September 2014 – WORLD OF LUXURY

Monthly Archives: September 2014

Breitling Cockpit B50 Watch With Exclusive New Super Quartz Movement

Breitling has had other timepieces that were named “Cockpit” but none that were actually designed for pilots and made to be worn inside the very namesake. This B50 Watch featuring the exclusive new super quartz movement also is crafted with a plug-in that allows for it to be connected to your computer USB. Created with some unique performance and utility functions, the new timepiece is COSC certified and carries the homemade brand movement.

This design was specifically crafted for professionals, featuring a second time zone display, calendar, dual alarms, timing functions and some very innovative elements. For those who want more than just an ordinary timepiece, this one also delivers an electronic tachometer, countdown/positive timing system and aviation-specific time of flight functions. Now if these attributes are not enough for you, then maybe the additional items the chronograph sports, like the coordinated universal time function which allows for arbitrary time zone changes might sway you to take a closer look.

Breguet Classique Power Reserve 7137 Watch

While this is not a new timepiece, it is one of the most exquisite and lovely watches crafted by Breguet. The Classique Power Reserve 7137 collection really epitomizes what this brand is about. The heritage and designs that are created here have all been carefully planned out, and bring quality, reliability and aesthetic beauty with each timepiece.

The case on this timepiece has a coined-edge side and lugs that are quite simple, while it showcases a beautiful guilloche engraved dial. From the foundation of the brand, the pocket watch has provided a classic layout and design for the timepieces. The complications feature the moon phase indicator, the power reserve indicator, as well the mastery of the asymmetric and symmetrical well balanced dials. Certainly this 39mm wide timepiece is not large, it is a wonderful size for a dress watch, and the thin bezel allows it to be extremely wearable and legible.

Blancpain Villeret Quantieme Perpetual 8 Jours Watch Hands-On

Blancpain has somewhat of an advantage in that it has the ability to develop and produce its own movements, which really opens the door for creative excellence. That freedom, coupled with tradition, innovation and a history of expertise has helped to deliver the new Quantieme Perpetual 8 Jours Watch Hands-On, a new perpetual calendar, endowed with an 8 day power reserve and moon phase as well as small seconds.

While the exquisite timepiece might seem simple and classic, it is aesthetically beautiful, using precious metals to their utmost perfection. The 42mm diameter case is available in 18k red gold, or a limited number platinum edition and finished with either a chocolate brown alligator strap or mesh bracelet. Equipped with the new self-winding Calibre 5939A the movement is comprised of 379 parts, is 7.25mm thick and allows adjustments of the day, date, month and moon-phase indications.

Montegrappa Unveils My Guardian Angel, an Exquisite Writing Instrument Collection

Through the years, Montegrappa, the Italian luxury brand known for their exquisite writing instruments, have produced the most elegant and magnificent pieces, collectors and stars alike continue to grab them as quickly as they can. Unveiling the latest collection, My Guardian Angel, the brand has confirmed their silversmiths artistic talents, and their amazing design abilities.

The collection is comprised of some brilliant pieces, including cufflinks and wristwatches. In coordination with the other pieces, the collection features an angel armed with a sword and shield, the watches have a motif of wings and sun rays. The intricately designed mainstay of the collection has been awarded the Sterling Silver design category winner at Couture Design Awards in Las Vegas. This honor holds special meaning to the brand, it shows special recognition of their mastery of manufacturing, but also artistic skills, specifically jewelry, gem setting, enameling, painting, and engraving.

Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 5

Back in 2009 the first Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon was created and now one of the finest pieces within the collection, the 5, has made it debut. Each piece built upon the next release for technical challenges and the brilliance of the movement, as well as the complication and design. While the 4 certainly took things to an entirely new level on both precision and performance, this latest release reveals the truly exceptional mechanism behind this movement.

The brand wanted to really keep the focus on this mechanism, and the execution, so they had to take a new approach and that direction is how this miniature mechanical magnificence was born. The movement had to be completely reorganized, creating levels for the movement, bridges that were laid just below the surfacen and the tri-axial then overseeing it all. Comprised of 381 components, 57 jewels and 21,600 vibrations per hour, this manual winding mechanical masterpiece also has a 50 hour power reserve.

Frederique Constant Healey GMT 24H Collection

When you hear someone describing an amazing automobile, they use words like power, precision, and engineering brilliance, so it should be no surprise that the latest Frederique Constant Healey GMT 24H Collection elicits those same words, with one addition, passion. While motorcars certainly inspired these timepieces with the NOJ393 Healey, and a partnership that has continued for many years, the watch maker certainly brings their own creative and unique blend of these elements to each piece.

There are three watches in this series, each powered by the FC350 Automatic movement, and all featuring a array of functions including but not limited to hours, minutes, seconds, and date. The talented and gifted brand engineers have designed these timepieces so that every feature can be accessed as well as adjusted through the single crown. The main module of course is an in-house design, from conception to manufacturing.

Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Watches

The official timekeeper for the F1 Monaco Grand Prix, Chopard as the 2014 edition of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Watches. The brand has a true love of classic car racing and has transformed that love into an amazing talent for designing racing-inspired chronographs. Each year the brand has crafted a new model, and they have evolved from very classic styles with polished bezels and rounded Arabic numerals, to these sportier pieces, more casual and featuring on-bezel tachymeter scales and other clever designs.

This latest design collection has a black and yellow aesthetic blend, and the titanium case showcases a beadblasted finish. The counters are created with a recess, that gives depth to the piece, features polished pushers along with a snailed decoration on the silver-toned dial. Striking metallic black hands define the piece with a decisive flair and the double digit numerals that combine with the hour markers give the timepiece a much clearer display.

Bovet Amedeo Fleurier 43 Meteorite Watch Review

Following in the footsteps of Bovet Amedeo timepieces the new Fleurier 43 Meteorite Watch is a high end luxury item in both design and cost. While it is not the first timepiece of its design it is one of the finest. This dress timepiece allows one to stand out with exclusivity and elegance. The style and design is beautiful and coupled with the in house movement the brand has created another magnificent collection.

There are many pieces on the market that offer similar dials and attributes of this one, but they are not this exact piece. There is a lot more to this piece than the obvious elements that can be found on other brands. The brand ha-styles a history of crafting very ornate pocket timepieces, and most of the other collections offer a ribbon-style crown that sits at the top of the case in order for it to allude the pocket watch look. While the case has a unique design, it is not evident when on the wrist and has a very typical feel on the wrist.