Welcome back to Watches of the Week, my weekly round up of all the notable new watch releases of the past seven days. In this week's edition, I'll be highlight a handful of new watches, including pieces from the likes of Laurent Ferrier, NOMOS Glashütte, Bremont and Tissot. Happy reading and have a great week.
Bremont's H1 Generation
Bremont has finally released its very own manufacture movement in the form of the ENG300 Series. To commemorate this significant milestone, Bremont has unveiled its H1 Generation of timepieces, all of which being powered by the maison's new movement. The first is the Supernova, Bremont's first steel watch with an integrated bracelet that measures 40mm across and is the most utilitarian of the three new models.
The second is the Fury, a celebration of Bremont Co-Founders Nick and Giles' passion for aeronautical adventures. It's a classical tape on the traditional pilot's watch that is both a nod to the past and to the future of the brand. And finally there is the Audley, named after Bremont's first flagship boutique in Mayfair. The Audley is the dressiest of the three new models and comes in either stainless steel or rose gold.
Verdict: Bremont finally releases its own movement and in doing so has opened the door to a plethora of new and exciting watches.
Tissot Telemeter 1938
Tissot released one of the most compelling affordable watches of the year, the Telemeter 1938. Based on the newly upgrade Valjoux A05.231 chronograph, the new Tissot Telemeter 1938 comes with either a white or black dial encased in 42mm of stainless steel with an open sapphire caseback to marvel at the movement.
The design elements of the Tissot Telemer 1938 are obviously based on the chronographs of yesteryear, with plenty of beautiful details and reminiscent of those brilliant watches. I really like this watch, its look and its proportions. Amazing stuff from Tissot.
Model: Telemeter 1938
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Water Resistance: 30m
Calibre: Valjoux A05.231
Verdict: A brilliant little chronograph that is as compelling as it is affordable.
Laurent Ferrier Grand Sport Tourbillon
Laurent Ferrier has unveiled its latest masterpiece with the new red gold Grand Sport Tourbillon. With a matching red gold bracelet and a rich brown dial, the Laurent Ferrier Grand Sport Tourbillon is an enthralling watch that offers so many visual elements that it's hard to know where to look. From the design of the bracelet to the cushion-shaped case. From the ornate hands and hour markers to the beautiful crown. Everything is just supreme.
And that's before you even check out the caseback. Peering through the open sapphire caseback you can see that immense manually wound tourbillon surrounded by a very contemporary and highly architectural movement. Polishing, satin-brushing and an eye for detail makes this ruthenium-treated movement one of the most epic in both stature and in drama. Exceptional.
Brand: Laurent Ferrier
Model: Grand Sport Tourbillon
Case Material: Red Gold
Water Resistance: 100m
Calibre: Manufacture Hand-Wound Tourbillon
Verdict: Laurent Ferrier does it again.
NOMOS Glashütte Club Sport neomatik
NOMOS Glashütte has released two of its most popular Club Sport neomatik colours in the polar blue and petrol green models in a new and smaller case size of 37mm. Both of the colours are absolutely stunning. The polar blue and petrol green colours both feature a sunray finish, giving the dials an even more dramatic gleam. The colours glisten and shimmer in different lighting environments, and both colours blend well with the cold look of the stainless steel case.
Verdict: NOMO Glashütte continues to offer a compelling case as being one of the most preeminent watchmakers at this price point.
TAG Heuer x Mario Cart
TAG Heuer has teamed up with Nintendo to create two Mario Kart inspired timepieces in the form of the TAG Heuer Formula 1 X Mario Kart Limited Edition Chronograph and the epic TAG Heuer Formula 1 X Mario Kart Limited Edition Tourbillon Chronograph. Both models feature plenty of exciting easter eggs that you can look for on the watch, especially so on the tourbillon carriage. Each model is limited, with the TAG Heuer Formula 1 X Mario Kart Limited Edition Chronograph being made in a run of only 3,000 pieces, while the most complicated TAG Heuer Formula 1 X Mario Kart Limited Edition Tourbillon Chronograph will be available in only 250 pieces.
Verdict: Very fun and very cool. Really like it.