Welcome back to the the latest edition of our regular series, Watches of the Week. In this week's instalment, we'll be featuring some amazing new watches from the likes of Jaeger-LeCoultre, Panerai and Hublot. Happy reading!
Jaeger-LeCoultre Adds To The Master Control Collection
Jaeger-LeCoultre has added two new stunning models to its Master Control collection. Both models feature a distinct blue aesthetic that extends from the dial to the strap. The first is the Master Control Calendar, and the second is the Master Control Date. Each model is quintessentially Jaeger, with beautiful subtle details, lovely balance and an eye for true timekeeping apparent throughout. A horologist's dream, with the Master Control Calendar absolutely bringing it home for me.
Panerai Submersible S Brabus Blue Shadow Edition PAM01241
The Panerai Submersible S Brabus Blue Shadow Edition PAM01241 is a brute of watchmaking that's as compelling as it is technically impressive. It features a 47mm titanium case fused together from powder using lasers called Direct Metal Laser Sintering and a skeletonised GMT movement with a tungsten micro-rotor. Limited to only 200 pieces, the Panerai Submersible S Brabus Blue Shadow Edition PAM01241 is priced at $70,400AUD.
Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater
In a first for the brand, Hublot presents its first ceramic clad minute repeater in the form of the new Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater. As a recent convert (thanks to the Hublot Integral...), the new Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater definitely caught my eye. Available in either black or white ceramic, the Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater combines a manually wound tourbillon with a minute repeater in the form of the manufacture MHUB 80001.H1. RH. The Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater is limited to 18 pieces in both materials and is priced at 280,000CHF.
Maurice Lacroix Aikon Skeleton
Maurice Lacroix has unveiled the openworked version of its well received Aikon. Priced conservatively at $3,300USD, the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Skeleton is an interesting entry point to openworked steel sports horology that does, of course, bare some resemblance to other steel sports watches. While the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Skeleton may lack the finer details and spirited verve of its more expensive counterparts, it still packs a lot of punch.