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19 Feb 2019 by Business Traveller India

BELL & ROSS: BR03-92 NIGHTLUM

Living up to the brand’s reputation of creating professional aviation timepieces, Bell & Ross’ BR03-92 focusses on optimum functionality. Loosely mirroring the silhouette of a plane cockpit clock, the watch features a modernist “circle in square” dial complemented by a simple and uncluttered display. This timepiece features a black matte case contrasted by Super Lumi-Nova C3 tinted ultra- phosphorescent green hands. It promises a water resistance up to 10 bar and has a mechanical automatic movement. With maximum readability being the goal, less is definitely more in this watch. bellross.com

BREITLING: THE BREITLING NAVITIMER1 B01 CHRONOGRAPH 46

Preserving the mantle of its predecessors, the Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 46 displays the defining features of Breitling’s Navitimer line. Since the early days of inception, the brand, known for its association to the aviation sector, has exemplified sophistication and style and continues to do the same with its new Navitimer model. Encompassed in a stunning 18K red gold case, this timepiece is available in two designs; one with an anthracite dial and a black alligator leather strap and another one with a silver dial coupled with a brown leather strap. The watch possesses a power reserve of 70 hours.  It includes Super Lumi-Nova coated hands and a bidirectional rotating bezel. It also features a chronometer with a glareproof sapphire caseback. breitling.com

FAVRE-LEUBA: SKY CHIEF CHRONOGRAPH

The Sky Chief Chronograph of Favre-Leuba’s ‘Chief’ line is the perfect blend of innovation and tradition. Inspired by its forefathers such as the 1962 Bivouac and the Bathy of 1968, both of which marked technical brilliance, this model is a treat for those who seek aesthetic and functional excellence. With clear expressive lines and an uncluttered dial it retains many of the defining features of a quintessential Favre-Leuba design. The watch includes a chronograph with a 30 second counter and a date display. It comprises a stainless steel case and anthracite dials with luminous index marks. Moreover, it can resist water up to 10 bar. favre-leuba.com

IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN: BIG PILOT’S WATCH ANNUAL CALENDAR EDITION “150 YEARS”

This limited edition Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar is one of the three new models that IWC has introduced in celebration of its 150th anniversary. Exclusive to only 150 pieces, this timepiece displays an American-formatted annual calendar which displays the month, date and day. It features a stainless steel case and a see-through sapphire glass back with a black alligator strap and blue luminescent dials. The watch runs on the Pellaton automatic winding system of the IWC-manufactured 52850 calibre that generates a 7 day power reserve. Its water resistance is up to 6 bar. icw.com

LONGINES: LINDBERGH HOUR ANGLE WATCH 90TH ANNIVERSERY

In 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh embarked on a first-of-its-kind, non-stop transatlantic flight and redefined the possible. In commemoration of the 90th anniversary of Lindbergh’s prodigious feat, Longines has re-introduced its Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch. In collaboration with the aviator himself, the watch was designed for precise reading of the longitude during long-distance flights. The rendition of this classic timepiece comes in a limited edition of 90 watches. With an enlarged dial for easy reading and operation and a rotating bezel made of PVD steel, this watch is crafted for the modern pilot. The watch has a 180° scale for precise calculation of the longitude. Encompassed in a titanium case, and adorned with brown leather straps the watch has a vintage flavour to it. longines.com

OFFICINE PANERAI: L’ASTRONOMO- LUMINOR 1950 TOURBILLON MOON PHASES EQUATION OF TIME GMT TITANIO

Going beyond the realm of aviation, the Panerai’s L’Astronomo-Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phase Equation of Time Titanio is a tribute to Galileo Galilei’s work on lunar astronomy. With this model, the brand provides watch connoisseurs with the opportunity to personalise their watches.  For instance, they can select the material of the case or the colour of the hands (and that of the Super Lumi-Nova that will be applied on the indicators). This timepiece is water resistant up to 10 bar. With a power reserve up to 96 hours, the watch functions on an impressive hand-wound mechanical movement. The timepiece also has a distinctive moon phases indicator at the back. panerai.com

ROLEX: OYSTER PERPETUAL SKY DWELLER

Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Sky Dweller is available in yellow and white Rolesor-which combines 904L steel and 18K yellow or white gold, the Sky Dweller includes a month and date display. It has an oyster case that is guaranteed waterproof up to depths of 100m. This timepiece features a fluted bidirectional bezel along with a sapphire crystal. It also has a Cyclops lens covering the month display. The watch operates on a bidirectional self winding system that runs a perpetual motor. Furthermore, it boasts a power reserve of 72 hours. rolex.com

ZENITH: PILOT TYPE 20 EXTRA SPECIAL CHRONOGRAPH

Inspired by the spirit of the pioneers in the field of aviation, Zenith’s Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Chronograph strikes the delicate balance between novelty and timelessness. With its striking bronze case, blue nubuck straps, a new matt blue dial, this watch serves as a frontrunner in the brand’s line of airborne conquerors. The aviator watch claims a power reserve of minimum 50 hours along with a water resistance of 10 bar. The highlight include its centrally positioned chronograph with a 30 minute counter at 3 o’clock. It also flaunts a domed sapphire crystal in addition to gold plated minute and hour hands. zenith-watches.com

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