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i_3203_1ARNOLD & SON

Instrument Collection DSTB

Arnold & Son celebrates its 250 years of history by offering an exceptional model honouring both its British origins and the traditions upheld by the field of Swiss Haute Horlogerie, of which it is one of the finest ambassadors. In tribute to its founding father John Arnold, who together with his son produced the first marine chronometers to be offered in substantial quantities and at reasonable prices, the Instrument Collection DSTB beats to the tune of a new manufacture movement featuring one of the complications most closely associated with the House: deadbeat seconds. In keeping with the original spirit of innovation, the calibre enables this fascinating mechanism to be admired on the dial side through a construction that is unique in the world. Not only does the deadbeat seconds hand perform one-second jumps for all to see, but the three gilt bridges, wheels and yoke are also clearly visible. In a nod to marine chronographers, the latter is shaped like an anchor. Adding the ultimate touch of refinement to this exceptional creation, an extremely elegant lacquered white subdial displays the hours and minutes at 4 o’clock and uses clever layering to create striking 3D effects. 50-piece limited edition.
Movement
Exclusive mechanical automatic A&S6003 calibre, 32 jewels, 28,800 vib/h, hand-chamfered bridges and yoke, radiating Côtes de Genève and circular graining, skeletonised oscillating weight, blued screws, 50- hour power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes, deadbeat seconds
Case
18K red gold, 43.5 mm Cambered sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides Sapphire back Water-resistant to 30 metres (3 bar / 100 ft)
Dial
Grey Blued hands
Bracelet/strap
Hand-sewn alligator leather

i_3229_1TISSOT

Tissot Vintage

Tissot is one of the foremost names for gold watches, a distinction illustrated by the Tissot Vintage line of luxurious timepieces crafted from this precious metal, with versions for him and for her. Women will fall for deliciously vintage, irresistibly glamorous details such as the touches of gold that illuminate a dial in mother-of-pearl. Men will appreciate the clean, pure lines of a watch that will become a family heirloom; an object they can pass down to their son and generations to come. The mechanical version is driven by the Powermatic 80 automatic calibre whose exceptional performance extends to an 80-hour power reserve. The dial is finished with a subtle guilloché pattern and Roman numerals, striking the ideal note between a vintage aesthetic and the revolutionary mechanics inside.
Movement
Mechanical automatic Powermatic 80 or quartz
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Case
18K pink gold or yellow gold Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal Mineral glass back for the automatic versions Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 m / 100 ft)
Dial
Guilloché (men’s automatic version) Roman numerals (men’s automatic version) or baton markers (men’s quartz version) Guilloché mother-of-pearl (women’s version)
Bracelet/strap
Leather with butterfly pusher clasp

i_3230_1VOUTILAINEN

Voutilainen GMR

As befits such a virtuoso of complicated timepieces, this new watch by Kari Voutilainen incorporates a second time zone with 24-hour indicator and a retrograde power-reserve indicator. As always, the movement is developed and hand-crafted from start to finish inside the master watchmaker’s workshops, in the peace and tranquillity of the Swiss village of Môtiers. Fashioned from maillechort, this top-flight mechanical movement comprises no fewer than 250 parts and 28 jewels. An ingenious mechanism allows the second time zone to be adjusted by the crown, jumping one hour at each push, rather than turning freely, thus maintaining absolute precision with local time. The movement’s traditional finishes of Côtes de Genève and hand-chamfering can be admired through the sapphire crystal back, while the dial exudes refined elegance. The GMT indication at 6 o’clock embraces the small seconds, mirrored by the retrograde power-reserve indicator at 12 o’clock. 12-piece limited series.
Movement
Hand-wound Voutilainen calibre in rhodium-plated maillechort, 250 parts, 28 jewels, Côtes de Genève and hand-chamfering finishes
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, 24-hour GMT, power-reserve indicator
Case
18K white gold, 18K red gold or platinum, 39 mm Anti-reflective sapphire crystal, front and back
Dial
Solid silver, dark green Roman numerals Second time zone and small seconds at 6 o’clock Retrograde power-reserve indicator at 12 o’clock Hand-guilloché in the Voutilainen workshops
Bracelet/strap
Hand-stitched crocodile with Voutilainen buckle

i_3207_1BURBERRY

The Britain Icon Check for Women

The iconic “Check” motif lining Burberry trench coats finds a new gold and diamond interpretation designed by Christopher Bailey, Chief Creative Officer and CEO of the British brand. A model made exclusively to order, The Britain Icon Check for Women reproduces this motif in a precious woven pattern hand-set on a mother-of-pearl dial. The diamonds magnify this design created in the 1920s, accentuated by the stones incrusted in double rows on the bezel. Entirely crafted in Switzerland, this exceptional model also embodies traditional watchmaking expertise with the brand-new automatic STP3-13 swan’s neck movement beating at its heart.
Movement
Mechanical automatic STP3-13 swan’s neck calibre, 26 jewels, 28,800 vib/h, bridges adorned with “Check” motif, 44-hour power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds
Case
Polished and brushed 18K pink gold, 38 mm Bezel set with 124 diamonds (0.868 cts) Scratch-resistant anti-reflective sapphire crystal Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar / 165 ft)
Dial
Storm grey mother-of-pearl set with 245 diamonds (1.163 cts)
Bracelet/strap
Storm grey alligator leather with folding clasp
Other versions

i_3195_1ALPINA

Startimer Pilot Chronograph Grande Date

Well accustomed to the art of developing high-performance professional aviation watches, Alpina is enriching its emblematic Startimer Pilot collection with a new chronograph featuring a large date display. Its black dial is inspired by the 1970s Alpina aviator watches, displaying impeccable legibility thanks to the contrasting effect created by the silver-toned counters. While the hour and minute hands are enhanced with white Superluminova, the chronograph seconds hands bears the classic Alpina signature: a red triangle at its base. The sturdy steel case houses the high-precision AL-372 quartz movement serving to power all the chronographs in the Startimer Pilot line. The technical khaki green strap is entirely in tune with the spirit of the watch and this model is also available with a metal bracelet.
Movement
Quartz Al-372 calibre, 13 jewels, 48-month battery life
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, large date
Case
Stainless steel 44 mm Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides Engraved back Water-resistant to 100 metres (10 bar / 330 ft)
Dial
Black with silver-toned counters Hands enhanced with white Superluminova Large date at 6 o’clock
Bracelet/strap
Khaki green leather or steel
Other versions
AL-280 quartz movement with hours, minutes, seconds and large date functions

i_3231_1PIERRE DEROCHE

TNT Royal Retro GMT ½ Hour

Pierre DeRoche enriches its TNT Royal Retro with a GMT display adjustable to the nearest half hour not via a corrector, but instead using the crown. An extremely rare phenomenon! To avoid any loss of precision during adjustments, the GMT hours and minutes hands advance in 30-minute increments to guarantee exact half hours, without the movement stopping. A third indicator appears on the white part of the subdial if it is daytime in the zone of the second time zone; or in the black section if it is night-time. Meanwhile, the TNT Royal Retro signature retrograde seconds hands pursue their fascinating path. To spice up the overall effect, two of the six original hands vanish in the lower section of the dial to provide space for the GMT indicator. 201-piece limited series.
Movement
Mechanical automatic exclusive Dubois Dépraz calibre, 48 jewels. Decorated and engraved oscillating weight. Chamfered and satin-finish four retrograde seconds bridges and central bridge. Hand-fitting affixed by a transversal pin. 4 retrograde seconds hands on gears, strip-spring return.
Functions
Hours, minutes seconds with retrograde function in four 10-second sectors. Moving retrograde hand indicator. Date and GMT adjustable in half-hour increments.
Case
Titanium container with black PVD treatment, 47.5 mm Steel bezel, lugs, crown guard and crown Sapphire crystal front and back with anti-reflective treatment on both sides Water-resistant to 100 metres (10 bar / 330 ft)
Bracelet/strap
Alligator leather

i_3196_1ARTYA

Son of a Gun Russian Roulette Glasnost G1

ArtyA takes its Son of a Gun concept to a whole new level: transparency. Serving as a sobering reminder that our time on earth is short, two genuine Flobert 6 mm bullets are fitted to the side of the case, right against the wrist. Suspended and motionless, as if neutralised in mid-air, they are inoffensive even though they have not been fired. The longstanding dream of designer Yvan Arpa has now come true thanks to a new technology: itr²®, standing for Innovation, Technical, Resin and Revolutionary. This composite material charged with carbon nanotubes is four times lighter than titanium. Transparency is in fact an integral of the entire design of the Glasnost G1, since its movement is entirely skeletonised to allow light to shine through its gear wheels, visible through both the sapphire case-back and the iconic dial structured like the barrel of a revolver. Spinning with each move of the wrist, the latter houses a real bullet evoking the fact that life is a game of Russian roulette.
Movement
Mechanical hand-wound, entirely skeletonised, 42-hour power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes
Case
itr²® with two authentic suspended Flobert 6 mm bullets itr²® caseback
Dial
Shaped like a revolver barrel Cartridge rotating with the dial
Bracelet/strap
Alligator leather

i_3232_1EPOS

Emotion 3390 24H

Epos presents an exclusive development, produced entirely in-house from an ETA 2892 movement. The new 3390 24H watch is the irreplaceable companion for each of the 24 hours in a day, which it counts one by one on its dial. The day/night indication takes poetic form as the dial is divided into two sections: a silvered upper part for day and for night-time a starry sky against an anthracite grey background. Time told over 24 hours takes on a romantic dimension and can also be read at a glance. This delightful composition is contained in an elegant 41 mm case.
Movement
Mechanical automatic, 24-hour module developed by Epos on an ETA 2892 base
Functions
Hours with 24-hour day/night indication, minutes, seconds, date
Case
Steel or steel with yellow gold PVD treatment, 41 mm Fluted crown Sapphire crystal Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar / 165 ft)
Dial
Silvered and anthracite grey Luminescent applied hour-markers and Roman numerals In the “night” section, constellation of Cancer symbolising the watch’s affordable price, Aquarius for its reliability and Gemini for craftsmanship Date window at 6 o’clock
Bracelet/strap
Leather or steel
Other versions
Steel case with anthracite grey dial Luminescent applied hour-markers Proposed in other colours

i_3233_1LOUIS ERARD

Excellence Regulator

More than ever faithful to its philosophy of offering fine watchmaking at affordable prices, the independent brand from Le Noirmont is offering a new version of its regulator this year. This emblematic model from its collection embodies a perfect blend of traditional and modern elements. The heritage of historical precision instruments appears on the hour subdial at 12 o’clock, bearing finely traced Roman numerals. It is also manifested in the Côtes de Genève motif adorning the dial base as well as the three blued hands. Meanwhile, the contemporary touch is expressed through the highly graphic design of the seconds subdial. Like that of the hours, it is connected to the inner bezel ring by a transversal bar fitted with two secures. The overall vertical and transversal architecture is perfectly symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing.
Movement
Mechanical automatic regulator-type Sellita SW 200 calibre with Dubois Dépraz calibre
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Case
Stainless steel, 42 mm Sapphire crystal Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar / 165 ft)
Dial
Black or white with Côtes de Genève motif Hour hand at 12 o’clock, central minute hand, small seconds at 6 o’clock Date window at 3 o’clock
Bracelet/strap
Black leather with steel folding clasp
Other versions
Mechanical automatic ETA 7753 calibre, steel case, black or silver-toned dial with Roman numerals and Côtes de Genève motif.

i_3234_1NOBEL

Nobel Master

The classic lines of the Nobel Master harbour a wealth of cleverly orchestrated details. The dial centre features graphic decorations creating an elegant contrast with the rounded rim graced with spark-ling diamonds set around the hour-markers. A dial opening at 12 o’clock provides a glimpse of the automatic movement that can be viewed in full through the sapphire caseback, where this fine mechanism reveals all its beauty and its secrets as it marks off time in a manner imbued with masculine sophistication. The steel case of this refined watch is topped by a yellow gold-toned bezel, while a leather strap sets a handsome finishing touch.
Movement
Mechanical automatic ETA 2824 calibre, 25 jewels
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds
Case
316L steel, 41 mm Gold-toned bezel Sapphire crystal and back Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar / 165 ft)
Dial
Black with 12 o’clock opening 12 diamonds set around the outside of the hour-markers
Bracelet/strap
Black leather