Earlier this week, French extravagance force to be reckoned with LVMH arranged its first Watch Week in Dubai to grandstand the oddities of its four brands, Bvlgari, Hublot, Zenith and TAG Heuer (despite the fact that the last had no new watches in plain view), which we’ve covered on MONOCHROME. However, to end this fairly extraordinary week, let’s investigate the three best watches that were presented at the LVMH Watch Week in Dubai – in any event, in our opinion.
Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Satin-Polished in Steel
As you know, we love the Octo Finissimo at MONOCHROME. It’s intense, current, refined, complex fit as a fiddle and it includes a captivating super slender development – Caliber BVL138 with miniature rotor – simply 2.23mm thick, making it a competitor for the most slender time-just watch available today. For the LVMH Watch Week, Bvlgari brings another rendition of its profoundly acclaimed watch in steel… Well, you could contend that this watch previously existed. Valid, yet the new form disposes of the sandblasted finish (not loved by for) a more work of art and seriously differentiating combination of satin and polished surfaces – and it gives the watch a significantly more engineering look. Most awesome aspect all, the water-opposition goes up from 30m to a truly decent 100m, because of a screw-down crown and just 0.1mm additional thickness (5.25mm now versus 5.15mm)… Insignificant.
Quick Facts: 40mm breadth x 5.25mm tallness – polished and satin-brushed steel – 100m water-safe – super slim automatic development, miniature rotor – Caliber BVL138 – steel wristband, satin polished, collapsing fasten – reference 103297 – USD 12,000
More subtleties at www.bulgari.com .
Hublot Big Bang Integral in Titanium
As astounding as it might appear, the Hublot Big Bang, a watch that commends its 15th commemoration this year, has never been accessible on an incorporated wristband – which is, honestly, a riddle thinking about the current love for these watches. Issue settled with the new “ Big Bang Integral “, a reclassified variant of Hublot’s vigorous games chronograph, presently with a coordinated metallic wristband and an overhauled case. In spite of the fact that Hublot hasn’t consistently been some tea here, at MONOCHROME, we need to concede that this cycle, with its polished sloped points in general, differentiating over the brushed surfaces, is actually very attractive. The development inside, the in-house Unico base, is additionally a fair current motor. What’s more, most awesome aspect all, the titanium case/arm band combo makes it very comfy, regardless of the 42mm measurement and the enormous measure of metal (additionally accessible in dark clay and King Gold).
Quick Facts: 42mm measurement – satin-completed and polished titanium – 100m water-safe – incorporated automatic chronograph with segment wheel – Caliber Unico HUB1280 – coordinated satin-completed and polished arm band in titanium – 451.NX.1170.NX – EUR 20,700
More subtleties at hublot.com .
Zenith Defy 21 Land Rover Edition
Zenith absolutely was the most dynamic of the four brands at the LVMH Watch Week, with a plenty of curiosities. While the new Elite assortment grabbed our eye with its exquisite plan, the most surprising of the new models is the Zenith x Land Rover Defy 21 . Above all else, it brings a rough, yet moderate and monochromatic look to this generally very intense model, with a completely dark shading plan – for the ceramic case, the bezel and the elastic lash. Second, it includes a shut dial to improve its device watch nature. At last, it actually holds the imaginative and super dynamic declination of the El Primero development, which actually runs on account of a 5hz regulator… But just for the timekeeping part, as the chronograph is directed by a second escapement that runs at 50Hz (or 360,000 vibrations/hour), permitting this watch to time to the nearest 1/100th of a second, with a focal seconds hand that pivots the dial once per second.
Quick Facts: 44mm breadth – sandblasted dim ceramic – 100m water-safe – automatic chronograph with two escapements, one for timekeeping (36,000vph of 5Hz) and one for the chronograph (360,000vph or 50Hz) – Caliber El Primero 9004 – elastic tie and texture/elastic tie – 97.9000.9004/01.R787 – Limited to 250 pieces – CHF 13,900
More subtleties at www.zenith-watches.com .