Thursday, June 28, 2007

Patek Philippe Nautilus Grande Taille

Ref. 5711. MOVEMENT: Caliber 315 SC. Self-winding mechanical movement. Diameter: 27 mm. Height: 3.22 mm. 213 parts. 29 jewels. Power reserve of 48 hours. 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour (3 Hz). CASE: Tripartite (back, case band, bezel) in 18K yellow, white or rose gold, sapphire-crystal back, water-resistant screw-down crown. Water-resistant to 120 meters. DIAL: Yellow gold: silvery. Baton-style hour and minute hands in 18K yellow, white or rose gold with luminescent coating. STRAP: Alligator, seamlessly attached to the case, chocolate with yellow gold, matte safari black with white gold and dark brown with rose gold. New 3-blade security fold-over clasp in 18K yellow, white or rose gold


Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 secondes incliné

MOVEMENT: Mechanical hand-wound movement, GF Caliber 01. Diameter: 36.4 mm. Thickness: 9.65 mm. 36 jewels. Power reserve of 72 hours. 21’600 vibrations/hour. FUNCTIONS: Hours and minutes, small second sector, 72-hour power reserve on a sector, 24-second Tourbillon rotation indicator at 8 o’clock. CASE: In gold with asymmetrical convex sapphire crystal. Transparent back with asymmetrical convex sapphire crystal. Lateral window with shaped sapphire crystal. Polished bezel and center band with hand-finished straight graining. Hand-engraved individual number. Dimensions: Diameter 43.5 mm. Thickness 15.76 mm. Water resistance to 30m. DIAL: Gold dials, gold appliques, gold display sectors, applied gold logo. STRAP: Hand-sewn black alligator leather with gold folding clasp, hand-embossed with the Greubel Forsey initials.


Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Alinghi Team Chronograph

References: 26062PT.OO.A002CA.01. MOVEMENT: 2326/2848 self winding caliber. 950 platinum, case back adorned with an image of the Alinghi team, engraved with the inscription Royal Oak Offshore Alinghi Team - Limited Edition; water resistant to 100m. Bezel: Forged carbon. Pushers and crown: Ceramic. DIAL: Lacquered black or grey, with “Méga Tapisserie” motif; Alinghi logo at 3 o’clock. CASE:STRAP: Vulcanized rubber with pin buckle. FUNCTIONS: Hours and minutes; “flyback” chronograph with central second hand, 20 minute and 6 hour counters; regatta countdown. Limited edition of 107 timepieces.


Monday, June 25, 2007

The "Future Serie"
Roger Kellenberger M06

M60M, times have changed. Instead of hands (hours/minutes/seconds) one rotating disc shows the time in hours and quarters (marks). The clock face exists as a ring only, the center is empty (hole), you can see through. Using a similar system as the snowboard soft bindings for the wrist, the watch can be wear tight or loose. By pressing the “open button” the wrist will open it self due the spring tension of the steel. Silver prize Winner, 3rd Fiyta Watch Design Contest 2007, Shenzhen

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Anniversary 160

Ulysse Nardin celebrates its 160th anniversary with a Marine Chronometer.Officially certified chronometer. Ref. 269-65. MOVEMENT: UN-26. Self-winding. 11 1/2". 28 jewels. Over sized small seconds. Power reserve at 12. Date at 6. Platinum case, diameter 43mm. Genuine white enamel dial. Power reserve of 42 hours. Water resistance to 200m. Sapphire crystals. Leather strap with folding clasp.


Friday, June 22, 2007

The "Vintage Serie"
A. Lange & Söhne Tourbillon Pour le Mérite

Ref. 701.001. Produced in a limited edition of 150 pieces in 1996. 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillon regulator, 36-hour power reserve and an 18K yellow gold A. Lange & Söhne buckle. Three-body case, solid, polished and brushed, curved straight lugs, transparent case back with 6 screws to view the movement, sapphire crystals. Dial: Matte silver with painted Arabic numerals, subsidiary sunk “guilloché” silver dials for the seconds and the up-and-down indication, aperture with polished steel bridge to view the tourbillon cage. Blued steel "alpha" hands. Movement: Caliber L 902.0, Glashütte 3/4 plate, maillechort, "fausses côtes" decoration, 29 jewels including 5 in screw-mounted gold châtons, power equalization with chain and fusée maintaining power and stepped planetary gearing, tourbillon cage bearing 2 diamond end stones, lateral lever escapement with one-minute tourbillon regulator with equidistant polished steel three-arm carriage, Glucydur balance with screws adjusted to 5 positions, Nivarox balance-spring with over coil invented by Prof. Strasser, shock-absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, hand-engraved balance bridge. Diameter 38 mm. Thickness 11 mm. The Tourbillon "Pour le Mérite" was produced in limited editions of 150 pieces in 18K gold, 50 in platinum and 1 in stainless steel. Of the 50 platinum examples, 10 were produced with a link bracelet. Out of the 150 in 18K gold, 15 were produced in white gold and 15 in pink gold dial. A unique example was made in stainless steel for Pisa, Milan. This tourbillon chronometer is without exception the most prestigious of all wristwatches produced by A. Lange & Söhne. It represents the culmination of over 150 years of experience in the production of high quality precision timepieces. This is perhaps the only model produced today utilizing power equalization with chain and fusée. Only 12.3 mm. in diameter, the tourbillon itself comprises 76 components, weighing less than half a gram. The planetary transmission gear, compensating for the decreasing power of the mainspring, is built into a miniature cone, measuring only 10 mm. in diameter at its base. Yet it comprises 38 separate parts. In addition to these impressive technical features, the esthetic appeal, flawless execution and craftsmanship stand on their own.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Maurice Lacroix Pontos Décentrique GMT Limited Edition

MOVEMENT: Hand-decorated automatic caliber ML 121, 30 jewels, surface treatment “black gold”. FUNCTIONS: Off-centre indication of hours, minutes, seconds, off-centre day and night indication for second time zone, date indication (patent pending). CASE: Titanium grade 2; domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflecting coating on inside, sapphire crystal partially unpolished over GMT and date indication, screwed Caseback with sapphire crystal; water-resistant to 50 m, diameter 45 mm. DIAL: Titanium grade 2; anthracite; facetted index marks, luminous hands (hours/minutes/2nd time zone), index marks for minutes, moon symbol and surface under date indication. BRACELET: Genuine croco leather with titanium grade 2 buckle or genuine rubber with titanium grade 2 folding clasp. Edition: Limited to 999 pieces.


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Bell & Ross BR01 Instrument Tourbillon

MOVEMENT: BR 01 Tourbillon with carbon fiber mainplates and black gold tourbillon carriage. Mechanical movement with manual winding. FUNCTIONS: Hours (counter at 12 o’clock), minutes (central hand), 120-h power reserve indicator (at 9 o’clock), trust index (at 3 o’clock). CASE: 46mm XXL diameter. Glass bead blasted titane with DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) , virtually unscratchable coating (4 000 vickers). Screw-in crown. DIAL: Black carbon fiber, hands and indexes with photoluminescent coating for night reading. Anti-reflection sapphire crystal. (Top and back). Water-resistance to 100 meters. STRAP: Rubber or alligator.


Sunday, June 17, 2007

Longines Grande Vitesse Chronograph

MOVEMENT: Selfwinding mechanical movement. Caliber L667 (Valjoux 7750). 13? lines, 27 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour. Power reserve of 46 hours. FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, seconds and date. Chronograph. Center second hand. 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock. 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock. CASE: Round, stainless steel, diam. 42 mm. Black aluminium or polished stainless steel bezel with Mach 2 tachymeter scale (Km/h or MPH). Transparent sapphire crystal case back. Water-resistance to 50 meters (~ 150 feet). DIAL: Black, chocolate or white silver sunray dial with a “big 12” Arabic numeral and eleven painted indices. Date opening at 3 o’clock. Small second at 9 o’clock. HANDS: Polished rhodium-plated hands with superluminova coating. CRYSTAL: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating. BRACELET: Stainless steel bracelet with triple safety folding clasp or black or brown genuine leather strap and Alcantara lining with folding clasp.


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Zenith Defy Xtreme Open Stealth

MOVEMENT: Caliber El Primero 4021 SX. Automatic Chronograph movement with harmonic plate. 13``` caliber. Diameter 30 mm. Height : 7.75 mm. 248 components. Balance, chronograph & pallet bridges in shock-absorbing Zenithium Z+. Incabloc® anti-shock device. 36’000 vibrations per hour. Power reserve over 50 hours. 39 jewels. Measures short time intervals to a 10th of a second. Automatic winding in both directions. Central rotor on ball bearings. Heavy Metal oscillating weight with carbon fiber inserts. FUNCTIONS: Hours and minutes in the center. Small seconds-hand at 9 o’clock with a 3-branched hand. Power reserve indicator from hour axis. Central seconds-hand. 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. CASE: Titanium case. Diameter: 46.5 mm. Titanium screw-in push-buttons with carbon fiber guilloché patterns. Titanium screw-in crown with specific protecting device. Graduated unidirectional rotating bezel & indexes in Titanium. Helium valve at 10 o’clock. Titanium screw-in case back. Water-resistance up to 1’000 meters. DIAL: Multi-layered see-through structure composed of shock-resistant transparent Hesalite glass, Black or grey carbon fiber layer and nitrocellulosed nickel-coated dial plate. 9-branched Open “helical” bridge in solid Gold. CRYSTAL: Sapphire glass, 3.8 mm thick, with anti-reflective coating on both sides. HANDS: Rhodium-plated luminous hands with red Superluminova inserts. Hour & minute “skeleton” rhodium hands. BRACELET: High-temperature resistant bracelet in brushed white or black titanium. Central links in composite materials, with carbon fiber for the black version. Lateral inserts in composite materials (white version) or Kevlar (black version). BUCKLE: Brushed titanium triple folded clasp


Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon

MOVEMENT: GPFAY08 Jackpot Tourbillon under gold Bridge. Manual winding. Caliber size: 38.60 x 32.60 mm. 21,600 vibrations/hour (3 Hz). Power reserve of min. 96 hours (4 days). FUNCTIONS: hour, minute, small seconds on the Tourbillon, slot machine and striking mechanism. Pink gold case, dimensions: 43.00 x 43.95 mm, height: 17.30 mm. Anti reflective sapphire crystal. See-through case back, fastened with 4 screws. Water-resistant to 30 meters. Alligator strap with folding clasp.


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony traditionnelle skeleton perpetual calendar

Ref.: 43172/000P-9236 and 43172/000R-9241. MOVEMENT: Caliber: 1120 QPSQ, self-winding mechanical, stamped with the Geneva hallmark. Thickness: 4.05 mm. Diameter: 28 mm, 12 1/2 lines. 36 rubies. 19,800 vibrations/hour. Power reserve of approximately 40 hours. Functions: Hours, minutes, Date, day, month, perpetual calendar and moon phase. CASE: Platinum 950 or 5N 18K pink gold. Diameter: 39mm. Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on one side, domed. Open-worked case, screwed. Water-resistance: 3 ATM / 30 meters. BRACELET: Dark-blue or Brown, hand-stitched alligator mississipiensis. CLASP: Platinum 950 or 5N 18K pink gold classic buckle.


Monday, June 11, 2007

Armand Nicolet L06

Ref. 9130A-AG-P713MR2. Mechanical movement, manual winding with Small Seconds function. Caliber AN 0501 of 1951 modified in 2006. Guilloché decorated silvered dial with applied indexes. Stainless steel case with antiglare treated sapphire crystal and see-through screwed back. Case and Buckle: Stainless steel 316L. Water Resistance: 5 ATM. Diameter: 43mm. Thickness: 10mm. Dial: Silvered. Strap: Brown big scales alligator. Buckle: tang.


Sunday, June 10, 2007

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Saturday, June 09, 2007

Azimuth Bombardier I

Movement: Fountainemelon ST 96-4 circa 1960. Case: 316 L stainless steel. Diameter 47mm. 3 Bars water resistant. Dial: Matt black dial with super luminova numerals. Bracelet: 22mm calf strap on rivets. Limited to 200 pcs.


Thursday, June 07, 2007

Armand Nicolet S05

Ref. 9168G-AG-G164NR4. Mechanical automatic movement with Chronograph and Complete Calendar functions. Caliber AN 7751 TNK. Silvered or black dial with applied luminous dots, numbers, and hands. Antiglare treated sapphire crystal and screwed back with raised pattern. Unidirectional turning bezel and screw crown protected with rubber.Water Resistance: 20 ATM. Diameter: 44mm. Thickness: 15mm. Dial: Silvered. Strap: Rubber. Buckle: tang.


Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Wyler Vetta Tourbillon

REF. 900.3.00.BB1.RBA GMT. MOVEMENT: Caliber WT001 mechanical manual winding movement, 5-day power reserve, 21,600 vibrations/hour, 25 jewels, flying tourbillon in a cage without ball bearing, mounted on two shock absorbing springs. FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, second time zone, Trust Index, power reserve, 60-second tourbillon. Exclusive Wyler bridges in aluminum. CASE: Sprung case with 4 titanium screws, carbon fiber case middle with titanium movement holder, 2 sapphire crystals, water resistant to 50m. Rubber-coated crown with stylized design motif and crown lock with engraved Wyler logo. CRYSTAL: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. BACK: Case-back with screws and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal aperture. Dimensions: Width: 42 mm. Length: 52 mm. Height: 12.5 mm. DIAL: Black with luminous hour markers. Second time zone at 12 o'clock. Power reserve between 9 and 11 o'clock. Flying tourbillon visible at 6 o'clock. BRACELET: Wyler personalized natural rubber, buckle with titanium screws.


Monday, June 04, 2007

Richard Mille 016

Skeletonized automatic winding movement with hours, minutes, date and adjustable rotor geometry. Dimensions: Length 49.80 mm x 38.00 mm (widest point) x 8.25 mm (thickest area).
Arm in grade 2 titanium. Flange in grade 2 titanium. 6-positional adjustment via grade 5 titanium screws. Wings in 18-carat, high palladium content white gold. Weight segment in tungsten/cobalt alloy. Ceramic ball bearings

Unidirectional; anti-clockwise winding direction. This exclusive RICHARD MILLE design allows the rewinding of the mainspring to be adapted most effectively to the user’s activity level whether it be sporting or non-sporting environments. By adjusting the setting of the wings’ placement, the rotor’s inertia is modified either speeding up the winding process in the case of minimal arm and hand movements, or slowing it down when high activity sports are pursued. As a result, this invention allows the movement’s winding mechanism to be optimized and personalized to the owner’s lifestyle. POWER RESERVE: Circa 55 hours. WATCHCASE:
The watchcase represents the first entrance of new shape with its own particular identity into the Richard Mille Watches collection. It is a counterpoint to the existing collection’s themes of motor sport and sailing, reflected in its discreet lines that are the thinnest in the collection, yet with the same wrist fitting curvature and taper as the rest of the ensemble it represents a further transformation of the tonneau shape suitable for all occasions. It still retains the same characteristics and attention to detail of case design with a vast number of stamping and machining operations required for the three main components (bezel, middle section and case back). More than 18 days of machine adjustment are required and more than 400 hours of technical research and drawing before production even can start. Each case involves 202 separate machining operations. The design and execution of this watchcase typifies the complete conceptual approach to all parts of the movement, case and dial. As a result, everything has been constructed according to an

extremely rigorous specification. For example, a casing ring is no longer used and the movement is mounted on chassis mounting rubbers (ISO SW) fixed by 4 titanium screws. Features such as these are evidence of uncompromising workmanship. The tripartite case is water resistant to 30 meters, ensured by three Nitril O-ring seals. The case is assembled with 8 spline screws in grade 5 titanium and abrasion resistant washers in copper-nickel-zinc alloy.
The manufacture of these components in grade 2 titanium with black PVD coating allows the whole assembly to be given great rigidity, as well as precise surface flatness which is essential for the perfect functioning of the gear train.
The double barrel system helps to improve the torque stability over a longer period. This is achieved by using more turns, thereby reducing pressure and friction on the teeth, the bearings and the pivots, resulting in improved long-term performance.

Semi-instantaneous, placed in a vertical aperture at 7 o’clock. The calendar disc of sapphire crystal is treated with non-reflective coating on both sides.

This permits better control of the torque applied to the screws during assembly. These screws are therefore unaffected by physical manipulation during assembly or disassembly and age well.
INTERIOR FLANGE (upper and lower):
In black carbon fiber; index points filled with approved luminous material.
In grade 5 titanium, with double seal O-ring and detailing in either 18-carat red or white gold.
In sapphire (thickness: 0.40 mm) with anti-glare treatment (2 sides), protected by 8 silicon braces inserted in the upper and lower grooves.
Bezel side: in sapphire (1800 Vickers) with anti-glare treatment (2 sides). Thickness: 1.20 mm. Case back: in sapphire with anti-glare treatment (2 sides). Thickness: at the center 1 mm and outer edges 1.73 mm
- Dimensions of movement: 30.20 x 28.60 mm
- Thickness: 6.35 mm
- Number of jewels: 31
- Barrel arbor – in AP 20 steel
- Balance: GLUCYDUR, 3 arms, inertia moment 4.8 mg cm2, angle of lift 53º
- Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
- Balance spring: ELINVAR NIVAROX
- Index assembly: Triovis N°2
- Shock protection: INCABLOC 908.22.211.100 (transparent)
- Escapement wheel jewels: Rubifix (transparent)
- Stem with three positions: manual winding, date, hand setting


Sunday, June 03, 2007

Longines Weems

Ref. L2.713.4.13.0-2. Caliber: Selfwinding mechanical movement L699 (ETA A07 111), 16½ lines, 24 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour. Power reserve of 46 hours. Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds. Rotating central dial for synchronisation to the second with a radio time signal. Case: Round, in polished stainless steel, Ø 47.50 mm. Engraved case back, opening to reveal sapphire plate. Crown: ”Louis XV” style. Dial: White lacquer. Black painted external double minute track. 12 black painted Arabic numerals. Opine silvered rotating center dial. Black painted double minute track. Hands Blued steel, ”Breguet” style. Water resistance To 30 meters (~ 100 feet). Crystal: Sapphire crystal. Strap: Genuine brown alligator with “Charleston” clasp and extension.


Friday, June 01, 2007

Anonimo Firenze TP52 Model 7000

Movement: Automatic chronograph Dubois-Depraz 2073 with supplementary module for chronograph functions, modified upon Anonimo specifications to rotate the base caliber through 180 degrees and to remove the 24 hours function; base ETA 2892A2; 46 jewels, colimaçon soigné finish, adjusted 4 positions, 28.800A/h. Power reserve 40 hours. The escapement assortment is high quality made, already foreseen for chronograph certifications (COSC). An upper module is laid on the base caliber for the supplementary functions.
Functions:Hours, minutes, dial-center minute (60) and second (60) hands; small seconds at h. 3; 12 hours subdial at h. 6. Watch Case: Manufactured in titanium alloy Grade 5, biomedical and aeronautical certification Ti-6Al-4V, nonmagnetic, ISO 5832/3, sand-blasted finish and successively submitted to the TiHard ™ anodic oxidation process. Dimensions: maximum length mm. 54.50; maximum diameter, crown/GMT setting push button included: mm. 48.80; nominal diameter mm. 46.00, maximum thickness mm. 18.80; wrist strap width mm. 22. Monobloc construction in which a sole element works as central part of the case (Carrure) and back cover, closed by one bezel on the upper side. Bezel closing is ensured by tie rods and five external stainless steel Thorx screws. Screw locked main crown at h. 9 with screw locked tube; chronograph push buttons at h. 2 and h. 4.Wrist strap is provided with hexagon-headed security screws and one lower screw with shaped head.This last screw allows the access for the release of the winding stem. All the above mentioned components are manufactured in stainless steel. Flat upper sapphire crystal.Water Resistance: 15 ATM. Dial:Oversized round dial for optimal visibility. The chronograph hours subdial is positioned at h. 6, while the small seconds subdial at h. 3. Chronograph seconds and chronograph minutes are coaxial at the centre of the dial. For a better readability the resetting of these hands move them at h. 1 and not at h. 12. Hour indexes are treated with luminous coating for superior day/night readability. Hours, minutes, chronograph seconds hands, hours subdial hand and chronograph minute hand treated with luminous coating; the chronograph seconds hand is painted in contrasting colour with the dial.Wrist Strap: Manufactured and hand finished in patented Kodiak process calfskin to allow for extended immersion in fresh and sea water (24 continuous hours). Anonimo engraved on reverse of exclusive stainless steel buckle.