Welcome to the next instalment of our weekly series where we feature the latest watch releases, Watches of the Week. In this week's round up we'll be featuring three incredible new pieces from Patek Philippe, some 175th anniversary pieces from NOMOS Glashütte as well as a delightful high complication watch from Glashütte Original. Enjoy!
Patek Philippe 5270J Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
Patek Philippe dropped some serious bombs during the week, with the 5270J Perpetual Calendar Chronograph being the first of three watches that absolutely blew my mind. The 5270J Perpetual Calendar Chronograph features a 41mm by 12.40mm solid yellow gold case with a silvery opaline dial. It has applied yellow gold hour markers and hands, as well as the divine manually wound calibre CH 29-535 PS Q. Patek produces some of the world's best QP-chronograph timepieces, with the 5270J Perpetual Calendar Chronograph being no exception. Pricing for the 5270J is expected to be $168,970USD.
Patek Philippe 5370P Split-Seconds Chronograph
Patek's highly acclaimed 5370P received a revamp too. Now available with a stunning blue Grand Feu enamel dial and a blue leather strap, the 2020 model of the 5370P continues in the same vein as its black-dialled brother which remains as one of my all time favourite pieces. The new model will continue to be powered by the manually wound split-seconds CHR 29-525 PS calibre and will cost $263,093USD.
Patek Philippe 5303R Minute Repeater Tourbillon
Patek Philippe is rather renowned for its conservative traditionalist approach to its watchmaking. Minor variations here and there, but all very much in keeping with its strict rigours and standards of being timepieces of classism and of an inconspicuous nature. And then came along the 5303R Minute Repeater Tourbillon. This watch renounces the ways of Patek in a manner that is as dramatic as it is unexpected. The 5303R Minute Repeater Tourbillon's exquisite calibre R TO 27 PS hand-wound calibre (which holds a minute repeater and a tourbillon regulator) is encased in 42mm by 12.13mm of red gold and features a stunning openworked dial. Legibility is not exactly fantastic, but let's be real, you're not buying this watch purely to tell the time. Which brings me to my next point. Pricing is on request, meaning this watch will be deep into 6-figure territory. Love it!
Glashütte Original PanoLunarTourbillon Limited Edition
Encased in platinum, the new PanoLunarTourbillon Limited Edition is a benchmark timepiece from Glashütte Original that sheds some light on the haute horlogerie capabilities of the manufacturer. The solid gold dial features hand-engraved floral motifs which is then silver plated, giving it that cool, charming look. The platinum case is polished and brushed and has a nice, snug profile at 40mm in diameter and 13.10mm in thickness. But the focal point here is the flying tourbillon located at 7 o'clock. Masterfully executed, it rounds off what is a very intriguing product. The Glashütte Original PanoLunarTourbillon Limited Edition is priced at $198,300AUD.
NOMOS Celebrates 175 Years Of Watchmaking In Glashütte
To celebrate 175 years of watchmaking in Glashütte, NOMOS has released three limited edition Ludwig models. Each piece has the undeniable charming appeal of a typical NOMOS watch. Fine lugs, a slim bezel, beautiful blued steel hands and an expansive white dial. These pieces are capped off with a railroad minute track surrounding the dial, alternating Roman hour numerals and a small-seconds register at 6 o'clock. The three models measure 35mm, 39mm and 41mm in diameter, with the largest model also featuring a date indicator. The 35mm model will be priced at $2,260USD, the 39mm at $3,800USD while the 41mm will be priced at $4,200USD. Each model is limited to 175 examples.