Monday, December 6, 2021

The LAB Peripheral 3-Hands & Date

From Perrelet -
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Two different case finishes (Stainless steel case with razor grey PVD coating and stainless steel)

Perrelet
And two different dial versions (silver and black).
Perrelet
Hours, minutes, seconds, and date at 6'oclock.
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Here are the pertinents -

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Stainless steel case Ref. A110o/1 (silver dial) Ref. A110o/3 (black dial)

Stainless steel case with razor grey PVD coating Ref. A1102/1(black dial)
Ref. A1102/2 (silver dial)

Movement:

Manufacture Perrelet P-411 caliber, mechanical automatic movement Fitting diameter: 31.60 mm
Total diameter: 34.80 mm
Thickness, including oscillating weight: 5.02 mm

Vibrations per hour: 28.800 (4Hz)
Jewels: 30
Number of Components: 243
Power reserve: 42 hours
Balance-wheel shock protection system: Incabloc
Circular-grained and rhodium plated main plate
Bridges: Côtes de Genève, rhodium-plated with 3N gold engraving
Oscillating weight: rhodium plated, circular-brushed, engraved grooves pattern

Functions:

Central hours, minutes and seconds hands Date window at 6 o’clock

Case:

Cushion-shaped, polished-brushed stainless steel or razor grey PVD coating depending on the version, octagonal bezel
Size: 42mm x 42mm
Thickness: 13.51 mm

Anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass on both sides Case-back with sapphire crystal glass, secured by 6 screws Water resistance: 5 ATM

Dial:

Two color variations: silver and black
Central part with vertical decoration in relief and circular-brushed rim, surrounded by a matt sandblasted ring
Cut-out hour-markers filled with SuperLuminova
Luminescent hours and minutes hands
Central seconds hand
Silver or black flange for seconds indication on a scale of 5
Peripheral oscillating weight visible on dial-side, engraved grooves decoration
Date window at 6 
o’clock (white disc with black Arabic numerals on silver dial or black disc with white Arabic numerals on black dial)

Strap:

Black calf leather strap with alligator pattern and white stitching
Stainless steel folding clasp embellished with the Perrelet logo matching the case

PRICE:

Stainless steel case

Ref. A110o/1 - Euro 3.880,00 Ref. A110o/3 - Euro 3.880,00

Stainless steel case with razor grey PVD

Ref. A1102/1 - Euro 3.980,00 Ref. A1102/2 – Euro 3.980,00

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Tiger Power 2022

The Editor in Chief and the Executive Publisher were very excited about this year's Swatch New Year's special! So even though we haven't even hit the Winter Solstice, the moved this new release to the top of the story list - 

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This year it's the tiger's turn once again with the Chinese New Year special -

TIGER POWER 2022


Carrying forward the Bioceramic shift, this latest offering from Swatch is a "Big Bold" size, measuring 47 mm in diameter. $160 is the ask.

Warmest greetings of the season from the team at Tempus Fugit -







Thursday, December 2, 2021

Bumper!

Every now and then, you see something that makes you smile! And the Startimer Pilot Heritage Manufacture from Alpina is definitely causing quite a few smiles -

Courtesy of Alpina
Available in gold-plated stainless steel (above) or stainless steel (below) -
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But the real hero of this story is the movement -
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If it looks a little "strange", it should. It is brand, spanking-new bumper movement. Oh, and it's an Alpina manufactured movement, in case you were interested.

Bumper was at one time the standard for automatic movements. With that said, it did fall out of favor. But I personally am very intrigued by Alpina's decision to bring it back, if only for a limited edition of 188 pieces in each version.

Here are the pertinents -

Reference                             AL-709SR4SH5

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Functions

Hours, minutes, seconds


Movement
AL-709 Manufacture caliber, automatic
Bumper movement with rotor turning at 330°
26 jewels, 38-hour power reserve, 28,800 alt/h


Case
Brushed and polished yellow gold-plated 
2-part case
Diameter of 42X40,75 mm
Height of 13,25 mm
Scratch-resistant convex sapphire crystal
See-through case back
Water-resistant up to 10ATM/100m/330ft


Dial

Silver color dial with vertical brushed finishing, black minutes and seconds graduation
Applied yellow gold color indexes with red luminous treatment
Yellow gold color hour and minute hands with red luminous treatment
Yellow gold color second hand


Strap
Brown calf leather strap with off-white stitching

Reference                             AL-709SR4SH6

Courtesy of Alpina


Functions 
Hours, minutes, seconds


Movement 
AL-709 Manufacture caliber, automatic
Bumper movement with rotor turning at 330°
26 jewels, 38-hour power reserve, 28,800 alt/h


Case 
Brushed and polished stainless steel 2-part case
Diameter of 42X40,75 mm
Height of 13,25 mm
Scratch-resistant convex sapphire crystal
See-through case back
Water-resistant up to 10ATM/100m/330ft


Dial 
Silver color dial with vertical brushed finishing, black minutes and seconds graduation
Silver color indexes with red luminous treatment
Silver color hour and minute hands with red luminous treatment
Silver color second hand


Strap 
Brown calf leather strap with off-white stitching