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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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horological world

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

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

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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timeless codes

TIMELESS CODES

The La Chaux-de-Fonds brand Corum announced the creation of a new collection: La Grande Vie. Beautifully presented, a creative exercise in which, paradoxically, Corum rarely participates: the mastery of the classic and timeless codes of traditional watchmaking.

The new collection La Grande Vie by Corum is the exception that proves the rule of the brand’s unbridled creativity. “We wanted to have a collection with an elegant, classic design. It complements, following our customers’ demand, our most daring pieces”, explains Jérôme Biard, CEO of Corum.

timeless codes timeless codes La Grande Vie adopts all the Corum codes by considering them in the light of permanent collections and timeless pieces, making them aesthetically accessible to experienced collectors and first-time buyers.

To launch the collection, three pieces are already available. They join Corum’s “Heritage” collection. All share a 42 mm titanium case within which lies a beating Swiss Made automatic caliber (SW300), visible through a sapphire crystal case back.

Their dials will probably attract the most attention, with a shimmering sunray finish in blue, red and green tones that magnifies each ray of light. From the center to the flange, this sunray finish gives the piece a radiant look.

Baton hour markers are stretched out on the dials, which Corum wanted to be more elongated and thin than average, accentuating the “sunray” effect reflected by La Grande Vie. They come with “Dauphine” hands – a highly “classical” feature of the traditional fine watchmaking that is wonderfully exhibited here by Corum.

At noon, the 12:00 hour marker is replaced by a large key – an oversized Corum logo – to leave the brand’s mark. Indeed, in the absence of the name “Corum” on the dial, watch enthusiasts will only know the identity of the brand that created La Grande Vie through this key logo.

With an extremely well-considered positioning, La Grande Vie is worthy of taking the torch from Corum’s timeless collections, such as the Chargé d’Affaires. This collection from the 1950s has long attracted watch enthusiasts for its mastery of classic watchmaking codes. Today, La Grande Vie follows its own unique path on the way to a redefined version of traditional watchmaking, also destined to leave its own mark.

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hexagonal nut

HEXAGONAL NUT

Standing out from the ranks with its rebellious, offbeat and unique hexagonal nut-design, this watch by Greco Genève steps things up another notch as it comes across as a fluorescent surprise.

 hexagonal nutAn original new iconic model in Les Temps Modernes collection whose stylistic inspiration stems from the masterful Modern Times film by the well-known artist, the LTM22t stands out in several ways. First and foremost, its black DLC-treated titanium case, shaped like a hexagonal nut, naturally catches the eye. Secondly, the skull motif asserts itself as a deliberately non-conformist signature by day or night.

Greco Genève enhances the originality of the hexagonal nut shape by fluorescent pigmentation based on a chemical compound used in making banknotes and detectable under UV light. Since the use of the latter is subject to strict quotas, the LTM22t is issued in a 33-piece limited edition.

This is a contemporary and eccentric watch embodying an amazing blend of luxury, mechanical horology and highly innovative chemical processes.

With a satin-brushed DLC-treated titanium case complete with the Clous de Paris hobnail motif, 43 x 49 m sapphire crystals, front and back and water-resistant to 30 meters, this is truly a unique timepiece.

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elegance achievement

ELEGANCE ACHIEVEMENT

The new Lutécia chronograph watch clearly takes inspiration from the automotive world.  At a single glance, you’ll succumb to the distinctive elegance of this chronograph from Saint Honore. Both sporty and elegant, famous for being as robust as it is precise, this chronograph still features all the elements that have brought it world renown. Among the most important of these are its cushion-shaped case, its cleverly structured push-pieces and its large dial opening guaranteeing optimal legibility.Designed for performance, this is above all an exceptional instrument of measurement. In its 42 mm case, the men’s Lutécia chronograph strikes the ideal balance between modernity, technical and elegance achievement.

lutecia-42-mm-sporty-quartz-chronographThe precisely timed intervals may be admired thanks to its skillfully structured dial. The brushed charcoal dial reveals three black counters vertically aligned along the center and to the left. The chronographs respectively measure 60 seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours.

Red hands and markers accentuate the sporty allure of the watch, unequivocally evoking the dashboard of a sports car. This chronograph watch is ideal for anyone wishing to remain on the cutting edge of technology, without compromising on manly allure.

The Lutecia quartz chronograph is covered by a sapphire coated glass and features a brushed charcoal dial and 3 counters: 60 seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours. The watch is water resistant to 50 meters and is fitted with a black leather croco design strap with red stitching on a deploying buckle.

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. Saint Honore offers watches, jewellery and accessories that continue to fulfill the desires of the day. At its two manufacturing sites, Saint Honore brilliantly combines craftsmanship and a passion that remains as fresh as ever.

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pioneering spirit

PIONEERING SPIRIT

Tudor is a brand that has built its DNA around the spirit of adventure and a desire for outdoor experiences. In true pioneering spirit, Tudor’s North Flag belongs to the coldest and most remote extremities of the planet, visited by expeditions and studied by universities but never inhabited by man. A  well honed “scientific” instrument of unprecedented technical content – Tudor’s first Manufacture movement is the modern adventurer’s solid companion, beginning a new era in the brand’s rich history.

Tudor-Inside-300x300North Flag is the first Tudor model to be  fitted with movements developed and produced by the brand itself. A logical evolution of Tudor’s development process, this introduction represents the  first stage in a major strategy aiming to provide greater independence to the brand. The North Flag is one of the first models to be fitted with the new Tudor MT5612 manufacture Swiss chronometer movement, featuring a non-magnetic silicon balance spring beating at 4Hz (28,000 vph). The caliber boasts a 70-hour power reserve and measures in at 33.8 x 6.5 mm. This movement is housed in a beautifully crafted stainless steel case with a ceramic bezel.

In the early 1950s, the members of the British North Greenland Expedition wore Tudor Oyster Prince watches on their wrists while carrying out a series of experiments in the most hostile conditions imaginable on Earth. In this context, their watches, like the rest of their scientific equipment, took on the dimension of a scientific instrument whose reliability was crucial to life on-site. It was in this spirit of scientific instrumentation that the hybrid steel-ceramic external parts of the Tudor North Flag were created in order to express on the outside the high level of technology and reliability of its movement.

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smart choice

SMART CHOICE

Citizen reference number CA0645-15H offers a smart choice for the outdoor man. This cool Sport Eco-Drive watch by Citizen is perfect for the wrist of the man who loves the outdoors and seeks out adventure. With a stainless steel case and leather strap, this is watch is one tough customer The black band, grey dial and white hands add to the tough exterior. This piece is also crafted with a sturdy mineral crystal to protect the dial and is powered the B612 Eco Drive movement.

CA0645-15HAdditionally, this watch is water resistant up to 100 meters. The durable hardware and unmatched quality of the Sport Eco-Drive watch by Citizen will help you accomplish anything you put your mind to.

This Eco-Drive Chronograph features a Citizen in-house caliber B612 Eco-Drive movement. The watch diameter measures 44 mm and the case is made from stainless steel with black ion plating and a mineral glass covers the watch front. The watch strap is also made of stainless steel with black ion plating. The watch is water resistant to 330 feet.

Citizen is a manufacture d’horlogerie with a comprehensive manufacturing process that extends from creating a watch’s individual components to its final assembly. The company operates in more than 100 countries around the world. Since it’s founding in 1918, Citizen has held the belief that “Better Starts Now” and that no matter who you are and what you do, it is always possible to make something better and now is the time to start doing it. Sharing this belief, they have made watches, invented and improved technologies and explored the future of watches such through their propriety light-powered technology Eco-Drive and state-of-the-art satellite-synchronized timekeeping.

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