SELECT WATCHES ACROSS MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS AND MARKET AVAILABILITY
Jaeger-LeCoultre exercised its expertise in the art of engraving with this new model. The openworked dial includes engraved mother-of-pearl detailing along the outer edge framed with a diamond-set white gold bezel. The in-house caliber 849ASQ movement powers the 38mm timepiece. With its incredibly thin (4.7mm) case, the watch is available in four variants; gem-set white gold, gem-set pink gold, enameled white gold or enameled pink gold. Each model is limited to 100 pieces.
The Speake-Marin Magister Vertical Double Tourbillon features two 60-second tourbillons linked by a limited-slip spring clutch, oven-fired enamel dial, power reserve indicator and day/night indicator. Configuring the tourbillons vertically on the left means time can be easily read from the edge of a shirt cuff while the tourbillons remain concealed. Ever since the Foundation Watch, the first timepiece (a hand-made pocket watch) that Peter Speake-Marin equipped with a tourbillon escapement, he recognizes the tourbillon’s capacity to improve timekeeping accuracy by averaging out positional errors due to gravity. However, it is the visual aspect of this mesmerizing escapement that always draws him to it.
Mondaine pays tribute to the groundbreaking font, Helvetica, with its new Helvetica 1 Smart 1957 Special Edition. Limited to just 1,957 pieces in honor of Helvetica’s introduction in 1957, the timepiece includes smart watch technology. In addition to hours, minutes and seconds, the watch is capable of tracking activity and sleep as well as storing data, giving alerts and more.
Jade is the signature timepiece in the Ulysse Nardin collection for ladies and marks a first in Ulysse Nardin history. Never before has Ulysse Nardin designed and produced an in-house movement exclusively for a ladies collection, demonstrating the manufacturer’s commitment to its female clientele. Unique in its concept, it is designed and built in such a way that it does not call for pushing or pulling of the crown to set the date and time. Drawing on the inventive spirit of Ulysse Nardin, silicium technology is used in the development of the base caliber, escapement wheels and Swiss anchor. A technologically advanced material, silicium.
The 14mm balance wheel regulating this newest Manufacture Royale design hangs over the dial like an acrobat, entertaining viewers. In fact, the new watch’s name is a play on voltigeur, the French word for acrobat. Joined by the escapement atop the architectural dial, the balance is secured by a semi-circular bridge that gradually rises to its high point above the anthracite gray dial with satin sunray finish. Both are set under curved sapphire with an Eric Giroud-designed 45mm steel case. The clean dial shows only hours, minutes and seconds (in a subdial), all operating within a palette of gray hues and the brand’s inscription. Echoing the balance, all the hands also appear to be floating in space.
Dedicated to the new Porsche 919 Hybrid, this new watch is a result of Chopard’s partnership with Porsche Motorsport as its Official Timing Partner. The timepiece is limited to just 919 pieces and includes nods to the Porsche aesthetic. The case measures 45mm in diameter and sits 15.18mm off the wrist. A steel bezel sits atop the stainless steel case, and the watch offers a tachometric scale secured with eight PVD-coated steel screws. The Chopard 03.05-M movement is visible beneath the open caseback, which is engraved with “Official Timing Partner Porsche Motorsport.” The opaline silver dial includes a red inner bezel ring and a red “919” logo on the subdial at 9 o’clock. A black rubber strap reminiscent of tire tread completes the timepiece.
German watchmaker MeisterSinger, in collaboration with its Swiss partners, has created a fifty-piece limited edition timepiece to commemorate the brilliance of Ben Franklin. Commissioned on a diplomatic visit to England in 1770, Benjamin Franklin’s curiosity in horology piqued as he described his idea of ‘the most original clock’ to English horologist James Ferguson. Meistersinger, known for its one-handed dials, has created this watch based on Franklin’s idea. In order to read the four-quadrant dial, the wearer needs to know the approximate hour. In the dial pictured here, the hand has passed the 12, 4 and 8 o’clock quadrant so we know the hour is 12 o’clock, 4 o’clock or 8 o’clock. Minutes are read from the hand directly (the time displayed here is either 12:33, 4:33 or 8:33.) Inside the 43mm steel model is a modified ETA Unitas 6498-1.
Ulysse Nardin, Seven-time Principal Sponsor of the Monaco Yacht Show, Honors Event’s 25th Anniversary with Special Edition of the Iconic Dual Time. With a nautical history as deep as the oceans, Ulysse Nardin has been steering timepiece technology for nearly 170 years. Harnessing the rhythm of the sun, moon and tides, Ulysse Nardin watches have been guiding sailors across the seas with exact precision for decades. It’s no wonder the manufacture selected the Monaco Yacht Show as the premiere setting to showcase its savoir faire in watchmaking. Located in the pristine and picturesque Principality of Monaco, the Monaco Yacht Show is the world’s largest megayacht exhibition. Here, there are no limits to luxury. Hosted at Port Hercules from September 23-26 under the high patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Monaco Yacht Show will celebrate its 25th Anniversary this year. Ulysse Nardin will be there as the seven-time principal.
This new model marks Alexandre Meerson’s first sport-inspired GMT watch. The timepiece measures 44mm in diameter and is presented in a titanium case, water resistant to 100 meters. The D15 MK-1 GMT is customizable with three dial colors including black and white, as well as case materials including black titanium ADLC and gray gold.
Another creation from Oris is the new chronograph version of its iconic diver’s watch, the Aquis Depth Gauge Chronograph. This functional diver’s watch follows in the footsteps of the acclaimed Aquis Depth Gauge, which was widely regarded as one of the most innovative diving watches ever made when it was launched in 2013. It solved the problem of how to incorporate a depth gauge into a mechanical watch – without compromising Oris’s belief in producing sensibly priced ‘real watches for real people’.
Casio’s latest addition to their ultra-chic Sheen line of women’s watches is the new SHE3806PG-9A. This stylish creation encased in pink gold plating and adorned with the brilliance of Swarovski, is now available at all Casio points of sale in the UAE. The sheen of the pink gold ion plating sets off the crystals to advantage, giving the SHE3806PG-9A a unique and stylish look. Water resistant to 50 meters, with a day and date indicator and pink gold on the case and band, this elegant watch has a battery life of three years and comes with a one-touch, three-fold clasp.
Manufacture Roger Dubuis is thrilled to announce its third consecutive participation in Asia’s most prestigious Haute Horlogerie Exhibition, running from September 30th to October 3rd in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Watches&Wonders will provide yet another exciting opportunity for the Maison to display its latest creations centred around the Astral Skeleton theme. Like several of this year’s releases, this latest jewellery timepiece to be exclusively unveiled at Watches&Wonders 2015 from Roger Dubuis reflects the Astral Skeleton principle. In the Excalibur Star of Infinity, formal aesthetics meets functionality, since the tips of the RD01SQ skeleton double flying tourbillon ‘star’ point to several hour-markers and thus enhance clarity.
DUBAI WATCH WEEK 2017
16th-20th NOVEMBER, 2017
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
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