On this auspicious occasion, May joy, prosperity, and happiness Illuminate your life and your home. Wishing you a Happy Diwali.
The Seiko Quartz Astron 35SQ is etched in the annals of horological history as the world’s first quartz watch. The origin of this watch can be traced back to a project for developing a quartz timer for the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. The watches’ electronic circuits and functions were efficiently integrated into a single hybrid module. the inside of the watch was entirely devoid of mechanical parts except for those needed for indicating the time.While mechanical watches averaged about 10-20 seconds a day, the Seiko Astron 35sQ was accurate to within 5 seconds a month.
In 2012 Seiko introduced the Astron Series which boasts of features like solar-charging, world time and a perpetual calendar but, most crucially, boasts GPS connectivity . The Astron line has been constantly updated by Seiko with many new features with every model . Now in 2018 , a new chapter in the history of Astron GPS Solar technology opens with the launch of an entirely new caliber, 5X, that offers the most advanced functionality ever. The new Seiko Astron 5Xseries is the world’s smallest and thinnest GPS solar watch. It is just 42.9mm in diameter and 12.2mm in depth.To enhance the speed and quality of the GPS connection, every component in the GPS module has been re-engineered. Thanks to the use of three independent motors for the hour, minute and second hands, Caliber 5X requires at the fastest just three seconds* to change from one time zone to another.
The Astron 5X watch adjusts automatically to the exact time, up to twice a day. If it can see the sky, it will connect with one or more GPS satellites and re-set the time, if needed, to a precision of one second every 100,000 years. Even if the watch cannot see the sky, it remembers when it was last successful in receiving a time signal and automatically attempts to receive a signal.
The new 5X caliber will be available in December 2018 in four design variations, including one limited edition of 2,000, inspired by the remarkable astronomical phenomenon of the supernova, a star that, at the end of its life, explodes and releases vast amounts of energy. In addition to these four creations, two more will be added in February 2019.
The trend of Swiss watch industry exports remained strong in August with growth close to the figure announced in July. Their value rose by 5.5% during the eighth month of the year to reach 1.5 billion francs. The cumulative figure for watch industry exports since January now stands at 13.8 billion francs (+9.5% against January-August 2017.Precious metal and bimetal watches reported higher than average growth. Products in steel also made a significant contribution to the overall increase in value, despite a weaker advance (+3.0%). Volumes were lower, especially for the Other metals and Other materials categories. Watches priced at less than 500 francs (export price) reported a significant downturn in August, in terms of both value (-10.2%) and number of pieces (-9.0%). Above the 500 francs mark, the value of exported timepieces rose by 7.7%.
Tissot Chrono XL Classic edited especially for Virat Kohli embodies a unique set of customization’s that personify Tissot Ambassador. Known as the Tissot Chrono XL Classic Virat Kohli 2018, the watch features his navy blue logo engraved on its white silk-printed case back and a navy blue leather strap enhances the sporty aesthetics of this special edition. The stopwatch number 20 is changed by 18 and stands out in red, representing Virat Kohli’s number and the color of the swiss flag. This piece is limited to 3018 only: 18 relates to Virat Kohli’s Indian Team jersey number and the year 2018 is the year during which he will celebrate his 30th birthday. Therefore, the number of units produced is 3018.
The Tissot Chrono XL is one of the largest chronographs (45mm) in the Tissot collection.Available in stores from October 2018 onwards.
To celebrate its 280th anniversary, Swiss watchmaker Jaquet Droz has launched the Parrot Repeater Pocket Watch. A very unique watch with decorative traditional gem decoration techniques that adorn the watch. The pocket watch is delivered in 56 mm gold . 216 yellow diamonds 0, 72 carats. Repeater. Caliber RMA88. Power reserve up to 48 hours. Mother-of-pearl dial. In addition to the clock comes a chain and a plate of pink gold 750 with 125 emeralds.
The dial is covered with a transparent anti-glare glass made of high-strength sapphire crystal, which provides maximum protection against chips and mechanical damage.
The vivid work of art from the clock depicts a lively naturalistic scene in which the beloved bird motif of Jaquet Droz takes center stage. Each of the five macaw families is lively and is surrounded by a lush forest of vines and hibiscus. In addition, a bird of paradise and two tigers can also be seen on the scene. The Parrot Repeater’s is made up of 688 manual assemblies that perform extremely complex bell functions.Taking more than three years to create this masterpiece, every artisan technique of the company has joined forces to bring forth an exquisite piece to mark this memorable occasion.
The Parrot Repeater Pocket Watch is a one-off a kind and is priced at $1.05 million.
TAG Heuer just introduced three new models to their Aquaracer Carbon Edition, all three models are featured with black PVD case.The Carbon Aquaracer is available in three models, each standing out thanks to hints of blue, yellow, or rose gold. The 41mm black PVD-covered titanium case houses the carbon bezel. The dial boasts an imitation carbon effect. It’s, therefore, a watch that’s durable and solid, but above all, light. The full black look, subtly illuminated by hints of colour, lends the piece elegance and modernity.
The watches are powered by the automatic Calibre 5 movement which beats at 28’800 vph and offers a power reserve of 38 hours. Waterproof to 300m. Aquaracer Carbon is the perfect watch for the outdoor adventure lover while maintaining the stylish, sporty look that’s inseparable from TAG Heuer. The black textile strap has top stitching that echoes the colours of the dial.Available from Sept 3 @ https://www.tagheuer.com/en
Captain James Cook (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.Cook was attacked and killed in 1779 during his third exploratory voyage in the Pacific while attempting to kidnap Kalaniʻōpuʻu, a Hawaiian chief, in order to reclaim a cutter stolen from one of his ships. He left a legacy of scientific and geographical knowledge which influenced his successors well into the 20th century, and numerous memorials worldwide have been dedicated to him.
Swiss watch maker Rado introduced the First Rado Hyperchrome Captain Cook range of diver watches in the legendary explorers name in in 1962,ever since Rado as been constantly upgrading the range with newer material and designs.
The latest Rado Captain Cook Mk. III Automatic re-issue is lighter and much bigger with its case measuring 46.8 mm,The case is super-lightweight grade five titanium, known for its scratch-resistance, while the movement features a power reserve of up to 80 hours.Divers features include a inner unidirectional rotational timing-ring, operable via the crown at 2 o’clock and 220 meters or 770 feet of water-resistance.
Available exclusively at Macy’s in the US and at RADO dealers worldwide from October for 2550 USD.
Red Devils will be touring the United States to prepare for the forthcoming English Premier League season. TAG Heuer is unveiling two new special editions honouring this iconic football team. These two new models, with their contemporary design and cleverly contrasting use of red and anthracite grey, could be sported by players from the start of the forthcoming 2018/2019 season.
The Carrera and Formula 1 models use the club colours of red and grey.
The Carrera is 43mm in diameter and features an anthracite skeleton dial, and the team’s crest at 9 o’clock. The team’s name is seen on the bezel and their logo is also on the sapphire crystal caseback. Watchbazar loves the bold red rubber strap,which is also the club’s iconic signature colour.Priced at $ 5,750
The Manchester United logo in the TAG Heuer Formula 1 model is positioned on the counter at 6 o’clock. The date is at 4 o’clock on a black disc. The opaline anthracite dial is finished with red indexes and an oversized ’12’ in Arabic numeral at the midday mark. Comes equipped with a black rubber strap.Other features include a steel tachymeter fixed bezel, red superliminova® highlighting the hour makers and a screw-down crown at 3 o’clock. Watchbazar truly feels that the TAG Heuer Formula 1 for its pricing of $ 1,550 is a great watch to own in the TAG Heuer range.
The Richard Mille RM 25-01 Tourbillon Adventure watch features a Titanium and Carbon TPT case measuring a whopping 50.85mm. It comes with a tourbillon-equipped titanium competition chronograph movement. Above the dial there is a separate removable bezel element that houses the compass and is connected via a bayonet mount. The watch has a level on the side of the case at 4 o’clock so that the compass can be accurately positioned. Produced in collaboration wit Sylvester Stallone and his inputs and ideas The RM 25-01 keeps the Badass outdoor adventure spirit alive on any wrist when worn.
Richard Mille has used titanium for most of the parts which made the RM 01-25 lighter in weight by almost by half ,also helped in increased precision and chronometric reliability.
To maintain the typical ruff outdoor survival Rambo spirit alive the watch is also equipped with a small carbon TPT hermetic compartment that holds five water purification capsules, Each capsule is capable of purifying up to 1 litre of any water safe to drink in 30 to 120 minutes.
Keeping the adventure spirit the watch comes with a camouflage rubber strap and a strong pin-buckle in grade 5 titanium to hold the mammoth Rm 25-01 firmly to the owners wrist.
Limited to only 20 pieces with a price tag of $980,000. Richard Mille
House of Harry Winston was Founded in New York City in 1932, by Mr. Harry Winston – an innate gemologist, an intuitive business man, and a dedicated philanthropist – the brand continues to set the standard for the ultimate in fine jewelry and high-end watchmaking.
The Harry Winston Precious Signature was co-developed with Jacquet Droz . This unique one of a kind mechanical signature machine is made of white gold and Zalium, decorated with diamonds of different types of cuts (582 classic cut stones, 905 frameworks, 1 emerald cut stone) and a shining mosaic of blue opal.
Precious Signature invites its owner to contemplate, touch and wake up the automaton in a few seconds. You will first need to enter a personal code on the four cylinders. If it is correct, the emerald-cut diamond slides gently to the left to allow you to activate a pusher on the side of the box. A hatch opens at the bottom of the gold box. A mechanical arm deploys and invites you to insert the supplied pen and connect it to the arm. Then activate the special mechanism, and the device perfectly and deftly replicates your signature on paper.
The Precious Signature by Harry Winston is presented in a special box with a tray of paper and designated areas to store the pen and the activation key.
Priced @ 1.5 million CHF Only 🙂