The last year’s Perrelet Big Central Moonphase is now reintroduced in titanium as (ref. A5000/2) model. Resurrected only six years ago, when the brand was sold to Miguel Rodriguez of the Festina Group, Perrelet is doing its best to reestablish itself as a haute horlogerie brand.
Although Girard-Perregaux’s iconic World Wide Time Control collection was first unveiled about ten years ago, the new ww.tc World Wide Time Control Chronograph (ref. 49805-11-650-BA6A) doesn’t look much different from the model that started it all. Coming in basically the same oversized stainless steel case and offering the same dial layout, it differs from its numerous predecessors only with its color scheme (and even that one is just a carefully facelifted job that doesn’t offer anything particularly new in the styling department.) Frankly, I must admit that I actually like this approach: like the iconic Speedmaster or the Navitimer with their easily recognizable styling, some watches just have to evolve as slowly as possible in order not to disappoint the loyal followers of the brand.
This Autumn, Victorinox Swiss Army will start selling its new Maverick GS Dual Time collection featuring a second time-zone indicator sometimes referred to as “GMT.”
Under its stainless steel and ceramic skin, the Bvlgari Octo Bi-Retro (ref. OBR.Y.1C) is essentially the same gorgeous Gerald Genta Octo Bi-Retro with its exterior slightly tweaked to be more in line with the Italian fashion brand’s current design language.
For the year 2010, Montblanc has updated one of my favorites in their product range, the Timewalker series. Presented during the SIHH 2010 trade show in Geneva, Switzerland, this particular Timewalker Dual Carbon (Ref. 105805) chronograph features a stainless-steel case hardened with a special edition of the DLC-treatment process.
This limited-edition JeanRichard 2TimeZones Zirconium (ref. 68130-33-11C-AA6D) is one of the coolest-looking cushion-shaped GMT watches on the market. Successfully combining its massive body and crowns with generously proportioned elements of the dial, the timepiece is not only elegant enough for you to wear it with a formal dress but is also easy to read thanks to its wide hands and a finely executed second time-zone aperture with jumping hours.