The much awaited TEMPUS All Black Collection of Limited Editions

Jun 10, 2007,22:00 PM

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  


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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  pieces

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 By: SJX : June 10th, 2007-22:00
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 tex... the Sinn

 By: Andy : June 11th, 2007-07:45
price similar to the regular production model...I don't wish to break forum guidlines but I would assume only a fraction more if anything..?? Will it be available in England...I'm finding it very difficult to find a dealer over here..!! Will look forward ... 

Pricing has yet to be confirmed

 By: SJX : June 11th, 2007-08:01
But the price of the Tempus All Black U1 will most likely be a small premium over the normal U1. The All Black U1 limited edition will not be available in England as it will only be sold by The Hour Glass, which only has stores in Asia, including Singapor...