Here's a sneak peak at what Corum will be presenting at the 2010 Baselworld, the Admiral's Cup Minute Repeater Tourbillon 45 created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Admiral Cup collection. The watch will be extremely rare, with only 10 pieces to be produced. This new Admiral's Cup Model also introduces a new haute horlogerie movement for the brand, the manually-wound CO 010. This impressive new movement includes a one-minute tourbillon regulator and a minute repeater with a sonorous chime sequence and an escapement and pallet lever in silicon. The watch has an alligator leather strap with red gold prong buckle that features the Corum logo.

The Corum Admirals Cup Repeater Tourbillon 45 watch has a beautiful brushed and polished 5N 18-karat red gold case with a twelve-sided bezel. The interior of the bezel displays the signature nautical flags but in all black. The transparent grey sapphire dial have red gold hands. The tourbillon is revealed between the 4 and 5 o'clock positions. Corum has revealed that the CO 010 caliber movement used in this Admiral's Cup watch has been designed to perform with particularly impressive aural capabilities. Power (volume in decibels), precision of pitch, richness of sound, and reverberation have all been optimized through a careful balance between component design and material formulation. For example, the minute rack has been engineered to permit a greatest possible duration between strikes, and specially formulated gongs have been tuned to chime the Major 3rd note combination of A and C# for a cheerful musical sound. The movement has a 72-hour power reserve and has a water resistance of up to 30 meters.

Check out this new edition from Panerai's Special Editions Collection. The newest edition of the Radiomir family is a titanium 47 mm watch. Inspired by the brands first watches produced back in the 1930s which were used by the Italian Navy. The new Radiomir is not produced in the traditional stainless steel of the original models but in highly durable grade 2 titanium. This new titanium model has the easily recognizable cushion-shaped case that has become one of the trademarks of the brand. The watch features a screwdown case-back reveals a sapphire crystal window.

Available with a brown or black dial, the dial is protected by a 1.9mm-thick sapphire crystal that's been treated with anti-reflective treatment. The dial has been created with a sandwich construction which incorporates two superimposed plates provided with the luminous substance. The dial features large Arabic numeral markers and baton-shaped hour markers. The screw-down crown displays the Panerai logo has the shape of a truncated cone similar, again, to the original Radiomir models.

The Panerai Radiomir Titanium 47 mm watch is powered by the calibre OP XXVII movement, a manual wind movement that measures 16 lignes in diameter. Based on a Minerva movement the movement has 18 jewels movement, with a balance frequency of 18,000 alternations per hour. The movement has a 55-hour power reserve and is water resistant to 100 meters. The watch is completed by an alligator leather strap and an oversized brushed titanium buckle. The versions are limited to 50 and 100 pieces.

The Hublot Limited Edition Bode Bang Watch

in Hublot | Sunday, December 13. 2009

On December 7th, at a celebrity tennis match at Sutton East Tennis Club in New York City, Hublot unveiled its new Bode Bang watch. The celebrity tennis match was to support Bode’s relationship with the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program was called Hublot's “Tennis Fusion” Celebrity Challenge. Bode Miller along with 2-time tennis Grand Slam winner Justin Gimelstob, actor Sebastian Stan of TV’s Gossip Girl and Olympian Tim Morehouse played a doubles tennis match, with Hublot Managing Director Ricardo Guadalupe as umpire.

This new timepiece is a collaborative effort between the brand and Bode Miller an American skier. The world champion skier was delighted at the opportunity to have a Big Bang watch that bears his name and to divert some of the watch's royalties to the Turtle Ridge Foundation, which was founded by Bode Miller and his family in 2005. The watch is to be a limited and numbered edition of 250 pieces.

The Bode Bang is powered by the brands HUB4100 Mechanical chronograph movement with automatic winding which allows for a 42 hour power reserve. The watch is completed with an adjustable black rubber strap with a clasp constructed from steel black PVD. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters.

TAG Heuer is marking its 150th anniversary in 2010 with its re-edition the famous Silverstone Chronograph. One of the most coveted collector's TAG Heuer watches, the original Silverstone chronograph was introduced way back in 1974. Known for its cushion cut-shaped case, a shape chosen to resemble the Silverstone Circuit, a famous English racing track. The Silvertone Chronograph is similar in design to its predecessor, the Monaco who's square shaped case helped inspire the brands patented water-proofing system. Both the original Monaco and Silverstone featured the Chronomatic Calibre 11, a revolutionary movement that was the first movement that was a self-winding automatic chronograph with micro rotor.

The re-introduced version of the TAG Heuer Silverstone watch features an updated version of the Calibre 11, incorporating Dubois-Depraz module. The watch has a throwback to the brand's original Heuer logo displayed on the dial. The dial itself is available in blue or brown and has two silver counters at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions. The date can be viewed with the hand-applied date window at 6 o'clock. The watch has two stainless steel pushbuttons at the 2 and 4 o'clock positions. The watch is completed by a perforated alligator leather strap in brown or blue. TAG Heuer Silverstone is a limited and numbered edition of 1,500 pieces or each color.

The New Tag Heuer Caliber 1887 Movement

in Tag Heuer | Sunday, December 13. 2009

To commemorate 150th anniversary of the brand, TAG Heuer has unveiled the in-house chronograph Caliber 1887 movement. This new movement, which took almost four years and 20 million Swiss Francs to complete is comprised of a multitude of individual parts and incorporates a conventional column wheel system. The number of the calibre was chosen to signify the year when the watchmaker invented an oscillating pinion, a groundbreaking development for chronograph mechanisms. The caliber 1887 is an automatic chronograph movement which is equipped with a mainspring barrel, which is recharged through a skeletonized centrally positioned rotor. When it has been fully-wound the mechanism has a power reserve of about 40-50 hours. The glucydur balance wheel beats at the rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The total dimensions for the Tag Heuer Caliber 1887 movement are 7.1mm high by 29.3mm in diameter.

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