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01: Panerai Lab-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech
Don’t let its classically Luminor styling fool you; the Panerai’s Lab-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days is like no other that came before it. The use of tantalum-based ceramic and DLC-coated silicon in the movement has rendered liquid lubrication unnecessary, making Panerai confident enough to give this watch a 50-year warranty. Carbon nanotube-coating also gives the watch its intensely black dial.
02: Parmigiani Ovale Pantograph
Inspired by an old pocket watch that Parmigiani helped restore in 1997, the independent watchmaker borrowed its most striking feature, the telescopic hands, for two unique pieces two years ago. These hands, which could extend and shorten to follow the contours of the oval case were such a hit that it resulted in a whole new oval collection, of which this Ovale Pantograph is the star.
03: Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Planetarium
Girard-Perregaux may be focusing on expanding its simpler offerings, such as its first Neo Bridges without a tourbillon, but it couldn’t resist releasing a little drama. The Tri-Axial Planetarium features two complications hand-painted to stunning detail: a rotating globe for day/night indication and a precision moon phase that only requires adjustment once every 122 years.
04: MB&F – HM7 Aquapod
The diver’s bezel is the only indication that this is a Horological Machine for the seas because, true to MB&F, little else is conventional. A flying tourbillon sits in the centre of the HM7 Aquapod’s concentric layout, with rotating discs showing the hours and minutes. The lower dome contains the titanium rotor, which has been designed to look like tentacles.