Pushing the envelope is one of Hublot’s mantras and their sapphire watches are perhaps the best illustration as to what that can lead to. In a relatively short period of time, Swiss Hublot has not only mastered the art of creating sapphire cased watches, but they have also taken them to the next level. They can make them in different colors, from a beautiful blue to a deep, burgundy red.
Swiss Sports Watches
Since 2005, the house of Swiss Hublot has participated in the biennial charity auction Only Watch, with one-of-a-kind timepiece designed to benefit research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. For 2017, Hublot has decided to offer a one-off version of its Big Bang Unico Sapphire dedicated to champion sprinter Usain Bolt. As Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, explained, there is no one who better symbolizes victory, courage, and determination – crucial values of dedicated researchers who are on the mission to triumph over this degenerative disease.
As always, Swiss Richard Mille has something totally insane to show off on the first day of SIHH. This year it's the RM 53-01 created in partnership with Argentinian polo player Pablo Mac Donough. The watch immediately looks like a classic Mille creation, with the tonneau case in Carbon TPT, the visible spline screws, and the futuristic-looking openworked movement taking center stage. This movement happens to feature a large tourbillon at six o'clock and to be suspended from the sides of the case by a system of steel cables and pulleys.
The goal of the new Swiss Montblanc TimeWalker collection was simple: to give the brand a powerful and consistent offer in the important field of sports watches, a market segment that for MB has never been very successful. The base used was the previous TimeWalker line, an urbane and modern watch characterized by its originally shaped case (see an example here, showing the signature hollowed lugs), this watch never really was considered as a true sports watch.
The Omega Seamaster 300M Co-Axial Chronograph Watch with 41.5mm sure has been around for a good while now, and it admittedly is not the sort of Omega that's been taking headlines in recent years, but boy, have I grown to love it for all these – and a variety of other – reasons. It is not without its own quirks either, so let's see how it fares in the long run.