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TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT | Image: TAG Heuer

The Wind Up – Watch News #234

Welcome back to the Wind Up, our weekly round-up edition where we highlight the latest watch releases of the past seven days. The week that was featured a number of really interesting watches that we definitely feel are well worth looking over. With new watches from TAG Heuer, the super popular independent watchmaker H. Moser & Cie, Panerai and the historic Breguet, this week’s Wind Up is full of amazing new watches. Oh, and a little nostalgic surprise from Swatch, too. Enjoy gents and happy reading!

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Breguet classique calendar 7337

Breguet Classique Calendar 7337 | Image: Breguet

Breguet Classique Calendar 7337

New from Breguet is the Classique Calendar 7337 in both white and rose gold. The Classique Calendar 7337 is an ode to Breguet’s dial-making prowess, with a variety of finishings applied like Clous de Paris guilloché, circular graining, hand-hammering and fine sandblasting. The final product here is an absolute feast for the senses and is completely and unapologetically Breguet.

Pay close attention to the lovely synergistic dial layout. It’s clear, refined and super legible, laden with information but designed to be effortlessly easy to read. In white gold, it’s a beautifully subtle and sophisticated dress watch that you can pair with a t-shirt and jeans. In rose gold, it transforms the piece into a stunning eye-catching dress watch whose details truly are second to none. A wonderful offering from Breguet.

Brand: Breguet
Model: Classique Calendar 7337
Reference Number: 7337BB/12/9VU/7337BR/12/9VU
Diameter: 39mm
Water Resistance: 30 metres
Calibre: 502.3 QSE1
Power Reserve: 45 hours
Price: AUD$62,700 for both references

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H moser cie streamliner tourbillon

H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Tourbillon | Image: H. Moser & Cie

H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Tourbillon

From H. Moser & Cie we have the epic Streamliner Tourbillon. The Streamliner heralded in a new and exciting venture for H. Moser & Cie. With its integrated bracelet and distinct design, the Streamliner really opened the door for the maison to flex its creative might. And now in its latest variation, the Streamliner Tourbillon, Moser has definitely outdone itself.

Featuring a Vantablack dial (which absorbs over 99% of light) surrounded by a warm red gold case and matching integrated bracelet, the H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Tourbillon already elevated itself into the realm of brilliance. But add to that winning formula a double-hairspring one-minute flying tourbillon, and what you get is a bona fide piece of independent haute horlogerie. Just superb from the team at H. Moser & Cie.

Brand: H. Moser & Cie
Model: Streamliner Tourbillon
Reference Number: 6804-0400
Diameter: 40mm
Water Resistance: 120 metres
Calibre: HMC 804
Power Reserve: 72 hours
Price: CHF109,000

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Swatch x dragon ball z

Goku x Swatch | Image: Swatch

Swatch x Dragon Ball Z

Man, do I love Dragon Ball Z. I remember watching it avidly on Cheez TV before my mum would yell all sorts of obscenities at me because it would almost always make me late to school. Remember when Goku turned Super Saiyan?! To this day that remains one of the most important, most life-changing and most defining moments of my life!
Swatch has just released a collection of Dragon Ball Z watches, playing on that childhood nostalgia (ngl, I still watch DBZ to this day…). The collection reimagines some of the most iconic characters like Goku, Vegeta, Majin Buu, Frieza and Cell into these super-fun and affordable watches. And each piece features an element of its inspired character on both the front and the back of the watch. Super cool and super fun.

Brand: Swatch
Model: Swatch x Dragon Ball Z
Reference Number: S- (depending on the model you choose)
Diameter: 40mm
Water Resistance: 30 metres
Calibre: Quartz
Power Reserve: Battery
Price: From AUD$150

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Tag heuer aquaracer professional 300 gmt

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT | Image: TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT

TAG Heuer has unveiled its latest expansion to the Aquaracer collection, this time with the Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT. A fresh take on the quintessential traveller’s watch, the Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT is a modern and stylish take on what really is one of the most popular complications in the world.
I love its subtle details, colour palette and dial highlights. I really like the two-toned bezel which really adds an interesting visceral element to the piece. There’s also the benefit of having an automatic movement powering the Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT, as well as the option of either having a stainless steel bracelet or a very nice deep midnight blue rubber strap which matches the watch’s aesthetic. My pick definitely.
Brand: TAG Heuer
Model: Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT
Reference Number: WBP2010.BA0632
Diameter: 43mm
Water Resistance: 300 metres
Calibre: Calibre 7 Automatic
Power Reserve: 50 hours
Price: AUD$5,500

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Panerai luminor bitempo pam01361

Panerai Luminor BiTempo PAM01361 | Image: Panerai

Panerai Luminor BiTempo PAM01361

Panerai dropped its latest and greatest with the new Luminor BiTempo PAM01361. The PAM01361 is one interesting bit of tech-laden kit, and is made up of a GMT complication, a power reserve indicator and a larger than normal date window. All of this is encased in 44mm of Panerai’s most iconic design, the Luminor case. I really like the aesthetic of the Panerai Luminor BiTempo PAM01361. Its blue-coloured theme extends from the lovely gleaming dial to the lighter blue highlights on the GMT and power reserve hands. All of this capped off with a bold look from Panerai’s infamous sandwich dial.

Brand: Panerai
Model: Luminor BiTempo PAM01361
Reference Number: PAM01361
Diameter: 44mm
Water Resistance: 300 metres
Calibre: P.9012
Power Reserve: 72 hours
Price: TBA

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Zenith defy revival a3642

Zenith Defy Revival A3642 | Image: Zenith

Zenith Launches E-Commerce in Australia

In other watch news, perennial fan favourite Zenith has launched an e-commerce offering in Australia for the first time. The latest development means that Aussie watch fans can get their hands on all Zenith boutique and e-commerce edition models via the online store. For example, the Defy Revival A3642, the modern reinterpretation of Zenith’s iconic A3642 reference that was limited to 250 pieces, is now available to purchase online. The DEFY Revival A3642 features a sapphire display back showing the automatic Elite 670 manufacture movement, operating at a frequency of 4 Hz (28’800 VpH) and delivering a power reserve of 50 hours when fully wound. You can check out all the Zenith pieces available on the online store via the link below.

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Montblanc opens first australian pop up store

Montblanc pop-up store in Chadstone | Image: Montblanc

Montblanc Opens First Australian Pop-Up Store

Iconic watch, jewellery and fashion label Montblanc has lifted the lid on its first-ever Australian pop-up star this week. Located luxury precinct of Melbourne’s Chadstone shopping centre, the pop-up champions a number of key Montblanc pieces, however, the real hero is the Extreme 3.0 leather goods collection. This range houses backpacks, wallets, card holders and travel bags, along with a host of great leather goods. The pop-up store is located on the ground floor between Mecca & Dior (around the corner from the Montblanc boutique) and is open from now until 11th September.

If you enjoyed The Wind Up and would like to continue reading about watches, you can head on over to my blog, Haulogerie, where I delve a bit deeper into the wonderful world of horology.

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