1. TIME FOR TRAVEL
With real technological innovation based on quartz, this timepiece is a must for travel lovers, allowing free spirits to easily change time zones manually, following watchmaking tradition, or by using the smart ‘Flash Setting’ system that sets the watch using flash pulses from a smartphone. The Conquest V.H.P. GMT Flash Setting revolutionises both watchmaking precision and the user experience, expanding Longines’ Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” family.
2. UNDER PRESSURE
The Longines Skin Diver Watch features the sober aesthetic typical of diver watches. With a 42mm steel case characterised by its striking unidirectional bezel coated in black PVD and enhanced with markers, the watch includes a luminescent triangle, which serves as the main indicator for calculating immersion time. Its grained black dial, topped with domed sapphire crystal, features indexes, Arabic numerals and hands covered in Super LumiNova to ensure optimal reading of time in line with the demands of the discipline.
3. EASTERN PROMISE
Honouring traditional Chinese arts, Chopard is taking things to a new level with an extraordinary new one-off creation: L.U.C Perpetual T – Spirit of the Chinese zodiac. Chopard artisans have created an entirely hand-engraved rose gold case depicting the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac.
4. MARINE MASTER
Breguet’s new Marine Équation Marchante 5887 features a running equation of time, a perpetual calendar and a tourbillon. This “Grande Complication” marks the start of a new era for the contemporary Marine collection, featuring a power reserve indicator and an engine-turned golden dial. The equation of time is one of the rarest and most fascinating horological complications. It serves to display the difference between mean solar time, corresponding to civil or standard hours and minutes, and true solar time, meaning the actual solar hours and minutes. The piece is also available in 18k rose gold with dial in silvered gold and anthracite movement.
5. SLATE EXPECTATIONS
By putting the inimitable elegance and mineral power of slate into the bezels of the Big Bang Zermatt 44 mm, Hublot is making the spirit of the mountain resonate through the heart of its watches. This global innovation that confirms the watchmaker’s attachment to its Swiss roots. For this new edition, which pays tribute to the most famous Swiss mountain, Hublot has created a bezel based on 100% natural slate, a material not seen before in watchmaking. Merged with carbon, the slate exerts its great strength with reinforced resistance.
6. NEAR YEAR, NEW PIECE
Harry Winston honours the Chinese Year of the Pig with a commemorative recreation on a luxurious rose gold Premier Automatic 36mm timepiece. Brought to life with precious pearl marquetry, the design elements, including the pig, magnolia flowers and vivid red background, pay tribute to some of China’s richest cultural traditions. The mammal is the twelfth and final animal in the Chinese Zodiac and welcomes its New Year in February 2019. People born in the Year of the Pig are said to be fun loving, warm-hearted and generous. In Chinese culture, the pig is considered a symbol of wealth.