Friday, March 31, 2006

Ball Fireman Ionosphere Chronograph

Movement: Automatic calibre ETA 7750.
Functions: Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds; date and day; Chronograph – accumulated time measurement up to 12 hours;
19 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability.
Case: Stainless steel; Ø43mm, height 14.4mm; anti-reflective convex sapphire crystal; screwed-in crown.
Shock resistance: 5,000Gs. Water resistance to 100m.
Band: Stainless steel with folding buckle or calf leather with pin buckle.


Thursday, March 30, 2006

Zeno Euro Army Diver's

Movement: Swiss Made Mechanical with Manual Hand Winding with Horizontal Sub Seconds. Unitas 6497/98 - 17 jewels Shock resistant, Incabloc, Anti-magnetic, Ball bearing winding rotor, 21,600 vibrations per hour.
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds.
Case: Sand blasted stainless steel case with hardened mineral crystal with screw-down canteen style winding crown cover and solid screw-on back.
Case Dimensions: Diameter 50mm – Length 62mm – Thickness 18mm – Strap width 22mm.
Water-resistance to 10ATM/330 Feet.
Dial: Black with luminous markers and Arabic numerals with luminous hands.
Strap: Black rubber strap with stainless steel buckle.


Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Breitling Bentley GT

Movement: Breitling caliber 13B, chronometer-certified, selfwinding, high frequency (28.800 vph), 25 jewels, 1/4th of a second chronograph, 30-minute and 12 -hour totalizers. Day/date calendar.Case: steel. Water-resistant to 100m. Screw-locked crown. Rotating pinion bezel with variable tachometer. Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed both sides. Diameter 44.8mm. Dial: Diamond black. Steel bracelet.


Tuesday, March 28, 2006

A. Lange & Sohne Tourbograph "Pour le Merite"

Model in platinum (Ref. 702.025). Movement: Calibre L903.0 manually wound, tourbillon with fusée-and-chain transmission and planetary gear for constant power delivery, rattrapante chronograph. Sapphire crystal and caseback. Crocodile strap. Dial: Solid silver. Case dimensions: Diameter: 41.2 mm. Height: 14.3 mm. This is the very first wristwatch in the history of horology that unites a fusée-and-chain transmission, a tourbillon, and a rattrapante chronograph mechanism. Its movement reflects the ultimate degree of precision watchmaking ingenuity. The edition is limited to 101 watches.


Monday, March 27, 2006

Longines Lindbergh Hour Angle

Reference number L2.678.4.11.x.
Caliber: Selfwinding mechanical movement L699 (ETA A07 111), 16 1/2 lines, 24 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour, power reserve of 42 hours.
Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds. Indication of longitude (in degrees and minutes of arc). Rotating center dial for synchronization of the seconds hand with a radio time signal. Rotating bezel to adjust to daily variations in the equation of time.
Case: Round, in polished stainless steel, 47.5 mm Ø. Hinged engraved back that opens to reveal a transparent sapphire protective plate.
Crown: “Louis XV” style.
Bezel: Brush-finished stainless steel engraved with blue and black Arabic numerals.
Dial: White lacquer. Black painted double minute track, 12 black painted Roman numerals. Degrees shown with blue painted Arabic numerals. Silvered rotating center dial. Black painted double minute track. Red and black painted Arabic numerals.
Hands: Blued steel, “Breguet” style.
Water resistance to 30 meters (~ 100 feet).
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire.
Strap: Genuine brown leather, with “Charleston” clasp and extension.


Sunday, March 26, 2006

Archimede Pilot Fliegerkrone

Reference UA7919-A1.5. Automatic movement Eta 2824. Stainless steel case, fine satin finish, sapphire glass, screw down case back with mineral crystal, water-resistant to 50m, 8mm pilot's crown, diameter 42mm, thickness 9.9mm. Black dial with luminous numerals and luminous hands. Black leather strap.


Saturday, March 25, 2006

Tutima Flieger Chronograph F2 Power Reserve Limited Edition

Stainless steel case. Bidirectional rotating bezel. Convex scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Screw-on crown. Water resistant to 10 bar. Sapphire crystal back. Chronograph with 30-minute and 12-hour timer. Power reserve display. Self-winding Swiss movement.Diameter: approx. 38.7 mm. Height: approx. 15.8 mm. Red dial and alligator leather strap (Ref. 780-85) or stainless steel bracelet (Ref. 780-86). The self-winding chronograph is produced in a limited edition of 250 and features a total of eight displays: hours, minutes, seconds, second counter, minute counter, hour counter, date and the new power reserve display.


Friday, March 24, 2006

Panerai Scuderia Rattrapante

Panerai Granturismo Chronograph

New Panerais for Ferrari. No specs available yet but I will update the blog as soon as I have more information.


Monday, March 20, 2006

Romain Jerome Golf Master Tourbillon

Hand-wound calibre, La Joux Perret movement. Personalised tourbillon with invisible bridge fastening. Thickness: 5.40 mm. Diameter : 30.60 mm. 18 jewels. Power reserve of 90 hours. 21,600 vibrations per hour.
18-carat pink or white gold case. Diameter: 42.9 mm. 13 parts assembled without any visible screws Sapphire crystals with multilayer anti-reflective treatment on both sides. Case-back engraved with limited series number.
Dial: 11 parts, in addition to hour-markers. Applied hour-markers. Applied 18-carat gold RJ logo. Blued steel hands, tips coated with white Superluminova C1
18-carat pink or white gold bezel. Versions set with brilliant-cut or trapeze-cut diamonds. Water resistance to 50 metres
Hand-sewn mississipiensis alligator leather strap in brown, green, black or white
18-carat gold buckle with double folding clasp, safety push-piece.


Sunday, March 19, 2006

Vacheron Constantin The platinum Malte perpetual calendar retrograde date “Openface” Grande Complication

Reference No. 47032/000P-9206. Caliber 1226QPRD, self-winding mechanical. Movement thickness: 5.05 mm, diameter: 26mm. Indications: hours, minutes, perpetual calendar with retrograde date indication, day of the week, month and leap year. 28,800 v.p.h. Power reserve: 38 hours. 36 rubies. Platinum 950 case, 38.5 mm diameter. Water-resistant to 30 m (100 feet). Double sapphire crystal, transparent dial displaying the hand finished movement on a rose gold colored plate, the outer ring showing the dates is cut-away in a fine checkerboard pattern, the date is indicated by a double headed arrow, days of the week, months and leap year are painted in black on sapphire crystal and indicated by rotating white pallets. Blue hand-stitched alligator strap. 18K white gold clasp.


Saturday, March 18, 2006

Angular Momentum AXIS XII Luna Maxima

Two-body, circular, satin finished stainless steel case with down-turned lugs, screwed back with glass hatch, screw-locked crown with black enamel logo inlay, 3 mm bombée sapphire crystal, nickel finished, mechanical self-winding movement, 11.500’’’, 25 Jewels, black enamel lacquered jumping date disk with oversize phases of the moon, hands with Super-LumiNova C3, hours, minutes, sweep-second, patented Revolving-Moon Phase-System (R.D.S.), based on patent CH686988, Angular Momentum calf leather strap.


Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Alpina Avalanche Extreme Regulator

Movement: Mechanical AL 650, Bridges decorated with Côtes de Genève, 42-hour power reserve. Function: Hours, minutes, seconds. Case: Steel 48 mm. Sapphire crystal, Screw-in sapphire crystal back. Water-resistant to 100 m. Dial: Black with Off-centred hour dial at 10 o’clock, small seconds at 6 o’clock, centre minute hand, Applied hour-markers, luminescent hands. Rubber strap.


Monday, March 13, 2006

Christiaan van der Klaauw Ck1

Functions: Sun and moon positions circling the dial, Daylight indication, World time indication, Date.
Case: 18 carat rosé gold or stainless steel
Glass: Sapphire
Dial: Globe
Hands: Breguet style
Bracelet: Crocodile leather
Clasps: 18 carat gold
Movement: ETA 2824-2


Sunday, March 12, 2006

The "Vintage Serie"
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore "End Of Days"

Made in a limited edition of 500 examples circa 2000, in collaboration with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Large, octagonal, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel with black PVD-coating gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer, date and a Kevlar strap. Three-body case, polished and brushed, screwed-down rubber top winding-crown, octagonal bezel with 8 hexagonal recessed stainless steel nuts screwed to 8 screws on the case back, sapphire crystal. Anthracite dial with "Clous de Paris" decoration with painted luminous Arabic numerals, subsidiary satiné black dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30- minute registers, outer tachometer graduation, "Cyclops" aperture for the date. Luminous yellow “bâton” hands. Movement: Caliber 2226/2840, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 54 jewels, straight line lever escapement,, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balancespring, 21K gold rotor. Diameter 42 mm. Thickness 14 mm.

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Saturday, March 11, 2006

Angular Momentum Tage Olsen Classic

Two-body steel case with down-tuned lugs, single carved sapphire crystal, silver dial, mirror-finish rhodium "Baton" indexes, polished "Dauphine" hands, subsidiary :savonette" second, ultfra-flat mechanical nickel lever hand winding movement, 10,000""", 17 rubies, genuine leather strap with stainless steel clasp. Case caliber 3 (36mmm)


Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Vianney Halter The Classic

Automatic movement VH100, 25 jewels, mysterious automatic winding rotor patented by Vianney Halter. Power reserve of 40 hours. Blued steel hands, sapphire crystals with antireflective treatment on both side. Rose gold case. Alligator strap.


Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Carl F Bucherer Patravi Power Reserve

Reference: 00.10616.08.33.01. Movement: CFB 1961. Power reserve: 42 h. Jewels: 21. Automatic. Power reserve display. Date indication. Case: Stainless steel. Screwed crown. Sapphire crystal. Water-resistant to 50 m. Case diameter 40 mm
Strap: Calf leather with Pin buckle


Accutron VX-200 Automatic Diver

Movement: ETA/VALJOUX Cal. 7750 25 jewels Swiss Automatic.
Functions: Day/Date calendar, window display. 12 hr, 30 min, 60 sec registers chronograph.
Case: Combination satin/polished finish. Solid Stainless steel.
Bezel: Uni-Directional rotating, ratcheted, 0-60 Elapsed-Time.
Crown: Traditional style Pushbuttons. Sport style, screw-down (threaded).
Crystal: Sapphire. Flat profile. Anti-Glare treated.
Dial: Black color. Luminous 5 minute markers/dots. Tachymetre scale.
Hands: Steel color. Luminous filled.
Case Back: Screw-down style ( threaded ). Observation crystal.
Band: Combination satin/polished finish. Solid Stainless steel.
Clasp: Tri-fold, Sport style, with security flip-lock and over-the-wetsuit expansion.
Water Resistance: 200m/660ft/20atm.
Case Size: 43.00mm. 15.50mm.


Sunday, March 05, 2006

Baume and Mercier Classima Executive Chronograph

Ref.8621. Stainless steel case. Brown alligator strap. White dial with white subdials. Chronograph. Luminous hands. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Automatic movement. Date displays at the 6 o'clock position. Fixed bezel with tachymeter and telemeter scales. Tang buckle. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Case diameter 39mm. Water resistant at 30 meters (100 feet).


Beuchat Aqua Master

- Stainless steel case and mineral glass
- Water-resistant up to 200 m.
- Crown and back screwed
- Automatic 3 hands
- Luminous indexes and dialmarks
- One-way ratched bezel
- Stainless steel band with deployant buckle or professionnal rubber band


Saturday, March 04, 2006

Armand Nicolet M02 Big Date Chronograph

Mechanical automatic movement with Big Date & Chronograph functions.Calibre AN 4500-2892 TND/TNK. Guilloché decorated dial with applied indexes, luminous dots and hands.Case with antiglare treated sapphire crystal and see-through screwed back.Diameter: 43 mm.Thickness: 15 mm.


Thursday, March 02, 2006

Antoine Preziuso 3volution

The figure 3 gravitates and resonates around the new creation by Antoine Preziuso in an omnipresent manner, constituting the solid foundations for the construction of this revolutionary invention that is protected by an international patent.
3 like the amazing feats accomplished by the small team of the independent watchmaker: creating a home-made calibre in record time; developing a moment featuring an architecture hitherto unknown in the watchmaking world; and finally achieving a degree of precision unprecedented in the history of portable mechanical watches.
Continuing its journey through space and time, already punctuated with landmark creations such as Moonlight, the only watch to depict the lunar glow, or the meteorite tourbillons that Antoine Preziuso is the only watchmaker to date to clothe in this celestial garment, the latest star in this constellation offers technical innovations with orbital gyrations displaying the same regularity as those of our planetary system. These same innovations also enable the Tri-Tourbillon to turn established concepts on their head by playing on the effects of gravity with disconcerting ease. The hand-winding mechanism of the Tri-Tourbillon winds a twin barrel that ensures optimal efficiency and a comfortable power-reserve. The last wheel and pinion of the gear-train drives the heart of the system; a circular roller carrying no less than three flying tourbillons. The latter are arranged in an equidistant manner from the centre of the roller, with their respective axes forming an equilateral triangle. Each of the three tourbillons performs a complete rotation around its axis in one minute, while the entire roller needs only 2 minutes and 15 seconds to complete one revolution. Constituting a first factor in enhancing precision, the speed of rotation of each of the tourbillons is thus accelerated by this double revolution. The respective frequencies of the three regulating organs keep step with each other thanks to the resonance achieved thanks to the flange around the circumference of the roller that acts as a resonating chamber. The main principle of the physical phenomenon of resonance is that each oscillator moves in harmony with the two others in a self-compensating manner. The three oscillators thus vibrate at an average, stable and virtually imperturbable rate. Another phenomenon deriving directly from the first is that the amplitude of each of the oscillators is significantly increased when there is resonance. The invention of the tourbillon by Abraham-Louis Breguet was designed to alleviate the disadvantages stemming from the influence of gravity when a watch is in vertical positions. 204 years later, Antoine Preziuso has accomplished the feat of rendering this influence totally insignificant and indeed virtually null. A challenge to which no watchmaker had so far successfully risen since people felt the need to carry their timepiece around with them...
The Tri-Tourbillon is undeniably writing a new chapter in watchmaking history that will prove one of its finest. In addition to the technical innovation and the spectacular breakthrough in the realm of precision, the magic of the choreography performed by the three flying tourbillons offers a vision that will leave no-one indifferent.

Mechanical movement with manual winding, Caliber Antoine Preziuso TTR3. Bevelled and engraved by hand, 39 jewels, minimum of 72hrs power reserve. Motor organ: 3 Flying tourbillons, Planetary satellite. Frequency 3x 28 000 Ah (4Hz) optimized by resonance. Platinum case, hand engraved dial, galucha bracelet.