WHAT'S NEW WATCHES
For men who want to live their lives to the fullest, every day counts. They work hard and play hard, and whatever they do, there’s a right timepiece on their wrist as a companion.
STORY: SOMPOL MINGKHUAN
PHOTOGRAPHY: COURTESY OF BRANDS
Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase from IWC makes you stand out. The watch, with two and a half hands, moonphase display, date display, and a power reserve of 8 days when fully wound, showcases its movement through its see-through sapphire glass back on a 45mm 18k red gold case with a slate grey dial and a black alligator leather strap by Santoni.
Sporty, classic and vintage, the Polaris Automatic by Jaeger-LeCoultre is inspired by the 1968 Memovox Polaris but adapted into a new version with a 41mm stainless steel case, water resistant to 100 metres. The strap is dark brown leather while the dial is blue with an inner rotating bezel that speaks to the diving-inspired nature of this watch. The 3-hand display is powered by an automatic movement, while the hands and indices are large and luminous-coated.
Breitling introduces the “SuperQuartz” with the new B60 quartz caliber. The Chronospace Evo B60 times up to 1/10 of a second with a 24-hour counter. It comes with a volcano blue dial and a sturdy and light black titanium case, 43mm in size. The watch is water resistant to 100 metres, with a uni-directional rotating bezel. The bracelet, made with ultra-light titanium, feels light on the wrist while also offering impressive durability.
IT’S SO ME
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. The sparkle of diamonds never fails to captivate women.
The three timepieces featured here are exquisite and sparkly with diamonds.
To reflect women’s delicateness, Vacheron Constantin, which has three decades of history, introduces the Traditionnelle Small Model. The watch comes with a 30mm 18K white gold case, silvered opaline dial with diamond set hour. The quartz movement ensures precision. It is water resistant to 30 metres. The strap is made with Mississippi alligator leather in dark blue, with another satin strap.
Possession is luxury on the wrist from Piaget. Available in two sizes, 29mm and 34mm, the 18k rose gold watch comes with a rotating bezel decorated with 42 and 46 diamonds respectively. The silver dial is set with 11 brilliant-cut diamonds. Features include hours and minutes, precisely indicated thanks to the Swiss quartz movement. The beautiful alligator strap adds a touch of sophistication.
De Ville Trésor is the new collection for women from Omega. Feminine traits are used as an inspiration of the design, as seen in rows of diamonds decorating the 36mm steel case. The crown echoes the shape of a flower with five bright-red ceramic petals and the centre set with a diamond. Powered by a quartz movement, the silver dial contains blue indicators and hands, matching the satin strap. It is water resistant to 30 metres.
IT’S REALLY ME
Sometimes, modern fashionistas just want something practical, but that must not compromise their style. After all, a watch not only tells the time, but also expresses the character of the person.
Simple but stylish with a vintage vibe, the Eliros by Maurice Lacroix comes with Milanese stainless steel band, perfect for men’s wrist. The 40mm steel case houses a quartz movement with three subdials and a date window. The silver dial is decorated with delicate Roman numerals. It is water resistant to 50 metres.
For a classic guy who likes timeless design, Titoni presents the Cosmo King Automatic, with three hands and a day/date display on a black dial, housed in a 40mm stainless steel case. It is water resistant to 100 metres. The automatic movement is of high quality. The watch feels comfortable on the wrist with steel bracelet that comes with a folding clasp, making it both practical and stylish.
Swiss brand Emile Chouriet presents Soleos, with a deeply etched motif radiating out from the centre of the dial, extending all the way to the notches engraved in the shiny stainless steel bezel. The 3-hand watch shows the date, powered by an in-house mechanical automatic movement. The case back is anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The stainless steel case is 30mm in size, perfect for a woman’s wrist, while the bracelet is also made of steel. It is water resistant to 30 metres.