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A stylish selection of recently released watches from a few of the world’s horological masters

HONOURING THE YEAR OF THE HORSE

A symbol of a lively and independent spirit, the sign of the horse  took  over  from  the  snake  on  February  1st.  To  mark  this  occasion,  Vacheron  Constantin  has released two  new  watches featuring vivid depictions of the Chinese Zodiac’s current symbol, enhanced  by  expert enamelling  and engraving (the details of the mane and  coat measure a mere fraction of a millimetre).  Crafted in pink gold or platinum and limited to 12 pieces each, these watches are reserved for Vacheron Constantin Boutiques exclusively.

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF A LEGEND

A movement well known to collectors beats at the heart of the latest Zenith watch: Calibre 410. Created in 1969 as a variation of the legendary El Primero, it combines the performances of the world’s most accurate automatic chronograph with triple calendar and moonphase indications. Almost half a century after its creation, El Primero Calibre 410 has evolved in various ways, including having a complete model named after it and finding its way back into the legendary El Primero collection. Introduced this year with a silver-toned dial, it reproduces the original function layout in a distinctively 1970s spirit while also infusing it with a modern touch. Appearing in a contemporary 42 mm size, the steel case displays decidedly on-trend curves with alternating polished and brushed finishes. The round chronograph pushpieces proclaim their originality while the snailed counters create a subtle contrast with the sunray dial motif. The El Primero Calibre 410 reveals its fascinating 390-part mechanism through the sapphire crystal case-back.

EVERYDAY CLASS

A contemporary interpretation of classic complications, the new Admiral’s Cup Seafender 47 Tourbillon Chronograph by Corum features a formidably technical interpretation designed for daily wear, whether in a sporting or an urban environment. Its tourbillon is powered by an automatic calibre with a remarkable oscillation speed of 28,800 vibrations per hour, ensuring exceptional precision. The watch displays an aura of sporting elegance accentuated by the iconic nautical pennants on the inner bezel ring and the twelve-sided shape of the case. Also available in a 5N 18kt red gold version, the case of the Admiral’s Cup Seafender 47 Tourbillon Chronograph is interpreted in three gem-set jewelry variations and three straps: the first in black crocodile leather, the second in a rubber-look leather for the non-gemset models, and the third a brown crocodile leather for the jewelry creations.

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