Friday, 12 December 2014
Today, pilots have all sorts of electronic equipment to help them, but even then, the pilot’s watch is great for everyday use because of its reliability and clarity with respect to various aspects of flight. And for anyone interested in flying, it immediately becomes a source of fascination. It conjures up images of exploring the deep blue sky in a Spitfire or a Typhoon… The technical features of pilot’s watches are generally anti-magnetic qualities, good shock protection, and sometimes hacking seconds for synchronization.
Although designed to help pilots during mid-flight, aviation watches are some of the most stylish timepieces on the planet. There’s something about their functional design, which is both intrinsically appealing and unwaveringly masculine, and for this, we love them. Here are five of the best Pilot watches.
1. EMERGENCY II
The most famous of all aviation watches, the Breitling Emergency II is as stylish as it is practical. The dual frequency emergency beacon technology is basically part timepiece, and part radio transmitter. The system uses a rechargeable battery, which should be charged every two months.In addition to the dual frequency capabilities, the Breitling Emergency II watch is finally an emergency beacon system that allows for search and rescue anywhere in the world. It is water-resistant up to 50 meters. With the titanium case aside, the BREITLING Emergency II Watch comes in three different dial colors – Volcano Black, Cobra Yellow, and Intrepid Orange in 51mm case size.
2. Zenith Pilot Doublematic
The Zenith Pilot Doublematic boasts an impressive list of features without trading mechanical prowess for digital programming. Packed into its 45-mm steel case, the Doublematic sports a 30 minute chronograph, world time, an alarm with its own power reserve indicator, and a big date display — all thanks to the Zenith El Primero 4046 movement. The 4046 is a 5Hz automatic movement with 439 components, 41 jewels, a power reserve of 50 hours and a total thickness of over 9 mm. The Pilot Doublematic is designed for travel; whether you’re in the cockpit or the first class cabin, this impressive watch will be right at home.
A legendary watch among the IWC family, the Big Pilot has been in production for a staggering 70 years, making it one of the longest running watches from the famed Swiss brand. Housed inside is one of their most impressive movements – the biggest ever for IWC; the 51111-calibre movement effortlessly builds up a 7-day power reserve and the unique design of the case protects the watch against magnetic fields.
The signal red counterpoise on the central hand shows the silhouette of a jet. The model is offered in a 48 mm diameter, Case height 15 mm and Water-resistant 6 bar.
Bell & Ross’s watches mimic the instruments of an aircraft’s cockpit. The BR 03 presented in 2014 is made in ceramic, strong and scratch-proof, and matt black like aircraft instruments. The Swiss-made automatic movement (ETA 2892) provides hours, minutes, seconds and date, in a large 42-mm case, with 100 metres water resistance. The strap is in black rubber or black heavy-duty canvas, with black PVD-coated steel pin buckle.
The Khaki Pilot Pioneer Aluminum is the first time that Hamilton has used the light, aeronautical metal, in a series of four colours, sand, khaki, black and navy blue. The design was inspired by watches that Hamilton made for the R.A.F. in the 1970s, with an asymmetric case, wider on the right hand side than on the left. A crown at 2 o’clock can be used to rotate the internal bezel, whose markings make it possible to use the watch for a countdown. The H-10 movement has an 80-hour power reserve. The watch is very light, and mounted on a NATO strap of the same colour as the case, with leather details and aluminium pin buckle. The model is offered in a 41 mm diameter size.
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Embrace the festive season with gifting temptations and possessions for life time from Kapoor Watch Company. We bring to you a selection this festive season that is emblematic of your special bond and showcases your love towards your loved ones. These time tellers are a marvel crafted by the best watchmakers of the world making them a gift they will never forget
Choose from exclusive festival offers that suit your many needs or customise the gifting options as you please. We are here to turn your moment of celebration into a sweet and a lasting memory.
Thus we would like to throw some light as to why you should choose Kapoor Watch Company when buying or gifting possessions for life time this festive season.
1.) We know what will you like.
Your love for luxury is known to us and to reconnect with your vision for the world full of luxury, personal purpose, values, and passions is our goal.
2.) Innovation is what we appreciate and sell.
We love to sell what is most innovative and new in the market. Thus we make sure that we serve you with the latest fashion trends in the market when it comes to watches.
3.) We believe in authenticity.
We are an authorized retailer with major luxury watch brands. Every watch that we sell comes with the brand warrantee and we strive to maintain its quality before handing over these premium products.
4.) We develop a relationship for lifetime.
We are also an authorized service centre. With a team of highly trained technicians we make a point to remind you time and on that how important it is to regularly get your watch oiling and servicing.
5.) Not all about watches.
If you thought that Kapoor Watch Company is all about luxury watches, then us enlighten you. We are here to serve you with many other accessories to be gifted to your folks this festival season. A range of gifts from luxury pens to wallets and cufflinks all are available in the store this season.
Come and grab a piece from our luxurious collection or visit us at www.kapoorwatch.com .
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Celebrities are often
seen as fashion icons and those striving to keep up with the latest trends to
show off their fashion choices. We all
know, celebrities love to set trends whether it's the way they look,
accessories they wear and sometimes also the way
they lace up their shoes. While their starring roles make them
famous, the brands they wear or endorse often define their personality. Whatever
the accessory or brand, its demand increases significantly anytime a celebrity
is seen wearing it. Brands are well aware of this infatuation and do not miss a
chance to publisize any such event where their brand is being worn by someone
famous. Many of the famous celebrities and notable personalities are spotted
wearing expensive watches, here are some of the most famous ones: -
1. Roger Federer all suited up wearing the
new Platinum Rolex Daytona
Roger Federer, we all know him as a legend in the tennis world. Though it’s even hard to avoid Roger these days with his #photoshopRF’s India shoot all over twitter. He was pictured below in the Platinum Rolex Daytona that was launched at BaselWorld 2013, as the 50th anniversary edition of Daytona. The chestnut brown Cerachrom bezel perfectly matches the lacquered sub-dials within the ice-blue dial (A Rolex platinum special). It features a case made entirely of 950 platinum with 40mm dial size.
2. Usher flaunting his Audemars Piguet Royal Offshore
Usher Raymond the biggest R&B superstars of all time, loves to collect watches as his hobby. A delicious irony to this hobby is he generally runs late. In the picture below he is wearing a Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore. The watch features 42mm case in white gold with diamonds. The watch is set with 341 brilliant cut diamonds on whole.
3. Sonam Kapoor in her swanky Bulgari Tubogas
The lady who has really got classy sense of style in Bollywood is certainly Sonam Kapoor. She is well known for her sense of style. She plays with her clothes, accessories, hair and make-up to come up with a refreshing yet chic look each time. With such fashion tastes it is no surprise she was spottedwearing the new Bulgari Tubogas rose gold double twirl in a black dial.
4. Sofia Vergara Spotted wearing Cartier at Pre-Golden Globe shopping trip
Cartier rightly reported that the Ballon Bleu is its best selling watch. That was no surprise. Sofia Vergara the hottest female celebrity in the entertainment industry, amongst many other celebrities was spotted wearing a Ballon Bleu De Cartier. The Latina actress
was spotted wearing her 18K yellow gold Cartier ballon Blue during a pre-Golden Globe shopping trip. The Ballon Bleu adds a dash of elegance to male and female wrists alike.
5. Master Blaster wearing the Audemars Piguet while receiving the World Cup
The most admired sportsman in the world and surely, there are lot of people who would want to follow the trends he sets every now and then. His fans do not only patronize his sportsmanship but also wish to walk over his footsteps whether in terms of fashion or skills. The Little Master was spotted wearing an Audemars Piguet Offshore Chronograph that matches the gold on the Cup. This one is a Self-winding chronograph with date display in pink gold and a black rubber strap.
6. Harbhajan Singh at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Harbhajan Singh as its first ambassador from India with an inclination towards sports met his football idol Pele at the 2014 FIFA world cup in Brazil. He was spotted at the Hublot lounge which was the official sponsorer and timekeeper for the football event. Hublot was successful in launching 2 iconic football watches this year, one in the name of the football legend “PELE” and the other was the official football watch the “Bi-Retrograde”.
7. 50 Cent Sports a Hublot King Power
We already know he can sing and act, has a great sense of style and with that perfect style he banged us with the amazing Hublot Big Bang at the New York International Latino Film Festival. His pink gold Hublot King Power has a carbon bezel and comes in a rubber strap.
8. Yuvraj Singh showing off his Ulysse Nardin Limited edition watch
Who said only actors can wear expensive watches? Yuvraj wears the smile that says,“Hey, I have a Ulysse Nardin watch on my name”. Yuvraj is a legend in the art to practice cricket. In the picture Yuvraj is sporting his own limited edition Ulysse Nardin with 62 pieces engraved with his signature in the case-back. The watch features 43 mm in diameter and utilizes self-winding movement with 42 hours power reserve.
9. Sylvester Stallone in an amazing Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta Rattrapante
In his movie The Expendables, the action star was spotted wearing the Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta Rattrapante. This watch is a limited edition, featuring a split second chronograph. It has a lever bridge that protects the winding crown, ensuring a watertight seal. It was designed to be waterproof up to 100 meters of liquid. What’s wonderful about this watch is that its dial is covered by a 2-mm anti-reflective glass.
10.Kim Kardarshin n Caroline Wozniacki wearing the elegant floral Rolex
Named as the highest-paid reality television personality Kim Kardashian is not only an American television personality, socialite , fashion designer, businesswoman, model or actress but also a great lover of watches. She has been spotted wearing different Rolex models quite a many times. Here Kim Kardashian and Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki wear the Rolex Datejust 36mm with a pink floral dial and bezel diamonds.
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Sunday, 24 August 2014
Watches inherit a long and rich legacy of beautiful decoration and artistic craftsmanship. Whether ancient enamelling or fusion of new materials in todays technological advanced world, such innovations keep our love for watches alive.
One of the most enchanting things about watch design, especially when talking about mechanical watches, is the creativity and the scale at which everything happens. Not only are these designs absolutely beautiful, but are very innovative concurrently. But how can you determine what could be your ideal watch when you have to face an endless sea of choices out there on the market? If you’re asking yourself that question, then you’re at the right place! Here, you will find alist of most innovative watches of 2014 that the world can trust and praise about. These top models can definitely help you in achieving your personal hankerings.
1. BULGARI DANIEL ROTH CARILLON TOURBILLON MINUTE REPEATER
(LIMITED EDITION 30 PIECES):
Daniel Roth Carillon Tourbillon, an original three-hammer Minute Repeater with a pure, contemporary face. Its new calibre is entirely made in-house by Bulgari, featuring excellent acoustics and an original design.
The new Daniel Roth Carillon Tourbillon is a brilliant creation of complicated horology. This creation is the result of several years of meticulous development.
The watch makes masterful use of the iconic Daniel Roth case shape. The in-house, manual wind calibre DR 3300 has 2 barrels providing a power reserve of 75 hours. In addition, there are three stacked cathedral gongs, each of which individually shaped and bent by hand and then annealed at 900°C, cleaned and fired at 500°C. The gongs are actuated by three individual hammers and strike a C-note for the hours, an E-D-C sequence for the quarters and an E-note for the minutes.
Upon close look you will notice that the dial is made of a sapphire disk which does not attach to the case band or bezel — to better allow for the minute repeater to be heard.
2. AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK CONCEPT GMT TOURBILLON 44 MM
Bright, white, sleek and powerful, the Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon was presented for the first time at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2014 (SIHH) in Geneva.
Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon features a white ceramic bezel, crown and push pieces instead of black, all heightening the contrast with the titanium case. The manufacturers incorporated ceramic into the movement, replacing the blackened upper bridge of Calibre 2913 with white ceramic. As a result, the new Calibre 2930 is visually transformed,hourglass-shaped bridge further enlivened by the double symmetry of the tourbillon bridges and GMT display.Ceramic is an almost totally scratchproof composite material that can be scratched only by diamonds.
It takes around 8 hours to make the Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon’s bezel, compared to 45 minutes if it were steel. It features indicator mechanism function. As per the position of the winding stem, which is positioned on the dial at 6 o’clock , it indicates the function selected. The H, N and R indications correspond to the three different positions of the winding stem, meaning time-setting, neutral and winding respectively.
3. ROLEX DEEPSEA WITH D-BLUE DIAL:
COMMEMORATING JAMES CAMERON’S HISTORIC SOLO DIVE. FROM BRILLIANT BLUE TO BOTTOMLESS BLACK, ITS TWO-COLOUR GRADIENT DIAL CELEBRATES ONE MAN’S JOURNEY TO THE DEEPEST PLACE ON EARTH: THE BOTTOM OF THE MARIANA TRENCH.
The Deepsea D-Blue Dial diver watch has a unique dial that starts blue at the top and using a gradient goes to black. “D-Blue” likely stands for “diving blue” and the color change on the dial is in reference to a very special event.
In 2012, film director James Cameron worked with Rolex and a few other companies to design a new submersible vessel known as the Deepsea Challenger that was to dive deep in the Pacific Ocean to a depth of about 11,000 meters.James Cameron piloted the submersible himself and the mission was a success. Not only did Cameron want to “see another world” but he wanted to record the experience for a new film – as well as to aid scientific exploration. The color of the submersible was a similar green that Rolex used for the “DEEPSEA” text on the new Deepsea D-Blue Dial watch.
During the 2012 mission, Cameron wore a Deepsea watch on his wrist, and on the outside of the submersible was attached a not-for-sale prototype watch known as the Rolex Deepsea Challenge. This experimental dive watch was like a super-sized version of the normal Deepsea designed to withstand the massive pressure of being down to a maximum of 12,000 meters under water.
The Rolex Deepsea is water-resistant to a depth of 3,900 metres (12,800 feet) and built to meet the exacting demands of professional divers. The robust 44 mm case in 904L stainless steel, thick domed sapphire crystal and unidirectional rotatable bezel with a 60-minute graduated black Cerachrom insert exude the purposeful character embodied in the name.
4. BREITLING EMERGENCY II:
The Emergency II is the very first watch where dual frequency emergency beacon technology has been implemented into a timepiece.The Emergency II watch is basically part timepiece, and part radio transmitter.
The transmitter has a pair of antennae that sit in a pair of capsules which are accessible on the sides of the watch. Unscrewing the caps and extending the wire-style antenna automatically activates the beacon system, which alternates between sending out signals to the 121.5 MHz and 406.040 MHz bands periodically for about 24 hours. The system uses a rechargeable battery, which should be charged every two months.
Breitling supplies a smart charging base with each Emergency II watch. The charging base not only charges the beacon battery, but also does a systems check to ensure that the system is in proper working order. The watch movement itself operates on a separate battery. This new system is significantly more robust than the one in the older Emergency watch.
In addition to the dual frequency capabilities, the Breitling Emergency II watch is finally an emergency beacon system that allows for search and rescue anywhere in the world. It is water-resistant up to 5 atmospheric bars or about 50 meters. With the titanium case aside, the BREITLING Emergency II Watch comes in three different dial colors – Volcano Black, Cobra Yellow, and Intrepid Orange.
5. ROGER DUBUIS-HOMMAGE DOUBLE FLYING TOURBILLION
(REF NO. RDDBHO0563):
The tagline of the Hommage collection is “Incredible Mechanics,” and the Hommage Double Flying Tourbillon represents that as well as a high level of traditional and contemporary decorative arts.
The movement, Caliber RD100, is composed of 452 parts, has a 50-hour power reserve, and, like all of Roger Dubuis’s in-house movements, meets the criteria for the prestigious Poinçon De Genève.
Perhaps the most striking aspect of the watch aesthetically is the sunburst guilloche applied directly to the movement’s mainplate, which also serves as the dial. The rose-gold Roman numerals are applied directly to the front of the movement.This delightful pink gold non-set variation, the case and numerals are crafted from the same 5N pink gold colour and material, but the former is polished while the latter are satin-brushed, thereby creating a subtle tone-on-tone nuance of shade that is admirably complemented by the warm brown alligator leather strap.
6. BULGARI OCTO FINISSIMO TOURBILLON WATCH :
Bvlgari creates remarkable, unusual, and meticulous watches that perfectly combine Italian creativity and Swiss precision. Bvlgari’s Octo, being both a precision timepiece and an architectural creation, has become a mainstay in the watch collections of Bvlgari. This watch houses the thinnest movement with a flying tourbillon ever created – coming in at just 1.95mm. The movement, with 249 components, was designed first around the tourbillon cage, which determined the final thickness (or thinness). It's a remarkable feat of engineering and design that no watch enthusiast can ignore.
Every millimeter counts when designing a watch of this profound thinness. In seeking to make the thinnest possible movement, various solutions were devised. The first was the use of ball bearings for the moving parts: seven ball bearings are positioned on the basic movement, while the tourbillon cage has a cartridge bearing that allows it to pivot. The final ball bearing lets the escape wheel pivot. Next, the regulator assembly was eliminated, since timing is now adjusted on the balance wheel directly, which also helped make the movement even thinner. The barrel is kept in position and guided by three ball bearings on its periphery. This solution allowed the height of its spring to be doubled, yielding a significant power reserve approaching 55 hours.The 40mm platinum case is just 5mm thick – a testament to the engineering inside.
Aesthetic details like the octagonal facets and minimal art-deco style dial stay true to the tone of Bulgari's larger Octo line.
7. A.LANGE & SOHNE RICHARD LANGE PERPETUAL CALENDER "TERRALUNA":
A Lange & Sohne Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar "Terraluna" is a moon phase display of the entire track time and 14 days power reserve movement with 45.5 mm 18K rose gold case, circular design time and calendar display window while demonstrating the unique scientific precision. It laid down number of benchmarks in accuracy, innovation and design aesthetics, whether surface or bottom, equally unforgettable.
This model is inspired by the famous regulator from 1807 created by Johann Heinrich Seyffert. The large minutes display dominates the center of the dial, with the smaller hours off to the right and the running seconds to the left.There are small windows that display the day of the week and the month in the seconds and hours rings respectively, and up at 12 o'clock you'll find Lange's signature panoramic big date. Not only does the display feel typically Lange, but it also prioritizes the most pertinent information and gives less real estate to the less used information.
There is an asymmetric sliver cut out of the dial, below which is a disc numbered up to 14. As the 14-day reserve winds down, the disc moves beneath the aperture, showing you exactly how many days you have left. To keep you from having to do the math yourself, 14 days means a whopping 336 hours of reserve from two barrels.
8. HUBLOT BIG BANG POP ART YELLOW GOLD ROSE
(LIMITED EDITION 200 PIECES)(REF:341.VP.5199.LR.1933.POP14)
Hublot unveiled the Big Bang Pop Art, an ultra-feminine and vibrantly colored series that draws its inspiration from Andy Warhol and the famous American Art movement,Andy Warhol and his famous portrait of Marilyn Monroe immediately adds spring to mind.In this new series, Hublot pays tribute to Pop Art and playfully uses colors and everything in it is flashy, upbeat and vibrant. A first in the world of Haute Horlogerie, Pink, blue, purple, apple green: an explosion of colours in 4 watches, are all Pop Art reinterpretations.
The design is that of the iconic Big Bang 41 mm, featuring a bezel set with 48 baguette precious stones: sapphires for this one and dial with multi-coloured counters reminiscent of a painter's palette. The ensemble is completed by a strap in coloured alligator sewn onto tone-on-tone rubber for comfort and flexibility.