Welcome back to the latest edition of Watches of the Week, where we feature new watches released over the past seven days. In this week's round up we'll be covering new watches from Jaquet Droz, Hermès, Girard-Perregaux and Glashütte Original. Enjoy!
Hermès Slim d'Hermès La Source de Pégase
The first new release from Hermès this week is the Slim d'Hermès La Source de Pégase. Two interpretations of the Slim d'Hermès La Source de Pégase were released, the first a luminous yellow model set with 52 baguette-cut diamonds against a Grand Feu enamel and straw marquetry dial, while the second model features sky blue shades against a mother-of-pearl dial. Both pieces are available in a limited run of only 12 pieces each, with pricing available on request.
Hermès Cape Cod Chaîne d'ancre
The second release from Hermès is the Cape Cod Chaîne d'ancre. This is a dramatic, aesthetically intriguing and wholly captivating package that combines the delicate and eloquent nature of diamonds with the elemental and raw feel of obsidian. The end product is a timepiece that is polarising, vivid, wonderfully unique and very much against the grain.
Bremont SOLO "Lady K"
Named after the boat Bremont founders Nick and Giles' father built for their mother, the new SOLO "Lady K' is available in two distinct models. The first comes with a white mother of pearl dial, and the second with a black Tahitian mother of pearl dial. Both models have a bezel set with 60 white brilliant diamonds, along with 8 diamonds in place of the hour indices. Australian pricing is quite reasonable, with each model costing $9,400AUD.
Girard-Perregaux Three Flying Bridges Aston Martin Edition
In celebration of the partnership between the historic watchmaker and the esteemed supercar manufacturer Aston Martin, Girard-Perregaux has released the first in what I hope is a long list of exciting partnership-commemorating timepieces with the new Three Flying Bridges Aston Martin Edition. This specific model is made in a limited run of only 18 pieces and will be priced at 129,100CHF. The Three Flying Bridges Aston Martin Edition is angular, dramatic and carries with it all of the haute horlogerie theatrics you would want in a piece that shares its name with such an iconic supercar manufacturer and F1 team.
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Anniversary Edition
To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Pierre Jaquet-Droz, the maison has unveiled its latest piece with the Grande Seconde Moon Anniversary Edition.A scintillating and intriguing affair, the Grande Seconde Moon Anniversary Edition is available in two editions, one which explores the traditions of the watchmaker with an ivory Grand Feu enamel dial, a signature of Jaquet-Droz and the other with a matte black dial, reminiscent of the night sky.
Edox CO-1 Carbon Chronograph Automatic
From Edox we have the CO-1 Carbon Chronograph Automatic. Clad in carbon, the CO-1 Carbon Chronograph Automatic is a true adventurer's timepiece, combining durability with functionality throughout. From the 3mm thick sapphire crystal to the screw-down crown and pushers, and to the helium valve, the 500m water resistant CO-1 Carbon Chronograph Automatic is a beast in every sense of the word. A solid yes from me. And at €3,190, it certainly is budget friendly.
Baume & Mercier Riviera
Green is the new black, and in the case of the Baume & Mercier Riviera we can definitely see why the colour has gained such a cult following. The Baume & Mercier Riviera features a dodecagonal bezel integrated seamlessly into the stainless steel case as well as a sun-satin finished green dial decorated with delicate stylised waves. It's available in either a 36mm version or a 42mm version, with both models coming with Baume & Mercier's Fast Strap interchangeability system. This model pairs beautifully with a stainless steel bracelet, but my favourite combination is the green rubber strap.
Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date
Limited to only 100 pieces and available either on a leather strap or metal bracelet, the new Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date is indeed a nod to a bygone era of design. Available with either a varnished yellow or turquoise dial, the Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date's aesthetic follows the cult trends of a decade full of music, fashion and culture, all the while ensuring its horological virtues remain second to none.