Zurich-based Maurice de Mauriac timepieces are now available with an optional upgraded movement purchased by high-end watch movement maker Concepto. The cool new chronograph movements are mostly black with compelling decor.
Girard-Perregaux’s very respectable Sea Hawk II diving watch model gets reviewed. The famous durable diver has some of the best luminant on the market in a very detailed package with an in-house made automatic movement.
Hublot watches will soon begin to releases luxury watches with a new type of highly-scratch resistant gold that is a mixture of 18k gold and ceramic called “Magic Gold.” Magic Gold is more than twice as scratch resistant as normal gold.
Here is Richard Mille’s almost $100,000 wrist watch. The RM037 offers again a visually complex yet slick design with Richard Mille’s signature industrial look.
One of the most original and fascinating high-end “alternative” mechanical watch movements was the winch operated Tourbillon Vertical developed by Swiss Cabestan. Their first major watch is now followed up with the Trapezium in a new case but with all the existing appeal.
Navy SEALs connection or not, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving Chronograph GMT is an awesome high-end sport watch and is reviewed here. This limited edition model is in titanium with a chronograph and second timezone.
You can also listen to the Hourtime podcast where we discuss many of these pieces this week.