Saturday, 25 December 2010

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Chronograph Perpetual Calendar

Cased in platinum, its manual-wind movement is only 7.4mm thick. Equipped with a perpetual calendar, the hand-wound Calibre 1141QP mechanical movement can draw on a power reserve of some 48 hours. This minimalist design is a revival of 1940s-style timepieces.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer

Rolex has a history of testing its watches in extreme weather. The new Explorer is crafted from a block of 904L steel giving it exceptional anti-corrosion properties. Equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement featuring a perpetual rotor, a Parachrom hairspring and Paraflex shock absorbers, it reaches new heights of chronometric precision.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Zenith Elite 681 Ultra Thin

The Elite 681 Ultra Thin features a new ultra-thin 40mm-diameter case housing the ideally suited extra-slim (3.81mm) Elite 681 self-winding calibre. The case comes in a choice of 18K rose gold or stainless steel, while the sapphire crystal back provides a fascinating view of the movement.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Piaget Altiplano 43mm "Anniversary Edition"

For 50 years, Piaget has been perfecting ultra-thin movements, and this timepiece comes with a 2.35mm Calibre 1200P movement, the slimmest in its category on the market. Cases in 18K pink gold and 18K white gold are available in a limited edition of 235 in each colour.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph

IWC's Portuguese series has entered its eighth decade of production, and this new timekeeper has a sporty guise. This flyback chronograph has an analogue display to measure longer times via two hands on an inner dial. Featuring luminous hands and indices, it's a handsome seafaring companion.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Patek Philippe Split-Seconds Single Push-Piece Chronograph

This timepiece has a stainless steel case thinner than that of many ordinary three-hand watches and a patented toothing design for the chronograph wheels that minimises friction. The four dial corners between the circular minute scale and the cushion-shaped bezel are decorated with fine black-lacquered engravings.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Audemars Piguet The Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix Collection

The collection is composed of three limited edition timepieces which have a self-winding Calibre 3126 movement and the 3840 chronograph mechanism to ensure accurate timing. Inspired by the passion and power of automobile design, it features instant-jump date display. The platinum-case model has a limited edition of 75 pieces.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Chopard L.U.C Louis-Ulysse - The Tribute

The Tribute model is a pocket-watch that can be transformed into a wrist-watch. Distinguished by its bow and crown at 12 o'clock, it features the new L.U.C EHG Pocket Watch movement, and has more than 80 hours of power reserve. A limited edition of 150 of these timepieces are available to mark the brand's 150th birthday.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Chanel J12 Retrograde Mysterieuse

Chanel has once again teamed up with watchmaker Giulio Papi to create the Retrograde Mysterieuse, a tourbillon in 18K gold and high-tech ceramic which features a pop-up, perpendicular crown set at 3 o'clock on the dial. When the minute hand reaches the crown at 10 minutes past the hour, the retrograde function begins and it moves anti-clockwise to the 20-minute mark. During the retrograde period, time is displayed in an aperture at 6 o'clock. Ten numbered limited-edition pieces in 18K white or 18K pink gold are available.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

TAG-Heuer Silverstone Chronograph

To celebrate its 150th anniversary, TAG-Heuer has re-issued the Silverstone chronograph. It was originally launched in 1974 and named after the famous Formula 1 racetrack in west London. The new Silverstone's movement is the Calibre 11 with Dubois-Depraz module, which keeps the counters, push buttons and crown configuration of the original.

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