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  1. Zenith pays tribute to the Wright brothers and their first flight in December 1903 at Kitty Hawk with a watch issued in a 1,903-piece limited edition: the Pilot Montre d'Aéronef Type 20 GMT 1903. Lying face down on the lower wing of the twin-propeller aircraft named "Flyer", Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright achieved the first powered, heavier-than-air controlled flight in history, on Kitty Hawk beach Caroline du Nord, America with their innate invention talent. These two young man covered a distance of 40 meters at a height of 60 centimeters off the ground. The date was December 17th 1903 which is the most splendid year in the history of aviation. now gives its name to a timepiece created by Zenith as a tribute to the Wright brothers: Pilot Montre d'Aéronef Type 20 GMT 1903. The famous Pilot Montre d'Aéronef Type 20 witnessed the development of burgeoning airmail business and has became the airborne of a lot of aircraft since 1939, including the French Air Force Caudron trainer aircraft. And that watch is the inspiration of the new timepiece paying homage to the Wright brothers. The Pilot Montre d'Aéronef Type 20 GMT 1903 is inspired from the glorious history, adopting the case made of black DLC-coated titanium that is therefore ultra-light despite its 48 mm diameter. Following the typical ratcheted crown of historical aviator watches ensures a perfect grip even with pilot's gloves. The 5 times sandblasted black dial equipped with the super-huge Arabic numerals can be read by day and night. Those hour markers with delightfully vintage figures of are painted with a first "old radium" treatment covered with a more classic Superluminova treatment. This unique appearance creates a creamy shad effect and makes every watch unique and amazing. Besides the special dial design, this watch is limited published for only 1903 pieces with the individual number appearing on a special plate screwed like an aircraft rivet to the side of the case middle. The Pilot Montre d'Aéronef Type 20 GMT 1903 is equipped with a second time-zone indicator powered by the automatic Elite cal. 693 which is Adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif, ticking off time at the rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour and has a 50-hour power reserve. The case-back is engraved with a stamped insigina depicting Orville Wright aboard the "Flyer", with his brother Wilbur running along Kitty Hawk beach to follow the feat being accomplished on December 17th 1903. The beige suede leather wristband is crafted with the heat-embossed inscription "Zenith Flying Instruments" as well as the brand’s historical logo. The Pilot Montre d'Aéronef Type 20 GMT 1903 MOVEMENT Elite 693, automatic Calibre: 11 ½ ''' (Diameter: 25.6 mm) Thickness: 3.94 mm Components: 186 Jewels: 26 Frequency: 28,800 VpH – (4 Hz) Power-reserve: min. 50 hours Finishes: Oscillating weight with "Côtes de Genève" pattern FUNCTIONS Hours and minutes in the center Small seconds at 9 o'clock 24-hour second time-zone indicator CASE, DIAL & HANDS Material: Titanium case with DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating Diameter: 48 mm Diameter opening: 40 mm Thickness: 15.80 mm Crystal: Box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides Case-back: Zenith Flying Instruments logo Water-resistance: 10 ATM Dial: Matte black Hour-markers: SuperLuminova SLN Old Radium Hands: Black ruthenium, satin-finished with SuperLuminova SLN Old Radium REFERENCE 96.2431.693/ 21.C740 Vintage-effect nubuck heat-embossed with "Zenith Flying Instruments" logo Steel pin buckle with black DLC coating
  2. Last year, Rolex launched Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II with blue and black ceramic bezels in Basel, which was the first two-color ceramic bezels and surprised to everyone. In 2004, Rolex published larger-scale contemporary significant watch – Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II with red and blue ceramic bezel . We always have expectation of Rolex in Basel. Though Rolex isn't involved in complicated watch area, it can still surprise us for the technology. It looks like the new Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II in 2014 just changing the color, but it is hard to imagine the effort they made. When we released the "blue and black bezel" last year, we have said no one had managed to discover a way of manufacturing a watch component in high-technology ceramic with bulk coloring in two distinct colors, no one before Rolex. There had bigger problem to "red and blue bezel" this year, red is an extremely difficult color to obtain and an unusual color for ceramic, then found a way to modify the chemical composition of each grain, and change the color of half the insert from red to blue, while ensuring a sharp delineation between the two colors. Rolex Cerachrom bezel unveiled in 2005, offering exceptional scratch and corrosion resistance. Its colors are unaffected by ultraviolet rays. 24-hour index in ceramic bezel is coated with a thin layer of platinum via a PVD. In addition, new Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II has been upgraded in material, the case and bracelet adopt 18 k platinum other than the previous style. The interior still adopted in-house self winding Cal.3186, provided date and GMT function, GMT hand circled the dial once every 24 hours. It is clearly to read the time.
  3. Human's ability to pursue their dreams is infinite. Omega publishes the "Mster Co-Axial Movement", inspired from the infinity dreams, with breakthrough technology, innovative materials and special aesthetic to demonstrate the power of dream again. Adhering to the spirit of dream, Omega has always continued to break through difficult challenges in the field of watchmaking. The Omega’s Co-Axial revolution began with the publishment of the Co-Axial escapement in 1999. In 2007, the brand developed the calibres 8500/8501, the first in-house Co-Axial movements and in 2013, OMEGA published the first truly anti-magnetic watch movement. Those milestones in Omega’s innovative Co-Axial product history contributed to the lunch of the most advanced mechanical movements of Omega - the Omega Master Co-Axial Calibres. The remarkable movement family includes Master Co-Axial calibres 8400/ 8401, 8500, 8511 and 8520. The most characteristic of these new movements, compared with the Co-Axial predecessors, is their ability to resist magnetic fields greater than 15,000 gauss. In 2013, Omega published the first truly anti-magnetic watch movement, the OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 8508. Over the last one year, Omega has succeeded in the mass production of the anti-magnetic technology and this innovative technology was applied to different sizes, various styles of watches. Unlike the common diamagnetic way, these Omega movements do not rely on the anti-magnetical inner case but the use of selected non-ferromagnetic materials in the movement itself. The launch of the Si14 silicon balance spring in 2008 is the first important step of the anti-magnetic movement development process. The pivots of this upgraded calibre are made of Nivagauss?; the SS Co-Axial escapement plates have been replaced by non-magnetic plates and the springs of the shock absorber are also made from amorphous metal material. This exclusive world premiere anti-magnetic technology will be equipped in Omega prestigious watch series. Besides the impressive magnetic resistance, the OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibres is also paired with Omega’s free-sprung balance system, three-level Co-Axial escapement and special luxury design elements, including the rhodium-plated rotor and bridge decorated with Arabesque Geneva waves. The reliability and Extraordinary precise performance of the OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibres ensure that each watch equipped with the extraordinary mechanical movement is offered with a full four-year warranty.
  4. In 1957, Omega launched a pioneering watch with special design for divers and underwater operation personnel - Seamaster 300. Unidirectional rotating bezel, diving index, black dial, time index and numeral hour index, owing to these extraordinary designs, the divers can be easy to keep track of the time whatever the land or deep sea under the condition of lights. There are several metal materials to 41mm case of Seamaster 300 to choose, including stainless steel, 950platinum, grade 5 platinum and 18k Sedna™ gold and so on. Black ceramic dial The black ceramic dial of Seamaster 300 set with the elements of gold and palladium material adopting the patented high-temperature processing. 18K platinum central hour, minute and second hands cover with luminous coating. The central platinum hour hands, minute hands and second hands cover with Super-LumiNova luminous coating. The hour, second and hour indexes emit blue light, and the minute hands emit green light. Stainless steel case with LIQUIDMETAL diving index Stainless steel watches adopt black dial by sand blasting with polish black ceramic bezel of Liquidmetal diving index. The hour indexes, rhodium-plated hour and minute hands as well as the central seconds hand are coated with a luminescent material called Super-LumiNova that emits a soft blue light. The dot of minute hands and bezel covered with Super-LumiNova luminescent material emitting green light. Outstanding 18kOmega SEDNA™ gold The most dazzling works of Seamaster 300 watch adopted 18K Sedna™ to make the case and bracelet. 18K Sedna™ gold was the specific innovative material to Omega appearing at first in Basel watch fair in 2013. The black dial engraved 18K Sedna™ gold arc hand and white transfer symbol by sanding blasting. The innovative technology of Omega The polished black ceramic ring in Sedna™ gold collection of the bezel adopted the innovative technology of Omega. This was the first time to realize the perfect fusion to the innovative technology of Omega Ceragold. Omega 8400/8401 Master Co-Axial Calibre Omega introduced two masterpieces from upgrade Co-Axial Calibre family. Omega 8400/8401 Master Co-Axial Calibre, it is not only possessed the precision and reliability, but also adopted Omega's revolutionary antimagnetic technology. So Seamaster 300 watch even each watches with Master Co-Axial Calibre-bring the extraordinary performance to resist the strong magnetic field interference over 15000 gauss (1.5 Tesla). This chronometer authorized by COSC is water resistant to 300 meters (1000 feet/30 bar) and entitle of four-year after-sale warranty. The case back of each watches engraved "si14" and "ANTI-MAGNETIC > 15'000 GAUSS". In addition, owing to the different material of diving index, it would engrave"Liquidmetal"or "Omega CeragoldTM. Stainless steel, grade 5 titanium and two-tone collections carried 8400 Master Co-Axial Calibre, the watches with 18K Sedna™ gold and 950 platinum equipped with 8401 Master Co-Axial Calibre. Omega's patented extendable fold over rack-and-pusher clasp The strap of each watches adopted Omega's patented extendable fold over rack-and-pusher clasp. The strap has six adjustable positions to fit the length of diving suit cuff. You could open the clasp and press "push"to slide the clasp to the appropriate length. This is similar with the classic style in 1957, the new Seamaster 300 adopt symmetric case design, unidirectional rotating bezel, the dark dial and tint time index, hands and hour index. It is convenient to keep track of the time under all lighting conditions.
  5. Though we can't simply judge the strength of a watch brand by whether it can produce in-house movement. Actually, in-house movement was an exciting word. This year coincides with ORIS 110th anniversary, it launched 110th anniversary Limited Edition timepiece emphasizing its new 100% in-house movement-Cal.110. ORIS was born in 1904, this year is 110 anniversary to the brand, ORIS launched 110 anniversary Limited Edition timepiece to commemorate its 110th birthday in Basel. Meanwhile, this watch brings another gift in-house movement Cal.110. ORIS CALIBRE 110 adopts manual winding mechanism, which features a 10-day power reserve device, and a patented non-linear power reserve indication. CALIBRE 110 features a non-linear power reserve indication that indicates the amount of power remaining in the barrel from 10 days down to zero. Look at 10 days power reserve device, Cal.110 adopt a single main spring barrel. It is said that inside mainspring can stretch 1.8 meters. So the single barrel can control the size of movement and provide 10-day cycle. Another focus is patented non-linear power reserve indication; power reserve device means the amount of power remaining in the dial at 3 o'clock from zero to ten. As the power reserve is adequate, the hand moves slowly to show the power reducing. When the power reserve was not enough, the hands move quickly to give the wearer a clearer indication to wind in time. ORIS 110 anniversary limited watch would launch stainless steel and 18k pink gold with the new movement and 43mm diameter to meet different needs. These two collections will be limited to 110 pieces each.
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