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February 9, 2016   
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CHOPARD | L.U.C Regulator
In the 19th century, a regulator was a wall clock that enabled all the precision timers in a given workshop to set timepieces to the exact same time. So as to be clearly visible the hours, minutes and seconds hands appeared on different parts of the dial. Having become a classic model in the L.U.C collection by Chopard, the regulator returns in a magnificently modern interpretation. Featuring exceptional readability of its six indications by means of a perfectly symmetrical display, the L.U.C Regulator cleverly places the hours counter at 3 o’clock so as to facilitate read-off. Its COSC-certified Manufacture movement bearing the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark is housed in a slender case. Its historical roots, its high-precision ...

BLANCPAIN | Ladybird Ultraplate
Is fashion a never-ending cycle? Amid the current renewed craze for tiny ladies’ watches, Blancpain reinvents the enchanting design codes of the Ladybird in an ultra-thin contemporary version. First unveiled in 1956, this watch was equipped with the time with the smallest round movement on the market. Sixty years later, its slim white gold case highlighted by diamonds remains a supremely elegant and refined embodiment of Blancpain’s technical expertise. Beating secretly beneath the glowing exterior of the watch is a tiny automatic movement equipped with a silicon balance-spring – a mechanical feat that punctuates each passing moment with a blend of delicacy and precision. On the dial graced with interlacing mother-of-pearl foliage, ...

ANDERSEN GENEVE | Tempus Terrae 25th Anniversary Blue Gold Dial
The world time complication is among the specialities proposed by Andersen Genève. For 25 years, the brand has perpetuated the legacy of Louis Cottier, who in 1930 created the first World Time watch. The system has remained identical ever since: a ring around the dial is inscribed with city names. Another concentric ring is graduated over 24 hours. The watch's second crown is used to align each city with its corresponding hour. Andersen Genève manufactures and never ceases to perfect this world-time module. The centre of the Tempus Terrae 25th Anniversary is in blue gold with a hand-guilloché pattern. A hallmark of Andersen Genève, this 21K gold contains tiny iron particles which, when oxidised, impart a unique blue colour. The same ...

EBERHARD & Co | Extra-fort Grande Taille
One of the most characteristic chronographs from Eberhard & Co., the Extra-fort Grande Taille reaches a new level of sophistication and attention to detail. Its steel case moves to a 41-mm diameter, making it the largest in the collection. The dimensions are dictated by the movement inside, a tried and trusted automatic chronograph whose natural thickness is offset by the rounded, bassine caseback. These elegant, harmonious lines effortlessly adjust to the curve of the wrist. The dial has been completely rethought. Still with a tachymeter scale, it comes as four variants: silver or blue with silver counters, grey with grey counters, or silver with black counters. All share a textured surface and new applied Roman numerals. The Extra-fort ...

The Emporio Armani Swiss Made collection welcomes a new reference inspired by Art Deco elegance. The Classic line now includes a tonneau-shaped case with a flowing design. On this rectangle with subtly softened sides, the roundness of its flanks is accentuated on all levels. The crown is surrounded by a gentle swell, a curve shared with all Emporio Armani Classic watches. Its caseback is also rounded and this flowing design extends into pleasantly ergonomic lugs. Beneath the sapphire crystal, the dial with its sunburst motif is a bright blue that stands out against the pink gold glow of the case. Emporio Armani also introduces a new evolved version of the automatic STP1 calibre, and a 12 o’clock opening offers a plunging view of the ...

KERBEDANZ | Tree of Life
The horological creations by Kerbedanz are infused with powerful symbolism. These messages are conveyed through an artist interpretation of the cases and dials on Kerbedanz watches. The Tree of Life is a jewellery anthem to immortality, symbolised by the tree after which it is named. With its deep roots and spreading branches, it unites heaven and earth, spirituality and eternity. Framed by a case entirely set with green emeralds that are the colour of life itself, a hand-sculpted gold tree adorns the green enamelled dial. This scene is suffused with the light of sparkling diamonds. These dainty chatons embedded into the gold and enamel are the fruits of the tree, each a token of immortality. Kerbedanz has also decorated the original ...

MECCANICHE VELOCI | Icon Quattro Valvole 48 Four Strokes
Meccaniche Veloci multiplies time readings by four with the Icon Quattro Valvole 48 Four Strokes. An atypical design, sophisticated lines and readability are the keynotes of this extra-wide diameter that displays four time zones on four separate dials. A choice that focuses firmly on user-friendliness for travelers regularly juggling with several different time zones. Each dial is powered by an independent movement that is easily adjustable by means of four crowns placed on either side of the strap. The practical, apparently smooth and yet also demanding design is conceived as as natural extension of the watch’s functionality. On the upper surface of the sturdy brushed titanium, ceramic or carbon fibre case, the hours, minutes, seconds ...

ARTYA | Son of Earth Butterfly
Renowned for its avant-garde creations and distinctive aesthetic, rebel watchmaker ArtyA embraces a delicate, poetic mood. All eyes turn to the dial of the Butterfly watch, a kaleidoscope of butterfly wing fragments enhanced with gold leaf. Shimmering, vivid, brilliant colours come together to reveal themselves in a superlative composition by ArtyA's dial artist, Dominique Arpa-Cirpka. These unique creations are shown to full effect in a case whose classic form is draped in three original shades of chocolate, black or blue. Exclusive and with endless possibilities for personalisation, from the composition on the dial to the shape of the hands, even the case diameter and colour, the Butterfly collection lends new style to custom-made. ...

The new automatic Emile Chouriet watch glows with the fire of its gleaming white rays. Soleos is a direct tribute to the Roman sun god, Sol and to Eos, the Greek goddess of the dawn. These twin sources of mythological inspiration have given rise to an intense white dial, that also exists in an equally luminous blue version. The deeply etched motif radiating out from the centre of the dial extends all the way to the notches engraved in the shiny stainless steel bezel of the Soleos. The meticulously polished applied hour-markers catch the light in a unique way, embodying the concern for detail that makes Soleos a model that is all about reflections. Its stainless steel case typifies the Emile Chouriet aesthetic and its double flared lugs ...

Watchmaking has been Mathey-Tissot's vocation since 1886. The latest collection from the brand is called "Le Blanc" and carries on a long line of classic, Swiss-made watches. Its gentle, round form, its crown tipped with a black cabochon and the short, integrated lugs make this a beautifully understated design. The dial is stamped with a guilloché-type motif, and circled with hour-markers and Roman numerals. Slender, sword-shaped hands complete the tableau. The men's versions have a diameter of 41 mm. They have their feminine counterpart, measuring 31 mm, for a matching set or couple's watch. Their Ronda quartz calibre and manufacturing in the Swiss canton of Ticino earn these watches the right to proudly bear the Swiss Made label.

BERGEON | Watchmaker screwdriver, special knurled profile No 7965
Working alongside watchmakers for the past 225 years, Bergeon plays a foremost role in the manufacture of timepieces. Indeed, to achieve excellence, a watchmaker must be able to rely on the irreproachable quality of his tools. Technicity as well as ergonomy are therefore two of Bergeon's priorities. The 7965 screwdriver is proof of this: the hardened stainless steel blades are designed to meet the most demanding uses. The special profile of the blade is compatible with the 7965-C range of dynamometric barrel drums, and will even accommodate two drums for screwing or unscrewing, as required. These characteristics combine to deliver the utmost precision. Intended for assembly and verification of a watch's external parts, the 7965 screwdriver ...

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