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Watches & Wonders 2021: Breitling New Releases

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Breitling reveals their latest watch designs at Watches & Wonders 2021: The Premier Heritage Collection featuring six new Chronograph, Duograph and Datora models.
Watches and Wonders 2021 Breitling Premier Heritage Collection Reveals. Credit: Breitling
Watches and Wonders 2021 Breitling Premier Heritage Collection Reveals. Credit: Breitling

Breitling’s new releases from Watches & Wonders 2021 include six new Premier Heritage Collection pieces inspired by Breitling’s three-generation of founders.

Léon Breitling, who founded the company in 1884, originally patented a simple timer/tachymeter that could measure any speed between 15 and 150 km/h, an invention featured in the 1906 Vitesse pocket watch.

In 1915, his son, Gaston, created one of the first wrist-worn chronographs with an independent pusher at 2 o’clock. This innovation separated the start, stop, and reset functions from the crown, making it infinitely more practical for timing sports.

Then in 1934, Léon’s grandson, Willy, patented the second independent chronograph pusher at 4 o’clock.

Along with being a watchmaker, Willy also understood people’s desire for elegant and glamorous timepieces, leading him to design the original Premier watches in the 1940s.

“This heritage-inspired design with a stylish modern twist embodies some of Breitling’s most famous innovations, and revives Breitling’s legacy of inventing the modern chronograph. This truly is our heritage revived,” says Georges Kern, Breitling CEO.

The new generation of Premiers – the Breitling Premier Heritage Collection has been designed to bring the timeless elegance back to life and includes pieces from three specific categories: The Chronograph, The Duograph, and The Datora.


Breitling Premier B09 Chronograph 40 Releases

Like its 1940s precessors, the 40 mm Premier Heritage Chronograph is manually wound and is powered by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber B09, which is based on the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01.

The new Premier Heritage Chronograph is available in two variations: an eye-catching pistachio-green dial encased in stainless steel or a cream-colored silver dial encased in 18 k red gold.


Breitling Premier B09 Chronograph 40 Stainless Steel w/ Pistachio Green Dial Technical Specifications
Breitling Premier Heritage B09 Chronograph 40 Ref AB0930D31L1P1
The Breitling Premier B09 Chronograph 40 Stainless Steel w/ Pistachio Green dial. Credit: Breitling

Watch Model

  • Reference AB0930D31L1P1: Breitling Premier B09 Chronograph 40

Case

  • Stainless Steel
  • Diameter: 40 mm
  • Height: 13.08 mm
  • Water-resistant to 10 ATM

Dial/Functions/Indications

  • Pistachio green dial with Super-Luminova luminescent hour and minute hands

Movement

  • Breitling Manufacture Caliber B09
  • Power reserve minimum 70 hours
  • Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)

Strap

  • Gold-brown alligator leather strap with folding clasp

Price

  • Price of the Breitling Premier B09 Chronograph 40 Stainless Steel w/ Pistachio Green Dial Watch: USD$8,400

Breitling Premier B09 Chronograph 40 Red Gold w/ Cream Dial
Breitling Premier Heritage B09 Chronograph 40 Ref RB0930371G1P1
The Breitling Premier B09 Chronograph 40 Red Gold w/ Cream Dial. Credit: Breitling
Breitling Premier B09 Chronograph 40 Red Gold w/ Cream Dial Technical Specifications

Watch Model

  • Reference RB0930371G1P1: Breitling Premier B09 Chronograph 40

Case

  • 18K Red Gold
  • Diameter: 40 mm
  • Height: 13.08 mm
  • Water-resistant to 10 ATM

Dial/Functions/Indications

  • Cream dial with Super-Luminova luminescent hour and minute hands

Movement

  • Breitling Manufacture Caliber B09
  • Power reserve minimum 70 hours
  • Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)

Strap

  • Dark-brown alligator leather strap with folding clasp

Price

  • Price of the Breitling Premier B09 Chronograph 40 Red Gold w/ Cream Dial Watch: USD$20,200

Breitling Premier B15 Duograph 42 Releases

The new Premier Heritage Duograph is available in stainless steel with a blue dial or 18K red gold case with a black dial and is powered by Breitling’s Manufacture Caliber B15, based on the original Caliber B03.

The Duograph features a rattrapante function that enables the wearer to measure two elapsed times simultaneously thanks to its two superimposed chronograph hands.

Breitling Premier B15 Duograph 42 Stainless Steel Technical Specifications
Watches and Wonders 2021 Releases: Breitling Premier Heritage B15 Duograph 42 Ref AB1510171C1P1
The Breitling Premier B15 Duograph 42 Stainless Steel w/ Blue Dial. Credit: Breitling

Watch Model

  • Reference AB1510171C1P1: Breitling Premier B15 Duograph 42 Stainless Steel

Case & Bezel

  • Stainless Steel
  • Diameter: 42 mm
  • Height: 15.35 mm
  • Water-resistant to 10 ATM

Dial/Functions/Indications

  • Blue dial with Super-LumiNova luminescent hour and minute hands

Movement

  • Breitling Manufacture Caliber B15
  • Power reserve minimum 70 hours
  • Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)

Strap

  • Gold-brown alligator leather strap with folding clasp

Price

  • Price of the Breitling Premier B15 Duograph 42 Stainless Steel w/ Blue Dial: USD$10,250

Breitling Premier B15 Duograph 42 Red Gold w/ Black Dial Technical Specifications
Watches and Wonders 2021 Releases: Breitling Premier Heritage B15 Duograph 42 Ref RB1510251B1P1
The Breitling Premier B15 Duograph 42 Red Gold w/ Black Dial. Credit: Breitling

Watch Model

  • Reference RB1510251B1P1: Breitling Premier B15 Duograph 42 Red Gold

Case & Bezel

  • 18K Red Gold
  • Diameter: 42 mm
  • Height: 15.35 mm
  • Water-resistant to 10 ATM

Dial/Functions/Indications

  • Black dial with Super-LumiNova luminescent hour and minute hands

Movement

  • Breitling Manufacture Caliber B15
  • Power reserve minimum 70 hours
  • Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)

Strap

  • Black alligator leather strap with folding clasp

Price

  • Price of the Breitling Premier B15 Duograph 42 Red Gold w/ Black Dial: USD$22,850

Breitling Premier B25 Datora 42 Releases

The Breitling Premier Heritage Datora edition features Arabic numerals and is available in either a stainless steel case or an 18K red gold case, along with vintage-inspired hands and shiny alligator straps.

The 42 mm Premier Heritage Datora also stands out for its highly visible and complex functions, namely its day, date, and moon-phase displays, and is powered by the Manufacture Caliber B25.

Breitling Premier B25 Datora 42 Stainless Steel Technical Specifications
Breitling Premier Heritage B25 Datora 42 Ref AB2510201K1P1
The Breitling Premier B25 Datora 42 Stainless w/ Copper Dial. Credit: Breitling

Watch Model

  • Reference AB2510201K1P1: Breitling Premier B25 Datora 42 Stainless Steel

Case & Bezel

  • Stainless Steel
  • Diameter: 42 mm
  • Height: 15.35 mm
  • Water-resistant to 10 ATM

Dial/Functions/Indications

  • Copper dial with Super-LumiNova luminescent hour and minute hands

Movement

  • Breitling Manufacture Caliber B25
  • Power reserve minimum 48 hours
  • Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)

Strap

  • Dark-brown alligator leather strap with folding clasp

Price

  • Price of the Breitling Premier B25 Datora 42 Stainless Steel w/ Copper Dial: USD$12,950

Breitling Premier B25 Datora 42 Red Gold Technical Specifications
Breitling Premier Heritage B25 Datora 42 Ref RB2510371G1P1
The Breitling Premier B25 Datora 42 Red Gold edition. Credit: Breitling

Watch Model

  • Reference RB2510371G1P1: Breitling Premier B25 Datora Red Gold

Case & Bezel

  • 18K Red Gold
  • Diameter: 42 mm
  • Height: 15.35 mm
  • Water-resistant to 10 ATM

Dial/Functions/Indications

  • Cream dial with Super-LumiNova luminescent hour and minute hands

Movement

  • Breitling Manufacture Caliber B25
  • Power reserve minimum 48 hours
  • Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)

Strap

  • Dark-brown alligator leather strap with folding clasp

Price

  • Price of the Breitling Premier B25 Datora 42 Red Gold w/ Cream Dial: USD$25,650

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Watches & Wonders 2021: Patek Philippe New Releases

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Patek Philippe reveals their latest watch designs at Watches & Wonders 2021: Four new Nautilus watch designs, two Calatrava “Clous de Paris” watches and a new Annual Calendar model.
Patek Philippe Nautilus Olive Green 5711-1A-014-1
The new Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A with Olive-Green embossed dial. Credit: Patek Philippe

At this year’s Watches & Wonders Geneva 2021, Patek Philippe revealed an array of new watches, including four new Nautilus designs, a new grand complication with a perpetual calendar, a revival of the famous Calatrava with the “Clous de Paris” bezel, and an Annual Calendar with a round steel case and integrated metal bracelet.


New Patek Philippe 2021 Releases

Launched in 1976, the Nautilus model with its stainless steel case and rounded octagonal bezel drew inspiration from a ship’s porthole and quickly became a favorite for its casually elegant look and robust water resistance.

Now following the announcement that 2021 will be the last production year of the stainless steel model Ref. 5711/1A, Patek Philippe has unveiled a new olive green sunburst dial – a color that has never been seen before in the Nautilus collection.

This new colored dial will also be available in a version featuring a bezel set with 32 baguette diamonds, cut perfectly to match the octagonal bezel with rounded corners.

A new Ref. 5990/1R-001 Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph has also been revealed in rose gold with a blue sunburst dial and two time zones, a flyback chronograph, and an analog date display.

Meanwhile the new Nautilus Haute Joaillerie revisits a 2013-2018 design and has been given a random full diamond pave setting (also known as “snow-setting”), featuring 2553 flawless Top Wesselton brilliant-cut diamonds in a rose gold setting.


Patek Philippe Nautilus Stainless Steel Olive Green Ref. 5711/1A-014

Following the announcement that 2021 will be the last production year of the stainless steel model Ref. 5711/1A-010, Patek Philippe has unveiled a new olive green sunburst dial – a color that has never been seen before in the Nautilus collection – replacing the current 5711/1A-010 blue-black graduated dial.

Patek Philippe Nautilus Olive Green 5711-1A-014-2
Patek Philippe Nautilus Stainless Steel Olive Green Ref. 5711/1A-014. Credit: Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe Nautilus Stainless Steel Olive Green Technical Specifications

Watch Model

  • Reference 5711/1A-014: Patek Philippe Nautilus Olive Green

Case

  • Stainless Steel
  • Diameter: 40 mm
  • Height: 8.3 mm
  • Water-resistant to 12 ATM

Dial/Functions/Indications

  • Sunburst olive-green horizontally embossed dial with gold applied hour markers with luminescent coating

Movement

  • Patek Philippe Caliber 26-330 S C self-winding movement
  • Power reserve minimum 35-45 hours
  • Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)

Bracelet

  • Steel bracelet with Nautilus fold-over clasp

Price

  • Price of the Patek Philippe Nautilus Stainless Steel Olive Green Watch: USD$34,893
Patek Philippe Nautilus Olive Green 5711-1A-014-2
The first olive-green dial on a Nautilus. Credit: Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe Nautilus Stainless Steel Diamond Bezel w/ Olive Green Dial Ref. 5711/1300A-001

Patek Philippe’s new olive green Nautilus is also available with baguette-cut diamonds in a new version of the Nautilus 5711 model. The distinctive shape of the octagonal bezel with its softened angles is accentuated by a row of 32 internally flawless Top Wesselton baguette-cut diamonds and highlights the olive-green embossed dial.

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Patek Philippe Stainless Steel Nautilus Diamond Bezel with Olive-Green Dial. Credit: Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe Nautilus Stainless Steel Diamond Bezel Olive Green Technical Specifications

Watch Model

  • Reference 5711/1300A-001: Patek Philippe Nautilus Stainless Steel Diamond Bezel Olive Green

Case

  • Stainless Steel with baguette-cut diamond bezel
  • Diameter: 40 mm
  • Height: 8.3 mm
  • Water-resistant to 12 ATM

Dial/Functions/Indications

  • Sunburst olive-green horizontally embossed with gold applied hour markers with luminescent coating

Movement

  • Patek Philippe Caliber 26-330 S C self-winding mechanical movement
  • Power reserve minimum 35-45 hours
  • Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)

Strap

  • Stainless steel with Nautilus fold-over clasp

Price

  • Price of the Patek Philippe Nautilus Stainless Steel Diamond Bezel Olive Green Watch: USD$94,624
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Diamond-set bezel option available for the new Nautilus Olive Green. Credit: Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Rose Gold w/ Blue Dial Ref. 5990/1R-001

The new Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Reference 5990/1R-001 model features a rose gold case and contrasting sunburst blue dial featuring an embossed horizontal pattern, applied hour-markers and rose gold baton-style hands.

This new model combines three highly sought-after complications: a self-winding flyback chronograph, an easy-to-use Travel Time function (dual time-zone), and a date display, coupled with local time.

Patek Philippe Nautilus Rose Gold Blue Dial 5990-1R-001 2
Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Rose Gold w/ Blue Dial. Credit: Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Rose Gold w/ Blue Dial Technical Specifications

Watch Model

  • Reference 5990/1R-001: Patek Philippe Nautilus Rose Gold Travel Time Chronograph

Case & Bezel

  • 18K Rose Gold
  • Diameter: 40.5 mm
  • Height: 12.53 mm
  • Water-resistant to 12 ATM

Dial/Functions/Indications

  • Sunburst blue dial with an embossed horizontal pattern and applied hour-markers
  • Baton-style gold applied hour markers with luminescent coating

Movement

  • Patek Philippe Caliber CH 28-520 C FUS self-winding mechanical movement
  • Flyback chronograph with central chronograph hand and 60 minute counter
  • Two time zones and day/night indication for local time and home time
  • Power reserve minimum 45-55 hours
  • Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)

Strap

  • Rose Gold bracelet with Nautilus folding clasp

Price

  • Price of the Patek Philippe NautiluTravel Time Chronograph Rose Gold Watch: USD$106,452
Patek Philippe Nautilus Rose Gold Blue Dial 5990-1R-001
Embossed dial of the Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Rose Gold. Credit: Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe Nautilus Haute Joaillerie Rose Gold Ref. 7118/1450R-001

The sparkling new Nautilus Haute Joaillerie is presented in rose gold and is entirely paved with 2,553 diamonds snow-set on the case, bezel and bracelet. On the dial, the rows of stones are set in the small raised wave pattern typical of the Ladies’ Nautilus collection.

For easy readability, the watch is fitted with luminescent-coated hands, applied hour-markers and Arabic numerals.

Patek Philippe Nautilus Haute Joaillerie 2021 7118-1450R-001 2
Patek Philippe Nautilus Haute Joaillerie Rose Gold. Credit: Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe Nautilus Rose Gold Haute Joaillerie Technical Specifications

Watch Model

  • Reference 7118/1450R-001: Patek Philippe Nautilus Rose Gold Haute Joaillerie

Case & Bezel

  • Rose Gold paved with 2267 diamonds
  • Diameter: 35.2 mm
  • Height: 8.65 mm
  • Water-resistant to 3 ATM

Dial/Functions/Indications

  • Paved with 286 diamonds with gold applied hour markers and numerals filled with luminescent coating

Movement

  • Patek Philippe Caliber 324 S self-winding mechanical movement
  • Power reserve minimum 45 hours
  • Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)

Bracelet

  • Rose gold paved with diamonds and diamond-set Nautilus fold-over clasp

Price

  • Price of the Patek Philippe Nautilus Rose Gold Haute Joaillerie: USD$366,667
Patek Philippe Nautilus Haute Joaillerie 2021 7118-1450R-001 4
“Snow setting” diamond dial with wavy rose gold lines and luminescent coated gold hour markers. Credit: Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe In-Line Perpetual Calendar Grand Complication Ref. 5236P-001

Patek Philippe’s brand-new perpetual calendar features an original in-line display with the day, date and month appearring in a large single aperture at 12 o’clock. So as to combine originality, legibility and reliability, the watch design engineers have developed the new self-winding movement 31-260 PS QL with an additional in-line display module, for which three patent applications have been filed.

Patek Philippe Grand Complication Platinum 5236P-001-2
Patek Philippe In-line Perpetual Calendar Grand Complication. Credit: Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe In-Line Perpetual Calendar Grand Compication Technical Specifications

Watch Model

  • Reference 5236P-001: Patek Philippe In-Line Perpetual Calendar Grand Complication

Case & Bezel

  • Platinum
  • Diameter: 41.3 mm
  • Height: 11.07 mm
  • Water-resistant to 3 ATM

Dial/Functions/Indications

  • Brass, lacquered blue with black gradation with vertical satin finish
  • 18K White Gold baton hour and minute hands
  • 18K White Gold “Cheveu”-style seconds hand

Movement

  • Patek Philippe Caliber 31-260 PS QL
  • Self-winding mechanical movement with full perpetual calendar with an in-line display of the day, date and month.
  • Leap-year cycle and day/night indicator with moon phases
  • Power reserve minimum 38 – 48 hours
  • Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)

Strap

  • Navy blue alligator leather strap with platinum fold-over clasp

Price

  • Price of the Patek Philippe In-Line Perpetual Calendar Grand Complication: USD$130,110
Patek Philippe Grand Complication Platinum 5236P-001-4
Patek Philippe In-Line Perpetual Calendar Grand Complication with blue-black gradation dial. Credit: Patek Phlippe

Patek Philippe Calatrava “Clous de Paris” 2021 Releases

Of all the Calatrava watches since 1932, one model, in particular, has received the most attention – the one with the bezel decorated with a guilloched “Clous de Paris” pattern introduced in 1985.

It is this “Clous de Paris” bezel design Patek Philippe has revived for this year’s new Calatrava designs along with the introduction of an updated manually wound movement, a slightly enlarged case and hour markers in gold for a sleek refined appearance.

Available in two versions, the 2021 Calatrava comes in rose gold with a silvery grained dial and a white gold model with a charcoal gray dial.

Origin and key dates of the Patek Philippe Calatrava “Clous de Paris”

1932 – Launch of the first Calatrava, the famous Ref. 96 (the first Patek Philippe model with a reference number) with the manually wound caliber 12-120.

1934 – The Ref. 96D (“D” short for Décor) features the same manually wound caliber 12-120, the same round dial with applied hour markers, and the same slightly curved strap lugs as the Ref. 96, but distinguishes itself with a bezel decorated with the guilloched “Clous de Paris” motif.

1953 – The Ref. 2526 is the first Patek Philippe wristwatch endowed with a self-winding movement, the caliber 12-600 AT.

1972 – The Ref. 3520D with a manually wound movement (caliber 177) combines a “Clous de Paris” bezel, an hours/minutes dial with Roman numerals, and a case with straight strap lugs.

1982 – The Ref. 3796 with a case and dial inspired by the Ref. 96 is powered by a self-winding caliber 215 PS movement with subsidiary seconds.

1985 – Launch of the famous Ref. 3919 “Clous de Paris” with a manually wound caliber 215 PS movement, subsidiary seconds, white dial with black lacquered Roman numerals and straight lugs. This model, was produced for 20 years and became one of the most celebrated timepieces in the world of horology.

1988 – The Ref. 3992 with a “Clous de Paris” bezel and straight lugs is powered by a self-winding, ultra-thin caliber 240 movement.

2000 – The Ref. 5107 equipped with the self-winding caliber 315 S C movement features a dial with sweep seconds and an aperture date.

2000 – The Ref. 5115 “Clous de Paris” with the manually wound caliber 215 PS movement echoes the dipping curved strap lugs that recall the Refs. 96 and 96D.

2001 – The self-winding caliber 240 movement powers the Ref. 5120 “Clous de Paris” with hour and minute hands, Roman numerals and straight lugs.

2004 – The Ref. 5196 combines a manually wound caliber 215 PS movement with subsidiary seconds as well as a case and dial inspired by the Ref. 96.

2006 – The Ref. 5119 with elongated slender Roman numerals is a reinterpretation of the Ref. 3919 in a slightly larger case (36mm instead of 33.5mm) and it retains the manually wound caliber 215 PS movement as well as the straight lugs.


Patek Philippe Calatrava “Clous de Paris” White Gold Ref. 6119G-001

Patek Philippe’s new Calatrava models features a guilloched pattern also known as Clous de Paris, around the outside of the bezel, along with faceted applied white gold hour-markers, dauphine-style hours/minutes hands and a white gold case.

Patek Philippe Calatrava White Gold 6119G-001-2
Patek Philippe Calatrava “Clous de Paris” White Gold with charcoal gray dial. Credit: Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe Calatrava White Gold Technical Specifications

Watch Model

  • Reference 6119G-001: Patek Philippe Calatrava “Clous de Paris” White Gold

Case & Bezel

  • 18K White Gold
  • Diameter: 39 mm
  • Height: 8.08 mm
  • Water-resistant to 3 ATM

Dial/Functions/Indications

  • Charcoal gray with vertical satin finish
  • Gold applied hour markers

Movement

  • Patek Philippe Caliber 30-255 PS
  • Manually wound mechanical movement with subsidiary seconds
  • Power reserve minimum 65 hours
  • Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)

Strap

  • Black alligator leather strap with 18K White Gold prong buckle

Price

  • Price of the Patek Philippe Calatrava “Clous de Paris” White Gold Watch: USD$29,570
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Charcoal Gray dial of the new Calatrava “Clous de Paris”. Credit: Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe Calatrava “Clous de Paris” Rose Gold Ref. 6119R-001

The rose gold version of Patek Philippe’s new Calatrava “Clous de Paris” features the guilloched design around the outside of the bezel, along with faceted applied white gold hour-markers and dauphine-style hours/minutes hands.

Patek Philippe Calatrava Rose Gold 6119R-001-2
Patek Philippe Calatrava “Clous de Paris” Rose Gold edition. Credit: Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe Calatrava “Clous de Paris” Rose Gold Technical Specifications

Watch Model

  • Reference 6119R-001: Patek Philippe Calatrava “Clous de Paris” Rose Gold

Case

  • 18K Rose Gold 5N
  • Diameter: 39 mm
  • Height: 8.1 mm
  • Water-resistant to 3 ATM

Dial/Functions/Indications

  • Brass, silvery grained
  • Faceted “obus” hour markers in 18K rose Gold

Movement

  • Patek Philippe Caliber 30-255 PS
  • Manually wound mechanical movement with subsidiary seconds
  • Power reserve minimum 65 hours
  • Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)

Strap

  • Chocolate-brown alligator leather strap with 18K Rose Gold prong buckle

Price

  • Price of the Patek Philippe Calatrava “Clous de Paris” Rose Gold Watch: USD$29,570
Patek Philippe Calatrava Rose Gold 6119R-001-4
Brass silvery finished idal of the Rose Gold Calatrava “Clous de Paris”. Credit: Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe Ladies Calatrava White Gold Ref. 4997/200G-001

Patek Philippe’s new Ladies’ Calatrava with its guilloched lacquered dial features a slightly larger diameter (35mm) than previous models and a self-winding movementto replace the previous manually wound caliber. Finely adorned with concentric waves, the dial plate is coated with several successive layers of transparent midnight blue lacquer creating a subtle depth effect. The bezel features 76 round-cut internally flawless Top Wesselton diamonds and comes with a brushed calfskin strap.

Patek Philippe Ladies Calatrava White Gold 4997-200G-001-2
Patek Philippe Ladies Calatrava in White Gold with Diamond Bezel. Credit: Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe Ladies Calatrava White Gold Technical Specifications

Watch Model

  • Reference 4997/200G-001: Patek Philippe Ladies Calatrava White Gold with Diamond Bezel

Case

  • White Gold with Diamond Bezel set with 76 Top Wesselton brilliang-cut diamonds
  • Diameter: 35 mm
  • Height: 7.4 mm

Dial/Functions/Indications

  • Navy blue guilloché dial with powdered gold hour markers

Movement

  • Patek Philippe Caliber 240 self-winding movement
  • Power reserve minimum 48 hours
  • Frequency: 21,600 VpH (3Hz)

Strap

  • Navy calfskin strap with white gold prong buckle

Price

  • Price of the Patek Philippe Ladies Calatrava White Gold with Diamond Bezel Watch: USD$36,667
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Delicate navy blue guilloched dial with diamond set bezel. Credit: Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe Stainless Steel Annual Calendar Complication w/ Blue Dial Ref. 4947/1A-001

For the first time, Patek Philippe is offering the Annual Calendar in a round Calatrava-type polished steel case with a 38mm diameter that suits all wrists. Featuring a new integrated and entirely polished bracelet, the elegant midnight blue dial is enhanced by a double vertical and horizontal satin finish.

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Patek Philippe Stainless Steel Annual Calendar Complication. Credit: Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe Stainless Steel Annual Calendar Complication w/ Blue Dial Technical Specifications

Watch Model

  • Reference 4947/1A-001: Patek Philippe Stainless Steel Annual Calendar Complication w/ Blue Dial

Case

  • Stainless Steel
  • Diameter: 38 mm
  • Height: 13.08 mm
  • Water-resistant to 10 ATM

Dial/Functions/Indications

  • Blue dial with horizontal and vertical satin finish

Movement

  • Patek Philippe Caliber 324 S QA LU
  • Power reserve minimum 70 hours
  • Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)

Strap

  • Steel bracelet

Price

  • Price of the Patek Philippe Stainless Steel Annual Calendar Complication w/ Blue Dial Watch: USD$47,904
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Complication 2021 4947-1A-001-4
Blue horizontal and vertical satin finish on the dial. Credit: Patek Philippe

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Hublot reveals their latest watch designs at Watches & Wonders 2021: The Hublot Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic, Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Full Sapphire and the Hublot Big Bang Integral High Jewellery.
Watches and Wonders 2021 Hublot Releases include the Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic. Credit: Hublot
Watches & Wonders 2021 Hublot Releases include the Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic. Credit: Hublot

With the new Hublot Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic, Hublot has achieved the near-impossible by creating the first-ever bright yellow ceramic timepiece.

Available in a limited edition of 250 pieces, the sunny bright Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic has been four years in the making and created through a unique process entirely developed and produced by the Manufacture’s R&D department and its Metallurgy & Materials laboratory.

Powered by the Unico HUB1280, Hublot’s bright Yellow Magic ceramic encompasses the movement and the 42-mm case and its bezel. It also carries over to the Arabic numerals and hands and continues right down to the structured yellow rubber strap.

The limited edition Hublot Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic at the Watches and Wonders 2021. Credit: Hublot
The limited edition Hublot Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic. Credit: Hublot
Hublot Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic Technical Specifications

Watch Model

  • Reference 441.CY.471Y.RX: Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic Limited to 250 pieces

Case

  • Polished Yellow Ceramic
  • Diameter: 42 mm
  • Height: 14.50 mm
  • Water-resistant to 10 ATM

Dial/Functions/Indications

  • Matt black and yellow skeleton dial with yellow appliques with black luminescent

Movement

  • Hublot caliber HUB1280 UNICO self-winding chronograph flyback movement with column wheel
  • Power reserve minimum 72 hours
  • Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)

Strap

  • Yellow and black rubber strap with black ceramic and titanium deployant buckle clasp

Price

  • Price of the Hublot Big Bang Unico Yello Magic Watch: USD$26,200 /24,900 CHF

Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Full Sapphire Technical Specifications
Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Full Sapphire
The limited edition Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Full Sapphire. Credit: Hublot

In 2016 Hublot created the first Big Bang Unico Sapphire crystal watch, and now at this year’s Watches & Wonders event, have revealed the Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Full Sapphire – the first Big Bang with an integrated case and bracelet made entirely from sapphire crystal.

“For such an exceptional creation, we opted for the new Automatic Tourbillon caliber with its sapphire bridges, the transparency of which creates a stunning spectacle,” says Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot CEO. “The act of creating an integrated case and bracelet from sapphire was, however, deemed impossible. But we were the first brand to gain perfect mastery of sapphire, industrializing it and making it reproducible in series production.

It took us five years to bring our first sapphire cases to life – and almost as long for the bracelet. Producing both from sapphire and integrating them together is the pinnacle of the in-depth work undertaken by all of Hublot’s teams. We are proud to be the ones writing the first lines in this new chapter in the history of materials”.

The Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Full Sapphire case has been reconstructed to remove almost all of the visible screws and overhaul the case’s general geometry to integrate it with the sapphire bracelet. Hublot also developed inserts and attachments to allow light through every component.

In terms of the movement, the in-house developed and manufactured HUB6035 automatic manufacture caliber is the beating heart of the piece and is a perfect balance between the micro-rotor at 12 o’clock and the tourbillon at 6 o’clock.

Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Full Sapphire Technical Specifications

Watch Model

  • Reference 455.JX.0120JX: Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Full Sapphire

Case

  • Polished Sapphire Crystal
  • Diameter: 43 mm
  • Height: 15.25 mm
  • See-through case back
  • Water-resistant to 3 ATM

Dial/Functions/Indications

  • Satin-finished Rhodium-plated appliques with white luminescent

Movement

  • Hublot caliber HUB6035 automatic tourbillon movement
  • Transparent sapphire bridges with anthracite ruthenium plate and 22K white gold skeleton micro rotor.
  • Power reserve minimum 72 hours
  • Frequency: 21,600 VpH (3Hz)

Bracelet

  • Polished sapphire crystal with titanium deployant buckle clasp

Price

  • Price of the Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Full Sapphire Watch: USD$422,000 /400,000 CHF
Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Full Sapphire 3
Hublot’s integrated sapphire crystal case and bracelet. Credit: Hublot
Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Full Sapphire 2
Sapphire crystal caseback of the Big Bang Integral Full Sapphire watch. Credit: Hublot

Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon High Jewellery
Hublot Big Bang Integral High Jewellery
The diamond encrusted Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon High Jewellery. Credit: Hublot

Launched in 2020, the Big Bang Integral fully integrates the bracelet into the case to achieve a visually balanced design. It is this platform Hublot decided to use as its “High Jewellery” piece for 2020.

Since the “One Million $ Model” reveal in 2007, Hublot has released a unique piece of High Jewellery each year that more often than not exceeds $1,000,000 and this year Hublot has presented the one-off Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon High Jewellery watch.

Featuring Hublot’s in-house automatic tourbillon caliber housed in a case and bracelet set with 484 baguette-cut diamonds for a total of 31 carats, the Big Bang Integral Tourbillon High Jewellery is a fusion of Hublot’s innovation and know-how with High Jewellery in a single 43-mm-diameter piece, all in perfect balance.

“Every year, for the last 14 years, we have created a piece or a collection of exceptional High Jewellery,” says Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot CEO. “This year, the Big Bang Integral Tourbillon High Jewellery is our 30th unique piece of High Jewellery. Our primary goal: to surpass all our limits, to challenge ourselves to go beyond our initial expertise of watchmaking, and to achieve the exceptional with watches that are entirely set with precious stones and smash all the records in terms of working hours, the number of carats, the combination of types of setting, and selling point. In so doing, our watchmaking know-how – in terms of mechanisms and complications – and our identity – the fusion of materials – remain essential. Hundreds of hours are spent on preparation – from the design, with regard to setting the precious stones, to searching for and cutting the stones, and to the setting itself – because setting a watch like the Big Bang Integral Tourbillon High Jewellery is a true technical and aesthetic achievement. We never give in to doubt because we like to make the impossible possible.”

Hublot Big Bang Integral High Jewellery Gem Setting of the Watches and Wonders 2021 watch
Making the one-off Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon High Jewellery strap. Credit: Hublot
Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon High Jewellery Technical Specifications

Watch Model

  • Reference 455.WX.9000.WX.9904 : Big Bang Integral Tourbillon High Jewellery (Limited to one piece)

Case & Bezel

  • 18K White Gold Case, Polished Set with 102 baguette-cut diamonds for 5.4cts
  • 18K White Gold Bezel, Polished Set with 48 baguette-cut diamonds for 4.0cts
  • Diameter: 43 mm
  • Height: 13.75 mm
  • Water-resistant to 3 ATM

Dial/Functions/Indications

  • 18K White Gold Dial, Polished Set with 30 baguette cut diamonds for 1.0cts

Movement

  • Hublot caliber HUB6035 Automatic tourbillon movement
  • Power reserve minimum 72 hours
  • Frequency: 21,600 VpH (3Hz)

Bracelet

  • 18K White Gold bracelet polished set with 304 baguette-cut diamonds for 20.5cts with 18K White Gold deployant buckle clasp

Price

  • Price of the Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon High Jewellery Watch: USD$685,000 /650,000 CHF

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Watches & Wonders 2021: Zenith New Releases

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Zenith Watches reveals their latest watch designs at Watches & Wonders 2021: The Zenith Defy 21 Spectrum Collection and a revival of some of their most historic pieces with the new Zenith ICONS program.
Zenith Defy 21 Spectrum Collection Black and Blue

This year at Watches & Wonders 2021, Zenith has revealed the new bright and colorful Zenith Defy 21 Spectrum Collection along with the revival of some of their most historic pieces thanks to the new Zenith ICONS program.

Looking to the future, Zenith’s new Defy 21 Spectrum collection consists of five color variations representing the different wavelengths of visible light, with each version featuring a bezel set with baguette-cut precious stones to match the colored movements and rubber straps: green tsavorites for the green edition, orange sapphires for the orange edition, blue sapphires for the blue edition, amethyst for the purple edition, and black spinels for the black edition.

Zenith Defy 21 Spectrum Orange

Featuring a stainless steel case embedded with 288 brilliant-cut diamonds, the bedazzled timepieces are powered by El Primero 21, Zenith’s revolutionary 1/100th of a second chronograph caliber with matching color movements.

Zenith Defy 21 Spectrum Collection Green Purple

The new Zenith Defy Spectrum Collection pieces are limited to 10 pieces of each color and are priced at USD$35,900.

Zenith Defy 21 Spectrum Collection Technical Specifications
Zenith Defy 21 Spectrum Color Watches

Watch Model

  • Reference 32.9005.9004/05.R944: Orange Limited Edition 10 pieces (Boutique only)
  • Reference 32.9006.9004/06.R918: Blue Limited Edition 10 pieces (Boutique only)
  • Reference 32.9007.9004/07.R922: Purple Limited Edition 10 pieces (Boutique only)
  • Reference 32.9008.9004/08.R943: Green Limited Edition 10 pieces (Boutique only)
  • Reference 32.9009.9004/09.R921: Black Limited Edition 10 pieces (Boutique only)

Case

  • Stainless steel set with 288 VVS brilliant-cut diamonds
  • Bezel set with 44 VVS colored baguette-cut sapphires
  • Diameter: 44 mm
  • Height: 15.4mm
  • See-through case back
  • Screw-in crown adorned with an “M”
  • Water-resistant to 3 ATM

Dial/Functions/Indications

  • Openworked dial with two different-colored counters
  • Colored main plate on movement + colored oscillating weight
  • Rhodium-plated hours and hands markers with Super-LumiNova®
  • Hours and minutes in the center with small seconds at 9 o’clock 1/100th of a second Chronograph: Central chronograph hand that makes one turn each second, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 60-second counter at 6 o’clock, Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock.

Movement

  • El Primero 9004 automotive movement
  • Power reserve minimum 50 hours
  • Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5Hz)

Bracelet

  • Colored rubber with “Cordura effect” and titanium double folding clasp

Price

  • Price of the Zenith Defy 21 Spectrum Collection Watch (limited to 10 pieces of each color): USD$35,900 /34,900 CHF available from June 2021

The second announcement from Zenith is their plan to revive some of their most sought-after and important vintage models with the Zenith ICONS program.

Zenith Icons Program Watch Box

Selecting the brand’s most important historical references, Zenith will curate a selection of iconic and vintage Zenith watches to be restored and certified by the Manufacture in Le Locle and sold exclusively at Zenith’s boutiques.

Each Zenith ICON watch will come with a 3-year warranty and “passport” to track its path in this new life.

“This is an exciting new chapter for Zenith’s legacy, and I’m extremely proud of the teams at the Zenith Manufacture for taking on this initiative,” shared Julien Tornare Zenith CEO. “We are bridging the past with the future by celebrating Zenith’s rich history and the references that have become true icons of watchmaking. We are acquiring historical timepieces from sources who have cherished them for a very long time and allowing others the opportunity to enjoy them. These rare pieces can now embark on a second life using existing resources at the Manufacture, and I’m really excited to share these pieces of history with our customers. This is just the beginning!”

The Zenith Icons program begins with finding the most well-preserved examples of its most iconic historical references.

Once a watch is found that appears to be in excellent condition, the Manufacture works with its Heritage department to conduct research, tracing back the watch’s origins to ensure that all parts are genuine and coherent.

Thanks to a massive archive spanning the entire history of the Manufacture’s production, Zenith can identify and authenticate even the smallest component of any watch it has ever built. Once the Heritage Department approves a watch, the Manufacture purchases it and hands it to the Heritage team, who conduct further inspections on it.

Once the Heritage department has approved the watch, the timepiece enters the restoration phase to retain as many original parts and materials as possible.

After this is completed, a “passport” is issued for the Zenith ICON watch and stored digitally in the Zenith Archives to provide a 3-year warranty covering the movements and any manufacturing defects and normal wear-and-tear of components.

The aim is to release Zenith Icons pieces as capsule collections, bringing together references with a shared history, function, or theme. One of the first collections, available at Shanghai Nanjing West Road Boutique, will focus on some of the earliest and most iconic El Primero references from 1969 to 1972.

A384
The A384 made its debut in 1969 as the face of the El Primero that figured on launch press cuttings and on the cover of the first El Primero brochures. It stands out with its “square barrel” case signed with the Zenith 4-pointed star logo and its “panda” dial – which has turned tropical in this case, making it all the more desirable.

Zenith Icons Watch A384

A385
One of the original trio of stainless steel references that launched alongside the El Primero calibre, the A385 is the model Zenith chose for its advertisements and photo-shoots in 1969. It left its mark on the era with its “shaded smoky brown” gradient dial, unprecedented at the time, and its “square barrel” case, signed with the Zenith 4-pointed star logo.

Zenith Icons Watch A385

A386
What would become the template for Zenith’s signature Chronomaster line, the A386 was launched in 1969 in a more classical round-case with straight lugs variant of the first El Primero-equipped watch. It garnered attention for its unprecedented tri-colour chronograph counters and decimal scale, becoming one of the most significant references in the history of the El Primero calibre and an icon among chronograph wristwatches.

Zenith Icons Watch A386

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