Top 5 Watches of the 2020 LVMH Watch Week in Dubai

By Montredo in Lifestyle
January 24, 2020
Top 5 Watches of the 2020 LVMH Watch Week in Dubai
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Reserved solely for the LVMH brands: The Dubai Watch Week ©LVMH

The French luxury consortium LVMH held its first watch fair in Dubai during the week of January 13-15, 2020. The brands Bulgari, TAG Heuer, Hublot and Zenith presented their latest innovations. The following watches made it into our TOP 5:

5. Hublot Big Bang Integral

Big Bang Integral 4
The Big Bang Integral in ALL BLACK ©Hublot

With the Hublot Big Bang Integral, a real Hublot novelty was presented in Dubai: a Big Bang with an integrated bracelet! While this is undoubtedly the focus of Hublot’s revised workhorse, the Integral has other changes as well. With their rectangular shape, the Integral’s pushers follow the design of the first Big Bang from 2005, whose 15th birthday the new model celebrates. The Arabic numerals on the dial have also been replaced with simple indices. These changes result in a more versatile and less bulky Big Bang.

The new edition is available in three materials: Titanium (Ref.: 451.NX.1170.NX € 20,700), King Gold (Ref.: 451.OX.1180.OX € 51,800) and Black Ceramic (Ref.: 451.CX.1140.CX € 22,700).

You can get more information at Hublot.

4. TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition

TAG Heuer Carrera timepiece. With a silver dial and a black leather strap.
The new TAG Heuer Carrera will be available in June ©t3

TAG Heuer takes its 160th anniversary as an occasion to launch a limited Carrera chronograph based on a model from 1964 – a time when TAG Heuer was simply known as Heuer.

The 2447S, produced in 1964, has served as a concrete model for the 2020 TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition. Inside the new model the Heuer 02 caliber is used, which consists of 168 components and has a power reserve of 80 hours. In addition, the movement is equipped with a vertical clutch and a column wheel. The timeless design and perfect proportions ensure a harmonious appearance overall.

More information at TAG Heuer.

3. Zenith Defy 21 Land Rover Edition

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Zenith Defy, in honor of the Land Rover Defender launched in 2019 © t3

Zenith and the British car manufacturer Land Rover have had an ongoing partnership for some time now. On the occasion of the new Land Rover Defender, Zenith is launching a matt gray version of the Defy made of micro-blasted titanium (Ref.: 97.9000.9004/01.R787). Inside, the El Primero 9004 ticks at 36,000 VpH with a power reserve of 50 hours. The model has a diameter of 44mm and is limited to 250 pieces. The watch should cost € 13,700.

More information at Zenith

2. Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Satin-Polished Steel

Bulgari Octo Finissimo
The Octo Finissimo in Satin-Polished Steel ©Bulgari

Bulgari had already presented an Octo Finissimo Automatic in steel at Baselworld in 2018, but with a sandblasted case similar to the matt gray finish of the original titanium version. This, then, is the first time that Bulgari has used brushed and polished surfaces for the steel Octo Finissimo (Ref.: 103297). The movement remains the BVL 138, which once held the record for the thinnest automatic movement in the world (2.23 mm). This honor is now due to Piaget, but at just over 5 mm the Bulgari’s case thickness remains impressive.

More information at Bulgari

1. Zenith Defy Midnight

Zenith Defy Midnight
The new Zenith Defy Midnight collection is aimed specifically at women ©Zenith

With the Zenith Defy Midnight, Zenith presents the first Defy model that is aimed exclusively at women – especially those who prefer a watch both playful and serious. Options include a simple bezel made of flat steel or a bezel set with 44 diamonds. In either case diamonds adorn the dial to mark the hours. There is also a nightly starry sky on the dial, with some of the stars actually shining. A simple system makes it possible to switch between the steel band and the other included bands without tools. Zenith uses an in-house movement, the Elite 670, for the Defy Midnight. Zenith is asking € 8,800 for the Defy Midnight with the simple bezel. If you can’t do without the diamonds, you can buy the bedecked version for € 10,700.