Ferragamo Women’s Idillio Chronograph Watch Collection


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Ferragamo WatchesThere honestly may not be any more fun watch complication than the chronograph, which is Greek for “writing time”. As a general rule, it’s not a good idea to fiddle around with a watch, but the chronograph practically begs you to engage. In fact, it was made to play with. Literally. What do I mean by this?

Chronograph History

Well, the first commercial chronograph was presented in 1821 by a watchmaker named Nicolas Mathieu Rieussec, who made a watch contraption he deemed the chronograph for King Louis XVIII. King Louis happened to enjoy the kingly sport of horse racing and wanted to know how fast (or slow) each horse completed the race—most probably his. So he commissioned Rieussec to figure out how to do this. Rieussec’s solution was to drop ink from a nib on two rotating enamel dials by pushing a button and thus the name chronograph, which has stuck to this day.

Historically the chronograph is a tool watch, meaning it was used to help with a timing job, such as in aviation, science, space, and of course, all types of racing whether motor or beast. As such it was considered a watch for a man. But times have changed and now women appreciate not only the function of a chrono but also its sporty good looks.

The Ferragamo Idillio Women’s Chronograph

The new Ferragamo Women’s Idillio Chronograph uses the stylish round Idillio case with the trademark lugs incorporating a cylindrical bar and gives it an energetic makeover. Utilizing a tri-compax layout, the running seconds, minutes and hours sit on dials located at 3 o’clock, 9 o’clock and 6 o’clock respectively—which are sprung into action (and stopped) with the pusher at 2 o’clock and reset with the pusher on the case at 4 o’clock. The dial also contains a date at the ready in a window at 4 o’clock.

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Just because a chronograph started out life as a man’s complication doesn’t mean it can’t have feminine flair and Ferragamo knows how to inject high fashion into everything they do. The Women’s Idillio Chronograph is dressed in a mother-of-pearl dial with chrono and sweep seconds hands featuring different pops of color including pink and turquoise, with the color theme carried over into the crocodile print calf strap. As befits a tool watch, the hour and minute hands are filled with lume to make the dial legible in fading light. Since the Women’s Idillio Chronograph is outfitted with a quartz movement, it won’t have to be wound or reset either.

Buy Ferragamo Idillio Chronograph Watch CollectionThe Ferragamo Women’s Idillio Chronograph comes in a modern 42 mm size case with a smaller 34 mm offering that has diamond indices on the dial. The beautiful collection was recently introduced at Baselworld 2014.

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Ferragamo F-80 Chronograph Watch Collection


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Ferragamo WatchesCalled the F-80 because it was released in celebration of Ferragamo’s 80th anniversary, this Salvatore Ferragamo collection of watches contains many different styles, including pilot and GMT models. One of the most popular watch complications for men is the chronograph. Let’s face it, boys love toys and not only is the chronograph a toy, it’s also a very useful one.

Buy Ferragamo F-80 Chronograph Watch CollectionUp until a year or so ago, it used to be thought that Nicolas Mathieu Rieussec came up with the first functional chrono, which was developed for King Louis XVIII in 1821 and inspired by his desire to time horse races. New evidence reveals that Louis Moinet predated Rieussec by five years, inventing the first chrono in 1816 for those working with astronomical equipment. However, the chronograph really came into prominence in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s to time intervals in aviation, space and other scientific fields and that’s why these timepieces are referred to as tool watches. They had to be rugged in some challenging environments.

In the past decade the brands have branched outside traditional materials, bringing in new ones from other fields such as aviation and Formula 1 racing in order to make watches more durable. Ferragamo has taken advantage of this trend and has introduced six new models of the F-80 Chronograph collection just in time for Baselworld 2014. The watches are made from scratch-resistant ceramic and titanium which are much lighter than stainless steel and therefore make larger, more modern sized watches less heavy to wear.

Ferragamo F55020014 F-80 Chronograph
Ferragamo F55020014 F-80 Chronograph
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The F-80 employs the well-balanced tri-compax layout on the dial, the chronograph totalizers in a triangle configuration around 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock, set against a textured dial for easy reading. In a substantial sized 44 mm case made of titanium, the watch incorporates a top ring with an inscribed tachymeter scale, while two stainless steel pushers at the standard 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock engage the chrono function.

Ferragamo F55010014 F-80 Chronograph
Ferragamo F55010014 F-80 Chronograph
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While those other than racecar drivers don’t really have need for a tachymeter, it’s still a fun function to play with. The tachymeter measures the average speed of a vehicle and the scale is calibrated to the length of a mile or kilometer. Here’s how it works: start the chronometer at the beginning of the starting line and stop it once the vehicle hits the mile or kilometer mark. Wherever the chronometer hand rests, look to the corresponding number where it’s pointing to on the bezel and you’ll have the average speed.

Buy Ferragamo F-80 Chronograph Watch CollectionThe new Ferragamo F-80 Chronograph models, powered by a quartz movement, come in combinations that include a titanium and ceramic top ring along with a choice of rubber strap or titanium and ceramic bracelet. There is also a flashier model with IP gold accents on the lugs, chrono pushers and crown.

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Ferragamo Buckle Watch Collection to Debut at Baselworld 2014

Ferragamo Buckle Watch Collection - FG5060014

by John Sealander  

A modern reinterpretation of the traditional buckle inspires a new line of Ferragamo timepieces and eyewear.

Ferragamo WatchesThe humble buckle has always played an important role in Salvatore Ferragamo’s history. The celebrated shoemaker often incorporated stylish buckles into the designs of his iconic shoes. These stylized buckles, which often took the shape of Ferragamo’s trademark Gancino hook, quickly became associated with the brand. As the brand grew, these familiar buckles began to appear on purses, belts and other fashion accessories.

Buy Ferragamo Buckle Watch CollectionNow, a new chapter in the distinctive Ferragamo buckle begins with the debut of the all-new Ferragamo Buckle Collection. This special project celebrates the importance of the buckle as an ongoing part of the brand’s heritage by reinterpreting the role it has played in defining fashion trends through the years. This excitingly original collection of fashion forward eyewear and watches takes the buckle beyond its role as a clasp on shoes, belts, and purses, and turns it into a pure esthetic symbol.

Ferragamo Buckle Collection Ensemble

Ferragamo Buckle Collection watches made their debut at Baselworld 2014.

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These distinctive 37 mm watches take their name from a stylized buckle shaped case that was derived from the iconic Ferragamo Gancino. This Gancino shape has been refined to become a beautiful cloche shaped buckle that mimics the form of Ferragamo Buckle Collection eye wear. The bezel is even available in tortoiseshell acetate, to match the frames of the glasses.

The elegant two-hand configuration features an asymmetrical dial in champagne, silver, dark brown or black with intricate guilloché finishing and four genuine diamonds as indices. The winding crown has been moved to the 12 o’clock position at the top of the buckle shaped stainless steel case for dramatic effect, and the unique asymmetrical lugs have been fitted with a premium vegetable-tanned calfskin strap, which comes in 6 different variations, including tobacco, beige, orange, brown, fuchsia and black; all with contrasting top-stitching.

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These amazing watches are a testament to Salvatore Ferragamo’s unique ability to combine old world craftsmanship with modern style. The new collection is destined to be a hit on the runway and with watch aficionados worldwide. Like all Salvatore Ferragamo watches, the new Buckle Collection is much more than a pretty face. Each timepiece is powered by a precision Swiss made Ronda 762 quartz movement and is water resistant to 100 feet.

Buy Ferragamo Buckle Watch CollectionThe Ferragamo Buckle Collection will be on sale at Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques and authorized retailers worldwide starting in May of 2014, but if you’d like one of these beauties on your wrist, you need to contact an authorized Salvatore Ferragamo dealer today. Something this unique isn’t going to last forever.

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Fortis F-43 Jumping Hours Watch Collection


by John Sealander  

Watch Aficionados Will be Jumping For Joy
When They See This New Fortis Complication

Fortis WatchesFortis has a long-standing tradition of creating unique and original timepieces. The company has collaborated with leading artists and architects to create limited edition “art watches,” as well as developing its own imaginative ways to indicate the time. This year, a brand new innovation will join a growing list of unique Fortis complications when the company introduces the new F-43 Jumping Hours watch at the Fortis Dorint Hotel Basel exhibit, around the corner from Baselworld 2013*.

Fortis F-43 Jumping Hours Watch CollectionThe Fortis F-43 Jumping Hours watch is based on the proven Fortis F2024 automatic movement that powers several other illustrious Fortis watches. This precision mechanical movement also powers another Fortis watch with a jumping hour complication: the popular B-47 Mysterious Planets Timekeeper.

Fortis F-43 Jumping Hours Watch

The F-43 Jumping Hours watch comes in two versions: one with a black dial inscribed with hypnotic concentric white circles, and a skeletonized dial that reveals the jumping hour wheel and mechanism. Both versions of the Jumping Hours watch use the same movement and feature a jumping circular disc at 12 o’clock to indicate the hour. Minutes are indicated more traditionally, using a central minute hand. The beautiful minimal design is both innovative and easy to read.

The 43 mm stainless steel timepiece features a fluted screw-in crown, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal and an impressive water resistance of 656 feet. The black dial version is equipped with an integrated solid stainless steel bracelet, while the skeletonized version has been equipped with a beautiful black leather strap that has been specially fitted to the case.

Other Fortis Art Watches

Fortis F-43 Jumping Hours Watch CollectionLike most Fortis “art watches,” this unique Jumping Hours watch is expected to be produced in very limited numbers. If you are a fan of Fortis quality and craftsmanship and would like something truly unique on your wrist, this is the watch for you. Since Fortis is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, Fortis watches are already in the spotlight. If you would like to secure a Fortis F-43 Jumping Hours watch for yourself or a friend, we encourage you to contact an authorized Fortis dealer immediately. As soon as the Baselworld Fair concludes, these spectacular timepieces will literally be jumping off the shelves.

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Ballet Dancer Kateryna Shalkina New Ambassador for Saint Honoré Paris

by John Sealander  

When One of Europe’s Leading Ballerinas
Talks About the Opéra, People Listen

saint Honoré WatchesThousands of people all over the world have fallen under the spell of famous Ukrainian ballet dancer Kateryna Shalkina. Parisian watchmaker saint Honoré could not have wished for a better ambassador than this internationally acclaimed dancer.

As the new ambassador for saint Honoré timepieces, Kateryna helped introduce many new saint Honoré Collections at Baselworld 2012. The young dancer sees many parallels between her career as a principal dancer and the Swiss made watch manufacturer she now represents. “Becoming a principal dancer is the summit of a long and difficult journey, just like the creation of a fine timepiece,” says Kateryna.

Kateryna Shalikina for Saint Honoré Opéra
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She was particularly impressed with the new saint Honoré Opéra Collection and wears the watch proudly on her many trips abroad. Kateryna says that she loves the new Eclair finish on her Opéra watch. The detail and superb craftsmanship involved in creating this luxurious diamond-like effect reminds her of the perfection she must strive for every day in her dancing.

In 2012, Kateryna Shalkina will be electrifying her audiences in Spain, Russia, Germany, Switzerland and France. This elegant and extremely talented ballerina lives by a code of ethics that she shares with the brand she represents. Excellence, performance and elegance are what make an exceptional dancer and an exceptional watch.

Kateryna’s Saint Honoré Opéra Eclair Finish
Kateryna's Saint Honoré Opéra Eclair Finish

In a world hungry for style and glamor, saint Honoré and Kateryna Shalkina are uniquely suited to adding a bit of elegance everywhere they go. If you would like to see what these fashion forward trendsetters can do for you, contact your authorized saint Honore dealer immediately and ask to see the watch that Kateryna Shalkina wears.

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Meccaniche Veloci Only One – Air Helicopter

Helicopter


by John Sealander  

One of the world’s most important helicopters continues to live at the heart of one of the world’s most exclusive timepieces.

Meccaniche Veloci WatchesMeccaniche Veloci’s exclusive Only One Collection made its official debut at Baselworld 2012. Each watch in this amazing “one of a kind” collection is constructed using actual components from the world of speed, like the fiberglass fairing from a racing motorcycle, or the magnesium flap from a supersonic fighter jet.

Now, Meccaniche Veloci is honoring one of the world’s most significant helicopters with the exclusive Swiss-made Only One Air Huey. The dial of this exotic creation has been fabricated from the airframe of an actual Huey helicopter. These extraordinary helicopters were used extensively during the Vietnam War for medical evacuation and were responsible for saving 1000’s of lives.

Meccaniche Veloci Only One Air Helicopter


Only a single example of the Only One Air Huey will be produced for each watch in the Quattro Valvole Collection. Each watch is totally unique, so the Quattro Valvole 48 Four Strokes Only One, Quattro Valvole 44 Chronograph, and the Quattro Valvole 42 Power Reserve each have their own one-of-a kind dial.

The construction of these unique timepieces has been rigorously documented and certified by Meccaniche Veloci. One lucky person will not only get an engineering masterpiece, they will also get a priceless treasure that is a genuine piece of history. For the serious collector, the Meccaniche Veloci “Only One” Air – Helicopter represents the opportunity of a lifetime.


The Huey made its first flight on October 20, 1956. Now, almost 56 years later, this celebrated workhorse will make its final flight to land on some lucky watch aficionado’s wrist. If you would like to become the owner of this extraordinary timepiece, contact your authorized Meccaniche Veloci dealer immediately.

The Huey became famous for the role it played in rescuing 100 U.S. soldiers stranded in the Vietnam jungle in 1967. With this amazing watch on your wrist, you could be the famous one this time.

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