We close in to the end of the year, a passage of transition that will live with all of us. As we soon embark into a new year hopefully filled with good tidings, blessings and joyous moments, here are nine totems to bring with you that are exquisite and timeless. A remembrance of how far we’ve come and of course, to entering a brave new world in a stylish manner.
Limited-edition Portugieser Automatic 40 With A Burgundy Dial
Celebrating the beginning of the Year of the Water Rabbit, we welcome IWC Schaffhausen’s latest craftsmanship the Portugieser Automatic 40 Chinese New Year Edition. Featuring an ergonomic forty-millimetre stainless steel case with a striking burgundy dial, this timepiece comes with gold-plated hands and appliques. The highlight of this piece is the exclusive rabbit shaped gold-plated oscillating weight as well as an engraving that reads “2023 YEAR OF THE RABBIT” both found on the back of the watch.
The Portugieser Automatic 40 Chinese New Year Edition, Reference IW358315, is limited to five hundred pieces. This timepiece runs on an IWC-manufactured 82200 calibre made visible whilst efficiently converting the movements on the wearer’s arm into energy for its mainspring. The automatic Pellaton winding system has a power reserve of sixty hours. This timepiece comes with two calfskin straps, one in black the other in burgundy. IWC Schaffhausen.
Club Sport Neomatik Polar & Club Sport Neomatik Petrol
The latest NOMOS timepieces in blue and green are exhibiting a sporty sense of style. The Club Sport Neomatik Polar and Club Sport Neomatik Petrol, unveiled at the annual Forum in Glashütte, are turning heads. Made by hand, these pieces ensure precision and unquestionable reliability. With robust overall appeals, the stainless steel cases and link bracelets of these watches are polished and satinated with a design that frames the sunburst finish of the dial effortlessly.
These watches each have a thirty-seven-millimetre diameter, making it an ideal wrist wear for both men and women. In addition, they include luminescent numerals beneath the domed sapphire crystal, seawater resistance of up to twenty atmospheres, a deployant clasp, and the high-precision In-house DUW 3001 Neomatik Calibre. NOMOS Glashütte.
Marine Torpilleur Moonphase
With a history of watchmaking precision dating back to the 19th century, Ulysse Nardin has an exceptional reputation of being masters of their craft. Their latest collection includes the Marine Torpilleur Moonphase. A timepiece with a forty-two-millimetre rose gold case, this watch is powered by the UN-119 Self-Winding Calibre with a silicium balance-spring and a DiamonSil escapement wheel and anchor.
The dual counters display the power reserve at twelve o’clock and the small seconds and moon disc at six o’clock. The moon is transferred onto the counter, which adds elegance and sparkle when it shows itself against the starry blue PVD sky. This timepiece features a water resistance of fifty metres and a dark blue alligator skin strap with rose gold folding clasp. Included in this collection are the Marine Torpilleur Dual Time as well as the Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon in white Grand Feu enamel. Ulysse Nardin.
Longines Record Heritage
Longines includes in its Record collection the latest tachometer chronograph with a distinctive vintage aesthetic. The Record Heritage is housed in a round forty-millimetre stainless steel case. The matt black dial is adorned with elegant golden Arabic numerals and slender hour markers. This timepiece features prominent seconds subdial situated at three o’clock, and the thirty-minute counter resting at nine o’clock.
The tachometer scale is positioned outside of the dial for clearer visibility. In addition, a silicon balance spring drives an exclusive Longines anti-magnetic movement. The Record Heritage runs on a chronometer that is certified by the COSC, guaranteeing precision and reliability. Longines.
Santos De Cartier Watch
Cartier’s Santos Skeleton watch is a manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding and runs on the Calibre 9611 MC. This watch comes with a steel case, heptagonal crown set with a faceted sapphire, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, sapphire crystal and case back. This piece includes a steel bracelet with a SmartLink adjustment system.
Included with the Santos De Cartier Watch is an alligator leather strap with a steel interchangeable deployant buckle. Its bracelets are equipped with the QuickSwitch interchangeability system. In addition, the hours and minutes with skeletonised bridges form roman numerals to give it that elegant touch. This watch features a power reserve of seventy-two hours and a water-resistance of approximately a hundred meters. Cartier.
Bell & Ross
BR-X5 Black Steel
Inspired by the aeronautical heritage of Bell & Ross and the visual signature of their “round within the square” creation, the BR-X5 is the latest to the BR 05 collection. Running on the BR-CAL.323 Calibre, this timepiece is a manufacture movement designed by Swiss specialist, Kenissi. This watch includes a multi-layer assembly made discreet from the front but is visible when looking at it from the side. The hollowed-out architecture of the case reveals a technical construction that resonates its lightness without compromising its resistance.
The BR-X5 Black Steel features a seventy-hour power reserve, a personalised oscillating weight and a variable-inertia balance wheel, its calibre beats at twenty-eight thousand eight hundred vibrations per hour, and it is “weekend proof”. Bell & Ross.
Master Control Memovox Timer
The latest Master Control Memovox Timer, a balance of form and function. Its sunray brushed dial features a two-tone finish in deep black and dark grey. Shades that enhance the refine finishes of the timepiece’s overall appeal.
This timepiece includes its iconic Memovox disc engraved at its centre. In addition, it features fifty metres of water resistance, a forty-millimetre pink gold case of eighteen carats, an interchangeable leather black strap as well as an eighteen-carat pink gold pin buckle. This timepiece runs on the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 956 with forty-four hours of power reserve. Jaeger-LeCoultre.
Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph 45 Millimetre
OMEGA’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph 45 Millimetre is a numbered edition Chrono Chime with an eighteen-carat Sedna™ Gold case that was inspired by the second generation Speedmaster, the CK 2998 – the first watch worn in space. This particular speedmaster however, features a blue aventurine Grand Feu enamel dial with an eighteen-carat Sedna™ Gold inner bezel and subdials. The hands are diamond-polished eighteen-carat Sedna™ Gold. That’s a lot of gold to go around.
In addition, this Chrono Chime features its chime pusher at eight o’clock, while the split-seconds pusher sits at two o’clock with a red hybrid ceramic ring to mirror the split seconds hand. Completing is overall gold appeal are the bracelet and buckle in lavish luxurious eighteen-carat Sedna™ Gold. This timepiece runs on OMEGA’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 1932. Exquisite features of this timepiece include its anti-magnetic feature, a tachymeter to measure speed as well as a transparent case back. OMEGA.
Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller
Rolex unveils its latest collection which includes the Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller. A timepiece fashioned in Oystersteel and eighteen carats of yellow gold, it is an elegant piece designed for the frequent traveller. This timepiece features a white dial accompanied by a Jubilee bracelet.
A fine blend of tech sophistication with practicality, the Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller displays the time of two time zones simultaneously – so being late for that three o’clock meeting in Dublin is kind of a stretch. This watch moves to Rolex’s signature Calibre 9001 and is equipped with a self-winding module through its perpetual rotor. It has a power reserve of approximately seventy-two hours. Rolex.