Last week, at the Salon International de Alta Relojeria (SIAR) exhibition in Mexico, JeanRichard has presented a pair of limited edition watches. Based on their current Terrascope line, the new Terrascope Jaguar and Golden Eagle have their stainless steel cushion-shaped cases treated with scratch-resistant DLC coating and also feature unusual guilloche decor on their dials.
The German brand Dievas, the one that uses its own cases with ETA movements ticking inside them, has refreshed its Dievas Vortex Professional 500M diver that was released two years ago with a new, even stealthier model. With all specs of the watch being virtually the same, the only thing that differs the new Dievas Vortex Tactical from the 2011 model is the new color of its dial and an even more scratch-resistant titanium body.
Okay, here we have yet another cool diver. The 2013 Oris Aquis Small Seconds DLC sports that masculine, easily recognizable design with the signature donut-shaped body, massive hour and minute hands, as well as the luminous hour markers that look kinda like flattened hollow point bullets.
After the last year’s Highlands CDC Carbon limited edition, the Swiss watchmaking house is making the final preparations to put on sale its new Aeroscope-based JeanRichard Neroscope automatic chronograph. As the name implies (and, um, explicitly at that,) the timekeeper comes in an all-black color scheme with only minor accents of dark gray and white on its brushed dial. While the Highlands was offered in a rugged steel body, this Neroscope All-Black comes in a lightweight, yet still, extremely scratch-resistant case crafted from DLC-coated titanium.
Mostly known for its prolific AquaScope family of cushion-shaped divers that offer a nice alternative to impressive, but heavily overpriced Panerai timekeepers, the Swiss-based manufacturer has recently added a nice “aviator” to its model range. Presented back in May during Baselworld 2013 show in titanium (ref. 60650-21G211-FK2A) and black DLC titanium (ref. 60650-21H612-21A), the JeanRichard AeroScope Automatic combines the same rugged, cushion-shaped body with a finely crafted dial of a tri-compax chronograph.
Eberhard & Co. has first presented this collection back in late 2011. Featuring a titanium case, the 2012 Chrono 4 Geant Edition Limitee Titane was almost as light as a feather, but I suspect that the choice of the metal was just not right for a huge sporty watch that looks like a tank or a star destroyer but is highly prone to dents and scratches. To correct their mistakes, the guys have created a limited edition Eberhard & Co. Chrono4 Geant Full Injection (Ref. 31062) that doesn’t just look tough. It is tough.
The recently unveiled Gronefeld One Hertz Techniek features Gronefeld’s signature Caliber G-02 hand-wound movement, which is known to connoisseurs not only for its nice finish, but also for its independent “dead seconds” complication that makes the off-centered seconds hand leap in one second intervals mocking those cheap quartz timekeepers. In two words, it rocks.
Presented in a white composite body, this new Girard-Perregaux WW.TC Chronograph White Ceramic (Ref. 49820-32-712-FK6A) is inspired by the gorgeous an ultra-limited (only five individually numbered pieces were ever made) edition Girard-Perregaux ww.tc Cabinet de Curiosites Thomas Erber (Ref. 49820-32-788SFK6A) that was created for the 2011 Cabinet de Curiosites event in London.
It has been 10 years already that the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service (DGzRS) service started using MG’s Rescue-Timer watch as its official timekeeper. Celebrating this milestone, the German watchmaker has prepared two limited edition versions of the device. Renamed as Mühle Glashütte S.A.R. Anniversary-Timer, the watch now comes with a bi-color ceramic bezel and even features an extremely scratch-resistant DLC coating on one of its two versions.
Here comes the big gun. Perrelet has offered its huge Turbine XL Ref. A3027/1 model more than two years ago and now the Swiss brand plans to reintroduce the watch using less expensive, albeit as flashy, materials. Still measuring outrageous 50 millimeters in diameter, the new Perrelet Special Edition XL Turbine Racing DLC (ref. A1051) now comes in a huge stainless steel case that sports an extremely scratch-resistant DLC (Diamond-like Carbon) coating that not only looks cool, but also keeps this expensive toy in mint, unworn-like condition. For YEARS.