Esquire Malaysia Watch Guide - - In­dis­pens­ables -


The Ger­man firm can boast of hav­ing de­signed and hand­made the new chrono­graph move­ment cal­iber 37-01 col­umn wheel, a mech­a­nism that’s sim­ple, com­pact and highly ac­cu­rate. It has a chrono cen­tral sec­onds hand; 30 min­utes counter and 12 hours fly­back mech­a­nism; the small sec­onds counter also has a power re­serve (70 hours) in­di­ca­tor and Glashütte panorama date style. There are two ver­sions: one with 42mm rose gold, and one in plat­inum cas­ing, both with Louisiana al­li­ga­tor strap. The plat­inum edi­tion has a sil­ver sphere and the crown has a blue sap­phire.


With this time­piece, you have a sys­tem that al­lows you re­move it from the wrist strap en­tirely and mount it in a pre­sen­ta­tion box, per­fect for dis­play. It is in­spired by a clock Hamil­ton Avi­a­tion pro­duced dur­ing the WW2. Its 46.3mm case is made of stain­less steel with black PVD, and the gauge that drives the cal­i­bre H-31 is au­to­mat­i­cally loaded with 60 hours of power re­serve. Dis­plays hours, min­utes and sec­onds and the al­ways use­ful chrono­graph with a count­down dis­play of 15 min­utes per­fectly high­lighted in yel­low. Cor­rea leather. It is a lim­ited edi­tion of 1,999 pieces.


A sim­ple name for a watch with a beau­ti­ful and com­plex struc­ture, show­ing the one-minute tour­bil­lon at 9 o’clock. The power re­serve in­di­ca­tor at 5 o’clock and ret­ro­grade date in­di­ca­tor be­tween 1 adn 2 o’clock. Pink gold case and the dial is semi-skele­tonised, al­low­ing you to see the cal­i­bre V-62 with 120-hour power re­serve. Al­li­ga­tor strap, lim­ited edi­tion of 25.


Parmi­giani has ex­ceeded it­self again with this beau­ti­ful watch, which has the date in­cluded at­six o’clock. But what is this again? A large date, which re­quires a lot of en­ergy to ro­tate the disks, and at ev­ery mid­night the change is as quickly as the hun­dredth of a se­cond. This is achieved through a dou­ble in­ge­nious cam de­vel­oped by the watch­mak­ers of the brand. More­over, it in­cludes a minute re­peater with cathe­dral gong, which is ac­ti­vated by a trig­ger on the left side of the case. The move­ment is the hand-wound cal­i­bre PF359. White gold case with en­graved bezel. Cor­rea Al­li­ga­tor skin strap created by Her­mès.


The new tour­bil­lon model in the Chopard LUC col­lec­tion does not need many ar­gu­ments to con­vince us that it is a re­mark­able watch. Its pow­er­ful gold case of 43mm, the grey dial, the “dauphines” hands and Ro­man nu­mer­als, hand­wound LUC 02.01-L with nine days of power re­serve and of course, the beau­ti­ful tour­bil­lon that dom­i­nates the whole form—all rea­son enough to sur­ren­der. More­over, it is the world’s first watch man­u­fac­tured with Fairmined gold from South Amer­ica—mean­ing the gold has been mined to ful­fill strict so­cial and en­vi­ron­men­tal re­quire­ments.


If we were al­ready over­whelmed by the tech­ni­cal ef­fi­ciency achieved with the Con­stant Es­cape­ment L.M. 2013, watch­mak­ers Gi­rard-Per­re­gaux now sur­prise us with a tri-ax­ial tour­bil­lon. That’s three dif­fer­ent ro­tat­ing axes and at dif­fer­ent time in­ter­vals (the tour­bil­lon cage a com­pletes ro­ta­tion in one minute; the se­cond axis com­pletes ro­ta­tion in 30 sec­onds; both are in­serted into a third axis which ro­tates to­gether in two min­utes). Even more spec­tac­u­larly, they de­cided to show it in a sap­phire crys­tal bub­ble, al­low­ing you to en­joy their move­ment. The case is 48mm, made in rose gold and with a hand-wound cal­i­bre GP09300000­1 with 52 hours of power re­serve. Lim­ited to 10 pieces.


It is im­pos­si­ble for Haut­lence de­signs to go un­no­ticed. There are four mod­els of the Des­ti­na­tion in dif­fer­ent ma­te­ri­als (steel coated black DLC and grade 5 ti­ta­nium with dif­fer­ent treat­ments). The watch dis­plays the hours and min­utes, date and moon phases, plus a dial for a se­cond time­zone with 12 hours at six o’clock. It’s an un­usual dis­tri­bu­tion of el­e­ments, yet sim­ple and easy to read. Two mod­els have di­als dec­o­rated with Clous de Paris and the other two have hon­ey­comb dec­o­ra­tion. Its move­ment is an au­to­matic cal­i­bre 9351/A10-2 from So­prod with 42-hour power re­serve. Comes with al­li­ga­tor leather strap.


The firm led by Eric Loth de­cided to elim­i­nate its char­ac­ter­is­tic and func­tional chrono trig­ger with this piece. The rea­son? They chose to fo­cus their at­ten­tion and the at­ten­tion of their clients on the in­side of the watch, and were given the task to skele­tonise the G1790 au­to­matic move­ment, which re­mains a chrono­graph ac­ti­vated by con­ven­tional push but­tons. The beau­ti­ful mech­a­nism can also be ob­served through a lat­eral open­ing at 10 o’clock. The 46mm case is made in DLC black steel, while the bezel is made of black ce­ramic and has tachymeter scale. It has a 46-hour power re­serve.


Zal­ium is not a magic word, but the name of the ma­te­rial—re­sult­ing from com­bin­ing zir­co­nium and alu­minium—mades it harder than ti­ta­nium and highly re­sis­tant to cor­ro­sion. This forms the case of the eighth Harry Win­ston Project Z: a dual time equipped with the new cal­i­bre HW3502, made ex­clu­sively for the brand, which has a f lat sil­i­con spring and can be ad­justed from the crown. The se­cond time­zone func­tions in ret­ro­grade fash­ion. Im­por­tantly, it has a white gold ro­tor and is skele­tonised, al­low­ing for easy ob­ser­va­tion of the move­ment dec­o­rated in Côtes de Genève style. It is a lim­ited edi­tion of 300 pieces, with a rub­ber strap.


A beau­ti­ful piece whose vin­tage case also avail­able in 45mm rose gold and white gold. The dial is made of ivory and dot­ted lu­mi­nes­cent hour mark­ers. The chrono­graph is dis­tin­guished by their blue hands. Its move­ment is Pan­erai cal­i­bre OP hand­wound XXV, based on cal­i­bre 1322 of leg­endary man­u­fac­tur­ing Min­erva, with Reg­u­la­tor Goose­neck, and 55 hours of power re­serve. To main­tain the aes­thetic vin­tage men­tioned above, the dial is pro­tected by 2.8mm plex­i­glass crys­tal. Cor­rea Al­li­ga­tor leather strap.


Hand­made by the van­guard and closely in­spired by the orig­i­nal Pierre pocket watch that Ja­quet-Droz made in 1784. Among its in­no­va­tions is the in­clu­sion of the au­to­matic sil­i­con spring, which helps to sup­port shocks and vari­a­tions in tem­per­a­ture and pres­sure. This cal­i­bre Ja­quet Droz 2660Q2P comes in a case of 39 or 43mm in red gold or white. Its power re­serve of 68 hours is due to a dou­ble bar­rel, and can be sub­merged up to 30m. It should be noted that work on the man­u­fac­tured ivory dial is adorned by Grand Feu enam­elling. In al­li­ga­tor leather strap.


De­signed to ac­com­pany Sébastien Loeb, nine-time win­ner of the Cham­pi­onship World Rally (WRC), this watch in­cludes a G-force sen­sor; which was first pre­sented at the 2013’s RM No 36. But now the pusher of this func­tion is lo­cated in the cen­tre of the crys­tal sap­phire, which cov­ers the read­ing area. It is lighter than the pre­vi­ous model, and at 12 o’clock is a scale in­di­cat­ing the G force which is at safe level (green) or if you are reach­ing a point crit­i­cal (red). This helps the driver to view the lat­eral slow­down, lon­gi­tu­di­nal and cor­ner­ing forces ac­cel­er­a­tion and brak­ing on the straights. Car­bon nan­otubes case and grade 5 ti­ta­nium hand-wound move­ment with one-minute tour­bil­lon.


The au­to­matic move­ment of this watch al­lows you to de­ploy two jump­ing hours, shar­ing the ret­ro­grade min­utes. It’s a po­etic way of pre­sent­ing a dual time joined by the phrase French “Heure

d’ici & heure d’ailleurs” (“time to time here and there”). The man that in­spired this piece, Pierre Ar­pels, was a tire­less trav­eller. The mech­a­nism was de­vel­oped in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ate­lier Genevois d’Hor­logerie and is equipped with a mi­cro ro­tor to en­sure the white gold case is not too thick. Al­li­ga­tor leather strap.


The brand has pro­duced only 59 pieces of this watch be­cause of the com­plex­ity in­volved in mak­ing its case in ALW (Al­loy Linde Werdelin)—an al­loy of colour­less alu­minum, zir­co­nium and mag­ne­sium which is half the weight of ti­ta­nium and twice as re­sis­tant as steel. The to­tal weight of the time­piece, com­plete with move­ment, is 62.5g. In the skele­tonised area, can be seen the moon phase in­di­ca­tor with moon filled in blue and red in­dices. The nu­mer­als 3, 9 and 12 have been coated in white lu­mi­nes­cent ma­te­rial. Part of the case­back bears the fig­ure of an oc­to­pus. Au­to­matic move­ment from ETA. White rub­ber strap. Water­proof to 300m.


In­ter­ga­lac­tic is a good word for this watch that was in­spired by stealth air­craft, like the fa­mous F-117 Nighthawk that sailed the skies un­ob­served for over 20 years. Its un­usual PVD coated ti­ta­nium case and trape­zoidal shows time in one flank of the case with or­ange num­bers and minute on a ro­tat­ing dial at the top. This watch has a fu­tur­is­tic look, and a me­chan­i­cal au­to­matic move­ment with 38 hours of power re­serve. Fur­ther­more, the bracelet is made of black buf­falo hide with or­ange stitch­ing. Its di­men­sions are 50mm x 44.5mm x 32.85mm. Lim­ited edi­tion of 25 pieces.


This lim­ited edi­tion (250 pieces) Chrono­graph Aero­scope hon­ours English foot­ball team Arse­nal, as re­vealed by the small sec­onds with the im­age of the iconic sym­bol, which is also club known by the name of “Gun­ners”. The case is made of black and sand­blasted ti­ta­nium DLC. The dial, boldly red (as the nu­mer­als on the tachymeter scale), has a hon­ey­combed pat­tern. The move­ment is JR66 au­to­matic cal­iber with 42 hours of power re­serve. In black rub­ber strap.


Mont­blanc has ad­vanced by leaps and bounds in the world of watch­mak­ing, and this chrono­graph is the per­fect ex­am­ple, as it has an ac­cu­racy of one hun­dredth of a se­cond. How does it do it? By hav­ing a se­cond reg­u­la­tor beat­ing at a fre­quency of 360,000vph ex­clu­sively de­voted to the chrono­graph, which also has its own bar­rel to en­sures it has an au­ton­omy of 45 min­utes (the watch has 100 hours of power re­serve). It also has two re­set mech­a­nisms, one for hun­dredths of a se­cond and one for the min­utes and sec­onds elapsed. The case is made of ti­ta­nium, steel treat­ment and DLC car­bon fi­bre. In an al­li­ga­tor leather strap. Lim­ited edi­tion of 100 pieces.


The avant-garde in­spired aes­thetic of MCT is present in this piece in this Se­quen­tial col­lec­tion with an au­to­matic cal­i­bre MCT-S2. The nov­elty this time in­cludes its iconic prism screen in a round case 44.6mm in di­am­e­ter. The hours are dis­played in four mod­ules, each con­sist­ing of five tri­an­gu­lar prisms and the minute is the red cen­tral hand. The time is in­di­cated by the open­ing bow C-shaped with the brand name, Man­u­fac­ture Con­tem­po­raine du Temps em­bossed. The arc ro­tates 90 coun­ter­clock­wise de­grees to re­veal the new time. The min­utes are in­di­cated by a cen­tral hand. Avail­able in red gold and white gold.


The Chap­ter One con­cept emerged some years ago through a part­ner­ship be­tween mas­ter watch­mak­ers Christophe Claret and Pe­ter Speake-Marin. Now, it has been rein­ter­preted with a sap­phire crys­tal sphere through which you can see the cal­i­bre SHC02.1 hand-wound move­ment, which dis­plays six com­pli­ca­tions: one-minute tour­bil­lon, mono­pusher chrono­graph, ret­ro­grade in­di­ca­tor date, ret­ro­grade GMT, moon phases and day, these last two in­di­cated by two rollers placed on the top and bot­tom of case, re­spec­tively. The case is in ti­ta­nium. sixty-hour power re­serve. In an al­li­ga­tor leather strap. Lim­ited edi­tion of 11 pieces.


Its sturdy steel case mea­sur­ing 44.6mm is the per­fect ex­cuse to dive the depths of the sea, as it has a depth proof of 500m. The sap­phire crys­tal has a thick­ness of 4mm, which pro­tects and helps to cover the au­to­matic move­ment CFB 1950.1, with 38 hours of power re­serve. Its trusted ac­cu­racy adds lu­mi­nos­ity to their in­dexes with Su­per-Lu­miNova in light blue. The uni­di­rec­tional bezel is coated blue and black ce­ramic. A He­lium valve en­sures gas evac­u­a­tion with­out dam­ag­ing the case dur­ing the as­cent and de­scent of the diver. The rear has two st­ingrays with an em­bossed 3D ef­fect. Steel or rub­ber strap.


One of the sen­sa­tions of Baselworld 2014 was this watch. Nomos Glashütte, founded in 1990 by Ber­liner Mark Braun. It is a so­phis­ti­cated piece, youth­ful, ele­gant and well pro­por­tioned. The move­ment is the cal­i­bre hand-wound DUW 4401, with 42 hours of power re­serve, which has a new es­cape­ment (swing sys­tem) de­vel­oped by watch­mak­ers of the brand, some­thing only some watch­mak­ing firms are able to achieve.—The steel case mea­sures 37mm in di­am­e­ter and is only 7.65mm thick. Dis­plays hours, min­utes, small sec­onds and power re­serve in­di­ca­tor.


Few watches are as beau­ti­ful as the in­de­pen­dent brand De Bethune, founded in 2002 by David Zanetta and De­nis Fla­geol­let. In this case, a good part of the face is adorned with bar­l­ey­corn guil­loché. In the spher­i­cal cen­tre is the in­di­ca­tor of moon phases. At 12, there is a win­dow for the jump­ing dig­i­tal hours, and at the top, min­utes can sim­i­larly be read off a ro­tat­ing disc. The 42mm is made of grade 5 ti­ta­nium, like the float­ing lugs, char­ac­ter­is­tic of the firm. It is equipped with man­ual cal­i­bre DB2144 with a five-day power re­serve. The sky mo­tif is also done in grade 5 ti­ta­nium and in­lays with white gold to sim­u­late the stars.


The stun­ning mod­ern hour­glasses of HYT be­gan to take var­i­ous aes­thetic man­i­fes­ta­tions, as can be seen in this model pre­sented at the Baselworld 2014 watch fair. It is a piece where H2 ret­ro­grade hours are in­di­cated by a blue liq­uid—used for the first time—that flows through a tube placed on the perime­ter of the area, while the min­utes are in­di­cated by a cen­tral hand. The case is made of white gold with ti­ta­nium bezel. Runs on an eight-day power re­serve, ex­clu­sive to HYT. Lim­ited edi­tion of 20 pieces.

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