Paul Picot Basel 2013

Paul Picot had a wide selection of new offerings at fantastic price points.  The brands quality never ceases to amaze everyone here at AZ Fine Time, and the new selections are no exception.  One of the favorite new collections be released by Paul Picot is their new Firshire Ronde MEGAROTOR series.

Paul Picot Megarotor

Paul Picot Megarotor

These new MEGAROTOR’s have this name for a reason…  The rotor is huge!  Not only that, but this new system Paul Picot has introduced is about 20% more efficient in winding then your common ETA.  While the base of the movement is a 2892, the decoration assembly and modifications are all done in house by Paul Picot.  The rotor itself is made of tungsten, which adds extra weight and allows for esay fluid movement of the oversized rotor.  The lineup will have 4 variations of movement…

Paul Picot Firshire MEGAROTOR Classic

Paul Picot Firshire MEGAROTOR Classic

The Classic 3 hand with date

Paul Picot Firshire MEGAROTOR Day Date

Paul Picot Firshire MEGAROTOR Day Date

Paul Picot Firshire MEGAROTOR Day Date

Paul Picot Firshire MEGAROTOR Day Date

Paul Picot Firshire MEGAROTOR Day Date

Paul Picot Firshire MEGAROTOR Day Date

The Calendar Day-Date with day and date pointer at 6 o’clock

Paul Picot Firshire MEGAROTOR Day Date

Paul Picot Firshire MEGAROTOR

Paul Picot Firshire MEGAROTOR Moonphase

Paul Picot Firshire MEGAROTOR

Paul Picot Firshire MEGAROTOR Moonphase

Paul Picot Firshire MEGAROTOR Moonphase

There is a moonphase date pointer as well as a regulator (which I did not have an opportunity to take a picture of).

Another new into this year was a new variation of their Plongeur 48mm Helium valve.  While this model will not be COSC certified (as the other variations were), the price will be quite a bit less than original models.  This variation has a titanium and PVD case and will be limited to only 500 pieces for the world.

Paul Picot Plongeur C-Type Chronograph 48

Paul Picot Plongeur C-Type Chronograph 48

The addition of the Plongeur “S” will follow in suite without COSC certification, but an amazing price point.  This models will be available in 3 hand day-date and chronograph with either black or white dial.  All will have stainless steel 43mm cases, making for a nice sized diver.

Paul Picot Plongeur C-Type Classic Automatic

Paul Picot Plongeur C-Type Classic Automatic

Paul Picot Plongeur C-Type Classic Chronograph

Paul Picot Plongeur C-Type Classic Chronograph

As another part of Paul Picot’s dive series, the Paul Mariner adds a new style to the series and even more affordable than the rest.  The 2 listed below have new ceramic bezels with yellow gold accents.  Very sharp looking pieces at entry level pricing.

Paul Picot Picot Mariner

Paul Picot Picot Mariner

Paul Picot Picot Mariner

Paul Picot Picot Mariner

The Gentleman Sport 42 also had new new additions ranging from black PVD, steel and even a new brown PVD coating.  The entire line up looks fantastic and will be  around $2,000 for Paul Picot fans.

Paul Picot Gentleman Sport 42

Paul Picot Gentleman Sport 42

Paul Picot Gentleman Sport 42

Paul Picot Gentleman Sport 42

The Technograph series has a new limited edition for the Monza race in Italy.  While Paul Picot is a Swiss brand, its roots lie in Italy, which makes perfect sense for the collaboration.  This LE technograph looks incredible…

Paul Picot Technograph for Monza

Paul Picot Technograph for Monza

While this is not a new model, we love the Technograph DISCOTIME.  Maybe it is the name, or its beautiful colors…

Paul Picot Technograph Discotime

Paul Picot Technograph Discotime

One of my personal favorties from Paul Picot this year was their new Technicum 1872 manual wind chronograph.  I don’t know if I am just a sucker for the manual wind chrono, but they did ann incredible job with these pieces.  They have a variety of different enamel dials, but the new all black peaked the most interest of our staff.

Paul Picot Technicum 1872 Manual

Paul Picot Technicum 1872 Manual

What got me the most was the movement.  While it is not something you can see while you wear, there is heavy decoration and incredible detail.  The pushers arms (as well as more) are blued, giving an unusual decoration to the functioning parts.  All I can say is that I love it!

Paul Picot Technicum 1872 Manual

Paul Picot Technicum 1872 Manual

Hope you enjoyed!  There’s a lot of great things coming from Paul Picot and we look forward to getting them in our store!

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