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From Bell & Ross to Richard Mille, a selection of new watches to bolster your collection

La D de Dior Black Ultramatte

For Christian Dior, no other colour could match the power of black, a colour that he described can be worn at any time, any age, any occasion. "I could write a whole book on black," declared the couturier. 

This new all-black watch is in celebration of his love of the shade. The 34mm case and bezel are crafted in steel coated with black Diamond Like Carbon coating. Three hour indexes on the dial are represented by brilliant-cut diamonds; the bezel is also set with 52 of the precious gems. A Milanese mesh strap in steel that replicates the suppleness of silk ribbon completes its très chic appearance.

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Chopard Alpine Eagle 41mm

The Swiss manufacture's urban chic timepiece Alpine Eagle is now offered with a green dial, dubbed Pine Green, inspired by the palette of the Alpine forest during summer. The 41mm case is available in either Lucent Steel A223 or ethical 18k rose gold, and houses the COSC-certified 01.01-C movement.

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Bell & Ross BR 05 GMT White

After appearing with a white dial in 2021, the BR 05 GMT now comes with a white dial, more specifically "metallic white, galvanised with a particular texture". According to artistic director Bruno Belamich, the white is slightly pearly and reflects a silver tint. "This type of white is more valuable than painted whites," he says. It is available with satin-finished and polished bracelet or black rubber strap. 

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Richard Mille RM 88 Automatic Tourbillon Smiley

Smile, and the world smiles with you—or at least the new Richard Mille does. This jolly-looking watch features the famous yellow smiley face on the dial. It is surrounded by a colourful menagerie of sunny elements including a blooming cactus, a pink flamingo, a golden cocktail glass and a rainbow.

Constructed with two baseplates—one to hold the skeletonised tourbillon movement, the other the decorations with sunny disposition—the case is made of white AZT ceramic with red gold case band and a crown embellished with another smiley face in yellow gold. Limited to 50 pieces. 

Corum Admiral 45 Tourbillon

Created for Cortina Watch's 50th anniversary, the Admiral 45 Tourbillon's unique appearance is due to dark carbon case with gold inclusions. Indeed, no two watches are the same due to the random results of combining fluctuating layers of carbon composite. Limited to 10 pieces, it is matched with a glossy anthracite dial, which is unusual for a Corum tourbillon which usually has an openworked dial. 

Rado DiaStar Original 60-Year Anniversary Edition

Rado celebrates the 60th birthday of the DiaStar by collaborating with Swiss designer Alfredo Häberli. The result is a decidedly retro DiaStar updated with high tech Ceramos that forms its bezel over a stainless steel case. It beautifully matches the facetted metallic grey dial and stainless steel Milanese bracelet. 


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