Watches of the Week: 12/08/2019 – 18/08/2019


Another week down, another round up of all the latest watch releases. Not the most eventful, nor the most exciting of weeks, but there were a few cool new watches that caught our eye. Enjoy!


And you can check out last week’s highlights right here.


Doxa SUB 200 T.Graph Stainless Steel

Loyal fans of Doxa rejoice, for you have asked and they have listened. To celebrate 50th anniversary of the T.Graph, Doxa has released a stainless steel limited edition version of the famed divers watch. Initially released in a limited run of only 13 pieces, made out of solid gold and priced at $70,000USD (much to the disdain of collectors), Doxa has come back and released a stainless steel version, limited to 300 pieces and with a much more approachable price tag. As polarising as the SUB 200 T.Graph Stainless Steel is, it’s quite a cool looking watch. From the striking orange dial to the hefty case and “beads of rice” stainless steel bracelet, the SUB 200 T.Graph Stainless Steel isn’t going to be everybody’s cup of tea. I’ll be the first to say that I’m neither a fan nor an admirer. But I do respect its history, serving countless generations well. Priced at cringe-worthy high $4,900USD I can only assume that purchasers of the SUB 200 T.Graph Stainless Steel are also fanatics with some deep pockets.


Chopard Happy Sport The Hour Glass 40th Anniversary Special Edition

Celebrating The Hour Glass’ 40th Anniversary, Chopard has released a limited edition model of its famed Happy Sport. The Happy Sport The Hour Glass 40th Anniversary Special Edition isn’t the only celebratory piece, with Audemars Piguet releasing a limited edition Royal Oak Chronograph in platinum with a striking green and gold dial. But where the Royal Oak Chronograph has a certain degree of seriousness and stature, the Happy Sport The Hour Glass 40th Anniversary Special Edition is light hearted. Featuring 18k rose gold gems sandwiched between two sapphire dials, giving off the illusion that the gems are sliding across the dial, the Happy Sport The Hour Glass 40th Anniversary Special Edition is a cool novelty that plays on the idea of casual watchmaking.


Tudor Celebrates 50 Years of the “Snowflake”

Throwback to 1969 and Tudor’s now iconic “Snowflake” design was first introduced in two references, the 7016 and the 7012. Designed to enable the manufacturer to fill the hands with ample amounts of luminescent material, improving legibility, the “Snowflake” was a big hit with many of the world’s biggest navies, including the French, the United States, the Canadian and even the Italian navies. Fast forward to 2012, and at Baselworld Tudor re-introduced the “Snowflake” design into its Black Bay and Pelagos lines. Now, here we are, 50 years down the track, and with the Black Bay and Pelagos collections being Tudor’s most popular, the “Snowflake” continues to live on. And to critical acclaim.


Breitling Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 SWISS Limited Edition

Not exactly a new watch having been released earlier this year, but one that I wanted to revisit. Made to celebrate Breitling’s partnership with Swiss International Air Lines, the Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 SWISS Limited Edition was made in a limited run of 777 pieces, paying homage to the 777 Boeing airlines operated by SWISS. Featuring a 43mm wide stainless steel case, a manufacture COSC certified calibre and a black dial with contrasting silver hands, the Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 SWISS Limited Edition combines the traditional DNA of the Navitimer with a contemporary aesthetic. Safe to say we’re big fans.


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