Hublot, Zenith and More: The Best New Luxury Watches For August 2020
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Mokarran Limited Edition
Limited to 50 pieces, the watch stems from Blancpain's involvement in the study of great hammerhead sharks in French Polynesia, a scientific expedition conducted in partnership with the Mokarran Protection Society under the Blancpain Ocean Commitment Programme. The three-hand dive watch appears in a tropical green dial. a new colour in the Fifty Fathoms collection
To complete the look, the rotating bezel is in green ceramic. Turn the 43.6mm black ceramic case around and you'll discover a profile of the hammerhead engraved on the gold oscillating weight.
Exclusive to Blancpain's boutiques in New York and Las Vegas.
Hublot Big Bang Unico Sky Blue
Imagine a watch that matches a white sandy beach and the blue of the waters lapping onto its shore—stirs up memories of your last island getaway, doesn't it? That's what Hublot was aiming for when it created this Big Bang Unico with a case in pale blue ceramic paired with a white fabric strap. And just to keep things casual, it is secured by velcro.
Omega Speedmaster 38mm
This feminine timepiece is enhanced with an 18k yellow gold case matched with a silvery opaline dial. What distinguishes it, however, are the green accents, from the sweeping hands and the word 'Speedmaster' emblazoned on the dial to the tachymeter scale and the leather strap.
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Longines Heritage Classic Tuxedo Chronograph
A faithful recreation of a 1940s watch, it retains that vintage appeal with a sombre matt black and opaline dial. Breaking the tone, however, are the sweeping seconds and chronograph hands in blue. Like the original, there is also a tachymeter scale, which is very rarely seen on a Longines watch.
Zenith Defy 21 Patrick Mouratoglou
Fans of tennis will recognise Patrick Mouratoglou as the coach of former world number one player, Serena Williams. A friend of Zenith, the Frenchman's Ultimate Tennis Showdown league, which aims to attract a younger and more diverse audience to the game, caught the attention of Zenith's CEO Julien Tornare.
In a show of support, the Swiss manufacture has created this special watch, limited to 50 pieces, that borrows elements from tennis such carbon to make its case — the material is often used to craft professional tennis racquets. The partly open dial features chronograph counters in blue, the colour of the tennis courts of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown while the yellow accents recall the colour of the tennis ball.
Mouratoglou's motto, "Little details make big difference”, is engraved along the rim of the carbon bezel and coated with luminescent pigments that allow the words to glow in the dark.
Owners of the watch will also receive an invitation to the Mouratoglou Academy in the south of France where they will get a one-on-one training session with Mouratoglou himself. The watch will be released in Nov 2020.