As the Lunar New Year draws near, a time for celebrating family and tradition, Swiss Watch Gallery highlights a selection of timepieces that truly illustrate the beauty of staying true to one’s heritage while embracing the future.
Given just three words to define a watch, they would undoubtedly be “case, movement, dial”. If would be difficult, if not impossible, to miss out any one of these elements. However, true innovation lies in questioning certainties and exploring brand new paths. This is exactly what Bell & Ross did when designing its new BR‑X2, where the case and movement form a single element.
The Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is the brand’s first watch to combine the hour and minute counters with the moon phase in a single subdial. Achieving this called for a development of the IWC-manufactured 89630 calibre. A silver-plated or gold-plated disc depicts the full moon in all its glory. At the same time, the rounded, dark blue section of the disc – representing the earth’s shadow – rotates to show the waxing or waning moon.
Bell & Ross has a passion for the military world and its codes. Since its inception, the watch company has considered those who serve in the military to be heroes. The brand shares the values of performance and excellence with these men and women and has enlisted their expertise to develop timepieces with optimal functionality.
Bell & Ross —the official partner of the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team since their return to Formula One last year, as a constructor— unveils its newest timepiece: the BR126 Renault Sport 40th Anniversary.
Luxury watch retailer Swiss Watch Gallery recently launched the reopening of its revamped Rolex Boutique at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. The celebration was made even more special as it marked the 10th year of the partnership between Swiss Watch Gallery and the prestigious Swiss watchmaker Rolex.
Since its foundation in 1994, Bell & Ross has helped fighter pilots keep time. Over the years, the brand
has become a leading benchmark in the world of aviation. In February 2016, in its permanent quest
for new universes to explore, Bell & Ross made its first foray into the racetracks by joining the highly
exclusive world of Formula 1 and becoming the official watch partner of the Renault Sport Formula One
Team. The prestigious world of motor sport shares many similarities with aviation, Bell & Ross’ first
love. In both fields, engineers seek extreme performance, speed and mechanical accuracy.
The Swiss watchmaker has made the symbolic choice of the first F1 Grand Prix of the 2017 season in Melbourne, Australia, to unveil its new exclusive chronograph in partnership with the team: the classy Red Bull Racing Formula One Team Carrera Heuer-01.
Swiss Watch Gallery and Rolex announced the inauguration of the first in-airport Rolex Boutique in Australia. Located within the new Luxe Promenade retail precinct, airside at Sydney International Airport Terminal 1, the new store measures a generous 130 square metres and features a striking double-height 8 metre façade.
With a striking face that reflects the colour of the ocean, the Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition epitomises the phrase “beauty with substance”. Not only is it a high-performance diver’s watch – water resistant up to 500m – but it will also play a significant role in the conservation of the hammerhead shark.
When IWC decided to refresh its Da Vinci family of watches a decade ago, it introduced a unique tonneau-shaped case that harked back to the hexagonal case that defined Da Vinci watches in the 1970s. It garnered a cult following for its distinctive silhouette and the innovations IWC would introduce in the family.
The saying, “bigger is better”, might now always hold true, but in the case of Tudor’s new Heritage Black Bay timepiece, it certainly does. Previously clocking in at 36mm in diameter, the emblematic model is now presented in a 41mm case, which is a good 5mm larger than its predecessor.