Monthly Archives: December 2013

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle 14 Day Tourbillon Collection Excellence Platine unveiled

Using one of the rare metals, one that has distinctive qualities, Vacheron Constantin unveiled the Patrimony Traditionnelle 14 Day Tourbillon Collection Excellence Platine. The timepiece has been issued in a limited edition series and designed with only the finest collectors in mind. Joining the ranks of the most exceptional timepieces, this watch is a culmination of technical brilliance in the major complication that is present by the tourbillon.

In crafting this timepiece, the brand wanted to set off the highly distinct qualities of the platinum, the metal that was discovered in the 18th century by Antonio de Ulla, an explorer and astronomer. Being the noblest of all metals, a 95% pure metal, 75% 18-carat gold, platinum is sourced from a limited supply of deposits, those consisting of magmatic rock complexes. Platinum is a favorite material for fine watchmaking as it delivers a perfect balance for mechanical refinement and precious materials.

Smart Watches

Welcome to the future - but is the future ready for Smart Watches, and are they ready for us, now? Will they become just one more thing that we have to keep a charger handy for? Do you really want to have a conversation on your watch (think “James Bond”, maybe)? If Smart Watches are the wave of the future, what options are available, and which are the best? What ARE Smart Watches?

A Smart Watch is an additional interface for users to interact with their smartphones, and they're often comparable to PDA devices. Many are effectively wearable mini-computers. They are used to display smartphone notifications, control a smartphone remotely, and track fitness and other gesture-related activities; as well as still keeping time. They offer features that vary from model to model, some of which include a camera, accelerometer, thermometer, altimeter, barometer, compass, chronograph, calculator, touch screen, GPS navigation, map display, graphical display, speaker, scheduler, watch, SDcards, and rechargeable batteries; along with cell phone interaction capabilities. In addition to cell phones, they may also communicate with a wireless devices (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS), heads-up displays, insulin pumps, microphones, modems, or other devices. Some Smart Watches can also function as portable media players, while still some offer full mobile phone capability, and can make or answer phone calls.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Limited Edition LeBron James Watch

What do superstars and celebrities have in common? Horological pieces that bear their names, offer limited edition selections and allow the rest of us to enjoy some spectacular timepieces. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Limited Edition LeBron James Watch is one of those exquisite selections. Selected as a brand ambassador, the basketball great is respected not only for his athletic talent, but his style, and mentor ability to others.

A top ball player for the Miami Heat, Mr. James also has quite luxurious taste in clothing, jewelry and is impressive in his choices on all fronts. The brand normally selects an ambassador and then works to develop a timepiece over a period of about twelve months. This time period allows the brand to create excitement over the piece, share small details further enhancing the anticipation for customers. People love limited edition selections, especially when they are connected to superstars and celebrities.

Panerai Luminor Submersible Slytech PAM225 Tritium Dial

The Panerai Luminor Submersible Slytech PAM225 Tritium Dial was manufactured as a limited edition series with only 300 produced. Prior productions of this family were also produced in limited edition quantities. The style was crafted as a black-faced Luminor Marina with customized wording on the dial. Of course the name Slytech came from the fact Stallone’s signature was on the back, and the first pieces were crafted for him to wear in the movie Daylight.

The Pre-Vendome timepieces are in high demand by collectors and the watches can sell in upwards of $70,000. This new piece, while still produced in a limited quantity, is more affordable, but still manufactured with quality and reliability. The brand certainly became recognized by the prominence of the time piece when it hit the big screen.

Corum Golden Bridge with Black Ceramic Case Watch

One of the most striking and highly recognized timepieces in the world, the Corum Golden Bridge with Black Ceramic Case Watch has made its latest unveiling. After 35 years the brand has crafted a new version of a loved masterpiece. Taking the creative timepiece and placing it in a black titanium ceramic case has helped to make this remarkable watch even more coveted.

This timepiece is a true technical feat, having the crystals injected into the case by using a pressurized mold that is at 980 bars of pressure. The ceramic material is then uniformly laid out by hand in a furnace set at 320 degrees for 30 seconds, in order to harden, a process that allows the material to shrink in overall volume by about one-third, and then when it reaches the appropriate size can be encased in the crystal. This labor intensive procedure is done in order to create perfection in this timepiece.

Breitling Blacksteel Navitimer Cosmonaute Watch

The Panerai Luminor Submersible Slytech PAM225 Tritium Dial was manufactured as a limited edition series with only 300 produced. Prior productions of this family were also produced in limited edition quantities. The style was crafted as a black-faced Luminor Marina with customized wording on the dial. Of course the name Slytech came from the fact Stallone’s signature was on the back, and the first pieces were crafted for him to wear in the movie Daylight.

The Pre-Vendome timepieces are in high demand by collectors and the watches can sell in upwards of $70,000. This new piece, while still produced in a limited quantity, is more affordable, but still manufactured with quality and reliability. The brand certainly became recognized by the prominence of the time piece when it hit the big screen.