It came to our attention that the Swiss watchmakers will soon start selling a new version of their BR03 model. Presented in the same stainless steel body, the upcoming Bell & Ross BR03-90 Grande Date & Reserve de Marche automatic watch will be equipped with the well-known Soprod 9090 chronometer movement that we have seen in numerous timekeepers including, for example, the elegant and sporty Edox Sea Dubai Super Limited Edition wristwatch.
The Swiss-based International Watch Co. has just presented its new IWC Pilot’s Worldtimer (Ref. IW326201) that makes life significantly easier both for pilots and their passengers.
The brand has fairly recently updated its Linea line with the beautiful Linea Collection (refs. 10070 & 10090) that featured a nicely finished stainless steel case and a mother-of-pearl dial. Yet, the guys at B&M apparently decided that the watches were too popular among the target audience not to introduce yet another iteration that would be able to grab the attention of those looking for something even more upscale. Now presented in another, even more expensive combination of materials, the updated Baume & Mercier Two-Tone Linea Automatic (Ref. 10073) combines solid 18-karat rose gold and high-grade stainless steel.
The new Breitling for Bentley Supersports ISR Limited Edition Chronograph is offered in a titanium case that, while unmistakably huge, is as lightweight as a swan’s feather. Well, almost as lightweight.
If you for some reason loved the WRC X-Treme Pilot III Limited Edition chronograph that was presented early this year, but hated it for its cheap quartz movement, then the new Edox X-treme Pilot II Limited Edition (ref. 30001 TIN NIN) may be the answer to your woes.
With its gorgeous Tudor Heritage Chronograph (Ref. 70330n), the Swiss-based watchmaking brand pays homage to the legendary Tudor Oysterdate Chronograph that was manufactured in the early 1970s.
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It takes just a single glance at the fixed bezel to see that the updated Baume & Mercier Linea Automatic (ref. MOA10035 aka 10074) preserves the collection’s signature elements of design that is heavily influenced by Bvlgari’s unmistakable style. It is not for me to say whether it’s a good thing or bad: after all, we all make our choices and pass our judgment depending on our past experience. For me, it’s a nice take on a good idea. For you? Well, who knows.
Probably inspired by a similarly named family of antimagnetic timekeepers from *ahem* another Swiss-based watchmaker, the new Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQuest (Ref. DM3000A-SCJ-BK) still has a selling point of its own. Even two of them if you count in the “wow” factor. The first selling point is its impressive water resistance rating of whole three thousand meters (almost ten thousand feet,) which makes it an impressive homage to a true old-school professional diving instrument.
The brand, which is known for its mid-priced tool watches, has recently presented the new Bell & Ross Vintage WW1-92 Heritage “aviator” that mimics the design of legendary WWII timepieces worn by German pilots. As one can always expect from a vintage-styled pilot’s watch when it comes to legibility in any lighting conditions, the design is almost flawless: crisp and sharp, it lets you read the watch in no time.
The brand, which is mostly known to general public for its flashy Turbine Collection with the Double Rotor design, has recently introduced whole three special edition versions: a blingy “007,” the patriotic “America,” and the playful (in all meanings of the word) Perrelet Turbine Poker (ref. A4018/1) reviewed here.