Have you taken the time to decide how your 2021 will go?
The new year has just started and already, there’s plenty to look forward to. In our first edition of 2021, we bring you household names like Richard Mille, Omega, and Van Cleef & Arpels to name a few onto this week’s edition.
Be sure to scroll down to check out these new timepieces.
[Hero Image Credit: Van Cleef & Arpels; Featured Image Credit: Richard Mille]
Chinese New Year is already on Blancpain’s radar with a limited edition series of just 50 pieces in commemoration of the festivities. Known as the Traditional Chinese Calender, this titanium piece features a Grand Feu enamel dial while paying tribute to the Chinese calendar indications with a Gregorian calendar and moon phases. Aside from its gold Roman numerals and hollowed-out sage leaf-shaped hands, the ox also makes an appearance on the 12 o’clock above the double-hour counter. As for the moon phase, that can be found at the 6 o’clock. There is also a non-limited edition version in red gold with a finely guilloché oscillating weight.
(Image credit: Blancpain)
Aside from Chinese New Year, Cartier wants you to think slightly further than that — Valentine’s Day. Celebrate the day of overly-marketed romance with the Ballon Bleu De Cartier Watch in a steel case along with a fluted crown and a synthetic spinel cabochon. On the 36mm dial, you’ll find a silvered guilloché opaline dial with Roman numerals and a blued-steel sword-shaped hands.
(Image credit: Cartier)
Richard Mille introduces a brand new piece with the RM 65-01 Automatic Split Seconds Chronograph. This complex sports masterpiece is a symbol of technical prowess at its best — it features over 600 components and is built beyond the limited edition. It’s available in Carbon TPT, Gold, and Carbon TPT, and all complemented with satin-finished grade 5 titanium.
(Image credit: Richard Mille)
Van Cleef & Arpels
Bringing its latest collection out is the Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Ballerines Musicales. It features an abundance of jewellery and while not technically limited edition, there are still only three available due to the painstaking process it takes to create them. It has a base of 18-karat gold on a 44.5mm case, which is also set with 7.92 carats of diamonds. There is also a music box disk with a mechanical carillon minute repeater function, which plays music that synchronises with an on-demand animation of ballerinas dancing through an opening on the dial.
(Image credit: Van Cleef & Arpels)
Zenith reintroduces its first El Primero with a gradient dial from 1969: The Chronomaster Revival A385. It has a 37mm tonneau-shaped stainless steel case with a smoked brown gradient dial with a vignette effect. It’s available in two options: a steel “ladder” bracelet, which is a modern remake of the Gay Frères bracelets and the light brown calf leather strap that will develop a unique patina with wear and time.
(Image credit: Zenith)
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Kuala Lumpur.