Breitling's New Montbrillant Legende
The big-watch trend seems to continue unabated. Breitling have shown their new Montbrillant Legende chronograph timepiece in a large new 47mm diameter. There will be stainless steel and rose gold versions, both running automatic Breitling Caliber 23 movements.
Urwerk 103.08 With TiAln Steel Case
Urwerk is famed for its superbly-engineered and innovative watches whose dials tell time via an intricate system of discs and telescopic hands. Their latest machine is an update of their original 103 we showed you before, this time with an incredibly rigid case coated with a layer of titanium-aluminum nitride, which fortifies the steel underneath it significantly. This makes it resistant to shock and scratches, while giving it a distinctive shade. More attainable than gold, and yet lighter and stronger, the 103.08 and its advanced new material are an appropriate addition to Urwerk’s fascinating repertoire.
The Mazda Design by Sinn Chronograph
Sinn is a mechanical watch company lauded for its simple, robust watches. They have teamed up with Mazda – purveyors of some of Japan's finest sports cars – to bring you the new Mazda Design by Sinn chronograph. The tried-and-tested Valjoux 7750 automatic mechanical movement takes pride of place within the sturdily-designed case made of stainless steel. Anti-magnetic, shock-resistant, and waterproof to a depth of 100m, the watch also features a rubber strap with a tire tread pattern from the striking Hakaze concept car, echoing that machine's futuristic sportiness.
Vacheron Constantin's Unique Timepiece
The Only Watch 2007 auction for charity is being readied, and the varied lineup of watches from many of the major brands is shaping up nicely. The watch that Vacheron Constantin have revealed as their piece for the event is this one-of-a-kind Malte Tourbillon Platinum, which uses the precious metal in the case, the dial, the strap and its stitching, and even as the back plate that holds the tourbillon cage in place. Using platinum as a watch movement component is a feat in itself, given the relative softness of the metal, but Vacheron Constantin seem to have accomplished this in this example. The hand-finished movement features a meticulous level of chamfering and polishing, giving this all-platinum one-off a peerless luster.
Atmos du Millenaire Transparente Joaillerie
new Atmos du Millénaire Transparente Joaillerie from
Jaeger-LeCoultre combines avant-garde design with sheer
elegance. It features a distinctive dial set with 10
diamonds (approximately 0.38 carats), an hour-minute disc
with mother-of-pearl inlays, lapis lazuli hour-markers and a
moon disc set with six diamonds (approximately 0.04 carats).
This stunning limited edition clock comes in a series of 50,
and indicates the years till year 3000. The perfect heirloom
for your family.
Following in the barely-settled wake of the HM1, MB&F have revealed this teaser shot of their forthcoming Horological Machine No2, some six months before it is slated to be launched in October this year. MB&F are keeping tight-lipped about details at the moment; the name of the watchmaker and the functions are in fact still a secret. However, what is known is that the movement you see here is functional, and is purpose-built especially for the HM2. Originally designed by MB&F founders Eric Giroud and Max Büsser some two years ago, the HM2 has been in for a total redesign from the ground up; this new movement is the result. Perhaps most interestingly of all, the watchmaker behind the HM2 is “virtually unknown” to the public at this point. However, with a concept watch as beguiling as the HM2 is sure to be on his resumé, that probably won't be for long.
Corum Bubble Tourbillon
A special creation for the Sincere World Exclusion Collection, the new Bubble Tourbillon watch from Corum is a unique embodiment of the Swiss luxury watchmaking brand's time-honored values. The watch has rhodium-plated bridges and plates, and showcases a high level of finish as well as advanced material technology. An exceptional 90 hour power reserve complements a handsome, distinctive design. Just five pieces, all exclusive to the Singaporean and Malaysian markets, will be sold.
watch was first conceived in the early 1990’s by
Mr. Philippe Dufour for Mr. Daniel Roth. The
idea was to create a calendar that would be
totally self adjusting, and unlike all other wrist
watch calendar mechanisms be “instant” in its
function. This means that all the dials
indicating the displays of the perpetual
calendar does not have any pre-movement of
the hands, or dials, instead everything moves
in an instant at the stroke of midnight, faster
than the human eye can detect.
Jaeger-LeCoultre's AMVOX range was born of a partnership between JLC and Aston Martin. The two companies, each with their rich heritage and dedication to the finest handcrafted designs, share many philosophies. Ultimately however, they both share the common goal of perfection in their art. In this special audio-visual slideshow, Ron DeCorte takes us between the plates of the latest installment from this very special partnership, the AMVOX 2.
Patek Philippe Ref 5960 Annual Calendar Chronograph Released in January 2006 the Patek Philippe 5960 is a totally new in-house reference from Patek featuring an annual calendar, automatic winding, chronograph, and power reserve indicator.
The base movement of the 5960 contains the automatic winding chronograph and is very compact. It is this base that will allow Patek to move in different directions as time progresses.
Certainly, more complex calendar mechanisms could be added in the future, or even the simplification of retracting any type of additional complication and having a simple automatic chronograph with a power reserve indicator.
It is every watch manufacturer’s dream to have base movements that are reliable and flexible, and I think Patek has hit that mark.