Welcome back to The Wind Up, our weekly series where we feature amazing new watches. In this week’s edition, we’ll be featuring new watches from Longines, Audemars Piguet, CHANEL and Girard-Perregaux. Enjoy gents!
Audemars Piguet 2021 Royal Oak Offshore Collection
Audemars Piguet has unveiled a bunch of new variations of the Royal Oak Offshore. The first include two new Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph models in 42mm with the maison’s new Calibre 4404 in titanium or stainless steel case with a “Méga Tapisserie” dial in light blue or khaki. The second includes three new references and are similar, but instead of a “Méga Tapisserie”, they have “Petite Tapisserie” and are available in stainless steel, titanium or pink gold. And the third is the Royal Oak Offshore Diver, limited to only 300 pieces and does away with the Calibre 4404 chronograph and instead uses the Calibre 4308.
Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges
An ode to the incredible history of Girard-Perregaux’s watchmaking history, the maison’s new Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges is an absolute feat of haute horlogerie. Its exposed movement coupled with the iconic three bridge design creates a compelling aesthetic, all the while with the focal point being centred on that incredible tourbillon.
H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Perpetual Calendar
New from H. Moser & Cie is the Streamliner Perpetual Calendar. A perfect mesh of one of the maison’s most innovative technical achievements encased in a distinct and super polarising case. We quite like how the H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Perpetual Calendar blends two of the independent watchmaker’s most recognisable designs.
New Longines Novelties
Longines has released a handful of new watches, each in the distinct spirit of the maison. The first is a new piece from the Master Collection, which features a beautifully classical aesthetic including diamond hour markers and a fantastic moonphase. The second piece is the Spirit, a pilot’s watch clad in titanium inspired by watches of yesteryear. The third is the tonneau-shaped Evidenza which features a lovely sea green or silver dial with matching leather straps.
CHANEL Monsieur Superleggera Edition
The CHANEL Monsieur is one of my favourite watches, and this new edition has definitely taken its spot. the new CHANEL Monsieur Superleggera Edition works well to bring to light a sporty and ultra-luxe look to a watch that is, in itself, quite unconventional. I love its darkened aesthetic, offset by the red script and dial highlights. Definitely one of the coolest under-the-radar watches of 2021.
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