Carl F Bucherer
With integrated power reserve indication and the high-precision CFB A1011 Manufacture calibre, this timepiece combines high functionality and sophisticated technology. The power reserve indication is a classic design element with tradition. It indicates the current state of tension of the mainspring and states the remaining time the watch will continue to run, as a number of hours. . On a round indication at 3 o’clock, a hand provides information about the remaining power reserve. As the power runs down, the hand moves into an area that is shaded red. Also visible at a glance are the day of the week at 9 o’clock, the particularly large big date at 11 o’clock, and the integrated small seconds at 6 o’clock. The silver-colored dial is divided into an outer ring and an inner ring, which are differently colored. While all the functions are located in the light-colored inner circle, the darker outer circle is segmented by silver index marks. This varying visual aspect forms a pleasing transition to the stainless steel case, which has a diameter of 42.5mm and a depth of 12.54mm. The timepiece is beautifully complemented by a brown alligator-skin strap or stainless steel bracelet.
Grande Heure GMT
Jaquet Droz reinvents the luxury of time with a new classic: the Grande Heure GMT. The Grande Heure GMT pays tribute to Pierre Jaquet Droz’s many travels with clean lines, a classic design and precious material. This latest model, featuring perfect legibility for two time zones, flawlessly meets the demands of the modern and stylish globe trotter. It offers a simple, precise way to read the time in two time zones. The 24 indexes in Arabic numerals set around a Grand Feu enamel dial make it easy to see all the hours of the day in two cities. Never before has a watch presented such a clear, effortless indication of two time zones. This technological development is enhanced by the majestic hands in the form of a compass, a detail which hints at the navigational instruments used by sailors of another era. The red hand indicates local time while the blued steel hand shows the time at the destination. When the two hands come together in the same time zone they merge into a single, bicolored indication of the exact time. The watch has shown its commitment to simplicity and practicality in the Grande Heure GMT by choosing a time-setting system with a single crown.
Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II
The Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II in 904L steel, with a rotatable bezel featuring for the first time a two-colour ceramic Cerachrom bezel insert in blue and black representing day and night. The engraved 24-hour graduations are coated with a thin layer of platinum via a PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) process. The GMT-Master II’s 40mm Oyster case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100m, is a paragon of robustness, proportion and elegance. The characteristically shaped middle case is crafted from a solid block of particularly corrosionresistant 904L steel. The fluted case back is hermetically screwed down with a special tool exclusive to Rolex watchmakers. The winding crown, fitted with the patented Triplock triple waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case. It is protected by a crown guard that forms an integral part of the middle case. The crystal, with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date, is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire.