Watches of the Week: 18/05/2020 - 24/05/2020


Welcome to the next instalment of our regular series looking at all of the new watch releases of the last seven days, Watches of the Week. In this week's column we'll be covering the latest watches from Zenith, Breitling, Omega and Piaget. Stay safe and enjoy!

You can check out last week's releases here too.

Zenith Chronomaster Revival Manufacture Edition

Featuring the traditional El Primero colour way in the recognisable Revival case, the Zenith Chronomaster Revival Manufacture Edition is the final version of the beloved A386 available in this case architecture. This is a gorgeous watch through and through, with different shades of blue adorning each of the three sub-dial registers. The contrast of the black chapter ring, the red chronograph seconds hand, the white backdrop of the dial and the brushed case versus the polished bezel and pushers make for a compelling package. The Chronomaster Revival Manufacture Edition is priced at $8,700USD.

Breitling Superocean Heritage '57 Limited Edition II

Breitling is no stranger to charitable efforts, and the Superocean Heritage '57 Limited Edition II is its latest good-will endeavour. Limited to 1,000 pieces, the Superocean Heritage '57 Limited Edition II will support healthcare workers battling COVID-19 in countries most affected. The unique colourway of the Superocean Heritage '57 Limited Edition II is a wonderful play on some very serious watchmaking. But the highlight of the Superocean Heritage '57 Limited Edition II is that Breitling forecasts a donation amounting to a whopping $500,000USD, including an extra 1,000CHF being donated for each of the first 100 Superocean Heritage '57 Limited Edition II pieces to be sold. Well done, Breitling.


Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon Infinite Blue Collection

Unbeknown to many, Piaget produces some incredible high horology timepieces. The Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon is an insane effort of supreme watchmaking, beautiful finishing and, often, the application of perfect diamonds. Piaget has added three brand new watches to its coffers. From left to right we have the Altiplano Tourbillon Infinite Blue 38-Piece Limited Edition, the Altiplano Tourbillon Infinite Blue 18-Piece Limited Edition and the Altiplano Tourbillon Infinite Blue 8-Piece Limited Edition. Pricing, as always with pieces of this nature, is on request.

Bremont MBII Configurator

One of Bremont's most popular pieces is back and it is better than ever. Still exposed to the rigorous testing program that all MB-pieces are known for, the MBII now features a hugely varied configurator system, enabling customers to design their own MB watch. The configurator will have preloaded case, dial, caseback, barrel and strap choices, with over 100 possible designs (or a whopping 1,000 combinations if you account for the different straps). Delivery of a custom MB will take anywhere between 12-14 weeks, which is actually a fairly quick turnover with all things considered. I know I'm not the only one who loves playing around with online watch configurators, so this is a big win for all.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 36th America's Cup Limited Edition

Omega has been announced as the official timekeeper for the 36th America's Cup to be held in New Zealand in March 2021, and so to celebrate its appointment, Omega has created the Seamaster Planet Ocean 36th America's Cup Limited Edition. The America's Cup dates back to 1851 and is the oldest trophy in international sport, so Omega had some job in creating something that would honor its position and do justice to the history of this sailing race. The Seamaster Planet Ocean 36th America's Cup Limited Edition features a distinct colour way, a blue ceramic bezel with a white and red liquid ceramic application, creating a 5-minute countdown timer for racing, along with an America's Cup logo on the counterweight of the centre seconds hand. The Seamaster Planet Ocean 36th America's Cup Limited Edition is limited to only 2,021 watches and is priced at $10,725AUD.

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