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Watches of the Week: 04/11/2019 - 10/11/2019

In this week's round up of all the latest watches, we've got some brand new pieces from the likes of H. Moser & Cie, Chopard, TAG Heuer and Richard Mille. Enjoy!

H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Aventurine

With its brilliant and poetic aventurine dial offering a glimpse into the cosmos, H. Moser & Cie's Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Aventurine is a beautiful take on one of horology's most romantic of complications. Available in either a steel or red gold case, the Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Aventurine is a stunning marriage of divinity, of intrigue and of complexity. A movement whose moonphase mechanism has a single day's deviation every 1,027 years, a star studded dial that is reminiscent of that of the night sky and a simplistic take on what is, essentially, something that is supremely complex and difficult to execute. Both pieces are limited to only 50 models in their respective metals, with the steel variation costing $55,300AUD and the red gold model costing $63,300AUD.

Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Rat

Representing optimism and prosperity, the Rat is the next animal to bring in the new Chinese new year. Featuring a Urushi dial, an ancestral Japanese art, depicting the Rat in a very somber yet very beautiful manner, the Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Rat is as exquisite as it is detailed. The Rat symbolises intelligence and perspicacity, and with such minutiae details throughout the timepiece, the execution of the L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Rat is well befitting of 2020's Zodiac. The L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Rat is limited to only 88 pieces and will be made available in an 18k rose gold case.

TAG Heuer Monaco 02

For the first time ever, the Monaco will now feature an in-house movement. TAG Heuer pulled out all the stops with the new Monaco 02, representing perhaps a new generation of Monaco timepieces that still pay tribute to its illustrious past, but with an eye for the future, too. The Monaco 02 features a sunray blue dial and a 39mm by 39mm steel case. All very much in-keeping with what we've all come to expect from a TAG Heuer Monaco. But, the new Monaco 02's beating heart comes not from an external movement manufacturer. Instead, and impressively so, it comes from TAG Heuer and is aptly named the calibre 02. It features a very respectable 80 hour power reserve, has a column wheel with vertical clutch chronograph, as well as all the tell tale signs of a well made movement. The Monaco 02 is priced at $5,950USD.

Panerai Submersible Verde MIlitare 42mm

Panerai's reference number PAM01055, otherwise known as the Submersible Verde Militare, is the brand's very first e-commerce exclusive timepiece. Available in a limited run of only 500 pieces and sold only through Panerai's e-commerce channels, the Submersible Verde MIlitare is a look into the future of Panerai's commercial approach to watchmaking (if all goes well, I presume). The Submersible Verde MIlitare features a military green that extends from the dial to the rubber strap. The 42mm wide and 14.37mm thick stainless steel case seems utilitarian in nature, and while it definitely is durable, by the looks of things it seems comfortable and well constructed. A definitive winner in my books. Panerai's Submersible Verde MIlitare is priced at $8,700USD and is available now.

Richard MIlle RM 52-06 Tourbillon Mask

If you've got a $698,000USD burning a hole in your pocket and you really want to step it up for 2020's Halloween, look no further than Richard Mille's latest piece: the RM 52-06 Tourbillon Mask. With a mask that can be interpreted as being anything from a kabuki mask, a gladiator's mask or a superhero's mask, the RM 52-06 is a confronting and extremely delightful take on utilising humanistic features to appease and intrigue. The mask comes in either titanium (PVD treated) or in white gold and is integrated into the movement, acting as the wheel train and the tourbillon bridge. It will be made in four variations, each limited to only 18 pieces. The first, which is the one seen here, is the Carbon TPT model. The rest will be made with a Quartz TPT, which means a more colourful look to the cases. Available exclusively to the Americas.


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