CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER: 5 WATCHES FOR HIM
Richard Mille Regatta Flyback
With the RM 60-01 Regatta Flyback Chronograph, Richard Mille presents his first technical watch for navigating the seven seas. Powered by the grade 5 titanium RMAC2 caliber with its 55 hours of power reserve, variable inertia balance, complete flyback chronograph functions, annual calendar with oversize date and UTC function, the RM 60-01 adds navigational capabilities thanks to its special rotating bezel with indications of the four cardinal points combined with a graduated 360° and a 24-hour scale disk. Using the RM 60-01 is based on two factors: knowledge of local time and the position of the sun. When set in this manner, the compass headings North, South, East and West on the bezel will be correctly aligned with the actual direction on the Earth’s surface. What differentiates the RM 60-01 form other similar types of watches is its ability to orientate within the northern as well as southern hemispheres without any additional calculations. Price available upon request; www.richardmille.com; www.hingwaleejewelers.com.
Ulysse Nardin FREAK X
A brand-new manufacture flying carousel movement rotates around its own axis with no dial and no hands, while the inside movement itself is the new UN-230 – a fusion of UN-118 and FREAK VISION UN-250. The most spectacular iteration of the FREAK X collection is the Carbonium® version (pictured above), which is made up of a super-light and sustainable material used in the aeronautical sector that makes up today’s modern airplane’s most vital and essential components. $24,000; www.ulysse-nardin.com; www.hingwaleejewelers.com.
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
Offering a marriage of two Blancpain pillars – the sport diving DNA of the Fifty Fathoms, and the Manufacturer’s traditional complete calendar moon-phase display that is notably found in the Villeret collection. Offered in 43 mm satin-finished steel case, it is equipped with a unidirectional rotating bezel featuring a ceramic insert whose indexes are filled with Liquidmetal. Price available upon request; www.blancpain.com; www.hingwaleejewelers.com.
Vacheron Constantin Overseas
Available in an 18K 5N pink gold case, the Overseas perpetual calendar ultra-thin watch displays a technical complexity with an aura of understated distinction, and houses the iconic Vacheron Constantin 1120 QP caliber, an ultra-thin mechanical self-winding movement completed with perpetual calendar and moon-phase functions. Price available upon request; www.vacheron-constantin.com; www.hingwaleejewelers.com.
This elegant Premier chronograph features a 42 mm stainless steel case presented on a stylish black crocodile leather strap. Its eye-catching white dial is highlighted by contrasting black 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters, and a transparent sapphire caseback reveals the self-winding high-performance chronometer-certified chronograph caliber, Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01. $8,150; www.breitling.com; www.hingwaleejewelers.com.