Welcome back to the Watches of the Week, our regular series where we feature the newest watch releases of the past seven days. In this week's edition, we'll be featuring new watches from the likes of Audemars Piguet, Angelus, Blancpain and H. Moser & Cie. Enjoy!
New Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon Models
Audemars Piguet continues its onslaught on 2021 with an epic release of 6 new Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon models. Crafted in either white or pink gold with each piece bedazzled with an array of coloured gemstones and diamonds, these new Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon definitely position themselves comfortably within that "bling" segment of haute horlogerie.
New Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 37mm Models
Yep, another set of new releases from Audemars Piguet. This time in the expansion of its 15452 series with two new models in 37mm. Available in either white or pink gold, both pieces feature a meticulous setting of diamonds and colourful gemstones with a guilloché dial with either grey or beige cues. Add to that the new satin-finished calfskin leather strap and what you get is a particularly beautiful, wearable and contrasting package that is supremely versatile and invigorating.
New from Angelus is the U53, a purpose-built high complicated diver's watch fitted with a one-minute flying tourbillon. Angelus makes one of my all-time favourite watches, the intricate U30 Tourbillon Rattrapante, so my eyes and ears are always open for a new piece from the maison. The U53, made in a limited run of 25 pieces, is a stunning haute horlogerie example of a true diver's watch, complete with Angelus' trademark openworking and architectural case structure.
Blancpain Ladybird Colours
From Blancpain we have the new Ladybird Colours, which ushers in a new generation of feminine watches for Blancpain's collectors and enthusiasts. Available in seven different case and strap combinations, the new Ladybird Colours features a white mother-of-pearl dial, a case made from either red or white gold and 2.2 carats worth of gemsetting, which amounts to 126 diamonds. The best bit is perhaps the use of Blancpain's Calibre 1153, a mechanical movement with a power reserve of about 4 days. The end result is a beautiful and classical timepiece for the female collector that talks the talk and walks the walk.
Ralph Lauren Polo Watch
Drawing inspiration from the iconicity and infamy of Ralph Lauren's infamous polo rider, the new Ralph Lauren Polo Watch continues the brand's thematic approach to what truly is a cultural icon. The three new models feature a white lacquered dial, with the polo player depicted in the centre of the dial from multiple 3D prints, ensuring a rich and striking colour palette. The new Ralph Lauren Polo Watch sits atop either a stainless steel bracelet or a leather strap as well as a rubber strap and is powered by the Swiss-made calibre RL200 automatic movement.
H. Moser & Cie Dual Time Heritage
New from H. Moser & Cie is the Dual Time Heritage. Encased in 42mm of stainless steel and featuring a beautiful burgundy fumé dial with a sunburst dial, the new Dual Time Heritage draws inspiration from the Moser pocket watches and early 20th century models currently display in the Moser museum in Schaffhausen. This is an interesting model that balances the bold with the sleek in package that is supremely wearable and unique.
Raymond Weil Maestro Automatic Open Heart
Raymond Weil has jumped on the salmon-dial bandwagon with its latest piece, the Maestro Automatic Open Heart. Featuring a beautiful and subtle salmon dial complimented with blued steel hands and Roman numerals, the Maestro Automatic Open Heart is a beautifully understated model in the ever expanding Maestro collection. Add to that the open aperture at noon and what you get is a watch that balances the conservative with the contemporary.