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February is National Arts Month in the Philippines so we are celebrating some of the masterpieces that have come from the world of haute horlogerie.

Patek Philippe 5538G Old Views from Geneva

Patek Philippe 5538G Old Views from Geneva

Patek Philippe prides themselves in having a long and rich history in the art of enamelling, which dates all the way back to the 17th century. 

The 28mm Patek Philippe 5538G is a collection of five watches that have a dial with a miniature painting on enamel depicting famous landmarks like the St. Pierre Cathedral and the Grand-Quia, home to the historic Patek Philippe building in Geneva, Switzerland.

Patek Philippe 5538G Old Views from Geneva close up

The style is reminiscent of azulejo, blue and white glazed ceramic tilework, paired with a trompe l’oeil technique which gives the illusion that the tiles are three dimensional. To achieve this enamelling, oil was mixed with enamel to easily apply it onto the 28mm dial with a very fine brush.

 

Patek Philippe 5738/50G Japanese Prints

Patek Philippe 5738/50G Japanese Prints

The 5738/50G Golden Ellipse watch presents a 27.5mm x 2.53mm dial in Grand Feu Cloisonné enamel. Meaning “great fire”, the Grand Feu technique is done by spraying a small mist of alcohol onto the disc which is then coated with a sprinkle of fine enamel powder. Afterwards, the disc is placed inside an oven set at a high temperature. A giant flame gushes from the alcohol burning off, hence the name “Grand Feu”. The process is repeated until the desired pigment thickness is achieved. 

Patek Philippe 5738/50G Japanese Prints close up

The Japanese print on the 5738/50G dial was inspired by works of artist Ohara Koson (1877-1945), who was known to incorporate flowers and birds in his prints. The enameller worked with a transparent, opaque and translucent palette with about 29 to 39 colors so as to achieve a delicate shade and a subtle color gradation of the plumage, branches, foliage and flowers.

 

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Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Tourbillon – Four Seasons

Vacheron Constantin’s latest collection displays four different scenes of a carp swimming in seasonal colors (spring, summer, fall, and winter) within a 44mm case. To create such a stunning timepiece, the dial was first engraved using a bas-relief technique, where figures are given more depth than the flat background, to highlight the richness of scene. 

After  engraving, the disc is then subjected to champlevé enamelling. This is done by filling in the cells made from the engraving with enamel, using a palette of over 12 colors, then fired.

Enamelling process of Vacheron Constantin's Four Seasons

The timepiece is accompanied by a minute repeater tourbillon, whose unique sound imprint was created by the famous Abbey Road studios, known for associating with legendary artists such as The Beatles and Adele.

 

Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Caravelle 1950

Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers La Caravelle 1950

One of the recent additions to the Les Cabinotiers collection, the 39mm timepiece was directly inspired by a 1950s watch that belonged to the Vacheron Constantin Heritage collection. The dial’s design was crafted by Atelier Anita Porchet, and they used Cloisonné enamelling to bring forth the vibrant hues of the ship and sea. It shows a caravel in the midst of a journey, allowing the waves to bring the ship to its destination. A gold paillon on the enamelled surface is a nod to the timepiece’s nautical inspiration. The spangle depicts Polaris, the north star which sailors use for important calculations of positions at sea. The design of the ship is inspired by the first caravels explorers Bartholomew Diaz and Christopher Colombus used in 1487 and 1492, respectively.

 

Hublot Big Bang One Click Calavera Catrina Siar Mexico

Hublot Big Bang One Click Calavera Catrina Siar Mexico

The 39mm Big Bang One Click Calavera Catrina celebrates El Dia De Los Muertos, a UNESCO recognized celebration and Aztec tradition that has been celebrated for over three centuries. The Day of the Dead is celebrated all over Mexico and by people of Mexican heritage. The common calaveras symbol people use during the holiday originally came from a zine etching made in 1910 by Mexican lithographer Jose Guadalupe Posada, and the print was called La Calavera Catrina

The Hublot watches feature a black lacquered dial, engraved with colored lacquer in shades of fuschia, green, purple, and blue–making the pieces look like pop art. The bezels are covered in 42 rainbow colored sapphires, and the straps have multi colored skulls printed on them.

 

Hublot Big Bang Broderie Sugar Skull Fluo

Hublot Big Bang Broderie Sugar Skull Fluo

Hublot also released another collection to celebrate El Día De Los Muertos: the Big Bang Broderie Sugar Skull. This time, they put a twist by fusing the art of embroidery with their timepieces by using Bischoff embroidery from the international Swiss brand St. Gallen. The fluorescent embroidery on silk organza is a delicate floral arabesque motif that reveals the sugar skull design. This technique continues all the way to the straps, coming in colors of cobalt blue, sunflower, hot pink and malachite green. The watches have sapphires in the corresponding hues, set decoratively on the bezel, and set as hour markers on the dials.

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre Métiers Rares Tribute to Ferdinand Hodler frontJaeger-LeCoultre Métiers Rares Tribute to Ferdinand Hodler reverse side

Jaeger-LeCoultre Métiers Rares Tribute to Ferdinand Hodler

In 2018, Jaeger-LeCoultre commemorated the 100th death anniversary of Swiss artist Ferdinand Hodler. The reverse side of the Reverso Tribute Enamel served as a canvas for enamel miniature paintings of mountain and lake landscapes, which were characteristic of the artist’s works.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Métiers Rares Tribute to Ferdinand Hodler front and back
Lake Thun, Symmetric Reflection (1909) depicts the Alps mountains and its reflection on the lake catching daylight.

The front of the watch displays a guilloche dial covered by a translucent enamel to match the tone of the painting on the reverse side.

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute Enamel Georges Seurat front Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute Enamel Georges Seurat reverse

Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute Enamel – Georges Seurat, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

Jaeger-LeCoultre also made a tribute to French post-Impressionist artist Georges Seurat who was well-known for coming up with pointillism. On the front of the tribute enamel watch is a finely hand guilloche dial that has been covered in translucent Grand Feu enamel, while the reverse side shows an enameled miniature painting of Georges Seurat’s most famous work.
 

Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute Enamel Georges Seurat
Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte portrays Parisians enjoying their day on the banks of the River Seine.

To reproduce the 3-meter wide artwork on a tiney 3cm x 2cm surface, the enameraller had to create his own pointillism technique using special tools. It is worth mentioning that pointillism enamel is extremely challenging as several protective enamel layers would have to be placed one after the other. This then alters the intensity of the color of the piece. Because of this, the enameller used darker shades so that the final product would have the exact colors Seurat used in his artwork. 

Of course, these are just a few of many watches that have been heavily inspired by artworks, artists, and other fields in the arts. We hope we see more timepieces that pay homage to art in the years to come.

Hublot Loves Art booth

Hublot Loves Art booth

When Hublot first put a rubber strap on a timepiece encased in gold, they caused quite a stir in the horological world. Rather than shy away from causing further disruption in the industry, they leant into it.

Art and disruption have, and always will be, central tenets of the brand that delivered  Magic Gold and the MP-05 LaFerrari. And naturally, this has led them to develop some of the most unexpected partnerships with today’s leading artists, as well as with the biggest art events around the globe. 

One of the newest additions to the roster of such events is the Art Fair Philippines 2020, an annual affair that showcases the best in contemporary Philippine visual art. Hublot will be the official timekeeper throughout the event, which runs from February 21 to 23.

An exhibition booth named “Hublot Loves Art” will give the fair’s visitors a chance to get better acquainted with the artists the brand has collaborated with.  From Richard Orlinski and his geometric sculptures, to internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang. The timepieces born out of the joint efforts of these artists and the watch brand will also be on display.    

Beyond partnering with the Art Fair Philippines, Hublot’s foray into the local art scene has connected them with Filipino visual artist Rodel Tapaya. Tapaya is multli-awarded, and his works are on display in places as far as Tokyo and New York. He utilizes different media and local folkloric iconography to depict his views of life today. 

Come see Tapaya’s work and visit the Hublot Loves Art booth at The Link Carpark in Makati. Tickets are available here.

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While the Oscar Awards caught the world’s attention with the announcement of winners, there were timepieces on the wrists of Academy Award recipients and esteemed individuals that grabbed our attention. A few of them were Vintage Rolexes, Panerai, Omega, and the latest Chopard Alpine Eagle.

Scott Stuber (Film Producer): Vintage Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

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Scott Stuber is the Head of Original Films at Netflix.

Spike Lee (Film Director, Producer, Writer, Actor): Rolex GMT-Master II

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Spike Lee is known for his films like Malcom x (1992) and BlacKkKlansman (2018).

Noah Baumbach (Filmmaker): Rolex Datejust

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Noah Baumbach’s works include The Squid and The Whale (2005), and Marriage story (2019), which was nominated for six awards, and won Best Supporting Actress by Laura Dern. 

Mark Consuelos (Actor): Vintage Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

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Mark Consuelos is the husband of Kelly Ripa and currently stars as Hiram Lodge in Riverdale.

Dominic Tuohy (Special Effects Artist): Vintage Rolex Explorer II

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Dominic Tuohy is part of the team behind 1917 (2019) which was nominated for 10 awards and won Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects.  

Rami Malek (Actor): Cartier Pasha

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Rami Malek has starred in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Mr. Robot (2015-2019) and Night at the Museum (2006). 

Colin Jost (Comedian, Actor, Writer): Tag Heuer Monaco

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Colin Jost has starred in How To Be Single (2016) and currently writes for Saturday Night Live. He attended the Oscars with Scarlett Johansson, who was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role. 

Sebastian Maniscalco (Stand-up Comedian, Actor): Panerai Luminor Due 45mm Ref. PAM674

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Sebastian Maniscalco has starred in Green Book (2018) and The Irishman (2019), which was nominated for 9 awards.

Taika Waititi (Filmmaker, Actor, Comedian): Panerai Luminor Due 45mm Ref. PAM728

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Taika Waititi is known for directing Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Jojo Rabbit (2019), which was nominated for five awards and won the Academy Award for Best Screenplay. 

Antonio Banderas (Actor, Film Producer, Director): Bvlgari Octo Finissimo

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Antonio Banderas starred in The Mask of Zorro (1998) and Pain and Glory (2019), which was nominated for 2 awards.

Christopher Peterson (Costume Designer): Omega Speedmaster

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Christopher Peterson was part of the production for The Manchurian Candidate (2004), Body of Lies (2008) and The Irishman (2019), which was nominated for Best in Costume Design.

Josh Gad (Actor and Producer): Chopard Alpine Eagle

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Chopard Alpine Eagle
 

Josh Gad starred as Olaf in Frozen (2013) and LeFou in Beauty and the Beast (2017).
 
It doesn’t come as a big surprise to see Rolex on the wrist of people who attended the Oscars. Learn more about the relationship between Rolex and the Academy Awards here.

Rolex and the Academy

Rolex is a household name. A fact that was probably helped along by numerous unsponsored appearances on the silver screen like in
Glengarry Glen Ross, American Psycho, and the first ever James Bond movies. So Rolex being the exclusive watch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, more popularly known as the Oscars, comes as no surprise.

Greenroom for the Academy Awards designed by Rolex

The Greenroom, designed to look like an observatory in a polar landscape.

Rolex first partnered up with the Academy by creating a unique design for the Greenroom back in 2016. The Greenroom is the place where presenters and award winners can relax and collect themselves before or after they go on stage, away from the pressure of the audience and the media. They became a Proud Sponsor of the Academy Awards in 2017, and they haven’t stopped designing the Greenroom since. Their most recent one has the theme of polar landscape, a topic close to the brand.

They also became a Founding Supporter of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, a museum currently in construction in Los Angeles. It aims to be the place where filmmaking and its past, present, and future can be celebrated with exhibitions and programs.

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, sponsored by Rolex

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in construction.

Rolex’s close ties with the film industry is made tighter with them partnering up with renowned filmmakers who hold 57 Oscars among them: Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas, The Wolf of Wall Street), James Cameron (Titanic, Avatar), Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, The Revenant), and Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty). Scorsese and Iñárritu have also been mentors in the brand’s Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, a program that partners up young artists from all over the world with veterans in their respective industries.

This partnership between true icons only serves to cement Rolex’s prominence in cinema through the decades, and hopefully for more decades to come.

Hublot Big Bang Integral banner

Hublot Big Bang Integral banner

Hublot recently launched six brand new timepieces at the LVMH Watch week held at the Bulgari Resort in Dubai. 

 

Big Bang Integral

To mark the Big Bang’s 15th anniversary, Hublot introduced its first-ever integrated metal bracelet that consists of three links, one central and two lateral. The angular style was inspired by the pushers found on the 2005 Hublot Big Bang model, which, of course, make an appearance on the Big Bang Integral case. The new models come in 43mm black ceramic, King Gold or titanium.

Hublot Big Bang Integral black ceramic Hublot Big Bang Integral king goldHublot Big Bang Integral titanium

 

Big Bang MP11 Red Magic

This timepiece has a manufacture movement that offers a remarkable power reserve of 14 days, made possible by seven series-coupled barrels. This crowning jewel of the movement can be seen at the bottom portion of the watch’s face. The hours and minutes are on a skeleton subdial in the top half. The 45mm watch has a bold and striking polished red ceramic case with a black rubber crown and strap.

Hublot Big Bang MP11 Red Magic

Big Bang Sang Bleu II Limited Edition

The Big Bang Sang Bleu II comes in two new limited edition 45mm models in titanium or King Gold, with the option to have stones set in the case. The Sang Bleu collection was done in collaboration with tattoo artist Maxime Plescia-Buchi, marrying the world of tattooing with the world of watchmaking. Both timepieces feature straight, clear geometric lines that criss-cross. Two concentric diamonds sweep across the blue dial. A white arrow on one end of the larger diamond marks the passage of minutes, while the white arrow on the smaller diamond indicates the hour.  

Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu II King Gold Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu II Titanium

Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10

Hublot took it upon themselves to rework the Meca-10 caliber to fill the space of the tonneau-shaped Spirit of Big Bang case. The Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10 is the first to house the re-engineered movement, which also boasts a 10-day power reserve. This 45mm model is available in three variations:  titanium, black ceramic, or King Gold.

Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10 Black CeramicHublot Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10 King Gold Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10 Titanium

Spirit of Big Bang Rainbow

The 42mm timepiece brings a spectrum of color to the Spirit of Big Bang collection with baguette-cut gemstones paved around the case. The colors extend from the dial, to the case, and to the alligator strap.

Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Rainbow Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Rainbow chronograph

Classic Fusion Gold Crystal

This Classic Fusion timepiece flaunts the rarest form of gold on the planet: gold crystal. To create the feather-like formations, the metal has to be heated to its boiling point. Once the atoms start emanating to the surface, they have to be trapped by a cool surface so they maintain their delicate structure. This rarely occurs naturally, and even under controlled conditions in Hublot’s manufacture, most specimens could not be used. 

Those that could be used were placed in nicely contrasting all-black ceramic cases measuring either 38mm or 45mm. They are secured to the wrist with black alligator leather stitched onto rubber.

Hublot Classic Fusion Gold Crystal Hublot Classic Fusion Gold Crystal

IWC Schaffhausen Sustainable pop-up floating workshop 'Remote'
 

IWC Schaffhausen has been making strides towards becoming sustainable. They make their watch boxes with 90% less plastic compared to before; their headquarters as well as their manufacturing center are powered by renewable energy; and they melt the off-cuts from their watches and reuse it in later production.

Hayden Cox, IWC brand ambassador and founder of surfboard brand Haydenshapes, saw all this in action on his tour around the IWC Schaffhausen Manufacture. It inspired him to incorporate upcycling into his own brand. Discussing conventional surfboard production, Cox said, “There’s over 30% wastage industry wide in just foam and fiberglass alone when creating a single board, which typically just goes straight to landfill.”

Hayden Cox with IWC Schaffhausen Pilot's Watch Double Chronograph Top Gun Ceratanium

Hayden Cox wearing a IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Top Gun Ceratanium.

Through his partnership with IWC, Cox set up a self-sustainable floating studio in Palm Beach, Australia, where he could develop ideas and shape boards in peace. “The floating idea and being out in nature felt fitting for the concept of upcycling waste, which is what the first ‘Remote’ studio is centered around,” said Cox.

Now, over a year later, Cox has come up with up-cycled prototypes of different parts of a surfboard: a stringer (the material that runs down the middle of a surfboard to strengthen it), a tail pad (a pad applied at the back end of a surfboard to prevent slipping), and a cloth (laminated around the core of a surfboard). While the first two mentioned are still being developed, Cox is confident about the up-cycled cloth.

A Haydenshapes Surfboard utilizing upcycled cloth

A Haydenshapes Surfboard utilizing the upcycled cloth.

The cloth is made from carbon fiber and fiberglass off-cuts from the lamination process, the very same process that the cloth is going to be used for. These off-cuts are chopped up, aerated, then put into a fabric weaving machine, creating a unique black and white pattern that will be different from board to board.

The entire process is currently done by hand, but Cox wants to scale it up eventually to be able to produce more from waste. He said, “From a materials standpoint, it’s my goal to create new eco options and make them available to the entire industry.”

With his other ideas still being prototyped and tested, it’s only a matter of time before Haydenshapes makes the move towards a fully sustainable future. Hopefully the rest of the surfboard industry will follow suit.

Zenith Defy Classic Rainbow Ref. 32.9002.670/71.R583

Zenith Defy Classic Rainbow Ref. 32.9002.670/71.R583

Zenith flaunts their gem-setting and watchmaking prowess with the Defy High Jewelry series. The collection features sapphire and diamond studded versions of the Defy Classic and El Primero 21. Part of the Defy High Jewelry series is the DEFY Classic Rainbow, a timepiece that captures the intensity of the different hues of sapphire.

Zenith Defy Classic Rainbow case paved with diamonds

The 41mm Defy Classic Rainbow keeps the functions simple with three hands and a date presented on a star-shaped, openworked dial. The ultra-light titanium case is topped by a bezel set with 48 multi-colored baguette-cut sapphires, arranged by color gradation. 

White diamonds are also on the lugs and sides of the case using a snow setting technique. The diamonds are of various sizes, and are arranged in a seemingly random pattern to hide as much visible metal as possible, while allowing light to capture the beauty of the stones. 

The Zenith Defy Classic Rainbow is available at Lucerne Okada.

Zenith DEFY Classic Rainbow Soldat View

Zenith Defy Classic Rainbow

Ref. 32.9002.670/71.R583

Case

  • 41mm
  • Titanium full set case

Dial and Hands

  • White openworked dial
  • Rhodium-plated, faceted hour markers and hands coated with Super-LumiNova®  SLN C1

Functions

  • Hours, minutes
  • Central seconds hand
  • Date indicator at 6 o’clock

Movement

  • Automatic
  • Elite 670 SK calibre
  • 50-hour power reserve
  • Silicon escape wheel and lever

Strap

  • White rubber strap with white “satin effect”
Grammys

We saw a lot of familiar faces at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. The face we saw the most of was Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Rolex. However, some celebrities wanted to go against the grain and adorned their wrist with other brands.

Here’s a run-down of the artists we spotted wearing a Rolex:

John Legend: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in Platinum with Diamond Pave

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DJ Khaled: Rolex Gold Sky-Dweller

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Trevor Noah: Rolex GMT-Master II

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Khalid: Rolex Datejust

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YoungKio, Shay Smyers, Guy Lawrence, and PJ Morton: Rolex Datejust

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Joe Jonas: Bvlgari Octo Finissimo

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Joe Perry: Panerai

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Ellen DeGeneres wearing a Patek Philippe 5270, Swae Lee, Young Thug, and Connor McGregor flaunting their Patek Philippe Nautilus

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Nick Jonas and 21 Savage sporting Richard Mille

 

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JLC dazzling rendez-vous banner

JLC dazzling rendez-vous banner

A little known fact about Jaeger-LeCoultre: they were one of the first watch brands to make watches that catered to women. For a bit of context, during the 18th and 19th century women saw wrist watches as jewellery pieces rather than timekeeping tools. And this gave Jaeger-LeCoultre a chance to get a bit more creative. Thus began their journey honing their specialization in gem-setting. 

The Rendez-Vous collection, first released in 2012, remembers this specific part in the Swiss watch manufacturer’s history. The recently reimagined models embody the essence of femininity and flaunt such stunning, rich details. 

With their latest Dazzling Rendez-Vous they had expert artisans to ornament the timepiece with precious stones. It’s a rather slow and painstakingly meticulous process, but delivers the most beautiful and elegant results.

The prong, or griffes, is a kind of setting that maximizes the presence of each stone on the watch by using thin claw-like metal strips to hold each diamond in place. This allows the light to pass through the diamonds from every angle.

JLC dazzling rendez-vous claw setting

This dazzling timepiece comes in a 36mm white or pink gold case on alligator leather straps in either blue or taupe. It features a mother-of-pearl dial, floral roman numerals, and a day and night function at 6 o’clock.

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Dazzling Rendez-Vous Night & Day

Ref. Q3433570 / Ref. Q3432570

Case 

  • 36mm
  • White gold, pink gold

Dial and Hands

  • Mother of pearl, diamonds
  • Florale recto hands

Functions

  • hours/minutes
  • night/day indicator
  • Open caseback

Movement

  • 898B/1–Automatic calibre
  • Automatic, self-winding
  • 38 hour power reserve
  • 5 BAR water resistance

Strap

  • Blue or taupe alligator leather strap

 

Patek Philippe 5172G001 banner

Patek Philippe 5172G-001 banner

While we anticipate whether majority of the watch brands will decide to follow the color Pantone has set for the year, let’s take a look at which of them were already ahead of trend.

Patek Philippe 5172G

Patek Philippe Chronograph Ref. 5172G-001

Showcased at last year’s Baselworld, the Chronograph 5172G shares similar aesthetics with the retired 5170. The updated chronograph comes in a 41mm white gold case, round guilloched pushers and a blue dial contrasted by luminous white gold Arabic numerals and hands. See our other favorite Patek Philippe watches from Baselworld 2019 here

Patrimony Self Winding

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Ref. 85180/000R-B515

In 2019, Vacheron Constantin decided to add 18 more models to their Patrimony collection, and the Patrimony self-winding is one of them. The 36mm 18K 5N pink gold case houses a sunburst satin-finished midnight blue dial. It embodies an understated, minimalist look as it makes use of a date function and hour, minutes, and seconds indicators.

JLC Reverso Tribute Small Seconds

Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Ref. 3978480

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso is well known for its iconic Art Deco inspired style and geometric simplicity. The Reverso Tribute Small Seconds comes in a 45.6 X 27.4mm case with a blue sunray-brushed finish dial, applied hour markers, and a small seconds at 6 o’clock. The watch is fashioned on a blue strap designed by Argentinian bookmaker Fagliano.

Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu

Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu Titanium Blue Ref. 415.NX.7179.VR.MXM18

As avid supporters of the arts, Hublot has collaborated with Swiss tattoo artist Maxime Plescia-Buchi. The 45mm Big Bang Sang Bleu Titanium Blue is comprised of clean, geometric, symmetric lines and shapes and paired with a blue dial and strap. 

Chopard Alpine Eagle

Chopard Alpine Eagle Ref. 298600-3001

Chopard recently released the Alpine Eagle, a reinterpretation of the St. Moritz watch which was designed by Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele. The 41mm timepiece features a deep blue dial which resembles an eagle’s iris. The watch is also crafted from Lucent Steel A223, a REACH-certified and ethically produced metal exclusively developed in-house by the brand. Chopard partnered up with the Eagle Wings Foundation, which raises awareness about the Alps and the environmental issues at present. 

GP Laureato

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 

Girard-Perregaux’s iconic Laureato has been reinterpreted numerous times since it was first conceived in 1975. This Laureato comes in a 34mm, 38mm or 42mm steel case with a blue Clou de Paris patterned dial. Read more about Girard-Perregaux’s history here

Reservoir Hydrosphere Blue Hole

Reservoir Hydrosphere Blue Hole Ref. RSV03.HY/130-21.BH

Reservoir gets inspiration from different measuring instruments. The Hydrosphere Blue Hole was designed with the image of scuba diving pressure gauges in mind. The watch measures 45mm in diameter with features that are essential for divers like a 250-meter water resistance and a unidirectional rotating bezel with a double scale to be able to read time at different depths. Learn more about Reservoir here

 

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