Check out these new stylish launches that are sure to make it to your must-buy list. By Satyaki Sarkar
Embodying the timeless class and charm that Omega is known for, the Globemaster Annual Calendar watch is a beautiful fusion of modern functionality and timeless appeal, with its design taking cues from vintage watchmaking. Coming in two versions, a brushed stainless steel one with a silver face and deep blue accents, and a rose gold one with a dark gray face. The grooved bezel on the watch adds a level of finesse and elegance that is rare in modern watches. While both versions feature a 41mm case and beautifully textured leather straps, the most unique feature of the watch is that at just a glance you can know the exact second, minute, hour, day, and month you’re in, at that moment. Each month is indicated in cursive along the outer edge, and a fourth hand points to relevant month, while a window slit above the six o’ clock hour mark ensures you can always see the date.
Price: Rs 5,87,898 (approx)
The new Cosmograph Daytona from Rolex comes in 904L Steel, with a monobloc Cerachrom bezel made of black ceramic, which gives the watch a beautifully classy look, reminiscent of the 1965 model which was fitted with a black Plexiglas bezel insert. One of the world’s most iconic chronographs, the bezel, engraved with a tachymetric scale can measure average speeds of up to 400 miles per hour. In addition to that, the bezel, made out of high-tech ceramic, is corrosion resistant, scratchproof, and UV resistant, making it a watch that stands the test of time. The Oyster case also makes the watch waterproof up to 100 metres, and also comes equipped with calibre 4130, a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement that offers a power reserve of approximately 72 hours.
Price: Rs 7,83,700(approx)
This is a limited edition watch, only 500 pieces of this exquisitely crafted masterpiece have been made. The watch pays homage to Rado’s dedication to comfort, uncompromising quality, and class. The skeletal watch comes either in matt black or polished white high-tech ceramic, with the stylized cut-outs on its dial giving it a unique charm and letting the wearer have a glimpse of the fascinating mechanics inside. The thin mother-of-pearl layer that floats over it is like a veil painted in the magic of the Aurora Borealis, changing colours depending on the angle of view. Housed in Rado’s signature monobloc case, the Rado True Open Heart feels as light and unnoticeable as Rado’s other watches crafted from high tech ceramic. The watch also adapts to the body temperature of the person wearing it, and therefore never feels too cold or too warm against the skin, making it an extension of its wearer, rather than an accessory to be worn.
Price: Rs 1,42,539 (approx)
The Vapor is the first touchscreen smartwatch to be launched by American consumer electronics company Misfit, which is owned by Fossil. Staying true to its name, the Vapor seems to be making a brave attempt in a market where smartwatches have not been doing that great in recent months. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, the hi-tech watch has 4 GB of internal storage, and a 1.4-inch AMOLED touch-based display, with a number of built-in watch faces to choose from. The UI consists of a unique feature called the touch bezel, which is a kind of touch wheel that lets the wearer interact with and control various elements of the watch. Like others, the Misfit Vapor can be paired with the wearer’s smartphone, or can function all by itself when connected to Wi-Fi. The Vapor also boasts of a built-in GPS, heart rate sensor, accelerometer, altimeter, and a gyroscope, apart from being completely waterproof and accompanied by several interchangeable straps to suit your fancy.
Price: Rs 1,36,030 (approx)
5. Tommy Hilfiger TH24/7
The lovechild of Tommy Hilfiger’s recent collaboration with HP, the TH24/7 is the perfect amalgamation of digital with analog, making it a fashion icon, instead of simply an accessory. Coming in black or navy dial colour options, the hybrid smartwatch has dark brown or black leather straps, giving it the old school classy look. The digital display is hidden when inactive, and only pops up when the situation calls for it, accompanied by subtle vibrations. Additionally, the TH24/7 app lets you completely customise the type of notifications you receive, who you receive them from, and when and how you are notified. With an impressive battery life of up to five days, the Bluetooth feature keeps it synched with your smartphone, and the Airplane and Silence Watch feature lets you control when and how you wish to stay connected. The watch also helps with your fitness goals, letting you track your steps on the smart watch display, as well as set daily step goals and review your progress.
Price: Rs 2,14,570 (approx)