Chinese buyers showed their economic clout in Paris at an auction of watches owned by French film idol Alain Delon, with prices going through the roof.
Tokujin Yoshioka has designed for Swarovski, a beautiful watch ‘Lake of Shimmer – Avant Watch No. 3’. The bracelet consists of reflective octagonal element parts.
Bulgari and Maserati have brought their ideals and their vision of excellence together to create a very special and memorable piece, the Octo Maserati.
Following 2011′s attractively styled Hamilton Pan Europ watch, Hamilton has released another exciting vintage inspired watch at Baselworld 2012. The Hamilton Khaki Navy Pioneer is a homage to the marine chronometers that Hamilton made for the US Navy in the 1940s, and can be worn on a strap or displayed in a marine chronometer-style box … Continued
Breitling launches the Transocean Chronograph Unitime, a new worldtimer that simultaneously and constantly indicates the time in all 24 time zones. The watch has a new in-house “universal time” chronograph movement, the B-05.
The world’s biggest watch event opens to the public Thursday in Basel, Switzerland, on the back of a bumper year thanks to Asian demand for luxury timepieces. Hublot, a subsidiary of French luxury goods group LVMH, will use the high-profile event to unveil “The $5 million” a watch comprising no less than 1,282 diamonds. “This is … Continued
In addition to the BR 01 Compass and BR 01 Radar, Bell & Ross is introducing a new version directly inspired by aeronautical instrumentation: the BR 01 Horizon. The attitude indicator, a vital instrument in air navigation, makes it possible to monitor the aircraft’s position relative to the horizon, regardless of visibility conditions. Bell & … Continued
You may recall from last year that Vacheron Constantin created a phenomenal piece unique for Only Watch 2011, the M.C. Escher-inspired “Dove” watch. At SIHH 2012, Vacheron went on to show off 3 more M.C. Escher-inspired watches in the same style. These pieces are part of Vacheron’s Métiers d’Art collection. The Dove watch features hand-guilloché … Continued
In 2012 Zenith will broaden its popular El Primero Chronomaster line of models with 2 new models, the El Primero Chronomaster 1969 and the El Primero Chronomaster Open Grande Date Moon & Sunphase. First let’s take a closer look at the Chronomaster 1969, a watch that reflects both Zenith’s rich heritage and its return to … Continued
To celebrate the launch of the Continental GT V8 with its powerful new 4.0 V8 engine, Breitling has created a 250-piece limited series of the Bentley GMT chronograph. Its distinguishing feature is the mobile inner bezel in a metallic red shade which depicts 24 cities for the GMT (second time zone) function. You will notice … Continued
In 2012, the Blancpain Villeret collection welcomes its first model featuring a beautiful flinqué lacquered dial. Several layers of translucent blue lacquer applied to the dial create a rich depth effect, while preserving the pure lines of its most classic collection. The watch is housed in a 40mm white gold case, powered by the ultra-slim … Continued
Breitling presents the Chronomat GMT in a new 44 mm diameter, ready to conquer wrists at the four corners of the globe. In addition to its slightly smaller size, this new version stands out for the rotating bezel which displays a third time zone over 24 hours. The Breitling 04 calibre – COSC-certified and developed … Continued
To celebrate fifty years of James Bond films, Omega is releasing a special update of their Seamaster Diver 300m James Bond watch. The watch offers Omega’s caliber 2507 co-axial movement, with the winding rotor designed to look like a bullet. It’s also inscribed with ’50 years of James Bond.’ The James Bond 50th Anniversary watch … Continued
The Richard Mille RM 56 Felipe Massa SAPPHIRE, with manual-wind tourbillon movement, is completely encased in sapphire crystal. This unreal watch that bears the name of Ferrari F1 Star Felipe Massa will have a limited production of five units. Mille says it takes 1,000 hours to machine the case — another 430 hours to grind … Continued
Roberto Cavalli has teamed up with Swiss haute horlogerie brand Franck Muller for the “Roberto Cavalli by Franck Muller” watch collection. WWD reports January 16 that the timepieces will be available in Cavalli boutiques, as well as Franck Muller stores and selected retailers. Available for men and women, prices for the timekeepers will begin at … Continued
Audemars Piguet redesigned the Royal Oak Jumbo in celebration of its 40th Anniversary. The “AP” logo has been moved from the 12 o’clock position back down to 6 o’clock, and the tapisserie is also smaller, just like it was on the original. As well, this watch will retain the reference 15202 despite the cosmetic changes, … Continued
Meet the TAG Heuer Mikrogirder 2000 Concept watch- a dual-assortment, ultra high-beat watch with a Chronograph beating at 7.2 million times every hour, meaning that the watch can time events to 5/ 10,000th of a second.
Hermès honours the ancient art of straw marquetry, a form of expertise that has become extremely rare, with these two beautifully dialed watches. Marquetry (also spelled as marqueterie) is the art and craft of applying pieces of veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures. Presented for the first time on a … Continued
HYT represents a new concept in watchmaking — HYT stands for “Hydro Mechanical Horologists” and the brand will be dedicated to producing watches that not only contain liquid in them but use the liquid for a functional purpose. HYT claims 7 pending patents for various aspects of the H1, further underscoring the new ground that … Continued
Faithful to its annual rendezvous, Blancpain once again presents an exclusive creation for Valentine’s Day, the Saint-Valentin Chronograph 2012 . This limited series of 14 watches, each set with 2.95 carats of precious stones, offers a fresh take on the refined aesthetics of the Blancpain Women collection. With its diamond-set bezel and lugs, caseband set with … Continued