Zeitwinkel’s flagship “273°” watch, with its signature big date display and power reserve indicator, is now available in 18K rose gold. The case measures 42.5 mm in diameter by 13.8 mm in thickness, and has a mixture of polished and brushed surfaces. The top surfaces, caseback, lug edges and raised areas of the crown are all fully polished. Whereas, the sides of the case and the non-raised areas of the crown have a distinctive “frosted” matt finish that contrasts the shiny surfaces.
Later this month, alongside the Aeronaval XA Solo Tempo three-hand model we showed you earlier this week, Waltham will also launch a 2nd collection called the Aeronaval XA CDI. This watch features a push-button GMT function, along with a push-button central date indication. The look and functionality were inspired by the 1940s Waltham airplane instrument (shown below).
Last Thursday, Blancpain had an intimate luncheon on the rooftop terrace of the Nomad Hotel, where Blancpain’s US Brand President, Adam Bossi, presented US press with all of their 2014 novelties. After his presentation, we had a chance to try on, photograph and discuss the timepieces, all while enjoying a delicious lunch that was specially prepared for Blancpain, under the supervision of Michellin 3-Star Chef Daniel Humm.