Watches of the Week: 08/11/2021 - 14/11/2021
Welcome back to Watches of the Week, our regular series where we feature all of the new watches of the past seven days. In this week's edition, we'll be covering new watches from Blancpain, Arnold & Son, Panerai and Tudor. Enjoy!
You can check out last week's releases right here.
Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph
Blancpain's latest piece is the new Air Command Flyback Chronograph. Originating in the mid-1950s, the Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph has been rejuvenated and reinvigorated, this time clad in either a red gold or titanium 42.50mm wide case. Featuring satin-brushed and polished surfaces, the Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph's case opens the door to what is a timeless chronograph facade. I really like this piece, particularly in titanium. It has the look of a far more expensive chronograph, complete with an open sapphire caseback which reveals the maison's in-house F388B movement. Big, big fan.
Tudor Pelagos FXD
Tudor's latest release was made to commemorate its longstanding relationship with the French Navy which began in 1956. The Tudor Pelagos FXD was created in collaboration with the French Navy's combat swimmers, the prestigious Commando Hubert, and features a new titanium case with fixed strap bars, a bidirectional titanium bezel with a ceramic insert, a Navy blue matte dial as well as the maison's workhorse in-house movement, the manufacture calibre MT5602.
Arnold & Son Double Tourbillon Jade
Arnold & Son has been a bit quiet on the new-release front. But here it is again, stunning the world with its latest and greatest. The Double Tourbillon, available in either red or white gold, incredibly features two independent tourbillons, sitting atop a dazzling green jade dial, contrasted beautifully by white opal. The end result is a highly technical, very intricate and supremely complex timepiece that is without question haute horlogerie of the highest regard.
Panerai Piccolo Due
Panerai has unveiled two new pieces made exclusively for the female collector in the form of the PAM01247 and the PAM0148. Like yin and yang, the two new Panerai Piccolo Due models each have an enigmatic spirit of their own. The PAM01247 features a darker aesthetic with an anthracite dial, while the PAM0148 instead features a vivid ivory sun-brushed dial, both complemented by gold coloured hands. Each model has been executed tastefully, both exhibiting their own unique traits exquisitely.
Moritz Grossmann Tremblage
To celebrate the 13th year since its inception, Moritz Grossmann has released the hand-engraved Tremblage. Available in either stainless steel or rose gold, the new Tremblage is a thematic and dramatically beautiful timepiece. I love the highly textured look of that engraved German silver dial, offset by those lovely ornate hour numerals. The proverbial cherry on top here is that spectacular calibre 100.1, which captures the artisanal look of the watch through and through.
Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date
New from Glashütte Original is the Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date. Featuring a dark blue dial, the new Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date reference features a 40mm by 40mm stainless steel case which houses the manufacture calibre 37092. The Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date is a funky, fun-loving albeit casual take on some very serious watchmaking. I really like the shape of its case, especially with its subtle curves, rounded edges and very clean lines. A piece that I am absolutely certain would look even better in real life. Very cool stuff.
BALL Roadmaster Pilot GMT
From Ball we have the new limited edition Roadmaster Pilot GMT. The quintessential do-it-all traveller's watch, the new Roadmaster Pilot GMT is a robust, functional and ultimately highly usable bit of kit. The BALL Roadmaster Pilot GMT comes with a durable 40mm titanium case with either a blue, green or white dial, and either a titanium or stainless steel bracelet. Readability is not an issue with thanks to BALL's use of micro gas tubes -- a great benefit especially at night. The BALL Roadmaster Pilot GMT also features a bidirectional rotting ceramic bezel and a shock resistance of an astounding 5,000Gs.