5 Best New Luxury Watches in June 2021
If you're looking for a statement watch to go with your Zoom meeting ensemble, look no further than these five timepieces that aim to impress.
Richard Mille takes strong, lightweight form to new heights
Yet again, Richard Mille has crafted a powerful watch that weighs next to nothing, this time with a combination of carbon TPT and 5N red gold. Further in on the dial, you'll discover a baseplate in the form of blue honeycomb made of a nickel-chromium-aluminium-iron alloy called Haynes 214 that can withstand high temperature.
Functionally, RM 21-01 Tourbillon Aerodyne features a couple interesting indicators including a torque indicator at 1 o'clock and a function selector at 4 o'clock that is operated by a pusher integrated into the crown. Limited to 50 pieces.
Montblanc creates lime gold
Montblanc introduces lime gold in the new 1858 Split Second Chronograph, which is limited to 18 pieces. This entirely new gold alloy has a pale yellow sheen and is composed of precise measurements of 18k gold, silver and iron in order to achieve this shade. Complementing the gold are green numerals and hands, and green nubuck calf strap.
Equally mesmerising is the monopusher chronograph calibre MB M16.31, which can be seen on the caseback in all its handcrafted glory. For instance, the plates and bridges are made in Maillechort (German-silver) plated in 18k gold.
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Girard-Perregaux partners with Aston Martin
The sleek black watch is perhaps the sportiest-looking version yet of the iconic Three Bridges that first appeared in a pocket watch in the 19th century. For this new collaboration with the British automaker, famed for being the choice of James Bond, Girard-Perregaux has chosen to craft the Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges Aston Martin Edition with a 44mm titanium case, the same material used to make the bridges. The bridges hold the movement in position—note the barrel at 12 o'clock and the lyre-shaped tourbillon cage at 6 o'clock— making them appear as if they are hovering in the air.
And just to make it extra special, it comes with a black calf leather strap with a rubber alloy injected with white gold. This is the first time such a fancy material has appeared on a watch.
Seiko pays tribute to famous Japanese explorer, Naomi Uemura
Based on a 1970 model, the Seiko Prospex Naomi Uemura 80th Anniversary timepiece features a patterned dial that recalls the mountainous terrains that the Japanese explore have conquered. In fact, Uemura wore the Prospex as he trekked from Greenland to Alaska between 1974 and 1976. The explorer is famous for his solo adventures including the first man to reach North Pole solo. Uemura disappeared in 1984 as he was attempting his second ascent of Denali, Alaska, the highest peak in North America.
Limited to 1,200 pieces, it comes in a 44mm stainless steel case with a royal blue silicone strap, has anti-magnetic ability, and is powered by the manual 8L35 calibre with 50 hours of power reserve.
Tudor introduces its first watch to be certified Master Chronometer
A signature model in the Tudor family, the new Black Bay Ceramic is perhaps its most robust iteration yet. Endowed with the first manufacture movement to be certified as a Master Chronometer after passing the stringent tests by METAS (The Federal Institute of Metrology) that measure precision, water-resistance and, most importantly, resistance against magnetic interference, the watch is also certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
The black ceramic case features micro-blasted finish and paired with a hybrid leather and rubber strap or black fabric strap with cream band.
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