Friday, December 30, 2005

The "Vintage Serie"
IWC da Vinci Jubilee Rattrapante

Made in a limited edition of 500 examples to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the "Da Vinci". Production of this reference started in 1995. Astronomic, self-winding, water-resistant to 30 meters, platinum gentleman's wristwatch with round button split-seconds chronograph, registers, secular perpetual calendar, moon phases, 44- hour autonomy and a platinum IWC buckle. Two-body case, solid, polished, stepped bezel, hooded mobile lugs, screw-down crown. Satiné silver dial with applied white gold bâton indexes and tritium-coated dots, subsidiary "guilloché" dials for the seconds, the 30-minute and 12-hour register, the days of the month, of the week, the months, apertures for the moon phases and for the year display with four digits until 2499. Tritium-coated white gold "bâton" hands. Movement: Caliber C. 79251, gilt brass, "oeil-de-perdrix" decoration, 43 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring, micrometer regulator. Diameter 39 mm. Thickness 16 mm.

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Thursday, December 29, 2005

The "Vintage Serie"
Rolex Explorer II

So-called "Steve McQueen" Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, Ref. 1655. Made in the 1970s. Center-seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch with date, special 24-hour bezel and hand. Stainless steel Rolex "Fliplock" Oyster bracelet. Three-body case, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, graduated 24-hour bezel, crystal with "cyclops" lens. Black dial with tritium-coated indexes, aperture for the date. Tritium-coated "bâton" hands, the orange arrow to indicate the diurnal and nocturnal hours for the 24-hour graduated bezel. Movement: Caliber 1570, rhodium plated, 26 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance-spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism. Diameter 39 mm. Thickness: 14 mm.

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Friday, December 23, 2005

Hautlence HL04

Own manufactured caliber. Limited edition of 88 pieces. Manually wound mechanical movement. Jumping hours, retrograde minutes. 40 hours power reserve. Rotation: 21,600 vibrations per hour. 24 jewels. Sapphire dial with hand-fitted indexes. Grey 18 carat gold case. Dimensions: middle part: 43.5mm horizontal, 37mm vertical, and 10.5mm thick. Sapphire crystal with bevelled rim. Back of the middle part: secured with 4 screws, sapphire crystal. Small plate to number and identify the timepiece. Buckle: gold clasp (to match the case) with triple blades, double safety device with opening push pieces. Alligator strap, padded and hand-stitched. Water-resistant to 30 meters (3 ATM).


Kees Engelbarts Mokume Gane Dragon

Watchcase: Solid 18 Kt Yellow Gold • Curved Sapphire Crystal • Transparent Case back with Sapphire Crystal. Movement: Automatic Winding • Mini Rotor • Skeletonized by Hand • 19.800 Bph • Mokume Gane Decorated • 25 Jewels • 46 Hours Power Reserve. Dial: Dragon Motif • Mokume Gane (Yellow Gold • Silver) • Cut out, Engraved and Finished by Hand. Bracelet: Crocodile Leather • 18 Kt Yellow Gold Buckle.


Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Flying Tourbillion

Caliber RD01, mechanical with manual winding. rhodium plated under the caliber. marked with the Geneva Hallmark. Differential double flying tourbillion, power reserve indicator. 16" lines. 50 Jewels. Functions: Jumping hours, retrograde sweeping minute, integrated seconds display on tourbillion escapement.Round case, 18K polished and satiny gold, crown protector. Diameter 45mm. White mother-of-pearl dial, 18K appliques. Roger Dubuis engraved and windows sapphire back. 18K gold hands. Water resistant to 30 meters. Crocodile strap, hand sewed with 18K gold RD folding buckle.


Tuesday, December 20, 2005

TechnoMarine TMY Gumball 3000

Water Resistance: 20 atm/ 200 meters/ 660 feet. Movement: OS60. Size: 40mm / 1.57 inches
Functions: Hour, minute, second, chronograph 1/20, date. Case: Stainless Steel 316L black PVD
Crystal: Sapphire. Bezel: Stainless Steel 316L black PVD, white diamonds, unidirectional
Dial: Black dial, gold hour indexes, black sub dials, “Gumball 3000” logo at 9 o’clock
Straps: One gel strap and one leather strap. Fastener: Single buckle/Stainless Steel 316L black PVD.


Monday, December 19, 2005

Ulysse Nardin Quadrato Dual Time Perpetual

The Perpetual Calendar can be adjusted forward and backward over a single crown, H/M/s/D/DD/M/Y, 2nd time zone on main dial with patented quickset. Permanent home time on 3rd hand. Big Date in double window. Diameter 42 x 42 mm. 18 ct white gold case. Grey dial. Movement UN-32. Power-reserve of approx. 45 hours. Self-winding. Water-resistant to 50 meters Sapphire crystals. Leather strap and deployant clasp.


Sunday, December 18, 2005

NHC Beauty-Fuel

Who today does not travel? Reading and using 2 time zones has never been so easy and user-friendly as with the latest creation of Vincent Calabrese. His design and technology avoids pushers and handles the multiple functions with the crown alone. By showing the time, day, 2nd Time Zone & a 180° extra large Power Reserve Indicator, this watch is a must for every businessperson traveling around the world. With this creation, based on a customized ETA 2892 movement, Vincent Calabrese offers a new kind of 180°, fuel-like Reserve Power-Gauge, 2nd Time Zone, date, days and period of the day display. Case: Hand polished and brushed satin stainless steel case or polished 5N 18ct. gold case, domed sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal back with integrated logo plate, case back with 4 screws, logo engraved on crown. Dial color: Black, rhodium and blue for steel version; Eggshell and black for the gold version. Water resistance to 5 ATM (50 meters). 3 ATM (30 meters) for gold. Features: 166° Power Reserve indication, Day & Night indicator, date. Created by Vincent Calabrese. Strap: Handmade alligator strap in black, brown, blue or dark brown for gold versions.Bracelet: Solid stainless steel handpolished bracelet with security clasps. Buckles: Hand polished with pearl machine finished on the reverse side.


Saturday, December 17, 2005

The "Vintage Serie"
Vacheron & Constantin Aviator's Chronograph

Made on special order for the English Crown in 1925 and sold in 1926 via the Goldsmith’s Company. Presented to Admiral Richard Byrd in commemoration of his 1926 Arctic Expedition. Historically important and possibly unique, extra large and thin, gentleman’s 18K pink gold wristwatch chronometer with co-axial single button chronograph and register. Three-body case, polished and brushed, sloped bezel, downturned lugs. Silvered dial, slightly amber-colored, sand-textured with indelible dauphine numerals on two-tone dial, subsidiary seconds and 30-minute register dials, outer minute/second track with Arabic five-minutes/seconds and 1/5th second scale. Blackened gold "Breguet” hands. Movement: Caliber 17’’’, by Louis Elisée Piguet, rhodium-plated, "fausses-côtes" decoration, 24 jewels, straight line lever escapement, second generation Guillaume balance adjusted to 5 positions and temperature with gold timing screws, Breguet balance-spring, Vacheron Constantin’s micrometer regulator. Diameter. 45 mm. Thickness: 12 mm.

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Friday, December 16, 2005

Vogard Business Officer

VOGARD has crafted the first mechanical watch in the world that enables the wearer to easily change timezones by simply rotating the bezel either backwards or forwards. The Timezoner® system automatically coordinates the bezel’s rotation with both the position of the hour hand and that of the AM.-PM. pointer at the center of the dial. Additionally, the VOGARD Timezoner® system is the first to allow clear indication of Daylight Savings Time (summer time) in a given location, also via the turning of the bezel. The result is a timezone watch with a previously unattainable practicality for the wearer. Antimagnetic stainless steel 316L case, polished or brushed by hand. Lever to activate or deactivate timezoner. Diameter 43 mm. Height 12 mm to 14 mm (center). Inside and outside curved sapphire crystal; 2,3 mm. Case back with 4 screws and see-through mineral glass. Water resistance to 100 m (330 ft). Caliber Timezoner 01, diameter 33 mm, height 5 mm, parts decorated and assembled by hand. Stainless steel cown wheel. Gold plated transmission wheels. Date window psitioned at 04.30. 28'800 vibrations per hour. Power reserve 36 hours.


Thursday, December 15, 2005

Invicta Sapphire Ghost Model 2700

Mechanical movement ETA Valjoux base modified to invicta 11283 caliber, automatic winding, 25 jewels. Skeletonised and finished with a rare PVD coating in furnace blue or charcoal. Case diameter 46 mm. 8 piece case assembly, polished and brushed surgical. Grade 316L solid stainless steel. Sapphire crystal. Alligator strap. Water resistant to 30 meters.


Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Carl F Bucherer Patravi TravelTec GMT

As well as being a practical chronograph, this stunning watch, which features the exclusive CFB 1901 calibre, also boasts a range of functions enabling several time zones to be displayed. The third time display is operated by a newly developed single push-button mechanism. Local time can be quickly and easily set, moving the hour hand an hour at a time using the crown, while the watch continues running, ensuring that the exact time is kept. Should the time change pass midnight, the date will change automatically backwards or forwards. Together with the red 24-hour hand, two 24-hour rings show a second and third time zone – the Patravi TravelTec GMT can thus display the time in three locations in the world at the same time. The inner ring can be moved an hour at a time both forwards and backwards, using a brand new single push-button mechanism – a first in the history of watchmaking. Movement: CFB 1901. Power reserve of 42 hours. 39 Jewels, automatic. Chronograph GMT. Third time zone . Date indication. Chronometer COSC. Stainless steel case. Screwed crown. Sapphire crystal. Water-resistant to 50 m. Case diameter 46.6 mm. Calf leather strap.


Azimuth Chrono Mecha 1 BMF

Automatic chronograph.Case is forged out of high grade 316L solid steel blocks. Brushed/polish finish case with large square pushers and large crown. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal, curved and flush with the curved case. Solid back with small glass aperture revealing the balance wheel. Layered Carbon Fibre Dial With Applied Numerals. The movement Valjoux 7750 modified to tri-compax registers, with the sub dials 3, 6 and 9 o'clock positions. 24 mm soft rubber strap. Dimensions: Width is 43 mm excluding the crown, 47 mm including the crown, lug to lug is 49 mm and thickness is 16mm.


Monday, December 12, 2005

Gerald Genta A-Evolution

Movement Automatic Antoine Preziuso Sliding Hour Automatic module, patented Base ETA 2892.Functions: Sliding hour, minutes. Stamped steel case 44 mm in diameter. "A-Evolution" engraved on the bottom of the middle. Antiglare sapphire crystal. Screw-down back. Dial: Lapis lazuli, black onyx or grey sun in the centre. White mother-of-pearl on sides. Satin-finished sunray in between.Oxidised blue settings as hour markers. Hour window with white mother-of-pearl disk. One-eyed hand, exclusive Gérald Genta design. Blue crocodile starp with folding clasp.


Sunday, December 11, 2005

The "Vintage Serie"

Ulysse Nardin Anti-Magnetic

Made in the 1930s. 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with square button hronograph, register and tachometer. Tree-body case , polished and brushed, lapidated lugs. Two-tone silver dial with painted gold and blue Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds and 30-minute register dials, outer tachometer scale. Gold "baton" hands. Movement 14"', rhodium plated, 17 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balancespring. Diam. 37 mm. Thickness 12.5 mm

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Saturday, December 10, 2005

Eberhard & Co Chrono4 Temerario

Movement: calibre EB. 250 12 ½” – basis ETA 2894 mechanical chronograph with automatic winding, device by Eberhard & Co., 4 counters arranged in a vertical row: small seconds, 24 hours, 12 hours and 30 minutes of the chronograph, date. The complete mechanism works with 53 rubies.Case: stainless steel, polished, domed tonneau shape, 2 parts. Dimensions of the case: 55,00 mm with the lugs (41,50 mm without the lugs) x 37,00 mm. Thickness of the case: 12,90 mm. Polished bezel. Polished caseback fixed by 4 screws, engraved in red TEMERARIO Strap attachment: 20,00 mm. Push-buttons: stainless steel, triangular, personalized E start and stop function at 11 o’clock setting to zero function at 1 o’clock. Steel crown, water-resistant, personalized E, diameter 11,70 mm the crown is placed at 12 o’clock and protected by a special system (Patent Pending) that opens via a small lever hidden under the case. Water-resistance to 30 meters.Sapphire glass, convex, non-reflective treatment on the internal part. With dial with white counters, indexes with luminescent dots. Sword-shaped skeleton hands with luminescent points .Crocodile leather strap with deployment clasp Déclic (Patent Pending). Sainless steel bracelet with deployment clasp Déclic (Patent Pending).


Rado Original Diver

Hard Metal bezel, sapphire crystal, 2 screw-down crowns with crown protection, screw-down steel case back with Rado's stamped 'Seahorses' medallion, turning diving bezel, 300 meters / 1.000 ft. water resistant. Automatic movement. Dimension : 39mm x 46mm.


Friday, December 09, 2005

Omega Speedmaster Racing Chronometer

Movement: Caliber Omega 3301, Self-winding chronograph with column wheel mechanism. Officially certified chronometer. Rhodium-plated finish. Power Reserve: 55 hours
crystal Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside case & dial. Stainless steel case. Black Carbon fibre dial. Water resistance down to: 100 meters / 330 feet. function: Date, Chronograph, Chronometer, Small seconds, Tachymeter.


The "Vintage Serie"
Harry Winston Biretrograde

Made circa 2000. Self-winding, water-resistant, 18K white gold gentleman's wristwatch with date, retrograde seconds and day of the week and an 18K white gold Harry Winston deployant clasp. Two-body case, solid, polished, lobed central and mobile lugs, transparent case back, sapphire crystals. Satiné blue dial, offset petrol-blue chapter ring with radial white Arabic numerals, retrograde sectors for the days of the week at 3 and for the 30-seconds at 9, "cyclops" aperture for the date. White gold "bâton" hands. Movement Caliber 3106.BI, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" and "oeil-de-perdrix" decoration, 33 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, micrometer regulator. The button at 2 is to adjust the days of the week. Diam. 35 mm. Thickness 10 mm.

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Thursday, December 08, 2005

Chronographe Suisse Mangusta Supermeccanica

An allusion to motor sport, the Mangusta has been revamped in an even more powerful and distinguished version. Designed as a diving chronograph too, it comes with a non-standard movement. Automatic movement CSC 266C20, 28,800 V/h, 38-hour power reserve, 51 rubies. Function: Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, immersion time measurer. Brushed steel case, diameter 50.92 mm. Unidirectional internal rotating bezel for measuring immersion time. Antiglare cambered sapphire crystal, 3.2 mm thick. Screw-down back. Water-resistant to 200 m. Polished dial, black.Arabic numerals and luminova-treated "skeleton" hands.


Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Louis Moinet Apollon Twin Tourbillion

Representing an unprecedented technical achievement, the magic of the twin tourbillon is expressed by the two perfectly synchronised seconds hands spinning around their carriages respectively located at 3 and 9 o'clock. Its manufacture movement is crafted in 18-carat rose gold, engraved with the "Côtes du Jura". Functions: Hour, minute, seconds in the tourbillon carriage at 3 o’clock, synchronized seconds in the tourbillon carriage at 9 o’clock, moon phase at 6 o’clock, silver dial with Superluminova numerals and hour markers, sapphire crystals front and back, 58-hour power reserve, two crowns: time setting and winding, alligator leather strap. The twin tourbillon is delivered in a "secrétaire" in precious wood with an original edition of the "Traité d'Horlogerie" written by Louis Moinet in 1848.


Monday, December 05, 2005

Jaquet Droz Hommage

Ref. J003034-32. Made in a limited edition of only 8 examples in 2004. Self-winding, water-resistant, 18K white gold gentleman's wristwatch with regulator-style dial with oversized seconds indication and an 18K white gold Jaquet Droz buckle. Three-body case, solid, polished, transparent case back, rounded band and bezel, curved concave lugs, sapphire crystals. Matte dial silver off-center dial for the hours and minutes with painted radial Roman numerals, below a large subsidiary dial for the seconds with painted Arabic numerals, framed by a beveled white gold ring secured to a “perlage”-decorated base with 3 blued steel screws. Blued steel "alpha" hands. Movement Caliber 2663.4 (base FP 1153), rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 30 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, shock-absorber self-compensating flat balance-spring, twin barrels, 18K white gold rotor. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 43 mm. Thickness 12 mm.


The "Vintage Serie"
Breitling "Three-Tone Dial"

Made circa 1925. Staybrite keyless dress watch with co-axial single button chronograph, register, tachymeter and telemeter. Three-body case, polished and brushed, stepped inclined bezel. Three–tone dial silvered with painted Arabic numerals and baton indexes, inner spiral telemetric scale, outer minute track with concentric fifths of a second and telemeter scales, subsidiary seconds at 6 and 30-minute recording dial at 12. Blued steel Breguet hands. Movement 17’’, rhodium plated, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator. Diam. 47 mm.

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Sunday, December 04, 2005

Japy Model 32

Automatic Mechanical movement with automatic winding. Crown fitted with a locking nut. Dial fitted with a bevelled minute ring and mirror polished applied indexes on an engine-turned rhodium or black background. Stainless steel band. Water resistant to 30 ATM.


Saturday, December 03, 2005

Piaget Emperador Tourbillon Squelette

Skeletonised version of the 2003 flying tourbillion. Calibre Piaget 600P. Power-reserve of 40 hours. The flying tourbillon is located at 12 o’clock and the power-reserve indication at 6 o’clock. Brown crocodile leather strap. Limited series of 11.


Friday, December 02, 2005

Panerai Luminor Submersible 2500m

PAM 00194. Movement: automatic mechanical, exclusive Panerai OP III calibre, 13¼ lignes, 21 jewels, bridges and oscillating weight personalised PANERAI. Monometallic Glucydur® balance making 28,800 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 42 hours. Chronometer Certificate (C.O.S.C.). Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, date, calculation of immersion time. Case: diameter 47 mm, titanium. Helium valve. Bezel: brushed steel anti-clockwise uni-directional rotating bezel with graduated scale for measuring the duration of immersion and ratchet click at minute intervals. Applied white gold numerals and markers.Back: screw, titanium. Device protecting the crown: (registered Trade Mark) brushed steel. Dial: black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Small seconds dial at 9 o'clock. Date at 3 o'clock. Crystal: sapphire, formed of corundum, 5.9 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating. Water resistance: 2500 metres. Personalised rubber strap and large size brushed steel buckle.


Thursday, December 01, 2005

Armin Storm Référence No. 152

Watch in Art Déco design with limited movement of 1937, skeletized and engraved by hand, case in 18-ct yellow gold with cover. «Louisiana» alligator leather strap with gold buckle..