Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The "Vintage Serie"
Breguet Heures sautantes No. 5106

Ref. 3620. Made in the 1990s. Jump-hour, self-winding, platinum gentleman's wristwatch with a Breguet platinum buckle. Three-body case, solid, polished, case back with concentric “guilloché” engraving, reeded band, straight lugs, gold screwed bars, rounded stepped bezel, cabochon sapphire-set winding crown, sapphire crystal. Dial: “Guilloché” silver with painted Arabic numerals for the 60 minutes on a plain reserve, aperture for the 24-hour jump hour. Blued steel "Breguet" hands. Movement: Caliber 562, rhodium-plated, “fausses côtes” decoration, 25 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensated flat balance-spring, micrometer regulator. Diameter 36 mm. Thickness 8 mm.

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Monday, August 28, 2006

Maurice Lacroix Flyback Aviator Chronograph

Ref. MP6178-SS001-32E. Movement: hand-decorated automatic ML 15 movement, 49 jewels, blued steel screws, Incabloc shock protection, polished steel pallet and escapement wheel, Glucydur balance, Nivarox-1 balance spring, Nivaflex-1 main spring, skeleton rotor. Functions: Chronograph with flyback function, 30-minute and 12-hour counter, one-year calendar with month display and large date display, tachymeter scale on the bezel, small seconds. Case: stainless steel; domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on inside, screwed caseback with sapphire crystal; water-resistant to 100 m, diameter 42 mm. Dial: solid silver 925; silver-colored or black, luminous Arabic numerals and hands. Watchband: genuine Louisiana crocodile leather or rubber strap with folding clasp.


Thursday, August 24, 2006

Jacob & Co The Quenttin

Case: 18K White Gold, 18K Rose Gold, Magnesium. Size: 56 x 47 x 21.5 mm.
Bezel & Case: White, Rose Gold or Magnesium with carbon fiber applications on the side of the watch. Movement: Vertical mechanical movement with manual winding escapement, incorporates Swiss anchor mounted in a Tourbillon cage. This cage is suspended without roller bearings and positioned vertically. Winds with integrated key, external hand key or motorized in the box. Caliber: 5. Power Reserve: 31 day power reserve (744 hours), supplied by the energy of 7 barrels and displayed through vertical rolls. Jewels: 40. Functions: Indications of hours, minutes, power reserve is made by vertical disks assembled coaxially. Crystal: Sapphire. Water Resistance: 100ft / 30m. Special Features: On-off key for time set up or winding; external access to the Tourbillon for fine-tuning; Tourbillion cage visible on the edge of the clock. Strap: Rubber. Limited Edition Series: 99 pieces in White Gold, 18 pieces in Rose Gold, 18 pieces in Magnesium. Platinum on request.


Tuesday, August 22, 2006

TAG Heuer Carrera 360 Rose Gold

Movement: Caliber 360 with COSC-certification. Two sets of escapement mechanisms, allowing it to function at 28,800 vph in normal conditions, then accelerate to an amazing 360,000 vph in the chronograph mode. The movement has more than 230 components, a miniaturized hairspring and an escapement mechanism which has a diameter 26% smaller than a normal balance wheel. Case: 18kt rose gold, diameter 41mm, Crystal: Double AR coated sapphire crystals.. Water resistant to 50 meters. Dial: Chocolate brown guilloche with gold appliqué markers and hands. Hand-sewn alligator strap. Currently holds three worldwide patents:
1. 1/100th of a second display on a mechanical wrist chronograph;
2. Bi-directional crown and rewind system: the single crown controls the automatic watch and the mechanical chronograph, as well as the watch’s hour and date setting. When turned counter-clockwise, it rewinds the automatic watch and when turned clockwise, it rewinds the manual chronograph;
3. Transmission of the date from the bottom of the movement to the upper dial.
Limited edition of 100 pieces.


Saturday, August 19, 2006

Louis Moinet Twintech

Movement: Louis Moinet Twin Barrel Manufacture Movement. Decoration “Côtes du Jura” ® engraving, blued steel screws. Functions: Hour, Minute, Second, Retrograde Date, Power Reserve Indicator. Visible balance. Protected by a cock, inspired by 18th century techniques. Barrels decorated with Louis Moinet symbols. 37 Jewels. Manual Winding. 28,800 vph. 13¼ Lines. Balance-spring: Elinvar with shock-absorber. Power reserve of 120 hours. Case: 316L polished stainless steel, original design by Louis Moinet®.. Caseback secured with 4 screws, engraved with individual number and Louis Moinet markings. Crystals: Two anti-glare sapphire crystals. Dial: Silver, charcoal or old rose. Decorated with “Côtes du Jura” ® and six applied zones featuring designs inspired by Louis Moinet’s original work. Hands: Rhodium-plated, coated with Superluminova, linden-tree colour. Bracelet: Louisiana alligator leather, hand-sewn. Buckle: 316L folding clasp with Louis Moinet symbol.


Friday, August 18, 2006

The "Vintage Serie"
Breguet Aéronavale Type XX

Ref 3800. Made in the 1990s. Three-body case, solid, polished, screwed-down case back and crown, graduated bi-directional revolving bezel, reeded band, sapphire crystal. Dial: Black with tritium-coated Arabic numerals and applied white gold indexes, subsidiary Dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and the 30-minute registers, aperture for the date. Tritium-coated white gold “bâton” hands. Movement: Caliber 582Q, 25 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring. Diameter 39 mm. Thickness 14 mm.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Panerai Luminor 1950 Chrono Flyback

Ref. PAM00212. Movement: automatic mechanical, Panerai OP XIX caliber, 13¼ lines, 30 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour, Incabloc® anti-shock device. 42 hours power reserve. Côtes de Genève decoration for bridges and oscillating weight, burnished blued screws. Chronometer Certificate (C.O.S.C.). Functions: hours, minutes, seconds. Flyback chronograph with 2 counters, tachymeter scale. Case: diameter 44 mm, brushed steel. Brushed steel push buttons for the chronograph functions at 2 and 4 o’clock. Bezel: polished steel. Back: see-through sapphire crystal. Crystal: sapphire, made from corundum, 2 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating. Water-resistance: 100 meters. Strap: PANERAI personalized calf strap with carbon fiber pattern and steel adjustable buckle.


Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Maurice LaCroix Pontos Rectangulaire Reserve de Marche

Ref. PT6167-SS001-330. Movement: hand-decorated automatic ML 113 movement.
Functions: power reserve indication, date indication. Case: stainless steel; domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on inside, screwed crystal caseback; water-resistant to 50 m, diameter 32.50 x 39.50 mm or 35.50 x 42.85 mm (3 o'clock - 9 o'clock / 6 o'clock - 12 o'clock). Dial: silver-colored or black; Roman numerals or index marks. Watchband: genuine leather with folding clasp.


Sunday, August 13, 2006

Sarpaneva Komentaja

Movement: ETA 2824A2 caliber. 11 ½ lines, 28,800 vph. Mechanical, automatic winding. 25 Jewels. 42 hours power reserve. Stainless steel case, diameter 40mm. Sapphire crystal. See through caseback. Water resistant to 10 atm. Leather strap.


Monday, August 07, 2006

Wyler Vetta Chronograph

Movement: Automatic, ETA 2894. Escapement: Flexible, shock-resistant Incaflex balance wheel and Incabloc. Rotor: Blackened heavy metal. 42-hour power reserve. Function: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph with 3 counters (1/4 seconds, 30 minutes, 12 hours). Case: Pink gold (18K), with 4 titanium screws, middle part in steel, black PVD, with 2 sapphire windows. Inner case in titanium on 4 visible independent shock absorbers. Anti-reflective sapphire crystal front and back. Patented system with 2 ergonomic pink gold (18K) push buttons. Water resistant 50 m. Dial: Black with luminous Arabic numerals. ¼ seconds counter at 3 o’clock, minutes counter at 9 o’clock and hours counter at 6 o’clok. Bracelet / Strap: Rubber, pink gold buckle (18K) with titanium screws. Other version: Steel or black PVD case, black or rhodium dial with hour-markers or Arabic numerals.


Sunday, August 06, 2006

Hublot Mag Bang Chronograph

Case: “Big Bang” diameter 44.5 mm. in magnesium, total weight 72 grammes! Bezel: Magnesium with 6 H-shaped titanium screws, sunken, polished and blocked. Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection treatment, double face. Dial: Titanium with vertical satin-finish applique indices. Hands: Faceted rhodium-plated with white luminescent feature. Lug discs: Black composite resin Side inserts: Black composite resin. Back: Magnesium with sapphire crystal. Movement: Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding. Hublot calibre HUB44 developed in conjunction with La Joux-Perret. No. of components: 255 Bottom plate: Titanium. Bridges: Titanium Barrel: With reinforced spring. Screws: Black PVD Escapement: Glucydur balance spring. Calendar: Trapezoid aperture at 4.30 Power reserve: 42 hours. Oscillating weight: Titanium with dimpled surface treated in black PVD. Crown: Steel with natural black rubber insert. Push-pieces: Rectangular steel with natural black rubber insert. Water-resistance: 100 m or 10 ATM. Strap: New adjustable in natural rubber with engraved Hublot logo. Clasp: New deployant clasp in magnesium. Limited Edition: 250 individually numbered pieces.


Friday, August 04, 2006

Zenith Defy Classic Chrono Aero

New generation of movements strengthened by anti-shock balance bridges: el primero 4000sc, 278 components, 36’000 vph, 55-hour power reserve. Automatic 3-counter chronograph with date display at 4.30. Stainless steel brushed case with sapphire caseback, rotating bezel, asphalt black or metal white guilloche dial, screw-in crown & buttons. Magnifying lens over the date window at 4.30. Brushed steel bracelet and triple folding buckle. Case diameter: 46.5 mm. Water-resistant to 300 meters.


Thursday, August 03, 2006

The "Vintage Serie"
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Sidestep

Ref. 222.049. Made in a limited edition of 50 examples in 2003 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Wempe. Water-resistant, platinum gentleman’s wristwatch with a special decorated movement and a platinum A. Lange & Söhne buckle. Three-body case, solid, polished and brushed, transparent case back with 6 screws, sapphire crystals. Dial: Black with painted white Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds dial at 4. White gold “alpha” hands. Movement: Caliber L 944.1, maillechort, hand-engraved, 21 jewels, several in screw-mounted gold châtons, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, “swan-neck” micrometer regulator. Diameter 36 mm. Thickness 13 mm. Cal. L 944.1 Was especially made and hand-decorated for the special Wempe anniversary watches. Like all A. Lange & Söhne movements, the bridges and the plates are made from cross-laminated German silver, a material not used very often any more in movement production. It is a very rigid alloy consisting of copper, zinc and nickel, which over time develops a light patina and it is easily distinguished from the brighter white rhodium-plated finish seen in other watch movements.

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT

Ref. PAM 00233. Movement: hand-wound mechanical, Panerai Caliber P.2002, completely manufactured by Panerai, 13¾ lines, diameter 31 mm, thickness 6.5 mm, 245 components (21 jewels), 8-day power reserve, 3 spring barrels, Glucydur® free spring balance (without index regulator), operating frequency 28.800 alternations/hour (4 Hz). Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date, second time zone, 8-day power reserve, 24h indicator, zero reset seconds. Case: diameter 44 mm, brushed steel. Bezel: polished steel. Back: see-through sapphire crystal. Crystal: sapphire, made from corundum, 2 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating. Water-resistance: 100 meters. Strap: calf with Panerai personalized steel large-size buckle.