September 2021: What's New in Watches
From Piaget to Vacheron Constantin, here are the newest watches you should invest in
This 32 mm high jewellery watch from Piaget is the very first time the Swiss maison has created a rainbow-set timepiece. A spectacular array of green tsavorites and coloured sapphires have been assembled by Piaget’s in-house gemmologists, who searched long and hard for specific carats, cuts and clarities. An 18-karat yellow-gold case comes with a matching dial and bracelet, all of which have been decorated using the maison’s signature Palace decoration.
Limited to 100 pieces, this vintage-inspired Heritage Manufacture Perpetual Calendar boasts a warm, chocolate-coloured dial that’s housed in an 18-karat rose-gold case alongside a 259-component perpetual calendar. This complication, which is patented by Montblanc, took three years of research and development to perfect.
A Lange & Söhne
Only a few thousand watches emerge from A Lange & Söhne’s workshop each year; the pictured perpetual calendar, which has been added to the iconic Lange 1 collection, is one of them. A newly designed month indication peeks out from under the bezel, next to days-of-the-week, leap-year and moon-phase displays with a day/night indicator. This new ticker measures a sizeable 41.9 mm and comes in either pink gold with a grey-silver dial or white gold with a salmon dial. The latter is limited to 150 pieces, so act fast.
Watches that come both bejewelled and powered by complicated mechanical movements are always worth the wait. So it’s time to shine a spotlight on Chopard’s three unique high jewellery timepieces that are mounted onto matching grey, blue or pink satin straps. The pictured ethical 18-karat white-gold watch comes fitted with marquise-cut pink sapphires that weigh a stunning 13.65 carats. Brilliant-cut diamonds are also set onto the bezel, in addition to the five that move freely between the dial and sapphire crystal—a Chopard signature.
Light and spacious, this new Excalibur Single Flying Tourbillon comes in a moody Eon gold case, which is made using a pink-gold alloy unique to Roger Dubuis that has a significantly reduced tendency to tarnish. A grey double-surface flange dial has an engraved minute track and transferred texts, as well as polished and pink gold-plated hour markers. Limited to 88 pieces, this novelty boasts 193 components and is water resistant to 100 metres.
The historic Cartier Libre collection previously came in gorgeous burgundy, emerald and gold tones. Now, the brand has unveiled a stunning tortoise-theme Baignoire timepiece, which is limited to 50 individually numbered watches. A playful scale motif is achieved using clusters of diamonds and tiny slivers of black anthracite. Buff-topped tsavorites and sapphires have been carefully arranged along the watch’s sides to really bring this novelty to life.
Three new editions have been added to Vacheron Constantin’s Overseas collection, including a pink-gold tourbillon. A 42.5 mm case comes with a sleek integrated bracelet that ensures a comfortable fit, while a blue-lacquered dial and open case back ensure this watch looks as good from the back as it does from the front. If the metal bracelet isn’t for you, choose between two sophisticated straps in either rubber or leather.
Corum has turned heads once again with its eye-catching Admiral 45 timepiece, which made its debut more than 60 years ago. Instantly recognisable thanks to a 12-sided bezel and artful pops of colour, this watch has now been revamped with an openworked flying tourbillon. Limited to 48 pieces, it additionally showcases an all-new case material that’s been made using ultralight carbon and 18-karat gold glitter.