Welcome to the next instalment of The Wind Up, our weekly series focusing on all the new watch releases. In this week’s round-up we have new watches from TAG Heuer, Longines, Ulysse Nardin and Vacheron Constantin. So, as always gents, sit back and enjoy!
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Lady
This feminine Aquaracer has been released in three new distinct models, encompassing the tried and tested qualities of the Aquaracer line with the delicate touches that almost every female-oriented watch seems to have. Each model has the six standard features that any Aquaracer has: unidirectional rotating bezel, sapphire crystal, screw-down crown, water resistant rating to 300m, luminescent markers and hands, and a double security clasp. All models are powered by a Quartz movement. Christmas is just around the corner…
Longines Conquest Classic
Another female oriented watch, this time from Longines in the form of the Conquest Classic. Featuring a stunning array of aesthetic delights, the Conquest Classic is beautiful. There is an eclectic combination of shine, gleam, polish and shimmer throughout the watch that is wonderfully appealing. The Conquest Classic has a mother-of-pearl dial, a diamond-encrusted bezel and dashes of pink throughout. Again, Christmas will be here soon.
Ulysse Nardin Executive Free Wheel
Now available in four different models, each limited to only 18 pieces, Ulysse Nardin’s daring Executive Free Wheel looks better than ever. The four distinct models all have the same aesthetic: that of the inverted Calibre UN-176 manually wound movement. However, each model is unique and brings about different emotional responses. The four models are as follows: Osmium, Aventurine, Straw Marquetry and Carbonium Gold. My favourite would have to be the Osmium model with its gorgeous textured dial. But I wouldn’t say no to the others.
Vacheron Constantin Cornes de Vache 1955 in Steel
They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and in the case of Vacheron Constantin’s iconic Cornes de Vache 1955, I’ve yet to come across someone who’s stance is opposed to watch’s visceral delights. Now available in steel and with a grey dial, the new Cornes de Vache 1955 opens the door to consumers across the globe to access a non-precious material chronograph from one of the greatest watchmakers. Pricing aside (41,600 Euros), the Cornes de Vache 1955 does represent fantastic value. Impeccably well finished, beautiful, desirable and carrying with it the stature of being a Vacheron Constantin timepiece, the Cornes de Vache 1955 in steel is high up on my wish list.
ORIS Big Crown ProPilot X Calibre 115
How cool is this?! From your favourite budget-friendly entry brand comes the Big Crown ProPilot X Calibre 115. A stunning combination of openworked mastery, sound mechanics, awesome aesthetics and contemporary flair, the Big Crown ProPilot X Calibre 115 is an ode to ORIS’ cunning and adventurous spirit. One of the coolest bits of tech in the new Big Crown ProPilot X Calibre 115 is its movement. The skeletonised Calibre 115 has a whopping 240 hours of power reserve. Yep — that’s 10 days of power when fully wound. Not limited, but at $7,600USD, the titanium clad Big Crown ProPilot X Calibre 115 isn’t exactly cheap. Can’t have your cake and eat it too.
A. Lange & Sohne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase “25th Anniversary”
It seems that it’s been a long while since the last “25th Anniversary” Lange 1 was released. Now in its 9th version, the Little Lange 1 Moon Phase “25th Anniversary” is certainly a subdued affair. With the similar blue and silver look of the other limited edition Lange 1 models, the Little Lange 1 Moon Phase “25th Anniversary” measures only 36.80mm in diameter and 9.50mm in height. But don’t let its small stature put you off, and with thanks to its calibre L121.2 hand-wound movement, the Little Lange 1 Moon Phase “25th Anniversary” packs a whole lot of punch.
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