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.
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.
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, 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.
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Photo Credit: Jaeger-LeCoultre South East Asia
(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 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.
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.
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).
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This year top luxury watchmakers took the plunge and emerged from the deep with diving watches structurally designed to perform in extreme conditions as well as transform into stylish everyday wear timepieces. Cartier, Girard-Perregaux, Hublot and IWC established a theme with their brands launching the year with spectacular diver’s watches.
(A four part series on luxury diver’s watches)
Cartier raised the bar even for its exceptional standards by adding to its already prestigious Calibre de Cartier collection a diver’s watch – the Cartier Calibre De Cartier Diver Watch.
Cartier Calibre De Cartier Diver watch incorporates the brand’s appealing style with the technical requirements of ISO 6425 producing a watch to attract professional divers and admirers of diving watches alike.
Cartier Calibre De Cartier Diver is presented in a pink gold or stainless steel 42 mm case contrasted by a matt black dial that exhibits Roman numerals and an oversized Roman numeral twelve (a brand trademark) done in Super-Luminova as is the hour/minute hands and sub-dial. It has high quality 120-notch unidirectional rotating bezel with five-minute markers which is also done in Super-Luminova.
Cartier Calibre De Cartier Diver houses Cartier’s in-house 1904 MC self-winding mechanism, and contains ceramic ball bearings at the center of the rotor to aide in shock resistance and durability, all of which is protected by a thick crystal and a screw-in crown assuring water-resistance up to 990 feet. It is available adorned in a black rubber strap with a stainless steel or pink gold case, as well as in pink gold or stainless steel bracelets. Prices for the rubber strap versions is $8,200, stainless steel and pink gold $10,600 or an all pink gold version $28,000.
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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.
The stainless steel case and bracelet version features a silver dial with the sub-dials, hands and indexes accented in pink gold.
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.
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 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).
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 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”.
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 watchesonnet.com/blog 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 watchesonnet.com.
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