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Tuesday 29 September, 2009 - 17:00 PM EDT

Cartier Roadster

Limited Edition: Available at a Cartier showroom.

An automatic, self-winding mechanical movement, also water resistance to 330-foot. It features an extra-large case with a walnut burl face accented by rhodium zed hour, minute and second hands. This limited edition version of the Cartier Roadster comes with an interchangeable leather band. The rose-gold version is limited to just 250 pieces, while the white gold incarnation is limited to only 150 and carries a higher price at $41,000. These watches are available at a Cartier showroom.

Technical Information:
Movement: hand-wound mechanical, exclusive Panerai OP X calibre, 16½ lignes, 17 jewels. Glucydur® balance with Nivarox® I spring, 21,600 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 56 hours. Côtes de Genève decoration on the bridges.

Functions: hours and minutes.
Case: diameter 47 mm, polished steel with removable wire loop strap attachments (patented). Winding crown personalised Panerai.

Bezel: polished steel.

Back: see-through sapphire crystal.

Dial: black with luminous hour markers and Arabic and Roman numerals.

Crystal: PLEXIGLAS, 2 mm thick.

Water resistance: 30 metres.

Strap: leather with PANERAI personalised steel sewn-in buckle.
* Officine Panerai is not the owner of the Trade Marks Glucydur®, Nivarox®, Incabloc® and PLEXIGLAS®

Possible Related Links:

Cartier's Official Web Site ]

Panerai's Official Web Site ]

Cartier's Watches at Interwatches!

Panerai's Watches at Interwatches!

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Friday 25 September, 2009 - 13:50 PM EDT

Tag Heuer Monaco V4

Limited Edition Watch. ($80,000)

(Tag Heuer Monaco V4 Limited Edition Watch)

Limited edition of just 150 watches the Monaco V4. It is the only Tag Heuer watch made from platinum (170 grams of it), fact that gives to it its modern style.

The Monaco V4 changes inspired from car engines. Like mechanical watches, it engines has the same concepts: transmission, friction, torque and power. But, the Tag Heuer First uses a 4.25-gram platinum ingot which acts as a sort of cylinder, in a linear movement. Then, changes the transmission of power from the traditional wheels to a drive-belt transmission: 13 belts with a gauge measure of 0.5 x 0.45mm.

The Monaco V4 uses 2.2mm diameter bearings with 0.25mm balls rotating inside, rather than synthetic rubies to reduce friction acting as energy generators with bridges made of transparent sapphire.

The Monaco V4 wristwatch was presented at Baselworld in 2004. Then, in 2007, a production ready piece was shown. 2009 was the year in which the Monaco V4 watch version was finally presented.

(Tag Heuer Monaco V4 Limited Edition Watch)

Transmission: 13 notched belts of 0.5 x 0.45 mm; 39 ball races of 2.2 mm diameter and 0.5 thick
Energy: 4 barrels storing 375g of energy each: 1.5 kg total strength
Automatic winding system: Linear oscillating weight: 4.25g platinum ingot.
Movement features: 18,000 vibrations per hour.

Possible Related Links:

TAG Heuer's Official Web Site ]


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Friday 25 September, 2009 - 09:10 AM EDT

NEW Breitling Cosmonaute

Limited Edition

(NEW Breitling Cosmonaute Limited Edition)

1962. The space race was well under way. Already a supplier to civilian and military aviation, Breitling naturally took a keen interest in this new human adventure. Based on the Navitimer chronograph, the brand’s technicians developed the Cosmonaute, a space-going version of this instrument indicating the daily 24 hours in a single sweep of the dial. Given the extremely relative nature of day and night in space, this configuration prevents possible confusion between midday and midnight. On May 24th 1962, the astronaut Scott Carpenter tested this instrument under real-life conditions during his orbital flight aboard the Aurora 7 capsule.

For its 125th anniversary, Breitling has chosen to issue a limited series of the model that became the first wrist chronograph to experience space travel. Only 1,000 of these Cosmonaute watches will be produced, all equipped for the occasion with an original version of the intriguing 24-hour dial. Further accentuating its distinctive character and in tribute to a modern design icon from the 1960s, the Cosmonaute Limited Edition is fitted exclusively with the rigid perforated Air Racer bracelet.

[Source: Breitling Press Release]

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Thursday 24 September, 2009 - 11:30 AM EDT

Watches in Movies

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Stranger Than Fiction (2006), Pulp Fiction (1994), Rambo (2008) and Push

Anthony Zimmer (2005)

In Paris, the international police force together with the Russian mafia is trying to chase Anthony Zimmer, a man responsible for laundry of dirty money in France. The only means of reaching Zimmer is through his beloved mistress Chiara, who is under surveillance of the police and the mobsters.

IWC Limited Edition Portuguese Chronograph
Chiara (Sophie Marceau) is wearing aIWC Portuguese

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Agent James Bond 007 is on a mission that includes a media magnate, his former lover and a Chinese agent. Bond gains the helping of Wai Lin on his quest to stop him, but how will Bond feel when he meets up with his former lover, who is know Carver's wife.

Omega Seamaster Professional
An x-ray of an Omega Seamaster from the opening credits.

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring and repetitive. One day Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his life.

Timex Ironman
Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) wears a Timex Ironman

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hit men up to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his next fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-for incidents.

Lancet WWI Trench Watch
A close-up shot of the watch worn

Rambo (2008)

In Thailand, John Rambo is living peacefully capturing snakes and transporting people and cargo in an old boat. But when he joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit. Rambo refuses, but is convinced by another member, Sarah Miller, to take them up there. When the aid workers are captured by the Burmese army, Rambo decides to venture alone into the war zone to rescue them.

Panerai Marina Base PVD
Rambo (Sylvester Stalone) wears a Panerai Marina Base in PVD

Push (2009)

A group of young American ex-pats with telekinetic and clairvoyant abilities are hiding from a clandestine U.S. government agency. They must utilize their different talents and band together for a final job enabling them to escape the agency forever.

Swiss Navy Chronograph

Possible Related Links:

[ IWC's Official Web Site ]

Omega's Official Web Site ]

Timex's Official Web Site ]

Panerai's Official Web Site ]

Swiss Navy's Official Web Site ]

IWC's Watches at Interwatches!

Omega's Watches at Interwatches!

Panerai Watches at Interwatches!

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Thursday 24 September, 2009 - 07:10 AM EDT

The new 500 Fathoms surfaces

The Old Port of Cannes

(The new 500 Fathoms surfaces)

Blancpain presents the “1big sister” of its famous Fifty Fathoms watch: the brand-new 500 Fathoms. More high-performance and high-tech than ever, the brand’s latest diver’s watch displays an uncompromisingly sporting design. Water-resistant to 1000 metres, it is equipped with a helium decompression valve that is vital when diving in a closed environment. The ultra-virile 500 Fathoms is fi tted with a 48 mm-diameter titanium case – an unusual size for Blancpain.

Presented as the ultimate sports watch, the 500 Fathoms is making a striking entrance into the collection of Blancpain diver’s watches. Endowed with a new face, a new size and new performances, the 500 Fathoms is water-resistant to 1000 metres. It features a brushed titanium case measuring 48 mm in diameter, equipped with a crown guard. Placed inside the case at 10 o’clock, an automatic decompression valve guarantees the security and the reliability of the watch, without requiring any handling on the part of the wearer.

To enhance readability, Blancpain has designed large phosphorescent Arabic numerals that are hollowed into the sunray-brushed metal appliques. The luminescent coating on the hour-markers, bezel markings and hands, along with the red tip of the sweep seconds hand, ensure optimal readability in all circumstances. The luminescent base of the black dial reveals its fluorescence only in the dark, while the date appears in white against a black background at 4 o’clock. The unidirectional ratcheted bezel facilitates handling and avoids any involuntary extension of the dive time. Crafted in titanium and sapphire crystal, it features a gentle cambered relief that reduces the risk of impacts.

(The new 500 Fathoms surfaces)

The 500 Fathoms is powered by the self-winding Calibre 1315, specifically designed to equip sports watches. It incorporates balance with micrometric regulating screws, which helps to prevent any jarring from disturbing the smooth running of the watch. Three series coupled barrels guarantee constant energy and a five-day power reserve. The calendar mechanism enables the user to make fast date adjustments in either direction even at midnight, without any risk of damaging the mechanism. Another noteworthy feature of the 500 Fathoms is its sapphire crystal allowing one to admire its self-winding movement, as well as its engraved oscillating weight shaped like a boat propeller, without compromising either water resistance or safety.
The new 500 Fathoms is equipped with a sturdy, sporty and watertight strap in rubber-lined black sail canvas. A brand-new triple-blade folding clasp secured with two pushers on either sides sets the finishing touch, while an additional rubber strap and the implement required to fit it complete the set which comes in an ultra-rugged presentation box designed to withstand extreme conditions. The performances and the reliability of the 500 Fathoms represent a major new technical accomplishment bearing the unmistakable signature of Blancpain, which is thereby eloquently reaffirming the expertise of its Manufacture in the demanding world of diver’s watches.

[Source: Blancpain's Official Web Site Press Release]


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