Welcome to the next instalment of our weekly series covering all of the latest watch releases of the last seven days, The Wind Up. In this week’s round-up we’ll be featuring new watches from the likes of Bulgari, Sydney-based watchmaker Bausele, Bremont and H. Moser & Cie. Enjoy, gents!
Bulgari Aluminium Chronograph
Bulgari’s ground-breaking Aluminium Chronograph took top honours at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie in the “Iconic” category, winning over the jury and taking first place. This is a brilliant piece that pays tribute to the brand’s ethos of being disruptive, innovative and contemporary. This is an especially interesting piece that combines all of the tell-tale signs of a Bulgari-made timepiece with a modern twist.
From renowned Australian-based watchmaker Bausele comes The Aviator, a timepiece that features a genuine piece of the first F/A-18A Hornet jet fighter made and flown in Australia. The Aviator is an interesting piece that was designed with the Royal Australian Air Force, drawing inspiration from the official issue of RAAF Pilot watches from the 1940s and 1950s. And to celebrate the centenary anniversary of the RAAF in 2021, Bausele will be releasing 500 pieces of The Aviator, each with a piece cut directly from the actual RAAF planes. Very cool stuff.
Bremont Hawking Limited Edition
Dedicated to the British scientist, Stephen Hawking, the Bremont Hawking Limited Edition was made to honour his brilliance. Unique and classically styled, the Bremont Hawking Limited Edition features a retrograde second hand with an oversized date. The Bremont Hawking Limited Edition also features 4 wooden discs laid into the back of the watch which were taken from the desk where Hawking presumably worked from. The Bremont Hawking Limited Edition also features some meteorite to symbolise the cosmos, something that Stephen Hawking was so intrigued with. And finally, in fitting tribute, there is a depiction of the stars from the night sky in Oxford on 8th of October, 1942, the date that Stephen Hawking was born.
H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Chronograph
New from H. Moser & Cie is this funky and fresh take on the Streamliner Chronograph. Now featuring a Funky Blue fume dial, the H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Chronograph is a lighthearted, sporty, yet serious piece of haute horlogerie. The unique case structure seems to compliment the very casual look of the dial, which is offset by reds and whites. We love the seamless integration of the bracelet into the case, and as polarising as the H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Chronograph is, it’s a package that works.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon
From Audemars Piguet we have three new variations of the Royal Oak Flying Tourbillon, only this time and for the first time it is powered by an automatic calibre. The first model is in steel and features a blue dial, the second is in titanium with a grey dial and the final model is in pink gold with a stunning Evolutive Tapisserie grey dial. Each model is astounding and is a true indication of just how far Audemars Piguet is willing to push the Royal Oak. Pricing is on request.
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