The luxury watchmaker will introduce the bizarre Hublot Big Bang Zebra Bang ladies watch at the upcoming SIHH 2013 trade show. Available later next year in three limited edition versions, the watch will be presented in rose gold, as well as in white and black ceramic. The latter looks the best. Period.
The Swiss watch Manufacture has recently revealed their new 1681 Collection of dressy timekeeper. While the version in rose gold with central second hand looks fairly usual, the JeanRichard 1681 Ronde Small Seconds makes a strong impression, even despite its “plebeian” stainless steel body.
The new Louis Erard Grey Heritage automatic chronograph watch leaves somewhat dubious impression. The mechanism that powers it has successfully passed the test of time in terms of reliability and accuracy, but is also as common as Bic ballpoint pens. The design of its dial is familiar to everyone and is easy to read, but is also as uninspiring as a phony Gibson. Well, it is a matter of personal preferences, as usual.
With its new Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle, the Swiss watchmaking House expands its line of gorgeously simple dress watches. Equipped with the good old VC 1120 automatic caliber that was, for example, also used to power the ultra-thin Vacheron Constantin Historique 1968, the new watch has a good chance of becoming a really good investment, since its aftermarket price will possibly only rise as it will age gracefully together with its first owner.
The new Girard-Perregaux 1966 dressy three-hander brings you the easily recognizable styling of the 1966 family that soon comes to market in a medium-sized body 41 millimeters in diameter and features one of their highly reliable automatic movements with increased power reserve. Compared to the previously available ref. 49525-52-131-BK6A model, the new 1966 three-hander is not only 10 percent larger and thicker, but also offers eight more hours of guaranteed power reserve.
Although different alloys of silver are quite popular among jewelers all over the world, serious watchmakers do not seem to be especially fond of the metal. However, the Swiss-based watchmaking brand Bell & Ross has fairly recently updated its WW1 family with the new Bell & Ross WW1 Argentium model. As the name implies, the watch is crafted using their proprietary “argentium” alloy of silver and some other, unspecified metals.
Although there are hundreds of Star Wars-themed watches there on eBay, most of them do not differ too much from the dirt-cheap jobs that your kids can get with their Happy Meal. This new Seiko Star Wars Stormtrooper (Ref. SDGC011) (and a whole plethora of other timekeepers dedicated to different characters of the SW universe), however, plays in a much higher league. Based on the well-known Seiko Ananta SPB021, the gadget comes powered by a high-quality self-winding movement and features a hard-to-scratch body crafted from hardened steel.
The German watchmaker Sinn has fairly recently presented its new Sinn Tachymetric Chronograph Manufactum Limited Edition automatic watch. As the name implies, the timekeeper, which is limited to just 100 numbered pieces, is going to be sold exclusively through the numerous stores of the German retail chain Manufactum GmbH & Co. KG. Although its dial looks somewhat weird, the watch makes a very solid impression thanks to its high legibility and the highly reliable Swiss made movement that powers the gadget.
The new Longines Tachymeter self-winding chronograph watch (Ref. L2.781.4.13) is essentially a redecorated version of the elegant Longines Telemeter (Ref. L2.780.4.18) chrono that was presented earlier this year. Powered by the same movement, which is protected from the elements inside the same medium-sized case, the watch differs from its sibling only with a pair of tachymeter scales printed on its snow-white dial.
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