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Madoff auction welcomes bids on wristwatches like: Rolex, Ulysse Nardin, Blancpain, Piaget, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, IWC and Jaeger LeCoultre.

(Bernard Lawrence “Bernie” Madoff)

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Bernard Lawrence “Bernie” Madoff was born on April 29, 1938. He is the former Chairman of the NASDAQ stock exchange and the admitted operator of the Ponzi scheme that might be “the largest investment fraud in Wall Street history”.
In March 2009, Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 felonies and admitted to turning his wealth management business into a massive Ponzi scheme that defrauded thousands of investors of billions of dollars. Madoff said he began the Ponzi scheme in the early 1990s. However, federal investigators believe the fraud began as early as the 1980s. The amount missing from client accounts, including fabricated gains, was almost $65 billion. The court appointed trustee estimated actual losses to investors of $18 billion. On June 29, 2009, he was sentenced to 150 years in prison, the maximum allowed.
Madoff founded the Wall Street firm Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC in 1960, and was its chairman until his arrest on December 11, 2008. The firm was one of the top market maker businesses on Wall Street, which bypassed “specialist” firms by directly executing orders over the counter from retail brokers.
On December 10, 2008, Madoff’s sons told authorities that their father had just confessed to them that the asset management arm of his firm was a massive Ponzi scheme, and quoting him as saying it was “one big lie”. The following day, FBI agents arrested Madoff and charged him with one count of securities fraud. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had previously conducted several investigations into Madoff’s business practices since 1992, which critics contend were incompetently handled.
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Madoff lots are 196-299 & 301-386.
U.S.Marshals Service
National Forfeited Jewelry Auction
Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 10 AM
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During the auction conducted live on Saturday, November 14th at the New York Sheraton Hotel & Towers and online simulcast utilizing http://www.proxibid.com., many of Madoff’s belongings were auctioned. And so, his wristwatch collection. Between the wristwatch brands he was a fun, like Rolex, there were many Cartier, Ulysse Nardin, Blancpain, IWC, Hublot, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Piaget and Bulgari’s expensive watches.
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Some of them, the most expensive Rolex and some from other wristwatch brands:
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ROLEX: Gents 18kr vintage Rolex chronograph wristwatch; silver/white dial w/ black sticks & Arabics; 36.10mm round case; Black stitched crocodile strap (tang); Serial 66658 (1936); professionally restored.
$23000 – $26500

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ROLEX: Gents 18ky vintage Rolex Oyster chronograph wristwatch; Monochrome motif; gold dial w/ luminous sticks & Arabics, 3 gold sub-dials; 35.1mm round case; Brown stitched Alligator strap (tang); 17 jewel Rolex Genève mechanical winding mvmt; Case 4048; Serial 58105 (1935). Note: Professionally restored.
$54000 – $58000

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ROLEX: Gents st.steel & 18kr & 18ky vintage Rolex Oyster chronograph wristwatch; rose gold bezel, yellow gold crown; white dial w/ black sticks & Arabics; 34.6mm round case; Brown stitched Alligator strap (tang); 17 jewel Rolex Genève mechanical winding mvmt; Case 3668; Serial 146583 (1940). Note: Professionally restored.
$60000 – $63500

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ROLEX: Gents 18ky vintage Rolex O.P. “Monoblocco” chronograph wristwatch; aka “Prisoner Watch”; domed plastic crystal; black dial w/ rose tri-sticks & Arabic numerals; gold hands; polished bezel; 35mm round case; dk brown alligator strap (tang); Model 3525; 17 jewel Rolex mechanical winding mvmt; Serial 380223 (1945).
$75000 – $87500

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WATCH: Gents st.steel Ulysse Nardin San Marco GMT wristwatch; black dial w/ luminous Arabic numerals; syn saph crystal; date at 3 position; dual-time at 11 position; 37mm round case; Black stitched leather band w/ tang buckle; Automatic mvmt; Model 203-22; Serial No 978.
$1500 – $2000

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WATCH: Gents st.steel Blancpain Leman chronograph flyback wristwatch; white dial w/ white sub-dials (3); syn saph crystal; date at 6 position; 38.2mm round case; brown alligator strap w/ deployant buckle; Automatic mvmt; Model 2185-1127-53B; Serial No 294.
$4000 – $5200

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WATCH: Gents 14kw Piaget Gouverneur Automatique chronograph wristwatch; light blue dial w/ matching sub-dials (3), Arabics; syn saph crystal; date at 6 position; 34.2mm round case; black alligator strap w/ 18kw Piaget tang buckle; Automatic mvmt; Model 12978; Serial 810797.
$4500 – $5800

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WATCH: Gents 18kw Patek Philippe Annular Calendar wristwatch; black dial w/ silver Roman numerals; date at 6 position; 3 black sub-dials; syn saph crystal front & back; 36.95mm round case; black alligator band w/ 18kw deployant buckle; Model 5035G; 35 jewel Patek Philippe automatic mvmt, Cal. 315/198, Serial 3059777.
$12500 – $15600

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WATCH: Gents 18ky Audemars Piguet Huitieme chronograph wristwatch; crème colored dial & sub-dials (3); date at 3 position; gold hands; 40.4mm round case; dkBrown alligator strap w/ 18ky AP double deployant clasp; Automatic mvmt; Serial C54966.
$6000 – $8000

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WATCH: Gents st.steel IWC Portuguese chronograph wristwatch; silver dial w/ rose gold markers; 40.9mm round case; stitched brown alligator strap w/ tang buckle; Automatic mvmt; Model IW3714-01; Serial 2697455.
$3000 – $4000

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WATCH: Gents 18kt rose gold Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duo wristwatch; Night/Day dials; brown crocodile strap w/ 18kr deployant buckle; Mechanical, winding mvmt; Case 270.2.54; Serial 1961500.
$4000 – $5100

Metropolitan Ballroom
New York Sheraton Hotel & Towers
811 Seventh Avenue
New York City, NY 10019

The auction was conducted by:
´Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers

[Source: CanadaEast]

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Audemars Piguet: The Royal Oak Carbon Concept

Audemars_Piguet The Royal Oak Carbon Concept
Carbon fibre has been the preferred material for high-performance applications that demand sturdiness. Formula 1 race cars, America’s Cup yachts and, even aerospace vehicles, have fully leveraged the material’s technical properties: strength and lightness.
Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet is a pioneer according to the use of carbon fibre for function as well as form. The Royal Oak Carbon Concept is surprisingly light thanks to materials such as forged carbon, amorphous carbon coatings, ceramics, titanium, and anodized aluminium, which forms the watch’s green central bridge. The absence of a dial provides a full view of the hand-wound Caliber 2895 movement’s key components: the tourbillon carriage—comprising more than 70 parts yet weighing a mere 0.45 grams—and the column wheel, which is the chronograph’s nerve centre. Audemars presents a novel twist on the 30-minute chronograph with a linear minute counter consisting of two columnar scales, with tens of minutes on the left and single minutes on the right. Tiny windows that correspond to each numeral mark elapsed time by changing from white to black. The wearer shifts from winding to time-setting by adjusting the stem.

Technical data:
Movement
Calibre: 2895, hand-wound with tourbillion
Total diameter: 151/3 lignes (34.60 mm)
Casing-diameter: 33.80 mm
Thickness: 12.01 mm
34 jewels
384 parts
Power reserve: 237 hours
Cadence of the balance:
21,600 vibrations per hour
Finishing: hand-polished bevelling, sides hand-drawn with a file, matt surface, sapphire-blasted
Carbon mainplate, eloxed aluminium bridges
Case
Forged carbon
Ceramic bezel
Caseback ring in black PVD-coated titanium
Diameter: 44 mm
Total thickness: 15.85 mm
Sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance: 100 m
Display
Integrated onto the movement
Graduated dial ring with luminescent hour-markers and white minute markers
Openworked luminescent hour and minute hands
Strap
Hand-sewn alligator leather with large square scales,
AP folding clasp in titanium
Functions
Hours and minutes
Linear chronograph minute counter with central sweep seconds hand
Power-reserve indication
Selection indicator

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Watches in Series: From the Earth to the Moon, Journeyman, Simply Ming, Noble House and Viva La Bam.

From the Earth to the Moon (1998)

Through dramatization, this series relates the story of the conquest of the moon by the Americans, from the Mercury and Gemini projects to the legendary Apollo missions.

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Omega Speedmaster

Seen in the credits of this HBO mini-series is the Omega Speedmaster

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Journeyman (2007)

It actually takes a serious look at how being tossed around in time would effect a person’s life and relationships taking an almost realistic view of marriage. The real center of this show isn’t time travel, but relationships.

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JourneyMan-OmegaOmega Seamaster Chronograph

Dan Vassar (Kevin McKidd) wears an Omega Seamaster Chronograph (Model 2594.52)

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Simply Ming (2003-)

An intelligent, talented and well-educated chef presents dishes connected to Chinese cooking.

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Cheff Ming Tsai wears a Breitling ChronoAvenger.

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Noble House (1988)

The story is based on Struan & Co. Jardine-Matheson and the events of Noble House actually took place over a period of seven years in the 1960s. Though Jardines has transferred its headquarters to Bermuda and sold its shipping interests in 1984, it is still a major presence in Hong Kong.

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Ian Dunross (Pierce Brosnan) wears a Cartier Pasha 38mm in Noble House.

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Viva La Bam (2003-2006)

A show that follows Bam Margera (of Jackass and CKY fame) in his attempts to anger his parents. Unlike CKY or Jackass, Viva La Bam focuses mainly on the torture of Bam’s parents and less on harmful stunts.

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Breitling Chrono Super Ocean

Ryan Dunn wears a Breitling Chrono Super Ocean

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Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin: The AMVOX2 DBS Transponder

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The AMVOX2 DBS Transponder is the most recent addition to the exclusive AMVOX range of timepieces created jointly by Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin – and the most vivid example yet of the powerful synergy between the two companies. A dramatic fusion of high-tech engineering skills and the finest watchmaking expertise, this revolutionary timepiece features an integrated transponder circuit that allows the owner to unlock or lock their Aston Martin DBS simply by pressing the sapphire crystal.
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Like the AMVOX2 Chronograph DBS, this elegant new timepiece has no push buttons: the vertical trigger system of mechanical levers patented by Jaeger-LeCoultre allows the chronograph to be started, stopped and reset by pressing the sapphire crystal. Augmenting these functions in the AMVOX2 DBS Transponder is a miniaturised transmitter system that controls access to the owner’s DBS. As the driver nears the car, they simply press the ‘OPEN’ position on the watch glass (between 8 and 9 o’clock) and the door-opening system is activated.
Pressing the ‘CLOSE’ position (between 3 and 4 o’clock) locks the car again.
The unique connection between Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin is evident elsewhere on the watch, too. The exquisitely detailed dial features a suspended metallic grey DBS logo, there is a subtle Aston Martin emblem on the movement operating indicator, and the ruthenium grey bridges, satin finish and black background evoke the look of the DBS’s instrument panel. The outer dial ring, meanwhile, has an opening that allows a tantalising glimpse of the chronograph functions – just as the slender wheel rims of the DBS expose the mighty brake calipers behind.
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Created specially for Aston Martin DBS owners, the AMVOX2 DBS Transponder is the first mechanical timepiece to operate not only as a chronograph but also as the key to a luxury sports car. An engineering masterpiece in miniature, its beauty and functionality stand as testament to the inspiration and expertise of the partnership that created it.

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Omega’s 40th Lunar Landing Anniversary: Buzz Aldrin and the Omega Speedmaster Chronograph.

Edwin Eugene “Buzz” Aldrin was born on January 20, 1930. Buzz is an engineer, retired United States Air Force pilot and astronaut who was the Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 11, the first lunar landing. He was the second person to set foot on the Moon, following his mission commander Neil Armstrong.

Aldrin was selected as part of the third group of NASA astronauts in October 1963 being promoted to back-up crew for the mission. According to different NASA accounts, he had originally been proposed as the first to step onto the Moon’s surface, but due to the physical positioning of the astronauts inside the compact Lunar Landing Module, it was easier for the commander, Neil Armstrong, to be the first to exit the spacecraft.


Aldrin is a Presbyterian and an active freemason. After landing on the moon, Aldrin radioed earth: “I’d like to take this opportunity to ask every person listening in, whoever and wherever they may be, to pause for a moment and contemplate the events of the past few hours, and to give thanks in his or her own way.” He received Communion on the surface of the Moon, but kept it secret because of a lawsuit brought by atheist activist Madalyn Murray O’Hair over the reading of Genesis on Apollo 8.

Buzz Aldrin joined Omega CEO Stephen Urquhart at Omega’s Flagship Boutique in New York last June in order to mark the anniversary of the lunar landing. He spoke about the importance of keeping and active speace tourism programm and, of course, lunar exploration, including artists and writers so that thet can reflect on the experience.

Omega has been an active participant on NASA’s programs and, because of being moonlanding’s 40th anniversary, the wristwatch company focuses on its iconic Speedmaster Chronograph along with President John F. Kennedy (the one who promoted United States’ lunar landing.


Omega Speedmaster Chronograph

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Watches in Movies: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Stranger Than Fiction (2006), Pulp Fiction (1994), Rambo (2008) and Push (2009).

Anthony Zimmer (2005)

In Paris, the international police force together with the Russian mafia is trying to chase Anthony Zimmer, a man responsible for laundry of dirty money in France. The only means of reaching Zimmer is through his beloved mistress Chiara, who is under surveillance of the police and the mobsters.

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IWC Limited Edition Portuguese Chronograph

Chiara (Sophie Marceau) is wearing a IWC Portuguese

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Agent James Bond 007 is on a mission that includes a media magnate, his former lover and a Chinese agent. Bond gains the helping of Wai Lin on his quest to stop him, but how will Bond feel when he meets up with his former lover, who is know Carver’s wife.

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Omega Seamaster Professional

An x-ray of an Omega Seamaster from the opening credits.

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring and repetitive. One day Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his life.
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Timex Ironman

Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) wears a Timex Ironman

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hit men up to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his next fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-for incidents.

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Lancet WWI Trench Watch

A close-up shot of the watch worn

Rambo (2008)

In Thailand, John Rambo is living peacefully capturing snakes and transporting people and cargo in an old boat. But when he joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit. Rambo refuses, but is convinced by another member, Sarah Miller, to take them up there. When the aid workers are captured by the Burmese army, Rambo decides to venture alone into the war zone to rescue them.

Rambo-Panerai

Panerai Marina Base PVD

Rambo (Sylvester Stalone) wears a Panerai Marina Base in PVD

Push (2009)

A group of young American ex-pats with telekinetic and clairvoyant abilities are hiding from a clandestine U.S. government agency. They must utilize their different talents and band together for a final job enabling them to escape the agency forever.

Push
Swiss Navy Chronograph

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Perpetual motion reinvented. Jaeger LeCoultre Atmos 56

(Jaeger LeCoultre Atmos 56)

The world’s only clock movement that runs on thin air has reached its eightieth birthday. The Atmos 561 was created to celebrate this landmark occasion; it is completely balanced and simple according to its design.

Since its invention, the Atmos has embodied the passion of its creator, Jean Leon Reutter. Designer Marc Newson, who has always been fascinated by the Atmos clock, has designed its case as a Baccarat crystal bubble, which brings out its ethereal nature, lends it a futuristic elegance and catapults it into the ranks of today’s great designs. This exceptional clock is being made in a limited series of 888 pieces. The Atmos 561 illustrates the creativity of its designer.

Born in Australia, 44-year-old Marc Newson was the one who, long attracted to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s legendary clock, one day contacted the Grande Maison and offered a design for it. This suggestion was greeted with immediate enthusiasm: Jaeger- LeCoultre accepted his offer. In the Atmos 561 Newson managed to capture, in the staggering innovative power of his interpretation, the very essence of the Atmos clock, which for eighty years has symbolised the dream of quasi perpetual motion.

TECHNICAL DATA:

Movement:
mechanical,
almost perpetual,
Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 561,
crafted and assembled by hand
284 parts
annular balance,
60-second oscillation period

Functions:
hour,
minute,
month,
moon phase

Dial:
metal moon with circular-polished finish
white and black metal moon disc

Hands:
Blued aluminium

Cabinet:
bubble shaped, made by the Baccarat crystal makers

Dimensions:
276 mm x 250 mm x 163 mm
Limited series of 888

Reference: 516 51 01

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Hublot Red Devil Bang For Manchester United

Swiss watch brand Hublot introduced a new Big Bang watch that commemorates its official timekeeper partnership with Manchester United football club. The new timepiece is called “Red Devil” as a tribute to Manchester’s nickname.
Crafted from satin-polished black ceramic, the Hublot Red Devil Bang measures 44.5mm in diameter and features a strap in ribbed black rubber. Unique to the Red Devil Bang are bezel lugs in red composite resin; these eye-catching accents echo the dial details, most notably the Manchester United logo at 3 o’clock. It also features a 45-minute chronograph counter, specifically engineered to measure the halves of a football match, and it is fitted with glare-proofed sapphire crystals. It is water resistant to 100 meters.
Hublot will produce just 500 examples of the Red Devil Bang and each timepiece being individually numbered. A portion of the proceeds obtained from each sale will benefit the Manchester United Foundation which reaches out to young people through sports related activities.

TECHNICAL DATA
Case “Big Bang” diameter 44.5 mm in satin-polished black ceramic, with satinfinish
end pieces
Bezel Black, satin-polished ceramic with 6 titanium H-shaped screws –
sunken, polished and blocked
Crystal Sapphire crystal with interior/exterior anti-reflection treatment
Bezel lug Red composite resin
Lateral inserts Black composite resin
Back Titanium with sapphire crystal, interior anti-reflection treatment with
opaque Manchester United logo
Crown Steel with black rubber insert
Push-pieces Steel, rectangular with black rubber insert
Water-resistance 100 m or 10 ATM
Dial Matt black microblasted with red index appliqués markers, yellow
motion-work, 45-minute counter with yellow figures at 9:00, red Red
Devil logo in the counter at 3:00
Hands Brilliant black with yellow luminescent feature, red chronograph hand
Movement 45-minute counter mechanical chronograph with automatic winding,
Hublot HUB45 calibre
No of components 252
Rubies 55
Bridges Polished, satin-finish with chamfered edges
Screws Black PVD
Calendar Rectangular aperture at 6:00 with yellow date
Oscillating weight Tungsten carbide with dimpled surface coated with black PVD
Bottom plate Sand-blasted; rhodium-plated
Barrel With reinforced spring
Escapement Glucydur balance spring
Power reserve 42 hours
Strap Adjustable ribbed black rubber
Clasp Steel and black PVD deployant clasp
Limited Edition 500 numbered pieces 01/500 – 500/500

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The Blancpain Carrousel Volant Une Minute


(The Blancpain Carrousel Volant Une Minute)

The Blancpain Carrousel Volant Une Minute watch is a new complicated watch from Blancpain that confirms the passion for inventive haute horlogerie that made the brand a untouchable reference among collectors. This watch’s remarkable movement was inspired by the carrousel, an invention of Danish watchmaker Bahne Bonniksen. Created in its original form in 1892, the carrousel was to count the effects of gravity upon the escapement of a timepiece. The carrousel has been meticulously engineered to complete a single revolution each minute, another factor that makes it remarkable; traditional carrousels completed a single rotation at an unspecified rate that could vary between 27 and 42 minutes.

The Blancpain Carrousel Volant Une Minute Technical Information:


(The Blancpain Carrousel Volant Une Minute)

Item number: 00225-3434-63B
Brand: Blancpain
Style Number: 00225-3434-63B
Also Called: Blancpain 00225-3434-63B, 00225343463B, 225343463B, 00225 3434 63B
Series: Carrousel volant une minute
Style: Mens
Case: Platinum
Dial Color: Black
Watch Bracelet / Strap: Leather – Black Crocodile
Watch Clasp: Platinum Deployant Buckle, engraved
Movement: Automatic
Engine: Blancpain Caliber 225 (36 jewels, 262 components, 21,600vph)
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date, Flying Carrousel
Crystal: Sapphire – Anti Reflective
Case Diameter: 43.5 mm
Caseback: Sapphire Crystal Display Back
Bezel Material: Platinum
Bezel Function: Fixed
Water Resistance: 100m / 330ft (suitable for swimming and shallow snorkeling; unsuitable for diving)
Crown: Platinum, Fluted
Calendar: Automatic Day, Double-window Date
Power Reserve: 100-hours

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IWC 2009 Collection: The Little Prince, a tribute to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Saint-Exupery

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


The Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince), published in 1943, is French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s most famous novel. Saint-Exupéry wrote it while living in the United States. It has been translated into more than 180 languages and sold more than 80 million copies making it one of the best-selling books ever.

An earlier memoir by the author recounts his aviation experiences in the Saharan desert. He is thought to have drawn on these same experiences for use as plot elements in The Little Prince. Saint-Exupéry’s novel has been adapted to various media over the decades, including stage, screen and operatic works.

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and The Little Prince

There is The Museum of The Little Prince in Hakone, featuring outdoor squares and sculptures like The B 612 Asteroid, The Lamplighter Square, the sculpture of the little prince. There is a large Little Prince Park, The Consuelo Rose Garden. But the main part of the museum is the indoor exhibition. Before France adopted the Euro as its currency, Saint-Exupéry and the little prince were on the French 50 Franc banknote; the artwork was by Swiss designer Roger Pfund. One of the anticounterfeiting measures on the banknote was micro-printed text from Le Petit Prince, visible with a strong magnifying glass.

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In 2006, IWC honoured the early pilots with a limited edition of chronograph watches dedicated to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, well known pilot and author of one of the most famous novel of all times: The Little Prince.

In 2009 the fourth and final series of watches dedicated to Saint-Exupéry was launched. It is a Big Pilot’s model, made in a limited edition of 1.900 timepieces

iwc-edition-antoine-de-saint-exupery-Technical Data

Features
Mechanical automaticmovement, date
Showed that a 24-hour display (UTC monitors), time
Shows that can be used for an hour through the steps
Crown, the center seconds stop function,
Soft iron inner case, returned to sculpture, limited
Version: 1 platinum (not to sell), 250 white
Gold, 500 index rose gold, stainless steel 1188

Sports
Caliber 30710
Vibration 28,800 / hour / 4 Hz
Jewelry 23
Power reserve 42 h
Voluntary winding-up

Case
Materials platinum, platinum, rose gold,
Stainless Steel
Sapphire glass, convex, Turner,
Secured on the downward pressure
6 bar water resistance
44 millimeters in diameter
Height 12.9 millimeters

Weight
Watch platinum Brown buffalo strap with two hundred and ten grams
Watch white water buffalo and Brown 172 grams of gold bracelet
Watch the Rose Gold and Brown buffalo strap 168 grams
Watch stainless steel and brown buffalo strap 115 grams

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Omega Reference 3211.31.00 / Omega and Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher was born 3 January 1969, in Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany. He is a former Formula One driver and also a seven-time Formula One world drivers’ champion. Nowadays, he is a current advisor and also an occasional test driver for Ferrari. He is the only German that won the Formula One World Championship. In a 2006 FIA survey, Michael Schumacher was voted the most popular driver of the season among Formula One fans.

Omega Ref 32113100

Steel on steel
Reference: 3211.31.00

MOVEMENT

Caliber: Omega 1164
Self-winding chronograph, chronometer movement with rhodium-plated finish
Power Reserve: 44 hours

CRYSTAL

Domed anti-reflective, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal

CASE & DIAL

Stainless steel case
White dial

WATER RESISTANCE

Down to: 100 meters
330 feet

Size

Gents
Case Diameter: 40 mm

Features:

Date
Chronograph
Chronometer
Small seconds
Tachymeter

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Omega Reference 3212.80.00 / Omega and Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher was born 3 January 1969, in Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany. He is a former Formula One driver and also a seven-time Formula One world drivers’ champion. Nowadays, he is a current advisor and also an occasional test driver for Ferrari. He is the only German that won the Formula One World Championship. In a 2006 FIA survey, Michael Schumacher was voted the most popular driver of the season among Formula One fans.

Steel on steel
Reference: 3212.80.00

MOVEMENT
Caliber: Omega 1164
Self-winding chronograph, chronometer movement with rhodium-plated finish
Power Reserve: 44 hours

CRYSTAL
Domed anti-reflective, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal

CASE & DIAL
Stainless steel case
Blue dial

WATER RESISTANCE
Down to: 100 meters
330 feet

Size
Gents
Case Diameter: 40 mm

Features:
Date
Chronograph
Chronometer
Small seconds
Tachymeter

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Omega Reference: 3506.31.00 / Omega and Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher was born 3 January 1969, in Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany. He is a former Formula One driver and also a seven-time Formula One world drivers’ champion. Nowadays, he is a current advisor and also an occasional test driver for Ferrari. He is the only German that won the Formula One World Championship. In a 2006 FIA survey, Michael Schumacher was voted the most popular driver of the season among Formula One fans.

Ref 35063100

Steel on steel
Reference: 3506.31.00

MOVEMENT

Caliber: Omega 3301
Self-winding chronograph with column wheel mechanism. Officially certified chronometer. Rhodium-plated finish.
Power Reserve: 52 hours

CRYSTAL

Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal

CASE & DIAL

Stainless steel case
White dial

WATER RESISTANCE

Down to: 100 meters
330 feet

Size

Gents
Case Diameter: 42 mm

Features

Date
Chronograph
Chronometer
Small seconds
Tachymeter

.

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Omega Speedmaster Legend and Michael Schumacher / Reference: 321.30.44.50.01.001

Michael Schumacher was born 3 January 1969, in Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany. He is a former Formula One driver and also a seven-time Formula One world drivers’ champion. Nowadays, he is a current advisor and also an occasional test driver for Ferrari. He is the only German that won the Formula One World Championship. In a 2006 FIA survey, Michael Schumacher was voted the most popular driver of the season among Formula One fans.

Steel on steel
Reference: 321.30.44.50.01.001

MOVEMENT
Caliber: Omega 3313
Self-winding chronograph movement with column wheel mechanism and Co-Axial Escapement for greater precision stability and durability of the movement. Free sprung balance, with date, hour, minute and continuous small seconds hands, central chronograph hand.
Power Reserve: 52 hours

CRYSTAL
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside

CASE & DIAL
Stainless steel case
Black dial

WATER RESISTANCE
Down to: 100 meters
330 feet

size
Gents
Case Diameter: 44.25 mm

Features
Date
Chronograph
Chronometer
Small seconds
Transparent case back

.

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Omega Speedmaster Legend & Michael Schumacher

Omega Schumacher I
Omega Speedmaster Legend

Ref.: 321.32.44.50.01.001


Michael Schumacher was born 3 January 1969, in Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany. He is a former Formula One driver and also a seven-time Formula One world drivers’ champion. Nowadays, he is a current advisor and also an occasional test driver for Ferrari. He is the only German that won the Formula One World Championship. In a 2006 FIA survey, Michael Schumacher was voted the most popular driver of the season among Formula One fans.

After winning two championships with Benetton, Michael Schumacher moved to Scuderia Ferrari in 1996 and won five consecutive drivers’ titles with them from 2000–2004. Schumacher holds many records in Formula One, including most drivers’ championships, race victories, fastest laps, pole positions, points scored and most races won in a single season. Schumacher is the only Formula One driver to have an entire season of podium finishes, a feat he accomplished in 2002. After the 2006 Formula One season Schumacher retired from race driving.

Schumacher is an ambassador for UNESCO and a spokesman for driver safety. He has been involved in numerous humanitarian efforts throughout his life and donated tens of millions of dollars to charity. He is the elder brother of former F1 driver Ralf Schumacher, currently racing in Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM). They stand as the only brothers in F1 history to have both won races and scoring the first ever 1-2 finish in Formula One.

Michael Schumacher has been OMEGA’s ambassador since 1997.

Omega Speedmaster Legend Technical Specifications:

Ref.: 321.32.44.50.01.001

Steel on rubber strap
Reference: 321.32.44.50.01.001

MOVEMENT

Caliber: Omega 3313
Self-winding chronograph movement with column wheel mechanism and Co-Axial Escapement for greater precision stability and durability of the movement. Free sprung balance, with date, hour, minute and continuous small seconds hands, central chronograph hand.
Power Reserve: 52 hours

CRYSTAL

Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside

CASE & DIAL

Stainless steel case
Black dial

WATER RESISTANCE

Down to: 100 meters
Case Diameter: 44.25 mm

.

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