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Alpine Eagle XL Chrono Only Watch

Alpine Eagle XL Chrono Only Watch

A high-precision chronograph  embellished with a unique natural Swiss stone dial  in support of the Monegasque Association Against Muscular Dystrophy

Chopard has once again committed itself to the Only Watch sale by offering a one-of-a-kind timepiece inspired by nature: the Alpine Eagle XL Chrono Only Watch chronograph, specially created in support of the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy. Since 2005, this charity project has brought together more than 50 watch manufacturers in a formidable creative drive.

Bearing ultimate testimony to the expertise and inventiveness of Chopard’s watchmakers, the Alpine Eagle XL Chrono Only Watch is distinguished by its dial in Swiss granite from the Graubünden region, speckled with blue and green inclusions recalling the colours of the Alpine massif seen from the sky. It brings two novel touches to the Alpine Eagle collection: for the first time, a case made of beadblasted Lucent Steel A223 and a calf leather strap. Three patents have been filed for the chronometer-certified Chopard 03.05-C flyback chronograph movement that powers it.

An original design inspired by the beauty of the Alps

Above and beyond its technical prowess, the Alpine Eagle collection has been a guarantee of aesthetic finesse ever since its launch, entirely aligned with Louis Sullivan’s “form follows function” doctrine. The new Alpine Eagle XL Chrono Only Watch fully reflects this principle. On the right-hand side, the chronograph pushers are subtly and discreetly integrated on either side of the protective crown guards so as to preserve the Alpine Eagle’s characteristic harmony of form and symmetry.

With the Alpine Eagle XL Chrono Only Watch, harmony also reigns supreme on the dial, which is adorned with a carefully selected natural Swiss stone: an exceptional granite quarried in the canton of Graubünden. Its blue and green inclusions have been chosen to evoke the beauty of the Alpine forests and lakes as seen from the sky by an eagle.

One of these breathtaking landscapes is the Lauenensee. This lake in the canton of Bern is a place dear to Only Watch founder and organiser Luc Pettavino, who liked to go there with his son Paul, whose illness gave rise to this charity project. It is also an iconic landmark for Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, who presented the Alpine Eagle collection there for the first time in 2019, along with his father and son. Their shared admiration for this place of refuge justifies the rich decorative work gracing the dial, and exuding a sophistication that contributes to the aesthetic originality and symbolic value of the watch.

The addition of the black counters for the 30-minute, small seconds and 12-hour indications – respectively placed at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock – is carefully designed to highlight the natural hue of the granite. To enhance the legibility of measurements, the dial transfers and the three hands linked to the chronograph function match these precious inclusions, as well as the tachymeter scale, also discreetly punctuated by blue-green transfers at the 100, 160 and 240 graduations. Divided into four steps, the scale features intervals varying from 5, 10, 20 or 40km/h per line. This arrangement facilitates the reading of average speed measurements.

The Alpine Eagle XL Chrono Only Watch is the first timepiece in the collection to be fitted with a black calf leather strap.

A cutting-edge chronograph movement

The extra-wide 44 mm-diameter case of the Alpine Eagle XL Chrono Only Watch is sculpted in Lucent Steel A223, an innovative steel alloy made from 70 percent recycled material and developed by Chopard for its anti-allergenic properties and its robustness, as well as its incomparable brilliance achieved through a meticulous resmelting process. In another first, this material has been beadblasted, thereby creating an even nobler texture and accentuating the avant-garde spirit of Lucent Steel A223.

At the heart of the case beats a sophisticated chronograph movement manufactured by Chopard’s Artisan Watchmakers and endowed with a precision chronometer, certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). Chopard Calibre 03.05-C has a 60-hour power reserve and also features an elaborate design guaranteeing accurate adjustments and optimal use of the timekeeping functions. Equipped with a column wheel, it represents the culmination of several technical innovations for which Chopard has filed three patents resulting from the daring approach of its research and development teams.

Firstly, it is equipped with a unidirectional gearing system that avoids energy losses while ensuring fast winding, a function particularly appreciated for chronographs which are known to be consistently energy-hungry. In addition, its vertical clutch mode guarantees an accurate start for time measurements. This chronograph calibre is also of the flyback variety, enabling smooth and seamless short-time measurements thanks to three elastic-armed pivoting hammers that facilitate zero-resetting the counters.

Chopard and Only Watch, a heart-felt partnership

The ninth edition of Only Watch – considered the world’s most important charity watchauction – will be held on 6 November in Geneva. More than 50 watch manufacturers have each donated a unique timepiece, specially created for the occasion. The profits from this sale will be entirely donated to the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy to help fund research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic neuromuscular disease affecting 250,000 children, adolescents and young adults worldwide. Since its creation in 2005, Only Watch has already raised over 70 million Swiss francs.

“We are delighted to support the cause of major scientific research into a disease that affects so many children and adults”, says Karl-Friedrich Scheufele. “Ever since our first participation in 2005, this longstanding commitment has enabled us to develop unique and daring models stemming from lengthy aesthetic and technical research, endowed with powerful distinctive features that our collectors have not necessarily expected.”

The Alpine Eagle collection: reinterpreting an icon

Devised by three generations of gentlemen in the Scheufele family, the Alpine Eagle collection is a modern reinterpretation of the St. Moritz, the first horological creation by Karl-Friedrich Scheufele in the late 1970s. With its pure and assertive design, Alpine Eagle enriches this heritage with powerful inspiration drawn from Nature. Featuring a round case with stylised flanks; a material exclusive to Chopard (Lucent Steel A223); a crown engraved with a compass rose; a bezel with eight functional indexed screws; a textured dial with deep colours and luminescent indications; and a seconds hand shaped like an eagle’s feather, Alpine Eagle radiates a resolutely contemporary look of refined elegance.

Chopard’s independence and integrated skills enables the Maison to perform the entire range of the collection’s production and assembly stages in its own workshops, from movement to bracelet as well as components and case.

Technical details

Alpine Eagle XL Chrono Only Watch

in beadblasted Lucent Steel A223

One-of-a-kind model

 

 

Case:

Beadblasted Lucent Steel A223

Total diameter                                                                                 44.00 mm

Thickness                                                                                        13.15 mm

Water resistance                                                                            100 metres

Crown in beadblasted Lucent Steel A223

with compass rose                                                                         8 mm

Crown guards and pushers in beadblasted Lucent Steel A223

Caseband in beadblasted Lucent Steel A223

Bezel in beadblasted Lucent Steel A223 with eight screws set at a tangent

Glare-proofed sapphire crystal

Exhibition case-back with glare-proofed sapphire crystal and Only Watch logo

 

Movement

Mechanical movement with automatic winding                        Chopard 03.05-C

Column-wheel chronograph with integrated construction

Number of components                                                                310

Diameter                                                                                          28.80 mm

Thickness                                                                                        7.60 mm

Number of jewels                                                                           45

Frequency                                                                                       28,800 vph (4 Hz)

Power reserve                                                                                60 hours

Annual balance with balance-spring featuring a flat terminal curve

Patented chronograph zero-resetting system with pivoting hammers and elastic arm

Patented seconds hand zero-resetting system

Patented vertical coupling clutch

Openworked tungsten alloy central rotor

Chromometer-certified (COSC)

 

Dial and hands

Dial made of granite from Switzerland’s Graubünden region

Black counters with white transfers

Applied rhodium-plated numerals and hour-markers enhanced with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova®

Black inner bezel ring and chronograph counters

Rhodium-plated baton-type hours and minutes hands enhanced with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova®

Rhodium-plated, turquoise-tipped arrow-type seconds hand with eagle feather counterweight

Rhodium-plated, turquoise-tipped chronograph counter hands

 

Functions

Central hours, minutes and chronograph seconds

Semi-instantaneous date display between 4 and 5 o’clock

Chronograph with flyback function

30-minute counter at 3 o’clock

12-hour counter at 9 o’clock

Small seconds at 6 o’clock

Stop-seconds function

Strap and clasp

Black calfskin strap with black bridle stitching and beadblasted titanium inlay

Triple folding clasp in beadblasted Lucent Steel A223

Ref. 298609-3005 – in beadblasted Lucent Steel A223

One-of-a-kind model created for Only Watch

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Greubel Forsey – Balancier Contemporain con nueva caja de oro rojo

Nueva caja de oro rojo para el Balancier Contemporain

Greubel Forsey abrió un nuevo capítulo en su historia con la presentación en 2019 del Balancier Contemporain, con unas dimensiones particularmente modestas: 39,6mm de diámetro, algo innovador para un reloj Greubel Forsey.

En un volumen reducido, el Balancier Contemporain encarna todos los códigos del universo de Greubel Forsey y explora con enorme detalle las tres dimensiones, sin comprometer nunca el rendimiento cronométrico: una verdadera proeza. Tras la versión en oro blanco, se presenta ahora con una nueva caja de oro rojo 5N y una esfera multinivel llena de contrastes que destaca la singularidad de cada una de estas estructuras.

Compuesto por 255 piezas, todas ellas fabricadas y acabadas con el espíritu artesanal de Greubel Forsey, el Balancier Contemporain representa un verdadero desafío arquitectónico. La construcción del movimiento se ha rediseñado completamente para reducir sus dimensiones, con la dificultad no solo de albergar el gran volante en un volumen compacto, sino también principalmente de lograr una creación armoniosa de proporciones óptimas, realizada prestando extrema atención a cada detalle. El Balancier Contemporain de oro rojo 5N juega así con las diferencias de niveles, materiales, volúmenes y acabados, y plasma a la perfección el universo de Greubel Forsey.

Un volante majestuoso, garantía de estabilidad y rendimiento

A las 06:00, captura la atención el gran volante, completamente desarrollado y fabricado en los talleres de Greubel Forsey. Su impresionante diámetro de 12,6mm le proporciona una estabilidad óptima. Se refleja en el telón de fondo de un puente negro pulido que da una impresión de gran profundidad del movimiento. El órgano regulador está equipado con una función de «freno del volante» que puede activarse tirando de la corona. Los seis tornillos de ajuste de oro se han colocado dentro de la parte lisa del volante para permitir un ajuste fino y limitar de este modo la fricción con el aire y las alteraciones que de ella derivan. El resultado es un mejor rendimiento cronométrico y un fácil ajuste.

El universo de Greubel Forsey en una caja de modestas dimensiones

Con un diámetro de tan solo 39,6mm y un grosor de 12,21mm, el Balancier Contemporain se caracteriza por su tamaño, ya que Greubel Forsey suele producir relojes de mayor diámetro. La emblemática caja de oro rojo se prolonga gracias a las asas de perfil tridimensional que forman sutiles y elegantes curvas sesgadas. Estos volúmenes originales destacan gracias a la alternancia de acabados : bisel y asas totalmente pulidos, lado de la carrura y fondo satinado. Sobre el bisel, el cristal de zafiro abovedado proporciona profundidad al movimiento. Por debajo, la arquitectura tridimensional de la esfera multinivel, realizada en los talleres, destaca cada una de las indicaciones.

Un viaje arquitectónico

Con tan solo mirarlo, el Balancier Contemporain nos transporta en un viaje arquitectónico escenificado en varios niveles. En primer lugar, con un largo puente pulido a mano sobre el que reina el volante majestuosamente a las 06:00. Por encima, un segundo puente graneado y biselado muestra el barrilete dorado con el grabado de Greubel Forsey. A las 08:30, en un plano ligeramente más elevado, gira el pequeño segundero y, dos niveles más arriba, se encuentra un puente de grano fino sobre el que se sitúa la indicación de reserva de energía de 72 horas, movida por una delgada aguja de acero azulado. Más a la derecha, a las 02:00, el contraste de colores resalta las indicaciones horarias, mientras que la presencia descentrada del disco horario/minutero destaca gracias al color gris antracita del contorno. Las horas y los minutos están posicionadas en un puente elevado en forma de trípode y están indicados por dos agujas de acero azulado con molduras y un plato pulidos a mano. El viaje por la superficie de la esfera termina con una abertura en la cima que revela el gran volante más abajo, fijado a la parte superior por un puente delgado, cuidadosamente biselado y «pulido en negro».

Una obra de arte oculta a la vista

En el dorso de esta creación subyace una obra de arte realizada con la maestría de los acabados artesanales de los relojes de Greubel Forsey. En la parte central aparece una placa circular de oro rojo grabada. A su alrededor se sitúa un puente de oro blanco en el que es posible descubrir los valores de los fundadores en palabras grabadas en relieve y posteriormente pulidas en negro, así como rubíes engastados en chatones de oro.

El Balancier Contemporain de oro rojo 5N nos sumerge en un emocionante viaje arquitectónico en el que podemos encontrar el enfoque tridimensional en todos los niveles. Todas estas excepcionales arquitecturas están realizadas cuidando al máximo los detalles y con una magistral artesanía en los acabados. El Balancier Contemporain, único por sus dimensiones, es un concentrado de conocimientos que ilustra todo el universo de Greubel Forsey.

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Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Ti 230 

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Ti 230 

La Chaux-de-Fonds, 3 August, 2021 – Girard-Perregaux was founded 230 years ago in 1791, the same year an English clergyman, William Gregor, discovered titanium in Cornwall. With the release of the Laureato Absolute Ti 230, the new model unites the Manufacture’s know-how with the lightweight element. The resultant two watches are contemporary, rich in character and repeatedly play with contrasting shades and shapes. Further highlighting this important anniversary, the Ti 230 blue dial reference will be distributed exclusively through Wempe for the first month following its launch.

This year marks the 230th anniversary of Girard-Perregaux. As part of its celebrations, the Manufacture is revisiting its iconic models and releasing a number of new creations. The story of the Maison began in 1791 when Jean-François Bautte, aged just 19, produced his first pocket watch. However, the most romantic chapter in the brand’s history is when Constant Girard married Marie Perregaux in 1854, culminating in the birth of one of the greatest names in watchmaking.

In 1791, clearly a remarkable year, an English clergyman, William Gregor, discovered a black sand called menachanite in Cornwall. He analysed it and concluded that it contained oxides of iron and an unknown metal. This metal was subsequently identified as titanium, an element named after the Titans, the children of Uranus and Gaea in Greek mythology. Today, titanium is widely used, not only in watchmaking but also in the fields of aerospace, medicine and motorsport, selected for its array of benefits.

The Laureato Absolute Ti 230 unites the two stories of Girard-Perregaux and William Gregor, drawing on know- how amassed over 230 years. Titanium comes in many forms, sometimes alloyed with other elements. Girard- Perregaux prefers to use Grade 5 titanium as it is particularly strong, corrosion resistant, lightweight and hypoallergenic; attributes that enrich the wearer’s experience.

Another reason for using Grade 5 titanium is that the metal can be polished. Girard-Perregaux presents the Laureato Absolute Ti 230 in a 44mm lightly sandblasted case that encompasses polished facets, providing a beautiful gleam and subtle contrast. Successfully combining both types of finish proves more demanding, however, as Girard-Perregaux has repeatedly shown, it never shies from a challenge.

Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Girard-Perregaux, remarks, “With the release of the Laureato Absolute Ti 230 we wanted to create a new version of our iconic watch from 1975. This model is modern but encompasses traditional craftsmanship. The sandwich dial construction and GP’s world-premiere Rubber Alloy strap, this time incorporating titanium, are further sumptuous details that also feature on this watch. Finally, while the price may be more inclusive, the quality remains typically Girard-Perregaux and the watch feels just as exclusive as our other models.”

Kim-Eva Wempe, managing owner of Gerhard D. Wempe KG of Wempe, comments, “Once again, Girard- Perregaux kindly approached us and offered exclusivity for this new model prior to its worldwide launch. We are delighted to have this opportunity and we appreciate the close working relationship we enjoy with Girard- Perregaux, forged over several years but solidified last year when we were fortunate to become their exclusive retailer across Germany.”

The combination of curves and lines are juxtaposed with the octagonal bezel and crown, beautifully playing with contrasts. The Laureato Absolute Ti 230 is available with a choice of a blue or grey dial, augmenting eye-appeal. For the first time, the Maison offers a Laureato Absolute where the crown is encircled with a rubber ring, matching the hue of the rubber strap. This detail may not be obvious at first glance, but it will be familiar to those in the know.

The dial is of a sandwich-type construction, comprised of an upper layer, perforated with numerous openings, sat upon a lower layer. The apertures in the upper layer afford partial sight of the lower layer, presented in grey. By adopting this design approach, the apertures form recessed luminescent baton-type indexes, wonderfully playing with depths, thereby heightening the overall appearance of the dial.

Beating at the heart of the Laureato Absolute Ti 230 is a self-winding Manufacture movement, the Calibre GP03300-1060. It contains 218 components, all produced to Girard-Perregaux’s exacting standards.

Upholding Laureato tradition, the strap is integrated, a characteristic found on the original model released in 1975. The strap, made of GP Rubber Alloy, this time containing titanium, perfectly matches the colour of the dial, and features a fabric effect texture, tastefully enlivened with grey stitching. Girard-Perregaux, consistent with its no-compromise attitude, has selected FKM rubber, a specification that provides greater suppleness and resistance than conventional rubber. The Manufacture has chosen to pair the strap with a titanium folding clasp with a micro-adjustment system, allowing the wearer to fine tune the size to deliver the optimal wrist fit.

The Laureato Absolute Ti 230, as previously stated, is offered in two variants, blue and grey. Each option is limited to 230 pieces

The blue dial version of the Laureato Absolute Ti 230 will be sold exclusively by Wempe for one month in its ten boutiques across Germany as well as its flagship stores in New York and London. Thereafter, the model will be available in all authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers and on the brand’s e-commerce site.

With immediate effect, the grey dial version is available in all authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers as well as the brand’s e-commerce site.

About Girard-Perregaux

Founded in 1791, Girard-Perregaux is one of the oldest fine watchmaking manufactures still in operation and is appreciated by those in the know. This year the company celebrates its 230th anniversary, a fitting testament to the brand’s watchmaking expertise. Indeed, the firm’s history is dotted with exceptional creations that skilfully blend aesthetics and functionality. These models include the iconic Laureato, born in 1975, as well as the legendary Tourbillon ‘With Three Gold Bridges,’ a watch that made the invisible visible, transforming bridges from just a technical element to an integral part of the timepiece – a first in watchmaking. Girard-Perregaux’s place at the vanguard of horological innovation is confirmed by over one hundred recorded patents together with numerous prizes and distinctions. It remains one of the few watchmakers to retain Manufacture status for over two centuries by mastering all the required horological skills in-house and making watches infused with a notable degree of authenticity. While Girard-Perregaux respects its heritage, it continues to look ahead, embracing new technologies, state of the art materials, and fresh takes on iconic shapes.

Girard-Perregaux is part of the Kering Group, a world leader in luxury apparel.

Technical specification

LAUREATO ABSOLUTE TI 230

Reference: 81070-21-001-FB6A (grey dial) Reference: 81070-21-002-FB6A (blue dial) World Price: CHF 8,260

Case

Material: Grade 5 titanium Diameter: 44.00 mm

Height: 14.65 mm

Glass: sapphire anti-reflective

Case-back: secured by 6 screws, engraved Laureato Absolute logo Dial 1: blue, cut out ‘baton’ type indexes with luminescent material Dial 2: grey, cut out ‘baton’ type indexes with luminescent material Hands: ‘baton’ type with luminescent material

Water resistance: 300 metres (30 ATM)

Movement

Reference: GP03300-1060

Self-winding mechanical movement Diameter: 25.95 mm (111/2’’’) Height: 3.36 mm

Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz) Number of components: 218 Number of jewels: 27

Power reserve: min. 46 hours

Functions: Hours, minutes, central seconds, date

Bracelet

Material: blue rubber injected with titanium, fabric effect and grey stitching Material: grey rubber injected with titanium, fabric effect and grey stitching Buckle: titanium, folding clasp with micro adjustment system

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Jaeger-LeCoultre and Amanda Seyfried praising inner elegance

She is, solar, soothing, precious and serene. Amanda Seyfried, friend of the Maison, radiates an aura of quiet confidence. She moves with grace. She speaks with poise, authenticity and beauty. A beauty that transcends time.

Following her dazzling success in the movie Mank – for which she was nominated as Best Supporting Actress at both the Golden Globes and Oscars – Amanda Seyfried has again been in the spotlight, for a specially commissioned photo shoot with Jaeger-LeCoultre. Celebrating the femininity, the photos also mark 90 years since the Reverso was born

For this photo shoot, Jaeger-LeCoultre collaborated with Alique, a Dutch-born and New York-based photographer and artist who is renowned for portraying women from her distinctively female point of view.

In the new photographs, Amanda wears a pink gold Reverso One Duetto Moon from the current collection, styled with a pink gold bracelet and with a burgundy-red leather strap. The styling resonates perfectly with Amanda’s own take on contemporary femininity.

“If I had to define the Reverso, I would say: timeless, innovative, pristine” says Amanda Seyfried.

“I like watches to feel like they can be worn with a shirt or a dress and still fit in with my style,” she says. “The Reverso always hits that spot. It’s hard to believe how much detail and artistry can be etched into such a small case – and to have two faces work so seamlessly in one design is extraordinary. It echoes her ability to play many roles, to be inventive and use all the intricacies of her personality to bring out her talent and finesse.

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Dongyu Zhou joins the OMEGA family

Dongyu Zhou joins the OMEGA family


The world-famous Swiss watch brand welcomes award-winning Chinese actress Dongyu Zhou to its impressive roster of screen legends.

A winner of multiple domestic and foreign film awards, Dongyu Zhou is an accomplished actress capable of delivering convincing and critically acclaimed performances ranging in genres from crime thriller to romantic comedy.


After her outstanding 2010 debut in Zhang Yimou’s film Under the Hawthorn Tree, Dongyu starred in a string of successful films, including Soul Mate (2016), This Is Not What I Expected (2017), Us and Them (2018) and Better Days (2019).

Her many accolades include the Best Actress award at the 53rd Golden Horse Awards in 2016 for her impressive performance in Soul Mate, and best actress for Better Days at the 39th Hong Kong Film Awards and 33rd Golden Rooster Awards.

Dongyu Zhou is the youngest actress to have been honoured with the three most significant film accolades in the history of Chinese film, and OMEGA is thrilled to include her in its distinguished circle of stars, which includes George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Eddie Redmayne and fellow award-winning Chinese actress Liu Shishi.

Clearly proud of the new partnership, OMEGA’s President and CEO Mr. Raynald Aeschlimann called Dongyu Zhou: “A phenomenal talent who embraces OMEGA’s spirit of reinvention and commitment to excellence. Hard working, gracious and original, she represents the best qualities of the emerging generation and we’re honoured to have her in the family”.

The latest star in OMEGA’s universe wears the brand’s 34 mm Constellation Small Seconds released earlier this year. The slender watches, in keeping with the recent 5th generation Constellation makeover, remain true to the collection’s iconic spirit, while also enhancing the design with extra diamonds and a number of unique details.

Speaking of her new role at OMEGA, Dongyu Zhou said:I am truly elated to be joining the OMEGA family. I have always felt that innovation and precision are at the heart of OMEGA, and I am beyond excited to grow with the OMEGA family in this collective pursuit of excellence as one of their brand ambassadors”.

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BERNARD FAVRE – The Planet Diamonds

The Planet Diamonds

BERNARD FAVRE – The Planet Diamonds

This luxurious edition gather Gold 5N plated rings with 116 diamonds 7.09 carats. Association required several trials to obtain a harmonious and balanced double axis movement special edition. The size and the position of each diamonds has been carefully considered by the most meticulous craftsmen of the Watch Valley, specialized in the watch diamonds setting.

The Planet Diamonds version is available with one or three diamonds setting rings, and a full diamonds setting base for an ultimate effect.

The Planet Diamonds

The Planet Diamonds

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Rolex presenta el Oyster Perpetual Explorer II, desafiar a lo extremo!!

Reloj Rolex - Explorer II

Rolex presenta el Oyster Perpetual Explorer II, desafiar a lo extremo!!

DESAFIAR A LO EXTREMO

Rolex presenta el Oyster Perpetual Explorer II de nueva generación. Este reloj-herramienta de acero Oystersteel, ideado para los exploradores más intrépidos, luce de ahora en adelante una caja y un brazalete rediseñados. Su nuevo diseño le confiere unas líneas especialmente armoniosas y equilibradas, al tiempo que mantiene la fidelidad a la estética histórica del modelo.

La esfera lacada blanca y las agujas de las horas, minutos y segundos lacadas se distinguen por un acabado mate. La aguja 24 horas conserva su emblemático color naranja, tonalidad en la que el nombre «Explorer II» aparece inscrito sobre la esfera desde el año 2011.

El Explorer II de nueva generación está dotado, además, de visualización Chromalight optimizada. Una vez el reloj está sumido en la oscuridad, la intensidad de la tenue luz azul emitida por los índices y las agujas se mantiene durante más tiempo gracias al innovador y exclusivo material luminiscente del que estos elementos de visualización están rellenos o cubiertos. A la luz del día, su tono blanco es más vivo.

El Explorer II de nueva generación está equipado con el calibre 3285, un movimiento a la vanguardia de la tecnología relojera.

Como todos los relojes Rolex, el Oyster Perpetual Explorer II cuenta con la certificación de Cronómetro Superlativo, que garantiza su excelente rendimiento en la muñeca.

Reloj Rolex - Explorer II

Reloj Rolex – Explorer II

EL RELOJ DE LOS CONFINES DE LA TIERRA

El Explorer II da continuidad al vínculo que une desde siempre a Rolex con el mundo de la exploración. Presentado en 1971, este reloj robusto y fiable enseguida se impuso como un componente esencial de las equipaciones de quienes se aventuran a explorar los confines de la Tierra, en entornos a menudo extremos. Gracias a su visualización 24 horas constituida por una aguja adicional y un bisel grabado, el Explorer II permite distinguir sin equívoco las horas del día de las de la noche. Una opción especialmente útil en las zonas en las que la alternancia entre día y noche no resulta evidente, o simplemente no existe, como bajo tierra o en las regiones polares, donde reinan seis meses de oscuridad y seis meses de luz solar. Esta visualización también permite, en determinadas condiciones, utilizar el reloj como brújula. La visualización 24 horas puede servir asimismo para indicar la hora de un segundo huso horario.
Oyster Perpetual Explorer II, 42 mm, acero Oyster

CAJA OYSTER, SÍMBOLO DE HERMETICIDAD

Ejemplo de robustez y fiabilidad, la caja Oyster del Explorer II de nueva generación, de 42 mm de diámetro, garantiza una hermeticidad de hasta 100 metros de profundidad. Su carrura se trabaja a partir de un bloque macizo de acero Oystersteel, una aleación especialmente resistente a la corrosión. Su fondo, con un fino sistema de acanalado, está herméticamente enroscado con ayuda de una herramienta especial; tan solo los relojeros autorizados por Rolex pueden acceder de este modo al movimiento. La corona Twinlock, provista de un sistema de doble hermeticidad y de protectores tallados en la carrura, se enrosca sólidamente a la caja. El cristal, coronado por la lente Cyclops en la posición de las 3 h para una mejor lectura de la fecha, está realizado en zafiro prácticamente imposible de rayar. Totalmente hermética, la caja Oyster protege de forma óptima el movimiento que alberga en su interior.

CALIBRE PERPETUAL 3285

El Explorer II de nueva generación está equipado con el calibre 3285, un movimiento completamente desarrollado y manufacturado por Rolex, presentado en 2018 e integrado en este modelo de 2021. Este movimiento mecánico de cuerda automática, concentrado de tecnología, ha sido objeto de varios depósitos de patente. Presenta un elevado rendimiento en materia de precisión, autonomía, resistencia a los golpes y a los campos magnéticos, comodidad de uso y fiabilidad.

El calibre 3285 cuenta con el escape Chronergy patentado por Rolex, que combina un alto rendimiento energético con una gran seguridad de funcionamiento. Está fabricado en níquel‑fósforo y es insensible a los campos magnéticos. Este movimiento cuenta también con una versión optimizada de la espiral Parachrom azul, fabricada por la marca en una aleación paramagnética que hace que sea hasta diez veces más precisa que una espiral convencional en caso de golpes. La espiral Parachrom azul está provista, además, de una curva final Rolex que garantiza la regularidad de la marcha en todas las posiciones. El oscilador está montado sobre amortiguadores de golpes Paraflex de alto rendimiento, desarrollados y patentados por Rolex, que ofrecen al movimiento una resistencia mayor a los golpes.

El calibre 3285 lleva un mecanismo de cuerda automática por rotor Perpetual. Gracias a su arquitectura de barrilete y al rendimiento superior de su escape, posee una reserva de marcha de aproximadamente 70 horas.

Reloj Rolex - Explorer II

Reloj Rolex – Explorer II

BRAZALETE OYSTER Y CIERRE DE SEGURIDAD OYSTERLOCK

El Explorer de nueva generación está provisto de un brazalete Oyster. Desarrollado a finales de la década de 1930, este brazalete de tres elementos destaca por su robustez.

El brazalete Oyster de este nuevo reloj está equipado con un cierre de seguridad desplegable Oysterlock, diseñado y patentado por Rolex, que previene cualquier apertura involuntaria. Dispone del cómodo sistema de extensión rápida Easylink, desarrollado por la marca, que permite ajustar fácilmente su longitud en torno a unos 5 mm. Además, un sistema de fijación invisible ofrece una perfecta continuidad visual entre el brazalete y la caja.

CERTIFICACIÓN DE CRONÓMETRO SUPERLATIVO
Como todos los relojes Rolex, el Oyster Perpetual Explorer cuenta con la certificación de Cronómetro Superlativo redefinida por Rolex en 2015. Esta denominación atestigua que cada reloj que sale de los talleres de la marca ha superado con éxito una serie de pruebas llevadas a cabo por Rolex en sus laboratorios internos y con arreglo a sus propios criterios. Estas pruebas de certificación se efectúan al conjunto del reloj, una vez encajado el movimiento, con el fin de garantizar su rendimiento superlativo en la muñeca en materia de precisión, hermeticidad, cuerda automática y autonomía. La precisión de un Cronómetro Superlativo Rolex es del orden de –2/+2 segundos al día (la desviación de marcha tolerada por la marca para un reloj terminado es mucho menor que la admitida por el Control Oficial Suizo de Cronómetros [COSC] para la certificación oficial del movimiento por sí solo).
El estatus de Cronómetro Superlativo se simboliza mediante el sello verde que incluyen todos los relojes Rolex y que va acompañado de una garantía internacional de cinco años.

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Christie’s Watches Online: The New York Edition – “Andy Warhols Patek Philippe calatrava watch”

Christie’s Watches Online: The New York Edition

A selection of highlights from our upcoming sale

Patek Philippe, Perpetual Calendar, Chronograph, Platinum, Diamonds, Ref. 3990E

CIRCA: 1994
CASE MATERIAL: Platinum, Diamonds
CASE DIAMETER: 35.5mm
MOVEMENT NO’:876.839
CASE NO’: 2.945.342
DIAL: Black, Diamonds
MOVEMENT: Manual
FUNCTIONS: Perpetual Calendar, Chronograph
BOX: Yes
PAPERS: No
ACCESSORIES: Patek Philippe Platinum and Diamond Tang Buckle, An Additional White Diamond Patek Philippe Dial, A Patek Philippe Extract From the Archives Confirming Date of Sale: September 14th, 1994, Product Literature, Patek Philippe Service Box, Patek Philippe Presentation Box
$150,000-250,000


Patek Philippe, American Calendar Pocket Watch, 18K Yellow Gold, Ref. 725/4

CIRCA: 1969
CASE MATERIAL: 18k Yellow Gold
CASE DIAMETER: 46mm
MOVEMENT NO’: 931.257
CASE NO’: 327.503
DIAL: White
MOVEMENT: Manual
FUNCTIONS: American Calendar, Digital Display, Moonphases,
Subsidiary Seconds
BOX: No
PAPERS: No
ACCESORIES: A Patek Philippe Extract From the Archives Confirming
Date of Sale April 17th, 1973
$30,000-50,000


Patek Philippe, Retailed by Hausmann & Co., 18K Gold Wristwatch, Ref. 570, Formerly Owned by Andy Warhol

CIRCA:1954
CASE MATERIAL: 18k Yellow Gold
CASE DIAMETER: 35.5mm
DIAL: Silver
MOVEMENT: Manual
FUNCTIONS: Time Only
BOX: No
PAPERS: No
ACCESSORIES: A Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on June 20, 1955, Sotheby’s 1988 Jewelry and Watches Catalogs, featuring this watch as Lot 264 of the December section ‘The Andy Warhol Collection’
$45,000-95,000


Cartier, Crash, 18K Pink Gold, Ref. W1544251

CIRCA: 2003
CASE MATERIAL: 18k Pink Gold
CASE DIAMETER: 38mm X 23mm
DIAL: White
MOVEMENT: Manual
FUNCTIONS: Time Only
BOX: No
PAPERS: No
ACCESSORIES: 18k Pink Gold Cartier Deployant Buckle, Cartier Sales Receipt Dated December 31, 2003, A Cartier Valuation Report for insurance value Dated September 27, 20
$40,000-60,000


Rolex, Triple Calendar, Chronograph, Steel, Ref. 6036

CIRCA: 1963
CASE MATERIAL: Steel
CASE DIAMETER: 36.5mm
SERIAL NO: 943969
DIAL: White
MOVEMENT: Manual
FUNCTIONS: Day, Date, Month, Chronograph
CALIBER: 72C
BOX: No
PAPERS: No
$80,000-120,000


Breguet, 18K White Gold, Skeletonized, Tourbillion, Ref. 3355

CIRCA: 2010s
CASE MATERIAL: 18k White Gold
CASE DIAMETER: 36mm
DIAL: Skeletonized
MOVEMENT: Manual
FUNCTIONS: Skeletonized, Tourbillon
BOX: No
PAPERS: No
ACCESSORIES: White Gold Tang Buckle
$30,000-50,000


Rolex, Chronograph, Steel, Ref. 6034

CIRCA: 1963
CASE MATERIAL: Steel
CASE DIAMETER: 36.5mm
SERIAL: 907700
BRACELET MATERIAL: Steel
BRACELET SIZE: Approximately 165mm Overall Length
DIAL: White
MOVEMENT: Manual
FUNCTIONS: Chronograph
BOX: No
PAPERS: No
$20,000-40,000


Rolex, Sea Dweller, “Great White”, Steel, Ref. 1665

CIRCA: 1978 CASE MATERIAL: Steel
CASE DIAMETER: 40mm
SERIAL: 5410564
BRACELET MATERIAL: Steel
BRACELET SIZE: Approximately 185mm Overall Length
DIAL: Black
MOVEMENT: Automatic
FUNCTIONS: Date,
BOX: No
PAPERS: No
ACCESSORIES: Original Crystal Included
$18,000-24,000


Patek Philippe, Nautilus, Steel, Diamonds, Ref. 3800/1

CIRCA: 1996
CASE MATERIAL: Steel
CASE DIAMETER: 35.5mm
MOVEMENT NO’: 3.021.860
CASE NO’:4.009.746
BRACELET MATERIAL: Steel
BRACELET SIZE: Approximately 175mm Overall Length
DIAL: Black, Diamonds
MOVEMENT: Automatic
FUNCTIONS: Date
BOX: Yes
PAPERS: No
ACCESSORIES: Patek Philippe Outer Box, Patek Philippe Presentation Box, A Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives, Confirming Date of Sale February, 26th 1997
$30,000-50,000


Patek Philippe, Perpetual Caledar Chronograph, Yellow Gold, Ref. 5970J, Double Sealed

ψ This image is of a similar watch of the same model for display purposes only and is not the actual watch being offered for sale nor included in this lot. The endangered species strap is also shown for display purposes only and is not for sale. The actual watch for sale will be supplied with a calf leather strap.
CIRCA: 2008
CASE MATERIAL: 18k Yellow Gold
CASE DIAMETER: 40mm
DIAL: White
MOVEMENT: Manual
FUNCTIONS: Perpetual Calendar, Chronograph, Moonphases
BOX: Yes
PAPERS: Yes
ACCESSORIES: 18k Yellow Gold Patek Philippe Buckle, Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Patek Philippe Presentation Box, Leather Folder, Product Literature
ψ Please note the endangered species strap is shown for display purposes only and is not for sale. Upon sale, this watch bag will be cut and the watch will be supplied to the buyer with a non CITES strap (not shown). For further information please refer to the Conditions of Sale.
$100,000-150,000

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HUBLOT UNVEILS THE BIG BANG E UEFA EURO 2020™

Kylian_Mbappe HUBLOT

HUBLOT UNVEILS THE BIG BANG E UEFA EURO 2020™

Hublot is celebrating its association with the UEFA EURO 2020™ tournament by presenting a dazzling array of new releases, including the official timepiece of the UEFA EURO 2020™ European Championship – the Big Bang e connected watch – as well as a brand-new podcast featuring interviews with the greatest sporting icons, topped off with an NFT for the first two hundred customers to purchase the watch.

Hublot Loves Football!
There are just 30 days to go before UEFA EURO 2020™ kicks off! Fans around the world are delighted to finally follow this competition, which has been postponed for a year as a result of the pandemic. To celebrate, Hublot is unveiling its Big Bang e UEFA Euro 2020TM connected watch. Once again, Hublot is enabling football fans to keep pace with the competition by wearing their very own virtual stadium on their wrist. This is a story that started during the 2018 FIFA World CupTM in Russia. Hublot is now back with an enhanced model, available in a limited-edition of 1,000 pieces.


” Hublot loves Football! And such a long wait will only serve to increase our enjoyment! Launching our new Big Bang e UEFA EURO 2020™ watch and our new “Hublot Fusion Podcast” at the same time enables the whole footballing world to be connected in the lead-up to the much anticipated UEFA EURO 2020™ tournament. We are bringing people together around the noble values of sport, all thanks to the sophistication of our technology.” – Ricardo Guadalupe, HUBLOT CEO

After a year-long postponement during the pandemic, for the first time in its history the UEFA EURO 2020™ European Championship will be held in 11 cities in 11 different countries. The bezel on the Big Bang e watch sports the colours of the flags of the 12 nations initially planned to host.  Aesthetically, it features the attributes of the brand’s iconic Big Bang model. For greater ergonomics, it is available in a 42 mm case in Black Magic, the spectacular polished black ceramic developed by Hublot technicians, which is water-resistant to a depth of 30 metres. The sapphire crystal means the AMOLED high definition touchscreen is easy to use while, just like a mechanical watch, the push-button on the rotary crown is used to activate its functions.

It is fitted with a complex electronic module developed in partnership with other brands within the LVMH group. It operates on WearOS by Google software, which has been adapted and perfected to meet Hublot’s requirements, notably via an app specially dedicated to football which enables users to follow the competition in real time. Amongst the features of this watch, in addition, of course, to following the timing of the matches with timekeeping, half-time, extra time and the end of the match, the Big Bang e also notifies the wearer of cards awarded, player substitutions, penalties and goals. There is also the option to view information on the team line-ups, the players’ rankings and their position on the field. Moreover, users will also be able to download, free of charge, dials in the colour of their country exclusively developed for the Big Bang e from the Google Play Store, an offer not compatible with other connected watches already available on the market. In addition, as well as the magnificent rubber strap with titanium deployant buckle clasp supplied as standard, fans will have the opportunity to purchase other straps in the colours of their favourite teams. These will be easily interchangeable thanks to the famous one-click system developed by Hublot.

For the UEFA EURO 2020™ European Championship, Hublot will be equipping all the referees officiating during the tournament with special Big Bang e Referee watches. This special version will help the refereeing body to manage the timekeeping of the matches and any extra time, and will be connected to Goal-line technology and the famous VAR video control system. The board used by the fourth official to show player substitutions will also be sporting Hublot colours.

In its drive to continue pushing the boundaries of innovation, Hublot has pursued its exploration in every dimension of technology and so, from 12th May, is launching a podcast series called “Hublot Fusion Podcast”. Hosted by French sports broadcast journalist Anne-Laure Bonnet, these 12 episodes will feature interviews with footballing legends, as well as with friends and ambassadors of Hublot. The podcasts will focus on the 12 universal values of victory: solidarity, union, passion, commitment, inclusion, equality, friendship, justice, respect, fair play, tolerance and sharing.In another major new initiative, 200 customers of the Big Bang e joining the Hublotista community will be given a non-fungible token (NFT) containing an excerpt from one of the episodes of the “Hublot Fusion Podcast”! These tokens were developed with the leading ETHEREUM software company : ConsenSys. The tokens strictly comply with the ERC-1155 standard, and their owners can exchange these tokens on platforms which are benchmarks in the world of NFTs, including OpenSea.

The 1,000 Hublot Big Bang e UEFA EURO 2020™ connected watches are available exclusively on the brand’s e-commerce platform www.hublot.com from May 12th until May 26th, and then in Hublot boutiques.

 Broadcasting schedule for episodes of the “Hublot Fusion Podcast”:

12 May:           Kylian Mbappé Podcast
24 May:          David Trezeguet & Laure Boulleau Podcast
27 May:          Xherdan Shaqiri & Michel Pont Podcast
31 May:          Gareth Southgate & Dina Asher-Smith Podcast
3 June:            Roberto Martinez & Kevin Pietersen Podcast
7 June:            Didier Deschamps Podcast
10 June:          Björn Kuipers Podcast
16 June:          Ada Hegerberg & Usain Bolt Podcast
23 June:          Marcel Desailly & Samuel Ross Podcast
30 June:        José Mourinho Podcast
7 July:             Alex Morgan & Dustin Johnson Podcast
9 July:             Pelé Podcast

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GREUBEL FORSEY – BALANCIER S

GREUBEL FORSEY – BALANCIER S

Timepiece with four hands • hours and minutes • small seconds • power-reserve • 30° inclined GREUBEL FORSEY balance wheel system

This creation combines fully – and visibly –sport and chronometry. Circular from above, its case reveals the unique arched ovoid shape from other angles, and its slim profile reinforces its dynamic new momentum

The oval, arched sapphire crystal follows the curvature of the case. The perfect osmosis between the case and the movement is emphasized, technically and visually, by a daring double suspended arched bridge holding an inclined gear train and curved central hour and minute hands. These striking elements integrate and extend over the inclined balance wheel giving the timepiece its powerful identity, but also assuring its outstanding chronometric performance

The large inclined balance wheel at 7 o’clock stands out. Entirely developed and made within the Greubel Forsey Atelier, this balance wheel is distinguished by its oversized 12.6 mm diameter, ensuring excellent timekeeping performance. Its 30° angle provides this timepiece with excellent chronometric performance and is prominently visible in action thanks to the unique movement architecture

Balancier S

The exceptional chronometry of this creation is combined with an unequivocally sporty case. Made of titanium and water resistant to 100 metres, its powerful case shape is distinguished by its lightness and comfort on the wrist. Its robustness protects the movement’s reliability and chronometric performance at all times