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The Wind Up – Watch News #238

Welcome to the next Wind Up, our regular feature where we highlight all of the new watch news and releases of the past week. In this week’s edition, we’ll be focusing on a handful of new watches, including pieces from Panerai, Audemars Piguet and Grand Seiko. Happy reading gents!

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Grand Seiko SBGX353 | Image: Grand Seiko

Grand Seiko SBGX353

New from Grand Seiko is the reference SBGX353, also known eloquently as the Skyflake. This spirited reference sits at a very subtle 34mm in diameter, has a stunning textured dial and is powered by the maison’s 9F61 quartz movement (which replaces the original Spring Drive movement).

The focal point of the SBGX353 is of course that gorgeous dial. Points of differentiation are the deep blued steel seconds hand, the diamond-cut hour markers and those refined hands. Fans of the Spring Drive movement might be turned off, but the SBGX353 Skyflake hits enough of the right notes to still be a solid consideration.

Brand: Grand Seiko
Model: Skyflake
Reference Number: SBGX353
Diameter: 34mm
Water Resistance: 30 metres
Calibre: 9F61 (Quartz)
Price: €3,900

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Panerai Introduces A Moonphase To Its

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Panerai Luminor PAM01181 | Image: Panerai

Panerai Adds Moonphase to Luminor Due Collection

Panerai has introduced the Luminor Due collection’s very first complication in the form of the romantic moon phase. Placed at four o’clock in each of its variations, the new moon phase will feature a 24-carat gold moon set against a shining midnight blue sky, which will act as a key point of differentiation to distinguish the new Luminor Due Luna from the other pieces in the Luminor collection.

There will be handful of new models featuring the moon phase complication, including the Luminor Due Luna Madreperia with a white mother-of-pearl dial and red-toned Goldtech™ case, as well as a steel-cased Luminor Due Luna with a blue sun-brushed dial.

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Audemars piguet royal oak concept flying tourbillon gmt

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT | Image: Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT

Next up is the newest Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT reference. Now clad in green ceramic, the new reference 26589IO.OO.D056CA.01 is an extension on an already very illustrious line up of grail-worthy Royal Oaks.

This particular model has AP’s distinct flying tourbillon, a 44mm titanium case offset by a green ceramic bezel (which is actually the first for the collection), as well as matching green hues throughout. And let’s not forget that green rubber band either — fantastic.

Brand: Audemars Piguet
Model: Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT
Reference Number: 26589IO.OO.D056CA.01
Diameter: 44mm
Water Resistance: 100 metres
Calibre: 2954
Power Reserve: 10 days
Price: CHF198,900

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Bulgari presents handful of masterpieces at geneva watch days

Bulgari Presents Handful Of Masterpieces At Geneva Watch Days

Bulgari is on a sort of an unrelenting roll as of late, releasing masterpiece after masterpiece with unparalleled confidence and with a verve for the obscure. The maison released some brand new watches at the recent Geneva Watch Days, including the likes of the brand new Octo Finissimo Skeleton 8 Days and the stunning Octo Finissimo Sejima Edition. But Bulgari also flexed its haute joaillerie muscles, with pieces like the Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon, the Serpenti Seduttori and the Serpenti Siga.

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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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