Watches of the Week: 27/09/2021 - 03/10/2021


Welcome to the next edition of our regular series, Watches of the Week. Since it's been a relatively quiet one this week, we thought it a good time to recap on some of our favourite watches released in the past month, including some brilliant pieces from Chanel, Panerai, Audemars Piguet and Jaeger-LeCoultre. Enjoy!


You can check out last week's releases here.


Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater

It's been some 90 years since the Reverso was introduced to the world and over 150 years since Jaeger-LeCoultre created its first minute repeater. So, to celebrate these two momentous occasions, Jaeger-LeCoultre has unveiled its latest super complication, the Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater. Powered by the Calibre 944, a movement that is completely in-house designed and made, the new Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater features an openworked front dial that displays the movement in all of its glory, while on the back dial what we get is instead a dial that is very much in-tune with what we've all come to expect from the Reverso. Magnificent stuff! (From Watches of the Week: 20/09/2021 - 26/09/2021)


Audemars Piguet Drops Three New Masterpieces

As the title indicates, Audemars Piguet has once again brought to the market a handful of new timepieces. In total there are five new models, three of which are undoubtedly supremely complicated, with the last two being two new frosted versions of the Royal Oak Chronograph, one in white gold and the other pink gold. The first of the three new complicated releases is the new 18k white and pink gold two-tone CODE 11.59 Tourbillon Openworked. The second is the supremely inconspicuous Royal Oak Repeater Supersonnerie, now available in titanium with a guilloché smoked grey dial. And the third is another titanium timepiece, this time in the form Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, with a blue "Grande Tapisserie" dial with contrasting grey sub-dials. Audemars Piguet is on a roll! (From Watches of the Week: 13/09/2021 - 19/09/2021)


Panerai Luminor Marina Carbotech Blu Notte

From Panerai we have the new Luminor Marina Carbotech Blu Notte, reference PAM01664. For the first time, the maison has combined its proprietary Carbotech case material with its stunning Blu Notte dial. This is a fantastic contemporary timepiece from Panerai that rides the wave of dark case materials. I particularly like the way the Blu Notte shimmers under different light, which is offset really well by the flat colour palette of the Carbotech case. (From Watches of the Week: 13/09/2021 - 19/09/2021)


Chanel Monsieur. Superleggera Edition

How do you make a watch that is already as good as the Monsieur. is even better? Well, you endow it in black with dashes or red and you add the name "Superleggera" to it. Here is the new Monsieur. Superleggera Edition from Chanel, one of the most unconventional yet incredible looking pieces of 2021. I love its darkened aesthetic, its fantastic movement and its affinity with the extreme. Definitely on the want list. (From Watches of the Week: 30/08/2021 - 05/09/2021)


Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges

Girard-Perregaux is one of the most underrated maisons of traditional haute horlogerie. Since its inception some 230 years ago, the watchmaker has long been associated with the iconic three flying bridge design. And now it's back in its latest form, the Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges. Featuring a pink gold case with matching pink gold bridges, the new Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges is an aesthetic delight through and through. (From Watches of the Week: 30/08/2021 - 05/09/2021)


Greubel Forsey GMT Earth The Final Edition

The third and final edition of the masterpiece that is the GMT Earth has just been released, and boy is it incredible. Clad in titanium, limited to only 11 pieces and weighing just 117 grams, the new Greubel Forsey GMT Earth The Final Edition is a wonderfully contemporary take on what is a very avant-garde timepiece. (From Watches of the Week: 30/08/2021 - 05/09/2021)