Archive for the ‘Below Rs 2 lakhs’ category

Rejoice F1 fans

October 15, 2011

TAG Heuer launches two watches to coincide with Formula 1, one each for men and women

TAG Heuer is honouring its longstanding relationship with motor racing with its “Mastering Speed for 150 years” celebrations by launching a very special ‘India Racing Edition’ . This also coincides with the maiden year of Formula One launch in India and therefore, serves a perfect offering for both TAG Heuer and F1 fans.

TAG Heuer India Racing

The TAG Heuer Carrera Tachymeter Chronograph has been chosen for this special edition. This 200 pieces numbered limited edition has been adorned with the logo of ‘Mastering Speed for 150 Years’ with striking India colors – Saffron and Green. The presence of the car shaped logo on the dial adds to the thrill of TAG Heuer fans as well as car racing enthusiasts. The ‘Mastering Speed for 150 Years’ logo has been placed on the dial at 9 ’o clock as well as on the Sapphire Crystal case back. The chronograph hand along with the thread stitching on the leather strap is in India saffron colors, which provides a fresh, enthusiastic appeal and captures the soul of TAG Heuer, which is, innovation, prestige, performance and precision. Price Rs 1, 99,000

TAG Heuer F1 Lady Gold

For the new bride to be, TAG Heuer Formula 1 Lady Gold Ceramic combines the best of both worlds: gold-ceramic; reliable-chic; masculine-feminine. With accents of gold, it’s a truly unique timepiece. The bezel is an exquisite polished gold plated (18K 2N) & ceramic with 84 Wesselton diamonds and the bracelet plated in shimmering gold. The white diamond dial, with 11 to Wesselton diamonds and luminescent markers on polished gold plated minute and hour hands, add an extra edge to this one of a kind timepiece apt for her special day. Price Rs 1, 99,000

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.

Freelancer, a new avatar

April 8, 2011

Raymond Weil Freelancer 42mm comes with a chronograph

Freelancer, a successful collection of the Raymond Weil independent family’s Swiss Brand, continues to evolve, always remaining true to the brand’s classical watch making tradition, with up-to-date lines, dials in timeless shades and increasing refinement.



With three hands and a date window, a visible balance wheel or a chronograph, the collection is being offered in three case sizes, 29mm, 38mm and 42mm. The ladies models, occasionally adorn their bezel or indexes with diamonds, dancing gracefully to time’s music. This year, the brand offers the collection’s amateurs a new chronograph model, still in a 42mm size, with an opalescent dial and faultlessly elegant blue hands.


The watch’s dark brown leather strap contrasts perfectly with the iridescent dial and the polished and satin finishes of its steel case. This new model with its intentional, calming simplicity, has is irresistibly attractive. Price Rs 1,43,870.

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

Monaco and Carrera

October 19, 2010

TAG Heuer – Monaco 40th Anniversary re-edition in limited edition of 1000 pieces

tag heuer monaco 40 years

A stunning tribute to the “McQueen Monaco” as seen in the film classic Le Mans: left-side crown, vintage blue dial, red hands and indexes, silver sub-dials at 3 and 9, vintage “HEUER” logo at 12. The 38 mm case in 316L stainless steel is engraved on the back with “Steve McQueen” and signed “ Jack Heuer.” The sapphire crystal is water-resistant to 50 meters. Two straps options: the original in black perforated leather or a new offer in elegant blue alligator. Limited edition of 1,000, each delivered with a special commemorative case in the series’ distinctive colours. Price: Rs 1,98,000

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Day-Date Chronograph

tag heuer carrera calibre

The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Day-Date Chronograph now includes a titanium version that is strongly influenced by the motor racing experience. Its brushed titanium case is in perfect harmony with the carbon effect on the dial and the leather strap. This titanium model is more sporting yet more elegant than ever and, like all the Carrera Chronographs, it is a coveted object: daring, timeless and indispensable. Price: Rs 1,84,000

Omega’s New Constellation Launched

August 19, 2010

sonali bendre and abhishek bachchan

Omega launched its latest collection, New Constellation, at a glittering star-studded event attended by its Brand ambassadors Abhishek Bachchan and Sonali Bendre Behl.

The new range with the supernova dial design brings a new variant of style and sophistication into the Omega range. At the heart of the launch of New Constellation lies its promise of design superiority and exclusivity. In addition to traditional designs, the New Constellation offers to consumers contemporary yet dressy watches. The range presents a mix of sleek and strong looks. The women’s line introduces leather straps for the first time in the Constellation range.  Price Rs 96k onwards for ladies and Rs 1,05k onwards for men.

Available at Omega boutiques and key multi-brand outlets in select cities