Watches of the Week: 03/05/2021 - 09/05/2021
Another week down, another round up of all the latest watch releases in our regular series, Watches of the Week. In this week's instalment, we'll be featuring new pieces from Breitling, Ulysse Nardin and Angelus. Enjoy!
You can check out last week's releases here.
Breitling Super Chronomat
Breitling continues to expand its ever-popular and refreshed Chronomat collection. Originally released in the 1980s, the Chronomat was reintroduced to the world last year with 32mm, 36mm and 42mm models being made available. Now, Breitling has unveiled the Super Chronomat, made up of two models each measuring 44mm in diameter. The first model is the Super Chronomat B01 44, which is a chronograph model and is available with either a stainless steel or red gold case, along with several bracelet and strap options. Interestingly enough, one of the strap options includes a stainless steel bracelet with a UTC module for all you adventurers out there. The second piece is the Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar. Along with a chronograph, the Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar features a four-year calendar (which doesn't account for leap years) and a moon phase indicator. It's also available in either a stainless steel or a two-tone case. The Super Chronomat B01 44 will be priced from $11,990AUD while the Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar will be priced from $20,990AUD.
Angelus U30 Tourbillon Rattrapante
Previously available with a polished titanium case, the Angelus U30 Tourbillon Rattrapante is back and it's better than ever. A little back story: A first went hands-on with the titanium Angelus U30 Tourbillon Rattrapante back in 2016 and since that fate-driven day I have been completely enamoured and infatuated by the Angelus U30 Tourbillon Rattrapante. A truly spectacular piece, the Angelus U30 Tourbillon Rattrapante combined a tourbillon and a flyback rattrapante function, all of which was visible through the openworked dial. Fast forward to 2021 and Angelus has reinvigorated one of its most complicated timepieces, cladding it in black DLC titanium. The result is one badass timepiece that ticks all of my boxes and makes me giddy.
Ulysse Nardin Freak X Razzle Dazzle
There is absolutely nothing subtle about the Ulysse Nardin Freak X. With its exposed carousel, the Freak X is loud, boisterous and indeed a scintillating sight. So, what does Ulysse Nardin do to enhance the Freak X's already incredible aesthetic? Well, it gives the dial one of the most unusual forms of military camouflage ever, Razzle Dazzle. First developed for naval warfare during WWI to confuse the enemy and make it difficult for them to estimate the ship's distance and speed, here we are in 2021 with Ulysse Nardin utilising the same pattern to enhance what is already one of the most intriguing contemporary timepieces. Angular and geometric, the pattern of the Freak X Razzle Dazzle is complimented by the smooth dance of the exposed carousel, a combination that words phenomenally well. The Ulysse Nardin Freak X Razzle Dazzle is a limited edition piece with only 30 pieces being made and priced at $27,300USD.