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HOROLOGY

SUMMER SHOWSTOPPERS GC's pick of the hottest timepieces

OMEGA GLOBEMASTER CHRONOMETER ANNUAL CALENDAR

Now in 41mm, this new annual calendar features each month of the year in the 12 facets of the trademark pie-pan dial. Then, a thin blue hand points towards the current month, which then instantly jumps at month's end.The case remains stainless steel while the polished, fluted bezel is made of scratch-proof tungsten carbide. As with the other Globemasters, the annual calendar features a co-axial, master chronometer certification from METAS. BLANCPAIN THE GREAT WAVE, METIERS D’ART STUDIO

Inspired by the motion of the sea, this latest creation highlights a gemstone used for the first time by Blancpain, Mexican silver obsidian, semi-transparent volcanic rock known for its soothing qualities. This gem serves as a base for wave applique in white gold, which is inspired by the Great Wave of Kanagawa, a 19th century Japanese woodblock print by the artist Hokusai. Blancpain has modified the famous hand-wound 13R0 calibre, calling the progress a 13R3A movement. The power reserve display appears on the bridge side of the model so as to provide sufficient space and ensure optimal visibility to the engraving. The movement with its 8-day power reserve is equipped with three series-coupled mainspring barrels that successively wind and unwind. HUBLOT BIG BANG MECA-10

With its plates, axles and gears, this watch if for the guy who spends hours building and dismantling technical constructions and experimenting in an engineer’s world. The watch is a transitional object that took two years to develop and refine a new manufacture movement with onboard mechanics. The skeleton mechanical movement with manual winding and a 10-day power reserve boasts 223 components, straight and curved perforated metallic strips, crown gears, racks, plates, axes and ratchet wheels. HARRY WINSTON HISTOIRE DE TOURBILLON 7

The brand reveals its seventh edition of their most famous complication: the tourbillon. After having explored several variations, this watch boasts two biaxial tourbillons that dance with time. The right side of the dial features a pyramid-cut reading area that houses the hour and minute hands. It is surrounded by indexable inserts that form a tilted three-dimensional hour circle. Extended by a long strip in either red aluminum or anthracite, depending on the version, perforated for a better view of the two bi-axial tourbillons, it overlooks a power reserve indicator in roll form that is flush with a domed sapphire crystal. 80

JULY / AUGUST 2016

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