Maurice Lacroix started to distribute the limited edition, the “Icon Automatic Chronograph” in April. The red color of counter hand and second hand on dial are characteristic. Furthermore, the leather belt has a red stitch and there is a sense of unity.
Case: Diameter 44mm, SS, Water resistance 200mm /Movement: Automatic Cal.ML112 (25 jewels, Power reserve 48 hours)/ Price:3050,000 yen /Contact: Maurice Lacroix (DKSH Japan) Tel:03-5441-4515, https://www.mauricelacroix.com/jp_ja/
Raymond Weil released a new model of the third collaboration watch with The Beatles from May. The model calls the Beatles masterpiece "Sargent Peppers Lonely Hearts Craft's Speech". It is 3000 limited editions released to commemorate the 50th anniversary.
Case: Diameter 40mm, SS with yellow gold PVD, Water resistance 5ATM /Movement: Mechanical self-winding movement-RW4200 (26 jewels, Power reserve 38 hours) / Price: 199,800 yen / Contact: GM International Co.,Ltd. Tel: 03-5828-9080 https://raymond-weil.jp/
A new case size of 25 mm added newly to the “Lady 8” collection featuring a watch case shaped a symbolic numerous “8” of Jaquet Droz. 41 diamonds (total of 0.31 carat) are set into the stainless steel case, and a ball bearing at 12 o’clock and a dial is adorned with aventurine. Double blue calf strap is combination with the dial's color.
Case: Diameter 25mm, SS, Water resistant 3 ATM / Movement: Automatic Cal. Jaquet Droz 615 (29 jewels, Frequency 21,600 vph, Power reserve 38 hours / Price: 1,814,400 yen / Contacts: The Swatch Group (Japan) K.K. Jaquet Droz Division TEL: 03-6254-7189
TUDOR released an additional model as part of its Black Bay line, in keeping with the characteristic proportions of the brand’s first divers’ watches released in 1958. The Black Bay Fifty-Eight is fitted with a new TUDOR manufacture movement with a 39mm medium-sized case. This model features finishing touches in gold have been applied to the hour markers, hands and minute track on the bezel. The folding riveted bracelets in stainless steel is adopted.
Case: Diameter 39mm, SS, Water resistant 200m / Movement: Automatic Cal.MT5402 (27 jewels, Frequency 28,800 vph / Price: 378,000 yen / Contacts: Tudor/ Rolex (Japan) Ltd. TEL:03-3216-5671
Tissot produced a unique watch with a curved rectangular case, the Banana model, for the Romanov Dynasty during at the beginning of the twentieth century. These Banana models were terminated during short periods, and this model has been revived in small production some ever so many times since 1995. This year, new edition of Banana watch was newly released, and the focus is a limited model of 500 pieces which is combined case in stainless steel with a white dial. The deformation roman index and mineral glass are equipped as well as ever.
Case: Dimensions 49mm×27mm, SS, Water resistant 3ATM/Movement: Quartz with 2 hands /Price 46,440 yen /Contacts: Swatch Group Japan K.K. Tissot division TEL: 03-6354-7361
This model has an integrated chronograph fitted inside its Kalpa tonneau case, replacing the split chronograph movement, which was launched two years ago. Minor changes were also made to the case, which now has a sharp line. Its high-beat self-winding movement has long power reserve generated by a twin barrel, and certified by COSC.
Case: Dimensions 48.2 x 40.9 mm, 18KRG, Water resistant 30m, See-through case back / Movement: Automatic chronograph with date Cal.PF362 (42 jewels, Frequency 36,000 vph, Power reserve 65 hours) / Price 3,996,000 yen
A Japanese importer authorized by Fortis, Hotta Corporation started to distribute a new model from Fortis pilot watch collection, which it was released this spring. Like B-type style of a tradition pilot watch, this model features the dial’s design, which the minute indication is set on the outer circumferential part of the dial, and the hour indication is on its inner circle. To enhance readability, hands and indices are coated with white Superluminova which glows green in the dark.
Case: Diameter 40 mm, SS, Watch resistant 5 ATM, See-though case back / Movement: Cal.ETA2895-A2 Automatic (27 jewels, Frequency 28,800 vph, Power reserve 42 hours) / Price: 178,200 yen / Contacts: Hotta Corporation TEL: 03-6226-4715
Omega started to sell special five models imaged Olmpic colors on July 24th, 2018. These models are produced base on speedmaster professional series, and a hand-winding chronograph movement is housed in the case which measures 42 mm in diameter. Three kinds of case in stainless steel as well as two kinds of case in stainless steel and gold (18K Sedna™-Gold or 18K Yellow Gold) are available. Japanese limited edition of 2020 pieces in each color.
Price: SS 680,400 yen, SS& 18K Sedna™-Gold or 18K Yellow Gold 842,400 yen Contacts: Omega customer center TEL: 03-5952-4400
Conquest V.H.P., the high-precision quartz watch with date window, presented at Baselworld last year is released for sale. The V.H.P. (“very high precision”) quartz movement, Caliber L288.2, has a degree of precision of ± 5 sec / year. It also comes with a perpetual calendar, self-correcting function for repositioning the hands after shocks, and V.H.P. in red lettering above six o’clock on the dial. The dial of the Conquest V.H.P. comes in the four colours of blue, carbon, silver and black. Black cases that have undergone a PVD process are also available.
Case: Diameter 41mm, SS, Water resistant 50m / Movement: Cal.L288.2 Quartz with date indication / 130,680 yen
Admiral, the iconic model of Corum watches, is a long-selling model known for its international signal flag index. Teakwood has been incorporated into the design of the dial to create an up-scale model that enhances Corum’s inherent maritime image. This collection was responsible for the development of the wooden dial unveiled in 2015, and includes the orthodox three hands and the chronograph. [Shown in the photograph]
Case: Diameter 45mm, SS, Water resistant 300m / Movement: Cal.CO116 Automatic chronograph with date (39 jewels, Frequency 28,800 vph, Power reserve 42 hours) / 1,242,000 yen
Parmigiani formed a partnership with Bugatti in 2004, and together they have produced the Type 390 wristwatch inspired by the Bugatti Chiron. The watch features an innovative case design and a series-mounted movement housed in the top. This hand-wound movement fitted with a flying tourbillon has a power reserve of approximately 80 hours thanks to its two series-mounted barrels.
Case: Dimensions 57.7mm x 42.2mm, 18KRG or 18KWG, Water resistant 30m, See-through case back / Movement: Cal.PF390 Hand-winding (32 jewels, Frequency 28,800 vph, Power reserve 80 hours) / Limited edition of 10 pieces for each color / 36,720,000 yen
Blancpain has for many years released a special wristwatch to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This year’s watch is named the Diamond Watch Valentine 2018 and features a red heart shot through with a Cupid’s arrow, which is the second hand of the watch. The mother-of-pearl dial features a moon phase with a patched beauty spot on its left cheek, interspersed with 19 diamonds and four rubies. The watch has a self-winding movement and a silicon hairspring.
Case: Diameter 29.2mm, SS, Water resistant 30m, See-through case back /Movement: Cal.913L Automatic with moon phase (20 jewels, Frequency 21,600 vph, Power reserve 40 hours) / Limited edition of 99 pieces / 1,792,800 yen
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