Welcome back to this week’s edition of the Wind Up, our regular series where we highlight the latest watch releases of the past seven days. This week’s instalment is a touch on the light side, with only a handful of new watches being unveiled. But that doesn’t mean we’re not going to get into the nitty-gritty of it all. We’ll be delving deep into new watches from the likes of Tissot, G-SHOCK, Breitling and NOMOS Glashütte. Enjoy gents and happy reading.
NOMOS Glashütte Tangente Médecins Sans Frontières
Suffice to say, NOMOS Glashütte is one of the most exciting brands producing watches outside of Switzerland. With a penchant for creating affordable, accessible and well-made timepieces, the label has managed to secure a brand DNA all of its own. That’s rare, especially in a watchmaker that produces such wallet-friendly timepieces. Every NOMOS watch has an almost instantly identifiable look and feel, much like the same you would find in timepieces from more expensive, exclusive brands.
The NOMOS Glashütte Tangente Médecins Sans Frontières is a wonderfully charitable timepiece that brings into focus the ideals of raising emergency aid awareness by way of the red twelve-hour indicator. Based on the manufacturer’s most popular model, the NOMOS Glashütte Tangente Médecins Sans Frontières is a direct way for you to support the Doctors Without Borders organisation, a group that has fought for 50 years against the devastation of epidemics, natural disasters and forced migration.
Brand: NOMOS Glashütte
Model: Glashütte Tangente Médecins Sans Frontières
Reference Number: 165.S50
Water Resistance: 30 metres
Power Reserve: 43 hours
Breitling Navitimer Singapore Airlines Editions
Breitling has unveiled its latest and greatest. Based on the maison’s iconic Navitimer, the Breitling Navitimer Singapore Airlines Edition beautifully portrays the use of Singapore Airlines’ corporate colours of blue and gold. There are two pieces, the Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41 Singapore Airlines Limited Edition and the Navitimer Automatic 38 Singapore Airlines Limited Edition.
The Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41 Singapore Airlines Limited Edition is the more complicated of the two, and thus more expensive. It features the Singapore Airlines colours throughout but in a subtle manner, along with the airline’s emblem on the crown. The Navitimer Automatic 38 Singapore Airlines Limited Edition features the same colourway as the Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41 Singapore Airlines Limited Edition, but of course, lacks the fun of a chronograph.
Model: Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41/Navitimer Automatic 38
Reference Number: AB01392A1C1A1/A173252A1C1A1
Water Resistance: 30 metres/30 metres
Calibre: Calibre 01/Breitling 17
Power Reserve: 43 hours/38 hours
G-SHOCK Full Metal GMB2100-1A
The revered CasiOak is back and it’s better than ever. Encased in a full metal case with a matching metal bracelet, the G-SHOCK Full Metal GMB2100-1A is such an amazing piece that really signifies how far the brand has come. From being a mere novelty, the CasiOak propelled G-SHOCK into the limelight. It brought much deserved eyes and ears onto the brand, and now some three years since the original GA2100 was released, the CasiOak can revel in its most interesting iteration yet.
The entire G-SHOCK Full Metal GMB2100-1A is clad in stainless steel. That’s the case, the bezel and the bracelet. With forging, cutting and polishing inherently utilised during its manufacture, the G-SHOCK Full Metal GMB2100-1A is a precise, intricate bit of kit that continues the brand’s thematic look and feel. But on a whole other level.
Model: G-SHOCK Full Metal
Reference Number: GMB2100-1A
Water Resistance: 200 metres
Power Reserve: 18 months with power saving function on
Price: From USD$550
Tissot PRX Automatic Chronograph
Tissot has unveiled a new iteration of its PRX Automatic Chronograph, an interesting entry-level automatic chronograph. The Tissot PRX Automatic Chronograph is available with either a silver or a blue dial, and features a horizontally oriented sub-dial layout. The stainless steel case is sharp, clean and crisp, adorned with multi-directional brushing, high-gleam polishing and sweeping edges. I think Tissot outdid itself with the finishing here, where a round of applause is definitely deserved.
The Tissot PRX Automatic Chronograph is powered by the Valjoux A05 H31, which is based on the ETA Valjoux 7753. The finishing is quite basic and lacklustre, however you have to consider the final price of the Tissot PRX Automatic Chronograph, where if a higher degree of finishing was applied, the price would definitely have reflected those additional hours dedicated to the pieces. All in all, the Tissot PRX Automatic Chronograph is an appealing entry-level chronograph that ticks enough boxes to be a serious consideration.
Model: PRX Automatic Chronograph
Reference Number: T137.427.11.011.00/T137.427.11.041.00
Water Resistance: 100 metres
Calibre: Valjoux A05 H31
Power Reserve: 60 hours
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