Friday, February 5, 2010

PERRELET - Diamond Flower Prestige Edition

The Diamond Flower collection, thanks to its different versions, was awarded prizes on several occasions and voted Watch of the Year by the Swiss public in 2008. This feminine watch combines finesse and harmony, and for the first time, jewellery and watchmaking technology harmonise to give a rare and vibrant expression of time.
Based on its Double Rotor, a patented complication, the heirs of Perrelet dared to create an audacious setting. Diamonds, rubies, sapphires or emeralds go beyond the simple transformation of a watch with feminine jewels. The visible rotor on the dial, sculpted for the occasion with lotus flowers, is linked and perfectly synchronised with the oscillating weight and supplies additional energy to the winding mechanism. Every woman thus animates her watch by her own movements.
Among the different versions proposed, there are several exclusive treasures that only certain initiates will be familiar with. A Prestige Edition with 7 interpretations, which are completely exceptional.
The jeweller’s craft is an art, and as with a jewellery arrangement, the setting of the dial, the bezel and the lugs endows each of its works with its own character. Rubies reflect passion, emeralds denote hope, sapphires represent the infinite skies and ocean and diamonds and baguette diamonds stand for eternity. This panoply of contrasts accompanies passionate women with a rare elegance. Visual appeal and its emotional impact will bring the subtle touch of refinement, which will seduce the women who are searching for exclusivity.

Automatic P-181 Double Rotor, Perrelet exclusivity
especially decorated “Perrelet” tapestry’

Power Reserve
40 hours

Vibrations per hour
28’800 (4Hz)


Ø 38 mm
Case material Rose gold (4N) 18 carats, bezel, lugs and sides with diamonds
Anti-glare sapphire (front & back)

Water resistance
Setting 593 diamonds VS1, TW (3.41 cts)

Chocolate mother-of-pearl with diamonds

Chocolate croco
Stainless steel deployment buckle with rose fold (4N) cap

Source from World Tempus

6th Feb 2010 2am

Wao.. just reached from after having supper with friends at jalan kayu.. talked alot and laughed alot haha.. damn i would say they are a real public nuisance, irritants and joker -_- but thats the part i like to gout with them haha..
i remembered we talk about Xueli, how this and that she were hahaha.. funny la dont know say till her.. say the pose in the facebook damn damn funny, all laugh like crazy...
Yep.. this is her.. let me introduce my friend, she is xueli, hahaha funny right =x
But dont be mistaken me! i not meant to make fun of her, just wanna share 1 joker friend of me =D
then just back home not long, going 3am le.. tml still working zzz and so...
Shall end here le, goodnight guys! =)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Greubel Forsey- Double Tourbillon Technique

A Journey into the heart of the mechanism

The Double Tourbillon Technique is an entirely original and innovative interpretation of Greubel Forsey’s first fundamental invention, the Double Tourbillon 30°. It is a timepiece with a boldly assertive character and a totally unique architecture.
The Double Tourbillon Technique is a case study in precision mechanical watchmaking with the sapphire crystal acting as a portal through which to observe the mesmerising workings of the intricately interlocking parts. The eye is naturally drawn from one gear to the next, enabling careful observation of each separate element.

A true work of technical art

With the Double Tourbillon Technique, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey have created a truly stunning timepiece that is faithful to their philosophy of technical visibility. Each and every element of the mechanism is enhanced and displayed without overshadowing others.

At the heart of the timepiece is the Double Tourbillon 30° mechanism?; however, to perpetuate the art of horology and contribute to its 21st century development, several additional technical elements have been added, including four fast-rotating co-axial barrels guaranteeing 120 hours of autonomy.

Admirers can even enjoy the sight of the barrels rotating while winding and unwinding. Coupled to these barrels is the visible spherical differential that drives the power reserve indicator. The hours are displayed on a transparent sapphire crystal ring fitted inside the inner circumference of the bezel to ensure full visual access to the astonishingly three-dimensional depth of the mechanism. Transparency is also reflected in the luminous open-worked signature Greubel Forsey hands and both the power reserve indicator at 3 o’clock and sub-seconds dial at 9 o’clock are strikingly enhanced by their red triangular pointers.

Case: Red Gold Category: Complication/Fine watchmaking
Bracelet strap: Leather Size: Ø 47.5 mm
Buckle: Pin Buckle Thickness: 16.8 mm
Setting: No Waterproofness: 30 m
Movement: Manual-winding mechanical
Power reserve : 120 h , 21600 variations / hours
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Tourbillon, Power-reserve indication
Reference: GF 02s Collection: Double Tourbillon 30°
Year: 2010

Sources from World Tempus

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Montblanc- The Vintage

With its unmistakable dial, which emphasizes finely calibrated scales, the Vintage Chronographe is a superlative device for the measurement of brief intervals of time. Only the most powerful innovations of the past can become the traditions of today – and are awarded the appellation “vintage”. The same applies to this new chronograph in the Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858, which boasts a spirally shaped tachymeter scale in the center of its dial. A coiled scale of this kind was a typical and frequent feature on the legendary Minerva chronographs from the 1910s and 1930s.
The manufacture’s archive preserves from those years many enamel dials which are marked with specially calibrated scales for special applications in the exacting discipline of measuring brief intervals: for example, some of these dials were destined for use in regatta watches, others in pulsometers or counters. Some of the dials with finely calibrated scales were used on timepieces that could measure intervals to the nearest hundredth of a second. This wide variety of specific applications and highly precise movements helped Villeret’s watchmakers to earn a fine reputation as chronograph specialists. Today too, they continue to enjoy unanimous admiration from connoisseurs and aficionados of mechanical timekeeping.   
 The periphery of the Vintage’s dial was reserved for the telemeter scale, so the tachymeter scale was shifted into the center, where it was coiled like a snail’s shell so that it would be long enough to be used for tachymeter measurements up to three minutes in duration. Hence, these watches were genuinely multifunctional instruments that wed high functionality with masterful horological artistry. This grand tradition lives on in the Vintage Chronographe. As went without saying in bygone years and as is naturally also true of today’s Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858, the entire dial is crafted in the most exclusive manner. The face is covered with grand feu enamel: a platelet of solid gold is heated in a kiln to a temperature of around 800 degrees Celsius, thus fusing it to an uppermost layer of vitreous molten enamel.

The quiet ticking beneath this noble dial hints at the presence of the legendary MBM Calibre 16.29, a movement which is endowed with all the characteristics that raise the pulse rater of watch lovers: a large and weighty balance, with adjustment screws along its rim, oscillates at a pace of 18,000 A/h (2.5 hertz); a balance-spring with a Philips terminal curve; a swan’s neck fine adjustment mechanism; a V-shaped chronograph-bridge; a meticulously and manually beveled and finely finished chronograph-lever; classical horizontal coupling; and a column-wheel to control the chronograph’s functions. Naturally, the “mise en function”, i.e. the exact abrading of the chronograph-lever, is performed during many hours of painstaking manual craftsmanship to a precision of several 1,000ths of a millimeter.
A new feature, on the other hand, is the outward impression made by this device for measuring brief intervals. The watch’s case has a rather unpretentious but nevertheless contemporary diameter of 43.5 millimeters. To preserve the proportions and thus the overall impression of a typical Villeret watch, all of the case’s parameters (including the horns) had to be entirely newly designed and constructed. The result is a timepiece which unmistakably shows that it belongs to one of the world’s most exclusive lines of watches, yet nonetheless makes a somewhat sportily technical impression. Like all other watches in the Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858, the Vintage Chronographe will be available only in a strictly limited edition. Here, the series consists of 58 timepieces in 18 K red gold cases with white grand feu enamel dials and brown alligator-leather wristbands, and another set of 58 watches in 18 K white gold cases with black grand feu enamel dials and black alligator-leather wristbands.

Sources from World Tempus

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

GREUBEL FORSEY - Invention Piece 3

To pay homage to their third invention, the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Incliné, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey have taken on the challenge of housing a watch mechanism, combining complex and innovative techniques within an unprecedented architectural setting.

The third invention consists of a single tourbillon cage inclined at a 25° angle and performing a rapid rotation in 24 seconds. This utterly original mechanism guarantees the watch maximum efficiency and optimal performance on the wrist. Invention Piece 3 features a totally unconventional display with the plates themselves serving as the base for the timekeeping indicators. The four gold plates are engraved with a portion of a personal message from Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey providing an insight into the complex process involved in creating the extraordinary mechanism of this third invention.


Mechanical hand-wound movement, Calibre GF 01n
Tourbillon 24 Secondes Incliné, hours and minutes display,
Seconds display and power-reserve indicator.
Unique series of 33 pieces
Movement dimensions  
• Diameter : 36.40 mm
• Thickness : 11.51 mm

Number of parts  
• Complete movement : 370 parts
• Tourbillon cage: 87 parts
• Weight of the cage : 0.39 g

Number of jewels  
• 42
• Olive-domed jewels in gold chatons

Power reserve  
72 hours

Rapid rotating twin barrels (1 turn in 3.2 hours) equipped with a slipping spring to avoid excessive tension

Balance wheel  
Variable-inertia with gold mean-time screws (10 mm diameter)

21,600 vibrations/hour

Balance spring  
• Phillips terminal curve
• Geneva-style stud

Main Plates    Nickel silver

Sources from World Tempus

2nd Feb, 2010

Damn.. what a tiring day today.. straight to work after school.. then at expo, so freaking cold and bored!
Lucky got ppl to talk to haha.. and yes! My school teacher gave me an assignment which needed to hand in by tml, its about writing a letter to yourself.. lame right.. -_-" but nvm, i still finish it lols.

Oh ya, just now when im surfing facebook, i encounter a video super funny i swear! Its about lady gaga song in CNY Version Click here for the video! =D <<< =)
I can only post the link as there is no download links for it.. heh..

Monday, February 1, 2010

Vacheron Constantin - Patrimony Traditionnelle « Calibre 2253 » Collection Excellence Platine

For 2010, Vacheron Constantin presents the Patrimony Traditionnelle “Calibre 2253” watch in the Collection Excellence Platine. This model features a major astronomical complication in terms of technical application. Entirely constructed by Vacheron Constantin’s engineering department and developed over several thousands of hours, the new Calibre 2253 provides information derived from Earth’s orbit around the sun, notably a perpetual calendar, the equation of time and the times of sunrise and sunset. It has a tourbillon escapement as well.

The fascinating equation of time

The equation of time is probably the most fascinating complication in this outstanding model. Its purpose is to indicate the difference in minutes between the variable solar time shown by a sundial and the constant mean time of clocks and watches. For practical reasons, mankind has divided each year into 365 and a quarter days, each day into 24 hours, and the hours into 60 minutes each. However, because the Earth’s orbit is elliptical rather than circular, the time in relation to the sun varies daily. The noon zenith of the sun when it crosses the observer’s meridian seldom occurs at exactly 12 o’clock by his watch. In fact solar time and mean time coincide just four times a year – on April 15, June 14, September 1 and December 24. For the rest of the year, the difference between solar and mean time varies from minus 16 minutes to plus 16 minutes.

The oldest clock showing the equation of time was made by the mathematician Nikolaus Mercator in the 17th century. It enabled folk to covert the sun’s varying noon to the standard constant time shown on their watches. Since then, the rare instruments calculating the equation of time have been the work of extremely accomplished horologists.

Making this complication work does indeed call for particular skill. It depends on the equation cam, a waisted oval, shaped like a figure 8 and calculated according to the daily declination of the sun observed from a given spot. The cam rotates once a year while a hand following its contour indicates the equation of time at between 10 and 11 o’clock on the dial of the Patrimony Traditionnelle “Calibre 2253” timepiece of the Collection Excellence Platine.

When the sun rises and sinks

This timepiece displays another function seldom found in watches – the times of sunrise and sunset throughout the year at a given locality. This tricky complication also relies on a cam, the outline of which is calculated according to the latitude of the locality. It demonstrates both the skill of the manufacture’s engineers and watchmakers and Vacheron Constantin’s attention to its clients, for they can choose the place of the sunrises and sunsets. To this extent it’s a custom-made complication where the dials are paired at 8 o’clock and 4 o’clock on the face.

The tourbillon carriage, as always in the shape of the brand emblem, a Maltese Cross, rotates once a minute at 6 o’clock as a small seconds indication. The indications of the perpetual calendar are symmetrically laid out with the days, the months and the dates at 9, 12 and 3 o’clock respectively. The leap-year indicator makes a circumspect appearance on the upper right. 

An exceptional level of finish

The sophisticated finish of this watch is taken to the limits to match its complexity. As part of the Collection Excellence Platine this Patrimony Traditionnelle “Calibre 2253” unsurprisingly incorporates many elements in platinum, from its 43 mm case, water-resistant at a pressure of 3 bar or 30 meters, to its dial hallmarked “PT950”, its crown and its folding clasp in the shape of a halved Maltese Cross. There is one other most unusual, if not unique, horological feature: even the Dauphine hands that show the hours and minutes are fashioned in the same material – an incredible technical prowess. The decoration of the dial alternates silvered and frosted surfaces, with snailed chapters, circular-brushed subdials and diamond-polished filets. The applied hour markers and Maltese Cross are in white gold.

The Calibre 2253 movement also bears the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva, which is an independent and legally sanctioned label of workmanship, origin, precision, resilience and competence. This seal of watchmaking perfection, among the oldest of professional labels, is reserved for a handful of Geneva manufacturers. It means that such decorative aspects of the movement as Côtes de Genève, circular graining, chamfering and straight graining of the steelwork are entirely done by hand.

The finish of the thin bridge that holds the tourbillon is an example among many. It consists of rounding off the top of the rectangular steel bar with a file to create a gleaming barrel-vault along its upper length. The camber follows the shape of the bridge from its jewelled centre to its winged extremities. The entire operation involves grinding and smoothing the surface with a variety of stones and abrasive pastes and then buffing it to a high polish. To meet Vacheron Constantin’s standards of finish, this job takes around 11 hours and is done entirely by hand, but it does signify a properly finished movement.

Such is the complexity and level of finish of this horological masterpiece, that it comprises no fewer than 457 parts in a movement only 9.60 mm thick. That explains why the production is limited to just 10 pieces.


Collection Excellence Platine
Patrimony Traditionnelle Calibre 2253
Limited edition of 10 numbered pieces

2253, developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin
Stamped with the Hallmark of Geneva

Mechanical, manual-winding

Movement thickness    
9.60 mm

Movement diameter    
32.00 mm

30 jewels  

18,000 vibrations/hour

Hours, minutes, seconds on tourbillon
Perpetual calendar
Equation of time, sunset and sunrise
(Ephemeris to the localization chosen by the client)  
Power reserve on the caseback
Power reserve    
More than 300 hours (14 days) - 4 main springs, coupled two by two

Number of parts    
457 pieces

950 platinum
Diameter: 43 mm
Convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on one side
Open-worked screwed-down back

3 bar, equivalent to 30 metres

Sand-blasted finish, special “PT950” marking at 4.30
12 hour-markers and Maltese Cross in 18-carat white gold

Dark blue alligator leather, hand-stitched with platinum thread
950 platinum folding clasp
Polished half Maltese Cross 

1st Feb, 2010

Ahh.. another boring day. As usual, skipped my Sport & Wellness lesson, but i promised i will go for the next 1 ! zzz but what to do.. stucked at sch at my age.. can only blame myself for playing during age of 17.. sigh..
Managed to grab 1 class pic from my facebook,
Tada! my class photo! lmao lame. zz
Taken at my class, but eh, dont mistaken hor, its during free time! =)
eh wtf am i doing? forget le LOL !

Sunday, January 31, 2010

1st Feb, 2010

Ok.. today is my day of merging my watch blog with my personal blog together, so hopefully i can balance this 2 blog content out.. yeah hehe! =D
This is where place chilling out with friends, bitching about me ( which i dont give a damn ), talking about watches, so on and so forth.

Yep this is me! just a short intro on me lol ! =D

MB&F HM2-SV – Sapphire Vision

Based on the popular Horological Machine 2 (MB&F’s second watch), the SV offers a new view – literally. SV stands for “sapphire vision.”
THe unique aspect of the watch is the large 3.6mm thick sapphire crystal that serves as the front plate of the watch in lieu of metal. The result is an ability to see the MB&F automatic movement that powers the double faced timepiece.

The left dial of the watch displays the date and a moon phase indicator, while the right dial has jumping hours and a retrograde minute scale.
The Sapphire Crystal is so hard to make, that three out of four crystals break during the process of making them that takes 55 hours for the crystal alone (to cut). The hardest part is drilling the hopes for the screws. The back plate of the watch is in titanium, while the automatic rotor is 22k gold in its iconic battle ax shape. Pretty awesome watch from the world of avant garde high horology.
There will only be 25 pieces of the SV for the whole world.
Pretty cool huh?

Maitres du Temps- Chapter Two

The Maitres du Temps Chapter Two collection welcomes new additions. Chapter Two, a majestic timepiece born out of collaboration of a group of brilliant master watchmakers, with Peter Speake-Marin and Daniel Rothon the list, is now available in new variations to match exquisite tastes of watch enthusiasts.

Chapter Two is equipped with a technically advanced movement elaborated by the highly expertised master watchmakers who thoroughly tested, refined, and decorated the mechanism to make it correspond to the most stringent standards.
The Chapter Two triple calendar watch continues the success of the Chapter One, with fine black anodized aluminum rollers for day and month, and an 18K red gold case with six sapphire crystals that allow a view of the intricate mechanics of this stunning timepiece. An alligator hand-sewn strap, a fifty hour power reserve, and solid gold central minute and hour hands are just some of its impressive features.
It is believed to worth over an astonishing sum of $72,000.
Correct me if im wrong.

Thomas Prescher- Mysterious Automatic Double Axis Tourbillon

Only time, Tourbillon, calendar and oscillating weight are visible. The movement is completely hidden.
Place to hide the movement was found left and right in the case, hidden by the bezel. Because the space is very limited the parts of the movement had to be located on both sides.
Later, resting in a hammock the idea was born to create an automatic movement with horizontal swinging oscillating weight. To crown this exceptional piece of art, it was a logical decision to choose something special for the heart of this watch. The escapement with its beating balance has to be a flying Double Axis Tourbillon with constant force.
The idea to add a calendar to this creation came while observing some people entering a giant swing. They could move on the surface of the swing. Why not create an oscillating weight with integrated calendar indications and let the gravity take the calendar on the oscillating weight remains always horizontal.
This mysterious watch with its transparency led automatically to the wish to wear it from sides, front and back. With the calendar located on the flat side of the oscillating weight this indication is always facing upward. It can be read regardless of which side of the watch is up.
Respecting the aspects of harmony was an important point. Two crowns were used to keep the beauty of symmetry with. One crown is used for winding and the other for setting time and calendar. Both crowns build the main symmetry axis. Now it was necessary to build the optical balance between the oscillating weight on one side and the indication of time on the other side. For that reason a three dimensional moon was placed between the two barrels, indicating the hours and minutes.
Finally, placed on a turning axis, held by a carrying arm the carriage is rotating around itself. These two synchronized motions create a gyro scoping image immediately taking full attention.
A mesmerizing kinetic sculpture is born.