The pattern for watches with metallic bracelet reveals no signal of abating, particularly the watches with an built-in bracelet. However what if one among your flagship collections is basically accessible on leather-based or rubber strap? A bracelet can radically remodel the appear and feel of a watch. Whether it is much less versatile than a strap that you would be able to simply swap for one more one, it typically turns into an integral a part of the watch’s design and likewise provides to the “all-rounder” really feel of the timepiece in query. Here’s a collection of a few of our most popular watches which were lately made accessible on a bracelet.
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Titanium
The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms is a watch that wants little introduction. Launched in 1953, the Fifty Fathoms is likely one of the watches that outlined the archetype of the trendy dive watch. Since then, it is likely one of the most iconic divers of the watch trade. Already accessible in a number of supplies – metal, titanium or gold – the model has added three new variations, underneath the references 5015 and 5050 (the Grande Date mannequin), with a titanium bracelet for a rugged, but light-weight apparel, bringing a brand new dimension of consolation to this masculine piece. However, the inherent qualities of the Fifty Fathoms are nonetheless current, together with its high-end execution.
Worth and references
- 5050-12B30-98 Grande Date Titanium Bracelet CHF 18,800
- 5015-12B30-98 and 5015-12B40-98 Computerized Titanium Bracelet CHF 17,100
Breguet Marine Assortment
Fully revamped a few years in the past, the Breguet Marine assortment pays tribute to the honorary title “Chronometer-maker to the Royal Navy” that was awarded to Abraham-Louis Breguet by the King of France in 1815, and to the model’s custom of marine chronometers. Following titanium fashions final yr, Breguet provides its nautical assortment a sportier look, with built-in gold bracelets for the Marine 5517, the Marine Chronographe 5527 and the Marine Alarme Musicale 5547. The bracelet itself is a Three-link design with a pointy profile. It seems extraordinarily properly constructed and executed, and, as you’ll anticipate from Breguet, magnificently completed with brushed surfaces on high and polished bevels on the edges of the hyperlinks.
Worth and references – The brand new editions with rose or white gold bracelet of the Breguet Marine 5517, 5527 and 5547 are priced as comply with:
- 5517BB/Y2/BZ0 time-and-date white gold EUR 47,800
- 5517BR/12/RZ0 time-and-date rose gold EUR 47,800
- 5527BB/Y2/BW0 chronograph white gold EUR 54,900
- 5527BR/12/RW0 chronograph rose gold EUR 54,900
- 5547BB/Y2/BZ0 alarm white gold EUR 58,800
- 5547BR/12/RZ0 alarm rose gold EUR 58,800
Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback
The Manero Flyback chronograph is a sublime vintage-inspired sports activities chronograph. A number of variants have been launched since its introduction in 2016, whether or not in an elegant gold case or with racing-oriented inspiration. But, till lately, this 43mm column-wheel flyback chronograph was solely accessible on a leather-based strap. Earlier this yr, the model introduced sportier and extra informal version with a stainless steel bracelet. Carl F. Bucherer opted for a versatile and cozy 9-row bracelet that provides an all-rounder apparel but isn’t too sporty. The execution is, like the remainder of the watch, top-notch.
Worth and references
- 00.10919.08.53.21 Blue dial EUR 5,900
- 00.10919.08.13.21 Silver dial EUR 5,900
- 00.10919.08.93.21 Blue-grey dial EUR 5,900
- 00.10919.08.33.21 black dial EUR 5,900
Hublot Massive Bang Integral
Since its launch, the Massive Bang, probably the most profitable merchandise within the sports activities watch class, has been virtually at all times paired with a strap – whether or not leather-based or rubber, the latter being the most typical possibility. That is even stunning as, if the Massive Bang is one way or the other in a category of its personal, you would simply outline it as a watch with built-in design… However, with the launch of the Big Bang Integral, Hublot isn’t just including a metallic bracelet to its flagship mannequin. It concerned partially redesigning the case to adapt the mixing of the bracelet. And the result’s convincing. The Massive Bang Integral has been introduced in a 42mm case in black ceramic, titanium or gold and is housing the in-house Unico chronograph motion.
Worth and references
- 451.CX.1140.CX Black Ceramic EUR 22,700
- 451.NX.1170.NX Titanium EUR 20,700
- 451.OX.1180.OX King Gold EUR 51,800
IWC Portugieser Chronograph 3716
One in all the most popular models within the IWC line-up, the timeless Portugieser Chronograph had at all times been fitted on straps. This clear, elegant and purposeful design is now provided in a full stainless steel attire, for the lately launched reference 3716. The 42mm in-house column-wheel chronograph Portugieser comes on a bracelet with H-shaped brushed hyperlinks and polished centre hyperlinks. It’s closed by a hid butterfly folding clasp. That’s fairly a change and a brand new possibility for these residing in hotter nations or who need a extra sturdy watch.
Worth and reference
- IW371617 silver dial with blue accents CHF 9,200 – this metal bracelet can be accessible as an adjunct, and it’ll match all metal fashions within the Portugieser Chronograph 3716 assortment (however gained’t match the earlier 3714 watches)