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Ranging from street smart to luxury, here are eight wristwatches that capture our attention this month

1. BR 03-92 Radiocompass

The latest addition to Bell & Ross' flight instrument collection features a dial recalling the design of an aircraft's radio compass, a radio receiver that identifies the position and direction of the plane via beacons on the ground. This tool is especially essential to help pilots fly at night and in low visibility conditions.

See also: Inside a Bell & Ross Launch at Coppersmith

The hour hand is in orange, with the letter 'H' appearing on the arrow tip, while the minute hand is in yellow and further identified by the letter 'M'. The seconds hand is in green. Set against the black dial, these hands stand out to make reading time an absolute breeze.

Limited to 999 pieces. 

2. Ulysse Nardin Diver x Skeleton Black

A diver's watch with the bold design of a skeleton dial, the latest Ulysse Nardin's watch features a titanium case bolstered by a carbonium bezel—carbonium is a hardy but lightweight material commonly used for aerospace. Limited to 175 pieces, it is powered by UN-372 movement with an oscillating weight in the shape of an 'X', a shape that also appears on the dial. To get it just right, this central 'X' is constructed in tiers, and given different levels of finishing for added depth. 

Available in blue or yellow rubber strap, there's also the sustainable option of a fabric strap made from 100 per cent recycled fishing nets.

3. Audemars Piguet 34mm Royal Oak Selfwinding

Designed in collaboration with Italian jewellery designer Carolina Bucci, the new Royal Oak for men and women showcases the beauty of ceramic contrasted against a sapphire dial mirror-polished to reveal a multi-coloured spectrum. It's an audacious yet elegant addition to the Royal Oak collection, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. 

See also: Audemars Piguet Reopens With a Bigger Space in The Starhill 

4. Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date

A rare diver in a very classic watch style, the Polaris is now available with a green gradient dial coated with translucent lacquer for greater depth. Water-resistant up to 200m, it comes with a green rubber strap equipped with a quick-change system.

See also: Benedict Cumberbatch Keeps Perpetual Time in New Jaeger-LeCoultre Video

5. Roger Dubuis Excalibur Monobalancier Black Ceramic

Roger Dubuis likens the monobalancier, its significantly upgraded balance, to hyper horology. Indeed, the balance wheel inertia has been doubled for greater movement stability while the movement itself can retain a maximum power of 72 hours. The new Excalibur Monobalancier looks more powerful than ever in sleek black ceramic with contrasting finishes. 

 

6. Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Pink Gold & Onyx

The Laureato, with its distinctive octagonal bezel, is given a luxe treatment in pink gold case and bracelet with a black onyx dial. Turn the watch around and you'll find a pink gold rotor visible through the sapphire caseback.

See also: Girard-Perregaux Brings Back Cult Favourite '70s Watch, The Casquette

7. Breitling Superocean Automatic 42 Kelly Slater Limited Edition

Based on the pared down aesthetics of the SuperOcean Slow Motion in the '60 and '70s, this new Superocean in 42mm stainless steel case is designed in collaboration with Kelly Slater, a member of the Breitling Surfer Squad. Limited to 1,000 pieces, it boasts a bright orange dial with green rubber strap, and can be brought to a depth of 300m without suffering any damage.

See also: Breitling CEO Georges Kern on the New Navitimer

8. Adidas Originals Digital Two

Adidas Originals has just released its first watch collection designed and manufactured by Timex Group. It includes this multi-functional digital watch, which is available in five colourways. We are, however, partial to this green dial that pops up nicely against the gold-plated steel case and bracelet. It looks sporty for play yet sleek enough for work.

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