Corum presents a concept watch made from recycled titanium that frames a flying tourbillon and an aventurine stone dial set, quite unusually, beneath the movement.

The new Corum Concept Watch, a flying tourbillon set with sapphire bridges and an aventurine dial.

The technical showcase, which Corum will produce in ‘extremely limited quantities,’ abounds in organic shapes with its rounded openings and gently curved case edges. Its movement appears to float amid sapphire bridges, which expose the aventurine dial below as well as all the movement’s gearing.

Corum powers the watch with a finely wrought flying tourbillon movement beating at 3 Hz (21,600 vph) offering a superior ninety-hour power reserve. The rare vertical gear alignment for the manually wound flying tourbillon here somewhat echoes the layout of the Corum Golden Bridge collection, one of the watchmaker’s best-known designs.

Corum also provides an eye-catch caseback design that again highlights the unusual gear layout. Corum designers have etched pop-art descriptions of the movement’s components adjacent to the caseback opening. 

The window whimsically highlights the tourbillon, mainspring and gear train with brief descriptions of the primary functions of each component.

The new watch only measures 39.5mm in diameter, which is unusually small for a complicated Swiss-made concept watch. Corum notes that the moderate size opens up the field of customers for the piece, which will fit on any size wrist. 

The bracelet here echoes the case and is crafted from recycled textiles and can be additionally adjusted using Corum’s own specialized bracelet adjustment system.

Price: $465,000.

Porsche Design celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Porsche 911 with a new anniversary edition of its original Chronograph 1, the first blackened steel Porsche Design watch from 1972.

The new Porsche Design Chronograph 1 – 911 S/T.

The new model, the Chronograph 1 – 911 S/T, is a flyback chronograph that features design elements and colors that specifically pay homage to the Porsche 911 S/T 2.4.

Porsche Design is reserving the new watch for the owners of the newest Porsche 911 S/T. 

The car is known for its lightweight design concept, which is why Porsche Design built cases for the new watch in lightweight uncoated and sandblasted titanium, and in two hues: Ceramica (high gloss) or Brilliant Silver.

The black dial of the new watch, framed by a black bezel ring, mimics the car’s instrument panel, as does the green and red minute scale, which includes a red 60 to echo the look of the car’s retro rev counter.

The dial of the new Chronograph 1 – 911 S/T also features a day display in both German and English with the date colored in a brilliant phosphorous green. The white stop-seconds hand, which echoes the rev counter pointer, is coated with a generous amount of SuperLuminova.

Finally, Porsche Design has copied the font used to indicate the car’s gear shift pattern and applied it to the dial on the new watch, specifically on the chronograph sub-dials. The shift pattern itself can also be found on the dial.

Inside Porsche Design fits its excellent COSC-certified Porsche Design WERK 01.240 with flyback function and specially designed rotor available three options: high-gloss, silver or black. The movement is visible behind a sapphire crystal caseback.

Porsche Design offers the Chronograph 1 – 911 S/T in a Heritage version that incudes a Classic Cognac-colored genuine leather strap and a winding rotor on the back that features the Porsche crest. The S/T version includes a black leather strap and the S/T-branded rotor. Both versions come with the additional titanium bracelet.

All watches will have the limited edition number (of 1,963) engraved on the back of the watch. Porsche Design is also including a range of accessories with each watch, including a plaque featuring the 911 S/T image and the individual limitation number.

Price: $13,500.

TAG Heuer re-affirms its close connection to motorsports with the new Monaco Chronograph Racing Blue Limited Edition, a new edition of the famed square racing chronograph boasting a dial accented in a particularly French shade of blue.

The new TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph Racing Blue Limited Edition.

The highlight color of the new Monaco chronograph model is meant to recall the early days of automotive racing when cars were distinguished by their national colors rather than the colors of a manufacturer or sponsor. TAG Heuer’s new Monaco Chronograph Racing Blue also references the hues of automotive brands like Talbot-Lago, Delage and Bugatti.

Thus, TAG Heuer designers colored the sub-dials and strap on the new watch with blue tones, twelve blue markers and rhodium-plated hour and minute hands with blue SuperLumiNova.

This color scheme nicely matches the silvered sunray brushed dial said to recall the engine-turned dashboards of sports cars in the 1920s and 1930s. A hard-to-miss yellow stripe announces the chronograph central hand and the faceted baton marker at 12 o’clock.

Inside the 39mm titanium case TAG Heuer fits its modernized automatic Calibre 11 chronograph movement, which is visible through the clear sapphire caseback.

The watchmaker decorates the back of the watch with a “One of 1000” engraving that details the number of watches available in this TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph Racing Blue Limited Edition series.

TAG Heuer supplies a perforated blue calfskin strap with the watch. It’s linked to the wrist with a titanium folding clasp decorated with an engraved Heuer logo.

Price: $9,200.


Specifications: TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph Racing Blue (CAW218C.FC6548, a limited edition of 1,000) 


Movement: TAG Heuer Calibre 11 Automatic (Sellita base) powering hours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph.

Dial: Silver sunray brushed with 2 blue opalin counters, angled date, rhodium plated, polished applied indexes, rhodium-plated hour and minute hands with blue SuperLumiNova, lime yellow lacquered central hand, black HEUER printed logo.

Case: 39mm grade 2 titanium sandblasted, beveled, domed sapphire crystal, titanium crown, sapphire caseback, water resistance to 100 meters.

Bracelet: Blue perforated calfskin strap with grade 2 titanium folding clasp with double safety pushbuttons. 

Price: $9,200. 

Casio America updates its elegant Oceanus Manta collection with four new models, each boasting a solar-powered movement, a blue or black dial and a thin titanium case.

The new Casio Oceanus Manta OCW-S6000SW-2A.

Casio positions the Manta collection as its luxury line. All models are made at Casio’s famed Yamagata factory with limited-production and hand-crafted finishing.

Casio coats the index (at 12 o’clock), second hand and date display with pink gold IP to express the image of a sandy beach under the sunlight. The crown is coated with pink gold IP.

The limited-edition OCWS6000SW2A, is particularly unusual with a spiral-cut sapphire wave-shaped bezel colored by vapor deposition in a vivid blue gradient.

Casio’s new spiral cut technique is used to carefully cut curves on top of the faceted shape to create a smooth, three-dimensional design reminiscent of the whirlpools of waves.

The dial is also specially crafted using a vapor deposition process that is not only eye-catching but disguises a solar charging panel underneath. The index (at 12 o’clock), second hand, and date display are decorated with pink gold IP that Casio says are meant to “express the image of a sandy beach under the sunlight.”

The back of Oceanus Manta OCWS6000SW-2A.

Casio crafts the band, buckle and case from titanium and adds a titanium carbide treatment to harden the material. The new 42mm watch, a limited edition of 300,  is the thinnest yet from Oceanus, measuring 9.2mm from top to back.

Three additional new models (in the S7000 series) also feature smooth sapphire crystal bezels, a titanium case and bracelet and double-sided anti-reflective sapphire glass. This series also features thin-cased models measuring 9.5mm from top to back, wearing just a bit higher on the wrist than premium model.

Casio Oceanus Manta OCW-S7000-1A.Casio also offers a slightly different blue or black color combination with the three 42.8mm S7000 models. 

Two of the debut models, the OCWS7000A, and OCWS7000B, offer a gradated blue to black IP-finished dial, while the OCWS7000 has a solid black dial.

Casio Oceanus Manta OCW-S7000A-2A.

Casio finishes each with its own color finish, all on hardened titanium cases and bracelets. OCWS7000 and OCWS7000A are finished with silver while the OCW-S7000B is dark grey.

Oceanus Manta OCW-S7000B-2A.

All the debuts are equipped with Casio’s latest technologies, including Multi-Band 6, Tough Solar, Tough Movement, 100-meter water resistance, smart access, and Bluetooth connectivity via the Casio Watches app. With the app, wearers can access an auto time adjustment, world time in 300 cities, a status display and a helpful phone locator.

The OCWS6000SW2A is priced at $2,400. Of the S7000 series, the OCWS7000-1A will retail for $1,300, OCWS7000A-2A for $1,400, and the OCWS7000B-2A for $1,550.

Hublot and watch retailer Bucherer 1888 celebrate their partnership with the launch of two new limited edition Big Bang Unico watches. The duo is the third exclusive Bucherer model made by Hublot since the partnership commenced in 2008.

The New Hublot Big Bang Unico Bucherer Exclusive Titanium.

One model, the Big Bang Unico Bucherer Exclusive Titanium, shines with a polished 42mm titanium case that Hublot contrasts with a clear sapphire bezel, and the collection’s familiar skeletonized dial. A white rubber strap adds a sporty touch.

The second debut, the Big Bang Unico Bucherer Exclusive Ceramic, combines a 42mm micro-blasted black ceramic case with a polished black sapphire bezel and skeletonized dial. Here, a darker rubber strap matches the case.

The new Hublot Big Bang Unico Bucherer Exclusive Ceramic.

Hublot powers both watches with its excellent in-house, almost fully exposed Unico HUB1280 movement endowed with a seventy-two hour power reserve.

Each watch is a limited edition of thirty pieces to be offered in selected Bucherer boutiques and online in the United Kingdom, Germany, France and the United States. Prices: $43,900 (black ceramic) and $42,000 (titanium).