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Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Extra Thin

This year, the Jules Audemars collection welcomes an elegant new version featuring an understated design inspired by the Reference 5271 model created to mark the launch of the extra-thin Calibre 2120. 

 

Featuring contemporary dimensions and sleek, pure lines, this timepiece proudly displays its beating heart, the timeless movement introduced in 1967 and considered by many specialists as “the world’s most beautiful self-winding movement”. Calibre
2120, entirely designed, developed and crafted by the Manufacture Audemars Piguet, is an integral part of the history and the legend that forged the brand’s reputation in the field of extra-thin mechanical movements. 

 

At less than 7 mm thick, the new Jules Audemars watch is entirely in line with this exceptional continuity. The reliability and performance of its movement are matched
by the exquisite finesse of its decorations stemming from the meticulous care lavished by watchmakers on finishing all the components. The mainplate alone features five different diameters of circular graining. All the bridges are chamfered and polished by hand. A connoisseur’s eye will revel in the remarkable craftsmanship devoted to the exterior and internal angles. Even the hidden surfaces have been treated with
particular care, such as the lower part which is circular grained. 

References 15180OR.OO.A088CR.01 Silvered Dial and 15180OR.OO.A002CR.01 Black Dial 

The case, in 18kt rose gold, measures 41mm x 6.7mm. It has double sapphire crystals and is water resistant to 20 meters. 

Movement is the AP extra-thin (2.45mm) caliber 2120/2802 with 214 parts, 37 jewels, 19,800 vph and a power reserve of 40 hours. Finishing: circular-grained mainplate, bridges circular-grained and adorned with Cotes de Geneva motif, polished angles.

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November 6, 2010 at 11:55 pm

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Hublot King Power Ayrton Senna Limited Edition

 

500 Numbered Timepieces in Support of Instituto Ayrton Senna

After the phenomenal success of the first Big Bang Senna launched in 2007 and the Big Bang Senna Foudroyante presented in Tokyo in 2009, the week-end of the São Paulo Grand Prix, and in the year of what would have been the driver’s 50th birthday – Viviane Senna and the Instituto Ayrton Senna hosted a special event on the 3rd of ovember,2010 which provided the backdrop for Hublot’s unveiling of the King Power Ayrton Senna, a limited edition of just 500 numbered timepieces with a part of the proceeds going directly to the Instituto Ayrton Senna.

Refined and powerful, made from an array of high-tech materials used in Formula 1 , some of which – like Nomex – have never before been used in watchmaking, the King Power Ayrton Senna is a split second chronograph with power reserve indicator.
It is the first time that this piece has been created in an “Aero” version, which allows the watch’s movement and motor to be admired through a skilfully open-worked dial. In addition to Ayrton Senna’s signature, displayed as a yellow transfer on the sapphire crystal of the dial at 9 o’clock (the same yellow which dominates the Brazilian flag), the piece includes a wealth of high-tech details directly inspired by Formula 1 .

The complex creation of a case made entirely from carbon fiber (a material widely used in Formula 1, a first for Hublot), a ceramic bezel with a circular-grained satin finish adorned with multiple holes to represent an F1 , brake disk, also in ceramic, a strap made from Nomex, a synthetic fibre developed by Dupont De Nemours and used – thanks to its very low combustibility and thermostability – to make the suits worn by F1 , drivers. The power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock in green, blue and red to evoke the timers used in Formula 1 , the Start, Reset and Split push buttons, the latter for the split second function and a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock.

Finally, on the back of the piece, laser engraved with yellow infill for the engraved text, the transfer portrait of Ayrton Senna is emblazoned on the sapphire case-back. The watch comes in a special Hublot presentation case, made from black ebony with a sapphire glass window decorated with a transfer of Ayrton Senna’s signature in yellow, matching the one on the sapphire crystal of the watch’s dial.

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November 6, 2010 at 11:51 pm

TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Next Generation

 

TAG Heuer Celebrates 150 Years of Pioneering Innovation with a 60-piece Limited Edition of its Transmission Belt-driven Monaco

The double-patented watch is nominated as “Design Watch of the Year” for the 2010 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Awards

First unveiled at BaselWorld 2004, the double-patented MONACO V4 is the world’s first watch with a high-yield mechanical belt drives and a linear rewinding system.

In this new “Next Generation” version, the case is bigger (41mm instead of 39mm) and made of polished 18kt rose gold with fine-brushed silicon nitride “ceramic” inserts.

Other rose gold components are the hand-applied faceted indeces on the dial, the minute and hour hands, the small second hand at 4 o’clock, the thermo-lacquered crown at 3 o’clock, and the strap’s folding buckle. The strap itself is a soft, large-scale alligator, with anthracite hand stitching, titanium inserts and a rubberized leather lining. 

 

Inside, and visible through the timepiece’s AR-coated sapphire crystal front and back, the V4’s avant-garde architecture remains unchanged (tungsten ingot linear mass, two pairs of barrels in series, set in parallel and linked by belts), but the finishes have been completely revisited, with a high-resistance black ruthenium coating on the back plate and the Cotes de Geneva decorated bridges.

The black juxtaposes with the white “V4” and “TAG Heuer” engravings on the dial, and with the patented transmission and rewind white belts, now in high-contrast, high-tech white polymers exclusively developed for this version.

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November 6, 2010 at 11:49 pm

Hublot King Power Tourbillon Ayrton Senna

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A Series of 10 Unique Pieces, Each Different, with Each Tourbillon Case-back Depicting on of Ten Highlights in Ayrton Senna’s Life

The case, in carbon fiber, measures 48mm. The bezel is circular satin-finished black ceramic imitating a F1 brake disk, with 6 H-shaped relief black PVD titanium screws. The crystal is an AR-coated sapphire, colourless single-layer ART, interior face with grey transfer minute track and Ayrton Senna signature in yellow.

The crown is 8.40mm, in satin-finished black PVD titanium, with a black rubber insert. The bezel lugs are black composite resin with lateral inserts done also in black composite resin. The case back is carbon fiber with a sapphire crystal with transfer photos of each moment in Ayrton Senna’s life. All scres are black PVD titanium. It is water resistant to 100 meters.

Movement is the Hublot caliber HUB6300, a column-wheel chronograph, with clutch tourbillon escapement coupled directly to the cage with power reserve indicator on the dial side. It is comprised of 269 parts, with 33 jewels, carbon fiber bridges, polished steel screws. The main plate is circular-grained black gold, the barrel features a reinforced spring. It has a Glucydur hairspring. Power reserve is 120 hours.

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November 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

TAG HEUER’s 150th anniversary in Hong Kong

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November 1st,2010 Tag Heuer held it’s 150th anniversary Hong Kong Stop in Harbour City,Tsim Sha Tsui.Launched The pening of “Odyssey of Pioneers” exhibition.


Tag Heuer‘s three-days world travelling exhibition exhibits over 70 pieces of the most beautiful signature timepieces.

The anniversary celebration has invited Taiwanese artists Ethan Yuen and Bianca Bai.Hong Kong top models Joycelyn,Cara G. and Anthony presented the 2010 star products at the catwalk show with Lifestyle and Elegance sessions.

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Written by kevin

November 5, 2010 at 2:42 am

ANTIQUORUM – Catalogues of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” Auction

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Geneva
Mandarin Oriental
Saturday 13 & Sunday November 14, 2010

AUCTION PREVIEWS

SHANGHAI
Tuesday November 2: 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Antiquorum Shanghai
Room 4106B, Bund Centre Office Tower,
222 Yan An Road East,
Shanghai 200002, China
Tel.+86 21 6335 1268

HONG KONG
Thursday November 4: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Antiquorum Auctioneers (HK) Ltd.
Suite 704, No. 9 Queen’s Road Central,
Hong Kong
Tel. + 852 2522 4168

ZHUHAI
Saturday November 6: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Gemdale Eton
No. 298 Jinyi Road, Xiangzhou District
Zhuhai
Tel. + 852 2522 4168

GENEVA
Wednesday 10 to Friday November 12: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 13 & Sunday November 14: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Antiquorum’s Showroom
2, rue du Mont-Blanc
1201 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel.+ 41 (0)22 909 28 50 – Fax. +41 (0)22 909 28 60

AUCTION

Mandarin Oriental Hotel du Rhône
Salon Saint-Gervais – quai Turrettini 1, 1201 Genève
Tel.+ 41 (0)22 909 00 00
+ 41 (0)22 909 00 00

Saturday, November 13
Session 1: lots 1 – 252 at 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 14
Session 2: lots 253 – 361 at 11:00 a.m.
Session 3: lots 362 – 643 at 2:00 p.m.

Virtual catalogue

Catalogue

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November 5, 2010 at 2:36 am

La D de Dior

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Elegant and sophisticated, La D de Dior now exists in 25mm, thus offering an alternative to the mini (19mm) and maxi (38mm) creations by Victoire de Castellane.
 

Adorned with precious diamonds and mother-of-pearl finishes, this small and subtle timepiece is available on a satiny steel bracelet, like a couture ribbon, as well as on a patent calf strap, for a more dressy version.

Technical datas:

LA D DE DIOR 25mm

Case:
Stainless steel
Bezel and crown set with diamonds

Dial:
Silver
Indexes set with diamonds

Bracelet: Stainless steel

Movement: ETA Quartz

Functions: Hours – Minutes

Water résistance: 30 metres

Diamond quality:
Number: 67
Carat: 0,55
Clarity: V.S.
Colour: FG

Swiss made

LA D DE DIOR 25mm

Case:
Stainless steel
Bezel and crown set with diamonds

Dial:
Tahiti mother-of-pearl
Indexes set with diamonds

Bracelet: Stainless steel

Movement: ETA Quartz

Functions: Hours – Minutes

Water résistance: 30 metres

Diamond quality:
Number: 67
Carat: 0,55
Clarity: V.S.
Colour: FG

Swiss made

 

LA D DE DIOR 25mm

Case:
Stainless steel
Bezel and crown set with diamonds

Dial:
White mother-of-pearl
Indexes set with diamonds

Strap:
Black patent calf
Stainless steel ardillon buckle set with diamonds

Movement: ETA Quartz

Functions: Hours – Minutes

Water résistance: 30 metres

Diamond quality:
Number: 93
Carat: 0,82
Clarity: V.S.
Colour: FG

Swiss made

LA D DE DIOR 25mm

Case:
Stainless steel
Bezel and crown set with diamonds

Dial:
Tahiti mother-of-pearl
Indexes set with diamonds

Strap:
Black patent calf
Stainless steel ardillon buckle set with diamonds

Movement: ETA Quartz

Functions: Hours – Minutes

Water résistance: 30 metres

Diamond quality:
Number: 93
Carat: 0,82
Clarity: V.S.
Colour: FG

Swiss made

Written by kevin

November 5, 2010 at 2:09 am