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This Week in Watches – March 16, 2019

This Week in Watches – March 16, 2019

Howdy people, it’s This Week in Watches for March 16, 2019!  Next week is Baselworld 2019, so note that we’ll be taking a hiatus from TWIW next end of the week, but never dread, my dulcet tones will return the accompanying weekend.  And now…

Mühle-Glashütte Sea-Timer BlackMotion

There’s nothing like the smell of umlaut in the morning and here we are with the Mühle-Glashütte Sea-Timer BlackMotion, a 300M water resistant “adventure” watch in 44mm.  The case is PVD-coated with TiC (titanium carbonate in the event that I have my chemistry within proper limits) and a Sellita SW 200-1 toils away inside. A water resistant dark textile strap is fitted to the watch and has an elastic backing.  While PVD watches are anything but new, they unmistakably have a following.  Heck, a pal of mine in Deeeeetroit (howdy, Austin) even sent me a note about this watch telling me the amount he enjoyed it before I’d seen it.  This isn’t a little watch, but it has a perfect, intentional look to it.  Pricing is by all accounts 2,200 Euros. Head to M-G’s for more information.

Doxa Celebrates the T.Graph’s 50th

Now, this one came from waaaaaaaaaaaay out in left field.  Doxa sent news that it will celebrate the 50th commemoration of its cult-exemplary Sub 200 T.Graph in gold.  There’s a hint of priority there as a gold Sub 300 was apparently made by uncommon order in the 70’s for a French diver.  Anyhow, the brand will make 13 (that’s all) pieces in 5N, 18K gold and will fit them with NOS Valjoux 7734 movements (that’s pretty cool).  Available on an orange elastic strap with the option of a custom-built gold dots of rice bracelet, I want to like this.  I mean, I’m in this odd stage in life where gold is a bit like bacon – I’d take it combined with just about anything.  On the other hand, the word is that this piece will sell for some place just short of – wait for it – $70,000.  Yeah…  I’ve addressed more than one colored in the fleece Doxa fan about this watch and, obviously, their feathers are unsettled about this one.  Also, take a glance at the dial…let’s trust those sub registers are renders that will get tighter detailing.  Still, chutzpah is chutzpah…if you’re interested in one of these, I’d envision an email to Doxa will be trailed by a speedy response.  Doxa’s website is legendarily delayed to update (and almost adored for this), so no news is currently there.

Doxa Celebrates its 130th with the Sub 200

In other news, Doxa sent the first pictures of another Sub 200 – in view of a plan that pre-dates the incredible Sub 300.  When we met with Doxa last year at Baselworld, we took care of the original piece and it’s hard not to like.  It had what I’d suppose was a HF case that was likewise seen on early Seamaster 300’s and Eterna Kon-Tikis and had a basic, attractive dial.  This new piece looks pretty great and I can even get my head around the “130 years” writing.  Inside is an ETA 2824-2 and estimating is supposed to be truly sensible at around $1200.  130 of these will be made, but it foreshadows another line to be delivered later this year utilizing this style of case.  The case is 42mm and the water resistance is 200M.

Tiffany Limited Edition Square in Stainless

I’m about a month late on this, but I think it’s worth showing here.  When I was in Florida last month, my Mom showed me an email from Tiffany & Co and it featured a pretty cool watch.  As a development to 2017’s Limited Edition Square in gold, Tiffany has delivered an adaptation in stainless steel.  What’s more is that the watch has an in-house manufactured manual breeze movement (cal TCO.1874M) that’s square as well.  Nope, it’s not a round movement shoe-horned into a square case to save money.  I discover this watch truly attractive at 27mm right around (apparently, it’s almost 39mm long) and it retails for $4,500.  Not all Tiffany boutiques will convey this, though, so you may wish to call and check whether they can get one for you to try – or, just fly to New York and try to get some breakfast there while you’re at it! It’s limited although for the existence of me, I couldn’t discover the number of pieces will be made.  For a bit more information, head to the .

As you can see, it was a genuinely light week for This Week in Watches.  Stay tuned for a wide range of Baselworld 2019 news and we’ll see you back here a few weeks!

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