Christmas is coming and with it the bustle of presents. Still don’t know what to offer that special friend or family member? Do not worry. Turbilhão magazine has made a selection of timepieces to help you choose. Among automatic models, chronographs, GMTs, classic and sporting pieces, there are no excuses. Stay tuned, the ideal watch to offer this Christmas may be here.
Breguet Classique 5395
Combining the most emblematic of all Breguet inventions – the tourbillon – with a unique skeletonized architecture, the Swiss brand brings the new Classique Extra Thin Skeleton 5395 to life. A model that uses the extra-thin caliber 581 but stripped it of about 50 percent of its material.
Breguet’s Marine line, originally conceived in 1990 according to the concept of designer Jorg Hysek, underwent an aesthetic reformulation in 2017, and this year is enhanced by three new models whose striking technical and aesthetic features contrast with the manifest humility with which the Breguet communicates this collection.
Breguet Marine Lady
The new Breguet Marine Women’s Collection is a celebration of the maritime world. For the dial, Breguet artisans have created a unique design that evokes the sea hitting the shore. This pattern, called marea, or tide, incorporates curves. In contrast to the classic guilloche, consisting of straight lines and circles, the curves of this design capture the natural movement of water.
Breitling Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph
The Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 is powered by Breitling caliber 01. The automatic watch has a vertically coupled ratchet wheel chronograph and a power reserve of over 70 hours. The dial features 30-minute and 12-hour counters and a date window. The Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 is available in steel with a black or blue dial, or in red gold with a bronze dial. Presented on a steel or crocodile leather strap, the COSC-certified chronograph features a transparent sapphire bottom.
Bulgari Serpenti Seduttori
Born to be gold is the motto of the new Bulgari Serpenti Seduttori. With a new design that preserves the iconic drop-shaped case – aesthetic that comes from the Serpenti Tubogas model – crowned with diamonds, the new Seduttori is presented in a collection that offers models exclusively in gold: pink, yellow, white and diamonds pavé.
At the same time watch and jewel, the Panthère de Cartier embodies one of the most emblematic designs of the Maison. Born in the 1980s and more contemporary than ever, this model was revisited by Cartier in 2017, presenting itself in a number of sizes and materials, while retaining the elegant square case with rounded corners.
Hublot Big Bang Unico Titanium
The Hublot Big Bang Unico Chronograph stands out for its 45mm titanium case, which frames a skeletonized dial, where time is displayed through three rhodium-coated hands, indexes and luminescent Arabic numerals. Still on the face of this model, the black outer ring, marked by indexes and numerals, and the two sub dials, at 3 and 9 o’clock, stands out.
The finishing touch on this Hublot Big Bang Unico Chronograph is given by the black rubber strap with titanium folding clasp.
Hublot Big Bang Unico Chronograph WBC
To commemorate Hublot’s partnership with WBC – World Boxing Council – the Swiss watch brand has created the Big Bang Unico Chronograph WBC. A model with a green crocodile leather strap that embodies the exclusive design of the iconic championship belt, the highest recognition that can be given to a boxer.
The case of this Hublot Big Bang Unico Chronograph WBC also comes in green, made of polished ceramic, and frames a skeletonized dial.
IWC Pilot Spitfire Automatic
The design of the IWC Pilot Spitfire Automatic is inspired by the purist design of the Mark 11. The iconic navigation watch was produced at Schaffhausen for the Royal Air Force in 1948 and was worn by many of the pilots and navigators serving at the time.
This three-hands model comes with a 39 mm steel case with a Spitfire engraved on the back, black dial and green fabric strap.
Bringing this Pilot Spitfire to life is the IWC 32110 automatic caliber, integrated into the Pilot collection for the first time, whose reed winding system provides two-way winding and a 72-hour power reserve.
IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar
The moon phase display on the IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar diverges only 1 day in 577.5 years from the actual moon phase. This stylish watch is equipped with features such as a perpetual calendar, a four-digit year window and a 7-day automatic movement with Pellaton winding.
The four sub-dials on the slate dial display the moon phase, date, month and day, power reserve, and small seconds. The IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar is powered by a 52000 caliber family movement with gold rotor and blue screws.
Available in a white gold case, this model is delivered with a black alligator leather strap.
Omega Constellation Manhattan
Omega revisits and upgrades Constellation Manhattan, essentially retaining the four basic features of the watch but giving them a more modern and light look. Thus, the bezel – set with diamonds or Roman numerals – is now thinner to give the dial greater amplitude and the “claws” have been reduced and integrated more smoothly into the case.
The crown design has also been redesigned, with each notch taking the form of a small half moon to echo the facets of the case. In addition, the strap clasp provides an adjustable extension, which allows the strap to increase in size by about 2 mm to bridge fluctuations in wrist diameter throughout the day.
Finally, the hands have been updated and take the form of a skeletonized leaf, and as far as the indexes are concerned, some models have indexes inspired by the Manhattan skyline, highlighting the Freedom Tower’s triangular facets, while others have round diamonds as indexes.
The new Constellation Manhattan is available in Sedna Gold, Yellow Gold, Steel and two-tone models (Steel / Sedna Gold or Steel / Yellow Gold), in three different sizes, 25mm, 28mm and 29mm – the first two being equipped with quartz, while the 29mm model houses the Master Chronometer 8700 or 8701 calibers – and seven dial colors.
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch
The Speedmaster is one of Omega’s most symbolic watches. Having participated in all six lunar missions, the legendary Speedmaster represents the brand’s pioneering adventurous spirit.
This Omega Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch” features a black dial protected by hesalite glass and embellished with a small second sub-dial, a 30-minute counter and a 12-hour counter, along with a central chronograph hand. The black tachymetric scale rests on a 42 mm stainless steel case and comes with a matching bracelet.
At the heart of this chronograph is Omega’s 1861 mechanical caliber, the legendary hand winding movement that was used on the moon. This watch comes with a special Moonwatch presentation box, which contains a “NATO” strap, an astronaut strap, a strap change tool and a book describing the adventures of the Speedmaster.