Hublot has already established itself as an authority when it comes to bold-looking, salivation-inspiring high-tech ultra-luxury timepieces. Recently, the brand has teamed up with the famous Greengo nightclub (located in Gstaad, Switzerland, the iconic establishment that has just celebrated its four decades in business is a part of the Gstaad Palace Hotel that is known among particularly wealthy fans of the local ski resort for its plush apartments and especially friendly hosts) to offer this limited-edition Big Bang 44mm Greengo Bang (Ref. 301.CI.1170.GR.GGG10) chronograph. While offering nothing particularly new in terms of design, the sporty timepiece still looks impressive with its green-and-black (or vice versa) color scheme.
Ahead of the SIHH 2011 industry event, Panerai has announced its Luminor Composite PAM 386 model in a scratch-resistant ceramic case. Measuring just 44 millimeters in width, the new member of the Luminor family is more, um, wearable than the last year’s ceramic piece, while still retaining its heavy masculine presence and offering clean, easily recognizable design of its dial.
The 2010 Rado Ceramica DiaStar Digital Automatic employs a movement that was designed by ETA as an answer for the hybrid-powered Japanese quartz calibers. Equipped with a real winding rotor with a personalized black PVD-coated oscillating weight, the mechanism gets its battery constantly recharged by converting the energy of your movements into electricity
With the 2010 AMVOX5 World Chronograph (ref. 193L471), Jaeger-LeCoultre expands its collection of luxury timekeepers featuring a “world clock” functionality that’s all the rage these days.
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.
The hand-wound Radiomir Tourbillon GMT Ceramica Lo Scienziato (PAM 348) is so far one of the most surprising introductions at this year’s SIHH 2010 event. You see, Panerai has never produced a watch with a skeletonized dial and an open-worked movement. Some people may even argue that they shouldn’t have even started.
During the SIHH 2010 trade show, Panerai has presented several models with their mechanisms packed inside ceramic cases of different colors and compositions. For their Radiomir Composite Marina Militare 8 Giorni PAM 339 three-hander, the Florence-based giant decided to use a case made of aluminum-based ceramic.
Like the recently introduced IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Ceramic IW3766 that, too, was presented at the SIHH 2010, the new Panerai Luminor 1950 10 Days GMT Ceramica (PAM 335) has its 44 mm case made of zirconium oxide.
I can hardly believe my eyes. At this year’s SIHH 2010 show, IWC has finally expanded the Da Vinci collection with its first-ever ceramic (!) model. Judging by the looks of it, the 2010 Da Vinci Chronograph Ceramic (Ref. IW3766) is going to be even more successful than the rose gold members of the Da Vinci family.
Hublot and a four-time world champion alpine ski racer Bode Miller have unveiled a new limited-edition Bode Bang (Ref. 301.CI.2010.RX.BDM09) Chronograph. While not terribly original and looking like just any other model in the series, just with a new color scheme, the timekeeper may still be worth your attention thanks to its winning combination of an extremely high-contrast dial, elegant design, and an impressive level of ergonomics.