Richard Mille RM 59-01 Tourbillon for Yohan Blake at 2013 SIHH

Yohan Blake, a Jamaican sprinter, who is also known by the nickname, “The Beast” ,won a gold medal at the 100 m at the 2011 world championships and a silver medal in the 2012 Olympic Games in London in the 100-m and 200-m races for the Jamaican team. His 100 m personal best of 9.69 seconds makes him the equal second fastest man ever with Tyson Gay, and after Usain Bolt, while his personal best for the 200 m (19.26 seconds) is the second fastest ever after Bolt. Blake’s partnership with Richard Mille started in 2012 London Olympics‘ 100-meter event, where he was the only sprinter who ran with an ultra-lightweight Richard Mille tourbillion prototype in obvious green, black, and gold color of Jamaican flagon his wrist, and became Richard Mille’s newest sporting ambassador. Their partnership continues to this day, since Yohan Blake has developed a specific calibre with Richard Mille: a watch designed for sprinters the world over. Premiered at the 2013 SIHH, the RM 59-01 Yohan Blake is an ergonomic, high-performance tourbillon watch that features a unique architectural structure. Yohan Blake A new interpretation of the tonneau shaped design favoured by Richard Mille is visible on the case, with dimensions 50.24mm x 42.7mm x 15.84 mm, but with an asymmetrical shape to be aerodynamic for a sprinter like Blake. At first glance, you’ll notice extremely dynamic bridges that span the movement and evoke the claws that refer to the man they call “The Beast.” Aside from hand-painted green and yellow, two colors that also appear on the aluminum flange in tribute to the Jamaican flag – and in honor of Yohan Blake, the RM 59-01 features a surprising thickness and tapering extension between 2 and 5 o’clock, which prevents any rubbing of the torque-limiting crown against Yohan Blake’s wrist, making it extremely comfortable to wear. The RM 59-01 is equipped with a skeletonised, manually wound tourbillon movement, with an oscillating rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour and a power reserve of circa 48 hours. It offers an optimal performance/ regularity/power reserve ratio, provided by the combination of grade 5 titanium with anticorodal aluminium Pb109, optimised going train and a variable inertia balance. The RM 59-01 for Yohan Blake is limited to 50 pieces with a price of $620,000.
RM 59-01 for Yohan Blake

RM 59-01 for Yohan Blake

RM 59-01 for Yohan Blake

RM 59-01 for Yohan Blake

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Bovet Amadeo Mille Fleurs Convertible Watch

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Bottega Veneta Set to Launch its First Ever Watch

Bottega Veneta Girard-Perregaux BVX Watch Bottega Veneta Girard-Perregaux BVX Watch Bottega Veneta, the Italian luxury goods house has teamed up with renowned Swiss watchmaker Girard-Perregaux for its first ever watch, the Bottega Veneta BVX. The BVX is a unisex watch that features the fashion house’s signature woven leather pattern on its strap. The dial has a black, brushed titanium cover case while the face is brown. The strap is crocodile leather and is cigar coloured. But don’t let the simplicity fool you! Inside this chic exterior lies an 18-karat rose gold automatic movement made expressly by Girard Perregaux for Bottega Veneta. The case measures 41 mm across and is made of brushed titanium, an exceptionally strong, lightweight metal with a soft luster. Titanium has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal and is also corrosion-resistant and hypoallergenic. The case is finished with a state-of-the-art PVd coating in Bottega Veneta’s signature brunito color. The back of the watch is also faced with crystal, leaving the workings completely exposed.

Omega Ladymatic Relaunched in 27 Different Versions

Omega Ladymatic Omega Ladymatic Many watchmakers are revisiting their pasts and relaunching some of their most iconic designs. Omega too seems to have sprung on to this bandwagon and has recently debuted the Omega Ladymatic timepiece. And it was no less than Nicole Kidman who recently unveiled the new OMEGA Ladymatic to the world at The Ritz Carlton in Beijing. First launched in 1955, this timepiece disappeared from the markets over the years. A part of the De Ville collection, it was one of Omega’s first self-winding watches designed especially for women and featured the smallest automatic movement Omega had ever made. Relaunched Omega Ladymatic timepiece will be available in 27 different versions, including 34mm wave pattern case, bezels in polished metal or diamond-set, sapphire crystal casebacks, wave pattern dials, plain or diamond-set hour markers, luminous hands, on a matching bracelet or alligator strap. One good thing about this reissue is that the watch gets to use newer technology aka Omega’s Co-Axial Caliber 8520/8521.

Limited Edition Hublot F1 King Power Gold

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Girard-Perregaux Haute Horlogerie Opera Three Watch – Another Example of the Expensive Timepieces

Girard-Perregaux Haute Horlogerie Opera Three Watch Girard-Perregaux Haute Horlogerie Opera Three Watch For over two centuries now, Girard-Perregaux has been renown for its many remarkable creations, among them the emblematic Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges. From the research and development stage right through to the final adjustments made by master watchmakers, Girard-Perregaux continues to enrich its heritage through its Haute Horlogerie collection. Girard-Perregaux Opera Three model was launched way back in 2003 and it is a device that actually incorporates an ultra-miniaturized music box. The main point of attraction of the Opera Three is the fact that it is able to sound the passing hours with a melody. The movement’s miniature carillon is composed of a keyboard with 20 blades and a drum whose surface has around 150 hand-mounted pins. So instead of some annoying digital beep at the top of the hour, you can enjoy Tchaikovsky or Mozart.

Chanel J12 Nano Watch – Small and Beautiful

J12 in high-tech black and J12 white ceramic and steel watch. Bezel set with 40 diamonds J12 in high-tech black and J12 white ceramic and steel watch. Bezel set with 40 diamonds Recently smallest Chanel J12 Watch unveiled to mark the 10th anniversary of the collection of the prestigious French fashion house. Successful the world over since its creation, this unisex watch is available in a variety of sizes: the original model is 38 mm, still a must-have, and the Chrono and Marine are 41 and 42 mm respectively. Now, with its new dimensions, the Chanel J12 Nano becomes the highlight of this legendary series. Sized at 29mm, it’s apt for dainty wrists eager to sport time without compromising on style and size. The round case with notched bezel encases a luxurious dial. The less flamboyant folks can settle for the high-tech ceramic and steel option in white/black while those who consider diamonds to be their friends can flaunt the diamond-studded bezel version. A total of 40 diamonds weighing 0.9 carats sit atop the white or black bezel.

Parmigiani Bugatti Super Sport Watch

Parmigiani Bugatti Super Sport Watch Parmigiani Bugatti Super Sport Watch Last Friday (August 13, 2010) Parmigiani Fleurier launched the car inspired Bugatti Super Sport Watch. A super watch made in conjunction with the world’s fastest production car, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. Developed by Parmigiani, the Parmigiani Bugatti Super Sport is an evolution of the Bugatti Type 370 watch collection. Featuring a new Parmigiani calibre PF 372 movement, the watch has a curved tear drop shaped lug, which is finished in black and sparks of orange the watch comes with a partial carbon fiber dial with a 10-day power reserve and 10-meter water resistance. The Super Sports Watch marks a departure from the usual Parmigiani aesthete as the design team behind it introduced several innovations that are unique to this particular model. First, the shape of the wrist watch allows for two clock faces marked in orange. One clock face is set at a diagonal angle and another sits above it for those cursory glances at you wrist. Both clocks only display hours and minutes.