Another week has come and gone, and that means another round-up of all the latest watch news in our weekly series, The Wind Up. In this week’s column, we’ll be featuring new pieces from Greubel Forsey, NOMOS and Seiko. Enjoy gents!
Greubel Forsey Balancier S
New from Greubel Forsey is its latest 195,000CHF beast, the eloquently named Balancier S. This beast is made out of titanium, measures 45mm across and 15.60mm in thickness and has a water-resistant rating of 100m (not that you’d really want to go swimming with it…). It also features a 3D variable geometry hour ring and a 30-degree angled balance wheel. Perhaps one of the most striking parts of the Balancier S is its angular look. Lots of curves and arches and odd angles make for what is one dramatic bit of horology. Absurd stuff but I absolutely love it!
Cool Hunting + NOMOS Club Campus 38 Limited Edition Pride
Made in collaboration with the international design publication Cool Hunting is NOMOS’ latest piece, the Club Campus 38 Limited Edition Pride. Honouring and supporting the LGBTQI+ community, the Club Campus 38 Limited Edition Pride features 6 models each with a distinct colour, with each model being made in a limited run of only 22 pieces. $100 from every purchase will be donated to The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention organisation for the LGBTQI+ community.
Seiko 5 Sports x STREET FIGHTER V Editions
Yep, you read that correctly. Street Fighters watches! Nostalgia here we go, because Seiko has released 6 limited edition watches inspired by 6 of the game’s most prominent characters being Rye, Ken, Chun-Li, Guile, Zangief and Blanka. Each piece will be made in a limited run and each piece will cost a pretty approachable AUD$695. You can follow this link to pre-order yours, too.
IWC Offers Customised Guided Virtual Tours
The world of horology has changed dramatically in 2020 following the global pandemic. Manufacturers around the world have scrambled to try to make sense of the changing landscape and to continue to reach their respective clients in innovative and novel ways. IWC has just introduced a fantastic way of connecting itself with its clients through a new means, guided virtual tours. This will enable clients and watch enthusiasts alike to virtually explore IWC’s headquarters via a live stream straight from Schaffhausen. They can take a customised tour of the museum and manufacturing centre as well as observe a watchmaker at work. Fantastic stuff!
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