Welcome to this week’s edition of The Wind Up, our regular series where we feature the latest watch releases of the past seven days. In this week’s edition, we’ll be featuring new pieces from the likes of Cartier, Oris and Maurice de Mauriac. Enjoy gents!
Oris Big Crown ProPilot Okavango Air Rescue Limited Edition
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Botswana’s aeromedical rescue organisation named the Okavango Air Rescue, Oris has released the limited edition Big Crown ProPilot Okavango Air Rescue. Made in a run of only 2,011 pieces, the new Big Crown ProPilot Okavango Air Rescue Limited Edition features a stunning green textured dial offset by white-painted luminous hands encased in 41mm of brushed stainless steel. We love the textured dial, reminiscent of the grasses of the Okavango Delta which is further enhanced by the angled fluted bezel. A beautiful timepiece through and through from Oris.
Maurice de Mauriac L2 Red Sea
Deep, dark and ominous, the stealthy new L2 Red Sea from Maurice de Mauriac features a 42mm stainless steel case with a DLC coating and a unidirectional rotating bezel. The stand-out feature here is, of course, that red sapphire crystal sitting atop the relatively minimalistic dial, giving the piece that subtle yet engaging red colour palette. Limited to only 42 pieces and available on several strap and bracelet options, the Maurice de Mauriac L2 Red Sea is priced from 4,670CHF.
Cartier Clash limited Mitten Watch
New from Cartier is the feminine Clash limited Mitten Watch. Designed to look and function like a glove-cross-bracelet, the new Clash limited Mitten Watch is indeed a timepiece, with a quartz-powered movement sitting proximally within the glove. The dial is made from rose gold and is set with diamonds, while the glove, or the strap, is made from rose gold mesh. This is a unique piece which really captures the essence of what Cartier’s watchmaking philosophy is all about.
Geneva Watch Days 2021
From 30th of August to 3rd of September, Geneva will be holding an international horological event. This multi-brand event, dubbed ‘phygital’, will feature brands like Breitling, Bvlgari, De Bethune, Girard-Perregaux, H. Moser & Cie, MB&F, Ulysse Nardin and Urwerk, all partaking and unveiling their latest and greatest to the world. Can’t wait to see the new releases!
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