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The Pro-Hunter GMT Master II

A new industry, meant for extremely close circles and only particular customers, is the business of Pro-Hunter. “Watch tuning” is part of their business, as the Rolex cage proves it. They have now released a new timepiece, the GMT II. Designed by Kamal Choraria, this watch has a reputable past.

 It was first made for Tom Ford’s chain stores, a few years ago, under the name of Tom Ford Pro-Hunter. Thing is, the previously named director and fashion designer requested a golden Rolex. In spite of this, he seriously liked the idea, and the project got abandoned, because Tom’s lawyers decided that the project was too new and didn’t show profit at that time.

Another reputable name, Magnus Thorud, enjoyed the later design of the timepiece, and finally asked for one in August 2011. This project, the Pro-Hunter GMT Master II comprises a personally engraved back case, marked from 001 to 100, diamond-like carbon coating, the Pro-Hunter golden font, and bright gold markers on top of a black dial.

If you would like to be the happy possessor of a piece like this, get on JamesList and order one for £14,950,

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2011 in Time Pieces

 

Chopard Mille Miglia, a life in racing (by cc)

Good morning people!

How was your weekend? Hope you had a great time, enjoying the last bit of summer here in the Mediterranean or looking up the new fall collections if you ‘re somewhere up north! Things were pretty smooth here at the Mansion, and we ‘re all set for a week of bringing you the latest in everything that’s dope!

I noticed during the weekend that time goes by pretty fast when you ‘re having a good time and you need to keep track of it, so this takes us to our new Candy Story, the Chopard Mille Miglia.

The Chopard Mille Miglia is a classic piece, highly valued in the world of watches, an object of desire among collectors, yet affordable and suitable for everyday use. It’s history is tied to both the Chopard brand and the timeless Mille Miglia race, which was an open road endurance racing that made Gran Turismo sports cars like Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Maserati, BMW and Porsche famous.

So, what’s so special about this particular chronograph? Well, being a product of the Geneva-based company, it boasts exquisite craftsmanship and timeless design. Each year Chopard develops a  new Mille Miglia model, the Participant pieces, ever since they decided to promote this vintage cars race in 1988. The watches have the word Participant engraved on the back. The collection also features the Special, Racing Colors, Grand Turismo, Jacky Icks, Quartz and Classic editions. Once you wear one, you instantly feel the quality. It’s very light and comfortable and features automatic winding in both directions with central oscillating weight, as well as tachymeter functions. The Classic features stainless steel casing, the classic rubber tire-like band, sapphire glass and silver dials. Titanium casing is also available in some editions, as well as stainless steel and 18K pink gold. The power reserve is an industry standard 46 hours, so no complaints there.

All in all, this is a beautiful sports watch, it’s simplicity and elegance being it’s brilliance! It’s lightweight and affordable, an everyday chronograph with a great history for everyone in the know. After all, Candy is all about quality, so this week take a pause and think of classic cars, classic time pieces and a place where everything is Candy.

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For further Chopard inquiries, contact us at:

candymansionofficial@hotmail.com

chris.candy_m@hotmail.com

 

This article was written by chris.candy

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2011 in Time Pieces

 

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Audemars Piguet – royal oak offshore grand-prix rose gold

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2011 in Time Pieces

 

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Tourbillon HD

Movement RD520
Automatic flying tourbillon with micro-rotor

Rhodium-plated – Circular-grained plate – “Côtes de Genève” motif – Tourbillon carriage shaped like a Celtic cross

Certification: Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark (pending)
COSC

Specific features Flying tourbillon at 7 o’clock (one rotation per minute)
Automatic winding by a micro-rotor visible on the dial
60-hour power reserve
Finely adjusted in six positions
Functions Hours and minutes at the centre
Small seconds on the tourbillon
Number of parts 227
Thickness 6.50mm
Frequency 3 Hz (21’600 alt/h)
Power reserve min. 60 h
Movement RD520
Calibre 15”’
Jewels 30
Power reserve min. 60 h
Water-resistance 5 bar
Frequency 3 Hz (21’600 alt/h)
Case-back fastened with x screws
Glass Sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides
Shape Round
Case size 45mm
Strap Alligator leather
Available in Rose gold

 

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2011 in Time Pieces