A unique creation by Patek Philippe will be auctioned off at the Tung Wah Charity Night Auction in Hong Kong. The 5970 in platinum is the only one of its kind, created especially for this event. The auction organizers, Tung Wah Group are one of the oldest and the largest charitable organizations in Hong Kong. The auction will take place on March 6, 2009 and will be hosted by Sotheby's. The event is by invitation only, though written bids can be submitted prior to the date of the auction. All proceeds from the sale of the 5970P will be donated.

The 5970P is is constructed of 950 platinum and will come with both solid platinum and sapphire crystal case-backs. The platinum case-back is engraved with the year and the initials of the Tung Wah Group Hospitals TWGHs 2008. The case has a diameter of 40mm with a thickness of just over 13mm. The dial is a blue metallic sunburst motif which displays both a railway track minute scale and a tachometer. The leaf shaped hands for the hour, minute, 30 minute counter, sub seconds, and calendar are all crafted from 18 carat white gold. The watch comes on a hand-stitched matt black alligator strap with a prong buckle in platinum.

Introduced at SIHH 2009, the new Audemars Piguet Millenary Chronograph watch retains all the beauty of former Millenary watches but with the added benefits of a chronograph. Since its revival in 2006 the Millenary collection has been sought after by collectors and watch connoisseurs alike. The new chronograph model is sure to inspire and excite, with its pleasing color palette and eye-catching finishes it is truly a stunning creation.

The new chronograph features the distinctive oval shaped case seen in all the Millenary watches. Crafted from 18 carat pink gold and measuring an impressive 47 by 42 mm the case has a satin-brushed finish - with polished sections on the bezel, oval chronograph pushers, and the tops of the strap lugs. The watch has a screw-down medallion case-back made from 18 karat pink gold which displays the Millen logo in relief. The case allows for a water resistance of up to 20 meters and has been fitted with a sapphire crystal to protect the dial.

The signature two-zone dial of the Millenary collection is well complimented by the chosen color scheme for the new chronograph watch. The outer section of the dial is a beautiful brown and is offset with the Arabic numerals markers for the tachymeter scale in a striking blue color. The black central section of the dial which features applied rose gold Roman hour markers and the white chronograph sub-dials (12-hour and 30-minute chronograph counters, seconds sub-dial) are all strecthed and distorted to better fit the oval shape of the watches design. There is also a small date window between 4 and 5 o'clock.

The Audemars Piguet Millenary Chronograph watch features a self-winding movement the Caliber 2385. It is made up of more than 300 hand-finished parts but still remains a remarkably slim movement. Capable of measuring time intervals within 1/6 second, the balance wheel operates at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour. The movement allows for a power reserve of up to 40 hours. The over-all look it completed with a brown hand-sewn crocodile leather strap with contrasting blue stitches. The 18 carat pink gold folding clasp has been shaped to resemble Audemars Piquets initials.

Breitling Navitimer In celebration of its 125th anniversary, Breitling is introducing a limited edition version of its Navitimer Chronograph watch. This beautiful watch will be produced in two versions, with 2009 pieces available in stainless steel and only 125 in 18 carat rose gold. The Navitimer allows for a wide range of calculations to be preformed on its classic slide rule bezel. The face of the watch is protected by a curved sapphire crystal which has a anti-reflective treatment on both sides, this results in optimal glare reduction. Each version has the choice of two dials - The Stainless steel model is available with a black or bronze dial, and the Rose gold version can be paired with a black or silver dial. The markers on each dial are polished applied baton indexes. My favorite part of the Anniversary Navitimer is the gorgeous "Air Racer" bracelet, this solid metal bracelet has several large circular cut-outs creating an interesting and unique look.

125th Anniversary Breitling NavitimerThe new Breitling Navitimer 125th Anniversary watch features a two-counter chronograph complication, the COSC certified Breitling 26 Caliber self-winding mechanical movement. The movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The chronograph function for the watch allows to record independent time intervals to within 1/8 second. The small date at 6 o’clock can be set by using the crown-adjustment. The movement allows for a 42-hour power-reserve and is water-resistant to 30 meters.

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