Revealed during the SIHH 2013 show, the Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Perpetual Calendar Chronographs (refs. W1556226 & W1556225) share their underpinnings with the gorgeous Calibre de Cartier Chronograph model that was revealed around a month before, but has the base 1904-CH MC caliber upgraded with a perpetual calendar module.
Omega doesn’t update its collections too often, but when it does, it does it with style. Offered in a massive, 18-karat rose gold body, the new Omega De Ville Co-Axial Chronograph (ref. 4188.8.131.52.02.001) is powered by their fairly fresh Cal. 9301 co-axial automatic movement and features an extremely elegant dial layout.
This self-winding Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Gunmetal Limited Edition (ref. 395.111.30/V705 AB10) is offered as a tribute to the first “modern” Admiral’s Cup version. The original 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 SIHH 2013 event, Roger Dubuis has presented a new member of their signature collection. Sporting the easily recognizable notched bezel and the stylized Roman numerals that RD loves so much, the 2013 Roger Dubuis Excalibur 42 Chronometer Chronograph (ref. RDDBEX0389) also sports their fresh automatic movement with a micro-rotor design.
Hamilton has recently updated its Jazzmaster family with a new automatic chronograph that sports a fairly fresh Caliber H21 automatic movement that we have already seen inside the Khaki Aviation X-Patrol model presented back in February 2012. Based on the time-proven ETA Valjoux 7750 blank caliber, the movement features an upgraded energy storage module with the maximum power reserve extended over 60 hours.
Already having in its collection a model that combines a flyback chronograph with a perpetual calendar in a relatively compact, elegant body, the Swiss watchmaking house has recently decided to re-introduce the limited edition model in two new versions. Available soon both in stainless steel and rose gold, the new Carl F. Bucherer Manero ChronoPerpetual automatic chronograph will be offered in two limited lots of 150 and 100 (ref. 00.10906.03.33.01 in 18-karat rose gold, pictured below) numbered pieces respectively. It will be pricey, too, but that’s to be expected from a watch of such unique pedigree.
Searching for a moderately sized “aviator” with a nice old-fashioned feel and a military-style 24-hour time display? Well, then you should perhaps have a look at the Glycine Airman 1953 Vintage Limited Edition (ref. 3904.14.TB9). The Swiss-based niche brand offers the device in a nice, vintage-styled body, which is equipped with a rotating bezel that can serve as a secondary time-zone indicator, too. Although the self-winding movement that powers it doesn’t look as sexy as those NOS Unitas calibers that you can find in some other recently introduced timekeepers (like, for example, this elegant Archimede Deck Watch R (UA7952)), it still offers you a combination of quality and reliability that you can expect from a watch, which is sold at more than €2000.
The Swiss watchmaker has just released a new limited edition version of its elegant BC3 “pilot.” The new Oris BC3 Air Racing Silver Lake (Ref. 01 735 7641 4184-Set) sports the same general styling as the other members of the family, but has a nice twist about its high-contrast, matte-black dial.
First unveiled back in 2009, the gorgeous “digital” Zeitwerk has already survived a number of limited editions. Now, the German brand reintroduces the timekeeper as A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst (Ref. 140.048) adding to the mix a new dial that successfully combines rhodium-plated white gold and their signature “German silver” alloy: the centuries-old mixture of copper, nickel and zinc that allows you to make a greyish-white metal that is easy to work with and, when finished properly, looks great, too.
With its new Breitling for Bentley Barnato 42 Midnight Carbon, the Swiss manufacturer keeps gradually putting on a pretty strict diet its best-selling models that were designed in partnership with Bentley. Packing them in smaller bodies, but still offering a nice combination of superb build quality and mass-produced movements that are finely tuned to the highest standards of accuracy, the company introduces a new generation of accessories that could be worn not only by basketballs stars, but also by an ordinary CEO obsessed with British motorsport legacy, but still sane enough not to wear a humburger-sized monstrosity with a formal suit.