LMVH Watch Week

The first big brand fair of the year kicked off in the second week of January in Singapore – LVMH Watch Week 2023 where Bulgari,…

The first big brand fair of the year kicked off in the second week of January in Singapore – LVMH Watch Week 2023 where Bulgari, Tag Heuer, Hublot and Zenith joined forces to present some of their latest creations to the world.

The show took place over several days with all brands hosting a series of in-person events as well as digital presentations.

Here are some of the exciting new releases from these companies.

Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic in new yellow SAXEM.

The fluorescent yellow translucent case of this watch might seem simple but it was, in fact, very complex to achieve. The yellow shade seems to glow from the inside and Hublot reached for space technology and the alloy SAXEM to achieve that.

SAXEM stands for “Sapphire Aluminium oXide and rare Earth Minerals” and was developed in the field of satellite technology. It is an alloy of aluminium oxide (the basic component of sapphire) and a blend of minerals thulium, holmium and chromium. The result is an ultra-resistant material will a brilliance greater than that of sapphire.

Hublot Big Bang Unico SORAI

Hublot has been supporting SORAI (Save Our Rhinos Africa India) since 2019. The organisation’s work helps keep rhinos threatened with extinction safe from poachers. With this limited edition watch, part of the proceeds will be donated to SORAI.

Hublot Big Bang Integrated Rainbow

These two models are fully paved in precious stones from the case to the bezel to the bracelet. The stones include ruby, amethyst, blue topaz, tsavorite, as well as a whole spectrum of sapphires. There are 174 gemstones in the Big Bang Integrated with 768 gemstones in the bracelet.

Hublot Classic Fusion

This iconic piece shook watch conventions in 1980 with its simple rubber strap – unthinkable in the world of fine watchmaking at the time.

Now the piece has been re-imagined in yellow gold, titanium and ceramic. The case is available in 42, 38 and 33mm. 

Bulgari Serpenti Infinity

Bulgari has a dazzling new snake. Diamonds extend from the bracelet to the head of the piece. The dial is lit up a by snow setting, a gem-set bezel and eight diamonds on the curve of the case.

Bulgari Serpenti Seduttori

A traditional piece from Bulgari this year is the Serpenti Seduttori. Two models are available, both with black lacquered faces. One model is crafted in steel with the other model in rose gold.

TAG Heuer Connected E4 Smartwatch

Tag Heuer announced new models of its Connected E4 Smartwatch, including the much anticipated sized-down version of the black titanium model. The 45mm quickly became the most successful style in Tag’s Connected collection after its release a few years ago, but the 42mm model will be available from February 2023.

Other releases in this connection included a new Sports model and a version specifically for golfers.

Tag Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph Titanium

This release follows the success of the Aquaracer Solargraph at Watches and Wonders 2022. This model, in titanium, is again powered by Tag’s groundbreaking TH50-00 solar movement.

The Solargraph movement is recharged by sunlight or artificial light. A two-minute exposure to direct sunlight is sufficient to power the watch for a full day. Once fully charged, the watch can run for up to six months with no further light exposure. If it runs down, the movement needs only ten seconds in any light source to restart.

Zenith DEFY Skyline 36mm

The DEFY Skyline represents one of Zenith’s traditional releases for the year. This mid-size watch has a 36mm dial and a modern, unisex appeal. 

The watch comes in three dial colours – deep blue, pastel pink and green. It also has a quick strap-change mechanism on the case back which allows for easy swapping between bracelets and straps.

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