The Richard Mille RM 056 takes over a thousand hours each to produce. The manually wound movement has a tourbillon, 30 minute split second chronograph, a power reserve indicator, and a torque indicator. It sits in a neat crystal sapphire case, a very brittle one at that. Even though the price is somewhat aggressive, $1.65 Million, Richard Mille have sold all of the ones they have produced so far.
The C3H5N309 is very nifty and peculiar little machine. The movement features obligatory Reuleaux polygon rotors, inspired by the epitrochoid combustion chamber of a Wankel engine. It would be rude to expect anything less from a collaboration of Urwerk and MB&F. I have done an earlier post on the HM5, a watch which also testifies to the adeptness of MB&F.
This particular limited edition of the C3H5N309 is distinguished by its black case (made from zirconium) and black movement. This wristwatch retails for $182,000.
The Breva Génie is special in many ways not limited to being the first ever mechanical wristwatch to display weather forecasting and and your altitude. Visible on the dial there is the time at 8 o’clock in a smaller dial, a 65 hour power reserve at 4 o’clock, an altimeter on the top of the dial and the most importantly barometer at 2 o’clock. A small button marked “Air” at 4 o’clock allows for the 44 mm case to “pressurize” and for the barometer and altimeter to the measure air pressure.
405 components is required to produce a single Génie 01 which is limited to 55 pieces around the world. It comes in either yellow gold, rose gold or white gold secured with an alligator strap. The Breva Génie will set you back approximately $150000.
Those of you with an interest for watches might recall the watch controversy that occurred in the London Olympics 2012. The tournament was fully endorsed by Omega and only their timepieces were allowed any media coverage. When sprinter Yohan Blake wore a distinct yellow and green Richard Mille during the 100 meter heats the Olympic Committee was infuriated. The timepiece which was worth $500,000 of course received loads of attention in the media and while the Committee very loudly spoke about fining Blake and Richard Mille they did not.
On the 23rd of January 2013 it was time to release the 2.0 version, the RM059-01 Yohan Blake. The design is sure to divide opinions and it is everything but subtle. The timepiece is designed for sprinting be it both aerodynamically and movement-wise. Brilliant if you run a 100 meters for a living. This is one of our fabourite sport watches.
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The “Royal Oak Concepts” holds a very special place in the delicate world of horology, symbolizing cutting edge technology, without the spare of any expenses. The first RO Concept was released back in 2002 as a 30th-anniversary tribute to Audemars Piguet’s legendary octagonal Royal Oak.
The third and latest Royal Oak Concept features a titanium case with a white ceramic bezel, crown and push pieces instead of black, all heightening the contrast with the titanium case middle. However, Audemars Piguet has now gone one step further and incorporated ceramic into the movement itself, replacing the blackened upper bridge of Calibre 2913 with white ceramic. White ceramic is apparently nine times stronger than steel!
The Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon to be presented for the first time at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2014 (SIHH) in Geneva.