In this week’s instalment of our weekly series focusing on all the new watch releases of the past seven days, The Wind Up, we’ve got some pretty amazing watches to show you. For starters, we’ve got new releases from the likes of Audemars Piguet and Frederique Constant, a first from Jaquet Droz as well as a handful of new pieces from NOMOS Glashutte. Safe to say we’ve got a stacked line up this week. Enjoy gents!
Audemars Piguet Millenary Frosted Gold Philosophique
New from Audemars Piguet is the Millenary Frosted Gold Philosophique. Drawing inspiration from art and architecture, the Millenary Frosted Gold Philosophique is distinctive and brilliant. From the obscurely designed dial to the frosted finishings on the case offset by the high gleam polished case parts, the Millenary Frosted Gold Philosophique is a revolt of detail. Available in either a pink gold or a white gold hammered frosted-finished case (with a brown or blue dial, respectively), the Millenary Frosted Gold Philosophique is a beautiful piece from one of the best contemporary watchmakers.
Frederique Constant Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown
What a cool watch from such an exciting manufacturer. The Frederique Constant Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown is available in two metals: either stainless steel or rose-gold plated steel, with the steel model featuring a grey dial, while the rose-gold plated model features a blue dial. Both dials have a guilloche pattern applied to it which looks more and more apparent the closer you get to the dial. At the upper part of the dial sits the countdown regatta timer, and at the centre stack you have the passing hours, minutes and seconds. On a whole, the Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown is a very well put together watch that strums the cord of romanticism in a way that as amiss in a lot of modern watches.
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Chronograph
Limited to only 88 pieces, the Grande Seconde Chronograph features a thirty minute mono-pusher chronograph, an ivory enamel dial and a 43mm wide red gold case. The Grande Seconde Chronograph is such a delightful watch to look at. From the extremely soft and delicate looking dial to the flawless case proportions and ornate crown, the Grande Seconde Chronograph is a delectable affair. Available in a variety of metals and dial colours, the Grande Seconde Chronograph is a beauty.
NOMOS Glashutte Tangente neomatik 39 The Hour Glass 40th Anniversary
To celebrate The Hour Glass’ 40th anniversay, NOMOS Glashutte has released the Tangente neomatik 39 The Hour Glass 40th Anniversary in four new special limited edition variations. Available with either a salmon, silver, ruthenium or midnight blue dial, the Tangente neomatik 39 The Hour Glass 40th Anniversary features numerals based on ancient scripts along with a “Little Red Dot”, synonymous with Singapore’s diversity and global reach, The Hour Glass’ home hub. As always, a very light-hearted take on some very serious watchmaking from NOMOS Glashutte
Richard Mille RM 50-04 Tourbillon Split-Seconds Chronograph Kimi Raikkonen
A plethora of information adorns the openworked dial of the RM 50-04 Tourbillon Split-Seconds Chronograph Kimi Raikkonen, and as with many pieces from Richard Mille, the RM 50-04 Tourbillon Split-Seconds Chronograph Kimi Raikkonen has a palpable air of superiority about it. Created for Kimi Raikkonen, the renowned F1 driver, the RM 50-04 Tourbillon Split-Seconds Chronograph Kimi Raikkonen features a movement that weighs just 7 grams. This was achieved by the extreme skeletonisation of many of its components, as well as the use of super lightweight materials like Carbon TPT. Capable of withstanding up to 5,000Gs of force, I think it’s safe to say that the RM 50-04 Tourbillon Split-Seconds Chronograph Kimi Raikkonen will be more than capable of handling the pressures of one of the world’s most exciting sports on the wrist of one of the world’s greatest athletes.
Tudor Black Bay Chrono Dark
I was waiting for a “Dark” version of the Black Bay Chrono ever since I laid eyes on the Black Bay Dark. And boy was I not disappointed. The Black Bay Chrono Dark was made to commemorate Tudor’s partnership with the New Zealand All Blacks. Featuring a black on black theme, offset by white hour markers and red highlights on the dial and chronograph seconds hand, the Black Bay Chrono Dark is a very unassuming affair. Priced at $7,470 and limited to only 1,181 pieces, the Black Bay Chrono Dark is going to sell like hot cakes. Move quick if you want one!
Vincero Watches Altitude
New from Vincero Watches is the Altitude, a novel timepiece available in a variety of colour variations. Combining legibility with durability, style with wearability and a wholesome look to it that gives it the ability to be worn virtually anywhere, the Altitude is a super interesting product. Options galore, the Altitude’s expansive collection gives a plethora of choices to the customer. Our favourite would have to be the blue dial variant paired with the stainless steel case and distressed brown leather strap. Very cool stuff!
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