The Swiss brand has just disseminated an official press release regarding its upcoming Hublot Classic Fusion Extra-Thin Skeleton (refs. 515.OX.0180.LR and 515.NX.0170.LR) collection. Soon to be available both in their proprietary King Gold alloy, as well as in more understated titanium, the series combines an ultra-thin manufacture-made hand-wound movement with a nicely skeletonized dial. It could have been slightly smaller though.
With a substantial, even intimidating, stainless steel body that measures more than 46 millimeters in diameter, the new hand-wound Hamilton Khaki Navy Pioneer (ref. H78190) deck watch can easily serve both as a big wrist watch and as a small desk clock.
The British watchmakers Arnold & Son have just released a new, interesting timepiece that sports a complication you will rarely see in timekeepers from major watch manufacturers. As one can gather from its name, the sporty hand-wound Arnold & Son True Beat 88 (Ref. 1TBAP.B01A.C113A) features a “dead beat” small seconds hand that makes precisely 60 jumps per minute.
Presented during the Baselworld 2012 event, the limited edition Alpina Heritage Pilot (Ref. AL-435B4SH6) features the same easily recognizable styling of their “aviators,” but is now equipped with a nicely decorated hand-wound movement, which is protected from accidents with a solid “hunter” caseback cover.
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.
Besides the gorgeous (and unique, too) Piaget Polo Tourbillon Relatif Dragon (Ref. G0A36545,) the Swiss watchmaking House has also presented another dragon-themed product. Presented in a shape of a so-called “fob watch” (or, more plainly, a “pocket watch” although I highly doubt that the piece is supposed to travel it in your pockets,) the hand-wound Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon Dragon (Ref. G0A36563) is equipped with what is claimed to be the world’s slimmest tourbillon movement.
With the hand-wound A. Lange & Sohne Datograph AUF/AB (ref. 405.035), the fabulous Datograph family can finally offer you a model that, besides a flyback chronograph and a beautifully executed Big Date window, has a handy power reserve indicator: an amenity that may become convenient for an owner of a watch with a guaranteed power reserve of almost three days.
For the year 2012, the Swiss watchmaking giant that became a legend after the introduction of its pre-war Reverso model, has prepared a defiantly post-modern Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso 1931 Rouge (ref. Q278856J): a new version of its limited edition Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931 timepiece (refs. Q2788570 & Q2782521) that was presented exactly a year ago on December 2010.
The American fashion brand that was established by an immigrant of Belarusian origin has just presented their new hand-wound Ralph Lauren Slim Classique Square designed for ladies. Offered in an ultra-thin case that is currently available not only in flashy 18-karat rose gold, but also in a lot more inconspicuous white gold alloy, the new timekeeper is deceptively simple and absolutely fabulous.
This year JLC has updated its Perpetual Calendar collection with the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Eight Days Perpetual 40 (ref. Q1612520). Now available in an 18-karat rose gold case and still featuring the same sophisticated, slightly off-white dial with lots of sub-dials and other indicators, the timekeeper still makes a strong impression and maybe an interesting choice for a person looking for a dressy “complication” watch.