In this week’s instalment of our regular series looking at all of the new watch releases, The Wind Up, we’ve got a pretty stacked line up. We’ll be covering new pieces from the likes of Bremont, Zenith and Ulysse Nardin, just to name a few. So, as always gents, sit back and enjoy!
Bremont H-4 Hercules
Celebrating the iconic “Spruce Goose”, once upon a time the world’s largest aircraft, Bremont has released the H-4 Hercules. Fusing the worlds of micro-design with aviation history, the H-4 Hercules beautifully presents itself as a solid timepiece with finesse. Marrying the worlds of delicacy and durability is a feat in itself, and with the H-4 Hercules, I believe Bremont has hit the nail right on its head. Powering the H-4 Hercules is a chronometer powered automatic movement with a propellor-shaped rotor constructed using the original birch wood from the H-4 Hercules fuselage. How cool is that?! Available in stainless steel, rose gold and in platinum, the H-4 Hercules is absolutely awesome!
Zenith x Farfetch Defy Classic
Partnering up with Farfetch, Zenith has created a very cool rendition of its highly acclaimed Defy Classic. Featuring a white ceramic case exclusive to Farfetch, this model is limited to only 25 pieces. It’s powered by Zenith’s also very well received calibre Elite 670-SK, which is an automatic openworked movement that has a 50-hour power reserve. Drawing inspiration from the casual and sporty vibe that the summer fashion sense tends to have, the Zenith x Farfetch Defy Classic one cool cat. Available only at Farfetch.
Ulysse Nardin Diver Deep Dive x One More Dive
Made exclusively for the US market, the Diver Deep Dive x One More Dive celebrates the One More Dive’s initiative of helping wounded or disabled veterans with surf therapy, assisting them in getting back into the water with the help of specialised and customised surfing equipment. Founded by the US Navy Seals, of which Ulysse Nardin has a long standing connection with, One More Dive is devoted in helping disabled veterans since 2015. Ulysse Nardin celebrates this incredible charitable effort with the Diver Deep Dive x One More Dive, an amazing diving piece in its own right. Featuring a blackened theme with yellow highlights, the Diver Deep Dive x One More Dive’s 46mm wide black DLC titanium case has a water resistance rating of a whopping 1,000 meters. Hats off to Ulysse Nardin for its continued approach in supporting not-for-profit and charitable organisations like One More Dive.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Meteorite
In the world of uber-complications, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Gyrotourbillon is up there with the best of them. And now, from the watchmakers’ watchmaker comes the latest feat of extraordinary: the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Meteorite. Featuring the use of a meteorite in the dial and a-top the movement, the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Meteorite marries together the fundamental properties of a damn good looking watch with being technically flawless. It also features a Grand Feu enamel dial, all sitting nice and pretty in the rose gold case. Limited to only 8 pieces, the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Meteorite will cost 550,000CHF.
Grand Seiko Heritage “Autumn” Limited Edition
Hailing from the masters of precision, the Heritage “Autumn” Limited Edition is the latest piece to be released from the Japanese-based watchmaker, Grand Seiko. With its striking red dial and vertical pattern, the Heritage “Autumn” Limited Edition is both beautiful and intriguing. Add to that the gold-coloured dial highlights and the masterful case design and you have a watch whose presence is more than spoken for. I particularly love the contrast between the cold steel, the harsh red dial and the warm gold highlights, drawing together a package that is undeniably appealing. Limited to 900 pieces and priced at $6,400USD.
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