Another week has come and gone, which means another round-up of all the latest watch releases in our regular series, the Wind Up. In this week’s edition, we’ve got a few stand-out pieces that we’re all frothing over, namely the new 1815 Chronograph from German icon A. Lange & Söhne. Throw in IWC’s latest versions of the iconic Portugieser Automatic and Chronograph models, alongside MING’s incredible monopusher chronograph and you’ve got a pretty solid lineup of new releases. And that’s before we even bring up Baltic’s uber-cool Peter Auto Tricompax Chronograph Racing Set. Hope you enjoy the pieces gents!
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph ‘Hampton Court Edition’
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph ‘Hampton Court Edition’ is a very special piece unique to be auctioned off in Geneva by Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo on the 6th of November this year. Proceeds of the sale of this unique piece will go to The Prince’s Trust, set up by HRH The Prince of Wales that helps support people aged 11 to 30 in developing essential life skills to access job opportunities. The piece in question is absolutely exquisite. It features a white gold case paired with a black solid-silver dial offset by rhodié-coloured sun-dials and markers and case-matched gold hands. You might note a closed caseback, but this is actually called a hinged cuvette case back, which can be opened to peer into the majesty of that L951.5 movement.
Brand: A. Lange & Söhne
Model: 1815 Chronograph ‘Hampton Court Edition
Reference Number: 414.047
Water Resistance: 30 metres
Power Reserve: 60 hours
IWC’s Portugieser Goes Blue
IWC has updated two of its most recognisable models, the Portugieser Automatic and the Portugieser Chronograph. Both models now feature a white lacquer and blue dial, giving them a very clean, fresh and understated look. Both the Portugieser Chronograph and the Portugieser Automatic come on matching blue straps, rubber for the chronograph and leather for the Automatic. I really like the subtle touches of blue on both models, but more so on the Portugieser Chronograph, coupled with that gorgeous blue rubber strap.
Model: Portugieser Chronograph/Portugieser Automatic
Reference Number: IW371620/IW500715
Water Resistance: 30 metres/30 metres
Calibre: IWC 69355/IWC 52010
Power Reserve: 46 hours/7 days
MING 37.04 Monopusher
In celebration of its fifth year of operation, MING has released its most adventurous piece yet. The 37.04 Monopusher is a beautiful example of MING’s distinct and contemporary approach to its watchmaking. The design cues of MING’s ethos is more than apparent with the 37.04 Monopusher.
From the black guilloché base dial, to the sapphire covered main dial with recessed sub-dials. From the ornate titanium 38mm case to the use of a movement originally designed by F. P. Journe, Vianney Halter and Denis Flageollot, the 37.04 Monopusher is quintessentially MING.
Model: 37.04 Monopusher
Reference Number: 37.04
Water Resistance: 50 metres
Calibre: LJP 5000.M1
Power Reserve: 38 hours
Baltic x Peter Auto Tricompax Chronograph
Baltic was just another Kickstarter-funded micro-brand. Now it’s a thriving force in the world of accessible watchmaking. The new Baltic x Peter Auto Tricompax Chronograph is a stunning rendition of watchmaking meeting car racing. Etienne Malec, the founder of Baltic, wanted to realise the meeting of his two passions in watches and sports cars with a watch that embodied the spirit of both.
And that is where the idea for the Baltic x Peter Auto Tricompax Chronograph was born, where Etienne partnered up with the iconic event organiser to create his dream watch. With its distinct racing chronograph look, vintage feel and use of a genuine Swiss movement, the Baltic x Peter Auto Tricompax Chronograph is a sure fire winner. The Baltic x Peter Auto Tricompax Chronograph also comes with two racing stopwatches, both powered by hand-wound movements, both a reflection of the watch’s aesthetic.
Model: Baltic x Peter Auto Tricompax Chronograph
Reference Number: –
Water Resistance: 50 metres
Calibre: Sellita SW510-M
Power Reserve: 63 hours
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