The new Jaquet Droz The Eclipse Onyx has not one, but whole two aces in its sleeve. For starters, it has its face crafted from black onyx: a mineral, which is widely used in jewelry for making cabochons and beads, but rarely employed when it comes to crafting dials (well, Jaquet Droz knows a thing or two about jewelry, so they use the mineral pretty often.) The second is its unusual moon-phase indicator that may be of some interest to those already tired of the customary displays.
Continuing to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the brand, the now Swiss-based brand of Cuban origin keeps introducing the most elegant timekeepers in its history. Their new Cuervo y Sobrinos Prominente 130° Aniversario (ref. 1015.1CLE), for example, comes packed in an elegant rectangular case with ergonomically shaped integrated lugs and features a refined, highly-legible dial.
Unveiled during the Baselworld 2012 show, Eberhard & Co Champion V Grande Date (ref. 31063) automatic chronograph sports a clean, easy-on-the-eyes design, comes in a flawlessly proportioned case almost 43 mm in diameter and is equipped with a self-winding movement developed and assembled by La Joux-Perret, a Swiss-based maker of blank calibers that was recently bought by the Japanese brand Citizen.
The Swiss watchmaker Concord, which is known for its uncompromising, even hard-core approach to industrial design, has recently presented its new Concord C2 Chronograph Black & White (ref. 0320186) family. Featuring a lot more subdued design (in this respect, the new line reminds me of their C2 Chronograph Matte-Black model (Refs. SKU 0320141 / 0320138) that was revealed earlier this year) and offered in two variations, the watches are supposed to be bought in pairs: for you and your Mr. Hyde.
Around a year ago, on an order from U.S. military, the young British watchmaking brand has issued a special edition Bremont C-17 Globemaster watch with UTC and chronograph functionality. Supplied exclusively to Boeing C-17 Globemaster III crews stationed on American bases around the world, the watch immediately attracted the attention of numerous enthusiasts. Yielding to numerous requests from the community, the British company finally decided to introduce a civilian version. Prepare to love the new Bremont World Timer ALT1!
During the Baselworld 2012 international trade fair that took place in March, right, 2012, the Swiss brand has present its limited edition Frederique Constant Carrera Panamericana (refs. FC-435S6B6 & FC-435V6B6) collection. Presented in two versions (each limited to 1888 numbered pieces,) it was powered by a hand-wound movement based on a “vintage” pocket-watch caliber.
As the -enormous length of the- name of the new model explicitly states, the new limited edition Fortis F-43 Flieger Chronograph Alarm GMT (Ref. 703.20.92 LC05) is literally overstuffed with features, those including not only the usual chronograph and second time zone, but also a nice mechanical alarm module!
Dievas, the German watchmaker with a Lithuanian name (in Baltic mythology Dievas is the supreme god) has recently uploaded a number of photos regarding its upcoming diver: the new Dievas Timeattack Automatic Chronograph.
The somewhat out-of-the-way British watchmaking brand has recently revealed its automatic Christopher Ward C9 Harrison Jumping Hour. Featuring a unique (well, maybe not that unique, but at least original and made exclusive for them) jumping hour complication module, it is going to be the most expensive model in their whole range.
At the upcoming Cabinet de Curiosites annual luxury event in London, the Swiss manufacturer will introduce the new version of its World Wide Time Control (ww.tc). The Girard-Perregaux ww.tc Cabinet de Curiosites Thomas Erber (Ref. 49820-32-788SFK6A) will stun you with a new color scheme that looks like it was inspired by the 2007 Portal video game. Although events of this kind are often dominated by one-offs, the redesigned watch will be limited to the whole five individually numbered pieces.