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Reservoir Longbridge on wrist of driver
 

The Reservoir Longbridge was inspired by the dashboard dial of 1960s Mini Coopers.

Many watchmakers have taken their inspiration from cars, planes, and submarines, but none have translated this inspiration onto a timepiece quite like Reservoir.

Each watch bearing the Reservoir name features a central retrograde minute hand, jumping hour at 6 o’clock, and a power reserve spanning 7 o’clock to 5 o’clock. While the configuration of its functions is a departure from the conventional three-hand dial, it isn’t altogether unfamiliar. All their designs are nods to specific measurement dials from yesteryear.


Tiefenmesser Soldier View
GT Tour Soldier View
Hydrosphere Soldier View
L-R: GT Tour, Tiefenmesser, Hydrosphere

Their sports watch, the GT Tour, for example, was inspired by the RPM counter of 1970s Porches. But instead of having the numbers zero to eight, the numbers on the timepiece dial are zero to six.

The Tiefenmesser was modeled after the depth gauge found in World War II U-Boats. Watches from this collection are available in steel and bronze, which were both materials used to make the original German submarine.

The Hydrosphere is the brand’s proprietary dive watch and resembles scuba diving pressure gauges. Waterproof up to 250 meters and equipped with a ceramic uni-directional rotating bezel, its unique design and functionality got it onto the shortlist for dive watches at the most recent Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve.

Getting shortlisted for what is essentially the Oscars of the watchmaking industry is no small feat. And it is made all the more impressive considering how Reservoir is a new watch brand that launched just barely over two years ago.

The design of the Reservoir watch is the brainchild of career banker François Moreau, who married his passion for vintage measurement gauges with his passion for fine watchmaking in 2015. Partnering with fellow watch enthusiasts François Nakkachdji, François-Marie Neycensas and Guillaume de Bonvouloir, the team found a Swiss watchmaker who could create and assemble the movement that would bring their concept to life. In 2017, the brand joined Baselworld for the first time to present prototypes of their watches and to collect feedback, and now, two years later, the brand is now available in locations around the world.

Francois Nakkachdji discussing Reservoir watch
Reservoir Business Developer Francois Nakkachdji discussing Reservoir

The Philippines is officially the 19th location, and for the launch, Business Developer François Nakkachdji flew into Metro Manila to present their timepieces at an intimate press launch at Raffles, Makati. Explaining Reservoir’s three mainstay complications, Nakkachdji told the audience, “The retrograde minute hand, jumping hours, and power reserve are all sought after in the horological industry. They are usually the mark of haute horology, but Reservoir is the first to put them together at an affordable price, for every day wear.”

Asked for the reasoning behind the name Reservoir, Nakkachdji said, “Reservoir means ‘oil tank’ in French. And, of course, the oil tank is the link between cars, aeronautics, and marine vehicles.” As for the logo, he went on to say, “You see the little red square—it’s actually taken from the marks on the side of jerrycans.” And jerrycans, of course, were reservoirs.

Lucerne is the exclusive distributor of Reservoir in the Philippines, and the watches will soon be available at L’Atelier Lucerne in Bonifacio Global City.

Lucerne Ivan Yao and Reservoir Francois Nakkachdji
Lucerne Managing Director Ivan Yao (left) and François Nakkachdji (right) at the Reservoir press launch.

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2019 GPHG Prize Winners

Royal Oak Selfwinding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-ThinLast November 6, prize winners of the highly anticipated Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve (GPHG for short) were announced. Snagging not one, not two, but three GPGH prizes from this year is Audemars Piguet, which includes the biggest award of them all: Aiguille d’Or Grand Prix.

 

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Aiguille d’Or Grand Prix – Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin

The GPHG Aiguille d’Or grand prize is given to the overall best watch. This year, the world’s thinnest automatic perpetual calendar wins the biggest award of the night. Audemars Piguet’s ultra thin Royal Oak Selfwinding Perpetual Calendar was first presented at SIHH 2018 as a prototype, and at the time was called RD#2. The refined model is 6mm thin and comes in a 41mm case made of  titanium and 950 platinum.

 

 

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Men’s Complication Watch Prize – Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Minute Repeater Supersonnerie

The prize is given to the men’s watch that possesses excellence in creativity and intricacy, and Audemars Piguet’s Code 11.59 best represents this. The 41mm manual wound minute repeater has superb sound quality and volume thanks to their patented gongs and the case’s construction.

 

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Iconic Watch Prize – Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra Thin

The recently added category celebrates watches that come from emblematic collections and made a lasting influence on the history of watchmaking. Audemars Piguet takes another win with their iconic Royal Oak timepiece. The 39mm watch is the second in the Royal Oak collection to come in a white gold case, and it was paired with a gold toned “Petite Tapisserie” dial which was last used for the Royal Oak’s 20th anniversary.

 

 

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Challenge Watch Prize – Tudor Black Bay P01

The challenge of this GPHG prize?  To make an exceptional watch with a retail price of CHF 4,000 or under. Tudor dared to take on this challenge with one of their Black Bay watches which first appeared at Baselworld 2019. Read more about the 1960s prototype inspired watch here.

 

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Innovation Prize – Vacheron Constantin Traditionnell Twin Beat perpetual calendar

This GPGH prize is awarded to the watch that goes the distance when it comes to innovation and development in watchmaking. Vacheron Constantin wins the award with a 42mm watch that beats at two different frequencies, adding another 64 days to its 4 day power reserve.

 

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Chronometry Watch Prize – Chronometrè Ferdinand Berthoud Carburised Steel Regulator

The prize is awarded to the mechanical watch that has at least one tourbillon, a special escapement and has contributed to the development of accurate time measurement. Ferdinand Berthoud comes in first with their 44mm carburised stainless steel watch that features a constant force tourbillon and a fusee-and-chain transmission.

 

See the complete list of winners below:

  • Ladies’ Watch Prize: Chanel J12 Calibre 12.1
  • Men’s Watch Prize: Voutilainen 28ti
  • Ladies’ Complication Watch Prize: MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT
  • Calendar and Astronomy Watch Prize: Hermes Arceau L’heure de la lune
  • Mechanical Exception Watch Prize: Genus GNS1.2
  • Chronograph Watch Prize: Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic
  • Diver’s Watch Prize: Seiko Prospex LX line diver’s
  • Jewellery Watch Prize: Bvlgari Serpenti Misteriosi Romani
  • Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: Voutilainen Starry Night Vine
  • “Petite Aiguille” Prize: Kudoke Kudoke 2
  • Audacity Prize: Urwerk AMC
  • “Horological Revelation” Prize: Ming 17.06 Copper
  • Special Jury Prize: Luc Pettavino, Only Watch founder and organizer

 

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6 A Ferrari Portofino welcomes guests in the Hublot Art of Fusion Exhibit

A Ferrari Portofino welcomes guests in the Hublot Art of Fusion Exhibit

See and experience what Hublot means by “The Art of Fusion” in their four-day exhibit, which will be open to the public, free of charge, from November 12 to 15 at the Fashion Walkway in Greenbelt 5. 

Right from the start, Hublot has always been a watch brand focused on the balance of tradition with innovation. Starting with combining classic gold with contemporary rubber, they went on to create even more in the last thirty years, utilizing the latest technology with the oldest watchmaking traditions. They eventually arrived on Philippine shores a little more than ten years ago, through their partnership with Lucerne. 

The exhibit, co-hosted with Lucerne, will focus on Hublot’s key partnershipsone of them being with sports car manufacturer, Ferrari. A sleek, red Ferrari Portofino, will be at the forefront of the exhibit, flanked by some of the timepieces that the two luxury brands collaborated on. 

Hublot’s timepieces made with their partners in the art world will also be featured; namely, the Classic Fusion Orlinski as well as the Big Bang Sang Bleu. 

Hublot’s very own watches will also be showcased, limited and award-winning alike. One such piece is the Big Bang MP-11, which boasts an astounding 14 days of power reserve. Some of these watches also include materials proprietary and unique to Hublot, such as Magic Gold and King Gold.

The Art of Fusion Exhibit in Manila runs from November 12-15

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2 Tudor Black Bay P01 models

2 Tudor Black Bay P01 models

The Tudor Black Bay P01 made its debut to the watch world last March at Baselworld 2019. The watch got its inspiration from the prototype Tudor developed and proposed to the U.S. Navy in the 1960s. A 12-hour rotatable bezel was required for the watch, as an important navigational tool for sailors. The bezel also had to be extremely sturdy so it wouldn’t get accidentally knocked out from its position. Thus, Tudor came up with a way for the P01 to lock the bezel in place with a manual claw mechanism located at 12 o’clock.

Black Bay P01 on wrist

Instead of being used solely for diving purposes, Tudor has modernized the latest P01 model by making it suitable for any physical activity under any climate. With a choice of a hybrid leather or rubber strap, the timepiece shows how it exemplifies the versatile sporting spirit. Moreover, the P01 is waterproof to 200 meters and features a patented end-link bezel lock system.

Black Bay P01 worn during a sports activity

The Black Bay P01 is one of the watches that have been pre-selected for the “Challenge Category” of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve 2019, which is a testament to Tudor’s long and pioneering tradition of watchmaking.

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Tudor Black Bay P01 Ref. 70150

Case

  • 42mm
  • Steel case 

Dial & Hands

  • Black, domed
  • Date indicator at 3 o’clock
  • Snowflake hands

Functions

  • 12-hour steel bidirectional rotating bezel with a stop system 
  • Screw-down steel winding crown at 4 o’clock
  • Waterproof to 200 meters

Movement

  • Manufacture calibre MT5612 
  • COSC-certified
  • Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
  • 70 hour power reserve
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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic 1969 James Bond film Her Majesty’s Secret Service, OMEGA is releasing a special edition of the Seamaster Diver 300M with a few allusions toward secret agent 007.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond special edition 
 
An evident reference is the timepece’s black ceramic dial that features a spiral-brushed gun barrel design, which is a signature device featured in majority of James Bond films. The latest Seamaster model is limited to 7,007 pieces and the limited edition number is indicated on 18K yellow gold plate located on the side of the case. Its hands and indexes are made from 18K yellow gold, including the 12 o’clock marker that takes inspiration from the Bond family coat-of-arms. 

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond special edition dial
 
Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond special edition side case
At night, a hidden number 50 appears inside the 10 o’clock marker, acting as a secret signature. And on the seventh day of each month, the number 7 that appears in  the date window uses the same typeface of the 007 logo. 

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond special edition in the dark
 
OMEGA President and CEO Mr. Raynald Aeschlimann describes the latest timepiece to be fitting for the classic Bond film as well as the iconic character himself.

Since GoldenEye in 1995, OMEGA has been on the wrist of James Bond for his missions. Click here for the background on 007’s history with watches.

 

 

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M

Case
  • 42 mm
  • Steel
Dial & Hands
  • Black, domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
  • Spiral-brushed gun barrel pattern
Functions
  • Anti-magnetic
  • Chronometer
  • Date at 6 o’clock
  • 7,007 pieces
  • Transparent caseback
  • Unidirectional rotating bezel
Movement
  • Omega 8800 Calibre
  • Self-winding movement with Co-Axial escapement
  • Certified Master Chronometer, approved by METAS
  • Free sprung-balance with silicon balance spring
  • Automatic winding in both directions
  • 55-hour power reserve
Patek Grand Exhibit

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Everyone is invited to immerse themselves in the world of Patek Philippe at the Watch Art Grand Exhibition 2019, which will be open to the public and will run from September 28 to October 13 at Singapore’s Marina Sands Bay Theatre.

Coinciding with the country’s 200th bicentennial celebration, this year’s Grand Exhibition puts emphasis on the importance of the relationship between Patek Philippe and the venerable local clientele that helped foster the appreciation for haute horology in the region.

Limited special-edition pieces influenced by Singaporean and Southeast Asian culture and art will be launched during the Grand Exhibition, and one of its ten themed rooms will be dedicated to highlighting the country’s journey and transformation into the prosperous and multi-cultural community it is today.

Other rooms will showcase Patek Philippe’s extensive collections, including rare and notable pieces that date as far back as 1839.  Visitors will also have the chance to watch a film about the last family-owned watch manufacture’s history, while several master watchmakers and skilled artisans will demonstrate their craft on site.

Watch Art Grand Exhibition 2019 is the fifth edition of Patek Philippe’s flagship event, and this is the first time for it to be held in Asia. Previous editions were held in Dubai (2012), Munich (2013), London (2015), and New York (2017).

 

To redeem tickets, visit patek.com/watchart2019 for more information.

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With Tudor having New Zealand’s national rugby team, the All Blacks, as their brand ambassadors since 2017, Tudor becoming the official timekeeper of the Rugby World Cup doesn’t come as a surprise. 

The All Blacks are looking to defend their back-to-back championship and hold up the Webb Ellis Cup for the fourth time in history in true “Born to Dare” spirit. The ambition doesn’t look too daunting with the team having an over 75% win rate. That win rate solidifies them as not only the best rugby team, but also one of the best teams in sports history.

 

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The All Black team’s victory in the Rugby World Cup 2015

 

This year’s Rugby World Cup is hosted by Japan, which started last September 20 and ends November 2. This is the first time the best rugby teams from all around the world get to run, kick, and tackle on Asian soil. Only held every four years, it’s an event rugby fans have been waiting a long time for. And with over 2 million people having gone to the last one, attendance is only expected to rise this year.

 

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In light of Tudor being the official timekeeper, the luxury watch brand gave all 23 Rugby World Cup referees a special edition of the Black Bay Chrono model fitted with a rubber strap, instead of the standard steel bracelet. It also has the World Cup’s logo engraved on the caseback, with the text “Official Timekeeper” under it.

 

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Of course, Tudor didn’t forget about their partnership with the All Blacks and released the Black Bay Chrono Dark. It’s limited to the overall number of players the All Blacks team has ever had, a total of 1,181 at the moment. Every time they recruit a new player into their ranks, Tudor will add one more, with each piece having its number engraved on the caseback.

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Black Bay Chrono Dark

Case
  • 41mm 
  • Matte black PVD-treated steel case with satin finish
Dials & Hands
  • Black, domed
  • Date at 6 o’clock
Functions
  • Hours, minutes
  • Chronograph seconds
  • Chronograph 45-minute counter at 3 o’clock
  • Small seconds at 9 o’clock
  • Instantaneous date at 6 o’clock without non-correction range
  • Stop seconds for precise time setting
Movement
  • Manufacture Calibre MT5813 (COSC) with chronograph function
  • Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system

Nobody’s a stranger to the high-quality skills and standards of the Swiss manufacturer. As they continuously wow the crowd with every well-made timepiece and superb collection they release, Chopard definitely took it to the next level at Baselworld 2019. While we’ve got a soft spot for their L.U.C collection, there was a certain watch that captured our hearts. Let’s get right on to it, shall we?

Chopard L.U.C Flying T Twin Ref. 161978-5001

Gracing us with its presence is Chopard’s first flying tourbillon, the L.U.C Flying T Twin. The 50-piece limited edition timepiece displays great technical and aesthetic refinement from its exceptionally slim rose gold case and hand-guillochéd dial all the way to its caliber movement.

As a testament of their commitment to ethical and responsible mining, Chopard made use of certified “Fairmined” rose gold material for its case, accompanied by a plant-dyed matte black alligator leather strap. The ruthenium grey dial draws your attention to the honeycomb motif at the center, much reminiscent of a beehive, which was the first logo used by Louis-Ulysse Chopard. Complementing the dial are rose gold hands and hour markers, producing a color contrast that exudes an undeniably chic and elegant aura. Adding to its style, an unimpeded view of the tourbillon carriage is highlighted through a small aperture at 6 o’clock. In case you were wondering, the “ Twin” in its name alludes to the twin barrel system used, which allows the watch a hefty 65-hour power reserve.

The Poincon de Geneve certification bestowed to the timepiece is a testament to its high hand-finish quality. A beautiful addition to Haute Horlogerie, the Flying T Twin is truly an exceptional creation from the L.U.C collection.

 

Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF Ref. 161945-1001

The XPS Twist QF provides unconventional excellence to the L.U.C line, bringing a smile to one’s face with its unorthodox details and design. Just like the Flying T Twin, the XPS Twist QF was similarly assembled in a “Fairmined” white gold case with a matte blue-grey plant-dyed alligator leather strap.

Time and time again, Chopard has never failed to stun the world with their controlled eccentricity and elegant asymmetry, and this time is no different. On its blue-grey dial is a circular satin-brushed motif that radiates out from a subdial located at an offset location. With the crown placed at 4 o’clock, these two asymmetric positions manage to equalize each other and create a sense of balance. Interestingly, this is the only L.U.C model without Arabic numerals at noon, replaced instead by a double-faceted hour marker.

Perhaps the most impressive mark found on the timepiece is the “Qualite Fleurier” appearing under the L.U.C name. Needless to say, the Fleurier Quality Foundation has one of the most rigorous and meticulous certifications in the watchmaking industry—and only a few pass the mark.

 

Chopard L.U.C XP Ref. 168592-3002

With just the bare necessities and purity of design, the L.U.C XP is elementary without being basic, a rare watch without it having to be a limited edition. Its slender case houses an intense blue dial which is enhanced by the surface’s texture. Adding a nice contrast to the dial’s deep, satin-brushed and modern matt finish are the applied rose gold hour markers and hands that shine so warmly. The simplicity and clean lines presented by the striking blue dial and rose gold colored indicators make the watch hard to beat by other complex timepieces. Asserting its casual elegance is its comfy blue merino wool strap, transforming the L.U.C XP into an ideal match for every man’s wardrobe.

 

Chopard Happy Sport Oval Ref. 278602-6004

It’s a happy day as Chopard pays tribute to their original 1993 Happy Sport, incorporating its feminine, galet bracelet into the newest Happy Sport Oval model. A slender elegance echoing a gentle and easy-going charm, the revival watch is available in an 18-carat rose gold, stainless steel, or two-tone bracelet with a polished or diamond-studded bezel of your picking. While we’re absolutely mesmerized by all three variants, the two-tone bracelet with a diamond-studded rose gold bezel sparked the most joy in us.

Jolly is this timepiece with its seven dancing diamonds, moving freely on its silver-toned dial, surrounded by a distinctively curved bezel. It’s astonishing how the bracelet is made out of metal but is flexible as knitted mesh. Its finely interwoven pebbled links give the watch elegance and charm as it follows the curves or your wrist, accentuating slenderness and comfortability. A timeless and playful design that expresses such light-heartedness while maintaining technical sophistication, the Happy Sport Oval has it all.

Longines is giving a breath of fresh air to its HydroConquest collection. Launched in 2005, Longines has recently given its Hydroconquest line a new brilliance by creating sleek models featuring a bezel embellished with a coloured ceramic insert. Today, the brand goes even further in using this exclusive material with a model entirely made from black ceramic, including a black rubber strap. With that said, let’s dive into the latest models below.

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.781.4.56.6
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.782.4.56.9
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.781.4.56.6

    Building on its expertise in the world of sports, Longines is expanding its HydroConquest collection this year, offering new and completely reimagined variations. Combining the technical excellence and the traditional elegance that are the hallmarks of the winged hourglass brand, these new refined models derive their inspiration from the fascinating world of aquatic sports. This 41 mm diameter model with a black sunray dial features a self-winding mechanical movement, mounted on a stainless steel bracelet or a black rubber strap.

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.782.4.56.9

    Building on its expertise in the world of sports, Longines is expanding its HydroConquest collection this year, offering new and completely reimagined variations. Combining the technical excellence and the traditional elegance that are the hallmarks of the winged hourglass brand, these new refined models derive their inspiration from the fascinating world of aquatic sports. This 41 mm diameter model with a black sunray dial features a self-winding mechanical movement, mounted on a stainless steel bracelet or a black rubber strap.

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.781.4.76.6
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.782.4.76.9
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.781.4.76.6

    You could always take a chance on the HydroConquest Ceramic model with a grey sunray dial and ceramic insert on the bezel if you’re tired of black dials and straps. This neutral grey timepiece will look extra fine when paired with a cool and casual outfit or with a dashing and dapper suit.  

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.782.4.76.9

    You could always take a chance on the HydroConquest Ceramic model with a grey sunray dial and ceramic insert on the bezel if you’re tired of black dials and straps. This neutral grey timepiece will look extra fine when paired with a cool and casual outfit or with a dashing and dapper suit.

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.781.4.96.6
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.782.4.56.9
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.781.4.96.6

    Nothing says love for aquatic sports than this HydroConquest Ceramic model with a deep blue sunray dial and ceramic insert on the bezel. This three-hand and a calendar watch, in all its deep and striking blue glory, will go excellently with any attire of your choice.  

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.782.4.56.9

    Nothing says love for aquatic sports than this HydroConquest Ceramic model with a deep blue sunray dial and ceramic insert on the bezel. This three-hand and a calendar watch, in all its deep and striking blue glory, will go excellently with any attire of your choice.  

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.56.6
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.56.9
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.56.6

    While this sporty and striking HydroConquest chronograph only comes in a 41mm diameter, you still have the option of choosing between a stainless steel bracelet or a black rubber watch strap. As it makes use of a mechanical self-winding movement with a column-wheel chronograph mechanism, the timepiece is powered by a L688.2 calibre with a power reserve of up to 54 hours and a water-resistance of 300 meters.

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.56.9

    While this sporty and striking HydroConquest chronograph only comes in a 41mm diameter, you still have the option of choosing between a stainless steel bracelet or a black rubber watch strap. As it makes use of a mechanical self-winding movement with a column-wheel chronograph mechanism, the timepiece is powered by a L688.2 calibre with a power reserve of up to 54 hours and a water-resistance of 300 meters.

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.76.6
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.76.9
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.76.6

    The HydroConquest Ceramic chronograph in grey is sure to work well with any of your wardrobe ensembles. As it takes your breath away with its sporty style and elegant design, its technical performance is just as impressive, having the same specs and elements as the black chronograph model.

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.76.9

    The HydroConquest Ceramic chronograph in grey is sure to work well with any of your wardrobe ensembles. As it takes your breath away with its sporty style and elegant design, its technical performance is just as impressive, having the same specs and elements as the black chronograph model.

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.96.6
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.96.9
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.96.6

    Let’s take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this irresistible and eye-catching chronograph model with a blue sunray dial and ceramic insert on the bezel. As it perfectly blends elegance and tradition on to your wrist, we’re certain that you’ll be the envy of watch and aquatic sports lovers everywhere.

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.96.9

    Let’s take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this irresistible and eye-catching chronograph model with a blue sunray dial and ceramic insert on the bezel. As it perfectly blends elegance and tradition on to your wrist, we’re certain that you’ll be the envy of watch and aquatic sports lovers everywhere.

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.784.4.56.9
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.784.4.56.9

    Capping off the collection is this all-black ceramic HydroConquest. Of course, its black matte dial isn’t the only component attributed to heightening the boldness of this model; its polished case and round satin bezel blend so smoothly into this single timepiece. Contrasting its matte dial are Super-LumiNova® coated hands and indexes, allowing superb legibility in dusky and pitch dark spaces.

At this year’s Baselworld, Tudor decided to build on its Black Bay family with quite interesting pieces. As they look back on their heritage for inspiration, and fuse it with the Black Bay aesthetics, Tudor has succeeded in creating polished and reliable watches that keep in line with its historical connection to divers’ watches.

 

Tudor Black Bay Bronze Ref. 79250BA-0002

In 2016, the Black Bay Bronze was the winner of the “Petite Aiguille” prize at the prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve. At Baselworld 2019, Tudor’s naval heritage timepiece returns—this time in a slate-grey dial, and a rare bronze case with a special patina. The 42mm case was made with a kind of brass used in old ships and diving equipment from naval history.  This living metal produces a subtle, unique patina on the watch case depending on the wearer’s habits. The patina develops into a warm brown and golden color over time, giving it a worn look that adds to its vintage vibe. Since dark colors tend to produce a slimming effect, its slate-grey dial slims down its hefty case. Another benefit of its grey dial is its high legibility which is the same as that of a black dial, only with a lot more charm. While we’re fans of an aged black leather strap, this slate-grey woven strap with a gold accent beautifully matches the watch’s color scheme. Overall, it’s striking watch with rich visual effects and an immense commanding presence on your wrist.

 

Tudor Black Bay 41/36/32 S&G Ref. M79503-0001

A new addition to the family is the slightly smaller and simple but well-designed Black Bay 41/36/32. This time, Tudor is giving you the privilege to refine the watch’s aesthetic—from choosing a 32, 36, 0r 41mm case, all the way down to selecting a lacquered black or champagne colored dial. While there are many combinations to choose from, we think the lacquered black dial in a 32mm case seems like a perfect blend. The polished timepiece comes in a new five-link yellow gold and steel bracelet that adds a subtle contrast and warmth, as well as a supple and comfortable look on one’s wrist. With just the right amount of gold, the watch is dressy without being formal, making it an excellent choice to wear on any occasion.

 

Tudor Black Bay Chrono S&G Ref. 79363N-0001

Two-tone fans, where are you? Tudor knows you’re out there. The watch house combined aquatic heritage and motorsport heritage in its Black Bay Chrono, now in S&G. While the core Black Bay characteristics remain present, such as the 41mm case and gold pushers, the timepiece comes in a polished, satin-finished steel and yellow gold bracelet. In fact, the entire piece is dripping in gold; from its crown, bracelet, pushers, all the way down to its bezel. With champagne-colored counters to create a warm and golden look, it also creates an ideal contrast against its domed matte black dial. The watch is finished with Tudor’s signature snowflake hands and red accents to incorporate a more sporty chronograph look. While you have an option of a brown aged bund leather strap and a black jacquard fabric strap to embrace the spirit of 70s racing, we’re a sucker for the S&G bracelet with that case. A standout from the pack, the chronograph is powered by a self-winding manufacture calibre, column wheel and vertical clutch—a first for Tudor.

 

Tudor Black Bay P01 Ref. M70150-0001

We’re down to the most talked about watch at Baselworld 2019: the Tudor Black Bay P01. The timepiece was based on a proposed prototype developed specifically for the US Navy in the 1960s. The PO1, standing for Prototype 1, was originally designed with a utilitarian aesthetic in mind, which explains the unorthodox winding crown at 4 o’clock and the unique end-link bezel lock system, all within a 42mm case entirely satin-brushed for a matte finish. Adding to its aesthetic is its domed matte black dial with painted luminescent hour markers and of course, Tudor’s signature snowflake hands. Accompanying the case is a rubber base strap bearing a snowflake motif on the back, finished with brown leather trim. Powering the watch is the manufacture caliber MT5612, making things perfectly engineered and sharp. All in all, we can definitely say it’s a well built Tudor watch with a great story and historical context behind it.

 

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