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Watches of the Week: 06/07/2020 - 12/07/2020

Another week down, another round up of all the latest watches in our regular series, Watches of the Week. In this week's instalment covering all of the new watches of the past seven days, we'll be featuring new pieces from the likes of Audemars Piguet, Ressence and Bovet. Enjoy!

Audemars Piguet CODE 11.59 Now With Lacquer Dials

Audemars Piguet's CODE 11.59 Selfwinding and Selfwinding Chronographs now feature gradient lacquer dials. Available in five different colour variations, red, black, white, and purple, these lacquer dials do well look great and aesthetically they are incredibly enjoyable to look at. The graduated look emphasises the dome structure of the dial to great effect. Also introduced is a white gold case with a pink gold section sandwiched in the middle. A cool, modern take on the traditional two-tone, perhaps? The Selfwinding models are priced at $26,800USD, while the Selfwinding Chronograph models are priced at $42,400USD.

Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two

New from Bovet is the striking Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two. Encased in sapphire and providing a virtually uninterrupted view of the inner works of the calibre 17DM06-DT, the Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two is certainly not going to appeal to everyone's tastes. The Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two features a tourbillon, a three-dimensional double-hemisphere moon-phase indicator and a world time with a second time zone indicator. It's available with a convex dial in either blue or green quartz, or in aventurine glass. The price for all of this starts at $383,000USD and works its way upwards from there with many bespoke options. 

New Omega Constellation Gent's Collection

Omega has unveiled the new Constellation collection geared towards the male collector. Measuring 41mm in diameter, the new Constellation is available on a variety of metal options such as stainless steel, steel with a ceramic bezel, two-tone variants along with a full blown solid Sedna Gold model. Available on either a rubber or leather strap or with the option of adding a bracelet from the 39mm Constellation collection, the new 41mm Constellation has something for everyone. Omega's 41mm Constellation is priced from $5,850USD.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Line

Parmigiani Fleurier's approach to the Tonda GT is one that combines luxury with sports in a package that is quintessentially different. First is the Tondagraph GT, which has a distinctly sporty look to it that is both engaging, intuitive and rather modern. The Tondagraph GT is priced from 18,500CHF. Next is the Tonda GT. With a similar look to the Tondagraph GT, bar the chronograph sub-dials, the Tonda GT features a unique design accentuated by that big date window at 12 o'clock. The Tonda GT is priced from 13,500CHF.

Ressence Type 1 Slim X

To celebrate a decade since its inception, Ressence has released the Type 1 Slim X. Encased in 42mm of grade 2 titanium, the Type 1 Slim X features the manufacturer's iconic satellite time-telling system within a deep olive green dial that looks outstanding. While I personally don't find Ressence all that appealing, I can definitely appreciate the ingenious behind the brand and the refreshing approach it has taken to portraying the passing of the time. The Type 1 Slim X is limited to 40 pieces and will be priced at €19,500.

H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Centre Seconds Swiss Mad Red

With a similar dial as the Swiss Mad watch, the Pioneer Centre Seconds Swiss Mad Red is a wonderful blend of luxury, sports and individuality. This is a bold watch, mainly due to the eye-catching red fume dial. The Pioneer line is H. Moser & Cie's solution to the desire for a high-end sports watch, and I think it has hit the nail bang on the head. The original blue dial version is my preference here, but I do see the appeal of the red dial. The H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Centre Seconds Swiss Mad Red is priced at 12,900CHF.

Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer Limited Edition  

A chronometer certified watch with a newly decorated movement from Glashütte Original was always going to grab my attention, so here it is. Clad in 42mm of white gold, the Senator Chronometer Limited Edition has a lovely silver-plated gold dial with ornate blued steel hands. I love the design of the date window, the recessed sub-dials and the minute track surrounding the dial. This is a charming watch that is elegant, classical and supremely beautiful. The Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer Limited Edition is priced at $45,000AUD.

TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph Calibre Heuer 02 

Originally launched in 1963, the TAG Heuer Carrera has evolved and changed over the decades, but its foundational DNA has continued to resonate. The Carrera Sport Chronograph Calibre Heuer 02 comes in four variations, each measuring 44mm across and 15.27mm in thickness. These are big, bulky, solid daily wearers that can handle a beating and come out the other side looking as fresh as a daisy. TAG Heuer has priced the Carrera Sport Chronograph Calibre Heuer 02 relatively well, with prices starting at $5,750USD (which converts to about $8,250 locally).


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