From dress watches to sport watches, Omega's latest releases run the gamut of innovative materials. Whether draped in Moonshine gold or coloured ceramic, incrusted with Liquidmetal or Ceragold, this year's new models make the most of the latest developments.
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Romain Gauthier’s first series watch in stainless steel features a dial crafted from visually arresting meteorite.
1969 was an exceptional vintage for watches; the birth year of revolutionary movements and legendary models. And it was exactly fifty years ago. From the aisles of Baselworld to Biel, clearly life begins at fifty.
Fifty years ago, in 1969, the Apollo 11 mission landed on the moon; a milestone in history and for Omega which commemorates these first steps and the first Moon Watch with a Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary in gold.
Could it be the fiftieth anniversary of Man's first steps on the moon that has so inspired watchmakers? This year, brands are pulling out all the stops with a host of watches dedicated to the moon-phase complication. Because what could be lovelier than a moon-struck mechanism?
The "writing slope" case, with its inclined bezel, lends itself to multiple forms of display and has become a hallmark of Bovet's astronomical watches. This Récital 23 Moon Phase is the first time Bovet has used this architecture in a lady's watch.
Canals on Mars – an idea put forward by Percival Lowell, a contemporary of Louis Moinet; a journey around the Moon as imagined by Jules Verne, another nineteenth-century pioneer... Louis Moinet honours the work of these two visionaries with Mars and Moon watches.
Two new versions of the Rendez-Vous Jewellery, with Night & Day or Moonphase indications, feature prong-set diamonds on the bezel. The movements are the equally dazzling Jaeger-LeCoultre 898B and 925A.
Prior to SIHH, Vacheron Constantin presents the Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Tourbillon Sky Chart. This one-only timepiece gives further demonstration of the manufacture's infinite expertise.