Vacheron Constantin’s Chronometre Royal 1907
Steeped in heritage, Geneva-based Vacheron Constantin is said to be the oldest continuously operating Swiss watchmaker around today. A century after their first outstandingly reliable Chronomètre Royal pocket watch, VC is re-introducing their latest addition to their Historiques lineup. Its grand feu enameled dial marks it out as a special, limited edition of just 100 pieces, and its automatically winding movement features “dead” seconds and a COSC certification. The 39mm rose gold case is simple and handsome in true Vacheron Constantin style.
Watchmakers At Work In Tempus
Visitors to Tempus - The Temple of Time exhibition in
Singapore can watch live demonstrations in the horological
crafts, courtesy of master craftsmen from respected
watchmaking houses. Witness dial-engraving by Bulgari,
movement finishing by Breguet, case and movement assembly by
Carl F. Bucherer, miniature high-fire enameling by Delaneau
and gem-setting by Harry Winston, to name a few.
Movement finishing by Breguet
Bvlgari’s Adventure Through Time
If you appreciate vintage and jewelry watches, head for Bvlgari’s exhibition in Singapore this October. An Adventure Through Time will showcase some of the brand’s most impressive timepieces, including its iconic Bvlgari-Bvlgari watch. Also on display will be two limited edition timepieces specially conceived for the occasion, namely the Assioma Multi Complication and the Bvlgari.Bvlgari 41. As this is the first time Bvlgari is presenting this particular collection in this region, the exhibition represents a rare opportunity to discover the brand’s rich heritage. An Adventure Through Time will take place at The Paragon from October 18 to 28.
Cartier’s New Ceramic and Gold Pasha Seatimer Chronograph
The elegance and refinement for which Cartier is renowned lives on in their new Gold Pasha Seatimer Chronograph. Internally, the watch houses an automatic mechanical movement combined with a chronograph, and these are visible via the transparent sapphire case back. Now available in classic yellow gold, the 42.5mm diameter case continues the round design language of the Pasha line, and has ceramic inserts in the bezel as well as the bracelet. As a final tactile touch, black cabochons are embedded in the winding crown and chronograph pushers.
Corum’s Golden Tourbillon Panoramique
To many watch enthusiasts, open-worked dials represent the zenith of the watchmaker’s craft, because of the generally higher standard of finish required to execute such a watch elegantly. Small-scale watch movements, too, represent beauty to some in the less-is-more paradigm; so when Corum combines a skeleton finish with a minimalist movement, the result is alluring in a traditionally beautiful, trend-defying way. The hand-wound movement comprises 168 parts, including the tourbillon cage, and offers a 90-day power reserve capacity. 66 gold Tourbillon Panoramiques will be made, in either white or rose shades, while there will only be five examples of the platinum version made.
Piaget Marks Jubilee With New Emperador Models
Piaget celebrates its 50th anniversary by introducing four
new additions to its classic Emperador collection. First
released in 1957, the original Emperador model featured a
rectangular case with rounded angles and cambered sides.
The four new models have stayed true to this case design but each model shows off the full range of jewellery-making expertise and superb craftsmanship that are emblematic of the House of Piaget.
The Emperador Tourbillon model (Ref.GOA32122) features a white gold dial, hand-engraved with intricate spiral patterns. These patterns continue on the movement, visible via the sapphire crystal case-back. Piaget will only issue five watches of this limited numbered edition worldwide.
The regular versions for men feature a historical Piaget coat-of-arms which have dials that each feature a sunburst guilloche motif and a large date display at 6 o’clock. There is even a jeweled version with a diamond-set center, bezel and case to add that extra sparkle.
Not to be outdone, the ladies version (Ref.GOA32059) shimmers with 60 diamonds lining the bezel. The hand-engraved dial and case lugs, coupled with a sunburst mother-of-pearl marquetry-work pattern, completes the elegant look.
Arnold & Son have announced their new True Moon timepiece. It is a substantial 46mm across the dial, and features the watchmaker’s A-1788 caliber with an added complication that displays the phases of the moon. Two versions of Arnold & Son’s just-released True Moon watch are available, in either stainless steel or in rose gold.