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By Chris | April 28 2013
By Mike Espindle
Hublot’s year-old partnership with Ferrari has produced this stunning, show stopper of a watch…a completely new and unique movement inspired by the design of the Enzo engine. Limited to 50 pieces, the prices is reported to be $345,000 and signals a new level in the ongoing relationship between the watchmaker and automotive designer.
The ladies get a sleek, white-on-white treatment of the watchmaker’s signature bridge movement in titanium. A sleek white ceramic case makes this large-ish watch easy on the wrist . Corum announced its recent acquisition by China Haidan Holdings, an Asian conglomerate that also owns the Eterna watch brand.
Similarly, Graham is offering its iconic trigger-push 1695 ChronoFighter in a smaller and more elegant package for female fans of this English-flavored/Swiss-made racing brand. This model features a lovely moonphase indicator as well.
No, that is not a typo. Perrelet has combined its signature double rotor Turbine movement with a high-end tourbilllon and made the concept its own. The blades of the upper rotor have been rendered transparent to reveal the beauty of the tourbillon more easily.
Cuervo y Sobrinos is the official sponsor of what is now know as the CYS Cup, a vintage racing event in conjunction with Milano AutoClassica. The watch brand’s classic Historiador watch gets a snazzy automotive inspired treatment in this limited edition racing collection model made expressly for the cup drivers.
The inventive genius of Ressence designer Benoit Mintiens is apparent in this new Type 3 model. He has taken his `’hand-less“ rotating clear disc vision of time telling and added day and date indicators to the mix. And, the sharp-eyed among you will notice he has eliminated the crown–all adjustments are made magnetically via the case back–and the top dome of the watch is submerged in a clear, low-vicosity oil. Amazing.
Art watch master Louis Moinet offers up this dramatic Derrick watch in white gold and oily blue dial with a movement function inspired by classic drilling rigs. A tourbillon is included, to give the J.R. Ewings out there some haute horolgy with their black gold.
Century-old watchmaker Picard Cadet relaunches with a full line of 12 timeless tonneau-based models for men and womens. Pictured is the men’s chronograph model.
The distinctive Armin Strom design DNA of off-center faces and elemental inspiration gives birth to this Water watch in its Four Elements line that now carries the appropriate addition of a tourbillon at 9 o’clock.