Omega Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award 50th Anniversary
The Omega Speedmaster is a pretty popular name as it is. When you add the words Snoopy Silver Award ‘50th Anniversary’, things will tend to spice up inevitably. This watch had to make the list as it is not only historically significant but it also represents a major milestone in human history. No, this is not a reference to the 1969 Apollo 11 mission that led to humans landing on the moon.
This is a reference to the incident that took place in 1970, something that has only solidified Omega’s relationship with NASA. The incident took not only saved the mission but also the lives of all the crew members. The Omega Speedmaster, the official timepiece of the mission played a crucial role. Check out the full story here.
The handsome blue-and-white special-edition aesthetic theme combined with the heritage of the Speedmaster does the trick. Oh, and do not forget the engraving on the case back.
Citizen Promaster Sky 30th Anniversary
Let’s go ahead and put the least expected watch on the list right after the most anticipated watch on the list. A bold yet necessary decision, I must say. In reality nobody expected the watch to be such a hit in the markets. In the end, it is the people thet decided the outcome and they seem to have decided. The Citizen Promaster Sky 30th Anniversary watch is the latest in the Japanese watchmaker’s Promaster line of timepieces.
The professional grade pilot’s watch is a stark reminder to not take Japanese watch brands lightly. The Promaster collection has recently been revamped and the Promaster sky 30th anniversary is here to prove that. Despite being a fairly popular among young watch enthusiasts, it is also highly affordable, something that definitely adds to its appeal.
IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Moon and Tide
IWC does this neat trick where it chooses one of its collections and introduces new timepieces in it. While 2019 was more or less about the Big Pilot’s series, 2020 is about the Portugieser collection. The IWC Portugieser is not only a flagship for the Swiss watchmaker, but it is also the pride of the Swiss watch industry.
The focus is on the much talked about and uber-luxurious Yacht Club sub-series of the Portugieser line-up. This turned out to be a great decision. Only a few watches in the markets offer what this one does. The Swiss watchmaker’s new Portugieser Yacht Club Moon and Tide, also happens to be the first watch to offer a unique mechanical tide indicator. Sounds exciting, right? The 44.5 mm rose gold timepiece also displays a moon phase, along with a spring and neap tide indicator and an in-house manufactured Calibre 82835.
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbograph Perpetual Honeygold
A. Lange & Söhne is a popular watch brand and needless to say, it has reached this far because of its spectacular watches. One such launch this year is the all-new 1815 Tourbograph Perpetual Honeygold.
The watchmaker has introduced some exciting limited editions this year and this is one of them. This intriguingly complicated watch brings a lot to of features to the table. After all what can you expect from a German horology powerhouse such as A. Lange & Söhne? The watch was actually released in 2017 but this is the first time it has been introduced in the popular Honeygold alloy. Not only the case but the dial is also made up of the proprietary material. The dial, in fact, is so complicated that it needs five separate pieces to be complete.
The timepiece is home to five different complications, namely, a chronograph, a fusée-and-chain transmission with a tourbillon, a rattrapante function, and last but not least, a perpetual calendar. No wonder it is so popular.
Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Tourbillon Slate Edition
Micro-rotors have always been a subject of attraction for watch enthusiasts and the all-new Toric Tourbillon Slate Edition from Parmigiani Fleurier proves that once again. The timepiece that was launched at the 2020 Watches & wonders digital event, caused quite a buzz in the luxury watch market. In fact, it was one of the prime attractions in the event.
The watch happens to be the first watch from the Toric series to have a tourbillon movement in it. The timepiece flaunts a wonderful combination of fine polishing as well as luxurious texture. If that’s not something that you are into, features such as the openworked tourbillon, slate-colored guilloché dial, and a platinum micro-rotor might do the job.