If you only read one horological highlights compilation this week, make it this one. Featuring TAG Heuer, Hublot, Bamford Watch Dept and Habring2
By Chris Hall
Something new: TAG Heuer X Fragment Carrera
This is so new we’re not entirely sure of all the details. Japanese streetwear designer Hiroshi Fujiwara, who creates under the label Fragment, started posting teaser shots of a Heuer Carrera on his Instagram last week, and this morning the full watch emerged via Calibre11. We assume it’s a limited edition, and it’s identifiable by the Fragment logo at 12 o’clock, the word Fragment at half past five, and a very low-key tachymeter scale running round the outside of the dial. More info on this when we have it.
Somewhere to shop: Bamford pop-up at Selfridges
Starting today, Bamford London is opening a pop-up at Selfridges that will see a number of new watch designs introduced. Chief among these is an automatic GMT in black and yellow (running a Sellita SW330-1 and priced at £1,100), with four new colours set to debut on November 26. Besides the attention-grabbing work with TAG Heuer and Zenith, Bamford’s own watch offering is becoming more serious – this design is a step on from the quartz Mayfair.
Something to visit: Jewellery talks at SalonQP
As part of SalonQP 2018, we have partnered up with our sister title Harper’s Bazaar to bring you the Bazaar Salon; a space for women’s watches and fine jewellery. As part of the exhibition we will have two talks that are perfect for the jewellery lover in your life: Kiki McDonough, jeweller to the Duchess of Cambridge will be discussing her love of coloured stones and what to buy right now, and Nikki Sanderson, jewellery designer at William & Son, will look at wider trends in the jewellery market. Talks will take place in the Bazaar Salon on Friday November 23 at 2.30pm and 3.30pm respectively.
Something bronze (1): Hublot Bucherer Blue Bronze
Bucherer’s Blue Edition watches are coming along like buses at the moment, and we hear on the grapevine that there will be even more next year. While it may be hard to believe there are still watches that haven’t had the Bucherer Blue treatment, it’s hard to deny that the resulting creations are highly effective. Last week saw Hublot’s Classic Fusion Chronograph join the collection, with a bronze case. It’s the first time a Bucherer Blue edition has debuted something not found in the brand’s own range.
Something bronze (2): Habring2 X Massena Lab
At the other end of the watch design spectrum is this, a collaboration between industry veteran, Timezone forum founder and all-round watch guru William Massena and everyone’s favourite Austrian husband and wife watchmaking duo Habring2. The watch is based on the Erwin, and retains the deadbeat seconds A11S movement, but adds a polished bronze case with a high aluminium content (which gives it a yellower look than regular bronze). Limited to 500 pieces, priced at $5,995.