Welcome to the next instalment of our weekly series where we feature new watch releases from around the world, The Wind Up. In this week’s column, we’ll be covering the latest pieces from Hublot, Omega and Oris. As always gents, sit back, grab a cold one and enjoy!
Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu II
The Big Bang Sang Bleu II is back and it’s now even more dramatic. Made in collaboration with the master tattoo artist Maxime Plescia-Buchi, the latest version of the Big Bang Sang Bleu II now features a case made from titanium and King Gold, with some models set with diamonds. Each model is fitted with a white rubber strap, and each model is a presentation of drama, of theatrics, of technique and of uniqueness.
Oris Hangang Limited Edition
New from Oris is the Hangang Limited Edition. Based on the Aquis Small Seconds model, the Hangang Limited Edition was made in partnership with Seoul KFEM, a part of the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements. The Hangang River is one of the longest rivers in Korea and after years of overuse, it has been left polluted. Oris has partnered with Seoul KFEM to organise a series of clean-up days where hundreds of local volunteers will work to pick up litter along the river. The watch itself works to highlight the beauty and tranquillity of the Hangang River, with shades of green adorning the dial and bezel. It’s a well-made watch, durable yet wearable, and more than capable of fronting as your desk diver and weekend beater.
Omega Seamaster Diver 300m “James Bond”
Omega has introduced the latest James Bond-inspired timepiece, the Seamaster Diver 300m “James Bond”. Clad in platinum-gold and featuring a black enamel dial with the iconic spiral relief that seems synonymous with James Bond, the Seamaster Diver 300m “James Bond” was made to celebrate the latest film, No Time To Die. The Seamaster Diver 300m “James Bond” will be delivered in a Globe-Trotter suitcase and will be numbered, not limited.
Doxa SUB 300
Drawing inspiration from its colourful dive watch from the 1960s, Doxa has introduced six new pieces, each featuring one of Doxa’s six core colours. We have orange, black, aqua, blue, yellow and silver, all of which will be available on either a steel “beads of rice” bracelet or a colour-matched rubber strap. These are funky, cool yet supremely durable with real-world applicability.
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