The Wind Up – Watch News #162
Another week down, another round up of all the latest watches and watch related news in our weekly series, The Wind Up. In this week’s instalment, we’ll be featuring new pieces from the likes of MB&F, TAG Heuer, Hublot and Girard-Perregaux. Enjoy gents!
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The Wind Up – Watch News #161
MB&F HM3 ‘FrogX’
In 2009, MB&F released its third iteration in its Horological Machines collection, the Frog. Now, over a decade later, it’s back and it’s cooler than ever. Dubbed the ‘FrogX’ due to its remarkable similarities with the reptile, this new model is clad in a case made out of sapphire, giving an almost uninterrupted view into the inner workings of the Horological Machine. The ‘FrogX’ is an incredible feat of imagination and creativity, something that MB&F has become known for around the world.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S
To celebrate the debut of its e-commerce platform, Roger Dubuis has released its acclaimed Excalibur Aventador in its latest version. Clad in a material known as Ceramic Composite Fiber which is actually 20% lighter than carbon, the Excalibur Aventador S is a striking combination of complexity and beauty. Roger Dubuis calls it “Hyper Horology”, which I think is wonderfully befitting of the piece.
TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition
TAG Heuer has released its latest version of the Carrera Chronograph to celebrate Jack Heuer’s 88th version. Named the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition, this 188-piece limited edition model is clad in rose gold and features a beautiful white dial contrasted by two horizontally-placed sub-dial registers. This is a very beautiful piece that has been soundly executed.
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Hublot Big Bang Unico Berluti Cold Brown
Hublot first collaborated with the emblematic men’s fashion house Berluti with its Classic Fusion. Now, some four years later, the collaboration extends to one of Hublot’s most recognisable pieces, the Big Bang Unico. Dubbed the Big Bang Unico Berluti Cold Brown, the piece features a dial made out of Berlutti’s iconic Venezia leather along with a bezel featuring the same material. The leather also extends to the Big Bang Unico Berluti Cold Brown’s strap. Additionally, there is a cut-out in the dial enabling the wearer to see the various gears of the Big Bang Unico Berluti Cold Brown’s movement in motion, too.
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Ghost
To celebrate the Laureato’s 45th anniversary, Girard-Perregaux has teamed up with Bamford Watch Department to create the Laureato Ghost. Clad entirely in white ceramic, the Laureato Ghost’s white guise extends to its dial and matching ceramic bracelet. While it’s also available on a white calf leather strap, for all intents and purposes the choice here would definitely be having it on the ceramic bracelet. Super cool stuff.
If you enjoyed The Wind Up and would like to continue reading about watches, you can head on over to my blog, Haulogerie, where I delve a bit deeper into the wonderful world of horology.