Welcome back to Watches of the Week, our weekly edition where we feature the latest watch news and releases of the past seven days. In this week's instalment, we'll be featuring some delightful new watches from Cyrus, Arnold & Son and Maurice de Mauriac. Enjoy!
Cyrus Klepcys Dice
Cyrus may have dropped one of the most novel watches of 2021 in the Klepcys Dice. This double monopusher chronograph is capable of measuring two separate intervals, completely independent of each other, for up to 30 minutes each. Drawing inspiration from the partnership the brand has with the Uralkali Haas Formula 1 Team, the Klepcys Dice is available in two metals, titanium and DLC-coated titanium, each produced in a run of 50 pieces. The "Dice" in the name Klepcys Dice is actually an acronym for Double Independent Chronograph Evolution, and not to be confused with a traditional split-seconds chronograph. Powering the Klepcys Dice is the calibre CYR718, which was developed with JF Mojon of Chronode. It's made up of 443-components, has two independent column-wheel chronographs and has a 60-hour power reserve. In titanium, the Klepcys Dice is priced at €31,000, while in DLC-coated titanium it's priced at €32,000.
Arnold & Son Luna Magna Ultimate I
New from Arnold & Son is the Luna Magna Ultimate I. Encased in 44mm of white gold and set with 7.62 carats of diamonds with the bezel featuring 112 baguette-cut diamonds totalling 5.90 carats, the Luna Magna Ultimate I's case makes for an interesting statement, and one that leads onto something is arguably even more beautiful. The dial is where the magic happens with the Luna Magna Ultimate I. Made from hundreds of pure ruthenium crystals, the dial of the Luna Magna Ultimate I illuminates and captivates in dazzling shades of blue, offset by the white opal sub-dial at 12 o'clock. But the focal point of the Luna Magna Ultimate I is that immense three-dimensional moon sitting in the void at the bottom of the dial. Made from white gold and paved by precious gems including 161 brilliant-cut diamonds depicting the daylight, with the same amount of blue sapphires representing the night. Visible from the dial and the caseback, the three-dimensional moon is displayed in all of its glory and is truly a sight to behold.
Maurice de Mauriac L2 Red Sea Dive
Eye-catching and supremely capable, the new L2 Red Sea Dive is Maurice de Mauriac's take on a modern, minimalistic yet wholly powerful tool watch. Featuring a 42mm stainless steel case with a DLC coating, the L2 Red Sea Dive's boldness takes form from the outset, with a thick bezel, pronounced crown and smooth flowing lugs. But what takes charge as the lead act here is the red sapphire crystal, covering the entirety of the dial in a deep and ominous red hue. This is an extraordinarily well put together watch that is as interesting as it is avant-garde. The L2 Red Sea Dive is powered by the ever reliable ETA 28.24-2 movement which is covered by the hardened and enclosed caseback and comes with a black rubber strap and a NATO textile strap with black and red finishings. Love it.