Monthly Archives: July 2014

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon White Ceramic

When the original timepiece was unveiled back in 2002 the brand paid tribute to the 30th anniversary, now for the first time the presentation of the newest, sleek and beautiful Audemars Piquet Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon in White Ceramic at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2014. A timepiece that has been designed and detailed for avant-garde collectors, and connoisseurs, this brand piece is powerful, a brilliant technical design and aesthetically exquisite.

A sculpted titanium case coupled with the luxurious bezel surround the architectural genius tourbillon carriage and second time zone display in case movement. The intricate machined upper bridge is also crafted from the bezel material, making it a striking timepiece, and in typical brand leading edge style, incorporating the movement with this same material.

A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Striking Pink Gold Watch

An amazing release of a timepiece that has only been available in platinum or 18k white gold until now, and now the A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk striking pink gold watch takes center stage in all its brilliance. This new version is absolutely breathtaking with the solid silver and untreated German silver dial, as well as unique case material. The quantity will be limited for a variety of reasons, but not a surprise since most of these quality timepieces find themselves in great demand and limited supply.

The chiming mechanism components provide three high-pitched chimes and one lower-pitched tone provide a time announcement with each passing quarter and full hour. These components are visible in the dial design; the black-polished steel hammers can be clearly seen on either side of the subsidiary seconds dial, sitting on the right for the quarter hours and on the left for the full hours. Embedded in the recess situated between the dial and bezel are the two gongs. This mechanism can be deactivated with a push piece at 4 o'clock that silences the timepiece.

Zenith Captain Central Second Boutique Edition

Simple, sensational, and extremely satisfying, the description for the new Zenith Captain Central Second Boutique Edition timepiece. The other word that is used to describe this new piece, strengths, not only for this watch, but also for the brand and certainly for the exposure around the globe. This piece was selected to go to specialty stores, all outside the United States, but was still significant enough that it will be wanted everywhere.

The timepiece is designed as a different version of the original, sporting Arabic hour numerals set against a silvering white dial that looks clean and classic. The beautiful and exquisite hands that are sized perfectly for the dial make the watch truly exceptional. While some might find the piece plain, it has to be seen in person to truly appreciate the exquisite beauty and simplicity that makes it just that. The refined look of the timepiece coupled with the comfort make it a watch that can be worn anywhere and anytime.

Urwerk UR-105M Watch, Strength and Style

While perhaps not the oldest Swiss timepiece making brand, it is one of the most admired and awarded. Recognized for the innovative and complex designs, the brand has gained respect from timepiece aficionados around the globe. One quite impressive piece from Urwerk is the UR-105M Watch, displaying strength and style, the perfect combination.

This timepiece is constructed for durability, built tough, crafted with steel and titanium, but the inner movement is smooth as silk, featuring four forged-aluminum satellites rotating inside the clear case, showcasing the numeral on the bottom, a heart that is complicated but extremely elegant. The second display on the piece helps to provide relevant information, and also houses the power reserve indicator located on the side.

Harry Winston Midnight Moonphase Automatic Timepiece

Building on the legacy of the brand founder whose name continues to propel it forward, the name portrays impeccable quality, exquisite jewelry, namely the diamond collections, and also some amazing watches. One of the latest and extremely creative pieces is the Harry Winston Midnight Moonphase Automatic Timepiece. Taking the classic credentials of an amazing watch, this collection takes the delicate balance of distinct elements used in amazing pieces and couples that with iconic arches that celebrate the unmistakable heritage the brand evokes.

This amazing piece is crafted in 18k white or rose gold and has been created in a case measuring 42.5 mm x 10.6 mm. The elegant design features double sapphire crystals, is water resistant up to 30 meters and encases the remarkable HW3202 Swiss in house caliber, with 28 jewels, 28,800 vph beats and power reserves up to 48 hours. Certainly another amazing aspect of this piece is the flat silicon balance spring, the 18k white gold skeleton rotor, and of course the beveled bridges, circular graining and totally beautiful Cotes de Geneve finishing.

Chopard’s Imperiale Jewelry

Jeweler, watchmaker, both, Chopard has introduced the new collection of Imperiale watches and a complete line of jewelry to accompany the timepieces. The timepiece is a beautiful two-tone selection, and the entire collection is an exquisite blend of sophisticated and sensual pieces, simple but chic, designed for women with luxurious taste, and demanding personalities. Crafted of rose or white gold, these pieces have been created for everyone, young and old, with amazing shapes, rich colors and curves that make everyone envious.

The collection includes bracelets, ring, multiple length necklaces with pendants, and earrings that are all bear the signature motif for the series, a stylized four-sided flower shape that took inspiration from the traditional embroideries that adorned the gowns, and fabrics for majestic royalty from many countries. The timepieces within the collection also feature the flower motif on the dial and it has been used in various sizes, from delicate and soft to bold and striking.

Breguet No. 1646 Diver Watch: A Newly Discovered Vintage from 1965

When you think about timepiece collectors and amazing timepieces from 1965 you might think that it would be old news, but in fact the Breguet No. 1646 Diver Watch is just the opposite, it is a newly discovered vintage collectible from 1965 and making news here in 2014. A rare piece, there were only 60 pieces produced and the design is unique and extremely possible that there will be some modern updates coming for this remarkable watch.

A brand authentic timepiece like this is hard to find and while it took some of the design ideas from the Rolex Submariner; it has a tremendous amount of novel elements. The lume filled oversized hour markers are very attractive, the rotating bezel is perfectly sized and the case is actually very thin for a watch of this type. Featuring a screw-down caseback and crown it is water resistant and has a exquisite clean dial, with just the brand logo and date window.