01: Parmigiani Kalpa Hebdomadaire
There aren’t many watchmakers who have tonneau-shaped in-house movements, so Parmigiani is proud to be one of them. First introduced in 1998, the Kalpa family welcomes an elegant new model this year, the Kalpa Hebdomadaire, in 18k rose gold with a generous eight-day power reserve.
02: IWC Tribute to Pallweber Edition “150 Years”
To celebrate its 150th anniversary, IWC is launching 28 new models characterised by white or blue lacquered dials across all its pillar collections. The face of the new range may not be familiar to all though, as the Tribute to Pallweber Edition “150 Years” is a wristwatch tribute to the digital display Pallweber pocket watches IWC made in 1885.
03: Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Planetarium
The miniature solar system that is Van Cleef & Arpels’ Midnight Planetarium is now available in a ladies’ model. Its smaller case size of 38mm means there are fewer planets (three, instead of six) but compensates visually with a diamond-set case and oscillating weight. The pink mother-of-pearl orb represents Mercury, the green enamel is Venus and turquoise is for Earth. The lone diamond on the aventurine dial depicts the moon.
04: Girard-Perregaux Minute Repeater Tri-Axial Tourbillon
We’re glad to see Girard-Perregaux return to making ultra-complicated chiming watches. Though not from the Opera series, the Minute Repeater Tri-Axial Tourbillon packs some serious sound. The main plate has been combined with the titanium case to ensure more efficient sound transmission. But don’t let the bells distract you from the equally impressive multi-axis tourbillon at the bottom of the dial.