Cuervo y Sobrinos has announced three timepieces made in conjunction with the Cigar Smoking World Championship, a competition where the participants slowly smoke a cigar, savoring the qualities, and the winner is the last person to finish smoking their cigar. Now in its 10th year, the CSWC is held in luxury destinations around the world from New York to Paris to the Amalfi Coast. Cuervo y Sobrinos created three timepieces, called the Esplendidos CSWC Series, for this year’s event: one for the winner, another for second place, and then an 80-piece limited edition (pictured top) that’s available at all the CSWS events worldwide. All three watches come in a stainless steel case measuring 35 mm 47 mm, and that’s 10 mm thick. The watch is powered by a 4Hz automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve and displays hours, minutes, central seconds and date.
Doxa recently introduced a new throwback chronograph called the SUB 200 T.GRAPH in a 43 mm diameter stainless steel cushion-shaped case. The 300-piece limited series is powered by historical Valjoux caliber 7734 movements which the company conserved for over 30 years. The 17-jewel movements are manually wound, run at 2.5Hz, and have a 45-hour power reserve. Like the historical model that this watch is based, the unidirectional bezel has both a countdown scale and a count-up scale for calculating de-compression and dive times. Water-resistance is 200 meters. Retail is $4,900.
Today, Singer Reimagined announced a 50-piece limited edition of their Track 1 timepiece. The new model is called the Track1 London Edition and features the same 43 mm x 15 mm grade 5 titanium case and the same AgenGraphe movement as before, but now with a new dark blue dial and matching strap. The Track1 London Edition is available for pre-order beginning today and it will also be on display at Phillips Perpetual, 30 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, from September 5th. Retail is CHF 45,000
Zodiac recently introduced a throwback to one of their historical 1969 timepieces called the Astrographic, which came in a cushion-shaped case and used floating discs in place of traditional watch hands. The new Limited Edition Astrographic for 2019 comes in a stainless steel case or a gold-tone stainless steel case both measuring 40 mm x 43 mm, with 18 mm interlug width, and a stainless steel bracelet. The steel version comes with a blue dial and the gold-tone comes with a matching gold-tone dial. Retail is $1,295.