Panerai launches Luminor BiTempo PAM01360 and PAM01361

Minimalist dual time zone.

Traditionally a vintage-inspired “Marina Militare” diver’s watch, Panerai has recently introduced complications with minimalist, modern execution, such as the recent Luminor Perpetual Calendar.

Perhaps more practical – certainly more affordable – is the new Luminor BiTempo PAM 1360 and PAM 1361 of similar aesthetics – a GMT watch with a striking pale blue tint on a blue or black dial.

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Given its large diameter and clean dial, the Luminor can accommodate complications well, while still maintaining its typical minimalist style – if the additions are properly integrated. Panerai has done this with BiTempo, which manages to incorporate the date, second time zone and power reserve indicator without getting in the way of the recognizable Panerai aesthetic. In fact, BiTempo can deliver a time-only Luminor across the room.

That said, the second time zone isn’t a new complication to the brand – the movement is an existing one – so the novelty lies mostly in changing dial details like the enlarged date display and blue accents . While I appreciate that the light blue indicator is clear and easy to read, I find the color too muted for an understated military-inspired look.

Dual time zone
The BiTempo has a 44mm Luminor 1950 case and the iconic crown guard. The “sandwich” dial features the iconic Luminor layout with oversized Arabic numerals in the quarter, but has additional date displays, GMT and power reserve displays. Panerai copy

Thanks to the calibration, the dual time zone display is as clear as possible. P9012. The movement has a 12-hour GMT hand for the second time zone instead of the usual 24-hour hand, so there is no need for an additional 24-hour scale. And the GMT hand can be hidden under the local time hand when not in use, further enhancing the minimalism of the dial.

That said, the 12-hour clock in the second time zone means that day and night cannot be discerned from the dial, so the wearer must know this.

While the dial design is simple, the execution is slightly more complex than Panerai’s entry-level models. It has a two-piece “sandwich” construction that displays the hour markers through small holes in the dial. replica watches review

Interestingly, the dial design is slightly different from the traditional Panerai dials with printed minute scales, something that the Panerai dial tradition does not have.

Panerai has several two time zone movements in its stables, the P.9012 in BiTempo is one of the more premium movements. In addition to this, the P.9012 is powered by twin barrels that provide a three-day power reserve.

In addition to its obvious functions, the P.9012 also features a reset to zero, a countdown – when the crown is pulled to set the time, the second hand stops and immediately flies back to the 12 o’clock position, a rare usefulness in watches Function. this price range.

The movement is visible through the back of the display and has a typical Panerai aesthetic, an almost monochromatic, industrial finish with brushed brushed bridges.

Panerai Luminor BiTempo
Ref. PAM01360 (Black)
refer to. PAM01361 (blue)

Diameter: 44mm
Height: none
Material: Steel
Crystal: Sapphire
Water resistance: 300 m

Movement: P.9012
Functions: hours, minutes, countdown to zero, GMT, power reserve indication winding
: Automatic winding
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: three days

Strap: Alligator leather pin buckle

Inside the Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Samuel Ross

The latest collaboration from the “Hublot Loves Art” program results in a bold timepiece.

For over a decade, the Swiss brand Hublot has been collaborating with artists on watch designs. The odd thing about the “Hublot Loves Art” program is that while it embraces pop culture, the partnership was never about simply chasing celebrity influence.

Take, for example, the brand’s collaboration with art-learned Samuel Ross. Ross may not be a household name, but for fashion’s loyal following, the young Brit represents a new era of entrepreneurship. With its bold design, the Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Samuel Ross embodies the energy that Ross’ generation has brought to the world of luxury design.

What is art?
Like many of the artists Hublot has worked with, Ross, born in 1991, is a man of many talents. His CV lists him as a British menswear designer, creative director and artist. He studied graphic design and illustration at university and worked in commercial design after graduation. At the same time, he made experimental films and street art, and launched a clothing brand called 2wnt4. Ross’ creative work caught the attention of Louis Vuitton’s artistic director Virgil Abloh, who hired the young artist as his creative assistant at Off-White and Kanye West’s Yeezy.

Ross has since founded another fashion label, A-COLD-WALL*, and has collaborated with brands such as Off-White, Oakley, Nike, Barney’s and now Hublot.

In 2019, Ross received the prestigious Hublot Design Award. Just a year later, he was announced as an official brand ambassador, an occasion marked by the unveiling of REFORM, a sculpture designed to encapsulate 40 years of Hublot’s history. The Big Bang Tourbillon Samuel Ross was his first watch design to hit the market. Online replica watch

“[Ross] is the youngest artist we’ve ever worked with,” Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe said in a press release. “[His] 360-degree approach is unique and smart, bringing together the watch, packaging, communication and visual identity.”

What is the time?
A feature of Hublot’s collaboration with each artist offers a new interpretation of what art is. For example, multimedia artists Takashi Murakami and Shepard Fairey make art that can hang on the wall, but they also make T-shirts. Meanwhile, tattoo artist Maxime Plescia-Büchi, the partner behind Hublot’s popular Sang Bleu, also dabbled in typography.

“Samuel pushed our team to use new and innovative materials and shapes,” Guadalupe’s press statement continued. “It’s been a truly dynamic and fulfilling partnership.”

Hublot’s slogan is “The Art of Fusion”. With his new eponymous Big Bang tourbillon, Ross combines the organic geometry of the honeycomb (a nod to the Big Bang’s iconic hexagonal case) with a distinctly industrial aesthetic, whose production process includes traditional hand machining and cutting- Edge processing.

Then there’s Rose’s iconic use of color. As a symbol of dynamism and optimism, the strap, crown decoration, tourbillon bridge and lateral bumper protecting the case are all painted in bright orange. The strong hue provides a vibrant futuristic contrast to the dark grey of the satin case and bezel.

The result is a timepiece that reimagines what a replica watch Review should look like. Kind of like a pair of Yeezy that makes you rethink what shoes should look like.

What does it mean?
The honeycomb theme is also present in the titanium mesh used on the case, sapphire dial, case back and strap. The basic form of nature, this shape can be repeated without gaps or overlaps, symbolizing strength. At the same time, it is durable and ergonomic, especially when combined with the skeletonized titanium construction and flexible rubber strap for maximum comfort on the wrist.

“Our goal is to create a universe that takes advantage of contemporary engineering, spatial design and digital,” Ross said in the release. “This is reflected in the attention to detail, and the result is striking, bold and unapologetic,” continued Ross, who sees the Big Bang Tourbillon Samuel Ross as a wearable sculpture. However, it is also technically very functional, powered by the 282-component HUB6035 movement, which beats at 3 Hz and offers a power reserve of 72 hours.

In short, the Big Bang Tourbillon Samuel Ross is more than just a watch. It is a unique time perspective, using a new visual language. “We see the future of luxury as a horizontal experience that provides a multi-generational access point that enables luxury to reach a global audience,” Ross concluded.