Top 5 Watch Releases for 2012 for Men & Women

Dec 04, 2012

It’s been an exciting year in watchmaking and we’re proud to announce that our annual Watch Fair will be taking place this Thursday to Saturday in Nashville. We’ll have all of the latest designs from our luxury watch brands so come check it out! Since we’re gearing up for the Watch Fair, we managed to pare down this year’s watch releases to our Top 5 favorites below.

1) IWC Top Gun Pilot’s Doppel Chronograph Watch ref. 3880

Every year IWC takes the time to revamp one of its watch collections for the Swiss Watch fairs and this year is the year of the Pilot. The “Top Gun” refers to the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School, so what insignia could be more perfect for this Pilot watch?

This watch has the classic aviator functions like a chronograph flyback function and an in-house movement protected by a soft-iron inner case from magnetic fields. The dial design is reminiscent of a flight cockpit and an altimeter. Although this IWC Pilot watch is rooted in tradition, the look is thoroughly contemporary with a titanium case coated with ceramic.

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2) Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Watch

It’s not often that a ladies watch comes by and takes your breath away, but this newest collection from Jaeger-LeCoultre has done it. The Rendez-Vous watches are the perfect combination of timeless beauty and a highly original look. These ladies watches have a slight Art Deco Flair in their design and have diamond bezel, mother of pearl dial, Arabic numerals, a day/night indicator in the 6 o’clock position, and a sapphire case-back to show off that in-house movement. Diane Kruger, the brand ambassador for Jaeger-LeCoultre, served as the inspiration for this sophisticated watch line.

3) Cartier Tank Anglaise Steel & Gold Midsize Watch ref. W5310007

Cartier also decided to pay tribute this year to one of its most popular watch collections, the Tank series. The design and the name of the Tank watches is said to have come from the tire treads of military tanks in WWI and subsequent members of this watch family have been named after France (Francaise) and America (Americaine). This year Cartier released the Tank Anglaise and this mid-size gold and steel version is clean-cut. The lines of the bracelet flow seamlessly together into the rectangular case and it features the best of both worlds, steel and 18 karat rose gold. The case holds an automatic Cartier mechanical movement.

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4) Breitling Transocean Unitime Chronograph Watch

This watch has been getting a lot of press lately due to the fact that it was recently spotted on the wrist of David Beckham, Breitling’s newest brand ambassador. Aside from that, this is a pretty fantastic looking watch. The Unitime houses a brand new in-house “universal time” chronograph movement that allows the watch to keep track of time in all 24 time zones seamlessly, as well as the date and all chronograph functions. The Breitling Transocean Unitime Chronograph makes the perfect jet-setting companion for any traveler.

5) TAG Heuer Carrera Jack Heuer 80th Birthday Limited Edition Watch ref. CV2119

Jack Heuer was the man responsible for launching TAG Heuer’s bestselling Carrera line back in 1964 and as the name suggests, this watch was created to commemorate Jack Heuer’s 80th birthday this year. This Carrera in particular is heavily modeled after the original 2447S Carrera from the 1960s with its silver sunburst dial and silver applied markers and hands. The new Carrera has the traditional 2 register “bi-compax” chronograph display rather than the three sub-dial display. Plus, the Jack Heuer Carrera has a slick bright red second-hand and a date display in the six o’clock position.

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