The favorite watch of pilots and dedicated aviation fans laid a major milestone in its history by taking aboard Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01 ? a paragon of reliability and performance. This Navitimer 01 is distinguished by its black dial with a red seconds hand and applied hour-markers or numerals. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of this legendary model ? one of the ten great 20th century watchmaking classics ? Breitling has also created two limited series with blue or silver dials and a transparent sapphire crystal caseback.
Widely regarded as one of the most subdued sports Rolexes, the 16570 is a model that mostly speaks to collectors. It's stainless steel, fixed bezel gives this watch a look totally different from its more popular sibling, the GMT-Master II.
The present watch has a black dial with tritium markers.
With an imposing case diameter of 48 millimetres, the Big Pilot?s Heritage Watch 48, which is limited to 1,000 pieces, is a practical alternative for everyday use compared to its brother, the Big Pilot's Heritage Watch 55. This limited edition of 1000 pieces features a titanium case and is powered by the hand-wound calibre 59215, which offers a power reserve of 8 days.
The Villeret Quanti챔me Complet is a gentleman's wristwatch with a 'full' or 'triple' calendar, displaying the day, date, and month in a traditional lay-out. Day and month are shown trough apertures at 12, while the date is indicated through a center-mounted hand. In addition, a moonphase is found at 6:00.
Reference 6263-3642-55 has a red gold case and a white dial.
This sumptuous version of Dornblueth's iconic 99.2 finds its 99.2 caliber cased in rose gold, while the black dial adds a contemporary touch. The numerals are applied; the hands are coated with superluminova.
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date is an iconic watch that hardly needs an introduction. Only ever available in precious metals (save for a few prototypes), it was for many years the undisputed king of the Rolex collection and the singular most recognizable 'expensive' watch to the general public. In its present form, the case measures the traditional 36mm. It is driven by caliber 3155.
For the Longines Column-Wheel chronograph, Longines has chosen traditional, elegant shapes that recall the watches that contributed to its success during the 20th century. This model has a stainless steel or rose gold case with a diameter of 39 cm which houses calibre L688.2 whose intricate workings can be admired through the transparent sapphire glass back cover. The rose dauphine hands indicate the time against a silvered or black dial featuring 8 rose hour symbols. The Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph also has a date, a small seconds at 9 o?clock, a dragging 30-minute counter at 3 o?clock and a dragging 12-hour counter at 6 o?clock. Steel versions of this elegant model are also available with a 41 mm diameter case. This wrist chronograph with its high-tech movement is fitted on a brown or black alligator strap.
Big & Bold - two words that sum up The RocK rather well.
Its specs will cause the faint-wristed among us the shiver: 21mm height, 44.8mm diameter (at the bezel), 52mm lug-to-lug and a 6mm thick sapphire crystal. Not one, but TWO helium escape valves - just because. The RocK is powered by an automatic ETA 2824 movement.
The 'Champ' version has a sunburst champagne dial and a blue / grey bezel insert.