The likes of Hublot, Richard Mille, and Franck Muller make the list on the latest releases in the world of watches.
That’s not all of course. The list also includes Breguet, Zenith, and Audemars Piguet. This gives us a good mix of classic luxury timepieces and haute horlogerie watches. This also comes after Geneva Watch Days 2020, which featured plenty of exciting pieces during the convention.
These latest releases bring back some familiar names alongside some new additions. Audemars Piguet introduces a self-winding chronograph with a tourbillon for its Code 11.59; Hublot pays tribute to Ferrari with the Big Bang 1000 GP; Richard Mille releases its first-ever in-house RM 72-01 chronograph with a patented design; Breguet brings out a new model in its Tradition line; and of course, Franck Muller with its Master Banker Asia Exclusive in the brand’s iconic Cintrée Curvex case.
Scroll down to read the full story on all of the latest timepieces so you know which to cop in the future.
Feature image: Hublot
Hero image: Franck Muller
The latest timepiece to come out from one of the holy trinity is the Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph for its Code 11.59 collection. This brings together the classicism and prestige of the flying tourbillon to go with the modernity of a flyback chronograph. It features a contemporary aesthetic with distinct architectural elements, showcasing the Manufacture’s progressive approach towards traditional craftsmanship. There are only 50 pieces available worldwide, featuring an 18-carat white gold case with a three-dimensional architectural face design. At the three and nine o’clock, you’ll find transparent chronograph counters while at the six o’clock is where you’ll find the tourbillon cage. The dial itself is open-work with complex mechanisms and topped off with a lacquered blue inner bezel. At the heart of the watch, you’ll find the Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 2952 with a 65-hour power reserve and comprising of 479 parts in total, including 40 gems.
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Breguet’s Tradition line is all about taking inspiration from the calibre of the subscription watch created at the end of the eighteenth century. The new Breguet Tradition Quantième Rétrograde 7597 follows up from its previous iterations with an hours chapter in Roman numerals, which borders over its engine-turned Clous de Paris pattern. Blued Breguet hands also make an appearance, which you will find on the off-centered dial as well as the retrograde date section on the bottom half of the watch. The case itself is draped in 18-carat gold for good measure. It’s only available in either rose gold or white gold.
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The Master Banker from Franck Muller is an icon through and through. Created out of inspiration from a banker client, the Franck Muller Master Banker was the first of its kind luxury timepiece that featured three separate timezones that can be viewed at a single glance. Building on its legacy, Franck Muller introduces the new Cintrée Curvex MasterBanker Asia Exclusive. This regional-exclusive watch is only available in Asia, showcasing the signature three-time zone complication housed within Franck Muller’siconicCintrée Curvex case. At the helm of the watch is the two-decades-old MVD 2800-MBSC automatic movement, which will power three separate timezones. The local timezone is on the central hour while the other two can be seen on two subdials at 12 and six o’clock.
(Image credit: Franck Muller)
The Hublot Big Bang is the brand’s most popular collection and the latest addition to the family is the Big Bang Ferrari 1000 GP. This model comes in two tones — white gold or carbon-ceramic in a limited-edition release of only 20 pieces. This hallmarks Scuderia Ferrari’s 1,000th Grand Prix race, which fell on 13th September 2020 at Mugello, Italy.
The first of two limited-edition timepieces bring honour to the legend of the prancing horse while representing the brand’s heritage in a polished white gold 45mm case. It comes with two straps, both of which are interchangeable due to Hublot’s patented One Click system. The first strap uses Pecari leather with white top stitching and lined with black rubber for greater sturdiness and comfort. The second strap features embossed black Schedoni leather with black top stitching.
The second of two limited-edition timepieces talks all about the present and future of Scuderia Ferrari. This is shown through its carbon-ceramic 45mm case, which is the same material used for the F1 car’s brake disc. Developed jointly by both Hublot and Scuderia Ferrari, the watch is fitted with a woven strap made from SuperFabric while the second leather strap is made from embossed black Schedoni leather, much like the alternative strap on the other timepiece.
Both watches are also fitted with the Hublot Unico Manufacture movement, integrated with a flyback chronograph as well as a column wheel and a power reserve of 72 hours.
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The latest timepiece to come out from Richard Mille is one for the books. The RM 72-01 is the first of its kind to feature an in-house chronograph with a patented design. What’s more, the RM 72-01 is stuck in the very middle between Haute Horlogerie, dance, and music. This flyback chronograph was entirely developed and designed by the brand and pushes its own limits to new heights. Its patented design is a new chronograph mechanism that features a double-clutch system with oscillating pinions. The in-house Calibre CRMC1 is an automatic winding movement with a power reserve of 50 hours. It’s also available in four different combinations — 5N red gold, titanium, black ceramic, and white ceramic.
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Zenith introduces not one, but two new watches featuring a striking bold contrast for both the Defy 21 and the Defy Classic. To further cement its exclusivity, both the Defy 21 and Defy Classic will only be available via a Zenith boutique or its online store. The Defy 21 rounds out at 44mm while the Defy Classic is only at 41mm. However, both watches will carry the same matte microblasted black ceramic case. To further add to its bold colour contrast, both the watches come with white ceramic bezels, a white strap, and white detailings around the case.
(Image credit: Zenith)