For the second year running, Breguet, Blancpain, Jaquet Droz and Glashütte Original — The Swatch Group’s top tier brands — are showcasing their latest and greatest at Melbourne retailer Monards Crown boutique.* Melbourne Watch Week, as it’s called, is running from the 20th to the 30th of June (slightly longer than a week, but who’s counting). It’s a great opportunity to get up close and (somewhat) personal with these pretty special pieces. Yesterday I was filming some watches and I took the chance to have a look around at these stand out pieces, and these are my seven picks.* Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Barakuda* Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms releases are always strong, and inevitably popular. Amidst all the more modern interepretations (and the awesome Air Command), we were taken by this delicious (and limited) vintage reissue. It’s inspired by a watch made for Barakuda — a German diving equipment company (hence the name). This explains the retro dial design, and indeed the smaller 40mm case.* RRP $17,650 AUD Glashütte Original SeaQ From one German-inspired dive watch to another. The surprising Glashütte Original SeaQ. Glashütte Original is not a brand known for their dive watches, even though they played a part in their…

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