Archive for June 2011

Victoria, Victoria

June 29, 2011

Victorinox’s Victoria is an all-day wear watch and is accessibly priced

Swiss watchmaker Victorinox has unveiled its non diamond versions of Victoria at much more affordable price.  Easy on your pocket this feminine and serene, the new Victoria — named after the mother of Victorinox founder, Mr. Karl Elsener – is effortlessly simple and straightforward. The seamless integration of the bracelet makes it fluid as it smoothly follows every movement of the wrist. Accessibly priced, rich to the touch and the eye, the 28mm watch is a perfect all-day wear.

The natural dial colours — eggshell beige, charcoal grey or a warm shade of brown — were chosen to play down contrasts with the shimmering steel, which is finely brushed and mirror polished. The muted palette heightens the watch’s sophistication.

The bracelet design plays a key role here: feeling weightless and extremely slender, its linking system is hidden from view. The links are uniquely hinged together, and the spherical middle part of the case, which meets the flat, rimless part of the bracelet, creates a subtle half-moon shape.

Additionally, there is the play of textures and patterns on the dial. Off-centred sunrays starting at 12 o’clock draw attention to the famous logo of Victorinox Swiss Army. On most models the hour markers are luminescent dots set into rounded and polished cabochons. The overall effect is feminine, timeless and elegantly understated. Price Rs 35,000 apprx.

Available at Mumbai: Kamdar & Kamdar-24136032, Swiss Boulevard-24813520, Swiss Galary-23520903, Swiss Paradise-28982060/3501, Watches of Switzerland-26402511/12, Just in Time-64528508(colaba) 64520084(oshiwara) 64528510(vashi) 65261200(thane), Prime Watch World-40214948; Pune: CT Pundole & Sons-26343685/2634; Nasik:Significant Moments- 2345252; Ahmedabad:The Golden Time-26441420/26924900; Surat: The Golden Time-2652065/6; Baroda: Jain Jewels-6621233; Hyderabad: Kamal Watch-66463366/9550422928, Meena Jewellers-23237170/9908648065, Ramesh Swiss watch Co-27812785, Krishna-66411215, F1-23376296; Bangalore: Rodeo Drive-22271977, Time Shop-22444550, Zimsons-30160125, Helios- 4110178; Chennai: The Helvetica-43577782/3, Wrist World-28112444; Kolkatta: Exclusive Lines-22820626, Ram’s watch-22888882; Indore: Samay enterprises-9826439014; New Delhi: Gangoly Brothers- 23346203, Time Point- 41425534

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Crazy Fendi

June 23, 2011

Fendi’s Crazy Carats are limited edition  watches, 200 pieces each

Fendi has launched its latest, the Gold Limited Edition Fendi Crazy Carats. The famous patented stainless steel timepiece with colour changing gemstones is now available in a limited edition with a solid 18KT gold bezel and genuine Crocodile Leather strap.  All 200 pieces are sold exclusively in Fendi boutiques and feature colour combinations from the Spring/Summer 2011 Fendi runway. Complimenting the contrasting dials of turquoise, honey, chocolate and blue with gold accents and the Fendi logo, are an eclectic mix of Genuine Crocodile leather straps, in blue, green, yellow and black.   Each watch comes with a striking coloured strap and dial. The combinations are limited to 50 pieces available with your one of a kind limited edition number engraved on the case back. By turning the crown at 4:00, you can rotate the 2.9 carats of hour marker gemstones from red to blue to green genuine topaz, with a stationary diamond always visible at 12:00.  Flip the 38mm timepiece over and watch the rotating mechanism at work through a sapphire crystal caseback.

This striking combination of Swiss made craftsmanship and Roman design establishes an unprecedented integration of jewellery and timepiece technology. Price: Rs 1.25 lakhs approx.

Black Forever

June 15, 2011

de Grisogono’s quartet in black and limited edition

Meccanico dG N09:The watch in titanium with a matt black PVD coating has handwinding mechanical movement, exclusive to de GRISOGONO. It has analogue display of hours and minutes with white dauphine hands. At bottom, it has mechanical digital second timezone displayed by white mobile microsegments. It comes with power reserve indicator and has sapphire glass front and case back. Water-resistant up to 30mts, it has only 10 pieces. Price on request.

” Occhio Ripetizione Minuti” So:The 18K gold watch with a matt black PVD coating is set with 167 black diamonds (1.9 carats). It has black matt twelve-blade titanium diaphragm dial with Arabic numerals in silvered script, dauphine hands in 18K white gold. Hour, quarter and minute repeater strike on three gongs (cathedral strike) with opening of the diaphragm. Water-resistant up to 30mts it is available in limited edition of five. Price on request.

Instrumentino S34 QZ : The 18K gold watch with a matt black PVD coating set with 405 black diamonds (6.9 carats). It has quartz movement with dual time.  The black guilloché dial is set with 312 black diamonds (1.10 carat).  Water-resistant up to 30mts it is available in limited edition of 10 pieces. Price on request.

Instrumento N°Uno DF S41:The 18K gold watch with a matt black PVD coating is set with 184 black diamonds (2.2 carats). The automatic movement  dual time and and date watch with black guilloché dial is set with 147 black diamonds (0.50 carat). It has grey Arabic numerals, grey dauphine-style hands and has crown set with a black diamond (0.10 carat). It is water-resistant up to 30mts. Price on request.

Live on Light

June 13, 2011

 Titan’s Light powered watches can be charged by any source of light

titan HTSE

Titan’s HTSE (High Tech Self Energized) watches is a collection of self energizing light powered watches which have a unique and unprecedented ability of being charged by any source of light upward of 200 lux power, ranging from sun light to a candle flame. These neo futuristic watches merge style with technology and mark a distinct departure from the customary classic and fashion offerings from Titan. Inspired by the most complex self energizing bodies like space stations & the space crafts, this collection is distinguished by the case contours in anthracite colours and the saucer shaped perforated dials. Loaded with following innovative light powered features like Quick Start Function(starts the watch from absolute dead state in 10-20 secs; Sleep Mode (increased shelf-life of the battery); End of Life (indicating recharge for the battery); Over charge prevention (to avoid the overcharging of the battery) and Time set warning function, this collection is a techno watch aficionado’s dream come true.  Targeted at the young urban male, this collection of 10 choices is priced between Rs. 6,495 – 10,995.

Available at all World of Titan showrooms, select leading multi brand outlets and departmental stores.