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Friday, 27 Aug, 2010


Great-Visibility Wristwatch for Divers

Fans of diving have another bold wristwatch at their disposal - the Angular Momentum Berillium Diver Magnus.

The watch surprises by its look - a rather massive case construction measures 60mm in diameter and weighs 350 grams. It is crafted from bronze, a material rarely used by watchmakers.

The Angular Momentum watch will also impress you by its night-time visibility - it features super-luminous markers on the rotating bezel, luminous dial and hands that glow brightly in green and blue.

The watch is coupled with a black rubber strap equipped with the brand’s patented locking system. It boasts remarkable water-resistance level – down to 300 meters.


Thursday, 26 Aug, 2010


Leonardo DiCaprio Supports Environment Wearing Swiss Wristwatches

Fans of Leonardo DiCaprio are well-aware that he is not only a talented actor but also an environmental activist who offers his support and makes multi-million dollar-donations to efficient environmental organizations, with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Green Cross International on the top of the list.

In 2009, DiCaprio joined efforts with the highly-respected Swiss watchmaking brand TAG Heuer and fell in love with its watches. Since then, the brand and the actor have been successfully involved in a number of environmental projects.

The actor wore the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Day-Date watch in the brand's advertizing campaign. In the movie Inception, Leonardo wears another TAG Heuer timepiece - the Carrera Automatic.

In 2010, the actor participated in the creation of a new TAG Heuer watch and the Aquaracer 500M Leonardo DiCaprio Limited Edition was born. All the steps made together by the brand and the actor have been aimed at raising funds to support environmental organizations.


Tuesday, 24 Aug, 2010


New Bugatti-Inspired Wristwatch

Bugatti test driver Pierre-Henri Raphanel, driving at a top speed of 431 km/h at the wheel of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, wears on his wrist the new Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Super Sport watch.

The Bugatti car, having established a world land speed record for production sports cars this June and entered the Guinness Book of Records, inspired the unique wristwatch that provides the lateral time display. It allows car drivers instantly read the time without moving one’s wrist.

The heart of the timepiece is a manually-wound movement – the Calibre Parmigiani 372. It provides a power reserve of 10 days.

The 18K white gold construction of the wristwatch incorporates six sapphire crystals protecting 337 components of the timepiece. The display boasts the signature orange color associated with the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport.


Friday, 20 Aug, 2010


Innovative Wristwatch to Help You Count with Joy

If you are sick and tired of all "conventional" complicated wristwatches, including tourbillons, chronographs and perpetual calendars, you will be delighted to find out that Glashutte Original created something different - a new mechanical watch that can help you count anything you like.

You can count the number of phone calls you get from your girlfriend a day, the number of cakes you've just eaten or the number of tasks your boss gave you since morning. To be specific, the wristwatch allows you to count and keep track of absolutely different things from 1 to 99 and never hesitate that you've got it wrong because you are often absent-minded or just don't like to keep numbers in your busy head.

The innovative watch, called the PanoMatic Counter XL, is equipped with the brand's new Calibre 96-01 automatic movement constructed from 584 individually-crafted components.

Using the pushers located at 9, 8, and 10 o'clock on the side of the case and the counter with red numerals at 9 o'clock on the dial, you can easily count up, count down or reset to zero.


Wednesday, 18 Aug, 2010


Smartest Mechanical Alarm Wristwatch

The Glashutte Original Senator Diary watch is the only mechanical wristwatch that allows you to set an alarm time up to 30 days ahead of time.

The heart of the timepiece is a complicated automatic movement built from 600 components, with 340 of the components used for the innovative alarm clock module.

The diary alarm is featured at 9 o’clock via a black sub-dial surrounded by a German silver ring and a curved aperture with a red arrow at 6 o'clock.

The case of the Senator Diary watch is crafted from stainless steel or rose gold and measures 42 mm in diameter. It is coupled with a black alligator leather strap.


Tuesday, 17 Aug, 2010


New TAG Heuer Wristwatch for Professional Divers

What characteristics are all-important for a diver's wristwatch? The list is topped by precision, resilience, safety and functional design. A diver's watch should also provide great visibility and easy handling under water. The TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500m Caliber 16 Automatic Chronograph watch boasts all the features named.

The case of the watch is crafted from polished and fine-brushed steel and measures 44mm in diameter. It incorporates a unidirectional rotating bezel with easy-to-grip studs grooved on the sides to make the bezel really comfortable-to-use.

The watch guarantees reliable timekeeping as it is animated by the brand's Caliber 16 that gives an advantage of a 48-hour power-reserve.

It is interesting to mention that the TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500m line is the choice of Leonardo DiCaprio.


Monday, 16 Aug, 2010


Meteorite Wristwatch to Celebrate Anniversary of Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

The 35th anniversary of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project mission is commemorated by a unique wristwatch that boats the dial produced from a true piece of meteorite.

The dial of the Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo-Soyuz "35th Anniversary" chronograph is actually a single piece cut from a meteorite that crossed the Earth's atmosphere and survived, having then reached the terrestrial surface.

The unusual structure of the meteorite was formed under very high temperature when it entered our planet's atmosphere, followed by cooling.

The unique timepiece will be available in a limited number of 1975 pieces.


Friday, 13 Aug, 2010


New Eterna Limited Edition Wristwatch for Bold Explorers

The Eterna Heritage Super KonTiki Limited Edition 1973 watch follows the steps of the initial model unveiled in 1973.

The original piece paid tribute to a voyage across the Pacific to the Polynesian islands undertaken by bold explorers on a raft named KonTiki. Actually, you can see an engraving of the raft on the back side of the wristwatch.

The 44mm steel case of the timepiece demonstrates the signature tonneau shape and a rotating diver's bezel.

The dial provided perfect legibility even under reduced light conditions as its elements are Superluminova-coated.

The heart of the Eterna watch is a reliable Swiss automatic movement.


Thursday, 12 Aug, 2010


Guepard Retroswiss Wristwatch for Risky Lifestyle

If you are fond of motor racing and enjoy taking risks, the Guepard Retroswiss watch is just what you need. The wristwatch is characterized by utmost resistance and reliability.

The sporty watch has a steel case that is 50-meter water-resistant. It houses a self-winding movement that animates hours, minutes and seconds, as well a 24-hour indicator. It is coupled with a matt crocodile leather strap.

The black carbon dial features retrograde hour and minute counters accentuated by red and yellow. You will also see the retrograde seconds counter and the power reserve indicator.


Tuesday, 10 Aug, 2010


New Certina Wristwatch for Sports Lovers

The new Certina DS Podium Valgranges watch is created to make one feel its unmistakable style, reliability and precision.

The 44 mm case of the wristwatch is rendered in stainless steel. The scratch-resistant sapphire crystal over the dial is provided with external and internal anti-reflective treatment. The transparent case-back allows to rest one’s eyes on the inner life of the timepiece.

The Certina watch is 100-meter water-resistant. It guarantees reliable timekeeping due to a self-winding ETA movement.

Besides hours and minutes, the functionality of the watch includes the chronograph, date and tachometer.


Friday, 06 Aug, 2010


True Moon Meteorite Wristwatch

Would you like to see sky nuances and moon phases on the dial of your wristwatch? The Arnold & Son True Moon Meteorite watch is just what you need.

The dial of the watch is performed in a remarkably hard meteorite stone from Arizona.

Besides conventional hours, minutes and seconds, the display demonstrates moon phases and the perpetual moon cycle, with all the functions animated by an automatic movement.

The 46mm-in-diameter case is sculptured in pink gold and is 30-meter water-resistant.

It goes on a black or brown croco strap.


Thursday, 29 Jul, 2010


New Diver's Wristwatch for Extreme Diving

The Porsche Design P'6780 Diver is a new diver's watch created for most reliable diving. The stainless steel case container is hinged into a titanium bridge structure and goes on a caoutchouc strap. The strap incorporates a special diving extension system for wearing the wristwatch over a diving suit.

The black dial features oversized numerals, baton-shaped indices and large hands provided with a luminous coating to come up with utmost visibility in the dark. The date window is found at 9 o’clock. The watch has a special flange for setting the diving time.

The diver's watch boasts 1000-meter water-resistance. It is equipped with a mechanical self-winding movement that gives an advantage of a 42-hour power reserve.


Wednesday, 28 Jul, 2010


Functionality and Style - Certina DS Master Chronograph

The new Certina DS Master chronograph watch is equally visually and technically exciting. The 45 mm case of the watch is crafted in PVD-coated stainless steel. The case construction incorporates a protected crown and two push-buttons. It is 100-meter water-resistant.

The heart of the timepiece is a COSC-certified chronometer quartz chronograph movement synonymous to high precision and reliability.

The black multi-level dial is shielded by a glare-proofed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The watch boasts the brand’s famous DS Double Security protection system.

The DS Master chronograph goes on a black rubber strap fitted with a folding safety buckle and a diving extension system.


Monday, 26 Jul, 2010


Saint Honore Limited Edition Watch

The Coloseo Valjoux limited edition watch from Saint Honore stands out due to its remarkable technical characteristics and charismatic design.

The 44 mm case of the watch is sculptured from stainless steel provided with titanium PVD finishing. The case construction is 50-meter water-resistant.

The heart of the wristwatch is a reliable automatic chronograph movement the ETA 7750 Valjoux. It gives an advantage of a 44-hour power reserve.

The black dial with Superluminova-coated elements offers utmost night-time readability.

The Saint Honore watch goes on a comfortable black leather strap.


Friday, 25 Jun, 2010


Wristwatch with Spider-Web Inspired Face

The Sarpaneva Korona K0 is another one-of-a-kind wristwatch created by Finish independent watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva. The watch arrests attention by its dial that looks like a spider web.

The outer edge of the dial features an innovative diver's timer ring. The ring is incorporated right into the watch’s movement and all the functions are operated via the single crown.

The wristwatch is animated by a mechanical automatic movement.

The lightweight titanium case of the Sarpaneva watch measures 46 mm in diameter. It is 200-meter water-resistant. The original look of the timepiece is completed by a rubber strap.


Tuesday, 22 Jun, 2010


Louis Vuitton Watch Says No to Conventional

Nowadays, nobody seems interested in producing conventional 3-hand wristwatches. Louis Vuitton is no exception - the brand has introduced a watch with no hour hand.

The Tambour Spin Time GMT watch incorporates 12 rotating cubes to show the hours. The current hour is marked by the cube in the current hour position, while other cubes are blank. The cubes have numerals on two sides to show a.m. or p.m time.

The heart of the watch is a reliable Swiss-made self-winding movement.

The Louis Vuitton watch boasts a 44mm case crafted in white gold. Considering the sophisticated nature of the timepiece, its price reaches 47,000 US dollars.


Wednesday, 16 Jun, 2010


Art Specials Wristwatches from Swatch

If you are interested in arts, new Art Specials watches created by Swatch will surely catch your glance. These timepieces have been created in cooperation with true artists and fashion designers.

One watch from the range has been inspired by Bollywood movies, while another watch demonstrates the style of graphic novels and comic stories written by a well-known French artist and writer. You will also see a funny one-eyed timepiece that glows in the dark.

Those, with philosophical approach to life, will appreciate the new Swatch watch named 'You Stop You Die'. The watch features a skull and crossbones on a mirror.


Monday, 14 Jun, 2010


RedSea Wristwatches - If You Like Pirates

If you are fond of everything related to pirates or you are an avid diver, you will surely like the RedSea Six Pounder and Holystone watches.

The diver's watches feature 44mm cases sculptured in stainless steel, or in black PVD-coated steel. Their greatest advantage is 300-meter water-resistance.

The dials are characterized by superb readability due to bold luminescent hour markers and orange and red hands with luminescent inserts. The design of the hands of the Six Pounder watch is meant to make you think of a cannon featuring lumed cannon balls.


Wednesday, 09 Jun, 2010


Jet-Black Lime-Fresh Wristwatch

If you are fond of unconventional things, you are sure to like the new Angular Momentum Jet Black watch. The face of the watch has no traditional hands. The watch tells time with help of discs revolving under its black 'medallion' dial.

Your glance will be caught by a green lime-like spot that indicated the current hour. The minutes are displayed via an arc-shaped minutes window with white numerals.

The 42mm case of the watch is black PVD-coated stainless steel. The dial is surrounded by a polished steel bezel.


Monday, 07 Jun, 2010


Upside Down Wristwatch

Can you imagine a wristwatch that tells time in an upside down manner? This is exactly the watch created by a talented French watchmaker Ludovic Ballouard.

The numerals on the dial of the Upside Down watch are arranged in the upside down way, except for the numeral that indicated the current hour. The right numeral is also provided with a dot next to it to make the hour read at a glance.

The minutes are indicated by a central hand but the dial lacks the minute graduations. You will also notice the small seconds sub-dial.


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