Special edition watches for Year of the Horse 2014

According to Chinese Zodiac this year is the Year of the Horse and its starting on Feb. 1st. To celebrate this event some of popular watch brands released a special d’Art edition timepieces with artistic dials and horse engraving. Here are the best special edition watches presented this year:

Vacheron Constantin: Legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Horse

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Vacheron Constantin has added 2 more masterpieces to its lively saga of the Metiers d’Art Collection. Both models are made combining the greatest arts of enameling and engraving. The Chinese Zodiac Year of the Horse 2014 model is made in Platinum and Pink Gold. You can see on approaching SIHH 2014 exhibition.

Premier Glacier – Harry Winston’s unique luxurious diamond-set watch presented at BaselWorld 2013

Harry Winston Premier Glacier

This fantastic beautiful watch with quarts-powered mechanism and diamonds, presented at BaselWorld 2013, is really something special. It’s been represented like exclusive and quite unusual accessory for ladies. And its features are really impressive! Its polished golden case has 36mm in diameter. And this watch is covered by shining diamonds, making fantastic glacial illusion. It seems that gem stones are scattered randomly. But in fact designers were working hard to make you think so.

The first purpose of creating process was to make a small carved grid on a dial plate. For each diamond microscopic chamber was engraved with accuracy up to hundredths of a millimeter, so that the metal plate became completely invisible. Now the dial is decorated by 108 baguette-cut brilliants of 8.88 carats, and, as watch creators said, only 5-7 of these diamonds were set per day due to the high complexity of the procedure.

Floral Art Exhibition of Vacheron Constantin’s Private collection

Floral Art Exhibition of Vacheron Constantin's Private collection

Every 6 months, the famous watchmaking Vacheron Constantin, demonstrates astounding themed exhibitions. September 2012 became the time for hosting the Floral Art Exhibition of Vacheron Constantin’s Private collection in Shanghai. The famous watch brand decided to retrace the development of floral art from the very beginning of its existence. The exhibition has opened this summer and will be on till the end of the year.

Floral art has always inspired poets, musicians, painters, photographers, and watchmakers are no exception. There are 40 unique pieces chosen for this exhibition, which were all inspired by the charm of the flower and based on 3 most important watchmaking crafts: engraving, enamelling and stone-setting. Vacheron Constantin has always been strong at these techniques.

Meet the new Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Titanio by Officine Panerai

Panerai Luminor Submersible Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio

The new watch model named Officine Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio was produced by well-known old Swiss company that was organized in 1860. The Panerai watch has very durable case and can withstand considerable magnetic fields, the official annotation tells it can be eight times higher than value in international norms. Of course, this feature could be very useful in the extreme environment but even in ordinary daily life such a resistance can protect yours Officine Panerai Luminor Amagnetic watch from the around fields effects (such as GSM, wireless networks etc), it’s proved similar influences can head for not correct time-showing. Also supported other capabilities of the serious watch product, for example, water resistance (can be used on the depth to 300 meters).

Graham London New Black and White Silverstone Stowe GMT

Graham London New Black and White Silverstone Stowe GMT

The Graham London watch has recently launched its newest limited-edition item, another variant of the iconic Silverstone Stowe GMT. The timepiece features a 48mm steel case with black PVD and a white ceramic bezel on top. Once you look at the piece you can see a 24-hour GMT and 2nd timezone indication, printed on black around the surface, which produces an authentic effect.

The new Graham London Silverstone Stowe GMT watch (ref. 2BLCD.W04A) looking posh with its white lacquered dial and a super LumiNova hands easily serves a reliable chronograph. The piece has also used a flyback function along with a big date display next to 6 and a second time-zone window.

Watch in Movies: Samuel L. Jackson with Piaget Polo in The Avengers

Watch in Movies: Samuel L. Jackson with Piaget Polo in The Avengers

The leading character of the new blockbuster “The Avengers”, Nick Fury, chose to wear the Piaget Polo watch in the movie for creating a solid and yet bold look. This powerful hero is played by a well-known Hollywood actor, Samuel L. Jackson.

Piaget Polo in The Avengers

Ideal for celebrities’ watches, Piaget Polo is an 18K white gold handcrafted piece with black alligator strap. This ultra-thin watch is fully automatic and offers a dual time function, which is notable for Samuel Jackson’s main character in the movie. Fury’s timepiece also features Piaget’s 880P flyback chronograph movement.

TAG Heuer new Ceramic Aquaracer 500M series 2012

In honor of the 34th America’s Cup in sailing Tag Heuer has partnered with the mighty Oracle Team USA and has launched a new series of Ceramic Aquaracer 500M watches. Being an official partner of the US sailing team, the brand used the latest technology to support the Final of this championship in San Francisco.

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All the participant athletes will be wearing the newly-presented Aquaracer timepieces. The main reason is to test their boundaries, as the brand has been providing the sailing teams during the last 80 years with new and stronger versions of advanced TAG Heuer Ceramic watch. Thus, the Aquaracer 500M series are to be proved to be the best and the most resistant ones in their kind. They are made to break any record set before.

The new TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500M watch 2012 uses a revised case and dial along with a ceramic bezel. At first glance the Aquaracer 500M reminds the previous 2009 model. One of the most distinctive features for these watches is the setting of date around 9 o’clock indicator and a softer design marked with less angular shapes.

Breitling Colt 33 watch line enriched with new bright colors models

Breitling Colt 33 watch line enriched with new bright colors models

Recently Breitling lunched new super-sporty models for ladies. The new watch models refreshed the Colt 33 Collection with bright colors of leather straps and hour-markers. The daring, elegant and sporty look of new Colt 33 watches reflects the true spirit of Breitling watches.

The key point of new design is range of refined straps in Sahara leather, available in blue, red, pink, orange and white. The hour-markers are colored the same as straps. The three large and bold 6, 9, 12 o’clock numerals with original design and their rounded contours exquisitely emphasize the hours on the finely grid-pattern dials. The glamorous touch may be accentuated by an optional gemset bezel.

Movado Red Label Skymap watch 2012

Movado introduced new watch – Red Label Skymap. It has already become the great addition to the fine selection of Movado watches. The chronometer is full with the dozens of mini-stars, representing the Switzerland star-map in summer. Superluminova coating makes the bigger stars glowing brighter.

The diameter of the new Movado’s Skymap watch is 42 mm. It is made of steel, providing black PVD treatment or stainless steel. The antireflective sapphire crystal protects the timepiece as well as the case-back. The whole case is waterproof. The Red Label Skymap watch equipped with Swiss-made automatic movement called Sellita SW300. The watch mechanism has 21 jewels built in and it unites rotor in red and a moon-phase complication of Dubois Depraz caliber DD9234.

The last set of watches in Vacheron Constantin’s La Symbolique des Lacques collection

The last set of watches in Vacheron Constantin's La Symbolique des Lacques collection

Vacheron Constantin has been continuing to surprise the public with its extraordinary watches. Recently the famous watch manufacturer has introduced a new set of watches in La Symbolique des Lacques collection at the exhibition in Milan. This is its third and unfortunately the last set in the Vacheron Constantin watch collections devoted to the beauty of nature. The previous two sets appeared in 2010 and 2011 accordingly.

This time Vacheron Constantin worked in cooperation with the Japanese lacquer manufacturer Zôhiko and used its techniques of lacquer coating called maki-e (trans. sprinkled picture). That’s the reason why all the models in the new set bear Japanese names.

In Vacheron Constantin’s La Symbolique des Lacques collection watch set all three watches have a special name Hanami, Tsukimi and Yukimi.

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