Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony 31-day Retrograding Calendar

18k White Gold case with champagne-Silver dial and Brown Crocodile starp. Automatic movement, Vacheron Constantin Caliber 1136 R31. Functions: Hours, Minutes, Flyback Date, Day. Flyback retrograde calendar date, Day of the week. Crystal Sapphire Scratch Resistant. Case Diameter: 37.0 mm. Water-resistance to 30m / 100ft. 28,800 vph.



Monday, January 30, 2006

New Link
I have added today the link to Christopher Meisenzahl's blog

Great blog worth adding to your bookmarks


The "Vintage Serie"
Officine Panerai Radiomir 8 Giorni Brevettato

So-Called “Egyptian Commando”, Made in 1956 for the Egyptian Navy. Very rare, water-resistant, 8-day power reserve, aluminum military diver’s wristwatch with original water-repellent leather strap and a stainless steel Panerai buckle. Three-body case, brushed, revolving and graduated bezel, concave lugs, case back with 6 screws. Black dial with radium-coated Arabic numerals and indexes, subsidiary seconds dial at 9. Radium-coated "bâton" hands. Movement: Caliber Angelus 10.48, rhodium-plated, 15 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, blued steel Breguet balance-spring. Diameter 60 mm. Thickness 19 mm.

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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Vulcain Aviator GMT

Model 100508.030L, 18K pink gold, silver dial and alligator strap.
Powered by the Cricket alarm caliber, with hour, minute, seconds, alarm and world time functions. The world time display indicating the time in 24 cities around the world is activated by a crown at 4 o'clock. The 42 mm. diameter case has a triple case-back acting as a resonance chamber and ensuring water-resistance to 100 meters.



Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Zenith New Vintage 1965

Caliber:Elite 670. Automatic extra-flat movement 11’’’ 1/2 caliber. Diameter 25.6 mm. Height 3.28 mm. 28’800 vibrations per hour. Power reserve over 50 hours. 27 jewels. 22-carat yellow gold oscillating weight decorated with “Côtes de Genève” pattern. Functions: Hours and minutes in the center. Central second hand. Date at 4 1/2 o’clock. Case: 18-carat yellow gold
Dimension: 33 mm x 33 mm. Opening: 27 mm x 27 mm. Curved sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment on both sides. Transparent sapphire case back. Water-resistance up to 30 meters. Dial :Silvered soleillé. 12 hand-mounted 18-carat yellow gold applied indexes. Beveled window. Hands: 18-carat yellow gold faceted hands. Strap: Black alligator leather strap, hand-stitched tone-in-tone, lined with silky Alzavel calfskin. Buckle: 18-carat yellow gold tongue buckle engraved with the historical ZENITH logo.




Automatic movement ETA 2671. Diameter 46mm. Brushed stainless steel dial. Red hands.Ultra slim 18/8 stainless steel case, lugs and push buton. Double face crystal sapphire. Water-
resisant to 100 meters. Black leather with red stitching starp.



Friday, January 20, 2006

Antoine Preziuso Pop Star

Manual movement with mystery winding, 21,600 v/h, 21 sapphires, 110-hour power reserve. In skeleton, bevelled and engraved by hand. Finely blanked tourbillon cage. Functions: Hours, minutes, one minute tourbillon. Case 750 (18K) solid pink gold, close setting on hand engraved background, full size diamonds. Sapphire crystal and back. Water-resistant to 30 m. Transparent dial.



Monday, January 16, 2006

Arnold & Son GMT II

Automatic chronometer movement C.O.S.C. 42 hours power-reserve, with 2 additional time zones. Water-resistance to 100 meters. Black dial with luminescent markers. Diameter 41.50 mm, thickness 13.20mm. Domed sapphire crystal including embedded magnifier for the date. Caseback fixed with 8 screws. Crocodile strap fixed with a lateral screw system.



Sunday, January 15, 2006

The "Vintage Serie"
Ulysse Nardin San Marco

Chronometer San Marco, "Hour Striker". Made in the 1990s. Hour-repeating, self-winding, water-resistant, platinum gentleman's wristwatch with striking hours and a platinum Ulysse Nardin buckle. Three-body case, solid, polished, case back with 6 screws, engraved with the Lion of San Marco and signature, concave bezel, fluted lugs, blue enameled winding-crown with the initials U.N., sapphire crystal, push-buttons at 2 for the silent or strike function, repeating button at 4. Translucent blue enamel dial with applied radial white gold Roman numerals and indexes, silent or strike indicator at 3. White gold "feuille" hands. Movement: Caliber 11 1/2''', rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 41 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring. Diameter 40 mm. Thickness 14 mm.

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Saturday, January 14, 2006

Hanart M39

ETA calibre 2895 A2, 111/2’, decorated. Automatic, 28.800 vibrations/hour, 27 jewels
serial number starting from M 001 with certificate. Power reserve 44 hours. Stainless steel case polished. Sapphire crystal back case. Rectangular, domed sapphire crystal glass, non-reflecting. Rectangular dial, 1930s styling, light in colour with grey, black and red decorative elements. Elegant hands, retro style. Water resistant to 3 atm (30 meters). Diameter 34 mm x 18 mm, height 11.5 mm. Black calfskin bracelet.



Thursday, January 12, 2006

The "Vintage Serie"
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Quantième Perpétuel Automatique

Made in a limited edition of only 25 examples in the 1990s. Octagonal, astronomic, skeletonized, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K pink gold and platinum gentleman's wristwatch with perpetual calendar, phases and age of the moon and an 18K pink gold and platinum Audemars Piguet bracelet with deployant clasp. Three-body case, solid, polished and brushed, octagonal platinum bezel set with 8 hexagonal nuts embanked in 8 screws on the case back, transparent case back, sapphire crystals. Transparent dial, subsidiary white ring dials for the days of the month, of the week, the months and the age of the moon, aperture for the moon phases. Pink gold "bâton" hands. Movement: Caliber 2120/ 4, gilt brass, hand-engraved and skeletonized, 38 jewels, straight line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating freesprung flat balance-spring, hand-engraved and skeletonized rotor with 21K gold segment. Diameter 39 mm. Thickness 9 mm.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006


In line with Ludwig Oechslin’s reductionist concept, the watch is pared down to its essential elements, yet retains a crucial complication, namely, the calendar. Watches with date displays are common enough, but few are able to show the day of the week, month and date and keep track of the different numbers of days in the months. Two types of mechanical calendar are capable of this: perpetual calendars, which are built around highly complex mechanisms that go so far as to recognise irregularities such as leap years, and annual calendars, which have to be corrected once a year at the end of February to take into account that month’s occasional idiosyncrasy. Even annual calendars tend towards technical complexity, with display windows often distributed around the entire dial for constructional reasons, making them counter-intuitive to read. Ludwig Oechslin has taken this challenge head on and has come up with a design for an annual cal-endar that is built around just 9 moving parts (instead of the usual 30-40) – and its display is contained within one easy-to-read window. As Curator of the MIH, Ludwig Oechslin is debarred from working for other commercial companies. This is what led to the idea – originated in partnership with EMBASSY – of transforming the museum itself into a brand and earmarking some of the sales revenues for specific MIH projects.



Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Breitling Windriver Cockpit

Specializing in chronographs for over 120 years, Breitling has also asserted itself as the benchmark in high-end sports watches. In an extremely masculine stylistic vein, the Cockpit is designed for those whose activities do not necessarily require chronograph functions, but who nonetheless wish to wear a watch that is both extremely sporty and impeccably elegant in their everyday life. Another distinctive feature of the Cockpit lies in its double-window calendar clearly displaying the date, one of the prime characteristics of Breitling Caliber 49, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC. The Cockpit is also designed to be sturdy and functional, equipped with the finest Breitling technology, including a screw-locked crown, screwed in caseback and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glareproofed both sides. And while on the topic of performances, the Cockpit is built to withstand pressures of 30 bars, equivalent to a depth of 1,000 feet (300 meters). Movement: Breitling Caliber 49, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, mechanical selfwinding, high frequency (28,800 vibrations), 22 jewels. Case: steel, two-tone, 18K yellow gold. Water-resistant to 1,000 ft (300 m/30 bars) (gold version water-resistant to 330 ft (100 m/10 bars). Screw-locked crown and screwed in caseback. Unidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel. Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed both sides. Diameter: 41 mm. Straps/bracelet: Barenia leather, buffalo skin, crocodile leather.



Monday, January 09, 2006

Revue Thommen Airspeed Flyback

Automatic chronographs in stainless steel, special sapphire crystal, glass bottom, 46 mm diameter, water-resistant to 50m. Model 16081, movement J8001 with FLYBACK function and day & date indication, tachymeter. Water-resistant to 50 meters. Scratch resistant, double-sided anti-reflection treated sapphire.



Rolex Submariner 16610LV

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date Watch, 50th Anniversary Edition. 40mm stainless steel case, green time lapse bezel, black dial, and Oyster Fliplock Bracelet. Water resistant to 1000 feet. Produced to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rolex Submariner, this special edition Submariner has a unique green bezel and larger hour markers than the standard Submariner Date.



Sunday, January 08, 2006

The "Vintage Serie"
Gérald Genta Biretro

Made in 2000. Jump-hour, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch with retrograde minutes and retrograde date. Three-body case, solid, polished, case back with 6 screws, fluted band, convex bezel, straight lugs, sapphire crystal. Black dial with white painted Arabic numerals, at 12 sector for the retrograde minutes and aperture for the jump-hour, at 6, 150 degree sector for the date. White "épée" hands. Movement: Caliber GA 4700, rhodium-plated, 27 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring. Diameter 33 mm. Thickness 10 mm.

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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Kronotype MDQS-2-V1S

Automatic winding chronograph. Small seconds at 3o'clock. Case diameter 44mm. Case and case-back made of 6Al4V titanium. Full white diamonds setting inside the bezel. White gold ball-indexes. Water-resistant to 100 meters. Dial with 3 positive levels in a steel finish inlaid with gold and white diamonds. Blued steel hands. Sapphire crystal with anti-glare on both sides. Alligator and rubber strap. Titanium bead-blasted buckle. Limited edition of 25 pieces.



Friday, January 06, 2006

Bovet Fleurier 39mm Tourbillion

The tourbillion embodies all the ingenuity, precision and beauty of fine horology. Qualities that Bovet honours in this magnificent piece. The butterfly structure in 18k gold reveals the astonishing workmanship of an original tourbillion construction. Wolf's teeth and curved spokes on every wheel, serpentine jumper springs in blued steel. Butterfly-shape bridges set with baguette diamonds. Inner-bezel set with diamonds. The entire surface of the movement is in 18k gold polished, satined or engraved. Hand-wound movement, BOVET caliber 12BM05, 110 hours of power reserve. Frequency 21,600 v/h. 19 jewels. Hand-stitched, alligator strap with 18k gold clasp. Water-resisant to 30 meters.



Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Dodane Type 21

Mythic watch of the French Air Force. Chronograph three counters,(hour, minute, second) to 1/5th of a second. Water resistance 100 m (10 bars). Power reserve 42 hours. Stainless steel case, diameter 41.5 mm, thickness 13.7mm. Uni-directional rotating bezel with anti-return catch. Superluminova-coated luminous hands and indices. Superior sapphire crystal and toughened mineral glass case-back. Automatic chronograph movement 42021 Dubois Depraz 57 rubies on ETA 2892 base Swiss-made. Chronometric matching and Geneva Ribbing finishes. Flyback mechanism. Bracelet leather or stainless steel with unfolding clasp.