19 May LIST: 3 cork-poppingly excellent new champagne dials
Not to get too metaphysical with you on a Saturday morning, but does three watches count as a list? Honestly, I’m not sure, and the truth is I couldn’t find too many more ‘true’ champagne dials that were released in 2018. Silver, and other variations thereof, sure. And there’s even one or two I can think of that aren’t *technically* public yet, but proper, cork-popping champagne? Not so many. Why is that so? Perhaps it’s because champagne is an acquired and, dare I say, sophisticated taste. Anyway, here’s the three different flavours of Champagne.
Tudor Black Bay S&G Champagne
A dial variant of last year’s two-tone number, this version swaps out pedestrian black for fantastic champagne! Though if we’re really honest, it looks, well, gold. Ah, well.
Montblanc 1858 Automatic
Montblanc’s dials have rocketed to the next level in 2018, with this smoky, gradated champagne number being a case in point. And while it’s offered on the chronograph versions too, this simple 1858 Automatic is our personal pick.
Grand Seiko Spring Drive SBGA373
It should surprise precisely no one that Grand Seiko is on this list. Those who know, know their champagne dials are amongst their finest (and most understated) work. The perfect match for the new, and quite understated SBGA373, a Spring Drive in a 44GS case.