The Super Chronomat, Breitling’s boldest Chronomat to date, is the ultimate choice for those who want a timepiece mastering the balance between sturdy and stylish. Inspired by the Frecce Tricolori watch that Breitling created for the hotshots of the Italian Air Force’s aerobatic fleet in 1983, the Super Chronomat is a supercharged, all-purpose sports watch that’s elegant enough for the evening as well.
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For years TAG Heuer has held a sweet spot in Australia, fitting snuggly between the trinity of quality, versatility and design. And the brands’ Carrera Collection perfectly exemplifies that. Today the Swiss luxury watchmaker proudly unveils a gorgeous new iteration of its highly coveted Carrera timepiece in a brand new colour: a deep blue-green with an intense shimmer, further heightening the undeniable charm of the acclaimed collection. INTRODUCING: TAG Heuer Carrera Green Special Edition.
The TAG Heuer Carrera collection pays homage to the brand’s fascinating motor racing heritage with a line of timeless, sporty and elegant chronographs. Since their introduction more than 60 years ago under the visionary Jack Heuer, these timepieces, with their clean lines and perfect proportions, have become an instantly recognisable icon. And this expertly reworked new edition is a worthy successor to the original 1963 model.
At a decent size of 39mm, this watch isn’t too large to feel clumsy on the wrist, while still creating a significant visual impact. It is limited to 500 pieces and comes housed in an elegant, polished stainless-steel case. The signature wrist-hugging faceted lugs, polished push buttons and dial all chime pleasingly with its illustrious predecessor. What steals the limelight is the stunning teal sunray-brushed colour dial. Rarely featured in TAG Heuer collections, this colour is a subtle
blend of blue and green, giving the watch a fresh, creative flair and sophisticated boldness. Three snailed subdials – A minute chronograph at 3 o’clock, hour chronograph at 9 o’clock and permanent second indicator at 6 o’clock completes the tri-compax layout. The hour and minute hands are faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® for optimum readability. Behind the retro-style “glass box” domed sapphire crystal, also inspired by the original Heuer Carrera, the dial sports the emblematic Heuer logo and Carrera name.
As for the caseback – TAG Heuer has added touches of teal on the movement’s column wheel and in the “Calibre Heuer 02” and “Swiss Made” inscriptions on the oscillating mass, which is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback.
The watch is powered by the Calibre Heuer 02 manufacture movement, a cutting-edge automatic chronograph movement made exclusively in Switzerland at the TAG Heuer factory in Chevenez. It comprises 168 parts, including a column wheel and vertical clutch – a guarantee of outstanding chronometric performance. All features enfolded, it also offers a power reserve of a whopping 80 hours.
Presented on a black alligator leather strap featuring a folding clasp with two safety push buttons, the new TAG Heuer Carrera Green Special Edition will be available from May 2021 – sold exclusively in TAG Heuer boutiques and through
the brand’s e-commerce websites.
Panerai reaffirms its role in the sphere of chronography with the launch of the new 200 piece limited edition Luminor Chrono Monopulsante GMT Blu Notte PAM01135. The Florentine watchmaker began perfecting its expertise in the category as early as 1943, the reference year of the Mare Nostrum project, a model designed to serve the deck officers of the Italian Navy, developed only to the prototype stage, one of which is carefully preserved in the Panerai museum in Florence. Its mastery has extended into the 21st century, with the introduction of a series of efficient, high-performance new proprietary calibres developed by the research and development department within the Neuchâtel manufacture, the legendary Laboratorio di Idee, a hub for innovation and avant-garde imagination.
The 44mm case of the new limited edition Luminor Chrono Monopulsante GMT Blu Notte PAM01135 is made from black sandblasted ceramic, based on Zirconium Oxide powder. Through a complex series of working and operations, it acquires a particularly even matt finish and provides the characteristics of hardness, ensuring high resistance to scratches. The chronograph pusher appears on the left side of the case to create equilibrium with the signature crown-protecting device, which enhances its iconic silhouette. With a transparent sapphire anti-reflective crystal and a twelve-sided screwed caseback, in titanium with black DLC coating, with sapphire glass window, the watch has a water resistance of up to 10 bar i.e. 100 meters.
The midnight blue dial with satiné soleil decoration, like all other Panerai watches since 1930, has been assembled in the classic ‘sandwich’ design wherein, the luminous material is layered between two disks. Other details include Arabic numerals and indexes in white Super-LumiNova with green luminescence, a chronograph minute counter at 3 o’clock, a seconds and am/pm indicator at 9 o’clock and a linear power reserve indicator at 6 o clock.
To support this notable introduction, Panerai harnessed its sophisticated mechanical know-how. The P.2004 calibre is a tribute to the first chronograph caliber created and developed entirely by Panerai Manufacture, a manually wound mechanical movement, the synthesis of that expertise, with functions that exceed the capacity of conventional chronographs. The Luminor Chrono Monopulsante GMT Blu Notte (PAM01135) is a single-button column wheel chronograph, which combines the start/stop/reset functions in a single push-piece. It is also equipped with the GMT function, allowing the home time and local time to be displayed simultaneously.
The watch comes with a deep blue calfskin strap with ecru stitching and a trapezoidal pin buckle in titanium with black DLC coating. An additional strap in rubber of the same deep blue hue exudes a relaxed and elegant style in any setting. To complete the offering, a tool for strap interchangeability and a screwdriver for removing the buckle are also included.
There are very few automatic Reversos made. From its origin in the 1930’s, they were housed with a hand-winding mechanical movement, within the flip-over case, designed with a solid metal case-back that would protect the glass of the watch when it was worn to play sports. The 90’s changed that, with the double dial concept that was reconceived with the Reverso Duetto. For 2021, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduces a new interpretation of one its most admired models, the Reverso Duetto Medium, fitted with an automatic mechanical movement, the cal. 968A.
Meet the new Richard Mille RM 21-01 Tourbillon Aerodyne – a 50 piece limited edition masterpiece that embodies everything the brand stands for in terms of design, material, detail, movement and adaptability.
Montblanc introduced its Metamorphosis concept back in 2010. This complex mechanism, where the timepiece literally transforms itself, revealing two faces with distinctive high complications that allows the wearer to appreciate the time in different ways, took over five years to develop. This year at Watches & Wonders 2021, Montblanc debuted its fourth-generation Metamorphosis timepiece – The new Star Legacy Metamorphosis Limited Edition 8 in Sparkling Blue.
Made up of 718 components, all traditionally hand-crafted at Montblanc’s Villeret Manufacture, this timepiece is serious business. Of the 718 components, more than 320 are dedicated to the Metamorphosis complication and approximately 100 to the Exo Tourbillon construction. All of this is driven by the hand-crafted Manufacture calibre MB M67.60 which beats a frequency of 18,800 A/h (2.5 Hz) and delivers a power reserve of 50 hours.
The metamorphosing process begins when the slider on the left side of the case is activated. This opens two windows – One at the top and one at the bottom. The dial displays a worldtime function at six o’clock in the form of a turning, domed Northern-Hemisphere globe surrounded by a 24-hour scale and a day/night indication when the shutters are closed. At 12 o’clock, the rhodium-coated balance wheel with blued hairspring and 18 screws, beats at the traditional frequency of 18,000 oscillations per hour. When its shutters are opened, the dial reveals Montblanc’s patented one minute Exo Tourbillon, held in place by a sapphire crystal bridge, and representing the sun at 12 o’clock. This was feasible thanks to the construction of the complication, which allows the balance wheel to be positioned outside of the cage and below the shutters. A jumping date disc appears around the Exo Tourbillon.
At 6 o’clock, you have a day/night indicator that turns around the three-dimensional globe. The moon is presented against a backdrop of aventurine that shimmers like a starry night sky. The astronomical moonphase complication is highly precise and only needs to be adjusted by one day every 122 years. Additionally, the hours, minutes, seconds, worldtime and moon phases remain active independently of the watch face.
As for the patented Suspended Exo Tourbillon complication – this was developed entirely in-house and required three years of development. It was first introduced in 2010 and has now become a key pillar of the Montblanc watch collection. The idea was to create a one-minute tourbillon that would be more visible, further revealing its beauty. This particular patented construction Montblanc’s engineers to keep a large and impressive balance wheel, eliminating the need to increase the size of the movement or the case. The massive balance wheel is raised 3.2 mm higher than the dial and appears to be floating above it. This suspended position has been made possible thanks to a dedicated tourbillon bridge with only one arm which is curved, creating a three-dimensional look and a fine watchmaking aesthetic.
Thanks to its asymmetric construction, the alignment of the Exo Tourbillon bridge, with its solitary arm, represents a horological challenge. The complexity of the patented Exo Tourbillon comes from the dimensions of the long axis that need to be extremely precise, along with the complication construction itself, which requires that the balance’s axis must be perfectly perpendicular to the movement. In terms of performance, the Exo Tourbillon saves more energy than a conventional tourbillon as the cage is smaller in size and free of the weight of the balance wheel. It is also balanced by two gold pillars that equilibrate the cage. The fact that the balance is positioned outside of the rotating cage also means that it isn’t affected by the inertia of the cage.
The sophisticated three-dimensional dial of the Montblanc Star Legacy Suspended Exo Tourbillon Limited Edition 18 is constructed in eight different parts that have been decorated entirely by hand using traditional watchmaking techniques. The base is in 18 K gold and has been highlighted with a hand-made guilloché pattern in places, and a sandblasted decoration in others, with polished steps framing the different finishing techniques. A refined guilloché pattern completes the aesthetic. A silvery-white dome at 12 o’clock, with an azuré decoration in the centre, houses the hours and minutes counter, mirroring the three-dimensional effect of the outstanding Suspended Exo Tourbillon.
Limited to 18 pieces, the new Star Legacy Metamorphosis Limited Edition 8 in Sparkling Blue is presented in a 44.8mm 18K white gold polished case and worn on a blue Sfumato alligator strap with 18K white gold triple folding clasp.
INTRODUCING: TAG Heuer Monaco Green Dial Limited Edition Chronograph 39mm Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic
What started off a few years ago in the form of accents on dials, stitchings on straps, is today more prevalent than ever. We’re talking about Green-themed watches. Today watch brands are going the whole nine yards with this hue – a welcome deviation from the typical blacks and the greys. Yes? No?
With the Aquaracer and Carrera quickly adopting this hue, it was only a matter of time the Monaco was given the green light. To celebrate the 2021 edition of Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, TAG Heuer is unveiling an exclusive 500 piece limited edition of its iconic chronograph, the TAG Heuer Monaco Green Dial Calibre Heuer 02, with a new and elegant green sunray-brushed dial.
The biannual Grand Prix de Monaco Historique weekend is one of the highlights of the classic-car racing calendar, and its passionate community of owners, drivers and spectators relish the spectacle of historic grand prix racing and love the warm spirit and camaraderie around the circuit. More than 200 grand prix cars representing 50 different car makers enter each event. Selected for their historical value and degree of originality, they compete in seven series spanning the periods from the 1930s to the 1970s.
There are few watches that are crafted with such attention to detail and finesse that they are instantly recognisable – One such watch is the TAG Heuer Monaco. This 39mm timepiece is presented in a polished and finely-brushed stainless steel square case with subtle curves and lines to allow for greater comfort on the wrist. The lugs and chamfered edges have also been polished to give the Monaco a tiny bit of bling. Two rectangular chronograph pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock (Right side of the case) are integrated beautifully into the case, adding to the watch’s dynamic character.
According to TAG Heuer, the dial gradient colour, from light green in the centre to dark green at the edge, conveys a sensation of speed. The green colour is also reminiscent of the famous covered portion of the Monaco Grand Prix track, preceding the chicane by the port. What you’ll also find here is that, this isn’t one of those overpowering greens, but a more subtle versatile green. Contrasting its vibrant sunray-brushed dial are two black sub-dials and rhodium-plated indexes and hands with white Super-LumiNova®. A small seconds counter and date indicator are positioned at 6 o’clock. The one thing missing in this model is the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique logo – the stylized racing car, which used to be at the 1 o’clock position in the 2020 version.
Turning the watch over, the exhibition caseback provides a view of the Heuer Calibre 02 manufacture movement which boasts an impressive power reserve of 80 hours. The markings engraved on the oscillating mass and the column wheel of its in-house movement are in green to match the overall theme.
Distinctive and timeless, the watch is presented on a black alligator leather strap with steel folding clasp with double safety push buttons.
The TAG Heuer Monaco Green Dial is a chic and modern interpretation of a maverick timepiece, and a celebration of the deep ties between TAG Heuer, its disruptive design launched by Jack Heuer in 1969 and the prestigious races of Monaco.
Panerai has been making some serious strides in material innovation particularly in the area of sustainability. This year at Watches & Wonders 2021, the brand presented some ground-breaking concepts that are poised to lead a movement towards more environmentally responsible watch manufacturing. One such concept is the new Panerai Submersible eLAB-ID™ PAM01225 – a watch constructed from 98.6% recycled-based materials by weight. According to Panerai, the Submersible eLAB-ID™ PAM01225 also has the highest percentage of recycled based material ever made.
The 44mm body of this model is built from EcoTitanium™, a recycled titanium alloy that is a lightweight aerospace-grade metal made of more than 80% pure recycled content. In addition to the case, the unidirectional rotating bezel with polished knurling, the watch’s sandwich dial, and bridges are also crafted from EcoTitanium™. Equipped with Panerai’s Safety Lock crown protection device (protected by trademark), the watch is water resistant up to 300m.
Submersible eLAB-ID™ is the first watch to use 100% recycled SuperLuminova™ on its dial and hands and 100% recycled silicon for its movement escapement. Both are obtained through dedicated, small-scale recycling processes that reuse raw material waste. From the sapphire crystal to the gold hands, most of the major components contain recycled based material. The choice of colour for the dial is ingenious, and the final result is a watch that looks harmonious and complete. Other details include: the semi-skeletonised hours and minute hands and a small seconds sub-dial at nine o’clock.
The P.900e automatic calibre powering this watch features a 100% recycled silicon escapement (Developed in collaboration with Sil’tronix ST – A company that specializes in high tech silicon products and processing) and Sigatec – The main independent supplier of silicon components for the watch industry) and boasts a power reserve of three days.
A very subtle recycled Grigio Roccia fabric strap with light blue stitching and trapezoidal EcoTitanium™ buckle completes the look of the Submersible eLAB-ID™ PAM01225
A marvel of innovation and dedication, Submersible eLAB-ID™ is a major accomplishment for Panerai and a tribute to the creativity and tenacity of the Laboratorio di Idee, the research and development incubator that drives the brand’s technical advancements. More significantly, Submersible eLAB-ID™ is an opportunity for the watch industry to understand that making a watch using predominantly recycled-based material is possible, thus reducing the need for virgin material extraction and its associated high environmental impact. Panerai invites collaboration with other brands or partners eager to work toward creating a more sustainable future based on a circular use of natural resources.
This year F.P.Journe is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Octa model with a 99 piece limited edition timepiece in platinum. INTRODUCING: F.P.Journe Octa Automatique 20th Anniversary Limited Edition
2021 is a special year for Jaeger-LeCoultre as it celebrates the 90th Anniversary of an icon – The Reverso. Over the years, we’ve seen numerous iterations of the Reverso – some highly complex, some highly arty. Up until the early 90’s, the Reverso remained a simple, time-only watch. It was only in 1991 (Post the quartz crisis and the during the complicated watchmaking boom), Jaeger-LeCoultre started incorporating mechanical complications into the Reverso – starting with the Reverso Soixantième. This watch featured a power reserve and date display and was the first with a sapphire crystal caseback. Although the Reverso case and its shaped movement had not initially been designed for complications, the Soixantième revealed its full potential, unleashing a sequence of pieces that gave new visual expression to the great watchmaking complications. The Soixantième was followed by the Reverso Tourbillon in 1993 – the Manufacture’s first wristwatch tourbillon. In 1994, Jaeger-LeCoultre debuted the Reverso Répétition Minutes – the first time the Maison had miniaturised a minute repeater for a wristwatch, and the world’s first rectangular minute repeater movement. In 1996, La Grande Maison introduced the Reverso Chronographe Rétrograde, with an intricate display on the reverse side that solved the problem of how to arrange the chronograph counters within a rectangular frame. This was followed two years later by the Reverso Géographique and, coinciding with the Millennium, the Reverso Quantième Perpétuel. In 2001, Jaeger-LeCoultre marked the completion of another decade in the Reverso story with the Septantième. Its movement, Calibre 879, offered an 8-day power reserve – almost unheard-of at the time. And now, nine decades after the Reverso was born, La Grande Maison introduces a new alliance of complications.
Today, nine decades after the Reverso was born, Jaeger-LeCoultre presents the Reverso Tribute Nonantième: a timepiece which gives a completely new visual expression to an alliance of several classical complications. The watch is presented in a gorgeous pink gold case measuring 49.4 x 29.9 mm. It is powered by an entirely new in-house calibre – Calibre 826, contains 230 parts and can last up to 42 hours when fully wound. The silver sunray-brushed dial is contrasted perfectly by the pink gold case along with striking applied golden indexes and Dauphine hands. On the upper half of the dial, just below 12 o’clock there is a large date display, framed by an applied filet of pink gold that echoes the rectangular shape of the dial and case, while the lower half of the dial, features a moonphase display – set within a circle formed by the small seconds counter.
As you flip the watch over, an entirely new visual expression of some of watchmaking’s most familiar complications take centre stage. The solid pink-gold caseback is dominated by two round apertures of different sizes, arranged like a figure-eight and encircled by gadroons that echo the rectilinear gadroons on the upper and lower edges of the case. Here, the small upper aperture displays a semi-jumping digital hour indication. Seen for the first time in a Reverso, this complication recalls digital displays developed by the Manufacture for wristwatches in the 1930s. The large aperture on the other hand which sits below the hour, minutes, is displayed on a rotating disc that is partially concealed by a three-quarter plate lacquered in vivid blue – in the Atelier des Métiers Rares® – and sprinkled with tiny golden stars to depict the night sky. Within a small circle at the centre, an applied golden sun and moon, pass above a horizon, to indicate night and day. In the semi-circle below the horizon, a JL logo is set on a sunray-pattern background.
Limited to 190 pieces, the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Nonantième is worn on a black alligator strap that goes exceptionally well with the rest of the watch and is available exclusively at Jaeger-LeCoultre boutiques.