Another week down, another round up of all the latest watch news in our regular series, The Wind Up. In this week’s column we have new releases from the likes of Hublot, MB&F, Oris and Bovet. So, as always my fellow watch-loving gents, sit back and enjoy!
Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition
Clad in yellow gold and featuring a radiant blue dial, the new Carysfort Reef Limited Edition is a commendable effort from Oris in supporting the Coral Restoration Foundation, a group focused on repopulating reefs by growing and replanting staghorn, elkhorn and boulder corals. The Carysfort Reef Limited Edition also features a GMT function and a super handy date window at 3 o’clock, too. Limited to 50 pieces, priced at $19,000USD, Oris has also pledged 3 pieces to be auctioned off by the Coral Restoration Foundation, with all proceeds going to the organisation.
MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual
MB&F’s illustrious and highly theatrical Legacy Machine Perpetuals is back and it’s better than ever! Now available in a yellow gold case, the Legacy Machine Perpetual absolutely oozes luxury and opulence. Its dimensions are the same (44.50mm by 17.50mm at its highest point), the Legacy Machine Perpetual in yellow gold is, dare I say it, a more striking package. I love the combined look of the yellow gold with the blue dial. Definitely a winner in our book.
Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10
First seen in the original Big Bang Meca-10 model, Hublot’s 10-day power reserve rated Meca-10 manufacture movement is now featured in the tonneau-shaped Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10. Sitting at 45mm across, featuring a skeletonised dial and available in either the brand’s iconic “King Gold” material, in titanium or in black ceramic, the Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10 definitely has presence. Hublot’s Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10 is a prime example of what you can find when you look beyond the norm. Love it!
Zenith DEFY 21 El Primero 21 Carl Cox Edition
New from Zenith is the DEFY 21 El Primero 21 Carl Cox Edition. Made in collaboration with the world renowned British DJ, the DEFY 21 El Primero 21 Carl Cox Edition typifies the El Primero look, but with some minor aesthetic differences that make a world of difference. Carbon fibre with a matte finish, Super-LumiNova in the strap stitching, a spinning record-like dial at 9 o;clock with Carl Cox’s insignia and of course the highly skeletonised El Primero 9004 movement. Very cool.
New Additions to Bovet’s Fleurier 19Thirty and Dimier Recital 29 Collections
First off we’ll look at the new Dimier Recital 29. Featuring an abundance of visceral details such as a green hand-guilloched dial, beautiful finishing techniques and a luminescent-filled moon phase, the Dimier Recital 29 is surely a sight for sore eyes.The Fleurier 19Thirty on the other hand is a more restrained, classical and traditional piece that embodies Bovet’s delicate nature. From the gem-filled crown at 12 o’clock to the lug design, the Fleurier 19Thirty does have its own unique traits that have made it a mainstay for so many years. Available with either a blue or black dial, the Fleurier 19Thirty is finished impeccably. Which one would you choose?
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