Today Girard-Perregaux debuted two new titanium versions of the Laureato. The Laureato Absolute Ti 230 is available with either a gray or blue dial, with a matching titanium injected textile and rubber strap. The 44 mm x 14.65 mm case is made from grade 5 titanium and has been sandblasted with polished accents. Each version is limited to 230 pieces. $9,300
Last week, Omega announced American Olympic freestyle and butterfly swimmer Caeleb Dressel as their newest brand ambassador. Joining Michael Phelps (also an official) Omega ambassador) Dressel is now a five gold medalist and set the Olympic record for 50-meter freestyle and the world record for the 100-meter butterfly.
Last week, Hodinkee introduced the Ressence Type 1 Slim HOD Limited Edition in a 20 piece limited edition. The 42 mm x 11 mm watch case is crafted from lightweight grade 5 titanium. The color scheme is monotone with a variety of grays and the dial has been skeletonized. Being offered in a very small quantity of 20 individually numbered pieces, the limited edition watch sold out in under an hour. $22,500.
Cuervo y Sobrinos has partnered with American artist Scott Jacobs who is known for painting Harley Davidson motorcycles. The new limited edition features a depiction of a 1939 Knucklehead Bobber motorcycle laser printed on its dial. The Espléndidos Scott Jacobs comes in a 36 mm x 13.6 mm rectangle-shaped stainless steel case (47 mm lug-to-lug), with a sapphire caseback, and is limited to 100 pieces. $3,300
Last month, Casio debuted two new thinner G-Shock Move GBD200 smartwatches. Now offered in a slim square case that’s more ergonomically correct, the GBD200 has more airflow holes in the strap and is available in either black or bright lime green. The latest G-Shock Move watch has a High Contrast MIP display and features a step tracker, accelerometer, and Bluetooth smartphone connectivity — and can measure running distance, speed, pace, and calorie consumption, which is useful for tracking daily workouts. $150
For 2021 and beyond, Cartier has partnered with La Biennale di Venezia to become the main sponsor of the Venice International Film Festival and will jointly contribute to supporting contemporary film creation. As part of this collaboration, and from this year onwards, Venice International Film Festival and Cartier will pay tribute to outstanding filmmakers through the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award, dedicated to a personality who has made a particularly original contribution to the contemporary film industry.
Top photo by Girard-Perregaux.