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Watches of the Week: 23/12/2019 – 29/12/2019

Christmas has come and gone in what seems like a blink of an eye, and the end of the week means another round up of all the latest watches in our regular series, Watches of the Week. While the week may have been a touch dry in terms of watch releases, we still managed to get the scoop on a few pretty cool watches from the likes of Doxa, Parmigiani Fleurier and Seiko. Enjoy!

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Chronor Slate

In the world of chronographs from Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin and A. Lange & Söhne, new releases from smaller, lesser known watchmakers do tend to get overlooked. Like the Tonda Chronor Slate from Parmigiani Fleurier. Featuring an integrated split-seconds chronograph and a large date indicator, the Tonda Chronor Slate ticks a lot of real-world useability boxes, for me anyway. The Tonda Chronor Slate also looks the treat, too. It has a slate-coloured dial, a rose gold 42mm case and a gorgeous knurled bezel. The Tonda Chronor Slate is limited to 25 pieces and is priced at $135,000USD.

Seiko Presage Enamel Dial

Inspired by Riki Watanabe, a famous Japanese artist who, interestingly enough, created beautiful handmade furniture from materials he found in the years following World War II, Seiko has released two new additions to its Presage collection. The two pieces each feature an enamel dial, one in a deep burgundy red and the other crispy white. The watches are ornate, simplistic and purposeful. The design of the pieces are based on the “Riki Steel Clock”, again focusing on simplicity, boldness and a direct, almost resolute nature. Each model will cost $1,096USD when they’re made available in January of next year.

Doxa Sub 200

Now I have to admit, I’ve never really understood the hype behind Doxa. But the new Sub 200 collection is cool. Featuring six colourful dial designs and an automatic movement in a 42mm wide by 14mm thick stainless steel case, the Sub 200 does look pretty snazzy. The Sub 200 comes on a rubber strap or an uber-cool steel “beads of rice” bracelet which I would definitely choose between the two. Expect to pay €950 for the Sub 200 on a rubber strap, while the steel bracelet option will end up costing you €990.


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