Rolex could be introducing what looks to be a new DeepSea model on August 4th, though exactly what is implied by the Rolex.com homepage right now is pure speculation. Speculators guess that it will be a “blue” version of the heralded Rolex DeepSea watch. That James Cameron’s DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D (see movie poster below) is opening on August 8th is very likely not a coincidence.
Speaking of Rolex Deepsea and James Cameron…don’t miss my earlier special reports in which I chronicled the mission to the deepest point on Earth and the Rolex that went along with him:
And of course this all-time Perpetuelle favorite: The (Original) Rolex Deep Sea Special – An Exclusive Report
F.P.Journe adds to its Sport collection with a new variation of the Octa Sport featuring a titanium case and strap with rubber inserts. The movement and dial are made of aluminium alloy, enabling exceptional lightness — the watch weighs just 60 grams with rubber strap, 70 grams with the bracelet As with other pieces in the Journe “Sport” collection, I find this particular model to be an intriguing aesthetic and combination of materials (it feels out of place for a “Journe”) — and $27,000, for that matter.
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Moser’s first ever tourbillon…coming soon…
H. Moser & Cie continues forward under new leadership and ownership working to bring about a resurgence of the brand (see my earlier post for more detail: (Re) Introducing H. Moser & Cie. (with Video Interview)). In just over a month they will unveil their newest piece, a dual-time tourbillon, part of the brand’s Venturer collection. The new Venture Dual Time Tourbillon will feature the first tourbillon ever developed by H. Moser & Cie., the automatic mechanical calibre HMC 802.
This tourbillon will be like no other thanks to two ingenious features invented by H. Moser: firstly, the state-of-the-art Straumann Double Hairspring® (which improves accuracy), and second, the Moser Interchangeable Tourbillon Module (which facilitates easier servicing). The caliber is lavishly decorated and will be housed in white or red gold case, each with varying dial treatments. And of course the watch will also have Moser’s clever dual time function, with an additional red hour-hand conveying the travel time which can be hidden from view via the crown when it is not needed.
Your official first look, here at Perpetuelle.com, on September 5, 2014.
the H. Moser Venturer Tourbillon Dual Time will also have a convex crystal, reminiscent of watches of the 1960s
by Kyle Stults on July 28, 2014
Vacheron Consantin’s Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time watch was first unveiled in 2011, cased in rose gold. It is now available in platinum, as part of Vacheron’s “Collection Excellence Platine“. Whatever the case metal, the Patrimony Traditionelle World Time is an incredible timepiece, among the best of the best when it comes to world time watches. For starters, it is a single-crown world timer — no pushers on this case (!) — and on top of this it displays every single timezone on the planet, including the half and quarter hour timezones. That’s 37 timezones in total, people! And now, as part of the “Collection Excellence Platine” (platine = platinum), the Patrimony Tradionelle World Time is taken to an all new level of superiority.
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