SELECT WATCHES ACROSS MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS AND MARKET AVAILABILITY
Case: This 49 mm limited-edition chronograph, which debuted in 2013, is made in steel or red gold with screw-locked crown, rotating pinion bezel with variable tachometer (circular slide rule) and cambered sapphire crystal. The watch is distinguished by its ingenious 30-second chronograph system, inspired by a Breitling patent dating from 1926 and based on a central hand sweeping around the dial in half a minute.
Movement: Manufacture Breitling caliber B06, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC. It’s self-winding with 28,800 vph with more than seventy hours of power reserve. The watch’s functions include 1/8th second chronograph and 30-second, 15-minute and 6-hour totalizers. The transparent caseback reveals a 360° sculpted oscillating weight evoking the shape of a wheel rim. The Breitling for Bentley B06 is available in steel or red gold, along with a choice of a bracelet or a crocodile leather or rubber strap adorned with a central raised motif matching that on the bezel.
Movement: Hand-wound Audemars Piguet Caliber 2930 features a twin barrel ensuring ten-day power reserve, tourbillon and second time-zone GMT display. For this model, Audemars Piguet incorporated ceramic into the movement itself, replacing the blackened upper bridge of Calibre 2913 with white ceramic. As a result, the new Calibre 2930 is visually transformed with an hourglass-shaped bridge enlivened by the double symmetry of the tourbillon bridges and GMT display. Its timekeeping is regulated by a 3Hz (21,600vph) escapement, rotating inside a tourbillon carriage every sixty seconds.
Calibre 2930’s two ten-day barrels feed energy into the gear train at the same time via a single pinion bridging the two. This is a far gentler means of transmitting energy than the usual system of two series-linked five-day barrels. It also reduces pressure in the gearing, the friction in the barrels is used to offset torque variations, and it gives increased running precision, greater power reserve and enhanced reliability.
Case: 44mm titanium case with sapphire crystal and caseback, black anodized aluminum inner bezel, white ceramic bezel and push pieces, screwlocked crown. Water resistance is 100 meters.
Movement: El Primero 4052 W, automatic with a 36,000-bph frequency. Caliber is 6.60 mm thick with 334 components. Power reserve is fifty hours.
Case: 45mm carbon. Its inner structure is made of ceramized aluminum, (1800 Vickers, compared to 160-200 Vickers for 316L steel). The two chronograph pushpieces are made of titanium.
Lightweight movement components: Mainplate, barrel bridge, balance bridge, chronograph bridge, pallet bridge and pallet-wheel bridge are made of titanium. Double chronograph wheel, lever and an escape-wheel are silicon. The result is a one-quarter lighter than traditional El Primero, weighing 15.45 grams compared with 21.10 grams for a similar classic movement.
Case: 44mm rose gold (or platinum), 11.5mm thick. The sides of the rose gold case are cambered and brushed, while the slender rounded bezel is polished. Made as a direct descendant of the chronometers that Chopard was still producing in 1963. Also made in platinum.made in platinum.
MOVEMENT: L.U.C Calibre 63.01-L, chronometer-certified by the COSC, Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark, measures 38mm in diameter, displays the hours, minutes and seconds. Finished with a two-tone treatment, the alternation between the rose gold shade and the color of steel heightens the contrasts and enhances the movement’s three-dimensional nature. Tightly spaced circular graining on the main plate, the nickel silver bridges just below the caseback and on the lower gilded part of the movement. Circular-graining, chamfering, Côtes de Genève and polishing are extensively employed.
Case: 52MM RED GOLD (5N) with a scratch-resistant, domed and antireflective sapphire crystal.
Movement: MONTBLANC MANUFACTURE CALIBER MB M67.40. It’s a hand-wound mechanical movement that transforms the dial from time indication function to a chronograph. The movement is a Minerva-developed monopusher column-wheel chronograph mechanism with horizontal clutch and large balance wheel with Phillips terminal curve operating at a traditional frequency of 18,000 bph. The mainplate features rhodium-plated nickel silver with circular graining on both sides. Its bridges are rhodium-plated nickel silver with Côtes de Genève, and the going-train is gold-plated with faceted arms and diamond-polished surfaces. The watch is a limited edition of eighteen.
DUBAI WATCH WEEK 2017
16th-20th NOVEMBER, 2017
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
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