The 2011 Chaumet Dandy Chronograph XL El Primero automatic features a mid-sized precious case and an iconic Zenith movement beating at an impressive speed of 36,000 vibrations per hour.
Casio has revealed its digital Men In Dark Purple (MIDP) GF-1000BP-1DR Frogman that will go on sale in April 2011. As huge as the national debt of the United States, the new device is designed with the kind of people in mind who prefer a Kawasaki Ninja to a Nissan Micra as the main means of transportation.
The Versace Reve Carre series of quartz ladies watches was unveiled about a year ago, so it is sort of an old news by now. Still, the St. Valentine’s Day is upon us and if your are still on the market for a nice gift for your loved one and can’t spare your month’s rent for an expensive timekeeper, getting one of these gold-plated watches with their luxurious look and potentially low maintenance costs courtesy of a Swiss made quartz movement may actually be a good idea.
The relatively young fashion brand, which is especially popular among wealthy customers from China and other parts of the region, will soon start selling its new Louis Vuitton Tambour Regate Navy (ref. Q102D0) limited-edition automatic flyback chronograph.
The French jeweler Chaumet -a brand that belongs to the same conglomerate that owns such loud names as Bulgari, Hublot, Zenith, and, last but not least, a certain Ardbeg Distillery of the Isle of Islay in Scotland- has introduced its signature Dandy timepiece equipped with a metronome-style seconds hand module. Naturally, the 2011 Chaumet Dandy Edition Metronome (ref. W1118C-25M) is dedicated to Frederic Chopin who, for a time, lived in the same building in Paris where Chaumet’s Salons is currently located.
The French fashion and jewelry brand has recently updated its Le Cirque Animalier de Cartier Collection with three more models presented in 18-karat white gold.
The legendary French fashion brand has finally added a third, middle-sized, member to it the elegant Dior La D de Dior family. Previously, the collection was available in small (19 mm) or large (38 mm) cases that, naturally, limited fans of the brand in their choices. The version in a medium-sized 25 mm case easily solves this problem making both customers and shareholders a trifle happier.
The U.S.-based fashion brand Ralph Lauren is serious about its attempt to expand its reach beyond expensive clothing and luxury accessories and to become a real watchmaking specialist even though they still can’t afford to make their own movements. At the SIHH 2011 trade show, the fashion house has presented its vintage-styled (or, rather, vintage-inspired) Sporting Collection. Featuring a hand-wound “pocket watch” caliber from IWC, it is offered in a deliberately oversized case that serves as a (pretty massive, I must note) steel frame for the “historic”, speedometer-styled dial.
French jewelry brand Boucheron has offered its limited-edition Boucheron Reflet XL Chateau Latour Vintage Millesime 2005 (Ref. WA009219) that is built using a piece of ancient stained oak used to make wine barrels. This is not the first timekeeper that uses a piece of wood to decorate its dial, but this is certainly the first one (at least, to my knowledge) to incorporate a piece of equipment originally created to produce fine alcoholic beverages.
The Italian fashion and jewelry house will soon start selling its new Bvlgari Diagono Chronograph GMT X-Pro COSC-certified chronometer.