Sunday, February 25, 2007

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso grande complication à triptyque

The first watch with three faces. The first movement with three different time indications. A distinctive and innovative character, as attested by its six patents. Movement entirely created by the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre. Revolutionary new escapement. New zodiacal calendar
Exclusive and unique information exchange system between case and carriage. 18 complications. 24-hour indicator. Tourbillon with seconds indicated on its cage. Ellipse isometer escapement. Sidereal time. Zodiacal calendar. Representation of the celestial vault. Indication of the hour of sunrise. Indication of the hour of sunset. Equation of time. System for transmitting energy between case and carriage. Perpetual calendar. Instantaneousness of the perpetual calendar. Day of the week. Retrograde date system. Date, month, year (including leap year). Ages and phases of the moon. Technical characteristics: Approximately 700 parts. Manually wound mechanical movement, the Calibre Jaeger-LeCoultre 175. 21,600 vibrations/hour, 3 Hz. Two barrels (one for the movement – one to provide the perpetual calendar’s daily changeover energy). 48-hour power reserve. Water resistant to 30 metres. Limited series of 75 watches in platinum.


Saturday, February 24, 2007

IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar

Ref. IW5022. Features Perpetual calendar, perpetual moon phase, four-digit year display, mechanical movement, automatic Pellaton winding system, power reserve display, small seconds with stop function, Breguet balance spring, rotor with 18 ct. yellow gold medallion. Movement: Caliber 51610. Vibrations 21,600 / h / 3 Hz. Jewels 64. Power reserve 7 days (168 hours). Winding automatic. Case: Material 18 ct. rose gold, 18 ct. white gold. Glass sapphire,
convex, antireflective coating. Water-resistant 3 bar (30 m). Diameter 42.3 mm. Height 15.6 mm.


Sunday, February 18, 2007

H.Moser & Cie Moser Perpetual 1

The Moser Perpetual 1 is the only watch in the world to feature the patented “Flash Calendar” perpetual calendar. It does not display an incorrect date, and it can be adjusted both forwards and backwards via the similarly patented Double Pull Crown mechanism. This mechanism permits reliable setting of the position with the crown. Although the internal workings of the Moser Perpetual 1 are highly complicated, it looks very classic and elegant from the outside. The only tell-tale sign of the perpetual calendar on the dial is the large date and the highly unobtrusive hand to indicate the months via the twelve hour indices. The leap year cycle can be adjusted via a button recessed into the case at 9 o’clock. The associated display is positioned on the movement side of the watch and is visible through the sapphire glass back. The watch is equipped with the Moser dual spring barrel and has a power reserve of at least seven days. The interchangeable escapement module for enhanced ease of servicing is used here for the first time by Moser. The execution of the escape wheel and pallet fork in hardened solid gold is also an exclusive and unique feature. Reserve indicator "Flash Calendar". Adjustable backwards and forwards. Double pull crown mechanism. Gold pallet fork and gold escape wheel. Interchangeable escapement module. 18-carat gold designer case. Sapphire glass. Crocodile leather strap. 18-carat gold folding clasp.


Thursday, February 08, 2007

Gérald Genta The Arena Chrono Quattro Retro

The Arena Chrono Quattro Retro features a GG7800 calibre, automatic manufactured chronograph movement with 37 jewels, oscillating at 21’600 vph, offering a 45–hour power reserve and including a world première combination of a jumping hour and 4 retrograde functions. The multi-layer skeleton dial features a jumping hour, retrograde minutes and date, as well as two retrograde chronograph functions: hours and minutes. The movement is housed in a new titanium sport case with fluted caseband, two chronograph push pieces and double-face anti-reflection sapphire. This model is presented on an exclusively designed black leather strap with circular-grained folding clasp. It is water-resistant to 10 atm.


Friday, February 02, 2007

The "Vintage Serie"
Bovet Fleurier Sportster

Made in 2001. Self-winding, water-resistant, asymmetric, diamond-set stainless steel gentleman’s wristwatch with Chinese Dial, square button chronograph at 11 and 1 o'clock, registers, date and a stainless steel Bovet deployant clasp. Three-body case, polished and brushed, screwed-down transparent case back, rounded polished band, brushed inclined bezel, asymmetric "Vendôme" type lugs with screwed bars at 6, extended mobile geometrical-shaped pendant and winding-crown at 12, square chronograph buttons at 11 and 1. Dial: Mother-of-pearl with blue enameled Chinese characters for the hours, subsidiary sunk dials for the seconds, 12-hour and 30-minute register dials with unusual numeration, double aperture for the date at 12 with Arabic numerals. Blued steel skeletonized “bâton" hands. Movement: Caliber 800, rhodium-plated, 28 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring, 22K blue gold rotor. Diameter 39 mm. Thickness 15 mm.

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