DRIVE DE CARTIERMOON PHASES WATCH
Cartier enriches its men’s collection Drive de Cartier with a moon phases model. This watch is fitted with the new Manufacture movement 1904-LU MC. A distinctive moon phase complication displayed at 6 o’clock tracks the cycle of new moons, half-moons and full moons. This extraordinarily precise complication is known as “astronomic”, needing to be corrected by one day every 125 years.
The Drive de Cartier Moon Phases watch stays true to the signature aesthetic of the Drive de Cartier collection: wearability. With a convex curved glass case and uncluttered white guilloché dial, it is available in pink gold or steel. This timepiece lends an unaffected touch of sophistication to everyday mechanics.
IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
The Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is the first model in IWC’s history to combine a chronograph from the 89000 calibre family with the perpetual calendar’s moon phase display in a subdial at “12 o’clock”. To achieve this, both the moon and the shadow of the earth are depicted on a single disc and rotate beneath an aperture in the lower part of the subdial. Together with the other three displays, this new function creates a harmonious unit on the dial of the 43mm watch. The Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is available in two versions: 18-caratred gold and stainless steel.
A silver-plated or gold-plated disc depicts the full moon in all its glory. At the same time, the rounded, dark blue section of the disc – representing the earth’s shadow – rotates to show the waxing or waning moon. With white gold particles sprinkled across the dark blue background, the subdial has the appearance of a star-studded night sky.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
The Royal Oak was the world’s first stainless steel high end Swiss watch. With its extra strong case, screw down octagonal bezel and exclusive “Grande Tapisserie” dial, the Royal Oak has become instantly recognisable as one of the worlds leading sports watches. The collection is named after British Royal Navy Battleships, which in turn were named for the tree which saved King Charles II from attack by his enemies. The octagonal shape is inspired by the cannon scuttles on the ships, and 40 years on from the original design by Gerald Genta, it still makes a bold statement.
This special edition in 18-carat pink gold with chocolate hand-stitched alligator strap and glareproofed sapphire crystal comes with a meticulous detailing on the expressive two-tone dial, especially the expanded chronograph counters in pink gold, enhancing the look and improving readability.
Rendez-Vous Moon Medium
The enigmatic and inspiring moon slowly glides over the face of this stainless steel Rendez-Vous Moon Medium watch set with diamonds. With its blue-tinted bracelet, it evokes the color of a clear blue sky. The moon, in all its splendor, is revealed by a wide aperture at 6 o’clock. The distinctive blue, elegantly grained surface presents a material effect that is strongly reminiscent of a nocturnal shimmer.
The center of the dial features a geometric guilloché motif, which evokes a halo of light. The edge of the dial is adorned with small, round hour-markers, achieving a striking harmony with the floral numerals of the iconic Rendez-Vous collection. To highlight the beauty and delicate design of the dial, the bezel is set with a row of stunningly pure diamonds.
Audemars Piguet’s Diamond Outrage
Audemars Piguet’s latest women’s high jewellery watch is surely not for the faint-hearted. The new Diamond Outrage is the third and final mega-diamond piece unveiled by the brand (first the Diamond Punk, then the Diamond Fury). The stunning timepiece is a decadent statement of watchmaking and gem setting, tempered by a healthy dose of modern, edgy daring.
The diamond-studded timepiece is inspired by the icy forests in Vallee de Joux. Brilliant cut diamonds and baguette cut diamonds are used in this statement piece. The sapphire-diamond version features six shades of blue and the bracelet is entirely snow set with 11,043 brilliant-cut sapphires in six different shades of blue and various sizes, totaling 65.47 carats of gemstones in all. Each stone is set so closely together that virtually no gold is visible.
A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange ‘Pour le Mérite’
The dazzling new A. Lange & Söhne Tourbograph Perpetual ‘Pour le Mérite’ is the epitome of classic watchmaking: its hallmarks permeate all domains from design and engineering to consummate, flawless artisanship. The dial itself reflects the traditional approach in timekeeping. Arabic numerals, a railway-track minute scale, blued steel hands for the time and rhodiumed gold hands for the calendar as well as the cloverleaf arrangement of the subsidiary dials pay tribute to the famous A. Lange & Söhne pocket watches.
Tradition also governs technical details such as column-wheel control for the chronograph and rattrapante mechanisms as well as the screw balance. Finally, it manifests itself in typical quality elements such as the two diamond endstones that suspend the tourbillon cage or the black-polished tourbillon bridge. The stately platinum case with a diameter of 43mm is a fitting stage for this horological masterpiece.