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May 2021

Dark desires

Glittery, matte, satin-finished, velvet-smooth... Black and its multiple facets obsess in a play of materials and textures, from dial to case, in a total look or graphic touches..


Breitling. Casual chic

First launched in 1957, the Superocean Héritage treated itself to a slight makeover for its 60th anniversary. Since then, the range has been continuously enriched with new models. Including the Superocean Héritage II B20 automatic with black dial and 44 mm stainless steel case on a black Aero Classic rubber strap.


Hublot. Arty

The Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami All Black takes up one of the Japanese artist’s iconic themes, the smiling flower. Reprising the common All Black! code, lit up with black diamonds set on its petals and pistil.

Made for adventure

The new Sky-Dweller, a watch for experienced travellers, is a concentrate of technology. Its Ring Command system allows the wearer to select functions — two time zones and an innovative annual calendar named Saros — and set them simply, quickly, and securely.


Chopard. Vent d’Est

East Wind. The L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit by Shi Chen, is steeped in the aesthetic codes of Chinese culture. The first L.U.C timepiece to display the traditional Chinese timekeeping system. This 88-piece limited edition in rose gold features the animals of the zodiac on an Urushi lacquer disc along with the symbol of prosperity and its god Lu Xing.



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