WHAT'S NEW WATCHES
There is nothing ordinary from world-class watch brands.
Even their simplest models never fail to dazzle you.
STORY: SOMPOL MINGKHUAN
PHOTOGRAPHY: COURTESY OF BRANDS
To celebrate IWC’s 150th anniversary, the Da Vinci Automatic Edition “150 Years” is a classic three-hand watch with a white vintage dial. This model features a stainless steel case, 40.4mm in size, and is water resistant to 30 metres. Its winding system, which generates a power reserve of 60 hours, can be seen through the sapphire case back. It is available in a limited edition of 500 watches.
The Railmaster came back in 2017, as Omega paid tribute to the masterpiece by releasing a special 60th Anniversary edition. This year, Omega returns once again, with a Master Chronometer movement that takes antimagnetic to a whole new level, resisting fields of 15,000 gauss, housed inside a 40mm stainless steel case. It is water resistant to 150 metres. The box also contains two spare straps; stainless steel and NATO.
Panerai has always been known for its simplicity, but the Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio from the Lo Scienziato series is an exception. With a 47mm titanium 3D-printed case offering more lightness, Tourbillon movement seen through the dial, approximately 6 days of power reserve, and the second time zone hand (GMT) at 3 o’clock, this special edition will be limited to only 100 units.
There are many iconic men’s watches, but women’s watches are no less captivating.
These classic items are always in the spotlight.
Reine de Naples from Breguet captivates the heart of women around the world with its delicate oval shape and unrivalled movement. The Reine de Naples 8908 is a 36.5×28.45mm watch, with case in 18k rose gold, bezel and dial flange set with 117 brilliant-cut diamonds and crown set with a briolette diamond. The dial is in champagne-coloured Tahitian natural mother-of-pearl. It comes with power-reserve and moon-phase indicators.
Chopard is often associated with the moving diamonds gently dancing on the dial, and the Happy Sport Automatic features a mother-of-pearl dial and straps in delicate pastel blue. The iconic watch, 30mm in size, comes with five shimmering floating diamonds on the face. The movement is contained in sapphire case back.
The Cintree Curvex is the iconic shape of Franck Muller. True to the name Color Dreams, the numerals are in bright colours, placed on a sun-stamped translucent silver dial decorated with diamonds around the 29x39mm stainless steel case. The quartz watch is even more elegant with wine-coloured alligator strap.
Outstanding pieces from iconic brands
designed for various occasions and styles
Street fashion brand Fossil has always kept its retro look, but this time, it goes with sporty classic with the Grant Sport Automatic Luggage Leather. Sporting a skeleton dial, it is inspired by diving watch, and the automatic movement can be seen through the 44mm dial. The watch displays date, sun and moon, day and month.
Another popular brand of all times, Diesel presents the Timeframes DZ4487, a cool stainless steel watch with epoxy coating. This 51mm Mega Chief watch features a grey dial with stick indexes, chronograph movement and blue silicone strap. It is water resistant to 100 metres. The quartz chronograph movement offers extreme precision. Date is displayed on the metallic dial.
The Casio G-Shock doesn’t need much introduction. After 35 long years, it has remained a sporty icon. The GA-110MW-7A is in white resin, 51.2mm in size. It is water resistant to 200 metres, and features 1/1000-second stopwatch, ISO764 class magnetic resistance, and shock resistance. The quartz watch can also display world time for 48 different cities, among other things.