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Skeleton Concept reimagines the Rolex GMT-Master II Batman for Paris Saint-Germain footballer Presnel Kimpembe
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Skeleton Concept reimagines the Rolex GMT-Master II Batman for Paris Saint-Germain footballer Presnel Kimpembe

Skeleton Concept reimagines the Rolex GMT-Master II Batman for Paris Saint-Germain footballer Presnel Kimpembe

PRESNEL KIMPEMBE

Presnel Kimpembe was born on August 13, 1995 in France, to a Congolese father and Haitian mother. Named after his maternal grandfather, for him the value of family has always been of utmost importance. Passionated with football since a young age, Kimpembe took his first steps in football at the age of 10 years old. He made his professional debut for Paris Saint-Germain in 2014 and participated in the UEFA Champions league for the first time in February 2017. Presnel Kimpembe was born to become a winner: he won his first “French champion” title with Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season. France and the rest of the world had the pleasure to discover his talent and joviality over the summer of 2018, during which he was crowned World Champion with Didier Deschamps’ french team “les Bleus”. Since then, Kimpembe keeps playing for PSG as a centre-back with the club’s emblem bolted to his heart.

Skeleton Concept reimagines the Rolex GMT-Master II Batman for Paris Saint-Germain footballer Presnel Kimpembe

Skeleton Concept reimagines the Rolex GMT-Master II Batman for Paris Saint-Germain footballer Presnel Kimpembe

THE KIMPEMBE CONCEPT

When we first met with Presnel Kimpembe, we discovered a very passionate and creative man with a special sense of aesthetics and fashion.  It’s not for nothing that Kimpembe began his own streetwear collection in 2020. Once the football player finds an interest in something, he wants to get to the bottom of it, understand and master the subject to its smallest details. That’s also what happened during the process of creating his exclusive Skeleton Concept timepiece.

Never doing things halfway, Kimpembe challenged our watchmakers into skeletonizing his Rolex®  GMT-MASTER II “Batman”. A real technical challenge that has never been taken up by any other team of master watchmakers before us. Another requirement was to keep the “sportswear” aspect of the timepiece and intensify the blue color on the bezel, since it is his signature color.

A TECHNICAL FEAT

Due to the particularity of the movement and its 2 complications (the date disc and the second GMT time zone), hundreds of hours of hard work and several sketches were needed to create the design and craft it. Our master watchmakers had to use a lot of ingenuity and creativity in order to find the technical solutions to keep the complications working all the while skeletonizing the cutout of the dial and the rest of the movement in a harmonious and flattering way.

The density of the original movement of the GMT-Master II, required a particular attention. A special sandblasting treatment was made in order to keep the consistency of the timepiece and add a matte  aspect to its visual beauty. The movement has been fully refined. Its color is a beautiful pale Oyster steel gray that enhances the bi-color blue and black bezel – carefully chosen by the World cup Champion, Kimpembe. The matte bracelet in Oyster steel fits perfectly with the color palette chosen for this design.

Skeleton Concept reimagines the Rolex GMT-Master II Batman for Paris Saint-Germain footballer Presnel Kimpembe

Skeleton Concept reimagines the Rolex GMT-Master II Batman for Paris Saint-Germain footballer Presnel Kimpembe

A FLOATING VISUAL EFFECT ON THE MOVEMENT

The smooth handmade anglage adds life and volume to the movement that is achievable only in haute horology. The strong-edged plate with its Rubi creates a nice and delightful reflection of the light. Thanks to the superposition of the Sapphire module of the date, the numbers on the dial seem to be “floating”, as if suspended in air…. almost transparent.

We also gave Kimpembe a special nod: the number 3 on the date module is in blue – as “3” is his number on the football team. The Kimpembe Concept turned the GMT-Master II watch into a dynamic and elegant timepiece. The skeletonized timepiece is of exceptional finesse, the result is exquisite.

WORD OF PRESNEL KIMPEMBE

“Ever since I was a young boy, I’ve always been a fan of everything that has to do with customization. I have been lucky to learn more about the fascinating and complicated world of horology, thanks to the master watchmakers of Skeleton Concept. The process of personalizing my timepiece has been marvelous to me. I feel blessed and lucky to wear such a unique timepiece.

Specifications

MODEL CASE

 

Oyster, 40 mm, Oystersteel

 

OYSTER ARCHITECTURE

Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown

 

DIAMETER

40 mm

 

MATERIAL

Oystersteel

 

BEZEL

Bidirectional rotatable 24-hour graduated bezel.

Two-colour blue and black Cerachrom insert in ceramic,

moulded numerals and graduations

 

WINDING CROWN

Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system

 

CRYSTAL

 Scratch-resistant sapphire, , Cyclops lens over the date

 

WATER RESISTANCE

Waterproof to 100 meters / 330 feet

 

MOVEMENT

Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding, GMT function

CALIBER

3186, Manufacture Rolex

 

PRECISION

-2/+2 sec/day, after casing

 

FUNCTIONS

Centre hour, minute and seconds hands.

24-hour display. Second time zone with independent rapid-setting

of the hour hand. Instantaneous date.

Stop-seconds for precise time setting

 

OSCILLATOR

Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring.

High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers

 

WINDING

Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor

 

POWER RESERVE

Approximately 72 hours

 

BRACELET

Oyster, five-piece links

 

BRACELET MATERIAL

Oystersteel

 

CLASP

Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with

Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

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Girard-Perregaux – Luxury Watch – Bridges Quasar Azure

Girard-Perregaux – Luxury Watch – Bridges Quasar Azure

BRIDGES QUASAR AZURE REF : 99295-43-002-UA2A

The ability to reveal the art in precision engineering is among Girard-Perregaux’s greatest achievements. The Quasar Light honours this legacy by engineering transparency to the extreme. Named after the most brilliant of astronomical entities, it is an epic masterpiece with gleaming aerial views of the Manufacture’s most iconic movement encased in Swiss-made Sapphire, exclusively available in just 8 pieces.

SEDUCED BY THE LIGHT

The Quasar Azure is a brilliantly bold expression of the company’s technical mastery, contemporary design and rich heritage. Sapphire is extremely difficult to craft because of its hardness. The case is formed, coloured, milled and polished by Girard-Perregaux artisans through a protracted process, taking over 200 hours. Set within the azure blue case, the tourbillon seemingly floats. The wearer is also indulged with aerial views of the Neo Bridges, a Girard-Perregaux signature inspired by architectural structures.

THE CALIBRE GP09400-1035

The GP09400 is developed and manufactured in-house. Thanks to its ingenious construction, the barrel was resized in order to house a longer barrel spring and to offer a longer power reserve, min. 60 hours instead of 48 hours for the traditional model.

WATCH

CASE

Material:  Blue sapphire
Diameter:  46,00 mm
Height:  15,25 mm
Case-back:  Sapphire anti-reflective “box”
Dial: No dial
Water resistance:  3 ATM

STRAP

Material:  Shiny anthracite Fabric
Buckle:  Triple folding
Buckle material:  Titanium DLC
LIMITED EDITION OF 8 TIMEPIECES

MOVEMENT

CALIBRE

Number: GP09400-1035

Type: Self-winding mechanical movement

Diameter: 36.00 mm (16”’)

Height: 9,54 mm

Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h – (3Hz)

Number of components:  260

Jewels: 27

Power reserve: Min. 60 hours

FUNCTIONS

Hours, minutes, tourbillon, small seconds on the tourbillon.
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Pink for Summer, Pink for Hope Zenith takes on a worthy cause for women with the defy 21 pink edition

2020 is a milestone year for Zenith in its creation of watches tailored exclusively for women. Never afraid to adopt colours rarely explored in watchmaking, Zenith has created its most flamboyantly feminine watch to date, the DEFY 21 Pink Edition featuring the world’s first pink-treated movement. In association with Pink Ribbon Switzerland, Zenith commits to supporting a cause that affects countless women around the world.

PINK FOR SUMMER, PINK FOR HOPE: ZENITH TAKES ON A WORTHY CAUSE FOR WOMEN WITH THE DEFY 21 PINK EDITION

Fitting of the DEFY 21’s lightning-fast 1/100th of a second chronograph movement and edgy design, Zenith has created for the first time ever in a mechanical watch an astonishingly pink PVD treated movement in the DEFY 21 Pink Edition, which is sure to make an audacious statement this summer.

Its rose gold case with sharp facets exudes out a different kind of brilliance, with 288 white diamonds of varying sizes perfectly set into the case. The rose gold bezel adds another layer of vivid sparkle, with 44 scintillating baguette-cut pink sapphire stones. Echoing the dashing tones of the watch’s exterior, the open black and golden dial reveals the striking metallic pink treated movement, which extends from the dial side right through to the star-shaped oscillating rotor on the back.

Recognizing the need to spread positivity and hope to countless women around the world who are battling breast cancer, pink takes on another meaning with the DEFY 21 Pink Edition. The Pink Ribbon is the international symbol for those who have been affected by the indiscriminate disease, helping to spread awareness and support for those who need it.

Zenith is proud to announce that it will be joining the global Pink Ribbon awareness movement, where a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the DEFY 21 Pink Edition will be donated to Pink Ribbon Switzerland. Zenith will also take part in the 10th Anniversary Pink Ribbon Switzerland Music Gala as an auction partner, to be held on 26th September at the Dolder Grand in Zurich. To lend its support and help raise funds, Zenith will offer a unique execution of this watch, the DEFY 21 “Pink Ribbon” edition, for the charity auction, where all proceeds from the auction sale will finance the VISION I project of SAKK (The Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research), a non-profit organization which has been conducting clinical trials in oncology since 1965 and promises to provide breast cancer patients gentler and better care.

The DEFY 21 Pink Edition will be available at Zenith boutiques and retailers worldwide as of August 2020.

ZENITH: TIME TO REACH YOUR STAR.

Zenith exists to inspire individuals to pursue their dreams and make them come true – against all odds. Since its establishment in 1865, Zenith became the first watch manufacture in the modern sense of the term, and its watches have accompanied extraordinary figures that dreamt big and strived to achieve the impossible – from Louis Blériot’s history-making flight across the English Channel to Felix Baumgartner’s record-setting stratospheric free-fall jump.

With innovation as its guiding star, Zenith features exceptional in-house developed and manufactured movements in all its watches. From the first automatic chronograph, the El Primero, to the fastest chronograph with a 1/100th of a second precision, the El Primero 21, as well as the Inventor that reinvents the regulating organ by replacing the 30+ components with a single monolithic element, the manufacture is always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Zenith has been shaping the future of Swiss watchmaking since 1865, accompanying those who dare to challenge themselves and break barriers. The time to reach your star is now.

DEFY EL PRIMERO 21 PINK EDITION

Reference:              22.9004.9004/73.R598

Key points: World premiere with a Pink PVD treated movement. Pink sapphires on the bezel : ~2.12 cts. Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second. 1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz); 1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50 Hz). TIME LAB Chronometer certified.

Movement: El Primero 9004 automatic – Pink colored main plate on movement + Special pink colored oscillating weight with satined finishings

Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)

Power reserve min. 50 hours

Functions : 1/100th of a second chronograph functions. Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock. Hours and minutes in the centre. Small seconds at 9 o’clock, Central chronograph hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 60-second counter at 6 o’clock

Price 64900 CHF

Case Material: Rose gold set with sapphires & diamonds

Case 288 VVS brilliant-cut diamonds

Carats ~5.00 cts

Bezel 44 VVS pink baguette-cut sapphire

Dial: Openworked with two different-coloured counters

Water resistance: 3 ATM

Hour markers: gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1

Hands : gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1

Bracelet & Buckle: Black Rubber with Pink alligator leather coating. Gold & Titanium double folding clasp.

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Presentamos la nueva colección OMEGA Constellation Gents

En el mundo de la relojería, la Constelación de OMEGA ha sido durante mucho tiempo un símbolo de precisión exquisita y estilo atemporal. Ahora, se lanza con orgullo la próxima generación de modelos para hombres.

Presentamos la nueva colección OMEGA Constellation Gents


Los nuevos relojes de 41 mm reflejan un espíritu particularmente audaz y sofisticado, mientras que también capturan maravillosamente los rasgos de diseño más famosos de Constellation, como las garras icónicas y las facetas de media luna en cada extremo de la caja.

Además, OMEGA ha integrado algunos de sus mejores y más avanzados materiales de relojería en los diseños. Esto incluye modelos en acero inoxidable, oro de 18 quilates o una combinación de ambos. Además, casi todos los biseles han sido fabricados en cerámica pulida, replicando el aspecto del Constellation Manhattan original de 1982, que utilizaba cristal de zafiro brillante.

Solo un modelo de la nueva colección presenta su propio bisel de acero inoxidable, que está realzado por números romanos ennegrecidos. Para los otros modelos con biseles de cerámica, los números romanos se han producido en OMEGA Ceragold ™ o Liquidmetal ™.

reloj de lujo

El biselado a lo largo de los bordes de la caja y las garras ha proporcionado a la colección un aspecto más esbelto en comparación con los modelos del pasado, e incluso la corona se ha remodelado sutilmente para agregar estilo. Además de este efecto, las manos han recibido una actualización delgada, y los nuevos índices se inspiran en el horizonte de Manhattan, especialmente en las facetas triangulares de Freedom Tower.

La mayoría de los nuevos modelos 2020 se presentarán en correas de cuero con forro de goma antibacteriano. Un enlace metálico decorativo conecta cada lado de la correa a la caja, creando una apariencia única propia. Aquellos que prefieren un aspecto metálico general pueden combinar su nuevo modelo con cualquier pulsera de la colección Constellation 39mm, o su correa de cuero completa.

Finalmente, el fondo de caja presenta cristal de zafiro que ofrece una vista del calibre OMEGA Master Co-Axial Calibre 8900/8901 en su interior. Todos los relojes han sido certificados por Master Chronometer por el Instituto Federal Suizo de Metrología (METAS) con los más altos estándares de precisión, rendimiento y resistencia magnética de la industria.

OMEGA’s Aqua Terra Jewellery is an absolute gem
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OMEGA’s Aqua Terra Jewellery is an absolute gem

The extraordinary Seamaster Aqua Terra is a dress watch looking for an occasion.
Crafted with the most incredible selection of precious materials, it is bold, gold and unashamedly glamorous.

OMEGA’s Aqua Terra Jewellery is an absolute gem


Cased in 18K Sedna™ gold, it has a silvery guilloche wave pattern dial paved with 191 diamonds and a diamond-set bezel. The 18K Sedna™ gold dial is set with marquise-cut ruby hour markers fixed with 18K Sedna™ gold holders.

The diamond-polished, facetted hour-minute hands are also in 18K Sedna™ gold and filled with white Super-LumiNova, which emits a beautiful blue glow.


Those willing to take their eyes off the diamond-paved dial, long enough to turn the watch over, will find a polished-brushed screw-in caseback with wave-edged design, engraved with AQUA TERRA, CO-AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER and the watch’s water resistance.

To complement the ruby hour markers, the Seamaster Aqua Terra Jewellery sports a glossy red leather strap, fixed with an 18K Sedna™ gold clasp.

It’s not all about good looks. What’s not on show is equally impressive. Powering the watch is the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8807, able to resist magnetic fields of up to 15,000 gauss.


Available in 34 and 38 mm, OMEGA’s Seamaster Aqua Terra Jewellery is a spectacular blend of precious materials and METAS certified precision. A watch perfect for confident women, willing to wear red and turn heads. Proud owners can expect a 5-year warranty and hundreds of compliments.

Luxury Watch - HYT Soonow Instant Rainbow
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Luxury Watch – HYT Soonow Instant Rainbow

This is HYT’s Soonow Instant Rainbow, a piece that represents a point between two beats.

HYT is that brand that little by little everyone is getting to know, you know that they have a quite original way of expressing time, since they do it through liquids.

Luxury Watch – HYT Soonow Instant Rainbow

Integrating the HYT-patented fluidic module, this multi-color watch displays time and light with its intrinsic magic, just as a ray of light interacts with a drop of water to create a rainbow. Its design is based on the truth that both are in constant motion. His message is that both should always be appreciated and never repressed. Yellow and blue, two of the three primary colors, trace the paths of past and future time respectively.

Luxury Watch - HYT Soonow Instant Rainbow

Luxury Watch – HYT Soonow Instant Rainbow

Soonow Instant Rainbow Sphere

This is not the only reason why HYT is on everyone’s lips right now. This happens because they are in a very sweet moment that we could call a creative peak. It has been possible due to a few years of uninterrupted work and much trial and error.

The Soonow is a piece that comes from the evolution of a series of works and collections, which has led this brand to tackle a defined design. All this is based on several years of work that has led them to get their own very interesting concept.


Three-quarter view of HYT’s Soonow Instant Rainbow

HYT presents the Soonow Instant Rainbow, what is this watch about?
In itself the Soonow by HYT is a piece full of symbolism, since it represents that moment in which the future meets the past, which is nothing other than the present. What Soonow wants to tell us is that this now can be potentially lasting, it can be there forever, because it makes that moment become constant.

On this statement HYT establishes an analogy with the Soonow Instant Rainbow, because in the same way that it is impossible to stop or preserve a fragment of time, neither is it possible to program or decide the duration of a rainbow. The only thing we can really do is enjoy those rainbows while they stay with us.

The complete HYT Soonow Instant Rainbow

This is why HYT’s Soonow Instant Rainbow adopts this multi-color aesthetic, where it establishes that simple analogy in which time and rainbow are in constant motion. In this way, it has in its sphere a representation of the past and the future, through the colors blue and yellow, the rainbow is the fusion of these two concepts.

These concepts are adorned by 668 sapphires, amethysts and tsavorites, in 14 different color variations, on the violet anodized titanium dial, with 313 yellow gold pegs. All of this makes him that amazing three-dimensional object that he really is and that really impresses.

HYT’s Soonow Instant Rainbow offers indications first in your eye sockets: on the right it presents the power reserve in a gradient, while in the left socket it has an interesting second indicator.

HYT Soonow Instant Rainbow front view

The silhouette of the skull is nothing more than a glass capillary tube that offers, at that meeting point between two non-miscible liquids, the time indication: that meeting of the past and the future. All the contours filled with Superluminova® accompany it.

The stainless steel case has a diameter of 48mm, this piece should impose on the wrist. In addition, due to its capsule concept, this box makes this watch immensely eye-catching. The strap is black rubber with a black DLC coated titanium folding clasp.

The manual winding caliber is manufactured, offers 65 hours of power reserve and its frequency is 4hz / 28,800alt. This limited edition of 8 units is priced at € 105,000.

TAG Heuer launches third generation luxury connected watch in New York
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TAG Heuer launches third generation luxury connected watch in New York

“Your best performance is the one ahead.” This signature elegantly encapsulates the essence of the new TAG Heuer Connected model and the innovative spirit that has inspired the Maison since its founding.

TAG Heuer pioneered the luxury connected watch segment in 2015 with the creation of its first timepiece in partnership with Intel and Google. “Initially, production of this new watch was set to be a trial,” Jade Ferreol explains. The trial quickly proved a success, spawning the design of a second version in 2017. In the space of six months, the two timepieces emerged as a robust commercial success for the Maison.

© TAG Heuer

To develop the new model recently unveiled in New York, TAG Heuer built out the initial team, forming an inhouse team with an impressive high-tech skillset. “This is the first time that a team counting around 30 software and hardware engineers has come together to work exclusively on a connected watch,” Jade Ferreol notes.

The three pillars of the third-generation TAG Heuer Connected watch are traditional mechanical details – tapping into its rich heritage of Swiss watchmaking savoir-faire – sports performance (a dedicated app developed inhouse for the first time) and customization, with interchangeable straps and watch faces. It embodies the Maison’s commitment to combining traditional mechanical excellence and digital design, powered by bespoke, state-of-the-art software.

The TAG Heuer Connected watch was designed and engineered with the same passion and attention to detail as our mechanical watches. The Connected watch is not only a beautiful timepiece, it’s a truly immersive experience, now part of a complete TAG Heuer digital ecosystem geared towards performance and sports. The TAG Heuer Connected offers limitless possibilities in terms of future innovation. Thanks to the talent and dedication of our teams, the new Connected is a truly brand-defining product that will lead the way into a new era for TAG Heuer,” says Frédéric Arnault, TAG Heuer’s Chief Strategy and Digital Officer, who has led this ambitious project since its start.

The new TAG Heuer Connected bolsters the Maison’s position in the hotly competitive luxury connected watch segment, offering an elegant and versatile chronograph designed for both everyday life and sports.

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Luxury watch – Franck MullerThe Vanguard™ LADY SKELETON

The Vanguard™ line is enriched with a new feminine skeleton interpretation, featuring elegant characteristics, through its refined and pure skeleton body. The perfect curves of the Vanguard Lady™ Skeleton is emphasized by its glamorous details and clever appearance.

Luxury watch

Franck Muller

The Vanguard™ LADY SKELETON

The bridges hand-chamfered to perfection, reveal the manufactured movement of the watch in its entirety.Wholly designed and manufactured in-house, the balanced design of the Vanguard™
Lady Skeleton showcase the passion for crafts and art of details characteristic of the Franck Muller manufacture.

Housing a manually wound mechanical movement, in a stainless steel, 18k rose or white gold case, the Vanguard™ Lady Skeleton have been designed for watchmaking lovers.
The strap is artistically integrated into the case with the help of two unseen screws. The rubber on the inside of the strap effortlessly takes the shape of the wrist, while the alligator on the top
instills grace. Modeled to perfection, the handsome blend of rubber and alligator creates absolute harmony with the iconic Vanguard case.


Ideal for woman fan of mechanics, engineering or fine craftsmanship, this feminine and elegant collection will seduce Haute Horlogerie aficionados.