The black dial with rubber treatment set in an 18-karat red gold, 45-millimeter case shows a sporty interpretation of this Jaquet Droz iconic timepiece. With a seven-day power reserve, it explores new frontiers by playing with subtle associations of materials, textures and volumes and combining strength and modernity. Sporty and impulsive, yet classically distinguished, the SW personifies the very avant-garde values of the always-moving Pierre Jaquet-Droz.
Richard Mille has created a cable-suspended movement requiring two separate baseplates. The peripheral baseplate is fixed to the case. The central baseplate is linked to the peripheral baseplate by cables and incorporates wheels with the caliber and the winding mechanism. The central baseplate rests on two braided steel cables just 0.27 millimeters in diameter. These cables are anchored by four tensioners. The watchmaker is responsible for tensioning the cables by rotating a spline screw located at the center of each tensioner. By ensuring even distribution of tension, this pulley system guarantees perfect balance of the whole mechanism.
Zenith’s Defy El Primero 21 is the master of extreme precision with its 100th of a second chronograph movement. It displays hundredths of a second by means of a central hand and beats at a frequency of 50 Hz, making it ten times faster and more accurate than its predecessor.
Limited to 25 pieces, the Senator Tourbillon – Edition Alfred Helwig pays tribute to the inventor of its signature movement. The watch appears to contradict the law of gravity in two ways at once: the untiring rotation of its flying tourbillon resists the pull of gravity, and the filigreed mounting reinforces the impression of pure weightlessness. With its new, light dial and individual numbering, German manufacture Glashutte shows off the national heritage in complicated timepieces.
To support the oceanic conservation work of The Manta Trust, Carl F. Bucherer has launched a limited-edition Patravi ScubaTec. Part of the sales proceeds of these 188 dive watches will help finance an entirely new kind of research expedition. Two manta rays are pictured on the ridged dial, appearing as though they are surfacing from beneath the ocean waves. The 44.6-millimeter case is stainless steel with ceramic bezel, automatic helium valve, screw-down crown, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. It is water-resistant to 500 meters.
Roman Gauthier is creating for women who love complicated watches. The automatic movement featuring a snow-set micro-rotor and its gently shimmering mother-of-pearl dial is part of the master’s first ladies watch, and it’s more than a pretty face. The in-house caliber boasts a bidirectional micro-rotor made from 22k gold. The front of this oscillating weight is decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds of varying sizes.
Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph
Inspired by the Constellation Egg of 1917, hours and minutes are read at the periphery of the watch dial while the chronograph function takes center stage for the Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph. This revolutionary movement imparts unprecedented clarity, precision and efficiency to the chronograph complication.
Despite 472 complications, the Edouard Bovet Tourbillon’s single barrel provides a ten-day power reserve using power in three different time zones. The local time zone occupies the center of the timepiece. A dome indicating the day-and-night cycle comes in addition to the hour and minute hands. This dome turns counterclockwise to represent reality as closely as possible. The sun thereby rises in the east and sets in the west. Each of the two additional times displayed correspond to any one of the earth’s 24 time zones.
Ulysse Nardin’s Flying Tourbillon features a power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock, self-winding movement, silicium technology in a 43-millimeter stainless steel case. It’s water-resistant to 100 meters with a screw-down security crown, Sapphire crystals, Grand Feu bleu enamel dial on a leather strap with folding buckle.
Longines has used its decades of experience with quartz in the Conquest V.H.P. steel 41-millimeter diameter watch, which displays hours, minutes and seconds on its silvered dial with steel bracelet and a folding safety clasp. The perpetual calendar movement by ETA is exclusive to Longines and is renowned for precision and the ability to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field by using a gear position detection system.