Watch-u-Missed: Meet the star-studded Cartier Pasha Community, G-Shock’s treats for anime fans and more


By Su Fen Tan

Watch-u-Missed: Meet the star-studded Cartier Pasha Community, G-Shock’s treats for anime fans and more

Corum challenges the notion of daring innovation with the Lab 02

“What if the movement doesn’t have bridges?” That is the golden question that birthed Corum’s groundbreaking new Lab 02. Driving this revolutionary creation is caliber CO 300, consisting of 416 individual components to make up a flying gear train and movement that are seemingly floating in space. Needless to say, this is an extremely complicated and technical watch, which is why just 10 pieces will be made on demand. Each Lab 02 can be customised, starting at CHF 180,000 (in gold, without diamonds).

Jean-Claude Biver’s quartet of watches fetch a whopping $8.76 million at auction

The recently concluded Phillips Geneva Watch Auction: XI garnered a record number of online attendees as well as a bevy of heavyweight lots, amongst of which are industry legend Jean-Claude Biver’s four Patek Philippe watches from his personal collection. As expected, they delivered some serious coin. The four watches sold for a combined total of $8.76: A pink gold 1518 with pink gold dial ($3.57 million), a 31mm ref. 96HU worldtimer ($408,805), a yellow gold, second series 2499 ($2.74 million), and a platinum ref. 1579 chronograph ($2.05 million).

Piaget unveils a series of dazzling blue Altiplano Tourbillon timepieces

Piaget’s elegant and ultra-thin Altiplano line sees three new Flying Tourbillon models join its lineup – all dressed in a refined deep blue hue. The three masterpieces flaunt eye-catching gem-set dials that feature two magical symbols simultaneously – the infinity symbol, signifying infinite possibilities; and the figure 8, symbolising prosperity, good fortune and joy – which are formed by the tourbillon carriage and off-centred hour and minute counter.

G-Shock releases collaborative models with two hugely popular anime series

G-Shock treats anime fans to two collaborative models that are bound to be a hit with their respective targeted communities. First up, the G-Shock x Dragon Ball Z GA-110JDB, a bold orange model incorporated with gold accents and Dragon Ball illustrations and graphics that span the entire strap and case.

Next is the G-Shock x One Piece GA-110JOP, which similarly bears an all-over dynamic illustration of the anime’s main character Monkey D. Luffy.

Cartier introduces a star-studded lineup to represent the new Pasha timepiece

Just in today: Behold the Pasha Community, made up of a diverse, international group of change-makers from the entertainment industry, namely actress Maisie Williams, actor Rami Malek, musicians Troye Sivan and Willow Smith, and last but not least, singer Jackson Wang.

The quintet will be the ambassadors of the new Pasha de Cartier watch, inspired by those who embrace a wider view of the world. Available in 35 mm and 41 mm in steel, gold, vibrant diamond-set and skeleton movement versions, the timepiece launches in China on 1 July 2020, and 4 September worldwide.

Hermès delves Into the Canadian Wild with brilliant renditions of the Arceau

No brand does whimsical quite like Hermès, and the Maison does it so exquisitely too. The new limited-edition Into the Canadian Wild models of Arceau, characterised by its classic round case and asymmetrical stirrup-shaped lugs, bring the wondrous beauty of nature to the wrist with delicately beautiful miniature paintings. The polar bear and snowy owl motif both stem from the Into the Canadian Wild silk scarf designed by artist Alice Shirley in 2017. Available in limited series of 24 each, the Arceau Into the Canadian Wild further captivates with an elegant white gold case set with 82 diamonds.

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