Saturday, February 27, 2010

28th Feb 2010

hmm..its been days since i last blogged on my personal post.. mainly because maybe im a boring guy, not much activities going out there :D But recently one of my sec sch classmate birthday and i went, it was soo... reminising... hope can go out more with my sec sch and pri sch friends often.. but somehow dont think its possible sigh..
Anyway.. heres some photos i bring and share with you all haha!

My sec sch buddies and the birthday gals! =D

Notice the guy beside me with the sexy pose? :O
Cause i tried pulling his shirt xD
Birthday girls !
Our group photo! love this the most

the pretty girls =O

Yup we went to pasir ris ehub to celebrate, although not that happening, but i always treasure outings with bunch of old friends as im a guy that value old ties the most =)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Cartier- Tortue GMT with day & night

18K pink gold case, day/night and second time zone
complications, 18K pink gold octagonal crown set with a faceted
sapphire, sapphire crystal, guilloché and silvered dial, central
rose motif, Cartier Paris signature, roman and arabic numerals,
apple-shaped blue steel hands, hand-stitched full grain alligator
strap, 18K pink gold adjustable deployant buckle,
workshop-crafted mechanical movement with manual winding
calibre 9904-MC, diameter: 11'' 1/2 i.e. 25.6mm, tickness: 4.97
mm, 20 jewels, 217 pieces, balance: 28,800 alternations/hour,
bridges decorated with the Cartier interlocking double-C motif,
transparent back with sapphire crystal, case and movement with
matching numbers, water resistant to 30 metres / 100 feet.

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LADY blu – ATOLL & Moonlight

Stainless steel case (39 mm) with logo engraved into the side, equipped with a Swiss automatic movement with an additional device created by blu – source du temps to revolve around the entire dial. Pastel black mother-of-pearl dial that turns on an axis every twelve hours. An off-centre disc set with 78 Top Wesselton diamonds indicates the minutes by the position of a line of six blue sapphires. Côtes de Genève decoration and rotating blu logo visible through a sapphire crystal caseback, padded leather strap, with diamond-set buckle. Water-resistant to 30 metres.

Stainless steel case (35 mm) with logo engraved into the side, equipped with a Swiss automatic ETA 2892 movement with an additional device created by blu – source du temps to revolve around the entire dial. Pastel blue mother-of-pearl dial that turns on an axis every twelve hours. The outer edge of the subsidiary minute dial is set with 36 Top Wesselton diamonds and a sapphire marks the hour. Anti-reflective sapphire crystal, padded leather strap, with diamond-set buckle. Water-resistant to 30 metres

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Piaget- Emperador Tourbillion Watch

The Piaget Emperador Tourbillon watch is an exquisite creation of high horology that shows off the world's thinnest shaped flying tourbillon movement. Piaget’s devotion to the slimness of their movements is another reason why watchnuts dismiss them; after all real men wear “butch” watches with “butch” movements; right? However as any watchmaker will tell you, making a thick movement is easy; making a thin one is a much more difficult task. Deciding that making some of the thinnest movements was not enough; Piaget decided to make the world’s thinnest tourbillon.

Called the 600P, this new movement is tonneau shaped, has 24 jewels and has a 40-hour power reserve. In order to keep the movement just 3.5mm thick, Piaget chose to use a “flying” tourbillon. In this style of tourbillon the cage is suspended only on one side, the 3 bridge tourbillon carriage is made from titanium and the total weight is just 0.2grams. The balance itself is 7.75mm in diameter, which is quite large for a tourbillon. The tourbillon has two other unusual features; it has a blued steel P mounted in the centre of the carriage and it has incabloc shock resitance. The movement is designed and manufactured completely in house. And they are limited to 10 each of 18K white gold and 18K pink gold.

Technical Specs:
Movement:  tonneau shaped, 600P
Case: 18 carat Pink gold, White gold
Crystal: Sapphire
Straps: Alligator StrapWater Resistance: 30m
Power Reserve: 40 hours
Jewels: 24
Limited Edition: 20 pieces, 10 in pink gold, 10 in white gold

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Jacob & Co- The Quenttin

The Quenttin is quite a dramatic timepiece. It is designed in 2 cylinders and is limited to only 99 pieces in white gold, 18 pieces in rose gold and 18 pieces in platinium.

The movement consists of a vertical mechanical movement with manual winding escapement, incorporating swiss anchor mounted in a tourbillion cage. The watch winds with an integrated key, external hand key or with a motorized system in the box.

Due to the energy supplied by the 7 gold barrels that is displayed through vertical rolls, it has an astonishing long power reserve of 31 days, which is one month.

What effect will the Quenttin on in the watch world? Being first to released on market ( as it is already being sold ) before the cabestan, the Quenttin will probably sell out before the cabestan is even ready for the market. Both Jacob & Co and Vianney Halter cover a very small niche market of esoteric collectors before these pieces are wonderful piece of engineering - despite of their huge price tag.

Technical Data:
Case: 18K White Gold, 18K Rose Gold, Magnesium
Size: 56 x 47 x 21.5 mm
Bezel & Case: White, Rose Gold or Magnesium with carbon fiber applications on the side of the watch
Movement: Vertical mechanical movement with manual winding escapement, incorporates Swiss anchor mounted in a Tourbillion cage. This cage is suspended without roller bearings and positioned vertically. Winds with integrated key, external hand key or motorized in the box.
Caliber: 5
Power Reserve: 31 day power reserve (744 hours), supplied by the energy of 7 barrels and displayed through vertical rolls
Jewels: 40
Functions: Indications of hours, minutes, power reserve is made by vertical disks assembled coaxially
Crystal: Sapphire
Water Resistance: 100ft / 30m
Special Features: On-off key for time set up or winding; external access to the Tourbillion for fine-tuning; Tourbillion cage visible on the edge of the clock
Strap: Rubber
Limited Edition Series: 99 pieces in White Gold, 18 pieces in Rose Gold, 18 pieces in Magnesium

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hysek- Earth Colosso

How do you define a watch? Just purely a time telling accessory? Yes it is, at least to the people in the past, that is why wristwatch in the past never fails to look classic and oldies. Today, fashion, looks, and style are very important. In essence, most of the emphasis is placed on offering watches to the super rich that look good. That is not always the case of course, and we still see interesting beasts like the Hysek Colosso.
So introducing Hysek Earth Colosso, it offers you a clear view of the earth revolving (literally) there on your wrist. Hysek focused upon capturing the globe onto your wrist in the form of a time-revealing mechanism, where the crystal pustule crammed with a dimensional earth rotates at local or GMT time. The watch features 12mm three dimensional globe royally placed at 12 o�clock angle.

The progress is reflected via cathedral timbre studded with 62 jewels along with a 48 hour power reserve. Right on the location of the globe, it points towards cities of the 24 time zones associated to the GMT. The retrospective time zones with a linear double exhibit is positioned at the subordinate end and exhibited in curvex spot with signal arrows that point out towards (24 to 12 hours cycle and vice versa). Well, being aware that a spill over of $550,000 cannot fetch us a moon rudiment then why not ink a neat deal with this Colosso�s model and feel fortunate to carry the world on our wrist.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Girard Perregaux- 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon

Have you ever thought of a watch being infused with a miniature casino slot machine in?
Well, i bet you don't, not even to any of the watch manufacturer company can think of.
Introducing Girard Perregaux, a company with over 2 centuries ago created 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon.

 An eye-catching timepiece, the model blends the traditional refinement and elegance of sophisticated horological complications with a revolutionary approach to timekeeping, and with vanguard fashionable, design.        

The Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon is the first timepiece that combines the tourbillon complication with a slot machine, perfectly contained by the classy rose gold rectangular case, measuring 43 x 43.95 mm.
The model features a sober black dial, fitted with only two Arabic numerals hour markers, the 3 and the 9, and, moreover, a connoisseur’s eye can enjoy the delicate dance of the tourbillon mechanism, majestically displayed through a dial aperture positioned at 6 o’clock, but the most fascinating feature of this timepiece is the genuine game of chance incorporated into the design of the watch’s dial at 12 o’clock position. Through a large window, there are displayed three symbols, and by pulling a special handle, located on the case’s right side, the magic game starts, rotating the three reels that randomly stop on 1 out of 5 different symbols (spades, hearts, diamonds and horseshoes, along with the emblematic “Liberty Bell”), meanwhile a gong inside the timepiece makes a plainest chime that reminds of those made in casinos by gaming machines.
Beautifully completed by a black alligator leather strap, the new Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon recreates the sheer pleasure of gambling and the magnetic attraction of casinos, as it can display 125 distinct combinations, and only one of them – the 3 bells, stands as the jackpot.

Technical Data:
Material: pink gold
Dimensions: 43.00 x 43.95 mm
Height: 17.30 mm
Crystal: antireflective sapphire
Case-back: sapphire crystal, secured by four screws
Water-resistance: 30 meters

Movement: GPFAY08, manual
Dimensions: 38.60 x 32.60 mm
Height: 8.92 mm
Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h (3 Hz)
Jewels: 38
Power reserve: min. 96 hours
Functions: Tourbillon, hour, minute, slot machine with chime mechanism, small second on the Tourbillon

Dewitt- W-X1

If you are confusing this design with an ordinary watch then you are absolutely wrong because this watch costs more than your house. Yes, you heard it right. WX-1 concept watches are designed at price 400,000 Euros.

The new DeWitt WX-1 embodies innovation and manages to bring on the market an air of boldness that just breaks all barriers regarding the way in which a watch should look. The new exquisite and really futuristic design of the DeWitt WX-1 transforms it into an amazing piece of technological innovation.

Because of the parallel going train with five barrels, the power reserve was remarkably raised up to 21 days.( Hey mind you, its 21 days ) All the parts forming this incredible piece of art are arranged in vertical order.
Besides the astonishing aspect, the watchmakers working for the House of DeWitt have thought of another important detail: weight. In order to solve this problem and to avoid transforming it into an unbearable accessory, it was used in creating the supporting structure, the movement and the bridges, an aluminium- lithium alloy that gives it not only the quality of being light but also a higher degree of resistance.
The DeWitt WX-1 has 307 parts and a weight of 191 grams instead of 600 grams, that is the approximate weight of such a structure.

The battery has two available ways of being recharged, the first one is by using a wall charger and the second one is by using the USB socket positioned on the back of the tool.

Jaeger LeCoultre- Duometre a Quantieme Lunaire

For this new year 2010, Jaeger-LeCoultre has a brand new foudroyante style watch with the Duometre a Quantieme Lunaire. The watch adds a moonphase indicator (done visually as well as via a hand on a dial for better precision in reading it), and some partial skeletonization of the dial. Aside from the date, moon phase indication, and time, the foudroyante complication is a strange beast. The watch is dedicated to the ability to precisely set the time (simply speaking it resets to zero when you pull out the crown as well as lets you see when to start it again properly). The lower subsidiary dial is a crazy contraption as it has a hand that moves around the dial in 1/6 of a second increments. Thus, the little hand moves around the dial once each second! Meaning that it is always moving really fast. The large hand in the center of the watch is the second hand for the time moving around the dial each minute. You then have the time itself show smaller on the right of the dial.

Because of the enormous amount of power required by the constant movement of the foudroyante complication, the Duometre a Quantieme Lunaire Watch has two power reserve indicators for different mainspring barrels. One is for the foudroyante, and the other is for the rest of the watch. The power reserve indicators are viewable through the skeletonized part of the dial. Proud of this in-house movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre places the movement name of "Cal. (caliber) 381" on a little plate right on the dial. This place is used to indicate the limited edition number in those pieces) The case is 42mm wide in either a limited edition of 300 pieces yellow gold model, or a standard pink gold model. The Duometre a Quantieme Lunaire Watch is indicative of a purist Jaeger-LeCoultre watch model in form and complication.