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MVS WATCH WORLD ISSUE #3

December


Audermars Piguet x Cactus Jack Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar

Audemars Piguet has collaborated with Cactus Jack, the brand and record label founded by American hip hop artist Travis Scott, to create an exclusive Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, limited to only 200 pieces. This unique 41 mm model is meticulously crafted from brown ceramic, marking a notable first for Audemars Piguet, and incorporates various design elements inspired by Cactus Jack. Key features include the typography used for the calendar and week indications, which is derived from a hand-drawn model by Travis Scott. The day subdial at 9 o'clock also adopts the distinctive shape of the Cactus Jack logo. Notably, the moon phase design at 6 o'clock is a standout reference, featuring Cactus Jack's emblematic smiley face with its mouth sewn shut. The luminescent coating on the smiley face glows blue in the dark. Additionally, other calendar indications use luminescent material that turns green at night, creating a unique and recognisable luminous effect. Read more about this limited edition collaboration at Audermars Piguet.

Up close of the lume on the AP x Cactus Jack collaboration

Patek Phillipe Minute Repeater Alarm 1938P

The newly developed self-winding calibre R AL 27 PS is a marvel, seamlessly integrating a minute repeater and an alarm that chimes on two classic gongs. This ambitious combination posed a substantial technical challenge, necessitating the addition of 227 components and resulting in the filing of four innovative patents. The movement's meticulous finish is visible through the sapphire crystal, showcasing chamfered edges of the bridges and hammers that are gilded. The mini-rotor, crafted in 22K yellow gold, is rhodium-plated with yellow-gold edges and features a black-lacquered hand engraving replicating the signature of Philippe Stern. The platinum Officer's style case pays homage to one of Philippe Stern's cherished creations from 1989, specifically the limited edition Reference 3960 launched on the brand's 150th anniversary. The case boasts a sapphire crystal back protected by a hinged dust cover bearing the hand-engraved inscription “A mon père, 85 ans de passion horlogère”.

Discover more at the Patek Phillipe website.

Both sides of the Patek Phillipe self-winding caliber R AL 27 PS against a mirrored backdrop

Bell & Ross BR 01 CYBER SKULL Sapphire Ice Blue

Crafted from sapphire, a composite as resilient as diamond, the 45-mm case of the BR 01 CYBER SKULL by Bell & Ross is entirely transparent. This unique design gives the impression that the skull gracefully hovers inside the case. The transparency continues seamlessly onto the wrist with a clear silicone strap. The watch houses the hand-wound calibre BR-CAL.209, a movement exclusively designed by the manufacture. The automaton mechanism animates the skull, causing its jaw to open in a sly grin during the winding process. Behind the jaw, the barrel is unveiled, adding to the theatrics as the skull appears to come to life. The anthracite balance wheel, resembling a brain, is exposed, showcasing its oscillations as it beats. A captivating echo of the watch's mechanical heart. More details on this new limited release visit Bell & Ross.

Front on shot of Bell & Ross BR 01 CYBER SKULL SAPPHIRE ICE BLUE

Franck Muller Crazy Hours x BWD Arctic Snoopy

The Arctic Snoopy, a standout in the BWD collection, boasts a unique design as a unisex timepiece. Serving as both a companion and a contrast to the 2021 Bamford x Franck Muller Crazy Hours collaboration, this watch features Snoopy and Woodstock against a lightweight, arctic white titanium PVD case with a hand-applied luminous dial. Its craftsmanship showcases intricate details on the movement, including Côtes de Genève and brushing soleil papier on the bridges, circular graining on both sides of the main plate, chamfering of the bridges, a 24k gold bath and rhodium plating of the components, a 24k gold finish on the engraved inscriptions, brushing soleil papier of the rotor ball bearing and on the barrel, and finally, polished and blued screws. This collection is currently sold out but visit BWD x FM to see further details and other unique collaborations.

Media shot of the FMxBWD Arctic Snoopy watch with the Snoopy house watch case

Timepiece of the Month

Longines Heritage Avigation Bigeye


With its titanium construction, the Longines Heritage Avigation Bigeye combines durability with a lightweight feel, ensuring comfort for daily wear. The petroleum dial of the watch adds a unique touch, creating a distinctive and eye-catching appearance. At the heart of this timepiece is the Calibre L688, a self-winding mechanical movement operating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. With a substantial power reserve of up to 66 hours, this movement ensures reliable and accurate timekeeping, ideal for individuals with a penchant for aviation-inspired watches. The chronograph mechanism, with a column wheel design, enhances the watch's functionality. It features a central 60 seconds hand, a 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock, and a 12-hour counter at 6 o'clock, providing precise timing capabilities for various activities.

 

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Introducing the Longines Heritage Avigation Bigeye Titanium L2.816.1.93.2. A distinctive choice for those who appreciate the fusion of vintage aesthetics and contemporary engineering. Explore below for more details or to purchase:


Up close of Longines Avigation Bigeye Blue and Black dial with chronograph

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