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TIMER FUNCTIONALITY

The Rolex Yacht-Master range was launched in 1992, with a first model designed specifically for intrepid navigators and professional race skippers. Initially made of 18 ct gold – the first Professional model to debut in precious metal – and with a 40 mm case, the Yacht-Master was soon offered in other versions – Rolesor (combining Oystersteel and 18 ct gold) and Rolesium (combining Oystersteel for the case and bracelet and 950 platinum for the bezel) – as well as other sizes. Its graduated bezel is rotatable in both directions for fast and easy setting.

The bezel’s signature raised and polished numerals stand out clearly on the contrasting matt background. The Yacht-Master provides a timer functionality, enabling the wearer to read, for example, elapsed sailing time or the time between two buoys or waypoints.

Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42

Its Oyster case, water- proof to 100 meters (330 feet), also features a slightly rounded design to avoid snagging rigging or sails. This robust yet elegant case safely protects the accuracy of the self-winding mechanical movement, designed and manufactured by Rolex and certified as an official chronometer by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

In 2019, Rolex is presenting the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42, bringing a 42 mm diameter to the range for the first time and heralding the arrival of 18 ct white gold on a Yacht-Master model.

Also new in 2019, the Oysterflex bracelet equipping the Yacht-Master 42 and the Yacht-Master 40 in 18 ct Everose gold is fitted for the first time with the Rolex Glidelock extension system. Developed and patented by Rolex, this ingenious toothed panel mechanism located under the clasp cover allows fine adjustment of the bracelet length without the use of tools.

Thanks to the Rolex Glidelock, the length of the Oysterflex bracelet can be easily adjusted by some 15 mm in increments of approximately 2.5 mm. Distinctively chic, sporty and technical, the Yacht-Master is the perfect watch for an active lifestyle and more than ever the ideal timepiece for sailing enthusiasts.

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REGULATOR TIMEPIECE

Chronoswiss has rolled out the latest version of their Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton, this one in a limited edition of just 30 pieces. The brand that specializes in regulator movements has been offering a skeletonized version of their Flying Grand Regulator ever since they first introduced it in 2014.

Chronoswiss_Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton_CH6723S_BKYE_Housed in a 44-mm stainless steel case, with satin-brushed and polished finishes, composed of 21 parts, the Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton is one very special piece. The knurled finish on the sides and vintage-look onion crown, are iconic Chronoswiss hallmarks, add to the case’s distinctive look. The silvered, open worked dial, described accurately by Chronoswiss as “barely existent” offers an eye-catching look at the watch’s mechanical heart.

Inside the case is the manual-wound C.677S caliber, whose plates, bridges and gear wheels have been painstakingly skeletonized. The movement is equipped with a stop-seconds function, a hand-crafted Glucydur balance, Nivarox shock protection, and a swan’s neck fine adjustment system.

It stores a power reserve of 46 hours, beats at an 18,000-vph frequency, and boasts polishing on the screws and circular graining on the bridges. On the dial side, the multi-level construction features funnel-type sub dials for the hours and seconds; classical blued “poire Stuart” hands sweep over the main dial and sub dials to indicate the hours, minutes, and seconds.

An additional, smaller red minutes hand supplementing the large central minutes hand, allowing legible reading of the area of the minutes scale obscured by its overlap with the hours sub dial. The Chronoswiss Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton Limited Edition is mounted, via a patented screw-bar system, on a saddle brown horn-back alligator leather strap with a steel folding clasp.

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ROBUST TIMEPIECE

The Oris Aquis is recognized around the world as a quality Swiss Made diver’s watch that offers class-leading performance. For the first time, it’s now available with a green dial and bezel in a 39.50 mm case, a versatile size that will transfer from desk to beach and back again with ease.

01 733 7732 4157-07 4 21 64FC - Oris Aquis DateDespite the slimness and gentle ergonomics of its case, it’s hugely robust and water-resistant to an impressive 30 bar (300 meters). Its diver’s watch credentials continue with a screw-down crown with protection and a uni directional rotating bezel, which is enhanced by a scratch-resistant ceramic insert, in this instance in green to partner the dial.

It’s available on a stainless steel metal bracelet, a black rubber strap or dark brown leather strap, all with extending folding clasps.

The multi-piece stainless steel case, with a dark green ceramic divers inlay ring and a 39.5 mm diameter makes this an ideal watch for both male and female divers. A glass sapphire crystal which is domed on both sides and coated with an anti-reflective coating covers the watch. The watch is water-resistant to 300 meters and features the Oris 733, base SW 200-1 movement.

The watch functions include centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date window, instantaneous date, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second, winding automatic winding, with red rotor and a 38-hour power-reserve. The watch is available with a a brown leather strap, black rubber strap or stainless steel bracelet with stainless steel folding clasp.

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HIGH-POWER

Glacial surroundings, the muted sound of snow, spine-chilling thrills and a pale arctic sun…watch aficionados and fans of peak performance in extreme conditions saw more than a frosty reception as Roger Dubuis and tyre specialist partner Pirelli set their sights on snow-bound Sweden for a test-drive event with a numbing difference.

Pushing all existing technical and aesthetic boundaries as far as they will go, Excalibur is Roger Dubuis’ favorite platform of expression. Against this background, and articulating its ‘disruptive materials and progressive complications’, of recent years, serial innovator Roger Dubuis has drawn inspiration from other industries to defy existing watchmaking codes at every level.

3One such example of these exclusive alliances is the now two-year-old and much acclaimed “Perfect Fit” partnership between tyre expert Pirelli and Roger Dubuis, characterized by privileged exclusivity and a common focus on aesthetics in the respective R&D driven approaches of each, along with superlative technical engineering and high-tech materials.

In February the brand saw the pure adrenalin rush of a chance to test these brand-new high-power tyres at the Pirelli proving ground in Flurheden (Sweden), complete with a sneak preview of the latest Roger Dubuis interpretation of cutting-edge tyre technology. In the latest graphic demonstration of these distinguishing features, Pirelli geared up for the spine-chilling launch of a new patented studded tyre developed for high performance on ice in the most winter conditions.

With optimized and patented stud distribution and a tread design developed to achieve continuous grip and high driving comfort, the Pirelli Ice Zero™ is the ultimate demonstration of Pirelli’s incomparable expertise in the world of high-end tyres for premium vehicles – this time on snow and ice.

In hot pursuit of the leader of the tyre pack, Roger Dubuis is thus once again leveraging its serial innovator attitude with the launch of the Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2 timepiece. Part of Roger Dubuis’ iconic collection with its stated sport aesthetic and famous skeleton signature, and complete with double flying tourbillon, one of the world’s highest complications in the realm of Haute Horlogerie, the timepiece is powered by this Poinçon de Genève certified Caliber RD105SQ. The eight-piece limited edition Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2 timepiece gets off to a sizzling start with a strap complete with the same state-of-the-art steel nail studded pattern.

Consistently going the extra mile, Roger Dubuis takes this superb piece of watchmaking interpretation to the next level by removing the DLC treatment on the titanium super sports car style edges of this distinctive timepiece, highlighting the Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2 timepiece’s own iconic contours in a stylish nod to its motorsports alter ego.

The invigorating promises of a winter outing for well-wrapped up watch aficionados and fans of peak performance in extreme conditions… Yet another vivid demonstration of what happens when visionary engineers meet with incredible watchmakers ready to hot up the pace in sub-zero temperatures.

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RUSSIAN FIREBAND

Parmigiani Fleurier has signed up a new friend of the brand – cybercrime ace, Ilya Sachkov. A Forbes global tech-ranking participant, best-dressed gentleman according to GQ Russia and not to mention, CEO of one of the global leaders in hi-tech security, became friend of the brand of Swiss luxury manufacture, Parmigiani Fleurier.

Young and gifted, self-made businessman Ilya, started his company in the early 2000s, at the age of 17, when people used to see cybercrimes only in The Matrix movie. Group-IB today is in the TOP-5 among leaders in its sphere worldwide, protecting largest banks, consulting governments and working in cooperation with Interpol and Europol.

1Cryptocurrency – is not a trendy word for Ilya, his company, Group-IB, protects those technological giants from cyber-crooks worldwide, having offices in Moscow, London, New York, Singapore and Dubai.

Frequent flights, time zone changes are all essential attributes of the active life of the founder of one of the world’s largest companies in the fight against cybercrimes. That is why Ilya chose for himself the classic model in pink gold with the second time zone Toric Hemisphere Retrograde, the winner of GPHG (Grand Prix Horlogerie de Genève) 2017 in the Travel time category.

Just to add, Ilya prefers to prevent cybercrimes in excellent shape. Sport takes a large part in his life – from the usual training and running to participate in races and team endurance races. Saying so, Ilya came to the headquarters of Parmigiani Fleurier immediately after participating in the Race of heroes, an extreme sports race with obstacles. Drawing attention to the calluses on his hands, David Traxler joked that it is no longer fashionable for the modern man, but says a lot about the character of man. By the way, Ilya’s sense of humor and self-irony is also at a high level.

Davide Traxler, Chief commercial officer of Parmigiani Fleurier: “Ilya has proven an exceptional commitment to achievement, in business as in sports he always makes the highest effort and expects from himself more than he expects from others. It is also incredibly interesting to discuss traditional watchmaking with a visionary of new technologies – far away worlds come together.”

After visiting the manufacture in Fleurier, the restoration workshops, meeting Michel Parmigiani and the whole team of watchmakers, Ilya commented on his impression and the choice of the watch for himself: “The combination of art, tradition and technology, and most importantly, craftsmanship of the people who create the watch Parmigiani, impressed me the most. Every person at the manufacture is a true professional who does the work with a great soul. Each product is a stunningly complex mechanism, which uses both traditional elements and completely new technological solutions. The company where lives the strength, history and craftsmanship – something you always want to be a part of.”

CEO of Group-IB, Ilya Sachkov created a company, which over the years became one of the world’s infosecurity leaders. Ilya is a member of the expert council of the State Duma committee for public communications policy, IT and communications, and of the expert committees of the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Council of Europe, and OSCE in the sphere of cybercrime. He is also a member of several international associations in the sphere of information security. In the years of 2015, 2016 and 2017 he received EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Award in the IT category. In 2016, Group-IB CEO ranked among the 30 under 30 entrepreneurs according to Forbes magazine. Since the year of 2017, has become Bauman Moscow State University’s Associate Professor of information security.

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COMMITTED FEMININITY

Roger Dubuis has a firm belief that women deserve daring, disruptive and extravagant collections with contemporary designs. Launched as limited editions, these are feminine timepieces on which Roger Dubuis has unleashed every ounce of its legendary creativity. Adaptable for all occasions, the ultra-modern allure of these distinctive dynamic creations is designed for women who naturally stand out in any circumstances.

2An ode to strong, committed femininity, the Excalibur 36 timepiece is a tribute to power and aesthetics. This rock chic model thus naturally belongs to the iconic Excalibur collection, Roger Dubuis’ favorite platform of expression. With its dynamic shape, sharp outlines and striking appearance, the Excalibur 36 timepiece offers a stunning synthesis of the collection’s Haute Joaillerie design codes matched by a sophisticated mechanism.

Because everyone knows it is a woman’s prerogative to choose, the Excalibur 36 timepiece is available as two distinctive glam rock options limited to just 88 pieces each. With a gleaming pristine white or black dial, the Excalibur 36 timepiece offers a choice of an 18K pink or white gold case, both with white diamond-set bezel and lugs. Hitting the height of extravagant punk-style luxury, a matching genuine calf leather strap – either white with 5N gold plated steel studs or black with 5N gold-plated steel studs – ensures that these magnificent accessories are truly dedicated to women who have no fear of making a statement in any crowd.

The case dimension measures 36 mm in diameter and has a fluted 18K pink gold bezel set with diamonds, 18K pink or white gold crown, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment glass, 18K pink gold, sapphire crystal case back. Both watches feature a different dial: one has an extra white mother of pearl dial with pink golden roman numerals, 18K pink gold dauphine hands.

The second watch has a black lacquered dial with silver roman numerals, 18K white gold dauphine hands. Both watches are water resistant to 50 meters. The watch straps are made from genuine calf leather with a white with 5N gold plated steel studs or black with 5N gold-plated steel studs. The watch features a caliber RD830 automatic movement and only 88 pieces are available.

Roger Dubuis has been at the forefront of contemporary Haute Horlogerie since 1995. Its audacious creations, firmly anchored in the 21st century, embody substantial expertise expressed through the finest watchmaking mechanisms combined with powerful and daring designs. Boldness and extravagance are the brand’s signatures, and determination its driving force.

The Roger Dubuis Excalibur and Velvet collections are distributed worldwide through an exclusive sales network and boutiques. The quest for excellence, the long search for the right gesture, as well as the development of unique skills are all defining characteristics of the Geneva-based Swiss Maison.

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FLAMBOYANCE REDEFINED

Chronoswiss has launched two new striking examples of the Flying Grand Regulator, sporting the characteristic layered dial construction and iconic guilloche work. Both these exclusive watches are prime examples of the line that has created more than mere ripples in the haute horological world.

Both dressy and with a sporting flair, these models are designed to fit into most occasions with a certain panache. The stainless steel case measures 44mm x 12.4mm. The satin-finished DLC coating adds a powerful look to these timepieces. The extended screwed lugs, and the oversized onion crown are reminiscent of a pilot’s watch but fit the watch perfectly.

2Both models feature a handsome guilloche dial plate with the next level up being the minute indexed chapter ring for the centrally placed minute hand. Above the chapter ring, you have the hour register under the 12 o’clock position and the second register above the 6 o’clock position. Both watches feature a break from 9 to 3 o’clock that features the Chronoswiss brand name and the limited-edition number.

These striking twins are powered by the hand wound Chronoswiss Calibre C.678 movement, which is visible through the sapphire case back. Chronoswiss developed its own in-house regulation system utilizing a swan neck regulator – allowing for finer adjustments to the watches’ regulation. Additionally, the movement features a stop second mechanism where a slide locks the second’s hands when the wearer pulls the crown.

The decoration is well done with the black main plate featuring circular Geneva striping, many visible jewels, and a nice bit of perlage. The brushed or sandblasted gears give a more industrial look to the mechanism, and I find it really attractive. The decoration fits the overall look and feel of the watch, and when paired with the overall aesthetic, there’s something intricate to look at no matter the side. The watch beats at 2.5Hz and features a power reserve of approximately 45 hours.

The watch case is made of a solid 21-part case crafted in stainless steel, with satin finish and polished bezel with side knurling and curved, non-reflecting sapphire crystal; screw-down case back with satin finish and flat sapphire crystal; onion crown; water resistance up to 300 meters; strap bars screwed in with patented auto-bloc system. The watch diameter measures 44 mm and the watch features a Chronoswiss caliber C. 678, manual winding movement; modified on regulator dial to create a skeletonized effect. The watch is fitted with a crocodile horn-back leather strap with folding clasp with DLC coating.

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A POWERHOUSE

Two of the most pioneering innovations of the Panerai Laboratorio Di Idee – the exceptional strength and resistance of BMG-TECHTM and the lightness of Carbotech – are combined for the first time in a new professional diving watch with a unique look and the powerful Panerai character. With its case made entirely of BMG-TECHTM and the unidirectional rotating bezel in Carbotech, the new Submersible BMG-TECHTM is not only a professional diving watch with excellent technical characteristics but an outstanding example of the innovative abilities of the Panerai Laboratorio di Idee. The unmistakable distinctive identity of the House is expressed in this new model through the use innovative materials, introduced into the world of high quality watchmaking by Panerai to improve the quality and performance of its creations even further.

PAM00799This “chaotic” structure of the material is the secret of its properties: greater strength combined with greater resistance to corrosion, external shocks, and magnetic fields. The BMG-TECHTM case is enhanced by the bezel made of carbotech, a material based on carbon fibre which combines toughness and exceptional lightness with great character from an aesthetic point of view. In fact, carbotech makes each example of the new Panerai Submersible BMG-TECHTM unique, since the striations of carbotech’s carbon fibres are different in every watch.

The clear indications on the dial of the Panerai Submersible BMG-TECHTM make it extremely easy to read, with excellent visibility under all lighting conditions and in complete darkness, thanks to the use of two different types of Super-LumiNova® on the markers, making the reference points needed to read the time and the duration of a dive easy to identify. With its prominent small seconds dial and date window, the dial is polished black and it is coordinated with the rubber strap, perfect for the dives for which the Panerai Submersible BMG-TECHTM – water-resistant to 300 meters – is an ideal instrument.

The movement of the Panerai Submersible BMG-TECHTM, entirely developed and made in Panerai’s high-end watchmaking Manufacture, is the P.9010 automatic caliber, with a power reserve of three days. Consisting of 200 components and 31 jewels, the caliber has a diameter of 133⁄4 lignes and a thickness of 6 mm, enabling the thickness of the case itself to be minimized. The balance, fixed by a bridge with twin supports, oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and it is connected to a stopping device which is activated when the winding crown is pulled out, enabling the watch to be synchronized with a reference signal. Also, the hours can be adjusted without interfering with the running of the minute hand, thanks to the device which moves the hour hand independently forwards or backwards in one-hour jumps.

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FOR A FREE DIVE

Oris returns to the deep with the Dive Control Limited Edition, an evolution of the independent Swiss company’s high-performance ProDiver watch, made for professional divers. The watch has a 51mm case cast in lightweight Grade 2 titanium and coated in highly scratch-resistant black DLC.

It features the Oris-patented Rotation Safety System, or RSS, a signature Oris device that securely locks the uni-directional rotating bezel in place during a dive. The new watch also features a 60-minute chronograph counter at 12 o’clock, with key detailing in highly legible yellow. Only 500 will be made.

01 774 7727 7784-Set - Oris Dive Control Limited EditionTo maximize legibility, the dial is oversized, too. The bezel, complete with the RSS system, has a scratch and fade-resistant ceramic top ring. The hands, hour markers and zero marker on the bezel are all filled with Super-LumiNova®. Oris’s designers have used high-contrast yellow details to indicate critical information because yellow is one of the most visible colors underwater.

It also has an automatic helium escape valve, a device useful to Roman and his colleagues who live in heliox atmosphere during a saturation dive. Helium atoms are smaller than atoms of oxygen and can enter a watch. Without the escape valve to release these particles, they could damage the watch once the diver reaches regular air pressure again.

‘In the companies I work for, safety standards are high and the equipment very reliable. Commercial diving has become one of the most safety conscious professions in the world,’ says Roman Frischknecht. That might be hard to comprehend for those of us who work on terra firma, but when it comes to his work, Roman doesn’t deal in half-certainties. The safety of each member of the diving team is paramount. Their equipment is state-of-the-art, designed to keep them safe in extreme conditions and maintained regularly to ensure performs reliably.

Roman applied the same rigor to the development of the Oris ProDiver’s signature feature, the Rotation Safety System. Oris worked with Roman during two years of development to deliver a uni-directional rotating bezel (a device used to measure dive time) that can be locked securely into place during a dive. So critical is time measurement and management in every aspect of diving, that there is no room for error. By locking a bezel in place, he can be sure of exactly how much time he has left on his dive.

Oris has patented this innovation and the Oris ProDiver is the only watch in the world to carry the function. ‘A uni-directional rotating bezel is a great tool, but if it doesn’t move once it’s fixed, it gives a diver extra peace of mind when timing a dive’, explains Roman.

In addition, the watch’s Swiss Made automatic chronograph movement gives it central seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph hands. The 30-minute chronograph hand has a yellow counter balance that reads off against a yellow scale, extending it to a full 60-minute display. This way reading as well as calculation errors can be avoided and safety thus increases. For a professional diver, this is exactly what comes first.

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CLASSIC MARATHON

Eberhard & Co., a watchmaker with a passion for motoring, supports motoring enthusiasts around the world. For almost 30 years, the company has been one of the main sponsors of some of the most fascinating motoring events, in particular those dedicated to the world of vintage cars, rallies, regularity races and Concours D’elegance.

Eberhard was confirmed as Main Sponsor and Official Timekeeper for the 31st edition of the Winter Marathon, the most eagerly-awaited winter event in the world, scheduled for 24 to 27 January 2019 in Madonna di Campiglio. A long-established tie unites Eberhard & Co. with the world of speed and challenges with a retro flavor going back to 1991, when the brand dedicated a special collection of watches, inspired by the automotive style of yesterday and today, to one of the greatest drivers of all time, Tazio Nuvolari, also becoming a sponsor of the most important event bearing his name.

2Eberhard & Co. will record the times for the competition, involving the public and participants, and will be a protagonist in the much-awaited Trophy on the Frozen Lake at Madonna di Campiglio. The direct elimination challenge will be dedicated to the top 32 classified teams, who will have negotiated frozen passes, bends and climbs. Prizes will be awarded both for the team that wins the Eberhard Trophy and for the overall winners of the event.

Eberhard & Co. was founded in 1887 in Chaux-de-Fonds, in the Swiss Jura. In 2012, Eberhard & Co. celebrated 125 years of history, confirming its natural propensity towards development and growth, while retaining its personality and strong spirit of independence and without forgoing the close link with its origins and tradition. Eberhard & Co produces around 16,000 timepieces a year, with objectives of weighted yet constant growth, and is present in about 25 countries, from Europe to the United States, from the Far East to the Middle East. The history of Eberhard & Co. is an ongoing succession of unforgettable creations, from the Chrono 4 to the 8 JOURS, from the Tazio Nuvolari collection to the

Extra-fort model, from the women’s collection Gilda, right down to the very latest products: the Tazio Nuvolari 336 and Desk-Clock, the Contograf Special Edition and Gilda in two precious new models. Making waves this year will be diving model, a re-edition of a famous collection from the late ’50s: the Scafograf 300.

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