Welcome back to the Wind Up, our weekly series where we highlight the latest watch releases of the past seven days. In this week’s instalment, we’ll be featuring new watches from Grand Seiko, Oris and Hublot. Enjoy gents!
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Grand Seiko SLGH005
New from Grand Seiko is the SLGH005 featuring a stunning dial texture inspired by the white birch trees which grow in abundance in the northern parts of Japan. The SLGH005 is a textural delight and also features the new mechanical hi-beat calibre 9SA5. The overall look of the SLGH005 ushers in a new era for Grand Seiko’s Heritage Collection, combining eloquence, class and function. Brilliant stuff.
Oris Aquis Whale Shark Limited Edition
From Oris we have the maison’s latest ocean-inspired venture, the Aquis Whale Shark Limited Edition. Made to support whale shark conservation efforts, the Aquis Whale Shark Limited Edition has two very distinct features separating it from the rest of the Aquis models. The first is the dial which has a texture not that dissimilar to a whale shark’s skin. And the second is the steel case back which features an engraving of the whale shark. We really like the colour combination of teals, blacks, oranges and greys throughout the Aquis Whale Shark Limited Edition. Intriguing for sure.
Hublot Releases Limited Edition Watch for the Premier League
Hublot has just dropped its latest limited edition piece for the Premier League in the form of the Big Bang. This e-connecte watch features a football dedication application, a distinctive purple colourway and will be made in a limited run of only 200 pieces.
Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shi Chen
Chopard has released a watch using the traditional Chinese timekeeping system of Shi Chen which uses the animals of the zodiac. The L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shi Chen features the zodiac animals in an aperture at 12 o’clock, accentuated by the urushi dial and the distinctive pattern in the centre of the dial. The L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shi Chen is powered by the L.U.C 96.29-L movement and will be made in a limited run of only 88 pieces.
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