The watch combines the vertical capstan wheels, fusee-and-chain system, with a sumptuous moon phase in 3 dimensions. The sapphire crystal is contained in the screen, which represents a large window facing the sky. This allows the wearer to observe the mechanism of the watch and more particularly the 3D moon, as do astronomers from their observatories.
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With these new references in white gold, the watch sets this date window in a lacquered white dial with Roman numerals. The Venturer Big Date continues H.Moser & Cie.’s commitment to legibility, featuring a seamless-integrated, extra-large date.
Venturer Big Date
Despite its refined look, the accent is on comfort and practicality inside and out: this watch features the Flash Calendar system which has brought the Manufacture’s date movements recognition. Clean lines, a curved profile with a convex sapphire crystal, an extremely refined bezel that opens up the dial completely and the off-center small seconds at 6 o’clock: the Venturer Big Date remains faithful to the design.
Today iW revisits a classic, Ressence’s Type 3 was first released in 2013. The watchmaker has only released one other model, the Type 5 since the Type 3’s introduction. With its discs displaying hours, minutes, seconds and days that continuously revolve the watch made a mark at Baselworld 2013, where it was released. The patented module alone contains 287 components, and the total number is 407.
Fitted with a silicon lever and escape wheel, this 232-part movement drives central hours and minutes, along with chronograph and tachymeter functions, while insuring a 50-hour power reserve. The 42mm brushed stainless steel watch has a transparent sapphire crystal caseback with the Tour Auto logo. This year’s edition, Zenith’s second, features a gray dial and gray fabric strap. The El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Tour Auto Edition timepiece is driven by the El Primero 4061 automatic chronograph.
Luxury watch Panerai has just announced the release of their most highly complicated watch featuring two of their brand new minute repeaters and a price tag starting at $400,000 and going up with customizations. Panerai wants to pay tribute to their naval history and this piece is an homage to the significance of bell-tones aboard a vessel out at sea. The Panerai Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon Tourbillon GMT watch also has the distinction of being the first-ever watch with two minute repeaters, and also features a tourbillon and a brand new new movement. They must also be keenly aware that it is a future-grail piece for Paneristis and collectors, and as a result they’re offering something unusual in haute horlogerie: flexibility. The luxury watch is made to order and buyers will be able to customize things not only like the strap but hands and even the material the case is made of.
Their Type 3 last year to involve an Oil Temperature Gauge after revamping , the new Ressence Type 3N offers the watch with a new “Night Blue” dial. The oil-filled dial looks great in this new color, adding a further aesthetic layer drawn from the mesmerizing dark blue. Made with rotating subdials and discs that eschew hour and minute hands, reading this watch is just as fun as gazing at it. The combination of the look, seamless integration between the dial and crystal, and the deep blue looks wonderful from the photos. In person, it’s probably to wow even more.
In fact, the Angelus U20 Ultra-Skeleton Tourbillon wants you to forget about microscopic texts discreetly saying “tourbillon” on solid watch dials. With an “ultra-skeletonized” movement, the Angelus U20 puts everything on show, practicing levels of transparency scarcely experienced in the Swiss watch industry. A flying tourbillon, bridges in blue, and everything else you’d possibly want to see: it’s all laid out in front of you. All it takes is a fair bit of engineering, a sprinkle of blue titanium, and some massive pieces of sapphire crystal.