EVENT: Melbourne Watch Week kicks off, and our 4 standout picks 

EVENT: Melbourne Watch Week kicks off, and our 4 standout picks 

Breguet, Blancpain, Jaquet Droz and Glashütte Original, representing the Swatch Group’s top tier watch brands, have teamed up to show off their latest and greatest at a 10-day exhibition hosted by retailer Monards at their Crown boutique. The exhibition kicked off last night, and while excellent company and sparkling drinks are all well and good, the real drawcard was the promise of the first chance to see more than 40 brand new products, fresh from Baselworld. And while the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Black Enamel and the Breguet Marine 5517 were major drawcards, our eyes were drawn to some other — quite diverse — watches. So, without any further ado, here are four of our in-stock favourites from last night …

Glashütte Original Sixties Panorama Date

This green dial was one of the real standouts of Basel and, as you can expect, it attracted quite a crowd. But it’s not just the bold colour that makes this classic steel three-hander stand out, it’s the texture and those funky numerals. $11,900

Blancpain Bathyscaphe Annual Calendar

The Bathyscaphe is the Blancpain diver for those who prefer a sleeker, slightly more modern profile on their dive watch. Add Blancpain’s distinctive annual calendar layout to the watch and you’ve got a real looker on your hands. $32,750

Breguet Type XXI

Breguet might be best known for their classic tourbillons and dressy pieces, but this big, bold and solid gold Type XXI proves that they can make a statement sports watch with the best of them – limited to 111 pieces. $32,900

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-Centred Meteorite

It’s not uncommon to think that the dials of Jaquet Droz are out of this world, but this one is — literally. The dial of this pleasing asymmetrical Grande Seconde is made of meteorite; its intricate geology providing a strong contrast to the soft golden curves that dominate the rest of the watch. $34,700

Melbourne Watch Week in full swing.

Melbourne Watch Week is open at Monards Crown Entertainment Complex boutique until July 1. 

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