Welcome to the latest instalment of The Wind Up, our weekly series where we highlight the latest watch releases of the past seven days. In this week’s round-up we’ll be featuring new watches from Hublot, TAG Heuer, Arnold & Son, Bremont and Cartier. Enjoy gents!
Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Shepard Fairey
This is the second collaborative effort between Hublot and the American artist Shepard Fairey. Made in titanium and symbolising the natural cycles of life, the Classic Fusion Chronograph Shepard Fairey carries the influence of Fairey throughout its aesthetic, including a design not that dissimilar to the mandala. The pattern continues to the bezel and the titanium, which builds upon the thematic drama of the piece. Fantastic stuff.
TAG Heuer Carrera Tourbillon
It’s been five years since TAG Heuer released its “budget-friendly” tourbillon, and in the half-decade since its introduction to the world, it has seen many iterations and changes. Now, in its latest version the Carrera Tourbillon is clad in a titanium case with an azure blue dial. The blue continues from the dial to the bridges of the tourbillon cage all the way to the rubber that protects the crown and pusher buttons. The ceramic bezel also receives the same blue treatment, completing an ensemble that is both discrete and beautiful.
Arnold & Son Ultrathin Tourbillon Dragon & Phoenix
From Arnold & Son we have the Ultrathin Tourbillon Dragon & Phoenix. Available in five versions, each released in a limited run of only five pieces, with each using a variety of hardstones, the Ultrathin Tourbillon Dragon & Phoenix marries the worlds of minerals and myths in a spectacular way. Topping off this dramatic pairing is a trademark of the Arnold & Son maison, its ultrathin tourbillon, dancing away at the bottom of the dial. Incredible.
Bremont’s New Watchmaking Home
Bremont has just unveiled its newest watchmaking facility, bringing watchmaking back to the UK in the grandest of scales, and the largest it has been since the 1970s. The facility itself is a marvel of engineering, with 35,000 sq ft of prime horological space, Bremont has truly ushered itself into a new era of integrated watchmaking. The state-of-the-art facility will give Bremont the foothold it needs to grow, increasing manufacturing capabilities, job creation and skills development. Exciting times ahead for Bremont!
Cartier Fine Watchmaking
Ahead of this year’s Watches & Wonders, Cartier has unveiled three iterations of the Rotonde de Cartier. Each model is limited to only five pieces, with each model revealing how time is showcased through various means. The first piece is the Rotonde de Cartier Astromysterieux, the second is the Astrotourbillon and the third is the Skeleton Mysterious Double Tourbillon. Each piece conveys a sense of mystery, complexity and intrigue, all the while portraying the innate haute horlogerie capabilities of Cartier as a whole. Breathtaking.
Tom Brady, Lewis Hamilton, James Corden and IWC
Tom Brady and Lewis Hamilton, both athletes at the top of their game and both ambassadors of IWC, sat down with television star James Corden in an inspiring video conversation called “Talking Big”. The video showcases an engaging dialogue between the three, where they discuss their careers, their outlooks on life and what they still hope to achieve. Very inspiring and quite interesting to hear how two bonafide G.O.A.T’s think. You can watch the video in the link below.Check it out
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