Franck Muller’s eccentric Crazy Hours watches have the most impact when dressed in bright, bold colours, but its new Cintree Curvex Crazy Hours Pastels Asia Exclusive series proves that a gentler touch can be just as memorable. Exclusive to Asia Pacific, these women’s models come in purple, beige, pale blue and orange, in either rose gold or steel. Either way, the case is set with 66 brilliant-cut diamonds, and the hand-painted numerals sit on a sunburst guilloche dial that has been coated with 20 layers of lacquer for added shine. It is powered by the automatic Crazy Hours Calibre FM2001, which comes with a 42-hour power reserve.
Left is right
If IWC’s claim that over 40 percent of pilots are left-handed is to be believed, it’s a little surprising that the brand has only just released its first- ever left-handed Big Pilot. But this at least means IWC had plenty of time to get the design and proportions of the Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Right- Hander” just right. The 46.2mm stainless steel watch features a slate grey dial, thick and legible hour markers and hands, and black subdials and date window. The defining crown is now placed on the left side of the case. It is limited to 250 pieces, and will be exclusive to Australia and France until the end of the month. For right-handed fans, the closest substitute will be the Big Pilot Patrouille Suisse Limited Edition.
Perhaps realising that consumers have been inundated with vintage-style offerings this year, Montblanc has decided to put forth a straightforward, modern chronograph for this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Moving away from last year’s “cappuccino” TimeWalker, the new TimeWalker Manufacture Chronograph Limited Edition 1500 is a racing watch in its purest form: A distressed and satin-finished stainless steel case, a black and grey dial and a combination of anthracite grey and red hands, all driven by the calibre MB 25.10. Seeing as Montblanc is now in its third year as the festival’s official timekeeper, fans of the motoring-themed TimeWalker collection can look forward to more special editions in the future.