All watch aficionados will be no strangers to Breitling's magnificent manoeuvres in the sky and daring dives in the sea. The Avenger II Seawolf now takes it deeper to 3,000 metres complete with all the safety bells and whistles. An ultra-sturdy 45mm satin-brushed steel case is locked with a double-gasket, screw-locked crown with protective reinforcements and non-slip grip. Four rider tabs also help to turn the rotating, unidirectional bezel to calculate dive times—even with gloves on.
A bright yellow dial behind thick, cambered sapphire crystal with glare-proofing on both sides also eases readability from the luminescent-coated oversized hands and hour markers. A high-frequency self-winding Breitling calibre 17 beats in this 1,000-pieces limited-edition watch,balanced with a decompression valve and secured with rubber or high-tech military-type strap.
Manufacture Contemporaine du Temps (MCT) is collaborating with Rich Time of Moscow in making a limited-edition Sequential Two, or S200 Eagle: seven in white gold and three in black DLC-treated gold. Proudly displayed on the dial is Russia's two-headed eagle and a full-hour appearance of the Russian flag at noon and midnight, in time with MCT's iconic prisms.
MCT's famous prism-based hour indication and a 360-degree minute display with oversized numerals for the hour modules are powered by the self-winding movement. The current hour is displayed counter-clockwise through an opening in the C-shaped central hour disc. To keep it light and balanced,the case is crafted from the finest aluminium.
Those with active lifestyles will love Panerai's new Luminor 1950—10 days GMT Automatic with blue dial and satiné soleil finish. Its 44mm stainless-steel case, which is resistant to corrosion, and sapphire-glass window on the front and back, means the wearer can admire the P2003 movement, provide up to 10-bar or 100-metre water resistance. P2003's three spring barrels power the Luminor 1950 for 10 days, as indicated on the bar at the sixth hour.
There is also a date window at the third hour and a small-seconds dial at nine o'clock that also contains the second time-zone hand for AM or PM indication. Despite all these details, the watch still has a simple and clean design enhanced by two superimposing discs with ecru Super-LumiNova, enabling visibility at night. An interchangeable blue alligator and black rubber straps are available with accompanying tools and a screwdriver, all wrapped in an elegant blue box fashioned from polished cherry wood.
(Photo Credit: MCT, Officine Panerai and Breitling)