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Power Watches for Superheroes

POWER WATCHES FOR SUPERHEROES

To mark the screening of Avenger: Infinity War, which brings together the biggest ensemble of our favourite Marvel characters on the big screen, we offer the perfect pairing of watch and super warrior.  

Iron Man
Anthony Edward *Tony* Stark, billionaire with a genius level intellect that enables him to invent a wide range of sophisticated devices, including his Iron Man suit.

The Watch: Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture

 

Offering the best of both worlds – mechanical and electronic – Tony Stark would certainly appreciate the Frederique Constant Hybrid for its innovative integration of classical Swiss fine watchmaking principles with 21st century technology. Housed within the 42mm steel case is the manufacture movement FC-750, an automatic calibre featuring an electronic component to enable the Smart Functions, which include activity tracking, sleep monitoring and a GMT function. The watch also has a Watch Analytics function, which users can monitor via their iPhone. In the creation of this timepiece, Frederique Constant developed and patented a unique anti-magnetic shield case.

Captain America
Steven *Steve* Rogers, a master of hand-to-hand combat is an American soldier from World War II who was augmented to superhuman levels with a Super-Soldier formula that also slows his ageing.

The Watch : Tudor Black Bay GMT

The Tudor Black Bay GMT fits the wrist of this super soldier. It is a little old-school (the design takes cues from Tudor diver’s watches in the 1950s), handsome, robust and packed with a 70-hour power reserve and waterproof up to 200m – exactly like Captain America.  Equipped with the in-house MT6552 movement, the 41mm watch offers a GMT function, great for keeping track of time on international missions. Aesthetically, it matches well with Cap’s distinctive style, especially with a bicolour aluminium bezel in the Pepsi-Cola colour scheme. Finish it with a riveted steel bracelet, a “Terra di Siena” brown leather strap with folding clasp and safety catch, or a black fabric strap with a burgundy band.

Hawkeye
Clinton *Clint* Barton, a world-class archer and marksman. His above average reflexes and hand-eye coordination make him the most proficient archer ever known.

The Watch :
Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon

This lightweight timepiece is just perfect for someone who takes pride in pinpoint accuracy. Weighing less than 100g due to the use of carbon composite materials, the Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon won’t risk throwing off anyone’s aim. This 47mm chronograph features Graham’s iconic ‘Bomb Timer’ style pusher and offers a domed scratch-resistant crystal with water resistance of up to 100m. The Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon also comes in a variety of colour schemes such as green, orange and fittingly purple, which blends effortlessly with the uniform of the fan-favourite archer.

Black Widow
Natalia *Natasha* Alianova Romanova aka Natasha Romanoff, spy, athlete, assassin and top S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.

The Watch: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Squadra Lady Duetto

Sleek, stylish and fashionable, the iconic dual face of the Reverso is the consummate companion for a superspy. The reversible case delivers a watch with two different personalities, ideal for a mission that requires the agent to be a social chameleon. Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso Squadra Lady Duetto features an elegant and feminine silhouette that will turn heads. Encased in pink gold and embellished with 73 pavé diamonds, the watch beats with a precise automatic self-winding movement and a 42-hour power reserve. Its black rubber strap features Jaeger-LeCoultre’s quick-change system for fast and easy replacement.

Thor
Thor Odinson, son of Odin and Gaea (King and Queen of Asgard), and the Norse god of thunder and lightning. Trained in the arts of war and highly proficient in hand-to-hand combat and hammer throwing.

The Watch: Zenith Defy Zero G

Thanks to a gyroscopic ‘Gravity Control’ component, the Defy Zero G truly lives up to its name by defying gravity itself. Pairing the iconic El Primero movement with this patented mechanism, the watch maintains the regulating organ and balance wheel in a horizontal position, thus cancelling the effects of gravity – a feature no doubt that will be useful as Thor travels between realms. Highlight of this 44mm timepiece is its skeletonised dial with blue accents along with matching metal bracelet or blue alligator strap. Whether you choose a titanium or rose gold case, this is one timepiece that strikes as a beauty on Earth as well as Asgard.

Hulk
Dr Bruce Banner, a genius nuclear physicist who was caught in a gamma bomb explosion and transformed into the powerful creature called the Hulk. You won’t like it when he’s angry.

The Watch: Montblanc ‘Summit’ Smartwatch

When you’re literally raging hulk with questionable anger issues, you might want an instrument that is able to measure heartrate as well as time – “Sixty seconds to Hulk, smash!”. Montblanc may have produced an answer with its Summit Smartwatch, something that would suit Dr Banner in the calm as well as the Hulk in action. The two-tone PVD-coated stainless steel and rubber timepiece is equipped with alternative analogue and chronograph AMOLED touch displays and is equipped with the Android Wear 2.0 OS complete with 4GB of flash memory and WiFi Connectivity. The built-in fitness tracker and heartrate monitor will surely come in handy to prevent any unnecessary transformations. Affordable with zero compromise on style, it comes with a matching rugged green rubber strap.