Another week deeper into 2021, and that means another round up of all the latest watch releases in our regular series, Watches of the Week. In this week's segment we'll be featuring new watches from IWC, Garrick and Greubel Forsey, along with some other goodies we hope you will enjoy . Oh and stay tuned for our consolidated coverage of this year's LVMH Watch Week, too. Enjoy!
IWC Pilot's Watch Timezoner Edition 'Le Petit Prince'
The first of two new releases from IWC is the Pilot's Watch Timezoner Edition 'Le Petit Prince'. Featuring a stainless steel case measuring a hefty 46mm in diameter and 15.20mm in thickness, the Pilot's Watch Timezoner Edition 'Le Petit Prince' is far from a small, petite timepiece (excuse the pun). The Pilot's Watch Timezoner Edition 'Le Petit Prince' also features IWC's manufacture calibre 82760 which is visible through the open sapphire caseback. The IWC Pilot's Watch Timezoner Edition 'Le Petit Prince' is limited to only 1,500 pieces and will be priced at $13,800USD.
Greubel Forsey Balancier Contemporain in Red Gold
Greubel Forsey's brilliant Balancier Contemporain has returned, this time clad in a 5N red gold case. The Balancer Contemporain really needs no introduction. It is one of Greubel Forsey's masterclasses of haute horlogerie with a heavy focus on chronometric performance. Dripping with hand-finished details, the Balancier Contemporain's already exceptional aesthetic is complemented even more so by the use of red gold. Another heavyweight to add to the ever-growing list of Greubel Forsey grails.
Tudor's Storied Affinity with Blue Watches
Tudor has and will always be a crowd favourite. Offering delightful and impressive timepieces at a price point that is super approachable, there is no doubting the widespread appeal of Tudor at every level. And for lovers of blue watches, there is no better watchmaker to head to for your dose. Tudor's affinity with blue watches has evolved over the years, and from the 1960s Tudor has built a reputation for making watches inspired by the ocean. Tudor's connection with the ocean continues on today, with many of its iconic pieces in some way embodying that symbolic relationship. From the distinctive Heritage Chronograph Blue, inspired by the Mediterranean sea, to the understated Black Bay 32, from the revered Back Bay Bronze "Bucherer Blue" to the pioneering Pelagos and all the way to Tudor's latest blue timepiece, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight "Navy Blue", there is a clear and distinct connection between watch and nature. Almost poetic in its relationship with blue, Tudor has done justice to its rich and storied connection with the ocean.
From the British watchmaker Garrick we have the S4, a timepiece that showcases the incredible talent of its atelier. The dial of the S4 has been created by hand, utilising a piece of brass and cutting it down to size. Everything is then fitted and engraved into the dial, where at the end of its production potential buyers have the option between a frosted central part or a guilloché pattern. The S4 is powered by an ebauche calibre from ETA (the 6498 movement), but it has been heavily reworked by Garrick throughout. Pricing for the Garrick S4 starts at £4,995 for the frosted dial and jumps up to £5,995 for the guilloché dial.