Watches and Wonders does a lot of great things at once. The International even provides a platform that allows brands to showcase the most anticipated and recent releases and overcome the pressing issue of the ongoing pandemic.
Digital demonstrations and live broadcasts have replaced the glitzy and glamorous exhibits. Bloggers have replaced journalists on hold. What was once accessible only to a tiny group of people is now accessible to a broader range of watch enthusiasts.
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Watches and miracles 2021 – News
Below are the most alluring watch releases to date. But there is more to come.
Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar
In recent times, the Octo Finissimo has become a massive symbol of horological brilliance. Over the years, the Octo Finissimo has brought some of the most technologically impressive watches in the world. From the world’s thinnest minute repeater to chronographs and tourbillons, Bvlgari has done it all. This time, however, he has a new watch up his sleeve, the world’s thinnest perpetual calendar.
The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar is only 5.80 mm thick with its 408 components and its 2.75 mm broad automatic movement. The new timepiece will be available in the classic version in titanium and the platinum version.
Cartier Cloche de Cartier
Watches & Wonders surprised us again with the release of the good old Bell. For those who don’t know, a bell is a bell. The Cartier “Cloche de Cartier” is, of course, a bell. “Cloche de Cartier” from Cartier reinvents a classic vintage Cartier watch from the 1920s. This new watch has the same silhouette, same style quotient, and same charisma.
The timepiece is launch as part of the Cartier Privé collection. It is latest in a line of iconic shaped clocks, or “shaped clocks.” These watches were reintroduced by a brand to bring back older models and reintroduce them as modern classics.
The new Bell is fascinating. The way it can be uses in different contexts is fantastic. Due to its shape, it can be used almost perfectly as a table clock. Due to the atypical digits on the dial, it can also be uses as a driving clock. See? Versatility at its best.
Panerai Luminor Marina eSteel
The Luminor is already a great icon in the watch industry, with many references available. That being said, Panerai once again spoke of shock, not to everyone’s surprise. Luxury watchmaker presented Luminor steel at Watches & Wonders 2021. The clock is made from recycled materials. That says a lot about a global brand. Most importantly, it underscores the brand’s commitment to reducing its need for virgin material.
The watchmaker has ensured that the new material has the same strength and toughness as stainless steel. Properties such as corrosion resistance, severe physical properties, and chemical behavior have been successfully retaining.
Breitling Premier Heritage Collection
This one is special. The brand new collection of the Breitling Premier Heritage Collection was released during the Watches & Wonder 2021 event. The collection pays homage to the legendary trio of the watch brand. These people are Léon Breitling, Gaston Breitling and Willy Breitling.
Léon laid the foundation stone for the company in 1884. His son Gaston invented the first wrist-chronograph with an independent push-button at 2 o’clock, following his example. Leon’s grandson, Willy, cemented the brand’s heritage in making chronographs by patenting the second separate chronograph pusher at the 4 o’clock position. Quite a family heirloom, I must say.
Big Bang Integral Full Sapphire Tourbillon
Hublot has never stopped surprising watch enthusiasts with its acceptable approach to making excellent timepieces and has no intention of stopping. The brand used the Watches & Wonders 2021 platform to present its next step towards innovation in the “art of fusion.” The new bespoke sapphire case and new integrated bracelet are just breathtaking.
The entirely in-house automatic movement, the HUB6035, beats in his heart. The transparent sapphire crystal case allows the user to see the automatic caliber in action.
IWC Big Pilot’s Watch 43
Aviation watches have always fascinated watch collectors. With this in mind, IWC presented the brand new Big Pilot’s Watch 43. You guessed it. It is a 43mm wide stainless steel watch. The iconic design of the Big Pilot’s Watch was retaining, as was the well-known portability and ergonomics of the timepiece. The watch has a pure and minimalist dial with no power reserve or date display.
The heart of the watch is the manufacture caliber IWC 82100. The automatic movement works with a winding system that was develop by none other than Albert Pellaton. It uses the smallest signals of the rotor to wind the mainspring in all directions. The movement components are made of zirconium oxide (ceramic). With a power reserve of around 60 hours, the timepiece is robust.
Apart from that, the watch case was also machined. It reflects in the improved 10 bar water resistance of the Big Pilot Watch. Finally, the brand also presented its new “EasX-CHANGE” system, an innovation that allows users to change wristbands easily.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300
TAG Heuer released its brand new Aquaracer during the 2021 edition of Watches & Wonders. Therefore, the new generation timepiece is ecstatic, eye-catching, and highly aesthetic. Equipped with a 12-faceted bezel, familiar design, and ultra-modern approach, the watch successfully takes you on a roller coaster ride between a heritage of over 40 years and a bright and unknown future that awaits.
Whether it’s the thinner / lighter case, upgraded sapphire crystal, or revised rotating bezel, everything about the watch shines. Oh yes, and without forgetting the impressive 300 meters of waterproofing. It should cheer you up.