Last week, the world of watches saw some pretty incredible pieces drop. This week we’ve got more of the same, and with new releases from the likes of A. Lange & Söhne, Breitling, Omega and Grand Seiko, the week did end on a pretty exciting note. Enjoy!
A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1 “25th Anniversary”
Earlier in the month, A. Lange & Söhne unveiled the sixth celebratory Lange 1 and on a whole the, Lange 1 Moon Phase “25th Anniversary” was quite well received. Nearing the end of the month, A. Lange & Söhne has just dropped the seventh limited edition piece: The Grand Lange 1 “25th Anniversary”. The Grand Lange 1 perhaps defined A. Lange & Söhne’s iconic asymmetrical collection, and the Grand Lange 1 “25th Anniversary” is a beautiful example of that model lineage. Throughout the Grand Lange 1 “25th Anniversary” you’ll note details and finishes consistent with all of the Lange 1 “25th Anniversary” pieces as well as the Lange 1’s simple and clean aesthetic. Limited to 25 pieces and available for €43,700.
Breitling Superocean Automatic 44 IRONAMN Limited Edition
Limited to 300 pieces, the Superocean Automatic 44 IRONAMN Limited Edition celebrates the challenges that an athlete faces during a gruelling triathlon. As part of Breitling’s #squadonamission venture, the Superocean Automatic 44 IRONAMN Limited Edition features a tough and durable exterior more than capable of handling the trials and tribulations of one of the most difficult athletic events in the world. The Superocean Automatic 44 IRONAMN Limited Edition is available for pre-order now and will cost $5,180AUD.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 2020 Limited Edition
One of two limited edition pieces from Omega, commemorating the final 12 months before the 2020 Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo, the Seamaster Planet Ocean 2020 Limited Edition celebrates the purity of those games in a very enticing package. The white-themed look of the Seamaster Planet Ocean 2020 Limited Edition is a tribute to Japan, and its minimalistic white look coupled with the red-tipped lollipop hand is a nod to the Japanese flag. The red highlighted “20” on the bezel recognises the year of the Olympic Games, and the Seamaster Planet Ocean 2020 Limited Edition looks understandably sport, well befitting of the event it was made to celebrate. Limited to 2,020 pieces and priced at €7,000.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition
The second commemorative piece from Omega is the Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition. Featuring a ceramic dial with a highly polished blue finish, the Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition is far more subtle than its white-themed counterpart. I’ve long liked the Aqua Terra’s almost inconspicuous look, and in the case of the Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition, that sentiment is no less apparent. Limited to 2,020 pieces as well and priced at €5,900.
Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT Limited Edition
Developed with Timeless Luxury Watches, a Texas-based authorised dealer, Grand Seiko’s iconic Spring Drive GMT sees itself in a revamped light. Now featuring subtle blue accents on the dial and hands, the Spring Drive GMT Limited Edition’s industrial look is contrasted beautifully by the silver grained dial, said to be inspired by the blizzards of Shirojiri in Japan. With respect to details, there aren’t many watchmakers that can compete with Grand Seiko’s seemingly meticulous hands, and the Spring Drive GMT Limited Edition’s dial further proves that point. Razor-sharp detailing, beautiful edges and diamond-cutting all feature here to create an aesthetic that is, simply put, perfect. Limited to 250 pieces, the Spring Drive GMT Limited Edition will be exclusively available through Timeless Luxury Watches for $5,900USD.
Tissot Opens its First Boutique in Sydney
Good news for my fellow #watchfam living in Sydney. Tissot has just opened up its first boutique right in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Located in the bustling retail sector of MidCity, the Tissot boutique will hold the largest collection of Tissot timepieces in Australia. Incredibly, one in four Swiss watches sold in the world is a Tissot, so with that in mind, the boutique will also house an onsite watch technician to support in-store repairs. “MidCity Shopping Centre is a dynamic retail environment is a trendy hotspot implanted in a fast-moving central business district amongst Australian customers. We hope our store will attract and provide an enriching time for all,” said Mr. François Thiébaud, President of Tissot. This is exciting news, and I can’t wait to check it out. See you all there!