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MyKronoz ZeTime hybrid smartwatch tops $8M in crowdfunding

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MyKronoz ZeTime hybrid smartwatch tops $8M in crowdfunding

Swiss wearable brand MyKronoz breaks worldwide records with its hybrid smartwatch ZeTime, on the sidelines of a challenging Baselworld 2018

ZeTime crowdfunding campaigns raised a staggering total of $8 million in less than a year

On the sidelines of a downsized Baselworld 2018, MyKronoz, the premier watchmaking brand of the smart generation today announces record-breaking crowdfunding results of its hybrid smartwatch ZeTime, with more than $8,000,000 raised in less than a year. The international success of its unique and groundbreaking flagship wearable is followed by the release of a new digital video campaign “I’m a watch; I’m a smartwatch”. After a historic 35-days Kickstarter campaign launched in March 2017, ZeTime has pursued, since then, its crowdfunding journey on a variety of international and local platforms: Indiegogo, Makuaké in Japan, Zec Zec in Taïwan, Wadiz in Korea and on the leading chinese e-commerce website JD.com. Further to this online momentum, MyKronoz has successfully shipped to over 100 countries close to 40,000 backers, who are proudly wearing their hybrid smartwatch everyday. In addition, ZeTime is now available on Amazon as well as at the most prestigious offline retailers worldwide.



With ZeTime, we managed to create a new standard: the one and only hybrid wearable device that perfectly reconciles traditional watch lovers and connected devices’ intenders” said Boris Brault, CEO of MyKronoz. He adds: “Our strong electronic background combined with our Swiss DNA gives us a significant advantage over the watch and wearables industries to develop consumer centric and nicely designed products. In a context of uncertainty weighting on the watch market, and although most of the wearable makers are not attending this year Baselworld, I strongly believe we are developing the right strategy. Combining design, features and affordables price to ensure our company growth and acquire a leadership position.”

MyKronoz ZeTime hybrid smartwatch tops $8M in crowdfundingThe young Swiss challenger to reaffirm its willingness to disrupt a wellestablished industry, puts the consumers at the center of its product development and innovation strategy while learning from the weaknesses of the traditional watchmakers.

To increase consumer engagement and worldwide brand awareness, MyKronoz just released the fun “I’m a watch; I’m a smartwatch” video series. Debuting this week on social platforms, the 6 episodes portray two rival quirky characters who respectively personify the watch and the smartwatch.



About ZeTime: The world’s first hybrid smartwatch with mechanical hands over a color touchscreen, ZeTime offers the classic design of a Swiss timepiece with most advanced features of a smartwatch. MyKronoz’s proprietary ‘Smart Movement’ technology enables ZeTime’s always-on hands to function for up to 30 days with a single charge, ensuring the primary function of the watch – to tell time – is always running. With a retail price starting at $199, the hybrid device is available in two different case sizes (39mm and 44mm) and displays (1.05 inch and 1.22-inch). ZeTime boasts three collections comprising a variety of watch case finishing and bands, to appeal to a wide audience.

MyKronoz ZeTime hybrid smartwatch tops $8M in crowdfundingAbout us: Founded in January 2013, MyKronoz is a Swiss company headquartered in Geneva that designs and develops wearable devices to expand and facilitate the connected experience of the smart generation. Bringing together the essence of watchmaking tradition with innovative technology, MyKronoz offers a full range of affordable and stylish wearables, starting at a price point of $39 only, spanning across 4 product categories: activity trackers, smartwatches, hybrid smartwatches and watch phones, all compatible with iOS and Android. Present in more than 40 countries, carried by major retailers and partners worldwide (Orange, Auchan, Carrefour, Amazon, Best Buy), MyKronoz has sold more than 3 million products and established itself as a fierce challenger to both tech and traditional watchmakers.

MyKronoz is part of BOW Group, a global player in the Internet of Things (IoT), operating worldwide in the wearables, connected vehicles and smart home markets. In July 2015, BOW raised €10 million from NextStage AM in series A funding round and closed in November 2017 its $23.5 million series B funding lead by PM Equity Partner, the corporate venture fund of Philip Morris International.

Media Contact: Annabel Corlay press@mykronoz.com
Source: MyKronoz Press

The surprising new Mathey-Tissot

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The surprising new Mathey-Tissot
The surprising new Mathey-Tissot

The surprising new Mathey-Tissot The “1886” limited edition, designed by Eric Giroud, is causing a buzz.



Baselworld 2018. This year, the historical watchmaking brand, Mathey-Tissot, tasked the designer, Eric Giroud, with creating an icon. It marks a glittering comeback into the world watchmaking spotlight, legitimised by some newly surfaced archives and some commendable performances on eBay to boot.

Targeting access through affordability thanks to an attractive pricing strategy, the new Mathey-Tissot “1886” sets itself up as an aesthetic landmark at this year’s edition of the international watch-making fair. A story of pertinence and precision, the history of its design has been catapulted to the forefront of our attention. Indeed, while the 70s appear to be firmly back in fashion, and while many are appropriating and feeding the trend, only a few like Mathey-Tissot can truly lay claim to such absolute legitimacy, owing to the sheer wealth and consistency of its production throughout this period in the brand’s history.



The new “1886”, a celebration of design and purity of line

The famous designer, Eric Giroud, delved deep into the brand’s golden age for his inspiration. He was able not only to extract the aesthetic codes peculiar to MatheyTissot, but also transcend them artistically. Something of a mix between an encounter and a discovery, the resultant “1886” is a watch that prefers to abandon the sporty look in favour of adopting the values of universal elegance championed in the 70s. Three hands, the graphic subtlety of the date aperture, stylish sobriety. Beyond these, we have the gently rounded forms and the superfine precision of the matt sandblasted finish, transforming it into an exquisitely tactile object. And, last but not least, the gently domed crystal and winding crown nestling into the circumference of a powerfully graphical dial, its strong lines softened by the distinctive case-middle with protective horns. The geometry and light-play express, in no uncertain terms, the exquisite softness of a piece that remains nonetheless very present on the wrist.

The surprising new Mathey-TissotA sudden abundance of smoky shades for the “1886” dial

The “1886”, with its soft rounded curves, contemporary visual appeal and organic touches, has suddenly and unabashedly opted for a lively colour scheme. The idea of using smoky shades would have been purely whimsical for designer Eric Giroud if Mathey-Tissot’s past had not already given them historical legitimacy. The legendary colour graduations, Mathey-Tissot’s focal palette, systematically call up and deviate from the customary Pantone colour chart in a bid to remain faithful to the bold aesthetics of the brand’s prestigious past. The smoky green, brown, blue and grey, and, likewise, the deep, reassuring black have been a feature of the brand’s DNA consistently throughout the 130 years of its uninterrupted industrial and manufacturing history. The unique new shades are all as many aesthetic sparks replete with powerful static charge and colour force to electrify the sombre darkness.

“The dials on the “1886” come in Mathey-Tissot’s hallmark smoky colours, lively and original: all as many aesthetic sparks to electrify the sombre darkness.”

Mathey-Tissot “1886” limited edition Technical data

The surprising new Mathey-Tissot1886 pieces with 5 different coloured dials: black, smoky green, smoky red, smoky grey, smoky blue, smoky brown

Movement motorisations: Sellita SW200 automatic mechanical calibre; EG1886A(N/V/R/S/BU/M) Swiss-made quartz calibre

Watchcase: 316L steel with matt sandblasted finish; water-resistant to 5 ATM (i.e. 50 metres)

Winding crown with pushpiece and double seal

Antireflection treated domed sapphire dial crystal, transparent back

Dimensions: 42 mm diameter; 11.8 mm thick; lug-tolug distance 48 mm

Genuine Italian leather crocodile-print strap with deployant buckle.

RRP in CHF: Mechanical version CHF 1,500.00 (ex. VAT), quartz version CHF 500 (ex. VAT)

The surprising new Mathey-TissotFiercely independent for over 130 years

As followers know, throughout its uninterrupted 130-year long history, Mathey Tissot, one of the most legitimate and prolific historical Swiss watchmaking groups, has produced numerous models, with some iconic references scoring regular successes on the pre-worn or new old stock watch markets. Models, such as the Coin Watch, the Elvis Presley, (given by the “King” to his closest acquaintances as an all-access pass to his concerts), or the Type 20 universal chronograph, an aviation-inspired tool watch, are currently performing admirably and reaching increasingly high prices on eBay and other major online sales sites and watch auction sites.

Founded by Edmond Mathey-Tissot in 1886 in Ponts-de-Martel, in the Canton of Neuchâtel, Mathey-Tissot was primarily a watchmaking manufacture renowned for its complicated calibres and prestigious customer base, including the watchmakers Breguet, LeCoultre, Piaget, Henri Moser, Ulysse Nardin, Edmond Heuer, Louis Audemars and Vacheron Constantin… In 2018, more than 130 years after its creation, the maison produces nearly 50,000 watches annually, has just signed a partnership deal with the Italian army, and is creating a buzz at Baselworld 2018 with its “1886” reference, designed by Eric Giroud and available as part of a limited edition at a highly affordable price. Affordable, Swiss made, offering flawless quality, and available in automatic mechanical and quartz versions, what more could you want?

 

Mathey-Tissot, the legitimacy of a brand

The surprise arrival in 2018 of the limited edition “1886”, with its iconic elegance and daring smoky colour schemes, serve as a reminder to purists and fans of Swiss watchmaking alike that you should never under-estimate an independent brand that is steeped in history and traditional values. For even while its omnipresence on the world’s marketplace could almost make you forget its consistent boldness and creativity, it manages to stay in the international spotlight.

Source: Mathey-Tissot

Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture

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Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture
Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture

Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture

Innovation @ Frederique Constant
Innovation is one of our important Brand Values and since it’s beginning in 1988, the Frederique Constant brand continuously innovated.  We invested massively in this domain to offer creativity and outstanding technical features in our timepieces. Every year, Frederique Constant continues to add movements to its in-house collection; and this year is no exception. Designed in keeping with classical watchmaking principles, updated with innovative 21st century techniques, the new Hybrid Manufacture by Frederique Constant combines Swiss Made fine Mechanical watchmaking with Smartwatch functionality.



Revolution in Swiss Watch Industry, Frederique Constant combines three unique technologies ever in Swiss watchmaking. Hence the 3.0, the Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture combines:

1) MANUFACTURE;
2) SMART WATCH FUNCTIONS,
3) CALIBER ANALYTICS.

QUOTE PETER STAS: “We were the first Swiss Watch Manufacturer to introduce the Horological Smart Watch in 2015. Now, we are the first to combine a Manufacture Mechanical Caliber with Smartwatch functionality.



1) Manufacture
The Hybrid Manufacture FC-750 caliber is in-house developed, in-house produced and in-house assembled. The caliber is patented.

Frederique Constant Hybrid ManufactureThe mechanical part of the FC-750 is an in-house automatic caliber with date, set by the crown at 3 o’clock.

  • Automatic winding, 28’800 alt/h
  • Functions: hours, minutes, central second’s hand, date counter at 6 o’clock
  • 42h power reserve

Frederique Constant Hybrid ManufactureThe electronic part of the FC-750 is also in-house developed, in-house produced and in-house assembled by the Brand. This electronic part of the caliber enables the Smart Functions of the Hybrid Manufacture watch.

By integrating the two technologies inside a unique caliber, the technological challenge was to delete the negative magnetic effects between the mechanical and the electronical parts. This is how our highly skilled designers and watchmakers developed and patented a unique anti-magnetic shield case.

The FC-750 Hybrid Manufacture caliber is a revolutionary new caliber combining mechanical and electronical components.

The connection between the watch and the Hybrid Manufacture App is done by the pusher button located on the left side of the watch case.

2) Smart Watch Functions 

Activity tracking: define your objective (# of steps per day) and track your step counting

Frederique Constant Hybrid ManufactureSleep Monitoring: was your sleep deep or light? Did you achieve your Sleep hours objective?

Frederique Constant Hybrid ManufactureWorldtimer (2nd time zone + local 24h time)
Battery indicator
Dynamic coach

3) Caliber Analytics

Inside the caliber, we integrated our proprietary Caliber Analytics functionality, an Algorithm to measure Rate, Amplitude and Beat error. Results are communicated to the Hybrid App via Bluetooth and can be seen in the form of graphs over time.

Once per day at 4.00am, the watch analyzes automatically (no requested action from the user) the health of the mechanical movement. Inside the caliber we analyze the oscillations of the movement with a sophisticated Algorithm. 3 measures are taken and reported: Rate, Amplitude and Beat error.

The results displayed in the App. (Analytics App screen is available in the Hybrid App, on the 5th swiped screen at the top).

Once analyzed, at the bottom of the screen a summary is displayed on the movement’s health check: green=> all is good / red => need to check the watch. If it appears that the mechanical caliber has an issue, we will inform the customers via both the App and via the Cloud.

Rotator Charger Box

The Hybrid Manufacture is delivered into a luxurious wooden winder box offering: 1) a removable charger for the electronical Smartwatch functionality and 2) a winder rotating box that charges the barrel in the mechanical caliber.

Frederique Constant Hybrid ManufactureThe removable charger can be taken out for traveling. By a simple USB cable, the Hybrid Manufacture watch can be charged anywhere out of its wooden winder box.

Source: Frederique Constant Press

KERBEDANZ, Maximus “The world’s largest Tourbillon displays ultra-precision”

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The world's largest Tourbillon displays ultra-precision
The world's largest Tourbillon displays ultra-precision

KERBEDANZ, Maximus “The world’s largest Tourbillon displays ultra-precision”

Presented in the media as the world’s largest tourbillon, Maximus by the KERBEDANZ watchmaking brand is a jewel of micromechanical perfection of the highest order. Plus, it has a unique winding system.



Difficult to ignore the media buzz surrounding this gem of watchmaking perfection presented at Baselworld 2017. Its 27 mm diameter tourbillon cage, the world’s largest for a wristwatch, is a supreme achievement that pays tribute to the complicated watchmaker’s art. It defies all understanding with its domed sapphire crystal leaving open to view the intricacies of its mechanism. It blurs the boundaries of feasibility. And yet this pioneer timekeeper, created by master watchmakers endowed with tremendous scientific knowledge and exceptional experience, is not only supremely reliable, but also worthy of the greatest accolades in terms of chronometric precision.

XXL and time measurement Producing an oversized tourbillon cage, almost twice the size of the largest one known and made to date, requires a thorough knowledge of a number of technical parameters, plus the ability to adapt them to the new configuration.



It’s not simply a question of enlarging, or scaling up proportionally. When size extends beyond the usual proportions, the master watchmaker, by definition a purist, must make his calculations from scratch to ensure that the reliability and stability of the mechanism is not only preserved, but also improved upon. He must therefore exercise all his ingenuity in a seemingly impossible task. The challenge involves finding more place inside the tiny space provided within the nonetheless ample 49 mm diameter case of the Maximus for the escapement system. The use of titanium has made the tourbillon cage so accessible in weight for such a large size that it can rotate freely, while losing nothing of its quintessential precision. And that precision is all down to the magical assembly of 415 functional watchmaking components, including 73 comprising the tourbillon cage, which, together, beat at a rate of 2.5 Hertz, i.e. 18,000 vibrations an hour.

The world's largest Tourbillon displays ultra-precisionA technically didactic function For the record, the tourbillon is a mobile carriage, which turns on its own axis and houses the regulating organs of the movement. By adapting to the variations in position linked to this rotational movement, it compensates for the variations in accuracy in a wristwatch due to the influence of gravity on the regular running of the watch, and due to the non-concentric unwinding of the spiral and its point of attachment to the collet. Rarely has the tourbillon served such a didactic function. Thanks to its unusual size and the ability to observe it unimpeded, we gain some valuable insights into this rare mechanism.

The world's largest Tourbillon displays ultra-precisionUltra-precision through subtlety In another bid to increase its chronometric performance, the material chosen for the crafting of the 27 mm diameter tourbillon cage is titanium. The timepiece is thus held harmless against the influence of magnetic fields. Within the cage, an 18K gold flyweight is added to fine-tune the balance of the piece. Furthermore, the featherweight titanium tourbillon cage favours the ratio of balance wheel inertia to cage inertia, thus optimising the piece’s chronometric performance (precision).

The world's largest Tourbillon displays ultra-precision
The world’s largest Tourbillon displays ultra-precision

The moment of inertia of the balance wheel is 400 mg.cm2, which is extremely high for a wristwatch. This lends it great stability and helps to reduce the frictions on the pivots and the escapement. When subjected to shocks, the fixed balance-spring stud has the advantage of preventing any changes in position. The regulator, the organ responsible for the ultra-precise timekeeping of the watch, comprises two systems: a variable inertia balance and fine adjustment. The tourbillon rotates once in 6 minutes only, instead of completing the usual full revolution every 60 seconds, and compensates for the loss linked to carriage inertia.

The world's largest Tourbillon displays ultra-precision
The world’s largest Tourbillon displays ultra-precision

This fascinating mechanism required the design and manufacture of a special balance spring, a rack assembly with finetuning screw, and a balance wheel. When it comes to finishing, the terms applied in fine watchmaking to the lavish decoration gracing the elements comprising a watch, or a calibre, the watchmaker must take care to include polished chamfers, straight-grained sides, circular-grained wheel assemblies and polished screw heads. A work of art, in accordance with the rules of art…

Mechanical calibre with manual winding operated through the back Maximus houses calibre KRB-08, with its giant central flying tourbillon, boasting a straight-line lever escapement and a 27mm cage diameter. Its energy is produced by 4 parallel barrels built around a central wheel mounted on a ball bearing, providing the torque required for powering a tourbillon of such a size. The timepiece beats at a frequency of 2.5 Hertz, i.e. 18,000 vibrations an hour, and its power reserve, which is displayed in a separate indicator, offers a remarkable 54 hours. The piece boasts a total of 415 components, including 73 comprising the tourbillon cage crafted in titanium, weighing 1.35 grammes.

The world's largest Tourbillon displays ultra-precisionKERBEDANZ, putting the sense into beauty An increasing number of seasoned collectors and MIPs (Most Important Personalities), a term applied to a distinctly separate category from the VIPs, are now turning to this watchmaking brand engaged in the pursuit of excellence. Operating out of Neuchâtel, the brand represents the art of complicated watchmaking at its pinnacle. It inherits from a long family tradition of several generations of jewellers, whose skills are visible in the extreme luxuriance of its dial decoration, transforming in the process its unique watches, or ultra-limited series, into fertile territory for its skilled craftsmen. A host of allegories and civilizational references to history, rich in symbolic allusions, lay themselves open to discovery. KERBEDANZ is the only brand to boast a thorough mastery of the mysteries of symbolic reliefs thanks to an in-house symbolist and a talented 7-strong design team.

Source: KERBEDANZ Press www.kerbedanz.com/press

Zenith Cohiba partnership with Pilot Type 20 special editions

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Zenith Cohiba partnership with Pilot Type 20 special editions
Zenith Cohiba partnership with Pilot Type 20 special editions

A smoking start to 2018 for Zenith Cohiba partnership with Pilot Type 20 special editions

Zenith’s partnership with high-end cigar brand manufacturer Cohiba gets off to a smoking start in 2018, at the 20th prestigious Cuban Habanos Festival, with the launch of two spicy new limited-edition versions of the brand’s celebrated Pilot Type 20 model: the 50-piece Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition in 18-carat rose gold and the 150-piece Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition in bronze.



An epic year for Zenith, 2017 saw the launch of a number of groundbreaking new references, including two stunning new iterations of the brand’s famous Pilot watch with its imposing presence and adventurous temperament. Showcasing a neo-retro look fuelled by the adventurous spirit of the aviation pioneers that the Manufacture has accompanied since the early days of flight, this famous aviator’s watch expressed its trailblazing style in chronograph mode as the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Extra Special; and as an automatic alternative in the Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Special Edition.

Zenith Cohiba partnership with Pilot Type 20 special editionsWith its virile bronze case, high-frequency El Primero ‘engine’ and black dial bearing green-emission SLN Arabic numerals,  the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph is a natural heir to the onboard instruments developed by Zenith in the early years of aeronautics, known for their precision, sturdiness and outstanding legibility. Its counterpart, the Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Special Edition, is ppowered by an automatic Zenith Elite 679 calibre. Featuring elegant hues and ideal proportions, it naturally lends itself to the most stylish vintage variations while never losing sight of the spirit of adventure that forged its legend.



Like mechanical watches, Habanos cigars have a long cultural history and are a quintessential expression of lifestyle. Aged, full-bodied and with the classic Cohiba finish, the Maduro 5 is no exception to this rule. Contrary to what one might assume, Maduro is not a type of leaf, but a colour shade achieved through an extra fermentation of the wrapper leaves harvested from the very top levels of the shade- grown tobacco plants and ageing longer time than is usual for standard wrapper leaves. The wrapper leaves used for Maduro 5 line belonging Cohiba brand are specially aged for five years. This well-aged wrapper yields the top-quality maduro colour and flavour quality that makes the distinct tasting Maduro 5 cigars.

Zenith Cohiba partnership with Pilot Type 20 special editionsShared noble bearing and vintage patina

This year, the partnership launched in 2016 between the iconic Swiss watchmaker and Cuban flagship cigar brand on the occasion of the latter’s 50th anniversary lights up again. What could be more natural for two luxury cult brands to come together in a pair of timepieces distinguished by this shared noble bearing and vintage patina?

So it is that in 2018, in tribute to these legendary and highly sought-after top-end cigars, ZENITH has produced the Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition and Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition in warm tones of rose gold and bronze respectively. Water resistant to 10 ATM and endowed with a 50-hour power reserve, the trademark striking case, wide ratcheted easily adjustable crown (along with pushpieces in the case of the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition), and oversized luminescent numerals of the Zenith/Cohiba Pilot watches proudly flaunt all the DNA of a line of airborne conquerors, while emulating the rich tones of the Maduro 5 wrapping.

Zenith Cohiba partnership with Pilot Type 20 special editionsProduced in a numbered edition of 50 for the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Cohiba Maduro 5Edition and 150 in bronze for its Pilot Type 20 Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition counterpart, these magnificent timepieces display both the Zenith and the Cohiba logos on their sandblasted black dials. Both feature gold-plated hour and minute hands with a small seconds hand at 9 o’clock on the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition, together with a central chrono hand and 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. A special titanium caseback bearings the number of the piece in the series, along with the noble name ‘Cohiba Maduro 5’ atop an engraving of Cohiba’s “El Laguito” historical factory*. A brown oily nubuck strap with protective rubber lining, special stitching and titanium pin buckle on the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition; and a brown alligator leather strap with protective rubber lining and matching 18-carat rose gold pin buckle on the Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition, set the perfect finishing touches to both these extraordinary collectors’ items.

While taste in any area is subjective, Maduro 5 connoisseurs have a very specific and highly desirable set of expectations and the same could be said of their watchmaking doppelgangers. United by a love of exceptional style and quality, aficionados of both fine Cuban cigars and magnificent timepieces are sure to be captivated by these latest spectacular embodiments of this unlikely, yet highly successful partnership between two totally unrelated but fully complementary industries.

* While it is possible to visit the Zenith location in Le Locle, Switzerland, and to experience how human hands seem to magically breathe life into an El Primero movement, the cigar manufacturer “El Laguito” appears virtually sealed off in its location in Cubanacán on the outskirts of the Cuban capital, Havana. Not because Cohiba has something to hide, but because the more than 300 employees must carefully attend to their work. A Cohiba cigar, as shown most impressively during a tour, still remains a totally handmade product.

 

PILOT TYPE 20 EXTRA SPECIAL COHIBA-MADURO 5 EDITION

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Limited Edition of 50 units
paying tribute to Cohiba’s high end collection (Maduro 5) 

Reference: 18.2430.679/27.C721

MOVEMENT
Elite 679, Automatic
Calibre 11 ½“` (Diameter: 25.6 mm)
Movement thickness: 3.85 mm  Zenith Cohiba partnership with Pilot Type 20 special editions
Components: 126
Jewels: 27
Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4 Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours
Finishes: Oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif

FUNCTIONS
Hours and minutes in the centre
Central seconds hand

CASE, DIAL & HANDS
Material: 18-ct rose gold
Diameter: 45 mm
Dial-opening diameter: 37.80 mm
Thickness: 14.25 mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: 18-ct rose gold engraved with “El Laguito” (Cohiba’s historical building)
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Black adorned with Cohiba’s logo
Hour-markers: Arabic numerals in Super-LumiNova® SLN C1
Hands: gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1 

STRAPS & BUCKLES
Strap reference: 27.00.2321.721
Brown alligator leather strap with protective rubber lining
Buckle reference: 27.18.0021.001
18-ct rose gold pin buckle

LIMITED EDITION OF 50 UNITS

PILOT TYPE 20 EXTRA SPECIAL CHRONOGRAPH COHIBA-MADURO 5 EDITION

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Limited Edition of 150 units
paying tribute to Cohiba’s high end collection (Maduro 5)

Reference: 29.2432.4069/27.C794  Zenith Cohiba partnership with Pilot Type 20 special editions

MOVEMENT
El Primero 4069, Automatic
Calibre 13 ¼ “` (Diameter: 30 mm)
Movement thickness: 6.60 mm
Components: 254
Jewels: 35
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours
Finishes: Oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif

FUNCTIONS
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small second at 9 o’clock
Chronograph :
Central chrono hand
30-min counter at 3 o’clock

CASE, DIAL & HANDS
Material: Bronze
Diameter: 45 mm
Dial-opening diameter: 37.80 mm
Thickness: 14.25 mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Titanium case-back engraved with “El Laguito” (Cohiba’s historical building)
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Black adorned with Cohiba’s logo
Hour-markers: Arabic numerals in Super-LumiNova® SLN C1
Hands: gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1

STRAPS & BUCKLES
Strap reference: 27.00.2321.794
Brown oily nubuck strap with protective rubber lining
Buckle reference: 27.95.0021.001
Titanium pin buckle

LIMITED EDITION OF 150 UNITS

A To Z about Buying Men’s Gold Wedding Rings

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Men's Gold Wedding Rings
Men's Gold Wedding Rings

A To Z about Buying Men’s Gold Wedding Rings

Make sure that when it comes to choosing the right men’s gold wedding rings, you know everything about the product. Not everyone is comfortable when it comes to purchasing these items and they don’t know what they think they should. You need to know the various types of gold that are available and the cost that each one would bring. Here are just a few of the things that you need to know about how to pick the right one for your loved one.



Design Choice

When it comes to men’s gold wedding rings you need to know what you are looking for before you step into the store. You need to think about a few things, such as:

  • Color, which can be white, yellow, pink or rose
  • Metal type, which can be silver, platinum, titanium, gold or more
  • Proportions, and this can be chunky, smooth, set with jewels or anything else
  • Most importantly, you should set the price factor in advance and try not to stray from your calculated price estimation or budget

Make sure when you go into the store tell them just what you are looking for instead of giving them the option to show you whatever they want.



Types

There are a few types of men’s gold wedding rings that you should think about, including:

  • White
  • Yellow
  • Pink or rose

Each of these also come in different content levels that are dependent on the weight of the jewelry, such as:

  • 10 karat is the lowest amount of total gold or around 41.6%
  • 14 karat is the middle area and has around 58.3% percent of gold
  • 18 karat, which contains the most amount of gold and is around 75%

Also, each of the the different content levels has a different hardness level, which is also based on the type . The hardness is 160 for rose, 195 for pink, 155 for yellow and 225 for white in 18 karat. The hardness for 14 karat is 125 for both pink and rose, while yellow is 140 and white is 165 and the hardness levels for 10 karat is 115 for both rose and pink, 145 for yellow and 190 for white. Make sure that you think about the hardness levels that you want right before you select the right men’s gold wedding rings.

Men's Gold Wedding Rings
A To Z about Buying Men’s Gold Wedding Rings

Budget

One of the things that most people think about when it comes to men’s gold wedding rings is the price they have to pay. You should set your estimated budget before you step a foot into the store. Tell the sales representative the pre-calculated budget you have set, which should include everything like taxes, resizing and more. Ask them to only show you those options that are in your budget to avoid falling in love with something that you can’t afford. You can also choose not to inform them, but simply tell that you aren’t looking to spend that amount if they show you something out of your budget.

There is so much that you should know when it comes to men’s gold wedding rings, but make sure that you know the general details. You should always go into a store with a price range already set so that you only have a look at those rings that fits within your budget. You also need to have an idea of what you are looking for so that you can tell the sales representative, who would be responsible for showing you those. Also, you share the designs you are looking for along with the karats, which can determine the hardness of the jewelry along with the cost.

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