With its ultra-light chassis made of Breitlight enhanced by bluish “Dark Sapphire” tints, and its exclusive engine equipped with a “30-second chronograph”, the Bentley GT “Dark Sapphire” Edition watch pays a vibrant tribute to the all-new Bentley Continental GT unveiled by the British luxury car manufacturer. The watch is issued in a 500-piece limited edition. The 48mm watch houses an automatic Manufacture Breitling Calibre B06, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC—a testament to the movement’s reliability and accuracy, which contains 70 hours of power reserve. Other features are 1/8th of a second chronograph, 30-second, 15-minute and six-hour totalisers as well as a date aperture. Attached to the lugs is a dark blue rubber strap, which sports a geometry motif made up by rhombuses.
The new Certina DS Action is a fitting maritime celebration of Swiss watchmaking. This sporty, stylish three-hand quartz model unites water resistance up to 200m with genuine, COSC-certified chronometer precision and exquisite good looks. Inside, the innovative, reliable Precidrive movement delivers extreme precision up to 10 times higher than seen in comparable quartz models. The 41mm polished/brushed stainless steel case and bezel are beautifully complemented by a screw-down caseback decorated with the famous Certina turtle shell emblem. A deep-blue dial with a fine sunray finish catches everyone’s glance—day or night, thanks to Super-LumiNova treatment on the hands and indices. The main model is equipped with a five-row stainless steel bracelet with a folding buckle, and alternative models are available as well.
Celebrating Sauber’s quarter-century in Formula One, Edox releases the limited-edition Chronorally Sauber F1 Team “25th Anniversary”. With 555 pieces produced, the blue dial sports a bold logo marking Sauber’s 25 years in the premier motor-racing competition. The 48mm case is made of titanium guaranteeing lightweight and durability, while the golden oversized pusher with “S” logo, coupled with a special Sauber F1 Team side plate and limited numbering on the caseback, reinforces the watch’s racing pedigree. Functions include the display of hours, minutes, day and date, chronograph, and split-time, all powered by the Edox calibre 38. The watch is paired with a blue slick “tyre tread” rubber strap with tyre imprint and Edox buckle. It will be shipped in a special presentation box.
The Slimline Moonphase Manufacture harbours the manufacture movement FC-702. The newest addition to the list of 24 in-house calibres is based on the iconic moonphase movement. It has been redesigned in order to split the moonphase and date into two new counters, both functions adjustable through the crown. The movement shows off the perlage and Côtes de Genève decorations present in all Frederique Constant in-house calibres. The two counters for the moonphase and date are located at three and nine o’clock respectively. The 38.8mm three-part case holds a convex sapphire crystal and see-though caseback, allowing a glimpse of the 42-hour power reserve automatic movement. The timepiece comes in two dial variations: silver and black and comes in either rose gold-plated or polished stainless steel.
Protected by four invention patents, the new 46mm Constant Escapement L.M. reprises the mechanism that made such a strong impression: a butterfly-wing frame is placed between the lever and the balance spring. This intermediate device serves to support a buckled-blade measuring just 14 microns thick—six times finer than a human hair. Another distinctive feature of this outstanding hand-wound Manufacture Girard-Perregaux movement is its power reserve, totalling six days. Two double barrels, comprising springs amounting to a total 3m in length, ensure an exceptional one-week period of autonomy—displayed on a linear indicator at nine o’clock. Hours and minutes are read off on an offset counter at 12 o’clock. To ensure an unobstructed view of this mechanism, only the seconds hand remains centrally fitted.
The 46mm automatic Silverstone RS GMT is not your average, run-of-the-mill chronograph; it is more. With the additional of a GMT complication, the watch has an impressive array of functions. Other than the aforementioned GMT, there is also the flyback chronograph. The GMT function (two time zones’ simultaneous reading) is readable at a glance and quickly set thanks to the graduation on the black ceramic bezel. It can be adjusted in steps of an hour independently from the regular hour hand. The flyback function enables resetting of the timer to zero without first stopping it. After releasing the red aluminium flyback pusher, the second hand will restart immediately from zero. The watch is equipped with the calibre G1721 that offers 48 hours of power reserve.
Paying homage to cigar maker Arturo Fuente, Hublot presents the Classic Fusion Fuente Limited Edition watch. One of three models shown here makes extensive use of King Gold. The exterior is widely decorated and engraved with tobacco leaves and earthenware tiles adorning the floors of the old colonial houses of Havana and incorporating the letter X, an emblem of the Fuente family. The back of the watch is etched with an illustration evoking Güines, the town in the province of Havana where the history of the Fuente family took root. It is also marked with “Château de la Fuente” and the model’s limited-edition series number. This automatic model is limited to 50 pieces and runs on the HUB1112 calibre with 42 hours of power reserve.
The Big Pilot’s Watch Heritage is available in two different variants: in titanium with a black dial and blue hands coated with luminescent material and in bronze with a black dial and blue hands coated with luminescent material. The edition in bronze is limited to 1,500 pieces. Both models are driven by the IWC-manufactured calibre 52110 with a Pellaton winding system and a seven-day power reserve. A power reserve display at three o’clock indicates the charging level at all times. The watches are fitted with the tried-and-tested Pilot’s Watch technology from IWC: a soft-iron inner case keeps the movements safe from magnetic fields and the sapphire glass on all models is specially designed to be protected against sudden drops in pressure in the cockpit.
Montblanc unveils the Heritage Chronométrie ExoTourbillon Rattrapante Limited Edition 8, combining the maison’s patented ExoTourbillon with a mono-pusher split-second chronograph. The watch is limited to only eight pieces and features a solid gold dial with all the classic design codes associated with fine watchmaking. The ExoTourbillon itself is highlighted by a double infinity tourbillon bridge, which takes one week to hand-bevel and polish. Completing this intricate dial are faceted sword-shaped hands for the hours, minutes, seconds, second time zone and chronograph minutes, and baton-shaped hands for the day/night and chronograph seconds hands as well as applied red gold numerals and indices. Powering the 38.4mm watch is a hand-wound manufacture calibre MB M16.62 that produces 50 hours of power reserve.
The Regulateur “Der Meistertaucher” has non-coaxial hands, meaning the hour and minute hands are separated. Oris was the first watch company to introduce a diver’s watch with a regulator dial. On the watch, the minute hand is in the centre, while the hour is shown by a hand on a sub-dial at three o’clock. This isolates the key piece of information for a diver, who can set dive time by aligning the minute hand to the 60-minute scale on the uni-directional rotating bezel, which in this case is fitted with a black ceramic insert with red and white markings. The 43.5mm diver’s watch houses an automatic helium escape valve. The watch is powered by an automatic Oris Cal. 749 with 38 hours of power reserve and water resistant to 300m.
Revel in diamond’s glory with the True Blaze, a watch that exemplifies less is more. Very rarely does one put diamonds and minimalist together in the same sentence, but this is one watch that strikes a perfect harmony between the two, thanks to American interior designer Sam Amoia and his genius touches. The picture shown here doesn’t do the watch justice because in real life, the diamond-encrusted dial appears subtly and is in no way ostentatious despite yellow gold hands and indices. Its smooth lines gently glide on the wrist, appealing to both sexes. The 40mm round case is made of plasma high-tech ceramic and stainless steel, while the bracelet is also made of the same materials. The True Blaze is produced in 1,001 pieces.
Limited to 30 pieces, the hand-wound RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Prost is inspired not by Formula One but cycling. After realising many cyclists couldn’t remember the total hours they have ridden in a season, Richard Mille came up with the ingenious solution by incorporating an odometer, an instrument that measures the total distance travelled. The pusher at two o’clock can select any of the five rollers of the odometer, whose readout is visible in a titanium window. Once a roller selected, pressing the pusher located at 10 o’clock advances the roller by one. The only effort required of the user is to add the day’s distance to the prior total. The 70-hour power reserve is indicated at five o’clock. Each buyer will receive a bespoke Colnago road bicycle.