SEIKO PRESAGE STYLE 60’s

Seiko Presage “Style 60’s” series is enriched with six new watches, whose design proposes a contemporary reinterpretation of the 1964 Crown Chronograph, which inspired them.

New timepieces capture the vintage atmosphere of the historic Seiko model, considered a milestone in the history of the Manufacture, and combine it with modern elements to create a line with an absolutely contemporary retro touch (The Crown Chronograph was the first wristwatch by Seiko and around Japan equipped with a chronometer function).

All six watches feature the distinctive “box-shaped” glass of the Crown Chronograph, faceted indexes and sharp-shaped hands.

The case with a tapered silhouette is slightly tilted down to ensure better comfort on the wrist. The polished handles add brightness to the whole, in a perfect balance between modern and vintage.

References SSA447J1, SSA449J1 and SSA451J1 propose a dial with a small silver counter at 6 o’clock for the date indication.

Watches, available with a cream, dark green or grey-blue dial, feature a 40.8 mm stainless steel case framed by a steel bezel with black IP treatment.


Waterproof up to 5 bar, the timepieces are completed with the stainless steel bracelet (SSA447J1 and SSA449J1) closed by a triple folding buckle with release button, or the brown leather strap (SSA451J1).


All three watches are powered by the self-winding calibre 4R57, which guarantees a power reserve of 41 hours and is visible from the transparent screw case back.

The SSA453J1 watch, also with a 40.8 mm diameter stainless steel case, features a window at 9 o’clock on the “open heart” dial, allowing you to observe the balance when the watch is on the wrist, while the second counter at 11 o’clock serves as a 24-hour indicator.

The blue dial is framed by the steel bezel with IP treatment of the same color.

Great Waterproof up to 5 bar and powered by the calibre 4R39 automatic with a power reserve of 41 hours visible from the transparent screw case back, the timepiece offers a beige synthetic leather strap with a velvety suede texture.

New Presage Style 60’s series is completed by the SRPH93J1 and SRPH95J1 models, which share the 40.8 mm diameter stainless steel case and the water resistance up to 5 bar.

I really liket these watches offer a date on the dial at 3 o’clock and are available in two versions.

One with silver dial, steel bezel with red IP treatment and stainless steel bracelet closed by a triple folding buckle with release button (SRPH93J1).

The other with black dial, case with black IP treatment and black leather strap (SRPH95J1).

Six timepieces of the Presage Style 60’s series are available from Seiko boutiques and authorized retailers around the world.

SEIKO PRESAGE STYLE 60’S
SSA447J1, SSA449J1, SSA451J1
Caliber 4R57
SSA451J1
SRPH95J1

  • Movement: automatic with manual winding option Frequency: 21,600 alternations/hour (6 oscillations per second) Power reserve: 41 hours
  • Number of rubies: 29
  • Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date indicator by ball, power reserve indicator

Specifications

Stainless Steel Case and Bracelet with Triple Folding Clasp and Release Button (SSA447J1, SSA449J1) Stainless Steel Case and Brown Leather Strap with Pin Buckle (SSA451J1)
Bezel with black IP treatment
Hardlex glass “box-shaped”
Diameter: 40.8 mm Thickness: 14.3mm Waterproof: 5 bar
Transparent screw case back with visible movement Recommended retail price in Italy: €670

PERRELET EXPANDS THE “TURBINE EROTIC” COLLECTION WITH TWO NEW LIMITED EDITIONS

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Perrelet’s iconic Turbine line offers the possibility of reinventing itself whenever desired thanks to its great versatility

It is no secret that the two key aesthetic elements of this collection, first introduced in 2009 with the patented Turbine technology, are the spinning propeller and its sub-dials. Elements that allow for ever-changing decorations, giving rise to new proposals.

Over the years, many themes have been explored by Perrelet. From models dedicated to the world of aviation and motor racing, to fashion trends such as camouflage patterns or rainbow shades, to name but a few. But also, erotic-themed models, which the brand is relaunching by introducing two new versions in the collection.

Erotic timepieces, called “polissoners” in French or “conversation pieces” in English, have intrigued and fascinated illustrious personalities of the past.

The art of manufacturing erotic watches dates back to the 1600s (at that era these were pocket watches). But a real step forward in the construction of these time-instruments did not occur until the mid-18th with the introduction of the automatons to animate the scenes.

The first pieces of these extravagant watches were made for the Chinese market. Later on, this eccentric passion spread to India and finally reached the European countries.

It has been a few years since the Swiss manufacturer’s last proposals. Following its success and rising demand, Perrelet is pleased to present two new editions for enthusiasts of this style.

Erotic scenes on watches, which have been requested by watch collectors for centuries, embellish the sub-dials of the new “Turbine Erotic” references A4062/S2 and A4062/S3. Japanese Hentai manga-style characters animate two diverse erotic scenarios in the hues of grey, black and bright red. These illustrations materialize in their entirety during the rotation of the 12-blade turbine at high speed. A slight oscillation of the turbine keeps the subject of the paintings a secret and act as censorship.

This special “Turbine Erotic” series, in two different versions, is a limited edition of 50 pieces each. Case, dial, movement and strap are identical for both versions. What distinguishes them are the scenes depicted on the lower dial.

Compared to the previous Turbine Erotic series, these latest editions adopt the redesigned case introduced with the Turbine EVO collection a few years ago.

Made of stainless steel and water-resistant to 5 atm, it measures 44 mm in diameter and features redesigned lugs, a smooth flat bezel and the distinctive vertical fluted case band.

The prominent crown personalised with the Maison’s logo allows for a better grip when setting the time or winding the watch.

The “Turbine Erotic” is not only an original and exclusive watch in terms of aesthetics. It is also a mechanical timepiece of outstanding reliability.

Both versions are powered by the in-house automatic calibre P-331-MH beating at 28-800 vibrations per hour and offering 42-hour power reserve.

This movement is covered by the prestigious Chronofiable and COSC certifications testifying high precision in timekeeping after having undergone a series of tests.

Perrelet TURBINE EROTICSpecifications

Turbine Erotic  Ref.A4062/S2 & Ref. A4062/S3

Movement:

Perrelet in-house calibre P-331-MH, mechanical with automatic winding, COSC and Chronofiable certified

28.800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)

Number of jewels: 25

Power reserve (fully wound up): 42 hours

Bridges with circular graining finish

Open-worked and rhodium-plated oscillating weight with Perrelet logo

Functions:

Hours, minutes and seconds

Case:

Round, stainless steel

Diameter: 44 mm

Thickness: 13, 82 mm

Flat bezel

Vertical fluted case band

Crown with Perrelet logo

Sapphire glass with double anti-reflective treatment

Transparent sapphire glass case back

Waterproof to 5 ATM

Dial:

Turbine technology

12 black anodized aluminium turbine blades with five tungsten counterweights below

Hour markers and Arabic numerals on the flange filled with Super-LumiNova

Central luminescent hour and minute hands

Central seconds hand in red

Check out the Perrelet site here

Grand Seiko Evolution 9 SLGH019

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Grand Seiko presents a new 36000 Hi-Beat watch, the SLGH019 model, which draws inspiration from the evocative shadows that surround Mount Iwate during winter nights.

This new timepiece from the Evolution 9 Collection is available exclusively in the Grand Seiko Online Boutique.

The Shizukuishi Studio in Grand Seiko, the factory where all the mechanical watches of the brand are made, enjoys a magnificent view of Mount Iwate overlooking the skyline of the region with its 2,038 meters high.

Mount Iwate gives its maximum splendor in the winter season, when the night is serene and its snowy slopes are illuminated by the stars. The dial of the new 36000 Hi-Beat watch is inspired by the intense blue hue of the night sky above this majestic peak.

As with all watches in the Evolution 9 collection, the faceted hands and three-dimensional indexes guarantee perfect readability.

The alternation between Zaratsu polishing, gives the case a harmonious shine, while the wide loops and the low center of gravity of the case give a grip to the wrist without equal.

The watch is powered by the unprecedented caliber 9SA5, which provides an accuracy of +5 to -3 seconds a day and a power reserve of 80 hours thanks to the combination of two technologies: the dual-pulse escapement, high energy efficiency, and the pair of barrels, that offers more energy.

The new Grand Seiko SLGH019 is available here

https://store.grandseikoboutique.eu/it/Watch/SLGH019/p/SLGH019G

Grand Seiko Evolution 9 SLGH019 – specifications

High intensity titanium case and bracelet
Box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment Transparent screw case back
Water resistance: 10 bar
Diameter: 40.0 mm
Thickness: 11.7 mm
Bracelet with triple folding clasp and button release Recommended Selling Price in Italy 10.500 €

New Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Solar

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The new generation of Seiko Speedtimer chronographs welcomes a series of three new creations, characterized by a design that embodies the spirit of the original series, and that at the same time offer the practicality, reliability and precision of Seiko solar technology.

All three watches are available from November 2022 at Seiko boutiques and authorized retailers around the world.

The introduction of the Seiko Speedtimer in 1969 was an important landmark in chronograph history.

Check out solar Solar on Amazon HERE

It was one of the first automatic chronographs in the world, powered by the calibre 6139, whose precision in measuring time spent marked a real progress in the history of the automatic wristwatch.

As with all Speedtimer chronographs, every detail of this design reflects the precision required to measure time spent with the utmost accuracy.

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Solar – new design

The chronograph seconds hand has an elongated silhouette that extends to the tachometer indicators at the edges of the dial.

The minute hand of the chronograph placed at six o’clock and the central second hand are both red in color so as to stand out on the dial and ensure the reading of the time spent at a glance.

The date window is positioned between the hour indices 4 and 5 so that the exact time can always be displayed with ease.

All three timepieces are powered by the Seiko V192 solar calibre with up to 60-minute chronograph, in units of fifths of a second, a 24-hour sub-dial and a six-month power reserve without light exposure.

The hour, minute and all twelve hour markers are lined with Lumibrite to ensure time reading even in low light.

The combination of smooth and satin finish on the bracelet and the curved sapphire crystal gives the watches a classic yet sporty look.

The thickness and weight of the bracelet guarantee stability and a high level of comfort on the wrist. The dials show a sunray finish, which ensures the highest level of readability, a key feature of any Prospex watch.

These three new solar-powered chronographs offer the high performance of the Prospex Speedtimer to those who want the highest precision of electronic timekeeping and the reliability and convenience of a watch powered exclusively by sunlight.

Christie’s Hong Kong Triazza Collection Live Auction 2022

Christie’s auction offers a total of over 200 watches, with a selection of highly desirable timekeepers, both modern and vintage. Renowned Maisons such as Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, Breguet, Jaeger- LeCoultre and A. Lange & Söhne will be represented in this Live Sale, including noteworthy creations by F.P. Journe, among them an exceptional T-30.

Christie’s – The Triazza Collection, Part I

Patek Philippe collectors no doubt have the particular watch in mind that would make their collection perfect, and their dream may come true with this auction.

The Triazza Collection is an incredible grouping that is not only a testament to the taste and discernment of its present owner, but also one in which each individual watch has been carefully chosen for its rarity, condition, beauty and provenance.

Lot 2523 – Esmond Bradley Martin Ref. 605 HU cloisonné dial ‘North America’, manufactured in 1950.
This exemplary Patek Philippe reference 605 HU (Heure Universelle) World Time dress watch with cloisonné enamel ‘North America’ dial is one of only a handful of these sublimely beautiful horological masterpieces to ever have come to market.

It brings with it a wonderful and impeccable provenance, its first owner was one of the great American watch collectors of the 20th century, Esmond Bradley Martin, who purchased this watch from Tiffany & Co. in New York in December 1957. For the past decade, it has been a highlight of an important private watch collection.

From 1939 to 1964 Louis Cottier and Patek Philippe produced up to 95 pieces of the reference 605 HU, of which 68 were in yellow gold and 27 in pink gold. Reference 605 HU was available with a plain metal dial or a unique cloisonné enamel dial.

The latter could depict individual continents, hemispheres or even the entire planet. This reference was one of the earliest to use Louis Cottier’s world time system and each watch was made under Cottier’s direct supervision to ensure that the world time mechanism operated flawlessly, even after it was cased.

Patek Philippe’s cloisonné dial wristwatches are always among the rarest and most exclusive watches of any reference.

Today, only around 12 surviving examples of reference 605 HU are known with cloisonné dials, however only four, including the present watch, were decorated with the map of North America.

(Est: HK$7,000,000-14,000,000)

Lot 2522 – Geneva Observatory 1st Prize tourbillon, manufactured in 1924.
This important and large-size Geneva Observatory 1st Prize winning tourbillon is not only in exceptional condition and one of the finest high-precision Patek Philippe watches, it is also possibly unique in retaining both its original gold case and white enamel Breguet numeral dial and, in addition, its original antimagnetic observatory contest case and original contest silver sector dial.

To the best of our knowledge, no other Patek Philippe observatory chronometer in private hands is known to be in existence with both cases and both dials surviving intact.

According to the Geneva Observatory records, the present movement was awarded a First Prize at the Timing Contest of 1931 with 782 points out of a possible 1000.

This chronometer was the 13th out of the 50 classified among more than 600. The first in the trial gained 856 and the last 604, 58 chronometers were entered for the contest. The tourbillon carriage was made by James

Pellaton and the watch was adjusted by master adjuster Jules Golay-Audemars. As is common to all Patek Philippe movements made for observatory testing, the present watch it is engraved twice with the movement number.

The inscription “Extra” on the bridge of the movement refers to the very high finishing of all the parts of the movement.

This watch achieved chronometer standard as attested to by the stamping of the movement with the Seal of Geneva (twice).

Patek Philippe’s early 20th century tourbillon watches for the Observatory Contest are by their very nature among the very best precision timepieces ever made. Their prime purpose was to win prizes and accolades at the Observatory timing contests.

The prestige conferred by obtaining consistent Observatory awards was considerable; as a result, the company’s proven track record in making and adjusting watches to extremely fine tolerances resulted in greater commercial success for the brand as a whole. (Est: HK$5,500,000 – 11,000,000)

Lot 2520 – Patek Philippe Ref. 5004J-017. An almost certainly unique yellow gold split seconds chronograph perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 24-hour and leap year indications, with a Certificate of Origin- confirmed stunning black monogram dial, luminous indexes and luminous hands and white tachymeter scale, made as a bespoke commission for the remarkable American collector Michael Ovitz. Circa 2011.

(Est: HK$5,000,000 – 10,000,000)

Lot 2521 – Patek Philippe Ref. 1415 Heures Universelles. A superb and very rare 18k gold world time wristwatch, with ‘short’ signature, manufactured in 1948.

Only 82 pieces were made in yellow gold, and less than 20 pieces in yellow gold examples with ‘short’ signature.

(Est: HK$1,500,000-3,000,000)

Lot 2519 – Patek Philippe Ref. 5073P-001. An extremely rare and magnificent diamond-set platinum automatic “Cathedral” minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 24-hour and leap year indication. On the bezel: baguette-cut diamonds. Circa 2014.

(Est: HK$11,000,000 – 18,000,000)

Lot 2414 – F.P. Journe 30th Anniversary Tourbillon, limited edition of 99 pieces. A rare 18k rose gold and silver limited edition tourbillon wristwatch to celebrate thirty years since the founding of the F.P. Journe watchmaking Manufacture. Circa 2014.

(Est: HK$2,400,000 – 4,800,000)

Lot 2413 – F.P. Journe lineSport Automatique Reserve, 18k pink gold automatic wristwatch with date, power reserve, day/night indication and bracelet. Circa 2021.
(Est: HK$800,000 – 1,600,000)

Lot 2409 – F.P. Journe Élégante 40 titanium, an attractive lady’s ceramic and diamond-set titanium wristwatch. Circa 2021.
(Est: HK$180,000 – 280,000)

Lot 2410 – F.P. Journe Élégante 40 platinum, an attractive lady’s diamond and sapphire-set platinum wristwatch. Circa 2021.
(Est: HK$350,000 – 700,000)

Vacheron Constantin Historiques 222

In 1963 Vacheron Constantin presented its first model designed for the needs of working life: the Turnograph reference 6782, a name derived from its bidirectional rotating bezel with a 15-minute graduated scale.

The shape of the stick hands and the geometry of its straight indexes did not go unnoticed, although the model had a relatively short life.

In 1975 the House made another foray into the universe of urban watches with the Chronomètre Royal reference 42001.

The special case and rounded octagonal bezel of this Vacheron Constantin timepiece, the first in stainless steel with an integrated bracelet, opened up new perspectives of style.

The new course was confirmed two years later, with the 222 designed by Jorg Hysek, whose modern style preserved the innate elegance and attention to detail typical of Vacheron Constantin.

Vacheron Constantin Historiques 222 – the importance of details

In addition to an integrated bracelet, the 222 launched in 1977 introduced a functional architecture with its flat base surmounted by an important grooved bezel.

Its monobloc case, which required the movement to be recessed from above, was waterproof up to 120 meters thanks to the screwed bezel.

The 222 timepiece boasted an extraordinarily thin thickness – just 7 mm – thanks to the ultra-flat movement that measured only 3.05 mm and controlled the hours, minutes and date indications.

The baton hands and straight hour markers, similar to those of the 1963 Turnograph reference 6782, confirmed a discreet and refined aesthetic,

At the same time giving the impression of great strength thanks to the cuff screwed to the middle case and characterized by large central hexagonal links.

Initially presented in a 37 mm version nicknamed “Jumbo”, the 222 was later reinterpreted with 34 mm and 24 mm diameter in steel, yellow or two-tone gold, polished or diamond-studded, but always decorated with the Maltese Cross, emblem of the Maison, positioned in the lower right corner of the case, at 5 o’clock.

Remaining in limited production until 1985, the 222 belongs to the legend of the first “sporty-chic” watches in watchmaking history.

Few slight changes were made to the Historiques 222 watch:

  • Book 2455/2guarantees a higher frequency of 4 Hz (equivalent to 28,800alternations/hour higher than 2.75 Hz of the original model) and a 40-hour power reserve.
  • The oscillating panel of Book 2455/2 has been developed for this model of the original 222cut, surrounded by a grooved motif recalling the bezel.
  • The case back is perforated so that you can admire the calibre.
  • All the finishing-elements of the bracelet with natural features,
    shiny hours, hand anglage wheels and decks decorated with Côtes de Genève motif, as well as pearl plating – reveal That attention to every single detail that characterizes the universe of Haute Horlogerie.
  • The dial bears the words “AUTOMATIC” in a vintage font.
  • The data reference was made to the internal order of the quadrant to improve accessibility, diameter of the caliber smaller than that of its predecessor.
  • The Super-Luminescent Control of the Acceptances and Indexes of the Regions(White Slates and Green Papers) further legibility.
  • The bracelet has a three-blade buckle instead of two.
  • The cuff joints have been modified to conceal the visible pins and increase wrist comfort.

Vacheron Constantin Historiques 222 – Synthesis

Vacheron Constantin presents a contemporary re-edition of the 222 “Jumbo” with a diameter of 37 mm in yellow gold: an iconic timepiece born in the 1970s. The 222 is an emblematic “sporty-chic” model from 1977, which marked a turning point in Vacheron Constantin’s classic creations.

With its one-piece, flat tonneau-shaped case surmounted by a grooved bezel, this watch with an integrated bracelet showed a functional and sporty style, whose elegance was originated by the purity of the lines and the refinement of the curves.

This re-edition within the Historiques collection is faithful to the original model, except for a few changes aimed at accentuating its comfort and reliability.

The case decorated with the Maltese Cross at 5 o’clock has a transparent case back that reveals the new generation 2455/2 Manufacture Calibre, equipped with a redesigned oscillating mass for this model.

Oscillating at a frequency of 28,800 alternations per hour, the timepiece offers optimum precision with a level of finish as meticulous as that of the original model.

The aesthetic codes of the first model 222 have been respected: a gold dial with straight hour markers and stick hands whose luminescence takes on a green shade at night, clear reference to the tritium used on the original 222.

The articulation of the bracelet has been redesigned to ensure a more ergonomic fit.

Check out the site of Vacheron HERE

Microbrands Book

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The Microbrands Book is finally available on Amazon, the first book of watches dedicated to Microbrands!

This book It is the result of impressibe work.

Hundreds of photos and thousands of information, you can only understand what it means to try to tidy everything up and put it together in what is the first book dedicated to small watch manufacturers (called microbrands) from all over the world.

Microbrands Book – how it is structured

The book contains almost 50 watch manufacturers and each microbrand has 4 pages.

In these 4 pages (totally in English, being distributed all over the world) the brand is presented with the main info on prices, year of foundation, type of watches etc. and are also inserted the models of the moment/ main with all the features.

Finally, my comment “Why Buy?” is inserted with my opinion.

This Book will be published annually with a new edition and new models/brands.

I decided to make this book because I think it’s time to give more importance to this sector of watchmaking, which has always remained in the shadows.

This is the first edition and I plan to publish every year a new edition with new watches, always updated and lots of news!

You can find below the link to the book on Amazon!

https://amzn.to/3ECmCB3

The book is also available on the website Mondadori and Feltrinelli and soon on Amazon World and from 2023 will be available also on the best online libraries of all over the world.

If you are passionate about watches and microbrands I think this book is for you!

Maurice Lacroix AIKON Master Grand Date Black

The new Maurice Lacroix AIKON Master Grand Date Black wears black and white tones and offers an attractive look playing with the contrast of colors.

Delivering the perfect mechanics of the Masterpiece collection, the new model embraces AIKON’s urban design language. The result is a watch that confirms the very high quality of Maurice Lacroix’s style, Swiss excellence and a high quality-price ratio.

The Maison de Maurice Lacroix is located in Saignelégier, a charming corner of the Swiss Jura.

Within the atelier, the brand works to create extraordinary products of fine watchmaking thanks to its established experience.

It is here, in fact, that the famous AIKON models and the magnificent collection of the Maison Masterpiece are made, a range of watches often characterized by a movement of manufacture.

In 2021, Maurice Lacroix launched the AIKON Master Grand Date, a watch that combines the perfect mechanics of the Masterpiece collection with AIKON’s urban design language.

Now the brand is pleased to announce the arrival of a new version of this latest model, the AIKON Master Grand Date Black, a watch that combines with great style the tones of black and white.

The AIKON Master Grand Date Black comes with a large 45 mm stainless steel case, coated with black DLC treatment. Its sober appearance, with fairly dark color shades, looks elegant effortlessly.

Maurice Lacroix AIKON Master Grand Date Black – modern dial

The display reveals the movement of various components with a unique style and the dial, made of black DLC brushed vertically, gives an almost stealthy look to the watch.

Hours and minutes are displayed on a decentralized dial embellished with Clous de Paris decorations, while the seconds display is placed on a small display next to it.

The heart of the watch is a self-winding movement, the ML331 calibre, which testifies to the watchmaking know-how of the Maison. Located at 10 o’clock, a complex mechanism with two discs offers a date indication in a large format to ensure maximum readability.

As with the other models in the AIKON collection, the case gives up conventional lugs and integrates the strap inside the housing, offering remarkable comfort to the wearer.

Maurice Lacroix has chosen to equip the model with a new type of rubber strap that presents the name of the brand in relief and a second synthetic leather strap with fabric effect with the legendary “M” logo of the brand. The model is also equipped with the Easy Strap Exchange System from the Maison, which allows the owner to easily change the strap, without the use of special tools.

With this latest model, Maurice Lacroix wanted to create a product with innovative features, while enhancing the strengths of AIKON: the iconic design, the excellence of Swiss watchmaking and the great reputation of the Maison.

Panerai Luminor Due TuttoOro

Panerai launches a watch with gold case and bracelet for the first time, the Panerai Due TuttoOro.

A Panerai watch is the trusted companion of explorers who venture into territories where few have the courage to go, from the desolate regions of the North Pole to almost impossible diving hundreds of meters below the surface of the sea and expeditions to the distant depths of space.

The brand remains true to its goal of creating reliable tools under insidious conditions and continues to invent new solutions to improve their performance. But Panerai also challenges itself by overcoming limits and expectations in design.

Luminor Due TuttoOro

With the launch of the Panerai Luminor Due TuttoOro collection, Panerai unveils its first Il Luminor Due TuttoOro gold bracelet watches, giving one of the most elegant watches in the Panerai portfolio a greater aura of luxury.

The slim silhouette and the elegant and sober style distinguish the Luminor Due and make it suitable for both casual and formal occasions, matching the look of whoever wears it, both men and women.

The 38 mm case and bracelet are made of Panerai GoldtechTM, with a high content of copper and platinum.

Panerai GoldtechTM has become an integral part of Panerai’s identity. Copper contributes to the intense red hue of metal, while platinum ensures that the color remains bright and consistent over time.

LUMINOR DUE TUTTOORO

The bracelet was designed inspired by the brand’s famous crown protector. Each jersey incorporates the profile of the iconic bridge and the shiny and satin finishes give it a greater dimensionality.

The rectangular segment of each mesh is characterized by a glossy finish, while the rounded parts have a satin surface.

The Luminor Due TuttoOro is embellished with a frosted soleil dial, a surface with a light texture on which the light moves at every minimum movement, and indicates the hours, minutes, small seconds and date. It is available in two colors: white and deep ultramarine; the latter will be sold exclusively in Panerai boutiques.

The P.900 automatic calibre powers the Panerai Luminor Due TuttoOro. At just 4.2 mm thick, it is the first Panerai movement of its size to combine the date function with a three-day power reserve.

The Panerai Luminor Due TuttoOro is waterproof to a depth of three bars (equivalent to about 30 meters) and includes a tool for the interchangeability of the bracelet.

Panerai Due Luminor TuttoOro – specifications

  • Movement: Self-winding mechanical, calibre P.900, 121 2 lines, thickness 4.2 mm, 23 rubies, 28,800 alternations/hour. Shockproof IncablocTM. One barrel. 171 components
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Date Power Reserve: Three Days
  • Case: 38 mm diameter, Panerai GoldtechTM polished, Panerai bezel
  • GoldtechTM polished. Sapphire crystal case back. Crown protection device in polished Panerai GoldtechTM. Sapphire crystal made from corundum
  • Dial: Blue, frosted soleil finish with Arabic numerals and luminescent hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock
  • Strap: Polished and satin Panerai GoldtechTM bracelet with engraved OP logo
  • Water resistance: 3 bar (~30 meters)

Tolentino Watches Microbrand

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Just discovered a new Microbrand from Italy called Tolentino!

Every time I discover new watches I feel very happy but at the same time especially proud when the brand is from Italy.

Tolentino is a new watch brand founded by Cesare Angrisani in 2020 with headquarters in Cercola (NA).

Tolentino brand is born with the precise purpose of presenting on the market a new generation of fine watches. Central to their project is the concept of quality.

They seek the highest quality throughout the production chain: quality of materials, quality of components, quality of processing, quality of processes and quality of business choices made.

The mission of Tolentino is clear, creating a high quality product that has an affordable price and for this reason they decided to realize a Swiss Made watch.

In order to mark their timepieces with the Swiss Made seal, synonymous with the best watchmaking in the world, together with their Swiss partners they complete the technical development of the design up to prototyping, The entire assembly and testing is carried out in Switzerland.

Their watches feature only Swiss-made automatic movements.

In December 2020, once the business plan was planned and structured, Tolentino presented the business project with particular reference to the production of our first line of watches at Invitalia, very important government agency for the development of new businesses, recognizing the merit of their project by providing them in October 2021 a soft financing that put Tolentino in the correct position to start the business.

Tolentino Undici/11 – the first collection

The first collection of Tolentino watches is called Undici/11 and we are talking about a Swiss Made diver.

Please take a look to the dial. I know there are too many swiss made diver watches but I am very happy to say that this is something special.

You can see from this photo the elements that make this watch unique.

The dial in its three-dimensionality, the ceramic bezel, the satin finish of the case together with the shiny parts. Everything perfectly in harmony.

Every choice regarding the creation of this timepiece is based on the integration of technical, qualitative, stylistic and functional aspects.

With a case of just 40 mm this watch is perfect for every wrist size.

Bezel and dials are available in different colors and there are 2 type of strap (mailanese mesh and oyster bracelet) included into the affordable retail price of 920€

Tolentino Undici/11 is the Swiss Made diving watch that combines high performance, quality materials, workmanship and high-end details at a mid-range price, able to make a difference every single day.

In August 2022 Tolentino launched a pre-order campaign on Kickstarter, which anticipates the release of Eleven/11 scheduled for December 2022, which collected 162% of the goal set in 30 days.

The watches are available in different colors with ceramic bezel and the dial is very interesting with a 3-dimensional appearance looks even more modern.

Tolentino Undici/11 – specifications

  • Case 40 mm
  • Movement Sellita 200-1 with 41 hours power reserve and stop seconds
  • 316L Stainless steel case
  • 200 m WT
  • Ceramic Bezel
  • 2.8 mm thick flat sapphire crystal highly resistant to shocks and scratches, with anti-reflection treatment.
  • System with double hole to perfectly support both straps that mounts, both the classic three-link bracelet and the Milanese knit bracelet. Both bracelets are made of 316L stainless steel and equipped with safety deployant closure.
  • Hand-finished multi-level dial, with indexes and hands with luminescent inserts that guarantee the best visibility even in the dark.

This watch will be also available on the next Indiegogo campaign to this link at the very interesting price of 680€

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