Emile Chouriet A fine history to (re)build

— Emile Chouriet is one of those brands based on a previously dormant, little known heritage. Louis Moinet, Julien Coudray and many others are following the same path. It still has a long way to go but it has already enjoyed swift commercial success.

Patrick Jaton is the new CEO of Emile Chouriet. He agreed to take part in a joint interview with the founder of the brand, Jean Depéry. The latter created Emile Chouriet in 1997, naming it after a 17th century watchmaker to whom his ancestor, François Dagobert Depéry, supplied replica watches for sale parts.

Emile Chouriet Jean Depéry

Jean Depéry, founder of Emile Chouriet.
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Why did you create the brand in Emile Chouriet’s name and not after your own forebear?

Emile Chouriet was a Master Watchmaker, a well-known Geneva enameller and François Dagobert Depéry supplied him with watchmaking parts. Through him, we also pay tribute to François Dagobert Depéry.

Do you still have original Emile Chouriet pieces in your collection? 

We have an enamelled case that was in fact presented at Baselworld. We still have a great deal of historical research to do in order to find all the documents relating to Emile Chouriet’s history.

How would you imagine his works today in the 21st century? 

In the 17th century, Emile Chouriet was already a trailblazer. I can well imagine that anything he were to present today would be filled with creativity and technology.

Emile Chouriet was French. Is that an element that means a lot to you? 

No, not especially, in the sense that many French people came to Geneva at that time to find work because it was a trading town. Emile Chouriet found fertile ground in Geneva for practising his art and the Emile Chouriet brand has therefore been rooted in Geneva for centuries.

What future do you see for complicated pieces, such as the Wisdom, the minute-repeater that you have already produced? 

We had a great time in crafting these unique models. They represent our Rolex replica watchmaking expertise and thus important within our collection. Nonetheless, our key focus remains on small complications such as the Moonphase and the Catch The Moon, although we naturally feel free to create other key pieces of this kind.

Emile Chouriet Voie Lactée Moonphase

The Voie Lactée Moonphase model.
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You’ve recently developed two in-house calibres. How are they being rolled out within your collections

It’s a bit early to tell. We should be able to give a clearer picture by the end of the year.

You personally had a great deal of experience in the development of electro-mechanical calibres before devoting yourself to your own Manufacture. What is your opinion of smart replica watches UK?
Jean Depéry: As a technician, I think that the connected watch may run into problems in terms of autonomy, a prohibitive issue for a watch. According to an article I read, it appears that the connected watch would in fact be capable of offering far greater autonomy than is currently the case by capitalising on the watchmaking experience of its manufacturers.
Patrick Jaton: To round off Jean’s response, I don’t think the smartwatch will replace the mechanical watch. They will be obsolete after two years. A mechanical watch will always be repairable, whereas a connected watch will not. I think there is a place on the market for the latter, but the smartwatch will only strengthen the status of the mechanical Breitling replica watches as a truly valuable object.

Emile Chouriet Patrick Jaton

Patrick Jaton, new CEO of the brand.
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Despite your desire to increase your points of sale outside China, the latter remains a key market for you, but one that is shrinking somewhat overall. How did 2014 end for you?

We did not record a loss as significant as that experienced by other brands. We withstood the crisis. For the next few years, we intend to continue developing the Chinese market. At the end of the year, we will be represented in 360 stores on the Chinese market, which also includes Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. Of course, we also wish to increase our presence in the Swiss and European markets.

What might we see at Baselworld in a few weeks?  

You are cordially invited to visit our booth to find out! We are keeping the scoop for the opening of Baselworld.

Longines replica watches Video. Mikaela Shiffrin

— Discover Longines’ new TV spot featuring the talented alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin and the Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing replica watches for sale.

Shot in Sölden, the film highlights the slalom specialist in action, as well as the Official replica Rolex watches UK of the ski season – the Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing – a one hundredth of a second chronograph specially created for professional Alpine skiers as well as fans of this discipline.

Eterna Royal KonTiki Chronographe GMT

— Eterna launches its first in-house chronograph.
Eterna, Royal KonTiki Chronographe GMT

The Royal KonTiki Chronograph GMT’s 3927A movement is based on Eterna’s in-house 39 calibre equipped with additional features such as automatic winding, flyback chronograph, second time zone and date display. While the coaxial chronograph’s 30-minute and 12-hour counters share the totalizer at 3 o’clock, a second time zone with 24-hour calibration occupies its own subdial at 6 o’clock. Ensuring the dial’s harmonious balance is a small seconds display at 9 o’clock.

The latest KonTiki model, with its sporty appearance, remains true to the long series of predecessors, but still demonstrates a distinctive personality of its own. The first eye-catching feature is the bold, colourful dial design, which does much to underscore the chronograph’s dynamic character: a narrow, signal red circle running round the outside of the dial provides a dynamic contrast to the blue that references the origins of the KonTiki cheap Rolex replica watches UK family. This reminder of Thor Heyerdahl’s ocean-going expedition, to which the successful timepiece has for decades owed its name, is also emphasized by the wave-inspired design at the centre. The timepiece comes in a 45 mm stainless-steel case.

Eterna Royal KonTiki Chronographe GMT

The new Royal KonTiki Chronograph GMT features the first chronograph movement developed and manufactured entirely by the company’s own replica Rolex watchmakers.
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But the strong character and robust masculine impression left by the timepiece is due primarily to the unmistakable bezel. It comprises five black ceramic arcs, separated by five black, PVD-coated screws, and arranged in such a way as to depict the Eterna logo. The timepiece is completed with a stainless-steel with PVD strap.

IWC Replica Watches Portuguese Grande Complication

— With its 20 displays and functions, the Portuguese Grande Complication remains a milestone of haute horlogerie.  Portugaise Grande Complication  IW377602 © IWC

The Portuguese Grande Complication (Ref. 3776) has a total of 20 different displays and functions. The Calibre 79091 powers the chronograph functions, a perpetual calendar with displays for the date, day, month, year, decade and century as well as a perpetual moon phase and, supreme achievement in the art of mechanical Rolex replica watchmaking, the minute repeater.

The Swiss replica watches is available in 18-carat red gold or platinum.

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Portuguese watch family, the Grande Complication model appears with a number of understated modifications. The silver-plated dial, for instance, no longer features an engraving of the globe showing the lines of latitude and longitude. Because of this, it appears more composed, and the typical characteristics of the Portuguese – feuille hands, appliquéd Arabic numerals and railway-track-style chapter ring – are set off to better advantage. In the new collection, the case back is decorated with an engraved compass rose. The newly designed ergonomic strap horns are closer to the wrist and make the cheap fake watches for sale more comfortable to wear.

 

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The Portuguese Grande Complication is available with a red gold or platinum case.
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Between 1983 and 1985, master watchmaker Kurt Klaus designed and built the perpetual calendar for IWC Schaffhausen. It is mechanically programmed until 2499 and will require correction on just three occasions (in 2100, 2200 and 2300). What is more, the perpetual calendar has its own program to fulfil, and unlike the time display, does not need to be driven continuously.

Instead of this, it is given a mechanical impulse that advances it between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. The perpetual calendar is operated simply, via the crown.

The moon phase display, too, will be just 1 day out of sync after 122 years.

The complex minute repeating strike train chimes with lower chimes for the hours, a double strike for the quarter-hours and a strike on the higherpitched gong for the minutes. Each gong is individually made by hand and then carefully tuned for pitch and tonal purity.

The watch is supplied with a Santoni alligator leather strap; the strap on the 18-carat red gold version is stitched with red gold thread while the strap on the exclusive platinum model is finished with a platinum thread. Both versions are limited to 250 cheap replica watches.

 

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The case back is decorated with an engraved compass rose.
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Eberhard & Co. Gilda Precious White

— White served as a new replica watches for sale source of inspiration for the Gilda collection. Eberhard & Co., Gilda « Precious White »

Gilda Precious White has an elliptical case in steel and soft, harmonious lines enveloping a white mother of pearl face with Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock. The delicate “wave”motif is obtained thanks to a special engraving and is embellished by a circle of 50 diamonds. In this new version, the bezel is covered with a double row of stunning diamonds that frame the dial, for a total of 129 precious stones. The crown is also precious, as it is set with 14 diamonds. The result is a splendid balance of taste and style.

Eberhard & Co. - Gilda « Precious White »

Gilda Precious White (ref.61008/BR129).
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Gilda has a quartz Rolex replica movement, protected by a sapphire glass with a patented spherical dome and anti-reflective treatment. The floral design is echoed in an engraving on the back, which is secured by 4 concealed screws.

The model is completed by a white alligator strap with an elliptic clasp engraved with the letter “E”, but it is also available with a Chèri® steel bracelet which has a decisive and modern character and follows the line of the wrist with a clever touch of aesthetic and design.

SIHH 2015 Replica Watches How the Geneva garden grows

— Petals, leaves, pistils and stamens all flourished on the artistic crafts replica watches UK unveiled at the SIHH 2015. Let’s enjoy a brief stroll amid these floral delights
Bouquet de fleurs

Traditionally and for the past five or so years, WorldTempus has been devoting a bestiary to each major cheap replica watches show, listing the numerous Rolex replica watches featuring animals of all kinds. It must be said however that the SIHH 2015 was singularly lacking in the kind of creatures that generally thrill devotees of the artistic crafts. Given this marked absence of furry or feathered friends, we will instead take a look at the plant life liberally sprinkled across the models on show. Join us in leafing through a herbarium catalogue filled with vibrantly colourful specimens.

Let’s begin with the most (literally) animated of them all, the magnolia by Richard Mille. While the Tourbillon Fleur RM 19-20 is bursting with diamond buds and its dial is adorned with foliage, the real star of the show is a flower. Its broad petals automatically open and chose every five minutes. When the flower is thus revealed to the admiring gaze, its ruby-set stamens rise by a full centimetre, and with them the entire flying tourbillon, reaching to caress the domed sapphire crystal. The bloom then closes and resumes its slumber.

Richard Mille - RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur

The animated magnolia of the Richard Mille RM19-02 Tourbillon Fleur.
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The vibrant and equally animated Hortensia Creative Complication sets the stage for Chaumet’s favourite flower, the hydrangea, performing a gracefully pageant. Set with pink sapphires, one of the four central petals points to the hours, while another hydrangea blossom dressed in pink mother-of-pearl glides around the outermost contours of the flower. The floral motif is also reflected in the engravings adorning the case middle of this entirely decorated model.

Chaumet - Complication Créative Hortensia

The central flower of the Hortensia Creative Complications spins on its own axis, while that the engraved mother-of-pearl bloom twirls around it.
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Despite being captured in enamel and miniature painting, flowers are the living heart of the 2015 message from Van Cleef & Arpels. The Charms Extraordinaire Langage des Fleurs Rolex replica watches reprise the subtly allusive codes invented by the 18th century French florist Madame Prévost who used flowers to compose intimate messages. The three models evocatively named “Désir” “Espérance” and “Amour” each feature a specific arrangement created in the exquisitely delicate manner of the brand.

Van Cleef & Arpels - Charms Extraordinaire L'Amour

Charms Extraordinaire Langage des Fleurs by Van Cleef & Arpels “Amour” model, forget-me-nots, wallflowers and cyclamens.

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The Cartier d’Art collection has become a classic repository of Swiss replica watches with precious dials, joyfully mingling themes, techniques and decors. An engraved mother-of-pearl orchid with red enamel pistils grows on a bed of golden beads assembled using the Etruscan granulation technique introduced by Cartier in 2014. The Ballon Bleu case serves as a flowerpot for this composition, albeit a diamond-studded one…

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Cartier Ballon Bleu orchid motif replica watches UK with Etruscan granulation and engraved mother-of-pearl.
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After a year 2014 distinguished by a flurry of “artistic craft” models, the year 2015 looks set to produce a more modest crop. Nonetheless, Roger Dubuis has chosen this time to make its own entry into this field by exploring the Arthurian legend in a delightfully poetic manner. Excalibur was planted there; Genevieve and Lancelot took refuge there, Merlin lived there… Brocéliande was just as important as Camelot and ivy reigned supreme in this magical forest of Brittany. Its luxuriant foliage has invaded this skeleton tourbillon movement and its fine stone leaves grow on diamond-set vines interlaced with the bridges of the calibre.

Roger Dubuis - Excalibur Squelette Créatif Brocéliande

Excalibur Brocéliande by Roger Dubuis, graced with precious stone ivy leaves entwined with the skeleton movement.
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One of the world’s most ancient plant life patterns, the acanthus leaf has been a recurrent decorative theme since Antiquity and remains an inescapable neoclassical motif that Vacheron Constantin has adopted. As their name implies, the two Mécaniques Gravées models highlight the elaborate ornamentation on the movement itself. The mainplate serves as a dial and is hand-engraved with meticulous care in a process requiring a full month’s work for the tourbillon version and more than 10 days for Calibre 4400. Likewise, the entire visible surface on the back of the Swiss Rolex replica watches is also blackened and embellished with the same ornate pattern. Like a bed of flowers…

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Vacheron Constantin Mécaniques Gravées, with its acanthus leaf motif.
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SIHH 2015 Highlights from day 1

— A decimal minute repeater, British bling, a Portuguese revival and a new material
Panerai Mare Nostrum

Hear what you see

We hit a horological high very early in the day with the presentation of the new A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater, which is designed around the principle that you hear what you see. Since the digital time display jumps instantaneously, but the striking mechanism can take up to 20 seconds to strike out the time, A. Lange & Söhne decided to delay the jumping of the discs in the event that the pusher to operate the minute-repeater function (which consumes less energy than a conventional slider) is actuated shortly before the discs are due to change. So you always hear the time that is displayed on the dial. Other distinguishing features of this new piece are the non-circular shape of the gongs, the fact that the hammers strike the decimal time (to correspond with the decimal display on the dial) rather than the traditional quarter-hour repetition, that they do so in an inward rather than outward direction and that a new mechanism deactivates the striking-work if there are less than 12 hours of power reserve remaining – one of six different patents registered with this new model.

Read more about the new A. Lange & Söhne models on Wednesday here on WorldTempus.

A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater

The new Zeitwerk Minute Repeater by A. Lange & Söhne has a unique decimal striking work to match the digital time display on the dial.
© A. Lange & Söhne Swiss replica watches

British bling

Backes & Strauss are going all-out to capitalize on their British heritage. Famous London names are used for timepieces that showcase the very best in precious stones, as evidenced by the new Piccadilly Royal Blue model, which is set with 245 diamonds in 10 different cuts for a total of 37.6 carats. Versions using coloured stones will follow soon thanks the cooperation between Backes & Strauss and Gemfields. My patriotic heart started beating a little faster, however, at the sight of the special gem-set version of the Berkley cheap replica watches, with its Union Flag stone setting.

 

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The gem-set version of the Backes & Strauss Berkley model.
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New base movements, new manufacture movements and new Portuguese models from Schaffhausen

IWC has a busy couple of years ahead as it prepares to open an entirely new manufacturing facility in Merishausen, on the outskirts of Schaffhausen. Three new movements will be produced at the factory: two base calibres (the 42000 and 69000) and a new 52000 manufacture calibre, all presented at today for the first time. But the focus for 2015 is on the 75th anniversary of the Portuguese collection, which has been entirely revamped with everything from a hand-wound eight-day model right up to a grande complication with a minute repeater and perpetual calendar.

Read more about the new base movements from IWC tomorrow on WorldTempus.

IWC Portuguese Tourbillon Mystérieuse Rétrograde

The new Portuguese Tourbillon Mystérieuse is part of the Portuguese collection that has been entirely revamped in celebration of its 75th anniversary this year.
© Annabelle Levy/WorldTempus

Replica Panerai watches presents CarbotechTM

The Florentine brand focuses on the Submersible derivatives in its collection this year with versions in titanium and a new material called CarbotechTM. This is a fusion of single-ply carbon fibre and layers of the high-end polymer PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone), which binds the composite material, making it even stronger and more durable. The value of a prized mechanical movement is seen in the new limited edition Mare Nostrum model, featuring the brand’s OP XXV calibre, which is based on the Minerva 1322 base (see title image above). At a price of 37,700 euros with a titanium case, the added value from the movement is considerable, particularly compared with Radiomir 1940 and Luminor 1950 models presented with a new equation of time movement. These complicated models can be yours, in steel, for less than half the price.

Panerai Radiomir Equation du Temps

The Radiomir Equation du Temps is one of two new models featuring a new linear new equation of time indication.
© Panerai replica watches for sale UK