Welcome to This Week in Watches for March 8, 2019 and surmise what?  We have another website!

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon 

We get the ball rolling with a blast this week – a 70,500 Euro blast(!) – with the new JLC Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon.  Personally, I’ve generally adored the Master Collection as I discover them to be basically excellent and mechanically admirable.  While I’m not a huge tourbillon fan, I comprehend the interest and this one is probably pretty much downplayed short of darkening the development entirely.  This one comes in at 40mm and is cased in rose gold.  The in-house 987G works away within a watch that’s an inadequate 11.3mm thick.  Head to JLC’s for more details.

H.Moser Endeavor Center Seconds Diamond Purity

I consistently appreciate an exquisite dial from H.Moser and here’s another!  Today, we have a 38mm steel case including a bezel with 60 diamonds encompassing a Blue Lagoon dial.  The watch is controlled by the in-house HMC Cal. 200 automatic.  The watch will come on a hand-stitched dim gator tie with pin buckle.  It’s hard not to just allow the image to do the talking here – Moser makes an exquisite looking watch.  Head for more information.

Vault V1+CTi 

So here’s an image I don’t think a lot about, yet RJ and G2 happened to visit them and they left away dazzled with the brand’s thoughtfulness regarding details.  With the 39 x 46.7mm V1+CTi, it appears to be troublesome not to be charmed by the interesting case.  Vault professes to be the main watch brand to utilize a case made of a novel composite of titanium and carbon.  The layers presenting up the defense are hand laid and afterward positioned under tremendous tension (think sintering) to bond the materials. 32 hours of machining later, we have the finished case.

All told, Vault reveals to us that 158 days are required beginning to end to make one of these technical masterpiece (not certain that would pass a syntactic test!).  Inside, we have the V01 programmed made by Uhrteil AG.  For sure, there’s a cycle of a heavy metal/steampunk look, however it’s hard not to be intrigued from a materials standpoint.  We don’t have word on the valuing, yet accept you’ll have to really visit your bank versus an outing to the nearby Geldautomat.  More data can be found on Vault’s .

Mido Baroncelli Midnight Blue

Mido has dropped another midnight blue dial tone for its Baroncelli line and it’s accessible for both its men’s and women’s watches.  In rose gold PVD-covered steel or spotless, these are competitive pieces beginning at 700 Euros ($870USD in the US) for the 38mm men’s automatics and heading up to a sensible 910 Euros for the women model with including 12 diamonds on the dial.  The rose gold PVD rendition will retail in the US for $1140USD. The gent’s variant has the Caliber 80 development (base ETA C07.611) that has a fitting 80 hours of force reserve.  The women model has an ETA 2671 development with date. Mido has the midnight blue watches on .

(Photo by: patriceschreyer.com)

The FHH Joins the Chronometry Competition in Le Locle 

I hadn’t understood that the town of Le Locle, Switzerland and its exhibition hall had commenced the Chronometry Compeition back in 2009.  In what seems like the circumstance competitions of old, the town has connected with METAS and the COSC to help set norms and decide the winners.  Now, the Haute-Horlogerie Fondation (FHH) will loan its help as well.  The cutoff time for entering this year’s competition is March 31, 2019, so bring your “A game”, storeroom watchmakers!  Ah, yet pause, this is for the Swiss just, which is somewhat of a bummer.  You can discover more on the competition .  Our header photo is kindness of patriceschreyer.com.

Breguet Marine 5527 Chrono

Breguet has another delivery in the Marine 5527 Chrono.  At 42.3mm in width, the watch will come in white gold (seen above), rose gold (with guilloche dial), and titanium with record dim dial – that seems like the watch for me.  Either leather or elastic will keep this sumptuous chronograph attached to your wrist.  Inside, we have the in-house programmed, 28 gem 582QA chronograph movement.  No word on valuing or timing yet and the models haven’t yet hit the .

(photo kindness of TAG Heuer)

TAG Heuer Will Celebrate the Monaco

We’ve invested a great deal of energy discussing the 50th commemoration of the Chronomatic development and it appears to be that TAG Heuer will bounce in on the fun with a few new Monaco models to praise its 50th birthday.  The brand declared a couple things.  First, it would hold occasions in Asia, the USA, and Europe throughout 2019 and that another extraordinary version Monaco would be delivered at each event.  They incorporated some key timetable focuses in the Monaco’s history too, so perhaps we’ll get something exciting.  Also significant is a forthcoming book called Paradoxical Superstar about the history of the Monaco that will be accessible start in May on the and at boutiques.  Let’s see what comes, however I am hoping for some round pushers on that old square case!



The Brady Heywood Podcast on Apollo 13 

So, right off the bat, I’ll give Jason Heaton kudos for recommending the Apollo 13 scenes on the Brady Heywood Podcast.  This is one compelling listen!  If you don’t have a clue who Brady Heywood is, a speedy search will point you towards a namesake designing firm in Brisbane, Australia of all places.  Apparently, Mr. (it very well may be Dr.) Heywood has a genuine enthusiasm for scientific designing and disappointment mechanisms, so he made a digital broadcast to clarify a portion of history’s greatest technical downfalls.  I investigated the library and the 20 or so scenes preceding his new 5-section arrangement last 20-30 minutes maximum.  When you get into the Apollo 13 sections, though, they’re 45+ minutes each, so he put some genuine energy into these.  Upon hitting play, you’re met with what sounds to me like an Irish pronunciation and that’s a bit unique for a story that’s constantly been told with an American hint (I watched Apollo 13 last night interestingly and this web recording is better, trust me) – however it’s great!  Heywood somehow clarifies some highly technical highlights of the rocket and what happened to those of us laymen.  He adds the perfect measure of feeling to the account that makes the whole thing very listenable.  It’s one more update that the force of something so basic like radio can be very profound.  This was an incredible multi week of driving my typically exhausting autobahn route.  Head to download or simply find it in the iTunes store.

(photo politeness of Eduard Marmet wikipedia.org)

The Concorde’s Maiden Flight Turns 50

I should apologize in light of the fact that I had it in my head a week ago to specify that the Concorde Supersonic Jet took its lady flight 50 years prior on March 2, 1969.  I actually review touching down at Chuck De Gaulle Airport from Detroit in a 747 and when we at long last had reached the entryway, I looked to one side out the window.  Directly close to me were two Air France Concordes flanked by another 747 from the airline.  The planes had quite recently completed their last flights the day preceding on May 31, 2003.  I felt fortunate to see them, however it was a tragic moment.  I mean honestly, I realize that commercial planes of today are definitely further developed than those of 40-50 years prior, yet they still generally look the same.  The Concorde was unique and still looks stunning each time I see the one stopped toward the finish of the runway at Heathrow. Aside from having visited the one stopped at the in Sinsheim, Germany (an unquestionable requirement do!), I always was unable to fly in one.  There are accounts of associates who had the chance to do it in view of a very late business crisis, yet it was positively uncommon air.  I did some searching on the web and I ran over a truly of one individual’s flight insight on the Concorde and it’s an incredible little read.  Check it out… and we should hope that supersonic flight truly returns one day.

Enjoy your end of the week and thanks for checking out This Week in Watches – see you next week!