In this 2014 edition of the Speedmaster Mark II, Omega has updated it to include an automatic movement and tachymeter scale, on the sapphire crystal glass, which is visible in most limited light. In stainless steel, with a polished crown and chronograph push-pieces, this timepiece features a date corrector at 10 o’clock on the case. The dial in matt black or grey features SuperLuminova-coated hands. Also available in a more classic version, this particular piece has a dash of colour by way of a fluorescent orange central chronograph seconds hand and a matching minute track. With a brushed stainless steel strap, this timepiece is water resistant to about 100metres.
A reinterpretation of a classic timepiece, this chronograph watch from the premier Japanese watch manufacturers, Seiko, features a slide rule, which allows calculations of distance, speed and fuel and oil consumption. With an accuracy of plus-or-minus 15 seconds, it is powered by light alone, as the name suggests, and it can operate for about six months when fully charged. In stainless steel, the 46.1mm case features a rotating bezel, a screw caseback, and offers water resistance up to 10bar.
To celebrate 110 years of their mechanical watchmaking experience, Oris, this year, released the Calibre 10 hand-wound movement, the components of which are all manufactured deliberately using an industrial approach, with hand-bevelling and polishing of all its surfaces. The stunning industrial appeal of these components can be enjoyed through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback. In cases 34mm in diameter, the watches housing this exclusive calibre are available in rose gold and stainless steel, in limited editions of 110 pieces each. The status of the 10-day power reserve is indicated on the scale at three o’clock, while a small seconds counter is seen at nine o’clock.
Marking the 130th anniversary of Victorinox, the pioneers of the Swiss army knife, this watch echoes the unique values of the famous Swiss Army knife—authenticity, a robust quality and ultimate reliability in all conditions. Built to withstand unusual levels of stress, the case of this watch can be further reinforced with a removable bumper protector made of nylon and silicone. The tests that this watch has been put through include dropping it from a height of 10metres onto a concrete surface, driving a 64-tonne tank over it, running a washing machine for two hours with the watch inside, and subjecting it to corrosive products such as gasoline, solvents, oils, cleaning products and insecticides. Water resistant to 200metres, the 43mm reinforced stainless steel case houses a quartz movement. The clean dial, featuring a date window at 4:30, is also available in khaki green and navy blue, with rubber straps in those colours as well.
Made with genuine antique coins, this line of watches gained popularity following the discovery of a George VI coin, which is half made of silver. Set in cases that feature patterned bezels to neatly frame the dials, these watches have sapphire crystal not only on the watch glass, but also for decoration on the crowns. These timepieces offer a water resistance of 30metres. Jaipur Watch Company even offer to customise them on request. Coming up in this line of CoinWatches are dials of the British Indian one pice coin and a Queen Victoria one rupee coin.
Written By : Ranvijaysinh Jhala