Collaboration of the Day -
Classic Fusion Ferrari GT, Hublot
Thanks to the alliance of two luxury giants Hublot and Ferrari, concluded in 2011, unique pieces of watch engineering, inspired by iconic supercars, were released. These include Big Bang Ferrari, The Techframe, MP-05 La Ferrari with a 50-day power reserve. The Classic Fusion Ferrari GT is inspired by the Gran Turismo concept - luxury high-speed cars designed for long-distance travel in comfort. The new in-house caliber Unico with chronograph function HUB 1280 is housed in a titanium case (in a series of 1000 pieces) or a proprietary alloy of King Gold and carbon (500 pieces each), with the main circle of the case surrounded by an additional ring on screws - this design was proposed by Centro Stile Ferrari.
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A prancing stallion, the emblem of a car company, is painted on the sapphire crystal of the dial at 12 o'clock. The chronograph activation button and center hand are marked in red by Ferrari.
Hours of the day -
Defy Inventor, Zenith
Introduced in 2017, the Zenith Defy Lab concept with an innovative oscillator ceases to be a laboratory experiment and goes into wide production. The newest single-piece regulator replaces the traditional 30-piece balance-coil system invented by Christian Huygens almost 350 years ago. Ultra-thin, half a millimeter thick, ingeniously shaped plate is made of monocrystalline silicon, therefore it is not subject to deformation, magnetic fields and temperature fluctuations. Its vibration frequency is 18 Hz (129,600 vibrations per hour), which is more than three times higher than the El Primero high-frequency caliber. The new Defy Inventor watch received an architectural case with a diameter of 44 mm made of lightweight titanium and aeronite aluminum composite. The series is not limited,but limited by the manufacturing capabilities of the manufactory.
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Jewelry watch of the day -
Patek Philippe diamonds
Two Patek Philippe ladies' models appeared in full diamond gear. The Twenty-4 Automatic Haute Joaillerie is studded with 3,238 stones weighing over 17 carats. Snow-setting pavé covers the rose gold case, dial, bezel, crown, bracelet lugs and the bracelet itself. Applied indexes are fixed on top of the diamonds, and the hands are generously coated with a fluorescent compound for better readability of the time.
The Diamond Ribbon Joaillerie features diamonds on everything except the leather strap in white metal. The pavé on the bezel and dial is made in the form of a spiral of graded diamonds: as they approach the center, their size decreases. A total of 770 stones with a total weight of 4.4 carats were used.
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Trend of the day -
The military theme is undoubtedly relevant in the watch world, but it is embodied primarily in the colors. This season, many brands have offered models in protective shades, khaki and camouflage spots on the dials and straps.
1) Aviator 8 Automatic 41 Curtiss Warhawk, Breitling
2) BR03-92 Diver Bronze, Bell & Ross
3) Aquis Date, Oris
4) Aquanaut Jumbo, Patek Philippe
5) Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 Curtiss Warhawk, Breitling
6) Pilot Type 20 Adventure, Zenith
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