Welcome to the next instalment of the Wind Up, which makes it the 200th edition of our weekly series! In this week’s instalment, we’ll be featuring a handful of new watches, including pieces from Piaget, Maurice Lacroix, Grand Seiko and Lederer. Enjoy gents!
Piaget Polo Date 36mm
Piaget has unveiled a new size for its esteemed Polo. Now measuring 36mm and including a date window, the new Polo Date 36mm encompasses the maison’s delicate and refined approach to its watchmaking, with this new model geared towards the female collector. Available in a variety of metals from stainless steel to gold all the way to two full paved models, the new Polo Date 36mm certainly has something for everyone.
Simon Noguiera x Aikon Urban Tribe
Simon Noguiera has teamed up with Maurice Lacroix to create the watchmaker’s latest piece, the Simon Noguiera x Aikon Urban Tribe. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Simon Noguiera, he’s an absolute star in the world of freerunning, routinely climbing some of the world’s highest buildings and balancing on the edge of skyscrapers using nothing but his limbs with absolutely no safety support. The piece categorically encompasses Simon’s unique attributes with a stunning engraved case and a sun-brushed Clous de Paris dial. The Simon Noguiera x Aikon Urban Tribe is available now in a limited run of only 500 pieces.
Lederer Central Impulse Chronometer
Revealed as a concept piece at last year’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, Lederer has unveiled the Central Impulse Chronometer in its final form. Featuring a new calibre that is comprised of a new type of double impulse escapement produced by Lederer with a constant force and a double gear train, the Central Impulse Chronometer certainly does have an air of complexity that is amiss with many other modern independent timepieces.
Grand Seiko SLGA008
New from Grand Seiko is the SLGA008. This is the maison’s most recent timepiece featuring a “tree ring” dial. It features a gorgeous rose gold case which is complemented by a brown tree ring textured dial, giving the piece a very subtle yet wholly natural look. Priced at $49,000USD, the SLGA008 isn’t what we would call well priced, but if you consider the piece’s prestige and the maison’s esteemed propensity for horological beauty, then a case could be made for its price tag being justified. Maybe.
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