Navigate. In how many ways can this verb be declined? At first glance many. In fact, come to think of it, there is no real limit. It would be like trying to hold back water with your hands. Of setting physical barriers at the liquid boundaries of the ocean. Of caging the imagination. When the sea is there, the perception of space expands to infinity. Here, the sea. A word that is inextricably welded with the verb to sail. But there are many ways to navigate. It is navigated by boat, or by imagination, or again, in the boundless sea of the Web.
Pisa Circle, 2,000 products “featured” for you
And that is where Pisa Circle comes in. The initiative promoted by Pisa Orologeria is proposed as a real digital showcase thanks to which it is possible to view at any time, and with any device, a selection of 2 thousand available products referring to more than 30 brands of jewelry, accessories and fine watchmaking.
One click is all it takes to satisfy one’s thirst for knowledge or to make an appointment directly at the Pisa Orologeria flagship store at 7 Via Verri in Milan.
Watches and chronographs, technology “drivers”
A safe harbor for those who harbor a great passion for watchmaking and, above all, a valuable compass to orient themselves in the boundless sea of proposals that boast a strong connection with the sixth continent. This is no accident. It is precisely the marine element that has always been an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the world of hands.
From marine chronometers, conceived in the 18th century to determine longitude information of crucial importance in the struggle for maritime trade supremacy to clocks designed to conquer the deep, the sixth continent for the time industry has always been, and still is, an extraordinary testing ground and research laboratory for experimenting with cutting-edge solutions and developing new materials.
The “top” clocks are on Pisa Circle
A race for innovation that has never stopped and has driven watch manufacturers to develop ever better performing and more beautiful time machines. Also, we add, in the Pisa Circle showcase. Where you will find from timeless classics of haute horlogerie, the latest novelties, unmissable limited editions. Here are 10 “top” chronographs and timepieces we selected for you.
Rolex Yacht Master 42 – Sailing Icon
Beginning precisely with Rolex, which for 2022 wanted to give even more vigor and substance to the link with the sailing world by presenting the new Yacht Master 42 in an exclusive yellow gold version, the metal from which the 42 mm case is made.
The bezel is rotating, bidirectional, and graduated with a matte black ceramic Cerachrom disc, polished and embossed graduations and numerals.
Ulysse Nardin Diver X Nemo – Full Sail
Sailing that remains an inescapable source of inspiration for Ulysse Nardin. Among other things, the Le Locle-based house is reported to be the official timekeeper of the Ocean Race the round-the-world round-the-world sailing race in stages that will start, in a revamped guise, in January 2023 from Alicante and conclude in Genoa in the second half of the year.
Prominent among the Pisa Circle proposals related to this brand is the Diver X Nemo. Made in a limited series of 300 pieces, it is named after Nemo Point, in the South Pacific off the coast of Chile, named in honor of the mythical captain created from the pen of Jules Verne. Closer to the International Space Station than to the mainland, Nemo Point has coordinates 48°52.6′S 123°23.6′W, the furthest ocean point from any coastline. From the surface of the sea to the deep sea is a short step. This is an area that has always been an extraordinary testing ground for the watch industry to develop new technical solutions.
Blancpain Batyscaphe – To the depths and beyond
Blancpain, whose vocation for the abyss culminates in a successful collection named Fifty Fathoms, knows something about this. The latest innovation, in order of time, is the Batyscaphe offered in a titanium version. Available on Pisa Circle has water resistance up to 300 meters.
With a diameter of 43 mm, the case of the new Batyscaphe is made of grade 23 satin-finished titanium. Rarely used in watchmaking, this grade of titanium requires a very precise machining process. The watch’s anthracite-colored dial features a handcrafted vertical satin finish, giving the timepiece a matte effect with a modern look. It is highlighted by the baton hands and luminescent geometric markers traditional to Bathyscaphe models, as well as a satin-finished titanium bezel equipped with a ceramic insert and a Liquidmetal time scale.
Tudor Black Bay Ceramic – The discreet appeal of ceramics
From titanium to ceramics. This is the absolute star of a new reference that points straight to the sea. It was conceived by Tudor, which wanted to expand its offerings by introducing the Black Bay Ceramic.
Available at Pisa Cricle features a 41mm case in matte black ceramic. Housed inside is the MT5602-1U manufacture movement that regulates the hours, minutes and seconds functions. The water-resistant timepiece to a depth of 200 meters is paired with a hybrid leather and rubber strap.
Panerai Submersible Forty-Four – Elegant in Black
Black remains the dominant hue of one of the novelties presented by Panerai at Watches & Wonders 2022 and now also featured among the Pisa Circle offerings.
The new Submersible QuarantaQuattro collection is declined in a version featuring a steel case and a black dial on which the date window at 3 o’clock and small seconds counter at 9 o’clock stand out. Regulating the functions of this timepiece is the caliber P.900 self-winding movement equipped with a 72-hour power reserve. Linked to the sea is another iconic collection in the watchmaking scene.
Longines Legend Diver Watch – I am Legend
It is the Longines Legend Diver Watch which, as its name implies, originates from one of the first dive timepieces conceived by the House of the Winged Hourglass, the 1959 Super-Compressor.
Today the Legend Diver Watch family salutes the arrival of a new version available on Pisa Circle featuring a 42mm case with a shaded ash gray dial on which luminous hands stand out, indexes interspersed with luminescent squares, and Arabic numerals with rectangles coated with Super-LumiNova. In the same way as the original model, the 42-mm-diameter case back features the figure of a diver printed in relief. The NATO-type fabric strap matches the color of the dial. This new model houses a self-winding mechanical movement with silicon balance spring and comes with a 5-year warranty.
Eberhard & Co Scafograf Black Sheep – Limited Edition
The past in a marine key has been a valuable source of inspiration for Eberhard & Co. The La Chaux-de-Fond-based house offered the iconic Scafograf GMT collection in a total black edition limited to 500 pieces. Christened The Black Sheep is now just a click away on the Pisa Circle storefront.
The timepiece features a 43mm steel case with black DLC treatment shade, the latter of which also characterizes the dial and bezel with ceramic insert.
Breitling Superocean Héritage II – Sea Time
The sea for Breitling takes on the contours of the Superocean Héritage II, a highly successful collection judging by the approval it has received since its launch.
The range also includes a reference declined in a chronograph version available within the Pisa Circle offering. The 44mm case is made of steel and features a dial inside in a refined sea blue hue on which the three chronograph counters stand out. The functions of the timepiece are regulated by Breitling Caliber 13.
Piaget Polo S Chrono Blue Panda – Under the banner of blue
And blue is back in the limelight again this time with Piaget choosing this color to characterize the two chronograph counters of the Polo S Chrono Blue Panda.
A limited edition and available from Pisa Circle, the timepiece features a silver-toned, guilloché-engraved dial.
Baume & Mercier Riviera – Homage to the French Riviera
If, however, it is not the color just the name is enough to evoke atmospheres that smell of the sea. A path followed by Baume & Mercier, which, with the Riviera collection, wanted to pay homage to the art de vivre and the atmosphere of the French Riviera.
For 2022, the Riviera 42 mm Automatic “Swiss Made” family will be enriched with a new model (available on Pisa Circle) with a steel case, slate-colored dial, and steel bracelet or interchangeable gray rubber strap. The microbillé titanium bezel screwed with four functional screws onto the case gives this contemporary timepiece a bold look with an undeniably sporty character.
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