CUERVO Y SOBRINOS TORPEDO PIRATA GMT
A truly chic flagship timepiece, the Cuervo y Sobrinos Torpedo Pirata GMT blends the brand’s rich Caribbean island history with top-notch Swiss watchmaking prowess. The islands were renowned for the treasure hunters and pirates, as well as explorers, and this watch offers a rebellious yet romantic side that recalls that spirit. The round case shape is meant to emulate a cannon mouth and nautical navigation gauges; the curved lugs with screws recall the prow of a ship.
The crown is globe shaped. Powered by an automatic movement, the Torpedo Pirata GMT offers second-time-zone using 24 hour indication. The 45mm case is crafted of bronze, titanium and brushed steel for a superb look, the sapphire crystal is antireflective and the sapphire case back allows for viewing of the movement. The watch is finished with a substantial strap in either a black alligator or ostrich. Retail: $6,500.
AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK PERPETUAL CALENDAR
Created in 18-karat yellow gold for a sublime look and accented with a blue Grande Tapisserie decorated dial, this Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar watch offers day, date, month, astronomical moon, week of the year (on the dial’s outer chapter ring), leap year indication and more. This classic compilation, housed in a 41mm case that is water resistant to 20 meters, is powered by the new self-winding caliber 5134 – built in-house by Audemars Piguet. The 374-part movement offers 40 hours of power reserve. Retail: $95,700.
PERRELET TURBINE PILOT
Known for its pioneering spirit, Perrelet unveils a new breed of aviation watch in the Turbine Pilot. The intriguing watch offers the brand’s signature Turbine concept (of 12 fast-spinning titanium turbine blades that open and close to reveal the motif below the dial) with the circular aviation slide rule. Powered by the mechanical automatic P-331 caliber, developed and produced in-house, the Turbine Pilot is offered in four different 48mm models. This version is crafted in stainless steel black PVD with bi-directional rotating dial ring that is activated via the crown at 3:00.
The time is set with an integrated crown at 9:00. The watch features luminescent hour-markers and four Arabic numerals meticulously applied on the sapphire dial, above the Turbine. Beneath the dial, the yellow and black background is reminiscent of the runway lines. Retail: $5,790.
HUBLOT BIG BANG ITALIA INDEPENDENT CAMOUFLAGE
The second creation in a partnership between Hublot and Italia Independent (Italian luxury fashion band co-founded by Lapo Elkann), this Big Bang Unico Italia Independent watch fuses unusual materials and style in a rebellious watch designed for heroes of pacifism. The camouflage pattern on the case and bezel are achieved via carbon fiber infused with Texalium® for textured appeal.
Offered in limited editions in blue, green or black, the chronograph watch displays the peace symbol at 9:00. At 45mm, the watch is offered with the brand’s “One Click” interchangeable bracelet system. A skeletonized HUB 1242 in-house-made automatic flyback chronograph movement powers it. Retail: $29,400.