Luxurious Magazine love watches and we know that many of you do too. Below we’ve highlighted a selection of some of our favourite new watches recently released.
The Chopard Happy Sport Medium Automatic
Chopard are one of those watch brands that scream quality and the renowned Happy Sport line has been one of the mainstays that have contributed to this reputation. You might not realise this but the Happy Sport line has been with us for 20 years. Two decades ago Caroline Scheufele created the line and to celebrate this Chopard have introduced the new Happy Sport Medium Automatic. Aside from the obvious signature diamonds, the dial has an elegant guilloché motif provides an ideal playground for the aforementioned stones, while the sapphire caseback affords a chance to admire the finely decorated automatic movement graced with straight Côtes de Genève.
Andersen Geneva – Great Day & Night Edition 2014
The first ‘Grande Jour et Nuit’ was launched in a limited edition of 20 pieces in 2002 due to the rarity of the Frederic Piguet movement in the collection. These proved extremely popular selling out in a short time. The good news is that it’s back in a limited edition of 50 – 30 in gold, 20 in white gold and all numbered. The classic Frederic Piguet movement returns once again – hand wound and ultra-flat, complete with the genius jumping hour mechanism. The double hour hand, associated with the small minute hand, offers an aesthetic and readable display of both day and nigh time on an exclusive dial of blue gold or natural stones such as Jade, Aventurine, white marble, gorossularite etc.
The U-BOAT Phoenix: design purity meets precious stones
The Phoenix classic chrono is a great example of design purity with a strong timeless and recognizable identity, that evolves into a fine jewelry watch. The sterling silver case, recrafted by hand using traditional artisanal techniques, received martellée finishing, and then was partially drilled, in order to create small cracks in the sterling silver 925 material. Furthermore all these small cracks have been patiently filled by Italian craftsmen with 180 black diamonds. The strap, a great example of fine Italian handiwork, boasts exclusive symbols in silver and precious stones crafted into it. This precious 48 case along with impressive dial, sapphire glass and strap turns this classic watch into a brand new jewelry masterpiece.
Speake-Marin Spirit Seafire
Speake-Marin is one of those brands that has managed to produce a truly loyal and dedicated following. One of the main reasons for this is that the watches are simply nice to look at, nothing too garish or outlandish, classically shaped watches that can be worn in a suit or jeans. Having made minute repeaters, perpetual calendars, tourbillons and other horological sleights of hand, the most British of Swiss watchmakers presents his first chronograph, Spirit Seafire, a name inspired by another first: the Supermarine Seafire which was the British Royal Navy’s first carrier-based airplane. Remarkably distinctive, this masterful composition is set in a new Piccadilly case in titanium. Superbly staged against a mat black dial, the three-dimensional indications feature white Super-LumiNova applications which glow green in the dark for excellent legibility. Roman numerals on the hour counter at 6 o’clock are a rarely-seen detail. Small seconds at 9 o’clock take the form of Speake-Marin’s signature “topping tool” logo.