Revealing their new timepieces collection for men, Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana enlists three of its favorite male muses.
The label turns to David Gandy, Adam Senn and Enrique Palacios, who are lensed by fashion photographer Mariano Vivanco in confident and powerful portraits.
Their Timepieces Collection features a total of 52 watches that include two different collections, retro watches and captivating chrono watches.
The House of Cartier rolls out a new model of their iconic Tank watch called the Tank Anglaise watch.
The new model, available June 22, 2012 features Roman numerals, blued-steel sword-shaped hands and a chemin-de-fer chapter ring.
MB&F has just unveiled the Moonmachine, created together with Finnish watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva. It is a variant of the bug-eyed HM3 Frog.
To create Moonmachine, Stepan has reconfigured HM3 Frog by 90° and added his iconic moon-face moon-phase indicator complication set in a scintillating firmament of northern stars.
To explore the world’s fascinating seabeds, the Turbine watch adopts an original design that is as symbolic as it is functional. The rounded contours of the 11-blade upper rotor subtly evoke a submarine propeller.
Chinese buyers showed their economic clout in Paris Thursday at an auction of watches owned by French film idol Alain Delon, with prices going through the roof.
Auction house Cornette de Saint-Cyr told AFP that the sale brought in a total of 443,875 euros ($590,300) as collectors and fans thronged the room while many buyers, especially in China, took part by phone.
Tokujin Yoshioka has designed “Lake of Shimmer” – Avant Time Nº3 for Swarovski. The bracelet of this watch is adorned with small hexagonal stainless steel that reflects the light beautifully. It is expected to be released in September, 2012.
Bulgari and Maserati have chosen to bring their ideals and their vision of excellence together to create a very special and memorable piece, the Octo Maserati.
This exclusive piece is available in a special series release and displays the Maserati Trident symbol on its transparent caseback.
The dial consists of a vertical linear design that bears a resemblance to the Maserati’s grille vents.
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 and used as a table clock.
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 the most precious watch ever created by Hublot and its long-standing partner, Atelier Bunter in Geneva,” said Hublot.
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 & Ross designers have borrowed the graphic design of the attitude indicator to create an original and innovative display.
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 work in its final phase of craftsmanship and one bird in this ethereal scene has been diamond-set with 38 brilliant-cut stones.
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 respectable watchmaking in recent years.
As with the original 1969 El Primero model, the 30-minute and 12-hour counters feature the same colours as the original 1969 El Primero model.
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 that the dial is equipped with an red triangle-tipped hour hand (see below) — this hand completes one rotation every 24 hours.
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 Blancpain Calibre 7663Q, a new self-winding movement.
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 and manufactured entirely by Breitling – ensures unprecedented ease of use.
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 has been created in two sizes, 41 mm and 36 mm. The 36mm case size has a diamond index at the 7 o’clock position.
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 and 350 to finally finish!
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 around €1,250, although there will also be more luxurious items retailing at €6,000.
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, and it will only be available with a historically inspired blueish grey dial.