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Watches of the Week: 01/03/2021 - 07/03/2021

Another week has come and gone, and just like that we're thrust into the throws of Autumn (or Spring for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere). But the passing of yet another week also means that we've got another Watches of the Week instalment for you. In this week's round-up we'll be highlighting new watches from the likes of Jaquet Droz, Louis Erard and NOMOS Glashütte. Enjoy!

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One

Jaquet Droz has just unveiled three brand new limited edition models of its Grande Seconde Skelet-One.The three new editions include a sky blue, green and yellow model, each limited to 28 pieces and each priced at $26,300USD. Each watch features the Grande Seconde Skelet-One's signature sapphire dial in that distinctive figure-eight design that Jaquet Droz has become so well known for. And each model is encased in a plasma ceramic case measuring 41.50mm across with a white gold oscillating weight visible through the open sapphire caseback.

Maurice Lacroix Aikon Venturer GMT

Maurice Lacroix has, for the first time, introduced the ever useful GMT complication into its Aikon model. To be released in two variations, one with a white dial and an orange GMT hand, and the other with a black dial and a red GMT hand, the Aikon Venturer GMT is a wonderfully appealing timepiece, notwithstanding due to the fact that it draws many similarities with another iconic timepieces but also with its distinctive look and bold details. The Maurice Lacroix Aikon Venturer GMT will be priced at $2,690USD.

NOMOS Glashütte Club Limited Editions

To celebrate the 175th anniversary of watchmaking in Glashütte, NOMOS Glashütte has released three brand new limited edition models that are sure to appease both seasoned collectors as well as newly interested watch folk. The three models include an onyx-black dial version, a navy dial version and an olive-green version, all of which are limited to only 175 pieces each. All three carry with them the same minimalistic Bauhaus styling that the Club is known for, with each piece boasting an in-house movement, dubbed the DUW 5001 calibre. Pricing for the navy and olive-green models is $2,620USD which both come on a textile strap, while the onyx-black model is priced at $2,920USD and comes on a NOMOS Sport bracelet.

Gold Leaf Sculpture of Time

There is much innovation in the world of wristwatches, but rarely do we see that level of craftsmanship extend itself to non-wearable horology. Around Five, the brainchild of Antoine Lorotte and Philippe Vallat, engineer and designer who have worked on many major projects in the past, is a maison that focuses on innovation, creativity, opposition to the norm and rarity. The brand's Sculpture of Time is an incredibly innovative endeavour. It suggests a different way of measuring time and is based on the sun's path, with its curved outline which appears and vanishes behind the horizon. It's as poetic as it is architectural, conceptually unique and aesthetically captivating. The Gold Leaf Sculpture of Time is viscerally striking and paints the picture of opulence and grandeur, expressing the passing of time in one of the most unique of manners.

Louis Erard Excellence Émail Grand Feu Small Seconds

Louis Erard is such an exciting brand that consistently releases watches that offer enormous bang for your buck qualities, like the recent collaborative effort it did with Vianney Halter last year. Now the brand is back with its latest piece, the Excellence Émail Grand Feu Small Seconds. For the first time, Louis Erard has employed the use of a Grand Feu enamel dial by partnering with the renowned Donzé Cadrans enamel workshop which was founded in 1972 by master enameller Francis Donzé. These enamel dials are handmade and exhibit a beautiful creamy colour that is offset wonderfully by blue and beige accents. This is an exquisite timepiece that pays tribute to a bygone era of subtle watchmaking, attention to finer details and mastery by hand. The Louis Erard Excellence Émail Grand Feu Small Seconds will be released in a limited run of only 99 pieces and will be priced at 3,900CHF.

William Wood Watches Triumph Chronograph Collection

With three distinct colourways and a nostalgic quality evident throughout the watch, the new Triumph Chronograph Collection boasts incredible quality and charisma. I think the key word here is charisma, which the Triumph Chronograph absolutely oozes and is super obvious from the get-go. Each model's stainless steel case measures 41mm across and 15.50mm in thickness, with a domed sapphire crystal accentuating the model's vintage flair. You have the choice of either a black, blue or red dial, with each dial option continuing on with the piece's thematic approach of distinctiveness, detailing and pizzazz. The Triumph Chronograph is powered by the Sellita SW510, an automatic chronograph calibre that boasts a power reserve of 48-hours and is visible through the open sapphire caseback. Pricing for the William Wood Watches Triumph Chronograph Collection starts at £1,895 for the first 100 pieces sold, which jumps up to £2,150 following that sale.


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