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The Wind Up February 8 4

The Wind Up – Watch News #172

Welcome to this week’s instalment of our regular series, where we highlight all of the latest watch news in The Wind Up. In this week’s column, we’ll be featuring new pieces from H. Moser & Cie, Girard-Perregaux and Bremont. Enjoy gents!

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The Wind Up – Watch News #171

H. Moser & Cie Swiss Alp Watch Final Upgrade

H. Moser & Cie has just released its latest rendition of the highly acclaimed Swiss Alp watch, aptly named the Swiss Alp Watch Final Upgrade. It features a digital-style seconds counter that is of course completely mechanical with Moser’s incredible Vantablack dial.

The Swiss Alp Watch Final Upgrade’s conception and execution was summed up perfectly by H. Moser & Cie’s CEO, Edouard Meylan in the following quote: “This idea was conceived by a customer and friend of the brand, a true enthusiast and fan of the Swiss Alp Watch collection. He came to visit us with an extremely precise design and we immediately wanted to create this model, perfectly in line with our philosophy, with a touch of humour and a hint of provocation”.

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Girard-Perregaux Quasar Infrared

Following on from the success of the Quasar Light and the Quasar Azure models, Girard-Perregaux has released its latest Haute Horlogerie piece to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the Quasar Infrared. Employing red tones throughout its hand-blown floating glass sapphire, the Quasar Infrared is a striking timepiece that evokes the ideology of contemporary, avant-garde watchmaking.

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Bell & Ross Partner With Patrouille De France

Bell & Ross has announced its official partnership with the French Acrobatic Patrol, also known as the patrouille de France, chosen by the armée de l’Air et de l’Espace (French Air and Space Force). Considered as one of the most precise and aesthetic acrobatic patrols in the world, the patrouille de France has flown around the world with grace and elegance for more than 67 years. Looking forward to seeing what Bell & Ross will release to commemorate this incredible partnership.

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Announces its Reverso Book

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso is one of the most iconic timepieces and has been held in the highest of regards since its inception in 1931. The Reverso book traces the story of the timepiece through the years with archival imagery, original photography and ecovative text by author, historian, journalist and horological specialist Nicholas Foulkes. The Reverso book will also share the stories of more than a dozen Reverso owners who have personalised their timepieces in their own unique ways.

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Greubel Forsey Balancier Contemporain in Red Gold

Greubel Forsey has released its incredible Balancier Contemporain in 5N red gold, creating the ultimate contrast of lively colours, hand-finished details and mechanical complexities. The Balancier Contemporain boasts the maison’s smallest-diameter movement whose meticulous details and finishings are second to none. The use of 5N red gold for the case gives the Balancier Contemporain another aesthetic element that ties in well with the overall colour scheme of the openworked dial. Love it.

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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.



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