This post features a few noteworthy recent releases.
ARNOLD & SON
Time Pyramid Tourbillon – The A&S 8615 movement is built on three levels with the tourbillon, which carries subsidiary seconds, and the two power-reserve indicators superposed by the sapphire crystal hour dial, itself crowned with a ring to indicate the minutes.
Royal Oak Self-Winding Chronograph – In order to adapt the Royal Oak's octagonal forms to the new 38mm case, watchmakers have rethought the Grande Tapisserie-patterned dial. A rhodium treatment ensures that the three chronograph counters and small seconds stand out against the anthracite dial.
Fifty Fathoms Barakuda – Back in the 1960s, the brand supplied the German Navy with Fifty Fathoms watches via Barakuda, a manufacturer and distributor of diving equipment. Now the watchmaker is reviving a civilian equivalent of its legendary dive watch as a limited edition with a distinctly vintage air.
Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition – Nearly identical to the original 1959 watch, this model also features a few concessions to modernity in the increased water-resistance (now 30 metres), Super-LumiNova® on the dial and Breitling's new B09 calibre; a manual-winding movement inspired by the renowned B01.
Autavia Isograph – Autavia is back in seven cockpit-inspired iterations including this one in bronze complete with a smoky-effect green dial and a black ceramic bezel. Only the word Isograph on the dial reveals the presence of the brand's carbon-composite balance spring, part of the chronometer-certified Calibre 5.