Scheduled to be presented soon at the upcoming Baselworld 2016 trade show, the new Omega Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph Master Chronometer looks like one of the most attractive takes on the Swiss brand's legendary "moon watch." Combining striking exterior with an advanced, anti-magnetically shielded movement, the device tries really hard to be worth every single dollar that the Swiss watchmaker wants you to spend on it.
During the 26th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH 2016,) the Italian brand has presented a number of new watches. Among them was this gorgeous (but in a very modest way) Panerai Radiomir 1940 3Days GMT Acciaio (ref. PAM 627) automatic wrist watch that features their brand new Caliber P.4001 movement with micro-rotor design.
The new Zenith Elite Chronograph Classic wristwatch is equipped with the brand's new caliber 4069 automatic movement and is offered in relatively inexpensive steel and much more impressively priced gold. At this time, this is one of the most interesting choices when it comes to "dressy" chronographs with character.
Just in time for the upcoming St. Valentine's Day (it's actually less than a month now,) the Swiss brand has presented their new Blancpain Ladybird Ultraplate Saint-Valentin 2016 (Ref. 0063F-1954-63A) timekeeper.
Marketed as a sort of accessory for the new Ducati XDiavel cruiser that was presented last November at the EICMA international motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, this new Tudor Fastrider Black Shield Ducati (ref. 42000CN) looks as sporty and laconic as the Italian sports bike
Based on one of their earlier Supersports models, the new Breitling for Bentley GT3 (ref. V273655S/BE14/233S/V20DSA.2) automatic chronograph delivers the traditional mix of daring exterior styling and a fairly impressive price tag.
The Glashutte Original Senator Observer brings you a very impressive mix of a perfect self-winding mechanism, a dial that is easy to read in any circumstances, and a nicely sculpted body inherited from an earlier iteration of the watch, all seasoned with that attention to even most miniscule details that only German watchmakers seem to exhibit regardless of the price tag that comes with their timekeepers.
The new Bell & Ross WW1-97 Heritage Automatic (ref. BRWW197-HER-ST/SCR) delivers the familiar mix of well-calculated design, which is both elegant and masculine, and a bullet-proof mechanism, which is both reliable and accurate, all of them offered at a relatively affordable price that makes this new creation one of the best choices in the "Value for Money" category.
Unfortunately, for obvious reasons, this new Longines Heritage Military COSD (ref. L2.832.4.53/73.x) can't be called a "reissue". However, it is still a very nice choice for a person who wants to buy a military-styled timekeeper that doesn't look like it came straight from Call of Duty: Black Ops game
Besides the inevitable "Stormtrooper", and "Imperial Pilot", there is also a full-black Nixon 51-30 Darth Vader: a model that pays homage to the most iconic character of the series. And, yes: as you may have already noticed, all three models are dedicated to agents of the dark side of the Force. Ah, that irresistible attractiveness of Evil!