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.