This stunning watch incorporates design elements from Hublot awards winning One Million $ Black Caviar watch which won the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve in 2009.
Utilizing ceramic technology Hublot has made this watch entirely from ceramic’s, which is said to be 30% lighter than steel, scratchproof, hypoallergenic and rust proof.
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This watch doesn’t just look good but it said to be the fastest chronograph watch every built. The Tag Heuer Mikrotimer Flying 1000 is capable of measuring 1/1000ths of a second which means that the internal mechanisms are moving back and forth 3.6 million times an hour. The chronograph hand rotates 10 times per second.
The watch has two Chronograph hands. The first green hand measures the 1/100th and 1/1000th of a second on the external scale. The second hand indicates elapsed minutes and 1/12s of a minute (i.e. 5 seconds).
The Mikrotimer movement is made up of 354 components and has a 43 hour-power reserve for the watch and 150 seconds for the chronograph.
With just 10 units being made initially, this watch is for those who thrive for exclusivity.
This concept watch was was inspired by 24h Le Mans and especially Steve McQueen’s movie Le Mans. The two racing strip are derived from the Gulf Oil livery that McQueen wore in 1970. The watch has a over sized “24” at the 12’o clock position symbolising the 24 hours of Le Mans races.
“The Monaco Twenty Four Concept Chronograph is inspired by the phenomenally powerful race cars, true marvels of state-of-the-art engineering and design that compete each June in the 24 hours of Le Mans, ” Jean-Christophe Babin, TAG Heuer CEO said in a release.
The Monaco Twenty Four Chronograph’s Calibre 36 movement is incased in a PVD case, suspended in an “energy manifold” steel tube housing, reminiscent of a race car driver’s protective cockpit cage.
The components of the watch are insulated with shock absorbing “composite filter” materials used in aerospace and racing engineering. The Advanced Dynamic Absorption System (ADAS) can protect the watch in case of an impact of 24,000 G, the equivalent of a 20 meter fall.
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How about this new watch by de GRISOGONO called the MECCANICO dG which has broken new ground for watches, it has a digital display driven by an exclusively mechanical system.
It has a patented double time display, both analogue and digital, the MECCANICO dG design inaugurates a totally novel concept in mechanical Haute Horlogerie. A single mechanical movement, twin timezones, two types of display – the MECCANICO dG embodies a major innovation, combining for the first time in the history of horology a digital time display and a mechanical power supply. Continue reading The first all mechanical watch with a digital display