Tag: 40 mm


Hermes Dressage 1837 Automatic Swiss

Established back in 1837, Hermes is mostly known for its high-quality, premium-priced leather goods. However, the French company has recently moved full-speed ahead into the "real" watchmaking business. Marking its 175th anniversary, Hermes has not only redesigned its elegant Dressage family but also introduced what it calls its "first in-house movement," which is aptly named H1837. Installed inside the new Hermes Dressage 1837 in its most basic form, the caliber is nevertheless ready to power much more complicated watches, including even those sporting so-called "grand complications": perpetual calendars and minute repeaters, just to name a few. All they need is just a few fairly simple add-on modules that would be powered by the new caliber.


Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Pequenos Segundos 130° Aniversario Swiss

The hand-wound Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Pequenos Segundos 130° Aniversario (ref. 3130.9N) is based on the Pequenos Segundos range that was first presented in 2010 and then slightly revisited in 2011 with a pair of new dials. Besides sporting a longer name, the new version s also powered by a different movement and sports a more reserved dial layout, which makes it the most beautiful CyS timekeeper that I have ever seen.


Fortis Marinemaster Vintage Chronograph Automatic Swiss

The Swiss-based brand Fortis has just released its new Fortis Marinemaster Vintage Chronograph automatic wrist watch. Set to be shown in flesh during the upcoming Baselworld 2012 trade fair, the timekeeper pays homage to its eponymous predecessor from the 1970s. Comparing pictures of both models I must admit that they look almost identical to each other with only minor differences here and there. However, sporting a significantly less remarkable water resistance rating, the watch leaves somewhat dubious impression.


Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon (Ref. Q1322510) Swiss

During the SIHH 2012 international trade fair, the Swiss-based manufacturer of luxury timepieces has presented its new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon (Ref. Q1322510). Offered in a nicely finished rose gold case that, pretentious name notwithstanding, is actually not that thin as one could have imagined, but is still slim for a piece powered by a self-winding movement with a tourbillon escapement, the new gadget looks like a perfect choice for those looking for a dress watch with a twist[er.]


Blancpain Collection Villeret Retrograde (Ref. 6653Q-1529-55B) Swiss

In a couple of months, the legendary Swiss watchmaking house Blancpain will update its collection of vintage-styled dress timekeepers with a beautiful Blancpain Collection Villeret Retrograde (Ref. 6653Q-1529-55B). The model's selling point is the finely crafted dial, which is executed using a rare "flinque" technique. The watch will be officially presented during the upcoming Baselworld 2012 trade show.


Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon Dragon Fob Watch (Ref. G0A36563) Swiss

Besides the gorgeous (and unique, too) Piaget Polo Tourbillon Relatif Dragon (Ref. G0A36545,) the Swiss watchmaking House has also presented another dragon-themed product. Presented in a shape of a so-called "fob watch" (or, more plainly, a "pocket watch" although I highly doubt that the piece is supposed to travel it in your pockets,) the hand-wound Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon Dragon (Ref. G0A36563) is equipped with what is claimed to be the world's slimmest tourbillon movement.


Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph Automatic Swiss

It took JLC exactly a year to introduce yet another model that pays homage to their original 1959 Deep Sea. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Automatic Chronograph (ref. Q207857J) speaks the same design tongue, but lacks the alarm functionality being less true to the original, but also available at a lot less mind-numbing price, which is great if you are not a purist and simply want a vintage-styled watch from a reputable manufacturer.


German

The German watchmaker Hanhart has recently released a bunch of new chronograph timepieces that belong to their Pioneer family. While the previous pair of models are more conformist in their appearance and look more or less like your usual vintage-styled chronograph, the Hanhart Pioneer TachyTele Chronograph Automatic easily draws attention to itself with its more unusual exterior.


Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Eight Days Perpetual 40 Swiss

This year JLC has updated its Perpetual Calendar collection with the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Eight Days Perpetual 40 (ref. Q1612520). Now available in an 18-karat rose gold case and still featuring the same sophisticated, slightly off-white dial with lots of sub-dials and other indicators, the timekeeper still makes a strong impression and maybe an interesting choice for a person looking for a dressy "complication" watch.



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