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February 11, 2016   
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Leroy demonstrates the full measure of its expertise with the Automatic Tourbillon Regulator. A large flying tourbillon freely orbits at its summit, unobstructed by any bridge. Its heart is in diamond with an openworked structure. The pure technique behind this regulating organ ensures a degree of precision that is certified by Besançon Observatory. The entire movement, oscillating weight and dial of the Automatic Tourbillon Regulator have been delicately skeletonised and chamfered by hand. A meticulously fashioned rosette, with echoes of the early 1900s, adorns the off-centre hour dial, signalling the regulator configuration of this seven-piece limited series. Hand-finishing extends even to the heat-blued slender hands. Leroy respects ...

Harry Winston presents the Premier Moon Phase 36 mm, a poetic and surprising timepiece. Whereas in the majority of moon-phase mechanisms, the moon disappears completely before beginning a new cycle, here the golden moon takes cover behind a delicate mother-of-pearl lattice, hidden but not completely out of sight. This supremely elegant design echoes the light and shade cast between Earth and the sun in a completely unprecedented manner. The deep blue mother-of-pearl sky forms an eloquent contrast with the immaculate white mother-of-pearl dial, a composition that irresistibly draws the eye to the centre of the watch. Bringing this magical tableau to life, 18 brilliant-cut diamonds are set just above the date at 6 o’clock, like a sunbeam ...

CABESTAN | Triple Axis Tourbillon
Cabestan merges traditional skills with technological innovation and avant-garde design. Entirely the work of master-watchmaker Eric Coudray, the Triple Axis Tourbillon is inspired by the catamaran's sleek lines. The case - a hand-polished sapphire tube made as a single block - contains a triple axis flying tourbillon. Each of the three cages rotates at a different speed. This superposition of 17, 19 and 60-second durations brings stunning kinetic complexity to the movement, heightened by its position in the watch. It also benefits from the positive effects of a fusee and chain transmission. The 507 parts in this chain are assembled in-house. As for the movement parts, they are chamfered, polished and finished by hand, and remain perfectly ...

ARTYA | Race
Engines throb and tyres screech: ArtyA may never fall into line, but definitely enters the race with its first ever racing timepiece that pushes the boundaries as only a rebel can. Thanks to an optical effect of transparency, time becomes visible when the aluminium rim above the dial is spinning at full speed. Driving innovation even further ahead of the field, the hub of the rim runs through the dial and the sapphire crystal without affecting the watch's complete water-resistance. This exclusive procedure means the wearer can actually touch the rim and feel it spin beneath his fingers. Visually powerful and without compromise, the ArtyA Race rivets attention on the reverse side too with a completely novel oscillating weight sporting a ...

CHOPARD | Happy Fish
It was in 1993 that Caroline Scheufele created one of the Chopard icons, the Happy Sport watch. Ever since, recurrently reinterpreted over the years in occasionally humorous and consistently elegant ways, it has appeared under countless highly evocative identities. Today, the beautiful Happy Fish collection is enriched with a splendid model. This watch vividly evoking the underwater world showcases artistic crafts applied to creating a poetically romantic effect. The textured mother-of-pearl and gold leaf fish swims gently amid an ocean of blue sapphires, appearing to make its way around seven moving diamonds. Amid the darkness of the depths, a gentle turquoise light suffuses this splendid luminescent décor. The exquisite jewellery ...

LOUIS ERARD | Excellence Regulator
More than ever faithful to its philosophy of offering fine watchmaking at affordable prices, the independent brand from Le Noirmont is introducing a new version of its regulator this year. This emblematic model from its collection embodies a perfect blend of traditional and modern elements. The heritage of historical precision instruments appears on the hour subdial at 12 o’clock, bearing finely traced Roman numerals. It is also manifested in the Côtes de Genève motif adorning the dial base as well as the three blued hands. Meanwhile, the contemporary touch is expressed through the highly graphic design of the seconds subdial. Like that of the hours, it is connected to the inner bezel ring by a transversal bar fitted with two screws. ...

GC WATCHES | Gc-3 Papaya
The poet Paul Eluard wrote that the earth is blue like an orange, a famous line that Gc reinterprets with considerable panache in a sporty and colourful version of its iconic Gc-3 watch. Coated with a deep ocean blue, its sophisticated 12-sided bezel featuring oversized screws highlights the vibrant papaya-orange shade of the dial. A daring and energetic combination that forcefully accentuates the taut lines and perfect proportions of the sturdy stainless steel case. This model’s inherently performance-driven spirit is also expressed through the exceptional precision of the quartz chronograph movement capable of measuring time to the nearest tenth of a second. On the wrists of men keenly attentive to trends and uncompromisingly demanding ...

From shadow to light, from day to night: Charriol plays with contrasts while telling a most romantic tale. The wide bezel of this St-Tropez™ 35 GlamMoon is embellished with purple amethysts, pink sapphires and white diamonds in a delicate “dégradé“ setting. This sparkling transition from dark to light shades echoes the moon as it crosses the sky in the centre of the white mother-of-pearl dial. Unique in its kind and a signature of the brand, the famous bracelet comprising six cables finished with two clasps brings an ultimate touch of poetry and sophistication to this delightful creation. A diamond-studded chain bracelet can be added or removed to suit the wearer’s mood. In total, no fewer than 270 precious stones for 1.58 carats ...

MAURON MUSY | Classic Steel Armure
Patented in 2012, the nO-Ring® waterproofing system developed by Mauron Musy is an authentic innovation in the watch industry. The brand drew inspiration from the sealing systems used in the field of precision mechanical engineering and applied to watchmaking. The various elements – watch glass and caseback – are clamped down by satellite springs, while the bezel and case middle act as a brace. The world-first result is devoid of any screws, glue or joints that require replacement during maintenance services. This device also makes it possible to operate the crown under water. The latest model to emerge from the Mauron Musy workshops, this Classic Steel Armure is therefore perfectly water-resistant to 100 metres. The distinctive ...

VAUCHER MANUFACTURE FLEURIER | Vaucher Private Label with Seed VMF 5401 movement
Creativity stems from diversity and variety, a principle cherished by Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier. For the past three years, it has been committed to making dreams come true for those who choose watchmaking as a means of expression. Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier has opted for complete vertical integration and thus – along with its sister companies – encompasses the full range of watchmaking skills. The group can guarantee comprehensive expertise and is able to produce components (gear wheels, screws), assortments (escapement, sprung balance) as well as watch exterior parts (cases and dials). Its workshops based in Fleurier, an historical cradle of Swiss watchmaking, develop and produce watch mechanisms in keeping with the finest ...

CHRIS CLAIRE | Big Date Dual Time
Its originality is striking at first glance. Not round, not square, nor even oval, the Big Date Dual Time is a ‘form’ watch that embodies a highly personal vision of elegance, well off the beaten track of established design codes. In step with a perfectly controlled vintage aesthetic vocabulary, the rounded curves and sharp angles engage in an intimate dialogue that accentuates the pure design of the dial lit up framed by a pink gold or stainless steel case. The large retro-style date literally jumps out from the dial, like an essential and effective temporal reference complemented by a dual-time display. The only touch of colour is a discreet day/night indication standing out against the white dial. Practical and legible, chic and ...

NOBEL | Honor Collection
The Honor collection is the horological epitome of the "less is more" principle. Proposed in two sizes for ladies and for gentlemen, its understated elegance reflects a carefully studied aesthetic. Not a single superfluous element, no unsightly adornment disturbs the precious equilibrium. Yellow gold-coloured hour-markers visually echo the two rows of gold-coloured links in the steel bracelet. The bezel, in the same gilded shade, appears to guide the hands as they follow the circular march of time. The silvered dial introduces a subtle depth thanks to a second layer with a bevelled finish that remains open on the centre, revealing the pleasing Nobel logo decoration. Equipped with a mechanical movement, this refined and harmonious watch ...

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