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Clipping: March at Iguana Sell

April 05, 2017 8 min read

Clipping: March at Iguana Sell

Maquinas del tiempo nº68

Mondaine acquires Luminox

Ronnie and André Bernheim, owners of Mondaine, acquired the 50% of Luminox last November They already owned the half of the shares since 2006. This acquisition allows a strong access to the American market. The Berheim hope to continue this trajectory and they will present some novelties in the next edition of Baseworld.

Luminox is known for its homologated system of lighting through microtubules that guarantees an autonomy of 25 years. Specialized in robust watches and designed to be used in extreme conditions.

Montblanc: Timewalker Chronograph 1000 Limited Edition 18

Within the Montblanc novelties, this year we should mention the Time Walker collection. The new models are inspired by the world of rallies and the Minerva sport chronographs. Within these new models, we will talk about the TimeWalker Chronograph 1000 Limited Edition 18 pieces.

The case is made in different materials, titanium and black ceramic mainly. It has a 46.4 mm diameter. The sphere of this model is clearly inspired by the world of the racing engine. For example, the power reserve indicator of the chronograph , located at three, refers to a fuel gauge.

As a detail, between eight and ten the sphere has been trimmed. Through that orifice you can see a small portion of the movement that corresponds to the area where the two handwheels are; the time regulation system and the chronograph regulation system .

It has a mechanical movement and MBM66.26 caliber. Functions of hours, minutes and small seconds. The sphere is black with horizontal lines in the central zone as decoration. The strap is black alligator with asymmetric holes and folding clasp.

Eterna: The pioneers.

The birth of the watchmaker brand Eterna goes back to 1856 when Dr. Josef Girard and the young teacher Urs Schild founded a workshop of ébauches brutes and finished movements in the city of Grenchen.

In 1870 were introduced the first automatic manufacture machines that worked not only thanks to the water of the near streams but also by the action of a modern steam engines. The factory already had almost 300 employees and produced movements with anchor and cylinder leaks, spindles and regulators. However, the excess of supply of movements propitiated a fall in the prices and Urs Schild saw that the only way to ensure the survival of his business was to manufacture entire watches. Thus in 1876 they began to manufacture watches with components entirely manufactured in their workshop.

Schild died in 1888 and his son Theodor, who had studied mechanical engineering, took over the business by increasing productivity and improving the quality and precision of watches. They started using modern manufacturing methods that included automatic and electrical production machinery.

At the beginning of the twentieth century the introduction of the wristwatches was an authentic revolution for the world of watchmaking. Not only for technical and aesthetic challenges, but also for the fierce competition that appeared at this time.

Eterna was one of the pioneers in introducing the bracelet models. In 1910 Eterna appeared at the Universal Exhibition in Brussels, where they was awarded with a Grand Prix. Four years later, they presented their first wristwatch alarm in series produced at the Swiss National Exhibition in Berne.

In parallel to their watches for men, Eterna elaborated an important collection of watches for the female audience. Among them highlights a collection launched in 1930 whose pieces were equipped with a rectangular model and baquette movement  with 7.25 x 22.5 mm, the smallest produced in series.

Since 1930 the firm has been working in the design of cases that offer an optimum protection against water penetration and the negative influence of temperature changes. Eleven years later Eterna created KonTiki, a robust and sporty model that still today is considered a benchmark in terms of equipment for extreme activities and for its reliability, accuracy, strength and endurance.

Preview Baseworld 2017


Eberhard & Co. Scafograf GMT


Automatic movement, caliber ETA 2893-2. Functions of hours, minutes and seconds. Date, seconds and time use. The case is made of steel with unidirectional rotating bezel with a 24h scale. Convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment. The sphere is blue with the hour marks coated with luminescent material. Blue rubber strap with steel clasp.


Frédérique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacure


Automatic mechanical movement caliber FC-781 manufactures and power reserve of 42h. It has functions of minutes and seconds. Date and time of the world. The box is 42mm gold plated stainless steel. The sphere is brown with sunny effect and a map of the world drawn in the center. Hourly and luminous indexes. 24h disc with day / night indication and cities of the 24 time zones abroad. The strap is made of leather with white stitching.

 

Luminox Navy Seal 3503 C-80


Swiss quartz movement and Ronda 505 caliber. Functions of hours, minutes, seconds and date. The case is made of carbon and has 45mm. The mineral crystal is water resistant up to 200m. The dial is blue with Arabic numerals. Luminescent indices and needles with gas micro tubules. Polyurethane strap with black steel clasp.

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity

Automatic mechanical movement and ML230 caliber. Fifty hours of power reserve. Functions of hours and minutes and small seconds. The case is 43mm stainless steel. Anti-reflective sapphire crystal. It resists water up to 50m. Skeleton  sphere with a counter lacquered in blue at 2h. Small second hand in blue at 4 h. and visible oscillator between 6 and 8h. The strap is crocodile leather with stainless steel folding clasp.

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Ball Watch Engineer II Power Light.


Automatic mechanical movement and Ball caliber RR1107-C. Functions of minutes and seconds. Date. The case is made of 40mm stainless steel and sapphire crystal. The sphere is black with luminescent indexes with gas micro tubules. The bracelet is stainless steel with a folding clasp.


Frédérique Constant Heart Manufacture.


Automatic mechanical movement, FC-941 caliber. 42h power reserve. Hours  and minutes functions. Date. 42mm stainless steel case and convex sapphire crystal. The dial is navy blue decorated with central guilloche. Roman numerals and alligator strap with stainless steel clasp.


Montblanc Heritage Chrinométrie ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph Vasco de Gama.


Automatic mechanical movement with double barrel and ExoTourbillon,  MB R230 manufacture caliber. Functions of hours and minutes and indication of seconds with stop in the tourbillon. The case is 18K red gold, 44mm. Diamond setting on the bezel. The strap is made of alligator skin from the Montblanc Pelleteria in Florence, with a clasp also in red gold.


Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Chronograph Skeleton.


Automatic mechanical movement, ML206 caliber. Functions of minutes hours and small central seconds. The case is made of black PVD stainless steel. Water resistant up to 100m. Skeleton dial, the strap is made of hand-stitched alligator skin and black clasp with safety buttons.

Montblanc Kandinsky Artisan Edition.


Celebrating its 110 years of pioneering spirit, Montblanc pays homage to one of the most important artists of the 20th century, Wassily Kandinsky. This limited edition with only three pieces, captures the visual language of Kandinsky using colors and geometric shapes through the effect of 3D layers. Referring to the Russian heritage of the artist, the Montblanc artisans have shaped the cone with rows of diamonds and dark blue sapphires evoking his early paintings of the Moscow Church. Kandinsky´s signature appears in the cap in black lacquer and in the golden nib represented by a "K".


The second version of this fountain pen is also a limited edition to 77 copies, referring to the age of Kandinsky at the time of his death.
It is inspired by his famous painting Yellow-Red-Blue. The skeleton cap in gold presents layers in blue, yellow and red. The body is also in red and blue with different gradations. Kandinsky's signature appears on the base of the cap and a "K" engraved on the nib.

Relojes & Estilográficas nº 155

Frédérique Constant Classic Fabrication Worldtimer. 

The artisians of Frédérique Constant have performance an extraordinary accomplishment. It is a calibre developed and assembled in their own manufacture, the FC-718 calibre is composed by 139 parts. With a diameter of 30mm that controls the Worldtime function through the crown and a frecuency of 28,800 alterations/hour and a power reserve of 24h. The case is made of stainless steel. The strap is brown leather.

 

Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph 1000.


Montblanc manufacturing has been inspired by the automotive races to create its new collection of TimeWalker watches, specifically in the chronograph "Rally Timer". In this collection the objective is to combine instruments of the past with the spirit of the car racing.


It is an 18-pieces limited edition with 2 patents and 22 auxiliar patents that combine performance and innovation. Its details reflect the spirit of racing both inside and outside of the piece. For example, crowns and bevels evokes the tops of the fuel tanks. The case is titanium with 46.4 mm diameter treated with a black DLC coating. It works thanks to a movement with two hearts one destined to indicate the functions of the time and the other a load of the indications of the chronograph.

Pelikan: The future looks at the past.


The Souverän Special Edition is one of the best versions of Pelikan, more focused on the versatile and casual audience. It presents in a blue color that remembers the sea flor. The rings and clips have been made in silver palladium and its 18K gold nib is available in EF, F, M and B. This edition has also  a roller and ballpoint pen.
 

Vintage lovers have before them an authentic whim; the special edition M120 Green Black.  The first of this models was launched  in 1955. It maintains its traditional shape and original materials, the nib is made of stainless steel plated in gold . The body has a luminous green color elaborated in resin whereas the adornments are plated in gold. Nibs are available in EF, F, M and B.

St. Dupont: The square of the circle.

This limited edition is a tribute to the artwork of Leonardo da Vinci by St. Dupont.
Leonardo da Vinci was one of the most outstanding men of the fifteenth century and his works represent an important legacy for the humanity, uniting art and technique.

The Vitruvian Man collection is inspired by the principles of the architect Roman Vitruvius. Based on that work Leonardo da Vinci made a study in 1492 illustrating the laws that govern the proportions of the human body.

It combines the Havana shades of the natural lacquer with the precious gold. Limited to 1.492 numbered pieces. They are equipped with a spectacular coated cap with natural lacquer and the character of Vitruvian man in yellow gold.The cufflinks  and the lighter, are finely engraved with the Vitruvian man in yellow gold.

The premium  lighter is covered with indestructible palladium brilliantly and delicately engraved with the Vitruvian man and Leonardo da Vinci's signature on both sides. The fountain pen limited to 1.492 pieces, has its body covered in natural black lacquer and enhanced with the Dupont logo. Available also on roller.

High technological watchmaking hand in hand with Montblanc and Google.

Loff.it

The design of these Montblancsmartwatches is very similar to an analogic watch, with a classic and vintage look, the only difference is that the operation of this device is completely tactile. In addition, it is made of high quality materials and has the latest technology for these devices.

In its interior we find the last processor of the Qualcomm house, the Snapdragon 2100. In addition, comes accompanied by 512 MB RAM and 4GB of internal memory. It also has Wi-Fi. Bluetooth 4.1, Google Assistant, magnetic charge, etc.

Glycine watch and 'House of Cards and Philosophy' by Irwin and Hackett

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Swiss watch company Glycinehas more than a century of history. One of its most iconic models, the Airman, arrived in 1953. Since then, this robust chronograph has been incorporating the technological innovations of the last years, but without obviating the demands of Swiss watchmaking tradition.

Find all the featured products of March at Iguana Sell.

In addition, you can visit our Boutique in Núñez de Balboa 90, Madrid to know these pieces in person.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the products, we are at your disposal.

Happy Wednesday!

Greetings,

María.



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