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Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hokusai

This Japan-only limited edition white gold Reverso (only 10 pieces) showcases an exquisite hand-enamelled rendition of The Amida Falls in the Far Reaches of the Kisokaidō Road by 19th-century Japanese artist Hokusai. The chosen work was originally a woodblock print and Hokusai was credited as one of the few artists in Japan who elevated this ancient art form.

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The Amida Falls is his best known series, which "epitomises the artist’s fascination with the power of cascading water and monumental land forms, which dwarf the human figures enjoying a picnic nearby." The time-reading dial is equally impressive—a green lozenge guilloche with translucent grand feu enamel.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante

A rattrapante chronograph allows the measurement of a random number of lap times within a minute. In the 1815, this is achieved with two superposed chronograph hands that are activated with the pusher at 2 o'clock. The centre rattraprante hand can be stopped independently from the centre chronograph hand. Should it be necessary, the former can be resynchronised later. This function can be repeated any number of times. 

Powered by in-house L101.2 calibre with 58 hours of power reserve, this complex chronograph movement is housed in a 41.2mm platinum case. The boutique exclusive is limited to 200 pieces. 

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Ming 37.07

Celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, the award-winning Malaysian watchmaker unveils its second timepiece with a unique mosaic pattern on the dial. There is a three-layer printed mosaic on upper and lower surfaces of the sapphire as well the lower brass dial, complete with gradient and luminous elements. The 38mm 316L stainless steel case is paired with Jean Rousseau rubber strap. Watch is water-resistant up to 100m. 

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Reservoir Sonomaster Chronograph

Reservoir takes a cue from the hi-fi sound system to reinterpret the reading of a chronograph. Eschewing the conventional circular sub-dials to display all the chronograph measurements, the watchmaker has created two panels on both sides of the dial that mimic the design of the VU meter a hi-fi, specifically the Luxman M10 Mk II power amplifier. The left panel displays the chronograph seconds with a bi-retrograde hand (the hand automatically jumps back to '0' after 30 seconds) while the right display the date, again with a bi-retrograde hand).

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The counter at 12 o'clock is the chronograph minutes; below it at 6 o'clock is the chronograph hour counter. Main hour and minute are indicated with the conventional large hands. Measuring 43mm in diameter, the 316L stainless steel case is given a brushed finishing with an open caseback that reveals the automatic Calibre RSV-Bi120 with a winding rotor emblazoned with Reservoir's logo.

G-Shock x Bamford London

In the two brands' second collaboration, the DW-6900BWD-1 highlights George Bamford's new triple blue of different shades for striking contrast against the jet black dial. Blue also appears on the underside of the strap. 

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