The 2009 Hublot Aero Bang Drive ACF (ref. CI.1170.GR.ACF09) was created in partnership with the well-known l’Automobile Club de France, which is claimed to be the oldest automobile club in the whole world. While not offering anything new in terms of design, the Drive ACF is nicely balanced when it comes to colors and textures. Also, for a skeletonized timepiece that it is, the gadget is also quite readable if you don’t take into account the dark blue “A” letter that was printed on the front sapphire crystal right above the small seconds sub-dial.
The 2009 Oris ProDiver Chronograph (ref. 01 674 7630 7154-Set) is one of those intimidatingly large beasts that are supposed to be more than a luxury accessory for a successful person.
The limited-edition Hublot Big Bang King All Black Blue (ref. 322.CI.1190.GR.ABB09) finally arrives in a larger-than-life 48 mm black ceramic body. The new member of the family has partially overcome the All Black series’ main problem: total lack of legibility regardless of lighting conditions. Even if the new “blue on black” color scheme doesn’t add much to the legibility in normal light, the All Black Blue will be a lot more readable in the dark or even underwater. Although I am seriously frightened that somewhere out there roams a maniac who is ready to take this expensive dark beauty for a swim in salty, aggressive water.
Just like Aston Martin does it with their luxury grand tourers, Jaeger-LeCoultre offers you a breathtaking combination of ingenious engineering and beautiful exterior with their latest AMVOX 3 Tourbillon GMT Aston Martin (Ref. 193 C4 50). The outstanding Calibre 988c is full of technological innovations and is as complex as a modern mechanical movement can be. The body is meticulously crafted and the open-working dial somehow manages to be extremely legible while putting on display the timekeeper’s inner workings. Although the Ref. 193 C4 50 lacks the usual transponder chip that would allow you to open and start the sports car, it is still worth every single penny that Jaeger-LeCoultre plans to charge for it.
Ever wanted to join the US Navy? IWC Schaffhausen now lets you fulfill at least a part of your dream. With its IWC Pilot Double Chronograph Edition TOP GUN (Ref. IW379901) just about anyone (with a wallet heavy enough to afford to buy this kind of watch) can come closer to the exciting world of air to air dogfight missions.