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WATCHES AND WONDERS 2024

MVS Watches | Our Highlights


Cartier Santos-Dumont Rewind

Our first highlight is this beautiful, limited edition, platinum Santos-Dumont Rewind WGSA0102. Built to the same wearable dimensions as the standard “large” model (31.5mm x 43.5mm x 7.3mm) and fitted with an alligator strap and a platinum pin buckle. Now to the important bits - aesthetically the carnelian dial and matching ruby cabochon set into the crown is a perfect combination. Secondly, the reason behind the "Rewind" name is that if you notice the numerals on the dial are reversed (I didn't see this at first), that the apple-shaped hands rotate counter-clockwise. This is powered by Cartier inverting the gearing of their 230 MC. Quirky - definitely. Pointless - maybe. Would I wear it - 100%. Find more of the latest Cartier releases here.

Cartier Santos-Dumont Rewind Media Photo against a cloudy sky and starry night

TAG Heuer Monaco Split-Seconds Chronograph

TAG are living up to their avant-garde name with this striking tribute to the original 1969 Monaco. The lightweight Grade 5 titanium and sapphire crystal case, with its alternating handmade finishes, encases the timepiece’s advanced mechanics, uniting form with high functionality. Equipped with their in-house calibre TH81-00 that holds a 65 hour power reserve. There are currently two options of dial colours - Original Blue and Racing Red and for a mere £121,000 why miss out on a colour and just buy both! See the rest of their new releases at their website.

Side by side media shots of the New Moon and Full Moon Moonswatch Snoopy Black and White models

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Eternal Calendar

Now for some top-level engineering that has been 40 years in the making - The Portugieser Eternal Calendar from IWC Schaffhausen. The incorporation of a new moon phase reduction gear train with three intermediate wheels, developed through computing simulations of over 22 trillion combinations of gearing, has allowed for this crazy level of precision. With this innovative mechanism, the Double Moon™ display of the Portugieser Eternal Calendar theoretically only deviates from the moon's actual orbit by one day after approximately 45 million years. Accordingly, it has not been decided whether there will be a leap year in 3400 so the calendar is accurate until at least then (though I imagine the watch might need a service before then so if you're still around I wouldn't worry about a small detail like missing a leap year at that stage). No price has been announced yet but it will be understandably expensive. Take a closer look at this masterpiece here.

IWC Schaffhausen Eternal Calendar Media Shot

Zenith Defy Extreme Diver

Something a bit more fun and every day is the new Zenith Defy Extreme Diver. Sitting on the wrist in a 42.5mm angular case crafted in titanium, it is equipped with a rotating black (or blue) ceramic bezel and helium escape valve with a water-resistance of 60 ATM (600 metres). You can choose between the black star-patterned dial shown in the image below or the matching blue dial, both with luminescent markers and hands. Powered by the El Primero 3620 SC automatic movement with 60 hours power reserve, it is one of the few deep ranged divers watches that has an exhibition caseback (thankfully as the El Primero is a personal favourite to admire). Both colours come with the corresponding interchangeable strap system with titanium bracelet, rubber strap and single-piece fabric strap made of recycled fishing nets. Priced at just over 10k, it will be interesting to see how well these sell over the next year or so. See both colour models and more at Zenith

Zenith DEFY Extreme Diver Black and Orange against a dark background with water bubbles rising

Latest Arrival

Breitling Premier B25 Datora 42


The Breitling Premier B25 Datora 42 features rectangular chronograph pushers, Arabic numerals, and vintage-inspired hands, along with elegant design details such as grooves on the case sides and open sapphire casebacks. The term "Datora," coined by Breitling in the 1940s, refers to a complete calendar chronograph displaying day, date, month, and moon phases. Powered by the COSC-certified Breitling Caliber B25 (Manufacture Concepto), this timepiece offers exceptional precision and reliability, with a 48-hour power reserve.

 

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Presented on a luxurious brown alligator strap with a stainless steel folding clasp, the Premier B25 Datora boasts a 42mm case size and 100m water resistance, making it both stylish and functional. The copper dial features a day and date window at 12 o'clock, complemented by a fixed bezel, adding to its classic appeal. Our latest watch arrival here at MVS Watches comes with free UK shipping when you make your purchase online. Add it to your collection today:



Close up of the Breitling Premier Datora Copper Dial lying next to the gold plated pusher

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