Dubail Paris, a particularly expensive boutique, which is located on the famous Place Vendome, will soon start selling a limited edition version of the well-known Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Bi-Retrograde dress watch. Sporting the same hours and minutes, as well as days of week and date indicators, the new Patrimony Contemporaine Bi-Retrograde Ref. 86020 differs from the 2010 model only with the choice of materials and color combinations.
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Unveiled last January at SIHH 2013 event, the new Van Cleef & Arpels Ballerine Enchatee (ref. VCARO4F200) belongs to their well-known Poetic Complication family of timekeepers that feature meticulously crafted displays that are (almost literally) animated by retrograde movements. Playful yet deeply romantic, this timepiece is seems to pick up where the gorgeous 2007 Poetic Complication Feerie left off.
Ladies watch / Swiss Watches
Compared to many timepieces offered today, this Blancpain Quantieme Retrograde (ref. 3653-2954-58b) ladies watch not only sports a brilliantly executed marquetry mother-of-pearl dial, but also comes equipped with a gorgeous retrograde calendar complication that shares the dial real estate with a traditional moonphase display.
It is not the first time that the British brand introduces a watch with a tourbillon escapement (back in 2009 they started selling a monstrous Graham Chronofighter Trigger Tourbillograph Havana (ref. 2TTAR.C01A.C87B) model), however, the new Geo.Graham The Moon (ref. 2GGAP.U01A.C128B) hand-wound watch definitely looks like their opus magnum both in terms of exterior design and technical ingenuity.
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The fresh Bremont Victory Chronograph automatic wrist watch that was officially presented early last month during the Baselworld 2012 trade show belongs to a new (and still quite rare) breed of timekeepers that are powered by the relatively new La Joux-Perret 8310 ebauche. Designed and made in Switzerland, this movement offers not only adequate power reserve, but also brings you a flashy (and irresistibly vintage) dial layout with a pair of retrograde displays that look like wings of a beautiful butterfly.
Two expensive Italian brands have joined their forces to bring you this piece of high-tech beauty. Being based on the last year's Bvlgari Octo Quadri-Retro Chronograph (ref. BGO45BSCLDCHQR) model, the new Bvlgari Octo Quadri-Retro Maserati Special Edition (ref. BGO45C3SLDCHQR/MAS) wrist watch features the same functionality, but adds to the winning formula Maserati colors and logo. What's really exciting is that, compared to some other makers of luxury sports cars, Maserati didn't even insist on plastering the timekeeper's face and strap with its signature Trident sign.
If you keep a close eye on the young Swiss watchmaker, you probably remember the stately DeWitt Academia Seconde Retrograde Serenity (refs. AC.1102.48.M030 & AC.1102.53.M040) collection that was revealed around three years ago. This new DeWitt Twenty-8-Eight Seconde Retrograde (Ref. T8.SR.001) automatic watch that the company presented during the Baselworld 2012 show, is basically the same timekeeper, which is now presented in slimmer, more art-deco-style body. The new timekeeper features an outstanding combination of rose gold and micro-blasted titanium: a new scratch-resistant alloy that was originally created for aerospace applications and is ten times harder than standard Grade 5 titanium.
Looks like the guys from the Swiss town of Bienne keep beating their favorite horse: a tri-retrograde seconds complication module that they used in, perhaps, a dozen of their timepieces. The new Milus Tirion TriRetrograde automatic wrist watch, too, features the same retrograde display and comes in a massive body that combines an intimidating black DLC coating with polished rose gold.