This new Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 42 Gunmetal Limited Edition (ref. 395.111.30/V705 AB10) automatic watch is offered as a tribute to the first "modern" Admiral's Cup version that was released back in 1983 and featured all the design cues that later became signature elements of the current Admiral's Cup line: the inevitable nautical pennants serving as hour markers and the signature dodecagonal (twelve-sided) bezel.
At the upcoming SIHH 2013 event, Roger Dubuis will present a new member of their signature Excalibur collection. Sporting the easily recognizable notched bezel and the stylized Roman numerals that RD seems to love so much, the new Roger Dubuis Excalibur 42 Chronometer Chronograph (ref. RDDBEX0389) also sports their fresh automatic movement with micro-rotor design.
Like their recent Aquascope Diver Monocoque model, the new JeanRichard Terrascope (ref. 60500-11-601-11A) automatic watch is, too, about bridging the gaps. This particular time measuring device, for example, looks like a successful attempt to offer a watch, which is elegant enough to go with a business suit, but will still look great with a Canada Goose parka and a pair of Timberland boots.
Girard-Perregaux, a reputable watchmaking brand that is based in Switzerland and, back in the 19th century, became the first brand to produce a first batch of mass-produced (!) wristwatches for the German Navy, has just announced a new addition to their Vintage 1945 collection of dressy timekeepers. Compact by today's standards, yet solid-looking, the new Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Automatic Chronograph (Ref. 2588352121-BB6C) gracefully blends old school design of the timekeeper's case and face with a modern self-winding movement that animates it.
The luxury watchmaker will introduce the bizarre Hublot Big Bang Zebra Bang (ref. 341.CV.7517.VR.1975) 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.
Limited to only a hundred (Yes, just a hundred. And, yes: I am looking at you, Breitling) of individually numbered pieces, the new Parmigiani Fleurier Transforma Rivages (ref. PFC228-3200100) automatic chronograph watch has its minimalistic yet distinctive-looking body crafted from lightweight titanium and high-tech carbon: a stunning combination of materials that we usually see in sport cars, space rockets, and expensive timekeepers.
The new Baume & Mercier Clifton 1830 (ref. MOA10060 aka 10060) hand-wound watch clearly demonstrates how far the Swiss watchmakers have come since their sometimes clumsy and often epigonic models of the past. Although their new baby (if you can call a 'baby' a watch that costs close to $15K) still shows that it was at least partially influenced by more renowned models from more expensive brand names, the watch delivers a completely new level of refinement and elegance, something that you don't really expect from a "second tier" brand.
Here comes another good one from the young American watchmakers. Called Deep Blue Daynight Recon T100 White Automatic, the new semi-professional diver gives you an easily recognizable (although not terribly unique) design with elegant dial sporting the brand's signature luminous tritium tubes and a very impressive water resistance rating of 500 meters.