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Cartier King Size Chronograph Pasha SeatimerThe New King Sized Chronograph Pasha Seatimer is an interesting addition to Cartier's Seatimer Collection. The dial design is unique to anything else they currently have in their collection. Instead of the standard circle chronograph dial design, the counters are set in a three oval pattern one of which is a slightly smaller oval counter at 6 o'clock. Where the non-chronograph Seatimer in my opinion is a very good looking sporty watch, the new chronograph version seems almost like two separate watches mixed together. The dial seems a bit out of place to me, but perhaps it will grow on me in time as many new designs have before.

Pasha Seatimer ChronoThe new Seatimer has a mechanical movement with automatic winding Cartier calibre 8630, which is the thinnest automatic movement in the world. The dial comes in black or white and displays hours, minutes, seconds and chronograph functions as well as date in a small window between 4 and 5 o'clock. The watch is protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. It has a unidirectional rotating bezel in steel or 18k rose/yellow gold with engraved Arabic numerals. The larger king-size case is 42.5 mm, which is 2mm larger than the standard Seatimer case. It is water-resistant to 100 meters.

Cartier Seatimer ChronographThe bracelet for the Stainless steel version of the Chronograph Pasha Seatimer is made from steel encased in black rubber, or an all steel bracelet both of which have a steel security clasp. The gold versions have an 18k gold bracelet with black central links and a 18k gold triple safety deployant buckle.

Vacheron Quai De I'ile Date Power ReserveVacheron Constantine's new line, Quai De I'ile, was named after the brand's Geneva address where they have run their business since the 19th century. The watches feature semi-transparent dials and the latest security printing technologies. These new watches are using two new unique movements from Vacheron, the calibre 2460QH and the 2475SC/1 both of which are stamped with the Geneva Hallmark.

Vacheron Quai De L'ile Date SelfwindingThe new Quai De I'ile line will have two models, the Date Self-Winding and the Day-Date with Power Reserve Self-Winding. Both of the new models will be available in three different versions, Palladium, Pink Gold and Titanium. Each watch in the Quai De I'ile Day-Date with Power Reserve Self-Winding can be personalized to one of almost 400 possible combinations. Each watch will come with two straps, one in black or brown saddle-finish gator leather and the other in dark-brown or black vulcanised rubber.

AMVOX3 TourbillonIn the world of fine watches it is definitely the year of the all black design. Jaeger-LeCoultre is no exception introducing the AMVOX3 Tourbillon GMT, a nearly all black design crafted from ceramics. The AMVOX3 is the latest watch born from the partnership between Jaeger and Aston Martin, a famed English manufacturer of luxury performance cars. This partnership began in 2005 with the Amvox I produced in both stainless steel and titanium and continued in 2006 with the creation of the AMVOX 2 produced in Platinum, PVD and Titanium. Jaeger-LeCoultre has crafted the AMVOX 3 from high-tech ceramics which is the first time this material has been used by the company. Using ceramic is a natural step for Jaeger as it is becoming a more an more popular material among luxury watch makers because of its many benefits. It has superior scratch-resistance and is a very hard yet light weight material, a little heavier than titanium but much lighter than steel.

The AMVOX3 uses the mechanical automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 988 movement which is hand-crafted and decorated. It is comprised of 323 parts and has 35 jewels. The automatic tourbillon has a carriage made in grade 5 titanium, beveled, hand-drawn and polished, with a ruthenium treatment. It has an upper tourbillon bridge in 4N gilded metal aluminum, and an automobile design AM/PM indicator bridge in black eloxed aluminium. The black dial features a grid work motif inspired by automobile air inlets and has black luminescent numerals. The dial displays hours, minutes and a 2nd time zone as well as an AM/PM indicator linked to reference time, a tourbillon with seconds indication and a calendar with jumping hand. The watch is water resistant to 50 meters and is limited to 300 pieces.

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