Welcome to a late distributing of This Week in Watches for February 10, 2019. Apologies, however this is the thing that happens when yours really attempts to redesign his Mac’s OS after 4 years. I mean, why fix something when it isn’t broken – indeed, it at last broke and the fix didn’t actually work. Anyhow, I’m back and prepared to bring all the news that is fit to print. This week wasn’t weighty on the deliveries, yet we should get into it in any case…
Union Glashütte Belisar Pilot Big Date
First up, we have another delivery from Union Glashütte as a 45mm pilot’s watch. We don’t cover this brand from inside the Swatch Group stable regularly, yet I figured it merited a notice because of its cutting edge turn on a normal 30’s-40’s German pilot’s watch. A huge readable dial is combined with light blue line of sight and a huge date show comprised of two huge date discs. Naturally, the watch includes a huge onion crown and a cowhide lash with a couple bolts at each end. The development is the U2896 (ETA 2896) programmed which is found in other Big Date watches from the brand. The new Belisar Big Date will retail for 2,250 Euros. I honestly don’t have any involvement in watches from Union Glashütte and I guess one could see this is a cheaper option in contrast to a portion of the more costly German retro-military pieces, however this strikes me as a fairly difficult sell versus pieces from, say, Laco or Stowa. Still, with additional items like a sapphire presentation back and the previously mentioned twin date plates, it seems like the Swatch Group is attempting to take this generally peaceful brand upscale. For more information (albeit this watch isn’t on yet), head to .
A Panerai Sells for Big Bucks at Auction
Despite the way that there are a couple Instagram gentlemen fighting about phony Panerai (and maybe having the unintended consequence of tossing genuine shade on a brand that needs anything other than as it attempts to reexamine itself), a Panerai Type A Radiomir 6152 (mid 50’s and Rolex made) was sold for a surprising 226,000 Euros at auction. Artcurial pounded the watch on January 23rd in a spot known for misers – Monaco. The watch was possessed by a Rear Admiral in the Italian Navy and had provenance that clearly supported the selling price. At 47mm, these Radiomirs look a great deal like what one can purchase from Panerai today. They’re significant recorded watches and I, for one, discover these essentially appealing with their utilitarian style. As an aside, I sort of miss the times of Panerai being so famous – when was the last time a brand really stirred up the market like they once did in the last part of the 1990’s/mid 2000’s? For any situation, read the authority press discharge on – they’re pretty shaken up!
Chronoswiss Comes with More Pre-Basel News
Chronoswiss sent us news on another new watch – the Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton, a restricted release 44mm impeccable piece. Only 30 of these will be made and it’s an illustration of another open-worked dial, however Chronoswiss adds some pretty cool geography with its pipe molded hour dial. That hour dial is in orange while the hands are in a brilliant red. Everything else is kept to dark, white and metal. Inside, we have the manual breeze C 677S regulator. We’ll tell you more about pricing and accessibility once we see it in the metal at Baselworld in a month’s time. More information on Chronoswiss can be found .
Edox Brings the Carbon
Edox sent us data on the new C-01 Carbon Chronograph and combined it with a declaration that they’ve joined forces with Pal Virik Nilson – a driver (or is it captain?) in the XCAT Powerboat world championships. I should say, that’s a terribly extraordinary decision of sponsorship, however it appears to be each game has a watch sponsor. Regarding the watch, we have a full carbon-cased 45mm chronograph that’s water impervious to 500 meters and contains what seems to be a 7750 inside. Checking out the case, it has some perfect sandwiched layers of substituting carbon colors.
The enormous “1” at 1:00 is an inquisitive style detail and keeping in mind that these are some genuinely brilliant watches, they seem like the sort of thing that a Cigarette/Donzi type proprietor would wear on a similarly boisterous speedboat. At 2,980 Euros, they’re not actually modest – perhaps somebody seeing something like a Hublot or a Royal Oak Offshore may locate these appealing, however undeniably more reasonable. These aren’t essentially my cuppa, yet they look sort of neat. In blue/dark, red/dark, gold/dark, or dim/dark, you can discover more on the .
And at last, in case you’re an adherent of Fred Mandelbaum or Jeff Stein on instagram, you’ll notice that both posted something on their accounts identified with the 50th commemoration of the Chronomatic (otherwise known as Caliber 11). Head to the , and you’ll see that both are getting everyone excited to start posting photos of their Cal 11 (and variations) utilizing the hashtag of #chronomatic50 on March 3, 2019. This was the date that press discharges were held in both New York and Geneva to declare the development to the world. I’ll make certain to show my wonky Hamilton Chrono-matic that day!
We’ll be back with more This Week in Watches one week from now…