Week number 43 down. That means another round up of all the latest watches releases around the world. In this week's instalment we have new pieces from Panerai, HYT, Roger Dubuis and Glashutte Original. Enjoy!
A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus
Released a few days ago, the internet-breaking release of A. Lange & Söhne's latest piece was met with a mixture of disdain, head-shaking, shoulder-shrugging, deposit-making and excitement. The Odysseus is the first steel series watch Lange has produced and features a big day & date indicator, a small seconds indicator, central hours/minutes and a steel bracelet. Measuring 40.50mm across and 11.10mm in thickness, the Odysseus' case looks quite obscure from the press imagery I've seen -- accentuated by the pushers on the case's right side. The dial is, otherwise, very Lange-typical. Executed well, legible and to the point. The Odysseus is powered by A. Lange & Sohne's newest calibre, the L155.1 DATOMATIC, made specifically for this watch. Like the dial, the L155.1 is very Lange-typical, with plenty of depth, beautiful finishings and superlative techniques throughout. Conceptually the Odysseus was a brilliant idea: the German watchmaker's very first steel sports watch. But a sports watch this is not. I liken this to a fairly casual dress watch that can be fancied up with a leather strap. It's not a bad watch at all. I think it was just hyped to be something very different to what was presented. Hopefully we can get our hands on a sample some time in the near future. Priced at $28,800USD.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Unique Series Minute Repeater
A momentous achievement, Roger Dubuis' Excalibur Spider Unique Series Minute Repeater features the tell-tale signs of everything we've come to expect and love from Roger Dubuis in a package that is undeniably incredible. The Excalibur Spider Unique Series Minute Repeater features a minute repeater and one-minute tourbillon function in 47mm wide carbon case. Priced at "if you have to ask...".
Featuring improved accuracy alongside the already very cool intricacies of a typical HYT-produced timepiece, the H5 heralds in a new generation of timepieces for the fluid-focused manufacturer. With two models being made available, each in a limited run of 25 pieces, the H5 represents an almost future-like depiction of what watches may look like in the coming decades. Fairly polarising, but you can't help but admire what HYT are doing to differentiate themselves from the masses. Priced at 55,000CHF.
Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa Collection
New from Panerai is the Luminor Luna Rossa collection, featuring three distinct and super contemporary watches, each utilising Panerai's very modern looking Carbotech case construct. First off is the Luminor Luna Rossa Regatta. Measuring 47mm across, this is the largest piece of the trio and features a regatta countdown timer as well as a flyback chronograph. Priced at $33,700AUD. Next we have the Luminor Luna Rossa Chronograph Flyback. Measuring a smaller 44mm across, this variant will cost $25,200AUD. And finally we have the Luminor Luna Rossa GMT. Also measuring 44mm across, it will cost a pretty approachable $15,700AUD. Some very cool additions, I have to say.
Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar
Jumping onto the salmon-dial bandwagon next is Glashütte Original with the celebrated PanoMaticLunar. Featuring an expansive rose opaline dial, blued appliques, hands, moon indication and date discs, all within a 40mm wide stainless steel case, the PanoMaticLunar looks the goods, that's for sure. I particularly like the asymmetrical look of the dial, the extensive dial real estate and the cleanliness of the PanoMaticLunar's aesthetic. Limited to only 50 pieces, the PanoMaticLunar will be priced from €9,400 for a pin buckle, €9,700 for a fold fastener or €10,800 for the steel bracelet.
MVMT x Nyjah Huston
Made in collaboration with professional skateboarder, Nyjah Huston, MVMT has released its latest piece, modelled after the skateboarder’s unique persona and hardcore do-or-die attitude. For those that don’t know, Nyjah Huston is a well decorated skateboarder, having won 12 X-Games gold models and 6 SLS World Championships. He’s battled through adversity, and with that he’s secured his place as one of the greatest skateboarders of all time. So, it was only just that MVMT created a watch to commemorate his incredible achievements. The piece in question features an asphalt-like look to it, along with Nyjah’s unique logo and tattoo graphics on the dial, strap and caseback. It also features a unique blue colour way that offsets the dark look of the aesthetic well. Priced at $180USD.