5 new watches worth your attention

Time for an upgrade
Watches, Timepieces, Watch, Timepiece, Design watches, Rado, Tiffany's, Samsung
Tiffany & co. East West Collection  -  If you prefer a smaller, sleeker wristwatch, look to Tiffany & Co. Inspired by their iconic rectangular purse travel clock from the Forties, this collection comprises three watches whose faces have been rotated 90° within their 37 x 22mm stainless steel cases. Available in three colour stylings, our favourite is the white dial with gold poudré numerals.  Dhs13,700.  international.tiffany.com
Tiffany & co. East West Collection - If you prefer a smaller, sleeker wristwatch, look to Tiffany & Co. Inspired by their iconic rectangular purse travel clock from the Forties, this collection comprises three watches whose faces have been rotated 90° within their 37 x 22mm stainless steel cases. Available in three colour stylings, our favourite is the white dial with gold poudré numerals. Dhs13,700. international.tiffany.com
Montblanc 1858 Small Second Special Edition  -  The Small Second Special Edition is the latest release from Montblanc’s 1858 collection. The number refers to the year Minerva — the marque’s top-end manufacture facility in Villeret, Switzerland — was set up. The watch runs on a hand-wound calibre, which is a nod to the watches of Montblanc’s heritage. It’s mounted on an alligator leather strap and limited to just 858 pieces, which makes it one of the most desirable hand-wound watches releases of the year.   Dhs11,600.  montblanc.com
Montblanc 1858 Small Second Special Edition - The Small Second Special Edition is the latest release from Montblanc’s 1858 collection. The number refers to the year Minerva — the marque’s top-end manufacture facility in Villeret, Switzerland — was set up. The watch runs on a hand-wound calibre, which is a nod to the watches of Montblanc’s heritage. It’s mounted on an alligator leather strap and limited to just 858 pieces, which makes it one of the most desirable hand-wound watches releases of the year. Dhs11,600. montblanc.com
Junghans Meister Pilot  -  One of the most stylish and (more importantly) most affordably positioned marques in the industry, Junghans is a byword for minimalist design and German engineering efficiency. The new Meister Pilot has a self-winding movement, small seconds dial, 30-minute counter and Super Luminova dial markings and hands. The impressive rotating bezel is cut with 12 concave notches, so it’s easier to turn — important when you’re in situations where you’re pushing Mach 4.  Dhs9,000.  junghans.de
Junghans Meister Pilot - One of the most stylish and (more importantly) most affordably positioned marques in the industry, Junghans is a byword for minimalist design and German engineering efficiency. The new Meister Pilot has a self-winding movement, small seconds dial, 30-minute counter and Super Luminova dial markings and hands. The impressive rotating bezel is cut with 12 concave notches, so it’s easier to turn — important when you’re in situations where you’re pushing Mach 4. Dhs9,000. junghans.de
Rado DiaMaster Grand Second  -  Famous for its innovative spirit, Rado is the brand to seek out if you want a sleek, super-light timepiece that doesn’t break the bank. However, its Diamaster Grande Seconde collection is more traditionally styled, and the Swiss marque has just added three new designs to the family. They differ in colour, but each of the three feature two sub-dials within the 43mm case, which is cast from high-tech ceramic, making the watch scratch-resistant and hypoallergenic, usefully.  Dhs10,000.  rado.com
Rado DiaMaster Grand Second - Famous for its innovative spirit, Rado is the brand to seek out if you want a sleek, super-light timepiece that doesn’t break the bank. However, its Diamaster Grande Seconde collection is more traditionally styled, and the Swiss marque has just added three new designs to the family. They differ in colour, but each of the three feature two sub-dials within the 43mm case, which is cast from high-tech ceramic, making the watch scratch-resistant and hypoallergenic, usefully. Dhs10,000. rado.com
Samsung Gear S2 Classic  -  Samsung’s new Gear S2 Classic is one of the more dependable options in a crowded field. Despite the lack of horological heritage, the tech giant has done a fine job of keeping the stainless steel case simple and elegant, while the mind-boggling array of functions and apps are navigated through a sleek turning bezel. Samsung boasts that the S2 is the first smart watch to take an e-Sim card, allowing you to make calls and send texts without being connected to a mobile phone, which is a big plus compared with its rivals.  Dhs999.  samsung.com
Samsung Gear S2 Classic - Samsung’s new Gear S2 Classic is one of the more dependable options in a crowded field. Despite the lack of horological heritage, the tech giant has done a fine job of keeping the stainless steel case simple and elegant, while the mind-boggling array of functions and apps are navigated through a sleek turning bezel. Samsung boasts that the S2 is the first smart watch to take an e-Sim card, allowing you to make calls and send texts without being connected to a mobile phone, which is a big plus compared with its rivals. Dhs999. samsung.com
Watches, Timepieces, Watch, Timepiece, Design watches, Rado, Tiffany's, Samsung
Tiffany & co. East West Collection  -  If you prefer a smaller, sleeker wristwatch, look to Tiffany & Co. Inspired by their iconic rectangular purse travel clock from the Forties, this collection comprises three watches whose faces have been rotated 90° within their 37 x 22mm stainless steel cases. Available in three colour stylings, our favourite is the white dial with gold poudré numerals.  Dhs13,700.  international.tiffany.com
Montblanc 1858 Small Second Special Edition  -  The Small Second Special Edition is the latest release from Montblanc’s 1858 collection. The number refers to the year Minerva — the marque’s top-end manufacture facility in Villeret, Switzerland — was set up. The watch runs on a hand-wound calibre, which is a nod to the watches of Montblanc’s heritage. It’s mounted on an alligator leather strap and limited to just 858 pieces, which makes it one of the most desirable hand-wound watches releases of the year.   Dhs11,600.  montblanc.com
Junghans Meister Pilot  -  One of the most stylish and (more importantly) most affordably positioned marques in the industry, Junghans is a byword for minimalist design and German engineering efficiency. The new Meister Pilot has a self-winding movement, small seconds dial, 30-minute counter and Super Luminova dial markings and hands. The impressive rotating bezel is cut with 12 concave notches, so it’s easier to turn — important when you’re in situations where you’re pushing Mach 4.  Dhs9,000.  junghans.de
Rado DiaMaster Grand Second  -  Famous for its innovative spirit, Rado is the brand to seek out if you want a sleek, super-light timepiece that doesn’t break the bank. However, its Diamaster Grande Seconde collection is more traditionally styled, and the Swiss marque has just added three new designs to the family. They differ in colour, but each of the three feature two sub-dials within the 43mm case, which is cast from high-tech ceramic, making the watch scratch-resistant and hypoallergenic, usefully.  Dhs10,000.  rado.com
Samsung Gear S2 Classic  -  Samsung’s new Gear S2 Classic is one of the more dependable options in a crowded field. Despite the lack of horological heritage, the tech giant has done a fine job of keeping the stainless steel case simple and elegant, while the mind-boggling array of functions and apps are navigated through a sleek turning bezel. Samsung boasts that the S2 is the first smart watch to take an e-Sim card, allowing you to make calls and send texts without being connected to a mobile phone, which is a big plus compared with its rivals.  Dhs999.  samsung.com
14September2016
Matthew Priest