MeisterSinger Celebrates 20 Years with a Special Edition

Over the past 20 years, MeisterSinger mechanical watches have revolutionised the display of time. They display the time with great precision and in an unusual way – using only one hand. In doing so, the manufacture takes inspiration from the first mechanical timepieces from the late Middle Ages. They literally point to that one fleeting moment in time, conveying a reassuring sense of time.
And to celebrate its 20th anniversary, MeisterSinger is celebrating in style – with a limited edition. We’re introducing The Astroscope: An astronomical spectacle.

The Astroscope Edition displays the weekdays in a way never seen before; in relation to the celestial bodies that have been attributed to the various days of the week since ancient times. Whereas the sun and moon divide our time into day and night and the twelve months of the year, the division into seven-day weeks does not follow an astronomical rhythm but has more of a mythological background. This method likely dates back to the Babylonians, who considered the number seven to be sacred and connected with seven celestial bodies: The Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. Just as most planets are named after Roman gods, most days of the week take their corresponding names from Norse mythology. Throughout history, the allocation of the days of the week to celestial bodies has endured the test of time. Accordingly, the symbols of the planets are found on the Astroscope. A bright dot indicates the current day.
The new version is equipped with a dark dial that represents the night sky. The numerals are depicted in a fine serif typeface and the astronomical symbols are designed in luminous orange. Together with the luminous hand, the time can also be easily read at night. An intimated horizon arches above the circular date window and the company logo, enhancing the impression that the viewer is looking up at the sky.

The MeisterSinger Astroscope is powered by a Swiss automatic movement, the Sellita SW 220, which provides a power reserve of 38 hours. It can be viewed through a screwed-down glass back – along with all the finishes and the continuously operating oscillating weight.
MeisterSinger has opted for a stainless steel case. It has a diameter of a slender 40 mm and is water-resistant to 5 bar.

This Astroscope is a limited edition of 100 pieces.
All models are equipped with a soft calfskin strap. Its orange colour picks up the colours of the dial and provides a continuous look.

A Futuristic Heritage: Hamilton’s Ventura

In 1957 Hamilton created the first electronic watch which was the watch of the future then. It came in an unconventional three-sided case with a pulse line adorning the dial. With this watch, science-fiction became reality. No wonder the Ventura quickly achieved a very iconic status. And now Hamilton has unveiled a new triangular timepiece for the world of tomorrow, once again taking the Ventura to its futuristic heritage – may we present the Ventura Elvis80 Skeleton.

With the new Ventura Elvis80 Skeleton, this space age-icon presents its most futuristic side yet. Hamilton has reinterpreted the classic appearance of the Ventura to create the slee, ergonomic Elvis80 Skeleton case shape, named after the original Ventura’s most famous fan – Elvis Presley, the King himself.
The Ventura Elvis80 Skeleton is an automatic rather than electronic watch that celebrates watchmaking in all its forms – with a clear view of the mechanics revealed through its skeletonised movement.

Hamilton has equipped the Ventura Elvis80 Skeleton with a stainless steel case. It sports a diameter of 42.5 mm and a height of 44.6 mm and comes with either a PVD coating in pink gold or black. The case is water-resistant to 5 atm.
The dials of the two versions of the Ventura Elvis80 Skeleton also differ in colour. Both come in the basic colour black, but while the pulse line on the pink gold version matches the case, Hamilton has opted for a red accent on the black watch. To ensure excellent legibility at all times, the hands are coated with Super-LumiNova. A scratch-resistant and anti-reflective sapphire crystal lies over both dials.
The H-10-S movement can be seen through the open dial. It is an uncompromising calibre that boasts a power reserve of 80 hours and a Côtes de Genève finish.

The Ventura Elvis80 Skeleton is completed by a rubber strap.
With this modern evolution of a visionary classic on your wrist, the future can come.

Urwerk presents the EMC TimeHunter Stormtrooper

For the new Urwerk EMC TimeHunter White Ceramic the nickname „Stormtrooper“ was chosen. Everyone who knows Baumgartner & Frei is not surprised by this choice because of their love of science fiction and the heavy influence of the Star Wars universe on their own designs over the years. The signature armour of the Stormtrooper was an instant icon ever since it appeared on screen in 1977. The Stormtrooper was designed to intimidate but also to look super cool and super clean.
The EMC Stormtrooper evokes the same characteristics. The whole watch belongs like it belongs in a sci-fi movie, and for this limited edition the white ceramic case set it apart from the previous models, indeed all previous Urwerk watches. Because gone is the trademark black look, as the manufacture embraces white for the first time in its history.

The EMC TimeHunter Stormtrooper belongs to the Ur-Chronometry family, which encompasses Urwerk watchmaking concepts dedicated to outstanding precision. An EMC TimeHunter is essentially a dual measuring instrument. Its appearance and even its surface all signal its nature. The EMC Stormtrooper is crafted from steel and its caseback from titanium. Its aesthetic is not round, square or cushion-like, nor indeed any of Urwerk’s signature indefinable shapes. This hyper-technical machine hugs the contours of the movement inside and submits to the constraints of its various organs. It is not symmetrical, regular, flat or curved, yet remains aesthetically pleasing and distinctive, embodying a truly unique personality.
Moreover, its stainless steel „hood“ is micro-beadblasted and then given a hard, matt ceramic lacquer-type treatment. As a result, the surface of the EMC TimeHunter „Stormtrooper“ has a grainy finish reminiscent of military equipment. The case measures 43 mm in diameter and 51 mm in length and is water-resistant up to 3 atm.

The same functionalism reigns on the dial with its matt black surfaces. Each indication zone has its own clearly marked space. Each unit is painted with fluorescent green Super-LumiNova to perfect the contrasts. In addition to the main dial with its chequered hand grenade pattern, which displays the hours and minutes, the EMC TimeHunter features a smal disc-type seconds hand at 1 o’clock, graduated in five-second increments. It is complemented by a power-reserve indicator at 7 o’clock.
The indications linked to the chronometric monitoring function are concentrated at 11 o’clock and indicated by the „EM Control“ marking on the screw-down bezel.

At the very heart of the EMC concept lies an electronic/mechanical system that makes each of these timepieces one-of-a-kind, bestriding two worlds. It is an entirely mechanical watch, optimised with the help of an electro-optical circuit. Designed exclusively for the EMC collections, the UR-EMC2 calibre is entirely crafted, finished, assembled and adjusted by Urwerk.
It incorporates an electronic module whose function it is to measure the rate of the mechanical part. It has its own power source, separate from the rest of the movement. On one side the engine, on the other, the control unit. These two integrated units make the EMC TimeHunter a truly wearer-adjustable watch.
The hand-wound movement works at a frequency of 4 Hz and offers a power reserve of a maximum of 80 hours.

The EMC TimeHunter Stormtrooper is a very limited edition of only 5 pieces.

Zenith Chronomaster Revival A385

Zenith celebrates the rebirth of a legend: The watch manufacturer is bringing back one of the earliest and most emblematic El Primero-equipped chronographs from the earliest days of the revolutionary calibre in the form of a Chronomaster Revival model. So Zenith looks back to the year 1969, a year which brought not only significant changes to the watchmaking world but to the manufacture histelf with the official launch of the El Primero calibre. The debut of the world’s first automatic high-frequency chronograph was celebrated with three distinct steel models. Among them was the A385, a tonneau-shaped steel watch with with an eye-catching gradient dial, which was the first „smoked“ dial ever to be made. And now, after more than 50 years. the A385 is making a brilliant comeback.

The Chronomaster A385 Revival is far more than just a vintage-inspired creation. This watch is an actual reproduction of the original model from the late 1960s. Zenith brought it by „reverse engineering“. Using the original blueprints and production plans, each part of the tonneau-shaped stainless steel case, including the pump-style pushers, is faithful to the original model. The only differences are the domed sapphire crystal instead of an acrylic glass and the display back. The 1969 model came with a solid steel case back which did not allow a view of the spectacular movement behind it. Luckily, these days are over and the new watch now offers an unobstructed view of its El Primero 400 chronograph movement.
The case measures only 37 mm in diameter and is water-resistant to 5 atm.

What made the A385 truly stand was its smoked brown gradient dial with a vignette effect that blackens towards the edges and provides a striking sense of visual depth, as if the dial was domed. For the Chronomaster Revival, Zenith sought to recreate the same warm tones and gradient effect, almost indistinguishable from the original with its red chronograph central second hand and silvery-white chronograph counters. Hours and minutes are displayed centrally, and at 9 o’clock you’ll find the small seconds. The central seconds of the chronograph are complemented by a 10-minute conter at 3 o’clock and a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock.
Between the indexes at 4 and 5 o’clock Zenith has placed the date window.

The aforementioned El Primero 400 chronograph movement is a powerful automatic movement. It operates at a frequency of 5 Hz and provides a power reserve of more than 50 hours.

Keeping with the retro theme, the Chronomaster A385 Revival is available in two options: the first is the steel ladder bracelet, a modern remake of the Gay Frères bracelets. The second is a light brown calfskin strap.

Rado True Square x Tej Chauhan

The latest design collaboration of Rado is a pure expression of Emotive Industrial Design, created to celebrate the Master of Materials. And it brings the watch maker to the future in style. Tej Chauhan is an award-winning British industrial designer famous for its pioneering design. With flowing shapes, innovative high-tech ceramic and bold colours, the Rado True Square Tej Chauhan visualises the great futuristic visions of pop culture.
Rado has always looked toward the future, as have countless artists, directors and architects who repeatedly tired and are still trying to define the aesthetics of tomorrow. Many of their spacey, colourful, revolutionary designs have already achieved cult status.
Tej Chauhan and Rado found ideal partners in each other; both strategically use shape, colour, materials and contrast.

The basis of the collaboration was the new True Square – the first square watch made from solid high-tech ceramic, whose flowing shapes are created using injection moulding. The matt yellow ceramic case highlights the unique texture of the high-performance material and is combined with a case back in polished dark grey PVD-coated stainless steel with sapphire crystal and special engraving. The case measures 38 mm in diameter and is water-resistant up to 5 bar.
On the matt black dial with silver-coloured concentric circles, the hands provide strong contrasts from the centre: the minute and hour hands are painted in white, the second hand in neon red. In an opening at 3 o’clock, the date is displayed in a typography specially designed by Tej Chauhan. Blue indexes between 9 and 12 o’clock refer to the time of the day when things start moving – in the morning at the office or in the evening on a night out. Faceted sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inside provides the best insights and impresses as an independent design element.

This watch is powered by a modern automatic calibre. The ETA C07.611works relentless and absolutely reliable and provides a power reserve of approximately 80 hours.

The Rado True Square x Tej Chauhan is complemented by a bracelet made from yellow leather elements held by ceramic connectors.

Into the Deep, Dark Infinite with the Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon Black Edition

After entering the scene as a diver’s watch like no other, the Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon now returns in a bold black (and sadly) limited edition. And it definitely stands out with its uniquely structured in-house skeleton movement and dark tones. While equipped with all the essential features a diver’s watch needs to deliver, this tourbillon is also a high-performance timepiece. With its stealthy black silhouette, this limited edition effortlessly blends into any situation.

Housed in a bombastic, 46 mm wide, very lightweight yet robust titanium case, the U50 Diver Tourbillon features two large screw-down crowns. The one at 4 o’clock is used for winding and setting the time, while the crown at 2 o’clock is used to rotate the unidirectional 60-minute rotating bezel. Opposite, at the 9 o’clock position, a helium escape valve is placed to ensure the watch’s water resistance of 300 meters. With this feature, even during saturation diving the helium molecules will not be able to make their way into the case.
The titanium case has received a full black DLC-treatment.

Instead of a solid dial, the U50 Diver Tourbillon features an open face with a dark but legible hour ring in grey, as well as white Super-LumiNova on the indexes. Matching the dial, the hours, minutes and seconds hands are black coated and also filled with Super-LumiNova for excellent legibility. Both face and case back crystals are made of anti-reflective sapphire.

The U50 Diver Tourbillon’s A-300 mechanical movement is designed as a skeleton movement from the ground up; it’s not a cut-out version of an already existing calibre.
Much reduced in weight, its beam-type bridges and the fact that all the movement’s main elements are firmly secured between two plates guarantee a high stability. This design replaces the conventional main plate and bridges construction while increasing the mechanical resistance of the movement. The rigidity is further enhanced by Angelus’s six-spoke design, and of course, the calibre is entirely manufactured in-house.
With its core functions – hours, minutes and small seconds – the A-300 calibre provides a 55-hour power reserve. The frequency of 4 Hz guarantees a high precision.

The U50 Diver Tourbillon Black Edition comes on a black rubber strap. This limited edition contains only 25 pieces.

Conquering the Deep with the Oyster Perpetual Submariner

Rolex recently introduced the new generation of its Oyster Perpetual Submariner and Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date, watches that exemplify the historic links between Rolex and the world of diving. Both timepieces now feature a redesigned, slightly larger case and are fitted on a remodelled bracelet. Equipped with movements that focus on a high reliability and absolute performance, the two models are suitable for daily use above and below the surface.
Rolex experimented with diving watches as early as the early 1950s and introduced its first Submariner in 1953, the first divers‘ watch waterproof at a depth of 100 metres. Just a year later, the waterproofness of the Submariner was increased to a depth of 200 metres. The watch was soon fitted with other technical innovations until the Submariner and Submariner Date gradually began to explore the world beyond the oceans. Today, these tool watches have become archetypes of the action watch on land as underwater.

When diving, being able to read the time with absolute certainty is a matter of survival. Therefore, the dial of the Submariner watches is designed to be clean and unambiguous. The hour and minute hands, clearly differentiated in size and shape, and the hour markers in simple geometric forms enable instant and reliable reading, preventing any risk of confusion underwater.
The Submariner and Submariner Date also feature a Chromalight display: the hands and hour markers are coated or filled with a luminescent material that emits a long-lasting blue glow in dark conditions. On the bezel, the triangular zero marker is also visible in darkness.
The crystal used is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire and, on the Submariner Date, is fitted with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date.

The unidirectional rotatable bezel is fitted with a 60-minute graduated Cerachrom insert in black, green or blue ceramic that allows divers to confidently monitor their dive time. It is placed on top of the Oyster case, which is a paragon of robustness and reliability. This case is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 300 metres and its middle case is crafted from a solid block of Oystersteel, a corrosion-resistant alloy, or from white gold.

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Submariner and the Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date carry the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist. The watches are equipped with the calibres 3230 and 3235; movements entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Both automatic movements offer fundamental gains in terms of precision, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability. They also offer a power reserve of approx. 70 hours.
These versions of the Submariner and Submariner Date are fitted with an Oyster bracelet.

The Hindenberg Air Lancer Is a Beautiful Tribute to Aviation

From the very first models in the very first collection, watch manufacturer Hindenberg made one thing very clear – that its heart beats for aviation and iconic pilot’s watches. Today, we are going to introduce one of the Swiss made models in the current collection, the Hindenberg Air Lancer. This watch combines a beautiful classic look with impeccable Swiss quality.

The dial boasts two bold and different types of cutouts. Through the middle one parts of the movements can be seen while the two lateral ones operate as an unconvential date display. The date indication can be found at three o’clock via a small blue arrow. At nine o’clock we meet the cutout of the date disc once again – a beautiful detail that would otherwise stay hidden beneath the dial.
Overall, the compact indices predominate, but at three, six and nine o’clock, Hindenberg has opted for Arabic numerals. The logo appears at twelve o’clock. Due to the generously sized hands, the Hindenberg Air Lancer offers excellent readability. The minute and hour hands are also filled with lume to guarantee this excellent legibility throughout the night.
The dial is protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

The Hindenberg Air Lancer features a 42-mm-stainless steel case, measuring 11 mm in height. The watch sits prominently on the wrist without being overpowering and it slips under every sleeve with ease.
The case is water resistant up to 10 atm.

This watch is powered by a reliable, automatic movement. The Sellita SW200-1 is a swiss made calibre, known in the industry for its absolute reliability and precision. This movement features hours, minutes and a central second hand, as well as a date display. Fully wound, it provides a power reserve of up to 38 hours.

Hindenberg provides the Air Lancer with a beautiful leather strap, white contrast stitching including which beautifully complements the look of the dial.
The Air Lancer comes in four different versions; a stainless steel model with a silver coloured dial, two with a black dial – one of which also features a black PVD-coated case – and one brown model.

Entirely Attired in Gold: Vacheron Constantin Égérie self-winding

Just in time for Christmas, Swiss watch manufacturer Vacheron Constantin has entered the world of „Haute Manufacture“ with the Égérie self-winding. Gold and diamonds are beautifully combined in this watch, gracing the female wrist with stunning elegance.
With its seductively precious allure, this newest Égérie model is an ideal companion for both daytime and evening wear.

Inspired by the world of haute couture and the aesthetic sophistication inherited from Vacheron Constantin’s heritage, the Égérie self-winding celebrates the collection’s unique style. The 35-mm-pink gold case is pebble rimmed with 58 diamonds. Its silvered opaline dial features a „pleats“ pattern created using the tapestry technique. The fine engraving creates a subtle play of textures and depth evoking a precious fabric. It is against this backdrop that time performs its never ending choreography, punctuated by leaf-type hands sweeping across gracefully scripted numerals recalling finely scalloped lace embroidery.
Setting a final distinctive touch, the beautifully rounded diamond-set date display is offset along a diagonal line running between Vacheron Constantin’s signature and the wonderfully restrained crown, perkily adorned with a moonstone. This asymmetry enhances the personality of the Égérie self-winding, gives it a old contemporary twist – and plenty of character.

The Égérie is powered by the in-house calibre 1088. It operates at a frequency of 4 Hz and provides a power reserve of at least 40 hours. Vacheron Constantin has equipped this timepiece with a sapphire case back, revealing the fine watchmaking finishes and openworked oscillating weight inspired by the Manufacture’s logo.

The case is water-resistant up to 3 atm and it pairs its exquisite curves with a pink gold bracelet. Delightfully supple and feeling soft to the skin, it wears comfortably and barely noticeable.

The Égérie self-winding is a very worthy addition to the Égérie Collection introduced earlier this year. Aesthetically and technically outstanding and utterly fascinating, this piece of jewellery will undoubtedly delight watch lovers.

TAG Heuer Celebrates Jack Heuer’s Birthday with a Special Edition


Jack Heuer, the great-grandson of TAG Heuer’s founder, celebrates his eighty-eighth birthday this year. In honor of this symbolic eighty eighth year, which embodies luck with its double infinity loop, the Swiss luxury watchmaker is releasing a limited edition of the recently relaunched TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph. The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition was inspired by Jack’s favourite watch, the legendary Carrera-1158CHN Vintage Chronograph.

Jack Heuer’s favourite collection is the Carrera which was first launched in 1963. It is also the first timepiece that he created entirely, choosing and registering its name as well as designing its aesthetics down to the smallest details. The Carrera was awatch made for professional racing drivers that featured a highly legible, minimalist dial that has helped forge its legendary status. The name of the collection is inspired by the treacherous Carrera-Panamericana race and means „road“, „race“ or even „journey“ in Spanish.
Among all the TAG Heuer Carrera models, there is one that is particularly dear to Jack Heuer’s heart: the all-gold Heuer Carrera 1158CHN dating back to the 1970s. This iconic vintage watch has inspired the TAG Heuer Carrera Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition. Made of rose gold, this anniversary piece marks the comeback of this precious metal to the TAG Heuer collections.

Framed by a 42 mm rose gold case, the TAG Heuer Carrera Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition features a silver opaline dial with a duo of applied stylised infinity loops in the center of the dial, symbolising Jack’s birthday. True to the aesthetics of the original 1158CHN Heuer model, only the two sunray brushed chronograph subdials at 3 and 9 o’clock appear in contrasting black as a nod to vintage racing timepieces. As for the counter at 6 o’clock, which did not exist in the original version, it elegantly blends in tone on tone with the dial. The silhouette of the redesigned date display and the hands, whose size has been perfectly adjusted to that of the hour-markers, are two subtle details which add the finishing touch to the balanced aesthetics of this timepiece.

This chronograph is powered by the Calibre Heuer02 movement. It guarantees maximum precision and accuracy and provides an impressive power reserve of 80 hours.

The black alligator leather strap bears Jack Heuer’s signature in gold lettering.
This special edition is limited to 188 pieces; a chronograph with charisma and style which is hard to beat in terms of elegance and finesse.