Chopard, Zenith and More: The Best New Luxury Watches in January 2021
The latest addition to Bremont’s Armed Forces collection is the handsome Broadsword Bronze. This military-themed timepiece takes inspiration from the “Dirty Dozen”, a series of watches made to the British Army’s specifications during the Second World War. A 40 mm case is made using bronze because of the material’s association with naval engineering and its resistance to corrosion by saltwater.
Bremont’s propeller logo is etched into each model’s oversized screw-down crown while the caseback is stamped with the badges of the Royal Navy, the British Army and the Royal Air Force. Choose between three different dial colours.
Girard-Perregaux continues to push the boundaries of high-tech materials with its new Laureato Absolute Crystal Rock wristwatch. The Laureato line was first designed in the 1970s and was relaunched in 2017.
Crafted from carbon glass, the new Crystal Rock comes with a gradient grey-coloured dial that covers a self-winding chronograph movement. The sporty 44mm case weighs just 93g.
As part of the global Zenith Dreamhers campaign, local model, actress, and entrepreneur Sheila Sim, who recently gave birth to a baby girl, was photographed wearing the Defy Midnight collection launched last year. Inspired by the starry night sky, the dramatic inky-blue dial of the Defy Midnight is set with 11 brilliant-cut diamonds.
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The Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos, which celebrates the cycle of life and death, is the inspiration behind Chopard’s latest spooky timepiece. Limited to 100 pieces, gilded hour markers sit on a moody black-lacquered dial that’s decorated with a trendy, albeit gap-toothed, skull that rocks a handlebar moustache.
The stainless steel case comes with a brown calfskin leather strap, which adds a sleek and sophisticated feel to this otherwise wacky watch.
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At first glance, this wristwatch is overwhelming. Incredibly complex, the Legacy Machine Perpetual is an extraordinary perpetual calendar conceived for MB&F by independent watchmaker Stephen McDonnell. The collection’s latest model comes in a 44mm case made from lightweight zirconium and has been redesigned with a monobloc shock-absorbing “FlexRing” system that makes this watch MB&F’s most robust to date.
Generous heaps of Super-LumiNova coat the time and calendar indications for added visibility, while a new CVD dial plate colour, which the brand has dubbed ‘atomic orange’, simply takes your breath away.
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Franck Muller’s watches are easily recognised by their rectangular cases and distinctive numerals, which come in flashy colours and add a playful touch to the brand’s many creations.
This decadent Long Island timepiece, which was released late last year, pays special attention to design codes from the 1920s and 1930s. Expertly handcrafted, this watch is embellished with dazzling diamonds that are artfully set into the bezel. Wear yours with a timeless alligator strap.