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Watches of the Week: 09/11/2020 - 15/11/2020

Another week down, another round up of all the latest watch releases in our regular series, Watches of the Week. This week, we'll be covering new watches from the likes of Credor, Sinn and of course the latest super-complication from Patek Philippe. Enjoy!

Patek Philippe 6301P Grande Sonnerie

Patek Philippe just dropped the mother of all bombs with its newest watch (if you can even call it that). Here is the 6301P Grande Sonnerie, a grand complication of the highest calibre. Its platinum case measures 44.80mm in diameter and 12mm in height and holds in it the immense Calibre GS 36-750 PS IRM. Made up of 703-parts, the 6301P Grande Sonnerie's movement holds a grande sonnerie, a petite sonnerie, a minute repeater with chime, a deadbeat seconds indicator, a movement power reserve indicator and a strikework power reserve indicator. The Grand Feu black enamel dial features gold applied Breguet numerals, rounding off what is a very captivating front-end. But the real magic is at the rear of the watch. It's a delectable movement with finishing of the highest order, but it just seems to be lacking in the "wow" department. The half-plate covering one hemisphere of the movement is very nicely finished, but this is more of a Glashutte-type-Lange thing to do. The components that are actually exposed are, again, very well finished but the movement on a whole lacks depth. But, on the flip side, everywhere you look you can see superfluous finishing, meticulous attention to detail and the kind of clinical precision we've all come to love and expect from Patek. The Patek Philippe 6301P Grande Sonnerie is not a limited edition piece but will be made in limited production due to its complexities. Priced at 1.15 million CHF.

Credor Eichi II 

New from Credor is the Eichi II, a divine piece of Japanese haute horlogerie that really captivates the artistic side of watchmaking. Created to mark the 140th anniversary of Seiko's founding, the Eichi II was made with a stunning porcelain dial that has been hand-painted in a colour that both Seiko and Credor call Ruri, the Japanese word for lapis lazuli. Crafted in 39mm by 10.30mm of platinum, the Eichi II is a gorgeous and subtle timepiece that captures Credor's affinity to simplicity and natural beauty. The Eichi II is no slouch in the movement department either, powered by the Spring Drive calibre 7R14, stylised wonderfully by the openworked Bellflower motif on the mainspring. The Credor Eichi II will be available from January 2021 and will be priced at €59,000.

Sinn 105 Collection

Coming back down to Earth we have some new models from the relatively affordable Sinn watchmaker. Named the 105 collection, Sinn's new models are all about functionality and versatility, accentuating their respective utilitarian natures in the most Sinn-way possible. The first model of the collection is the day/date 105 St Sa, available in either a white or black dial guise. It's an interesting piece whose orientation of the day/date indicator is very atypical but adds to its intrigue The second model is the GMT 105 St Sa UTC, also available with either a black or white dial. On both models I really like the use of orange on the hands, the riveted bezel is really cool and the quarter-sized crown guards add to the elemental, almost industrial look of the watch. The Sinn 105 day/date will be priced from $1,560USD while the GMT model will be priced from $1,830USD.


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