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.

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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!

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Spectacular Diver Watches of 2014: Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk Blue and Orange

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

Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk Blue and Orange captures attention in vivid colors of cobalt blue and coral orange.

There’s a new time shark circling the deep and its Girard-Perregaux vibrant Sea Hawk Blue and Orange. Girard-Perregaux has stirred the deep with this spectacular diver’s watch which at this point merely requires a dramatic musical score to cue its stunning entrance.

Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk Blue & Orange - Blue rubber strap model

Sea Hawk Blue and Orange striking visual acuity stuns with a cobalt blue dial (matched by its rubber strap) and a 15 minute diver’s scale (on the bezel), minute and reserve indicator hands accentuated in vibrant coral orange. Its rotating unidirectional bezel encompasses the sapphire crystal which has been designed to track diving time.

Girard-Perregaux designed the dial giving it a raised honeycomb effect adding dimension to Sea Hawk Blue and Orange’s character. It presents with a 44 mm diameter case which has a thickness of 17.1 mm, closely weighing in at a substantial 188 grams. It does have luminescent coating on the hour indication markers and hour/minute hands of the watch to allow for readability in darkness. A sloping outer flange incorporates the dial with the case and bezel along as well as the helium escape valve. Sea Hawk Blue and Orange is certified by ISO 6425 meaning it meets diving watch standards for professional use along with a water resistance up to 1000 meters.

Girard Perregaux Sea Hawk Blue & Orange- stainless steel bracelet

Sea Hawk Blue and Orange houses Girard-Perregaux’s in-house GP03300 automatic mechanical movement and has a screw down caseback.

Girard-Perragaux Sea Hawk in Blue and Orange is available with a blue rubber strap (Ref. 49960-19-431-FK4A) for $10,000 or with a stainless steel bracelet (Ref. 49960-19-431-11A) for $11,850. This watch is for the man that wants a certified diver’s watch that’s sure to make a statement in both performance and style.

Ulysse Nardin Stranger Engages Time with Music for a Beautiful Marriage that’s Timeless

Written by Chaz Nash

Ulysse Nardin Stranger visually presents time with an engaging audible experience for an infinite relationship that’s absolutely timeless.

Finally a watchmaker has developed a watch that serenades its wearer with both a visual and audible experience upon first glance (a personal experience I have always had when glancing at a luxurious watch – someone over at Ulysse Nardin has been tip-toeing through both my auditory and visual tulips). All joking aside, you really have to ask yourself, “If my watch doesn’t serenade me, what kind of time-telling relationship do we actually have?” Ulysse Nardin has apparently answered this question and has taken the timepiece relationship to another level that equates to timeless love, and with of all watches – Stranger.

 

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Stranger (Reference 6902-125) is Ulysse Nardin’s aesthetic and complications masterpiece that passionately marries time and music in an ethereal classical music box form serenading its wearer with an ever alluring song, “Strangers in the Night” (a song that was immortalized in 1966 by none other than velvety smooth crooner Frank Sinatra).

Stranger is an innovative timepiece that required five years of development just to bring it to fruition, which was inspired by Ulysse Nardin’s partner, conceptual artist and musician Dieter Meier (aka the Godfather of Techno-Music).

Ulysse Nardin Stranger - Partner, Dieter Meier

Stranger artistically sings with an ornate dial that displays a rotating disc that engages 10 elaborate blades thereby producing the music of “Strangers in the Night”, very much like a music box. A pusher located at 10 o’clock can also activate (or deactivate) the disc to play the melody, which can be programmed to play on the hour or not at all.

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Another pusher at 8 o’clock must be engaged to activate the crown which is pushed to activate functions: “T” for time, “D” for date and “W” for wind as shown on a triangular display between 3 and 4 o’clock on the dial.

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Stranger’s plays music and time in a beautiful 45mm 18K rose gold case displaying a harmonious dial accentuated with 18K rose gold Roman numerals, a round date aperture window, hour/minute hands and a sub-dial seconds indicator hand. Enclosed is Ulysse Nardin’s silicon technology for the escapement, anchor and balance spring, of its in-house automatic mechanical UN-690 movement; 64 jewels and 48-hour power reserve function. It has a medallion caseback and is adorned with a black leather strap with folding buckle.

Ulysse Nardin Stranger is a limited edition timepiece of 99 pieces, and as such will sing its alluring song for a special collector. Stranger can be visually and audibly appreciated in all of its splendor at BaselWorld 2013.

East Meets West – Kari Voutlainen 28 Sarasamon

Written by Evan Gabriel

 

After studying at Finland’s Tapiola and the International Watchmaking School, the Finish-born Kari Voutilanine knew where his life’s dream would take him: straight to the top of the watchmaking industry. Now, with some help from a partner, Voutlainen has released a timepiece that is sure to rival many of his subsequent creations.

For nearly thirty years, Voutilanine has focused all of his energy on handcrafting exceptional watches. It is no surprise that for the new 28 Sarasamon, Voutlainen teamed up with Unryuan, the famous Japanese lacquer studio to bridge the gap between East and West.

 

Chic rose gold and lacquer have been applied to give this timepiece its rare-antique feel, which Voutlainen is no stranger to.

By employing Saiei Maki-e and Somata Zaiku techniques, the artists at Unryuan studios were able to put together an exquisite dial.

Now for a little linguistics: the 28 Sarasamon’s dial was designed using gold dust (kinpun), gold lead (jyunkin-itakane), the shell of great green turban (Yakou-gai) and abalone shell from New Zealand (Awabi-gai).

While the plate is made up from German silver, the wheels offer a sharp contrast in rose gold. The 28 Sarasamon contains an astounding 21 jewels that demand the attention of spectators.

The case measures 37.00 mm in diameter by 10.80 mm in height.

The dial is very simple, with twelve, three and nine o’clock clearly displayed, while the notorious Voutilainen emblem takes the place of six o’clock.

Aesthetically, what’s most impressive about Kari Voutlainen’s newest piece is the intricate color-scheme of the dial. The variation of rose gold, green, purple and blue play off each other like the feathers of a peacock.

The interior and exterior curve vibrate at 18,000 vph.

 

Interestingly, on the bottom side of this watch, you can view the direct impulse escapement, which features two escapement wheels.

Bremont’s U-2 Blue and ALT1-B2 (GMT) Chronograph

Written by: K. Amanuel

 

The British watchmaker, Bremont, recently announced the addition of two new watches to its collection, the U-2 Blue and the ALT1-B2 (GMT) Chronograph. The U-2 Blue is part of their U-2 collection that was originally released in 2010 and is a blue-barrelled and blue-faced Chronometer. The U-2 Blue will be available in late May and is priced at $5450.

Technical Specification

Movement:

Modified calibre 13 1/4” BE-36AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, glucydur balance.

Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 38 hour power reserve, Bremont moulded and skeletised decorated rotor.

Function:

Hour/minute/second, date and day at 3H.

Case:

Hardened stainless steel Trip-Tick case construction with sapphire bi-directional rotating bezel. Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm. Protective patented anti-shock movement mount.

Case back:

Stainless steel with integrated flat crystal, 5 stainless steel screws with polished heads.

Bezel:

Patented inner bi-directional Roto-Click bezel. Operated by crown at 4H

Dial:

Metal dial, SuperLumiNova coated numerals and hands

Crystal:

Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal

Water Resistance:

Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres.

Strap/Bracelet:

Calf-skin leather strap and NATO military nylon strap

The second watch Bremont introduced is the ALT-B2 (GMT Chronograph), which is designed in collaboration with B2 “Stealth Bomber” Squadron, the long-range heavy ‘flying wing’ aircraft bomber. Bremont was approached to design a watch that was unique to B2 Squadron. Bremont Co-Founder Nick English stated, “Working on this project with the B2 crew could not have been more interesting, they knew exactly what they were trying to achieve which was great.” The watch will not be available publicly but will also be available in May and is priced at $6395.

Technical Specification
Movement:
Modified calibre 13 1/4” BE-54AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, Glucydur balance,Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800bph, 42 hour power reserve,Bremont moulded and skeletonised decorated DLC coated rotor
Functions:
Hour and Minute, Second counter at 9H, date at 3H Chronograph with Seconds, 30 minutesand 12 hours 24H UTC hand
Case:
Hardened stainless steel DLC coated made with Trip-Tick® construction. Case diameter43mm, case thickness 16mm, lug width 22mm
Case back:
Hardened stainless steel DLC coated with integrated flat crystal, 5 stainless steel screws withpolished heads. Bremont moulded and skeletonised decorated DLC coated rotor
Bezel:
Rotating inner bezel operated by crown at 8H
Dial:
Black metal dial with Super-LumiNova coated hands and numerals
Crystal:
Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres
Strap/Bracelet:
The watch comes on a calf-skin leather strap and a NATO style strap. A metal DLC coated steel bracelet is also available for an additional cost