Thursday, August 28, 2014

RM 011 Black Phantom

From Richard Mille -
Courtesy of Richard Mile


Richard Mille combines two new high-tech materials in the deepest shade of black to encase a new limited edition of the RM 011 Automatic Flyback Chronograph:  the Black Phantom.

Black TZP ceramic is extremely resistant to scratches while not being brittle.  In the Black Phantom, the material is blasted to give it a matte finish, and then used to form the front and back bezels of the timepiece’s tripartite case.

The center caseband of the Black Phantom is crafted from NTPT® (North Thin Ply Technology) carbon. Already used in the fields of aerospace technology, the manufacture of racing sales, and Formula 1 racecar design, NTPT carbon is incredibly strong and light, and composed of multiple layers of parallel filaments obtained by dividing carbon fibers. These thin layers are impregnated with resin and then woven on a special machine that modifies the direction of the weft, creating a distinctive visual effect that is reminiscent of precious wood. In addition to the center caseband, the Black Phantom’s crown and pushers are also made from NTPT carbon.

The hour indicators, counters, hands and flange pair dark black elements with touches of white for ideal legibility. The Black Phantom is presented on a black rubber strap with black DLC titanium buckle.

Some of the RM 011’s main features, which include major technical innovations, are its skeletonized automatic winding movement with adjustable rotor geometry; 60-minute countdown timer; 12-hour totalizer; annual calendar; and oversize date and month.

The 50-piece limited edition is available now at Richard Mille Beverly Hills, Richard Mille Las Vegas, and authorized Richard Mille retailers in North and South America.

Technical Specifications of the RM 011 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Black Phantom

-       Skeletonized automatic winding movement
-       Dimensions: 50.00 mm X 40.00 mm X 16.15 mm
-       Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, month display between 4 and 5 o’clock
      oversize date display at12 o’clock, flyback chronograph, annual calendar, 
      60-minute countdown timer, 12-hour totalizer
-       Rotor with variable geometry
-       Power reserve: 55 hours (without chronograph running)
-       Water resistant to 50 meters
-       Limited edition of 50 pieces in black TZP ceramic and NTPT carbon
-       Presented on a black rubber strap with black DLC titanium clasp

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Graduation Day!

This just in from Vacheron Constantin -

Courtesy of Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin Honors NAIOSW Class of 2014 Graduates
Best Student Awarded Internship at Geneva Manufacture

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New JEANRICHARD Terrascope to premier in Bangkok

This just in from JEANRICHARD -

JEANRICHARD will collaborate with the Cabinet de Curiosités of Thomas Erber at the end of 2014 in Thailand. The Swiss luxury watch manufacturer will present a uniquely created Terrascope watch, limited to 8 pieces world-wide, for this 5th edition of the internationally acclaimed exhibition. The exclusive timepiece will be revealed on 20 November 2014 at the official opening of the Cabinet de Curiosités of Thomas Erber (CDC) at the SIWILAI Concept Store at the new Central Embassy Luxury Retail Project in Bangkok.

The uniquely for the event created Terrascope timepiece fits perfectly with the concept and of the CDC as well as with the JEANRICHARD Philosophy of Life. Thomas Erber curates since 2010 the most individual and finest pieces from prestigious contributors from around the world in the fields of fashion, design, high jewellery, art, photography and many more. Just like JEANRICHARD creates watches for every day adventurers that live their lives to the fullest and are looking for timepieces without any compromise on individuality, innovation or style.

The lucky number eight was chosen to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the CDC but also to pay tribute to Asia, the first time host of the event. The signature case construction made of more than 70 individual components, allows for a very modular and trendy combination of materials for this special edition watch. This cushion- shaped case will be sported by fresh and stylish colours that will be particularly emphasized on its three-dimensional camouflage look dial. The strap of this limited edition piece will surprise with yet another novelty especially in terms of structure and texture.

“This uniquely created timepiece will showcase many qualities of our brand in terms of innovation, flexibility and new materials and we are happy to be presenting it at the Cabinet de Curiosités of Thomas Erber in Asia - which is a growing and very important market for JEANRICHARD”, said Bruno Grande, Managing Director of JEANRICHARD.
The 2014 CDC takes place from 20 November until 21 December 2014 at the Central Embassy Luxury Retail Project & SIWILAI Concept Store in Bangkok, Thailand. 

Chronofighter Oversize Superlight Carbon

This just in from Graham -
Courtesy of Graham

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