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Watches of the Week: 26/07/2021 - 01/08/2021

Welcome to the next edition of Watches of the Week, our weekly series where we feature the latest watch releases of the past seven days. In this week's instalment, we'll be featuring a handful of new watches from Audemars Piguet, Ressence and Gorilla. Enjoy!

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar

New from Audemars Piguet is the titanium-encased, salmon-dialled Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar. Limited to only 300 pieces, the new Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar reference 26615TI.OO.1220TI.01 continues on in the same vein as many other new Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar models in that they're produced in super limited runs. This particular model is a fantastic rendition of the acclaimed Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar and rides the ever-popular wave of salmon-coloured dials. This new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar is priced at $85,100USD.

Ressence Type 1 Slim HOD Limited Edition for HODINKEE

The Ressence Type 1 Slim HOD is the latest collaborative piece between the watchmaker and HODINKEE. Released in a limited run of only 20 pieces, all of which are already sold out, the new Ressence Type 1 Slim HOD features a stunning titanium case and a three-dimensional honeycomb dial. The new Ressence Type 1 Slim HOD is perhaps the most aesthetically striking collaborative model the two brands have released, with sandblasted and nickel-coated German Silver creating a dramatically beautiful and wholly intriguing visual.

Gorilla Thunderbolt

New from Gorilla is the Thunderbolt, the next piece in a line of bold, aggressive, macho and vivid watches. The Thunderbolt carries on the thematic look of all of Gorilla's watches, with a distinct blocky and engineered look coupled with unique architecture and striking colours. But the difference between this new model and the others is the addition of a Dubois Depraz chronograph module that sits atop the ETA 2892 base calibre. This means that within its titanium case and skeletonised dial lies the beating heart of a serious bit of kit, capped off by some very interesting and modern crown and pusher architecture. Super cool stuff, but at $8,500USD and limited to 99 pieces, I wonder who will actually be pulling the trigger for one


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