Welcome to the next instalment of our regular series where we look at all of the latest watch releases, The Wind Up. In this week’s round up we’ll be covering new watches from Chopard, Panerai and Zenith. Enjoy gents!
Chopard Mille Miglia 2020 Race Edition
The first of an incredible three brand new releases from Chopard is the Mille Miglia 2020 Race Edition. Serving as the link between haute horlogerie and the 1000 Miglia’s race heritage since 1988, Chopard’s yearly production of the Mille Miglia is a highly sought after collector’s piece. The 2020 edition is a step into the contemporary, featuring a bead blasted DLC-treated stainless steel case or a bead blasted two-tone DLC coated steel and rose gold case. The steel model will be produced in a limited run of 1000 pieces, while the two-tone model will be produced in a much more limited run of only 250 pieces.
Chopard Mille Miglia Lab One
The second piece is perhaps the best of the three. It is the Mille Miglia Lab One which features a futuristic shaped case and a brand new tourbillon movement. Inspired by the spirit of high-performance race cars, the Mille Miglia Lab One is an expression of technical refinement and innovation. Encased in blackened titanium, the Mille Miglia Lab One is a modern haute horlogerie collector’s dream.
Chopard L.U.C Skull One
The third piece to be released from Chopard is the L.U.C Skull One. Drawing inspiration from the infamous Mexican Day of the Dead, the L.U.C Skull One features the Mexican calavera on the dial, finished with a combination of dark hues and gold hour markers. The L.U.C Skull One’s 40mm wide case features DLC stainless steel that has been finished with the maison’s epic bead blasting technique.
Panerai Radiomir Paneristi
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Paneristi online community, Panerai has released the ultimate special edition reference in the Radiomir Paneristi PAM02020. Drawing inspiration from the 1930s Radiomir models, the Radiomir Paneristi has a beautiful vintage look to it, with wire lugs and a brown dial accentuating its rich history. The Radiomir Paneristi has the “Paneristi” insignia just above the 6 o’clock marker, along with some anniversary inscriptions on the closed steel caseback. Very cool stuff.
Zenith Chronomaster Revival Liberty
Exclusively made for the North American market, the Chronomaster Revival Liberty is the latest limited-edition A384 piece from Zenith. It features a 37mm wide tonneau case with a blue, white and red colour palette throughout, reflective of its intended market. The Chronomaster Revival Liberty is powered by the El Primero 400 automatic movement, a calibre of historic importance for Zenith and one whose roots extend all the way back to 1969. The Zenith Chronomaster Revival Liberty is available exclusively in the North Americas and will be priced at $8,700USD.
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