Wearyourliftstyle.com RSS Feed) Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:44:13 -0400 Top 15 Astronomical Watches in the Universe http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Top-15-Astronomical-Watches-in-the-Universe.html Movado Red Label Skymap

Movado Red Label Skymap

Movado crafted designer watches that grabbed your attention for the bare minimum features associated with their creations. With the latest creation from their stable, they have upped the ante by a couple of notches. Movado crafted designer watches that grabbed your attention for the bare minimum features associated with their creations. You must be familiar with their watches that have only a single marking at 12 O’ clock position. With the latest creation from their stable, they have upped the ante by a couple of notches.The new Movado Red Label Skymap showcases the night sky of Switzerland seen on summer night. The dial is depicting the beauty of the Swiss sky without losing any of its features.Movado Red Label Skymap’s watch case is 42 mm in size. Stainless steel with black PVD coating is used to give the case a rough and tough look. This Movado certainly has a style that is suited for a person with a certain level of elegance. The combo of black case, black dial and black alligator straps is a killer combination and is totally delivering what the designers hoped to achieve. 

Price - USD 4000.

Schaumburg Moon Galaxy

Schaumburg Moon Watch

The Moon Galaxy is a mechanical high-tech lunar-phase-watch of the superlative. It´s display is luminesce, patented and depicts the lunar cycle of the northern and southern hemisphere realistic like a photograph with a maximum divergence of only one day in 122 years.The phases of the moon have always been a topic for Schaumburg Watch: With an aim to integrate a more realistic lunar-phase-chronometer with most precise functionality into a wrist watch. The fotorealistic depiction of the Moon Galaxy with its 13.4 mm is ought to be the world´s biggest lunar-phase-chronometer that you can find in an automatic watch. Thereby not the depiction of the moon itself moves but the simulation of the earth shadow. Therefore the moon stays visible like in a starlit night even when it is new moon. During full moon its small image on the display shines like its big paragon because of the Superluminova A-Grade luminous mass. The bezel is designed in the form of a crescent moon which also protects it from scratches. 

Price – USD 6,500.

Magellan Astro 

Magellan Astro

Magellan Watch is named after Ferdinand Magellan (1479-1521). This great navigator and explorer embarked on a daring expedition that has become known as the first circumnavigation of the world.Exploring the planets gravitating within the solar system naturally led towards an eminently emotional field: that of astrology. On the Astro watch by Magellan, this set of traditions and beliefs is depicted on the central globe through the sun and stars, and on the dial inscribed with the zodiac signs. 43.55 mm in diameter, the Astro Watch is protected by a PVD coating with the crown integrated into the dial at 3 o’ clock. An ETA self winding movement is able to tolerate upto 30 meters of under water pressure. Not to mention the Black ostrich leather strap with pushpiece-operated double folding clasp. 

Price – USD 7000.

Azimuth Spaceship PVD

Azimuth

Azimuth SP-1 Mechanique concept watch. Nicknamed the spaceship watch with a rendition of Earth, a globular decorative feature that makes one rotation every 60 seconds. The Azimuth Spaceship watch comes with a jumping hour dial that makes up the body of a stylized, skeleton rocketship.The nose of the ship functions as the minute hand, while a rotating image of the earth doubles as a seconds indicator.The face of this unusual watch is studded with tiny lights that represent the night sky. A jumping hour display powered by a Unitas 6497 movement finely finished in Cotes de Geneve stripes, a rotating disc, framed by the short end of the 3-dimensional minute hand, is a jumping hour complication. The broad minute hand comes finished with a skeletonized outline that resembles a space shuttle hurtling across the universe.

Price - USD 7,600.

Linde Werdelin – Oktopus II

Linde Werdelin Oktopus II

Individually crafted in titanium with a satin finish and a black ceramic bezel to offer superb scratch resistance, the Oktopus II Moon features the first in-house complication entirely conceived, developed and produced by Linde Werdelin.Oktopus II Moon’s complication displays the existing phase of the moon on its dial, just as you see it in the sky. As the moon moves clockwise through its monthly cycle, more of its surface is illumined.. The case back is finely engraved with an octopus drawing created by Morten Linde. The crown carries an engraved octopus symbol. A series of 59 pieces, starting with 47 pieces in titanium black DLC and ceramics. 

Price – USD 13,500

Romain Jerome – Moon Dust

Romain Jerome

Romain Jerome are known for their unique and diverse creations, mostly inspired from nature and the like. They chose the Moon as a concept idea and made 1,969 watches for the ‘Moon Dust – DNA’ collection - matching the year of Neil Armstrong's and Buzz Aldrin's first journey to the moon.The watches' dials, which feature tiny craters, have dust in them from the moon rock that was taken from the first visit to the Earth's satellite. Steel from the Apollo 11 space shuttle is used for the case and the strap is made up of fibres from a spacesuit worn during the ISS mission. Even the hands of the watches are designed to replicate Sputnik's antennas.PVD case protected, the Moon Dust collection is powered by their Mechanical Self Winding Movement. A 46mm dial containing moon dust with a Hornback crocodile strap. 

Price – USD 15,700.

Arnold & Son – True Moon

Arnold & Son - True Moon

The True Moon timepiece features the world's first mechanism capable of providing a realistic view of the phases of the moon as we see them in the northern hemisphere with a deviation of just one day in 125 years. This unprecedented feat was achieved by using the synodic month of 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes - the time between successive recurrences of the same phase - as a basis for calculation.Made in an 18 carat rose gold case, the True Moon is 46mm in diameter coated with cambered sapphire on both sides. The timepiece has a A1788 Caliber self winding movement with a 42 hour power reserve and perpetual moon cycle at the 6 o’clock position. 21 jewels spread across the dial depicting a universal effect. The strap is hand-stitched and made of blue alligator leather.  

Price – USD 26,500.

Sapraneva MoonShine

Sapraneva

The new Sarpaneva Moonshine watch is a moon interpretation that’s more sculptural and bold than previous models, with a subtle yet clearly visible luminescent moon phase display.The Sarpaneva Moonshine is in stainless steel, 18-carat red or white gold also available with a DLC black case. With a diameter of 42 mm and 10.2 mm thick this watch wears very comfortably.In the aperture below the big moon, the hour disk and moon phase disk are visible. The movement’s mainplate is modified to incorporate phases of the moon function. The stainless steel moon phase wheel with luminous section that represents the moon’s position rotates every 29.5 days.Sapraneva is known to be one of the best moon phase watch makers in the world. 

Price – USD 31,000.

Christiaan van der Klaauw Real Moon

7. Christiaan van der Klaauw Real Moon

With the Real Moon series Christiaan van der Klaauw Astronomical Watches presents several masterpieces with a three-dimensional miniature Moon at the 6 o’clock position as a unique complication.Each Real Moon watch displays the current phase of the moon by means of a rotating moon. It takes the moon 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes (29,530,589 days) to rotate around the Earth.The complication in the Real Moon Joure deviates from this by only 1 day in every 11,000 years, which makes it one of the most accurate mechanical moon phases ever made. 

Price – USD 55,000.

Ulysse Nardin – MoonStruck

Ulysse Nardin – MoonStruck

It is believed that the MoonStruck is the most polished and refined of the Ulysse Nardin celestial watch collection yet - even though it is not the most ambitious in terms of the information it displays. A diameter of 46mm, cased in 18K red gold case and with a hand painted earth on mother of pearl dial, the timepiece makes complicated, simple. A self-winding UN-106 movement with indication of position of Sun and Moon in relation to Earth, moon phases, hours and minutes and an instant time zone adjuster with patented quick setting device. The MoonStruck has approximately 50 hours of power reserve and a leather strap with folding buckle.It comes in a limited edition of 500 pieces in 18k red gold, and 500 pieces in platinum. 

Price – USD 66,000.

Thierry Fischer Black Hole

Black Hole

Thierry Fischer already designs for Invicta, Milus, Breitling, Bentley, Technomarine, Audemars Piguet and many brands to come.  This "object designer" presents this unprecedented "Black Hole" Tourbillon timepiece with a deliciously attractive dial. As implied in the name, this watch design – 6 months to imagine- is inspired by space and in particular black holes.The Tourbillon is intended to mimic a nebula and the three outer rings represent hours and minutes and have been designed to echo a vortex like shape. Seconds are indicated by a transparent disc with white star-like points. The entire effect is intended to visually reflect a blackhole.

Price - Undisclosed.

MB & F Moonmachine

MB&F Moonmachine

Moonmachine by Finnish watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva is the first of the MB&F Performance Art pieces by a watchmaker – and the first to endow a Horological Machine with a new complication.To create Moonmachine, Stepan has reconfigured HM3 Frog by 90° and added his iconic moon-face moon-phase indicator complication set in a scintillating firmament of northern stars.Based on Stepan’s own face, the phase of the moon is displayed through a signature Korona-shaped aperture, while the mystery winding rotor takes the form of a steel and 22k gold disc with laser-pierced stars forming constellations visible in the northern sky. Moonmachine is available in three limited editions of 18 pieces each: titanium case with white gold moon faces in a light blue sky, black titanium case with white gold moon faces in a dark blue sky and red gold case with red gold moon faces in an anthracite sky.

Price - USD 98,000.


Konstantin Chaykin Lunokhod

Konstantin Chaykin Lunokhod

Konstantin Chaykin is a renowned Russian watchmaker. Each of his timepieces has something innovative about it. He always develops something completely unprecedented rivaling his own mastery and creativity with each new watch.The watch’s exotic sounding name Lunokhod is in fact also the name of the first lunar rover to land on the Moon. That was quite an event, wasn’t? And the watch is well worth being named in honor of it.The massive 50 mm case is made of wootz which in terms of its characteristics closely resembles Damascus steel which is used for swords and knife blades. To keep up with this extraordinary design the hours and minutes are also indicated in an unusual way – with the help of a semi-circle scale and instead of hour and minute hands there is a little moving sun and a little moving moon while the seconds are shown by a sub-dial at 6 o’clock. All this is set in motion with a unique caliber developed and patented by Konstantin Chaykin. The watch strap is made of high-quality ostrich leather. 

Price – USD 100,000.

Cyrus Mars



History tells us that in 539 B.C, Cyrus the Great conquered Babylon (one of the most important city back then). The brand Cyrus tells us that after seeing the Ziggurat (The Sumerian believed that is  was the temple of the foundation of heaven and earth), a 91 meters high tower, Cyrus the Great told to his most trusted general Harpagus: "That will be our next conquest”. The 366 components movement has been entirely made in Switzerland by Chronode (Jean-Francois Mojon company) and features three different complications with two worldwide patents. The time function is linear and represented by a single 3 dimensional retrograde hand. The hand retrograde from 12 o’clock to 12 o’clock and at 6 p.m it rotates on itself to display an day/night indication (white/red). The time is read from left to right, starting from the hours to the minutes and finally the seconds. This time complication has been worldwide patented.This timepiece is available in two limited edition of 66 pieces.

Price - USD 125,000.

Moon Dust Hannibal Lecter Tourbillon

Romain Jerome Moon

Nations have fought to be the first ones there; generations have been fascinated by it. Majestic intriguing with colors ever changing, many have stared at it in wonder but few have ever been close. Using authentic and certified elements of moon dust, fragments of the Apollo XI, fibers from an International Space Station spacesuit and Moon Silver, this collection celebrates the Moon itself and the achievements of all those who have conquered space. Using technical brilliance and highly innovative materials, Romain Jerome has adopted a revolutionary approach with the collection.  Infused by key elements of lunar landings, the Moon Dust collection combines authentic material with RJ expertise. Steel and carbon fibers from the actual Apollo XI spacecraft are incorporated into the stunning case. Authentic Moon dust is combined with natural pigments to give the dial the nuances and hues that adorn the Moon, fibers from a spacesuit are carefully woven into the crocodile leather strap. The design of the dial echoes the journey, inspired by spacecraft solar panels and the landing target. Romain Jerome Moon-DNA Moon Dust Hannibal Lecter Watch, unique piece, round PVD coated steel case (46mm diameter) with carbon fibre and PVD bezel with parts of Apollo 11  in a crocodile leather strap woven with carbon fibre from an ISS spacesuit.

Price - USD 150,000.


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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:13:01 -0400 Skywatch - Swiss made diver chic watches http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Skywatch---Swiss-made-diver-chic-watches.html Skywatch is a US brand founded by Gabriel Ibarra who combined it with high quality Swiss precision movement. Skywatch’s range of Swiss made diver chic watches puts a modern twist on a classic design. Skywatch is not just a watch but a lifestyle. They are known to be affordable luxury, Swiss made lifestyle sports and fashion watches designed in California. Skywatch has some exciting collection of mens and ladies sports watches with different colour schemes and high quality features.

Skywatch is inspired by vintage dive watches and features clean and cool minimalist design. The brand has focused itself on high quality and precision yet maintains a very reasonable price point and does not take itself too seriously. The design is made with the intent to have all the features that are essential for a water sports lifestyle. The collection is exclusive from the marketing and distribution perspective, yet attainable. The uniqueness of the brand lies in its style, color combinations, features and pricing. In all, it is a very well-constructed collection with refined, sporty and thoughtful design. 


Ladies Sports

Ladies Sports

The matt black 38 mm stainless steel case, with vivacious pink and black enamel coated bezel, perfectly frames the clean matt black dial. The watch is designed specifically for ladies who are into snorkeling and water sports providing them with 100 meters water resistance. The watch is powered by Swiss-made quartz Ronda movement. The remarkable strap is authentic Italian black sailcloth, lined in nubuck leather with signature blue keepers. The watch has the date window embedded and a luminous dial and a unidirectional bezel to ensure safety for the divers. The case is stainless steel with black iconic plating. The crystal is a scratch resistant mineral made to resist any external shocks. A perfect watch for ladies looking to wear something that is sporty and classic at the same time. Ladies Sports can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 310


Men’s Sports

Men's Sports

This sporty yet classy looking watch comes with a matte black 44 mm stainless steel case, and sporty black and blue enamel coated bezel, which perfectly frames the clean white dial. The strap of the watch is in premium black silicon with signature blue keepers and a pin buckle. The blue bezel is a mark of the deep blue water depicting diving and other water sports activities. The watch functions with a Swiss-made quartz Ronda movement, is water resistant up to 100 meters and features a unidirectional bezel made exclusively for the divers to keep track of time when they are underwater. Priced affordably, it is a perfect watch for those looking to plunge into the waters with the best looking sports fashion watch. Men's Sports can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 310



Ladies Sports

Ladies Sports

The classy and lustrous, yellow gold 38 mm stainless steel case, with a white enamel coated bezel, perfectly frames a clean white dial. The strap of the watch is a stylish Italian sailcloth, lined in nubuck leather lining and pin buckle. The watch functions with a Swiss Rhonda quartz movement and is water resistant up to 100 meters. The yellow gold and white combination gives it an elegant, luxurious look and evokes a sense of feminism and sportiness at the same time. The watch is made with scratch proof mineral crystal to sustain any external shock or scratch. This watch is a must have outdoor fashion accessory for the sports minded ladies. Ladies Sports can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 310


Men’s Sports

Men's Sports

This sporty but elegant chronograph timepiece comes with a matte black IP coated 44mm SS case with black and grey enamel coated bezel, perfectly matching the black, grey and blue dial with white Super Luminova graphics. The watch is made to look easy with not many complexities on the dial yet alluring at the same time. Powered by Swiss-made Ronda movement, the watch comes with a unidirectional bezel to enable divers to keep track of the time while underwater. The strap is a premium rubber strap with pin buckle. The watch is water resistant up to 100 meters and comes with a 2 year international warranty. Men's Sports can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 415


Men’s Sports

Men's Sports

The matte black 44 mm stainless steel case, with an exceptional electric yellow and black carbon fibre bezel, matches perfectly with a clean matte black dial. The strap of the watch is authentic Italian black sailcloth lined in nubuck leather. Like all the Skywatch collection, this watch functions with a Swiss-made quartz Ronda movement too. All Skywatch timepieces maintain the similar features like a unidirectional bezel, 100 meters water resistant capacity, scratch resistant mineral crystal and a 2 year international warranty. What makes every timepiece unique is its varying colour scheme and combinations. This watch combines an exciting yellow and black making it look cool and dashing.  Men's Sports  can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 310

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Sat, 09 Aug 2014 02:41:12 -0400 CHOTOVELLI Dashboard JTS 4000-1 Watch Review http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-CHOTOVELLI-Dashboard-JTS-4000-1-Watch-Review.html

Chotovelli e Figli, translated to Chotovelli and sons, is a third Generation of ‘orologiaio’ (watchmaker) From Torino. These big size Watchmakers are known for their bold and exclusive designs derived and inspired by old gauges and speedometers of classic "Made In Italy" cars and the aviation industry. 

It all started in the late 1920’s with Simone Chotovelli, the first Chotovelli Orologiaio. His craftsmanship and specialty in repairing and restoring old mechanical and automatic movements was well known. In 1967 he passed the knowledge and know-how to his son Yitzchak Chotovelli who continued the wishes of his Father and by that carried on the legacy to become a well-established watchmaker. In 2005, brother and sister Ilan and Tamara Chotovelli revived the family tradition, launching a unique Retro Pilot collection, unsurpassed in craftsmanship and style. The recognition and demand of these timepieces around the world is a testimony to their premium quality and exceptional eye for detail.

The 4000 Series (Quatro mila) came out late 2010. Inspired by vintage gauges and speedometers made by the Italian iconic car maker Alfa Romeo, this is the perfect value for money, stylish sports watch for the car enthusiast, who does not want to drop USD 3,000 on a similarly inspired Manometro by Giuliano Mazzuoli. This series features a very elegant, minimalist design with black dial and easy to read Arabic numerals. The 13.10 mm thick case is 50 mm in diameter and will appeal to fans of oversized watches. The case comes in shinny finished stainless steel and black diamond-like-carbon finish on the sides. The strap is uncompromising, thick tan leather, the calf skin is hand crafted and unusually the strap is fitted directly into the case. No lugs, just four screws clearly visible giving it a vintage look. Finally, the atypical position of the crown at 4 o’clock is a highlight which gives the watch its special appeal.

On the wrist, the Dashboard JTS 4000 is pleasant to wear, easy to read, and from the first glance, immediately arouses interest about the brand and its heritage. The price of entry for this designer crafted, vintage style sports timepiece is a very reasonable USD 295.

Case: Stainless Steel 316

Size: 50 Diameter, Thickness 13.0 mm

Movement: Japan MiYota 2115

Glass: Sapphire Crystal

Strap: Genuine Camel Calf Leather with butterfly buckle

Dial: Shiny Black, Luminous Arabic numerals, date function

Water resistant: 100 M / 330 Ft

24 month international warranty

Retail Price: USD 295

Available for order at sales@chronowatchcompany.com 

 

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 03:04:10 -0400 Top 32 Luxury Diving Watches - Part 1 http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Top-32-Luxury-Diving-Watches-Part-I.html Keeping time while submerged is a tough job and, with diving becoming an increasingly popular activity, one that requires very robust professional watches. There is a kind of beauty to the professional diver's watch that comes from the pure pleasure of engineering excellence. Diving has evolved as an adventure sport attracting enthusiasts from all classes of society.
 
In honor of the sport, we bring you our exclusive compilation of the World's Top Luxury Diving Watches over a two part Series, in ascending order of price. For further information on how to pick a good professional diving watch, read our article on how to select a good diving watch.

Bell & Ross Hydromax

Bell & Ross Hydromax

The Bell & Ross Hydromax is the Hulk of all diving watches with an astonishing water resistance of 6000 m. It has even made it to the Guinness Book of Records for being the deepest diving mechanical watch. Bell & Ross Hydromax is sleek in design which traditional watchmakers shy away from. The Hydromax has a quartz movement as opposed to a mechanical movement. It also contains revolutionary new fluid oil formulated by Bell & Ross called Hydroil. The watch case filled with transparent Hydroil which keeps the watch perfect resistant against water. Designed with a black dial with white numbers and topped up with the Hydroil in the watch enhances the legibility and makes it easy to read even at the most angles.The Hydromax comes with three kinds of straps a stainless steel bracelet, a semi-rigid shockproof rubber strap and a synthetic canvas strap with Velcro.

Price - USD 2,800.

Anonimo Carbon Diver Drass 


Anonimo Carbon Diver Drass

Carbon Diver Drass as the name implies is made of carbon fibre for its dial as well as for the fixed outer bezel. This is a first for any Anonimo model. This is a good recognition of the increasing use of the high-tech material for maritime applications and other uses where it is recognised for its toughness and light weight. The watch is built keeping in mind recreational divers and sailors. It comprises the Anonimo 01.0 automatic calibre on base SELLITA SW200 with rotor manufactured upon Anonimo specifications. Its extra thick dial with indexes and hands topped with luminous coating make for superior day and night readability. Power reserve is for about 40 hours. It has a water-resistance of 300 meters. It has an Opera Kodiak leather strap and a stainless steel buckle. The Carbon Diver will have a limited series of 300 pieces only.

Price - USD 3,000.
 
 
Ermenegildo Zegna High Performance Sea Diver

Ermenegildo Zegna High Performance Sea Diver

For water sports enthusiasts, a stylish, yet masculine watch may be all the encouragement needed to take to the ocean with a newfound attitude and confidence. Designers at Ermenegildo Zegna have teamed up with Swiss watch manufacturer Girard-Perregaux to bring a notably modern and sporty look to their line. The watch possesses the finesse of the Italian fashion label’s reputation, yet the bold numbering and markings on the face and bezel of the watch lend an impression of durability and reliability. One of the most unique features of the 42mm steel-cased diving watch is the design of the clock hands. Instead of matching the minute and hour hand, the former is crafted as the sword silhouette while the latter assumes the snakehead shape. A pointed second hand completes the set, bearing the same red outline as seen on the numbers painting the watch face. The extravagance of the watch is not to undercut the performance and functionality of the watch; it is slated to withstand up to 30 atmospheres of pressure, which translates to a depth of 300 meters. The ETA 2824-2 is an automatic winding, 25 jewel movement
  
Price - USD 3,300.

Breitling Superocean Chronograph M2000

Breitling Superocean Chronograph M2000

Breitling has created a new champion of abyssal depths, equipped with an exclusive magnetic push piece system. Within this patented system, the chronograph controls are operated via the metal of the case. This means that the Superocean Chronograph M2000 is the first chronograph to be water-resistant and fully operational to the fabulous depth of 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) without any risk of water seeping in. The 4 mm-thick sapphire crystal guarantees exceptional sturdiness, while the original appearance of the black dial is enhanced by red, black, blue or green-ringed counters.The movement is Breitling’s Caliber 73, which has been chronometer-certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). It is a self-winding, "thermocompensated SuperQuartz” movement, equipped with a 1/10-second chronograph, with 60-minute and 12-hour counters and a split-seconds hand for split times, as well as a date indication. The stainless-steel case is 46mm in diameter and has a unidirectional, ratcheted, rotating bezel.
  
Price - USD 4,485

Sea God GMT III

Sear God GMT III

Sea-God offers a vision that honors the culture and tradition of the Swiss watch industry. Technology, aesthetics, fine finishing distinguish a Sea-God product. Sea-God adopted as its logo a traditional symbol, the trident, scepter of the sea's Greek God. The Sea-God GMT III dive watch has a self winding Swiss ETA 2824 automatic movement with a water resistance of 300 m. The watch is 46mm wide and made in steel with rotating bezels. The dial is very attractive with design cues from Rolex. The watch has a domed AR coated sapphire crystal, black enamel dial with applied luminescent indexes with blue hue and a custom adjustable rubber divers strap.

Price - USD 4,671.

Bremont Supermarine

Bremont Supermarine

Bremont’s professional diver, the Supermarine 500, maintains the Bremont aviation DNA by encasing the beautifully finished chronometer tested movement in an anti-magnetic Faraday cage. Also protecting the BE-36AE movement is a patented anti-shock case mount. The Supermarine's case is 45 mm in diameter providing water resistance to 500 metres and a sapphire bezel offers extraordinary luminosity in low light conditions. The case also has an automatic helium escape value for professional diving requirements. The Supermarine is powered by Bremont's BE-36AE which is a modified ETA 2836 Swiss automatic movement with a 36 hour power reserve.
 
Price - USD 5,000.

Azimuth Xtreme 1 Deep Diver

 
Azimuth-Xtreme-1-Deep-Diver

The Deep Diver watch is new dive sensation from Swiss watchmaker Azimuth. Created in conjunction with famed Mexican explorer, Fernando Alberto Lozano Andrade, the Deep Diver has accompanied him on many dives around Argentina. The Deep Diver case is square in shape unlike the traditional round shape diver watch. Round shapes are considered better suited for diving watches however by placing separate movement housing inside of the square case; Azimuth has been able to achieve a water-resistance of up to 2000 meters. The inner capsule is also equipped with lateral helium escape valve. The model is powered on the ETA 2826 Big Date movement. The model has been made using the highest quality materials such as high-grade titanium and an exceptional ultra-high domed sapphire crystal. It has a power up reserve of 42 hours. The sporty style is augmented by the rubber strap. The Deep Diver stays true to its name by being water resistance to 2000 metres.

Price - USD 5,100.
 
 
Breitling Avenger Sea Wolf

Breitling Avenger Sea Wolf

With the selfwinding Avenger Seawolf model, Breitling has accomplished a first-rate technical performance by producing a professional diver’s watch that is water-resistant to the fabulous depth of 3,000 meters (10,000 ft). The brand has trained the spotlight on this extreme Avenger by presenting it in a 1,000-piece limited series with a black steel case made using a highly resistant carbon-based treatment, a rubber strap and an ultra- sporty dial enlivened by yellow indications. The Helium escape valve is located at 9 o’clock, and is pretty necessary for a watch that is good down to 10,000ft. The Avenger Seawolf shares the case style of the Avenger series of watches from Breitling, being very similar to the Avenger Chronograph, but actually thicker, due to the increased water resistance.The watch measures 45.4 mm in diameter, and features the Breitling 17 Caliber automatic movement. 
  
Price - USD 5,420.
 
 
Chanel J 12 Diver

Chanel J 12 Diver

The Chanel J12 Marine is a bona fide diving watch. Designed to withstand the stresses of a high pressure underwater environment down to 300 meters, this watch is undoubtedly one of the most rugged Chanel luxury watches ever created. Evidence of this watch's brawn is immediately apparent, even to the untrained eye; the J12 Marine sports a high-strength anti-reflective sapphire crystal that covers the entire watch face, including the outer circumference of the bezel, which is, by itself, a masterpiece of seamlessly integrated function and form. Engraved and outfitted with either a blue or black high-tech sapphire or ceramic dial with luminescent markers, the unidirectional rotating stainless steel diver's bezel was designed with ease of orientation in mind, even under the most challenging conditions. The Chanel J12 Marine's stalwart 38 or 42 millimeter wide ceramic case is available in either a stunning white lacquer or a sleek, Marine-style bead-blasted black matte finish. The screw-down steel crown, sporting a ceramic cabochon, is equipped with a crown protector to prevent damage during vigorous activity. The Chanel J12 Marine's dial is available in either black or white lacquer, and, like the bezel, it bears strongly luminescent hour markings and hands for supreme ease of reading. The J12 Marine employs mechanical Swiss automatic movement for superior accuracy and a 42-hour power reserve to reduce the need for having to adjust the time, even after an extended period of inactivity. Finally, a waterproof, vented, shock and UV-resistant matte rubber bracelet completes the Chanel J12 Marine and further establishes it as one of the most practical Chanel timepieces.
  
Price - USD 5,550.

U-boat 1001 

U-Boat

Every single U-Boat timepiece is individually handcrafted in Italy by master craftsmen, dedicated to the highest level of precision engineering and finishing, where care and attention to detail span the entire process, from the very first prototype to the final assembly of the watch. This year's version of the U-Boat Classico U-1001 is now available with both a new case material and a new case size. Stainless steel has been chosen and the watch now measures 47 mm.  Its '1001' moniker denotes not only its 1001 m depth rating, a tribute to Italo Fontana's passion for diving, but also its production run of 1001 pieces of each color that the watch comes in. Consisting of a  black sandwich dial with either blue or orange luminescent markers, the applied U-1001 logo lies between 12 and 3 o' clock. The sword hands are luminescent and the date window lies at 4 o'clock. The watch is powered by a Automatic winding Swiss ETA calibre movement. Technically speaking, the automatic pressure release valve is placed below the crown on the left side of the case. The helium gas present in the valve is appointed to evacuate the gas and relieve the internal pressure.

Price - USD 5,595.

IWC Aquatimer Chronograph

IWC Aquatimer

The result of an evolution in watchmaking technology, the 44-mm wide external rotating bezel gives the Aquatimer Chronograph in stainless steel, water-resistant to 12 bar, an extremely striking face. And with its background lighting, it guarantees more safety during dives. This is because the Super-LumiNova luminescent coating applied to the underside is designed for maximum legibility of the elapsed dive time in all kinds of lighting conditions, including night dives. The differently coloured arc for the first quarter-hour on the rotating bezel is one of the hallmarks of the Aquatimer models. It is visible for an exceptionally long time in signal yellow, because yellow is only filtered out at considerable depth. In 2011, it was joined by a new color combination in blue and white. The color of the subdials for the minute and hour counters has been modified to tone with the color of the dial. Both models are available with a stainless-steel bracelet or a rubber strap in black or blue. Following further modification, the stainless-steel bracelets are now fitted with a double push-button safety clasp. Powered by a self-winding automatic movement.

Price - USD 5,600.

Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver Extreme

Mauric Lacroix Postos S Diver Extreme

The watch makes use of a new robust and highly durable material that is exclusive to Maurice Lacroix. It is based on the popular Pontos S watch of 2012, only with a few aesthetic tweaks and technical enhancements brought about by a collaboration with luxury sports car designer Henrik Fisker.  The 43mm in diameter watch case has been constructed from Powerlite , an exclusive alloy composed of aluminum, magnesium, titanium, zirconium and ceramics. It is available in either black, khaki or racing blue. It has been sandblasted finished and fitted with: a Titanium case back with titanium screws, a domed Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. It features integrated chrono-pushers and tube in titanium. The watch has a water-resistance of 200m . The hands have been diamond cut, faceted, and applied with luminescent coating (beside sec. hand). The second and minute hands have matching colors with the inner rotating timing bezel and its elapsed time-scale and controller crown system.The watch is powered by an ML112 based Valjoux 7750 caliber. Personalized with rhodium-plating and with a guarantee of quality and precision, the self-winding caliber is with: 25 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz and a power reserve of 46 hours. It has been adjusted to 3 positions after fully winding and after 24 hours. 
  
Price - USD 5,750.
 
 
Hermes - Clipper Sport Automatic 
 
Hermes Clipper Sport Automatic
Hermes - Clipper Sport Automatic exudes a casual sporty look. Inspired by sailors it is a perfect fit for the outdoor man. The watch has been designed to look outdoorsy and tough without compromising on the trademark sophistication the house of Hermès is renowned for. The case is 41mm in diameter with a water-resistance of 100m. The watch is equipped with unidirectional rotating bezel with diving markup. The Clipper comes with dials in either in rhodium, grey or blue with a sun burst motif, white transfer and Luminous coating on the indicators for optimal readability in the dark. Powered by a Swiss automatic ETA caliber 2892-A2 with a power reserve of 42 hours. Beautifully crafted rubber straps in electric blue, deep pink or heritage orange colour accentuate the sporty look. It also features an exquisite "H” on the rubber strap . It will be unveiled in Basel 2013.
 
Price: Expected to be around USD 6,000
 
Vulcain X-Treme Diver
 

Vulcain Diver

 
Vulcain is pursuing its exploration of the ocean depths by unveiling the DIVER X-TREME AUTOMATIC. Clearly belonging to the sporting world into which the brand is making noteworthy inroads, this complete measuring instrument intended for divers features a date display along with a more virile and functional design housing the new self-winding Cricket V-21 alarm movement. The movement is the Vulcain cricket V10 manual winding with alarm and decompression table. The history behind this watch is interesting. The fact that it is the exact reissue of the 1961 model, the first diver watch with alarm functioning underwater, which was also used by the US Navy for the deep dive of 177m for the first time. This concentrated blend of information now comes clothed in a sportier design than the original model. The 44 mm diameter of the case available in a choice of steel and titanium, steel and 18K rose gold or black titanium version.

Price - USD 6,200.
  
 
Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marina Diver Titanium

Ulysse Nardin Maxi marina Diver Titanium

A new titanium version of the highly emblematic Maxi Marine Diver. This COSC-certified chronometer is housed in a new sporty 45-mm titanium case equipped with a structured unidirectional rotating bezel in alternating titanium and pink gold. Added to this are such useful functions as a power reserve indicator and an extra-large small seconds, while the open back reveals the spectacular movement and its ruthenium-colored rotor.This watch features a power reserve indicator at 12 and an oversized small seconds register with date at 6. The MMD Ti is water-resistant to 200 meters. Each case is individually numbered. The watch runs on a self-winding UN-26 movement .
  
Price - USD 6,840.

Porsche Design P´6780 Diver

 
Porsche Design P´6780 Diver
Porsche Design brings style and discernment to a depth of 1,000 metres with the stainless steel P’6780 Diver. The timepiece is easy to read in all lighting conditions and features an elaborate three-part case design, as the steel case cylinder that surrounds the face and automatic movement folds into a titanium bridge, which the natural rubber strap is integrated into. Case options include titanium bezel with yellow highlights on dial or black PVD detailed with blue. The timepiece is equipped with a caliber ETA 2892-Automatic movement, is waterproof to a depth of 1,000 meters, and has an impressive dial that is easy to read even in the dark. A unique and particularly elaborate feature is the three-part case design: The cylindrical stainless steel container that surrounds the watch face and the movement folds into a shot-peened titanium bridge, into which the natural rubber watchstrap is integrated.

Price - USD 7,030

Clerc Hydroscaph Steel GMT Exploration Machine
 
 
Clerc Hydroscaph Steel GMT Exploration Machine
 
 
The Hydroscaph Steel reinvents the flagship collection from Clerc Genève by accentuating the key factors behind its success: its distinctive octagonal case and extreme readability even in the dark prevailing in the depths of the ocean. The world’s most sophisticated diver’s watch, the Hydroscaph Steel GMT is water-resistant to 1,000 metres and reinvents sport in deep waters. Whether brightly coloured, entirely gold-clad or all-back, its sturdiness and dynamism will appeal to all adventurers in search of space and action. This exceptional model is equipped with an automatic helium escapement valve as well as lateral reinforcements. Its exclusive self-winding C606 movement drives the hours, minutes, seconds and the power-reserve display at 6 o’clock, as well as the window-type date at 3 o’clock and the dual time-zone indication at 12 o’clock – adjustable by means of a dedicated crown at 10 o’clock. The Hydroscaph Steel GMT features several case options: in polished steel, blackened steel or two-tone steel and 18K red gold. The iconic Hydroscaph style signature, its octagonal case shape based on a perfect square combined with a perfect circle, is spectacularly highlighted in this generously sized 49.6mm model equipped with lugs that ideally adjust to all wrist sizes and shapes and even over a diving suit. The rotating bezel in steel or 18K gold according to the version pivots thanks to a retractable flap on a crown integrated into the case middle at 2 o’clock. Returning the flap to its initial position securely locks the bezel, thus avoiding any risk of accidental deregulation while diving. On the all-steel models, the dual time-zone hand as well as the power-reserve display come in bright yellow or vivid blue, lending an extremely sporty and dynamic touch.
 
Price: USD 8,000
 
 
Anonimo Professionale CNS Diving Watch

Anonimo Professionale CNS Diving Watch.

The Anonimo Professionale CNS Diving Watch is a perfect example of a design collaboration of watch specialist Anonimo with professionals like CNS (one of the world's largest professional diver companies) who will use it. It features a specific locking system of the watch case, not heard of in the world of watch making, but very akin to the sailing system used by CNS for their equipment.The dial is thick, with the hour indexes and hands marked with Super-LumiNova coating for good day and night readability. Automatic movement powered by Caliber ANONIMO 01.0 on base ETA 2824-2, rotor manufactured to Anonimo specifications. Good crown dimensions, with an inventive locking system in protected position at the 4 o clock position. A magnified date window is also set at the same spot which finishes the look. The watch case is sand-blasted stainless steel, 45.00 mm in diameter. The strap is Kodiak processed leather with loop and tang type buckle for finish.Water resistance up to 2000M with a power reserve of 40 hours.Manufactured in a limited edition series of 50 watches.

Price – USD 8,400.
 
  
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 02:56:36 -0400 Top 15 Luxury Motor Racing Watches - Part 2 http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Top-15-Luxury-Motor-Racing-Watches-Part-2.html After our first highly successful list on the Top 10 Luxury Motor Racing Watches, our experts compile the second eagerly awaited edition. Here are the racing inspired watches which made it on this exclusive part 2 list.

Tonino Lamborghini Spyder 1003N

Tonino Lamborghini Spyder 1003N

Spyder 1003N is the sexy and clean sports timepiece by Tonino Lamborghini. The start and the reset buttons gives the feel of motor racing sports and is appreciated by many motor sports fans. The Case is built up of steel and is 55 mm in diameter. The Chronograph watch is driven by a Swiss quartz movement and features a day of the week function. The unique triangular shape dial has very sporty black and red colors and the watch comes with a steel strap with clasp buckle. The watch is  water resistant up to 100 meters. Tonino Lamborghini Spyder 1003NThis watch is available for order with Chrono Watch Company: http://www.chronowatchcompany.com/Watch-711-Tonino-Lamborghini-Spyder---3004.html

Price - USD 1,867.

Tazio Nuvolari Data Grand Prix edition by Eberhard & Co.

 
 
 
 
Eberhard & Co. celebrated the 120th anniversary of the birth of Tazio Nuvolari by launching a collection dedicated to the motor sport.  This automatic chronograph watch is a tribute to one of the greatest racers in history, Tazio Nuvolari. The sporty & elegant black dial  has two counters for hours and minutes, along with a date function. It comes in a 43 mm stainless steel case with anti-reflective sapphire glass. Bezels are available in two versions - one is steel bezel with tachymeter scale processing soleil and other in black with the word red in miles per hour with 74 black diamonds. The watch is water resistant up to 30 meters.

Price - USD 4,860.

B.R.M V12 -44 Caterham Watch
  
BRM V12-44 CATERHAM WATCH
  
B.R.M has created a special edition chronograph in association with the famous F1 team Caterham. Motorsports fans are thrilled with this iconic partnership. The yellow and the green color is inspired by the official colors of the Caterham Team. B.R.M V12-44 Caterham Watch is a limited edition of 70 pieces.  The piston shaped steel case is 44 mm in width. The race number is applied to the dial. The watch comes with the ETA 7753 automatic movement and it is water resistant up to 100 meters.
  
Price - USD 4,995. 
 
Louis Vuitton Voyagez Tambour Automatic Chronograph Watch

 
 
 
 
This highly stylish and sporty looking Louis Vuitton Voyagez Tambour Automatic Chronograph Watch design is inspired by the vintage motor sports cars. The watch is powered by the LV172 automatic caliber from the Dubois-Dépraz workshops. The self winding mechanical movement gives a frequency of 28,800 vph. The watch has date, hours, minutes and second functions. The power reserve is up to 42 hours. Louis Vuitton Voyagez Tambour Automatic Chronograph Watch is a limited edition of 688 pieces. 

Price - USD 8,700. 
 
Cyrus Kuros Historic Grand Prix Watch

 
 
 
 
The exclusive Cyrus Kuros Historic Grand Prix of Monaco watch is inspired by the Cyrus, the Great King of Persia and also captures the sense of historic Grand Prix of Monaco.  This ultra sporty, swiss made watch has an automatic movement ETA2094 base with hours, minutes, seconds and calender. The high grate material used is Titanium treated with black PVD. It is a limited edition of 99 pieces. The Case used in the development of the watch is trademarked "catch the eye", which is completely designed and developed at Cyrus workshops. Hour and minute hands are coated with SuperLumiNova so that one can read time day and night. The dial also captures the race track resembling the grand prix. This collection has two versions one in red and other in gold. The interesting part of the watch is that the strap is made of rubber from the tires of the motors racing in the historical Monaco Grand Prix. The power reserve is up to 37 hours.

Price - On request.

Blancpain Super Trofeo Watch
 
 

  

Blancpain Super Trofeo Watch is the first timepiece which shows the collaboration and everlasting relationship of Italy’s Lamborghini and Swiss watchmaker Blancpain. The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo is a dream come true for motorsports enthusiasts, and only 300 people will be lucky enough to own this watch. The watch comes with a split second flyback chronograph, and is 43mm in diameter. The movement of the watch is powered by an exceptional in-house 69F9 movement caliber and has an self winding movement that is coated by NAC which is an electroplating treatment that blackens the bridges. The strap of the Super Trofeo Watch is made up of alcantara which is the same material used in the seats of Lamborghini Gallardo.

Price - USD 14,055.

Quattro Valvole by Meccaniche Veloci

QUATTRO VALVOLE POWER RESERVE by Meccaniche Veloci
 
 
The Carbon-ceramic Quattro Valvole is the unique creation of Italian watchmaker Meccaniche Veloci in collaboration with Brembo who is a supplier of high performance brake discs. The timepiece is the world's first watch to be made ​​from the same material used for the brake discs of high-end super sports car. One Brembo brake disc is used to provide case for just 7 pieces. The movement is driven by four independent ETA Caliber 2671 mechanical automatic movements. The 48 mm case is titanium and also available in In-Plane-Bending treatment. The black dial has four grooves to house four independent movements. The strap is a high quality black leather with red stitching. The sapphire crystal case is slightly convex and anti-reflective. The watch is water resistant up to 100 meters.

Price - USD 15,200.

Halda Race Pilot Watch

Halda Race Pilot Watch

Race Pilot is the second launch of the Brand Halda. The name Race Pilot connects it with racing sports. The watch is powered by Zenith caliber 685 automatic movement. The case of the Race Pilot is DLC black coated titanium and is 45 mm wide. The case back is made of steel. Inside the watch there is a time, date with SuperLumiNova and power reserve indicator which makes it look more sporty. Some of the important functions of the  watch consists of Race Pilot program, Race Chronograph, Countdown to Race, FIA Formula 1 Countdown, Dual Time, Week Indicator, World Timer, Alarm Clock, Timer (24h), Perpetual Calendar, Power Save Mode. The power reserve is of 50 hours and is also water resistant up to 50 meters. 

Price - USD 17,880.

Franck Muller Conquistador Grand Prix

 
 
 
Franck Muller's Conquistador Grand Prix Watch gives one the feel and excitement behind the Grand Prix. The attractive titanium made tonneau shape case is 63mm in height and 42mm in width. The watch is powered by a ETA 7750 automatic movement and features date, hours and minutes. The black dial is covered with the sapphire crystal. The strap material is alligator with a buckle. The watch is water resistant up to 30 meters. 

Price - USD 19,200.

Armin Strom Racing Carbon Titanium




 
Armin Strom Racing Carbon is highly involved in motor racing with its association through F1. The titanium watch comes in 43mm white and black dials with Armin Strom calibre ARM12, Manual-winding, 7-day power reserve, small seconds, off-centre time indications. Delivered with a black high-tech leather strap and titanium ardillon buckle as well as an additional rubber strap in black. The sapphire glass used in the watch is anti-glare. The power reserve is of 168 hours and is water resistant up to 50m. Armin Strom Racing Carbon is a unique and limited edition of 50 timepieces. 

Price - USD 23,500.

Jaeger LeCoultre and Aston Martin's AMVOX7 
    
 
   
  
Jaeger LeCoultre and Aston Martin have been collaborating since a long time to create luxury racing theme based watches. One of their beautiful creations is the AMVOX7. The excellent performance of the watch attracted a lot of motor sports lovers. The watch comes in a 44 mm titanium case and is inspired by the Aston Martin Vanquish. The movement of the watch is powered by in-house Jaeger-LeCoultre 756 automatic mechanical caliber with 28,000 vph. AMVOX7 watch has a power-reserve indicator and a power reserve of 65 hours. The watch comes with black leather strap and is water resistant to 50 meters. 

Price - USD 26,000.

Chopard Superfast 

Chopard Superfast

Chopard Superfast Automatic is a high performance watch from the Chopard's racing collection. Over the last 20 years Chopard has been creating superlative collections related to sports and this unique edition lures the motor enthusiasts. The Superfast collection comprises of three versions, Superfast Automatic models (41 mm), Superfast Power Control (45 mm) and Superfast Chrono (45 mm) which are designed and developed at the workshops of Fleurier Ebauches Chopard. It is equipped with a self-winding Chopard Caliber 01.01-M which is COSC certified. The 41 mm watch is crafted in 18 carat pink gold. The  power reserve is of 60 hours and is water resistant up to 100 m.

Price - USD 28,690.

Lamborghini Avenger

Lamborghini Avenger

Lamborghini Avenger is one of the breath taking concept motor sports watches and is on top of the dream lists of almost all the motor sports fans. It takes inspiration from the rear side of Lamborghini Aventador and is truly a tribute to the Italian bull. Lamborghini Avenger is an vertical tourbillion concept watch. Marko Petrovic from Serbia designed this remarkably unique concept. The colors of the watch black and orange are also inspired by the Aventador. The technical specifications cannot be mentioned right now as the watch is still in the concept phase. This watch will not be missed by Lamborghini lovers.

Price - Undisclosed.
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 03:21:19 -0400 Top 20 Affordable Luxury Diving Watches http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Top-20-Affordable-Luxury-Diving-Watches.html Trifoglio Italia Sette Mari Watch

Trifoglio Italia Setter Mari Watch

A brand synonymous with high fashion, Triofoglio Italia is the innovation of famous Italian watch designer Alessandro Baldieri and watch veteran Jessie Yeo. The latest from his basket is a military diver watch "Sette Mari” which means 7 Seas.This novelty watch is represented in a 49-mm aluminium case with a ceramic coating. The dial of Sette Mari is coated with mineral glass while the waterproofing of this watch is rather modest, given the fact that the watch is set up for divers – only 100m. The total weight of the case is about 105 grams. Further features of the watch include a rotational bezel and an automatic movement by Officine Baldieri, the IT3HD with 25 jewels. It comes on a 24mm hypoallergenic green silicon divers strap with suede effect and beige stitching.Trifoglio Sette Mari collection will be available in a limited edition of 300 and the dial is available in various "Military Chic" colour variants: light blue, tobacco, green, white, etc. The Trifoglio Italia Sette Mari Watch can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 525.
 
Steinhart Ocean Two 01 Watch

STEINHART Ocean TWO 01 Watch

A complete mix of classic & modern divers is what is clearly evident in STEINHART Ocean TWO. The most amazing part of this watch is its looks & features. The bezel has negative loomed indexation for the first 15m which look really trendy and sporty. The other part of the bezel looks vintage and classic, which is a perfect match. Powered by ETA 2824-2 Swiss made automated movements, this watch has a date box at 6’o clock. The 43mm stainless steel case has got satin finish with polished highlights. The diameter is 22mm wide and the watch is water-resistant up to 300m. The calf leather rubber coated strap has screwed, stainless steel buckle to support. Laced with 25 jewels, this watch is one to look out for.

Price: USD 550.

Molarity Watch Group Deep Diver Watch

Molarity Watch Group Deep Diver Watch

Molarity watches are tailor-made for fashion trendsetters & those who love to flaunt it in style. Dave Simmons, the founder of ZURINER, is the man behind this MWG. The price point of MWG watches make it a desirable element on everyone’s wrist. With a solid tank-like built, Deep Diver is a serious watch for Deep-dive lovers. A uni-directional rotational diver’s bezel with elapsed dive time scale, light green luminous 12hr pip, Avenger Sea-Wolf style screw-down crowns, chrono pushers and manual HEV, a domed solid steel screw-down case-back & flat sapphire coated mineral crystal are just some of the wonderful features this watch consists of. Japanese Miyota OS20 movement commands 1/1 sec chronograph, minute, hours, sub-seconds and date. The case measures 48mm diameter * 18mm thickness and is water resistant upto 2000mts. The case is made of sandblast finished stainless steel along with black IP finish.  A U-boat style 316L stainless steel end-piece beautifies the 22mm black silicon rubbers divers strap with a brushed steel buckle. MWG Deep Diver Watch can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 675.

Vostok Europe Anchar Watch

Vostok Europe Anchar Watch

Anchar - Named from the fastest submarine ever built, the new Anchar from Vostok-Europe represents a culmination of all the winning aspects of previous Vostok Europe watches. Set with a Soviet Era mechanical watch movement, it’s really robust and stable. The ergonomic bezel design gives a supreme gripping pleasure. ANCHAR uses 15 tritium tubes so that the marks are always lit up and lets you free from the hassles of charging. The case is 48mm wide with sandblasted steel and it looks a bit like titanium due to the finish. The case is 300m water-resistant and has anti-reflective crystal glass to prevent from damages. The case back has an etched image of the Anchar submarine. The straps are leather and silicon integrated with a screw driver specially designed for strap exchange. Vostok Europe Anchar Watch can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price: USD 700.

Swiss Army Dive Master 500 Chronograph

Swiss Army Dive Master 500 Chronograph

Swiss Army has always stood for durability and glaring craftsmanship. Life is an adventure and this watch always reminds of this fact. Swiss Army’s new watch Dive Master 500 chronograph is up to 500m water-resistance. You can descend upto a quarter of a mile below the surface and this watch will still function. A central 60-second and 60-minute counters, a 12-hour counter, a data calendar and a uni-directional rotating bezel which helps calculates the length of your underwater time are just some of the exciting features. The watch has a Calibre ETA 251.262 Swiss Quartz movement along with 27 jewels and is custom-made for deep divers. The gunmetal stainless steel case has sapphire coated anti-reflective scratch resistant glass to protect from damages under water. The dial measures 43mm diameter and 48.9mm width, the case has matching crown at 5.65mm thickness made of strong black PVD stainless steel. The rubber strap has gunmetal PVD tang buckle with Victoriana Swiss Army symbol.

PRICE: USD 835.

Lum-Tech V Series Automatic V4 Watch

Lum-Tech V Series Automatic V4 Watch

Amazing watches, great quality, and unbeatable support, all for a superb price-this is what defines Lumtech watches. Lumtech has tied up with secret entourage and come out with one more classic in the V series "V4”. The watch is designed in a lovely 316 L stainless steel case with rose gold titanium carbide PVD hard coating. It is powered by Japanese automated ETA 2824-2 movement with hacking and hand-winding features can be admired from the sapphire crystal case back which has double sided anti-reflective coating for increased protection. The watch is 100M water resistant. The black dial has date position at 4.30’o clock and 8 layered LUM-TECH MDV Technology on the broad hands to provide amplified illumination. 22mm black leather strap with gold stitching and a custom-moulded anti-static rubber strap have been provided to get a perfect grip.

Price: USD 935.

Alessandro Baldieri Seamonster Panarea Watch

Alessandro Baldieri Seamonster Panarea Watch

The Seamonster diver sports watch by Alessandro Baldieri is a definite eye-catcher with bright colors like pink and gold. The case of the watch is made of 316L Stainless Steel and has a diameter of 46mm. The dial of the watch is in pleasing pink and is made of Suede Super Matte. The indicating hands are skeletonized and to assist time reading in the dark they are Superluminova™ coated. The watch uses Calibre IT3HD – Officine Baldieri movement with 25 Jewels and provides a power reserve of about 42-hours. The strap of the watch is hand made from Italian Nobuk Leather. It also includes rotational diver’s bezel and is water resistant up to 200m. Alessandro Baldieri Seamonster Panarea - This elegant and sporty watch can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 980.

Lynx Acqua Watch 

Lynx Acqua Watch

The Lynx Acqua Watch is a fusion of contemporary and classic. The case is made of 316L stainless steel and has the diameter of 42mm excluding the crown. The round shape and the exceptional lug design make the watch fit perfectly on the wrist. The bezel is comparatively narrow giving the dial a larger diameter as compared to the outside diameter. The watch has a serious and crisp attitude to it. The Acqua Watch uses Calibre ETA 2824-2 automatic movement and comprises of 25 jewels. The straps are made from high quality rubber and are available in two color variants: Black and Orange. The dial is clear and the use of orange against the black background makes time reading easy and also renders it a bold look. The watch is water resistant up to 200 meters.

Price: USD 1,050.

Dennisov Baracuda Watch
 Dennisov Baracuda Watch
The Dennisov Baracuda uses the Russian Poljot 31681 movement, comprising of 25 jewels and every element of it is designed intricately to enhance the overall beauty of the watch. The case of the watch is made of Stainless steel and has a diameter of 47mm. The dial of the watch is white with blue numerals and markings. Apart from traditional time telling the watch also has a stop watch and a 24-hours indicator. A window positioned between 6 o’clock and 5 o’clock shows the date. The strap of the watch is made from genuine Shark skin and has a tang clasp. The Baracuda Watch is water resistant up to 100m. Dennisov Baracuda is a limited edition watch, limited to 999 pieces. Dennisov watches can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 1,250.

EXTático Rejois Juntor Watch

EXTático Rejois Juntor Watch

Extatico Rejois Juntor, a new diver sports brand from Spain, is inspired from screws and bolts used to connect different elements. It has a uni-directional bezel with 12 clicks. The case of the watch is made in Stainless steel and a diameter of 46mm. The markings on the dial and the indicators are coated in Superluminova™ to make time readability easy in the dark. The watch has a rubber strap with 316 L SS buckle carrying the EXTático logo and is available many other color variants. The Juntor uses an automatic movement with Calibre ETA 6498-1, made in Switzerland.  Sapphire crystal with red anti-reflective is used for both sides. Water resistant to 400 meters.

Price: USD 1,300.

Helberg CH1 Bronze Watch

Helberg CH1 Bronze Watch

Helberg CH1 Bronze is a special watch that picks inspiration from the Rolex Deep Sea Special (DSS) from 1960. The watch case, bezel and buckle are made of CuSn8 bronze alloy having a high copper content and hence it has the pleasing reddish golden tinge to it. The crown is made of stainless steel and the case back is in hypoallergenic Grade5 Titanium. The crystal is available in two variants: 15mm Sapphire crystal inspired by DSS which had a similar 15mm high Plexiglas acrylic crystal, water resiatant up to 6000m and a 7mm high double domed Sapphire crystal, water resistant up to 3000m. The hands, dials and bezel markers are coated with blue BG9 Superluminova™. The watch has an original Swiss ETA 2824 automatic movement and has an anti-magnetic shielding of 70,000A/m. 

Price: USD 1,390. 

Dievas Shadow Watch  

 Dievas Shadow Watch
The German made Dievas Shadow has an aura of masculinity around it and the features are true to its looks. The case of the watch is made from 6Steel – A Dievas proprietary material and is approximately 6 times harder than regular steel, and has a black plasma coating that renders the watch even stronger than 6Steel at 18,000Hv. Not only the case but also the every part of the watch is made of 6Steel, like crown, case back and bezel. The watch uses an ETA 2824-2 Calibre and comprises of 25 jewels. The indicating hands and markers are coated with Superluminova™ giving a vibrant look to the watch over the black background. The Shadow has a custom molded Italian anti-static rubber strap and is water resistant up to 500m. The rough and tough Dievas Shadow can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com. 

Price: USD 1,800.

HAMILTON Khaki Navy Sub Auto CHRONO

HAMILTON Khaki Navy Sub Auto CHRONO

With the kind of advanced materials and watchmaking technology put into the HAMILTON Khaki Navy Sub Auto CHRONO, rest assure that it is going to be stable and reliable even in the deepest ocean. The watch uses a unique H-31 automatic movement, comprising of 27 jewels, that provides an unrivaled accuracy. The watch has a power reserve of 60-hours and is water resistant up to 300m. The case is made of stainless steel and has a diameter of 43mm. The watch is available in two combinations: Gray dial and orange rubber strap, Black dial and rubber strap. The detailing on the bezel is done with rubber and the indicators are coated with Superluminova™ that makes time reading in the dark easy. 

Price: USD 1,900.

Alpina Extreme Diver 1000 Watch

Alpina Extreme Diver 1000 Watch

Timing equipment is of utmost importance when it comes to diving and therefore Alpina has come with a watch that features a counter-clockwise uni-directional rotating bezel that measures the dive time. The 1-60 markers are coated with Superluminova™ providing readability in very low visibility conditions and the groves around the bezel ensure maximum manipulation with the diving gloves. The movement of the watch is protected by a built-in Helium escape valve that allows the helium to escape during ascension. The watch uses Calibre AL-525 and comprises of 26 jewels. The case is made of stainless steel and has a diameter of 44mm. The Extreme Diver is water resistant up to 1000m and has a power reserve of 38-hours. The Alpina Extreme Diver 1000 can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 2,200.

Muehle Glashuette 300m Diver Watch

Muehle Glashuette 300m Diver Watch

Limitless performance on sea coasts across the world is the motto of Muehle Glashuette 300m Diver watch. It gives a new meaning to outdoor adventure. This German watch is equipped with second time zone just to give your more depth when you dive deep. To get the ease of multiple time zones on this watch, a red dial matching the GMT hand points outwards to uni-directional bezel which showcases the second time zone. Stocked with Muehle-specific ETA 2893-2 automatic movement, it gives a power reserve of 42-hours, has stop seconds and quick set date mechanism. Glashuette solar grinding is an instant inbuilt feature of the Muehle-rotor that is well-fitted into the watch. It’s got an anti-shock ‘woodpecker neck regulation’; the company’s own adjustment in shape of a woodpecker’s head. A stainless steel case measuring 42.2mm diameter * 12.2mm height & water resistant upto 30ATM suits perfect for a designer timepiece. The 2.5mm reflective glass & the Super-luminova coated hands and indices enhance the visibility of the watch. Well edged crowns with side protectors give a perfect frame to this German beauty.

Price: $ 2,700.

Nauticfish MSC - A Grade - 2000M Watch 

Nauticfish MSC

The German made MSC 2000 watch from Nauticfish has a patented stainless steel case that has an 8-parts case and is remarkably very apt for deep sea diving. The diameter of the case is 45mm and has a 5mm sapphire crystal with anit-relex coating screwed from above apart from the V-seals-system. The watch use a complex mono safe pressure cabin in the case hence eradicating the use of a helium valve. The watch uses a Swiss made automatic movement with Calibre SW20A. The dial is black with white SuperLuminova coated numerals and indicators. The two thousand comes with a 30mm rubber strap but steel bracelet or buffalo strap is also available as options. The watch is water resistant up to an incredible 2000m. The Nauticfish MSC - A Grade - 2000M Watch can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 2,862.

Schaumburg Bullfrog Vision Titanium Watch

Schaumburg Bullfrog Vision Titanium Watch

One more wonder comes out to you from the tough & high pressure-proof aquamatic watches from Schaumburg named "Bullfrog”. Inspired from the shape of a water frog, this watch creates new dimensions in chronometry. The ergonomic shapes shouts for comfort to your hand as the undesirable wrist angle gets eliminated. As vertical viewing angle is really important when underwater, the watch possess an increased case angle which gives easy viewing to your dial. The definitive in precision-engineering, you can keep track of the time-frames of any length using the stop-watch functionality. SW20A & SW50A self-winding movements ensure that the watch stands its word even in the toughest of environs. High strength titanium has been infused in the sandblasted case. Measuring 42mm and heighted 12 to 15mm, the case stands out. Clear cut dial are protected by scratch-proof sapphire crystal glass. It is water resistant up to 200m. The band is made of vintage leather while the watch possesses a titanium buckle to support the case. So if you are looking for a mechanical beauty to gild your wrist, this one is a must-watch. Schaumburg watches can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 3,000.

Oris - Aquis Depth Gauge Watch
Oris - Aquis Depth Gauge Watch
 
  
A watch which tells you the depth of your dive by allowing water to enter the timepiece. This is the unique & ultra-mechanical concept behind this wonder piece. Based on Boyle Mariotte Law for pressure and volume, this watch gives utmost importance to safety and protection. The watch has automatic Oris Movement 733 measuring 25.60mm and automated winding, uni-directional rotating red rotor with a power reserve of 38hrs, vibrations 28’800A/h and 26 jewels. It functions with a centralized hour, minute and second display, and a date window with date corrector which makes a perfect fine timing device. The dial features Superluminova™ indices & hands which can never let your time darken. A hole near 12 o’ clock lets the water enter which shows the depth in meters on the bezel. The stainless steel case measures 46mm diameter, 1.811 inches height and is water resistant up to 500m. The sapphire laced top glass protects the watch with double-sided anti-reflective coating. The strap is made up of multi-piece stainless steel metal with a folding clasp with extension. Buy ORIS Watches at www.chronowatchcompany.com. 

Price: USD 3,000.

Jean Richard Aquascope 2013 Watch

Jean Richard Aquascope 2013 Watch

The re-designed Aquascope 46mm robust cushion style case with a durable Sapphire crystal and screw-down case-back and crown. The watch has a unidirectional rotational divers bezel and is designed in a manner to provide remarkable grip and precise setting of dive time. The indicators are shaped distinctly with large applique markers and numerals. The Superluminova™ coating provides for optimal visibility to divers. The seconds hand’s tip is red and helps in quickly re-checking the working of the watch according to the requirement for some regulations. The Aquascope is powered by an automatic hand wound mechanical movement – JR60. The dial is blue with vertical satin finish and has a matching rubber strap. The watch is water resistant up to 300m. 

Price: USD 3,100.

Sinn U1000 Diving Chrono

Sinn U1000 Diving Chrono

Sinn started designing watches 50 years ago for pilots and race car drivers. Slowly it entered into technical watches, watches that can hold any kind of pressure even in the toughest of environs. Along came Sinn U1000, a diving chronograph which is based on sturdiness and is a technical marvel. The U1000 projects and imposing presence: tough, well constructed and guaranteed to work. The water-resistance capacity of 1000M is the first proof of its strength (and that too with a chronograph). A well-thought watch, this visual aesthetic has a classical style bezel in a unidirectional way. The push buttons are on the left side which is a quite useful. The thick anti-reflective coating on the thick sapphire glass improves readability. Superluminova light also helps in dark times. To display the chronograph time on a sub-dial graduated over 60 minutes, the SZ02 movement has been customized by Sinn which provides 28 800 vibrations per hour and has 25 bearing jewels .To have constant functioning between -45 and +80 degrees Celsius temperature, the lubrication has been done using special oils. The highlight is the German submarine steel that is resilient to high pressure, magnetic fields and seawater penetration. Moreover, a dehumidifying capsule keeps the dial from fogging and protects the mechanism. Sinn U1000 is completely resistant to the damage caused by sea water, and also to the numerous hits and bumps that are a common diving experience provides.

Price: USD 4,800.

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 02:58:36 -0400 Vintage Tudor Submariner Snowflake - A Beautiful Reminder of Sub History http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Vintage-Tudor-Submariner-Snowflake---A-Beautiful-Reminder-of-Sub-History.html
The Snowflake features a 40mm stainless steel case, a diamond-shaped second hand, minute indicator and a unique hour hand with protruding angulars.  Tudor Snowflakes are sometimes divided into two classes:  regular issue and M.N. or military issued, which command a higher price on the open market.

A History of Snowflakes

The Snowflake has an interesting production history and one that has been fraught with some problems.  For example, Snowflakes manufactured from 1968 and later can have grainy surfaces on the dials, particularly after some years of wear.  There has also been speculation that the 7016 was introduced because the 7928 movement was outdated but was eventually replaced by another movement model.  This means that a watch containing the older movement could function differently than the newer.  Further, different watches were produced with blue or black dials and, early on, with a semi-pointed crown guard case as opposed to the classic Snowflake design.This means that the transitional 7016 is now quite rare.  No one is sure exactly how long these particular watches were produced, but everyone is sure of the one fault of the watch:  decaying paint or lacquer on the Tudor.  This is often due to poor maintenance, but no matter why it happens, it can result in a flaky appearance on the dial.

What to Look For

The watch takes its name from the Snowflake hour hand, and features a steel case.  The dial may be blue, giving it a lovely soft look, or black, giving it a more sophisticated look.While the Snowflake is generally less expensive than some vintage Rolex watches, it is important to remember that all vintage watches are unique.  Their history, ownership, particular style and features all factor into the price of these watches, so it is important to deal with a professional who understands them.  Finding someone who knows vintage Rolex watches can help you choose successfully when you make this important purchase and locate the perfect pre-owned Rolex for you.  Pre-owned and vintage Rolex watches come in a number of different designs and styles.  To browse through Submariner watches click here to find the look that fits you best. 
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 23:52:07 -0400 Tissot T-race MotoGP 2011 Men’s GMT Chronograph Watch Review http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Tissot-T-race-MotoGP-2011-Men’s-GMT-Chronograph-Watch-Review.html There are a wide range of watches in the Tissot T-Race family, but one model in the MotoGP series that stands out as both practical and functional for men who favor the outdoors is the T-Race 2011 Black Chronograph watch. This stylish watch combines functionality, ease of use with a tough exterior and smooth design that any sportsman will surely want to display on their wrist. In addition the Swiss ETA caliber G10.211 quartz movement ensures that the piece keeps accurate time.

The first feature worthy of mention is the strong black and silver color combinations. This is a pleasant departure from the other Tissot MotoGP models that will normally display bold sporty colors such as red, blue and yellow on the dial and band.  The black and silver arrangement is very attractive, masculine and gives the watch the ability to be worn in a sporty and casual setting. You can feel just as comfortable wearing it to the office as to the gym or when going to an evening soiree.

Additional design elements are the bold glass date magnifier on the sapphire crystal. Very reminiscent of the Cyclops date magnifier seen on Rolex watches like the Submariner, but this magnifier has its own original twist to it. To compliment the date magnifier is a protective crown design with a TISSOT engraving that anchors down to the side of the case with micro stainless steel rivets. A feature that makes the Tissot Moto GP look slightly rugged yet refined . The crown protection fits between the two superbly designed push buttons for the chronograph movements. This section of the watch I would say sets it apart from all others and is undisputedly the most eye-catching.

On the other side of the highly polished 316L stainless steel watch case a T-RACE embellishment that can be seen on the 13mm face depth. These minor details only enhance the quality of the piece and add to its visual appeal.

But the T-Race is just not eye candy, it is also highly functional. Start with the oversized 45.3mm dial, which makes for easy readability, particularly with the Silvertone luminescent hands standing out against the black watch face. The main dial features three smaller sub-dials which are used with the watch’s chronograph function and measure time in 1/10th of a second at the 2 o’clock position, 60 seconds at the 6 o’clock position and 30minutes at the 10 o’clock.The bezel contains a carbon fiber uni-directional rotating GMT dial that has multiple uses. It can be used as an hourly count-down timer, an hourly timer and as a GMT dual timer.

By its choice of styling and materials, it is clear that the intention of the T-Race MotoGP design is to transport the atmosphere and adrenalin of the race circuit directly to the wrist of the wearer. The craftsmanship on this piece with elements such as the date magnifier, crown protection with Tissot embossing, T embossed crown, uni-directional rotating bezel made of carbon fibre, , embossed buckle and case back with MotoGP logo are all put together to give this piece a high appeal. This type of craftsmanship is generally only seen in watches above $1500.00 yet this piece can be purchased for under $725USD.

This piece however is not a watch to wear as your everyday beater, as the stainless steel polished casing, the satin finished buckle and the carbon fibre bezel are susceptible to kinks and scratches. This is the type of piece to place in your watch collection and be assigned only when engaging in mainly outdoor sports and casual activities. It is not a formal dress watch and will not be suitable with a suit or dress shirt. If you own a motor bike, a sports-car or maybe even a 4x4, this watch is actually the perfect companion for when you’re out on the tracks.

                    

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Sun, 19 Jan 2014 20:59:58 -0500 Alessandro Baldieri Italian Diving Watches http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Alessandro-Baldieri-Italian-Diving-Watches.html Alessandro Baldieri is a man whose international upbringing and love for travelling the world has provided inspiration to him to follow his dream and venture challenges. Born in Italy and educated in Rome and U.S, Alessandro was fluent in 4 languages, studied architecture and interior designing in Los Angeles and quickly became the jet set designer for many of the prestigious villas of the Californian coast. 

After 20 years of interior and furniture design, Alessandro set out for his new venture as a watch entrepreneur. His goal was to create a line of Italian style sports watches for both men and women that reflected his own persona. His creative flair, love for luxury and keen eye for details led him to success in the world of watches, setting up offices in London and Singapore.
  
In the year 2006, the first Alessandro Baldieri collection was created. The watches are now sold all over the world and hold great reputation as accessible luxury, oversized, diver sports and sports fashion watches with Italian style and flair. Below we have featured just a small selection from this trendy and stylish brand.

Seamonster Petrol


Alessandro Baldieri Seamonster Petrol

The Seamonster Petrol is a stylish diver watch manufactured in a limited edition of 100 pieces worldwide and numbered too. The watch comes with a very comfortable 24 mm leather strap made from the finest Italian leather and a great deployant clasp. Under the hood is a reliable Miyota 8215 automatic movement. The case size is 46 mm and is packed in a beautiful box. The case material, bezel and case back is in 316L stainless steel. The watch also comes with a 2 year international warranty. The Seamonster Petrol is a classic luxury sports watch meant to look extravagant on a diver. Seamonster Petrol can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 550


Seamonster Panarea Green
Alessandro Baldieri Seamonster Panarea Green

The elegant and sporty diver watch is inspired and named after the beautiful Italian island of Panarea off the coast of Sicily. The watch has a diameter of 46 mm and is water resistant up to 200 meters or 660 feet. It also includes sapphire crystal and rotating diver’s bezel. The watch has a beautiful rose gold case and emerald green dial. The dial is in Suede Super Matte, 46 mm case size and 200 meters water resistant. The watch is powered by IT3HD –Officine Baldieri and 25 jewels. The watch weighs only 160 grams. The hands are luminous and the strap is hand made Italian Nobuk leather. Seamonster Panarea Green can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 775


Magnum Coffee M48

Alessandro Baldieri Magnum Coffee M48

The Magnum M48 case is made of stainless steel categories 316L, followed by sand blasting. The case diameter is 48 mm. The case is equipped with a rotating bezel, designed for 120 clicks. The coffee coloured PVD case treatment comes with graphite ‘suede’ dial and coffee coloured indexes. The watch glass is a K1 hardened mineral dome lens. The watch is water resistant up to 200 meters. The dial is a black suede super matte.  The watch is packaged in a leather pouch and comes with a 2 year international warranty. The watch is powered by IT3HD automatic Officine Baldieri. Magnum Coffee M48 can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 935


Palombari Gold

Alessandro Baldieri Palombari Gold

The exceptional Palombari diver sports watch is a sophisticated piece of engineering that not only looks good on the wrist, but is also extremely durable. The word ‘Palombari’ means a Deep Sea Diver in Italian. The Palombari Gold is inspired by the robust copper and brass diving helmets of the 19th century. The carbon fibre dial gives a modern twist and sophistication to the overall look of this superb and oversized Italian professional diver watch. The movement is a hand made Miyota 8247 24 automatic by Alessandro Baldieri in Florence. Polambari Gold is manufactured in a limited edition of 100 pieces only. Additional features include a chronograph, luminous dial, multi-time zone and screw down crown. The watch is also water resistant up to 200 meters. Palombari Gold can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 1035
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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:35:29 -0500 Aviator Russian Watches - Retro Military Pilot http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Aviator-Russian-Watches.html Iconic Russian made military pilot precision instrument sports watches from Aviator are greatly inspired by the legendary pilots and planes of the Russian Air Force. Russia is the largest manufacturer of aviation watches, with a history dating back to 1927 when the Russian Government decided to build exclusive timepieces for its military. In the decades that followed, the Russian watch industry produced timepieces specifically built to exacting military standards that were not originally available to the public. The Aviator line is a culmination of three quarters of a century of aviation watch development. The brand is one of the most famous original Russian watch brand with a cult following across the world. Since Russians are into watch making since decades they have focused on making the Aviator line highly accurate, reliable with great precision. From 2006, Aviator has been the official timekeeper of the famous Russian aerobatic team "Swifts", pilots of which wear Aviator timepieces and fly the legendary MIG-29 fighter jets for the Russian Air Force.

Aviator's family of watches pays tribute to the history and development of military aviation, from the Vintage Range which embodies the Pioneer Era of propeller fighters during the 1920's, to the Classical Range dedicated to World War II, to the MIG and Professional Ranges, inspired by the spirit and image of contemporary fighter planes.

Lavochkin
 
Lavochkin
 
The origin of the name has been derived from the name of the flight Lavochkin La-5. Ivan Kozhedub held the record for the highest number of confirmed air combat victories of any Soviet or Allied pilot during World War II. He is regarded as the best Soviet flying ace of the war, and is associated with flying Lavochkin La-5 which is where the name was derived for the most accurate timepiece. The watch is known for its precision, durability and reliability as its made with the highest quality mechanism of Poljot 3105. The features of the watch are more inclined towards vintage or retro style with date complication and luminous dials. The brushed stainless steel of the case and the black leather straps add to its simplicity yet maintains the charisma. Its is powered by a mechanical Poljot 3105 hand wound and comes in a 45mm case. Priced affordably it is a favourite amongst military, aviation and watch lovers. Aviator Lavochkin is available at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price : USD 540


Legend Gastello

Legend Gastello

The vintage pilot watch is named to pay tribute to the Russian aviator, the hero of the Soviet Union, Nikolai Frantsevich Gastello. Known for his fearless acts during the Soviet War, the watch is made to focus on simplicity and courage which can be seen in all the details. The hands and numerals of the watch are displayed in bold but simple font giving it a feel of airplane dashboard. It is the simplicity which has made the watch so unique from others. The theme of the watch revolves around beige and black colour only and the dial is in beige colour. The watch is armed with a Poljot 3105 hand wound and the strap is in stainless steel black PVD colour with a folding clasp. The watch dimension measures 45mm with 30 meters water resistance capacity. The dial also displays an emblem of the flight depicting its intent and motive to be the official watch of the Soviet War. Legend Gastello is available at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price : USD 660

Hi-Tech

Hi Tech Aviator watch

As the name suggests, the watch is made ultra-fashionable and hi-tech. The details of the watch represent industrial aesthetics in all its features. The impetuous straight lines and sharp forms emphasize the direction of the contemporary world towards high technologies. The original strap attachment and different combination of the materials and finishing make it a symbiosis of style, functionality and ergonomics. The watch is a luxurious, military, aviation watch made with style and hi-tech usage for its functionality. The Poljot 3133 hand wound mechanism assures precision in its time keeping. The dial is in silver colour which complements the brown leather straps with the pin buckle perfectly. The watch uses mineral glass crystal with a dimension of 43mm and 30 meters water resistant capacity. Aviator Hi-Tech is available at www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price : USD 925
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Sun, 25 Aug 2013 21:33:40 -0400 IWC Race Night at SIHH 2013 http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-IWC-Race-Night-at-SIHH-2013.html IWC certainly knows how to throw a party and with the Race Night held at SIHH 2013, they defied all limitations. Already being called ‘a night to remember’, watch enthusiasts and guests gathered together to witness a show that had glamour pouring in abundance.
 
  
Hollywood stars Kevin Spacy and Eric Dane along with Czech supermodel Karolina Kurkova at the IWC race night last night in Geneva
   
Celebrities at the IWC SIHH event including Kevin Spacey, Adriana Lima and Karolina Kurkova
 
  
Supermodel Karolina Kurkova
  
 
Supermodel Karolina Kurkova and French actor Jean Reno at the event
 
 
Canapés were served out of tool boxes, guests got to race with remote controlled cars as waiters dressed up in pit-crew uniforms serving champagne to invitees. That was just the beginning as Hollywood superstar Kevin Spacey took on stage as master of ceremonies entertaining the audience with his known celebrity impressions, not to mention his entrance as he was driven by IWC brand ambassador Adriana Lima in a Mercedes Benz SLS.
 
 
Kevin Spacey attends the IWC Schaffhausen Race Night event.
 
  
Matthew Fox and Eric Dane attend the IWC Schaffhausen Race Night event.
 
 
 Actor Ewan McGregor and supermodel Adriana Lima at the SIHH event
 
 A contest involved guests in wrestling the tires off a race car that had been driven onstage by legend Nico Rosberg. It was an event for men to unwind with toys at their disposal, easily serenading them into an affair they would never forget. Whether it was letting everyone take a glimpse into the cockpit of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 race car or witness an exhibition of IWC’s 2013 collection, the event had everyone yearning for more.
 
 
Supermodel hotties Karolina Kurkova and Adriana Lima at the IWC event
 
  
Luis Figo and Zinedine Zidane attend the IWC Schaffhausen Race Night event.
      
Limited edition IWC timepieces intrigued aficionados and loyalists, as the display of fine watches caught eye balls. A great performance by British jazz funk band Jamiroquai kept the party adrenaline pumping. Overall, a night of amusement that catered fluently well to everyone in the room. 
 
   
Adriana Lima and Kevin Spacey attend the IWC Schaffhausen Race Night event.
 

  
Hollywood star Eric Dane and supermodel Karolina Kurkova at the IWC SIHH event
 
 
The high tech IWC podium at SIHH 2013
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Sun, 25 Aug 2013 21:49:19 -0400 Breitling celebrates a decade long association with Bentley http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Breitling-celebrates-a-decade-of-association-with-Bentley.html Barnato. The name of the most famous among the "Bentley Boys", the men engaged in a passionate pursuit of victories and accomplishments that included winning the Le Mans 24 Hours Race no less than five times between 1924 and 1930. Also the name of an exceptional chronograph combining superlative style with peerless performance.
 
 

Bentley Barnato

Breitling for Bentley now interprets this sporty model in a 1,000-piece limited edition entirely clothed in black – from the case made of a steel that is the color of night thanks to a highly resistant carbon-based treatment, through the dial to the supple and sturdy rubber strap. The "instrument panel" appearance is reinforced by the chromed steel-rimmed counters, the red accents and a tachometric scale on the inner bezel. The generous size of the bezel heights the effect of the elegant raised knurled motif inspired by the famous Bentley radiator grilles. 

Barnato Bentley

The large hour-markers and the oversized hands enhanced by a luminescent coating guarantee easy reading of the time in any circumstances, even in the heat of action. This ardent and sophisticated sports model is powered by a self-winding chronograph movement chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) – the ultimate token of precision and reliability. Bentley Barnato 42 Midnight Carbon: the stuff of a champion. Its water resistance is up to 100 m.

Breitling Barnato

The vibration rate clocks up to 28,800 vibrations an hour, and there are 38 jewels in the body of the central movement of the watch. In terms of technicalities, there are some impressive add-ons such as the variable tachometer and the ‘30-second chronograph’, which is based on a 1926 patent of Breitling, helping track time to the level of 1/8th of a second. This exclusive roadster is priced at USD 12,045.

Breiting Barnato

The association of Breitling and Bentleys has always been in talk because of the design and technology they create to tempt fans. Earlier we saw Breitling for Bentley GMT V8 Chronograph which was created to celebrate the launch of powerful new 4.0 V8 engine. 

Breitling for Bentley GMT V8 Chronograph

The contrast of the dial and the inner city bezel build in red shade is one the distinguishing feature of the watch. The movement is powered by Breitling Calibre 47B which is COSC certified. The royal ebony dial has a rotating pinion bezel displaying 24 time zones.  The high frequency self-winding movement gives a frequency of 28,800 per hour. The case is made up of steel and is 49 mm in diameter. The strap is made up of rubber.  The watch is exclusive and limited edition of 250 pieces. Price : USD 10,590.

Breitling for24 timezones in Bentley GMT V8 Chronograph

Breitling Bentley Barnato 42 is also one of the creation which draws inspiration from the Bentley Boys and its most important member Woolf Barnato.  It has a Breitling Calibre 41 B chronometer certified by COSC with a frequency of 28,800 vph. The 42 mm case is made up of steel with screw-locked crown. The crystal is sapphire which is anti-glare on both the sides. The watch is water resistant up to 100 m and is priced at USD 9262.

 Breitling Bentley Barnato 42
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Tue, 06 Aug 2013 00:36:18 -0400 Sturmanskie - Legendary Russian Pilot Watches http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Sturmanskie-Legendary-Russian-Pilot-Watches.html Sturmanski started manufacturing mechanical pilot watches in Russia in 1949, as a standard issue for all Russian air force pilots at the time. On 12 April 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel into space, and during his historic flight he wore a Sturmanskie wristwatch which thus became the first watch to travel into Space and demonstrated perfect functioning in the conditions of zero-gravity. Today Sturmanskie is owned by the Volmax Company, which is the leading watchmaker in Russia. Volmax also owns two other well-known international brands, Aviator and Buran.

Sturmanskie, or "space navigator" watches proudly continue their unmatched history of use in space, with commemorative editions of Gagarin models and numerous other Russian space achievements including the timepieces worn during the first space walk and for the first space satellite, the Sputnik. Sturmanski collections are focused on innovative design, strict quality control and truly collectible timepieces. Sturmanskie only uses top-quality materials such as sapphire crystals, titanium and surgical grade stainless steel cases, highly decorated mechanical movements and designs with historical accuracy and underpinnings. Sturmanski watches are limited editions of fewer than 1,000 pieces each to ensure their value preservation.

 
Sturmanskie Traveller
 
Sturmanskie Traveller
Dedicated to the Russian history of pilot and space exploration, Traveller watch is designed to give a sense of global reach. The dial is round in shape bearing 24 hour clock numbers and displays quick time denoters of major cities worldwide. The 40mm diameter case is made in steel and is powered by a Vostok automatic movement. The style is well suited for pilots, aviators and outdoor sports looking to wear a watch that represents risk, high quality features and success. This watch is a limited edition of 1,000 pieces designed to hold its value over time. Sturmanskie Traveller is available at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price : USD 520

Sturmanskie Ocean Navy Pilot

Sturmanskie Ocean Navy Pilot
Built to lure the naval aviators this watch is definitely a different Russian watch with modern looks and a lot of style. The face of this chronograph has a nice look and its very easy to read the time. The large hands are lumed, as are the hour indices, and the stainless steel watch case is brushed on top and the sides and the watch back are polished. The strap made with the best quality leather comes with a pin buckle. The short lugs, combined with a flexible strap, make it easy to wear. This timepiece is powered by a mechanical Poljot Russian made movement, features a chronograph and date function, with a dimension of 44 mm and is water resistant upto 30 metres. Sturmanskie Ocean Navy Pilot is available at www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price : USD 1,036

Sturmanskie Gagarin Chronograph 
 
Sturmanskie Gagarin Chronograph
This Limited Edition Cosmonaut style Russian timepiece comes with a 45mm case size and the internal rotating bezel has a screw down crown so it will stay fixed in the position set. The watch has a mechanical lever movement of 31681 Poljot with a sapphire glass. Functionalities include hours, minutes, seconds, 24-hour scale, date calendar, stopwatch with summing up action. With a shock resistant feature it can function in any adverse conditions. The case is made of stainless steel with a screwed transparent back. Sturmanskie Gagarin Chronograph is available at www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price : USD 1,080

Sturmanskie 50th Gagarin 
 
Sturmanskie 50th Gagarin
These are exceptional Limited Edition, Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut models to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s first space flight and first watch in space. The 38mm three-hand models are replicas of the original watch Gagarin wore on his historic flight. Powered by a mechanical Poljot movement, this new chronograph represents a major leap forward in design and styling for today’s Sturmanskie. The bezel is of brushed stainless steel and a see through black dial. The strap is in rubber with deployant buckle. The dimension measures 44mm and is water resistant upto 30 metres. The watch comes in a matte case, lummed hands and numerals and slightly curved mineral crystal. The 2 year international warranty card has a picture of Yuri Gagarin to mark 50 years of his first space mission with the Sturmanskie watch. Sturmanskie 50th Gagarin is available at www.chronowatchcompany.com.
 
Price : USD 1,235
 
 
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 05:53:17 -0400 LAPIZTA - Infinite Passion sports watches from USA http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-LAPIZTA---Infinite-Passion-sports-watches-from-USA.html LAPIZTA – A dynamic USA based brand founded by 3rd generation watchmakers is dedicated to extreme action and sports. Each and every timepiece of LAPIZTA reflects the infinite passion of extreme lifestyles. The watch brand was conceived as a means to share personal passion with others. LAPIZTA watches are all about being bold, extreme and passionate about life. The word LAPIZTA is derived from a Spanish term – ‘la pista’ which means ‘the racetrack’ symbolic of the extreme and passionate world of racing. The logo represents both a racetrack as well as the symbol of infinity thus bringing together the extremities of the racing track and infinite passion.

AUDAX

AUDAX

AUDAX – A diver’s watch is built to dive in depths of up to 300m and can thrive under pressure. The black dial is clear and the luminous numerals stand out making time reading very easy and comfortable for divers to keep track of time and enhancing visibility during low light conditions. The case is made of 316L stainless steel with rose gold IP and is topped with a reinforced mineral crystal with sapphire coating. The uni-directional bezel is also made of stainless steel with black IP. The watch is powered by a PC32A SII quartz movement. The strap of the watch is in silicone with a pin buckle clasp. The AUDAX is a trustworthy and durable companion for those looking to conquer the unknown. AUDAX is available for purchase on www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price: USD 542.

SKYROS

SKYROS

SKYROS as the name suggests is aviation inspired watch. The clean details matched with the unique four-point bezel bring out a timepiece that is free of all distractions. The case of the watch measures 48mm and is made from 316L stainless steel. The four-point bezel is also made from stainless steel and has a gun metal finish. The whole set-up is topped by a reinforced mineral crystal with sapphire coating. The watch is powered by 505-24H RONDA SWISS QUARTZ movement. The black dial with luminous coating on the numerals and indicators make time reading effortless and comfortable. The strap is made of silicone and has a pin buckle clasp. The watch is water resistant up to 100m. SKYROS is available for purchase on www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price: USD 579

IZURUS

IZURUS

IZURUS – a diving watch that represents courage and bravery. The case of the watch measures 48mm and is made of high grade 316L stainless steel and has a uni-directional bezel. The top of the watch is sealed with reinforced sapphire coated mineral crystal. The IZURUS is powered by an OS20 MIYOTA QUARTZ movement. Apart from traditional time telling the watch also features a chronograph. The dial is matte red and the black detailing stands out making time reading easy. The strap of the watch is made from silicone and has a pin buckle clasp. The watch is water resistant up to 300m. IZURUS is available for purchase on www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price: USD 759

ADDAX

ADDAX

The ADDAX collection from LAPIZTA takes inspiration from the exotic and powerful race cars, not only in terms of looks but also in terms of precision, comfort and performance. The case of the watch is 48mm in dimension and is made from high grade 316L stainless steel with black IP. The watch is powered by an OS20 MIYOTA QUARTZ movement. The dial is made from three layers of carbon fiber and has skeletonized indicators. Apart from telling time the watch also features a chronograph and a tachymeter. The top is sealed with reinforced mineral crystal coated with sapphire. The strap is in silicone and has the tire tread pattern. Thw watch is water resistant up to 100m. ADDAX is available for purchase on www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price: USD 929
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:12:08 -0400 Wryst - Swiss made extreme sports watches http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Wryst-Swiss-made-extreme-sports-watches.html An exclusive luxury Swiss watch with limited edition designed for extreme sports and adventurers comes with radical disruptive designs, vibrant colours and strong durability. Wryst watches are unique in their styling made to enhance extreme and motor sports chronographs to higher levels of strength and reliability. WRYST watches are highly durable as they are dedicated to action packed, adrenaline sports such as scuba diving, jet skiing, sky diving and white water rafting. The construction of each part requires extensive craftsmanship skills and is monitored to the highest manufacturing standards possible. This makes Wryst watches reliable, exclusive yet considered as an affordable luxury timepiece. 

AIRBORNE FW6
   
AIRBORNE FW6

The first sports watch ever produced that fulfills ground-breaking stylish look, incredible strength attributes and reliability. The Swiss made quartz chronograph watch comes with sandblasted stainless steel case and white dial with 45 mm case and 22mm buckle. Made for the roughest of the sports, it is made with shatter proof K1 mineral crystal and anti-reflective coating. For water sport lovers, it is made water resistant upto 100 metres. FW6 comes in high quality black and red rubber straps. The hour and minute hands are in luminescent steel with red seconds. The dial comes in black Arabic numerals with white accented chronograph sub dials. They are available at an affordable price than most avant-garde designer watches and come with a 2 year warranty. AIRBORNE FW6 is available on www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price : USD 650

AIRBORNE FW3, FW4 AND FW5
 
Wryst AIRBORNE FW3, FW4, FW5
 
The first collection of ‘Airborne’ introduced a DLC coating (Diamond-Like Carbon), as tough as diamond and used for aerospace and F1 engine parts and a crytstal K1 stronger than sapphire for retail prices corresponding to ‘Accessible Luxury’. The vibrant colours and lavish case design with unique dial redefine the concept of sports charisma. The limited edition of 75 numbered pieces adds more to the uniqueness and exclusivity of Airborne FW3, FW4 and FW5. The diamond-like coating gives it an absolute resistance protection against shocks and scratches. The crucial elements of these watches lie in its durability, hardness, water resistance and slickness.

The Airborne uses the most optimized glass material available today for complete protection against external shocks. The Swiss made 5 jewels gold plated Rhonda Startech 3450D is the first-ever quartz chronograph movement with counters at the six, nine and twelve o’clock positions. 

Wryst Airborne FW3

Clear reading chronograph functions with 1/10 seconds up to 30 minutes, centre stop second (1/1 sec), ADD and SPLIT functions, 30 minute counter, 10 hour counter date and small seconds. Fully adapted to water sports, this watch is the most favoured amongst extreme sports lovers. With water resistant upto 100 metres it is fit for diving and rafting activities. Made with the concept of extreme sports and adventure it is designed to give the highest durability and sustain maximum shocks.
 
  
The soft and ultra-comfortable wide silicone rubber straps come in vibrant deep colours such as yellow, green and orange. They come with dust proof surface treatment and reinforced ends with a strong plastic insert. The engraved buckle is made from high quality stainless steel with a polished finish. It is also held by screws to the strap making it more secure and sturdy than conventional spring bars. Wryst AIRBORNE watches are available on www.chronowatchcompany.com.
  
Price : USD 650 to 750 (For FW 3, FW4 and FW5) / USD 900 for FW3
 
 
Wryst watches
 
  
Wryst
 
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 05:18:53 -0400 Aviator Swiss Watches - Vintage Military Pilot http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Aviator-Swiss-Watches.html Aviator is the legendary pilot watch brand from Russia, a country which is renowned for its rich aviation history and courageous pilots. Aviator's exceptional watches have served professional military officers, rescuers and pilots and well as aviation watch lovers. From 2006, Aviator has been the official timekeeper of the famous Russian aerobatic team Swifts, pilots of which wear Aviator timepieces and fly the legendary MIG-29 fighter jets for the Russian Air Force.
 
Since 2011, Aviator watches have also been developed and manufactured in Switzerland's Canton of Jura home of the watchmaking industry. Aviator's elegant, high performance watches combine original designs with the professional skills and experience of its watchmakers, along with sincere passion for the art of fine aviation timepieces.

Swiss made military aviator watches depicting an iconic Russian heritage are made with the intent of providing high quality timepieces for its military. Russia is the largest manufacturer of aviation wristwatches, with a history dating back to 1927 when the Russian government decided to build exclusive timepieces for its military. The direct descendants of these watches are available today in the Aviator line. From highly complicated chronographs to big-dialed, easy-to-read timekeepers, the Aviator watch by Volmax is the culmination of the three quarters of the century of aviation watch development. Aviator watches are milestones of watch keeping as they combine the Swiss skill and the legendary Russian history to create a classic timepiece. 
 
The history of the Aviator brand is inseparably connected with this desire and with those who make this dream come true every day. It is profoundly inspired by the history of Aviation through the details of Propeller series and the modern speed of aviation with the unparalleled design of MiG series. 
 
The mission of the Aviator brand is to not only serve with distinction to those who conquer the sky but all those who support them here on ground. It is no accident that Aviator watch design, construction, functionality and ergonomics are reminiscent of airplane dashboard instruments as it represents itself as the official watch amongst the finest military aerobatics teams in the world. 

Vintage Air Cobra

Vintage Air Cobra
 
Design of these watches is made in a vintage style with the use of original technical decisions. The most original details of the case are crown and pushers. Despite of the vintage style, smart dials with good readability have some contemporary features – applied steel elements and different kinds of embossing. The strap comes in calf leather alligator pattern with pin buckle. The dimension is 45mm, made in sapphire crystal and water resistant upto 100 metres. The Ronda 6003B quartz movement is used for its smooth and high quality mechanical functioning. The quality of the watch is very high and comes at an accessible price. Vintage Air Cobra is available at www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price : USD 400

 MIG – 4 Cockpit Chrono

MiG- 4 Cockpit Chrono
Inspired from the airplane’s dashboard and instruments, it is made to resemble every pilot’s dream watch. The timepiece is designed to display multifunctional complications, beginning with a chronograph whose add and split functions guarantee flawless precision. The most exclusive feature of the watch is that it records the take-off time and gives an alarm before every key stage of the flight. The MiG Cockpit Chrono, as the name suggests, is an ideal co-pilot at the time in the air and down. The case of the watch is stainless steel black PVT coated with a black dial. It is powered by a Rhonda quartz movement and other features include date, chronograph, luminous dial and split second chrono.  MIG – 4 Cockpit Chrono is available at www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price : USD 750

Vintage Douglas

Vintage Douglas
The Aviator Vintage Douglas model was designed after the famous American passenger plane Douglas DC-3. This magnificent aerial apparatus was an internationally recognized aviation breakthrough 30s and the 40s of the last century. The watch proudly bears the stigma ‘Swiss made’ and is guaranteed to provide the customers uncompromised accuracy and reliability. The case is in polished stainless steel with a sapphire exhibition back. The movement of the watch is ETA 2824-2 automatic. The dial is in beige colour giving it a classy look and the calf leather alligator straps add to its vintage appeal. The dimension is 45mm and is water resistant upto 50 meters. Vintage Douglas is available at www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price : USD 850

Propeller

Propeller

A limited edition, propeller shaped rotor is made with a Swiss ETA automatic mechanism. The Rotor watch has a distinctive appearance propeller aircraft. The watch size is large, easy to read dial in black colour which perfectly complements the high quality leather strap. The model has a time stamp and is water resistant up to 50 metres. The sapphire crystal comes in anti-reflective coating and a luminous dial. The silver and black combination oozes stylishness and class at the same time, for this vintage style timepiece. Aviator Propeller is available at www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price : USD 1,000

Vintage Bristol

Vintage Bristol
In 1917, the Bristol Fighter first pierced the enemy sky. Very soon it took pride of place amongst the successful and reliable military vehicles. A distinctive feature of this model is the large body in the style of a pocket watch with unusual legs that create an image of first models of hours of the day. The classic dial on the dashboard like airplane, brown vintage strap epitomise the way its originally attached to the body, like the cockpit. It is a luxurious, military watch with Swiss ETA mechanism having a retro appeal. The case is in polished stainless steel and diameter measures an oversized 43mm. It is a perfect luxury aviation watch embedding all the features of an airplane dashboard. Vintage Bristol is available at www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price : USD 1,150 

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Mon, 08 Jul 2013 02:38:01 -0400 Dievas Uhren Technik - Professional German Sports Watches http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Dievas---Uhren-Technik.html Started in 2006, Dievas – an independent German  watch manufacturer has carved a sharp reputation in the world of horology, with its professional military inspired diving and pilot timepieces hand made in Germany, with Swiss automatic movements.
 
Dievas (pronounced as D-Ah-Vas) is a producer of exclusive high quality luxury timepieces for watch enthusiasts all over the world. The luxury watch brand is best known for its high precision, good looks, reliability and innovation. The collection from Dievas is a fusion of modern and vintage. All Dievas watches are manufactured under very strict code of quality control and hence ensuring the delivery of striking and blemish-free watches. In order to keep the flow of originality and freshness alive a special research and development team takes care of adapting and implementing evolving technologies. The watches are designed in close association with military personnel, field operatives and watch fanatics, taking their valuable recommendations into consideration and thereby giving the world watches with unmatched quality. Dievas produces watches in limited numbers which ensures that each detail of every timepiece has been monitored actively.

AquaLuna Blue

AquaLuna Blue

AquaLuna Blue is a diving watch, water resistant up to 1000m, powered by the robust and reliable Swiss automatic 28,000bhp mechanical movement with Calibre ETA-2824-2. The case of the watch is made of 316L stainless steel using the latest CNC technology and measures 44mm excluding the crown and has a thickness of 18mm. The watch has a uni-directional bezel complete with diamond studded notches all around and the divers time elapse markings are engraved on the bezel surface along with a luminous pip positioned at 12 o’clock to assist below depth timing duties. The watch uses a premium grade 5.5mm thick sapphire crystal that is placed higher on the bezel to give the watch a 3-tier effect. The watch has a sturdy stainless steel bracelet with a Dievas signed single deployment diver clasp. The full black dial, SuperLuminova coated numerals and surround ring make time reading very easy. Dievas AquaLuna Blue is available at ChronoWatchCompany.com

Price: USD 1,000.

Voyageur GMT

Voyageur GMT

The Voyageur GMT is a Dievas 6Steel pilot watch and is extremely resilient to scratches and knocks thus enhancing the life-span of the watch. The watch is powered by a Swiss made automatic Calibre ETA-2893-2 movement and has a power reserve of 42-hours. The top of the case is sealed with a thick sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on the inside.  Apart from the minutes and seconds hands the watch has a custom made hour hand with a GMT pointer that indicates the exact time in the original time-zone set. The dial and the hands are coated with SuperLuminova to ensure time reading in low light conditions. The Voyageur has a 24mm leather strap with red detailing to match the watch. Dievas Voyageur GMT is now available at ChronoWatchCompany.com

Price: USD 1,400.

Focal

Focal

The main attraction in the Focal dive watch is its high specification case, made from 316L stainless steel using the latest CNC technology having a diameter of 45mm. This watch also belongs to the Dievas 6Steel category and thus ensuring sturdiness. The watch is powered by the Swiss automatic 28,000bhp mechanical movement, Calibre ETA2824-2, modified according to Dievas specifications. The case is topped with a domed scratch resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. The watch has a power reserve of 42-hours and is water resistant up to 500m. The strap of the watch is made from pure Italian rubber with a sturdy solid CNC-machined stainless steel claspalong with a diver suit extension. Dievas Focal is available at ChronoWatchCompany.com.

Price: USD 1,550.

Shadow

Shadow

The Shadow diving watch uses a Swiss made Dievas modified automatic movement, Calibre ETA2824-2. The case of the watch is made of Dievas 6Steel and is scratch resistant. The watch has a micro-blasted uni-directional scratch resistant bezel and is topped with domed scratch resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. Owing to its name the watch is completely black in color except for the markings and the indicators that are coated with SuperLuminova. The dimensions of the watch are 45mm X 54mm X 14.5mm. The Shadow is water resistant up to 500m and has a power reserve of 42 hours. The strap is made of anti-static Italian rubber strap with a heavy duty deployment clasp and diver suit extension. Dievas Shadow is available at ChronoWatchCompany.com

Price: USD 1,700.
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Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:32:00 -0400 Top 20 Watches from Baselworld 2013 http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Top-20-Watches-from-Baselworld-2013.html We present our exclusive list of Top 20 Luxury Watches from Baselworld 2013, which just concluded in April.
 
Ressence Type 3 Watch

Ressence Type 3

Recently launched Ressence Type 3 has a life-like aura to it. The secret lays in the display being filled with liquid. The sapphire crystal and the naptha-type fluid share a more similar refraction index as compared to air and thereby giving the watch a two dimensional appeal. The use of high-contrasting colors that is black dial, white indicators & a tinge of orange makes the display easier to see. The dial consists of three centrally placed discs which show seconds, hours and day. The perimeter of the watch has two rings, the inner ring shows minutes and the outermost shows the date at 6’o clock. Another interesting fact about the watch is that instead of the hands the indicating discs and the outer ring do the moving around. The sapphire case extends to the back of the watch thus eliminating the need of a crown. Type-3 comes with a gravitational gearing system that allows you to change the time and date settings when the watch is rotated. Except for the gears all the components of the watch are made up of titanium and the display system comprises of 28 gears and 57 jewels. The diameter of the watch is 44mm and has a 36 hours power reserve. The upper segment encompasses a water resistant seal and a shock absorption system.

Price: USD 30,000.

Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aeronef Type 20 Tourbillon Watch

Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aeronef Type 20 Tourbillon

The impressive new addition to the pilot family of timepieces by Zenith has a new tourbillon chronograph powered by an El Primero 4035 D Automatic movement that comprises of 381 components and 35 jewels. The watch has a diameter of 48mm and the case is made of titanium whereas the bezel, crown, horns and pushers are made of 18K rose gold. The watch has an attractive matte-finish dial with Arabic SuperLuminova numerals and gold-plated indicators. There are two sub-dials, the one at 3 o'clock position is a thirty minute counter and the other placed at 6 o'clock is a 12 hour counter. The strap is made from Alligator leather and has a titanium pin buckle. The watch is water resistant to 100 meter and has power reserve of 50-hour power reserve. 

Price: USD 60,500.

Konstantin Chaykin Cinema Watch

Konstantin Chaykin Cinema Watch

The latest watch from Konstantin Chaykin is created in honor of Eadweard Muybridge and his zoopraxiscope and is called the Cinema watch. A zoopraxiscope, invented in 1879, is a device used to project images created chronographically. Muybridge tried to cipher if there was a moment when the horse’s legs are all in the air and therefore the running horse was included in this timepiece that runs for almost 20 second, proving the fact that a galloping horse almost flies for a short span as it has no leg touching the ground. But the true beauty of the watch is delivered by the design as it very accurately portrays a pattern of the old camera on the dial. The 01-KCM1 Calibre used in the Cinema is made by Konstantin Chaykin and the movement has a power reserve of 48 hours. The animation function and the time have different mainspring barrels and can be wound by turning the crown in different directions. 

Price: USD 65,500

HYT’s H2 Watch

HYT’s H2 Watch

HYT released its much awaited H2 at Baselworld. The watch has manual movement with 28 jewels. The DLC coated titanium case is 48.8 mm in diameter and 17.9 mm in height. The HYT’s H2 has a power reserve of 192 hours. The unique feature of the watch is hydromechanics that power power both the hour hand and minute hands. Also there is a indicator that runs around the blezel which shows fluid temperature. The strap is rubberized alligator strap with black DLC titanium pin buckle. Titanium bridges come with micro-blasted Black PVD and titanium satin finished accents. The watch is a limited edition of 50 pieces. 

Price – USD 90,000 (Approx).

Christophe Claret Kantharos MVT RectoVerso

Christophe Claret Kantharos MVT RectoVerso

The new Christopher Claret gets its name from a Greek word – Kantharos which means a drinking vessel. The watch doesn't exactly resemble a glass of water but probably Claret’s motive behind naming it so was to comment on the similarity between the high-contrast dial of the watch and the high-contrast colors used on these ancient pots. The Kantharos has a mechanical self-winding movement and uses a MBA13 Calibre with 75 jewels. The dial has two sub-dials placed at 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock respectively. The former is the hours sub-register for the chronograph and the latter shows the minutes. The watch features a constant force escapement just below the two sub-dials along with a cathedral gong placed at 10 o’clock that sounds whenever you press the chronograph single pusher positioned at 2 o’clock. The reverse side of the watch is an eye-candy for watch lovers with the movements visible to the eye. The dial and case are available in five different combinations ranging from pink gold to black titanium.  The watch has a diameter of 45mm and is water resistant to 30 meters.

Price: USD 96,000

Chopard L.U.C Engine One H Watch

Chopard L.U.C Engine One H Watch

Chopard L.U.C Engine One Tourbillon is a tribute to speed and draws inspiration from the engine of racing cars. This latest entry to the Chopard family and has a manual movement. The mesmerizing style and substance is an outcome to years of participation in motor racing. The Tourbillon accurately rotates inside a case once every 60 seconds and so doubles itself as a second hand too. Rubber mountings and three lever arms attach the rotor to its case. The timepiece has a 60-hour power reserve gauge at 12 o'clock, so marvelously etched under the sapphire crystal as it gives the feeling of a fuel gauge under the hood of a million dollar machine. Engine One H's titanium case is backed by a better sense of this inspiration. The tourbillion is anchored by large grooved bridges, while all other components are compromised to increase its dramatic view. Its COSC-certified tourbillon with a 60 hour power reserve from one barrel is one serious movement. Chopard's exclusive collection with only 150 examples, housed in a titanium case, which straps down to the wrist by hand-stitched alligator with a titanium clasp, is worth drooling for. 

Price:  $100,000

Breva Génie 01 Watch

Breva Génie 01 Watch

Breva Génie 01 comes with a fusion of an altimeter and a barometer integrated into its Jean-Francois Mojon designed movement, bequeathing the wearer with an understanding of the environment around him. The dial is made of multiple layers of sapphire and thereby giving it stupendous visual depth. The topmost sub-dial at 2 o’clock position is the barometer, the sub-dial below it on the left displays time in the traditional form. The altimeter can be spotted at the perimeter of the dial that stretches from 9 o’clock position to 1 o’clock. Beneath these are the valve open/close indicator and the power reserve. The watch comes with dual anaerobic capsules meant to measure air pressure. The flip side has a sapphire case-back giving the wearer a good view of the complications working inside. The watch has diameter of 36 mm and a power reserve of 65 hours. The Genie is available in two case variables: White gold and pink gold.

Price: USD 160,050

Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Watch

 Hublot LaFerrari Watch

The Hublot and Ferrari partnership has come up with a watch that can be called one of the best looking timepieces in recent history. The innovative MP-05 LaFerrari has set a world record for having a 50-hour reserve for a hand-wound tourbillon wristwatch. The watch is designed so as to resemble the engine bay of a Ferrari with those red cylinder banks and the admission manifold in the middle. The tourbillon movement system and the 637 components are housed in a specially microblasted black PVD-coated titanium case. The minutes and hours are displayed on the right indicated with the assistance of one anodized black aluminum cylinder each. One the left there is the power reserve indicating cylinder and on either side there are anodized red aluminum bars that remind Ferrari’s red signature. To make tome reading more legible the size of the numerals is enlarged on each cylinder by using white SuperLuminova. The watch has a stunning rubber strap with black PVD titanium folding buckle. The Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari is limited to only 50 copies.

Price: USD 300,000

Spero Lucem’s La Clemence Watch

Spero Lucem’s La Clemence Watch

Encased in an 18k gold or titanium case with a diameter of 44mm, the watchmaker – Yvan Arpa has developed a mechanical hand-wound movement with a flying tourbillon beautified with 59 jewels for the La Clamence Minute Repeater. The watch pays tribute to Yvan Arpa’s home town as it is named after one of the church bells in the Geneva cathedral. The watch features a minute repeater chiming mechanism and also has an outstanding power reserve of 90 hours. But the real show stealer is the ‘crazy hands’ phenomenon. As soon as the minute repeater is activated, the two indicating hands spring to life, dancing haphazardly around the dial to the chimes of the minute repeater and fly back instantly to their normal position as the last chime is sounded. The watch comes with a Crocodile leather strap and is only limited to 8 pieces.

Price: On Request

Jacob & Co Epic SF 24 Watch

Jacob & Co. Epic SF 24 Watch

Do you recall the flap system used in airports to display departures and arrivals? The latest Jacob & Co Epic SF 24 watch has incorporated this system. Epic SF24 is the perfect watch for a business traveler as well as a watch enthusiast. The watch case has a diameter of 45mm with a number of finishes (polished, sanitized, micro-blasted) and is available in three variants: 18K rose gold with 4N gilt skeletonized hands with white Luminova, 18K white gold with blued skeletonized hands with white Luminova and 1NS Grade 5 Titanium, titanium skeletonized hands with white Luminova. The watch has a mechanical self-winding mechanism Concept based 2220 Calibre with GMT-SF24 module developed by Studio7h38. The Epic SF 24 watch is a world timer and has a 40-hour power reserve. The strap of the watch is made of Alligator leather and has a deployment clasp.

Price: On Request

Halda Race Pilot Watch

Halda Race Pilot Watch

The impressively innovative Halda Race Pilot watch, developed in close co-operartion with race drivers and engineers, features two interchangeable time modules: mechanical and electronic. The former being an automatic chronograph featuring Zenith-produced 685 Calibre mechanical movement with a 50 hour power reserve. The digital one takes pride in its software that contains data regarding 150 of the world’s most prestigious race tracks, and uses the information to calculate metrics that include average speed, lap times of two cars simultaneously down to 1/100th of a second. The stainless steel caseback is designed in a way to act like a resonance system that is able to produce amplified sound levels audible above the roar of an F1 car engine. 

Price: Undisclosed

Hublot Big Bang Caviar Watch

Hublot Big Bang Caviar Watch

The Hublot Big Bang Caviar creates an illusion of being completely studded with diamonds whereas in reality it is the carefully engraved and polished case and dial that give it the illusion of being lined with a series of large diamonds. Apart from the illusion of diamonds there are also actual diamonds studded in the bezel of the watch. The watch uses an in-house self-winding mechanical movement, powered by the HUB 1112 Calibre. The movement comprises of 62 parts and 21 jewels. The watch has a 5N gold colored calfskin leather strap intricately sewn to a black rubber base. The watch is incorporated with a date window at 3 o’ clock and had a diameter of 41mm. It is water resistant up to 100 meters and has 42-hour power reserve. 

Price: On Request

Richard Mille RM 26-01 Panda Watch

Richard Mille RM 26-01 Panda Watch

The latest RM26-01 is a perfect mix of fine watchmaking and fine jewelry. It comes with a baseplate machined from black Onyx that is believed to be an absorber of negativity and enhances the emotional stability of the wearer. The Panda integrated into the tourbillon is sculpted in 18K white gold and is entirely studded with diamonds and black sapphires. The panda is placed in its natural habitat amidst bamboo shoots with leaves that are made from yellow gold and are hand painted. The watch is available in two variants: white gold and 18K red gold. The diameter of the watch is 41mm and has a manual winding tourbillon movement. The watch has a power reserve of 48 hours and is displayed using a newly designed differential power reserve system, with a printed red line on a moving disc located between 10 and 11 o’clock position. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters. 

Price: Undisclosed

Harry Winston Opus XIII Watch

Harry Winston Opus XIII Watch

The simple formula of watch making is, rotating inner hour and minute hands pointing at fixed numerical designations, but the Harry Winston Opus XIII is no simplicity. This astounding mechanical timepiece boasts of 59 pivoting minute hands, with 11 rotating triangles for the hours. Not only that, it has a sliding trapdoor that performs a magic show of vanishing minutes and hours.  Each of the minute hands rotate 40 degrees to go from "off" to "on" position, and once a new hour is reached, retreating in unison. The hour’s triangles rotate 180 degrees to its designation concealed in a faceted dome in the watch centre. A well designed mechanism is the key to its unique yet simple time keeping, where every hour an outer hour ring moves forward, rotating the new hour out and pulling the old hour back beneath the dome. Harry Winston’s logo is revealed on the dial, at noon and midnight, only to vanish sixty minutes later. The Geneva-made Opus XIII is the brainchild of Ballouard’s imagination, with nearly every mechanism imagined from nothing. It is crafted using LIGA technology featuring as many as 242 functional jewels. A manual-winding timepiece with a 35-hour power reserve contains 364 components in a casing of 18K white gold with black alligator leather strap. The sapphire-crystal window at the back of the case is a peek at the intricate inner workings of the watch. The watch is water-resistant up to 30metres, but surely not a choice for the time to swim. Opus XIII, which reinvents time, is a limited edition of only 130 pieces. Harry Winston’s team of designers and watchmakers illustrates a creative explosion taking traditional watchmaking is beyond human ingenuity.

Price: Undisclosed

Linde Werdelin SpidoLite II Watch

Linde Werdelin SpidoLite II Watch

The latest watch from Linde Werdelin has been crafted with the most high-tech materials in an advanced development to achieve the lightest and strongest case ever made. The case uses a combination of Alloy Linde Werdelin ‘ALW’, a metal composite developed for the aviation industry, carbon and ceramic coating for titanium in a completely skeletonized structure. The combination of metals used to make the case light weight also provide the watch with robustness, hence making it an ideal watch for extreme altitude sports and adventure sports. The watch has a custom-made Concepto movement and is powered by 2251 Calibre. It has a sapphire-crystal case-back thus rendering visibility of the movement. The colors used on the dial are soothing to the eye and hence enhances the legibility.

Price: Undisclosed

Speake-Marin TRIAD Watch

Speake-Marin TRIAD Watch

British watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin’s ingenious new collection - TRIAD features a triple hour-minute indication laid upon an open dial, crafted inside a stainless steel case with a bezel of 18k rose-gold. The Chinese perfect number 3 has a lot of significance in the timepiece. Speake-Marin’s trademark, flame blued Foundation style hands rotates in a Triad reflecting a single, rich sound. The hands rotate over three wheels shaped like topping tools of a watchmaker. They are arranged in an equilateral triangle over a smaller wheel of the same type, placed centrally. The contrasting wheels are placed over a rhodium-plated German silver movement plate, which is hand finished for added lustre. The four Cardinal points of the dial are marked with white roman numerals providing adequate separation for the golden texts around the dial’s perimeter. The text in the lower right corner reads, "3 NOTES, 1 MEANING” with reference to the musical Triad. The Piccadilly styled, three-piece, 42-mm case is another Speake-Marin hallmark. The back case features a sapphire crystal window through which the automatic Eros 2 movement of the Triad can be observed. A blue mystery rotor, shaped like a topping tool, is an aesthetic splash of color over the monotonic silver and grey movements in the triad. The back case too keeps up with the Triad motif, where the blue rotor has three arms, and the perimeter divided into three distinct sections with engraved text. It is a unique collection of just 88 timepieces is for every wrist that’s not a part of the crowd.

Price: Undisclosed

Breguet Type XXII 10Hz Watch

 Breguet Type XXII 10Hz Watch

The Swiss watchmaker Breguet which is also known for its innovation in history of horology has launched its new Type XXII 10Hz timepiece at BaselWorld. The 18 carat rose gold timepiece comprises of fly-back chronograph with silicon escapement and spring balance that helps to increase frequency up to 72,000 vibrations per hour.  The second hands complete one revolution of the dial in 30 seconds. The horological masterpiece comes in a brown dial with hours, minutes, seconds, date and dual time zone. The strap is made up of brown alligator leather with rose gold folding clasp. The watch has a power reserve of 40 hours and water resistant up to 100m.

Price – Undisclosed.
 
Hublot "Antikythera" Sunmoon Watch

Hublot

Last year Hublot honored the Antikythera mechanism – an old analog computer also considered as "First Astronomical calendar” which is approximately 2100 year old. Hublot this year will continue the honor at BaselWorld 2013 with its new edition of Antikythera SunMoon Watch. The watch has 295 components and 7 functions which feature Sun and Moon movements. Hublot Antikythera SunMoon watch is a limited edition of 20 pieces featuring a simplified and miniaturized version of the original mechanism. The watch based on first astronomical calendar shows the name of the constellations behind Sun and Moon and also the phase of the Moon. The watch includes both Sun and Moon calendars and also the sidereal position of the moon. The Sun Moon watch has a power reserve of 120 hours with full winding.  The pricing of the 37 jewels watch is not disclosed yet.

Price – Undisclosed.

Valbray Oculus V.01 Chrono - Hypnosis Orange 

Valbray Oculus V.01 Chrono - Hypnosis Orange

Earlier we covered Devil Watches which gained a lot of traction among readers and now it’s time for one more masterpiece by Valbray. The orange color of Oculus V.01 Chrono  watch is inspired by the world of night. Valbray The blades of the watch are disappeared by simple bezel rotation and show the integral part of the dial. The patent technology of Swiss watchmaker Valbray has astonished the viewers once again. The watch comes with a SuperLumiNova phosphorescent pigment so that the hands are visible even in dark. The movement of the watch is mechanical and automatic Swiss chronograph with frequency of 28,800 vph. The case is made up of DLC coated black titanium with anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The strap is black alligator with deployant buckle. The watch is water resistant up to 50 meters and power reserve of 44 hours. Valbray Oculus V.01 Chrono - Hypnosis Orange is a limited edition of 100 pieces.  

Price - Undisclosed

Voutlainen 28 Sarasamon Watch

Voutlainen 28 Sarasamon Watch

Kitamura Tatsuo has created this unique design for Voutilainen. The watch is made with gold dust, gold leaf and the shell of great green turban. The antique feel of the watch is because of the chic rose gold and lacquer. The yellow gold case is 36 mm in diameter and 10.8 mm in height.The 21 jewels adds grace to this handcrafted timepiece. The frequency of the watch is 18,000 vph. The artists at Unryuan used Saiei Maki-e and Somata Zaiku techniques for the exceptional dial. The dial display three, nine and twelve o'clock. The watch is beautifully handcrafted and is one the finest timepiece at Baselworld. The wheels are in rose gold and hands are made up gold and steel. All the manufacturing, construction, fabrication, hand finishing and assembly in the Voutilainen workshop. The watch is a limited edition of one piece.

Price: On Request
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Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:10:18 -0400 Top 10 affordable luxury Pilot/Aviator Watches http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Top-10-affordable-Pilot-Aviator-Watches.html Hamilton Khaki Flight Timer



Digital and analog displays reach new heights with the Khaki FLIGHT TIMER, a sophisticated, multi-functional aviation watch, which incorporates a dedicated pilot's logbook to record details of up to 20 flights and for each of them 99 landings. It is a watch designed in collaboration with the Air Zermatt rescue team in Switzerland. Equipped with the Swiss ETA quartz movement, it has the Air Zermatt logo engraved on its back.

Price - USD 1,495

Revue Thommen Airspeed XLARGE Classic



The Revue Thommen airspeed is a special watch, since it is designed by the same people who have designed the instrument panel on aircrafts. Thus ensuring that care has been taken to identify core features and bring them on to your wrist when wearing this watch. Readability and legible dial are must haves on any pilot watch, the RT has an extremely legible dial which resembles the altimeter of the aircraft. The chronograph shows 12 hour, small seconds counter and a 30 minute counter at 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock and 9 o'clock respectively and a separate sub window for the date.The steel bracelet and finishing gives the wearer a solid feel without becoming too heavy on the hands. 

Price – USD 2,200 

Glycine Airman Double 24 09



Katherina Brechbühler has been responsible for designing the Airman Double. One can easily notice the detailing and care taken for styling the watch.  The dial is marked with 24 hours display and a power reserve of 42 hours. The specialised 2 bezels makes it possible to read 4 independent 24 hour timezones on it.  The hour and seconds show the first one, the yellow tip on the 24 hour dial shows the second one, the red tip shows the 3rd one on the rotating bezel.The watch gets its name from the two 24 hour rings it has and the year of its release which was 2009. This is a limited edition of 300 pieces and features the ETA 2893-2 movement.

Price – USD 3,400

Oris Flight Timer R4118


There is some great history associated with this watch. This limited edition watch piece is made only in 4118 pieces worldwide, each of which are individually numbered. It is named after the legendary Hurricane R4118 aircraft, which dominated the air in the battle of Britain. The design is very much like the cockpit watch of yesteryear, it has a big vertical crown to set a second time zone. Fitted with the state of the art chronograph, there is a small window on the back of the case allows  you to view the high tech mechanical movement inside. Its a perfect mix of past and present. This historical timepiece has the back of the case etched with the image of the airplane itself.

Price – USD 3,595 

Alpina WorldTimer Watch



There are many watches that showcase the world time feature and they do come for a steep price too. The world timer from Alpina is a special watch since it brings you this feature and comes for a price tag of less than USD 5,000. Alpina's Worldtimer features a rotating ring with the names of 24 cities inscribed on it. A second rotating ring has 24-hour markers. This is used to display time in different time zones.  It has a mechanical automatic caliber AL-718 movement with 26 jewels and a 48 hour power reserve. Besides, it is part of the Alpina Aviation collection, developed in close collaboration with Cessna Aircraft and PrivatAir.

Price – USD 3,500

Muhle Glashutte S.A.R. Flieger-Chronograph



Muhle has always had a very close association with S.A.R (Search and rescue operation unit). Many of the timepieces in divers and pilot segment have been designed taking input from SAR teams. The rescue pilots from the German Navy wanted a chronograph which would allow them to calculate flight speeds and be able to counter harsh of operating conditions under stormy weather. As a result, the S.A.R. Flieger-Chronograph (S.A.R pilots' chronograph) was born. The chronograph function is marked in orange which is a typical SAR color. Maintaining a similar norm the 10 second counter is also marked in orange. This is an extremely important measure since it is used to extrapolate short time measurement from which pilots can get an estimation of how much time it will take for them to cover a particular distance. 

Price – USD 4,299

LVMH Tambour Automatic Chronograph Flyback



The Loius Vuitton flyback is a popular watch among aviators since it aids them in doing navigation caluclations. The name flyback comes from the chronograph mechanism which can be reset at the press of a button. The watch design resembles the aircraft guages and is coupled with LV designer element of using bright colors for markers, making them readable under all light and weather conditions. The "FLY BACK” Tambour Automatic Chronograph is characterized by a strong design and a tarmac-coloured black dial. Equipped with the LV137 automatic movement, it has a power reserve of 42 hours.

Price – USD 5,180

Bell & Ross BR 01 Altimeter



To create the BR 01, designers took inspiration from aeronautical instrumentation, the ultimate reference point for legibility and reliability. The watch is no longer reserved for pilots, and has become an iconic watch to the great delight of watch collectors. Released in 2012 this is a limited edition made of 999 pieces. As the name suggests the watch represents the altimeter instrument from the cockpit panel.The letters ALT and the grooved indicator are printed on the dial and are identical to the original instrument.

Price – USD 5,500

Maurice De Mauriac Modern Chronograph L



Each of the timepieces for the Maurice de Mauriac is hand crafted by its designer Daniel Dreifus. Although black in color, this watch is actually made from titanium and is much lighter than expected. It dial has a textured finish and the nylon strap gives it a very sporty feel . It has a mechanical automatic chronograph. Available in various color options, it is fitted with the Valjoux 7750 movement. Maurice de Mauriac watches are so popular among watch lovers because of their service to be able to customize them and uniqueness among each one of them.

Price – USD 5,600

Ernst Benz John Varvatos Chronoscope



The limited edition piece has carbon fiber dial with a designers touch to them. The collection is offered in colors specified by John Varvotos for the dial and watch hands. The designer has been closely associated with Ernst Benz and spent considerable amount of time designing this timepiece. It has post World War 2 feel with a vintage look and the hour hands are in typical Gothic style broadened out towards the markers. There are 2 types of dial available, with dark gray and as well as tan versions available, Limited to 250 pieces, these time pieces are an amalgamation of quality chronographs in designer wear. 

Price – USD 6,800
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Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:25:40 -0400 Top 20 Vintage & Heritage Style Sports Watches http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Top-20-Vintage-And-Heritage-Style-Sports-Watches.html Aviator Legend 3105/1734388 Watch

Aviator Legend 3105/1734388 Watch

The Legend series from Aviator takes inspiration from The LA-5 fighter airplane – one of the most easy to handle airplanes with high speed and excellent maneuvering ability. The main emphasis in this watch is simplicity in all details and features which gives the watch an aura of uniqueness and originality. The case and dial are made in a similar fashion of the plane’s dashboard. The show stealer is the sketch of the LA-5 on dial which gives the watch a very classic appeal. The date window is situated at 4 o’clock position. The watch is powered by Calibre 3105 mechanical movement comprising 17 jewels. It also features a chronograph that has a summing-up action. The case of the watch is made from stainless steel and has a diameter of 45mm. the watch has a power reserve of 42-hours and is water resistant up to 30m. Aviator Legend 3105/1734388 Watch can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 1,002

Sturmanskie Chronograph Gagarin S 3133-1394545 Watch

Sturmanskie Gagarin Chronograph

Sturmanski launched a new collection to commorate its 50th anniversary of Gagarin's historic flight. It was "The Watch” that Yuri Gagarin, the first man to make it into outer space and orbit the earth, was wearing around his wrist on April 16, 1961 aboard his Vostok spacecraft. Motorized by movement Poljot 3133 with manual winding, it has hours, minutes, seconds and chronograph functionality. 23 jewels support the movement and its power reserve is upto 42-hours.The glass is laced with crystal sapphire while part of the black dial is made in form of honeycombs which allows seeing the movement. Stainless steel case plated with black PVD measures 44mm diameter and heighted 13.7mm. It is water resistant up to 30m. Silicon strap with cutout Gargarin name fits well with the steel buckle along with folding clasp. Sturmanskie Chronograph Gagarin S 3133-1394545 Watch can be purchased can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price: USD 1,878

Steinhart Bronze Vintage Marine Watch

Steinhart Bronze Vintage Marine Watch

German Watch brand Steinhart’s collection boasts of a vintage watch that marine lovers would admire. Produced towards the end of World War II, The Marine-Officer Bronze is a fresh analysis of an observer chronograph made for deck officers of the Italian Navy. The Steinhart’s logo adorns the dial set at the 12 o’clock position and chronograph counters at 3 and 9 o’clock positions. An anti-reflective sapphire crystal protects the dial. Powered by Swiss automatic caliber ETA 2824-2 with chronograph module Dubois Depraz DD2030, the mechanism of this timepiece is built through 49 jewels, 42-hour power reserve and has a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. To know the speed of moving objects, an engraved tachymeter has been well tucked into the finely brushed bronze bezel. The dial is olive green which makes sure you have a clear visibility. The dial measures 44mm diameter and height 16mm, it weighs 135gms and is made of bronze satiniert. The case back is finished through stainless steel screwed and engraved mineral crystal. Bronze pin buckle pre-V screwed-in 22 mm with logo suits well with the vintage leather brown strap.

Price: USD 1,150

Aviator Vintage Douglas Watch

Aviator Vintage Douglas Watch

The Aviator Vintage Douglas takes inspiration from the famous American passenger plane Douglas DC-3 - an internationally recognized aviation apparatus of the last century.  This Vintage watch is powered by Calibre ETA 2824-2 automatic movement. The case of the watch is made of polished stainless steel and the dial is beige in color with red numerals that stand out and make time reading very easy. The special feature about this watch is the compass on the periphery of the dial lending it a vintage appeal. The date window is placed at the 3 o’clock position. The watch has a diameter of 45mm and is water resistant up to 50m. The watch has a Calf leather alligator pattern strap with pin buckle. The Aviator Vintage Douglas Watch can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price: USD 1,247

Aviator Axiom Chronograph

Aviator Axiom Chronograph

Aviator Axiom Chronograph is the latest collection of watches from Aviator with caoutchouc insertions and brushed steel. The most interesting feature about this watch is the frontal pushers. Apart from being a design feature the frontal pushers are also a functional decision, it makes using the pusher a lot easier.  The pushers are connected by a lock that protects the winding crown from any unwanted influence. The watch uses a Calibre 3133 mechanical movement comprising 23 ruby jewels and has a power reserve of 42-hours without the chronograph running. The watch has a sapphire crystal case-back allowing the viewers to take a look at the complications working inside. The diameter of the watch is 45mm and is water resistant up to 30m. Aviator watches can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 1,399

Sinn 356 Flieger II Watch

Sinn 356 Flieger II Watch

Flieger II by Sinn is made through ultimate mechanics & state of the art technology.  This classically elegant chronograph is remarkable due to its clear, aesthetic appearance. This watch signifies style, elegance and has given individualized attention to astonishing craftsmanship.  It has a copper colored guilloche dial with black Arabic numerals and quickset day and date at 3hrs. It’s powered by a Valjoux cal 7750 25 jewel automatic movement which maintains a tolerance of 3seconds per day. The solid stainless steel case with has silky pearl-polished, sandblasted surface finish. It measures 38.5 mm diameter and is water resistance up to 200M. The case back is also made of stainless steel with a screw down crown. The rustic brown leather band gives this watch an old world charm you’ll find most appealing.

Price: USD 2,000

Azimuth Bombardier VI Watch

Azimuth Bombardier VI Watch

As the name suggests this watch is the sixth iteration in the brand’s Aviator series and is a true vintage-themed piece owing to its brown dial and ancient looking lume. The dial is clear with any extra weightage and the Azimuth logo at the 12 o’clock position is perfectly legible. The cdestro-style crown is placed on the left and is ergonomically designed given that fact that the watch is powered by a restored vintage Fontainemelon ST96-4 manually wound mechanical movement. The strap of the watch is made from riveted buffalo leather strap adding on to the vintage appeal. The Bombardier VI is a limited edition watch with only 200 pieces manufactured worldwide. Azimuth watches can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 2,100

Longines Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch

Longines Lindbergh Hour Angle

Longines was launched in 1930 by Charles Lindbergh to allow flyers and navigators to calculate their longitude during their long distance flights. To project the equation of time, a rotating bezel has been set aside which is very necessary for precise estimate of the longitude. This watch comes from the Longines "Heritage Lines”. A rotating central disc on the dial allowed for the synchronization of the seconds without stopping the sweeping hand. The pilot could instantly tell the location by corresponding the time through the unique dial markings with the earth’s 360*rotation (The "Hour Angle”). Fitted with self-winding ETA A07.111 automatic movement which is called as Calibre L6992 by Longines, this watch certainly reminds us of the vintage model. Designed as a navigation tool, Hour angle has baguette-style hands, lacquered dials, 15 jewels and bi-metallic compensation balance. The watch has an extra long alligator strap along with a strap extension piece. 

Price: USD 2,130

Hanhart Pioneer Mark I Watch

Hanhart Pioneer Mark I

The Hanhart Pioneer Mark I is a journey into the past and is representation of Luftwaffe’s legendary 1938 Flieger Chronograph. Mark I has a signature Hanhart feature – the red button chronograph pusher, positioned above two o’ clock position. Since the watch is a mono-pusher it functions differtenlty as compared to a typical chronograph. The start, stop and reset functions are followed sequentially with every press of the red button. The watch uses a Valjoux 7753 monopusher function, Calibre HAN3601 comprising 27 jewels. The numerals and the indiactors are coated with SuperLuminova but the indicators are brighter as compared to the numerals. The sub-dial at the 9o’clock position shows seconds whereas the one at 3 o’clock is the chronograph. The watch has a power reserve of 48-hours and is water resistant up to 100m

Price: USD 3,050

Glycine Airman SST Chronograph

Glycine Airman SST Chronograph

Glycine Airman SST Chronograph is a combination of the exceptional beauty of the original Airman model and modern technology. The diameter of the case is 43mm excluding the crown and has a 14-sided screwed steel bezel. The watch uses Calibre ETA 7754 automatic mechanical movement. Apart from traditional time telling the watch has three additional sub-dials. At 12 o’clock position is the 30 minute counter, the 12-hour counter is placed at 6 o’clock and the 60 seconds chronograph is positioned at 9 o’clock. The date window is positioned at 3 o’clock. The special attraction of this watch is the inner revolving 24-hours third time-zone served by slit-headed crown at 8 o’clock position. The case is made from stainless steel and has satin polished finish. Calf-skin leather is used for the strap and is available in three variant: black, brown and grey. The watch is water resistant up to 100m. The Glycine Airman SST Chronograph can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price: USD 4,901

Bell & Ross Vintage BR 123 & 126 Carbon Watch

Bell & Ross Vintage BR 123 & 126 Carbon

The latest Vintage BR watches from Bell & Ross are more traditional in their shape but still carry the company’s signature features. The watches take inspiration from early flight instruments. One look and you can make out it is a Bell & Ross. The case of the watch is made from stainless steel having a black carbon finish and has a diameter of 41mm. The BR 123 has a Calibre ETA 2895 automatic movement, while the BR 126 model has a modified automatic ETA 2894 chronograph. The 12-hour counter is removed from the 126 model to give it a more retro look and also it has a busier dial to assist in the easier reading of the chronograph. The dial of the watch is in black and the indicators are luminescent sand-colored matching with the leather straps. The tan color works well against the matte black dial making time reading clear and easy. The watch is water resistant up to 100m. The Bell & Ross Vintage BR collection watches can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price: USD 4,827-5,073

Bell & Ross Vintage WW2 Régulateur Heritage Watch

Bell & Ross Vintage WW2 Régulateur Heritage

The Vintage WW2 Régulateur Heritage from Bell & Ross pays tribute to the timekeepers and navigation instruments of World War II. Pilots and navigators of the Second World War needed watches that provided clear legibility and hence the WW2 Régulateur has an extra-large dial with a diameter of 49mm. The bezel is ergonomically engineered with wide-spaced bi-directional notches. The dial has a large central minute indicator and two sub-dials that show hours and seconds. Legibility is further enhanced by the use of sand-colored hands against the black dial. The case – made of sand-blasted stainless steel with PVD coating, adds on to the watch’s vintage appearance and so does the distressed-look calfskin leather strap. The watch has a modern automatic regulator movement by Dubois Dépraz and is water resistant to 50m. The Bell & Ross Vintage WW2 Régulateur Heritage Watch can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 7,036

GRAHAM Silverstone Vintage 30 Watch

GRAHAM Silverstone Vintage 30

GRAHAM’s Silverstone Vintage 30 picks up inspiration from the early days of motor racing when it was purely a gentleman’s sport. A time when driving was more exciting and pleasurable than a competition. The watch is powered by an automatic bi-compax chronograph, Calibre G1734 comprising 27 jewels. The date window is situated at the 7 o’clock position. The case is made of stainless steel and has a diameter of 47mm. The steel bezel has a Clous de Paris high grip pattern. The dial and indicators are coated with SuperLuminova for easy time reading during the night. The case-back is see through so as to allow you to revel in the working of the inner mechanisms. The watch has a power reserve of 48-hours and is water resistant up to 300m. Graham Watches can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 7,200

U-Boat U-42 VNICVM Watch

U-Boat U-42 VNICVM Watch

U-Boat is building a reputation for making big, unique watches and the Italian watch-maker has served up this limited edition timepiece based on a design inspired by Italo Fontana’s grandfather in 1942 for the Italian Navy. The watch comes in a deliberately aged titanium case and its characteristic left hand crown is sculpted in solid bronze. The aesthetics of this design are really unique and enduring. The U-42 is constructed with a double superimposed dial, one bronze and one black. It is powered by an automatic mechanical movement which had been modified and personalised to U-Boat specifications. It has 40-hour power reserve, 25 stones and vibrations upto 28,800/hr. The case of this exceptional timepiece measures 53mm while the case back consists an engraved hand which denotes a distinctive serial number. A ball indicator has been well-placed at 12h on the bezel which is lockable via a lever on the right of the case. The watch has a calf leather strap along with a steel buckle. Only 99 limited edition pieces will be produced worldwide-boat was launched at the Baselworld 2013.

Price: USD 7,900 

Vulcain Diver Vintage Limited Edition Watch

Vulcain Diver Vintage Limited Edition Watch

This one surely is a strong contender for your attention, given the striking yet deadly combination of marvelous looks and engineering excellence. Special mention has to be given to the sturdy & strong case made through layers of metal as it can hear an alarm even under deep water. This chronometer runs on automatic Vulcain Cricket v-21 which thumps at speed of 18000vibrations/h, has 25 stones, outfitted with exactomatic system and a 42-hour power reserve. The watch is decorated with nickel coating with blued screws. A 60-minute accommodated rotating inner bezel ring set in motion by a screw locked crown at 4 o'clock, decompress-table indication on the fixed dial are some of the salient functionalities of this watch. The case is made of 316L steel and measures 42mm diameter and 17.6mm thickness. The orange re-edition of the 70’s model type dial gives a perfect retro look to the watch. The case back helps the underwater usage of the alarm function by acting as a resonance chamber. This watch is resistant up to 300m under water. Black and orange water repellent leather strap co-ordinate pretty well with the steel pin buckle. This nautical seventies watch is classical but meant for both: the old and new. It was launched recently at the Baselworld 2013.Its only limited to 150 pieces.

Price: USD 10,500

B.R.M B45 Bombers Automatic Chronograph

B.R.M B45 Bombers Automatic Chronograph

The B.R.M Bombers automatic chronograph is a tribute to the yesteryears’ classic US Air Force planes. The dial of the watch has a motif of the Bomber Girl placed at the 12 o’clock position. That adds to the beauty of it. The watch is powered by an automatic movement performing 28,800vph. The B45 has a double-faced sapphire crystal and the case is made of stainless steel having a diameter of 45mm. The dial is black and the indicators resemble the propellers of a plane. A twelve hour chronograph is placed at 6 o’clock which also serves the purpose of a compass with north, south, east and west markings. This vintage timepiece comes with a water resistance of 100m and has a black leather strap with pin ans buckle. The B45 Bombers Automatic Chronograph can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 10,710

Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph

 Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph

The Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph features a traditional chronograph movement and  takes inspiration from the 1959 Memovox Deep Sea model which had similar skeletonized Super-LumiNova coated indicators and hour-markers. In order to pull attention to the fact that it belongs to the vintage collection, Jaeger-LeCoultre has provided the watch with two counter chronograph movements. The Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph is a completely automatic watch powered by Calibre 751G, comprising 37 jewels and has a 65 hour power reserve. The case of the watch is made of stainless steel and the strap is of calf-skin leather with a pin buckle. The watch is water resistant up to 100m.

Price - USD 11,700

Bremont Limited Edition P-51 Watch

Bremont Limited Edition P-51 Watch


An Award-winning British company, Bremont is well known for engineering excellence through its chronometer watches. The P-51 watch is one of the latest from their exotic collection which is a chronograph chronometer built with original parts from the famous 1944 Mustang WWII aircraft P-51K-10.Powered by a Modified calibre 13 1/4” BE-54AE automatic chronometer, Bremont Pilot P-51 watch features 25 jewels, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800bph, 42 hour power reserve and a Hand-crafted aluminum rotor. It has a rotating bezel at 8’o clock with Bremont Roto-Click technology. The internal metal dial is supported by an integrated sub-dial while the nickel coated hands radiate Superluminova technology. The case is made of hardened stainless steel ‘Bremont Trip Tick’ construction with scratch resistant PVD treated case barrel. It measures 43mm diameter, lug width 22mm and thickness 16mm.Stainless steel with integrated flat crystal makes for a fascinating case back. The bracelet has tanned embossed calf-skin leather strap with stainless steel solid deployment buckle and engraved security clasp.

 Price: USD 12,000

Maurice Lacroix Vintage Dive Watch

Maurice Lacroix Vintage Dive Watch

This watch gives you the retro feel with a touch of modernity, just as the way you’d like it. This instrument is powerful enough to resist 600m of water. The black dial is fitted with applied indexes and hands highlighted with Superluminova, enabling divers to focus on the details even in the deepest of waters. The minutes and seconds hand have been highlighted by red and a date display feature has been positioned at 6-hour. This magnetic piece is powered by self-winding ML115 mechanical movement that fluctuates at 4 hertz with 28k vibrations/hour, 38-hour power reserve and 26 jewels. The sandblasted aluminum case measuring 43mm has an engraved caseback along with a dial finish that matches perfectly. It’s got domed sapphire crystal along with anti-reflective coating on both sides of the case to protect it from any kind of damages. The genuine leather strap has got a double security clasp on metal bracelet to bring about ultimate comfort to your hands. Maurice Lacroix watches can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price: On Request 

Officine Panerai Vintage Watch

Officine Panerai Vintage Watch

Officine Panerai has long been associated with Italian navy where they used to order special watches for underwater use which worked as a nautical & mechanical instrument. Officine Panerai works on hand wound mechanical, exclusive Panerai OP X Calibre with 17 jewels & 21,600alterations/hour. It also features glucydur balance, Incabloc anti-shock treatment & swan’s neck regulator. It can run up to 56-hours on power. The black dial is laced with luminous Arabic numerical and markers while the bezel is brushed with titanium. From engineering viewpoint, this watch is light-weighted and use of high quality material makes it a remarkable instrument for aeronautical & aerospace industries. Sapphire crystal made of corundum and anti-reflective coating best protect the case from any kind of damages. With 43mm diameter, the case is readied through brushed titanium while the case back has see-through sapphire crystal. It is water-resistant up to 30m in deep waters. Panerai personalized leather strap with titanium buckle make the wonder that this watch is.

Price: On request

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Wed, 22 May 2013 00:39:13 -0400 Top 20 Unique Watches http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Top-20-Unique-Watches.html The Verticular Watch

The Verticular Watch.

Hammacher Schlemmer is well known over 164 years for offering the best & startling luxury watches. Following this trend, it has come out with The Verticular Watch, a timepiece that indicates the time by illuminating LED’s across four vertical columns. The Verticular watch contains a stainless steel body and the wristband is electroplated to produce a glossy black finish. A vivacious sequence of scrolling numbers across four columns gets illuminated at the touch of a button ultimately setting on digits for current hour & minute. The interesting part is its look - A bracelet adorning your hand can suddenly turn into an illuminating numbers watch which gives a visual enhancement to cherish. Numbers 0 to 9 express time in the columns wherein bright blue hue represents current time which keeps illuminated for 10 seconds before the watch becomes mysterious again. Ensuing button touches reflect week, date & year. Customer service has always been at the core of Hammmacher Schlemmer which can be seen here as well. It offers Lifetime Guarantee of complete satisfaction.

Price: USD 140

MY03 Hacker Watch

MY03 Hacker Watch

A new watch from British Industrial designer Michael Young is out on stores now. MYO3 Hacker has been developed through sound precision engineering techniques for Hong Kong watch brand O.D.M. Inspired from the concept of visual ergonomics, this watch uses bold lines from the centre to the edge of the case to keep you hooked onto its impeccable design. It captures the beauty of the era of engineering pretty well. A central mechanism is hidden behind a stainless steel plate to prevent from scratching which also makes a for style statement when you wear it to work. The Japanese Analog movement has been very well used to portray time as a 'Negative space'. The stainless steel case is approx 43mm wide, weighs 67g and  is 3ATM water-resistant. The rubber straps complement the stainless steel buckle perfectly & make for a global watch.

Price: USD 150

Individual Design Ka La Watch

Individual Design Ka La Watch

Ka La Men’s watches are designed by Mark Carson in Hawaii. It is a product of Individual Design Watches. Ka La means "The Sun” in Hawaiian which is well reflected in the dials of every Ka La watch. A simple yet elegant watch, Ka La Classic use Swiss movement which has automated winding with a fancy rotor. Blue-ion plated hands & sapphire crystal front give a dressier look to the watch. A disc has been used as a second’s indicator while date display exhibition window stands at 3 o’clock. 43mm wide stainless steel case is doubled doomed with sapphire crystal while the strap is made up of genuine crocodile leather along with stainless steel deployment clasps. 

Price: USD 1,200

Babylonian Watch by Alexander Shorokhoff

Babylonian Watch by Alexander Shorokhoff

The Babylonian by Alexander Shorokhoff is the latest collection of watches that beautifully capture celestial bodies and zodiac signs on a dial under a sapphire crystal. Designed elaborately the dial has a horizontal wave ornament that symbolizes the rivers Tigris and Euphrates, the sun and moon stand out above the work on either sides of the waves and are encircled  by a shining blue-violet mother of pearl ring that has the twelve signs of the zodiac. The white and silver numerals, placed on a night blue ribbon with gold stars stand out, making time viewing clear and easy. All these intricacies are encased in a 46.5mm diameter and the watch has a power reserve of 42-hours. The indicating hands are presented in clear blue. The watch has a hand wound movement AS.2609. The train bridge carries the manufacturer’s logo and the watch is water resistant up to 50 meters.

Price: USD 3,050

Bulgari Endurer Chronosprint Special Edition All Blacks Watch

Bulgari Endurer Chronosprint Special Edition All Blacks Watch

Italian Luxury Watchmaker Bulgari decided to tie up with All Blacks Rugby team of New Zealand & released a classic timepiece designed by Daniel Roth. The watch completely syncs with all black New Zealand team’s strong values of style, vigour & superiority. Italian design with Swiss expertise makes Bulgari the expert watch company that it is today. A Maori Tatoo named Koru featured on the dial is the most interesting element of this watch. It symbolises the Maroi culture & its continuous regeneration. It symbolises Life Cycle. The hour markers are laced with superluminova giving you light even in times of darkness. Endurer Chronosprint Special Edition All Blacks New Zealand is well- equipped with DR 1306 caliber mechanical movement with automated winding. It measures 25.6mm in diameter & 6.10mm in thickness along with 45hrs power reserve, water resistant up to 100m, 28,800 Vph & 27 jewels. Choronosprint function & large date display make the watch an ultimate pleasure. A 1905 All Blacks logo glows in the transparent back of the 56mm steel case treated with black DLC (Diamond like carbon). A black rubber strap with steel inserts & ardillon buckle are the perfect finishers to a luxurious timepiece. 

Price: USD 15,460

Rebellion REB-7 Skeleton Regulator Watch

Rebellion REB-7 Skeleton Regulator Watch

A revolutionary machine from the high end Swiss watch brand Rebellion is out in the market. It’s called REB-7 Skeleton Regulator & it is huge- 46 mm X 56.7 mm X 19.6 mm. Sapphire crystals adorn compound curves, skewed edges & anti-reflection coating which enhance the visual excitement. Laurant Besse has brought about a technological wonder by placing the minutes & seconds hand centrally which stop off at 12 o’clock. A high legible date indicator provides the exact time-read. Swiss-made automated winding regulator movement has 42 hour power reserve & is water resistant up to 100m.Every aspect of the movement has been well-crafted in the state-of-art in-house laboratory at Rebellion. 23 jewels with sweeping gold black plates, back date gold ring & gold plated wheels are some of the fine touches you cannot miss. Natural rubber straps with double-fold buckle are a comfort to the luxury that this watch gives.

Price: USD 20,000

Franc Vila All Black Cobra Chronograph Watch

Franc Vila All Black Cobra Chronograph Watch
Franc Villa has always been synonymous with cobra head dials & crocodile straps which best suites your strong & aggressive personality. This black & blue special edition timepiece with its eccentric design catches your eyes instantly. The Franc Vila All Black Cobra chronograph watch is tailor-made for extreme sports especially intense water sports. Coming from the Espirit Unique club, this watch is water resistant up to 300 meters. The 8 shape dial extends your arms while the firm rubber strap gives grip & comfort to your wrist. The crystal & case back are laced with sapphire along with anti-glare protection. It has a chronograph pusher at 2 o’clock & a reset pusher at 4 o’clock along with subsidiary dials at 6 o’clock (minutes),3 o’clock(seconds) & 9 o’clock(hours). As is the norm in Franc Villa watches, carbon fibre is pretty visible in the dial. Black Diehard Extreme steel bezel  adorns the case with a power reserve of up to 42 hours. Franc Villa’s exclusive automated Gold concept rotor has been fitted which provides high-end mechanical movements. 

Price – USD 28,000

Vianney Halter Antiqua Perpetual Calendar Watch 

Vianney Halter Antiqua Perpetual Calendar Watch

"The Future from the past "claims this watch by Vianney Halter. It’s a visual delight: Fanciful, mysterious, child like & magical. It’s inspired from marine chronometers & Sci-Fi novels. Due to the unique portholes in its design, it’s also called as Captain Nemo’s Watch. A perpetual calendar has been incorporated into this watch which shows much more than just date, day & time. The Antiqua calendar is variable in accordance to the month dates i.e. it calculates 31st of any month & a leap year by itself whereas you need to change that in other watches. So you need to move the crown for date change only once in a century i.e. 1900 to 2000.
The 4 dials:
•The Upper Dial: To show the time
-Mini Dial: The Date
•Upper left dial
-Displays the day i.e. Monday (M), Tuesday (T), Wednesday (W), Thursday (T) etc.
•Lower Left Dial:
-Displays the month i.e. Jan (J), Feb (F), March (M) etc.
An automated caliber VH198 with 43 jewels runs this watch. For movement, an "invisible rotor” is loosely based on a lemania plate. The power reserve is approx 60 hrs. The sapphire glass supports the 40mm diameter round case. The crown is made up of 24 gold rivets. Alligator strap has a tang buckle to match it. Every part of this watch has been crafted serenely & highest attention has been given to minutest detailing which reflect in the amazing finishing that the perpetual calendar eliminates. Truly, this is a Classic for generations to come!

Price: USD 49,000

De Bethune DB28 Aiguille d'Or watch


De Bethune DB28 Aiguille d'Or watch is a limited edition watch available only in 50 pieces. The central part of the dial is completely round but the exterior frame is made in a way to resemble a pocket watch. The hands are very intricately designed and the minute hand has a white gold baguette design lending it a royal aesthetic touch. The dial is partially exposed skeleton of the core movement that uses DB2115 Calibre with 2 barrels. The case is made up high grade titanium and has a diameter of 42.6mm. 29 out of the numerous microscopic parts are jewels contributing their parts in the 28,000 vph beating rate. The watch has a power reserve of 120-hours when fully wound. The watch has a leather strap with a pin buckle. 

Price: USD 82,650

Richard Mille RM 033 Watch

Richard Mille RM 033 Watch

Richard Mille Watches and Adventure are synonymous to each other. Richard Mille donated RM033 to Sentable and Task Trust in 2011 whose patrons are Prince Harry & the Duke of Cambridge respectively. The RMXP1 CALIBER has a skeletonised automated winding movement with a diameter of 33mm & thickness of 2.60mm & gives a power reserve of 42hrs. It has 29 jewels beating at 3Hz and an integrated off-center platinum rotor along with sprung balance with variable inertia. As it’s shock-resistant, it gives greater reliability during assembling & dissembling. The dial & bezel are in sapphire with anti-glare treatment. The base plate is made up of grade 5 titanium with Titalyt treatment. Coming to the case, it measures 45.70mm*6.30mm & is water resistant upto 30mts. The Curve at the back is a trademark of Richard Mille Designs. 16 spline screws & abrasion resistant washers in 316L stainless steel cannot go unnoticed.

Price: USD 85,000

Bvlgari Gerald Genta Magsonic Grande Sonnerie watch

Bvlgari Gerald Genta Magsonic Grande Sonnerie watch

Magsonic Grande Sonnerie watch is a limited edition of 10 pieces and each piece takes around a year to make. The case of the watch is made up of titanium and the diameter is 46mm. The watch a minute repeater uses various other metals too so as to perfect the audio quality. In order to get the perfect sound a lot of research went in and a new metal called Magsonic was made. The Grande Sonnerie has two power reserves: one for the watch and the other one for the sonnerie. The watch has manually wound movement comprising of 850 parts and also has a tourbillon. A reason for using titanium in the parts is that it absorbs less sound than steel.

Price: USD 100,000

The Stranger by Ulysse Nardin

The Stranger by Ulysse Nardin

A musical watch that plays the song Strangers in the Night. Swiss Watchmaker Ulysse Nardin is no stranger to innovation & uniqueness in his watches. But integrating music into wrist watches seems to a phenomenon in luxury watches he is trying to bring about. A pin & roller style music box being inserted into a automated watch is the concept behind the stranger. It is inspired from classic love song "Strangers In The Night” by Frank Sinatra. Caliber-UN690 movement, silicon escapement, 64 jewels along with 48hour power reserve are some of its key features. Multiple functions are controlled through the integrated pusher in the crown wherein setting or correcting the time, winding of the movement, advancing & receding the date are included. The On/off button is to activate or deactivate the musical sound which is placed at 10 o’clock. The seconds & date display hands are located at 6 o’clock. The 18K rose gold case & non-reflective sapphire crystal front & back shines out. With a diameter of 45mm, it is resistant upto 30m in water. 

Price: USD 120,000.  

Arnaud Tellier 2LMX MP1 Red Gold watch

Arnaud Tellier 2LMX MP1 Red Gold watch

Arnaud Tellier – French watchmaker presents the new 2LMX concept watch. The speciality about the 2LMX is that it has a vertical tourbillon and rollers instead of indicating hands for displaying time. The watch has a one-minute tourbillon and the driving force is generated by 2 barrels mounted simultaneously. 2LMX houses a total of 337 components and 44 jewels and has a power reserve of about 120 hours. The watch case is available in four variants: platinum, white gold, pink gold and titanium with the diameter measuring 41mm. The show stealer is the sapphire crystal face, enabling everyone to get a look of the movement inside. The watch is a limited edition of 5 pieces per year and requires over 1000 hours of intricate craftsmanship and customization. The watch is water resistant to 30m.

Price: On Request

Chanel J12 Tourbillon Retrograde Mystérieuse watch

Chanel J12 Tourbillon Retrograde Mystérieuse watch

Chanel J12 Tourbillon Retrograde Mystérieuse watch rightfully uses the word Mystérieuse as a part of the name of the watch. The watch works on a different mechanism as compared to the other traditional watches. For the first 10 minutes hours and minutes are read traditionally i.e., till the 2 o’ clock position after which the minute hand reverse its path and starts moving anti-clockwise and takes ten minutes to return to its traditional position at 4 o’clock. Every minute passed during this retro-gradation can be read on a disc engraved 11 to 19. This disc is active only for ten minutes and the rest of the 50 minutes it remains neutral. The anti-clockwise movement of the hand doesn’t have any adverse effect on the accuracy of the watch. The specialty of this watch is the crown that is placed vertically on the dial and has to be pressed to make it usable. The ceramic case is perfectly rounded with a diameter of 47 mm and has a power reserve of 10 days. The watch is available in two colors black and white.

Price: On Request

DualTow Watch by Christophe Claret 

DualTow Watch by Christophe Claret

DualTow by Christophe Claret is an outstanding timepiece created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Christophe Claret manufacture. The watch features a planetary-gear, a tourbillon escapement, mono-pusher chronograph with a striking mechanism signaling start, stop and reset function; and two awe-striking rolling belt indicators running simultaneously on either side of the dial displaying hours and minutes. The DualTow has a mono-pusher chronograph function that operates by means of nine similarly structured planetary gears and thereby making its overall system identical to a celestial nebula. The manually wound movement has a complex tourbillon that consists of 582 parts and 73 jewels. The minutes and hours are placed on the rubber belts are available in various color options. The belts are powered by cylinders placed on either ends and they pick up inspiration from the wheel rims of a Bugatti T35. 

Price: On Request

Jacob & Co. Napoleon Quadra Tourbillion QUADTR Titanium Gold Watch

Jacob & Co. Napoleon Quadra Tourbillion QUADTR Titanium Gold Watch

Jacob & Co. watches exhibit high quality design with excellent technological inputs. Their watches are a first choice for clear-sighted individuals who seek ecstasy in creativity. Using the tourbillion mechanism, Jacob & Co. Napoleon Quadra Tourbillion QUADTR Titanium Gold watches has got 4 sub dials at 3 o’clock, 5 o’clock, 7 o’clock and 11 o’clock & 4 tourbillion apertures. Precision in timing along with charm & grace are the highpoints of this watch. Swiss Made manual winding movement is fascinating to see. A 55 mm wide round case with polished titanium is a beautiful splendour to your eyes. Fine-made alligator strap with titanium pin buckles go easy on your hands. So bring in the revolution. 

Price: On Request

ArtyA Tesla Skeleton Tourbillon

ArtyA Tesla Skeleton Tourbillon

ArtyA Tesla Skeleton Tourbillon is a watch that puts together Yvan Arpa’s excellent watchmaking vision and Valérien Jaquet’s technical expertise. The dial of the watch is skeletonized revealing all the movements to the eye of the one that sees it. The arrangement of the movement takes inspiration from Tinguely’s artistic approach, drawing the attention towards the imposition of the parts: its pierced main plate displays beveled and sandblasted bridges that pulls focus on the rhodium plated gears and the red, blue and green electrical cables. The bezel of the watch has beautifully arranged with movement gears. The case is made of stainless steel and has a diameter of 47mm. The watch has a sophisticated tourbillon movement place at the 6 o’clock position. The watch is aptly launched under the category of Son of Gears. The watch has a mechanical manually wound movement working on the Concepto C-8017 Calibre. The Tesla Skeleton Tourbillon is water resistant upto 50 meters and has a power reserve of 72-hours.

Price: On Request

3 Volution Watch by Antoine Preziuso 

3 Volution Watch by Antoine Preziuso

The 3 Volution takes its inspiration from a ride in the children’s amusement park, the one in which teacups rotate on their own axis and simultaneously turning with the whole unit. In the watch the teacups are replaced by three flying tourbillons and each one makes a complete rotation around its axis in one minute and at the same time all the three being attached to a plate complete a revolution in 2 minutes 15 seconds. The watch has a mechanical manually wound movement using a TTR3 (for Triple Tourbillon Résonance 3) Calibre. The 3 Volution is water resistant up to 30 meters and has a power reserve of 72-hours.

Price: On Request

De Grisogono Eye Minute Repeater Watch

De Grisogono Eye Minute Repeater Watch

The stylish new watch from De Grisogono features a mechanism inspired by a camera’s aperture formed with twelve movable titanium blades. The diaphragm opens and closes at will showing the movement inside during the chime and closes instantly after the hours, quatersand minutes have sounded on three gongs. The Eye Minute Repeater is otherwise also called as the Queen of Complications. The watch is dazzling with 154 baguette-cut diamonds on the bezel, case flanks and lugs. The mechanism of the watch is similar to that of the camera except for the fact the diaphragm sub-assembly is more compact and resistant. On the flip side the hammer and gong are visible through the sapphire crystal case back. The watch has dauphine indicating hands polished in 18K white gold. The strap of the watch is made of black Alligator leather with blackened 18 carats white gold De Grisogono butterfly buckle. The watch is water resistant up to 30 meters. 

Price: On Request

The Sarpaneva Woodoo Watch



The Sarpaneva Woodoo - A unique timepiece that emphasizes on the wickedness of the moon & portrays its ferocity with a classic phantom type design. In northern Finland the sun sets below the horizon for 51 days & the moon rules the roost then. This watch highlights the Moon’s evil during that period. Modified Soprod A10 Calibre automated winding movement helps this watch to churn out 28800 vibrations per hour (4HZ).The various phases of the moon (29.5 days function) have been incorporated in a main plate while the moon phase wheel is made of stainless steel with super-luminovaC3. With 25 jewels & a 42-hour power reserve, this watch is one for the antiques. The moon face is made of oxidized sterling & 1.37ct diamond studded (151 diamonds TW/VVS and 2 rubies set by Mr Gilles Meie). A phantom Sarpaneva signature embellishes the inside of the curved sapphire crystal case.46mm in diameter, 12mm thick & water resistant up to 30m, the case is made of DLC coated stainless steel. Frog strap along with DLC coated stainless steel buckle suits best for such a monster on your hand.

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Mon, 20 May 2013 21:21:19 -0400 Top 17 Astronomical Watches - Part 3 http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Top-17-Astronomical-Watches-Part-3.html Astronomy being the oldest science is a vast field and only two series of Astronomical watches is not enough to quench an astronomy enthusiast's thirst. So here is our third exclusive edition of the Top Astronomical watches in the world.

Schaumburg Moon Watch

Schaumburg Moon Watch

Schaumburg moon watch is one of the most accurate moon phases watch available in the market with the deviation of one day in 122.5 years and displays the lunar cycle of the northern as well as the southern hemisphere. The moon has very important role in the lives of earthlings and a special control over the waters of the earth. This watch tries to bring the moon to your wrist. The photo-realistic replica of the moon is without doubt the biggest moon phase chronometer available in an automatic watch. At the time of full moon, the moon shines on the dial with all its might because of the Superluminova A-Grade luminous mass. The interesting feature about this watch is that unlike other moon phase indicating watches the moon on the dial doesn’t move, instead the position of the moon is shown by the shadow of the earth falling on it. The dial features textured sand blasted and power-coated brass. The seconds indicator is designed to resemble a shooting star. The diameter of the watch is 43mm and the bezel is designed in a special crescent form to prevent scratches. Schaumburg has captured the awe-inspiring night sky in a stainless steel case and uses an automatic SW-11 movement. 

Price – USD 5,500.

Romain Jerome Moon Dust Watch

ROMAIN JEROME MOON DUST WATCH

The Moon Dust-DNA collection is inspired by the conquests of man in outer-space. The Moon Dust is composed of fragments from the moon that the Apollo XI brought back. The dial is made up of ochre mineral containing moon dust and the bezel is composed of Carbon fiber and steel from the Apollo XI itself. The hour and minute indicating hands take inspiration from the solar panels in space-crafts whereas the seconds indicator resembles the landing target. The watch operates on a mechanical self-winding movement. Moreover the Alligator leather strap is partly woven with fibers from an ISS Space Suit  The dial is structured in a way to give a moon-like surface texture, filled with craters. The diameter of the watch is 46mm and is a limited edition collection, only 1969 pieces available.
 
Price – USD 15,000.

Martin Braun Heliocentric Watch

Martin Braun Heliocentric Watch

As the name suggests the Martin Braun Heliocentric watch is based on Copernicus’ Heliocentric universe that explains the position of the sun i.e., in the center and the planets revolving around it. The steel blue color of the watch’s dial gives it a sky-like appearance. This fully automatic watch features a sun wheel in the center of the dial that turns twice a year and is surrounded by a blue earth in an elliptical orbit also acting as a month indicator. There is a sub-dial at 5 o'clock that serves the purpose of a zodiac calendar. The dial is also encrusted with diamonds forming the shapes of the major constellations namely: Ursa Major, the Orion and the Hunter. There is a window at the 12 o'clock position that shows the date. 

Price – USD 16,800.

Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris Watch

Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris Watch

Van Cleef & Arpels are legendary jewellery watch makers who create exquisitely unique complications in a timepiece. They excel in "poetic complications” which are far away from usual chronographs, dual time zones and alarms. The Midnight in Paris watch is a little gateway to the universe with a little magic right from the City of Lights. The Midnight blue aventurine dial has glittering stars resembling the mesmerizing view of Midnight sky in Paris. The rotating dial ensures their barely-perceptible rotation over a cycle of 365 days, thus revealing the exact night sky every day. The constellations on a given day are revealed in the circular aperture in the lower portion of the dial. The back of the 41mm 18K rose gold cover has a calendar surrounded by a genuine meteorite from over 4.5 billion years ago. It uses a specially developed Swiss mechanical movement, equipped with 24 jewels and is beating at 28,800 alt / hour with 40 hour power reserve. The back is an officer style, where the cover opens to reveal the calendar, which enables to set the accurate date. This astronomical watch will definitely bring "a piece of sky” on one’s wrist. 

Price – USD 63,000.

Chopard L.U.C. Lunar One Watch

Chopard L.U.C. Lunar One Watch

The Chopard L.U.C. Lunar One is a perpetual calendar with an orbital moon phase display. The moon phase display is positioned at 6 o'clock and exhibits the phases of the moon in an ingenious and unique manner with the precision of deviation of one day in 122 years. Unique because inside the small seconds sub-dial the moon rotates around an axis and hence it’s called orbital moon phase display. Time is displayed in the traditional format but the numbers are replaced by Roman numerals. The watch has two additional sub-dials excluding the moon phase indicator; the one at 3 o'clock indicates months and leap years and the one at 9 o'clock displays days of the week and also acts a 24-hour indicator. Also at 12 o'clock two windows display the date. The watch is water resistant to 50 meters and is fitted with a hand-stitches black Alligator strap. The diameter of the watch is 43mm  the case is made of 18K rose gold and has a 70-hour power reserve. The Lunar One uses automatic self-winding COSC movement which comprises of 32 jewels and the dial is silver-toned and satin brushed. 

Price – USD 63,600.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Celestial Watch

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Celestial Watch

Jaeger-LeCoultre brings to you a piece of the vast, unending sky with the Rendez-Vous Celestial watch. The hour numerals are displayed on a crescent made of a hand-guilloche and transparent blue lacquer coating. The brim of the dial has beautifully encrusted diamonds and the two crowns are embellished with inverted diamonds. Beneath the hour crescent is the prized lapis lazuli plate creating a replica of the be-dazzled night sky. Oh the dial there is also a shooting star serving the purpose of a time-customizing device through a secondary crown. The rendezvous with the night sky is arranged in an 18K white gold case and has a breathtaking ricochet effect. The mechanical automatic movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 809, rotates the star disc gradually and completes one rotation in every 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds. The watch also has a zodiac calendar display on the dial that shows the position of important constellations throughout the year.

Price – USD 65,000.

Ulysse Nardin Planetarium Copernicus Watch

Ulysse Nardin Planetarium Copernicus Watch

Ulysse Nardin Planetarium Copernicus is a watch that brings Ptolemy’s geocentric universe and Copernicus’ heliocentric universe together. According to Copernicus’ universe the sun is placed in the center of the dial and concentric circles flowing out of it. Each circle is representative of the ancient planets viz. Mercury, Venus, Earth and its Moon, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The Earth is the center of Ptolemy’s universe and has numerous lines coming out of it. The position of the Earth implies the month of the year and the outer ring on the dial represents the particular sun-sign period the Earth is in. The detailing is so precise that The Earth is designed to spin on an in order to make the revolution of the moon visible. The hour and minutes’ hands in gold against the blue dial make reading time easy and legible. These two universes are captured in an 18K yellow gold case with the case diameter of 42mm. The watch uses a fully automatic movement, UN 80 Calibre and is water resistant to 30 meters and comes with a Black Leather strap.

Price – USD 73,500.

De Bethune-DB25 Tourbillon Regulator Watch

De Bethune-DB25 Tourbillon Regulator Watch

De Bethune is immensely popular for astronomical timepieces, and the Denis Flageollet designs are out of this world. The DB25 Tourbillon Regulator with Dead Seconds is another feather in the hat. The classical masterpiece draws its inspiration from vintage pocket watches. A sandblasted sterling silver chapter ring with Roman numerals and the Breguet hands on a 44mm hand polished titanium dial is an elegant and refined feel. The trademark De Bethune flame blued titanium sky dial, set with white solid gold stars recreates a stunning night sky effect. It can be custom made to be the night sky of any place, at any time in history. The dial is slightly concave in the middle and convex on the outer ring to enhance the mesmerizing sight of a nocturnal sky. The cutaway window at 12’ o'clock is the 5 day power reserve indicator. The movement visible over the back of the watch seems to be very Star Trekkin which is totally unique. The bridge is the familiar De Bethune shape, but the dead seconds mechanism adds an escape wheel with impressive movements and gorgeous to "watch”. This brilliant, functional, and drop-dead beautiful timepiece, will surely to make horology enthusiasts weak in the knees.

Price – USD 90,000.

Jean Dunand Tourbillon Orbital

Jean Dunand Tourbillon Orbital

Jean Dunand Tourbillon Orbital is a watch that took Christophe Claret two years to make. The show stealer is the one-minute flying tourbillon that circles the dial once every hour. It also has a power reserve indicator on the side starting from 2 o'clock and extending up to 4 o'clock and provides a power reserve of 110 hours. Once turned upside down, the moon phase indicator made in 18K gold, situated away from everyone’s eyes can be seen positioned at 9 o'clock  Next to the moon phase indicator is the winding mechanism. The indicating hands, contrived of 18K gold resemble skyscrapers and have a very elegant aura. The diameter of the watch is 45mm and is water resistant up to 30 meters. The watch uses a manually wound rotating movement, Calibre IO200 and is available in three case variants: platinum, 18K rose gold and white gold white matching buckle.

Price – USD 376,000.

De Bethune – DB16 Régulateur Tourbillon

DE BETHUNE – DB16 Régulateur Tourbillon

De Bethune is one of the best, when it comes to poetic executions of classic complications. Better and More is the word defined for their latest offering the DB 16 Tourbillon Regulator. It takes time keeping to astronomical heights by integrating a perpetual calendar in their signature three-dimensional moon-phase terrene with a retrograde setting scale, as well as their brilliant movement architecture and deadbeat seconds. The DB16 utilizes an architecture which makes their movements just as beautiful as the dial-sides of their watches. There is also a De Bethune signature, the lightweight silicon and titanium tourbillon weighing a mere 18 grams, and features a 30-second indicator around it. The dial looks like an artistic work where the charismatic moon-phase takes the centre-stage at 12 o'clock, while the date indicator balances out at 6 o'clock. A amalgamate of colours with blued hands and subtle perpetual calendar windows at 3 and 9 o'clock makes the dial elegant and classy. The Roman numerals for the hour markers and train track minutes indicators with Arabic numerals every five minutes are very rare. And 43mm pink gold case with the De Bethune cone-shaped lugs are a perfect finishing touch.

Price – USD 380,000.

IWC Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia Watch

IWC Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia Watch

After ten years of laborious researching, IWC Portuguese has come up with a watch that displays both solar as well as sidereal time – The Sidérale Scafusia. The length of an average day is approximately 24 hours i.e., according to the solar time but the sidereal time that measures the time is four minutes shorter than the solar one hence the Sidérale Scafusia has a counter at 12 o’ clock to display the sidereal time. The seconds are displayed on a huge constant-force tourbillon at 9 o’ clock which occupies a quarter of the dial and the solar time is displayed in the traditional style. Unlike other watches the Sidérale Scafusia has two displays, one that displays time and the other on the flip side displaying an astronomical chart of the day and night sky that change throughout the day. The location of the chart depends on the area chosen by the user and displays precisely 500-1000 stars. The watch has a hand- wound mechanical movement and the case is available in three variants: Platinum, 18K rose gold and 18K white gold. The watch has a diameter of 46mm and has a 96 hour power reserve when fully wound. The Sidérale Scafusia is completely customizable and has over 200 design options available.

Price – USD 807,615.

Arnold & Son Perpetual Moon Watch

Arnold & Son Perpetual Moon

The HM Perpetual Moon watch is an addition to the ‘Royal Collection’ series of Arnold & Son. It’s a token of appreciation for the creations of John Arnold in his career’s early days, including the ones he made for the royal court and King George III. It’s called the Perpetual Moon because of the accuracy of the moon phase movement that deviates by only one day in every 122 years and the deviation can be corrected with a single push on the corrector. The three-dimensional, hand-engraved moon phase display is made of silver and is detailed very intricately. The size of the moon phase is note-worthy i.e., 11.2mm, making it one of the largest moons in the watch industry. If one moon phase is not enough there is another indicator on the flip side of the watch, visible through a transparent back case. The moon can be enraptured in two different cases namely, stainless steel and 18K rose gold. The dial also has three options; one being a black guilloche dial, the second one is a blue guilloche dial and the last one is a cream colored dial. The watch comes with hand-stitches Alligator strap, available in brown and black. Beneath the guilloche dial there is 1512 hand wound mechanical movement which comprises of more than 27 jewels.

Price – Undisclosed 

Emile Chouriet Moonphase Watch

Emile Chouriet Moonphase Watch

The Moon Phase watch from Emile Chouriet is a piece of the sky for all those lured by the charm of it. The life- like moon on the moon phase chronometer is made of shinny blue mother-of-pearl and the dial has a royal blue color with twinkling stars scattered all over. The brand has pulled together talented watchmakers to come up with an original calibre that makes the moon circle the entire dial. The silver-toned indicators are skeletonized and the dial has four roman numerals at ninety degrees. The watch has a mechanical automatic movement and uses ETA 2892 caliber. The diameter of the case is 40mm and is composed of stainless steel with sapphire crystal front and back. The strap is made of black leather with metallic clasp and the watch is water resistant to 30 meters.

Price – On Request

Louis Moinet Meteoris Tourbillon Mars Watch

Louis Moinet Meteoris Tourbillon Mars Watch

The Louis Moinet Meteoris Tourbillon Mars watch carries features a hand-crafted piece of the "Jiddat al Harasis 479 meteorite”, a unique piece from the Red planet Mars which fell on Earth some 180 million years ago. Since Meteorites from Mars are so rare that they sell 15 times higher than real gold. The watch also features 56 baguette cut diamonds on the case bezel and lugs which fits beautifully with the golden hands and the breathtaking open work dial design. The watch is powered from the exclusive tourbillon movement. It has a power reserve of 72 hours. It is water-resistance up to 30m. It comes with a hand-sewn Louisiana alligator leather strap. The buckle features a 18k red gold folding clasp with the Louis Moinet emblem. It has been manufactured as a single piece.

Louis Moinet Meteoris Rosetta Stone Watch

Louis Moinet Meteoris Rosetta Stone Watch

The Louis Moinet Meteoris Rosetta Stone watch dial is made from the oldest meteorite discovered on Earth so far called the Sahara 99555 stone, and nicknamed the "Rosetta Stone”. This particular stone is believed to be more than 4.5 billion years old. The Rosetta is believed to have been a part of the planet Mercury before falling on the Earth. The 47mm wide dial is greenish-grey colour and is in stark contrast to the golden hour and minute hands. The display at the back is just as breathtaking as the dial-side, with the ‘octopus spring’ of the winding and setting mechanism centrally placed. It has a power reserve of 72 hours which is the same as the Louis Moinet Meteoris Tourbillon Mars watch. It is water-resistance up to 30m. This watch comes with a hand-sewn Louisiana alligator leather strap. The buckle features a 18k red gold folding clasp featuring the Louis Moinet emblem. It has been manufactured as a single piece.

Louis Moinet Meteoris Tourbillon Moon Watch

Louis Moinet Meteoris Tourbillon Moon Watch

The Louis Moinet Meteoris Tourbillon Moon watch has a hand-crafted unique fragment of the one-off Dhofar 459 meteorite which fell from the moon to the earth thousands of years ago. Inspired by legendary travellers like Jules Verne the dial is big and beautiful. It features a 47mm  diameter case made of 18k white gold with Bezel and lugs set with 56 diamonds and a highly visible main spring. It also boasts of a well-polished and hand-bevelled vertical bridge. Golden hour and minute hands finish the look. It has hand winding movement. Caseback secured with six screws, engraved with individual number and Louis Moinet markings. It has a power reserve of 72 hours. It is water-resistance up to 30m. It has been mated with hand-sewn Louisiana alligator leather strap which is the same as the Louis Moinet Meteoris Rosetta Stone watch. The buckle features a 18k red gold folding clasp  engraved with the Louis Moinet emblem. It has been manufactured as a single piece.

Louis Moinet Meteoris Tourbillon Asteroid Watch

Louis Moinet Meteoris Tourbillon Asteroid Watch

Louis Moinet Meteoris Tourbillon Asteroid watch has an actual stone piece from a meteorite that came off of an asteroid. This stone  was reclaimed from the African desert. The stone is set beautifully along with an image of a meteorite falling on Earth. Original design by Louis Moinet and has upto 50 components. It features a 47mm diameter case made of 18k white gold with Bezel and lugs set with 56 diamonds. It has hand winding movement. Caseback secured with six screws, engraved with individual number and Louis Moinet markings. It has a power reserve of 72 hours. Water-resistance is up to 30m. It has been featured with a hand-sewn Louisiana alligator leather strap. The buckle is 18k red gold folding clasp with the Louis Moinet emblem displayed prominently. It has been manufactured as a single piece.

Price - USD 4.9 million (Set of four watches)



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Mon, 06 May 2013 09:29:12 -0400 Iron Man spotted wearing Jaeger-LeCoultre http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Iron-Man-spotted-wearing-Jaeger-LeCoultre.html


The Amvox collection is the outcome of the collaboration between Aston Martin and Jaeger LeCoultre. The watch takes inspiration from the Aston Martin cars in the top Le Mans Prototype 1. AMVOX5 has all the signature features of the collection: radiant white numerals, arrangement of the hour-markers in the 270° pattern, the open work dial beautified with a grid-work motif resembling the radiator grills on the Aston Martin cars.

Iron Man spotted wearing Jaeger-LeCoultre

The high-tech AMVOX5 is a World Timer and hence the inner bezel ring bears the city names indicating the 24 time zones. One look and you know what the time anywhere on the globe is. The watch has a fully automatic movement with Calibre 752, using 41 jewels and has a power reserve of 65 hours and is water resistant to 50 meters. The case of the watch is made of 18K rose gold and come with a calf-skin leather strap with a double-folding buckle.

Price - USD 29,220 

Iron Man spotted wearing Jaeger-LeCoultre

While promoting his movie in Germany Mr. Junior was sighted wearing Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph. The watch features a traditional chronograph movement and inspired by the 1959 Memovox Deep Sea model having similar skeletonized Super-LumiNova coated indicators and hour-markers. 

Iron Man spotted wearing Jaeger-LeCoultre

To highlight the fact that it belongs to the vintage collection, Jaeger-LeCoultre has equipped it with two counter chronograph movements. The Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph is a fully automatic watch with Calibre 751G, using 37 jewels and has a 65 hour power reserve and is water resistant to 100 meters. The case of the watch is made of stainless steel and the strap is of calf-skin leather with a pin buckle.

Price - USD 11,700

Going by the gadgets he uses in the movie, should we soon expect a Jarvis on his wrist too...!!

Iron Man spotted wearing Jaeger-LeCoultre


Iron Man spotted wearing Jaeger-LeCoultre


Iron Man spotted wearing Jaeger-LeCoultre



Iron Man spotted wearing Jaeger-LeCoultre


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Fri, 26 Apr 2013 01:05:11 -0400 De Bethune - DB25 Imperial Fountain watch http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-De-Bethune-DB25-Imperial-Fountain-watch.html The Imperial Fountain watch from De Bethune pays a tribute to the Yuan Ming Yuan – Water Clock in Beijing. Every bit of the watch speaks of elegance and incredible craftsmanship and is a rare display of the ancient meeting the modern. The fountain of the Old Summer Palace was created for the Qianlong Emperor of China by Chinese Artisan and French and Italian Jesuits in the mid-1700s. 

De Bethune - DB25 Imperial Fountain watch

The fountain or rather the water clock had animal heads corresponding to the zodiac signs and would jet water from their mouth according to the time. Plunders and loots later left the fountain deformed and all the heads were stolen. As of now seven out of the twelve heads could be retrieved back. The series features twelve different animal heads representing the Chinese Zodiac calendar.

De Bethune - DB25 Imperial Fountain watch

The entire dial, including the animal heads and Chinese numerals are hand engraved by master artist Michèle Rothen in solid gold and has flame blued-steel peripheral hands instead of central ones so as not to obscure the elegant engraving of the animal heads. In order to have peripheral hands, De Bethune has developed a new movement i.e., Calibre DB 2145, having 287 parts. The animal heads are placed on a grand feu enamel dial. The indicating hands are placed under the enamel dial and only the tips are visible allowing the gold engravings a lot of space.

De Bethune - DB25 Imperial Fountain watch

The imperial fountain uses a lot of new techniques like using micro ball bearings and the revolving disks are driven by a new transmission system. De Bethune trademark - Silicon/white gold balance wheel and balance spring with flat terminal along with the company’s parachute shock absorbing system are used in this new movement. The diameter of this watch is 43mm and the entire dial except for the enameling is set in gold. The Yuan Ming Yuan – Water Clock replica is enraptured in a white gold case and comes with an extra supple Alligator leather strap. The Clepsydra is secured in a white gold case and comprises of 31 jewels and has a power reserve of 6 days when fully wound.

Price – On Request

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Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:05:50 -0400 Top Luxury Chinese Zodiac Watches http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Top-Luxury-Chinese-Zodiac-Watches.html China is now the world’s largest luxury watch market, having overtaken the US in 2012, according to World Watch Report by Digital luxury group. Another incredible statistic: approximately 50% of Swiss luxury watches in the world are sold in just these 3 (mostly) Chinese markets: HK, Singapore and Mainland China, with Hong Kong alone representing 30% of global Swiss luxury watch sales according to new statistics released by Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry. China has now overtaken the USA as the world's biggest consumer market for luxury products with an insatiable appetite for prestigious and expensive brands. The consumers in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland spent more than 5.72 billion Swiss francs ($5.907 billion) on Swiss watches in 2011.  

Consequently, it is no surprise that the top watch luxury brands are falling over themselves to make niche watches to appeal to the luxury Chinese market. In recent times, there has been an increasing number of luxury watches which are inspired by the Chinese Zodiac symbols such as the Snake and the Dragon, which are targeted at wealthy Chinese buyers, but are appreciated by watch collections around the world.
 
We bring you our exclusive list of Top luxury Chinese Zodiac Watches.  


CTK12

CTK12

The Chinese Timekeeper launches the CTK12, commemorating the Year of the Dragon. The watch’s dial takes inspiration from ancient Chinese Pagodas and is made of 24K Yellow Gold depicting a Chinese Dragon in full power. Although the dial has a layer of 24K Gold, the real show stealer is the Dragon which is applied and just not painted or embossed lending an awe-inspiring look to the hand-crafted dial. The dial has two characteristic features i.e., the brand signature at 12 o’clock and the ‘十’ sign at 10 o’ clock which depicts the number 10.  The CTK12 is water-resistant up to 50 meters and comes with 2 straps; the first one is the brand’s signature strap – double black calf leather strap with black stitching and the second being a black Alligator. So, if you are a believer of the Chinese Dragon bringing good luck, strength and power then let this watch adorn your wrist.

Price – USD 8,091.

Hublot Geneve China Dragon No. 01

Hublot Geneve China Dragon No. 01

Hublot Geneve China Dragon No. 01 is a limited edition made in 1990s. According to Chinese mythology Dragons are symbolic of fertility, happiness, procreation, immorality and activity. Also regarded as good luck charms and are believed to ward off evil spirits. The Hublot Geneve China Dragon No. 01 has a dragon engraved by Kees Engelbarts on its dial made of 18K yellow-gold against a red background. The use of contrasting colors makes its appearance classy and more legible. It is one of the important collector’s wristwatches from Hublot because of its rarity and unusual make. It has a 36mm diameter and is made up of 21 jewels. It comes with a fitted box and certificate.
 
Price: USD 10,664.

Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Snake

Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Snake

XP Urushi Snake Watch is an extraordinary timepiece that brags an excellent and complex dial made by utilizing a conventional Japanese decorative method as far back as anyone can remember. The dial features the secured lacquering craft of Urushi, fully hand-painted flowering bush which is additionally an image of good fortunes. To mark the year of the snake, a resplendent snake is looped around the bush. Interestingly, the coating is inferred from the sap of the Urushi tree, otherwise known as "Japanese varnish tree" or "lacquer tree". The mechanical specialty of the Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Snake is showcased by the L.U.C Caliber 96.17-L self-winding movement.

In spite fact that the watch itself is ultra-thin – just 6.8 mm, its case houses two barrels, guaranteeing full 65 hours of force save. The component is actually hand decorated by the House artisans as per the standards of customary fine watchmaking and fitted with an off-centered micro-rotor, which might be seen through the transparent-sapphire case-back. The 29 gems component wavers at the quick recurrence of 28,800 beats for every hour (4 Hz). Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Snake Watch is housed in an 18 carats rose gold case with the diameter of 39.5 mm.

Price: USD 24,169.

Ulysse Nardin Classico Enamel Champlevé Dragon

Ulysse Nardin Classico Enamel Champlevé Dragon

The Swiss watchmaker honored the lost art of enamelling with the new Classico Enamel Champlevé Dragon, but this time, it’s through the legend of the Dragon, a symbol of success and prosperity. Legends claims that those who keep the mythical creature close will be granted guidance and protection. The beauty of the dragon dial is the result of Ulysse Nardin's devotion to the lost art of enameling and a refined decorative technique that requires the dedication of a master craftsman. It is only limited to 88 pieces of the Classico Dragon 40mm in 18-carat white gold and in 18-carat rose gold. Each watch is accented by a hand-sewn alligator leather strap with a white - or red - gold tang buckle, empowering its wearer with an image that is both bold and sophisticated. A sapphire crystal exhibition window is featured in the caseback, through which the self-winding UN-815 movement can be viewed. The timepiece has a power reserve of approximately 42 hours, and the chronometer is COSC certified. 

Price: USD 40,900.

Vulcain Cloisonne - The Dragon

Vulcain Cloisonne - The Dragon

With a meandering dragon on its dial, the Vulcain Cloisonne Cricket Aviator GMT honors the Year of the Dragon. This watch is also called the Emperor’s watch because it has the five-clawed dragon on its dial which is believed to be the prerogative of the Emperor and his family. The art of enameling is used for the undulating dragon in which Vulcain Cloisonne confirms its expertise. The binding of the enamel onto the dial involves a risky and unpredictable process delivering an aura of uniqueness to the watch. Apart from hour, minute and seconds function, the Dragon also displays world time on a 24-hour scale and also has a mechanical alarm. The diameter of the case is 42mm and is made up of 18K rose gold and provides water resistance to 100 meters. Get the royal feeling with this Emperor’s Watch.

Price - USD 49,260.

Thomas Prescher Tempusvivendi Dragon

 Thomas Prescher Tempusvivendi Dragon

Thomas Prescher Tempusvivendi Dragon watch is provided with an 18k white gold case that includes a 43 mm diameter with red dial and automatic mechanical movement. It also has double retrograde indication of time incessantly running display of minutes and jumping display of hours with a special device to shift between the figure displaying the time and being in an exceedingly non-temporal resting position. The strap used is hand cut and stitched black alligator strap and has a beautiful 18k white gold buckle. This watch includes a power reserve of up to 40 hours and is water resistant up to 100 meters. 

Price: USD 57,500.

Bvlgari Serpenti Snake Watch

Bvlgari Serpenti Snake Watch

The serpenti watch collection from Bulgari is a contemporary reinterpretation of one of the brand’s most famous icons. The figure of the reptile, a symbol of eternally youth and immortality in the mythological bestiary, is an integral and long established part of the aesthetic universe of the Italian jeweller and consistently appears in the most striking Bulgari creations. This serpenti quartz watch comes in 26 mm 18 carat pink gold case set with round brilliant cut diamonds. It features a black sapphire dial and a black enamel and diamond two twirl 18 carat pink gold bracelet.  

Price - USD 75,000.

Dragon & Phoenix Altiplano Watches 

Dragon & Phoenix Altiplano Watches – Enamel Dials

To pay a tribute to the Chinese year of the Dragon, Piaget created a new special watch collection by its 40 professional masters, which symbolizes the brand yet again reaching the peak of perfection on the way of pursuing excellence. Piaget’s Dragon and Phoenix watch collection represent celestial harmony. The Dragon and the Phoenix together form a mythical,imperial couple. The Dragon and Phoenix representing the Emperor and Empress as well as the nobility and authority of the Imperial Court, unify the irrespective spheres of symbolic influence. This Altiplano variation comes in a 38 mm case for both Dragon and Phoenix, again in pink or white gold with a diamond bezel. This version's impressive enameling is hand completed by Anita Porchet, famed for her enamel work with luxury Swiss watches. Each watch for both men and women are limited to 38 pieces. 

Price: USD 76,960.

Piaget Dragon and Phoenix Emperador
 
Piaget Dragon and Phoenix Emperador

Piaget Dragon and Phoenix Emperador automatic is a limited edition of just eight pieces. The traditional dragon, which is a symbol of power, strength, and good luck in Chinese culture, is formed in a shape of figure "8″: an extremely lucky number for the Chinese people. Emperador is powered by tried and true Piaget 534P automatic movement along with Breathtaking 18K pink gold case set with 163 brilliant-cut diamonds. The Dial is customized with a hand engraved dragon design set with 257 brilliant-cut diamonds with 24 jewels. Sapphire crystal case-back with glided applied dragon ideogram adds charm. The caging diameter is 22.4 mmx 64 mm with 21,600 vph frequency. The weight of the tourbillion carriage is 0.2g with 40-hour power reserve. It also has 18K pink gold pin buckle on a grey alligator leather strap. 

Price: USD 90,000.

Grieb & Benzinger Black Dragon

Grieb & Benzinger Black Dragon

Grieb & Benzinger Black Dragon is a combination of craftsmanship and Chinese mythology and is created to honor the Year of the Dragon. The Dragon is a very important creature according to the Chinese folklore and the Chinese consider themselves to be the descendants of it. They also believe that children born in the Year of the Dragon will possess the characteristics, like benevolence, power and intelligence, of the dragon. The watch is skeletonized and is engraved by hand. Grieb & Benzinger have released only eight pieces of the Black Dragon considering ‘8’ to be a lucky number and has a hand-made guilloche. The mighty creature is captured inside two different cases, one made of 18K pink-gold and the other has 77 diamonds studded on its circumference. The watch has a hand-made black Alligator strap with a golden buckle and has a diameter of 43 mm.

Price – USD 100,000.

Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Blue Horn Dragon

Chopard L.U.C. Urshi Blue Horn Dragon

The unique luxury watch collection XP Urushi is presented by well known swiss watchmaker Chopard . The unique collection is developed under the guidance of  Kiichiro Masumura, a Japanese artist who is known as "Living National Treasure" by Japan.The Blue Horn Dragon just as the name resembles has a shining blue horn in the golden dial.  The ultra-thin L.U.C XP Urushi Blue Horn Dragon comes in a thickness of 6.8 mm case and a diameter of 39.5 mm which perfectly reveals a majestic style. The Movement of the watches L.U.C 96HM automatic with 65-hour power reserve. The strap is brown or black alligator leather strap with brown alligator lining. The Dial is made up of Urushi Painting with 18K rose gold or 18K white gold Dauphine hands. The watch is water resistant up to 30 meters.

Price:  USD 108,163.

Piaget Dragon & Phoenix Altiplano "Double Jeu”

Piaget dragon & phoenix altiplano

Dragon & Phoenix Altiplano "Double Jeu” 43 mm watch is the next gem in the Altiplano series. Its originality lies in two cases. The 18K white gold lower case is paved with 381 brilliant-cut diamonds, totaling to 3.1 carats, and 60 baguette-cut diamonds with the overall weight equal to 4.6 carats. The lower case, also in 18K white gold, portrays an image of phoenix, studded with 355 brilliant-cut diamonds, equating to 0.7 carats. The case-back is engraved with a Chinese phoenix ideogram. It comprises a circular-grained main plate, bevelled bridges,engraved coat-of-arms as well as blued screws. The caliber operates at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour with a power reserve of 60 hours. This exclusive edition is limited to 8 pieces. The new Piaget watch is mounted on a white alligator leather strap. It is finalized by an 18K white gold folding clasp, set with 26 brilliant-cut diamonds.  

Price: USD 386,361.

Jean Dunand Tourbillon Confucius

Jean Dunand Tourbillon Confucius

The Jean Dunand Tourbillon Confucius is a watch paying tribute to miniature artistry and Confucius – the famous Chinese philosopher, politician and teacher of the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history, known for his teachings of benevolence, charity, humanity and reciprocity. He embraced the acclaimed principle "Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself”. The watch portrays a hand painted miniature line portrait of Confucius on the onyx dial, painted by Andre Martinez. Miniature painting is an age old form of art dating back its existence to the 14th Century. On the side of this watch there is a special power reserve indicator. The hands of the watch are elegant and classy, resembling sky-scrappers. The watch features a one-minute flying tourbillon that circles the dial once per hour. The diameter of the watch is 45 mm and is water resistant to 30 meters in water. The Chinese philosopher is encased in an 18K pink-gold case and comes with a black Alligator strap.

Price – USD 391,000.

RICHARD MILLE - Tourbillon RM 026

RICHARD MILLE - Tourbillon RM 026

Richard Mille’s new Tourbillon RM 026 is an amalgamation of enigmatic sensibility and high-tech horology creating an illusion of two serpents moving around the exposed Tourbillon. The snakes that beautify the RM 026 are made up of diamonds and 18K White Gold; also the hour indicators and the case are studded with diamonds. Of the two snakes, one is made up of rubies with a red coral tongue and the other one is emerald. If seen closely, the scales engraved in white gold are also visible. The baseplate of the watch uses Black Onyx- a gemstone believed to provide stability and protection from cynical thoughts. The watch has a 48-hour power reserve indicator that uses differential gearing system directly connected to the winding barrel. The RM 026 is water-resistant up to 50 meters and is made up of 21 jewels. Treat yourself with this watch if diamonds are your best friends and mystery is your middle name.

Price – USD 525,000.

Blacksand Geneve Continuity Dragon

Blacksand Geneve Dragon
 
This timepiece has been designed by Geneva-based artist and engraver Kees Engelbarts. It is an entirely hand-made watch. The engraved dragon is delicately housed on the refined dial of the watch. This unique piece was especially designed for the 11th Charity Ball of the Swiss Red Cross to raise funds which will go to Cambodia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Sudan and Ghana. It comes with a case of the satin white gold, adorned with 80 diamonds, operates on a manufactory self-winding caliber 1999. The mechanism provides a jumping hour function at the 12 o’clock position, minute disc at the 6 o’clock position, and the day & night indicator at 3 o'clock position. 

Price- USD 529,215. 

Richard Mille RM 057 Dragon - "Jackie Chan's Watch"

Richard Mille RM 057 Dragon

The Tourbillion Richard Mille RM 057 Dragon is a limited edition of 36 pieces in 18k white or red gold with a red gold dragon. The fabulous dial of the model is a real masterpiece. The dial is divided into two parts: the dragon depicted on it, as if trying to beat the hands at the top of the dial. The dragon is made by hand from a solid piece of gold. At the top of the dial, around the hands, are seen the gears, and the bridges, made of titanium, hold the tourbillion, located at the bottom, where is engraved a dragon's head. On a black background the golden dragon and hands look beautiful. The dial is protected by a double-sided anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The water resistance is 50 meters.
 
The RM057 Dragon Tourbillon watch is equipped with manufactory skeletonized mechanism RM057 with manual winding. The caliber with dimensions 32.80 mm x 29.00 mm and the thickness of 5.17 mm is equipped with a balanced wheel, a tourbillon, and a power reserve indicator. The mechanism is built on the 21 jewels, the frequency - 21,600 vibrations per hour, power reserve - 48 hours. Some of the unique features this wristwatch has to offer are: a movement base plate of pure, deep Black Onyx and a beautiful golden dragon engraving sporting colored scales that grips the tourbillon bridge in one of it’s claws. Next you have the round,engraved Jackie Chan signature, that is set in the black Onyx base plate and rotates once every 60 seconds in time with the tourbillon’s rotation, adding are fined visible touch.

Price-  USD 590,000.

Jean Dunand Tourbillon Orbital Dragon 

Jean Dunand Tourbillon Orbital Dragon

The Jean Dunand Tourbillon Orbital Dragon has a dragon in all its might and uses the ancient art of cloisonné enameling. In this technique tiny gold wires are fused on to the dial made of gold, this helps in housing varying colored enamels. In the normal enameling process bold differing colors cannot be used next to each because of the color blending during the firing process but as visible in the Orbital Dragon colors like black, sap green and red are used defining the scales of the powerful Dragon. The watch has a flying tourbillon that orbits the dial every hour and hence it uses a new winding system. The watch is wound from the flip side and next to it is the moon-phase indicator, enameled in blue on an 18K gold plate. There is a gas-gauge on the side of the watch that acts as a power reserve indicator.

Price - Undisclosed.

Piaget Altiplano Dragon & Phoenix  

Piaget Altiplano Dragon & Phoenix

According to Chinese mythology The Dragon and the Phoenix are symbolic of the emperor and empress and also signify honor and authority of the royal family. Both these creatures are regarded as a couple and individually the dragon symbolizes natural energy, power and good luck whereas the phoenix stands for classical virtues of mercy, integrity, etiquette, wisdom and sincerity. Piaget has made several intricate variations of their ultra-thin Dragon and the Phoenix Altiplano model (only 5.25 mm thick) as part of their Dragon & Phoenix Collection. This timepiece comes with 18K pink gold case set with 78 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.7 cts). This version has a silver dial with a copper dragon design with casing dimension 20.5 mm and movement thickness of 2.1 mm. The 18 jewels, circular Côtes de Genève, circular-grained main plate and bridges, beveled bridges, blued screws on bridges with approximate 40-hour power reserve makes it s very special timepiece.

Price- Undisclosed.

Vacheron Constantin Year of the Snake 

Vacheron Constantin Year of the snake

Vacheron Constantin marked the Chinese of year snake with the first model from their The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac series. Inspired by classic Chinese iconography, the leaf motif that appears on the gold-enameled dial is produced using the traditional Grand Feu technique found only in Geneva. The center of the watch has been embellished with a snake engraving that comes in three metal versions - crafted from bronze, platinum or gold and that is meticulously crafted - the scales alone take over 30 hours to complete. The watches are available in rose gold and platinum cases with each version limited to 12 pieces. The watch comes with a 40 mm case. The dials and therefore the sheer case-backs are coated with sapphire crystal and the Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art. The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac watches are powered by the in-house Vacheron Caliber 2460 GW self-winding automatic movements with 27 jewels and 40 hour power reserve.

Price- Undisclosed. 

Harry Winston Mokume Gane Dragon

Harry Winston Mokume Gane Dragon

Mokume Gane is a Japanese process of bonding multiple thin layers of precious metals such as gold and silver. Mokume means, "wood grained”and Gane means "metal”.   A sharp, slightly curved graver is used to cut away layers in certain areas, exposing underlying layers resulting in the desired pattern. The piece is then sent through a rolling-press to flatten the surface. These unique timepieces are designed by Kees Engelbarts for Harry Winston. The watch have sapphire crystal case back that provide views to beautifully hand engraved movement work. The movements may be from the 50’s or 60’s, highly finished and decorated.

Price- Undisclosed.

Laurent Ferrier Galet Secret Tourbillon Double Spiral Meissen

Laurent Ferrier Galet Secret Tourbillon Double Spiral Meissen

Meissen Italia, the Italian subsidiary of the age old porcelain factory founded in 1710, recently decided to join hands with luxury watch maker Laurent Ferrier. The amalgamation has brought in a synergy resulting in top quality artistry in watch making. Porcelain is most likely to be the last material one would find on a watch, yet it has found its way to the Galet secret. Featured with a hand painted porcelain dial, which involves intricate and microscopic detailing, Laurent Ferrier has outdone itself. The watch operates on what is known as a fan-shaped mechanism and on the push of a button located on the crown, the timepiece unleashes its poetic complication with such ease and grace. The artwork emerges revealing its porcelain based serenity at the touch of a button and more so intelligently as per the convenience of the wearer. The dragon motif enamel version will be unveiled at Baselworld 2013.
 
Inspired by the Chinese zodiac sign, the dragon represents a mystical legend known for strength and bravery, as it bears its five claws. This 42 mm robust watch is driven by its FBN 961.02 hand-wound movement, guaranteeing a power reserve of more than 80 hours. Comprising of over 23 rubies and 236 components, the enamel watch is cased on 18K gold. Water resistance is up to 30m.

Price - Undisclosed.

Ulysse Nardin Classico Serpent
 
Ulysse Nardin Classico Serpent

Ulysse Nardin Classico Serpent uses the ancient art of enameling in their recent launch- The Classico Serpent. The serpent represents the 6th creature of the 12 year cycle in the Chinese calendar and is symbolic of intelligence. Ulysse Nardin impressively captures the serpent’s charisma and elegance and beautifully depicts it in enamel. The company shows true mastery in the craftsmanship of the long lost art by using the champlevé method with varying metallic oxides on the enameled dial. So much so, that the serpent seems to come to life. The case is made of 18K rose gold and has a self-winding movement with a COSC-certified chronometer. The watch also provides a 42-hour power reserve. This watch is a must have if collecting extraordinary piece of craft is your thing.

Price - Undisclosed.

Cornelius & Cie Dragon Gate Legend

cornelius-dragon-gate-legend
 
The Cornelius & Cie Dragon Gate Legend is a picturesque watch that illustrates a legend from the Chinese mythology. It is the story about a carp that once saw the top of a mountain and wanted to reach it, he let nothing come in the way of his goal. When he reached the pinnacle he found the mythical Dragon Gate. He turned into a Dragon when he jumped over it. This legend is used as a fable to inspire people to be determined and decisive. The watch comes with two interesting movement features. One is that it uses a special shock absorbing system to protect the balance and the other one being a button a 2 o’clock which when pushed disconnects the crown from the winding mechanism and allowing the crown to be used to turn hands. The watch comprises of 17 ruby jewels and is water resistant to 30 meters. If you are someone who stops at nothing in life, this watch is your perfect partner!

Price - On Request.

Jaquet Droz Petit Heure Minute Relief Dragon

 Jaquet Droz Petit Heure Minute Relief Dragon

Jaquet Droz Petit Heure Minute Relief Dragon is another watch that honors the Chinese Year of the Dragon. The dial is made of mother-of-pearl and has a hand-engraved dragon in 22K gold which surfaces from the sea waves and appears to be holding a ruby in its hind claws and its tail is visible on the flip side of the watch. The dragon on the dial, unlike many other watches is a 3-dimensional figure. The case is made of rose gold and is 41 mm in diameter. The movement comprises of 28 ruby jewels and is water resistant up to 30 meters. The strap comes in black Alligator rolled-edge hand. This awe-inspiring watch is a limited edition and only 88 pieces are available. 

Price - On Request.

De Bethune - DB25 Imperial Fountain watch

De Bethune - DB25 Imperial Fountain watch


As a follow up to the sold out Ninth Mayan Underworld, De Bethune debuts the DB25 Imperial Fountain, a new special edition of sets of 12 timepieces. Inspired by the bronze Zodiac Animal Heads which adorned an ornate fountain in the famous Yuanming Yuan (Old Summer Palace) outside of Beijing, China, these beautiful watches feature elaborately engraved animal heads for the 12 Chinese zodiac symbols. Each of the 12 animals heads, engraved by master artist Michèle Rothen using the bas relief technique, is in the middle of the dial of its watch, backed by a Grand Feu enamel relief of the corresponding Zodiac symbol. The entire dial, including the serpent and Chinese numerals are hand engraved and has peripheral hands instead of central ones so as not to obscure the engraving of the serpent head. In order to have peripheral hands, De Bethune has developed a new movement i.e., Calibre DB 2145. The serpent head is placed on a grand feu enamel dial. The indicating hands are placed under the enamel dial and only the tips are visible allowing the gold engravings a lot of space. The diameter of this watch is 43mm and the entire dial except for the enameling is set in gold. The Yuan Ming Yuan – Water Clock replica is enraptured in a white gold case and comes with an Alligator leather strap.

Price – On Request



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Tue, 23 Apr 2013 06:43:09 -0400 Top 10 Luxury Gambling Watches http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-top-10-luxury-gambling-watches.html Do you think Lady Luck is in your favor? Is taking a chance your hobby? Does a game of cards give you an adrenaline rush? Then look no further. We have pulled up the best gambling watches that give you the ‘License to Play’. These unique timepieces are "must have wrist candy" on the casino floor for that next trip to Vegas, Macau or Singapore. 

Here is our exclusive list of Top 10 Luxury Gambling Watches.
  
Corum Bubble Royal Flush  
 
 
 
Corum Bubble Royal Flush
 
In terms of Flush, a Royal Flush is a special occasion and Corum aptly depicts it on the dial of their special edition watch – The Corum Bubble Royal Flush. The cards follow suit and has an Ace on the top. The suit of hearts is specially chosen to depict the player’s love for the game. The seconds hand features a dollar sign acting as a reminder to the player about the stakes involved in the game. The cards are available in two cases, stainless steel and 18K rose gold. A version with diamonds is also available and the strap used is Black Alligator. The hour and minute indicators are skeletonized and make time viewing very easy and legible. Also credit should be given to the signature dome-shaped sapphire crystal that acts a magnifier of the dial.  The watch is water resistant up to 200 meters and has a diameter of 45 mm.

Price - USD 3,995.
 
Azimuth Roulette
      
Azimuth Roulette
 
Here is a watch that gives you the freedom to roam around with your very own Roulette wheel. Azimuth Roulette is a sure crowd puller for the fact that its dial features a working Roulette wheel. The crown is designed to resemble a dice and once pushed, the white ball in the wheel starts spinning and stops randomly at any of the numbers. Fascinating indeed! Apart from this, the watch has a spinning roulette wheel's spinning handle as the seconds indicator and fairly skeletonized minute and hour indicators making viewing time legible. The entire wheel is housed in a 35 mm x 55 mm stainless steel case and is shaped according to the wrist’s delineation. It has a perforated leather strap with contrasting orange stitching on the edges. Place your bets before this dicey watch lands into someone else’s kitty.
 
This timepiece is available for purchase at Chrono Watch Company.
 
Price - USD 4,500.

Azimuth Round-1 BACCARA

Azimuth Round-1 BACCARA

Azimuth Round-1 BACCARA is the latest ante to the anthology of Azimuth’s gaming-inspired timepieces. It’s a brain-child from the inventors of the successful Azimuth SP-1 Roulette. A fully operational scaled-down model of Baccara game plays on your wrist with a remarkably sublime timekeeping mechanism. The idea is based in four possible events in the game, ‘player’, ‘banker’, ‘pair’ and ‘tie’, and uses an Azimuth modified set of linkages that allows the pointer to stop recklessly at either of these outcomes when the push button incorporated in the winding crown is pressed. Azimuth launched the watch in six elegant variants, – a top tier, mid-tier and entry-level model featuring in both "him” and "her” with a more graceful, female version. The grand range of the Round-1 Baccarat flashes a diamond studded case and more than 1,100 VVS Top Wesselton diamonds embellished on the dial for a total close to 7 carats. The mid-tier and entry-level model boasts of a mother-of-pearl face and a flaunting bezel set with 206 black and white diamonds weighing 1.2 carats, which is absent in the latter. So if you are "all classy and game” this is the watch for you.
  
Price - USD 4,500
 
This timepiece is available for purchase at Chrono Watch Company.

Perrelet Turbine Poker Watch
 
Perrelet Turbine Poker watch
 
If you have the "license to play” and your idea of a rendezvous is with Poker then the Perrelet Turbine Poker watch is a perfect jewel. Perrelet has a distinct idea of the game exploring possibilities integrated with their well-known Turbine version double rotor watches. It’s an "all play” watch where the cards play a hide and seek as the characteristic 12-blade rotor is in continuous motion due to the wrist movements. The watch is offered in three variants featuring two and a half hands of poker. The Turbine poker is cased in a 44 mm DLC coated highly scratch resistant blackened steel with the crown recessed into the case edge. It is a certain novelty, may be not for every wrist but the right one knows "it’s worth the gamble”.
   
Price – USD 6,000.
    
Franck Muller 1250 Las Vegas Roulette Long Island   

Franck Muller 1250 Las Vegas Roulette Long Island
 
   
Franck Muller has come up with a watch that is complicated and yet cool. The dial of the watch resembles a roulette wheel and the seconds hand plays the role of the white ball.  The crown has a push button which when pressed starts the spinning and does not stop until the button is released, a unique feature that none of the other watches can boast about. The watch is water resistant to 30 meters and the diameter is 51 mm. The game of luck is housed in a stainless steel and comes with a black Frank Muller Alligator strap. 
 
Price – USD 21,300.
 
Bell & Ross BR 01 Casino Watch

Bell & Ross BR 01 Casino Watch

Bell & Ross bring the two extremely different worlds of aviation and gambling together with the BR 01 Casino Watch and have released it as a part of their "Instrument Series” despite the fact that the watch is based on a game. The watches in this collection are inspired by the non-timing instruments in a plane’s cockpit. In contrast to similar watches based on games that allow you to play with the watch, the Casino Watch uses the roulette wheel to tell time. The dial has three discs, the outermost disc indicates minutes through the green ‘0’ indicator, the middle disc with the white ball (the indicator) shows hours and the innermost disc that resembles a spinning roulette wheel's spinning handle indicates seconds. Although it’s a not a cakewalk to read time on this watch but it becomes legible given the aim of the watch. The diameter of the watch is 46 mm and the case is made of PVD Black steel.

Price – USD 23,497.
  
Christophe Claret 21 BlackJack

Christophe Claret 21 BlackJack

Christophe Claret 21 BlackJack is one of its kind watches that allow you to play three games in one watch, namely Blackjack  Dice and Roulette. Blackjack is the show stealer of them all. The lower part of the watch has four windows which display the player’s cards, two visible and two covered by a shutter. The upper half has three windows that display the dealer’s cards one of which is visible. A button at 9 o'clock houses a spring that activates the game making the 7 discs, on which the cards are printed, made of solid gold, to move. The side of the watch houses the dice game and beneath the smoky sapphire crystal dial are images of playing cards. The flip side of the watch harbors a roulette wheel that moves with the movement. The games are accompanied with sound of chimes that give you the nostalgia of sitting in a casino. Apart from the gamble, the watch comes in a 45 mm wide titanium case. The indicating hands made of synthetic ruby crystals act like a cherry on the cake. 

Price – USD 178,000.

Christophe Claret Baccara

Christophe Claret Baccara

Obstreperous watches is what Christophe Claret is known for, pushing the boundaries of traditional watch making, with every new model. The respect is maintained by use of finest mechanism yet innovative and mind-blowing functions and displays. The Baccara masterpiece draws its inspiration from the fascinating world of Gambling. The Dragon is a symbol of power, wisdom, and perfectionism also considered lucky what everyone counts on. The Tiger, symbol of strength and unpredictability. A limited edition of 9 pieces per style, white gold, red gold and platinum, doubles a miniature casino with three games. The set of push buttons located around the crown works on a specific mechanism and claims to have more than 24774 game possibilities in Baccara. But that’s not enough this astonishing watch also allows playing Dice and the very popular game of Roulette. The magical touch is the Chinese ideogram which magically appears when you blow on the dial. A unique timepiece which has games, secrets and luck is for everyone. 

Price – USD 208,377.

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon

What happens when a game of chance and watchmaking precision come together? Out comes the Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon. A perfect toy for the elite, this watch comes with a slot machine equipped with a striking mechanism. Although the mechanism is quite complex, it does not affect the legibility. A window at 12 o'clock reveals a row of three denotations and when the lever arm, covering the crown, is pulled, the reels start spinning and randomly stop on any of the five symbols. The hammer goes gong making sounds similar to slotting machines in the casino. The jackpot is hit when there are three bells in a row and chances of hitting the jackpot are 1 in 125. At 6 o'clock a cut off allows you to admire the Tourbillon with the golden Bridge. The watch has a four day power reserve and comes with a case made of pink gold.

Price – USD 625,000. 
 
Piaget Casino Themed Watch

Piaget Casino Themed Watch

Piaget Casino Themed Watch stands true to its name and is sure to grab you some attention because of its unique appearance. The watch is inspired by casino chips. The collection also includes a necklace. The hour ring of the watch displays the four suits (diamonds, hearts, clubs and spades) of a card game. The diameter of the watch is 38 mm and the dial is made of mother of pearl and has 27 diamonds on it.  The perimeter of the watch is studded with 78 brilliantly cut diamonds and is made of 18K white gold. The choice of contrasting as well as complementing colors enhances the watch’s visual appearance and looks very appealing to the eyes. A true mixture of Class and Elegance!

Price – Undisclosed.
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Fri, 19 Apr 2013 01:34:58 -0400 Top 15 Unusual Watches http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Top-15-Unusual-Watches.html Starck 0-Ring

 



Few designers have been as prolific as Paris Born Philippe Stark. An extraordinary mix of rock star, mad inventor, romantic philosopher and leading edge designer. Unique digital display indicates the hours with numbers and the minutes with dark compounding segments. Snug black PU strap frames the large stainless steel O-ring inlay with precision digital dial. You'll never see another watch like it.The minimalistic design may not be flashy enough for those looking for something more bold and outrageous from Phillipe Starck. However, less is more and it really works in this case considering the use of coors and the design elements that Starck has incorporated in this incredible piece. Considering it's a pretty neat collector's item, there's no reason that fans wouldn't flock to the O-Ring for themselves.

Price – USD 110. 

HD3 Slyde 

HD3 Slyde

The Slyde Concept is a revolutionary watchmaking experiment combining a high-technology product and an internet platform enabling the watch to be personalized while offering the opportunity to download new virtual merchandise for the first time. A watch adopts the basic principles of 'Intuitive Technologies' and sublimates them into the 21st century world of high-end watchmaking. As a real technological feat, the Slyde features a touch screen, a cutting edge graphic engine and a navigation system of unequaled simplicity and convenience. The innovative display enables the user to generate an infinite variety of timepieces on his wrist. This range of multiple watches in one has been made possible by creating top-quality virtual modules.The stainless steel case is brushed, with polished finishing on the lugs, the caseband motifs and the lateral sockets.This timepiece comes with a blue numerals virtual engine and a black rubber strap. 

Price - USD 7,000.

Devon Tread
 
Devon Thread


Led by founder Scott Devon and headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Devon Works, LLC is a design lab dedicated to creating innovative luxury products that exemplify the American spirit. Inspired by a treadmill, it is built with intense engineering and craftsmanship. Powered by lithium polymer rechargeable cells, that run for upto 2 weeks on a single charge. The temperature –compensated crystal provides data to the onboard processor that drives the four micro-step motors. Claimed to be the most cutting-edge watch made today with striking visuals and technology. The Devon Works Tread 1 Watch was designed by a California aerospace company, a group that is quite comfortable with fitting square pegs through round holes.  This watch is a prime example of their technical prowess. 


Price – USD 15,000 

HYT H1

HYT

 
Achieving the incredible challenge of indicating the time with water, the Hydro-Mechanical Watchmakers have in fact pulverized all certainties by uniting two worlds that are supposedly diametrically opposed in an epic encounter between Fine Watch making and Fluid Mechanics. One might say a utopia. The idea that led to the H1 was simple and consisted of two flexible reservoirs fixed to each end of a capillary. In one is an aqueous liquid filled with fluorescein, and in the other, a transparent viscous liquid. To keep them separate: the repulsive force of the molecules in each liquid marks the boundary between the two. As the hours go by, the fluorescent liquid advances. The meniscus, in the shape of a half moon, marks the breaking point with the other fluid in the tube, indicating the time. At 18:00, the fluorescent liquid comes back to its original position, going backwards. This is the first time piece ever to combine mechanical and liquid engineering.

Price – USD 45,000.  

Ladoire Black Widow

Ladoire Black Widow

The Black Widow collection takes its cue from the symbolism of that compelling – and often lethal – seductress, the highly venomous Lacrodaectus Mactans, aka the Black Widow, due to the spider's natural tendency to exercise the right of life or death over her fellow male (after she gets what she wants, of course). Amid acts of passion and ritual celebration, the Black Widow may either show mercy and turn away, or kill outright in an uncontrollable outburst of lust. The dial architecture, open-worked to reveal the beautiful movement beneath, is multilayered and delineates three regulator-type offset hours, minutes and seconds zones mounted on ceramic micro ball bearings. The large central hand is the GMT or second time zone featuring a quickset push-button on the case side at 2 o'clock. The hours and minutes are indicated by marked rotating disks on the lower half of the dial under the center and the 0-20 seconds indicated by a small three-handed disk at 3 o'clock. The Black Widow Collection comprises Mr Green, Mr Race, Mr Ice and Mr Grey, each in an exclusive limited edition of just 12 pieces.
 
Price - USD 71,000.

MB & F Chocolate Frog



MB&F’s founder Max Busser is hailed as a key innovator of the watch industry today and is also responsible for helping to bring the watch industry into the modern age. According to the MB&F one of their customers said the two dome-like structures on the original HM3 looked like frog's eyes sticking out of water - as frogs enjoy being in water with their eyes exposed to look for prey. So MB&F liked the idea enough that they wanted to make a watch that truly indulged this frog fantasy. The dome "eyes" are under a perfect dome of sapphire crystal in all black and white colors complimented by the 22k red gold automatic rotary movement. There is a tear drop shape on the top (inside the crystal) that indicates whether the dome is used for the minutes or hours. With only 10 pieces made, the Chocolate Frog’s unique aesthetics has set a new trend altogether.

Price – USD 79,000. 

Harry Winston Opus 3

Harry Winston Opus 3

Opus 3 takes the concept to new heights never before explored in Haute Horlogerie. While its design turned conventions upside down, its mechanism pushed the limits of watchmaking as no watch had ever done before.On the rectangular gold case, six porthole openings each display acolored number: blue for the hours, which are read in the upper openings on the left and right; black for the minutes, in the lower openings on the left and right; and red for the date, which is displayed vertically in the center windows. The display relies on the instant jumping of all six indicators: a one-of-a-kind technical feat.Movement: manually wound mechanical movement in German silver with full digit display and no hands, by Vianney Halter.Power reserve of 40 hours.Mechanism with 2 going trains and twin barrels (21’600 v/h). 53 jewels. Digit display by means of ten discs incorporated into the bottom plate. Horizontal winding crown with 4 winding and setting positions: date (4th notch), hour (3rd notch), minutes (2nd notch) and winding (1st notch). Countdown of the final 4 seconds before the minute jumps. Limited Edition of only 55 pieces.
 
Price - USD 130,000.

 

MB & F HD4

MB&F

A traditional wristwatch has a relatively straightforward role: to tell the time. All that is needed is a hand for the hours, another for the minutes and perhaps a power reserve indicator to keep track of running time. Horological Machine No4 Thunderbolt has a hand for the hours, another for the minutes and a power reserve indicator. HM4 Thunderbolt tells the time.HM4 Thunderbolt is not a traditional wristwatch.The aviation-inspired case and engine of the Thunderbolt are one. Neither would, nor could, exist without the other, yet each is so transcendental as to be able to stand alone as a work of art in its own right. The case of HM4 blends high-tech titanium for its lightweight and strength with a sapphire centre section offering a view into the engine.he Thunderbolt's engine is the culmination of three long years of development. Each of the 300-plus components – including the regulator and even the screws – was developed specifically for this anarchistic calibre. Horizontally configured dual mainspring barrels drive two vertical gear trains, transferring power to the twin pods indicating hours/minutes and power reserve.HM4 is available in titanium/sapphire; HM4 Razzle Dazzle and Double Trouble are limited editions of 8 pieces each in titanium/sapphire with hand painted nose art; and HM4 RT is a limited edition of 18 pieces in 5N red gold, titanium and sapphire.
 
Price - USD 158,000.

Concord C1 Quantum Gravity Tourbillon Watch

Concord
 
The Concord C1 QuantumGravity Tourbillon watch, a device which does something simple in the most complex appearing of manners. You'd think a mad scientist (or moderately eccentric one at the least) has invested a lot into creating and wearing this 'new kind of watch' watch - when it is in the end just a watch - that tells the time and has a power reserve indicator. The point of the watch is to be a novelty, and in that I would consider it a resounding success. The large 48.5mm wide titanium case is a massive 22mm deep, which is needed for the rich panoramic display of colors and complexities. The overall wrist footprint of This Concord watch is over 57mm, but it is still wearable thanks to the flexibility of the rubber strap. The best way of understanding the QuantumGravity watch (which is not quantum in weight because it is mostly titanium and aluminum) is by looking at the two major areas of interest aside from the case itself.

Price - USD 170,000.

Urwerk UR-210 ‘Maltese Falcon’ Lead by Martin Frei and Felix Baumgartner

Urwerk - UR 210 Maltese Falcon

 
Urwerk stands for UR – being the city of Ur where the perception of time was moulded over 6000 years ago by moving shadows cast by the obelisks and time was measured based on the passage of these shadows over the course of one year. And WERK- which means to create, evolve, shape and arouse emotions. Never has a timepiece displayed such feedback and attachment to its owner. Being armed with technology of available power reserve and winding efficiency, the wearer is able to position the winding efficiency selector at the back of the watch to ‘Full’, in case UR-210 indicates that there’s an insufficient supply of energy. Resulting, the rotor then converts the slightest movement into stored energy. The UR‐210 embodies the symbiotic relationship between man and his watch. It is no surprise, that it has a claim on being one of the most evolved timepieces of our generation.


Price – USD 150,000. 

Cabestan Winch Tourbillon

Cabestan Winch Tourbillon

It began with the image of a capstan. A mechanical devise comprised of a large drum on a vertical axis, hand-operated by a lever, the winch, causing a rope or chain to wrap around the drum. From this action is derived the force to move other mechanisms. From this simple idea was born the Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical. 

Capstans are used for winding the movement and setting the time. A miniature chain and fusee transmit the energy. A vertical tourbillon regulates the movement. Drums display the time. And a small winch handle concealed in the deployant buckle activates the mechanisms. All perfectly and stunningly visible under twin sapphire crystals that provide spectacular 180° views of the movement. The result: a rare work of fine mechanical art, an exceptional timepiece demonstrating unparalleled elegance and harmony and housing one of the most precise mechanical movements in the world. Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical is a limited series of 135 timepieces.

Price - USD 275,000.

Romain Jerome Titanic Day and Night

romain jerome titanic

2008 was a year of firsts for this relatively new brand, Romain Jerome as they introduced their own special interpretation of time in their extraordinary new creation, the Titanic DNA Day & Night. Limited to a series of nine, the world’s first watch not to display the time, however, that did not do anything to deter those with disposable incomes. The Day & Night sold out within 48 hours of its launch back then. It is composed of two tourbillions on the foundation of a differential system. The transmission of energy symbolizes the passage from one life to another, in which the daytime activities of the Tourbillon Day are relayed after twelve hours to the private sphere of the Tourbillon Night. What makes this time piece so unique is the fact that it is composed of a complex and confidential fusion of materials salvaged from the wreck of the Titanic that lies 3840 meters under the sea. 

Price – USD 300,000.

Dewitt WX-1 Incognito
 
DeWitt WX-1


The DeWitt WX-1 Incognito is inspired by a Pseudo-Victorian mechanical steampunk style, which takes on Industrial Western Civilization during the 19th century. Collaboration between DeWitt and French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte has resulted in this truly brilliant timepiece exemplifying work and craft. Intricately characterized by its expanding riveted case and flying tourbillon, which is used to counteract the force of gravity and keep the watch accurate. There are also five barrels along with a power reserve that ought to keep you covered for up to three weeks. Termed by the creators as a ‘Gothic Pirate Spaceship of a watch’ setting a new height in the steampunk genre.

Price – USD 600,000.         

Hublot
Black Caviar 
 

Hublot Black Caviar

  

Hublot and luxury are synonymous in every way. There is a watch club many of us don't know about. Informal or not, the million dollar watch club boasts esteemed watch companies who have offered watches with prices of one million dollars or more. For a watch to reach such high value, an extremely decadent portion of precious jewels must be placed on almost every millimeter of surface area on the face and case.  This Limited Edition piece is the only produce of the company. What makes it so unique besides the 18k white gold case is the abundance of diamonds embedded on the case, bezel and clasp. The watch features a unique Hub Solo T tourbillion that symbolizes the fusion between jewelry and watch making.

Price – USD 1,000,000. 

Royale Accordion Watch

Accordion Watch

 
The launch in 2010 of the timepiece Opera was the first watch with a minute repeater and tourbillon beyond all conventional standards has marked the beginning of a great adventure and has already won over the connoisseurs and collectors winning the Trophy Horlogerie in Monaco in May 2011. The case materials comprise of a Folding / Unfolding patented case in 18 carats pink or grey gold, 3 Sapphire crystals with a Moveable transparent back. The screws and axles are in 18 carats pink or grey gold. Case is 50mm in diameter protecting over 319 components.The strap is a mississipi alligator strap.The timepiece works on a MR01 Movement with over 108 hours of power reserve.By taking the name of Manufacture Royale, the company pays tribute to Voltaire who, one tends to forget, was not only a famous writer, but also a remarkable businessman. During his long stay in Ferney, close to Geneva, he created a thriving watchmaking business, destined to produce timepieces for the social elite, and which he hoped would help towards the creation of the ideal society for which the broad outlines can be found in his literary output. 

Price - USD 1.2 million 
 
                                                                                                                                                                      
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Fri, 19 Apr 2013 00:41:44 -0400 Hublot unveils the King Power FC Bayern Munich http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Hublot-unveils-the-King-Power-FC-Bayern-Munich.html Top ranked German Football Club, Bayern Munich and Luxury Brand Hublot score a partnership with their creative synergy. Together they have created the ‘King Power FC Bayern Munich’ time piece, which is on display in the club’s premises. Hublot, known for its Art of Fusion, is proud to be Bayern Munich’s partner and official timekeeper. Both are masters of their field and live to combine their art and traditional values with innovative vision. Hublot was the first Swiss prestige watch brand to embrace the sport of football, back in 2006, and has since made its mark in the world of top-class football through its collaboration with FC Bayern. The jointly developed watch is not just a crowning symbol of the staunch alliance; it is also an expression of the close friendship between the two greats on the playing field.


Chairman of Hublot, Jean - Claude Biver unveiled the luxury watch in the presence of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Executive Board Member of FCB) and professional footballers such as Ribery, Boateng, Van Buyten, Luiz Gustavo, Shaqiri and Pizarro.
 
 
The titanium chronograph is a limited edition collection of 200 pieces. It features a 45 minute display catering to the world class football norms of timekeeping. Running through a diameter of 48 mm with a vertical satin finish, the King Power has the Bayern Munich logo positioned at 3 o’clock. The bezel is overmolded with black rubber and has six "H”-shaped titanium screws coated with black PVD. Hublot’s skeletonized Caliber HUB4245, visible through the dial, beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz) and has a power reserve of 42 hours. Crystal Sapphire treatment is visible on the inside as well as the outside. The ruthenium-coated indices are  treated with white Super-LumiNova, and the brushed black nickel-coated hands have red Super-LumiNova. The date is in a window at 4 o’clock. Water resistance up to 100 meters . 
 
 
The King Power is a genuine reflection of the passion and enthusiasm for the sport.
 
 
The King Power FCB is priced at a staggering USD 22,900.
 
 
Hublot King Power FC Bayern Munich Watch
 
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Fri, 19 Apr 2013 00:53:20 -0400 Carol Shelby & David Yurman's Ultimate Muscle Watch http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Carol-Shelby-And-David-Yurmans-Ultimate-Muscle-Watch.html
One can recognise a Shelby from its muscularity and fine lines, not to forget the aggression in the engine. The Shelby 1000 fulfills the traditional criteria the company has for all its automobiles, with an acceleration of 200 mph.

The 1000 inspired David Yurman to create a limited edition timepiece. The dial measures a healthy 43.5 mm stainless steel case, driven by a Swiss Automatic Chronograph Valjoux 7753 movement. The watch has a tachymeter engraved on its bezel with the case back displaying the Carrol Shelby signature.

The Shelby 1000 is produced in Limited Edition of 150 Numbered Pieces at a retail price of USD 8,600.
 
 
1965 Shelby Cobra
 
 
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Fri, 19 Apr 2013 00:47:44 -0400 Richard Mille is Official Timekeeper of the Perini Navi Cup http://www.wearyourlifestyle.com/blog-Richard-Mille-is-Official-Timekeeper-of-the--Perini-Navi-Cup-.html The Perini Navi Cup is one of the finest regattas in the world,  dedicated exclusively to Perini yachts that compete for a few intense days to challenge each other in the Mediterranean Sea. After the first edition in 2004, Perini Navi Cups have been held in 2006,  2009 and 2011, in the beautiful waters of Porto Cervo in Sardinia. Hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, the event offers owners of these spectacular yachts a first-class racing series in adventurous waters that combines a healthy air of competition with a full social affair ashore. Exclusive watch maker Richard Mille is the official timekeeper for this regatta. 
 
Perini Navi Cup
 
The four-day event in Porto Cervo attracts a fleet of sailing enthusiasts racing on challenging courses of up to 40 nautical miles around the islands of the Maddalena Archipelago. Perini and the YCCS are famous for their lavish social soirees', as they play hosts to all the participants. The 2011 event saw 13 Perini Navi yachts gather in Porto Cervo, with the 88m Maltese Falcon winning her third consecutive title. The triple-masted superyacht was closely followed by Parsifall III and Panthalassa.

Perini Navi Cup

Three days of racing off the dramatic Sardinian coast, plus the chance to meet other Perini owners, gives the Perini Navi Cup a more seductive appeal for yacht owners and guests eligible for this exclusive regatta.

The Perini Navi Cup yacht race 2011

  
Perini Navi Cup

It’s a super rich man’s playground, and to cater to this elite regatta, Swiss watch maker Richard Mille created Richard Mille RM015, the Perini Navi Cup watch. The shape of the crown and case outlines and many other intricate details are inspired by elements found on the superb ocean going vessels designed by Perini Navi.

Richard Mille RM 015

In particular, the RM 015 Perini Navi Cup draws its inspiration closely from the most exceptional Perini Navi creation, the Maltese Falcon. The 88 metre clipper Maltese Falcon is the largest sailing yacht in the world and with a stiff breeze behind her, Maltese Falcon’s immense DynaRig system powers her to record shattering speeds.The decks, hull shape, windlass, pulleys, screws and various marine details of this remarkable sailing ship are reflected in numerous structures of the watch.

Richard Mille RM 015

Perini Navi Cup has a tonneau-shaped 18kt gold or white gold case with a suitably impressive 48mm length x 39.3mm width x 13.84mm thickness, this is a watch to flaunt and be noticed.  The caseback being transparent allows one to view the manual winding tourbillion movement.  
The case is held together by eight titanium screws, enabling more control and agility of the torque. The watch has a skeletonised dial with white Arabic numerals, tourque indicator at 3 o’clock, function selector between 4 and 5 o’clock, 23 jewel calibre RM015 manual-winding tourbillon movement, a 75 hour power reserve indicator between 1 and 2 o’clock, and is water resistant to 50 metres. Priced at USD 400,000.


 

  
          
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