Grand Seiko Chronograph 15th Anniversary Limited Edition, Reference SBGC247

The Grand Seiko reference SBGC247 marks the 15th anniversary of the first Spring Drive Chronograph. This new limited edition timepiece features a beautiful texture dial inspired by the ice capped mountains near the Shinshu Watch Studio.

Made of high intensity titanium case, the watch houses the automatically driven Spring Drive Chronograph GMT Caliber 9R96 with a power reserve of 72 hours. It offers exceptional legibility even in complete darkness, thanks to the Lumibrite on the bezel, indexes and hour, minute and GMT hands. Its oscillating weight is adorned with the 18K gold Grand Seiko lion emblem.

Grand Seiko Chronograph 15th Anniversary Limited Edition, Reference SBGC247
This chronograph measures elapsed time up to 12 hours with an accuracy of ±0.5 seconds per day. Thanks to the regulation system that is unique to Spring Drive, its accuracy remains at this high level even when the power reserve is low.

Limited edition of 700 pieces, the new Spring Drive Chronograph GMT will be available at the Grand Seiko Boutiques and selected retailers worldwide in February 2022.

Technical details

Model: Grand Seiko Chronograph 15th Anniversary Limited Edition
Reference SBGC247
Sport Collection

Movement
Spring Drive Chronograph GMT Caliber 9R96
Driving system: Automatic
Accuracy: ±10 seconds per month (±0.5 second per day)
Power reserve: 72 hours
Number of jewels: 50

Case
High-intensity titanium case
Diameter: 43.5mm
Thickness: 16.1mm
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
See-through screw case back
Screw-down crown
Water resistance: 10bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Bracelet
High-intensity titanium bracelet
Three-fold clasp with push button release

Price
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: €11,100

Edition
Limited edition of 700 pieces

Grand Seiko GMT 20th Anniversary Limited Edition, Reference SBGE275

Grand Seiko marks 20th anniversary of the brand’s first GMT watch by launching a special edition model from its Sport Collection.

Its captivating dial texture evokes the wintery snowcaps of the mountains that surround the Shinshu studio in central Japan. The case and bracelet of this GMT watch are in stainless steel. The blue accents echo the bright blue color of the winter sky in the region.

This timepiece is equipped with the Spring Drive GMT Caliber 9R16 with automatic movement. Thanks to Grand Seiko’s in-house technology, the seconds hand glides silently and smoothly across the dial, perfectly reflecting the continuous flow of time.

Grand Seiko GMT 20th Anniversary Limited Edition, Reference SBGE275

The power reserve is 72 hours when fully wound and is shown on the discreet indicator next to the eight o’clock marker. The GMT hand allows a second time zone to be shown and a third can also be displayed using the 24-hour bezel.

The caliber offers an enhanced accuracy rate of ±10 seconds per month. The see-through case back affords the view of the oscillating weight adorned with 18K gold Grand Seiko lion emblem.

For ensuring visibility of the indications around the clock, the watch features Lumibrite on the bezel, indexes and hour, minute and GMT hands.

The new Spring Drive GMT watch (reference SBGE275) will be available as a limited edition of 1,500 at the Grand Seiko Boutiques and selected retailers worldwide in March 2022.

Technical details

Model: Grand Seiko GMT 20th Anniversary Limited Edition
Reference: SBGE275
Sport Collection

Movement
Spring Drive GMT Caliber 9R16
Driving system: Automatic
Accuracy: ±10 seconds per month (±0.5 second per day)
Power reserve: 72 hours
Number of jewels: 30

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 44.0mm
Thickness: 14.9mm
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
See-through screw case back
Screw-down crown
Water resistance: 20bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Bracelet
Stainless steel
Three-fold clasp with push button release

Price
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: €7,400

Edition
Limited edition of 1,500 pieces

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Naomi Osaka Limited Edition

TAG Heuer has announced the launch of a special edition Aquaracer watch series created in collaboration with Naomi Osaka.

Japanese professional tennis player Naomi Osaka became a TAG Heuer brand ambassador in January 2021. To celebrate their partnership, Naomi and TAG Heuer worked together to create a new watch, an Aquaracer, which will be launched exclusively in the United States, Japan and Australia.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Naomi Osaka Limited Edition

For this special edition, Naomi Osaka wanted the TAG Heuer model that bears her name to have shades of green on the dial and the strap. The green color has selected to reflect the champion’s dedication to tennis and her love for environment.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Naomi Osaka Limited Edition

The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Naomi Osaka Limited Edition has two shades of green: the dial has a distinctive pale green colour forming a wave pattern, while details on the five minutes markers are in a different shade of green with a subtle reference to the colour of tennis balls. The octagonal hour markers are made of diamonds.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Naomi Osaka Limited Edition

Green is also found in the two straps delivered with the watch: both on the green rubber strap which comes with the watch, and in the additional strap made from fishing nets. This strap is 100% recyclable and recycled, perfectly reflecting Naomi Osaka’s commitment to the environment.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Naomi Osaka Limited Edition

A special tool to make it easy to change the straps is also included. Finally, the case back is decorated with the player’s official logo: a teddy bear holding a flower. Naomi’s favourite emblem can also be found on the exclusive packaging of this limited-edition watch.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Naomi Osaka Limited Edition

TAG Heuer’s Aquaracer watches are known for their exceptional robustness and for their hour markers and hands that are unusually wide for this type of model. This makes it easy to see the time with one glance and it is worth noting that the Aquaracer’s bezel is also extra-wide which brings a bold design to the time piece and improve the readability.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Naomi Osaka Limited Edition

The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Naomi Osaka Limited Edition comes in a black and green box featuring the player’s official logo as well as the TAG Heuer logo. The box includes a black travel pouch with green over-stitching.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Naomi Osaka Limited Edition

The Aquaracer Professional 300 Naomi Osaka Limited Edition will be available in shops and online from January 2022. The series will be limited to 250 pieces, numbered from 1 to 250.

Technical details

Model: Aquaracer Professional 300 Naomi Osaka Limited Edition
Reference WBP231E.EB0247

Movement
Calibre 5 Automatic

Functions
Hours, Minutes and Seconds
Date

Dial
Light green lacquered dial
Indexes and hands filled with white Super-Luminova®
8 VS diamonds diameter 1.40 mm (0.078 ct)

Case
36 mm diameter
Steel polished, fine brushed case
Ceramic black 60 minute scale unidirectional turning bezel
Steel screw-down crown at 3 o’clock
Steel screwed case back with Naomi Osaka logo special engraving, limited numbered XXX/250
Water resistance: 300 meters

Strap
Dark green rubber strap + additional strap in 100% recycled and recyclable fishing net fabric
Steel folding clasp with double safety push-buttons with fine adjustment system; TAG Heuer shield

Availability
From January 2022

Dufrane Deep Eddy Snow Limited Edition

Dufrane Watches presents Deep Eddy Snow, the latest addition to its watch collection.

This new Deep Eddy automatic watch with snow white dial has a 42mm diameter case. Its finely brushed 316L stainless steel case features polished accents.

Assembled and tested in America, this timepiece has a water resistance up to 200 meters/656 feet. Equipped with the Swiss made Ronda R150 automatic mechanical movement, it displays hour, minutes, seconds and date.

The Deep Eddy Snow is limited to 50 pieces. Each one costs about $499 and comes with custom black, silicone strap. Along with this new model, is also offering an adventure accessory pack which includes the 316L stainless steel solid end link bracelet and hand stitched, brown leather strap for only an additional $100.

Dufrane Deep Eddy Snow Limited Edition automatic watch

Dufrane is an Austin (Texas) based independent watch company founded by Steven Lee. For its collections, the brand takes inspiration from Austin landmarks and historical figures. Dufrane’s flagship collections are City Limits GMT, Bergstrom, Deep Eddy and Waterloo.

Named after the oldest spring-fed swimming pool in Texas, the Deep Eddy series is now offering four dial color versions: Lagoon, Dune, Sapphire and the recently added Snow.

The company has already started a preorder campaign for the new Deep Eddy model. Please visit Dufrane Watches online store for more details.

Technical details

Case
Satin brushed stainless steel case
Polished chamfering on case, bezel & lugs
Anodized aluminum 120 click uni-directional bezel
Diameter: 42mm (including bezel)
Case thickness: 12mm
Thickness with crystal: 14.4mm
Lug-to-lug: 47.6mm
Lug width: 22mm
Crown: 7mm 2X gasket, screw down
Sapphire crystal glass, double domed, 2X anti-reflective coating
DuFrane engraving on crown
Screw-in caseback
Water resistance: 20ATM (656ft/200m)

Dial
Applied Swiss C3 filled indices recessed into angled chapter ring
Hour and minute hands: Diamond Cut Polished Steel, C3 Lume Filled
Seconds hand: Diamond Cut Orange Lume Reverse Lollipop

Movement
Swiss Sellita SW200-1 or Ronda R150 Automatic Movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Hacking seconds
Incablock anti-shock system
Power reserve: 38 Hours
Regulated accuracy: +/- 8 sec/day

Warranty
12-month international warranty

More details at: https://www.dufranewatches.com/products/deep-eddy-snow?ktk=MDZqc3JHLTU4YjVmYWRlZTJk

ORIS X Cervo Volante Big Crown Pointer Date

ORIS presents a special series of its Big Crown Pointer Date watch in collaboration with the Swiss sustainable deer leather manufacturer Cervo Volante. This series proudly reflects the Swiss watch company’s commitment towards environment protection.

ORIS X Cervo Volante Big Crown Pointer Date

Every year, around 15,000 wild red deer are culled in Switzerland. The operation is entirely legal and necessary, highly regulated, and undertaken to manage deer populations and protect the Swiss countryside.

ORIS X Cervo Volante Big Crown Pointer Date

In 2017, friends Kadri Vunder Fontana, a biotechnology engineer and experienced businesswoman, and Conny Thiel-Egenter, a biologist specialising in nature protection and wildlife and habitat management, founded Cervo Volante. Their vision was to take the waste, specifically deer skins, and transform them into beautiful, hard-wearing and ultimately sustainable footwear and accessories.

ORIS X Cervo Volante Big Crown Pointer Date

Passionate about nature and driven by a desire to make eco-friendly, sustainable shoes and accessories from wild leather, Cervo Volante has also employed Switzerland’s last two remaining tanneries, both of which use 100 per cent vegetable tanning processes.

ORIS X Cervo Volante Big Crown Pointer Date

Recently, Cervo Volante has partnered with Oris for a collaborative project on a sustainable deer leather strap project. Oris has been active in various environment protection activities since long time. This new partnership is a part of the Swiss brand’s much acclaimed Change for the Better campaign.

ORIS X Cervo Volante Big Crown Pointer Date

The Oris x Cervo Volante collaboration begins with three Big Crown Pointer Date watches fitted with deer-leather straps that are allergy free, sustainable and unique. This trio of watches features colourful dials inspired by the Alps, and straps, pouches and card holders produced from Cervo Volante sustainable deer leather.

ORIS X Cervo Volante Big Crown Pointer Date

The Big Crown Pointer Date watch features a 38mm diameter stainless steel case with sapphire crystals on the front and back. It houses an automatic movement with 38 hours power reserve.

Oris Big Crown X Cervo Volante, 01 754 7779 4063-Set, 01 754 7779 4065-Set and 01 754 7779 4067-Set

Technical details

Collection: Oris x Cervo Volante Big Crown Pointer Date

Case
Multi-piece stainless steel case
Size: 38.00 mm (1.496 inches)
Top glass: Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
Case back: Stainless steel, screwed, see-through sapphire glass
Stainless steel screw-in security crown
Water resistance: 5 bar

Dial
Grey, blue or green
Indices, numbers and hands with Super-LumiNova®

Movement
Number Oris 754
Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date centre hand, instantaneous date, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second
Winding: Automatic winding, bi-directionally rotating red rotor
Power reserve: 38 hours

Strap
Dark brown, oak brown or cognac
Cervo Volante deer leather with quick strap change system

Special edition
Each watch is delivered with a travel pouch and card holder crafted in Cervo Volante deer leather

Swiss retail price
CHF 1,850

Available from
January 2022

References
754 7779 4063-Set 07 5 19 12: with grey dial
754 7779 4065-Set 07 5 19 13: with blue dial
754 7779 4067-Set 07 5 19 14: with green dial

Grand Seiko Spring Drive ‘White Birch’, Reference SLGA009

Introduced in 2021, the Grand Seiko Heritage Hi-Beat 36000 Automatic reference SLGH005 is one of the most talked-about creations in the recent history of the prestigious Japanese brand. Nicknamed ‘White Birch’, it boasts a captivating textured dial design inspired by the beautiful white birch forests of Japan. This extremely popular watch also won the Men’s Watch prize at the 2021 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.

Following this legacy, Grand Seiko now presents a new Spring Drive watch with the same dial design. Powered by the latest and finest Spring Drive Caliber 9RA2, the new model is inspired by the atmosphere of a white birch forest but in a subtly new way. It particularly echoes the feeling of the forests of Shinshu, home to the studio where all Grand Seiko Spring Drive watches are made.

Grand Seiko Spring Drive ‘White Birch’, Reference SLGA009

Meticulously crafted by master artisans, the delicately textured dial and the tempered blue seconds hand of the new ‘White Birch’ watch reveal an artistry that is matched by the ‘frost’ finishing of the movement. This exquisite spring drive calibre is clearly visible through the sapphire case back.

Grand Seiko Spring Drive ‘White Birch’, Reference SLGA009

The delicate texture of the movement’s finish reflects the frost that winter brings to the trees in Shinshu. The bridge lines and hole edges are diamond-cut to reflect light from all angles and the jewels and the tempered blue power reserve indicator add a quiet sparkle that is a delight to behold. Caliber 9RA2 delivers a power reserve of up to 120 hours and is accurate to ±10 seconds per month.

The watch’s design evokes the Grand Seiko Style defined back in 1967 with the celebrated 44GS. However, it also announces an important step forward in Grand Seiko design. To be known as the Grand Seiko Evolution 9 Style, this new grammar of design takes Grand Seiko’s ideals of beauty, legibility and wearing comfort to new levels.

Grand Seiko Spring Drive ‘White Birch’, Reference SLGA009

Its Zaratsu polished, distortion-free mirror finish and delicate hairline finish alternate to give the case a quiet and harmonious glow. Its powerful hands and grooved, prominent markers ensure perfect legibility. The case’s center of gravity is lower, and the bracelet has just the right width and depth to ensure that the watch sits easily and securely on the wrist.

Grand Seiko Spring Drive ‘White Birch’, Reference SLGA009

Starting from February this year, both High-Beat and Spring Drive ‘White Birch’ timepieces will be the part of the new Grand Seiko Evolution 9 Collection.

The Spring Drive ‘White Birch’ watch will be available at the Grand Seiko Boutiques and selected retail stores worldwide in February 2022.

Technical details

Model: Grand Seiko Spring Drive ‘White Birch’
Reference SLGA009
Collection: Grand Seiko Evolution 9 Collection

Movement
Spring Drive 5 Days Caliber 9RA2
Driving system: Automatic
Accuracy: ±0.5 seconds per day (±10 seconds per month)
Power reserve: 5 days (120 hours)
Number of jewels: 38

Case and bracelet
Stainless steel case and bracelet
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
See-through screw case back
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 40.0mm, Thickness: 11.8mm
Three-fold clasp with push button release

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €9,500

OMEGA Speedmaster Calibre 321 in 18K Canopus Gold

Introduced in 1957, the OMEGA Speedmaster is one of the most iconic watch collections ever made. This chronograph watch series was originally created for professional racing car drivers. It is also the first chronograph in the world to feature a tachymeter scale on the bezel, as opposed to on the dial. The Speedmaster watches have been renowned for their sturdy, highly-precise and water-resistant design.

Marking its 65th anniversary this year, the very first OMEGA Speedmaster (reference CK2915-1) is a highly sought after collector’s timepiece. Taking inspiration from this historic creation, Omega has launched a special Speedmaster Calibre 321 model in 18K Canopus Gold.

OMEGA Speedmaster Calibre 321 in 18K Canopus Gold

This timepiece boasts a unique 38.6 mm case in 18K Canopus Gold™, OMEGA’s own white gold alloy and is distinguished by its high brilliance, whiteness and longevity. Watch connoisseurs will also be able to pick out the NAIAD symbol on the watch’s crown, which was specifically used to reference water-resistance in some of the first CK2915 models.

OMEGA Speedmaster Calibre 321 in 18K Canopus Gold

The deep black onyx dial features an applied vintage OMEGA logo and typography featuring an oval “O” – a detail that was typical for the first CK2915 models. There are also 18K white gold hands and indexes with a Canopus Gold™ PVD treatment and the three classic Speedmaster subdials including a small seconds display, 30-minute recorder and 12-hour recorder, along with the central chronograph function.

OMEGA Speedmaster Calibre 321 in 18K Canopus Gold

On the fixed stainless steel bezel, the famous tachymeter scale has been filled with black “Grand Feu” enamel. It also boasts two of the original Speedmaster’s most collector-worthy details: the famous dot over ninety (DON) and a dot diagonal to seventy.

OMEGA Speedmaster Calibre 321 in 18K Canopus Gold

The Calibre 321 was the original movement used inside the Speedmaster in 1957. It also powered the watches worn during the Apollo missions, including all of history’s six moon landings. Since 2019, OMEGA has brought the Calibre 321 back into production, carefully retaining all the authentic specifications.

OMEGA Speedmaster Calibre 321 in 18K Canopus Gold

An engraving of the OMEGA Seahorse has been added to the inside of the sapphire crystal caseback glass. Its eye has been made from a sparkling blue sapphire, a precious jewel that traditionally marks a 65-year celebration.

OMEGA Speedmaster Calibre 321 in 18K Canopus Gold

The Speedmaster Calibre 321 watch is fitted on an 18K Canopus Gold™ bracelet with a comfort release adjustment system.

OMEGA Speedmaster Calibre 321 in 18K Canopus Gold

The watch is presented in a special wooden box. Crafted with a Rosewood-like pattern in honour of the collection’s 65th anniversary, the shape and design of the box is inspired by the original Speedmaster boxes that customers would have received in 1957.

OMEGA Speedmaster Calibre 321 in 18K Canopus Gold

The suggested retail price of OMEGA Speedmaster Calibre 321 in Canopus Gold™ is US $81,000.00.

This timepiece belongs to the Calibre 321 series of the OMEGA Speedmaster Heritage collection. The other models from the series are the Speedmaster Moonwatch Calibre 321 Stainless Steel 39.7 mm (reference 311.30.40.30.01.001) and the Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum 42 mm (reference 311.93.42.30.99.001).

Technical details

Model: SPEEDMASTER Canopus Gold™
Reference 311.50.39.30.01.001

Movement
Calibre Omega 321
Manual-winding chronograph movement with column wheel mechanism, Breguet balance-spring and 18K SednaTM gold PVD coated finish.
Power reserve: 55 hours

Case
Canopus Gold™
Diameter: 38.6 mm
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Transparent sapphire crystal case back with inside engraving
Crown with the NAIAD symbol
Tachymeter bezel, scale filled with black enamel
Water resistance: 6 bar (60 metres / 200 feet)

Dial
Deep black onyx dial
Applied vintage OMEGA logo and typography featuring the “oval O”
18K white gold hands/indexes with a Canopus Gold™ PVD treatment
Sub dials for small seconds display, 30-minute recorder and 12-hour recorder
Central chronograph hands

Functions
Chronograph
Small seconds
Tachymeter

Bracelet
18K Canopus Gold™ bracelet with a comfort release adjustment system

Warranty
Five year warranty

Approximate retail price
USA: $81,000.00
UK: £69,500.00
Switzerland: CHF 80,800.00