Welcome to this week’s round of the Wind Up, our weekly series where we highlight all of the latest watch news of the past week. In this week’s instalment, we’ll be featuring new pieces from Seiko, Chanel, Longines and Patek Philippe. Enjoy!
Tudor’s Quest for Nature
Tudor has partnered with freediving champion and friend of the brand, Morgan Bourc’his in his latest project. The project will involve Morgan Bourc’his and Jean-Charles Granjon, the chief of photograph and director, in a documentary that will take them from the waters of the Mediterranean to the icy fjords of Norway, all in the search of whales. This documentary will be focused on locating and then swimming with whales all around the world, all the while showcasing the tremendous virtues of Tudor’s dive watches.
Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Edition Collections
To celebrate the brand’s 140th birthday, Seiko has released a series of limited edition timepieces inspired by the landscapes, the seascapes and the cityscapes of Japan across all of its collections. A variety of pieces will be released, including three diver’s models inspired by the island of Iriomote in the Okinawa Prefecture which attracts divers from around the world, a Presage model inspired by the Tokyo dawn, as well as the Astrom whose aesthetic is inspired by the beauty of the cherry blossom at night.
Chanel Extrait de Camélia Collection
Gabrielle Chanel, also known as “Coco Chanel”, long lauded the camellia as her favourite flower, drawing from it as an endless source of inspiration through her generations of stylistic pioneering. Fast forward to 2021, and Chanel has reintroduced the brand’s beloved camellia flower into its family with the Extrait de Camélia Collection. The Première Extrait de Camélia perfectly symbolises the relationship between the fashion house and the blossoming flower in two variations both with a yellow gold case, one with a black-lacquered dial, and the other with a diamond-set dial. Both models will feature a yellow gold Camélia charm, with the diamond-dial model’s charm being encrusted with 26 brilliant-cut diamonds.
Longines Avigation BigEye Titanium
Originally re-launched in 2017 in a steel case, the acclaimed Longines Avigation BigEye is back, except this time it sports a titanium case with a blue gradient dial. Everything else is very much the same as the original re-edition from 2017. Same case dimensions, same dial proportions and layout, and the same movement. But I feel that the titanium version is far more charismatic and endearing to look at. We really like that blue dial which contrasts well with the black sub-dials and faux-patina hands, as well as the bold hour numerals. Not groundbreaking, but enough to cause a stir. Really like it.
Patek Philippe Releases Three New Twenty-4 Models
Patek Philippe has just announced three additions to its feminine-focused Twenty-4 collection. The first model comes in a stainless steel case guise with two rows of diamonds on the bezel and a beautiful green dial. The second model has a rose gold case, also with two rows of diamonds on the bezel and has a rose-gilt sunburst dial. The third model is the only Quartz piece of the three and has a rose gold case with a chocolate brown sunburst dial.
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