Welcome to this week’s round-up of all the latest watch news in our regular series, The Wind Up. In this week’s instalment, we’ll be featuring new watches from Hublot, Jaquet Droz, NOMOS Glashütte and Chronoswiss. Enjoy gents!
Hublot Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami
The first of two new releases from Hublot is the Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami, made in collaboration with the esteemed Japanese contemporary artist. The Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami features the artist’s distinctive emblem, with the smiling flower endowed with 456 brilliant-cut diamonds as its petals and 107 brilliant-cut diamonds for the face, all of which are set as black diamonds. The Hublot Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami will be released in a limited run of only 200 pieces and is available now.
Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Automatique Sapphire Orange
If you’ve got a $225,000 hole burning in your pocket, then this might be the piece for you. This is Hublot’s second new release of the week and boy is it a special piece. The Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Automatique Sapphire Orange is clad in an orange sapphire case, a first for the brand that has utilised sapphire in its purest form and in different colours extensively over the years. The orange sapphire case was achieved by the utilisation of titanium and chromium in a special manufacturing process, thus giving the sapphire that distinct orange look. The Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Automatique Sapphire Orange is no slouch in the movement department either, boasting an automatic tourbillon and a calibre that is visible from almost every angle. Insane.
NOMOS Glashütte Releases Three New Limited Editions
NOMOS Glashütte has released three new colourways of its acclaimed Club, each limited to only 175 pieces, to celebrate Glashütte region’s 175th year of watchmaking. The three new models include an onyx dial variant, a navy dial variant and an olive-green dial variant. Our favourite of the three is definitely the olive-green model, accentuated by the white hour numerals and hands. Each of the new models comes with a light grey and blue-black textile strap for the olive-green and navy models, while the onyx model will come on a sports bracelet.
Chronoswiss Skeletonised Opus Chronograph Flag
We haven’t heard much from Chronoswiss but this impressive watchmaker has just opened up its 2021 account with a bang. Here is the Skeletonised Opus Chronograph Flag, an intriguing timepiece that walks the fine line between tradition and modernity. Featuring a stainless steel case and an openworked dial, the Skeletonised Opus Chronograph Flag is certainly a captivating watch whose intrigue is accentuated by hints of galvanic blue and silver, reds and golds throughout. Unique and very much against the grain, the Chronoswiss Skeletonised Opus Chronograph Flag is an ode to innovation and ingenuity.
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One
Jaquet Droz’s hallmark is its simplistic approach to watchmaking and pioneering dynamism, with the Grande Seconde Skelet-One being one of the manufacture’s most intriguing timepieces. The Grande Seconde Skelet-One is now available in three new colour variations, green, sky blue and yellow. Each model continues on with the foundational look of the original Grande Seconde Skelet-One, but of course with their own unique stylistic traits.
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