FRIDAY WIND DOWN: New Credor, Gerald Charles and Hermès releases finish up the week FRIDAY WIND DOWN: New Credor, Gerald Charles and Hermès releases finish up the week

FRIDAY WIND DOWN: New Credor, Gerald Charles and Hermès releases finish up the week

Zach Blass

Amid the routine scheduling throughout the week, surprisingly brands are still wasting no time and presenting novelties right away at the beginning of 2023. So here are three releases you may have missed this week that you may now want to check out.

Art Piece Series: Credor CBY997 Limited Edition

  • Black lacquer dial created by Kaga Maki-e master craftsman Isshu Tamura
  • Each individual index is crafted from a slice of mother of pearl just 0.2mm thick
  • Stainless-steel 37mm case, 6.5mm thick, ultra-thin 1.98mm thick manually wound 6890 calibre, limited to 60 pieces

Gerald Charles Maestro GC3.0-TN Chronograph

  • Fully polished asymmetrical grade 5 titanium case that weighs less than half of the previous steel models
  • Measures 39mm in diameter, 11.5mm thick, 100m water-resistant
  • Clous de Paris crown and textured dial-matching rubber strap
  • GCA3022/12 manufacture calibre designed with Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier (Price US$25,400)

Hèrmes H08 Rose Gold, DLC-Titanium, Black Ceramic

  • This new Hermes H08 39mm case uses three materials: rose gold, titanium, and ceramic
  • Black-gold treated dial, H1837 manufacture calibre developed by Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier
  • It is approximately twice the price of the previous titanium models (US$17,000)

You can read more about the watch here.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Watch meme of the week: You mess with the She-Wolf, you get the fangs

Shakira, Shakira! ICYMI: the full context of this meme can be found in our story here.

Wrist shot of the week: LVMH x2 on each wrist

This shot, courtesy of our friend Taylor, who is totally slaying here, highlights the biggest thrill I have as a part of this industry: watch fairs, and by extension, getting hands-on with a bundle of new novelties all in one sitting. Hublot, TAG, Bulgari, Zenith – pick your poison, there is no wrong answer.

Time+Tide Shop select of the week: Hamilton Khaki Field Murph 38mm

The Khaki Field Murph 38mm is here. One of science fiction’s most famous watches known by fans as “The Murph” is now housed in a compact 38mm stainless-steel case. Featuring an ultra-readable black dial, beige vintage-style Super-LumiNova® finished hands and black leather strap, it reflects the key aesthetic codes of its 42mm predecessor. Powered by the H-10 automatic movement boasting an 80-hour power reserve, this Khaki Field Murph Auto will capture the hearts of those who are in love with smaller watches.

Price: A$1,375. You can purchase the watch right here in the Time+Tide Shop.

Our favourite Time+Tide coverage of the week:

TRADING FACES: Why I swapped my Rolex Submariner for a Rolex Explorer 1016

In: Rolex Explorer 1016. Out: Rolex Submariner 114060. Check out Zach’s dissection of his recent one in one out watch trade right here.

Prince Harry may be a divisive figure, but he does own one hell of a Rolex…

In the wake of his new biography, Spare, we now know far more than we would like about Prince Harry. Forget his tawdry revelations, what we’re really interested in is the special Explorer II commonly seen on his wrist. Head here for the full story.

INTRODUCING: The Seiko Presage SPB361 & SPB363 take inspiration from the break of dawn

Akebono is the Japanese word for dawn, and both the Seiko SPB361 and SPB363 utilise this natural muse to guide their dial aesthetic in these two stunning new limited editions. Click here for a full introduction.