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iconic amplifier

ICONIC AMPLIFIER

Luxury Swiss watchmaker, Raymond Weil unveiled a music collaboration as part of its Music Icons Series. The Marshall Amplification Limited Edition timepiece part of the tango collection pays tribute to the iconic amplifier and speaker cabinet, renowned for being used by the top musicians of all time. This exclusive watch pays homage to the distinctive style and appeal of Marshall, playing on generous volumes to delightful effect.

Raymond Weil is delighted to unveil its newest music collaboration which pays tribute to the legendary British manufacturer – Marshall Amplification. The unique timepiece incorporates subtle design cues, influenced by Marshall’s iconic product design and intricate detailing. Measuring 43mm in diameter, the new Marshall Limited Edition is generously proportioned, revealing a bold, masculine aesthetic, whilst maintaining the timeless appeal of its product designs.

RW_tango_8570-bkc-mars1_pkt_white_rvb_72dpi_forWeb_425The case is presented in black PVD and the dial surface replicates the appearance of an amplifier’s external grille. The white ring around the circumference of the dial mirrors the finish of the Marshall amps, while the dial decoration recalls the Marshall “defender” paper. The indexes and hands are lined with SuperLuminova®, delivering optimal readability.

The chronograph’s gold colored panda sub-dials, inspired by the amps sound buttons, measure elapsed time periods, while the black sub-dial displays the running seconds. The timepiece is completed with a date display positioned between 4 and 5 o’clock. The watch is presented on a black leather strap, paired with a black PVD folding clasp.

Distinguishing this watch as a limited edition, the numbered case-back is engraved with the iconic Marshall logo and is presented with a certificate of authenticity. The lot is delivered in a custom made watchbox inspired by the aesthetic of their signature amp. Limited to 1,000 pieces, the new Marshall Limited Edition represents another powerful performance from the watch brand synonymous with the musical universe.

Using decades of carefully handed down watchmaking expertise to interpret musical influences into its product designs, music remains the main inspiration for Raymond Weil. Marshall Amplification further extends the collaboration with the music industry and its history of working with some of the world’s most recognized and celebrated artists and Brands.

Raymond Weil is the name of a Swiss watchmaking Maison and that of a family which has for almost half a century been embedding its values at the very heart of its watches. Belonging to the privileged circle of independent family businesses, it creates elegant and refined watches for women and men.

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Wesselton diamonds

WESSELTON DIAMONDS

For almost ten years, Patek Philippe has been offering women timepieces that are elegant and striking – high quality chronographs with a classic architecture, featuring a column-wheel and horizontal coupling. In 2018, the Geneva manufacture unveils a new addition to its luxury collection, the 7150/250R chronograph.Its once cushion-shaped case has been redesigned and is now round, in 18-carat rose gold, graced with 72 pure top Wesselton diamonds (0.78 ct) set into the bezel. The silvered opaline dial subtly evokes a vintage spirit that is understated and timeless. At once contemporary and classic, this timepiece features hours, minutes, 30-minute counters, small seconds and chronograph functions, all powered by the CH 29-535 PS caliber, a hand-wound mechanical movement.

Wesselton diamonds In homage to the tradition of classic chronographs, Patek Philippe has endowed its timepiece with a pulso-metric scale that can measure the rhythms of an active life or the beating of the wearer’s heart. The timepiece has a power reserve of 65 hours and the case diameter measures 38 mm, bezel set with 72

A sapphire crystal covers the front and case back and the watch is water-resistant up to 30 meters. The watch is fitted with an alligator leather strap with large glossy mink grey scales and a rose gold pin buckle (18k) set with 27 diamonds (0.21 ct).

For 175 years without interruption, Patek Philippe has been perpetuating the tradition of Swiss watchmaking. As the last family-owned independent watch manufacturer in Geneva, it enjoys total creative freedom to entirely design, produce and assemble what experts agree to be the finest timepieces in the world – following the vision of its founders Antoine Norbert de Patek (1839) and Adrien Philippe (1845). Thanks to its exceptional know-how, Patek Philippe maintains a tradition of innovation hailed by an impressive repertoire of more than 100 patents.

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contemporary aura

CONTEMPORARY AURA

Chronoswiss concentrates on the bare essentials for the new Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton: With its barely existent dial and a skeletonized movement, the stunning timepiece is thus freed from all superfluous material in an innovative manner. The result is a multidimensional Regulator watch with an elaborately constructed dial and deep insights. The skeletonization exudes a particularly contemporary aura due to the masculine size of 44 mm and the innovative clear lines of the piece.

contemporary auraIn addition to the uncomplicated language of design, the dynamic coloring supports this effect. The funnel-shaped hour scale in is an absolute eye catcher.

Chronoswiss’ love of detail and horological finesse is also on display here: There is a smaller counterpart under the minute hand that accurately depicts an inverse image of the areas of the minute scale on a central miniature scale. These are hidden from view due to the overlapping of the large scale with the hour funnel. This trick elicits unclouded joy for the sophisticated design because the minutes can still be precisely read.

The aesthetically skeletonized hand-wound movement is characterized by a stop seconds mechanism: activating the crown triggers a slide that blocks the balance spring. Thus even the seconds hand can be stopped and precisely set.

The latest addition to the Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton range is limited edition, only 30 timepieces are being manufactured featuring a dial in galvanic silver with a distinctive horn-back alligator strap in classy saddle brown.

 

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AVIATOR WATCH

Zenith was one of the first watch manufacturers to create flight instruments to equip various aircraft and spaceships manned by the aviation pioneers. Known for their precision and exceptional ability to withstand vibrations, magnetic fields and variations, Zenith’s altimeters, onboard watches and chronographs, as well as its wristwatches, became extremely popular with pilots, who were thus accompanied in their feats by the brand with the guiding star. In just over a century, Louis Blériot, Morane and more recently Felix Baumgartner, have fulfilled their destiny and put their name in the history books with a Zenith instrument on their wrist or on their cockpit controls.

A cult watch among collectors, the Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 played a key role in the burgeoning airmail business and was fitted as of 1939 on the instrument panels of a number of aircraft, such as the Caudron trainer planes used by the French airforce. What could be better than this aeronautical legend to inspire a timepiece paying homage to the Wright brothers? Drawing upon these historical roots, the Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT 1903 features a case made of black DLC-coated titanium that is therefore ultra-light despite its 48 mm diameter.

The ratcheted crown typical of historical aviator watches ensures a perfect grip even with pilot’s gloves.The five-times sandblasted black dial reproduces the generous original Arabic numerals ensuring perfect readability by day or night. The luminous glow of these delightfully vintage figures stems from a first “old radium” treatment covered with a more classic Superluminova treatment. The effect is fascinating and the resulting appearance truly unique, since this ingenious combination creates a creamy shade enlivened by tiny retro accents that cannot be identically reproduced from one watch to the next. Each dial thus becomes unique and further heightens the exclusive character of the 1,903-piece limited edition, with the individual number appearing on a special plate screwed to the side of the case middle, like an aircraft rivet.

Actively partaking in all manner of dreams and adventures, the Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT 1903 is also an invitation to travel thanks to a second time-zone indicator powered by an accurate and reliable automatic movement: Elite Calibre 693. Finely adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif even though it remains hidden from sight, it ticks off time at the rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour and has a 50-hour power reserve. Beneath this elegant mechanical heart, the case-back is adorned with a stamped insignia depicting Orville Wright aboard the “Flyer”, with his brother Wilbur running along Kitty Hawk beach to follow the feat being accomplished on December 17th 1903.

A sturdy wristband crafted in beige suede leather sets the finishing touch to this model. Its lining features a heat-embossed motif in which connoisseurs will note the inscription “Zenith Flying Instruments” as well as the brand’s historical logo, thus underlining the spirit of an era in which the skies were still waiting to be conquered.

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GMT-EQUIPPED

When it comes to creating a new watch, Oris’s engineers and designers share a common goal – to make a watch that makes sense. Every piece has to be superbly engineered and beautifully designed, too, but before anything else, Oris watches have to serve a purpose in the real world. It’s this philosophy that inspired the , a high-functioning wristwatch with a  24-hour second time zone.

This, however, is no ordinary second time zone watch – for two reasons. First, because it’s powered by an in-house Oris caliber. Caliber 114 is the fifth in a series of Oris calibers, all of which share a common base architecture that sees them deliver a 10-day power reserve and a non-linear power reserve indicator (an  Oris-patented device that means  the power remaining until the watch needs rewinding is shown in ever-greater detail as the hand moves around the subdial at 3 o’clock).

And second, Oris has engineered the 24-hour second time zone so it can be adjusted in half hours. Why? A curious number of states sit between time zones, on the half hour. States operating half-hour time zones, known as fractional time zones, include all or parts of Australia, Canada, India, Iran, Afghanistan, Burma and Sri Lanka. Oris has introduced the function to accommodate the needs of travellers to and from those countries. Caliber 114. A watch that gives you all the time in the world. All the time in the world Oris’s Caliber 114 has a 24-hour time zone that will take you to the ends of the Earth.

What does it mean to make your own movements? Or even matter? To the naked eye, perhaps not much. But when it comes to the heart and soul of a watch, and the story of the company behind it, it makes all the difference in the world. Oris was founded in 1904 and quickly expanded so that it was soon producing all manner of watch parts and even the machinery required to manufacture them. By 1979, the company had produced almost 270 different in-house calibers, consistently innovating and improving the quality and performance of its watches.

The Quartz Crisis of the 1970s and 1980s meant Oris had to put its manufacturing ambitions on hold. But in 2014, on the occasion of the company’s 110th anniversary, Oris announced that it had freed up its movement development program for the first time in 35 years. Back in the company’s Hölstein base,  a team of in-house engineers had been working for five years to deliver a movement that was worthy of the Oris name and heritage, and that would go down in history.

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RELIABLE AND ELEGANT

The chronograph 936 from German watchmaker Sinn is a reliable and elegant timepiece equipped with Tegiment Technology and Magnetic Field Protection. The dial is designed to greatly increase clarity and readability. The watch features the chronograph movement SZ05 which was redesigned in house and focuses on the stopwatch minute display with 60-second scale at 3 o’clock and running seconds at 9 o’clock.

The advantage of this is that it does away with the necessity of adding stopwatch minutes, as is required with conventional 30-second stopwatch minute displays. Optimum readability is also ensured in the dark, as the indices, hour and minute hands are coated in luminous white. Furthermore, the 936 is pressure-resistant up to 100 meters and resistant to low pressure.

The 936 also boasts clear design aesthetics expressed through elegant details such as the skeletonized hour and minute hands – both of which are rhodium coated and matt brushed. The counter rings for the stopwatch minutes and seconds have an iridescent effect, caused by a fine central groove.

The mechanical movement developed in-house by Sinn features a self-winding mechanism and is shock resistant. The watch case is made of stainless steel, with a polished finish and a sapphire crystal glass covers the watch front which is anti-reflective on both sides.

The case back of the watch is fastened with screws and is nickel-free. The watch meets the technical requirements for waterproofness, as set out in standard DIN 8310. Key watch functions include hours, minutes, seconds, date display and chronograph.

Thanks to the Tegiment technology the watch is especially scratch-resistant. TEGIMENT Technology raises the hardness level of the base material, e.g. stainless steel, by a significant factor. The technology was first introduced in the 756 Duochronograph at the International Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show in Basel in 2003, replacing the ice hardening technique for nickel-free watch cases first presented in 2002. Originally Tegiment Technology was only used on stainless steel cases. The term is now used to refer to all materials with a hardened surface.

The watch diameter measures 43 mm and weighs 111 grams without strap. The watch dial is matte black and the indices are coated with luminescent color including the hour and minute hands and each watch comes with a two-year warranty.

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HOROLOGICAL WORLD

In keeping with its time-honored concept of respecting its heritage and traditions while creating path-breaking innovations in design and styling, Saint Honore has come up with the SH Connect strap, by which wearers of the brand’s iconic and most classical watches can remain connected to their smartphones and access them right from their wrists.With this latest cutting-edge innovation, SAINT HONORE continues to blaze an inventive trail in the horological world, making the community of fine watch lovers wake up and take notice of the novel capabilities contained in the SH Connect connected strap.

Now you can wear a refined traditional watch while remaining connected to your smartphone via a strap featuring a tactile OLED screen and a Bluetooth connection all at an affordable price. The strap comes with a discreet screen located just below the dial, the connected strap which seamlessly pairs with the user’s smartphone, enables the user to receive call and message notifications in real time, and also to locate the telephone or snap a quick photo.

CONNECT-ORSAY-BLACKCONNECT-ORSAY-BROWNThe SH Connect strap is also a fitness companion extraordinaire, with various coaching features, and continual monitoring of various statistics: the number of steps, calories burned, inactivity and sleep. The SH Connect (iOS/Android) application makes it possible to synchronize this information.

Saint Honore shows its modern side by integrating new technologies into its traditional watches, and this discreet technology adapts to any timepiece. The new concept is being presented on three of the brand’s leading models: the Orsay quartz, the Lutécia quartz chronograph and the famous self-winding Tour Eiffel. The SH Connect strap can also adapt to other dials.

Since 1885, Saint Honore has been synonymous with the famous “Paris style” and has been manufacturing collections of unrivaled creations. Throughout the world, its elegant style and watchmaking expertise attracts lovers of contemporary design. Offering all the assurance of Swiss Made quality, its timepieces have a unique character and are crafted in the finest materials with eye-catching details.

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red chronograph

RED CHRONOGRAPH

Bergstern is a watchmaker that targets the active, self-assured man, with watch designs in the Active Line that are dynamic. Their spirit is clearly visible in the watches they make, which express their life choices. The Bergstern chronographs in the Active line ACTIVE-LINE2-185x300are well up to the task of handling daily challenges.These reliable and sturdy instruments embody a vision of performance reflected in the brand’s aesthetic choices. A perforated strap with red seams underscores a motor-racing story. The Arabic numerals feature a modern font that makes them appear to lean into the curves producing the effects of speed. The red chronograph hands and inner bezel ring signal a practical determination to ensure legibility and smooth action.

All functions including the tachymeter scale on the bezel are driven by a Swiss chronograph movement. The Active chronograph by Bergstern comes in a proportionately sized 42 mm stainless steel case that is water-resistant to 100 meters.

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ENAMEL GALVANISATION

As a prelude to a much-awaited announcement about ladies’ watches, Louis Moinet has just unveiled the very first reinterpretation of its ladies’ watch, now dubbed the Skydance.“Our style has matured a lot over the last ten years, as have our decorative techniques,” explains Jean-Marie Schaller, Louis Moinet’s CEO and Creative Director. “It was high time we extended our tradition of exclusive limited editions to encompass a completely different, contemporary piece.” The timepiece in question has now become a celebration of sidereal space. To achieve this, it’s been endowed with a radiant dial in Magic Blue, the precise composition of which is a closely-guarded secret, known to Louis Moinet alone. Unlike anything achieved using enamel galvanisation, this particular blue provides unique depth and power, evocative of the immensity of the galaxy, with the sun shining brightly in its midst.

LM-58.20.31-WBAt 6 o’clock the small seconds display features a sun with the rays pointing to the second, driven by an automatic caliber boasting a 42-hour power reserve. In the centre sit the hours and minutes hands, with their dewdrop tips – one of Louis Moinet’s signature symbols – here filled with a luminous substance. The timepiece features two distinctive levels of diamonds: a first set of six on the bezel, and twelve more marking the hours on the dial.

LM-58.20.20-WBThe Skydance case is a combination of titanium and engraved steel – a more recent Louis Moinet hallmark. “We’ve developed the engraving on our cases into an art form in its own right to adorn some of our finest limited editions. This is the first time that one of our ladies’ watches has featured these engravings on the case.” And in a final distinctive touch, each of the lugs to hold the strap is topped by a diamond – another first for Louis Moinet, and probably a first in watchmaking, too.

Ateliers Louis Moinet was founded in Saint-Blaise, Neuchâtel, in 2004. The fully-independent firm was established to honour the memory of Louis Moinet (1768-1853): master watchmaker, inventor of the chronograph in 1816 (certified by Guinness World RecordsTM), and pioneer in the use of very high frequencies (216,000 vibrations per hour). Louis Moinet was a watchmaker, scholar, painter, sculptor, and teacher at the School of Fine Arts – as well as the author of Traité d’Horlogerie, a watchmaking treatise published in 1848 that remained a definitive work of reference for almost a century.

Today, Ateliers Louis Moinet is perpetuating this legacy. The firm’s timepieces, produced in limited editions only, have won some of the most coveted honours, including a Red Dot Design Award (Best of the Best category), gold and bronze medals in the Chronometry Competition, a Robb Report “Best of the Best” award, a “Chronograph of the year” distinction from Begin magazine, Japan, and a recent UNESCO Award of Merit. Louis Moinet creations often make use of unusual materials, such as fossils and meteorites, combined with bespoke fine watchmaking complications in a unique creative approach. The brand’s core values are creativity, exclusivity, art and design.

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INNOVATIVE SILINVAR

For those who prefer manually wound timepieces, Patek Philippe’s Gondolo 8 days, day & date indication holds a special appeal. The watch has a new caliber and contains innovative Silinvar components from the Patek Philippe Advanced Research think tank for which the manufacture has been granted numerous patents in the past.

The timepiece is an elegant and stylish one with a genuine 8-day power-reserve display. Its date by hand and large aperture for the day of the week – are a treat to behold for the serious watch enthusiasts. The caliber is accommodated in a structurally curved rectangular case that celebrates the art deco style. It is an example of Patek Philippe’s competence in designing and building extraordinary timepiece cases.

SPECIAL-APPEAL7SPECIAL-APPEAL5The rectangular caliber 28-20 REC 8J PS IRM C J form movement enriches the Patek Philippe collection of currently produced manually wound movements. It was developed explicitly for the Ref. 5200 Gondolo; in twin in-line barrels, it stores the power needed to guarantee that it will run non-stop for 192 hours. This doesn’t mean that the watch will stand still then; instead, it has the power reserve required to safeguard the steady amplitude of the balance and its rate accuracy up to and including the eighth day

The innovative rectangular movement is housed in an anatomically curved and elongated white-gold case with two-tiered flanks reminiscent of the most memorable art deco creations. In the Geneva workshops, it is crafted from solid gold bars using the cold-forming technology, shaped to perfection in numerous consecutive steps, and then gradually polished to a mirror finish by experienced specialists who invest countless hours to achieve the perfect result.

SPECIAL-APPEAL6SPECIAL-APPEAL3The screwed case back incorporates an anatomically contoured sapphire-crystal insert, and the crystal that protects the dial is ground to a convex shape that follows the silhouette of the case without distorting the view of the elegant and well-organized face. The dial is available in blue sunburst or silvery white. Emphasizing the ninth day in red to remind the owner to wind the mainspring, the 8-day power-reserve indicator occupies the upper half of the dial. Its lower half is reserved for the calendar functions, featuring a 31- day scale for the date and an aperture for the day of the week. The seconds sub-dial is integrated in the date circle. Securely riveted to the face, the faceted white-gold hour markers are mirror-polished for the blue dial and blackened for the silvery opaline dial.

The faceted Dauphine-style hour and minute hands in white gold are either mirror-polished or matt-blackened to match the dial color. The date hand with the red tip and the hands for the subsidiary seconds and power-reserve indicator are finished in white lacquer to contrast against the blue dial and blackened to match the silvery white dial. Discrete elegance and excellent legibility are two key prerequisites for the timelessness and lasting value of this watch, which is designed to serve its owners across several generations. Unquestionably, it is a paragon of aesthetics and functionality.

The watch comes equipped with a hand-stitched alligator strap with large square scales, which is secured with an 18K white-gold prong buckle. The strap is shiny blue to match the blue dial and matt black for the model with the silvery white dial.

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