From limited editions to one-of-a-kind designs, Navigator brings you news on the latest movements in the world of hoRology.
Parmigiani Fleurier’s Kalparisma Snow features 1,379 diamonds, totaling almost 6 carats. Set in a 30 x 36mm white gold case, with a power reserve of 55 hours, this extraordinary timepiece encompasses the height of both jewelry and mechanical watchmaking. Its open back enables you to view the Côtes de Genève finishing. (main image)
The Legacy Machine 101 Palladium is now offered in palladium and is accompanied by a sunray dial plate in varied shades of sea green, perfect for those who love the ocean. Limited to just 18 pieces, it features a diameter of 40mm and represents a collaboration with the legendary watchmaker Kari Voutilainen, who is responsible for the 18th and 19th-century style aesthetics and finish specifications.
With the RM 033-02 Richard Mille offers its reinterpretation of the RM 033 that launched in 2011. The RRM 033-02 marks the maker’s first automatic round watch in Carbon TPT and is limited to 140 timepieces. Powered by the skeletonized RMXP1 caliber in grade-5 titanium, it is wound by an off-center platinum micro-rotor that reduces the movement’s total thickness to 2.6mm.
The UR-100 GunMetal provides a unique take on time and distance. When the minute hand has completed its 60-minute journey, it reappears on a 20-minute scale of 555 kilometers. This is the distance you travel in 20 minutes if you are standing on the equator of our rotating planet. The opposite scale tracks our journey through space around the sun, traveling 35,740 km every 20 minutes. Under the dome, the watchmaker’s caliber 12.01 movement drives the carousel carrying the hours on three satellites that travel in succession along a 60-minute scale.
The PanoMatic Luna is 39.4mm
and features Glashütte’s Calibre 90-12 automatic movement with off-center hours, minutes, small seconds, date, moon phase display, and second stop with a 42-hour power reserve. It is housed in a polished stainless steel case with front and back glass in sapphire crystal set with 64 brilliant-cut diamonds.
From the Vanguard Collection, reference V 35 CH brings Franck Muller’s famous Crazy Hours, where the main hand jumps to the correct time. In a hand-polished 18k rose gold Vanguard case, it is water-resistant to 30 meters and its dial features a guilloche with sun pattern, finished with 20 layers of translucent lacquer. The self-winding movement includes a power reserve of 40 hours.
Also from the Vanguard Collection, reference V 45 DT Racing will feel just right with its 44mm width countered by a 53.7mm length in an 18k rose case with blue accents that included stitching on the hand-sewn alligator strap.
Just for a laugh, RJ Watches joins forces with Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment for its villain The Joker. It follows the Skylab Batman and is limited to 100 pieces. The self-winding chronograph comes with interchangeable alligator straps in bright green and purple with contrast stitching matching the Joker’s hair.
Featured on a black or blue alligator leather strap, Armin Strom’s 41mm Gravity Equal Force adds to the house’s stop-works mechanism with a declutch system that operates inside the mainspring barrel to limit the torque delivered to the balance, providing smooth power delivery. This represents the first time a stop-works declutch mechanism has been added to an automatic winding movement
Ulysse Nardin supports veterans’ organization One More Wave with this eponymous timepiece featuring a noticeable yellow and black design, with a black DLC titanium case and 1,000m water resistance. One More Wave provides wounded and disabled veterans with customized surfing equipment and community support. In doing so, they enable veterans to achieve surf therapy all over the world. The case-back is engraved with the One More Wave logo to signify the partnership and is limited to just 100 pieces.
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