Watch What You Say!
Horology is defined as the art of making instruments for indicating time. Corum wristwatches fall under this term perhaps better than producer of collectible, limited-edition timepieces. With various self-confident, innovative designs, many of Corum's rendering are inspired by 18th century classical art masterpieces, yet retain the highest of 21st century technological innovations. A lesson in etymology is not a requisite to conclude that these watches are absolutely stunning! The decorative detail is flabbergasting.
The new Classical Vanitas, for example, has hand-painted dials and is surrounded by marble and precious stones. Six distinct models are available with over 40 variants, with many versions new or soon to be available.
Recently, we touted Carl F. Bucherer's single-copy Queen's Watch as a splashy testimony to his firm's exquisite craftsmanship and outrageously divine opulence. However, being the fair-minded purveyor of luxury living we are at Luxe, we deemed it appropriate to also bare Carl F. Bucherer's masculine side with the Patravi collection. Because, after all, kings have needs too.
And the Patravi Chronograph GMT series addresses those needs royally. The ease of setting the dual time zone succinctly appeases a man's need for flawless functionalism, while its commanding presence accentuates an aura of distinction and refinement. Six unique styles provide options aplenty to define individuality. Select from four Louisiana-alligator leather straps or two stainless-steel metal bracelets with easy-fastening mechanisms.
The Patravi Power Reserve wristwatches are also quite formidable. With a built-in decentralized power-reserve display, you readily know how long the watch will keep running. Models are available in black or white faceplates and come with either calf-leather straps or stainless-steel bracelets. These wristwatches also come in six variants and are waterproof to a depth of 50 meters.
Last but definitely not least, as there is no such terminology used when talking about wristwatches by Carl F Bucherer. The Patravi Tonneau collection offers six superb, sleek sophisticated wristwatch styles so stunningly attractive that women may find themselves gravitating toward this collection too. The Tonneau collection features a power-reserve display, a second time-zone display and a multi-part stainless-steel watchcase. Three stainless-steel bracelets and three with leather bands are available.
Keeping your self-winding watch set accurately can be a rather perplexing issue when you happen to own more than one wristwatch of this nature. Strapping your various wristwatches to both arms and wearing those at the same time really isn't a practical solution-unless you are going for the "street hustler" look. So, what can you do to keep your team of watches running punctually? Orbita is the timely solution when accurate timekeeping is a top priority.
Orbita offers an array of winder modules that are guaranteed to keep even the most complex self-winding wristwatches on time perpetually. Orbita is the preferred manual winder for Patek Philippe, the designers of the Sky Moon Tourbillion #5002. By far, this is not your typical self-winding wristwatch, priced at $800,000. Robb Report Magazine named it the "Best of the Best Watches 2002." However, this unique self-winding timepiece is as complex as it is extravagant. If it stops ticking, there are 12 intricate settings that need to be reset.
Due to this instrument's winding crown position being set differently; most are set at 3:00, while the Sky Moon Tourbillion #5002 is set at 4:00. There were doubts that Orbita could handle it. But, after a few modifications to the Orbita Sempre by president and chief engineering "guru," Chuck Agnoff, the Oribita Sempre delivered flawlessly. Orbita offers power winding for any spring-wound or weight-wound clock.
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