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

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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.

Casio Edifica ERA300B-1AV Pic1

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.

Casio Edifice ERA300DB-1A2 Pic1

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.

Bremont A1 Boasts First Mechanical Smart Watch (April Fooled)

Bremont was alleged to have unveiled Bremont A1 – its first hand-manufactured mechanical smart watch possessing extraordinary features including a watch case that stood a towering 5 cm high.

The story goes that the British watchmaker introduced Bremont A1 at Baselworld as the world’s first mechanical smart watch and touted among its many multifaceted smart functions that it was entirely hand-manufactured.

Bremont A1 smart watch functions were said to include:

  • A small barometer with merely the twist of a crown produces a miniature clockwork ticker tape device prints out the forecast into your hand!
  • A scaled down reel-to-reel tape system (powered by the watch’s self-winding mechanism) which is capable of storing three songs, although limited it is something Bremont is working to improve
  • Tracks fitness level by fastening the watch securely to the upper arm
  • Fully integrated sphygmomanometer measures blood pressure displaying the results on the watch dial.


Bremont A1 - Side ViewThe multiple functions allegedly housed within the Bremont A1 would offer an explanation for its hefty  5 cm watch case height, as well as an explanation for the man-hours expended to hand-build such an intricate mechanical smart watch. Hours for such an effort that it would undoubtedly make Bremont A1 a limited edition watch supposedly consisting of only 10 pieces with a retail price that had yet to be determined.

 Having read about the Bremont A1 and its antiquated features even I had to ask myself, “Why would anyone want a towering mechanical smart watch with such outdated features? Much more, why would Bremont expend man hours to hand-manufacture such an antiquated mechanical watch?”

That’s when I realized someone was being made a fool of, an “April Fool” to be more accurate! Good one Bremont, good one! I found the Bremont A1 on Bremont’s Facebook page (lower portion of the page – you’ll have to scroll down to find this deceiving jewel). Cunning lads – enough said.

Gucci Gains Attention with Remastered G-Chrono Watch Design

Gucci gained attention when the leader of luxury apparel and accessories unveiled three remastered variants of its G-Chrono watches at Baselworld this year.

Gucci redesigned the G-Chrono watch with a distinctively large 44mm case accentuated by Gucci’s signature “G” around the bezel.  Gucci offers the G-Chrono watch in three variant models of stainless steel, black or brown PVD with each model contrasted by a second accent color.

The G-Chrono watch dials feature silver or black vertical ridges with two sub-dials located at 6 and 9 o’clock and hour indication marks along the dial. Each model also has pushbuttons which activate the 60-second and 30-minute sub-dial features of the watch.

G-Chrono Watch by Gucci (Stainless Steel)

The stainless steel case and bracelet version features a silver dial with the sub-dials, hands and indexes accented in pink gold.

G-Chrono Watch by Gucci (Brown PVD)

The brown PVD model is adorned with a brown calfskin strap and black dial which is complimented by brown tones on the crown push buttons and further contrasted by a silver stainless steel case and “G” bezel. The black and pale yellow PVD model is adorned with a black calfskin leather strap.

G-Chrono Watch by Gucci (Black & Gold)

The new Gucci G-Chrono watch design offers luxurious and sporty styling that is refined and capable of transitioning from day to evening attire with fashionable ease.

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Chopard Unveils its Revisited Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chrono Automatic Watch Collection at Baselworld 2014

Chopard unveiled its redesigned Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chrono automic watch collection for the first time at Baselworld. The revisited Monaco Historique collection drew the attention of classic car enthusiasts’ familiar with the collection’s vintage Formula 1 classic car inspired design.

Chopard reintroduced the redesigned Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chrono automatic collection presented in a sporty 44.5 mm bead-blasted titanium case. The silver dial has fine grooves and sports an outer scale displayed in vibrant yellow, a color that has long served as a visual warning for Grand Prix drivers emerging from the Monaco tunnel at speeds in excess of 250 km/h. The tachymeter bezel is polished steel with a black aluminum insert, silver transfer with yellow dots around the bezel perimeter (Chopard has yet to produce the collection with a ceramic bezel). The watch is adorned with a black calfskin strap detailed with yellow stitch channeling and a titanium folding clasp (an optional black and yellow NATO strap is also available).

Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Automatic - Feature


Classic Racing Chronograph Automatic - Model 168569-3001

Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chrono automatic has been designed to technically perform much like the cars that race at Grand Prix de Monaco. It delivers a high standard of performance with a self-winding chronograph movement renowned for its endurance, which has been both tested and certified by COSC. It has a power reserve of 46 hours. The polished steel caseback is engraved with the Automobile Club de Monaco logo and its redesigned enhanced lugs ensure comfort. The titanium crown is duly screw-locked and protected by a bead-blasted shoulder guard.

Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Histrorique - caseback

Chopard introduced the first model of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chrono at Baselword, which Chopard declared, bears all the hallmarks of a true classic racing “thoroughbred”.

Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chrono Automatic Model 168570-3001

Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele was very pleased about the reintroduction of the new collection as he too is an avid aficionado of historical cars. Chopard has served as a sponsor and official timekeeper for Grand Prix de Monaco Historique since 2002. Chopard also plans to unveil a new watch on the weekend of May 10th, be sure to continue visiting to stay informed.

Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Classic Racing Chronograph Automatic (Model 168568-3001), Classic Racing Chronograph Automatic (Model 168570-3001) and Classic Racing Chronograph Automatic (Model 168569-3001) are available at

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