What’s old is new again with these three luxury timepieces re-imagined and re-released for 2019.
Bulova Computron 1976 Re-Edition
In the 1970s, Bulova first released the Computron, which, at the time, was unconventional and futuristic. It featured a trapezoidal case, an LED display on the side and was referred to as a driver’s watch because the wearer could check the time while driving without moving his wrist. The re-edition of the Computron, unveiled at Baselworld 2019, puts a modern spin on the classic displaying the time on the front at an angle. Part of the brand’s Archive series, the Bulova Computron is offered in gold with a red LED display, black silicone with a red LED display and stainless steel with a blue LED display.
Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Moonshine™ Gold Limited Edition
The Speedmaster was the first watch worn on the moon in 1969. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Omega has released a gold Speedmaster that replicates the ones gifted to the NASA astronauts upon their return. Limited to 1,014 pieces, each is presented in a grey ceramic crater box that mimics the lunar surface.
Breitling Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition
The new Navitimer Ref. 806 is not just inspired by the original . . . it’s almost an exact replica. The watch was desgned to match the 1959 model in almost every way, featuring a stainless steel case, black dial, black leather strap and beaded bezel with 94 beads. Breitling’s Manufacture Caliber B09, developed specifically for hisorical re-editions, powers the timepiece. The watch was released as a limited edition of 1959 pieces, each numbered and engraved.
Zenith El Primero A384 Revival
In 1969, the El Primero calibre was introduced as was the first watch to feature the movement. 50 years since its introduction, the El Primero A384 is making its return. Designed to preserve almost everything from the original model, the El Primero A384 Revival features a 37mm faceted steel case and a lacquered black and white dial. The timepiece is not produced in a limited edition, so while it’s exclusive, it’s attainable.
What do you think of these re-editions? Would you rock them?