Short Hiatus

We’re taking a few days off here at Winderz HQ for some much needed R&R.  Normal service will be resumed mid next week :-)

Take care out there!

Louis Vuitton Tambour By Yayoi Kusama

A spotty creation from designers Yayoi Kusama and Marc Jacobs.

Limited to 188 pieces, this teeny 28mm watch comes in a red frame with white polka dots.

There are encrusted diamonds and a monogrammed strap in red and white patent leather.

Movement? Swiss quartz!

Manjaz Engineer

Here’s a rather nice new model.

Quite Ball-esque in some ways, don’t you think?

Only 88 of these beauties will be made so get in quick :-)

A 42mm piece in stainless steel, the Manjaz Engineer has double sapphire crystals and water resistance to 50 meters.

Movement is the automatic ETA caliber 2893 – 25 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 38 hours.

No word on pricing just yet.

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Celebrates Raffles Hotel Singapore’s 125th Anniversary

[Press Release] (July 2012) There are a few hotels in the world whose names have become virtually synonymous with the cities in which they are located – and none more so than Raffles Hotel in Singapore.

Named after Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore, Raffles started out as a 10-room bungalow, 125 years ago. Over the next 20 years it grew to become the landmark that it is today – and the haunt of tycoons, rogues, adventurers, movie stars, authors and journalists. Visiting writers included Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham and Noel Coward, a host of foreign correspondents – all of whom fed in the stories and legends, fact and fiction, which have clung to the hotel ever since. Through their stories, the Long Bar, the Palm Court and the Billiard Room with its tiger, became familiar to people who had never even been to Singapore. Today these stories remain and are relished – but time has not been allowed to stand still at Raffles Hotel.
In September the iconic Raffles Hotel, Singapore, celebrates its 125th anniversary. So what better way to mark this special point in time and Raffles’ continuing story, than to turn to another timeless symbol of good taste and style: Jaeger-LeCoultre, whose own history goes back over nearly 180 years?

The company’s double-sided Reverso watch line is a classic. When its case is turned over, the Reverso is transformed into a jewel that can be personalized forever by an engraving. Now, to mark its 125th, Jaeger-LeCoultre has created an exclusive engraving “Raffles Hotel 1887-2012 Singapore”, available on Gents’ Reverso Grande Taille, and Ladies’ Grande Reverso Lady Ultra Thin.

Pierre Jochem, General Manager of Raffles Hotel commented: “Like Raffles, Jaeger-LeCoultre never stands still – it continues to inspire and surprise. Whether it’s staying in Raffles or wearing a Reverso, style and magic has nothing to do with age. Timelessness is about moving with the times and adapting to the world around us – but never forgetting our heritage, which is priceless.”

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BRM Mak44 Chronograph

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Love this.  May look really huge, but this is actually a reasonable 44mm piece.  The case is made from something called ‘Makrolon’, which is a thermoplastic polymer apparently.

The lugs, crown and pushers are titanium and the crystal is sapphire.  Water resistance to 50 meters.

Movement is the automatic ETA caliber Valjoux 7753 – 29 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 46 hours

All yours for 8,800 Euros!

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Captain’s Watch

[Press Release] Omega has created the Seamaster Aqua Terra “Captain’s Watch” in celebration of this year’s Ryder Cup. The special edition will be worn by American Ryder Cup team captain and Omgea brand ambassador Davis Love III. Love, whose twenty PGA Tour victories include the PGA Championship in 1997, has been a part of six U.S. Ryder Cup teams, winning the cup in 1993 and 1999.

Omega will be serving as Official Timekeeper of the Ryder Cup for the first time in September within the scope of its partnership with The PGA of America. The tournament, which is one of the most popular and hotly anticipated events on the golfing calendar, is a competition between teams from Europe and the United States contested every two years, alternating between American and European courses. There is no prize money involved – the best golfers in the world compete purely for the victory.

The Seamaster Aqua Terra “Captain’s Watch” has a 41.5mm brushed and polished stainless steel case with a polished bezel and double sapphire crystals. Movement is the Swiss automatic Omega exclusive Co-Axial caliber 8500 with a Si14 silicon balance spring.

The silver dial has the vertical “teak-pattern” lines that characterize the watches in the Aqua Terra collection. Brushed and polished 18kt white gold indeces mark eleven of the hours; there is a date window at 3 o’clock. The watch has distinctive facetted blue hands that are coated with Super-LumiNova, making them legible in all lighting conditions; the central seconds hand has a yellow tip.

The Omega logo on the dial and the words “CO-AXIAL CHRONOMETER” are red as are the non-numeral markers on the minute track. “Seamaster”, “150m/500ft” and the numerals on the minute track are blue. These colors against the silver background of the dial subtly recall Davis Love III’s national flag.

Bell & Ross Vintage BR126 Sport Chronograph

Quite like this ‘classic’ style piece (not a big fan of B&R’s square models).

A svelte 41mm in stainless steel, it has an AR-coated sapphire crystal and water resistance to 100 meters.

Movement is the automatic ETA caliber 2894-2. It has 37 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 42 hours.

Whatcha reckon?

Rudiger Siegen

A brand I’m not really familiar with, but looks pretty good.

Germany’s Rudiger Siegen is a ‘cost-effective’ option: a 44mm model, in stainless steel and black PVD (or polished stainless steel).

The crystal is mineral and water resistance is to 100 meters.

Movement is a Japanese quartz, Miyota caliber 1L-45.

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Graham Chronofighter Oversize New Generation

A raft of options for this model if you’re into big.  Black, grey, black forest, black Sahara, grey steel,and Amazonia green to be exact.

Actually, not outrageously so in the case department – 47mm in in stainless steel, or steel black PVD – but as per many other Graham’s offerings the start/stop mechanism beefs it up somewhat.

The crystal is an AR-coated sapphire, with a smoked sapphire display back.  Water resistance is 100 meters.

Power comes via an automatic Graham caliber G1747 with 25 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 48 hours.

Longines Conquest 24 Hours

Available in a range of colour options, this is the Longines Conquest 24 Hours.

It’s a smallish 41mm piece in stainless steel. There’s an AR-coated sapphire crystal and water resistance to 50 meters.

Movement is the automatic ETA Valgranges A07-171 with 24 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 48 hours.

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