By Aldous Tuck | November 23, 2016 | Watches & Jewelry
Some of this season's most talked-about timepieces are inspired by the past while staying firmly focused on the future.
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Tudor has been the diver’s companion for 60 years, and the new Heritage Black Bay 36 ($2,525–$2,950) continues this partnership in style. Whether you choose a steel bracelet or leather strap, each piece also comes with an additional strap in urban camouflage (ABOVE). The dial is inspired by Tudor diving pieces from the 1950s, and the angular “snowflake” hands pay homage to those that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. Kirk Jewelers, 142 E. Flagler St., Miami, 305-371-1321
In honor of two decades of the Annual Calendar Watch, Swiss watch manufacturer Patek Philippe presents the Annual Calendar Ref. 5396G ($47,970). Created in white gold with a charcoal gray sunburst dial or rose gold with a silvery opaline dial, the piece features a mechanical, self-winding movement that correctly displays its calendar information for a year, with an adjustment slated for February. Kirk Jewelers, 142 E. Flagler St., Miami, 305-371-1321
To celebrate a century of precision automatic chronographs, TAG Heuer released the Carrera Mikrograph Anniversary Edition ($21,200) in a limited 100 pieces. The vintage design offers a white lacquer dial with hand-painted numerals and houses two escapements oscillating at 28,800 vibrations per hour for the watch and 360,000 for the chronograph. The piece can be worn as a wristwatch or displayed on its table support or dashboard mount. Miami Design District, 140 NE 39th St., 305-576-0884
The world of fine watchmaking tends to celebrate noteworthy anniversaries by building exciting state-of-the-art pieces on the foundations of past excellence. New releases not only commemorate landmark achievements in a brand’s horologic history, but also offer up-to-the-minute innovations that simultaneously honor the legacy of iconic individual watches and collections while stepping forward into the future. Wish these esteemed watch brands “Happy Anniversary!”