Saturday, 21 April 2012

Friday, 20 April 2012

56. Cabaran...

Sabotaj atau failure... cabaran pada mereka...

55. Timbang2 Berat Baru Timbang2 Nak Beli

Pemenangnya Expedition, nasib baik tali kulit je...

54. Rado Purple Gazelle (Sudah Jual)

Rado RM150 jer, bila dah offer murah jangan pulak ingat ni jam koman... jam dah overhaul dan satu part dah ditukar, tak ingat part apa dah dua tahun dah. Saiz 37mm tak termasuk crown, tebal 11.5mm, lug ke lug 42mm dan cermin kaca, tengok gambar nampaklah cerminnya retak sikit. Minat boleh call 0122760021. TQ

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

53. Hamilton Chronograph Valjoux 7750 (SOLD)

Saiz 38mm tanpa crown, tebal  14.5mm dan lug ke lug 47mm serta masih terdapat extra link. Harga RM1300 nett include postage. TQ.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

52. Omega - the brand with the golden anniversary

Omega is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its collaboration with the James Bond franchise with the launch of two limited edition versions of the Speedmaster.

The watch brand has also converted its monobrand boutique at London’s Westfield Stratford shopping mall into a celebration of 007’s films over five decades.

“James Bond is unmatched as a cultural icon and we are excited to be celebrating half a century of great adventure films featuring the world’s favourite spy. We are also happy to have the opportunity to display items from every one of those films. I know that the showcase will bring back a lot of cinematic memories,” said Omega president Stephen Urquhart at the opening of the Stratford showcase.

The Seamaster diver watches launched to mark the anniversary are available in two sizes, and carry a red ‘50’ on the diving bezel as well as the iconic 007 logo on the face.

51. Bell & Ross launches platinum & gold WW1 novelties

French watch brand Bell & Ross unveiled its novelties and new collections for 2012 at BaselWorld last week, with two grand complications and the introduction of its WW2 timepiece.

The brand has moved into the realm of grand complications with two jumping hour watches under the name WW1 Heure Sautante and said that complications have been a large-scale focus this year.

The two watches are minimal in style, continuing the case shape and size of last year's WW1 timepieces, but are instead crafted with a choice of rose gold and platinum 42mm cases and both feature power reserve indicators. The dials have been dubbed "sober" by the brand but details on the timepieces include blue steel screws and bridges decorated with côtes de Genève.

Bell & Ross also unveiled the WW2 Bombeur Regulateur, a fluted bezel timepiece that continues that brand’s military theme and is a follow-up to last year’s vintage-feeling WW1 and PW1 timepieces.

The 49mm watch has been described by Bell & Ross as “a real embodiment of master watchmaking expertise, combining a complication movement with a sophisticated case”. The crown has been purposely placed on the left to make the bezel easier to turn.

The collection will be extended in the coming year, and marks a “new chapter in the development of Bell & Ross”. The WW1 grand complications in particular are a contrast to the playfulness of its BR01 novelties that this year included a big date timepiece designed to look like an altimeter, with all of the BR01 novelties taking inspiration from the cockpit of aircraft.

The WW1 grand complications will be available as limited edition runs of 50 for the pink gold and 25 for the platinum, while the WW2 will be available in September with a price tag of £4,300.

Monday, 16 April 2012

50. Fortis claims world first with GMT chrono alarm

Fortis unveiled what it is claiming is the world’s first mechanical chronograph alarm chronometer C.O.S.C with GMT indication and two power reserve indications in Basel this week.

The watch, which is part of the brand’s F-43 Flieger family, is one of the anniversary launches for the German watch company, which is celebrating its centenary this year.

The Fortis F-43 Flieger Chronograph Alarm GMT Chronometer C.O.S.C. has been limited to 200 pieces worldwide and UK distributer Jaw Fine Products said that the watch will be made available to UK retailers.

Another first for the brand, although not a world first, is the launch of its debut world timer, which is also on show in Basel this week. Other centenary launches include Mysterious Planets, a jumping hour complication designed in by architect and designer Karsten Krebs, and the Marinemaster Vintage, a limited-edition reissue of a 1970s Fortis chronograph.

Also on display in Basel was the refreshed Flipper range from Fortis. This range of watches found mainstream popularity in the 1960s and was initially relaunched to the market last year but the range has been refined and will be fully launched this year.

Jaw Fine Products director Nick Wiseman said that he is already in discussions with football clubs in the UK with regards to making personalised Flipper watches for specific teams. Personalising the watches for the corporate market could prove to be key to Flipper’s strategy in the UK, Wiseman added.

He said: “At no other brand at Fortis’s level can you get a logo put onto the dial of a watch.”

Wiseman added that such personalisation is not restricted to Fortis’s Flipper brand but can also be available on other mainline Fortis watches.

49. Greubel Forsey's orbital wonder

Recognised as the masters of the tourbillion, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey of the inventive Greubel Forsey company have been working together for more than two decades, and continue to create striking tourbillons that wow at every turn.

Referring to its timepieces as inventions, Greubel Forsey last year unveiled the GMT, a striking multiple timezone watch with a playful addition — a rotating titanium globe positioned at 8 o’clock, rotating once every 24 hours and spinning anticlockwise to mimic the earth’s very movements.

Greubel Forsey was founded in 2004 and the GMT is arguably the fruit of everything the brand has achieved to date. From the initial launch of the award-winning Double Tourbillon 30°, the two watchmakers have since created the patented Tourbillon 24 Secondes cage, its third invention that is also central to the GMT timepiece.

The GMT’s globe depicts the time across the world, displaying a picture of the countries and their timezone through its continued rotation. The titanium globe is secured at the South Pole end of its rotational axis, making a complete turn each day.

The globe is surrounded by a chapter ring with the 24-hour day outlined in a daytime hemisphere from 6am to 6pm and also a 12-hour night hemisphere. It even features a window in the case band allowing light to enter from the side of the watch, representing how daylight falls on the south side of earth.

A 12-hour second timezone is positioned at 10 o’clock. The wearer can use a push button positioned on the caseband to adjust the time to their present city or country, while the principle hour and minutes are displayed at 1 o’clock and a 72-hour power reserve is positioned at 3 o’clock.

Below that is the Tourbillon 24 Secondes cage, positioned at 25° that undergoes rapidly changing positions with a high angular velocity, minimising the effects of gravity on the regulating organ and maximising timekeeping accuracy.
The Tourbillon 24 Secondes cage was chosen for the GMT because of its compact size, allowing more space for other complications within the watch.

The timepiece has already been described by leading avant garde Parisian watch retailer Chronopassion as “probably one of the most unique watches we have received since 1988”, and a simple flip of the watch reveals even more detail on the caseback that justifies such a bold statement.

The exhibition back features a disc engraved with the names of cities in each of the 24 time zones including London, Bangkok and Hawaii. As the disc rotates, it lines up with a surrounding 24-hour ring, providing an alternative view of universal time.

The back of the timepiece is also decorated with an 18ct gold sunburst pattern, which also happens to represent midday at the 12 o’clock position on the world time disc.

This tourbillon is a timepiece that shows off Greubel Forsey’s dedication to watch making, striving to display both a second time zone and universal world time as fluidly as possible.

The brand describes the second time zone as “a highly practical complication that will be greatly valued by watch connoisseurs, globe-trotting businessmen, frequent leisure travellers and those with family and friends around the world”. Certainly, after its airing at SIHH last month, this watch has surely captured the attention of innovation-admiring globetrotters.

» 436 components – 87 within the tourbillon cage
» 43.5mm case, with height of 16.14mm
» Two co-axial mainspring barrels providing a 72-hour power reserve
» Hand-finished decoration including frosting, spotting and bevelling
» 18ct gold dial and movement housed with a 18ct white gold case
» Anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal glass for the dial-side, display-back and side window
» Hand-sewn black alligator leather strap with a Greubel Forsey folding clasp in white gold
» RRP: approx £350,000

This article was taken from the February 2012 issue of WatchPro magazine.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

48. Sanggup Ke Nak Beli Jam Ni

 Jam orang mati perang atau jam hasih penjarah kubur?...
 Cabaran tukang jam... penantian dengan penuh harapan yang empunya...

Tapi kalau empunya tak syok... boleh jual... sanggup ke nak beli?...