TAG HEUER CARRERA CHRONOGRAPH X PORSCHE ORANGE RACING
The two icons of speed have been partners since early 2021, releasing a series of chronographs that chart both their legacies of racing and motorsports, with the unifying detail being the Carrera, from the treacherous Carrera Panamericana rally race in 1960s Mexico that later lent its name to both the flagship collection of sports watches and the powerful model within the 911 series of sports cars.
The sixth watch to feature hallmarks of both brands, the Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph x Porsche Orange Racing reflects racing heritage, performance and speed with its unmissable orange accents—the Porsche logo on the ceramic tachymeter fixed bezel, the lacquer on the crown, the edges of the counters, the seconds hand, and even the stitches that run the length of the strap—inspired by the fiery sparks that a speeding vehicle leaves on asphalt. Under the sapphire crystal caseback resides an oscillating weight designed like a steering wheel. The engine of this watch is the in-house automatic Calibre Heuer 2, with 80 hours of power reserve, and it resides within the 44mm case made from diamond-like carbon.
PANERAI LUMINOR DUE PRADA RE-NYLON
Unveiled this September at Watches and Wonders Shanghai, this collaboration between two Italian greats promises style in spades: Panerai’s Luminor Due, with its sleek proportions in 38mm or 42mm of polished steel, meets Prada Re-Nylon, in pale grey, navy blue, alabaster pink or cornflower grey. The regenerated nylon in the watch straps is entirely derived from recycling pre- and post-consumer plastic waste, such as from disused fishing nets, landfills, textiles and carpets, and bears the hot-printed logos of both Panerai and Prada Re-Nylon.
Underneath the matt or sunbrushed dials lies the Calibre P900, boasting three days of power reserve, and in the watchmaker’s tradition of understated dial legibility, only the date window at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock interrupt the calm surface.
HUBLOT BIG BANG NESPRESSO ORIGIN
Of all the objects that Nespresso coffee capsules can be transformed into, a high-end watch is probably not the first thing to come to mind. But the Hublot Big Bang Nespresso Origin makes the case for embracing all the possibilities that materials present. A blend of sustainability and innovation, and built on Hublot’s “art of fusion” ethos, this watch sees recycled aluminium—28 per cent of which comes from used Nespresso capsules—made into the 42mm case, bezel, crown and pusher, while the rubber and fabric straps both count about 5 per cent used coffee grounds among their fully recycled base materials.
Nespresso’s “N” is found engraved on the crown, and the bright olive green livery takes inspiration from Nespresso’s Master Origins Peru Organic capsule, containing Arabica crafted by smallholder farmers in the Andes. Not just a material and aesthetic achievement, the watch runs on the HUB1280 Unico self-winding chronograph flyback movement, with 72 hours of power reserve. In a limited edition of 200, the Hublot Big Bang Unico Nespresso Origin is part of Nespresso’s Second Life initiative, which seeks alternative outcomes for used aluminium coffee capsules in partnership with other Swiss brands.
PHOTOGRAPHY JAYA KHIDIR
STYLING GREGORY WOO
PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT NATALIE DYKES
STYLING ASSISTANT YULIA SEE
LAMPS COURTESY OF CULT DESIGN