Watches of the Week: 27/01/2020 - 02/02/2020
The past week was a tad restrained in terms of new releases. Perhaps watchmakers are waiting to release their latest and greatest at the upcoming watch fairs. In the latest Watches of the Week instalment, we have a handful of new pieces from MB&F, Oris and Grand Seiko. Enjoy!
You can check out last week's releases here.
MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual Now in Yellow Gold
Yep, the title says it all. MB&F's legendary Legacy Machine Perpetual is now available in a full yellow gold case with a contrasting blue dial. Everything else remains the same with the LMP. The same theatrics from its incredible perpetual calendar movement developed by MB&F and Stephen McDonnell. The same beastly dimensions. The same 14mm suspended balance wheel. Previously the Legacy Machine Perpetual was made available in platinum, white gold, titanium and in red gold. But there is something about yellow gold that just hits all the right notes. Limited 25 pieces and priced at $167,000USD.
Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition
Created in collaboration with the Coral Restoration Foundation, a non-profit charity focusing its efforts on repopulating the reefs of the Key's area in Florida. The watch in question is the Carysfort Reef Limited Edition. Clad in yellow gold and featuring a blue-black laser engraved ceramic bezel, I feel that Oris has hit it out of the ballpark with the visceral design of the Carysfort Reef Limited Edition. Powered by the Sellita SW 330-1 base movement, the Carysfort Reef Limited Edition unfortunately does not have its own 'manufacture' boasting rights. Here's to hoping that that changes some time soon. Anyway, the Carysfort Reef Limited Edition is limited to only 50 pieces, with 3 of those pieces being donated by Oris to the Coral Restoration Foundation to be auctioned off, with all proceeds benefiting the organisation. Otherwise, the Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition will be priced at $19,000USD.
Grand Seiko Introduces Four Limited Edition Models for its 60th Anniversary
To celebrate its 60th anniversary, Grand Seiko has released four brand new limited edition models. Each model features a distinct blue dial. There is the Heritage Collection Hi-Beat 3600, limited to 1,500 pieces and priced at $6,300USD. Then there is the Sports Collection Quartz Limited Edition, limited to 2,000 pieces and priced at $3,900USD. There is also the Heritage Collection Quartz Limited Edition, limited to 2,500 pieces and priced at $3,800USD. And finally there is the Elegance Collection Women's Automatic Limited Edition geared obviously towards the female collector, limited to 300 pieces and priced at $9,500USD.