Half a dozen of the sportiest pieces that will be on show come November 3
Christopher Ward Trident Pro 600m
Although it’s marketed at diving professionals, we expect the casual style and very reasonable price of the C60 Trident Pro Chronograph 600 will also appeal to the less athletic. If you are so inclined, divers take note: it’s waterproof to 600m, has a useful helium release valve and will run smoothly thanks to the popular self-winding ETA Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement at its heart. £1,395 – £1,445
Alpina Seastrong Heritage
Now nearly half a century old, the Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage – which used to be known as the Alpina Seastrong 10 Super Compresser – is a classic diving watch. It nods to its past with a vintage aesthetic, and combines details from the original with a contemporary case design and modern movement.
Junghans Meister Driver Chronoscope
Junghans has brought its particular brand of understated elegance to the Meister Driver Handaufzug, which is inspired by the Maybach DS 8 Zeppelin built in 1932. Perfectly proportioned, it pays tribute to the car in all aspects of its design, from the dashboard-inspired dial to the leather strap which echoes detailing found on the seats of classic cars.
Girard-Perregaux is launching its first two chronographs with automatic winding with its Sport Competizione collection; the sportiest of its new models, Circuito, is composed of titanium and carbon and thus beautifully light. It houses an efficient chronograph, glimpsed through a dial reminiscent of the radiator grilles of classic cars.
Bell & Ross BR-X1
Bell & Ross has added to its already impressive sporting associations with its latest partnership with the Renault Sport Formula One Team. The BR-X1 RS16, a tough, armoured and technical piece crafted from grade 5 titanium and forged carbon (like carbon fibre, but pressed rather than woven) is the appropriate watch with which to mark the new announcement.
The flyback function has long been a favourite of pilots and sportsmen, and now Ateliers deMonaco has elevated this useful tool out of the everyday with the Admiral Chronograph Flyback. Upping the luxury factor, a dial entirely made out of sapphire crystal reveals the impressive, embellished in-house movement below. It’s by far the sportiest thing yet from the boutique brand. Pictured in rose gold, £21,000