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THE LABEL’S GUIDE TO WATCHES—JUNE 2014

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-Day Tourbillon Openworked
The challenge with crafting the calibre of an open-worked mechanism is hollowing out just the right amount of the components, without that interfering with the working of the movement. The subtle balance is achieved by the artisans at Vacheron Constantin who painstakingly work to put together the 231 components of the movement of this edition of the Patrimony Traditionelle. With 31 jewels, this movement is set in a 42mm platinum 950 case that offers a water resistance of 30m. The dial features a slate-coloured ring with white gold markers, and a small seconds counter on the tourbillon cage at six o’clock.

Omega De Ville Trésor
Housing one of the most advanced co-axial movement that Omega has ever made, the 40mm case of the Omega De Ville Trésor is in 18-carat gold, with versions in Sedna, yellow and white. The domed dial of this watch, decorated in a ‘Clous de Paris’ structure, features gold hour markers, gold hands and a date aperture at six o’clock. Flanked by a black or brown crocodile leather strap, the watch is made to resist magnetic fields greater than 15,000 gauss, which is indicated on the caseback that offers a view of the mechanism through a sapphire crystal glass. This timepiece is water resistant to 30m.

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 5 Automatic
A classic edition of the Carrera watches from TAG Heuer, the Calibre 5 Automatic is available in two versions—one, in steel and rose gold, with a metallic bracelet strap, while the other is in steel, with a yellow gold bezel and a brown alligator leather strap. The fine-brushed steel and the meticulously polished edges on lateral rows are the highlights of this watch—examples of the attention to detail that give this classic timepiece its refined look. With a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal caseback, you can see the automatic movement that beats within this piece.

Carl F Bucherer Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition
Regarded as the most prestigious complication in fine watchmaking, the tourbillon is a feature in watches that becomes a matter of pride for the manufacturers. Carl F Bucherer enters that place of pride with the Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition, its first tourbillon timepiece. At the six o’clock position of the dial, the tourbillon cage is proudly displayed with a clear view of all its components. The dial also features two other counters—the 24-hour indication at 12 o’clock and the indication of the watch’s 70-hour power reserve at nine o’clock. Set in the 41.8mm, 18-carat rose gold case is a CFB hand-wound movement. With a glass and caseback in sapphire crystal, the case is water resistant to 30m.

Victorinox Maverick Sport
This distinctive timepiece from the Swiss army knife manufacturers, the Maverick Sport watches come in two versions—one that features hours, minutes and seconds at the centre and a date window at three o’clock, and another one that features a chronograph mechanism as well and the date window at six o’clock. Both versions are equipped with a quartz movement, encased in a stainless steel case with polished edges and featuring a unidirectional rotating bezel in a nylon-injected fibre. Both versions come with three types of straps, one in stainless steel and the other two in black and colour-striped NATO fabric.

Written By : Ranvijaysinh Jhala

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