A tribute to the fascinating dance of the stars, the Cat’s Eye Annual and Zodiac Calendars presents an attractive version of time passing by. In the heart of this watch made of mother-of-pearl, gold and diamonds, a movement crafted by Girard-Perregaux allows to unite civil time, the lunar cycle and the zodiac cycle.
Often, it is a new face that ushers in new times. That was the case after the rift in Europe had healed and the LANGE 1 paved the way for the comeback of A. Lange & Söhne. Fifteen years ago, it enriched the realm of horology with a fundamentally new concept and unprecedented technical finesse. As a design icon, it has long conquered its place at the pinnacle of timelessness.
A pharaonic world premiere Super watch: SHABAKA
JEAN DUNAND Pièces Uniques present a memorable feat of microengineering complexity in its 2009 super watch: the breathtaking combination of a minute-repeater on cathedral gongs plus an instantaneous perpetual calendar with a unique display of the dates, phases of the moon and leap-year cycle, as well as an ingenious state-of-wind indicator.
How many enthusiasts of expensive watches are also fans of Frank Sinatra? Worldwide certainly more than 250. Yet a real rarity has been dedicated to the great entertainer of the golden age of entertainment: the limited edition Oris Frank Sinatra Worldtimer. Individually numbered, certified as a chronometer, and with a special Sinatra engraving on the case back.
In the late 1950s, having established its mastery of the skies, Breitling set off to conquer the maritime depths by launching the Superocean, a professional diver's watch that also gained a following among the first leisure diving enthusiasts. Ever since, successive generations of Superocean models have continued to excel on a technical level, boasting water resistance to depths of 500, 1500 and even 2000 meters.
Complex art of traditional mechanical watch making Ulysee Nardin Genghis Khan Haute Joaillerie
Ulysse Nardin has blended the complex art of traditional mechanical watch making and the outstanding art of Haute Joaillerie into one extraordinary timepiece – The Genghis Khan Haute Joaillerie. Each diamond is brilliantly cut by a highly-skilled precious stone cutter and integrated into the detailed case, adding expert craftsmanship to a remarkably innovative timepiece.
Through its contemporary vision of high-end, mechanical watchmaking, Perrelet demonstrates its know-how yet again by offering a remarkable Perpetual Calendar in 18ct pink gold. The imposing 43.5mm case is notable for the elegance of its dynamic design, whose quality of finish extends equally to the embellishment of the movement.
It All Comes Down to the Minute The new Chronoscope CM by Chronoswiss
Gerd-Rüdiger Lang, given the title—with equal measures of reverence and affection—of Mr. Chronograph by many, has always been one to speak plainly, never silent on the subject of who was and is involved in his ticking treasures and what they do. In fact, the trained master watchmaker tends to call a spade a spade.
The Junghans Meister collection stands for expertise - the production of mechanical wristwatches - and the history of the Junghans company. The following watch from this collection is presented: Attaché Chronoscope. The diameter of the new model measures a generous 41.5 mm. The harmonious dial design is similar to the Attaché models Agenda, Kalender and Gangreserve.
Reminiscent of the original fusion between rubber and gold of the first Hublot watches, its current lines, with a design pushed to the extreme, reflect the fusion between power and elegance. Traditional and avant-gardist, combining on its dial additional elements and cut-outs, the King Power also owes its name to the red gold from which it is made – a new alloy developed for Hublot and used by the brand for the first time. Redder, tougher and more intense.
Revolutionary astronomical timepiece Ulysse Nardin Presents: Moonstruck.
Seventeen years after the completion of the historical astronomical "Trilogy of Time" Ulysse Nardin has developed another revolutionary astronomical timepiece with the distinct DNA of Dr. Ludwig Oechslin. Dr. Ludwig Oechslin’s concept focused on the system of Sun, Earth and Moon, concentrating on the scientifically accurate depiction of the moon phase, and the global influence of lunar and solar gravitation, resulting in the ebb and flow of the tides.
Two new Oversea models This summer the Vacheron Constantin Overseas is dressed in grey
The Geneva-based manufacture Vacheron Constantin is presenting two new Overseas models this year: an Automatic and an Automatic Chronograph. It has opted for sophisticated and trendy grey, giving full scope to this popular colour with a slate grey dial, mouse grey strap, anthracite grey titanium bezel, and steel grey case. An exclusive and elegant combination of tones that suffers no rivalry from any other colour.
Ready for a long flight Senator Navigator Perpetual Calendar
Just in time for Baselworld 2009, Glashütte Original presents the next model in its successful line of pilot’s watches: the Senator Navigator Perpetual Calendar. This high-flying timepiece soars with a robust 44 mm stainless steel case in typical pilot’s watch look, sporting a traditional matt black dial with large Arabic numerals and line markers for the minute and second displays as well as blued hour and minute hands.
Great events proclaim their coming in advance—after the spectacular announcement at Baselworld 2008 that Chronoswiss would be manufacturing its own movements within two years, 2009 sees Gerd-Rüdiger Lang already making his promise a reality. The brand is well on its way—you could say one “jump” ahead of the game—to becoming a manufacture. The Sauterelle is Chronoswiss’s first model with an in-house manufacture caliber—“Made in Germany.”
The world of aviation, with its technical fascination and wealth of adventurous heroes, has always been a source of passion prompting the dreams of mankind. A host of indus¬trial sectors find their roots and their direction for develop¬ment in this field, thanks especially to the constant progress made in aeronautics. Collaboration with watchmaking companies in the area of instruments for measuring was quite vital in the old days.