The best and latest from the world of watchmaking for the man of today.
Chopard Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition
Chopard has created a special limited, numbered and COSC-certi ed Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition. A 44 mm timepiece forged from a blend of passion, style and precision is taking to the road this year. Be ready at the starting line however, as only 1,000 of them will emerge from the Chopard watchmaking workshops in steel, and just 100 in a version combining 18-carat rose gold and steel. This 44 mm diameter chronograph enables the driver to keep track of time with one eye on the peripheral tachymeter scale, while the other looks out for any pitfalls the road may bring. This paragon of ergonomics highlights the three dashboard-inspired counters and their graduations displaying seconds, minutes and hours. More than just an instrument, the Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition is an integral part of the controls for gentlemen drivers.
TAG Heuer Aston Martin Special Edition chronographs
The Of cial Partner, Of cial Watch Partner and Of cial Connected Watch Partner of Aston Martin and Aston Martin Racing, TAG Heuer launched two special editions honouring the British luxury brand. The rst model is the prestigious TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 01 chronograph. The famous manufacture movement is visible through the dial, which is skeletonised in a hexagonal pattern that recalls the details on the new Vantage, for an exclusive Aston Martin dial. Meanwhile, the sturdy 45 mm solid steel case also presents a design that was speci cally developed for this edition, which features lines on the side to evoke speed, the race track and piston. The second model is a TAG Heuer Formula 1 chronograph inspired by Aston Martin Racing. Entirely in steel and measuring 43 mm in diameter, this quartz chronograph features a notched steel bezel and an aluminium ring with a tachymeter scale. The indexes, seconds hand and Aston Martin’s famous winged logo all don Aston Martin Racing’s speci c shade of lime essence and stand out against the watch’s black dial to beautiful effect.
Richard Mille RM 67-02
Thin, lightweight, coloured, elegant, and athletic, the RM 67-02 is the watch for any situation. Breaking with precedent, Richard Mille designed this model so that it can be adapted to various sporting disciplines. All models preserve the mechanical beauty of the CRMA7 calibre, combining the grade 5 titanium of the baseplate and bridges with the white gold and Carbon TPT® of the variable-geometry rotor, as well as the exceptional nishes. Beyond the comfort of the strap and the resistance of the case milled from TPT® composites, these watches boast aesthetically polished renditions of each sports gure’s ag, easily visible across the hand-painted grade 5 titanium dial. For superlative wearing enjoyment of the RM 67-02, Richard Mille has equipped these timepieces with their new ‘comfort’ strap. Entirely seamless, the strap is highly elastic, allowing it to perfectly t the contours of each wrist, adapting to individual morphology.
A.Lange & Söhne SAxonA AnnuAL CALEndAR
In addition to the time, SAXONIA ANNUAL CALENDAR indicates the date, the month, the day of the week, and the moon phase. The legendary self-winding SAX-0-MAT caliber features Lange’s patented ZERO-RESET function: when the crown is pulled, the movement stops and the seconds hand jumps to the zero position, which makes it easy to accurately set the time. Ample power is delivered by the bi-directionally winding rotor in 21-carat gold. Its centrifugal mass, made of platinum, adds extra inertia. In this limited edition, the rotor parts around the embossed A. Lange & Söhne logo are black rhodium plated. To bring back the golden appearance, a circular graining is added on top – this has not been done to any Lange rotor before. The classic screw balance oscillates beneath the hand-engraved balance cock, which makes each watch a unique piece of art.
Audemars Piguet 1533 Chronograph
1533 stands out from 1532 by the addition of a counter at 12 o’clock, a visible change in the calibre reference which changes from 13VZA (or 13CCV) to 13VZAH (13CCVH), H stands for Hours. So-called “goutte” (drop-shaped) attachments highlight the case’s harmonious curved shape. Like the vast majority of Audemars Piguet’s chronograph pieces from the time, the two pushpieces are almond- shaped. It features a highly stylized champagne- coloured dial. The 12 and the hour markers are made from black enamel. The hour, minutes and small second hands are gold, while the chronograph hands are made from blued steel.
ulysse nardin Freak Vision Coral Bay
Named after the famous snorkeling reef of Coral Bay in Western Australia, the two Freak Vi-sion Coral Bay timepieces showcase an exciting new decorative bonding technique and the meticulous micropainting for which Ulysse Nardin has long been Haute Horlogerie’s acknowledged master. the Freak Vision contains a host of horological game- changers: a super-light silicium balance wheel with nickel mass elements and stabilizing micro-blades and a super-thin new case design made even thinner by a box-domed crystal. The Freak Vision Coral Bay stands out for its use of bonding, which is an electronics technique that uses thousands of 24 carat gold threads to create painstakingly delicate patterns, and for its miniature painting technique, using red and white acrylic painting on the spring barrel bridge on a CVD blue surface treatment.
Breitling navitimer 8
The 8 in its name is a nod to the Huit Aviation Department, which was set up in 1938 to produce cockpit instruments as well as classic pilot’s watches for civilian and military use. At the time, Willy Breitling chose the name “Huit,” the French word for “eight,” as a reference to the eight-day power reserve offered by its storied cockpit instruments. The Navitimer 8 family introduces ve distinct models that are worthy heirs to watchmaking’s richest aviation tradition: The B01 Chronograph 43, the B35 Automatic Unitime 43, the Chronograph 43, the Automatic Day & Date 41, and the Automatic 41. All models drawi heavily on Breitling’s design DNA and the technical features of the rst board clocks and pilot’s wristwatches, as well as on the Huit Aviation Department’s commitment to quality