Another week down, another round-up of all the latest watch releases in our regular series, the Wind Up. In this week’s instalment, we’ll be highlighting some of the latest watches from brands like Seiko and Timex, along with a consolidated look at Tudor’s signature blue models. Enjoy gents!
REC Watches P-51 Little Red & Green Hornet
For those who don’t know who REC Watches are and what they do, let us give you a brief rundown. They’re a watchmaker that recycles automotive parts and reworks them into wristwatches. And the P-51 Little Red and Green Hornet are two of the brand’s latest examples. Both pieces feature dials made out of the excess metal that was part of the Green Hornet and Little Red, both from the only two notchback couple EXP500s made by Shelby.
Seiko King Turtle & King Samurai “Save the Ocean”
The new King Turtle & King Samurai “Save the Ocean” are the results of Seiko’s ongoing partnership with Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s grandson who spearheads the promotion of health and conservation of the world’s oceans. Both of the pieces feature a very ocean-inspired aesthetic. They both have a beautiful manta-inspired blue dial matched with a blue silicone strap offset by lume-filled hands and hour markers and a black bezel. Both models will be released as special editions and both will be priced at USD$595.
Timex Nuptse Atlantic Edition for Japan
From Timex we have a handful of new watches based on the original models released in 1985 called the Expedition. The latest line is called Atlantic Nuptse and features a variety of striking colours including a “Search and Rescue” model in bright red and green, a “Mountain” model in white and a “Forest Service” model in green and yellow. Nostalgia at its finest.
Tudor’s History of Blue Watches
Tudor’s blue models have caught the world by storm, especially so with the Black Bay 58 “Navy Blue”. But Tudor’s roots in creating watches with a blue theme are decades old. Tracing back to the 1960s, Tudor released a variety of blue-coloured watches, thematic and symbolic of its connection to the ocean. From Tudor’s most modern presentation with the BB58 “Navy Blue”, we can see a clear lineage tracing back to the Pelagos, the Black Bay Bronze “Bucherer Blue”, the Black Bay 32 and finally the Heritage Chrono Blue. All of the pieces serve a functional purpose whilst still presenting that distinctive blue aesthetic throughout. We think this rings true throughout Tudor’s collection of watches, in that as beautiful and as approachable as they all are, they all ultimately serve a purpose in their own definable way.
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