They say time is of the essence and what better way to keep up than with a snazzy dazzle timepiece on your wrists! A great number of men and women everywhere (including us here at Abstract Square) will always consider the watch an IMPORTANT aspect in one’s wardrobe. Not only does it show off your unique style but it shows that you have respect for your time and the time of others.
In this post we will feature 6 watches, from the many collections released this year, that have caught our attention!*
The Calibre de Cartier Diver watch is an authentic diving instrument. A powerful accurate watch with water-resistance to 300 meters, rubber strap, maximum-precision unidirectional turning bezel coated with ADLC and time-control displays in Super-LumiNova®. Powered by a 1904 MC movement, it combines the strict technical requirements of ISO 6425 and the striking design of the Calibre de Cartier watch.
(Photo & Description – Cartier)
2. MountBlanc Timewalker Extreme Chronograph DLC
According to the Watch Insider, Montblanc kicked off the second decade of this iconographic watch line with the presentation of the new TimeWalker Extreme Chronograph DLC. The colour of the diamond-like carbon coating is described as “Black 4”, which stands for “very black”.
The acronym DLC (= diamond-like carbon) means that the toughness of the stainless steel case’s surface has been increased to the utmost. Minuscule glass spherules are blasted under high pressure to give the steel a microscopic texture to which the DLC-coating can almost inseparably adhere, thus producing a fine matte finish on the surface. The same process is used on the other stainless steel components: i.e. the readily grasped crown, the chronograph’s buttons, the midnight-black pronged buckle, and the screwed back with its pane of sapphire crystal.
(Photo – Perpetuelle)
3. Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Unique Travel Time
This is the first watch to combine user-friendly access to the world’s time zones with flexible setting of the time in the destination zone to the nearest minute. This timepiece capitalises on the “Dual Wing” concept, thus avoiding any loss of precision. It displays the reference time together with the time in a second time zone, indicated digitally thanks to a jumping hour disc with the minutes indicated by a hand.
A globe at 6 o’clock shows the time zones of the planet with a subtle day/night indicator. Its sapphire crystal case-back reveals the exceptional decoration on the movement. Unique Qualities include the back of the Duomètre Unique Travel Time watch features engraved names of cities corresponding to 24 time zones and there’s a map of the world on a delicately grained dial.
(Photo & Description – Jaeger-LeCoultre)
4. Michael Kors Double-Wrap Leather Strap Watch
(Photo & Description – Polyvore)
5. Panerai Radiomir 1940 Chronograph Platino
MOVEMENT – Hand-wound mechanical, exclusive Panerai OP XXV calibre, 12¾ lignes, 22 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 18,000 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Swan’s neck regulator. Power reserve 55 hours. Côtes de Genève decoration on the bridges.
FUNCTIONS – Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph with two counters, tachymeter scale.
CASE – Diameter 45 mm, polished platinum. Screw-down winding crown personalised OP. Polished platinum buttons for the chronograph functions at 2 and 4 o’clock.
WATER-RESISTANCE – 5 bar (50 metres).
STRAP – PANERAI personalised alligator strap and 18 ct. polished white gold adjustable buckle.
(Photo & Description – Panerai)
6. Dolce & Gabbana DG7 STEEL
Hour and minute hands
Material: 316L steel
Dimensions: 34 mm case diameter
Glass: convex “sapphire” crystal
Crown: screw-in set with a natural ruby
Colour: glossy white
Hands: Photoluminescent stick-shaped
Electronic quartz movement powered by a 3 years life battery.
Caliber: ETA E01.001 Swiss Made
Number of rubies: 3
Strap: White Alligator
Clasp: 316L steel ardillon buckle
Water resistance: 3BAR/3ATM
(Photo & Description – Dolce & Gabbana)
*This list is not to be mistaken for a “Best Of” list but rather the personal opinion of the Abstract team and our unique tastes!