Watches from the JTH N°4

After all our Geneva Event Specials for Watches and Wonders 2024, the JTH is finally back! Boutiques opening, watchmaking news, celebrity section, crushes and hammer blows fill the program of this exciting 4th edition.

By Chloé Redler

MATWATCHES, Picobello collection

For its 20th Anniversary, the watchmaking brand MATWatches – MAT for Mer (sea), Air and Terre (Earth) – created by Fabrice Pougez, reveals its three new watches, the “Picobello”.

The Picobello collection from MATWatches.

The 39.5 mm case is equipped with a unidirectional rotating bezel. This ceramic bezel has a chronograph function as well, equipped with a luminescent sector dial for an optimal legibility under any circumstances. The legibility is enhanced by off white hands and indexes contrasting with the deep dark dial. With a seconds hand and a rehaut with yellow numbers, the model is manufactured in grade 5 titanium.

The other versions, with respectively cyan or magenta seconds hand, are in 316L steel and equipped with an aluminium bezel. Visible through a crystal sapphire case back, this striking trio houses a mechanical movement with the Soprod M100 automatic winding and a cut out oscillating weight. Each model is handed on a black rubber Tropic strap and a second one either in a black, sand or khaki fabric depending on the different versions.

 The new Picobellos are powered by a self-winding mechanical movement of fine Swiss manufacture (Soprod M100)

As Frank said in the video, this watch is well designed in both technicality and aesthetic. A Frank sans C collaboration soon? One never knows. When Frank loves a watch, he can be extremely persuasive, and the watch doesn’t exist in blue, yet! To be continued…

Sold only by subscription with a 30-day special offer until July 20.

In titanium – 200-piece limited edition
Starting price at €1,180 instead of €1,970

In steel – Starting price at €880 instead of €1,470
150-piece limited edition for the Magenta version, unlimited for the Cyan version.


DIOR, Grand Soir Automate Étoile de Monsieur Dior

Our Charlotte’s crush, the Grand Soir Automate Etoile de Monsieur Dior is full of dreamlike details in reference of Christian Dior’s amazing destiny.

The Dior Grand Soir Automate Étoile de Monsieur Dior.

The story tells that in the evening of the 18th April 1946, the stylist found a star on the ground while walking in the streets of Paris. The providential star became his lucky-charm, his sign to fund his sewing Maison. So be it! At least on the pink mother-of-pearl dial of this 28-limited pieces edition. At 6 o’clock, the iconic building of 30 Avenue Montaigne brightens by its cut out windows. Thanks to the iridescent mother-of-pearl background they give the illusion of letting light out. On a sky punctuated by diamonds, a violet and pink gradient recalling twilight hues and diamonds as stars and pearly clouds provide depth to the scenery.

The scene takes on its full dimension with the two stars brought to life by the ETA quartz movement.

A scenery brought to life by the presence of two stars set with a diamond, one in white gold and the other in rose gold. At the rhythm of an ETA quartz movement with a mechanical automaton developed especially for Dior, both stars dance at the push of a push-button at 3 o’clock decked with 16 diamonds. To grant more magic, the Aquarius constellation – the creator’s – reveals itself to the astute eye with the help of an ultraviolet light. Enhanced by a varnished dark blue calf leather strap, this miniature work of art is housed in a white gold 38 mm case rimed by a bezel set with 142 diamonds and equipped with snow-set lugs.  At the back, the white gold case is ornate with a rose gold star and the magical inscription “Il était une fois…” (Once upon a time…). And last detail, a little notch at 12 o’clock has been made to set time with a key possessed only by the wearer.

Christian Dior’s providential star reappears on the white gold case back.

Price upon request


EBEL, Sport Classic Natural Stones

Jade and Tiger’s Eye got their invitation for the dials of those two new watches from Ebel’s Sport Classic collection.

Ebel Classic Sport jade version.

Limited to 200 pieces each, they protect their wearer with their properties. From pale to deep green, the Jade evokes harmony, serenity, wisdom and fulfilling love. Symbol of courage, power and strength, the Tiger’s Eye captivates with its golden brown to honey yellow hues.

Recalling the shades of a Tiger’s iris, the captivating gemstone stands out with its golden brown to yellow honey hues.

These gemstones are enhanced by eight diamond indexes and yellow gold plated Roman numerals. The precious 29 mm steel and yellow gold case is rimed by a bezel set with 47 diamonds. The bicolour bracelet conveys even more originality to the piece by recalling the case’s materials.  Powered by an ETA quartz movement, the model is rated to 50 meters of water-resistance.


Click here to read the full Ebel Sport Classic technical sheet.


G-SHOCK, GravityMaster GR-B300


The new GravityMaster GR-B300 from G-Shock was inspired by the design of next-generation aircrafts. Its bracelet fits perfectly to the case in carbon-fibre reinforced with steel bio-base resin.  This innovative combination of materials guarantees to provide robustness and lightness to this avant-garde instrument.

The case houses a triple-layered dial which seems to be undeniably deep and recalls cockpits’ instrument panels. The legibility is enhanced by a game of colours – black and white for the B300-1AER; blue and white for the GR-B300-8A2ER – and in darkness by a high-brightness LED light called “Super Illuminator”.

The bezel is equipped with two rings – a metal ring and a urethane ring. Technical elements wise, the rotary disc indicator at 9 o’clock uses a dual-coil motor to ensure a smooth rotation. It informs on the battery’s level, the activation or the deactivation of the alarm and the display of actions linked to each mode. Synchronized to a smartphone, this tool-watch is the perfect companion to manage flight memories. Designed for experienced aviators, this edition functions with solar energy and in Bluetooth®.


Click here to read the full new HR-B300 technical sheet.


HERBELIN, Cap Camarat Square Squelette

Named after a headland south of Saint-Tropez, the Cap Camarat Square collection add to its ranks a new model for the summer. Recalling the Mediterranean sea’s cerulean hues, the watch displays a full-skeleton dial whose horizontal stamped rim sports a cobalt blue colour.

The Cap Camarat Square Squelette’s dial provides a beautiful legibility with facetted rectangular hands and luminescent index. 

The indexes’ luminescent shade can be found on the built-in elastomer strap, enhancing the watch’s sporty chic silhouette. Limited to 500 pieces, the Cap Camarat Square Squelette is beautiful, fair and square, with its 39 mm by 39 mm 316L steel case.  Providing a 41-hour power reserve, the model reveals the rhodium-plated cogs of its calibre of fine Swiss manufacture (Sellita SW-200-1Sc), and is also visible through a crystal sapphire at the back. The model is rated 100 meters of water-resistance.

The square case with rounded angles is equipped with a bezel adorned with six decorative screws, a characteristic of the Cap Camarat collection.

€2,300 – Limited edition of 500 pieces

Technical details:

Brushed and polished 316L stainless steel case
Polished 316L stainless steel bezel with decorative screws
Crystal sapphire
Dimensions: 39 mm x 39 mm; thickness: 10.60 mm
Transparent back
Rated to 100 meters of water-resistance
Skeleton dial with horizontal stamped cobalt blue rim
Sandblasted cobalt blue rehaut with white number indicator
Bevelled indexes coated in luminescent matter
Bevelled hours and minutes hands coated in luminescent matter
Varnished white seconds hand
Minute track on the rehaut
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds
High performance FKM elastomer cobalt blue strap with pin buckle
Self-winding calibre, Swiss manufacture (Sellita, calibre SW-200-1Sc)
41-hour power reserve


SEIKO, Presage Classic Series

Launched in 2016, Seiko’s Presage collection perfectly illustrates the union between Japanese arts and crafts and the Maison’s watchmaking expertise.

The Presage Classic Series collection gets its inspiration from materials and textures of traditional Japanese craft.

The rules apply for the new Presage Classic Series collection which reveals its three watches intimately linked to Japanese craft’s colours, materials and textures. Playground of the brand, the textured dials suggest the softness and flexibility of lustrous silk and reflects light with each movement of the wrist. Following the curves of the domed dials, indexes are slightly curved and seconds hand enhance the depth feeling.

Besides the texture, the dial’s shade differs from the different variations each recalling a traditional Japanese colour. The shiro-iro recalls the non-whiten fabric; the sensaicha and its green-dark brown shade which was trendy during the Edo period; the araigaki echoes the washed-out and whiten hues of the persimmons, close to the champagne colours. The 40.2 mm steel case distinguished itself by its soft and curved surfaces, echoing multiple rows bracelets with undeniable comfort. Rated to 100 meters of water-resistance, those classic three-hands with a date aperture at 3 o’clock, beat at the rhythm of a self-winding calibre providing 72 hours of power reserve. A sapphire crystal case back unveils a cut out oscillating weight.

The double domed sapphire crystal fits the dial perfectly.


Click here to read the full Seiko Presage Classic Series technical sheet.


TAG HEUER, Monaco Chronograph Skeleton

The TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph Skeleton

Revealed for the 14th edition of the Monaco Historic Grand Prix and the opening the new boutique in Monaco, the TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph Skeleton features a 39 mm square case manufactured in black sandblasted DLC grade 2 titanium. The square is a characteristic of the collection launched in 1969.

For a road-proof legibility, the dial houses contrasting red elements – chronograph hands, counters and indexes.

The entirely cut out dial provides a clear view on every cog of its self-winding Heuer 02 calibre which offers an 80-hour power reserve. Contrasted by a date aperture at 6 o’clock and two counters, the dial is punctuated by red chrono hands, red indexes and a red “24” on the date disk recalling the current year. Rated to 100 meters of water-resistance, this model is limited to 50 pieces and fitted on an embossed textured red calf leather strap and on a white rubber strap.

Visible through the screw-down sapphire case back, the self-winding Heuer 02 calibre is ornate with Côtes de Genêve.

€15,100 – Limited edition of 50 pieces

Technical details:

Self-winding HEUER 02 calibre
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph
Black sun-brushed dial
3 counters:

  • 3 o’clock: minutes chronograph in black opal
  • 6 o’clock: permanent second hand indicator; black lacquered hand
  • 9 o’clock: minute chronograph in black opal; red lacquered hand manufactured in red lacquer coated in white Super-LumiNova®

Faceted hour and minute hands in platted black gold and coated in white Super-LumiNova®
Applied rhodium-platted TAG HEUER logo
Date at 6 o’clock coated in white Super-LumiNova®, red “24” on the date disk recalling the launch year
MONACO SWISS MADE engraved on the case
39 mm diameter
Black DLC grade 2 sandblasted titanium case 
Water-resistance: 100 meters
Embossed textured red calf leather strap and white rubber strap
Black DLC grade 2 sandblasted titanium folding clasp, 2 security push-buttons; TAG Heuer crest
Lug-width: 47.4 mm
Thickness: 14.7 mm


ZENITH, Chronomaster Original Triple Calendar

The definitely vintage Chronomaster Original Triple Calendar.

Rated to 50 meters of water-resistance, the 38 mm Chronomaster Original Triple Calendar in steel sports a silver “panda” dial contrasted by three black dials: at 9 o’clock, the small seconds; at 6 o’clock, the 60 minutes with a moon phase above; at 3 o’clock, the 60 seconds. Rimed by a black 1/10th scale, the dial is punctuated by applied indexes and rose gold coloured hands and a date aperture at 10 o’clock facing a month aperture at 2 o’clock. Equipped with a power reserve of 60 hours, the self-winding calibre oscillate at 36,000 A/h and reveals through a sapphire crystal its cogs amongst which a cut out oscillating weight shaped as a star, Zenith’s icon.

The automatic calibre of the Zenith Chronomaster Original Triple Calendar.


Click here to read the full Zenith Chronomaster Original Calendar technical sheet.


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