Watches of the Week: 10/01/2022 - 16/01/2022
Welcome to the first Watches of the Week edition of 2022. In the year's very first round-up, we'll be featuring some incredible new watches from Vacheron Constantin, Omega and TAG Heuer. Enjoy!
Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Grande Complication Bacchus
Vacheron Constantin opened its 2022 account with the new Les Cabinotiers Grande Complication Bacchus. This immense piece of bespoke haute horlogerie features no less than 16 complications, including a tourbillon, a minute repeater, a perpetual calendar and an equation of time indicator. The Les Cabinotiers Grande Complication Bacchus features lavish decorating across its 47mm by 19.10mm pink gold case, with its aesthetic being a prime dedication to the mythological Roman god of wine, Bacchus.
Omega Speedmaster Calibre 321
Encased in 38.60mm of Canopus Gold, the new Omega Speedmaster Calibre 321 reference 3184.108.40.206.01.001 is a stunning rendition of an iconic generational legend whose stylistic approach has seen little change since its creation in 1957. This 65th anniversary model features a variety of key design elements from the original Speedmaster CK2915-1, all the while remaining modern and relevant. A gorgeous piece for the purest Speedmaster collectors.
TAG Heuer Autavia 60th Anniversary Models
TAG Heuer has kicked off 2022 by unveiling two new Autavia models to celebrate the collection's 60th anniversary. The first piece is the Autavia Chronometer Flyback Chronograph. Available with either a panda-stylised of black dial with a matching stainless steel or DLC-coated stainless steel case, the Autavia Chronometer Flyback Chronograph is a gorgeous piece indeed, with the panda model being my pick of the two. The second piece is the Autavia Chronometer GMT. A touch more conservative than the chronograph model, the Autavia Chronometer GMT features a distinct blue dial, an easily identifiable orange GMT hand and a durable, fairly sturdy stead-fast case construction. Neither models are limited editions, but we can expect these to move fairly quickly.