ANNUAL CALENDAR TRAVEL TIME
Patek Philippe has unveiled twelve new models, including the Travel Time annual calendar, a significant technological breakthrough. Patek Philippe brought the Travel Time display system back to the forefront in 2018, and this year they are combining this impressive complication with their patented annual calendar, which was first introduced in 1996. The combination of these two spectacular complications is a demonstration of mechanical mastery and allows the date display to continuously correspond to the wearer's current local time as the annual calendar is controlled by the travel time function. Complemented with a stunning moon phase, the anthracite-coloured dial with grainy texture evokes a vintage-inspired style. A truly sharp-looking pioneering watch from this world-renowned purveyor of the most luxurious timepieces.
Master Grand Tradition Calibre 948
Combining both extraordinary artistry and the highest precision of mechanical watchmaking, this newest creation fresh from Jaeger-LeCoultre's famous manufacture is a true marvel of watchmaking. Highly complex, this timepiece blends the Universal Tourbillon with a world-time complication that, in its sheer visual beauty, is one-of-a-kind. It takes the highly skilled and experienced artists in the manufacturer's ateliers more than seventy hours to create the intricate dial, created from white gold and employing Champlevé, an ancient enamelling technique. Seen from the North Pole, the continents of our planet rise up from the deep blue ocean, delicately symbolising the function of the world-time complication. It seems inevitable that travel enthusiasts and timepiece aficionados from all over the world will wish to see this rare piece of the watchmaker's art on their wrist in the near future.
Big Bang Integral Ceramic
Two exciting limited editions of their signature Big Bang watch is Hublot's exhilarating contribution to this year's watch novelties. Equipped with the impressive self-winding HUB1280 calibre, the iconic timepieces are as impressive within as they are stylish on the outside. The new Big Bang Integral comes in two variations, one in beige, and the other in green ceramic. Both editions are limited to only 250 pieces each. The matt beige or green skeleton dials, depending on the edition, allow for a first-hand view of some of the impressive mechanics that usually hide deep within these kinds of timepieces. With their power reserve of 72 hours and chronograph complication, these novel timepieces are sure to become treasured collectors watches in due time.
Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante
In the world of watchmaking, brands constantly strive to demonstrate their ability to balance aesthetics and technology. The intelligent design of Parmigiani Fleurier's Tonda PF collection, launched in September 2021, represents purist elegance. With the world premiere of the Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante, the world-renowned manufacture now ads even more subtle complexity. Due to the integration of a refined mechanism and an additional superimposed rhodium-plated hour hand in rose gold, an additional time zone can be read by pressing the push-button at the 8 o'clock position. The Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante is a watch that connects globetrotters with their loved ones back home with its uncompromising technical details. In addition, four other unique models have been added to the Tonda collection, which together represent the refinement and stylistic coherence of the collections and the brand of Parmigiani Fleurier.
TOP GUN Collection
This year, IWC Schaffhausen is kicking off with powerful extensions in the TOP GUN collection. The Chronograph 41 TOP GUN Ceratanium is the first 41-millimetre chronograph made entirely of the eye-catching black matt material ceratanium, which is as light and robust as titanium but as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic. With a darkened crystal set into the back, you get a glimpse of the manufacturer's own 69385 chronograph movement. Furthermore, IWC Schaffhausen introduces The Big Pilot's Watch 43 TOP GUN in black zirconium oxide ceramic, the first TOP GUN Big Pilot in a 43-millimetre case. This sturdy material protects the watch from scratches, and a soft-iron inner case protects the 82100 calibre movement from the effects of magnetic fields, while the front glass is secured to stay in place even if air pressure drops suddenly. A reintroduction of revolutionary materials and stunning addition to the TOP GUN collection.
5 Chanel Stories
For this year, the Chanel Studio of Watchmaking Creation is launching novelties in five themes: the Caliber 5, the Red, the Diamond, Mademoiselle J12 and Mademoiselle Privée. These fascinating and elegant timepieces feature impressive diamond settings, intricate detailing, and inspired designs that are true to Chanel's reputation for the highest excellence in style and function. Chanel's new collections pay homage to Gabrielle Chanel, her love of diamonds, as well as her flair for fashion and art being evident throughout the collection. The Mademoiselle Privée collection, in particular, marries Chanel's couture and Gabrielle Chanel's intimate universe with the world of magnificent timepieces.