JLC - Grande Reverso N&D Singapore Dial

Jaeger-LeCoultre Celebrates Singapore’s 50th Year of Independence with Grande Reverso Night & Day Singapore Special Edition

Singapore celebrates its 50th Year of Independence on August 9, 2015. To pay tribute for this very special occasion Jaeger-LeCoultre has designed a Grande Reverso Night & Day Singapore Special Edition watch to commemorate this historical occasion.

 

JLC - Grande Reverso N&D Singapore Watch

 

The iconic Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, known for its compelling reversible case presentations, lives up to its design tradition with the Grande Reverso Night & Day Singapore Special Edition case revealing vibrant red and white colors of Singapore’s flag and map filled in with lacquer. The case also reveals Singapore’s 50 year historical time period “1965-2015″ engraved in black.

 

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JLC Grande Reverso N&D Singapore Edition- swivel back case

 

Grande Reverso Night & Day Singapore Special Edition is available in stainless steel or 18-carat rose gold cases, both measuring 46.8 X 27.4 mm and thickness of 9.14 mm. The dial present silver toned guilloche Clous de Paris pattern in the center surrounded by black Arabic numbers. A day and night subdial is located at 6 o’clock with an embellished inner circle which distinguishes the sun and night skies. The hour and minute baton hands are flamed blue, as is the day/night triangular indicator, all of which compliments the silver toned dial and stainless steel (or rose gold) case. It is dressed with a matt black alligator leather strap on the stainless steel model and a red alligator leather strap for the rose gold model.

 

Kit-Chan JLC Brand Friend

 

Kit Chan, Jaeger-LeCoultre Singapore long time friend, is shown wearing the rose gold with red leather strap version of the Grande Reverso Night & Day Singapore Special Edition.

Grande Reverso Night & Day Singapore Special Edition movement is powered by Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 967B (a mechanical automatic winding movement) with a 42 hour power reserve. The hand-crafted movement consists of 200 parts.

Grande Reverso Night & Day Singapore Special Edition is limited to 50 pieces and will be sold only at the Singapore Flagship boutiques in ION Orchard and Marina Bay Sands. Retails for $13,900 Singapore dollars.

To find your next Jaeger-LeCoultre watch visit www.watchesonnet.com.

Photo Credit: Jaeger-LeCoultre South East Asia

 

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Breitling Chronomat 38 SleekT Contemporary Style – Women Take Charge

Breitling Chronomat 38 SleekT recognizes the ingenious spirit of women and their tenacity to take charge and command precision instruments. Breitling captures this tenacious spirit in the feminine design of Chronomat 38 SleekT – a feminine contemporary elegant yet sporty watch.

 

Breitling Chronomat 38 SleekT

Breitling Chronomat first appeared in 1984 as a precision instrument designed specifically to cater to the needs of elite international pilots. Breitling re-envisioned this precision model to produce a sleek yet elegant watch that enraptures feminine wrists in a contemporary yet commanding style.

 

Chronomat 38 SleekT classic momentum take off in a 38mm diameter case with a dual sided glare-proofed sapphire crystal which is complemented by a high-tech, ultra-hard and scratch resistant smooth bezel made of tungsten carbide. Select dials are offered in a bold black lacquered or exquisite mother-of-pearl dial with or without diamond hour markers, as well as an optional diamond-set steel bezel model. The dials along with the tungsten carbide bezel harmoniously contrasts with the watch’s satin polished steel case, which is dressed with a stainless steel bracelet giving the watch an elegant sporty edge (a gold leather crocodile strap version is also available).

 

Chronomat 38 SleekT still delivers its original precise performance with a self-winding chronograph movement chronometer-certified by the prestigious COSC. Breitling designed this enigmatic Chronomat 38 SleekT for that on-the-go professional woman that is as in command of time as she is of her professional schedule and personal lifestyle – all precisely timed in elegant sporty style.

 

Chronomat 38 SleekT - Mother-of-Pearl Steel Bracelet

Chronomat 38 SleekT (Reference W1331012|A774|385A) Case: Steel, Dial: Mother-of-Pearl, Bracelet: Pilot Steel

Chronomat 38 SleekT - Onyx Black and Steel Bracelet

Chronomat 38 SleekT (Reference W1331012|BD92|385A) Case: Steel, Dial: Onyx Black, Bracelet: Pilot Steel

 

Chronomat 38 SleekT - Diamond and Croco Gold Strap

Chronomat 38 SleekT (Reference W1331012|A776|A18BA.1) Case: Steel, Dial: Mother-of-Pearl and Diamond Hour Markers, Bracelet: Croco Gold, Buckle: Tang-type

To view more Breitling watches visit www.watchesonnet.com

 

 

 

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HANDOUT - The Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition ''75th Anniversary'' (Ref. IW397202) from IWC Schaffhausen: case in 18-carat red gold, black dial and dark brown alligator leather strap by Santoni with a folding clasp in 18-carat red gold. The unique timepiece is limited to 75 watches. (PHOTOPRESS/IWC)

IWC Schaffhausen Legendary Portugieser Collection Celebrates 75 Years

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Collection transcends 75 years of time celebrating aesthetic charm and technical brillance with two commemorative watches that toasts its Legendary new Portugieswer Collection.

The Portugieser Collection includes six new and improved Portugieser models and two historical commemorative watches designed by IWC to embody it’s “75th Anniversary” celebration of the  collection. These limited edition timepieces are the Portugieser Perpertual Calendar Digital Date-Month and Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days Editions.

 

Portugieser Perpertual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition (Reference 3972) tauts IWC’s innovative technical manufactured features unveiled in a perpetual calendar, large digital date and month displays, leap year indicator, chronograph with innovative display and flyback function, along with IWC’s proprietary 89801 calibre with quick-action switch and efficient double-pawl winding.

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Portugieser Perpertual Calendar Digital Date-Month other prominent aesthetic features include an arched edged front glass sapphire crystal dressed with a Santoni alligator leather strap. along. It also houses a distinguished new calibre design. The watch is available in a limited edition of 25 watches in platinum, and 75 watches each in 18-carat red gold with black or silver-plated dial versions.

Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days

Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition (Reference 5102) captures the historical essence of the Portugieser line. The fully hand wound watch possesses the capacitiy to run precisely and reliably for eight consecutive days before the IWC-manufactured 59215 calibre automatically stops.

 

 

IWC Portuguese Hand-Wound Eight Days Steel Black Santori Strap

 

IWC Portuguese Hand-Wound Eight Days Steel Caseback

 

In keeping with Hand-Wound Eight Days historical origins, IWC designed  it to showcase the company’s logo which is practically identical to the original. One of the exceptions of the original watch design is that a new date display is located at 6 o’clock as well as the power reserve display which is meticulously positioned on the movement side of the watch.

IWC Portuguese Hand-Wound Eight Days Steel

Two versions of the watch are available, both featuring an inner chapter ring, hour indices and Arabic numerals, as well as an ornate arched edged sapphire glass crystal. Available versions are:

– Red gold model (Reference IW510206) with a silver-plated dial finished in bold gold-brown detailed in black, 30 jewels and features calibre 59215, dressed with a dark brown Santoni alligator strap. Limited edition of 175 watches. $21,200

– Stainless steel (Reference IW510205), displays a matte black dial finished in pale green, 30 jewels and features calibre 59215, dressed with a black Santoni alligator strap. Limited edition of 750 watches. $11,400

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Baselworld 2015

Baselworld 2015 Welcomes Worldwide Guests

Baselworld 2015 (Basel, Switzerland) opened its doors welcoming more than 150,000 guests, visitors and 4,000 press representatives from every region of the world, all eager to view some of the most ingenious novelty innovations and jewelry creations.

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Leading watch manufacturers Arnold & Son, Blancpain, Breitling, Charriol, Christophe Claret, Chopard, Mont Blanc, Omega, Patek Philippe, Rolex and TAG Heuer setup residence inside Baselworld’s hallowed halls to present and unveil their novelties and jewelry designs for invited guests/visitors, retailers and a multitude of press eager to experience a close and up personal look at the some of the most brilliant watch (and jewelry) innovations designed with some of the most intricate complications and patented movements ever manufactured by renowned luxury industry watch makers.

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This year Baselworld extended it repertoire of debuting presentations to include Bernard Favre’s watch winding system Planet. Planet is Favre’s created watch winding system inspired by a marine chronometer he had been entrusted with, which lead to the invention of this amazing watch winding system and its prized introduction at Baselworld.

Bernard Favre presents watch winding system "Planet"

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Bliss with Kiss by Reuge brews its debut as the world’s first silent coffee maker delivering seven grams of caffeinated or decaf bliss. Bliss with Kiss is the engineered brain child of Frédéric Dayer (Gotec) and Kurt Kupper (Reuge). The coffee maker also has a musical box that plays 36 distinct musical notes upon presenting your final brewed cup of coffee. Interested? An open invitation to visit for a complimentary cup of coffee will be available at the Clarastrasse number 57 anytime from 9 am to 9 pm.

"Bliss with Kiss" by Reuge

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LIV Watches Kickstarter Project Raises over $65K in 3 Days

The LIV Watches Kickstarter Project is currently the most funded watch project on Kickstarter… With still another 26 days to go, the project has raised $65,609 to date.

The LIV Genesis X1, a Swiss made 1/10th of a second chrono, launched via Kickstarter, on Sunday September 28 2014. The project reached it’s funding goal of $30,000 within 11 hours of launch.

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Cartier Tank Louis XL Model Watch is Exactly What Lola Wants

Leave it to Cartier to know that whatever Lola wants, Lola gets, and Cartier designed Tank Louis Cartier XL watch to meet her expectations to a “T”.

Tank Louis Cartier XL Model Watch (Ref: HP100705) is an luxurious redesign of its iconic Tank Louis Cartier rectangular case which is elaborately embellished to exhibit feminine ambiance and charm.

Tank Louis Cartier XL open-works case exhibits the divine mastery of its new Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding – caliber 9616 MC skeleton, which appears to float freely within its diamond embellished 30mm X 39.2mm tank frame.

Cartier Tank Louis Cartier - XL Model 2

Tank Louis Cartier XL’s richly rhodium finished 18K white gold case shimmers set with 254 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total of 2.20 carts, along with an 18K white gold beaded crown which is also set with a brilliant-cut diamond (0.12 carats). The open-works dial is complemented by blued steel hour/minute and small second hands.

Tank Louis Cartier XL amazing caliber 9616 MC skeleton movement consists of 159 parts and 21 jewels. The overall dimensions of the movement is 26mm X 26.3mm with a thickness of 3.6mm. The balance beats at 28,000 vibrations per hour with a power reserve of 72 hours/3 days. This incredible movement is protected by a sapphire crystal and caseback. It is water resistant up to 3 bars and is adorned with a beautiful fuchsia alligator skin strap.

Cartier really does get Lola and your Lola will definitely love Tank Louis Cartier XL. This watch has all the refinement and luxury that is expected of the Cartier brand. Gents get your Lola a Tank Louis Cartier XL for her birthday, Mother’s Day or simply just because you can!

Visit watchesonnet.com to find your Lola a Cartier watch today!

 

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Give Mom the Perfect Boyfriend for Mother’s Day – Watch That Is!

Mom may be expecting the perfect boyfriend this Mother’s Day – Boyfriend Watch that is. Yes Mother’s Day is only a few hours away, if you haven’t found a gift for her yet Boyfriend watches are all the rage now.

Fossil Boyfriend watches are available in array of appealing styles and colors sure to captivate the heart of any Mom this Mother’s Day.

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Cecile (Style AM4540) is a multifunction Boyfriend watch that’s sure to capture Mom’s attention. It presents with a 40mm case which is complimented by a turquoise or mint colored dial. The dial features three sub-dials: week day, minute and 24 hours indication. Roman numerals are located at 2, 4, 8 10and 12 o’clock and luminescent hour/minute and hour indication marks. The case and bracelet are finished in a beautiful polished rose gold tone stainless steel. $145

Fossil Cecile Boyfriend - Style AM4555

Cecile (Style AM4555) multifunction Boyfriend watch present with a lovely lavender color dial set in a silver tone stainless steel case and bracelet. The second hand is a lovely violet color and sweeps across the lavender dial. It is as Fossil describes it fresh and fashionable. $125

Fossil Cecile Boyfriend - Style 4549

Cecile (Style 4549) multifunction Boyfriend is another fresh and fashionable watch that captures attention with a bright orchid pink dial which is perfectly contrasted by rose gold tone sub-dials, case and bracelet. The orchid pink dial gives it a perfect feminine touch that’s sure to woo Mom with its timely charm. $145

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Original Boyfriend (Style ES3494) is Fossil’s tried-and-true classic style watch possessing all the traditional tomboy elements of a Boyfriend watch. It presents with a smoky brown dial complemented by rose gold tone hour indicator marks with sub-dials at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock and a date aperture window located at 4 o’clock. This is indeed a classic Boyfriend watch with a 38mm case in rose gold tone and matching interlinked bracelet. $125

All of the watches have an impressive 11 year warranty. Fossil also has an array of Boyfriend watches with clear stones embedded in the bezel. There is be a Boyfriend watch in the perfect style and color that’s sure to woo your Mom this Mother’s Day.

To view a vast selection of Fossil Boyfriend Watches visit Fossil.com or watchesonnet.com.

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Casio Edifice ERA300B-1AV and ERA300DB-1A2V – Designed for Function and Fashion

ERA300B-1AV and ERA300DB-1A2V are Casio’s newest watches to hail from its Edifice Collection designed specifically to translate both function and fashion for every dressed occasion.

The Edifice Collection welcomes ERA300B-1AV and ERA300DB-1A2 to its technologically charged family of watches that feature solar and/or twin sensor technologies.  ERA300B-1AV and ERA300DB-1A2 features include solar, twin sensor, auto neon illuminator and a water resistance up to 100 meters.

Casio ERA300B-1AV and ERA300DB-1A2 are not only designed to be technologically functional but to also possess a daring style so sophisticated that it compliments every occasion of a man that’s on the social track or simply relaxing at home. The new design translates a new era for Casio as it reaches out to men that not only want a watch with a high level of technological functions but also makes a fashionable statement in every social arena.

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ERA300B-1AV is equipped twin sensor (digital compass and thermometer) and neon illuminator technology. An impressive unique feature is the direct compass button (located at 9 o’clock) which when pressed immediately points the second hand north regardless of which geographical position one is standing. Its seamless multi-dimensional dial incorporates digital and analog design to deliver readable information provided by various watch functions. It is a resin analog-digital watch with a partially ion plated black bezel and is adorned with a black resin strap. ERA300B-1AV retails for $330.

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ERA300DB-1A2V is also equipped twin sensor (digital compass and thermometer) and neon illuminator technology. It also features the direct compass button (located at 9 o’clock) which when pressed immediately points the second hand north. ERA300DB-1A2V multi-dimensional dial also incorporates the digital and analog design. It is a stainless steel analog-digital watch featuring a partially ion plated black bezel and is adorned with a stainless steel bracelet. ERA300DB-1A2V retails for $380.

Both watches also feature full auto-calendar which is pre-programmed until year 2099 and 12/24 hour formats, as well as mineral glass covering the dials.

Shigenori Itoh, Chairman and CEO of Casio America, Inc. best described both watches when he said, “The latest additions to the EDIFICE collection possess a number of advanced technological features, while still incorporating a sense of style fit for work, the ball park or a relaxing night at home.” Enough said.

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Spectacular Diver Watches of 2014: IWC Re-Engineers Aquatimer Deep Three

(Part four of a four part series on luxury diver watches)

IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer Collection established the watchmaker’s focus on diver’s watches for 2014 which was introduced in its re-engineered design of the Aquatimer Deep Three revealing dual mechanical depth gauges.

IWC Aquatimer Deep Three impressive design beckons divers to explore the watery depths wearing the largest watch ever produced in the Aquatimer collection. IWC’s re-mastered design of Aquatimer Deep Three builds upon previous versions of Aquatimer Deep One and Deep Two with a re-engineered mechanical addition of two depth gauges.

IWC Aquatimer Deep Three Underwater

IWC presented the second redesign of the Aquatimer Deep Two in 2009, which spring boarded from the original design of Aquatimer Deep One watch presented in 1999. IWC engineered the Aquatimer Deep watches to specifically appeal to professional divers wanting a diving instrument that would work in conjuction as a mechanical support the event the dive computer system malfunctioned.

IWC Aquatimer Deep Three Lumiscent view

Deep Three’s developed pressure metering system functionality is impressive as it is powerful. Two mechanical depth gauges (one red, the other blue), glide along a depth scale located on the left side of the watch’s dial. A mechanical pressure metering system inside of the case, allows water to enter thru miniature holes in the cover of the pressure converter creating water pressure which acts on a spring membrane that pushes a shaft towards the interior of the watch case. A system of levers are enacted moving the gauge’s of the two indicators. The blue depth gauge indicates the current dive depth whereas the red depth gauge or maximum depth indicator indicates the overall depth achieved on a given dive up to 50 meters. (The maximum depth gauge can be reset by merely pressing a push-button next to the pressure converter.)

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Aquatimer Deep Three dial show cases with a generous 46 mm titanium case which is 16.5 mm thick. Yes, this watch is exceptionally large, however that is the whole point of this professional diving instrument. Deep Three’s dial, internal bezel and hour/minute hands have luminescent treatments making it readable in the dark. It also has an external/internal rotating bezel and houses the automatic mechanical IWC caliber 30120 movement.  It is available with a black rubber strap and an optional stainless steel bracelet.

Aquatimer Deep Three retails for $19,100 and is by far one of IWC’s most spectacular timepieces.

To view a selection of IWC visit watchesonnet.com

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Spectacular Diver Watches of 2014: Hublot Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli Special Edition

(Part three of a four part series on luxury diver watches)

Hublot designed a special edition diver’s watch, so special that there are only 20 pieces of Hublot’s Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli Special Edition.

Hublot King Power Cheval Blanc

Hublot invested eighteen months in research and extensive testing in the development of Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli. The watch’s name was derived from the Cheval Blanc Randheli Hotel, a contemporary haven in Noonu Atoll in Maldives. It also happens to be the only place where the Hublot Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli watch can be purchased.

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Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc underwent testing inside Roxer Tank where it was placed in a controlled pressurized environment equivalent to 5000 meters under water, however, is actually capable of withstanding pressure at 4000 meters, the depth at which it can be worn.

Hublot Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli has a 48 mm case crafted in light weight grade 2 titanium which is accentuated in a finely brushed satin finish. Its visual presentation is further illustrated in vibrant colors of white and yellow making it quite unique from the usual black color norm for most diver watches. The dial, flange and hands have been treated with in a bright yellow SuperLuminova™ hue allowing for readability when diving at a distance of 25 cm in the dark.

Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli has a helium valve which helps emit gases that the watch might intake while diving under water. The valve is located on the left side of the case which is attached at 10 o’clock.

The Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli caseback is etched with the Cheval Blanc Randheli Hotel’s emblem and Hublot’s name which is engraved in yellow.  Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc operates with an automatic caliber HUB1401 mechanism consisting of 180 components. It also has a power reserve of 42 hours.

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As mentioned earlier Hublot Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli is a special limited edition timepiece of only 20 pieces with a retail price of $26,000 (USD).

For a selection of other Hublot watches please visit watchesonnet.com.

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