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Swatch’s Gamechanger

April 26, 2013

Can you think of a swiss made mechanical  for 100 swiss francs? No. Swatch makes it possible with  Swatch Sistem51.

Swatch-Sistem51-2The decade-old brand  launched Swatch Sistem51 at the Baselworld 2013. It’s a fully automated assembly made mechanical movement composed of only 51 components, a 90 hour power reserve and a selling price of no more than 100 Swiss Francs. The movement is an automatic, but in place of the rotor,  it has a transparent disc rotating around a central screw. This allows users to see into the movement and all the intricate details of the 51 components. It offers the advantage of not having to wind the watch every day like an automatic and the ability to see the movement unblocked by a rotor such as in a hand wound watch.

It has 51 components compared to most mechanical watches which have double that number. It’s a great accomplishment indeed.

Interestingly, the material that the movement is made is called ARCAP, an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc with exceptional anti-magnetic qualities. The components are hermetically sealed within the case, preventing moisture of foreign objects from interfering within. The movement itself is 100% assembled by machines. The components are welded together to form an assembly centered around a single screw, and the advanced design of the escapement does away with the need for a regulator. The rate in fact is set in the manufacturing process by a laser, which means manual adjustments are totally unnecessary Top it all off  itcomes with a 90-hour power reserve. What more do you need in life?

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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.

 

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.

Titan’s Tycoon

October 20, 2010

Titan’s Tycoon Collection is priced upwards of Rs 3k

Titan has unveiled its all-new collection of chronograph and multifunction watches, with international styling, called Tycoon. Every watch in the collection makes a statement about the person who wears it. The gold and steel exterior shines in the darkest hour. The hands move ahead deftly and unwaveringly. The designs have the grandeur of the calm. And Swarovski crystals glint modestly from the bezel. Priced between Rs. 3,000 and Rs. 12,000, Tycoon collection is available in eight different styles across 25 variants.

 

Signature 1533

Forged in stainless steel, the watch is loaded with features like knurled solid link, two toned bracelet, scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass and a VD53 chronograph movement, giving the wearer a true feeling of power and success. The watch is also available with a World Time feature, powered by the in house Titan T7299 calibre.  Offered in gold, rose gold and steel versions. Price: Rs. 10,995.

Glitterati 1535

A multifunction watch with day and date function, the watch is studded with original Swarovski Crystals. The contemporary look makes it the perfect accessory for the man of independent spirit seeking to explore new horizons. Designed with multi-lugs and integrated croco leather strap, the watch is available in gold and rose gold version. Price: Rs. 5,995.

 

Grande 1537

The Grande 1537 is a stylishly powerful watch which brings out the inherent pride of success for the new generation achievers. Encased in an all stainless steel and scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass, this chronograph is available in gold and steel, rose gold and Steel, IP black and gold and IP black and rose gold versions. Price: Rs. 10,995.

Available at Titan Flagship store, Bandra, T: 65120108; World of Titan, Colaba,T: 65023928, 22882872; World of Titan, Khar, T: 26461620

Titan has unveiled its all-new collection of chronograph and multifunction watches, with international styling, called Tycoon. Every watch in the collection makes a statement about the person who wears it. The gold and steel exterior shines in the darkest hour. The hands move ahead deftly and unwaveringly. The designs have the grandeur of the calm. And Swarovski crystals glint modestly from the bezel. Priced between Rs. 3,000 and Rs. 12,000, Tycoon collection is available in eight different styles across 25 variants.

 

tycoon signature

Forged in stainless steel, the watch is loaded with features like knurled solid link, two toned bracelet, scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass and a VD53 chronograph movement, giving the wearer a true feeling of power and success. The watch is also available with a World Time feature, powered by the in house Titan T7299 calibre.  Offered in gold, rose gold and steel versions. Price: Rs. 10,995.

 

 

tycoon glitterati

A multifunction watch with day and date function, the watch is studded with original Swarovski Crystals. The contemporary look makes it the perfect accessory for the man of independent spirit seeking to explore new horizons. Designed with multi-lugs and integrated croco leather strap, the watch is available in gold and rose gold version. Price: Rs. 5,995.

 

The Grande 1537 is a stylishly powerful watch which brings out the inherent pride of success for the new generation achievers. Encased in an all stainless steel and scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass, this chronograph is available in gold and steel, rose gold and Steel, IP black and gold and IP black and rose gold versions. Price: Rs. 10,995.

Available at Titan Flagship store, Bandra, T: 65120108; World of Titan, Colaba,T: 65023928, 22882872; World of Titan, Khar, T: 26461620

 

Sleek & Strong

September 21, 2010

Omega’s New Constellation range

New Constellation, a stunning new collection of watches from Omega reinforces its commitment of combining the best designs with the most innovative technology – this range presents a mix of sleek and strong looks. At the heart of the launch lies its promise of design superiority and exclusivity. In addition to traditional designs, the New Constellation offers to consumers contemporary yet dressy designs. The women’s design introduces leather straps for the first time in the Constellation range.

New Constellation Ladies

The white Constellation Ladies timepiece with a polished 18 Ct red gold case and a white alligator leather strap is an ideal accessory for any stylish wardrobe. Its dramatic brushed 18 Ct red gold bezel features Roman numerals, are coated with white Super-LumiNova. The silver lacquered dial features a supernova pattern which explodes from the Constellation star. Price: Rs 3, 47,000.

New Constellation Men's

Adorned with the 34 full-cut diamonds, a black alligator leather strap and a shaded grey dial makes this striking watch a unique creation. The polished facetted hour and minute hands are coated with white Super-LumiNova, which makes it easy to read in all light conditions. Price: Rs 5, 29,000.

Ocean Riders

September 14, 2010

Titan Raga Aqua collection’s ode to ocean

aqua raga nymph

Titan Watches will soon launch a collection of watches inspired by the Ocean, called Titan Raga Aqua (for women). Brought to life in metallic hues, with mother of pearl dials and the sparkle of genuine Swarovski crystals each Raga Aqua watch is present in eight styles and 25 different models.

Nymph: A delicate design to lure the beholder. With over 200 hand set Swarovski crystals along the form, exquisite patterned mother of pearl dial, pearl enamel inlaid crown, Nymph truly flaunts a mythical aura, leaving behind a trail of enchantment.

aqua oyster

Oyster: This exquisitely crafted design emanates the beauty of the exotic oyster. The watch is an exotic form in metallic finishes of yellow, white and rose gold. Shimmering hand laid Swarovski crystals, genuine mother of pearl dial and pearl inlays along the crown and bracelet truly makes it a treasure. Flaunt it and watch the allurement manifest.

aqua whirl

Whirl: A jewel from the ocean immortalized in a watch! Inspired by the shell, Whirl is a collectible. The contours are encrusted with Swarovski a crystal holding within it natural mother of pearl dial and the whole look is held together by a delicate bracelet. Priced between Rs. 1,750 to Rs. 9,000.

Available at all World of Titan showrooms, leading multi-brand outlets and department stores across the country

Bling from DKNY

September 9, 2010

Fall in love with DKNY’s AW 2010 collection this festive season

dkny dlink

The Dlink range – a series of sleek, water-resistant three-hand analog quartz watches with stainless steel case, leather strap and buckle closure which promises to add an innovative look to it. This look is complemented with a white dial and silver-tone hands and markers. If sleek is not what you are looking for, how about adding a little bling to your wrist with the Glitz range – a series of water resistant quartz watches studded with sparkling mineral crystal completed by gold and silver stainless-steel cases and deployment-clasp.

Those who want to wear the colour of the season, DKNY presents Ceramic Rose Gold range – an effortless modern collection that reflects the style statement of contemporary women. They are ambitious, beautiful & reflect subdued glamour and texture. Blended effortlessly with silver, gold and rose gold these watches are distinct and sleek.

dkny glitz

Expressive designs and embellished stones dial in refreshing tones of black or white, the collection mirrors sophistication. With a minimalist dial set with baton hour markers and secured  on a quirky black bracelet, these PVD rose plated watches brings out that distinctive seasonal chic. Price between Rs 6995 to Rs 17995

Available at DKNY Boutiques – Delhi and Mumbai, Lifestyle, Shoppers Stop, Helios, Ethos, Just in Vogue and other leading Watch Retailers