This year’s TEMPUS commemorative edition will see a TEMPUS All‐Black collection. Featuring outstanding pieces by seven brands, this year’s theme focuses on the design and materials used to create this series. Watch enthusiasts can marvel the different textures of the monochrome colour apparent in the finished products.
The seven brands, which will be constructing All‐Black piece/s from their signature collection, are Audemars Piguet, De Bethune, Hublot, Jaeger Le‐Coultre, Richard Mille, SINN and TAG Heuer.
AUDEMARS PIGUET MC12 All Black
Hot on the heels of the Audemars Piguet’s world‐famous, Maserati MC 12 roadcar inspired timepiece, comes the limited edition Black Millenary MC12 Tourbillon and chronograph. A gripping reinterpretation of its predecessor’s powerful engineering and aesthetics, it comes with a luxurious black platinum case, which contrasts strikingly with red anodised aluminium bridges and red stitching on black crocodile leather strap. A transparent sapphire crystal caseback adds a touch of elegance to its ferocious façade and allows an unobstructed appreciation of the watch's exceptionally precise movement.
Available quantity: One unique piece
DE BETHUNE Big Power All Black
Power has never been more alluring. De Bethune’s Big Power is a technical triumph and a beauty to behold. Donning a sportive look, it features the DB22 movement of the De Bethune “Power” series, with a patented new function which allows the speed’s regulation of the winding system through the crown in the middle position. Set it in standard position for a quiet motion or in sport position for an active response.
Available quantity: 10 pieces
HUBLOT Bigger Bang All Black
A prime example of Hublot’s forte in combining Swiss tradition with 21 century watchmaking technologies, the Bigger Bang is the world’s first Tourbillon Column‐Wheel Chronograph with direct coupling on a flying tourbillon. A technical triumph and a ultimate status symbol, it is fitted with 33 rubies, a circular‐grained right bottom plated decorated in black gold, topped by extremely unique bridgework.
Available quantity: 5 pieces
HUBLOT Big Bang All Black
As its name implies, the Hublot “Big Bang” chronograph is all about power. Distinguishable by its impressively proportioned 44.5mm case, crafted entirely in black ceramic with alternating brushed and polished finishes, it is a powerful statement of top‐notching engineering, exacting craftsmanship and inimitable style.
Available quantity: 50 pieces
JAEGER‐LECOULTRE Gyrotourbillon All Black
In the wake of the phenomenal success of Jaeger‐LeCoultre’s Gyrotourbillon series, the limited edition Gyrotourbillon is set to capture the heart of the most discerning collector. Featuring a unique case made of 18k yellow gold covered in black with a stunning black dial, this rare object of desire boasts a spherical tourbillon, equation of time, perpetual calendar, date/month/year retrograde indication and even comes with an eight‐day power reserve!
Available quantity: 3 pieces
RICHARD MILLE RM16
Embodying to perfection the hallmarks of Richard Mille¹s horological genius, this breathtaking masterpiece is the most eloquent expression of the master’s impeccable craftsmanship and provocative design. Encased in special micro‐sandblasted titanium, it features a skeletonised automatic winding movement with hours, minutes, date and adjustable rotor geometry. This exclusive design allows the wearer to optimise and personalise the movement¹s winding mechanism to suit both sporting and non‐sporting environments.
Available quantity: 10 pieces
If your life depended on it, the slightest margin for error is inadmissible. Introducing the Sinn U Series diver’s watch! A technical marvel of unprecedented reliability, it features an exceptionally sturdy case made of German submarine steel, unparalleled in its remarkable resistance to seawater and anti‐magnetic quality. The rotating bezel’s minute scale for dive time reading is milled directly into the steel to guarantee safety, legibility and accuracy. Tested by Germanischer Lloyd, the global authority in pressure testing of submarines, the Sinn U Series is the ultimate indispensable equipment for professionals and sports divers.
Available quantity: 250 pieces
(NB: I have ordered one of the Tempus Sinn U1 watches for myself, it will look absolutely smashing. - SJX)
TAG HEUER Carrera Calibre 360 All Black
Delirious speed and ultra‐precise engineering on your wrist – that’s the Carrera Calibre 360 PVD distinction. The world’s first ever 1/100 mechanical wrist chronograph, it features movement 10 times faster than the fastest movement in any watch. This technical wizardry is contained within a massive steel case with domed sapphire crystal, making it that much more desirable.
Available quantity: 10 piecesThis message has been edited by SJX on 2007-06-10 23:41:18