The Wind Up – Watch News #170
Welcome back to this week’s instalment of the Wind Up, where we highlight all of the latest watch news of the past seven days. In this week’s round-up we’ll be featuring new pieces from the likes of Girard-Perregaux, Panerai and Zenith. Enjoy gents!
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Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Wired
Girard-Perregaux is celebrating its 230th anniversary this year, and along with commemorating that historic event, the maison has also revealed that it will now offer many of its esteemed timepieces on its new e-commerce platform. To mark this significant event, Girard-Perregaux has unveiled its latest piece as an online exclusive, the Laureato Absolute Wired. Modern, eclectic and in-keeping with Girard-Perregaux’s forward-thinking nature, the Laureato Absolute Wired marks a changing of the guard, so to speak, for one of horology’s most storied watchmakers.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Flying Tourbillon
From Roger Dubuis, we have the latest feat of horological excellence, the Excalibur Double Flying Tourbillon. Featuring two enormous flying tourbillons sitting below the heavily openworked dial, the Excalibur Double Flying Tourbillon’s innate qualities and technical prowess is brought to life, literally. Available in either a white or pink gold variant, or if you’re so inclined a full-set with baguette-cut diamonds, the Excalibur Double Flying Tourbillon is an exemplary reflection of Roger Dubuis’ horological might.
Panerai Luminor Marina 44mm Guillaume Néry
Panerai is celebrating its 70th anniversary of the Luminor with the Luminor Marina 44mm Guillaume Néry. Bearing the name of its ambassador and constant-weight free-diving champion Guillaume Néry, the Panerai Luminor Marina 44mm Guillaume Néry is a combination of aesthetic innovation and the use of avant-garde materials. Not to mention the 70-year warranty, the Panerai Luminor Marina 44mm Guillaume Néry’s highlights are its use of rubberised coating on the bezel, crown and bridge level, accentuated convex glass, a dial with a dégradé effect and a titanium case shaped using a 3D printing process known as Direct Metal Laser Sintering.
Arnold & Son Perpetual Moon “Year of the Ox”
Made to commemorate the Chinese “Year of the Ox”, Arnold & Son has just dropped its latest release, the Perpetual Moon “Year of the Ox”. Crafted in 42mm of red gold, the Perpetual Moon “Year of the Ox” features Arnold & Son’s iconic enlarged moonphase indicator in the northern hemisphere of the dial, as well as a depiction of the ox crafted in yellow gold in the bottom half of the dial. Absolutely exquisite.
Zenith Chronomaster Sport
New from Zenith is the groundbreaking Chronomaster Sport. Ushering in a new era of movement technologies with the Calibre 3600, the new Chronomaster Sport also boasts a fresh and bold aesthetic. I love the thick ceramic bezel, the mushroom pushers and exposed crown — all very reminiscent of chronographs from generations past. It’s available in two dial variations, one with a black backdrop and the other with a white (similar to that of the stylised “Panda” dial), along with the option of strapping it to a steel or rubber bracelet. A big yes from me!
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