Another week down, another round up of all the latest watch news in our weekly series, The Wind Up. In this week’s instalment, we’ll be featuring new watches from Girard-Perregaux, Bovet and Junghans. Enjoy gents!
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The Wind Up – Watch News #196
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Ti 230
New from Girard-Perregaux is the Laureato Absolute Ti 230. Made to commemorate the 230th anniversary of the esteemed watchmaker, which coincidentally coincides with the birthdate of the discovery of titanium in the exact same year, Girard-Perregaux has released the Laureato Absolute Ti 230. Available in two variants, the Laureato Absolute Ti 230 features a super modern looking titanium case and will come with either a blue or grey dial, both limited to only 230 pieces.
Bovet 1822 Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two DLC-SLN
From Bovet we have the new 1822 Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two DLC-SLN. Now clad in DLC-coated titanium, the 1822 Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two DLC-SLN is a modern avant-garde take on some serious haute horlogerie. It features a semi-openworked dial highlighted by that spectacular one-minute flying tourbillon escapement which is complimented beautifully by the blackened Côtes de Genève decoration. It’s available with a variety of dial colours and is priced at 200,000CHF.
Junghans Max Bill Edition Set 60
The stylistic approach of Bauhaus has not yet seen its last day in watchmaking, with the new Junghans Max Bill Edition Set 60 setting about that thematic design culture in a wonderful way. Featuring a set of 3 watches, each distinctly different yet depicting the same Bauhaus styling throughout, the Junghans Max Bill Edition Set 60 is like a breath of fresh air. The first model has the time displayed in the typical way, centred in the middle of the dial. The second has a small-seconds register. And the third has a really captivating regulator-style dial layout. Cool and funky.
Bulova 50th Anniversary Lunar Pilot Limited Edition
Bulova can confidently say it has a deserved namesake in NASA’s history, making its way onto 46 NASA missions. And then, in 1971, Bulova “made history” when one of NASA’s astronauts wore the Bulova Chronograph 88510/01 on the Moon’s surface. The Bulova 50th Anniversary Lunar Pilot Limited Edition is an inherent reissue of that same watch, albeit with some lovely little aesthetic improvements. Now clad in titanium, the new Bulova 50th Anniversary Lunar Pilot Limited Edition has gold-coloured accents throughout. The Bulova 50th Anniversary Lunar Pilot Limited Edition will be available in a limited run of 5,000 pieces and will be packaged with a commemorative NASA coin, along with an engraved caseback and an individualised serial number.
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