Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback, with Grey Ceramic Case, Ceramic Bezel

Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback watch front back - Perpetuelle

Late last year, Blancpain President & CEO Marc A. Hayek, unveiled the as part of Blancpain’s initiative to support oceanic environmental causes, with 1’000 Euros donated to the Ocean Committment fund on each sale.  First watch in the series, the Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback, is seen here in all its beauty.  So far as chronographs go, this is among the best you can get, both in terms of looks and mechanics.  A brushed grey ceramic case with blue ceramic bezel insert.  Niiiice.  Not only that, but it has Blancpain’s new (2014) high frequency Caliber F385, a very impressive integrated chronograph caliber which I’ve lauded from the day it was announced.

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Introducing the Glashütte Original Senator Cosmopolite with 37 World Time Zones

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Glashütte Originals have always bore a strong resemblance to one another, making it—at times—tough to distinguish between models. A conspicuous design formula is partially to blame for this, but consider that an established brand identity is often the key to success, because it enables consumers to easily identify with a product and recognize it as none other than a Glashütte Original.

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Introducing the Hublot Big Bang Unico Italia Independent, with aluminium-coated carbon fiber

Hublot Big Bang Unico Italia Independent blue carbon fiber detail - Perpetuelle

Not a sexy name, but the look?  Well, maybe.  This collaboration with fashionable Italian eyewear/sunglasses brand has resulted in a case featuring a brand new material, Texalium® , whose design is exclusive to the Swiss watchmaking brand.  Texalium is unique in that it is aluminium-coated carbon fiber; the great advantage of this is that it can be designed in different colours and has a remarkable brilliance, with all the lightness of carbon fiber.   By now well accustomed to carbon fiber cases, you can see that Hublot has gone a step further to achieve a rather vivid color variation.  Actually, two colors are unveiled — blue and grey.  Each with Hublot’s in-house UNICO chronograph caliber.  A 500-piece limited edition of each of these two versions will be produced; each watch comes in a customised Italia Independent display case, complete with a pair of Italia Independent sunglasses, also made from Texalium.  And that studded denim strap?  Just a little something extra special for you Hublotistas.

Hublot Big Bang Unico Italia Independent blue carbon fiber - Perpetuelle

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