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GREUBELFORSEY – Titanium and blue a new chapter for the gmt quadruple tourbillon

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Titanium and blue a new chapter for the gmt quadruple tourbillon

The GMT Quadruple Tourbillon had only one chapter. Today, Greubel Forsey writes the second and reveals an 11 piece edition of this groundbreaking timepiece in Titanium.

With new materials, new colours and new finishes, this revolutionary and modern limited edition launches the GMT Quadruple Tourbillon towards unexplored horizons and resolutely marks the dawn of a new chapter.

A HOROLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGH

The GMT Quadruple Tourbillon is radical in all its aspects. First of all, by its construction. The Quadruple Tourbillon is Greubel Forsey’s second Fundamental Invention, The mission: to average
out positional errors due to gravity in all situations, especially in stable wristwatch positions. To achieve this, the original tourbillon has been elevated to realise its full potential: inclined at 30°, doubled and then quadrupled. The result, two synchronised Double Tourbillon 30° mechanisms, where a first cage, inclined at 30° and rotating in one minute, is nested within a second horizontal cage, completing a full rotation in four minutes. A spherical differential transmits the average timing rate of the four tourbillon cages, improving the overall chronometric performance of all the regulating organs.

A TOTALLY NEW EXPERIENCE ON THE WRIST

The GMT Quadruple Tourbillon is radical by design. With this exclusive limited edition in titanium with striking blue accents, Greubel Forsey offers an unexpected alternative to the precious metals that High-end watchmaking traditionally favours. Titanium has numerous qualities: it is both stronger and lighter than steel, while also being extremely resistant to corrosion and magnetic fields.

With a reduction of over a third of its weight, the new titanium case offers a brand new, modern and dynamic feel on the wrist, which has inspired the choice of the new rubber strap, in order to assert this new contemporary identity.

HAND FINISHING PAR EXCELLENCE

The toughness of titanium, which defines the 46.5mm case of the GMT Quadruple Tourbillon, presents a significant machining and hand finishing challenge for the components made from it, such as the GMT pusher or the folding clasp or the crown. In addition, new hand finishing details have been specially created for this timepiece.

The circular-grained hour ring with polished bevels and 72-hour chronometric power reserve indication appear for the first time in a brilliant blue. The mainplate is now frosted and spotted
with polished bevelling, countersinks and straight-grained flanks, executed in a grey finish.

BETWEEN EARTH AND SEA

Planet Earth, set near eight o’clock, shines in a new light with the blue livery. An original Greubel Forsey creation from ten years ago (2011), the rotating terrestrial globe allows for the simultaneous display of several different time zones: on the dial side, with a 24-hour ring around the Earth, for Day/Night indication and on the caseback side, displaying 24 major cities their
respective time zones while distinguishing between those which use summer time (on a light coloured backdrop), and those which donot (on a dark backdrop).

The sapphire crystal window around the equator completes the timepiece, offering a complete view of the Earth in motion, with its continents immersed in the deep blue ocean waters, complementing the exquisite blue finish of the power reserve, hour circle and strap.

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Luxury like no other new The Jacob & Co. x Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon is a timepiece Incredible

Luxury like no other new The Jacob & Co. x Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon is a timepiece Incredible

Four new editions reflect Bugatti design, energy and craftsmanship in a timepiece to honor the iconic Chiron.

Think of all the things that come with the Bugatti sensation: precision, beauty, performance… all linked by the beating heart of the engine that powers the most advanced hyper sports cars in the world. Introduced in April 2020, the Jacob & Co. x Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon is a timepiece that brings together the most important feelings that are synonymous with the Bugatti brand, as the iconic 16-cylinder Bugatti engine comes to life in timepiece form for the first time. Representing the artistry, dedication and skill portrayed by the Chiron1, four new editions of the timepiece have been revealed as the pinnacle of the automotive industry meets the height of watchmaking.

Intricately designed and crafted with extraordinary detail, the four new Chiron Tourbillon watch editions epitomize Bugatti in every way. The timepiece features a stunning movement in all versions of the watch, comprising 578 components and marrying engine and watch design in one astonishing creation. Displayed as an engine block, scaled down as a true descendent of the famous 8.0-litre W16 engine, the on-demand engine animation is placed under a huge sapphire crystal. In addition, powering the timepiece is a flying tourbillon movement, inclined at 30 degrees.

These new versions of the Chiron Tourbillon are reimagined with new material choices for ultimate personalization. Inspired by the flowing lines of the Chiron, the overall shape of this stunning timepiece is shaped to suit its automotive counterpart. The first option is made of a solid block of sapphire crystal with a sapphire crystal caseback, using sapphire crystal for the crowns and pushers, and secured on the wrist by a rubber strap with a titanium buckle clasp. The second possibility – limited to 72 pieces – features an 18-karat Rose Gold case, with a special anti-reflective sapphire crystal, an 18-karat Rose Gold open caseback and black DLC titanium crowns and pushers embossed with the Bugatti logo. This version includes a rubber strap with a black DLC titanium and 18-karat Rose Gold buckle clasp.

Limited to 52 pieces, another option features a case made of 18-karat Rose Gold material, set with sparkling white diamonds, with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, plus an 18-karat Rose Gold open caseback and crowns and pushers made of 18-karat Rose Gold and set with baguette white diamonds – again embossed with the Bugatti logo – and secured by a rubber strap with an 18-karat Rose Gold buckle clasp decorated with white diamonds. Finally, the version with a case made of 18-karat White Gold set with 391 black and white diamonds (approximately 20 carats) is the definition of premium luxury. The 18-karat White Gold open caseback is matched by crowns and pushers set with baguette white diamonds, with the rubber strap and an18-karat White Gold buckle clasp set with 18 white diamonds (approximately 1.76 carats).

A Bugatti experience for the wrist

The representation of the iconic Bugatti engine begins once the right-hand crown of the timepiece is pushed. Just like the engine in the hyper sports car would come to life, the ‘crankshaft’ in the watch – one of the smallest and most complicated watch parts ever manufactured, made out of solid steel – turns and the ‘pistons’ pump up and down, mounted at varying angles to add to the complexity. A pair of ‘turbochargers’ on the side of the engine block spin while the powertrain runs, adding to the overall spectacle.

The movement is held in place in four places by miniature Chiron-style shock absorbers. The movement is, in fact, floating inside the case and can be observed moving slightly up and down. This suspension detail created an additional challenge for the watch designers, who had to create and patent a unique automotive-inspired transverse system to ensure the crown posts aren’t damaged by the movement in the case.

The crowns are found at the bottom of the case. The left crown sets the time, the middle crown winds the movement and animation for 60 hours of power reserve, while the push of the right-hand crown starts the animation. The power reserve for the animation and timekeeping are separate, yet both are wound through the winding crown – clockwise for the movement (60 hours), counterclockwise for the engine animation (approximately three activations). The power reserve for the movement even features the universal gas pump symbol on the side of the gauge.

As an interpretation of a Bugatti icon, the timepiece naturally remains true to the company’s design DNA and also conveys its emotionality. Beyond the flying tourbillon with the Jacob & Co. logo, a subtle ‘EB’ logo from Bugatti adorns the engine compartment, where the ‘crankshaft’ holds 16 pistons, all poised and ready for action. The window to the tourbillon is modeled on the horseshoe grille so iconic in Bugatti hyper sports cars.

For the first time ever in the world of watchmaking, the Jacob & Co. x Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon seamlessly marries hyper sports cars and haute horlogerie.

CHIRON:

Fuel consumption, l/100km: urban 36.7 / extra-urban 15.8 / combined 23.5; combined CO2 emissions, g/km: 553; efficiency class: G* [WLTP: Fuel consumption, l/100km: low 43.33 / medium 22.15 / high 17.99 / particularly high 18.28 / combined 22.32; CO2 emissions, combined, g / km: 505.61; efficiency class: G]

 

 

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Jaeger-LeCoultre presents a new Master Ultra Thin uniting a moon phase display with a tourbillon

Jaeger-LeCoultre presents a new Master Ultra Thin uniting a moon phase display with a tourbillon

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Ultra Thin collection epitomises the Manufacture’s philosophy of uniting technical virtuosity with enduring beauty, and in 2020 it is enriched by the new Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon. The new timepiece combines two of horology’s most cherished complications for the first time in the Maison’s long history – a moon phase and a tourbillon, with the addition of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s signature peripheral ‘jumping’ date. Making its debut in the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon is the new self-winding Calibre 983.

The tourbillon was invented at the dawn of the 19th Century, to counteract the negative impact of gravity on the escapements of pocket watches and thus increase accuracy. However, in the 20th century, as pocket watches were superseded by wrist watches, the tourbillon became largely forgotten. In 1946, as part of its continuous research into timekeeping precision, Jaeger-LeCoultre created a tourbillon movement, Calibre 170. Housed in a pocket watch, it was intended for chronometry trials – and in 1948 won first prize in the Neuchâtel Observatory centennial trials, followed by several more prizes during the 1950s. In 1993 – a time when tourbillon wristwatches were still very rare – Jaeger-LeCoultre produced its first example, a Reverso fitted with the rectangular Calibre 828. Further exploration brought the tourbillon to new horizons, leading to the invention of the first spherical, dual-axis tourbillon in 2004 – the Master Gyrotourbillon 1.

In 2009, the Manufacture introduced the Master Tourbillon with Calibre 978, which won the International Chronometry Prize organised by the Horological Museum of Le Locle, Switzerland. This calibre has been Jaeger-LeCoultre mainstay tourbillon movement ever since, and received a comprehensive update in 2019 featuring new high-end finishes.

For the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s engineers capitalised on the 978 movement to develop the new Calibre 983, with the addition of the moon phase and ‘jumping’ date complications.

The triple moon phase indicator – displaying the age of the moon as well as its phases in both Hemispheres – is also a recent development, having been introduced last year. Beating at a frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz), the new Calibre 983 offers a power reserve of 45 hours.

Timeless style and a new pink gold alloy

The Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon is presented in a case made of Le Grand Rose gold. Introduced this year, the new pink gold alloy has a remarkable sheen and depth of colour, and is highly resistant to fading over time. True to the classically elegant design codes of Master Ultra Thin, the case is fully polished, with elongated and bevelled lugs and a fine bezel.

Complementing the warmth of the pink gold, an eggshell-white dial provides a restrained backdrop that places all the emphasis on the moon phase display and tourbillon. Adding to the sense of refinement, the shape of the Dauphine hands is echoed by the elongated arrow-shape of the applied golden indexes. Closer examination reveals different index profiles as the shapes are modified according to their position on the dial, as well as several key details marked in red, to increase legibility and add a discreet touch of colour.

Original and intriguing displays

Set in the upper half of the dial, the astronomical complication displays the Northern Hemisphere moon phases in the traditional way – a deep blue sky scattered with stars provides the background for a polished golden disc. Surrounding this is a ring with applied Southern Hemisphere moon phases on the left and the Age of the Moon on the right, each indicated by a double-ended hand.

For the peripheral date display the Manufacture’s engineers chose Jaeger-LeCoultre’s signature ‘jumping’ complication. Every month, the date hand makes 90-degree jump, gliding rapidly from the 15th to the 16th, in order not to obscure the tourbillon.

The lower half of the dial is dominated by the tourbillon. A newly designed bridge in polished pink gold secures the titanium tourbillon cage (which weighs around 0.3 grams with its components) as it completes one revolution every 60 seconds. The fine tourbillon bridge and wide aperture maximise transparency and light, drawing the eye right through the mechanism.

On the reverse side, the long span of the open-worked tourbillon bridge further enhances this transparency, while its Côtes de Genève decoration complements the sunray pattern of the stripes on the main plate. The open-worked pink gold winding rotor, which features the JL logo and a combination of polished and micro-blasted surfaces, allows a clear view of the movement, with additional fine finishes including blue screws, circular graining and chamfered bridges.

Like all Jaeger-LeCoultre timepieces, the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon carries an eight-year warranty in addition to the 1,000 Hours Control certification – one of the watch industry’s most stringent testing protocols.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions: 41.5mm x 12.10mm

Calibre: automatic mechanical movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 983, 28,800 vph (4 Hz)

Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, peripheral ‘jumping’ date (from the 15th to the 16th), tourbillon, moon phases in both Hemispheres and age-of-moon indicator

Power reserve: 45 hours

Case: Le Grand Rose gold

Dial: eggshell with applied indexes and Dauphine hands

Case-back: open

Water resistance: 5 bar

Reference: Q1692410

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RICHARD MILLE – RM 27-04 TOURBILLON RAFAEL NADAL

RICHARD MILLE – RM 27-04 TOURBILLON RAFAEL NADAL

CELEBRATING A 10-YEAR PARTNERSHIP

Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours and minutes
• Calibre can resist accelerations of over 12,000 g’s, a record for Richard Mille
• Case produced in a brand new material exclusive to the watchmaking brand: TitaCarb®
• Limited edition of 50 watches

Two men, each with a dream. A dream of pushing back the boundaries of time, or those of performance. One of them on clay, keeping his eyes on the ball; the other with his face turned to time itself. Yet both combine technique, harmony and accuracy while resisting the hard knocks, and inevitable shocks of sporting life.

For Rafael Nadal, ‘unstoppable’ is the word that best expresses the spirit of Richard Mille and his teams. Achieving the impossible. This has been the brand’s credo for the past decade in designing the unique pieces worn by the Spaniard on the world’s tennis courts. And the latest product of their partnership, the RM 27-04, is no exception to this golden rule.

The RM 27-04 balances a lightweight design–at 30 grams including the strap–with tremendous resistance. Its tourbillon calibre, which is suspended within the case, can resist accelerations of more than 12,000 g’s, a record for Richard Mille. The movement is entirely supported by a micro-blasted mesh just 855 square millimetres in surface, comprised of a single cable in braided steel measuring 0.27mm in diameter, and held in place by two tensioners in PVD-treated 5N gold. This construction is unprecedented in the world of watchmaking.

Inspired by the same principle as the strings of a tennis racquet, the watchmaker anchors the steel cable to a tensioner positioned at 5 o’clock and then begins to create the mesh, tying each of the main strings before adding the cross strings. Weaving above and below the main strings, the cable passes 38 times through the hollow bezel in grade 5 titanium before finishing in a tensioner positioned at 10 o’clock. The movement is positioned diagonally, connected to the mesh by five grade 5 polished titanium hooks with 5N gold PVD coating that extend from the back of the baseplate.

However, the singularities of the RM 27-04 do not end with its mesh. The case, with its sandblasted and polished surfaces, is also innovative in its use of an exclusive material, TitaCarb®. This highperformance polyamide has been strengthened with a 38.5% carbon fibre content.

This addition of carbon gives TitaCarb® exceptional tensile strength—370 MPa (3,700 kg/cm2)—making it one of the most resistant polymers in the world.

This new model fits in perfectly with the previous watch collections created for the Spanish champion. It is unique in more ways than one, as it also marks the 10th anniversary of the partnership between

Rafael Nadal and Richard Mille. Initially a purely professional rapport, the collaboration between the 12-time French Open winner and the founder of the brand that bears his name has since turned into a solid friendship. A ‘ very special’ relationship, according to the Majorcan, this friendship grows constantly from their mutual trust and admiration for their respective careers.

The RM 27-04 is the new ally on court for ‘ Rafa’, whose shortened version of his name is engraved on the case band. This watch, a limited edition of 50 pieces, will accompany Rafael Nadal in his quest for new trophies.

A new feminine look for Audemars Piguets royal oak concept flying tourbillon
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Un nuevo look femenino de Audemars Piguet royal oak concept flying tourbillon

Le Brassus, julio de 2020: el fabricante suizo de alta relojería Audemars Piguet se complace en presentar una nueva versión de su Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon para mujeres, que persigue la combinación de estética femenina refinada y complicada micromecánica.

Un nuevo look femenino para Audemars Piguets royal oak concept flying tourbillon

Royal Oak Concept Frosted Gold Flying Tourbillon

A new feminine look for Audemars Piguets royal oak concept flying tourbillon

A new feminine look for Audemars Piguets royal oak concept flying tourbillon

Disponible en oro rosa o blanco de 18 quilates, el nuevo Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon combina el brillante acabado Frosted Gold de la caja con una esfera contemporánea compuesta de múltiples capas. Por primera vez, la caja del Royal Oak Concept está adornada con Frosted Gold, una antigua técnica de joyería florentina revisada por la diseñadora de joyas Carolina Bucci y adaptada para adornar los relojes de la Manufactura. Se crean pequeñas hendiduras en la superficie dorada con una herramienta con punta de diamante, que proporciona un efecto de brillo similar al de las piedras preciosas, como el polvo de diamante. Superpuesto a los biseles pulidos del bisel, este acabado resalta los códigos de diseño del reloj, al tiempo que capta la atención desde la distancia.


El estuche brillante enmarca muy bien la esfera de varias capas compuesta por cuatro círculos yuxtapuestos de tamaño creciente y tonos graduados de azul que emanan de la jaula de tourbillon voladora a las 6 en punto. Los matices graduados y el motivo del resplandor solar acentúan aún más la profundidad y el refinamiento de la esfera. La jaula de tourbillon voladora también presenta un diseño moderno con círculos dorados calados rematados con un elegante toque de diamantes de talla brillante. No se han incluido marcadores de hora en el dial para mejorar la pureza de este diseño contemporáneo.


Combinando tradición y modernidad, estos relojes funcionan con calibre de fabricación manual 2964. El tourbillon volador, una complicación de alta gama que compensa el efecto de la gravedad en un reloj, se considera hoy en día como una de las mayores expresiones del arte relojero. Solo unos pocos relojeros expertos conservan las habilidades necesarias para su realización. El motivo circular del movimiento, visible a través del fondo de la caja de zafiro, recuerda el patrón de la esfera. La alternancia de chorro de arena y cepillado satinado también hace eco de los acabados de la caja de oro esmerilado y la esfera de rayos de sol.


Los dos modelos altamente contemporáneos están adornados con una correa de cocodrilo azul de “gran escala cuadrada” para un contraste elegante. También está disponible una correa adicional de goma con textura azul con motivo de constelación, que recuerda la caja de Frosted Gold. Ambas correas se complementan con un cierre desplegable adornado con Frosted Gold para una apariencia refinada hasta el más mínimo detalle.

“Born in Le Brassus, raised around the world.”

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Royal Oak Concept Frosted Gold Flying Tourbillon // 38.5 mm
26630OR.GG.D326CR.01
FUNCTIONS
Flying tourbillon, hours and minutes.
CASE
Hammered 18-carat pink gold case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, crown set with a translucent sapphire cabochon, water-resistant to 20m.
DIAL
Multi-layered, graded blue dial with sunburst pattern, pink gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.
STRAP
Hand-stitched “large square-scale” blue alligator strap with hammered 18-carat pink gold AP folding clasp. Additional shiny blue textured rubber strap.
MOVEMENT SPECIFICATIONS
Hand-wound Manufacture Calibre 2964
Total diameter 29.5 mm (12 ¾ lignes)
Total thickness 6.63 mm
Number of parts 207
Number of jewels 17
Minimum power reserve guaranteed 72 h
Frequency of balance wheel 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)
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Royal Oak Concept Frosted Gold Flying Tourbillon // 38.5 mm
26630BC.GG.D326CR.01
FUNCTIONS
Flying tourbillon, hours and minutes.
CASE
Hammered 18-carat white gold case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, crown set with a translucent sapphire cabochon, water-resistant to 20m.
DIAL
Multi-layered, graded blue dial with sunburst pattern, white gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.
STRAP
Hand-stitched “large square-scale” blue alligator strap with hammered 18-carat pink gold AP folding clasp. Additional shiny blue textured rubber strap.
MOVEMENT SPECIFICATIONS
Hand-wound Manufacture Calibre 2964
Total diameter 29.5 mm (12 ¾ lignes)
Total thickness 6.63 mm
Number of parts 207
Number of jewels 17
Minimum power reserve guaranteed 72 h
Frequency of balance wheel 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

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Franck Muller Geneve VANGUARD™REVOLUTION 3 SKELETON

Hoy, Franck Muller presenta el Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton, que ofrece un espectáculo técnico excepcional y emociones que solo se pueden encontrar en Franck Muller.

Con un impresionante movimiento de esqueleto, este reloj revela elegantes puentes negros calados e indicadores rojos de aluminio que permiten observar uno de los mecanismos más bellos de toda la relojería.

 Franck Muller Geneve VANGUARD™ REVOLUTION 3 SKELETON

Este tourbillon de triple eje corrige la fuerza de gravedad en todas las posiciones, a diferencia de un tourbillon clásico que solo lo compensa cuando el reloj de pulsera está en posición vertical. Este complejo sistema de carruajes es una maravilla técnica y es el resultado de una de las creaciones más complejas de la alta relojería.

Dominando la mitad inferior del movimiento, el extraordinario tourbillon de triple eje gira lentamente a través de los ciclos de una hora, ocho minutos y 60 segundos de sus respectivos tres carros. Este mecanismo altamente complejo hace del Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton una maravilla de precisión y, sobre todo, una obra maestra de la micromecánica.

La potencia fluye desde el tren de engranajes a través de los tres vagones para activar la rueda de equilibrio cinco veces por segundo. Como el Revolution 3 tiene tres vagones, el tren de engranajes tiene una resistencia significativa a superar. Con el fin de proporcionar una abundancia de energía para impulsar este tourbillon de triple eje, el movimiento recibió 10 días de reserva de energía. Además, hay dos indicaciones retrógradas a las 4 y 8 en punto para la progresión del carro de ocho minutos y el carro de 60 segundos.

Ubicado por primera vez en una caja Vanguard, este reloj presenta una cúpula de zafiro única en la parte delantera y trasera del reloj, lo que permite resaltar aún más el magnífico tourbillon de triple eje.

La funda Vanguard, hecha de titanio de grado 2, está tratada con un revestimiento de PVD negro. La correa, hecha de Alcantara® rojo, toma sin esfuerzo la forma de la muñeca y complementa perfectamente las decoraciones rojas en el movimiento y la funda Vanguard

Totalmente diseñado y fabricado internamente, el diseño futurista del Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton es un tesoro mecánico que muestra los excepcionales conocimientos que fabrica Franck Muller.

El nuevo Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton viene con la garantía de tourbillon de 5 años de Franck Muller y se entrega en una caja muy especial con un sistema de apertura automatizado.

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CODE 11.59 BY AUDEMARS PIGUET – Tourbillon Openworked only watch Unique piece

Le Brassus, – Swiss Haute Horlogerie Manufacturer Audemars Piguet presents its Only Watch unique piece 2019: the two-tone Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Openworked.

CODE 11.59 BY AUDEMARS PIGUET – TOURBILLON OPENWORKED ONLY WATCH UNIQUE PIECE 2019

The unique model’s two-tone case emphasizes the architectural complexity of Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet. Its 18-carat pink gold octagonal middle case subtly contrasts with the 18-carat white gold extra-thin bezel, lugs and caseback. Satin-brushed, bevelled and polished, the bezel, lugs and case present refined finishing techniques usually found on calibres. The caseback is engraved with “Unique Piece.”

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This watch houses a hand-wound tourbillon openworked movement, calibre 2948. Its rhodium-toned openworked plate, finished with vertical traits-tirés, is enhanced by pink gold-toned titanium tourbillon and barrel bridges with polished rhodium-toned angles. Echoing the two-tone colour of the case, the decoration of this movement amplifies the watch’s multi-tiered construction. With 70 hand-polished angles, the hand finishing on this movement pushes the openworking art to new heights.


The opaline silver-toned white gold inner bezel nicely frames the openworked movement and accentuates the extra-thinness of the watch’s bezel, barely visible around the dial. The long 18-carat pink gold hands add yet another subtle touch of colour.

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This unique model comes with a black alligator strap, which further highlights the refinement and artistry of the watch’s case and movement.
François-Henry Bennahmias, Audemars Piguet Chief Executive Officer, rejoices over Audemars Piguet’s participation in this event: “We are proud to contribute to this charity auction once more and help advance scientific and medical research.”

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Openworked // 41mm
26600CR.OO.D002CR.99
FUNCTIONS
Tourbillon, hours and minute.
CASE
18-carat pink gold case, 18-carat white gold bezel, lugs and caseback, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant to 30m.
DIAL
Opaline silver-toned 18-carat white gold inner bezel, openworked, 18-carat pink gold hands.
STRAP
Hand-stitched “large square scale” black alligator strap with 18-carat white gold folding clasp.
MOVEMENT
Hand-wound Manufacture calibre 2948
Total diameter: 31.65 mm (14 lignes)
Total thickness: 4.97 mm
Number of parts: 196
Number of jewels: 19
Minimal guaranteed power reserve: 80 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)
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About Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet is the oldest fine watchmaking manufacturer still in the hands of its founding families (Audemars and Piguet). Since 1875, the company has written some of the finest chapters in the history of Haute Horlogerie, including a number of world firsts. In the Vallée de Joux, at the heart of the Swiss Jura, numerous masterpieces are created in limited series embodying a remarkable degree of horological perfection, including daring sporty models, classic and traditional timepieces, splendid ladies’ jewellery-watches, as well as one-of-a-kind creations. www.audemarspiguet.com
©Audemars Piguet 2019

The OMEGA De Ville Tourbillon Numbered Edition
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El Tourbillon antimagnético de OMEGA es un avance en la alta relojería

A lo largo de la icónica historia de OMEGA, el famoso relojero suizo se ha ganado una reputación especial por sus avances en el arte de la artesanía de Tourbillon. Hoy, se presenta el siguiente capítulo de la historia, a través del lanzamiento de la nueva edición numerada de De Ville Tourbillon.

El Tourbillon antimagnético de OMEGA es un avance en la alta relojería

Empujando los límites de la innovación a cada paso

 
El reloj excepcional es el primer Tourbillon central de cuerda manual certificado por OMEGA Master Chronometer. Esta certificación no solo garantiza el más alto nivel de precisión y rendimiento de la industria suiza, sino que también sirve como testimonio de los relojeros expertos de OMEGA, que han creado una jaula de tourbillon que puede seguir girando incluso bajo un campo magnético de 15,000 gauss. Los expertos relojeros también establecen la velocidad del Tourbillon en una revolución por minuto, lo que permite la visualización de segundos, lo cual es esencial para lograr la certificación. ¡Dos hazañas extraordinarias en la creación de Tourbillon!

The OMEGA De Ville Tourbillon Numbered Edition

The OMEGA De Ville Tourbillon Numbered Edition

Los clientes pueden ver el impresionante calibre OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 2640 a través del fondo de la caja de cristal de zafiro, y también observar su indicador de reserva de energía de 3 días. Para agregar una belleza lujosa, los puentes y la placa principal están hechos de oro Sedna ™ de 18 quilates y han sido biselados a mano para un acabado decorativo.

Más allá de la excelente precisión está el diseño, que incorpora la experiencia en relojería de la marca y los materiales avanzados, incluidas dos aleaciones preciosas que OMEGA hizo famosas. Presentado en una correa de cuero negro, el cuerpo central de 43.00 mm, el logotipo de la hebilla y el logotipo de la corona están hechos de oro Canopus ™ de 18 quilates, una exclusiva aleación de oro blanco, distintiva por su alto brillo, blancura y longevidad. Mientras tanto, las orejetas, el bisel y el fondo de la caja del reloj están formados en oro Sedna ™ de 18 quilates, la propia aleación de oro rosa de OMEGA.

La esfera cepillada al sol también está en oro Sedna ™ de 18 quilates, pero se le ha dado un tono oscuro cautivador, gracias a su tratamiento PVD negro. También inconfundible en el centro de la esfera es la jaula de tourbillon con biseles pulidos a mano en titanio ceramised negro. Este ingenioso dispositivo impulsa los movimientos de las manos únicas y misteriosas, que le dan al reloj su incomparable estilo OMEGA.

Lens Position: 4065

Cada reloj ha sido hecho a mano por un grupo selecto de horólogos en el Atelier Tourbillon de OMEGA, lo que lleva alrededor de un mes completo de trabajo dedicado para completar.

Lens Position: 4065

Este último reloj de pulsera que cambia la industria es el próximo gran logro en la historia de Tourbillon de OMEGA. Otros aspectos históricos destacados incluyen el primer reloj de pulsera calibre Tourbillon, creado por OMEGA en 1947 y que participó en las competiciones de precisión en tres importantes Observatorios europeos.

 

Estos calibres obtuvieron excelentes resultados, incluso estableciendo un récord en Ginebra en 1950. Casi 50 años después, en 1994, OMEGA presentó el primer reloj de pulsera automático Central Tourbillon, con el carro Tourbillon colocado en el centro del reloj. Una década después, en 2004, OMEGA produciría el primer reloj de pulsera Tourbillon con certificación Chronometer.

El nuevo De Ville Tourbillon Numbered Edition viene con la garantía completa de 5 años de OMEGA, y se entrega en una caja especial con una bolsa de viaje y un enrollador de reloj. También hay un certificado que menciona el número específico de cada reloj.

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Jacob & Co. Opera Scarface: the world is yours

Jacob & Co Opera Scarface, is really scandalous because under its domed sapphire crystal there is magic: a 120 note music box, a small 18-carat gold piano lacquered in black that, in spectacular detail, moves its keys to the compass of the melody; we also see the logo of the film and an exceptional motto: ‘The World is Yours‘

Jacob & Co. Opera Scarface: the world is yours

Scarface’s watch can be yours thanks to Jacob & Co., which pays homage to one of the most celebrated cult movies of all time.

Jacob & Co. Opera Scarface

The Opera collection spreads its wings and welcomes this iconic character as only Jacob & Co. can, with an unusual masterpiece of watchmaking.

Opera goes beyond the indication of time and a chime clock. Basically it is a music box that works as such, with rollers and energy provided in a traditional and mechanical way. However, the level of miniaturization, finishes and execution make it a work of art, both musically and horologically.

Mechanics

As a base we find the JCFM04 manual-charge manufacturing caliber, which extends to 43 mm in diameter, yes, only for the caliber, due to its 658 components. This machine also has a multiaxial whirlpool with three axes and speeds, in which the external cage makes a complete revolution every 180 seconds; the intermediate every 48 and the internal every 24 seconds, managing to counteract the effects of gravity in all the positions of a pulse watch. Beyond offering an unbeatable micro-architecture ballet.

The melody: Bolivia

Scarface’s musicalization featured the famous piece Bolivia, which takes the Andean mountains of the South American country to locate us in the place where Tony Montana will close deals with Alejandro Sosa.

To replicate the theme, Opera Scarface has a 10 o’clock push-button, with which they will begin to rotate the two cylinders so that a duality of combs, with 30 teeth in total, sound a 120-note melody.

Design

The time reading is located at 12 o’clock thanks to an off-center gold dial and blackened base. A grand piano in black lacquer appears at 10 o’clock, while the reels are at 9 and 3 o’clock and in its center there is a gold sphere lacquered in red with the inscription “The World is Yours”. The tri-axial tourbillon shows at 6 o’clock and on its right side a pink gold plate with red lacquer draws the figure of Tony Montana and Scarface writes in reference to the cover of the tape.

REFERENCE:
OP110.40.AK.AA.ABALA
MATERIAL:
18K Rose Gold and Sapphire
THICKNESS:
23mm
DIAMETER:
49mm
POWER RESERVE:
42-Hours
MOVEMENT CALIBER:
Exclusive Manufacture Jacob & Co Manual-Winding JCFM04
WATER RESISTANCE:
30m (3atm)
FUNCTIONS:
Subsidiary hour and minute dial Triple-axis high-speed tourbillon: • External tourbillon cage: 180 seconds • Intermediate tourbillon cage: 48 seconds • Internal tourbillon cage: 24 seconds Scarface melody (Bolivia Theme) activated by pusher at 10 o’clock: rotation of two cylinders against 2 combs (30 teeth in total) playing a melody of 120 notes, decorated by 18K Rose Gold and red lacquered Scarface plate, Black lacquered Piano and “The World is Yours” 18K Rose Gold and red lacquered Globe at the center of the movement. Movement rotation of 120° in ~30 seconds. Power Reserve: 42-Hours; Frequency: 21’
FINISHING: 
Bridges and plates: Shot-blasted and Black PVD finish; Barrels: Circular graining; Cylinders: Rose Gold Plated; Screws: Angled Bevel and Mirror Polished.
88 Pieces
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Alta relojería Jacob & Co. y Bugatti presentan su fantástico reloj Chiron Tourbillon

 

Alta relojería, inspirado en el Bugatti Chiron

Alta relojería, inspirado en el Bugatti Chiron

Jacob & Co. y Bugatti presentan su fantástico reloj Chiron Tourbillon

Dentro de estos últimos regalos, nos ha dejado boquiabiertos el reloj Jacob & CoBugatti Chiron Tourbillon, realizado por la compañía relojera en colaboración con la marca francesa. ¿El precio? De vértigo: 260.000 euros.

Jacob & Co. y Bugatti presentan su fantástico reloj Chiron Tourbillon

Jacob & Co. y Bugatti presentan su fantástico reloj Chiron Tourbillon

Está claro que el común de los mortales no se puede permitir un Chiron, pero tampoco un cronógrafo basado en el hiperdeportivo galo. Como puedes ver en las fotos, el reloj luce el motor 8.0 W16 de la casa. Incluso se pueden observar los pistones o el cigüeñal, entre otros elementos.

Jacob & Co. y Bugatti presentan su fantástico reloj Chiron Tourbillon

Jacob & Co. y Bugatti presentan su fantástico reloj Chiron Tourbillon

El bloque mecánico está colocado en una caja de titanio, de 54 x 44 milímetros. Para ‘arrancarlo’, solo tienes que pulsar el botón de la derecha y los 578 componentes a la vista empezarán a funcionar… como un reloj (nunca mejor dicho).

Jacob & Co. y Bugatti presentan su fantástico reloj Chiron Tourbillon

Jacob & Co. y Bugatti presentan su fantástico reloj Chiron Tourbillon

Además del motor, el cronógrafo de Jacob & Co también cuenta con cuatro amortiguadores colocados en los extremos, así como con dos turbos (en lugar de cuatro del motor real). No faltan las iniciales de Ettore Bugatti, además de un indicador de gasolina en el lado izquierdo.

Si inclinas ligeramente el cronógrafo, puedes ver la abertura en forma de herradura, que por supuesto hace referencia a la parrilla de Bugatti. ¡Nada se ha dejado en el tintero!

Lógicamente, este reloj se produce en forma de edición limitada y supone la continuación de los modelos Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti Edition y Epic X Chrono, presentados el año pasado.

Sobre esta última creación, Jacob Arabo, fundador de la marca relojera, ha asegurado: “Cuando admiro un Bugatti Chiron, la perfección de la ingeniería es tan poderosa que el coche parece moverse incluso cuando está parado”.