Dubai Watch Week special – new releases from Zenith, Bulgari, MB&F and more

Dubai Watch Week special – new releases from Zenith, Bulgari, MB&F and more

Pietro Pilla

Dubai Watch Week is currently underway, so for this edition of Last Week in Watches, we wanted to do something a little different and double the number of releases covered. It would certainly be a shame if we only shared the usual ten new releases given the quantity of stunning novelties.

Well then, no more talk, I’ll leave you to our selection below. Enjoy!

Arsène Lippens Visionario Terracotta

AL VIsionario Nubuck

  • A Geneva-based trio honours their grandfather with a 1940s-inspired two-register chronograph.
  • The 39.5mm steel case brings it up to modern specs, with drilled 20mm lugs to facilitate strap changes.
  • Unusually, the watch is powered by an automatic La Joux-Perret L113 chronograph movement, as opposed to the more common Sellita SW500.

Learn more about the Arsène Lippens Visionario Terracotta here.

Bamford x seconde/seconde/ B347 BAD MOF’R

Bamford London x seconde seconde B347 BAD MOF'R feature

  • The two cheekiest characters in the industry team up for a second uncouth collaboration.
  • The BAD MOF’R follows their BAD FORM GMT, which featured a similar two-fingered salute.
  • A middle finger-shaped chronograph counter lets you know exactly what this watch is about.

Learn more about the Bamford x seconde/seconde/ B347 BAD MOF’R here.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Performance Chronograph 41

IWC Pilot’s Watch Performance Chronograph 41

  • IWC unveils a pair of racing-oriented chronographs in collaboration with long-time motorsports partner Mercedes-AMG.
  • Crafted from titanium or Ceratanium, they feature polished black ceramic tachymeter bezels.
  • Recessed subdials and AMG-inspired touches further differentiate the pair from other IWC chronographs.

Learn more about the IWC Pilot’s Watch Performance Chronograph 41 here.

TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Year of the Dragon

tag heuer carrera chronograph year of the dragon steel edition

  • The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Year of the Dragon is their fourth special edition celebrating the Lunar New Year.
  • Its red subdials, strap, and dragon character are both powerful and subtle enough to keep the watch versatile.
  • The 42mm case remains wearable with a 48.6mm lug-to-lug length.

Learn more about the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Year of the Dragon here.

Zenith x Time+Tide Defy Skyline Skeleton Night Surfer El Primero

ZENITH DEFY SKYLINE SKELETON NIGHT SURFER TIME TIDE EDITION 45

  • Two years after the original Zenith Night Surfer, we present its sequel – the Defy Skyline Skeleton Night Surfer El Primero, powered by the El Primero 3620 SK.
  • The new model includes four firsts for the Skyline collection, such as a gradient-colour dial and a micro-blasted titanium case.
  • It’s even ‘surfier’ than the original with a screw-down crown and an interchangeable strap system.

Learn more about the Zenith x Time+Tide Defy Skyline Skeleton Night Surfer El Primero here.

Norqain Wild One Gold & Wild One All Black

Norqain Wild ONE Gold All Black feature

  • The Swiss independent has unveiled arguably their two most desirable models yet at Dubai Watch Week 2023.
  • As the name implies, the Wild One Gold features an 18ct red gold case, making it the first Norqain in precious metal.
  • Similarly, the Wild One All Black features a black Norteq case and a monochromatic colour scheme.

Learn more about the Norqain Wild One Gold & Wild One All Black here.

Bulgari Divas’ Dream Peacock

Bulgari Divas Dream Peacock desktop

  • The Bulgari Divas’ Dream Peacock collection is infused with the bird’s beauty and confidence.
  • Two of the references include natural peacock feathers inlaid on the dial.
  • The shapes of marquetry are inspired by mosaics from Rome’s Baths of Caracalla.

Learn more about the Bulgari Divas’ Dream Peacock here.

Ulysse Nardin Freak One OPS

Ulysse Nardin Freak One OPS desktop

  • After recently winning the GPHG Iconic Watch Prize, the Freak One returns in a more casual colourway.
  • With a black DLC titanium case and a Carbonium bezel, it now reduces the bling and increases the stealthy look.
  • The iconic movement/hands this time are on a khaki soleil dial, in the same tone as the integrated rubber strap.

Learn more about the Ulysse Nardin Freak One OPS here.

Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400 Laser

Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400 Laser 3

  • The Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400 Laser creates a coloured spectacle without a drop of pigment.
  • The iridescent optical interference effect can be found in nature, such as on butterfly wings and beetle exoskeletons.
  • This is the first time that this treatment has been used in watchmaking.

Learn more about the Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400 Laser here.

Ming 37.08 Sand & 29.01 Dubai Edition

Ming 29 01 dubai

  • Ming releases two new models inspired by the city of Dubai and its sand, at two very different price points.
  • The ‘Sand’ model is going to be the first in a series of accessible time-only watches with deeply textured dials.
  • The world timer model celebrates the brand’s first participation in any major industry event with cities written in Arabic to honour Dubai.

Learn more about the Ming 37.08 Sand & 29.01 Dubai Edition here.

Artya Curvy Purity Tourbillon NanoSaphir Emerald

Artya Curvy Emarald

  • Artya presents a new Curvy Nanospahir timepiece, this time in a green, transparent tonneau case.
  • The crown is positioned at 12 o’clock to maintain the symmetry and its matching materials with the case.
  • Its in-house movement featuring an oversized tourbillon is visible from all angles thanks to the transparent case.

Learn more about the Artya Curvy Purity Tourbillon NanoSaphir Emerald here.

Doxa SUB 300β Seddiqi Limited Edition

SUB 300 Beta Seddiqi Edition 2023

  • Doxa partners with the founders of the Dubai Watch Week, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, to release a new addition to the Beta line.
  • Using the Sub 300 as a base, the model gets a makeover with a blue mother-of-pearl dial and a blue bezel insert.
  • It is a limited edition of just 50 pieces, available only through Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons.

Learn more about the Doxa SUB 300β Seddiqi Limited Edition here.

Frederique Constant Highlife Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar & The Avener Editions

frederique coinstant the avener

  • For Dubai Watch Week, Frederique Constant has issued three new references in the continued celebration of their 35th anniversary.
  • The first two are a collaboration with French DJ and brand ambassador The Avener.
  • The third is a new blue and rose gold colour scheme for their Highlife Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Manufacture.

Learn more about the Frederique Constant Highlife Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar & The Avener Editions here.

H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Small Seconds Micro-Rotor

H Moser Cie Streamliner Small Seconds Micro Rotor Enamel

  • The futuristic look of the iconic Streamliner is made even more appealing thanks to a blue enamel dial.
  • Letting the design do the talk, Moser doesn’t feature its name on the dial, as is the case with other models.
  • The case size has been reduced to 39mm and slimmed down, thanks to the new in-house HMC 500 movement.

Learn more about the H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Small Seconds Micro-Rotor here.

De Bethune DBD Evergreen Digitale

DeBethune DBD Eevrgreen Digitale

  • The DBD Digitale combines a daring case design and a digital time display, this time with a green dial.
  • The Côtes de Genève dial tells hours, minutes, days, dates, and months through little apertures.
  • It’s a limited edition of 20 pieces for Dubai Watch Week, honouring the city with the colour green.

Learn more about the De Bethune DBD Evergreen Digitale here.

Chopard Alpine Eagle Summit & L.U.C Strike One

Chopard Dubai Watch Week 2023 Desktop

  • Chopard’s releases for Dubai Watch Week 2023 reflect the city’s growing luxury market.
  • Four new references are included in the Alpine Eagle Summit collection, all featuring gem-set gold cases.
  • The L.U.C Strike One is now available as a teal-dialled limited edition in white gold.

Learn more about the Chopard Alpine Eagle Summit & L.U.C Strike One here.

MB&F HM11 Architect

MB&F HM11 Architect

  • Is it a watch? Is it a miniature house? MB&F never stops making us wonder with its new watchmaking machine.
  • Inspired by 1960s architecture, it’s shaped like a house with four different rooms and a central lobby.
  • While the ‘rooms’ tell respectively hours and minutes, power reserve, & temperature, the fourth room is for the crown and the ‘lobby’ contains a tourbillon.

Learn more about the MB&F HM11 Architect here.

Hublot MP-15 Takashi Murakami Tourbillon Sapphire

HUBLOT MP 15 TAKASHI MURAKAMI TOURBILLON SAPPHIRE 8

  • Hublot partners with cult Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami for their most daring collaboration yet.
  • The case is no other than the iconic Murakami flower, composed of 12 petals and made entirely of sapphire.
  • It’s a 20-piece limited edition and it’s the first time Hublot uses a central flying tourbillon in one of its limited editions.

Learn more about the Hublot MP-15 Takashi Murakami Tourbillon Sapphire here.

Speake-Marin Ripples Metallic Green

Speak Marin Ripples Metallic Green

  • The Ripples collection gets a new addition with a Metallic Green dial in typical Speake-Marin fashion.
  • Powered by the Calibre SMA03-T 2023 automatic movement, it features 52 hours of power reserve.
  • This particular colourway pays homage to the City of Dubai and it’s limited to 60 pieces.

Learn more about the Speake Marin Ripples Metallic Green here.

Casio G-Shock 5600 by Online Ceramics for Hodinkee

hodinkee online ceramics

  • As part of their ongoing series of watch collaborations curated by John Mayer, Hodinkee has teamed up with cult LA fashion brand Online Ceramics on a limited-edition G-Shock.
  • It features an earthy green colour scheme with text and motifs typical of Online Ceramics’ deliberately kitsch aesthetic.
  • Activating the backlight reveals a special motivational design on the screen.

Learn more about the Casio G-Shock 5600 by Online Ceramics for Hodinkee here.