Welcome to this week’s Wind Up, our regular series where we feature all of the latest watch releases and news of the past seven days. In this week’s instalment, we’ll be featuring new watches from Chopard, TAG Heuer and Audemars Piguet, as well as a very special piece from William Wood Watches. Enjoy gents!
Audemars Piguet New Additions
Audemars Piguet has once again unveiled a bunch of new watches. The first include two now iterations of the CODE 11.59, both with a stunning smoked sunburst blue lacquered dial encased in white gold, one being a time-only piece and the other a chronograph, both with a date indicator. The second is an extension of the already incredible Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked. Audemars Piguet went balls-to-the-wall with this new version encasing it in pink gold and covering it with 436 baguette-cut diamonds. Damn!
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300
TAG Heuer has announced three new additions to its Aquaracer Professional 300 family, taking the grand total of that collection to 11 pieces. We’ve got two new black and blue versions with matching black and blue dials, respectively. The third model is arguably the standout model of the trio. It’s the black DLC-coated Night Diver, which features a completely luminescent dial coated in green Super-LumiNova with contrasting hands filled with blue Super-LumiNova. Awesome stuff.
Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono Only Watch
Made for Only Watch in support of the Monegasque Association Against Muscular Dystrophy, the Alpine Eagle XL Chrono Only Watch is Chopard’s high-precision chronograph that is more than willing to take it to the big guns. It features a stunning Swiss granite dial, sourced from the Graubünden region and is speckled with blue and green inclusions. It also has two new touches not yet seen before in the Alpine Eagle collection: a case made from beadblasted Lucent steel, and a calf leather strap. Not just all show, its chronometer certified calibre 03.05-C has three patents filed. Walking the walk and talking the talk.
William Wood Watches Commemorates 20 years Since 9/11
William Wood Watches, based in Britain, has partnered with the Tunnels to Towers Foundation to honour the first responders and all who gave their lives saving others on that tragic day 20 years ago. The Tunnels to Towers Foundation was founded to honor the sacrifice of the FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. The piece will be auctioned at the ‘Auction for Heros’ event with a starting price of $5,000USD.
Hublot Big Bang DJ Snake
Hublot has partnered with the most streamed French artist in the world to create its latest piece, the eponymously named Big Bang DJ Snake. Featuring blue and purple hues throughout, the new Big Bang DJ Snake’s bezel and six titanium components have been treated with a special manufacturing process, similar to the typical black PVD treatment found. The end result is somewhat of an optical illusion, where the Big Bang DJ Snake will glisten and shine differently depending on the lighting environment. Super cool.
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