The Wind Up – Watch News #124
Another week is done and dusted which means another round-up of all the latest watch releases in our weekly series, The Wind Up. In this week’s instalment we’ve got new pieces from the likes of A. Lange & Sohne, H. Moser & Cie, Glashutte Original and TAG Heuer. So, to our fellow horologically inclined gents, sit back and enjoy!
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The Wind Up – Watch News #123
A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus
New from Lange is the brand’s very first series produced steel timepiece. Aptly named the Odysseus, it embodies the stylistic cues and personality of a typical Lange timepiece, except this time embodied in a case that is rather casual. With its big date/date indicators, expansive and beautifully textured dial, all the tell-tale signs of a traditional A. Lange & Söhne produced timepiece are there. The first watch of a sporty orientation, the Odysseus does have some room for improvement, but that’s with the “first” of anything, right? All together though, the Odysseus represents a different approach to watchmaking from Lange, and you all should be very excited to see what they will come up with next.
Glashütte Original SeaQ
Inspired by the iconic Glashütte diver’s watch from 1969 named the Spezimatic Type RP TS 200, the SeaQ brings together the ideals of the piece’s historic nature in a modern package. To call a watch a legitimate diver’s piece, it would typically need to be able to withstand incredible pressures whilst being worn and used in the ocean’s depths. The performance of the watch on land as well should not be disregarded. Which is why the SeaQ underwent rigorous testing in both environments and through a variety of scenarios, testing its durability, accuracy and precision. The SeaQ, of course, passed with flying colours, so rest assured that if you were to purchase the SeaQ, it will serve you well.
H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Aventurine
Featuring a stunning aventurine dial encased in either red gold or steel, the new Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Aventurine from H. Moser & Cie marries the beauty of simplicity with the romanticism of the moon. The Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Aventurine is limited to only 50 pieces in each of its respective metals, red gold and steel. The red gold model has a beautiful black alligator strap that matches the warm look of the piece really well, while the steel model has a midnight blue alligator leather strap that accentuates its cool look. The red gold model will cost $63,300AUD, while the steel model is a touch more affordable at $55,300AUD.
TAG Heuer Monaco 2009-2019 Limited Edition
The Monaco 2009-2019 Limited Edition is the fifth and final model celebrating the Monaco’s 50th anniversary. This particular model celebrates the most recent decade that we are about to depart from. It’s a modern take on an ultra classic timepiece, and with its dark slate grey dial, black gold-plated hands and indices and pops of red, it’s definitely my favourite. Unfortunately for many a would be buyer (myself included), the Monaco 2009-2019 Limited Edition is sold out, with each of the 169 models being spoken for. Just an FYI: the Monaco 2009-2019 Limited Edition would have costed us $9,050AUD. Not bad for a piece of history, right?
Sinn 356 Pilot The Hour Glass Commemorative Edition
To mark the 40th anniversary of The Hour Glass, Sinn has released the 356 Pilot The Hour Glass Commemorative Edition. An eclectic and refined affair, the 356 Pilot The Hour Glass Commemorative Edition features an overly utilitarian look that is busy, full of information and really quite appealing. The patinated dial looks cool, the solid lume-filled Arabic numerals are bold and the bead blasted 38.50mm steel case is clean and soft. While some may see the dial as being cluttered, it somewhat appeases my nerdy nature towards watches. Very cool stuff.
Seiko 1969 Quartz Astron 50th Anniversary Limited Edition
Reference number SBDX002, also known as 1969 Quartz Astron 50th Anniversary Limited Edition, is Seiko’s latest piece created to commemorate (perhaps the use of the word celebrate is less than ideal here) one of the watch industry’s most talked about events. Enter the year of the Quartz watch. And now, 50 years later, Seiko has released the 1969 Quartz Astron 50th Anniversary Limited Edition. Clad in 18k yellow gold, limited to only 50 pieces and costing a whopping $36,000USD, the 1969 Quartz Astron 50th Anniversary Limited Edition is anything but the conventional Quartz watch so many of us are used to seeing. The 1969 Quartz Astron 50th Anniversary Limited Edition is a fairly ostentatious take on a type of watch that really brought the industry to its knees, but in a way reinvigorated the market and gave rise to watchmakers working their collective butts off. Not something I would spend my money on, but it does represent something a bit bigger than just what you see at face value.
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