WATCHOUT

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Famed for watches with mul­ti­ple tour­bil­lons for time­keep­ing pre­ci­sion, Swiss watch­maker Greubel Forsey has up­dated its 2015 QP a Equa­tion watch. In all, it took seven years of re­search, the as­sem­bly of no fewer than 624 parts and three patents. The new Quantieme Per­petuel a Equa­tion houses the Com­pu­teur Me­canique, the lux­ury brand’s sev­enth in­ven­tion. The me­chan­i­cal com­puter serves as a “brain” that pro­grams the watch to au­to­mat­i­cally dis­play all the in­di­ca­tions of the per­pet­ual cal­en­dar, in­clud­ing the sea­sons, equinoxes, sol­stices, equa­tion of time, date, day, month and the four-digit year. The in­te­grated 25-part com­po­nent com­prises a set of cod­ing wheels su­per­im­posed in a coax­ial manner, along with re­mov­able fin­gers pro­grammed by the in­ge­nious sys­tem. De­pend­ing on their ro­ta­tion speeds and num­ber of teeth, these wheels pro­vide a va­ri­ety of in­for­ma­tion. The Me­chan­i­cal Com­puter also di­rectly drives a sys­tem of sap­phire disks that dis­plays the equa­tion of time, which is the dif­fer­ence be­tween the “real” so­lar time and civil time. The 43.5mm QP a Equa­tion fea­tures a rhodium-coloured gold dial and comes in a round white gold case, with a power re­serve of 72 hours. In­spi­ra­tion Ga­lore From the world’s fastest car to the most fa­mous cat in pop cul­ture, the lat­est bevy of watches draws cre­ative in­flu­ences from myr­iad sources TEXT MIGUEL TAN Hublot Big Bang Unico Golf To­gether with cur­rent world No. 1 golfer Dustin John­son, Hublot has un­veiled its first me­chan­i­cal watch ded­i­cated to, yes, golf. The Swiss watch­maker de­vel­oped a mod­ule that is in­te­grated with its MHUB1580 Unico move­ment, al­low­ing golfers to keep track of their strokes in the dial’s aper­ture dis­plays. Con­ceived as a chronograph, the light­weight time­piece weighs just un­der 100g. The put­ter­shaped pusher at 2 o’clock ac­ti­vates the mech­a­nism for dis­play­ing the num­ber of strokes taken and counts the strokes per hole. Mov­ing on to the next hole, the wearer re­sets the stroke counter to zero with the pusher at 4 o’clock. The counter at 6 o’clock dis­plays the to­tal num­ber of strokes played and is up­dated si­mul­ta­ne­ously. The pusher at 8 o’clock, shaped like a tee, re­sets the mech­a­nism at the end of the round. Pan­erai Lu­mi­nor 1950 Sealand 3 Days Au­to­matic Ac­ciaio — 44mm The se­ries of Pan­erai watches in­spired by the Chi­nese zo­diac wel­comes its 10th model, which is ded­i­cated to the Year of the Dog. This limited edi­tion of 88 watches fea­tures hand en­grav­ings on the cover by master crafts­men us­ing an an­cient Ital­ian tech­nique called sparsello. The se­ries, first launched in 2009, have seen mod­els ded­i­cated to the Ox, the Tiger, the Rab­bit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Mon­key and the Rooster. The lat­est marks the Year of the Dog, which be­gins on Feb 16 next year. The en­grav­ing of the dog is in­spired by tra­di­tional Chi­nese iconog­ra­phy and sur­rounded by aus­pi­cious plum blos­soms. The move­ment of the new watch is the P.9000 au­to­matic cal­i­bre produced by Pan­erai Man­u­fac­ture and has a power re­serve of three days.

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