The Wind Up – Watch News #141
Another week has come and gone, and that means another round up of all the latest watch releases in our regular series, The Wind Up. In this week’s instalment we have new pieces from the likes of Hublot, Longines and Raymond Weil, along with a very interesting take on the leap year indicator from A. Lange & Söhne. As always gents, sit back and enjoy!
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The Wind Up – Watch News #140
Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph UEFA Champions League
As a partner of the UEFA Champions League, Hublot has released the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph UEFA Champions League to celebrate the opening of the Round of 16. This is the do-or-die phase of the tournament, where teams verse each other twice, with the overall winner moving on to the next round. The Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph UEFA Champions League features a stunning openworked dial encased in 45mm of blue ceramic. Turn the piece over and you’ll see the Champions League name and logo emblazoned on the sapphire caseback. The Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph UEFA Champions League is limited to only 100 pieces and is available now.
Longines Conquest V.H.P
One of the most innovate modern Quartz-powered timepieces, Longines’ Conquest V.H.P was previously only available with a super durable steel bracelet. Longines has now offered the Conquest V.H.P with a supple leather strap, perfectly combining the watch’s innate qualities with a touch of elegance and sophistication. The brown leather strap offers a luxurious look to the Conquest V.H.P, which in itself is an easy enough watch to dress up or down.
Raymond Weil Freelancer Calibre RW1212
The next watchmaker to jump on the green bandwagon is Raymond Weil with the exceptional Freelancer Calibre RW1212. Featuring bold green accents, a dial with multiple textural elements and a window peering into the beating heart of the movement, the Freelancer Calibre RW1212 has charisma and poise without seeming like too much. Continuing the green theme, the Freelancer Calibre RW1212 is available on a green fabric strap which looks superb and adds elements of casualness to the piece.
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A. Lange & Söhne Leap Year 2020
The leap year is a massive deal for watch enthusiasts and collectors alike. Every collector who owns a perpetual calendar will be peering at their watch, waiting for the date to shift from February 28 to February 29, a phenomenon that only occurs once every four years. Over the years, A. Lange & Söhne has launched eight timepieces that consider this, and with that they have used the same approach for each piece. However, with the introduction of the Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar, A. Lange & Söhne enlisted an entirely new approach to facilitating the extra day every four years. This super technical change really can’t be summarized in a paragraph, so for everyone interested in the leap year change and perpetual calendars, I implore you to visit A. Lange & Söhne’s website and have a read about it yourself.
A Celebration of 50 Years of Tudor Chronographs
Initially launched in 1970, Tudor’s first chronograph was robust, functional and completely out of left field. Named the Oysterdate, this was the first of many series of watches that would, at each evolution, incorporate new technologies and materials, marking Tudor as a prime player in the sports chronograph market space. From the Series 7000 which was powered by the Valjoux 7743 all the way to the manufacture calibre released in 2017 with the Black Bay Chronograph, Tudor has continued to evolve its chronograph through its 8 series changes over the past half-century. Here’s to another 50 years!
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.