WHAT'S NEW WATCHES
Stylish timepieces make a strong statement about what kind of
gentleman you are
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Since its 1984 debut, the Breitling Chronomat has been one of the most beloved Breitling collections. Hence, this is one of the year’s most important watch releases. While many of competitors are postponing 2020 releases due to the pandemic, Breitling maintains its top form and releases its new watches without hesitation.
This self-winding mechanical watch comes in a 42 mm wide case that is 15.10 mm thick and is notably rated water resistant to an impressive 20 bars, equivalent to 200 metres. Its special, heavy, dense feel stems from the way Breitling’s cases are stamped over and over again over the course of two weeks and over 15 times, subjected to a total pressure of 875 tons, heated to 1,100°C (2,012°F) before each stamping.
The Breitling Chronomat B01 42 feel and look expensive even to non-watch-connoisseurs. From the intricate bracelet through the shiny and multi-tiered bezel to the rich-coloured and detail-laden dials.
The Polaris collection by Jaeger-LeCoultre was meant to be a sport watch, but the Polaris Chronograph in 18K pink gold, 42mm in size, is extremely elegant. The watch comes with a stunning grey dial and delivered on a chocolate brown alligator strap. It has undergone a rigorous ‘1000 HOURS CONTROL’ test before leaving the factory. It is water resistant to 100 metres.
For the sleek and sporty, IWC presents Portofino Chronograph with a 42mm 18K red gold case, sun-ray brushed blue dial, two and a half hands, with a running seconds hand sub-dial located at the 9 o’clock position, sub-dial counters located at the 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock positions, and the date at the 3 o’clock. The watch is powered by an automatic movement.
Luxury timepieces communicate the mysterious priceless charm of a lady
Égérie is the horological muse that is entirely inspired by and dedicated to women, the coming together of Haute Couture and Haute Horlogerie, two worlds sharing the same passion for excellence and beauty.
The self-winding 35 mm steel watch houses a dial worthy of Haute Couture, thanks to the tapestry technique, its pleated motif reminiscent of fabric, illuminated by a bezel set with 58 round-cut diamonds. The date is nestled in a ring between 1 and 2 o’clock adorned with 34 round-cut diamonds, while the crown is set with a moonstone.
This model is adorned with a polished metal bracelet that rests on the wrist with infinite lightness, like a second skin.
The Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M collection from Omega is more than just beauty. The Co-Axial Master Chronometer movement offers ultimate precision unaffected by magnetic fields. The watch, with a 34mm 18K Sedna™ gold case, is water resistant to 150 metres, and the bezel is decorated with sparkling diamonds. The dial features a diamond-set wave pattern and ruby hour markers that match the red alligator strap.
Happy Diamonds and Happy Sport have always been Chopard’s most loved collections. Sporty yet elegant, the Happy Sport Oval comes with seven floating diamonds on a white mother-of-pearl dial with diamond indicators. The bezel and lugs are also adorned with diamonds. The automatic movement is housed inside scratch resistant sapphire crystal on the 18k white gold case, 29.0 x 31.31mm in size.