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70 years ago, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry took off on a reconnaissance flight over France and never returned. Now, IWC Schaffhausen commemorates the last flight of the celebrated pilot and author with three special limited editions, thereby strengthening its longstanding partnership with Saint-Exupéry’s descendants.
The L.U.C Lunar Big Date was first launched in 2009, but now it gets a complete overhaul by adopting the full design codes of the new L.U.C aesthetic; the moon phase is so accurate that the difference between the true lunar cycle and the indication given by the timepiece amounts to just one day every 122 years. The watch is available in 18-carat white gold.
TW Steel has created a special edition watch to celebrate its collaboration with Dutch DJ Mitchell Niemeyer. The 45mm Canteen Bracelet model called the Mitchell Niemeyer Special Edition (TW313) has been designed to reflect brand ambassador Niemeyer’s energy and passion.
Alexander Shorokhoff (or Shorokhov as his real name is spelt) was born in 1960 in Moscow. As a student he consolidated his knowledge in engineering, drawing and design and completed his engineering studies in Moscow with distinction. After rising to the rank of director in an engineering firm, in 1992, Alexander founded a marketing company in order to sell and market the well-known and respected Russian watch brand Poljot.
The Stirrup models in steel are part of the eponymous Ralph Lauren collection. Twelve new leather straps are available in a whole rainbow of colours, from dark brown and blue to apple green via bright yellow and pink.
It would appear that Professor Van Helsing has another Dracula legend to track down. HYT has produced the H1 Dracula DLC imbued with ‘immortal technology’. The 48.8 titanium black DLC features brushed, shot-peened and satin-finished surfaces and is water-resistant to 100m.
Arnold & Son presents two new versions of its UTTE tourbillon. With the A&S8200 movement measuring just 2.97 mm thick and the final cased watch just 8.34 mm, the UTTE is one of the thinnest tourbillon wristwatches ever produced, although not as thin as the Roshan Martin Légende Tourbillon we featured last week (it measures just 5.7mm in height).
It’s Friday once more and time for our unfailingly popular pre-weekend feature, ‘Match the watch with the shoe.’ This week we present the brand new limited edition Nike Lunar Force 1 World Basketball Festival shoe. It comes in an unusual basketball-textured brown leather colorway complemented with some nifty navy accents around the collar and heel. The sole is crisp white Lunarlon paired with an icy blue outsole.
The figure eight, Jaquet Droz's lucky number, has been regarded as the ultimate touchstone by the watchmaker from La Chaux-de-Fonds since the Age of Enlightenment. A symbol of balance and perfection, it graces the face of the Grande Seconde, the brand's emblematic timepiece.
Roshan Martin is an ultra-high end Montreux based brand which will be competing this year in the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève 2014 in the Tourbillon section.The brand’s Légende Tourbillon, which comes in a limited edition of just 10 pieces, will be the most expensive Extra-Thin Tourbillon on the market.