Van Cleef & Arpels is opening a new chapter in this collection with four exceptional limited editions. The Maison most precious craft-skills was necessary for these new tales of luck on these Charms Extraordinaire watches’ dials.
Breitling has chosen David Beckham as the face of its Transocean Chronograph Unitime worldtimer watch.
The Transocean Chronograph Unitime watch is a high-performance selfwinding chronograph. Universal time function enabling permanent readings of the time in all 24 timezones thanks to a patented mechanism and an ultra-user-friendly crown-operated correction system. It guarantee comfort and elegance for first-class travelers.
Beckham stars in the Breitling advert featuring a highly evocative visual shot by renowned American photographer Anthony Mandler. On the runway of the Mojave Air & Space Port in California, the striking image shows Beckham standing in front of a private jet wearing his Transocean Chronograph Unitime.
The GRAHAM Silverstone Vintage 30 is powered by an automatic bi-compax chronograph, the new Silverstone collection bears the colours of a certain vintage. Silverstone Vintage 30 features 47 mm steel case, calibre G1734, automatic chronograph, Date at 7 o’clock, 27 jewels, 28’800 A/h (4Hz), Incabloc shock absorber, 48 hours power reserve, black or off-white dial, Steel bezel with “Clous de Paris” high grip pattern, domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both faces, see-through sapphire crystal case back, integrated light brown leather strap.
Jaquet Droz unveils The Bird Repeater, an authentic automaton with a cam system directly inherited from the century of Enlightenment, and it calls upon the resources of all the decorative crafts of the Jaquet Droz Atliers d’Art, La-Chaux-de-Fonds.
In a stunning visual show, The Bird Repeater represents a pair of Blue Tits, symbolic of Pierre Jaquet-Droz’s native Jura region, together over the nest containing their fledglings. No less than eight different animation mechanisms act in synchronism.
These Art-DNA pieces are made of polished steel. The skull motif applique is raised and serves to decorate the hammered, polished dial. The underside of the applique is lacquered with a color revealed by a subtle play of shimmering reflections on the dial. Each unique piece is a different color.
The back of the watch is numbered and bears an engraved medallion with the artist’s signature.
GRAHAM unveild Chronofighter Prodive, a luxury diver’s watch for professional adventurers and watch addicts.
It is tested to resist and go beyond 2000 feet and is free of electronics and depends on absolutely reliable mechanical timekeeping.
The lever, famously GRAHAM and patented system, is undoubtedly the best system to activate
the chronograph without fail.
Placed on the left side of the case, the trigger is completely rethought to become the only control pusher of the chronograph start/stop and reset. Easy for any divers to activate the functions with thick neoprene gloves.
It features two colors of luminescent indications that are displayed and will be perfectly visible in great depths so the pressure, water, temperature change resistant are perfectly readable from 25 cm in murky conditions.
If you are looking for a different watch take a look at this one. Devon Works’s creative lab is releasing a special edition of their debut timepiece, aptly named Tread 1 Steampunk.
The Devon Tread 1 Steampunk will be limited to a special edition of 150 pieces and retail for US$25,000 when deliveries begin this November.
Tread 1 Steampunk measures 56mm x 50mm x 18.5mm and exterior case parts are covered by bronze “body armor,”. This body armor is a complex system of parts that is accented by extensive riveting as well as screws and fittings made of a pleasantly contrasting mix of brass and bronze finishes.
Phosphor bronze spring spacers are placed at the four corners of the armor adding even more depth to Steampunk’s aesthetic. Inside the case the most recognizable features are the movement’s brass motor housings and the newly designed indicator plate that’s intricately etched to accomplish a vintage appeal.
The Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges is available in a limited version of 18 pieces, set with 88 diamonds on the bezel, the case-center and the lugs. The baguette cut of the gemstones contrasts with the roundness of the case to form a sumptuous impact. The Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges diamond set model is priced at $406,500 more than a Ferrari sport car.
The Tourbillon device is also the subject of particular attention, its 72 component parts being meticulously assembled within a space only 12 mm in diameter. Under the sapphire crystal with its anti-reflective treatment, the three bridges carved out of pink gold form a striking contrast with the color of the platinum.
What do you remember about the PAC-MAN? Good old time, right? Now RJ-Romain Jerome in association with NAMCO BANDAI Games is bringing the PAC-MAN characters to world of watches.
Having inherited the highly distinctive case of the Moon Invader collection, a circle in a cambered 46 mm square, the PAC-MAN watches also feature steel fused with fragments of Apollo 11. The four ball-and-socket joints at the corners of the case are functional and designed like the legs of the lunar landing module in American lunar expeditions. Boasting a highly sophisticated construction, and mounted on axles anchored in the case, these ball-and-socket joints hold the lugs of the rubber straps and their mobility make the watch easily adaptable to all wrist sizes. On the back of the watch, a disc made of Moon SilverRJ – a low-oxidation silver fused with moon rocks – reproduces the surface of the Moon. Each of the three dial levels is engraved with a pixelated matrix.
The lower two levels are beadblasted, while the upper level features straight-grained edges. The characters and fruits adorning the dial stem from meticulous craftsmanship. Machined piece by piece, applied by hand and gem-set, they are subsequently lacquered with different colours or with black superluminova “green emission”, thus recreating actual game sequences.
Inspired by the new convertible Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Michel Parmigiani and his team worked on the extension of Parmigiani Fleurier’s Bugatti collection: La Bugatti Vitesse.
The La Bugatti Vitesse watch is an extension of Parmigiani Fleurier’s Bugatti collection. It is inspired by the new convertible Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport and it is world first movement includes a double-pinion system with bevel gearing, and a complex mechanism which allows for a perpendicular time display.
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