Omega Speedmaster 321 Steel
The first timepiece in this list has to be one that makes a statement and adds a tad bit of frisson in your life. The brand new 321 Calibre watch was announced this year itself and is currently in production. The Calibre 321 is special because it is the same 3rd generation Speedmaster design that was used is NASA’s first space walk back in 1965. The 39.5 mm wide watch utilizes a bezel ring made out of black ceramic (zirconium oxide), it has a techymeter available in white enamel, and a black step dial. The dial can be seen having Moonwatch hands and the classic old-school Omega logo right at the 12 o’clock position.
The Calibre 321 itself is a popular mechanism that is highly sought after among watch enthusiasts all around the world. Due to its extremely high demand in the luxury watch markets, Omega decided to re-launch it after over 50 years of its original production run. After rigorous research and development and a meticulous reconstruction, the Calibre 321 is bound to be back on the shelves. The manually-wound (yes! Manually wound) mechanism will offer about 55 hours on the power reserve front.
Octo Finissimo Automatic In Satin-Polished Steel With Black Dial
The new Bvlgari Octo Finissimo breaks convention as a state of the art steel sports watch. the multi-finish case, the 100 meters of water resistance, and of course, the stunning black dial, all come together in perfect harmony to create a marvel of modern luxury watchmaking.
Bvlgari offering the Octo Finissimo Automatic watch in a Satin-Polished Steel case is much more than just an aesthetic improvement. The Bvlgari ultra-thin flagship timepiece is also the first watch in the Octo Finissimo series that offers a 100-meter water-resistance. The addition of a first ever screw-down crown in the watch did the trick.
The case of the new Octo Finissimo timepiece remains the same in terms of case width at 40 mm. However, there is a slight increase in terms of thickness. The difference is about a single millimeter, from the earlier 5.15 mm to about 6.4 mm in the newly introduced Stainless Steel reference.
The watch utilizes the BVL 138 mechanism. It is the same ultra-thin movement that is found in all other iterations of the Octo Finissimo timepiece. For those who are unaware, the movement became a record holder when it debuted in 2017. The BVL 138 movement has remarkable dimensions with a thickness of just 2.2 mm and a width of 36.6 mm. the bi-directionally wound movement offers a power reserve of up to 60 hours.
Zenith Chronomaster El Primero Revival ‘Shadow’
The Zenith ‘El Primero’ is a cult timepiece that was essentially a prototype chronograph created back in the 1970s. the immensely popular watch has been finally re-created by watchmaker Zenith and has been named Revival ‘Shadow’. The name has a ring to it, if you ask me.
The completely blacked-out micro-blasted titanium case, the black and grey dial colour theme, and subtle monochromatic aesthetic, all contribute into making people believe that this is a modern-day creation when in fact, it is not. In reality, the timepiece is a modern-day reinterpretation of a much lesser-known Zenith prototype watch from the 1970s.
The original watch (A384) was made in stainless steel with black PVD while the new 2020 rendition is made of titanium. It shares the same 37 mm case size though. The case adopts the design of the A384. The movement used inside is the El Primero, an automatic mechanism ticking at a frequency of 5 Hertz.