Welcome to another round up of all the latest watch news and releases in our regular series, Watches of the Week. In this week's edition we'll be featuring new watches from Louis Erard, Jaquet Droz and Breguet. Enjoy!
Le Triptyque Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein
Louis Erard revists Alain Silberstein's creativity with the ultimate trio. Given what Louis Erard 'Carte Blanche', Alain Silberstein extended his wonderful uniqueness to each of the three timepieces, with pops of colour and vivid examples of unique shapes and forms adorning each piece. You can purchase the box set of all three pieces in a limited run of only 78 pieces for 11,111CHF.
Arnold & Son HM "Horological Society of New York"
Arnold & Son has donated a piece unique model to the Horological Society of New York. The piece in question is the HM "Horological Society of New York" to Phillips HSNY, a delightfully artistic timepiece that depicts the Manhattan Bridge in amongst what very much is typical New York architecture. The HM "Horological Society of New York" to Phillips HSNY has a wonderful secret in its day-night displays. During the day, the bridge is displayed against a mother-of-pearl sky, while at night some of the windows in the buildings, the street lights and the Manhattan Bridge are illuminated by the addition of Super-LumiNova materials.
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Dragon
Made in collaboration with John Howe, best known for his artistic direction in The Lord of the Rings showcase, the new Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Dragon blends the worlds of artistry, cinematography, drama and watchmaking in one. Limited to only 18 pieces, the Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Dragon depicts a stunning dragon portrayal against a dark blue Grand Feu enamel dial, encased in either red or white gold. My choice would definitely be the white gold variation, with both models priced at $55,900AUD.
Breguet Marine Collection Additions
Breguet has expanded its contemporary Marine collection with new rose gold and titanium models. The new rose gold variations will feature a slate-grey dial, while the titanium models have a blue dial. These new case options will be offered with the Marine 5517, 5527 and 5547 models. As much as I like the lightness of a titanium case, there's just something about a rose gold Breguet with a slate-grey dial. Definitely my pick.
Chopard Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition
Chopard has, for the 34th consecutive year, announced its partnership with the history car race, the 1000 Miglia car rally. Running from June 16th to June 19th, the 2021 1000 Miglia will see the usual direction of the course reversed, meaning that the 375 entries will travel 1,618KM in a counterclockwise direction. And so, to celebrate this, Chopard has unveiled the Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition, a timepiece that truly embodies the raw and invigorating passion of motor racing. The Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition has plenty of motorsport-inspired cues, including slate-grey galvanic dials, contrasting chapter rings and chronograph sub-dials with red-tipped markers, as well as dashboard-inspired white-lacquered markings on the black ceramic insert of the tachymetre bezel.
Panerai Announces New Ambassador with Jeremy Jauncey
Panerai has announced Jeremy Jauncey to its team of global ambassadors on the 8th of June which is the international World Oceans Day. Jeremy Jauncey is a renowned travel and environmental changemaker and is the CEO of Beautiful Destinations, an award-winning strategy and creative agency for travel businesses. He has a deep rooted passion for adventure and environmentally sustainable practices, which aligns perfectly with Panerai's direction for sustainability and use of recycled materials. Can't wait to see what collaborative efforts will come from this partnership.
Franck Muller Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton
Franck Muller unveils its latest invention in the Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton. The openworked nature of the piece draws all focus to the main event, the incredible triple axis tourbillon. An air of magnificence adorns the Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton, very much crowned by that spectacular tourbillon carriage at 6 o'clock. Speechless.
Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Red Radar Ceramic
Clad in 42mm of ceramic and featuring a novel way to display the time through a radar-stylised dial, the new Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Red Radar Ceramic is an intriguing proposition that joins Bell & Ross' ever-expanding Instrument Collection. Limited to only 999 pieces, the new Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Red Radar Ceramic will be priced at $5,600AUD.
Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud
To celebrate its 8th year as the Bol d'Or Mirabaud's official timekeeper, Hublot has unveiled the new Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud. Featuring a lovely combination of blues and greys encased in black ceramic, the new Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud's aesthetic is subtle yet detailed enough to captivate and enthrall. Priced at $13,200USD, the Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud is smack-bang right in the middle of some pretty stiff competition, but with that very distinct yet low-key colourway I'm sure it will put up a good fight.