GIFT OF TIME
The OMEGA Speedmaster ’57 is emblematic of the original Speedmaster design, which was released in 1957 for racing car drivers and engineers on the track. As a tribute, today’s Speedmaster ’57 collection of eight new watches has been delivered with a slim style, colourful dial choices, a vintage bracelet, and an outstanding Co-Axial Master Chronometer 9906 movement – reaching the pinnacle of precision, magnetic-resistance, and performance. Shown is the stainless steel model with a PVD blue dial ($8,600). Available from Richter & Phillips Jewelers in Cincinnati, Moyer Fine Jewelers in Indianapolis and a omegawatches.com.
For the design-obsessed, a Kross Studio and Alain Silberstein collector set makes the gift of a lifetime. The famed designer approached the Swiss design firm to help bring his high horological vision to life: a lotus-inspired titanium timepiece that captures the essence of the sacred Asian flower, delivered in a unique and functional totemic art object. Only eighteen Lotus timepiece collector sets will ever be made. A seemingly delicate titanium lotus flower floats atop the tourbillon cage and central regulator of the famous Kross Studio KS 7'000 caliber. Silberstein's signature bold graphic style is artfully employed throughout the timepiece, heightened by Kross Studio's ingenious technical flourishes such as the peripheral hour and minute display and a clever and intuitive D-ring winder on the case back (price upon request; kross-studio.com).
Limited to 28 pieces, the new Luna Magna platinum timepiece from Arnold & Sons boasts a spherical astronomical moon is adorned with a sand-colored, PVD-treated meteorite dial surrounded by a platinum case. The past of the moon in shadow is also made from meteorite. A Super-LumiNove coating on the moon hemisphere and opal sundial lend a distinctive glow at night (arnoldandson.com).
The 43mm Sonomaster Chronograph Modern from RESERVOIR takes its inspiration from measuring instruments widely used in the world of sound or Hi-Fi. The two retrograde hands reproduce the hands of power measurements or VU meters from analogue stereo amplifiers. The timepiece is powered by a new RSV-Bi120 watchmaking caliber : a bi-retrograde manufacture chronograph movement with automatic mechanical winding and a column wheel ($6,750; reservoir-watch.com).
The BR 05 Copper Brown from Bell & Ross is adorned with a golden-brown dial, enriched by a sunburst finishing ($5,100). Available through Diamond Cellar in Columbus, Moyer Fine Jewelers in Indianapolis, King Jewelers in Nashville, and bellross.com.
Released in March, this colorful version of Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 Rolex is cast from 18 ct white gold – a first for the model – and features a rotatable bezel set with trapeze-cut diamonds, and pink, purples and blue sapphires. The case shines with 46 brilliant-cut diamonds from the lugs to the crown guard. Available in Cincinnati through The Richter & Phillips Company, in Columbus and Nashville at The Diamond Cellar, in Indianapolis at Reis-Nichols Jewelers, in Louisville through Davis Jewelers, and at Simons Jewelers in St. Louis.