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Another watch brand is flexing its innovative muscle in honor of the annual event in Basel, SIHH 2012. This brilliant timepiece is from the brand Corum. The watch is called the Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 38 Mystery Moon and features an engraved white or black mother-of-pearl dial. The watch has a moon-phase indicator that is decorated with 6 diamond stars and a date window in the 2’o clock position.

 

 

Along flange there are printed 12 monochromatic nautical pennants that stand for the hours from 1 to 12. The dial is framed by signature Corum Admiral’s Cup 12-sided case and 12-sided sapphire crystal. The final touch of elegance added to the Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 38 Mystery Moon is the bezel that holds 72 diamonds.

 

Technical Specifications


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Ref. 384.101.47/0F49 AA01 (white dial)

Ref. 384.101.47/F149 AN01 (black dial)

Movement: Calibre CO384, mechanical self-winding movement with 30 jewels, that vibrates at 28,800 vib/h and 42-hour power reserve

Functions: Hours, minutes, date and moon phase

Case Twelve-sided stainless steel case, 38 mm

Bezel set with 72 diamonds (0.58 ct)

Twelve-sided sapphire crystal front and case back, treated with anti-reflective coating

Water-resistant to 30 m / 3 ATM

Dial: Black or white mother-of-pearl from Indonesia, engraved sunburst decor

Corum patented nautical pennants that represent the numbers from one to twelve.

Jumping moon phases disk rotates 360° in 31 days, natural mother-of-pearl moon

Strap: Black or white satin with triple folding clasp

 

The now famed Unico manufacture chronograph movement has undergone its first ever evolution. Its base will now house a GMT function, which has been entirely developed and manufactured in-house by Hublot. The main technical feature of this GMT complication is that is gives the time in the different time zones using an expert set of 4 rotating aluminium discs. They are controlled by a push-button housed in the case middle at 2 o’clock which allows the discs to be simultaneously positioned, allowing the time in the city, selected from the 14 available, to be instantly and directly read.

With an elegant, practical and functional design, the King Power Unico GMT has a 48 mm dial and is available in two versions, ceramic or King Gold red gold ceramic, featuring a dial which is easy to read despite the wealth of indications it contains, and which allows the beautiful mechanics of the calibre to be admired. With a 72-hour power reserve, this watch will appeal to travelers with an appreciation of fine contemporary watchmaking.


TECHNICAL DETAILS

References 771.CI.1170.RX (ceramic version)

771.OM.1170.RX (gold version)

Series Not limited

Case “King Power” – 48 mm in diameter

Micro-blasted black ceramic or satin-finished 18K King Gold

Bezel Black ceramic with circular satin finish and black rubber moulding

Engraved city names

Crystal Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating

Bezel lug Black composite resin

Lateral inserts Black composite resin

Screw Black PVD titanium

Crown Black PVD titanium or 18K King Gold with black rubber insert

Push-buttons 2 o’clock: Black PVD titanium or 18K King Gold with black rubber insert

Case-back Micro-blasted black ceramic or satin-finished 18K King Gold

Water resistance 10 ATM, i.e. approx 100 metres

Dial Matt black skeleton with city indications

4 rotating aluminium discs with hour indications

Hands Satin-finished, with black Superluminova™

Movement HUB 1220 UNICO Base with GMT function

Developed and manufactured in-house by Hublot, self-winding

Oscillating weight

Openworked with black PVD coating, tungsten segment

Power reserve 72 hours

Strap Adjustable articulated black rubber strap

Clasp King Power micro-blasted black PVD titanium deployant buckle, cap in micro-blasted black PVD titanium, decorative plate in micro-blasted black ceramic

Gold version: 18K King Gold decorative plate and cap

In Preview of the Basel/SIHH 2012 Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Collection, Enjoy! 

At the same time classic and cutting-edge, the Vintage 1945 collection is a symbol of contemporary watchmaking that Girard-Perregaux has been careful to perfect. Taking its strong lines from the Art Deco movement, the new Vintage 1945 Large Date Moon-Phases from Girard-Perregaux incorporates an emblematic design. Its case, with its skilfully rounded shapes in both directions, houses a Girard-Perregaux mechanical movement with automatic winding that displays a large date and moon-phases on an equally curved dial. This contemporary piece is a resounding success in both aesthetic and technical terms.

Girard-Perregaux has made its mark on the history of timeless watches. For over 50 years, the Vintage 1945 collection from Girard-Perregaux has represented an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the Manufacture. Its strong design, alternation of lines and curves, and personality blending classicism with modernity has paved the way for unique creations. These include the legendary limited-edition Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with three gold Bridges featuring rhodium-plated skeletonised bridges, a model for which Girard-Perregaux is known the world over.

With its perfect circle and open case-back that displays the movement, the Vintage 1945 Large Date Moon-Phases from Girard-Perregaux perfectly embodies the spirit of the collection. All the time displays are harmoniously arranged and readable at a glance. At 12 o’clock, the instant large date displays the date on a pair of discs – one of which is transparent – in a patented system. This watch from Girard-Perregaux beats the tempo with a railway minute track that runs around the dial. The hands and applied Arabic numerals display the time with simplicity. The meticulously crafted curved hour markers are particularly delicate. Traditionally positioned at 6 o’clock, the raised moon-phases indicator is presented beneath a sky of perfect clarity.

Combining aesthetics with a beautiful mechanism is a golden rule at Girard-Perregaux. With its 282 components, the calibre Girard-Perregaux 03300-0062 features precision characteristics that are the Manufacture’s own. Exceptionally reliable watch from Girard-Perregaux, it beats to a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The list of finishes resembles an anthology of ornamental High Watchmaking traditions: the rhodium-plated mainplate boasts circular diamond-polishing and circular-graining of the visible and non-functional areas. These preciously decorated bridges create a gentle harmony: circular diamond-polishing, circular-graining on the trottoir and Côtes de Genève decoration. The wheels are gilded, the pivots burnished and the drum of the barrel embellished with a sunray finish.

 

GIRARD-PERREGAUX, VINTAGE 1945 LARGE DATE MOON-PHASES

Technical specifications

Pink gold or steel case with anti-reflective sapphire crystal

Case-back closed with 4 screws with sapphire crystal

Dimensions: 36.10 mm x 35.25 mm

Water resistance: 30 metres

Crown: pink gold or steel with engraved GP logo

Girard-Perregaux 03300-0062 movement

Mechanical with automatic winding

Display: hours, minutes, small seconds, large date, moon-phases indicator

 

Dimensions: 11½”’ x 12¾”’ – 25.60 mm x 28.80 mm

Total height: 4.90 mm

Number of components: 282

Jewels: 32

Power reserve: minimum 46 hours

Winding: automatic, 5N18 gold oscillating weight on the pink gold model and bi-metallic on the steel model

Frequency: 28,800 vibrations / hour (4 Hz)

Black alligator strap

Folding clasp in pink gold or steel

References

Pink gold: 25882-52-121-BB6B

Steel: 25882-11-121-BB6B

Jaeger-LeCoultre has followed last year’s “Tribute to Deep Sea Alarm.” Last year’s “Tribute” was very successful in the eyes of not only Jaeger-LeCoultre but also their fans and buyers. Because of this, they have done nothing less this year with their latest debut of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph timepiece for Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie.

This watch from Jaeger-LeCoultre will not be a limited edition, but currently there is little information about its availability. Everyone will know more after SIHH 2012!

http://www.sihh.org/2012/