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Saturday, 06 Aug, 2011


High-Precision Compass Wristwatch

Porsche Design presents a new high-precision wristwatch that holds a nice surprise for globe-trotters - the Porsche Design P'6520 Compass watch. The peculiarity of the timepiece is that it indicates both time and direction mechanically.

The Compass watch demonstrates a two-part case-construction, with the upper part representing a three-hand watch and the lower part incorporating a liquid compass for both the northern and the southern hemisphere.

The highly-readable black dial is completed with white luminescent hands and indices and the date window positioned at 3 o’clock.

The heart of the timepiece is a reliable automatic movement.

The watch is rendered in light, corrosion-resistant and non-allergenic titanium.


Wednesday, 20 Jul, 2011


Wristwatch Bearing Panda Bear

The new MB&F HM4 watch is a joint creation of the Swiss watchmaking company MB&F and Chinese artist Huang Hankang.

The timepiece immediately catches the glance by a figurine of a detachable panda bear sculptured from 18k white gold. The bear is holding gold reins, using the watch like a flying machine. It was created as a symbol of a childlike liberation of the spirit.

The titanium case of the watch boasts a complicated construction, incorporating 65 individual parts.

The heart of the unique timepiece is a three-dimensional manual-winding movement built from 311 components and offering a 72-hour power reserve.


Thursday, 14 Jul, 2011


Bovet 7-Day Tourbillon Only Watch 2011 - Harmony of Yin and Yang

The Bovet 7-day Tourbillon Only Watch 2011 demonstrates a unique union of two creatures relevant to the Chinese mythology.

The face of the watch shows off the dragon, a symbol of wisdom and spiritual power. The phoenix, revealed by the case-back, is a symbol of immortality, achievement, and success. The dragon and phoenix united together bring the ideal harmony of yin and yang.

One more original feature of the Bovet watch is the construction of its case - you can easily transform the wristwatch into a table clock or a pocket watch, without using any tools.


Tuesday, 12 Jul, 2011


Fish Scales Wristwatch

Demonstrating an extremely creative approach to watchmaking, Yvan Arpa presents a unique wristwatch limited to just a single piece - the Artya Fish or Fly.

The hand-decorated dial of the watch was conceived with help of 17 different artistic techniques, including collage, application of dyes and pigments, and forging. The most exciting thing about the timepiece is that its face is decorated with real fish scales.

The case of the wristwatch is coupled with a perch-skin strap. Its heart is a Swiss-made self-winding mechanical movement.


Saturday, 09 Jul, 2011


Unique 8 Moons Watch for Ladies

The new Saskia Maaike Bouvier 8 Moons watch is a complicated timepiece that allows its female wearer to follow the progression of the moon's phases each day of the week.

The dial of the watch has been inspired by a night sky sparkling with stars. The extremity of the dial demonstrates 8 luminous moons. It also displays hours and minutes.

The 45mm case of the 8 Moons watch is sculptured in white gold or steel. The face is shielded by a sapphire crystal. The case is teamed with a a hand-sewn leather strap.

The heart of the timepiece is an automatic SmB 905 movement.


Wednesday, 06 Jul, 2011


Unique Dragon Watch

The new Ulysse Nardin Classico Enamel Champleve Dragon watch paralyzes the glance by its enamel champleve dragon dial. The dragon is presented in bright orange and yellow. It was born due to the art of enameling and a special decorative technique.

The unique watch is limited to just 30 pieces.

The 40 mm case of the Dragon watch is rendered in 18K rose or white gold. It is 50-meter water-resistant. The sapphire crystal case-back reveals the inner life of the timepiece. The heart of the watch is a high-precision self-winding movement that gives an advantage of a 42-hour power reserve.


Monday, 04 Jul, 2011


New Swarovski Watch for Ladies - Purple Chic

The new Swarovski Octea Chrono Purple watch is aimed at ladies who appreciate highly feminine accessories.

The sunray-pattern purple dial is framed by a clear crystal bezel that displays minutes in graduated purple, white, plum or black. The dial is completed with luminescent indices and three sub-dials. The 6 o'clock sub-dial is encircled by pave crystals. The sapphire crystal provided with a scratch-resistant anti-reflective treatment protects the watch's face.

The 40mm stainless steel case is coupled with an elegant purple rubber strap embellished six Amethyst Diamond Touch Light crystals. The Swarovski lady's watch is animated by a Swiss-made ETA chronograph movement.


Tuesday, 28 Jun, 2011


Wristwatch Created Specially for Sailors

The new Alpina Sailing watch is created as a reliable timekeeping companion for sailors.

The 44mm case of the watch is rendered in stainless steel. Its face is shielded by a sapphire crystal. The case construction incorporates a unidirectional rotating bezel and a transparent case-back. It is 300-meter water-resistant.

The black or white dial indicates hours, minutes, seconds and offers the yacht timer function. It is completed with white luminous hour and minute hands, a brightly red triangle-shaped seconds hand and large white luminous indexes. The heart of the watch is an automatic caliber AL-880 movement.

The timepiece is presented on a black rubber strap.


Thursday, 23 Jun, 2011


Wristwatch with Precious Rocket

The Van Cleef & Arpels Timeless From the Earth to the Moon watch is a new masterpiece that finely unites High Jewelry with Horology.

The white gold case demonstrates a bezel paved with top-quality diamonds. The mother-of-pearl dial depicts a miniature painting - a rocket created due to a combination of precious materials - sculpted gold, diamonds, enamel, spinel, citrine and moonstone.

The watch is animated by a reliable quartz movement and displays hours and minutes. It is presented on a satin strap fitted with a white gold pin buckle embellished with diamonds.


Thursday, 16 Jun, 2011


Diver's Watch with Amazing Water-Resistance

The Hublot King Power Oceanographic 4000 is another bold wristwatch created specially for divers. It amazes by its water-resistance - up to 4000 meters.

The tonneau-shaped case, 48mm in diameter, is sculptured in titanium or black carbon fiber. The bezel is equipped with a unidirectionally rotating flange bearing a diving scale. To operate the flange, the diver uses a massive titanium 2 o'clock crown. The face of the watch is shielded by a 6.50mm thick sapphire crystal. The timepiece also incorporates a helium escape valve.

The heart of the diver's watch is a Swiss-made self-winding movement. It supplies a 42-hour power reserve and drives hours, minutes, seconds and date functions. The black dial is completed with applied luminous hour-markers and sand-blasted luminous hands.

Wednesday, 15 Jun, 2011


Wristwatch Inspired by Phoenix

The new Urwerk UR-103 Phoenix watch has been inspired by the Phoenix, a symbol of rebirth, immortality, and renewal.

The timepiece demonstrates a polished white gold case hand-decorated by a master engraver. Its face is shielded by a sapphire crystal with antiglare coating. The back-side of the case-construction is crafted in titanium.

The heart of the watch is a hand-wound movement that ensures a 36-hour power reserve.

The peculiarity of the Phoenix watch is its wandering hour indication on a four-arm carousel.

Wednesday, 30 Mar, 2011


Wristwatch to Disintegrate Time

Here is one more highly original and complicated wristwatch created by Harry Winston. As its creators say, it is the timepiece to disintegrate time itself.

The Opus Eleven demonstrates a complex case with three overlapping cylinders. The hour numeral is presented in the center of the dial. The upper pavilion features the minutes via a jumping disk for the tens and a running disk for the units. The lower pavilion allows one to see the beating balance-wheel.

Every 60 minutes your glance will be paralyzed by a kind of horological anarchy – the hour numeral is exploding into chaos! The time gets disintegrated. Then, the hour numeral is reassembled as the next hour.


Wednesday, 23 Mar, 2011


Wristwatches Embellished with Gothic Skulls

ArtyA and Daniel Strom created a one-of-a-kind collection of wristwatches that stand our due to their artistic style and highly original design of the hand-painted case and dial.

The tonneau case is sculptured from steel. It paralyzes the glance by its hand-engraved fluorescent gothic skulls. You will notice large skulls at each corner of the watch and a skull-like crown.

The motto of the collection says the following - "Quod tu es, ego fui, quod ego sum, tu eris," meaning "I was what you are, and what I am you shall be." These words were borrowed from the tombstone of a famous Roman legionary.


Wednesday, 16 Mar, 2011


Wristwatch for Sylvester Stallone's Fans

Sylvester Stallone's fans are given a fine chance to wear a wristwatch similar to the one featured on the star's wrist in the famous movie Daylight.

The Panerai Luminor Chrono Daylight 44mm watch looks sporty and strong. Its case is sculptured in stainless steel. The highly-legible black dial has indications and hands coated with Super-LumiNova for perfect legibility under any light conditions.

The timepiece is animated by the brand's automatic mechanical movement that offers 46 hours of power reserve. Its top precision is crowned by the official chronometer certification

The Panerai watch provides hours, minutes, small seconds, date functions, and the chronograph. It is 100-meter water-resistance.


Wednesday, 02 Mar, 2011


Smart Mechanical Belt Buckle

Now, gentlemen have at their disposal a one-of-a-kind mechanical belt buckle born out of cooperation between Roland Iten and Bugatti.

The Roland Iten "Bugatti edition" buckle, limited to just 22 pieces, is creates to offer an absolutely precise fit. It can be micro-customizable to any size it is required - 87.29, 99.45 or 108.98 cm. Every single buckle is constructed from 100 parts. It is crafted from such fine materials as white gold, titanium and stainless steel and looks really complicated.

The expansion mechanism is worth special attention. Due to a special gear system, you get fine-tuning calibration of the belt from 0-22mm.


Tuesday, 01 Mar, 2011


Boldly-Designed Wristwatch for Men

Here comes one more appealing design for men who like boldly-designed timekeeping accessories - the Carl F. Bucherer Patravi EvoTec Calendar watch.

The 42.6mm case of the wristwatch is sculptured from stainless steel or rose gold. The front and back sides of the case are fitted with glare-proofed sapphire crystals. The case construction is 50-meter water-resistant.

The watch offers the following functions presented on a legible black or silver dial: hours, minutes, small seconds, weeks, day of the week, and big date.

The heart of the timepiece is an automatic movement that gives an advantage of a 55-hour power reserve.


Tuesday, 01 Mar, 2011


Sophisticated Tourbillon Wristwatch

Wristwatches fitted with horological complications enjoy everlasting success. The DeWitt Twenty-8-Eight Tourbillon watch is one of the latest novelties on the scene.

The heart of the timepiece is a manually-wound movement with a solid Tourbillon mechanism. Beating at a frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hour, the 19-jewel movement offers 72 hours of power reserve. The mechanism boasts fine manual finishing.

It is interesting to mention that every sophisticated wristwatch of the brand is assembled, adjusted and tested by a single master watchmaker.

The case of the watch is crafted from 18K white or rose gold coupled with an alligator leather strap.


Thursday, 24 Feb, 2011


Boldly Designed Wristwatch for Extreme Diving

The Clerc Hydroscaph Steel GMT watch is created for those who like diving and boldly designed timekeeping accessories. The wristwatch provides 1000-meter water-resistance.

The octagonal steel case boasts a complex construction. It is built from 103 parts. It is coupled with a crocodile-patterned rubber strap fitted with a folding clasp.

The heart of the timepiece is an automatic movement offering a 45-hour power reserve and the following functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date, dual time-zone display and power-reserve indicator.

The dial provides supreme readability. It catches the glance by its multiple levels and brightly-green accents.


Thursday, 24 Feb, 2011


New Solar Deity Watch for Sunny People

If you are a sunny personality, you will surely appreciate the new Frederic Jouvenot Solar Deity Watch. The timepiece allows you to wear a miniature sun on your wrist.

You will see no conventional hour and minute hands on the watch's face. Instead, there are radio-concentric, three-dimensional rays. They demonstrate the path of the sun and the day/night cycle. When the sun is at its zenith, all the beams turn gold, indicating a full daylight. Then, the beams gradually change their shade from gold to black, showing that the day becomes night. The minutes are displayed with help of the central disc.

The case of the wristwatch is sculptured in lightweight titanium or 18K pink gold. It is animated by a reliable manually-wound movement.


Thursday, 17 Feb, 2011


Reliable Wristwatch for Fans of Diving

Famous Swiss watchmaker Tissot presents a new appealingly-designed timepiece for fans of diving. Offering 300-meter water-resistance, the Tissot Seastar 1000 watch features a sturdy stainless steel case and is animated by a reliable automatic movement.

The diver’s watch reflects the recent trend for big-sized wristwatches – it measures 48mm in diameter. The case incorporates a unidirectional rotating bezel and a helium valve.

The hands and indications on the dial are Superluminova-coated, so the face of the watch is highly-legible under any light conditions. The dial design is especially appealing due to its bright blue or orange accents.


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