Originally introduced to the Professional line back in 2006, Breitling’s hi-tech Airwolf electronic chronograph with a digital-analog display is now available as the Airwolf Raven special-edition model.
Jaquet Droz has revealed the laconic L’Origine Email collection during the Baselworld 2009 show. It is yet another (and by far the most interesting) member of the Hommage Londres 1774 Collection. Offered in two colors of their enameled dials, these restrained, but also refined timepieces give you a nice combination of classic design with a modern movement.
To mark its 10th anniversary, UTS Watches has created a special-edition version of its Bauhaus-styled (or, at least, deliberately minimalistic in the layout of its dial) 1000M Diver. Still offered in a slightly oversized 43-mm stainless steel case and powered by the same time-proven ETA 2824-2 automatic movement, the 10th Anniversary edition offers a rugged, simple design of its exterior that, together with its impressive water resistance rating and quality movement, makes this new device an almost perfect “tool” (of course, only if you are ready to pay for this “tool” a price of a slightly used Omega Seamaster.)
During the Baselworld 2009 show, TAG Heuer has presented its new offering for those seeking a sporty, waterproof timekeeper. The Aquaracer 500M Calibre 5 is offered in a mid-sized 43 mm case and allows for impressive water-resistance of 500 meters (1640 ft.) Combine these features with the elegant exterior styling and you get yourself a solid choice not only for recreational diving but also for more formal events.
The 2009 TAG Heuer Grand Carrera Calibre 36 RS2 Caliper Chronograph Ti2 is based on their 2008 concept (and also accompanied by a less expensive version in brushed stainless steel (ref. CAV5115.BA0902, pictured in the collage above.) It is probably the best wristwatch that you can get if you are on the market for a sporty chronograph with a nice high-tech twist to it.
Last March, Ulysse Nardin has introduced its then-new Executive Dual Time GMT collection that featured an uncommon second time-zone display. While most currently available timekeepers with a GMT functionality usually employ a secondary hour-hand pointer that circles around a 24-hour scale (with an optional city disk on the bezel), this one uses an indicator, which is not easier to grasp at a single glance but also takes a lot less space on the dial to ensure cleaner, more aesthetic look.