Latest luxury watch launches
French jeweler and watchmaker Cartier presented at the recently held Watches & Wonders exhibition in Hong Kong an enhanced version of its Tank MC Skeleton watch in palladium. The new model comes as the latest rendition of a watch imagined in 1917 and whose multiple incarnations ever since have earned it cult status, and the tagline “Never Stop Tank”.
Audemars Piguet launches a limited edition of 600 pieces of the The Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph LeBron James. The 18k pink gold case lends an air of luxurious richness while at the same time underscoring the powerful geometry of the case, and is set off by the cool, almost silken sheen of the titanium bezel. The rich combination of pink gold and grey metal is further underscored by the grey “Méga Tapisserie” dial, with its pink gold appliedArabic numerals and pink gold hands. A further discreet touch of luxury is the single diamond set into the chronograph pushpiece at two o’clock with both pushers, as well as the crown, made in black ceramic.
Jaeger-LeCoultre has recently unveiled the Master Grand Tourbillon Enamel – a first for the maison in developing a timepiece featuring a sapphire crystal enhanced by a miniature painting applied using an innovative technique. Cranes, an age-old symbol of longevity, adorn the dial and are surrounded by bamboos of which some are meticulously painted on the sapphire crystal of the Master Grand Tourbillon Enamel watch. The decorated watch glass thus echoes the enameled dial, creating an extraordinary overall effect of depth and volume.