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Features New York 2021 Revisited: Here Are 7 New Watches That Made Their U.S. Debut at the Event | Features

Since its debut, Options New York has served as a serious launch pad for watch manufacturers trying to attain the collector group in the USA. Because the nation’s largest and most vital watch occasion, WTNY has lengthy hosted a variety of luxurious watchmakers, a number of of them taking the chance over time to launch and showcase fashions which are fully new to American audiences.

Such has been the case with this 12 months’s just lately concluded occasion, with many taking part manufacturers taking the prime alternative to both spotlight or launch new timepieces for Fall 2021. Amongst them had been A. Lange & Söhne, De Bethune, Arnold & Son, Blancpain, MeisterSinger, Bremont, MB&F, and extra, with particulars beneath:

1. De Bethune Dream Watch 5 “Season 1”

Of the numerous releases, none was extra distinguished on the occasion, and to the broader media world, than De Bethune’s Dream Watch 5 “Season 1.” Developed as a part of a partnership with rapper and producer Swizz Beatz, the futuristic, azure-toned timepiece is an much more novel tackle the already avant-garde Dream Watch 5 design. Importantly, in an effort to replace and distinguish its newest haute horologerie creation, De Bethune not solely used a blue-tinted titanium for its case but additionally added hardened mineral glass and sapphire crystal all through to place its leaping time show almost in full view.

The Dream Watch 5’s “Season 1,” designation implies that it’s more likely to be the primary in quite a lot of subsequent collaborative fashions by the model, with this primary version restricted to 10 complete items, every priced at $520,000.

2. Arnold & Son Luna Magna Platinum

Arnold & Son was fast to attract consideration at WTNY, not solely with its current, spectacular catalog of three-dimensional haute horological creations, but additionally with a brand-new timepiece unveiled on the ground of the occasion. The brand new watch is dubbed the Luna Magna Platinum, and it follows up on two different releases throughout the Luna Magna line this 12 months, the gem-adorned Luna Magna Final I, and the unique, rose-gold Luna Magna.

Like its siblings, the Platinum version of the Luna Magna options the most important 3D moon ever constructed right into a wristwatch, although it now accomplishes this inside a namesake 950 platinum case. The watch is restricted to twenty-eight items globally, with pricing marked at 55,900 Swiss francs or about $61,500.

3. Blancpain Air Command Blue Titanium

Whereas historic Swiss watchmaker Blancpain has had a comparatively quiet 12 months, the model made a step towards altering that at WTNY 2021, offering company a sneak preview of the brand new blue-accented, titanium-cased Air Command.

Whereas not a lot is understood in regards to the new watch but (Blancpain has but to difficulty a launch), it seems to be a contemporary tackle the unique Air Command from 2019 (beneath), a luxuriously up to date pilot’s chronograph watch impressed by a uncommon timepiece produced for the U.S. Air Power within the late Fifties that glided by the identical title. The brand new Air Command seems to take that historic type and replace it for at this time, not a lot basically design however actually in supplies and colours — as seen in its distinguished use of a blue colorway in distinction to the 2019 mannequin’s black type, together with the titanium case moderately than the metal case of its predecessor.

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Pricing and availability of the brand new Blancpain Air Command remains to be unknown, although its more likely to surpass the unique, which was restricted to 500 items and priced at 18,460 euros, or about $21,425.

4. MeisterSinger Bell Hora

Whereas high-end luxurious launches loomed giant on the occasion, there have been different notable releases that catered towards a extra entry-level worth level. Amongst them was German watchmaker MeisterSinger‘s new Bell Hora, a one-handed timepiece that options an unusual “sonnerie au passage” complication that produces a pleasant chime on the high of every hour and could be activated (or deactivated) through a easy button within the higher proper part of the case.

Quiet sufficient to be heard solely by the wearer, but loud sufficient to spark a smile, the Bell Hora is a uncommon and true novelty, offering a chiming complication in a mechanical format at a worth level far beneath these usually reserved for different chiming timepieces equivalent to alarm watches and, most famously, minute repeaters. The mannequin importantly celebrates 20 years of operation for MeisterSinger and it does so in a critically memorable style.

Pricing for the MeisterSinger Bell Hora is 3,490 euros, or about $4,060, with manufacturing of the watch ongoing.

5. Bremont Longitude

After their first unveiling in London, Bremont‘s new Longitude fashions attracted a crowd of American aficionados at Options New York. The three watches embody a rose-gold, white-gold, and metal variation, every differing in colours and supplies, however all utilizing the British model’s signature Journey-Tick case development, a big onion-style crown, and, most notably, a raised central globe with namesake longitudinal traces on the dial.

The Longitude was launched to have fun the opening of Bremont’s new manufacture in Nice Britain known as The Wing. As such, every options the Bremont Caliber ENG376, a brand new automated motion that serves as the primary variation of the bottom Caliber ENG300 introduced in mid-October 2021, and one hailed as the primary Bremont motion assembled and largely manufactured at its home services.

The Bremont Longitude might be accessible for buy globally in early December, with the metal version restricted to 150 items and priced at $16,995, and the rose-gold and white-gold variations, restricted to 75 items, marked at $23,995 and $24,995, respectively. A portion of every sale will profit Royal Museums Greenwich, Bremont’s companion for the limited-edition, commemorative launch.

6. MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual EVO Titanium

Whereas technically not launched at Options New York 2021, because it was introduced to the press a number of days earlier, the MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual EVO Titanium took benefit of the distinguished Manhattan horological stage for its first bodily and public showcase.

The watch follows up the primary LM Perpetual EVO, launched in 2020, which was itself a sportier variation of the experimental watchmaker’s famed Legacy Machine. This 12 months’s model updates the type in an excellent sportier and trendier route, changing the primary EVO’s zirconium case materials with grade 5 titanium, and including to the show a inexperienced CVD dial plate rather than the beforehand used “atomic orange.”

Whereas not technically a restricted version, the manufacturing of the brand new MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual EVO Titanium by its $176,000 worth is more likely to restricted to comparatively small portions.

7. A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Honeygold “Lumen”

The brand new A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Honeygold “Lumen” was not technically launched at Options New York, and the watch was not current on the occasion, however its October 24 debut coincided with the final day of WTNY, so company who attended the particular announcement at Lange’s sales space had been among the many first to be launched to the brand new restricted version.

The launch date of the brand new Zeitwerk was additionally timed to coincide with the anniversary date of the corporate’s founding — October 24, 1990 — with the watch serving because the model’s newest celebration of its storied and sophisticated legacy. The timepiece isn’t solely the newest tackle the groundbreaking Zeitwerk design but additionally a bodily fruits of three of A. Lange & Söhne’s extra praised technical signatures: the Zeitwerk base design, the Saxon model’s proprietary Honeygold valuable steel case development, and a semi-transparent “Lumen” dial, whose light-permeable remedy permits the numerals on the disks to glow at midnight.

The A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Honeygold “Lumen” is out there solely by way of Lange’s boutiques, with manufacturing restricted to 200 complete items, priced at $145,000.

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