Cut For Time: Breitling’s Fashion Styling App, Elvis Presley, The Winter Olympics, And More!
Discover all the top news form the watch world. From the latest releases to partnerships old and new, this is certainly an industry that never sleeps.
Breitling’s Chronomat Joins Drest: Fashion Styling Game
Breitling becomes the first watch brand to join the DREST: Fashion Styling Game app, providing players with even more luxury accessories to play with as they navigate the world of high fashion.
DREST is a virtual fashion styling game where players take on the role of a fashion stylist. They can create mood boards with in-season fashion pieces from over 200 luxury brands, cast supermodels, and choose locations for their very own photoshoots. Daily challenges allow players to gain fashion experience and rise through the styling ranks from wardrobe intern to style icon.
Another cool feature of the app is that if players see a clothing item they love, they can try it on using DREST’s size-inclusive avatars and purchase directly from the app. And this is also true for Breitling’s women’s Chronomat collection. Players can choose the size (32mm or 36mm), the case material, different gem-settings, a range of colored lacquer dials, and purchase their dream watch directly from the app.
Eberhard & Co. and the 2021 Winter Marathon
Eberhard & Co. continues its role as Main Sponsor and Official Timekeeper of the 2021 Winter Marathon, a historic car rally through Italy’s Trentino-Alto Adige region that takes vintage sports cars around hairpin bends and over mountain passes. This year marked the 33rd edition of the event and saw 88 drivers (mainly from Italy due to the pandemic) take part in 65 different time trials.
Eberhard & Co. also competed in the race with two-times world rally champion, Miki Biasion (an ambassador for the brand) and his navigator/wife, Paola Ramella Paia. They competed together in a 1968 Alfa Romeo GT 1750 Veloce.
The winning team of Edoardo Bellini and Roberto Tiberti, driving a 1937 Fiat 508 C, were both awarded Eberhard & Co. chronographs from the brand’s Champion V collection. During the rally, Eberhard & Co. also held a knock-out challenge for the top 32 furnishers atop the ice of Madonna di Campiglio’s frozen lake. Winners Massimo Bisi and Claudio Cattivelli drove a 1963 Porsche 365 B Coupé and were awarded chronographs from the Tazio Nuvolari collection.
Hamilton’s Ventura Elvis80 Skeleton
Hamilton’s iconic three-sided Ventura watch has been delighting watch fans since its inception in 1957. It was the world’s first electric watch and featured a pulse of electricity shooting across the dial. And the timepiece remains as futuristic today as it was in 1957, even if the electric movement has been replaced with a more traditional automatic caliber.
This new Ventura Elvis80 Skeleton edition is named after the watch’s most famous fan – Elvis Presley – and features a skeletonized dial that reveals the movement with its Côtes de Genève decoration below, and the famous bolt of electricity across the dial.
The timepiece is available in two versions – the first comes in a black PVD-coated stainless steel with a red electric pulse, and the second comes in a rose gold PVD-coated stainless steel case with a matching rose gold electric pulse. Both come on a black rubber strap for a price of CHF 1,795.
Omega Introduces Its New Seamaster Diver 300M “Beijing 2022” Special Edition
With just one year until the Beijing Winter Olympics, Omega decided to start celebrations early with a new Seamaster Diver 300M “Beijing 2022” Special Edition. This 42mm timepiece features a stainless steel case with a titanium bezel ring and a 60-minute diving scale in positive relief.
The sun-brushed blue ceramic dial has been laser-engraved with the brand’s signature wave pattern. It also includes five special minute-markers at 2, 4, 8, 10, and 12 o’clock, as a tribute to the five colored rings of the iconic Olympics logo.
Turn the timepiece over, and a polished and brushed caseback also shows a stamped Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 emblem. The timepiece is powered by Omega’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber 8800 and comes in a special presentation box in celebration of the upcoming Winter Olympics.
Ulysse Nardin Skeleton X Sparkling
Ulysse Nardin unveils two new Skeleton X timepieces, both adorned with 80 diamonds on the bezel and 69 diamonds on the dial. The first comes in white titanium with a mother-of-pearl decoration on the barrel and a white alligator strap, while the second comes in black PVD and 4N pink gold with a black PVD brass barrel cover and a black alligator strap.
Both timepieces measure 42mm and are powered by Ulysse Nardin’s Caliber UN-371, a manual-winding skeleton manufacture movement that features an extra-wide, super-light silicon balance wheel with nickel flyweights and stabilizing micro-blades. Moreover, the movement’s decoration is such that it becomes an integral design element of both models.
The brand’s signature “X” is created on the dial using four of the hour markers and framed by a rectangle, which, in turn, is framed in the circle of the round diamond-set bezel. The white titanium version is priced at $29,900, and the black and rose gold version is $39,900.