Being a little advanced in age, learning about Nick Jonas, and what he has accomplished as a musician and actor, would probably take a little work. Some cursory research on the 28-year-old does reveal one thing however. He has fine taste in luxury watches, led by Omega.
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Jonas has been a chart-topper with his music and was nominated for Grammy Awards as a past member of the Jonas Brothers. Tonight the Grammy Awards are happening. And on Friday, timed with that, Jonas released the music video for his newest single, “Spaceman”. In there Omega plays a starring role.
The themes in that song touch on space exploration. So there is no better accessory choice than the Omega Speedmaster Master Chronometer Canopus Gold. The Speedmaster has been part of all six moon landings.
Nick Jonas is the first celebrity to wear the newest iteration of the iconic timepiece, the Canopus Gold, according to Omega. Jonas’ new album landed on Friday.
The 42 mm timepiece has a bracelet made in 18K gold and features sapphire crystal glass on the front and caseback. Inspired by the fourth generation Speedmaster style worn on the moon, it also includes an asymmetrical case, sun-brushed silvery step dial, and the famous dot over 90 on the anodized aluminum bezel ring. The watch is driven by the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861, which powers the small seconds sub-dial, 30-minute recorder, and 12-hour recorder, along with the central chronograph function.
The Speedmaster retails for $61,600.
Breitling’s new Top Time Deus Limited Edition
Nick Jonas and Omega aside, we love Breitling, for a lot of reasons. Aesthetically, they rank among the most beautiful men’s watches anywhere. A lot of that has to do with their connection to aviation, dating back to the 1930s. Their partnerships with pilots, as brand ambassadors, including with the Royal Air Force, heightened demand for them. Dashboard instruments for major airline companies like Boeing were made by Breitling.
Breitling is not only men’s watch brand, but a top luxury brand. So when anything new comes out we take notice. The latest release is the Top Time Deus Limited Edition, a partnership with the Australian lifestyle brand Deus Ex Machina.
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The themes of adventure that flow through the brand very much carry on here. Breitling will now also be the official timekeeper of the Deus Swank Rally – the motorcycle championship featuring vintage bikes. That’s held in locations around the world, including Italy, Australia, France and Bali.
“Bikers, boarders, surfers, digital nomads … this is a timepiece for dynamic people of action, purposes and style,” says Breitling CEO Georges Kern.
Co-designed with Deus Ex Machina, the Top Time Deus chronograph is a nod to Breitling’s original 1960s edition. The back of its 41-mm stainless-steel case features the iconic Deus artwork – a retro-looking motorcyclist in flight. The timepiece is powered by the Breitling Caliber 23, a COSC-certified chronometer, with a power reserve of 48 hours.
It costs $5,990. Head to the Breitling website to order it.
Jaguar-Bremont team up
If true luxury is being measured more by the uniqueness and exclusivity of experiences, then Jaguar and Bremont have teamed up for something that should strike a chord.
Sixty years ago the Jaguar E-Type was first launched at the Geneva Motor Show, a sportscar that more than any other symbolized the rollicking, glamorous, swinging 1960s. Enzo Ferrari famously said: “Jaguar’s E-Type is the most beautiful car in the world.”
To help commemorate the anniversary, Bremont has come out with a limited edition box set featuring one of two different coloured bezel chronographs. Sixty pieces are in green. Sixty are in grey. Included in your package as well is Bremont’s first ever rally timer. The rally timer incorporates two mechanical instruments – a stop watch with a tachymeter on the left, and a clock with sub seconds on the right. Both are mounted on a back plate. The display would look great on a work desk, even mounted in a car.
Here is where the experience comes in. Those 120 customers get to take part in a driving experience hosted by Jaguar – taking the wheel of one of three E-Types at the Jaguar Fen End facility in the United Kingdom.
The watches feature a black dial inspired by the E-type’s instrument gauges. The chamfered hour and minute hands replicate the car’s tachometer needle. The bezel and strap colours match the E-type 60 Edition pantones of ‘Flat Out Grey’ and ‘Drop Everything Green’.