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Watches Of The Week: 24/06/2024 - 30/06/2024

Another week has come and gone, which means another round up of all the newest watch releases of the last seven days in your retrospective go to, Watches Of The Week. In this week's stacked edition, I'll be highlighting a range of new releases from Blancpain, Breguet and Panerai among many others.

Happy reading and have a fantastic week ahead.

Armin Strom One Week Manufacture Edition

  • Brand: Armin Strom

  • Model: One Week Manufacture Edition

  • Reference: ST23-OW.ME

  • Case: 41mm x 10.60mm

  • Case Material: Stainless steel

  • Water Resistance: 100m

  • Movement: ARM21

  • Frequency: 3.5 Hz

  • Power Reserve: 168 hours

  • Price: CHF32,000 (Limited to 100 pieces)

Armin Strom introduced the One Week Manufacture Edition, a successor to its first-ever manufacture movement, the One Week First Edition from 2023. This limited edition of 100 pieces features an openworked, architectural movement in a sleek steel case with an integrated bracelet, presented in grey and anthracite hues. This model showcases Armin Strom's innovative calibre design, reflecting their journey toward complete independence, which began 15 years ago with the establishment of their manufacture in Biel. The original One Week, launched a year later, was notable for its symmetrical movement architecture and dual barrels providing a seven-day power reserve. The new edition reimagines this landmark calibre with a bold, three-dimensional design, enhancing its visual and technical appeal through an anthracite PVD-coated mainplate and components visible through the dial.

Breguet Classique Double Tourbillon "Quai de l'Horloge" 5345

  • Brand: Breguet

  • Model: Classique Double Tourbillon “Quai de l’Horloge” 5345

  • Reference: 34BR/1S/5XU

  • Case: 46mm x 16.80mm

  • Case Material: Rose gold

  • Water Resistance: 100m

  • Movement: 588N2

  • Frequency: 2.5 Hz

  • Power Reserve: 60 hours

  • Price: On request

Breguet has launched the rose gold edition of the Classique Double Tourbillon “Quai de l’Horloge” 5345, commemorating the tourbillon's 223rd anniversary. This luxury timepiece features an intricate openworked movement with dual tourbillons, an 18k rose gold engine-turned main plate, and hand-engraved depictions of 19th-century Paris. Measuring 46mm in diameter and 16.8mm in height, the watch showcases Breguet's blend of technical innovation and traditional craftsmanship, with a three-dimensional movement design and exquisite finishing techniques.

Blancpain's New Fifty Fathom Bathyscaphe Models

Blancpain has unveiled new Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe models, including the all-new Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Quantième Complet Phases de Lune 5054. These releases are available in three gradient dial colors: blue, green, and black. They come with Blancpain’s new patented ceramic bracelet, as well as the option of a signature sailcloth or NATO strap. Alonside the Quantième Complet Phases de Lune 5054, Blancpain also unveiled the Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback 5200 and the Bathyscaphe 5000, both with matching ceramic bracelets.

Panerai Luminor Quaranta™ BiTempo Goldtech™ PAM01641

  • Brand: Panerai

  • Model: Luminor Quaranta™ BiTempo Goldtech™ PAM01641

  • Reference: PAM01641

  • Case: 40mm

  • Case Material: Goldtech™

  • Water Resistance: 100m

  • Movement: P.900/GMT

  • Frequency: 4 Hz

  • Power Reserve: 72 hours

  • Price: AUD38,700

Panerai introduces the Luminor Quaranta™ BiTempo Goldtech™ PAM01641, a 40mm watch in the Luminor collection featuring a Goldtech™ case, known for its red hue and tarnish resistance. It has a GMT complication, larger date display, and a sun-brushed black sandwich dial with white Super-LumiNova®. Powered by the P.900/GMT caliber with a 3-day power reserve, the watch includes a sapphire crystal case back. It offers easy strap interchangeability with the PAM Click Release System™, coming with black alligator leather and rubber straps.

Hublot Classic Fusion Essential Grey

Hublot has released the Classic Fusion Essential Grey, a minimalist timepiece available in 42mm and 45mm titanium cases. Featuring a sunray-brushed grey dial and the iconic porthole-shaped bezel, it operates on the ébauche HUB1110 and HUB1112 movements. The Essential Grey models are available exclusively online and offer a monochromatic aesthetic that enhances their wearability and appeal, with both models priced at USD8,500.

H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon Blue Enamel

  • Brand: H. Moser & Cie.

  • Model: Streamliner Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon Blue Enamel

  • Reference: 6905-1200

  • Case: 42.30mm x 14.40mm

  • Case Material: Stainless steel

  • Water Resistance: 50m

  • Movement: HMC 905

  • Frequency: 3 Hz

  • Power Reserve: 90 hours

  • Price: CHF260,000 (Limited to 50 pieces)

H. Moser & Cie. introduces the Streamliner Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon Blue Enamel, its most complex sports watch. The 42.3mm stainless steel case houses a grand feu enamel dial, a minute repeater, and a flying tourbillon. Powered by the manual-wind HMC 905 movement, it offers a 90-hour power reserve and 50m water resistance. The dial features a translucent “Aqua blue” enamel with a gradient finish. Limited to 50 pieces, this watch combines intricate mechanics with elegant design, priced at approximately CHF 260,000.

Breitling Adds Three Aviation-Inspired Avenger Chronographs

Breitling has expanded its Avenger collection with three new aviation-inspired chronographs. These watches, aimed at aviation enthusiasts and professionals alike, feature rugged designs with titanium cases, unidirectional rotating bezels, and water resistance up to 300 meters. Each model comes equipped with Breitling's in-house Caliber 13 movement, offering precise timekeeping and chronograph functions. The Avenger Chronograph 43 Night Mission stands out with its black dial and military-inspired green strap, while the Avenger Chronograph 43 Stainless Steel and Avenger Chronograph 43 Blue are characterized by their stainless steel construction and distinct color schemes. These additions combine robust functionality with Breitling's heritage in aviation timepieces, appealing to both collectors and everyday wearers seeking durable, high-performance watches.

Bell & Ross BR 03 Diver Watches

Bell & Ross has introduced new additions to its BR 03 Diver collection, expanding its lineup of professional diving watches. The new models, BR 03-92 Diver Green Bronze and BR 03-92 Diver Full Lum, feature distinctive designs tailored for underwater use. The BR 03-92 Diver Green Bronze combines a bronze case with a green dial, offering a unique vintage-inspired aesthetic. Meanwhile, the BR 03-92 Diver Full Lum emphasizes visibility with a fully luminescent dial and markers, ensuring readability in low-light conditions. Both watches maintain the collection's robust water resistance of up to 300 meters and are powered by automatic movements, reflecting Bell & Ross's commitment to functionality and style in diver's watches.


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