Archive for the ‘Men's Watch’ category

Breguet’s Twosome

April 6, 2011

Breguet’s Type XX and Marine Royale are worth a handsome wrist


type xx

To honour the 100th anniversary of the Aéronavale on a specifically watch making level, Breguet has chosen to issue a special Type XX in a limited, numbered series of 1,000. The chronograph has a round case made of steel, with a fluted middle of diameter 39 mm. It has rounded lugs and a bidirectional rotating bezel. The watch is water-resistant to 10 bar (100 metres). The solid case back is engraved with the official Naval Aviation centenary emblem. The dial is matt black with luminous hands and numerals and chapter ring with Arabic numerals. The movement is self-winding chronograph with fly back function. With 25 jewels it has a 48-hour power reserve with an annular balance and Swiss straight-line lever escapement. The strap is hand-sewn calfskin leather.



marine royale white gold

Breguet’s Marine Royale 5847 comes with an alarm device that can only delight both amateur divers and aficionados of exceptional complications. The alarm setting crown and on-off pushpiece, in gold, are sheathed in rubber for easier handling. The bezel’s unidirectional rotation is secured by a blocking pawl, visible and located between the two winding crowns on the case flank. Shaped like a wave, it recalls the watch’s essential functions.  Price Rs 29.10 lakhs


Available at: Swatch Group (India) Pvt. Ltd. T: 91-11-46092907

Come alive, watch

March 7, 2011

Valence, the skeletal-dial mechanical watch from Titan

valence from titan

Valence is a hand wound mechanical watch from Titan. The skeletal-dial watch with exposed watch mechanism visible through scratch-resistant sapphire crystal makes the watch come alive. Designed in dual finish of steel and rose gold, with bold indices and large crown, the watch is a combination of classic mechanical watch encompassed in bold design. The see through threaded back cover and the offset seconds hand at the 9-Hour position further enhance the appeal of the watch. Price Rs 17,995.

Available across the country in all World of Titan outlets, leading multi brand outlets and other stores like Shoppers Stop, Central and Lifestyle.


French Connection

February 23, 2011

Pierre Lannier, French watches in India

Livtek India recently launched a new and vibrant collection of Pierre Lannier fashion watches. Pierre Lannier is   the ‘most sold watches’ in France, the country with the largest share of watch sales in Europe. Pierre Lannier exquisite fashion creations have won numerous international awards. Each watch is manufactured by skilled craftsman, employing state–of–the-art robot assembly units and laser technology. Pierre Lannier watches are all manufactured in-house. Each watch is aesthetically packed in an attractive case and comes with a 2 years international warranty.

Women’s Collection

Glam and The City: Ideal for the busy working women with a choice of metal, mother-of –pearl, white and black straps this watch suits the jet-setting lifestyle of busy executives, matching with charging fashion styles. Price Rs. 18k to Rs. 20k.


Flowers Collection: Designed like pieces of jewellery with intricate flowers engraved on the strap, it  is available in a stainless steel strap. A perfect watch for a formal meeting as well as a cocktail party.  Price Rs. 21k to Rs. 23k.

Ligne Pure: Return to the classics with this collection. With extra flat cases, refined designs, these watches are the epitome of elegance. Bound by Milanese or leather straps, these watches come in silver, gold or chocolate finishes. Price Rs. 13k to Rs. 15k.

Men’s Collection

The Adventurer’s Spirit: This stainless steel chronograph watch is ideal for every occasion, whether it is for urban hikes, safaris in the country or just to get the relaxed adventurer look. : Price Rs. 21k to 25k.


Chic Men: This stainless automatic watch is a perfect accessory for the elegantly turned out smart man. Price Rs. 18k to Rs. 20k

Available at select stores across India namely Kenya Watch Co, Jasubhai Jewellers, Eleganza Gift Shop, Bhagwati Enterprises, Sa’aa, Ankeys Watch Boutique, Hero Watch Co., M Yusuf Jewellers, Watch World, Time Square, S.H. Mumbtazuddin, Murli’s, P.K. Watch Co., Eastern Watch Co., Pallazio, Big Shop, Sheetal Watch co. and amongst others.

Primary Colours

January 22, 2011

Back to the fashionable future with Swatch New Gent Collection

Swatch’s New Gent collection is bigger, bolder and positively provocative. Its designed for the active man or woman with an eye for the big new trends in accessories and art for the wrist. The New Gent Collection models are 41mm wide, and the height of the case and crystal combined is 11mm. Each model has a large, colourful plastic case with a generous, colour-coded dial, a day/date window at 3 o’clock and rugged, matt silicone straps in complementary monochrome colours.

red rebel

RED REBEL : A bold, dynamic timepiece plays with the primary colour of passion. The solid red silicone strap and loop of this positively provocative New Gent complement a matching transparent red plastic case and buckle. The sun brushed red dial presents slim white indexes at all hours and a black-on-white day/date window at 3 o’clock. In the absence of all numerals, shiny metal hour and minute hands with white superlite highlights and a slim white seconds hand mark the time. Price Rs 2950.

burgundy rebel

BURGUNDY REBEL: This stylish piece takes a trend-setting colour from the fashion labs and runways to the wrist. The matt silicone strap and loop of this gorgeous New Gent wrap the wrist in solid burgundy. The transparent burgundy plastic buckle and case match and complement the strap. The sun brushed burgundy dial features slim pink indexes at all hours and a black-on-pink day/date window at 3 o’clock. In the absence of all numerals, shiny metal hour and minute hands with white superlite highlights and a slim, bright pink seconds hand mark the time of day. Price Rs 2950.

Available at Swatch Stores: Delhi: Select City Walk, F-16, 1st Floor, A-3, District Centre, Saket, Ph: 011-40588744; Chandigarh: SCO 21, Sector 17E, Ph: 0172-5012033; Chennai: The Helvetica, F-49, Spencer Plaza, 91B, Phase II, Anna Salai, Ph: 044-28490013/15;  Mumbai: Atria-The Millenium Mall, First Floor, Shop No. 122, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Ph: 022-    24813523, Inorbit Mall, Malad (W), Ph: 022-66406992,G-3, Palladium, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel Ph: 022-24940952; Kolkata: 164/1, Mani Square Mall, Maniktala Main Road, Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, Ph: 40002988, Bangalore: Garuda Mall, No. 11, Magrath Road, Ph: 080-66141018; Forum Mall, Ground Floor, Adugodi Main road, Koramangala.Ph: 080-22067921; Pune: SGS Magnum Mall, Moledina Road, Ph: 020-32306433.

Bossing in the Air

January 20, 2011

Airboss Mach 8 is inspired by an aircraft carrier’s “Air Boss”, the individual perched atop the command tower

Victorinox’s Airboss Mach 8 Special Edition is equipped with top level sophisticated mechanical self-winding movement, insuring precision and robustness, while offering an exhibition caseback to view the mechanisms. It also features enhanced functionality pioneered by Victorinox swiss army by having its movement rotated 180 degree clockwise, bringing the start/stop chronograph pusher to 8 o’ clock to optimal thumb operation. the crown and date window are at 9,while a second crown at 2 activates a key AirBoss function: the internal bidirectional flange surrounding the dial features the countdown of aircraft takeoff/landing. This storied collection is inspired by an aircraft carrier’s ”Air Boss”, the individual perched atop the command tower who determines, with pinpoint accuracy, every take-off and landing maneuver on the ship. Price: Rs 1,06,000 .

Available at all Basecamp Traveller Outlets” in Mumbai (Lower Parel and Thane) Delhi and NCR, Chennai, Hyderabad, Amritsar.

Racer’s Watch

January 20, 2011

Edox Chronorally has the ability to switch between different race timing modes, mechanically, a rarity


edox chronorally

In conjunction with the World Rally Championship, Edox has created an entire collection dedicated to the world’s best rally drivers and their co-drivers. The new Edox Chronorally is a sports timing instrument which can simultaneously measure elapsed time, accumulate stage times, recount/replay, whilst maintaining accurate standard time keeping functions. Essential as any onboard controls, the Chronorally sets the standard for those with a passion for motor sports. This WRC timepiece has umpteen functions, in addition to the standard display; the watch offers stage timing with an accumulated stage time, recount /replay mode, countdown mode and chronograph.  All the functions are accessible by means of push pieces and the crown which with its outside design permits easy access for the gloved hands of a rally driver. The WRC Chronograph also boasts other rally-themed details like a raised caseback which represents a WRC wheel rim and a rubber wristband featuring a car tyre tread pattern. The ability to switch between different race timing modes, mechanically, is definitely rare. This particular version is made for rally racing, but it would definitely be cool to see this type of selector function on chronographs for other sports as well. Price: Rs.1, 22,600.


Available at Ethos Swiss Watch Studios

Breguet’s Marine Chrono

January 5, 2011

Breguet’s Marine Chrono with Ruby Baguettes is a beauty with brains

breguet marine chrono

The Marine 5829 Haute Joaillerie Chronograph is sure to delight anyone wanting to time sports performances with exceptional brilliance. Adopting the main features of Breguet model 5827, its self-winding mechanical movement is housed in a case entirely set with baguette-cut diamonds. Exactly 186 precious stones enhance the case bezel, lugs, frame, pushpieces and crown.

The dial’s silvered gold and delicately engine-turned mother-of-pearl form a dazzling composition. The date is shown in a dial aperture at 6 o’clock while baguette-cut sapphires or diamonds enhance the white gold version’s 15-minute sectoral readout and baguette-cut rubies or diamonds on the rose gold one. Wave-patterned engine-turning and blued, facetted Breguet hands complete the dial’s rich visual effects.

Over and above the meticulous workmanship and vast expertise which designs like these call for, the precious stones are selected with extreme rigour. Not only must the gems be internally pure, they also have to match to perfection in terms of colour, size and cut as even minute differences might spoil the design’s overall harmony