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INDEPENDENT SWISS WATCHMAKER

Independent Swiss watchmaker, Oris, in its mission to bring change for the better is partnering with two of the world’s most powerful agents of community as it makes an all-out effort through the pioneering men’s health charity Movember, and manager of the New York Yankees baseball team, Aaron Boone.

23As an independent Swiss watch company, Oris has the freedom to go its own way and to choose projects the brand considers not just important, but urgent. One such initiative is men’s health, which is why they are working with Movember, a charity working to stop men dying too young.

Movember is doing incredible work to promote action and awareness around men’s physical and mental health. Oris has also presented the Oris Movember Edition, a special version of the iconic Oris Chronoris in support of the charity.

Fans come from all walks of life, but they unite in support of the team’s pursuit of victory. Similarly, Oris is bringing its community together to bring change for the better. As well as spearheading a worldwide fundraising campaign, Oris will donate part of the proceeds from the Movember Edition to Movember.

Too many men are dying too young. Experts calculate that prostate cancer rates will double in the next 15 years, while testicular cancer rates have doubled in the last 50. Each year, more than 500,000 men die by suicide around the world, meaning men account for three quarters of all suicides. Globally, suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15 to 29-year-old men.

Movember was founded in 2003 and has grown rapidly since. It has now supported more than 1,250 projects around the world that address these issues. Oris is proud to be one of the charity’s supporting partners. Movember has seen how community can help men struggling with serious health issues. Much like Yankees fans lift the team in times of adversity, Movember is looking for supporters who can help make a difference.

Whatever you do, from growing a moustache, to hosting an event, or getting active and taking on a physical challenge – it can all start a dialogue and save a man’s life,’ Simon continues. The charity’s bold vision is to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25 per cent by 2030. And, for the third year running, with the help of Oris and the Oris community, they will take another important step towards achieving that. Oris has become a significant partner in spreading awareness and raising vital funds.

Oris marks its partnership and support of the pioneering men’s mental health charity Movember with a special edition Chronoris. The watch diameter measures 39.00 mm (1.535 inches) and has a black dial with a rose gold-plated hour and minutes hands, orange seconds hand and white indices Luminous Material Hands printed with Super-LumiNova®.

The watch has a sapphire glass covering the top which is domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside. It has two bracelet options – either a brown leather strap with stainless steel buckle or a stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp. The watch is water resistant to 10 bar (100 meters) and has an automatic winding movement developed by Oris (caliber 733). It has a power-reserve of 38 hours and comes in a special presentation box with a well-designed leather travel pouch which protects the watch (luxury brands take note) and a red and white NATO fabric strap with stainless steel buckle.

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NEW 1887 MODEL

Eberhard & Co marks a return to its roots with the EB140 caliber – a manual winding movement (14”’- 28,800 A/h-18 rubies) with exclusive architecture and special technical and structural specifications. The aesthetic aspect also reveals meticulous care over details, particularly the bridge for the balance wheel and the large bridge for the gear trains, distinguished by the traditional finishing with a “circular wave” pattern. The screws are blued and the incisions are gilded.

11The new “1887” model was designed to express all the potential of this caliber. It is a watch with balanced lines, with a steel case measuring 41.80 mm in diameter that leaves ample space for a dial of extreme elegance, available in two versions with gold or rhodium-plated numbers and indices. The taste is a bit “retro”, thanks to the “clou de Paris” workmanship and the trapezoidal date window, which has already been adopted by Eberhard & Co. for some historical models.

The logo on the dial is part of the historical heritage and is documented in the archives of the early 1900s. The sapphire crystal case back certainly could not be missed: it proudly shows off the beauty of the EB140 caliber. Great detail has also been given to the choice of straps, among which, in addition to the traditional alligator models, a new creation will be presented. It is the result of collaboration with the prestigious ULTURALE tie-makers, one of the best-known ambassadors of this historic Neapolitan sartorial tradition. It is a Jacquard silk strap, in two different versions combined with the two dials, dedicated to the “dandy” of the new millennium and produced exclusively for Eberhard & Co.

Vincenzo Ulturale, founder of Ulturale: “We are proud of the opportunity we were given by Eberhard & Co. to share a project that pays tribute to a long-lasting excellence, achieved by means of exclusive materials, workmanship and creativity.”

In 1887, the time, when the Swiss Maison was founded by Georges-Lucien Eberhard, La Chaux-de-Fonds was already the town that most represented the heart of Swiss watchmaking in the world. The historic Baroque style building, built by the founder and known in the town as “La Maison de l’Aigle”, brought together the watchmaking studios and the family home under one roof.

Today Eberhard & Co. has returned to its roots by re-establishing its headquarters within the Maison de l’Aigle and has contributed to restoring the imposing eagle that defines it, dominating “Le Pod”, the main road through La Chaux-de-Fonds, from the roof of the building. To celebrate this turning point, Eberhard & Co. inaugurated its first museum, offering enthusiasts the chance to admire the horological creations that have marked over 130 years of industrial history.

This is clearly a decisive step that the Maison has taken in the context of its long-term vision. Proof of this is the presentation of a new, exclusive caliber, the EB140, entirely produced for Eberhard in La Chaux-de-Fonds, and of the new model destined to house the movement inside: the Eberhard “1887”.

Each item of the new “1887” was designed and built to create a true bridge between the Maison’s past and future, while at the same time paying homage to all those who have made beautiful watchmaking their life’s passion.

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AUTOMATIC WATCH

After its facelift, the tried-and-tested Regulator Classic from Chronoswiss now re-emerges with a sporty-elegant overall appearance. The re-launch is in this case not limited to the dial, but includes the entire watch. In the future, the all-rounder will be available in two different sizes: in addition to the 41mm diameter (a Chronoswiss standard), the Regulator Classic is also available in a 37mm case.

22The timepiece has been consistently revised in many other ways, especially the shortened horns providing a contemporary touch. To enable its full use day and night, the watch comes as standard with a redesigned bracelet made of sturdy stainless steel attached directly to the case.

The steel bracelet and the increased water resistance of 10 bar / 100m make the Regulator Classic the perfect companion for almost all occasions – from the beach to the stylish dinner (* from beach to tux: literally, from the beach to the tuxedo). Even changing temperatures make no difference.

The source of power for the challenges of everyday life is the proven automatic C.295 caliber with a power reserve of over 40 hours, which Chronoswiss has equipped with an independent regulator modification. Otherwise, the Regulator Classic remains true to its name – its appeal stems from the blend of a classic appearance with sporty-elegant accents.

Refined details such as the guilloche interior of the hours and seconds display, or the precisely scaled hands reflect the brand’s high level of watchmaking know-how.  Not least through carefully selected color and material combinations, Chronoswiss has created an uncomplicated automatic watch that effortlessly masters the balancing act between watchmaking tradition and timeless design.

The Regulator Classic is available as described in two sizes and three versions: very purist with a galvanic silver dial and thermally blued hands, or slightly more unconventional galvanized in midnight blue. The third version is even sportier, introducing a dash of dynamism with signal red accents against a dial galvanized grey and black. Whether silver-colored, blue or grey and black, in every version elements made of Super-LumiNova guarantee optimal readability even in the dark – and make the Regulator Classic the perfect all-rounder 24/7.

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POETRY OF LUNAR CALENDAR

Two years after it first appeared, Parmigiani Fleurier is updating the aesthetic of the Tonda 1950 Lune with a model featuring a slate dial and a second design with round diamonds on the bezel. Both showcase the poetry of the “lunar calendar” complication which illuminates their dial with a new layout. Behind this harmony, it is easy to forget the sheer mechanical complexity required to create an ultra-thin self-winding movement which comprises so many time indications. The Tonda 1950 Lune is both a technical and beautiful tour de force.

22With a rose gold case matched with a slate color dial, this Tonda 1950 Lune is the epitome of the classic elegant watch. The lunar calendar, displaying the two hemispheres, is located at 10 o’clock instead of its previous position at 12 o’clock. This offset layout balances the date at 3 o’clock, the logo at 1 o’clock, and the small seconds window at 6 o’clock. All of the time indications are structured to create a pleasingly harmonious dial.

On the other hand, the Tonda 1950 Lune with diamonds features a rose gold case, a mother of pearl dial, a beautiful complement to the light which plays across the precious stones – a combination which cannot fail to enthrall. Additional touches adorn the piece, such as the moon at 10 o’clock which is set in the middle of a starry sky, and the gold outline around the date window at 4 o’clock. Lastly, the dial has been made smaller to accommodate a slightly broader bezel, allowing larger diamonds to be set within it, offering exceptional sparkle and brilliance, unlike any other.

The Tonda 1950 Lune owes its slender proportions to its caliber, the PF708, a mechanism combining precision and reliability with automatic winding thanks to its platinum micro-rotor. Its elements have been carefully arranged on the main plate to ensure the various time indications are harmoniously displayed. As is standard practice at Parmigiani Fleurier, and one of its hallmarks, it boasts hand-applied finishes and beveled bridges. Its sublime structure is complemented by “Côtes de Genève” decoration.

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NEW MODEL FOR LADIES ENRICHES

Greating scaled-down versions of men’s watches for ladies can no longer suffice their desire for substantial and practical timepieces. With more women leading busier and more active lifestyles than before, timepieces for ladies have also gravitated towards designs with sportier overtones to complement their needs.

22In 2011, Corum’s iconic and unquestionably masculine Admiral collection was readapted into a daintier, 38-mm diameter version just for the ladies- it has since captured the hearts of many female fans and remains as one of the most sought-after marine-inspired ladies’ timepieces on the market.

Launched in 2013, the AC-One line embraces the design identity of the iconic Admiral collection, yet at the same time writes a new chapter by infusing it contemporary updates such as a giving it a more rounded shape, plus combining both polished and satin-brushed finishes on the case. This year, Corum has again turned its focus towards the ladies, by unveiling the AC-One 38 Automatic.

Counting on the popularity of the earlier AC-One models, the AC-One 38 Automatic aims to complement the 45mm-diameter models with feminized version. The watch has a much smaller case diameter of 38mm which means that the original proportions of the dodecagonal-cased AC-One 45 had to be scaled down carefully. While adhering strictly to the design codes of the AC-One, the case of the AC-One 38 was given a slight makeover in order to make it more curvaceous than its masculine counterpart.

Together with the creation of a shapelier and svelte silhouette for the AC-One 38, Corum had to redesign its signature Corum-decorated micro-rotor for the CO 082 automatic movement used to power this new ladies’ timepiece, in order to fit the size of its case. This watch has a power reserve of 42 hours and is water resistant up to 50 meters. New straps and a triple-folding clasp were also created for the timepiece to make it more comfortable on the wrist.

The AC-One 38 Automatic is presented either with a Titanium grade 2 or 5N 18k rose case. Its dauphine-style hands are partially skeletonized and filled with white superluminova. The white dial, decorated with three-dimensional “Grenadier fendu” finishing, is paired with white rubber straps for a crisp and chic look. The icing on the cake – the 72 round VS-grade diamonds set around the bezel. Sporty, practical and elegant at the same time, the AC-One 38 is incredibly versatile and will be the perfect companion for the stylish, upbeat and outdoor-loving woman, be it at work, a glamorous evening, or while enjoying a luxurious weekend getaway at sea.

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CHRONOSWISS ADDS BEAUTY

Luxury Swiss brand Chronoswiss has added another star to its glittering Sirius collection with the remarkably incomparable Sirius Chronograph Moon Phase. The stunning timepiece with, a navy dial chronograph with a moon phase and analog date indicator, completes a trio along with the previous steel and gold white dial options from the fine watchmaker.

22Ensconced in a 41-mm steel case stylized with partially knurled edges, polished and brushed finishing, uncommon tipped chronograph pushers, and the characteristic large onion crown, this substantial timepiece comes with a Louisiana alligator strap using long, straight lugs. The blue, partially guilloché-decorated dial shows off an analog date window produced in a vintage style, with a red-tipped crescent moon indicator hand. Inside is a punctuated chronograph minute counter, with applied Breguet hour markers between the quarter hour positions.

With plenty of classical design elements and vintage features that harken back to the first half of the twentieth century, which are nicely juxtaposed with modern finishing, the Sirius Chronograph Moon Phase can take its place among the Lucerne-based manufacture’s iconic creations.

Among the watch functions include hours, minutes, small seconds, analogue date, moon phases, chrono-center second, 30-minute-counter and 12-hour-counter. The watch case is made up of solid 23-part stainless steel case, with satin finish and polished bezel with partial knurling and curved, non-reflecting sapphire crystal. The watch case back too is screwed down with satin finish and sapphire crystal and the watch is water resistant up to 30 meters. Other prominent features of the watch include  a power reserve of 46 hours (approximately). Special features such as a skeletonized and rhodium-plated rotor with Côtes de Genève and ball bearing; polished pallet lever, escape wheel and screws; bridges and plates add to the value of this timepiece.

From the very beginning, Chronoswiss prides itself on its high quality mechanical “Swiss Made” timepieces that have been manufactured with components from selected Swiss suppliers only. Many of the brands’ models feature exclusive manufacture movements. Above all, the love for even the smallest detail and the passion for technical precision make their watches so special.

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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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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

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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