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Friday 18 February, 2011 - 12:30 PM EST

The Longines DolceVita

Stainless Steel Watch

The Longines DolceVita wristwatches are a perfect square. Even though it was designed with the classic spirit, at the same time it was though as a contemporary, stylish and sophisticated fashion design. Longines DolceVita offers a wide spectre of more than five case sizes made of steel, gold and diamonds depending on the model. Its numerals can be whether Roman or Arabic and its hour markers can even be kite-shaped. Many of the Longines DolceVita models house a fine self-winding movement that provides date and time of the day. They are also water resistant to 30 meters.

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Thursday 17 February, 2011 - 16:40 PM EST

Breitling Callisto

The Breitling woman

Breitling windrider callisto caliber breitling 77
Caliber: Breitling 77 // Battery: 395 // Battery life: 3-4 years

Callisto is an inescapable Breitling classic known for its ability to combine a distinguished, sporting nature with an aura of exquisite elegance. Callisto excels in the fields of aesthetic refinement by offering a series of original and particularly elaborate dials. The latter feature striking details such as contrasting smooth and egine-turned surfaces and meticulously polished curving numerals and hour markers. This sophisticated model is endowed with undeniable technical qualities, including its SuperQuartz TM accuracy and its water resistance guaranteed to a depth of 660 ft (200 m). It is precisely this blend of technique and elegance that gives Callisto its irresistible charm.

Check out Breitling's watches at Interwatches!

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Breitling Navitimer Heritage, Caliber Breitling 35

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Possible related Links and Source:

[ Breitling's Official Website ]

[ Breitling for Betley's Official Website ]

[ The Breitling Watch Blog ]

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Wednesday 16 February, 2011 - 11:50 AM EST

Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk

Strong Maritime Connotations

The name “Sea Hawk” denotes, since the Second World War, models dedicated to “active service” (especially products with naval associations). Since the 1960s and 1970s, the Sea Hawk line became the characteristically range of diving watches till present.
The current design, created in 2002, represents a definite contribution to the unique, established identity of this model. This collection cases are of wide dimensions, with the crown positioned at 4 o’clock protected by a completely original ergonomic crown shield.
New editions of the legendary tourbillion models with gold bridges, enchanting minute repeaters, double chronographs, and two completely new automatic movements ensure that this company, one that is able to look back on a long 200-year history, will retain its prominent position among he genuine Swiss manufactures. The rectangular collection Vintage 1945 has developed into a true bestseller, much to the surprise of all those involved, and is added onto every year with new variations. The first new diver’s model since 1989 was also launched this year. Its name is oriented on a historical GP model: Sea Hawk. This watch, however, has nothing in common with the model of the same name from the 1960s. Not only is the case with the screwed-in crown at 4 o’clock protected by special flanks new. So is the fact that is outfitted with one of the company’s own manufacture movements. The movement of the special model to honor John Harrison, the inventor of marine chronometer is not only outfitted with a date window at 1 o’clock and a power reserve display at 6 o’clock (as is the normal Sea Hawk) but also a subsidiary seconds display near 11 o’clock. Girard Perregaux’s ties to the Italian race and sports car manufacturer Ferrari has borne the fruit of an annual limited chronograph edition to honor the championships won by the noble marque. As long as the red racers continue winning on the race tracks of this world, this will certainly not change.

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Tuesday 15 February, 2011 - 10:40 AM EST

Rolex Oyster

The famous Swiss watchmaker

Although it is the generally accepted view that Hans Wilsdorf, the famous Swiss watchmaker, sitting alone in his Geneva workshop and working late into night, came up with the idea of the Oyster case and thereby set Rolex off in a new direction, none of this is true. Wilsdorf was never either Swiss or a watchmaker. The Oyster was the result of at least four attempts by the company to produce a waterproof case prior to the introduction of the Oyster.

Despite his British Nationality and Swiss domicile Hans was very much a German and his greatest strengths were his persistence and his dedication to slow progressive development of his existing product and so after trying hardly, in 1914, Wilsdorf and Davis introduced their first watch with a threaded bezel and back. The introduction of the Borgel cases was known to be the first model produced by Rolex in which the case was specifically designed to give protection against some of the elements. When Rolex wristwatches sales took off in the tropical markets on India and East Asia, in hot and humid conditions there were natural challenges: humidity over mechanisms. Baumgartner came up with the “hermetic” cases solution that Wilsdorf  patented in London on May 10, 1923. Wilsdorf was so proud of his watch that even before submitting his patent he applied for three new model names, “Aqua”, “The Submariner” and “Diver”. He also registered a new style of window display involving the suspension of a working watch in an aquarium.

Finally, in October 30, 1925, in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Paul Perregaux and Georges Peret, two prototype maker, filed a patent that was later given the number 114, 948 which describes the invention for a moisture proof winding stem and button. The button utilized springs and double helical screws to provide the first real solution to waterproofing a watch steam. The both sold their rights to the patent to Wilsdorf and a year later a British patent was then issued bearing the number 260.554 has always been seen as the Original Oyster Patent.

The name “Oyster” it self was Wilsdorf’s own contribution, saying he was inspired by the diffulty he experienced in opening an oyster while preparing a dinner party. He registered the name in Switzerland on July 29, 1926 and two months later in London.

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Monday 14 February, 2011 - 15:20 PM EST

Girard-Perregaux Ferrari

Watches, motors, time and velocity.

One of the few genuine Swiss 'manufactures', Girard Perregaux has abounding leading according to Swiss brands with its thin calibers 3000 and 3100. Girard-Perregaux has proven to be a master of technically demanding pieces. The company holds multiple Tourbillion calibres, including the famed Three Gold Bridges originally created by Constant Girard-Perregaux in 1889. The longstanding relationship between Ferrari and Girard-Perregaux recently came to an end, but the company has channelled its love of racing chronographs to the new Laureato EVO3 and its passion for the race to the America's Cup and the BMW Oracle Team. Sea Hawks featuring the BMW Oracle logo as well as extremely rare Tourbillion models of the Sea Hawk have been produced in celebration of the union.
“We wanted to honour a unique, I would say perfect, idea which many have tried to execute but which none have been able to fully realize. To the Ferrari idea is combined the same pleasure of the extreme, the same desire for quality craftsmanship, the same spirit of research.” Girard Perregaux and Ferrari, says Macaluso, are united not only by a life’s philosophy, but also by the industrial infrastructure which allows them to envision and then create each component of their treasures by themselves. Movements, cases and bracelets on the one hand, motor, engines and internal compositions on the other. There could not be a finer or more symbiotic relationship. The images confirm this. Behind the “horse” which gallops across the silver quadrant of the Ferrari one can almost hear the screech of wheel on asphalt, the rumble of cylinders, and the pistons against time. 

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