Welcome back to The Wind Up, our weekly series focusing on all of the newest and latest watch releases. In this week’s instalment, we’ll be covering new pieces from the likes of Jaquet Droz, Ressence, Roger Dubuis and Bremont. Enjoy gents!
Jaquet Droz SW Steel-Ceramic
New from Jaquet Droz is perhaps one of its most modern timepieces. Crafted in steel and featuring a black ceramic fluted bezel, the SW Steel-Ceramic is a far-cry from the minimalistic approach Jaquet Droz usually employs with its timepieces. There are modern design cues throughout the SW Steel-Ceramic, but through and through this remains a typical Jaquet Droz timepiece, with plenty of subtle and intricate details throughout.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Diabolus in Machina
Featuring a flying tourbillon with a minute repeater and a tone playback function, the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Diabolus in Machina is in a single word, incredible. Coupled with the heavy open-working throughout and the use of gold, the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Diabolus in Machina is an illustrious piece of haute horlogerie that can walk the walk and talk the talk.
Ressence Type 5X
Ressence’s Type 5X is the second 10th-anniversary timepiece in the collection X. It’s limited to 40 pieces and draws a lot of its inspiration from motoring. Made in collaboration with Eugenio Amos, the founder of Automobili Amos, the Type 5X features an aesthetic based on the infamous Lancia Delta Futurista. Pops of colour adorn the “dial” of the Type 5X, with many of its functions directly related to the car and the functioning of its turbos. Super cool stuff.
Bremont Broadsword Bronze
Bremont has released three brand new variations of its Broadsword. This time, encased in bronze, the aptly named Broadsword Bronze is available in three dial colour variations. The first is sotek, which is a military green/teal colour, the second has a slate dial, and the third has a tobacco dial. All three models are wonderful, with my favourite definitely being the sotek dial, followed by the slate dial and then finally the tobacco dial. All three models are exceptional regardless.
Raymond Weil Freelancer Chronograph
From Raymond Weil we have the maison’s latest update to its acclaimed Freelancer Chronograph. With hues of blues, whites, greys and browns throughout, the new Freelancer Chronograph’s aesthetic is modern, fresh and really quite invigorating. I like the deep blue satin-brushed dial which contrasts nicely with the beige chronograph counters. The titanium-coloured steel case and sharp, elongated lugs round off what is undeniably a really interesting package.
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