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Watches of the Week: 03/02/2020 - 09/02/2020

Another week down, another round up of all the latest watches releases of the past seven days in our regular series 'Watches of the Week'. In this instalment we have the newest pieces from the likes of IWC, Panerai, Timex and Bell & Ross. Enjoy!

IWC Portugieser Chronograph

Finally IWC has introduced a series-produced regular production Portugieser Chronograph with an in-house movement. The calibre in question is the IWC 69255, an automatic chronograph movement measuring 30mm across and featuring a power reserve of just under 2-days. The new production Portugieser Chronograph is available with either a 41mm by 13mm stainless steel or red gold case. The steel models come with either a black, blue or silver dial, while the gold model will come with either a silver or black dial. As Bruce Springsteen once said, 'It's been a long time coming but now it's here'. The steel model will be priced at $7,950USD while the red gold version will be priced at $17,800USD.

Panerai Luminor Marina Carbotech

Panerai's PAM01661 features a 44mm wide case constructed out of Carbotech. At 44mm in diameter, you may be thinking that that size equates to a fair amount of heft. But, in the case of the Luminor Marina Carbotech, it doesn't. At 96 grams, the case is super light but not at the expense of durability. This is done by stacking layers of carbon fiber on top of each other, alternating the grain after every layer. The carbon is then pressurised at a high temperature and fused together with a binding matrix. This means that not only is the case, but it's also unbelievably strong. The Panerai Luminor Marina Carbotech is priced at a very approachable €12,500.

Bell & Ross Introduces Three New Vintage Models

As the title suggests, Bell & Ross has just dropped three brand now vintage-inspired models. The first is the GMT Blue, featuring a stunning sunray navy blue dial obviously geared to the globetrotting traveller. The second is the Military Green, with a heavy focus on military-inspired colours, durability and a sense of belonging in adventure. The third piece is the Aeronavale Bronze which features a stunning bronze case, a vivid blue sunray dial and evidence of nautical influence throughout. The GMT Blue is priced from €2,900, the Military Green is priced from €2,700 and the Aeronavale Bronze is priced at €4,900.

Linde Werdelin Spidolite Titanium Arktis Blue and Summit Green

Bold, masculine, aggressive, contemporary and in-your-face seem to sum up my sentiments of the new Spidolite Titanium Arktis Blue and Summit Green pieces from Linde Werdelin. Both pieces feature a similar aesthetic, bar the different coloured dials. Both feature sharp lines, deep crevasses and an almost industrial look. And both would look superb on my wrist. Each piece is limited to 75 pieces, with each piece coming with two straps, one in rubber and the other in textile. The Linde Werdelin Spidolite Titanium Arktis Blue and Summit Green is priced at 8,400GBP.

Timex M79 Automatic

Aka the common-man's Batman, Timex's M79 Automatic features the distinct 'Batman' bezel, albeit in a package that won't cost you many thousands of dollars (even though we're not entirely sure what the price will be, yet). The M79 does away with the battery-powered movements of the past and instead uses a Japanese-made automatic movement. Yay. Like we said we don't know how much it will cost, nor do we know when it will be released. But you can register your interest below. We already have.


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