Welcome back to The Wind Up, our weekly series where we feature the latest watch releases of the past seven days. In this week’s round up, we’ll be covering new pieces from Maurice Lacroix, Breitling, Bell & Ross and Breguet. Enjoy gents!
Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity
New from Maurice Lacroix is the Masterpiece Gravity, a definitive demonstration of colour, depth, texture and complexity. Distinctive and enthralling, the Masterpiece Lacroix effortlessly combines aesthetics with exposed mechanics in a harmonious manner. Silver tones adorn the Masterpiece Gravity with pops of gold and purple, brought together by the inverted automatic manufacture Calibre ML 230.
Breitling Endurance Pro IRONMAN
Breitling has unveiled its latest piece, drawing inspiration from the partnership between itself and the eponymous IRONMAN competition. The sports chronograph is made from Breitlight, Breitling’s proprietary material that is three times lighter than titanium and six times lighter than stainless steel. The red graduated dial matches the red rubber strap, crown and top pusher, rounded out by bold hour numerals and that quintessential Breitling look.
Bell & Ross x Alpine F1 Team Collection
Bell & Ross is celebrating its partnership with the Alpine F1 Team by releasing a handful of sports chronographs inspired by the exhilarating motorsport. With an aesthetic inspired by the colourway of the Alpine F1 Team, each piece walks the fine line of paying homage to each respective brand without forgoing each brand’s respective DNA. Awesome pieces.
Breguet Unveils New Type XXI Models in Titanium
Breguet’s XXI models are now available in titanium and in two distinct colours, the first with orange numerals, hands and markers, with the other in green. These minor changes exemplify Breguet’s ability to recreate some of its most historic models whilst still retaining those fundamental qualities of originality. Fantastic stuff.
Corum Bubble X Ray
While we’re still a fair way from Halloween, that doesn’t mean we can’t dabble in the eccentricities of the famed day. Here we have the Bubble X Ray from Corum. Typically an ultra traditional watchmaker, the Bubble X Ray depicts a confronting and super realistic looking skull on the dial which is slightly distorted by the huge domed sapphire crystal. At night it’s fully visible with thanks to it being filled with luminescent materials, which extends to the synthetic strap, also being treated to fluorescent green stitching. So cool.
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