Watches: Our 6 fall favorites

The Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Jaeger-LeCoultre Knife model will be on the wrists of the King’s man spies to save the planet in Matthew Vaughn's next film …. and maybe yours?! Omega, with the Speedmaster Moonwatch 321, resuscitates the legendary watch that participated in every moon landing in history. Panerai continues to experiment with materials and their combinations for its Submersible watch. Frédérique Constant launches the new generation of Highlife, a watchmaking icon, created more than 20 years ago. Alpina continues its fight to save the oceans with the Seastrong Diver Gyre made from recycled materials. As for single-hand fans, they will fall for the MeisterSinger Perigraph, which now puts the date in orbit.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife: Inspired by pocket watches

Jaeger-LeCoultre : Montre Couteau Master Ultra Thin Kingsman, série limitée à 100 pièces. - © Jaeger-LeCoultre

This new timepiece from the Swiss luxury manufacturer celebrates the release of Matthew Vaughn's latest opus (release postponed to the first quarter of 2021), dating back to the origins of the Kingsman agency, a century ago. Jaeger-LeCoultre has taken a step back in time, to create a watch inspired by the Couteau 1907 pocket watch: The Couteau Master Ultra Thin Kingsman, a wrist watch combining tradition and modernity. Note the presence of a crown located above the number 12, protected by a gold triangle. The extra-thin, 4.25mm-thick 40mm case features Jaeger-LeCoultre's hand-wound caliber 849, just 1.85mm thick! The watch engraved on the back with the Kingsman logo, as well as "One of 100" is presented in a box specially created in homage to the film. Series limited to one hundred copies.

Price: € 30,000

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 321: The Watch of American Astronauts

Omega : Speedmaster Moonwatch Calibre 321 - © Omega

Having participated in all six lunar missions, the Omega Speedmaster is one of the most iconic watches in the world. This new model is identical to the famous Caliber 321, an essential part of the history of the first watch to go to the moon. The 39.70mm stainless steel case is inspired by the 3rd generation model worn by astronaut Ed White. It has a polished black ceramic bezel and a white enamel tachymeter scale. The black stepped dial is adorned with signature Moonwatch hands, a small seconds counter, a 30-minute counter, a 12-hour counter and the central chronograph hand. Collectors will be delighted to observe the famous dot above the number 90 and other nods to the past, including vintage Omega logos. To take full advantage of this mechanical jewel, the caseback is fitted with a sapphire crystal allowing you to admire its hypnotizing caliber.

Price: 13,200 €

Panerai Submersible Goldtech PAM01070 - 44 mm: Innovation and tradition

PANERAI - Submersible Goldtech PAM01070 - © PANERAI

In a relentless quest for new materials, the Italian House offers a surprising new association in the Submersible family, a professional diving watch with an experimental aesthetic. A model that brings together for the first time GoldtechTM, a gold alloy with an intense color, and CarbotechTM. Its 44 mm case frames a black dial with applied indexes and satin-brushed decoration, another first in the Submersible collection. Luminescent indexes, hands and green / blue dots make the dial immediately readable in low light conditions or underwater. The caseback with twelve screws, in titanium with black DLC coating, hides the mechanical caliber P.900 4 Hz from view, an automatic movement that combines a three-day power reserve. Water-proof up to 300 meters, the Submersible Goldtech- 44 mm features a black rubber strap closed with a trapezoidal pin buckle. Comes with an additional strap made of black Panerai Sportech with stitching and a screwdriver to remove the buckle.

Price: 29 900 €

MeisterSinger - Perigraph: The full measure of time

MeisterSinger : Perigraph - © MeisterSinger

The German watch brand famous for its timepieces where time is displayed via a single hand offers a change in continuity with a new model from the Perigraph collection, subtly revisited in two variations. Traditionally discreet, its date function by means of a rotating disc is now highlighted by a contrast of colors that enhance the radial geometry of the dial. The now brushed stainless steel case with a diameter of 43 mm reveals a meticulously redesigned dial. Differentiating from a deep blue sunray background, the circular date ring is tinted in matt black, identical to the outer edge. The different treatment of the surfaces accentuates the contrast between the dark tones of the first model while giving it more depth. Embedded in a Swiss-made mechanical self-winding caliber with a 38-hour power reserve, this new MeisterSinger timepiece reveals the beauty of its workings through a transparent caseback. Finished with a brown, light or dark leather strap depending on the version, it will appeal to followers with a different perception of time.

Price: € 1,850

Alpina Seastrong Diver Gyre Automatic: An eco-responsible watch in the colors of the ocean

Alpina : Seastrong Diver Gyre Automatique - © Alpina

The Swiss Watch Manufacture is involved in saving the oceans with a line made from recycled fishing nets (70% for the case, 100% for the bracelet). In partnership with the start-up Gyre Watch - a supplier of recycled materials - and Surfrider Foundation Europe, an NGO based in Biarritz, a benchmark in the fight to protect the ocean and sea life. Three models for him (44 mm) with shades of blue or turquoise, two for her (36 mm) in shades of blue and tinted pearl. Water-proof to 300 m, with an automatic mechanical caliber (38h power reserve), with seconds hand, finished with the famous triangle, Alpina logo, also used as index at 12 o'clock. In limited series of 1883 pieces each, in reference to the year the brand was created. Presented in an eco-responsible box with an additional bracelet offered to each male model in vegetable leather, made from recycled apple waste.

Price: between 1295 and 1395 €

Frédérique Constant: The big comeback with the Highlife collection

Frederique Constant : Highlife - © Frederique Constant

In 1999, the Swiss Watchmaking Manufacture launched the first models of its Highlife collection, distinguished by their bracelet integrated into the case. An ingenious concept renewed in 2020 with three new models fitted with a 41 mm steel case, including the Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture. This piece is powered by the Manufacture FC-775 caliber, a mechanical automatic winding machine. Beating at 28,800 vph, it offers 38 hours of power reserve. Its perlage and Côtes de Genève are visible through a sapphire crystal case-back. On the dial side, this timepiece is distinguished by its three counters: day at 9 o'clock, month and leap years at 12 o'clock, date at 3 o'clock. At 6 am, a moon phase completes the set.

Price: € 8,595 on a steel bracelet
Novembre 2020
By Luxe Magazine