In this week’s round-up of all the latest watch releases in The Wind Up, we’ve got some amazing pieces from the likes of Hublot, Raymond Weil, Panerai and Glashutte Original, just to name a few. So, as always gents, sit back, grab a cold one and enjoy!
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The Wind Up – Watch News #122
Hublot Big Bang MP-11
Sapphire has long been considered as one of the toughest materials to produce, and while Hublot is known for using sapphire in its timepieces, the manufacture has gone one step further and created a wonderful spectacle. The Big Bang MP-1 is endowed in a green sapphire case that rivals even that of an emerald. The translucent case shares a similar brilliance to that of a diamond, and with that Hublot continues to reinforce its namesake: the art of fusion. The MP-11 also features a movement that has a 14-day power reserve, so I think it’s safe to say that Hublot has done well both from an aesthetic and a mechanical perspective.
Raymond Weil Freelancer Chronograph Jimi Hendrix Limited Edition
Limited to only 500 pieces worldwide, fans of the legendary Jimi Hendrix can now get their hands on something that truly immortalises the musical icon. The Freelancer Chronograph Jimi Hendrix Limited Edition features a very musically-inspired dial along with several touches of light blue to accentuate and contrast well with the dark look. Priced at $4,995AUD, the Freelancer Chronograph Jimi Hendrix Limited Edition is an awesome way to own a piece of history and well befitting of an absolute legend.
Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa Collection
Unveiled at the Salon Internacional Alta Relogeria (SIAR) in Mexico City, the Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa adds three new delightful pieces to its extensive roster. First we have the 47mm wide Luminor Luna Rossa Regatta. Then the 44mm wide Luminor Luna Rossa Flyback. And finally the 44mm ide Luminor Luna Rossa GMT. All three models feature a similar look and are just about as durable as you would want a watch to be. The futuristic look of the Luminor Luna Rossa Collection was achieved by the use of materials validated by the Panerai Laboratorio de Idee, with the focus on lightness, durability and resistance to stress and corrosion being paramount.
Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar
Glashütte Original is the latest manufacturer to enter the fore of salmon-coloured dials. The nominated piece is the PanoMaticLunar. An exceptional combination legibility, craftsmanship and complexity endow this piece, accentuated by the rose opaline dial. The result is a watch that is striking from any angle. I particularly like the asymmetrical look of the dial which works well to ensure that there is plenty of dial space to appreciate the PanoMaticLunar ‘s lavish look.
New Leather Straps for the Audemars Piguet Code 11.59
Unveiled earlier this year, the Code 11.59 collection was a ground breaking series of watches that heralded in a new era for the brand. And now, Audemars Piguet has released an assortment of leather straps designed to accentuate the subtle and free flowing lines of the Code 11.59 models. Available in hues of blue, brown, grey and pearl, these leather straps are as meticulously made as the watches that they were designed specifically for. With the introduction of these beautiful straps, we’re spoilt for choice once again from Audemars Piguet.
F. P. Journe Centigraphe Souverain Anniversaire New York
To celebrate the 10th anniversary each F. P. Journe boutique, the brand has released the Centigraphe Souverain Anniversaire New York, a beautiful combination of finesse, precision and expert craftsmanship. This horological icon is well befitting of a celebratory piece. A polished titanium case, 18k gold crown and pushers, a ruthenium dial and a solid gold movement. Coupled with the burgundy-red theme of the watch, and it’s hard not to like the Centigraphe Souverain Anniversaire New York.
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