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For those living in the fast lane, bring these timepieces to the next big game

Hermes Arceau Chrono Titane

An equestrian spirit envelops the Arceau Chronographe, a renewal of the classic 1978 Henri d’Origny design.

Beyond the asymmetrical lugs fashioned after stirrups, saddle stitching on the Barenia calfskin also connects one to the leather-making provenance of the maison.

This year’s rhapsody on the Arceau by La Montre Hermes adds that sportive edge with chronograph functions, a 41mm bead-blasted titanium case and sloping numerals reminiscent of a playful breeze on a summer day.

Hermes

Jaeger-Lecoultre Polaris Memovox

Half a century ago, the Polaris Memovox by Jaeger-LeCoultre was released for the first time. That mid-century spirit is now infused into the new 2018 Polaris collection which also features a refreshed Polaris Memovox.

Crafted in a limited edition of 1,000 pieces, the Memovox of 2018 features an unmistakable three-crown design on a 42mm stainless steel case. On this piece, one is able to set the alarm using the top crown, activating a striking mechanism with a gong which rings even in the water, with a resistance up to 200m.

Jaeger-LeCoultre

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Big Date Edition 150 Years

The parade of highlights from IWC Schaffhausen’s jubilee year also includes the Pilot collection which offers, for the first time, a Big Pilot with a date display.

Adding the date display complication meant that the power reserve would be positioned on the reverse, keeping the pure uncluttered style of dial within the 46.2mm stainless steel case. A soft-iron cage fitted within the case ups its sporty credentials, conferring heightened resistance against magnetic fields.

Two variations – a blue dial with rhodium-plated hands and white dial with blued hands – are available, limited to 100 pieces per variant.

IWC 

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S Blue

The recently announced partnership between Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini Squadra Corse has also birthed two distinctive 45mm timepieces which bear hallmarks of both the storied Italian marque and the irrepressible Geneva watchmaker.

Gentleman racers will surely notice a resemblance of engine strut bars on the revamped 312-part RD103SQ hand-wound movement, while the double balance wheels are inclined and supported by holders similar to wheel suspension assemblies. A carbon and titanium case architecture is overmoulded with rubber to further reflect the supercar association.

Meanwhile, the same C-SMC carbon used on actual Lamborghini cars is also employed in the construction of the Excalibur Aventador S Blue. Both the blue and pink gold variants are limited to 88 pieces each.

Roger Dubuis

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Published 5th July 2018
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