Richard Mille caught us a little off-guard last week with the unveiling of the new RM 67-01 Automatic Extra Flat. We had heard murmurings of course that there was an extra flat watch coming from the uber luxury watchmaker but to be honest we didn’t expect it to be so, well, flat. At first blush though it seems like Mr. Mille has another hit on his hands although we’ll have to wait until SIHH next year when the watch is officially launched.
A perpetual calendar, really? Ok MB&F, you and your gorgeous Legacy Machine Perpetual officially have my attention. Oh who am I kidding? MB&F has had my attention ever since the company unveiled the HM1 and based on this most recent development – which we’ll get to in just a minute – they always will (which I’m totally fine with by the way).
Last month URWERK unveiled the brand’s first ever ladies watch, the UR-106 Lotus, proving once and for all that I don’t really know what I’m talking about. Ok, so maybe that last part is slightly unfair but when URWERK first hinted at Baselworld earlier this year that it was working on a ladies watch, I must admit I was sceptical. You don’t need to search far on The Watch Lounge to know that I am a huge fan of the brand and its highly innovative approach to watchmaking but everyone has their limits and I honestly thought URWERK might have finally bitten off more than it could chew. I was wrong.