Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Gold

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Octo collection, Bulgari is expanding its Octo Finissimo range with the Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT model in pink gold and the Octo Finissimo Automatic in pink or yellow gold.

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic Gold

This new edition of the Automatic Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT watch features a satin-brushed rose gold case and a subtle brown-lacquered dial.

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic Gold

Launched in 2019, the automatic GMT chronograph from the Octo Finissimo range holds a world thinness record at just 3.3 mm thick.

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic Gold

The ultra-thin 43 mm-diameter octagonal case is water-resistant to 100 metres. It is fitted with a brown alligator leather strap secured by a folding clasp.

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic Gold

Controlled by pushers on either side of the case, the chronograph and GMT functions are driven by BVL Calibre 318, an integrated automatic Manufacture movement. Naturally sophisticated and subtly ostentatious, this GMT chronograph with its ultra-thin rose gold case remains to this day the slimmest mechanical chronograph ever made.

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic Gold

Technical details

Model: Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic
Reference 103468

Movement
Mechanical in-house chronograph and GMT movement with automatic winding (peripheral oscillating weight) and small seconds – BVL 318 caliber (3.30mm thick)
55-hour power reserve
Local time-zone adjusted via the pushbutton at 9 o’clock

Case
43 mm satin-polished rose gold case (8.75 mm thick)
Rose gold crown set with black ceramic insert
Transparent case back
Water-resistant to 100 meters

Dial
Brown lacquered dial with sunray finishing
Rose gold applied indexed with Super-LumiNova®
Hands filled with Super-LumiNova®

Strap
Brown alligator strap with rose gold pin buckle

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Gold

The new gold version of the Octo Finissimo Automatic is a distillation of purity and restraint, the two signature features of the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo collection.

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Rose Gold, Reference 103637

Whether in rose or yellow gold, the play on contrasts between these gleaming shades and the brown-lacquered dial gives these models a powerful personality. Another contrast seen for the first time in this collection lies in the alternating matt and polished effects on the case and bracelet, heralding a brilliant chapter in the saga of the Finissimo line.

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Rose Gold, Reference 103637

These models beat to the rhythm of the optimised self-winding Manufacture movement, BVL Calibre 138. With its 208 components and 31 jewels, the new version retains its record slimness of 2.23 mm. It also features a new automatic winding system, the introduction of a closed barrel and a new structure for the escapement and balance.

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Limited Edition, Reference 103717

While the rose gold model is part of the regular collection, the yellow gold version, reserved for the American market, is offered in a 50-piece limited edition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Bulgari boutique in the United States.

Technical details

Model: Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic, Reference 103637

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Rose Gold, Reference 103637

Movement
Mechanical Manufacture ultra-thin movement with automatic winding via a platinum micro-rotor; Caliber BVL 138 with small seconds, 2.23mm thick, 36.60 mm in diameter, 21,600 V/H, 60h power reserve

Case
40mm satin-polished rose gold case, transparent case-back, 6.40mm thick
Rose gold crown with black ceramic insert
Water-resistant to 100m

Dial
Brown lacquered dial with sunray finishing, gold-colored hands and indexes

Strap
Satin-polished rose gold bracelet with 3-blade folding buckle

Model: Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Limited Edition, Reference 103717

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Limited Edition, Reference 103717

Movement
Mechanical Manufacture ultra-thin movement with automatic winding via a platinum micro-rotor; Caliber BVL 138 with small seconds, 2.23mm thick, 36.60 mm in diameter, 21,600 V/H, 60h power reserve

Case
40mm satin-polished yellow gold case, transparent case-back, 6.40mm thick
Yellow gold crown with black ceramic insert
Water-resistant to 100m

Dial
Brown lacquered dial with sunray finishing, gold-colored hands and indexes

Strap
Satin-polished yellow gold bracelet with 3-blade folding buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 50 pieces available exclusively in the United States

ZENITH DEFY Extreme E Copper X Prix Limited Edition

The next race of the 2022 Extreme E championship is scheduled on 24 & 25 September at the Atacama Desert, one of the world’s leading copper mining areas.

Commemorating this race, the ZENITH DEFY Extreme E Copper X Prix watch combines carbon fibre and titanium with earthy tones inspired by the copper mines of the Atacama region, while incorporating recycled and upcycled elements from the championship.

Based on the ZENITH DEFY Extreme Carbon, the world’s lightest and most robust 1/100th of a second automatic high-frequency chronograph, the new watch incorporates upcycled elements from the championship with the back-to-back races’ official colour of warm coppery-brown.

ZENITH DEFY Extreme E Copper X Prix Limited Edition

The DEFY Extreme E “Copper X Prix” edition is crafted in lightweight yet highly durable carbon fibre, including the crown and chronograph pushers. Emphasizing the boldly angular geometry of the case, the pusher protectors as well as the twelve-sided bezel are made in microblasted titanium.

The open multi-layered dial consists of tinted sapphire crystal elements, embellished with coppery-brown accents that evoke the dry, rocky terrain and copper mines of the Chilean desert.

ZENITH DEFY Extreme E Copper X Prix Limited Edition

Partially visible through the dial as well as the sapphire case back is the fastest automatic high-frequency chronograph calibre in production, offering1/100th of a second time measurements, with two escapements independently beating at 5Hz (36’000 VpH) for the timekeeping part and 50Hz (360’000 VpH) for the chronograph function. The movement is also visible through the sapphire display back, emblazoned with the Copper X Prix logo.

Bringing sustainability and environmental awareness to the forefront of ZENITH and Extreme E’s partnership, the DEFY Extreme E “Copper X Prix” is delivered with a rubber strap infused with materials of upcycled Continental Cross Contact tires that were used in the first season’s races.

ZENITH DEFY Extreme E Copper X Prix Limited Edition

Matching the Copper X Prix copper-brown accents on the dial, the Velcro strap features a black rubber central element surrounded by a brown cordura-effect rubber inlay.

The ZENITH DEFY Extreme E “Copper X Prix” is delivered with two additional straps in black rubber and black Velcro, which can be easily swapped without any tools by using the case back’s ingenious and intuitive quick strap-change mechanism.

The DEFY Extreme E “Copper X Prix” comes packaged in a suitably sturdy waterproof and crushproof watch case inspired by the extreme conditions of the rally, incorporating various upcycled elements from the side-lines of the first season’s races. The case’s lid coating is made from E-grip recycled tires, while the plate covering is made from parts of an Extreme E racing tarpaulin.

ZENITH DEFY Extreme E Copper X Prix Limited Edition

The DEFY Extreme E “Copper X Prix” is a limited edition of only 20 pieces. It will be available exclusively at ZENITH physical and online boutiques around the world.

Technical details

Model: Zenith Defy Extreme E – Copper X Prix Edition
Reference: 10.9100.9004-5/27. I307

Movement
El Primero 9004
1/100th of a second Chronograph movement
Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second for the Chrono hand
1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz)
1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50 Hz)
Certified Chronometer
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve: Min. 50 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
1/100th of a second Chronograph: Central chronograph hand that makes one turn each second. 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. 60-second counter at 6 o’clock
Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock

Finishes
Black colored main plate on movement
Special black colored oscillating weight with satined finishings

Case
Material: Carbon & Microblasted Titanium
Diameter: 45mm
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water resistance: 20 ATM

Dial
Tinted sapphire with three black-coloured counters
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1

Bracelet
Full Interchangeable strap system
Copper Recycled tires Velcro Strap and a 2nd strap included
Microblasted Titanium Triple folding clasp

Price
26,900 CHF

RESERVOIR Sonomaster Chronograph

The new Reservoir Sonomaster Chronograph takes its inspiration from measuring instruments widely used in the world of sound or Hi-Fi.

Its two retrograde hands faithfully reproduce the hands of VU meters usually employed in high-end analog stereo amplifiers. In addition to two bi-retrograde hands (date and seconds at 120°), Sonomaster features central seconds, 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock.

Reservoir Sonomaster Chronograph

VU (Volume Unit) meter was developed in the 1940s to measure all manner of electronic signals, including the sounds going into a mixing desk or tape deck in a recording studio, the strength of a radio broadcast signal, the power output of an amplifier or the sound pressure levels in the listening space (also referred to as “volume” or “loudness”).

The action of a VU meter’s needle is the same as a retrograde hand in a watch: the needles do not ascribe a 360 circle, as do conventional watch hands, but swing back-and-forth.

Reservoir Sonomaster Chronograph

Various hi-fi manufacturers have personalised their VU meters to render their equipment instantly recognisable, with veteran brand Luxman opting for a golden glow, EAR Yoshino using kidney-shaped apertures over their meters, D’Agostino’s massive round meter features a Breguet-style hand, while McIntosh is world-famous for its blue-lit VU meters.

In addition to real-time hours, minutes and seconds, the Sonomaster Chronograph features a central sweep seconds hand for the stopwatch function, a 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, and the date. A window for the latter would add clutter, while the desire for symmetry, which is missing in chronographs with sub-dials at 6, 9 and 12 o’clock and a date window at 3 o’clock, remained paramount.

Reservoir Sonomaster Chronograph

The 43mm diameter 316L stainless steel case comes with brushed finish. The crown is inspired by amplifier control button, and push buttons take inspiration from bass and treble buttons. The hands are treated with Superluminova.

RESERVOIR has carefully cultivated a unique, family look for its retrograde models. All employ retrograde minute hands completing an arc from what would be, on a convention al dial, 8 o’clock to 4 o’clock.

The visual balance is assured by the hour appearing in a window above the 6 o’clock position, while below it is a retrograde power reserve. Despite the need to deal with more functions, the Sonomaster Chronograph could not depart from the established RESERVOIR design language.

Reservoir Sonomaster Chronograph

With the hours and minutes of the Sonomaster Chronograph addressed by conventional hands, and with the 30-minute and 12-hour counters using traditional sub-dials, it was noted that there was ample “real estate” on either side of the divide. Two half-moon-shaped areas were free to accept the date and real-time seconds, creating what RESERVOIR has called a “Bi-Retrograde” display.

For maximum readability and to create a fresh aesthetic in a horological context, RESERVOIR looked beyond the confines of the watch and automotive industries, the latter a much-favoured source of inspiration in horological circles.

Instead, they found the solution on the front panel of the iconic vintage hi-fi amplifier, such as the legendary Luxman M10 Mk II power amplifier. This high-end audio equipment features two massive VU meters, with black needles against cream dials, accented with red segments to indicate the “danger zones”. Thinking laterally, RESERVOIR turned the dials on their sides, to be read vertically.

Reservoir Sonomaster Chronograph

The dial on the left provided retrograde seconds, its scale marked 0-30, with the needle – or hand in this case – flying back every half-minute. The dial on the right was chosen for the date display, its indications marked 0-31, with a retrograde fly-back return at the end of the month. Both counters feature red segments to respect their muse, though there is no danger present.

The same background colour scheme employed by Luxman was retained as well for the Sonomaster Chronograph, the cream providing vivid contrast against the fine black scale. Both retrograde counters are sunken into the main dial, the added depth this creates further recalling the physical presence of VU meters set within an amplifier’s front panel.

Reservoir Sonomaster Chronograph

The new RESERVOIR Sonomaster chronograph is sportier than the range’s precursor model, with a case and a bracelet made entirely of brushed 316L steel.

This 43mm stainless steel watch is powered by the new RSV-Bi120 watchmaking caliber: a bi-retrograde manufacture chronograph movement with automatic mechanical winding, and column wheel (base LJP-L1C0).

The open case-back reveals the automatic column wheel chronograph movement with a generous 60-hour power reserve.

The Reservoir Sonomaster Chronograph is available with two dial styles: Silver with Black and Black with Beige.

Technical details

Model: Reservoir Sonomaster Chronograph

Versions
Ref. RSV04.SN/136.SI.BA (Silver & Black)
Ref. RSV04.SN/136.BL.BA (Black & Beige)

Case
316L stainless steel case with brushed finish
Diameter: 43mm
Crown inspired by amplifier control button
Push buttons inspired by bass and treble buttons
Domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass
Tachymeter bezel
360° Opened case-back
Water-resistance: 50m / 5ATM

Dial
Color: Black & beige/ silver & black
Hands with Superluminova

Movement
Caliber RSV-Bi120: manufacture bi-retrograde chronograph movement, automatic mechanical winding and column wheel (base LJP-8310)
60 hours power reserve
Frequency: 28,800 alt./h
Swiss Made

Functions
Chronograph (central second, 30-minute counter at 12, hour counter at 6)
Bi-Retrograde date and seconds at 120°
Hour and Minute

Strap
316L stainless steel bracelet with butterfly folding clasp

Availability
Available to order online and through a prestigious network of 70+ high-end stores and specialist retailers in 20+ countries

Price
6,150 €TTC
5,600 £ including taxes
6’750 $ w/o taxes

 

AVI-8 P-51 Mustang Tuskegee Airmen Chronograph Limited Edition

In association with Tuskegee Airmen Inc. (TAI), AVI-8 has designed a timepiece limited to just 300 pieces that pays tribute to the distinguished men and women who were part of the US Army Air Corps’ landmark program to train African Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft in WWII.

AVI-8 P-51 Mustang Tuskegee Airmen Chronograph Limited Edition

2022 marks the 80th anniversary of the activation of the famed 99th Pursuit Squadron which would become famous for being part of a collective of African American aviators known as the Tuskegee Airmen and Red Tails.

The 332nd Fighter Group flew P-51 Mustangs to escort the heavy bombers of the 15th Air Force during raids deep into enemy territory. The tails, noses and rudders of their planes were painted red for identification purposes, earning them the enduring nickname “Red Tails.”

AVI-8 has decided to support the work of the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. (TAI) as they focus on honoring the accomplishments and perpetuating the history of African Americans who participated in air crew, ground crew and operations support training in the Army Air Corps during WWII.

AVI-8 P-51 Mustang Tuskegee Airmen Chronograph Limited Edition

Each watch sold will contribute to the incredible work of the Tuskegee Airmen, including but not limited to their educational programs that help foster excitement and introduce young people across the nation to the world of aviation and science.

In commemorating the Tuskegee Airmen, AVI-8 has redesigned the P-51 Mustang Meca-Quartz Chronograph to highlight and pay tribute to their skillful flying of the P-51 Mustang in the many theatres of European air conflict during WWII.

Crafted from solid stainless steel, a fluidly streamlined 43mm case showcases a custom-built crown guard, with micro-detailing inspired by the P-51 Mustang’s engine exhaust. Completing the case is a bezel with an etched tachymeter scale topped by a scratch resistant sapphire lens with anti-reflective coating.

AVI-8 P-51 Mustang Tuskegee Airmen Chronograph Limited Edition

A clear and legible dial is perfectly designed with aviation elements drawn from the Red Tails’ P-51 Mustangs. The multi-layered dial with bold indexes and Swiss lumed hands is complemented by coloured minute tracks drawn from the nose art on the aircraft. The “Tuskegee Airmen” is stamped at the 1H position as a reminder of their legacy.

AVI-8 P-51 Mustang Tuskegee Airmen Chronograph Limited Edition

Equipped with the reputable VK series Japanese Meca-Quartz movement, the Tuskegee Airmen Chronograph Limited Edition is armed with both the reliability of quartz chronograph timing along with the nostalgic hand feel of automatic movements.

AVI-8 P-51 Mustang Tuskegee Airmen Chronograph Limited Edition

The watch is fitted on a padded leather strap inspired by the seats within the P-51 Mustang. Contrasting colours for the strap and its loops are drawn from the artwork on the Red Tails’ P-51 Mustangs. Each timepiece will be provided with an additional premium grade, genuine leather strap.

AVI-8 P-51 Mustang Tuskegee Airmen Chronograph Limited Edition

Individually numbered and limited to 300 pieces, each timepiece comes packaged in a stunning Tuskegee Airmen inspired red and black nylon-wrapped gift box.

Its suggested retail price is $350 (£285 or €320). The AVI-8 P-51 Mustang Tuskegee Airmen Chronograph is available  to buy from 23rd September at Avi-8.com.

Technical details

Model: AVI-8 P-51 Mustang Tuskegee Airmen Chronograph Limited Edition

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 43mm
Thickness: 13mm
Mineral Lens with anti-reflective coating
Pull-out crown
Fixed bezel
Water resistance: 5 ATM

Dial
Multi-layered dial
Dial color: Black or White
Swiss luminous applied indexes
Swiss luminous hands

Movement
Calibre M-SII-VK68-D4.5BKW
Japanese Meca-Quartz Chronograph movement with date and 1/5th Second

Strap
Genuine leather strap
Strap width: 22mm

Warranty
2 Years

Recommended retail price
$350 / £285 / €320

More details at: https://www.avi-8.com

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Polaris Dawn” (Ref. IW389111)

Following the announcement of its partnership with Polaris Dawn earlier this year, Swiss luxury watch maker IWC Schaffhausen presents the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Polaris Dawn”.

The chronograph in white ceramic with a space-blue dial was designed to support the upcoming human spaceflight mission, which is targeted to launch no earlier than the fourth quarter of 2022.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition Polaris Dawn (Ref. IW389111)

Each of the four timepieces features an engraving with the name of one of the four crew members. After travelling to space and returning to Earth, the watches will be auctioned to raise funds for the life-saving work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, a leading institution developing treatments for childhood cancer and other paediatric diseases.

IWC Schaffhausen is supporting the Polaris Dawn mission, the first of three human spaceflights planned as part of the Polaris Program, led by Jared Isaacman, the U.S entrepreneur and mission commander of last year’s Inspiration4 mission.

To support this goal, IWC has designed and donated four space-themed chronographs. The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Polaris Dawn” (Ref. IW389111) features a 44.5-millimetre case made of white ceramic.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition Polaris Dawn (Ref. IW389111)

The chronographs feature dark blue lacquered dials printed with countless stars and the mission logo. In addition, the titanium case backs are engraved with the name of one of the four crew members.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition Polaris Dawn (Ref. IW389111)

Alongside Jared Isaacman, who will serve as commander, the crew consists of retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Scott “Kidd” Poteet and SpaceX Lead Space Operations Engineers Sarah Gillis and Anna Menon.

The Polaris Dawn mission will launch from the historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After spending approximately five days in orbit, the spacecraft will return to Earth, and the four chronographs will be auctioned.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition Polaris Dawn (Ref. IW389111)

Raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® previously marked a cornerstone of last year’s Inspiration4 mission. Four IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Editions raised $405,000, with the overall auction results and donations reaching more than $240 million.

Technical details

Model: IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Polaris Dawn”, Ref. IW389111

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 69380
Mechanical automatic movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 33
Power reserve: 46 h

Functions
Chronograph function for hours, minutes and seconds
Date and day display
Small hacking seconds

Case
White ceramic case
Diameter: 44.5 mm
Height: 15.7 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
Screw-in crown
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
Water-resistance: 6 bar

Dial
Space-blue dial
Rhodium plated hands

Strap
White rubber strap with leather inlay

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph Black Ceramic 41mm

Audemars Piguet unveils a new version of its 41mm Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph, for the first time, crafted in black ceramic.

As the Manufacture celebrates the Royal Oak’s 50th anniversary, this new reference features the collection’s latest dial design and“50-years” dedicated anniversary oscillating weight.

This latest version of the 41mm Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph is encased in black ceramic with contrasting pink gold accents appearing on the dial.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph Black Ceramic 41mm

While black ceramic exhibits a contemporary appearance, it draws on the traditions of the Manufacture’s craftsmanship. Each ceramic component is pre-polished and pre-satin-brushed prior to being finished by hand, culminating in polished chamfers juxtaposed with Audemars Piguet’s trademark satin-brushed and polished surfaces.

The black dial incorporates a Grande Tapisserie pattern and matching counters enhanced by fine pink-gold-toned threads. Additional pink gold highlights, including applied hour-markers, Royal Oak hands and the Audemars Piguet signature, deliver eye-catching contrast.

To celebrate the Royal Oak’s 50th anniversary, this new 41mm Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph housed in black ceramic sports the collection’s new evolutionary dial design.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph Black Ceramic 41mm

The artisans have harmonised the size of the luminescent facetted hour-markers and the hands – both recognisable codes of the Royal Oak – while retaining their aesthetics, reinforcing the coherence between the different models across the collection, regardless of diameter and material.

In addition, the logo has been reworked. A gold Audemars Piguet signature endowed with a unique topography now replaces the applied AP monogram and the printed “AUDEMARS PIGUET” at 12 o’clock. The embossed signature adorning the new Royal Oak “anniversary” models was originally conceived for the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet collection.

Made of thin layers of 24-carat gold, the signature is achieved through a chemical process akin to 3D printing known as galvanic growth. Each letter is connected with links approximately the size of a hair and placed on the dial by hand with tiny legs almost invisible to the naked eye.

By increasing the size of the small seconds display, all three counters share the same diameter, augmenting readability. The central sweep seconds hand features a new style of counterweight encompassing a new trapezoidal openworked profile.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph Black Ceramic 41mm

Beating inside this new AP chronograph, the self-winding Calibre 4401is fully integrated and features a column wheel and a flyback function. Unlike a regular chronograph, the flyback function allows the wearer to stop, reset and start the chronograph in one simple action.

The column wheel works in collaboration with a vertical clutch system. When starting or stopping the chronograph, the hands respond accordingly without any hint of jumping. Furthermore, the push-pieces feel smooth when pressed. A patented zero resetting mechanism ensures that each one of the counter hands instantaneously resets to zero.

The movement is adorned with refined finishing, including Côtes de Genève, circular graining, circular satin and polished chamfers throughout, all of which are visible via the sapphire caseback.

This new version of the 41mm AP Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph is fitted with a dedicated anniversary openworked oscillating weight in blackened 22-carat gold, which features the “50-years” logo and the engraved Audemars Piguet signature.

On this occasion, the oscillating weight has been blackened in order to match the colour of the case. Similar to the case, the oscillating weight has been finished with alternating satin-finished surfaces and polished chamfers.

The black ceramic bracelet has been slightly revised for more visual appeal. The pins connecting the links to the studs are no longer visible on the bracelet’s sides, but fitted directly into the studs.

Technical details

Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph / 41 mm
Reference 26240CE.OO.1225CE.01

Case
Black ceramic case
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Sapphire and titanium caseback
Black ceramic push-pieces
Screw-locked crown
Water-resistant to 50 meters

Movement
Selfwinding Calibre 4401
Total diameter: 32 mm (14lignes)
Total thickness: 6.8 mm
Number of parts: 381
Number of jewels: 40
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 70 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Flyback chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date.

Dial
Black dial with Grande Tapisserie pattern, black counters
Pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating

Bracelet
Black ceramic bracelet with titanium AP folding clasp

ZENITH Chronomaster Original Pink

Swiss luxury watch brand ZENITH is supporting the initiatives of Susan G. Komen® with a special edition Chronomaster Original Pink. This timepiece will be available only during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October and with a portion of sales proceeds directly benefitting the organization.

Founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Susan’s life, Komen is committed to supporting those affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for tomorrow’s cures. Considered the world’s leading non-profit breast cancer organization, Susan G. Komen’s mission is to rid the world of the disease forever.

Komen’s holistic approach has brought it to the forefront of the fight against the disease, supporting millions of people in the U.S. and across the world. The foundation advocates for patients, drives research breakthroughs, improves access to high-quality care, offers direct patient support and empowers people with trustworthy information. ZENITH is committed to supporting Susan G. Komen over the coming years and looks forward to sharing the progress of this partnership built on hope.

ZENITH Chronomaster Original Pink

The ZENITH Chronomaster Original Pink is a special edition based on the seminal retro-inspired chronograph collection launched last year. Crafted in a unisex 38mm steel case and equipped with the latest generation of the El Primero automatic high-frequency chronograph calibre with 1/10th of a second measurement, the Chronomaster Original Pink Edition stands out with its striking metallic pink dial, honouring the colour globally associated with breast cancer awareness.

The special edition Chronomaster Original Pink is not a limited edition in the traditional numbered sense but will be limited in time. It will be available only during the annual international Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign from October 1 to October 31, and exclusively from ZENITH’s physical and online boutiques around the world.

20% of the proceeds from the sale of the Chronomaster Original Pink will directly be donated to Susan G. Komen, supporting its efforts to make a positive impact on their community by allowing patients everywhere to live better, longer lives.

Technical details

Model: Zenith Chronomaster Original Pink
Reference: 03.3202.3600/33.M3200

Movement
El Primero 3600
Automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph able to measure and display 1/10th of a second
Power-reserve: min. 60 hours
Stop-second mechanism
Finishes: New star-shaped oscillating weight with satined finishings

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
1/10th of a second Chronograph
Central chronograph hand that makes one turn in 10 seconds
60-minute counter at 6 o’clock
60-second counter at 3 o’clock
Date indication at 4:30

Case
Diameter: 38 mm
Material: Stainless steel
Water-resistance: 5 ATM

Dial
Pink-toned sunray-patterned
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet& double folding clasp

Price
9,900 CHF

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph New Green, Yellow and Red Versions

Inspired by prominent race car livery colors like green, yellow and red, Swiss luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer presents three new stylish Formula 1 chronograph models in fresh, energetic colors.

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph New Green, Yellow and Red Versions

Green, yellow and red have been signature motorsport colors for decades. The three new Tag Heuer Formula 1 Quartz Chronograph models come with a harmonious and dynamic play of contrasting colors and subtle unique details for each reference for a cool statement look.

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Green

The 43-mm case is in fine-brushed stainless steel with pushbuttons at 2 and 4 o’clock and a strong black PVD steel fixed tachymeter-scale bezel with positive numerals. The screw-down steel case back reveals a checkered flag motif, sign of a successfully completed race.

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Green

The luminous sunray brushed dial of the new Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph features three “azurage” chronograph sub-counters which add texture, depth, and light effects.

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Red

The angled date window is positioned at 4 o’clock and the contrasting hands and indexes are coated with white Super-LumiNova® for excellent legibility at high speed.

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Yellow

Each of these new TAG Heuer Formula 1 chronographs comes with a streamlined and textured rubber strap, whose vivid hue seamlessly matches the dial.

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Green

For optimal clarity and balance, each colored piece features slightly different details. On the green edition the indexes and hands are black with white Super-LumiNova®, the central hand is lacquered white, and the chronograph sub-counters are circled in red.

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Yellow

On the yellow edition, the indexes are black with white Super-LumiNova®, the hours and minutes hands are black, and the central hand is lacquered red.

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Red

And for the red edition the hands and indexes are rhodium-plated with white Super-LumiNova®, the central hand is lacquered white, and the chronograph sub-counters are circled in white.

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Red

These new TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph models are available from September 2022 in TAG Heuer boutiques, on the brand’s e-commerce websites and at select retail partners.

In the United States, the suggested retail price of the new TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph is $1,850.00.

Technical details

Model: TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph

Movement
Quartz

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph

Dial
CAZ101AP: Green sunray brushed dial; Black indexes, facetted hour and minutes hands with white Super-Luminova®; White lacquered central hand
CAZ101AM: Yellow sunray brushed dial; Black indexes, facetted hour and minute hands with white Super-Luminova®; Red lacquered central hand
CAZ101AN: Red sunray brushed dial; Rhodium plated applied indexes, facetted hour and minute hands with white Super-Luminova®; White lacquered central hand
Black flange with 60 second/minute scale
3 counters:
– 3 o’clock: black “azurage” permanent second indicator; rhodium-plated hand, red polished tip
– 6 o’clock: black “azurage” hour chronograph counter; 1/10th second chronograph counter; rhodium-plated hand, red polished tip
– 9 o’clock: black “azurage” minute chronograph counter; rhodium-plated hand, red polished tip
4 o’clock angled date

Case
43 mm diameter
Fine brushed stainless-steel case
Steel black PVD tachymeter fixed bezel
Black PVD stainless-steel standard crown at 3 o’clock, with black PVD fine brushed stainless-steel pushbuttons at 2 and 4 o’clock
Fine brushed stainless steel crown protector at 3 o’clock
Stainless-steel screw-down case back
Water-resistant to 200 meters (20 bar)

Strap
Green, Yellow or Red rubber strap
Fine brushed steel pin buckle; TAG Heuer engraving

Availability
From September 2022

Aquastar Deepstar Chronograph 2022 Limited Edition

Swiss watch brand Aquastar presents a new successor to the extremely successful Deepstar Chronograph Re-Edition, which was launched in 2020.

Aquastar Deepstar Chronograph 2022 Limited Edition

This medium sized dive chronograph features a 39mmX47mm case in stainless steel. It is available in blue, grey and black dial versions.

Aquastar Deepstar Chronograph 2022 Limited Edition watch with black dial

The new Deepstar retains the function-first ethos and proportions of the revolutionary Deepstar Chronograph from 1962. It is smaller in size in comparison with the Aquastar 2020 Deepstar Chronograph and larger than the 2021 Deepstar II.

Aquastar Deepstar Chronograph 2022 Limited Edition with blue dial

Water resistant to 200 meters, the Deepstar Chronograph 2022 boasts a bidirectional rotating timing bezel, bearing the brand’s unique “no decompression” table, used to time repeated dives. It also features the emblematic “cyclops” style mono-compax counter, originally devised by Aquastar founder and innovator Frederic Robert.

Aquastar Deepstar Chronograph 2022 Limited Edition with grey dial

The new Deepstar houses an automatic column wheel chronograph movement made by Manufacture La Joux-Perret SA, La Chaux-de-Fonds. Beating at 4 Hz, this calibre provides a power reserve of 55 hours.

Aquastar Deepstar Chronograph 2022 Limited Edition

The Aquastar Deepstar Chronograph 2022 has a retail price of $3,590. Each dial version is limited to 300 pieces a year.

Technical details

Model: Aquastar 2022 Deepstar Chronograph

Case
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 39X47mm
Length from lug to lug: 49mm
Case height: 14.8mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire with multiple AR coating
Bezel: Bi-directional rotating, ceramic bearing, with multiple dive decompression time calculator
Water resistance: 200m, 600 feet, 20ATM

Movement
Top-Grade Swiss-made LJP column wheel mono compax chronograph calibre
Frequency: 4 Hz
Power reserve: 55 h
Bi-directional automatic
Number of rubies: 28
Rotor / Bridges: Aquastar signed/decorated with Geneva stripes

Functions
Central hour and minutes
Second chronograph at center
30min chronograph counter 3h
Running seconds indicator 9h

Dial
Sunburst dial design
Colors: Gray, Blue or Black
Applied stainless steel markers/indices
High density filling old light Radium super luminova application

Strap
Color-matched genuine TROPIC strap
Stainless steel bracelet

Edition
Limited to a production of 300 pieces per year
Caseback individually numbered

Retail Price
$3,590

Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph

Swiss watch brand Maurice Lacroix has released a new interpretation of its best-selling model, the PONTOS. Endowed with chronograph, day and date indications, extravagant details and a scratch-resistant ceramic bezel, the PONTOS S Chronograph blends elegance and sport.

Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronographs new models 2022

The PONTOS S Chronograph features a sandblasted dial, offered in a choice of two colours: silvery white or dark blue. The hour and minute hands are partially open-worked and lined with Super-LumiNova®.

Facetted and applied indexes denote the hours. Positioned between each index and the minute track, a rectangular-shaped soupçon of SLN augments readability in dim light conditions. The aforementioned track uses a combination of crisp lines and red Arabic numerals, optimising overall legibility.

Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph

There is a small seconds display at 9 o’clock and a day and date display positioned opposite, all of which prove simple to read. The dominant counters comprise a 30-minute register at 12 o’clock and a 12-hour register below, each endowed with sandblasted centres and framed with snailed detail.

PONTOS S Chronograph, Reference PT6038-SSL24-130-2

This sport chronograph simultaneously exhibits a classical, retro appearance. It has a 43 mm diameter case in stainless steel. The tachymeter bezel is executed in scratch-resistant ceramic.

Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph

Maurice Lacroix has retained some design elements found on former models such as the elongated push-pieces and the distinctive double-stepped lugs. The case juxtaposes satin-brushed and polished surfaces. The sapphire crystal case-back affords sight of the automatic ML112 calibre. The movement features Côtes de Genève, perlage and sunbrush decorations.

Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph case back

The model is supplied on a colour co-ordinated, M-branded nylon strap with tone-on-tone stitching that is lined with luxurious nubuck leather.

Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronographs

The PONTOS S Chronograph is also available with a 3-rows steel bracelet. Owners can modify the appearance of the watch thanks to the Easy Strap Exchange system, swapping the strap or bracelet for an alternative, without the need for tools.

Technical details

Model: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph

Case
Material: Stainless steel case with black ceramic bezel
Case diameter: 43 mm
Case height: 15 mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM

Movement
Automatic ML112
Vibrations: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Number of jewels: 21

Movement decorations
Circular-graining and Côtes de Genève
Vertical Côtes de Genève and sun-brushed finish on rotor
Rhodium-plated

Functions
Hours and minutes
Small second at 9 o’clock
Date at 6 o’clock
Chronograph: seconds by central hand, 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock.

Models

PONTOS S Chronograph, Reference PT6038-SSL24-130-2

PONTOS S Chronograph, Reference PT6038-SSL24-130-2

 

Dial
Silver white sandblasted
Dark grey sandblasted counters and silver white external rings
Indexes: Rhodium-plated, white SLN X1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, white SLN X1

Strap
Dark grey nylon, rhodium-plated M logo; easychange system
Buckle: Butterfly in stainless steel

PONTOS S Chronograph, Reference PT6038-SSL22-430-1

PONTOS S Chronograph, Reference PT6038-SSL22-430-1

Dial
Dark blue sandblasted
Sandblasted counters and rhodium external rings
Indexes: Rhodium-plated, white SLN X1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, white SLN X1

Strap / Bracelet
3-row steel bracelet; easychange system
Buckle: Butterfly in stainless steel

PONTOS S Chronograph, Reference PT6038-SSL24-430-4

PONTOS S Chronograph, Reference PT6038-SSL24-430-4

Dial
Dark blue sandblasted.
Sandblasted counters and rhodium external rings”
Indexes: Rhodium-plated, white SLN X1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, white SLN X1

Strap / Bracelet
Dark blue nylon, rhodium-plated M logo; easychange system
Buckle: Butterfly in stainless steel

PONTOS S Chronograph, Reference PT6038-SSL2H-130-A

PONTOS S Chronograph, Reference PT6038-SSL2H-130-A

Dial
Silver white sandblasted
Dark grey sandblasted counters and silver white external rings.”
Indexes: Rhodium-plated, white SLN X1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, white SLN X1

Strap / Bracelet
3-row steel bracelet; easychange system
Buckle: Butterfly in stainless steel
Extra strap: Dark grey nylon, rhodium-plated M logo; easychange system
Extra buckle: Butterfly in stainless steel

PONTOS S Chronograph, Reference PT6038-SSL2H-430-C

PONTOS S Chronograph, Reference PT6038-SSL2H-430-C

Dial
Dark blue sandblasted.
Sandblasted counters and rhodium external rings
Indexes: Rhodium-plated, white SLN X1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, white SLN X1

Bracelet
3-row steel bracelet; easychange system
Buckle: Butterfly in stainless steel
Extra Strap: Dark blue nylon, rhodium-plated M logo; easychange system
Extra buckle: Butterfly in stainless steel

Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT3 RS

Porsche Design has launched the 911 GT3 RS chronographs exclusively for buyers of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS and GT3 RS with the Weissach Package.

Made of titanium and glass-bead blasted, the light-weight yet durable case comes in black or a natural finish. It is water-resistant up to 5 bar (50 meters). The scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, with seven-fold antireflective coating on both sides, guarantees optimum readability. Chronograph pushers with laser engravings of ‘Start/Stop’ and ‘Next Lap’ highlight the motor-racing origins of these timepieces.

Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT3 RS

The carbon-fiber dial comes with white hour and minute indexes made of ceramic Super-LumiNova® luminous material. The hands in white, black and yellow evoke the motorsport DNA of these chronographs.

The matte black seconds disc at 9 o’clock features white ‘911 GT3 RS’ lettering, red and white curbs design, and a ‘BORN IN FLACHT’ imprint in the center of the seconds disc.

Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT3 RS

The chronograph second and 30-minute counter display precise proof as to whether the best time has been beaten upon crossing the finish line. The Porsche Design watch configurator offers a selection of nine colors for the customized ring around the dial.

Made of titanium and in the selected case color, the case-back of the timepiece can be customized with text up to 12 characters long, such as the vehicle identification number (VIN), for example. The sapphire-crystal case back provides a clear view of the rotor and the other movement parts.

Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT3 RS

Made of titanium or titanium with black titanium carbide coating, the bezel has a pulsometer scale. The bezel is also available with a tachymeter or minute display.

Equipped with the COSC-certified Porsche Design WERK 01.200 with a flyback function, the Porsche Design 911 GT3 RS chronograph is an ideal timekeeping instrument for racing drivers and professionals. In addition, the winding rotor reflects the wheel rim design of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT3 RS case back

The Weissach RS Rotor features the same rim design as the lightweight magnesium forged wheel that is an exclusive component of the 911 GT3 RS with the Weissach Package.

The colors available are Brilliant Silver, Neodyme, Black Satin, Dark Silver, Indigo Blue, and Pyro Red. The stylish finishing touch is the new black rotor cap, which echoes the wheel’s center lock with the RS logo emblazoned in Brilliant Silver.

Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT3 RS  case back view rotor

The leather strap included with the timepiece is made of genuine Porsche vehicle leather and is an extension of selected interior elements.

These straps features elaborate perforation and backing made of Race-Tex in the selected accent color (GT Silver or Guards Red) as well as the decorative stitching made of vehicle yarn in the accent color.

Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT3 RS

The chronograph can also be equipped with high-quality metal straps made of titanium. In addition, carefully crafted leather straps are available in the original Porsche colors of the 911 (992) configurator. All straps come with a quick-change mechanism and a folding clasp with pushers that match the case color.

The Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT3 RS is available exclusively for buyers of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS and 911 GT3 RS with the Weissach Package. This watch has a starting price of $10,950. It is available for purchase at Porsche dealerships and online at http://www.porsche-design.com.

MING 37.04 Monopusher

Celebrating its 5th anniversary, MING has announced a special timepiece equipped with a mono-pusher chronograph.

For the new 37.04 Monopusher, the brand has opted for an improved version of a 1990s hand-wound mechanical movement created by talented master watchmakers Journe, Halter and Flageollet.

MING 37.04 Monopusher

MING has sourced enough movements and spares to make 100 pieces of this mono-pusher chronograph watch. These manual-winding mechanical calibres have been overhauled, updated and refinished by La Joux Perret in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, with new skeletonized bridges receiving a classical grained 5N rose gold coating and hand-polished anglage in the style of MING models 19.02 and 19.05. Driving the functions of 37.04, this custom-built movement (LJP 5000.M1) has a power reserve of 38 hours.

MING 37.04 Monopusher chronograph watch

The MING 37.04 Monopusher has a black guilloche dial by Comblemine. This dial is in turn covered by a sapphire layer that embeds the various chronograph scales (minutes, pulsometer, and tachymeter) at different levels and in Super-LumiNova X1 to further enhance depth and legibility.

Embedded with the luminous material, the chronograph minute counter at 3 o’clock has been recessed. The absence of the running seconds hand ensures a minimalist dial lay out.

MING 37.04 Monopusher

The 37-series case comes with signature flared and twisted lugs. It is made of grade 5 titanium with display back, multiple textured finishes, and reengineered for a crown-inline monopusher.

MING 37.04 Monopusher

Manufacture Schwarz-Etienne remains responsible for engineering and final assembly, with Jean Rousseau and Koji Sato providing finishing touches. The sapphire crystal case-back offers the view of the mechanical chronograph caliber.

MING 37.04 Monopusher movement case back

Pricing of the MING 37.04 Monopusher will be CHF 29,500 with a 50% deposit due on order confirmation and the balance on delivery – which is scheduled to begin March 2023 and continue through Q2-2023. The brand is now accepting registrations of interest (from 18 August to 28 August, 2022).

Technical details

Model: MING 37.04

Case
38mm diameter, 11.9mm thickness in grade 5 titanium
Domed sapphire crystal front and rear, with double-sided antireflective coating
50m water resistance
20mm lug width

Dial
Sapphire dial with subdial recess and inlaid Super-LumiNova X1 fill over black guilloche dial by Comblemine

Movement
LJP 5000.M1 for MING; 5N rose gold coated and sandblasted skeletonised bridges and plates with hand-polished dome profile anglage
Monopusher chronograph with lateral clutch
Manual winding with ~38h power reserve at full wind

Functions
Hours and minutes
Hand winding
Monopusher chronograph with 30 min counter at 3 o’clock

Straps
Barenia leather strap by Jean Rosseau Paris
Second strap of customer’s choice
20mm width, curved bars with quick release
Fitted with 3rd generation keeperless buckle in stainless steel

Others
Leather travel pouch handmade in Kuala Lumpur by Studio Koji Sato

Warranty
2-year warranty against defects

Origin
Made in Switzerland

Pricing
CHF 29,500

Expected Delivery
In March 2023

Edition
Special Projects Cave Edition of 100 watches

Singer Reimagined Track1 SKLT CARBON Edition

After the revealing of the first SKLT Gold Edition early this year, Singer Reimagined presents a new open-worked version of its emblematic Track1 chronograph.

The Track1 SKLT CARBON Edition features the new-generation transparent dial, suspended over the movement, allowing a view of the components below. Shaped as a structural chassis, the open-work dial reveals the signature minutes wheel below, highlighted in a golden finish, to match the aesthetic of this special watch.

Singer Reimagined Track1 SKLT CARBON Edition

One side of the Agengraphe has always been visible through the caseback of the Track1. The rotor was relocated to a position underneath the dial, allowing an unobstructed view of the Track 1 movement through the caseback.

Through the open-work dial of the Track1 SKLT CARBON Edition, these vital elements of the movement are exposed and visible.

Singer Reimagined Track1 SKLT CARBON Edition

The Singer Track1 SKLT CARBON Edition is crafted from high-tech materials. The watch case is fashioned from stratified forged carbon, which reduces mass and enhances lightness.

The case made from this exclusive material has been milled directly from a solid bloc, in order to ensure dimensional perfection and guarantee 100 meters of waterproofness. This specific conception allows as well a direct encasing of the movement itself.

Singer Reimagined Track1 SKLT CARBON Edition

On the occasion of the revealing of the Track1 SKLT CARBON Edition and for the very first time, Singer introduces a caoutchouc strap in its collection.

The black openwork strap reinterprets the iconic rivet perforations enhancing both the vintage style and the energetic look. The strap was designed and tailored for all sizes. Indeed, conceived in large size, the strap can be cut to fit smallest wrist sizes thanks to a double clasp housing. It is secured with the folding buckle made of stainless steel with a black DLC coating.

Singer Reimagined Track1 SKLT CARBON Edition

The Singer name is carved from metal and becomes three-dimensional, floating over the visible movement. At the outer edge of the watch, the ceramic rotating hours and minutes discs carry engraved numerals filled in golden Superluminova®, against a matte black background.

Singer Reimagined Track1 SKLT CARBON Edition chronograph

On the dial flange, a tachymetric scale is presented with black numerals against a circular brushed golden background. The transparent sapphire ring, suspended and riveted to the chassis, carries the single base 60 scale, dedicated to all chronograph functions. This feature, a signature of the Track 1, allows each chronograph hand (seconds, minutes and hours) to point to the same scale, improving clarity.

Singer Reimagined Track1 SKLT CARBON Edition

Bezel, push buttons and crown, made of grade 5 titanium, are mirror polished by hand and coated in black DLC in order to provide highlight and contrast.

Singer Reimagined Track1 SKLT CARBON Edition watch case back

The AgenGraphe, the calibre powering the Singer Track1 stands apart from all previous chronograph movements. Thanks to a radically new architecture, this self-winding mechanical movement brings together the entire chronograph functions in the centre of the watch, allowing for an easy and intuitive reading of elapsed time. To further enhance legibility, the chronograph incorporates jumping minute and hour indicators.

Singer Reimagined Track1 SKLT CARBON Edition agengraphe movement

To connect the chronograph mechanism to the timekeeping gear train, the AgenGraphe features an innovative clutch mechanism. The coupling is made horizontally which requires less space, yet it is made using friction, just like a vertical clutch. The dial-side rotor (made possible because the hands are on a central axis) leaves an unhindered view of the AgenGraphe movement and its 477 meticulously hand-finished parts.

Technical details

Model: Singer Track1 SKLT CARBON Edition

Movement
Calibre Singer Reimagined 6361 Automatic mechanical movement
Column-wheel chronograph, AgenGraphe, Singer Reimagined exclusive 3-60 indication centralized instantaneous chronograph hours (60 hours) and minutes (60 minutes) sweep chronograph second hand (60 seconds)
Dimensions: 34.40 mm
Height: 7.18 mm
Number of parts: 477
Number of jewels: 67
Power reserve: 60 hours
Escapement: Swiss lever
Balance: Flat with AgenPit regulator
Frequency: 21’600 vph (3 Hz)

Functions
Hours, minutes on peripheral discs, central chronograph with instantaneous hours, instantaneous minutes and sweeping seconds

Case
Material: Stratified forged carbon fiber
Diameter: 43 mm
Height: 15 mm
Sapphire crystal glass with double-sided antireflective coating
Screwed case-back with sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 10 ATM / 100 meters

Strap
Singer Reimagined Black caoutchouc strap
Design: Openwork Singer Signature
Folding buckle in Stainless steel black DLC coating

Edition
Limited edition of 25 numbered pieces

Price
60’000 CHF (excluding VAT and local taxes)

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 CHRONOGRAPH “Hampton Court Edition”

German luxury watch manufacture A. Lange & Söhne has been a partner of the Concours of Elegance since 2018. This year, it will take place from 2 to 4 September in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace on the outskirts of London. This high profile event showcases not only rare automobiles but also the exclusive mechanical timepieces crafted by A. Lange & Söhne.

During the Concours of Elegance 2022, A. Lange & Söhne will be unveiling a unique version of the 1815 CHRONOGRAPH with a hinged cuvette. This one-of-a-kind timepiece will be auctioned off for the benefit of The Prince’s Trust, a youth charity set up by HRH The Prince of Wales.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 CHRONOGRAPH Hampton Court Edition

Introduced in 2004, the Lange 1815 CHRONOGRAPH blends classic design with progressive technology. In addition to artisanal perfection and refined details, its design offers optimised legibility. The dial with Arabic numerals, the railway-track minute scale, and the slightly shifted subsidiary dials are reminiscent of the of A. Lange & Söhne’s historic pocket watches.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 CHRONOGRAPH Hampton Court Edition

The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 CHRONOGRAPH “Hampton Court Edition” stands out with a unique combination of features. For the first time, a white-gold case meets a black dial with sandstone-coloured numerals and scales. The tachometer scale on the peripheral emphasises the historic connection between motor sport and time measurement.

The rhodié-coloured subsidiary dials for the small seconds and the minute counter contrast well with the black dial. Good legibility is also assured by the rhodiumed case-matched gold hands for the hours and minutes as well as by the rhodiumed steel hands for the chrono seconds, the subsidiary seconds, and the minute counter.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 CHRONOGRAPH Hampton Court Edition

The watch is fitted with a black hand-stitched alligator leather strap that is secured with a prong buckle in solid white gold.

The hinged cuvette, hand-engraved with the logo of the Concours of Elegance, conceals the Lange calibre L951.5 movement launched in 2010. It is assembled twice and features a column-wheel control, a precisely jumping minute counter, and a flyback function.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 CHRONOGRAPH Hampton Court Edition case back

The manually wound calibre has a power reserve of 60 hours. A large cam-poised balance wheel driven by a freely oscillating hairspring crafted in-house assures excellent rate accuracy. With its frequency of 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour (2.5 hertz), the watch displays stopped times to an accuracy of one-fifth of a second.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 CHRONOGRAPH Hampton Court Edition hinged caseback

The sapphire-crystal caseback reveals the lavishly hand-finished chronograph mechanism. A subtly composed choice of different materials and surface decorations emphasises the three-dimensionality of the open movement architecture. This highlights the details of the complex switching processes as well as the artistically hand-engraved balance cock with Lange’s iconic whiplash spring.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 CHRONOGRAPH Hampton Court Edition movement view case back

Thanks to its floral motif, this small but magnificently decorated part of the movement makes every Lange timepiece recognisable – the engraver’s personal signature also makes the 1815 CHRONOGRAPH a unique piece.

The exclusive timepiece will be auctioned off on 6 November 2022 by Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo at the Geneva Watch Auction XVI. The proceeds will be donated to The Prince’s Trust charity and used to give young people better prospects in life.

Technical details

Model: A. Lange & Söhne 1815 CHRONOGRAPH “Hampton Court Edition” Ref. 414.047

Movement
Lange manufacture calibre L951.5, manually wound, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards, decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; plates and bridges made of untreated German silver; balance cock engraved by hand
Movement parts: 306
Diameter: 30.6 millimetres
Height: 6.1 millimetres
Jewels: 34
Screwed gold chatons: 4
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillation system: Shock-resistant cam-poised balance; balance spring manufactured in-house, frequency 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour, precision beat-adjustment system with lateral setscrew and whiplash spring
Power reserve: 60 hours when fully wound

Functions
Time indicated in hours, minutes, and subsidiary seconds with stop seconds; flyback chronograph with precisely jumping minute counter, tachometer scale

Operating elements
Crown for winding the watch and setting the time, two pushers for operating the chronograph

Case
18-carat white gold, hand-engraved hinged cuvette, with the Concours of Elegance logo on the outside, limited-edition engraving “Unique piece” on the inside
Diameter: 39.5 millimetres
Height: 11.8 millimetres
Crystal and caseback: Sapphire crystal (Mohs hardness 9)

Dial
Silver, black, subsidiary dials: rhodié-coloured; printed dial elements: sandstone-coloured
Hands and appliques
Hours and minutes: rhodiumed gold; chronograph hand, seconds hand, and minute counter hand: rhodiumed steel

Strap
Hand-stitched alligator leather, black
Prong buckle in 18-carat white gold

Limited edition
One piece for The Prince’s Trust charity auction

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Automatic and Chronograph Models with Contrasting White and Blue Dials

Swiss luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen has announced the launch of new dial versions of the Portugieser Automatic and the Portugieser Chronograph.

Both watches feature stainless steel cases, contrasting white and blue dials with the characteristic railway-track style chapter ring, blue Arabic numerals, and blued feuille hands.

The Portugieser Automatic is powered by the IWC-manufactured 52010 calibre with a power reserve of 7 days and fitted with a blue alligator leather strap. The Portugieser Chronograph features the IWC-manufactured 69355 calibre chronograph movement and a blue rubber strap. The white dials boast a polished lacquer finish, while the deep blue sub dials feature an “azurage” finish.

IWC Portugieser Automatic, Ref. IW500715

The Portugieser Automatic (Ref. IW500715) features a stainless steel case with a diameter of 42.3 millimetres, a white and blue dial, and blued feuille hands. The balanced dial layout places the small seconds at 9 o’clock and the power reserve display at 3 o’clock.

IWC Portugieser Automatic, Ref. IW500715

This timepiece is powered by the IWC-manufactured 52010 calibre. Its automatic Pellaton winding system has been reinforced with components made of ceramic. It offers a power reserve of 7 days in two barrels. The movement can be admired through the sapphire glass case back.

IWC Portugieser Automatic, Ref. IW500715

The IWC Portugieser Automatic IW500715 is fitted with a blue alligator leather strap with a folding clasp.

The Portugieser Chronograph (Ref. IW371620) features a 41-millimetre case made of stainless steel, a white and blue dial, and blued feuille hands. The chronograph minutes counter is located at 12 o’clock, the small seconds at 6 o’clock.

IWC Portugieser Chronograph, Ref. IW371620

It houses the IWC-manufactured 69355 calibre with automatic winding and a power reserve of 46 hours. The chronograph movement in a classic column-wheel design is visible through the sapphire glass case back.

IWC Portugieser Chronograph, Ref. IW371620

The IWC Portugieser Chronograph IW371620 comes with with a durable and flexible blue rubber strap.

IWC Portugieser Chronograph, Ref. IW371620

The Portugieser Automatic and Portugieser Chronograph are available immediately through IWC boutiques, authorised retail partners or online at IWC.com. Both models are eligible for registration under the My IWC care program, benefitting from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.

Technical details

Model: IWC Portugieser Automatic, Ref. IW500715

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 52010
Automatic movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 31
Power reserve: 7 days (168 h)
Pellaton automatic winding system

Functions
Power reserve display
Date display
Small hacking seconds

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 42.3 mm
Height: 14.2 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
See-through sapphire glass back
Water-resistance: 3 bar

Dial
White and blue dial
Blued hands

Strap
Blue alligator leather strap with folding clasp

Model: IWC Portugieser Chronograph, Ref. IW371620

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 69355
Automatic movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 27
Power reserve: 46 h

Functions
Stopwatch function with minutes and seconds
Small hacking seconds

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 41 mm
Height: 13.1 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
See-through sapphire glass back
Water-resistance: 3 bar

Dial
White and blue dial
Blued hands

Strap
Blue rubber strap with pin buckle

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph 1969 Re-Interpretation

Introduced in 1969, Seiko Speedtimer was one of the world’s first automatic chronographs. It was equipped with the Seiko Caliber 6139, the first automatic chronograph movement to incorporate both a column wheel and a vertical clutch.

The new Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph 1969 Re-Interpretation pays tribute to the historic timepiece.

Inspired by the iconic Seiko 5 Speedtimer 1969 chronograph, the new Re Interpretation ensures highly precise elapsed time measurement. It comes with a blue dial with vertical hairline finish.

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph 1969 Re-Interpretation

The white sub-dials and outer dial ring markers provide contrast against the blue dial. The chronograph hands are in red color.

The chronograph second hand is gently curved down towards the dial so that the tip of the hand is as close as possible to the dial’s markers and extends right to the tachymeter markings at the dial edge. The minute and hour hands as well as the edge of the indexes are generously coated with Lumibrite. The chronograph pushers with a wide and flat upper surface facilitate secure and accurate operability.

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph 1969 Re-Interpretation

This new Speedtimer is powered by Caliber 8R46, which incorporates both vertical clutch and column wheel mechanisms, just like the 1969 original. The vertical clutch eliminates any shuddering or jumping of the hands and so enhances the measurement accuracy while the column wheel ensures the precise control of the chronograph operation. This 45 hours self-winding movement provides a power reserve of 45 hours.

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph 1969 Re-Interpretation

Thanks to Seiko’s unique three-pointed hammer, when the re-set pusher is depressed, the hands return to zero instantly and in perfect synchronization.

The Seiko Speedtimer Chronograph reference SRQ043 has a 42.5mm stainless steel case with a dual-curved sapphire crystal and exhibition case-back. The watch is fitted on a specially designed stainless steel bracelet that offers excellent stability and a high level of comfort on the wrist. Both the case and bracelet are super-hard coated. The brand is also offering an additional leather strap for this timepiece.

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph 1969 Re-Interpretation

A new addition to the Prospex collection, the new Speedtimer chronograph will be available from September 2022 at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retail partners worldwide.

Technical details

Model: Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph 1969 Re-Interpretation
Reference SRQ043

Movement
Caliber 8R46, Automatic Chronograph
Column wheel and vertical clutch systems
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: 45 hours
Jewels: 34
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Case
Stainless steel case with super-hard coating
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface
Diameter: 42.5mm
Thickness: 15.1mm
See-through screw case back
Water resistance: 10 bar

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet with super-hard coating
Three-fold clasp with push button release
Additional calf strap

Approximate recommended retail price
EU: €3,200/ UK: £2,740

Tag Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition

TAG Heuer presents a limited edition Carrera chronograph with a red dial. With a fiery red look, this new watch is inspired by the aesthetic of the historic Heuer Carrera model released in 1963.

Tag Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition

The silhouette of the original Heuer Carrera reference 2447 is retained including the signature lugs and pushers. The new watch has a 39mm diameter stainless steel case case with polished finish. Water resistance to 100 meters, this new chronograph is fitted with domed sapphire crystal glass and screw-down steel case-back with sapphire crystal.

Tag Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition

The indexes and hours and minutes hands are faceted, rhodium-plated and coated with Super-LumiNova® for optimal readability.

Tag Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition

The dial is sunray brushed while the three chronograph counters – hours, minutes and permanent second indicator – are snailed, ensuring a subtle contrast and mesmerizing play of light. The dial sports the emblematic Heuer logo and Carrera name below the 12 o’clock hour-marker.

Tag Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition

The new Tag Heuer Carrera Red Dial is equipped with in-house high-precision chronograph calibre Heuer 02. It has an exceptional power reserve of 80 hours. Visible through the sapphire crystal case back, this movement is personalized with touches of red on the column wheel and oscillating mass engravings.

Tag Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition

Fitted on a black alligator strap with a steel folding clasp, the TAG Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition is limited to 600 pieces. Each timepiece will be engraved with “ONE OF 600” and “Limited Edition” on the case back.

Tag Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition

Available from July 2022, the Carrera Red Dial Chronograph will be sold exclusively in TAG Heuer boutiques, through the brand’s e-commerce websites and at select wholesale partner boutiques.

Technical details

Model: TAG Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition
Reference CBK221G.FC6479

Movement
TAG Heuer Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph

Dial
Red sunray brushed dial
3 counters:
– 3 o’clock: “snailed” minute chronograph counter
– 6 o’clock: “snailed” permanent second indicator
– 9 o’clock: “snailed” hour chronograph counter
Rhodium-plated applied indexes, hour and minute hands with Super-LumiNova®
Rhodium-plated central hand

Case
39 mm diameter
Polished stainless-steel case
Domed sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment
Stainless-steel standard crown at 3 o’clock with push buttons at 2 and 4 o’clock
Stainless-steel sapphire crystal screw-down case back with special engraving “Limited Edition” and “ONE OF 600” engraved
Water resistance: 100 meters

Strap
Black alligator leather strap
Steel folding clasp with double safety push buttons, HEUER logo

Availability
From July 2022

Edition
Limited to 600 pieces

Zenith Chronomaster Original Limited Edition for Hodinkee

In partnership with Hodinkee, Swiss luxury watch brand ZENITH has created a limited edition Chronomaster Original watch with the powerful El Primero 3600 automatic 1/10th of a second chronograph caliber.

Introduced in 2021, the Chronomaster Original series takes inspiration from the original ZENITH A386 of 1969. Dressed in a robust 38mm diameter case, the new Zenith Chronomaster Original Hodinkee watch has a matte opaline salmon dial with counters in three shades of grey and rhodium-plated hands and indexes.

Zenith Chronomaster Original Limited Edition for Hodinkee

The date wheel of the date window positioned at 4:30 has the matching the color of the dial. The facetted hour-markers as well as the hour and minute hands are coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1. The central chronograph hand makes one turn in 10 seconds. The watch has three sub-dials: the small seconds at 9 o’clock, 60-minute counter at 6 o’clock, and 60-second counter at 3 o’clock.

Zenith Chronomaster Original Limited Edition for Hodinkee

The stainless steel case is flanked by familiar pump-style pushers and brushed lugs. The domed sapphire crystal of the Chronomaster Original for Hodinkee is inspired by the acrylic lenses found on vintage ZENITH timepieces like the A386.

Zenith Chronomaster Original Limited Edition for Hodinkee

Visible through the sapphire caseback, the Caliber 3600 boasts the same high-beat rate and column-wheel design of the iconic El Primero caliber.

This new ZENITH El Primero movement comes with modern technical enhancements that ensure smooth running and reliability. The chronograph seconds hand traverses the dial once every ten seconds. Also, rather than drive the chronograph via the movement’s fourth wheel, as the original caliber 400 did, the El Primero 3600 runs the chronograph directly off its high-tech silicon escape wheel.

Zenith Chronomaster Original Limited Edition for Hodinkee

This exclusive Zenith Hodinkee watch is fitted on a stainless steel tapered bracelet with polished center links, outer links with polished edges, and a folding clasp.

The Zenith Chronomaster Original Limited Edition for Hodinkee is available as a 300-piece limited edition for $9,500 through the HODINKEE Shop and ZENITH’s online boutique.

Technical details

Model: Zenith Chronomaster Original Limited Edition for Hodinkee
Reference 03.3201.3600/18.M3200.T3/P

Movement
Zenith El Primero 3600
Automatic high-frequency chronograph movement with 1/10th of a second chronograph function
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve: approx. 60 hours
Finishes: New star-shaped oscillating weight with satined finishings

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock
1/10th of a second chronograph (central chronograph hand makes one turn in 10 seconds)
60-minute counter at 6 o’clock
60-second counter at 3 o’clock

Case
Diameter: 38mm
Material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 5 ATM

Dial
Salmon opaline
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1

Bracelet
Stainless steel Chronomaster Original Bracelet

Edition
Limited edition of 300 pieces

Price
9,400 CHF / 9,500 USD

HUBLOT Summer Editions, Ibiza, Capri and St.Tropez Boutiques

To celebrate this summer season, Hublot has created three special edition timepieces dedicated to its Ibiza, Capri and St.Tropez boutiques.

These Mediterranean destinations are known for their beautiful beaches and vibrant culture. The new Hublot summer limited editions take inspiration from the blues of summertime.

Hublot ♥ St-Tropez Big Bang Unico St-Tropez Boutique

The turquoise blue seas and sky of this seaside citadel are reflected in a limited edition of 30 pieces which echo the colours of Tahiti and Pampelonne beach.

Hublot Big Bang Unico St Tropez Boutique

Set between the Place des Lices and the Port de St-Tropez since 2017, the Hublot boutique is just a short hop from the iconic ochre and sienna bell tower which overlooks the port and dominates the skyline. The silhouette is featured on the sapphire of the Big Bang Unico St-Tropez Boutique’s case back.

Hublot Big Bang Unico St Tropez Boutique

The UNICO V2 manufacture movement offers a power reserve of 72 hours. The calibre HUB1280 boasts a slimmer design, restyled architecture, easier assembly and improved visibility and functionality. The ceramic bezel, the lined rubber strap, the indices, numerals and hands are all turquoise blue, contrasting with the microblasted black ceramic case.

Hublot ♥ Ibiza Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Ceramic Blue Ibiza Boutique

With its pop-up boutique open throughout the summer, Hublot celebrates the bohemian festive spirit of Ibiza with a limited edition of 50 pieces in colours which echo the island’s white walls and the deep blue of the horizon from Cala Conta, the contrasting shades underneath the boats moored at Cala Saladeta and the seabed at Cala Xarraca.

Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Ceramic Blue Ibiza Boutique

To celebrate summer, and its Ibiza boutique, Hublot welcomes its favourite material – coloured ceramic – to a magnetic blue chronograph: the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Ceramic Blue Ibiza Boutique.

Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Ceramic Blue Ibiza Boutique

45 mm in diameter, with a deep blue ceramic bezel and case, HUB1155 self-winding chronograph movement and a power reserve of 42 hours, this piece is awash with the island’s vibrant blues, from its deep seas to its night skies.

Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Ceramic Blue Ibiza Boutique

Its blue alligator strap is set off by white stitching and a white stripe, providing as striking a contrast to the titanium adorning the crown, pushers and H-shaped screws. On the back of the watch, the sapphire crystal features “Hublot ♥ Ibiza”.

Hublot ♥ Capri Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Ceramic Capri Boutique

For its Capri Boutique, Hublot has created a limited edition Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Ceramic. Limited to 50 pieces, this watch is inspired by the turquoise waters of Capri’s Grotta Azzurra and the contrast with the dark grey of the grotto.

Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Ceramic Capri Boutique

The Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Ceramic Capri Boutique has a power reserve of 42 hours. 45 mm in diameter, and fitted with a turquoise blue lined rubber strap, this watch is water resistant to 50 metres.

Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Ceramic Capri Boutique

Technical details

Model: Hublot Big Bang Unico St Tropez Boutique
Reference: ST TROPEZ 441.CL.1190.RX.STP22

Hublot Big Bang Unico St Tropez Boutique

Case
Microblasted black ceramic
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 14.5 mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM
Microblasted black ceramic
Microblasted blue ceramic

Dial
Matt black

Movement
HUB1280 Unico Manufacture Self-winding Chronograph
Frequency: 4 (28’800 A/H)
Power reserve (hours): 72
Number of components: 354
Jewels: 43

Strap
Black and light blue lined rubber
Black ceramic and black titanium deployant buckle

Edition
Limited to 30 pieces

Suggested retail price
22‘400 CHF/ 23‘300 EUR/ 24‘900 USD/ 19‘500 GBP

Model: Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Ceramic Blue Ibiza Boutique
Reference: IBIZA 525.EX.0129.LR.IBZ22

Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Ceramic Blue Ibiza Boutique

Case
Polished and satin-finished blue ceramic
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 13.45 mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM
Polished blue ceramic
Polished and satin-finished blue ceramic

Dial
Sapphire

Movement
HUB1155 Self-winding Chronograph
Frequency: 4 (28’800 A/H)
Power reserve (hours): 42
Number of components: 207
Jewels: 60

Strap
White and blue alligator
Stainless steel deployant buckle

Edition
Limited to 50 pieces

Suggested retail price
18’500 CHF/ 19’200 EUR/ 20’600 USD/ 16’100 GBP

Model: Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Ceramic Capri Boutique
Reference: CAPRI 525.CL.0179.RX.CAP22

Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Ceramic Capri Boutique

Case
Polished and satin-finished black ceramic
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 13.45 mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM
Polished black ceramic
Polished and satin-finished blue ceramic

Dial
Sapphire

Movement
HUB1155 Self-winding chronograph
Frequency: 4 (28’800 A/H)
Power reserve (hours): 42
Number of components: 207
Jewels: 60

Strap
Blue lined rubber
Black steel deployant buckle

Edition
Limited to 50 pieces

Suggested retail price
17‘600 CHF/ 18‘300 EUR/ 18‘500 USD/ 15‘300 GBP

Airain Type 20 Vert Militaire Limited Edition

The historic tool watch brand Airain was revived by Dutch watch aficionado and entrepreneur Tom van Wijlick in 2020. It has soon introduced a re-edition of the legendary Type 20, one of the most sought-after military watches of all time.

Now, the brand is introducing Type 20 Vert Militaire, a new limited edition version featuring a green color theme. The designation ‘Vert Militaire’ is a reference to the brand’s French military history.

Airain Type 20 Vert Militaire Limited Edition

Based on the Airain Type 20 Re-Edition watch, this new reference takes its design inspiration from the original 1950s Type 20. It has a 39.5mm diameter case made of stainless steel. It is topped with a domed Hesalite crystal glass.

Airain Type 20 Vert Militaire Limited Edition

Its hand-wound mechanical movement is equipped with a hand-wound column wheel chronograph with flyback function. The dial features Arabic numeral hour-markers, a small seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock, and a 30-minute recorder at 3 o’clock.

Airain Type 20 Vert Militaire Limited Edition

The hands and hour-markers are filled with beige color Super-LumiNova to evoke the style of the original Type 20’s luminescent material.

Airain Type 20 Vert Militaire Limited Edition

The watch is equipped with a stainless steel count-down bezel that can be rotated bi-directionally. Secured with a screwed-in case back in steel, this model is water resistant up to 50 meters. The Airain Type 20 Vert Militaire watch is fitted on a 3-stripe green and cream nylon fabric NATO strap.

Airain Type 20 Vert Militaire Limited Edition

This special edition is available for order from 20 July 2022. The price is 2,314 Euros, and only 134 pieces will be produced. The Vert Militaire green edition will start shipping at the end of August.

For more details, please visit: https://www.airain.com/airain-type-20-vert-militaire-limited-edition

Technical details

Model: Airain Type 20 Vert Militaire Limited Edition
Reference: 421.481

Case
316L stainless steel case
Diameter: 39.5mm
Thickness: 10.85mm (without crystal)
47.7mm lug-to-lug width
Screwed in case back and bidirectional moving countdown bezel
Domed hesalite crystal with anti-scratch treatment, 3.92mm in height
Water resistance: 50m (5ATM) waterproof case

Movement
Manual-wind column wheel chronograph caliber AM1 with flyback complication
30 minute chronograph
24 jewels
Incabloc shock protection
60 hours power reserve

Functions
Hour, minute and small seconds at 9 o’clock
Central chronograph seconds and 30 minute recorder at 3 o’clock with flyback complication

Strap
3-stripe green and cream nylon fabric NATO strap with stainless steel buckle and fitted keepers
Buckle and keepers are brushed finished and third keeper is engraved with Airain logo
Lug width: 20mm

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Limited Edition

Prestigious German watch manufacture A. Lange & Söhne has expanded its 1815 collection by launching a new Rattrapante (split-seconds chronograph) in platinum.

The complex mechanism of the manual-winding 1815 RATTRAPANTE expands the functionality of a classic chronograph by allowing the measurement of a random number of lap times within a minute.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Limited Edition

The watch has two superposed chronograph hands, the centre chronograph hand and the centre rattrapante hand. Both hands start together when the pusher at 2 o’clock is actuated. The centre rattrapante hand can now be stopped independently of the centre chronograph hand and then resynchronised with it. This procedure, used for instance to measure lap times, can be repeated infinitely.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Limited Edition

The 1815 RATTRAPANTE comes in a platinum case measuring 41.2mm diameter. The bright argenté-coloured dial and the dark blued hands contrast well and assure perfect legibility. The traditional style elements of the watch include the peripheral railway-track minute scale and the prominent Arabic numerals.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Limited Edition

Instead of the ordinary positions at 3 and 9 o’clock, the 30-minute counter and the subsidiary seconds dial are at 12 and 6 o’clock, respectively, on the vertical centre axis. This symmetric arrangement gives the 1815 RATTRAPANTE a balanced and expressive personality. Additionally, the peripheral tachometer scale allows average speeds to be determined.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Limited Edition

The 1815 RATTRAPANTE is powered by the manufacture movement L101.2. The entire rattrapante chronograph mechanism is configured such that it is visible through the sapphire-crystal caseback. This allows the complex switching processes to be observed in detail. The control of elapsed and lap-time measurements is handled highly precisely in the classic manner with two column wheels. The mainspring barrel has a power reserve rating of 58 hours.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Limited Edition

Manufactured in-house, the freely oscillating Lange balance spring guarantees excellent rate accuracy at a frequency of 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour (3 hertz).

It is already the seventh calibre with this complication developed and crafted by Lange. With a special finissage, the movement was already integrated in the 1815 RATTRAPANTE HONEYGOLD “Homage to F. A. Lange” limited edition released in 2020.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Limited Edition

The calibre L101.2 manual-wound movement features bridges and cocks made of untreated German silver, a screw balance, screwed gold chatons that secure the jewels and a hand engraved balance cock. All upper sides of the moving parts of the rattrapante chronograph, such as levers, springs and jumpers, are decorated with straight graining while the peripheral chamfers are polished.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Limited Edition

Fitted on a black hand-stitched alligator leather strap, the 1815 RATTRAPANTE in platinum is limited to a global 200-piece edition.

Technical details

Model: A. Lange & Söhne 1815 RATTRAPANTE
Ref. 425.025

Movement
Lange manufacture calibre L101.2
Diameter: 32.6 millimeters
Height: 7.4 millimeters
Manually wound, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards, decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; plates made of untreated German silver; balance cock and chronograph bridge engraved by hand
Movement parts: 365
Jewels: 36
Screwed gold chatons: 4
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillation system: Shock-resistant screw balance; balance spring crafted in-house, frequency 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour; precision beat adjustment system with lateral setscrew and whiplash spring
Power reserve: 58 hours when fully wound

Functions
Time display with hours and minutes as well as subsidiary seconds with stop seconds; rattrapante chronograph with 30-minute counter, tachometer scale

Operating elements
Crown for winding the watch and setting the time; two chronograph pushers, one pusher to operate the rattrapante mechanism

Case
Material: 950 platinum
Diameter: 41.2mm
Height: 12.6mm
Crystal and caseback: Sapphire crystal

Dial
Solid silver, argenté

Hands
Hours, minutes, and subsidiary seconds: blued steel
30-minute counter: blued steel
Centre chronograph hand: rhodiumed steel
Centre rattrapante hand: blued steel

Strap
Hand-stitched alligator leather, black
Prong buckle in 950 platinum

Edition
Limited edition of 200 watches, edition engraving, boutique exclusivity

Image Credit: Lange Uhren GmbH

Tissot Telemeter 1938

The Telemeter 1938 is a reinterpretation of an iconic Tissot chronograph of the 1930s. It takes inspiration from a particular model worn by Vital Thiébaud during a ski race in the Swiss ski resort of Villars-sur-Ollon 84 years ago.

Tissot Telemeter 1938

The Telemeter 1938 boasts a beautiful vintage-inspired dial design. Alongside its condensed Arabic numerals marking the hours, it features two railroad sub-dials, one for the running seconds and another for the chronograph’s 30-minute counter. These are flanked by three scales.

Tissot Telemeter 1938

In the centre in red, a spiraling tachymeter scale for timing speed over a known distance. In black, the minutes scale, read off by the blue sword-shaped central minute hand. And around the dial’s outer edge is a telemeter scale with blue scale and digits.

Tissot Telemeter 1938

The brushed and polished 42mm stainless steel case tapers beautifully into elegantly proportioned lugs. On the right side of the case, ergonomically designed chronograph pushers and an over-sized crown with a fluted edge inspired by the design of the first chronographs, complete the watch’s ageless silhouette.

Tissot Telemeter 1938

The Tissot Telemeter 1938 is equipped with the newly upgraded Valjoux A05.231 automatic chronograph calibre. It features a highly durable Nivachron balance spring and offers an extended 68-hour power reserve. The movement is fitted with a new Tissot Heritage winding rotor.

The watch comes fitted on a brown Italian leather strap.

Technical details

Model: Tissot Telemeter 1938

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 42 mm
Sapphire box top crystal with anti-reflective coating

Movement
Chronograph Valjoux A05.231 movement
Nivachron™ balance spring

Dial
Telemeter function
Tachymeter

Bracelet
Brown leather strap

Casio EDIFICE SOSPENSIONE ECB-2000PB, ECB-2000D and ECB-2000DC

Casio has released three new EDIFICE SOSPENSIONE ECB-2000 watches featuring a case design inspired by the suspension of a formula race car.

Dedicated to motorsports enthusiasts, the EDIFICE SOSPENSIONE ECB-2000 is a high-performance chronograph with a unique case design modeled on a formula race car suspension.

Casio EDIFICE SOSPENSIONE ECB-2000PB

With a motif inspired by the double wishbone suspension used in formula race cars with pairs of upper and lower forked arms, the lugs that connect the bands to the case are configured in a four-arm arrangement. For the first time in an EDIFICE watch, the case is made with lightweight, highly durable carbon fiber-reinforced resin.