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Watches of the Week: 13/09/2021 - 19/09/2021

Another week down, another edition of our regular series where we feature all of the newest watch releases, Watches of the Week. In this week's instalment, we'll be highlighting new watches from the likes of Audemars Piguet, Laurent Ferrier and Panerai. Enjoy!

Audemars Piguet Drops Three New Masterpieces

As the title indicates, Audemars Piguet has once again brought to the market a handful of new timepieces. In total there are five new models, three of which are undoubtedly supremely complicated, with the last two being two new frosted versions of the Royal Oak Chronograph, one in white gold and the other pink gold. The first of the three new complicated releases is the new 18k white and pink gold two-tone CODE 11.59 Tourbillon Openworked. The second is the supremely inconspicuous Royal Oak Repeater Supersonnerie, now available in titanium with a guilloché smoked grey dial. And the third is another titanium timepiece, this time in the form Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, with a blue "Grande Tapisserie" dial with contrasting grey sub-dials. Audemars Piguet is on a roll!

Laurent Ferrier Square Micro-Rotor Retro

Inspired by the design culture of the 1930s, Laurent Ferrier has unveiled two new retro variations of its cushion-cased square watch. The Square Micro-Rotor Retro, available in stainless steel and red gold. Both models feature Art Deco stylised dials, with the steel model featuring a silvery-white dial and the red gold model featuring a charcoal grey opaline dial. Both are supremely beautiful, with both featuring Laurent Ferrier's famous FBN 229.01 calibre.

Panerai Luminor Marina Carbotech Blu Notte

From Panerai we have the new Luminor Marina Carbotech Blu Notte, reference PAM01664. For the first time, the maison has combined its proprietary Carbotech case material with its stunning Blu Notte dial. This is a fantastic contemporary timepiece from Panerai that rides the wave of dark case materials. I particularly like the way the Blu Notte shimmers under different light, which is offset really well by the flat colour palette of the Carbotech case.

MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual Palladium

And from MB&F we have the latest variation of its ingenious Legacy Machine Perpetual. This time clad in palladium (which costs more than gold and platinum and is more difficult to work with than both), the new Legacy Machine Perpetual Palladium is an ode to the independent watchmaker's pursuit of perfection. The new Legacy Machine Perpetual Palladium also gets two new features found on the EVO editions, that being more ergonomic corrector pushers as well as a darker movement finish on the back, while the front of the movement glistens beautifully against the new aquamarine dial. My favourite Legacy Machine Perpetual so far.


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