In the midst of holiday releases of limited luxury watches dedicated to the upcoming year, prominent creators of top-quality timekeeping devices have also introduced other exclusive timepieces.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Hijri Perpetual Calendar

The brand from Fleurier introduced the world’s first wristwatch with the function of the Islamic calendar, the idea, and technology of which comes from the company’s exclusive desk clock with an Islamic calendar, dating back to 2011.

Parmigiani Tonda Hijri Perpetual Calendar

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For religious reasons, the novelty is devoid of gold elements, so the basis here is a platinum case with a diameter of 44.5 millimeters and a thickness of 14.1 millimeters (water-resistance – 30 meters), the external outlines of which allow you to accurately identify it as a representative of the Tonda series with the characteristic shape of the strap attachment arms.

It serves as a worthy frame for a graphite-gray dial with applied hour markers and four sub-counters, the organization of which evokes associations with indicators of the eternal calendar, with the difference that the indexes of the Hijri calendar (due to the inscription in Arabic at the 6 o’clock) are somewhat different from the more familiar Gregorian calendar. The large sub-dial at the 12-o’clock position describes the 30-year “Arabian cycle,” which includes 19 standard and 11 leap years.

Parmigiani Tonda Hijri Perpetual Calendar

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The dial composition is completed by an indicator of lunar phases at the 6 o’clock with a silvery moon on top of a dark blue sky made of aventurine glass. The sophisticated functionality of the unique luxury watch from Parmigiani Fleurier is based on the automatic caliber PF009 (based on the caliber PF331) with a 4Hz balance and a power reserve of 48 hours, and the self-winding rotor is made of platinum and guilloché pattern “barley grain.” The novelty comes with a black alligator leather strap made by Hermes.

TAG Heuer Ayrton Senna Limited Editions 2019

This year, a limited edition of two bold models dedicated to the three-time Formula 1 world champion Ayrton Senna, who tragically passed away a quarter of a century ago, was released by TAG Heuer.

The smaller edition (65 pieces) affected the more complex and expensive Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Ayrton Senna Special Edition 2019, which received a 45-mm ceramic case with a ceramic bezel accompanied by steel parts with black PVD coating – chronograph pushers, winding crown, and caseback – and a black combined strap (calfskin/rubber) with green stitching.

Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Ayrton Senna Special Edition 2019 Ceramic PVD

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The monochrome skeletonized dial is adorned with yellow accents that link the luxury watch to the name of the great Brazilian racer. At the same time, the sapphire crystal caseback is complemented by a stylized image of a racing driver in a helmet.

The branded automatic caliber Heuer 02T, certified as an official COSC chronometer with a 4Hz balance and a power reserve of 65 hours, offers an integrated chronograph with a column wheel and a minute tourbillon as a platform for the operation of the trigger mechanism and the balance-spiral oscillating system.

Formula 1 Calibre 16 Ayrton Senna Special Edition 2019 Stainless Steel

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The second one-of-a-kind wristwatch – Formula 1 Calibre 16 Ayrton Senna Special Edition 2019 – is put into a 44-mm steel case with a black ceramic bezel, which is accompanied by a branded steel bracelet.

The layout of the sub-dials of the anthracite dial with red hour markers is due to the use of an automatic mechanism Calibre 16 (based on the ETA/Valjoux 7750 or Sellita SW500) with a 4Hz balance and a power reserve of 42 hours.

The solid caseback of this stylish model is decorated with an engraved image of Ayrton Senna head in a helmet, as well as a special inscription “25-year tribute edition.”

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