Monday, 12 December 2011

The time-giving frog

An objet d'art and the consummation of traditional watchmaking expertise, this clock has been created in the form of an articulated frog in 18K yellow gold on an obsidian and jade base. The rotating mother-of-pearl dial is decorated with white gold, diamond-set Roman numerals. A gold, diamond-paved fly indicated the time.

The frog, which is set with diamonds and has two emerald eyes, opens its mouth and croaks on the hour. Two different mechanisms, wound simultaneously, operate the functions: one the time, with a 190-hour power reserve; the other, with three barrels connected in series, the automata.

This exquisite masterpiece weighs 7.9 kilos, contains 2.207 kilos of 18K gold, 1.250 kilos of obsidian, 708 grams of jade, 556 diamonds (18.14 carats), two cabochon emeralds (14.14 carats) and 24 mother-of-pearl plates (360 grams).

The key for the clock's winding-mechanism is embellished with a cabochon sapphire (3.74 carats) and the key for the automata with a cabochon ruby (1.34 carats). The movement of this time-giving frog weighs 3.691 kilos.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

The watch of space heroes

For the second consecutive year, the readers of the Italian magazine, "L'Orologio", have awarded the first prize in the "1995 Top Watch" competition (chronograph category) to the Omega Speedmaster Professional.

Known affectionately as the "Moon Watch", the Omega Speedmaster Professional is today worn by the world's fastest drivers (like Formula One World Champion, Michael Schumacher) and has a high profile screen outing in the Tom Hanks movie, "Apollo 13". After a technical fault seriously damaged the main power and oxygen supply of the spacecraft, it was the accuracy of Jack Swigert's Omega Speedmaster Professional that enabled the crew of Apollo 13 to embark on the correct course home. A less than perfect timing would have sent them careering into a never ending orbit of the sun.

Featuring a tachyproductometric scale for calculating a vehicle's speed, this mechanical hand-winding chronograph comes with a luminous dial, screwed-back water-resistant case and stainless steel bracelet.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Shape of the nineties

The launch of the Oris Rectangular Classic adds a new dimension to the Oris collection. Developed by the Oris in-house team of watchmakers, the automatic movement is based on a Swiss ETA movement.

The watch indicates the date by means of the typical Oris pointer calendar. The case of the watch is formed around its mechanical heart and it brings an eye-catching character all of its own.

The Oris Rectangular Classic is water resistant to 30 metres. This is ensured by the embossed steel back which is secured by four screws. Inside the case are two replacement screws enabling the watch to be maintained by any professional watchmaker.

Available in 10 micron gold-plated or palladium nickel-plated versions.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Longines' Golden Wing

The new Golden Wing collection from Longines offers models for men and women in all steel, steel and gold, or entirely in 18 carat gold (with or without diamond set bezel) to be worn on a coloured leather strap with an exclusive buckle or on an integrated bracelet. The dials are available in four colours: white, rhodium, gold or midnight blue.

The watches in the Golden Wing collection have a quartz movement, are fitted with a scratchproof sapphire glass and water-resistant to 30 metres. Engraved on their case-back is the winged hourglass, testifying that they are original models assembled in the factory at Saint-Imier where they undergo severe tests.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Jupiter Pilot and Chronospace II

Breitling, the Swiss watch manufacturer which has traditionally specialised in the design, development and production of high quality precision timepieces, especially chronographs, has developed two more new models: Jupiter Pilot and Chronospace II.

Launched in 1952, the Jupiter Pilot's flight computer was designed as a circular slide rule with logarithmic scale, allowing pilots and navigators to effect simple operations such as calculating fuel consumption, mean speed, rate of climb and descent, mile-to-kilometre conversions and more. The new model is redesigned to improve dial legibility, an important feature of any instrument used in an aircraft.

Unlike fixed tachymeter designs, the Chronospace II's exclusive variable tachymeter will measure speeds whatever the distance travelled or the time elapsed. Its technical design facilitates the simple and logical operation of its entire range of functions, which is commanded and controlled directly by the crown.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Dancer by Piaget

Since its debut in 1986, the Dancer watch collection has met with phenomenal success worldwide. The reason? Without doubt, the very particular and original design of the gold bracelets which are supple, delicate constructions of gold bands linked to each other by the dexterous hands of Piaget jewellers. The same detailing of the bracelet is also reflected on the watch, finely engraved in the gold of the bezel.

Piaget now presents two new Dancer creations: a new "mini" Dancer bracelet watch in 18-carat yellow or white gold, and two new dials — a satin-finished version featuring opaline hour zones and a white lacquered version with mother-of-pearl hour zones. Shown here is a Gent's model featuring electronic quartz movement, hour-minute and perpetual date, chronograph with fly-back function and hour-minute counters. This model comes with a black crocodile leather strap and ardillon gold buckle. The new Mini model features satin-finished gold dial with dots indexes.

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