Watchmakers celebrate their brand’s heritage with the reintroduction of timepieces inspired by its original designs.
Ardent fans of Audemars Piguet would be thoroughly familiar with the Royal Oak line. Noted for being the emblem of the Audemars Piguet manufacture, which also brought about the remarkable range of sport watches in 1972, it is popularised thanks to the ingenious design created by Swiss watch designer Gerald Genta.
Today, the brand reintroduces its original Royal Oak by featuring a new ‘grande tapisserie’ guilloche dial with 10 elegant hour-markers and a refined date aperture. The Royal Oak Extra Thin runs on its predecessor’s calibre, the 2121 – a limited series, extra-flat 12.5 lines calibre that measures 3.05mm in height and 28mm in diameter. Although the brand retains its hallmark case with eight visible white-gold screws that help hold together the bezel, the back and the middle, it also presents the new model in 18-carat yellow gold besides the previous steel version.
More than half a century ago, Omega created the De Ville Tresor, characterised by its thin, classical gold case with a 30mm Omega movement. At present, the brand renews the De Ville Tresor by upgrading its interiors with one of the brand’s most advanced Co-Axial movements – the Omega Master Co-Axial calibre 8511.
This new incarnation sees a silvery opaline dial decorated with a vintage Clous de Paris structure, domed 18K gold indexes and a new date window. Keeping to the watch’s original design, its domed minute and seconds hands are crafted from the same metallic material as its case. Matched with a classic black or brown leather strap with a polished gold buckle, the timepiece is engraved with “Si14”, “Anti-magnetic” and “>15’000 Gauss” on its case back. Ready to stand as its own legend, the timepiece is now available in polished 18K Omega Sedna gold, 18K yellow or white gold.
First launched in 2007, the Calvin Klein Bold has already impressed many with its sleek, modern simplicity. It continues to do so when the reintroduction of a classic unisex timepiece that comes a clean, elegant dial (in black, silver, dark blue or light blue) that features Super-LumiNova hour and minute hands that would subtly illuminate under low-light conditions. Select between two chronograph options – one paired with black leather strap and the other with a polished and brushed stainless steel bracelet.
In 1965, the Sturmanskie Chronograph was selected by Russian cosmonaut, Aleksei Leonov, as he performed the first spacewalk. To commemorate such a historical moment in space travel history, Sturmanskie re-issued the series and named it the Sturmanskie Space Pioneers Chronograph. There are a few changes made to this contemporary version – the watch is now 42mm across instead of its original 40mm, and it is now powered by a Seiko quartz movement unlike its previously manual winding movement. The Sturmanskie Space Pioneers Chronograph also comes with a date function, which Leonov did not get to enjoy during his spacewalking days.
In the constant pursuit of innovation, Titoni comes up the Wallstreet Ref. 83727 S-ST-315, a refined version of the Wallstreet collection in stylish black. It sports an elegantly designed bezel that is extended to an elaborate octagon, underlining the timepiece’s masculinity. The new model also has a slightly larger face, complemented by slender Roman numeral indexes arranged in an oval pattern. Paired with a black leather strap of a five-link bracelet, this Wallstreet timepiece makes for an ideal dress watch for day and night.