WHAT'S NEW WATCHES
Clocks are clever creations rooted in history. Likewise, the art of making watches
has been passed on for centuries, and many watches have become a classic.
STORY: SOMPOL MINGKHUAN
PHOTOGRAPHY: COURTESY OF BRANDS
Since its debut, the IWC Portugieser Chronograph has become a classic. The recent edition comes with a sunray-finished blue dial and a bi-compax subdial, with small seconds at 6 o’clock and a 30-minute counter located under 12 o’clock. The chronograph watch comes with a sapphire crystal caseback and 40.9mm stainless steel case.
TAG Heuer celebrates the 50th anniversary of the TAG Heuer Monaco, the world’s first automatic chronograph developed by the triumvirate of Heuer. It’s the first water-resistant timepiece worn in the Le Mans movie in which Steve McQueen starred. The Monaco Gulf Special Edition 50th Anniversary, created to mark the 50th anniversary of the Gulf Oil racing stripe edition, features Calibre 11 and the crown is positioned on the left-hand side of the case — just like the original 50 years ago.
BAUME & MERCIER
One of the classic watches for decades, the Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calendar is a watch sporting a svelte triple date complication and 31-day scale around the dial’s periphery. The day and month are displayed in twin apertures at 12 o’ clock, with moon phase indicators. The watch comes with a 43mm stainless steel case and a sapphire crystal fitted to the caseback to allow you to look at the automatic movement.
Diamonds are forever. They never fail to make women’s eyes sparkle with desire. When it comes to
timepieces for ladies and gentlemen, diamonds just make them all the more irresistible.
A new addition to the Happy Diamonds range by Chopard, the Happy Sport Oval features seven mobile diamonds rolling freely on the dial. The case is made with 18k rose gold in an oval shape, 29.0 x 31.31mm in size. The bezel is diamond-set bezel, while the automatic movement can be seen through the sapphire crystal caseback. This is one of the offerings to celebrate 25th anniversary of Happy Sport.
Omega revamps the timeless Constellation collection. The Constellation Manhattan comes in many variations in terms of materials and sizes. Shown here is a two-tone stainless steel and 18K gold version in 29m size, with modernised details. Despite a smaller size, the automatic movement will not disappoint, thanks to Master Chronometer precision. The mother-of-pearl dial is surrounded by beautiful diamonds on the bezel.
Piaget has always been known for dazzling diamonds, and the Limelight series is one of the most stunning. Set with diamonds, the barrel-shaped Limelight Tonneau is 27.0 x 38.0mm in size, made with 18k white gold and set with 86 diamonds on the bezel and 13 more on the black satin strap and ardillon buckle. The watch features ultra-thin hand-wound mechanical movement, seen through the sapphire crystal caseback.
These three watches are timeless and unique,
giving you confidence whenever you wear them.
A Swiss brand offering great value for money, Frédérique Constant presents the Classics Delight in two tones — stainless steel and rose gold-coated stainless steel. The transparent caseback shows the automatic movement which comes with 48-hour power reserve, housed in a 33mm case. The watch is water resistant to 30 metres. The silver dial comes with guilloché decoration and mother of pearl.
Famous Japanese brand Orient introduces a new addition to the Sun & Moon Semi-Skeleton series. A 42mm stainless steel automatic watch features an open heart design, with sun and moon register located above the six o’clock. The movement is newly produced in house at the brand’s workshop in Japan. It is water resistant to 50 metres.
Longines redesigns its famous diving watch the HydroConquest to give it a fresh twist. The watch comes with a 43mm stainless steel case and
is water resistant to 300 metres. The uni-directional bezel is in black and offers safety while diving. It features with a grey ceramic bezel which perfectly matches the dial. Super-LumiNova glows on the indices and hands.