minutes and the other for the large seconds display, elegantly framed by a white gold ring that is beveled, drawn out with a fi le and secured by blued screws. Its most striking feature is of course the dial base crafted from petrifi ed algae, originating from Australia. At an estimated age of 3.5 billion years, it is the world’s oldest form of plant life. The curving 18-carat white gold case measuring a diameter of 43 mm is enhanced by a domed crystal. Visible through the transparent case-back, the sunburst motif of the 22-carat gold oscillating weight as well as the “Côtes de Genève” decorative pattern on the bridges and plate vividly illustrate the know-how of the master-watchmakers within the Manufacture. Movement: Jaquet Droz 2663, self-winding mechanical movement, double barrel, 22-carat white gold oscillating weight Indications: Off-centered hours and minutes. Large seconds subdial Jewelling: 30 jewels Power reserve: 68 hours Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h Watch case: 18-carat white gold. Diameter Ø 43 mm Water resistance: To 30 m / 100 feet Dial: Petrifi ed algae dial, silvered subdials. Applied 18-carat white gold ring, beveled and drawn out with a fi le, secured by blued-steel screws Strap: Rolled-edge hand made alligator leather strap Buckle: 18-carat white gold ardillon.


Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duetto

Pièce Unique for the “only watch 2005” charity auction. Case: Reversible lady’s size swivel case in 18-carat white gold, cambered sapphire crystal, hardness no. 9 snow-set pink sapphires and diamonds (diameter 0.5 – 1.6 mm), corresponding to approximately 950 precious stones, 5.55 cts. Dial: Front: silvered guilloché, black transferred fl oral numerals, 10 diamond chatons Back: gem-set mother-of-pearl Movement: mechanicals manually-wound, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 844, crafted and decorated by hand. Hour and minute indications on the front, and back.


Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Hublot Solo T

Pièce Unique for the “only watch 2005” charity auction.The white gold “Solo T” wristwatch with flying tourbillon regulator. No 1/1. Case: Three-piece, round, “Nouveau Classic”, brushed bezel secured by twelve screws which act as the hour indexes, glazed back to view the red lacquered movement with “Circuit board” decoration, sapphire crystals. Diameter 44 mm. Thickness: 14 mm. Bracelet: Black crocodile with white gold double deployant clasp. Dial: Silvered “Clous de Paris”, bottom section cut away in an arc from four to eight, to allow three-dimensional viewing of the Flying tourbillon carriage. White gold “épée” hands. Movement: Caliber: Tourbillon HUBST 1, 13.5’’’, one minute flying tourbillon, manual winding, 120 hour (5 day) power reserve, red lacquered with “circuit board” decoration, 24 jewels, lever escapement, Gyromax balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring.


Monday, October 03, 2005

Harry Winston Excenter Biretro "Starlight"

Pièce Unique for the “only watch 2005” charity auction. Name : Excenter Biretro Starlight Ref. : 200/UABI34WL.BD/00-SP1 Movement : Self-winding GP 3106 with HW 2837 module featuring an openworked 22-carat rose gold rotor and diamond-polished toothing Functions : Off-centred hours and minutes at 12 o’clock Retrograde displays of seconds at 8 o’clock and days of the week at 4 o’clock Case : Round (Ø34 mm) in 18-carat white gold set with 189 diamonds totalling 3.83 carats Dial : “Starlight” unique, blue with 18-carat white gold appliques set with 68 white diamonds and 9 diamond-set stars, totalling 0.26 carats Crystal : Sapphire with double anti-reflection treatment Case-back : Sapphire with double anti-reflection treatment Engraved with “Pièce unique” Strap/bracelet : Hand-stitched starry white crocodile strap with 18-carat white gold buckle set with 29 diamonds totalling 0.19 cts Water-resistance : 30 metres (3 atm) Total carat weight : Watch set with 295 white diamonds (Quality: IF to VVS / Colour: D,E,F) totalling 4.28 carats.


Sunday, October 02, 2005

Gerald Genta Fantasy Racing

Pièce Unique for the “only watch 2005” charity auction. Case and bracelet: White gold case with fluted caseband and crown protectors, 41 mm diameter, Gérald Genta screw down beaded crown, case back with special engraving displaying the Formula 1 Grand Prix Monaco circuit with mention “ONLY WATCH”, water resistant to 30 meters. Black alligator leather strap with white gold classical buckle. Dial: Black carbon fibre dial with Disney character specially dressed in Formula 1 suit holding a checkered flag. Jumping hour window at 9 o'clock, Mickey's arm hand pointing at the retrograde minutes, seconds hand at the center. Movement: Gérald Genta 7510 caliber, self-winding movement with jumping hours and retrograde minutes ; 5,90 mm height, 26,20 mm diameter. 42-hour power reserve, 21 jewels, 28'800 vph.


Saturday, October 01, 2005

Frederique Constant Heart Beat

18K rose gold “Heart Beat” Manufacture with Moon Phase and Date, Ref. FC-915AS4H9, Limited Edition, No. 01/188, Introduced in September 2005. Case: Two-piece, 18K rose gold, case back secured by eight screws, water-resistant to 30 meters, convex sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal exhibition case back. Diameter: 41 mm Thickness: 11 mm. Bracelet: genuine Louisiana alligator Buckle: 18K rose gold Dial: Printed Arabic Frédérique Constant “Highlife” numerals, circular moon phase and date indicator at 12 o’clock, large aperture at 6 o’clock to reveal the escapement, “poire” type hour hand, “feuille” type minute and date hands. Movement: Caliber FC-915-1, 13 1/4’’’ “Heart Beat”, hour, minute, moon phase and date, 115 components, 30,50 mm. diameter, total thickness 5.20 mm, 48-hour power reserve, manual winding, rhodium-plated, chamfered bridges decorated with “Côtes de Genève” and circular graining (“perlage”), blued steel screws, 17 jewels, lever escapement, Glucydur balance, 28,800 VPH, Nivarox No.1 spiral, KIF antishock and fine regulation.