Mike Espindle Mike Espindle | July 10, 2020 | Style & Beauty Watches & Jewelry National
Swatch Group brands give an early glimpse of new models for the year. Here’s a look at the highlights—from the particularly rugged to the beautifully refined.
While Omega might be best known for its uncanny sport watches, which have adorned the wrists of astronautsand at least one fictional British secret agent, the watchmaker also produces elegant formal watches within its popular Constellation andDe Ville lines. Now, Omega unveils the fifth generation of the men’s Constellation in 2020, with over 26 new models. Stylish gents will have a spectrum of looks fromwhich to choose, all certified as master chronometers. The stunning 39 mm Sedna gold version shown here with a textured deep blue dial and matching blue leather strap might serve as an apt calling card for evening soirees. Co-Axial Master Chronometer 39mm, $19,600 omegawatches.com
For 2020, watchmaker Longines adds a special annual calendar function to its elegant men’s Master Collection. Since the line’s debut in 2005, Longineshas refined the offerings, folding in additional complications and features. In this first annual calendar for the line, watchmakers created a new movement that would automatically manage the variable number of days in the years to minimize calendar resetting for the owner. Available in a variety of styles, this 40 mm heritage-vibe steel version with an engraved dial and classic brown leather strap might be the most eye-catching. Master Collection, $2,425 longines.com
Hamilton expands its signature Khaki Field line. The storied military-style field watch has come to define the brand’s rugged, extreme reputation, and the durable, lightweight titanium material is a perfect addition for a timepiece that can take you from boardroom to horse saddle to rock climbing excursion with style and precision. This automatic watch featuresan 80-hour power reserve to accompany your most adventurous outings. Khaki Field Quartz Watch, $945 hamilton.com
For the new year, collector-favored Breguet debuts a rich, deeply hued blueversion of its uncanny, extra-thin tourbillon-equipped Classique 5367 timepiece. Grand feuenamel not only lends extra luster to the serene dial, but also communicates the brand’s adherence to age-old artisan production. And with a movement, including the fascinating tourbillon at 5 o’clock (only 3 mm and an overall thickness of 7.45 mm), this 41 mm platinum timepiece honors both classic horology and modern trends in timepiece fashion. Classique Tourbillon, $161,800 breguet.com
Design- driven Swiss watchmaker Rado prides itself on using cutting-edge, unchangeable materials like ceramic, but it makes an exception with the new Captain Cook divewatch in bronze. This historical metal will patina with age, creating a unique pattern for each model sold. But it also gives a refined nautical look—as does the deep green high-tech ceramic dial and bezel—to an otherwise ruggedand legitimate tool timepiece. Captain Cook Automatic Bronze, $2,600 rado.com
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