Watches of the Week: 10/02/2020 - 16/02/2020
Welcome back to the next instalment of our regular column where we take a look at some of the world's newest watch releases, 'Watches of the Week'. In this week's round up we have the latest watches from the likes of Roger Dubuis, Laurent Ferrier, Frederique Constant and Glashütte Original. Enjoy!
You can check out last week's releases here.
HYT H1.0 x MR PORTER
Made in collaboration with the online men's luxury fashion retailer MR PORTER, the H1.0 from HYT is the latest fluidic-themed timepiece, this time with a blacked-out look. Dramatic, intriguing and supremely theatrical, the method of time-telling by way of mechanics and fluids is interesting, to say the least. The H1.0 x MR PORTER brings a whole other dimension to this graphical way of telling the time. We have it available on The Haulogerium, too.
Horological Society of New York Melbourne Masterclass
The Horological Society of New York (HSNY) was established some 154- years ago with the intent of educating the masses about the wonderful art of watchmaking. And now, the HSNY is headed down under to Melbourne to feature a 2-day watchmaking course on February 29 and March 1. You can expect bucket-loads of information about the technical, traditional, historical and collecting side of watches, and best of all there is absolutely no required levels of experience. But, you best be quick to book your spot because places are limited and they're selling fast!.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2 - MR PORTER Edition
Another piece made for the online retailer MR PORTER comes from the haute horlogerie atelier, Roger Dubuis. The piece in question is the illustrious Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2 - MR PORTER Edition, a one-off piece made especially for the men's online fashion destination. The lucky buyer of the Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2 - MR PORTER Edition will receive the watch personally from Roger Dubui's CEO, Mr. Nicola Andreatta. The buyer will also have an opportunity to experience a Lamborghini ice-driving experience through the Italian alps along staying in the upmost luxury. Sign me up!
Laurent Ferrier Galet Annual Calendar 'Vintage'
Featuring an opaline yellow gold dial encased in 40mm of stainless steel, the new Galet Annual Calendar 'Vintage' is an ode to watchmaking from a generation ago. The smooth and rounded bezel offers a glimpse into the beautiful decor of that opaline yellow gold dial, like a window looking into the heart of the watch. The dial itself is simple yet supremely well executed. The differentiation of the calendrier functions is clear and distinct, and the movement powering the Galet Annual Calendar 'Vintage' is just exquisite. We've been told that Laurent Ferrier has limited production of the Galet Annual Calendar 'Vintage' to only 5 pieces with a retail price of 50,000CHF.
G-Shock x Kith GM6900
With its massive 54mm rose gold ion plated case, the G-Shock x Kith GM6900 definitely holds true to the ode of being a statement piece. To be seen or not to be seen is probably the question you would want to ask yourself before buying this beast, but if you do end up pulling the trigger on it you can rest assured you're buying something wholly cool. The G-Shock x Kith GM6900 is priced at $380USD.
Glashütte Original PanoMatic Luna
Limited to only 25 pieces, the Glashütte Original PanoMatic Luna holds its own as a very beautiful ladies timepiece. Featuring an avant-garde dial that is both artist and really quite delightful to look at, the PanoMatic Luna draws together a variety of colours atop the mother-of-pearl dial to create a soft yet illustrious effect. It features 18 brilliant-cut diamonds along with a moon phase indicator and 64 brilliant-cut diamonds around the bezel. The PanoMatic Luna is price at €17,700.
Longines HydroConquest Green Additions
Longines has announced a fair few additions to its HydroConquest line, each featuring a green-themed look. First we have the Olive Green HydroConquest, priced at $2,175AUD. This mode is available in either a 41mm or a 43mm steel case. The second model is the Forest Green HydroConquest, also priced at $2,175AUD. This model is only available in a 41mm case. Both are powered by the same movement, the L888, and both have a distinctly adventurous look that ticks all the right boxes.
Frederique Constant Flyback Chronograph Manufacture
Now featuring a panda-style dial, Frederique Constant's Flyback Chronograph Manufacture is back and it's better than ever. Featuring an in-house movement, the Flyback Chronograph Manufacture has a distinctly opulent look reminiscent of something from Patek Philippe. The crown and pushers are a delight, the panda-dial is legible and really quite beautiful, with the overall look of the Flyback Chronograph Manufacture really doing it for me. Available in either stainless steel or a rose gold-plated variation, each costing €3,895 and €4,195, respectively.
Seiko Prospex 'King Turtle'
Seiko has just dropped three brand new models, affectionately named the 'King Turtle'. The 'King Turtle' features a 45mm wide by 13.20mm thick stainless steel case with a 200m water-resistance rate, a magnifier over the day-date window and three distinctly different dials. The reference SRPE03 and SRPE05 come with a square-patterned dial, black and green, respectively. The third reference, being the SRPE07 features a stunning wavy-blue dial with gold highlights on its ceramic bezel. The SRPR03 will cost €619, the SRPE05 will cost €599, and the SRPE07 will cost €599.