For 2021 Hublot has partnered with Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami, who coined the name “Superflat” for the artistic movement he began. The Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami All Black — which commemorates the new relationship — is presented in a 45 mm ceramic case and is inspired by Murakami’s smiling flower design, which is depicted with 456 brilliant-cut black diamonds on the petals and 107 brilliant-cut on the face that rotates around the black lacquer dial. The hour and minute hands are driven by the automatic Unico caliber HUB1214 with a 72-hour power reserve. The watch is limited to 200 pieces. $27,300
This week, Casio announced two new Pro Trek PRG240 series models. The PRG240-3 and PRG240-5 (left to right), feature the familiar look with olive green or khaki resin straps, and orange or yellow ADJUST and LIGHT buttons. The new PRG240 models are solar-powered and include a magnetic sensor for compass readings, a pressure sensor for altimeter/barometer readings, and a thermo-sensor for temperature. The resin case measures 50.9 mm by 15.3 mm and weighs 65.4 grams. $280
Following a number of carbon glass cases that have come out from Girard-Perregaux in recent years, for 2021 they’ve introduced a variation that features a bezel that subtly contrasts the 44 mm case. The Laureato Absolute Wired is powered by in-house caliber GP03300 and is limited to 88 pieces. $17,700
On the occasion of Seiko’s 140th anniversary year, the Japanese watchmaker introduced a trio of dark green dialed dive watches. This is the Prospex 1968 Automatic Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation: SPB207 limited edition which comes in a 42.0 mm by 12.5 mm stainless steel and bracelet that feature a super-hard coating to resist scratches. Powered by Seiko’s higher-end automatic caliber 6R35 with a 70-hour power reserve, the watch is water-resistant to 200 meters and comes with an extra silicone diving strap. Limited edition of 6,000. $1,350
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