Welcome to the next instalment of The Wind Up, our regular series where we pick out our favourite watches of the past seven days. In this week’s edition we’ll be featuring the latest and greatest from Grand Seiko, Jaquet Droz, Hublot and Panerai. Enjoy gents!
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Grand Seiko Spring Drive
To celebrate the 140th anniversary of the founding of the company, Grand Seiko has released this brand new variation of the Spring Drive. Clad in a Zaratsu polished platinum case and featuring the beautiful manual wound calibre 9R02, the new Grand Seiko Spring Drive is a virtuous and ultimately supremely beautiful timepiece. It will be available in a limited run of only 50 pieces and will be priced at $118,000AUD.
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon
New from Jaquet Droz is the Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon. Featuring a completely skeletonised dial depicting that wonderful tourbillon, the new Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon is a magnificent aesthetic and mechanical proposition.
Hublot Big Bang Summer
Clad in an anodized satin-finished and polished aluminium case that results in a stunning turquoise blue, the new Hublot Big Bang Summer is the quintessential summer watch. While we might be wishing for the warmer months to come, our Northern Hemisphere friends can rest assured that their summer will be solidified whilst wearing one of these 200 limited edition pieces.
Panerai Radiomir Eilean PAM01243
And from Panerai we have the new Radiomir Eilean PAM01243. Bringing together two iconic 1936 designs, the new Radiomir Eilean PAM01243 couples the hallmark visual traits of the historic Radiomir and the stunning and super distinct lineage of the Eilean, a yacht designed by boat builder William Fife III which sailed the seas of Europe and the Caribbean for decades before being acquired by Panerai in 2006 with the intent to fully restore it to its former glory. The new Radiomir Eilean PAM01243 continues on the thematic look and feel of the original Radiomir with its distinct cushion case and builds upon its heritage inspiration with a dial featuring striations and a brown finish that evokes the teak deck of the Eilean yacht, along with an inscription of the boat name on the caseback and strap, along with a dragon emblem on the left hand side of the case, the same which decorates the boat hull.
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