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CZAPEK & CIE QUAI DES BERGUES GUILLOCHÉ HAVANA BROWN
The CZAPEK & CIE. Quai des Bergues collection welcomes 2018 with an impressive series of unique-looking and colourful hand engine-turned dials, including the Quai des Bergues “Guilloché Ricochet” Havana Brown. The centerpiece of this collection and indeed the Havana Brown limited edition is the hand-engine turned dial -that was produced using the traditional “and very painstaking guilloché main” processing French – is the state-of-art of dial making in Haute Horlogerie. It was initially invented for kettledrum decoration at the end of 18th Century and was then retrieved by the watchmaking industry. The “Guilloché Ricochet” is a new design exclusive to Czapek. It represents the ripples of a stone skipped on a lake. The resulting hand engine-turned surface is like no other in its depth, intricacy and quality appearance – an aesthetic that cannot be replicated, not even with today’s modern manufacturing technologies. The Havana brown colour is created by a galvanic method to enhance the beauty of the engraving. The special gold, silver, palladium and platinum plate of the dial is adorned with applied rose gold hour markers that beautifully harmonize with the 42.5 mm millimeter-wide, 18kt 5N rose gold case. Operated by CZAPEK Czapek & CIE’s SXH1 proprietary hand-wound calibre, the “Guilloché Ricochet” Havana Brown is manufactured in a limited edition series of just 15 pieces.
Movement
Mechanical hand-wound, Czapek SXH1 calibre, 31 jewels, 21,600 vib/h, double open ratchets, twin barrels, blued screws, sandblasted bridges, hand-chamfering, 168-hour power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds and power-reserve indicator with weekdays
Case
5N rose gold, 42.5 mm. Domed sapphire crystal and sapphire back, both with anti-reflective coating on the inside. Water-resistant to 30 meters (3 bar/100 ft)
Dial
Havana brown handmade domed “Guilloché” dial with exclusive Czapek “Ricochet” design. Small seconds between 7 and 8 o'clock, power-reserve indicator and day of the week between 4 and 5 o'clock
Bracelet/strap
Mat Shiny Brown Alligator strap with 5N rose gold pin buckle
STROM AGONIUM “IN MEMORIAM HR GIGER”
Daniel Strom presents In Memoriam HR Giger watch, one of the final projects on which the Swiss artist HR Giger worked before his death in 2014. A veritable “wrist sculpture”, the timepiece features HR Giger’s legendary biomechanoid creature. Acclaimed for his “fantastic-realism” works, HR Giger shot to fame with his creation of the monster in Ridley Scott’s 1979 film, Alien, for which he won an Oscar the following year. Deeply saddened by the death of this man, who had also become his friend, Daniel Strom waited three years before presenting the watch that they had created together. This exceptional creation, produced in 99 pieces is hand-worked in the silver case, the elongated skulls of the biomecanoid creature extend from the lugs, while its body parts are etched into the case middle. The entirely hand-worked, in silver casted dial was inspired by another of HR Giger’s works, and one of his best-known: the “ELP II” canvas painted with an airbrush in a single night. This creation is the sixth opus of Daniel Strom's Agonium collection.
Movement
Automatic, ETA 2824 calibre
Functions
Hours and minutes
Case
Handmade in solid sterling silver 925 with inner case in stainless steel. Double curved sapphire crystal, antireflective coating. Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar/165 ft)
Dial
3 dimensional dial in silver 925 from HR Gigers work “Brain Salad Surgery” of 1973. Steel rhodium plated with SuperLuminova
Bracelet/strap
Alligator Hornback black with pin buckle handmade in silver 925
TAG HEUER CARRERA HEUER 02
A cornerstone of the brand since 1963, the legendary Heuer Carrera takes a sharp turn to mark its 55th spring. This avant-garde chronograph, forever associated with motor racing, wears its DNA with sporting pride. The new Heuer 02 Calibre manufacture movement, a 43 mm modular case, a tachymeter bezel, a skeleton dial with 3-6-9 counters, this flagship model is powered by a state-of-the-art engine. An authentic living legend, this collection now welcomes its latest addition – the new TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02, available in 13 contemporary variants in steel, carbon, ceramic or gold with a metal, rubber, leather or ceramic bracelet, plus a 45 mm version with GMT function. Modern, reliable and accurate.
Movement
Mechanical automatic, TAG Heuer Calibre HEUER 02. Manufacture movement, skeletonized chronograph bridge and oscillating weight, red column wheel, 75-hour power reserve.
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, date, tachymeter
Case
Steel PVD coated or ceramic case, 43 or 45 mm. Black or blue ceramic, pink gold or carbon bezel. Domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Sapphire back. Water-resistant to 100 m (10 bar/330 ft)
Dial
Skeletonised blue or black ceramic. Counters with rhodium-plated, black gold or 5N pink gold snailed rings. Rhodium-plated, black gold or 5N pink gold-plated hour and minute hands and indexes with white or black SuperLuminova. Date window between 3 and 4 o’clock.
Bracelet/strap
In rubber, brown leather and rubber, steel or matt black ceramic with S-shaped links, blue alligator leather and rubber, or matt black alligator leather and rubber. Steel folding clasp PVD or titanium coated with double safety pushers.
 
CARL F. BUCHERER MANERO PERIPHERAL (43 mm)
The CARL F. BUCHERER Manero Peripheral collection, thus far exclusively available in a 40.6-millimeter-wide case size, is now extended by the Manero Peripheral 43 mm. Crafted from 18kt rose gold and coming in at 43.1 millimeters in diameter and 11.2mm thick, this latest version makes for a grander take on the brand’s highly successful CFB A2050 caliber. This movement is one of the few currently produced calibers that sport a peripheral self-winding rotor, a rare engineering feat designed to provide ample winding efficiency without adding to the thickness of the movement and consequently the case. Just as important is the fact that, thanks to the peripheral rotor, the case-back side of the movement can be appreciated in its entirety at all times – unlike with conventional automatic calibers, where the oscillating weight is always hiding a large part of the movement from sight. Albeit a bit larger, the Manero Peripheral 43 mm features everything that made the original version a great hit for the brand.
Movement
CFB A2050 mechanical movement with peripheral automatic rotor, 33 jewels, 55-hours power reserve
Functions
Hour, minute, subsidiary seconds, date
Case
18K rose gold, 43mm. Convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, see-through case-back. Water-resistant to 30 metres (3 bar/100 ft)
Dial
White
Bracelet/strap
Louisiana alligator leather strap in light brown with 18K rose gold pin buckle