New releases from Bulgari, Zenith, Hublot and morePietro Pilla
This week, LVMH Watch Week took place in Miami, where all the group’s watch brands presented new products or prototypes of future models. For each brand, many new models were presented, and not only changes in colours or materials but also completely revised models and complications. Here we will mention the ones that we liked the best. But it wasn’t just the LVMH brands that had releases this week – other heavy hitters from brands like Bausele, Bovet and Christopher Ward were in the mix, too.
Hublot MP-10 Tourbillon Weight Energy System Titanium
- The tenth watch in the ongoing MP range – Hublot’s most experimental model line – the MP-10 is perhaps Hublot’s most avant-garde MP yet.
- Not only does it do away with the typical method of telling time, but it also does away with a typical automatic winding system, instead utilising a novel sliding weight mechanism.
- Measuring up at 54.1 by 41.5 mm and a whopping 22.4 mm thick, it’s also one of the biggest watches Hublot has ever made.
Bulgari Octo Finissimo Yellow Gold & Tuscan Copper
- Bulgari continues to set the standard in slim, elegant timepieces with the newest releases from their iconic Octo Finissimo lineup.
- Their new yellow gold version is now available with a blue lacquered sunburst dial, and the special edition steel model comes in a salmon Tuscan Copper colourway.
- Both feature a stunningly slim 6.4mm case height, along with a micro-rotor movement just over 2mm thick.
TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Dato
- TAG Heuer’s latest Carrera is a modern take on the cult-classic Heuer Carrera ‘Dato 45’ ref. 3147 from 1968, reimagined inside TAG’s new-yet-retro-inspired Glassbox case.
- Featuring a new teal green dial, a date window at 9 o’clock and a minimalist layout with a single 45-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock, this tastefully asymmetrical Carrera is sure to appeal to fans of (TAG) Heuer’s back catalogue.
- Unlike other Glassbox models, it comes mounted on a luxurious alligator leather strap.
Zenith Chronomaster Original Triple Calendar & Sport
- The Zenith Chronomaster Original Triple Calendar is the watch Zenith wished they made back in the 60s, adding a triple calendar complication to the El Primero A386 from 1969.
- For fans of loud colours, the Chronomaster Sport is now available with a green ceramic dial and bezel.
- The Chronomaster Sport has also been set with precious gems for the first time, and cased in 18k rose gold.
Bovet x Pininfarina Aperto 1
- Bovet and legendary design firm Pininfarina join forces to create a skeleton watch that exemplifies the nature of the two brands.
- The iconic shape of the case this time is reimagined in a 42 mm sandblasted titanium with a matching buckle.
- The skeleton dial reflects the influence of Pininfarina’s legacy as an automotive designer and is reminiscent of the front end of a car.
Bausele x seconde/seconde/ Perspective
- seconde/seconde/ teams up with Australia’s very own Bausele on a “bipolar” dive watch.
- Based on the Bausele Sydney Diver, it features an oversized seconds hand with a shark/surfboard fin graphic, depending on your perspective.
- Two variants are available – a black dial and a white dial – and it comes with either a Velcro or rubber strap.
Grand Seiko SBGX355 & STGF385
- Grand Seiko presents two new quartz models featuring their iconic snowflake dial.
- The SBGX355 features a 37 mm high-intensity titanium case with a matching titanium bracelet.
- The STGF385, intended for a female audience, has a 28.9 mm stainless steel case embellished with 44 diamonds on the bezel.
Longines Conquest Marco Odermatt
- Longines has teamed up with Swiss ski champion Marco Odermatt to launch a new chronograph in the Conquest line.
- The 42 mm case features a blue sunray dial and a matching ceramic bezel, with red details to complete the look.
- It is a limited edition of 2042 pieces, a number that refers to the record number of points obtained by the skier last year during the World Cup.
Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT 36mm
- Christopher Ward extends its GMT collection by introducing a 36 mm version suitable for more modest wrists.
- Available in three different dial colours: two conservative, black and white; and one more vibrant, teal, with an orange GMT hand to complete the look.
- As with most Christopher Ward watches, you can choose to outfit it with different stylish bracelets or a more elegant strap.
Ball Engineer M Pioneer II
- Ball presents a new Engineer in three different sizes with their characteristic and colourful micro gas tubes.
- With a case and bracelet in 904L steel, each of the five models is limited to one thousand pieces.
- It’s available with either an ice blue, deep blue or polished black dial.