From the team here at Haulogerie, we hope you are all staying safe and well, and with that we would like to welcome you to the next instalment of our regular column highlighting all of the latest watch news and releases, 'Watches of the Week'. In this week's round up we have new pieces from the likes of MB&F, Audemars Piguet and Breitling Enjoy!
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MB&F HM10 Bulldog
Max Busser and his team have launched the next Horological Machine, making this the tenth piece since the collection's inception 'way back' in 2007. Introducing the HM10 Bulldog, a combination of intensity, technique and a whole lot of creativity. MB&F is no stranger to creating whacky and other-worldly watches, but with the HM10 Bulldog the manufacture seems to have ventured into completely uncharted territories. The HM10 Bulldog's aesthetic is not that dissimilar to a bulldog's, hence the name. Note the butch like legs, the enlarged and flattened head and short body. Exactly like wearing a micro mechanical version of a bulldog, right? The HM10 Bulldog is available with either a titanium or a red gold body, costing $105,000USD and $120,000USD, respectively.
Audemars Piguet [Re]master01 Selfwinding Chronograph
New from Audemars Piguet is the oddly named but wholly awesome [Re]master01 Selfwinding Chronograph. Inspired by a design from the 1940s, the [Re]master01 Selfwinding Chronograph brings back the quintessential feel of a traditional, albeit beautiful, art-deco dress piece. The [Re]master01 Selfwinding Chronograph represents a brand new collection from Audemars Piguet, perhaps looking to mask the CODE 11.59's somewhat less than inspiring introduction to the world. The [Re]master01 Selfwinding Chronograph features a two-tone 40mm wide case, a gold-toned dial and the manufacture's very own Calibre 4409. This is no doubt an exciting direction for Audemars Piguet and we can't wait to see what else they will bring as part of a brand new collection. The [Re]master01 Selfwinding Chronograph will be made in a limited run of only 500 pieces and will be priced at $53,100USD.
Breitling Top Time Limited Edition
I absolutely love what Breitling has been doing as of late, and the Top Time Limited Edition is no exception to that sentiment. Inspired by the brand's original piece from the 1960s, the Top Time Limited Edition sits in a 41mm stainless steel case and features a dial with a 'Zorro' motif, given the black 'mask' covering the white 'eyes' of the sub-dials. Pops of red adorn the dial, and as a whole the Breitling Top Time Limited Edition is as cool as it is different. The Breitling Top Time Limited Edition will be available in a limited run of only 2,000 pieces and will be priced at $4,990.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Twofold
Roger Dubuis has introduced the Excalibur Twofold. Utilising a very unusual material, known as Mineral Composite Fiber, the Excalibur Twofold's aesthetic is clean, monochromatic and absolutely awesome. Mineral Composite Fiber is a complex material that begins its life as quartz layers secured together using an epoxy. Then a colouring agent is pumped into the epoxy, giving the material that distinct 'flat' white colour. This took Roger Dubuis a reported two years to develop, and along with the use of Super-LumiNova on the movement bridges as well as a thin coating of the Mineral Composite Fiber, coupled with the manually wound double tourbillon RD01SQ calibre, the Excalibur Twofold quite essentially a work of art. Pricing is yet to be announced, but we do know that the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Twofold is limited to only 8 pieces.
Edox Chronorally X-Treme Pilot Limited Edition
Edox has announced the Chronorally X-Treme Pilot Limited Edition, a piece that draws inspiration from the modern rally car. Edox is the official timing partner of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, and the Chronorally X-Treme Pilot Limited Edition exhibits many aesthetic details of that partnership. It has two oversized pushers to allow the wearer to measure lap times even while wearing driving gloves. The green and yellow dial evokes the dashboard controls of a rally car, with the whole watch having a look and feel of something that is sporty and motor racing inspired. I love the addition of the date and retrograde day indicator, capping off what is a very appealing piece. The Chronorally X-Treme Pilot Limited Edition is priced at €1,590 and will be limited to only 555 pieces.