April 2020: What's New In Watches
1/11 Glashütte Original
Diamond-set rod indexes and lilac Arabic numerals make Glashütte Original’s new PanoMatic Luna ultra-feminine. Limited to 25 pieces, the watch features a dial fashioned from the inner layers of sea shells, which are mounted on silver.
2/11 Baume & Mercier
A gentleman’s wristwatch, the Clifton Baumatic by Baume & Mercier now comes with enhanced precision. Watches that meet the strict requirements for COSC certification, which guarantees chronometric accuracy, have been newly added to the line.
3/11 A Lange & Söhne
At this year’s Golden Balance competition, one of the oldest public awards in watchmaking, A Lange & Söhne’s Zeitwerk Date took first prize in the category of “watches priced over 25,000 euros”. Bravo!
When the LM FlyingT made its debut last year as MB&F’s first women’s watch, the brand’s male clients were green with envy. This technical tour-de-force has subsequently been revamped in red gold and platinum without diamonds. Limited to 18 pieces, these editions are suited to all wrists and feature the model’s distinctive white lacquer dial that’s positioned at 7 o’clock.
The new Nantucket Jeté de Chaîne d’Ancre watch plays with the iconic Anchor Chain motif imagined by Robert Dumas, a member of Hermès’ founding family, during a trip to Normandy back in 1938. A smattering of diamonds adorns this flirtatious timepiece, which is powered by a Swiss-made quartz movement. Dumas’ original sketch, which was inspired by the chains linking Normandy’s boats to their anchors, was first depicted as a bracelet. The miniature watch comes with a playful choice of colourful straps.
One of Omega’s oldest lines, Constellation was first launched in 1952. Following a 2018 refresh of its women’s line-up, the collection has welcomed 26 men’s models equipped with in-house automatic movements.
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Swiss watchmaker HYT has launched a timepiece in collaboration with Mr Porter. Limited to just five pieces, the innovative wristwatch is designed using HYT’s signature fluid hour indicator, which pops against a black satin dial and SuperLumiNova markers.
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8/11 Tag Heuer
Designed with golfers in mind, the Connected Modular 45 “Golf Edition” by Tag Heuer is linked to the brand’s Golf app, which has three-dimensional renderings of more than 39,000 courses, allowing for thorough performance analysis.
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and 25 hours of battery life ensure this timepiece is as practical as it is stylish—you can send messages, receive notifications and play music all from the comfort of the green. A black ceramic bezel ring is filled with white lacquer for added modernity while olive accents lend a sporty feel.
9/11 Vacheron Constantin
Vacheron Constantin has unveiled Égérie, its first new women’s collection in decades. Taking inspiration from the beauty of haute couture, master craftsmen used the dial to depict the pleats of a woman’s gown by designing a sunburst centre dial and outer chapter ring.
Tudor is celebrating 50 years of its famous snowflake hand design, which has become a signature of the brand’s numerous sports watches. Initially made as a functional improvement for naval divers, these hand and hour markers continue to define the brand’s distinctive dials.
One of Hollywood’s most captivating leading actresses, Amanda Seyfried has revealed she’s had her Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Medium Thin engraved with a photograph of her Australian Shepherd, Finn, which she rescued from an animal shelter almost a decade ago. “He’s been my constant companion, unconditional support and the guiding light in my life,” she says. “He’s my forever lucky charm and having his little face against my skin every day will be the perfect reminder of how special our bond is.”
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