Grand Seiko has announced a new caliber, 9S27, cased in a series of five new timepieces for women. Automatic Caliber 9S27 strikes the balance between high performance and slimness with a profile of just 4.49 mm in height and a 50-hour power reserve with a precision of +8 to -3 seconds a day. The two steel versions each have a 27.8-mm Zaratsu polished case, a seconds hand made of blued steel and a stainless-steel bracelet. The three gold-case executions have a diameter of 28.7 mm and each is in a different shade: white, yellow or rose. Each bezel of the gold versions is set with 42 diamonds with 12 diamonds on the mother-of-pearl dial. The gold versions come on a crocodile strap with a gold three-fold clasp that matches the case. As shown, with white-gold case and diamonds: $29,000.
This collection is named for Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Duetto concept, which has two faces and a double set of hands that are animated by the same movement. Crafted from stainless and blue steel, the Art Deco-inspired Reverso One Duetto has two rows of brilliant-cut diamonds on the front and reverse sides of this watch (56 diamonds totaling 0.63 cts.). Silvered sunray guilloché front dial and midnight blue back dial. Hours and minutes are shown front and back. The case is 40.1 mm by 20 mm. Jaeger-LeCoultre manual-wind Caliber 844 has a 38-hour power reserve. New, bright blue leather strap. Also available in pink gold with burgundy back dial and burgundy or crimson strap. As shown: $9,550.
The new Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute opts for minimalistic beauty. The timepiece harks back to its signature off-center displays with a single circle for the hours and minutes positioned at 12 o’clcok. White mother-of-pearl fills the dial with iridescent gray and white reflections that add to the look of the moon’s nocturnal glow. 35-mm stainless-steel case. The two soft-tinted midnight blue hands match the hand-made rolled-edge alligator leather strap. The self-winding movement with double barrels has a 68-hour power reserve. $8,400.
The Kerbedanz Esperanza Classic has a 42-mm yellow-gold case entirely set with blue sapphires (9.69 cts.). The blue guilloché dial has eight diamond indexes. Hours and minutes are shown with open yellow-gold hands. Automatic in-house movement KRB-03 is designed, manufactured and decorated by Kerbedanz and has a 120-hour power reserve. The blue satin wristband has yellow-gold fasteners overlaid with a row of diamonds (0.37 cts.). Limited edition of 68 watches. Price upon request.
Longines has launched the new Conquest Classic ladies’ watch collection that balances modernity with the refinement that defines the brand. The stainless-steel watches are available in two sizes: 29.5 mm and 34 mm in diameter with select models featuring diamonds. Five different dial options are offered: sunray blue, sunray black, sunray silver, white mother-of-pearl or black mother-of-pearl, on which pink or rhodium-plated hands revolve. The dials are completed with pink indexes or diamonds as hour markers. Each watch is mounted on a steel bracelet. As shown, with a 34-mm diameter case and diamonds: $2,700.
The De Ville Trésor Quartz 36 MM collection has a pure design and a truly modern edge. The slim 36-mm case of this model from the collection is made from Moonshine gold and has diamond paving that curves along each side as well as a crown that is polished with red liquid ceramic and set with a single diamond. The lacquered gradient red garnet dial has applied Roman numerals and elegant Moonshine gold hands. Power is supplied by Omega Caliber 4061 with “Long Life” battery feature for battery life of 48 months. The watch has a mirrored caseback with a metallized “Her Time” pattern. Shiny red garnet leather strap with Trésor buckle. Also available with a steel or white Canopus Gold case with various dial colors and straps. As shown, $8,650.
The Legacy Machine FlyingT is the first MB&F horological art piece dedicated to women. Available in three editions, all have 38.5-mm white-gold cases set with diamonds. The LM FlyingT Black Lacquer, shown here, has a black lacquer dial plate and a case set with brilliant-cut diamonds; the LM FlyingT Pavée has a case and dial plate fully set with brilliant-cut diamonds; and the FM FlyingT Baguette has a case and dial plate fully set with baguette diamonds. The time indication is at 7 o’clock and the black or white sub-dial is inclined at a 50-degree tilt so only the wearer can see the time. The 60-second flying tourbillon projects high above the rest of the movement and stops just short of the apex of the sapphire crystal dome. Affixed to the top of the upper tourbillon cage, a single diamond rotates simultaneously with the tourbillon. The in-house automatic movement has a 100-hour power reserve. As shown: $115,000.
This version of the Montblanc Bohème Automatic Date has a 28-mm stainless-steel and rose-gold-coated case with integrated horns and a sapphire crystal caseback. Hours, minutes and seconds are indicated with leaf- and baton- shaped rose-gold-coated hands and the date is seen through an elliptical opening at 6 o’clock. The mother-of-pearl dial features black floral Arabic numerals and 8 diamond indexes (0.048 cts.). Montblanc Automatic Caliber 4810/407 has a 38-hour power reserve. The bracelet is rose gold and stainless steel. $5,000.
Nomos has introduced its smallest Metro model to date: the Metro rose gold 33. The first Metro was unveiled in 2014, with rounded case, slender wire lugs, tapered hands and delicate diamond knurling on the crown and nearly all Metro models feature a stainless-steel case. This new rose-gold Metro also has rose-gold hands that harmonize with gray hour markers and subtle violet minutes markers. Inside, the hand-wound in-house Alpha caliber features a stop-seconds mechanism and a 43-hour power reserve. The movement is only 2.6 mm high. The 7.7-mm-high case has a sapphire back. Beige velour leather strap with quick-change spring bars. Price: $7,200.