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February 2, 2016   
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ARNOLD & SON | Constant Force Tourbillon
British watchmaker John Arnold (1736-1793) ranked among the most eminent specialists in marine chronometry. Established in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Arnold & Son continues to find inspiration in its founder's work. The Constant Force Tourbillon is a technically superlative wristwatch that reflects the eighteenth-century watchmaker's ingenuity. The manufacture movement is equipped with a constant force mechanism and true beat seconds. The former has two series-mounted barrels at 12 o'clock that ensure an optimal and regular flow of power to the tourbillon. The latter, which can be seen between 7 and 8 o'clock, stores energy from the balance via a spring, which it releases at each elapsed second only. The seconds hand therefore advances ...

RADO | True Open Heart
Entirely clad in high-tech white ceramic, the new True Open Heart immediately immerses us into the avant-garde world of Rado. Ultra-light yet five times harder than steel, the elegant material is the unmistakable signature of the Swatch Group brand. Both non-metallic and hypoallergenic, it fits like a second skin that is particularly suited to wrists that find it hard to bear metal. The pure lines of the monobloc case are matched by the refined elegance of the diaphanous dial. A stylised cut-out in the mother-of-pearl plate barely a few tenths of a millimetre thick provides a tantalising glimpse of the mechanical movement without revealing its secret. This shimmering face radiates an aura of gentle mystery procuring perpetually renewed ...

ARMIN STROM | Tourbillon Skeleton Earth
Introducing a new rendition of Armin Strom's aesthetic inspiration. True to a now established principle, the Tourbillon Skeleton collection embraces the theme of the four elements. A first version in natural steel with blue accents was named Water. A second, in pink gold and brown tones, answered to the name of Fire. Another in lighter titanium took the name of Air. The version in black PVD-treated steel is known as Earth. At the same time, the Biel-based watchmaker demonstrates the skeletonwork in which it excels. Thus the Tourbillon Skeleton Earth accentuates its structure through extensive skeletonisation of the ATC11-S calibre. This exclusive in-house movement integrates a tourbillon regulator whose parts are also skeletonised. The ...

ORIS | Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition
Bronze makes a noteworthy entrance into the Oris collection with this commemorative model paying tribute to Carl Brashear, the U.S. Navy’s first African American master diver. Previously little used in watchmaking, this metal is notably distinguished by its oxidation giving it a unique patina. Initially bright and shiny, the case of the bezel and the unidirectional rotating bezel gradually darkens over time, according to its owner’s habits, thereby making each timepiece in the Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition truly unique. Clearly referencing the history of deep-sea diving, this eminently legible and functional model – a nod to the deep-sea diving helmets from the 1950s – is ideal for underwater exploration, since the 2000-piece ...

FREDERIQUE CONSTANT | Horological Smartwatch
In 2015, Frederique Constant became one of the first Swiss watch companies to launch a smartwatch. Combining a classic display with the latest technology, this new version of the Horological Smartwatch confirms the runaway success enjoyed by the Geneva firm's Haute Horlogerie connected watches. Powered by the MotionX® platform, the Horological Smartwatch accurately tracks the wearer's daytime activity and sleep patterns. The smaller dial at 6 o’clock shows the percentage of activity or sleep against a pre-defined goal in real-time. This data is synchronised with the MotionX-365® app, available for iOS and Android, and displayed with easy to understand graphics. As for autonomy, often a weak point on this type of watch, the Horological ...

CUERVO Y SOBRINOS | Historiador Vuelo
In Havana in 1882, time moved to a different beat. This was a "tiempo lento", an unhurried time that allowed each moment to be savoured. Cuervo y Sobrinos has transposed this celebration of life into a flight – "vuelo" in Spanish – between past and present. The Swiss watchmaker with the Latin soul is reviving one of its historic models, which it revisits with the elegance and style of today. The case benefits from a highly complex construction. The lugs, meanwhile, are fashioned as separate parts then perfectly adjusted as a continuation of the chronograph pushers. The dial displays information in a carefully orchestrated layout on three levels: small seconds and minute counter on the first level, the 24-hour scale for the second time ...

ERNEST BOREL | Jules Borel Collection 160th Anniversary
For its 160th anniversary, Ernest Borel unveils a collection of ten watches that pay tribute to its founder, Jules Borel, and his watchmaking legacy. Among the models in this anniversary line, Ernest Borel presents an exclusive timepiece that lends an air of classic elegance to the much-appreciated indications of day, date and power reserve. A highly legible silvered dial, the perfect proportions of the pink gold PVD steel case, and the superlative reliability of the mechanical automatic movement together express the quintessential expertise which the brand has deployed since 1856. A contemporary expression of Ernest Borel's rich history, this refined timepiece is distinguished by its enduring appeal. This is a lesson in style, proposed as ...

AEROWATCH | Renaissance 7 Time Zones
The dual-time display is one of the most useful horological complications. It enables its user to keep simultaneous track of the time in two different parts of the world. With the new Renaissance “7 Time Zones” model, Aerowatch offers a unique mechanical watch that complements local time by a display of the time in no less than six cities across the planet. This in-house developed model is a must-have instrument for men and women who need to keep in frequent touch with the entire world. At a glance and with the help of 24-hour displays, the user can check whether such or such a city is waking up or going to sleep. This daring and highly legible model perfectly embodies the determination manifested by Aerowatch to offer ambitious ...

CALVIN KLEIN | Calvin Klein step
The graphic and contemporary Calvin Klein step watch flaunts a certain vision of elegance. Inspired by urban architecture, its round case and its perfectly carved steel lines make a perfect fit on any wrist. Interpreted through four men’s models and four feminine variations, Calvin Klein step plays on contrasts, combines materials and appears in a multitude of colours. This city timepiece features an extremely pure metallic grey, silver-toned or petroleum blue dial framed by a case in two diameters also displaying a variety of styles. Whether sporting an aura of casual chic as a polished and brushed steel model or delightfully refined in a two-tone pink gold-plated version, Calvin Klein displays the hours, minutes, seconds and date with ...

GENIE | Mother of Pearl
Aesthetic refinement and horological complications engage in a subtle dialogue on this watch in pink gold PVD-coated stainless steel that gives pride of place to the graceful charm of mother-of-pearl. The romantic touch of an elegant moon phase is complemented by the useful day and date indications. The shimmering iridescence of the white mother-of-pearl dial is softened by a wave motif that glows in the light of the hour-markers set with Swarovski crystals. The pink gold PVD-coated stainless steel bezel is also adorned with a halo of 60 Swarovski crystals. The dainty elegance of this timepiece extends onto the bracelet featuring a pleasing contrast between the warm shades of pink gold PVD-treated stainless steel and the sporting touch of ...

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