The new Oris ProDiver Kittiwake Limited Edition 1000M Diver is presented as a limited edition model that offers you a sturdy, chunky titanium case, as well as a black rubber strap or a titanium bracelet with a handy wet-suit extension to choose from.
The American-based brand is getting ready to start selling the automatic Deep Blue Depthmaster 3000. As you have already guessed, it features an almost mind-numbing water resistance rating of 3000 meters! Tested for water resistance in compliance with ISO 6425 standard (it means that the watch must withstand the claimed water pressure of 300 ATM +25 percent more to qualify for the status of a “professional diving tool,”) the 3KM looks like a real professional diving companion that even serious Swiss and Japanese brands could be proud of.
For Baselworld 2011, Breitling and Bentley have again joined forces to present you yet another co-branded Barnato Racing automatic chronograph.
Pierre Thomas (a young Swiss-based brand, not the American football player) has recently presented a minimalistic Montre Historique Tourbillon (ref. TB №1) model. Equipped with an antique hand-wound movement that the team behind the brand somehow managed to acquire, it sports an oversized flying tourbillon escapement that not only makes the archaic 19th Century mechanism more accurate but also puts it on a whole new level.
The Breitling for Bentley Supersports is an interesting piece for those dreaming about Bentley sports cars, but still lacking financial means (or courage) to actually buy one. Crafted from high-grade stainless steel, the chronograph is supplied in an extremely massive body, which will probably weigh half a ton and could be successfully used during a routine free-weight workout by advanced lifters.
The German customizers are at it again! Right after the introduction of their bespoke hand-crafted Grieb & Benzinger Blue Wave 18-karat rose gold mono-pusher chronograph, they now offer another unique timepiece for another well-paying customer: the Grieb & Benzinger Blue Sensation regulator chronograph. Based on an antique Patek Philippe hand-wound movement that was originally built more than 120 years ago for Tiffany & Co, an American jewelry and silverware company founded in 1837, the unique timekeeper features the German brand’s signature heavily skeletonized movement and open-worked dial. And it is also meticulously engraved on just about any surface where a skilled hand of an artisan was capable of leaving even a single dent in precious metal.
The 2010 Seamaster Aqua Terra XXL Small Seconds is inspired by Omega’s pocket timepieces from the 1930s. Presented at the SIHH 2010, it was issued as a limited edition of just 176 pieces: half of them in white gold and the other half in 18-karat rose gold. Equipped with a Unitas-based pocket watch caliber, the timekeeper boasts an extra-large body almost 50 whopping millimeters in diameter!
Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the world’s first automatic chronograph, Breitling has presented the 2009 rose gold Chrono-matic QP (ref. R29360) limited-edition chronograph that sports a rare “perpetual calendar” complication.
The recent series of Breitling for Bentley GMT Chronographs is equipped with a chronometer movement officially certified by the local COSC authority. Presented in a predictably larger than life case, which is currently available both in steel and in 18-karat rose gold (and something tells me that there is also a two-tone version on the way,) the “sporty” collection makes a strong impression: if not with its style, then with its shameless kitschiness.
The new member of the ultra-large Oris Regulateur family is not a child of the marketing department but is indeed a professional diver’s timepiece.