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This Week in Watches

This Week in Watches features Perrelet, Romain Jerome, Minuteman Watch Co and Cuervo y Sobrinos.

Perrelet Turbine GMT

The Turbine GMT is equipped with a dual time-zone function adjusted via the crown to ensure user-friendly functionality. The 44mm PVD-coated steel watch features the emblematic bladed dial of the Turbine collection, and an under-dial decorated with Côtes de Genève is delicately engraved with a map of the world. Applied Arabic numerals and hour markers with luminescent coating mark the hours. The watch is driven by the automatic Manufacture P-401 caliber, visible through the transparent caseback, with a power reserve of 42 hours. The Turbine GMT is available in four versions: classic black or Pacific blue, and each comes with either a matching rubber or alligator strap with a PVD-coated pin buckle.

Price: Approximately $6,600.

Romain Jerome Skylab 48 Speed Metal Skull

Skulls are a popular motif stemming from street culture and, of course, skateboarding. The Skylab 48 Speed Metal Skull features a skeletonized skull-shaped applique held by two functional screws to allow maximum transparency of the movement, which has straight vertical and horizontal bridges. The barrel is visible at 12 o’clock, the balance wheel at 6 o’clock and the train at 9 o’clock. The skull applique is in anodized aluminum, except for the silver skull version, and the anodizing process helps give the aluminum its unique color and also makes it resistant to corrosion. The 48mm black PVD-coated steel case houses the RJ004-M mechanical movement that powers the central hours and minutes. The collection consists of 12 different color options, each limited to nine pieces.

Price: $23,500

Minuteman Watch Co. Independent Series

The new series in the American company’s repertoire was created in response to requests for smaller-sized watches at a lower price. Chris Wiegand from Wiegand Custom Watch and Lum-Tec designed the new timepiece and will donate 25% of the profit from Minuteman Watch Company’s net annual sales of the watch to Fisher House to help military veterans. The 40mm case is powered by a Ronda quartz movement; the dial features luminous hands and markers. There are two models, Independence and a black PVD coated option.

Price: $329 (Black PVD) and $309 (Independence)

Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Vuelo

The Swiss watchmaker with the Latin soul is reviving one of its historic model. The case benefits from a highly complex construction that has the lugs fashioned as separate parts, then perfectly adjusted as a continuation of the chronograph pushers. The ivory colored dial features luminescent hands with nicely contrasting red and the blue. Displayed on a three-tiered layout are the small seconds and minute counter on the first level, the 24-hour scale for the second timezone, hour-markers and numerals on the second level, with minutes and seconds on the third level.

Price: $7,600

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