LVMH Watch Week 2023: 5 Timepieces that caught our attention
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The LVMH Watch Week 2023 kicked off the horological calendar earlier this month in Singapore, and it was the first physical presentation since its debut in 2020. The long-awaited occasion witnessed four of the LVMH group’s watchmaking houses—Bulgari, Hublot, Tag Heuer, and Zenith—showcasing their newest offerings, each with its expertise and unique designs. Keep reading to find which five timepieces have caught our eyes.
Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph 60th Anniversary
Six decades have passed since Jack Heuer created Carrera, and to celebrate the milestone, the Maison has unveiled the Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph 60th Anniversary edition. With only 600 pieces available, this watch is a reinterpretation of the highly sought-after Glassbox 2447 SN and pays homage to the Carrera design with its 39mm steel case and classic Heuer emblem on its crown. Further to that, the limited-edition watch sports a ‘panda’ dial, which contrasts a silver sunray brushed dial with black counters and a 60-minute scale flange. To add some stylish flair, the watch comes with a black perforated grained calfskin leather band.
Bulgari Serpenti Tubogas Infinity
The Serpenti Tubogas Infinity is a modern twist on the classic Serpenti design. The snake motif that winds from the watchcase to the tail of the timepiece makes it stand out remarkably. In addition, it takes a high level of craftsmanship to build the watch, as each segment has to be individually moulded before being polished and put together. Powered by Bulgari’s high-accuracy quartz movement, the water-resistant watch is offered in two designs: one with a single spiral set with 131 diamonds and the other with a double spiral adorned with 172 diamonds.
Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Yellow Neon SAXEM
Hublot writes another history with the Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Yellow Neon SAXEM. An acronym for ‘Sapphire Aluminium oXide and rare Earth Mineral’, SAXEM is a rare earth material that was developed for the satellite industry. The fully polished neon yellow colour provides a striking contrast to the crown and the H-shaped screws that secure the bezel. Housed in a 44m case, the self-winding watch is suitable for everyday use and is weekend-proof due to its guaranteed 72-hour power reserve. There are only 50 of these wristwatches, and each one includes a one-click strap replacement and a bright yellow rubber strap with a titanium deployant buckle.
Hublot Classic Fusion Original
When Carlo Crocco released Classic Fusion back in 1980, the timepiece sent shockwaves across the world of watchmaking. Fast forward some 42 years, and he persisted in reviving the classic and channelled its minimalist aesthetic in his new line of Classic Fusion Original watches. Limited to 500 pieces, the collection traces Carlo’s original design in the rubber strap, polished black dial and slightly modernised logo. Three sizes—33mm, 38mm, and 42mm—and three colours—yellow gold, titanium, and ceramic—are offered. The two bigger models are self-winding, while the 33mm model has a quartz movement.
Zenith Defy Skyline Skeleton
After announcing the expansion of its Defy line-up last year, Zenith resumed its audacious move by introducing the Defy Skyline Skeleton watch. The new watch boasts a 41mm steel body and a four-pointed star-shaped symmetrical skeleton dial. Available in two colour choices of blue and black, this timepiece is also the first skeletonised wristwatch in the world to display a 1/10th of a second indicator at the six o’clock position. Finally, a quick-change strap system on the water-resistant watch makes it possible to quickly switch between the rubber strap and steel bracelet.
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