Welcome to The Wind Up, our weekly editorial where we highlight the latest and greatest in the world of watches. In this week’s instalment, we’ll be covering the latest watches from the likes of Hublot, Raymond Weil, Shinola and Bulgari. As always, enjoy gents!
Hublot Big Bang E UEFA EURO 2020
Hublot has unveiled its latest football-inspired collaboratory piece, the Big Bang E UEFA EURO 2020. For the first time in its history, the EUROs will be held in 11 cities in 11 different countries, with the bezel depicting the colours of the 12 nations initially planned to host the sporting event. It features an AMOLED display, enhancing usability and legibility. The Big Bang E UEFA EURO 2020 gives the user the ability to follow the timing of the matches with timekeeping, half-time, extra time and the end of the match, along with notifying the wearer of cards awarded, player substitutions, penalties and of course goals. What more do you need?
Raymond Weil Freelancer Calibre RW1212
Raymond Weil is continuing to integrate the colour green into its collections, with the Freelancer Calibre RW1212 the latest piece to receive the colour addition. The Freelancer Calibre RW1212 features an exposed balance wheel at 6 o’clock which looks superb against the new green dial which has a smooth satin chapter ring offset by a Clous de Paris dial in the centre. I really like how balanced this piece looks, especially with the contrasting colours. It’s available on either a green trap or a stainless steel bracelet, with the strap being my preference.
Shinola Canfield Speedway
Shinola has unveiled its very first automatic chronograph with a tachymeter function. Dubbed the Canfield Speedway, the piece draws inspiration from vintage American racing and stock cars from the 1920s and is the manufacture’s most complicated piece to be made in its Detroit watch factory thus far. It’s a lovely combination of motorsport-inspired details and mechanics complete with a black perforated leather strap and stock car-inspired colourway.
Bulgari x Steve Aoki
Bulgari has teamed up with renowned DJ Steve Aoki in its latest and greatest, the Bulgari-Bulgari Aluminum x Steve Aoki Limited Edition. Featuring a 40mm aluminium case with a DLC titanium caseback and rubber bezel, the Bulgari-Bulgari Aluminum x Steve Aoki Limited Edition is distinct, bold and more than befitting of the iconic DJ’s unique characteristics. The white dial is filled with SuperLuminova, shining bright even in the darkest of lighting environments. And perhaps the coolest feature of the watch is Steve Aoki’s luminescent logo.
Audemars Piguet CODE 11.59 Selfwinding Chronograph
Audemars Piguet has released its CODE 11.59 Selfwinding Chronograph in two distinct metals, one in white gold and the other in pink gold with black ceramics. The new metals are bold, enduring and really work well with the piece’s overall flow. Black ceramic fills the middle case, while the bezel, lugs and caseback are crafted in gold. This is a lovely combination of colours and textures, balanced by the vertical satin-finished dial. I’d take either.
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