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

 

Kickstarter Watch Projects Worth Checking Out: Carbon – The Only Watch that Charges Smart Phones and Devices! Part 2

Carbon by EnergyBionics has produced a watch that’s smart enough to charge your smart phone and other smart mobile devices. Finally a watch with a practical use that’s absolutely timeless!

It’s no secret that smart phones and smart watches have changed the way we navigate in the world today, however, keeping these devices charged can be both burdensome and challenging. Enters Carbon by EnergyBionics – a new solution that effectively answers the smart device need for chargeable energy.

Carbon by EnergyBionics has taken the advancements of energy harvesting technology and customized that technology using high-tech monocrystalline solar cells to harvest the sun’s energy (and indoor lighting). The solar cell stores and converts the sun’s energy into an electrical form of energy capable of producing an output of 1 Amp and 5 Volts in small traces of energy. This technological harvesting of energy is performed while Carbon is worn on the wrist. Carbon has also been equipped with a lithium battery which can be charged using a USB to provide charges for mobile devices as well.

Shown below are devices compatible with Carbon’s energy output of 1 Amp and 5 Volts:

 Carbon Compatible Mobile Devices

 Carbon rectangular watch cases offer simplistic dials in white, blue/white or orange/white. Despite this simplistic dial its outstanding solar charging ability out-weighs it face-value. Carbon is presented in two case finishes: brushed metal referred to as “Slate” and black PVD referred to as “Coal”.

Carbon Dial Colors

How Carbon Works  Carbon houses a Japanese analog movement with hour/minute hands that sweep over its custom solar cell surface. Depending on pledge level watch straps are available in standard 24mm off the shelf dark brown leather or a black smooth silicone.

Carbon - Slate Case with brown leather strap

Another dynamic of the Carbon watch is that it was designed according to International Protection standards with a Solid Particle Protection rating of 6 (no ingress of dust) and Liquid Ingress Protection rating of 4 (splashing water), meaning it should not be submerged in water.

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Carbon’s design, assembly, testing, manufacturing and packaging will occur in the US performed by the Energy Bionic Team. Carbon anticipated funding of goal is $15,000, as of April 28, the project has already received pledges in the amount of $30,900. The project will be completely funded on May 30, 2014 and seven pledge levels remain available at present.

Details about Carbon by EnergyBionics are available on Kickstarter.com – happy pledging.

Kickstarter Watch Projects Worth Checking Out: Canvas Watch Company: Community Driven Watch Design – Part 1

Two interesting watch projects are approaching full funding on Kickstarter.com Canvas Watch Company and Carbon by Energy Bionics, both of which have a thread of commonality – watches manufactured in the US.

The Canvas Watch Company: Community Driven Watch Design project invites backers and community to participate in an interactive watch design collaborative by inviting them to select watch designs and lend their voices to the creative process while Canvas focuses on the crafting of watchmaking itself.

Canvas - Black Dial

Canvas Watch Company, hailing from Detroit, Michigan, springboarded from the premise that watch design is an art, as is mastering the very craft of watchmaking. Shaun Reinhold, the company’s innovative founder, has simplified the watch design process by creating an illustrator template file which enables them to merely open the file and organically design a watch based on their vision and that of their customers.

Canvas - White Dial

This innovative template brings a new approach to watch design that etches the watch design onto the sapphire crystal versus the actual dial surface – an incredible yet appealing design move. This innovative approach not only allows for the creative design of the sapphire crystal, but allows for watches with Swiss-made movements to be placed into production in counts of 250 pieces at a time. Canvas Watch Co. plans to assemble and manufacture their watches in the United States in an effort to effectively manage both the quality control and distribution of their watches in a matter of weeks versus months.

Watches will feature high grade 316L stainless steel cases that have a finely polished and brushed finish. The etched sapphire crystals are double AR-coated. The watches will house Swiss-made Ronda 513 quartz movement and will possess an accuracy of + / – 20 seconds per month. The watch crown and caseback are screw-down and the watch is water resistant up to 330 feet.

The watches are currently adorned with black leather straps which are contrasted by grey stitching. The watches are numbered (001-500) “1st Edition” on the caseback with Canvas Watch Co. branding on the strap, clasp and caseback.

Canvas Watch Company is seeking funding of $40,000 and currently has pledges of $29,183 with six days remaining to meet their goal. Here is an opportunity to contribute to a watch company that will offer interesting watch designs.

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.

To view a selection of Gucci watches visit Watchesonnet.com.

Kobe Bryant Hublot Power King Black Mamba Brings a Come Hither Appeal that’s Venomous

 

Hublot has ventured into the competitive courts of Kobe Bryant and captured his fierce competitive persona in the Power King Black Mamba watch, to the extent that it brings a come hither appeal that’s so venomous it’s sure to visually stun the fellas.

Kobe Bryant Hublot Power King Black Mamba (Reference 748.CI.1119.PR.KOB13) authoritatively entered the Hublot King Power Collection and has quickly gained profound respect that the black mamba is even present on the dial.

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Power King Black Mamba venomously charms with a 48mm micro-blasted black ceramic case and a micro-blasted ceramic and titanium bezel secured with six black PVD H-shaped relief titanium screws. The open-works dial reveals a silver/black colored Mamba that flamboyantly slithers around the counter at 9 o’clock and Kobe’s court number “24” at 6 o’clock. The dial has been designed based on an elaborate layering concept to reveal the fusion of its aesthetic DNA.

Power King Black Mamba’s outer dial features purple numerals in five minute increments, four zones of 12 minutes in black and gold satin-finishes and hour indexes with 3N gold plated and black Superluminova™. The hour/minute hands also have 3N gold plating with black Superluminova™.

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Power King Black Mamba is Swiss Made and has Hublot’s HUB 4248 mechanical self-winding chronograph movement which consists of 249 components. It has 28 jewels, a frequency of 4Hz with a power reserve of 42 hours, and it is water resistant up to 10 ATMs. Black Mamba is adorned with, of all things, a python snake strap that is sewn on black rubber, and it has a clasp deployant buckle that is micro-blasted black PVD titanium and ceramic.

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Kobe Bryant Power King Black Mamba is a limited edition series timepiece of 250 numbered pieces, and is said to be inspired by Kobe’s personality and long standing basketball career. Hublot formally announced Kobe Bryant as one of their newest brand ambassador on March 20, 2013. Bryant a 5-time NBA Champion and team member of the Los Angeles Lakers was pleased to join the ranks of Hublot’s other notable ambassadors Olympian Usain Bolt,  basketball star Dwyane Wade, and soccer legend Diego Maradona.

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Hublot also announced that sales of Hublot King Power Black Mamba will also help support the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation whose focus is to help families in need regain self-sustainability through financial solutions.

Hublot Power King Black Mamba will not be around long so Kobe Bryant fans should move quickly to purchase Power King Black Mamba as mentioned earlier there are only 250 watches available.

Written by Chaz Nash