NEWS & EVENTS

  • Franck Muller Vanguard

    The idea of all well-known companies are companies with long history is broken by Franck Muller—one of the most renowned watch manufacture in the world. The company was founded in 1991 by Franck Muller, a talented craftsman that was born and raised in Switzerland—the place where the world’s greatest watches are produced. Long before Franck Muller established his company, the world of watch manufacturing had already known him. He became famous with specialists from all over the world as a great watch restorer when he was still a student at a watch college. In Franck Muller’s point of view, he thought that an excellent watch should not only be accurate, but its appearance and design should be outstanding and amazing. Therefore, supported by all the great thoughts and abundant experience, he had the courage to establish his own watch brand. The designs of the Franck Muller watches are bold, stylish, and dramatic. He dares to use an exaggerated way to express the uniqueness of his watches. There was no doubt that Franck Muller would be a huge success in the world of watch manufacturing, and the company became the brightest star in the world of horology in 1992.

    The Franck Muller Vanguard (Ref. V45SCBRTT5NGR) is sailing in a sporty direction with a riveting shape. It calls in for simple and innovative aesthetics. The 53.7mm x 44mm tonneau shaped titanium case features a grey dial with distinctive applique numerals that immediately grab everyone’s attention were meticulously hand-polished and hand-brushed. A small circle date aperture is located at 6 o’clock position. The rose gold bezel engraved the eight directions as well as the degrees of the angles in between.

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  • Piaget Altiplano 60th Anniversary

    Historically, Piaget has always devoted to making the slimmest watch and creating technical innovation of watch in the world. In 1957, Piaget “revolutionized the watchmaking world with the launch of its ultra-thin watch”—they introduced the birth of Altiplano, which is named for the high-altitude plateau of the Andes cordillera and symbolizes purity and natural beauty. The ultra-thin 9P manual-winding movement presented at Basel watch fair immediately became legendary. The caliber, only 2mm thick, enabled the construction of a remarkably slim watch. The elegant profile, excellent performance along with the thin and light architecture made it one of a kind. Nonetheless, the simplicity of the ultra-thin Altiplano conceals great horological sophistication. Every stage of making the Altiplano—from the development through its finishing stage—is performed in specialized fine watchmaking workshops in which the full in-house integration of diverse skills guarantees the performance.

    2017 is Piaget Altiplano’s 60th Anniversary, and they introduced two new Altiplano watches—Altiplano Manual-Winding 38mm watch (G0A42107) and Altiplano Self-Winding 43mm watch (G0A42105) to celebrate its birthday. Both of the 43mm and the 38mm model have a white gold case with stunning blue dial featuring a central cross in tribute to the origins of the Altiplano line. The blue alligator strap matches with the dial and integrate perfectly with the lugs. The 38mm version features 430P manual-winding movement that offers approximately 43 hours power reserve and limited to 460 pieces. The 43mm model has 1200P automatic movement with approximately 44 hours power reserve and limited to 360 pieces.

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  • Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Duoface

    The original intent of the birth of Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso was to survive polo matches. Back in the 1930s, LeCoultre manufacture and Jaeger S.A. were two different companies. They worked together and created the legendary Reverso. The reversible case can protect the watch from shocks, while a case back could be used for personalization. The original Reverso case was 38mm long, 24mm wide, and 6mm high—just as the same size as today’s Reverso Classique. In 1937, Jaeger S.A. and LeCoultre merged, and officially became Jaeger-LeCoultre. They carried on the legacy of Reverso that represented a symbol of elegance and sophistication. Inspired by the Art Deco style for over 80 years, the Reverso still constantly renewing and reinventing itself through each new model. Unfortunately after WWII, the mode switched to round watches and the symbol of the Art Deco was somehow disregarded compared to previous years. Because of that, the Reverso experienced a low ebb for a while. Luckily, an Italian watch dealer noticed the Reverso, and was confident that these pieces will be a success. Therefore he convinced the brand, and later in 1982, Reverso was revived by JLC that housed mostly quartz movement.

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    Today, Jaeger LeCoultre introduces the iconic Reverso Classic Large Duoface (Ref. 3838420). This timepiece is powered by JLC in house calibre 969 in automatic self-winding movement. With 47mm long and 28.3mm wide stainless steel case, the front case has silvered Guilloche vertically brushed dial with black transferred numerals, a small day/night indicator at 6 o’clock position and Baton hands; while the back case has a black “Clous de Paris” guilloche dial with struck hour-markers that offers a second time-zone and eventail hands.

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  • Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

    Blancpain’s passion and dedication for the underwater world can be traced back to 1953, when the first commercial Fifty Fathoms watch was unveiled. Back at that time, there were no dive computers. Therefore, a watch that can company the dive soldiers on their missions underwater were crucial for ensuring personal safety and time coordination. Knowing the importance of a good diver’s watch, the commanders of the French Combat Diving School were looking for a proper watch for the dive soldiers, but they could not find anything. Finally, they came to Blancpain, and the CEO back then—Jean-Jacques Fiechter was a passionate diver himself, so he decided to team up with the commanders to create the watch they needed. Since then, the first modern diver’s watch came out, and Blancpain has been “accompanying divers and underwater photographers in their exploration and discovery of the ocean’s fragile beauty, thus contributing to the knowledge of this fascinating universe and to the motivation to protect it.”

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    Carried on the legacy of their legendary ancestors, Blancpain introduces the Fifty Fathom Bathyscaphe (Ref. 5000-1110-B52A). Using Calibre 1315, this watch features self-winding movement that provides 120 hours power reserve. With a 43mm satin-brushed steel case and a small date aperture between 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock position on a meteor grey dial, it also offers a 30 bar water resistance. The hour markers at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock are luminous, as well as all other hour dots and the vintage-inspired hands. The seconds hand also has a luminous dot that sits just inside the hour markers and a bright red tip for improved readability. The ceramic unidirectional bezel with one-minute graduations filled with LiquidMetal—a patented metal alloy to escalate the scratch-resistance level.

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  • Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Lady

    Ulysse Nardin first began creating watches in 1846. His original intent was to “develop his own chronometers based on his extensive experience working with marine chronometers and astronomical timepieces.” Back then, advance navigation instruments were not available for ships, and there is only one precise instrument on board—their marine chronometers. The meticulous accuracy of the chronometers were extremely crucial for the sailors because that was the exclusive piece of technology that they can rely on while sailing and navigating the seas. Over the years, Ulysse Nardin frequently presented his marine chronometers to the Geneva and Neuchatel Observatories for rigorous testing, and proved their superiority in watchmaking industry. Ulysse Nardin carried on this legacy and created the Marine collection that uses many of the elements presented on antique chronometers.

    Inspired by the power of the Ocean, Ulysse Nardin presents the stunning Marine Chronometer Lady (Ref. #: 1182-160C-3C/490)—a combination of precise watchmaking, aesthetic beauty, and innovative technology. Using Silicium technology, this watch uses a self-winding movement powered by UN-118 caliber. With 39mm 18K rose gold case set with 160 diamonds, this timepiece also features a white mother of pearl dial set with 57 diamonds. There is a 60 hours power reserve indicator sub-dial at 12 o’clock and a chronometer indicator on the sub-second dial with a small date aperture at 6 o’clock. The white rubber strap that matches with the color of the watch also comes with 18K rose gold element set with 74 diamonds.

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  • A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Dual Time

    A. Lange & Söhne’s Saxonia is inspired and named for the homeland of the company—Saxony, the independent state located within the heart of Germany. As one of the oldest line of A. Lange & Söhne, the subtlety and heritage of this watch presents a perfect blend of elegance and simplicity. The shape of this watch is classic and sleek, while the overall aesthetic of the collection “echoes the prosperity of the Saxony region during the renowned Baroque period.”

    This time, A. Lange & Söhne adds a little complication into their Saxonia family – the Saxonia dual time that symbolizes the evolution within the Saxonia collection. It is also the first wristwatch in the Saxonia range that sports a GMT display. With a 38.5mm 18K rose gold case, this watch features a 24-hour display with day/night indicator beneath 12 o’clock and a subsidiary second dial at 6 o’clock position. Using a color coded system, the Saxonia Dual Time uses gold hands for local time and blue steel hand for home time, while both times use the same minute hands. The dial uses applied gold baton hour markers and a pleasant symmetrical layout. The in-house made and designed A. Lange & Söhne caliber L086.2 powers the watch and offers 72 hours power reserve. It is a concise and classy piece that perfectly pairs with business or casual attire.

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  • Frederique Constant Smartwatch

    Breaking the conventional concept of watchmaking, Frederique Constant partners with MMT (Manufacture Modules Technologies) and launched the Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch. They are one of the first luxury brands to offer a smartwatch. Frederique Constant wants to have a tryout of basic smartwatches instead of diving too deep at the first place, therefore the Horological Smartwatch integrates high technology into classic luxury Swiss watch design—no digital screens, no charging ports, and look identical to traditional timepieces. With Bluetooth connection in the watch to the smartphones, there are multiple functions in the companion app (MMT-365) that are vital to the experience.

    On a 42 mm rose gold case, this watch features much more functions than it seems. It has activity tracker that can help you keep track of daily steps, calories burned, and total distance you walked, active alerts that can remind you to get some exercise if you have been idle for a set amount of time, and the best part is the dynamic coach that can give you suggestions, tips, and information specifically for you based on your activity and sleep goals. If you wear this watch or put it under your pillow when you go to bed, it will provide details on much time you spent in deep sleep, light sleep, or awake via the sleep monitoring function. The smart sleep alarm function ensures you wake up at the best appropriate time in your sleep cycle. Since the watch is connected to the smartphone, you never need to set a time and date since it will pick up the time from your smartphone and automatically display the new time—basically like a smart worldtimer. It also has notifications function that reminds you if there is a missed call or received a new message by vibrating. It is amazing how all these functions are all managed in such a simple and elegant timepiece.

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  • Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra

    Omega launched the Seamaster collection in 1948 to celebrate the brand’s 100th anniversary, which makes it one of the oldest lines in the current collection, including Constellation, Speedmaster, and De Ville. It was modeled after the Omega Marine, which was the brand’s first water-resistant watch that was released in 1932. The Seamaster collection was originally designed to accompany sailors in their marine adventures, yet later it’s best known for being selected as the James Bond watch(Omega Seamaster 300) since he wore it in all 007 agent James Bond movies such as Golden Eye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), and Die Another Day (2002). In celebration of the 24th James Bond movie—Spectre (2015)—Omega released the special edition Seamaster 300 Spectre which echoes back to the original Bond Seamaster.

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    In 2013, Omega debuted their first Seamaster Aqua Terra. This classic model is a “tribute to Omega’s rich maritime heritage”. This year, a little updates are added into the watch, including the new Master Chronometer caliber. With a 41.5mm stainless steel case, this model features a blue dial with the Teak Concept pattern. The day and date window are at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock positions respectively. A scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides protects the dial. The water resistance level is 15 bar, which is 150 meters/500 feet. Powered by the Omega Co-Axial caliber 8602 which can be seen from the transparent back, this piece offers 55 hours power reserve.

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  • Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton Carbon Watch

    Roger Dubuis is a luxury watch company founded in 1995 in Geneva by Roger Dubuis and Carlos Dias. The idea of the brand was to “push the technical boundaries of fine watchmaking, incorporating high-end mechanical complications in uncompromising designs.” In 2005, Roger Dubuis launched the Excalibur collections featuring an exclusive double tourbillon movement, which is the icon of the brand. The main characteristics of Excalibur collection is to illustrate the combination of technical excellence and powerful design using a purposefully extravagant expression. Aside from that, each piece of the collection meets the new requirements of the Poinçon de Genève.

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    Today, Roger Dubuis introduces the Excalibur Automatic Skeleton Carbon (Ref. RDDBEX0508). This is a new version of the Excalibur Automatic Skeleton—the first non-tourbillon skeleton timepiece and the first automatic skeleton watch of Roger Dubuis movement (RD820SQ) with micro-rotor that offers 60 hours power reserve. All faces of the 167 parts of this watch are individually hand-finished. Whereas the former model was made in 18K rose gold, this new one features a  42mm case made of a high-tech composite called cabon fiber sheet moulding compound (SMC), which makes this timepiece more stylish and light-weight. All the mechanisms are clearly shown from the front face of the watch. The black alligator strap along with the DLC titanium adjustable folding clasp matches perfectly with the case and shows the aesthetics of watchmaking integrating technology.

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  • Jaeger LeCoultre Duometre Unique Travel Time

    In 2007, Jaeger LeCoultre first introduced the Duometre Collection that caught all the chronograph lovers’ attention. The idea of the whole collection is to separate normal time keeping function of the watch from the chronograph function. Thus, the Duometre Collection uses the Dual-Wing ® concept—two separate power sources for each of the functions to make this happen.  Because of that, the Duometre has bi-directional winding. There are three sub-dials on the main dial—the first one at 9 to 10 o’clock position has regular hour and minute hands; the second one at 2 to 3 o’clock position has the chronograph minute and hour hands; and the third one at 6 o’clock position is the “jumping seconds” complication that makes the watches accurate to one-sixth of a second.

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    Later on, a new member joined the Duometre Collection—the Duometre Unique Travel Time (Ref. 6062420). Powered by the Jaeger LeCoultre Calibre 383, this time, the sub-dial of the second time zone with a digital jumping hour is located at 9 to 10 o’clock position. This is the first world time watch that can measure the second time zone’s time down to minutes. At 2 to 3 o’clock position is the sub-dial of the home time with standard dial. At 6 o’clock position is the sub-dial of day/night indication with hour disc and showed via world map which turns. On the two sides of the world time sub-dial are the 50 hours power reserve indicator for home time and second time zone. At the back of the 42 mm rose gold case engraved the names of cities corresponding to 24 time zones. With so much style and complications, this timepiece undoubtedly is the best travel companion.

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