Archive for August 2011

Only Watch Charity

August 8, 2011

Breguet’s  Réveil Musical for Only Watch 11

Breguet presents a unique creation, Réveil Musical, at the fourth edition of the world’s first luxury watch charity auction, Only Watch 2011, to be held on September 22, 2011 in the Principality of Monaco. The watch has a patented music box-type mechanism which enables this one-of-a-kind white gold Réveil Musical watch to play an equally unique tune, “Castle in the sky”, either on demand or at a pre-set time. The entirely original dial bearing a child’s hand completes a full rotation to touch the adult hand appearing on the flange.

Under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, 39 of the most prestigious and/or innovative Swiss watchmakers will auction a one-off model especially created for this unique event, to collect funds for research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

The Only Watch 2011 collection will be showcased in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York, Milan and Geneva from August 30 to September 17, 2011.

The tour will end in Monaco for a two-day exhibition (Sep. 21/22) at the Monaco Yacht Show, the world leading Superyacht show which co-organises Only Watch with the Monaco Association against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and with Antiquorum Auctioneers who will also hold hammer.

Victorinox’s Vintage

August 6, 2011

Victorinox’s Infantry Vintage Mechanical’s tone-on-tone colour block combination is an industry first.

The new Infantry Vintage Mechanical from Victorinox is trimmer in case size from its mechanical predecessors, in keeping with contemporary watch aesthetics. The look is simpler but refined: the tone-on-tone colour block combinations set it apart. The dial presentation has three bold hands and three circles of indicators – 24-hour military markers in the middle, oversized Arabic hours around them, and a 60-minute/second track with 5-second intervals at the dial periphery.

Every surface is satin-finished, with cut and polished angles subtly bringing a shimmering light to the outline. Generous volumes of luminescence – on the minute, hour hands and markers, greatly increase the watch’s night legibility. Anti-glare treatment on the sapphire crystal makes it equally easy to read in direct sunlight.

The standout case coating in an exclusive Black Ice PVD coating is a pollution-free and non-allergenic technology issued from the aeronautic industry. The warm and lustrous depth of the colour is underlined by its soft contrast with a brown dial and matching leather strap. The tone-on-tone color block combination available in black, beige, brown and indigo blue is an industry first.

The 3-hand, stainless steel case, leather strap is Rs. 50,000 approx while 3-hand, stainless steel case with Black Ice PVD treatment, leather strap is Rs. 55,000 approx.