Panerai Launches New Luminor 1950 10 Days GMT Limited Edition at Design Miami

The 2018 Design/Miami fair wraps up today, and Panerai, serving again as the event’s official watch partner, has unveiled a new North America limited edition there. Here’s a look at the latest, specially designed iteration of the Panerai Luminor 1950 – 10 Days GMT Automatic Acciaio, available exclusively at the brand’s Design/Miami booth for the duration of the fair.

Panerai Luminor 1950 10 Days GMT Automatic Acciaio -Design Miami - front

Panerai Luminor 1950 10 Days GMT Automatic Acciaio, Design Miami Edition (Ref. PAM986)

The watch has a 44-mm, corrosion-resistant 316L stainless steel case containing Panerai’s in-house Caliber P.2003, which stores at least 240 hours, or 10 days’ worth of winding autonomy in its three spring barrels. The satiné soleil blue dial is formed in Panerai’s now-emblematic “sandwich” style, with two superimposed disks and a layer of beige-colored Super-LumiNova shining through the top disk’s large, stencil-style, cut-out Arabic numerals. The date window is at 3 o’clock, the linear power reserve display at 6 o’clock, and an AM/PM indicator sharing the 9 o’clock position with the small seconds subdial. A central arrow-tipped hand indicates a second time zone on the 12-hour scale, and the screw-down crown is secured by the bridge crown protector device, ensuring the timepiece’s water resistance of 100 meters. Continue reading

E.C.Andersson Calypso Arctic Sport – Finally in Stock, Delivered Before Christmas

It’s been a long wait for fans of E.C.Andersson Watch Company since the pre-order release of the Calypso Arctic Sport. Right on schedule, however, all orders have finally been shipped and a stock of 30 pieces remains for new customers, with immediate shipping worldwide. As has become customary, E.C.Andersson offers a 10% discount for WatchTime readers on the last remaining watches, and orders made before the 18th of December will arrive before Christmas day.

E.C. Andersson Calypso Arctic Sport - flat

The Arctic Sport is the third iteration of the Calypso collection, and perhaps the model best manifesting E.C.Andersson’s bold take on Scandinavian design. It’s made with the Northern winter in mind, targeted to outdoorsmen who often find themselves in nature without access to electric or natural light. The anti-reflective dial, however, is just as legible during the few hours of sun, when snow may cast a blinding glare. Continue reading

Porsche Design 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition

Many watch companies have produced timepieces in partnership with automobile brands. Only one, however, can claim as direct a line to automotive heritage as Porsche Design, founded by Professor F.A. Porsche, who also happens to be the originator of one of the world’s most iconic sports cars, the Porsche 911. The luxury automaker rolled out the eighth-generation 911 earlier this week, and alongside it a new limited-edition companion for its drivers’ wrists: the Porsche Design 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine. Continue reading

Free-Wheeling Style: Zenith Defy Classic Range Rover Special Edition

Zenith launched its groundbreaking El Primero chronograph watch in 1969, the same year that British luxury automaker Land Rover rolled out the world’s first luxury off-road, four-wheel-drive vehicle, the Range Rover. In 2016, the two respected marques kicked off a long-term partnership that has resulted in several very special Range Rover-branded timepieces. The latest, a limited edition of 200 pieces, is designed as a ticking companion piece to the next-generation Range Rover Evoque. Here’s everything you should know about the Zenith Defy Classic Range Rover, this week’s Watch to Watch. Continue reading

A Tonneau for the 21st Century: The Cartier Privé Collection

Cartier has a long and distinguished history as a watchmaker of dabbling outside the confines of the traditional round watch case, at times with iconic results such as the emblematic Tank and Santos models. At the upcoming SIHH watch salon in Geneva, the French master jeweler and watch design pioneer revives another early 20th-century shaped model that went on to become hugely influential, its 1906 Tonneau, in the new Cartier Privé line.

Cartier Privé Collection

Cartier Privé Collection

The Cartier Privé collection kicks off with two versions, one a classically elegant two-handed timekeeper, the other a skeletonized dual-time piece. Hearkening back to the original 1906 watch — which was cased in platinum rather than more common gold and featured wrist-hugging curves and vis armurier (or “gunsmith”-style) tube screws to fasten the lugs — the Privé case is double bracketed, with an oblong, curved shape engineered to follow the contours of the wrist. The bezel of the two-hand Tonneau model is formed from a single block of either rose gold or platinum and boasts, according to Cartier, “no overhangs or breaks in the plane” of its surface. The winding crown is topped off with a cabochon in classic Cartier style. The dial — Champagne-colored on the rose-gold watch, silvered on the platinum — features polished, rhodium-plated applied Roman numerals and a vintage-style railtrack minutes scale. Both versions of the Tonneau have alligator leather straps, gray with the platinum, brown with the gold, and are outfitted with Cartier’s new Caliber 1917, a manual-winder with a 38-hour power reserve. The platinum watch is limited to 100 pieces. Continue reading

Split Precision: The Breitling Navitimer 1 B03 Rattrapante Boutique Edition

Breitling introduced its Navitimer 1 B03 Rattrapante 45, outfitted with the venerable brand’s first in-house split-seconds chronograph movement, in 2017. At the recent Breitling Summit in London, whose centerpiece launch was the new Premier collection, Breitling unveiled a new limited version with a “Stratos gray” dial, available for sale exclusively at the brand’s 70 boutiques worldwide.

Breitling Navitimer 1 B03 Rattrapante-45 Boutique Edition - front

Breitling Navitimer 1 B03 Rattrapante-45 Boutique Edition with Stratos gray dial

The timepiece’s boldly proportioned, 45-mm case is made of stainless steel, outfitted with a convex, double-nonreflective coated sapphire crystal over the dial. The three dark gray-toned-toned subdials (30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock, 12-hour chronograph counter at 6 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock) pop against the sleek background of the main dial, which is framed by an inner rotating bezel with a circular slide rule, a useful tool for aviators that has been a fixture of Breitling Navitimers since the model’s debut in 1952 (original version pictured below). Continue reading