Showcase vol.18

Showcase vol.18

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Breitling

Bentley Supersports Chronograph

Breitling lines up on the starting grid a limited series of the Bentley Supersports chronograph with a ‘dashboard- style’ dial enlivened by blue, orange or whiteringed counters and inner bezels. Clearly built for outstanding feats and performances, this exceptional watch is a fresh tribute to the Bentley Continental Supersports, the fastest and most powerful car made by the British manufacturer and holder of the world ice speed record. A superchronograph for a Supercar. Inside its sporty, sturdy and elegant chassis, the Bentley Supersports limited series houses a self-winding chronograph movement chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute). It is equipped with an original and extremely practical central-hand 60-minute counter. The rotating bezel serving to activate the variable tachometer – an exclusive Breitling feature enabling measurement of average speed whatever the time elapsed, the distance covered or the speed reached – is adorned with the knurled motif typical of Bentley dashboard controls.

 

Jaquet Droz

The Eclipse Onyx

Loyal to its creative tradition, the watchmaker continues to engage its watch models in a fascinating dialogue with contrasting materials and colours. In harmony with its established mineralogical expertise, The Eclipse Onyx is treated to the moon-phase complication and a dial carved from a black onyx disc. The mesmerising colour of the stone becomes a jewel case, celebrating the radiance of the rhodiumed metal forming the eight stars, and the moon. An overshadowing racket-shaped piece, also cut out from black onyx and further enhancing this strikingly contrasting effect, gives splendid depth to this game of hide and seek played with the smiling face of the moon. Combining the power of metal and mineral strength, a delicate motif and mechanical complexity, The Eclipse Onyx subtly asserts its evocative power tinged with a decidedly masculine aura. It has a steel case of 43 mm and an individual series number engraved on the back. It is water-resistant to 30 mts. The strap is black rollededge alligator with steelpin buckle.

 

Audemars Piguet

Extra-Thin Royal Oak Tourbillon 41mm

The emblematic Tourbillon horological complication is closely entwined with the history of Audemars Piguet. In tribute to the legendary Royal Oak, the first prestige sports watch (made of steel at the time) launched by Audemars Piguet in 1972, the new Extra-Thin Royal Oak Tourbillon is a double nod to the original idea governing the collection – namely a prestigious movement within an ultra-thin case – as well as to the first tourbillon wristwatch introduced in 1986. The new hand-wound Calibre 2924 features a threequarter bridge on the under side, which is reminiscent of the one appearing on that first extra-thin selfwinding tourbillon model. Calibre 2924 is one of the thinnest of its kind at just 4.46 mm thick. It was indeed entirely built in such a way as to achieve the two-fold objective of slenderness and sturdiness. The construction principles, including the three-quarter bridge, together with the choice of materials, made it possible to create a blend of resistance and extreme thinness. This movement is also distinguished by its tourbillon carriage made of steel – to strike a perfect balance between finesse and inertia.

Seiko

Astron GPS Solar

The Astron GPS Solar is the world’s first solar powered analog watch to tell the accurate time in any time zone on earth.

The Astron GPS is the first to understand all 39 time zones. Wherever you are on earth, it receives location and time from the global GPS Satellite network, which has 24 satellites in orbit at 20,000 km, each with an atomic clock.

It uses one push of a button to adjust to the time, whether the wearer is still or moving. It takes just 6 seconds to register and update the time and 30 seconds to adjust the location. Its perpetual calendar, which maintains date accuracy even through leap years, is as accurate as time can be.

This timepiece is entirely self-sustaining and is powered entirely by light using all kinds of sources. So it never needs a battery change.

The collection has models in high intensity titanium and stainless steel, marked into three- the Limited Edition 2012, the Prestige collection and the Sports collection.

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