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This Week in Watches

iW Magazine’s This Week in Watches features Aerowatch, Baume & Mercier, Edox, Glashütte Original, Tissot and DuBois et Fils.

AEROWATCH 1942 AUTOMATIC MOON PHASE

This independent Swiss maker adds to its 1942 Collection with a newly developed moonphase model that shines with a blue, sun-brushed dial with baton-style hour markers and satin-finished analog date at 6 o’clock. The classic timekeeping instrument comes in a 42mm case with a cambered sapphire-crystal glass that offers a see-through caseback to reveal its self-winding Dubois Dépraz automatic movement finished with perlage on the bridges and Geneva striping on the rotor. Price:$2,280.

Baume & Mercier Classima Moonphase

This 40 mm-diameter steel quartz model features a discreet date window at 6 o’clock, combined with a central display of the moonphases appearing through a stylized opening in the shape of a crescent moon. Simultaneously classic and contemporary with its black alligator strap and triple-folding clasp with security push-pieces, the watch is an affordable gift that can be engraved with a personal message. Price: $1,850.

Edox Chronoffshore -1 Lucerne

Part of a new range of Chronoffshore-1 timepieces, this model is a this 45mm steel automatic chronograph powered by a Swiss caliber and featuring a black ceramic bezel that frames a checkerboard-patterned carbon fiber dial. With hours, minutes and seconds chronograph sub-dials, day-date display and a red inner tachymeter scale, it’s full of functionality yet modern and uncluttered. The watch’s thick sapphire crystal and deep-water resistance (500 meters) makes it perfect for active wear. The watch’s caseback is decorated with a boat propeller engraving. On a rubber strap here, the watch is also available with a steel bracelet. Price:4,150.

Glashütte Original Sixties Iconic Collection

Introduced in 1964, the original automatic Spezimatic is one of this German company’s most famous creations. They were manufactured from 1964 to 1979 and were introduced in many versions. All were highly reliable and featured an elegant design and quickly became style icons of their time. Glashütte Original pays tribute to this iconic era with a special collection, inspired by the original Spezimatic. This new collection features five uniquely named dial colors: Sixties Red, Sixties Golden, Sixties Aqua, Sixties Brown and Sixties Grey. All five models feature a graduated dégradé effect on the dial, which is achieved using an extremely complex and time-consuming process in Glashütte Original’s own dial manufactory in Pforzheim, Germany. In this process the dials are first galvanized and then lacquered by hand. All five models are 39mm in diameter and fitted with a matching Louisiana Alligator leather strap. Inside each is the automatic Calibre 39-52, the firm’s own movement, also found in all Glashutte Original Sixties timepieces. Price: $7,500.

Tissot Chemin des Tourelles

This collection takes its name from the street in Le Locle, Switzerland, where the Tissot manufacture was established in 1907, and where the company can still be found today. The watch complements the company’s years of expertise with a contemporary design and an elegant case that comes in a variety of different finishes, including polished and brushed. Chemin des Tourelles features watches with an ETA automatic chronograph, a long-life Tissot Powermatic 80, skeleton models and quartz movements. Price: The automatic model pictured is $1,175.

DuBois et Fils DBF004

With its 44mm multi-piece steel case, this new model, called DBF004 ’Montre anniversaire 230 ans,’ features a blue high-gloss painted dial – two hands, a small seconds counter and elegant, hand-appliqued indices. Inside is a genuine Swiss hand-wound RECORD 662 movement from the 1960s, visible through the double-sided anti-reflective coated sapphire glass base. A handcrafted brown strap made of calf leather rounds off the design. The anniversary collection is available in three different dial versions (blue, anthracite and ivory) and in line with the house’s long tradition is limited to 99 editions per version. The DBF004 models are now available in the DuBois et fils Online Shop and can be ordered at selected retailers. Price: 6,950 Swiss francs (about $7,200).

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