Once a month, we write a full page feature about watches for The Australian newspaper’s super glossy WISH Magazine. WISH is a bit of an institution in Australia. It’s a go-to source for all things luxury, with most products and experiences handpicked by the ever-stylish Editor, David Meagher. And even though our heart might be digital as a publication, we still bleed ink. Print remains the kick it always was. In the April Edition we covered Hublot, Breitling and Audemars Piguet. For the full story, click here.
Breitling for Bentley B05 Unitime Midnight Carbon
Breitling and Bentley have been travelling companions since 2003, and the partnership allows the traditionally aviation-inspired watchmaker to flex its automotive muscles – infusing the power and prestige of the British marque into Breitling’s already bold designs.
Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire
Hublot’s latest precious timepiece isn’t crafted from carbon fibre, gold, or even platinum. No, the entire case of the latest Big Bang model is hewn from solid sapphire. This tough, scratch-proof mineral is second only to diamond in hardness. The pros of this for the wearer are that it’s unlikely to be marked when you bang it on the car door, or rest it on your desk while typing. The cons, all for Hublot, are that it’s an incredibly difficult material to machine into a watch.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph in yellow gold
When Audemars Piguet first released the Royal Oak in 1972 it changed the watch industry – introducing the world to the category of the “luxury steel sports watch”. This combined with Gerald Genta’s distinctive design ensured that the Royal Oak, with its iconic octagonal bezel, would become one of the most influential watches of modern times.