Archive for the ‘Concept watch’ category

TAG’s 150th anniv gift

August 6, 2010

TAG Heuer Monaco V4 for Rs 49.9 lakhs

For lovers of TAG Heuer watches the wait is over for the six-year in making Monaco V4 has been launched.  The watch which has won awards like Best Design at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, Wallpaper Magazine’s “Watch of the Year” and Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New” is now available in India. An exclusive luxury edition of only 150 pieces in platinum, Monaco V4 revolutionizes the fundamental principles of mechanical watchmaking

 monaco v4 front/back Unveiled as a Concept Watch at BaselWorld in 2004 many had then were not sure that it would become a reality.  The Monaco V4’s avant-garde look outside matches the revolutionary movement inside. The stylish strap is in large-scale alligator, hand-stitched with a titanium insert. The overall design is breathtakingly new, unlike anything ever seen, yet the influence of Steve McQueen’s square-faced Monaco is apparent at a glance, as is the spirit and DNA. Hand-assembled at TAG Heuer by “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” watch master Denis Badin, brings the timepiece full circle: from the most cutting-edge techniques of the present era to the most time-honoured traditions of artisanal craftsmanship. Price Rs 49.9lakhs.

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Bugatti Tourbillon Concept

February 25, 2010

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Briefly:   A watch which can be worn and how it can always be kept close by, in all of life’s situations

An absolute world first, the Bugatti watch would completely transform the way the mechanical watch is perceived, starting a new Parmigiani collection whose sole aim would be to break the rule book. The starting point for a real adventure in technology, the Parmigiani Fleurier and Bugatti names were brought together in 2001 and they decided to defy the laws of mechanics in their respective domains by setting themselves a unique challenge. The fastest and the costliest car in the world and the first transverse watch movement were the result of this historic challenge.

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Designing the Bugatti Tourbillon Concept Parmigiani watchmakers faced the challenge relating to how the timekeeper is worn and how it can always be kept close by, in all of life’s situations. Now it’s for the world to see. With the greatest of ease, it can be adapted for use either on the instrument panel of the new Bugatti car, as a wristwatch worn by the owner, a pocket watch for more discretion, or a table clock to mark the most private hours spent at home.

Figure 1: The removable case middle can be positioned or removed with a single action. Integrated into the instrument panel, the support, which was custom-designed by the Bugatti engineers, provides the perfect housing for the timepiece. Its retractable system allows the support to be pivoted over 180° once the engine has been started.  This accesses the pocket into which the case middle must be fixed. At will, and when circumstances require, the driver can conceal the Parmigiani timepiece underneath the instrument panel.

Figure 2: Sheathed in barenia calfskin, the system the watch uses is based on the idea of a bonnet opening to reveal its mechanical marvels. By simply pressing the two push-pieces positioned on the lower lug, the bezel lifts to allow the watch middle to sit on the case back. Once the bezel is folded down, the Bugatti tourbillon wristwatch is complete.

Figure 3: The Bugatti watch is transformed into a pocket watch. The solid 18-carat gold pocket, extended by a chain, houses the middle which sits naturally inside. The sporty design of the Bugatti is turned into a great watchmaking classic.

Figure 4: For the fourth style option, Parmigiani has designed a table clock in which the middle can be housed. With an unrivalled autonomy of 7 days, the Parmigiani Bugatti Tourbillon mechanism will be automatically wound once it is placed in its elegant housing. Integrated into the clock, an ingenious system will regularly wind the