These are the most recent additions of the product ranges of such watchmaking giants as Hublot, Bell & Ross, and Montblanc.
Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Chelsea FC
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Hublot has unveiled a new chronograph from the Classic Fusion collection to celebrate its collaboration with Chelsea Football Club. It is the third model created in Hublot’s partnership with Chelsea, and the third time the Swiss brand has released a high-end watch designed in the club’s signature color. The case with a diameter of 45 millimeters is presented in matte-polished blue ceramics and is complemented by a blue dial with silver counters. An automatic movement HUB1143 with a 42-hour power reserve operates the hands of the exclusive wristwatch. A rubber strap and the Chelsea FC logo, which can be seen both on the dial and the caseback is completing the look of the model is. The estimated cost of the watch, limited to 100 copies, is €13,900.
Bell & Ross BR03-92 Full Lum
Bell & Ross has introduced an unusual novelty that changes the idea of the backlight as a means of improving the readability of timekeeping devices. In the BR03-92 Full Lum model, the luminescent coating SuperLumiNova® C3 is applied not as usual to the marks and hands but completely covers the brass dial. The new generation of reflective compound emits an intense green glow of unprecedented duration that will allow the owner of the timepiece to read the time in absolute darkness. Moreover, reflective particles are added to the rubber strap of the new high-end watch.
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The case made of matte black ceramic (42 x 42 x 11 mm) contains an automatic caliber BR-CAL.302 (Sellita SW300-1) with a 38-hour power reserve. The BR03-92 Full Lum model is limited to a series of 250 copies. The estimated cost of the fancy novelty is €3,500. Lucky timepiece owners will be randomly selected from all applications received at the Bell & Ross boutiques or online boutiques of the brand (from 15 to 21 November). The names of the lucky winners will be announced on November 22.
Montblanc Heritage Small Second Limited Edition
The newest Montblanc wristwatch, based on the updated MB M62.00 caliber of 2003, comes in a polished steel case with a diameter of 39 millimeters and 50-meter waterproofness, which is crowned by a convex sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating.
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The hallmark of the front side of the high-end watch is a dome lacquered salmon-colored dial, which uses the “sunray” textured polishing in the central part and on the periphery. The hour indexes are applied, and Arabic numerals are filled with a phosphor coating.
The small seconds' dial, which interacts with the Dauphine-style central hour and minute markers, is offset to the 6-o’clock position, slightly recessed and highlighted by a thin circular groove.
As for the manual-winding movement MB M62.00, it is distinguished by a small diameter (23.6 mm) and thickness (3.9 mm), a low-frequency balance (2.5 Hz), and a power reserve of 50 hours.
The limited-edition Montblanc model, complete with a grey Sfumato strap made of alligator leather, has not been left out of the branded tests and is certified by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500 certificate.
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