ITLING NAVITIMER 8 B01 ONOGRAPH 43 some might have been worried about Breitling’s — it has new ownership, management and designers — its new releases prove those worries to be unfounded. It is remaining true to its roots while making interesting moves forward. The newNavitimer 8 B01 Chronograph 43 is a prime example of creating something new from its archives. The "8" in the name refers to the Huit Aviation Department ( huit means eight in French) that Breitling established in 1938 to create cockpit instruments and pilot watches. It houses Breitling’s exclusive in-house BreitlingManufacture caliber 01 with 70 hours of power reserve and a patented self-centering system to reset the chronograph counters to zero. The COSC-certified chronometer watch features a bronze-colored dial with silver subdials and rose-gold numerals. One of its most eye-catching features is the simplicity of the new notched bezel that has a clean, sophisticated and modern look. The double anti-reflective sapphire crystal and caseback reveals the movement, and it is water resistant to 10 bar. $21,000 available at Breitling in NewYork, contact Jaclyn Nation, storemanager, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 855 999 1884, breitling.com BRE CHR While future
CHRONOGRAPHTOURBILLON CHRONOMETER TAGHEUERCARRERA"TÊTEDEVIPÈRE" In celebration of 55 years of its famed Carrera watch, TAG Heuer unveils a limited-edition chronograph that combines the chronograph tracking function with the brand’s tourbillon escapement. Crafted in a midnight blue ceramic 45mm case with ceramic bezel, the new Carrera timepiece features a tachymeter scale for measuring speeds and a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. Even the movement, the Heuer-02T caliber with a "Viper’s Head" tourbillon, features touches of blue for a cohesive and contemporary look. The dial is black skeletonized and the chronograph counters are blue. The watch holds the "Tête de Vipère" certification of excellence, as issued by Besançon Observatory. This prestigious stamp has only been awarded to 500 watches since 2006, when Besançon Observatory (originally founded in 1897) relaunched its certification. It is given only after the watch (as a whole and not just the movement) is subjected to and passes 16 days of intense testing in five positions and at three different temperatures. $20,400, available at TAGHeuer in NewYork, +1 212 935 1869, tagheuer.com
FP JOURNE CHRONOGRAPHE MONOPOUSSOIR RATTRAPANTE
For the 2017 OnlyWatch Charity Auction, FP Journe donated a monopusher split-seconds chronograph with a newmovement and a blue dial, which sold for more than $1m. Per OnlyWatch’s requirements, the timepiece was one of a kind. However, it inspired Journe to create an all-new series, and this year, the Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante debuts as part of the LineSport series. The 44mmwatch — available in platinum, 18K 5N rose gold or titanium— houses an all-new in-house single-pusher chronograph movement, caliber 1518, with 285 parts. With a power reserve of 80 hours, the chronograph and rattrapante functions can operate for several days. The watch also incorporates a large date indication. The 18K 5N rose gold version is equipped with a newmatte-finished rose gold bracelet with rubber inserts on the bracelet links and case to act as bumpers and protect from scratches. The manual-winding movement is made in 18K gold, and the dial is silver guilloché with ruthenium and matte-gold applied numerals.
$82,200, available at FP Journe in NewYork, contact Michelle Yeterian, store manager, email@example.com, +1 212 644 5918, fpjourne.com