Breguet Marine Royale for 2010

in New Releases | Sunday, June 27. 2010

New for 2010 and first presented a Baselworld in March, the new Breguet Marine Royale watches are a great addition to the Marine line. Available in either 18-carat white gold or rose gold and in four different combinations, white gold with white gold dial, white gold with dark dial, rose gold with rose gold dial and finally a rose gold with dark dial. The solid 18-carat gold case measures 45 millimeters wide by 17.45 millimeters thick. The watch features a unidirectional bezel with a luminous marker, the security ratchet of the turning bezel is visible at 3 o'clock.

The dial is available in both light and dark versions. The triangular hand at the center of the dial handles setting the alarm time. The alarm power-reserve indication is in an aperture between 9 and 11 o’clock. The alarm on/off indicator is the round aperture at 12 o’clock. Date is located at 6 o’clock. The Breguet style hands are hands coated with a luminous compound. Powered by the in-house 519R calibre self-winding movement with an alarm mechanism and 36 jewels. The movement can be viewed through a sapphire crystal case-back. The superb construction of the timepiece allows for a water-resistant of 300 meters. The movement has a power reserve of up to 45 hours.

In celebration of the 55th anniversary of the Porsche Club of America (PCA), TAG Heuer has created a limited edition Monaco timepiece to commemorate the milestone. In staying with the 55 theme, the timepiece will be limited to just 55 pieces, it will display the racing number “55″ on the black and red dial, and it will retail for just $5,500. Its no surprising that these two companies have joined together for such a collaboration, as they have a long history together starting back in 1969, when the watch company pledged its support to Jo Siffert, the Swiss racecar legend.

The limited edition timepiece has a stainless steel case that measures 41 millimeters wide by 12 millimeters thick. The black and red striped dial is protected by a plexiglas crystal and displays hours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph which displays time measurement in 30 minutes and 60 seconds. The watch features a black leather strap black decorated with red stitches and racing holes. The watch will be powered by an automatic movement and will provide a water resistance of up to 30 meters. Delivery for the watch is expected to be in September of this year.

The highly popular Iron Man movies have also been making headliness in the world of luxury timepieces with the wristwatch choices for lead actor Robert Downey Jr.character, Tony Stark. In the first movie, Iron Man 1, Downey's character can be seen wearing a rose gold Bvlgari Diagono Retrograde watch. Now, in the just released Iron Man 2 film Downey is sporting the Jaeger-LeCoultre Amvox 3 Tourbillon GMT watch. As far as I'm concerned a far more impressive timepiece that I think better compliments the characters lifestyle and unique abilities. Downey has also been photgraphed wearing the watch at press events leading up to the release.

The Amvox 3 timepiece is crafted from ceramic and platinum 950 and has a case width of 44 millimeters and a thickness of 15.24. The dial and back of the watch are protected by a sapphire crystal case-back which helps assure the watches 50 meter water resistance. The platinum version has the reference number 193K450 and is a limited series of just 300 watches. The dial features a black meshed and openworked in its centre with white luminescent numerals, displaying hours, minutes, seconds by tourbillon, date, GMT and am/pm indicator.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Amvox 3 Tourbillon GMT Watch is powered by the calibre 988 single barrel automatic movement which beats at 28800 Vibrations per hour and contains 35 jewels. It also has a 48 hour power-reserve. The watch is completed by a perforated calfskin leather strap and a double folding buckle the measures 20.0 milimeters. The watch is also available with rose gold accents, as reference number 193C450.

My first impression of the new Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra XXL Small Seconds Limited Edition Watch is that at first glance I would not have guessed it to be crafted by Omega, but perhaps by A.Lange and Sohne. With a much more classic style, higly elegant hands and stylized numeral hour markers, Omega has created a timepiece that I think may force some to take a second look at the brand who's previous creations could be veiwed as second-best to high-end brands such as Patek Phillipe and Vacheron Constantine.

Available in 18K rose and white gold the over-sized case is an impressive 49.2 millimeters in diameter. The elegant dial is crafted from a beautiful white enamel on two levels. One of my favorite aspects of the Aqua Terra timepiece are the blue steel hands featuring laser-cut vintage Omega logos, patented by the brand back in 1924. And as the name indicates the dial has a small seconds sub-dial made from applied sterling (950) silver at the 6 o'clock position. The rose gold version is completed by a brown alligator leather strap fitted with a polished rose gold buckle. The white gold version is completed by a black alligator leather strap fitted with a polished white gold buckle.

The Seamaster Aqua Terra XXL Small Seconds is a limited Edition watch issued in a small number of just 88 pieces for each version. Each timepiece is powered by an officially certified chronometer movement - calibre 2211. Superb construction allows the timepieces a 150-meter water-resistance.

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