Welcome to the final Wind Up before we head off to celebrate Christmas. In this week’s edition, we’ll be featuring some amazing new watches from Hublot, Roger Dubuis and Raymond Weil. Enjoy gents and Merry Christmas!
Hublot Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow
An exquisite and sophisticated exercise in artistry is the focal point of the new Hublot Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow, the next timepiece made in collaboration with Takashi Murakami. The new Hublot Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow features a smiling flower depicted on a three-dimensional face that extends beyond the sapphire crystal. There are 12 colourful petals that rotate around the face, covered in 487 stones that represent the colours of the rainbow: rubies, pink sapphires, amethysts, blue sapphires, tsavorites, yellow and orange sapphires. And the final piece of ingenuity at play here is a ball-bearing system that turns the petals under the watch crystal which brings the smiling flower to life.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Gully Monotourbillon
New from Roger Dubuis is the Excalibur Gully Monotourbillon. Combining world-famous urban culture artists, the radical Excalibur Gully Monotourbillon features a stunning array of vivid colours which mask the true haute horlogerie prowess of the timepiece. We love that the focal point here is not on the tourbillon but rather on the bright colours throughout the exposed movement. Fantastic stuff.
Raymond Weil Noemia
From Raymond Weil we have the new Noemia. A graceful and elegant timepiece, the Noemia combines soft curves with an array of diamonds against a backdrop of smokey green to capture and scintillate. A lovely piece for the female collector.
Breitling Navitimer Automatic 41
Breitling has unveiled the super classy Navitimer Automatic 41. Steeped in history and iconicity, the Navitimer Automatic 41 features a stunning blue and white facade which works really well with the overall aesthetic of the piece. It’s a limited model of only 500 pieces available exclusively online. Big fan!
Blancpain 2022 Traditional Chinese Calendar
Blancpain has kicked off 2022 Lunar New Year with a new version of its Traditional Chinese Calendar. This time around, the piece is crafted in platinum and issued in a 50-piece limited edition. It also presents the indications of the lunisolar calendar on a white grand feu enamel dial. Flip it over and you’ll see the zodiac sign of the year, the tiger, highlighted on the back.
Melbourne’s First Stand-Alone Rolex Boutique Opens
Boutellier Montres and Rolex have unveiled a new boutique in Melbourne within a 19th century heritage building. Located at the top end of Collins Street, the boutique occupies three floors and also features a ground floor retail space, a first floor VIP and events space, and a future development of the second floor that will include the addition of a Rolex Authorised Service Centre.
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