It takes a lot to surprise followers of MB&F, but the latest version of Horological Machine No2, with a case created by French artist watch designer Alain Silberstein, may well do it. Alain Silberstein is widely known for his bold use of colour and pattern – and one might have expected the adventurous Maximilian Büsser to push that tendency to the limit.
Alarm water-resistant to 300 m BREGUET: Marine Royale Alarm Watch
Breguet’s Marine collection draws its inspiration from the original designs created by Breguet himself for the French Royal Navy after his 1815 appointment as Horologist to the French Navy. Sturdy in design, Breguet Marine watches have for decades been reputed for their dependable performances. In 2004 Breguet launched a new interpretation of this product line, featuring a markedly more contemporary and sporty but ever elegant design.
Milestone mechanical marvels BREITLING CHRONO-MATIC QP & 1461
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launch of the first selfwinding chronograph movement, Breitling is introducing two limited editions of its Chrono-Matic model, featuring a look inspired by the 1969 original and equipped with precious leap-year or perpetual calendars.
MUNICHTIME NEWS Strasser & Rohde Regulator - A tribute to watchmaking excellence
In watchmaking tradition, “regulator” watches were special pendulum clocks, used by watchmakers in their workshops to set the exact time and therefore to test the precision of smaller watches. They were also used in science whenever extremely precise time indicators were needed, like in the field of astronomy.
Collection Excellence Platine Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine pocket watch
Preserving the best from each era and consistently capturing the signs of the times: such is the infinitely delicate responsibility of the designers, master-watchmakers, engineers and artisans of Vacheron Constantin, as they shape creations destined to generate emotions as enduring as those aroused by the discovery of the first pocket watch made by Jean-Marc Vacheron and dated circa 1755.
Case made of Tantalum The new F.P.Journe Precision Chronometer
Last F.P.Journe creation, the CHRONOMETRE BLEU proposes a new approach of high precision, with perfect chronometric virtues. The CHRONOMETRE BLEU is innovative with its 39 mm case made for the first time of Tantalum, a rare dark grey metal with blue overtones. Tantalum is a wonderful metal but rarely used in watchmaking as it is hard and very difficult to manipulate, due to its very high fusion temperature of 3800° and a density of 16.6. Tantalum is also precious as it is highly resistant to corrosion and wear.
They said it couldn’t be done… Mechanical movement of the third millennium: The TAG Heuer MONACO V4
The first advanced integrated mechanical movement of the third millennium — and probably the 21st century’s first major contribution to watchmaking innovation — the TAG Heuer Monaco V4 represents a complete break with tradition and the audacious next step in mechanical movement engineering.
125th anniversary The first chronograph in space: BREITLING COSMONAUTE LIMITED EDITION
1962. The space race was well under way. Already a supplier to civilian and military aviation, Breitling naturally took a keen interest in this new human adventure. Based on the Navitimer chronograph, the brand’s technicians developed the Cosmonaute, a space-going version of this instrument indicating the daily 24 hours in a single sweep of the dial.
RADO CERAMICA CHRONOGRAPH COLOR A legend watch
Technicality of forms. Precise timekeeping. Strikingly contemporaneous, the Ceramica Chronograph Color from Rado is appealing in its pure simplicity. Modernity subtly underscored with a touch of color, to draw more than a fleeting glance. A graphic and linear watch. An icon since 1989. Case and pushpieces that hardly project, dial, sapphire crystal and polished fine-link bracelet all come
together, blending as one to form a perfectly integrated continuity.
With the challenges that face our planet, the world needs men like the environmental adventurer David de Rothschild – and companies like IWC Schaffhausen, whose active contribution to environmental protection is based on a firm belief in this cause. IWC is supporting the Plastiki Expedition of David de Rothschild and his organisation Adventure Ecology.
The platinum Limited Edition The Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
The first manned lunar landing on the 20th of July, 1969 was the greatest, most dramatic scientific achievement in human history. Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon’s surface at 02:56 GMT on the 21st of July. Nineteen minutes later he was joined by Buzz Aldrin, who was wearing his Omega Speedmaster and a legend was born.
A horological work of art Chapter One Round by Maîtres du Temps
Maîtres du Temps presents Chapter One Round, featuring a bold, architecturally-inspired round case housing Chapter One's groundbreaking combination of complications. The interplay of the multi-level concentric circles of the case and dial entices the viewer's eye inward to the majestic amphitheater of the indication-rich dial. There, attention might first alight either on the kinetic ballet of the sublimely finished tourbillon or on the eye-catching red of the counterpoised chronograph second hand, both in contrast to the backdrop of the dial’s dark brushed-satin finish. However, it isn't long before the clear legibility of layout impresses with its elegant and functional design.
Elegance in Reddish Brown IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Boesch
Around 3,700 craft have been launched since 1920 by Boesch, the boatyard located on Lake Zurich. All made of wood. The reddishbrown, highly polished mahogany is the mark of their exclusive craftsmanship. A special edition of the Aquatimer Chronograph shows reverence to the boat builders.
Aviation-oriented BREITLING RAVEN SPECIAL EDITION
Breitling has designed a special series of its Airwolf and Skyracer chronographs, two instruments identifiable by their rubber-molded pushpieces and bezel. Evocatively code-named “Raven”, the resulting timepieces feature a resolutely high-tech black and steel look. Both models – one electronic and the other mechanical – boast peerless functionality.
A true classic can also be recognized from its large number of admirers. By popular request: the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Edition Kurt Klaus – in red gold 5N with a black dial. For more than twenty years, the Da Vinci in a round case with the perpetual calendar developed by Kurt Klaus was the iconic IWC watch. The Da Vinci made its debut as a chronograph in conjunction with the transition to the distinctive tonneau shaped case.