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Check out these four new watches that feature some of the best savoir-faire and technical wonders

Audrey Simon
Audrey Simon • 4 min read
Check out these four new watches that feature some of the best savoir-faire and technical wonders
Check out these four new watches that feature some of the best savoir-faire and technical wonders
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The Arceau Wild Singapore has a dial featuring the face of a lion — a nod to Singapore’s status as a Lion City — woven in gold threads. The watch dial design takes its inspiration from the eponymous silk scarf designed by Alice Shirley for the 2021 spring-summer collection. To make this artwork stand out, artisans work on a gold base, where a varnish is applied and the motif is transferred, before meticulously painting the elements that will appear under and around the gold threads. Shapes and colours come to life through a multitude of layers of micro-painting, successively applied with a brush and dried in a hot kiln. It is then assembled on the dial surface through a multitude of threads — three times finer than a human hair — giving depth to the scene.

After one week, the dial is fitted inside a 41mm white gold case housing the Manufacture Hermès H1837 self-winding movement. An abyss blue matt alligator strap crafted in the Hermès Horloger workshops gives the perfect finishing touch to this creation and highlights its deep nuances.


The Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater is an exquisite new timepiece that has technical advances such as Jaeger-LeCoultre’s patented trebuchet hammers, silent regulator and a new generation of gongs. All these are powered by a revised version of Calibre 944 — a movement entirely conceived, designed and produced within the Manufacture.

To view the minute repeater mechanism, the front dial is entirely skeletonised so that you can admire the astounding display of moving parts when the minute repeater is activated. Beneath it is a large bow-shaped bridge that sweeps from 11 o’clock to 7 o’clock, with the components that appear to be floating in three dimensions.

Set into the side of the watch case, the slider that activates the chimes has been specially designed for the new Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater to be as slim as possible, without sacrificing ergonomics. Visually complementing the Art Deco lines of the case, the effect is one of great refinement. To round off the aesthetics, there is a gleaming golden finish, the bridge, hour markers, gongs and several other components perfectly match the colour of the rose-gold watch case.


With the launch of the Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope is a new 43mm Chronoscope that performs this function on multiple levels. Let’s examine why this timepiece will be popular among its fans.

The Chronoscope can tell you how fast you are going, based on how far you have travelled. As the scale measures the average travel time between two specific points, it makes no difference whether your journey is in miles or kilometres. With a simple two- step process, Omega’s precision tool can tell you exactly how far you are from something that is visible and audible, such as a lightning storm.

Through the sapphire crystal on the caseback, you can view the manual-winding Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9908. To improve the watch’s power reserve, Omega has included twin barrels with anti-wear diamond-like carbon coating. The column wheel mechanism ensures the accurate running of the Chronoscope’s multiple functions.

As a certified Master Chronometer, both the movement and the watch have proven their worth under the toughest conditions, having emerged from the industry’s strictest tests set by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).

The word “Chronoscope” blends two traditional Greek expressions: “chronos” meaning “time” and “scope” meaning “to observe”. The tool typically measures the duration between two points or events.


High-end watch brand Panerai is collaborating with BRABUS, a German luxury engineering brand focused on high-performance vehicles. The powerful combination results in a series of exclusive watch products that expand the reach and visibility of both brands in the worlds of watchmaking and boating.

The result of this union is the Panerai Submersible S BRABUS Black Ops Edition (PAM01240), a limited edition of Panerai’s longstanding diving instrument, that — as a testimony to both brands’ roots in technology and craftsmanship — is at the same time the first-ever Panerai watch with a skeleton automatic calibre.

The P.4001/s features a one-piece off-cantered oscillating weight that allows for bi- directional winding, whereby the two spring barrels efficiently wind up while the watch is worn. The oscillating rotor enables the movement which in turn enables the watch to be thinner and lighter, while the stop balance wheel and seconds reset devices enables the time to be synchronised with a reference time signal.

The 47mm watch features a unidirectional rotating bezel for the calculation of the immersion time, GMT function, AM/PM indicator and three-day power reserve whose sapphire crystal disk indicator is filled in Super-LumiNova.

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