Movado’s Slim, Breitling’s feather-light Colt Skyracer, Zenith’s high-beat El Primero mechanism in chronograph mode and Harry Winston’s ode to the cherry tree in bloom to be launched during forthcoming BaselWorld. By Hiren Kumar Bose
MOVADO Ultra Slim
In line with the brand’s iconic, minimalist, aesthetic as well as the current trend towards slim, sleeker cases the admirably understated watch flaunts a modern style. The men’s models come in four different variations, featuring a round 40 mm case, measuring just 6.3 mm thick. Available in an all-steel version or two others with a pink or yellow gold PVD finish, this slender housing frames a sunburst black, silvery white or blue dial featuring Movado’s emblematic concave dot at 12 o’clock. Each model is fitted with a strap in topstitched black or chocolate brown leather, secured by a pin buckle.
BREITLING Colt Skyracer
How about a watch which sits on your wrist like a feather? Colt Skyracer is one with an avant-garde case made of Breitlight®, a material 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than steel. Interestingly, it’s significantly harder and features exceptional resistance to scratching, traction, and corrosion. Additionally, its anti-magnetic and anti-allergenic. Named Skyracer, like the plane flying under Breitling colours in the fabulous Red Bull Air Race. Powered by a thermo-compensated SuperQuartzTM movement, ten times more accurate than standard quartz and chronometer-certified by the COSC, the 45mm watch is also distinguished by its exclusive strap bearing various measurement scales. One can easily remove a given strap section and use it as a measuring instrument, before refitting it again.
ZENITH Pilot Extra Special Chronograph
HARRY WINSTON Avenue Classic Cherry Blossom
The 21.15 mm x 36.1 mm watch captures the ephemeral beauty of a cherry tree in bloom. For the dial, mother-of-pearl makes an iridescent backdrop to a flurry of 39 white diamonds and 29 pink sapphires that represent the flowers and petals of the cherry blossom tree, a sign that spring has arrived. Attached to the white gold branches or floating gently to the ground, the precious stones are cut in different sizes to create fascinating effects of depth and movement. They tableau of nature’s beauty is framed by an 18-ct white gold case, echoing the stately stone facade of Maison’s historic Fifth Avenue Salon in New York, and the three arches surrounding the entrance. The 29 brilliant-cut diamonds is an obvious reference to the long-standing relationship between the House of Harry Winston and precious stones.