Watches To Look Forward To In 2021
HUBLOT BIG BANG UNICO HIGH JEWELLERY RAINBOW This high-jewellery watch…
HUBLOT BIG BANG UNICO HIGH JEWELLERY RAINBOW
This high-jewellery watch is a real rainbow of colours, and hence the name. The 45mm case in 18K King Gold is studded with 290 gemstones, weighing a total of 24 carats. The light reflected off them displays in an array of colour across the spectrum, scarlet blends into fuchsia to become ultraviolet Klein blue, turquoise, sky, chlorophyll green, vibrant yellow, and warm orange. These gems include rubies, pink sapphires, amethysts, blue sapphires, blue topazes, tsavorites, and yellow and orange sapphires. The bezel features 112 baguette-cut gemstones, while the 48 gemstones are set on the dial and the indexes. Finally, the buckle clasp of the alligator and natural rubber strap is set with 30 more gemstones. The HUB1242 chronograph flyback movement, with its double-clutch mechanism and column wheel, provides 72 hours of power reserve.
JAQUET DROZ SW STEEL-CERAMIC
This stylish sports watch, with its distinct off-centered hours and minutes at 12 o’clock, and the larger off-centred second at 6, stands out for the use of the colour red, a rarity for a Jaquet Droz. The hand-edged fabric strap ties in with the Grande Seconde’s stroke at 6 o’clock, the tip of the hour and minute hands, and the quarter hour marks they sweep over — all coated with Super-LumiNova. Where they intersect, the red 5, 6, and 7 are written in Arabic numerals, while the other numbers appear in Roman. Comes in a 45mm stainless steel case, and is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement with a 68-hour power reserve.
JAEGER-LECOULTRE REVERSO TRIBUTE DUOFACE FAGLIANO LIMITED
The legendary Reverso celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, and this tribute watch reinterprets one of its most admired models. Issued in a limited edition of 190 pieces, it comes with a burgundy-red lacquer front dial and silvered grey reverse dial, both enclosed in an 18K pink gold case. Originally developed in 1994, the Duoface consists of two contrasting dials, each displaying different time zones. On the front dial, in keeping with the original Reverso design, the hours are marked by straight indexes, doubled at 12, with a circular track at six o’clock displaying the small seconds. The reverse dial is a combination of stippled texture of Clous de Paris guillochage, and the gleaming opaline finish of the central time display and the smaller circle displays the day-night indication. The manually wound mechanical movement provides a power reserve of 42 hours. The watch is complemented by an original strap, specially designed and handcrafted by Casa Fagliano, the world-famous Argentinian maker of polo boots.
AUDEMARS PIGUET CODE 11.59 GRAND SONNERIE CARILLON SUPERSONNERIE
This stunning collection of five-minute repeaters, known as Grande Sonnerie Carillon Supersonnerie timepieces, are each endowed with unique bespoke enamel dials crafted by Anita Porchet, one of Switzerland’s best-known enamellers, known for her work with many iconic watch brands. Three of the watches feature enamel dials decorated with century-old gold spangles, while the buyer has the choice of requesting a personalised enamel dial crafted by Anita Porchet’s atelier in the case of the other two. The watches that come in 41mm, 18K white gold cases, also stand out for their chiming complication. The new hand-wound movement, calibre 2956, combines the traditional Grande Sonnerie complication with AP’s patented Supersonnerie technology. The result is a watch that not only strikes the hour, quarters, and minutes on request as a traditional minute repeater would do, but also provides the option of just striking the hours and every quarter-hour by default, without any involvement from the wearer. In the Petite Sonnerie position, the watch chimes the hours only, while the automatic chiming is deactivated in the silent mode. Comes with a 48-hour power reserve.
FAVRE LEUBA SKY CHIEF CHRONOGRAPH
This redesigned automatic chronograph in stainless steel 43mm case, combines the classic chronograph design with a new colour palette: a rich autumn green with black counters, burgundy red with brown counters, velvet black with beige indexes, and a panda with a porcelain white dial, black counters, and red cherry indexes. The dials are combined with suede straps in oak brown, dark root brown, sand beige, and khaki green. The bridge, the tetradecagon in the bezel, and the striking hour-markers highlight the brand’s typical design elements. Powered by the automatic ETA Valjoux 7753 movement.
OMEGA DE VILLE PRESTIGE
With its restrained look featuring the ‘railway’ minute track, date window at 6 o’clock, alternating Roman numerals and cabochons, and a 39.5mm case, this historic collection has been a popular choice among Omega fans for a long time. It has now been given a fresh livery in five new colours. There are two stainless steel and 18K red gold models, with silvery or PVD linen colour dial, and two stainless steel and 18K yellow gold models, with PVD Moonshine Gold, and PVD greened dial. There is also one stainless steel ‘power reserve’ model, with a PVD blue dial, power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock, and a small-seconds sub-dial. All the models are powered by the brand’s Co-Axial Calibre 2500, except for the power reserve model, which features Co-Axial Calibre 2627.
ZENITH PILOT TYPE 20 BLUEPRINT
This watch was inspired both by the legendary Zenith aviation watches from the early part of last century, and the chance discovery of the old-style blueprint of the brand’s historical building. Blueprints, of course, are a relic from the computer age where each element of a project was meticulously drawn and indicated on a special blue paper. The blueprint style dial of this watch has been created in two parts: a matte blue base that features the technical plans and notes used by the dial-maker, and a sapphire crystal layer over it with the usual markers and logo. Comes in a 45mm steel case. The automatic movement provides a minimum power reserve of 50 hours. Limited edition of numbered 250 pieces.
LUMINOX X BEAR GRYLLS SURVIVAL MASTER SERIES 3741
Developed in association with world-renowned outdoorsman, survivalist, and TV personality, Bear Grylls, this watch comes with two chronographs in 45mm Carbonox™ cases with orange details, and a compass on the bracelet. The pushers are in solid stainless steel, while the stainless-steel crown has an orange rubber crown ring for easy grip. It is equipped with Luminox Light Technology that ensures that the watch is visible in any lighting conditions for upto to 25 years. The dial and the caseback carry Bear Grylls’ logo and motto — ‘Never Give Up’. Water resistant to 300 metres.
CASIO G-SHOCK DWE-5600CC
This is the first watch in the G-Shock line of shock-resistant watches with interchangeable bands and bezels. It inherits the epic square shape of the first G-Shock that comes with three types of replaceable bands and two bezels, in green and matte black resin. It comes with a newly developed slide lever for ease of detachment. The bezel, which is ordinarily fixed to the case with screws, employs a new design secured with four small hooks made from carbon fibre. It is also the first watch in the 5600 series model to feature a Carbon Core Guard structure with a carbon fibre-reinforced case for shock resistance. Comes with a band imprinted with a circuit board design and the numerals ‘3229’, and a fabric strap with a luminescent and reflective finish in black and white.
FOSSIL BRONSON AND MEGA MACHINE
Featuring a 50mm case, these oversized timepieces take wrist-statement to a whole new level. They incorporate layered bezels showcasing multiple finishes and stacked details, and come with oversized silicon straps, diamond studded textures with chronograph functionality, and industrial styling.
DIESEL FADELITE SMARTWATCH
Diesel’s newest touchscreen smartwatch is powered with Wear OS by Google™ and the Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 3100 platform. It comes in a 43mm case size, in a bold design and vibrant colours. The interactive new ‘Globe’ dial features a rotating globe that is touch-manipulated and displays additional two time zones, and interactive animations showing real-time weather conditions. It is packed with a host of regular smartwatch features, including Google Assistant, Google Fit, Google Pay, GPS Tracking, Heart Rate Tracking, Control Your Music, etc. The transparent strap comes in four striking colourways, red to black, black to clear, blue to clear, and all clear with an iridescent case. The colours seem to ‘fade’, inspiring the name of the watch.
SWATCH NIGHT TRICK & DAY TRICK
These ultra-thin watches come in stainless steel cases, and with rubber straps. Night Trick reveals time through smoked anthracite glass, while Day Trick shows time through rose gold lines.