As another edition of the grand Dubai Watch Week draws to a close, we bring you the top four watches that caught everyone’s attention over the four-day event.
MB&F X Bvlgari Legacy Machine Flying T Allegra
One of the biggest reveals this year was the Legacy Machine Flying T Allegra, a collaboration between MB&F and Bvlgari. This one-of-a-kind timepiece is a product of mutually professional respect and friendship between Bvlgari’s Product Creation Executive Director, Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, and MB&F’s Founder and Creative Director, Maximilian Büsser.
The Flying T Allegra’s story is an accurate representation of what a harmonious collaboration can make possible. Combining the Rome-based Maison’s love for cabochon-cut diamonds with the radical design aesthetics of MB&F, the FlyingT Allegra is an unexpected feminine creation that is radical in its architecture and construction while being exquisitely precious in its opulent ornamentation.
You can read more about the creation here.
TAG Heuer Carrera Middle East Limited Edition
Inspired by the green colours of the region, TAG Heuer announced the launch of its new Carrera Middle East Limited Edition timepiece at the 2021 Dubai Watch Week. Limited to just 150 pieces, the watch is available in a 42mm stainless steel case with an emerald green dial decorated with Arabic numeral indexes and a date display window placed at 6 o’clock.
The green and silver colour combination gives the model a striking appearance. It also features a green opaline permanent second indicator at 6 o’clock and two chronograph counters at 3 and 9 o’clock. The watch is powered by advanced Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic movement decorated with a green oscillating mass, visible via the sapphire case back.
Presented on an H-shaped stainless steel bracelet, the TAG Heuer Carrera Middle East Limited Edition is open for pre-order and will be available in stores from December.
Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Concrete Sand
To celebrate the UAE’s Golden Jubilee, Hublot, in partnership with Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons launched a new embodiment of the art of fusion; the Classic Fusion Chronograph Concrete Sand. Like the name suggests, the watch comes in a 45mm case with a matching bezel cut out of fine concrete.
With this new timepiece, Hublot celebrates the country for its remarkable achievements and pays tribute to the avant-garde country. The new watch brings together two historic and essential materials to the region—sand and camel leather—to highlight its inspirational urban development and progressive vision while respecting its history and culture.
The design of the 45mm concrete case structure features details that evoke UAE cities edges and forms. Each dial is reminiscent of the country’s vast deserts and contains actual sand from the UAE, thus making each piece unique. Enhancing the overall look and feel of the watch is the strap that’s made from high-quality camel leather.
The Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Concrete Sand is powered by Hublot’s HUB1143 automatic movement. It is priced at approximately Rs 19.49 lakh and is limited to just 100 pieces.
Frederique Constant Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture “Year of the Fiftieth” Limited Edition
As 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates, Frederique Constant takes this opportunity and joins in on the celebration with the launch of its new exclusive limited-edition timepiece—the Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture “Year of the Fiftieth”—at Dubai Watch Week. Developed to celebrate the region’s 50th anniversary, only 50 pieces of the watch will be available. Designed in collaboration with watch retailers Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, the watch is available exclusively only at their boutiques.
Crafted in full titanium (from the case to the integrated bracelet), the Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture “Year of the Fiftieth” marks a first for the brand. It features an eye-catching turquoise blue dial inspired by the famous ‘Yas’ blue colour that closely resembles the sea of the Gulf. The beautiful blue dial features contrasting dark grey subdials and the Highlife emblematic globe decoration in the centre.
The “Year of the Fiftieth” is powered by the Manufacture FC-775 automatic movement with a power reserve of 38 hours and beats at a frequency of 28,800vph.