The second annual LVMH Watch Week is underway, bringing us the latest timepieces from watch houses around the world. Here, we’re looking at what’s been shared digitally by Hublot, Zenith, and Bvlgari.
Hublot debuted a variety of new novelties, like the Big Bang MP-11, new colorways of the Big Bang Integral, and the eye-catching Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Orange Sapphire. But the highlight, for us, was a timepiece made in collaboration with Takashi Murakami. The house’s first collaboration with the Japanese artist, the Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami All Black displays Murakami’s iconic smiling flower on its dial with twelve petals in place of hour markings. Set with 456 black diamonds, the monochrome timepiece features a chic, clean aesthetic with a self-winding movement, a 45mm case, and a lined rubber strap.
Of Zenith’s new timepieces introduced this week, we’re still thinking of the Chronomaster Revival A385. The watchmaker’s Chronomaster Revival series dives into its archives to reinvent styles of the past—looking to the first El Primero timepiece, made in 1969, as inspiration for this A385 model. The original A385 became an icon upon its release, making history as the first automatic high-frequency chronograph, as well as taking part in the house’s “Operation Sky,” which saw the timepiece strapped to the exterior of an airplane during an international flight as a testament to its durability. It offers a retro aesthetic with a tonneau-shaped case and a gradient face, which displays hours and minutes, seconds, a twelve-hour counter, a 30-minute counter, date indication, and a tachymetric scale. The watch also comes in two variations, including a tan leather strap or a ladder-style bracelet in stainless steel.
Bvlgari presented five new exquisite timepieces, including the Serpenti Spiga and the Divas’ Dream Peacock. Featuring a woven metal bracelet that wraps the wrist, the Serpenti Spiga comes in options for white or rose gold and presents itself with a 35mm case shaped like the head of a snake, with its body spiraling around the wearer. The latest Divas’ Dream timepieces explore the brilliance of a peacock in three variations, composed of materials like rose gold, diamonds, and minuscule, laser-cut sections of peacock feathers on the Peacock Dischi, the Peacock Diamonds, and our favorite, the Peacock Tourbillon Lumière.