TOP 6 WATCHES FOR MEN THIS SUMMER
Breguet Classique Tourbillon
The Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Enamel Dial 5367 comes in “Grand Feu” enamel dial for the first time in the history of the brand. While the appearance of this model is extremely understated on the front, its movement is nonetheless richly decorated and can be admired from the sapphire exhibition caseback. The case measures a mere 7.45mm thick and its movement just 3mm, maintaining a comfortable 80-hour power reserve. Price available upon request; www.breguet.com; www.hingwaleejewelers.com.
Richard Mille World Timer
Richard Mille’s goal in designing its first world timer with an automatic movement was to simplify the setting of the world-time complication as far as possible, notably by removing the pusher. The key to success? The RM 63-02 World Timer incorporates brand new automatic in-house movement. The rotating bezel in satin-brushed and polished grade-5 titanium is one of the masterpieces of the RM 63-02. The movement’s designers selected the in-house CRMA3 caliber to drive the RM 63-02. It is assembled around an electroplasma-treated grade-5 titanium plate and features an oversized date at 12 o’clock driven by two skeletonized disks, and a function selector which allows the user to navigate between the winding, time-setting or neutral positions with one simple push. Price available upon request; www.richardmille.com; www.hingwaleejewelers.com.
Vacheron Constantin Perpetual Calendar
Embodying a modern lifestyle, The Overseas collection dedicated to travelers exudes a distinctive design expressing fine watchmaking dedicated to practical convenience. The Vacheron Constantin Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar features a six-sided bezel evoking Vacheron Constantin’s Maltese Cross emblem; a translucent lacquered dial with facetted and luminescent gold hands and hour-markers; a 22K gold oscillating weight adorned with a windrose; and epitomizes the essence of contemporary living. Price available upon request; www.vacheron-constantin.com; www.hingwaleejewelers.com.
Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Automatic
Official timekeeper of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique since 2002, Chopard has created the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Automatic in titanium and steel. Inspired by the classic single-seaters from the 1970s, the snailed grey dial and the yellow racing ring evoke speed while the stainless-steel bezel and case back, stamped with the logo of the Monaco Automobile Club, add a touch of contrast to the titanium case. $5,520; www.chopard.com; www.hingwaleejewelers.com.
Panerai Luminor Marina
The Panerai Luminor Marina is fitted with a steel bracelet perfectly integrated with the case and has individual links inspired by the iconic device for protecting the winding crown. The Luminor Marina features a 42mm brushed and polished steel case and bezel, p.9010 calibre, a see-through sapphire crystal back and a blue sun-brushed dial with luminous Arabic numerals. $8,400; www.panerai.com; www.hingwaleejewelers.com.
IWC Big Pilot “Le Petit Prince”
The 46 mm Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Le Petit Prince” features the characteristic blue dial and is powered by the IWC-manufactured 52110-calibre movement. The Big Pilot’s Watch has a date display at 6 o’clock and the central seconds essential in any watch used for flying. With its soft-iron inner case, it is optimally shielded against the influence of magnetic fields. $12,900; www.iwc.com; www.hingwaleejewelers.com.