Watches of the Week: 20/07/2020 - 26/07/2020
Another week down, another round up of all the newest watches in our weekly column, Watches of the Week. In this week's instalment we'll be featuring new watches from Longines, Hublot, Blancpain and Jaeger-LeCoultre. Enjoy!
You can check out last week's releases here.
Longines Avigation Type A-7 1935
Longines seems to be hitting all the right notes lately and it seems like it is really coming into its own. The Avigation Type A-7 1935 is a homage piece that draws inspiration from the watch Longines issued to the US Army Air Corps between 1926 and 1941, the US Army Air Forces between 1941 and 1947 and then the US Air Force from 1947. The Avigation Type A-7 1935 features a monopusher chronograph with a rotated dial angled at 40 degrees. The placement of the monopusher onion crown is at 12 o'clock (which is actually at 2 o'clock in a conventional watch). The Avigation Type A-7 1935 measures 41mm across and has a matte black dial with cathedral hands filled with luminescent material, like the bold yet slim hour numerals. I'm absolutely loving what Longines is doing at the moment, with the Avigation Type A-7 1935 seriously bringing back the cool factor. The Longines Avigation Type A-7 1935 is priced at €3,280.
Hublot Big Bang Sky Blue
New from Hublot is the Big Bang Sky Blue, a soft-coloured variation of one of the brand's most iconic models. Measuring 45mm across, the Big Bang Sky Blue features a light blue ceramic case reminiscent of the waters of the Mediterranean (side note: I was meant to be in Europe right now, but anyway... *sigh*). The soft blue of the ceramic case is offset but the pastel white hour numerals, the black chronograph pushers and crown and the white fabric strap (It also comes with a white and sky blue rubber strap). The Hublot Big Bang Sky Blue is limited to only 100 pieces and will be priced at $21,500USD.
Blancpain Bathyscaphe Mokarran Limited Edition
Featuring a stunning green dial with a matching ceramic bezel, the Bathyscaphe Mokarran Limited Edition was created by Blancpain to support the Mokarran Protection Society, an initiative created to protect the Great Hammerhead shark populations in the French Polynesia. The Bathyscaphe Mokarran Limited Edition is very typical of any other Bathyscaphe model. Durable, well sized, beautiful balance and proportions. The Bathyscaphe Mokarran Limited Edition also features a hammerhead shark motif on its rotor, enunciating its direction. Blancpain has limited production of the Bathyscaphe Mokarran Limited Edition to only 50 pieces, each costing $15,500USD and with $1,000USD of each sale being donated to the Mokarran Protection Society.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife
To celebrate the latest instalment in the "Kingsman" film series, Jaeger-LeCoultre has created the Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife. Inspired by the 1907 "Couteau" pocket watch, the Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife features a crown placed at the unconventional 12 o'clock position surrounded by a sharp knife-life crown guard. The watches measures 40mm across and is crafted out of pink gold, with its thickest point being a paper-thin 4.25mm (the watch actually slopes from top to bottom). The Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife is limited to only 100 pieces, will be priced at $29,800USD and will be available exclusively via the online mens fashion retailer MR Porter. Also available via The Haulogerium, too.