Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon MB&F x H Moser; old version 101 MB&F x H Moser
Speaking of watches, August is an amazing limited edition timepiece. From Piaget’s elegant mother-of-pearl and diamond Possession watches, to Omega’s new ladylike designs, here we list the most famous new products.
In the words of Tony Montana, the character of Al Pacino, “Say hello to my little friend.” It’s just that Jacob & Co’s latest work is not actually my friend, because there are only 176 Opera Scarface watches in the world, which is beyond my budget. At Tatler Asia, we hope that the new gang-themed timepiece is worthy of praise. In an interview with the founder Jacob Jacobo last year, we asked him who he wanted to design watches for. “Al Pacino,” he answered without hesitation. “Now I’m considering, I will call him. I don’t know him personally, but I know someone.” You’re welcome, collectors everywhere. Now, where did we go…
MB&F and H Moser&Cie
MB&F and H Moser&Cie jointly launched a series of futuristic watches. The founders of the two companies respectively launched the first two timepieces, limited to 15 pieces. Endeavour’s cylindrical tourbillon MB&F x H Moser uses MB&F’s iconic tourbillon movement and inclined surface, combined with Moser’s graduated color dial. At the same time, Legacy Machine 101 MB&F x H Moser showed off a suspended flying balance wheel that powers the watch when you wear it. Decide, decide…
Blancpain reinterpreted its popular 38mm “VilleretQuantièmeComplet” by increasing the complexity of the moon phases. Observed from the earth, this complexity shows the sunlit part of the moon. These new dials also have reworked hour markers and leaf-shaped hands. These watches have a stainless steel dial with a white dial or a red gold dial with an opaque dial, and there is something for everyone.
New models of independent watchmakers on display at the Geneva Watch Fair
Visually bold and mechanically unusual, independent watchmaking is at its best.
Last week, we had the opportunity to visit the well-deserved annual major European watch fair Geneva Watch Fair, which gathered 17 brands representing the entire industry. As the rise of the event fades away, let’s take a look at four watches presented by independent watchmakers. The independent watchmaking industry, marked by bold creativity and beautiful movements, is still full of surprises.
CZAPEK Antarctic Abyss Edition
Czapek’s first luxury sports watch, Antarctique, was successfully launched through subscription during the delivery period this spring. The model is powered by Calibre SXH5, which is an exquisite internal automatic movement with a micro-rotor. If the original series can be ordered within a few days, Czapek launched the Abyss Limited Edition on the occasion of the Geneva Watch Festival. Its dark blue is inspired by the deep ocean and the hand-painted dial.
DE BETHUNE DB28 steel wheel SAPHIR TOURBILLON
This year, Bethune (De Bethune) celebrated the tenth anniversary of its special watch DB28. After introducing the beautiful DB28XP series, independent watchmakers introduced the DB28 steel wheel Saphir Tourbillon. Like the previous DB28 steel wheels, the idea is to reveal the technology and decoration of the movement as much as possible, increasing the transparency and complexity of sapphire in the form of a tourbillon. The 43 mm titanium case retains its special structure and has a circular central container on which hinged lugs are fixed. The tourbillon is positioned at the 6 o’clock position and is an eye-catching fast beater, because what we are talking about is a 30-second rotation and a frequency of 36,000 vibrations/hour (or 5 Hz).
Facts: 43mm polished titanium case – blue sapphire hollow triangle bridge – manual winding movement DB2019V5 – hours, minutes and 30 seconds tourbillon – 5 days power reserve – alligator leather strap (with pin buckle)
URWERK UR-210 final version
The Geneva Watch Fair also provides us with the opportunity to experience one of Urwerk’s most iconic watches firsthand, a super cool independent watchmaker UR-210 Final Edition. The satellite time display has drift time and three-dimensional retrograde minutes. In addition, the winding efficiency indicator (stopped/decreased/full) shows the winding efficiency of the last two hours. The final version is limited to 7 pieces and is made of stainless steel and titanium with a black matte DLC coating. It is worn on a black alligator leather strap and is equipped with a pin buckle that matches the case.
Quick facts: 53.6mm x 43.8mm steel and titanium alloy, DLC coated case-UR-7.10 movement, internal time display module-automatic winding, with winding efficiency system and turbo adjustment automatic device-black alligator leather watch buckle
Fashion reporters like to talk about “trends” in watches, as if at some point in the year when the manufacturer develops new products, a competitor’s company may have held a secret meeting in the Swiss Alps and decided, for example, that 2019 is for two-tone watches. Year (not so much the odds of thousands of watches produced every year, but rather the chance of having common design features). With this in mind, we are happy to announce…2019 is the year of two-tone watches, and this trend will remain strong in 2020. A special model is Tudor Black Bay Chronograph S&G. The title refers to “steel” and “gold” and adds another highly desirable model to Tudor’s existing very desirable model series. Essentially, this is the shiny version of their Black Bay Chrono, whether it’s on a braided bracelet or a steel/gold bracelet, it looks great, right on the right, you know, kind of.
Date date 36
Last year, Rolex introduced two brand new concepts for the iconic Greenwich Mean Time (GMT): the “Pepsi” (blue and red) bezel and brown and black-both of which caused a sensation. (We designed the term “Mars Bar Bezel” for the latter, but did not adopt it.) This year, perhaps less exaggerated, Rolex delivered a larger 42mm Yacht Master, a blue and black “bat Man”. GMT version (definitely a super large version) and very cool two-tone steel and 18ct gold Sea Dweller. But our choice is the gold Day Date 36. In line with the trend of the 70s style watch, its green face and jeweled index call for retro chic, but its low-key level is not enough to make too much noise. In addition, it is also equipped with a “presidential bracelet”, and the Rolex strap is deeply loved by leaders of the world. Great energy.
Bell and Rose
Bell & Ross (Bell & Ross) is famous for its square watches, for some time, it has been quietly making bendable retro-style round watches. Last year, we saw models of Racing Bird and Belly Tanker, both of which date back to the aviation and motorsport styles of the mid-20th century without arousing interest. This year, we chose the V2 92 in the “military” beige. This simple manual-winding automatic movement has a date in a 41 mm stainless steel case and is equipped with an elastic lanyard. This is a great “everyday” watch.