First revealed almost two years ago before Baselworld 2012 trade show, the Heritage Pilot has been reissued in an even more appealing version. Although, with a total production run said to be 1883 pieces (just like the older model), the Alpina Heritage Pilot Limited Edition (Ref. AL-435LB4SH6) can't really be called "limited" (there will be just too many watches in circulation for the model to become a rarity in any reasonable time), it still deserves our attention for the sheer beauty of it.
With its dial layout is similar to that of their gorgeous Geograph watch (it was issued almost three years ago and then reissued almost immediately as Geograph Rainforest limited edition), the new Louis Moinet Stardance (ref. LM-32.20DD.80) offers the same two vertically aligned sub-dials, but delivers different functionality. Instead of a chronograph and a second time zone display, this beautiful watch is focused on its otherworldly (literally so) moonphase indicator.
It looks like after years of numerous trials and errors the Swiss watchmaking specialist has finally delivered. Their new Raymond Weil Maestro Automatic (Ref. 2867- STC-00659) timekeeper is offered in a very elegant, well-proportioned stainless steel body that makes even the top-tier watchmaking houses want to eat their hearts out.
Designed as a tribute to the futuristic 1935 Bugatti Aerolithe Coupe, a gorgeous vehicle that still serves as a source of inspiration to many industrial designers, the new Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Aerolithe (ref. PFC329-3400600) automatic chronograph watch carefully mixes design cues taken from the vintage sports car with their traditional elements producing an object of almost stunning beauty.
The new limited edition Oris WilliamsF1 Team (Ref. 01 773 7685 4184-Set RS) may not only be an ultimate present for just about any F1 fan around the world, but is also a nice choice if you simply look for a sporty chronograph with modern design that doesn't look like yet another Omega Speedmaster or Rolex Daytona clone.
It looks like the Swiss watchmaking house just never fails to deliver one masterpiece after another. The new Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater (Ref. 30110/000R-9793) is not only a perfect dress watch for the extremely wealthy watch lovers. It also sports a wonderful hand-wound caliber that is claimed to be the thinnest minute repeater mechanism in the industry.
With its borrowed shape and an outrageously high price tag, the new Citizen Signature Grand Touring Automatic leaves, um, a very strange taste in your mouth. Although the Japanese brand's desire to make some money on an easily recognizable design of a watch that many lust for, but only a few can actually afford is somewhat understandable, it is really a shame to see this sort of trick played by such a respectable manufacturer.
First presented back in 2009 as Monaco Twenty Four Concept, this beautiful watch was has recently resurfaced as Tag Heuer Monaco Twenty Four Steve McQueen Calibre 36 Chronograph (ref. CAL51111.FC6299). The new time measuring device looks almost identical to the conceptual model, but comes in a different color scheme and has the PVD-coated body swapped for a more practical (if that adjective at all can be applied to any luxury timekeeper) stainless steel case that features a nice combination of polished and finely brushed surfaces.