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The Wind Up – Watch News #138

Welcome to another instalment of The Wind Up, our weekly column where we take a look at some of the coolest new watches to have been released in the past seven days. In this week’s roundup we have the latest pieces from the likes of Ulysse Nardin, Panerai and Bell & Ross, amongst others. So, as always gents, sit back and enjoy!

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Ulysse Nardin Classic Enamel – Year of the Rat

To celebrate the Year of the Rat, Ulysse Nardin has released the Classic Enamel – Year of the Rat, a delightful timepiece that embodies the tenets of the rat: Success, alacrity and contentment. This particular model features a 40mm wide rose gold case with an enamel depiction of the adorable rat. The particular method of enamelling is called “champieve”, where the artist directly carves into the dial, creating individual “cells” that are then filled with enamel. The final product is warming, unique and extremely beautiful.

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Panerai Luminor Marina Carbotech

New from Panerai is the Luminor Marina Carbotech reference PAM01661. Clad in 44mm of Carbotech and measuring 14.50mm in thickness, the Luminor Marina Carbotech has tonnes of wrist presence. The Luminor Marina Carbotech also features Panerai’s iconic Sandwich dial with blue Super-LumiNova markings. With a total weight of only 96 grams, the Carbotech case is comfortable, versatile and supremely durable.

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Bell & Ross Announce Launch of Three New Vintage Models

Bell & Ross has recently announced that it will be releasing three brand new vintage-inspired models. The first is the BRV2-93 GMT Blue, a beautiful rendition of a classical traveller’s watch. The second is the BRV2-92 Military Green, a timepiece that embodies the spirit of adventure, modernity and contemporary design. And the final piece is the BRV2-94 Aeronavale Bronze, a limited edition bronze chronograph whose design is a nod to the inspiring timekeeping instruments of a generation ago. Wouldn’t say no to any of them!

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Bremont Becomes Official Timekeeper of England Rugby

Bremont has announced a 5-year partnership with England Rugby in the capacity of the game’s Official Timekeeper, including officiating match day time-related content and implementing match clocks around the Twickenham stadium. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Bremont has also introduced a new model to its Rose collection. This special edition is based on the ALT1-C and is adorned with English Rugby-related paraphernalia, brandings and the like. Big moves for Bremont, especially after its brand new manufacturing headquarters was unveiled recently.

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Timex M79 Automatic

Timex has just dropped the M79 Automatic with a vague resemblance to what is one of the world’s hottest steel watches. Can anyone see it? I know, it’s difficult… Yes, the M79 looks like a restrained version of Rolex’s iconic Batman. In the M79 we have the Batman-inspired bezel, an automatic movement and a super cool old-school bracelet. Measuring 40mm across, the M79 is yet to be released, but you can register your interest below. I have!

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If you enjoyed The Wind Up and would like to continue reading about watches, you can head on over to my blog, Haulogerie, where I delve a bit deeper into the wonderful world of horology.


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