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Watch out, here are all the latest timepiece launches to take note of

Watch out, here are all the latest timepiece launches to take note of

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Text: Kelly Lim

Image: Panerai
Image: Breitling
Image: Hublot

Catch up on the hottest releases you may have missed, from stunning new entries to Panerai's Chrono Complicazioni collection to a new aviation-inspired watch series from Breitling

Panerai Chrono Complicazioni

Two new models have joined Panerai's Chrono Complicazioni collection, a watch family characterised by a combination of high-tech materials, complex calibers and limited quantities: the monochromatic Luminor Chrono Flyback Ceramica and the elegant Luminor Chrono Flyback Verde Militare, featuring a matte dial and polished steel case with green glow-in-the-dark numerals and hour markers. The new entries represent Panerai's legacy in the sphere of timepieces developed for marine exploits and an embrace of advance materials and design. Characterising the engines of both watches is the P.9100 movement, an automatic caliber with a power reserve of three days, while a flyback function allows for a reset and restart of the chronograph hands with one press of the eight o'clock pusher. 

Both models will be available in limited numbers: the Luminor Chrono Flyback Ceramica will be available at both Panerai brand boutiques and independent retail partners via 500 pieces, while the Luminor Chrono Flyback Verde Militare is an e-commerce exclusive, available only on Panerai.com with only 110. 

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Hublot Big Bang Unico Arturo Fuente Ceramic 

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Big Bang Unico Arturo Fuente Ceramic 44mm

Hublot joins forces with cigar brand Arturo Fuente y Compañia once again to present the Big Bang Unico Arturo Fuente Ceramic watch, in tribute to Carlos A. Fuente Sr., a trendsetter in the industry and father of the Fuente family.

With the help of Manny Iriarte, the Fuente family's designer, Hublot have infused the iconic Big Bang with codes dear to the Dominican cigar company, from the tobacco leaf motifs engraved in the black ceramic 44mm diameter case to the crowned lion at 9 o'clock in reference to the brand's history with the Spanish court and its patriarch. The case also houses the famous UNICO calibre HUB1242 manufacture movement, a flyback chronograph that offers a 72-hour power reserve. Available in limited edition of 100 pieces, the timepiece arrives in a special lacquered wooden gift box that doubles as a cigar humidor. 

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Breitling Super Avi 

Celebrating flight and aviation history, Breitling reveals the Super Avi collection, drawn from vintage aviation aesthetics and in honour of four powerful and historic aircrafts. Evoking the spirit of early flight, the collection introduces five unique models with designs inspired by the the original 1953 “Co-Pilot” Ref. 765 AVI aviator’s watch and four legendary planes: the North American Aviation P-51 Mustang, the Vought F4U Corsair, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, and the de Havilland Mosquito. Large Arabic numbers are distinct across the dial and bezel of all models, as is an intimidating 46mm size and the ability to track a second time zone using the 24-hour marking featured in the inner bezel and red-tipped GMT hand. 

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Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 

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Grand Seiko SBGJ253

As part of an exclusive release across Asia, Grand Seiko introduces a limited edition timepiece featuring a modern reinterpretation of the landmark 44GS case, a design that helped the brand first establish the refined Grand Seiko style in 1967. Equipped with the Hi-beat 36000 GMT Caliber 9S86, the watch features a lustrous grey twilight-inspired Mt. Iwate pattern dial that showcases the ridgelines of the magnificent mountain visible from Studio Shizukuishi––where all Grand Seiko mechanical timepieces are made––in expression of the beauty of the mountain scenery under the gentle glow of the sun at dusk. 

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MB&F x Bvlgari Legacy Machine Flying T Allegra

Unveiled at Dubai Watch Week, MB&F and Bvlgari introduce the latest version of the Flying T Allegra (the "T" stands for tourbillon), which combines Bvlgari's high jewellery skill and design language into the idea of a gem-set Flying T watch. There are two versions of the new self-winding movement model: white gold with an green alligator strap and rose gold paired with magenta, with both featuring an array of clear and coloured stones including dianonds, tsavorites, amethysts, and tourmalines, as well as a new case design from Bvlgari with shorter lugs that appear almost hidden under the edge of the case. 

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Girard-Perregaux Eternity Editions

In celebration of their 230th anniversary this year, Girard-Perregaux have given four of their emblematic models a métiers d'art makeover featuring stunning Grand Feu enamel dials, and a host of other artisanal techniques. Dubbed Eternity Editions in allusion to the never-fading lustre of the enamel, the collection was first unveiled at last week's Dubai Watch Week and features the La Esmeralda Tourbillon "A Secret" Eternity Edition, a timeless reinterpretation and homage of the legendary 1889 pocket watch of the same name; two new versions of the sporty iconic Laureato in 42mm and a glossy Grand Feu enamel dial in either vibrant green or blue; and the gem-studded Cat's Eye housed in an exquisite oval case and set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds in the bezel. Executed in-house by expert artisans, a hand-guilloché sunray motif is showcased beneath the translucent enamel surfaces of the Laureatos and Cat's Eye. 

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