Welcome to the next instalment of our weekly series focusing on all of the latest watch releases, The Wind Up. In this week’s round-up we’ll be covering the latest and greatest from IWC, Richard Mille, Angelus and A. Lange & Söhne. Enjoy gents!
IWC Portugieser Chronograph on a Steel Bracelet
IWC has finally offered the iconic Portugieser Chronograph on a stainless steel bracelet. This is big news, with many watch enthusiasts and fans of the Portugieser wanting a steel bracelet option for a long time. The addition of a steel bracelet to the Portugieser adds another element of practicality to a watch that holds its own as a fantastic daily wearer that you can dress up or down.
Swatch 1983 Collection
Swatch has made an innovative move on the horological front, introducing the 1983 collection, a series of heritage-inspired pieces that are cased in materials sourced from nature. Made from paperfoam, the material consists of a mix based on potato and tapioca starch. There are six new interpretations of the 1983 made available, with the focus on bespoke typography and classic legibility.
Panerai 2020 Novelties
Panerai’s 2020 novelties have been incredible, with the Submersible Goldtech OroCarbo and the Luminor Luna Rossa GMT being the highlights. The Submersible Goldtech OroCarbo is clad in Panerai’s proprietary Goldtech material, which is a gold alloy mixed with copper and platinum to give it a unique colour. Offset by the Carbotech case additions, the Submersible Goldtech OroCarbo is a delightful piece that marries the worlds of leisure and luxury. The Luminor Luna Rossa GMT uses Panerai’s Scafotech material (which is made from carbon fibre residue collected from the hull and hydrofoils of the Italian team’s AC75 yacht) to create a watch that represents the Luna Rossa Team.
A. Lange & Söhne 175 Year Anniversary Pieces
A. Lange & Söhne celebrated the 175th anniversary of its manufacture with three incredible timepieces encased in honey gold with special movement decorations and dials dedicated to the founder, Ferdinand Adolph Lange. The three new pieces are 1815 Thin Honeygold “Homage to F. A. Lange”, the incredible and my personal favourite 1815 Rattrapante Honeygold “Homage to F. A. Lange” and the absolutely insane Tourbograph Perpetual Honeygold “Homage to F. A. Lange”.
Angelus U41 Tourbillon
Angelus’ prowess at creating incredible timepieces now extends to its latest piece, the colourful U41 Tourbillon. With two unique colourways, the U41 Tourbillon is offered in either a blue or orange guise. This is an especially beautiful piece full of intricacies and wonder. We love the architectural look of the open-worked dial and the pops of colour round off what is an incredibly impressive watch.
Richard Mille RM 72-01 Lifestyle In-House Chronograph
Richard Mille’s RM 72-01 Lifestyle In-House Chronograph features the brand’s first flyback chronograph entirely developed and designed in-house. Available in either titanium or rose gold, the RM 72-01 Lifestyle In-House Chronograph is the new benchmark for the brand. It looks stunning. I love the way Richard Mille marries the timeless look of a tonneau case with the super contemporary openworked dial, crown and pushers of the RM 72-01 Lifestyle In-House Chronograph. Elements of modernity meet classicism harmoniously throughout. Love it.
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