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Watches Of The Week: 23/01/2023 - 29/01/2023

This week wasn't half as eventful as last week, with Richard Mille, Laurent Ferrier and Zenith all highlighting some incredible new watches. This week, while on the lighter side, still had some fairly interesting new watch releases, including a new innovation for the Speedmaster, a very cool Seiko chronograph as well as some intriguing news coming out of the Jaeger-LeCoultre atelier. Have a great week!

Omega Speedmaster Super Racing

The new Speedmaster Super Racing is but a vessel for Omega's last micro innovation. Named the Spirate, this new hairspring technology has a proprietary form that allows the watchmaker to vary the tension along its length. This means that said watchmaker can make the finest of adjustments, we're talking of up to a tenth of a second. The result of this very small but very significant improvement? Well, we now have a Speedmaster with a rate of 0/+2 seconds per day. The watch itself is cool, reference number 329. It's made of steel, is rather large and thick (44.25mm by 14.90mm), is powered by the new Co-Axial escapement with Spirate system Calibre 9920 and will retail for AUD17,375. Accuracy costs money, people.

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Chronograph SRQ045

From Seiko we have the new Prospex Speedtimer Chronograph SRQ045. With its black on black aesthetic, pops of colour and oversized chronograph pushers, the new Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Chronograph SRQ045 has its own merits of being original and actually really quite appealing. It's not a small watch, and at 42.50mm by 15.10mm, it does carry some heft. But at USD3,000, there is plenty of bang for your buck appeal that makes the Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Chronograph SRQ045 a very considerable option.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Announces The Collectibles Program

Jaeger-LeCoultre has just announced that it too will enter the vintage and used space. But, and perhaps indicative of Jaeger-LeCoultre's enthusiastic and collector-tuned approach, its program is one of the best. Described as a capsule collection of vintage pieces that represent the very best Jaeger-LeCoultre and of modern watchmaking, Jaeger-LeCoultre's The Collectibles program will have a continuously evolving selection of rare and highly sought after vintage timepieces that will be offered to collectors.


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