8 Popular Watches That Are Back In Hong Kong Stores This Week
Classique 5177 by Breguet
Breguet is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Heritage flagship boutique on Canton Road in TST and, in doing so, has reopened the luxurious space with a brand-new look.
To coincide with this historic event, the brand has brought its all-new 2019 Classique collection to the newly redesigned Hong Kong-based store, including its Classique 5177 wristwatch in white gold with a Grand Feu blue enamel dial.
Luminor Marina PAM01058 by Panerai
A personal favourite, Panerai's Luminor Marina with a sun-brushed blue face complete with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers is a showstopper.
What makes this new model so special, apart from its eye-catching dial, is the metal bracelet, which is extremely flexible, allowing for a comfortable fit on the wrist.
The small seconds display is discreetly positioned at 9 o'clock, while the automatic movement is an in-house calibre that boasts 72 hours of power reserve.
De Ville Trésor 125th Anniversary Edition by Omega
Unmistakeably Trésor, this yellow gold, 40mm anniversary timepiece boasts iconic, domed indexes and elongated hands.
Its elegant red enamel dial was specifically chosen to pay tribute to Omega's brand colour, and it matches the burgundy leather strap with its tone-on-tone stitching.
Flip the case around, and the back features a medallion filled with red enamel, which is surrounded by a decorative engraving known as damaskeening.
Grand Bal Plume with Tiger Eye Stone by Dior
With their sumptuous dials, Dior’s Grand Plume watches show once again that in the right creative hands a single idea can be an endless source of inspiration.
Since Dior introduced its Calibre Inversé in 2011, it has been constantly reinterpreted, and for this year’s collection Dior revealed a limited edition model of 88 pieces with tiger eye stone, which is contrasted against a black strap and feathers.
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Vanguard Lady Moonphase by Franck Muller
A breath of fresh air, this Vanguard Lady Moonphase in rose gold set with dazzling diamonds features a sun-stamped dial that's dressed with a moon phase at 6 o'clock–and it's now in Hong Kong boutiques.
A tribute to women who appreciate watchmaking at its most complex, the model's emblematic numerals are especially oversized and delicate, adding to the watch's ultra-feminine aesthetic.
Révélation d'une Panthère by Cartier
When Cartier's Révélation d'une Panthère arrived in Hong Kong earlier this year, it almost immediately sold out. Thankfully, it's back in stores despite being a limited edition of 40 numbered pieces.
Its 37mm case–in pink gold set with brilliant-cut diamonds–houses an exceptionally-crafted mechanical movement.
Between the dial and crystal, a patented liquid filled with yellow gold beads moves as the watch is tilted to check the time, during which they move through a few invisible channels forming the face of a panther before it disappears again.
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Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller
Rolex's latest edition of the brand's iconic Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller gets a surprising two-tone touch, with handsome yellow gold accents.
Originally engineered for deep sea exploration, the Sea-Dweller has since become a mainstay among Hong Kong watch collectors, and while most of the watch specs remain the same, this year's two-toned case and metal bracelet makes for an instant crowd-pleaser.
Admiral AC-One 45 Chronograph
First unveiled in 1960, the Admiral is one of Corum's most iconic models. It embodies the Swiss watchmaker's maritime history and it's never been afraid to push boundaries in its quest for innovation.
This year, the Admiral AC-One 45 Chronograph replaces its '60' hour marker at 12 o'clock with the Corum key and brand logo, which reduces the overall clutter on the dial. It also features a more angular bezel compared to its predecessors, which boast rounder corners.
A modern watch, for a modern gentleman.
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