In the past couple of months, new watches have been released but three have really stood out from the crowd.
3. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore LeBron James limited edition
Last year Audemars Piguet announced LeBron James, a professional American basketball player, as their new brand ambassador. To honour this announcement, and LeBron James, they have developed a new 600 piece limited edition dedicated to him.
Like LeBron James, the size of the watch is large with a 18-carat rose gold 44m diameter case. Not only is the case large, the bezel is made from titanium- lightweight titanium so it isn’t heavy on the wrist. The dial is also has a grey “Méga Tapisserie” pattern which gives it an edge and makes it appear like metal. To give this watch a softer touch, diamonds are also set on a push-piece at the side of the case at the 2 o’clock mark.
2. TAG Heuer Carrera Jack Heuer edition
Yet another watch made for dedication purposes, this new TAG Heuer celebrates the 80th birthday of TAG’s chairman Jack Heuer. The design has elements from Formula One and Jack Heuer’s coat of arms and signature are imprinted onto the sapphire crystal case back. Through the sapphire crystal case back the 39-jewel Calibre 1887 movement can be seen, a movement that vibrates 28,800 times per hour and has a 50-hour power reserve.
Released only this month, Bremont have a new limited edition watch. Only 240 steel versions have been made and there are 50 rose gold versions.
One of the most interesting watches released in 2013, the watch’s movement is made from pieces of Enigma machines from World War II that were used to decipher secret German codes. The serial number on the case of each watch is made from original punch cards which we used to analyse the coded date from the Enigma machines.
To find out more about the Codebreaker, watch this video: