Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Montblanc Sport Tantalum Diver Automatic

Automatic movement. Officially certified chronometer (COSC). Tantalum case (diameter 43 mm) with an automatic helium valve, scratch-resistant, domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflex coating, water resistant to 1906m. Rubber strap with diving strap extension, pin buckle. Screwed down crown with unique Montblanc Diamond (0.055 ct). Limited edition to 100 pieces.



Monday, October 30, 2006

Alfred Dunhill Parody Stone

Movement: automatic ETA base 2892 modified by Dubois-Depraz with big-date complication. Case: 18kt white gold, diameter 40mm. Crystal: sapphire. Water resistance to 50 meters. Protective grille that opens to show the time and date.



Sunday, October 29, 2006

Bovet Fleurier Saguaro Sportster Chronograph 1000m

Self-winding movement caliber 13BA01, 13 ½ lines, 28'800 V/h, 22k blackened gold rotor. Côtes de Genève surface-finish on bridges. Blued and angled steel screws. Back cover: flat sapphire-crystal glass (thickness: 3,90 mm). Power reserve of 45 hours. COSC Chronometer Certification. Diameter: 46,00 mm. Height: 21,35 mm. Domed, non-reflecting, sapphire-crystal glass (thickness: 5,00 mm). Crown: gold 5N with rubber decoration on top, screwed on case, welded gold pipe. 2 gold push-pieces at 11 & 1 o’clock, crown shape, rubber decoration on top, screwed on case. Back cover closed with 6 18k gold screws. Dial: polished and lacquered enamel, 8 applied Art-Déco numerals + borders. White super luminova cabochons 4/4 doubled at 12 o’clock. Counters, dial color, circular microgroove decoration. Hands: rose steel 5N with super luminova hours and minutes. Calf leather with rubber protection, width : 22/22 mm. 18k 5N gold folding clasp, 3 blades with cover for 22mm leather. Water-resistance 1000 m (100 Atm, 3300 feet).



Saturday, October 28, 2006

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph

Reference: 49150/B01J-9215. Movement: Chronograph V.C. 1137 self winding mechanical caliber entirely protected by a soft-iron anti magnetic screen. Functions: Chronograph: hours, minutes and seconds; totalizers to 30 minutes and 12 hours; oversize date calendar at 12 o’clock on the dial, 40-hour power reserve. Movement thickness: 6,60 mm. Movement diameter: 11 1/2’’’, 26.00 mm. 21,600 v.p.h. Case: 18K Yellow gold. Water resistance to 150 meters. Bracelet: 18K yellow gold satin and polish finished, half-Maltese-cross link shape. Clasp: Three-ply yellow gold with twin safety-catch push-pieces.



Friday, October 27, 2006

Giuliano Mazzuoli Manometro Chronograph

Movement: Automatic winding Dubois Depraz 2030 Luxe, 49 jewels. 28,80o vph, power reserve of 42 hours. Automatic reset in both directions. Functions: Screw-down crown at 2 o’clock with two positions. Manual charge (natural position). Hour correction (pulled position). Continuous seconds at 8 o’clock position. Chronograph with Start-Stop at 8 o’clock and reset button at 10 o’clock. Case: Two cylindrical stainless steel polished buttons with Mazzuoli logo. Caseback with 8 screws. 45.2 mm diameter and 14.8 mm thickness. Anti-intrusion system for water and dust. Sapphire crystal. Water Resistance to 50 meters. Dial: center minute and second luminescent hands. Available in ivory or black colors. Prestigious hand-crafted reptile skin strap with handcrafted stainless steel buckle with Mazzuoli logo inscription.



Graham Chronofighter Oversize Overlord Mark II

Movement: Chronograph automatic Calibre G1732, 42-hour power reserve. Case: Polished 316L stainless steel with fine-brushed bezel. Crown at 9 o’clock, reset push-button at 10 o’clock, oversize start/stop lever. Glass: Cambered sapphire crystal. Dial: Black and charcoal grey base; red, blue and yellow counter zones. Facetted rectangular hour-markers and two numerals with green Superluminova? substance. Strap/bracelet: anti-allergenic black rubber or black calfskin with stitching, or polished steel bracelet. Water resistance: 100 m (330 feet).



Thursday, October 26, 2006

Angular Momentum Watch No. 1

Ref. 17000. Two-body, circular, satin finished stainless steel case with down-turned lugs, large screwed back with glass hatch, screw-locked crown with black enamel logo inlay, 3 mm domed sapphire crystal with palladium coated ornamental design, Hours and minutes shown by patented Revolving-Disk-System (R.D.S.), sweep second, Angular Momentum calf leather strap. Superbly decorated mechanical self-winding movement, 14.500’’’, 26 Jewels, with micro-rotor Caliber AM.101. Water-resistance to 10 ATM (100 meters).



Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The "Vintage Serie"
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

So-called "Paul Newman". Ref. 6241, with black anti-reflective bezel. Made in the 1960s. Water-resistant, stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer and a stainless steel Oyster bracelet. Three-body case, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, tachometer graduation on the bezel to 200 units per hour. Dial: Bi-colored off-white and black with tritium-coated square steel indexes, sunk “guilloché” subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Tritium-coated steel "bâton" hands. Movement: Caliber 722-1, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 3 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws. Diameter 37 mm. Thickness 14 mm.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Longines Spirit

Ref. L2.705.4.53.6. Caliber: Self-winding mechanical movement. Caliber L651, 12'''lines, 37 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour. Power reserve of 42 hours. Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds and date. Central 60-second hand. 30-minute counter at 9 o'clock. Start, stop and return to zero. Case: Circular aperture, in stainless steel, Diameter 40.50 mm. Dials: 11 superluminova luminescent Arabic numerals. Date aperture at 6 o'clock. Small seconds at 3 o'clock. Hands: Rhodium-plated “skeleton pear” hands with superluminova coating. Water-resistant to 50 meters. Scratch-resistant and non-reflecting sapphire crystal. Stainless steel bracelet with pushpiece-operated triple folding clasp.



Monday, October 23, 2006

Harry Winston Westminster Tourbillon

Ref.400/MMTWR45RL. Movement: Mechanical flying tourbillon with Westminster minute repeater, 34 rubies, power reserve of 70 hours, manual winding,21'600 vibrations/hour. Functions: Hours, minutes, tourbillon, minute repeater with Westminster carillon. Case: Rose gold, diameter 45mm, Sapphire case back. Crystal: Sapphire. Bracelet: Black alligator strap. Water-resistance to 3 ATM (30 meters). Special edition of 8 pieces



Sunday, October 22, 2006

IWC video

Calibre 50611 mechanical movement's 3D animation


Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time

Reference: 47450/B01A-9227. Movement: caliber 1222 selfwinding mechanical, entirely protected by a soft-iron antimagnetic screen. Functions: hours, minutes and center seconds; date, second time zone, day/night. Indicator, 40-hour power reserve. Movement thickness: 4.95 mm. Movement diameter: 11 1/2’’’,26.00 mm. 28,800 v.p.h. Case: stainless steel. Dial: black or silver guilloche, chocolate brown satin finish. Water resistance to 150 meters. Bracelet: Stainless steel polished and satin finished stainless steel. Clasp: Three-ply stainless steel with twin safety-catch pushpieces.



Saturday, October 21, 2006

Panerai Luminor base left handed

Ref. PAM00219. Movement: hand-wound mechanical, Panerai OP X caliber with swan's neck regulator, 16½ lines, 17 jewels. Cotes de Genève decoration on the bridges. Glucydur® balance with Nivarox® I spring, 21,600 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 56 hours. Functions: hours and minutes. Case: diameter 44 mm, AISI 316L polished steel or brushed titanium. Bezel: polished steel or brushed titanium. Back: see-through sapphire crystal. Device protecting the crown: (registered Trade Mark) brushed steel or brushed titanium. Crystal: sapphire, formed of corundum, 3.5 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating. Water-resistance: 300 meters. Strap: leather or alligator with PANERAI personalized buckle.



Friday, October 20, 2006

Ebel 1911 BTR Automatic Chronograph

Ebel Caliber 137. Chronometer certified by the COSC. Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o'clock. Chronograph functions: Hour counter at 6 o'clock, minute counter at 3 o'clock, seconds in the center, calendar aperture at 4.30. Chronograph: Shuttle chronograph mechanism, date Module: Semi-instantaneous action date disk. Fast date correction. 26 rubies and 1 zirconia. 322 components. Diameter: 31.00 mm. Thickness: 6.40 mm. 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz).Automatic winding, bidirectional. Power reserve of 48 hours.



Thursday, October 19, 2006

Lacoste 3520D

Movement: Quartz. Function: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, day, 24-hour display. Case: Steel. Mineral crystal. Water-resistant to 100 m. Dial: Yellow, red, blue or white. Hands and hour markers with a luminescent coating. Three counters: date at 3 o’clock, day at 9 o’clock, 24-hour display at 6 o’clock. Bracelet / Strap: Yellow, red, blue or black leather with contrasting topstitching. Limited to 9 pieces.



Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Bvlgari Ergon High Jewelry

Ref. EGW35DGDL. Dial: 18 Kt. white gold dial and réhaut with baguette-cut diamonds. Case: 35 mm 18 Kt. white gold polished and ergonomically arched case adorned with baguette-cut and brilliant-cut diamonds on the sides. Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflection effect with nylon gasket. 18 Kt. white gold satin finished back-case engraving BVLGARI logo, and “fabriqué en Suisse”. 18 Kt. white gold polished crown decorated with baguette-cut and brilliant-cut diamonds. Quartz movement with 7 jewels. Functions: Hour and minute. Black hand-sewed alligator strap with 18 Kt. white gold polished buckle set with baguette-cut and brilliant-cut diamonds. This precious watch is embellished with 260 extraordinarily sparkling baguette-cut and brilliant-cut diamonds, for an exceptional weight of 26,96 carats, featuring VVS clarity and F color.



Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Audemars Piguet Tradition of excellence Cabinet No.5

Millenay perpetual calendar with a hand-wound AP caliber 2899, 42 jewels, 21,600 bph.168-hour power reserve. Indication; hours, minutes, day, date, month and leap year. Platinium case. Diameter 46.5mm. Double sapphire crystals. Crocodile strap. Water-resistant to 20 metres. Limited Edition of 20 pieces.



Monday, October 16, 2006

Xezo 2001RG Architect

Movement: Swiss Made ETA 956.412 Quartz Movement, 7 jewels. Functions: hour, minute, center second, date calendar. Master Case: Layered in 10 microns of 18K Rose Gold. Mirror polished. Machined from a single block of Stainless Steel of Premium Grade (316L). Curved Master Case features nine rectangular see-troughs on the top and bottom and reverse columns on both sides. Case length lug to lug: 48mm. Case Thickness: 8mm. Crystal: Curved Scratchproof Sapphire Crystal Glass. Water-Resistance: 5 ATM Water-Resistant. Dial: Black Guilloché with sun pattern. Applied Rose Gold plated Markers. Hands: Rose Gold plated. Strap: Genuine Crocodile Leather (Black) with folding clasp. Bracelet width: 20mm.



Saturday, October 14, 2006

Chopard LUC video


Friday, October 13, 2006

Maurice Lacroix Le Chronographe Limited Edition

Ref. MP7008-PG101-120. Movement: Maurice Lacroix manufacture movement, hand-decorated mechanical, hand-wound ML 106 movement, 20 jewels, blued steel screws, 2 gold 18K 750 chatons, column-wheel, swan neck precision adjustment, Kif shock protection, polished steel pallet and escapement wheel, Glucydur coiled balance wheel, Nivarox-1 balance spring, Nivaflex-1 main spring. Functions: chronograph with 60-minute counter, small seconds. Case: pink gold 18K 750; domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on inside, screwed caseback with sapphire crystal; water-resistant to 30 m, diameter 45 mm. Dial: solid silver 925; silver-colored; applied Arabic numerals and index marks, centre decorated with Côtes de Genève "Rayon de la Gloire"; polished and blued steel hands, hours/minutes luminous. Watchband: genuine, hand-sewn crocodile leather with pink gold 18K 750 folding clasp. Limited edition of 250 pieces.



Thursday, October 12, 2006

New Links

I have finally added today links to several blogs and web site related to watches and worth adding to your bookmarks.

Fondation de la haute horlogerie


Watching Horology

Montres (Watches)

Chuck Maddox's Watch Blog

The Watchismo Times



Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Tissot T-Touch Trekking

Movement: Quartz with HMSD analog-digital HMSD system “End of life” indication Function: Hours (12H or 24H), minutes, seconds, date, chronograph (split and add times), alarm, altimeter (meters and feet), compass, thermometer (°C and °F), barometer Case: Titanium, rotating bezel. Scratch-resistant glare-proofed sapphire crystal touch screen Dial: Orange or khaki Bracelet / Strap: Titanium or black rubber.



Monday, October 09, 2006

Zenith Grande Class Open

Ref. 03.0520.4021/21.C492: Stainless steel case with sapphire caseback, black dial, black rubber strap. El primero 4021h automatic movement with chronograph, power reserve indicator, open dial showing the escapement mechanism. Case diameter: 44 mm. Water-resistant to 50 meters. Stainless steel triple-folding buckle with zenith star on the cap.



Sunday, October 08, 2006

Allison watch

I like the way the watch is presented.



Saturday, October 07, 2006

Hublot Big Bang All Black

Case: “Big Bang” diameter 44.5 mm. in polished and brushed black ceramic. Bezel: Matt black ceramic with 6 H-shaped titanium screws, sunken, polished and blocked. Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection treatment. Dial: Matt black with black nickel applique numerals and indices. Hand: Faceted in black nickel, black chronograph hand. Logo: Glossy black. Hour circle: Glossy black. Lug disc: Black composite resin. Side inserts: Black composite resin. Back: Titanium with sapphire crystal. Movement: Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding. Hublot calibre HUB44 developed in conjunction with La Joux-Perret. No. of components: 252. Bottom plate: Sanded rhodium-plated. Bridges: Satin-finish chamfered polished. Barrel: With reinforced spring. Screws: Black PVD. Escapement: Glucydur balance spring. Power reserve : 42 hours. Calendar: Trapezoid aperture at 4.30, anthracite back, glossy black numeral. Oscillating weight: Tungsten carbide with dimpled surface treated in black PVD. Crown: With natural black rubber insert. Push-pieces: Rectangular with natural black rubber insert. Water-resistance: 100 m or 10 ATM. Strap: Adjustable natural smooth black rubber with engraved Hublot logo. Clasp: New deployant clasp in black PVD coated steel. Limited Edition: 250 individually numbered pieces. 25 pieces “All Black Carat” featuring a bezel set with 48 baguette black diamonds for 2.80 cts.



Thursday, October 05, 2006

The "Vintage Serie"
Girard-Perregaux Chronograph Automatic

Ref. 2599. Made in 2001. Two-body case, solid, polished, case back with 4 screws, triangular lapidated lugs, sapphire crystal. Dial: Black with applied white gold Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds and 30-minute register. White gold "dauphine" hands. Movement: Caliber 3080, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" and "oeil-de-perdrix" decoration, 38 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self compensating flat balance-spring, micrometer regulator. Dim. 30 x 47 mm. Thickness 13 mm.

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Google Earth Watchmaker Placemarks

Click the link below to get the locations of 200 watchmakers through Europe.




Tuesday, October 03, 2006

New Link

I have added today the link to Professional Watches Blog

Great blog worth adding to your bookmarks


Monday, October 02, 2006

Patek Philippe Calatrava

Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, calibre 215 PS. 18 Jewels, 28,800 vph. 44-hour maximum power reserve. Poinçon de Genève. Function: Hours, minutes, seconds. Case: 750 (18K) yellow, white or pink gold, 36 mm. Guilloché bezel with Clous de Paris pattern. Sapphire crystal, screw-down sapphire back. Dial: White lacquered. Black transfer Roman numerals, black nickel-plated white gold hands. Small seconds at 6 o'clock. Bracelet / Strap: Shiny black, large square-scaled alligator, matching yellow, white or pink gold 18K buckle.