New timepieces from Blancpain, Credor, Jaquet Droz & Hermès


Credor Spring Drive Eichi II

he Eichi is widely acclaimed for its simplistic yet distinguis­hed design of deep-blue on a pure white porcelain dial. he true craftsmans­hip of the watch lies in the details, where artists in the micro artist studio in Shiojiri in central Japan meticulous­ly hand-paint the 12 hour marks and a redor logo onto the white dial. But it isn’t just the aesthetics of the Eichi that have claimed the hearts of watch collectors. he watch is a fusion of traditiona­l Japanese watch-making skills with advanced Spring Drive technology. he movement features a two-piece bridge structure with the power reserve indicator elegantly placed at the back. he Spring Drive offers a precision of one second a day, while the orque 5eturn system ma imises the advantages of the Spring Drive movement’s high torque.

Blancpain 8th Edition of Only Watch – Fifty Fathoms Barakuda

Blancpain has been an avid supporter of the Monaco Associatio­n against Muscular Dystrophy since 2001 and will continue its support at the eighth edition of Only Watch. his year, the brand presents the new Fifty Fathoms Barakuda, which has been created especially for the charity auction. Following the 1 60s design aesthetics of the famed divers’ choice of watches, the Fifty Fathoms Barakuda features a black dial punctuated by broad white hour-markers in Super- umi1ova with blue luminescen­ce. Other vintage details include its white-lacquered pencilshap­ed hands, and date display at 3 o’clock in a prominent window – a key element of the original model. he 40mm steel case is water-resistant to 300m and houses the 1151 self-winding movement, equipped with two barrels. he mechanics and oscillatin­g weight bearing an engraving of “Only Watch” and the Blancpain logo can be admired through its sapphire case back.

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Mother-of-Pearl 2019

Minimalist­ic beauty is the name of the game for Jaquet Droz’s latest Petite Heure Minute. he timepiece showcases the brand’s signature off-centre time display at the 12 o’clock position on a stunning mother-of-pearl dial. Adding a subtle pop of colour and sophistica­tion are the hands in a soft-tinted midnight blue that matches the hand-made rolled-edge alligator leather strap. he watch comes in two iterations, one with a simplistic and timeless bezel of white gold and the other embellishe­d with 160 diamonds. Both versions are powered by a self-winding mechanical movement with double barrels that provide up to a 68-hour power reserve.

Hermès Arceau Grands Fonds

With its glass micro-mosaic dial depicting a vibrant fish in water, the Hermès Arceau Grands Fonds is sure to turn heads and add a focal point to any outfit. aking inspiratio­n from Hermès’ Grands Fonds scarf designed in 1 2 by French artist Annie Faivre, the miniature compositio­n requires more than a month of work for a single dial. oloured glass tesserae have to be carefully selected first, before they are cut, and melted down to form finer filaments for use. he glass strands are cut with a file then placed one by one using a wooden peg. 5unning this si -piece limited edition watch is the self-winding Manufactur­e Hermès H1837 movement.

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