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Anchors away for Frederique Constant and the Riva Historical Society

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the Riva Historical Society
Anchors away for Frederique Constant and the Riva Historical Society

In 1988, over 30 years ago, a young and independent family company was established in Geneva, the heart of the Swiss watch industry. Meanwhile, on Italian shores, an association was set up to celebrate La Dolce Vita by preserving the famous Riva. This legendary yacht, the first examples of which were made by hand entirely out of wood, embodied the easy-going Italian way of life from the 20s to the 60s. In 2009, the two entities came closer together, giving rise to a continued partnership, the fruit of which can be seen in the Runabout collection. This year, Frederique Constant is introducing its new Runabout RHS Chronograph Automatic model in honour of this collaboration and available in two limited series each composed of 2,888 pieces. 

A long-standing Italian-Swiss friendship

Since their alliance, Frederique Constant has created many limited edition timepieces to support the noble work of the Riva Historical Society. Each piece draws inspiration from Riva’s heritage, imagery and universe. Borrowing certain hallmarks relating to yachting and escapism, the “Runabout” line expresses the fine craftsmanship and luxury common to both enterprises and their creations.

The chronograph makes a comeback

The 2020 collaboration will see the return of a complication that hasn’t been available for some years: the chronograph. It even echoes Riva’s sporting past. From 1962, it produced certain models with a powerful motor (2 x 185 bhp) for enjoying the heady exhilaration of water sports on Lake Iseo, birthplace of the Riva.

Housed in a 42 mm steel case, the two new Runabout RHS Chronograph Automatic models share a tricompax chronograph (12 o’clock – 6 o’clock – 9 o’clock) powered by the automatic FC-392 calibre, ensuring a power reserve of 46 hours. The Swiss origins of these timepieces are revealed through the guilloché dial – a traditional finish in Swiss Made Fine Watchmaking – either anthracite grey or silvered, depending on the edition. Two luminescent hands glide over a date window at 6 o’clock and are complemented by a large central seconds hand in blued steel, recalling the colour of the great Italian lakes. This maritime hue is picked up in the topstitching on the version that comes on a black calfskin leather strap and adorns the strap on the second model, which is finished with grey topstitching.  

Two limited series

The exclusive nature of these editions, each of which is strictly limited to 2,888 pieces, is indicated on the back of each watch in two places. Firstly, by the individual number engraved on each watch.

And secondly, by an original imprint representing the official Riva Historical Society flag, which features on the sapphire crystal of the watch.

Through it, fans of watchmaking will be able to appreciate the FC-392 calibre in detail, ticking at 28,800 beats / hour (4 Hz), complete with a gold coloured oscillating weight.

Each watch will be presented in a special case with a miniature replica of the legendary Riva moored alongside it.

Runabout RHS Chronograph Automatic
Runabout RHS Chronograph Automatic

Runabout RHS Chronograph Automatic

Reference

FC-392RMG5B6

Functions

Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph

Movement

FC-392 caliber, automatic with chronograph
25 jewels, 46-hour power reserve, 28’800 alt/h

Case

Polished stainless steel 2-parts
Diameter of 42 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
See-through case-back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Dial

Grey dial with silver color applied indexes with luminous
Hand-polished silver color hours and minutes hands with luminous and light blue seconds hand

Strap

Dark grey calf leather strap

Limited edition

Limited to 2’888 pieces

Runabout RHS Chronograph Automatic

Reference

FC-392RMS5B6

Functions

Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph

Movement

FC-392 caliber, automatic with chronograph
25 jewels, 46-hour power reserve, 28’800 alt/h

Case

Polished stainless steel 2-parts case
Diameter of 42 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
See-through case-back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Dial

Silver color dial with silver applied indexes with luminous
Hand-polished silver color hours and minutes hands with luminous and dark blue seconds hand

Strap

Navy calf leather strap

Limited edition

Limited to 2’888 pieces

Source: Frederique Constant

How about making diamonds from the ashes of the dead?

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How about making diamonds from the ashes of the dead
How about making diamonds from the ashes of the dead?

How about making diamonds from the ashes of the dead? Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Many different designs, mines, and techniques have been used in the jewelry industry. However, we are sure that many of you have not heard of this technique before.

The most painful thing for everyone is to lose their loved ones. Death is a really sad event, and we always want to keep the pieces from it and remember it all the time to remember the person who died. How about making diamonds from the ashes of the dead? Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Turning ashes into diamonds is something that has been in great demand in recent years. If you’re interested, the Cremation Institute does a good job breaking down the process and also recommending a few reputable companies. Making diamonds from the ashes of the dead allows their loved ones to be remembered after they die. In this comprehensive Eterneva Review, we have prepared, you will find how the process continues, how it is prepared, the price, and all other details.

How about making diamonds from the ashes of the dead
How about making diamonds from the ashes of the dead?

Process

It may seem strange at first glance to produce precious jewelry such as earrings, necklaces, bracelets from human remains. But this process is very popular in recent years. In this process, very sensitive and careful procedures are carried out and only prepared by a professional team.

After cremation, there is carbon in the bones and hair in the dead body. Since the body burns in the cremation, only part of the human residue contains carbon. While carbon is being produced, this carbon is isolated. The isolation process of carbon can take weeks. It is a long process. Then, with this graphite powder, preparations are started. So the first step of the turning ashes into diamonds process is taken.

In the second step, the graphite powder is refined and filtered until it reaches a carbon consistency. Then graphite is created by applying heat and pressure. The name of this process is the graphitization process. In the process carried out under the supervision of specialists, the carbon is processed at a temperature of 2500 degrees, and the formation of the diamond is achieved. This growth that starts with crystallization becomes a diamond in time.

The diamond, which reaches the desired size, is removed and cleaned with acid. In the third step, the cutting process of the diamond is started. This is the most important step. The quality of the diamond is determined by the way it is cut. It is cut as desired and polished thoroughly.

Color

The coloring process is optional. Colors such as red, pink, black, or green can be preferred. The processing time of the diamond depends on color preference. Because, each color can take different time. Some colors may take months. In the last step, the diamond is evaluated and the certification process is performed.

Cost

You have seen how difficult the turning ashes into diamonds process are. The price of such a diamond can start from $ 750 up to $ 20k. The price changes according to the size, color, and cutting technique of the diamond.

Which company to use?

Not all companies can do these difficult operations that we have explained in Eterneva Review. For this they need to have the necessary equipment and experience. Turning ashes into diamonds is made only by a few companies in the world. Before finding Cremation Diamond Company, be sure to ask about the process we explained above. Make sure they prepare certified and real diamonds.

Maybe it may seem strange to you, but you can also prepare diamonds for your pets. Companies also perform this process, especially for pets. They can prepare jewelry, necklaces, bracelets, rings, or whatever type you prefer. Color and size are up to you. Note that these criteria set the price.

Carrying the memory of your loved ones with you, feeling their ashes, and even talking to them is the best way to remember them all the time. Diamonds prepared with this technique are now very preferred. Cremation Diamond Companies have started to become widespread recently. You can reach these companies online and order online. You can send your special requests and order.

If you want to feel our dead loved ones for life and keep their memories alive, you can use this new technique.

AlpinerX Alive: Alpina’s first smartwatch for urban sports aficionados

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AlpinerX Alive

AlpinerX Alive: Alpina’s first smartwatch for urban sports aficionados

Stylish, connected, and charitable! To be presented on May 3rd as part of an online launch campaign, the successor to the first Swiss connected sports watch comes with new features and technology and will be available for personalization until June 2nd, thanks to an interactive configurator offering 1’500 possible custom designs.  One can expect integrated heart rate monitoring, an integrated GPS, a new high-resolution digital screen… and a personal trainer! For every watch sold, 25 euros will be donated to the non-profit Wings For Life Foundation, supporting research into finding a cure for spinal cord injuries.

Alpina launched the AlpinerX Smart Outdoors on Kickstarter in 2018. This innovative initiative brought the sporting community together and allowed everyone to get involved in designing their own timepiece with 11,000 potential configurations. The result? Three thousand individually designed watches delivered and four best-selling designs used to make up the AlpinerX Smart Outdoors collection. The epitome of ‘Swiss Made’!

AlpinerX Alive Stylish
Alpina’s first smartwatch for urban sports aficionados

It’s Alive!

Today marks the beginning of a new chapter: the AlpinerX Alive. Ahead of its official launch, Alpina decided to make the new model, complete with new expertise, available for presale online. Given the global circumstances, this option gave me the opportunity to stay home and purchase a timepiece in anticipation of a sports routine bouncing back post-crisis.

From March 28th until April 30th, Alpina offered its community members the chance to custom design their own AlpinerX Alive using an online configurator allowing for over 1,500 possible designs and available on the website dedicated to the AlpinerX Alive. As a reward for their creativity, each model created this way was eligible for a 50% discount on the final retail price.

On May 3rd, the AlpinerX Alive and its online configurator will be officially launched. The Maison’s expanding community of “Alpinists” will be able to customize their watches until June 2nd, choosing from a range of colors and materials depending on how sporty or classic the look they want to achieve. The first 700 watches ordered will benefit from a 50% discount on the sale price. Beyond that, the promotional offer will gradually decrease as the number of watches purchased increases.

Comprised of six models, the official AlpinerX Alive collection from Alpina will be in store from August. The configurations available until June 2nd being exclusive to the configurator means that these timepieces will feature unique combinations.

the Alpina Smartwatch app
the Alpina Smartwatch app

An avalanche of new features

The new AlpinerX Alive represents a real qualitative improvement in the world of connected sports watches. More than an evolution, this is a brand new smartwatch offering for sporty urbanites. Alpina has developed new features to support them in everyday professional life, as well as their well-being and sporting activities. 

The new AlpinerX Alive is characterized by the complete integration of new features. The first is heart rate monitoring, thanks to an integrated sensor developed by Philips. The heart rate is now measured straight from the user’s wrist, using cutting-edge technology.

Another new feature of the AlpinerX Alive is its integrated GPS: it is now possible to track the user’s run or walk – along with the heart rate – using the app.

For the first time, these features will be displayed on a whole new high-resolution AMOLED touch screen. Thanks to an analog and digital interface, the AlpinerX experience is more intuitive, faster, and more interactive, irrespective of the exercise conditions. The watch is now equipped with a rechargeable battery, offering users up to seven days of battery life. 

Like a personal trainer on the wrist

And that’s not all! The AlpinerX Alive offers further features, including; measuring breathing, VO2 max, and hydration, all essential constituents of well-being and sporting activity.

To help tailor exercises to the day and to the user’s physical condition, the AlpinerX Alive has also been enhanced with weather information and a Dynamic Coach. The customized virtual assistant offers a range of exercises related to the user’s performance, sleep, and data analysis, making recommendations to improve daily life and sports performance. That is then gathered, analyzed, and summarised within the Alpina Smartwatch app, which is free to download for iOS and Android.

These new features are in addition to the perpetual calendar, GMT, chronograph, sleep and activity tracker, and personalized notifications.

Engineered for daily life

The 45 mm case for the new AlpinerX Alive is available in two variations: navy blue fiberglass (995 CHF) or stainless steel (1295 CHF). The option to combine one’s choice of strap, hands, and dial makes this the perfect everyday watch for urban sports aficionados and athletes.

The AlpinerX community will be able to interact with the dedicated AlpinerX Alive website in order to share feedback, likes, preferences and ask questions to the Geneva manufacture as part of another brand-new interactive experience for the Maison and members of its community. 

Connected and charitable

With this launch, Alpina has elected to support a cause close to its heart; spinal cord research, led by the non-profit Wings For Life Foundation, co-created by Dietrich Mateschitz, the founder of Red Bull. Every AlpinerX Alive purchased between 3 May and 2 June will see 25 euros donated to Wings for Life with a view to helping victims of spinal cord injury – most of whom have become handicapped – to regain all or at least some of their movement.

Alpina is also involved with the global race known as the Wings For Life Run, designed to raise funds for the eponymous foundation. Since 2014, the race has been held on the first weekend in May in many countries around the world simultaneously. The 2020 edition may have been canceled, but Alpina is still showing its support for the race by making a donation and remains its official sponsor.

*Offer excludes the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland and Japan.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
AlpinerX Alive
995 CHF

Functions

Always-on time (hours, minutes, seconds, day and date), world timer (2nd-time zone + local 24h time), chronograph, heart rate monitoring, activity tracking, sleep monitoring, smart alarms (get-active alerts, sleep alarm), weather, breath, messages review, notifications & alerts, workout, hydration, VO2 Max, cardio fitness index, GPS

AlpinerX Alive 995 CHF

Movement

AL-284 connected caliber. Heart rate sensor provided by Philips. Rechargeable battery. 7-Day Battery*
*Battery life may vary upon usage (GPS, Heart Rate Monitoring, Notifications etc.)

Case

Navy blue fibreglass 2-parts case
360° bi-directional turning bezel
Diameter of 45 mm
Scratch-resistant and convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft

Dial

Navy blue dial with mat finishing, silver color indexes with white luminous treatment
Red hands with white luminous treatment
AMOLED touch screen

Strap

Red rubber strap

AlpinerX Alive
1295 CHF

Functions

Always-on time (hours, minutes, seconds, day and date), world timer (2nd-time zone + local 24h time), chronograph, heart rate monitoring, activity tracking, sleep monitoring, smart alarms (get-active alerts, sleep alarm), weather, breath, messages review, notifications & alerts, workout, hydration, VO2 Max, cardio fitness index, GPS

AlpinerX Alive 1295 CHF

Movement

AL-284 connected caliber. Heart rate sensor provided by Philips. Rechargeable battery. 7-Day Battery*
*Battery life may vary upon usage (GPS, Heart Rate Monitoring, Notifications etc.)

Case

Stainless steel 2-parts case
360° bi-directional turning bezel
Diameter of 45 mm
Scratch-resistant and convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft

Dial

Navy blue dial with mat finishing, silver color indexes with white luminous treatment
Red hands with white luminous treatment
AMOLED touch screen

Strap

Navy blue & red leather strap

Source: ALPINA

The Flyback Chronograph Manufacture

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A history rooted in the origins of the chronograph

The Flyback Chronograph Manufacture: two new stylish, sporty variations on one of the cult designs by Frederique Constant.

2017, 2018, 2020 – Now, for the third time, and in response to demand from collectors, Frederique Constant presents two new variations on its Flyback Chronograph Manufacture collection. This timepiece, destined for the discerning chronograph enthusiast, was developed, manufactured and assembled in its entirety in-house at the Geneva manufacture. The individuality and intricacy of the collection make it highly desirable among lovers of the chronograph.

A history rooted in the origins of the chronograph

The flyback was one of the first features to be added to the chronograph during the 1930s. A straightforward concept, it allows the chronograph to be stopped, reset and restarted with a single press of the push-piece, rather than three successive presses.

And yet this ingenious idea, which comes into its own when timing successive races at sporting events, is underpinned by a truly sophisticated mechanism. While the chronograph’s stop, reset and restart functions were originally controlled by pressing two push-pieces in sequence, in flyback mode, a single press of the push-piece engages all three operations simultaneously.

a brand new flyback design

Six years in development, a brand new flyback design

The conventional flyback mechanism is based on a set of several column wheels that act as a system of clutches. The FC-760 caliber that operates the Flyback Chronograph Manufacture dispenses with this complexity, replacing the standard column wheel with a star-shaped wheel. This results in a thinner movement with fewer parts and operations. The FC-760 caliber from Frederique Constant is simpler, smoother and more reliable.

Pressing the pusher at 4 o’clock declutches the chronograph’s movement and resets it. Once the pusher is released, the movement and the chronograph re-engage and the chronograph restarts. No fewer than 6 years of development were required to attain this degree of sophistication. The FC-760 caliber, which can be admired through the new collection’s sapphire crystal, is also more aesthetically pleasing. The flyback module accounts for just 96 of the entire movement’s 233 parts, making it one of the most efficient flyback modules in the world, as well as one of the most affordable, thanks to its ingenious, patented construction. As a result, prices for the new Flyback Chronograph Manufacture start at 3,895 euros.

Two-color options, two new variations

Two colour options, two new variations

These days, half of all chronographs are gold, a color that already features heavily in this collection. In response to demand from collectors, Frederique Constant can today unveil two new options, both featuring two-tone styling with silvered counters. In a first for this model, the counters and the face are different colors. This novel contrast improves legibility and gives the chronograph a sportier feel.

In the first version, the three counters are set against a chocolate-colored dial with a 42-mm rose-gold case. The second features a blue dial with a stainless-steel case. Contemporary and dynamic, these new Flyback Chronograph Manufactures have baton indices and luminous hands, as well as an alligator strap with deployment clasp stamped with the Frederique Constant logo.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: Flyback Chronograph Manufacture FC-760CHC4H4

RRP 4’195€

Flyback Chronograph Manufacture FC-760CHC4H4

Functions

Hours, minutes, seconds, flyback chronograph, the date by hand, tachymeter

Movement

FC-760 Manufacture caliber, automatic, flyback chronograph with date adjustable by the crown
Perlage & Circular Côtes de Genève decoration on the movement 32 jewels, 38-hour power reserve, 28’800 alt/h

Case

Rose gold plated polished and satin stainless steel 3-parts case
The diameter of 42 mm
Glass box sapphire crystal
See-through case-back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Dial

Brown dial with applied rose gold plated indexes
Hand-polished rose gold plated hands

Strap

Dark brown alligator leather strap

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Flyback Chronograph Manufacture FC-760NS4H6

RRP 3’895€

Flyback Chronograph Manufacture FC-760NS4H6

Functions

Hours, minutes, seconds, flyback chronograph, the date by hand, tachymeter

Movement

FC-760 Manufacture caliber, automatic, flyback chronograph with date adjustable by the crown
Perlage & Circular Côtes de Genève decoration on the movement 32 jewels, 38-hour power reserve, 28’800 alt/h

Case

Polished and satin stainless steel 3-parts case
The diameter of 42 mm
Glass box sapphire crystal
See-through case-back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Dial

Navy dial with applied silver indexes
Hand-polished silver hands

Strap

Blue alligator leather strap

Source: FREDERIQUE CONSTANT

ALPINA Watches’ partnership with the Freeride World Tour

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ALPINA Watches' partnership with the Freeride World Tour

ALPINA Watches’ partnership with the Freeride World Tour continues with a new wave of ambassadors joining its Mountain Team.

Alpina Watches is delighted to announce its partnership with the Freeride World Tour has been renewed for the third year running, with three new ambassadors joining its Mountain Team: Juliette Willmann, Victor De le Rue, and Hugo Hoff.

We’re thrilled to announce that our partnership with the Freeride World Tour has been renewed for the third year running, with Alpina Watches serving as the official timekeeper for the 2020 season. 2020 is set to be a very special year indeed, as this March marks the 25th anniversary of the Xtreme de Verbier. And to celebrate, we’ll be releasing a limited edition of our AlpinerX. We also have the pleasure of welcoming new ambassadors to the Mountain Team, some of whom will be attending the FWT.

We’d like to wish them the very best of luck ahead of time, and extend these wishes to all the athletes competing in this incredible event!” said Oliver van Lanschot Hubrecht, Brand Manager at Alpina.

Alpina Watches Freeride World Tour

The FWT 2020 will kick off at Hakuba in Japan from 18 to 25 January 2020, continuing on to Kicking Horse in Canada from 6 to 12 February, followed by Andorra’s Ordino Arcalis from 28 February to 4 March, Fieberbrunn in Austria from 7 to 13 March, and finishing off with an anniversary edition of the Xtreme de Verbier grand finale in Switzerland from 28 March to 5 April.

AlpinerX – Freeride World Tour Limited Edition

In celebration of this partnership, Alpina is proud to present an AlpinerX edition with a very special design, developed in partnership with the Freeride World Tour. To mark the Xtreme de Verbier’s 25th anniversary, just 150 watches will be produced, 25 of which will be released as part of safety set to include a Black Diamond Safety Beacon. 

Designed especially for lovers of the great outdoors, this watch is linked up to the AlpinerX app (available for iPhone and Android) that monitors your heart rate via a belt, measures altitude and pressure, comes equipped with a GPS location tracker and sends data to your watch in real-time to help take performance to the next level.

This special edition stands out through the official Freeride World Tour logo featured at two o’clock and will be sold in a sleek case with a commemorative engraved plate numbered one through 150 to mark the Xtreme de Verbier’s 25th anniversary, along with a RECCO helmet rescue reflector.

The timepiece will only be available from select retailers in France, Austria, Canada, and Switzerland, in addition to the FWT and Alpina Watches websites.

About the Freeride World Tour (FWT):

The Freeride World Tour is an annual series of freeride competitions, bringing together the world’s very best skiers and snowboarders for a line-up of individual competitions that give athletes a chance at winning the freeride world championship title in their respective categories. From backcountry and big mountain to extreme events, the competitions take place on dizzyingly precipitous mountainsides, in lush powder snow.

The first edition of the official Freeride World Tour competitions was held in 2008. It was originally named Xtreme Verbier, a competition launched in 1996 and initially open to snowboarders exclusively. In 2004, the event was opened up to include skiers. For the 2013 season, the Freeride World Tour merged with the Freeskiing World Tour and The North Face Masters of Snowboarding, condensing the three events into a single elite world championship.

Nicolas Hales-Wood, CEO of the FWT, explains that “the Freeride World Tour is delighted to be entering its third annual partnership with Alpina Watches, a brand that has been supporting authentic outdoor activities since 1883”.

About Juliette Willmann:

23-year-old Juliette hails from the Vallée de l’Ubaye in the southern Alps region and is now based in Chamonix.

Juliette Willmann

Having learned to ski at an incredibly young age, she always knew she wanted to become a professional skier, and initially focused on downhill skiing. After a good few years competing, she found herself drawn to freeriding. 

Having set her sights on the Freeride World Tour, the road that lay ahead was a long and twisting one for Juliette: but this born competitor never gave up on her dream of making it to the holy grail of freeriding. She kick-started her first real season as a freeriding competitor in 2016, and much to her surprise and delight, she came second in the European rankings. With her head spinning from her success, the following year she aimed higher than ever before – only to find herself held back by a misfortune double injury that put her out of action for a year.

In 2018, she was back – this time stronger than ever before. She came first in the Freeride World Qualifier, snagging herself a ticket to 2019’s Freeride World Tour. 

At her first FWT season, she glided into a respectable seventh place in the overall rankings, hinting at a fantastic 2020 season to come.

About Victor De le Rue:

Victor De le Rue

French athlete Victor made his snowboarding competition début early on, kicking off with boardercross and freestyle. Passionate and committed, Victor emerged as the French Junior Champion in boardercross, slopestyle, and halfpipe. At the tender age of eighteen, he was ranked fourth in the World Cup. Despite these successes, he found himself torn by another dream: to make films. He soon decided to follow his heart and turned his attention to filming. Thanks to his new-found medium Victor thrived and began expressing his passion for freestyle and adventure.  He was voted Best French Rider in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and named Rider of the Year 2015 by Snowboarder magazine. In 2019, he set himself a fresh challenge: to take part in the Freeride World Tour for the very first time. Having always been an ardent advocate of reinvention, progression and pushing at your personal boundaries, Victor came top of the overall rankings at the FWT, securing the World Champion title in his category. As well as excelling in his discipline, Victor is a multi-faceted athlete who also loves freestyle snowboarding, rock-climbing and paragliding – sometimes all at the same time!

About Hugo Hoff:

Hugo is a 20-year-old freerider from Serre-Chevalier who started off with downhill skiing.

Hugo Hoff

Upon turning sixteen, he began soul-searching and realized that he felt a yearning for wider, open spaces and a new challenge. He decided to try his hand at freeride skiing and joined the Freeski Academy at Les Arcs.

He trained tirelessly, pouring heart and soul into honing the tough, competitive mindset this sport requires, doing everything in his power to reach the standard set by the very best riders in his age group – despite a handful of injuries and forced rest periods.

In 2017, he finished joint-first in the Freeride Junior Tour’s Europe/Oceania division, before scooping up first place at the French Freeride Junior Les Arcs 3, another first-place medal at the Nendaz Freeride Junior 3, and finishing second in the Freeride Junior Verbier 3.

In 2019, Hugo came fourth at the Freeride World Qualifier, and now has his sights set on winning himself a ticket to the Freeride World Tour for the 2020 season. Hugo may still be a young up-and-coming athlete, but he is most definitely a rising star destined to join the greats.

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTIONS AlpinerX Freeride World Tour limited edition

RRP 895€

Reference

AL-283FWT5AQ6

AlpinerX Freeride World Tour limited edition

Functions

Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Activity tracking
Heart rate monitoring (over BLE connection)
Sleep monitoring
Dynamic coach
World timer (2nd-time zone + local 24h time)
Smart alarms (get-active alerts, sleep alarm)
Calls & messages notifications
UV indicator
Altitude
Compass
Temperature
Time recorder (stopwatch, timer, workouts)
Barometer

Movement

MMT-283-1 Smartwatch module
All connected functions operated by the crown
2+ years of battery life

Case

Black fibre glass and stainless steel with 360° bi-directional turning compass bezel
Diameter of 45mm
Scratch-resistant and convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft
Engraved case-back

Dial

Black mat finishing dial applied silver-white luminous indexes and logo FWT
Digital screen
Black colored hands with white luminous treatment

Strap

Black rubber strap.
Delivered with an extra Helmet Rescue Reflector by Recco

Limited Edition

Limited to 150 pieces

Source: Alpina Watches Communication

The DEFY Midnight – Zenith

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DEFY Midnight

The DEFY Midnight – Zenith, Exploring Two Sides of Femininity

With its new creations dedicated entirely to women, Zenith is elevating both ends of the spectrum of women’s watches. On one side, the resolutely contemporary DEFY Midnight and on the other, the timelessly elegant Elite collection.

the DEFY Midnight

There is a dreamer in each of us, gazing at the starry night sky and taking in the infinite potential that lies ahead. For its first purely feminine watch, Zenith sought inspiration from the cosmos when creating the DEFY Midnight, a versatile sporty-chic timepiece with a unique celestial dial, conceived with free-spirited women in mind. As much a jewel as it is a watch, the DEFY Midnight is the perfect companion for the independent women of today: confident, expressive and with a style of their own. Living by their own rules and assertive in their choices, DEFY Midnight women are never afraid to stand out and project their dreams.

Housed in a 36mm stainless steel case embellished with brilliant-cut diamonds, the dial of the DEFY Midnight gives Zenith’s “time to reach your star” philosophy a literal, visual manifestation. Available in deep blue or grey colors, the dial features a glossy finish with a vertical gradient effect for an unprecedented depth. Portraying the night sky above the endless horizon, where the dark vastness of space gives way to the glimmer of starlight, the dial at once enchants and enlightens the wearer. Evoking the Zenith starry sky, the brand’s faceted star emblem is the highest, brightest point in the depicted night sky. Completing the celestial landscape are stars of different sizes – some of which glow in the dark. A third dial made of white mother-pearl with a vertical gradient effect evokes moonlight on a cloudy night. White diamonds are applied on every hour marker, except at 3 o’clock where the date window is placed. Equipped with the automatic Elite in-house movement, the DEFY Midnight provides dependable precision and autonomy of 50 hours. A star-shaped oscillating weight brings a galactic element to the case-back view.

DEFY Midnight - zenith

The DEFY Midnight features an assortment of bracelets and straps that can easily be swapped by the wearer, allowing the DEFY Midnight to adapt itself to different looks and situations. The integrated stainless steel bracelet, as well as a selection of colored satin and leather straps with rubber backing, can be swapped by means of a quick strap-change mechanism integrated directly onto the back of the straps, and requiring no tools or special skills for the owner to do on her own, be it for a change of seasons or just a change of outfit. Each DEFY Midnight will come in a special box that includes 3 additional colored straps and an interchangeable folding clasp.

DEFY 21 LAND ROVER EDITION

Reference: 97.9000.9004/01.R787

Key points: Tribute to the legendary Defender. 1/100th of a second chronograph movement. Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second. 1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz); 1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50 Hz). Special linear power reserve indicator. TIME LAB Chronometer certified. Limited edition of 250 units
Movement: El Primero 9004 automatic
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve approx. 50 hours
Functions: 1/100th of a second chronograph function. Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock. Hours and minutes in the center. Small seconds at 9 o’clock, central chronograph hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, a 60-second counter at 6 o’clock
Price 13900 CHF
Material: Microblasted Titanium
Water resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Special matt grey dial with special power reserve indicator
Hour markers: transferred and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C3
Hands Special anthracite hands, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C3
Bracelet & Buckle: Grey Rubber “Adventure”. It comes with an additional “Country” fabric effect strap. Microblasted titanium double folding buckle

DEFY 21 CARL COX EDITION Reference: 10.9001.9004/99.R941

Key points: Full carbon model: case, pushers, crown and buckle head
Carbon bezel with SuperLuminova. 1/100th of a second chronograph movement.
Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second for the Chrono hand. 1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz);1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50 Hz). TIME LAB Chronometer certified. Limited edition of 200 units
Movement: El Primero 9004 automatic
Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve approx. 50 hours Black colored the main plate on movement
Functions: Hours and minutes in the center. Special rotating small second disc at 9 o’clock. 1/100th of a second chronograph: Central chronograph hand – one turn per second, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, a 60-second counter at 6 o’clock, Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock
Price 19500 CHF
Material: Black carbon
Water resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Matt black
Hour markers: Black ruthenium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova Black SLN
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova Black SLN
Bracelet & Buckle: Black Rubber with red “Cordura effect” & Super-LumiNova stitchings. Titanium double folding buckle with black carbon head.

Source: Zenith Watches

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