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i_3250_1HUBLOT

Big Bang Broderie

Always true to its principle of fusion, Hublot connects traditional handcrafting with twenty-first-century technology, and takes us on a tour of Swiss savoir-faire, beginning with St. Gallen embroidery. A reference in this age-old art, Bischoff supplies the leading couture houses and luxury lingerie firms. Working with Hublot, Bischoff imagined an exclusive embroidered motif that could fuse with the iconic Big Bang design: a skull on the dial, studded with 11 diamonds, that will appeal to her rebellious side, then flowing arabesques on the bezel and strap. Once embroidered on tulle, they travel from St. Gallen to the Swiss Jura, where they are moulded in carbon fibre, using an exclusive, specially developed process, in order to accentuate the texture. The components are then assembled at the Hublot manufacture in Nyon, where the watch is brought to life by the HUB1110 automatic movement. Each rendition is proposed as a 200-piece limited series.
Movement
HUB1110 automatic calibre, approximately 42-hour power reserve
Case
18K yellow gold, steel or black PVD steel set with 198 white or black diamonds (1.12 cts), 41 mm Carbon fibre bezel with gold, silver or black embroidery Anti-reflective sapphire crystal Water-resistant to 100 metres (10 bar/330 ft)
Dial
Carbon fibre and gold, silver or black embroidery 11 white or black diamonds (0.2 ct)
Bracelet/strap
Black rubber with gold, silver or black embroidery on silk, folding clasp

i_3272_1FREDERIQUE CONSTANT

The Swiss Horological Smartwatch

Frédérique Constant revolutionises time by putting Silicon Valley innovation and traditional Swiss watchmaking together, on the wrist. Powered by the MotionX patented sensor-fusion engine, The Swiss Horological Smartwatch retains the beauty of a classic watch display with hands, all the while communicating with iOS and Android applications to display information on physical activity and sleep, in real time, on the watch’s dial. No need to recharge the watch, which has an autonomy of more than two years. Thanks to automatic synchronisation with Android and Apple smartphone apps, statistics are shown on the phone screen as precise, easy-to-read graphics. The wearer can then use this information to set goals for positive behavioural changes and benefit from intelligent coaching.
Movement
Quartz, FC-285 calibre, autonomy of over 2 years
Functions
Hours, minutes, date, MotionX®-365 activity tracker, Sleeptracker® sleep monitor, sleep cycle alarms, adaptive coaching, MotionX® cloud backup and restore
Case
Polished, pink gold-plated steel, 42 mm Functions operated by the crown Convex sapphire crystal Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar / 165 ft)
Dial
Silvered
Bracelet/strap
Brown leather with folding clasp

i_3244_1MB & F

HM3 MegaWind Final Edition

The HM3 MegaWind Final Edition by MB&F achieves the ultimate contrast: that of light and dark. The dark surfaces of the case in black PVD-treated 18K gold and the rotor in blackened 22K gold and titanium are accented with the green light of Super-LumiNova. In pitch black, the constant glow from the hour and minute displays on two three-dimensional cones contrasts with the stroboscopic flashes produced by the oversized “battle axe” rotor as it swings back and forth above a luminescent strip on the surface of the inverted movement. MB&F has introduced yet another technical revolution to this already complex architecture in the form of Super-LumiNova GL C3 Grade A, the purest and brightest luminescent substance that is distinguished by its unique green colour. 25-piece limited series.
Movement
Three-dimensional mechanical automatic, designed by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht/Agenhor, Sowind oscillator and gear train, 36 jewels, 270 parts, 28,800 vib/h, hour and minute indications transmitted by ceramic bearings
Functions
Hours coated with Super-LumiNova C3 (left cone), minutes coated with Super-LumiNova C3 (right cone)
Case
18K white gold and titanium with black PVD treatment, 47 x 50 x 17 mm Domes, front and back sapphire crystals all with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Bracelet/strap
Alligator with folding clasp

i_3267_1EBEL

Ebel Wave Lady

Marilyn knew it: diamonds are a girl’s best friend. These precious stones now bring their endless power of seduction to a breathtaking jewellery watch, by Ebel. Set in delicate gold waves that flow across a mother-of-pearl dial, diamonds captivate as much as they sparkle. A jewel in the Wave collection, this new timepiece prolongs the waves formed by the bracelet’s distinctive links to bring sophisticated glamour to the wrist. It glows with the shimmer of diamonds and mother-of-pearl on the dial, and with the incandescence of gold on the case, to make each moment as precious and eternal as diamonds.
Movement
Quartz, Ronda 773
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds
Case
Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold, brushed and polished, 30 mm Anti-reflective sapphire crystal Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar / 165 ft)
Dial
Mother-of-pearl with diamond-set waves (0.198 ct) Domed, diamond-polished, yellow gold-plated hands Flat, diamond-polished, yellow gold-plated seconds hand
Bracelet/strap
Brushed stainless steel with polished, yellow gold PVD-treated waves Ebel folding clasp

i_3271_1FRANC VILA

FVn N° 3 Inacessible Tourbillon Répétition Minutes

Franc Vila unites two major complications of the watchmaking art to compose a truly unique musical score. A symbol of precision, the tourbillon rubs shoulders with the tuneful poetry of a masterfully orchestrated minute-repeater mechanism. Setting the stage for this fascinating mechanical symphony, Franc Vila has entirely skeleton-worked its FVn N°3 calibre, visible both through the sapphire crystal caseback and on the display side. This airy construction creates striking 3D effects that are accentuated by the flying tourbillon that appears to be suspended in its carriage at 6 o’clock. The pink gold case houses a secret, since its rotating bezel serves to wind the minute-repeater without disturbing the overall aesthetic balance, as the traditional slide would have done. Innovative right the way through to the final details, this one-of-a-kind creation represents the ever first tourbillon and minute-repeater that is water-resistant to 100 metres.
Movement
Mechanical hand-wound Manufacture FV N°3 calibre, 315 parts, 29 jewels, 21,600 vib/h, flying tourbillon with minute-repeater, 90-hour power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes, minute-repeater
Case
18K pink gold, circular bezel and “Esprit Unique” ellipse Anti-reflective sapphire crystal, front and back Water-resistant to 100 metres (10 bar / 330 ft)
Bracelet/strap
Crocodile leather with pin buckle

i_3254_1CARAN D’ACHE

Limited Edition Crystal

When two Manufactures, both devoted to excellence, combine their unique skills, their creativity gives form to three fine writing instruments, proposed as limited editions: Crystal. This encounter began with a droplet, or rather the famed Coutard design which René Lalique imagined in 1935. On the body of a pen crafted from white gold, black ceramic or white ceramic, Caran d’Ache has reproduced this iconic spray of water to bring forth the magic of exceptional objects, made entirely inside its workshops, in Geneva. On ceramic, these droplets spell out a pattern in relief, magnificently orchestrated by talented artisans. And when Crystal drapes itself in white gold, no fewer than 341 diamonds (3 carats) illuminate with their absolute purity the shower of drops along the writing instrument. This unique objet d’art is accompanied by an inkwell in satin crystal, especially created by Lalique. The renowned glassmaker’s signature completes this opus with a crystal cabochon that crowns each pen.
Description
Black Edition: Black ceramic Limited series of 999 fountain pens and 999 roller pens White Edition: White ceramic, solitaire diamond on the clip Limited series of 999 fountain pens and 999 roller pens Crystal & Diamonds Edition: White gold 341 diamonds (3 carats) Delivered with a Lalique crystal inkwell Limited series of 18 fountain pens

i_3252_1ORIS

Oris Thelonious Monk Limited Edition

Oris presents the latest timepiece in a collection that pays tribute to jazz legends. Produced as a 1,000-piece limited series, the Thelonious Monk celebrates the unique talent of one of the greatest ever American jazz pianists and composers. Monk was known for his avant-garde style and dissonant harmonies. In a clever reference to his distinctive technique, the smoke blue sunburst dial features 11 graduations between 10 and 12 o’clock. The hour-markers take the form of small polished dots. The back of the case is engraved with the “Round Minute” pianist’s favourite quip, “MONK ALWAYS KNOW”. He liked to share this play on words – “Monk” is “Know” backwards – with audiences by turning around the ring he wore and which had been custom-engraved with his name.
Movement
Mechanical automatic, Oris 733 calibre on an SW200 base
Functions
Hours, minutes
Case
Polished stainless steel, 40 mm Engraved and numbered back Domed sapphire crystal front and back with anti-reflective coating on the inside Water-resistant to 30 metres (3 bar/100 ft)
Dial
Smoke blue sunburst
Bracelet/strap
Black leather with steel folding clasp

i_3255_1MAURON MUSY

Black Steel Armure

Unafraid to shake up ideas, Eric Mauron and Christophe Musy have put their name to a new adventure in alternative watchmaking for the twenty-first century, with a patented system for gasket-free water-resistance. Anti-establishment rebels with a cause, the pair have rid the case of the gaskets and adhesives that a conventional system relies on, to guarantee water-resistance in its most noble form. Echoing its unique concept – a flawless match of design and functionality – this watch further asserts its groundbreaking personality with an elaborate architecture of powerful, sleek lines. This expertly crafted, avant-garde exterior houses a COSC-certified automatic movement; proof of the brand’s dedication to the finest horological mechanics.
Movement
Mechanical automatic, COSC-certified Eterna 3909A calibre, 30 jewels, 28,800 vib/h, engraved oscillating weight, 68-hour power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Case
Gasket-free case ensuring static water-resistance, stainless steel with black DLC, 43 mm Gasket-free crown ensuring dynamic water-resistance Domed, anti-reflective sapphire crystal and sapphire back Water-resistant to 100 metres (10 bar/330 ft)
Dial
Mat black Microblasted ruthenium hands coated with black Superluminova
Bracelet/strap
Rubber with folding clasp

i_3249_1GROVANA

Grande Date

Grovana presents a pure, restrained design distinguished by its elegant simplicity, setting the stage for a large date at 12 o’clock and small seconds at 6 o’clock. These two perfectly readable and useful functions stand out against the silver-toned dial enhanced with delicate raised motifs. The facetted hands and hour-markers create a subtle contrast with their golden garments, echoed by the case with its remarkably pure lines. A calfskin leather strap sets the perfect classic finishing touch to this composition that is equally at ease in daily life as on special occasions. A faithful companion that will appeal to men in touch with their times.
Movement
Quartz, Ronda 7004.B calibre
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Case
316L stainless steel or gold-plated steel, 43 mm Sapphire crystal Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar/165 ft)
Dial
Silver-toned or black Large date at 12 o’clock Small seconds at 6 o’clock Facetted gilt hands and hour-markers
Bracelet/strap
Chestnut brown calfskin