Vin­tage Ap­peal

It's al­most cus­tom­ary to re­turn to roots in the world of horol­ogy. Here are a few time­pieces that ac­cessed the rearview for in­spi­ra­tion to come up with a mod­ern up­date.

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breguet Reine de Naples 8967

The first Reine de Naples was com­mis­sioned in 1810 by Caro­line Mu­rat. The unique egg shaped dial sits el­e­gantly on the wrist and has been used as a base for many edi­tions over the years. This year, the creation has 117 di­a­monds, weigh­inh about 0.99ct, a self-wind­ing move­ment and a bal­ance spring and es­cape wheel in sil­i­con.

omega De Ville Tré­sor

70 years af­ter it's first ren­di­tion, the Omega De Ville Tré­sor comes in a 40 mm stain­less steel case, which is pre­sented on a blue leather strap. The dial is domed and etched with a blue pat­tern. Within, lies the Master Co-Ax­ial Cal­i­bre 8910 cer­ti­fied as one of the finest in the in­dus­try.

pan­erai Lu­mi­nor Cal­i­for­nia 8 Days PAM00779 mont­blanc Her­itage Au­to­matic

In­spired by their mod­els from the 40s and 50s, the Mont­blanc Her­itage has the tra­di­tional salmon-color domed dial and sap­phire glass with Ara­bic nu­mer­als. Fea­tur­ing all things, the Lu­mi­nor Cal­i­for­nia 8 Days is a com­bi­na­tion of 44mm Lu­mi­nor case, bridge lever de­vice over the crown, DLC-coated ti­ta­nium case, Cal­i­for­nia dial with a time-only dis­play, blued hands, and 8-day power re­serve move­ment.

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