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Models with this name have been wearing the Breitling logo for over 60 years, since 1957. The updated line meets all the requirements of a diving watch while still looking very stylish and modern. Superocean is aimed not only at professional divers, underwater explorers and ocean conservation initiatives, but also for people with active lifestyles. The collection covers a fairly wide range of sizes: it includes steel watches from purely women's 36 mm to impressive 48 mm (the largest watches are made of titanium). Among the Superocean there are 42 cases (in this size there are watches with an orange dial), 44 and 46 mm - the latter are water-resistant up to 2000 m. All watches are equipped with the COSC-certified automatic Breilting Caliber 17 movement with a 38-hour power reserve.
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Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Rolex
The iconic Rolex chronograph is presented in a luxurious version of 18-carat yellow gold (case is machined from a single block of precious metal). Instead of the traditional tachymeter, there is a “scale” of 36 trapezoidal cut diamonds. The champagne counters are located on the dial of the new "spotted" design in the form of intertwining stripes of black lacquer and pavé diamonds.
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Precious looks, however, do not negate the reliability and durability inherent in Daytona chronographs. The watch is sealed to a depth of 100 m, the case back is tightly screwed to the case, the Triplock crown is equipped with a triple sealing system. Automatic caliber 4130 with signature Parachrom spirals provides a 3-day power reserve. For the first time, the Cosmograph Daytona is equipped with an Oysterflex bracelet with the signature Easylink link, extending its length by approximately 5 mm.
Jewelry watch of the day -
Yellow Diamond Watches, Graff Diamonds
Who, if not Lawrence Graff, surprise the audience with a diamond watch. The jewelers of the company he founded made a model in yellow gold, completely trimmed with large yellow diamonds. The stones of a rare saturated shade Fancy Vivid Yellow were specially selected. The oval watch contains 204 diamonds weighing 32 carats. One can only guess about their cost.
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Collaboration of the Day -
Emmanuel Esposito and Urwerk
The 36-year-old Italian designer, a specialist in making expensive knives, made the project with the avant-garde watch brand Urwerk. The UR-T8 watch was chosen as a "decorative" object. Their lid is adorned with an exquisite mosaic of Tahitian mother-of-pearl - all diamond-shaped details are cut from one shell, fixed on a plate, and then polished to a perfectly flat surface. It takes up to three weeks to get to work. Paired with the UR-T8 Colibri watch, Esposito made a steel-handled folding knife with the same inlaid motif.
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Trend of the day -
The durable carbon fiber bezel is no longer a surprise, but the watch engineers have gone even further. All body parts are made of carbon fiber, which are often compared to monocoque racing cars, and even bracelets. Zenith is encased in a robust Defy carbon case with the high-frequency El Primero 21 caliber. Bulgari opted for the ultra-black Octo carbon case for the ultra-thin Finissimo Tourbillon caliber - also made of carbon fiber.
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