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Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire All Black
Big Bang Unico Chronograph UEFA Euro 2016M
Omega the Master Chronometer Collection
Olympic- Rio 2016 Collection
Graham: Chronofighter Oversize Navy Seal
Breitling: Avenger Hurricane
Longines: La Grande Classique de Longines
Longines: La Grande Classique de Longines
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By its nature, black absorbs all visible radiation and does not reflect any light. In this original interpretation of the “All Black” concept, Hublot is once again playing with received ideas. The Big Bang Unico Sapphire All Black is both transparent and completely robed in black. What is more, it does not absorb light. In fact, it lets light pass through. It embodies the dichotomy of the visible and invisible, the seen and the unseen.


Hublot was the first luxury brand to invest in football back in 2008. The brand was the “Official Timekeeper” for UEFA EURO 2008. Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot and the watches division for LVMH, was the man behind Hublot’s entry into the world of football.In 2015, Hublot became the official timekeeping partner for the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. It was also the timekeeper for UEFA Europa League 2016.


One of the biggest highlights for the brand in 2016 is the roll-out of six new Master Chronometer movements. These new calibres follow on the heels of last year’s Globemaster break-through, and signal the next step in the Master Chronometer revolution.

Firstly, there is a new Annual Calendar movement for the Globemaster. The watch itself is particularly notable for its unique placement of the months on each facet of the Pie Pan dial. There are also the first Master Chronometer Chronograph movements. One is a new Planet Ocean Chronograph, and the other is the Speedmaster Moonphase. For ladies, there is a new Master Chronometer movement for the Planet Ocean 600M, and another Master Chronometer movement with a small seconds feature for the ladies’ Constellation. The sixth Master Chronometer movement is a GMT addition that has been used for the new Planet Ocean 600M model with its black and white ceramic bezel.


The Olympic Games is a world phenomenon, attracting competitors from more than 200 nations. We are counting down the day, hours, minutes and seconds to Rio 2016, the first Olympic Games in Latin America. For the 27th time since 1932, OMEGA will be there to time every event.To celebrate this long association OMEGA has launched three limited edition watches celebrating the spirit of the Rings and Rio.


The Chronofighter Oversize Navy SEAL Foundation limited edition watch is specifically designed with the highly specialized Navy SEAL operators in mind: this tough, understated timepiece is operational in the same climatic extremes that they endure. Whether faced with scorching deserts, freezing Arctic landscapes, or hot and humid jungles, this GRAHAM timepiece has been tested and proven to endure.

The dial of the Chronofighter Oversize Navy SEAL Foundation, which sports a subdued Navy SEAL Foundation logo, also features a highly technical digital camouflage pattern, making it virtually undetectable! The only hint of color on this stealthy timepiece is visible on the case back, which features a United States flag waving majestically.


The Avenger Hurricane flaunts a standout 50 mm diameter. It has an ultra-sturdy and ultra-light case made in a futuristic material named Breitlight®. It surprises with its Manufacture Breitling movement equipped with a 24-hour military-type display. With the Avenger Hurricane, Breitling is launching a new chronograph that pushes all existing boundaries in terms of instruments for professionals. Extreme power, with a 50 mm XXL diameter, a sturdy construction equipped with lateral protective reinforcements, and an all-black look enhanced by yellow accents and aviation-inspired stencil-type numerals.


Like all other models of the collection La Grande Classique de Longines, the charm of the new variations resides mainly in their very slim steel case: barely 4.20 mm and 4.45 mm for these quartz-movement watches. Available in two sizes – 24.00 and 29.00 mm in diameter – these creations display various finely worked mother-of-pearl dials, decorated with a star background offered in pink, blue or white. Diamonds can also enhance the dial’s delicate surface and the case’s gracious lines. Pink, blue or white alligator straps echo the soft colours of the dial and harmoniously complete the set. As for the steel bracelet, it wonderfully molds to the shape of the wrist thanks to the adaptability of its fine links.These new timepieces preserve all of the characteristics of the creations that have made this iconic collection a global success and testify to the time-honoured know-how with which Longines embodies elegance today.


In the year that Roger Dubuis has proclaimed the year of the Velvet Diva, the Manufacture proudly presents the complete Velvet by Massaro trilogy: a runwayready line-up of three 88-piece limited models embodying the treasures of creativity, inspiration and imagination shared by two Maisons with an undeniable gift for exalting feminine charm and elegance.

So just who – and what – is the Velvet Diva? The Diva as Roger Dubuis sees her is a woman endowed with a variety of fascinating facets and a powerful personality. The charismatic Velvet collection is the means chosen by the Maison to express this vision of femininity through the prism of the Diva. Velvet timepieces are distinguished by split level dials, finely decorated lugs including a ‘third’ that plays twin functional and decorative roles, along with trompe l’oeil cases blending circular and tonneau shapes. Ultra-feminine materials meet stunning designs, all beating to the accurate and reliable pace of Manufacture-made mechanical movements.

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