Hot on the heels of the Jack Heuer 85th Anniversary Autavia, comes news of this new Limited Edition watch(limited to just 150 pieces), which was apparently developed in partnership with retailer Ahmed Seddiqi and Sons and costs AED21,200 (£4350) and is only available in the UAE.
Now, while I've not really succumbed to the Autavia's charms... I must admit the lighter dial versions of this watch do seem nicer than the black dial. I definitely appreciated the smaller text on the bezel of the Jack Heuer, as it seemed to solve one of the major design flaws of the original - but strangely, even here with the original text size the problem seems less of an issue.
But even so, a brown bezel (still aluminium by the way) watch is never going to be one to add to my collection, especially not on a brown leather strap (perish the thought). And yet somehow, I kind of like this... but I still think the best Autavia limited edition would be the Jo Siffert style panda dial with the blue hands, I'm sure it's only a matter of time.
The watch is to be launched at Dubai Watch Week, albeit only 9 will be available. A further 90 will be released in December with the final 91 ready for sale in the New Year. Somehow I don't think they will struggle to find buyers...