With its massive body looking like it was machined out of a 22-inch light-alloy disk, the new Breitling for Bentley GMT Light Body B04 will surprise you with its lightness and superb ergonomic. However, if a Bentley Continental GT is not the "other" car you use for going shopping at the time when your Mulsanne is at the dealership for a scheduled maintenance, this new watch may be a bit too expensive for the combination of features and materials that it features.
This new dressy Ulysse Nardin Dual Time Manufacture radically differs from previous iterations. The difference, of course, is not limited to just styling of its case and dial: while its numerous predecessors were equipped with Caliber UN-24, which is basically an inexpensive ETA 2892-A2 movement with an add-on module, this particular timekeeper that was presented at Baselworld 2014 trade show is equipped with their own UN-334 Manufacture mechanism. As the name implies, the movement is crafted solely in-house.
Chopard is known for its endless love for all things automotive. During the last two or three of years, the Swiss brand has introduced a number of beautiful sporty timekeepers (check this Mille Miglia Zagato Chronograph GMT Limited Edition (Ref. 168550-6001) for example) and it doesn't look like they are going to stop churning out new racing-inspired chronographs and three-handers any time soon. Coming in a flashy black-and-yellow (a color scheme, which is often associated with Chevrolet's Corvette Racing team, although I am not sure whether the similarity is intentional or purely coincidental), the new Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chrono 2014 (ref. 168570-3001) will surely not go unnoticed even if you plan to wear it with a Hawaiian shirt.
It looks like Saint Honore -a French fashion brand that also deals in all sorts of luxury accessories including leather wallets, pens and even cuff-links- is getting quite serious about its watchmaking (or rather "watchselling") business. While the models that were introduced last year looked very attractive and well-designed (especially if you compare them to the Saint Honore Haute Couture Haussman ladies watch that the company has introduced back in late 2010: as luxurious as it was, it also leaved much to be desired in the good taste department), this new Saint Honore Euphoria One Carat model is plain gorgeous.
The face-lifted version of the Ball Watches Fireman Storm Chaser Pro (ref. CM3090C-L1J-BK) wrist watch, which is set to be released soon at the upcoming Baselworld 2014 event, is equipped with a finely executed telemeter scale and packs within its medium-sized 42 mm stainless steel body the same tried and tested automatic chronograph movement, but now looks a lot more elegant than the previous iteration of the timepiece. It's almost like if Porsche has released its current-gen Cayenne performance SUV with its gorgeous exterior and plush interior without sacrificing all the off-road goodness of the first-gen model.
Although not as advanced as the last year's Garmin Forerunner 620 GPS running coach, the new Suunto Ambit2 R makes quite a strong impression featuring a well-balanced list of functions designed for beginners and intermediate-level runners that don't really need all the extra functions usually requested by professional athletes.
The new Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Carbon Orange limited edition automatic watch is easily recognizable thanks to its boxy case and diamond-shaped hands, perfectly legible with its high-contrast color scheme and, all in all, is a nicely designed model. What more do you expect from a pilot's watch made by one of the most outstanding brands among Swiss watchmakers? Perhaps, a movement of higher pedigree would be a good start. Still, if you are not after a hand-made in-house caliber that powers a watch that costs more than a Korean SUV, this one may be one of the most well-balanced choices for you.
Yesterday, the Swiss manufacturer has introduced its new Breitling for Bentley 6.75 Midnight Carbon limited edition wrist watch. Created in partnership with the German-owned, British-based maker of ultra-luxury cars, the monstrous timepiece features all the usual design elements of the family and, as usual, comes in a fairly small lot of 1000 individually numbered pieces. Like a number of their recent offerings, it is offered in a sexy black (or very dark grey) finish that, unlike models treated with PVD coating process, will not show minor dents and scratches.