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Watches of the Week: 15/03/2021 - 21/03/2021

Another week has come and gone, and that means another round up of all the latest watch news in our weekly series, Watches of the Week. In this week's instalment we'll be featuring new watches from Bremont, Audemars Piguet and Blancpain. Enjoy!

Audemars Piguet Adds Some Green to the Royal Oak

Audemars Piguet has presented five new models of the Royal Oak, each boasting a bright green dial. The new models include a new Royal Oak Extra-Thin ‘Jumbo’ in platinum, a limited edition 41 mm Royal Oak Chronograph in yellow gold made in a limited run of 125 pieces, a 50-piece limited edition 41 mm Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon in titanium, a 15-piece Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon in titanium with a white gold bezel set with 32 baguette-cut emeralds and a 10-piece rose gold Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon. Green-dial watch-lovers, Audemars Piguet has answered your call!

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver 42mm

Audemars Piguet really outdid themselves this week, not only releasing a handful of new iterations of the Royal Oak, but also emphatically dropping the mic on three brand new Royal Oak Offshore Diver models. These new models measure a very ergonomical 42mm in diameter and front as functional desk divers as much as they do as bona fide diver's watches, with an incredible 300m depth rating. The three models include the "Trailblazing Khaki", the "Navy Blue" and the "Pristine Grey", all fitted with a 42mm wide stainless steel case and a rubber strap matching the dial. My pick of the three would definitely be the fly-under-the-radar "Pristine Grey" model. Awesome stuff.

Bremont Jaguar 60th Anniversary

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the infamous Jaguar E-Type, long heralded as one of the most beautiful cars ever produced, Bremont has released an exclusive limited edition box set that honors the car's historic rise to fame. These box sets include one of two limited edition chronographs clad in either green or grey, both limited to only 60 models each. The boxes also include Bremont's first ever rally timer, which integrates two mechanical instruments (a stopwatch with a tachymeter and a clock with sub-seconds) mounted on a gorgeous engine-turned back-plate. And if that wasn't enough, Bremont is also including a unique driving experience: the ability to drive the famed Jaguar E-Type around Jaguar's Fen End facility.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms No Rad

The Fifty Fathoms is a tribute to functionality and durability, produced in a time when a solid diver's watch was fundamentally a requirement. This drove Blancpain to produce what was, and still is, one of the most capable and respected diver's watches in the world. And today, Blancpain is paying tribute to the Fifty Fathoms' historic past with its latest iteration, the Fifty Fathoms No Rad. Made to commemorate the original piece released in the 1960s, the Fifty Fathoms No Rad bears the same "no radiation" logo as its predecessor, enunciating that its luminescent material was not made out of radium. The legendary heritage of Blancpain's premier diver's watch continues some 70 years since its introduction to the world, with the Fifty Fathoms No Rad continuing on that historic legacy.

Sarpaneva x Moomin x The Hour Glass

The Hour Glass has partnered with Sarpaneva and Moomin to create a beautiful and unique timepiece that does away with the traditional conventions of horology. Inspired by Moomins, the central characters in a series of books and a comic strip by the Swedish-Finn illustrator and writer Tove Jansson, the piece features a three-layered multi-dimensional skeletonised dial with 8 hand-painted Super-Luminova emission colours. This unique dial display is encased in 39mm of stainless steel that also features a pink gold bezel and crown. A special piece indeed.


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