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.
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 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.
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.
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!
(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.
IWCAquatimer 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 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.
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.)
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.
LeBron James continues to expand his brand which now includes a stylish kind of HeatAudemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Lebron James chronograph limited edition watch.
James, aka “King James”, collaborated with Audemars Piguet (AP) to design a watch that would reflect his personal style and refined tailored demeanor. James worked extensively with the AP team to produce a watch design that was capable of effortlessly transitioning from everyday casual wear to a sophisticated affair. James commented that he wanted the design of his AP Royal Oak Offshore chronograph to be something that people would love as much as he loves playing the game of basketball – an objective Audemars Piguet works to achieve in each of its watch designs.
The AP Royal Oak Offshore Lebron James (Reference 26210OI.A109CR.01) chronograph watch brings its own distinctive game in an octagonal shaped 44 mm brushed 18K rose gold case harmoniously contrasted by a brushed titanium bezel. The dial exhibits the familiar AP Royal Oak family’s Méga-Tapisserie pattern in a grey color, rose gold indices (at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock) and Arabic numerals. The self-winding chronograph features a date display at 3 o’clock, small seconds at 12 o’clock, and also displays minutes and hour counters respectively positioned on the dial. The crown and push-pieces are appointed in black ceramic with an added elegant feature revealed in the start/stop pusher at 2 o’clock – 14 set diamonds.
AP Royal Oak Offshore Lebron James keeps time housing AP’s chronograph Calibre 3126/3840. The caseback features a glare proof sapphire crystal engraved with “Royal Oak Offshore Limited Edition Lebron James” along with LBJ signature printed in blue on the sapphire crystal. It is adorned with a grey crocodile strap with an 18K rose gold pin buckle (along with additional grey rubber strap).
James and Audemars Piguet CEO Francois-Henry Bennahmias unveiled the AP Royal Oak Offshore Lebron James at a special press conference in Miami Beach, home to James’ team the Miami Heat late September of last year. AP Royal Oak Offshore Lebron James is a limited edition watch consisting of only 600 pieces worldwide. It retails for $51,500 of which proceeds from the sale of each watch will benefit the Lebron James Family Foundation.