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Introducing the new Alpina Shadow Line

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Introducing the new Alpina Shadow Line
Introducing the new Alpina Shadow Line

Alpina launches a new range of smoked dials in its Startimer Pilot and Alpiner collections

The new Alpina Shadow Line is now available in store declined in six watches: two Startimer Pilot big date quartz chronographs, three Startimer Pilot Automatic watches and an Automatic Alpiner 4 watch, all equipped with an exclusively developed Alpina connected e-strap.



Faithful to Alpina’s roots, a new line of smoked dials combining urban elegance and sporty technicity is born, reinterpreting its best-selling pieces.

The Startimer Pilot

Drawing inspiration from the Startimer Pilot Automatic collection, these Shadow Line edition timepieces maintain all the desired pilot features as well as excellence and qualitative finishing details with an added twist.

Introducing the new Alpina Shadow Line
Introducing the new Alpina Shadow Line

A great example of the above would be the rose gold-plated stainless steel 44 mm case contrasting with a dark grey sunray finishing dial, it displays the typical oversized luminous hand-applied rose gold-plated indexes and hands with a date window at 3 o’clock. The timepiece features a dark genuine leather e-strap as well as an engraved case back. Another model is available in black PVD-coated stainless steel with a dark blue or dark grey dial displaying mat finishing and applied pearl black indexes and date window at 3 o’clock.

The same models are available with the quartz Chronograph function and bearing the same mat urban sporty look.

The Alpiner 4 Automatic

The Alpiner 4 is one of the most emblematic Swiss sports watches, combining beautiful aesthetics while offering performance and accuracy to alpine and nature enthusiasts under the harshest conditions.

Alpina introduces a new version in black PVD-coated stainless steel with its famous red triangle adorning the seconds hand and the 12 o’clock mark on the bi-directional turning bezel, while the Alpina 1883 logo is engraved on the 44mm back case of the watch. The date window is displayed at 3 o’clock and the luminova-treated indexes are delicately placed over the sunray-finished dial. The AL-525 automatic caliber offers a 38-hour power-reserve, the stainless-steel case allows for a 10 ATM water-resistance as well as the other three main features of the Concept 4 anti-magnetic, anti-shock, and stainless steel.

E-strap

Each watch comes with its own black leather e-strap with a black fiberglass buckle.

The Alpina e-strap helps you to track your steps, calories, sleep, and more. The e-strap is an elegant and sporty leather strap with a hidden chip in its buckle that helps you to lead a healthier lifestyle and get tips from its companion app, the MMT-365. The app can be downloaded free of charge on iOS and Android devices and functions with all Alpina Horological smartwatches.



TECHNICAL DESCRIPTIONS

Alpiner 4 Shadow line
Watch: 1395 CHF/ 1395 EUR/ 1495 USD
Strap: 149 CHF/ 159.95 EUR/ 189 USD

Reference AL-525BB5FBAQ6 with ALE-BB22X18-BLK

Case
Stainless steel case with black PVD coating, 44 mm diameter with 360° Bi-directional turning compass bezel / Scratch – Convex Resistant Sapphire Crystal, 13.15 thickness
10 ATM/100m/330ft Water-resistant
ANTIMAGNETIC / ANTISHOCK
Engraved case-back threaded crown

Introducing the new Alpina Shadow Line
Alpina Shadow Line AL-525BB5FBAQ6_

Movement
AL-525, Automatic Caliber
26 jewels, 38 hours power reserve, 28,800/h

Dial
Black dial with sunray finishing with applied pearl black indexes with black luminous / Date window at 3’ o clock
Hands polished pearl black color with black luminous treatment and red second hands

Strap
Black leather E-strap with black fiber glass buckle
E-strap equipped with MMT-100 Module, +7 days battery life, synchronization to the companion app via the pusher

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date and connected function via E-strap
Activity tracking
Sleep monitoring
Sleep cycle alarms
Get-Active alerts
Dynamic coaching
Cloud backup and restore
Rechargeable Battery via USB charger
Average charging time: 4 hours

 

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTIONS

Startimer Pilot Automatic Shadow line
Price: 1295 CHF/ 1295 EUR/ 1285 USD

Reference AL-525GG4S4 with ALE-DBRB22X18-RGP

Case
Rose gold-plated stainless-steel case,
44 mm diameter, 10,74 thickness
Convex Resistant Sapphire Crystal
10 ATM/100m/330ft Water-resistant
Engraved case-back / Screw-in crown

Movement

Introducing the new Alpina Shadow Line
Alpina Shadow Line AL-525GG4S4

AL-525, Automatic Caliber
26 jewels, 38 hours power reserve, 28,800/h

Dial
Dark grey dial with sunray finishing with applied rose gold-plated and black luminous indexes / Date window at 3 o’clock
Hands polished rose gold-plated with black luminous treatment

Strap
Dark brown leather E-strap with black fiber glass buckle
E-strap equipped with MMT-100 Module, +7 days battery life, synchronization to the companion app via the buckle pusher

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date and connected functions via E-strap
Activity tracking
Sleep monitoring
Sleep cycle alarms
Get-Active alerts
Dynamic coaching
Cloud backup and restore
Rechargeable Battery via USB charger
Average charging time: 4 hours

 

Source: Alpina Watches

Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 wins the « Revival» Prize in the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

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Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 wins the « Revival» Prize in the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève
Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 wins the « Revival» Prize in the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 wins the « Revival» Prize in the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 wins the « Revival» Prize in the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève
The Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) awards the “Revival” prize to the Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 watch. This model is a perfect illustration of a unique savoir-faire. A deliberately vintage look for these new models reinterpreting the creativity and the aesthetic of the iconic timepieces born in the 1940s.



The Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 watch in its steel version, is inspired by reference 4240, of which the first executions in yellow gold, pink gold or steel were introduced in 1942. In keeping with the original, this understated and elegant model drives the hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock, along with hand-type date and day and month by aperture. The calendar indications appear in dark blue, on a two-tone silvered dial typical of the era. The sunburst satin-finished centre and the outer zone punctuated by Arabic numerals clearly enhance the legibility of the respective functions and accentuate its retro-chic elegance.



Speaking at the GPHG award ceremony, the Maison’s Style and Heritage Director Christian Selmoni said: “Above and beyond the model itself, this prize rewards the passion and the savoir-faire perpetuated within our Manufacture for generations.The pride Vacheron Constantin takes in developing watches stems from a true vocation, a mission to create beauty, combining the excellence of Fine Watchmaking and horological complications with the refinement of dedicated design and aesthetic. That is what we in the Manufacture refer to as manual intelligence.”

Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 wins the « Revival» Prize in the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève
The Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942

Source: Vacheron Constantin Press Lounge

Zenith Unveils Special-Edition Watch In A Philanthropic Partnership With Wounded Warrior Project

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Zenith Unveils Special-Edition Watch In A Philanthropic Partnership With Wounded Warrior Project
Zenith Unveils Special-Edition Watch In A Philanthropic Partnership With Wounded Warrior Project

Zenith Unveils Special-Edition Watch In A Philanthropic Partnership With Wounded Warrior Project.

Zenith has launched its first limited-edition timepiece in partnership with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). The Manufacture is proud to be expressing its support by making a donation to this charitable organization that honors and empowers injured service members who bravely volunteered to serve their nation on or after the events of September 11, 2001. The new Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 USA Edition watch will be sold nationwide in a limited run of 50 units. This is particularly appropriate for a Manufacture reputed for equipping various armed forces with models meeting their demanding technical specifications in terms of reliability, readability and robustness.



Veteran pilot’s watch

The ranks of Manufacture Zenith historically include models that have made an indelible imprint on watchmaking, notably including its iconic pilot’s watches. The original 1960s TIPO CP-2 is often identified under that name. ‘CP’ stands for cronometro da polso (wrist chronograph). TIPO CP-2 chronographs belong to the exclusive circle of legendary chronographs that have earned the status of exceptional timepieces in both military and horological history and are now sought-after collector’s items.  At Baselworld 2016, Zenith presented its tribute to one of the most coveted military pieces, the Heritage Cronometro Tipo CP-2, and is now paying a fresh tribute simultaneously serving a concrete philanthropic purpose.



Stars and stripes for the Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 USA Edition

Commenting on the partnership, Julien Tornare, CEO of Zenith shared: “In recognition of Veteran’s Day, Zenith is honored to partner with Wounded Warrior Project to launch this very special limited-edition chronograph. We are happy to support the important work that Wounded Warrior Project is doing for the nation’s service members and their families through this project. We could not think of a better way to celebrate this moving annual commemoration.”

The 43mm case of the Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 USA Edition features a rotating bezel inspired by the US flag, a theme picked up on the oscillating weight with its Côtes de Genève motif. In addition, for the very first time, the watch features a matte blue dial coordinated with a matching aluminum ring inside the bezel. The triangle marker and hand have both been changed to red. Fitted with a special blue kudu-hide strap with white and red stitching, the USA Edition puts on a modern spin on patriotism and pays tribute to the nation and its soldiers.

Gary Corless, warrior support for Wounded Warrior Project commented: “We’re extremely grateful for the support of Zenith and their newest campaign, which enables us to address the challenges warriors face head-on. Our warriors paid their dues on the battlefield, and never pay a penny for our programs and services.”

The latest in a series of legendary timepieces, the Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 USA Edition indeed offers the ultimate tribute to a legion of brave men and women by celebrating courage, sacrifice and commitment.



PILOT CRONOMETRO TIPO CP-2 USA EDITION (Limited Edition: 50 units)

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Reference: 03.2241.405/51.C915

KEY POINTS
Reinterpretation of the famous Cairelli model from the 1960s
Automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph with Flyback function
Tribute to Wounded Warriors

MOVEMENT
Movement: El Primero 405 B, Automatic
Caliber: 13 ¼ ‘’’ (Diameter: 30 mm)
Movement thickness: 6.6 mm

Zenith Unveils Special-Edition Watch In A Philanthropic Partnership With Wounded Warrior Project
PILOT CRONOMETRO TIPO CP-2 USA EDITION

Components: 254
Jewels: 31
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours
Finishes: Oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif bearing the US flag

FUNCTIONS

Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Flyback Chronograph

  • Central chronograph hand
  • 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock

CASE, DIAL & HANDS
Dimater: 43 mm
Dimater opening: 32.5 mm
Thickness: 12.85 mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal
Material: Steel
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Matte Blue
Bezel: Special Blue
Hour-makers: Arabic numerals in SuperLuminova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1

STRAPS & BUCKLES
Bracelet: Blue Kudu leather strap with special stitching
Buckle: Titanium pin buckle

Source: Zenith Watches

INTERGEM 2018: Good sales, high internationality

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INTERGEM 2018: Good sales, high internationality
INTERGEM 2018: Good sales, high internationality

INTERGEM 2018: Good sales, high internationality

The INTERGEM 2018 drew to a close with a mixed picture. The trade fair for gemstones and jewellery in Idar-Oberstein saw 2,900 visitors attend this year’s event, held from 28 September to 1 October, 300 fewer than last year. However, the majority of the 120 exhibitors reported good business.



The INTERGEM was unable to escape the general situation in the markets,” says the fair’s managing director, Kai-Uwe Hille. “Sales were slow for jewellers, resulting in less demand for new goods. This also had an effect on the number of visitors attending. In view of the overall economic situation in the jewellery sector and the negative trends at the majority of trade fairs worldwide, the specialist nature of the INTERGEM enabled it to perform well – even if not to our satisfaction: we need to work further on optimising the event.”

INTERGEM 2018: Good sales, high internationalityThis was confirmed by Jochen Müller, President of the Diamond and Precious Stones Bourse: “The sector is in crisis, the decline is certainly not due to local reasons.” The lower number of German visitors compared to the previous year was particularly noticeable. Instead, there were more international visitors, particularly from France, Benelux, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Japan, China, USA, Switzerland and Austria, making their way to Idar-Oberstein.



In addition, buyers for prestigious brands such as Louis Vuitton, Bucherer and Wellendorff put in an appearance at the INTERGEM, spending heavily. The fair’s strengths in rare varieties and fine stone qualities were particularly important here.

Despite the fall in visitor numbers, the majority of exhibitors struck a positive note. Roman Ruppenthal of the eponymous Idar-Oberstein firm says: “After a very quiet Friday and Saturday, on Sunday we saw a lot of interest, with good sales. Despite fewer visitors, we were by all means satisfied with the outcome.”

INTERGEM 2018: Good sales, high internationality

This view is echoed by Vikar Ahmed of AV Gems: “We are satisfied, the number of visitors was lower than last year, but the quality of the purchasers was good. We were able to make some interesting contacts and do good business. We are also confident about the post-fair business.”

INTERGEM 2018: Good sales, high internationality
INTERGEM 2018: Good sales, high internationality

Designer Andrea Sohne also draws a positive conclusion: “On Saturday in particular there were not enough people there, but the visitors that did come appreciated the good atmosphere, the relaxed mood and the great selection of unusual gemstones.” These strengths will also form the foundation for the next INTERGEM, from 3 to 6 October 2019.

INTERGEM 2019:
Thursday October 3 – Sunday, October 6, 2019

Source: Intergem Messe GmbH Press   

 

RAYMOND WEIL’s iconic parsifal collection

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RAYMOND WEIL’s iconic parsifal collection
RAYMOND WEIL’s iconic parsifal collection

Raymond Weil Reinterprets Its Emblematic Parsifal Line Same Precision, Different Time

Nearly three decades after its inception, RAYMOND WEIL’s iconic parsifal collection returns this autumn 2018.

First launched in the early 90’s, this heritage range for him and her has been reimagined by the luxury Swiss watchmakers, adding a modern twist in time for gifting season.

Inspired by Richard Wagner’s last opera, Parsifal, this revisited collection of men’s and ladies’ timepieces are the perfect accumulation of horology, classic aesthetics and accessible luxury.



parsifal once again shows RAYMOND WEIL’s deep attachment to its roots, and desire to preserve tradition as a source of inspiration – while, at the same time, refining the key design elements such as the curved outlines and sophisticated cross link bracelet which have forged the powerful identity of this symbolic collection.

RAYMOND WEIL’s iconic parsifal collectionMore key features include the emblematic gadroon bezel, classic two-tone steel and Roman numeral detailing. With a contemporary matte white dial, the crown is embellished with blue lacquer, adding a subtle pop of colour to this timeless design.

Experience simple, understated luxury, with a matching timepiece for him and her, the perfect gift for couples this festive season. Both ladies and gents will experience an ergonomic fit with the distinctive cross link bracelets.



Available in 41mm and 30mm cases, parsifal is a reimagination of the legendary original collection and a reminder of RAYMOND WEIL’s handmade Swiss heritage.

Second half of 2018 will also see a new iteration of the award-winning Parsifal ad campaign that took the creative world by storm in 1994. Consolidating RAYMOND WEIL’s commitments to the musical arts, the Precision Movements campaign portrayed graceful dancers in mid-air across a range of different creatives. Now, 24 years later, the innovative creative will be reimagined for a new audience.

RAYMOND WEIL
RAYMOND WEIL is the name of a Swiss watchmaking Maison and that of a family which has for almost half a century been embedding its values at the very heart of its watches.

Belonging to the privileged circle of independent family businesses, it creates elegant and refined watches for women and men. Founded in 1976, it is now headed by Elie Bernheim, grandson of the founder who gave his name to the company. Across three generations, the Geneva-based firm has been pursuing its development and steadily consolidating its status as a leading light in the Swiss watch industry.

Music and Art are to RAYMOND WEIL what thought is to humankind: an inexhaustible source of inspiration and creativity. This enduring family-driven vision not only forges the strength of RAYMOND WEIL, but also shapes its distinctive nature. Music and Art stimulate its creativity and lie at the heart of all its international partnerships with renowned artists, famous music brands, iconic concert halls, foundations dedicated to supporting the arts, as well as the most prestigious award ceremonies.

Building on more than 40 years of experience, the Swiss watchmaking Maison brings to the fore the watchmaking skills and expertise patiently acquired in Switzerland over the centuries. Precision, quality, reliability, nobility and high-tech materials are the demanding standards of a philosophy that earns it the much-coveted ‘Swiss-made’ label.

Source: RAYMOND WEIL Genève prdepartment



PARSIFAL TECHNICAL DATA
5180-SPS-00995

Movement
Quartz

Jewels
3

Functions
Hours and minutes
Date window at 3 o’clock      RAYMOND WEIL’s iconic parsifal collection

Case
Round – Polished stainless steel with yellow gold PVD plating and set with 48 diamonds
Steel with yellow gold PVD plating crown protector
Diameter: 30 mm
Thickness: 5.8 mm

Bezel
Stainless steel with yellow gold PVD plating and gadroons

Crown
Stainless steel with yellow gold PVD plating fluted and blue lacquer dome

Crystal
Sapphire crystal with dual-sided antiglare treatment

Dial
White mother-of-pearl and a flange

Index
8 diamonds and yellow gold coloured steel roman numerals appliques

Hands
Yellow gold coloured brass electroplated on steel type, Boston-shaped

Case back
Snapped

Bracelet
Two-tone stainless steel with yellow gold PVD plating – Cross links Stainless steel RW folding clasp with double push-security system

Water-resistance
5 ATM

A Limited-Edition Timepiece Due To Launch In November

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A Limited-Edition Timepiece Due To Launch In November
A Limited-Edition Timepiece Due To Launch In November

Mr Porter Partners With Zenith And Bamford Watch Department To Create A Limited-Edition Timepiece Due To Launch In November

MR PORTER, the award-winning online destination for men’s style, is pleased to announce it has partnered with Swiss fine-watch manufacturer Zenith and British watch customiser Bamford Watch Department in creating an exclusive 25-piece limited-edition watch, available for sale on 15 November 2018.



Mr George Bamford and his team worked alongside Zenith in the design of this watch, which was then entirely developed and produced in-house at Zenith’s Manufacture. Co-creating a project and product of this nature is a first for all three partners in this undertaking.

Each of these limited-edition watches will feature a special open case-back engraved and individually numbered one to 25.

A Limited-Edition Timepiece Due To Launch In November
A Limited-Edition Timepiece Due To Launch In November

“This is a first for MR PORTER, working together with both Zenith and Bamford Watch Department, and we are thrilled with the result. Zenith’s approach to modern day watch-making, alongside George Bamford’s eye for contemporary customisation, has created a unique timepiece our customers and readers are sure to enjoy and appreciate. By diving into Zenith’s archive for technical references, this collaboration showcases genuine originality and storytelling – which certainly will make this watch special for years to come.” Mr Toby Bateman, Managing Director, MR PORTER



“The relationship established last year with the customisation specialist Bamford Watch Department (BWD) has already confirmed the wide range of creative possibilities provided by such cooperation, and this is now the first time that we are producing a BWD design entirely in-house. In 2015, Zenith also became the first Swiss fine-watch brand available on MRPORTER.COM and this world-class online retail destination needs no introduction. The result of this three-way endeavour is liable to strike a chord with stylish men around the globe.”  Mr Julien Tornare, CEO, Zenith 

“Since becoming the official customiser for Zenith in June last year, I have had this project in mind with MR PORTER. I am so excited to see it come to fruition and as always, it was a pleasure designing and working with both brands on the project. The engineering team at Zenith have blown me away with how the beautiful blue on this unique dial has come to life and the way in which the design nods to the past makes it truly special.”  Mr George Bamford, Founder, Bamford Watch Department

Prices €7,100 EUR / £6,100 GBP / $7,500 USD

A Limited-Edition Timepiece Due To Launch In November
A Limited-Edition Timepiece Due To Launch In November

About MR PORTER

Since launching in February 2011, MR PORTER has established itself as the award-winning global retail and content destination for men’s style, with an unparalleled product offering from the world’s best menswear and lifestyle brands, including own labels Mr P. and Kingsman. MR PORTER publishes unmatched content through its weekly shoppable digital magazine, The Journal, its bimonthly newspaper, The MR PORTER Post, and its bite-sized, several-times-a-day digital news source, The Daily. MR PORTER offers express worldwide shipping to more than 170 countries, including same-day delivery to New York and London, and provides a seamless shopping experience across mobile, tablet, and desktop, with easy returns and multi-lingual customer care and personal-shopping teams who are available 24/7, 365 days a year. mrporter.com

About Zenith

Since 1865, Zenith has been guided by authenticity, daring and passion in pushing the boundaries of excellence, precision and innovation. Soon after its founding in Le Locle by visionary watchmaker Mr Georges Favre-Jacot, Zenith gained recognition for the precision of its chronometers, with which it has won 2,333 chronometry prizes in just over a century and a half of existence: an absolute record. Famed for its legendary 1969 El Primero calibre enabling short-time measurements accurate to the nearest 1/10th of a second, the Manufacture has since developed over 600 movement variations. Today, Zenith offers new and fascinating vistas in time measurement, including 1/100th of a second timing with the Defy El Primero 21; and a whole new dimension in mechanical precision with the world’s most accurate watch, the 21st-century Defy Lab.  Energised by newly reinforced ties with a proud tradition of dynamic, avant-garde thinking, Zenith is writing its future… and the future of Swiss watchmaking. zenith-watches.com 

About Bamford Watch Department

As the world’s first company to offer fully customised steel sports watches, BWD has earned a reputation within the watch making world as a highly innovative, inspirational source of originality and flair, acknowledged as the final word in luxury timepiece customisation over the past 14 years. BWD become the first British customisation brand to be officially recognised and approved by a Swiss watchmaker. This blend of precision engineering, unique customisation techniques and enviable

heritage ensures that the creative possibilities of this venture are practically limitless. With a modus operandi that puts the client in the driving seat, BWD is proud to offer an extensive catalogue of in-house designs and special series watches, as well as multiple online customisers to help customers achieve their perfect timepiece.  bamfordwatchdepartment.com

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