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  2. Hollywood’s go-to Watch Brand: Hamilton

    Hollywood’s go-to Watch Brand: Hamilton

    Introduction  Born in America, Hamilton is one of the most admired watch brands in the world. Established in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the iconic brand has been closely associated with Hollywood since the 1930s. Hamilton watch made its first movie appearance in 1932 in Shanghai Express with Flintridge and Piping Rock watch models. This marked the beginning of the brand’s enduring affair with the silver screen. Since then, its timepieces have starred in more than 500 feature films. In this article, we talk about ten most important movie appearances of watches. (1) The Frogmen Image source: The Frogmen The Frogmen is an American World War II drama film released in 1950. It portrays the bravery of United States Navy Underwater Demolition Teams, popularly known as “frogmen.” Considered as the first movie about scuba diving, The Frogmen has become an inspirational source for several marine commandos including United States Navy SEALs. Khaki Navy H78455543 The company provided its Military Canteen watch for the film. Its leading star was Robert Wagner, who played the role of Lt. Franklin. The Khaki frogman watch evokes the brand’s association with this movie. (2) Blue Hawaii Image source: Blue Hawaii Released in 1961, Blue Hawaii is a musical romantic comedy film. Its leading star was Elvis Presley, who opted to wear the iconic Ventura watch. With the appearance in the acclaimed romantic movie, this timepiece rose to fame. Hamilton Ventura H24411732 Even today, its design features are considered as up to the minute. Presently, the brand is offering an impressive selection of automatic and quartz models from its modern Ventura collection.  (3) Men in Black Series Image source: Men in Black MIB is a series of American science fiction action comedy films. The first movie – Men in Black – was released in 1997. In this, a Ventura quartz watch (reference H24411732) was used. In the second MIB sequel, Hamilton watch provided the Ventura Chrono Quartz (reference H24412732) and a custom digital wristwatch. In Men in Black III, Ventura Chrono Quartz H24412732 and Ventura Quartz H24411732 were used. Hamilton Ventura H24412732 The Ventura watch has been renowned for its atypical case shape and retro-futuristic design features. In the present line-up, the brand has included models like Auto, Elvis80 Auto, Elvis80 Skeleton Auto, Open Heart Auto, POGYTHEMAN, Quartz, Quartz Chrono, S Quartz and XXL Auto. The estimated retail price range of this impressive collection is S$1,000-2,700. (4) Pearl Harbor Image source: Pearl Harbor In the famous Pearl Harbor (2001) movie, the Khaki Field Hand-winding watch (reference H69419363) was used. The characters played by Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett wear this timepiece. This particular model is still a part of the brand’s collection. It has a 38mm diameter stainless steel case topped with sapphire crystal glass, a military green dial and a matching canvas strap. HamiltonKhaki Field H69419363 The Khaki field hand-wound watch is equipped with the H-50 mechanical movement. It provides 80 hour power reserve. The minimalistic dial displays basic timekeeping functions and date. Its retail price is about SGD 720. (5) Amelia Image source: Amelia Released in 2009, the movie Amelia portrays the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart. Hilary Swank performed the leading role in this biographical film, and she wore a Khaki Field Quartz watch. This timepiece evokes the style of the iconic military watches. It houses a quartz movement. HamiltonKhaki Field H68411133 (6) The Avengers Image source: The Avengers Hamilton provided two Khaki Field watches for the 2012 The Avengers movie. The character Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr.) wears a 42mm Khaki field automatic watch in titanium. It features a black dial with centre hands and date. Driven by H-10 Caliber, this model has a power reserve of 80 hours. HamiltonKhaki Field H70555533 It costs S$1,460 approximately. In this film, Captain America (played by Chris Evans) appears with a 42mm stainless steel Khaki Field Auto watch featuring a black dial and the precise H-10 movement. This timepiece is available for a price of SGD 800.  (7) Interstellar Image source: Interstellar Interstellar is an epic science fiction movie released in 2014. In this film, two Hamilton watches appear. Cooper (played by Matthew McConaughey) wears a Khaki Pilot Day Date Auto watch. Its 42mm stainless steel case is topped with a sapphire crystal glass. Featuring a black dial and worn on a stainless steel bracelet, it evokes the style of aviator timepieces of the early twentieth century. This hamilton khaki pilot watch is equipped with the H-40 self-winding movement. Rated for an impressive 80-hour power reserve, it displays the date at 6 o’ clock and the day via a window positioned just below the 12H triangular marker. It has an approximate selling price of SGD 1420. HamiltonKhaki Field H70605731 In this flick, Murphy Cooper (played by Jessica Chastain) wears a custom watch. Hamilton Khaki Field Murph Auto (reference H70605731) is the recreation of the timepiece that starred in Interstellar. This automatic watch features a 42mm diameter steel case and a black dial with beige Super-LumiNova® hour and minute hands. Its second hand highlights printed Morse code representing EUREKA. Inside the case beats the H-10 self-winding movement. The price of this model is around SGG 1,380.  (8) The Martian Image source: The Martian In the 2015 flick The Martian, Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) wears a Khaki BeLOWZERO H78585333. The same watch appears on the wrist of Bob Stone (played by Dwayne Johnson) in Central Intelligence released in 2016. This model features a black PVD coated stainless steel case with 46mm diameter. Fitted with a helium escape valve, its water resistance is 100 atm (1,000 meters). HamiltonKhaki Navy H78585333 Powering this self-winding timepiece is ETA 2826-2, which displays hour, minute, seconds and date. Along with a black dial and a matching rubber strap, this stealthy timekeeper is suitable for various extreme missions. Its hamilton watch singapore selling price is SGD 2,620. (9) Avengers: Endgame Image source: Avengers: Endgame In Avengers: Endgame released in 2019, Happy Hogan (played by Jon Favreau) wears Jazzmaster GMT H32695731. Provided with a second time-zone function, it houses the ETA 2893-2 self-winding movement with 50-hour power reserve. This hamilton jazzmaster watch features a 42mm diameter stainless steel case, sapphire crystal glass and a black dial with a date window at 6 o’clock. Its approximate selling price is S$1,750. Hamilton Jazzmaster H42535730 (10) Tenet Image source: Tenet In Tenet (2020), John David Washington’s character wears a Hamilton Khaki BeLOWZERO Titanium H78505330 watch. This automatic timepiece boasts a massive 46mm diameter case in black-PVD titanium. Ideal for deep-water missions, it has a staggering water resistance rating of 1,000 meters. Hamilton Khaki Navy H78505330 It features a black dial and a matching rubber strap for a stealthy look. The self-winding movement (H-10) provides an impressive autonomy of 80 hours. This all black hamilton watch model retails at SGD 2,620.

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  3. Elevate Your Style With a Janie Bryant Capsule x Hamilton Watches

    Elevate Your Style With a Janie Bryant Capsule x Hamilton Watches

    Introduction Hamilton watches has recently collaborated with the world-renowned American television costume designer Janie Bryant to create a watch capsule for the women of today and tomorrow. For this Hollywood-styled edition, the company has chosen Intra-Matic Automatic Chronograph, Ardmore Quartz and Lady Hamilton Vintage Quartz watch models from the brand’s popular American Classic family. Each timepiece from this extraordinary series is available in two new looks – one for Today and one for Tomorrow. Hamilton watches has been intimately associated with the film industry since the 1930s. So far, hamilton watches have starred in more than 500 movies and TV shows. Janie Bryant is an Emmy® Award winning costume designer. Her celebrated works include designing costumes for popular American TV dramas like “Mad Men,” “Deadwood” and “Why Women Kill.” The timepieces from the Hamilton watches x Janie Bryant collaborative series show off eye-catching details inspired by Hollywood glamour. Total six models are available in this distinct watch capsule. Hamilton Watches X Janie Bryant – Intra-Matic Automatic Chronograph The Hamilton Intra-Matic Automatic Chronograph is a 1960s inspired classical sports watch. It typically features a 40mm diameter case and the H-31 automatic chronograph movement with a 60-hour power reserve. H38426820 image source: hamiltonwatch.com For the model for Today, Janie Bryant has opted for a modern interpretation featuring a beige PVD-coated stainless steel case and a beige gold PVD dial with off white sub-dials and beige gold PVD plated indexes. This automatic chronograph watch model (reference H38426820) boasts a softer appearance by coupling its practical stopwatch functions with subtle beige gold PVD coated hands and a soft-touch, rose-colored leather strap. H38436830 image source: hamiltonwatch.com The hamilton intra matic automatic chronograph variant created for Tomorrow boasts an alluring yellow gold PVD-coated steel case. It comes with a matte black dial with yellow gold plated sub dials, hands and indexes. This model (reference H38436830) is provided with a lustrous gold leather strap to precisely match dazzling gold-color sub dials. Fitted with sapphire crystals, both models are water resistant to 100 meters. The hamilton watch singapore price of each variant is S$3,310. Hamilton Watches X Janie Bryant – Ardmore Quartz Hamilton Ardmore Quartz is a versatile timepiece inspired by the art deco style. Equipped with the ETA 980.163 quartz movement, this rectangular watch for women features an 18.7mm x 27mm case made of stainless steel. It boasts a minimalistic dial with two centre hands (hour and minute) and a discreet small-second sub dial at 6 o’clock. H11241810 image source: hamiltonwatch.com Janie Bryant has elevated the ardmore timepiece for today’s women by artfully combining neutral colors and pleasing textures. The soft, light yellow gold colored case is paired with a captivating silver-white opaline dial. It spotlights yellow gold PVD plated hands and four Roman numeral hour markers. This version (reference H11241810) comes with an off-white, alligator-imitation leather strap with light yellow gold plated stainless steel pin buckle. It costs about S$890 in Singapore. H11221850 image source: hamiltonwatch.com For tomorrow’s Ardmore quartz watch, Janie Bryant has opted for a shimmering stainless steel case with polished finish. This interpretation boasts a sunray finished silver dial with yellow gold PVD plated hands, small seconds counter and hour-marker indices. This sophisticated, smart and playful model (reference H11221850) is paired with a dazzling metallic silver calf leather strap with stainless steel pin buckle. The selling price is approximately S$790. American Classic  H11411115 Fitted with mineral crystal glass, these ladies hamilton watches are water resistant to 30 meters. Hamilton Watches X Janie Bryant – Lady Hamilton Vintage Quartz Inspired by the historic pendant watch designs, Lady Hamilton Vintage Quartz features a 19mm x 15mm stainless steel case. It houses the ETA 280.002 quartz movement for driving the hour and minute hands. H31201130 image source: hamiltonwatch.com For the Capsule watch for today, Janie Bryant has chosen a purple PVD coated case. The deep plum color generously provides this timepiece an exciting and unique persona. It boasts a timeless black dial with four sparkling single-cut diamond hour markers, respectively positioned at 12, 3, 6 and 9. The talented designer has elevated the watch’s inborn vintage appeal with a brilliant stroke of whimsy. To harmonize with the case color, this hamilton ladies watch model features purple PVD plated hour and minute hands. It is presented on a stainless steel purple PVD bracelet with a clasp. The recommended retail price of this rectangular watch women model (reference H31201130) is S$990. H31281150 image source: hamiltonwatch.com For the Lady Hamilton Vintage Quartz Capsule watch for tomorrow, Janie Bryant has adopted a distinct design with an engaging depth. For this, she has juxtaposed light and dark shades. The black PVD coating on the steel case perfectly counterbalances sunray finished silver dial. Its yellow-gold PVD hands and spherical hour markers enhance the luxurious appeal. The black PVD-coated chain bracelet complements the alluring nature of this timepiece (reference H31281150), which retails at S$990. American Classic  H31231113 Mounted with a scratch-proof sapphire crystal, this lady hamilton watch has a water resistance of 50 meters. Summary In the movies and television shows, Costume designer performs a critical task behind the screen to establish a narrative’s setting and a character’s personality. It demands excellent fashion-sense, extensive knowledge and specific skill. A recipient of Hamilton’s Behind the Camera Awards, Janie Bryant is a leading specialist at using the power of costume design to take audiences beyond the screen. With this impressive Capsule collection, Hamilton wanted to revisit its heritage through a new vision. Janie has refreshed the brand’s iconic selection in a way that looks towards tomorrow without forgetting yesterday. The award-winning designer has transformed three of Hamilton iconic American Classic pieces into vivacious examples of her recognized expertise. All the three models selected for the Hamilton X Janie Bryant capsule collection are historically important for the great watchmaking brand. The principal aim of this ambitious project was to create two distinct interpretations of each model, for accurately representing the styles of today or tomorrow. Comprising of six timepieces, this special series has been made for the women of today and tomorrow. To create today’s style, subtle colors, delicate textures and warm tones were used. For the capsule watches of tomorrow, she has selected bold and bright design themes. These dazzling and fashionable timekeepers invite you to travel through time in Hollywood-style. Both authentic and innovative, each version reflects Janie’s extraordinary attention to detail and a love for research. This capsule re-imagines the relationship between the past, present and future.

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  4. A Gold Watch Will Never Become Outdated

    A Gold Watch Will Never Become Outdated

    Introduction Gold is the most admired precious metal and considered as the symbol of affluence and prestige. It has been widely used for producing jewellery, coins and artifacts since ancient times. In the watchmaking industry, gold is the most desirable material when it comes to the manufacturing of luxury watches: Gold watch. Since the pure gold (24 carats) is malleable and frail, watch manufacturers prefer 18K gold alloy, which contains 75% gold and 25% other metals. Durable than 24K gold, 18-carat gold is an ideal choice for making premium watches. Pure gold has a lustrous yellow color. The color of 18K gold alloy varies depends upon the alloy combination. 18K yellow gold contains 75% gold, 15% silver and 10% copper; 18K white gold has 75% gold and 25% Palladium or Platinum; and 18K Rose Gold combines 75% gold, 9.2% silver and 22.2% copper. Majority of timepieces from prestigious watchmaking houses are made of gold. It is the best precious metal for employing various finishes, engravings and decorations. However, solid gold has been rarely used in the production of timepieces due to high material cost and scarcity. So, several companies use electro-plating or PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating to produce affordable watches endowed with the lustrous sheen of gold. Switzerland is the most significant producer of gold watches. Many prestigious brands offer these luxurious timepieces as part of their regular collections. Several companies occasionally release precious metal watches in limited editions. The best-selling gold watches The celebrated Maisons like Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Rolex, Cartier and Omega are the leading producers of Swiss made gold watches. The precious metal timepieces made by these brands typically sell in the premium segment (above S$10,000). The price of some diamond-set gold wristwatches can fetch over million dollars per piece. In the high-luxury category, gold watches from Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin are both highly sought-after and valuable. However, due to limited production and exorbitant costs, these timepieces are accessible to a few privileged customers only. AUDEMARS PIGUET Royal Oak  26320OR.OO.1220OR.02 Audemars Piguet offers a wide choice of gold watches from its flagship collections such as Code 11.59, Royal Oak, Royal Oak Offshore and Millenary. A stand-out category in the gold ap watch collections is the Frosted Series. Its Millenary series is comprised of a number of artistically crafted gold watches for women. PATEK PHILIPPE Nautilus 7118/1R-010 Patek Philippe’s Aquanaut, Nautilus, Twenty~4, Calatrava, Gondolo and Golden Ellipse collections (including complications and grand complication ranges) offer spectacular gold watches. Similarly, Vacheron Constantin Patrimony, Traditionnelle, Fifty Six, Overseas, Égérie, Historiques, Métiers d’Art, Heures Créatives, Malte and Harmony families include various types of gold watches. ROLEX 116508-0009 Rolex’s classic families like DateJust, Day-Date, Cellini and Lady-Date just offer exceptional selection of gold wristwatches. Among them, the Lady-Date Just series includes discreetly sized gold womens watches. Rolex also offers gold timepieces from its professional ranges like GMT, Submariner and Daytona. In some of its solid gold models, Rolex uses its proprietary 18K Everose gold. OMEGA De Ville 425.65.34.20.51.001 Likewise, Omega has its own in-house gold alloys like Sedna and Canopus. The brand also maintains an impressive selection of gold watches, especially in the Constellation, Seamaster Aqua Terra and De Ville families. Furthermore, omega occasionally releases precious metal wristwatches from its professional watch families like Seamaster and Speedmaster. The world-renowned Jewellery Maison Cartier maintains an extensive portfolio of gold watches for men and women. The popular gold cartier watch models are Pasha, Tank, Ballon Bleu, Panthere, Santos, Ronde, Maillon and Baignoire. The other leading Swiss brands in this premium segment are Breguet, Piaget, Blancpain, F.P.Journe, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Chopard, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, Hublot, Franck Muller, Roger Dubuis, Parmigiani, H Moser and Bvlgari. The mid-price brands like Tissot and Longines offer gold wristwatches under the S$10,000 price range. The prestigious German companies like A. Lange & Sohne, Moritz Grossmann, Glashütte Original and NOMOS Glashütte also offer exceptional timepieces made of this noble metal. SEIKO SUR314P1 Seiko Watch Corporation has been a pioneer in the manufacturing of solid gold watches in Japan. In the 1970s, the company used to release special luxury catalogues comprising of precious metal watches bearing the Seiko brand name. Nowadays, only its premium brands (Grand Seiko and Credor) offer timepieces made of gold or platinum. The recently released grand seiko gold watch models are the Masterpiece Spring Drive 8 Days, the Seiko 140th Anniversary Hand-Wound and the Grand Seiko 60th Anniversary High-beat. The selling price of these timepieces starts around S$45,000. CASIO G-Shock GMW-B5000GD-9JF Casio is known worldwide for its rock solid G-Shock series as well as retro-styled digital timepieces. The Japanese brand barely makes precious metal watches. Instead, it offers several gold-toned wristwatches. In 2019, the company surprised the world by launching a spectacular solid gold casio watch from its best-selling G-Shock family. Limited to just 35 pieces to commemorate the 35th anniversary of G-Shock, this 18K yellow gold watch for men had a price tag of S$95,000. The Japanese watchmaking giant Citizen does not make gold watches. Gold watch as an enduring fashion accessory Ever since it became a symbol of wealth, Gold has never lost its glory as the most-admired material for making precious ornaments. Many people consider gold watches as great investments for the future because of ever-increasing value of gold. When it comes to show off richness and prestige, gold outranks all other precious metals. Thanks to its sheen and magnificence, gold wrist watches can be paired with various types of clothing styles. The sophisticated dress watches made of gold can be comfortably paired with your formal or business clothing. In comparison, the Hip Hop fashion style has been known for flashing about oversized ornaments and massive gold timepieces with or without gem-setting. Gold watches are also ideally suitable for ceremonial dresses, like wedding gowns and suits. No matter that which style you prefer, a gold wristwatch is the best fashion accessory to enhance the brilliance of your outfit. Owing to the timeless nature of gold and our enduring obsession for it, the watches made of this precious metal will never become out of fashion. 

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  5. Citizen Eco Drive: Birth of A Legend Technology

    Citizen Eco Drive: Birth of A Legend Technology

    The Japanese watch making behemoth Citizen is a leading innovator in the modern timekeeping arena. One of its most acclaimed innovations is Citizen Eco drive, a proprietary technology that converts any type of light source into electrical energy to power timepieces. The eco drive is a best-selling watch series from the iconic Japanese company. The brand offers an impressive lineup of Eco drive models, ranging from elegant dress wristwatches to extreme sports timepieces like Promaster. In some of its light-powered watches, Citizen uses advanced precision timekeeping technologies like Radio Controlled and Satellite Wave-GPS. The Eco drive Citizen singapore product line-up is comprised of time-only, date, day-date, chronograph, triple calendar, GMT and world-time watches. Some of them additionally spotlight a moon-phase or 24-H display. Majority of timepieces feature stainless steel case with silver, black, golden or bi-color surface finishing. A few models are made of Super Titanium, an in-house developed material with superior features. Regular Quartz Vs Citizen Eco drive The advent of quartz watches in the 1970s revolutionized the world of watchmaking. Instead of a mechanically driven mechanism, these timepieces employ electronic circuits to indicate the time in analogue or digital methods. The energy source of a traditional mechanical timepiece is a mainspring barrel where as quartz watch is driven by a miniature power cell. In regular quartz watches, the battery needs replacement whenever it runs out of charge. Solar-powered timepieces typically feature a miniature solar panel (usually beneath the dial), which converts the sunlight into electrical energy. They house rechargeable cells capable of conserving the energy for long durations. In 1976, Citizen launched the world’s first light-powered analogue quartz watch. Named Eco-drive because of its eco-friendly nature, this innovative and award-winning system converts any kind of light (artificial or natural) into electric energy to power the timepiece. Inside each Citizen eco drive watch, a lithium-ion battery accumulates sufficient energy for operating the functions for several months without light exposure. These rechargeable cells eliminate the frequent replacement of batteries. Accordingly, when it comes to longevity, eco-dive calibers outsmart regular quartz watch movements. A Quick Glance on Various Citizen Eco Drive Collections Presently, the brand is offering a comprehensive selection of Citizen Eco Drive watches featuring various types of movements, including state-of-the-art Radio-controlled and Satellite Wave-GPS calibers. (1) Citizen Eco Drive This segment typically represents the Citizen timepieces with stainless steel cases and standard Eco drive movements. It includes classic, contemporary, sports, dive and military-inspired models. Citizen’s stainless steel eco drive watches for men come with blackened, silvered, gold-toned or bi-color finishing. A few sports models have tachymeter or diving bezels. Eco-Drive AT8110-61L The best-selling men’s Eco Drive watches are Axiom, Stileto, Brycen, Corso, Calendrier, Diver and World time. Mounted with mineral or sapphire crystals, most of these timepieces offer an impressive water resistance rating of 100 or 200 meters. Depending upon the model, these watches come with time-only, chronograph, date, world-time, GMT or perpetual calendar functions. The brand also offers Eco-drive watches inspired by the iconic Citizen chronomaster mechanical watch of the 1960s. Citizen also offers ladies watches from its Eco-drive collection. Available in time-only configuration or with the date, they incorporate enchanting details and luxurious finishing. Depending upon the model, they feature plain, textured or mother-of-pearl dials. The Citizen L series for women also includes a number of stylish Eco-drive timepieces. The standard water resistance rating of ladies’ Eco-drive range is 50 meters. (2) Citizen Eco Drive Promaster The Eco-drive segment also includes a number of Promaster watch models in stainless steel. Promaster Eco-Drive CC7015-63E These timepieces are designed for extreme activities. Three Promaster categories are available: Air, Land and Marine. Among them, a best-selling model is the Citizen promaster diver watch with 200m water resistance. The Promaster Eco-Drive Altichron model comes with an altimeter that can measure up to 10,000 meters altitude. (3) Citizen Eco Drive Super Titanium The brand also delivers various Eco Drive wristwatches made of Super Titanium, a proprietary material which is five times harder than stainless steel. Citizen offers various types of classic, modern and sporty iterations made of this extremely durable yet light-weight material. These Citizen eco drive titanium watches are expensive than their counterparts in stainless steel. Eco-Drive Black Dial Titanium CB0140-58E Among them, the PROMASTER Eco-Drive Professional Diver 1000m in Super Titanium is the world’s first light powered diving watch with a 1,000m water resistance rating. The brand has also offers a PROMASTER Eco-Drive Diver 200m Super Titanium version, inspired by the iconic Professional Diver 1,300m model released in the 1980s. (4) Citizen Eco Drive One The Citizen Eco Drive One is the world’s thinnest light-powered wristwatch. It is available in Super Titanium and Stainless steel versions as well as in a limited edition featuring Cermet case and Altic bezel. (5) Citizen Eco Drive Radio Controlled Citizen’s Eco Drive Radio Controlled timepieces combine ultimate precision of atomic timekeeping with the long-life and excellent durability of eco-drive technology. They are capable of capturing time signals transmitted by terrestrial radio stations that take reference time from an atomic clock accurate to 1 second every 100,000 years. Presently, this service is limited to selected regions only. Radio Controlled Green Dial CB0240-29X The best-selling Eco Drive Radio Controlled watch models from the present line-up are World Chronograph A-T, Promaster Skyhawk A-T, Promaster Land and PCAT. These stainless steel wristwatches are available with silvered, gold-toned, bi-color or blackened cases. These sports watches are synchronized to an atomic time clock for superior accuracy. The World Chronograph A-T watch incorporates the H804 Eco-Drive movement in a 43mm case. It offers 1/20 second chronograph, Date, Perpetual Calendar, 12/24 hour, power reserve and World Time (26 time zones) functions. Featuring a 45mm case, Citizen’s Promaster Land Eco drive watch features perpetual calendar, 12/24 hour time, alarm, power reserve indicator, date and world time (24 time zones). The Eco-drive PCAT Radio Controlled watch comes with a stainless steel case and offers alarm, chronograph, date, perpetual calendar and world time functions. PCAT models also spotlight external or internal tachymeter bezels. The Promaster Skyhawk A-T watch features world time (43 cities), 1/100 second chronograph measures up to 24 hours, perpetual calendar, dual-time, alarms, countdown timer, digital backlight, UTC display, power reserve indication and pilot’s rotating slide rule bezel. This model is also available in “Blue Angels” editions as a tribute to the US Navy’s elite flight demonstration squadron. The collection also includes a men’s Super Titanium™ Atomic Timekeeping watch with perpetual calendar, date and world time. Equipped with sapphire crystal glass, Citizen’s Eco Drive Radio Controlled timepieces come with water resistances of 100m or 200m. (6) Citizen Eco Drive Satellite Wave-GPS Citizen’s Satellite Wave-GPS is an extremely advanced precision timekeeping technology utilizing position data and a time signal from GPS satellites. It features the world’s fastest timekeeping signal reception speed from GPS navigation, and offers accurate and correct time for your precise location, wherever you are. The Citizen Satellite Wave GPS timepieces maintain an outstanding level of accuracy of ±5 seconds per month. Attesa Eco-Drive GPS Satellite Waves CC9075-52E Combined with the Eco Drive technology, the Satellite Wave-GPS watches can offer extremely precise timekeeping with remarkable endurance and excellent stability. The popular watch models from this segment are Satellite Wave GPS, Satellite Wave GPS Freedom, Satellite Wave GPS Diver 200M and Satellite Wave GPS F950. These sophisticated timepieces usually come with a multitude of functions like world time, chronograph, dual time-zones, universal coordinated time display, perpetual calendar, alarm, count-down timer and indicators for daylight savings time, power reserve and light level. Depending upon the model, the case is made of stainless steel or super titanium. Subject to the version, the water resistance can be 100m or 200m. They feature sapphire or mineral crystal. Price details The Citizen eco drive singapore price range starts at S$200. The standard Eco Drive watches in stainless steel with time-only or date functions are usually available within the S$200-500 segment. The Eco-Drive Super Titanium Gent’s models with time-only display sell in the S$400-500 range. The Citizen promaster eco-drive diver 200m gent’s watch in Super Titanium costs in the region of S$650-750. The estimated Citizen singapore selling prices of Promaster Eco Drive watches (including Radio-Controlled and Satellite Wave-GPS) vary from S$450 to S$4,000. The Citizen L (ladies) Eco drive models are offered in the 350-1,000 Singapore dollars range. The retail price of the Eco Drive One stainless steel watch is approximately S$4900. The Super Titanium variant has a suggested selling price of over S$ 6,000. The limited edition Eco-Drive One model in Cermet with Altic bezel costs above S$8,000.

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  6. Watches from 5 World-Renowned Fashion Brands

    Watches from 5 World-Renowned Fashion Brands

    In addition to their time-keeping functionality, watches have been considered as ideal accessories for representing the status or style of a person. Soon after the First World War, the wristwatch became a must-have lifestyle accessory for everyone. Accordingly, to capitalize on this opportunity, several Fashion brand companies have ventured into watchmaking. Among them, some couture houses have succeeded to establish their own manufacturing facilities. The fashion brand industry is comprised of various segments, ranging from affordable casual clothing and lifestyle accessories to high-priced haute-couture creations. In the Fashion watch sector, you will find independent designers, ingenious labels and prestigious luxury fashion brand. In this section, we bring to light five iconic Maisons with impressive capabilities and technical know-how in producing excellent and stylish timepieces. According to the Fashion brand ranking, they constitute an exclusive group of the 5 most venerable luxury houses with an impressive watchmaking heritage. Chanel Chanel was founded by Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel in 1910. The Neuilly-based French haute-couture fashion brand has been known for popularising sporty, casual chic designs. In 1987, the first Chanel watch was introduced. Appropriately named Première, this model featured a distinct dial design inspired by the shape of the N°5 perfume bottle cap. In 1990, the Mademoiselle watch was unveiled. Presently, the luxury fashion brand’s flagship collections are J12, Première, Boyfriend, Code Coco, Mademoiselle Privé and Monsieur. Chanel also offers magnificent jewellery timepieces like N°5, Camelia, Comète, Plume De Chanel, Ruban, Sous Le Signe Du Lion, Coco Crush and Matelassée. Lambskin 20mm Premiere Chain Introduced in 2000, J12 is the first sports watch from Chanel. The brand utilises highly resistant ceramic (black or white) and stainless steel for manufacturing cases and bracelets of J12 watches. They are available with high-precision quartz movement or exceptional mechanical calibres with automatic or manual-winding mechanisms. Debuted in 2003, the Chanel j12 watch in white ceramic introduced a new category of luxury watches. The present generation J12 automatic watches are equipped with KENISSI movements. This extensive collection offers both gents and ladies’ timepieces with various case sizes: small, medium and large. The J12 series includes basic time-only watches as well as complication timepieces featuring chronograph, second-time zone or tourbillon. The Boyfriend is a stylish rectangular watch from the house of Chanel. This series offers both quartz and mechanical wristwatches. It is comprised of ceramic, gold and steel watches in small, medium and large segments. Launched in 2016, MONSIEUR is driven by the very first in-house mechanical movement developed by Chanel. In 2017, the stylistic Code Coco watch was introduced. In 2019, the company became a stake-holder in Swiss movement manufacturer KENISSI. In the same year, the J12 white ceramic watch won the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Award in the Ladies category. J12 Phantom Ladies Watch H6185 Chanel timepieces are available in a retail price range starting at SGD 6,000. Among these, some exclusive creations and diamond-set watches cost above SGD 100,000. Cartier Cartier is a French luxury goods conglomerate founded by Louis-François Cartier in Paris in 1847. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Swiss Richemont Group, it is one of the most prestigious jewellery Maisons in the world. Cartier’s design studio is located in Paris. The company has its own production facilities in Switzerland for various manufacturing activities associated with full-fledged watch manufacture. Cartier’s watchmaking legacy dates back to 1904 when Louis Cartier designed a wristwatch for his friend Alberto Santos-Dumont, the Brazilian pioneer aviator renowned for his outstanding contributions towards the development of modern aviation. It marked the birth of the iconic Santos de Cartier watch. In 1919, the luxury house launched the emblematic Tank watch. Tank Américaine WSTA0016 Presently, Cartier offers an excellent selection of luxury timepieces for both men and women. The significant collections from the brand are Ballon Bleu, Ballon Blanc, Drive, Pasha, Rotonde, Santos, Maillon, Tradition, Librere, Baignoire, Ballerine, Tank, Crash, Hypnose, Tonneau, Tortue, Clé De, Ronde, Calibre, Captive and Panthère. Among these, Maillon, Baignoire, Ballon Blanc and Panthère are dedicated Cartier watch women collections. The Cartier watch ladies range also includes high-jewelry secret models embellished with diamonds and other gemstones. Depending upon the collection, Cartier wristwatches are available in 18-carat gold, stainless steel, black steel, bi-metal (gold and steel), platinum and titanium versions. The brand’s product range includes wristwatches in various case sizes (small, medium, large and extra-large) and shapes like round, rectangular, cushion, square, tonneau and asymmetrical. They feature quartz, automatic or mechanical movements. The Maison also offers mechanical high-complication models like the mysterious double tourbillon watch and some dazzling diamond-set timepieces. Ballon de Cartier 40mm Automatic WSBB0040 In Singapore, the retail price range of Cartier watches varies from SGD 5,000 to SGD 400,000. Gucci Founded by Guccio Gucci in 1921, Gucci is one of the most prestigious fashion brand in the world. The brand has been known for its Italian Dolce Vita. The Florence based luxury clothing and fashion accessories Maison ventured into watchmaking in the 1970s. Stamped with the world-renowned Swiss Made label, Gucci watches fuse Italian creativity with Swiss expertise. Grip Quartz White Dial YA157410 Now the part of Kering Group, Gucci has its watch design studio in Neuchâtel, the manufacturing facility in La Chaux-de-Fonds and a dial production unit in Ticino. The brand offers ladies, gents and unisex timepieces. The prominent wristwatch collections are 25H, Grip, G-Timeless, G-Frame, G-Chrono, GG 2570, Interlocking, and Dive.  The brand also offers exclusive Gucci watch women lines like Diamantissima and Horsebit. The Dive series includes some impressive Men’s Gucci watch sports models. All of them have their own distinctive case designs and aesthetic features. Equipped with automatic or quartz movements, all Gucci timepieces bear the Swiss Made label. Capitalizing the manufacturing capabilities of Kering group, Gucci has also developed an in-house self-winding movement for its automatic 25H model. In the aesthetics side, the fashion brand generously incorporates its iconic designs and patterns on the case, dial and strap of every timepiece. The most popular motifs used in the watches are Bee, Snake, Tiger, Multi-icons, GG Interlocking symbol, Diamante and Stripe. Gucci watch models come with stainless steel or gold PVD cases. The brand additionally offers some limited series models in 18K gold. All timepieces from the brand are fitted sapphire crystal glasses. They have a water resistance rating of 30 to 50 meters. Gucci’s dive watches are tested for a water resistance of 200m (regular quartz category) and 300 meters in case of automatic diving model. G-Timeless Quartz YA126487B In Singapore, Gucci watches are available in the retail price range of S$700 – S$13,000. Hermes Hermès is a French fashion brand luxury house renowned for its immense expertise in magnificent leather goods and accessories, high-fashion clothing, perfumes, jewellery and premium wristwatches. Founded in 1837 by Thierry Hermès, the French Maison has been associated with the world of watches since the 1920s. Initially, utilizing its saddle-making expertise, the company launched watchstraps. In 1928, the first Hermès watches were launched. At present, the company has its own production facilities in Switzerland for making watchcases, straps, movements and dials. Hermes’ Arceau and Cape Cod collections offer timepieces for both men and women. Its Slim D’Hermès and Carré H ranges are dedicated to men. The brand’s exclusive ladies watch families are Médor, Nantucket, Faubourg, Galop D’Hermès, Kelly, klikti and Heure H. Heure H QuartzHH1.110 Hermes’ wristwatches and pocket watches are made of 316L stainless steel or precious metals like gold or platinum. Proudly bearing the Swiss Made label, they utilise high-precision self-winding, hand-wound or quartz movements. Most of the Hermes watch models feature shaped cases inspired by the iconic designs and symbols of the French Maison. For example, the Heure H spotlights an H-shaped case evoking the first alphabet of the brand name. The Galop D’Hermès watch takes inspiration from the world of Horse racing and it features a distinct case designed after the metal stirrups of horse riding saddle. Like these, many other timepieces evoke the company’s heritage in the saddle making. Some Hermes watches incorporate the styles inspired by well-loved clothing designs of the House, especially the scarves. The fashion brand additionally offers timepieces with artistic dials featuring miniature paining, motifs, enamelled, porcelain, Millefiori or marquetry. Its product portfolio also includes diamond-set watches and high-complication wristwatches featuring the perpetual calendar or tourbillon. The approximate retail price range of Hermès watches in Singapore is S$3,500 to S$65,000. Louis Vuitton The most valuable luxury fashion house in the world, LV traces its origins back to 1854. It is a principal subsidiary of Parisian business conglomerate LVMH. Louis Vuitton began manufacturing its wristwatches in the 2000s with the launch of Tambour, which is right now the most comprehension timepiece collection in the fashion brand’s portfolio. Its other wristwatch collections are Escale and Voyager. The company has its own watch manufacturing facilities in Switzerland. Bearing the world-renewed Swiss Made label, Louis Vuitton watches unite the prestigious Swiss watchmaking traditions with the fashion brand’s heritage and modern technology. They are available in automatic and quartz versions. Escale Worldtime Minute Repeater watch Since its establishment, the French Maison has been associated with the world of travelling. Indeed, one of its initial products was a flat-topped trunk made with Trianon canvas, which revolutionised the luggage industry. Louis Vuitton’s timepieces take inspiration from such iconic creations and designs. The iconic motifs typically used with the brand’s timepieces are LV monogram, Damier and Graphite. Equipped with state-of-the-art movements, LV watches feature stainless steel, colored steel or gold cases. The fashion brand also offers diamond-set wristwatches. In addition to the basic luxury watch models that indicate time with or without date, Louis Vuitton offers an impressive lineup of premium timepieces with chronographs, dual time zone, flying tourbillon or extraordinary multi-complications. TAMBOUR CARPE DIEM (PIC From:louisvuitton.com) The approximate retail price range of Louis Vuitton watches in Singapore is S$6,000 – S$400,000. Read More : Suunto Rolex IWC Watches Breitling Cartier Hublot Hamilton Chopard Panerai

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  7. A Closer Look to Signature Gucci Watch Designs

    A Closer Look to Signature Gucci Watch Designs

    Founded by Guccio Gucci in 1921, the Florence-based luxury-fashion company has been renowned worldwide for its magnificent handbags, clothing lines, lifestyle accessories, watches, jewellery and footwear. Gucci is the first Italian haute couture label to venture into luxury watchmaking. Since the early 1970s, the Florentine house has been designing, developing and manufacturing luxurious wristwatches. Now a part of Kering group, Gucci has been known for its remarkable ability to blend modernity with tradition, inventiveness with craftsmanship and fashion with sophistication. Gucci watches bear the prestigious Swiss Made label, assuring the most exceptional levels of quality, precision and finishing. They typically feature high-quality materials like 316L stainless steel or 18-carat gold. All the brand’s timepieces use sapphire crystal for protecting the dial side. The Gucci watch Singapore price range is S$700 – S$ 5,000. In this article, we draw your attention to some of the iconic brand’s signature watch collections. (1) Gucci 25H 25H GG727.25 Designed by Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele, this Gucci watch collection offers timepieces boasting a stream-lined profile as seen in modern architecture. Every model from this outstanding series features a thin, multilayer case with a distinct shape. Presently, the Gucci 25H watch is available in automatic and quartz versions. Made of stainless steel, the automatic version has a 40mm diameter case. This Mens Gucci watch is equipped with Calibre GG727.25.A, the first in-house mechanical movement from the brand. Gucci 2H Quartz variants feature 34mm or 38mm case. They are available in stainless steel and bi-color (stainless steel and 18k yellow gold plated) case. Made of brass, their dials highlight the interlocking G motif. The 34mm ladies’ Gucci watch model is also available with a diamond-set bezel. The Gucci watches price range of this collection is about S$2,000 – S$13,000. (2) Gucci Grip Unisex Grip Date Leather YA157412 Introduced in 2019, Gucci Grip is a unisex watch collection inspired by the world of skateboarding. This quartz wristwatch features a clean, streamline design that provides a comfortable fitting around the wrists. They feature a rounded-square case in steel or yellow-gold PVD. Instead of a traditional dial with analogue hands, this timepiece incorporates the design of vintage jumping hour watches. This atypical design perfectly goes with the beloved brand’s iconic ‘Geek Chic’ style. The Gucci Grip watch series offers 27mm, 35mm, 38mm and 40mm versions. The Gucci Grip 27mm watch features two apertures on its enclosed metal face for displaying hour and minute. Both 35mm and 38mm versions incorporate two apertures for an hour and minute and a round window for indicating the date. Made of the same material of the case, the front portion of the watch is available with or without the interlocking G motif. Grip Quartz Red Dial YA157304 Water-resistant to 30 meters, the Unisex watches come with interchangeable leather straps or metal bracelets with or without interlocking G motif. This unique series also offers a chronograph model. Spotlighting a 40mm diameter case and equipped with a quartz movement, this timepiece merges the emblematic features of the collection with stopwatch function. The retail price range of Gucci Grip watch collection is S$1,300 – S$2,200. Diamond-set versions cost above S$5,000. (3) Gucci Dive Dive Quartz Green Dial YA136339 As the name suggests, Gucci Dive is a robust tool watch designed for underwater explorations and water sports activities. This collection offers automatic and quartz versions. Water-resistant to 200 meters, quartz divers are available in 40mm and 45mm variants. They come with steel or yellow gold PVD cases. Equipped with the GP-3300 mechanical movement, this automatic Gucci watch for men measures 45mm in diameter. Available in stainless steel in 18K pink gold editions, the self-winding variant has a water resistance of 300 meters. Depending upon the model, the dial features dot, rectangular or multi-icon hour-markers. This Gucci watch collection offers diving watches for men and women. These athletic creations fuse the luxury brand’s emblematic Italian style with well-established traditions of Swiss fine watchmaking. They are available with metal bracelets, rubber wrist bands or recycled polyester web straps. The average selling price range of quartz Gucci Dive watch is S$800 – S$2,000. (4) GUCCI G-Timeless G-Timeless Automatic Blue Dial YA1264122 G-Timeless is the most extensive collection in the present Gucci watches lineup. This graceful line offers both ladies’ and gent’s wristwatches. Dressed in a round or rectangular case, they use automatic or quartz movements. Available case sizes are 27mm, 29mm, 36mm, 38mm, 40mm and 42mm. They come with steel, bi-color or gold-toned finishing. This series effectively utilizes Gucci’s Iconic design patterns to adorn the timepieces. Typically, G-Timeless wristwatches highlight various motifs of the Italian luxury fashion house on the dial, case-back and strap. These emblematic Gucci watches are available with an extensive choice of dials and straps. A prominent motif used in this collection is the Gucci bee. Several models feature multi-icon indexes in place of standard hour-markers. The other patterns include the Diamante, the Feline, the GG logo, the Snake and the Stripe. G-Timeless Quartz Black Dial Bee Motif YA1264154 G-Timeless offers excellent choices of straps with or without the decorative motifs. The retail price range of this comprehensive collection is S$800 – S$5,000. (5) Gucci Diamantissima Diamatissima Quartz Black Dial YA141401 Diamantissima is a Gucci watch women collection. These elegantly designed ultra-feminine wristwatches showcase the iconic Diamante pattern of the Italian luxury Maison. Equipped with a quartz movement, this timepiece comes with a polished steel or gold PVD case. The above said motif is applied on the side of the watch case. Available sizes are: 22mm, 27mm and 32mm. The watch features a diamante patterned or mother-of-pearl dial. The price range of these Gucci ladies watches is approximately S$800 – S$1,200. (6) Gucci G-Frame  G-Frame Quartz Ivory with Floral Motif Dial YA147406 This fabulous collection was designed by Italian fashion designer Frida Giannini, who was the creative director of Gucci from 2006 to 2014. This series is comprised of rectangular and square wristwatches. Elegantly dressed in steel or gold PVD cases, they house quartz movements. Boasting a minimalistic two-hand configuration, these Gucci watch ladies models are available with simple, diamond-set, mother-of-pearl or decorative (miniature painting or decorative motifs) dials. The price range of G-Frame is about S$700 – S$1,500. (7) Gucci Interlocking Interlocking G Quartz Brown Dial YA133504 This collection highlights a distinct Watch Design inspired by the interlocking GG symbol, evoking the initials of the brand’s visionary founder Guccio Gucci. For men, this impressive collection offers extra-large (42mm) timepieces. The ladies’ watch features 29mm or 32mm size. Made of steel or steel with gold PVD, the case adopts the shape of Gucci’s iconic interlocking motif. Depending upon the model, the Gucci Interlocking watch houses quartz or self-winding movement. They display time with two or three hands. Fitted on metal bracelets or leather straps, these watches are available with brushed, lacquered or mother-of-pearl dials. The retail price range of this collection is S$1,000 – S$1,300. (8) Gucci GG 2570 GG2570 Black Dial Green and Red Nylon YA142305 This notable collection is comprised of quartz timepieces for men and women. Inspired by the designs of the 1970s, the GG 2570 watch features a distinct case profile and a G monogram dial with applied indexes. The series offers 40mm and 42mm versions for gents. For women, 29mm and 37mm case sizes are available. They feature stainless steel or gold-plated steel cases. The selling price range of this Gucci watch collection is S$800 – S$1,600. (9) Gucci Le Marché Des Merveilles Le Marche Des Merveilles With Tiger Motif YA126495 Gucci’s Le Marché Des Merveilles series offers a rich selection of dials. The first option is the colored synthetic stone dial finished in green malachite, blue turquoise or red coral shades. The second option is a nylon embroidery dial featuring motifs like bee, snake or tiger. These time-only quartz wristwatches are usually available in stainless steel or gold PVD cases. They feature leather or matching embroidered nylon straps. The case measures 38mm in diameter. The retail price range of these fashionable Gucci watches is S$750 – S$1,000. Read More : Suunto Rolex IWC Watches Breitling Cartier Hublot Hamilton Chopard Panerai

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  8. 7 Things You Should Know Before Owning A Longines Watch

    7 Things You Should Know Before Owning A Longines Watch

    If you have been thinking about buying a Longines watch, you are one of the millions of watch lovers around the world who want to get their hands on these historic timepieces. Before you make your purchase, here are seven things you need to know about Longines watches.  Longines watches have a rich history Knowing what you are wearing is important, and there are a few things about Longines watches that every owner should know. At present, Longines is part of the Swatch group. It was not that way from the beginning, with Longines establishing itself as a separate entity in 1832. The breakthrough year for Longines was 1878 when caliber H20 hit the market. It was the first chronograph watch movement in the world and established itself as a leader in premium watchmaking. Longines started its successful reign following the H20 caliber moment and was the leading pocket watchmaker by the late 1800s. The Swiss watchmakers did not have any wristwatches until 1993, when the first world war created a demand for sturdy wristwatches. With a history of almost 200 years, every Longines watch carries with it a tradition of craftsmanship.  Popular Longines Watches The first Longines wristwatch went with the reference 13.33Z. It was the first watch that Longines delivered to the military. After the end of the world war, Longines started improving their wristwatches. By the time the second world war would start, Longines had already perfected their sturdy models for the British Ministry of Defense. These watches are better known as the ‘Dirty Dozen’ and are a historic timepiece. At one point, Longines was the sole resistance to the quart watch movement and instead manufactured ultra-thin mechanical watches. Following the second world war, Longines was one of the most popular watchmakers in the world. It was the choice of some of the greatest humans in the history of mankind. From Albert Einstein to Amelia Earhart, leading figures of the 20th century were Longines wearers. Knowing these facts will help you appreciate your Longines timepiece even more. Apart from watches for men, many Longines ladies watches are also extremely popular.  Best collections from Longines Over the years, Longines has delivered some of the finest watch collections. Among these, some deserve a special mention. For instance, the Longines Master collection from 2005 is a true work of art. It is widely hailed as one of the best watch collections in history. Under the Longies Master line, some of the finest chronographs and automatic watches hit the market. You will see praises for the master collection in any Longines watch review. Master Collection L29204926 The Longines Hydro Conquest is another watch that deserves a place on any list of the most popular watches ever. With its sporty, masculine look, it is an iconic Longines mens watch.  Longines played an important role in modern aviation Watchmakers have always wanted to associate their names with aviation, just like how Omega is known for its first-ever moon watch. Longines, on the other hand, played a more practical role in the development of modern aviation. The Lindenbergh Hour Angle watch was instrumental in shaping modern aviation.  Lindbergh Hour Angle L26784110 The Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch gets its name from legendary aviator Charles August Lindenberg. An instrumental figure of contemporary politics, he was the first person to bring aviation outside the military. At that time, it was extremely difficult for even trained pilots to navigate air routes without sophisticated aircraft technologies. Lindeberg thought that this was a severe shortcoming in the aviation sector and set out to do something about it. He got in touch with Longines, which was already reputed as a leading watchmaker by then. Lindergerberg teamed up with Longines’ expert watchmakers to develop the Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch. It would enable anyone to calculate their exact location in the air using latitude and longitude inputs. Thanks to the watch Longines, it helped the commercial aviation sector come into existence.  Longines featured in Bond movies Conquest Heritage L1.611.8.78.4  Every watchmaker brand wants to see their watch in a Bond movie. Throughout the history of popular culture, few fictional characters have been as successful and iconic as James Bond. What watches James Bond wears could single-handedly elevate the fortune of a company. With Longines, the case was a little different, but the result was equally effective. Bond did not wear Longines watches himself in the movies, but other characters wore them in prominent scenes. Longines watches can be seen in three Bond movies – Casino Royale, Skyfall, and Spectre. In each of these movies, the watches appear at an important scene on the wrist of other characters. While calling Longines a Bond watch can be misleading, it is not far from true either.  Longines watches have amazing features Longines not only make beautiful watches but also add some of the most innovative features to them. For example, the Longines Conquest VHP (Very High Precision) is one of the most accurate watches in history. It also has a perpetual calendar that adjusts itself automatically. Longines watches have power reserve displays, moon phases, and many other features that make owning one even more special.  Conquest VHP L37262969 Longines only uses the best materials  Being a premium watchmaker, it would not come across as a surprise that Longines uses high-quality material in their watches. However, Longines takes it a notch higher and uses only the best materials in their watches. Be it the stainless steel or the leather straps, not one component is subpar in quality. Their quality inspection process is so robust that no faulty models make it to the market. If you are buying a Longines, you can be assured of its longevity and quality.  Conclusion People in different parts of the world want to buy Longines. Longines Singapore or Spain, their appeal is timeless and cross-cultural. Watch lovers from different parts of the world still visit Switzerland to see the original Longines headquarters. Buying a Longines watch is one of the best investments you can make. Not only are you buying an asset to pass on to your heirs, but you are also wearing a piece of history. Longines remains one of the top premium watchmakers in the world and continues to excel in its craft. Read More : Suunto Rolex IWC Watches Breitling Cartier Hublot Hamilton Chopard Panerai

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  9. 10 Facts About Tissot That Will Leave You Awestruck

    10 Facts About Tissot That Will Leave You Awestruck

    Tissot is widely considered to be one of the most iconic Swiss watch brands in the world today. Presently, it is part of the Swatch Group and is known primarily for its affordable mechanical watches. The brand has over 165 years of experience in the watchmaking industry and is loved by watch connoisseurs all over the world. Before we get to the 10 interesting facts about the brand, let us first dive into the history of the brand. History of Tissot The inception of Tissot can be traced back to 1853, when Charles-Félicien Tissot and his son Charles-Emile Tissot founded Ch. Félicien Tissot & Fils in Le Locle in Jura, Switzerland. The senior Charles was a fitter of gold cases, while his son was a watchmaker. The watchmaking establissage initially started with a few specialized independent workers who crafted different parts of the Tissot watch. Thereafter, the parts were assembled and sold at the Comptoir. Tissot was involved in the production of luxurious pendant watches, pocket watches, and complication watches at the time. A major turning point for the brand was in 1900 when Tissot won the Grand Prix award in Paris. From then onwards, Tissot established itself as a formidable watchmaking brand around the world. In 1930, Tissot ended up merging with Omega, establishing Société Suisse pour l’Industrie Horlogère (SSIH) in the process. After enjoying many years of popularity, the Swiss watchmaking brands entered a period of crisis. From the 1970s, the Japanese-made quartz watches started dominating the market, while the Swiss watchmakers had not capitalized on the quartz innovation. So the need to come up with quartz variants was realized and this is how Swatch was born. The Swatch was released in the 1980s with exciting new designs, and it helped the Swiss watchmaking industry in recovering from the slump. After the success enjoyed by Swatch, a merger was recommended for the main watchmakers, which included SSIH and ASUAG. This group resulting from this merger later came to be known as the Swatch Group (1998), of which Tissot is an important part. At present, Swatch is the largest distributor and producer of watches in the world today. Tissot – Innovation and Design Tissot has been a frontrunner in the watchmaking industry for more than 165 years, producing elevated-looking watches at affordable price points. The brand holds a reputation for making elegant dress watches and striking sports watches that try to push the envelope when it comes to technological innovations. Tissot stands true to its slogan – “Innovators by Tradition”. The brand is known for using progressive methods of craftsmanship and it prides itself in producing the finest quality watches. The first pocket watch created by Tissot in 1853 featured ground-breaking technology of dual time zones. Besides this, the brand is also credited with producing the first Tissot automatic watch with 24 time zones displayed, known as the Tissot Navigator 1951. In the present day, Tissot is widely known for its innovative T-touch technology. These new Tissot watches come with a barometer, compass, altimeter, and backlight, all of which are controlled by touch-screen technology. These watches have been frequently covered in movies like Tomb Raider and Die Another Day. Tissot watches are quite impressive in the style department and are way ahead of the curve as far as design elements are concerned. The most famous Tissot watches are the sportier versions, however, the vintage-style dress watches also command a lot of style. Tissot also has some smart-casual watches and pocket watches, which are equally in demand. Tissot – Collections and Models Tissot watches come in several variations, with models in both quartz as well as automatic movements. The timepieces feature varied designs, with case options like gold, stainless steel, platinum, and titanium. There is no dearth of variation in bracelets and dials too. Following are some Tissot watch collections and famous models: T-Touch: T-Touch T121.420.47.051.03 The Tissot T-Touch allows users to access all the features like alarm, date, time, compass, etc., through touch technology. Prominent models consist of T-Touch Lady Solar and T-Touch Expert Solar. T-Sport: Men’s Seastar T066.417.17.057.01 This consists of divers and sports watches. While the majority of the models have been designed for men, there are some great models for women too. Prominent T-Sport models include Tissot Seastar 1000, T Race, Tissot V8, Tissot PRS 516, among others. T-Lady: T-Lady Lady Heart T050.207.37.017.04 This collection consists of some of the most iconic Tissot watches for women. Famous models in this collection consist of Flamingo, Cera, Lovely, Generosi-T, and others. Some of the models in this collection feature mother of pearls and diamonds on the dial too. T-Classic: T-Classic Gentleman T127.407.16.031.00 This collection consists of timeless and classical designs. It consists of a versatile range of models like Luxury, Couturier, Bridgeport, Tradition, and T-Complication Squelette. Some other collections of Tissot watches for men consist of Heritage, T-Gold, and Pocket Watches like Savonnette and Lepine. 10 Interesting Facts About Tissot Now that we have discussed the history, design, and collections of Tissot watches, here is a list of 10 interesting facts about the Tissot watches. Tissot was the first watchmaking brand to produce a pocket watch with a dual time zone in 1853.Tissot incorporated art deco styling and curved case design its watches to cater to the tastes of the Russian and European customers in 1916. These were known as Tissot Prince Banana watches. They also made pendant watches with real gold and diamond inserts.Tissot is credited with producing the world’s first non-magnetic timepiece in 1930. It was known as the Tissot Antimagnetique. The Tissot Navigator, released in 1951, was the first self-winding watch in the world that displayed 24 time zones.The Tissot PR 516, released first in 1965, featured a bracelet with holes. The unique bracelet design was reportedly inspired by the steering wheel of racing cars.In 1971, Tissot came out with the world’s first plastic mechanical watch, which was known as Tissot Astrolon.Tissot also came out with a unique case design for its watches which were made from natural stones like granite. Released in 1985, this was known as the Tissot Rockwatch.In 1986, Tissot introduced the first-of-its-kind wristwatch to the world, which featured digital and analogue time displays, along with 7 other functions which were operated by a single crown.The Tissot T-Touch was the first watch in the world to feature touch-screen technology. Released in 1999, the T-Touch came out with this technology 10 years before smartphones started incorporating it.The Tissot Le Locle was a watch that won the first prize in 2011 in the International Timing Competition.Conclusion It is evident from this article why Tissot is loved by watch connoisseurs all over the world. The brand has been featured in many famous Hollywood movies. In addition to that, it has also been the favorite choice of prominent celebrities which included Elvis Presley, Nelson Mandela, and Grace Kelley. Tissot offers a wide variety of options based on different preferences and lifestyles, and one will surely find a timepiece to their liking from the vast collection of Tissot models. Read More : Suunto Rolex IWC Watches Breitling Cartier Hublot Hamilton Chopard Panerai

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  10. Sinn 104: An Ultimate Guide of This Popular Series in Sinn

    Sinn 104: An Ultimate Guide of This Popular Series in Sinn

    Founded in 1961, Sinn Spezialuhren has been renowned worldwide for its navigational clocks and specialised tool watches. The Series 104 is a collection of classic pilot timepieces from the Frankfurt-based brand’s “Instrument Watches” family. Known for its true and traditionalist style, SINN Series 104 seamlessly incorporates modern materials and sophisticated technology for ensuring optimum performance. These robust wristwatches can be quickly distinguished by their signature features like the captive pilot’s bezel and highly optimized dial design. Driven by extremely dependable Swiss automatic movements, these precision instruments efficiently provide accurate and reliable timekeeping. A genuine tool watch made in Germany, this iconic SINN model follows the rigorous specifications according to German National Standards DIN 8310 for water resistance and DIN 8309 for anti-magnetism. In the following paragraphs, we highlight the special characteristics of this collection, some useful information related to various 104 models and the SINN Singapore price. Common features All Series 104 SINN watches are made of stainless steel, the material known for its ability to withstand extreme conditions. They feature polished cases measuring 41mm in diameter and 11.9mm in thickness. Lug width is 20mm. This top-quality pilot watch is fitted with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass. With the anti-reflective coating on both sides, it provides an unobstructed view of the dial. Moreover, the sapphire crystal case-back window of the rear side of the watch allows the owner to admire its mechanical self-winding movement. Pilot Watch 104 104.014-Solid-2LSS SINN Model 104 is a reliable and sturdy timing instrument with a pressure-resistant up to 20 ATM (equivalent to 200-meter water resistance). Also resistant to low pressure, it is an ideal companion for pilots who fly unpressurized aircrafts. The captive pilot’s bezel with minute ratcheting and luminous key mark can be rotated on both sides and is firmly attached to the case. Featuring the reversed five-increment scale, the Captive Bezel of SINN 104 can be rotated both ways. It is additionally provided with a distinct mechanism for preventing accidental alteration. This bezel can be used for accurately measuring elapsed time during activities or as a countdown timer. The screwed-down crown at 3 o’clock is flanked by two small crown-guards. The straight lugs with angled, smooth bevels ensure optimum comfort while wearing the watch. This automatic SINN watch is equipped with the Sellita SW 220-1 Swiss-made movement (some older versions of SINN 104 feature ETA 2836-2). Both calibers are almost similar. They beat at the rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The Sellita calibre typically provides approximately 38 hours of power reserve. Bearing 26 jewels, this Self-winding calibre has been renowned for their remarkable accuracy, excellent reliability and robustness. Fitted with a gold-plated oscillating weight with SINN engraving, this precise movement is visible through the display case back. Instrument Watches 105.021-Leather-CSO-Blk The Sellita SW 220-1 calibre features stop-seconds mechanism for precision time-setting and offers quick-setting for day and date functions. A true micro-engineering marvel, SINN 104 timepiece boasts a clearly structured and quickly readable dial. Indeed, the exceptional legibility of the dial is a must-have feature of a true pilot watch. It has three centrally positioned hands, respectively for indicating the hour, minute and seconds. Both hour and minute hands are syringe-shaped, while the second hand is spear-shaped. To provide optimum dial visibility in the darkness, all the hands, indices and numbers are embedded with high-quality luminescent material. Another key characteristic of the dial is its easily readable day-date window. The day of the week indicator is bi-lingual. By adjusting the crown, the wearer may choose English or German names of the day on the display window. Versions The SINN 104 collection is comprised of a number of versions, mainly grouped according to the dial color (or pattern) and type of straps. It is usually simple to find out the details from the model number. For example, SINN 104 st sa A is the stainless steel variant featuring a matte-black dial, a black bezel and Arabic numeral hour markers. The model 104 St Sa I has the same specifications as above, but it features rectangular index hour markers instead of Arabic numbers. In the same fashion, 104 St Sa I W can be easily identified by its white dial and indexes. 104 St Sa I B 104.013-Leather-Cowhide in Vintage-Style-DSB-Brown SINN 104 St Sa I B features a sunburst dark-blue dial while 104 St Sa I MG comes with a shimmering metallic-green dial. 104 St Sa I A highlights anthracite electroplated dial with sunburst finish. Limited to 1,000 pieces, 104 St Sa A B E boasts an anodised aluminium blue bezel and a sunburst dark-blue dial with ivory-colored hands, indices and Arabic numerals. SINN 104 St Sa A G is a limited edition (500 pieces) model featuring ETA 2836-2 self-winding movements, a metallic green dial and a black bezel. Among these timepieces, the 104 St Sa I A won the German Design Award in the category ‘Excellent Product Design 2021’ for its outstanding design. Pilot Watch 104 St Sa I A 104.014-Solid-FLSS Available in anthracite, matte black, dark blue, metallic green and brilliant white versions, this watch can be easily customised with various types of straps. The available choices are Alcantara, Canvas, Leather, Silicone and stainless steel bracelet. In the leather strap segment, the brand is offering alligator, calfskin, cowhide and horsehide. Typically fitted with pin buckles, they offer both modern and vintage styles. Bund strap is also available. Silicone straps come with a pin buckle or a folding clasp. SINN 104 is also supplied with two-link (H-pattern) or five link stainless steel bracelets, featuring prominently a polished/satin finish. Summary SINN 104 is an important tool watch collection in the contemporary market. Although designated as a pilot’s timepiece, this robust timekeeper can be used without any issue in your terrain-based adventurous activities and sports. It is also possible to instantly transform this versatile watch as an excellent water-sports timepiece by pairing it with a water-proof silicone strap or stainless steel bracelet. It can be utilised as a recreational diving instrument, thanks to its 200-meter water resistance and the proprietary captive safety bezel. The compact dimensions and ergonomic design features naturally make SINN 104 an elegant daily beater. It is one of the most budget-friendly timepieces in its segment. The SINN 104 Singapore retail price range typically starts from S$ 1,900 to S$ 2,500. The models with silicone straps are the least expensive. The versions featuring stainless steel bracelets cost around S$ 2,500. 

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