LVMH Watch Week kicks off with bold innovations and reinvented classics
By: Gloria Fung
January 20, 2023
LVMH brings its Watch Week to Singapore for the first time
Tag Heuer, Bulgari, Hublot and Zenith unveil their latest offerings of the year – from innovative materials to new technology, we look at some of the most notable novelties to come out of the first major launches of 2023.
Just months after the reference was launched at Watches & Wonders, Tag Heuer unveils an elevated edition of the Aquaracer Solargraph. The new Professional 200 reference features the TH50-00 solar movement inside a titanium case. The timepiece is made for extreme outdoor adventures thanks to its solar-charged battery. The groundbreaking movement requires just two minutes under the sun or artificial light to a full day of power.
The Superluminova markers and rugged titanium case make the timepiece highly adaptable to the outdoors and extreme conditions.
It’s hard to miss Hublot’s new Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Yellow Neon Saxem. The bold, highlighter yellow watch is fashioned out of a material previously reserved for use in satellites and lasers. Perfecting the technology required to manipulate Saxem, Hublot can, for the first time, create a translucent case in such a vibrant hue.
Housed inside the case and behind the sapphire crystal watch face is an in-house tourbillon movement with a 72-hour power reserve. The 44 mm design is paired with a matching rubber strap.
One of the most iconic jewellery designs from the Italian brand that has seen an uptake in popularity in recent years, celebrated its 75th anniversary last year. It goes to show the snake-inspired design’s timeless nice and versatility as the jeweller continues to breathe new energy into the silhouette.
Bulgari launches a new Serpenti Tubogas watch at Watch Week, accented with just the right amount of diamonds. The new Serpenti Tubogas Infinity, double or triple-wrapped, has a ribbon of diamonds set along the length of the tubular bracelet while the dial is paved entirely with diamonds. The timepiece brings just the right touch of sparkle, perfect for understated, everyday wear.
Less is more when it comes to skeletonised watches, and this year, Zenith takes its shaved-down movements to new heights with new references from the Defy Skyline collection. Retaining the silhouette of the Defy collection, the skeletonised dial sees the movement fashioned into a four-point star. The piece also features a small 1/10-second dial along with hour and minute hands. The automatic movement, powered by a bi-directional oscillating weight fashioned in the shape of the brand’s star logo, gives the timepiece 60 hours of power when fully wound.