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Watches Jewellery November 2020: What's New In Watches

November 2020: What's New In Watches

November 2020: What's New In Watches
Discover the latest in the luxury watch industry (Photo: Courtesy of Patek Philippe)
By Annie Darling
By Annie Darling
November 10, 2020
The best tourbillon watches for men, and aluminium takes centre stage

1/15 Carl F Bucherer

Patravi TravelTec Color Edition Four Seasons by
Carl F Bucherer (Photo: Courtesy of Carl F Bucherer)
Patravi TravelTec Color Edition Four Seasons by Carl F Bucherer (Photo: Courtesy of Carl F Bucherer)

Four new dial colours have been introduced to Carl F Bucherer’s TravelTec series, with each representing a different season: green for spring, yellow for summer, orange for autumn and blue for winter.

The TravelTec model has been around, in various iterations, for 15 years and its triple time-zone complication has become a staple in Carl F Bucherer’s line-up. Wear yours with a rubber strap.

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2/15 Hublot

Big Bang Ferrari 1000 GP by Hublot (Photo: Courtesy of Hublot)
Big Bang Ferrari 1000 GP by Hublot (Photo: Courtesy of Hublot)

Hublot has launched two limited editions of 20 pieces each from its iconic Big Bang collection to commemorate Ferrari’s milestone participation in Formula One. To celebrate Ferrari’s 1,000th Grand Prix, a milestone in Formula One’s 70th anniversary year, the Big Bang Ferrari 1000 GP comes in white gold or carbon ceramic. An open-worked dial gives us a sneak peek at the HUB1243 automatic movement.

3/15 MB&F + L’Epée 1839

TriPod by MB&F + L’Epée 1839 (Photo: Alex Teuscher)
TriPod by MB&F + L’Epée 1839 (Photo: Alex Teuscher)

The second “Robocreature”—half robot, half animal—designed by MB&F in collaboration with L’Epée 1839, a Swiss manufacture that specialises in making high-end clocks, the TriPod takes the power of three principle very seriously.

The clock’s dial shows the time in three consecutive 12-hour scales and is suspended between three insect-like legs. Is it creepy? Is it cool? Heck, why can’t it be both? “In the same way that H R Giger created his Alien universe, we’re creating our own world of creatures,” says MB&F founder Maximilian Büsser.

4/15 Franck Muller

Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton by Franck Muller (Photo: Courtesy of Franck Muller)
Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton by Franck Muller (Photo: Courtesy of Franck Muller)

For the first time, Franck Muller has housed its Revolution 3 triple-axis tourbillon movement in its signature Vanguard case. Known for complex complications, Franck Muller launched the world’s first tri-axial tourbillon in 2004.

Designed to reduce the impact of gravity on the watch’s movement regardless of its position, it’s more effective than the classic tourbillon, which only protects the watch when it’s in a vertical position.

5/15 Panerai

Submersible Azzurro 42 mm
PAM01209 by Panerai (Photo: Courtesy of Panerai)
Submersible Azzurro 42 mm PAM01209 by Panerai (Photo: Courtesy of Panerai)

One of the most robust collections Panerai makes today, the Submersible welcomes a new limited edition to its ranks, complete with a black dial and blue ceramic bezel insert.

This highly water-resistant dive watch comes with large luminous indexes for added visibility and, as expected, the stainless-steel Submersible Azzurro—Italian for light blue—stays true to the collection’s nautical aesthetic.

6/15 Ulysse Nardin

Blue Blast by Ulysse Nardin (Photo: Courtesy of Ulysse Nardin)
Blue Blast by Ulysse Nardin (Photo: Courtesy of Ulysse Nardin)

Available in four different variations, Ulysse Nardin’s latest release comes in a sturdy 45 mm case that houses an openworked automatic tourbillon with three days of power reserve. Powered by the new in-house UN-172 automatic winding movement, Blast is convenient as well as handsome.

7/15 Rolex

Oyster Perpetual 41 mm by Rolex (Photo: Courtesy of Rolex)
Oyster Perpetual 41 mm by Rolex (Photo: Courtesy of Rolex)

Rolex has reimagined one of its most recognisable collections. The Oyster Perpetual 36 series will now be available with candy pink, yellow, green, coral red and turquoise dials. And for those who aren’t into bright colours, the Swiss watchmaker has introduced a larger 41 mm model with a traditional silver dial.

8/15 Breguet

Tradition Quantième Rétrograde Ref 7597 by Breguet (Photo: Courtesy of Breguet)
Tradition Quantième Rétrograde Ref 7597 by Breguet (Photo: Courtesy of Breguet)
No 2292 pocket watch by Breguet (Photo: Courtesy of Breguet)
No 2292 pocket watch by Breguet (Photo: Courtesy of Breguet)

Breguet continues to pay tribute to its exquisite heritage pocket watches with the launch of its Tradition Quantième Rétrograde Ref 7597.

The bridges, wheels, escapement and barrel have all been placed on top of the Tradition Quantième Rétrograde’s baseplate, so all of its inner workings can be admired from the dial rather than the caseback. When flipped over, it reveals the watch’s central rotor, which is beautifully shaped like the winding mass found on early pocket watches.

9/15 Omega

Nekton deploys some of the
world’s most advanced deep-diving submersibles (Photo: Courtesy of Omega)
Nekton deploys some of the world’s most advanced deep-diving submersibles (Photo: Courtesy of Omega)

Omega’s new edition of its Seamaster Diver 300M has been released in support of the Nekton foundation, a leading nonprofit association that’s committed to protecting the world’s oceans by accelerating scientific exploration.

Available with either an integrated steel bracelet or a black rubber strap, an all-black ceramic dial gives this watch a modern and moody look. Inspect the caseback to see a special engraving that celebrates Omega’s partnership with Nekton.

10/15 Tudor

Black Bay P01 by Tudor (Photo: Courtesy of Tudor)
Black Bay P01 by Tudor (Photo: Courtesy of Tudor)

If you’re into vintage watches, look no further than the Black Bay P01. Inspired by a prototype from the 1960s that was designed for the American navy, this timepiece by Tudor celebrates the brand’s maritime heritage.

11/15 Jaquet Droz

Petite Heure Minute Relief
Dragon by Jaquet Droz (Photo: Courtesy of Jaquet Droz)
Petite Heure Minute Relief Dragon by Jaquet Droz (Photo: Courtesy of Jaquet Droz)

Jaquet Droz has unveiled an extraordinary interpretation of the Earth Dragon, the fifth element in the 60-year cycle of the traditional Chinese calendar.

Limited to eight pieces worldwide, this watch comes with a dial carved from jasper, which was cut, softened and polished by hand. A smaller off-centre dial at 12 o’clock in black onyx features two red gold hands, and perfectly pops against various shades of brown and burgundy.

12/15 Chopard

Liang Bo wears the Alpine Eagle
by Chopard (Photo: Courtesy of Chopard)
Liang Bo wears the Alpine Eagle by Chopard (Photo: Courtesy of Chopard)

Following the Alpine Eagle’s cameo appearance in the popular South Korean drama Crash Landing on You, Chopard has tapped into the influential Asian market and tasked Chinese singer Liang Bo with bringing its most elegant collection to life.

One of China's leading musicians, Bo is hoping to strike a chord with watch collectors everywhere, and has already been photographed wearing his ultra-resistant steel piece.

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13/15 Montblanc

Taron Egerton wears an 1858 Geosphere by Montblanc (Photo: Courtesy of Montblanc)
Taron Egerton wears an 1858 Geosphere by Montblanc (Photo: Courtesy of Montblanc)

In a new campaign by Montblanc, What Moves You, Makes You, Golden Globe-winning actor Taron Egerton, who starred in the Elton John biopic Rocketman (2019), is photographed wearing the brand’s1858 Geosphere. “Acting is about play, you know?”

Egerton says about his profession. “It’s exactly the same as when you’re a kid and you’re holding an action figure or toy car or a set of cups and pretending to have a tea party. It’s all imagination and you're performing a part. It’s just a little bit more sophisticated now than it was then.”

14/15 Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph by Audemars Piguet (Photo: Courtesy of Audemars Piguet)
Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph by Audemars Piguet (Photo: Courtesy of Audemars Piguet)

Audemars Piguet has added to its line of highly engineered ceramic chronographs. Harder than steel, ceramic withstands super-high temperatures, thermal shocks and scratches. Tatler recommends the watchmaker’s fierce Royal Oak Offshore, which now comes in numerous colours that are elevated by Méga Tapisserie dials and robust rubber straps.

The classic blue and green models come in stainless steel, but this brown model comes with a distinctive pink gold case that beautifully complements the bezel’s brown ceramic, which is used for the very first time by Audemars Piguet.

15/15 Patek Philippe

Minute Repeater Tourbillon Ref 5303R-001 by Patek Philippe (Photo: Courtesy of Patek Philippe)
Minute Repeater Tourbillon Ref 5303R-001 by Patek Philippe (Photo: Courtesy of Patek Philippe)

Patek Philippe’s latest repeating watch is a newer version of the brand’s Minute Repeater Tourbillon Singapore 2019 Ref 5303R-010, which was launched last year and limited to just 12 pieces.

While this model isn’t a limited edition, production numbers will be low, so act fast—otherwise these rose gold treasures will be gone for good.

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