An eventful month inaugurated by Geneva Watch Day 2021, nested by a constellation of brands, from Audemars Piguet to Hublot, wishing to make another impression in the minds of connoisseurs as the year ends in its last quarter, the month September turned out to be rather conducive to watch enthusiasts.
Witness the new watches launched.
What could be considered an upgrade from the Royal Oak in steel-cad despite looking unlikely? The answer is the self-winding Royal Oak Frosted Gold chronograph fully wrapped in 18k rose or white gold in an exquisite, powdery and shimmering finish exclusive to Audemars Piguet. Offered in a black or blue âGrande Tapisserieâ dial, the new watch will be sold exclusively in Japan in September 2021, before being available worldwide from October 2021. There is something je ne sais quoi about it. rose gold-blue combo, right?
If you miss the turquoise waters of the French Riveira, Bovet might just make you feel a little less blue by projecting the famous hue onto your wrist. The RÃ©cital 23 has a guillochÃ© dial in turquoise. The house creates a planetary motif on the timepiece with the moon phase indicator reinterpreted as a hemispherical dome. Limited to 60 pieces, the timepiece ensures you won’t go unnoticed with 174 and 72 round-cut diamonds lining the 18k red gold case and bezel respectively.
The Swiss brand hits it while it’s hot. With the Top Time “Zorro” and “Deus” chronographs garnering rave reviews, Breitling is rolling out a vibrant Top Time capsule collection brimming with retro design elements. Taking inspiration from legendary American muscle cars – Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang and Shelby Cobra – the sub-dials are reminiscent of the days when cushion-shaped television ruled the day. At 42 mm, the chronographs are aimed at the modern man who covets a watch of resolutely contemporary proportions.
One of last year’s hottest watches belongs to Casio’s evergreen G-Shock, after a reimagining that many see as a tribute to an iconic Swiss watch – which I won’t name, but if you will. know, you know. The GM-2100 continues the theme, with four sleek new models in black, navy, green and red. If you like an angular, instantly recognizable and affordable watch with all the endearing qualities of G-Shock, you know what you should grab.
Chopard’s integrated wristwatch glides faster thanks to an in-house 8Hz movement. The Alpine Eagle Cadence 8HF not only beats a fairly unusual frequency as the majority of modern movements favor 4Hz, it is thanks to this increased cadence. that the watch therefore offers improved precision. Chopard takes it a step further by coating this Alpine Eagle with titanium – as opposed to Lucent Steel A223 – so that the watch is lighter and a darker shade. It is limited to 250 numbered copies.
Hublot and Berluti renew their wish with a new watch announced in September 2021 after having laced for the first time 5 years ago with another collaborative timepiece. The latest Big Bang Unico Berluti Aluminio comes down after a brief lull, the previous effort arriving in a mix of leather and ceramic at the end of 2020. The watch appeals to people who gravitate towards monochrome, with the understated and nuanced aesthetic from the new cascading creation of the 44 mm titanium case to the bi-material strap in rubber and Berluti patinated Venezia leather. The watch is limited to 100 pieces.
An element often used in the creation of 18k white gold, palladium has emerged from the shadow of platinum and gold in recent years with a growing number of watchmakers favoring palladium as the metal of choice for women. watch cases. The latest is MB&F, which presents the LM Perpetual Palladium with a fully integrated perpetual calendar movement made up of 581 tiny parts. Limited to 25 pieces, this MB&F machine is in part the child of independent Irish watchmaker Stephen McDonnell.
The creator of the Speedmaster challenges your perception of the chronograph to conquer the moon with the Speedmaster Chronoscope, referring to an elder from his pre-moon archives. While a typical chronograph has a rangefinder or tachymeter scale, this Speedy is equipped with both in addition to a pulsometer. With this, the chronograph dial is a symphony of a series of printed scales interspersed with a pair of sub-dials to create a layered, layered and retro aesthetic unique to this Speedmaster-Chronoscope crossover and atypical of other Speedmaster editions. This is a decidedly modern watch brimming with vintage familiarity that makes you stop for a second – is it a Speedmaster or not?
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