Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year 2017 !

Happy New Year 2017 and Merry Christmas !!!

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CHANEL presents the Monsieur, a watch specifically designed for men. It all started with a desire, a vision, and a drawing. This watch did not exist before, it was dreamt up. Its movement did not exist before. It was designed to bring it alive.

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Its watchcase did not exist before either. It was created to house it. So this is how it works at CHANEL, desire gives birth to tools. From desire comes a creation.

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Between power and discretion, the MONSIEUR de CHANEL watch with Instant Jumping Hour and Retrograde Minute is equipped with the CALIBRE 1, the House’s first in-house high-watchmaking movement. The choice of a double complication with a digital hour display in a watchcase of extreme sobriety seemed almost self-evident. And accordingly, CHANEL expresses its unique vision of beautiful masculine watches.

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Exclusively dedicated to the MONSIEUR watch, the CALIBRE 1 with Instantaneous Jumping Hour and Minute Retrograde is the first movement designed, developed, reliability checked and assembled by CHANEL. A manual-winding mechanical movement made up of 170 components, the CALIBRE 1 is a movement with integrated complications, meaning that the complications are integrated into the bottom plate and are not simply modules attached to a base.

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Made with the utmost respect for tradition and yet decidedly contemporary, the CALIBRE 1 which offers a double complication, took five years to develop. This commitment to technique and creativity is as a testimony to its nobility and reliability. A precursor, it conjures up a quest for the essential, and the pursuit of purity and refinement.

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A mechanical masterpiece highlighted by two circular skeletonized bridges, the CALIBRE 1 multiplies the references to the strong codes of the House. Matt and glossy black predominate in its black architectural movement in ADLC (Amorphous Diamond Like Carbon). The trim emphasizes all the curves of its bottom plate and bridges. A number of custom-made parts serve as a reminder of the octagonal shape of Place Vendome. CHANEL chose the lion, its most masculine emblem and a symbol of strength and power, as the signature of the MONSIEUR watch which is found on its buckle and crown. The lion is also the seal of all the House’s in-house Haute Horlogerie movements.

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The first refined function, the Instant Jumping Hour, required the full mastery of micro-shocks and the energy consumption caused by the passage of the aluminium hour disc. With two barrels mounted in series, the power reserve of the MONSIEUR de CHANEL watch is 3 days. The second watchmaking prowess, the retrograde minute with a 240°-display on the dial, combined both rigorous aesthetics and technical performance. The retrograde minute’s bidirectional corrector allows easy adjustment of the watch and illustrates one of the key elements of the CHANEL fine watchmaking vision.

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A most exacting watchcase was necessary to house this true gem of watchmaking technology. Thus, a brand-new 40-mm round case was specially developed for the MONSIEUR collection. The choice of a circle was the strong artistic wish of the CHANEL design studio.

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Here, nothing is superfluous. The quest for purity is evident. The silvered opaline dial is seen protected under a "glass box", a slightly domed sapphire crystal that subtly plays with the effects of light. On the dial, the position of both complications (the jumping hour at 6 o’clock and the 240°-retrograde minutes off-centred) along with the exclusive typography chosen for the hour, all reinforce this firm choice for differentiation. The contrast between the sobriety of the dial and the movement’s very architectural design is part of the House’s uncompromising creative process.

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In 2016, 300 numbered movements will be produced of which 150 are for the Monsieur in Beige gold and 150 for the white gold model.

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With the MONSIEUR watch, the vision of a beautiful masculine timepiece according to CHANEL is the expression of technical excellence, and also an expression of a unique style and allure.
Technical details

Collection:   Monsieur de CHANEL

Reference:  H4800 - BEIGE GOLD
Reference:  H4799 - White GOLD

    Mechanical with manual winding
    Calibre 1 featuring two complications:
an instantaneous jumping hour and 240° retrograde minutes
    3 day power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds
  • 18K White GOLD
Crown:  18K GOLD crown
Water resistance: 30 m
Diameter:  40 mm
Ivory opaline dial displaying a retrograde minute indicator, a jumping hour window and a small second counter
  • Hands plated with 18K BEIGE GOLD
  • Hands plated with 18K White GOLD
Materials:  Alligator
  • Black alligator strap and 18K BEIGE GOLD ardillon buckle
  • Black alligator strap and 18K white gold ardillon buckle


Friday, December 30, 2016



The Art of Fusion

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The magic of mechanics

Magic Gold meets a movement with a Meccano-inspired design, casting a spell to shake up the codes of traditional watchmaking.

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The new Hublot Manufacture calibre – the HUB1201, whose innovative construction reveals its entire original interlocking power reserve on the dial side – sees its mechanism housed in a case made from Magic Gold, the first scratch-resistant gold and the hardest variety in the world, developed and patented by Hublot with the EPFL five years ago. This watch brings together the very best of mechanics, innovation and materials.

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The BIG BANG MECA-10 is the very archetype of the Hublot philosophy. The watch is a demonstration of the journey undertaken by the Hublot Manufacture, a story peppered with world firsts. It confirms the Maison's pioneering spirit, one which sees materials as an endless source of possibilities and movements as the opportunity to escape watchmaking norms.

MAGIC GOLD – A unique material, 
the pure product of the brand's innovation

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Only diamond is capable of machining Hublot's 18-carat gold, certified by the Central Office for Precious Metals Control. It is the first scratch-resistant gold in the world and demonstrates a hardness of almost 1000 Vickers.

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Now produced in the high-tech foundry at the Nyon Manufacture, this patented material with magical properties was created by the revolutionary fusion of 24-carat gold and ceramic.

THE HUB1201 MOVEMENT – a Hublot Manufacture 
movement with built-in mechanics

Two parallel barrels with a rack-driven power reserve indication system, two racks sliding on a 9 o'clock to 3 o'clock axis thanks to a rack and pinion system, a double power reserve display, and a Meccano-inspired architecture for an innovative construction.

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On the dial side, the Big Bang Meca-10 Magic Gold reveals the mechanics of the movement and the unusual architecture of its rack-driven 10-day power reserve. Its manually wound skeleton mechanism displays the regulating organ at 7 o'clock, paired with small seconds.

Limited to 200 pieces, the unique and atypical Big Bang MECA-10 combines the best of mechanics and Hublot's own brand of innovation.

Technical specifications

Model: BIG BANG MECA-10 MAGIC GOLD 45 mm Edition
Reference: 414.MX.1138.RX Limited edition of 200 pieces

Magic Gold, polished
Bezel:    Magic Gold, polished
Lower bezel:    Black composite resin
"H" screws    Black-plated titanium screws (6)
Diameter:    45 mm
Thickness: 15.95 mm
Water resistance :   10 ATM (100m)
Crystal:    Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Case back:    Microblasted black ceramic with sapphire crystal
Skeletonised, matt black
Bridges:    Coated in black
Balance:    Rhodium-plated, polished
Hublot HUB1201,
Manufacture skeleton movement with manual winding and
power reserve; Swiss lever escapement
No. of components :   223
Jewels:    24
Frequency (Hz):    3 Hz (21,600 Vib/h)
Power reserve:    10 days
Black rubber straps with structured lines
Buckle:    Black-plated titanium and black ceramic deployant buckle clasp

HUBLOT SA – Switzerland
T +41 (0)22 990 90 00
F +41(0)22 990 90 29
International Press Contact: 
----------------------------------------------- - Hublot

Thursday, December 29, 2016

IWC Schaffhausen – PORTUGIESER Automatic Edition “KUWAIT”

IWC SchaffhausenPORTUGIESER Automatic “KUWAIT Green Dial Special Edition NEW


Kuwait/Schaffhausen, 15 December 2016 IWC Schaffhausen and its retail partner Behbehani Group are launching a limited-edition Portugieser watch to celebrate their successful partnership in the Gulf state. The Portugieser Automatic Edition Kuwait” has a green dial and is limited to only 98 pieces – a special reference to the year the partnership between IWC and the Behbehani Group was initiated.

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In 1998, IWC Schaffhausen and the Behbehani Group started working together to bring the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer’s haute horlogerie timepieces to Kuwaiti watch lovers. Since then, the collaboration has expanded to include various points of sale. As a thank you to our loyal and discerning customers in Kuwait, together with the Behbehani Group, we are now presenting a special limited-edition Portugieser watch that will be available exclusively in our boutique at the 360 Mall in Kuwait. At the same time, we would like to thank our retail partner for the long-standing and successful collaboration, said IWC Regional Brand Director Luc Rochereau.

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The Portugieser Automatic Edition “Kuwait” (Ref. IW500708) has a stainless-steel case with a diame-ter of 42.3 millimetres and a green dial. The golden numerals and hands contrast nicely with the dial. The watch is limited to just 98 pieces, which is a reference to the year when IWC and the Behbehani Group started their partner-ship in the Gulf state. The timepiece features a power reserve­ display at “3 o’clock” and a small hacking seconds­ display at “9 o’clock”.

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A black alligator leather strap from Santoni complements the elegant appearance. It is powered­ by the IWC-manufactured 52010 calibre. The Pellaton automatic winding system builds up a power reserve­ of 7 days when the two barrels are fully wound.

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The 52010 calibre is featured in the Portugieser Automatic, rotor with 18-carat gold medallion bears the initial “B”(Ref. 5007)

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The medallion on the rotor bears the initial “B”, which is another reference to the Behbehani Group. The Portugieser­ Automatic­ Edition “Kuwait” can be purchased exclusively at the IWC boutique at the iconic 360 Mall in Kuwait starting on the 14 December 2016.

Technical details

Model: PORTUGIESER Automatic Edition KUWAIT
Ref. IW500708

– Mechanical movement – Pellaton automatic winding
– Power reserve display – Date display – Small hacking seconds at 9 o’clock
– Glucydur ® * beryllium alloy indexless balance with high-precision adjustment screws on balance rim
– Breguet spring – See-through sapphire-glass back
– Rotor with 18-carat gold medallion bears the initial “B
  •     Limited edition of 98 numbered watches
IWC-manufactured calibre 52010
Mechanical movement
    Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
    Jewels: 31
    Power reserve: 7 days (168 h)
Rotor with 18-carat gold medallion
Winding: Automatic
Materials: Stainless-steel case.
Diameter: 42.3 mm
Case height: 14.5 mm
Case-back ring, engraved with “IWC - Special Edition  **/98
Water-resistant: 3 bar 
Green dial, gold numerals
Glass: Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Black alligator Santoni leather strap.
Folding clasp in stainless steel

Limited Edition  98 timepieces

Further Information
Clemens von Walzel
Department Manager Public Relations
Tel. +41 (0)79 173 27 58
Press releases - 2016
 IWC Schaffhausen
Baumgartenstrasse 15 ·
CH-8201 Schaffhausen
Phone +41 (0)52 235 75 65 ·
Fax +41 (0)52 235 75 01 ·
Mobile  +41 (0)79 957 72 52
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016



Limited Edition MUDMASTER Features British Bonsai Forest Camouflage Print

DOVER, NJ, November 4, 2016 - Casio G-SHOCK announces its fourth collaboration with UK-based pacifist military design brand Maharishi. Inspired by the beauty and strength found in natural elements, the new limited edition MUDMASTER GWG1000MH-1A timepiece features Maharishi’s British Bonsai Forest print in a new stretched Camouflage variant, complemented by bright orange luminous indicators on the face.

Reminiscent of the spiraling and interlocking patterns found in wood grain, British Bonsai sees a graphic update to the traditional camouflage pattern, integrating manipulated shapes to create a ‘stretch’ variant, the overall effect reminding us that camouflage is rooted in nature. A considered development, as the elongated graphics are well suited for a watch strap.

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The GWG1000MH-1A boasts an atmospheric pressure sensor (altimeter/barometer), temperature sensor (thermometer), and magnetic sensor for compass readings, part of G-SHOCK’sTriple Sensor technology, as well as Multiband 6 technology, which allows for the most accurate timekeeping. The timepiece also features Tough Solar power, and a shadow dispersing solar panel dial, which enables high-capacity solar-charging.

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The new Maharishi collaboration timepiece contains all the features that makes G-SHOCK the leader in Absolute Toughness, including a structure that is Mud, Shock and Vibration Resistant, 200M Water Resistant, Full Auto Double LED Lights, World Time with 29 time zones that include 29 cities + UTC, 4 Daily Alarms and 1 Snooze Alarm, 1/100th second Stopwatch, Countdown Timer, 12/24 Hour Formats, and a day and date display, all in a 56.1mm case.

The GWG1000MH-1A retails for $850 USD and is currently available for online pre-order at and will hit shelves in December at the G-SHOCK NYC SoHo store, select Macy’s, select fashion boutiques, and


CASIO’s shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch is synonymous with toughness, born from the developer Mr. Ibe’s dream of ‘creating a watch that never breaks’. Over 200 handmade samples were created and tested to destruction until finally in 1983 the first, now iconic G-SHOCK hit the streets of Japan and began to establish itself as ‘the toughest watch of all time’. Each watch encompasses the 7 elements; electric shock resistance, gravity resistance, low temperature resistance, vibration resistance, water resistance, shock resistance and toughness. The watch is packed with Casio innovations and technologies to prevent it from suffering direct shock; this includes internal components protected with urethane and suspended timekeeping modules inside the watch structure. Since its launch, G-SHOCK has continued to evolve, continuing to support on Mr. Ibe’s mantra “never, never give up”.
Press Contact
Corinna Fromm Communication
Kleine Reichenstraße 6-8
20457 Hamburg / Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)40 / 8000 73 820

Press Contact UK
Casio Electronics Co. Ltd.
Stephanie Weekes
Harp View,
12 Priestley Way,
London, NW2 7JD
Tel: + 44 20 8208 9558