Oh, is it good to be back! Following a brief break from the norm, we have returned. I hope you’re all keeping safe and well, and while we’re not completely out of the woods yet, we thought it was about time to reinstate the Wind Up once again, so here we go! In this week’s instalment we’ll be highlighting the latest watches from Omega, Tag Heuer and Jaeger-LeCoultre. As always gents, sit back, relax, enjoy and stay safe!
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The Wind Up – Watch News #144
Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon ‘Alinghi’
Omega has linked up with the catamaran-hull hydrofoil racing yacht team Alinghi to create one hell of a badass watch. The Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon ‘Alinghi’ is modelled after the standard Dark Side Of The Moon piece with all the tell-tale signs of something that is super contemporary. The Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon ‘Alinghi’ features the Alinghi symbol in the 6 o’clock sub-dial register, along with hints of red throughout the watch. The Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon ‘Alinghi’ is priced at $10,800USD.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Tortoiseshell Effect
Coming in at 43mm and featuring a bezel drawing inspiration from the pattern of tortoiseshells, the Aquaracer Tortoiseshell Effect is a colourful and quite playful take on what is TAG Heuer’s most accessible collection. There are two Aquaracer Tortoiseshell Effect models, one with a red look and the other with a blue look. Both are quite striking, but I much prefer the look of the blue model. Both pieces will be made available in August and will be priced at $2,600USD.
Arnold & Son Ultrathin Tourbillon Koi
New from Arnold & Son is the Ultrathin Tourbillon Koi. This is a brilliant example of Arnold & Son’s ability to marry true high end high complicated watchmaking with hand-painted dials. The combination of the flying tourbillon and the hand-painted dial makes for a beautiful contrast, depictions of talents in their own respective ways.
Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Special Edition
Hublot has teamed up with Watches of Switzerland to create its latest piece, the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Special Edition. This is the second collaborative piece between Hublot and Watches of Switzerland and features a black ceramic case, touches of red details throughout and a skeletonised dial. This is an avant-garde, highly contemporary timepiece that heralds in a new generation of watches while still paying respect to the watchmaking of old.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife
To celebrate the third instalment in the Kingsman franchise, Jaeger-LeCoultre has created the Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife. Drawing inspiration from the Couteau pocket watch from 1907, the Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife features a crown placed at 12 o’clock with a triangular crown guard. The dial is quintessentially Jaeger, with the whole package looking and feeling wonderfully elegant.
Glashütte Original Expands SeaQ Line
Glashütte Original has expanded its illustrious SeaQ line to include a handful of watches that continue to embody the collection’s sporty-diver look. The first model features a galvanic blue dial and a blue ceramic bezel in a stainless steel case. The second model virtually the same, but it features a diamond-set bezel that really elevates the piece’s exclusive and luxurious look. Both pieces will be available from September this year.
Swatch x BAPE Big Bold
Swatch has teamed up with the globally renowned streetwear fashion label BAPE to create three brand new watches. Aptly named TOKYO WHITE MULTI CAMO, TOKYO BLACK MULTI CAMO and TOKYO GRAY MULTI CAMO, each statement piece features a multi-coloured print on their straps, both brand’s favourite cities on their bezel as well as BAPE’s signature camouflage print design on the watch box.
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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