Gold is coveted for its lustre and nobility. Steel reinforces strength and reliability. Together, they harmoniously combine the best of their properties. A true Rolex signature, Rolesor has featured on Rolex models since the early 1930s, and was trademarked as a name in 1933. It is one of the prominent pillars of the Oyster collection.
The dial is the distinctive face of a Rolex watch, the feature most responsible for its identity and readability. The latest Explorer model’s characteristic 3, 6 and 9 numerals are now filled with a luminescent material emitting a long-lasting blue glow, like the hour markers and hands. Like all Rolex timepieces, the Explorer’s dial is designed and manufactured in-house, largely by hand to ensure perfection.
THE OYSTER BRACELET
The Oyster bracelet is a perfect alchemy of form and function, aesthetics and technology, designed to be both robust and comfortable. It is equipped with an Oysterlock folding clasp, which prevents accidental opening and the Easylink comfort extension link, also exclusive to Rolex. This ingenious system allows the wearer to increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm, providing additional comfort in any circumstance.
The Explorer is equipped with calibre 3230, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex, launched by the brand in 2020. At the forefront of watchmaking technology, this self-winding mechanical movement led to the filing of several patents, and offers fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability. Calibre 3230 incorporates the Chronergy escapement patented by Rolex, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability.
The Oyster Perpetual Explorer imparts a fresh elan to the sober, clean lines that have long established it as an icon. The smooth bezel in 18 ct yellow gold is robust yet elegant, and in perfect harmony with the Explorer’s iconic heritage.
This Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 in Oystersteel features an olive green, palm motif dial and an Oyster bracelet. The light reflections on the case sides and lugs highlight the elegant profile of the 36 mm Oyster case, which is fitted with a domed bezel. Aesthetically, the Datejust has spanned eras, while retaining the enduring codes that make it, notably in its traditional versions, one of the most recognized and recognizable of watches.
This Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 in Oystersteel and yellow gold features a golden, fluted motif dial and a Jubilee bracelet. The light reflections on the case sides and lugs highlight the elegant profile of the 36 mm Oyster case, which is fitted with a fluted bezel. Aesthetically, the Datejust has spanned eras, while retaining the enduring codes that make it, notably in its traditional versions, one of the most recognized and recognizable of watches.
This Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona in 18 ct white gold with a meteorite and black dial and an Oysterflex bracelet, features a Black Cerachrom bezel with tachymetric scale. This chronograph was designed to be the ultimate timing tool for endurance racing drivers. More than 50 years after its creation, the Cosmograph Daytona remains in a class of its own among sport chronographs and continues to transcend time.
This Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona in 18 ct Everose gold, with a meteorite and black dial and an Oyster bracelet, features an 18 ct Everose gold bezel with engraved tachymetric scale. This chronograph was designed to be the ultimate timing tool for endurance racing drivers. More than 50 years after its creation, the Cosmograph Daytona remains in a class of its own among sport chronographs and continues to transcend time.
METEORITE AND BLACK DIAL
Meteorite comes from the heart of an asteroid or possibly even a planet that has exploded, propelling material across the Solar System until chance brings it into our planet’s orbit and gravity pulls it to Earth. During its journey, the centre of the meteorite is gradually transformed, producing highly unusual metallic patterns, resulting from the very slow cooling of molten asteroid cores. The designers at Rolex create from these configurations a unique treasure for some of the most prestigious models, including this Cosmograph Daytona.
THE TACHYMETRIC SCALE
With its tachymetric scale, its three counters and its pushers, the Cosmograph Daytona was designed to be the ultimate timing tool for endurance racing drivers. The bezel features a tachymetric scale to read average speed over a given distance based on elapsed time. This scale offers optimal legibility, making the Cosmograph Daytona the ideal instrument for measuring speeds up to 400 units per hour, expressed in kilometres or miles.
18CT EVEROSE GOLD
To preserve the beauty of its pink gold watches, Rolex created and patented an exclusive 18 ct pink gold alloy cast in its own foundry: Everose gold. Introduced in 2005, 18 ct Everose is used on all Rolex Oyster models in pink gold.
THE OYSTER BRACELET
The design, development and production of Rolex bracelets and clasps, as well as the stringent tests they face, involve advanced high technology. And, as with all the components of the watch, aesthetic controls by the human eye guarantee impeccable beauty. The Oyster bracelet is a perfect alchemy of form and function. First introduced in the late 1930s, this particularly robust and comfortable metal bracelet with its broad, flat three-piece links remains the most universal bracelet in the Oyster collection.
The true essence of aviator watches, The Big Pilot’s Watch is and has always been an icon in style and function. Today’s Big Pilot’s Watch features an ergonomic 43mm stainless steel case and an ingeniously simple quick-change system for a variety of strap options. Bold design with total comfort and ready for adventures on air, land and sea.
The Big Pilot’s Watch 43 features the newly developed EasX-Change System, allowing the watch to adapt to any style, activity or environment. Quickly and easily change straps with no additional tools. Choose from calfskin, rubber, or stainless steel for a truly customizable feel and your own iconic look.
The Big Pilot’s watch is available in both a 43mm and 46mm casing for incredible comfort and style.
With its cockpit instrument-inspired design, the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph is celebrated for its powerful durability and extreme versatility. The new model features a compact 41mm stainless steel case and ingeniously simple quick-change strap system. With limitless everyday applications, it is truly the standard in its class. This is how a sports watch is meant to be made.
The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 is ready to adapt to any surrounding and function. With a choice of calfskin, rubber in a variety of colors, and stainless steel it creates unparalleled versatility in any environment.
IMPRESSIVE FROM ALL SIDES
Cockpit instrument-inspired design on the front. Clear sapphire case display on the back to witness the complete movement. No matter how you look at it, there’s always something to see.
231 PARTS FOR PRECISION
Powering the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 is the IWC-manufactured 69385 calibre. Ensuring precise measurement of stop times up to 12 hours, the movement is designed for complete reliability and total precision. A bi-directional pawl winding system converts every moment to the mainspring, for a power reserve of 46 hours.
When the Reverso was created in 1931, the Manufacture immediately recognised the design’s wide appeal beyond the sporting arena for which it was originally conceived and, within the first year, began to offer colourful variations on the original black dial.
In chocolate brown, red, burgundy or blue, the lacquered dials created a stylish and exuberant contrast with the case metal and – at a time when coloured dials were rare in watchmaking – made the Reverso appear even more modern and distinctive.
Over the decades, the Reverso has appeared with a variety of dials and in different case sizes – without ever compromising the integrity of the original design – and, in 2016, Jaeger-LeCoultre returned to the stylistic codes of the original 1931 model to create a series of Tribute models.
For 2021, recalling the early use of colour that distinguished the Reverso, La Grande Maison presents the Reverso Tribute Small Seconds in Green. The rich tone of the sunray-brushed lacquer dial and matching leather strap is reminiscent of the deep green of the pine forests that surround Jaeger-LeCoultre’s home in the Vallée de Joux.
In a spirit very close to the original, this iconic watch reinterprets a model launched in 1921 specifically designed for the American market during the Roaring Twenties. Its crown, boldly placed between 1 and 2 o’clock, and its diagonal reading of the time without needing to turn the wrist give it an exquisite, creative character. The dial features a railway dial-train and black-painted Arabic numerals, as well as a small seconds between 3 and 4 o’clock. Its manual-winding movement offers a power reserve of nearly 3 days.
To mark 50 years of its chronographs, TUDOR is relaunching its Black Bay Chrono model in steel with a reworked case and two dial options with contrasting sub-counters in the purest tradition of the sports chronograph. Since the launch in 1970 of the Oysterdate model, its first chronograph, TUDOR has always produced watches that are closely tied to the world of motor sport. Since 1954, TUDOR has likewise been constantly improving its professional divers’ watches. The Black Bay Chrono model combines these traditions in a sports chronograph for purists, with contrasting sub-counters and a high-performance automatic Manufacture Calibre, with column wheel and vertical clutch.
The name Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K is, of course, a reference to the precious metal of its case, but also to 1958, the year in which the first TUDOR divers’ watch waterproof to 200 metres (660 ft), reference 7924 or “Big Crown”, was introduced. Among other aesthetic nods to this historic watch, this model offers a case 39 mm in diameter in keeping with the characteristic proportions of the 1950s. Ideal for slim wrists, people who like more compact watches and, of course, vintage enthusiasts, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K is also the first TUDOR divers’ watch to be made in 18 ct yellow gold and offered with an open case back.
The name of the radiant Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 model is, of course, a reference to the precious metal of its case, but also to 1958, the year in which the first TUDOR divers’ watch waterproof to 200 metres (660 ft), reference 7924 or “Big Crown”, was introduced. Among other aesthetic nods to this historic watch, this model offers a case 39 mm in diameter in keeping with the characteristic proportions of the 1950s. Ideal for slim wrists, vintage enthusiasts and those who like objects with a difference, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 is also the first TUDOR divers’ watch to be made in silver and to offer an open case back.
In 2020, the 1000 Miglia endured despite the challenging global situation. Starting from Brescia, it was raced over a 1,600 km loop that passed through San Marino, Rome, Siena and Florence. The event prevailed because of its passionate supporters. Chopard, since 1988, has been a key partner to this legendary competition — and will continue this unique alliance with the Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition watches. Available in a 1000-piece limited edition in stainless steel or 250-piece two-tone limited edition in stainless steel and ethical 18-carat rose gold, this distinctive, durable and handsome chronograph reflects Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele’s passion for classic cars and motorsport.
The high-performance Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition is functional and durable, but it also benefits from aesthetic style. The bezel, in stainless steel or polished ethical 18-carat rose gold with a black ceramic insert, takes its visual cues from the dials and gauges of classic automobiles. The case-back is secured with screws, and bears a chequered flag, the 1000 Miglia logo and the inscription ‘Brescia > Roma > Brescia’ to further reinforce the relationship between the timepiece and the history rally. With intense grey and silver colours, accented with red touches, the whole watch has a strong visual identity — and is appropriate for both day and night.
The short lugs fit most wrists, and the design of the 44mm stainless steel case takes strong inspiration from classic car design, mixing contemporary styles with vintage spirit. Even the calfskin leather bracelet is inspired by traditional perforated racing gloves; red or black tone-on-tone stitched, rubber-lined and reminiscent of the motif on 1960s Dunlop racing tyres — a motorsport nod first included in Chopard’s 2018 Mille Miglia collection. Finished with a polished and satin-brushed stainless steel folding clasp, the strap is an integral part of the Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition’s high-octane character. The dial, with brass base and galvanic grey treatment, is circular satin-brushed and finished by dial-maker artisans. The famous 1000 Miglia ‘Red Arrow’ motif points to the semi-instantaneous date display at 3 o’clock — legible through a date magnifier. The hands and hour-markers are coated in Super-LumiNova® to further ensure the readability of both day- and night-time indications — an essential feature when driving in the heat of competition.
The Happy Sport collection is the emblem of Chopard’s creativity and boldness. Its playful, freespinning gems, dancing between two sapphire crystals, have captured the imagination since 1993, when Chopard became the first Maison to combine steel en diamonds. Its watchmaking expertise has enabled Chopard to equip the Happy Sport 33 mm with a mechanical movement featuring an automatic winding mechanism specially developed for femini cases. Little Diamonds Do Great Things.
Pursuing its commitment to a constant quest for harmony, Chopard is endowing its icon with unique stature through a daintier size. By using the golden ratio in direct relation to the diameter of the Chopard 09.01-C movement with automatic winding powering its ladies’ watch collections, the case of the Happy Sport has been redesigned in a 33 mm diameter that is particularly well suited to the female wrist.
The three new Royal Oak Offshore Diver models are powered by a new automatic movement with second and instant-jump date indication. Calibre 4308 is equipped with a patented setting mechanism that brings stability and precision when adjusting the watch’s function. Its diving scale featured on the dial’s inner rotating ring is activated with a unidirectional click mechanism linked to the 10 o’clock crown. The watch’s sapphire caseback reveals Calibre 4308’s refined finishing techniques, such as “Côtes de Genève,” “traits tirés” and circular graining, as well as a new dedicated oscillating weight in blackened 22-carat pink gold.
The Royal Oak Offshore Diver is fit for underwater exploration up to a depth of 300 metres as well as for any above-ground outdoors adventures. Thanks to its 60 hours of power reserve, the watch can easily adapt to a few days rest between expeditions.
With the release of the new Royal Oak Offshore Diver, the Manufacture launches an innovative interchange-able strap system for the latest additions to the Royal Oak Offshore collection. The ease and efficiency of the new system will allow clients to change the straps and buckles of their new timepieces themselves with a quick click and release.
Rubber straps in hues of green, blue, grey and black are available for the new Diver models, as well as three calfskin leather straps in beige, brown and black for more adventures on dry land.
The new Royal Oak Offshore Diver in khaki, blue or grey presents new facetted hour-markers, cut in two distinct sizes for improved legibility. Long hour-markers indicate the quarter hours (to the exception of the 15-minute mark replaced by the date window), while shorter square hour-markers are used to mark out the 5-minute increments. The luminescent coating on the gold hour-markers and Royal Oak hands grant optimum visibility in the dark. The three models also feature a larger applied gold AP logo replacing the traditional long-form signature.
The Speedmaster Moonwatch is one of the world’s most iconic timepieces. Having been a part of all six moon landings, the legendary chronograph is an impressive representation of the brand’s adventurous pioneering spirit. Presented on a polished-brushed five-arched-links-per-row bracelet, this 42 mm Moonwatch in stainless steel features sapphire crystal glass on the front as well as on the caseback. Inspired by the 4th generation Speedmaster style worn on the moon, it also includes an asymmetrical case, black step dial with applied OMEGA logo and the famous dot over 90 on the anodised aluminium bezel ring.
The dramatic and enduring design of the OMEGA Constellation is characterised by its famous half-moons, “claws” on the case and mono-rang bracelet. This 29 mm 18K Sedna™ gold and stainless steel model features a diamond-paved bezel, pearled mother-of-pearl dial with diamond hour markers and a date window at the 6 o’clock position. The hands, OMEGA logo, Constellation star and diamond holders are also in 18K Sedna™ gold. At the heart of this timepiece is the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8700, visible through the domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.
The 40 mm Premier Heritage Chronograph is manually wound, just like its 1940s predecessors. It is powered by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber B09, which is based on the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01. It comes in two variations: with an eye-catching pistachio-green dial encased in stainless steel or a stately silver-colored dial encased in 18 k red gold.
With stainless-steel and 18 k red gold cases measuring 42 mm, the Premier Heritage Duograph comes with a blue or black dial, respectively. Its rattrapante function – one of the most elaborate in watchmaking – enables the wearer to measure two elapsed times simultaneously thanks to its two superimposed chronograph hands. This piece houses the mechanical hand-wound Breitling Manufacture Caliber B15, which is based on the Breitling Manufacture Caliber B03.
Like its 1940s predecessor, the 42 mm Premier Heritage Datora also stands out for its highly visible and complex functions, namely its day, date, and moon-phase displays. It is powered by the Manufacture Caliber B25. The Datora’s copper-colored face is framed by a stainless-steel case, while its silver-colored dial comes in an 18 k red gold one.
Tank Louis Cartier watch, large model, Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding, caliber 8971 MC. Case in 18K rose gold, beaded crown set with a sapphire cabochon, silvered beaded dial, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, mineral crystal, strap in semi-matte brown alligator skin, ardillon buckle in 18K rose gold. Case dimensions: 33.7 mm x 25.5 mm, 6.6 mm thick. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters).
Worn by Louis Cartier himself, the “Tank Louis Cartier” watch sets the standard for all Tank watches. To embody Louis Cartier’s contribution to “modern style”, later known as Art Deco, the tops of the lugs were rounded in contrast to the previously fashionable rectangular form and proud lines.
Santos watch, large model, mechanical movement with automatic winding, 1847 MC. Case in steel, seven-sided crown set with a faceted synthetic spinel, silvered opaline dial, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, sapphire crystal. Steel bracelet with “SmartLink” resizing system. Second bracelet in calfskin, with steel double adjustable folding buckle. The two bracelets are equipped with the “QuickSwitch” interchangeability system. Case width: 39.8 mm, thickness: 9.08 mm. Water-resistant to 10 bar (approx. 100 meters).
AN ERGONOMIC TIMEPIECE DRAPED IN RED GOLD
For this new creation, Greubel Forsey has once again taken on a daring challenge, that of a powerful aesthetic statement: a design predominantly in red gold that, for the first time, adorns the case and the globe. Greubel Forsey is stepping off the beaten track by unveiling a new, ultra-contemporary and ergonomic timepiece with a strong and noble character developed by the use of red gold, covering not only the case but also one of its most essential components.
The case, with its unique profile, is another particularity of the GMT Sport, and the key to its ergonomic wear. For an immediately eye-catching design, Greubel Forsey has chosen to construct the caseband from titanium, a material renowned for its light weight and resistance to impacts and scratches. This red gold/titanium combination appears on the crown, pushers and folding clasp.
The case naturally hugs the shape of any wrist thanks to its totally integrated strap. The case back rests on the wrist while the vanishing lines of the case provide a perfect transition into the strap. As for the dial side, the GMT Sport’s bezel further enhances its natural curvature thanks to its elliptical shape, which is especially delicate to produce, all while making sure that the sapphire crystal follows with as much rigour as fluidity. The red gold really makes the case shine, illuminating it with new brilliance. This new livery emphasises the red gold’s warm tones which are enhanced by darker elements such as the hands, bridges, GMT dial display and strap. This combination provides unprecedented contrast and perfect readability of the dial’s indications: a central hours and minutes, second time zone at 10 o’clock, power reserve indicator at 3 o’clock and globe at 8 o’clock.
High performance meets high precision in this TAG Heuer Carrera tourbillon model. Watchmaking’s most prestigious complication is the beating heart of the Maison’s iconic design, proudly displayed in a confident new blue model with titanim bracelet. For the first time on a tourbillon-equipped watch, the classic H-shape bracelet is made of lightweight Grade 5 titanium, matching the case perfectly. The blue sunray brushed dial lends the watch a unique style, with a polished ceramic bezel. The crown and winding rotor also show striking blue highlights. Powered by the Calibre Heuer 02T COSC automatic movement, this watch adds a thrilling tourbillon to the chronograph, for a daring statement.
The Longines Legend Diver Watch, a timepiece that’s emblematic of the winged-hourglass brand’s Heritage segment, is now available in coloured versions. In blue or brown, these creations bring a new look to one of the first diving watches designed by Longines, of which the history is filled with technical achievements. Today, Longines combines the original beauty of the most remarkable of its former products with cutting-edge watchmaking technology. The Heritage models are a tribute to the pioneering spirit that has inspired Longines designers since the company’s early days. The brand’s products accompanied many pioneers in their adventures in the air, on land and under the sea. The very core of Longines timepieces is based on this expertise. They demonstrate the continuity of a brand and that brand’s continual ability to pay tribute to history through refinement and elegance. Among the exceptional pieces in the Heritage range, the most famous is without question the Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch, a re-issue of the timepiece developed for the American pilot Charles Lindbergh in 1931.