The manufacture celebrates the 60th anniversary of its legendary Autavia collection with three new models, including the line’s first three-hand GMT shown here. Powered by the Caliber 7 COSC GMT movement, the handsome 42mm model immediately catches the eye with its radiant blue sunbrushed dial, attractive blue and black ceramic bezel on a polished stainless steel case, and coated numerals and hands. of Super-LumiNova. for perfect readability. The three new iterations of Autavia
are presented either on a stainless steel bracelet or on an alligator leather strap fitted with a double push-button folding clasp. Easy strap interchangeability on all models gives wearers more style options as they can purchase additional straps if desired – perfect for the style-conscious traveler.
Feast your eyes on the house’s ultra-cool version of one of its astronomical complications – the Moonstruck. To accentuate the feeling of being at the heart of the universe, the astronomical watch designer Ludwig Oechslin placed the part of the northern hemisphere seen from the North Pole, in the center of the sapphire crystal. To increase the 3D effect, a domed crystal – with micro-engraved earth masses inside – is set in the sapphire crystal case surrounded by an engraved date ring in rose gold. In addition to the time display backed by an aventurine disc representing the night sky, the times from around the world can be read thanks to the fixed flange displaying the reference cities in 24 time zones. A sun in relief and time indications from 1 to 24 hours are also displayed on a rotating disc. Housed in the geometric 45mm case of a Blast timepiece, the watch also features a dual time zone mechanism. A moon phase brings relief and visual interest to the dial in black ceramic and black DLC-treated titanium. The astronomical creation is presented with three black straps in alligator, velvet and rubber to suit all tastes and all occasions.
The manufacture’s Overseas collection welcomes two new models: the Overseas Chronograph Everest and, here, the Overseas Dual Time Everest. Featuring a rugged and dashing look, the two numbered limited editions of 150 pieces are ideal for everyday use and the most daring exploits. Presenting a 41 mm case combining titanium and stainless steel, the Overseas Dual Time Everest is driven by the self-winding movement 5110 DT/2, which allows the simultaneous reading of two time zones. In addition to the classic local time indications, a fourth orange arrow-tipped hand displays the local time. This is coupled with a day/night indicator in the same light shade. The hand-type date display at 6 o’clock is synchronized with local time, which can be adjusted by a dedicated pusher. The two time zones at 12 o’clock can be corrected by turning the crown in one direction or the other. Visible through the display back, the anthracite gray NAC treatment of the plate gives the movement a contemporary aesthetic. The finishing touch is a 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight adorned with an engraving of Mount Everest inspired by a photograph by American mountaineer Cory Richards.
The ref. 5930p-001 self-winding world time flyback chronograph comes in a new iteration combining the sparkle of platinum with a bright green dial and strap. It is an unexpected blend of classicism, cosmopolitan spirit and audacity that gives the singular personality to this cult model, which is inspired by a one-of-a-kind timepiece from 1940. The center of the dial testifies to patek philippe’s mastery of craftsmanship through a hand-guilloché circular pattern. Since the ch 28-520 hu caliber is equipped with a column wheel and a modern vertical disc clutch, the central chronograph hand can also be used as a seconds display. The universal time function simultaneously displays the time of 24 time zones, with the names of the reference cities printed in green on a corresponding disc. To change time zones, an exclusive patented mechanism enables all displays to be corrected by pressing the pusher at 10 o’clock without affecting the precision of the movement.
The Octo Roma WorldTimer renews the genre of a classic function and propels it into the contemporary world. Dressed in the essential Octo Roma case, the timepiece is designed for globetrotters as it allows instantaneous reading of 24 time zones. This version of the world time function is driven by the BVL 257, a new integrated movement developed and produced by the brand’s manufacture in Sentier. The dial has a central display of hours, minutes and seconds associated with a double rotating disc on the outer edge: one for 24 reference cities and another with a graduated scale over 24 hours. Together, they allow simple and immediate reading of the time. The Octo Roma WorldTimer lets you travel the world in lavish Bvlgari style as it showcases select cities where the brand has a hotel or plans to open one. The elegant and sober model is available in satin and polished stainless steel livery, or in black steel livery with sandblasted surfaces as shown here.
The iconic 44GS turns 55 this year and Grand Seiko is marking the occasion with the new Hi-Beat 36000 GMT 44GS 55th Anniversary Edition (SBGJ255), which joins the manufacture’s Heritage collection. Produced in a limited edition of 1,200, this lightweight titanium model features a softly shimmering white dial that contrasts perfectly with the blue letters “GS” and “GMT”, matching the blued steel GMT hand. The 40mm timepiece is driven by the hi-beat 9S86 automatic movement with 55 hours of power reserve. The GMT hand and 24-hour flange make it easy to read the time of a second time zone, while the hour hand can be adjusted independently without stopping the watch. In honor of this special anniversary, the model bears the iconic Grand Seiko lion emblem on its titanium oscillating weight in a golden hue obtained by anodic oxidation.
Super AVI, the new watch series from the Swiss manufacture, celebrates aviation history with designs inspired by the original 1953 Co-Pilot Ref. The 765 AVI pilot’s watch and four legendary aircraft: the North American Aviation P-51 Mustang, the Vought F4U Corsair, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk and the de Havilland Mosquito. The range offers five unique GMT chronograph variants that pay homage to the four iconic aircraft, whose silhouettes adorn each of the watches’ display casebacks. Pictured is the Super AVI Curtiss Warhawk. Along with a military green dial and contrasting white chronograph counters, red accents play off the model’s famous eponymous aircraft shark mouth art on its nose which gave it its unmistakable identity. The sturdy 46mm watch is powered by the in-house Caliber B04, a COSC-certified self-winding movement with a 70-hour power reserve.
It takes a strong personality to carry the imposing GMT Sport “Sincere Fine Watches Special Edition”, developed by the Swiss house in a contemporary and sharp orange version. The new case features a horizontal satin finish, emphasizing the distinctive profile of the GMT Sport bezel: an elliptical shape slightly curved to follow the contours of the wrist. Despite the complex appearance of the 45mm titanium GMT, its functions are arranged in an intuitive order with central hours and minutes, second time band at 10 o’clock, power reserve at 3 o’clock and globe at 8 o’clock. A key visual element of the watch, the globe offers a three-dimensional time display patented by Greubel Forsey. It performs a complete rotation in 24 hours, allowing easy reading of universal time. As seen from above the North Pole, a 24-hour graduated ring allows local time to be read for all longitudes, while serving as a day/night indication. On the back of the case, a disc displaying the names of the cities surrounded by two rings makes it possible to read the universal time (UTC) and the summer time of 24 cities in 24 major time zones. For this five-piece special edition reserved for the Sincere Group in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, the bracelets are presented in three options – traditional black, textured orange rubber and an all-new integrated ultra-lightweight titanium bracelet which is a first for Greubel Forsey.
This story first appeared in the March 2022 issue of Prestige Singapore.