Check out these 3 new amazing timepieces from Blancpain, F.P. Journe and Rado
We round up the watches to buy from three top brands.
01: IF LOOKS COULD THRILL
Good things come in threes for Rado as it clinches its third international design accolade for last year’s zen-inspired Hyperchrome Ultra Light. The 2016 Good Design award winner isn’t just light on design features; thanks to the brand’s long history with high-tech ceramic, the Hyperchrome Ultra Light weighs a mere 56g. The case and back are made from silicon-nitride ceramic while the side inserts, crown and caseback screws are sandblasted titanium. Limited to 500 pieces.
02: MOVING ON
The last in F.P. Journe’s series of digital display watches is arguably its most impressive. The Vagabondage III is the first wristwatch ever to have a jumping digital seconds indication – truly a feat considering the amount of power so much movement would require. The hours also jump, though the minute is read from a traditional centrally mounted hand. As an added treat, those who also own the Vagabondage I and II will be given priority to buy the Vagabondage III with the same series number. There will be 69 pieces in platinum and 68 in red gold.
03: SIZE MATTERS
Want a downsized Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe but missed out on the Revolution Special Edition last year or found the 2013 series too feminine? Your slender wrists can rejoice at the release of the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 38mm, ruggedly designed with a blue sunburst dial and blue ceramic bezel with Liquidmetal numerals and markers. It is also slimmer than its 43mm counterpart (which will remain in production), coming in at 10.77mm instead of 13.4mm.