For 2021 Hublot has partnered with Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami, who coined the name “Superflat” for the artistic movement he began. The Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami All Black — which commemorates the new relationship — is presented in a 45 mm ceramic case and is inspired by Murakami’s smiling flower design, which is depicted with 456 brilliant-cut black diamonds on the petals and 107 brilliant-cut on the face that rotates around the black lacquer dial. The hour and minute hands are driven by the automatic Unico caliber HUB1214 with a 72-hour power reserve. The watch is limited to 200 pieces. $27,300

Casio ProTrek PRG240

This week, Casio announced two new Pro Trek PRG240 series models. The PRG240-3 and PRG240-5 (left to right), feature the familiar look with olive green or khaki resin straps, and orange or yellow ADJUST and LIGHT buttons. The new PRG240 models are solar-powered and include a magnetic sensor for compass readings, a pressure sensor for altimeter/barometer readings, and a thermo-sensor for temperature. The resin case measures 50.9 mm by 15.3 mm and weighs 65.4 grams. $280

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Wired

Following a number of carbon glass cases that have come out from Girard-Perregaux in recent years, for 2021 they’ve introduced a variation that features a bezel that subtly contrasts the 44 mm case. The Laureato Absolute Wired is powered by in-house caliber GP03300 and is limited to 88 pieces. $17,700

Prospex 1968 Automatic Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation: SPB207

On the occasion of Seiko’s 140th anniversary year, the Japanese watchmaker introduced a trio of dark green dialed dive watches. This is the Prospex 1968 Automatic Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation: SPB207 limited edition which comes in a 42.0 mm by 12.5 mm stainless steel and bracelet that feature a super-hard coating to resist scratches.  Powered by Seiko’s higher-end automatic caliber 6R35 with a 70-hour power reserve, the watch is water-resistant to 200 meters and comes with an extra silicone diving strap. Limited edition of 6,000. $1,350

 

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Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good craftsmanship in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type: watchmaking.