Showcase vol.17

Showcase vol.17

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Panerai

Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica

The tourbillon regulator has been reinterpreted in a sophisticated and innovativemanner in the new Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica. The material of which the Luminor1950 case (48mm in diameter) has been made also expresses the technical mastery of the Officine Panerai manufacture: it is asynthetic ceramic based on zirconium powder which, by means of a complex seriesof working and finishing processes, acquires a particularly uniform and even matt black appearance, as well as ensuring excellent performance in terms of hardness, resistance to scratches, corrosive agents and high temperatures.
The black dial has a simple graphic appearance reduced to essentials and is of the classic sandwich structure created in the 1930s by Officine Panerai to achieve the maximum legibility even in conditions of very low light. The 12-sided back with 12 sides in titanium (coated with PVD) has a sapphire crystal window in the centre which enables the P.2005 manufacture movement to be seen.

 

Girard-Perregaux

Laureato Tourbillon With Three Bridges

Steeped in history, the Laureato Tourbillon with three Bridges also draws its aesthetic origins from the style of the 1970s.Its strong,bold, contemporary design sets it apart from its peers. Its octagonal platinum bezel alternates satinbrushed and polished finishes to powerful effect. Its case-back, closed with six screws with a sapphire crystal, offers an extraordinary view of the movement. On the front, the guilloché circular mainplate is topped with sporty luminescent baton-shaped hands that impose their assertive character in this area entirely dedicated to transparency.
This work of art obeys only the laws of boldness,perfection and mechanical challenge. Limited edition of 10 copies, delivered with an integrated metal bracelet with H-shaped links, water-resistant to 30 metres, the Laureato Tourbillon with three Bridges transcends the qualities of the tourbillon. It symbolises all the expertise of a brand that for over 220 years has been combining tradition and craftsmanship with excellence.

 

A. Lange & Söhne

Lange 1 Time Zone

The Lange 1 Time Zone has been the perfect companion for cosmopolites and frequent flyers since 2005. In a white-gold version with luminous hands and appliques, it now offers perfect guidance through the world’s 24 time zones even in the dark.

The Lange 1 Time Zone makes it particularly easy for travellers to keep track of time when they cross over from one time zone to the next. Its dial indicates home time and the current time in a second time zone at a single glance. The applicable time zone can be set with  push button convenience. For this purpose, the watch features a rotating ring with the names of 24 cities that represent the respective time zones. A push piece moves the ring forward in steps of 15 degrees to the East, causing the hour hand of the subsidiary dial to advance in  one-hour increments as well. An ingeniously designed synchronisation mechanism allows the zone time displayed on the sub-dial to be effortlessly swapped to the main dial. The hands in the small dial then assume the positions previously held by the hands in the large one.

 Jaeger LeCoultre

Duomètre à Sphérotourbillon

A striking design, a unique function and an aura of refinement in harmony with the finest watchmaking traditions: the new Duomètre à Sphérotourbillon combines all these ingredients. Precision is the cornerstone of the Dual-Wing concept and was the watchword for the Jaeger-LeCoultre watchmakers in their reflection leading to the creation of the Duomètre à Sphérotourbillon.  The result is a watch that can legitimately claim to be the first tourbillon watch adjustable to the nearest second.

Above and beyond its exemplary reliability, the chief characteristic of this Sphérotourbillon watch, the fourth exceptional model in the Duomètre line, is its tourbillon. The openworked dial provides a fascinating view of the tourbillon performing an  extremely unusual rotation movement. As well as revolving around the axis of its titanium carriage, the tourbillon also spins around a second axis. The Dual-Wing concept is reflected on the dial by the presence of two separate zones: to the left sits  the opening revealing the secrets of the  Sphérotourbillon; and to the left the main dial indicating local time and the date, placed on a lower level all around the dial.