Another week has come and gone, and that means another round-up of all the latest watches in our weekly series, The Wind Up. In this instalment we have new pieces from the likes of F. P. Journe, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Zenith. So, as always gents, sit back and enjoy!
F. P. Journe Centigraphe & Automatique Réserve lineSport
Now available in either 18k 6N gold or platinum, F. P. Journe’s highly coveted Centigraphe & Automatique Réserve lineSport have been reintroduced to the market in a completely refreshed look. The Centigraphe has long been a crowd favourite, with its innate ability to record at 1/100th of a second, and while the Automatique Réserve lineSport hasn’t exactly taken the industry by storm, it still is a very appealing package.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date Limited Edition
Featuring a blue dial and created for the North American market, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Polaris Date Limited Edition takes on a new and dynamic look that will definitely appeal to the global marketplace at large. Encased in steel, the blue dial is of course the highlight of the Polaris Date Limited Edition. A clear point of differentiation between the differing gradients of blue is apparent, with the luminescent indexes and hands adding a touch of contrast. Priced at $8,250USD, the Polaris Date Limited Edition is limited to only 800 pieces and is available online now.
Certina DS-1 Big Date 60th Anniversary
Certina’s DS-1 Big Date 60th Anniversary combines a delightfully clean aesthetic with a rugged personality to create a watch that is more than capable at handling the worst (and best) that life can throw at it. Featuring a big date display at 6 o’clock and a beautifully graduated green dial, the DS-1 Big Date 60th Anniversary isn’t unfortunately without its flaws. In my opinion there is just too much text on the dial. It interferes with the piece’s flow. But, aside from that very minor nuance, the DS-1 Big Date 60th Anniversary does position itself very nicely as a solid and affordable watch.
HODINKEE x Zenith El Primero Revival G381
To celebrate the El Primero’s 50th anniversary, Zenith has teamed up with HODINKEE to create the latest edition of the famed chronograph, the El Primero Revival G381. Featuring a yellow gold case and a panda-style dial, the El Primero Revival G381 draws inspiration from the original G381 from way back in 1969. Limited to only 50 pieces and priced at $19,200USD.
A. Lange & Sohne x 2020 Sydney Harbour Concouors d’Elegance
Exciting news for our Sydney-based watch enthusiasts: A. Lange & Sohne has been named 2020 Sydney Harbour Concouors d’Elegance’s official time partner. The romanticism of cars and watches is a time-old adage, so its well befitting that Lange, one of the world’s best watchmakers, was named an official partner of one of the world’s most coveted and illustrious car events.
NOMOS Glashutte Club Campus
NOMOS Glashutte has released six new Club Campus models – three with an automatic movement and three with a manually wound movement. Each model features the distinctive bilingual style we’ve all come to expect from the Club Campus: Arabic & Roman numerals on the dial. The Club Campus has long been a fan favourite of NOMOS with its casual, almost playful nature ticking the boxes of being a decent daily wearer. And now, with the addition of six models, NOMOS will only build on the Club Campus’ ever widening spectrum of appeal.
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