Welcome to the next installment of our regular series looking at all the newest watch releases, Watches of the Week. In this week's column we'll be looking at new watches from the Patek Philippe, Oris, Bremonnt and Jaquet Droz. Stay safe and enjoy!
Oris Hölstein Edition 2020
Clad in 43mm of bronze and with a matching bracelet, the Oris Hölstein Edition 2020 is a stunning bit of kit whose design reverberates between being something utterly luxurious and something that you can wear every day. It features a panda-style gold-plated dial with contrasting black sub-dials, applied lume-filled hour markers and hands, and an off-colour bezel. The caseback is emblazoned with the Oris Bear which, as per the Co-CEO's reasoning, is to "Make people smile". The Oris Hölstein Edition 2020 is limited to 250 pieces and is available at Oris boutiques and on the Oris e-shop now for $5,200USD.
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute "Tiger"
Crafted using an ivory grand feu dial, the Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute "Tiger" is an exquisite masterclass of watchmaking artistry. The close up gaze of the tiger is an intimidating one, with the finest of details being meticulously tended to by the Jaquet Droz Ateliers d'Art craftsmen. The Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute "Tiger" is available in two distinct models, one with a white gold case and white tiger with blue eyes, and the other a more warmer rose gold case with a more naturally depicted tiger. Interestingly enough, whilst tended to under a microscope, the dials are hand-brushed to the extent of some of the artisan's brushes tipped with only a single hair to recreate the finest strands of the tiger's fur. Each model is limited to only 28 pieces, with each piece priced at 33,200CHF.
Patek Philippe 6007A Calatrava
To celebrate the opening of its new headquarters in Plan-les-Ouates in Geneva, Patek Philippe has released the new 6007A Calatrava. This new watch from Patek is clad in 40mm wide by 9.07mm thick stainless steel, the 6007A Calatrava features a stunning grey-blue dial with an embossed carbon pattern in the centre of the dial, applied white gold Arabic numerals and luminescent-coated white gold hands. Perhaps not the most "Patek" Patek Philippe, the 6007A Calatrava is still a wonderful time-only dress watch that has great appeal. The Patek Philippe 6007A Calatrava is limited to 1,000 pieces and will be priced at $28,351USD.
Glashütte Original Senator Cosmopolite
Glashütte Original's Senator Cosmopolite was met with great acclaim and admiration. It combines the practicality of a GMT with the usefulness of a world-timer. The Senator Cosmopolite displays the time in two time zones simultaneously, while a time ring gives the user the ability to read the time in any of the 35 world time zones. This novel approach to a multi-functional world-time watch has been built upon by Glashütte Original, now giving its Senator Cosmopolite a midnight blue dial treatment still encased in that beautiful brushed and polished stainless steel case. Expected to be released in July, the Glashütte Original Senator Cosmopolite will cost €20,700.
Petermann Bédat 1967 Deadbeat Seconds
Petermann Bédat was created in November 2017 when Gaël Petermann and Florian Bédat decided to join forces. They had met each other in the watchmaking school of Geneva in 2007, and each forged their own respective paths with many prolific watchmakers, included Harry Winston and A. Lange & Söhne. After spending some time restoring vintage and complicated watches, Petermann and Bédat decided to make their first in-house watch from scratch. And here it is, the 59,800CHF 1967 Deadbeat Seconds. After some 340-hours of work where the in-house calibre 171 was created, hand decorated german silver plates and bridges were tended to and an unbelieve amount of finishing techniques were utilised (inward bevelling, black-mirror polishing, Côtes de Genève, sunray and circular graining… the list goes on), the 1967 Deadbeat Seconds was finished. The dial is a blend of traditional conservative watchmaking with dashes of modernity with thanks to the exposed rubies, the levers of the keyless works, along with the design ethos of a multi-dimensional, multi-textural approach. The 1967 Deadbeat Seconds is available directly from Petermann Bédat and is made in a limited run of 10 pieces in 18k white gold and rose gold.
Urwerk UR-210 Last Edition
Urwerk is ending the run of the UR-210 with a bang. The UR-210 Last Edition marks the end of an era which debuted in 2012. The finale piece is clad in titanium with a black PVD coating. Its dial is black and ruthenium-coated and features touches of red on the hands and hour numerals. Pops of green continue the theme of Urwerk's ultra-modern, super avant-garde approach to watchmaking. The UR-210 Last Edition is a fitting send off for one of Urwerk's most iconic models. The UR-210 Last Edition will be available soon and will be priced at 137,000CHF.
Bremont Commemorates the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain
To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a major air campaign fought over southern England in 1940 which was dominated by the mighty Spitfire, Bremont has released a limited edition box set. This limited edition box set features two timepieces, the EP120, whose dial design was inspired by the Smiths clocks found in the Spitfires, and the Bremont BOB Spitfire, whose caseback features a stamped top profile of the aircraft. The coolest part of this is the unique experience offered to Bremont's customers. Each customer of the Limited Edition Battle of Britain box set will eligible for a flight in a Spitfire at Duxford in the UK. Now that's cool! The Bremont Limited Edition Battle of Britain is limited to 80 examples and will be priced at $26,495AUD.