Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Carl F. Bucherer – PATRAVI ScubaTec Blue Dial Gold


















Carl F. BuchererPATRAVI ScubaTec Gold-Titanium Blue Lucerne Dial

PATRAVI SCUBATEC
A WATCH LIKE LUCERNE

Carl F. Bucherer is closely connected to its home town and emphasizes this bond with a new variant of the Patravi ScubaTec. The successful diving watch showcases a color combination that reflects the city of Lucerne – the striking case gleams in warm 18-karat red gold, the dial in vibrant Lucerne blue.

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Vivid blue, just like Lake Lucerne on a beautiful summer’s day. Blue is also the main color on Lucerne’s municipal coat. It is a perfect color for the dial of a watch by Carl F. Bucherer – the traditional Lucerne brand proud of its roots in the heart of Switzerland.

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A city shaped by Baroque influences, Lucerne is also characterized by gold, just like Carl F. Bucherer. The luxury watchmaker’s new visual identity launched last year features minimalist gold elements and is a tribute to the brand’s home town as well as its proud Baroque heritage.

A timepiece for divers

Consequently, cases made from precious gold are a characteristic specialty for Carl F. Bucherer. This is also true for striking and sporty timepieces such as the Patravi ScubaTec diving watch, first showcased in 2015. It is ideally suited as a diving instrument thanks to its proven water-resistance to a depth of 500 meters, its automatic helium outlet valve and its crown protection in blackened titanium.

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The timepiece features the precise CFB 1950.1 automatic movement caliber, chronometer-certified due to its high accuracy. Moreover, a robust rubber strap – and an integrated diving extension on the finely adjustable folding clasp – make the Patravi ScubaTec the perfect companion for exploring the fascinating underwater world.

Style for sporty men

Either on or under the water, the new blue dial truly comes into its own; Carl F. Bucherer specially developed its color to reflect the blue of Lucerne’s municipal. It provides an attractive contrast to the luminous material of the distinctive hands and applied indices that harmonize perfectly with the warm red gold of the case and the rotating bezel.

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This diving ring, which can only be turned counterclockwise in line with the requirements for true diving watches, not only highlights the practical functionality of the watch, but also complements the overall design. Inlays made from black and blue ceramic make the rotating bezel a real eye-catcher.

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About Carl F. Bucherer
 
The Carl F. Bucherer name has been synonymous with quality, innovation and passion since 1888. Founded in Lucerne, the Swiss family business has become an internationally renowned global brand characterized by its founder’s pioneering spirit and the cosmopolitan esprit of its home. Carl F. Bucherer is one of the few remaining family-owned Swiss watch manufacturers and is now headed in the third generation by Jörg G. Bucherer.

Timepieces and movements are developed and produced in the brand’s own workshops in Switzerland. Milestones are the manufacturer’s own movement families, which are partly driven by an external rotor – an innovation that Carl F. Bucherer was the first manufacturer to put into series production. With its exclusive watch creations, Carl F. Bucherer epitomizes high-quality Swiss craftsmanship, unmistakable style and detailed sophistication.

Carl F. Bucherer – Made of Lucerne

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Technical specifications

Model: PATRAVI ScubaTec Gold

Reference number: 00.10632.22.53.01

Movement:
Automatic, caliber CFB 1950.1
diameter 26.2 mm, height 4.6 mm,
25 jewels, power reserve 38 hours
Functions
Date, hour, minute, seconds
Case
18K red gold and blackened titanium, bezel in 18K red gold / ceramic
Diameter 44.6 mm, height 13.45 mm
Automatic helium valve and crown protection in blackened titanium,
screwed crown, sapphire crystal with antireflective coating on both sides.
Water-resistant to 500 m ( 50 atm ),
unique manta-ray engraving
Dial
Blue vibrant Lucerne
Specially developed its color to reflect the blue of Lucerne
Strap
Rubber with finely adjustable diving folding clasp in 18K red gold and blackened titanium

Variant: Ref. 00.10632.22.33.01 with black dial



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For further information please contact :
Sonja Hagmann, Head of Communications
Tel. +41 ( 0 )41 369 74 50
E-mail: sonja.hagmann@carl-f-bucherer.com
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For further information please contact:
Press center
Carl F. Bucherer
Langensandstrasse 27
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Tel. +41 41 369 70 70
Fax +41 41 369 70 72
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Monday, December 11, 2017

TAG HEUER – AUTAVIA UAE Special Edition


















TAG HEUERHERITAGE AUTAVIA UAE Chronograph 42 mm Special Edition


TAG Heuer unveils exclusive UAE Autavia
at Dubai Watch Week 2017 edition

With just 150 to ever be produced, the UAE specific reinterpretation of the 2017 Autavia reedition combines all the heritage of its 1960s ancestor with the TAG Heuer’s contemporary precision, functionality and Middle Eastern cues.

Dubai, UAE, November 15th – The Autavia. The chronograph made legendary by racing drivers in the 1960s and much coveted on the collectors' circuit is making its comeback in 2017. Today,
TAG Heuer revisits this iconic timepiece with a UAE exclusive timepiece to be launched at Dubai Watch Week (DWW) from November 16 to 20.

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Developed by TAG Heuer in partnership with Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, the UAE version will be limited to 150 pieces in total. Only 9 will be available during DWW, while 70 will be released in December, and the final 71 in the new year. Each watch will have its production number engraved from ‘001’ to ‘150’ and will only be available in the UAE.

For Mohammed Abdulmagied Seddiqi, an encounter at Basel World with Jean-Claude Biver, TAG Heuer CEO and President of the LVMH Watch Group Division last March was the catalyst for the project. “This timepiece was inspired by the automotive heritage shared by the UAE and TAG Heuer. Reflecting the history of our great nation, the TAG Heuer UAE Autavia pays tribute to the UAE through its tropical dial, reminiscent of its desert sands. The Autavia is an iconic timepiece loved by collectors, and I believe a unique UAE edition will only add to its history and legend, making it a desirable collector’s item,” he said.

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The Autavia's comeback is the result of a unique collaborative campaign — the "Autavia Cup" — which revived the cherished watch in consultation with its admirers: an innovative and collaborative project that received more than 50,000 responses, demonstrating TAG Heuer's commitment to and respect for these true devotees.

This reinterpretation is both modern and faithful to its roots, capturing the spirit of golden age motor racing. These aesthetic codes and historic roots are inextricably embedded in the new generation of the Autavia, while harnessing contemporary technology to improve functionality, along with TAG Heuer’s signature accuracy. A retro look updated with touches of modernity, grounded in the real world. And for the purists, a distressed brown camel leather strap with ecru stitching.

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The classic detailed design has been retained along with the rotating bezel, but the face has increased from the 39mm of the original to 42mm for the contemporary version, creating a more imposing and striking stature. The UAE specific model, has been adorned with a beige opaline dial, and three brown ‘azurage’ counters, with minutes, seconds, and hours at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions respectively. “Autavia” is proudly displayed above the TAG Heuer logo in the 12 o’clock position, while the date aperture is positioned at 6 o’clock, bestowing the piece with the balance and precision you would expect from today’s elite racing vehicles.

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The inscription ‘Heuer 02’ above the date aperture reflects the innovative proprietary movement of this particular model. The new Heuer 02 configuration, comprised of 168 components along with a pillar wheel and vertical clutch, operates at a frequency of 4Hz giving the Autavia an 80-hour power reserve. Visible through the sapphire back, the TAG Heuer proprietary mechanism offers maximum space for the counters, resulting in a visual balance and perfect legibility.

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The dial itself is encased in scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on both sides, with a fluted steel crown. Rhodium plated finishing with Super-LumiNova® ensures each hand and embedded indexes are clearly visible in low-light conditions, while the Autavia can be mounted on the wrist using the limited-edition UAE-specific brown camel strap with ecru stitching or a sixties-inspired 7-row steel "beads of rice" bracelet, accented with polished steel pin buckle and emblazoned with the TAG Heuer logo.

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This year’s Dubai Watch Week, founded by Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons in 2015, provides an intimate environment for collectors, watchmakers, brands, and members of the media to develop a deeper understanding of horological perfection. In conjunction with the 2017 theme of Classic & Contemporary, TAG Heuer’s Autavia truly embodies both aspects, with an exclusive and authentic piece available solely for the UAE market.  The very limited number in production ensures that it will become just as much a collector’s edition as the 1962 original.

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With just 10 available at Dubai Watch Week, from November 16 to 20, enthusiasts will have the opportunity to obtain the deluxe chronograph inscribed with a single-digit production number before it goes on general sale at specific UAE outlets in December.



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TECHNICAL DETAILS

Model: AUTAVIA UAE Special Edition

Reference  CBE2113.FC8226

Movement
Calibre Heuer 02 Manufacture - automatic chronograph with date
Frequence: 28’800 Vibrations Per Hour / 4 Hertz
Diameter: 31.0 mm
Total Height: 6.95 mm
33 Jewels
Power Reserve: 80 Hours 
Components: 168
Display Features: Hour, Minutes ; Date;
Central Chronograph Second Hand;
12 Hour Chronograph Counter At 9 O’clock;
30 Minute Chronograph Counter At 3 O’clock;
Permanent Second Counter At 6 O’clock
Mechanical Features:
Column Wheel; Circular Oscillating Weight; Vertical Clutch; Single Barrel
Case
Diameter 42 mm – in polished steel
Polished steel horns with 2 facets
Aluminum brown polished 12 hour scale bidirectional turning bezel
Domed sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment
Polished steel screwed sapphire case back with LIMITED EDITION special engraving,  l  limited numbered xxxx/150
Dial 
Beige opalin – Date window at 6 o'clock
3 brown “azurage” counters
  • - Chronograph minute counter at 3 o'clock 
  • - Chronograph hour counter at 9 o'clock
  • - Small second counter at 6 o'clock 
Rhodium-plated applique indices, with polished and satin-finished top, with white SuperLuminovaTM highlights
Rhodium-plated hour and minute hands with beige SuperLuminovaTM
Rhodium-plated chronograph seconds hand
Black "Heuer" logo and "AUTAVIA" inscription at 12 o'clock,
"HEUER-02" inscription           at 6 o'clock
Water-resistance: 100 metres
Strap
Brown camel strap with polished steel pin buckle, Heuer logo

Limited to 150 pieces 

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 For Media Enquiries:

TAG Heuer Middle-East – Media Contacts:

Ben Kershaw, Chief Operating Officer, Katch International – ben@katchthis.com

Anna Aine, PR Executive, Katch International – anna@katchthis.com

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Annette Berthod
, PR International Director: annette.berthod@tagheuer.com - +41 79 512 13 90
Cécile Luisier,
PR Coordinator: cecile.luisier@tagheuer.com – M. +41 79 579 74 66
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Saturday, December 9, 2017

MONTBLANC – TimeWalker Chronograph UTC Black DLC 43


















MONTBLANC TimeWalker Chronograph UTC Black DLC case 43mm


Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph UTC

The Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph UTC combines a strong and masculine design with practical functionality thanks to its chronograph and dual time complications, making it the perfect travelling partner for today’s globetrotters.

The timepiece owes its strong and contemporary looks to its bold black case with semi- skeletonized horns and mix of high-tech materials, such as black DLC, high-tech black ceramic and black rubber. The black DLC case comes in a 43 mm size with the addition of the emblematic unidirectional rotating black bezel made of shiny ceramic for utmost robustness and durability, which is knurled on the flank for a better grip and includes a silvery-white engraved 24-hour scale for greater legibility and functionality. The black DLC crown and pushers have also been finished with a knurled decoration that takes its inspiration from the design of the petrol caps popular in classic racing cars.

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The black dial features strong colour contrasts with silver and red elements and three- dimensional counters that resemble car dashboards from the past. The chronograph seconds are indicated via the iconic red central hand with the tip shaped in the form of the Minerva arrow, while the chronograph hours are displayed in a subdial at 6 o’clock, and the 30-minute chronograph counter is positioned at 12 o’clock.
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The Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph UTC is equipped with the calibre MB.25.03 that shows the time in three different time zones. Local time is indicated with the rhodium-plated hands, and the home time can be read via a dark central hand enhanced with a red arrow and SuperLuminova at its tip. The readings are accompanied by a 24-hour scale on the bezel. The local time is set via the crown, allowing a quick and simple adjustment of the time in hourly increments without affecting the functioning of the minutes.

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The date is synchronised with the local time. A third time zone can be easily indicated at any time by turning the unidirectional rotating bezel to the new time zone — the location of the 24-hour hand being the point of reference.

The Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph UTC comes with a choice of a perforated leather strap or a perforated rubber strap with a black lining that shows through the holes. For utmost performance and comfort, the rubber strap has been designed with a raised grip pattern on the inner lining to provide better aeration to the skin and improved adhesion to the wrist. All strap options are equipped with a new triple folding clasp that was developed specially for the Montblanc TimeWalker Collection to offer flexibility and maximum comfort on the wrist.

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Each Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph UTC is water-resistant to 100 metres and has been rigorously tested by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500, simulating real-life wear for over 500 hours.

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TECHINCAL SPECIFICATIONS
 
Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph UTC

Ident. 116101

Movement:
Calibre MB 25.03
Type of movement: Mechanical movement with automatic winding, 
chronograph, three time zones, date
Number of Jewels: 25
Power reserve: Approx. 46 hours
Balance: Flat hoop
Frequency: 28.800 A/h (4 Hz)
Hairspring: Flat

Displays
 Hour and minute-hands from the centre, small seconds at 9 o’clock; 
Second time zone-hand from the centre with 24-hour scale on the unidirectional rotating bezel, third time zone indication via the bezel 
Date window at 6 o’clock; Chronograph’s elapsed-second hand from the dial’s centre; 
30 elapsed-minute and 12-elapsed hour counters at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock

Habillage

Case:
Black DLC, matt satinated case
High-tech black ceramic bezel with silvery-white engraved 24-hour scale and knurled finishing on the flank
Crystal: Scratch-resistant, domed sapphire and antireflective crystal
Back: Black DLC with inset pane of smoked sapphire crystal
Dimensions: Diameter= 43 mm; Height = 15.20 mm
Water-resistance: 10 bar (100 m)
Dial:
Black dial, rhodium-plated Arabic figures and SuperLuminova indexes, rhodium-plated luminescent dauphine hour-hand and minute-hand, red baton chronograph second hand with Minerva arrow at the extremity, black rhodium-plated and red baton second timezone hand coated with SuperLuminova; Black flange with SuperLuminova indexes; Black chronograph counters, black small second counter
Crown: Matt black DLC with knurled finishing and Montblanc emblem in relief
Wristband:
Perforated black rubber strap with stainless steel and black DLC triple folding clasp


Certified by the Montblanc Performance Test 500
(* SuperLuminova® is not a trademark owned by Montblanc)

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