Welcome back to our weekly series where we feature the latest watches, The Wind Up. In this week’s edition, we’ve got some incredible new watches from the likes of Angelus, Raymond Weil, TAG Heuer and Hermès. Enjoy gents!
Angelus U30 Black Titanium
One of Angelus’ most complicated timepieces is back and it’s better than ever. Now encased in black DLC titanium, the new U30 Black Titanium is better than ever. The combination of a split-seconds chronograph, a tourbillon and a completely openworked dial makes for quite the spectacle. There’s a beautiful balance of impeccable finishing, contemporary architecture and an air of complexity that really elevates the U30 Black Titanium. One of our favourite releases of 2021.
Raymond Weil Bronze Freelancer
Raymond Weil is the latest maison to add some bronze to its collection. In this case, Raymond Weil has opted to give its openworked Freelancer a bronze case, enhancing what is already a very interesting aesthetic. The use of bronze isn’t over the top and does well to compliment the already very balanced look of the Freelancer. Further contrast is achieved with the aged brown leather strap and gold coloured hands.
Hermès Acreau Space Derby
From Hermès we have the Acreau Space Derby. The ultimate expression of artistry meeting high horology, the Acreau Space Derby features a colourful rendition of the Space Derby silk scarf from the illustrator Ugo Bienvenu who drew inspiration for the unique artistry from 20th-century American comic book superheroes. These distinct and detailed depictions sit on neither an aventurine or pink opaline dial, both encased in white gold but with the pink opaline model featuring 82 diamonds encrusted on the bezel.
TAG Heuer Carrera Special Edition
New from TAG Heuer is the Carrera Special Edition. Paying homage to the maison’s motor racing heritage, the new TAG Heuer Carrera Special Edition draws inspiration from the original 1963 model. The dial features a tri-complex layout complete which sits atop a beautifully distinct green backdrop. It also features similar lugs, case structure and pushers similar to that of the original model, but in keeping with contemporary sizing demands the case has been beefed up from 36mm to 39mm. The TAG Heuer Carrera Special Edition is limited to only 500 pieces and will be priced at $$9,650AUD.
Green is the new black, and along with TAG Heuer, Longines has also incorporated it into one of its most recognisable pieces. Now featuring a stunning olive-green dial, the new Longines Spirit boasts a subtle yet bold look that is definitely in-keeping with the brand’s ethos of vintage-inspired aesthetics that are still functional and relevant.
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