WHAT'S NEW WATCHES
Stylish timepieces make a strong statement about what kind of gentleman you are
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The Premier B01 Chronograph 42 models, equipped with the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, are the flagship watches in the new collection. Developed in-house by Breitling, the Caliber 01 has established itself as one of the finest mechanical watch movements in the world. The self-winding, chronometer-certified chronograph has an impressive power reserve of over 70 hours.
The Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 is presented in a robust 42-millimeter stainless-steel case with a transparent caseback, and is available with a dark blue or silver dial. The blue-dial version offers the choice of either a blue alligator leather or brown nubuck strap with white stitching or a stainless-steel bracelet. The silver-dial model is available with a black nubuck or alligator leather strap or a stainless-steel bracelet.
The recent makeover of the iconic Seamaster Diver 300M has given the collection a dramatic new look – defined by many of OMEGA’s most modern materials and technologies. This year, a new selection of chronograph models will be released, in steel, gold and ceramic.
The 44 mm chronograph is built with a stainless steel case. Its bezel is crafted from 18K Sedna™ gold with a black ceramic ring and OMEGA Ceragold™ diving scale. The conical helium escape valve and crown are also 18K Sedna™ gold, while the integrated strap is presented in black rubber.
This inclusion of the black ceramic pushers complements the laser-engraved iconic Diver 300M waves and adds a sleek design on the black ceramic dial.
Through the sapphire crystal, you can view the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9900 inside.
IWC presents a Pilot’s Chronograph with a movement from the 69000-calibre family for the first time. The IWC-manufactured 69380 cailibre is a rugged chronograph movement with a classic column wheel design with power reserves up to 46 hours.
Set in a 41mm stainless steel case water resistant to 60m and fixed bezel all on a brown calfskin leather strap of 20 mm width, this men’s aviation inspired watch has a black dial with luminescence, water resistance to 60m and convex sapphire glass with antireflective coating on both sides.
Luxury timepieces communicate the mysterious priceless charm of a lady
Vacheron Constantin’s luxurious new Égérie Collection is entirely inspired by and dedicated to women. Housed in 8.13 mm 18k 5N pink gold case, the 30mm quartz energy Égérie is adorned with round- cut diamonds on the bezel and the date is also encircled in a diamond-set frame. The crown positioned at 2 o’clock is highlighted with either a moonstone. The model comes with three interchangeable 14/12 leather straps; pink, dark blue and dark brown with the Ardillon buckle. Water resistance is tested at the pressure of 3 bar.
Fusing movement and casing, the Altiplano presents a unique architecture of its 3.65 mm 18K rose gold case, the back of which serves as the movement’s plate as well. Its Piaget 900P ultra-thin hand-wound movement has a power reserve of about 48 hours.
Its inverted construction – as complex as it is aesthetic – also features elegant contrasts between the rose gold of the case and the satin-brushed and rhodium-plated angled bridges visible on the dial side. Rare by its very nature, it is limited to 200 timepieces on a white alligator-skin strap with ardillon buckle.
Chopard has created a real work of art paying homage to contemporary women. The Imperiale Joaillerie is graced with a blue mother-of-pearl dial delicately decorated with diamond-set indexes and the iconic quatrefoil pattern of the Imperiale collection in gold wire using an advanced technique for a true work of art.
The model comes in 36-ml case made of rose gold mounted on a blue alligator skin strap. The 96.12- C automatic movement offers a 65-hour power reserve.