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.

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Hublot – Black Caviar Bang

Hublot is well known for its watches such as Big Bang chronograph, Big Bang Red Gold Diamond Ladies Watch and the Red Devil Bang chronograph.

Black Caviar Bang is a special unique luxury piece worth one million dollar, which is also produced by the Hublot. Deep and black tones of diamonds is the only visible feature on the watch. From design to final adjustment, It took over 2000 hours of meticulous work to create this watch.
The Caviar Bang comes festooned with a 18k white gold case and clasp with hundreds of precision cut black diamonds, totaling to 34.5 total carats. There are 322 diamonds on the case, 179 on the bezel, and 30 on the clasp. Black Caviar Bang is provided with the specific HUB Solo Tourbillon movement and received the prize for Best Jewelry Watch at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.

The Hublot Black Caviar Bang is a limited edition run of only one piece.

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Richard Mille RM 056

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.

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C3H5N309 Experiment ZR012 “Nitro” Black Limited Edition by Urwerk and MB&F

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.

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Breva Génie 01

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.