Always on the look-out for technological innovations, Bell & Ross has used a light and ultra-sturdy material for this model: High Resistant Titanium (HRT). The X-shaped upper bridge with its black DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) treatment is the signature of the brand’s experimental line. The tinted sapphire dial ensures a totally transparent view of the movement, combined with optimal visibility by day and night. Issued in a 250-piece limited series, this model is equipped with a rubber strap.
As part of its ongoing collaborations with renowned designers, Rado presents the True Thinline Studs by the British designer Bethan Gray. Inspired by his furniture and fabrics, this model is equipped with a dial featuring shimmering gold marquetry motifs. The likewise grey logo appears to be floating above the dial, while the black grained leather strap is adorned with golden studs arranged in a “hopscotch” motif. The black ceramic monobloc case is inlaid with golden elements enhancing the chic side of this timepiece.
Launched in 2013, the Excalibur Quatuor with its four sprung balances set at a 45° angle was attired in gold, titanium and silicon. The Maison now steps innovation up a notch by clothing it with an innovative multi-layered carbon. The ultimate paradoxical combination of a “heavyweight” movement and an ultra-modern “featherweight” timepiece, this limited edition sports a dial with a virile design enhanced by a distinctive carbon cut. A dark, ultra-light model boldly defying gravity.
Inspired by the aesthetic of the Premier watches made in the 1940s, this new collection dedicated to the brand’s “Earth” segment features five models, including B01 chronograph 42. This model is equipped with a sturdy stainless steel case housing chronometer-certified in-house Calibre 01. The pure design of the dark blue or silver-toned dial is based on contrasting subdials – a chronograph minutes counter at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock.
Miss Audrey is powered by a self-winding movement housed in a 36mm stainless steel case enhanced by a diamond-set bezel and bow. This model is paired with a satin strap as well as a long necklace chain, thus enabling it to be worn as a pendant thanks to the simple and smooth Amadeo system serving to convert a timepiece as desired. Once the strap is removed, it can also be set up like a table clock, with the opened rear bezel serving as a base.
Baume & Mercier enriches its Clifton collection with two models featuring iconic functions: a complete calendar and a power reserve. Each of these timepieces is powered by a self-winding movement housed in a 43mm polished and satin-finished steel case. The first displays the days and months, while a blued hand indicates the date and the moon phase adds an elegant final touch to the white dial. The second features a power-reserve indicator and dial opening revealing the balance wheel at 12 o’clock.
Following the success of the Shams model (from the Arabic for “sun”), ArtyA presents two new skeleton-worked movements, based on a Unitas calibre: Son of Gears Edelweiss and Son of Gears Star. The latter comes in various versions available in limited editions or as one-off creations. They share the same steel, PVD-treated or gold 44mm case, as well as a Swiss made movement endowed with a 52-hour power reserve. The variations include the Star Fluo, featuring a superb stainless steel case with carbon fibre and fluorescent inlays.
Parmigiani Fleurier, in collaboration with Gübelin Jewellery, has introduced a highly feminine variation of the 1950 Tonda. In homage to the king of precious stones, the bezel of this pink gold watch is set with 84 rubies. A shimmering ruby also adorns the shimmering mother-of-pearl dial. This piece, fitted with a Hermès strap, can be worn alone or as a set, accompanied by a bracelet and earrings from the Glowing Ember line, all issued in a 28-piece limited edition.
Launched in 1999, the Masterpiece Collection is expanding with this new piece which draws on the past while remaining resolutely focused on the future. The retrograde calendar is one of the main features of the dial. Its unique hand performs an upward semi-circular trajectory. The 43mm case houses an automatic Manufacture movement, the ML190 calibre. Flanked by the ML logo, the crocodile strap sets an elegant finishing touch to this timepiece that comes in two colours, silver and blue.
A source of wonderment, the illumination of this watch draws energy from the phenomenon of piezoelectricity. The mechanically produced electric energy powers four to six electroluminescent diodes which, on demand, backlight a set of translucent enamel beads appearing on the glitter blue dial for about three seconds. This technical feat gives life to the dials on which the various zodiac signs are recreated via these luminous dots.
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