Ticking off the week's news in watches
This Week in Watches: October 6, 2015
Panerai resizes the Radiomir, Glashütte Original breaks out the fall colors, Jaeger-LeCoultre rounds out the Geophysic line and more.
On the Radar
Reveals, New Launches and Watches
The Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic has shed some of its mass in an effort to accommodate wrists of all sizes. It now clocks in at 42mm in diameter, and less than 10mm in thickness. Inside the steel case is Panerai’s own P.4000 caliber, with a 72-hour reserve aided by a micro-rotor automatic winding mechanism.
Glashütte Original Adds Touch of Color to Senator Sixties
Glashütte Original honors the inspiration for their Senator Sixties collection with the introduction of five new dial colorways meant to invoke the original designs from the ‘60s. The new dials come in Sixties Red, Golden, Aqua, Brown and Grey, and each are made in Glashütte Original’s own dial manufactory in Pforzheim, Germany.
Geophysic Gets True Beat Seconds Hand
Jaeger-LeCoultre is bolstering their Geophysic line of watches with the addition of the Geophysic True Second, a throwback design with a new JLC-manufactured movement, the caliber 770, which adds a true beat seconds hand. This mechanical complication, which moves the seconds hand once per second, is usually reserved for watches much farther up the food chain. The new Geophysic True Beat is offered in steel and pink gold, each measuring in at 39.6mm in diameter.
Romain Jerome Meets Dark Knight
Romain Jerome has partnered with DC Entertainment to build the latest addition to the Spacecraft family, the Spacecraft: Batman. The black watch is made from titanium, with brushed finishing that resembles a panel of the Batmobile. The Bat Symbol is emblazoned on the corner facet, and production will be limited to 75 pieces.
Patek’s Commitment to the Future of Watchmaking
The Patek Philippe Horology Programme has officially launched, giving Patek owners a customer service and servicing center that’s far closer to home than the watchmaker’s Geneva workshops. It’s also an opportunity for Patek to train a new generation of watchmaking professionals. Apprentices who complete the two-year training program — which focuses on both advanced theory and watchmaking skills — will be able to successfully repair all “Level 2” watches and will be offered a long-term position upon completing their training curriculum. But the program isn’t exactly open to everyone. Almost 300 applicants were received for the first six available spots.
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