Every model in the range is powered by the FC-206 quartz caliber five-jewel movement. The 30 mm steel case will attract the eye with its ultra-feminine appearance. The dial itself is stunning mother of pearl, protected by diamond-hard sapphire crystal, and speaking of diamonds, the hour indexes include no fewer than eight hand applied diamonds (0.02 ct). The delicate hands are hand polished to a rich sheen,replica watches uk and the moonphase display is located at the 6 o’clock position.
Since 1982, Orbis International has carried out programs in 92 countries to provide hands-on medical training, tools and technology for local partners to address the tragedy of avoidable blindness in their communities. As a result of these activities, more than 23 million individuals have received medical care and more than 325 thousand eye care professionals have been trained.
While Horological Machine No.5’s striking, angular case architecture faithfully echoes the form of the streamlined supercars that inspired it, those sharp corners would make a black PVD coating more susceptible to being scratched than a more conventional design.
Habring² is therefore probably the first truly small manufacturer to take on the technically and financially demanding challenge. Whilst similarly structured small brands fall back on industrially produced, older or more recent basic movements and give them a new look by fitting the wheelworks on their own bridges, the A11 is by contrast a completely new design in every aspect, produced in small numbers by Habring Uhrentechnik OG and a few small partner companies in Austria,replica watches uk Switzerland and Germany. They are all united by a common company structure: that of the family-run business.
The remaining four models have highly polished stainless steel cases, yet once again, each version is completely unique. The FC-206MPWD1S6 comes with a shiny, dark blue leather strap, while the FC-206MPWD1S6B is presented with a gleaming stainless steel seven-row bracelet.
“These were also the elements that I wanted my watch to embody. I was certain that the combination of my favourite material, titanium, with the black strap and the bright dial would create a striking contrast.” He drew up the initial designs for his Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Nico Rosberg” together with Christian Knoop. The silver-plated dial gives the titaniumcase with a crown,replica watches uk crown protection and screw heads made of zirconium oxide a light, sporty appearance.
“Lewis and Nico are not only unique personalities and incredibly successful sportsmen but also very creative. They were both immediately very interested in the idea of launching two limited special edition watches. I’m confident that these unusual timepieces will be equally popular with motorsport enthusiasts and watch connoisseurs,” explains Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen. Indeed,the results are impressive: the Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Lewis Hamilton” (Ref. IW379602) has a distinctlytechnical appeal, while the Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Nico Rosberg” (Ref. IW379603) is both lighter and sportier in appearance. The main aims of the collaboration between IWC and the two outstanding MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS drivers were to equip both teammates with a personalized and characteristic watch and to adapt the concept of “performance engineering” to the successful Silver Arrow drivers.
It took a full 18 months, but they finally did: MB&F calls it CarbonMacrolon. CarbonMacrolon is a dense black polycarbonate resin reinforced with carbon nanotubes. It can be polished and finished like steel, feels as solid as steel and is as hard as steel. And it is black right through, so no surface coatings to scratch off.
On the world’s only Flying Eye Hospital, Orbis brings together dedicated eye care professionals and aviators to deliver the gift of sight around the world. Local doctors, nurses and technicians work alongside Orbis’s medical team in the airplane’s operating, laser, sterilization and recovery rooms to preserve and restore sight.
The virtually unbreakable material is used in an incredible range of diverse applications including CDs, water-resistant camera housings, medical devices, contact lenses, sunglasses, laptop cases, aircraft wing and fuselage components, canopies for jets and helicopter windscreens.
The partnership between Orbis International and OMEGA began with the documentary Through Their Eyes in 2012 and has included a number of events that have highlighted the humanitarian organisation’s goals and accomplishments.
The A11, however, lends a new dimension to the term within the watchmaking segment; after all, chronometers equipped with this movement will not only house the handiwork of a selective, small series assembly, but also individually manufactured components. Anchors assembled by hand, hairsprings counted and curved by hand and wheel/pinion combinations assembled by hand are but a few examples that differentiate hand-made Habring² watches from those of well-known industrial "manufactures".
Developed specifically for MB&F, CarbonMacrolon is a composite material composed of an anthracite polymer matrix injected with carbon nanotubes, which add strength and rigidity. Carbon nanotubes offer superior tensile strength and stiffness than traditional carbon fibre reinforcing. MB&F’s CarbonMacrolon is a solid black material that is heavy, hard, and can be polished and finished like metal.
OMEGA has created three special watches – the De Ville Hour Vision Blue, the De Ville Hour Vision Blue Annual Calendar and the Constellation Star – to celebrate the partnership between the brand and Orbis International. A portion of the proceeds from each of these striking timepieces will be donated to Orbis and its Flying Eye Hospital,replica watches uk allowing watch enthusiasts and OMEGA fans to contribute to the humanitarian organisation’s fight against preventable blindness in all corners of the globe.
Felix concentrates on the essential. It forgoes the former and familiar extendible screwed case and is therefore leaner than its siblings. A diameter of 38.5 mm and a remarkable case height of only about 7 mm make it an exceptionally attractive contemporary. Its near ascetic appearance is underscored by a fine-grained, silver-white dial with a discreet print reduced to the bare minimum and black-oxidised thread hands. Only two dial designs are available: with either an Arabian or Roman "12" and, on request, without the characteristic second at 9 o'clock.
During the cocktail event, the CEO of Girard-Perregaux and Sowind Group, Michele Sofisti, presented Rodgers with a limited edition version of the Shadow Hawk watch that bears the heart of the We Are Family Foundation’s logo on the dial and a dedicated engraving on the back of the case. The all black zirconium ceramic Shadow Hawk timepiece is a contemporary and bold statement with its sleek, stealth, dark look. Deep black, and yet perfectly functional, the elements of the case blend into one another, while keeping their individual strengths to end up accentuating the watch’s architecture. Visible through the case’s sapphire back, the caliber GP03300, a mechanical, self-winding chronograph movement, drives this very high performance piece.