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Feb

TURBINE GMT BY PERRELET : A TRAVELER’S SOUL

What time is it in snow-covered Manhattan when you wake up in the heat of Cape Town? What time is it in Moscow, Tokyo, Shanghai, Paris…? The question is now redundant. Or rather, the answer is now simple.

Perrelet is launching the Turbine GMT, a watch with a traveler’s soul equipped with a dual time-zone function. The hand indicating the second time zone is adjusted using the crown, as are the hour hands, to ensure user-friendly functionality.

Steel was the obvious choice for this sporty, contemporary watch. Beneath a sapphire crystal, the generous 44 mm diameter case houses the famous bladed dial of the Turbine collection. An original 3D effect transports you to the very heart of the watch, where a turbine in blue or black anodized aluminum reveals, with each movement of the wrist, an under-dial decorated with Côtes de Genève and delicately engraved with a map of the world. The sapphire crystal dial features a series of Arabic numerals and applied hour-markers.

The watch is driven by the automatic Manufacture P-401 caliber, which can be admired through the transparent case back and provides a power reserve of 42 hours.

The Turbine GMT is available in four versions: classic black or on-trend Pacific blue, with either a matching rubber strap or an alligator strap.

22

Jan

HAMILTON GOES FOR GOLD

Hamilton is going for gold in 2016 with the launch of the Hamilton Jazzmaster Thinline Gold, an elegant new version on the Jazzmaster theme strikes a new chord with the warm glow of the quintessential precious metal.

Gold is an age-old symbol of perfection and refinement, vitality and radiance. In 2016, the brand reputed for American spirit and Swiss precision renews a proud tradition. Enter Jazzmaster Thinline Gold – giving a brilliantly timeless, reinforced identity to the iconic Jazzmaster line. It also represents a spot-on response to the market interest in a slimmer, sleeker automatic gold watch. This is a radiant new gold iteration of a line reputed for its classic, yet contemporary timepieces with clean, streamlined looks. It also offers a glowing example of how Jazzmaster models have earned their reputation for ensuring a seamless transition from the office to evening events.

A vintage golden touch

Hamilton and gold have a history. The brand’s affinities with the metal known to the ancient Romans as Aurum – or shining dawn – date back nearly a century to 1923 when two models were produced. The first was a Cushion model, of which just four were made, in 18kt yellow gold, 14kt white gold and 14kt green gold. Subsequent Hamilton watches from this “golden” era include the famous 18kt “Piping Rock” in 1928.*

Living up to its name

The Jazzmaster collection fully lives up to its evocative name. It masters the art of offering infinite variations on its chosen themes. Its light and airy “improvisations” are backed by rock-solid expertise and technical prowess. The Hamilton Jazzmaster Thinline Gold, with its 18kt pink gold 40 mm case water-resistant to 3 bar, is the latest interpretation of a long line of themes combining innovation and modernity.

This watch artfully combines a timeless, silver-toned dial, lightly domed around the edge, with raised, applied indexes and razor-edge dauphine-shaped hands. The highly legible 6 o’clock date display is an unusual and much-appreciated feature on ultra-thin mechanical watches. Setting the perfect signature touch to this timepiece embodying classic yet contemporary elegance, the brand’s thoroughly current new H symbol adorns both dial and crown. And for those who like to look at time from both sides, the mechanical automatic movement can be admired in action through the exhibition case-back.

The quintessential refinement of this exceptional piece culminates in a subtly retro fine-grain hand-sewn black calf leather strap. The latter is secured to the case by the collection’s distinctively designed lugs. Issued in an exclusive limited edition of 1892 in tribute to the Hamilton founding date, the Jazzmaster Thinline Gold is the epitome of restrained elegance. It is bound to find its mark among men of good taste and watch lovers to whom Jazzmaster models prove especially irresistible.

Hamilton was founded in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. Hamilton watches combine the American spirit with the unrivalled precision of the latest Swiss movements and technologies. Known for its innovative design, Hamilton has a strong foothold in Hollywood, with products appearing in more than 450 films. The brand also boasts a strong aviation heritage. Hamilton is a member of the Swatch group, the largest watch manufacturer and distributor in the world. 

FACT BOX

Hamilton Jazzmaster Thinline Gold

Size 40 mm
Case material
Dial Curved, with applied indexes
Hands Dauphine hours and minutes hands with Super-LumiNova®
Attachment Black calf leather with pin buckle
Movement Automatic movement, two hands, date
Crystal Sapphire with antireflective coating
Water resistance 3 bar (30 m)
Limited Edition 1892

*As detailed by Rene Rondeau in his reference work, Hamilton Wristwatches – A collector’s guide, 1999