venerdì 27 settembre 2019

Orologi vintage - Vulcain Cricket

La storia dell'orologio da polso con suoneria più famoso di tutti i tempi.
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The history of the most popular alarm wrist watch of all times (Italian only).
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giovedì 19 settembre 2019

Vintage timepieces - Longines Conquest (1960s)

This Conquest dating back to the mid-1960s is fitted with a movement that Longines developed in 1958 and manufactured in three versions, all of which featured a sweep-second hand - with or without date, and with and additional running reserve indication.

Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, date.
Size Diameter 34 mm, thickness 11 mm.
Case 18k pink gold, screw down back. 
Movement Calibre 291, self-winding, diameter 25,6 mm, thickness 6 mm, 24 jewels, rotor winding in both directions, Glucydur balance, flat hairspring, Incabloc shock absorber, 19,800 vibrations per hour.

Questo Conquest degli Anni 60 è equipaggiato con un movimento che Longines sviluppò nel 1958 e produsse in tre versioni, tutte con secondi centrali: con o senza datario, e con l'indicazione supplementare dell'autonomia.

Funzioni Ore, minuti, secondi, data.
Misure Diametro 34 mm, spessore 11 mm.
Cassa Oro rosa 18k, fondo chiuso a vite 
Movimento Calibro 291, automatico, diametro 25,6 mm, spessore 6 mm, 24 rubini, massa oscillante a carica bidirezionale, bilanciere Glucydur, spirale piana, antiurto Incabloc, 19'800 alternanze/ora.


martedì 10 settembre 2019

Baselworld 2019 (6)

This is the sixth of a series of posts featuring the new models on display at the world’s biggest watch show.


Heritage Bicompax Annual – This chronograph featuring a large date display, an annual cal­endar, and a BiCompax dial design comes in two versions, each limited to 888 pieces – one in stainless steel, the other with bezel, crown and pushers in rose gold. Both are powered by the CFB 1972 self-winding caliber.


Crazy Wheel 2 Gravitational GMTFitted with an in-house movement, the timepiece offers a graphically engineered second time zone that gravitates around the dial with local time in order to immediately tell the owner, what time it is at home. The case is made of Titanium Grade 5 and different types of colored carbon.


Epic X Chrono “Messi” – This timepiece marking the beginning of a three-year partnership between Leo Messi and the company features a polished grade-5 titanium case, anti-reflection sapphire glass, white ceramic chronograph bezel and buttons, titanium and blue-rubber horns, and red-rubber crowns.


KoïThe model owes its name to a vegetarian sub-species of carp, which is a symbol of life, fecundity and wealth in the Far Eastern culture. The 46 mm white gold case hosts a sapphire tourbillon caliber designed, manufactured and decorated by the company. The white gold dial features bas-relief with Koï figure.


Submarine Commander 1917This watch is the contemporary version of a model developed for the British Navy during World War I. Its 41 mm case is water resistant to 100 m and available in two finishes: polished steel or PVD matte black. A choice of four NATO G-10 straps is available.


lunedì 9 settembre 2019

Vintage Box – LeCoultre (1950s)

ENGLISH (il testo italiano è in fondo alla pagina)
Complete with its cardboard slipcase, certificate of guarantee and user manual, the box seen here originally contained a Futurematic – “engineered to be the most accurate automatic watch in all the world”.

The inscription suggests that the timepiece was sold by Vacheron & Constantin - LeCoultre, the U.S. subsidiary of the two manufacturers. Timepieces meant for the American market did not feature the Jaeger brand’s name. If you wish to know more about the Futurematic, click here.

Comprendente la sua scatola di cartone, il certificato di garanzia e il manuale d'uso, il cofanetto presentato qui conteneva originalmente un Futurematic: “progettato per essere l’rologio automatico più preciso del mondo”.

L’iscrizione indica che l’orologio fu venduto da Vacheron & Constantin – LeCoultre, filiale americana dei due fabbricanti. I prodotti destinati al mercato d’Oltreoceano non avevano il nome Jaeger sul quadrante. Se vuoi saperne di più sul Futurematic, clicca qui.

mercoledì 4 settembre 2019

Vintage timepieces - Enicar Sherpa Graph (1960s)

A legendary chronograph of the 1960s (English).
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Un leggendario cronografo degli Anni 60 (italiano)
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