Recapping the week of watch releases, news, and our favorite things.
After all of the excitement from LVMH Watch Week last week, it was a bit slower in the world of watch releases this week. But that doesn’t mean there was nothing to talk about so let’s dive into it.
Time and Tide Watch & Act Auction
After auctioning of a Doxa a few weeks ago for Australian bush fire relief efforts, Time & Tide continue focus their energies on this great cause. Sixteen watches from various brands have been donated including several “piece unique” timepieces and are being auctioned through January 31st with all proceeds going to bush fire relief. Head over to the auction website here and check out the amazing timepieces available. And consider donating to one of the many amazing charities that are supporting this cause.
Breitling Navitimer B03 Rattrapante Chronograph
Adding to their collection of prestigious chronographs, Breitling have introduced the prestigious rattrapante complication into a red gold 45mm case weighing 140g. Thankfully the leather strap cuts down on any additional weight here. Featuring the brand’s B03 movement, the watch has a 1/4th second. 30 minute, and 12 hour counter all with the added feature of the rattrapante complication which allows the user to record two independent times at once. Availability isn’t clear but pricing is set at €26.270,00 including VAT. See more on their website.
Junghans Max Mill Black and White
Three new timepieces made an appearance from Junghans keeping with their well known, minimalist design. The first are two pieces added to the traditional Max Bill Automatic. Available in two different case sizes (34mm or 38mm), the three hand design watches with date are powered by the Sellita SW-300 automatic movement. The third watch added is a chronograph feature in the Max Bill Chronoscope collection. Powered by the Sellita SW-500, it features a 40mm case size with chronograph with 30 min and 12 hour counters at the twelve and six o’clock as well as a day/date complication. Unique about all three pieces is their white dial with black lettering and use of grey SuperLuminova. All three are also housed in stainless steel cases that have a matte anthracite PVD coating. View the selection of watches on the Junghans website here.
Seiko 5 Sports Brian May Limited Edition
Seiko unveiled a new partnership with Queen lead guitarist Brian May. Having been a fan of Seiko watches for some time and even seen wearing them frequesntly, this limited edition timepiece is designed after the guitar that the musician hand built with his father at a young age. The 42.5mm watch sources Seiko’s 4R36 automatic calibre with 41 hour power reserve and 100 meters of water resistance. Limited to 9,000 pieces, Brian May’s signature can be seen through the open caseback and includes a special presentation box modeled after a guitar case. Pricing unknown but availability is listed as May of 2020. Click here to find out more.
Konstantin Chaykin Introduces the Mouse King
In celebrating Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rat, Konstantin Chaykin has introduced a seven piece limited edition watch called The Mouse King. A moment’s glance down at the dial will tell you exactly why it is called this. The inspiration came during the recent Christmas season when Konstatin was reading The Nutcracker to his daughter. Playing off of the brand’s popular Joker series, the 42mm watch is set in titanium and is paired with a black leather strap.
Some of our Favorite Things
In the world of YouTube, it seems that BaselWorld 2020 Predictions are the theme as both Horology House and Jenni Elle voiced their thoughts on what this year would bring.
And speaking of Horology House, Chris has launched his new line of NATO straps this week and we may or may not already have some on the way. Check them out on his website.
Thats’s all for this week! We look forward to seeing hoe January finished up and y’all enjoy what’s left of your weekend.Follow Us:
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