Whether it’s for the gym, track or your next extreme sports adventure, these ruggedly handsome timepieces are leaders of the pack
DEEP DIVE BLANCPAIN
With its more than 280 years of history, Blancpain has a rich source of inspiration. This year, the world’s oldest watch brand presents the Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MILSPEC, which harks back to a pioneering divers watch of the 1950s. The original, which held a number of important patents, was chosen by many countries to equip the diving teams of their armed forces. The Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC is an automatic in a 40mm stainless steel case, and has a four-day power reserve. It includes all the significant features that made the original so groundbreaking in 1953, and it is water-resistant to 300 metres.
FAST AND FURIOUS HUBLOT
Two prestigious brands unite in the Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph by Hublot, a limited edition openwork timepiece created to mark the Italian marque’s 70th anniversary. The watch comes in gold, carbon or titanium, each limited to 70 pieces. Ferrari’s Flavio Manzoni created the design while Hublot supplied the horological expertise, giving the 45mm watch its new HUB6311 calibre with one-minute flying tourbillon. The dial resembles a race gauge and the red touches are synonymous with the Ferrari marque. The manual winding watch has a fiveday power reserve.