ARMIN STROM

ARMIN STROM

Drivers are wearing new watches – Racing Manual and Racing Gravity

„The look of the Racing Collection really captures the mystique of racing. The plate and bridges have a rugged feel and their decorations reflect that of an F1 engine in some places. Plus, the bridges on both models are made from authentic F1 material from a Marussia F1 Team race car. This means, I have a piece of that car forever. It’s taking the synthesis to the furthest degree“, says Max Chilton, driver for the Marussia F1 Team.

Swiss watch manufacturer Armin Strom has extended its sponsorship of Marussia F1 Team as the Team’s Official Timing Partner for a fourth consecutive season. For the 2014 Formula 1 season, Armin Strom updates its Racing Collection by introducing two new calibres, that incorporate the same precision and composite materials used to create the Marussia F1 Team MR03 race car.

Racing Manual is a limited edition of 50 pieces with visible dial-side bridges machined directly from the engine block of an F1 car. This watch is based on calibre AMW11, which has a 5-day power reserve and as Claude Greisler, designer and director expresses: “The Armin Strom Racing Manual has been developed so that each one of its beats represents a declaration of love for beautiful mechanics.”

Racing Gravity is the watch that animate the king’s category of motor racing. The transmission is provided by a microrotor mechanism, which activates when gravity opposes a kinetic force.

SEQUENTIAL TWO – S200 CRAFTED FROM 18 CARAT GOLD AND SAPPHIRE

SEQUENTIAL TWO – S200 CRAFTED FROM 18 CARAT GOLD AND SAPPHIRE

MCT presents new Sequential two S200 timepiece, for the first time in a round-shaped case composed of 43 components.

The prism display was first unveiled in the Sequential One, every iteration of which has featured a square case. The Sequential Two takes the same movement and display concept, but brings a more traditional circular case to the mix. This case is large at 44.6 mm across and 14.5 mm thick. There are both red-gold with dark dial elements and white-gold versions with light dial elements, and each features a sapphire ring around the caseband to let light in.

The S200’s automatic-winding movement with 18K gold micro-rotor was developed in-house by MCT. The lower mass of the micro-rotor requires less force than a traditional full-size rotor. The stunning hand-finished black movement bridges visible through the display back offer a high contrast backdrop to the red gold of rotor.

The hour modules enable highly legible over-sized numerals. Each of the four hour modules comprises of five triangular prisms, which rotate to display one of three numbers. The current hour is indicated by the open mouth of the ‘C-shape’ arc around the center of the dial, which also masks the non-current hours. The current hour displays sequentially in an anticlockwise direction.

ROLEX COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA 2014

ROLEX COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA 2014

The Cosmograph was part of a long Rolex tradition in chronographs. The first chronograph equipped with a waterproof Oyster case appeared in 1939. The Cosmograph Daytona was robust, waterproof and featured a tachymetric scale on the bezel for calculating average speed.

Rolex presents a new jewelled version of the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona that combines the nobility of 950 platinum and the radiance of purest – quality diamonds. This luxury timepiece is equipped with calibre 4130, a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement with a column wheel entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 4130 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute tests.

The Cosmograph Daytona’s 40 mm Oyster case guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). The dial is entirely paved with 437 diamonds, apart from the ice blue chronograph counters and the resplendent bezel is set with 36 baguette-cut diamonds.

It’s time to buy a new watch – it’s time for Rolex!

MOTO 360

Moto 360

MOTOROLA’S FIRST ANDROID SMART WATCH

Motorola announced its first smart watch in conjunction with Google’s announcement of Android Wear, the company’s new port of a modified form of Android and Google Now, which it hopes will serve as a platform for all sorts of wearable devices in the near future.

The Moto 360 boasts a circular, digital watchface powered by Android Wear that grants users access to notifications with, presumably, gestures, as the company’s official line mentions the need for a “twist of the wrist.” And like other Android Wear smartwatches, the Moto 360 relies heavily on Google Now’s voice command capabilities. Saying “Okay Google” will open up a variety of options.

“It’s time for a watch that looks and feels great and gives you the information you need, when you need it,” wrote Motorola’s Corporate Vice President of Product Management Lior Ron, in an announcement blog post.

Blancpain launches Villeret Perpetual Calendar

Blancpain launches Villeret Perpetual Calendar

The Villeret Perpetual Calendar is a new watch made to look amazing and keep you organized.
It has an exceptional self-winding movement that provides 8 days of power when fully wound.
Its mechanism measures 7.25mm in thickness but in those few millimeters holds amazing 379 individual components.

Thanks to Blancpain’s patent, the under-lug correctors, you can adjust the date and the moon-phase without a dedicated tool. The correctors are invisible while the watch is worn so they preserve the smooth lines of the design itself.

The design is obviously classy, with red gold as the main material, case diameter of 38mm, sapphire case-back with honeycomb motif oscillating weight and alligator leather strap.

This new model comes in a dedicated box that will keep the watch on time even when not in use.

Villeret Pertpetual Calendar is available for $44,500.

Cartier Shape Your Time

Cartier Shape Your Time

From 24 through 25 May, French jeweller Cartier celebrated the official launch of its Calibre de Cartier Diver watch whilst also showcasing the 5 key pillars that best represents its heritage and technical expertise in contemporary men’s watches.

“Shape Your Time” is set to launch and promote the Calibre de Cartier Diver’s watch, its first true diving watch.

The Calibre de Cartier was introduced in 2010, the first masculine sport dress watch and the highlight novelty for this year, the Calibre de Cartier Diver watch seen above is Cartier’s first true diving watch. The Santos de Cartier has been in the archives from 1904 where it was first designed for Brazilian aviator, Mr Alberto Santos-Dumont, and is the most classical and recognizable Cartier watch. The Tank was created during World War I in 1917 and was presented as a gift to General Pershing, and has been an style icon ever since. The Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch was produced in 2007 and highlights Cartier’s creativity and innovation in breaking watchmaking aesthetic boundaries.

Raymond Weil

Raymond Weil
Veil of black elegance

Raymond Weil Genève is a Swiss luxury watchmaker, founded in 1976 in Geneva. It is a family company founded by Mr Raymond Weil.
The freelancer collection continues to evolve. The ladies’ model, is worn on a black alligator strap complementing a 29mm rose gold PVD plated steel case, delicately set with 50 diamonds. Incredible elegance watch is made of the most graceful and sophisticated material, pearl and diamonds blend with mechanical prestige.
Unique Freelancer is also made for active men who are elegant at all times. This watch includes the rose gold plated case, indexes and hands beautifully highlighted by the black dial and leather strap.
These two black models beat to the rhythm of a mechanical, automatic winding movement, which reveals its balance at 12 o’clock and powers the functions of hours, minutes and seconds.

Royal Black Caviar watch by YORK

Royal Black Caviar watch by YORK

Brilliant Royal Black Caviar is more than just a timepiece

This is a serious traditional watch created by the Schaumburg Watch company, which York serves as creative director and a shareholder. The 18k, 44mm gold case is topped by a bezel set with 53 black diamonds, that form the outer ring, and five black diamonds on the crown.

The main dial is crafted of sterling silver as well, garnished with a gorgeous black enameling with white numerals for delicate contrast. The most amazing thing is actually strapping, It was made exclusively from stingray leather from the Indo-Pacific region. Thanks to that, the black strap looks like it was made from caviar eggs. The beating heart inside this black beauty is a mechanically-wound movement SW07, engraved by hand and styled with 17 jewels.

It is available in a limited edition of 99 and a price of 59,500 dollars.

The 2LMX Watch -Analog Meets Digital-

The 2LMX Watch
-Analog Meets Digital-

2lmx is the code name for a group of friends who have worked in the watch industry for 15-20 years. They are recognized as specialists, and they are living for it. Arnaud Tellier is the man who gives breath of life to this time masterpiece. The watch is entirely created and manufactured in Switzerland, and is hand finished and assembled, requiring over 1,000 hours.
The main feature of this watch is amazing futuristic design and analog system.
The 2LMX movement uses four drums to indicate time digitally. The drums within drums concept allows them to indicate 10 digits in a limited space. The watch displays time in a 24 hour format.
The whole system of this perfect watch is something that you need to see in action.

MB & F MegaWind Mechnaical Watch

MB & F MegaWind Mechanical Watch

Another fantastic masterpiece launched by Maximilian Büsser & Friends, called the MegaWind Hronological Machine No.3.
„Time and Power – who says you can’t have it all“, is the slogan for this watch. The HM3 is the most successful series from MB & F and their top-selling model collection of all time.
The HM3 MegaWind is the new generation of HM3 that improves on and replaces the first generation Horological Machine No. 3 collection. The rotor, which is designed like a battle-axe, and regulator were placed on the dial side required an inverted movement, which was only possible thanks to two large high-tech ceramic bearings that efficiently transmit time up to the revolving hour and minute cones above. “Mystery rotor”, how MB&F call this rotor, was originally conceived by Stepan Sarpaneva. The reason why they call it like that is because it appears symmetrical but still spins properly like an asymmetrical rotor – this symmetry is really an optical illusion as mass has been shaved off the underside of the blade on one side of the rotor, allowing it to function properly.
The box is made with no less than 50 components made in red gold, with red gold rotor, or made in white gold, with gold rotor coated blue and the cones are made from solid blocks of aluminum.
The MB&F HM3 MegaWind is available in red gold, with matching red gold rotor, or in white gold with a sky-blue rotor.