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Tatler Hong Kong|November 2020
The best tourbillon watches for men, and aluminium takes centre stage

A WATCH FOR ALL SEASONS

PanoLunar Tourbillon Limited Edition by Glashütte Original. Opposite page: Taron Egerton stars in Montblanc’s latest campaign

Four new dial colours have been introduced to Carl F Bucherer’s TravelTec series, with each representing a different season: green for spring, yellow for summer, orange for autumn and blue for winter. The TravelTec model has been around, in various iterations, for 15 years and its triple time-zone complication has become a staple in Carl F Bucherer’s line-up. Wear yours with a rubber strap.

Patravi TravelTec Color Edition Four Seasons by Carl F Bucherer

THE MECHANIC

Hublot has launched two limited editions of 20 pieces each from its iconic Big Bang collection to commemorate Ferrari’s milestone participation in Formula One. To celebrate Ferrari’s 1,000th Grand Prix, a milestone in Formula One’s 70th anniversary year, the Big Bang Ferrari 1000 GP comes in white gold or carbon ceramic. An open-worked dial gives us a sneak peek at the HUB1243 automatic movement.

Big Bang Ferrari 1000 GP by Hublot

REAL STEEL

The second “Robocreature”—half robot, half animal— designed by MB&F in collaboration with L’Epée 1839, a Swiss manufacture that specialises in making high-end clocks, the TriPod takes the power of three principle very seriously. The clock’s dial shows the time in three consecutive 12-hour scales and is suspended between three insect-like legs. Is it creepy? Is it cool? Heck, why can’t it be both? “In the same way that H R Giger created his Alien universe, we’re creating our own world of creatures,” says MB&F founder Maximilian Büsser.

TriPod by MB&F + L’Epée 1839

Tonda Métropolitaine by Parmigiani Fleurier

Watches & Wonders Shanghai, which was held for the first time at the West Bund Art Center in September, saw Swiss watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier present a new Tonda Métropolitaine watch for ladies. A breathtakingly beautiful opal dial shimmers with varying shades of navy, turquoise and lilac, and is framed by a rainbow-coloured bezel set with baguette-cut gemstones. Wear yours with an elegant Hermès alligator strap in Indigo Blue or a rose gold bracelet with folding clasp.

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Taron Egerton

In a new campaign by Montblanc, What Moves You, Makes You, Golden Globe-winning actor Taron Egerton, who starred in the Elton John biopic Rocketman (2019), is photographed wearing the brand’s 1858 Geosphere. “Acting is about play, you know?” Egerton says about his profession. “It’s exactly the same as when you’re a kid and you’re holding an action figure or toy car or a set of cups and pretending to have a tea party. It’s all imagination and you’re performing a part. It’s just a little bit more sophisticated now than it was then.”

DEM BONES

For the first time, Franck Muller has housed its Revolution 3 triple-axis tourbillon movement in its signature Vanguard case. Known for complex complications, Franck Muller launched the world’s first tri-axial tourbillon in 2004. Designed to reduce the impact of gravity on the watch’s movement regardless of its position, it’s more effective than the classic tourbillon, which only protects the watch when it’s in a vertical position.

Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton by Franck Muller

UNDER PRESSURE

One of the most robust collections Panerai makes today, the Submersible welcomes a new limited edition to its ranks, complete with a black dial and blue ceramic bezel insert. This highly water-resistant dive watch comes with large luminous indexes for added visibility and, as expected, the stainless-steel Submersible Azzurro— Italian for light blue—stays true to the collection’s nautical aesthetic.

Submersible Azzurro 42 mm PAM01209 by Panerai

ZERO REGRETS

Available in four different variations, Ulysse Nardin’s latest release comes in a sturdy 45 mm case that houses an open-worked automatic tourbillon with three days of power reserve. Powered by the new inhouse UN-172 automatic winding movement, Blast is convenient as well as handsome.

Blue Blast by Ulysse Nardin

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