Barely a day goes by without a new watch being released, especially in the lead-up to the March Baselworld fair. Here are five that caught our eye.
Alpina’s “Full Black” Alpiner 4 Manufacture Flyback Chronograph remains true to its 2015 predecessor, but demonstrates a more aggressive and distinctive personality of its own. The new model features an intense black PVD coated case made of stainless steel. The black dial has beige luminous pearl black applied indexes matching the luminous beige hands, and features a date sub-dial at 6 0’clock.
Eterna’s Super KonTiki Chronograph is the latest in a long line of KonTiki timepieces that stretch back six decades. It boasts a 45mm case and in-house self-winding flyback chronograph movement, with its terrific vintage looks enhanced by generous lashings of white Super-luminova on the hands and triangular hour markers.
Hublot’s Spirit of Big Bang Bruce Lee Be Water is a limited edition model you can’t miss: it spans 47.7 mm x 56.30 mm with a microblasted black case and skeleton dial. A self-winding skeleton chronograph movement completes the picture. Mounted on a black rubber and blue alligator strap with blue stitching, just 100 will be produced.
Oris’s Artix Skeleton brings together elements of classical and contemporary watchmaking, combining a skeletonised movement with 21st century finishing techniques. Oris has plated the skeletonised parts of the movement in various shades of black and grey, giving it a three-dimensional appearance. The watch is a restrained 39mm and will retail for just under $4000.
ArtyaA’s so-called Race Mahogany draws inspiration from NASCAR motor racing. The 44.5mm model has a racy trick: a spinning aluminium rim in the shape of a BBS wheel sits above the carbon fibre dial, and only reveals the time when the watch is moving. The back of the watch features a tachometer rounding out the motor racing association.
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