Welcome back to Watches Of The Week. The last edition covered most of LVMH's releases during their annual Watch Week, which featured new pieces from TAG Heuer, Zenith and Hublot.
This week was highlighted by some incredible new watches, with Zenith unveiling one of the coolest renditions of the Chronomaster Sport, Piaget reviving a cultural icon and Hermès releasing a beautiful celestial inspired work of art.
Happy reading and have a great week ahead.
Zenith Chronomaster Sport Titanum
The Zenith Chronomaster Sport Titanium is a meticulously crafted timepiece renowned for its precision, durability, and sophisticated design. Featuring a titanium case, this watch combines lightweight comfort with robustness, ideal for active lifestyles. Its chronograph function, powered by the renowned El Primero movement, offers exceptional accuracy and functionality, while the sporty yet elegant aesthetic ensures versatility for both casual and formal occasions. With its attention to detail, superior craftsmanship, and advanced technical features, the Zenith Chronomaster Sport Titanium exemplifies excellence in horology, appealing to discerning enthusiasts and collectors alike.
Urwerk UR-100V “Lightspeed”
The Urwerk UR-100V "Lightspeed" represents a pinnacle of innovation and craftsmanship in the realm of luxury watchmaking. Encased in Grade 5 titanium, its unique design showcases a satellite complication that displays both time and distance traveled on a rotating carousel, providing a captivating visual representation of the Earth's movement through space. The movement, meticulously engineered in-house, ensures precise timekeeping while also offering a 48-hour power reserve. Boasting a futuristic aesthetic and cutting-edge technology, the UR-100V merges artistry with functionality, making it a coveted timepiece for horological connoisseurs seeking unparalleled performance and design excellence.
Hermès Horloger Arceau Petite Lune
The Hermès Horloger Arceau Petite Lune epitomizes elegance and sophistication, combining traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design. Encased in stainless steel or rose gold, its refined aesthetic is characterized by the iconic Arceau case and distinctive asymmetrical lugs. The watch features a moon phase complication displayed at 6 o'clock, adding a touch of celestial charm to its minimalist dial. Powered by a self-winding movement, it offers reliable timekeeping with a 42-hour power reserve. With its attention to detail and timeless appeal, the Arceau Petite Lune embodies the essence of luxury horology, appealing to those with a discerning taste for understated refinement.
Hermès Horloger Slim d'Hermès Le Sacre des Saisons
The Hermès Horloger Slim d'Hermès Le Sacre des Saisons is a pinnacle of haute horlogerie, marrying exquisite craftsmanship with artistic expression. Encased in precious materials such as rose or white gold, its slender profile epitomizes understated luxury, adorned with intricate motifs inspired by nature and the passing of seasons. The dial, adorned with enamel or marquetry, serves as a canvas for the meticulous depiction of seasonal scenes, showcasing the brand's dedication to artistic excellence. Powered by a self-winding movement meticulously crafted in-house, it ensures accurate timekeeping with a generous power reserve. With its fusion of technical prowess and aesthetic beauty, the Slim d'Hermès Le Sacre des Saisons stands as a testament to Hermès' commitment to innovation and artistry in the realm of high-end watchmaking.
Piaget Polo 1979
The Piaget Polo 1979 is a tribute to the iconic timepiece originally introduced in 1979, blending timeless design with contemporary sophistication. Encased in gold, the watch features the distinctive cushion-shaped case and integrated bracelet characteristic of the Polo collection. Its dial, adorned with a horizontal pattern reminiscent of a polo shirt texture, exudes sporty elegance and may incorporate additional complications such as chronograph or date functions. Powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, the Polo 1979 ensures precise timekeeping while exemplifying Piaget's commitment to craftsmanship and innovation. With its seamless fusion of heritage-inspired aesthetics and modern refinement, this timepiece epitomizes Piaget's legacy of luxury watchmaking, appealing to connoisseurs who appreciate both tradition and contemporary flair in horology.
Panerai Luminor Due PAM01424
The Panerai Luminor Due PAM01424 epitomizes the brand's iconic design language while offering a contemporary, slimmed-down profile. Encased in stainless steel, its 42mm diameter case retains the distinctive cushion shape and patented crown-protecting bridge characteristic of the Luminor collection, ensuring water resistance up to 30 meters. Powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, the watch boasts a three-day power reserve and features a date complication at 3 o'clock for added functionality. With its classic yet modern aesthetic, the Luminor Due PAM01424 appeals to both enthusiasts of Panerai's heritage and those seeking a versatile timepiece suitable for everyday wear.
Girard-Perregaux Laureato 34mm High Jewellery
The Girard-Perregaux Laureato 34mm High Jewellery timepiece embodies opulence and precision in a compact and elegant form. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the watch features a 34mm case adorned with a dazzling array of diamonds, showcasing Girard-Perregaux's expertise in haute joaillerie. The dial, also embellished with diamonds, houses finely crafted hour markers and hands, ensuring readability without compromising on luxury. With its combination of exquisite design and exceptional craftsmanship, this timepiece is a testament to Girard-Perregaux's commitment to creating timeless treasures for discerning collectors and aficionados of fine watchmaking.
Jacob & Co. Mystery Tourbillon Twin Dragons
The Jacob & Co. Mystery Tourbillon Twin Dragons represents a fusion of horological expertise and artistic innovation. Encased in precious materials such as rose gold or titanium, its intricate design features two sculpted dragon figures that flank the central tourbillon, creating a mesmerizing visual spectacle. The tourbillon, seemingly suspended in mid-air without any visible connection to the movement, showcases the brand's mastery of high complications. Powered by a manually wound movement, the watch offers exceptional precision and a power reserve of up to 72 hours. With its avant-garde design and technical prowess, the Mystery Tourbillon Twin Dragons exemplifies Jacob & Co.'s commitment to pushing the boundaries of traditional watchmaking, appealing to collectors who appreciate both mechanical complexity and artistic craftsmanship.
Franck Muller Vanguard Dragon Skeleton
The Franck Muller Vanguard Dragon Skeleton is a testament to the brand's expertise in blending mechanical mastery with artistic design. Itsdistinctive silhouette is characterized by bold lines and a dynamic aesthetic. The skeletonized dial, adorned with intricate dragon motifs, showcases the intricate inner workings of the movement, creating a captivating visual experience. Powered by a manual-winding mechanical movement, the watch offers precise timekeeping and a power reserve of up to 42 hours. With its fusion of avant-garde design and technical innovation, the Vanguard Dragon Skeleton exemplifies Franck Muller's commitment to pushing the boundaries of traditional watchmaking, appealing to aficionados who seek both horological excellence and distinctive style.
Tudor Goes Full Throttle In New Formula 1 Partnership
The announcement of Tudor entering the world of Formula 1, with the CEO of Visa Cash App RB Formula One Team stating the following: "We are delighted to welcome TUDOR to our team. They have a long history in motorsport, dating back to the 60s when they first got involved in sports car racing, as well as historic racing and rallying” commented Peter Bayer, CEO of Visa Cash App RB Formula One Team. “Now, the Swiss watch company has seized the opportunity to move up to the very pinnacle of motorsport, joining us, as we tackle the 2024 Formula 1 World Championship with our new Visa Cash App RB identity. Our team will be challenging the status quo in Formula 1 with a strong identity, unique style and uncompromising quality – just like Tudor watches.”
Jaquet Droz Imperial Dragon Automaton Red Gold
The Jaquet Droz Imperial Dragon Automaton Red Gold timepiece is a masterpiece that seamlessly integrates intricate mechanical engineering with artistic craftsmanship. Encased in luxurious red gold, its design pays homage to Chinese cultural heritage, featuring a meticulously crafted dragon motif on the dial, rendered in exquisite detail. The highlight of this timepiece is the automaton complication, where the dragon's eyes come to life, animating as the wearer activates the mechanism. Powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, the watch not only offers accurate timekeeping but also provides a mesmerizing display of horological artistry. With its fusion of tradition, innovation, and artistic expression, the Imperial Dragon Automaton Red Gold exemplifies Jaquet Droz's dedication to creating timeless works of horological art that captivate and inspire.