Happy New Year everyone! The 2000’s teens have come and gone in what feels like a flash, so as we herald in another year and the next decade, I just want to extend my sincerest thanks and best wishes to our entire readership. In the first Watches of the Week of the next decade, we’ve got a few highlights but unfortunately as normally is the case, the initial weeks of the new year are kind of dry. But, nevertheless, we’ve got some new pieces from Chopard, Chronoswiss and Omega. Enjoy!
Chopard L.U.C Chrono One Flyback
New from Chopard is the L.U.C Chrono One Flyback. This is a remake of the original 44mm by 14.06mm model, and now made in steel the new L.U.C Chrono One Flyback model measures 42mm by 13.42mm. Now a couple of millimeters might not sound like much, but in the world of micro-measurements in watchmaking, that’s a whole lot of real estate. 42mm does sound a lot more appropriate for the populace of high-end watch-wearers, and with its shortened lugs there is a case to be made for heightened comfort. The L.U.C Chrono One Flyback features an amazing slate-grey dial with vertical satin brushing, along with plenty of distinguishing features throughout the watch, enhancing legibility and appeal. The L.U.C Chrono One Flyback is powered by the in-house automatic L.U.C 03.03-L movement, is available in a limited run of only 250 pieces and is priced at 26,100CHF.
Chronoswiss Regulator Manufacture
From the brand that introduced the first series produced wristwatch with a regulator comes its latest iteration, the Chronoswiss Regulator Manufacture. I absolutely adore the regulator complication. The distinction between each function gives me a heightened appreciation of the time-telling process, forcing me to spend a bit more time trying to distinguish the time. The Regulator Manufacture is no exception. It’s a beautifully packaged timepiece that features a 40mm stainless steel or 18k gold case, a sterling silver dial with a guilloché dial and thermally blued steel hands. The Regulator Manufacture in steel is priced 6,100CHF, while the 18k gold model will cost 14,550CHF.
Omega Constellation Master Chronometer 39
Clad in 39mm of solid 18k Sedna Gold, the Constellation Master Chronometer 39 is a behemoth of prosperity, of affluence and of status. It’s a superb watch, no two ways about it. From the engraved Roman numerals on the solid gold bezel to the silk-embossed textured blue dial, the Constellation Master Chronometer 39 has bucket loads of presence and visceral appeal. The dial’s accents, hands and logo are made of solid 18k Sedna gold, too. Powering the Constellation Master Chronometer 39 is Omega’s in-house Master Chronometer Certified calibre 8801. Omega’s Constellation Master Chronometer 39 in solid 18k Sedna gold is priced at $18,600USD.