The Best Metallic Grey Watches On Show At LVMH Watch Week Dubai

15 January 2020
Watches, LVMH, TAG Heuer, Bvlgari, HUBLOT, Zenith, DUBAI WATCH WEEK
Record-breaking movements, new bracelets and classic re-issues all came in a grey metallic finish

LVMH, the holding group and owners of Tag Heuer, Bvlgari, Hublot and Zenith are holding the inaugural LVMH Dubai Watch Week.

The event, held at the Bvlgari residences, Dubai, is a chance to see novelties from some of the world’s best watch brands.

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Often, without any prior planning, trends immediately emerge. Today, the theme appeared to be metallic finishes. Be it steel or titanium, the sport watch is back.

Here are three of the best examples we saw today

Bvlgari’s Octo Finissimo

Bvlgari’s Octo Finissimo is famous for setting world records. In its five iterations it already has the record for: slimmest skeleton watch, slimmest automatic movement, slimmest chronograph, slimmest tourbillon movement and slimmest minute repeater.

Previously available in carbon fibre or titanium Bvlgari are now offering it in steel, with improved water resistance, courtesy of a screw-down crown. You can now take this ultra slim, fine watch down to a depth of 100m. In steel, it becomes a serious competitor for the sportier watches on the market.

Hublot Big Bang Integral

Hublot’s Big Bang has an entirely new integrated strap. Available in three finishes: King Gold, Titanium and All Black ceramic, it transforms the iconic Hublot model.

The 42mm case contains the UNICO self-winding chronograph flyback movement, housed under anti-reflective sapphire crystal.

Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe said of the watch "Titanium is there to change how this watch feels on the wrist, rathet than how iot looks, because it's twice as light as steel."

The all-black model is limited to 500 pieces which you can expect to sell out fast. In the meantime, the titanium model, pictured here, is another fine example of a metallic finish sports watch.

Zenith El Primero 8384 Revival

Almost an exact replica of a model first issued by Zenith in the 60s, the revival has a beautiful, retro feel to it, with the panda dial, steel case and red second hand.

The updated version features the Zenith logo on the crown and an open case back. Zenith have also used a steel ‘ladder’ bracelet that resembles, you’ve guessed it, a ladder. It’s an extremely smart addition to the already excellent El Primero line-up.