BE ICONIC. Like the race and city it's named for, the Monaco is the epitome of elegance and prestige with a vintage flair. The world’s first automatic chronograph became legendary after Steve McQueen sported it in the classic 1970 Hollywood racing film “Le Mans.” It's the ultime watch for those living life in the fast lane. Lights, camera, ACTION!
Partner and official timekeeper of la corsa più bella del mondo for 30 years now, Chopard has created the special Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition to celebrate this anniversary. The timepiece subtly evokes Mille Miglia racing cars from 1927 to 1940, with its anthracite engined-turned dial inspired by classical dashboards. Housed in a 42mm stainless steelcase, the self-winding movement is COSC-certified. The Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition wears the Special Mille Miglia 30 anniversary partnership logo engraved on the case-back with a new leather strap with rubber linin and emblematic red details.
The Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition celebrates Breitling’s partnership with epic British motorcycle manufacturer, Norton. Cool, charismatic and contoured, this chronograph reflects the innovative and adventurous streak in both brands. The distinctive Norton logo is engraved on a plate on the left side of the case, and the transparent caseback features an inscription of the Norton motorcycle and logo. Powered by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, this COSC-certified chronometer is Water resistant to 10 bar (100 meters). Its 42-mm stainless steel case features white subdials against black dial, and subtle gold tones on applied Arabic numerals, as well as on the hour and minute hands. The result? Dynamic and original color contrast to the raw brown leather strap or to the stainless-steel bracelet.
Zenith Defy El Primero Range Rover Special Edition
An iconic silhouette, charisma, technical refinement and remarkable performance: in addition to their birth year (1969), the iconic El Primero and Range Rover share a number of other key assets. To celebrate their partnership, Manufacture Zenith is unveiling an El Primero Range Rover Special Edition. In tribute to the first luxury SUV, its brushed grey dial bears the inscription “Zenith Range Rover”. The hands and hour-markers are rhodiumed and luminescent. Beating at the dynamic pace of a legendary movement, the El Primero Range Rover chronograph features a streamlined, subtly curved and inimitable design. Its high-frequency mechanism is clothed in the aluminium ‘bodywork’ – a nod to the Range Rover chassis – of its 42 mm-diameter matt black ceramised case. Water-resistant to 100 metres and topped by a cambered sapphire crystal, it is equipped with a ratcheted crown and black round pushers. The sapphire caseback bearing the “El Primero Range Rover / Special Edition” engraving reveals an oscillating weight personalised with the Zenith and Range Rover logos.
At first glance HM5 appears to be a relatively simple timepiece… but it’s more complicated than you might think. The time display consists of bi-directional jumping hours and trailing minutes – with indications inversed, reflected 90° and magnified thanks to an optical prism. Looking below the surface of the HM5 case reveals a surprise: another water resistant case, which protects the high-performance engine inside. HM5 has a futuristic case design, but it’s a direct homage to two 1970’s icons: the first high-performance supercars, and the plucky Amida Digitrend watch. Last but not least, even though it was inspired by an era when quartz was king, HM5 has a self-winding mechanical movement.