Watches of the Week: 30/03/2020 - 05/04/2020
Another week has come and gone, and with that we bid farewell to a tumultuous March, hoping for a better April. In this week's 'Watches of the Week' instalment, we take a look at new releases from H. Moser & Cie, Jaquet Droz, Corum, Swatch, Glashütte Original and Franck Muller. Stay safe, stay home and enjoy!
You can check out last week's releases here.
H. Moser & Cie Venturer Vantablack Black Hands
Black on black is the theme with the new H. Moser & Cie Venturer Vantablack Black Hands additions. Three pieces were released, a 39mm and 43mm Venturer Vantablack Black Hands model, along with a delectable 42mm Endeavour Tourbillon Vantablack Hands model. Priced at $27,600USD, $26,600 and $69,000USD respectively, the new models combine H. Moser & Cie's incredible Vantablack material (Vanta meaning 'Vertically Aligned Nanotube Arrays'), with blackened leaf hands which actually look grey against the light-absorbing Vantablack dial. Awesome stuff. Also available on H. Moser & Cie's e-commerce platform. Happy shopping!
Jaquet Droz Opal Loving Butterfly Automaton
Jaquet Droz produces some of the world's most intricate and most beautiful dials, and the manufacture is celebrating its affiliation with gorgeous visuals with two unique timepieces, honoring the art of mineral dials. Jaquet Droz uses an opal to craft the main dial, while applying a variety of different materials to create the vision that is the Loving Butterfly Automaton. The iridescent look of the opal serves as the perfect backdrop, with the Opal Loving Butterfly Automaton being made available in either a red gold or white gold case.
Corum Admiral 42 Automatic Full Black
Corum has recreated one of its longest standing collections, now available in a dodecagonal case in black PVD-treated stainless steel with a blackened brass dial. Corum has utilised a variety of distinctive and striking colours to pair with the full black look of each Admiral 42 Automatic, and it has done so to dramatic effect. Pricing for each new Corum Admiral 42 Automatic Full Black model is a very approachable $5,200USD.
Swatch Sistem51 Petite Seconde
Swatch's now iconic Sistem51 gets an update in the form of a small seconds dial. Its movement is still completely made by machines with no human intervention, it still looks epically playful and it's still super wallet friendly. What else could you ask for in a watch that costs $215USD?
Glashütte Original New Original Sixties Models
Glashütte Original has unveiled two brand new additions to its Original Sixties collection, both featuring a beautiful 'Glacier Blue' dial. The models receiving this new dial treatment are the Original Sixties and Original Sixties and Original Sixties Chronograph models, costing €6,600 and €8,100 respectively. Both models are supremely beautiful, but our pick would be the chronograph which features a modular chronograph movement visible through the open sapphire caseback. Ice cold cool!
Franck Muller Vanguard Racing Skeleton
New from Franck Muller is the Vanguard Racing Skeleton, a combination of skeletonisation, boldness, modernity and originality. The Vanguard Racing Skeleton's tonneau shaped case is available in 18k rose gold, carbon, titanium or stainless steel with the model featuring the calibre FM 2800-DT, a three-handed calibre that is completely skeletonised. This is a brilliant watch that will unfortunately be overshadowed by its tonneau-shaped competitors. Pricing yet to be confirmed.