Flying around the world just got a little easier thanks to the Patravi TravelTec FourX, the latest addition to Carl F. Bucherer’s Patravi collection. This skeletonized composite of 18K rose gold and high-tech ceramic is innovative not only because of the ease with which one can view three different time zones, but also the novel integration of the movement with the case. Three time zones are displayed on the face of the watch, along with date, hour, minutes and mini seconds. Time zone changes are facilitated by a multi-purpose monopusher, which can toggle travel in either an east-to-west or west-to-east direction. A window on the side of the case allows the wearer to watch this process. The 18K rose gold case features a screw-down crown and rubber pusher, a titanium monopusher, topped with a sapphire crystal (treated with anti-reflective coating on both sides). With a diameter of 46.6 mm and height of 15.5 mm, the Patravi TravelTec FourX is water resistant to a depth of 50 meters and includes a rubber strap with a clasp of rose gold. The Patravi TravelTec FourX is also available with a 950 palladium case and titanium folding strap.
Chopard are celebrating the reopening of their boutique on the prestigious Rue du Rhône in Geneva, Switzerland, with the release of the new L.U.C XPS Poinçon de Genève timepiece. This limited edition watch is a fitting tribute to Switzerland, the most iconic country in the watchmaking industry, by fulfilling the criteria of the excellence of Genevan watchmaking since 1886. The L.U.C XPS Poinçon de Genève Timepiece begins with a platinum case, in which a satin-brushed blue sunburst dial bears the iconic “Poinçon de Genève” logo at 12 o’clock. At its heart is an L.U.C Calibre 96.01-L, certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). In addition, everything from the movement to the design of the finished product, stamping and machining of cases, movement parts and bracelets, traditional hand-crafted decorations, surface treatments, polishing, assembly, adjustment and quality control were done in-house by Chopard artisans in the Swiss cities of Meyrin and Fleurier. Only twenty five L.U.C XPS watches will be produced, and the case-back of each model has been individually hand-engraved with the “Poinçon de Genève” logo.
The beautiful Corum Golden Bridge Tourbillon Panoramique timepieces allow a 360 degree view of the Corum Caliber CO100 flying tourbillon movement, which appears to be floating in the center of the case. This floating effect is made possible by the sapphire mainplate and bridges holding the movement in place.The Golden Bridge Tourbillon Panoramique is shown here in 18k red gold with a black crocodile strap and matching red gold folding clasp. The red gold version of the Golden Bridge Tourbillon Panoramique by Corum is limited to only 10 pieces.
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