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In this 100-piece limited edition, the Chronoliner B04 Boutique Edition combines the functionality of a chronograph with the usefulness of a GMT watch. But instead of just telling the time of the second time zone via the 24-hour scale on the dial and the red-tipped hand, there is a third time zone by the way of a ceramic rotating bezel, perfect for pilots and jet-setters alike. Using a self-winding manufacture calibre B04, the power reserve stands at a respectable 70 hours. On the face of its 46mm case are contrasting sub-dials, a date window at four o’clock and paired with a blue textured rubber strap.
There is no mistaking the DS Podium Chronograph Lap Timer—Racing Edition for any other watch other than the one made for racing due to its aggressive styling of yellow and red. The Arabic numerals, indices, hour and minute hands, and the tachymeter are all accented with yellow, and coupled with an equally menacing black strap with yellow stitching. Driven by a precise Precidrive quartz movement, the chronometer is COSC certified. For motorsports needs, the lap timer can easily measure and add round-the-track times in a few simple steps. Totals are shown on the 60-minute counter to match the exact time duration of an ADAC GT Masters race, while the 1/10th-second display outputs in real time for two complete minutes, corresponding to an average lap time.
For its 20th participation as the official partner of the Cannes International Film Festival, Chopard unleashes the L.U.C Lunar One Black Tie, issued in an eight-piece platinum limited series. This perpetual calendar timepiece with moonphase, orbital moon and large date is a flagship model in the Haute Horlogerie L.U.C collection by the maison. The bezel glitters with a circle of baguette-cut diamonds, juxtaposing with its sunburst satin-brushed galvanic black dial. The notable parts include a self-winding manufacture calibre 96.13-L, a 22k gold micro-rotor and a double barrel, ensuring a 65-hour power reserve. This is a fine exhibit of both haute horlogerie and haute joaillerie.
One reason why some watch collectors prefer skeleton watches is because of the mesmerising effect the movement has on them. What better way to observe than by looking through the magnifying domed crystal sapphire that the Bubble is famous for? Conspicuously fun and ebullient, the Bubble 47 Skeleton showcases a range of components in a colourful palette. For instance, the baseplate is blue, while its centre wheel is in yellow gold. On top of that, the leaf-shaped hands are white. Powering the watch is a CO 082 automatic movement, providing 42 hours of power reserve, housed within a 47mm round stainless steel case with a substantial 18.5mm thickness. The strap is a matching blue vulcanised rubber.
The watch that made the underwater expedition in the waters of Sulawesi, Indonesia possible, the Delfin Fleet 1650 Limited Edition was used to survey the final resting place of five ships of the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, the famed Dutch East India Company. Produced in only 200 pieces, the limited-edition diver’s watch is equipped with a rotating aluminium bezel and is water resistant to 200m. Its 43mm case is made from bronze, the same material used on the fittings of 17th-century Dutch ships. That means that over time, the watch will develop a lovely layer of patina as further oxidation sets in. Lastly, the caseback is engraved with “there is no certainty, there is only adventure”.
To celebrate Ferrari’s 70th anniversary this year, the carmaker and the watchmaker collaborate to produce the Techframe Ferrari 70 years Tourbillon Chronograph. Available in King Gold, PEEK Carbon, and titanium versions, each is limited to 70 pieces. The chronograph takes cue from the prancing horse as it is designed by Ferrari, under the watchful eyes of head of design Flavio Manzoni. The back bezel is engraved with “Limited Edition” followed by a number, as well as a transparent caseback that reads “Ferrari 70 Years”, allowing for a view of the manual-winding HUB6311 calibre that boasts five days of power reserve. On the front, both Ferrari and Hublot logos are visible. The start, stop and reset functions are handled by the red lever.
Charles Lindbergh, then a 25-year-old American pilot, flew over 5,850km across the Atlantic, completing the first ever non-stop solo transatlantic flight in 1927. Longines played a major role in his aerial journey of 33.5 hours as a participant in approving the timing for the flight. To commemorate his marvellous feat some 90 years later, Longines puts forth the Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch 90th Anniversary. Beating an automatic L699.2 calibre, the pilot’s watch runs on a 46-hour power reserve. There are a rotating bezel for the correction of the equation of time and a rotating central dial that allows for synchronisation to the second. Besides that, it also contains a longitude scale.
The Mare Nostrum was the first chronograph in the history of Officine Panerai. The first prototypes were intended for the wrists of the Italian Navy officers, however, they never went into production. In fact, one of those was only acquired by the Panerai Museum a few years ago. The first re-edition of this chronograph was released in 1993 and it wasn’t until this year that Panerai decided to afford it another run, albeit limited to 1,000 pieces and shipped in a wooden box containing a little model of the Luigi Durand De La Penne, Italian Navy’s destroyer. The 2017 Mare Nostrum Acciaio—42mm has the same design and function but in a smaller package. The hand-wound Panerai OP XXXIII calibre has a power reserve of 42 hours and is COSC certified.
Rado’s True collection of watches is noted for its svelte characteristic and simple yet classic styling. Matched to the hunger for a thinner profile and the watchmaker’s own tennis pedigree, the outcome is a sporty True Thinline. Measuring in at just 4.9mm thin, the case is made from high-tech ceramic in a monobloc construction. The pearly white dial features pearl white enamel and flange, as well as a blue printed Rado logo. Underneath it sits a 9 ETA 210.001 quartz movement. On the other hand, the second version makes use of a plasma high-tech ceramic case, complemented by a blue dial with grey flange.
The celebrated Senna-edition watches return for another year. Several limited-edition models were launched, including this Formula 1 Senna Edition, although the production number was not specified. First privately previewed at the new Tag Heuer boutique in Monaco, this watch is the archetypal motor racing watch. Its predominantly black rubber strap contains red-coloured grooves comparable to tyre treads. On the black opaline dial are three red-coloured racing stripes reminiscent of Ayrton Senna’s red McLaren single seater. Its 43mm case is constructed from black PVD steel. While on the tachymeter, likewise on the dial, marks an inscription of the red Senna logo. A Tag Heuer quartz movement helps the hands tick.
Tudor’s emblematic Heritage Black Bay diver’s watch is now available in an all-steel variant with the bezel insert in brushed steel and a steel bracelet. On top of that, the Black Bay family also gains a date window at three o’clock thanks to the installation of the manufacture MT5612 calibre, certified by COSC. The movement is self-winding and has a bi-directional rotor system built in that enables 70 hours of power reserve. The 41mm steel case is home to a uni-directional rotating bezel with black engraved markers. Water resistant to 200m, the diver’s watch comes with a complimentary fabric strap and it is everything that you come to expect from the highly regarded Black Bay.
The Overseas Chronograph is meant to be worn for all occasions. The chronograph is eye-catching due to its tone-on-tone aesthetics, sporting a pink gold bezel with stainless steel lugs, all in a 42.5mm diameter. An unmistakable signature of Vacheron Constantin, the column wheel is adorned with a screw shaped like the brand’s emblematic Maltese cross. The self-winding Manufacture Calibre 5200 provides 50 hours of power reserve enhanced by a twin barrel. Besides the familiar small second, 30-minute and 12-hour sub-dials, there is also a small date window at four o’clock. The chronograph comes with a dark brown American alligator leather strap, along with a second dark brown rubber strap.